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biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 09, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

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


Cheese--milk's leap toward immortality. --Clifton Fadiman

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (46 min/10.4 mi)

Day 347 was good. My weight's up a half-pound. Again.

Okay this entry marks the last time I "talk" about my weight (for awhile). I'm not going to bring it to attention in other words:-) I'll continue to track it here as I go, but I'm finding it awfully boring. I know my activity and continued progress with weight training and jogging is what I'd rather focus on. And staying healthy while doing it.

Of course I need to cut calories--I just haven't been ready to be that focused yet. I'll do that, but my #1 fear is feeling deprived, even if it's perceived deprivation. It's a recipe for disaster for me. I guess my #2 fear with moving in the direction of 140 is continuing to cut calories to maintain.

Having said that, I'm going to focus on losing 1 pound/week, which, if all goes well, will put me at 140 in early June. Last year about this time I was trying to figure out how to get out of the rut of 169ish--and I'm thrilled I'm not doing it again this year. It's time to move forward!

Just an FYI for those in the US--Daylight Saving Time takes effect on March 11.

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


2344 cal * 102g Fat * 17g Fiber * 84 oz Water
302 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 97 (s/b +400 to +500)

geevee on 02/09/2007:
Do I know all about maintaining!!! I didn't do it for very long at all. That I was able to stay within 5lbs. of my goal weight for a year, in retrospect, was a sheer miracle. It's a slippery path, Biscotti. You can never let up. Here I am in the mid-130's struggling! If I ever break into the 120's again, I'll feel like one of those emaciated runway models. There are NO short cuts.


borntocry on 02/09/2007:
Yeah, I don't talk about my weight much either. Only if it's bizarrely high or low, and even then it's more because I feel like it would be hypocritical to pretend that I haven't even noticed it.

I know what you mean about the fear of deprivation. That always used to stand in my way. I used to worry that if I let myself get too hungry, it would lead to a huge binge (which it often did in the past). But I think I was using deprivation as an excuse for this kind of behaviour. It was almost like I accepted that as an inevitable part of dieting. You're so right about the notion of "perceived" deprivation. If I'm "on a diet", well then I MUST be deprived, right? I try to banish those thoughts from my mind. You know how people sometimes say that they're so busy or having so much fun that they "forget" to eat? Well, I try to do the same. I try not to think about food. That's a hard one for me because what with my interest in cooking and all, I'm OBSESSED with food. But I try to keep my mind off it. Focus on work, running, spring-cleaning, etc.

As for the motion-control shoes, the jury is still out. Apparently knee problems can be caused by over-pronation, and the motion-control shoes will correct that. I don't know if I have that problem, but supposedly up to 80% of female runners do (this sounds hard to believe, I know - I have my doubts too) so I thought I'd give them a try. So far I feel like I've noticed a slight improvement but that could be due to the glucosamine which I just started taking, or the placebo effect...


geevee on 02/09/2007:
"Long term maintenance guru". HYSTERICAL! Oh, if it were only true.

After 2�hrs. perparing the eggplant lasagna that wonderful idea of having a clean floor has fallen by the wayside. Another day perhaps. And here I felt so motivated early in the morning when I had the zip to ride my bike. I think the lesson is that if anything is going to be done, it has to be done early.

I have tried 20min. cleaning "spress" and made fantastic progress. After 7 days, working in just one area, I could definitely see a marked improvement, and then I got bored with it. I'm sorry, I just don't find housework interesting and I'm not compelled to do it. And to think how slothful I felt when I cut down from daily cleaning for at least three hours when my kids were young to 5hrs. once a week.

Now it only happens when the house gets really dirty. No big deal. Tomorrow is another day.


Justine6Robert3 on 02/09/2007:
Thank-you for the comment. Yes, the doctor did say its a similiar reaction to your lymph nodes in you neck swelling up when you get sick. No, there are definetly no ants living here in the winter, however they will be back as soon as the weather warms up.

Luckily, our house backs onto water (man made by our builder) and we have crazy amounts of toads hopping around out back that take care of lots of the bugs, especially the mosquitos!! I know alot of woman don't like frogs, snakes, lizards and reptile like creatures but I guess I'm "unique" I love them. My father only had daughters and we used to go camping alot so he made sure my sister and I were not afraid of many creepy crawlers. We even had pet snakes, tree crabs, rats, etc. I had a 5 ft pet Iguana when I got married. My weakness is spiders, I'm a total girl around them, YUCK! I don't want my kids to fear them so I don't react the way I want to when the kids are around. My daughter loves all "nature" and she saves bugs, toads and everything. She says we can't kill or hurt "nature", she's so cute!!

As for you feeling bored and being afraid to cut your calories because your afraid you'll feel deprived, I know what you mean. I'm very new to all of this calorie counting and eating healthy. I'm afraid I will get bored over time and binge on all the wrong food. I'm trying to still allow myself to have small amounts of the things I crave. I think if I have just a little and its earlier in the day its not so bad. I think eating the "junk food" at night obviously does more damage. Ofcourse that's exactly when I want munchies is in the evening!!

Anyway, I don't think you should deprive yourself of anything or you will end up bingeing!! I'm sure you already know this you have been at this for alot longer than myself! I think your doing great with your calories and your regular exercise! I guess you'll know when your ready to make the change and cut your calories. Slow and steady, right?! I know you can get to those 140's by June!!

Borntocry is very right, if you keep busy, you will have less time to think about food!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 08, 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)


Few minds wear out; more rust out. --Christian Nestell Bovee

For my activity: NordicTrack 48 min/5.7 mi

Day 346 was good. My weight's up a half-pound. Slightly better day foodwise. Still a little too hungry at times.

I am so glad I've gotten back to the weight training--the scale may not favor me, but I feel like a million bucks, relatively speaking:-) Tighter, stronger, firmer. No back pain. No soreness. It's all good.

I'll still weigh every day as planned. Just have to say that what's emerging from my consistent weight training, which has been a scant month, has nothing to do with the scale. For today anyway:-)

Plan for today: Circuit workout, Airdyne, walk

Have a good day!


1959 cal * 69g Fat * 42g Fiber * 56 oz Water
660 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 25 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/08/2007:
sorry it wasn't the best of food days! however, you are improving! just try to keep your mind occupied!


mylifechanges on 02/08/2007:
wow..your diligence in strength training is amazing! You should be really proud of yourself!! Keep going!


sasyredneckgirl on 02/08/2007:
Biscotti.. Its so great that your are feeling soooooo goooood!! keep up the good work :):):)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 07, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 41 min/4.7 mi

Day 345 was good. No change in weight today. I ate like a hungry idiot yesterday. It was all good, I'm just not going to lose weight eating like I did. Even if I cut the amount of food in half, it was stuff I don't normally eat. It's like I need to establish a new benchmark and not fret that I can never eat those kinds of foods again. I just can't eat them now while I need to be serious about my food choices. I have a plan for my food today.

For your amusement, if you haven't heard about it--the unfortunate astronaut love triangle. The alleged players: female astronaut--male astronaut--female non-astronaut--all US military personnel.

I had no idea that astronauts wore diapers. They wear them on launch and re-entry. And apparently when they take a long road trip with the intent to kill their rival in a love triangle. Yikes!

It's funny that after all this time of astronauts being ingrained in our popular culture that little factoid escaped me. Or maybe NASA didn't want the public to know. Anyway, the astronaut in question has been married 19 years and has three children--one a teenage son. Can you imagine what he's going through--"Ya' mother wears NASA diapers!"

So she takes off on a 900-mile trip to deal with her rival in a "love triangle" armed with a BB gun and a box of diapers (NASA issued perhaps), among other things. I thought I was paying little attention to this story simply made for February sweeps, yet I found out that she actually had two used diapers in a garbage bag when they finally arrested her. Wouldn't it have been just as easy to go to a bathroom when you stopped to gas up the car?

If she loses her job, at least she can become a spokesperson for Depends:-)

This is a woman who was a test pilot for crying out loud--she's apparently trained to fly 30 different aircraft. In her defense, several of the astronauts killed in the Columbia accident just about three years ago were her training mates for the astronaut program. I imagine survivor's guilt will be part of her defense.

A sad, yet amusing, story all around.

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


2811 cal * 100g Fat * 49g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-145 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 28 (s/b +400 to +500)

borntocry on 02/07/2007:
For some reason I was also really hung up on the fact about the diapers. It's like I was reading the rest of the article but not really paying attention because all I was thinking about was the diapers...

I have also found that I just can't incorporate certain things into my diet, even in small amounts, but at the same time I don't believe in total deprivation. So I just try not to replenish my stocks of certain items, for as long as I'm trying to "be serious". That way they're not exactly "forbidden" but they're not lying around tempting me, either.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/07/2007:
i also try not to deprive myself of anything. my problem is there is all sorts of foods tempting me at home!


leeumom on 02/07/2007:
Thanks for your response. I figured out after going thru the bio of how you got the chart. I'm not as computer savvy as some. In reading your bio my thought of people being jealous. Sometimes I think you are right, depending on the mentality of the person. Others, I think people are afraid of saying to much to often as sometimes when we hear it, we think oh----- we are there! I have a young lady at work that has done great. She hired a trainer and they gave her a diet as well. Her sister was getting married and she was in the wedding. She did great. After that, our work had a contest. There were teams. Two people paired up as a team. Each person got a $20 gift card to put in as the winning prize. The gift card could be to anyway of your choice. They took before pictures of each pair, or team. They weighed in I think once a week. It was a fun thing for people. I did not get in on time for it. But, the young lady I talked about did. She lost more. She has set herself a goal by summer and seems to do will. I have to be honest. I was the one that kept en- couraging her to keep going. She is short and really needs to. It is fun for me to, as she continues to go out of her way to come tell me! So I wish you luck. I am going to try eating small small amounts every few hours. Just remember, nothing taste as good as thin feels! Thats my model. Leeumom



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 06, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. --Bernard Berenson

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (10 min/1.3 mi)

Day 344 was good.

I'm up a pound today and on measurements I'm down the almost inch I was up last week:-) But I can see that the weight work is paying off. I want to at least stay with my schedule for the month, which is nine workouts. Two down!

I simply cannot abide the 150s, I'm going to weigh in EVERY DAY for the next month or so. I haven't done that in awhile, but it may be necessary to at least inch my way into the 140s. As for staying there, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

Obviously my track record sucks even for the 150s. It just hasn't been as important as getting and staying stronger has been in my "older" age. Inactivity causes more pain for me, my current activity level is just right for RIGHT NOW:-)

I really felt strong while doing my pushups yesterday for the first time in forever. They're well worth the early struggle!

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a good day!


1877 cal * 62g Fat * 33g Fiber * 28 oz Water
672 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 78 (s/b +400 to +500)

geevee on 02/06/2007:
"Inching you way" is such a good way to put it! I daren't take out my tape measure to confirm what I already know from how I look and how my clothes feel. I can't abide all this "new" weight I've acquired since Thanksgiving.


borntocry on 02/06/2007:
Hey, thanks for the interesting entry from yesterday. I didn't have time to comment on it during my lunch break so just getting back to you now. I love that treat you made for yourself as a child, by the way - must try that one soon! I used to like the Carpenters when I was younger and was shocked when I found out how Karen Carpenter had died. I think celebrities (and people in general) don't like/want to admit to eating disorders any more than they are willing to admit to any psychiatric ailment. People are far more willing to admit to some physical illness than anything mental. Also, one of the problems with mental illness is that often one loses insight and truly cannot see that there is anything wrong. With body dysmorphic disorder sometimes the patients really don't realise just how skinny they are. For instance I have no memory of how I looked when I starved myself down to 89 lb at the age of 15. I don't remember looking any different than I do now... but I must have looked pretty different.


lafemme_loca on 02/06/2007:
I thought yesterday's entry very interesting... you gave me a lot to ponder. I am glad that you are healthy now... I know the feeling of being thankful for not binge drinking instead we use food as our drug of choice. You are doing so well. I hope that keep it up. :-) Cheers!



biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 05, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. --Robert Benchley

For my activity: NordicTrack 14 min/1.4 mi

Day 343 was good. So much for 1900--still off by that 500.

The comments yesterday stated the obvious: I'm not as obsessive as some with calorie counting or the counts would be much lower, right? That's pretty much it with me. I rely on fitday to count calories, which is not what the average calorie-counter probably does. I find it unnecessary to memorize the calorie counts of anything. It would drive me up the wall to be quite honest. And to be fair, I have had days over the years that I have added my food to fitday as I went along, but then I would compensate/overcompensate food- and exercise-wise, as the case may be.

What's in this diary here is my sole attempt to ever try to lose weight through "dieting." Hardcore, it didn't last long, a few weeks/months or so on the original diet I went on. Long enough to lose a few pounds and see that I could actually bring about a change in myself. Calorie counting is more my style, though this is the first time ever for me to do that, as well.

I've lost weight in the past, through losing my appetite from relentless back pain and eating exactly the same basic healthy thing for lunch--because I had to eat something. And during that time walking 2-3 hours/day. I tend toward personal food fads anyway.

The better plan for me is to HAVE A PLAN for eating for the day that I MAY deviate from, depending on how the day goes. I think the more laid-back manner I adopted began after I read Overcoming Overeating by Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter, which I would like to revisit again. In a nutshell, it's not a diet, but sort of a set of concepts/ideas/solutions. It's an immensely accessible book for most people. It may make you think differently about food, if not yourself.

I've never suffered from an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia. If the way I ate in the mid- and late-90s--alot of eating fatty foods out of boredom and because it was there, gaining more than I ever had in my life, getting the least amount of physical exercise (but getting SOME exercise) and occasionally overeating (I've never really binged in my estimation) are symptoms of an eating disorder, then I'll own up to it for that time.

I've been a binge social drinker in my time--20 years ago on an occasional basis, so I think I know what bingeing is, per se, but eating just to eat . . . and eat . . . and eat, well on second thought there was a time when I had a partner in crime who, when the weekend hit, would join me in eating like there was no tomorrow, so I guess that's my only foray into binge eating.

I remember one time sitting in a taco place (not TacoBell) and we had each just had at least 3 items. Then we'd get the lone dessert item on the menu. Then one of us would ask the other if we wanted another item, usually a taco, then it would go on like that until we'd consumed another couple items apiece. Then we'd go to an ice cream place and have a big sundae or ice cream soda. Then it would have been a couple of hours since we'd eaten at the taco place and it was then time to go to the burger place. I was literally a bottomless pit. By the next day I would have been up for it again. Oh but classes stood in the way--damn! And I had access to an unlimited amount of food in the cafeteria, and some of what I consumed were actually fruits and vegetables!

Gee, it's a good thing it wasn't binge drinking, we probably would have been arrested for public intoxication at least once/week:-)

I was 18 years old. I walked or rode my bicycle everywhere, marched in band, and I was just getting into running with another friend. I might have weighed myself once a year, most certainly not monthly or weekly. I didn't know anyone who had bulimia--had never even heard of it at that time. If someone had suggested it to me after eating that horrendous amount of food, I'm sure I would have been appalled. "Eating disorders" just wasn't in my vocabulary or the vocabulary of the daily news at that time. Or maybe I just don't remember.

I think after a number of people died from using protein powder for dieting purposes--I think one of them was Shaklee--people began to talk about anorexia, then came the death of Karen Carpenter--people under 30 may have no clue who she was--hers was an awfully heartbreaking case. A very private person, despite her amazing voice, success, fans and celebrity status, who died so unneccessarily, from a disease that is still apparently really hard to treat, much less CURE! She died before anyone, much less her family, apparently knew what they were dealing with. Or perhaps denial was part of it. Her parents never came out publicly to talk about it.

It's interesting that Rock Hudson being one of the first celebrities to die of AIDS sort of broke the ice for AIDS. It seems that bulimia/anorexia among celebs is still very taboo. Maybe even more taboo than anything. Opinions anyone???

Anyway. By my definition, I haven't really binged on food in a very long time. Like with binge drinking, in my case, I need a partner to spur me on. I haven't binged on alcohol in many years either. I can't recall ever eating all of anything or several things when I was alone just to get rid of them when I was completely full already.

Eating in secret hasn't been a problem since about 4th grade, though the "problem" only consisted of one thing. And I was rarely left alone to prepare and eat my "treat." Essentially my mother wouldn't let me fix my treat the way I wanted it when she was around. I know you're dying with curiosity to know what it was--haha!

Here it is: I liked to take a cone with a scoop of chocolate ice cream and pour a little Hershey's syrup on and put crushed pecans on top of that. It took awhile, because I almost always had to chop the pecans--haha--in a chopper, but it still took time. I guess this was just a little too messy--she wanted me to put it in a bowl. So it wasn't that I couldn't eat the combination, just not "my way."

The closest I come to bingeing is with pizza--the classic trigger food for me. To my credit, I've resisted pizza over and over again lately. It's a huge trigger, if I've been plugging along eating moderately for days, to throw me into eating "off plan." Of course I haven't really been "on plan" for weeks now (to speak of). My exercise has been the difference. I can't go on like this much longer:-)

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2403 cal * 101g Fat * 25g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-46 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 57 (s/b +400 to +500)

Donkey on 02/05/2007:
I hope my comment from yesterday wasn't misinterpreted. What I meant to say is that I often eat so fast that my stomach doesn't have enough time to send the "FULL" signal to my brain. So I tend to eat too much -- I think. At times, I cannot tell if I have truly eaten too much or if I'm just feeling FULL, and that I'm uncomfortable with the feeling. Ah, what the heck, I'm just nuts. <BG>


sasyredneckgirl on 02/05/2007:
biscotti.. i always enjoy reading your diary.. always indepth makes me think of my diet or as my nutrionist says we dont diet anymore we make a few changes to our lifestyle and keep it that way we find what works for us and what dont.. and everyone is different .. thats one reason i cant say i am on any particular "fad" diet.. she has accustomed it to me.. which made me realize that my skinnie minnie sister would never lose diet the same way as i would for one we arent full blooded sisters yet my mom always triend to make me diet to look like her and be my sister.. and it took me 34 years to find out that she would never loose weight as i did cause we are different our bodies require different things to gain and loose..i so rmeember i wasnt a binge eater growing up BUT i remember hiding food not all the time just a pice of chocolate here or there nothing major where my mom or sister wouldnt see it.. i one time put a pice of chocolate on the back of the toilet it was wrapped in something but my mom never let me live it down she couldnt believe i would eat it in there.. but she didnt know that was one place i could hide from her eyes that watched everything i ate... dont know why i am sharing that but hey u find something that works for you then you go with it girl :):) we are all so different that not one thing will work the same for all of us.. gosh i am rambling sorry



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 04, 2007
(<1900 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. --William McFee

For my activity: NordicTrack 31 min/3.6 mi; DogJog 10 min/Walk 10 min

Day 342 was good. Got in all my scheduled activities.

I keep this running 7-day average of calories, etc and for the last 7 days my average calorie intake/day is 2400. I think I can forego 500 calories/day this week to get that down. I don't calculate my calories throughout the day though I knew yesterday was out of the ordinary. Looks like I overate, but I didn't feel like I did. Good thing I count calories--hahaha--or I'd be in such denial--hahaha!

In fact I changed my "Current Diet" to reflect a more realistic goal of 1900 cal/day--assuming I continue to do my present level of exercise/activity.

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2958 cal * 134g Fat * 18g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-368 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 146 (s/b +400 to +500)

Donkey on 02/04/2007:
It's amazing how we can overeat and yet not feel like we did. Happens to me far too often! I am beginning to think that calorie-counting (rather than portion control) may be what I need to do. I think increasing your calorie level to 1900 sounds very reasonable for the activity that you do. I'll be interested to see how that works for you.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/04/2007:
Although you don't calculate your calories during the day, you are still aware of them, which is important. Your way of thinking demonstrates, in my mind, someone who is far less obsessed with calorie counting than I am. One day, not in the near future, I hope to just be able to do that, if I continue to count at all! But, that's in the far future!


greengirl on 02/04/2007:
If I didnt count calories as I went along, I would go well over every day. I dont know how you manage to stay as low as you do without calculating it as you go!!!Have a good day and take care :)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 03, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. --Peter Drucker

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (44 min/10.3 mi)

Day 341 was good. Got in all my scheduled activities.

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2440 cal * 81g Fat * 15g Fiber * 90 oz Water
149 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 216 (s/b +400 to +500)

greengirl on 02/03/2007:
Well done on a good day. Keep it up :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/03/2007:
biscotti, hello! nice job! my calories are looking like yours today.


borntocry on 02/03/2007:
<br>Hi biscotti,

Thanks for your advice on my menu for the Superbowl. I went with the fruity beer - don't think I could stand any other kind. I don't like wine either, although I can have mulled wine because it has sugar and spices added to it. I must say that drink you mentioned - a shot of Jack Daniels with a beer chaser - sounds like just about the worst thing ever to me!

Oh and I shall definitely keep an eye out for that protein bar recipe you mentioned - sounds good!



biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 02, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Nothing

Day 340 was swell:-) I was going to go jogging, but I decided for my continuing welfare it would be best to lay low (exercise-wise) instead.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, Airdyne

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2448 cal * 109g Fat * 28g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-196 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 303 (s/b +400 to +500)

monet0239 on 02/02/2007:
just a quick helloooo.. hugss


maria777 on 02/02/2007:
Hope you've had a good day!!! Big Smile!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/02/2007:
feel better, sorry the jogging didn't work out!


Donkey on 02/03/2007:
Sometimes it's better just to take it easy and rest or do light activity. You did the right thing; listen to your body; it will tell you when it's ready to run again.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 01, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 61 min/7.1 mi; DogJog 10 min/Walk 10 min

Day 339 was good. Got in all my planned activity.

Jogging totals lately:
41 min for all of January
91 min for Sep-Dec '06
255 min for Aug '06 (not a typo;-)

So I'm working my way back up!

Plan for today: Nothing

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2182 cal * 113g Fat * 33g Fiber * 112 oz Water
632 cal Deficit * 21% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 375 (s/b +400 to +500)

smiley2 on 02/02/2007:
Thanks for the kind words, we are only flying out tommorow, so please think of us then :) I like your "nothing" plan for today, wish i could have that scheduled for myself lol!


Donkey on 02/02/2007:
Your dedication to working your program is very inspiring!


hollybelle on 02/02/2007:
Thanks for your comments on my diary. You know, I was coming to the point of thinking that I would talk to my daughter about how SHE believes it needs to be addressed. After all - I wasn't there. She is 15 years old and typically not afraid to speak up. She has, for example addressed several health classes at local schools on the subject of EDs. It IS a potential teaching opportunity. Your comments drove this thought home. I am thinking that is the way to go. I believe it is everyone's responsibility to nurture all kids. Some get it at home some don't - like I said - I know about the cruel world out there. No illusions - just hope for change - one day at a time. We all have opportunities for influence everyday. Also - I loved your comments about the skinny chef. I feel the same way but about the one who is the hostess of Semi-Homemade. Don't know her name. She must weigh about 97. Just doesn't have the same passion in her voice when talking about her recipes as - say, Paula Dean! Did you know one of the characteristics of and ED is the desire to have "mastery over food" - to be around it, handle it, cook it, arrange it, etc. without actually EATING it. When my daughter was most ill she would obsess over our pantry and refrigerator and constantly clean out, arrrange and put in order both spaces. She would also make batches and batches of chocolate chip cookies for her friends that she would not eat any of. SIGH...I don't MISS it! Have a wonderful wweekend. Holly


Soon2BThin on 02/02/2007:
Wow, all that exercise made me tired just reading about it!! I think you're doing great!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 31, 2007
(<1700 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. --Steven D. Woodhull

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

Day 338 was good. Got it all done except for the walk. I could count driving, but I really only count that and talking on the phone when I've done nothing else exercise-wise.

I found some freshly made chocolate croissants finally. I shared one, ate one and took two home to freeze (we'll see how that goes). I found them at a familiar place I wouldn't frequent even on a weekly basis, but I could change--haha! Anyway, I got what I wanted and now I know exactly where to go next time. Better the real thing than a poor substitute any day!

Of course I ate a few other high-calorie things throughout the day, so my daily deficit was blown to hell. This is the time to get some basic routines established. I'm doing okay with exercise. I can certainly do better with food. But I don't want to get bored and then find myself obsessing over the really rich foods that I seem to gravitate to as well. Balance--is that too much to ask!

Here's a link if you're interested in a go-by other than your weight. It can be an eye-opener as well if you've never checked your BMI: Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI).

Plan for today: NTrack, jog/walk

Have a lovely day and take good care of yourselves!


2756 cal * 123g Fat * 36g Fiber * 62 oz Water
-224 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

Running Wkly Def: 335 (s/b +400 to +500)

borntocry on 01/31/2007:
I think you're right - the key is to establish those basic routines. If we leave ourselves too many choices we inevitably make the wrong ones (at least I do!).

Thanks for your comment the other day. You know me too well! I am indeed already thinking of the Superbowl. But my recent splurges may prove to be a blessing in disguise, as I have already struck several high-calorie items off my menu for Sunday!


greengirl on 01/31/2007:
I know what you mean about balance. Its either all or nothing with me. I love your quote today. Where do you find them?? :) As regards BMI , I am obese but looking forward to being overweight!!! I'm the only person I know who can say that!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2007:
so you're a croissant chef! LOL, i remember you saying that once before. no, balance is NOT too much to ask, lol! it is good to give in. let me tell you, i feel my heart race sometimes when I need to make a food decision! I'm a pure nut and I definitely notice how affected I can get when I think about food.


maria777 on 01/31/2007:
What you wrote about the chocolate crossants reminded me of what I crave...chocolate iced Krispy Kreme donuts with the pudding inside...yum!!! But I am staying away from them for now.

Thanks so much for you comment!!!


borntocry on 02/01/2007:
<br>Hi biscotti,

Thanks for reminding me of my resolution. I had forgotten all about those. And I need to keep them in mind now more than ever...

You're so right - there's no need to make excuses or come up with reasons for not eating something. It should be enough just to say I don't want it. In fact I think it's generally a mistake to try to come up with an excuse for anything one doesn't want to do, as that gives the mistaken impression that one does actually want to do it, but can't. And that just leads to further efforts at persuasion, etc.

The bean paste rolls you had were probably made with "red bean paste", or adzuki beans. That seems to be a common ingredient in Chinese/Japanese desserts. At least the ones I have are steamed, not fried! Dim sum comes in such deceptively small portions, though. I always feel like all I've had is just a few bites of this and that, when really those calories do add up!



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