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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 16, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Stress is the trash of modern life--we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. --Danzae Pace

For my activity: Walk 41 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (19 min/3.5 mi)

No NordicTrack workout yesterday, but I had a great wt trng session--taking about a week off really made me want to do it. It felt very satisfying--very worthwhile!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::9.15::9.18::9.21::9.24

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1852 cal * 33g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
378 cal Deficit * 16% Activities
* RMR = 1348

Donkey on 09/16/2009:
I have heard about Inhale, but it's on at 5am! I should TiVo it or see if it's "On Demand" through my cable. Since I injured my back, I have given some thought to engaging in yoga. Apparently, that consideration is not serious enough yet for me to actually DO anything about it.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 15, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 10 min
Sun: Nothing
Mon: Walk 37 min

I'm not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Yet! I skipped/missed two wt trng workouts--time to get back on track.

On today's weigh-in I'm down 2.5 pounds. This makes little sense, but I'm sure it has alot to do with basic inactivity the past several days. Assuming I get in my scheduled wt trng along with a few other things this week--next week's weigh-in will probably be more meaningful. No measurements this week.

BTW, if you get Oxygen, on cable or satellite, there's a daily yoga program (1 hour) at 5 a.m. CST. It's called Inhale.

This week's plan for Cir Aer Wkts: :: 9.15 :: 9.18 ::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1949 cal * 57g Fat * 14g Fiber * 28 oz Water
326 cal Deficit * 13% Activities
* RMR = 1348

Progress as of today: 24.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/15/2009:
hmm, i'm gonna see if i get yoga on my cable stations! :)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 12, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Wed: Walk 11 min
Thur: Walk 50 min
Fri: Walk 51 min

Well Well Well! On Wednesday I was too wiped out to do my wt trng. Same with yesterday and Thursday I just ran out of time. So I'm regrouping my little ducks and chickens today:-) I have no reason, timewise, not to get the circuit (wt trng) done. Also, I'm just not into the Fitday counting yet again. I will try again next week. I will write my food down in my little notebook--I can at least commit to that.

I had a totally lost food day yesterday. My eating bordered on overeating. I'm not entirely sure why--possibly because I didn't structure my day very well. And I had some nagging things hanging over me. As it goes--eating didn't help, but I was mentally exhausted and ready to sleep very early--so I stopped the grazing and went to bed. I slept well--really well!

So I guess there's going to be a new season of the perfectly exploitive Biggest Loser. Most of these shows are exploitive on some level. I have recently watch a Canadian export called X-Weighted, which is a stupid title. The show is actually pretty good. It only works with one person at a time and it's realistic in what is possible in 6 months for one person. It's not selling food from multinational corporations or trying to embarrass people by pitting them against one another.

That's the thing that I just don't get about Biggest Loser. The contestants have enough problems (like anyone who happens to be human), not to mention the challenge of losing weight and getting fit during the course of a cycle of a show--then they're made to go against one another and vote people off. It's kinda sick.

Of course I think the entire concept is appalling. Judging morbidly obese people (who would probably normally not bring attention to themselves) and forcing them to judge one onother. Does any of that further the sustainability of their exercise and eating habits once they leave the show. Sure it does for some of them, but the people who went home and went back to their old ways aren't trotted out the next season/cycle of the show to say, "Hey let's help this person get back to work!" You go on the show, they use you to sell sh*t and then you're left to fend for yourself.

There's alot of distance between the viewer and the contestants. Imagine if they were down at your local mall in a glassed-in area where you could watch and listen to them go about their day--the protests would be loud and long!

Yeah I know they signed on for this, but it's still not something I care to watch--much less get some motivation for myself out of it. I know I'm in the minority here, but I thought I'd voice my opinion anyway.

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1949 cal * 57g Fat * 14g Fiber * 28 oz Water
326 cal Deficit * 13% Activities
* RMR = 1357

Donkey on 09/12/2009:
I've seen X-Weighted. It's a very good show.

You make some very valid points about Biggest Loser. In fact, I mentioned to my husband that "my shows" would be starting up this week (mainly Survivor and Biggest Loser) when he reminded me that I had said at the end of the last Biggest Loser season that I was so disgusted by the game play and the fillers (watching the sun come up, watching a wave, etc.) and the BLATANT ADVERTISING for products that are mainly CRAP, that I wasn't going to watch it this time around.

I probably won't if the episodes are 2 hours long. Besides, I used to watch it with my daughter, while I would do sit-ups and push-ups. I'm not so sure that's a good thing to do. Ya know?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/14/2009:
idk, i like "the biggest loser." not that i watch it all the time, but i find it motivating, if nothing else. and, these people WANT to be on the show. I'm sure there are loads of people who apply to be one of the chosen few who make it on TV. and i guess these are some of the morbidly obese people that DO NOT MIND attention placed on them. everyone's different and that show is possibly exactly what they need for a lifestyle change.

lol, on another note, sometimes i guess i don't pay attention to the mundane things...lol...that may be the wrong word, but i'm talking about your "motto: that you've had all along! LOL. my apologies. it's still a great motto!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 08, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 68 min; Airdyne 39 min/9.3 mi

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1949 cal * 57g Fat * 14g Fiber * 56 oz Water
326 cal Deficit * 13% Activities
* RMR = 1357

Donkey on 09/09/2009:
Can I ask what these stats are that you have at the bottom of your entries and why you have put a line through them?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/10/2009:
hey biscotti! thank you for the happy birthday wishes. I like your motto today.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 08, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Walk 41 min; NordicTrack (22 min/2.1 mi); Bike Ride 17 min/2.7 mi

I'm up a half-pound on my weigh-in today. For today's measurements I'm down nearly 2 inches from the last ones, which I believe were up, so I guess it's a wash for that.

The bike riding--I haven't mentioned this, but I'm just able to go and go it seems (compared to about 6 weeks ago). It's a completely different feeling--I'm noticeably stronger and fitter even in the heat. I think I'll take that for now.

With better food choices the scale will surely follow, but today I'll take feeling a little like a million bucks on the bike!

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1949 cal * 57g Fat * 14g Fiber * 56 oz Water
326 cal Deficit * 13% Activities
* RMR = 1357

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2009:
yeah, i love when bike riding is no longer a challenge, i guess. you really can go for miles.



biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 07, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Walk 45 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.1 mi)

I'm so pleased that I did my wt trng yesterday. (It's easy to blow off a workout when I've already missed one.) I will hope to match 15 circuits (wt trng) in a row again. But if I don't and miss a day or two here and there, it's okay. I finally think it's about long-term progress and satisfaction for me. I can say that today as I write this!

As for the actual workout, I added more reps to some of my exercises. My workout at this point consists of the 16 exercises accounting for a full half-hour--that is if I did the exercises one right after the other with no rest and no cardio in between. I push myself, but I'm not into doing anything to hurt myself--so far, so good:-)

I despise counting calories, though I mst see where I'm at these days. I will start again with Wednesday's food. I should keep up with it daily, we'll see if that happens. I don't count calories in my head the way I remember BornToCry said she did. If I don't use Fitday I won't count.

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1949 cal * 57g Fat * 14g Fiber * 56 oz Water
326 cal Deficit * 13% Activities
* RMR = 1357
 

Donkey on 09/07/2009:
Inspiring as always :-)

One comment I meant to make on yesterday's blog: It's a good thing to give yourself 1-2 rest days within the week off of strength training. The science behind muscle building is that your body BUILDS muscle during rest. Not during the workout itself.

You were very wise to listen to your body's cues that you needed a rest. Don't worry so much about breaking a streak. Streaks are meant to be broken so that one can continue to strive for a personal best. The heaviness of your limbs, the carb cravings -- all of that is a sign that you need a day off. Which is what you did.

I agree with counting calories (HATE IT). Perhaps you could do it periodically, just as a "check up" thing. I find that it makes it easier if I know I'm only doing something for X days. GOOD LUCK TO YOU!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Sep 06, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thur: Walk 50 min; Bike Ride 16 min/2.7 mi;
Walk 20 min (slower than 1st walk)
Fri: Walk 49 min
Sat: Walk 28 min;
No Circ Wkt:-(

I busted up my streak--darny darn darn darn! So I would have completed my 16th consecutive scheduled wt trng workout. I tried, but neither heart nor body was into it. I was caught up on sleep, I didn't feel tired per se, but even the short walk was all I could do.

So I've been analyzing what led up to such a crappy day for fitness and energy and here's my theory. I was thoroughly exhausted on Thursday--I splurged on a small DQ Cappucino Heath Bar Blizzard--good, but unfortunately not worth it as a treat. Who in the hell could/would possibly eat a large one--the small one probably had a total of two or three regular sized Heath bars within. Oh, and there's also a medium. Normally I shun the fake "ice cream" at DQ.

So Friday I ate an unusual amount of pasta--I don't ignore these cravings because it may turn into something else and then I have to have the pasta anyway. The only thing was I ate a fairly good amount (of pasta) to the exclusion of much of anything else--didn't overeat, but no decent source of protein. I have to say it hit the spot, but I'm thinking that it set me up for Saturday's sinking spell. I don't know for sure--just guessing.

I'm certainly back to feeling my oats today--thank goodness:-) I'm sure I'll be able to get the workout done. Again I'm into another pair of shorts that were previously tight in the legs/thighs. Not to mention I weighed in yesterday--not good--and as the day wore on I realized I was somewhat bloated, so I'm throwing out that weigh-in. It's in the back of my mind, but I think it was an anomaly.

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, NTrack, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1949 cal * 57g Fat * 14g Fiber * 56 oz Water
326 cal Deficit * 13% Activities
* RMR = 1357
 


biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 03, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thur: Walk 10 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (14 min/2.4 mi)
Fri: Mowing 2 hrs
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Walk 10 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (19 min/1.7 mi)
Mon: Walk 56 min
Tues: Walk 10 min
Wed: Walk 10 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (11 min/2.3 mi)

I'm up 2# on my weigh-in this week (Tuesday). Didn't take measurements. The day was a bit hectic--highly negative family stress, which is up there at the top with the worst stress, in my opinion. I think I'll do a weigh-in on Saturday. The interesting thing is my shape is changing--I can get into a previously tight pair of shorts (ones I wear to take long walks with) with ease--they don't ride up in the crotch now. My abdomen is a little smaller, but it's mostly my hips/upper legs that are smaller.

Once again I got behind on my Fitday tracking and so it starts again as of yesterday's food/exercise. (*Need to update below.) I was very pleased that I started and completed my wt trng workout yesterday evening--I was working on about a 7 hr sleep deficit (for 3 day's worth of sleep). I'm still a little behind on sleep.

Sunday I did my 14th and yesterday my 15th Circuit Workout in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng

As for how I'm feeling about it all: I am a work in progress! I will continue to keep that in mind every time I do anything to advance myself in the journey. The scale may have gone the wrong way Tuesday, but I'm moving forward. My food choices (again) are the culprit--I'd estimate that I'm staying below 2K on cals each day, but usually not much less than that.

I don't see this gain as a normal scale fluctuation. Better choices and a little more cardio would probably have kept me about where I was.

I want (and intend) to be fully engaged to get my weight and (probably moreso) my fitness where I think it needs to be. The best thing I'm doing is the consistent wt trng--the worst thing is the food choices. My thoughts may change next week, but this is how I think I'm doing right now!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


* 1949 cal * 57g Fat * 14g Fiber * 56 oz Water
326 cal Deficit * 13% Activities
* RMR = 1357

glycrina on 09/03/2009:
Wow! Congrats on being consistent with your workouts. I know how hard it is but how good it feels. ;)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 27, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. --Carol Welch

For my activity: Walk 50 min; Bike Ride 31 min/5.7 mi

Skipped the NTrack workout altogether yesterday--no biggie. Great bike ride--challenging--hot!

Well, I'm still counting--today's circuit will be my 13th in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng.

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1852 cal * 33g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
378 cal Deficit * 16% Activities * RMR = 1342
 

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/27/2009:
how did you ever come to find that stuff out about prebiotic fiber on the internet? where you just searching around, researching? pretty interesting stuff - i learned a lot from it, especially how our FDA is so lax on just about everything...


Donkey on 08/28/2009:
Oh, is that what it's called? Prebiotic fiber? I'll assume that you don't recommend this, biscotti ;-)

Encouraging as always though :-) Bike riding has been helpful to me too this summer.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 26, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. --Michel de Montaigne

For my activity:
Walk 35 min; NordicTrack 22 min/2.2 mi; Airdyne 12 min/2.5 mi

Instead of the bike ride, I hopped on the Airdyne for a few min yesterday evening. Better than blowing off the whole thing!

My fitness is improving, which means I can do more--woo-hoo!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1914 cal * 39g Fat * 20g Fiber * 84 oz Water
452 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1342

Progress as of today: 24.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!


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