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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 01, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 21 min

No weigh-in this lovely first day of September:-) It's been about 100F (38C) today.

For sleep 4.5 hrs is the hot/red zone for me. I can function on it fairly well for one day because it's all restorative (CPAP-assisted) sleep. I don't generally get sleepy the day after such short sleep. I got just about 5 hrs last night. Coincidentally, I found a sleep plan embedded in a news story about sleep and it's intriguing. I may try it.

On the food front, I need to pay attention. It's awful.

Sleep: 5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 09/02/2015:
Hope you can some sleep and better food.


Umpqua on 09/02/2015:
A sleep plan sounds interesting and hopefully more sleep will lead to better food choices for you.


horn_of_plenty on 09/02/2015:
About sleep - I was taking sleeping pills a bit for the past week. Monday night I didn't take them and had horrible sleep up basically from 12am-4am!! but Tuesday night I was able to sleep thru because I was so tired lol I could have slept more except I'd be late for work!...anyways, sometimes maybe out bodies do not need the exact recommended sleep as long as we can get it most of the time....and it seems even though the sleeping pills actually made me feel horrible at times, too tired during the daytime, they also do help me get into s better sleeping pattern :)


horn_of_plenty on 09/02/2015:
I just realized my comment needs clarification re the pattern - I mean a pattern of being able to sleep thru the night without taking them - it seems after a few days of taking them I then can sleep thru the night when not taking them - aside from the first night without them :)


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biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 31, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Thur: Airdyne 31 min
Fri: Housework abt 3 hrs
Sat: Nothing
Sun:: A little housework

Erratic sleep:-)

Sleep:
Thur: 3.5hrs
Fri: 8.5 hrs
Sat: 4 hrs
Sun: 8 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 08/31/2015:
Hi ya' Biscuit !


puddles on 08/31/2015:
Sleep is so important and sometimes so hard to regulate from day to day. You seem to be getting back on track and you must feel better with that. Have a great week and I wish you more sleep.


thinkpositive on 08/31/2015:
Lack of sleep- yes I'm familiar. Takes it's toll.

biscottibody59 on 09/01/2015:
I'm about as disciplined as a 4-year old with the sleep of late:-)


thinkpositive on 08/31/2015:
Lack of sleep- yes I'm familiar. Takes it's toll.


Umpqua on 09/01/2015:
I'm glad to see the activity is becoming really consistent and I hope the sleep pattern will follow for you. Have a nice week!

biscottibody59 on 09/01/2015:
Thanks for noticing about my activity--I don't want to find myself "starting over" again if I can help it!


livinglight on 09/01/2015:
SHo, I really hope you manage to get some rest!

biscottibody59 on 09/01/2015:
Yeah, it comes and goes sometimes--Thanks!


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biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 27, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Airdyne 36 min;
ONE SET ONLY using 5.5# dumbbells on all but pushups: Sh press 12 reps, Squat 12 reps, Calf Raise 20 reps, Bent-knee pushup 12 reps

Doing all right for a Thursday:-)

Sleep:
Tues: 6 hrs
Wed: 7 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

thinkpositive on 08/28/2015:
Your activity reminds me that I haven't done weights for a long time.


Umpqua on 08/28/2015:
Nice work, Biscotti! I've been using my 5# weights pretty consistently for workouts. Before they were too heavy but I've built up strength and am thinking it's time to get some 8 and 10 pounders to mix things up.


hollybelle on 08/28/2015:
Wonderful! Have a good weekend!


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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 25, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 46 min

No weigh-in today.

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 08/25/2015:
Looks good. Congrats activity and sleep hrs.

biscottibody59 on 08/25/2015:
Thanks--it's getting easier to just get in at least 30 min activity.


Umpqua on 08/26/2015:
Nice work on the sleep and Airdyne, keep it up!


thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
Have a great day!


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biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 24, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Nothing

I'm obviously not overdoing the exercise right now, but I want to stay consistent this week.

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

livinglight on 08/24/2015:
I hope you don't mind me asking, what is airdyne?

biscottibody59 on 08/25/2015:
No problem:-)

Here's a video with the model I have:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmgBdEX8t8I

They've changed the style over the years and I think have abandoned the large front fan wheel.


puddles on 08/25/2015:
There is a lot to be said about being consistent - it takes away the insanity in our life. Good sleep hrs yours doing good.


Umpqua on 08/25/2015:
I absolutely agree, consistency is key. I'm going to be working on that too :)


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biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 23, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Fri: Airdyne 36 min
Sat: Airdyne 31 min

I will be concentrating on my food choices closely this week. I know what I have to do--don't we all:-) I will add some wt trng too.

Have a good week one and all!

Sleep:
Fri: 8.5 hrs
Sat: 7 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 08/23/2015:
I am up late but thought I would write you. Your sleep hours are great. You seem to have a new mindset and back into your routine. Congrats your doing great. Thanks for your comments.

biscottibody59 on 08/24/2015:
Thank you for noticing, it's a process:-)


ohioraven on 08/24/2015:
Have a Good week, Biscuit.



biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 21, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Sat: Airdyne 36 min
Sun: Nothing
Mon: Airdyne 41 min
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Airdyne 36 min
Thur: Heavy duty errands/housework--took a lot out of me

Much better on the exercise front so far this week:-) No weigh-in this week.

Sleep:
Sat: 8 hrs
Sun: 4 hrs
Mon: 7 hrs
Tues: 8 hrs
Wed: 4 hrs
Thur: 5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 08/22/2015:
Your routine seems to be getting better you must feel good about that. Have a great week.


livinglight on 08/22/2015:
Well done on getting all that exercise in!


grannyannie on 08/22/2015:
Good job on the exercise!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2015:
I hope sleep gets even better for you - it looks like you were able to get a good amount of it on your previous entry below. Not getting sleep is a major problem area in my life. I'm glad that I'm able to work on that area specifically (and also try to rest my ankle a bit extra) this weekend. Sometimes, I feel like sleep is even more important than the food we eat. I do think it's more important than exercise as well. Sleep is so important for all our body's systems...

Your weight seems really, really good lately. I can't see the chart for some reason it's not showing up on my screen, but I know you are doing well. Sometimes, we need the rest and not the activity. LOL, easy for me to say. yesterday, during half my gym workout, I felt major exhaustion and almost left only having completed half the workout - but instead I ate the extra banana that I brought with me there & completed the workout...we are always our own worst critics and coaches...pushing ourselves even when we don't want to.

biscottibody59 on 08/23/2015:
The chart doesn't show up when you look at entries from the home page as opposed to clicking on a name--then it shows up. Sleep, food, exercise--hard to rank 'em sometimes. But like you've said, you can't exercise well if you're exhausted or hungry:-)

Good that you're in tune with what you need--it really is a practice until you can establish a routine. I think it's doable, but getting there takes discipline! (Not my strong suit--haha!)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 15, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Wed-Fri: Nothing

I don't have an excuse for skipping out on activity this week. It's wreaking havoc on my endurance--very noticeable. Since I haven't made much progress so far, it's just glaring. I did get some good sleep finally--that's a priority of course. But purposeful activity is a close second.

I saw an article recently that just five days of skipping our workouts can cause negation of the previous work/progress. And then it takes a bit more than just five days to get back to where we were. I know it's one of many I've read (variations) over the years. I just have to keep at it--we all do!

I got in a good Airdyne stint earlier today:-)

Sleep:
Wed: 8 hrs
Thur: 8.5 hrs
Fri: 7 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 08/15/2015:
Good post. I think the article is right on it. A week of me doing nothing has made me feel like Silly Putty.


thinkpositive on 08/15/2015:
Nice that you're getting enough sleep. Maybe your body needed some rest?


hollybelle on 08/17/2015:
It does seem like the loss of our gains happens a whole lot easier than our gains! But this is the end of summer and I think there is a psychological tendency to "fizzle" out at the end of a season before we gear up for the next one! Fall - here we come!


Umpqua on 08/18/2015:
I like this post and I think it has something to do with momentum too. Once we get knocked off it's so difficult to recover. I hope you had a nice weekend!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 12, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Nothing

I'm present.

Sleep: 4.5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

hollybelle on 08/13/2015:
Checking in with you since I've been away for a few days. Hang in there - good work, but 4.5 hours or sleep looks like my record! Hope you get some rest tonight!


puddles on 08/13/2015:
Being present is good. Wishing you a good day.


Umpqua on 08/13/2015:
Nights like that are no fun. Wishing you better sleep for the rest of the week!


Maria7 on 08/15/2015:
Hope you are having a good weekend. :-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 11, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Sun: Airdyne 46 min
Mon: Nothing

Down a bit for my weekly weigh-in, but it's just to keep a record. I still don't want to lose or gain.

Sleep:
Sun: 4.5 hrs
Mon: 7 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

thinkpositive on 08/11/2015:
Being down a bit is good!


Umpqua on 08/12/2015:
Maintenance is tough too so you're doing really well!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/12/2015:
Congrats on your weight...looks like it's been the lowest all the way since over a year if you don't include the 139lb months in feb / march! you are doing great with maintaining / loss!



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