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biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 31, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 153.0

My 5-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-Sa-Su): 1) No-added-fat veg only, including blackeyed peas, beans and greens and up to three fruit svgs and no more than .5 oz nuts or seeds per day; 2) Water--at least 68 oz; 3) At least 45 min purposeful cardio daily.

Day 1: Made all goals. (Particulars on previous entry.)

Day 2: I did well--didn't quite hit the cardio goal or the water goal. I've been nursing a kinky shoulder, so it's just as well. Had red quinoa, oats, beets, tomatoes, onions, apple and some raspberry jam (no HFCS--only sugar). The jam's not ideal, but it hit the spot with a little red quinoa. I had some sunflower seeds--still have some left from the 1 oz I measured out on Day 1. As for the water--I didn't feel any more was necessary with the amount of water in what I'm already eating.

Exercise: Airdyne 20 min

Sleep: 9 hrs

Water: 38 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

BMI: 26.7 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/31/2014:
Such dedication to your plan. Have a great day. Thank you for your comment.


museumgirl on 10/31/2014:
Food sounds so good! Good luck with the challenge :)


shams on 10/31/2014:
Have a good day,


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biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 30, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 153.0

My 5-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-Sa-Su): 1) No-added-fat veg only, including blackeyed peas, beans and greens and up to three fruit svgs and no more than .5 oz nuts or seeds per day; 2) Water--at least 68 oz; 3) At least 45 min purposeful cardio daily.

Day 1: Made all goals. Had plain sunflower seeds--no hulls--maybe 2T. Tomatoes, WW pasta, sweetpotato, broccoli. Also some oats, a few whole beets (canned) for snack, a little sauerkraut, half of an apple. Not necessarily in that order--haha!

I used to write down my food for a number of years. I have quite a few little notebooks with it all. I counted calories/activity on fitday.com--a free site. I would transfer bits of that info to my diary here.

I haven't done any of that for years. I don't see me going back to counting calories for any length of time. Writing my food down, however, is very instructional for me. There are studies that show that just that simple act can help someone lose weight. I just find it interesting to review a little of it from time to time:-)

Exercise: Airdyne 43 min; Jog in Place 3 min

Sleep: 8.5 hrs

Water: 68 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

BMI: 26.7 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

skinnygrlwithin on 10/30/2014:
It definitely helps you to see what you're eating... I think it prevents you from over eating when you have to start writing everything down.

biscottibody59 on 10/30/2014:
Actually for me it was just the writing it down. I might or might not review what I actually ate. I'm not one who thinks they can count calories accurately in my head, so fitday came in handy for me.


OhioRaven on 10/30/2014:
I make a food journal every day, on my phone app. And then transfer that to the DD.


puddles on 10/30/2014:
I have also all my food entries from past years. I find some good information in there. I always noted in the side margins things that did not work and things that did work. They now prove to be very useful. Have a great day.


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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 29, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 153.0

Revised the nut limit to .5 oz.

My 5-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-Sa-Su) begins today. It consists of 1) No-added-fat veg only, including blackeyed peas, beans and greens and up to three fruit svgs and no more than .5 oz nuts/day 2) Water--at least 68 oz 3) At least 45 min purposeful cardio daily.

The diarist was Princess_Teacup--didn't read back through her diary, but I did check out her bio. "What is the best thing about you?" was interesting. Fun blast from the past, courtesy of a random memory--haha!

I appreciated all your comments from yesterday's post. After 14ish years on here for me, there are just too many diarists gone by, seemingly never to return. But some do return--the beauty of DDs!

The best thing about DDs is that it's still here, and it keeps me in check like nothing else! I'm still not where I'd like to be, but I haven't gained back to above about 169# (that happened a couple of times). Menopause changed everything for me, so I probably should have started a new diary somewhere in there. Come to think of it, I did have a different diary for awhile, but abandoned it and came back to this one.

Exercise: Nothing

Sleep: 7.5 hrs

Water: 34 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.7 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

OhioRaven on 10/29/2014:
You one of the true veterans on here biscuit.


puddles on 10/29/2014:
I was not aware that this site has been going on so long. Have a great day and a successful first day of your challenge.


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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 28, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 153.0

I'm up .8 pound for my weigh-in today.

Tomorrow I will begin a 5-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-Sa-Su) consisting of 1) No-added-fat veg only, including blackeyed peas, beans and greens and up to three fruit svgs and no more than 1 oz nuts/day 2) Water--at least 68 oz 3) At least 45 min purposeful cardio daily. (I think that about covers it:-)

I must give credit to Kyrin--a diarist who dragged me back here when I stopped posting for a time early on. I probably wouldn't have come back had she not hauled me back in. She hasn't posted in 6 years or so, but she's the one who showed me that challenges were worthwhile.

Some or all of you may think this is crazy, but I just thought of a certain diarist who hasn't posted in years--can't remember her name. (It's killing me--but I'll eventually remember her name I'm sure:-)

I've been here for so long and the place was sooo active many years ago. I have posted nearly every day (had a couple of extended breaks too) for years. There were three men who posted daily for quite awhile. There have been some interesting characters. It's a unique experience that I wouldn't expect too many currently posting to quite understand. These diarists weren't my friends--we didn't have "real-life" reunions. But some people have such memorable diaries (they're all still accessible) that I can't help but remember--haha.

Many of you may not get what I'm talking about. I used to suggest diaries to newer people to read--ones where someone lost a lot of weight in a healthy way. I don't do that anymore. The vibe of DDs is very different now.

As a sad aside, there were two diarists that I can think of who were going through some things and about all I can think is that they died. Their regular, colorful postings simply stopped. Then there's one who has at least 3 or more separate diaries. I know she's probably out there reading from time to time. Hope springs eternal!

There's a Facebook page for the diaries--not public--hidden, secret, whatever. Probably goes without saying, I'm not a member. Personally I think it helped put DDs on life support--along with time, change and all that jazz. And all the "moderators" for it don't post anymore--the greater internet world has sort of left DDs in the dust.

There's my little slice of ranting for awhile I'm sure:-)

Hey, but I'm glad I'm here and that you're all here!

Exercise: Nothing

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 34 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.7 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/28/2014:
Sounds like a great challenge!


puddles on 10/28/2014:
Life is filled with people that come on our path some good some soso and some amazing people that we never forget. Good luck with your 4 day challenge. Have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 10/28/2014:
Oops--your comment made me realize it's a 5-day:-)

Fixed it above.


nosetwitch on 10/28/2014:
Your post resonated with me. It's weird how attached you can feel to people online. Or maybe just nostalgic for the way things used to be. I think you're right about DD. There are newer, flashier sites that have replaced this one. I prefer the simplicity of this site though.


thinkpositive on 10/28/2014:
Yes, I do get what you are saying, When I was in Singapore Dd was a lifeline- an active group - you included -who helped me and connected with me. I actually met one of the members who lives near me & that was very cool. It is different from what is was four years ago but some very nice people with interesting stories. Thanks for sticking with it. And good luck with your challenge. Although Moogie ( Did I get the name right) told me that luck doesn't have anything to do with it! BTW , I do see a few of the old members on FB, but not as DD members.


museumgirl on 10/29/2014:
I'm newer here, so I don't have a frame of reference. But already I've come to rely on people here for support and encouragement. I like reading their posts, too, and I worry when they don't post for a few days.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/29/2014:
I get exactly what you are saying - being a long standing member myself :) I always forget when I joined. Need to take a look back, but I know it's at least 5 years this January. maybe more. I remember some great diarists that I miss too. There was one younger woman DD...she has a page on Facebook and still is big on eating large portions of vegetables. she actually posts videos and works with other foodies to make videos of healthy eating alternative dishes. she is fun to watch.


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biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 27, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.2

Over the last week or so I've mastered the fine art of getting to bed earlier. It's made a big difference. Thinking about doing a short challenge one of these days.

Exercise: Some Housework

Sleep: 6 hrs

Water: 34 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.5 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/27/2014:
Sleep is very important. Have a great day.


museumgirl on 10/27/2014:
Sleep makes such a difference. Have a great day


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biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 26, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.2

Just an entry:-)

Exercise: Nothing

Sleep: 7.5 hrs

Water: 40ish oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.5 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/26/2014:
Hope you have a great day.


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biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 25, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.2

Happy Saturday!

The past week wasn't too hot for activity/exercise. Just trying to keep it out front here, so I won't abandon it.

Exercise:
Thur: Short Walk
Fri: Nothing

Sleep:
Thur: 8.5 hrs
Fri: 7 hrs

Water:
Thur: 30 oz
Fri: 45ish oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.5 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/25/2014:
Just keep at it. Have a great day.


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biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 23, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.2

Yesterday was much better overall--though I got no meaningful activity/exercise. Today is better so far:-)

Exercise: Nothing

Sleep: 7.5 hrs

Water: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.5 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/23/2014:
Thank God not everything turn out the same. Have a great day and glad you had a good yesterday.


thinkpositive on 10/24/2014:
Glad you had a good day.


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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.2

Weigh-in day was rather haywire, so no go. Just an entry--toe dipped in--haha! Onward and upward today:-)

Exercise:
Mon: Nothing
Tues: Airdyne 36 min

Sleep:
Mon: 6 hrs
Tues: 8 hrs

Water:
Mon: 30 oz
Tues: 60 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.5 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/22/2014:
It is a battle. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 10/22/2014:
C'mon in. The water if fine.


thinkpositive on 10/23/2014:
Hope your day went well.


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biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 20, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.2

Not much:-)

Link: Lori's Hummus (No Added Fat/Oil)

Exercise:
Sat: Floor Cleaning 45 min
Sun: Nothing

Sleep:
Sat: 6.5 hrs
Sun: 6 hrs

Water:
Sat: 60 oz
Sun: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.5 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 11.18 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/20/2014:
Have a great evening.


museumgirl on 10/21/2014:
hummus recipe looks good, I'll try it. We usually use the tahini, but this looks interesting. I made a beet hummus once - delicous the first couple of bites, but a bit much after that! :)



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