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biscottibody59 - Thursday May 02, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 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 = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 20 min; Leaf Mulching 60 min; Mowing 2 hrs; Cleanup 10 min

I have no idea how much time I spent mowing yesterday--it was the number above, give or take a few minutes. The leaf blower/vacuum bit the dust, so I used the manual blower (aka broom) haha! I already had the switch rigged up in a special way starting about 7 years ago, so I think I got my money's worth out of that blower.

I never push myself with exercise these days. But I push the hell out of myself when I mow. I used to love mowing--now I hate it. I have to take more breaks and that's just a function of how unfit I've become. Just an observation/reminder that I can and should do this--push myself often.

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: One out of three meals on plan. Easily met the cardio goal.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-2::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::****::5.2::5.5::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 4 hrs Sleep

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

Puddles on 05/02/2013:
Mowing the lawn is hard work. I remember before I retired I had an l.5 acres and every week had to be cut. It was a 2.5 hr job. I totally understand having to take a break.


V on 05/02/2013:
Just keep at it Biscotti :)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 01, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 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 = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 55 min

Happy May Day!

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: Two out of three meals on plan. I ate two fruits.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***::5.1::5.4::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


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

OhioRaven on 05/01/2013:
May is Great ! ! !


Puddles on 05/01/2013:
Starting the month of May with wonderful hot weather. I would call that a great beginning to a month. Have a great day.


grannyannie on 05/01/2013:
Happy May Day! Good plans you've made.


V on 05/01/2013:
Great plan slated today! Happy May Day as well :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 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 = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 25 min

I may be getting back on track today--Happy Tuesday!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-30::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***::4.30::5.3::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 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 04/30/2013:
Sounds like good plans for today. Have a good one!


OhioRaven on 04/30/2013:
Ok, back at it, Biscuit !


V on 04/30/2013:
Way to go Biscotti!! Gettum girly :)


hollybelle on 04/30/2013:
Hope you are doing well and feelig fine!



biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 29, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 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 = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 30 min

Happy Monday!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-29::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***::4.29::5.2::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 6 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 04/29/2013:
Good going on the no caffeine. Happy Monday to you1


V on 04/29/2013:
Happy Monday to you as well Biscotti :)


IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 28, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 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 = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 45 min

Down a bit more upon weighing in this morning--1.6 pounds.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: Two out of three meals on plan. I had 2 fruits--barely.

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-28::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::**::4.28::5.1::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 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

OhioRaven on 04/28/2013:
Hey, Biscuit. Just stopped by to say hello. I haven't been checking my posts lately cause I've been so darn busy. Went out foraging and got caught in the rain. Holding out in a shed I built in the woods many years ago. I found some wild ginger and taking it to work in a pot and putting it in a window sill. Rain stopped. Have a good day.


IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 27, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.8

Body Fat: 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 = 27.7 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 25 min

Made a small batch of soup finally--no added fat--water, blackeyed peas, whole (canned) tomatoes, garlic, red onion, mushrooms, okra and a little bit of frzn mixed veg.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: One meal on plan.

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-27::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::**::4.27::4.30::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 8 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: 30.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/27/2013:
Sound all good. Have a great day.


thinkpositive on 04/28/2013:
All sounds good- thanks for your support!



biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 26, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.8

Body Fat: 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 = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 15 min

I weighed in and am down a bit.

Getting close or even a pound or two above 160# is my current "danger zone." Before menopause it was around 170. I can't imagine how awful I'd feel at 170. By the same token, I've never been below 150 as an adult (that I know of). I didn't pay much attention to my weight back in the late 80s, early 90s. I just stayed active and ate really well--it was automatic. Hitting 189 coupled with feeling like hell woke me up. 

I doubt that I was ever much below 160 back then, but I had lots of lean body mass effortlessly as long as I kept up my wt trng and fitness level--my 30s were good to me. I had to kick my *ss a little more in my 40s, and my 50s are shark-infested. Not fun, so far. At least compared to my 30s.

Yesterday was good in that eating a little off plan didn't derail me. I feel pretty good today. I've gotta stay prepared with food. Getting close to 160# again may have been the reality check I needed. The difference this time is that I can directly correlate feeling awful with that weight. Should be a no-brainer, but I'm a little slow from time to time:-)

Since I got a decent night's sleep, I should be able to get my wt trng in.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: I ate all on plan except for lunch. Had only one piece of fruit.

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-26::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::**::4.26::4.29::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout 


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

Puddles on 04/26/2013:
Your doing good and your attitude is great. Have a wonderful weekend.


V on 04/26/2013:
Congrats on your loss Biscotti! A wonderful weekend to ya :)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 25, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 159.2

Body Fat: 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 = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 20 min
Wed: Walk 35 min; Airdyne 25 min

Just for grins I weighed in and checked my body fat this morning (using my handy little Omron gadget). Plenty to work with there:-) It's just about what it was last November. I suspected it was going to be a little higher.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Tues: None met.
Wed: Met cardio, only one fruit and about half my meals at goal.

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-25::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::**::4.26::4.29::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Airdyne


Tues: 60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 60 oz Water * 4 hrs Sleep

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

OhioRaven on 04/25/2013:
Hey, Biscuit. Have a good day !


V on 04/25/2013:
Just keep at it with your challenge Bicsotti, you can do this! have a good evening :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 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 = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 95 min

The weather was just too gorgeous not to take advantage of multiple walks. The longest was early and was about 50 min. Today's weather: a strong cold front hit and it'll probably be in the 30sF overnight.

In addition to the routine bullsh*t of my life, I have a bunch of other stuff--home and house work--to do. Personally it's quite overwhelming, and I have to keep reminding myself that taking "small bites" will get it all done eventually. I can delegate some things later, but the initial process is all on me.

In addition, I intend to cut out the coffee in earnest tomorrow morning. I have more reasons to cut it out than to keep chasing it and drinking it. Again. It's a joke by now to put that in words, but it is what it is. I did it before, and I was fine with it after a fashion. I'll be fine with it again.

I'll review my intake if you're not following along too closely:-) I have one small or medium (self-serve convenience store--always fresh--same place) coffee consisting of about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of reg and the rest decaf. I add a little H/H and the rest milk (total of about a half-cup).

I guess the milk is the vehicle for the coffee. I don't drink milk or crave ice cream. I don't keep ice cream in the freezer because it generally gets freezer burn before I eat it. I don't eat yogurt--I can take it or leave it. Yogurt has never been my thing, but I used to make my own, which was kind of fun!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
I did the one hr cardio--the rest not!

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-23::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::*::4.23::4.26::4.29::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


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

grannyannie on 04/23/2013:
Good workout and walk! Good luck with the coffee!


V on 04/23/2013:
Happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of the gorgeous weather there :) RYC thanks yes it was a good day for the old wallet :) Have a good evening Biscotti!


IndependentEm93 on 04/23/2013:
Have a great day!


thinkpositive on 04/24/2013:
Can I ask silly question- why no coffee?



biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 22, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 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 = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 20 min
Sun: Nothing

Enjoy your day!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mixed bag:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-22::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::4.22::4.25::4.28::5.1::5.4::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


Sat: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Sun: 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

V on 04/22/2013:
Have a great week Biscotti :)


supercheese on 04/23/2013:
looks good biscotti!



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