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biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 26, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.4 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Not Much

I'm getting by here at the end of the week, but the week hasn't gone the way I'd like. I've had long phone calls for the last couple of days. I need to just let that habit go for the time being. When it rains, it pours:-)

I'll probably not talk to someone for more than 15-20 min now for the next month. I hope it goes that way!

Sleep: 8 hrs

Water: 50 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

thinkpositive on 03/27/2015:
Sounds like a good plan!


Umpqua on 03/27/2015:
My parents and a good friend are long distance so sometimes those long phone calls are inevitable. Good for you for setting a limit, I know that's not easy :)


thinnside40 on 03/27/2015:
I find myself "short" w/ people anymore on the phone, now I'm kinda settled into a routine. Almost makes me grumpy when someone calls when I'm doing something. No their fault, as they have no clue... I used to be the talker!!! Have a great Friday.


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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 24, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.4 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Phone Call 2.5ish hours

The weight from today's weigh-in doesn't mean much. I can tell that I'm slowly "filling out" once again. To explain how my body changed over time, my bra size (to use an odd analogy) went from a raging river to a dry creekbed--haha! It took about a year for that to happen.

The phone call replaced any workout on the Airdyne. I am sore today only in my hamstrings from the deadlifts. I had more overall soreness yesterday. I have to look at wt trng as a non-negotiable item in my life.

Here are the videos (each one is less than 3 min long) on hypertension I mentioned to Maria7 the other day:

Dr John McDougall Medical Message About: Hypertension

High Blood Pressure: A Symptom, Not a Disease

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 55 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Progress as of today: 49.2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/24/2015:
Thank you. I watched each one of them. They were encouraging. I also noted he said he doesn't usually start his patients on bp meds unless bp is 160/100 or over (which mine wasn't that high, thank the Lord). Hope you are having a good day. :-)


Maria7 on 03/25/2015:
Hope you are having a nice day. Thanks again for the videos. :-)


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biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 23, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 137.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.0 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 11 min;
Wt trng using 5.5# dumbbells
Shoulder Press: 3 sets--12 reps each set
Calf Raise: 3 sets--45 reps each set
Biceps Curl: 3 sets--12 reps ea arm each set
Stiff-Leg Deadlift: 3 sets--12 reps each set

I enjoyed the short workout from yesterday. I'll plan to do the same for the next one in a couple of days. Or I may add another couple of moves. I am always cautious when starting out after a long break. This break has been longer than ever:-)

I appreciate all the encouragement from you all!

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 55 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 03/23/2015:
Easy does it will get you back into an exercising schedule. I agree that you should not go full speed just break it in easy. Have a great day.


thinnside40 on 03/23/2015:
Great!


grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Yes, do be careful. I take it very easy after a long break and go slowly. Good luck.


Umpqua on 03/24/2015:
Good work and yes, it's always helpful to take a break and let your muscles recover. (L-glutamine helps too, I'm going to pop some this a.m. since I'm feeling the burn from yesterday!) I knew you'd get back in the game :)


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biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 22, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 137.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.0 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Housework

I will be trying to get back to regular exercise. Again. I'm so very far of the beaten path of the last 10+ years on that note. I let myself off the hook for the last couple of months, but I want to change!

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 40 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne and some wt trng

puddles on 03/22/2015:
Once you put your mind to it you can do anything you want. Good luck and have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 03/22/2015:
Thank you--it's always good to get that reminder:-)


grannyannie on 03/22/2015:
Good luck, Biscotti! :)


Umpqua on 03/23/2015:
I know you'll get back on track, Biscotti, you've got this!


museumgirl on 03/23/2015:
You just took a little time off, you'll be better than ever! You are still an inspiration to me.


liza36 on 03/23/2015:
Good luck with adding exercise again. I know you'll do it and get where you want to be. It has always felt so good when I've started exercising again after a little hiatus.


liza36 on 03/23/2015:
Happy belated birthday!


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biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 19, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 137.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 144.6 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.0 (23.5 = 135#)


I'm 60 years of age. That's 16 Celsius. --George Carlin

For my activity: Nothing

It's my lovely and talented BIRTHDAY today! (I'm 13 Celsius, to continue the bit from above--haha!) That's 56 in conventional, ho-hum Fahrenheit "years."

Not entirely sure how I feel about this one--kinda neutral I suppose:-)

Sleep: 6 hrs

Water: 40 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

museumgirl on 03/19/2015:
Happy Birthday!!!


puddles on 03/19/2015:
Happy Birthday - mine is next week and I will be 62. Wishing you all the best.


thinnside40 on 03/19/2015:
HaPPy BiRThDaY!!!!!!!!!!! :)


Umpqua on 03/20/2015:
Belated happy birthday, I hope it was a good one!


Maria7 on 03/20/2015:
Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!...and MANY MORE!!!! You are STILL YOUNG. :-D


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/22/2015:
Happy Bday to you, Biscotti Body! 60 years young!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Mar 14, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 135.0

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 144.6 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 23.5 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Nothing 

Nice not to have ice for a change:-)

Sleep: 6 hrs

Water: 55 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Maria7 on 03/14/2015:
Somehow I lost the last entry I did on DD, but oh well. I hope you are having a good day today with no ice. Glad your weather is better...we are getting rain today but I'm glad. It will help the spring time flowers bloom. Also, Hubby had plans to build a wood shed out back today and can't for the rain so that means he and I can spend the day together, relaxing...we walked earlier. Take care. :-)


puddles on 03/14/2015:
You are doing good another loss on the scale. To answer your question of a while ago - I have not seen any entries from Raven at all. I wonder how he is doing but he will be back when he decides to come back. Wishing you a great day.


Maria7 on 03/17/2015:
Thinking of you...hoping you are doing well. :-)


Umpqua on 03/17/2015:
Just catching up with you, Biscotti. I hope all is going well!


museumgirl on 03/17/2015:
No ice here either, what a relief! Hope you had a good day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/18/2015:
yes those artificial sweeteners don't do anything good for my health, for sure. do you remember what your symptoms were for the 2 weeks or were u just feeling unwell?

I am loving the slightly warmer temps too! I am able to go outside at lunch with only a spring jacket to do my walks around Queens. So Nice!

biscottibody59 on 03/19/2015:
I remember it like it was yesterday--will get back to you!


Maria7 on 03/19/2015:
Hoping you are having a good day. :-)



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 06, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 137.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 144.6 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.0 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 32 min

Just a quick entry. I got in some good activity yesterday.

Sleep: 6 hrs

Water: 40 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/06/2015:
Hey Biscotti! Great to read your "quick entry!" Exercise is so important to helping us not only look good (which you always say is not even so important lol!) but to helping us feel good. so you seem to be on a roll.

I am still battling the mental battle with elimating the pain for good. It comes back mostly when I am very tired / overtired or feel like I don't have a moment to breathe. I think also that diet drinks / aspartame / equal might bring it on. Lately I've had more of those than usual. I actually try to drink them on an infrequent basis but when i'm overtired, especially at work, smart choices are often thrown out the window!


thinkpositive on 03/07/2015:
Have a great day1


thinnside40 on 03/07/2015:
Have a great weekend!


Maria7 on 03/09/2015:
Good on the getting some activity in...Hubby and I took a walk around the neighborhood yesterday and it was good to get out and about walking. :-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 03, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 137.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 144.6 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.0 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Nothing  

I'm just posting my weight for today's weigh-in. It's neither a good thing or a bad thing. It just is. I'd stay at this weight forever if I were supremely healthy and at an acceptable body fat measurement--say 20-25%.

I wish I could explain how profound my weight loss these last couple of months has been. BTW, I never lost my appetite, so it was a little weird to lose what I did. I still don't have all the answers--might never have them.

What I do have is an optimism about my health that hasn't wavered. It's gotten stronger as I've gotten stronger (especially mentally). I'm not quite back to my old self, but I feel like I'm on the right path to being a much "better me" than I've been lately. If that makes sense:-) 

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Progress as of today: 51.2 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Non-wavering optimism is a goal to be met by most. Glad your mental strength is stronger. "Better me" makes perfect sense. Have a wonderful day!


thinkpositive on 03/04/2015:
Have a good day!


Umpqua on 03/04/2015:
Mental and emotional strength are such important factors in this journey. I'm happy to hear you are on a good path, regardless of what life is throwing your way.



biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 02, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.2

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 144.6 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 22.8 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Nothing 

I'm looking forward to some warm (60sF) weather tomorrow. It's likely there'll be no sun, but it will be a nice respite before sleet returns on Wednesday. Our average high for now is around 65F.

Oh well, it will be Spring soon--even if the weather may not fully reflect it for some of us. I look forward to sweating a little more than I have lately:-)

Sleep: 8 hrs

Water: 45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

BellaK on 03/02/2015:
I'll take 60's anytime! Enjoy the warmer weather! (It's in the teens, 20s and if we're lucky, 30's here - ugh)


Umpqua on 03/03/2015:
OK, I'm officially jealous of your weather :) We have snow and ice coming and the sleet/ice is always a little scary. Next week we're supposed to get up to the 40s and 50s, woo hoo!

biscottibody59 on 03/03/2015:
That 64 avg is only historic--what what it s/b this time of year:-)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 01, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.2

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 144.6 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 22.8 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Mon: Airdyne 21 min
Wed: Airdyne 26 min

My weight was around 139 for Tuesday's weigh-in--kind of a wake-up call. I won't be more informational at this time. It wouldn't be very reliable anyway--just my own speculation. I'll have to fill in the number for last Tues a little later.

I've had my fill of ice and snow the last couple of days--it all sucked really. Sorry that some of you can't get away from it completely, but I know you're prepared. We're not around here. It happens at least once a year and they know that schools will close, etc (in an environment where the northern states would just laugh), but they NEVER change.

Luckily before another cold front hits we'll experience nearly 70degF temps.

Sleep: Averaging around 7-8 hrs consistently

Water: 30-70 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

museumgirl on 03/01/2015:
Hope you get nicer weather soon. We're used to it here, maybe that helps!


Umpqua on 03/02/2015:
It's the same out west where my parents are. They get snow and ice so rarely that it's just not worth it to keep the infrastructure to deal with it. And then when it happens everything shuts down! I hope you get some warmer temps soon - we have more bad weather coming but next week it's FINALLY supposed to start thawing out.


thinnside40 on 03/02/2015:
Stay well and safe....


Maria7 on 03/02/2015:
Hey there...that is GOOD NEWS...(139)...I remember when I starting putting back on weight in 2013, I was GLAD I got my appetite back...which I had lost for months. I didn't even care for a good while about gaining weight, I was so glad I was not losing weight. Take care. Love ya, Maria :-)



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