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biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 19, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 20 min; Driving 4 hrs (progress impeded by traffic jams)

I heard a radio interview with one of the authors of Buddha's Brain, which I'm reading these days. Not surprisingly, it's a completely different perspective than I would have ever thought. Quite eye-opening for me at the moment:-) Below are some links.

The above mentioned author, Rick Hanson PhD (neuropsychology), has a more current book, Just One Thing, and I haven't read much about it. The interview (from 2010) I listened to costs $1.99 to listen to (I happened on it on the FREE airwaves a few weeks ago) and here's the website for it: http://www.newdimensions.org/program-archive/a-brain-that-knows-how-to-be-happy-with-rick-hanson/

Hanson has some links and stuff on his own website to listen to/watch: http://www.rickhanson.net/media/video

Here are two interviews I didn't listen to in their entirety:
FREE interview that's about 20 min:
http://radio.cincom.com/2012/01/dr-rick-hansen-author-of-just-one-thing-interview/
This is nearly an hour: 
http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/65009/just-one-thing-with-rick-hanson

He's not pushing Buddhism, BTW. It might seem a little "new agey" on the surface, but it's actually quite practical in my mind. At its core it's about your happiness and taking good care of yourself. I talk about those things a lot to others in my life, but practicing it ON MYSELF--well that's it, it takes awareness, patience, practice and discipline!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mixed bag:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-19::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::4.20::4.23::4.26::4.29::5.2::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Airdyne


90 oz Water * 4.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

V on 04/20/2013:
Thanks for the links! have a great weekend Biscotti :)


hollybelle on 04/22/2013:
Yes, I agree with what you said - I think we all KNOW what to do, at least deep down we do, why are we so out of touch with it or don't do it? Take care of ourselves, I mean - well, that would take weeks to answer, no doubt. Culture, life experiences, family training, etc.......yikes! Why do I keep doing what I don't want to do? I am talking not about dieting and fitness, in particular, but other things as well - got to override those circuits, I think......the thought paths in the brain get "rutted" like the old wagon train trails of the wild west....Sigh!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 18, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


It is a common delusion that you can make things better by talking about them. --Dame Rose Macauley

For my activity:
Mon: Walk 40 min
Tues: Walk 30 min
Wed: Housework 2 hrs; Walk 15 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (10 min)

Staying focused today--on me and my stuff!

I got my third wt trng session OF THE YEAR done yesterday. Pathetic--I'm moving on. I've kept great records of this type of workout and it has served me well--the workout. The last year appears to be the worst ever. It was probably more crucial to have kept up with it the last couple of years judging from how much muscle loss I noticed in my arms a couple of months ago. Menopause has been really good for that. Yeah, if your problem is too much muscle--menopause will take care of it!

All I can do is move on and keep doing it as regularly as possible. Yesterday I increased reps on a few moves from the last workout and probably won't add dumbbell weight for at least one more session.

I heard a radio interview with one of the authors of Buddha's Brain, which I'm reading these days. Not surprisingly, it's a completely different perspective than I would have ever thought. Quite eye-opening for me at the moment:-) I'll put up the link to the interview if anyone is interested.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mixed bag:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-18::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::4.20::4.23::4.26::4.29::5.2::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Airdyne


Mon: 60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Tues: 30 oz Water * 9 hrs Sleep
Wed: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

OhioRaven on 04/18/2013:
Have a good day biscuit.


V on 04/18/2013:
I'M interested!!! Please share the info..Hope you stayed focused today Biscotti :)



biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 15, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 40 min

Still feels good to have gotten the wt trng done, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow's workout! I'm not planning to squander this opportunity. The massive yardwork, mowing, etc started it off. My posture, walking and sleep are better--just like that. I feel like I'm having someone else's dreams at night though--go figure:-) Sometimes I feel like I'm living someone else's (screwed-up) life for that matter.

It was nearly 90F here yesterday. It will be cooler later in the week, but for now when it doesn't get below about 70 overnight--well it's just too soon for all that!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mixed bag:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-15::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::*************::4.13::4.16::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Airdyne


90 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

legcramps on 04/15/2013:
Awesome! Wow, I can't believe how hot it's getting there - hope you're still able to get things done in that heat :)


OhioRaven on 04/15/2013:
Thanks, Biscuit. I'm not "Trying" to lose, its something that is just happening. Being sick sucks. I really want to workout, not just now grass. Hope you are good :v)


V on 04/15/2013:
Yep it is that hot here as well..I don't know about you guys in Tx but it seems like we skipped over Spring right into summer..LOL Also hear ya about the dreams(nightmares for me) although mine is my waking work life unfortunately :( I hope for better dreams for both of us Biscotti! Have a good week :)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 14, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt (Jog in Place 1 min x 5); Walk 30 min

I got about a dozen fire ant stings on my legs while weedeating the other day. I happened to be wearing long pants. The ants had to crawl up under my pantslegs. Normally, if I'm careless, I will get one or two bites on my feet, and I usually pay better attention.

I foolishly thought my pants would keep me from being stung:-) I didn't dream that the ants would crawl up my leg--all the way up to my knees BTW. I didn't feel the stings until I got into the bathtub later. Luckily I had some aloe vera gel to help the itching. To recover quickly the best thing is to not scratch them at all. Two of them are completely gone.

Here's my wt trng workout from yesterday:

Exercise Repetitions
Shoulder Press 12
Abs (bicycle crunch::lower ab crunch::leg lift::bicycle crunch) 20::10::10::20
Reverse Leg Lifts 23 each leg
Pushups: Bent-knee :: Regular :: Bent-knee 10::5::12
Bent Over Rows 12 each arm
Calf Raise 40
Straight Leg Deadlift 14
Chair Dip 12
Mountain Climber 12
Alternating Lunge 12 each leg
Side Abs 20 each side
Squat 20
Abs Again 20::10::10::20
Upright Row 12
Triceps Kickback 12 each arm
Biceps Curl 12 each arm
All moves done with 8# dumbbells except
Abs, Pushups, Lg Lifts, Mtn Clmbrs and Ch Dips.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mixed bag:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-14::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::*************::4.13::4.16::

Plan for today: Housework, Walk, Airdyne 


90 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

OhioRaven on 04/14/2013:
Hi, Biscuit. No, I haven't gotten much water today. Anytime I'm out and away from my big ass water jug, I drink hot tea or coffee. It helps my sore throat too. But you're right. I should at least order some bottled water now and then. Green tea mostly now that I'm healthy. Ha-ha ! ! ! Hope your legs feel better soon.


hollybelle on 04/15/2013:
Dang fireants! Good work, though!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 13, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.6

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Sun: Walk 15 min
Mon: Walk 25 min
Tues: Short Walk; 1.5 hrs Gutter Cleaning; 1.5 hrs Leaf Cleanup
Wed & Thur: Short Walk
Fri: Weed Eating 70 min; Mowing 1.5 hrs; Cleanup 30 min
 

I'm keeping the challenge goals up because I'm gettin' there. Not giving up--as usual:-) I'm up .2# on my weigh-in today.

It was around 80F on Tuesday and it didn't get out of the 40s Wednesday. The warming trend continues and it'll be near 80F before the sun goes down today. I could easily have gotten sunburned yesterday.

Note to self: All that the intense mowing, etc did was to make me realize (how many reminders do I need) how seriously unfit I am. I don't hurt, didn't get chest tightness, and I didn't get shortness of breath. I can just tell that my core strength sucks the rag BIG TIME! Granted I was exhausted starting out having only had 4 hours of sleep, but I also didn't collapse or have a heart attack.

I kept asking myself how in the hell I could be this much out of shape. In fact I checked my heartrate during a break and it was as right as rain--maybe a PVC here and there. I have no excuse to not do regular, regimented and religious wt trng. NO EXCUSE! Whining isn't allowed anymore!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mixed bag:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-13::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::*******::3.26::3.29::

Plan for today: Housework, Circuit Workout 


Sun: 30 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 30 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Tues: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Thur: 30 oz Water * 4 hrs Sleep
Fri: 82 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

grannyannie on 04/13/2013:
Jealous of your weather.


OhioRaven on 04/13/2013:
Hey, Biscuit. We're getting better every day !



biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 07, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Fri: Walk 30 min
Sat: Walk 15 min

I'm at posted weight (from yesterday's weigh-in).

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mixed bag--still:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-7::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::*******::3.26::3.29::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Work


Fri: 30 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Sat: 30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
Have a healthy and happy week!


Puddles on 04/07/2013:
Have a great week. Good to hear from you.


OhioRaven on 04/07/2013:
Have a good one, Biscuit.


Umpqua on 04/08/2013:
Keep at it Biscotti. I hope you have a great week!


legcramps on 04/08/2013:
Nice goals!



biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 05, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Thur & Fri: Walk 30 min
Sat: Walk 35 min
Sun: Walk 40 min
Mon: Walk 20 min
Tues & Wed: Short Walk
Thur: Walk 30 min

I'm just about at posted weight--been up, been down, been all around--haha! I will post tomorrow's weigh-in.

Still working the challenge goals from time to time, but I can see the writing on the wall. I feel extremely good and incredibly healthy eating that way--NOT including meat, dairy, oil and so forth in my eats.

Somehow I got a little hazelnut coffee with my regular + decaf yesterday and it simply threw me for a loop. I'm sure the artificial hazelnut flavor didn't help. These seem to be the last vestiges of food sensitivity for me--other than MSG. I guess I'll always be sensitive to that (always have been)--no biggie!

This seems to be the first day in a week with any amount of sunshine--and it's abundant right now! We've had buckets of rain in the last week--so great! And I'm grateful for it too.

Another thing I must mention is my CPAP therapy (machine with built-in humidifier, nasal pillows mask and electricity). Who could ask for anything more? I can't even say how grateful I am for it.

I have a friend who is 3 yrs older than I am, has ongoing heart disease (had several coronary stents implanted over the last several years) and is supposed to use CPAP therapy. She can't get used to it for any length of time. She (as she reports it) is going downhill with her short-term memory. She knows how important it is for someone with sleep apnea to treat it properly. Untreated it directly affects the brain and heart especially. BTW, she was diagnosed with sleep apnea quite a few years before the heart disease began to raise its ugly head--about 15 years ago.

I'm the last person she wants to hear from about sleep apnea/CPAP therapy. Still I'm grateful that I took to it like a duck to water!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Mixed bag:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 4.x
Some 4.1-4::

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::*******::3.26::3.29::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Work


Thur: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Fri: 90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Sat: 90 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Sun: 60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Tues: 60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Wed: 60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Thur: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
I know several people who are allergic to MSG. They get headaches or stuffy heads. Not good stuff anyway. Have a lovely weekend.


V on 04/05/2013:
You know i would def take heed/advice from anyone who has experienced Sleep Apnea..I've taken heed to alot of things over the 4 years I have been here and i have to say THANK YOU for being key in my caffeine free lifestyle Biscotti :)


OhioRaven on 04/05/2013:
Very nice, open post today, Biscuit. We can learn a lot from you. Good to hear from you again :v)>


hollybelle on 04/06/2013:
Yay for being almost at posted weight! Glad the CPAP works for you. I think there are many who could benefit from that. Isn't it amazing what modern medicine has come up with to help us?



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 28, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 30 min

Still a little tired from not enough sleep. Not giving up.

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
I'm sort of like a fishing float (one of those red and white ones) bobbing up and down. I'm not drowning, but not "swimming" just yet. And the fish aren't biting:-)

Coffee Watch:
None 3.5::3.6::3.8::3.9::3.11-3.13::3.18::3.20::3.23::3.24
Some 3.7::3.10::3.14::3.15-17::3.19::3.21-22::3.25-28

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::*******::3.26::3.29::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Yard Work 


30 oz Water * 4.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Puddles on 03/28/2013:
Eventually the fish will bite. Have a great day. Keep it up.


Umpqua on 03/28/2013:
Keep at it and you will get there. I'm sure getting more sleep will help things too.


OhioRaven on 03/28/2013:
Great analogy with the fishing bobbed. You've got me interested.


grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
Yep, the fish will bite! Hang in there!


liza36 on 03/28/2013:
I'm sure you'll get your groove with your challenge. What I like is that you're not tossing in the towel. Keep it up!


V on 03/28/2013:
Keep on swimming Biscotti, you will get there :)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Mon: Short Walk; Dog Grooming 40 min
Tues: Short Walk

Starting anew with the same goals and an open-ended challenge. Here's to better preparation and time management. I'm completely exhausted so that's not good for the footing, but I'll try to persevere.

Goals for 4-Day Challenge (S-S-M-T):
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Sat--All goals met. Down 2# and will probably weigh in daily for awhile--if it's convenient. The Dirty Ten (mentioned above, my take on a Dirty Dozen wkt) consisted of 10 reps each of jjacks, squats, leg lifts, pushups (sissy at this time for me) and 100 reps jog in place.
Sun--Met all goals, except for the food one. I had abt a half-oz of pecans. I knew it would be a tempting day, and I had a meal with waay too much fat at dinner.
Mon--Challenge 90% aborted. I made the fruit goal.
Tues--Challenge completely aborted.

Coffee Watch:
None 3.5::3.6::3.8::3.9::3.11-3.13::3.18::3.20::3.23::3.24
Some 3.7::3.10::3.14::3.15-17::3.19::3.21-22::3.25-26

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::*******::3.26::3.29::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Circuit Workout


Mon: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Tues: 60 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

grannyannie on 03/27/2013:
Good job on meeting so many of your goals. Have a wonderfully healthy day!


Puddles on 03/27/2013:
I think the trick is to keep on trying. It is not in being perfect because few of us are. It is in being persistent at wanting to attain our goals - hits and misses. Our paths are not always a straight road - that would make it way too easy. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 03/27/2013:
Have a good day, and hang in there, Biscuit.


Umpqua on 03/27/2013:
Good for you for starting on the challenge again. I hope you can get some better sleep now!


V on 03/27/2013:
Well 3 out of 4 is not too shabby, keep up the awesome job with the challenge!


liza36 on 03/28/2013:
Good luck with your challenge. I'm impressed with your no coffee.



biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 25, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 156.4

Body Fat: 32.8%::1.11.13 (34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 27.3 (24.9 = 143#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Airdyne 25 min; Walk 30 min; Housework abt 30 min very cardio-like:-)

Goals for 4-Day Challenge (S-S-M-T):
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results:
Sat--All goals met. Down 2# and will probably weigh in daily for awhile--if it's convenient. The Dirty Ten (mentioned above, my take on a Dirty Dozen wkt) consisted of 10 reps each of jjacks, squats, leg lifts, pushups (sissy at this time for me) and 100 reps jog in place.
Sun--Met all goals, except for the food one. I had abt a half-oz of pecans. I knew it would be a tempting day, and I had a meal with waay too much fat at dinner.

Coffee Watch: None 3.5::3.6::3.8::3.9::3.11-3.13::3.18::3.20::3.23::3.24; Some 3.7::3.10::3.14::3.15-17::3.19::3.21-22

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.25::10.28::***40 Missed***::3.1::*******::3.26::3.29::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2013:
thanks, biscotti. i actually did go to an orthopedist - who specializes in sports & treats many athletes - for this diagnosis. it couldn't be seen on xray, but the MRI showed a fracture to my lower leg. stupid me not to ask if it was the tibia or fibula bone since we have two in the lower leg :-( really, i'd like it to heal. i may ask down the road, or today, but it's not so urgent as i know basically i just need to stay off this leg. i will try to call the office today though.

i can already tell that i'm gaining weight bc over the past couple weeks or more i've eaten over my needs and gotten less and less activity in - i should try to fully prevent weight gain, since i do know how to count calories - quite well! i am not happy about eating less, not at all.

maybe sleep will help this thing heal more, too. my plan is to sleep much, much more now that i'll be doing less exercise.


Umpqua on 03/25/2013:
I'm happy to hear you had a nice birthday celebration and that you're doing well with the new challenge. Short challenges sound like a great way to go - and I know how tough the no added fat eating is!


V on 03/25/2013:
Awesome work with your challenge! Here's to another successful week for ya!!


grannyannie on 03/25/2013:
Good goals. You're doing great!


supercheese on 03/25/2013:
Great new challenges!!!


Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Good job keep up the good work. Have a great week.


legcramps on 03/25/2013:
Great challenge!



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