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biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 01, 2005
(Exercise/A Diet--Will Elaborate With Time)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 5.17.05: 148
Current BMI=28.0; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible. --Margaret Mead

For my activity:
Wed 3.30: NordicTrack 57 min/6.7 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min
Thur 3.31: Yard work (mowing, weedeating, tree trimming, cleanup) about 7 hours; Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

I'm holding steady on the weigh-in today. I need to do to the house what I did to the yard yesterday (not that I have St Augustine growing in the house, but it's somewhat analogous). I suppose that if the walls were glass and everyone could see in, I'd be a little more self-conscious about its state. I still have a number of boxes to go through and there's scattered miscellaneous clutter. I'm one of those people who keeps piles of papers and I pretty much know what's where--haha--pretty much! I saw a website a few years back that called it living your life in piles. (I don't think they meant hemorrhoids!) My work is truly cut out for me--hey, that's what I need--a mulching mower for the house, hahaha!

BTW, I jogged 26 out of 31 days in March--woo-hoo!

Cheers to you all!


Wed 3.30:
2327 cal * 73g Fat * 40g Fiber * 84 oz Water
555 cal Deficit * 24% Activities

Thur 3.31:
2752 cal * 87g Fat * 28g Fiber * 84 oz Water
838 cal Deficit * 43% Activities

tabbylove74 on 04/02/2005:
OMG you watch Goodnight Sweetheart!! Fantastic show lol. I know it was honest of me to talk about the "newspaper incident" lol...i found the whole thing hilarious, i had to share the story with you. I never take myself too serious, always having a laugh so i didn't mind telling lol. Thanks for the encouragement Biscotti, you're doing great too, and i think you're a very wise person. Love Paula x



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 30, 2005
(Exercise/A Diet--Will Elaborate With Time)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 5.17.05: 148
Current BMI=28.0; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.
--Bill Vaughan

For my activity: NordicTrack 56 min/6.5 mi; Walk 15 min

Cheers to you all!


2184 cal * 77g Fat * 17g Fiber * 84 oz Water
710 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

borntocry on 03/31/2005:
Hey! Congratulations on losing that pound! And thanks for your comment... yes, it did occur to me that corn-nuts might be similar to parched corn, only I seem to recall that I didn't like them much when I was in America. Parched corn seems a little crispier and kind of looks and tastes more like the unpopped corn kernels you get when you make popcorn (although not as hard). Also, it could just be that corn-nuts tend to be flavoured and don't really taste of corn any more. I'm going to see if I can find unflavoured ones the next time I'm in America (just what I need - a more easily available snack to become addicted to!).

As for boiled peanuts... what are those like? I can't decide whether they sound delicious or really gross. I can't imagine disliking peanuts in any form, though!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 29, 2005
(Exercise/A Diet--Will Elaborate With Time)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 5.17.05: 148
Current BMI=28.0; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

I'm down a pound--will probably weigh in again on Friday. I'm not taking measurements this week.

Cheers to you all!


The kindergartners were now in the first grade. Their teacher wanted them to be more grown up since they were no longer in kindergarten. She told them to use grown up words instead of baby words. She then asked them to tell her what they did during the summer.

The first little one said he went to see his Nana. The teacher said, "No, No, you went to see your grandmother. Use the grown up word."

The next little one said she went for a trip on a choo-choo. The teacher again said, "No, No, you went on a trip on a train. That's the grown up word."

Then the teacher asked the third little one what he did during the summer. He proudly stated that he read a book. The teacher asked what book he had read.

He puffed out his chest and in a very adult way replied, "Winnie the Sh*t."


1918 cal * 71g Fat * 35g Fiber * 56 oz Water
547 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

Cynthia on 03/29/2005:
Now that was funny!! xoxox Cynthia



biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 28, 2005
(Exercise/A Diet--Will Elaborate With Time)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 5.17.05: 148
Current BMI=28.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity:
Fri 3.25: No Exercise; Quite alot of driving
Sat 3.26: Jog 20 min (9-11)/Walk 15 min; Shopping 2 hours
Sun 3.27: Jog 25 min (7-18)/Walk 25 min

I'm really glad to be here--hahaha! I think I'm out of denial--at least for the present moment:-)

Got new running shoes, so it's not all bad!

{I accidentally deleted my previous entry, so I redid it with just the info about my activity.}

Cheers to you all!


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Jennifer68 on 03/28/2005:
You are doing AWESOME!!!! Keep at it; you are an inspiration :)



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 25, 2005
(Exercise/Emerging From Denial Diet--hahaha!)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 5.17.05: 148
Current BMI=28.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Jog 20 min(9-11)/Walk 5 min

I didn't have the greatest day yesterday foodwise, but I did mark it down in my notebook and used Fitday. I also changed the date of my goal weight--AGAIN!

Cheers to you all!


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biscottibody59 on 03/28/2005:
Name: Soon2BThin

Comment: We just keep plugging away, don't we? I wish we knew why we keep having those not-so-good days. Sometimes I just want to eat until I'm stuffed. Today is one of those days. But I'm fighting it, it ain't easy. Go figure! Well, keep working on it. We CAN do this!

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Name: tabbylove74

Comment: Thanks for the message. LOL now you know how terrible with names i am at first. I added GeeVees' name ...but i left yours on because God Bless you too! lol. I hope you have a good day and you wake up happy...love Paula x

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Name: borntocry

Comment: Hi biscottibody,

How are things going? Are you feeling any better?

I know what you mean about not caring about the number on the scale and just wanting to get rid of that roll around your torso. I have a very similar problem - only my problem area is around my hips and upper thighs. Other than that, I am quite happy with my weight and figure. I think it is so difficult to stay motivated when you are only looking for improvement in one area, because you aren't really encouraged by the changes you may see in other areas. I often find myself wondering whether there is really any point in what I'm doing.

Still, I think we both enjoy the feeling of being physically fit and surely that makes it all worthwhile!

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Name: Cynthia

Comment: Nothing wrong with changing the date of your goal weight ... the best thing is YOU MY DEAR ARE STILL FOCUSED AND PLANNING. You are bound to get where you're tring to go!!! Hang in there. Cynthia



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 24, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=28.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Mithriades, by frequently drinking poison, rendered it impossible for any poison to hurt him. You, Cinna, by always dining on next to nothing, have taken due precaution against ever perishing from hunger.
--Epigrams, Marcus Valerius Martialus (c. 43-104)

For my activity:
Tues 3.22: Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min
Wed 3.23: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Hope you're all having a wonderful time--I know I'm trying to get back in the swing. I'm just not into it. Kinda bored actually. Does boredom come before a change? Hmmmmm . . .

Cheers to you all!


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borntocry on 03/24/2005:
I know what you mean. I get bored of it too... it's always the same thing, there's no end to it, etc. I guess you just have to try to picture yourself reaching your goals. Maybe I have a vivid imagination, but sometimes I actually get to the point where I think I'm already there! And the truth is hard to face after that...!

Maybe you are just feeling a little low right now. I'm sure you will get back into the swing of things soon. Good luck!


cynthia on 03/24/2005:
C'mon Biscottibody59 ... we're trying to wait on you to get back in the swing .. just a reminder ... I'm gaining on you girl ... only 100 pounds before I catch up with you and let me assure you I WILL rub it in when I do!!! Toodles. Cynthia


geevee on 03/24/2005:
Hi Biscotti,

I read your comment to BTC about those "thingies" you see drooping off your back when you look in the mirror. I used to have them too plus that ugly roll of fat sagging in front below the navel, or were there two of them? Anyway, I got rid of both! I don't know whether to attribute it to the loss of weight or swimming, yoga and the machines. Perhaps it was a bit of all of them.

Big, is definitely not beautiful to my eyes. I hated it!

You've been so good and diligent about exercising I imagine it's probably a matter of excess weight. You WILL lose it.

I know what you mean about not being "with it". To me, it's like being between seasons. I have definitely stalled. We're talking months and months and I'm sick of it but feel that I'll restart my engines as soon as I can resume my old schedule and swim again. It's like being 'on hold'. And now that I have a bum toe, of all things, I can't even do yoga or get energetic as far as housework goes. My present goal is not to gain. Forget about losing! With so little energy being expended, I have to be realistic.


Maria7 on 03/24/2005:
Thank you for your comment. I guess sometimes we all just need to 'hear' that we're okay where we're at. I think I tend to overdo things sometimes. I think I tend to not be realistic a lot of times. But, you're right...good health always comes first. So, I've decided to regain some weight and work on getting healthier...walking, working out, etc... btw, I've noticed you are very consistant in your jogging/walking...Have a good evening!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 22, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=28.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity:
Thurs 3.17: NordicTrack 50 min/5.8 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Fri 3.18: NordicTrack 60 min/7.2 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Sat 3.19: No Exercise
Sun 3.20: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
Mon 3.21: Tree Trimming 1 hour; Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

It's always fun to come back and tell how I gained a bunch (in the grand scheme--4 pounds is a lot for me to gain at this point). Maybe it even cracks some people up. Well it's not funny--I have been doing nothing but exercise to further my cause--good food choices have gone south. And now I'm in a quandary regarding my running shoes. So I may be doing just walking instead until I can get a grip and figure out just which shoes I'll get next. I don't think I can get my old standbys--but I'm going exploring later, so I'll let ya'll know. Like ya'll really care--hahaha!

Not going to take measurements this week--the scale is demoralizing enough for me today--thank you very much!

Cheers to you all!


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cynthia on 03/22/2005:
Girl, SMACK yo-self for the rest of us! So what, you gained ... get it off. You have been doing a great job for a long time (I hope I stay focused as long as you have) so, whatever is bugging you pluck it out of yo butt and get to doing what you know to do. You are a conqueror so go out and conquer those 4 pounds. There, guess I told YOU! xoxoxo Cynthia


tabbylove74 on 03/22/2005:
I can tell you're at a low ebb today and it's understandable. ..tomorrow's a new day, things will start getting better i'm sure..keep your chin up and i'm sure you will begin to feel more positive..i believe a positive determined mind can conquer any mountain, don't give up....love and very best wishes...Paula x


Runner on 03/22/2005:
HI, Biscotti! My advice for running shoes is to stick with the Brooks...order them online if you can't find them in the stores! I wore Asics for 3 years but gave them up completely when I tried Brooks! I prefer the Brooks Adrenaline or Brooks Epiphany. If you go to a good store, a salesperson should help you find the right fit for your feet. Good luck!


goldcat on 03/22/2005:
You'll get back on track chickie! You're doing great. Maybe it's just muscle weight or even water weight. Give it a week and I bet you'll be back down again...Chin up! Stephanie PS...I do care. I always read your Diary when you post. ;0)


Maria7 on 03/22/2005:
Good for you on the exercise!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 17, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity:
Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (40 min/4.8 mi);
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

Pretend there's a "fast fitness drive-thru" restaurant. That's what I kind of got yesterday--except it was good for me. I increased the weight on my dumbbells. No harm done, fewer reps, better for me!

I think today will be it, I put my template back down at the bottom of the page (optimism)--I must try to lose some weight.

Cheers to you all!


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cynthia on 03/17/2005:
Just keeping working your plan Girlie. You know what it takes to get where you want to go. I know those words sound cliche but then a lot of life is cliche. Just a little over a year ago you were at the doorstep of your goal weight, you WILL get there again with proper planning. We're depending on you "OLDTIMER"! he he he he ... don't get mad ... get glad and go to work! xoxoxoxo Cynthia



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 16, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Procrastination avoids boredom; one never has the feeling that there is nothing important to do.
--Fifth Law of Procrastination

For my activity: NordicTrack 60 min/7.1 mi;
Jog 20 min/ Walk 15 min

I WILL get in the Circuit today! No excuses! No regrets! I was still a little too wiped out for it yesterday. I'm getting some sleep though--7.5 hours and 8 for the other day--so I'm getting better on that note.

I'm so glad I'm able to jog. It's the single most wonderful thing I do for myself. I enjoy it. Oh, did I tell you how much I like to jog--even though I go at a turtle-ish pace some days--it's great for my outlook and my self-esteem!

Cheers to you all!

geevee on 03/16/2005:
You know it never occurred to me that Schlotsky's would sell pizza. There is one in the area but I haven't gone there yet. The name conjures up visions of corned beef on rye w/a kosher pickle, a bagel w/lox, etc. NOT pizza! I need a commercial establishment for pizza because doing it myself is such a long, involved process. I'll tell about it tomorrow.

You're so right about the size of strombolis. Geez! Mine was SO big. Next time I'll try the calzone which was a bit smaller. You see it's already in my warped mind to stray!


Maria7 on 03/16/2005:
Exercise always makes me feel better, too! Good for you on your consistency!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 15, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Shredded cabbage goes great with shredded carrots and mayonnaise. --Cole's Law

For my activity: NordicTrack 50 min/5.8 mi;
Jog 20 (10-10) min/ Walk 15 min

Beware the Ides of March--and all that jazz--beware my 46th birthday this Saturday--ooohh! now that's scary!!!

I didn't get the Circuit in--just too tired--got 8 hours sleep though--woo-hoo! So will try to get it in today. Also dragging my ass to jog last night was tough--but I was glad I did it--who wouldn't be--hahaha!

On my weigh-in I'm somewhere between 160 and 165. Not taking measurements this week. At least I know where I am. It's good to get unwrapped from around the axle:-)--or at least start unwrapping!

Back to normal (what's that???) soon--hahahaha!

Cheers to you all!

JellyBelly2 on 03/15/2005:
You always do so good at exercising. Good job!



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