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biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 28, 2011
(Keep My Wt Trng On Track :: Eat Reasonably Well)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


For my activity:
Mon: Walk 20 min; Jog 1 min/Walk 3 min x 7
Tues: Walk 35 min
Wed: Walk 20 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (6 min)

I increased my dumbbells to 15.5# each for my wt trng. I'll add another round of reps next session, so I'll probably stay at this poundage of dumbbells for awhile. Assuming I get the next one in before the end of July, I will have a pretty good record for the month. And I can tell I've improved--practical, everyday activities are easier--woo-hoo!

Exercise Repetitions
Shoulder Press 15
Abs (bicycle crunch::other::leg lift::bicycle crunch) 45::20::20::45
Reverse Leg Lift 35 each leg
Pushups: Sissy :: Military :: Sissy 18::13::18
Bent Over Row 18 each arm
Calf Raises 65
Deadlift 15
Chair Dip 22
Mountain Climber 15
Alternating Lunge 10 each leg
Side Abs 20 each side
Squat 16
Abs Again 45::20::20::45
Upright Row 10
Triceps Kickback 10 each arm
Biceps Curl 10 each arm
All moves done with 15.5# dumbbells except
Abs, Pushups, Lg Lifts, Mtn Clmbrs and Ch Dips.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.5::7.8::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.24::7.27::7.30::

Plan for today: Walk, Jog/Walk, Short Bike Ride


80 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32
  

KathyBlue on 07/28/2011:
wow, the table is so cool, very well elaborated plan! :) Have fun as always, teenager :)


hollybelle on 07/28/2011:
Read your comments. Good to have that info. I have figured out a few things.....like riding my current bike over a certain milage makes the muscles around the nerve that give me the problem (probably compressed as well, but I don't want to actually know) tighten up and cause the sciatica. It is better, mostly , but still twingy. it's good to exchange symptoms and things that helped with someone else, though I appreciate it. I'm doing better this week. It comes and goes and I haven't had any ibuprophen all day today!!! God work on your workouts! Wow, girl!


Umpqua on 07/28/2011:
Nice routine and you've got some serious weight lifting going on! I really wish I didn't have to count calories, but my weight tends to creep up when I don't. When combined with regular exercise, it's the only thing that has worked for me. I do hope some day it will be intuitive for me and I won't need to do it regularly.


moogy on 07/28/2011:
OK, now I am a little embarrassed at my meagre exercises, but I suppose we all have to start somewhere. Good for you biscotti, you are doing wonderfully. Have a great day:)


V on 07/28/2011:
Stellar routine Biscotti :) I love it!!! I am certain your day will go well!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 25, 2011
(Keep My Wt Trng On Track :: Eat Reasonably Well)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 15 min
Sun: Walk 15 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (10 min)

Oh well, didn't get the wt trng in 'til yesterday. (I'm okay with the short sleep night because I've gotten 7 hrs just about every night the previous 5-6 days.)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.5::7.8::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.24::7.27::

Plan for today: Walk, Jog/Walk, Short Bike Ride


60 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32

selina on 07/25/2011:
Dear Biscotti, I can't believe I haven't been to yoga in nearly one month! Too much going on this summer, and now this stupid cold.... I'm soooo glad to hear your shingles are getting better - I can't imagine the ichyness that is not even there, how annoying would that be.... stay well!


V on 07/25/2011:
Have a great day!!!


Umpqua on 07/25/2011:
Take care and have a good one!


thinkpositive on 07/25/2011:
Enjoy the exercise- nice combination.


hollybelle on 07/25/2011:
Yes!!! Fill me in on the stuff from a year ago.....when you can - send message via FB if more approiate to do so!


moogy on 07/25/2011:
I am so glad that you are having a better run at the sleeping. That has got to help with your general health and feelings of well being. I am fine with the calories. I dare say that by the end of the week I will be sitting on around 1500. Thank you for always caring:)


liza36 on 07/26/2011:
Sounds like you are doing well. Definitely not the same You as last year, I agree, and thank goodness for that. Have a great day!


Maria7 on 07/26/2011:
Sounds like you are getting your exercise in. Hope you are having a good day. :-)


mcwoo40 on 07/27/2011:
Stopped to say hello,trying to get through everyone,keep up the good work :)


moogy on 07/27/2011:
Thank you for stopping by and giving me some support. I appreciate it. I hope you are going well and still sleeping well.:)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 23, 2011
(Keep My Wt Trng On Track :: Eat Reasonably Well)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


For my activity:
Mon: Walk 40 min
Tues: Walk 25 min;
Jog 1 min/Walk 3 min x 7 (both walk and jog/walk--the street as usual);
Walk 15 min (treadmill at crummy fitness ctr--good treadmills though:-);

Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (10 min)
Wed: Walk 15 min
Thur: Walk 15 min
Fri: Walk 25 min; Jog 1 min/Walk 3 min x 7

I started a very conservative jogging/running program. My Day 2 outing was yesterday. I wasn't as tentative as Day 1--life affirming after a couple of my outings (and a few other nightmares of life and health) from last year. This is definitely not the me (physical or mental) of last year--I'm as grateful as I can be for that! It's in my rearview mirror--still visible, but I get farther and farther away from it every day!

I hit 3500 hrs on my CPAP machine--it's essential to my good sleep habits along with this, that and the other--haha!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.5::7.8::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.23::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout


90 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32
 

moogy on 07/23/2011:
I know what you mean about the rearview mirror. When you have been close to the edge it is hard not to notice all the little things that wouldn't have meant anything before. You are doing great and still laughing, go for you girl!!


V on 07/24/2011:
Alrighty!! I hope you had the chance to get to pump some iron!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)


hollybelle on 07/24/2011:
Yay for things in the REARview! No circling back around and heading in their direction either, right? Good post - caused me to pause and reflect. That's a good sign. Happy that you have begun the jogging program. I have thought about it. I'd like to run 5K. My sciatica has begun to act up and I'm afraid of aggregavating it. I may give it a shot, though - why not. I think we are about the same weight right now. I'm guessing as I don't have scales in the house. Hang in there - I'll keep looking in to see how the running is going.


greengirl on 07/24/2011:
It seems like you have come through your problems (life and health) with an amazing attitude. Thank you for your supportive comments and advice over the last few months.


Umpqua on 07/24/2011:
You are certainly mixing it up with the exercise, good going!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 18, 2011
(Keep My Wt Trng On Track :: Eat Reasonably Well)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 20 min
Sun: Walk 35 min

I have another wt trng session on tap for today. Was supposed to get it in yesterday, but taday will work just as well. As long as I don't miss more than a couple days over my scheduled day I'm doing okay. This adds just one--not a big deal.

Not insignificant: we're supposed to break below the 100s*F for highs--it's been at least 100*F here for about 6 weeks and we've had no rain during that time. So there's also a chance (10-15%) of rain for the next few days. Then it'll probably be back to the usual.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.5::7.8::7.11::7.14::7.18::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32

Umpqua on 07/18/2011:
Wow, enjoy your break from those infernal temps - I can't believe how well you're doing with exercise in that weather!


V on 07/18/2011:
We are hoping for a nice long soaking here as well... Our rainy season so far is a bust :( I feel for ya..Hey enjoy that workout!! Have a good day!!!


geevee on 07/18/2011:
The science based medicine link you gave me was most informative.Reading about the pain and suffering, esp. an aftermath attack was scarey! For the moment what eases my anxiety about shingles is thinking of the strong boost my system must have gotten about 20 yrs. after I had had the chicken pox when all my children were sick with it inaddition to my husband. His atack was so badhe looked like a monster and boy! did he suffer. I guess I had 4-6 weeks of exposure. And then there were so many years in thepublic schools when my body was under constant assault. Maybe so much exposure plus the vaccine will help me avoid getting shingles. What a nasty disease!

I appreciate all of your information.


legcramps on 07/18/2011:
So glad you're feeling better BB. Take it easy and good job on the exercise!


greengirl on 07/18/2011:
I can't even contemplate what it must be like living and exercising in those sorts of temperatures ! We think we are having a good summer if we string together a few days in the 70s !!


selina on 07/18/2011:
Hi there Biscotti! Oh how I hate the high temps.... I hope you get some cooler weather soon. And I hope the shingles are not bothering you any longer.... Stay well!


geevee on 07/19/2011:
What remains in my mind from reading the science based medicine link is thedescription of the woman trying to describe the pain - "like being stabbed again and again with an ice pick."


thinkpositive on 07/20/2011:
Hope you get a break from the heat. it's hard to manage with the high heat for any length of time.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 16, 2011
(Keep My Wt Trng On Track :: Eat Reasonably Well)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 15 min
Wed: Nothing but driving
Thur: Walk 15 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (4 min)
Fri: Walk 25 min

I bumped up my dumbbell wt for my circuit wkt to 13 pounds--feels good to make progress for a change.

Of course exercise is good for many things:-) Definitely babied myself on the last three--I do not want to overtax my currently healthy elbow.

Exercise Repetitions
Shoulder Press 15
Abs (bicycle crunch::leg lift::bicycle crunch) 40::15::40
Reverse Leg Lift 35 each leg
Pushups: Sissy :: Military :: Sissy 16::11::16
Bent Over Row 18 each arm
Calf Raises 65
Deadlift 15
Chair Dip 20
Mountain Climber 14
Alternating Lunge 12 each leg
Side Abs 25 each side
Squat 16
Abs Again 40::15::40
Upright Row 10
Triceps Kickback 10 each arm
Biceps Curl 5 each arm
All moves done with 13# dumbbells except
Abs, Pushups, Lg Lifts, Mtn Clmbrs and Ch Dips.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.5::7.8::7.11::7.14::7.17::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride


60 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32

moogy on 07/16/2011:
Well done biscotti! I think you are wise to go carefully with your dodgy bits. Funny how we seem to be gaining joints etc. that don't work properly. I couldn't be age could it?


V on 07/16/2011:
NICE!!! You are going full force with this :) Great routine Biscotti!!


h82bfat on 07/16/2011:
Awesome routine, especially with 13lb wghts! Takes dedication to do that! I keep thinking about doing it (again).... Hope u have a great weekend!


geevee on 07/16/2011:
What concerned me about the vaccine is that it contains a live virus. Somewhere in the back of my mind I recall hearing that live viruses can cause the disease, not just the mild reaction that gives you protection against the disease. Am I thinking about one of the polio vaccines?

The person at Walgreen's knew zilch and couldn't tell me if a prescription was required to get the vaccine. Walgreen's doesn't carry it.

With all the blood work my Dr. does, and with the platelet level low the last time, I want to be sure that I'll be able to take the vaccine without negative effect. The methotrexate I take for arthritis is some strong drug!The Dr. lowered the dose after the platelet episode. This drug affects the immune system so I want to be sure it's okay and have my Dr. in town when I take it.

Do you know if the severity of chicken pox has anything to do with who eventually gets shingles? Just wondering.


hollybelle on 07/16/2011:
Thanks for the tips on the shoulder pain. I think I got this for a combo of reasons that just stacked up against me. Riding bike with wrong kind of handle bar for distances I'm riding, turbo jam with hand weights the whole time two days in a row, sitting in a cool windy outside ampitheatre last night for a play and no chiropractor for about 3-4 months.


greengirl on 07/16/2011:
Awesome routine Biscotti !!


mcwoo40 on 07/17/2011:
Here's to another great week ahead,i hope :)))



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 12, 2011
(Keep My Wt Trng On Track :: Eat Reasonably Well)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


For my activity: Walk 15 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (8 min)

My workout started out a bit sluggishly yesterday, I completed it ALL and felt great at the end--what a relief! Everything's easier even with this just being the 3rd in a row as scheduled. I've added reps, my squats were deeper and I'm just about ready to raise my dumbbell to the next higher wt. I'm not sore, which to me is a plus--soreness is a demotivator personally--must be an age thing;-) I figure if I live long enough the aches and pains will come as they will--haha!

Not to dwell on it, but I wanted to respond to some of the shingles comments: I'm doing well. I'm about 4 weeks past the very first symptoms and I can't emphasize  how important it is to get the antiviral prescription once you get the rash. That's what I think must have made it easier for me. (My rash showed up 4 weeks ago this Saturday.)

Once I get the word that my cornea is completely healed (and I can go back to my contact lenses) I'm going to declare myself 99%--simply because I expect from everything I've learned that the post-herpetic pain (which so far is the itching for me) can linger for weeks/months. I WILL be getting the vaccine. Period. I just have to find out when is the best time since I'm still recovering and don't want to overtax my body unneccessarily.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.21-4.2 (13 in a row)::***appx 31 wkts missed***::7.5::7.8::7.11::7.14::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride


90 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32

h82bfat on 07/12/2011:
I'm glad to hear you're gonna be up to 99% soon! I've only been functioning at 75% for years now!! ;c) Seriously though - glad things are improving for you.


~Moody~ on 07/12/2011:
So glad to hear that you're doing well regarding the shingles..Please continue to keep us posted~

Good for you for getting 3 workouts done in a row~You should be proud of yourself~Feels great huh!


Umpqua on 07/12/2011:
You are doing SO well, I was just telling my hubby what a strong person you are. I'm sure the antiviral played a major role, but I also think living a healthy and active lifestyle makes illness recovery that much quicker and easier.


moogy on 07/12/2011:
I haven't heard of a vaccine here, but then again, I had never known anyone to have them until three of us at church got them sequentially. I am fortunate in that I have a really good immune system and I had a fairly mild dose. Good job with the exercise woman, keep up the good work:) I am with you on the pain = stop doing it system!:)


V on 07/12/2011:
Whew!! I am so relieved that your vision is not affected..On re of your info on caffeine, well I would love to read about it when you get the chance...My Celsius intake has decreased tremendously as well due to the "afterburn" It is no joke and sometimes even though I am in bed, my heart is pupming like i just completed a HIIT or Fire class...I really try hard not to take any of those classes in the evening, but some of them has you feeling all amped up even the next day....


Maria7 on 07/12/2011:
Glad you're doing well(er). Thanks for your comment. Good on your workout. :-D Hope you are having a good evening.


Maria7 on 07/13/2011:
Good morning. Hope you are doing well over there in Texas. :-)


thinkpositive on 07/13/2011:
Glad to hear your progress.


thinnside40 on 07/13/2011:
Hi!...Well, I'm suprised I even remembered my password!!!! Thanks for the checking in... I have been super busy and getting super fat in the process... I will be posting here someday soon... I have been spending much time away from home.. In April, my dad had an aortic anreuysm the size of a grapefruit repaired (3 stints) and my mom has been 24/7 care for him the last 10 months.... So, I am in self-neglect of weighty issues mode ;o( Tried on some new clothing today and got so very disguisted... I need a HUGE kick in my HUGE butte... Not back to the 237,but may as well be... Take care and see you soon.. I've got a good start on healthy food shopping this afternoon...


geevee on 07/15/2011:
Thanks for the info on herpes simplex. I will check out that link.

BTW, in the science section of the NYT on Tues. 7/12, there was a long and fact filled article about shingles and the vaccine. I was surprised at how many people get it, esp. as you get older. My doctor is on vacation right now, but when he's back and I see him in August, I'm going to ask him for it. I asked at Walgreen's yesterday but they don't have it. I guess they don't have a freezer. I do't care how much the charge for it is. To prevent such pain, discomfort and potential loss of vision, no price is too high for me. I am SO GLAD you told us about the vaccine!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 11, 2011
(Keep My Wt Trng On Track :: Eat Reasonably Well)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 35 min
Sun: Walk 25 min

Will skip my weigh-in tomorrow assuming I get my wt trng done today as scheduled.

My recovery continues to go well. I woke up a couple of times the last two nights with my shingles rash itching--it's on my scalp and forehead in case you haven't read my last few entries. My eye is doing better every day and today it is NOTICEABLY less painful. I have another follow-up with the eye dr this week after having used a combo eyedrop prescription.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.21-4.2 (13 in a row)::***appx 31 wkts missed***::7.5::7.8::7.11::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32

KathyBlue on 07/11/2011:
I'm going to weigh in BEFORE the surgery and then in September. I don't want to obsess over this subject.


KathyBlue on 07/11/2011:
btw, do you think this "raw diet" can be maintained over years? I saw blogs from all over the world, and people are very seriously into this. There are families based on this type of eating, which scares me a bit... I mean, it has its logic because mankind started somewhere and developped for worse in the meantime (fast food, highly processed stuff), but then again...


greengirl on 07/11/2011:
glad to hear you are getting better. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you will soon be 100%. I'm still amazed that you managed to keep exercising even though you were ill.


Maria7 on 07/11/2011:
Glad you are feeling better. Hope you are soon well. :-) Take care of yourself.


V on 07/11/2011:
OMG, my heart goes out for you, that is beyond crazy how long this is affecting you :( I hope your vision is still aOk...Happy to see that this still doesn't stop you from getting a good workout in :) Have a good one!!


Umpqua on 07/11/2011:
I hope all the symptoms continue to clear up for you. You sound amazingly calm for everything you have been through. Take care!


thinkpositive on 07/11/2011:
It sounds tough. And glad that your eye is improving. Hang in there!


moogy on 07/11/2011:
Of course, I didn't know that you had shingles. Horrible arne't they? If you remember I had them a few months ago!! Yuck! I hope they go away soon. Thanks for welcoming me back, I missed you:)


Hackersdiet on 07/12/2011:
I'm sorry about the shingles. I hope the dr. can help more. All things considered, you sound good.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 09, 2011
(Keep My Wt Trng On Track :: Eat Reasonably Well)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in. --Katherine Mansfield

For my activity lately:
Walk 25 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (6 min)

I got my wt trng done as scheduled for the second time in a row--woo-hoo! No bike ride yesterday.

Wt trng for me is a big breath of fresh air--it is truly its own reward! The bluebird of happiness could rain down droppings all day, but when I feel this good it doesn't faze me one little bit;-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.21-4.2 (13 in a row)::***appx 31 wkts missed***::7.5::7.8::7.11::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride


60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32g

hollybelle on 07/09/2011:
Walk and a bike ride - I can only dream of it! Have a good one.


KathyBlue on 07/09/2011:
Ahh, lovely post, you feel very good indeed :) Your positive post brightens us up too :) you have the power, teenager! :D


greengirl on 07/09/2011:
Well done Biscotti. Keep up the good work :-)


V on 07/09/2011:
:) YES!!!


moogy on 07/10/2011:
Hi there biscotti, I am back. I love that quote it fits my frame of mind perfectly. You made me laugh with your weight training/bird poo analogy, funny lady!!



biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 08, 2011
(A Few Gradual Changes)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. --George Bernard Shaw

For my activity lately:
Tues: Walk 25 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min)
Wed: Walk 10 min
Thur: Walk 15 min

Article: Binge Eating May Be a High All Its Own

I got my wt trng done. I did exceedingly well with it after a break from doing ANY wt trng for 93 days--that's just crazy. I'm sure it's the most gigantic break ever (since I started doing some form of this wkt YEARS ago). I'd have to check my little notie-notebooks to see if it's the longest for sure.

A sample of 6 of the 15 different wt trng exercises using 10.5# dumbbells:
Mountain Climbers: 12 reps
Squats: 15 reps--could only get about 85% down on the move, but that will improve
Upright Rows, Biceps Curls (each), Triceps Kickbacks (each): 10 reps--no elbow pain
Pushups: Mil::10, Sissy::16 reps x 2
Abs: Bic Crch::35, Leg Lifts::15, Bic Crch::35 (x 2 sets of all three)
Alt Lunges (each): 15 reps

I did the whole workout (all 15) with the intention of not overdoing it to minimize soreness. Apparently my strategy worked--no soreness except for my abs:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.21-4.2 (13 in a row)::***appx 31 wkts missed***::7.5::7.8::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout


90 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32g

KathyBlue on 07/08/2011:
Good work, 93 days is a lot but you'll get back on track. Life has its ups and downs as I used to say.


Umpqua on 07/08/2011:
You are zooming, congrats on the weight training!


mcwoo40 on 07/08/2011:
Good for you :)Glad you are on the mend after the bout of shingles.I am mostly doing cardio,need to start toning asap.I have the equipment but not enough energy OR i think i just need a rocket up my butt to get me going.Have a great weekend :)


hollybelle on 07/08/2011:
Muscles respond quickly even after 93 days...interesting you know exactly how long it's been - I would be in denial about it - that's why I don't record much stuff - or at least I don't look back!!! LOL!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 05, 2011
(A Few Gradual Changes)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::7.2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)


For my activity lately:
Fri: Walk 35 min
Sat: Walk 5 min
Sun: Walk 20 min
Mon: Walk 35 min
Tues: Walk 15 min
Wed: Walk 30 min
Thur: Walk 20 min
Fri: Walk 30 min
Sat: Walk 30 min
Sun: Walk 35 min; Bike Ride 26 min/4.3 mi
Mon: Walk 25 min

I weighed in Saturday morning and I'm down a half-pound--checked my body fat too, no change there--didn't expect it. I'm going to TRY to take advantage of my quicker-than-I-thought, but still-too-slow recovery from the shingles to get my wt trng in. And I'd like to also get back to my early NordicTrack wkt. Overall I feel about 95% recovered from the shingles.

Strictly Shingles:

  1. I had quite the bout of hardcore fatigue last Tuesday. I could barely keep my eyes open--thankfully it looks like it was a one-day thing.
  2. I finished the antiviral (for the shingles) last Monday. I have to think it worked it's wonder, and that I started it quickly enough.
  3. I feel like I've dodged a small bullet so far, although I still have a fair bit of scalp pain from time to time (anything from feeling like a little pop from some phantom hand--haha--to a spasm-like discomfort--confined to a small portion of my head).
  4. My eye is irritated and ever so slightly swollen still--but getting better every day, and my lymph nodes are essentially back to normal. No swelling there like there was a little over a week ago.
  5. I expect to have the occasional pain for some time--it's not really awful enough for medication. The vitamin E seems to dull the "near the eye" pain. I feel very lucky, though I still have to follow up with the eye dr.

That's about it for the update. I didn't know what to expect at this point and it's a mixed bag. I appreciate all of your good thoughts, wishes and sentiments more than you know:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.21-4.2 (13 in a row)::***many missed***::7.5:: 

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


107 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32g
 

greengirl on 07/05/2011:
Glad to hear you are well on the road to recovery. The fact that you have managed exercise every day even while you are not 100% shows your determination and dedication. I take my hat off to you!! Well done :-)


Em17 on 07/05/2011:
Have a fantastic day =)


~Moody~ on 07/05/2011:
Dang, sorry to hear about the Shingles, I've heard they are very painful~Sounds like you're on the mend tho~Take it easy and hang in there!!


Maria7 on 07/05/2011:
I am so sorry to read that you have had/are having shingles. I've had friends that suffered with it and it sounded very uncomfortable, the symptoms they described, as does yours. I will pray for you to soon be over it completely. Also, thanks for your understanding comments regarding the nursing home and visitations. Sometimes it helps just to know that someone gets where you are coming from...such a comfort. You are a blessing. Hoping you have a good evening and are feeling better. :-)


Maria7 on 07/05/2011:
PS...congrats on your new lower number...it ALLLLLL counts! :-D


KathyBlue on 07/06/2011:
I also bought supplements to fight the cramps... actually it does work. I don't have cramps nowadays, and a brutal aquafitness class test proved it, too (with lots of jumps and legwork). The coffee thing, yeah, you're right, I'll have to let it go. I have lots of coffee substitute stuffs, cereal drinks, and it wouldn't be a problem taking them instead because I am not addicted to coffee. I like the flavor, (only with milk!) and it's a low-cal treat for me. Cereal drinks do have more calories than coffee though.. but I can substitute coffee with a yogurt or decaf. I bought a little bottle of vanille aroma, I will put that in milk and try if I can substitute the coffee like that. And what about decaf??? I have lots of decaf options here. I have coffee beans at home, decaffed...


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/06/2011:
ouch, glad to hear you are recovering from shingles. that must have been a bad experience :-(


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/06/2011:
congrats on being down a little in weight!


Umpqua on 07/06/2011:
Excellent job with the exercise during your recovery, that's so impressive! I'm glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better and hope you continue the rapid healing.


just42day on 07/06/2011:
Thanks for your kind note. Hope your recovery continues!


KathyBlue on 07/06/2011:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/NU00600


geevee on 07/06/2011:
I had never heard about the half life of caffeine. It sure makes sense. My insom nia is no where near as bad as it was. Now when I wake up for a bathroom run, I can usually go back to sleep pretty soon. Also, getting to sleep in the first place is a lot easier.

The next time I have a herpes attack and my nostrils are filled with scabs and itching, I won't complain.I should be grateful that for the most part, the blisters can't be seen, tho sometimes they are. I HATE those days!

I just can't imagine the misery you've been through. And despite it all, you've gotten in so much walking! WOW! You are some SuperWoman!


V on 07/06/2011:
I am glad that you are better and Holy SHHHH I didn't realize that shingles/side effects lasted that long :( I have been waiting to tell you and Maria that I have not had Starbucks in 3 months now...This was not something i was trying to do but after one of my HIIT classes, I had some and i seriously thought I was having a heart attack..After that I did not have any after my workouts so I guess my caffeine addicton was replaced with my super endorphine cardio ;) LOL I hope you continue to post, this site is just not the same without you for me :)


geevee on 07/07/2011:
Yesterday morning I slipped up and had a second cup of coffee.BOY! Did I pay the price with a terribly restless night! I learned my lesson and only had one today. that's going to be my limit from now on.



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