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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!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 14, 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 26 min; NordicTrack 14 min; Walk 12 min 

I'm up .6# on my weigh-in today--not posting it above. Will weigh in again and post it on Saturday

Yesterday's results for my 4-Day Challenge (M-Th):
1) No-fat-added starch (mainly unprocessed and whole) and veg; No--exception was adding some chicken broth (the 99% fat-free kind) in a soup I made--just wanted to use it up.
2) Three fruit svgs/day; No--only had one.
3) At least 60 min purposeful cardio; No--only 52 min.
4) At least 90 oz water; No--only 60 oz.

Came very close, which is good when trying to change things.

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!

thinkpositive on 01/14/2014:
Pretty good on the challenge. And great exercise.


Maria7 on 01/14/2014:
Looks like you're getting plenty of water and good sleep, too.


dana_johnson426 on 01/14/2014:
I like your goals!

biscottibody59 on 01/15/2014:
Thanks!


selina on 01/14/2014:
Hi biscotti! Looks like you are doing great!


Umpqua on 01/15/2014:
Good work on the veggie part of the challenge, that's the toughest one for me! RYQ, I get the energy squares from Nuts.com. They're portable and keep forever and one small square fills me up for only 120 or so calories. They have a variety of flavors available through their site - love Nuts.com :)

biscottibody59 on 01/15/2014:
Thanks for the info!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 13, 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:
Sat: Short Walk
Sun: Not Much

Yesterday was a mixed bag with the pain thing--it kind of settled in my elbow at one point. It got better as the day wore on, and I'm pain-free today.

Thanks for your good wishes on the pain thing--so far, thankfully, it's not shingles. I hope to not report it again anytime soon:-)

I overindulged a bit over the weekend so I thought I'd do a 4-Day Challenge (M-Th) consisting of: 1) no-fat-added starch (mainly unprocessed and whole) and veg; 2) Three fruit svgs/day; 3) At least 60 min purposeful cardio; 4) At least 90 oz water.

I've been up and down with food choices--an equal mix of good choices and just really easy/fatty eating over the last week. It's a little insane to be honest. I need this challenge for a clean break. For how long I don't know--I'd like to say for good. I'm doing well so far today:-)

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 


Sat: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 60 oz Water * 7.5 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!

Umpqua on 01/14/2014:
I haven't seen one of your challenges in a while, that's a good way to get on track with eating. Good luck!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 11, 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:
Wed: Airdyne 12 min (PBk); NordicTrack 14 min/1.2 mi (PBk); Dog Grooming Abt 1 hour; Short Walk
Thur: Short Walk
Fri: Walk 26 min

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Tues Fri Tues
Airdyne Pre 6 min 7 min 12 min
Squats 31-22-25 24-25-24 25-27-28
Pushups (bent-knee) 15-15-16 20-20-20 18-20-20
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 27-30-32 35-34-38 41-33-34
Lunges 8-10-12 10-11-10 12-10-10
Calf Raises 50-60-72 65-76-76 70-80-77
NordicTrack Post 14 min 12 min 13 min

Just a little update--I'm down 1.2# on today's weigh-in. I always weigh myself on Tues--good for my morale to have a Sat one too.

The biceps/shoulder/neck pain came back in the evening on Wed and got worse on Thurs and Fri. I have no idea what it is except that it's not a muscle strain from overuse or anything like that even though it feels much like that.

It's gone again today, and I hope to not have it for the rest of the day at least and go on from there. (At one point it crossed my mind that I might be getting shingles again, but in a different place.) Luckily it's not disrupting my sleep. And the cough is gone.

Grasping at straws with this:-)

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


Wed: 30 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Thur: 47 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Fri: 60 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 01/11/2014:
Shingles oh I hope not! I have a couple of friends who suffered from them


Umpqua on 01/13/2014:
Good work on the loss, Biscotti, congrats! I sincerely hope you're not getting shingles again - maybe it's something else. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!


Maria7 on 01/13/2014:
Congrats on your lower number. Hope you feel better, too.



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