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biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 27, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 150.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=25.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

It is dangerous to abandon one's self to the luxury of grief; it deprives one of courage, and even of the wish for recovery. --Henri-Frederic Amiel

For my activity: Didn't get in the planned NordicTrack workout the other day

Days 269-273 were okay. I have not been counting, but am picking back up with that today.

To add a positive note to my previous entry, while hanging out in the rehab area I had a physical therapy person tell me about a patient they had a while back who was 106 years old. She was accompanied by her (obese) 80 y/o daughter. And the reason the (slim) old woman (106 is pretty damn old don't you think--haha!) was there was to get back to her home following a hysterectomy. She had been a vegetarian most of her life and was apparently pretty fit for any age. Also she was able to return home earlier than scheduled. Inspirational to say the least.

Haven't been reading much, will try again to get back into it later on today.

Plan for today: NordicTrack, walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!

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

Moody on 11/27/2006:
Very inspiring!! Thanks for sharing! Take care of yourself...

smiley2 on 11/27/2006:
I like the quote, very true....and how inspirational indeed about the 106 year old lady!! Hope you have a wonderful day! Wx

borntocry on 11/27/2006:
Love your quote for the day - man, that's so true!!

WorkingIt on 11/27/2006:
Holy cow, a hysto at 106?? The fact that they would even perform such a surgery on someone her age is something else! Wow. The fact that her obese daughter has lived to be 80 is even amazing. Very interesting, thanks!

Scruffy on 11/27/2006:
Scruff was here :)

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 22, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 150.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=25.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Sun 11.12: NordicTrack 40 min/4.9 mi; Walk 10 min
Not much I'd count the rest of the time

Yesterday was Day 268, and it was good. I hit a new low on my weigh-in! And I finally got my NordicTrack back in working order--it's a bit like having an old friend return from a long absence--haha! It's just exercise equipment, but it's a good ol' workout! I had started an entry the day after I used it, but my motivation to write more/comment fizzled. I ended up being sore from "no NTrk" for about 8 days--in my upper thighs--it was ridiculous. I wasn't sore anywhere else.

I found my beloved Lean Cuisine Thai-Style Chicken. They were on sale and I bought all that they had. At least I know which store to zoom to when I run out--hahaha!

Life just sucks so much right now. The weight loss is probably a combination of just not eating regularly or getting any strength/aerobic training to speak of. I will be making a concerted effort to change this.

Also, while I've been in the thick of things, I've spent alot of time at a rehab facility (I'm not the victim, except of circumstance, haha, really though it's such an epic saga by now). At any rate, I observed some other patients who really made me think twice about my choices when I went to the grocery store and when I made my food choices at the end of the day. That sounds simplistic, I know. It was slight, but still it made me think.

There were two people who at first sight didn't look like they belonged. They were obese, yes. But they were close to my age. The man had a catheter, an ostomy bag and oxygen and was having to do his exercise from a wheelchair. He had clear weakness/non-use of one side of his body and you could see he was working hard to keep going. The woman was just obese and was using a bike thingy on the floor while sitting in a chair to just move. Someone told me later that she needed both knees replaced and was simply there to lose weight before she could be cleared for surgery.

Then, if you have the chance to go to a rehab hospital for any reason, the people who are "old," well none of them are remotely obese. The healthier ones are overweight, but not like the previously mentioned ones of my generation. It's a stark reminder, but if you ever hoped to live to a ripe old age--don't be obese! This just sounds like common sense, but it was an almost daily reminder for me at this time. I guess I needed to see it, sort of like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. It was that much "in my face." Of course time will tell. I will overeat again--but this seems to be a sea change in this journey for me.

Plan for today: NordicTrack

Have a lovely day!

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

Soon2BThin on 11/22/2006:
Funny you mentioned your thighs hurting (well, not literally funny, lol) but last week, after I had done my 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill for the first time in over a month, my upper thighs hurt so bad I couldn't even sleep well for 2 nights, I mean, I could not find a comfortable position to relieve the pain. I've NEVER had that much pain in my legs before, really scared me. But after a couple of days, it was better! Right away I had thought it was such a strange pain that maybe it was caused by something else, blood clots. I have this condition called Factor Five that causes a person to clot easier than others. That's why I had to quit my hormone replacement therapy. Anyways, I'm just rambling here, sorry. I hope things get better for you. You're right, we never see obese old people. Something to think about. Well, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/22/2006:
It looks like you are getting into the swing of things very well! I'm glad to hear you have equipment that works that you will be able to use again!!! Nothing beats working out at home instead of driving to a gym on a cold, blustery night!

maria777 on 11/22/2006:
Congratulations and hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!!!

Scruffy on 11/22/2006:
Sometimes the simple things hit us strongest.

Keep up the good work!


monet0239 on 11/22/2006:
Wow.. thanks for this .. it is a reminder if why we are all doing this.. :).. and trust me.. I needed the reminding.. having not lost any way in a month now..:(.. but still eating the norm low carb.. but I am thinking of having a high carb meal tomorrow.. just to kinda shock the system..lol.. but I onwt blow it.. :).. Ive lost to much to go back now.. congrats on your loss.. :).. and keep it up !!!.. have a great Thanksgiving.. hugss

smiley2 on 11/23/2006:
Good to see you back. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Wx

maria777 on 11/23/2006:
Happy Thanksgiving....again, CONGRATULATIONS to you on your progress! BIG SMILE!!!

borntocry on 11/24/2006:
Hey, Happy Thanksgiving! And congratulations on your new low! I'm so jealous! Sorry things still haven't sorted themselves out for you, though. At least you're losing weight as a result! When things go wrong in my life, I always resort to food.

Thanks for the comment you left me, and your encouragement. Always a plodder in the past, I've started trying to work on speed now to make every workout count, instead of just clocking up the "junk miles" which I think caused my knee injury last summer. So far so good!

Pity you aren't a Cowboys fan - they're doing great now without my beloved Bledsoe!

maria777 on 11/24/2006:
Hope you've had a wonderful day today! Big Smile!!!

maria777 on 11/25/2006:
Hope you've had another nice day! Big Smile!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 21, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 150.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=25.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.

Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 14, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 151.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.

Progress as of today: 38 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 07, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Nothing (but driving and walking)

Day 253 was good. I'm still counting days because it keeps me coming back.

I'm eating late because of the schedule I'm keeping lately. I'm spending time in a setting where food is not the object. I'll fill in later, once I can get some thoughts on paper first! Things have settled down a quite a bit, but I'm not doing any meaningful activity for myself so that's getting to be a drag. I miss it.

I have read a few of your diaries here and there, but I will try later today to make some comments.

I'm down from last week. I was down last Tuesday--I just posted it. I'm not counting calories, but as of yesterday, I'm writing it down in my little notebook. The though of going back to 169 is just not how I see me going, much less back to 189 for crying out loud!

Maintain for now is the name of the game--if I lose a couple pounds in the next month and don't get any physical activity to speak of, then it's because my lean body weight is suffering. Appetite's better too, thank goodness!

Thanks for your well wishes--I'll check in on you all later!

Plan for today: Walk

Have a lovely day!

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

Progress as of today: 37 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 11/07/2006:
Glad you are back to keeping track! And CONGRATS on being down!

Moody on 11/07/2006:
Congratulations on the loss! I am sure you will be able to maintain with no problem; just keep track of what you are eating.

monet0239 on 11/07/2006:
hey darlin.. good to see you.. hugssss

anewvue on 11/07/2006:
It is sooo good to see what your goals were and are....provides much encouragement! Impressive....

mattscat3295 on 11/07/2006:
Way to go on being down. You are doing such a wonderful job. I am sure you will do just fine. Keep up the good work.

Maria7 on 11/07/2006:
There's my Biscuit-Girl!!! Glad you are doing so well! Keep up the good work and <font color=red><b>CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!

smiley2 on 11/08/2006:
Its always a great feeling to lose some more weight...congrats!

Scruffy on 11/08/2006:
Scruff was here

tourguidebarbie on 11/14/2006:
keep up the great work!

maria777 on 11/15/2006:
Where are you???????? We miss you!!!!

Soon2BThin on 11/21/2006:
Where are you, Biscottibody?? You are missed. I haven't been here much lately to read but I sure noticed you are among the missing. Hope you're coming on back!

maria777 on 11/22/2006:
Hey, you're back! All right!!! Welcome back! And Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Again, on your progress, <font color=red><b>Congratulations to you!!!!!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 31, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.

biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 30, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Hope you are all doing well! I made the entry below before all hell broke loose in my life at the moment. Had a bit of a family crisis that's getting less stressful day by day--hope THAT continues, because I really need to be looking UP not down! I was able to get on and make an entry--that's always a positive! Not eating enough the last few days and virtually no exercise unless you count stress. Weight is down a pound today!

Ya'll take care and I'll catch up soon!

For my activity:
Mon, Tues & Wed: Nothing

Days 239, 240 & 241 were poor.

Thanks for all the fine comments on my last entry--I appreciate you all and your support.

I happened to look at a newsgroup for single parents, though I'm not a single parent. I was searching for something in another newsgroup and stumbled up on it there. So I read it for a couple of days--it's alt.support.single-parents in case you're interested. Although newsgroups aren't usually this way--run by a couple of people, it seems--this one on the surface appears to be. A couple of newbies were voicing their situations and they were just blasted. It looked like some other moderate voices were trying to chime in, but these others were sooo loud! Sometimes all people need to hear is, "I hear you!" Not just jump into explaining how wrong they are. They went out on a limb to be very vulnerable and then got attacked. Sad!

It's nice to have our more or less sane DDs to be able to commune with others who have ABOUT the same objectives (give or take) and who maintain a certain level of respect and support.

Plan for today: Walk

Have a lovely day!

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

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

maria777 on 10/30/2006:
Hope you're having a wonderful day today!!! Big Smile!

WorkingIt on 10/30/2006:
Congrats on the pound lost!

Moody on 10/30/2006:
Sorry to hear that things are stressful in your family right now; I hope that calms down soon.

borntocry on 10/31/2006:
Hope things calm down for you soon. Although you're lucky that you eat less when you're stressed. So at least your weight is down!

I know what you mean about the level of respect and support on this site. It's really quite impressive when you consider that there are people from all over the world, with different political/religious perspectives and yet we never seem to get into any fights! I wonder if this has anything to do with the apparently gender-specific nature of the board... or perhaps it's that we really are united by our common goals.

smiley2 on 11/03/2006:
Im sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time, hope it gets better soon. Hang in there!!!!

biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 23, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Sat: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (11 min/2.2 mi)
Sun: Nothing

Days 237 & 238 were okay!?!

On Saturday, my back abandoned me about midday--muscle spasms! I thought more than once about giving up on the workout, but I started it and it didn't feel any worse, so I got it all done except for the squats and the last set of ab work. It was looking like I'd probably be nursing the back spasms into yesterday, but apparently a little extra sleep (compared to the last night) did the trick. I feel like I dodged a bullet! I still didn't get in a ton of housework--just enough, but not really to the point of tidiness--haha! I only did a minimum of vac'ing on Saturday. I'm "tidiness challenged," if you know what I mean:-) And I hate housework!

In a way I have the same problem with the denial of the state of tidiness (or lack thereof) as I did with the state of my obesity way back when. I didn't really see how I could have felt so awful physically until I had a certain set of pictures developed. I didn't have the experience of people looking at me behind my back (or to my face) and saying how fat I was. I have a particular picture (taken mid-1990s) that I had put up on my refrigerator to remind me that I needed to lose weight. I weighed at least 185 (I'm 5'4"). I didn't really try until several years later. As a matter of fact I didn't "try try" until arriving here at DDs.

I've always carried my weight very well despite being "obese." People always thought I was about 10-15 pounds lighter than I actually was. My self-esteem has never been tied to my weight, that I can think of. It's not really now either. My personal fuss is more tied to, "What's it like to be out of the 'overweight' category and does it matter beyond a number?"

I'm sure I was a few steps away from being diabetic in 2000. I didn't want to take time and start exercising again at age 41, but I did. I kept an open mind and tried a couple of things I had at hand. I felt fortunate to jog--still do, and it didn't kill me, so I kept going. I had been quite fit just a few years before.

For myself I need to keep going FORWARD now. I don't think someone's out there pointing at my butt and asking why it's so big:-) Even if there is, I can't do anything about them, just as I can't do anything about someone loitering outside of walmart muttering under their breath, "Ooohh baby, nice ass, I'd like to have some of that!!!" I don't really think of walmart as a pickup's delight, but if you're desperate for a piece of ass, I guess it's as good a place as anywhere to get lucky--hahaha!

I'm kind of at that point where I could just take it or leave it--continuing to work at this. I could easily just stay where I am, backslide a little, give up a little, and be back to about 20 pounds heavier in no time. It's a struggle everyday lately. (I'd just about kill for the metabolism I had at age 30!) I'm not giving up for today--reassessing, but not giving up!

Plan for today: Not committing to anything at this time:-)

Have a lovely day!

Sat: 2740 cal * 101g Fat * 15g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-229 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

Sun: 2216 cal * 73g Fat * 29g Fiber * 28 oz Water
40 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -233 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/23/2006:
I doubt someone like you would give up!!! YOu have so much more knowledge about food and diet than you probably did years ago!!! It's impossibly to revert back to how you were when You are the one that has changed! Keep up the fabulous work! I appreciate all you helpful comments! We all have our struggles, day in and out! some people deal with them better than others. However, everything in life serves to make each of us a better person. Keep going, you will be thankful in the end!

Moody on 10/23/2006:
I loved your entry today~its nice to get to know a little more about you! Reassessing is a good thing; reflecting on where we were and where we are now and where we would like to be. You are too strong to give up and have come too far; and have given so much inspiration to me and so many others here.

Sorry to hear about the back! Ouch~I understand only too well about muscle spasms and they suck! Is your back all the way better or are you still have some twinges? Be careful and don't over do anything!

smiley2 on 10/24/2006:
Whatever you do, dont give up!!!! You have come too far to give up now! Weight loss and healthy eating shouldnt be done just to lose weight...its a lifestyle change...a choice you have to want to live with for the rest of your life. You must feel so good that you want to practice its principles each day. And there will be days you fall of th wagon, but you are only human, so that will happen. I liked your talk about Walmart hehe! Hope your back gets better soon.

geevee on 10/24/2006:
Oh, boy! Can I relate to this entry. I had don't nothing at all about my weight until I joined DD's. Denial? Oh, yeah. I came across a photo of me at about 160. What a gut I had and at the time, didn't realioze it. And you're right about letting up. You'd pack on twenty pounds so quickly. Hey, you know how I've been battling since Jan. 1st when I was just 5lbs. over my goal. A few days ago it was 8lbs. and today back to 7. There are no free days, yet I continue to take them and sabotage my good intentions.

WorkingIt on 10/24/2006:
I hear you loud and clear!!!

borntocry on 10/25/2006:
I loved reading this entry too - you are normally so succinct! We have those Walmart types all over here in France, and I can't help but wonder whether anyone ever actually takes them up on their offers.

Thanks ever so much for the comment you left me. I had forgotten that you're a Texan! But not a Cowboy/Bledsoe fan, I see. Though you seem quite well-informed all the same! I was awaiting Parcell's press conference today with bated breath, but the news was bad. Bledsoe won't play again this season! I shall certainly have to rely on your link to The Ticket to feed my obsession.

biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 21, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Nothing

Day 236 was good. I did poorly on my plans, but to be honest, it could have been much much worse foodwise. I was hungry. No activity, but I was slightly sore from the day before, so I took a break. I've been letting myself off the hook with it all, but I'm not worried, yet:-) Sure I'd like to be "on track" day in and day out. I guess I'm just not setting it up all that high on my list of priorities. The one thing I don't want to continue to give myself a break on is my circ wkt--it's vital that I do it on schedule.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog, walk; housework???

Have a lovely day!

2377 cal * 85g Fat * 19g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-21 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -330 (s/b +400 to +500)

Moody on 10/21/2006:
Thanks for all you wonderful information yesterday you gave me!

You have been kicking butt lately on your workouts!! I know what the Airdyne is now that you explained it to me; thats awesome that you get on there and ride so much! My friend has one and I can't stay on there very long without getting absolutely exhausted; so good for you for going all those miles!!

WorkingIt on 10/21/2006:
Nice to take a good and planned break once in a while to prevent massive burnout. I love your dedication to your exercise and monitoring your intake!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/21/2006:
thanks for the vitamin comments. I am not currently taking any, but maybe I'll try it out...looking into ones that are good for acne/skin/dry skin as well. I had once bought fish oil/omega vitamins as well as multivitamins. For some reason, I stopped taking them. I felt like they didn't have any effect on me...but i'm gonna look into what else I can do for my skin! perhaps a vitamin...

smiley2 on 10/22/2006:
I believe that when your body tells you its hungry, you should eat....and dont feel guilty about it. Remember its a lifestyle change and its not going to be pefect. You are doing a great job so give yourself a pat on the back for that! Housework really qualifies as exercise, its amazing all the muscles you use when you do ordinary activities like sweeping etc.

Thanks for the comment you left me. If i think back now, i should have just hung up, but at that moment i was afraid that he might drive to our house and make a scene or endangerou us in some way. I wish i can just give him a big whack with a extra large baseball bat lol hehe!

biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 20, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Airdyne 43 min/10.1 mi

Day 235 was good. Still didn't get my jog in, or my walk.

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

2191 cal * 76g Fat * 23g Fiber * 84 oz Water
246 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -280 (s/b +400 to +500)

rjf on 10/20/2006:
Congrats on another good day. Ok...I have to ask....how do you get the color??? *smiles*

maria777 on 10/20/2006:
Well, I see that you got plenty of water in!

Good plan for today.

Hope you're having a lovely day, too! Big Smile!

rjf on 10/20/2006:
<FONT COLOR="#9805c9"> I did it!!! Thanks for the info. *smiles* </FONT>

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