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biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 24, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 154.0

Twelve Days of Christmas Parody
--by Christie Marie M (from amiright.com)

On the 1st Day of Christmas my family baked for me
A Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 2nd Day of Christmas my family baked for me
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 3rd Day of Christmas my family baked for me
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 4th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 5th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
5 Danish Rings
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 6th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
6 Snickerdoodles
5 Danish Rings
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 7th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
7 Cinnamon Rolls
6 Snickerdoodles
5 Danish Rings
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 8th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
8 Peanut Brittles
7 Cinnamon Rolls
6 Snickerdoodles
5 Danish Rings
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 9th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
9 Ladyfingers
8 Peanut Brittles
7 Cinnamon Rolls
6 Snickerdoodles
5 Danish Rings
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 10th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
10 Fudge Nut Brownies
9 Ladyfingers
8 Peanut Brittles
7 Cinnamon Rolls
6 Snickerdoodles
5 Danish Rings
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 11th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
11 Pecan Sandies
10 Fudge Nut Brownies
9 Ladyfingers
8 Peanut Brittles
7 Cinnamon Rolls
6 Snickerdoodles
5 Danish Rings
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On the 12th Day of Christmas my family baked for me
12 Gingerbread Men
11 Pecan Sandies
10 Fudge Nut Brownies
9 Ladyfingers
8 Peanut Brittles
7 Cinnamon Rolls
6 Snickerdoodles
5 Danish Rings
4 Pecan Tarts
3 Bear Claws
2 Turtle Bars
And a Chocolate Chip Biscotti

V on 12/24/2010:
LOL!!! I love it!!!!You are so right, it has totally turned me off HOWEVER I am sure you might get a few out there that will lick the screen!!! LOL Merry Christmas to you and yes I got a refill on my Starbucks that was ever so conveniently located between stops :)


moogy on 12/24/2010:
Man, there is a lot of sugar there. I am fortunate that I don't have a sweet tooth, only a chocolate one!!!!LOL



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 23, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 32 min/3.1 mi (Pre-bkfst); Walk 35 min

No bike ride yesterday. I just have to say the little workout before eating (I do have coffee) is working better than I thought. I had very little hope for it because of how I felt the last couple of times I attempted it. I would stay on the NTrack or the Airdyne (ex bike) for a couple minutes and feel the need to get off and catch my breath (though I wasn't short of breath) or generally feel like I needed to stop. No chest pain or tightness but a horrible feeling of failure and defeat like I'll never be able to be myself ever again. So for the most part all I've been doing for the last year or so is walking--a bike ride here and there--nothing very strenuous. Even the walking was harrowing from time to time.

Anyway not to bore anyone, but I seem to be back in the game--I went at least 10 minutes straight on the NTrack these last 3 days with no ill effects. I don't want to jinx myself, but I feel like I've overcome this "thing." I shot in the dark with changing how I eat, trying to trick my mind, etc. There is more to it all and I've attempted along the way to write about it in here over the last year, but this one little triumph is huge for me right now. Working out before breakfast dampens my appetite quite well--it's worth trying to keep up with it and make it a true habit just for that.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::**18 missed**::12.20::12.23::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


56 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep 

Umpqua on 12/23/2010:
Great job with the exercise, and I'm glad you are back in the game! I'm in the middle of the Moderation Kills chapter, hoping to read more tonight.


moogy on 12/23/2010:
Well done biscotti, any change counts as a success. Not much sleep there though. I hope that you have a wonderful day and can relax and enjoy yourself.:)


Maria7 on 12/23/2010:
Happy to hear all is working out well for you in the last 3 days of NTrack. Sounds like you're getting stronger and feeling better! (Yayyyy!) :-)


V on 12/24/2010:
Alright!!! Whooo hoo! she is back...Hey I wanna thank you again for all of the wonderful cookbook suggestions,most of my gifts come in a form of a bookstore card so it is always nice to feel like you are getting your money's worth, for me sometimes I whizz thru a book and left feeling a little ripped off,LOL...Thanks :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 21, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. --Satchel Paige

For my activity:
Mon: Walk 35 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (5 min)
Tues: NordicTrack 25 min/2.2 mi (Pre-bkfst); Walk 40 min

Wed: NordicTrack 32 min/3.1 mi (Pre-bkfst) ***so far***

My wt was the same for Tuesday's weigh-in. I did okay with the pre-brkfst cardio session. As for the eclipse, I happened to wake up a little after 2 a.m. and the moon was still red and full--so it was still doing its thing.

I'm quite sore from the short wt trng session on Monday--did a little over half of what I normally do for a full workout.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::***18 missed***::12.20::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

KathyBlue on 12/22/2010:
I'm fighting with cardio at the gym, but it's soooooooooo boring!!! :-( I have a plan there: 20 min bike (lv 7 out of 12, keeping 70-80 km/h), 15 min walking on the treadmill (level 6,4, incl. 4,0 degs) and then muscle machines. I get sooo bored on the bike, 20 min is soooo much time!!!! :(


Umpqua on 12/22/2010:
I've seen Rip come up in my Google searching. I actually thought he was Caldwell at first because they look so much alike and I was thinking that this guy must have found the fountain of youth! Have a good one!


V on 12/22/2010:
hey looks like you got back into the swing of things!!! great job getting that morning workout in!!! have a good one!


V on 12/22/2010:
Just read your post on umpqua's diary and LOL to you...Haha...Also thanks for the suggestion about Rip's cookbook, mom just asked me what did i want Santa to bring me and I really didn't have a clue but now...LOl


moogy on 12/22/2010:
I am so impressed with your exercise regime. I mean, you don't go in for anything half hearted do you?? It's all or nothing, take no prisoners! LOL Have a wonderful day biscotti.:)


nita51 on 12/23/2010:
Way to go! Your exercising routine is awesome! Keep up the great job and I was so glad to hear from you. Love ya girl!



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 20, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Muscles come and go; flab lasts. --Bill Vaughan

For my activity: Nothing

This may be a little late news for some out there, but there's a total lunar eclipse you can see early tomorrow morning if the sky is clear where you are. Interesting that it coincides with the Winter Solstice for the first time in hundreds of years. Here's some info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse

I used to do some sort of cardio work before breakfast religiously. It's been tough to make myself do it for a long time now. I'm going to recommit starting tomorrow. Interesting article on the subject and holiday eating: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/phys-ed-the-benefits-of-exercising-before-breakfast/?src=me&ref=health

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::***17 missed***::12.20::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


72 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

teensybikini on 12/20/2010:
That little weight loss tracker is soo cute! I want to see the eclipse tonight! I heard it was at 2 in the morning. Hopefully I'll be able to stay up to see it. Way to make plans for future workouts! Keep it up!


moogy on 12/20/2010:
I always do my workout (when I do them) before breakfast, gets the metabolism going for the day. The holiday season seems to be getting to a few of us. I am thinking that from next week we will all be back on the wagon full time. Of course, being the other side of the world I won't get the eclipse, hope you enjoy it.:)


Umpqua on 12/20/2010:
If I didn't have little ones relying on me being conscious tomorrow morning, I'd stay up for the eclipse. It's at 2:40 a.m. or something like that here, I just can't break up my sleep like that. And my bladder usually doesn't wake me until 4:30......Good for you for committing to cardio before breakfast, sounds like a great plan. My Esselstyn book should finally be arriving tomorrow, I can't wait to dive in!


moogy on 12/20/2010:
I am with you, beauty sleep always come before the movement of sun and moon, I mean you have to get your priorities straight don't you? Yes, I am doing much better this time round, although, I forgot to drink lots of water before my lunch today and ended up feeling as if my chest was exploding after about five mouthfuls (it had got stuck)and had to throw it back up. Silly girl!!!!!!


geevee on 12/21/2010:
When I was swimming a mile a day I'd do it first thing in the morning. I did have black expresso tho. I felt so much better exercising early.


V on 12/21/2010:
Hey i like that tracker!!! It seems that we won't get our's back( I kinda miss it) I also really love a morning workout!!! i get an extra dose of ampage!!! Woohooo! LOl



biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 19, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are. --Law of Life and Nature

For my activity:
Thur: Walk 10 min
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Walk 40 min

I'm down 1.5 pounds on my weigh-in yesterday.

Though it would be nice to have a long stint of freezing weather to kill bugs and such--we will instead be in the 70sF from Mon--Thurs-ish. I'll take it. Let it freeze in February:-)

I went to find a ticker for my wt and found one for all the "trying to conceive" crowd. One of them was "57 days 'til I get some," in so many words. Oh gee, thanks for letting us know when you and your husband's privates will become one--just proves nothing is private. Nothing. Nor do we expect it to be. Maybe instead of making tickers and counting you should be having sex--doyathink?

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::***17 missed***::12.19::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


Fri: 84 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Sat: 90 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep

V on 12/19/2010:
LOL!! Well at least one of us is having warm weather :) Ever been to Chicago??? You would love it here since you don't mind braving the temps :) Have a good one!!


Maria7 on 12/19/2010:
Enjoy your 70's! :-D NICE! And congrats on 154!


Umpqua on 12/19/2010:
Congrats on your loss! People aren't supposed to have sex during pregnancy? This is news to me :)


moogy on 12/19/2010:
Well done on the loss biscotti. There are some strange people out there. Maybe that's why I stay in so much!!!!LOL


geevee on 12/20/2010:
Thanks for your note, Biscotti. Chalk my disappearance up to sheer laziness.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 16, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.5

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 15 min
Wed & Thur: Walk 30 min
Fri: Walk 35 min
Sat: Nothing
Sun & Mon: Walk 30 min
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Abt 2 hrs hedge trimming/cleanup

*** Milestone Alert! ***
Messing around and got the pic below of my shoe. Don't be too mean--this is among the first few digital pics I've ever taken. No different than any other pic really, but I never would have taken the time to scan and upload a conventional film pic.

If you put your cursor over the pic you can read a description. I didn't know you could do that on here--how 21st Century--I mean I've seen that on other websites, but I didn't know I could do it so easily--weeeeee!

Just gonna have to jump off into the deep end with the new thing--I've had too many temptations and have partaken of too many--not a good excuse, but this time of year is fraught with it all and my mindset has been, "Screw it--there's always tomorrow!"

I have had absolutely no chocolate in about a week--at this point I don't miss it and don't feel compelled to seek it out. However, I will be doing some baking and will have a cookie or two along the way. I don't anticipate going too far, but will report here if I do:-)

I didn't weigh-in on Tuesday, but I think I will plan on getting on the scale on Saturday.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::************::12.17::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities
 

hollybelle on 12/16/2010:
Well, I must say - that is a beautiful shoe!


Umpqua on 12/16/2010:
That shoe looks awfully comfy ;) Great job on the no chocolate, that's a tough one. I just went to a chocolate store today to get gifts and of course got some for myself. I'm going to have to exercise major restraint and portion them out. I avoided the free samples at the store at least!


KathyBlue on 12/16/2010:
Nice workout shoes :D


selina on 12/16/2010:
Yay for new shoes and technology! Happy holidays!


liza36 on 12/16/2010:
Georgeous shoe! I have a digital camera too, given to me for Christmas from my siblings. Never used it other than that Christmas day, 2 years ago. I just don't take pictures, let alone know how to add to web pages like this.

I think the no-chocolate craving is a fabulous development! Wish I could say the same, but sadly, no. I am consuming some sort of chocolate daily. That will stop after the holidays. It's not realistic for me to say it'll stop now. Oh well.


moogy on 12/16/2010:
Well the shoe is a shoe, I am so impressed that you managed to take the picture firstly (I have a digital camera but can't even understand the instructions let alone use it) and secondly you managed to get a picture up on here. Well done you!!! I is a tricky time of year to be changing a life style. Funnily enough I just went ahead and did it myself, I don't mind not partaking in a family dinner, I will prepare a little meal of my own. I usually have Christmas by myself anyway. I am happier like that. I am glad that you get that you don't have to stay in contact with family just because you are suppose to. Thanks for understanding. I am looking forward to following you and V in the new year with your new commitment to your ways of eating. It's going to be interesting.


V on 12/16/2010:
That is a great comfy looking shoe!!That camera you got there takes really stellar pics! I was just speaking of you yesterday and TaDAAAAA you appear!!! LOl Great to have you back, have a good one!!


Maria7 on 12/16/2010:
Nice shoe.


V on 12/17/2010:
I am all about comfort since I am on my feet the majority of the time! I hear you on that!! A goos pair of sock can also make life a hell of alot easier...If they make my feet feel as though I am walking on air then sign me up!!! LOL Thanks and have a great weekend!


V on 12/18/2010:
Alas Lovesick Admirers, you gotta love them...NOT LOL!!!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 07, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.5

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sun: Walk 45 min
Mon: Walk 40 min

I'm up 2.5# on my weigh-in (first one in 2 weeks). I'm not too surprised.

I've set a tentative day to go full-force with the new plan--the Esselstyn Prevent & Reverse plan. And it's kind of goofy, but instead of throwing away a bunch of food or having it linger while I'm trying to transition to this GIANT change, I'm going to allow myself to do just okay--mostly good choices, but leeway for not so great choices. One thing I won't do is to buy 8 bags of peppermint truffles--maybe just one:-)

Here's the deal: When my jar of tahini (essentially sesame seed butter, if you don't know) that I use in hummus is gone--that's it--I shall begin.

I've been finding that parting is such sweet sorrow--haha--for certain things. Especially since I've found I can eat all the rich stuff after avoiding it for what seemed like an eternity. I actually had tiramisu following a very rich Italian dinner over the weekend--no ill effect--and it's an independent local-ish eatery that I just recently discovered. Even had regular coffee well into the evening--something I have avoided for months after . . . (well I don't want to go into it, but promise I will eventually).

Though parting with the food is sweet sorrow--parting with my good health over the last year has been sheer hell, torturous and despair-inducing. The choice is right in front of me. All of the health challenges haven't been completely related to food, but the poor choices at times go hand-in-hand with how I feel. That goes both ways--food making me feel bad along with occasionally saying, "Screw it, why make a better choice, I don't feel that great today anyway!"

One other thing--today (other than being Pearl Harbor Day) signifies the beginning of longer days. Not total sunshine, but sunset begins later and later starting today 'til early July--by the end of the month it'll be 10 min more than today before the sun sets--woo-hoo! Can you tell I can't stand it when the sun goes down early--change is good--especially this one!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::************::12.7::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities
 

Progress as of today: 33.5 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

V on 12/07/2010:
Luckily enough I won't have many temptations when I get back from vacation(at least I hope,whatever's left that is not on the list I am taking to friends)I am already making a grocery list for my return in hopes of starting in January :) You have to keep me posted and Good luck!!! :) I am sure you will do well :)


liza36 on 12/07/2010:
I just googled Dr. Esselstyn's plan. It is a huge change, and I do think you are smart to transition, especially using up the foods you already have. I know you typically don't post your menu, and that's ok, but I'd be interested every now and then as you go full force on the plan what you are eating and how you are feeling. Good luck with it!


Umpqua on 12/07/2010:
I'm also interested in the dishes you and V will come up with so I hope you will share some about your new way of eating. My yoga instructor was talking about the "heart diet" when I arrived last night and after a couple of minutes I realized this is what she was talking about. I guess word is spreading on it and more people are adopting or at least trying it, which is a good thing.


selina on 12/08/2010:
I'd never throw away my jar of tahini, either :)! Good luck with the changes!

So glad to hear the "normal" food didn't bother you this time around... really odd it did before... passing a gallstone sounds AWLFUL!

After reading your entry, I already feel that the days are actually getting longer - isn't that wonderful?


hollybelle on 12/08/2010:
You know - I probably do need new shoes! Glad you reminded me. I have been walking quite a bit and that's been OK, but mostly I was riding my bike and impact isn't that great on a bike! The Zumba classes just put too much twist in my knees when I did too many intense classes too many days in a row. Paying for it now. I'll try new shoes to baby the knees even more when I walk and train my quads to match my hamstrings as I think part of the problem is an imbalance between those two muscle groups + the twisting motion I am not used to.


hollybelle on 12/08/2010:
P.S. I'm with you on the longer days!!! Come on Mr. Sun!


Umpqua on 12/09/2010:
I'm not sure how you feel about stevia, but it comes from a plant/herb and I have used it in coffee and other stuff for years. Agave nectar is also great (although caloric and carb-laden). Hope you have a good one!


V on 12/09/2010:
Yes this buyer is def gonna beware..LOL Thank you as always for your support...I am taking a few tips from you,all the eggs are gone but i gotta get rid of alot of cheese!! I have a week and 3 days before vacation so I have to once again purge the fridge of the hummus as well! Time to pack up some groceries :)


moogy on 12/09/2010:
Thank you for the photo loading info. - you are a gem!! It sounds as if you are revving up to a big fight match. I am looking forward to tracking your progress and I am sure success with your eating plan. You are so determined to lead a long healthy life. I wish you every success.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 05, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 153.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thur: Walk 35 min
Fri & Sat: Walk 30 min

Some may remember the problem I was having with eating back in late Spring--would eat just a little and feel very full--it lasted a few weeks. I was never nauseated or in pain other than degrees of fullness. To make a long story short, I've tested it in every way by eating a wide variety of things I had stopped eating. It seems to be a distant memory. I never got an explanation for what caused it, my doctor suggested recently that maybe I was passing a gallstone--one liver blood test was slightly elevated then and was recently normal.

Some of that experience led me to looking for alternatives as well as answers to some other things that had been going on--curiosity to me is power and keeps me positive. (I'll probably reveal the latter at some point, it may interest someone.) Anyway, I'm probably at about 25% following the new plan, pretty good choices at about 25% and the rest iffy. I will be transitioning to the new thing completely at some point, but trying to eat everything was something I had to do, and now that I know my "body chemistry" (in a manner of speaking) is back to my normal I feel good about moving forward.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::************::12.5::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 28 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

V on 12/05/2010:
I congratulate your efforts and thank You!!! I am always wanting to hear more....Have a wonderful evening :)


Maria7 on 12/05/2010:
Glad to hear you are feeling much better and that your new eating plan is working real well for you. :-)


moogy on 12/05/2010:
I am glad to read that you are feeling better in your own body and feeling positive about moving forward. Good for you.


Maria7 on 12/06/2010:
Thanks for the advice! I'll look into it. :-D


KathyBlue on 12/06/2010:
lol you scared me, I had tried elliptical already and it was a nightmare to me back then... :) The coordination between hands and legs - uhhh I've never really been good in that!


liza36 on 12/06/2010:
I'm sure it so nice to know that your previous symptoms are gone after through testing of all kinds of foods. I also can't help but notice that you are so close to your 2006 low of 150. Awesome! Hope you are feeling good!


moogy on 12/06/2010:
Thanks for the support biscotti. When I started having the fills four years ago, they started at the lowest they can 1ml and it was downhill from there. I have the mind set now where I am not expecting to be able to eat any 'real food', so if I manage any it will be a bonus.


chidogs on 12/07/2010:
biscotti, thanks so much for your very insightful message. And no I am not offended in the least. I need more than nice words sometimes, I need the sharp poke of a stick or a 4x4 upside the head. So your advice is always welcome! Thanks again!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 02, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 153.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sun & Mon: Nothing
Tues & Wed: Walk 40 min

I did not weigh in on Tuesday. Not to mention a whole month without wt trng--says more than I care to admit. Onward:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::************::12.3::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 45 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

moogy on 12/02/2010:
It is as if your body gets used to the training isn't it? When you have a break it is like is complains by hanging onto weight. I remember this from when I was an avid gym junkie only a few years ago. I am sure you will sort yourself out and get back on track. As you say Onward!!


moogy on 12/02/2010:
I just read you comment on my diary and I thought I would pop back just to say that I managed to buy organic pork yesterday. I was surprised that the price was almost the same as the non organic, so people must be wanting it!! Yay, not necessarily for the eating of the pork but that people are thinking about how the animals are being raised. I bought pork mince for my Christmas pork and prawn spring rolls (egg rolls). Otherwise I generally steer (ooops!lol) clear, love the stuff but to much fat. Maybe I should have posted this on ModerationKills, but heyho!!


V on 12/02/2010:
Thank you!!! I hope you plan on sticking around for my transition in January...Not sure if you read my post on Tuesday but I am going to attempt the unthinkable as a true hardcore carnivore and try the plant based diet so I will have LOTS Of questions for you and you might want to strangle me before it is all said and done...Just wanted to give you the heads up! LOL In re the biggest loser I admit to watching it a time or two myself LOL


Maria7 on 12/02/2010:
Thank you for your suggestion which is a really good one that I will be considering. A whole month without weight training??? Hum... Have a good evening. :-)



biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 26, 2010
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 153.0

Body Fat: 33.7% (was 32.5% on 8.10; 34.1% on 9.28)
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 30 min
Wed: Walk 35 min
Thur: Walk 20 min
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Walk 30 min

I finally watched the documentary Food Inc (2008) --I knew some of this stuff. Simply put, it's a crime that our system has come to what it has. We vote with our $$$ as well as when we vote in an election or NEGLECT to vote or CHOOSE NOT to even REGISTER to VOTE! The system of subsidizing food that's killing us could be changed, but not if we don't vote.

It's worth watching to see a farm that produces food the way it was intended, the way we produced food until about 20-30 years ago. Cattle were not meant to eat corn, but that's what they're mainly fed now, because that's what we have--a surplus of corn courtesy of farm subsidies. There's no subsidy for broccoli growers. I suppose if we had a surplus of M&Ms the Cargills, ArcherDanielMidlands etc would figure out how to feed it to cattle. Subsidies are the reason a cheeseburger doesn't cost $10 in the US.

Cattle were not meant to stand in lakes of excrement either, but that's how it is with factory farming. I could give you a list of movies to watch, but I think we'd rather keep our heads in the sand and keep on eatin' our cheeseburgers, the meat of which is regularly treated with ammonia because it's so nasty to begin with.

I'm still struggling to cut the "meat" cord, but I will do it. A flavorful batch of homemade hummus is in my future:-)

I'd like to get in my elusive wt trng TODAY--it's been so long that I'll have to lower my dumbbell wts.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.26::**********::11.28::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Yardwork

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2486 cal * 122g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
310 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 11/28/2010:
I eat very little red meat but on occasion I do. We get our's from a local abattoir that buy cattle etc. from local small farms around the area and have lots of ribbons for their carcases. People think it strange that we buy are meat from a shop attached to the place where they slaughter the animals. But I figure if you can't face the reality, don't buy the meat. I see the animals in the fields when I am driving round eating grass and chewing their cud. No subsidies here for farmers, our meat costs a lot, which it should, it costs a lot to produce, both in effort and in resources. People must be buying more organic chicken because the price which was impossible has come down, so yay for that, happy chicken's, while they live, even my eggs have a happy face stamped on them which the little girls love. I am with you a lot of the way, and make sure that the animal protein I do eat has come from animals that enjoyed their lives and were killed as humanly as possible. My step father was a butcher, so I know both ways!!

I know what you mean about walking on eggshells, in my daughter's case it is like waiting for a bomb to go off, maybe a land mine, you can walk around for months and months and nothing happens and then one day whammo, it is all hands on deck to try and control her. I hope that you enjoy your hummus, there are some wonderful vegetarian web sites nowadays. Have a good day biscotti.


Maria7 on 11/28/2010:
Thank you for the above info...didn't know cheeseburgers were subsidized...wow....had no idea. I don't eat as much red meat as I did at one time and my Mom doesn't hardly ever touch meat and she is on prescribed iron supplements for low hemoglobin because of it. Hope you are having a nice day and thanks a lot for your encouraging comments to my journal. You're doing good holding on to 153. :-)


V on 11/28/2010:
I am slowly weaning myself...I haven't had beef in nearly a month,I don't really miss it but I thinking Turkey burgers will be the hardest habit to shed


Umpqua on 11/28/2010:
I should let you re-order my Netflix queue hehe, you have some great suggestions. Food, Inc. was instantly watchable and so I watched it today since I was hanging around trying to rest anyways. Great movie, but of course really disturbing. I knew about Montsanto and the big meat companies but it's still shocking to see how much they control and the level of influence they exert in the government and judicial system. Yikes. I was telling hubby that our generation (we're in our late 30s) has basically lived through this shift in the way our food is produced and I bet we're going to really see the impact by the time we're senior citizens (those of us who live that long).

I feel like all I can do is spend my food dollars as wisely as possible and try to keep this stuff away from my kids. It's not even remotely easy, but it CAN be done.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/29/2010:
LOL...just like you to have such a nutty *but good* new screen name! lol.



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