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biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 10, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 151.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=25.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Nothing

Day 286 was good. Not. And the day before that and the day before that, and so forth and so on . . .

On my weigh-in Tuesday I was still holding at 151 somehow. I'm going to start counting again and get some meaningful exercise/activity. I don't have a good excuse this time. But we all know how the losses slip away when you're not looking:-)

Below is a diagram of an invention to keep your dog's ears out of its food. It's a real patent (US Patent 4,233,942). Doesn't mean anyone ever produced it or marketed it.

Plan for today: NordicTrack, walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!

3204 cal * 154g Fat * 31g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-247 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -247 (s/b +400 to +500)

geevee on 12/10/2006:
Were you on my mind the past few days! I'm just glad that the cannister of the most luscious biscotti in the world was so small and only contained 6 huge pieces covered in rich dark chocolate and nuts. M-m-m-m-m. Control was out of the question! The other cannister of biscotti was so lacking in comparison that it presents no problem at all for me. Tasteeless.

However, I still have the Perugina, Ferrero Prestige, and Toblerone to deal with, plus a voracious son with a bottomless pit of an appetite.

monet0239 on 12/10/2006:
hehe.. this dog invention is cute.. have anything to keep my dogs fur around his mouth clean? he is a Bishon.. and every time he drinks.. his "beard" just drips and then when he eats after drinking.. it gets yucky looking..poor bebe.. we give him a bath every weekend..he just lokos like a snow ball when hes all clean.. hehe..

you have a great Monday.. hugs

borntocry on 12/11/2006:
That's too funny, that invention.

Thanks for the comment you left me. Always nice to hear an argument from the somewhat less pro-child camp. I also feel that I've just never been the type to have children, if that makes any sense. I suppose I always assumed I would, but have never really been able to picture myself with kids. People say I'm good with kids, but somehow I just can't see myself as a mother!

And I know what you mean about my husband... really, he isn't as bad as I portray him here because I tend to complain more about the things he does wrong than commend him for the things he does right. But I do sometimes worry about how he will adjust if he's no longer the center of attention. I think he'd be a great father but I can see things getting quite stressful for me, that's for sure.

And yes, my brothers will probably give my parents all the grandkids they could possibly want, so no worries there! To give them credit I think they really do just want the best for me and fear that I could end up with regrets later in life if I don't have kids while I can. I have to admit that I'm kind of worried about that too, which is the only reason I'm even considering it. So it's good to know that this hasn't been the case for you. Thanks for your input!!

tourguidebarbie on 12/11/2006:
I'm loving the invention... haha Barbie

Moody on 12/11/2006:
LOL How cute..why didn't I think of that? LOL

You are right..the losses can slip away from us too easily..but at least you are aware of that and I have faith that you will catch it.

WorkingIt on 12/11/2006:
LOL! What a funny picture. Looking forward to a fresh year to realign!

smiley2 on 12/12/2006:
Heheheheh what a funny invention! I guess it will work, but then i dont think my little doggie would want to eat at all if he has that on his ears hehe. Thanks for sharing though!

geevee on 12/12/2006:
Hi Biscotti - Unfortunately I threw away the empty cannister and don't remember the brand of the biscotti.You don't want to indulge in such good stuff anyway! The other I mentioned is like crumbled dry concrete.

Yes, I finally got a new roof after eight months.

biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 04, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 151.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=25.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Sun: NordicTrack 52 min/6.0 mi

Day 280 was good as far as exercise; foodwise it wasn't, but I found myself completely unable to eat the way I usually do at night--so that's a small victory. Gee, how could I--the way I'd been eating all day.

I threw out the Cinnamon Crumb Cake after taking a small bite on Friday morning. Funny, it tasted really odd. I rarely throw food out. It was for my own good!

Nevertheless, I feel good about my prospects for losing and exercising!

Plan for today: NordicTrack, walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!

3204 cal * 154g Fat * 31g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-247 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -247 (s/b +400 to +500)

monet0239 on 12/04/2006:
Good for you .. on throwing out the cake.. hehe.. big hugsss

maria777 on 12/04/2006:
Wow...I see you're already down some more! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!

geevee on 12/04/2006:
Hi Biscotti! Thanks for your cogent comment. Yes, the value of REAL card games is NOT lost on children, once they're exposed to actually participating in them. We had a few altercations during our games at the beginning. "Well, that's the way you do it on the computer."

WHAT? How is it possible to have fun playing cards on the computer? There is so much more involved in a card game!

Well, my kiddies are learning the difference, and they wouldn't leave me alone! I'm serious when I say WE played cards ALL day except for diversions like setting the dinner table, one of the novelties of living w/grandma. I think all they knew before they moved in, in October, was fast food take out.

Probably the fondest memory of my mother was playing either cards or board games with her EVERY single night after dinner. That was so much fun to me, and years later, it still is.

You know, w/Dish TV and its 1000 possibilites, in the past month and a half, we have NEVER watched ANYTHING together on TV! Isn't that marvelous? I think the kiddies are so burnt out on electronics without realizing it that they not only enjoy but have shown outright preference for person-to-person interchange.

This reminds me of your niece and problematical brother and wife. Whatever you can do will have long-lasting effect on the lives of both your niece and her child. It is truly amazing how effective even a little personal attention can have on the lives of others.

I know all about screwy, nutty brothers and their weird lives. Even my brother's friends referred to him as "Crazy Richard". Anything you can do to counter your brother's ill effects would be helpful.

Moody on 12/04/2006:
Sounds like you are getting back on track!! Good for you, keep it up!

WorkingIt on 12/05/2006:
Good job throwing out the cake. =)

smiley2 on 12/05/2006:
Cinnamon crumb cake......mmmmh i just really like the sound of that lol, its like all Chrismassy and festive lol ;) Thanks for the comment you left on my diary. I guess all we can do is our best....even if we dont look perfect in end, at least we will know that we tried with all we had.

hollybelle on 12/06/2006:
Hi. YEA - no more cake! Loved your quote about the perils of abandoning oneself to grief! Send some more our way as you come across them!

biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 01, 2006
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 151.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=25.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Nothing except for:
Tues: DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Days 274-277 were good. I'm up a pound on my weigh-in (Tues) and also on my measurements ever so slightly. I don't want to see that BMI go past 26 anytime soon again. I started counting, thus the numbers below for Monday--I think, but it's half-hearted. Today I will try again.

Yesterday I overate badly. It finally exhausted me. I haven't done that in quite a while--have to tuck it in the back of my mind for future wake-up calls--haha! I had to get out in a winter storm, which turned out to be not so bad driving-wise for the time of day. I stopped off for milk at Braum's and picked up a "Cinnamon Crumb Cake," which I proceeded to nibble on for a couple of hours 'til I'd eaten about one-third of it. I'm going to freeze the rest of it. I should know better, but I was curious as to how good it was. It was very good. All wholesome ingredients, real cinnamon, eggs, sugar, etc.

Anyway, I'm not back on track with exercise.

Plan for today: NordicTrack, walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!

1619 cal * 36g Fat * 16g Fiber * 84 oz Water
n cal Deficit * 0% Activities

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

geevee on 12/01/2006:
December is definitely NOT a good month!

WorkingIt on 12/01/2006:
Texas got it worse than we did! My former boyfriend sent me a text message that he was working a fatality accident :( so very sad! Now it is just FREEZING cold here. At least Texas will warm up way before Michigan LOL. Take care!

monet0239 on 12/01/2006:
hey sweets.. ok so it was good hehee.. shake it off. freeze it.. make in slices..lol.. then just get one slice every now and again.. so you dont eat alot at once. just a thought.. :).. drink that water.. wash it all away.. you'll be alright.. big hugssss and stay warm.. ok try to.. :)

Moody on 12/02/2006:
Glad that you got your errands done safely!

You asked what kind of muscle relaxants I take..they are called Flexerol.. (sp)...they work wonderfully but make me very sleepy so I can't take them unless I am home and staying there!

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!

n cal * ng Fat * ng Fiber * n oz Water
n cal Deficit * n% Activities

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!

n cal * ng Fat * ng Fiber * n oz Water
n cal Deficit * n% Activities

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!

n cal * ng Fat * ng Fiber * n oz Water
n cal Deficit * n% Activities

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!

n cal * ng Fat * ng Fiber * n oz Water
n cal Deficit * n% Activities

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!!!!

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