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biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 13, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 165.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (19 min/4.2 mi)

Day 45 was good. I ate a bit too much--kind of a continuation from the previous days. Time to nip it in the bud today--get back in the swing!

As for my weight workout--I increased my weight to 15# (each dumbbell) and lowered my reps. In fact I surprised myself:-) It was getting really old doing the same old thing and today I feel like a little load was lifted. Funny how lifting weights can make you feel that way!

Have a lovely day!

2181 cal * 68g Fat * 24g Fiber * 84 oz Water
390 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

monet0239 on 04/13/2006:
Just wanted to say hellooo.. your doing great.. as always .. hugs

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 12, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 165.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Yard work (mowing/weedeating/general clean-up) about 3 hrs

Day 44 was good, but exhausting. It would have been even more exhausting if I weren't at least as fit as I am now. I remember when I was so out of shape that just pulling a load of towels out of the washer was a major chore.

Have a lovely day!

2311 cal * 68g Fat * 27g Fiber * 56 oz Water
652 cal Deficit * 26% Activities

Maria7 on 04/12/2006:
Good for you on the yard work....I almost did some yard work today but put it off and went and got my Mom to come spend the afternoon with me instead. Bet your yard looks nice!

borntocry on 04/13/2006:
Hi biscotti,

I remember being so out of shape that my arms hurt when I washed my hair!

Thanks for your comment on soy. I've read about the supposed health risks, too. There are quite a lot of anti-soy websites which I came across when I first got interested in the subject. Some people say it prevents cancer, others say it causes cancer... I guess there's just no way to know for sure right now. So I just try to make sure I don't go overboard on it (but then on 1200 calories a day it's kind of hard to go overboard on anything!).

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 11, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 165.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Jog 20 min (6-2-11)/Walk 20 min

Day 43 wasn't anything to write home about! I've had a pretty off week foodwise, and it's about time to step up. I've got quite a bit of outside work to do, so today will probably be another "iffy" day, but not devoid of activity.

I'm up on my weigh-in--surprise, surprise:-) Body fat is still 31%. On my measurements, I'm up very slightly overall, but down in hip, leg and abdomen!

I've really pushed myself to stay on schedule with the circuit workouts. I think it's really paid off. I can get into all my 12s and most of my T-shirts that I could only squeeze into a little over a month ago. So despite the dis-cooperation of the scale--haha--I have had some success! It'd be pretty depressing if I didn't have these little victories! Now to coordinate better eating along with the exercise.

Have a lovely day!

2327 cal * 91g Fat * 28g Fiber * 56 oz Water
167 cal Deficit * 7% Activities

Calories Breakdown for the Week 4.4-4.10: Fat 35% :: Carbohydrate 47% :: Protein 18%

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

liza36 on 04/11/2006:
Congrats on getting into your clothes. Even when the scale does not cooperate, you are still losing inches, which is great. I found that out this past weekend too. In the month I had only lost 2.5 pounds, BUT 6.5 inches overall. So keep up with what you are doing - it's working!

Maria7 on 04/11/2006:
You know what????? Let's throw the scales out the window and go by how our clothes fit us!!!!

Good for you on the 12's!!!! Maybe SOON I'll be able to fit into all my 12's!!!! I'm working on it!

You have a good day! (BIG SMILE!)

Scruffy on 04/12/2006:
Marathon of better choices, not a sprint. That way we have loooong term results. Scruff

borntocry on 04/12/2006:
Hi biscotti,

It's so hard to find the right balance of diet and exercise, isn't it? At least your week wasn't as bad as mine!

Thanks for your comment. I was always very anti-soy-milk too, because of the whole soya sauce association, and I've only just recently expanded my horizons enough to try it. But I don't really see the point of making the switch... are there any health advantages to soy milk? The kind I get is unsweetened, but it has the same amount of calories as the low-fat milk we generally get.

biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 10, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (22 min/5.1 mi)

Day 42 continued yesterday's food fest. I'll weigh and measure myself tomorrow. I'll also do my little Body Fat thingie!

Have a lovely day!

1945 cal * 75g Fat * 7g Fiber * 28 oz Water
612 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

Maria7 on 04/10/2006:
Looks like you've got the exercise thing going reallllllly good!!! Hope you have a wonderful day today!

monet0239 on 04/10/2006:
Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow :O)

Scruffy on 04/11/2006:
Scruffy was here! :)

borntocry on 04/11/2006:
Hi biscotti,

Thanks for the comment you left me. I'm sorry that you've been having shin problems too lately. From what I've read, they're often a sign that your shoes need to be replaced. Could that be the case for you? I was wearing new shoes the last time I went running but with nylon socks instead of my usual athletic socks, so the shock to my shins may have been greater than usual. Other than that the only thing I can think of is stretching - be sure to do it both before and after your jog. I've been a bit lax on that lately.

Your comment about how you love to argue/discuss politics reminded me of a funny story. My Dad was in town so I thought it would be a good idea to go out for dinner with him and my then-boyfriend, now-husband. Well, my husband and my Dad got into a huge argument about the whole Israel/Palestine thing. I was furious with my husband because of course I had wanted him to make a good impression on my Dad, and I wouldn't speak to him for the rest of the night. Then my Dad called the next morning and asked me to thank my husband for the "great discussion" and "wonderful time" he'd had the night before!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 09, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Shopping with cart 1.5 hours; 45 min DogWalk

Day 41 wasn't so good foodwise. I did get my grocery shopping done.

Have a lovely day!

2368 cal * 64g Fat * 41g Fiber * 56 oz Water
167 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Maria7 on 04/09/2006:
I sure do believe that pushing a shopping cart is exercise....(especially when it is loaded with goodies, hehehehe!)

What kind of dog do you have that you walk? Bet he/she is cute! I used to have a little poodle long time ago.

Hope you have a good night!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 08, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: NordicTrack 58 min/6.6 mi

Day 40 could have been better. I guess I was kinda like the bad dog who gets into the garbage--haha!

Really though, I'm more or less breaking even, which gets me nowhere. If I didn't have the ability and the desire to exercise I'd be up the creek. This always seems to happen when I am in drastic need of going to the grocery store. I gotta go!

Have a lovely day!

2326 cal * 91g Fat * 19g Fiber * 56 oz Water
434 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

liza36 on 04/08/2006:
With the exception of this past week, I have felt like I was getting nowhere too. But YOU are exercising, tracking your calories, etc., and I think you are doing great! So, go to the grocery store and stock up on healthy food, and keep on keeping on!

Maria7 on 04/08/2006:
Well...I think you are making progress...cause your numbers have been steadily going down....and because of your dedication to exercise, you are probably a lot smaller than you would be if you didn't exercise! Hope you have a good evening!

Scruffy on 04/09/2006:
Scruff was here! :)

biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 07, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. --Winston Churchill

For my activity: Circuit Aerobic Workout using Airdyne 25 min/5.5 mi

Day 39 was good. I may be back on track:-)

A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. "I couldn't help noticing how happy you look," she said. "What's your secret for a long happy life?"

"I smoke four packs of cigarettes a day," he said. "I also drink a quart or two of whiskey a day. I don't diet. I eat fatty foods. And I never, never exercise."

"That's amazing," the woman said. "How old are you?"


Have a lovely day!

2071 cal * 83g Fat * 21g Fiber * 56 oz Water
458 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

liza36 on 04/07/2006:
I love your Winston Churchill quote. He had some wonderful things to say.

Good going on being back on track. Have a good weekend.

Maria7 on 04/07/2006:
Good for you on getting back on track! Hope you have a good evening!

monet0239 on 04/07/2006:
Hehehehe.. too funny.. good one hun.. :O)

biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 06, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 24 min/5.3 mi; Walk 15 min
Wed: Yard Clean-up 1 hr; Jog 20 min (6-2-3-1-1-7)/Walk 25 min

Days 37 & 38 were iffy to say the least. I only got 4 hours sleep on Tuesday night. Caffeine and the push to get some housework done drove that. That wreaked havoc with the day yesterday and I overate (compared to the last month or so) last night, but I slept a good number of hours last night, so all-in-all I'm okay with it.

Let me say again how important sleep is to this whole endeavor. I've had a string of days in which I got 6-7 hours sleep consistently and it seems that this is one of the keys to my success. Unless something from out of the blue crops up, lifewise, I should have no problem organizing my day to accomplish my goals.

I didn't want to finish that jog either. But I'm trying to stay within my informal schedule of jogging and not missing a Circuit Workout until I get to 145. I have a circuit scheduled for today.

Have a lovely day!

2332 cal * 86g Fat * 39g Fiber * 56 oz Water
135 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

2790 cal * 120g Fat * 32g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-5 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Maria7 on 04/06/2006:
Yes, I agree that sleep is as important as diet and exercise. I know that a lot of people don't get enough sleep...and sometimes I guess we all get a better night's rest than at other times. BTW, looks like you are doing really fantastic! Have a good night!

Scruffy on 04/07/2006:
scruff was here! :)

borntocry on 04/07/2006:
Hi biscotti,

Thanks for your comment. By the way, regarding your previous entry, I also sometimes think about how heavy even a 2-lb bag of flour is and how I would hate to have to carry one of those when I'm out running. And that inspires me to try to keep my weight down for an upcoming race. Running is hard enough as it is without lugging an extra few pounds around, that's for sure!

liza36 on 04/07/2006:
I completely agree with you that sleep is very important. I find that if I'm super tired, my resolve to stay strong against all the tempting food just goes out the window, and I'm more likely to overeat. I also try to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. I'd love more, but I'll take that for now.

Have a great weekend!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 04, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (32 min/3.4 mi); Walk 15 min

Day 36 was good. Since it's a day after quite an intense workout, I'm not measuring/weighing today. They're usually up after that, so I'll probably wait 'til next week. I'm in this for the long haul, so one week without measurements isn't going to make all that much difference. For the Circuit I set my NordicTrack to the third incline (I keep it on the second one for normal use). It has six incline levels. I thought I'd feel a little more fatigued than I do today.

It is such a great analogy that Maria777 (thanks!) made regarding a 5-pound sack of potatoes and my pounds lost thus far. Doesn't sound like much, but if I took off on my jog with a sack of potatoes, I guess it'd last about 2 seconds before I dropped it. Can't do much about those pounds when they're stuck to my hips, butt, arms and legs! Except to remain vigilant & believe that this is doable!

Have a lovely day!

1803 cal * 58g Fat * 36g Fiber * 84 oz Water
930 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

Calories Breakdown for the Week 3.28-4.3: Fat 31% :: Carbohydrate 45% :: Protein 24%

Progress as of today: 25.5 lbs lost so far, only 18.5 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 04/04/2006:
:o).. YIP.. I just love that Maria.. :O).. I always say a 5 pound bag of sugar.. hehehe.. but its all the same..

I wanted to thank you for all your wonderful comments.. They really help me out hun.. thanks.. hugs

keep up your great work as well.. your an insperation and I need it !!.. hugs

Scruffy on 04/04/2006:
scruff was here :)

biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 03, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: NordicTrack 32 min/3.6 mi; Jog 20 min (12-8)/DogJog 10 min/Walk 15 min

Day 35 was good. I'm up to 12 min without stopping, and I even had to go uphill for quite a bit, then I turned around and went down the hill. Hey--progress is progress! Gotta take it where I can! It's just good to know I'm not lugging 6 or so extra pounds like I was about 5 weeks ago.

Actually the 10 min jog with my doggy was easier than the 12 min, and the 8 min was easier than the 12 min.

A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot. One summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach pretty much every day. She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one thing; She would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around, then speak to them.

Generally, the people would respond negatively and she would wander off, but occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick exchange of money for something she carried in her bag. The couple assumed she was selling drugs and debated calling the cops, but since they didn't know for sure they just continued to watch her.

After a couple of weeks the wife asked, "Honey, have you ever noticed that she only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic devices?" He hadn't and said so. Then she said, "Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach. Then we can find out what she's really doing."

Well, the plan went off without a hitch, and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk to her husband and then leave. The man walked up the beach and met his wife at the road.

"Well, is she selling drugs?" she asked excitedly." No, she's not." he said, enjoying this probably more than he should have. "Well, what is it, then?" his wife fairly shrieked.

The man grinned and said. "Her name is Sally and she's a battery salesperson." "Batteries?" cried the wife. "Yes," he replied. "Sally sells C cells by the Seashore."

Have a lovely day!

1418 cal * 27g Fat * 29g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1381 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

liza36 on 04/03/2006:
Great progress on your run time, uphill and all.

Loved the little story, it's cute. Try saying that 3 x fast!

Have a great day. Keep up the excellent work.

geevee on 04/03/2006:
Hey! You're really on your way DOWN! Feels good, doesn't it!

Cute joke.

Soon2BThin on 04/03/2006:
I didn't realize you have been here that long! That makes us the 2 oldest DDers, I guess. I miss the "oldsters" too. Although I can't remember many names, haha! The memory is really going these days. But Pastagal has been back although I haven't seen her lately. And CharlieAngel too. I sure do love the DD and all the people here!

Maria7 on 04/03/2006:
Hehehehehe!!! What a story! Hehehehehe!

Looks like you had a good day, especially, workout today!

Have you thought of looking at a 5 pound bag of potatoes when you're in the grocery store...??? (That you're no longer lugging around.) You're doing real well!

Have a good evening!!!

feeleebubs on 04/04/2006:
In response to your comment: I completely agree. 3 days in a row of "cheating" would put me into a downward spiral...in fact it already has several times over. I am not going to attemt this diet. I guess I just brought it up so show that several plans suggest cheating a little her and there as a weight loss strategy. 3 days in a row seems a little on the risky end, but I have seen that it does work for some people. Of course all diets work for someone...just not nessisarily you or I.

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