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biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 02, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 161.2

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. --Bertrand Russell

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 15 min
Wed: Airdyne 23 min; Walk 50 min

I just love a new month--weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

"Off" caffeine thing's going--it just is what it is. I did have a large cup out (pretty caffeine charged) on Monday. It reiterated once again how sensitive I have become to caffeine. Only one cup at home yesterday and one today. I sort of feel like I've got some traction for a change.

I kept getting a chill yesterday evening and then before I fell asleep. It was pretty bad because I even had my really nifty heated mattress pad jacked up to High. I finally realized today it must be a withdrawal symptom. Didn't notice that one last time--just a slight headache because I don't drink all that much caffeine. Of course if I come down with a cold or something (not having any other symptoms) I'll let you all know:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::************************::2.2::

Plan for today: Bike Ride, Walk, Circuit Workout


Tues: 30 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Wed: 90 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

selina on 02/02/2012:
Thank you, Biscotti! February, already?! Me too, I love new things ;)

I'm trying to go off caffeine, too. I decided I'll just start out by cutting the 1/2 n 1/2 that goes in it! I hope you are not coming down with a cold....

Questioning things is healthy and smart ;)


grannyannie on 02/02/2012:
Hope you're not getting a cold. I drank a pot of coffee a day way back in the 70's and 80's. By the 90's I realized how it made me feel (I'm a slow learner - lol) and switched to decaf. Now I drink mainly tea but do love a big cappuccino.


grannyannie on 02/02/2012:
Thich Nhat Hanh is well known to anyone familiar with buddhism, especially zen, and he was a very un-buddhist like Viet Nam war protestor in the 60's. Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by MLK.


WII on 02/02/2012:
You know something, I've been extremely cold since I quit caffeine also! I would LOVE to have a heated mattress pad and blanket! You keep up the great work!


legcramps on 02/02/2012:
weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!


liza36 on 02/02/2012:
I didn't know there were heated mattress pads. How nice. I hope you aren't getting sick.


V on 02/02/2012:
You know I am so lucky not to have experienced headaches after my breakup with Joe..However It did fuel my Energy drink addiction..But believe me I was more than slightly irritable when i kicked that habit.Anyhoo I totally feel what you are saying which is why although the aroma of coffee speaks to me in a very loud obnoxious voice(especially when i pass Starbucks) I try to block it out..Although i am not 100% caffeine free due to the pre workout fuel 3 days a week, I sleep like a baby now :) Have a good evening Biscotti :)


Maria7 on 02/02/2012:
I love a new month, too! Yayyyyy! Hope you feel better. Take good care of yourself. :-)


thenewmle on 02/02/2012:
Thanks for the encouragement! I am consciously putting some more healthy calories in my day. I have a question - when or how do I get my "meter" on the right side of my page? I joined in January and I thought with the new month it would then have 2 months to track, but no meter on the first of February...


thenewMLE on 02/03/2012:
I got my graph up! I had never filled out my bio. I had gone to the wrench and saw that my stuff was public, but I never hit edit bio so nothing was ever "submitted". so I am up now and ready to watch it drop! Have a great weekend and thanks for all the help!


Umpqua on 02/03/2012:
I hope you're not getting sick Biscotti. I'm excited about February too, I have big exercise plans. Have a good one!!


moogy on 02/03/2012:
Yeah! I have seen and heard that withdrawal from caffeine hits pretty bad on the second or third day. I suppose you just have to choose whether you are staying off for good or just for a challenge:) I often fall asleep on my lounge after taking my nightime meds and stumble into the bedroom after being woken by noise from a commercial on the TV:) Hope you have a healthy weekend biscotti:)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 31, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 161.2

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. --Meister Eckhart

For my activity:
Sun: Walk 35 min
Mon: Walk 30 min

Weight's the same for my weigh-in today, so I'll probably repeat it on Saturday. Didn't get the gumbo made--I hope to do so today. I'm making one more attempt (4th or 5th in the last year perhaps;-) to go completely caffeine-free (no chocolate, green tea, coffee, etc). The plan is only a full cup today. About a half-cup tomorrow and then whatever is left over, possibly a little less than a half-cup on Thursday. Maybe one green tea on Friday. And then that's it.

I haven't gone overboard with caffeine stuff lately, but my cravings are in full-force and I know how much better I feel without it--at all. I sleep much better without any of it (I did last a few days once this past year and found that out). Not sure how many times this takes to realize just how sensitive I am. Lifestyle change is definitely a process for some of us:-)

And it's not that I'll never consume chocolate, coffee, tea, etc EVER again. I'd like to get to the point where it's a true choice and not a droning habit.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::************************::1.31::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Bike Ride


Sun: 30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 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

legcramps on 01/31/2012:
That's a good plan. Also, good work on walking! Gumbo, mmmmnnn.


getmebackto150 on 01/31/2012:
I hear you on the caffeine cravings... I too feel better ULTIMATELY without it, but rarely can make it through a day where I don't have it:(


selina on 01/31/2012:
Thank you for dragging me out of my cave, Biscotti! I can't thank you enough for that!

I stopped drinking coffee for a few days a couple of weeks ago and had major headaches... I think I'm addicted and need to do something about it... Have a great day, Biscotti!


grannyannie on 01/31/2012:
Good plan. Hope you can break the caffeine addiction. RYC smoking..I never thought of it in terms of money saved as that wouldn't have motivated me, but I know it did save me a bundle. I can't imagine smoking over here. It's about 7 pounds per pack or about $10.


Umpqua on 01/31/2012:
Quitting caffeine would be a process for me too ;P I cannot envision it at this stage of my life, but my Mom was a morning coffee drinker like me and had to give it up a few years ago for sleep/digestive reasons so I know I may have to at some point. Good luck this week!


Em17 on 01/31/2012:
Have a great day!


selina on 01/31/2012:
Interesting article and journal entry, thank you! My problem is sleeping too much, I can't be happy with less than 8 hours of sleep and if I could I'd sleep 11 hours every day, I think. In that sense, the coffee does help me to stay alert, but it does not help my stomach. I don't particularly like the taste of coffee, I gather, but getting a cup of coffee in the morning is just part of the routine. Maybe things will get better now that husband goes back to work...

I haven't seen the movie you mentioned but I do like Woody Allen. Let me know if you find the podcast of the radio show, it should be interesting, thanks!


moogy on 01/31/2012:
So hard to quit an addiction biscotti:( I am cheering you on:) No, an clother drier is the same here as there, a big piece of laundry equipment that dries the clothes for you, a clother airer is called a clothes horse in common terms and is a set of racks that you can hang clothes on that are almost dry or need to drip dry. We tend not to use clothes driers so much here, so much sunshine (usually all year round) but everyone has a clothes horse!!


WII on 01/31/2012:
TOTALLY know what you mean about the caffeine cravings! Hang tough!


V on 01/31/2012:
I so hear you my friend..The caffeine thing is a tough one, good luck with your attempt..Have a good evening Biscotti :)


Maria7 on 01/31/2012:
AMEN about the habit...I'm still working on it over here! :-D


mcwoo40 on 02/01/2012:
Hope all is well your end,just passing to say hello :-)


liza36 on 02/01/2012:
I like your last statement about wanting caffeine as a choice not a habit. I can hope for that in the future too. Have a good day.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 29, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 161.2

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity:
Tues: Much driving
Wed: Walk 15 min
Thur: Walk 15 min
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat: Walk 20 min

Got tons of rain earlier in the week--love it. We still need more to come close to breaking the drought. It's just about freezing right now and is supposed to hit 60*F, but the forecast is three days of 70s and then 60s for a couple more.

I hope to make my no-fat-added okra gumbo today--will post my "cooking guideline," aka recipe, later. I usually don't just make stuff up--at least not when it comes to cooking--haha! I did sorta make this one up--it's gumbo, not brain surgery:-) It's great on short-grain brown rice.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::************************::1.29::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


Tues: 30 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 40 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Thur: 30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Fri: 30 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 30 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 01/29/2012:
Temps sound great! I'm tired of being cold. :-( You're doing well on your walking. Have a lovely Sunday.


V on 01/29/2012:
Thank you :) One sure shot for my uneventful days off?? HIBERNATE..LOL Gumbo..I haven't made any in ages, I look forward to getting few ideas from your "cooking guidelines" Have a good one Biscotti :)


Em17 on 01/29/2012:
Have a great day! =)


h82bfat on 01/29/2012:
My hubby LOVES gumbo!!! I've only ever had it once & the people that made it went on & on about how hard & time consuming it had been to make, so I never bothered looking into it. Yet, your post said "it's gumbo - not brain surgery", so I'm thinking I may have been misled..... I'm looking forward to your cooking guideline!


Umpqua on 01/30/2012:
Gumbo sounds wonderful and so do your temps!


moogy on 01/30/2012:
Nice to have rain when you really need it. People who have regular rain don't really appreciate the excitement of hearing rain on the roof:) I hope the food experiment goes well:)


selina on 01/30/2012:
That okra gumbo sounds fantastic!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 161.2

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Nothing

I'm down 2.2 pounds on my weigh-in. I did fairly well on my fiber goal yesterday (40-50g). The actual fiber tally was just about 45g.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::**********************::1.24::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


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

grannyannie on 01/24/2012:
Well done on the loss! Have a great workout today. Curious how many grams of fibre I get. Should be fine but I'll think I'll check.


hollybelle on 01/24/2012:
Good deal 2.2!


supercheese on 01/24/2012:
Whoo! Congrats! 2.2 is a lot!


Umpqua on 01/24/2012:
Awesome work! And yay for fiber ;)


grannyannie on 01/24/2012:
My hub does the cooking and I don't like this beet soup. The only flavour I could identify was the beets, and I thought it had beans but is actually barley. It's rare not to like something he cooks, but this was it.


selina on 01/24/2012:
Biscotti, menopause has been indeed very hard on me. I'm sorry to hear you also have had issues with it! I was a fairly healthy person, just caught a cold once in while, until menopause hit - jeeeezzzz.

Thank you so much for being so supportive, it means a lot to me!

Wow, Congrats on the 2.2 lbs!!!! I'm so happy for you!


V on 01/24/2012:
Yeah Biscotti!! Congrats :) Keep it going, I know you will.


Maria7 on 01/24/2012:
So happy for your on your lower number weigh in. Thanks for your comments. Congrats and hope you are having a good day. Take care. :-D


legcramps on 01/25/2012:
Good job!


WII on 01/25/2012:
Congratulations!


moogy on 01/25/2012:
Good going Biscotti, that's great. Also well done on getting in lots of fibre:)


Maria7 on 01/26/2012:
Hope you are having a good day today. :-)


liza36 on 01/27/2012:
Excellent loss! Hope you're doing well.


Justine6Robert3 on 01/27/2012:
Congrats on the 2 lbs loss! I just noticed your comment on my diary from a few yrs ago....my last "public" diary before today. It's nice that you we're thinking of me :) I've tried to get back at this a few times but haven't been able to get fully motivated with the diary. Although I do still do my fitday, it's just been alot less consistant than it needs to be! Hopefully, I'm back to stay this time. Hope all is well with you, your monthly averages look great.....glad your still at it! Planning to catch up on diaries. I do pop on her from time to time to read a few, but it's been a while!


Justine6Robert3 on 01/27/2012:
Oh and thanks for letting me know how to get my diary public. I tried all of those things but for some reason it wouldn't let me switch that entry from private to public! I guess I'll figure out the changes that have been made to DD as I go :)



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 23, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Nothing

I'm shooting for 40-50g fiber just for today. I know that may sound outlandish, but if I eat in a health-supporting way it's a breeze.

Later . . .

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::**********************::1.23::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


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

grannyannie on 01/23/2012:
Fiber is filling and healthy. Have a great day. RYC: thanks!


Maria7 on 01/23/2012:
Good on the fiber! Hope you are having a wonderful day! :-D


Maria7 on 01/23/2012:
Also...the workout sounds real good, too. Hope you are having a really good day. :-D


moogy on 01/23/2012:
Out with the bran then biscotti!! I remember a few years ago there was an English woman called Audrey Eyton who came up with the F Plan Diet which was really high in fibre - hey! found a link - http://www.everydiet.org/diet/f-plan If you want high fibre this is the one for you:)


Umpqua on 01/23/2012:
Interesting, fiber is one thing I haven't counted. Good luck with the new challenge!


V on 01/23/2012:
Good news!! No NEWT is good News :) He was stuck in Tampa and I heard "verbally assaulted" by a woman who interrupted his hot air(oops speech)( I am scouring the internet later for it) I am taking a pass on the circus tonight...Have a good evening :)


selina on 01/24/2012:
Thank you Biscotti! I hope you'll have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 22, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity:
Wed: Walk 35 min
Thur: Walk 35 min
Fri: Walk 30 min
Sat: Walk 25 min

Interesting study: Dreaming Takes the Sting Out of Painful Memories, Research Shows

The challenge is over. Did horrible with the water and the activity goal. Did okay with the not eating a ton in the evening portion of the show! Overall my heart wasn't really in it. My weight is just about where it is above--will just post what it is on Tuesday. Again, I don't think this is really the greatest time of year for challenges for me.

Just for my own politically incorrect fun: Sweet. Fast forward to November. Newt Gingrich and (his prospective running mate) Chris Christie win the election. The two fattest toads in politics--woo-hoo. It could happen. Forget politics and just focus on bodies. Can you imagine if two really fat women became president and VP. No, fat women in politics are rare--at least in the US. But fat toad Republicans are the norm. And Newt Gingrich is testament that a fat, old, hypocritical, washed-up toad can still attract and "keep" a blonde, adoring mate. (My apologies to all toads and blondes, though the blonde that is Newt's wife looks more like a robot NASA might have come up with:-)

Bill Maher's monologue regarding Newt's scrotum (on Friday's Real Time) was seriously hilarious. Yeah, I'm picking on Republicans again. To be fair, the early Primaries (Democratic-centric) of 2007-8 were just as entertaining, at least to me.

4-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-S): 1) 90 oz water/day 2) 60 min exercise/day 3) Plain jane dinner: greens/plain sweet potato and perhaps some oats later.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::**********************::1.23::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


Wed: 90 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Thur: 20 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Fri: 35 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Sat: 30 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 01/22/2012:
LOL!! I love your politically incorrect humor :) As you already know the circus will be in my neck of the woods tomorrow..Guess who forgot about this and picked up a shift tomorrow?? >this idiot< LOL I am hoping that the mingling about doesn't include the beach.. I will let you know of any Toad sightings ;)


moogy on 01/22/2012:
I haven't kept up with American politics since George W. gave THAT speech and sent the world spinning out of control!!!! I have vague memories of The Newt and they are not good. Keep us updated biscotti:) Maybe the challenge can be done again more succesfully later in the year:) Hey! look at that 8 hours of sleep, excellent! I don't think I have ever seen an 8 before:)))


Kati on 01/23/2012:
toads! Yuck. LOL... The names are strange. I've never heard about anyone with the name of "Newt". Now you made me want to look them up in Google. Why do they always have this grey, conservative hairstyle... No.. the hairstyle IS known from the series A-Team (John 'Hannibal' Smith), and then the next mental image is of Leslie Nielsen ... And this Chris Christie, does he practice running? Because I can't imagine that. He's just way too fat to keep that up, it falls in the "impossible" category to me.


selina on 01/23/2012:
Hi Biscotti, I like that challenge, sounds incredibly healthy and simple. Lol on the political fun, but seriously, that blonde wife of the Toad scares babies and small children. I couldn't take my eyes off her while watching the Newt's speech the other day - Disney could easily copy her into a female evil character. Must look up Bill Maher's monologue on youtube :)


supercheese on 01/23/2012:
as for women being heavy in politics? Nope. Never. Men have too much of a say and I hate that.


liza36 on 01/23/2012:
Hope your new challenge goes better and you can get your heart and energy behind it.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 18, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible. --Abraham Lincoln

For my activity: Nothing

I'm starting a new challenge today--pretty simple and straightforward. I may even weigh-in on Saturday.

4-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-S): 1) 90 oz water/day 2) 60 min exercise/day 3) Plain jane dinner: greens/plain sweet potato and perhaps some oats later. (I will post results after it's over.)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*********************::1.18::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


30 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 01/18/2012:
Have a great day! Good luck with your challenge.


Kati on 01/18/2012:
how do you prepare the sweet potatoes?


WII on 01/18/2012:
Wishing you the best!


Umpqua on 01/18/2012:
Good luck on the new challenge, I love sweet potatoes in any form.


H82bfat on 01/18/2012:
Good luck with your new challenge. I was looking at it & I realized that I need to start paying better attention to MY water intake - thanks for the reminder!


V on 01/18/2012:
I am sure this challenge will go well for you! I am so hoping this will be the last we will hear of "he who rules doucheland" LOL ;) hahaha Have a good one Biscotti!


Kati on 01/19/2012:
Wow, thanks for the sweet potato preparation idea, I'm going to try that tomorrow evening. :) I normally eat the skin. Everyone thinks I'm nuts but I love it and when it's properly, thoroughly brushed, no harm's done but on the contrary, it gives me its benefits! :)


legcramps on 01/19/2012:
Good luck!


greengirl on 01/19/2012:
Hi Biscotti, hope you are well?? Good luck with your new challenge. With challenges simple is good :-)


V on 01/19/2012:
I thought about you today when RickDick sang his last song ;) hahaha


thenewMLE on 01/20/2012:
Hey biscotti! Thanks for the suggestion yesterday for the Uncle Sam's cereal. I read last night in sugar busters that it is one of the few acceptable cereals on my plan. Where do I find it and what does it taste like? Good luck this weekend!


Maria7 on 01/20/2012:
Oh, I LOVE sweet potatoes, don't you? I eat mine with a little cinnamon and sugar (not much, though). :-D


Maria7 on 01/21/2012:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)


V on 01/21/2012:
Silence is GOLDEN ;) hahaha! Have a great weekend Biscotti :)


V on 01/22/2012:
Thank you. Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious to me, I have had quite a few bimbo moments but this one is a doozy..Duhhh, I fixed it :P


Maria7 on 01/22/2012:
Thank you very much for what you shared in your sweet, caring comment...it helps me have strength and encouragement concerning Mom and her situation. I hope you have a very blessed day. :-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 17, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Nothing

Weight's the same for my weekly weigh-in.

Yeah, so Paula Deen has admitted to having diabetes for the last three years. Really it's no one's business unless you're a shrewd business woman like she is. Yep, she'll be paid by a pharmaceutical company essentially to have diabetes. This is nothing new in our world. Lots of celebs cash in. "If you've got it, flaunt it!" as the (now defunct) Braniff Airlines ad went. Just wanted to update.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.17::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


35 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

liza36 on 01/17/2012:
I wonder if Paula will change any of her well known cooking habits. It will be interesting to see.

Braniff Airlines - that's a blast from the past!


Kati on 01/17/2012:
I love the 3rd goal: Peace of Mind. I think you're a completely healthy-minded, balanced woman (teenager), guided uniquely by your entries of course. Now I'm puzzled, I just don't know who Paula Deen is. But her action sounds unbelievably stoopid to me. She should realize that she has only 1 life to live, and it's not for sale.


Umpqua on 01/17/2012:
From what I've read her new line is that she's going to continue to eat her fat-filled recipes "in moderation" and while shilling for this pharmaceutical company. Drugs can fix everything! </sarcasm> I wish there were more celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver. At least he's trying to do something positive with his fame....


V on 01/17/2012:
That is almost as ridiculous as the debate last night!! Sorry I couldn't help it ;) I hope you have a good day Biscotti :)


moogy on 01/17/2012:
I think that you may have a little soapbox over there for Paula Deen (whom I have only seen twice in my life on someone else's show making something delicious) and for the pharmaceutical companies, but I have one for them as well!!! I wonder if I could find a company to pay me for my obesity while they do reasearch.....she says and has a think about it!!!! Have a great day biscotti:)


moogy on 01/17/2012:
RYC: I find it hard to find the space to store my soapboxes, I suspect you are the same!!!! LOL


V on 01/17/2012:
LOL!! imagine how I feel all of those aholes will be here in August..I am seriously pondering taking the entire month off and skip town, but then again I would love if a few of them came into the bar, especially Newt ;) hahaha


grannyannie on 01/18/2012:
Have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 16, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Walk 15

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.17::

Plan for today: Walk


30 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 01/16/2012:
Hey there.Looks like a great start to your week :) Have a good evening!


grannyannie on 01/17/2012:
I think you're right - it's still jet lag and I'm suddenly doing intense workouts again. Not my thyroid as I get it checked since it runs in my family.

Good goals! Have a fabulous day.


thinkpositive on 01/17/2012:
I like the peace of mind goal.


Umpqua on 01/17/2012:
I hope you're having a great week!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 15, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Fri & Sat: Nothing

So the challenge is over. I stuck it out, it wasn't pretty, but I didn't abandon it. Pretty good for trying something early in the year. It's not a resolution, but it is an attempt to stick to something.

A couple of months ago when I was really going through some trouble with sleep (sometimes food related, but sometimes it just happened) I started having a small (1/3 c dry) cup of oats before bed--plain and usually barely warmed up with water. It depends on time--if I'm really just about to crash I'll skip it. I know lukewarm oats may not sound appealing to some who cook and cook their oats, but rolled oats are already cooked--they're steamed in the manufacturing process.

So now having oats is almost a nightly pre-bedtime ritual and it works for me. It has proven to be great for my sleep if I do everything else right--regular exercise, no caffeine in the p.m., no heavy dinner, and the like. I hope it keeps working--ya' know how it goes, something works until it doesn't.

Paula Deen is supposed to announce she has diabetes. She may also have a deal with a pharmaceutical company related to this disease. She talked to dr oz recently about continuing to smoke after her husband quit and how bad she felt about that.

Here's an amazingly shocking recipe from one of her shows: The Lady's Brunch Burger. It features a fried egg and bacon as toppings and the option of using glazed donuts in place of the bun.

6-Day Challenge (M-T-W-Th-F-S): 1) Eat completely starch- and plant-based, no fat added with no more than 1 oz nuts/day 2) Get at least 60 min activity/day 3) Do it:-)

Challenge Results:
Mon: I put about a tablespoon of liquid from some marinated artichoke hearts on some spinach/arugula mix. It didn't have much oil in it, but it counts. Didn't have any of the artichoke hearts. They're long gone. Supper was not on plan. Did just right with the nuts--pecans. I extended the challenge through Saturday.
Tues: Ate on plan for only 1 out 3 meals yesterday. Didn't get close to the activity goal.
Wed: No meals eaten on plan. The silver lining is that I confined my caffeine intake (only two small cups with coconut creamer) to the a.m. Yep, still messin' around with that one. It's all about habit.
Thur: Only 1 out of 3 meals on plan. Activity goal was right on.
Fri: Not on plan AT ALL!
Sat: I went overboard with the food most of the day. After about 7 p.m. I stuck with the plan, which was simple: I had a large helping of mustard greens with a splash of vinegar. Then a little later my standard nightly small bowl of plain oats. 

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.6:

Plan for today: Walk


Fri: 30 oz Water * 6 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

thinkpositive on 01/16/2012:
I do like the idea of challenging ourselves. I get down on myself if I can't stick to it though. Good to try different things- good for you.


Kati on 01/16/2012:
wow, that's a good recipe you've found to guarantee your good night sleeping. Glazed donuts? Bahh... :S Have you ever read about Paleo diet? It sounds so interesting to me. And there's a new book on the market: Wheat Belly, which encourages us to let the grains go.


grannyannie on 01/16/2012:
You can meet this challenges! You know you can. :-) Have a lovely day.


V on 01/16/2012:
Good for you seeing the challenge through! So what is on tap for the next challenge?? So wow on the donut burger?? WTH?


Umpqua on 01/16/2012:
Does Paul Dean offer an option to butter the donuts too? ;P Sorry but I can respect the great chefs who cook with butter and oil and make fantastic concoctions. What she does is something else and that is all I'm gonna say. I can see how the oatmeal would help at night, now I think I'm going to make myself a bowl!


moogy on 01/16/2012:
Um! No, I don't think I will give the dry oats a try. I am glad however that it helps you with your sleep. I saw a donut hamburger on Man V Food earlier this year. I can't eat much bread, but I can eat donuts!!!! I thought the sweet with the savoury would be yummy!! but I am a little weird! May have to save that little one up for when I get even vaguely near my goal weight!! Have a good week biscotti:)


legcramps on 01/17/2012:
Oh, Paula... Paula.

Have a good day today :)



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