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biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 15, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 159.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.3 (24.9 = 140.5#) ::
Goal Weight (152#) Date: 11.15.11

Loitering slow, the future creepeth; Arrow-swift the present sweepeth; And motionless forever stands the past --Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

For my activity:
Sun: Walk 20 min
Mon: Walk 30 min
Tues: Walk 15 min
Wed-Fri: Nothing much but driving

For Tuesday's weigh-in I'm up by a pound--no body fat check this week. Pooped out on the calorie counts. Will try to pick up soon. I did do it for a day--better than nothing. I'll get it going I'm sure:-)

When the weather gets cooler, it's always a shock to me to some degree. You couldn't ask for much more gorgeous weather than we've been having this week--simply marvelous:-) I much prefer hot weather, or maybe it's just that I prefer consistency. So I'm getting my head wrapped around nicer weather and cooler temps. Not a good excuse to be lazy, but it is what it is.

I have been dealing with low back spasms. The worst day was Thursday--I'm improving from there. I may try to do my wt trng--was at 15.5# on my dumbbells for that.  Since I've been so inconsistent (lazy haha) as of late, I'll go back to the next lower wt for them. With the spasms I'd say my prospects are at about 50-50 today.

I got my permanent crown for a broken tooth this past week. Got my teeth cleaned too, and it feels great to be good to go for another six months.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::**************::10.15::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride

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

V on 10/15/2011:
jeez I hope the spasms subsides :( have a good painfree weekend!

hollybelle on 10/16/2011:
The packets are very high in sodium. I don't think that is an issue for me as the pot of soup I added this to was HUGH and I didn't salt it at all otherwise. The salt content of the overall dish was very small. For example 830 mg sodium in my soup divided by 12 or more servings = 69 mg sodium per serving. Acceptable for me.

grannyannie on 10/16/2011:
Hope your back feels better. Have a good Sunday.

Umpqua on 10/16/2011:
I hope your spasms will go away and great news on your nice cooler weather. I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

greengirl on 10/16/2011:
Take care with your back biscotti. I hope the spasms subside soon. Your weather sounds perfect. Unfortunately we are forecast a cold spell :-(

thinkpositive on 10/17/2011:
Hope your back settles down. Take care.

legcramps on 10/17/2011:
It's getting cooler here and i'm not adjusting very well. I already have my toque, mitts and scarf handy for when I need to leave the house ;)

glycrina on 10/17/2011:
you and I are in the same boat -- I too need to get better about calories and really stick to it.

V on 10/17/2011:
Hey there!! have a great week as well!!

shams on 10/20/2011:
have a good weekend, hope you get better

biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 09, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

For my activity: Nothing but washing clothes

It must be done. I'm going to try to have a good attitude starting out and hope that my actions will show me that I'm on the right track. Yep, counting calories--daily. I may stumble, but I feel pretty good about this decision. Sleep is excellent (7 hrs per) the last four nights--I'm having my coffee very early too. Maybe I'm getting past some things finally.

We got a buttload of rain--lucky us. I took this pic in my backyard on Sunday morning. I need a new rain gauge, so I'm not sure how much we got--perhaps 5 inches. The weather is lovely today--cloudy, cool and dampish. No more rain in the forecast, but it was wonderful while it lasted:-)

Puddle in the rain

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::*********::10.10::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride

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

grannyannie on 10/10/2011:
Good for you counting calories again! Made a big change in my weight loss to be a strict counter. We've got plenty of rain here we can share with you. Just ask and I'll send it! LOL.

~WI~ on 10/10/2011:
So happy you had some wonderful rain! I have a friend in West Texas and they are getting a little rain here and there. Keep up the great work!

nomoreforme on 10/10/2011:
My actual age is 20. Good job you like the rain! I'm trying to cut down on sleep as I usually get about 10 hrs a night!

supercheese on 10/10/2011:
Holy moly you are almost to your goal! Good job :)

V on 10/10/2011:
Remember when we were praying for this?? LOl We had quite the soaking yesterday as well.. I hope your calorie counting is a success :) Have a good evening!

thinkpositive on 10/11/2011:
Nice picture. Congratualtions on 7 hours of sleep- changes the world when we can get an adequate amount of sleep.

thinkpositive on 10/11/2011:
Nice picture. Congratulations on 7 hours of sleep- changes the world when we can get an adequate amount of sleep.

getmebackto150 on 10/11/2011:
I will definitely check out that movie chow down... I'm kinda liking the way I feel on this diet! Thanks for the info...

greengirl on 10/12/2011:
Good to see you get some rain biscotti although I wish we didn't get quite so much in the UK !! Congrats on the 7 hours sleep and good luck with the calorie counting :-)

KayBee on 10/13/2011:
Good to know you're seeing progress. The heart rate, well! That's just weird you cannot get a higher value there... I hope you figure it out soon. I won't ignore my problem, no way. I lost way too much weight to toss it down to the toilet now. "A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn." - Author Unknown

biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 08, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

For my activity:
Sun: NordicTrack 13 min/1.3 mi (Pre-bkfst); Walk 25 min
Mon: NordicTrack 17 min/1.6 mi (Pre-bkfst); Walk 25 min
Tues: Walk 15 min
Wed: Short Walk
Thur: Nothing but driving
Fri: Nothing

3-Day Challenge (S :: M :: T): No dairy products whatsoever.
Overall I did well. I mainly did it to get off of a nasty habit of eating an ice cream sundae nearly every day. In that sense I succeeded. I did have a cup of coffee with H/H each day. Final thought:
Not perfect, but not too bad. Served its purpose.

To answer the comments from V, yes this is on the way to attempting to go fully plant-based (like Prevent and Reverse . . . by Esselstyn).

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::*********::10.8::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride

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

hollybelle on 10/08/2011:
If all you had was a bit of H & H each day that is "virtually" diary free! I don't think I'd be able to drink coffee black. I have TRIED and TRIED!

V on 10/08/2011:
Okay so first of all I would like to say your progress is truly amazing as far as getting your head completely into Prevent and Reverse..I am inspired by your persistence...Hey BTW I didn't know that Sundaes were your kryptonite.. My love of meat was what messed with my head and trust I have read that book a few times and still agree with all that was written...With that being said, I hope I am not being too nosy by asking if you eat meat still... I think your efforts are awesome regardless :)

thinkpositive on 10/09/2011:
Nice job with dairy. I could get into ice cream if I had it around. As it is i do have a minicone occasionally ( 70 calories) I like the way you labeled exercise for Thurs as driving.

nomoreforme on 10/09/2011:
It was my 1st try of sugar cane juice from the Chinese supermarket. I made it red as it had added flavourings, E numbers and 21g sugar!

greengirl on 10/09/2011:
Thanks for your supportive comments biscotti :-) I tried to stick to the esselstyn way for a while but I can't cope without dairy. My main meals are completely plant based though. Good luck with your efforts . I'll be watching to see if you succeed.

V on 10/09/2011:
Yeah that is a tough one my friend and a brush here and there is better than no encounter at all..LOL have a good one!!

liza36 on 10/10/2011:
Thanks for the info on athletic shoes. I've never been to a proper shoe store to be fitted for something like that. But I realize it's worth it, and could really help with my back pain, I'm thinking.

Good job on your 3-day challenge. Ice cream is a hard habit to break (for me at least).

Umpqua on 10/10/2011:
Great job with your dairy challenge, that's a tough one!

grannyannie on 10/10/2011:
Good job on your challenge!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 02, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

For my activity: Walk 40 min

3-Day Challenge (S :: M :: T): No dairy products whatsoever.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::********::10.2::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

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

KayBee on 10/02/2011:
no dairy? I did that, too.

grannyannie on 10/02/2011:
Good workout plan.

V on 10/02/2011:
Great workout Biscotti :) Hey does the 3 day challenge serve as an induction to the Prevent and Reverse?? Brilliant plan IMO...Enjoythe rest of your evening :)

Maria7 on 10/02/2011:
Walking 40 mins...sounds good. :-)

thinkpositive on 10/03/2011:
Are you cutting out dairy to cut down on calories or other reasons? Sorry to see that you are sleep deprived. I thought I was doing real well with 7-8 hours for a few days in a row & then this morning wide awake at 5. And no particular reason. I kind of wonder if it is food related? Like not enough carbs or fat in my diet.

Umpqua on 10/03/2011:
I see you're mixing things up with cutting out foods, I'm curious to hear what kind of results you get. My friend went vegan over the past year (vegetarian for years) and has also cut out wheat. She said this is the first fall in years that she hasn't had to take allergy pills, she feels great. It's fascinating to study the impact of certain foods on our bodies.

Have a good one!

greengirl on 10/03/2011:
I'd like to try and cut back on my dairy too. It's cheese that causes a lot of my problems!! Keep up the good work :-)

moogy on 10/03/2011:
Hope you have a good week biscotti and that your challenge goes well:)

moogy on 10/03/2011:
I left a solution to the ginger problem on the newsflash!!! Hope that helps:)

V on 10/03/2011:
Thank You!! :)

legcramps on 10/04/2011:
Not a good sleep again last night I see. Do you think the coffee you had over the last couple days relates?

moogy on 10/04/2011:
I can't leave a message, I've been abducted by aliens!!!!! LOL

Maria7 on 10/05/2011:
Hope you've had a nice day today.

V on 10/06/2011:
Just stopping by to say hello :)

liza36 on 10/07/2011:
Hope you've had a good week.

Umpqua on 10/07/2011:
I hope all is well biscotti!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 01, 2011
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

For my activity:
Wed: Walk 45 min; Jog 2 min/Walk 3 min x 2 (cut short); Bike Ride 14 min/2.0 mi
Thur: Walk 25 min
Fri: Nothing much

4-Day Challenge (W :: Th :: F :: S): 120 oz Water, 90 min Activity and Green Tea (with lemon--only 1 daily). Essentially abandoned after Day 1--which was okay. The challenge is doable, but just not this week. I definitely don't think I'm asking too much of myself. (I'll get back on some attempt at a groove here again soon. )

Goal for September not met. To be fair I didn't check either weight or BF to see today, but it's screwed--no need to verify;-)

Recap of last couple days:
1. Thursday I had one one coffee while out before noon (to my credit).
2. Off and running, so a little more caffeine into the evening unfortunately.
3. Spent a couple/three hours on a phone call that night--bad idea.
4. Didn't get to wind down before bed--completely wired--perfect storm.
5. Didn't eat much all day.
6. The above is a recipe for a disastrous night.
7. I didn't really think it would be as difficult as it was.
8. Pure hell ensued, and
I got less than 2 hrs sleep total.
9. I'll spare the details.
10. Thought of going to bed early last night, but just couldn't--it's just as well.
11. I was a little afraid of a mini-repeat of Thursday night.
12. I got a little over 8 hrs--WHEW!
13. To keep going all day yesterday, it was essential to have coffee.

I had coffee while out today, but I think I'm done. I'l stick to my one regular green tea + lemon in the morning--refreshing and delicious--mmmmmm! (Not ready to go with decaf green.) Back to the trenches with it all, get back to regular wt trng this month (I hope), put one foot in front of the other and MOVE ON!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::********::10.1::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride

90 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32

V on 10/01/2011:
Sound like the phone conversation was your demise :( I am sure that you will be moving on this coming week and you WILL succeed!! Enjoythe rest of your weekend :)

moogy on 10/01/2011:
We live and hopefully learn biscotti!! You would think we would have it figured out by now wouldn't you? I am short and my bath in deep so I can rest my head on the back at one end and float, a little bit of heaven!!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
(For The Month :: Lose 7-8# and 5% Body Fat)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

For my activity:
Sun: Walk 35 min
Mon: Walk 10 min
Tues: Walk 25 min

4-Day Challenge (W :: Th :: F :: S): 120 oz Water, 90 min Activity and Green Tea (with lemon--only 1 daily). Challenges for me are not magic, but historically a short one can be a good way to quickly get me much closer to a real groove.

Challenges brought to me by Kyrin! Once upon a time:-)

Day 2 no coffee

Yesterday was day 1 of no coffee--I had only one decaf with milk on the day. No headache so far--probably because I just don't drink enough, but it's also the other effects that I don't notice are completely gone 'til I've lasted a few days without drinking it. I felt quite fatigued during the day yesterday, and I think that was directly related to no coffee.

Uh, my timing for this is impeccable--haha--tomorrow is National Coffee Day in the US. I think 7-11 and Krispy Kreme have free coffee offers if you're so inclined:-) Then there's the study that 4 cups of coffee decreases women's depression chance by 20%--3 cups by 15%. It's been a zillion years since I drank more than a couple of cups of coffee per day on a regular basis.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::*****::9.2?::

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

60 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep (7.5 hrs Tues :: 5 hrs Mon)
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32

grannyannie on 09/28/2011:
Good on the exercise! If I drank 4 cups of coffee I'd be biting my nails off!

Umpqua on 09/28/2011:
Good going on the exercise and no coffee! I used to drink 4 cups a day years ago (plus tea) and I was irritable and sleepy after the caffeine buzz wore off. I discovered I had more energy when I cut back. Have a good one!

moogy on 09/28/2011:
I don't drink tea or coffee, but it just goes to show how dependent upon stimulants some people get just to have a normal life. When really food should provide all we need if we eat correctly.....I talk a good game!!

V on 09/28/2011:
Well now I really don't have to tell you how much of this I used to drink because you already know..You are so right about those supplements and I try not to partake after my morning cardio..I have been getting in at least 7 hrs of sleep per night..It really doesn't take much for me to get all ampy,which is why I do my cardio in the morning..Anyways i hope your detox goes with very small or NO side effects..

thinkpositive on 09/28/2011:
You do have me thinking about the coffee that I drink, but I guess I'm not ready to give it up yet. Good for you for your will power!

V on 09/29/2011:
Thank YOU :) No I have yet to get this done and that is super cheap!!Thanks for the info and I will do this ASAP :)

biscottibody59 - Sunday Sep 25, 2011
(For The Month :: Lose 7-8# and 5% Body Fat)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

For my activity: Walk 35 min

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::*****::9.2?::

Plan for today: Walk

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

moogy on 09/25/2011:
Short but sweet biscotti. Good sleep, nice walk:)

grannyannie on 09/26/2011:
Have a great day!

thinkpositive on 09/26/2011:
You know your own body as far as coffee goes. I guess I could give it up if it was a health issue. So far I can tolerate waking up early but we'll see... Starbuck's decaf is actually quite good. Or maybe I'm not so discriminating!

V on 09/26/2011:
I am so happy that you had a good night's sleep :) Hey thanks for info and I take it ya don't need an update on how the game was...LOL ;) Have a good week!!

Umpqua on 09/26/2011:
I'm glad your sleep seems to be back on track!

~WI~ on 09/26/2011:
LOL I was just saying when you first let us know about your CPAP machine you were hesitant about it but it has done so much good for you and it is very nice to see :)

liza36 on 09/26/2011:
Nice to see you got a little more sleep. Eliminating coffee is not a bad thing, although I know you enjoy it. Finding a substitute that does not have the sleep depriving affects will be better. Have a good one.

legcramps on 09/26/2011:
I hope you get some better sleeps in this week!

moogy on 09/27/2011:
I love it that you notice if I am feeling good, it is as hard for me to feel good as it is for you to get a good night's sleep. Each is an achievement in itself. Thank you for being part of my support team, I appreciate your regular and helpful comments:)

KayBee on 09/28/2011:
the meds are to bring TOM back... 2nd tentative!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 24, 2011
(For The Month :: Lose 7-8# and 5% Body Fat)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

For my activity:
Thur: Walk 25 min; Jog 2 min/Walk 2 min x 9 (skipped last 3 reps)*
Fri: This & That

Just to account, I've had a banner week of sleep deprivation. Tu::5.5 hrs, W::5.5 hrs, Th::4.5 hrs and F::8 hrs, which would be okay if the under 8 numbers were during 3 separate weeks instead of 3 nights. Coffee is not my friend--I wish that were not true. I hate that I can't be friends with coffee anymore.

So this proves that (for me) catching up on sleep isn't a practical way to live. The above amounts to an average of 6 hrs/night. Not catastrophic, but not good. I'm just never going to make up the sleep deficit--I can only do better tonight and tomorrow night and every other night:-)

Coffee crept back into my diet. So when my current supply is done, including the very flavorful decaf, I will go directly back to one green tea+lemon in the morning--I found a very good store brand organic. Quite nice, and I've tried a bunch. This is not the worst thing in the world. It's better for my sleep (even though I don't drink coffee past about 10a or 12n) and my overall mood.

*Will have to repeat this next time out. Perhaps I will be less sleep deprived.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::*****::9.2?::

Plan for today: Walk

60 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32

moogy on 09/24/2011:
Shame to have to give up a loved friend, but worth it if it help you get a couple more hours in. I am wishing you very good luck with the plan biscotti:)

thinkpositive on 09/25/2011:
Oh, sorry about the coffee depriving you of sleep- my probelm too but at least I can drink some in the morning. Not even decaf??

grannyannie on 09/25/2011:
Does the decaf bother you as well? I know decaf has a tiny amount of caffeine in it, but if you have it in the morning..? Hope you are able to get more quality sleep soon.

V on 09/25/2011:
:( I totally understand what you are going through, I think that is why I am always reluctant to have a cup, I am sure for me it would lead to another..Good luck with parting with your soon to be ex friend!!

greengirl on 09/25/2011:
Perhaps an occasional morning cup when you feel the need for a treat might not have too detrimental effect on your sleep. I have a similar problem with tea and drink the decaf version after 12 noon. It's not so bad :-)

moogy on 09/25/2011:
You are so right, after doing the interval training the normal workout seems easy. Twice the bonus I guess:)

biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 22, 2011
(For The Month :: Lose 7-8# and 5% Body Fat)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. --Mark Twain 

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 40 min
Wed: Walk 10 min

The week's not going so according to plan, but that's all right. I'll get in the jog/walk today for sure--playin' it by ear at the moment:-)

Oh, and on the mowing--the reason for not mowing is simple. It hasn't been wet enough here. Pretty bizarre.

Sleep and me: I don't ever sleep more than about 8 hours. EVER. (I have gotten a rare 10 or 11 after being up all night and having the luxury of sleeping in, but it's not what I strive for. It's a complete anomaly. For me that's a recipe for really screwing with my health.) On the other hand, it isn't good for me to sleep less than about 5 or 6 hours.

Catching up on sleep doesn't happen. I subscribe to the current science that sleeping more than 8 hours or less than about 6 on a regular basis isn't good--FOR ME. Catching up on sleep is a myth--sure you can do it, but healthwise it isn't optimal. Getting regular sleep nightly is how we're built as humans. Your mileage may vary (YMMV).

This is all especially true since I found out I have sleep apnea and now use CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) religiously. Yep, religiously means I don't go to bed at night without using CPAP therapy. I certainly may take a minuscule nap from time to time, but it's a treacherous thing, short-lived (2-3 min if that) and very unsatisfying.

Now with CPAP my sleep is uneventful, restful and just about all I could ask for. I don't have to worry about not feeling rested. It's one less thing to worry about and it has allowed me to get on with my life! 

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::*****::9.23::

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

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

~WI~ on 09/22/2011:
I remember when you had the first CPAP experience, I am so happy for you that you can sleep!

KayBee on 09/22/2011:
Since surgery I haven't been able to sleep LESS than 8-9 hours. My eyelids start to feel heavier around 9 PM (crazy!), and when the morning clock screams at 6 AM, I reset it to 7h45. Before surgery I had 5-6 hours and it was enough... with some extra sleep on Sunday afternoons from time to time. Sorry you are having trouble on this particular subject. It must be very difficult.

KayBee on 09/22/2011:
Exactly, you're right about getting a solid treatment is a light! I hope to get that about my "menopausa" thingie... now it seems you were right about this one. I tried to book an appt for gyno but they said mid-November was the earliest! :(( So I have to find an other, trustworthy one...

grannyannie on 09/22/2011:
Happy you're getting the sleep you need. I need a solid 8 hours which I usually get.

glycrina on 09/22/2011:
I have always been a good sleeper. I get my 7-8 hours and when I don't I am a MONSTER. I also find when I am sleeping well, I eat less.

Umpqua on 09/22/2011:
So true about getting regular, consistent sleep. After having interrupted sleep for several years with the young uns, I really value getting my regular, solid 7 hours now (that's about my average). Have a good one!

moogy on 09/22/2011:
I think I may be stealing your sleep biscotti. Due to my Dysthymia, I have to have ten hours, eleven is better. On the rare occasions I get 9 I am a complete mess during the day, like a zombie and end up sleeping for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Of course this means that you are probably doing all the things I should be doing while I am sleeping and you are awake. What do you do to fill the time?

V on 09/22/2011:
One less thing to worry about sounds good to me :) I usually average 7 per night..I am going to agree on the too much sleep as well..I find myself groggy and usually a severe headache if I have a non interrupted sleepathon(rarely happens)..Hey Thank you for all of your kind words of encouragement :)

liza36 on 09/23/2011:
I wish there was such a thing as catching up on sleep. I sure could use it. Have a great weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/24/2011:
Your weeks sound like my weeks, do they ever go according to plan!? as for sleep...tell me about it! I am up at 4am today because I know full well that I have too many activities planned for this weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/24/2011:
Moreover, I agree with you on sleep. I have no understanding of how people feel GOOD on a consistant basis when receiving 5-6 or even just 7 hours sleep. I feel absolutely miserable. Even with coffee! and binging becomes easily accomplished when the body is so tired, so hungry for fuel.

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 20, 2011
(For The Month :: Lose 7-8# and 5% Body Fat)
Weight: 158.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8 . . . 35.2%::9.3
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 (24.9 = 140.5#)

For my activity: Walk 35 min; Mowing 60 min

I'm down a half-pound for my weigh-in today.

I mowed for the first time in about 4 months--very unusual. And it wasn't even a full mowing, which means I skipped big parts of the yard to just mow a couple of high-grass spots. In previous summers the longest I went without mowing was probably about 6 weeks.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.4::8.7::8.12::******::9.1::*****::9.20::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

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

V on 09/20/2011:
Hey Hey :) Congrats on your loss!! Awesome!! Have a good evening.

liza36 on 09/20/2011:
Nice job on the loss.

I've gone a long time without mowing too. We've had so much rain. I'm not complaining. I don't love yard work! Have a good evening.

thinkpositive on 09/20/2011:
Nice weight loss. Four months is a ling time without mowing.

grannyannie on 09/21/2011:
Congrats on a loss. Have a great day!

moogy on 09/21/2011:
Well good for you, both for the weight loss and the mowing. Also I notice the sleep!! Yay! Great to get out in the yard, another move in the right direction biscotti:) Well done:)

moogy on 09/21/2011:
Ah! Thanks for the clarification! I hadn't realized that you too hadn't had any rain. It rained about three weeks ago here for a day, barely. I am hoping that we get more soon, we generally get most of our rain in the summer, so fingers crossed. Thanks for your always insightful and helpful comments:)

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