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biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 21, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 164.0

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


For my activity: Jog 20 min (14-6)/Walk 30 min; NordicTrack 22 min/2.2 mi

Day 53 was good.

Plan for today: NTrk, walk and possibly some yard work.

I had a weird thing happen (that has never happened) with my dreams. The first one was like a continuation of a dream from a few weeks ago. I was starting some kind of basic training thing and I had lost my backpack. This continued last night. I still hadn't found my backpack and I was just going to bail on the whole basic training concept. So I was really dragging my feet to get back to the situation and tell the leader that I was quitting. Then I woke up, went back to sleep eventually and the dream continued where I found that I was in the majority of people who had bailed. We "bailers" ended up in an elite group--I don't know what happened to the others. Maybe it will continue next week--haha!

Have a lovely day!


1868 cal * 67g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water
813 cal Deficit * 15% Activities


biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 20, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 164.0

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 30 min/7.1 mi

Day 52 was good. Didn't get in my jog, but I did just a little more on the Airdyne. I actually found myself in a little "zone" during my second set of ab exercises--woo-hoo!

Plan for today: NTrk, walk/jog.

Have a lovely day!


1853 cal * 75g Fat * 20g Fiber * 56 oz Water
742 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

monet0239 on 04/20/2006:
:).. wanted to say hello.. good for you for getting in that ZONE !!.. hugsssssssssssssss



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 19, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 164.0

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


For my activity: NordicTrack 42 min/4.5 mi

Day 51 was good. I actually got a good night's sleep for a change. I'd like to make that a habit. It takes an alignment of several things, not the least of which is clearing my mind. But it's worth it.

Plan for today: Circuit workout and jog later.

Have a lovely day!


1941 cal * 86g Fat * 21g Fiber * 84 oz Water
824 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Scruffy on 04/19/2006:
Scruffy was here! :)


monet0239 on 04/19/2006:
Glad you got some sleep hun.. I didnt :O(.. I coldnt get to sleep..lol.. Dh and I go to bed at 11 every night.. I decided to get back up.. so I went and watched tv till 2:30 am.. finally got to sleep... only to get back up at 5:30 for my oldest..I layed back down till 7:15 for my youngest..lol.. me am tired..lololol

I will have to make myself NOT take a nap today.. or I'll be up again.. grrr..

have a great day sweetie.. hugss


borntocry on 04/19/2006:
Hi biscotti,

Glad to see things are going well for you. That graph you posted of your weight change is pretty similar to the one I've charted for myself using Excel. Only I've stopped maintaining it recently because it's so upsetting to see the huge peak I'm riding at the moment!

Thanks for the comment you left me. I'm not sure how well a purely vegetarian restaurant would go down with my French co-workers. While requesting that I choose the place, one of them nevertheless warned me that he was reserving the right to veto if I chose something too health-oriented!

And regarding people making comments to us when we're running, I do feel that one can pretty much always take them as compliments, because even when they're clearly insults I'm sure they're at least partly inspired by a certain degree of envy! At least I know that in my former life I always pretended to have nothing but scorn and disdain for joggers, yet secretly I wished I could be so fit!


garlic on 04/19/2006:
Hi Biscotti!! Thanks for your comments. Hey, between the two of us, we make one perfect person!! Me with the food and you with the exercise!!! Anyway, I hope to get the exercise bug soon. But I guess I'll focus on the butt first. I'm thinking tomorrow but I'm scared to death!!!


liza36 on 04/19/2006:
Your graph from the other day is such a great visual of where you are. Seeing it go down must be very exciting.

Your comment to me did strick a cord. I can't change this past week, I just have to pick up where I am today and move forward. Very good advice. I tend to lament too much about what I should have done, etc. and be down on myself for not doing it. Gotta stop that and focus on what I'm going to do today to make it closer to my goals. Thanks for your support!


Maria7 on 04/19/2006:
Glad you got a good night's sleep! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 18, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 164.0

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


For my activity: Walk 10 min

Day 50 was good. I'm up a half-pound today, and on my measurements I'm up 1.25 inches overall.

I'm going to raise the bar to 140 pounds, I'm recommitting and I'm going to try like hell to get there. It's not that I'm disgusted, I'm just tired (once again) of lugging around all this extra weight, when I could be more fit, less tired, faster, *MEANER*, leaner, stronger, healthier and happier! Although I don't think MY happiness in general is really tied to the scale. Happiness is a complex issue. Weighing less in and of itself is not happiness, it's a contributor to be sure. But if I didn't lose one more pound and proceeded to change about 96 other things in my life at this moment, well, I'd probably be more effective as a person, and I'd probably still have losing weight/getting more fit as a goal. Too, if I don't stay vigilant for the time being, I'll lag farther behind.

The weight just seems to be that much more burdensome at this moment when I want to be and stay more active on a long-term basis. Maintaining even the level of fitness I'm at now seems futile. I probably read and sound like I don't want to succeed. I do--want to succeed! We all do. Once you get into the thick of it, some days are more frustrating than others and you can feel like giving up. Let's not do that, okay!

Below is a snapshot of my weight change from Fitday for the last 2 months.

Have a lovely day!


1738 cal * 52g Fat * 17g Fiber * 28 oz Water
675 cal Deficit * 1% Activities

Calories Breakdown for the Week 4.11-4.17: Fat 33% :: Carbohydrate 52% :: Protein 15%

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 04/18/2006:
hey sweetie,, I usually do my posting in the evening after dinner.. some days I manage to get on earlier.. but for the most part.. evenings.. :O).. thanks for stopping by.. and thanks for the comment :O)..I hope to hear more from you hun :O).. good luck on getting to your goal.. I know you can do it !!.. you have drive :O).. hugs sweetie


Maria7 on 04/18/2006:
Well, I see progress...I definitely see progress! And I know you're making progress with all the work outs you do! But why do you say that maintaining even the level of fitness you're at now seems futile???? I don't understand. Are you discouraged? Look at how far you've come! You ARE making progress!



biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 17, 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: Nothing

Day 49 was one of those days where from the get-go I wanted one thing, but instead of making it and eating it in moderation--Oatmeal-Date Scones--I ate a zillion other things instead. And the calories kept adding up. I never made my scones--but I don't want any today. So.

Since I started this most recent "day-counting scheme to 145# or bust," I've resisted and conquered the urge to count my calories on Fitday as the day goes on. I don't know if I could have affected my eating yesterday had I counted calories as the day progressed. I think I was hell-bent on eating once I decided I wasn't going to do any major exercise. So that's 2 days of exercise break. And I needed it so much. Of course I didn't know how badly I needed it.

I feel confident I can get back to it. I have a weigh-in and measurements scheduled for tomorrow.

Have a lovely day!


3284 cal * 130g Fat * 31g Fiber * 0 oz Water
-892 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Maria7 on 04/17/2006:
You know, that's why when I feel hungry for something sweet I usually just go ahead and have it...cause in the past I would not allow it and I'd eat lots and lots of other things and the calories would really add up then!


geevee on 04/17/2006:
What a familiar story! And two days off track just like me! We have to stop this and stay serious.


Scruffy on 04/17/2006:
Scruffy was here! :)


borntocry on 04/18/2006:
Hi biscotti,

Oh, I hate it when that happens! And every time, I promise myself that the next time I find myself really craving something I'll just allow myself a small helping of it rather than spend the rest of the day eating everything else instead! Perhaps the best thing to do is just go to bed and sleep off the craving. Maybe I'll try that next time!


Maria7 on 04/18/2006:
It's Tuesday...hope you're having a real good day!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 16, 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: Walk 10 min

Day 48 was good. I was just exhausted all day (I do feel much better today). I had a circ wkt scheduled, but pooped out on the idea of doing it. I took a nap, which normally is short and refreshing. This one made my bad mood even worse. And I was still dog-tired! So I ate some raisin toast--it didn't help. I messed around and got nothing accomplished for the afternoon (except a few loads of laundry).

I had recorded 48 Hours about a murder in Kansas. I tried to watch it around midnight (while reclining on the couch). I should have just gone to bed after missing the ending the FIRST time. So I rewound about to where I fell dead asleep, reclined AGAIN and fell asleep again. (And I'm not much of a murder mystery fan, but I hate to start watching something that I'm not ALL that interested in, get engrossed in it, and then not know the conclusion!) So then I fell asleep again, got up and cleaned the kitchen a little and then SAT UP and finished it. (***SPOILER***: If you're interested in how it went--read way down below!)

What a wasted day!

Have a lovely day and Happy Easter!


2084 cal * 77g Fat * 27g Fiber * 56 oz Water
329 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

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A forty-something man (Harvard-educated) and woman (both successful and married to others) with several children each will be sentenced in May for a murder that happened in 1982, in which they are both implicated. The victim was the woman's first husband. They will each get up to 12 years (bargained with the DA) and be eligible for parole in 5 years, unless the judge decides otherwise--more prison time perhaps. The motive apparently was that murder was superior to divorce as a less scandalous way to get out of the marriage! Each of their current spouses appear to be completely supportive of them.

Maria7 on 04/16/2006:
Looks like you're holding steady and did get some rest!


rjf on 04/17/2006:
It always amazes me how much my mood affect my eating. I'm just now getting my cabel hooked up. I'm going to keep an eye out for that movie. It sounds good and NO I didn't read the spoiler *S* Have a great day!!!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 15, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 164.0

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


For my activity: Jog 20 min (10-2-1-2-5)/Walk 35 min

Day 47 was good. After the increase in my weight this past Tuesday I decided from now on I'll only weigh on Tuesdays & Saturdays. So I was expecting an increase today. To my astonishment I'm down on today's weigh-in! (I was going to mark it here no matter what it was.) I guess I'll take it:-)

Have a lovely day!


1854 cal * 52g Fat * 31g Fiber * 56 oz Water
805 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Maria7 on 04/15/2006:
Hotdog! You're back to where you were!



biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 14, 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: NordicTrack 21 min/2.3 mi

Day 46 was poo! Quite a bit of stress eating--a convenient excuse to be sure. I knew it was coming and I simply gave in! I ate about 1200 of those calories after 10 p.m.--pure stress & avoidance, and I only got 4 hours sleep last night. By all rights I should have really bad indigestion at the least. I don't--in fact I feel just great! Not such a good thing for negative reinforcement--haha!

I had planned to do much more of a workout on the NTrk, but I got interrupted and tried to get back to it. I started to get this sense of failure and then it overtook me. All the little bits of procrastination I'm responsible for sort of seemed to come down like a veil moment by moment until I couldn't stand it. Should have gone for a long, cleansing walk--I didn't do that. I'm still deconstructing those feelings that seemed to hit like a bolt from the blue. I guess sometimes a day like this is needed to get me back onto a better track.

I'm shooting for 1800 calories today.

Have a lovely day!


2181 cal * 68g Fat * 24g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-718 cal Deficit * 7% Activities

Maria7 on 04/14/2006:
Wellllll....we all overdo it in the calories sometimes...I know I sure do!

Looks like you are getting in some good exercise, though!


Soon2BThin on 04/14/2006:
Funny you mentioned that. I started to get that feeling too---like, what am I thinking? I have always messed things up and gained the weight back before so what's different now? I started to really feel depressed while I was doing my exercise today. And I felt so tired I didn't do my usual, I just did 2 miles on the track and skipped the mile on the treadmill. Still 90 minutes of exercise but really had to force myself to do each and every thing I did. I even felt kind of queasy at times too. I'm trying not to feel guilty about it but it worries me that I may be on the road to failure once again. I sure hope not! I guess we just have to persevere and hope that tomorrow will be a better day. Have a great weekend!


Scruffy on 04/15/2006:
Just hate those poo days ;) Scruff


smiley2 on 04/15/2006:
You are right, sometimes we have to fail in order to succeed. If we didnt make any mistakes we wont be human...

Good luck with picking yourself up and starting again....be strong and do your best....

Have a great weekend.

Welna



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!).



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