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biscottibody59 - Thursday May 09, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 65 min

Yes the "chesty" thing sounds bad. Especially when I joke that I didn't die:-) However, it doesn't warrant a dr's visit (or ER visit).  Unfortunately that symptom and concomitant other symptoms (various combinations thereof) sent me to the ER three times during perimenopause and early menopause. Yeah, I'm mentioning *that* word again.

The cascade of symptoms that culminate in the chest tightness start next to my left underarm and they increase or just sort of stay right there. Disturbing, but through all of this I've never had overt CHEST PAIN. This time around, I'm fairly sure the pushups (and soreness following) I did a couple of days ago were part of it all. (Speaking of, I need to do that workout again now that I'm past the soreness.) It's not a strenuous workout, but it had been awhile since I did any pushups and doing them in a crazy manner (rather than gradually) probably wasn't a good idea. Live and learn!

In fact, I don't know what chest pain is like--I'm thankful for that. I've had the "go to the ER, I'm pretty sure I'm having a heart attack, get monitored and blood tested for cardiac enzymes to rule out heart attack" three times. Following one of the ER visits I hired a cardiologist and then I had a treadmill stress test (using echocardiogram) and a 24-hr Holter monitor (which was very revealing). Lastly, I had a full-blown polysomnography (sleep study) and was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea--all done about 3 years ago.

BTW, I detailed all that sleep stuff here in my diary about three years ago.

All that to say, I know myself (and my primary dr (internist)) pretty well. I'm often my worst enemy. My lifestyle of late SUCKS. The "chesty" symptoms from time to time (actually quite rare) aren't going to leave me permanently until I change. As we all know even small changes are effective. Perseverance is difficult, but very key!

A shoutout to absent DD people: greengirl, selina, Maria7, mcwoo40, halley, moogy, WII, nita51, just42day, Donkey, breakaway, inmorning, h82bfat, geevee, stringbean, glycrina, shadetree, hopingforhealth, rader, lifestylechange, jolt, chidogs. Not a complete list, but . . .

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: One out of three meals on plan. Cardio goal met.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-9::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::******::5.9::5.12::

Plan for today: Housework, 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

OhioRaven on 05/09/2013:
Biscuit. It's good to know you're NOT going to Die on me. Even though your lifestyle SOCKS. It's Peace of Mind :v)


V on 05/09/2013:
Hey no need to go "beast mode" with the pushups straight away..Happy to hear it is just a soreness and nothing severe.. Have a great evening Biscotti :)


V on 05/10/2013:
Thanks for the link!! No wonder you were sore!! I do quite a few of the pushups in the Asylum but some of those WOW!! I am going to have to try a few..The triple clap is SICK but something to aspire for...Well one day ;), LOL



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 08, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Mon: Walk 15 min
Tues: Walk 65 min

I'm back on track after suffering (really more of a nuisance since I didn't die--haha) about 24 hrs with the chest tightness/soreness. In fact it mysteriously started about 24 hrs after the workout in question and ended just about 24 hrs later.

A shoutout to absent DD people: greengirl, selina, Maria7, mcwoo40, halley, moogy, WII, nita51, just42day, Donkey, breakaway, inmorning, h82bfat, geevee, stringbean, glycrina, shadetree, hopingforhealth, rader, lifestylechange, jolt, chidogs. Not a complete list, but . . .

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mon: One out of two meals on plan. Had two fruits.
Tues: Cardio goal met.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-8::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::******::5.8::5.11::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


Mon & Tues: 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

V on 05/08/2013:
Keep on with the shouts, maybe we will get all our peeps back with us :) Have a great evening Biscotti!


selina on 05/09/2013:
Chest tightness and soreness sounds bad. You should go check it out with a doctor, Biscotti!

biscottibody59 on 05/09/2013:
Thanks for your concern--you know I'd suggest the same thing to anyone else and I appreciate it! Yes it sounds bad.

Please look for an explanation in my next entry.



biscottibody59 - Monday May 06, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 30 min; Airdyne 5 min 

I'm down a little bit on this off-day weigh-in. I did well with food yesterday, exercise not so much. I think it was a little soreness from the day before's sissy (bent-knee) pushups (30 seconds worth at full tilt--no counting so I have no idea how many). At any rate my chest was sore or tight--tight wigs me out. This morning I realize it was more soreness than tightness.

So much for the (non) injury report--haha!

A shoutout to absent DD people: greengirl, selina, Maria7, mcwoo40, halley, moogy, WII, nita51, just42day, Donkey, breakaway, inmorning, h82bfat, geevee, stringbean, glycrina, shadetree, hopingforhealth, rader, lifestylechange, jolt, chidogs. Not a complete list, but . . .

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: Two meals out of three on plan. Had two fruits.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-6::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::*****::5.6::5.9::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

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

getmebackto150 on 05/06/2013:
I hope that you have a good day! Love your shout out:)


OhioRaven on 05/06/2013:
Tightness should wig us all out. Thanks for the info on adjusting the scale. I'm still learning, ( thanks to you guys). Have a great day, Biscuit.


Tangalyn~ on 05/06/2013:
love the shout out.. i really miss seeing some of those names!


grannyannie on 05/06/2013:
Have a great week! Miss some of those members!


Puddles on 05/06/2013:
Have a great day. It is really nice to see some of the older members of the DD post. Thank you for inviting them back. As a new member it is interesting to get their comments.


V on 05/06/2013:
Congrats on your loss!! Great shout outs as well, I miss them too! Have a great week Biscotti :)


selina on 05/08/2013:
Hi biscotti! So glad to see you are doing well and losing pounds! Sorry for being gone. Just so busy with stuff. Will post an entry. Thank you so much for the shout out!



biscottibody59 - Sunday May 05, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Short Walk; Burst (Interval-type) Training 5 min (actual movement)

I did a stepped up body-weight burst training session. It was only about 10 min including the rest in between "bursts." No counting of reps. It didn't kill me! I may get in the full Circ Wkt (with dumbbells) in today.

A shoutout to absent DD people: greengirl, selina, Maria7, mcwoo40, halley, moogy, WII, nita51, just42day, Donkey, breakaway, inmorning, h82bfat, geevee, stringbean, glycrina, shadetree, hopingforhealth, rader, lifestylechange, jolt, chidogs. Not a complete list, but . . .

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: One meal out of three on plan.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-5::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::****::5.5::5.8::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 9 hrs Sleep

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

OhioRaven on 05/05/2013:
Way to shout out to our lost flock. Keep up the good (burstly) work, Biscuit.


OhioRaven on 05/05/2013:
Wow ! Thanks, Biscuit.



biscottibody59 - Saturday May 04, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 25 min

Happy Saturday!

A shoutout to absent DD people: greengirl, selina, Maria7, mcwoo40, halley, moogy, WII, nita51, just42day, Donkey, breakaway, inmorning, h82bfat, geevee, stringbean, glycrina, shadetree, hopingforhealth, rader, lifestylechange, jolt, chidogs. Not a complete list, but . . .

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-4::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::****::5.4::5.7::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


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


biscottibody59 - Friday May 03, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 20 min

Happy Friday puppies, kitties and bears--and DD people of course!

I got a lot of restorative sleep last night (good ol' CPAP-therapy-assisted as is my routine and religion--haha). The CPAP therapy pretty much ensures I get restorative sleep whether it's 4 or 8 hours--it's all good! At any rate, I really needed the rest and sleep. Anything above 8 hrs for me is extremely rare and NOT something I need usually. I'm grateful for it today:-)

It is waay unseasonably cold today--the low was around 39F. I love hot weather when its supposed to be hot:-) Just for fun I checked the history on weatherunderground.com for what it was last year on this date--95F for the high.

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: One out of three meals on plan.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-3::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::****::5.3::5.6::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 9.5 hrs Sleep

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

JBGirl on 05/03/2013:
I'm glad the CPAP helped! I too am doing loads of housework and pushing myself a bit today. Keep up the good work.


V on 05/03/2013:
Happy Friday :)


OhioRaven on 05/03/2013:
Hope you have a good weekend, Biscuit.



biscottibody59 - Thursday May 02, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 20 min; Leaf Mulching 60 min; Mowing 2 hrs; Cleanup 10 min

I have no idea how much time I spent mowing yesterday--it was the number above, give or take a few minutes. The leaf blower/vacuum bit the dust, so I used the manual blower (aka broom) haha! I already had the switch rigged up in a special way starting about 7 years ago, so I think I got my money's worth out of that blower.

I never push myself with exercise these days. But I push the hell out of myself when I mow. I used to love mowing--now I hate it. I have to take more breaks and that's just a function of how unfit I've become. Just an observation/reminder that I can and should do this--push myself often.

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: One out of three meals on plan. Easily met the cardio goal.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1-2::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::****::5.2::5.5::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 4 hrs Sleep

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

Puddles on 05/02/2013:
Mowing the lawn is hard work. I remember before I retired I had an l.5 acres and every week had to be cut. It was a 2.5 hr job. I totally understand having to take a break.


V on 05/02/2013:
Just keep at it Biscotti :)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 01, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 55 min

Happy May Day!

:::: Change is good :: Change is hard :: Change is necessary ::::

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: Two out of three meals on plan. I ate two fruits.

Coffee Watch:
None 5.x
Some 5.1::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***::5.1::5.4::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

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

OhioRaven on 05/01/2013:
May is Great ! ! !


Puddles on 05/01/2013:
Starting the month of May with wonderful hot weather. I would call that a great beginning to a month. Have a great day.


grannyannie on 05/01/2013:
Happy May Day! Good plans you've made.


V on 05/01/2013:
Great plan slated today! Happy May Day as well :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 25 min

I may be getting back on track today--Happy Tuesday!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-30::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***::4.30::5.3::

Plan for today: Housework, 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

grannyannie on 04/30/2013:
Sounds like good plans for today. Have a good one!


OhioRaven on 04/30/2013:
Ok, back at it, Biscuit !


V on 04/30/2013:
Way to go Biscotti!! Gettum girly :)


hollybelle on 04/30/2013:
Hope you are doing well and feelig fine!



biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 29, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 157.2

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.4 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 30 min

Happy Monday!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-29::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***::4.29::5.2::

Plan for today: Housework, 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

thinkpositive on 04/29/2013:
Good going on the no caffeine. Happy Monday to you1


V on 04/29/2013:
Happy Monday to you as well Biscotti :)


IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Have a great day!



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