: Stationary bicycle - 5 min.
Calf Stretches - before and after
Calf Raises - 2 sets - 12 reps - no weight
: 2 sets - 12 reps
Lunges - no weight
DB Plié squats - 15#
Leg Extension Machine - 43#
Leg Curl Machine - 30#
BB Bench press - 40#
Seated palms out shoulder press - 5# dumbbells
Reverse upright row - 12# dumbbells
DB Straight arm pullover - 15#
DB Standing triceps curl - 12#
EZ-curl Standing med. grip bicept curl - 22#
: 2 sets
Crunches - 15 reps
Flat bench leg pull in - 15 reps
: Stationary bicycle - 3 min.
Aches and Pains
Calf cramping problem is gone now. Shoulder pain is almost gone too, and is no problem with new substitute shoulder exercise.
However, problem with jaw has returned.
Am still waiting to see the endentist for root canal treatment, and my appointment is just over one month away. Am back on antibiotics again for the third time since last summer. My jaw is again dislocated and this is the worst it has been so far. I called the chiropracter's office this afternoon to see if they could help. His receptionist said that I should talk to him on Monday when he comes back, and that he could perhaps help.
One exercise on my current routine (DB straight arm pullover) is questionable
for my jaw, since I have to lie with my head hanging back over the end of the bench. So I will replace it by another exercise next workout (or else just drop it from my routine) until my jaw is back to normal.
Diet and Food
Since Wednesday morning I have been unable to chew my food normally, so have had to switch to a soft diet.
Too bad, since I was doing really well with my food, cutting back and eating sensible without being on an outright diet.
Now for breakfast I've switched to porridge.
My main meal has to go through the blender, so is now a creamy soup. Actually it is quite tasty, here's my recipe:
I boil about 3/4 cup of water, and add one and a half cups of frozen vegetables, things like peas or mixed vegetables, and cook for a couple of minutes. Then I empty the pot contents into the blender, add one cup of soya milk and blend. Next I add one half package of soft tofu and blend again. After that, it goes back on the stove and I cook it for a few minutes more, adding some vegetable sea salt, pepper, 2 tbsp. of vegetable stock concentrate, some lemon juice, and finally a couple teaspoonfulls of olive oil.
This gives two bowls of soup and is a real treat. I can also add a piece of bread, torn up into little bits, so it is nice and soft.
Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I'm trying to create soothing and tasty soft easy to eat meals that require little or no chewing. Yes, treat myself instead of feeling martyred and deprived during the next few days.
For another meal, I have protein smoothie shakes, a few spoonfulls of peanut butter and some soft bread. For special dessert or treat, I bought some flavored soft dessert tofu, almond and banana flavors. And of course there are bananas which are easy to eat.
Don't know how I'm going to be losing a lot of weight right now, however, since it is harder to keep to a strict eating regimen. But it will soon be over.