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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 13, 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 25 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (12 min/1.1 mi)

I'm up 1.5# on my weigh-in and down one-eighth inch on my abdomen. I'm sure doing my wt trng the day before weighing in has a little to do with the scale increase--I usually try to avoid it the day before. At any rate, I didn't expect a loss either--haven't really corralled my eating lately.

As for the 3-Day Challenge--last day--didn't quite make the 1-hr activity goal. Water goal--done! Wt trng session--done!

I did my abbreviated circuit workout with 13# dumbbells. I used wts on all exercises except Abs, Pushups and Chair Dips. The workout consisted of this:

Shoulder presses 12 reps X 2
Abs
(bic crunch::leg lifts::bic crunch)
50::30::50
Pushups (sissy) 15 reps X 2
Chair dips 18 reps
Calf raises 70 reps
Alternating lunges 13 reps X 2
Deadlifts 15 reps
Squats 15 reps
Abs again 50::30::50

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::******::4.12::4.15

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

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 112 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1327

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 04/13/2010:
You did well a majority of the time with reaching to your goal.... Next time it will be 100% :-)

Good Tuesday to you!


thinnside40 on 04/13/2010:
"spells/fits" ~ Huh, I get that from my g'ma...She is on her 3rd pacemaker @ 91 years of age...Brain tumor,heart-attack,stint in neck artery, etc & still kickin' hard! You mentioned "fit" and all my life "a fit" the majority of the time hasn't been about being upset, but a physical/mental feeling term also.....

With, it's time to have a fit about getting in fit I'd say for me.... Working on it and not the only one I know...Best to you!


Umpqua on 04/14/2010:
You're doing great with the workouts and weight training. I need some inspiration to get more exercise myself so I'll be checking in on you!



biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 12, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

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)


If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing --Saint Augustine (354-430)

For my activity: Nothing

So Saint Augustine would be about 1350 years old were he alive today:-) I weigh in tomorrow and measure my abdomen too.

Made none of the goals for my 3-Day (Sat-Sun-Mon) Challenge with these goals: drink >100 oz water/day, do at least 1 hr of activity/day, get in at least one wt trng session.

So I watched ALL the Hoarders: Buried Alive episodes (TLC) over the weekend--recorded some--paused live--flashed through the commercials--DVRs are great. I hope these people are paid something in addition to getting them paid help for their psych issues. The most striking thing to me was the childhood experience of two of the people, who just happened to be women, who had probably the worst problems--stuffwise. They each had a trusted adult take and burn all their belongings--things--stuff when they were still children. (One of the women had been raised by her aunt, who made her watch the pile burn.)

That particular woman had a house full of possessions, which she hadn't lived in for 15 years in addition to 6 storage units. Her husband had divorced her and left her the house. (Presumably the hoarding was the reason for the divorce.) She had been evicted from two apartments and was about to be evicted from her current one.

The other woman's house was truly unbelievable--not filthy--neither one of these people seemed to have problems hoarding trash. Their problems were compulsive shopping combined with the inability to use or even look at the items purchased once they got them home. There was yet another woman, a CPA, who bought the house next door to use as storage. She had cat poop around the house and was currently sleeping on what appeared to be a 1-inch thin piece of foam on her bedroom floor surrounded by stuff.

Of course the one guy who brought his girlfriend to see the condition of his house was fairly predictable--we the viewers were informed that she wanted no part of the relationship after seeing his place. There wasn't any mention of any trauma or loss that led to his problem. He didn't seem to fit the pattern of the isolated types. He was an admitted compulsive shopper and expressed his enjoyment of buying stuff. Most of the people seemed to be fully employed and capable and "normal" in every other way. They just harbored this dark secret--hoarding. Oh it was always called extreme hoarding. Somehow I imagine coming shows will expose even more "extreme" hoarders, though I can't imagine what that would be.

Possibly the most extreme case already was exposed in 1947--if you want to know or read about them, just look up the Collyer Brothers on wikipedia.

At any rate the take home that I personally could probably use was from one of the psychologists--if you want to avoid accumulating too much stuff, you have to change your relationship with your stuff. Coincidentally I'm reading a self-help book (published 1993) that sort of mirrors some of the things these shrinks and professional organizers employed by the show said to the hoarders. Of course I'm oversimplifying the message, but the book is called When You Can You Will. It's alot about family dynamics--probably has been updated--general self-help, but does delve into specifics along the way.

As for me, I do tend to clutter and hold on to stuff for reasons other than needing, using or loving it. I try to relegate it to rooms that I can close off. It's Spring and I haven't made a trip to Goodwill/Salvation Army lately--time to get started!

I did a huge cull about 10 years ago, but have a bunch of stuff that needs to be looked at seriously to be swept out the door. It takes up space and in my mind I really don't think I take up as much space in the Universe as I actually do--haha--I don't like that. I don't want to be a total minimalist, but I think probably about half could go, and I wouldn't miss it!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::******::4.12::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1322
 

thinnside40 on 04/12/2010:
Best of wishes to you in accomplishing what it is you need to...



biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 11, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

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:
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Jog 2 min/Walk 3 min X 4; Walk 40 min

Yesterday I accomplished the water and activity goals for my 3-Day (Sat-Sun-Mon) Challenge with these goals: drink >100 oz water/day, do at least 1 hr of activity/day, get in at least one wt trng session.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::******::4.11::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 112 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1322

Progress as of today: 25.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!


biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 09, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

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:
Mon: Walk 60 min
Tues: Walk 75 min; Mowing 2 hrs
Wed: Jog 2 min/Walk 3 min X 4; Walk 48 min
Thur: Walk 60 min

Don't know why I keep scheduling my wt trng--probably so I won't forget about it completely. So I'm standing pat for my Tuesday weigh-in at the above weight--kind of a relief. And I measured my abdomen--am down to 40.5 there. So that's a half-inch down in a week!

It's over! My 4-Day (Mon-Thur) Challenge with these goals: drink at least 100 oz water/day, do at least 1 hr of activity/day, realize an 1800 cal/day target and counting cals (Fitday), etc.

Here's how I did: Water: M: 112 oz::T: 112 oz::W: 56 oz Th: 56 oz--so 2 out of 4 days. I got in at least 1 hr of activity all days! I wrote down my food daily, but didn't do Fitday--so I doubt I made the 1800 cal/day goal. Since counting calories is a huge stumbling block I'm going to focus on it for next week's challenge.

In the meantime, I'll do a 3-Day (Sat-Sun-Mon) Challenge with these goals: drink >100 oz water/day, do at least 1 hr of activity/day, get in at least one wt trng session.

I'm thrilled with my jogging progress. Though I haven't been at it long (this time around) it's good to know that I am improving. I'm jogging 2 min straight (3 times/session--two sessions left) at this point. Next will be 3 min X 4, but I can see that if I keep it up, I will easily be jogging 20 min straight by mid-June or so.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::*****::4.9::

Plan for today: Bike Ride, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1322


biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 05, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

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)


Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. --William James

For my activity: Jog 1 min/Walk 4 min X 5; Walk 25 min

I'm doing a  4-Day (Mon-Thur) Challenge with these goals: drink at least 100 oz water/day, do at least 1 hr of activity/day, realize an 1800 cal/day target and counting cals, etc.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::****::4.5::

Plan for today: Bike Ride, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 28 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1322

Progress as of today: 25.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

panda22 on 04/06/2010:
Thanks for the comment and compliment on the diaper cake =) Love the quote you posted in this entry..that is so true! I like the 4 day challenge you've been doing...might have to try the water part of the challenge as that's my greatest obstacle and I can never seem to fit enough in during the day. Keep it up Biscotti!


mcwoo40 on 04/06/2010:
Just passing to say hello,i'm struggling AGAIN when will i learn :( Has the weather picked up yet? take care Jules


KathyBlue on 04/06/2010:
I always google my weight to lbs.. I never do conversion in head, blagh! :D I did: 125.5 kgs to lbs and it gave me the value :)

btw I love the quote - it's soooo true!


greengirl on 04/07/2010:
Hope your challenge is going well this week :-)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 31, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

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:
Tues: Walk 75 min; Bike Ride 21 min/3.1 mi
Wed: Walk 65 min; Bike Ride 18 min/2.7 mi
Thur: Jog 1 min/Walk 4 min X 5; Walk 65 min
Fri: Walk 65 min
Sat: Nothing

Challenge Update: I had four days of good long walks with the dog. Also walked a little more later on 3 days. I'm going about 3 mph, but I'm already a little faster.

The 4-day (Tues-Fri) challenge consisted of this: drink at least 100 oz water/day, get in at least 1 hr of activity/day, counting cals, etc. I accomplished all goals all days except for the calorie counting, etc--I wrote down my food, so I did start:-) As for the water goal--accomplished that all days but Friday--Tues 101 oz::Wed 112 oz::Thur 112 oz::Fri 56 oz.

I'm satisfied with these results. This was probably the first (Kyrin-inspired) challenge I've taken to the end in awhile!

I will begin another 4-Day (Mon-Thur) Challenge with the same goals as above including a calorie target of 1800/day.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::****::4.4::

Plan for today: Bike Ride, Jog, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 28 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1322

thinnside40 on 04/04/2010:
Good going..... Do you have a big or little dog?

Have a great week!


greengirl on 04/04/2010:
Good luck with your challenge this week biscotti. Sounds very positive :-)


geevee on 04/05/2010:
Were you energetic this week! Good going!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 30, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

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: Jog 1 min/Walk 4 min X 5; Walk 60 min

I'm up a half pound on my weigh-in today. Took measurements as well as BF (updated above). On my measurements I'm more than likely up on all--can't find my last measurements (from Feb 2nd) to compare.

The main thing is my abdomen--the look is appalling (I actually took a minute to hold it in my hands and wonder aloud how it got that way). Not to mention it's just not healthy--it has got to go--it's 41 inches--waist is 35--thought THAT would be a little higher--I'd like my waist to be at the most 33 inches.

It got that way for a few reasons, but again one of the big reasons is that my activity just hasn't been up to anything near par (for me) for about a year now.

Today begins my 4-day (Tues-Fri) challenge (Thanks Kyrin!) consisting of this: drink at least 100 oz water/day, get in at least 1 hr of activity/day, counting cals, etc.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::**::3.30::

Plan for today: Bike Ride, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1322

thinnside40 on 04/02/2010:
Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!! Hope your challenges came to fruition and your feeling good.....



biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 29, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.0

Body Fat: 34.9%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.9 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Mon-Thur: Nothing
Fri: Walk 10 min
Sat: Walk 15 min
Sun NordicTrack 43 min/4.3 mi; Wt Trng: 9 of 16 Circ Wkt Exercises
Mon: Walk 60 min
Tues-Wed: Short Walk
Thur-Sun: Nothing

So I celebrated my more than half-century on Earth the Friday before last--now we're 51--whoop whoop! Moving right along--I only have one small desire and that is to get to jogging 20 minutes (4-5 days/week) by mid-summer!

A couple of weigh-ins since my last entry--up a half-pound since then.

To work the jogging goal I need to get my weight down to something below 160. Starting today I will get right into a little jogging. I just looked at a forecast and it's supposed to be near 90F by mid-week. It hasn't even been 80F in a long while--apparently the second longest streak ever for that!

I'm going to set a short-term goal of losing 8 pounds--no timeframe. I need to do a few basic things that must become routine once again. I'm employing a 4-day (Tues-Fri) challenge (Thanks Kyrin!) consisting of this: drink at least 100 oz water/day, get in at least 1 hr of activity/day, counting cals, etc.

I only did a limited number of the wt trng exercises last session. I had been hesitant to do ANY of my wt trng when actually only 3 of the moves/exercises aggravate my elbow. Again, it's one of those things that only hurts when I do certain things. It isn't hurting at night or even enough during the day to take ibuprofen, so there's a positive:-)

One more thing. One AGE year's difference in my RMR equals a 5-calorie increase--everything else remaining the same. Wow!

The above was done with this page: www.ibdguy.com/rainbow/

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::*::3.29::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1318 

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!


biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 15, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Body Fat: 34.9%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


There is in all of us an impediment to perfect happiness; namely, weariness of the things which we possess, and a desire for the things which we have not. --Madame de Chateuneuf Rieiux

For my activity:
Sat-Tues: Nothing
Wed: Short Walk
Thur: Nothing
Fri & Sat: Short Walk
Sun: Walk 15 min

I weighed in this past Monday--was up a half-pound. Also measured Body Fat--updated above. Will resume routine Tuesday weigh-in this week. I hope to get my calories, etc on here for today--re-start--I guess I gotta do this at night or I have no hope of counting.

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::***::3.15::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities
* RMR = 1323

thinnside40 on 03/15/2010:
Thanks for sticking with me biscotti..... Spring is here (not officially, but soon) and change is here. I feel that some good changes of routine are going to come with the nicer weather....

Good week my friend!


panda22 on 03/15/2010:
Hang in there Biscotti, you can get back on track! Re-starting is the hardest part, but you can do it! I agree with Thin, the better weather will be a good thing! Have a nice evening =)


MPTeach on 03/15/2010:
Hi Biscotti! You've been on DD a long time now, haven't you? I think I remember you from when I first joined in 2001. I was under the name "kscmeg". Do you remember me?


selina on 03/17/2010:
Thank you so much, Biscotti, for the best wishes in my entry - I appreciate it!

up half a pound doesn't sound bad at all.... with the new activities that come with the good weather, you'll lose that - and some more - in no time. Have a great day!


panda22 on 03/24/2010:
Hey Biscotti! Thank you for the comment =) I am going to check that site/book out, it sounds like it might be helpful. I really feel that that's the only big thing I've left to beat...the overeating. That's my core problem, and has been since I was younger. I remember being 6 years old and sneaking food from the kitchen! Seems I've had issues with it my entire life. Anyway, missed your entries lately, hope all is well! Glad to hear you'll be making an entry later =) Thanks for the congrats on the 160's....though I think I've probably gone back to 170-171 after all I've eaten the past 2 days. BUT I DID get there and can get back! Just as you can and will get back to the 150's! Never thought this would be easy, but it sure as heck is hard to do! Oh well, just gotta keep fighting for what we want huh? Have a good day! Good to hear from ya!


panda22 on 03/29/2010:
Hope all is well with you, have a great week! =D



biscottibody59 - Saturday Mar 06, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Body Fat: 34.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thur & Fri: Nothing

I'm really shooting myself in the foot lately. Who needs that! I must find the restart button before it gets too late. My "food mind" is sort of like a parolee who decides to go on a rampage--mine's a food rampage and who is it hurting--ME!

I just sort of feel boxed in for a few reasons and this food nuttiness will pass, but until then, it's a good thing I like to eat and don't really overeat. (I guess overeating is a relative thing--I don't stuff myself. I can, however, put away the calories in the course of a day.) I'm just making unsound (at best) choices. The all-or-nothing mentality has taken me hostage and I gotta get free. (Enough with the criminalistic analogies already!)

The stark reality is that again my weight is closer to "obese" than "healthy" BMI-wise. I don't like that picture at all! It didn't seem to look so bad when I was in the middle of "overweight." I just know there's alot of room for improvement without going overboard;-)

***I'll update calories here soon.***

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::2.10::***::2.22::2.25::*::3.3::3.6::

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2158 cal * 71g Fat * 56g Fiber * 56 oz Water
69 cal Deficit * 12% Activities
* RMR = 1318

Soon2BThin on 03/06/2010:
I know you can it! You'll find your way soon, I'm sure. I also went through a bad time. Mine lasted a year! And I'm still struggling. Hang in there!


KathyBlue on 03/06/2010:
between obese and healthy there is an other type, called overweight still. Not THAT bad.


size10wannabe on 03/07/2010:
It can be really hard to get out of a bad thought/behaviour pattern when it comes to dieting and exercise- I find it helpful to start afresh at the start of a new week.


getmebackto150 on 03/09/2010:
I hear you on the all or nothing mentality... Just remember if you eat somthing bad you can make a difference by stopping right then and there and the next thing you eat is healthy!



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