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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 02, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Jog 6 min/Walk 1 min X 3; Walk 55 min

One step forward, two steps back. I'm trying to keep my fitness at a certain level. It's a daily struggle, but worth every bit of the struggle. It's elusive. Not to mention that my mid-section is pathetic, it's as if a shift occurred overnight--I know that's not possible, but it feels that way.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::***::5.13::*******::6.2::

Plan for today: Walk; NTrack, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 84 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1318
 

geevee on 06/02/2010:
Hey! You were 164 on Sun. You're down 1.5 lb. and it DOES count!

I thought of you being in dreamland at 4:30 this morning when I gave up and tuned on a movie which eventually worked so at least I had 2.5 hrs. of sleep!


liza36 on 06/02/2010:
I read your entry from yesterday - family dynamics can be tough sometimes, or all the time. Hard to navigate through them, but sounds like you have a good handle on it.

Glad to see the scale moving for you. Exercise is ALWAYS a daily struggle. I just don't get those people who love it. Exercise endorphins - never felt it, doubt I ever will. Cheers to you who keeps plugging along at it!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 01, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 20 min

I'm down 1.5# on my weigh-in today. Good, but until I'm firmly back in the 150s with no wavering, I'll not be jumping for joy. When I'm at the weights 162-167 I tend to get stuck. Generally if I make it past about 159, I can progress. It's been a long time since I've been in the 150s--I was 157.5 back in Dec '09. Optimism costs me nothing--I'm cautiously optimistic:-)

So I did the food sensitivity monitoring thing. The one thing that got to me was a quesadilla from a local Mexican place that makes its own flour tortillas. I only had a quarter, but it's either the cheese or they put MSG in the tortillas. These tortillas are to die for, so I'm sure they're made with lard at least. Anyway, other than that, I had a primal scream meltdown re: one family member calling me to implore me to deal with another.

So, a nonproductive cap-off to May, but I'm looking forward to a good and productive month of June. I'm going to be jogging a full 20 min by the end of the month, barring some health calamity. I'm going to untangle myself from these family members as much as I can and try to mind my own business.

I don't write much about it all, but I've bungled--to my standards--the settling of my mother's estate. These two--a brother and niece were firmly underground (non-existent) where I was concerned--their choice until a year ago. Generally I feel that I waste an excessive number of brain cells on things I can't change--it's become an easy and wholly unproductive bad habit. On the other hand, I don't mildly obsess over the wish that I were an only child anymore like I once did:-)

So once again, I can change myself. I sort of know how to change myself. I can at least give this wt loss thing a little more effort than I have lately. Unfortunately I feel somewhat tainted by the exposure to people I'm supposed to love unconditionally, but who are (to me) unloveable. Throw in sibling rivalry and general frustration and dread it's just a toxic soup.

At this time I think it's impossible for me to influence my niece to live a decent, happy or rewarding life. (It's hard enough for me to live decently, happily and rewardingly--haha!) That train is well down the road and when you're 20something you're bulletproof. I think if you're female and don't have another female that you trust (and more importantly, one who is worthy of your trust) at that age, you're at risk, in my opinion. I didn't think it at the time, but I had my mother--we just started having an adult-adult (as opposed to a mother-child) relationship at that time. I'm grateful now that I made it through.

The 20s are dangerous. You can only see two feet in front of you, if that. Then if you surround yourself with people who use you (and that's pretty much what you have known for many years and are comfortable with) as far as I'm concerned, you're doomed. You don't know your own worth and the tendency is to go along to get along, so essentially you don't have any worth to yourself. You don't have a sense of self-preservation. Tragic.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::4.27::**::5.4::***::5.13::*****::6.2::

Plan for today: Jog/Walk; NTrack, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 84 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1318

just42day on 06/01/2010:
Thanks for the good wishes. I really appreciate them! I hope all is well by you!


nita51 on 06/02/2010:
Thanks for the encouragement. Hey, it's a brand new Month. Wishing you a fantastic June. Take Care & keep loving yourself. xoxo



biscottibody59 - Monday May 31, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.0 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Mon: Walk 30 min
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Jog 6 min/Walk 1 min X 3; Walk 40 min
Thurs: Walk 15 min
Fri: Walk 25 min
Sat: Walk 40 min
Sun: Walk 20 min

Weight is the same for last Tuesday's weigh-in.

Ignore unless you're a CPAP user--haha: I'm back to the chinstrap--not because I perceive any air swallowing, but because I began to have a drastic decrease in sleep time (everything else is the same) and guess what--I'm back at a consistent 7 hrs sleep with only one or no awakenings during the 7 hrs--at least for the last 4 or 5 nights.

To those who are not CPAP users and observe that I may be obsessed with it and my sleep--well you're damn right! This is my attempt to take control of my health. I took my health for granted, and this past week I had some flashbacks of episodes from several months ago. I'm at about 3.5 months of CPAP use--a novice to be sure--I wouldn't trade it for anything any time soon! It's my little patch of guaranteed peace of mind in a sea of occasional chaos.

This may help others: I was reading one of my Natural Healing/Home Remedies type books and there's an entire section on food allergy/sensitivity. It suggest writing down your food, which I do anyway, and remarking how it made you feel. Even if you feel something adverse that you may think is food related later on in the day. Do it in a detailed way. There were a couple of examples of fabric softener exposure and asthma in children. Also an example of sugar consumption and symptoms--not diabetes or hypoglycemia related--just adverse symptoms that may make one feel bad. Also the food may have a delayed reaction hours later.

This is something I'm going to try for a few days. Other than MSG and aspartame, I really don't have any food sensitivities that I know of.

Obviously there isn't anything scientific about this other than you're observing your own intake and linking it to your personal feelings/symptoms. It could be personally reassuring, if not earth-shattering:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::4.27::**::5.4::***::5.13::*****::6.1::

Plan for today: Jog/Walk; NTrack, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 84 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1322

WI3 on 05/31/2010:
Sleep is so important! And so is breathing lol. I am happy for you that you have your CPAP machine! Food allergies, of course I am gluten intolerant and I have also found that I cannot eat things with Soy Lethichin because that also produces a bad reaction in my gut. So, next to no candy bars or chocolate LOL. I am so glad you are getting good sleep!


KathyBlue on 05/31/2010:
The aspartame-sweetened yogurts caused me headaches. I stopped eating them and guess what, I haven't been experiencing any headaches since then. Now I opt for soy desserts - 100% vegetal, and even with the sugar it has, it's OK. I try to watch the %s.


KathyBlue on 06/01/2010:
hmm I like the suggestion you make here. Remarking how a food makes me feel... Good idea! For example, I had lots of headache issues before that I don't have now.


geevee on 06/01/2010:
Recently I've been able to get a fair amount of sleep every other night. I'm grateful for crumbs.



biscottibody59 - Monday May 24, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.0 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 10 min
Sun: Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4; Walk 20 min; Bike Ride 15 min/2.2 mi

So I'm finally noticing a change in my fitness. For the last couple times, my heart rate has been about 10 points lower (than it was about 6 weeks ago) at the end of the last 4-min stint of jogging and of course I'm less winded.

It was about 88degF with a decent wind when I went yesterday. (I wasn't the only one--I was actually surprised how many people were out walking/biking.) And then there's this one woman who sings (horribly:-) while listening to an mp3 player--she seems a little overly happy:-) Oh, and she wears those "shape-up" type shoes.

It's going to be a long, hot summer so I might as well get used to it. I've endured all these Texas summers and at some point I began to embrace it, actually I sort of ignore it and get on with it. Heck, I didn't go to a school with AC until my last year of HS.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::4.27::**::5.4::***::5.13::**::5.23::

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

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 84 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1322

just42day on 05/24/2010:
Thanks for your support and encouragement! Fightin the p.m. eating is really hard but I have to admit that motivation sure comes from seeing the #s go down. Congrats on your improved fitness. That's wonderful! I don't know how you handle the Texas heat. I absolutely hate summer - heat and humidity. I tried to sit outside today for 15 minutes ('cuz I'm pasty white) and the sweat was pouring down. Nearly 90 here in midwest. Oh - I think you should drown out the singing runner with your own singing! :o)


geevee on 05/25/2010:
Hi Biscotti,

You remembered correctly. Yes, I was a smoker and finally was able to quit 13 yrs. ago.

I admire the fact that you took the plunge and started using the CPCP machine. That you are successful with it is wonderful. I'm going to need a lot of practice in positive thinking to get me to the point of giving it a chance. Logically I KNOW it would do me a world of good but I swear, when I think about it and mentally go thru the motions I feel like hyperventilating!

Summers here in Miami are similar to a lot of areas in Texas. 89 degrees and close to 100% humidity - definitely not walking weather! The only time I can bear to go in the yard and do yard work is between 6:30 and 8 when the heat lets up a ibt and I can stand it.


nita51 on 05/28/2010:
Thanks for your encouragement. Great news on lowering your heart rate. Your work outs are fantastic. Glad you're not letting the heat intimidate you. Stay strong and you will succeed. Hugs to ya!



biscottibody59 - Saturday May 22, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.0 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Mon: Nothing
Tues: Short Walk
Wed: Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4; Walk 18 min
Thur: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (12 min/1.2 mi); Walk 10 min
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Walk 10 min
Sun: Walk 15 min
Mon & Tues: Walk 10 min each day

Wed: Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4; Walk 15 min
Thur: Weedeating 105 min/Mowing 90 min/Clean-up 30 min; Walk 20 min
Fri: Walk 10 min

Did my weigh-in last week and there was no change. For this week's Tuesday weigh-in I'm down a pound. I'm writing down my foods daily.

In further CPAP news: I have gone without my chinstrap for about 10 days now--I had been using it every night to semi-insure my mouth is closed (and am not swallowing air) while using the CPAP machine--I use a nasal pillows mask.

Keeping one's mouth closed CAN be a huge issue and chinstraps are either inadequate or overly confining. So there are lots of contraptions people have come up with including simply taping their mouths shut with painter's tape or duct tape--for crying out loud--or even using denture adhesive to seal their lips. Yikes!

I'm not waking with any symptoms of having swallowed air at night or in the morning when I get up. (I had those symptoms one night during the first week of CPAP therapy--it pretty much wakes you up--you can only swallow so much air until you pop I guess:-)

I made a very satisfying pizza the other night with a prepared medium thin pizza flat. Poked holes in it with a fork, mixed fresh pressed garlic with a little butter and spread it on the flat. I then put sliced tomato, shredded fresh basil and mozzarella--the fresh type. I only did a half in the toaster oven. Very good and I only ate half of the half.

I'm trying to get back to eating well and knowing (and paying attention to) my limits. Plus it's horribly detrimental to my good night's sleep to overeat or to even be slightly full. I think many of us are so used to sleeping poorly that we don't notice how much food indiscretions add to that poor sleep. And I'm not EVEN talking about caffeine--separate poor sleep discussion for me.

Pre-CPAP I could eat up until bedtime, plop myself into bed, sleep all night and think I was sleeping well. Now I look back and I think I must have been delusional:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::4.27::**::5.4::***::5.13::**::5.23::

Plan for today: Walk/Jog, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 56 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1322

tangalyn on 05/22/2010:
thanks for the advice and information today... my ear feels worse than the day i went to doctor, feels even more clogged, harder to hear, constant buzzing, so im pretty sure that it is all ear related, i just dont know why its not going away yet :(


just42day on 05/22/2010:
Sounds like things are going well for you! Glad to hear it.


liza36 on 05/24/2010:
I'm glad the CPAP is going well. Has it made a significant impact in your sleep or how you feel in the morning?

Have a great day.


geevee on 05/24/2010:
Oh, my. A chin strap, etc. That really makes me claustrophobic. I can picture myself getting up gasping for air and afraid to lie down again. Good going on the lost pound. Every single one counts!



biscottibody59 - Monday May 10, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4; Walk 55 min

Assuming I get my wt trng done today I will wait until Saturday for my weigh-in this week--I don't get an accurate weight the day after. Did my cals, etc below.

Found the store brand--Marketside--of sandwich flats (thins) at walmart--plain jane and no calcium propionate--woo-hoo--they're in the bakery section. And if I do say so, they're good. So if you get some keep 'em in the fridge or freezer.

Calcium propionate is in most (if not all) commercial bread--the kind that sits on the shelf--Oroweat, Mrs Baird's, Pepperidge Farm, etc. It is a mold inhibitor. You wouldn't put it in homemade bread:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::*::5.10::

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

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 56 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1327

just42day on 05/10/2010:
Thanks for the info on Walmart's sandwich thins. I'm definitely going to try them!


mcwoo40 on 05/10/2010:
Bread is my downfall, even over cake :0 stick at it Jules.


legcramps on 05/10/2010:
I'm going to look for those too the next time i'm in Walmart. Calcium propionate, huh... I don't know if I ever want to eat bread ever again... :)


loveray on 05/11/2010:
thank you so much for the heads up!! i have heard a bit about some greens, cruciferous veggies and strawberries actually interfering with thyroid function. i noticed last night that i have a slight aversion to kale when raw even though i know it has a ton of nutrients. if i have the kale, tonight i will steam it...in my smoothies from now on, i plan to have spinach. another thing that has been really hard to part with is soy, but its probably for the better. thanks for looking out for me- have a happy and healthy day. xo


geevee on 05/14/2010:
"My latest height". I LOVE it! How much have you lost? I'm 1.5" shorter and told my doc no more bone density tests because the first that's done is take your height. If I've shrunk some more, I don't want to know!


nita51 on 05/15/2010:
You put a tiger in my tank!!! Thank you. While reading your comment, the fuel began to heat up, and YES, I'm going to stop being so timid and just speak my mind, to my Dr. What's the worse that can happen? I can find another Dr. but not another me.:) So I will keep working on this old girl, no matter what it takes, to improve her.:) Please know that your comment will also be used as a stepping stone, to carry me across troubled waters. When I was in labour with my children, I remember the Dr. saying,,,come on! just give it one more hard push! and I did just that, and the miracle of life begun. So that's what I must do now ,,,,I'll keep on giving it that very hard push, until I conquer this battle. I won't be defeated, this is why I reach out to you all, because It's one of the places, where I find strength, to carry on. Thank you, Love you so much & Hugs!


Soon2BThin on 05/17/2010:
I'm going to try going no bread just to see if I can do it. I will also cut way down on the sugar. It sounds like you're doing great. Keep it up. And hope to see you soon here.


nita51 on 05/21/2010:
Appreciate your kind words. Hoping all is well with you. xoxo



biscottibody59 - Saturday May 08, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Pulling Weeds 70 min; Walk 27 min

***Will update cals, etc later.***

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::5.8::

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

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336

jojobean on 05/08/2010:
keep up the good work only 10lbs to go your almost there. you can do it xox


geevee on 05/08/2010:
I advocate weeding too. It beats walking in the blazing sun!



biscottibody59 - Friday May 07, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4; NordicTrack 22 min/2.7 mi; Walk 20 min

Did the 4 min jogfest for the first time in I don't know how many months yesterday--yep, it's been awhile.;-) Kinda late for my entry today. ***Will update cals, etc later.***

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::5.8::

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

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336


biscottibody59 - Thursday May 06, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 15 min

Only got in a little walk yesterday. ***Will update cals, etc later.***

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::5.7::

Plan for today: Jog/Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336

just42day on 05/06/2010:
You mean we're supposed to put on clean underwear??????


nita51 on 05/07/2010:
Thank you so much for your comment, and I think you may be right on target, with the filter problem, I've wondered, if there is mold or mildew because I seem to feel OK when I'm away from home, and when I'm at home, thats when I seem to suffer. I'll see what my apt complex can do, because it has gotten worse since I turned my a/c on. I appreciate the lead,,and I will follow up & keep you posted. Hugs!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 05, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Bike Ride 12 min/1.9 mi; Walk 20 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min)

Whaddya know--I did my wt trng--woo-hoo!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::5.7::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336
 


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