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biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 21, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Nothing

Day 328 was not too bad. It had been nearly 2 months since I did any jogging, and that was one time for 5 min. I'm not one bit sore, so I feel good about my teeny-tiny outing. Gotta go!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2327 cal * 99g Fat * 23g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-14 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -83 (s/b +400 to +500)

Justine6Robert3 on 01/22/2007:
Good for you, going jogging. Its okay if its only for a little while, you'll gradually work your way up to more as your body becomes used to it.

Thank-you for the list of foods to help me get more fibre. Very helpful. Have a great day!


Jmarie60 on 01/22/2007:
Thanks for the comment. I love Cheesy workout videos. They make me laugh. Glad you got out for a bit! It's been WAY longer than 2 months since I went jogging so I am proud and envious of you.


borntocry on 01/23/2007:
Hi biscotti,

Thanks for the link to the article on mildew removal. I wasn't even going to read it at first because I've been surfing the web all day reading articles just like it, but I'm glad I did, because it was packed with information, including some which I hadn't read elsewhere. Well, I know what I'm going to be busy doing for the rest of the week/month/winter...



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 20, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: DogJog 5 min/Walk 20 min; Airdyne 12 min/2.8 mi

Day 327 was okay for the most part. I got on the Airdyne instead of the NTrack and I got in my little jog. Headwind around every corner and all!

Tomorrow it's supposed to be sunny and 50�F (10�C), and I need some sunshine! Perhaps it will help with my sleep cycle. I've been averaging about 6 hours, which is simply not enough for me.

And thanks for your interest in the "diet" I mentioned--I will definitely outline it here in a few days for anyone else who's interested.

Plan for today: Nothing

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2553 cal * 99g Fat * 34g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-152 cal Deficit * 6% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -152 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/20/2007:
enjoy tomorrow's weather...and of course I can't wait to hear about your diet!



biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 19, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Mon: NordicTrack 35 min/3.6 mi
Wed: Walk 15 min

Day 326 was not as bad as I thought after counting the calories. It ended up at around 3100 calories, but a whopping 165g fat--yikes! I was expecting it to be about 4500 for some reason. Inexcusable, but it's over:-)

I'm entertaining a new "diet" that's not really a diet by design, but a response by an obesity/metabolism researcher. I just wanted to check a couple of things first. It's ridiculously simple (in theory) as well!

And I'm back to counting today.

I gotta get that jog in--even though it's only gonna be about 5-10 min worth.

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk (for sure!)

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2474 cal * 84g Fat * 25g Fiber * 28 oz Water
81 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 219 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/19/2007:
hi biscotti! I'm ready to move out...but I lack the funds. until then, sadly, i'm here for awhile! seems we're both in a rut with our binges...I seriously need to get a handle on mine...i've been off the wall since new years!


sharklover on 01/19/2007:
A few days ago I had a very similar day. When I don't really watch what I eat I just assume its going to add up to a million calories! Then if I take the time out to really count it I feel relieved when its under what I thought, even if it is still a big number! We all have what I call slacker days... just don't let it get you down! Progress is continuous and success is at the end of a really long journey... so just keep on going! :-)

Oh, and what is this new dietish thing? It sounds very interesting!


Justine6Robert3 on 01/19/2007:
Thank-you for the comment a few days ago. So you've been at this for a long time, you've made great progress! I hope I can stick with it, I really want to be as healthy as possible. The eating is a challenge for me because I'm so picky with food!!

So you live in Texas, I work for an American based company (I live in Canada) and everybody I have ever talked to in Texas was so sweet and pleasant! Texas is on my list of places I want to visit! It could have something to do with the movie "Urban Cowboy" have you ever heard of it? Nobody ever knows what the heck movie it is. My mom owned it, I watched it over and over again when I was a kid, I still love it. I must admit, its a little corny but I love just the same. It has John Travolta and Debra Winger in it. I'm still a huge fan of John Travolta from his "Grease" and "Staying Alive" days right up to all his newer movies.

Anyway, all the best!! Your doing great, we have to have our days that we indulge in the temptations of sugar and all that unhealthy YUMMY stuff!!


borntocry on 01/20/2007:
<br><br>Hi biscotti,

Thanks for your comment. You're right - things are so different here in France. I'm always complaining about this "socialist" country, and people here are always like, "What are you talking about? We have a conservative government!"

I couldn't help but notice that even when you said that you wished stores could be closed on Sundays, you said, "everything but grocery stores and gas stations and drug stores". Well, over here all of those stores are also closed on Sundays! If you run out of toilet paper or contact lens solution on a Sunday, God help you!

I've seen those ads for FedEx - reaching more parts of Europe before anyone else, or whatever. I guess I'll know more about that next week as I have to send some documents to my Dad by courier. But so far, no, I don't have a very good experience of it. Especially considering that the regular postal service here is actually (surprisingly) quite efficient.

So let us know about this new "diet", once you've done the background checks!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 18, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Mon: NordicTrack 35 min/3.6 mi
Wed: Walk 15 min

Days 323, 324 & 325 were a mixed bag. I went to several bakeries on Tuesday to find chocolate croissants (or is it croissant, help me out here BornToCry). I got myself into lots of trouble, but never found them. I got at least one item at each bakery. Not to mention this really wonderful Mounds-ish macaroon with pecans on top of a piece of chocolate with squiggles of chocolate on top ($1.50). The baker called them "Haystacks." I stretched that one out for a couple of days, but only wanted more when it was gone.

Then yesterday I made a batch of rice pudding and then for frozen dinners, a very large brisket. In between I had chocolate and nuts and other stuff that I don't normally have and don't/won't count calories for. Let's just say it could have been worse. So my little challenge has been abandoned for the time being.

Today I'm on a chicken liver kick. Fried in a little butter with shallots. Not good cholesterol-wise, but very high in Vitamin A and no trans fat--woo-hoo! It happens:-)

On the other hand, I was up a pound on my weigh-in before the foodfest. On measurements I was down nearly 2 inches. I should really try to get back to counting and watching what I eat tomorrow.

We had about and inch of snow the other night and we're supposed to get more wintry weather in the coming week. It's hell on my appetite I guess, probably because it's usually fairly nice for the most part and it's been nothing but nasty weatherwise!

To Horn_of_Plenty: My "home gym" consists of my NordicTrack, an Airdyne Exercise Bicycle/Ergometer and a set of adjustable dumbbells. Not really a home gym at all, per se. But it works for me for the most part. It's just sometimes hard to motivate myself to "do it!" As for the jogging and walking, that's all done outside in the street.

Plan for today: Not a thing

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2474 cal * 84g Fat * 25g Fiber * 28 oz Water
81 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 219 (s/b +400 to +500)

borntocry on 01/18/2007:
It's croissants, but the kind with chocolate is usually called pains au chocolat over here!

Funny, I used to love chicken liver when I was a child. It was one of my favourite dishes. My mother still insists it's one of the healthiest foods ever. All that iron.

Thanks for your advice on the squats. I am going to work them into my routine. I've also started an Excel file to keep track of what I do. Hopefully that will help keep me motivated as I will be able to gauge my progress more easily!


WorkingIt2 on 01/18/2007:
Sounds like me with brownies LOL Enjoy your 'relaxed' day!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/18/2007:
I see the nordictrack advertised, looks ok. I figure i have enough right now. since its not my house, i'd never get anything else of that size! when i get my own place, i'd go all out on fitness equipment.

I have to admit, as a child i also loved chicken liver. my mom also has told me that it was a favorite food of mine. however, i still like the taste, but i just don't eat it. I stick to chicken. haha

i love jogging and walking outside. it's good to get some sunlight everyday! yeah, the clouds ruin it sometimes!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 15, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sat: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min/3.3 mi)
Sun: NordicTrack 40 min/4.4 mi; Walk 10 min

Days 321 & 322 were good. But no walk Saturday. No jog either day. I exceeded the planned 2500 cal for Saturday.

Today starts a 4-Day (M-Tu-W-Th) Challenge: Calories--1800/day, Exercise to consist of at least 20% Activities and Water 100 oz (at least).

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk or Airdyne

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2474 cal * 84g Fat * 25g Fiber * 28 oz Water
81 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 219 (s/b +400 to +500)

maria777 on 01/15/2007:
Nice Challenge!!! Think I need to think of one for myself to reach 150 goal...as I've been dilly-dallying long enough!!!

Have a good evening!!! Big Smile!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/15/2007:
You can definitely meet that challenge!!! Where did you get all of your exercise equipment? In a store, online, or infomercial?? you must have a really nice home gym!


sasyredneckgirl on 01/15/2007:
Looking at yyour progress chart it looks so good! Its slow but steady :):) keep up the good work


borntocry on 01/16/2007:
Hey biscotti,

Thanks for your comment. I thought you'd like that last resolution of mine! Yes, I am back. I am planning to take your advice on weight-lifting, starting tonight. I'm going to do single sets instead of multiple, plus push-ups and stomach crunches, and throw in some time on my exercise bike. Then I can be just like you!


tourguidebarbie on 01/18/2007:
hey, that weight is melting off! Good job!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 13, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 61 min/6.9 mi

Day 320 was good. Didn't get in the jog or walk again.

The challenge served me well (and gave me something to work with) even though I never met the calorie goal. Will shoot for no more than 2500 calories today and then get back to another challenge starting tomorrow. Don't want to lose ALL the momentum:-)

3-Day Challenge goals for Fri: Water and exercise met, not calories.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


1772 cal * 59g Fat * 36g Fiber * 84 oz Water
990 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 234 (s/b +400 to +500)

Moody on 01/13/2007:
Looks like you got a good workout in even without the jog or walk!! Have a great day!


monet0239 on 01/13/2007:
just a quick how do ya do? :).. hugsss


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2007:
we all have our days....even though we wish we didn't!


WorkingIt2 on 01/13/2007:
Great job on your exercise! YAY!


maria777 on 01/13/2007:
Good for you on your exercise!!! WTG!!! Big Smile!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/15/2007:
actually, most musicians I know don't concern themselves with a lot of makeup or any nailpolish. I don't see fake nails these days...only nailpolish. most musicians I see, no nail polish. I was getting my nails done because I was a teacher, and many teachers seem to like to wear nailpolish.



biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 12, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. --May Sarton

For my activity: NordicTrack 50 min/5.7 mi

Day 319 was good. Still no walk or jog.

3-Day Challenge goals for Thur: Water and exercise met, but not calories--thanks to six walnuts that I just had to have--hahaha! The challenge has served to get me going in the right direction, which is better done now than later!

Our weather's about to change from "mostly suitable for shorts" to "let's bundle up" for at least the next week. And possible sleet/freezing rain this weekend!

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


1885 cal * 59g Fat * 29g Fiber * 84 oz Water
795 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 126 (s/b +400 to +500)

smiley2 on 01/12/2007:
Hey! Glad to see you are doing well, keep it up! Great quote!! Hope you have a good weekend. Wx


hollybelle on 01/12/2007:
Good going! Love the quote, too! Wonder who May Sarton is? I'm gonna have to Google her!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/12/2007:
yep, it's constant learning; and definitely better now than later! I keep realizing that at 24, I'm in my mid 20s. I can't keep saying, "oh, I'll eventually look better!" It's about doing it now!!! Making those changes NOW!


maria777 on 01/12/2007:
Bundle up good!!! We had a warm, sunny day here today and supposed to be nice through Monday, then much cooler here, but only the Lord knows for sure!!!

As for the six walnuts you had, I know what you mean...I LOVE them, too, but they are so HIGH in cals!!! But have lots of FIBER!!! So that's good! Big Smile!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 11, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (32 min/3.3 mi)

Day 318 was good, though I didn't get in my jog or walk, again.

3-Day Challenge goals for Wed: Water and exercise met, but not calories.

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


1752 cal * 64g Fat * 38g Fiber * 108 oz Water
889 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 8 (s/b +400 to +500)

sasyredneckgirl on 01/11/2007:
biscotti good luck with getting the rest of your goals met for the week :). do you use any kind of program to figure your calories or do you figure them on your own. thinking you may have told me once but could have been someone else :).. have a GREAT day!!!


sharklover on 01/11/2007:
Thank you very much for the nice comment. It looks like you can be somewhat of an inspiration to me because our goals are very similar. 189 is also my highest weight and I would like to get down into the thirties eventually (after some long, hard work of course).

That three day challenge thing sounds like a really good idea!

Good luck!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2007:
Hey biscotti, nice job on calories! It seems that you have a good deficit going too!


WorkingIt2 on 01/11/2007:
I miss your quotes!!!


WorkingIt2 on 01/11/2007:
PS. have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 10, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 13 min/1.2 mi

Day 317 wasn't good. Didn't get in my planned activity. Miserable food day. Afternoon munchfest. Not enough water by a mile. At least it didn't continue into the evening. It couldn't--I was just wiped out generally, resulting in a crappy, crappy day all in all!

I am not letting myself off the hook, but this just isn't going to cut it. I realize I'm kind of trying to go from 0-80 in a short while. I'm not sore, so it's time for a "Kyrin-inspired" 3-day challenge (Wed-Thur-Fri) consisting of my above goals with the exception of the calories--I'd like to keep those at 1600.

Kyrin used to do these all the time and finally I tried it for myself, and they worked for me. I guess they help put things in a different light when you're just not where you want to be.

Good Luck To Me!!!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2637 cal * 81g Fat * 27g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-334 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -168 (s/b +400 to +500)

Moody on 01/10/2007:
Well as you know we all have those days..Good luck with your Kyrin inspired challenge!!


geevee on 01/10/2007:
You're not the only one having trouble getting back! It doesn't take long at all to re-establish some bad, unwanted habits as I did in Nov. and Dec. I just hate to think of how long it's going to take me to recoup and get back to where I was. To think I had gotten down to 128 in August! Up to 137 at the end of December. Absolutely pathetic, so DON'T follow in my footsteps!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 09, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 42 min/4.5 mi; Walk 20 min

Day 316 was good. Didn't do the jog.

I'm up a half-pound on my weigh-in today, the only surprise is that I'm not up more than that. I think this will be it for the increases for me, barring a complete meltdown!

As for my measurements I'm up a little over 2.5 inches overall--and on those I'm up nearly uniformly--the worst was my leg at an increase of 5/8 inch. Oh, and I'm back in deficit mode as of yesterday--woo-hoo!

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2145 cal * 91g Fat * 34g Fiber * 84 oz Water
+488 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -82 (s/b +400 to +500)

Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

Moody on 01/09/2007:
You are definitely the most organized person on here!! I think thats great and its something I strive for because I am the complete opposite! It's nice to know exactly where you stand on things; weight and measurements.

Great job working out!!



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