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biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 09, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity:
Walk 54 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.1 mi)

Didn't get in the bike ride, but I did bundle up a bunch of tree limbs. I also started restacking some fire wood. It's hot, which I'm used to. It's just unusually humid the last few days as well.

I looked back on how I was doing when I had a long streak of consistent wt trng (early 2008). I can envision getting to that point again NOW! I can taste how I'll feel with at least 10# of flab gone. I guess I have to figure out how to cherish that feeling and push on through to the next 10# this time. I obviously am back with an ever aging body that seems to want to keep each and every ounce it has. I have news for this body--NOT THIS TIME!!!

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1361

maria7 on 07/09/2009:
You CAN do it!


CritterMom on 07/09/2009:
Have you tried a low-glycemic diet? The protein supports lean muscle, while the lower glycemic index helps melt away the body fat. Your body uses its stored fat, because you're no longer introducing excesses in sugars. Might be worth a shot.


h82bfat on 07/10/2009:
I used to think age was just an excuse "old people" used for being over weight! Now I'm "old" and it IS harder to loose! Only 5 years ago I quickly dropped some serious poundage (I didn't weigh myself before or after - just knew the sizes I blew thru) when I went to the gym with a friend just for something to do - I didn't change my diet or alter anything in my lifestyle - just threw in a little exercise & the weight seemed to just melt off. NOW its a whole new ball game - but I'm not ready to sit on the bench just yet and neither are you!!!! :c)


midwest50 on 07/10/2009:
Although I too will be 50 next year I do not look at age...its just a number. You inspire me!


Donkey on 07/10/2009:
I agree -- you inspire me too!


CritterMom on 07/10/2009:
On the potato issue and low glycemic...If you love potatoes, eat the Yukon Gold instead of white. Those are lower glycemic...hooray! (I love potatoes, too).



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jul 08, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity:
Walk 52 min; NordicTrack 22 min/2.2 mi Bike Ride 22 min/3.1 mi

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1361


biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 07, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity: Walk 61 min

I only got in the walk for yesterday.

I'm the same for my weigh-in today. As for measurements, I got back the half-inch overall. That's kinda how it goes--I'll not let it get to me if I continue to stay the course. And today I'll commit to writing my food down in my little notebook.

I'm doing well with cutting out caffeine by afternoon--for several weeks now as a matter of fact. My sleep is vastly improved. I will count calories again soon!

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1361

Progress as of today: 21.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/08/2009:
I have cut way back on coffee drinking lately myself..It is hard, but doable...Ugh!!!!!!!!! Gone to drinking Decaf at times....

Looks like you have your plan set in place for the most part....Achievements in any amount are wonderful to fuel the desire to do better.....

Great week to you!!!!!!!!


evaopala on 07/08/2009:
Thank you, I hope you have a good week too! Barley is great in soups, but really boring on its own, kinda like brown rice hehe. I think you can grind it up and make barley flour out of it too. Kinda handy. :) Keep up the great work!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 06, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity lately:
Mon: Walk 51 min; Bike Ride 18 min/2.7 mi
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Walk 30 min
Thur: Walk 55 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (12 min/1.1 mi)
Fri: Walk 62 min
Sat: Walk 48 min
Sun: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (12 min/1.1 mi)

Weight for Tuesday was the same. So for this past Saturday's weigh-in I was down a half-pound. On my measurements on Tuesday I was down a half-inch overall. The one that surprised me was my abdomen, which was down a half-inch from the week before!

So it looks like I'll continue the Tues/Sat weigh-ins and measurements on Tuesdays as well. Also I really am glad I stumbled upon the mountain climbers--I did 15, though I broke it up in two parts.

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1361

nenak on 07/06/2009:
sounds good to me!


grumpy on 07/06/2009:
Sounds great! The inches loss are better than the pounds losses! Congrats!


h82bfat on 07/07/2009:
Congrats on those inches! I know once I reach a certain point, I won't worry about the pounds so much as the fit of the clothes!!!! :c)



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 29, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 62 min; Bike Ride 18 min/2.7 mi
Sun: Walk 51 min; Bike Ride 34 min/5.6 mi

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1370

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/29/2009:
i like the last 4 exclamations you wrote. they are positive, straighfoward, and to the point! i hope you fullfilled those desires!


evaopala on 06/29/2009:
thanks for your lovely comment! :D Good work on all the exercise! Keep it up.

p.s. yes, i suppose soup sachet does sound more appetizing! haha


nenak on 06/30/2009:
sounds like you mean buisness!


h82bfat on 07/01/2009:
I love all the exercise / activity you do! I hope to get to that point soon. INSPIRING!!!

I think you're right though - I may be pushing myself to hard. I have to wait until my body can physically handle what I'm trying to dish out. But I WILL get there!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 27, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Wed: Walk 51 min; Bike Ride 13 min/1.8 mi
Thur: Walk 52 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 14 min/1.2 mi
Fri: Walk 12 min

Didn't get my good brkfst on Wednesday, but I did yesterday. My soreness abated finally. I do this ex called mountain climbers and I think it really was the culprit for the soreness (moreso than anything else). I only do 10 right now, but during the second session on Wednesday they were about 50 times easier to do compared to the first session on Monday.

The human body sure is adaptable. I know I take mine for granted. When I test myself like this and can see real changes in fitness, it's such a thrill--woo-hoo!

I weighed in today--good riddance to 170#--that albatross was useful to give me a reality check. Goodbye 170#--I'll never forget you--haha! I'm only 2# away from it, but it sucked while I had to own up to weighing 170 again!

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1370

Donkey on 06/27/2009:
Yes, a reality check with the scale is sometimes warranted. I know, because I had one recently myself. It does stink, but now you are headed in the right direction. Keep up the good work!


Donkey on 06/27/2009:
"Resilience" is an easy read but some of the chapters are heartbreaking. 60% of the book is about the death of her son. 30% is about her battle with cancer. 10% is about her husband's affair, but not really about the affair itself, but rather her reaction. Don't expect any huge revelations about that from this book.

Time heals all wounds, but the scars remain forever. At least that's my outlook on life. But yeah, sometimes, I think that some wounds never heal because we run out of time. So in some respects, ITA w/you: it's a load of crap.

ROCK ON!


evaopala on 06/28/2009:
Thanks for the comment back :) All those BMI and waist to hip ratios are nonsense I think. I do those mountain climber things too! They put a lot of strain on the lower back.. mine was hurting after the first couple of times I did them. Keep it up, your on a roll :)


evaopala on 06/28/2009:
BTW, a soup sachet is an instant mix soup. :)


nenak on 06/29/2009:
I hear 160 shouting!!!!!!! keep up the good work



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 24, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 170.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Mon: Sidewalk/Garage Cleanup 40 min;
Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi; Bike Ride 11 min/1.4 mi
Tues: Walk 53 min; Bike Ride 18 min/2.3 mi

Didn't get in the walk, but did the other stuff on Monday.

Well, I hit it yesterday--170--and I'm not terribly surprised. It just took the scale a little longer to catch up to what my body was telling me:-) I haven't weighed 170# in a very long time--since September 2001. I also took my measurements, which is actually more appalling because it really tells the tale. I'm up a ghastly 11.25 inches overall in just 17 months. (That was 12.5 pounds ago--at 157.5, BTW.)

So I'm going to have to tow this thing (aka my bottom) out of the ditch and start it right back up and move on down the road! Time and my behavior will tell if I can get myself back to a reasonable weight. FYI, it's .8 away from being OBESE (according to BMI).

Getting in my wt trng Monday was a huge mental boost. Just so you know, I would have rather taken a nap instead--nevertheless the first one is finished. Today I have a bit of soreness in the front/top of my thighs. I have another workout scheduled for tomorrow and I intend to keep to the schedule of skipping 2 days between workouts this time. I'm also going to try to stick to a routine for my breakfast for a week or so--then I will reassess.

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1370

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2009:
if it makes you feel better, i was considered overweight (and i think i still am) for my height a few months ago...

but i'm totally getting it together now! no exceptions. doing good, join me!


evaopala on 06/24/2009:
BMI calculators are useless! Dont go solely on what they tell you. They dont account for muscle mass or body shape at all! My BMI is 27, which is considered overweight, but I go running almost everyday! good on your for sticking with it though.


nenak on 06/25/2009:
my bmi is also high!!! just wondering what/who they base the calculation on. my friend looks perfect with not an inch of excess fat anywhere yet her bmi tells her shes over weight! crazy


h82bfat on 06/25/2009:
Everytime I get on WII Fit it tells BMI & weight and then, makes a "wha-wha / needs work" noise and announces with a handy easy to read chart, that I'm obese! What a motivator!! :) I still get on it though, becus it DOES NOT DEFINE ME.


mcwoo40 on 06/25/2009:
Hope your havin' a healthy day,it ain't easy is it.For me so far so good,but the day is'nt over yet.Stay positive we can do it, i think!!!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 22, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. --Mark Twain

For my activity: Walk 52 min; Mow 2 hrs

Didn't get in the Circuit, will do so today. I don't mind weighing in the 160s, though I'm still in the overweight BMI category. It's just that now after many months of no wt trng, my fat/muscle distribution makes it obvious that this 166 isn't anything like a 166 from say five years ago when I was obviously leaner and younger! The way my clothes fit is the most obvious tell. (In fact I feel like I'm back in the mid-170s the way my clothes fit lately.) Ah, gravity!

I'm on no caffeine after about noon most days for the last couple of weeks. And the rest of the time after about 2-ish. My sleep is much improved--the quality and sustained number of hours is tons better. Now I need to work on getting to sleep a little earlier.

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1352

thinnside40 on 06/22/2009:
Aha, I gotcha on the weight not looking the same when it is not "fit" weight...OHLY TOLEDOS! do I ever...

Thanks for YOUR continued support and hopefully this week will bring us both the achievement of daily goals we set for ourselves...Off on the right foot and I'm a whole hmmmm say 5 hours into it...haha!!!

Good Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


grumpy on 06/22/2009:
Oh, so nice to hear from you again! I am renewing my DD vows. hehe. I am posting more and that has to do with renewed motivation and a new diet plan. I agree that cutting things is not a good idea. This plan doesnt cut any type of food, only alcohol for now, but i am totally fine with that for a while. I had an awesome cheesecake today. Nice treat. All foods are tasty and it's been easy so far. I think it comes in handy being alone for now too, because if i was with J and sleeping over there and all that I would have to plan much more ahead and never go out to eat with him, etc. So let me enjoy this time for my benefit, right? You seem to be doing good, darling! Keep up!


nenak on 06/23/2009:
gravity has alot to answer for.......keep up the good work


Donkey on 06/23/2009:
I was happy to see you post. I need to start up again as well.


greengirl on 06/23/2009:
Hey Biscotti, I know exactly what you mean about feeling different even though you might be the same weight as you used to be. I particularly feel difference around the middle. Unfortunately although we can lose the weight we can't turn back the clock ! I'm just aiming to be the best I can be for my age :)


h82bfat on 06/24/2009:
Aging is sure rough. Approximately 6 years ago I went from a size 20 down to a loose size 12 in 3 months - strictly by exercise (then I got laid off & couldn't go to the gym for free anymore, gained most of it back in a month). Now I'm exerciseing AND watching what I eat & it's a struggle. It's just gonna take me longer, that's all.

Thanks for your support! GREATLY APPRECIATED.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 21, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Fri: NordicTrack 12 min/1.2 mi; Jog 12 min; Walk 45 min
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Walk 48 min
Mon-Fri: Nothing
Sat: Walk 43 min
Sun: Walk 42 min
Mon: Walk 58 min
Tues: Walk 67 min; Bike Ride 15 min/2.0 mi
Wed: Walk 51 min
Thur: Walk 10 min
Fri: Walk 60 min; Bike Ride 17 min/2.7 mi
Sat: Walk 48 min

I was up a half-pound when I weighed myself a couple of Fridays ago. I'll "officially" weigh in this Tuesday as usual.

I normally don't pay attention to how many miles/hr I'm walking, but since a friend of mine asked me a couple weeks ago, I'll tell you all that it's currently about 17.5 mph--about what I thought.

A little housekeeping here: I started this diary in November 2000. My highest weight ever was in June 2001. I firmly believe that it would have gone up and up had Kyrin (Crittermom's, aka Soccermom's sister) not dragged me back here. I am normally a very private person and this diary still wigs me out just a little in that if someone I actually know actually read it, and I knew they read it, it just wouldn't be the same for me. (Did I tell you I value my privacy--haha!)

So, that I have fairly consistently posted over the years and have kept off a certain amount of weight is a huge thing for me personally. I never dieted or tried to lose weight before I started posting here, I never had food/exercise issues that interfered with my health or happiness. I count myself as very lucky that I found DDs and that I have been physically able to do as much activity as I do.

My fitness isn't the best at the moment, but I always look to the future and that I can and will do better. I've mentioned it a zillion times, but the book Overcoming Overeating by Jane R Hirschmann & Carol H Munter changed the way I approach food in a fundamental way. My way of eating is always evolving to some extent. Counting calories is necessary for me to really be accountable, but I don't go nuts if I don't do it.

Plan for today: Mow Yard, Walk, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1348 

thinnside40 on 06/21/2009:
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!! Great Job @ sticking with it in your own way and having the successes that you HAVE had and I'm sure looking forward to many more..... :-)



biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 05, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength. --Charles Haddon Spurgeon

For my activity:
Sun: Weedeating/Mowing 4 hrs
Mon: Nothing
Tues: Mowing 1.5 hrs
Wed & Thurs: Nothing
 

I skipped the daily weighing, but for my regular Tuesday weigh-in I'm down 1.5# this week. I'm sooo not on an even keel yet, but as soon as I feel I'm approaching it I'm going to start the daily weighing.

I'm back to caffeine at will rather than curbing it in early afternoon--that changes tomorrow. My daily walk just for the sake of a walk, for crying out loud, has been out of my routine for way too long--must change!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Jog

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1348

Soon2BThin on 06/06/2009:
Good job on the pound and a half loss!! At least you're moving in the right direction. I, too, haven't been doing the exercise but plan on getting with it this next week. Maybe I'll even bowl once again since there doesn't seem to be anything seriously wrong with my back. So keep on working on it, you can do it! Have a good weekend!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2009:
i really love that quote at the top of your entry. it's true. anxiety, it's like a waste of energy. it all goes down the tube. ...i need to work on that for sure...


smiley2 on 06/09/2009:
Thanks for the comment! I like your quote, very true and congrats on the weight loss! Wx


CritterMom on 06/15/2009:
Drink water, instead...and take it with you on that nice long walk. ;)


selina on 06/16/2009:
Biscotti- thank you for your kind words you left for me, I appreciate it. Take care of yourself, as well.


greengirl on 06/17/2009:
Hi Biscotti :0) I'm back here in the public arena and hoping to see you posting soon. I could probably use some advice from you as regards exercise. I'll keep watching for you , Anne :)



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