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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


biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 16, 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 27 min  (+3 intervals); Jog in place 50 reps each leg
Thur: Airdyne 17 min

Better sleep again.

Sleep: 
Wed: 5 hrs
Thur: 7 hrs

Water: 36 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
Glad you got good sleep. Have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 on 10/16/2015:
Thanks--you do the same!


ohioraven on 10/17/2015:
Morning, Biscuit.


Umpqua on 10/17/2015:
Excellent on both the exercise and the sleep!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/17/2015:
So happy to hear about your good sleep. I don't know exactly why, but lately i'm waking up at night. Maybe it's anxiety about going back to work? But thankfully, I am also able to sleep in to counteract the time i'm up at night - won't be the case when I return to work though. I'm just be skimping on sleep again if I continue to wake - but I don't think it'll last - as i'll be too turn I think to continuously wake like I have been...?



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 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: Airdyne 36 min  (+4 intervals)

A good workout. I'm getting there with the sleep. I'm not satisfied, but will continue rolling with the punches!

Sleep: 5 hrs

Water: 32-45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

grannyannie on 10/15/2015:
Hope you get more sleep.


Umpqua on 10/15/2015:
Hopefully the increased exercise and better sleep will go hand in hand for you. Keep at it!


thinkpositive on 10/16/2015:
Just wondering- can you nap during the day to help make up for lack of sleep?

biscottibody59 on 10/16/2015:
No--I've trained myself to not nap--it doesn't work for me because I have to have my CPAP therapy. And during this time of insomnia I haven't been sleepy during the day. Inexplicable, but true. You'd think I'd be exhausted.

I guess it's because the sleep I do get is very high quality and very restorative.


horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2015:
Yes, just keep on rolling BB. Lately, past 2 nights, I find myself waking up around 4am. It's Bc if anxiety of going back to work I think, although last night I woke up hungry but managed to just go back to sleep..I feel you with the insomnia stuff. Lately I try to refrain from going on my phone and doing things that will keep me up all night if I wake up, trying to develop better habits so if I do wake I can also fall back to sleep more easily...its sorta working.

biscottibody59 on 10/16/2015:
Your approach is a good one. We're such creatures of routine:-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 13, 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-Sat: Nothing much
Sun: Airdyne 31 min  (+3 intervals) + 1 set of Sh press (testing the waters--just too tired to do more)
Mon: Airdyne 23 min (+2 intervals)

Slacking for too many days on my exercise didn't serve me--again. I cannot afford to let it go like that again. It's too hard to get back from square one. I think it is at least as instrumental in getting good sleep as anything else--at least that's been my experience. I realize how I've been fighting my head and getting distracted mightily by things (about myself in particular) I simply cannot change at the moment. Wishful thinking can be diabolical!

Long term I'm going to try to re-arrange my schedule to get the exercise in first thing in the morning and then longer term to perhaps add another activity later in the day/early evening. And of course to get back to wt trng. I will postpone that in any amount until I can feel like the aerobic/cardio activity is firmly in place.

I got in a good workout today:-)

Activity Evidence:
F-Sa-Su (Oct 2-4): Nothing
Mon (Oct 5): Something
Tu-W-Th -F-Sa-Su (Oct 6-11): Nothing
M (Oct 12): Something

In that time--eleven days--I worked out for two--no wonder I feel like poop! If I go back farther, a pattern that looks very similar emerges.

Sleep: 
Tues: ?
Wed: 6.5 hrs
Thur: 6 hrs
Fri: 5.5 hrs
Sat: 6 hrs
Sun: 5 hrs
Mon: 3.5 hrs

Water: 32-45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 10/14/2015:
So easy to fall out of the routine but you will get back to it. Your right it is all in the scheduling it into your routine. Have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 10/14/2015:
Pushing myself just a little is paying off--thanks!


Umpqua on 10/14/2015:
I hear you Biscotti, it's so easy to find excuses not to do it. At least you know there's a pattern and are doing things to change it!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2015:
Yes, wishful thinking is no good at all. Better we do things proactively, instead of wishing. Agreed.

I like your plan to get the cardio in action and then resume weights. Really that could be an approach that I could have taken also. But i'm too afraid to stop my weight routine. So, little by little, I'm adding in more cardio. When I go back to work next week, it'll be a challenge, but, I will do it little by little...maybe it's best a lay off physical therapy for awhile? And just get into the walking while the weather is nice? And in winter I resume a little PT? (PT is more like weight training for legs...) I am just not sure how to go about increasing my cardio ability...hopefully i'll come up with some sorta plan, like you have.

great to hear you got in a decent workout yesterday. just take it day by day. if you don't get it in, resume the next day, BB!

biscottibody59 on 10/14/2015:
Thank you HoP! Good luck with making your plan to increase your cardio.


thinkpositive on 10/14/2015:
If I don't exercise in the morning it probably won't happen. Good luck!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 06, 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 21 min + 1 set each shoulder press 12 reps--calf raise 30 reps--stiff-legged deadlift 12 reps--reverse leg lift 20 reps ea (5.5# dumbbells on all but leg lifts)

No Tuesday weigh-in 'til further notice.

Slept extremely well for the first time in I don't know when--possibly a couple of months. On a scale of 1-10 it was about a 9, whereas last week's nights of disaster I'd have to rank at about a 3. I hope this particular little blip is behind me.

Sleep: 5 hrs

Water: 32-45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

thinkpositive on 10/06/2015:
Happy day to get a good night's sleep! Hopefully it will continue.

biscottibody59 on 10/06/2015:
Thank you--keeping my fingers crossed!


grannyannie on 10/07/2015:
A good night's sleep makes all the difference!


puddles on 10/07/2015:
It is amazing how much sleep affect our days. Hope you can get that under control.


ohioraven on 10/07/2015:
Pro Form 8.4s World Traveller


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/08/2015:
Congrats on a well-deserved night of sleep. You are doing well, Biscotti! Also, nice job on the exercise. I am also not weighing in...lol...until my scale arrives at home. I think I may stick to weigh-ins only in the mornings before breakfast...and not every morning!


Maria7 on 10/12/2015:
Glad you are getting better rest.



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 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:
Fri: Break
Sat & Sun: Nothing

Not to leave anyone in suspense--haha, I'm fairly sure I've figured out the irritability source, so far so good:-)

I had all but stopped taking my B complex supplement and especially B1/thiamine for the last few months. My body now has to recover, and I have to be vigilant about taking it because B vitamins are water soluble and the rule of thumb is that we don't store them--maybe a little of some. Apparently we also store up to five years of B12, but that I'm sure varies with each person--someone who eats NO ANIMAL protein apparently can go that long without supplementing. I've not been good about eating foods high in thiamine, BTW.

(Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and generally stored or converted to a useable form. I think we store a little vitamin C in some form, but it along with the others are water soluble and generally not stored.)

This short-lived episode was weird (with the irritability) because it only happened when I was trying to go to sleep--even if I was exhausted a couple of those nights. Then again, weirdly--with just a small amount of sleep, I would not be tired during the day. I can't, don't, won't nap during the day unless I can crawl into bed with my mask and my trusty CPAP machine attached--haha!

Sleep: 
Fri: 6 hrs
Sat: 3 hrs
Sun: 4.5

Water: 32-45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

grannyannie on 10/06/2015:
Have a great week.


Umpqua on 10/06/2015:
I'm glad you got it figured out and hopefully you'll be feeling better soon!



biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 02, 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 (+3 intervals)

Did better again with sleep. It's been coupled with some irritability here and there, which I just have to ride out. I'm not normally irritable just out of the blue, so I have no clue what the origin is. It passes, which is the important thing. Maybe it's a "which came first thing"--the insomnia or the irritability:-)

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 32-45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Well, we can't be cheery all the time! Hope things balance out soon.

biscottibody59 on 10/05/2015:
It was associated with falling asleep, once awake it returned but not as bad--for several nights. A new experience for me!


hollybelle on 10/03/2015:
Ups and Downs Biscuit girl! Hang in there.

biscottibody59 on 10/05/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 10/05/2015:
I think this is also a tough time of you for a lot of people with seasonal changes/less daylight. Lots of people seem to struggle with anxiety, stress or just generally not feeling like themselves. Hang in there and I hope you continue to get some good sleep in!

biscottibody59 on 10/05/2015:
Those seasonal changes always creep up on me:-) I was at such a loss for an explanation, I began to wonder if the blood moon/eclipse had something to do with it--haha!


horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2015:
Glad to hear you are starting to do better with your sleep. It's always good to hear from you - either on your own entries or the advice you leave me! Always appreciated BB!

biscottibody59 on 10/05/2015:
Thanks--good to hear from you always!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 01, 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:
Thur-Sun: A couple of short Airdyne workouts and some housework
Mon: Airdyne 31 min (+3 intervals)
Tues: Airdyne 36 min (+3 intervals)
Wed: Airdyne 21 min (+1 interval)

No weigh-in Tuesday.

I may have broken through the worst of my insomnia, but I won't be sure until I string together more than a few better nights.

Sleep: 
Thur: 4 hrs
Fri: 5.5 hrs
Sat: 3.5
Sun: 5.5 hrs
Mon: 5 hrs
Tues: 6.5 hrs
Wed: 5ish hrs

Water: 32-45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Umpqua on 10/02/2015:
Great, consistent exercise Biscotti! I hope you get over the insomnia very soon and have a nice weekend.

biscottibody59 on 10/02/2015:
Thanks--improvement has been nice!



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