Day 44. Buttered Corn and Cinnamon Rolls … Friends or Foes?

After a day at the California State Fair and all it’s fried and dipped glory,  can say the answer is YES! Buttered corn and cinnamon rolls are friendlies. Well, a friend you see maybe 2-4 times a year, but you text regularly. “Let’s hang out soon” “I’ll call you later” “Let’s do lunch next week” Definitely friendly, but not invite-to-your-wedding material.

Morning weight 172. Post buttered and parmesan cheese corn and fried jack cheese sticks – 171.

Life lesson #44 – Bad decisions have consequences, but use insight to determine if some decisions just aren’t that bad. Some people beat themselves up over every misstep, perceived or actual. Others have no barometer to say “Stop!” In the immortal words of Mr. Miyagi, “Balance Danielsan, Balance!”

Today’s Meals:

  • 7:30am – Herbalife Formula 1 French Vanilla Protein Shake. 5 oz of Healthy Balance Apple Juice, 1 cup of raw cabbage, 1/2 cup of Costco Organic Frozen Blueberries, 4 large Costco strawberries, and 1/2 frozen banana. 2 scoops of Formula 1 and 2 scoops of Herbalife Personalized Protein Powder
  • 10:50am – Power Crunch Cookies & Cream Bar
  • 1:05pm – Chinese food
    • 1 serving of sesame tofu
    • 1 serving of egg fried rice
    • 1 serving of salt and pepper mushroom
    • 1 1/4 patties of vegetarian egg foo yung
    • 2 Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Milk Biscuits
  • 3:45pm – Herbalife Recovery Drink. 1 scoop of Herbalife24 Rebuild Endurance and 1 scoop of Herbalife24 Rebuild Strength. Mixed in 14 ounces of water.
  • 5:30pm – Dos Coyotes Veggie Ranchero Burrito. Wife and I split. We don’t eat that much because we eat throughout the day and there would be no way either of us could finish one on our own and as an added bonus, it saves us a ton of money on eating out.
    • Cooking Tip – if you order it, ask for the chips and the guacamole on the side. The chips won’t get soggy from the ranchero sauce and the guac won’t make the inside of the burrito cold. Also, ask for the burrito “extra crispy”. It will make the cheese taste like the best tasting slice of pizza you’ve ever had.
Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2 and 2.1

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Food, physical therapy, and exercise

Today’s Activities:

  •  Physical therapy. Total 4 sessions, 3rd with Doug.
    • Left shoulder. Measurable results in range of motion. My increased movement and pushing beyond pain thresholds is starting to break down the scar tissue. Continue as planned.
    • Right arm/fingers. Advised this pain is not improving and in many day-to-day activities, actually much worse. Doug tugged and pulled and there is relief. Doesn’t want the pain to continue because it can cause a scarring of the nerve which leads to a lifelong issue. Best relief, pressure on L-5 vertebrae. It’s like Doug transforms into a WWF wrestler and puts a sleeper hold on me. That L-5 pressure press is instant relief and delight!
    • Next session scheduled. In the meantime, use the medication previously prescribed to see if there is any relief. It’s anti-inflammation qualities can be extremely helpful.
  • Weights:
    • Dumbbell floor presses
      • 1st set, 15 reps, 40 lbs
      • 2-5th set, 12 reps, 50 lbs. Movement was slow and controlled down and explode up
    • Standing “Bar”Curl. Used the Same weight I was pressing to curl with both hands. Arm position is similar to a hammer curl.
      • 1st set, 15 reps, 40 lbs
      • 2-5th set, 10 reps, 50 lbs
    • Lawnmowers or Dumbbell Rows. Right arm movement — not bad. Left arm movement. Cannot explode back without pain. Did the left arm with caution to prevent any setbacks.
      • 1st set, 6 reps, 40 lbs
      • 2-5th set, 4 reps, 50 lbs
  • The Wolverine screening. Rating B+

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