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biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 22, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity:
Wed: Walk 35 min
Thur: Walk 35 min
Fri: Walk 30 min
Sat: Walk 25 min

Interesting study: Dreaming Takes the Sting Out of Painful Memories, Research Shows

The challenge is over. Did horrible with the water and the activity goal. Did okay with the not eating a ton in the evening portion of the show! Overall my heart wasn't really in it. My weight is just about where it is above--will just post what it is on Tuesday. Again, I don't think this is really the greatest time of year for challenges for me.

Just for my own politically incorrect fun: Sweet. Fast forward to November. Newt Gingrich and (his prospective running mate) Chris Christie win the election. The two fattest toads in politics--woo-hoo. It could happen. Forget politics and just focus on bodies. Can you imagine if two really fat women became president and VP. No, fat women in politics are rare--at least in the US. But fat toad Republicans are the norm. And Newt Gingrich is testament that a fat, old, hypocritical, washed-up toad can still attract and "keep" a blonde, adoring mate. (My apologies to all toads and blondes, though the blonde that is Newt's wife looks more like a robot NASA might have come up with:-)

Bill Maher's monologue regarding Newt's scrotum (on Friday's Real Time) was seriously hilarious. Yeah, I'm picking on Republicans again. To be fair, the early Primaries (Democratic-centric) of 2007-8 were just as entertaining, at least to me.

4-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-S): 1) 90 oz water/day 2) 60 min exercise/day 3) Plain jane dinner: greens/plain sweet potato and perhaps some oats later.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::**********************::1.23::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


Wed: 90 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Thur: 20 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Fri: 35 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Sat: 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

V on 01/22/2012:
LOL!! I love your politically incorrect humor :) As you already know the circus will be in my neck of the woods tomorrow..Guess who forgot about this and picked up a shift tomorrow?? >this idiot< LOL I am hoping that the mingling about doesn't include the beach.. I will let you know of any Toad sightings ;)


moogy on 01/22/2012:
I haven't kept up with American politics since George W. gave THAT speech and sent the world spinning out of control!!!! I have vague memories of The Newt and they are not good. Keep us updated biscotti:) Maybe the challenge can be done again more succesfully later in the year:) Hey! look at that 8 hours of sleep, excellent! I don't think I have ever seen an 8 before:)))


Kati on 01/23/2012:
toads! Yuck. LOL... The names are strange. I've never heard about anyone with the name of "Newt". Now you made me want to look them up in Google. Why do they always have this grey, conservative hairstyle... No.. the hairstyle IS known from the series A-Team (John 'Hannibal' Smith), and then the next mental image is of Leslie Nielsen ... And this Chris Christie, does he practice running? Because I can't imagine that. He's just way too fat to keep that up, it falls in the "impossible" category to me.


selina on 01/23/2012:
Hi Biscotti, I like that challenge, sounds incredibly healthy and simple. Lol on the political fun, but seriously, that blonde wife of the Toad scares babies and small children. I couldn't take my eyes off her while watching the Newt's speech the other day - Disney could easily copy her into a female evil character. Must look up Bill Maher's monologue on youtube :)


supercheese on 01/23/2012:
as for women being heavy in politics? Nope. Never. Men have too much of a say and I hate that.


liza36 on 01/23/2012:
Hope your new challenge goes better and you can get your heart and energy behind it.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 18, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible. --Abraham Lincoln

For my activity: Nothing

I'm starting a new challenge today--pretty simple and straightforward. I may even weigh-in on Saturday.

4-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-S): 1) 90 oz water/day 2) 60 min exercise/day 3) Plain jane dinner: greens/plain sweet potato and perhaps some oats later. (I will post results after it's over.)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::*********************::1.18::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


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

grannyannie on 01/18/2012:
Have a great day! Good luck with your challenge.


Kati on 01/18/2012:
how do you prepare the sweet potatoes?


WII on 01/18/2012:
Wishing you the best!


Umpqua on 01/18/2012:
Good luck on the new challenge, I love sweet potatoes in any form.


H82bfat on 01/18/2012:
Good luck with your new challenge. I was looking at it & I realized that I need to start paying better attention to MY water intake - thanks for the reminder!


V on 01/18/2012:
I am sure this challenge will go well for you! I am so hoping this will be the last we will hear of "he who rules doucheland" LOL ;) hahaha Have a good one Biscotti!


Kati on 01/19/2012:
Wow, thanks for the sweet potato preparation idea, I'm going to try that tomorrow evening. :) I normally eat the skin. Everyone thinks I'm nuts but I love it and when it's properly, thoroughly brushed, no harm's done but on the contrary, it gives me its benefits! :)


legcramps on 01/19/2012:
Good luck!


greengirl on 01/19/2012:
Hi Biscotti, hope you are well?? Good luck with your new challenge. With challenges simple is good :-)


V on 01/19/2012:
I thought about you today when RickDick sang his last song ;) hahaha


thenewMLE on 01/20/2012:
Hey biscotti! Thanks for the suggestion yesterday for the Uncle Sam's cereal. I read last night in sugar busters that it is one of the few acceptable cereals on my plan. Where do I find it and what does it taste like? Good luck this weekend!


Maria7 on 01/20/2012:
Oh, I LOVE sweet potatoes, don't you? I eat mine with a little cinnamon and sugar (not much, though). :-D


Maria7 on 01/21/2012:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)


V on 01/21/2012:
Silence is GOLDEN ;) hahaha! Have a great weekend Biscotti :)


V on 01/22/2012:
Thank you. Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious to me, I have had quite a few bimbo moments but this one is a doozy..Duhhh, I fixed it :P


Maria7 on 01/22/2012:
Thank you very much for what you shared in your sweet, caring comment...it helps me have strength and encouragement concerning Mom and her situation. I hope you have a very blessed day. :-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 17, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Nothing

Weight's the same for my weekly weigh-in.

Yeah, so Paula Deen has admitted to having diabetes for the last three years. Really it's no one's business unless you're a shrewd business woman like she is. Yep, she'll be paid by a pharmaceutical company essentially to have diabetes. This is nothing new in our world. Lots of celebs cash in. "If you've got it, flaunt it!" as the (now defunct) Braniff Airlines ad went. Just wanted to update.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.17::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride


35 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

liza36 on 01/17/2012:
I wonder if Paula will change any of her well known cooking habits. It will be interesting to see.

Braniff Airlines - that's a blast from the past!


Kati on 01/17/2012:
I love the 3rd goal: Peace of Mind. I think you're a completely healthy-minded, balanced woman (teenager), guided uniquely by your entries of course. Now I'm puzzled, I just don't know who Paula Deen is. But her action sounds unbelievably stoopid to me. She should realize that she has only 1 life to live, and it's not for sale.


Umpqua on 01/17/2012:
From what I've read her new line is that she's going to continue to eat her fat-filled recipes "in moderation" and while shilling for this pharmaceutical company. Drugs can fix everything! </sarcasm> I wish there were more celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver. At least he's trying to do something positive with his fame....


V on 01/17/2012:
That is almost as ridiculous as the debate last night!! Sorry I couldn't help it ;) I hope you have a good day Biscotti :)


moogy on 01/17/2012:
I think that you may have a little soapbox over there for Paula Deen (whom I have only seen twice in my life on someone else's show making something delicious) and for the pharmaceutical companies, but I have one for them as well!!! I wonder if I could find a company to pay me for my obesity while they do reasearch.....she says and has a think about it!!!! Have a great day biscotti:)


moogy on 01/17/2012:
RYC: I find it hard to find the space to store my soapboxes, I suspect you are the same!!!! LOL


V on 01/17/2012:
LOL!! imagine how I feel all of those aholes will be here in August..I am seriously pondering taking the entire month off and skip town, but then again I would love if a few of them came into the bar, especially Newt ;) hahaha


grannyannie on 01/18/2012:
Have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 16, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Walk 15

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::******************::1.17::

Plan for today: Walk


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

V on 01/16/2012:
Hey there.Looks like a great start to your week :) Have a good evening!


grannyannie on 01/17/2012:
I think you're right - it's still jet lag and I'm suddenly doing intense workouts again. Not my thyroid as I get it checked since it runs in my family.

Good goals! Have a fabulous day.


thinkpositive on 01/17/2012:
I like the peace of mind goal.


Umpqua on 01/17/2012:
I hope you're having a great week!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 15, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Fri & Sat: Nothing

So the challenge is over. I stuck it out, it wasn't pretty, but I didn't abandon it. Pretty good for trying something early in the year. It's not a resolution, but it is an attempt to stick to something.

A couple of months ago when I was really going through some trouble with sleep (sometimes food related, but sometimes it just happened) I started having a small (1/3 c dry) cup of oats before bed--plain and usually barely warmed up with water. It depends on time--if I'm really just about to crash I'll skip it. I know lukewarm oats may not sound appealing to some who cook and cook their oats, but rolled oats are already cooked--they're steamed in the manufacturing process.

So now having oats is almost a nightly pre-bedtime ritual and it works for me. It has proven to be great for my sleep if I do everything else right--regular exercise, no caffeine in the p.m., no heavy dinner, and the like. I hope it keeps working--ya' know how it goes, something works until it doesn't.

Paula Deen is supposed to announce she has diabetes. She may also have a deal with a pharmaceutical company related to this disease. She talked to dr oz recently about continuing to smoke after her husband quit and how bad she felt about that.

Here's an amazingly shocking recipe from one of her shows: The Lady's Brunch Burger. It features a fried egg and bacon as toppings and the option of using glazed donuts in place of the bun.

6-Day Challenge (M-T-W-Th-F-S): 1) Eat completely starch- and plant-based, no fat added with no more than 1 oz nuts/day 2) Get at least 60 min activity/day 3) Do it:-)

Challenge Results:
Mon: I put about a tablespoon of liquid from some marinated artichoke hearts on some spinach/arugula mix. It didn't have much oil in it, but it counts. Didn't have any of the artichoke hearts. They're long gone. Supper was not on plan. Did just right with the nuts--pecans. I extended the challenge through Saturday.
Tues: Ate on plan for only 1 out 3 meals yesterday. Didn't get close to the activity goal.
Wed: No meals eaten on plan. The silver lining is that I confined my caffeine intake (only two small cups with coconut creamer) to the a.m. Yep, still messin' around with that one. It's all about habit.
Thur: Only 1 out of 3 meals on plan. Activity goal was right on.
Fri: Not on plan AT ALL!
Sat: I went overboard with the food most of the day. After about 7 p.m. I stuck with the plan, which was simple: I had a large helping of mustard greens with a splash of vinegar. Then a little later my standard nightly small bowl of plain oats. 

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

Plan for today: Walk


Fri: 30 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Sat: 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

thinkpositive on 01/16/2012:
I do like the idea of challenging ourselves. I get down on myself if I can't stick to it though. Good to try different things- good for you.


Kati on 01/16/2012:
wow, that's a good recipe you've found to guarantee your good night sleeping. Glazed donuts? Bahh... :S Have you ever read about Paleo diet? It sounds so interesting to me. And there's a new book on the market: Wheat Belly, which encourages us to let the grains go.


grannyannie on 01/16/2012:
You can meet this challenges! You know you can. :-) Have a lovely day.


V on 01/16/2012:
Good for you seeing the challenge through! So what is on tap for the next challenge?? So wow on the donut burger?? WTH?


Umpqua on 01/16/2012:
Does Paul Dean offer an option to butter the donuts too? ;P Sorry but I can respect the great chefs who cook with butter and oil and make fantastic concoctions. What she does is something else and that is all I'm gonna say. I can see how the oatmeal would help at night, now I think I'm going to make myself a bowl!


moogy on 01/16/2012:
Um! No, I don't think I will give the dry oats a try. I am glad however that it helps you with your sleep. I saw a donut hamburger on Man V Food earlier this year. I can't eat much bread, but I can eat donuts!!!! I thought the sweet with the savoury would be yummy!! but I am a little weird! May have to save that little one up for when I get even vaguely near my goal weight!! Have a good week biscotti:)


legcramps on 01/17/2012:
Oh, Paula... Paula.

Have a good day today :)



biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 13, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Airdyne 31 min; Walk 35 min

Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

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

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

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

They started the clock at 5 this morning!

6-Day Challenge (M-T-W-Th-F-S): 1) Eat completely starch- and plant-based, no fat added with no more than 1 oz nuts/day 2) Get at least 60 min activity/day 3) Do it:-)

Challenge Results:
Mon: I put about a tablespoon of liquid from some marinated artichoke hearts on some spinach/arugula mix. It didn't have much oil in it, but it counts. Didn't have any of the artichoke hearts. They're long gone. Supper was not on plan. Did just right with the nuts--pecans. I extended the challenge through Saturday.
Tues: Ate on plan for only 1 out 3 meals yesterday. Didn't get close to the activity goal.
Wed: No meals eaten on plan. The silver lining is that I confined my caffeine intake (only two small cups with coconut creamer) to the a.m. Yep, still messin' around with that one. It's all about habit.
Thur: Only 1 out of 3 meals on plan. Activity goal was right on.

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

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep 

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 12, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Airdyne 31 min; Walk 15 min

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

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

6-Day Challenge (M-T-W-Th-F-S): 1) Eat completely starch- and plant-based, no fat added with no more than 1 oz nuts/day 2) Get at least 60 min activity/day 3) Do it:-)

Challenge Results:
Mon: I put about a tablespoon of liquid from some marinated artichoke hearts on some spinach/arugula mix. It didn't have much oil in it, but it counts. Didn't have any of the artichoke hearts. They're long gone. Supper was not on plan. Did just right with the nuts--pecans. I extended the challenge through Saturday.
Tues: Ate on plan for only 1 out 3 meals yesterday. Didn't get close to the activity goal.
Wed: No meals eaten on plan. The silver lining is that I confined my caffeine intake (only two small cups with coconut creamer) to the a.m. Yep, still messin' around with that one. It's all about habit. 

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

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 11, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Walk 10 min

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

6-Day Challenge (M-T-W-Th-F-S): 1) Eat completely starch- and plant-based, no fat added with no more than 1 oz nuts/day 2) Get at least 60 min activity/day 3) Do it:-)

Challenge Results:
Mon: I put about a tablespoon of liquid from some marinated artichoke hearts on some spinach/arugula mix. It didn't have much oil in it, but it counts. Didn't have any of the artichoke hearts. They're long gone. Supper was not on plan. Did just right with the nuts--pecans. I extended the challenge through Saturday.
Tues: Ate on plan for only 1 out 3 meals yesterday. Didn't get close to the activity goal.

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

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


30 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep 

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

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


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


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


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



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 10, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.4

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


For my activity: Airdyne 25 min; Walk 17 min

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

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

6-Day Challenge (M-T-W-Th-F-S): 1) Eat completely starch- and plant-based, no fat added with no more than 1 oz nuts/day 2) Get at least 60 min activity/day 3) Do it:-)

Challenge Results:
Mon: I put about a tablespoon of liquid from some marinated artichoke hearts on some spinach/arugula mix. It didn't have much oil in it, but it counts. Didn't have any of the artichoke hearts. They're long gone. Supper was not on plan. Did just right with the nuts--pecans. I extended the challenge through Saturday.

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

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep 

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

Body Fat: 35.5%::1.5.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; 35.2%::9.3.11; 35.4%::10.18.11

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.0 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#) Date: 3.13.12


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

4-Day Challenge (M-T-W-Th): 1) Eat completely starch- and plant-based, no fat added with no more than 1 oz nuts/day 2) Get at least 60 min activity/day 3) Do it:-)

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

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

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


Sat: 30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

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

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


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

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


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


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


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



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