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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 10, 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#)


Hear twice before you speak once. --Proverb 

For my activity: Walk 15 min; Jog 1 min/Walk 3 min x 7

Didn't happen to get in my bike ride yesterday. The good news on the jogging is that I sought out and jogged up a hill, then jogged up another because that's the way jogging in the street goes. I'm gettin' there at a snail's pace!

The rest of this is pretty boring--I don't recommend reading any of it:
My sleeping night was a perfect joke. I can't eat certain things close to bedtime anymore. Period. (Though I keep testing it--last night it was not on purpose.) Promises don't work--only making myself eat out of a certain box of choices after a certain hour. My day is completely off kilter. Foolish. But I can only forgive myself, stick to the plan that works tonight and move on. I have no clue if I'll be able to get through wt trng later--I shall try!

It's probably time to write down my food again and then to count calories. I should have been writing my food down all this time, but even when you know something fosters mindfulness (and keeps your choices somewhat sane and honest), sometimes you think it'll be okay to skip a day. And then you've skipped it for months. I think the last time I religiously wrote down my food was this past January. It's always (since I've posted here on DDs) been one of those things that furthers my cause.

I tried a RedBull (artificial sweetener version), and it tasted like Fizzies and the aftertaste lasted waaay too long--I drank about 3 sips. Now I know, but I could have done without it.  

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.4::8.7::8.10::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride 


100 oz Water * ? hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32
  

moogy on 08/10/2011:
I think everone could manage with Red Bull or any of those other caffeine charged drinks. Sorry you had such a rough night, another lesson learned. Yes, it is a nuisance, but true, writing down and counting does work. I have felt much more in control since I started doing it again. I hope that you recover from your foolishness today and get a reasonable night's sleep tonight:)


Umpqua on 08/10/2011:
I don't like the taste of Red Bull either. I do like Sobe Lifewater for a nice zero calorie change from regular water. It's sweetened with stevia and erythritol. No caffeine but they have flavors with B12, ginseng, etc. Hope you get a good night's sleep in!


V on 08/10/2011:
I am not a fan of Red Bull either :( It is such a weird taste with a slight hint of CAN...LOl I can't fully dis it because in a pinch, I will settle for it if and only if it is the last option...Have you ever tried Monster absolute Zero??? Yummy but I usually cut off my caffeine intake by 4 pm(imagine that... me?) LOL I really appreciate the extra sleep that I get now...I wake up Ready!!.. I hope you get a good night sleep my friend..I also still hope the rain will find itself your way :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/10/2011:
i know what you mean about eating certain foods at bedtime! gosh, i'm only 28 and my body has finally seeked revenge. i finally have digestive problems at work when i take too many chances, too much dairy, too much anything. i'm not lactose intolerant, yet. but, wow, no more eating whatever i want either. and forget about having a bowl of 2 cups fiber one and milk for breakfast = bloating and gas all day long at work. grrr.


thinkpositive on 08/11/2011:
Thanks for the sleep advice. I'm not ready to cut coffee out- but will try cutting down first & then may go 1/2 decaf. I hear you on the importance of writing down calories- when i don't there is no progress.


liza36 on 08/11/2011:
You are too funny - you are NOT boring and I love your posts. Great job on the jogging, and I guess you've learned about mindful eating. I typically write down my foods every day (it's part of the weight watcher's plan), but if I skip a day or two, I forget about the whole week. If I'm traveling and don't have control over what I may be eating, I don't write things down. I guess that is when I need it the most. Live and learn I suppose.


greengirl on 08/11/2011:
Keep up the good work with the jogging biscotti :-) I too have a problem if I eat at night which seems to be worse as I get older !! It's crap getting older !!


V on 08/11/2011:
Celsius and the Monster absolute zero is Aspartame free...There are alot of Celsius flavors that are gross..LOl I like the Ginger Ale, Orange and cola flavor...I usually don't drink the Celsius after my am workouts... I am sure if i wasn't such an adrenaline junky/overthinker And i would sleep a hell alot better if I laid off the Monsters as well...LOL


V on 08/11/2011:
Oh and BTW I have been watching "The weather channel" In hopes of seeing some relief from your drought :(


kimbobeaner on 08/11/2011:
Thanks for the welcome! Never tried a red bull either...maybe I will keep it that way! I am afraid to get energy from a drink...I might get palpitations or something, knowing me :P I also have to be careful what I eat, and when I eat in the evening...my stomach is always on fire with heartburn if I eat much after 7pm... so I guess I shouldn't do that!!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 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#)


The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. --Harry Golden 

For my activity: Walk 15 min; Bike Ride 22 min/3.6 mi

Onward and upward--enjoy your day! 

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.4::8.7::8.10::

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


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

legcramps on 08/09/2011:
Good job! Have a good one today :)


geevee on 08/09/2011:
Shingles vaccine update - I saw my doctor this morning and asked him about the vaccine. Immediately he said "no" because I'm taking methotrexate, an immuno-suppresant.Because it's a live vaccine, it could cause big problems.

The subject is not closed because the blood test showed that my platelet count was low again. He told me to stop taking the methotrexate and to come in for more blood work to see if doing that will raise the platelet level for the next 2 wks.

So if he takes me off this drug permanently, then I'll bring up the vaccine again.

I'm glad I didn't go ahead and get the vaccine when he was on vacation. I had a feeling about this drug and how it might interfere with the vaccine.

More to come!


hollybelle on 08/09/2011:
Great job Biscotti! Love that you rode your bike.


Umpqua on 08/09/2011:
I'm so glad you are feeling stronger and enjoying your exercise!


moogy on 08/09/2011:
Good for you Bike Woman and a good night's sleep as well. I hope you have another good one today biscotti. Onward!!!!


Umpqua on 08/09/2011:
Thanks for the wallpaper video! I bookmarked it and will try the sheet method with my next room since I'm almost done. The next room has some really large solid areas and that could work out very well.


Soon2BThin on 08/09/2011:
Thanks for your comments and concerns. I know this is almost starvation but it's only temporary and you don't gain the weight back if you follow the program correctly. The HCG re-regulates your hypothalamus so eventually you can eat more and still not gain weight. I've researched it very well. I do feel better today and not taking the Lasix. I only took it for 3 days, also some potassium (my doctor told me to) and my legs and ankles and feet are normal today. I think it's the fact that I'm not eating the junk food and salt. So maybe this diet will take care of the swelling. Hey, I'm not mad if you feel that way. After all, we've been here forever, right?


V on 08/09/2011:
I had a little talk with Mother nature and i am hoping she will bestow some rain your way ;) My grass is so thankful for the moisture :) Great job today!! I know I said this before but you are REALLY doing it! Yeah!


moogy on 08/10/2011:
Thank you for the attempted comfort but I still feel guilty having the heater on because there is only me here!!


thinkpositive on 08/10/2011:
I like the quote. Hope you enjoy your day as well!


liza36 on 08/10/2011:
I liked your post on Monday. The sense of accomplishment must feel so wonderful. Have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 08, 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; Jog 1 min/Walk 3 min x 7
Sun: Walk 20 min; Bike Ride 31 min/5.1 mi; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (7 min)

I enjoyed finishing my wt trng wkt yesterday--invaluable for the sense of accomplishment it affords. The progress creeps up on me and one day I can see or feel something (good) I hadn't previously. That's how wt trng goes:-)

Also, and it's hard to explain, the bike ride yesterday was the first decent ride I've had in a couple of years. Progress is a very good thing:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.4::8.7::8.10::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride 


120 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
120 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32
 

V on 08/08/2011:
Doesn't it feel great to make the goals you set :) Awesome!! Have a great Monday!!


moogy on 08/08/2011:
I know what you mean, I am sure it was easier to shave my legs this weeks. I have only lost four pounds and being doing exercise but I am sure it was easier!! Wonderful news on the bike ride, good for you biscotti, you are really making a difference to your health and strength:)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 06, 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 10 min

I finished my jog earlier today--a little hot, but I'm pretty used to it--it was probably about 86*F. (I don't get out to do sustained activity after about 90--the exception would be in the evening when the sun is low or already setting.) Today there was a little breeze for a change. (It got to 115*F in the shade yesterday.) It was still way over 100*F today.

I'd just like to encourage anyone (ANYONE) in any shape to physically find some way to challenge yourself. You can't do it all in the beginning, but you can start where you are and find something to get your heart rate up, get your frustrations out, get stronger or sweat--or all four! Start small and build up. I'll vouch for how slow the process can be, but if you don't do something now, you'll probably be doing nothing a year from now. Use your imagination to see how good you can possibly feel even after just one short workout.

Again, I recommend recording your progress and/or goals in a little notebook--you could even do it on your phone--I think the main thing is that it's there and you know it's accessible. (For me there's just something about recording my progress.) You may not ever look to see where you were, but it'll be there if you decide you want to look back. I still have my old little running notebook when I did this back in 2002--this time is quite different. I'm feeling a different set of challenges, but with every step my confidence builds and I like to remind myself of where I've been.

I know it may be boring to focus on that at least once/week here in my diary, but that's the way it is--everything changes:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.4::8.7::

Plan for today: Walk, Jog/Walk ***Both Done*** 


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

moogy on 08/07/2011:
Obviously you have great powers of witchery. Your incantation worked and my cough is all but gone. I just sound like a little train when I am breathing now!! I love your attitude about exercise and can't wait until I can breath again to get back into it. Have a great day biscotti:)


V on 08/07/2011:
I love this post Biscotti!! YES!! You are all fired up!! Truly inspiring!!



biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 05, 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 (2 min)

Got the wt trng done yesterday, and I look forward to my little jog session tomorrow. It's nice to have two life-affirming staples of activity at the moment:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.4::8.7::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride


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

moogy on 08/05/2011:
Yes, sometimes it is only the simple repitition of little but healthfull things that keep us going sometimes. I have found that since counting my calories and doing exercise I have been able to rise above the difficulties that swirl around me. Like taking back a little of control. I hope you get more sleep over the weekend:)


V on 08/05/2011:
Awesome job Biscotti!! I will try to send a little rain your way, it seems Geevee is keeping it all to herself!! LOL ;) Have a good one!


Umpqua on 08/06/2011:
You're doing so great with the exercise!


greengirl on 08/06/2011:
Go for it Biscotti, good to have two irons in the fire and variety is the spice of life. Our water's just come back on after 6 hours or so but it certainly buggered up my routine for the day and put me in a foul mood. I don't suffer fools gladly and I had to talk to some mumbling buffoon when I telephone the water company. I'm afraid I was a bit of a bitch with him but his customer service skills were sadly lacking! It's all good now so back to normal tomorrow :-)


moogy on 08/06/2011:
Yes, it was lucky 13, I stuck with it and ended the day way under calories. All together "Go away nasty cough", that should do it:)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 04, 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 30 min; Jog 1 min/Walk 3 min x 7

It was 114*F yesterday--overnight that night it was 79*F (that's the lowest overnight temp for a few weeks--possibly month now). Isn't the weather lovely and talented? Yes, but let's not bring too much attention to it--it's so very sensitive and we wouldn't want to hurt its feelings. Aww screw it--the weather sucks.

I need a good grocery trip--if for nothing else but fruit. I have been without watermelon for about a week now.

Martha Stewart, who admitted to squirting liver sausage from the package (directly into her mouth) while standing in front of the refrigerator, turned 70 yesterday. Long live Martha:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.4::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout


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

greengirl on 08/04/2011:
Over six hours sleep, that's not too bad biscotti. I can't sleep because its warm here, but your night temperatures are as warm as our day temperatures. I don't know how you cope with it. It's very wet here which makes it pretty humid though! Keep up the good work :-)


Em17 on 08/04/2011:
Have a great day its almost the weekend =)


moogy on 08/04/2011:
Do you think she has had some work done? She doesn't look that old does she? It was nearly 80 here yesterday and Winter isn't even over yet, I am getting nervous already. Sorry about your sucky weather, I empathise with you - I say we start a petition to have summers cooler. What do you think?


V on 08/04/2011:
LOL!! That is too funny about M.S. :) haha I love how you come out of left field with these fun facts :) It is pretty sad that anything below 80 is considered a "cold snap" :( Stay cool ;)


Umpqua on 08/04/2011:
With those temps, I'd say you have a right to complain about the weather, wow! That Martha Stewart is a tough old bird :)


thinkpositive on 08/05/2011:
Hope your hot weather breaks sometime soon. Happy grocery shopping.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 03, 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 30 min; Jog 1 min/Walk 3 min x 7
Tues: Walk 10 min

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.3::

Plan for today: Walk, Jog/Walk, Circuit Workout


80 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32
 

Umpqua on 08/03/2011:
I hope you're having a great day!


moogy on 08/03/2011:
Hello biscotti, short and sweet today. I hope it was a good one:) Funny lady!! biscuits on the hips eh!!


V on 08/03/2011:
Yea!! have a wonderful evening!!! You are rocking out the workouts :)



biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 01, 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 25 min

I'm very pleased that I completed 8 out of a possible 9 scheduled wt trng sessions for July--woo-hoo!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.5::7.8::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.2::

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


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

hollybelle on 08/01/2011:
I'm proud of your July accomplishments, too! woooo-hooooo-yooooou! Go biscuit-girl!


greengirl on 08/01/2011:
Well done with the weight training biscotti. You are a real example to us all :-)


V on 08/01/2011:
Great Job biscotti!! Yeah buddy!!


Umpqua on 08/01/2011:
Um, considering you were recovering from a major illness during that time, I'd say that's a darn fine accomplishment! Bravo!!


moogy on 08/01/2011:
You deserve to be proud of yourself. Great going, and apparently you are now a superheronine - Biscuit Girl!!!!! LOL


Em17 on 08/01/2011:
Congrats =)Have a great rest of the week =)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 31, 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; Jog 1 min/Walk 3 min x 7; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (8 min)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.5::7.8::7.11::7.14::7.19::7.24::7.27::7.30::8.2::

Plan for today: Walk


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

greengirl on 07/31/2011:
How're the jogging intervals coming along biscotti?? Hope you are well and have a great week this week:-)


hollybelle on 07/31/2011:
Weather here has me working out only indoors these days - although I did manage an 8:00 walk this morning with dogs - since it was totally overcast. Not too bad because I used a frozen bandana around my neck - LOL! Good work - walk/jog circuits sound effective.


moogy on 07/31/2011:
Ha! It is an English saying and generally for us it meant any germy illness usually involving mucus! Anyhow, I still have it, trying to ignore it. I hope that you have a healthy and happy week with some good night's of sleep:)


mcwoo40 on 08/01/2011:
have a good week,where still plodding along :)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 30, 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

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, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1303 * Calorie Goal = 1442 * Fat Goal = 32
 

moogy on 07/30/2011:
I hope that you are having a enjoyable weekend biscotti. I stayed in bed until 10.30 (it's Sunday morning)after dosing myself up with medicine around 7am. It's got me.....the dreaded lurgy.....it's got me!!!! Still did my exercises though, sounded like an old steam train towards the end though!! lol



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