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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 02, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.2

I'm down just a little for today's weigh-in.

I didn't do so hot overall for the last week. I intend to post every day for the rest of the week!

Thur: Nothing
Fri: Mowing 2 hrs
Sat: Housework 3 hrs
Sun & Mon: Nothing

Thur: 60 oz
Fri: 90 oz
Sat: 60 oz
Sun & Mon: 30 oz

Progress as of today: 32.8 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/03/2014:
Hope your week is going well. Good to see you here. So many of the DD friends from last years seem to have left- or taking time off?

puddles on 09/03/2014:
congrats look forward to reading your posts this week

biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 28, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Yesterday was waay off plan for two meals. I'm dusting myself off and getting back to the plan!

I knew I wasn't going to get to bed at a decent hour, so I started a pot of blackeyed peas rather late. I had presoaked them because they were a little old (just drier than they'd normally be). You don't really have to soak blackeyed peas like beans. They're great!

I'm adding one extremely small cup of coffee with half n half most days. Will note it here the days I have it.

Exercise: Housework

Water: 60 oz

Maria7 on 08/28/2014:
Hey, Girl! Good to hear from you! Yesterday, I cooked a pot of lima beans (the dry beans that come in a bag)...the large white limas...they are pretty good but I oversalted them. I like blackeyed peas, especially with cornbread. Hope you are doing well today. :-)

puddles on 08/28/2014:
The main thing is you are back on the plan. Have a good one.

Soon2BThin on 08/30/2014:
That's the trick, get right back on plan and forget the little "oopsy". They happen.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/31/2014:
....love coffee too :)

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

I did quite well yesterday with the food plan. The exception was some yogurt. I don't usually keep it around, but I picked up some last month and the last container was about to expire. It comes from a regional ice cream shop/greasy spoon here. Not bad for a treat--it's just not on my current plan.

BTW, I appreciated all of your comments from my entry yesterday. Sometimes I have to vent:-)

Exercise: Airdyne 36 min

Water: 60 oz

puddles on 08/27/2014:
I also enjoy DD to put my thoughts, vent, just put it all out there. I am grateful. Have a great evening.

OhioRaven on 08/28/2014:
Hey, I'm getting 100 cal. Frozen yogurt for treats.

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

My weight is down 2# for today's weigh-in.

I'm trying to stick to non-processed, no-added-fat foods--all vegetables/beans for now with a couple servings of fruit. I'm also including a bit of nuts--pecans and pumpkin and sunflower seeds. I succeeded at it about a day and a half last week. I did fine yesterday too.

My exercise was nonexistent after last Monday. I don't have a good excuse.

I don't know about you, but healthy role models who are my age don't exist. I do, however, have two incredible role models who are in their 70s and 80s--a woman and a man. They don't know each other even. They're not related to me--I only know sick (to varying degrees) people in my family.

I'm serious--I can't think of one friend or family member my age who isn't already on multiple medications. In a couple of cases they seem to be in a race with their parents to see who can die first. At least that's how it looks. Giving up appears to be the order of the day.

Things get to us, life in general, loss, fear, you name it--it's all going to happen. Losing control of one's health (by way of poor lifestyle) doesn't have to happen.

Back to giving up--I've done a fair amount of it lately. In fact, giving up can be a convenient way of life for me. I just know there's a different, long-term solution and a different way of life ahead than ME expecting to be sick (to one degree or another).

Those two outliers--let's call them Jill and Jack--are motivating. It's fine to read testimonials of people who overcame something. It's better to actually know someone who has and who can't and won't say it's easy. It's just sort of what they do. And I'm fortunate that they don't mind talking to me about it.

I'm sorry if I sound a little judgmental, but so many ills can be conquered with lifestyle, diet and exercise change. I'm still in the "convincing myself" stage at the moment. You'd think my insight would be more evolved, but it's not. What worked when I first started here on DDs can work now, it just has to be a little more refined:-) I have to keep believing I'm worth the effort. Not an easy thing every day. I hope with time and eternal vigilance (Hello GeeVee!) it gets easier!

Tues: Airdyne 21 min (Pre-bkfst)
Wed & Thur: Short Walk
Fri-Sun: Nothing
Mon: Airdyne 31 min

Tues: 60 oz
Wed: 90 oz
Thur-Sat:  30 oz
Sun: 60 oz
Mon: 30 oz

Progress as of today: 32.6 lbs lost so far, only 13.4 lbs to go!

farshkat on 08/26/2014:
Long time! I can't say I have any healthy role models either. My fam are either already skinny and weight is not an issue, or they are way overweight and don't care. My wife doesn't help. She's almost 80lbs heavier than me and on several meds, but she can't help it, she has thyroid issues. Wish I could have that excuse, but I don't. I don't have any excuses except I am lazy and like to eat... honestly though, I'm over the whole giving up, I gave up my job, and if I keep up with my additude Im sure to lose my relationship. Im tired of looking at fat me again... If you ever need someone to help "convince" you, just hit me up here.

puddles on 08/26/2014:
It seems I am the only one in my family with the weigh problem - I don't understand that but it is what it is. I take no medication at all and I am 61. All of my relatives with no weight problem are on medication. Can you understand that. I think I rather work with the weight then take medication. Have a great day.

OhioRaven on 08/27/2014:
Nice "Open" post, Biscuit. Hits home with me.

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.4

My weight's up for my regular Tuesday weigh-in--158.4--still in this for the long haul so I'm not going to sweat it!

I'd like to get back to my full-body wt workout, but I will be patient. The last thing I need is to injure myself. At 55 and being post-menopausal, I'm in uncharted waters. I don't know when/if I'll be comfortable with this phase of my life. Technically menopause doesn't end until we croak:-)

Airdyne 41 min + body wt ex: (Pre-bkfst)
Body wt ex: 3 sets (scissor kick 30 reps; bent-knee p'ups 12 reps; bicycle crunches 25 reps)

Water: 60 oz

Progress as of today: 30.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/19/2014:
Your right it does not go away. lol lol I am 61 and been post-menopausal since I was 42. Just something we have to put up with. lol The joys of being able to have kids. lol. Have great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/19/2014:
hey biscotti! nice to see a post from you...funny how you say you aren't comfortable with your phase of life..i'm not comfortable with mine either...and I'm only turning 32. I like being older, yes, but, I can't seem to get a grip with what my body can and can't handle, fitness-wise. I still want to act like a 22 year old at the gym...lifting weights like a crazy woman :)

legcramps on 08/20/2014:
Have a great day :)

biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 18, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.8

Feels like it'll be a good week! I wish the same for you all:-)

For exercise :: water:
Thur ---> Airdyne (Pre-bkfst) 23 min :: 60 oz
Fri ---> Short Walk :: 60 oz
Sat & Sun ---> No Ex :: 60 oz & 30 oz

puddles on 08/18/2014:
Good luck with your week.

legcramps on 08/19/2014:
Great job getting in that water!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 14, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.8

For exercise yesterday I got in 28 min on the Airdyne (Pre-bkfst). I ate well except for a big taco. Water was good at about 90 oz.

I've kinda been on and off with coffee, so I had a small cup (really small) made at home today.

Have a good evening!

Hey there ORaven--hope to see you posting again--I know you may feel discouraged, but that's the time to take advantage of this place--take good care of yourself!

puddles on 08/14/2014:
Wow good job on the water wish I could do as well - that is the biggest job for me every day. I know its a must but I see it as a major job. lol lol Keep it up. I also hope Raven comes back. Have a great evening.

OhioRaven on 08/14/2014:
Hi, Biscuit. It's Great to hear from you again !

legcramps on 08/15/2014:
Have a good one!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.8

I took a short walk last night. I'm taking baby steps to change my food choices--not sure if that's the way to go. I'm getting at least 60 oz water daily.

AIPPaleoGal on 08/14/2014:
Most experts on the subject say that "baby steps" is the way to go. I'm far from an expert but I fall off the wagon fast and hard if I try moderation. But that's just me!

puddles on 08/14/2014:
Water is my big thing - such a hard time drinking all my water.

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.8

Weighed in and checked body fat with my Omron handheld. Body fat is 33.8% (goal for now = 30%); BMI is 27.3 (goal = 24.9).

I got in a short walk for time, but that was it.

Progress as of today: 32.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/13/2014:
Hey BB, welcome back :)

biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 11, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.2

Happy Monday!

I took a short walk for time and to get some sun before noon yesterday. Much later I did some arm work with dumbbells. Later another short walk. Baby steps!

The wt trng was three sets of four moves (12 reps ea)--a start. I've done a bit of exercise/wt trng over the last 5 months, but it hasn't carried over. As for food--long-term it will be low fat.

I'm resisting the urge to complain--will just keep going with it:-)

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