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biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 27, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. --Fran Lebowitz

For my activity: NordicTrack 23 min/2.4 mi; Walk 40 min

It's progress pic Sunday for me. Other than that, I'm thinking of doing the old diet (from when I first started on here) for a couple of weeks. The exception might be Saturdays. But it's one of those things that once you get to doing it, it becomes routine, as I recall. Not something I'd want to stay on forever, but it does produce results. (It's from an old book by Barbara Edelstein, MD--The Woman Doctor's Diet for Women--it's essentially a low carb-type diet. It has a few restrictions that limit fat, however.)

Why not Esselstyn/McDougall plant-based? (You may ask.) I guess it's because I'm in a little limbo scenario at the moment. I'm fired up about how far my exercise experiment (since mid-December) has taken me, which is SO MUCH farther than I ever imagined. I know how horrible I felt--operative word, FELT, past tense. Good riddance to that for the most part:-) I don't want to slack even a little, and end up back where I was or even worse. It's as much a head thing as a body thing as I see it. (Actually it's probably more a head thing, but I'm not a professional, so I'd better not go there--haha!)

I can (within reason) eat pretty much what I want at the moment, meaning my body is essentially fully cooperating with me. I'm not having the physical symptoms I had or they're lessened, non-existent or I just don't let them wig me out. For now. I do from time to time have a vision of the other shoe dropping--that's okay, I just accept it. I'm sure it will fade with time. It would be great to get some body fat moving. Seems like a good time to try the old diet again.

Here's a diary with everything: chickie_maui 
That link puts all her entries on one page. She's 4'11"--something I didn't realize until now. She broke her leg and ended up in a wheelchair for a time--some of you may remember her because of that. I appreciate her experience and triumph even more with the challenges I've had lately. I've got nothing to whine about:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::3.24::3.27::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout 


56 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1277
 

moogy on 03/27/2011:
You are always one for changing things up and trying a better way. I hope the lower carb eating shifts some body fat for you. I am so happy to read that you are pleased with how much your body has progressed with the extra demands you have made on it. Good for you:) Great nights sleep as well!


nemogirl on 03/27/2011:
Thanks for posting Chickie=maui's diary. That looks pretty interesting. Those last couple of posts especially interest me- obviously I like to hear about 25 pounds lost in a few months! 17% body fat sounds like a dream. I think I'm about 26%-29% depending on which type of calculator I use. I'm guessing it is closer to 27, but IDK. I wish I was working out as much as you. It is so liberating and exhilarating.


Umpqua on 03/28/2011:
I remember chickie, I had no idea she'd gotten her weight down so low, that's incredible! I say whatever works for you then that's what you should do. I feel like I pick up little pieces here and there from all the different approaches I've tried and I'm just fusing it all together to create something that hopefully works for me. The most important thing is that you feel good, that's awesome!


liza36 on 03/28/2011:
Thanks for posting chickie's diary. It's really encouraging to hear how well you feel now compared to a few months ago. Good luck on the new eating plan. I'll be very interested is how it works for you.


greengirl on 03/28/2011:
Do whaat's best for you Biscotti. You know by now what works for your body. Good luck with whatever plan you choose :-)


V on 03/28/2011:
I am sure that your plans whatever they may be will serve you well!!! I admire you willingness :) Have a Great Week!!


V on 03/28/2011:
Hey there is a girl in the turbo fire cast that started out at 31% bf and is now at 14%(she competes in fitness contests) Anyways I thought about your goal and it is totally attainable, that is all(for now) LOL ;)



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 25, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. --Bernard Berenson

For my activity:
Thur: Airdyne 12 min; Walk 32 min;
Circ Aer Wkt (22 min wt trng, pushups, etc) using NordicTrack (6 min)
Fri: Walk 35 min; Bike Ride 32 min/5.2 mi; Walk 26 min

3-Day Challenge (W-Th-Fri): 1) 90 min activity/day, 2) At least two meals/day plant-based with no added fat, 3) At least 100 oz water

*** Saturday Update ***
For the last day of my challenge, I made the activity goal--was over by 3 min. I didn't make the meals goal. I made the water goal.

The takeaway from this challenge (refined from the last challenge) is that I can easily shoot for 90 min activity/per day as a long-term goal. I'm not going to make it every single day, but it's a good goal for me. I'm glad to be able to do this. It sure beats the alternative:-)
*** End ***

I missed the activity goal--was under by 18 min. I made the meals goal. I didn't make the water goal.

Overall, I think the day was a rousing success. The challenges are working pretty well for me, as I go out on a limb:-)

I am sending my scale back to the company. I've had it for a few years (6 or 8). I emailed customer service to see if they could fix it--they can't, so they offered to send me a new one in exchange. This one is a solar cell model, which isn't made anymore:-) I have to shine a lamp on it and other than that little annoyance, it works fine. I won't be weighing myself again until I get a new scale. I hope the new one will be as reliable as the one I'm returning.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::3.24::3.27::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride


84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
100 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1277

moogy on 03/25/2011:
Excellent news on the scale front, I think that was really good of them. I like to be consistent but would hate to think that implies ignorance!! Strange quote:) Nice to see you got another good night's sleep, I was wondering if your new way of eating has made a difference?


V on 03/25/2011:
LOL!! Love the quote!!! Have a good one!!


greengirl on 03/26/2011:
Hi Biscotti

I've never heard of a hemoglobin A1C. What's involved in that? I think that here in the UK, although the NHS is wonderful, we are sometimes a bit behind with the treatment that you pay for in the US. Also there is a bit of a postcode lottery, in that different local health authorities here offer different treatments than others. This is because , even though all the funding comes from central government (via the national insurance and tax from our paypackets) each local health authority gets to spend it in their own way. My appointment at the local hospitals diabetes clinic isn't until 8th April. The nurse from our surgery explained about the sweet stuff you have to drink for the test and I cant say I'm looking forward to it !

congrats on the challenge. Your stamina must be incredible !


moogy on 03/26/2011:
It seems that you always manage two out of three. At least you are figuring out what works best for you and what you can expect your body to do. Have a good Sunday biscotti:)


moogy on 03/26/2011:
Just read your comment. I am always amazed at the political system in the US (as are many people I suspect). All the preamble and lead in time. We get six weeks notice that there will be an election and that is it!! Everyone goes to their local school and easy peezy all done. So simple. I always think that compulsary voting is a true way of acheiving democracy, admittedly it is forced however it does mean that everyone is involved and it literally only takes a couple of minutes. And I was right the party I said would win did!! We have a saying here if someone is moaning about a particular governmental decision " Well you voted for them so stop moaning", you can only moan about something if you actually participated in the process and your party didn't win. It is an unwritten rule here!!


moogy on 03/26/2011:
Oh, and it is obviously never too late to learn. I mean look at us learning new things and new approaches and we are not in the first bloom on youth are we?? LOL


greengirl on 03/27/2011:
Thanks for the links you left for me. I feel a lot more informed now. I don't know which blood tests our doc did but they were fasting and I had to have them repeated after the first results came back. Doctors over here are rarely forthcoming about test results . They tell you stuff on a need to know basis!! I had a letter come on Sataurday that was a copy of one a cardioligist had sent to my docs describing me as 'this very pleasant fifty-six year old lady'. I think thats probably code for this very fat old woman LOL!!


nemogirl on 03/27/2011:
You are doing great with your workouts, I've got to get in the game. I am still only getting 2 times a week.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 24, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it. --Thomas Merton

For my activity: NordicTrack 35 min/3.5 mi; Walk 38 min; Bike Ride 22 min/3.6 mi

3-Day Challenge (W-Th-Fri): 1) 90 min activity/day, 2) At least two meals/day plant-based with no added fat, 3) At least 100 oz water

I made the activity goal--was over by 5 min. The meals goal was a little iffy. I had some leftover soup that had chicken in it and a bean taco with a little cheese--so one meal was within the goal. I made the water goal.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::3.24::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


112 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1277

moogy on 03/24/2011:
Good for you. I think you did really well. This goal seemed harder than previous one's. Plus a good night's sleep. Wonderful! I like the solitude quote. I love being by myself. I hope you have a great day biscotti:)


moogy on 03/24/2011:
Just read your comment. I did read the book, and at the time I didn't think that it told me anything I didn't already now. Maybe it reawakened my desire to live that way and reminded me of that goal. It was a really good and powerfully informative book.


V on 03/24/2011:
You are doing really well with your challenges that you have set!! I am hoping the meals will get a little easier with time :) When is the next photo shoot?? I am sure you will see a difference...Have a great evening!


Umpqua on 03/25/2011:
Sounds like you're doing really well and I agree that the meals will hopefully get easier as you practice more. Have a good one!


liza36 on 03/25/2011:
Good job meeting your goals, even if one was "iffy" as you put it. I'd say it's great effort and progress.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. --Rosalynn Carter

For my activity:
Mon: NordicTrack 32 min/3.4 mi; Walk 40 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (6 min)
Tues: NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi; Walk 40 min

I finally broke through a barrier and was able to do squats (during my wt trng) with full range of motion. The lack of success previously wasn't about pain, I just wasn't strong enough. I had begun to feel like it was over. Thank you body! You rock! Well, not as in "rockin' bod," but being able to do squats like I used to is better than not!

For yesterday's weigh-in I was down 2# (on a day after wt trng no less--it sometimes causes the scale to be up rather than down). Taking this week and last week's measurements together I'm down a firm half-inch--again, better than the alternative.

I'm going to give the challenge my best effort. I didn't try very hard to meet the goal during the calorie goal challenge last week. Counting calories seems to make me more compulsive, though I'm not sure.

3-Day Challenge (W-Th-Fri): 1) 90 min activity/day, 2) At least two meals/day plant-based with no added fat, 3) At least 100 oz water

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:  ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::3.24::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride


56 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
RMR = 1277
  

Umpqua on 03/23/2011:
It's great when our bodies get with the program! I enjoy the weights and am really trying to push myself a bit more. Major congrats on your loss, the challenges seem to be working for you!


nemogirl on 03/23/2011:
Thanks for your post- I will try to find those articles in the forum. I appreciate you.


greengirl on 03/23/2011:
Well done Biscotti. You are doing so well !! good luck with your challenge today :-)


moogy on 03/23/2011:
Good for you girlie!! Squats no less!! Wonderful work and so encouraging to see that scale move and the tape showing you that your efforts are really paying off!! Well done. Thank you for your comments, I appreciate the support!


V on 03/23/2011:
It seems things are coming along quite nicely :) Look at you go with the squats!!! You rock Biscotti!!! Oh!! In ryc I honestly think that Jim was so stunned at my tirade and another guy(a muscle head to boot) heading up the stairs inquiring if all was cool left him a bit uncomfortably numb and speechless!! LOl


selina on 03/24/2011:
hi Biscotti! It took the poor guys at a help center in India the whole day to get rid of the virus! It's time consuming and expensive! My dear computer is virus freee, now, yay!

155 lbs is awesome! Congrats on getting your body to do things that it wasn't able to do before, as well!



biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 21, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


For my activity: NordicTrack 23min/2.3 mi; Walk 35 min

Didn't get it all done yesterday--time to get back in the swing and momentum of it all!

I took my usual progress pics yesterday and at first glance my front midriff (between navel and bustline) is shrinking. Seems like an odd observation. But ya' know I'll take it. Soon I'll compare each view side by side from all weeks just to see if I see anything else, because despite my lessened waist from last week's measurements--the pictures aren't all that dramatic so far. I don't NEED to see it so much as I want to keep progressing one way or the other--getting noticeably fit would suffice. My appearance will improve along the way I'm sure. I'm in it for the long haul, so time will tell.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.21::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


44 oz Water * 4.5 hrs Sleep

V on 03/21/2011:
Well put!! I am trying not to get caught up with the numbers game anymore...You are awesome!!!


Umpqua on 03/21/2011:
That's a good plan, basically what I'm working on now. The cardio is a huge help with that, can't wait to get outside regularly and get more in. Have a good one!


liza36 on 03/21/2011:
Happy belated birthday!!

It must be exciting to see all the small nuances in the pictures. Small changes equal big changes in the long run, so I'm proud of you and your long term committment to your health and fitness. Have a good day!


Umpqua on 03/21/2011:
Oh and belated Happy Birthday!!


legcramps on 03/21/2011:
Progress pics are an awesome way to see how far you've come; I would do that too, but I'm not consistent enough with my weight loss.

Have a great Monday!


selina on 03/21/2011:
I hope you had an amzing birthday on saturday! Happy belated birthday! The flower you posted on saturday is beautiufl!


nemogirl on 03/21/2011:
Wow, that's awesome. I wish I had the ability to get some decent photographs of my progress. I was shopping yesterday for dresses, and I didn't find any that you could even possibly nurse in, but I can see where I'm about 10 lbs from being where i've always wanted to be. My goal is to go down 6 lbs more, but it make take a full 10.


KathyBlue on 03/21/2011:
Ahhh, happy belated birthday!!! :) What's the number, 25 again? :)


V on 03/21/2011:
You know this work thing is really starting to piss me off!! I miss everything on the weekends now! Happy Birthday, I know it is a little late but I will have to celebrate it today if that is okay with you...In your honor I shall get plastered! LOl JK ;) Did you do anything fun and exciting??? Oh I love your flower :) I am hoping to see more of your garden,I kill everything i touch, LOL Have a good one, many apologies for the late BD salutations :)


greengirl on 03/21/2011:
Belated Birthday greeting biscotti. I loved your picture of the grape hyacinth. I have some in pots but they are only just showing the tops of the buds peeping out through the leaves, and I'm worried that a recent sharp frost we had has stopped them completely :-( I agree with you about your fitness being more important than the numbers. Keep up the good work !


moogy on 03/21/2011:
Hello, I have missed your wise words. I think that if you can see any difference in your pictures it is a good thing. I know that you will be happy to have acheived a difference. Good for you!! I hope you get some more sleep tonight!!


shadetree on 03/22/2011:
Yay! My books came yesterday! I haven't dared open any of them yet, though. I know that once I do, I won't want to put them down, and I have not one but two major projects due for school this week. So resisting the temptation for the moment. I'll keep you posted!!!


selina on 03/22/2011:
It's great you are "seeing" results. I'm in it for the long haul, too, so I've got good company ;) Your camera sound FUN!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 20, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving. --Author Unknown

For my activity: Not much--essentially nothing; A little housework

It's okay, it's been a while since I've had a NOTHING activity day. I really needed to do more than a little housework. It's okay--as long as I don't procrastinate too much.

I will begin another challenge tomorrow or Tuesday. It dawned on me yesterday that doing these challenges was a very clever way for me to deal with my birthday. I usually get a little wigged out with everything leading to it, and so I sometimes overdo it with food. I think that I unconsciously headed that off at the pass by doing something positive--the challenges.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.20::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout


89 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

nemogirl on 03/20/2011:
Nice job having a distraction from the birthday compulsion to eat eat eat. I should try that, too!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/20/2011:
so frozen collards are OK?! interesting, i may HAVE to try them! :-)

thanks for your lovely comments!

ummm, your journal sounds a bit hyperactive today...YES, it DOES. why are you obsessing on cleaning and giving yourself such grief, girlfriend? listen, calm it. get more sleep. and when your birthday comes, enjoy it. be glad that you have been given the gift of health, of life! :-)

i do understand your food deal and birthday grief...but i also urge you to look at it from the other perspective - happiness and thankfulness! :-)


V on 03/21/2011:
LOL!!! Where do you find your quotes??? This one is by far my favorite ;) I am hoping that on your birthday you will get all dolled up for a night out on the town!!! Have a good one :)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Mar 19, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


I'm 60 years of age. That's 16 Celsius. --George Carlin

For my activity: NordicTrack 47 min/4.9 mi; Walk 33 min; Bike Ride 31 min/5 mi

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) <1800 cal/day, 2) at least 2 hrs activity/day, 3) >30 g fiber/day

Didn't make the calorie goal, 9 min more and I would have made the activity goal. I made the fiber goal. So that's it for this challenge. What I learned from this and the previous challenge is that aiming for 90 min of activity is realistic.

It's My Birthday--52nd!

A survey was done some time ago and the respondents said they felt on average 13 years younger than their actual age. I can't speak to that, but for me 52 doesn't really compute either way at this time--it's just a number:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.20::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride


45 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
2402 Cals * 38 g Fiber

A grape hyacinth from my backyard

loveray on 03/19/2011:
Happy Birthday!! A beautiful flower for a beautiful lady:)


Zeppy on 03/19/2011:
Happy Birthday!!!!


nemogirl on 03/19/2011:
One day after my little girl! Happy Birthday!


shadetree on 03/19/2011:
Happy Birthday Biscotti!!!!! It's just a number - I always have to stop and do the math to figure out how old I am - unless the kid is around. He's ALWAYS quick to remind me just how old I really am! Be glad when his punk *&$ is out of the house! (Okay,he's not THAT bad, but...)Glad you learned something from your challenge! And thanks for the hyacinth - one of my favorite spring flower! the daffodils are peeking up out of the ground about an inch, so we've still got quite a way to go before we get hyacinth! Hope you have something nice planned for today!


Donkey on 03/19/2011:
Happy Birthday!!!!



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 18, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


We create our fate every day we live. --Henry Miller

For my activity: NordicTrack 33 min/3.5 mi; Walk 35 min;
Circ Aer Wkt (20ish min of wt trng, etc) using Airdyne (10 min)

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) <1800 cal/day, 2) at least 2 hrs activity/day, 3) >30 g fiber/day

Didn't make the calorie goal, 22 min more and I would have made the activity goal. I made the fiber goal. It was good to do the wt trng.

Some Fiber Numbers: rolled oats/bran/milled flax seed :: 2.7g/2g/3.5g; 2 frzn dinners, one had 4g, one had 3g; swt potato 4.5g; some cherries 2.7g; ready-made kettlecorn (corn, sugar, salt, canola) 3.8g; banana 3.6 g; collard greens 4.8g. These numbers are from posted calories/fiber intake below.

The calories may look outrageous--my inner child doesn't think so--haha. I'm still on a bit of a food vacation to make a very long story short. Essentially I had some kind of gut problem last year for a couple of months, which served to mess me up (in my head or with symptoms) with certain foods. I made certain foods off limits based on A symptom--fullness, for instance--then I continued not eating those certain things for months out of a kind of fear.

Compared to last year I'm at a positive, bright and cheery stopover:-) My fear of food has subsided, though I pinch myself to see if I'm dreaming every so often. The experiment continues, but I see it coming to a close soon. I want to go plant-based for at least 3 months, I want to get to 140# and I want my BF% to be around 25%.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::3.20::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride


84 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
2565 Cals * 41 g Fiber

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/18/2011:
wow...the food you ate sounds awesome. cherries, collard greens, and the rest of it....mmmmm.....send me some!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/18/2011:
hey, keep up that exercise and healthy eating, i don't want your scale moving this way!


nita51 on 03/19/2011:
True woros of encouragement. Thanks so much! Enjoy your weekend. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/19/2011:
it's good to hear you are in high spirits and that this year is proving quite monumental compared to last year! we learn from what we've done in the past, so maybe that's also what it is!


shadetree on 03/19/2011:
7.5 hours of sleep, 84 oz water, 41 g fiber (!), almost 2 hours of activity - sounds like a great day to me! Hope you have a great weekend!


greengirl on 03/19/2011:
Sounds like you have got your head around things now Biscotti. I'm going plant based too ( and avoiding all oils and spreads) with the exception of cows milk in hot drinks. I'm not going to count calories or anything tho. i think keeping plant based will be enough to contend with. Well done on the activity and fibre part of your challenge ;)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 17, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


We are born wet, naked and hungry. Then things get worse. --Author Unknown

For my activity: NordicTrack 23 min/2.3 mi; Walk 45 min

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) <1800 cal/day, 2) at least 2 hrs activity/day, 3) >30 g fiber/day

Didn't make the calorie goal, 52 min more and I would have made the activity goal. I made the fiber goal. I really pushed myself on the walk yesterday--I couldn't do that a couple months ago. Didn't do my wt trng yesterday--had just a little hitch of discomfort in my knee. Should be no problem today.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.17::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout 


72 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
2439 Cals * 39 g Fiber

lifestylechange on 03/17/2011:
he,he...cute quote! way to go....each accomplishment is a milestone achieved!


Umpqua on 03/17/2011:
Love the quote. Are you finding that higher calorie days follow a night with less sleep? If I don't get at least 7 hours I'm *off* for the day and I need more calories to keep myself running. I know you've spent a lot of time working on sleep issues so I'm just curious if there's a tie in for you. Have a good one!


V on 03/17/2011:
I LOVE the quote!! Haha!! Thank you!! I needed that :)


nita51 on 03/17/2011:
Your advice regarding Dr. visit was great. Thank you. You are right, first impressions are very important. Kudos for making the Fiber goal and please take it easy on that knee. :) :)


selina on 03/18/2011:
How do you get your fiber, Biscotti? Just curious... Good job, BTW!

Crestor: me too, I've also seen an add for "if you took crestor... call your lawyer" advert, yikes. I'm so glad I'm off it. My husband says he has no problems with it, whatsoever. Good for him... I'll start with a much less strong, generic product... I hope it's going to help. Also, I've cut all red meat, dairy and mayo (not that I ate too much of it anyway, before) I hope I'll be normal levels again soon.

Visualization: coincidentaly or not, I've lost 2 pounds after I started it, haha. I'll take it, happily.

Japanese people: I hope they can get outlets to vent their frustation and suffering. I'd go crazy if I had to behave so properly in such dire circumstances. But then, I've no idea how I'd react, having never been in a triple disaster, thank goodness!


liza36 on 03/18/2011:
It's good that you can see progress from a few months ago on your walk. I think that helps to remain positive when you might be just shy of your daily challenge goal. Well done!


geevee on 03/18/2011:
Another good quote!


legcramps on 03/18/2011:
You done good :)


nemogirl on 03/18/2011:
Your exercise looks really good. I'd like to pick it up in that department as well.


greengirl on 03/18/2011:
Since ive gotten older I find myself averaging 5 hours sleep during the working week. I just seem to wake up spontaneously. I wish I could sleep for longer ! Well done on the fibre and activity and good luck with the rest of your challenge :-)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 16, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 157.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22; 33.8%::3.8
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)


For my activity: NordicTrack 56 min/5.8mi; Walk 46 min; Bike Ride 22 min/3.6 mi

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F): 1) <1800 cal/day, 2) at least 2 hrs activity/day, 3) >30 g fiber/day

Didn't make the calorie goal, was actually a little over on the activity goal and made the fiber goal. At least it gives me some idea on my calories--I generally don't have any problem getting in at least 30g of fiber.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.7::3.10::3.13::3.16::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout 


101 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
2035 Cals * 43 g Fiber

moogy on 03/16/2011:
Good job, that was a lot of exercise and that fibre will be giving your inside a really good clean. With all that exercise I would imagine you burnt off lots of calories so in my book it was a great day!!


lifestylechange on 03/16/2011:
Thanks for your sweet comment and way to go on that water and fiber!!!


Maria7 on 03/16/2011:
Hey, Girl, thanks for asking about me. I come by here at DD's off and on...just haven't been doing entries lately...been real busy. Looks like you are doing real well, especially with the workouts and the fiber. Take good care of yourself and hope you are having a very nice evening. :-)


selina on 03/17/2011:
Thanks, biscotti, always! And good job on that fiber intake!


V on 03/17/2011:
You are doing an Awesome job with your challenge!! Have a good one ;)


Umpqua on 03/17/2011:
Great job with the challenge, and it sounds like its giving you a good idea of your overall intake, which should be helpful!


liza36 on 03/17/2011:
Thanks for your comment. I did read your entry a few days ago about the pictures, and I believe I've done the same thing - not been honest with myself. Unlike you, I do have a hard time finding clothes, and I defintitely look overweight, but I didn't realize just how unhealthy and obese I look until I saw the pictures. It is a different view from what I see in the mirror. Denial has also been a factor for me. I have to face this head on, because those pictures don't lie!

Good job on your challenge thus far!



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