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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 21, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 169.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity lately:
Tues: Walk 49 min
Wed: Walk 15 min
Thur-Sat: Nothing
Sun: Housework; Walk 10 min
Mon: Walk 10 min

I'm up a half-pound for today's weigh-in. No measurements this week.

Not a terribly productive week exercise-wise. Just don't want to extend this for too long, but I do need the break. Wrote down my food for about 4 days, but decided not to take the time to log it in Fitday. I intend to start again with the writing in my notebook/Fitday logging tomorrow.

evaopala asked about my circuit. This is it in a nutshell:

Pushups (1 set each of military and sissy) :: Shoulder Press
Bent Over Row :: Biceps Curl
Calf Raise :: Deadlift
Bicycle Crunches--1st set (2 sets with leg lifts in between) :: Upright Row
Alternating Lunge :: Triceps Kickback
Oblique Ab Crunch :: Chair Dip
Squat :: Bicycle Crunches--2nd Set (same as previous)
Reverse Leg Lift :: Mountain Climber

For most exercises I use a set of adjustable dumbbells--13 pounds each at the moment. (Obviously I don't use the weights for the crunches, pushups, reverse leg lifts, mountain climbers or chair dips.) Reps vary for each and also depend on how I feel.

The thing that makes it "aerobic" is that in between exercises I get on either the NordicTrack or Airdyne for at least 3 min, then immediately go back to the weightlifting portion. The key is to not stop for too long in between. Lately I haven't been a real stickler to the spirit of the original (Burn Fat Faster Workout from a Prevention article), but it still does the trick:-)

I think I'll challenge myself to do the next one with that old spirit!

Plan for today: Walk

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!

RMR = 1370

thinnside40 on 07/22/2009:
Hmmmmmmmm...I challenge you to not see 170.0..... I have challenged myself to not see another added pound myself.... Bassackwards isn't in my vocab anymore...It just can't be..... :-) Refusing to see age 42 come and remained in the 200's.

Have a grat remainder of the week!

RE: post-concussion ~ I in my heart feel I have the classic symptoms of post head trauma, no matter it being a minor or major injury... All I have read about feeling/symptoms is how I feel a lot of times.... I will make sure to keep a vigil journal when I am symptomaticking (not a word, but oh well)... ;-)

h82bfat on 07/22/2009:
Do you think you've started to gain muscle weight? I'm really worried about that myself. Right now I only do a few arm exercises with a 3 pound weight. I don't plan on increasing the weight - only the reps. I still remember my morning weigh-in's in bootcamp (25 years ago!) and I kept putting on more and more weight, when we finally got our civilian clothes back, I was shocked that they were actually loose..... just a thought.

I'm impressed with your workout - true dedication!

halley on 07/22/2009:
I also get to where I don't want to log my food. It's fairly easy when things are simple, but if I eat something that I make myself with several ingedrients, I just don't even try to log it.

Donkey on 07/23/2009:
OK -- I'll guess: ONE person was going to St. Ives. "As I was going to St. Ives..." Am I right?

evaopala on 07/25/2009:
Oh thank you thank you for sharing your strength circuit with us. You gave me some ideas! :)

nenak on 07/25/2009:
like the workout!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 14, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 169.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Sun: Walk 50 min
Mon: Walk 47 min

I'm up 1.5 pounds on today's weigh-in. Sh*tfire!

I don't want to do it, but I am committing to counting calories, etc starting today. (Oh the cobwebs!) If I can manage one day, I know I'll be okay.

I didn't get in my wt trng that I was supposed to have done way back last week. I am determined to get it done today. I need to build momentum--this haphazard BS just doesn't work for me. To be fair I have let the incredible heat we've been experiencing get the better of me some days (yesterday). Plus I was sleep deprived. I was barely functioning by the time I fell into bed.

Here's to one day of meeting my small goals! Just for today:-)

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!

RMR = 1366

hollybelle on 07/14/2009:
I had to laugh at your momentum comment - I used the same word in my entry today - how true how true!!

halley on 07/14/2009:
Small goals are a great idea. You and I both know that the time is going to go by whether or not we lose weight. A year from today will be here and we have to look at ourselves and ask if we are happy or not. You don't have that much to lose. You can get to where you want to go. Small steps and small goals are the right way to go.

h82bfat on 07/15/2009:
Getting into a routine always seems to be the hardest part - whether it be exercise or just simply eating breakfast. I feel your frustration! Remember to take the time to look back at the progress you've already made - that's always a great motivator AND proof that you can do anything if you set your mind to it!!

evaopala on 07/15/2009:
What kind of exercises do you do in your circuit? Im always seeming to skip my strength training because I don't know where to start haha!

hollybelle on 07/16/2009:
Well.....did you get though the one day of counting the calories? You are so right - at least I feel the same way - get that one day done and get on a roll. You can do it. I have been using livestrong.com to track calories and exercise and I like it because it's easy. Good luck buscotti-girl!

thinnside40 on 07/16/2009:
Oh!!!!!!!!!!! Biscotti....Biscotti....Biscotti.... I feel your frustration, believe me my friend..Just have to keep trying til we get it down (((again)))....

At first I could of swore my g'ma could of wrote your beginning with the "sh*tfire"...LOL... She is a 90 year old firecracker! One of my best friends....

Hope the remainder of this week brings the success you set out to accomplish..It is empowering once we get back in the groove.....


Donkey on 07/17/2009:
I wanted to thank you for your suggestion about EA. I will look into that. Seriously. Because I am at the point of where I'm thinking I need a little help, either with OA or "Celebrate Recovery" (a Christian based OA) or something. So the more suggestions I have now will help me make a better decision.

Hang in there, Biscotti! I don't know why this summer has been so low on the motivation for a lot of us. But I do know that we have to keep trying. (Right there with you!)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/20/2009:
lol to sh+tfire! never heard that word but i love it. i may have to incorporate it into my daily vocabulary. lol.

greengirl on 07/20/2009:
Hi Biscotti, hope you are good. I too like the sound of sh+tfire. I would love to see the faces in the library where I work if I incorporated it into my daily vocabulary LOL :)

biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 12, 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:
Thur: Walk 56 min
Fri: Walk 51 min
Sat: Walk 40 min

Okay. A regrouping day today I hope. I had planned to get in the wt trng yesterday--didn't get it done--should have no problem today.

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!

RMR = 1361

nenak on 07/12/2009:
hope you have a good day!

h82bfat on 07/12/2009:
You are so focussed and inpsiring - I don't see you having a problem either! Right back at you - Eat! Exercise! Foucus! and most of all ENJOY!

Halley on 07/13/2009:
Looks like a good plan. Have fun.

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.


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!!!!

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