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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 04, 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)


When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. --Napoleon Hill

For my activity:
Walk 45 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (21 min/4.1 mi);
Bike Ride 17 min/2.5 mi

I'm up 1.5 pounds on my weigh-in today. On measurements I'm up overall one-eighth inch. My waist was up .25 inch--so I nearly held my own this week. If I continue to be able to be as active and start watching the calories (cut a couple hundred a day on average)--I think I'll be in good shape!

Five in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng.

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2291 cal * 74g Fat * 42g Fiber * 140 oz Water
134 cal Deficit * 22% Activities * RMR = 1361
 

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

Donkey on 08/04/2009:
Yes, today will be a good day, God willing. I too think you will be A-OK if you continue what you are doing. What you had today, the 1.5 -- that's just a glitch of the body. It happens to all of us.


halley on 08/04/2009:
Just keep doing the right things - there is no way you won't lose weight if you do!


thinnside40 on 08/04/2009:
I'm alive!...Barely (ha!)



biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 03, 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:
Walk 10 min; NordicTrack 24 min/2.5 mi; Bike Ride 14 min/2.2 mi

Patience and focus are running neck-and-neck for me today--both are at a decent and reasonable level!

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1839 cal * 66g Fat * 28g Fiber * 84 oz Water
428 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

hollybelle on 08/04/2009:
Good day!


h82bfat on 08/04/2009:
Excellent! Keep that frame of mind going!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 02, 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: Nothing

Tomorrow's Circuit will make five in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng.

Didn't get in my planned workout, but to be realistic I needed that break. When I'm on a bit of a roll like I have been, it can be hard to schedule in a complete rest day:-)

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2232 cal * 87g Fat * 18g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-144 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

h82bfat on 08/03/2009:
Great job! You ARE on a roll, so make sure you give yourself some "down time". You don't want to burn yourself out - that's what always happens to me - or I push to hard to soon & end up pulling this or straining that!.


halley on 08/03/2009:
Rest days are essential as workout days. You're doing great.


Donkey on 08/03/2009:
Nothing wrong at all with rest days. I found out that I needed some time away from the gym, this weekend, too.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 01, 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: 
Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (17 min/1.5 mi); Walk 10 min

Four in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng.

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1804 cal * 101g Fat * 15g Fiber * 84 oz Water
597 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

halley on 08/01/2009:
It looks like you drink a lot of water. I need to work on that.


jon'smom on 08/01/2009:
Keep up the good work!


Soon2BThin on 08/02/2009:
Hey, biscotti, good to see you still here. I've missed the DD. But I'm back now. Wish me luck. You're doing great!



biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 31, 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)


Let your working ideas go for a picnic--sometimes the fresh air and ant bites are just what they need. Many great ideas were bitten a little at the beginning. --Carrie Latet

For my activity:
Tues: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (21 min/4.1 mi)
Wed: NordicTrack 32 min/3.4 mi; Airdyne 27 min/5.8 mi; Walk 10 min
Thur: NordicTrack 33 min/3.2 mi; Walk 10 min

Today I'm shooting for four in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng.

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


Tues:
1798 cal * 58g Fat * 26g Fiber * 112 oz Water
592 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Wed:
1951 cal * 79g Fat * 15g Fiber * 84 oz Water
362 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Thur:
1756 cal * 62g Fat * 13g Fiber * 28 oz Water
482 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

halley on 07/31/2009:
I'm always confused by what you mean "four in a row"? Do you mean four circuits?


Donkey on 07/31/2009:
Thank you always for your encouragement and pushes forward. You seem to be doing quite well lately :-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 28, 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)


The only thing that has to be finished by next Tuesday is next Monday. --Jennifer Yane

For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.3 mi

I'm down 3.5 pounds on my weigh-in today--as for measurements, since my last check 3 weeks ago, I'm down nearly 1.5 inches overall (and 1 inch down on my waist alone--wowowow!) I didn't get in the walk yesterday.

Today I'm shooting for three in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng.

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1609 cal * 56g Fat * 11g Fiber * 56 oz Water
526 cal Deficit * 7% Activities * RMR = 1352
 

halley on 07/28/2009:
YEA!!!!!! Way to go. That's a really big drop.


Donkey on 07/29/2009:
Oh YEAH!!!!!! Not just water weight either -- INCHES!


hollybelle on 07/29/2009:
Cute quote. Well done. Keep it up.


h82bfat on 07/31/2009:
Wow!! 3.5 pounds AND 1.5 inches!!! Great job! Almost there!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 27, 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)


A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all --Rita Mae Brown

For my activity: Nothing

I'm replacing about 60% of my protein intake with beans, sardines, eggs/whites--anything but the usual chicken and beef. It's a matter of taste and habit. (Truly I could eat sardines every day!)

Tomorrow I'm shooting for three in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


1971 cal * 61g Fat * 19g Fiber * 56 oz Water
184 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1370
 

halley on 07/27/2009:
I get tired of chicken too, but I'm not a fan of sardines - at all! It is good to shake things up from time to time.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/27/2009:
i am doing the same thing with my proteins. i've been eating much more plant based things. it helps keep calories down, for sure!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 26, 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: Walk 12 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (27 min/5.7 mi)

Two in a row--two days skipped between scheduled full body wt trng.

Plan for today: Nothing

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2234 cal * 60g Fat * 19g Fiber * 56 oz Water
39 cal Deficit * 13% Activities * RMR = 1370

halley on 07/27/2009:
How are you feeling these days? It's hard to tell from your entry how you are are doing.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 25, 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:
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Walk 57 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (27 min/5.7 mi)
Thur & Fri: Nothing

I did my Circuit (wt trng) on Wednesday in the spirit of the Burn Fat Faster Workout from a Prevention article.

FYI: My description from Tuesday is wrong--the warmup and cooldown are each 3 min. The in-between the wt trng exercises is 1.5 min. Sometimes I do two exercises and then the 1.5 min thing, but Wednesday I did each of the sixteen with the 1.5 min in between with one or two exceptions.

I was a little sore Thursday, but all things considered I feel great! It was quite smooth, in fact the workout went much faster than usual. As for my good intentions to track calories, I got a little farther down the road, but I didn't complete it.

I was never a calorie counter until I started here on DDs. I still sort of resist it, but I know it makes me a little bit more sane in my overall food choices. Actually just the writing down helps a bunch there. I'm not into deprivation--white-knuckling it doesn't work for me. I enjoy food too much, and overeating isn't my issue at the moment.

I am, however, probably less disciplined about the counting and the exercise than I have been in awhile. And it's been going on for a little more than a year like this. (I see some of it as a follow-on to losing my mom.) I am a bit more wayward overall than I'd like at this point in my life. I'm not going to kick myself too much. But I am sensing that if I don't move on some things, some doors may simply be closed forever. Other doors may emerge opened, but there are some things in and around my life that I simply need to lose--things other than pounds!

Once again I still recommend the book Overcoming Overeating by Jane R Hirschmann & Carol H Munter to anyone who overeats, eats at night without control or thinks what they're doing is bingeing. It's not for everyone, but it really helped me get a handle on nighttime eating some years ago. I never had a problem with eating at night until I started paying attention to my food intake and realized it had just gotten out of hand--not to mention being miserably overfull alot of the time. I can't say there's an actual chapter on it, but the perspectives in the book did me a world of good!

There was a time when I didn't eat at night (abnormally) at all--and it wasn't something I thought about one way or the other.

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2269 cal * 75g Fat * 27g Fiber * 28 oz Water
32 cal Deficit * 18% Activities *
RMR = 1370

h82bfat on 07/26/2009:
Don't know what you're refering to exactly in "things other than pounds", but I know when I cut my "things" loose, even I could see the positive changes in myself - though my housecleaning skills are still questionable! :c) Whatever the case may be, I wish you well... it's amazing sometimes how those "things" can impact you. Wishing you success in ALL aspects of your day..............



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!



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