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biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 05, 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)


For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.2 mi; Walk 25 min/DogJog 5 min

Day 98 was good.

Calories were a bit high. I didn't do my Circuit.

Plan for today: NTrk, walk, maybe a jog

CAUTION: Obsessive Running Shoe Stuff Alert!
I was curious how my other running shoes (Asics), which I wear for walking and just everyday use, would do for a jog. I jogged in them yesterday, and I had a revelation--no calf tightening whatsoever. Granted it was only 5 minutes worth, but it was like putting on wings compared to the last couple of jogs I've slogged through.

I know the Brooks I use for jogging have a slight negative heel, but not wanting to jack around with anything, I didn't even try my heel inserts to mimic the way the Asics feel. So the conclusion is that wearing these other "regular" shoes I clearly had no calf tightness issues--the issue that has been dogging me since I started wearing the Brooks (last fall). (It's easy to say, "It's the shoes, stupid!" But I guess I wanted to think otherwise.)

Unfortunately I won't use the Asics for jogging. They are the next incarnation of one I wore a couple of years ago and I got maybe 3 months of jogging before they felt broken down. If I were 20 pounds lighter I might be able to get away with running in them, and being overweight doesn't bode well for the life of running shoes. And these are some of the priciest, but cute and hot (to me--haha!) Asics--they're lime green/metallic and very breezy. Unfortunately the midsole/cushioning over time left alot to be desired on the other incarnation. On the other hand they are the most comfortable walking shoes I've ever had. I can be on my feet on concrete for hours (while shopping/cooking/cleaning house, for instance) and the next day I have no lower back pain--no discomfort at all. They are worth every dime! They are perfect for me--except that I can't use them for jogging. They're not as stiff (but cushioned) as the ones I jog in.

Anyway, after I got back I went ahead and put the heel inserts in one shoe (of the Brooks) and compared it with the Asics on the other foot--they feel the same. I had to do this with the very first Brooks I had when I started jogging again 4 years ago. These are the fourth incarnation of those shoes and the most similar to the originals. I had no issue with the third incarnation, but they have a huge odor problem, so I never bought a second pair. The second Brooks were the best of the bunch and I actually went through three pairs of them.

For anyone who doesn't get how the running shoe industry works, they almost never keep the same style of THE SAME NAME from year to year. I think some New Balance shoes are the exception. Sort of like the automobile industry. Hardcore runners will buy up as many pairs of a favorite, fearing they will stop being manufactured, and actually store them in a cool dry place. I'm not that extreme (and I am just a jogger, to be honest). Also I'm not made of money. I just hold out hope that I'll manage somehow.

So I have to actually jog in the Brooks with the inserts to be certain. Tomorrow for sure, but I may try today. I'm curious, but optimistic!

I shouldn't have to worry this much about footwear, but I know once I get it squared away I'll have some great months of jogging in my future. Without complaining about my calf issues!

Have a lovely day!


2131 cal * 73g Fat * 21g Fiber * 112 oz Water
360 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

monet0239 on 06/05/2006:
Hiya darlin.. :).. you need to be as comfy as possible when your joggin.. so yep.. try it out for sure :).. I totally understand.. :).. and good luck.. I hope they help with the insoles in them :).. I'll be glad when I can actually jog again for any amount of time.. but I will get there.. :)..

have a great day tomorrow.. hugssss



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 04, 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)


A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. --David Brinkley

For my activity: NordicTrack 40 min/4.5 mi; Jog 12 min/Walk 25 min

Day 97 was very good.

I did all planned activity. The 12-min test wasn't awful--I actually jogged the whole way without stopping. I didn't push myself, and I did .95 mile (Poor). This is for my age group. I have done as well as 1.12 (Good). So much room for improvement!

Plan for today: NTrk, Circuit workout, walk

Have a lovely day!


1691 cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1064 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

smiley2 on 06/05/2006:
What a great quote! If i had to use all my bricks i would have built a Great China wall all by myself lol heheheh!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 03, 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)


For my activity: Nothing

Day 96. I skipped out on my activity. Probably just as well--my shoulders were a bit fatigued from the previous day. Although I think I've had two "nothing" days this week. I'm sure I'll more than make up for it in the long run. Speaking of, my jogging plan for last month--15 days planned--actually did a measly 3 days. I'm going to go out on a limb and plan for 10 days of jogging this month.

I need to tighten up my plan--like an old, lace-up corset--hahaha!

Plan for today: NTrk, 12-min test/jog, walk

Have a lovely day!


2765 cal * 111g Fat * 29g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-467 cal Deficit * 0% Activities


biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 02, 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)


For my activity:
Wed: Part 1 Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (13 min/2.8 mi)
Thurs: Part 2 Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (32 min/7.5 mi)

Days 94 & 95 were so-so. At least the exercise was pretty good!

Just very wiped out, but must keep on plugging along! Didn't plan to break up the circuit workout, but it's a good way to do it when pressed for time.

Have a lovely day!


Wed:
2375 cal * 99g Fat * 35g Fiber * 84 oz Water
55 cal Deficit * 5% Activities

Thurs:
2591 cal * 104g Fat * 31g Fiber * 56 oz Water
12 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

gigi43 on 06/02/2006:
I noticed that your fat grams are over the 90 mark on most days but your calories look pretty good. I think that for a 2000 calorie diet, you're only supposed to have 56 grams of fat. I am not trying to be judgmental - just wanted to point out that I think you would do really stellar if you drop your fat grams a bit.

Your water intake is seriously putting me to shame so I need to step up on that! And I agree with you that splitting up your workout is a good idea because they say that it's just as effective in two sessions as in one. But what's an Airdyne?



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 31, 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)


For my activity: Not much

Day 93 was not good.

I blew off all exercise. The lesson I have to get into my head is to do it earlier or there's no hope.

Plan for today: Circuit workout and walk

Have a lovely day!


2523 cal * 108g Fat * 18g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-248 cal Deficit * 1% Activities

geevee on 05/31/2006:
How are you able to survive on only 28oz. of water? Ever since I passed out the day of my grand-daughter's christening and ended up in the hospital for a couple of days while all sorts of tests were run I've been REAL careful about water intake.

That day I had had something like 3 beers and no water. I learned my lesson real fast!


squiggly on 05/31/2006:
I agree. THe earlier the better with exercise. Get it done and out of the way!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 30, 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)


Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match. --Karl Kraus

For my activity: Walk 10 min; NordicTrack 21 min/2.2 mi

Day 92 was good. I got in both planned activities. Woo-hoo!

I'm down a half-pound for today's weigh-in.

I ate a couple of cookie bars that I had been wanting to make for a long time. So I made them. I held off for as long as I could! Now I'll have to freeze what's left or I'll gorge myself on them:-)

Plan for today: NTrk and walk; maybe a jog

***Update***
Just noticed this is my lowest in 92 days. I'm down 8.5 pounds in that time. It's very different (I think) because I'm doing the weight workouts much more regularly. Seems the body is a little more forgiving this time around. I don't know what else to give it to! At any rate I'll take it and look forward to the 150s for the first time in just about forever!

Have a lovely day!


2129 cal * 83g Fat * 40g Fiber * 56 oz Water
379 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

Weekly Averages 5.23-5.29: 2023 cal * 75g Fat * 26g Fiber * 64 oz Water * 428 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 05/30/2006:
Congrats on your all time low! Keep up the exercise!


spanky on 05/30/2006:
Biscotti Body, I love Fitday, I crack myself up by listing getting dressed as an activity hee hee. But more seriously, it is the best tool I have found. Congratulations on your loss!!


monet0239 on 05/30/2006:
Wo0o0oh0o0.. another 1/2 pounds.. lovin it !!.. your doing great!!.. and YES.. put those things in the freezerrr.. or givem away hehe.. hugss


borntocry on 05/31/2006:
Wow! That's awesome! So you lost 8.5 lb in 92 days? That's pretty good, especially over such a long period of time. If only I could do that...



biscottibody59 - Monday May 29, 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: Shopping with cart abt 2 hours; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (30 min/7.0 mi)

Day 91 was pretty good. I pulled out a workout at the last minute despite wanting to just vegetate. So I don't have to do it today. Woo-hoo!

Plan for today: NTrk and walk

Have a lovely day!


1970 cal * 67g Fat * 19g Fiber * 56 oz Water
710 cal Deficit * 19% Activities


biscottibody59 - Sunday May 28, 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: Talking on the phone abt 5 hrs

Day 90 was okay.

Since I did just about nothing else I counted the phone call that derailed my other plans. It's amazing the things that Fitday lists in calories burned. Of course if I had done my regular planned stuff I wouldn't have counted it, but I had nothing else. Kind of a cop-out I suppose.

Plan for today: Circuit workout and walk

Have a lovely day!


2164 cal * 92g Fat * 10g Fiber * 56 oz Water
11 cal Deficit * 8% Activities


biscottibody59 - Saturday May 27, 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: Nothing

Day 89 was good. Not below 1800 though.

I'm down on my weigh-in. I wasn't going to weigh-in on Saturdays for the foreseeable future, but I'm ready to be below 160. This is getting old. Really old. I'm just going to do what I have to do to get there and stay there.

Plan for today: Circuit workout and walk

Have a lovely day!


2099 cal * 74g Fat * 32g Fiber * 84 oz Water
200 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

geevee on 05/27/2006:
Hi BB,

Following my original diet that got me down in weight is what I've been doing recently, EXCEPT for the MNAY lapses. The lapses are what's new in the equation. You know I simply don't eat processed food, especially hot dogs, but in my mind where the pleasure center resides is the memory of those footlong kosher hot dogs from high school which was awakened when I saw Hebrew National on sale. There I was with the package in hand. I think these were the first hot dogs I've eaten in a few years. At only 50 cal. each I couldn't resist. There are only two left. I don't plan to restock before the sale ends either!

As for not eating in the morning, this goes back to elementary school when my mother never got up in the morning so I never knew what it was like to start off the day with food. I normally don't eat before noon. I just don't think about food in the morning and am rarely hungry. To me it's simply a matter of rearranging one's schedule. I sure make up for it in the evening!


monet0239 on 05/27/2006:
hey sweetie.. your down yayaya.. you will get there..:).. hugs



biscottibody59 - Friday May 26, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 162.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. --Emily Dickinson

For my activity: NordicTrack (40 min/4.6 mi)

Day 88 was good. Didn't take a walk or go on a jog.

I've only had 7 days out of the last 28 with calories below 2000--according to Fitday. So having 2 days in a row of below 1800 makes me think I can get/stay in a better groove. It isn't that hard! Yeah right!

Plan for today: NTrk, walk, maybe a jog

Hey, here's another study about sleep (lack of) and weight gain, this time in women specifically. The interesting thing about this one is "it had been suggested previously that people who sleep less compensate by eating more, but analysis of the data found that they ate less. The scientists also discounted physical activity as a reason to explain why women who slept less weighed more." Here's the whole story: More Sleep May Help Women Fight Obesity.

Have a lovely day!


1685 cal * 66g Fat * 27g Fiber * 84 oz Water
853 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

starcat on 05/26/2006:
Thanks for the encouraging words. Yes we often do have to be selfish at times! Congratulations on your hard work & remember to take time for yourself.


monet0239 on 05/26/2006:
hey thanks :).. I will read up on this tomorrow.. I dont sleep well at night.. but some days I try to make up for it..lol.. some days .. it just doesnt happen.. :(.. have a good one sweetie.. hugsss.. thanks for sharing :)


Scruffy on 05/27/2006:
Thx for the info :)

Guys can read too :)

Scruff



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