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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 06, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master's chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. --Henry David Thoreau

For my activity: Walk 30 min

Didn't get in my wt trng yesterday, so the rundown's the same for today.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.29::**********::9.30(partial)::*::10.6::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

moogy on 10/06/2010:
I hope you have a great day of good food and sweaty exercise. It is so lovely to have you back posting!!:)

just42day on 10/06/2010:
thanks for the kind words of support. Really appreciate them. Thanks, too, for always posting such interesting quotes. I always look forward to reading them. :)

Maria7 on 10/06/2010:
Looks like you are doing really well. You're not far to 145! :-)

V on 10/06/2010:
Have a good one :)

moogy on 10/07/2010:
Thanks biscotti, in order to work out how many points is in my food (because I make most stuff from scratch) I have to know the calories and fat content. I am going to have a look at the website though. Thanks for the help!:)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 05, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly. --Andre Gide

For my activity:
Thur: 4 of 16 Circuit Aer Wkt moves using Airdyne (2 min)
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat & Sun: Nothing
Mon: Walk 30 min

I'm down a pound on my weigh-in today. My BF is down as well. I'd like to see how I feel at about 28% BF. The low end for my age group is 24%. (I'm measuring my BF with a hand-held Omron gadget I got last year.)

In an effort to capitalize on my brief momentum, I'm going to try to start posting every day. It's the old accountability thing--I'm less likely to leave my wt trng behind. That's my story--at least for today--haha!

Onward and upward--weeeeeeee!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.29::**********::9.30(partial)::*::10.5::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

selina on 10/05/2010:
One pound down, that's awesome, Biscotti! Glad to hear you're coming back to posting, yes, it does make a difference for me, too!

legcramps on 10/05/2010:
You're doing great - and it'll be nice to see you back here posting more often. Have a great day today!

loveray on 10/05/2010:
thanks, Biscotti. I didnt, in any way, mean any judgement about water or soy choices for anyone, just wanted to share some interesting info. There are many good forms of soy, so you are very right to consider the source of info. I hope you have a wonderfully healthy day! xo

V on 10/05/2010:
WOw Wow Wow!!!! truly inspirational! I am glad that you are back and i did take your suggestions with the research and I am devising a plan so I might be picking your brain in a few days....Oh that web site is very informative :) I am slightly curious as to what foods you eat :) I am posting in a few so I will talk to you later :)

geevee on 10/05/2010:
Your "brief momentum". I LOVE it!

You are so right about daily posting to keep yourself accountable. I'll know what the damage is on Sat. after not posting or writing down what I eat and being off my successful diet. I know it's not going to be good news. This is how I regained most of the weight I had lost the first time here. I go off track so easily.

Umpqua on 10/05/2010:
Great job on the weight and body fat. Looking forward to seeing more of you around here!

hollybelle on 10/05/2010:
Woo-Hoo girl - look at you! I'd love to see 155 by November 15 - that would be 10 lbs lost by then - that's almost doable....Hmmmmmm.

V on 10/05/2010:
getfitamerica....I have been reading up on different ways I could go about introducing good carbs like brown rice...I am a little frightened about it not meaning I will go overboard,I guess it is more of a mental thing for me....SOunds silly but i have to reprogram in my thick skull that all carbs are not bad! LOL

just42day on 10/05/2010:
All sounds well in your world. I'm glad. :)

moogy on 10/05/2010:
Well done for another pound biscotti, that goal is looking really close now!!

Maria7 on 10/05/2010:
Congratulations to you! :-)

breakaway on 10/05/2010:
Congrats on your pound down! I hope my scale tells me the same this week! Have a great week :D

liza36 on 10/06/2010:
Glad to see you back, and congrats on the loss, especially the BF.

biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 30, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 34.1% (was 32.5% on 8.10)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

I believe our longing for an innate harmony runs deeper than our longing for righteousness. --Evelyn Rodriguez

For my activity:
Sun 9.12: Walk 10 min; Mowing 40 min
Mon 9.13: Walk 15 min
Tues 9.14: Walk 15 min; Mowing 20 min
Wed 9.15: Mowing 65 min; Weedeating 35 min; Cleanup 20 min; Pick up tree limbs 15 min
Thur 9.16: Nothing
Fri 9.17: Walk 25 min
Sat 9.18: Walk 40 min
Sun 9.19: Walk 20 min
Mon 9.20: Walk 20 min
Tues 9.21: Walk 10 min
Wed 9.22: Walk 25 min
Thur 9.23: Walk 25 min
Fri 9.24: Walk 30 min
Sat 9.25: Shopping 60 min
Sun 9.26: Walk 35 min
Mon 9.27: Walk 20 min
Tues 9.28: Walk 30 min
Wed 9.29: Nothing

I'm up a half-pound on my weigh-in Tuesday. Unfortunately I've completely slacked on the wt trng (10 workouts in a row missed), thus my BF is waaay up--from 32.5% to 34.1% today. I'm committing to wt trng. Again.

I've only weighed in one other time lately and I was up, so it's good to be down again--during this break from DDs it hasn't really been my priority. However, I have wanted to go dairy-free for some time now. In that process I have managed to drastically decrease my caffeine intake as well.

I was a big ol' sucker and bought a container of one of the overly sweetened almond milks (practically like syrup), which got me over the hump to quit putting milk in my coffee--I'm not lactose intolerant, just wanted to try going without for once. Then I used a container of unsweetened almond milk and put a scant teaspoon of cane syrup (100%) in my one cup of coffee/day (might have a decaf too).

I have managed to cut back on coffee. Couldn't get the unsweetened almond milk on my last grocery run, so I got the organic unsweetened soy milk and ya' know what--it's fine. It's pure soy milk from soybeans--not a bunch of sweetener and salt and other junk. The important thing is I know what's in it. BTW it has 4g of fiber per cup--not added fiber, it's there naturally because it's made from the whole soybean.

I'm really planning to work diligently on getting the the body fat down to the 20%-something range. I seriously would like to get to a point where I don't even weigh myself. My health priorities have begun to shift like no other time in my life. I recently discovered that I, we, humans, don't need as much protein as we seem to have been led to believe. In fact it can be very hard on our kidneys for instance.

Speaking of health, I'm a little over the 7-month mark for my CPAP therapy. I don't wake up in the middle of my night's sleep anymore (this is as of about 6 weeks ago). And I don't use a chinstrap anymore--I realized it was doing nothing for me. It didn't take long from the beginning to get used to the nasal mask, but I've had to do a little tweaking with the humidity setting on my machine and it's all working just great for me right now! Good sleep is vital to me, though some nights I might get at the very least only 5 full hours. We spend a third of our life sleeping or should--I'm grateful every day that I got diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea.

Cutting back my coffee (and thus caffeine) has made a drastic drastic improvement in my overall sleep. And I previously was vigilant about not drinking it after about 2 p.m. or so. I've also changed the type of coffee to instant (not decaf) as of the last week or so. It's a little easier to see how much I'm getting. These are very small changes. I honestly can tell when I haven't had that little jolt to my overall mood. Of course the jolt is smaller with the amount I'm now consuming, but if I don't have it--I miss it. Not so much the coffee, but the mood boost. I never thought I could live without coffee, but when health priorities change, I can do nothing but try to change as well.

And I've been a 2-3 pot/day plus occasional nighttime coffee drinker with no effect on my sleep (quita a few years ago). Those days are probably gone forever! As with many things in a sometimes crazy life, I guess time will tell:-)

Not sure when I'll be back on a daily basis--soon I hope! Take good care of yourselves!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.20::8.23::8.26::8.29::**********::9.30::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

lose4sure on 09/30/2010:
amazing how caffeine can mess with your sleep! I don't drink coffee but I had an Exedrin one night and wondered why I was wide awake!

V on 09/30/2010:
Biscotti I am impressed that you are weaning yourself off the caffeine, I am super impressed with your dicipline.....I learn alot from you, and to that I say thank you :) Have a good day!

moogy on 09/30/2010:
It bought a smile to my face when I saw your name up on the diary entries list. Good news on the sleeping front that is really great. It is amazing what people can really do when faced with the option of possible death. I am glad you are sticking around with us. Keep up the good work - I shall look forward to your permenant return.XXX

Maria7 on 09/30/2010:
2 to 3 pots a day...big WOW!!! That's a lot of coffee! At one time I used to drink about 9 cups a day (years ago)...and it finally did not agree with me and I had to stop that. Now I usually have a small to large mug of coffee in the mornings (weak) and I'm happy with that. Hope you're having a nice evening! :-D

Umpqua on 09/30/2010:
It's great to see a post from you and another awesome quote that I can get on board with. Wonderful job with the coffee! That is the one thing I can't give up - I need my 2 cups in the morning to function. I cut back during my pregnancies but I was nauseous part of the time so it wasn't a big deal. I've heard Kava Kava is good for that little boost in the morning without caffeine. I've tried it a few times, but can't say I noticed a difference - but I was still drinking coffee. I think it's wonderful that you're analyzing your overall health and making changes based on that and not just numbers and plans. It's so important to take into account lifestyle needs and what we need to do to make ourselves healthy and happy overall. I hope you have an excellent upcoming week.

breakaway on 10/02/2010:
Good goals on the body fat. I have been wanting to get my body fat tested for a while now. Always been scared to! I know I have to be up around 45% or so. Looks like you got tons of walking in! Great job :D Have a great weekend!

Maria7 on 10/04/2010:
Hope you're doing well and having a nice evening. :-)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 28, 2010
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Sunday Sep 12, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 155.5

Body Fat: 32.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. --Duke Ellington

For my activity:
Wed 9.1: Walk 20 min; Mowing 55 min
Thur 9.2: Nothing
Fri 9.3: Nothing
Sat 9.4: Walk 30 min
Sun 9.5: Walk 10 min
Mon 9.6: Walk 15 min; Jog 3 min (in place); NordicTrack 15 min/1.1 mi
Tues 9.7: Jog 3 min (in place); NordicTrack 15 min/1.1 mi
Wed 9.8: NordicTrack 21 min/1.8 mi; Walk 30 min
Thur 9.9: Walk 25 min
Fri 9.10: NordicTrack 21 min/1.8 mi; Jog 3 min (in place); Walk 25 min
Sat 9.11: Walk 15 min

Still mostly on hiatus, but wanted to update my weight (down a half-pound) as of yesterday and what activity I've been doing.

See ya' all later--take good care of yourselves!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::8.17::8.20::8.23::8.26::8.29::***::9.12::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Yard Work

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

V on 09/12/2010:
Go Biscotti!!!! You have been missed!!!!!

teensybikini on 09/12/2010:
Wow your are doing awesome! You weight goals are similar to mine. Sending lots of props your way hun!!! keep it up! congrats on the weight loss!

panda22 on 09/12/2010:
Congrats on your loss...keep it up! You are only 10 away!

moogy on 09/12/2010:
So lovely to see your post and receive your comments. I miss you very much. Congrats on the half a pound, it all adds up. Hope life is treating you well. I look forward to when make your big return. Love to you.

Maria7 on 09/12/2010:
Congratulations to you! :-)

I see you are being VERY CONSISTANT (every day! :-)) with your exercise. That is REAL GOOD. Hope you're having a wonderful day! :-)

Umpqua on 09/13/2010:
Good to see you and great job with the exercise and half pound. I like the Duke Ellington quote!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/14/2010:
thanks for the belated BD wishes, you are doing very nicely too!

nita51 on 09/15/2010:
I just loved the little reed, bending in the wind. Awesome! Your comment meant so much to me, I will keep that thought embedded in my heart. Now about you lady,,,, You're doing a great job, only 10 lbs to go, until goal:) :) :) So happy for you. Take Care & Hugs

nita51 on 09/16/2010:

nita51 on 09/16/2010:
You know what they say......A woman's work is NEVER done. Take Care1

V on 09/16/2010:
Thank you for your comments :) It means alot coming from you :) i will have to watch Network now! And Steve McQueen was very dreamy ;)

moogy on 09/16/2010:
Lovely to hear from you biscotti. I hope everything is good in your world. I look forward to your return.

Maria7 on 09/16/2010:
Glad it's working for you on the decaf followed by regular. It's so easy nowadays to take in too much caffeine each day. Then be awake most of the nite! :-D

panda22 on 09/16/2010:
Yeah it's so good to have a walking buddy! I have 2 really close friends here now that have kids and I'm so blessed to have met them =) It's nice to have people who can relate to you and who are in the same boat being away from their family and military. Thanks for the comment! Hope you are doing well =D

Maria7 on 09/20/2010:
Thanks. Hoping you're having a real nice day! :-D

V on 09/20/2010:
See how many of us miss you! You have a great week as well :)

nita51 on 09/21/2010:
Yes, I will take it easy. Thank you. These old bones can't handle too much too soon. This old gal ain't what she use to be! ( LOL ) xoxo

KathyBlue on 09/24/2010:
Miss u.... :(

selina on 09/26/2010:
I miss you, Biscotti. Hope all is well :)

Maria7 on 09/27/2010:
Thank you for your comment. Hope you are doing well. :-)

V on 09/29/2010:
Thank you :) And yes you are missed

biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 11, 2010
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 155.5

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

This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 31, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 32.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat: Walk 20 min
Sun: Walk 30 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.2 mi)
Mon: Walk 20 min

I'm up 1.5# on my usual weigh-in today. For good reason--my appetite is excellent of late! I'm glad for it, but it means my vigilance needs some tweaking:-)

Good wt trng workout Sunday with progress--another one on tap for tomorrow, which will be 6 in a row--woo-hoo! Feels good to challenge the body and gradually meet the challenge. No to mention feeling like I'm putting some things behind me--or at least beginning to put some things behind me;-)

This is interesting:
Short-Term Overeating Could Make Long-Term Weight Loss Tougher:

Break Time!
I plan to start back posting late Sep/early Oct. Could be a little sooner or maybe a little later--we shall see! I've posted here with just a few breaks since Nov 2000. It's a good thing to take a break from time to time!

See ya' all later--take good care of yourselves!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.25::*******::8.17::8.20::8.23::8.26::8.29::9.1::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

V on 08/31/2010:
I am sure your results after your break will be fruitful! I am currently searching for something less severe than the low carb diet after I reach my goal weight,I am very interested in your fitday fitness plan,any suggestions? I still want to lose some weight after the 150 but i would like to do something that is healthy

KathyBlue on 08/31/2010:
ahh... I will miss you. :) I hope you got so addictive over the years that you won't resist to visit us meanwhile :P Remember: this is a GOOD TYPE of addiction! ;-)

Umpqua on 08/31/2010:
I'm glad the weight training is going so well for you. Enjoy your break from the DD and hope to see you back here soon!

liza36 on 08/31/2010:
Breaks can be good from time to time, just don't take a break for a year, like I did. I'd miss you! Very interesting article - does not bode well for me.

moogy on 08/31/2010:
I will miss you to, you posts, your support but I hope you do well without us.

V on 08/31/2010:
Thank you for your suggestions! They are greatly appreciated :)

moogy on 09/01/2010:
I just read Maria's post and saw your comment, I was glad that you were still around, I am already missing your comments and posts.

biscottibody59 on 09/03/2010:
(FROM A DELETED BLANK ENTRY--thanks for thinking of me moogy:-)

Comment left by moogy on 09/02/2010:

Thank you for taking the time to have a chat with me. I will consider entries a little more circumspectly before I comment now, I shall take a longer view and realize that in most cases these diarist are making decisions as adults. I suppose it is in my nature to want to make sure that people are OK, my nature won't change but my reaction will. Have a good break, eat healthy, and I look forward to your return. Enjoy your break.

selina on 09/06/2010:
Hi Biscotti! I hope you are having a good time, enjoying the beautiful fall weather. We just came back to the US, just a few days ago, still living in a hotel for another week until we can fully move into our house when air shipment and furniture gets delivered from storage. Daughter starts school tomorrow and is very excited about it! Stay well, I miss you!

Maria7 on 09/11/2010:
Thank you for your comment to my journal entry. It really meant a lot. I hope you are doing well. Take good care of yourself. :-)

biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 27, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 154.5

Body Fat: 32.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 50 min
Wed: Walk 30 min
Thur: Walk 35 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min)

Had another good wt trng workout--legs are starting to feel strong again. Am so trying not to take my body for granted, but I intend to keep moving forward with it for better or worse:-) 

I found a good substitute for the Dove chocolate I probably won't go for anymore. It's 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chips (Ghirardelli) with nothing artificial and no sodium or cholesterol and real vanilla, not vanillin. The nutritional info conveniently counts out 16 chips/80 calories/1g fiber. (But I just dole out 1 oz for myself.)

It's actually the UNsweetness I like about it. It's in the cooking section, so no jacking up the price for and calling it candy. Pricewise it's about the same as the large mint dk choc 60% cacao bar I bought awhile ago.

(Deficit below should not be in red!)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.25::*******::8.17::8.20::8.23::8.26::8.29::

Plan for today: Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!

Wed 8.25:
1494 cal * 58g Fat * 33g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

567 cal Deficit * 8% Activities * RMR = 1282

Thur 8.26:
2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

-310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

breakaway on 08/27/2010:
I've always loved all your info when you do your entries! Great job with everything today :D

moogy on 08/27/2010:
That's a good chocolate you have there - a real hit of the real thing is much better than the milky sweetness of some commericial brands. You are doing so well with your exercise. When is your weigh in day? I am thinking that you have to have a good loss this week, you have been working so hard. I have my fingers crossed that you are rewarded for your efforts.

Maria7 on 08/27/2010:
Hope you're having a good evening. Real good on the wt training and getting stronger! :-)

KathyBlue on 08/28/2010:
interesting about the chips. I've never tried dove chocolate :)

Donkey on 08/28/2010:
The Ghirardelli chocolate substitution is a great choice! In fact, I love their 80% cacao bars. Very potent yet tasty and satisfying. The thing about high quality, high cacao content chocolate is that because it's so potent (I can't think of a better word to describe the taste), you really can't eat a whole bunch of it. "A little dab'll do ya" so to speak.

geevee on 08/28/2010:
I never go down the cooking aisle, but now I will, in search of your bittersweet chips. They sound so good!

cleaneating on 08/28/2010:
I love dark chocolate its the only type I eat,my favourite is the 85% cocoa :) Good job on the training!

Umpqua on 08/28/2010:
Congrats on the training this week! I've cooked with the Ghiardelli's, but never tried it on it's own. I've been doing the organic Green & Black's dark chocolate (I think you mentioned it on here and that's why I started buying it). I will have to pick up some bittersweet. Hope you are having a nice weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2010:
i'm sure so many psych meds give a placebo effect. they are usually given in such low doses at first that how could it not be placebo...

people want to make money...

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 24, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 154.5

Body Fat: 32.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast. --Harry S Truman

For my activity: Walk 20 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.1 mi)

Weight's the same for today.

The wt trng was good. Sort of a "red-letter" wkt--first time I did at least 3 in a row (for the way I schedule them with sufficient rest in between) of possible wkts since early February, which happened to be 5 in a row. Before that was a string of 15 in a row from last summer before all hell broke loose with my health--and I think that will be the last time I mention that--things are good for now.

I'm very much preparing myself to learn and grow from the last few months of negativity rather than letting the negativity rule me. It's much better moment to moment, rather than "yesterday this, tomorrow that," in other words constantly dredging up gunk from the past or trying to predict (badly) the future:-) And it's a challenge.

So, speaking of the bigger picture, here's hoping there's something to be said for momentum and muscle preservation--Yeah!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.25::*******::8.17::8.20::8.23::8.26::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1282

Maria7 on 08/24/2010:
Wow you are doing real well with your workouts! :-)

Maria7 on 08/24/2010:
Re: Rec center...no it's not new.... Been a while since I've been up there, though. :-)

Umpqua on 08/24/2010:
Wonderful job on the training and excellent attitude. Upward (or downward on the scale I should say) and onward!

moogy on 08/24/2010:
Yes it is a challenge but a healthy way to look at life, and to learn and grow. One day at a time biscotti - you can do it. You are a lovely, caring, determined friend and I appreciate you very much.

Donkey on 08/24/2010:
Donkey dropped in to see how you are doing :-) Looks good!

Sofia on 08/24/2010:
I really admire your positive outlook. You're doing great, keep going!

V on 08/24/2010:
You my friend are an inspiration! You are always so motivated and you give some really good pointers and the solid advice you gave the other day I hope will resonate,instead of falling on deaf ears...

thinnside40 on 08/25/2010:
Huh, funny you say the taking "moment by moment"... My status on facebook yesterday was something like "Monday is near gone....Tuesday will come way too early....Wednesday will be here too soon....Thursday will bring the day before Friday...Friday will not be here soon enough and the weekend is gone before next Monday is ready to roll around.... The thought process makes me d~i~z~z~y..."... Huh, and I tell people to take one day at a time...

Best heed my own advice & do the same to make a success @ this run @ making it to goal this time....Right?!?!?

Have a great Wednesday!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2010:
keep up the good exercise and mentality. I always fail if i try to plan my future too much, or worry to much about what has passed.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2010:
thanks for your comments!

moogy on 08/26/2010:
Hey biscotti, I was looking for a post from you, so I thought I would drop by and say hello - hope everything is going well for you.

biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 23, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 154.5

Body Fat: 32.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. --African Proverb

For my activity:
Sat: Walk 30 min
Sun: Walk 30 min

Didn't get in what I planned except the walking. Today will be a full wt trng session if my day goes well:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.25::*******::8.17::8.20::8.23::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1282

Progress as of today: 34.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/23/2010:
I hope you can get your weight training in today. How long does it take you to go through your routine you described in Saturday's post? Have a great day.

legcramps on 08/23/2010:
Walking is better than nothing. I know a lot about doing nothing. Trust me. You're doing great!

legcramps on 08/23/2010:
I love good cabbage rolls, too! My grandma made these ones, I just had to throw them in the oven with tomato soup and *voila*. However, I probably shouldn't be eating great big gobs of them at every opportunity...

cleaneating on 08/23/2010:
Walking still counts,it all adds up :)

Umpqua on 08/23/2010:
Walking is great! Wish I could do it more often, I kept my weight down living in the city by walking and not much else exercise. I hope you can get a good training session in today too.

moogy on 08/23/2010:
I hope you have a great weights session and feel the burn, plus I hope you have a good healthy eating day. If my hopes for you come true you have a excellent day ahead of you!!!

Maria7 on 08/23/2010:
Getting in the walking was real good. Hope you're having a nice day! :-)

thinnside40 on 08/23/2010:
Hope your day went well as wished..... :-)

Maria7 on 08/24/2010:
Hope you're having a nice Tuesday. :-)

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