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biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 24, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 5 min
Wed: Nothing

Sleep is off--what's new:-) That makes exercise/activity off (among other things).

Sleep: 
Tues: 3.5 hrs
Wed: 4 hrs

Water: 32-45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne + Short Circuit

hollybelle on 09/25/2015:
Your sleep looks like mine the last two nights! Yuck! I have to do better. It will get better!


Umpqua on 09/25/2015:
I hope things get back on track for you on all fronts, hang in there!


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2015:
Sorry to hear about the lack of sleep. There are def times when I get that way too...maybe try to be more active during day? Hmmm...

Thank you for the warnings and your comments regarding the medicine. Yes I have read them to be very addictive and / or creating dependency, etc. I am going to work myself thru this as efficiently and quickly as possible without rushing....


Maria7 on 09/30/2015:
Tell me about the sleep...not much for the past two nites... :-D



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 22, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Wed: Nothing
Thur: Short Circuit using Airdyne (31 min + 3 intervals);
Sh press 12 reps x 3 :: Stiff-legged deadlift 12 reps x 3 :: Calf raises 40-35-30 reps (all using 5.5# dumbbells)
Fri-Mon: Not much

No weigh-in today.

I didn't have that exertional washed-out feeling Thursday, so I plowed through that short wt workout. Felt good and I think I must've dumped a bunch of stress with it.

Sleep: 
Wed: 5 hrs
Thur: 7 hrs
Fri: 4.5
Sat: 6 hrs
Sun: 6 hrs
Mon: 6.5 hrs

Water: 32-45 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne + Short Circuit

thinkpositive on 09/22/2015:
Have a great day.


ohioraven on 09/23/2015:
Morning, Biscuit.


Umpqua on 09/23/2015:
I love getting that release from a workout, well done!


horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2015:
Yes working out def relieves stress. And weight workouts in my opinion are a godsend - as we can shape our bodies and def better than any other exercise can, in my opinion.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 16, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Groc shop with cart 90 min

I was just a little spent for a solid workout yesterday. I tried for a few minutes but I realized quickly that it wouldn't be worth pushing myself. Better to gradually get back to where I was before backsliding. That's what inconsistency does for me--use it or lose it. And it disappears fast.

Oh well. Had a nice phone conversation with a friend who noticed that I sounded better. I think it's because I'm trying to rebuild my vitamin D again. I'm going slowly and will be retested sometime in October. I need to stay on top of this one.

Sleep: 4ish hrs

Water: 52 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne + a few weights

Umpqua on 09/17/2015:
Good idea to build up your exercise slowly and consistently. It sounds like things are going better for you overall!


puddles on 09/17/2015:
Not worth pushing yourself your write. You will get back to where you want to be one day at a time. Have a great day.


thinkpositive on 09/17/2015:
As Umpqua said ,better to build up slowly.


horn_of_plenty on 09/18/2015:
I hop you feel better soon...thank you for your guidance always :)


Maria7 on 09/19/2015:
Glad you are feeling better. :-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 15, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

1931 cal * 88g Fat * 14g Fiber * 84 oz Water
160 cal Deficit * 8% Activities
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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 15, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 36 min (+3 intervals)

I did okay overall yesterday--slept great. No weigh-in today.

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 48 oz

Activity Plan: Airdyne + a few weights

puddles on 09/15/2015:
Good job - very well balance day in all your activities and rest.



biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 14, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 41 min (+3 intervals)
Wed-Sun: No purposeful activity FOR FITNESS; Some housework

Regrouping at the moment.

Sleep was pretty good for the week. I was not taking my magnesium on OFF vitamin D days (except in the morning) and then I just didn't take it for a few days in the evenings. It's crucial for me, and the effects of missing it can be subtle until they blow up:-) Not that I always need it for sleep, but it helps from time to time.

Sleep: 
Tues: 6 hrs
Wed: 5 hrs
Thur: 9 hrs
Fri: 8 hrs
Sat: 6 hrs
Sun: 6 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 09/14/2015:
You have done well with the sleep - it is so important. Keep at it. I just take an all in one vitamin every day and that is it. I take no medication of any kind so I kind of feel guilt because everybody around me take all sorts of stuff so I figure one vitamin daily. I am fortunate. Wishing you a great week all the way.

biscottibody59 on 09/15/2015:
If it works for you, it's a good thing. I would think others would see you as an example, because you really are!


hollybelle on 09/15/2015:
Have a great week, Biscotti! You have been doing well on sleep - I tend to sleep in two 3-4 hour stretches each night separated by about an hour wake time!. I hear that's not as good - but is so much better than I used to get!

biscottibody59 on 09/15/2015:
If you feel rested, it's how you sleep. There's a book out that talks about "second sleep" and before electrical lighting, people routinely slept in two shifts with quite the break between. It's reported that some families spent the break between "sleeps" playing games or bonding. Mind you they were going to sleep in natural darkness--around 6 p.m. in the Fall!

biscottibody59 on 09/15/2015:
If you feel rested, it's how you sleep. There's a book out that talks about "second sleep" and before electrical lighting, people routinely slept in two shifts with quite the break between. It's reported that some families spent the break between "sleeps" playing games or bonding. Mind you they were going to sleep in natural darkness--around 6 p.m. in the Fall!

biscottibody59 on 09/15/2015:
If you feel rested, it's how you sleep. There's a book out that talks about "second sleep" and before electrical lighting, people routinely slept in two shifts with quite the break between. It's reported that some families spent the break between "sleeps" playing games or bonding. Mind you they were going to sleep in natural darkness--around 6 p.m. in the Fall!


Umpqua on 09/15/2015:
I'm happy to see you got a solid week of sleep in, that's so important!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 08, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 36 min (+3 intervals)

Small weight change--so small that my BMI is unchanged. I'm not trying to lose or gain--unless I could magically gain some muscle:-) Food choices are getting better.

Sleep: 7 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 09/08/2015:
Congrats on the food choices and a good night of sleep. Your doing good.


Umpqua on 09/09/2015:
You're doing great, keep it up and your muscles will get with the program :)


livinglight on 09/09/2015:
That's great on the food choices :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2015:
Congrats on your weight loss and nice job on the food choices! Thanks for the bday wishes tooo!....Magic potion for muscle - please give me some!!!!!...and better sleep I see; sometimes 7 is my magic #.


Maria7 on 09/11/2015:
Congratulations to you! :-D Good on getting better sleep, too. I've started drinking decaf coffee at nite instead of caf and it is making a difference in getting more sleep. :-)



biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 07, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Fri: Rest
Sat: Airdyne 26 min (+4 intervals)
Sun: Nothing Much

I hope you all have a week full of good choices and all the activity you can stand:-)

Sleep:
Fri 6 hrs
Sat: 4.5 hrs
Sun: 5.5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Umpqua on 09/08/2015:
That's all any of us can ask for, Biscotti :) I hope you have a good week as well!


puddles on 09/08/2015:
Wishing you the same.



biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 04, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 46 min
Wed: Airdyne 31 min
Thur: Airdyne 16 min

The exercise as I've approached it is paying off. I had a very short stint yesterday because I just felt "off." I took today off completely. I included some intervals in the two longer sessions above so I know that I can do that consistently.

It's just been tough to get back in the swing. I almost felt like it wasn't doable at times, but it is. I also am finding that I can supplement my vitamin D normally for a change. I kept getting a bad feeling when I'd take it and had abandoned it. So I tried again and now I think I'll be able to get my blood level where it needs to be.

Sleep is a bit better too:-)

Sleep:
Tues 6 hrs
Wed: 7 hrs
Thur: 6.5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 09/04/2015:
Returning to our routine can be challenging but you seem to doing all the right thing to get there and glad to see your sleep has improved. Have a great weekend.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 01, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 139.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.3 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 21 min

No weigh-in this lovely first day of September:-) It's been about 100F (38C) today.

For sleep 4.5 hrs is the hot/red zone for me. I can function on it fairly well for one day because it's all restorative (CPAP-assisted) sleep. I don't generally get sleepy the day after such short sleep. I got just about 5 hrs last night. Coincidentally, I found a sleep plan embedded in a news story about sleep and it's intriguing. I may try it.

On the food front, I need to pay attention. It's awful.

Sleep: 5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 09/02/2015:
Hope you can some sleep and better food.


Umpqua on 09/02/2015:
A sleep plan sounds interesting and hopefully more sleep will lead to better food choices for you.


horn_of_plenty on 09/02/2015:
About sleep - I was taking sleeping pills a bit for the past week. Monday night I didn't take them and had horrible sleep up basically from 12am-4am!! but Tuesday night I was able to sleep thru because I was so tired lol I could have slept more except I'd be late for work!...anyways, sometimes maybe out bodies do not need the exact recommended sleep as long as we can get it most of the time....and it seems even though the sleeping pills actually made me feel horrible at times, too tired during the daytime, they also do help me get into s better sleeping pattern :)


horn_of_plenty on 09/02/2015:
I just realized my comment needs clarification re the pattern - I mean a pattern of being able to sleep thru the night without taking them - it seems after a few days of taking them I then can sleep thru the night when not taking them - aside from the first night without them :)



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