Saturday, August 13, 2016

Knee Sleeves Saved Me

I had a knee surgery a few years ago. My knee since then had never been the same as before. I used to work out a lot at the gym, My trainning schedule was so excessive that my whole body, especialy my knees, had to work a lot.

 I was warned that my knee would get injured someday if i keep trainning like that, but i ignored the warning and kept my schedule stricted. And so what must come had came, my knee joints got injured the injuries was so bad that both my leg had to go through a surgery. After sometime i was able to walk normally again though it was still hurt when I walk around. But I was a gym maniac, so bad that the pain of not able to work out hurt me more than the pain in my knees. I couldn't keep my trainning schedule because my knees didn't allow me to work my knees too hard or it will get even worse injury, and there's even a chance that i can't even walk anymore. So i didn't want any risk. And then i found a solution: knee sleeves. I found it by chance when surfing the internet to find a way for me to work out again. i immediately order one pair and try them out.

 The advertisement didn't lie, they really a lot. My knee now hurts less when i work out and i feel no pain when i walk. I can take some simple work out, but not the hard on the knees ones. However to me right now this is enough. I had my trainning rescheduled so that my knees can take it and never to get injured again. I really feel that my money was well spent on these knee sleeves.
You can read more article about sport:

Thursday, May 4, 2006

DAY 115 - Thu May 04 2006 - NO EAT DAY 55

orange juice, 1 small glass, 8 fl. oz - 120 cals
half a banana - 50 cals
Apples & Cinnamon apple sauce - 80 cals
1 small bowl of salad w/ vinaigrette - 150 cals
2 boiled egg whites w/ salt & pepper - 32 cals
1 cup of coffee w/ 3 milkers & Splenda - about 50 cals (14 cals per 1 fl oz of 2% milk)

Total 482 calories

Looks like I went a little over my calorie limit today. I didn't realize the orange juice
had so many calories! Must be all the sugar.. Oh well. It's not excessive, just a little

I was planning on drinking a V8 juice later tonight but I guess not. 

I'm really not sure about this eating 300-400 calories on my No Eat Days anymore.
I like the idea of drinking the protein powder for my muscles, but I might just go back
to the way I was doing it before if I'm disappointed with my results on the 10th. 
I can't see how I've possibly lost 11 lbs this month. It doesn't seem likely. I'm slipping
up too much and becoming too lax.

On the other hand, working out with weights demands more calories. So...I don't really
know what to do. I guess I'll decide once I see the scale on the 10th and see how 
disappointed it makes me.

Survivor night tonight. Hope my wife remembers to tape it.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

DAY 114 - Wed May 03 2006

Breakfast (9:30am): 2 fried eggs
2 pieces of bacon
2 pieces of fried baloney
2 pieces of rye toast
2 pieces of white toast
cucumber & tomato slices
tangerine wedges

Lunch (1:30pm): 2 chicken souvlaki pitas
2 large cups of strawberry protein powder smoothie


Dinner: McDonald's Turkey BLT deli sandwich combo w/ side salad (vinaigrette dressing)
2% milk (250mL)

I ate the last of the pitas for lunch today. I thought I had better take a picture
since I raved about them a couple days ago. They contain marinated chicken, tzatziki sauce,
onions and tomatoes. Very garlicy but very good.

I finally found a way to ingest protein powder and not taste it! I made a smoothie using a
bunch of strawberries that had gone soft, mixed with water, ice and Splenda, and a full 40g
scoop of protein. (The strawberries would have been going in the garbage soon anyway so 
I didn't have much to lose by trying it.) Anyway, it tasted really good. I didn't taste the protein
at all. I'm sure it would have been very low calorie too. So I guess from now on, I'll make 
smoothies using whatever suitable fruit we have available at the time.

I'm just listening to the Calgary Flames vs Mighty Ducks game 7. Looks like the Ducks might
just eliminate the Flames tonight, if they can hold onto their lead.
Edmonton is doing really well. If Calgary gets knocked out, I'll cheer for Edmonton.

(10:00pm): Well looks like the Flames are out too. That leaves only Ottawa and Edmonton as
the only Canadian teams left in the play-offs. I'd rather Edmonton win because I'm in the west, 
but either team would be nice..

For dinner I tried to go to Taco Time in the mall food court, but it was close to closing time and
they decided they wanted to close 5 minutes early (I hate when businesses do that!) So they
turned me away. I was going to get a couple of their veggie burritos.

McDonald's was still open so I went there and settled on their deli sandwich combo with a salad.
Originally I ordered Diet Coke, but there was something wrong with their pop fountain, so the 
only other sugar-free choice was milk.

(1:30am): I guess the McDonald's sandwich and salad didn't fill me up enough because I was
really hungry when I got home. I ate a couple of slices of leftover pepperoni pizza and some 
honey-garlic chicken wingettes that my wife had cooked earlier. I don't like eating this late at
night but I knew that if I didn't, I would be starving tomorrow and would probably eat more than
I should.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

DAY 113 - Tues May 02 2006 - NO EAT DAY 54

Okay, back on track today. As much as I wanted to eat the leftover pizza
in the fridge, I did not. I resisted.
I did however have a small salad with balsamic vinaigrette worth about 150 calories
about noon. Followed by a delicious protein powder and water cocktail (ugh!).

I lifted my weights around 2:00pm. A pretty good workout. My son came home from
school sick today so he watched me, along with one of my daughters. (The kids are
pretty impressed when I lift my weights. They seem so heavy to them.)

Before I left for work I had a cinnamon apple sauce for another 80 calories.
When I got to work I had a coffee with three 2% milkers and Splenda. No idea how
many calories in those milkers but I'll guess a total of 50.

On my first coffee break I took a brisk walk. When I got back I had a V8 V-Go, warm. 
40 calories.

Now it's time for my dinner break. There was a meeting today at work and there are
leftover sandwiches, soup and muffins. I've done a good job to resist them all.

I didn't bring any other low-calorie snacks, so I'm going to take another walk. But
not until I down another one of those delectable protein powder/water delights! "Whey
too delicious!" (If I keep pretending maybe one day I'll actually believe it!!)

Total calories today = 320

Monday, May 1, 2006

DAY 112 - Mon May 01 2006

Breakfast (8:15am): 3 blueberry toaster waffles w/ margarine, peanut butter & syrup
1 cup of milk

Lunch (12:45pm): 2 chicken souvlaki pitas
Large coconut piña colada (non-alcoholic)

Snack (3:30pm): Medium Tim Hortons French vanilla cappuccino

Dinner (7:30pm): 4-5 pieces of vegetarian pizza
½ piece of pepperoni pizza

Snack (10:30pm): small, seedless tangerine

So first thing I do when I get up in the morning is eat waffles. Why? I don't
know. I decided yesterday I was not going to eat today. But for some reason
I couldn't stop myself. I ate the waffles while getting my kids ready for school
and then went back to sleep.
When I got up around noon, I had a couple more of the souvlaki pitas leftover
from last night. (These things are so good, I should take a picture.) My wife
made piña coladas in the blender so I had a great big one of those too. 

On the way home from picking the kids up from school, we again stopped at
Tim Hortons and I got another medium French vanilla and one for my wife.

She later went to work, and I took the kids out to the park to fly a kite. (It was
a sunny but very windy evening.) I got some good exercise doing that. Lots of 
running around trying to get it to stay in the air. It did stay up for a while but
eventually the wind ripped it apart. After it crashed into the ground several 
times, it was trashed, so we got rid of it and headed home. (!$%^# cheap kite!)

We were out for a good 2½ hours. It was getting late and no time to cook
dinner, so I stopped in at our local pizza joint and got 2 mediums to go. 
Pepperoni and vegetarian. Back at home I hate about half the vegetarian, as
well as half a slice of one of the kids' pepperoni. As a snack shortly before
bed I ate the tangerine.

So this is the third day in a row I've eaten. I've suffered a bit of a lapse in my
dieting and I'll probably pay for it on weigh day, but I can't take it back now. 
So I've just got to get back on the program and be more disciplined tomorrow.
(I sound like the Vancouver Canucks after a loss.)