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biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 06, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.4

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.18.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.1 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Sat: Airdyne 33 min (Pre-Bkfst); NordicTrack 15 min/1.5 mi (PBk); Walk 30 min
Sun: Walk 11 min
Mon: Airdyne 12 min (PBk)
Tues: Airdyne 31 min (PBk); NordicTrack 13 min/1.2 mi (PBk)
Wed: About 20 Step-ups (in the cold)

Not throwing in the towel yet--I got in 47 GREAT minutes of cardio early already:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, NTrack


Sat: 90 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Sun: 30 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 90 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Tues: 60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Wed: 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

Progress as of today: 33.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/07/2014:
Excellent exercise, you're kicking butt!


hollybelle on 02/08/2014:
Hey - checking in. Looks like you are doing great! Keep it up, girlfriend!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 01, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.4

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.18.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.1 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Mon: Airdyne 22 min (Pre-Bkfst); Short Walk
Tues: Short Walk
Wed: Nothing
Thur: Short Walk
Fri: Very Little

It's been awhile, and I'm determined to get on track. (No challenge as I had planned in my previous entry.) I did get my early morning workout (Airdyne and NTrack) in already!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, NTrack


Mon: 30 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Tues: ? oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 30 oz Water * 4 hrs Sleep
Thur: 30ish oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Fri: 40 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

Progress as of today: 33.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2014:
Thanks for the comment info, BB. Wishing you continued success...especially on account of being motivated to change!


Umpqua on 02/04/2014:
Good going Biscotti and I hope you're having a good week!


liza36 on 02/04/2014:
Nice job getting your workout done in the morning. It must feel good to get that in.



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 27, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.4

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.18.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.1 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Short Walk; Housework

It was so lovely yesterday before a cold front came in overnight. I sat out in the sun for about an hour with shorts and a sleeveless top. It's not as cold and windy where many of you are, but it's cold (for us) again today. It's supposed to be 70F later in the week and then cold again. It's kind of been like that--three or four days of cold and then a big warm-up. Winter has been odd.

Am planning another challenge starting tomorrow.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, NTrack


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: 33.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 01/27/2014:
Good on enjoying that nice weather...ours got close to 70 today also...but we are under a winter storm warning currently to begin getting SNOW and maybe ICE tomorrow morning through Wednesday. :-D


Umpqua on 01/28/2014:
You are so lucky to have temps like that, it's pretty much the same where my parents are in Oregon. Except this should be their rainy season and they will have extreme fire danger this summer if this keeps up - it's definitely been a weird winter!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 26, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.4

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.18.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.1 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Mon: Walk 22 min; Some Housework
Tues: Airdyne 12 min
Wed: Some Housework
Thur & Fri: Nothing
Sat: Walk 22 min

I did an informal weigh-in Sat and it amounts to about a 2.5# gain--not posting it. The past week has been instructive--losing ground happens so fast. Both food and exercise were not too hot, and I'm feeling it all.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Walk


Mon: 60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Tues: 60ish oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Wed: 90 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Thur: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
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

Progress as of today: 33.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/27/2014:
Hi Biscotti, I hope this is a better week for you!

biscottibody59 on 01/27/2014:
Thank you!


dana_johnson426 on 01/27/2014:
Just shake off the bad, a focus on how far you've come!

biscottibody59 on 01/27/2014:
Thanks--good advice!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 20, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.4

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.4.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.1 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Very Little

I will be working to not make the remainder of this week the antithesis of last week. I enjoyed some fattier food over the weekend. Life. Skipping weigh-in Tues in favor of Sat.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Walk, Housework


60 oz Water * 4.5 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: 33.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/21/2014:
I also enjoyed some fattier food over the weekend and I am also being extra mindful so I don't undo last week's good work!


thinkpositive on 01/21/2014:
Add me to the list of trying hard to make this a losing week.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 19, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.4

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.4.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.1 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Airdyne 41 min (PBk); NordicTrack 14 min/1.2 mi (PBk)

It was good to get a good workout in early.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Airdyne, NTrack, Walk


60 oz Water * 3.5 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: 33.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

allieoop on 01/19/2014:
Way to go on getting your work out done early especially on the weekend!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 18, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.4

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.4.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.1 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Airdyne 33 min (PBk); NordicTrack 12 min/1.2 mi (PBk)

I'm down 2.4# on my weigh-in. It's nice to be on the right track for a change:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Airdyne, NTrack, Walk


90 oz Water * 5.5 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: 33.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/18/2014:
Congrats on the loss!


Maria7 on 01/18/2014:
LOOK AT YOU, GIRL!!!!! WOWWWWW!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU! DON'T LET IT GET AWAY! Looks like I am currently on PLATEAU ISLAND...my calories averaging around 1400 a day and working out a lot on the eliptical but my clothes are fitting so much better so, that's good. Keep up the good work...Looks like you're rowing to Island 150 next....We may get there together! Have a good day. :-D



biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 17, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.8

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.4.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.5 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Nothing

My eating for the challenge went well for the most part. The trick is to sustain it to the tune of 90-95% of my total eating for a day. I think with that I can lose 1-2 pounds per week. I noticed that my endurance is improving, which should also help everything.

I'll post my weight tomorrow. A sneak peak today shows it's down, which I definitely feel.

Yesterday's results for my 4-Day Challenge (M-Th):
1) No-fat-added starch (mainly unprocessed and whole) and veg; No--had decaf with H/H and milk and low-fat microwave popcorn.
2) Three fruit svgs/day; No--only had one.
3) At least 60 min purposeful cardio; No.
4) At least 90 oz water; Yes.

I'm liking the effects of eating this way. My blood pressure is responding well--the diastolic (bottom number) was high on occasion the last year when I'd take it here and there. And of course another gift of menopause is salt-sensitive hypertension. Given my family history I'd like to avoid a hypertension diagnosis and meds for it. BP has been normal when I've been to the dr. I'd like to get it down at home and not think about it. (I started checking it first thing in the morning again.)

I feel like I'm on the right track for both weight and BP. Maybe that will continue. My track record is awful, but I think if I can get my food right on a long-term basis, I'll have it made.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Airdyne, NTrack, Walk


90 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

Progress as of today: 31.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!

allieoop on 01/17/2014:
Great goals! I need to apply a lot of them I think I'm going to start with increasing my water intake. Have a great weekend!


thinkpositive on 01/18/2014:
Looks like a successful week for you.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 16, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.8

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.4.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.5 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Airdyne 41 min (PBk); NordicTrack 17 min/1.5 mi (PBk); Walk 12 min

Still at it.

Yesterday's results for my 4-Day Challenge (M-Th):
1) No-fat-added starch (mainly unprocessed and whole) and veg; No--had soup from Mon and some low-fat microwave popcorn.
2) Three fruit svgs/day; No--only had two.
3) At least 60 min purposeful cardio; Yes.
4) At least 90 oz water; No--only 60 oz.

The best of yesterday for me was the activity. Probably won't be able to get up to more than about 10-20 min of walking for today. Didn't get the early morning activity done. Good lessons!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Airdyne, NTrack, Walk


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: 31.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/17/2014:
Excellent Biscotti! How come the popcorn is a no-no, because it's packaged? Just curious. It seems like this challenge was a success for you overall!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.8

Body Fat: 34.1::12.23.13 (xx.x::2.4.14)
(35.4%::10.1.13 . . . 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 = 27.5 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Nothing 

Results are much like yesterday except for exercise. I'm beginning to feel untrapped by my body as I stick to eating for my health. It's also a process of learning how used to feeling awful I had become. This is a pleasant surprise. Nice that the body is smarter than I am:-)

Yesterday's results for my 4-Day Challenge (M-Th):
1) No-fat-added starch (mainly unprocessed and whole) and veg; No--with minor exception of soup from Mon.
2) Three fruit svgs/day; No--only had one.
3) At least 60 min purposeful cardio; No--zero.
4) At least 90 oz water; No--only 60 oz.

I'm amazed at how my body is responding. I'm not having a lot of cravings either. That may partially be because I'm trying to not get too hungry before eating again. I think I'm being reasonably flexible with this, so that I'll want to continue.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::
***14 Missed***::7.25::***22 Missed***::10.1::*************::12.?::

Plan for today: Airdyne, NTrack, Walk


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: 31.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!

allieoop on 01/15/2014:
Wow what a good expression "untrapped by my body" ! Your setting a good example for me. Thank you

biscottibody59 on 01/16/2014:
Thank you--glad I can be here for you!


Umpqua on 01/16/2014:
That is fantastic, Biscotti. I'm glad this way of eating is making you feel so good!

biscottibody59 on 01/16/2014:
Thank you! It's been interesting!



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