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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 12, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.4 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Mon: Walk 60 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min)
Tues: Walk 45 min

I increased reps on a few exercises--dumbbells still at 13# for the next 3 or 4 sessions at least. I'm thinking of supplementing my pushups on one of my days off from wt trng. For what it's worth I was doing 26 regular and 44 bent-knee pushups in Sep '09. That's a whole world and mindset away from me now.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 6.x
Some 6.2::6.4-6::6.8::6.10
Decaf Only 6.1::6.3::6.7::6.9::6.11-.12

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::6.13::6.16::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


Mon: 60 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Tues: 64 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 32 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/12/2013:
So impressive - wish I could do as much. I did do some of my walking video and arm exercise video today. Not much but some. Keep it up. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 06/12/2013:
I think changing around exercise would be a good thing to keep it interesting. Have a Great Day, Biscuit.


Umpqua on 06/12/2013:
Ramping up the exercise and adding some pushups sounds good. I have noticed such a difference since going back to the full pushups. It's a slow process but building core strength is so important.


V on 06/12/2013:
Go for it Biscotti, its never too late to beast up IMO :)



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 10, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.7 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 15 min; Weedeating 50 min; Mowing abt 2 hrs/Cleanup abt 30 min
Sun: Walk 20 min

I'm down on my weigh-in. I went ahead and weighed in today (Tuesday is my normal day) because I felt like my body wouldn't be holding on to fluid like it might after the mowing or a wt trng day. (I hope to get my wt trng in today.)

To answer Umpqua's question, I take my bran in a "bite the bullet" fashion. When I started having the constipation ills all those years ago, I resorted to Metamucil at first--it didn't help at all. The book I previously mentioned suggested putting bran in lots of foods as well as just adding water and drinking it.

That's what I did--it wasn't pleasant and still isn't, but it works the best for me. The benefits absolutely outweigh the unpleasantness. That's my method--over and done with quickly. I adjust the amount depending on what amount of fiber I've consumed before, but the usual amount for me is about one-third cup.

For me wheat bran doesn't lend itself to eating it like cereal--it doesn't have a pleasant consistency on its own. Also, wheat bran is all insoluble fiber, whereas oat bran has both insoluble and soluble. Soluble fiber is touted as the benefit for cholesterol control. Psyllium (the active ingredient in Metamucil) and konjac (Konsyl) are also good sources of insoluble fiber. For me Metamucil was useless. Not sure about Konsyl, which I guess also include psyllium (kon+syl).

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 6.x
Some 6.2::6.4-6::6.8::6.10
Decaf Only 6.1::6.3::6.7::6.9

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::6.13::6.16::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout


Sat: 90 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Sun: 30 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 32 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

legcramps on 06/10/2013:
Looks like you had quite the busy day on the weekend; got a lot accomplished! Have a great week as well :)


puddles on 06/10/2013:
Congrats on the weigh-in. Have a great day.


Umpqua on 06/10/2013:
Congrats on the loss. You are fierce taking the bran straight up, but if it works, then it works :) Have a good one!


supercheese on 06/10/2013:
oh man bran straight up is a challenge for me....but then again, i dont think id mind it too much. Have a great day!


lolla on 06/10/2013:
Yey for losing! Keep up the good job!


V on 06/10/2013:
Congrats on your loss and here's to another successful week for you Biscotti :)


hollybelle on 06/10/2013:
Great day and wonderful post. Yay on the loss and I am adding wheat bran in my morning smoothie!


selina on 06/11/2013:
Good job on the weigh loss! I'm so glad I never have problems with BM, tmi. I could never take the bran in like you do! brave woman!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 08, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.6

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.7 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Thur: Short Walk; A Ton of Housework
Fri: Walk 40 min; A Little Housework

I went to a local GNC store since (as of this week) I'm back on my miller's bran "therapy"--haha! They happen to carry a decent coarse one that I like. From what a clerk said to me the last time I was in, a little old man and I are their big customers for this product. (She thought I was buying it for him when I bought more than one bag.)

GNC is having a promotion for their shopping card--it's free for a "limited time," as they say. It's good for a year and is good all month rather than one day/week or month the way it was once upon a time.

Ever since I read The Save-Your-Life-Diet years ago, miller's bran (wheat) has been my good buddy. I eliminated it nearly completely for a few years except for a little in my oatmeal from time to time during my menopause/food sensitivity odyssey. With every passing day, the food sensitivity thing appears to be a distant memory.

Interesting observation of the last few days since I'm back on the bran--I am having the most vivid and memorable dreams. Normally it's sort of like there's a gauze over the images and the story line (except on rare occasions). Bran is bran--it really has very little food value except for the fiber of course. IOW, I don't think there's anything magical about it. Well, if you're unlike me and you're constipated or don't have at least one BM/day--perhaps it could prove to be magical:-)

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 6.x
Some 6.2::6.4-6::6.8
Decaf Only 6.1::6.3::6.7

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::6.8::6.11::6.14::

Plan for today: Walk, Yard Work, Circuit Workout


Thur: 77 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Fri: 77 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 30.4 lbs lost so far, only 23.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/08/2013:
We certainly do share just about everything on this site even our BM. LOL Happy you could find your Miller's bran. I also suffer from constipation and do include my cereal every day. It works for me. Have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 06/08/2013:
Haha--constipation hasn't plagued me for years and thankfully that was short-lived until I stumbled on the above book. I have a very good friend who told me years ago that she doesn't have but one BM/week (and she feels that's normal for her). I'd be in coo-coo town (or jail) before the week was out if that were me. So we're all different, I guess:-)


Umpqua on 06/08/2013:
I keep wheat bran in the house but I'll be honest - I prefer oat bran! Do you eat it like cereal or add it to things? Hope you're having a nice weekend!


hollybelle on 06/09/2013:
Hahahaha! You and the little old man! I may have to get out my bran, now! I just forget to add it. Would be so good to clear out the pipes!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jun 06, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.6

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.7 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 20 min
Wed: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min); Walk 25 min

I increased my dumbbells to 13#--a new ballgame--skipped over the 10ish# increment (they're adjustable). Glad to get my wt trng done--just trying to establish a routine.

Use it or lose it!

Exercise Repetitions
Shoulder Press 10
Abs (bicycle crunch::leg lift::lower ab crunch::bicycle crunch) 40::15::15::40
Reverse Leg Lift 30 each leg
Pushups: Bent-knee :: Regular :: Bent-knee 10::8::20
Bent Over Row 12 each arm
Calf Raise 40
Straight Leg Deadlift 12
Chair Dip 20
Mountain Climber 14
Alternating Lunge 10 each leg
Side Abs 22 each side
Squats 10
Abs Again 40::15::15::40
Upright Row 8
Triceps Kickback 8 each arm
Biceps Curl 10 each arm
All moves done with 13# dumbbells except
Abs, Pushups, Lg Lifts, Mtn Clmbrs and Ch Dips.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 6.x
Some 6.2::6.4-6
Decaf Only 6.1::6.3

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::6.8::6.11::6.14::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


Tues: 30 oz Water * 4 hrs Sleep
Wed: 60 oz Water * 8.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 30.4 lbs lost so far, only 23.6 lbs to go!

V on 06/06/2013:
You are crushing out the wgt training Biscotti, way to go!!! RYC it was a pretty tame storm in my neighborhood thankfully.. Have a good evening :)


Umpqua on 06/07/2013:
13 pounds if fantastic! I've never used anything that heavy but I'd like to keep increasing as I do more toning. Hope you have a great weekend!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 04, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.6

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.7 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Airdyne 10 min; Walk 45 min

Just an entry to mark my weight on this my usual day for such. I changed my goal weight--still practicing visualizing myself there. I must say it's very pie-in-the-sky any way I slice it--haha! I might not make it, but lighting a fire under my butt is really the point.

I did some (no more than 2 min at a time) steep hill walking last week. I couldn't help imagining how much nicer it would be if I were about 20# lighter. I know my endurance is improving (thankfully) and will continue to improve, but my inability to escape the built-in pounds that day slapped me but good!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 6.x
Some 6.2::6.4
Decaf Only 6.1::6.3

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::6.8::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 30.4 lbs lost so far, only 23.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/04/2013:
Keep visualizing, that's a good thing! I haven't heard of that low-carb diet, so I'm interested to learn more if you decide to try it again.


getmebackto150 on 06/04/2013:
Have a good day!!


puddles on 06/04/2013:
Have a great day.


V on 06/04/2013:
I think you can do whatever you set out to do so rock it out with confidence Biscotti!! Have a great week as well :)


puddles on 06/04/2013:
I went back and read your first logs in the early 2000s about the Women Dr. Diet. It is an interesting read. It is probably something I would be interested in doing. You state in your details the content of your daily intake and it is a 14 day diet. Will let you know I do with it.



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 03, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.8

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.2 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min); Walk 25 min

Moving right along with my wt trng workout (below). I added reps on calf raises, abs and pushups. I was glad to get it done.

Exercise Repetitions
Shoulder Press 14
Abs (bicycle crunch::leg lift::lower ab crunch::bicycle crunch) 25::10::10::25
(+10::+5::+5::+10)
Reverse Leg Lift 30 each leg
Pushups: Bent-knee :: Regular :: Bent-knee 10::6::16 (+1::+2)
Bent Over Row 14 each arm
Calf Raise 65 (+5)
Straight Leg Deadlift 16
Chair Dip 16
Mountain Climber 14
Alternating Lunge 12 each leg
Side Abs 20 each side
Squats 15
Abs Again 25::10::10::25
(+10::+5::+5::+10)
Upright Row 20
Triceps Kickback 14 each arm
Biceps Curl 18 each arm
All moves done with 8# dumbbells except
Abs, Pushups, Lg Lifts, Mtn Clmbrs and Ch Dips.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 6.x
Some 6.2::
Decaf Only 6.1::6.3

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::6.8::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind


biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 02, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.8

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.2 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Fri: Walk 50 min
Sat: Walk 55 min

I don't know how it got to be June. At this stage of life I don't think I ought to be so mesmerized by such trivia--haha! In other news, I'm thinking of dusting off an old low-carb plan I did shortly after I started posting here on DDs. All the food sensitivity issues that surfaced a few years ago made it so that I was reluctant to try it again. A trial run may happen. I'm just kind of thinking out loud at this point. 

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 6.x
Some 6.2::
Decaf Only 6.1::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::6.8::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, Circuit Workout


Fri: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

grannyannie on 06/02/2013:
Good plans for today. Hope your diet experiment goes well. Have a good day.


OhioRaven on 06/02/2013:
Let's all have a good June and enjoy it. Have a good day, Biscuit.


horn_of_plenty on 06/02/2013:
yes, I understand your point completely :-) I doubt all jewish people put on such a celebration such as these folks (who are very into display and making big celebrations and fuss) but I know some people who aren't jewish get it done too...probably straight at the hospital once the baby is born. not all of us celebrate this way, maybe moreso the Orthodox Jews. I personally wouldn't want a huge shindig for my own.


Umpqua on 06/03/2013:
What type of low-carb plan are you looking at? That would certainly be a change and maybe a way to shake things up a bit. I hope you have a good one!



biscottibody59 - Friday May 31, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.8

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.2 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 50 min
Wed: Walk 20 min
Thur: Airdyne 20 min (Pre-bkfst); Short Walk

It's Friday . . . blah, blah, blah . . .

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-29::
Decaf Only 5.30-31::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::5.31::6.3::6.6::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, Circuit Workout


Tues: 30 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Wed: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Thur: 60 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

OhioRaven on 05/31/2013:
Have a good day, Biscuit.


grannyannie on 05/31/2013:
Good plans and goals, Biscotti! Have a great weekend.


Umpqua on 05/31/2013:
I hope you have a nice weekend!


V on 05/31/2013:
Thanks for the well wishes as far as the temps. I am sure you will hear more gripes as the summer progresses so sorry in advance..LOL Have a stellar weekend Biscotti :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 28, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.8

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.2 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 45 min

I acquired a stiff neck about 3 weeks ago. Weird this time because it's on both sides. (BTW it doesn't keep me awake, but it's painful when I have to turn my head sharply--otherwise it's just a nuisance.) With no regularity I've done some exercises for it--they seemed to help in the past. This is different because it's lasted more than 10 days.

Since I began using CPAP therapy for my sleep apnea I haven't really had a stiff neck for whatever reason. This time I think I may have traced it to getting cold (but not really feeling cold) at night. That and my overall lack of muscle tone from not doing much in the way of regular wt trng--shoulder presses and upright rows (somewhat) seemed to keep it in check in years past.

Again I don't know, but with having done just two wt trng sessions in a row, I'm happy to report it seems to be on the mend. It is about half as bad today as it was about a week ago. Muscle tissue doesn't choose to atrophy in one spot. If it's deteriorating in my arm (obvious to me), I'm sure it's doing the same in my neck/shoulders and of course my heart. Gotta keep moving it and working it--I'm glad I can:-) 

Being able to report positive results is a very good thing:-)

Coronary Heart Disease Increases With Body Mass Index (BMI), as Well as With Age: Study (April 2, 2013)
Researchers from the University of Oxford followed the health of 1.2 million women from England and Scotland for (on average) almost a decade. Analysis of the data showed that the occurrence of CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) increases with BMI so that every 5 unit increase in BMI increases incidence by 23%, which is equivalent to the risk conferred by getting older by 2.5 years.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: All veg yeah--no added fat no.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-28::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::5.29::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

legcramps on 05/28/2013:
Glad your neck is getting better; my favorite stretch for the neck and shoulders is ear to shoulder, with one hand pressing down a bit to get a good stretch.


grannyannie on 05/28/2013:
Good it's getting better but that's a long time to be sore. :O I get a stiff neck but I often don't even know it until I do my neck stretches along with other stretches.

Interesting statistics about BMI and CHD.


thenewMLE on 05/28/2013:
Isn't amazing how long it takes to "repair" a sore neck, yet it happens SO FAST!!! Occasionally I turn just wrong and bam, sore for a week. It's been a while but the slow mend is so hard. I hope you can get your muscle tone back for your arms too. Good job giving up the coffee, I'm down to one cup (big cup) but I don't start too good at 5am without it. I've tried tea and I enjoy tea, but I still want that early coffee. Sometimes it's just to hold and smell. I know that sounds weird but little pleasures do it for me. That one cup is nursed until 4:00 in the afternoon. It sits on a hot plate and I just sip it. Anyway, I want to reach your 90 oz of water. I'm not even close. I'm up to 20 ounce on a work day but like this weekend, was none, not even tea. It's stupid, but I forget to drink. At work it's on my desk and I am trying to consciously drink all day. (Just did it now!!!) Hope you feel better soon!


Umpqua on 05/28/2013:
Good news on your neck feeling better. Glad to hear you're feeling stronger!


V on 05/28/2013:
Thank goodness your neck feels better Biscotti..Keep at it with your wgt training :)



biscottibody59 - Monday May 27, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.8

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.2 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (10 min); Walk 40 min

Yesterday I was able to increase reps on some moves on my wt trng workout (below). It was remarkable that the mtn clmbrs were much easier and I could do them faster. I'll do one more session with the 8# dumbbells (assuming I do it on schedule) and then increase the weight on the wkt following that. Bottom line: I feel good:-)

Exercise Repetitions
Shoulder Press 14
Abs (bicycle crunch::leg lift::lower ab crunch::bicycle crunch) 25::10::10::25
Reverse Leg Lift 30 each leg
Pushups: Bent-knee :: Regular :: Bent-knee 10::6::16
Bent Over Row 14 each arm
Calf Raise 65
Straight Leg Deadlift 16
Chair Dip 16
Mountain Climber 14
Alternating Lunge 12 each leg
Side Abs 20 each side
Squats 15
Abs Again 25::10::10::25
Upright Row 20
Triceps Kickback 14 each arm
Biceps Curl 18 each arm
All moves done with 8# dumbbells except
Abs, Pushups, Lg Lifts, Mtn Clmbrs and Ch Dips.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: Fruit goal made--two fruits.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-27::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***********::5.23::5.26::5.29::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

biscottibody59 on 05/27/2013:
OhioRaven on 05/27/2013: You are a Stud, Biscuit.

(recreated previous entry--couldn't delete my OWNFing REPLY comment;-)

biscottibody59 on 05/27/2013:
Whoa--all that menopause sh*t was a figment of my imagination I guess:-)


V on 05/27/2013:
Way to go with your workout! Congrats on upping the weight :) have a good evening Biscotti!


selina on 05/27/2013:
Your workouts are amazing!



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