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biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 04, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 170.5

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


For my activity: NordicTrack 20 min/2.1 mi; Jog 20 min (8-1-2-9)/Walk 20 min

I came so close to giving up my jog yesterday. I took the first 11 min for me to finally get a good vibe. First I thought I was overdoing it and then something clicked. I've had so much failure and backsliding, I'll take one good moment. It feels good to get to that next level, even if it's just minor progress.

posted @11:55 a.m.

geevee on 02/04/2006:
Hey! I know all about backsliding and failure. It took me 15 years of consciously wanting to quit smoking before I was able to do it! The same goes for losing weight. I think I made it more difficult for myself by mentally going through the phases that need to be passed through when an attempt is made of this type of self-improvement. I'd get discouraged and think, "No. I'm not up to this today."

When I was finally able to quit smoking it happened by accident. I had run out of cigarettes and was afraid that if I went out to buy more, I'd miss seeing my son who was going to stop by after seeing his father on his way back up to Orlando, so I figured I could wait. It wasn't going to be long. Well, it was! I waited a couple of hours and then at least another passed when we got into a long conversation. All the while I was dying for my nicotine fix.

Finally my son left. A good three hours+ had passed and by this time it was 10pm. I was a physical wreck craving a cigarette but I decided that I had already passed the first crucial test and that I should go to bed early which I did. And then began the the mental games you have to go through. I knew that once I got through the first 3 days, I'd make it, and I did.

Come to think of it, getting back to yoga after 8 months required me to have a blank mind and go on auto-pilot. Oh, yes. I know what you're talking about!


borntocry on 02/04/2006:
Hi biscottibody,

Good work with the jogging. I know what you mean about it taking a while to "get a good vibe" because I often come very close to giving up at the beginning of my runs too. I find myself thinking that something must be wrong and that I should just stop before I injure myself, but it's happened so often now that I know better. I usually don't start to feel good until after the first twenty minutes!

Thanks for your comment. Yes, I do remember that woman who told you you were going to kill yourself. You had a witty comeback for her, didn't you? But I can't remember what it was. I was just so confused by the whole exchange because I couldn't imagine how anyone could think that you might kill yourself from jogging. Bizarre.


Becca27 on 02/05/2006:
Good for you! The battles we fight in our own mind are the hardest ones to win. Good for you. I'm glad you had a great moment to help you overcome the temptation not to jog. Keep up the great work - minor progress is still progress and we get to our goal one step at a time!



biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 03, 2006
(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: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 46 min/5.2 mi

My actual time for the weights portion of the Circuit is only 20 min (not including catching my breath here and there:-) That's not a whole lot to ask of myself. I'm planning a jog for later today.

posted @12:15 p.m.


biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 02, 2006
(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:
1.29 Sun: Jog 20 min (7-3-6-4)/Walk 20 min
1.30 Mon: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 29 min/3.1 mi
1.31 Tues: NordicTrack 37 min/4.1 mi
A few short walks here and there since last entry . . .

Wow, I only have three entries for the last 30 days!

Since I did so well curbing my caffeine intake for January and it has developed into a habit, I'm going for a new habit this month: Circuit Aerobic Workout every third day without fail (skip 2 days). I did my first one since 12.20.05 on Sunday. I was so incredibly sore yesterday--the workout was deceivingly easy to get through. Fortunately there appears to be no permanent damage:-)

It hasn't been easy to curb the caffeine, but I've found I don't have these "4-hours-sleep" nights this way. I think I was really taking sleep for granted, that I'd be able to make it up easily. It seemed that "pre-caffeine curb" it was getting increasingly harder to make up my sleep deficit.

As for my weight, it's up and it always goes up once I start doing any kind of weight work. Thus, I'm not officially weighing in until Tuesday. I took my measurements and the one that stood out as a shocker was my arm measurement--12 inches. I had gotten down to about 10 a couple of years ago, so that's a good benchmark for how far out of the groove I've become. I've felt adrift for quite awhile now. I'm hoping that I can build a new foundation so that I'm not still doing the same damn thing in 2-3 years. I'm getting too old for this--haha!

posted @5:50 p.m.

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

gg on 02/02/2006:
Seems like you have a postive mindset which will def. get your far on this weight loss journey! rock on! haha! And thank you for your reassurance/input it really helps to hear that others had troubles in high school just like I am! Thank you again! Why did you decide to curb your caffeine intake? Do drink tea or anything?



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 25, 2006
(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:
1.21 Sat: NordicTrack 57 min/6.2 mi; Cleaned gutters 45 min
1.23 Mon: NordicTrack 55 min/6.3 mi
1.24 Tues: Walk 15 min

Down a half-pound. Hoping to do some actual jogging soon. I'm rather neutral on the subject. I just don't want to lose my "hand" in that particular game!

posted @1:25 p.m.

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

borntocry on 01/26/2006:
Jogging can be a drag sometimes, it's true, but surely it's more fun than cleaning gutters!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 24, 2006
(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 weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 20, 2006
(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:
1.7 Sat: Jog 20 min; Walk 20 min
1.9 Mon: Jog 20 min (11-9); Walk 15 min
1.19 Thurs: NordicTrack 51 min/5.2 mi

A paltry amount of exercise for me. I did a few other 10-15 min walks in there. I haven't been counting cals, etc, but I have been writing it down here and there. It's how I'd like to be eventually, but about 40 pounds lighter:-)

I've had an up here and an up there, but this week it's all downs! The high since I last posted was 170. I started seriously curbing my caffeine (again) on Monday and have made it to today. As a result I have increased my sleep to 6-8 hours nightly for the last 4 nights as opposed to 4 hrs, then 6, then maybe 7 and then 4 hours for a couple of nights. It's easier now and it seems a very fine line (4 hrs vs 7 hrs), but for the first time in a long time I feel truly rested.

posted @7:55 p.m.

Progress as of today: 21.5 lbs lost so far, only 20.5 lbs to go!

geevee on 01/21/2006:
Hi Biscotti,

I wish I could attribute my insomnia to caffeine. I only drink one cup of coffee a day, though occasionally it's two. What I drink is STRONG and the equivalent of I don't know how many cups of regular coffee. I make express; a full, regular cup which many visitors can't drink because it's much to strong for them. I take it black with no sugar. Years ago I used to drink it all day, maybe a total of 6-7 cups of regular. Then I substituted soda. Cans and cans of sugar water. One addiction after another!

Well, I've found that drinking only water, bottle after bottle all day long and throughout the night does far more for my body than any other liquid, though I do intersperse herbal teas simply for variety.

I'm so glad to see you dropped a few pounds. You were definitely in enemy territory. Onward!


borntocry on 01/23/2006:
Hi biscottibody,

You must be doing something right if your weight has been dropping all week! And yet you say you haven't been exercising as much as usual. This seems to be a bizarrely common phenomenon. Sometimes I wonder why I bother!

Thanks for your comment. I also did track in high school, but nothing over the hundred yard dash! And it was a convent school where sports were considered to be "unladylike" so we didn't compete much. This will be my first real race and I have no idea what to expect!



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.



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