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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!

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 :-)

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 18, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 130.8

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 didn't get in any "real" activity yesterday, but I'm not giving up. I'm considering counting calories for a little bit. I know I'm not eating enough throughout the day. I've had so many ups and downs with sensitivities to foods and such (around '09-'11). That's all behind me, but the remnants of thinking a certain way (unconsciously probably) about certain foods remain.

I envy people who can plan a menu and stick to it. It would make things easier for me at the moment. I suppose I kind of bristle at that kind of structured eating. It may be because I fear going the other direction and becoming too rigid. At any rate I need to stir things up! Yes, I'm overthinking things just a little--haha!

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 20 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 02/18/2015:
Its hard sometimes to decide what to do what to try. Good luck and wishing you a great evening.

nenak on 02/19/2015:
Have a great evening x

Umpqua on 02/19/2015:
Counting on MyFitnessPal definitely works for me. Even if you're not counting calories, sometimes it's nice to get a breakdown of what you're eating, amount of protein and carbs, etc. Are you doing a vegan diet now? I have a vegan friend who is always posting articles about getting more protein for muscle development while eating vegan.

Maria7 on 02/19/2015:
Wow, Girl, you've lost some weight. Congrats to you on your number and bmi!

biscottibody59 on 02/19/2015:
Actually it's not really a good thing unfortunately. But I'm where I am and it is what it is.

The fact that I feel pretty good after a hard time is the important thing.

My aim is to gain muscle until further notice:-)

(You may want to read my entry from Tues.)

liza36 on 02/20/2015:
I'm always impressed with your "not giving up" attitude and the fact that you soldier on. Hope all is well with you.

Maria7 on 02/22/2015:
I'm sorry to hear you've not been feeling well...I never said anything on here, either, but in 2012 I went through a very difficult time and lost a lot of weight (lower than what it was when I did an entry on DD after I'd been away from DD a while) during that time. Take care. Will be praying for you. :-)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 130.8

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

Today I've posted my current weight. I hope to have gained 2 pounds for next week's weigh-in.

This post marks me moving on. Recovering. I checked my body fat a couple of Sundays (posted above) and it's not much different than it was awhile ago.

Please don't be alarmed. Just know it's complicated to explain, and I'm probably not going to do it here. (Despite my low weight it has nothing to do with an eating disorder--my appetite has been absolutely excellent throughout my ordeal.) I feel good, though I have my work cut out for me to recover my lean body weight.

I'm not going to go into detail about much, but I echo several other posts a couple weeks ago about the failure of our "healthcare" system, especially the drs. It's something I was immersed in while being involved with a family member's care a few years ago, and from my standpoint things are worse now--drs and institutions have become more stealthy in some way. At the same time they take every opportunity to NOT NOT NOT be customer oriented in essentially a retail setting.

It still pays to listen to my body and to stay hopeful!

Sleep: 7.5 hrs

Water: 33 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wt Trng

Progress as of today: 58.2 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/17/2015:
I agree with your Dr. statement. I do not have anything to complain about the services I have gotten but I do find the Dr. are not getting smarter. Take care and have a great evening.

puddles on 02/17/2015:
No they don't play golf but it will be a lot of activities for the two little ones they are 8 and 6. Maybe some miniput golf. Thank you for the encouragement.

Umpqua on 02/18/2015:
I'm sorry to hear you're going through a rough time, Biscotti. It sounds like this recent loss is not a positive for you. I can certainly relate to your frustrations with our healthcare system from when I went through a rough time 2 years ago. I hope that whatever is happening can be sorted out and I know you will stay strong.

biscottibody59 on 02/18/2015:
Thank you--I appreciate your words and thoughts:-)

The loss is a little bit of a positive only because I feel good. It's not my "normal" (the weight) to be sure. I have to take better care of myself and if gaining wt in a healthy way is possible, I want it.

Yes, I remember a bit about your ordeal with getting even a diagnosis (as I recall--I hope correctly).

Feeling MUCH better is at least halfway to recovering. That may not be much to a dr in a clinical setting--but it's one of the best things to me.

biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 06, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 144.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 144.6 (Dec 2014)
Current BMI: 25.2 (23.5 = 135#)

For my activity:
Wed & Thur: Nothing

Plans for activity have proven elusive. A partial reason for failure is that I'm not cooperating with myself:-) It's time to get on with at least a little wt trng, so that's in my plan for later today.

BTW, it barely got above freezing yesterday, but tomorrow (according to one forecast) it's supposed to be near 85degF.

Wed: 7.5 hrs
Thur: 5 hrs

Wed & Thur: 32 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wt Trng

*** Just in case you missed it in a previous entry, my posted weight isn't correct. ***

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Hope you get in your weight training. Have a great day.

museumgirl on 02/06/2015:
I love the way you put it - activity is elusive, and not cooperating with yourself...boy, do I know how that works! Hope things work better for you!

thinnside40 on 02/06/2015:
I don't like it when I lose the battle between Me~Myself~I.... Hup 1,2,3...... :)

thinkpositive on 02/06/2015:
I hear you -have the same problem myself. No so much about exercise,but eating.

Umpqua on 02/09/2015:
OK Biscotti, it's time to have a talk with yourself and convince yourself to cooperate. And don't settle for any excuses ;) I hope you got some activity in over the weekend!

Maria7 on 02/11/2015:
Wow...85...summertime weather. So happy for you at the weight you are at. You are doing FANTASTIC! :-D Thanks for checking on me twice since my last entry. :-D

Maria7 on 02/12/2015:
Hoping you are having a blessed day. :-)

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