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biscottibody59 - Saturday Dec 05, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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-Fri: A couple of short Airdyne stints; Walking a bit more some days; Housework

I can't tell you why my sleep is in turnaround mode--for the better--I'm just glad that it's improved. I went to bed very early on Thursday because I couldn't stay awake. I don't get tired during the day as a rule and didn't during the many "short sleep" days in the last month or so. It's as if that was normal to not sleep. Left leg is still a little stiff with the effects of the sciatica, but I've been stretching it gently just a little here and there and hope it will work itself out and with time, heal just fine.

So enough about sleep. I can now feel a little more safe to do more activity/wt trng. I don't think being sleep-deprived is a good way to work out. So I'm going to be careful not to overdo it here in the next few days/weeks and just keep moving.

Sleep:
Sun-Wed: Short Sleep 2 hrs up to 4.5 one day
Thur: Abt 9 hrs
Fri: 7.5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 12/05/2015:
Glad to hear your leg is getting better and yes it is good to see your sleep is also improving. Have a great evening.

biscottibody59 on 12/06/2015:
Thank you so much! I appreciate your support!


thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Great- hope you can stay in this same sleep pattern!

biscottibody59 on 12/06/2015:
I feel like I'm home free--Thanks! It WAS rough there for awhile.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 29, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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
Sat: Airdyne 10 min + a few exercises with weights and bodyweight exercises

Sleep (lack of) is still a mystery. I got a little more last night than in the previous ones, but I really want to put this behind me. I think maybe if I can get in a good groove with regular exercise it will help a ton. I'm pushing the water a bit in case that has something to do with it. I just don't get thirsty, which is a known thing as we age.

Leg is still a little tight, even though I can bend over just fine--for instance. If I stretch it I can feel that the sciatica is still slightly there, but it's not painful when I'm walking for instance.

*** Umpqua ***
My thoughts are with you--hope your Mom is on the mend and you've been able to recharge somewhat.

Sleep:
Wed-Fri:Mixed--not enough
Sat: About 4 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Thinkpositive on 11/30/2015:
I hope you can find some success with your sleep. I know how important it is to me.


museumgirl on 12/01/2015:
Elusive sleep, I've been there! Good luck, rest makes such a difference.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/02/2015:
Hi BB. My suggestion to helping you put the sleep thing behind you is a couple things. First, try to continue to be active, at least when your injury is feeling better. Second, try to do some other things to get your mind off the fact that you aren't sleeping well...sometimes we keep thinking about what is bothering us & it bothers us more. At least, that is my own scenario!

For some reason, i'm always thirsty lol. Especially at work. I think I just like to be sipping something...doing something.

I am very happy to hear that your injury is on the mend. That's really wonderful.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 25, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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 5 min
Mon: Rest
Tues: Airdyne 5 min

I haven't done much (actually zero) activity for about 2 weeks now. That last leg/groin injury cascaded into a mess for me. I'm going to be stepping things up. I will not be overdoing it. The pain is gone, but the groin injury was joined by a muscle strain in my front thigh and then sciatica. The sciatica was the most painful mostly when standing. Sometimes when it rains, it pours:-)

I have to get my sleep back on track too. I had one night last week where I slept zero hours. The next day I slept about a total of 12-14 hours.

Happy Thanksgiving to all in the US--enjoy yourselves!

Sleep:
Sun: 4 hrs
Mon: 2 hrs
Tues: 4.5

Water: 20-40 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

museumgirl on 11/25/2015:
Sciatica is awful, hope you feel better. Happy Thanksgiving!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/28/2015:
It's been a decent weekend here, thanks Biscotti & happy thanksgiving to you as well. got a bit off track, but trying to get myself back on track fully :-D

what I find is that the gym gives me a nice high, so skipping it doesn't always help me emotionally...but then overdoing doesn't either...needing to find other outlets!

anyways, SORRY to hear you are not feeling your best. I completely sympathize with you. maybe haven't been there with your exact injuries, but I know the feeling of being miserable and not sleeping right. But you will get thru, because you always do. You are a tough one. We like your type here!

The only thing that comes to my mind is that we all need rest. And it's not always better to push ourselves (hence my own battle above - skip or go to the gym). but even though your resting, it must be what you have to do to feel better...

...yeah, feel better BB! Hoping to be able to read an entry in the near future with some highlights :-D wishing you well and healing over this Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks for everything, friend!

biscottibody59 on 11/29/2015:
Thanks for that boost girlie! I appreciate your words as usual. When we feel like we've lost ground there's only one thing to do and it's to just keep doing the best we can. No one else can do it for us:-)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 14, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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: Airdyne 11 min + 2 sets of deadlift, rev leg lift on exercise ball (need to use this more often) and two others (don't have my notes with the rundown)
Thur: 4 hrs of housework
Fri: Airdyne 11 min + Sh Press x12 reps, Bic Curl x20 reps ea arm, Bent-knee pushup x10 and Rev let lift x20 ea leg
Sat: Nothing
^^^Update Later

The informational details here are not complete. I have done something to my other leg (left one)--higher up--the adductor and/or groin muscle. (It happened on Monday.) It's horrible. I broke my rule of skipping a day between wt trng wkts--even though I used different muscles on the two days. My body was clearly not ready for what I put it through. But I thought I'd put up an entry--will try to complete this later. 

It's still hurting and because I have to compensate a bit when moving a certain way, I now have extreme muscle pain in my thigh on that leg. Better that then a hamstring pull or something. (I guess.) Luckily the right leg seems okay after that ordeal.

Not doing terrible on sleep, but could use more water for sure. Again will try to update soon!

Sleep:
Wed: 5.5 hrs
Thur: 5.5 hrs
Fri: 6.5 Hrs
Sat: 3.5 hrs
^^^Update Later

Water: 
Probably averaged abt 24 oz for Tues-Tues
^^^Update Later

Activity Plan: Airdyne

OhioRaven on 11/15/2015:
Sounds like we're getting old, Biscuit. I feel like I'm pulling a different muscle every day from normal activity, not weight lifting like you. And I groan sometimes when I get and down out of a chair.


puddles on 11/16/2015:
Take care of yourself.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/16/2015:
Hi BB! My mom several years ago pulled a muscle by her groin and yes she was in horrible pain. It did of course heal completely and no long-term consequences. I hope you do feel better sooner rather than later :-)

Thanks for all your feedback on here. Life as been eventful...in terms of my friendships and relationships with people lately...

I think it's ok you did the two workouts back to back...you could always do the second workout (the next day workout) modified so it's not as stressful a change of pace for your body..

4 hours of housework is a lot. I hope you got everything done you wanted to???


Maria7 on 11/17/2015:
I hope you will be completely over your workout injury quickly. Take good care of yourself! :-)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 04, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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 11 min + 2 sets of deadlift, rev leg lift on exercise ball (need to use this more often) and two others (don't have my notes with the rundown)
Thur: 4 hrs of housework
Fri: 8 hrs of housework; Short groc trip to Aldi
Sat: Recuperating from overdoing it + so little sleep
Sun: Nothing
Mon: Airdyne 9 min
Tues: Nothing

Got some more good rain last week and will get more tomorrow.

I really did a number on my upper thigh muscle--or muscles. It's not something I've ever experienced. I didn't notice any injury at all until it started hurting on Saturday afternoon. I know I didn't pull anything and it was not deep or hot to the touch, so I was pretty sure it wasn't a blood clot, which I've never had.

It's on the right leg, so I guess the reason I didn't get it on the other leg is because that leg gets plenty of work while using my car's clutch. Heat helped a little. It was amazingly crippling there for about 3 days. Still a little sore, but luckily my body treats me right every so often:-)

I'm still determined to get back on track with the aerobic activity aspect at least now and through the weekend. I can feel that I'm a bit compromised. I just haven't been consistent enough to have a really nice toehold over time. It has to be a non-negotiable, which is hard to do for the first few days, but I've just got to DO IT!

Sleep:
Tues: 5.5 hrs
Wed: 4.5 Hrs
Thur: 5 hrs
Fri: 8 hrs
Sat: 2ish hrs (maybe 3)
Sun: 7 hrs
Mon: 6 hrs
Tues: 5.5 hrs

Water: 
Probably averaged abt 24 oz for Tues-Tues

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 11/05/2015:
Wow you are really going at it. Your sleep is a little off but it goes in cycles I guess. Have a great evening. f


OhioRaven on 11/05/2015:
Pulled up Lame. We're not as flexible as we used to be. Still, have a good day, Biscuit.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/05/2015:
Despite what you may think, you are doing good! And as for your weight, excellent BB.

I am happy for you. Seems that you are feeling better after a rough few days with your thigh.

I hope you have a great rest of this week. Keep up the great work.

As for exercise, I wish I knew the perfect balance between not enough and overdoing. I like to think your way too...Just Do It! That's the Nike slogan.


Umpqua on 11/06/2015:
I'm glad your leg healed up quickly. You're doing really well overall, hopefully this has been a good week for sleep for you!


Maria7 on 11/07/2015:
Yes, I agree! Sometimes we've just got to discipline ourselves to do what we really need to do and not procrastinate for any reason! :-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 27, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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 8 min (+1 interval)
Mon: Airdyne 21 min + 12 and 12 sh press (2 sets each) + 35 and 40 calf raise + 7 and 7 pushups (bent-knee) + 12 and 12 leg lift (5.5# dumbbells on sh press and calf raise)

Blah! The weather only dumps a ton of rain these days. It's supposed to happen again this weekend. (No rain to speak of for several months before last weekend.) Nice that I got some sun today and intend to do the same tomorrow.

Sleep:
Sun: 6 hrs
Mon: 5.5 hrs

Water: 
Sun & Mon: 36 oz both days

Activity Plan: Airdyne

OhioRaven on 10/28/2015:
Hi ya, Biscuit.


thinkpositive on 10/29/2015:
Take care biscotti!


Maria7 on 11/02/2015:
I know what you mean about the rain (tho I thank the Lord for the rain). It was announced on the news this morning that there are now less than 100 roads closed in SC due to the flood last month. We are currently getting more rain...but it mostly is not affecting the counties that got a lot of rain last month. Hope you have a good day.


Umpqua on 11/03/2015:
Hi Biscotti, I hope all is going well - I've seen pictures of the flooding in TX and I hope your area has been spared xx



biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 25, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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: Nothing
Thur: Shopping with cart abt 2 hrs
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Airdyne 14 min

Hope you all have a great week!

Sleep:
Wed 4.5 hrs
Thur: 6 hrs
Fri: 6 hrs
Sat: 7 hrs

Water: 
Wed & Thur: 24 oz both days
Fri & Sat: 36 oz both days

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/27/2015:
did you pick up anything good shopping!?

biscottibody59 on 10/27/2015:
Just groceries and stocking up on things like distilled water and stuff--frozen veg. A frozen stir-fry mix that I like to add to a "bowl" for lunch. And some baby portobellos.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/27/2015:
everything sounds tasty. i'd eat it all :-D



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 21, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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:
Mon: Airdyne 46 min (+4 Intervals)
Tues: Nothing

Will get the links on sleep on here soon.

Sleep:
Mon: 6.5 hrs
Tues: 7 hrs

Water: Mon & Tues: 36 oz both days

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Umpqua on 10/22/2015:
Good workout Monday and great sleep for you!


thinkpositive on 10/22/2015:
Good going on the sleep.



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 19, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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 36 min (+4 intervals)

My endurance is massively increased--pretty sure it's the sleep length improvement.

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 24 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2015:
I can tell you are doing well, BB.


puddles on 10/19/2015:
Glad to hear all is going well.


Umpqua on 10/20/2015:
Fantastic Biscotti, good work!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/20/2015:
Well, for once, you got more sleep than I did! finally!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 18, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

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 & Sat: Nothing (Break)

I continue to be pleased with how I'm managing my sleep.

Sleep:
Fri: 7.5 hrs
Sat: 7 hrs

Water: 36 oz both days

Activity Plan: Airdyne


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