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biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 23, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. --Will Rogers

For my activity:
Tues: NordicTrack 30 min/3.5 mi; DogJog 5 min/Walk 20 min
Wed: Walk 15 min
Thurs: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (31 min/3.2 mi); Walk 30 min

Days 114-116 were a mixed bag.

I started back to my weight training yesterday, which included 2 sets of ab exercises (bicycle crunches (70)--leg lifts (30)--bicycle crunches (70)). That's 280 bicycle crunches in all--woo-hoo! I mention this particular fact, because I thought I wouldn't get through 2 minutes of it, much less the entire thing. The workout didn't aggravate my back, in fact I feel very good today. I missed 5 whole days with a back spasm apparently because I didn't change my shoes before jogging a couple of weeks ago. I can't find anything else to blame it on. Anyway, I was 5 minutes into dragging myself onto my NordicTrack and I decided that I should try my weight workout. I had been feeling so sluggish. In fact more sluggish than I had in a couple of months. And putting butter on my popcorn about every other time is a sure sign that I'm going downhill fast!

One more validation that weight training is essential to me and my well-being at this stage of my life. I had gone 10 days without it--and that's the longest since I recommitted to it. I will say that my attitude during the workout was different. Usually I have to drag myself through it.

Going through a period of time where I simply couldn't do something because of physical ills made me a little hungry for it. I'm glad to say I feel great today--my back isn't an issue at this time. So I guess I can try to concentrate on all my other issues--hahaha!

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2666 cal * 107g Fat * 40g Fiber * 84 oz Water
80 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

maria777 on 06/23/2006:
Oh, how wonderful to hear that you are havin no back pain and able to be back into your regular exercise routine that helps you feel good. How uplifting!

Thank you for your sweet comments. My Mother was a Seamstress part of the time when we were growing up. I took home economics also in high school (it was not my cup of tea as I was 'into' learning how to play the piano)...but that is wonderful that you were so gifted in making yourself a dress and understood the interfacing, top stitch, etc. I, too made myself a dress or two and my little sister one, too (which she gave away) when I was a teenager, but I was not into the interfacing, top stitching stuff, it was more make it quick dresses...and I only did it out of necessity.

That is sweet that your Mother made you clothes for so long...wow, the things we are finding out about each other on here, hehehe!

Have a great day!...and watch out for the butter!


smiley2 on 06/23/2006:
Hi there,

Im glad your back are feeling better. I find your theory about running shoes and back spasms really interesting. It may explain my lower back pain when i have been running a lot, since i run with cross training shoes and not proper running shoes. Anyway, i hope you have a great weekend, and please leave the butter on the popcorn! Try that nice butter spray you get in the States! I use to use it on everyting. Think the name is: " I cant believe its butter" spray. It tastes just like real butter and zero calories!

Welnax


monet0239 on 06/24/2006:
Hiya..:).. just checkin in on ya.. :).. so glad the back isnt bothering you :).. keep up the good exercises.. :)..

this is Sat. where are ya today?? well I am hoping :)..

and no more butter on the pop corn hehee.. although it is quit tasty :).. hugs


maria777 on 06/25/2006:
Where's my Biscuit Girl? I miss her!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 20, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 47 min/5.6 mi; Walk 30 min

Day 113 was good.

I got in all my planned activity. I'm down a pound on my weigh-in.

I just wanted to say something about basketball. I watched about the last 5 minutes of Game 5 of the NBA Cham'ship the other night. Then it went into overtime. I used to watch live college basketball and really liked it and rooted for my college team when I was in the stands. When I was in 7th grade we played half-court basketball games at lunch with teams made up from PE classes. I didn't find it particularly exciting. Of course now girls, college women and the WNBA don't play half-court basketball.

I would feel so ripped off to pay for a game of NBA-caliber basketball to sit and watch a bunch of freakin' fouls and subsequent free throws. I'm not rooting for either team especially, though I'd like to see Shaquille O'Neal ground into the floor--just don't like the attitude that I see coming across from him--a totally subjective view on my part:-) The same for the Mavericks' owner, Mark Cuban--he's a big, funky mess of a more money than sense, GIANT ass--IMO! So--I don't care, okay!

But here's my point--I think at one point there were 10 seconds left in regulation play and I got up to take some clothes out of the dryer or something. I came back and there were still about 6 seconds in regulation. I think I could have made cheese omelettes for the entire neighborhood in that whole 10 seconds for crying out loud! I could never be a fan of the stupid-ass way this game is played now, (not knowing how it used to be played, of course). But I know the game has to have changed to accommodate television and it's really geared to that. But it's not my idea of fun. Having said that, I guess it appeals to football (American) fans the way it's played now. I'm not a fan of the NFL either.

Of course I'll tune in to the last few minutes of tonight's game! :-) :-) :-)

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2278 cal * 74g Fat * 42g Fiber * 56 oz Water
446 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

Progress as of today: 28.5 lbs lost so far, only 20.5 lbs to go!

maria777 on 06/20/2006:
Oh, good for you!!!!

<font color=red><b><font size=10>CONGRATULATIONS!!!


maria777 on 06/22/2006:
Missing you today and yesterday! Hope you're doing okay!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 19, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.2 mi; DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min

Day 112 was good.

I got in all my planned activity. My back is getting progressively better. I don't want to say it's totally fine, but it is for the activity I got yesterday. I'd like to give it a few more days before I do any weight work.

Plan for today: NTrk; walk

Have a lovely day!


2526 cal * 110g Fat * 42g Fiber * 84 oz Water
24 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

maria777 on 06/20/2006:
Glad your back is feeling better! Good for you on that exercise! Just try not to overdo! Have a nice day!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 18, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thurs: Nothing
Fri: Walk 10 min
Sat: Nothing

Days 109-111. I didn't limit myself eating-wise, my back is much better and I'm ready to get back into the swing. Yes, the heating pad is essential. I've done very little activity, but I can actually pull my leg up to tie my shoes. And it's getting better day by day.

Still not sure what brought it on, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm very lucky because this was starting to feel like the beginning of an episode of quite serious back trouble from years ago.

Wow! How time does fly--today marks many years that I've been here on Diet Diaries--trying to lose. Actually I started the prior November, but I got dragged back to the site by Kyrin (Thanks Kyrin!) after putting on 5 more pounds and feeling all washed up. I'm glad that I'm still at it, more or less!

I would like to be a better example of consistency and success, but that remains to be seen. Sometimes though, like now when I'm down in my back, I am extremely grateful that I DID get to where I got and have kept as much weight off as I have. Oh and that I don't have that horrible double chin anymore. It's better than having gone the other way!

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk--gonna try!

Have a lovely day!

3146 cal * 108g Fat * 22g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-820 cal Deficit * 0% Activities


Running Averages:

Week:
2511 cal * 83g Fat * 26g Fiber *
-70 cal Deficit * 4% Activities

2-Week:
2376 cal * 81g Fat * 26g Fiber *
196 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

Month:
2322 cal * 85g Fat * 25g Fiber *
22 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

smiley2 on 06/18/2006:
Hi there,

Im glad your back is feeling better!


maria777 on 06/18/2006:
I'm so glad to see you are feeling better! Try to take good care of yourself and not over do it. Have a wonderful Sunday!


Soon2BThin on 06/18/2006:
Just what I was thinking today! Imagine if we hadn't kept trying all these years, where we could be right now! Probably about 300 pounds, I figure. So even though we haven't made it to where we want to be, we've avoided that! I hope your back gets better and you can exercise again. Have a good week!


monet0239 on 06/18/2006:
So glad your back is getting better.. yayaya.. thanks for the comment today :).. hugs..

hope you got your exercise plan in for the day without hurting.. later tater.. hugs



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 14, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight. --Joseph Joubert

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 10 min
Wed: Nothing

Days 107 & 108. I've been a little out of commission because of a muscle spasm in my lower back. I intend to do some activity today, because I'm fine when I'm standing. However, getting up from sitting is a killer! I've had this before, but it usually doesn't last more than a few hours to a day--this is starting the third day and I am slowly getting better.

I will update later on . . .

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


Running Average:
cal * g Fat * g Fiber * oz Water
cal Deficit * % Activities

smiley2 on 06/15/2006:
Hehehehehhe, i like that quote. I love candlelight. I use to say that i wished my whole life could be in candlelight, guess its hides away a persons flaws and makes you look beautiful no matter how you may feel inside.

Hope your back gets better soon. I had a muscle spam the other night, i woke up from it, a electrical heating pad really helps, try lying on one, or a massage :)

Have a good weekend.

Wx


monet0239 on 06/15/2006:
awww. sorry to hear about your back hun.. I hope it gets better soon.. hugsss (but not too tight heeh)


Becca27 on 06/16/2006:
I love the quote!

Thanks so much for the information on mercury and tuna. I eat it for the protein and I usually only have it 2 times a week. Even at that, I go through spurts where I can't look at the stuff for months on end. It's so hard to eat quick, healthy foods. I hate making a big production in the kitchen at every meal but "fast fixes" are usually not great choices.

Have fun on your walk/job today!


maria777 on 06/16/2006:
Hope you feel better!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 13, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (23 min/2.3 mi); DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Day 106 was good.

I'm right there--the same--on my weigh-in today. Did my measurements feeling like I was back on track after alot of erratic ups and downs, and I'm pleased that I'm ONLY up a half-inch overall since my last measurement day, which was May 2nd.

Tune in this summer as I lose some weight! What else can I say. I know I can do this. I don't think I will do it. I know I will do it. We shall see!

I hope we shall see that I'm still struggling, but not struggling to get out of the 160s ALL SUMMER LONG! I don't mind the struggle, but the 160s can just go to hell! Did I mention they've been my nemesis too many times before? This time is no different. (Broken record . . . you have to be very mature to remember "records" hahaha!)

The good part is that I am glad to be getting on track with the jogging once again. Soon it will be 4 years since I got back into it. I didn't really think I'd be able to still be jogging. Not that I would have reached some goal, but that I would have given up. It's very life-affirming to do just the little bit I do and there is always room for improvement.

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2345 cal * 61g Fat * 34g Fiber * 96 oz Water
382 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Weekly Averages 6.6-6.12:
2340 cal * 78g Fat * 29g Fiber * 80 oz Water
360 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

monet0239 on 06/13/2006:
Great attitude sweetie.. :).. we WILL see it... not we shall see.. but WE WILL SEE.. :).. I have faith in ya darlin :).. lets do this!!


maria777 on 06/13/2006:
What a very positive attitude you have...very inspiring to the rest of us!

I think a lot of us get into the 'perfection' mode of thinking when we should be thankful where we are....and not gaining IS progress!

Have a good and safe evening!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 12, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 12 min/1.0 mi; Jog 15 min/Walk 20 min

Day 105 was good.

If I were just starting a diary on here, I might choose the name "heyithinkiused2bkindahot." But what do I know. Haha!

It's soooo funny--getting older! I came across a 20-year-old pair of jeans--Levi's shrink-to-fit--that were too big for me at some point (way back then) so I decided to alter them. I had become pretty good at just about every alteration you could imagine. What was the worst I could do? Well I completely redid the waist and back seam down to the crotch and you can't tell (unless you look very closely) that they've been altered. I did a very professional job even though they were just for me. And I was happy with them.

I probably haven't tried these on for 10 years at least--they're about 20 years old. But here's the problem: I don't remember being that small. I remember where I was in my life when I could wear them, but it's like I must have been inhabiting some alien body. I sure wasn't dieting and I wasn't exercising a great amount--mostly long bike rides several days/week. But I know I wasn't trying to lose weight.

I wonder at what point I couldn't get into those jeans. I probably gained weight, or it must just be that the style changed or I changed my style. At any rate I quit wearing them. I just can't remember, and the jeans are in really good shape, so they didn't wear out. The one thing I remember was being in a friend's wedding at about that time--and I'm pretty chunky in the wedding pictures and the ridiculously awful bridesmaid's dress, so I just don't know.

I know I wore them! They have to be at least the equivalent of today's size 6, which for that time would be a size 10 perhaps? I don't ever remember wearing anything smaller than a 10 (or 9/10) back then. I'd like to be able to wear them now if for nothing but curiosity to see what size they compare to in the current size scheme. I couldn't even guess what my weight was when I could wear these jeans--maybe 130?

So I tried them on and I could get them over my hips; I just couldn't button them. Who knows? If nothing else, they'd make a great pair of shorts. I'd tell you the size, but the tags were all gone. They were originally shrink-to-fit, so I'd say they were 29x33. It would be so fun to be able to wear these. Maybe it would prompt a flashback that would answer all these questions.

Plan for today: Circuit workout; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2389 cal * 84g Fat * 35g Fiber * 56 oz Water
138 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

monet0239 on 06/12/2006:
hiya.. wow.. it would be great for me to get into a pair of jeans I wore 20 years ago..lol.. but it will take some time ehhe.. I am glad that you can almost wear yours :).. that must feel great!!.. don't give up trying them on though hehehe.. nice blast from the past huh..:)..

hugs my friend..


maria777 on 06/12/2006:
I know what you mean..when I married my husband almost 17 years ago, I wore size 9....not today's 9 by any means, cause I weighed about 135...but I married a meat and potatoes man and I starting eating like him and put on weight....I was not used to eating much meat...potatoes, yes, but not meat...I think that's what mainly did it....anyway, I don't have those 9's anymore...I must have got rid of them thinking I'd never wear them again....'waaaaaaaa!!!!'....I miss them...oh well, they were just clothes...but 'that 9' was probably like a 6 now a days, too.

Since then I've beena '6' (snug) but I got rid of most of those also....I still have some size 8 levi jeans, though (hehehe!!!)...but I'm happy being a size 12. You must be sort of tall, like me...I say this cause you said 29x33...sound like a 'tall'....



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 11, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Shopping with cart abt 2 hrs; NordicTrack 40 min/4.5 mi; Walk 15 min

Day 104 was good. I didn't get the jog in--was kinda looking ahead to today so I could try for 15 minutes, I'm sure I could do more, but since I've been so lax the last few months I'd sure hate to overdo it.

Plan for today: NordicTrack; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2078 cal * 73g Fat * 29g Fiber * 56 oz Water
910 cal Deficit * 23% Activities

Maria7 on 06/11/2006:
That shopping with pushing a cart for 2 hrs is surely exercise! So you probably didn't even need the jog, that was probably better than the jog exercise-wise! As for overdoing it, I've surely learned it's better to underdo than overdo when it comes to exercising.

Hope you have a good evening!


jolt on 06/12/2006:
Keep up the excellent work! How have you been?

Hugs

Pat



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 10, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (23 min/5.1 mi); DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min

Day 103 was good. Well let me get right down to it and record that half-pound that's still here. No 1-5-9 just yet! I just noticed my water read "8" ounces for yesterday. Of course it should have been 84.

Plan for today: NordicTrack; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2327 cal * 76g Fat * 38g Fiber * 56 oz Water
305 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Maria7 on 06/10/2006:
Maybe it was a sodium gain...I know if I eat a hotdog, I'll be up one the next day. Anyway...I hope you have a wonderful day! Good for you on all that exercise!


borntocry on 06/10/2006:
Hi biscottibody!

Thank you SO much for your comment the other day. I binged all morning today and consumed 2000 calories in the space of four hours and I knew my run was going to suck but I thought of you and did it anyway. I only ran just over 3 miles instead of the 6 I had planned but I feel so much better for having done it instead of just lazing around all day. Thanks so much!

And well done, you!



biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 09, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Take time: much may be gained by patience. --Ovid

For my activity: NordicTrack 40 min/4.4 mi; DogJog 10 min/Walk 20 min

Day 102 was good. I took a chance with an older set of heel inserts, but the jog was just fine--it's definitely the key to my NOT having calf problems. And I didn't have to stop.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2510 cal * 99g Fat * 26g Fiber * 8 oz Water
196 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

Maria7 on 06/09/2006:
Thanks for noticing...Big Smile!

I used to skate a lot and I would always put 2 socks on my right foot, so that when I crossed my left foot when going around curves the bottom of my right foot didn't get sore...and that worked....I didn't think about heel inserts...good idea, though.

Do you ever go skating?



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