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biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 17, 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: 3.27.12


No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself. --Rabbi Sofer

For my activity:
Thur: Nothing
Fri: Lots of driving
Sat: Walk 35 min
Sun-Tues: Nothing
Wed: Walk 25 min
Thur: Walk 35 min

Methinks I'd best return to posting:-)

Let's kick it off today with a good ol' 12-Day Challenge (Fri Feb 17 - Tues Feb 28) consisting of 1) 60 oz water/day 2) 60 min activity/day 3) Plant-based, no-fat-added eating. (The only exception I'll allow will be coffee + H/H here and there, just not at home--I only use SoDelicious Coconut Creamer at home without fail.)

I felt so good during the eight days I practiced eating this way back in December that I owe it to myself to buckle down and do it again. I'll check back after the 12 days are over.

I haven't done any wt trng for 93 days--more than likely a new record for me, so it will be like starting over. I have to stop using "feeling like sh*t" as an excuse not to do it. Dead or tired might be a good excuse;-) I hope some consistency on a few things will make me believe that the sh*tty feeling will be a distant memory one day. I hope to compare it to the way my sleep issues have been solved by vigilance and CPAP therapy. In the next few months I'd like to see my BF percentage back in the upper 20s (at least) to see how I feel. Then I'll go from there.

I just don't think there's much mystery here:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::***31 Missed***::2.17::

Plan for today: Bike Ride, Walk, Circuit Workout


Thur: 60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Fri: 30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 30 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Sun: 30 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 30 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Tues: 64 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 64 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Thur: 65 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 02/17/2012:
Hope you get back on track with the weight training. I've realized it makes a bigger difference than just doing cardio. Have a great weekend. Off to stretch my capris...LOL.


hollybelle on 02/17/2012:
Back on track - YAY!


V on 02/17/2012:
Hey Biscotti :) I hope for all the success in your next challenge :) Have a good weekend!


selina on 02/18/2012:
Great to see you back, Biscotti! Your 12 day challenge sounds great and so healthy! Looks like you've been having pretty decent sleep, yay!


Maria7 on 02/18/2012:
Good to see you back. Good plan, too. Hope you are having a good Saturday. :-)


supercheese on 02/22/2012:
great attitude!


liza36 on 02/24/2012:
Hope your 12 day challenge is going well. Have a good weekend.


selina on 02/27/2012:
I hope your challenge is keeping you healthy and energetic! Stay well!


thinnside40 on 02/27/2012:
Hi!


TinaAnn on 02/27/2012:
Good luck!


thinnside40 on 02/27/2012:
Your first line of comment...made me feel like you HAD hugged me.... Thank You!


Maria7 on 02/28/2012:
Good morning. :-)


selina on 02/29/2012:
Thanks Biscotti! Vet bills in Switzerland were actually about the same, maybe about 5% more expensive. So far, I've spent $460 (although I'm not done, yet) In Switzerland, Selina was injured twice and both times the bill was over $500. My friend had a dumb Bernese mountain dog who used to eat rubber toys - each time she needed a surgery (twice) to remove the rubber toy from her intestines, it cost them a bundle. By the time they moved back to the US, the dog had cost them more than 20 thousand dollars in vet bills. She didn't have pet insurance. Nor do I. C'est la vie - the cost of having pets....

Looking forward to hearing more from you! Stay well!


selina on 02/29/2012:
I forgot to say that tracking down the attacker is just in my fantasies. Even if I did find the owner, I don't have hard proof that his/her tomcat was the attacker. Nothing caught on film, no dna evidence. Just my eye-witnessing the cat running in front of my eyes and jumping over the fence. It's infuriating having one's pet injured in your own backyard!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 09, 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: 3.27.12


For my activity:
Mon: Nothing
Tues: Walk 25 min
Wed: Nothing

Taking a break from posting--I'll see ya' later!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::************************::2.9::

Plan for today: Bike Ride, Walk, Circuit Workout


Mon: 60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Tues: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Wed: 30 oz Water * 7 hrs Seep

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

grannyannie on 02/08/2012:
Have a great day! Hope all is well. See ya later.


Maria7 on 02/08/2012:
Good plan for today. Hope you have a good break...enjoy it. :-D


getmebackto150 on 02/08/2012:
be well! Talk to you soon:)


hollybelle on 02/08/2012:
Bike ride today! YAY! have a good break - see you back soon, I hope!


supercheese on 02/08/2012:
Have a good one!


Umpqua on 02/08/2012:
Enjoy your hiatus and see you soon!


h82bfat on 02/08/2012:
Hope you're having a good week!


V on 02/08/2012:
Enjoy your break, you will be missed :(


selina on 02/09/2012:
I hope to see you soon!


Kati on 02/09/2012:
have fun while away, teenager :)


Maria7 on 02/09/2012:
Hope you're having a good day. :-)


moogy on 02/13/2012:
I will miss your post biscuit woman. Look forward to seeing you return:)


grumpy on 02/14/2012:
I have the same goal: peace of mind. Come back soon!


Maria7 on 02/15/2012:
Thinking of you...hope you're doing well... :-)


WII on 02/15/2012:
Helloooooooo! :)



biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 06, 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:
Thur: Walk 40 min
Fri: NordicTrack 15 min; Walk 15 min
Sat: Walk 15 min
Sun: Nothing

Still messin' with a couple of methods of entirely cutting out caffeine. The chills (from my last entry) didn't escalate into a cold or anything else.

Gonna read (again) and immerse myself in Esselstyn's Prevent & Reverse . . . I guess simplicity is sometimes the hardest thing to make sink in and take hold:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::************************::2.6::

Plan for today: Bike Ride, Walk, Circuit Workout


Thur: 90 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Fri: 60 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 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

grannyannie on 02/06/2012:
Glad you don't have a cold. Good workout plan for today. Good luck on the caffeine!


Umpqua on 02/06/2012:
Good news on not being sick. Enjoy the Esselstyn book, I really like his no nonsense style.


WII on 02/06/2012:
Glad you aren't sick! Enjoy your book!


Maria7 on 02/06/2012:
Glad to read that you are feeling better! Hope you are having a good day. :-)


moogy on 02/06/2012:
Sounds like it really was caffeine withdrawal! I admire your determination to improve your health and wellbeing, from the inside out:) RYC: I shall absolutely enjoy this week with it not getting over the low seventies during the last month of summer, this time last year this week didn't drop below 95 during the day and 80 overnight. This week is such a blessing:)


selina on 02/06/2012:
Thank you Biscotti! Yes, I'm good and still going! So glad your chill didn't turn into anything bad, yay! Enjoy the book!


V on 02/06/2012:
Oh I am so happy you did not get sick :) I am sure after reviewing P & R this will give you that extra motivation to break up with Joe..You can do it :) Have a good week as well Biscotti!


V on 02/06/2012:
LOL, not only does the time warp exist, it is thriving in homie's closet...Hahahaha ;)


Kati on 02/07/2012:
ohh I'm seeing my blood pressure in the morning, I have a device right on the top of my bedside table! I've been doing that for years, as I used to have very low blood pressure. Once I was wrongly diagnosed with high blood pressure (I actually had my blood pressure high on that day, but the circumstances were completely anormal: I was in working in a factory, basically in a hot tin "box" (these fast-built factory buildings are like that) with no A/C, in plain August, 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) inside after a nice argument with my boss - I was called by the company's doctor for routine check-up and my blood pressure was sky-high, so they put me on medication without blinking twice and I suffered a looooooooot, I started to have very low blood pressures and blacked out a few times. It got very dangerous, I remember being alone at the train station and had to sit down and stay there for hours to recover...). So, since then I've been watching my values, in case it happens again I'd protest with proofs. Unfortunately doctors nowadays are really "trigger-happy" when it comes to medications. Once I asked my endo if I could take a 100% vegetal based dietary supplement to help me on the WC... he laughed, I remember clearly, and said "Why to spend so much money on those natural craps, here you have a nice syrup, you take it once or twice a day and it will result immediately..." It was a pharmaceutical med of course, with lots of crazy possible symphtoms...


legcramps on 02/07/2012:
Good thing you're not sick. Have a great day today :)



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. :-)



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