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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 05, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 165.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Eat less, exercise more, repeat forever. --Unknown

For my activity:
Fri & Sat: Walk 65 min each day
Sun: Walk 53 min
Mon: Nothing

Days 88 & 89 were 2 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--both accomplished.

Day 90 was 1 for 2 for my routine. Walk only.

Day 91 was 0 for 2 for my routine.

I weighed in on Saturday and was down a pound and am down an additional half-pound today. On my measurements, I'm down 5/8-inch overall.

I'm going to do a 4-day challenge (T-W-Th-F) with goals consisting of <60g fat, 100 oz water/day, at least 1000-cal deficit/day. (The LB exp is on hold for the time being.)

We've had a reprieve from the heat so far this spring--lots of rain, but it's fixing to get really hot and I expect summer will be well entrenched about 10 days from now. I would have been acclimated to the heat by this time most years, but since it's been so wet, it's going to be humid and hot 'til everything dries out a bit. Lovely!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good food day!


2337 cal * 81g Fat * 17g Fiber * 56 oz Water
142 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def (11 Days): -252 (s/b +400 to +500)

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 06/05/2007:
LOVED the joke from Friday! I remember I intended to tell a joke on here once in awhile, but I forgot it! We'll have to revive that effort! Good effort on your part with the exercise and calories.


greengirl on 06/05/2007:
You are on a roll biscottibody. Good day to you too!!


Scruffy on 06/06/2007:
Scruff dropped by :)


Zeppy on 06/06/2007:
hey - you're still around I see! Still struggling with attaining your goal weight too I take it? How long does it must it take? Why are we prolonging the process? I want to live a life without worrying about my weight/body image 24/7. Seriously, I've wasted my youth dieting and being depressed... I self-medicate with food when I'm stressed etc - that's my thing I'm yet to overcome... Was I really one of the first members here?? When did you join this site?



biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 01, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 65 min

Day 87 was 2 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--both accomplished.

Not all activity accomplished. Again. I hope to get my extended calorie-tracking updated soon. The experiment thus far is hit and miss.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, jog/walk

This guy in a bar kept noticing a woman, always alone, who would come in on a fairly regular basis. After the second week, he made his move.

"No thank you," she said politely. "This may sound rather odd in this day and age, but I'm keeping myself pure until I meet the man I love."

"That must be rather difficult," the man replied.

"Oh, I don't mind too much," she said. "But, it has my husband pretty upset."

Have a good day!


2307 cal * 86g Fat * 23g Fiber * 28 oz Water
161 cal Deficit * 7% Activities

Running Wkly Def (6 Days): -254 (s/b +400 to +500)

Soon2BThin on 06/02/2007:
Loved the joke! Thanks! Great job on the exercise. Hope you have a great weekend!


Donkey on 06/02/2007:
Thanks for your comment and for backing me up. It's so ironic how defensive people get when you point out their diet denial. I guess some people just don't want to hear the truth. I happen to be blunt, and I don't sugar-coat my words. I'm glad you can understand where I'm coming from.


greengirl on 06/02/2007:
LOL on the joke!!! Have a good weekend :)



biscottibody59 - Thursday May 31, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Nothing

Day 86 was 1 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--breakfast only.

Actually I was up 1.5 pounds on my weigh-in yesterday.

I didn't get any exercise in yesterday.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, Airdyne, jog/walk

Have a good day!


3528 cal * 156g Fat * 37g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-1196 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def (6 Days): -254 (s/b +400 to +500)

maria777 on 05/31/2007:
Good exercise plan! Hope you've had a good day! Big Smile!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 30, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sun: Walk 10 min
Mon: Nothing
Tues: Driving 3 hrs

Day 83 was 1 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--walk only.

Day 84 was 0 for 2 for my routine.

Day 85 was 1 for 2 for my routine--breakfast only.

I'm up a half-pound on my weigh-in today--I missed my regular Tuesday weigh-in. On my measurements I'm up nearly a quarter-inch from the last time I took them--2 weeks ago.

I'm trying something new--I'm so disgusted with the state of my middle-aged gut, which had diminished accordingly at about 150#. (Now it seems even more persistent than ever.) I just have to do something. It's not draconian, but it's something that can be a life change, though my track record with these things isn't all that great. I'm trying to think for the future. I don't want to be broken down, out of breath and fat when I'm 60 and beyond.

I don't usually give a rundown of what I eat, but here's what I had on Monday: 1 bun-length hot dog on wheat bun with onions and mustard, 12 smarties, 3 svgs of flavored tea (mango), 2 chicken tacos, 3 oz cashews, 1 sm peach, 1 c salad greens + 1/2 c celery + ranch dressing, 1 mud pie ice cream bar, 100 cal DrPepper, 7 hot wings, 6 oz rice pudding, 1 cup coffee + 5 oz milk (2%), 3 oz cheddar cheese, 12 oz 100% grape juice.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


2436 cal * 97g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
81 cal Deficit * 7% Activities

Running Wkly Def (5 Days): -254 (s/b +400 to +500)

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!


biscottibody59 - Sunday May 27, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 165.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Fri & Sat: Nothing

Day 81 was 1 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--breakfast only.

Day 82 was 0 for 2 for my routine.

More of the same. Pooped out on the exercise--of course I did some housework and a little bit of other routine activities, so I did a little!

I'm going to try again to get in all my activity today.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


1955 cal * 54g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
728 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def (2 Days): -254 (s/b +400 to +500)

Soon2BThin on 05/27/2007:
That's the trick! Keep on trying! It's so hard to get started, I know. Don't give up! You can do it! Have a good week!


maria777 on 05/27/2007:
Looks like you're getting in some good exercise! That is REAL GOOD!!! Big Smile! Hope you have a good day!


greengirl on 05/27/2007:
Good luck with the routine this week. Have a great day :o)


geevee on 05/28/2007:
I just read what you wrote about the wrist test to determine whether one is large, medium or small boned and tried it. My thumb completely covered the nail of my middle finger! There is no way that I would consider myself "small boned"! I have been "chunkY all my life, never slim or slender even in the days when I was at my smallest at 117. Having heavy legs does that!



biscottibody59 - Friday May 25, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 165.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 65 min

Day 80 was 1 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--walk only.

I'm writing down and tracking my food today. It's a mixed bag, but this morning I did get a good breakfast for once! A bit rainy out, but I'm hoping to get in a short walk at the very least--walkwise!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


1955 cal * 54g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
728 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def (2 Days): -254 (s/b +400 to +500)

maria777 on 05/25/2007:
Wow...walking for 65 minutes is a LOT! WTG! Looks like you have an outstanding plan for today! Big Smile!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/26/2007:
walking is great exercise...sometimes the body needs rest from all other types of exercise!


maria777 on 05/26/2007:
Thanks for your comment...in answer to your question...I think I'm medium...why that question? (curious) As for height, I'm 5'8"...so that is what I put into the bmi calculator...?



biscottibody59 - Thursday May 24, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 165.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 60 min
Wed: Walk 65 min

Days 78 & 79 were 1 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--walk only.

I've been eating with relative reckless abandon--haha! It'll come to a screeching halt soon. I have no interest in writing it down (as of today) or tracking it as of last week. It happens like this every so often. It's not worth fighting. And of course I have to get back to weight training in the next few days too. That's life!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


1955 cal * 54g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
728 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def (2 Days): -254 (s/b +400 to +500)

maria777 on 05/24/2007:
I KNOW that you can get back on track and get back to that 150 you were at in Nov 2006....are you under a lot of stress? Just feel hungry...have cravings? Once you get back on track, it will get easier to resist eating unwisely...I KNOW you can do it! Have a good evening!


Justine6Robert3 on 05/24/2007:
I do love your attitude of just not fighting it and than moving on!!! I also had a horrible day today, I had chips, chocolate, I over ate for all of my meals, you name it I was stuffing it in my face. I've been a little off track the last couple of weeks, I need to get myself back under control!!!! I have been doing fitday....well, on most days! I think I need to start making entries more consistantly here again, it seemed to work for me. I know you can get it back under control and I think your totally right.....sometimes we just have to let it happen and then move on!


smiley2 on 05/25/2007:
Hang in there....some days we just have to ride the eating frenzies out, wait for it to pass...Wx


hollybelle on 05/25/2007:
Good advice above - I'll just say "Ditto"!


hollybelle on 05/25/2007:
Good advice above - I'll just say "Ditto"!


Soon2BThin on 05/25/2007:
Isn't it strange how sometimes we have that great urge to eat right, exercise and lose the weight, and everything just falls into place, and then it goes away and we're lost in a sea of bad eating and laziness??! I don't understand it but I know you'll get back on track soon. Like you said, there's no use fighting it, just do the best you can for now. Have you read Dr. Oz's book yet "You: On a Diet"? It explains so much how our bodies work with the foods we eat and the exercise we do. I've never read a book like this before about dieting so if you have time, I highly recommend it. Just hang on, in time, it will happen. And have a great weekend!


greengirl on 05/25/2007:
You are not daft biscottibody. When it's time to call a halt you will do it, for the sake of your health. Have a good weekend :o)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 22, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 165.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Tues: Walk 60 min
Wed: Walk 45 min
Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun: Nothing
Mon: Walk 60 min; Yard cleanup 30 min

Days 71 & 72: Walk only. Days 73-76 were 0 for 2. I did take a long time grocery/miscellaneous shopping on Saturday, but since I also slacked off on counting, it's of no consequence.

I painted and refurbished a mailbox, but that was hardly physically demanding.

Day 77 was 1 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--walk only.

Just a quick update. I'm down 2 pounds on my weigh-in today. (I am back to LOST more than GAINED since I started.) I'll do measurements next week. I've just been thinking things over and I'm rather content with where I am at the moment. Neutral. I've been procrastinating like a big dog and so, what other result can I expect from my behavior. I hate that I can't get into my favorite shorts, but that's not really the end of the world for me:-) Maybe it should be! *shrugs shoulders*

I'm not going to beat myself up, I don't even feel bad. Feeling bad or disgusted with myself simply doesn't motivate me. In fact I'm still pretty pleased that I haven't gained even more. I made the end of last week a little more stressful than it needed to be and I didn't do any activity to speak of.

My motivation has to come from knowing that I'm furthering my health and well-being to the fullest extent. I'm not doing that RIGHT NOW--it will come in time. Or not. If I go so far out of the groove and don't recognize it, then I deserve whatever I get, right?

I just have to go with the flow for the time being, I'm not going to force myself--just yet.

Oh, about the "private challenge"--God I hope I don't win it--Yikes!

Interesting op-ed: Death by Veganism. Keep in mind it's an op-ed, I haven't explored the claims made.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


1955 cal * 54g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
728 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def (2 Days): -254 (s/b +400 to +500)

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

borntocry on 05/22/2007:
Hi biscotti,

Interesting article on vegan parenting. My initial response would have been to agree wholeheartedly, but I know that's easy for me to do because I'm not vegan. But I do feel irritated when people say things like, "What are you going to do when you have kids - you're not going to raise them as vegetarians too, are you?" Of course I wouldn't force my kids to be vegetarian, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to give them meat either. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that because I feel they can get all the nutrients they need from other animal products like eggs and milk. But I guess if I were vegan I might have a problem with that. And then there's the claim that vegan breast milk lacks omega-3 fatty acids, in which case it isn't enough for vegan mothers to feed their kids animal products - they have to actually eat fish themselves in order to give their kids the best start in life?! That seems a bit much to me. Surely one could just eat a bunch of walnuts or take omega-3 supplements instead?

Thanks for your comments, by the way, especially on my link to the picture - yes, that's my hubby! And we thought it was bad picture too (taken at work)!

As it happens, I went with the black olives on my pizza, though I can see what you mean about the utility grade taste. On a side note, it never occurred to me how weird tuna is as a pizza topping (I know you didn't comment on it but everyone else did). I've never had it on pizza myself but it's very common here! Oh well, at least French babies are getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in their breast milk! ;)


maria777 on 05/22/2007:
Hey, there! Congratulations to you on your progress!!! BIG SMILE!!!


Soon2BThin on 05/22/2007:
If my memory serves me, you were the one who recommended the book "Worst Pills, Best Pills" awhile back to me. Anyway, you may have saved my life! I read that the Avandia I was taking was bad for ANYONE! No one should be taking it, they said. So I stopped taking it. I thought my diabetes wasn't that bad anyway and I could go back to controlling it with diet and exercise. Now it's all over the news that it could cause heart attacks in some people!! Anyway, now I am taking apple cider vinegar everyday because I read it was good for lowering blood glucose. And I guess it's working because my readings are doing very well. So I just wanted to thank you (unless it wasn't you, then I'm embarrassed) Funny how some things we say here could be saving someone's life without us even knowing it! Thanks again!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 15, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 45 min; Sawing/bundling limbs 45 min; Airdyne 17 min/3.9 mi

Day 70 was 1 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk--walk only.

An absolutely horrific weigh-in today. I am tough--I can take it, but if my weight is up AGAIN next week, well I might just go off the deep end, ya' know!

And as for measurements, I'm up a little more than 2 inches overall from last week--so I have nothing there either. The only thing I have is a good feeling about getting back into exercise--it'll have to sustain me until I get back on track otherwise.

I know I need to dial back the eating several notches. And I think I can do that--at least for this week. The one thing I think I've cinched is getting that long walk in nearly daily--it's a good time for me to forcibly divert my attention.

Plan for today: A little bit of yardwork/bundling limbs, NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


1955 cal * 54g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
728 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def (6 Days): -254 (s/b +400 to +500)

Progress as of today: 21.5 lbs lost so far, only 24.5 lbs to go!

borntocry on 05/15/2007:
Man, what is happening to all of us lately?


maria777 on 05/15/2007:
You are not by yourself...someone brought me a BOWL of homemade brownies and I ate about half of them!


weightlossyoyo on 05/15/2007:
Your exercise today was execellent, good job! Don't worry about 2.5 lbs that could just be water retention, pay close attention to salty and high carb foods the day before a weigh in, and be sure to drink plenty of water.


smiley2 on 05/15/2007:
Dont lose faith in yourself!


geevee on 05/16/2007:
You're going to be the uncontested winner of our private challenge if you don't WATCH OUT!


maria777 on 05/16/2007:
Hope you're having a good day...you can do it!


Soon2BThin on 05/16/2007:
I know how you feel about the weight going up. I know it's just a number but it makes me angry when mine goes up again. I try thinking of it when I exercise and that way, I feel like doing more. And keeping busy with whatever I can do keeps me from eating so much. You can do this, get back on the wagon and remember, baby steps! Have a great Thursday!


maria777 on 05/18/2007:
Hope you are having a wonderful day today! Big Smile!


geevee on 05/18/2007:
Fri. - Hey! Check out BTC's comment to me yesterday and my answer to her today. LOL!


maria777 on 05/21/2007:
Missing your entry! Hope you've had a good day!



biscottibody59 - Monday May 14, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 165.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
NordicTrack 21 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (9 min/2.1 mi); Sawing/bundling limbs 25 min; Walk 15 min

Day 69 was 1 for 2 for my routine--good breakfast and walk. So I got in all my planned activity except the jog. I'm proud of my effort for a change!

Plan for today: A little bit of yardwork/bundling limbs, Airdyne, jog/walk

Have a good day!


2990 cal * 124g Fat * 46g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-181 cal Deficit * 19% Activities

Running Wkly Def (5 Days): -450 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/14/2007:
your plan looks great! keep it up! I'm glad you accept me allowing you to have dessert! haha


weightlossyoyo on 05/14/2007:
Everything looks good keep up the good work!


greengirl on 05/15/2007:
Well done on getting your activity in. Hope you have a good day, too!!



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