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biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 13, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 169.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=29.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Nothing

Back to using Fitday starting today. Sometimes I think if I stood naked in front of a mirror all day I might get through to myself--haha! Seriously, I think I'm coming back around.


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geevee on 11/13/2005:
Getting a bad lipid level from my doctor did wonders for me. You wouldn't believe how that changed everything, plus the blood pressure though not too high, didn't make my doctor happy. Since the numbers have been changed, 140/78 is not so great. Now they want to see 120. And since the rheumatologist didn't check the glucose, Lord only knows how high that is after all the white rice, etc.

Health is the important issue. I can "pass" for normal, neither fat nor thin which is fine with me. It's a matter of being able to say I'm at high school or college weight.

I've said many times that I'll never look thin, and that is definitely not my desire. With my body structure, I'll always have people ask me is I was a dancer!


borntocry on 11/14/2005:
Hi biscottibody,

Your entry reminded me of a tip I read once which suggested eating while standing naked in front of a mirror. I've never actually tried it - too worried that it might put me off food forever!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 12, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 169.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=29.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using
NordicTrack (21 min/2.1 mi; Walk 10 min

Plugging away. Writing down my food, but not using Fitday.


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geevee on 11/12/2005:
You're too close to that nasty number 7! Watch it!



biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 11, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 169.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=29.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: NordicTrack 50 min/5.6 mi; Walk 15 min

Well, there's the new weight--yikes! I'll weigh in again on Tuesday--my regular weigh day. I'm going to try to do a circuit workout today.


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geevee on 11/11/2005:
I bet that's just a fluctuation. Well, you'll know on Tuesday. I'm expecting another one any day now. The weight goes down but then up again. It's just the way it is. Good going on the exercise.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 10, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity lately:
Fri 10.28: Walk 10 min
Sat 10.29: Walk 10 min
Sun 10.30: Walk 10 min
Mon 10.31: NordicTrack 31 min/3.5 mi;
Jog 20 min (8-6-6)/Walk 30 min
Tues 11.1: NordicTrack 41 min/4.9 mi; Walk 15 min
Wed 11.2: NordicTrack 47 min/5.6 mi; Walk 10 min
Thur 11.3: Mowing & Clean-up 1.5 hours;
Jog 20 min (5-3-3-2-2-5); Walk 20 min
Fri 11.4: Nothing
Sat 11.5: Jog 20 min (6-4-3-2-2-3); Walk 25 min
Sun 11.6: Walk 10 min
Mon 11.7: NordicTrack 50 min/5.5 mi; Walk 15 min
Tues 11.8: NordicTrack 50 min/5.4 mi;
Jog 20 min (6-5-2-7); Walk 20 min
Wed 11.9: Nothing

I'm going to weigh in tomorrow. I was up a bit about a week ago, but haven't had the umph! to make an entry here. I think I've finally got my calves whipped into shape. You don't know what you've lost 'til it's gone--that's how it's been with my calves. You can want to do the same amount of jogging or whatever, but if one body part isn't cooperating, well you're sunk.

Same with the back--it flared up a bit early last week and now finally seems to be back on track. The only thing I can think I did was to move a portable TV to a stand about 3 weeks (or so) ago. It started aching that next day. Anyway, "fingers crossed"--I'm back on track somewhat:-)

Hope you're all doing well these days!


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geevee on 11/10/2005:
I know what you mean alright! My great lipid levels soared up to the stratosphere and disappeared. No more. Gone. It's all my fault.

I know about back problems too. (Doc said, "The base of your back is a mess!") I do appreciate his honesty and it does explain various problems.

All we can do is strengthen the muscles around the problem areas and it does help a lot. When my right knee acts up I can't always attribute a reason for it, so I'm treasuring this calm period when it's not bothering me.

Keep plugging away.



biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 28, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Walk 15 min

For Day 3 of my Tue-Sat challenge (1900 cal, 84 oz water, and 10% of calories burned from exercise), I met no goals. Crummy day. Back is feeling better though.

Cheers to you all!


2516 cal * 108g Fat * 13g Fiber * 0-ish oz Water
-136 cal Deficit * 2% Activities


biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 27, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Nothing

For Day 2 of my Tue-Sat challenge (1900 cal, 84 oz water, and 10% of calories burned from exercise), I met the calorie goal, but nothing else. My lower back is spasming (is that a word?) horribly. The good thing is it's a little better, so I can feel a little optimistic. I just have to force myself to do some exercise today!

Back pain that lasts longer than about half of a day presents a depressing flashback to me. Quite a number of years ago I had a serious bout with sciatica from what turned out to be a compressed nerve between L4 and L5 of my spine. The entire nerve was affected down to my foot and even caused a spot of numbness on the side of my leg. The feeling eventually returned there, but it took about 2 years after the back pain ended.

The actual back pain lasted so long and was so relentless that I had finally accepted that I would be that way for the rest of my life. The orthopedist wanted to do surgery (of course). So I started walking--alot. And I did the exercises the Dr gave me--personally I think they give you these to "defeat" you. People probably don't believe exercise will help. The bonus at the time was that I lost 13 pounds over the time of "forced" walking

The pain resolved within months, but ever since then, whenever I get the slightest twinge of pain there, I tend to lay very low.

Cheers to you all!


1853 cal * 83g Fat * 5g Fiber * 28 oz Water
649 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Runner on 10/27/2005:
Oh, Mary Janes...I love those candies, too! Good for you to wait to buy them until they're on sale---and to limit yourself to 2 bags! I'm just glad my candy corn supply has almost run out. I sure hope my mom doesn't send me any more from America! I definitely don't need them!!!


borntocry on 10/28/2005:
Hi biscottibody,

I hope your back feels better soon. It's probably a good idea to try not to exacerbate it, if you suffered from such serious problems in the past.

Thanks for the comment you left me. I'm not sure I understand what you wrote about the percentage of activity calories burned. I tried to look it up on fitday.com but I couldn't figure it out!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 26, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: NordicTrack 31 min/3.1 mi; 2 min of ab work; Walk 10 min

For Day 1 of my Tue-Sat challenge (1900 cal, 84 oz water, and 10% of calories burned from exercise), I only met the exercise goal. Two minutes of abs doesn't sound like much, but it just about did me in--and I do abs on my Circuit Day. I did it more to try to be mindful than anything else.

Cheers to you all!


1945 cal * 62g Fat * 31g Fiber * 56 oz Water
781 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

borntocry on 10/27/2005:
Hi biscottibody,

You almost met your calorie goal, though. Not bad!

Maybe I should try to come up with some sort of Sat-Sun challenge for myself, as that's when I tend to go crazy and undo a whole week's good work. I like your method of aiming to burn a certain percentage of your calorie intake through exercise... maybe I should do something like that too. Although I'm afraid that I'd just use it as an excuse not to exercise (on days when I've kept my calories down) or to eat more (on days when I've done a lot of exercise)!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 25, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: NordicTrack 33 min/3.8 mi;
Jog 20 min (6-14)/Walk 15 min

I'm slowly chipping away--my measurements are down by a half-inch overall. And I can nearly button (comfortably) my size 10 shorts. I'm doing a Tue-Sat challenge of 1900 cal, 84 oz water, and continuing on with exercise to get at least 10% of calories burned from exercise.

Cheers to you!


2637 cal * 113g Fat * 20g Fiber * 84 oz Water
228 cal Deficit * 17% Activities


biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 24, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity lately:
Thurs 10.20: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (22 min/4.9 mi);
Walk 15 min
Fri 10.21: Jog 20 min (10-10)/Walk 20 min
Sat 10.22: Nothing
Sun 10.23: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (30 min/3.1 mi)

I did okay on that short challenge. I pretty much had a meltdown foodwise on Saturday, but all in all I'm doing okay. And I got in all my scheduled circuit weight work--woo-hoo!

Cheers to you!


Avg 10.17-23
2210 cal * 91g Fat * 12g Fiber * 64 oz Water
478 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

Runner on 10/24/2005:
Hi, Biscotti! Thanks for your comment! My sister actually has Celiac sprue, so I was tested for it...and the doctors don't seem to think that's a problem for me. BUT, I sometimes wonder, as the medical system here in Asia has screwed up before...so I'm trying to cut back on gluten and dairy just to see if that makes a difference! I know that Celiac disease can run in families, so maybe I am prone to that...



biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 22, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


This is a placeholder for my Saturday weigh-in.


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