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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 :)


biscottibody59 - Thursday May 25, 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)

All rising to a great place is by a winding stair. --Francis Bacon

For my activity: mini-Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (22 min/2.1 mi)

Day 87 was good.

I weighed in this morning and I'm the same (weight), so that's a good thing!

Plan for today: NTrk, walk, maybe a jog

Have a lovely day!

1688 cal * 66g Fat * 35g Fiber * 84 oz Water
956 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

BandMom on 05/25/2006:
You are doing good. I missed you sorry I have been mia!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 24, 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)

For my activity:
Thur: NordicTrack 30 min/3.3 mi; Walk 10 min
Fri: Weeding/Trimming 30 min
Sat: Driving 2 hrs
Sun: Shopping with cart 2 hrs; Mowing/Weedeating/Clean-up abt 5 hours
Mon: Weeding/Trimming 30 min
Tues: Nothing

Days 81-86 were a mixed bag. Didn't do my regular Tuesday weigh-in.

Friday was hot and I spent the day wishing I lived in a colder climate--just like I do every year--and then hearing myself tell someone I'd never live anywhere else. It happens every year, I spend a day or two getting used to the heat and then I'm good to go!

So that derailed me a little on Friday. I did some yard work (it felt productive). I finally found some shorts in sz 12 that I like but I can use them for knockaround ones--I always seem to be searching for something that's comfy, presentable and unratty--so I bought 2 pair. Then I actually found a "nice" pair of shorts that I could stand and they fit--woo-hoo! They're 12s too, but they're not the same fabric, so they're not going to stretch out a size like the others.

I'm very close to where I want to be. I keep finding monkey wrenches to throw into my plan and drag me back to some starting line. I also realized that since I recommitted myself back in February that I haven't slid back all that much. So it could be worse. (And it could definitely be better!)

Have a lovely day!

2345 cal * 91g Fat * 20g Fiber * 42 oz Water
-16 cal Deficit * 4% Activities

2417 cal * 75g Fat * 17g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-116 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Weekly Averages 5.16-5.22: 2469 cal * 95g Fat * 22g Fiber * 54 oz Water * 101 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

geevee on 05/24/2006:
You phrased the problem so well with "monkey wrenches". That is exactly what I was thinking this morning.

The only good part for me after recommitting in January is that at least I haven't done more damage. However, containing the damage is not enough and not what I had in mind.

Scruffy on 05/24/2006:
Love to hate the heat here..AZ


PetuniaPig on 05/25/2006:
Thanks for commenting on my blog the other day. I think it's great that you're almost at your goal!

biscottibody59 - Thursday May 18, 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)

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

Day 80 was good.

I'm quite behind on my jogging goal (from the beginning of the month), but I'm going to try to go today and see how it feels. I got a good night's sleep and I don't feel quite as "draggy" as I had this past week.

Plan for today: NTrk, walk, maybe a jog

Have a lovely day!

1870 cal * 71g Fat * 26g Fiber * 84 oz Water
590 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Maria7 on 05/18/2006:
Glad you're feeling better since you got a good nite's rest!

Maria7 on 05/19/2006:
Pecan spinners are sweet bread, twirled with pecans in them....yummy!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 17, 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)

For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.1 mi

Day 79 was good.

My calories for yesterday were a bit too high, but I'm working on that already today. Today is my 80th day at this and one thing I've noticed is that I can't remember the last time I woke up with a stiff neck or feeling that I turned my neck funny and had a twinge in my shoulder/neck. I attribute this to doing the weight work more in the last few months than in all of the last few years. In fact I've done at least one or two circuit workouts per week since last October. I think that's a pretty good payoff!

Plan for today: Circuit workout at least

Have a lovely day!

2254 cal * 97g Fat * 25g Fiber * 56 oz Water
182 cal Deficit * 7% Activities

Maria7 on 05/17/2006:
I know I have overdone exercise before and had to lay off of it for a little while and then get back into it. I hope you neck feels much better soon! But it sure does look like you are doing real good with your exercise!

Hope you have a fantastic afternoon!

borntocry on 05/18/2006:
Don't you hate it when people misread your entries? ;)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 16, 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)

For my activity:
Sun: NordicTrack 52 min/5.4 mi
Mon: Walk 10 min

Days 77 & 78. More of the same.

Tomorrow is a new day--I think;-) Seriously, I'm down a pound on my weigh-in today. I skipped the measurements--will do them next week. At least I ended up with an overall deficit for the week.

Have a lovely day!

2563 cal * 102g Fat * 15g Fiber * 0 oz Water
-190 cal Deficit * 1% Activities

Weekly Averages 5.9-5.15: 2364 cal * 94g Fat * 19g Fiber * 49 oz Water * 98 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

Progress as of today: 26.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 05/16/2006:
<font color=red><b><font size=10>CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!</font color=red></b></font size=10>

So happy for you! You ARE making progress!!!

Thanks for your encouraging comment. It made me feel good to read what you wrote!

I am real inspired by your exercise program!

Have a good evening!

monet0239 on 05/16/2006:
yay on that pound !!... love loosing hehehe..

and thank you for your comment hun.. :).. so sweet of you.. hugs...

I keep skipping my measurements too.. I don't know if it is on purpose..lol.. or I truly forget..lol.. I told myself Sunday night.. and dh.. don't let me forget to measure in the am.. but I kinda slept in Monday because the kids didn't have school.. so then, dh was at work and I forgot..lol..I guess I just hope that when I do.. there be a huge difference.. so we shall seee ;)..

ok I am gonna get going.. hugs from my heart to yours !

inmorning on 05/17/2006:
Long time no see old friend. I am glad to see you are still as diligent as ever with that norditrack.

biscottibody59 - Sunday May 14, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 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:
Wed: mini-Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (24 min/2.5 mi))
Thur: Driving 1.5 hours
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Mow abt 1 hr/Clean-up 30 min; Walk 10 min

Days 73, 74, 75 & 76 are over. Good.

I didn't do a whole lot of activity except for yesterday. That's about it. Still at it--not much to add. As far as food choices go--not great, still counting, but when I let alot of little things get to me or I get bored, good choices go downhill.

Plan for today: NTrk at least. Not committing to anything else right now.

Have a lovely day!

2569 cal * 88g Fat * 15g Fiber * 112 oz Water
-65 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Maria7 on 05/14/2006:
Yep, I know what you mean about good choices...it is so easy for us to allow stress to cause us to overeat or eat things we usually wouldn't. But...the choice 'is' ours! I'm going to 'try' to stay away from raisin bread for a while...not gonna promise though, but gonna try!

Hope you have a good afternoon....Big Smile!

ragingbull on 05/14/2006:
Good work, you are over half way to your goal.

monet0239 on 05/14/2006:
Hey sweetie.. just checkin in.. :).. oh and don't sweat the small stuff.. :).. its not good for you.. hugssss

biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 10, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 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 40 min/4.5 mi

Day 72 was good. I got in a good amount of water, which is a good sign. I skipped the jog--was just too exhausted.

Plan for today: NTrk, mini-Circuit workout, walk

Have a lovely day!

2129 cal * 75g Fat * 43g Fiber * 84 oz Water
426 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Maria7 on 05/11/2006:
Well...all I did was walk around at the farmers' market after taking my Mom to the dr.

I also cooked dinner/supper.

That was about it...I haven't been to the gym in a while...I love to walk outside when the weather permits.

Looks like you did get in some real good exercise!

Have a good evening!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 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:
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Shopping 2 hrs; Walk 10 min
Mon: Nothing

Days 69, 70 and 71 included a pity party interspersed with eating a bit much and wondering if maybe I should just give up.

Well I'm not giving up! I'm going to continue to weigh/measure weekly on Tuesdays, though I'm not measuring today. I'm going to start watching things a little more closely, put my nose to the grindstone and make some progress. I'm up a half-pound today.

One of the reasons I've felt so awful was my old standby, lack of sleep. The other was that I ate entirely too much beef, which I know from past experience (starting in my late 20s) makes my joints feel like I'm about 90 years old! Not conducive to exercise, which I generously gave up on--haha!

While shopping the other day, I overheard a conversation and those words, "Look how big you've gotten!" And I thought what an insult it would be to hear one adult say it to another adult rather than adult to child, unless you're a bodybuilder or something:-) At walmart I saw a set of adjustable dumbbells that reminded me of the ones I have. They were Danskin brand. I didn't see a price and I didn't check the feel of the grip, but I may just pick up a set. These things just don't last forever and if the adjustable spring portion of mine goes, I'll be without. This is the first time I've seen any like the ones I have--I bought them at a NordicTrack store in an outlet mall about 10 years ago. I've enjoyed mine, because I don't have to have a bunch of single dumbbells and they work so well with my at-home workout.

I looked at the little graph at the bottom and I'm more than halfway to my goal. I shouldn't be making this so difficult, but I do think in the back of my mind it doesn't mean as much. Seems like the sheer mystery of seeing what it would be like to weigh 140 should be enough I think. I guess we'll see, because I have every intention of making it!

Plan for today: NTrk, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

2941 cal * 133g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-615 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Weekly Averages 5.2-5.8: 2793 cal * 105g Fat * 28g Fiber * 36 oz Water * -314 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Progress as of today: 25.5 lbs lost so far, only 23.5 lbs to go!

geevee on 05/09/2006:

We ought to form a sub-group of those who love food, have been way overweight, have lost, know how to do it but somehow just can't keep our act together. Yes, we can do it but then lose it, oh! so easily. How I wish I could get back in that "determined" mode which got me to my goal! Yes, I can still do it, but for a week is really stretching it.

The same goes for exercise which we both love yet abandon so easily. My excuse for not restarting my swimming schedule was the mere 1.5hr. of sleep I had last night. I've been so beat all day. With a guest arriving this evening I'm not sure if I can use her as an excuse to postpone the much needed swimming yet another day when the temps are now 88/75, within the range of temps I can handle.

Me, measure? No. I'm not a sadist. I don't need a tape measure to tell me the brutal truth;. My clothes and the mirror assure me it would be a BAD idea!

monet0239 on 05/09/2006:
hey there.. sorry you are up half a pound hun.. but your staying possitive and that half pound will be gone real soon as ell as others.. :O)..good attitude :)..

the weights sound nice :O).. I have a 5 pound set.. I'll get more later hehe.. hugs

Maria7 on 05/09/2006:
Extra good entry today....

Well...we all have pity parties from time to time...I know I sure do...but the thing is to not stay in one...

Looks like you are very exercise-oriented, which I think is outstanding...a lot of people (including me) are more focused on food and weight than on being active, shall we say and I know it's all important, but I think the active part is simply overlooked a lot of times and it needs to not be overlooked but included. I try to make an effort regularly....sometimes successful, sometimes not as much.

Yes it is a good thing when you find something you really like in a store and can get it....especially when it is something like the dumbbells you mentioned....I have some little lightweight plastic ones....I think they are plastic, that is...and I also have some ankle weights..ever tried them????

Hope you have a good nite....big smile!

liza36 on 05/10/2006:
Being halfway to your goal is an incredible accomplishment. Definitly don't give up now. Glad to hear you won't. Have a great day, and just keep at it.

biscottibody59 - Saturday May 06, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (17 min/3.5 mi)

Day 68 was good mostly--the funk has lifted:-) Didn't get in my walk.

I'm not weighing today. I may not weigh in again (or do measurements) for 30 days. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. It's certainly a distraction for me. And it doesn't mean as much to me as it did 20 pounds ago. Exercise discipline and the consistency of that mean more at this point. And continually failing is a drag. I'm still going to carry on toward 140. I need to renew my focus regarding food. And not just for 3 or 4 days at a time.

Plan for today: NTrk, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

2959 cal * 113g Fat * 23g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-1440 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

monet0239 on 05/06/2006:
Looks like your working out a plan here :).. good for you.. Not measuring for a month.. will be hard.. hind the scales.. well, have someone hide them for ya hehe.. I know.. go put them out in your car trunk.. lol.. then if you get to "want" to.. you will say.. oh forget it.. cause then you'll have to get dressed.. go outside.. get them.. go back and get undressed.. then weigh.. lololol.. why botha.. hehehe.. ok I am being silly I guess.. might work though hehe

you have a great day.. I have to go now.. dh will be in here ANY time.. he's late actually..lol.. tomorrow we go to visit my dad and Dh'd dad...they both live over an hour away.. but right down the street from each other.. go figure..lol..but we are gonna fish at my dads heart shape pond.. hehe.. I'm takin the camera. so i will get a pic hehhe.. Its justa little pond.. but heart shaped.. its cute hehe.. ok night.. and have a wonderful Sunday!!.. hugs

hiphop_Vvixen on 05/08/2006:
Love the way you have all this set up on here -a little at a time makes a regimen strong- thx for stopping by my page. Good luck to ya and I will keep on checkin in :)

Maria7 on 05/08/2006:
I know it's not easy to not overeat...like yesterday at a meeting there were chocolate donuts and nuts....and even though I had 'resolved' to only allow 300 calories for that meeting...I think I had about 500!

Good for you on the exercise! Have a lovely day! (Big Smile!)

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