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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!


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

biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 02, 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:
Wed: Part 1 Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (13 min/2.8 mi)
Thurs: Part 2 Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (32 min/7.5 mi)

Days 94 & 95 were so-so. At least the exercise was pretty good!

Just very wiped out, but must keep on plugging along! Didn't plan to break up the circuit workout, but it's a good way to do it when pressed for time.

Have a lovely day!

2375 cal * 99g Fat * 35g Fiber * 84 oz Water
55 cal Deficit * 5% Activities

2591 cal * 104g Fat * 31g Fiber * 56 oz Water
12 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

gigi43 on 06/02/2006:
I noticed that your fat grams are over the 90 mark on most days but your calories look pretty good. I think that for a 2000 calorie diet, you're only supposed to have 56 grams of fat. I am not trying to be judgmental - just wanted to point out that I think you would do really stellar if you drop your fat grams a bit.

Your water intake is seriously putting me to shame so I need to step up on that! And I agree with you that splitting up your workout is a good idea because they say that it's just as effective in two sessions as in one. But what's an Airdyne?

biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 31, 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: Not much

Day 93 was not good.

I blew off all exercise. The lesson I have to get into my head is to do it earlier or there's no hope.

Plan for today: Circuit workout and walk

Have a lovely day!

2523 cal * 108g Fat * 18g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-248 cal Deficit * 1% Activities

geevee on 05/31/2006:
How are you able to survive on only 28oz. of water? Ever since I passed out the day of my grand-daughter's christening and ended up in the hospital for a couple of days while all sorts of tests were run I've been REAL careful about water intake.

That day I had had something like 3 beers and no water. I learned my lesson real fast!

squiggly on 05/31/2006:
I agree. THe earlier the better with exercise. Get it done and out of the way!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 30, 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)

Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match. --Karl Kraus

For my activity: Walk 10 min; NordicTrack 21 min/2.2 mi

Day 92 was good. I got in both planned activities. Woo-hoo!

I'm down a half-pound for today's weigh-in.

I ate a couple of cookie bars that I had been wanting to make for a long time. So I made them. I held off for as long as I could! Now I'll have to freeze what's left or I'll gorge myself on them:-)

Plan for today: NTrk and walk; maybe a jog

Just noticed this is my lowest in 92 days. I'm down 8.5 pounds in that time. It's very different (I think) because I'm doing the weight workouts much more regularly. Seems the body is a little more forgiving this time around. I don't know what else to give it to! At any rate I'll take it and look forward to the 150s for the first time in just about forever!

Have a lovely day!

2129 cal * 83g Fat * 40g Fiber * 56 oz Water
379 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

Weekly Averages 5.23-5.29: 2023 cal * 75g Fat * 26g Fiber * 64 oz Water * 428 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 05/30/2006:
Congrats on your all time low! Keep up the exercise!

spanky on 05/30/2006:
Biscotti Body, I love Fitday, I crack myself up by listing getting dressed as an activity hee hee. But more seriously, it is the best tool I have found. Congratulations on your loss!!

monet0239 on 05/30/2006:
Wo0o0oh0o0.. another 1/2 pounds.. lovin it !!.. your doing great!!.. and YES.. put those things in the freezerrr.. or givem away hehe.. hugss

borntocry on 05/31/2006:
Wow! That's awesome! So you lost 8.5 lb in 92 days? That's pretty good, especially over such a long period of time. If only I could do that...

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