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biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 18, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 138.6

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: 24.2 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Little bit of housework

Was only a little sore yesterday.

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Short Circuit

puddles on 07/18/2015:
Good only a little sore next time will be even better. Have a great weekend.


hollybelle on 07/19/2015:
Must be doing the right amount of weight if only a little sore - pace yourself and should be on your way to muscle that burns more calories than other tissue when at rest = a good deal! :-)



biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 17, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 138.6

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: 24.2 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Mon: Airdyne 46 min; Jog in place 100 (ea leg:-)
Tues & Wed: Fair bit of housework
Thur: Airdyne 46 min;
Shoulder Press 12 reps once, Lunge 12 reps ea leg, Calf raise 40 reps (using 8.5# dumbbells).

The takeaway from my Tuesday eval is that I'm in need of some muscle. I'm going to work at it slowly (again). Every other day for now--at least 3 moves, around 12 reps.

Looks like it was late May when I last lifted a dumbbell--glad I checked on that because it provides perspective. Ugh!

Moving right along.

Sleep:
Mon: 5.5 hrs
Tues: 4.5 hrs
Wed: 8 hrs
Thur: 5.5 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 07/17/2015:
Time to get up and pick up a DumbBell, Biscuit.

biscottibody59 on 07/17/2015:
Yes!:-)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/17/2015:
Very good idea to use 3 exercises first. That would actually add up to a nice amount of working out. Probably around 20 minutes if you take your time? or 15 minutes at least. and that is good, far better than not lifting at all.

Weights really have helped me. Without them, i'd look horrible now, not having done much cardio in around 2.5 years! finally, my ankle is on the mend for real. I can tell.

biscottibody59 on 07/17/2015:
Thanks for the vote of confidence! I was actually shocked that I could do all the lunges.


puddles on 07/17/2015:
I am glad to hear you so motivated. Keep it up have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 on 07/18/2015:
Thanks it's good to feel a bit of a turnaround:-)


hollybelle on 07/17/2015:
I have been doing some little upper body weights for about 3 weeks....only about 2 days a week. It kind of easy to work them in - you can do them while you are watching the news AND you don't even have to change clothes to do them at home. I do some squats just holding them at the end, too.

biscottibody59 on 07/18/2015:
Really there's no good excuse to not do it. Sounds like a good routine!


grannyannie on 07/18/2015:
I enjoy lifting weights more than anything. And it does help a lot. You go girl!

biscottibody59 on 07/18/2015:
Good and good for you!

Thanks for the vote--it helps me a lot!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 14, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 138.6

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: 24.2 (23.5 = 135#)


Just a weigh-in and BF check. Real entry ahead.


biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 13, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 146.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 25.6 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Thur-Sun: Nothing

Details, details details--sleep news. I'm actually comatose for up to five hours lately--gotta love a good coma--haha! (A result of tweaking/deleting my caffeine intake for the millionth time in the last 6 or so years.)

Sleep:
Thur: 7 hrs
Fri: 7.5 hrs
Sat: 5 hrs
Sun: 7 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 07/13/2015:
Get some sleep !


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
lol, what's the trick to shutting your mind down? Past week, I just can't sleep! Only on Saturday night did I sleep thru the night, in the past week!...ahh, I continued reading, yep, it's been a caffeine induced problem for me, too. It's due to PM coffee intake, anytime after lunch lol.


grannyannie on 07/13/2015:
Love a good coma! Have a great week.


puddles on 07/13/2015:
Glad you are getting some sleep. I would love to be able to put my head on a shelf for the night if it was possible. Your doing good.


hollybelle on 07/13/2015:
I am afraid to give up caffine - seriously! I have cut back - but still crave my iced vanilla coffee in the summer. I have terrible sleep habits, but don't do anything about it...wishing won't change it, I know. I think my issue is more falling asleep too early and then waking up in the middle of the night for an hour or two! I don't drink any past 11:00 a.m., though. Hang in there.


thinkpositive on 07/14/2015:
A good night's sleep is a gift. Caffeine is a big problem for me. Yesterday had iced tea & had trouble falling asleep. No caffeine for me in the pm.


GottaDoIt on 07/14/2015:
Sleep can work wonders.

biscottibody59 on 07/14/2015:
For me, since menopause, it's something I focus on endlessly. I use CPAP therapy and love it. Sleep, air, water--all equally important in my book:-)


Umpqua on 07/16/2015:
I hope you're having a nice week and getting on that Airdyne :)

biscottibody59 on 07/17/2015:
Doing pretty good with the AD--thanks for the pep talk!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 09, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 146.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 25.6 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues & Wed: Nothing

Will try to commit to making time for my activity--I don't do well without that outlet!

Sleep:
Tues: 7.5 hrs
Wed: 7 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 07/09/2015:
I Know what you mean !


hollybelle on 07/09/2015:
Yes, must exercise. I am struggling with committing to exxercise at the moment!


Maria7 on 07/10/2015:
Sometimes we are so busy we just let exercise activity go by, don't we? (I know I do.) Hope you have a good day today. :-)


puddles on 07/10/2015:
Once you have penciled it in a time slot it becomes a commitment and I find that I then get it done. Your hrs of sleep are real good. Have a great weekend.


Umpqua on 07/12/2015:
I struggle with regular exercise too but I always feel so much better when I get it done!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 07, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 146.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 25.6 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Fri: Airdyne 31 min
Sat-Mon: Nothing

The scale is moving in the right direction, but I'm not recording a proper weigh-in yet. 

Sleep:
Fri: 6 hrs
Sat: 7 hrs
Sun: 7 hrs
Mon: 8 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2015:
Don't worry you will get there. I must admit - I have learned thst in weight loss, nutrition is more important than exercise! The proof is in the pudding - I haven't had great cardio in 2 years, but when I cut calories, I still get leaner despite it. Thank god for weights!

biscottibody59 on 07/09/2015:
I hear you:-)


hollybelle on 07/08/2015:
Good comment by HOP above - I have been trying to focus less on cardio and more on weights - when I do exercise which isn't much lately - but I'm working up to it! Hang in there!


ohioraven on 07/08/2015:
Well, at least you've checked in here. That's something.


Umpqua on 07/08/2015:
Stay with us, Biscotti!

biscottibody59 on 07/09/2015:
Yes--I'm not going anywhere!


puddles on 07/08/2015:
Every accomplishments count.



biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 03, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 146.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 25.6 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 41 min
Wed: Nothing
Thur: Airdyne 41 min

I hope everyone has a safe Independence Day weekend:-)

Sleep:
Tues: 8
Wed: 6 hrs
Thur: 8.5 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 07/03/2015:
Have a great weekend.


ohioraven on 07/04/2015:
I'll be safe enough. I'm letting all the highly intoxicated drunks shoot off the fireworks. Ahhh...the memories.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2015:
Hi BB! I hope you had a nice 4th too! Here it was tame and nice. Just the way I hoped it would be. No big parties no large crowds. Easy Peasy with my best friend! Sometimes it's those little things, few people, that make it a good time, ya know!?

Anyways, reading your entries, and today reading your sleep totals...makes me think of my entry. I also posted about my sleep. Only 4 hours last night but surpisingly, i'm not really tired now. Maybe later i'll be!? I guess when things are relaxed and we're enjoying life, sleep once in awhile can be an afterthought!? usually that's not my way...but the book was too good to put down :)

that's great exercise. why do you do 41 minutes as opposed to either 40 or 45!?

have a great day, BiscottiB!


Umpqua on 07/06/2015:
I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend. And thanks for your comment on my Mom - it's been hit and miss with her since she got so sick and she's going through periods of being stronger and even driving for small distances (with the oxygen) and much weaker periods. We are in the latter right now but hoping she will eventually get stronger again with some effort.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 30, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 146.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 25.6 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 21 min
Wed: Nothing
Thur: Airdyne 32 min
Fri: Not Much
Sat: A little stroll (1.5 hrs) through the grocery store
Sun: Airdyne 41 min
Mon: Much of Too Little

No weigh-in again this week. Just an entry:-)

Sleep:
Tues: 8
Wed: 7.5 hrs
Thur: 7 hrs
Fri: 6 hrs
Sat: 7.5 hrs
Sun: 6 hrs
Mon: 8.5 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
Wow, you really walked quite a bit in that grocery store! You must have seriously checked out every aisle if it took your 1.5hours!?

biscottibody59 on 07/03/2015:
Actually it was a new store so I was kind of getting my bearings and I hadn't been groc shopping for awhile.


Umpqua on 07/01/2015:
You're getting really consistent with your exercise, Biscotti, nice work!

biscottibody59 on 07/03/2015:
Thanks for noticing--it's something:-) I hope I can keep it up--it really is just that old consistency thing (and keeping in the habit) for me most of the time.


hollybelle on 07/01/2015:
I so relate to long walks in grocery - I can take a long time if I haven't been in awhile.....it really is exercise when I go! Activities of life!

biscottibody59 on 07/03/2015:
Yes--I need to go more often for shorter trips. Probably need to update my pantry items too!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 23, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 146.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 25.6 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 32 min
Wed: Nothing
Thur: Airdyne 32 min
Fri: Not Much
Sat: A little housework
Sun: Nothing
Mon: Airdyne 36 min

No weigh-in again this week.

The challenge ended yesterday--I can say it wasn't a rousing success. It wasn't one of my totally structured ones anyway. I did well today--'til one wheel came off--tacos. Will put the wheel back on and hit back today!

F'ups happen--I'm going to try to not going to go days and days toward letting them get to me before acting to change things. Human life is just too short to wait for the proverbial tow truck to arrive:-)

Sleep:
Tues & Wed: 8 hrs each
Thur: 7.5 hrs
Fri: 8 hrs
Sat: 6 hrs
Sun: 7.5 hrs
Mon: 6 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

Mistyrose on 06/23/2015:
It wasn't a total loss either. Have a good week. What is Airdyne ?

biscottibody59 on 06/23/2015:
Thank you--I agree:-)

Mine is an exercise bike--the one with a big fan for the resistance. And you can use your arms too. The more you exert--the more resistance. It's an older (80s?) model.

I couldn't find an online picture of my exact model.


Umpqua on 06/23/2015:
Your exercise has gotten more consistent so you are steadily making changes. Keep at it!

biscottibody59 on 06/23/2015:
Thanks--I'm glad you noticed!

I hope it gets to be almost automatic once again. Every day is a little easier. I feel good about it so far!


puddles on 06/23/2015:
I think you did good. Next week you will do better just keep renewing your challenge. Sometimes we are just too hard on ourselves. Wishing you a great week ahead.


Mistyrose on 06/24/2015:
Thanks for the explanation. Now I know what equipment you are talking about


ohioraven on 06/24/2015:
At least it wasn't a taco buffet.


grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Hang in there. You'll do fine. :)


Maria7 on 06/24/2015:
Hoping you are having a good day. :-)


horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2015:
Yes life does have a tendency to get in the way....just be glad u finished your challenge! And yes thank u for the reminders and info on my recent entry. I will take your advice and look into all of it.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 16, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 146.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 25.6 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Sun & Mon: Nothing Much

Another no weigh-in Tuesday!

My breakfast wasn't healthy or health-supporting. The rest of the day will be. I'm going to throw caution to the wind and do a 4-day challenge beginning tomorrow. Ah--accountability!

Sleep:
Sun: 5.5 hrs
Mon: 6 hrs

Water: 20-32 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Short Circuit:-)

puddles on 06/16/2015:
Good luck on your 4 day challenge. Have a great rest of the day.


supercheeseme on 06/16/2015:
accountability! lol. Im the same way....


grannyannie on 06/16/2015:
Good luck on your challenge!


Umpqua on 06/17/2015:
I hope the challenge goes well!


hollybelle on 06/19/2015:
Go 4 day challenge! You can do it! 1, 2, 3 4! Regarding non health supporting breakfast - did you at least enjoy it? If so then OK - move on. As long as I don't make it a habit when I do that I just say it will help me not binge later because it has some kind of phsycological effect that I am not deprived.

biscottibody59 on 06/22/2015:
It was pretty good!


Maria7 on 06/19/2015:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/22/2015:
I like your 4-day challenge! I was just reading something about that...it was someone's post on facebook stating that she does well when she gives herself online challenges that others can participate in, also.

I have started a new book by Sarno! I forgot it at work - trying to read it there, but reading in slow motion since it's only at lunch and I like to eat my lunch, too!

biscottibody59 on 06/22/2015:
Yeah, I don't participate in "other-directed" challenges. They generally don't work for me.

Mine are usually "Kyrin-inspired" (you may not remember her here) and they generally keep me focused if I choose the parameters wisely.


Mistyrose on 06/23/2015:
Good luck on you challenge



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