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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 14, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


For my activity: Walk 35 min

Confession time: I ate a meal off-course yesterday--two beef tacos and a bit of cheese quesadilla. Testing is good--perhaps I can begin to truly appreciate the days of success.

I've been way off with the coffee (yesterday was the worst this month--4 servings--about 16 oz total). Still no dairy for creamer--still liking the coconut creamer. Since I had the string of 4 or 5 days completely without coffee/decaf/choc at all I've been on this slippery slope. (Doesn't it come with the territory.) My gut (courtesy of the coffee) was not liking not eating, so I went for the convenient thing. I'm back to curtailing the coffee in the thought that I'll be caffeine-free again in a few days.

I never noticed coffee doing anything to my gut until I was without it those few weeks ago (4 or 5 days) and then went back to drinking it. It's very subtle--not pain or hunger. The coffee is probably stimulating a little more acid on an empty stomach than normal. I usually eat soon after drinking coffee (within an hour or so) and it doesn't continue after that. I don't have heartburn/acid reflux. I pretty much have the classic cast-iron stomach. But I realized when I was without the coffee and didn't have that feeling that it's soooo the coffee and always has been.

Yesterday's detour reinforces my intention to stay prepared as never before. This is early in the game, so time will tell how it all shakes out. 

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*********::12.14::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

Kati on 12/14/2011:
I have a sensitive stomach myself... but coffee never caused burning, only excess fat (pastries)


liza36 on 12/14/2011:
I can appreciate your confession. I should adopt your healthy attitude of testing and appreciating success.

I'm still not caffeine free, and really not trying at the moment either. One thing at a time for me!

Detours and all, you continue to be rock solid!


Kati on 12/14/2011:
How are your plans for the upcoming Christmas/New Year season?


V on 12/14/2011:
That coffee used to do a number on my tummy, i just kept on drinking it though..Coffee is the one thing I don't dare to test out, girl you know i would go full throttle with it...hahaha! Good luck! have a good one!!


Umpqua on 12/14/2011:
Good for you for keeping on with this despite the detour. Have a good one!


Maria7 on 12/14/2011:
Years ago I was up to drinking 9 cups of coffee a day (yes, a coffeeholic, for sure) and went to the doctor for the tummy ache and when he learned about my coffee addiction, he told me to stop with coffee for a while and I was very soon feeling so much better. I have it in moderation now. Hubby likes his strong and caffeinated and so in the morning, I take 1/4 to 1/2 cup of his coffee and add water and heat it in the microwave and that works for me. I usually only have 1 or 2 cups a day, usually one. Hope you are having a good evening. :-D


supercheese on 12/15/2011:
Weird with the coffee....I don't drink it BUT my parents swear that they have to eat something or else the acid is too much for them.......



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 13, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


For my activity: NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi; Walk 25 min

On my weigh-in I'm down another little bit--it amounts to 3.4# for the week. My waist is down 1 inch.

I'm still doing the plant-based eating--really it's starch-based. (New word courtesy of McDougall: starchivore.) It's liberating. I'm well on my way to taming the fat receptor as is mentioned in Esselstyn's book. I noticed after only a few days that my craving for the usual--anything and everything fat- and sugar-laden has been curtailed and has remained so. I don't miss meat for the moment. I ate only a small amount of lentils+split peas (plain, quick cooking in a packaged mixture with barley and not that appealing) and no beans--will probably add a small daily serving.

I also made a batch of fat-free okra gumbo--very convenient with frozen veg. Once I get the package sizes I'll put it up on the forum. I love okra. I happened to have a package of baby okra in my freezer. The fact that they were young and not woody is why it had absolutely no hint of the usual sliminess of okra. I like it either way myself!

I've been lucky to not be terribly swayed from my plan. I've been tempted, and I still have those cookies to bake. It is that time of the year, but I think I can be cautious without completely losing sight of things.

I've been eating brussels sprouts, beets and greens (mainly mustard, which I prefer over collards at this point). Also oats, short-grain brown rice and sweet & white potatoes. I limited the food to a narrow selection for the week. Going forward I will try to expand things to avoid boredom. Honestly though, my favorite thing is to prepare fresh mustard greens, splash some vinegar on them and top with some plain sweet potato--love it! I've also limited my fruit consumption for the past week, but am pushing to get a serving of fruit every meal from now on. I don't allow myself to get hungry. I feel differently than I have on other plans/diets I've tried.

The wt loss is as much of a bonus as how really good I feel. I remind myself that this is only one week, but this one week has the potential to be a watershed week for me. Onward and all that jazz!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::********::12.13::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

V on 12/13/2011:
Way to go Biscotti!! Feeling good makes all the difference in the world :) keep up the amazing job!


Kati on 12/13/2011:
starchivore :))) Sounds funny. :) Have you experienced the more veggies the more gas inside, too? A book once stated the gas would go away after a while... well, after 2 years of eating veggies with veggies, I'm still waiting..... patience.


Kati on 12/13/2011:
Funny you mention boredom. I don't think I ever got bored of any food I liked. I normally prefer maintaining simple, maybe I should spend more time elaborating plates but I can be equally satisfied with cooked rice + tomato sauce on top ...


Umpqua on 12/13/2011:
I'm so happy you are seeing results and feeling good about this, keep it up!


liza36 on 12/13/2011:
Your results are amazing! It's good to hear that you don't miss anything, cravings are non-existant, and you are feeling good.


supercheese on 12/14/2011:
okra gumbooo....hmm sounds interesting. Must try I believe. You're results are great. Great job!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 12, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.8

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


For my activity: Nothing

I completed another good day of plant-based, no-fat-added eating. Had to bump the cookies for today or tomorrow.

From a John McDougall MD newsletter: The Fat Vegan. Nevermind the title--he said it, I didn't. The following excerpt absolutely sings to me.

Dietary Change Is Terrifying
Almost all of us were raised on meat, poultry, seafood, milk, cheese, oils, flours, and sugars. These foods have provided all of our life-sustaining calories. To give these familiar foods up, in our minds, means starvation. This would be akin to asking us to stop breathing or go thirsty—unbearable, if not impossible, tasks.  I remember well my first experience with foods different from those I was raised on.  Mary, my wife of 37 years now, was pregnant with our first child, Heather, in 1974.  We were living on the Big Island of Hawaii at that time. Buzz and Susan Hughes, a couple we met at our childbirth education class, invited us over for dinner. Susan prepared a wheat and barley casserole, a Caesar salad, vegetable side dishes, and a peach pie for dessert.  The meal was tasty, but a drastic departure from my usual beef, chicken, cheese, egg, and ice cream menu. Even after second helpings my stomach was still empty of its customary fillings.  On our drive home after dinner, I felt unsatisfied and actually believed that I would be unable to sleep through the night without “food.” I entered the front door of our house, which led directly to the kitchen with a well-stocked refrigerator. I eagerly opened the bottom bin where the sliced turkey was kept and made myself a Dagwood sandwich.  After eating sufficient amounts of fat, protein, flour, and sugar, I slept well.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::********::12.12::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

liza36 on 12/12/2011:
I can appreciate the excerpt about dietary change. While I'm not changing my diet such as the author did, I still have a fear in the back of my mind about whether the changes I'm currently making will stick. It is a departure from my former "normal" eating of high fat foods. Change is hard!

Your challenge results are good. Good luck with the baking. I've sworn off all baking, because I can't eat just one!


V on 12/12/2011:
Have a healthy week Biscotti! :)


hollybelle on 12/12/2011:
Interesting exerpt. I don't feel that skipping meat is any less satisfying. I enjoy certain meat entries, but I actually do prefer vegetables, fruits and grains. With that realization I should move forward in eating healtier, right? Unfortunately I love sugar and goodies more than anything else! Taming the sweet tooth is much more of a challenge than going without animal based protein. I ate vegetarian (not vegan) for 4 years but decided to re-incorporate animal protein when I met my (soon to be at that time) husband. This gets into an area of discussion that I find interesting, Generational dietary changes - my grandmother (not my mother) taught me to cook. My mother doesn't really cook - my dad did and my mother had a lady who cooked for her half the time, too. So I started out cooking like a granny with plenty of butter and shortening and fried foods and cheese, etc. Mostly everything homemade - not pre-made. My cooking quickly evovled from that to more healthy - grilled, baked meats and pretty much NO fried foods at all, much less butter and cheese, eggs and modified everything. My daughter is a cook and she makes things very healthy and eats almost no meat at all. She is more apt to "invent" her own recipes and is pretty good with grains like quinoa and with spices. I wish I had her "knack" for that kind of food. My attempts come out flat or tasteless. I am to the point I don't try because I want any time I spend cooking to result in something "tried and true" - very likely to turn out.


Umpqua on 12/12/2011:
I like the excerpt and I agree that it's a huge mental and social change to eat outside the western norms. I've been slowly tweaking my own diet over the last few years but I see the biggest changes with my meat and potato hubby, who now eats and enjoys sushi (previously wouldn't touch fish of any sort), beans and all types of whole grains. It's taken time and repeated servings to move away from the animal protein mentality and we're still not entirely there.


V on 12/12/2011:
Oh BTW did you happen to see this??

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/382751_230902100315244_100001863686780_602524_658112849_n.jpg



biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 11, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.8

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


For my activity: Walk 35 min

One more day under my belt. I have to bake some cookies and I'm not looking forward to it. If I can only eat zero or one--I'll consider it an accomplishment.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*******::12.11::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

grannyannie on 12/11/2011:
Thanks, hope there's no hitches in my trip! Good luck on avoiding cookie taste testing! I'd have a tough time!


V on 12/11/2011:
Hahaha!!! I imagine the shows would be standing room only ;) Thanks for a really good laugh and we could keep going with this, but I think I have said enough(don't want to rock the boat too much, but man is it fun) and I am happy you agree ;) Teehee!! Have a good one!! Happy baking!!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Dec 10, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.8

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


For my activity: Nothing

I'll be going back to my Tuesday weigh-in from now on. I'm down a total of 3.2# since the beginning of this challenge. It's just one snapshot of a few days, but it's a nice boost for me to try to continue the challenge for another 11 days. That'll put me at a week from this Tuesday to get a second weigh-in.

All together I feel pretty good about this challenge. I think my early morning grocery trip says it all. I would like to see (like a reviewer of the Esselstyn book I read on amazon) a grocery store that caters to people who eat no meat and no processed food. Actually the meat could stay--I haven't reached the point of eating plants based on animal exploitation or cruelty. For today I feel good and the nice bit of weight I lost is on par with the good feelings of change.

Did you know that fruit and vegetable growers in the US get no government subsidies (direct payments), but corn growers get the most. There's an interesting older documentary (Killer  at Large) on the subject. It's free to watch. It has the self-proclaimed "the militant lunch lady." I'd recommend it to those in the US who have children in school.

One takeaway, which has been pointed out in other docs of this type, is that a fast-food hamburger, for instance, would cost $10 or more if it weren't for corn subsidies, although I could be mixing my docs on that note. The guts of cattle aren't geared at all to digest corn, but this is where we are.

The movie starts out with a 12 y/o girl about to have liposuction. Nevermind that she's in Texas and both her parents appear to be healthy weights and the dr is a big ol' *ss. (C'mon man, you're doing liposuction on a 12 y/o for crying out loud!) To be fair, the profiles of the organic produce guy and the teachers trying to get soft drinks out of the school (IIRC) are also in Texas (I'm pretty sure). So maybe it balances out--haha!

Since I've drifted to the subject anyway--haha--I'm afraid we Texans will never live down the legacy of George W Bush. And now Rick Perry is continuing the trend, though he will never win the nomination. Fingers crossed:-) Seriously if you follow US politics at all the Republican field is quite entertaining, which is sad, but that's what happens when you have so much money and time involved in our election system. It's the same for the Democrats when they're fielding a group to defeat an incumbent Rep President.

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) Eat completely plant-based, no fat added, no more than 1 oz nuts/day allowed this go 'round 2) Get at least 60 min activity each day 3) Stay motivated to accomplish those two for this short period:-)

Challenge Results:
Tues--Ate according to goal and nearly made the activity goal. I'm down 2 pounds. So far it reminds me a little of my first time losing weight here on DDs. I seem highly motivated to do CLOSE to whatever it takes:-)
Wed--Ate according to goal, no go on the activity goal. I'm down a little under a pound today.
Thur--Ate according to goal--nearly made the activity goal. I struggled a bit wanting to eat off-plan, and the only reason for it that I can think of was sleep deprivation. Weight is exactly the same as above.
Fri--Ate according to goal. No activity at all. I'm down a tad on weight. I feel I did pretty well on the third goal of the challenge--staying motivated. For someone as easily distracted as I am.

I feel like I jumped a big hurdle with this challenge despite not doing so great with the activity part. Much better than feeling like I was continuing to dig the hole:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*******::12.10::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

Maria7 on 12/10/2011:
Big WOW to the info above (thanks for sharing this with us here at DD) and BIG CONGRATS to you on your 156! :-D


grannyannie on 12/10/2011:
Thanks for comments! Hey, you're doing great. Well done on the loss. I somewhat follow the prez race over there (as I vote from abroad). Very umm....entertaining.


V on 12/10/2011:
I am totally going to watch this documentary, sounds really interesting.. Hey congratulations Biscotti! You are doing it!!! P.S. Rick Perry is a douchelord...hahaha OOPs My bad ;)


stringbean on 12/10/2011:
Thanks for your comments on my food allergy post- sometimes you just need to know people out there know what you're going through. I've been scouring the internet all day for recipes, and i found a bunch of books at my library. Fingers crossed! This is going to be a big undertaking for my kiddo. I'm completely impressed with your 4 day challenge, and sticking to it? Nice job.


Kati on 12/11/2011:
wow, great post. You made the 4 day challenge, that's very cool!!! :) You're my action hero. :D


Maria7 on 12/11/2011:
Hope you are having a good Sunday morning. :-)



biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 09, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


For my activity: NordicTrack 23 min/2.2 mi; Walk 35 min

Still doin' all right! I'm going to shoot for 10 days of this.

I tried on some jeans I have kept and probably haven't tried on for 20 years. Don't make me calculate their actual age:-) They're pretty tattered in places because I wore them while I was doing some unusual jobs. I guess I keep them because they're Levi's (made in the USA). They conjure up everything about those jobs--people, smells, feelings and memories I just wouldn't think of otherwise. I guess I always held out hope that I could get into them again. I could barely get them past my upper thigh. I took a picture--UGH!

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) Eat completely plant-based, no fat added, no more than 1 oz nuts/day allowed this go 'round 2) Get at least 60 min activity each day 3) Stay motivated to accomplish those two for this short period:-)

Challenge Results:
Tues--Ate according to goal and nearly made the activity goal. I'm down 2 pounds. So far it reminds me a little of my first time losing weight here on DDs. I seem highly motivated to do CLOSE to whatever it takes:-)
Wed--Ate according to goal, no go on the activity goal. I'm down a little under a pound today.
Thur--Ate according to goal--nearly made the activity goal. I struggled a bit wanting to eat off-plan, and the only reason for it that I can think of was sleep deprivation. Weight is exactly the same as above.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*******::12.9::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

glycrina on 12/09/2011:
sorry about the jeans -- but good motivation to keep on working hard.


grannyannie on 12/09/2011:
You're doing well! Keep it up. Aye, that storm was totally wild!!


sweetpea1977 on 12/09/2011:
Thank you so much for you input. I do think that becoming a mom has put a lot of stress on me. I didnt realize how big of a job this was going to be, haha. Its much more than holding them, bathing them, feeding them, and changing them. Plus, I now work for free at this 24/7 job, so having one less income to pay for bills has had me stressed!

I appreciate your advice on the shoes as well! I will have to try the online shoe finder things you suggested. I live right down the road from a specialty shoe store, so I may just stop by next time Im out! :)


Umpqua on 12/09/2011:
Thanks so much for the recipe link, I will check them out!


moogy on 12/09/2011:
Nice to drop by and see that you are doing so well. Good job with sticking with your plan/challenge and on the weight loss. I am like you I have clothes that I wore when I was a teenager, such memories, I couldn't part with them:)


V on 12/09/2011:
Oh one day they will fit you like a glove so keep at it. you will get there :)


~WI~ on 12/09/2011:
You are shrinking! yay!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 08, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


For my activity: NordicTrack 15 min/1.1 mi

Doin' all right! Just wanted to declare that I intend to continue this way of eating beyond this challenge. I'd be a fool not to continue. (Time will tell of course--my track record is pretty poor when it comes to declarations.) Nevertheless I'm putting it out there come what may. I'm not hanging on for dear life on this one. Though I do hope it enhances my dear life as time goes on:-) My mind is clear. I'm slowly beginning to see and react to things differently.

I don't usually continue on with my challenges because the goals within are unsustainable, all things considered. I can see after two days (plus most of Monday too) that as long as I'm "food prepared" there's no reason not to keep this as a way of eating day by day for as long as I can do it. I guess it helps that I'm a creature of habit with food--I always have been.

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) Eat completely plant-based, no fat added, no more than 1 oz nuts/day allowed this go 'round 2) Get at least 60 min activity each day 3) Stay motivated to accomplish those two for this short period:-)

Challenge Results:
Tues--Ate according to goal and nearly made the activity goal. I'm down 2 pounds. So far it reminds me a little of my first time losing weight here on DDs. I seem highly motivated to do CLOSE to whatever it takes:-)
Wed--Ate according to goal, no go on the activity goal. I'm down a little under a pound today.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*******::12.8::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

Umpqua on 12/08/2011:
Go biscotti! I'm so glad you're enjoying this way of eating and it feels sustainable to you. V and I were just talking about desserts in the Esselstyn book since I'm looking for stuff to satisfy my chocolate/sweet cravings. Let us know if you try anything you really like!


grannyannie on 12/08/2011:
Good job on losing a pound! Glad you found a way to eat you can maintain.


liza36 on 12/08/2011:
You're doing great on your challenge, why not continue. I think you've hit an important point that preparation is key. If you are stocked with all the right stuff, you have no choice but to eat all the right stuff. Keep it up!


V on 12/08/2011:
Yeah Biscotti, you are ROCKING IT!! :) Congrats, have a good one!


Maria7 on 12/08/2011:
You're on a roll! Go, go, go! You are ROWING ALONG!!! :-D So happy for you! Thanks for your comment, btw, too. :-D



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 07, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.0

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


For my activity: NordicTrack 19 min/1.7 mi; Walk 35 min

There used to be a graph like the long-term one I put on yesterday's entry here on DDs. I think it tracked a year's worth of info. Anyway, I'm feeling pretty good about this new thing so far--famous last words. Though it's not really a new thing (essentially the Esselstyn way of eating)--it's closer to something I tried for a couple of weeks in the mid-90s (ish) including stopping all caffeine. It didn't make any difference one way or the other, and I just didn't think the change was worth the effort. This time I am trying to be better prepared for the pitfalls and cravings. I'm doing all right with cravings so far.

In response to searching for a way to feel better (what a difference a year makes), here's a link to a diary I started about a year ago for plant-based diet info, heart health talk, etc: ModerationKills

As for the caffeine trip--still at it. I'm at 1-2 cups/day of reg coffee with the coconut creamer I mentioned a few entries ago. Not bad, but still tracking it all. Today is day 37 of 60.

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) Eat completely plant-based, no fat added, no more than 1 oz nuts/day allowed this go 'round 2) Get at least 60 min activity each day 3) Stay motivated to accomplish those two for this short period:-)

Challenge Results:
Tues--Ate according to goal and nearly made the activity goal. I'm down 2 pounds. So far it reminds me a little of my first time losing weight here on DDs. I seem highly motivated to do CLOSE to whatever it takes:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******::12.7::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

Umpqua on 12/07/2011:
Wow, that's great on the scale movement. I'm glad it's going well so far!


grannyannie on 12/07/2011:
Congrats on the loss. Well done! Have a fabulous day!


liza36 on 12/07/2011:
2 pounds is awesome! I like how you are highly motivated, or close to it as you say. Seeing results really helps fuel motivation. I'm experiencing some of that now as well. Good luck with your continued challenge.


V on 12/07/2011:
Congrats on your progress :) Fantastic job!!! Okay so thank you for your suggestion to try my actual DVD player :) I usually use my laptop for my workouts and usually watch movies from the cable "On demand" channel... Why am i giving you all this info?? The thought has Never entered my mind to use the player that is attached to my TV..hahaha, I can be such a bimbo at times, but you are so right, it is worth giving it a shot :) I will let you know if it works!! Thanks again :)


Maria7 on 12/07/2011:
Congrats on being down to 158...yayyyyy! So happy for you! :-D


thinkpositive on 12/08/2011:
Two lbs is great! Congratulations.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 06, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 160.0

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.3 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 1.17.12


Keep up the good work, if only for a while, if only for the twinkling of a tiny galaxy. --Wislawa Szymborska

For my activity:
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Short Walk
Thur: Short Walk
Fri: Short Walk
Sat & Sun: Nothing
Mon: Short Walk

For my weigh-in, no change.

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) Eat completely plant-based, no fat added, no more than 1 oz nuts/day allowed this go 'round 2) Get at least 60 min activity each day 3) Stay motivated to accomplish those two for this short period:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******::12.6::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


Tues: 60 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 40 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Thur: 30 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Fri: 30 oz Water * 9 hrs Sleep
Sat: 60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Sun: 30 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 30 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

Weight Chart

Kati on 12/06/2011:
funny, my friend was telling me the other day that her 3-yr-old boy was complaining about the clothes he had... he was telling his mother that the fashion was Cars and Cars 2 so the coolest kids would appear in t-shirts of movie characters at prep school. LOL, that was so funny to hear. Although my same friend blames her parents that they have given second-hand clothings and "chinese forgeries" (Adios instead of Adidas for example) to her brother for school and he had been bullied so much in there that he became a psychopath and completely antisocial for his adult life ...


Kati on 12/06/2011:
BTW I love the 4-day challenge!


V on 12/06/2011:
Hey Biscotti :) Your challenge is a good one! I know you will give it your all! Have a stellar day :)


liza36 on 12/06/2011:
I like the weight chart. Visually it puts it in perspective. Good luck on your 4-day challenge. It's a good one!


grannyannie on 12/06/2011:
Good plans and good luck on the challenge. You're doing great. Thanks for comments.


Umpqua on 12/06/2011:
Good luck with the Esselstyn challenge...some day I'll have to try that myself for a few days.


moogy on 12/06/2011:
That sleep pattern seems to be improving slowly but surely, I seem to rembember that it was much worse than this a few months ago. I think that short challenges really suit you and that chart is looking really great biscotti, good for you:)


Maria7 on 12/06/2011:
Love your saying near the top of your entry today. :-D You are holding off a lot of weight that you once were at. That is something to really feel good about. :-D


just42day on 12/06/2011:
Thanks for the kind words of support. I see you continue to do well. Good for you!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 29, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 160.0

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3; 35.4%::10.18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.3 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (152#) Date: 11.15.11


For my activity: Walk 35 min

For my weigh-in, status quo.

Didn't get my wt trng done. My left elbow is being a nuisance--didn't do anything to it, but it was a good excuse. It's not really painful, just a little achy here and there.

I'm going to do something different for a few days. I got way off track with caffeine, though my body reacted differently than even a few weeks ago--more like a "normal" me:-) It's really unexpected, and I have no explanation for it. The temptation is to stick with 1-2 cups of coffee again. I'm not going to do that at this time. I want to see this through to the complete 60 days--today is day 29.

So I'll check back with you all next week ish--onward and upward one and all!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::9.1::****************::10.22::******::11.14::****::11.30::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout


45 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

moogy on 11/29/2011:
ha ha, yes, but they are so beautiful and the angel just wants to cuddle. It will take all my resistance just to seperate her from me. I know I am too soft, but they are little for such a short time. You are half way through, to far in to give up now, you keep up the good work biscotti:)


V on 11/30/2011:
Uh Oh I am sure you will sort all this out..Onward and upward!! Have a good day :)


Maria7 on 11/30/2011:
Hope your elbow feels better. Take good care of yourself and hope you have a good day. :-)


Umpqua on 11/30/2011:
Good luck with your caffeine adventures :) Have a good one!


legcramps on 11/30/2011:
Same to you! Have a good day :)


Maria7 on 12/04/2011:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)



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