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biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 13, 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: Airdyne 31 min; Walk 35 min

Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

Challenge continues to look ugly, but I'll press on--no giving up this time:-) Chalk it up to some form of learning.

Pretty crummy night's sleep. I didn't do it on purpose, just kinda dozed off, but I slept without benefit of my CPAP machine for maybe a couple hours. Two things about that, I actually "slept" if you want to call it that. And the other is that I felt like a Mack truck had hit me when I woke up and "came to the surface." Not a pretty night, but a learning experience nevertheless. And I don't totally feel like sh*t this morning. Live and learn. Live STUPID and learn ANYWAY . . . yeah, that's it;-)

Off the wall/interesting way to promote a book. Nevermind that it's cold down here in Texas: Pastor, Wife to Spend 24 Hours on Church Roof "Sexperimenting"

They started the clock at 5 this morning!

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.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.13:

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep 

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

liza36 on 01/13/2012:
Too bad about the sleep. Is a little caffeine in your future for today? I like your attitude of not giving up no matter how "ugly" it is. I must adopt that! Progress not perfection, right?


V on 01/13/2012:
Sorry you had a rough night :( Hopefully you will get a good night's rest. LOL to the Pastor and his wife. Sex sells books ;) hahaha Have a good day!


Umpqua on 01/13/2012:
I hope you get some better sleep tonight. I guess sex sells anything haha!


grannyannie on 01/13/2012:
Hope you get some quality sleep tonight. Yep, sex sells!

I know most, if not all, of your meals will be on plan next week!


moogy on 01/13/2012:
Love the saying " Live stupid and learn" you should copyright that one biscotti. Sorry for the rough night and what has turned into a bit of a rough week, I have no doubt you will not give up and the challenge will make a reappearance:)


Maria7 on 01/13/2012:
Hope you have a better nite's sleep tonite. :-) Thanks for your comment...it helps to know someone else has been through the same or similar situation and empathizes with you.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 12, 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: Airdyne 31 min; Walk 15 min

Still at it. As I mentioned below, my caffeine intake is confined (as of yesterday) to the morning. I feel good about this. I'm not going to cut it out completely anytime soon. I'm not planning to even try. No caffeine while I'm trying to establish a major diet change, as I've found, is pie in the sky!

I've been reading The Truth About Caffeine by Marina Kushner. One of the more surprising studies (that I'd never heard of) is that the half-life of caffeine is much longer (and of course it depends on the woman's metabolism) in oral contraceptive takers. In other words, caffeine potentially affects birth control pill users for a much longer time than someone not taking The Pill.

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. 

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.12:

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

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

supercheese on 01/12/2012:
Yep. Just took the blood test so I'm crossing my fingers it isn't it :D Do you get headaches if you don't drink coffee? It use to happen to my parents until they decided to just go cold turkey. Best of luck!


Umpqua on 01/12/2012:
It's amazing how much The Pill affects everything else. My good friend was a smoker on the pill for years and I really worried about her - I had a young co-worker die from a pulmonary embolism from the smoking/pill combo, scary stuff. It's s shame they haven't come up with a better non-hormonal contraceptive yet.


grannyannie on 01/12/2012:
Good luck on getting back on meal plans. I don't do well with too much caffeine!

I'm an ex-smoker and wasn't allowed to keep taking the pill after 35. Didn't matter for much longer though as I went through menopause and quit smoking at age 40!


liza36 on 01/12/2012:
That's an interesting study with caffeine/the pill. I'm still messing around with my diet coke habit. Yesterday I had none, as of 8 AM this morning I was chugging it. Habit is hard to break.


WII on 01/12/2012:
Caffeine is hard to break for sure. I went from drinking about a 12 pack of diet pop a day, to only about 2 glasses of tea and the rest water. It is rough and I do crave it. But I also found my stomach is deflating and that I'm actually tired at bedtime LOL PLUS an added benefit, it has helped curb my hunger not being hyped on caffeine all day. Don't know if that is scientific or not but it is what it is for me!


h82bfat on 01/12/2012:
I still have a cup or two of coffee in the morning, but I remember when I cut soda out - OMG - I had headaches like crazy (obviously I used to drink ALOT of soda). That was 5 years ago. I dropped 10 lbs just from cutting out all of the soda AND that's the ONLY 10 lbs that I've managed to keep off consistantly since then..... don't know why I can't stick with cutting anything else out. Another mystery of the universe I guess!


Maria7 on 01/12/2012:
You are the one I want to tell...today is my 4th day without diet sodas! :-D


Maria7 on 01/12/2012:
PS...except for one cup of caffeinated coffee in the mornings, I drink decaf tea and coffee the rest of the day. :-D


moogy on 01/12/2012:
Love the random info on coffee and birth control, only you come up with these interesting facts biscotti:) I hope that you manage to find out what is stopping you from staying with the plan:)


V on 01/12/2012:
It was a good day, exception of the one weirdo..I guess ya can't win em all...Hahaha Have a good evening :)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 11, 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 10 min

Oh. Yeah. Forgot to mention. This challenge can't be done if I let myself get hungry. I did that yesterday and I set myself up early on to screw up. I had forgotten that little tidbit after the original challenge like this I had done early in December. Once I got on an even keel with that one it was a veritable breeze--haha! It seems sooo simple, but it's also very doable.

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.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.11:

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 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 01/11/2012:
Hang in there, you'll get back on track! Have a great day!


moogy on 01/11/2012:
It was always going to be a tough challenge biscotti! Tody is a new day, onward:) Nice sleep hours:)


moogy on 01/11/2012:
I suppose if I knew he didn't still love me as well I would have given up on him. However, his emotional baggage is something he doesn't want to deal with and living with me would make him have to deal with it. Love is love and will not be denied:) We started going out with each other when I was 15 and he was 16, it was literally love at first sight, like the world stopped turning and everything went quiet, we have had our up's and down's but that love has never faded. My heart is still full:)


V on 01/11/2012:
I am sure this will all come together for you Biscotti :) have a good evening!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 10, 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: Airdyne 25 min; Walk 17 min

I'm down a tad on my weigh-in--chipping away once again. I would now (in this sentence) be writing about BMs, so I'll just go ahead and spare you all for now--haha! Though writing about not writing about them is still writing about them:-)

Didn't really have a flood yesterday, but we need a rainy day like that about once a week for the foreseeable future. Maybe we'll get lucky:-)

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.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.10:

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep 

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

liza36 on 01/10/2012:
You're off to a good start with your 4-day challenge. However I notice only 5 hours of sleep. What happened? You and I know how sleep is so important. I'm currenly blaming all my problems on the lack of sleep!


grannyannie on 01/10/2012:
Agree, you've got to get enough sleep. I am most tempted to binge when I'm tired.


grannyannie on 01/10/2012:
Yes, shopping! Fun!


supercheese on 01/10/2012:
Have a great day!! I think I'm gonna start doing stats lie you do


Kati on 01/10/2012:
My mother is on the other side of the fence - she gets too much sleep. She goes to sleep as soon as she gets home (5 pm) from work and wakes up at 4h30 am to prepare and go to work. Her life is pretty much restricted to the following activities on a daily basis: sleep, drive, work, drive, sleep.


legcramps on 01/10/2012:
Looks good! Nice challenge to keep you motivated.


Umpqua on 01/10/2012:
LOL, is that an omission of an emission? Yeah, I'm a dork. Sounds like you're doing well with the challenge!


h82bfat on 01/10/2012:
Down a "tad" is still down! I ran into a neighbor today at the gym & she asked me if I used the scale in the locker room. I was like heck no! I've got a digital at home that gives me ounces - becus I celebrate every stinking one!!


moogy on 01/10/2012:
So one good day down:)Great:) Hope you get a couple of more hours sleep in tonight biscotti:)


Maria7 on 01/10/2012:
Congrats on being down on your weigh in. Yes, I was hoping to find a church in need of a pianist but haven't so far. I really don't 'have' to be a musician in church, it is just that I am so 'used' to playing the piano in church during the songs. :-)


V on 01/10/2012:
:) hahahaha!!! OMG Biscotti, you have me crying over here.. Keep chipping away at it ;) Have a good evening!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 09, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.6

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=29.0 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity:
Sat: Airdyne 25 min; Walk 35 min
Sun: Airdyne 25 min; Walk 32 min

4-Day Challenge (M-T-W-Th): 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:-)

In other extremely breaking news--haha--we're supposed to have some soaking rains today and tomorrow--we're still in a drought. Looks a little floody out there right now:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*****************::1.9:

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


Sat: 30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 60 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

liza36 on 01/09/2012:
Good luck with your 4-day challenge. You can do it (#3)!


grannyannie on 01/09/2012:
Good luck on your challenge, I know you'll meet it!

Agree with muscle loss. The scale has a number I like but my tummy and boobs are not as small as before. Got to be muscle loss.


V on 01/09/2012:
Your rain is supposed to head our way on Wednesday..It has been nearly 2 months without rain for us..I hope you have a good week :)


Umpqua on 01/09/2012:
I hope the flooding isn't too bad for you. Good luck with the new challenge!


moogy on 01/09/2012:
OK, so you are off and running on this challenge. I will check in every day and see how you are going, sounds tough but I am sure you can do it:) Keep dry biscotti:)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 07, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.6

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=29.0 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Airdyne 25 min; Walk 20 min

I'm just going to abandon the challenge 'til Monday. Too much going on--head just isn't in it right now. I'm just glad I'm able to feel like I'll get my head/body back into it. We all know the alternative. Some form of vigilance is mandatory!

Weighed in this morning (as I do on a Saturday from time to time) and am down just a bit. Yesterday I ate just right (health-supporting) 'til supper. By that time I really noticed how quickly cravings were cut, so even though I didn't eat on plan at that time, I wasn't ravenous in mind or stomach:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*****************::1.7::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

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

grannyannie on 01/07/2012:
The porridge tastes best when made completely with full fat milk but none of us would ever do that! LOL.


h82bfat on 01/07/2012:
Good job eating "just right" & controling those cravings! No easy task - if you ask me, anyway!!


Umpqua on 01/07/2012:
RE the nutritional yeast, I think I was putting it on my cat's food years ago when she had kidney problems and we were trying to bulk her up. I've done flax seeds on salads and I don't mind those, but I don't recall using the yeast on anything. When I worked in a natural foods store many years ago we sold huge bulk bags of the stuff. One of my jobs was to portion it out into smaller bags and it was not a pleasant smell as I recall! We sold a lot of it though so people must have found something decent to do with it.


V on 01/07/2012:
I am sure once you sort things out, you will be just fine Biscotti! Can't keep a good girl like you down, no sir! I hope the rest of your weekend goes well :)


Maria7 on 01/07/2012:
Hope you are having a good day. Plant based eating sounds good. :-) I've been trying to do more of that also.


moogy on 01/07/2012:
I am sure that 'a bit' is well received:) You are right vigilance is always a neccessity and mandatory for success:) Sounds like you had a good day yesterday, always a bonus not to feel as if you could eat anything that isn't nailed down!!


Donkey on 01/08/2012:
I agree with your approach. You can do the challenge when the time is right for you! Proper mindset makes all the difference! WOOT!



biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 06, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 164.4

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=29.1 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. --Carl Sagan

For my activity:
Fri: NordicTrack 23 min/2.2 mi; Walk 30 min; Housework/Cleaning curtains/Rehanging them 2 hrs
Sat: Yardwork/Leaf Blowing 1 hr
Sun & Mon: Nothing
Tues: Walk 45 min
Wed & Thur: Nothing
Fri: Airdyne 22 min (Pre-bkfst); Walk 34 min (Pre-bkfst)
Sat: Airdyne 23 min (Pre-bkfst); Walk 34 min (Pre-bkfst)
Sun: Airdyne 23 min (Pre-bkfst); Walk 34 min (Pre-bkfst)
Mon: Nothing
Tues: Airdyne 23 min; Walk 34 min
Wed: Walk 35 min
Thur: Groom doggie abt 60 min
Fri: Walk 50 min
Sat-Tues: Nothing
Wed: Walk 32 min
Thur: Nothing

Excuse me while I cut to the chase:
4-Day Challenge (F-S-S-M): 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 dammit--it's only 4 days . . . dammit:-)

The holidays were brutal with the food (and I cooperated). I think I'm on track again, but I think it would be in my best overall interest to get back to posting on a regular basis:-) I need to stop the bleeding--haha--NOW! Happy 2012!

I can't believe how good I felt eating starch- and plant-based with no fat added. Leaving aside the weight loss, some symptoms that completely annoy me from time to time vanished. I had to pinch myself!

My backslide happened this way: I let one meal go with other choices, then the bottom dropped out on the whole plan, except for the occasional breakfast. I got very lazy and complacent. (And I have a tendency to tell myself I don't feel all that bad and I'm okay, blah blah blah.) Not to mention I wasn't eating a ton at night. So when I couple the poor choices and lack of exercise, it adds up to a weigh-in yesterday at a staggering 164.4# on NOT my usual weigh-in day (Tuesday). I wasn't all that shocked.

I have no reason not to eat 95% plant-based (a starch at each meal and no added fat) for the rest of my life (rest of my life--haha!).  I would be an idiot not to after last month's revelations/challenge of eating this way. Change is hard (no question about that). Learning is a lifelong process. Onward and upward y'all!


I had a curious symptom during those 8ish days of pretty great health-supporting eating. It prompted me to check it out in an internettish way where I eventually came across this hilarious entry: I see many of us have a similar experience. I had it years ago where the button hole stunk, It had returned after several years of without scent, but about a year ago I had gained a bit of weight after an injury and started to get a minor irritation in the lint catcher. I noticed the lint trapped was hard and a bit sticky and stunk worse than hell. After cleaning lint from button occasionally maybe once or twice a week, It seemed to be more and more often that it would be a gob of smelly sticky fur like an animal had died inside. I had been cleaning more often dumping liquid soap into button hole, helps for awhile but not forever, sometimes gets tender and oily, I often wondered if something was coming from inside the guts. I cleaned out the outfit yesterday and was fine but had an itch tonight and about gagged from the gut ****, So I looked it up finally and found the rest of the smelly belly button club, Thank you for making me feel welcome.

How great is "button hole" as a name for navel, belly button, umbilicus--a new reference for me!

On another off-the-wall subject, I was listening to a radio program a couple days ago, and the hosts brought up Jan-Michael Vincent (he of full frontal nudity fame in Buster and Billie). I looked up a recent picture of him--life hasn't been too kind to him. He apparently also had a few major brushes with death over the years. Think Gary Busey, but dragged through a keyhole many more times. I just thought J-MV had died some years ago.

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

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

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

Kati on 01/06/2012:
LOL ... the smelly belly button club! :D I admit I do belong to there, too. And as my skin doesn't really follow the weight-loss, I think it's something to stay forever. BTW I also cook without added fat. And tastes alter so much, I haven't been touching fried stuff for years and I don't have the minor will to do so. Even when I binge, I binge on sweets and carbs, not fats. Well, it's enough to gain weight so it's nothing to be too proud of...


Kati on 01/06/2012:
ohhh btw I have some books to share, if you don't mind downloading them: Locked Up for Eating too much: The Diary of a Food Addict in Rehab: http://ifile.it/khos0e/__Locked_Up_for_Eating_Too_Much__The_Diary_of_a_Food_Addict_in_Rehab.l_57x2jnnzjx67xt.pdf

A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery - When the Benefits Outweigh the Costs: http://ifile.it/qr8sax/__A_Diary_of_Gastric_Bypass_Surgery__When_the_Benefits_Outweigh_the_Costs.l_57x2jnnzjx67xt.pdf

Weight training basics for Men and Women (this is, to motivate you in 2012!): http://ifile.it/ivwelc/__Weight_Training_Basics.l_57x2jnnzjx67xt.pdf


moogy on 01/06/2012:
Hah! I always have to keep my button hole nice and clean and powdered, it is so deep I can get about two thirds of my pointy finger into it! It has always been a joke in my family and yes, if I don't keep it looked after it does get smelly, nice!! Sounds like you have found a solution to your health problems, definetly a reason to stick with it, but, undoubably a hard but worthwhile road to travel:) Have a good weekend biscotti:)


gymtime on 01/06/2012:
dang"now i have a urge to check my button too..blah


V on 01/06/2012:
Sorry that the holidays were brutal to you, I KNOW you will tackle this Biscotti and LOL to the stinky buttonhole!!! I am crying over here!!!! You are too much!


Umpqua on 01/07/2012:
LOL on the much neglected button hole ;) It seems the plant-based eating was really working for you so good for you for doing it again. Not that the holidays are done I'm sure it will be much easier for you to focus. Hope you're having a good weekend!


grannyannie on 01/07/2012:
The porridge I buy is Scott's Porage Oats. I make it with 100ml of skimmed milk and 150ml of water. Then a splash of milk when it's done. I'm lazy and nuke it for 3 minutes but it does taste even better when cooked on the stove.


grannyannie on 01/07/2012:
Oh, and my family all make fun of me when I call it porridge as they only know the word from Goldilocks and the 3 bears!

Good workouts!



biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 16, 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: Nothing

I'd really like to get my wt trng done and gather some momentum. Wouldn't that be nice. I added my goals for this new way of eating below.

Peace of mind has been in short supply for me the last few years. It started years before my mother's death. Unfortunately the avalanche of outcomes good and bad and the way I approached certain situations and people sort of make my mother's death just a tiny blip on the entire deal.

I'm just glad I'm shedding the skin and shell and whatever of THAT PERSON. That person is not me and damn but it's taken awhile for me to arrive at this point. I could write about six entries on this subject, but that's for another day or six--haha!

Late Update . . .
Gonna take a break from here for a bit--not sure when I'll be back. I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday time! Merry Christmas if you celebrate! Happy New New Year to you all!

Update 12.28.11 . . .
Not an update at all--not back to posting just yet. While I was doing a private entry something made it look like I updated a public entry--for lack of a better explanation. Cheers all--safe travels for the New Year!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*********::12.16::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


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

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

Umpqua on 12/16/2011:
That peace of mind goal is the toughest, right? I think some people go through their entire lives without mastering it, I know many of them haha. I've been forcing myself to meditate lately to deal with some major family stress. And really clearing out my mind is more difficult for me than any fitness exercise I've ever done. Have a good weekend biscotti!


liza36 on 12/16/2011:
Ah, peace of mind. A perfect goal and sometimes hard to attain. I admire you for changing the person you did not like. That can be hard and especially with family difficulties. All the best to you. Your goals are great.


V on 12/16/2011:
Shedding the layers can be tough at times but that person that emerges will be a superbeing! Wishing for all the best for you <3 Have a good evening


Umpqua on 12/17/2011:
Happy holidays biscotti and I hope you have a very Happy New Year!


Maria7 on 12/18/2011:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too! :-D


supercheese on 12/21/2011:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!


greengirl on 12/26/2011:
I hope you've had a good christmas Biscotti, and I'm wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year. I hope 2012 will bring you some rest and peace of mind.


Umpqua on 12/28/2011:
Waves at your unintended public entry ;) Happy New Year!


Kati on 12/28/2011:
Peace of mind would be great to me, too. Too bad there are stressers, but we need some challenge from time to time, don't we... Get your weight training done, and you'll be one step closer to the inner peace... Accomplishments help big time.


Donkey on 12/28/2011:
That thing you said about (paraphrasing) shedding the skin of the person who is not you.... that is gonna stick with me for a long time! I can feel the wheels turning in my head as I write this (LOL)...


~WI~ on 12/28/2011:
Peace of mind is beautiful. I finally found it and even when life is spinning crazy around me, I can always find my center. Have a Happy New Year!


V on 12/29/2011:
Hey Biscotti! I missed ya,I hope all is going well for you :) Happy New Year


Maria7 on 12/30/2011:
Hey there! Thinking of ya today. Hope you are having a real good day. :-D


V on 01/01/2012:
:)


Maria7 on 01/01/2012:
Happy New Year to you, too! :-D Hope you've been having a good day.


liza36 on 01/03/2012:
Happy New Year, and enjoy your hiatus from DD. Don't stay away too long!


Kati on 01/03/2012:
Happy New Year! There's a newly registered person who says she knows you from 10 yrs back ;-) That's something!!! Woohoo. She's called Dear Diarist.


TinaAnn on 01/03/2012:
Hey, Biscotti! I just searched my old nickname and found a comment you left under my last entry 3 years after I entered it. I feel honored that you remembered and missed me after all that time. Well, I am here again. My old nickname was Crittermama. Ask me anything. I'll tell ya. Dear Diarist is an old friend, too. Look her up!


Maria7 on 01/04/2012:
Hey there...hope you are doing well. :-D


moogy on 01/04/2012:
I am back after my break. I hope that you are doing well and that all things fall into place for you this year:)


Maria7 on 01/05/2012:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 15, 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: NordickTrack 13 min/1.1 mi; Walk 45 min

Pretty good day even though I didn't eat enough yesterday. Got sidetracked by phone call from semi-long-lost friend. Good friend--good call!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*********::12.15::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk


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

Umpqua on 12/15/2011:
I love those days when I get sidetracked from eating - doesn't happen very often for me though! Hope you have a nice evening.


V on 12/15/2011:
Good deal on the long lost friend reunion being a good thing :) Some of mine are lost for a reason ;) hahaha!! Keep up the awesome job! Have a good evening :)


Maria7 on 12/15/2011:
Distraction can be a good thing! :-D


Dear Diarist on 01/03/2012:
Hello there! I am anxious to read lots of your last entries to see how you are. As you can see, I am back in a red hot mess with my weight. Somehow I received this kind of gift from the universe to try to get things back together health wise. Stella S.



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.......



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