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biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 21, 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)

For my activity:
Wed: Walk 30 min
Thur: Walk 30 min
Fri: Walk 40 min; Mowing 10 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min)

How nice--my body let me! It let me feel pretty good again after a full wt trng session. I don't recall feeling the squats in my core quite like yesterday--feels like progress!

I'm down a half-pound for my optional Saturday weigh-in. I'm going to be weighing in on "routine" Tuesday (which again will be a day after wt trng--not an optimal day for weighing IMO). But it's just as well, the wt trng is probably going to become a bigger focus than I've made it lately.

Preserving muscle is so important to me. It's life-affirming. On the other hand, wt trng isn't the most fun exercise ever, but I always feel accomplished once I'm done. Yesterday is the first time I've done military pushups in awhile.

Here's the rundown for my Circuit Workout--I use 13# dumbbells for all but the Abs, Leg Lifts, Pushups, Chair Dips and Mountain Climbers. In addition I'm still only using 3-pounders for the last *three--because of old elbow pain. The moves don't aggravate it, but I feel like I have to keep some movement going there.

Exercise Repetitions
Shoulder Press 16
Abs (bicycle crunch::leg lifts::bicycle crunch) 50-30-50
Reverse Leg Lift 30 each
Sissy Pushup 18
Bent Over Row 14 each
Calf Raises 70
Military Pushup 10
Deadlift 20
Chair Dips 18
Mountain Climbers 14
Alternating Lunges 14 each
Squats 14
Abs Again 50-30-50
*Upright Row 18
*Triceps Kickback 18 each
*Biceps Curl 18 each

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::*******::8.17::8.20::8.23::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride, Yard Work

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1282

Umpqua on 08/21/2010:
That's an impressive set of exercises, and I'm glad you feel good after completing them! I wasn't all that tempted by the DQ thankfully. I was hungry too, and I knew if I ate something there I was going to be hungry again in a hour or 2. I figured I'd wait and get some real fuel. I am an ice cream fan for sure, but DQ is all about those candies they mix in with their ice cream, like you mentioned. The oreo blizzard has always been a favorite of mine, and I figure I might as well sit and eat half a package of oreos! Which I'm not about to do! If I'm going to blow my diet on ice cream, I'd rather have good, rich creamy stuff. We have several homemade ice cream places around here that are so much better than DQ....And I think the same holds true for fast food too. I'd rather have a GOOD burger and fries at a decent restaurant that uses real meat ;)

cleaneating on 08/21/2010:
Great strengh training workout. I am a big fan of muscle and it burns actual body fat so much quicker :)

Maria7 on 08/21/2010:
Wow, that is a big workout! Happy for you! :-)

Donkey on 08/21/2010:
AWESOME on the weight training!!!!

moogy on 08/21/2010:
I am so impressed with you, you have really kicked up the workouts, it will pay off with a strong shapely woman emerging, slowly but surely!!

moogy on 08/21/2010:
I was spared the buttons biscotti, the link seems to be holding and settled.

just42day on 08/22/2010:
I find tanglyn's posting so upsetting. Can't get her out of my mind and I'm just worried sick. Thank you for providing her with a website for reference. I pray she uses it.

Sofia on 08/22/2010:
That's quite a workout! Good job!

V on 08/22/2010:
Just wanted you to know that Tange is okay..Didn't speak to her personally but she posted something on fb

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 18, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 155.0

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)

For my activity: Walk 40 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min)

How hot is it? The cold water from the faucet isn't cold--feels like about 85F (29C).

I can't explain how good I felt after a much needed full wt trng session! I actually did 14 mountain climbers. I thought I would stop after about the second set of my session and then I thought no--I can do this. Luckily I had just one brief "episode" early on.

The thing about exercise is that while my heart rate is elevated I'm not getting any skipped beats, so I don't think about it then. Also just in case it's affecting me later in the day (it doesn't seem to make any difference while I'm drinking it) I'm going to cut back to one cup of coffee a day. This is tough for me, but I'm going to give it a try.

Though it's great to have lost the pounds recently, it hasn't had a perceptible effect on the heart stuff. So my mind might think it's fine to give up the wt loss project, but the me that resides in the aforementioned mind is just curious enough to see if any overall long-term health and well-being effects (if not smaller belly) will serve me--haha!

I gotta go and practice letting myself off the hook--see ya' later:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::*******::8.17::8.20::

Plan for today: Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1282

moogy on 08/18/2010:
I think (and I am backed up by professionals incidentally)that getting yourself into a healthy weight range can only do you good. I am so pleased that you have been able to up your exercise and still maintain a regular heart rate. That's wonderful. Remember, we are both on our best behaviour this week, no nibbling those tempting extras. Have a good day biscotti!!

Maria7 on 08/18/2010:
Re: one cup of coffee a day...one thing maybe to consider if you're not already trying it would be to change over to decaf....Thanks for your suggestion on getting out the house a few mins when I want to overeat or feel stressed...good idea. Your wt trng session sounds like a real big workout. Sounds like you did real well with it, too! :-) As for the cold water being warm...ours is, too...although I let it run a little while, it is still warm. Ahhh...but it IS August. :-) Hope you have a good evening. :-)

moogy on 08/18/2010:
OOOOH don't, I could just dive into that chocolate cake, sounds delicious. Thanks for the compliment - I love baking and look upon unusual requests as a challenge to my ingenuity. I admire your ability to make the fine pastry for the strudel, I am not sure if I would attempt that!!

thinnside40 on 08/18/2010:
I have cut back to about 1&1/2 cups a day from 3-4.... My mug is oversized, so thus the 1/2 added :-)...

Best in the remainder of the week to you.

selina on 08/20/2010:
so, the heat seems to be melting all those pounds away ;) hang in there, soon you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage! stay well!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 17, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 155.0

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)

For my activity:
Sat: Walk 20 min
Sun: Walk 25 min
Mon: Walk 20 min

So I'm up 5# on my weigh-in today. It's no wonder, I chose to eat things (for the most part) that I had been avoiding for weeks and months in some cases. And I avoided fruit this past week except for some watermelon and bananas. And I bought a thing of ice cream, which on its own probably wouldn't make that much difference, but adding it in with consistently poor choices took me waaaay over the top:-)

I got in just a small portion of my wt trng Saturday--shoulder presses, 3 sets (out of 6) of abs and rev leg lifts--the entire routine is 15-16 exercises. So I will try to do an entire session today.

I will just regroup and get losing again. To be fair, some of it is big-time water retention--especially noticeable today in my hands--lots of water planned today. Tomorrow I'll begin tracking with Fitday again. I'll have this thing going on again soon enough. We've been in the 100sF (38sC) every day for a couple weeks now, and that's a convenient excuse for all sorts of things--haha!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::******::8.17::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1282

legcramps on 08/17/2010:
Total motivation! Good for you; love hearing about regrouping and getting back into it. Hope the soul and mind searching is going well - be well today!

geevee on 08/17/2010:
These detours off the track are needed. Having one square of dark chocolate or one Dove chocolate like I do is a stop-gap measure. I always have the taste for those rich, high calorie goodies plus my sons hi-carb bagels, pizza and bread, so I take these grazing moments as a matter of course, like I am my current situation of a 3 lb. gain. Some wine, beer, chips, a real sandwich, etc. all the foods/beverages I normally avoid. So I know exactly how you feel and how going off happened. Just part of this lifelong process.

Like you said, it's only temporary and soon you'll be back to where you were.

Maria7 on 08/17/2010:
The thing is not so much IF we get off-track, but that WHEN we do, we get back on track...eh?

V on 08/17/2010:
I am sure you will get right back on track! You have been doing such a marvelous job :)

cleaneating on 08/17/2010:
Thats the attitude,just get back on the horse again :)

moogy on 08/17/2010:
OK, so we will both regroup and try to make good choices this week and avoid, treats, little mouthfulls etc. thank you for your encouragement. I hope you will take your own advice - because it is good stuff. Have a wonderful day biscotti.

just42day on 08/18/2010:
Thanks for today's encouraging words and support. I really appreciate them! :)

biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 14, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 150.0

Body Fat: 32.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Thur: Walk 30 min
Fri: Walk 30 min

Wt trng today! The soul searching and mind searching may be paying off. No guarantees there, but I'm making progress in one area--time will tell if it's sustainable. (Vague I know--let's just say I'm starting to feel better having let myself off the hook:-)

Exercise is only one part of the process--if it were everything I'd be trying to run myself ragged at this point. That sorta worked when I was in much better shape, but now that I've been doing nothing but walking for a few weeks I'd be a fool to try to kick my butt with exercise. I'd like to get back to better fitness, but that goal is on the backburner for now.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::*****::8.14::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1259

V on 08/14/2010:
We all strive to find the perfect fit with eating healthy and finding the right workout and you have been doing so well! I am proud of your progress!

cleaneating on 08/15/2010:
Enjoy your day :)

moogy on 08/15/2010:
I am sure that over the next few months you are going to acheive all your personal goals - not just lose these last few pounds.

just42day on 08/15/2010:
You've done amazing well and I really admire your consistent exercise. Good for you!

loveray on 08/15/2010:
i hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Donkey on 08/15/2010:
"Soul searching and mind searching" --- I think I need a little bit of that myself. If you find yourself in a mellow mood, perhaps you could expand on this in future entries. Not so much the specifics, as I want to respect your privacy, but rather the process of how you went about that and what realizations you came to. What the process was like.... Anyway, I plan to do some myself, once the mosquitoes go away and the kids are back in school.

legcramps on 08/16/2010:
You're doing great!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/16/2010:
weight training = LOVE.


biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 12, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 150.0

Body Fat: 32.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 20 min
Wed: Walk 35 min

Will try to get in some wt trng before the day is done. I briefly contemplated counting calories again. I think I'll commit to it beginning next week.

I had a brief conversation with the clerk at my local dairy store. She was pulling up her pants and mumbling and I said, "What's that?" She said her pants were loose, so I asked if she'd lost weight--on purpose. She exclaimed that she'd lost 60 pounds since last year. It's good to see someone who is proud of their accomplishments and doesn't mind explaining--she began walking to and from work for one thing.

Then I mentioned something about age and losing weight and she told me she was 35, I told her I was 51 and she thought I was 30-ish. (This kind of stuff still flatters me on some level--I've always had a baby face to some extent.) Not looking your age has its benefits, but then I thought about it, it would mean I was born in the 1980s, which means my looks don't benefit from my vast life experience--haha! Sometimes a good thing, sometimes not.

I guess what may happen, if I live long enough, it will all catch up--I'll be 65--nothing wrong with that--but everyone will think I'm 85:-)

Oh speaking of age, there's an older woman who used to walk in my neighborhood--many times with another woman. I thought they were both in their 70s. One of them, who is recovering from a terrible illness right now is actually 93 years old. I couldn't believe it. I asked her sometime ago what she ate to stay so trim and she said she had shunned meat for YEARS. This woman didn't just plod around on her walks--she was like someone on a mission. She'd always stop to talk if you wanted to, so it wasn't like you were intruding on her. Ninety-three years old!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::****::8.11::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 80 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1259

V on 08/12/2010:
Wow that is inspiring! I bet you can NEVER hear that enough that you look 30 :) You are almost at your low weight! Hooray :)

Maria7 on 08/12/2010:
Thank you for your well wishes concerning Mom and Hubby. Regarding eating for comfort and to soothe away stress, I will do better with the good Lord's Help. Your entry truly is very inspiring and you must look very young for your age. Losing all the weight you've lost is probably a part of it, too. :-) Counting calories is no fun, that's for sure, but I find it works best for me. I know we are all different and what works for one may not work for another...but counting calories works for me. Hope you have a nice evening. :-)

moogy on 08/12/2010:
Love that when people think you are younger than you are. My daughter and I often get asked if we are sisters!! What a great inspiration those old ladies are, just goes to show you - maybe when you are 70 you will look like a fit 50 year old!! I am changing my eating plan next week too!LOL Have a wonderful day.

nita51 on 08/12/2010:
Loved your entry. Would love to see pics of your pretty baby face. Yes, people say I look very young too. I may look young, but most times I feel terribly old. Got to do something about that. :) Hugs

Selina on 08/13/2010:
GREAT ENTRY! Sounds like we are a bunch of baby-faced ladies here! Congrats on your loss. I know I'll get there, too!

liza36 on 08/13/2010:
Wow, to be 93 and have that kind of energy. Some days my body feels like it's 93 without that energy.

Thank you for recommending the book. I will look into it for sure.

Donkey on 08/13/2010:
That's very interesting about the age thing. Food for thought! :-) Keep up the good work!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/13/2010:
LOL, some people do eat brains. I am not one of those people!

As far as age goes, I frequent an assited living place where my grandmother lives. There are some people there that look so good for their ages, it's amazing. Actually, this includes my own grandma. She's 89, but moves around like she's in her 70s. The entire reason is bc she likes to be active and walks a lot!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 10, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 150.0

Body Fat: 32.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. --Marcus Antonius

For my activity: Walk 35 min

I'm down 1.5# for my weigh-in today. My BF is down 1%--woo-hoo! My wt matches my low wt (as an adult). Now it's time to do a little more activity without overdoing it.

Yesterday's food choices for those who like such revelations:-)

  • Couple small handfuls of choc chips (no natural flavoring ones) and pecans
  • .5 cup buttermilk
  • .25 cup shredded wht n bran + a little 2% milk
  • Slivered almonds/.5 oz
  • Brussels sprouts/.5 cup
  • Fried eggs (2) in butter
  • Banana--large
  • Ear of corn with butter, salt/pepper
  • Coffee/3 cups with H&H and 2% milk (one had just the 2% milk)
  • Rolled oats (raw) with 2 T ground flaxseed and soymilk
  • Fresh juice with a large beet/3-4 stalks celery hearts/2 med carrots
  • Pinto beans (canned/rinsed) with Louisiana hot sauce/.5 cup
  • Little bit of sliced up leftover homemade buttermilk cornbread plus abt 1 oz colby jack cheese slightly melted on top
  • Apple/1 medium

I guess if I don't crave bread, cereal, etc lately--I simply don't eat enough carbs. I couldn't do an extremely low-carb diet--I'm sure I'd shortly find myself in a mental health facility. At least yesterday that was the case. I wasn't paying much attention and haven't been writing down my food of late, which isn't good for me. By the time I went to bed, my carby dipstick was extremely low so I had a little cereal+milk before bed. Apparently the threshold had been crossed, because I had a crummy night anyway.

Oh, I slept as far as I knew, but . . . don't read this part if you don't want to be scared away from EVER using a CPAP machine: I woke up feeling the pressure thing (that I usually get in the day, if I get it--it's rare lately) after about 4-5 hours of sleep. I had swallowed so much freakin' air that I thought I was going to explode--more than EVER before when this has happened. Keep in mind that one is swallowing the air while slumbering/sawing wood/meeting with the sandman--one isn't aware one is sucking in air like a shopvac:-)

Usually sitting up will cause me to burp after one of these aerophagia (air swallowing) episodes, not this time. Went to the bathroom--about a minute had passed--still no burp (or toot for that matter--haha). I was beginning to think something else must be wrong. Then my body finally released about 4 huge burps. I sorta had already gotten used to the "full" feeling by then as I was FULLY awake--(where I hadn't been minutes before).

So according to a tech I talked to about it, the chinstrap doesn't  help this thing--adjusting the machine's humidifier probably will. I'm on it like stink on Limburger! I thought my mouth being open during sleep was causing me to swallow air unnecessarily--the tech said it's more likely the dryness of the airway (not mouth) is somehow causing it.

We shall see. Still--I've only had a few nights (with CPAP) anywhere near as bad as this. I'm not a glass-half-full person by any means--but I'm optimistic about my CPAP therapy--this optimistic attitude costs me nothing, but pays me with hours and hours of uninterrupted sleep. I might just be addicted--haha! 

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::****::8.10::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1259

just42day on 08/10/2010:
Congrats on getting back to your low. That's fabulous!

moogy on 08/10/2010:
I am so sorry you had such a bad night. Things always seem to be extra scary at night don't they? I hope that between your own common sense and some imput from tech you can work out what is best for you. I hope you have a good day despite this episode. Hugs.XX

Maria7 on 08/10/2010:
Glad you're okay. Hope all goes a lot better tonite and you get a good, uninterrupted nite's rest. CONGRATULATIONS to you on 150! Happy Dance! Happy Dance!!!! :-) I had to look at it TWICE, cause I thought...She's there! At her Nov. 2006 low!!! So happy for ya! You worked hard to achieve this! Big smile to ya! :-D

moogy on 08/10/2010:
And, of course, I forgot after the medical meanderings, congratulation on your loss, that is great news and I bet that helped to get your day of to a good start. Well done.

V on 08/10/2010:
Wow you are doing so great! You are almost there! You have to be proud of yourself :) I sure am!!!!

liza36 on 08/11/2010:
I had no idea that the CPAP machine had so much getting used to and adjusting. Hope you sleep better tonight.

I had to google the DASH diet, but then remembered I'd heard of it. I actually do have high blood pressure, controlled through medication, but it would do me well to work on lowering that through diet.

Thanks for indulging me with the list of foods. The homemade cornbread with melted cheese sounds so delicious. There's a good mix of fruits and veggies as well. Great job on reaching your low weight!

biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 09, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 151.5

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

For my activity:
Sat: Walk 20 min
Sun: Walk 30 min

So I need to pay more attention to labels--I already pay a lot of attention, but since realizing how I feel after eating certain things I will be more vigilant.

My good (or so I thought) Dove dk choc/alm candy is now out of bounds--Natural Flavoring. And it's possibly negligible, but the really good Green & Black's I had over the course of two days--with no change in heart rate--has none. The Ghirardelli choc chips for cooking have none. The Silk Plain soymilk has it. I have just noticed that it exacerbates my PVCs and sometimes arrhythmias as well.

Sucky-assed food companies! If you too happen to be trying to avoid MSG, etc, you may also look out for hydrolyzed vegetable protein too--my Worcestershire sauce has it and natural flavoring.

On the bright side I may have found a very local source for raw milk--it's allowed in Texas, but regulated somewhat. I've never had it, but I'm drooling just thinking of making whipped cream with the cream portion of the show:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::****::8.9::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1268

liza36 on 08/09/2010:
You are so close to your low in 2006 - that's got to feel great! I read your list of food the other day, and actually I like to see what people are eating. For me, it's all part of seeing what works for people, in the hopes it might work for me. Have a great day!

Umpqua on 08/09/2010:
Good catch on your chocolate label! You're more vigilant than I am about checking labels (and you obviously need to be if certain ingredients upset you). I know that I can't tolerate MSG, it gives me headaches and stomach upset. I know after I've had it, I feel absolutely lousy.

Maria7 on 08/09/2010:
Thank you for your comment. Hope you have a real nice day, too. So happy for you on where your low number is now. FANTASTIC!!!! :-)

moogy on 08/09/2010:
That's some good detective work. So close to goal now, keep up the good work.

thinnside40 on 08/09/2010:
I DID have a good day....Hubby got his test results back early and he DOES NOT have prostate cancer.....Whew!

Checking labels is something I have remained doing despite not eating to stay fit....MSG is a HUGE no way here!

V on 08/09/2010:
I love your quote for today! Thank you for all of your advice and support :)

biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 07, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 151.5

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time. --Pat Schroeder

For my activity: Walk 25 min

I'm down another pound today. I didn't quite finish off the quinoa yesterday, but added an apple. I slept well and feel pretty good today, but I'll play it by ear for the wt trng later--some will be better than nothing!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::***::8.7::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 90 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1268

cleaneating on 08/07/2010:
Congratulations on the 1lb loss :)

selina on 08/07/2010:
dear biscotti, thank you so much for liking my work and photos, I'm so glad you like them and it's my pleasure to share them here. Thank you!

Yes, the move is fast approaching. after the movers leave I need to get the house ready for inspection so I shall be cleaning like a slave ;) however, after that we'll all go to Paris, London and the transatlantic Queen Mary 2 (which is huge, I looked in their website!) where I want to get massages and enjoy the cuisine... ha! I may even paint some, since we'll be cruising for a whole week. I hope the captain will be able to dodge all the icebergs, ha!

It's so cool to see your consistency in losing those pounds - it's pretty amazing! Congratulations and keep it up!

moogy on 08/07/2010:
Well done. It is very gratifying to see all your hard work pay off. Keep up the good work. You are so close to goal now.

Umpqua on 08/07/2010:
You are doing great, congratulations on the loss!!

V on 08/07/2010:
6 more to go!!!! You are almost there :)

loveray on 08/08/2010:
congrats on the loss- sending lots of love your way.

just42day on 08/08/2010:
Congrats on losing yet another pound! Thanks for another great quote!

Maria7 on 08/08/2010:
Wow, you're almost at your low you were at almost 4 years ago! Wtg! And getting closer to your goal as well! :-D Happy for you!!!!

nita51 on 08/08/2010:
Happy to hear from you, Hey lady, your numbers are looking good! So happy for your great consitant losses. Soon, we're going to have to call you Sinny-biscottibody :) :) :) Hugs

nita51 on 08/08/2010:
consistant sorry about that. :)

biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 06, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 152.5

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.0 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. --Arthur Somers Roche

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 35 min
Wed: Walk 25 min
Thur: Walk 25 min

I've eaten a ton, relatively speaking, today--which is (cautiously) good news. My food intake of late has been mostly okay, but I never seem to know how I'll feel after eating anything. I can't seem to count on knowing when I'll get the pressure/PVC (premature ventricular contraction) feeling.

So for those of you who love to read what others eat (I find it kinda boring for the most part--as long-timers know) here's essentially my menu today in no particular order of intake--I got more adventurous as the day wore on. Enjoy--haha:

  • Couple/three servings of quinoa--some with a little cane syrup drizzled on top--some with a bit of olive oil drizzled on top
  • Doggie bag of Korean fare--from yesterday--not bad
  • Half of a Green & Black's 60% organic cocoa peppermint-infused bar--not disgustingly sweet, but oh so good
  • About 4 oz of canteloupe
  • A no-salt-added canned stewed tomato--very small
  • A small svg of sugary cereal (it's got freeze dried strawbs/blueberries) and milk
  • Couple cups of coffee + FF milk
  • A half-cup of canned pintos--rinsed/drained + a handful of shredded wheat n bran
  • Two dark choc/alm Dove Promises
  • Some OJ
  • About an ounce of slivered almonds
  • A few pecan halves
  • A cup of "Belgian-style" buttermilk (It's richer and much more worth the experience than low-fat buttermilk. I often use it to make a huge batch of super-awesome bran waffles--freezing most of them.)
  • I'll probably finish off the quinoa. Had an apple instead.

Looks like a recipe for barfiness--dontcha think--hahaha! Actually I feel great to excellent at the moment--we'll see if it holds. I feel like testing my gut/PVC situation even more, but then again I probably shouldn't tempt fate:-)

We are having a cooling thunderstorm at the moment after about a 105F-degree day. It could be worse.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::***::8.7::

Plan for today: Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 100 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1273

Weekly Averages (8.3 - 8.9):
cal * Fat * Fiber * Water * Sleep
cal Deficit * Activities

moogy on 08/06/2010:
As someone who loves reading what other people eat, I thank you. I get ideas from menu's and it is interesting to see what works for some and not for others. Looks like you had a grazing sort of a day. I bet that thunderstorm was a welcome change after all that heat, I know they are for me during the hot summer months. Have a good weekend.

V on 08/06/2010:
7 more lbs baby!!! Wooohoo!

WI3 on 08/07/2010:
That is a wide variety of food! Good experiment LOL. If the kimchi didn't destroy your gut, nothing will LOL Have an awesome day!

geevee on 08/07/2010:
Your BMI is really coming down!

Mmmmmmm. Chocolate. Love it!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 03, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 152.5

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.0 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

One kind word can warm three winter months. --Japanese Proverb

For my activity:
Wed: Walk 35 min
Thur: Walk 40 min
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat: Walk 10 min
Sun: Walk 40 min
Mon: Walk 35 min

I'm down 1.5 lbs for my weigh-in today. I didn't get in any wt trng workouts. Walking has been it for my activity.

I made a turkey meat loaf the other day (has spinach, carrots and oatmeal). Yes it was good. Beware of the processors putting "Natural Flavoring" in meat products. Nasty stuff--adds sodium most of us don't need or want. Next time I make it, if I can't find unadulterated ground turkey, I'll grind my own.

Actually many things have "Natural Flavoring" in the list of ingredients--it's sometimes used as a substitute name for MSG.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::***::8.4::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1273

Weekly Averages (7.27 - 8.2):
cal * Fat * Fiber * Water * Sleep
cal Deficit * Activities

selina on 07/30/2010:
Thanks, Biscotti! Have a great weekend, too!

WI3 on 07/31/2010:
Good for you on going to the museum and trying the Korean food! I tried it a few years ago and didn't much care for it, but my date LOVED it. Of course he ate the kimchi and I wouldn't kiss him goodnight because, yuck LOL!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

just42day on 08/03/2010:
Love the Japanese proverb! We all can use more kind words! Congrats on another loss. Good for you!

V on 08/03/2010:
Congrats on another 1.5 & 7 to go I am so pulling for you, your goal is just around the corner!

moogy on 08/03/2010:
Well done! You had a good week, good planning and good follow-through!!

legcramps on 08/04/2010:
Good job BB! You're doing great, keep it up!

just42day on 08/04/2010:
thanks for the support and encouragement! Hope your day is going great!

loveray on 08/04/2010:
thank you for opening up my eyes to my own self-doubt and judgement. i have a lot of un-resolved issues about my body image. ever since i was 190 lbs, and then lost weight, i still see myself as that person in the mirror. sometimes its harder than others to not be negative towards myself. its really hard when there has been a loss in relationships, as i have been trained that you need to look and be a certain way to be out in the dating world. but, i have grown so much to know that my inner self is most important and taking care of my outer self is what needs to happen in conjunction. i also think your observation is astute that i should include more grains, but i have found myself having tummy aches when i have full fat dairy, eggs or wheat. i could try to add some oats back, however. thank you for your honesty and your support. sending love to you!

loveray on 08/04/2010:
ps- congrats on your loss and the turkey loaf sounds yummy!

selina on 08/04/2010:
Thank you! Your consistent loss is pretty amazing!

Umpqua on 08/04/2010:
I missed this entry, congrats on your loss! That's so scary about the "natural flavoring." I try really hard to get natural meats without hormones and antibiotics, but it's difficult and expensive. I have a meat grinder and I used it a lot more in the winter when I was cooking whole roasts and then grinding up leftovers for casseroles, etc. I need to be doing this more often.

Maria7 on 08/04/2010:
I didn't realize that about the 'natural flavorings' being added to meat. Why do they do that, when to leave it alone would be the REAL natural flavorings??? Btw, congrats on your progress! :-)

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