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biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 04, 2011
(Woman Doctor's Diet for Women (WDDFW) ::Modified::)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9

For my activity: Walk 30 min; NordicTrack 12 min/1.3 mi; Bike Ride 15 min/2.5 mi

Day 5--the best was that I got in my planned activity.

At the risk of repeating myself again and again, the wt trng (coming up again tomorrow) is the best thing I can do for my health and at this stage of my life. I had to take an extra day of rest three or four times during this latest streak, but now I'm a little more confident in my endurance and ability to bounce back. It's a little bonus, because I didn't know that was going to happen. All things considered I'm farther along in my fitness level at this point than I would have imagined.

I'm switching days for progress pics to Tuesdays.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21-4.2 (thirteen in a row)::4.5::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

62 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1290 * Calorie Goal = 1435 * Fat Goal = 31g

Umpqua on 04/04/2011:
You are kicking butt with the weight training! I do have some major challenges heading my way. There are certain things I can resist but The Cake(TM) as we are calling it, is not one of them!

~Moody~ on 04/04/2011:
Weight training is awesome! I just read where you used 15lb dumbbells..Wow! I have 10lb ones and those kick my hiney in certain lifts! Good for you!! Keep it up!

moogy on 04/04/2011:
You are absolutely right weight training at our age is a great way to ensure strong bones, strength and general good health. Another good nights sleep for my return to the land of the living. You are doing brilliantly:)

V on 04/04/2011:
I am so proud of your accomplishments!!! Outstanding Biscotti!!!

nemogirl on 04/05/2011:
You have prompted me to edit my post. I went to get my bone density tested, and it was really interesting to me.

liza36 on 04/05/2011:
Those nice little perks of exercise and strength training are well worth it. Nice job.

selina on 04/05/2011:
Hi Biscotti - have a great week!

greengirl on 04/05/2011:
Well done on getting in your activity. I take my hat off to you Biscotti. That is where I'm falling down. I must try harder. Keep up the good work :-)

mcwoo40 on 04/05/2011:
I'm back :)

biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 03, 2011
(Woman Doctor's Diet for Women (WDDFW) ::Modified::)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9

For my activity: Walk 42 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (3 min)

Day 4--the high point was my wt trng. I went up to 15 pounds each on my dumbbells, which I use for 10 out of the 16 exercises. The rest was nothing to write home about--business as usual:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21-4.2 (thirteen in a row)::4.5::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

45 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1290 * Calorie Goal = 1435 * Fat Goal = 31g

lifestylechange on 04/03/2011:
Sorry I took so long to get back to you... :) Yes, I agree... I do think it's important for me to incorporate a more consistent pre/post-workout snack. And if not before, definitely at least always after... :) I did that yesterday and it went well. Hope you have a great day:)

Maria7 on 04/03/2011:
Good afternoon to you! :-)

legcramps on 04/04/2011:
Good job, strong grasshopper!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 02, 2011
(Woman Doctor's Diet for Women (WDDFW) ::Modified::)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9

For my activity:
Thur: NordicTrack 23 min/2.3 mi; Walk 40 min
Fri: NordicTrack 22 min/2.3 mi; Walk 35 min

Day 2--whatever. Yesterday really sucked (Day 3 as I recall). I'll continue on with the count up to 14 days. Essentially I wrote my food down, a small accomplishment. So I didn't count calories for two days. I'm calling it "growing pains," for the time being.

There's nothing to see here at this juncture. While I'm whining--I'm not completely throwing in the towel just yet. Really that's too easy, and though I'm really into taking the easy way out, not this time.

The one thing I know is that I can't lose the momentum I've built with my wt trng--I'm going up in dumbbell wt with today's workout. So the little core strength I've built will continue to build little by little. At least I have that to bank on:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21-3.30 (twelve in a row)::4.2::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Thur: 56 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Fri: 62 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1290 * Calorie Goal = 1435 * Fat Goal = 31g

biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 31, 2011
(Woman Doctor's Diet for Women (WDDFW) ::Modified::)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9

For my activity:
Tues: Short Walk
Wed: NordicTrack 23 min/2.3 mi; Walk 40 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min)

*** I just updated cals/fat below. I think I'll be okay. It's like following a path I really don't want to go down, but one that I must try to follow. ***

Day 1 of 14 was a little rocky. I definitely think for me there's something about not sleeping enough and then not wanting to eat properly the next day. It's something that I suppose I should be aware of by now, but I hadn't thought of it until Umpqua mentioned it a little while back. Yesterday seemed to be a good example of it. So I stumbled at lunch (didn't eat enough) and into the afternoon, so by evening after wt trng I was at least as "head hungry" as I was stomach hungry.

I got the calorie goal (below) from shapeup.org (http://www.shapeup.org/atmstd/kitchen/page0.php) in case you're interested. We'll see how it goes. The site needs an update, but I think this part of it is still plenty useful. So I'm loosely combining the original diet principles with calorie counting. The WDDFW doesn't require calorie counting per se.

I borrowed a scale, which weighs about 1.5 pounds higher than mine--so I'll adjust my weight accordingly when I weigh in again. Fun fun fun:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21-3.30 (twelve in a row)::4.2::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

Tues: 45 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 72 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep * 2171 Cal (+736) * 59g Fat (+28)
RMR = 1290 * Calorie Goal = 1435 * Fat Goal = 31g

Umpqua on 03/31/2011:
I hope today is better for you since you got a decent night's sleep. I've been very lucky the past few weeks and have had awesome sleep, but I know in the past that being tired can really mess with my calories and metabolism in general.

liza36 on 03/31/2011:
The sleep connection is pretty important. I also find that when I'm super tired, my food choices are not the best. I need to go to bed earlier! Hope today is a better day.

V on 03/31/2011:
I hope you get a good night's sleep!!!

lifestylechange on 03/31/2011:
I hope you get some good sleep soon!! :)

Thanks a ton for your very sweet and supportive comments, very much appreciated <3

legcramps on 04/01/2011:
I checked out that site and just want to thank you for posting it in your entry... I got a lot of great ideas for menu options, and since i'm heading out for groceries after work today I can start putting them in place almost immediately! I also checked out my calorie goal for slow loss at moderate exercise levels, and it gave me a 1600 range.

Hope you have a great weekend!

greengirl on 04/01/2011:
Good luck with your new regime. I always hate it when I weigh more on a different scale !!

KathyBlue on 04/02/2011:
now you made me nervous, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/perimenopause/DS00554 I was thinking, while reading your comment: "Menopause, that can't happen as I only have 29.." and this article states it can appear in the early 30s - let's face it, I'm not far from that. This year I'm completing the 30th. Let's see how this develops for the next few weeks... The hot flashes are over, I feel OK... I'm going to look after how to evaluate my metabolism rate after a year of intensive exercising. I did the evaluation at the university in November, rated 1400 kcals per day - very low. I wonder if it changed... I like the site you shared! :)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 29, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

For my activity:
Sun: NordicTrack 33 min/3.5 mi; Walk 30 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (10 min)
Mon: NordicTrack 13 min/1.3 mi; Walk 40 min

First things first: My weight's up--my food behavior of the last week helped on that note. On my measurements I'm down a tad shy of 1 inch. I checked my body fat and it was way up--like around 35% for crying out loud--I'm not sure what's going on. I'll try it again later in the next month. I have no reason to believe the monitor is defective. 

I wrote a long, drawn out entry with much of the same BS I've always put up to soothe my dissatisfaction, fear and wish to move on as it all relates to my weight. I saved it and will perhaps share it another time. To be honest you could click to any random page of mine over the years here, and you'd likely see the same sort of entry. Blah, Blah, Blah--but it's my blah, blah, blah--haha!

I've just about made up my mind to do the original diet (mentioned last entry)--back to basics for now. It will begin tomorrow if I do it. I'll reluctantly count calories until I feel I don't need to. I may complain about that. I hated it before, but I accepted it.

Some good news--on my Sunday walk I was faster than usual. We had a cold snap--it was in the low 50sF as opposed to 85F the day before. I don't know if that had anything to do with it. I prefer to think that I felt good and my body responded:-)

Gotta go!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21-3.27 (eleven in a row)::3.30::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

56 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1290

Umpqua on 03/29/2011:
Cold snap haha ;) The new/old diet sounds good, even cutting back carbs for a short time makes such a difference for me.

KathyBlue on 03/29/2011:
body fat is something hard to measure because it so depends on other behaviours... I think a bit of exercising is enough (in 24 hours) to change the %... and then you mustn't drink water before measuring (in 2 hr period), you have to go to the bathroom right before measuring... At least I had these criteria when I did this in the scientific lab.

liza36 on 03/29/2011:
Your long drawn out blah blah entry - I bet it could have been mine! I feel like the same old broken record half the time. But I'm still believing that the weight will come off...some day, hopefully sooner rather than later.

I'm encouraged and inspired by your continuous efforts!

lifestylechange on 03/29/2011:
Hang in there, you are doing great :) Hope you have an excellent day!

loveray on 03/29/2011:
sounds like a really good plan to go back to basics. sometimes it's just as easy as listening to what the body wants:) many blessings on your continued journey.

V on 03/29/2011:
Complain away!! Whatever it takes to get the job done well girl go for it!!!! Have a good evening!!

Maria7 on 03/29/2011:
Yep, you're right about counting calories...so not fun but so worth it! :-D

moogy on 03/29/2011:
I like reading your blah blah blah, my entries seem to be always about the same stuff from different angles!!!! We can only keep trying to figure all this stuff out. I share your frustration and sure that like me you feel like throwing my hands in the air and staying STOP all this maddness!! Good walking though biscotti!! Hang in there! Another good sleep I noticed! yay!

greengirl on 03/30/2011:
I hated calorie counting but there comes a point where it's the only thing that helps. The only reason I'm losing weight at the moment without strictly counting is because I've got plenty to lose !!! I know that eventually I will be doing both, sticking to the cholesterol lowering diet and simultaneously counting calories. I'm not looking forward to when that time comes. keep up the good work biscotti. You can do it :-)

biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 27, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. --Fran Lebowitz

For my activity: NordicTrack 23 min/2.4 mi; Walk 40 min

It's progress pic Sunday for me. Other than that, I'm thinking of doing the old diet (from when I first started on here) for a couple of weeks. The exception might be Saturdays. But it's one of those things that once you get to doing it, it becomes routine, as I recall. Not something I'd want to stay on forever, but it does produce results. (It's from an old book by Barbara Edelstein, MD--The Woman Doctor's Diet for Women--it's essentially a low carb-type diet. It has a few restrictions that limit fat, however.)

Why not Esselstyn/McDougall plant-based? (You may ask.) I guess it's because I'm in a little limbo scenario at the moment. I'm fired up about how far my exercise experiment (since mid-December) has taken me, which is SO MUCH farther than I ever imagined. I know how horrible I felt--operative word, FELT, past tense. Good riddance to that for the most part:-) I don't want to slack even a little, and end up back where I was or even worse. It's as much a head thing as a body thing as I see it. (Actually it's probably more a head thing, but I'm not a professional, so I'd better not go there--haha!)

I can (within reason) eat pretty much what I want at the moment, meaning my body is essentially fully cooperating with me. I'm not having the physical symptoms I had or they're lessened, non-existent or I just don't let them wig me out. For now. I do from time to time have a vision of the other shoe dropping--that's okay, I just accept it. I'm sure it will fade with time. It would be great to get some body fat moving. Seems like a good time to try the old diet again.

Here's a diary with everything: chickie_maui 
That link puts all her entries on one page. She's 4'11"--something I didn't realize until now. She broke her leg and ended up in a wheelchair for a time--some of you may remember her because of that. I appreciate her experience and triumph even more with the challenges I've had lately. I've got nothing to whine about:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::3.24::3.27::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout 

56 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1277

moogy on 03/27/2011:
You are always one for changing things up and trying a better way. I hope the lower carb eating shifts some body fat for you. I am so happy to read that you are pleased with how much your body has progressed with the extra demands you have made on it. Good for you:) Great nights sleep as well!

nemogirl on 03/27/2011:
Thanks for posting Chickie=maui's diary. That looks pretty interesting. Those last couple of posts especially interest me- obviously I like to hear about 25 pounds lost in a few months! 17% body fat sounds like a dream. I think I'm about 26%-29% depending on which type of calculator I use. I'm guessing it is closer to 27, but IDK. I wish I was working out as much as you. It is so liberating and exhilarating.

Umpqua on 03/28/2011:
I remember chickie, I had no idea she'd gotten her weight down so low, that's incredible! I say whatever works for you then that's what you should do. I feel like I pick up little pieces here and there from all the different approaches I've tried and I'm just fusing it all together to create something that hopefully works for me. The most important thing is that you feel good, that's awesome!

liza36 on 03/28/2011:
Thanks for posting chickie's diary. It's really encouraging to hear how well you feel now compared to a few months ago. Good luck on the new eating plan. I'll be very interested is how it works for you.

greengirl on 03/28/2011:
Do whaat's best for you Biscotti. You know by now what works for your body. Good luck with whatever plan you choose :-)

V on 03/28/2011:
I am sure that your plans whatever they may be will serve you well!!! I admire you willingness :) Have a Great Week!!

V on 03/28/2011:
Hey there is a girl in the turbo fire cast that started out at 31% bf and is now at 14%(she competes in fitness contests) Anyways I thought about your goal and it is totally attainable, that is all(for now) LOL ;)

biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 25, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. --Bernard Berenson

For my activity:
Thur: Airdyne 12 min; Walk 32 min;
Circ Aer Wkt (22 min wt trng, pushups, etc) using NordicTrack (6 min)
Fri: Walk 35 min; Bike Ride 32 min/5.2 mi; Walk 26 min

3-Day Challenge (W-Th-Fri): 1) 90 min activity/day, 2) At least two meals/day plant-based with no added fat, 3) At least 100 oz water

*** Saturday Update ***
For the last day of my challenge, I made the activity goal--was over by 3 min. I didn't make the meals goal. I made the water goal.

The takeaway from this challenge (refined from the last challenge) is that I can easily shoot for 90 min activity/per day as a long-term goal. I'm not going to make it every single day, but it's a good goal for me. I'm glad to be able to do this. It sure beats the alternative:-)
*** End ***

I missed the activity goal--was under by 18 min. I made the meals goal. I didn't make the water goal.

Overall, I think the day was a rousing success. The challenges are working pretty well for me, as I go out on a limb:-)

I am sending my scale back to the company. I've had it for a few years (6 or 8). I emailed customer service to see if they could fix it--they can't, so they offered to send me a new one in exchange. This one is a solar cell model, which isn't made anymore:-) I have to shine a lamp on it and other than that little annoyance, it works fine. I won't be weighing myself again until I get a new scale. I hope the new one will be as reliable as the one I'm returning.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::3.24::3.27::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
100 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1277

moogy on 03/25/2011:
Excellent news on the scale front, I think that was really good of them. I like to be consistent but would hate to think that implies ignorance!! Strange quote:) Nice to see you got another good night's sleep, I was wondering if your new way of eating has made a difference?

V on 03/25/2011:
LOL!! Love the quote!!! Have a good one!!

greengirl on 03/26/2011:
Hi Biscotti

I've never heard of a hemoglobin A1C. What's involved in that? I think that here in the UK, although the NHS is wonderful, we are sometimes a bit behind with the treatment that you pay for in the US. Also there is a bit of a postcode lottery, in that different local health authorities here offer different treatments than others. This is because , even though all the funding comes from central government (via the national insurance and tax from our paypackets) each local health authority gets to spend it in their own way. My appointment at the local hospitals diabetes clinic isn't until 8th April. The nurse from our surgery explained about the sweet stuff you have to drink for the test and I cant say I'm looking forward to it !

congrats on the challenge. Your stamina must be incredible !

moogy on 03/26/2011:
It seems that you always manage two out of three. At least you are figuring out what works best for you and what you can expect your body to do. Have a good Sunday biscotti:)

moogy on 03/26/2011:
Just read your comment. I am always amazed at the political system in the US (as are many people I suspect). All the preamble and lead in time. We get six weeks notice that there will be an election and that is it!! Everyone goes to their local school and easy peezy all done. So simple. I always think that compulsary voting is a true way of acheiving democracy, admittedly it is forced however it does mean that everyone is involved and it literally only takes a couple of minutes. And I was right the party I said would win did!! We have a saying here if someone is moaning about a particular governmental decision " Well you voted for them so stop moaning", you can only moan about something if you actually participated in the process and your party didn't win. It is an unwritten rule here!!

moogy on 03/26/2011:
Oh, and it is obviously never too late to learn. I mean look at us learning new things and new approaches and we are not in the first bloom on youth are we?? LOL

greengirl on 03/27/2011:
Thanks for the links you left for me. I feel a lot more informed now. I don't know which blood tests our doc did but they were fasting and I had to have them repeated after the first results came back. Doctors over here are rarely forthcoming about test results . They tell you stuff on a need to know basis!! I had a letter come on Sataurday that was a copy of one a cardioligist had sent to my docs describing me as 'this very pleasant fifty-six year old lady'. I think thats probably code for this very fat old woman LOL!!

nemogirl on 03/27/2011:
You are doing great with your workouts, I've got to get in the game. I am still only getting 2 times a week.

biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 24, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it. --Thomas Merton

For my activity: NordicTrack 35 min/3.5 mi; Walk 38 min; Bike Ride 22 min/3.6 mi

3-Day Challenge (W-Th-Fri): 1) 90 min activity/day, 2) At least two meals/day plant-based with no added fat, 3) At least 100 oz water

I made the activity goal--was over by 5 min. The meals goal was a little iffy. I had some leftover soup that had chicken in it and a bean taco with a little cheese--so one meal was within the goal. I made the water goal.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::3.24::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

112 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1277

moogy on 03/24/2011:
Good for you. I think you did really well. This goal seemed harder than previous one's. Plus a good night's sleep. Wonderful! I like the solitude quote. I love being by myself. I hope you have a great day biscotti:)

moogy on 03/24/2011:
Just read your comment. I did read the book, and at the time I didn't think that it told me anything I didn't already now. Maybe it reawakened my desire to live that way and reminded me of that goal. It was a really good and powerfully informative book.

V on 03/24/2011:
You are doing really well with your challenges that you have set!! I am hoping the meals will get a little easier with time :) When is the next photo shoot?? I am sure you will see a difference...Have a great evening!

Umpqua on 03/25/2011:
Sounds like you're doing really well and I agree that the meals will hopefully get easier as you practice more. Have a good one!

liza36 on 03/25/2011:
Good job meeting your goals, even if one was "iffy" as you put it. I'd say it's great effort and progress.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. --Rosalynn Carter

For my activity:
Mon: NordicTrack 32 min/3.4 mi; Walk 40 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (6 min)
Tues: NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi; Walk 40 min

I finally broke through a barrier and was able to do squats (during my wt trng) with full range of motion. The lack of success previously wasn't about pain, I just wasn't strong enough. I had begun to feel like it was over. Thank you body! You rock! Well, not as in "rockin' bod," but being able to do squats like I used to is better than not!

For yesterday's weigh-in I was down 2# (on a day after wt trng no less--it sometimes causes the scale to be up rather than down). Taking this week and last week's measurements together I'm down a firm half-inch--again, better than the alternative.

I'm going to give the challenge my best effort. I didn't try very hard to meet the goal during the calorie goal challenge last week. Counting calories seems to make me more compulsive, though I'm not sure.

3-Day Challenge (W-Th-Fri): 1) 90 min activity/day, 2) At least two meals/day plant-based with no added fat, 3) At least 100 oz water

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::3.24::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

56 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1277

Umpqua on 03/23/2011:
It's great when our bodies get with the program! I enjoy the weights and am really trying to push myself a bit more. Major congrats on your loss, the challenges seem to be working for you!

nemogirl on 03/23/2011:
Thanks for your post- I will try to find those articles in the forum. I appreciate you.

greengirl on 03/23/2011:
Well done Biscotti. You are doing so well !! good luck with your challenge today :-)

moogy on 03/23/2011:
Good for you girlie!! Squats no less!! Wonderful work and so encouraging to see that scale move and the tape showing you that your efforts are really paying off!! Well done. Thank you for your comments, I appreciate the support!

V on 03/23/2011:
It seems things are coming along quite nicely :) Look at you go with the squats!!! You rock Biscotti!!! Oh!! In ryc I honestly think that Jim was so stunned at my tirade and another guy(a muscle head to boot) heading up the stairs inquiring if all was cool left him a bit uncomfortably numb and speechless!! LOl

selina on 03/24/2011:
hi Biscotti! It took the poor guys at a help center in India the whole day to get rid of the virus! It's time consuming and expensive! My dear computer is virus freee, now, yay!

155 lbs is awesome! Congrats on getting your body to do things that it wasn't able to do before, as well!

biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 21, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

For my activity: NordicTrack 23min/2.3 mi; Walk 35 min

Didn't get it all done yesterday--time to get back in the swing and momentum of it all!

I took my usual progress pics yesterday and at first glance my front midriff (between navel and bustline) is shrinking. Seems like an odd observation. But ya' know I'll take it. Soon I'll compare each view side by side from all weeks just to see if I see anything else, because despite my lessened waist from last week's measurements--the pictures aren't all that dramatic so far. I don't NEED to see it so much as I want to keep progressing one way or the other--getting noticeably fit would suffice. My appearance will improve along the way I'm sure. I'm in it for the long haul, so time will tell.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

44 oz Water * 4.5 hrs Sleep

V on 03/21/2011:
Well put!! I am trying not to get caught up with the numbers game anymore...You are awesome!!!

Umpqua on 03/21/2011:
That's a good plan, basically what I'm working on now. The cardio is a huge help with that, can't wait to get outside regularly and get more in. Have a good one!

liza36 on 03/21/2011:
Happy belated birthday!!

It must be exciting to see all the small nuances in the pictures. Small changes equal big changes in the long run, so I'm proud of you and your long term committment to your health and fitness. Have a good day!

Umpqua on 03/21/2011:
Oh and belated Happy Birthday!!

legcramps on 03/21/2011:
Progress pics are an awesome way to see how far you've come; I would do that too, but I'm not consistent enough with my weight loss.

Have a great Monday!

selina on 03/21/2011:
I hope you had an amzing birthday on saturday! Happy belated birthday! The flower you posted on saturday is beautiufl!

nemogirl on 03/21/2011:
Wow, that's awesome. I wish I had the ability to get some decent photographs of my progress. I was shopping yesterday for dresses, and I didn't find any that you could even possibly nurse in, but I can see where I'm about 10 lbs from being where i've always wanted to be. My goal is to go down 6 lbs more, but it make take a full 10.

KathyBlue on 03/21/2011:
Ahhh, happy belated birthday!!! :) What's the number, 25 again? :)

V on 03/21/2011:
You know this work thing is really starting to piss me off!! I miss everything on the weekends now! Happy Birthday, I know it is a little late but I will have to celebrate it today if that is okay with you...In your honor I shall get plastered! LOl JK ;) Did you do anything fun and exciting??? Oh I love your flower :) I am hoping to see more of your garden,I kill everything i touch, LOL Have a good one, many apologies for the late BD salutations :)

greengirl on 03/21/2011:
Belated Birthday greeting biscotti. I loved your picture of the grape hyacinth. I have some in pots but they are only just showing the tops of the buds peeping out through the leaves, and I'm worried that a recent sharp frost we had has stopped them completely :-( I agree with you about your fitness being more important than the numbers. Keep up the good work !

moogy on 03/21/2011:
Hello, I have missed your wise words. I think that if you can see any difference in your pictures it is a good thing. I know that you will be happy to have acheived a difference. Good for you!! I hope you get some more sleep tonight!!

shadetree on 03/22/2011:
Yay! My books came yesterday! I haven't dared open any of them yet, though. I know that once I do, I won't want to put them down, and I have not one but two major projects due for school this week. So resisting the temptation for the moment. I'll keep you posted!!!

selina on 03/22/2011:
It's great you are "seeing" results. I'm in it for the long haul, too, so I've got good company ;) Your camera sound FUN!

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