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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:
Biscotti,

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!)



biscottibody59 - Friday May 05, 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)


Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of; they just turn up some of the ill weeds on to the surface. --Charles Haddon Spurgeon

For my activity: Shopping with cart 2 hrs; Jog 18 min (8-10)/DogJog 7 min/Walk 15 min

Day 67 was good. I got in all my planned activities except the NTrk.

I've been in a funny moody funk. I want to eat everything (and I kinda have:-), but I'm going to try to cut it back here soon. I did very very well on my jog--that's 3 out of 15 for my enthusiastic goal. I didn't want to go two days in a row, but didn't want to do it today after my weightlifting either. It worked out beautifully, I feel good about it. I didn't hear the bell when my watch went off for the dog jog yesterday, so I went a little longer. I estimated it at 2 extra minutes.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, walk

Have a lovely day!


2122 cal * 54g Fat * 41g Fiber * 56 oz Water
563 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

monet0239 on 05/05/2006:
hey sweetie.. just wanted to give you a hug.. :O).. have a great weekend hun.. :).. hugss



biscottibody59 - Thursday May 04, 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)


There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. --Carl Sandburg

For my activity: Jog 18 min (6-12); Walk 25 min

Day 66 was good. I got in my planned activities.

What a relief! No calf fatigue during my jog until the very last few minutes. I was sort of dreading the jog. Questioning my shoes. Just about every doubt I could think of after the awful broken-down jog I had the other day. I feel much better:-) Now for better food choices--doubting myself is directly related to my food choices. It shouldn't be that way, but it is in this case.

Plan for today: NTrk, Jog, walk, grocery shopping

Have a lovely day!


2221 cal * 64g Fat * 32g Fiber * 56 oz Water
277 cal Deficit * 7% Activities


biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 03, 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 (21 min/4.8 mi); Walk 10 min

Day 65 was good. I got in my planned activities except for the grocery shopping.

Plan for today: Jog, walk

Have a lovely day!


2454 cal * 97g Fat * 16g Fiber * 56 oz Water
2 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

monet0239 on 05/03/2006:
:O).. I was here .. hugs


Scruffy on 05/04/2006:
Scruffy was here ! :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 02, 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)


The way out of our narrowness may not be so easy as the way in. The weasel that creeps into the corn-bin has to starve himself before he can leave by the same passage. --Cyrus Augustus Bartol

For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.1 mi; Jog 18 min (4-3-1-2-2-1-2-3)/Walk 25 min

Day 64 was okay. I got in my planned activities.

On my weigh-in I'm up. I'm also up a little over an inch on my measurements. One step forward, two steps back--that was my week. Vigilance, what's that?

About the jog. I went out planning to do 18 min. I thought that would be realistic to get the 15 days in this month. I almost talked myself into doing only 12 min, then I sucked it up and decided to do the whole 18. I'm going to get a plan from runnersworld.com or elsewhere for the next few weeks. This is getting a little ridiculous. I suppose I could have lost so much endurance in a few months, but I need proof. As I said before I don't get sore, so I don't think I'm really overdoing it.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, grocery shopping, walk

Have a lovely day!


1265 cal * 25g Fat * 27g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1419 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 05/02/2006:
good for you on that run .. :O).. keep it up.. hugss..


bunny_girl on 05/03/2006:
I used to run competitively and I got a lot of awesome endurance and speed workouts from runner's world. Just don't do too much too fast! Don't want to get shin splints or anything. Although if it's any consolation about the endurance bit, every day that you take off of running is the same as taking three days off of anything else. It adds up fast! Oh and my rabbit is already house trained, that part was really easy actually! I just can't get him to stop chewing holes in stuff!!



biscottibody59 - Monday May 01, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool
may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear. --J.B. Morton

For my activity: NordicTrack 49 min/5.5 mi

Day 63 was good!

Plan for today: NordicTrack, jog, walk

I'm going to try (with enthusiasm) to shoot for 15 days of jogging this month.

Have a lovely day!


1629 cal * 57g Fat * 5g Fiber * 56 oz Water
1093 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Maria7 on 05/01/2006:
Looks like a real good plan! Especially the enthusiasm!


bunny_girl on 05/01/2006:
15 days a month sounds like a good plan! Keep up your enthusiasm!!!


Scruffy on 05/02/2006:
Scruffy was here! :)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 30, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest. --Ashleigh Brilliant

For my activity:
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat: Nothing

Days 61 & 62.

Let's see, Thursday was the driving/errands day. And Friday I did a few "must do" sorts of things and to make them more palatable I got some sushi and seafood/seaweed salad in between. For Thursday it didn't seem like I drank all that much caffeine, but I didn't sleep until early evening on Friday for a couple of hours. The cumulative sleeplessness threw me into a tailspin. I was sooo tired for a good 2 days. I even laid off the caffeine on Friday except for my morning two cup's worth of coffee. (Sorry if this is really boring, but for someone who used to be able to drink coffee all day and not have much concern, much less alarm, about not getting enough sleep, it's a big deal!)

So I was more behind on sleep than in recent memory. Friday night I got about 6 hours and was pretty much out of commission for Saturday for anything useful. I didn't even try to nap. I got a decent night's sleep finally last night and today I feel like it's worth getting back into some routine. Again, I'm sorry to harp on about sleep, but it's clearly become a huge issue for me in the last year or so. Possibly because of aging, and because I am realizing that I'm not worth crap for anything at all if I don't get enough sleep.

I did weigh myself yesterday, and I was up about a pound, but I'm not going to change it here just yet because I was horribly bloated. I skipped my water all day on Thursday--that probably contributed to the bloat.

Plan for today: NordicTrack, walk

Have a lovely day!


Fri:
1946 cal * 43g Fat * 23g Fiber * 84 oz Water
551 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

Sat:
2428 cal * 90g Fat * 24g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-102 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

geevee on 04/30/2006:
For me, six hours sleep is a good night! I empathize completely with the problem. What bothers me more is waking up so many times during the night and thinking that I haven't fallen asleep yet, and then I'll recall a dream and know that I did sleep, but for how long? The point is, it's a restless night. It's nothing like the wonderful sleep of youth where you might wake up once during the night. Oh, no. It's not to be now.

And then I recently read that more calories are burnt sleeping than awake.


monet0239 on 04/30/2006:
Hello darlin.. dont you worry about boring anyone on your entries.. this is YOUR entry.. so put whatcha want in here hehe.. I will never be bored with it hun.. I have trouble sleeping most nights.. just because my mind rambles over and over..lol.. thinking about things that happened during the day.. or what I have to do tomorrow.. crazy huh..lol

anywho.. have a great Monday!!.. hugs


Scruffy on 05/01/2006:
Scruffy was here! :)


Maria7 on 05/01/2006:
Hope you get more sleep and more water....

Hope you have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!

I used to drink coffee...I LOVED it...but I mostly only drink water now...unless you count milkshakes or icecream, which I don't think those are 'drinks'....hehehe! Our milkshakes here are more like ice cream anyway....oh I better hush or I'll be going to get one for SURE!!!

Big Smile! Looks like you are doing real well! Have a happy, blessed day!



biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 28, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. --Justice Felix Frankfurter

For my activity: Driving 5.5 hrs

Day 60 was just okay. I didn't get any of my planned activities done. Weeding can always wait as far as I'm concerned:-)

I ate a very nice small hot fudge sundae from the same place I get my FF milk. I ordered it with chocolate chip ice cream--one scoop with toasted pecans--I don't dare keep a whole container of this in my freezer--mmmmm-good!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, walk.

Have a lovely day!


1688 cal * 50g Fat * 4g Fiber * 0 oz Water
581 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

monet0239 on 04/28/2006:
my mouth is watering..lol.. but good idea not to have it in the freezer hehehe.. hugs


Maria7 on 04/28/2006:
Oh....I LOVE a hot fudge sundae! YUM, YUM!

Toasted pecans....YUM, YUM, YUM!!!

I have to buy goodies in snack size, too...cause if I get the large size I'll think I can have that, too!

Have a good evening!


Maria7 on 04/29/2006:
Hope you're doing okay and have had a good day today...missed your entry!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 27, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Mowed lawn 90 min; Moved furniture 30 min

Day 59 was good. Didn't get in the jog/walk, but I did move a little furniture, which included a quite a bit of vacuuming too. Change is good;-)

Plan for today: Clean-up/weeding, jog, walk.

Have a lovely day!


2082 cal * 73g Fat * 11g Fiber * 84 oz Water
581 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

Maria7 on 04/27/2006:
Sounds like you are getting a LOT of yard work done! That is wonderful! Hope you have a lovely day also! Don't overdo it! Big Smile!


monet0239 on 04/27/2006:
wanna come and mow mine hehehe.. hugsssss



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