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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 12, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:  NordicTrack 45 min/4.4 mi

I'm going to call today's increase of 1.5# a fluctuation, because I uncharacteristically got into some white cheddar Cheez-Its last night. A victim of my taste buds--haha--oh the MSG of it all--they're left over from some chex mix making. I just don't buy this stuff except to make chex mix. At any rate, I probably ate 4 or 5 servings before I knew it!

Didn't get in the wt trng, but probably will do so today. My anxiety over my health is improving daily--thank goodness I'm able to exercise like I can! More incentive to lose and get back to jogging regularly.

Onward and upward!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::1.4::1.12

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 84 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1321

Progress as of today: 28.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 01/12/2010:
Glad to know your stress test gave you freedom to exercise as you desire to get back to it.....


see_maw on 01/13/2010:
MMMMMMM cheez-Its!


nenak on 01/13/2010:
great positive thinking!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 11, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Wed: Walk 10 min
Thur: Walk 10 min (Treadmill/Stress Test); Walk 10 min
Fri: Airdyne 35 min; Walk 10 min
Sat: NordicTrack 45 min/4.6 mi; Short Walk
Sun: NordicTrack 44 min/4.3 mi; Short Walk

So I had a stress test on Thursday--yeah, it was stressful--haha! All kidding aside, my BP just before the test was 180/110--unusually high for me, so it improved during and was pretty much normal several minutes after. So I have no limitations on exercise as regards my heart function. I cannot tell you what good news this is. I'm nearly ecstatic NOT to have an excuse:-)

As for the calorie counting--I postponed it again, though I did get in and mess with Fitday a bit--once. I am writing down my food. That's all I guess I'm willing to do--will try again Wednesday. I owe it to myself to at least count for a month. I'm finding that I'm all over the place on my food choices, and I keep thinking that actually planning/creating a guideline for what I will eat in a day would serve me well. I'm not going to beat myself up for deviating as long as I write it all down. This does not mean I'm planning to deviate!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::1.4::1.11

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 56 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1321

Soon2BThin on 01/11/2010:
I just can't make myself write everything down and count the calories. I have done this so many times before and failed that I figure why bother. I know it helps to have a plan but I'm just taking it one meal at a time and doing the best with it. I do kind of keep a count of calories in my head all day but not really down to each calorie, sort of just an estimate. I know what is right to eat and what is not and I'm just trying to eat the right things. Anyway, I'm glad your stress test went well. Happy exercising!


nenak on 01/11/2010:
I dont count calories but I do record everything that goes in my mouth. then at the end of the day i look back and see what I could have done without and try to do without it next time. you are positive and you can only do what you want to do! keep up the good work!


legcramps on 01/11/2010:
You're doing great, whether you write everything down or not. Do what works for you; sometimes planning it out that way pressures you into feeling really bad when you 'fail' by not following the plan you made out for yourself. Life is everyday and things will happen - what's best is learning how to overcome the obstacles without losing sight of your goals! Have a great day today!


greengirl on 01/11/2010:
hey Biscotti, hope you are well. I'm more motivated now than I have been for a couple of years so I'm hoping to stick around for a while. I wish I could be as consistent as you always seem to be. I will be checking out everyones diaries in the next couple of days hopefully. Thanks for still being here. You give me more confidence :)


MoodyMe on 01/11/2010:
Glad the stress test went well and you have the green light to workout!

I don't track my calories as closely as I should, but I just can't bring myself to write everything down..Planning tho, really helps to stay on track! Good luck!

Hope you had a great day!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 06, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 10 min

I only got in the walk. I'm just a little sore from the wt trng the other day.

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::1.4::1.8

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk

Inactivity Kills!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 56 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1321

MoodyMe on 01/06/2010:
Good for you for gettin in your walk..and listening to your body by not overdoing it today!!


nenak on 01/07/2010:
slow and steady wins the race!!!!!!!!


mcwoo40 on 01/07/2010:
I like to get out walking,feel peeved when i can't.Keep up the good work,Jules


legcramps on 01/07/2010:
Have a good day today!


mcwoo40 on 01/08/2010:
Have a good weekend Biscotti,have you got snow yet??


thinnside40 on 01/10/2010:
I had to have DD send me my password...Been too long since last log-in.... I got it and am back to get started again...

Have a great week!


selina on 01/11/2010:
Thank you, Biscotti for your supportive words. I appreciate it!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 05, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


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

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

Essentially I did a full circuit workout--all exercises, fewer reps than last time and used only 10.5# dumbbells. It felt very good--I needed to boost my body and spirit. Sleep seems to be getting a little better, just not enough!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::1.4::1.8

Plan for today: NTrack, Bike Ride, Walk

Inactivity Kills!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 84 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1321

Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Soon2BThin on 01/05/2010:
You're on a roll. Good job with the exercise!


legcramps on 01/06/2010:
Great job! Way to see another loss :)


geevee on 01/06/2010:
Somehow my son missed the 8½ x 11 sheet with the quote from Homer the other day, but did notice it yesterday. He came into my room grumbling about it and how he doesn't like to be re- minded of his excesses. "Too bad. You need this!"

Good going on the half pound loss. They all add up.


weightlossyoyo on 01/06/2010:
1/2 lb is awesome! Keep up the hard work!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 04, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it. --Horace

For my activity:
Wed & Thur: Nothing
Fri: Walk 25 min
Sat: Airdyne 35 min/Walk 10 min
Sun: Nothing

Happy New Year--my wish is that we all make the most of it. Life certainly will suck (at times)--keep your chin up and try to persevere!

I'm satisfied with baby steps regarding my food tracking. I didn't do Fitday, but I have written down my food since last Wednesday. I'll definitely start counting this coming Wednesday.

I'm going to do a mini circuit workout today--I'm trying to minimize/avoid any soreness because of some things coming up later this week, so a full workout will have to wait.

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::1.4::

Plan for today: Mini Circuit Workout, Airdyne, Walk

Inactivity Kills!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 56 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1325

geevee on 01/04/2010:
What a perfect quote! In magic marker it is now posted on the fridge for my son. For me too,of course.

Thanks!


nenak on 01/04/2010:
sounds like your on the right track!


legcramps on 01/04/2010:
Nice quote - absolutely right. Good luck today!


mcwoo40 on 01/04/2010:
Here's to another healthy week,hopefully!!!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 30, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. --Mark Twain

For my activity: Walk 25 min

I must make an entry daily to hold myself accountable. Will start writing down food in my little notebook and counting calories for the first time in 4 or 5 months.

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::12.30::

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Inactivity Kills!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 56 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1325
 

geevee on 12/30/2009:
I know what you mean. If I don't make an entry it's just so easy to slack off. The last time I didn't check in for something like 2 yrs. and almost regained all of the weight I had lost! Counting calories has always kept me in line. I highly recommend it.


hollybelle on 12/30/2009:
Yes, iniactivity kills and I better get going! I am posting more again. Have to to keep focused. It helps!


greengirl on 12/30/2009:
Wishing you all the best for the New Year :) I will be joining you with a little notebook of my own very shortly


nenak on 12/31/2009:
food diaries always work for me good luck


legcramps on 12/31/2009:
I keep a food and activity log too. It helps tremendously. Happy New Year!


mcwoo40 on 01/01/2010:
Best wishes for 2010,keep going.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 29, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thurs-Sun: Nothing
Mon: NordicTrack 26 min/2.3 mi

I'm up 2 pounds on my weigh-in today--not too shocking under the circumstances. Sleep still disturbed, but better; lacking wt trng, thus I'm postponing the BF measurement for awhile; trying to just get regular daily exercise at the moment.

I know this'll just make most of you laugh, but our temps haven't been out of the 40s (F) for several weeks, so I guess I just need to get used to it. We're having our third round of snow since Fall. (It was in the 80s on Christmas last year.) Last week's snow would have qualified as a blizzard if we had had much that stuck to the ground for the first 3 or 4 hours of the snow. Despite having only about an inch on the ground, there were drifts of 3 or 4 feet in some places. Highly unusual--at least as unusual as the dust storm from a few years back! 

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::12.29::

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Inactivity Kills!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 84 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1325

Soon2BThin on 12/29/2009:
Wow, only 5.5 pounds to go, you're doing great! Gaining 2 pounds over the holiday is not too bad. You are so consistent I'm envious.


mcwoo40 on 12/30/2009:
Gosh your doing well,Just stopped by to wish you all the best for the new year,Jules


nenak on 12/30/2009:
we have had snow for the last 2 weeks that combined with freezing fog has been the worst season since 2004! and we are having a snow storm at the mo! temps have been down to minus 17c and it has been drap! the skiing however has been fantastic and the kids have enjoyed a lovely white xmas! have a good one



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 24, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues: Nothing
Wed: NordicTrack 47 min/4.2 mi; Walk 9 min/Jog 1 min
Thurs: Airdyne 10 min; Walk 10 min
Fri & Sat: Nothing
Sun: Walk 35 min/Jog 3 min
Mon & Tues: Short Walk
Wed: Nothing

For my weekly weigh-in on Tuesday I'm down another pound. Still didn't get in the wt trng. Will try again today--seriously. I'll put up theTwelve Days of Christmas Parody after midnight.

Stuff going on healthwise has me focused (for the most part) and that's what I'm owing my success to so far. I don't have all the answers yet, but for the first time in about a month-and-a-half I can go to sleep and feel like I'm going to actually wake up. It's complicated right now, but I'm unraveling the knot step-by-step. Trying to focus on the old "one day at a time," though I'm not a natural at that mentality.

Speaking of knots, I started a crochet project and that's a great thing to get my mind off of some things. Writing in my journal helps as well.

BF measurement from a couple weeks ago:
You have a body fat percentage of 26.87%.
Lean Body Mass is 117.01 lbs and Fat Body Mass is 42.99 lbs.
W:H = 0.81
(This s/b less than 0.8 of course.)

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::12.24::

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Inactivity Kills!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 56 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities
* RMR = 1316
 


biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 15, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues: Nothing
Wed-Fri: Not much--shopping at Costco abt 2 hrs
Sat: Walk 10 min
Sun: Short Walk

Mon: Airdyne 20 min; Short Walk

For my weekly weigh-in I'm down another 1.5#. Still didn't get in the wt trng. Will try again today.

Last week's BF measurement:
You have a body fat percentage of 26.87%.
Lean Body Mass is 117.01 lbs and Fat Body Mass is 42.99 lbs.
W:H = 0.81
(This s/b less than 0.8 of course.)

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::12.15::

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Inactivity Kills!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 56 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1321

selina on 12/16/2009:
HI Biscotti: I agree with you, weight gain has a lot in common with more frequent hotflashes in my case, too. I don't remember having them as often when I ws fitter a year ago. I have no idea if hormonal inbalances have anything to do with having extra fat in one's body but it's worth a thought - thanks for bringing it up. Wow, you are doing very well, 1.5 loss in one week is awesome!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 08, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Fri-Mon: Nothing

For my weekly weigh-in I'm down another half-pound. I'm going to make an effort to get in my wt trng today. In hopes I don't go the other direction--yet again--I've changed my goal wt below.

Today's BF measurement--not much headway, but I didn't expect much.

You have a body fat percentage of 26.87%.
Lean Body Mass is 117.01 lbs and Fat Body Mass is 42.99 lbs.
W:H = 0.81
(This s/b less than 0.8 of course.)

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::10.13::11.12::12.8::

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Inactivity Kills!


1828 cal * 50g Fat * 13g Fiber * 56 oz Water
318 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1325

geevee on 12/08/2009:
Hi Biscotti,

Thank God I only have one bad knee! It's been acting up for the last 5 wks: swollen, stiff,hard to walk when I get up from a chair. It's difficult to get the right balance to walk because it's rather wobbly. After a few tentative steps I'm okay. In sum, this kind of situation does not encourage exercise! That's part of the reason for the slowness in re- ducing.

I see the rheumotologist every 3 mos.-next appt. is the middle of January. The knee is bad enough to go earlier, but if I do I can't get the cortisone shot; my drug of choice! You can only have one every 3 mos.

Methyl Trexate if basically a cancer drug but it's also used for arthritis patients. I just don't like the idea of using such a drug.

I have a very high tolerance for pain which I don't seem to have. It amazes my doctor. He said based on the x-rays and my history I am a prime candidate for knee replacement! But since pain is not an issue he wouldn't recommend one.

After all I've heard and the misery my ex has gone through, it will never happen.

I like your change of goal idea and might do the same. That's what I did when I restarted my diet plan in June. "Think small, accomplish, do it again." It all adds up.


doitup on 12/08/2009:
Changing goals is a great idea, keeps your motivation level high. :)


Donkey on 12/13/2009:
Thank you for your encouraging blogs as always!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/13/2009:
hello. saying hi!


selina on 12/14/2009:
Hi Biscotti, thanks for stopping by and for the b-day wishes. Happy holidays to you!


legcramps on 12/14/2009:
Great job!



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