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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Diet & Exercise update - Week 5

My plan to do five days of 'Fasting Mimicking Diet' during the past week didn't come to pass. I've had a sore shoulder blade/stiff neck for the past two weeks and just didn't feel in the mood for being highly disciplined about what I was eating over the weekend. My youngest son was also spending his first night sleeping away from home at the school 'music camp', and I spent a lot of time shuttling back and forth between home and the camp about 20 minutes drive away. Aside from an extra round trip on Saturday to spend three hours there as a 'parent helper', I also had to make an extra trip to pick up some tools and spare reeds to make some urgent repairs to his clarinet.

My sore back/neck has been rather odd - instead of the usual stiff neck that passes after a couple of days, and for which there is usually one or more 'comfortable' positions available when resting/sleeping, this time my shoulder was hurting all night regardless of what position I tried to sleep in. After two weeks of constant mild pain and disturbed sleep I finally had a night without too much discomfort last night so hopefully it is now on the mend.

I only managed to get in half an hour of squash with DS1 last Sunday as we were running late after collecting DS2 from music camp. But I then played a bit of badminton with DS2 when we got home from squash, so overall I still got about an hour of moderate exercise on Sunday. My daily average step count for the week was very low, as I wasn't feeling like taking long walks in the evenings. I've made a slightly better start to this week, but still have a way to go to reach my target of 10,000 steps/day.

.             Fibre      Carbs    Fat     Protein    kCals     Wt       Steps
Week 1 (FMD)  25.7 g/dy  65.6%    22.2%   47.3 g/dy  1568 /dy  96.7 kg  8,511 /dy
Week 2 (STD)  31.3       62.4     17.8    129.3      2747      96.6     5,426
Week 3 (STD)  35.7       68.5     15.5    99.0       2616      97.0     4,857
Week 4 (STD)  37.5       68.3     16.3    121.9      3241      95.5     6,450
Week 5 (STD)  34.0       60.0     23.4    104.1      3011      96.2     4,036

I haven't started doing daily 5BX - yet another thing on my 'to do' list.

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