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LeakingLife - Tuesday Jul 31, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.2

Sun & Mon: No juices

Sun: 7 hrs Sleep :: 60 oz Water :: 45 min Activity
Mon: 5 hrs Sleep :: 60 oz Water :: 10 min Activity

This is the end of the line for this diary for the time being--back to the old one.

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Life!
aka biscottibody59

V on 07/31/2012:

hollybelle on 07/31/2012:
Goodbye Leaking Life.....

LeakingLife - Sunday Jul 29, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.2

Sat: No juices

So when it came time in the opening ceremony for something that has been widely interpreted as a tribute to the 52 victims of terrorist attacks in London in 2005, it's not shocking NBC didn't see lingering on that as helping its overall marketing effort. When asked why NBC didn't show the memorial, NBC spokesman Greg Hughes on Saturday said only that "our programming is tailored for the U.S. audience. It's a tribute to (opening ceremony producer) Danny Boyle (director of the ceremony) that it required so little editing."
(from http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/story/2012-07-28/NBC-tribute-to-victims-Michael-Phelps/56556494/1)

That was what the inane Ryan Seacrest was there for. NBC inserted his interview with Michael Phelps where this tribute (part of the Opening Ceremony) was to be. Speaking of Seacrest--he really needs a big-boy suit and haircut. He apparently thinks he's the second-coming of Dick Clark (and I guess has been told as much). Try a new schtick, guy. Please.

Correction from yesterday: There's live streaming of certain things--most if not all swimming is taped to show in primetime (US anyway).

I watched a little boxing--men's, but women's boxing is in this Olympics. In this Olympics the women beach volleyball contestants get to wear something other than bikinis. The top Americans (Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh) have decided to opt for bikinis--at least the bottoms, and they had long sleeves on for matches yesterday. I don't know about you, but tugging my pants down to cover my butt every 10 seconds isn't my idea of comfort. But that's me. Heck, I'd be out there with granny panties and bloomers at the size and "cellulitage" of my current butt.

In previous Olympics I always wanted to see the beach volleyball men similarly dressed--they don't think that would get ratings? I mean they always tailor these Games to attract more women. Oh well--maybe next time:-)

Speaking of tugging pants--if you've ever seen a tennis match with Rafael Nadal, he does it before every point--I guess he essentially gets a mini-wedgie (backside) every time a point is finished. I'm not kidding. (Maybe there's a wedgie entity haunting him--haha!) I guess what starts as a little thing eventually becomes a habit and then part of a ritual that MUST be done, for whatever reason. We're all only human--right!?! It's just that if you or I do this, millions of people probably aren't watching.

I got a little caught up in watching the qualifying for the men's gymnastics--I really like John Orozco--great story. I know that there probably won't be the type of payoff for him or any of the gymnasts should they triumph in the end. But I guess like the short-track skater Apolo Ohno, he can do "Dancing With The Stars" if worst comes to worst--yikes. You had to see his Mother covering her eyes in the stands, but I think she'd rather watch her son dance rather than vault. He sustained an awful Achille's tendon injury at some point while vaulting. I doubt if any American is going to cash in like Michael Phelps has. Who knows.

As an aside the only time I followed DWTS was when bull rider/cowboy Ty Murray (singer Jewel's husband) was competing. I still laugh to think about it, but he really hung in there--he came in fourth place. You wouldn't think a cowboy (in his prime he won the All-Around Cowboy--National Finals Rodeo seven times) would excel at ballroom dancing, but he really took it on as a challenge. Knowing some of the injuries he's had as a result of rodeo riding, etc--he's kind of an inspiration. Yeah, he's a cowboy, but . . . he has a little of that Renaissance Man going on. Once upon a time he did some gymnastics to enhance his ability to balance for bull riding. 

There's a Bulgarian gymnast, Jordan Jovtchev (39 yrs old) who qualified for Rings (gymnastics). No Americans qualified--I assume at least one tried--I don't know. He was featured a bit on the coverage last night. He lived in the US for awhile training gymnasts in Norman, OK and has since moved back to Bulgaria to try to revive a national gymnastic program. He competed on something called SASUKE ("wikipedia" it if you like). Apparently it's one of those "Ninja Warrior/American Gladiator" type shows in Japan. It seems like it showed on some channel where I happened to see a few years ago--very intense and serious and lots of falling from heights if you don't succeed. So I guess he's quite the specimen. This is his 5th or 6th Olympics.

Sat: 5 hrs Sleep :: 90 oz Water :: 25 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Sunday!
aka biscottibody59

V on 07/29/2012:
LOL!! You had me at your opening sentence..Please continue on with your commentary on the Olympics..I missed most of it today, exception the event where they showboat the horses in the fancy top hats? WTH? I didn't know showing off was a sport ;) Hahahahaha Have a good one!

Umpqua on 07/30/2012:
"The Inane Ryan Seacrest" - perfect LOL! I hope you had a nice weekend :)

liza36 on 07/30/2012:
I loved the John Orozco story too. I hope he does well. I couldn't believe Ryan Seacrest was there at the olympics! Why I asked. Disappointing they skipped the tribute to insert Seacrest.

V on 07/30/2012:
Thanks for the info on "Dressage" Don't get me wrong here, the horses are beautiful and yup I don't get it...LOL Thanks for your kind comments :)

LeakingLife - Saturday Jul 28, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.2

Fri: No juices

I'm down .2 pound on my weigh-in--I'll just have to live with it--haha!

So I started to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, and I just wanted Meredith Vieira and Matt A**hole to shut the HELL up--everything they had to offer was either unnecessary or could have been captioned. I hope the rest of the world didn't have to hear them. I initially thought it was a bit cheesy and then as it went on I really thought of it as art--what do I know;-) It's something that will stand the test of time. (I don't even remember the Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremony--I may have not even watched it.)

I thought the tribute to the UK's National Health Service was wonderful. Of course the two jerks (mentioned above) just had to pull US politics into their commentary--as if to say, "Hey all you conservative Republicans, please don't change the channel!" Some things should be left alone. Danny Boyle--the producer/director of the extravaganza I do NOT think intended it as anything but a huge tribute and BIG BIG thank you to the longevity of something that if it weren't in place . . . WELL uh, we have in the US what happens when a government and its people (voters who consistently vote against their own interests) can't even get it's head straight on something as important as BASIC healthcare for all.

Bravo Danny Boyle!

I still have a bit of it DVRd to watch--I hope I got The Queen's portion. Today and tomorrow I'll be following Dana Vollmer in her pursuit of gold in the 100m Butterfly--she broke the Am record in her qualifying heat earlier. The semifinals are later tonight and finals tomorrow--I think both will be on in the US on NBC. Missy Franklin--is another US swimmer I'll follow. She's 17 and  has a 76-inch wingspan (she's 6'1). I measured my "wingspan" and it's about 62 inches. Here's an article including some tidbits about Missy and the article has one or two videos as well: Bodies Built for Gold

There are always some cool, interesting stories and people to emerge. Michael Phelps is pretty much a professional at this point--he's set for life financially. I know it wasn't that way for him before. But he deserves to be a footnote at this point. Same with the basketball--all the teams are all highly-paid professionals. Once upon a time that was simply forbidden in the Olympics.

There's live streaming of everything. I'm also looking forward to watching some Trampoline events. I'm sure I'll find some other things to glom onto. I always think I won't care much and then that all gets thrown out the window. Like Synchronized Swimming--it has to be one of the most difficult things just with breathing and then you have to be artistic, precise and nearly perfect to get anywhere on the journey to a medal.

In HS in the summers a few of us used to get together and pretend we were a synchronized swimming team--haha! I think we got a few laughs because our efforts were ONLY hilarious!

Fri: 7.5 hrs Sleep :: 60 oz Water :: 30 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Saturday!
aka biscottibody59

V on 07/28/2012:
LOL!!! I feel the same about "Captain Von Ahole" AKA Matt... hahahahaha..Seriously in tears here Biscotti ;) I am so excited to see Dana!! Looking forward to more of your commentary of the games:) Have a good one and Congrats on your loss!

LeakingLife - Friday Jul 27, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.4

We burn daylight. --William Shakespeare

Wed - Thur: No juices

It's Friday, Friday, Friday! 

Wed: 5.5 hrs Sleep :: 30 oz Water :: 15 min Activity
Thur: 7 hrs Sleep :: 90 oz Water :: 65 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Friday!
aka biscottibody59

grannyannie on 07/27/2012:
Hmm...you're happy it's Friday, I take it? Enjoy the weekend.

Umpqua on 07/27/2012:
Yay for Friday! ;)

liza36 on 07/27/2012:
Thank goodness it's Friday! I could use a diet coke...oh, I quit 2 days ago, darn! Let's hope going cold turkey will last. Have a great weekend.

supercheese on 07/27/2012:
yes we do burn daylight! Have a good day!

V on 07/27/2012:
Happy Friday!! Yayyyyy :) Thanks for the Shakespeare quote!

LeakingLife - Wednesday Jul 25, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.4

When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away. but first I spray them with Raid* so I won't dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn't taste that bad. --Janette Barber
*Raid is a brand of insecticide in the US (at least).

Tues: No juices

Ah, with no fanfare I've just passed 6000 hrs on my CPAP machine.

I was going over the ironclad things I do as routine every day. There are 160 days left in 2012 including today. Something to think about--tweaking the same old routine. I dug out my copy of Overcoming Overeating and I think I may delve a little more into it than I did originally. I adopted some things from it that I still use today. I'd just like to speak to what's in it more comprehensively than just the parts I use.

With the upcoming Summer Olympics (in the spirit of that), here's an inspiring and captivating story of a Texas HS freshman pole vaulter, Charlotte Brown. She just happens to be legally blind. I'd say, "You gotta watch this!" To myself I say, me--problems, motivation (can't find it half the time)--what are those, for crying out loud! She really is quite something--a little over 8 min long.

Legally Blind Track Star

Tues: 6.5 hrs Sleep :: 77 oz Water :: 20 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Wednesday!
aka biscottibody59

moogy on 07/25/2012:
I always think there is someone out there with worse problems then me so don't moan!! I have an easy life compared with so many others and I am grateful:) Love the idea of spraying thrown out temptations, I am not to sure if I could do it though, although saying that I did throw out a piece of uneaten cake from afternoon tea yesterday without even thinking about it:) Obviously it wasn't chocolate cake:) LOL

V on 07/25/2012:
LOL!!! HILARIOUS quote today. Thanks for sharing, Charlotte Brown rocks and i love the braille letter jacket <3 Have a good evening :)

Umpqua on 07/26/2012:
LOL at the RAID quote, haven't had to do that but it sure is an idea!

selina on 07/26/2012:
OMG it's a funny quote! I can't do that, though. I don't throw food away, it's against my upbringing, haha!

Rod Stuart story, haha! I can vision that!

You are right about the warranty covered dishwasher. They don't pursue the issue unless there's plenty of $$$ attached to it. So sad!

LeakingLife - Tuesday Jul 24, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.4

Mon: No juices

I met that walking challenge (still pinching myself at how well I did) and I really need to get on the ball with another one. I'm getting stale even after just a short while. I'm going to change the dates below--probably to September.

I spotted a NordicTrack skier at a local 2nd hand store. After seeing it outside about five times I finally stopped in and asked about it. It appears to be in good shape--oh, I bought it because it was only $20. I'm going to get it all set up just to see if it works as is, but I'll probably use it for parts. Mine is all-in-all in pretty good shape and I have an online supplier for the parts that have to be replaced from time to time. The hip pad online is $40 so just for that this was a good purchase--it appears to be nearly unused. (Guess we'll see about that.) Mine is a bit ripped up, but as good as new (for my purposes) taped up with a few strips of clear duct tape.

Mon: 5.5 hrs Sleep :: 60 oz Water :: 20 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Tuesday!
aka biscottibody59

liza36 on 07/24/2012:
What a nice find - hope you enjoy the nordic track.

moogy on 07/24/2012:
Always great to find a bargain! I am so glad that the walking is going so well and you are not feeling any adverse side affects:) That's great biscotti:)

V on 07/24/2012:
That is a great deal on the Nordic Track.. I am sure you will restore your original one like new :) Have a good evening!

supercheese on 07/24/2012:
wow thats a great deal!!! Hope you had a great day!

Umpqua on 07/25/2012:
Good work on the walking and nice score on the Nordic Track!

selina on 07/25/2012:
I don't have the torch for the creme brule, haha. If i want it perfect, I put it under the broiler. This time I didn't. The caramel got burned and the whole thing got a little bitter.... anyway, it was a good try. Stink, haha. You made me LOL! I have never seen him singing live but I can imagine what his voice would sound like in a concert type of situation.... I think phil collins would do a better job. but then again I'd give away my age, haha!

Maybe it was my nordic track that I had to leave in switzerland that somehow made it to the usa? Just kidding... I remember your telling me about getting parts on line, which I did. In the end I left it in switzerland (at the salvation army)because it was going unused and it was so dam heavy and I needed to lighten up... Enjoy the new equipment! And GREAT job on the walking challenge!

LeakingLife - Monday Jul 23, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.4

Fri - Sun: No juices

I'm down a bit on my Saturday weigh-in:-)

I've had no ill effects from the walking, meaning nothing's hurting while I walk. I haven't been sore, though taking a magnesium supplement I think helps in that matter. I've been taking the magnesium for a few months--I honestly think it's half placebo effect and half actual effect. This stepped up walking has been a good challenge. I've got a little tightness in my L Achilles tendon area. It makes perfect sense, and I guess time will tell if it's temporary. I guess I'll know after I start doing some wt trng (calf raises in particular).

It's not pain and it isn't something I've ever had before. I've dialed my minutes back and it seems to be subsiding. My shoes are quite fresh--wouldn't be able to do the amount of walking I have without them--THANKS SHOES:-)

Fri: 6 hrs Sleep :: 90 oz Water :: 15 min Activity
Sat: 6 hrs Sleep :: 120 oz Water :: 140 min Activity
Sun: 8 hrs Sleep :: 47 oz Water :: 40 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Monday!
aka biscottibody59

thinkpositive on 07/23/2012:
Thanks for the info on lowering cholesterol. My LDL has been creeping up& maybe I should get it rechecked in case it was a fluky reading. I'm unsure whether I should start taking anything- like red yeast rice , or wait until I get it rechecked. You are doing great by the way.

V on 07/23/2012:
Congrats on your loss! Shoes mean everything to me as well as you already know ;) I need some fresh shoes for work..The style I normally get was out of stock and the pair I currently wear BLOWS..LOL Anyhoo here's to another successful week for you :)

grannyannie on 07/24/2012:
Good job on your loss!

supercheese on 07/24/2012:
A good pair of shoes do help every bit. Congrats!

liza36 on 07/24/2012:
Nice to hear the walking has been a good challenge. And you continue to listen to your body, which is important, and adjust as needed. I agree that shoes make all the difference. Before starting at the gym, I don't know that I would have had the same thought, but I now see how truly important a good pair of shoes can be. Thanks to shoes, indeed!

selina on 07/24/2012:
Thank you so much for the caffeine related links, what an eye opener!

Good job on the loss! So exciting! Do listen to your body, I hope the tightness is just temporary. LOVE new shoes!

selina on 07/24/2012:
Ref your comment, I totally agree with you that it's surprising that incidents with guns do not happen more often...

legcramps on 07/24/2012:
Great work on the loss! Shoes definitely make a difference when you're doing that much walking; so does form. Have another good day today!

LeakingLife - Friday Jul 20, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.8

Thur: No juices

Good day overall yesterday:-)

Thur: 6.5 hrs Sleep :: 120 oz Water :: 140 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Friday!
aka biscottibody59

liza36 on 07/20/2012:
Your H2O and activity look good. Have a great weekend.

selina on 07/20/2012:

selina on 07/20/2012:
It's good to know that it has nothing to do with going demented, ha! I was getting worried... Thanks!

grannyannie on 07/20/2012:
Doing well. Have a good weekend!

TheMother on 07/20/2012:
You seem to be right on track. Good for YOU!

V on 07/20/2012:
Another successful day I see, you are on a roll my friend! Have a wonderful weekend :)

moogy on 07/22/2012:
I am always glad to come here and see that you had another good day! Excellent:)

Kati on 07/23/2012:
GREAT!!! :)

LeakingLife - Thursday Jul 19, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.8

Tues & Wed: No juices

What a beating of a night (before last). I felt no need to push myself yesterday, and luckily I didn't have to very much. I'm challenging my status quo enough without killing myself--haha! Learning, falling, learning again--what's new about that:-)

In gasoline price news. Just when it neared less than $3/gallon, it skyrocketed--I'm sure it did the same all over the US. So I noticed a bit of a gas war yesterday, but I didn't need gas. Today there was a place with $3.16/gal and $3.35 across the street. I went to the cheaper one, pumped my gas and the price jumped 10 cents just as I was driving away. Crazy.

Tues: abt 4 hrs Sleep :: 90 oz Water :: 110 min Activity
Wed: 7.5 hrs Sleep :: 60 oz Water :: 25 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Thursday!
aka biscottibody59

liza36 on 07/19/2012:
Gas prices are crazy! With my long commute, I have to fill up twice a week, and it kills me!

Definitely don't kill yourself, but you are challenging yourself, so that's good. Keep it up.

selina on 07/19/2012:
Great idea for the keys not to get lost. I was so happy to find them in my old purse but the joy of finding them got dampened by an overly critical hubby who said I must be going nuts, blah blah, blah. He did apologize later, though, so all is well.

Sounds like you are doing great with your physical activity! Keep it up!

Umpqua on 07/19/2012:
Our prices here have been a little higher, but NJ was similar to your prices. Then coming home we paid OVER $4/gallon in New York state. Insanity!

I can't do much after 4 hours sleep so I don't blame you for taking it easier yesterday. Glad you got a good night in last night :)

grannyannie on 07/19/2012:
Equivalent of about $8 a US gallon here! Don't overdo and hurt yourself!

grannyannie on 07/19/2012:
Caffeine and I don't go together at night at all!

moogy on 07/19/2012:
I hate seeing it when you have had so little sleep, and you have been doing much better in general this year than last. I am hoping that all things work in your favour shortly so we can get back to those 7 hour nights:)

V on 07/19/2012:
I am just so thankful that i have a short commute to work..A full tank can last me 2-3 weeks..Yeah i am one of those who wait til I am running on fumes before I "fill er up" hahahaha Hope you had a stellar day Biscotti :)

LeakingLife - Tuesday Jul 17, 2012
(Health Supporting :: Plus Two Fresh Veg Juice/Day)
Weight: 155.8

Sun & Mon: No juices

The walking is going great. Funny how I completely forgot about that period of time where it seemed I couldn't perspire no matter what I did (late 2010). Not a problem now--it's been humid-hot, breezy-hot, plain old hot and breezy cooler-than-normal and I've done GREAT in all phases of whatever it happens to be. I looooove it!

Sun: 7 hrs Sleep :: 60 oz Water :: 125 min Activity
Mon: 6.5 hrs Sleep :: 90 oz Water :: 135 min Activity

8.4.2012 :: Body Fat 30% (projected)
6.2.2012 :: Body Fat: 35.6%
4.21.2012 :: Body Fat: 39.0%

Happy Tuesday!
aka biscottibody59

Umpqua on 07/17/2012:
Great work biscotti!

V on 07/17/2012:
Man you are really are in the swing of things Biscotti, you are doing such a great job! Hope the rest of your day goes well :)

Maria7 on 07/17/2012:
Yes, you have been doing outstanding...so HAPPY for you! You go, Girl! :-D

hollybelle on 07/17/2012:
Yay for perspiration! Keep on trucking, girlie!

moogy on 07/17/2012:
I am loooving this post:) You really seemed to have turned a corner over the past couple of months:) Great job biscotti!

legcramps on 07/18/2012:
You're doing awesome! You sound incredibly happy and motivated; your entry is literally making me feel the way you sound!

selina on 07/18/2012:
I perspire so much at the gym, nowadays, something that I rarely did and always disliked. Now I perspire profusely and like it, too!

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