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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 14, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.2

I'm down 2.2# for my weigh-in today. Kind of a lot for me, but I'll take it.

I'm embracing eating a no-added fat, veg, fruit, whole starch, bean (all as whole as possible) diet as of yesterday and throughout this week. I'm prepared with the food. Later today I'll make some roasted red pepper hummus (no tahini or other added fat).

Now if I can just get this pesky workout in--I'll be all right. At least for today:-)

Exercise: Yard cleanup (tree limbs) 30 min

Sleep: 9 hrs

Water: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

BMI: 26.5 (Still Overweight) :: 24.9--143# = Normal Weight

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

Progress as of today: 36.8 lbs lost so far, only 9.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2014:
going to work and the daily grind will be tiring with the gym and definitely also without the gym! you are right, I'm ready for a turnaround right now LOL. but, i will say, i don't mind being lazy tonight....and planning to take a sleeping pill to get me a lil tired earlier, but still, i have worked hard to get stronger...and no I'm throwing it away...good thing i can always get it back :) i just hope to heal :)


puddles on 10/14/2014:
Congrats. Great job.


Destiny65 on 10/15/2014:
Great loss!


museumgirl on 10/15/2014:
woohoo, great weight loss. Congrats!



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 13, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.4

Happy Columbus Day!
Happy Indigenous People's Day!
Happy Native American Day!
Happy Discoverers' Day !

Got another much-needed buttload of rain--woo-hoo!

Wt trng today.

Exercise: Nothing

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 50 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/13/2014:
hey BB lady! Well, it's the second time I've heard "Happy Indigenous People's Day!" today! I like it, now I can use it next year with my friends ;) Looks like some pretty good sleep last night for you! I am looking forward to lots of sleep this week...and maybe next week too. Working on healing the inside even if it means the outside(muscular strength) is gonna lose some of it's zing since I am putting it all on hold :(

we've had a bit of rain too...lately I've come to realize, that rain no longer upsets or bothers me - at all!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/13/2014:
you are probably VERY smart to skip a workout due to soreness. The body must heal before we add more injury to our structure. It's the greatest mistake I ever made.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/13/2014:
yes, it always pays off to help the body feel better and not worse.


museumgirl on 10/13/2014:
Love it. In college my husband coined a phrase for indigenous people - IATTOC (pronounced eye-uh-tock) - stands for "Inhabitants at the time of Columbus."

biscottibody59 on 10/14/2014:
I like that a lot!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 12, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.4

Just a yechhh! day yesterday. Maybe the weather change--turned colder--did it to me. I think we're done with the upper 90sF for awhile. And we got some good rain the other night.

I'm not going to promise anything for today, but if I get the wt trng done today or tomorrow I'll be satisfied.

Exercise: Airdyne 21 min (5 intervals of 1:20 min faster :: 1.5 min normal)

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

museumgirl on 10/12/2014:
Hope today was better, and you have a great week :)


OhioRaven on 10/13/2014:
Have a good day, Biscuit.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 11, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.4

I'm done with the goals for the week--moving on. My food was awful for the last couple of days.

I got a little twinge of soreness before I was going to do my workout on Thursday, so I didn't do the workout. Was fine yesterday, but then I had a little odd neck pain (short-lived) yesterday. I wasn't into working out anyway, so I didn't.

I'm going to do my best to get back in the groove today. Today I don't seem to have an excuse:-) Seriously though, I pay attention to these little twinges of pain, and it normally pays off to get some decent sleep and do a little reset.

Exercise:
Thur: A little housework; Short Walk
Fri: Shopping with a cart 1.5 hrs

Sleep:
Thur: 5 hrs
Fri: 7 hrs

Water:
Thur & Fri: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

museumgirl on 10/11/2014:
Smart to listen to your body. Have a better day. I skipped a walk today, too, but did other things. Some days just aren't for extra exercise :)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 09, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.4

1) 100% on my food goal (90-95% no added oil, salt, sugar mainly veg and a little fruit). 2) Wt trng scheduled for today and then I'll take two days off from it. 3) Bedtime was much earlier than it has been for awhile.

With my Airdyne interval workout yesterday, I had a bump of endurance for the faster parts of the intervals. I also added 2 intervals, so I will probably increase the "faster" minute to a little more next time. I know it's the effect of the wt trng--increase in muscle mass. I also know it's not much of an increase so soon, but it's noticeable.

I'm dying to check my body fat, but I'll wait 'til the scheduled date of 10.21. I expect some loss, but I have no clue how much. I just know SOME wt trng has an effect. Several months of consistent wt trng will be huge.

Exercise: Airdyne 41 min (12 intervals of 1 min faster :: 1.5 min normal)

Sleep: 8 hrs

Water: 60 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

museumgirl on 10/09/2014:
how do you check your body fat? I'm curious to know, but scared to find out!!

biscottibody59 on 10/09/2014:
I use a handheld Omron Fat Loss monitor (it's formal name--haha).

It's not as accurate as other methods--skinfold caliper, hydrostatic weighing, etc. For me I find it to be consistent.

I had a scale that also used the same technology as the Omron, but it sucked for consistency.

Before I had the monitor, I would occasionally use a website where you plug in a few measurements to get an estimate of BF. That was a good "go-by" for me for a few years.

I'll put a link or two for some websites that use measurements in my entry tomorrow.

biscottibody59 on 10/09/2014:
I use a handheld Omron Fat Loss monitor (its formal name--haha).

It's not as accurate as other methods--skinfold caliper, hydrostatic weighing, etc. For me I find it to be consistent.

I had a scale that also used the same technology as the Omron, but it sucked for consistency.

Before I had the monitor, I would occasionally use a website where you plug in a few measurements to get an estimate of BF. That was a good "go-by" for me for a few years.

I'll put a link or two for some websites that use measurements in my entry tomorrow.


biscottibody59 on 10/09/2014:
Oops I forgot you can't delete your own comments DIRECTLY TO ANOTHER DIARIST IN YOUR OWN DIARY!

IGNORE THE FIRST COMMENT of mine above:-)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 08, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.4

*** Update--couldn't get my workout in, so I'll hit it tomorrow. At least I got on the Airdyne first thing. Anyway, I didn't want to take the chance to push the old bod with the little sleep I've been putting up with. Sleep wins this round! ***

1) 50% on my food goal (90-95% no added oil, salt, sugar mainly veg and a little fruit). 2) Wt trng scheduled for today and then I'll take two days off from it. 3) Again got to bed much later than I'd like.

I'm going to incorporate some of my "circuit" exercises into the basic 3-4 set wt workout I've done. Hard to believe I've just done it twice because I can feel the improvement already. All soreness is gone, but with new moves added today--ones I haven't done in forever--I expect some soreness in places:-)

Exercise: Nothing

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts Routine + some other moves

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/08/2014:
I am so envious of all your activities and exercises. Great job. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 10/09/2014:
Quit slacking ! ...just kidding.


museumgirl on 10/09/2014:
Sleep is very important, for so many things. You`re smart to listen to your body :) have a good day!


shams on 10/09/2014:
I like the way you organize your habits and posting them. Have a good day.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 07, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.4

I'm down 1.2# on my weigh-in today.

1) 90% on my food goal (90-95% no added oil, salt, sugar mainly veg and a little fruit). 2) Had another great wt trng session. I increased the dumbbell weight and will probably leave it there for a week at least. I'm doing well just taking it as it comes. 3) Again got to bed much later than I'd like.

Exercise: Wt Training--I used 8# (2.5# increase) dumbbells for all exercises except the scissor kicks and the pushups. Here's the deal:
Squat: 4 sets of 10-10-10-10 reps
Floor Press: 4 sets of 12-12-12-12 reps
Bent-Over Row: 4 sets of 12-12-12-12 reps
Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 12-10-12-12 reps
Biceps Curl: 4 sets of 12-10-9-8 reps
Triceps Kickback: 3 sets of 12-10-10 reps
Calf Raise
: 3 sets of 38-28-40 reps
Scissor Kicks: 3 sets of 30-20-20 reps (one rep is the alt movement of each leg)
Bent-Knee Pushups: 3 sets of 10-12-12 reps

Sleep: 4 hrs

Water: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

Progress as of today: 34.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/07/2014:
Congrats. Wonderful determination on your exercise program. Have a great evening.


OhioRaven on 10/08/2014:
Good weigh in. Great exercise. More water and MORE sleep, please.


museumgirl on 10/08/2014:
Congrats on the weight loss!



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 06, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.6

1) 80% on my food goal (90-95% no added oil, salt, sugar mainly veg and a little fruit). 2) Wt trng today. 3) Not even close to decent bedtime hour.

Thanks for the encouraging comments on my wt trng. While it's not a piece of cake at first--I'm pretty sore in spots today--being consistent WILL work!

I've done some kind of wt trng off and on since my late teens--I made my peace with it in my 40s--wish I were as consistent in the last few years as I was then.

Wt trng really helps me. It helps boost my confidence.

Losing lean mass through aging hits both men and women. There are studies showing that even 80 y/o women can benefit from wt trng. I've been stunned by what I've lost in the last couple of years. I'm glad I can do what (I think) is necessary to help myself get and stay strong. Consistency, however has always been my bugaboo, it's more important at this stage of my life than ever. Time will tell how this goes.

Exercise: Nothing

Sleep: 5.5 hrs

Water: 60 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Wts routine from Saturday

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

museumgirl on 10/06/2014:
Weight training is great, I just can't seem to make myself do it!


OhioRaven on 10/07/2014:
Good post today, Biscuit. You got me thinking.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 05, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.6

1) 30% on my food goal (90-95% no added oil, salt, sugar mainly veg and a little fruit). 2) Had a great wt trng session. The routine is taken from a Lean Bodies book. 3) Got to bed much later than I'd like.

I'll just say that I'm relieved to get the first wt trng session done after too many months without. I feel good--felt good immediately afterward--didn't overdo it. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Exercise: Wt Training--I used 5.5# dumbbells for all exercises except the scissor kicks and the pushups. Here's the deal:
Squat: 3 sets of 10-10-10 reps
Floor Press: 4 sets of 12-12-12-12 reps
Bent-Over Row: 4 sets of 10-10-10-10 reps
Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 10-10-10-10 reps
Biceps Curl: 4 sets of 12-12-12-12 reps
Triceps Kickback: 4 sets of 10-10-10-10 reps
Calf Raise
: 3 sets of 31-26-31 reps
Scissor Kicks: 3 sets of 20-25-26 reps (one rep is the alt movement of each leg)
Bent-Knee Pushups: 3 sets of 10-10-10 reps

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Housework

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

puddles on 10/05/2014:
wow I am impressed. Good job.


museumgirl on 10/05/2014:
wow, I am impressed, too. I dont like weight training :(


OhioRaven on 10/05/2014:
I wish I had your enthusiasm. I'm having troublev etting my ass off the couch.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 04, 2014
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.6

1) 100% on my food goal (90-95% no added oil, salt, sugar mainly veg and a little fruit). 2) Wt trng session will be today. I'll use the lowest or no weight for most everything--not interested in injuring myself. 3) Got to bed at a decent hour.

Exercise: Nothing

Sleep: 8 hrs

Water: 30 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Circuit Workout

Body Fat %:
8.12.14 :: 33.8%; 9.8.14 :: 33.9% :: 10.21 tbd
(first goal = 30%; second goal = 24%)

OhioRaven on 10/04/2014:
Get some sleep, Biscuit.



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