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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. :-)



biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 28, 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:
Sat: Walk 35 min
Sun: Nothing

I am determined to get the wt trng in today and make it a routine from here on out. I just don't have a good excuse I'm afraid. (It doesn't take a gob of time.) I know how lazy I can get in our minorly cold (for the most part) weather. And I just don't want to come back here in a month or two and still NOT be in a wt trng routine.

I took the plunge and ordered a new computer over the weekend. The poor notebook I have now is a sad case. It has a paltry 480 MB of RAM, while the new one  has 8 GB--EXTREME woo-hoo for a notebook. The new PC has over 10 times as much hard drive capacity, which I'm sure I'll never fill.

The current one served me well for a zillion years with no real issues--a solid piece of machinery:-) Among other niggling things, it developed a noisy fan that sometimes sounds like it'll take off and fly away, but other than that it's been no trouble at all. I can only hope to get as lucky with the new one.

The (no) caffeine thing is still interesting. I will reach the halfway point of the 60 days soon. I have had some regular coffee the last few days. As I said it's interesting.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::9.1::****************::10.22::******::11.14::****::11.28::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout


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

grannyannie on 11/28/2011:
New notebook sounds great! Good workout plans for today. Enjoy your day!


Kati on 11/28/2011:
I haven't read "Overcoming Overeating". I have a similar title called "The end of Overeating". I'm reading "Eating Less" now, and it strongly advices NOT TO SHARE this info with anyone, hahaha. I mean, the info of me reading it. Weird. But the book is pretty good. My problem with these Overeating and Binge books is that they all part from the principle that the patient (aka reader) is bingeing and overeating, and is addicted to junk food. I'm not this case, period! I can overeat and heavily binge on vegetables! I never created addictions to McDonalds foods for example. I pretty much dislike pizzas (the status of it, and I never liked eating x different things (the toppings) at a time).


Umpqua on 11/28/2011:
Congrats on the new notebook! And good for you for committing to the weight training, I know too well how easy it is to get out of practice with exercise. Have a good one!


Kati on 11/28/2011:
humm, I'm going to look the site up, yes. :) "Eating Less" is a pretty good book anyway.


Kati on 11/28/2011:
what is nighttime eating? Is it something like a hunger that wakes you up in the middle of the night and sends you to mug the fridge's content?


grannyannie on 11/28/2011:
Re instant oatmeal- I never eat that either. I don't see the point. I use porridge oats and put it in the microwave -just as fast and tastier. I've been retraining my taste buds as well - I can eat porridge with no sweetener now.


liza36 on 11/28/2011:
How fun to get a new computer.

I understand the "no good excuse" but just not getting exercise in. I'm the queen of that! Just do it! (wasn't that the Nike slogan?) You'll feel better for doing it.


moogy on 11/28/2011:
I am like you, I used a minute amount of the capacity of my lap top!! I have faith that you will do what is best for you in the long run, you always seem to reach your goals one way or another:)


V on 11/28/2011:
Yayy for a new Notebook!! I am sure you got that workout in today :) I hope you had a stellar day!!


Just42day on 11/28/2011:
Hooray for the new notebook! thanks for your words of encouragement. Really appreciate them!


Maria7 on 11/29/2011:
Congratulations on getting your new computer...wow 8 gb! Fantastic! :-D


~WI~ on 11/29/2011:
Wooo hooo on the new computer! And way to go with the workouts!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 26, 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:
Wed: NordicTrack 14 min/1.3 mi (Pre-bkfst); Walk 45 min
Thur: NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi (Pre-bkfst); Walk 35 min
Fri: Nothing

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::9.1::****************::10.22::******::11.14::***::11.26::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout 


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

grannyannie on 11/26/2011:
Have a fabulous weekend! Good workouts!


grannyannie on 11/26/2011:
Thanks for comments! :) I think I've fought off the cold. Feel pretty good now although I couldn't do my full workout.


Umpqua on 11/26/2011:
Great workouts! And yes, I'm getting a lot of alone/down time this weekend and I'm enjoying it!


Kati on 11/26/2011:
Thanks for looking the cramps up in the home remedies book!!! :D I also have supplements here at home, called Magnesona, which is a liquid ampule, for the best and quickest absorption. Then, I have a huge bottle of horse-size pills: Calcium Magnesium Citrate. (I had two of these today before going to the pool, and MIRACLE, no cramps.) I also had two bananas yesterday night (boo for the diet, LOL) - so maybe these altogether, helped. I also drink a lot of water but that never was an issue. Sometimes in the morning, especially on gym days, I have 50+ oz water inside me by 9 am!


moogy on 11/26/2011:
I do have a little thing about lamb shanks, best part of the beast!! I hope that you having a good weekend biscotti:)


Maria7 on 11/26/2011:
Good on all that walking. What an inspiration you are to the rest of us. Maybe I can talk myself into walking on the treadmill after all...


thinkpositive on 11/27/2011:
Have a great day!


V on 11/27/2011:
Yes I was so close to a nice relaxing evening and I blew it!! Hahaha I did catch up will some well needed sleep today :) Hope you had a good weekend!!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 23, 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: Nothing

To all US Americans: Hope you have a lovely and safe Thanksgiving!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::9.1::****************::10.22::******::11.14::*::11.23::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout 


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

V on 11/23/2011:
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well Biscotti :)


moogy on 11/23/2011:
Nice to come back and see that you are still working at those little changes that are so important to you.:)


Maria7 on 11/23/2011:
And hope you have a good Thanksgiving also! :-D


thinkpositive on 11/24/2011:
And Happy Thanksgiving to you!


grannyannie on 11/24/2011:
Happy Thanksgiving! :-)


Umpqua on 11/25/2011:
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 22, 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: NordicTrack 26 min/2.4 mi (Pre-bkfst); Walk 35 min

This (no) coffee thing is proving difficult after falling off for that one day. On a good note, I seem to be losing my sweet tooth just a tiny bit. Amazingly I haven't had any chocolate in quite a while now. I'm getting back "on the wagon" tomorrow. I had two little (amounted to about 8 oz) coffees yesterday. I had a cup of coffee this morning too.

For anyone interested in dairy-free stuff, I tried a new creamer over the weekend. It's called So Delicious Dairy Free Original Coconut Creamer and it's made of coconut cream. It has fewer additives than the soy or rice milks I tried in my coffee last year. This one is actually specifically a creamer rather than a milk to be drunk. It happens to be fat-free. I really liked it! For info: www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com

I probably won't be purchasing any more until I get settled with my "caffeine (or no caffeine)" behavior after the 60 days is over. It's too tempting.

A little tidbit I heard while on hold (for 25 min) to get my name off of the mailing list for the American Heart Association: 1 hr of activity daily will add 2 hours to your life. Never heard that before--just a blurb, but I imagine there's a study about it.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::9.1::****************::10.22::******::11.14::*::11.22::

Plan for today: Toss-Up


60 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1299 * Calorie Goal = 1449 * Fat Goal = 32

Umpqua on 11/22/2011:
That creamer sounds good, I'll have to check it out. I had to LOL at your Jillian comment. Sure enough, I tried her yoga class today and after 2 minutes I realized it was going to be loud, fast music, commands being barked and a pace that was about 10 times as fast as what my other classes are. No thanks! I did try the P90x class and I was surprised that it was in line with what I'm used to and there was "breathing" and "time" to get through the motions haha. I will be doing that one again for sure :)


V on 11/22/2011:
LOL!! Well I guess if I ever "tested" myself with the energy drinks or coffee I would find myself in the same boat ;) Stay strong my friend!


~WI~ on 11/23/2011:
Have a great weekend! Interesting bit about the hour of exercise!


grannyannie on 11/24/2011:
Losing sweet tooth!? Wish I would. I don't get sweets very often and do find they are almost too sweet when I do have them. Dark chocolate seems to be just right now.



biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 21, 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: NordicTrack 13 min/1.1 mi (Pre-bkfst); Walk 35 min

Doin' all right--hope to get my wt trng in today!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::9.1::****************::10.22::******::11.14::*::11.21::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout


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

liza36 on 11/21/2011:
I'm proud of you for cutting out caffeine, I know we've mentioned it's a tough thing, but what I'm impressed about is that you have listened to your body and come to the conclusion that you don't need it/it's not good for you.

I was having a conversation with my sister over the weekend about caffeine, and she mentioned the same words as you - that it's medicating - and it truly disguises your body signals.

Have a great non-caffinated day!


V on 11/21/2011:
Enjoy your wt training!! Have a good day :)


Umpqua on 11/21/2011:
I hope you have a great week!


grannyannie on 11/21/2011:
Great on the caffeine. Sounds like some great workouts today! Enjoy your day!


~WI~ on 11/21/2011:
Have a great day!


Supercheese on 11/21/2011:
Hope you had a great weekend. and to rebound on liza, good job without the caffeine....Im trying but its hard! So far 13 days without! WOOT!


Kati on 11/22/2011:
Doing all right is good news! :) I thought "bricolage" was an English word, hahah... http://www.wordreference.com/definition/bricolage Well, it's a store where even non-professionals can easily find tools and equipements to mend sg in/around the house. It has only tools and materials (woods, carpets, etc.) for the house and lawns, gardening stuffs... no foods or toys, etc... I believe there are such stores in the US because I saw a series where the main character worked in one.


Kati on 11/22/2011:
and ye, no Walmarts here! :) We have Tesco, Auchan, Jumbo instead ... They're all the same! I guess Walmart is a bigger scale, nothing compares to it in Europe. We have plenty of shopping malls though, where individual stores are available to hop in and out, but the cashiers are separate and well, it's different. One has to walk and spend a lot to get everything from the list. Especially if it's a holiday (Christmas) special list for gifts, foods and clothings.


grannyannie on 11/22/2011:
You're spot on with some of my family telling me 'it's the holidays - enjoy yourself'. My sister knows how hard I've worked and she'll be very helpful, not too sure about the rest of them, and there are a LOT of family.


legcramps on 11/22/2011:
You're doing great with cutting out the caffiene. I don't know if I could be as determined as you are :)

I honestly don't think it's the shoes that are the problem... i've tried different kinds of shoes, been analyzed when I started running, and seem to always come up short - and with shin pain. I really think it might be a stress fracture or over-exertion injury, but i'll let my doctor figure that out. I know sometimes when I wear compression socks it helps a bit, which is why I keep thinking they're shin splints.


Kati on 11/22/2011:
I have special shoes, too. I have those shoes that claim to be toners and good for the spine, called MBT shoes. I just cannot wear them because of this stoopid rainy weather... They cost 200+ euros and I don't want them to suffer any damage because of extreme weather conditions :)



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