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biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 26, 2007
(<1900 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: NordicTrack 51 min/5.6 mi

Day 364 was good! Didn't get in my run/walk.

Weighed in again--down another pound!

Plan for today: NTrack, run/walk

Have a good day!

1859 cal * 74g Fat * 12g Fiber * 84 oz Water
837 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -27 (s/b +400 to +500)

greengirl on 02/26/2007:
Always nice to see a drop on the scales :0)

biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 25, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (24 min/5.3 mi); NordicTrack 12 min/1.2 mi

Day 363 was pretty damn good! Didn't get in my walk.

Weighed in today on a whim--down a pound! I need this. I had a really excellent food day yesterday--the first in a month of Sundays. I visualize myself on an even keel now. Yes, one day does not a success make, but it's a new start anyway:-)

Now for the weather report: We had a rare dust storm yesterday! You know it's happening because the sunny sky begins looking fairly odd. Sort of like a thunderstorm is coming but a little more eerie and unfamiliar. If you're out in it the visibility begins to get worse. I've lived in Texas my entire life and have experienced at least a half-dozen dust storms in 40 years, so it takes you by surprise when it happens. I've never lived in West Texas where they originate and are a little more prevalent.

This one ended up being pretty minor--I remember one when I was little where we had left the windows open and had been gone the afternoon of a dust storm followed by rain. There was red mud on all the window sills when we got home. Once I was caught in one, which was so bad it was more like a sand storm. I was walking home from some kind of practice--band or something--and I had no choice but to walk home, which took at least a half-hour. I had dirt caked in my scalp, my shoes, my ears and nose and I was wearing contact lenses--it was quite a rough trip home!

Plan for today: NTrack, run/walk

Have a good day!

1854 cal * 49g Fat * 34g Fiber * 112 oz Water
838 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -174 (s/b +400 to +500)

Donkey on 02/25/2007:
I think I would like to see a mild to moderate dust storm. Not to be driving in one, no thanks, but just to see what it's like. We here up north had snow. Wet, heavy, icy snow. At least you can't shovel dust, I assume.

Keep up the good work and have fun on your run/walk!

borntocry on 02/25/2007:
Yeah, I used to live in Saudi Arabia, and we had crazy dust storms all the time over there. It was quite eerie at first... but we got used to it.

Justine6Robert3 on 02/26/2007:
Very interesting, a dust storm. That is something we definetly wouldn't see here, it sounds like it would be something to see from inside a house!! That must have been unpleasant trying to get all of that dirt out of your hair, nose and ears when you got caught in that dust storm years ago!!!

I hope you had a great run!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 24, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Nothing

Day 362 was awful. At least it's over and I am regrouping. I'm powerless over snack crackers:-) That's not really funny, but they do "feed" my overeating. My appetite yesterday seemed to be from the depths of hell!

My day counting ends after Monday--whew! I started it to keep me showing up here, which worked--what a year!

Another day without exercise. I don't have an excuse for today so it won't be a problem to complete it. I'll schedule the running for tomorrow!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, walk

Have a good day!

4161 cal * 195g Fat * 18g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-1884 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -360 (s/b +400 to +500)

Justine6Robert3 on 02/24/2007:
I'm with you on the crackers. I have been doing okay at staying away from snack crackers lately although sneaking little tastes of chips is really been a problem for me!!! However, I made the mistake of packing my daughters lunches in the evening last week ( which is my weakest time with the "willpower" and urge to snack). I ended up taking little nibbles of the crackers and cheese I was preparing for her lunch snacks. I'm going to try to pack her lunch right after dinner when I'm full!!!

I didn't have a great day yesturday either for the calorie intake! I really find I do the worst on the week-ends. Maybe because I'm staying up later at night and that's when we usually give the kids their "treats" such as chips.

I love that you are able to have a bad day and just have a positive attitude the next and just get back at it!! Your plans for exercise today sound Great! I can't wait until the weather is nice so I can get outside for some exercise!

Hope you have a great day today and a nice run tomorrow!

greengirl on 02/24/2007:
I seem to have lost the ability to keep away from snacks this last couple of days too!!! Willpower has deserted me. Must get back to normal tomorrow!

mylifechanges on 02/24/2007:
don't beat yourself up over it....remember that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it. Take those frustrations and put them into great successes!

monet0239 on 02/24/2007:
Yip.. like me.. we need to shake it off and push onward!!... we can do it !!.. hugs

biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 23, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Nothing

Day 361 was good. Didn't get my exercise in, so the same is scheduled for today. Rest for a day is a good thing!

But today, so far, I've been a veritable shopvac with the food--yikes!

Plan for today: NTrack, run/walk

Have a good day!

2206 cal * 93g Fat * 14g Fiber * 0 oz Water
71 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -232 (s/b +400 to +500)

biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 22, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. --Hubert H. Humphrey

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (33 min/3.5 mi); Airdyne 7 min/1.6 mi

Day 360 was good. Didn't get in my walk. Good workout otherwise. Two days in a row with an actual deficit. I'm not complaining:-)

Plan for today: NTrack, run/walk

Have a good day!

2353 cal * 91g Fat * 50g Fiber * 56 oz Water
356 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -147 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/22/2007:
great question and definition!!! i'm drinking the fermented one!

geevee on 02/22/2007:
LOVE Humphrey's quote. He was as liberal as arch-conservative Wm Buckley is. I'll never forget an interview with Buckley in which he related how he happened to be on the same flight as Humphrey and how Humphrey was of such help to the "stewardesses" (it's that long ago!). I can't remember what the situation was, but what I do remember was how in awe it left Buckley to see Hubert in action and his feeling of what a wonderful person he was. I swear, he relived his amazement in the interview. You couldn't ask for a better endorsement than from a political arch-enemy!

Justine6Robert3 on 02/22/2007:
Thank-you for your comment a couple of days ago. That is a good idea to see if they can check my body fat. I'm not sure if they will just do it for me or if they will insist on booking me in for a full fitness evaluation. I would be curious to see where I'm at right now body fat wise to see if and where I should make adjustments. I would also love a personal trainer so they could give me specific exercise geared to my body type and problem areas. Ofcourse a personal trainer is rather costly and I think they would also want to charge me for the fitness evaluation!! Unfortunetly I don't have the extra money for all of that right now but maybe later. My entire family is in my sister's upcoming wedding so between dresses, tuxedo's, hair, wedding and shower gifts, I just don't have an extra right now. I'm still waiting to win the lottery, aren't we all!!!

Good job getting some exercise in today even if you didn't get the walk in!

I like the Humphrey quote!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 21, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Run 1 min/Walk 2 min X 10; Walk 45 min (in total)

Day 359 turned out to be a pretty good day.

Yep, that was running I did yesterday. Decided to go ahead and take the time to do a similar plan as I did when I started jogging. It can only help. And I thought I would feel like I was plodding through quicksand for the 30 min or so that it took. Nope, it went very quickly!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, walk

Have a good day!

2149 cal * 81g Fat * 25g Fiber * 56 oz Water
322 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -157 (s/b +400 to +500)

borntocry on 02/22/2007:
Yay! Well done!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 20, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For my activity: Airdyne 11 min/2.7 mi

Day 358 was typical of my days of late--sucked! It's getting old. And, no surprise, I'm up on my weigh-in. Four out of the last eight days over 3000 calories. Not doing measurements even though I planned on it. I can plan for a better day tomorrow--this one's nearly shot as well--that's all! If you're tired of reading sucky diary entries from me, well . . . I'm tired of writing them. So tomorrow won't be sucky--okay! And if they day itself turns out sucky, I'll just put a joke up along with my numbers--haha!

Operation Virtual Tummy Tuck :: The gap is closing--I'm about 2.5 inches away from being able to button the really old size 8 jeans.

The Airdyne exercise was yet another "test," but on this one I pushed myself like a peddling fool. It yielded me a "Good" on the scale for that test. This was the first time I'd done this particular one.

It's a good time for me to put up or shut up. Today. No more pussyfooting around!

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!

3084 cal * 160g Fat * 11g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-728 cal Deficit * 4% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -321 (s/b +400 to +500)

Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

borntocry on 02/20/2007:
Yeah! A little less conversation, a little more action!

greeneyedlady61 on 02/20/2007:
Thanks so much for your encouragement. I see you've done really well in your weight loss good for you! My BP today was 159/89 and my doctor about hit the roof. That's high especially since I'm on meds. Now he's thinking I have a thyroid issue which could be the reason for weight gain plus a lot of my other health issues!

sharklover on 02/20/2007:
Alright! I love the enthusiastic vibes I'm getting from this entry. I'll be looking forward to tomorrows un-sucky entry! :-) And you're almost into your size 8 jeans! That's wonderful!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/21/2007:
no, your doing alright. even though calories are high, the exercise seems to be constantly paying off big time!!! i guess exercise is the end all, be all factor. thankfully you continued with it over the binge days!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/21/2007:
binge days meaning high calorie days. lol.

biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 19, 2007
(<1900 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: Jog 12 min/Walk 15 min

Day 357 was so-so. I skipped most of my activity except I did my 12-min test and it was telling. Of course I didn't push myself either. I only made it .9 mile and that's with absolutely no walking during the test--Fair to Poor. In 30 days I'd like to see it improve to 1.1-1.2 mi, which would be "Good" for my age group. I really want to work on this.

Isn't it great to have room for improvement hahaha!

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

Have a good day!

2609 cal * 118g Fat * 39g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-196 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -338 (s/b +400 to +500)

borntocry on 02/19/2007:
Hi biscotti,

Good for you, girl! To be honest, I was actually planning to blow off my weight-lifting last night too. But after leaving you that comment, I knew you were going to go for your jog. So I had to fulfil my end of the deal, or live with the shame! I'm going to do the rest of my weights tonight...

greengirl on 02/19/2007:
Nice to know you are a Smiths fan. Morrissey was born in Davyhulme, Thats about five or six miles away from where I am, so he is very popular in the local area. Glad to see you have great taste in music LOL !!

geevee on 02/19/2007:
Hi Biscotti - I understand the point the book is making about keeping favorite foods around and eating them in moderation in order to avoid the feeling of denial and the resultant destructive binges. In fact, I did this months ago and have been fairly successful, but as I said, when the rare "carb" day comes, it's murder!

In the last week or two both the NYTimes and Newsweek have had articles on bingeing, and their definitions coincide with mine. I don't binge, but on occasion I do eat more than usual but not to the extent of feeling overstuffed and guilty and adding up to several thousand calories. Even on a "heavy" eating day for me, I am in control and doling out the goodies, not mindlessly stuffing handfuls of food in my mouth and eating non-stop. I think it's a problem for everyone who enjoys rich, high calorie, nutritious food like nuts, PNB, etc. who don't want to overdo it. I love chips of any kind but would never buy them, even at a fantastic sale price which I've seen and ignored. I only indulge in them at a party at someone else's house.

monet0239 on 02/19/2007:
hey sweets.. looks like your doing good.. nice goal you have.. and i believe you WILL make it :).. just keep on runnin.. :).. hugs

borntocry on 02/20/2007:
Hi biscotti,

I just read your comment to geevee about how you can't eat peanut butter straight out of the jar. Well, you know, neither could I, until I joined this site! I used to think it was crazy how Runner could eat peanut butter straight from the jar! And then geevee said something about how it's an American institution... anyway, I decided to give it a try, and now look at me! I couldn't keep it in the house for a long time. But recently I bought a jar of the organic kind, which I don't find as tempting, and did pretty well. I wonder if that means I'm strong enough for the commercial variety?

biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 18, 2007
(<1900 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:
Fri & Sat: Nothing

Days 355 & 356 weren't so great. Hell, I think I got all those numbers right. Seems like I ate alot more than that yesterday. Oh well, if I missed something and I remember it later, I'll update:-)

I pooped out on all my activity, which was just as well. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in a day:-) And sometimes if I can't get my exercise done at a decent hour, I'm just not going to do it at all.

Apparently I didn't want to jog badly enough. I really do want to get in the jog today:-)

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

Have a good day!

2773 cal * 95g Fat * 24g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-460 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -361 (s/b +400 to +500)

greengirl on 02/18/2007:
I wish there were more hours between 3pm and 6 pm. It would make my life a lot easier!!! Take care :0)

borntocry on 02/18/2007:
Yeah, go get in that jog, biscotti! And I'll try to lift those weights tonight... deal?

sharklover on 02/18/2007:
If you find a way to add more hours in a day, let me know! :-P

Thanks so much for the web pages! They are very helpful!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/18/2007:
Thanks for all of your comments!!! Sorry, but I will definitely continue listing my food intakes! lol! I always wondered why you didn't, actually! I'll look into seeing if that book is in the libary near me! I also don't exercise when it gets too late!

You see, I do like junk food, but not as much as healthy food. Sometimes, I just think of it as poison. Tonight, i decided to have a salad with dinner and it made me feel so good that I did, instead of just those shirataki noodles and egg or yogurt. I do not feel that any food is off-limits. However, those sugary, unhealthy foods are still too tempting to eat in moderation. My body craves the feeling it gets from a sugar rush! so, i'm still working on that! thank you for the comments!

biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 16, 2007
(<1900 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)

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. --Helen Keller

For my activity: NordicTrack 42 min/4.6 mi; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (31 min/6.9 mi)

Day 354 was good. Once again a day of improvement for my calorie count. I got in a great weight training workout yesterday (right on schedule--woo-hoo!) and will go jogging today for sure.

It was 17�F (-8�C) this morning. But the wind will be southerly by late afternoon, and we're supposed to get up to 70�F (21�C) by Tuesday. Not too bad, but pretty typical for us!

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!

2238 cal * 100g Fat * 13g Fiber * 84 oz Water
663 cal Deficit * 23% Activities

Running Wkly Def: -181 (s/b +400 to +500)

greengirl on 02/16/2007:
i had a good giggle at your comment about Jarvis. I must admit he's not my cup of tea. I always want to give him a good meal. He definately appeals to young girls tho!!! No accounting for taste LOL :)

Justine6Robert3 on 02/16/2007:
Great job on your exercise!! 21 C, sounds nice and cozy! I can't wait until it warms up so I can get outside with the kids more!

Moody on 02/17/2007:
What a great excercise day!! Good for you!

hollybelle on 02/17/2007:
Great comments from 2/13/07! I concur! Understand about the size 8 pants, too. I never thought I'd get back in 10s and I am - do I dare hope for 8s???? Maybe in Spring! Have a wonderful weekend.

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