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biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 12, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 12 min/1.0 mi; Jog 15 min/Walk 20 min

Day 105 was good.

If I were just starting a diary on here, I might choose the name "heyithinkiused2bkindahot." But what do I know. Haha!

It's soooo funny--getting older! I came across a 20-year-old pair of jeans--Levi's shrink-to-fit--that were too big for me at some point (way back then) so I decided to alter them. I had become pretty good at just about every alteration you could imagine. What was the worst I could do? Well I completely redid the waist and back seam down to the crotch and you can't tell (unless you look very closely) that they've been altered. I did a very professional job even though they were just for me. And I was happy with them.

I probably haven't tried these on for 10 years at least--they're about 20 years old. But here's the problem: I don't remember being that small. I remember where I was in my life when I could wear them, but it's like I must have been inhabiting some alien body. I sure wasn't dieting and I wasn't exercising a great amount--mostly long bike rides several days/week. But I know I wasn't trying to lose weight.

I wonder at what point I couldn't get into those jeans. I probably gained weight, or it must just be that the style changed or I changed my style. At any rate I quit wearing them. I just can't remember, and the jeans are in really good shape, so they didn't wear out. The one thing I remember was being in a friend's wedding at about that time--and I'm pretty chunky in the wedding pictures and the ridiculously awful bridesmaid's dress, so I just don't know.

I know I wore them! They have to be at least the equivalent of today's size 6, which for that time would be a size 10 perhaps? I don't ever remember wearing anything smaller than a 10 (or 9/10) back then. I'd like to be able to wear them now if for nothing but curiosity to see what size they compare to in the current size scheme. I couldn't even guess what my weight was when I could wear these jeans--maybe 130?

So I tried them on and I could get them over my hips; I just couldn't button them. Who knows? If nothing else, they'd make a great pair of shorts. I'd tell you the size, but the tags were all gone. They were originally shrink-to-fit, so I'd say they were 29x33. It would be so fun to be able to wear these. Maybe it would prompt a flashback that would answer all these questions.

Plan for today: Circuit workout; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2389 cal * 84g Fat * 35g Fiber * 56 oz Water
138 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

monet0239 on 06/12/2006:
hiya.. wow.. it would be great for me to get into a pair of jeans I wore 20 years ago..lol.. but it will take some time ehhe.. I am glad that you can almost wear yours :).. that must feel great!!.. don't give up trying them on though hehehe.. nice blast from the past huh..:)..

hugs my friend..


maria777 on 06/12/2006:
I know what you mean..when I married my husband almost 17 years ago, I wore size 9....not today's 9 by any means, cause I weighed about 135...but I married a meat and potatoes man and I starting eating like him and put on weight....I was not used to eating much meat...potatoes, yes, but not meat...I think that's what mainly did it....anyway, I don't have those 9's anymore...I must have got rid of them thinking I'd never wear them again....'waaaaaaaa!!!!'....I miss them...oh well, they were just clothes...but 'that 9' was probably like a 6 now a days, too.

Since then I've beena '6' (snug) but I got rid of most of those also....I still have some size 8 levi jeans, though (hehehe!!!)...but I'm happy being a size 12. You must be sort of tall, like me...I say this cause you said 29x33...sound like a 'tall'....



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 11, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Shopping with cart abt 2 hrs; NordicTrack 40 min/4.5 mi; Walk 15 min

Day 104 was good. I didn't get the jog in--was kinda looking ahead to today so I could try for 15 minutes, I'm sure I could do more, but since I've been so lax the last few months I'd sure hate to overdo it.

Plan for today: NordicTrack; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2078 cal * 73g Fat * 29g Fiber * 56 oz Water
910 cal Deficit * 23% Activities

Maria7 on 06/11/2006:
That shopping with pushing a cart for 2 hrs is surely exercise! So you probably didn't even need the jog, that was probably better than the jog exercise-wise! As for overdoing it, I've surely learned it's better to underdo than overdo when it comes to exercising.

Hope you have a good evening!


jolt on 06/12/2006:
Keep up the excellent work! How have you been?

Hugs

Pat



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 10, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (23 min/5.1 mi); DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min

Day 103 was good. Well let me get right down to it and record that half-pound that's still here. No 1-5-9 just yet! I just noticed my water read "8" ounces for yesterday. Of course it should have been 84.

Plan for today: NordicTrack; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2327 cal * 76g Fat * 38g Fiber * 56 oz Water
305 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Maria7 on 06/10/2006:
Maybe it was a sodium gain...I know if I eat a hotdog, I'll be up one the next day. Anyway...I hope you have a wonderful day! Good for you on all that exercise!


borntocry on 06/10/2006:
Hi biscottibody!

Thank you SO much for your comment the other day. I binged all morning today and consumed 2000 calories in the space of four hours and I knew my run was going to suck but I thought of you and did it anyway. I only ran just over 3 miles instead of the 6 I had planned but I feel so much better for having done it instead of just lazing around all day. Thanks so much!

And well done, you!



biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 09, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Take time: much may be gained by patience. --Ovid

For my activity: NordicTrack 40 min/4.4 mi; DogJog 10 min/Walk 20 min

Day 102 was good. I took a chance with an older set of heel inserts, but the jog was just fine--it's definitely the key to my NOT having calf problems. And I didn't have to stop.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2510 cal * 99g Fat * 26g Fiber * 8 oz Water
196 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

Maria7 on 06/09/2006:
Thanks for noticing...Big Smile!

I used to skate a lot and I would always put 2 socks on my right foot, so that when I crossed my left foot when going around curves the bottom of my right foot didn't get sore...and that worked....I didn't think about heel inserts...good idea, though.

Do you ever go skating?



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. --Theodore Roosevelt

For my activity: NordicTrack 30 min/3.1 mi; Mowing/Clean-up abt 90 min; Walk 10 min

Day 101 was good. Didn't get the jog in, but I will today--even if it's just 5 minutes worth.

Plan for today: NTrk, jog/walk

Have a lovely day!


2058 cal * 58g Fat * 16g Fiber * 112 oz Water
713 cal Deficit * 20% Activities

GG on 06/08/2006:
I really like that quote its pretty motivating!


Maria7 on 06/08/2006:
Thanks for teaching me how to put a photo on this site...I put 4 photos of flowers on...but I still haven't figured out how to make the photos smaller...

Hope you have a real good evening!


borntocry on 06/09/2006:
Great thought for the day!! I don't mean your quote (although I loved that too) but the idea that you're going to go jogging even if it's only for five minutes. Yeah! Me too!

Man, you are the best. I love your pluck!


Maria7 on 06/09/2006:
Hi...at least you got on the nordic track and did 30 mins yesterday and mowed the yard...I didn't even do that!

Have a lovely day also!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 07, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Little things console us, because little things afflict us. --Blaise Pascal

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (21 min/4.9 mi)

Day 100 was good for exercise, but not so much for food choices. I didn't get all my activity in. I ate a couple of things I should have just avoided altogether and a bit much of some others.

Plan for today: NTrk, jog/walk, some yard work

Have a lovely day!


2672 cal * 98g Fat * 21g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-144 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

monet0239 on 06/07/2006:
Hello darlin.. :).. you will get in those 150's.. I just know it.. it may take awhile.. but it will happen..:).. just keep up the exercise and watch those not so wise choices .. I know its hard... but really ask yourself before you eat them.. "do I really NEED this?"..

hang in there .. lub ya.. me~


Maria7 on 06/07/2006:
Your yard work sounds good...I had thought about getting outside and doing some raking but I haven't done it yet.

As for food choices, we all do better some days than others with that, I know.

Hope you have a lovely day, too! Big Smile!


smiley2 on 06/07/2006:
Dont we all eat those things we should have just avoided, but maybe we needed them more than we thought :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 06, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Press on!--For in the grave there is no work
And no device--Press on! while yet ye may!
--Nathaniel Parker Willis

For my activity: NordicTrack 40 min/4.6 mi; Walk 30 min

Day 99 was good. I did my planned activity. Up a half-pound for today's weigh-in. I'm not going to change it here. I'll weigh again on Saturday.

I do want to be in the 150s and beyond. But I don't "sound" all that serious about it. So, barring a streak of baking scones, cookies, or cakes, I welcome the 150s soon and to say good riddance to the 160s--it's been my nemesis before. I do need to bake some dog biscuits and this recipe smells good enough to eat because of the graham flour, but you have to make sure they're dried out as hard as rocks so they don't spoil. My dog likes them!

I don't intend to be 160 ever again (after this). But I was sooo na�ve the first time I had to battle past the 160s. Now I'm older and wiser (haha!) and I think the stakes are higher healthwise. How could they not be--I live in this body, and I look at myself in the mirror every day!

I will say one thing. I have pretty much nipped the sleep thing in the bud and I'm getting on average 7-8 hours/night. I know I sleep better when I'm jogging regularly, so I'm looking forward to getting back into it. Sleep was a big nothing when I was younger and could stay out all night, now it's like gold.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk, maybe some yard work

Have a lovely day!


1759 cal * 71g Fat * 28g Fiber * 112 oz Water
360 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

Weekly Averages 5.30-6.5:
2314 cal * 93g Fat * 27g Fiber * 72 oz Water
201 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

squiggly on 06/06/2006:
I can understand the sleep thing. I used to be able to stay up all night. I found out last Saturday with my sons sleepover that there is no way I can do it anymore. You're doing good. Keep up the good work.


Maria7 on 06/06/2006:
Howdy!!! I'm baaaccckkkkk!!!

I see your numbers have changed since I was last on here....

<font color=red><b><font size=10>CONGRATULATIONS!!!


smiley2 on 06/06/2006:
Hi there,

Your quote is today again totally relevant for my life. Almost like my religious daily thought i get in my email every day :)

You bake biscuits for your dog??!! How sweet is that!!!!! Im a BIG dog lover!!!!! I like dogs more than people lol!

Have a great day!

Wx



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 05, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.2 mi; Walk 25 min/DogJog 5 min

Day 98 was good.

Calories were a bit high. I didn't do my Circuit.

Plan for today: NTrk, walk, maybe a jog

CAUTION: Obsessive Running Shoe Stuff Alert!
I was curious how my other running shoes (Asics), which I wear for walking and just everyday use, would do for a jog. I jogged in them yesterday, and I had a revelation--no calf tightening whatsoever. Granted it was only 5 minutes worth, but it was like putting on wings compared to the last couple of jogs I've slogged through.

I know the Brooks I use for jogging have a slight negative heel, but not wanting to jack around with anything, I didn't even try my heel inserts to mimic the way the Asics feel. So the conclusion is that wearing these other "regular" shoes I clearly had no calf tightness issues--the issue that has been dogging me since I started wearing the Brooks (last fall). (It's easy to say, "It's the shoes, stupid!" But I guess I wanted to think otherwise.)

Unfortunately I won't use the Asics for jogging. They are the next incarnation of one I wore a couple of years ago and I got maybe 3 months of jogging before they felt broken down. If I were 20 pounds lighter I might be able to get away with running in them, and being overweight doesn't bode well for the life of running shoes. And these are some of the priciest, but cute and hot (to me--haha!) Asics--they're lime green/metallic and very breezy. Unfortunately the midsole/cushioning over time left alot to be desired on the other incarnation. On the other hand they are the most comfortable walking shoes I've ever had. I can be on my feet on concrete for hours (while shopping/cooking/cleaning house, for instance) and the next day I have no lower back pain--no discomfort at all. They are worth every dime! They are perfect for me--except that I can't use them for jogging. They're not as stiff (but cushioned) as the ones I jog in.

Anyway, after I got back I went ahead and put the heel inserts in one shoe (of the Brooks) and compared it with the Asics on the other foot--they feel the same. I had to do this with the very first Brooks I had when I started jogging again 4 years ago. These are the fourth incarnation of those shoes and the most similar to the originals. I had no issue with the third incarnation, but they have a huge odor problem, so I never bought a second pair. The second Brooks were the best of the bunch and I actually went through three pairs of them.

For anyone who doesn't get how the running shoe industry works, they almost never keep the same style of THE SAME NAME from year to year. I think some New Balance shoes are the exception. Sort of like the automobile industry. Hardcore runners will buy up as many pairs of a favorite, fearing they will stop being manufactured, and actually store them in a cool dry place. I'm not that extreme (and I am just a jogger, to be honest). Also I'm not made of money. I just hold out hope that I'll manage somehow.

So I have to actually jog in the Brooks with the inserts to be certain. Tomorrow for sure, but I may try today. I'm curious, but optimistic!

I shouldn't have to worry this much about footwear, but I know once I get it squared away I'll have some great months of jogging in my future. Without complaining about my calf issues!

Have a lovely day!


2131 cal * 73g Fat * 21g Fiber * 112 oz Water
360 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

monet0239 on 06/05/2006:
Hiya darlin.. :).. you need to be as comfy as possible when your joggin.. so yep.. try it out for sure :).. I totally understand.. :).. and good luck.. I hope they help with the insoles in them :).. I'll be glad when I can actually jog again for any amount of time.. but I will get there.. :)..

have a great day tomorrow.. hugssss



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 04, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. --David Brinkley

For my activity: NordicTrack 40 min/4.5 mi; Jog 12 min/Walk 25 min

Day 97 was very good.

I did all planned activity. The 12-min test wasn't awful--I actually jogged the whole way without stopping. I didn't push myself, and I did .95 mile (Poor). This is for my age group. I have done as well as 1.12 (Good). So much room for improvement!

Plan for today: NTrk, Circuit workout, walk

Have a lovely day!


1691 cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1064 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

smiley2 on 06/05/2006:
What a great quote! If i had to use all my bricks i would have built a Great China wall all by myself lol heheheh!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 03, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Nothing

Day 96. I skipped out on my activity. Probably just as well--my shoulders were a bit fatigued from the previous day. Although I think I've had two "nothing" days this week. I'm sure I'll more than make up for it in the long run. Speaking of, my jogging plan for last month--15 days planned--actually did a measly 3 days. I'm going to go out on a limb and plan for 10 days of jogging this month.

I need to tighten up my plan--like an old, lace-up corset--hahaha!

Plan for today: NTrk, 12-min test/jog, walk

Have a lovely day!


2765 cal * 111g Fat * 29g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-467 cal Deficit * 0% Activities


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