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biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 03, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.0

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 = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '13)


Success is a great deodorant. I takes away all your past smells. -- Elizabeth Taylor

For my activity: NordicTrack 24min/2.3 mi; Walk 22 min

I can't say how glad I am that I got that first wt trng session (circuit workout) out of the way--I'm mildly sore in all the right places. I feel like it made me stand up straight even though I wasn't feeling particularly hunched over.

My mother was big on good posture and I pretty much keep my shoulders back unconsciously because of that. And if I notice I'm hunched over, I stand up or hold my head up to alleviate the sense that I'm hunched over.

Menopause has taken its toll on my muscles in the last year. Since the muscle loss is a recent phenomenon, I hope that time and sticking to a routine will get me back to normal and perhaps even better than normal! I don't think I'll ever make peace with the b*tch, menopause, but I have toned down my negativity regarding it.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::3.4::3.7::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


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

grannyannie on 03/03/2013:
My posture has never been great, but it's improved through conscious effort.

I've got a regular jump rope with adjustable handles so fits me perfectly. Don't have a weighted one.


Puddles on 03/03/2013:
I totally hear you about menopause. The joys of being a women. LOL LOL have a great day. a


OhioRaven on 03/03/2013:
Thanks for the sweetner suggestion. It makes sense. I only use one pack anyway.


V on 03/03/2013:
Yeah way to go with getting your training done Biscottti :)


Umpqua on 03/04/2013:
Menopause - my doc tells me it's just around the corner :P Good plan and good attitude, Biscotti!


Umpqua on 03/04/2013:
Thanks for the support, I knew that you of all people would understand my motivations and reasoning in trying this. I think one of the things that bothers me most is feeling like a helpless victim - medicine is failing me so far. So trying to control things from a holistic/systemic level seems like a reasonable course of action :)

RYQs: I haven't done any serious paint scraping/remodeling since before my first pregnancy - 7+ years. I've been tested for all the heavy metals - arsenic, lead, zinc, mercury, numbers are all good. Vitamins D and B12 are good, lyme test is negative. They've done some pretty extensive testing, and the mycoplasma is the only oddity.

That's amazing news on the Crohn's disease, I love hearing stories like that. I will check out the recipe link as well as Fuhrman, I've seen his name on a bunch of sites so I definitely need to read up on him. Many thanks!!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Mar 02, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.0

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 = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '13)


We experience stress, I suggest, when we lose confidence in our ability to handle relationships, either with the physical world or with each other. This loss of confidence arises from failing to control, from the breakdown of expectations, from a sense of being at the mercy of unpredictable and indomitable forces, from complexities and contradictions we cannot master. --Peter Marris

For my activity: Walk 22 min; Walk (Tdmll) 8 min/.14 mi; Arm Cycle Thingy 2 min; Lifecycle Bike 7 min;
Circ Aer Wkt using Jog in Place (4 min)

I'm up 5# on my weigh-in today--not bad for how far off the mark I've been with food and exercise.

I decided to join the rinky-dink fitness center. There are bigger free weights that I can use when I get past 17ish pounds on my own dumbbells (the adjustable type). There's a station for dips/vert knee raises, a few treadmills and ellipticals, and various and sundry recumbent and other Lifecycle bikes. There's a bunch of weight machines I'll never use, but overall if I can end up getting over there several days a week I'll be satisfied.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::3.4::3.7::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout


90 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

V on 03/02/2013:
RYC thanks! My weekend is here, no work for me today, just have to get creative so boredom doesn't set in..LOL That is a good idea to join the gym if you are not feeling motivated to do it at home, that should kick start your workout mojo..Hope you have a good afternoon :)


grannyannie on 03/02/2013:
Thanks! Have a great weekend!


OhioRaven on 03/02/2013:
Hey, Biscuit. Ice read and re-read the quote you posted. I'm not the smartest guy on the block, but I think it means that we worry about things we can't control anyway.

Have fun at the Rink-a-Dink.


V on 03/02/2013:
That must be a pretty small gym..LOL



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 01, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.0

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 = 26.5 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '13)


Death is a dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. --W Somerset Maugham

For my activity: Short Walk

Happy March--hope it's a good month for us all! (I just love a new month:-)

No dizziness yesterday, so I'm pretty sure it was a combination of sleep deprivation (though I didn't feel tired, which is weird) and MSG.

Still not at posted weight, but will post whatever shows up tomorrow. I have eleven chances to complete circuit workouts this month--we'll just see how that goes. (Gotta keep it out there as a THING come what may.) I'm not horribly optimistic about getting all of them in. I changed my goal to what is a Normal BMI Weight (BMI Calculator). We'll see how that goes too.

Onward and upward!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***??? Missed***::3.1::3.4::3.7::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, 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

lolla on 03/01/2013:
I want peace of mind too. You have extra send it to me. H*A*P*P*Y M*A*R*C*H!!!!!!!!


legcramps on 03/01/2013:
Glad you're feeling better; msg really affects my Mom, she gets so sick from it.

Have a great weekend :)


OhioRaven on 03/01/2013:
Yes, Happy March. I for one am glad to see this winter go. You have a good weekend too.


grannyannie on 03/01/2013:
Happy March! It's also St. David's day in Wales. Have a great weekend!


V on 03/01/2013:
Hahaha nice quote :) So happy to hear you are feeling better today! Happy March to you as well..February always seems to fly by doesn't it? RYC yeah that was truly sad to watch the brother of the unfortunate sinkhole fiasco..It is quite common here too.. Months ago there was subdivision that to relocate due to the developers that KNEW that eventually the ground would swallow up the houses but still built homes there. Beyond lame! Hope that you have a great weekend Biscotti :)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 28, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.0

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Tues: Short Walk
Wed: Walk 56 min

Happy Thursday!

I had two bouts of dizziness/vertigo yesterday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. (Nothing like what Umpqua is going through by any means.) The feeling hearkened back to the months before I was diagnosed with heart blocks at first (abnormalities that show up on an EKG--NOT blocked arteries) and then later sleep apnea. My blocks don't present any symptoms--the dizziness isn't tied to them. I never got a good explanation why the blocks showed up, but as long as they stay in their "benign" corner--I don't let them wig me out--much!

Anyway, I wasn't feeling all that tired even by the time I went to bed very early. But I fell asleep quickly and slept soundly and woke up refreshed. I didn't get dizzy on my walk last evening and morning, so I'm completely bumfuzzled as to what it was other than the "non-tired tiredness." The day before I had some food that undoubtedly had MSG--the lovely and talented "Chick-Fil-A"--Hail CFA, full of MSG--haha! (I've always been sensitive to MSG--though I don't get the typical "MSG headache" from it anymore.)

My body doesn't seem to like me going from ultra-healthy to (somewhat) ultra-junky. (A brand-new revelation with recent food/diet experiences.) I guess it's like pick one--quit jacking me around! And it makes me pay. IOW, I can imagine my body saying (if it could talk--haha), "Feed me one way or the other, or I'm going to make you pay, dammit!"

I've read of others going through sort of a "revenge" when they've been eating mainly a starch- and veg-based, low-fat diet for awhile. But it's typically a gut reaction--pain, diarrhea, etc.

Just my current theory on that one:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***??? Missed***::2.4::2.7::2.10::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout


Tues: 90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Wed: 90 oz Water * 8.5 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 02/28/2013:
Hey, Biscuit. I've read and re-read your post. I hope you get to feeling better. You're one of the people I look up to here.


V on 02/28/2013:
Wow that sure sound like a reaction to the MSG..I hope it leaves your system ASAP..Hoping that you feel better now Biscotti..



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.0

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Sun: Walk 40 min
Mon: Short Walk

Happy Tuesday!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***??? Missed***::2.4::2.7::2.10::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout


Sun: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 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

Puddles on 02/26/2013:
Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 02/26/2013:
I hear you loud and clear, Biscuit. I'll look to see what I can add on those times when I "just want a little more". Thanks for being there.


V on 02/26/2013:
Hey there! Hope you had a fantastic day Biscotti :) RYC there are not enough irons in the world to smooth out the neighbor's wrinkles..hahahaha


supercheese on 02/26/2013:
Hope you had a great day!!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 24, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.0

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


I would never want to be a member of group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood. --George Carlin

For my activity: Walk 20 min

Happy Sunday!

Looking forward to a lot of sunshine today--70sF forecast!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***??? Missed***::2.4::2.7::2.10::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout


90 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

Puddles on 02/24/2013:
Have a good day.


Kati on 02/24/2013:
Yes, I do pay a monthly fee, but this month is free. Half month, because they managed to delay the opening for two weeks, so they opened in mid-February. Gym looks fancy, but they don't have mirrors. I think it's a big flaw because mirrors are mandatory when it comes to weight training!


V on 02/25/2013:
Hahahahaha nice Carlin quote :)


Tangalyn~ on 02/25/2013:
thx so much for the info on the film... i found it and am leaving the page open so i can watch it later today :)


legcramps on 02/25/2013:
Bahahah, nice quote.

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I could watch FoKs on my cable package; it has it's own little interactive area for watching all kinds of things, found it there :) otherwise, I am in Canada and couldn't watch it on the hulu site. Anyways, it was really great, very eye-opening, and I hope it sticks with me for awhile. Might have to watch it a few more times ;)


Umpqua on 02/25/2013:
Sounds like you're doing well. I finally watched Forks over Knives over the weekend (lots of movie watching since I'm stuck on the couch). Loved it - it was nice to see Esselstyn's work presented in a broader context with the China study and the other doctors' findings. It certainly gave me a lot to think about, particularly watching it amidst my own health scare. I've already told the hubby we'll be cutting back on meat and dairy even more when I'm back on my feet and I'm going to push for a LARGELY plant-based diet. We'll see how that goes over. The statistics on different cancers were particularly interesting, especially the chart on Norway after the Nazi invasion when they took away the livestock. You really can't argue with numbers like that.


legcramps on 02/25/2013:
Yes, I did also watch Fat, Sick, blahblahblah, and that IS what made me decide to try juicing. I think our generation / modern culture is not taking the steps we need to be aware of our own health and conscious of what makes it tick and what doesn't help at all. I admit I knew nothing of the benefits of juicing / going meatless until seeing these documentaries. People can talk my ear off, but unless I have a solid visual of the devastation of what we're doing to ourselves, it will make no difference in my thinking!

I hope my end result will be a positive change in health stats, and a dramatic decrease in the 'need' for processed / packaged / unnecessary foods in my daily diet. This the least I could do for myself.


V on 02/25/2013:
Just read about your neighbor..??? She def has the cray cray, was she seriously going to put that poor dog down to bury it with her hubby? WTH I think you need a little more than an arm's length from that one..LOL Just sayin ;)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 23, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.0

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Working on a leaky faucet, etc

Happy Saturday!

I decided to fix a leaky faucet rather late. Ended up turning off the water and discovered the two EASY ways to turn off the water were corroded. Sucked. But I got it done. I've replaced the seat and spring in this faucet so many times, and it really needs professional attention. I didn't get to sleep 'til waay late, thus short sleep night. Though with my trusty CPAP therapy it's all restorative--just a little short. Whew!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***??? Missed***::2.4::2.7::2.10::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout


90 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

Puddles on 02/23/2013:
Have a great day and hope you get a better night of sleep.


Maria7 on 02/24/2013:
Wow, you are really smart to know how to do those things! :-D



biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 22, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.0

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Walk 20 min

Happy Friday--today is a renewal day!

I've been lax about food and exercise--a perfect day to start focusing on what I want. Again.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***??? Missed***::2.4::2.7::2.10::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, 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

OhioRaven on 02/22/2013:
Go get 'em, Biscuit.


legcramps on 02/22/2013:
Happy Friday :)

RYC: yeah, you're right. I should be babying my knee. I thought I was, in fact, with backing everything down to only walking for exercise. I can't stand it! I don't know how to limit myself in the things I do; darn growing pains!!! LOL. Thanks for the reminder, I needed a little reality check.


V on 02/22/2013:
Happy Fri/Renew Day :)


Maria7 on 02/23/2013:
Good on that 20 min walk...hope you're having a blessed Saturday. :-)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 21, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.0

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Tues & Wed: Short Walk

Happy Thursday!

Eat to Dream: Study Shows Dietary Nutrients Associated With Certain Sleep Patterns

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***??? Missed***::2.4::2.7::2.10::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout


Tues: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 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

OhioRaven on 02/21/2013:
Happy Thursday, Biscuit.


Puddles on 02/21/2013:
Terrific Thursday. Have a good one.


V on 02/21/2013:
Thanks for posting the article :) Hope that you had a good one Biscotti!


V on 02/21/2013:
Thanks for posting the article :) Hope that you had a good one Biscotti!


V on 02/21/2013:
Thanks for posting the article :) Hope that you had a good one Biscotti!


Maria7 on 02/22/2013:
Good on that short walk Tues and Wed...it ALLLLL counts! :-D


thenewMLE on 02/22/2013:
Have a great weekend and I hope you find a diet answer to sleeping - wouldn't that be wonderful?


legcramps on 02/22/2013:
I can't read the article right now, but I wonder if it would correlate to the horrible nightmare I spoke about on my entry today. Wierd coincidence.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 152.0

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Workouts (wt trng) missed 11.29.11 - 11.29.12: 110 (5 wkts completed)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.6 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Walk 33 min

Happy Tuesday! 

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***??? Missed***::2.4::2.7::2.10::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout


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 02/19/2013:
Hello there! Hope that you had an awesome day :)


IndependentEm93 on 02/19/2013:
Have a great day!


OhioRaven on 02/20/2013:
Thanks for the reply on the water. Have a good day, Biscuit.


Kati on 02/20/2013:
Nice goals :D


Maria7 on 02/20/2013:
Good on that 33 min walk yesterday! :-D Hope you're having a good Wednesday. :-)



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