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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 03, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: NordicTrack 47 min/5.2 mi

I'll do my measurements later. I did pretty well with food choices and water intake yesterday. I think I'll just start doing a weekly average instead of an everyday posting of calories etc.

posted @12:10 p.m.

jolt on 01/03/2006:
Keep up the great work! You can do this!

Look at how far you have come. *happy dance*

Hugs

Pat


borntocry on 01/04/2006:
Hi biscottibody,

I think that's a good idea. Keeping track of your weekly average will give you a little leeway on a day-to-day basis. I know I'm a lot hungrier on some days than on others, and sometimes I wish I could just "carry" some of my calories over to the next day rather than force myself to stick to the same limit day after day after day!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 02, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 168.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity lately: Nothing

Happy New Year to you all!

I'm going back to weighing in daily. There was that study a short while ago that said it really makes a difference. I have weighed weekly for about the last 2 years--maybe I'll prove that the study is true for me. Before that I weighed in every day and it just got to be a chore, so I quit.

I'm getting back to it and my weight is down. I want to really get back to the water routine (drinking) and do better with my sleep. For about the last 2 months I've been waking up feeling like I've been trashed from drinking the night before (haven't been), and if not that, feeling like I've been playfully tossed around from arm to arm by a giant squid:-)

Here I go!

posted @2 ish p.m.

borntocry on 01/02/2006:
Happy New Year!!

Good luck with your daily weigh-ins! I read about that study too. I don't know how true it is - after all, most people who weigh themselves are doing it because they're trying to lose weight - but it probably depends to some extent on the individual. In my case, I think that when I first bought my scale, it was detrimental to me. I could not handle the slightest upward fluctuation and it inevitably sent me into a spiral of out-of-control eating. But I think I'm learning to accept that weight loss is a waiting game - it's not about instant gratification. If I work at it consistently I should see results, and if I don't, well at least I'll know I did my best.

Thanks for the comment you left me. I'm desperate for advice about the oven situation! I'm pretty sure those are burners on top of the toaster oven in the picture, but I'll make sure to check when I go to the store tomorrow.

In the meantime, try to get more sleep! Funny as I find the thought of you being tossed around by a giant squid, I know only too well how horrible it is not to feel well-rested in the morning!


geevee on 01/02/2006:
I think weighing in every day helps keep us on track. If we don't know that our weight has gone up there is no reason to change anything we're doing. Also, when I've been bad, I never want to see the truth on the scale.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 01, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 170.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=29.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


This is a placeholder for my weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 29, 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 lately:
12.19 Mon: NordicTrack 40 min/4.4 mi;
Jog 11 min (5-6); DogJog 2 min; Walk 15 min
12.20 Tues: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 21 min/2.1 mi
12.21 Wed: Jog 13 min (4-5-4); DogJog 3 min; Walk 15 min
12.22 Thurs: NordicTrack 23 min/2.4 mi
12.23 Fri: Walk 10 min

posted @4:22 p.m.
I did my weigh-in as the previous entry shows, but I'll not be weighing in again until next week. It's been pretty useless for me to count lately. I did a few things activity-wise as shown above, but I've been pretty unmotivated. I'm going to try to do a Circuit workout later on today. I haven't got a good excuse. Except that there's always tomorrow and the New Year is on its way--good riddance to 2005 is all I have to say!

I'm ready to get back into it before I find a way to pull anymore of the rug out from under myself!

See ya' later!

borntocry on 12/30/2005:
Hi biscottibody,

We're all in the same boat these days. Here's to the New Year!


geevee on 12/30/2005:
Regaining that origianl enthusiasm for losing weight and exercising is so much easier said than done! There are so many on DD's with the same problem. I sure wish I had the solution.

One more day and we MUST start in earnest.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 20, 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


This is a placeholder for my weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 18, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity lately: Short walks here and there

Just as I haven't done a whole lot of meaningful exercise since 12.4, I haven't been vigilant about food choices either. I'm going to start back to keeping my food diary tomorrow. The 4-day challenge fell by the wayside.

On my last weigh-in a couple of days ago I was 170.5--I'm not changing it above though. If I still weigh over what is above after the 2nd week in January, then I'll change it and go from there.

I miss my jogging. My mindset for exercise has been in left field lately. I'm glad for the break, but it's time to get back to it before something starts to hurt. Like my neck: as long as I'm active I don't get that stiff neck/shoulder that lasts for 10 days. I've been walking sporadically, but not enough to write home about.

This time of the year just isn't easy for weight loss, I just accept that. Sure one can deprive oneself, but that's just not me!

My long-term goal (after alot of thought) is to not be so rigid about counting everything; to be able to be my own police when it comes to food. I just don't have that same problem with exercise for the most part.

Hope you all are doing well!

str458 on 12/20/2005:
...just a note to let you know I'm out here in cyberspace reading, please keep writing in the days and weeks ahead-peeking in on others benefits my mental stamina Str458



biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 04, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity: Outside work 40 min;
Airdyne 21 min/4.9 mi; Walk 15 min

I'm doing a 4-Day (Fri-Mon) Challenge. Goals: 1500-1800 cal/day; 84 oz water; 700-1000 cal/day deficit.

Didn't quite make any of the goals.

I ate some cereal in the morning yesterday, which is a no-no for me unless I eat something substantial quite soon afterward. So I ended up ravenous (low blood sugar) while I was washing my dog--then I ate a series of "nonos" and really blew my calorie quota (if I wanted to eat supper in any amount). Anyway, I got some Christmas lights put up and did the rest of my exercise above, so I wasn't totally slothful.


1985 cal * 75g Fat * 25g Fiber * 56 oz Water
225 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

borntocry on 12/04/2005:
Hi biscottibody,

I have the same reaction to cereal! It makes me ravenous! I don't really understand it because it's usually pretty healthy cereal too, like Special K or Raisin Bran. Do you find that eating something substantial afterwards helps? Like what? I would be really grateful for any advice because I love cereal but it always ruins my day!

Thanks for the comment you left me the other day, on my holiday situation. Actually, we had planned to go on holiday in January, after Christmas. My husband isn't really into Christmas. I'm more into it than he is, but since it has no religious significance for me, I usually volunteer to work through the holidays so that my co-workers can go home instead!


geevee on 12/04/2005:
What happened to you after eating the cereal is precisely why I don't eat in the morning. It whets my appetite and I always end up eating far more than usual.

The other day I decided to have a bowl for dinner along with my fruit and yogurt. I also like to have it as a late night snack. I've always preferred cereal late at night. I think I sleep better.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Dec 03, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity: NordicTrack 49 min/5.4 mi

I'm doing a 4-Day (Fri-Mon) Challenge. Goals: 1500-1800 cal/day; 84 oz water; 700-1000 cal/day deficit.

Met all goals for Friday--woop!

Hope you have a good food day!


1630 cal * 65g Fat * 24g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1232 cal Deficit * 15% Activities


biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 02, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity: Nothing

I'm doing a 4-Day (Fri-Mon) Challenge. Goals: 1500-1800 cal/day; 84 oz water; 700-1000 cal/day deficit. I wanted a chocolate chip cookie so badly yesterday. Of course I don't have any and wasn't going to take time to make any. Next time I go to my favorite dairy store, I'm going back to the FF milk. I've been drinking whole milk with my coffee on and off for months. If I have cereal, I prefer soy milk now, so it's not an issue with that and I don't eat all that much cold cereal anyway--at least at the moment.

Have a great weekend!

geevee on 12/02/2005:
It's so easy to get hooked on whole milk. I described my first taste a month ago as "melted ice cream". It was so rich! Not that I didn't like skim. I had grown accustomed to the plain taste and was able to go right back to it, but the memory lingers.

Have you ever tried oat milk? I found some at Wild Oats. It's on the rich side tastewise but isn't that high in calories. The taste is much better than rice milk which I find too watery. Believe it or not, I've never tried soy milk but will one of these days.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 01, 2005
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity: Jog 5 min/Walk 15 min

I did pretty well yesterday. My little jog was with the dog in tow. I know this is the worst time of the year to "diet," but I gave away a whole pumpkin pie the other day. I sort of wished I had a small piece last evening. Now I'm glad I didn't have any. I survived:-)

Hope you all aren't struggling too badly!

geevee on 12/01/2005:
Good girl! Biscotti. You're FAR away from that dreaded 7. That's truly commendable being able to give away an entire pie!



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