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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 18, 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)

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are. --Law of Life and Nature

For my activity:
Mon & Tues: Nothing

Days 232 & 233 were not good. A personal food fight of sorts and yet another 3000-cal day.

I did learn a little more about the upper limit of my food intake as Timmy the Tapeworm reared his ugly head and took over yesterday! I think I could have entered a food competition, though I didn't eat much differently into the night than I have lately. What I mean is I don't have the "overeating at night" problem I had several years ago and up until about the beginning of this year.

I needed this day. It was more that food was available and I was eating it and pacing myself all the way until about 5-ish, when I was actually full and began to taper off. I also could have been doing some sort of exercise by then.

Here's the difference compared to some years ago: Before I became as active as I am--lifting weights, jogging regularly, etc--I could eat just the same as I did yesterday, but be full, possibly have some degree of indigestion and be miserable for what seemed like hours. Now, I guess because (perhaps) my metabolism overall is a little faster than it was in my virtually inactive days (though I don't really know), I don't have that problem now. All I can do is speculate. And I haven't been "virtually inactive" for about 5 years now:-) I certainly can put away the calories. It's not all that scary to me, it's more of a learning experience. Really, it takes alot of effort to overeat if you think about it.

I'm changing my calories above to 1700. We'll see how it goes, though unless I actually start sticking to the goals I've set, it doesn't make any difference. Today I suspect I'll be around 2000 calories, though I'd just like to have a decent cal deficit at the end of the day.

I'm at a very different spot right now. I didn't feel this way the last time I was in the mid-150s. I don't want to backslide of course, but I can see (in light of the last 2 days) how fleeting my resolve can be. I also know how I can surprise myself, get on the right thing and flash forward.

Yesterday was ALMOST completely purposeful, I just thought I'd stop shoveling it in a bit sooner than I did. At some point it became a bit of a game. Quite possibly I can owe it to my anxiety about the time change (on the 29th). I hate it (post DST) when it gets dark at 5:30 p.m.--I know it's worse for ya'll farther north--and it seems the older I get the more I hate it. Other than that, I don't know. I wanted to eat and I enjoyed it, but I certainly didn't need it.

I've gone about 4 days with only two cups of coffee, which is sufficient. It's tough not to have that third one, but more often than not, I just didn't need it or want it.

As for my weigh-in this week (Tues), I'm up 2.5#--didn't do measurements--I know they'd be up because my shorts were a tad tighter the other day. Also I'm going back to weighing every day. However, I'll only record a change on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

As for my shoes--they're the Brooks Glycerin 4.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

2868 cal * 121g Fat * 46g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-605 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

3515 cal * 146g Fat * 28g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-1234 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

maria777 on 10/18/2006:
Hey there! Good for you on all your exercise! That's wonderful! Good for you not having the eating at night thing! Hope you have a good evening!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/18/2006:
I don't have night-eating problems either! If anything, I would have full-out food attacks in the morning or afternoon! I'm glad to hear you are recovering!

WorkingIt on 10/19/2006:
I agree with you! If we don't stick to our goals, it won't make a difference! Good luck =) Have a great day!

biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 16, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Fri: Jog 18 min/Walk 20 min
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (22 min/5.1 mi)

Days 229, 230 & 231 were good.

So I christened my new shoes--haha! That makes my "long run" for the week, even though it's obviously my only outing so far. I just wanted to see how they'd feel--good! I hadn't jogged since 4 Oct. It was nice and cool and unstifling, just lovely!

Mercy, but I've been hungry today, but it's getting better the more I eat--haha--not a good thing! My workout yesterday was rather strenuous, since I hadn't done it for a little more than a week. I was energized, but sometimes it triggers hunger--most times not. I attribute the hunger more to not getting enough sleep the last couple of days, whereas Saturday's food choices were more out of boredom.

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

2100 cal * 69g Fat * 43g Fiber * 56 oz Water
312 cal Deficit * 7% Activities

3234 cal * 130g Fat * 14g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-1045 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

2575 cal * 103g Fat * 40g Fiber * 56 oz Water
56 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

maria777 on 10/16/2006:
Well, reading about your exercise sure reminds me that I've not been doing much exercise here lately....the treadmill is ready for a walk....Hubby has offered to walk with me and I've said no....

I just feel like sitting around and eating....

I eat and then I'm hungry again soon after!

(This began with rice pudding and fried chicken a few days ago....)

Hope you have a good evening!

Looks like you're doing FANTASTIC!!!!!

smiley2 on 10/17/2006:
Good job on the running, every little bit of exercise helps!

WorkingIt on 10/17/2006:
YAY Congrats on the new shoes! lol have a great day!

Moody on 10/17/2006:
Yay for new shoes!! What kind did you get??

biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 13, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Nothing

Day 228 was good.

I'm at a bit of a crossroads today. I was thinking, "I didn't lose 17 pounds (since Feb) overnight, and I won't put it back on that quickly either--haha!" For some reason that thought warmed the cockles of my heart!

Have a lovely day!

2371 cal * 86g Fat * 30g Fiber * 0 oz Water
-83 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

maria777 on 10/13/2006:
<font color=red><b>Wooo-hoooooo!!!! Look at you!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you! So happy for you!!!!! BIG SMILE!!!!!

cornucopia982 on 10/13/2006:
somtimes its good to take a break from activity!

Moody on 10/14/2006:
I had never heard the word cockles before; I looked up your bio to see where you are from thinking maybe England or something but you are from Texas! LOL

Have a great weekend!!

smiley2 on 10/15/2006:
Helloooooooo!!! Great job on the losing!!

monet0239 on 10/15/2006:
helloooooooooooooooooooo... your doing awesome as always :O).. big hugs..

biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 12, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity lately:
Fri: Mow abt 1 hr/Clean-up 30 min
Sat: Shopping with cart 90 min; Driving 60 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (25 min/5.4 mi)
Sun: Housework abt 3 hrs
Mon: Driving 3 hrs
Tues: Phone call 5 hrs
Wed: Nothing

Days 222-227 were good.

I'm down on my weigh-in and on my measurements as well--1 inch.

Finally got in the Circuit workout a few days late last week, did a little mowing, finally made it to the grocery store and made my milk run. So I treated myself by doing some housework on Sunday:-)

Back to the exercise groove for me, though the break was okay for a few days.

Have a lovely day!

2321 cal * 77g Fat * 32g Fiber * 56 oz Water
16 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Progress as of today: 36.5 lbs lost so far, only 12.5 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 10/13/2006:
YAY!!! Congrats on the weight and inch loss!

biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 06, 2006
(<1800 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)

For my activity: Walk 50 min

Day 221 was good. Didn't get in my circuit workout, but that's just fine assuming I get it in today.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog, walk

A man who lived in a block of apartments thought it was raining and put his head out the window to check. As he did so, a glass eye fell into his hand. He looked up to see where it came from, just in time to notice a young woman looking down. "Is this yours?" he asked.

She said, "Yes, could you bring it up?" and the man agreed.

Upon his arrival she was profuse in her thanks and offered the man a drink. Because she was very attractive, he agreed. Shortly afterward she said, "I'm about to have dinner--there's plenty. Would you like to join me?"

He readily accepted her offer and both enjoyed a lovely meal.

As the evening was drawing to a close the lady said, "I've had a marvelous evening. Would you like to stay the night?"

The man hesitated, then said, "Do you act like this with every man you meet?"

"No," she replied. "Only with those who catch my eye."

Have a lovely day!

2070 cal * 96g Fat * 27g Fiber * 56 oz Water
259 cal Deficit * 6% Activities

borntocry on 10/06/2006:

monet0239 on 10/06/2006:
Cute...lol.. get that workout in :O).. hugs

geevee on 10/06/2006:
Very good!

cornucopia982 on 10/06/2006:
what a cute story! did you write that?!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 05, 2006
(<1800 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)

For my activity: Airdyne 31 min/7.3 mi; DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min

Day 220 was good.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, walk

Have a lovely day!

1888 cal * 66g Fat * 47g Fiber * 112 oz Water
533 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

maria777 on 10/05/2006:
Looks like you had another good day! Good for you on the workout! Have a wonderful evening!

maria777 on 10/06/2006:
Hope you're having a good day today! BIG SMILE!!!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 04, 2006
(<1800 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)

I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent. --Ashleigh Brilliant

For my activity: Airdyne 22 min/5.2 mi; DogJog 10 min/Walk 15 min

Day 219 was good.

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

1695 cal * 50g Fat * 35g Fiber * 84 oz Water
780 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

monet0239 on 10/04/2006:
Just a quick hellooooooooooooooooooooo.. hugs

WorkingIt on 10/04/2006:

hollybelle on 10/04/2006:
Love the quote. Keep on keeping on! Holly

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 03, 2006
(<1800 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)

For my activity:
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Driving 90 min; Talking on phone 3 hrs
Mon: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (22 min/5.2 mi)

Days 216, 217 & 218 were okay. I'm up a half-inch on my measurements overall and down a pound on my weigh-in.

For the month of September I did 8 Circuit Workouts, but only 6 days of jogging (and not all that much walking) and I threw in a couple other workouts on the Airdyne alone. And no NTrk--it's still broken and I'm ordering the (correct, I hope) parts today--I can't stand not having it to use! All in all not a good month for working out. In fact one of the suckiest in a long time. Also the month was a wash for weight loss--no change!

I've done some soul-searching along with the final count of over 2000-calorie days this month--13--ridiculous! I intend to make the most of October, and I intend to be relentless. I looked at my weight graph and over the last year I'm down 15 pounds--not up and down, simply down--woo-hoo! (At least that's how the graph reads!)

I'm ready to live in a different body and for a very long time. Getting old and fat can just go to hell for all I care. I HAVE to get old, but I don't have to be a flabby-assed mess in the process!

Here's a paraphrase of something Rader used to "say," Next month will be here no matter what. How do I want to wake up on that day--November 1st?

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

2460 cal * 97g Fat * 53g Fiber * 112 oz Water
-5 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

Weekly Averages 9.26-10.2:
2271 cal * 93g Fat * 27g Fiber * 56 oz Water
86 cal Deficit * 6% Activities

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

monet0239 on 10/03/2006:
hey sweetie.. I used to love reading Rader.. wonder where he is now?.. wonder if he has maintained his weight loss.. I thought it cool how he lost weight eating soup hehe,, he should have been on TV like the Subway guy.. :O)..

I like how you evaluated your last month.. and how you want to get things in order !!.. good plan!!..

you'll make it happen !!.. hugs

maria777 on 10/03/2006:
Congratulations on your progress!!! WTG!!!!!

Keep up the good work! BIG SMILE!!!!!

WorkingIt on 10/03/2006:
Great saying! Congrats on the lost pound!

Moody on 10/03/2006:
I had to laugh at your exercise for Sunday! That's my kinda workout! heh

How do you keep everything so organized? Do you do it entirely online and then review it monthly or do you track it on paper as well?? Just curious!

And YAY for no up and down's on the weight graph this year! That's gotta feel great!!

smiley2 on 10/04/2006:
Thats the right attitude to have...we cannot change the fact that we age, but we can change how we approach it! Congrats on that graph, sounds good to me!

rachel_rainbow on 10/04/2006:
I love that quote! I'm going to write it out and put it in my fitness book. Thanks!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 30, 2006
(<1800 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 41 min/9.5 mi

Day 215 was good. Missed the jog and walk.

I won't ever tell anyone that it's a crime to be hungry. I was hungry so many times yesterday. And the solution was to eat--haha! I made pretty good choices. Although I didn't plan to get hungry so much, it made me think that this is just a little taste of how it's going to be. I had to think of GeeVee of course (Hi GV!). I'm in desperate need of a trip to the grocery store and a run for milk. I've been drinking whole milk (coffee only) for about the last week, because I have to go to another town for my "good" milk.

I was going through a box of old sh*t, and (among other interesting detritus of my life) I came across my really old collection of magazines. I have the very first issue of People with Mia Farrow on the cover, from 1974. I thumbed through it and there was an article about a couple of women getting their jaws wired shut in order to shed the pounds. The headline was "Fatties Get a Different Kind of Lockjaw." It's interesting that a truly major surgery like gastric bypass has replaced this relatively benign, inexpensive (by comparison) and reversible procedure. Hmmmm . . . food for thought:-)

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

1965 cal * 75g Fat * 26g Fiber * 84 oz Water
517 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

GG on 09/30/2006:
That sounds weird. What people go through just to be thin. Personally I think people just need to lose weight the old fashion way and when they get to a stable weight, except themselves for who they are!

cuba_bound on 09/30/2006:
That's completely crazy. To get your jaw locked to avoid eating, although sometimes it seems like a good idea :P

I am soo excited for cuba. its sucks that you can't go to cuba if you are an american citizen, guess I won't be seeing any out there then :(

hollybelle on 09/30/2006:
Hi Biscottibody - I like your nickname. I loved what you said about being hungry NOT being a crime. One of the things I am definitely finding helpful in aiding me NOT to obsess about food is simply paying attention to my hunger. And when I truly am hungry - a little bit or a lot - I eat. I eat a little when I am a little hungry and a lot when I'm a lot hungry, making good food choices most of the time. Sounds simple doesn't it? Of course I'm very lucky because having obsessed about food most of my life after age 14, I know the calorie, fat, nutritional content of most foods. Yikes. Using that knowledge in a positive way is new, though. Keep us posted on your successes. A few years ago I would have thought the idea of jaws wired shut "interesting". Now it is just plain scary! Have a Blessed Day! Your Diary Buddy - Holly

monet0239 on 09/30/2006:
Now that can't be fun..lol.. I would pass on the wired jaws..lol.. get to the story lady hehe.. hugs

maria777 on 09/30/2006:
Looks like you are still doing fantastic!

WorkingIt on 09/30/2006:
OMG I forgot about the jaw wiring! There was a lady in our neighborhood that had it done and she lost a bunch of weight, gained it back once she could eat solid food again. :(

Moody on 10/01/2006:
There was only one person I've known to have her jaw wired and she was freaking skinny to begin with!! Crazy!!

Looks like you are doing great! Keep it up!!!!!

smiley2 on 10/01/2006:
I believe the whole diet industry is one big money making business. Yes some products does have some effects, but at the end of the day healthy eating and regular exercise are the key ingredients to keep the weight off. Its amazing how much people will spend to get information they already know...how ironic lol

biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 29, 2006
(<1800 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: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (17 min/4.2 mi); DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Day 214 was good. I got in all my planned exercise and enough water!

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

1627 cal * 66g Fat * 35g Fiber * 112 oz Water
940 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

geevee on 09/29/2006:
What a good day you had! Low calories, lots of water and oodles of fiber. Plus exercise. Couldn't ask for more than that! Oh, if only everyday were like yours!

monet0239 on 09/29/2006:
Looks great!!,, hugs

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