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biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 21, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.4

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI = 26.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: NordicTrack 36 min/3.2 mi

Happy Winter Solstice!

I'm down a little more on my weigh-in. I expect this to end and become a little more normal. It's nice, but I know it's water weight loss.

I feel like I can get my wt trng in today (for the first time in a long time). I imagine in the long run (if I'm lucky and determined enough to get it in 2-3 days per week) that's going to change how I lose, gain or fluctuate on my weight. I checked just my waist measurement today and I'm down 1.25 inches since the last time I took all my measurements (11.27).

If wishes were horses my BF would be at about 25% right now. I sneaked a peak the other day--it's just a little above what is posted above. I'm starting to do the right things by changing my diet, but it's not enough to stave off the way menopause has affected my muscle tone--it's taken a little adjustment. In the cranial area--haha!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***17 Missed***::12.21::12.xx::12.xx::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


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

grannyannie on 12/21/2012:
Well done on the waist size. :) Your % BF sounds very high for what your weight is. How do you measure it?

Thanks for comment. Yes, I like short trips on my own.


grannyannie on 12/21/2012:
I've got the scale that does fat% and muscle% as well. I figure it's not totally accurate and it does change depending on the amount of fluid I've had. But it stays pretty much in the same range.


thinkpositive on 12/21/2012:
Congratulations on your weight loss! Close to your lowest weight!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 20, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 153.8

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Airdyne 15 min (PBK); Walk 60 min

For weigh-in today I'm down a little over a pound.

BTW, my usual coffee haunt (since last year) has free coffee all this week. I only heard a couple of spots on the radio, so I'm not horribly tempted. I haven't been back to that place since October. I need to make an appearance just to let them know I'm okay. If I didn't get in there for a couple of days (pre-no coffee) at least one familiar face would mention they had missed me:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::************::12.20::12.xx::12.xx::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


90 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: 35.2 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/20/2012:
Well done on the loss! Have an amazing day.

Yea, the wee guy is cute isn't he? Wish my granddaughters lived over here as well!


Umpqua on 12/20/2012:
Wowee Biscotti, you are kicking booty. Glad this new way of eating is producing results, and congrats on the no caffeine as well!


inmorning on 12/21/2012:
It is funny because everytime I try to fast or start a new eating plan, there is always free pizza or something brought in. It is crazy. Just remember how good you are doing and I am not sure if you had horrible withdrawals from coffee like I did from caffiene for a few days but if you did, try to focus on that, or at least that is what I do. RYC- I wasn't trying to be intrusive, I just thought you might like a medical opinion. I understand you know your body much better than I do :-) and wanted to advise you to be careful. I am always amazed at health fairs when people are baffled by stuff such as not knowing they should take their blood pressure before taking a blood pressure med and stuff like that, so I tend to stick my nose in at times where I shouldn't. Hope things are going well and have a great day.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 19, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI = 27.0 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: NordicTrack 25 min/2.2 mi (PBK); Walk 35 min

Today I'm down a pound.

Though my regular weigh-in is Tuesday (and sometimes Saturday too), I'm weighing myself daily. My motivation this time is clear--sooo clear--I don't want to have to think about the nagging physical things that have given me pause from time to time, and I hope some or all of them improve with better eating, weight loss, consistent exercise and time.

I bought a glucose meter back in the summer (they're so cheap). I don't have diabetes and never was cautioned about my fasting blood sugar by my dr. I actually have a tendency to have more of a hypoglycemic problem from time to time. And if my late mother is who I take after, it will just get worse as I get older.

After the first month where I checked my fasting blood sugar daily, I only check it 2-3 times per month. It was never below 100 or much above that. It was in the 90s here and there. Today it's 86. I hope to get it to the 70s eventually. I don't want to lose more than 2-3 pounds a week after this initial couple of weeks where I know the loss is water.

Anyway, I want to feel better and more on top of my health MORE than I want to lose weight--I'm just not that bent out of shape with how I look at this point in my life. But remaining at a crummy old OVERWEIGHT BMI (not to mention it's only at about the midpoint of THAT) comes with severe consequences. It can be daunting to face this need to change for my health, but the scale moving in the "correct" direction is good incentive to keep doing what I'm doing.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::************::12.19::12.xx::12.xx::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


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

grannyannie on 12/19/2012:
I get hypoglycemic as well which I why I eat 5 days a day. If I get too hungry I get a headache that just won't go away.


supercheese on 12/19/2012:
yay for -lbs!! I too get hypoglycemic...which is why i eat alll the time


inmorning on 12/20/2012:
Just remember that if you have issues with HYPOglycemia you want to be careful. The normal range is btween 70 - 110 so, the 80's is a good place to be. If you are hanging out in the 70's and your blood sugar drops then you don't have much room to play with. We can always bring blood sugars back down from a high number but you don't want to worry about it dropping too low, especially if you have issues to begin with. I hope that makes sense and by all means, talk to your doctor. Have a great day.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI = 27.2 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Walk 46 min

I'm down on my weigh-in by 2.4# today.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::************::12.18::12.xx::12.xx::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep (-.5 on CPAP pressure setting)

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Umpqua on 12/18/2012:
Congrats on the loss and glad to hear the plant-based eating and no caffeine are going well!


thinkpositive on 12/18/2012:
Wow , great weight loss! There is green tea on this 3 day detox & I don't have a caffeine withdrawal headache- it must have enough caffeine to keep a headache away & I'm grateful for that.


inmorning on 12/19/2012:
Good for you on the weight loss. Have a great day.



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 17, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.4

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Wed: NordicTrack 13 min/1.1 mi (PBK); Walk 16 min
Thur: Airdyne 16 min (PBK)
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Airdyne 17 min; Walk 15 min
Sun: 25 min/2.2 mi (PBK); Short Walk

I'm on track with plant-based, no added oil/fat eating once again. I'm in it for the next three weeks for sure. It took a couple of days to get the "mindset" straight, but it's worth it--the first few hours are the hardest. I also am caffeine-free for the time being--no green tea as of early last week. I reserve the right to have a green tea. It just depends on how I feel.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::************::12.17::12.1x::12.1x::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


Wed: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep (+.5 on CPAP pressure setting)
Thur: 90 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Fri: 90 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 90 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 120 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

thinkpositive on 12/17/2012:
Good for you on the plant based diet with no caffeine. Quite a commitment.


inmorning on 12/18/2012:
Yeah for the caffeine free for you. I also gave up my caffeine last week! What a nightmare, right? The cranberry juice did help though. :-) Have a great day.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 12, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.4

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Mon: Nothing
Tues: Short Walk

Don't really have anything--just the same old stuff. Have to keep my finger on the pulse of things a little bit--haha!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::************::12.12::12.15::12.18::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


Mon: 90 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep (-.5 on CPAP pressure setting)
Tues: 90 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

grannyannie on 12/12/2012:
Good job on the workouts. Love your goals.

RYC I'm looking forward to those nice warm African temps in less than a month!


thenewMLE on 12/12/2012:
RYC:hahaha I left out the cumin too!!!


Umpqua on 12/12/2012:
Those temps are extreme for your area, I hope it warms up soon for you!


supercheese on 12/12/2012:
Have a good day!!!


V on 12/12/2012:
RYC thanks for the well wishes of good beach conditions but alas it is not in the cards. That's it I am NEVER washing my car again, well maybe next year ;) LOL Yes keep your finger on the pulse of things, you have a wonderful way with words Biscotti, have a good day :)


legcramps on 12/12/2012:
Have a good one today!


IndependentEm93 on 12/12/2012:
Have a great day!


liza36 on 12/12/2012:
Keep that pulse going...have a good day.


inmorning on 12/16/2012:
You have a great week!!!!! You are doing great!



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 10, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.4

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Fri: NordicTrack 35 min/3.3 mi (PBK); Short Walk
Sat: Nothing
Sun:
Airdyne 35 min (PBK)

It's cold and it sucks! I'll get used to it I'm sure. I always do. 'Til then a little complaining is in order--haha! But it's supposed to warm up nicely by the end of the week--so I really can't complain!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::************::12.10::12.13::12.16::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


Fri: 90 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 90 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 90 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

V on 12/10/2012:
LOL complain away..We have unseasonably high temps here,I welcome the "cold front" that they speak of that has yet to reach us. Great job with the workouts Biscotti, hope you have a great week :)


IndependentEm93 on 12/10/2012:
I hate the cold and its freezing here!


grannyannie on 12/11/2012:
I hate the cold as well!

I guess I should have been doing calf raises all along! I thought my calves were well taken of! Didn't remember jumping jacks being so hard either - shouldn't have started out with 75!


thenewMLE on 12/11/2012:
Try to stay warm and keep up the great workouts - that will keep you warm naturally!! It was way too warm over the weekend so I am enjoying 45 this morning! Have a great day!


Umpqua on 12/11/2012:
I'm guessing your cold temps might be considered balmy around " The Icebox of CT" ;) Great job with the workouts!


nunnermack on 12/11/2012:
Yeah..they complain out here in SoCal when it's in the 40's in the a.m. They don't know what true cold is!! LOL. Stay warm!!!


inmorning on 12/12/2012:
I agree with you about the complaining about the cold. It stinks!



biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 07, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.4

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 40 min; Short Walk
Wed: Short Walk
Thur: Nothing

I got nothing--except I love my heated mattress pad.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::************::12.5::12.8::12.11::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout 


Tues: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Wed: 90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Thur: 64 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

V on 12/07/2012:
Have a spectacular weekend Biscotti :)


Umpqua on 12/07/2012:
I hope you have a great weekend!


grannyannie on 12/08/2012:
Have an awesome weekend! :)

RYC the neighbour is someone I hardly see but have only seen her often recently as she's involved with the fight against those wind turbines. I usually wear leggings and a big fleece top in which I look very thin and that's when she knocks on the door. But she could have kept that comment to herself. She's normally thin but is complaining that she's gaining weight (she's about 65).


selina on 12/08/2012:
Hi biscotti! Nice to hear from you! Actually, I've settled down after the move, have kept myself busy and am back to painting. I've read your entries and I'm glad you are doing great! Hugs to you!


inmorning on 12/09/2012:
I hope your weekend is good as well and your week. 5 workouts a week is a good amount I think. Keep it up.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 04, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.4

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Wed: NordicTrack 37 min/3.2 mi (PBK); Short Walk
Thur: Short Walk
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat: NordicTrack 18 min/1.4 mi (PBK); Short Walk
Sun: NordicTrack 26 min/2.3 mi (PBK); Short Walk
Mon: Short Walk

I'm down only a bit on today's weigh-in--no surprise. It reflects as much effort as I put forth.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***********::12.5::12.8::12.11::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


Wed: 64 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep (-.5 on CPAP pressure setting)
Thur: 30 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
Fri: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Sat: 60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 94 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 60 oz Water * 9 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

inmorning on 12/05/2012:
Good for you on your weight loss and your attitude. You are an example to us all. Have a great day!


grannyannie on 12/05/2012:
Well done on the loss! Have a fabulous day!


Umpqua on 12/05/2012:
A loss is a loss, congrats!


thenewMLE on 12/05/2012:
A belated congrats on your progress!! Great job! And no coffee - I'm impressed!! Keep up the good work and thanks for the encouragement with my parents. I hope to be back to "normal" soon!! Have a great day!


V on 12/05/2012:
Congrats girly!! Keep on keepin on my friend :)


liza36 on 12/06/2012:
I agree with Umpqua - celebrate any loss!


IndependentEm93 on 12/06/2012:
Thanks for the advice!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 28, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.6

Body Fat: 34.3%::11.27.2012 (was 35.3%::11.13)
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12 . . . 35.6%::6.2.12

Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. --Buddha

For my activity: Short Walk

Happy Wednesday:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::*********::11.28::12.1::12.4::

Plan for today: Walk, NordicTrack, Circuit Workout


64 oz Water * 8.5 hrs Sleep (+1 on CPAP pressure setting)

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

greengirl on 11/28/2012:
I love the wisdom of Buddha :-)


V on 11/28/2012:
Happy Wednesday!! Love the quote :)


V on 11/28/2012:
RYC, I knew ya would appreciate that ;) LOL I am sure the sleep Gods are pleased!


inmorning on 11/29/2012:
I like the quote. A nice thought to meditate on throughout the day!


Umpqua on 11/29/2012:
Great quote biscotti :) Have a good one!


thinkpositive on 11/29/2012:
Yes , always something to be thankful for!For me- it's a beautiful day, I have a nice warm home, good husband, wonderful children and grandchildren, good health, friends, a good book to read and activities to keep me active and stimulated.


legcramps on 11/29/2012:
Love the quote :)



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