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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 16, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Procrastination avoids boredom; one never has the feeling that there is nothing important to do.
--Fifth Law of Procrastination

For my activity: NordicTrack 60 min/7.1 mi;
Jog 20 min/ Walk 15 min

I WILL get in the Circuit today! No excuses! No regrets! I was still a little too wiped out for it yesterday. I'm getting some sleep though--7.5 hours and 8 for the other day--so I'm getting better on that note.

I'm so glad I'm able to jog. It's the single most wonderful thing I do for myself. I enjoy it. Oh, did I tell you how much I like to jog--even though I go at a turtle-ish pace some days--it's great for my outlook and my self-esteem!

Cheers to you all!

geevee on 03/16/2005:
You know it never occurred to me that Schlotsky's would sell pizza. There is one in the area but I haven't gone there yet. The name conjures up visions of corned beef on rye w/a kosher pickle, a bagel w/lox, etc. NOT pizza! I need a commercial establishment for pizza because doing it myself is such a long, involved process. I'll tell about it tomorrow.

You're so right about the size of strombolis. Geez! Mine was SO big. Next time I'll try the calzone which was a bit smaller. You see it's already in my warped mind to stray!


Maria7 on 03/16/2005:
Exercise always makes me feel better, too! Good for you on your consistency!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 15, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Shredded cabbage goes great with shredded carrots and mayonnaise. --Cole's Law

For my activity: NordicTrack 50 min/5.8 mi;
Jog 20 (10-10) min/ Walk 15 min

Beware the Ides of March--and all that jazz--beware my 46th birthday this Saturday--ooohh! now that's scary!!!

I didn't get the Circuit in--just too tired--got 8 hours sleep though--woo-hoo! So will try to get it in today. Also dragging my ass to jog last night was tough--but I was glad I did it--who wouldn't be--hahaha!

On my weigh-in I'm somewhere between 160 and 165. Not taking measurements this week. At least I know where I am. It's good to get unwrapped from around the axle:-)--or at least start unwrapping!

Back to normal (what's that???) soon--hahahaha!

Cheers to you all!

JellyBelly2 on 03/15/2005:
You always do so good at exercising. Good job!



biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 14, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Boredom is rage spread thin. --Paul Johannes Tillich

For my activity:
Fri 3.11: NordicTrack 53 min/6.2 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Sat 3.12: No Exercise
Sun 3.13: Jog 25 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min

For the time being I'm not tracking my food--just moderate food choices. I may start back tomorrow. I may start back next week. I may start back next month. I will weigh in tomorrow--but I don't have high hopes for a loss. I still believe in challenges, but my heart's just not in it right now. I did well on the water on the second day of this one, but kind of gave up after that. Sleep and getting more of it was my highest priority.

As for the exercise, I'm doing great--I have a Circuit scheduled for today--which includes 20 min of concentrated weight work. It's very life-affirming to me!

Cheers to you all!

Brenda Kay on 03/14/2005:
You are so active - great job! I am just new to reading the diaries but I had to note that I love circuits - talk about effective too :)

I agree - sleep is A1 priority for health and happiness - it is THE KEY to weight loss, improved health, sanity etc..


squiggly on 03/14/2005:
i hope you get the rest you need. Sleep is ideal for weight loss. You burn cals in your sleep. I wish you the best.



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 11, 2005
(3-Day Challenge: <2000 Cal; 84 oz Wtr; 20% Act)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion. --Dorothea Brande

For my activity: NordicTrack 53 min/6.2 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

I'm doing a 3-Day Challenge (Thurs-Sat) with the goals as above. I met 2 out of 3 goals--missed the water goal.

I meant to write this in here earlier: It was exceedingly hard for me to get through my workout yesterday. I haven't been getting more than about 5-6 hours of sleep. I was really pushing it to get my jog in, but ya' know it was worth slogging through. Getting some momentum under my belt after a couple of days of bad food choices really pumps me up for the coming days.

Also I counted up the days I did my weight workouts for all of last year. I did pretty well up through March and then slacked off, having done just about that many--16--to total 33 for the entire year--NOT GOOD! (I do total body workouts, then skip 2 days between for rest.)

Weatherwise, I'm actually going to have to mow and treat for fire ants--it's going to be in the mid-80s tomorrow.

Cheers to you all!


1854 cal * 64g Fat * 31g Fiber * 56 oz Water
1088 cal Deficit * 22% Activities

Soon2BThin on 03/11/2005:
You're still hanging in there and doing great!! But, girl, you need more sleep! Looks like our weather is about the same as yours. Whoopee for us, huh? Have a great weekend!


geevee on 03/12/2005:
Thanks for the site, Biscotti! I read all the comments to poor Edna. There seemed to be quite a few in her weight category. Makes me sound petulant complaining about my couple of pounds gain. I'm going to go back and check out the bulletin board, chat room, etc. I like the set up of the site. Is there ever enough time?

I'm working on a letter to my doctor. I want it to be "right". I like him a lot. He's just a stupid male, I suppose, but he needs to be straightened out. If it weren't for him, I would never have lost any weight so I give him credit for my success. I would like it to continue but his scale is not good for my health and mental well-being.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 10, 2005
(3-Day Challenge: <2000 Cal; 84 oz Wtr; 20% Act)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


The objective of all dedicated product support employees should be to thoroughly analyze all situations, anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, have answers for these problems, and move swiftly to solve these problems when called upon. However, when you are up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remind yourself that your initial objective was to drain the swamp. --Alligator Allegory

For my activity:
Tues 3.8: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (30 min/3.2 mi); Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Wed 3.9: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min;
30 min shrub (actually a tree) trimming

Although I got in some pretty good exercise, I followed the cookies off into the ditch and screwed up my plan. I'm ready to get back to it. I'm doing a 3-Day Challenge (Thurs-Sat) with the goals as above.

Cheers to you all!


cal * g Fat * g Fiber * oz Water
cal Deficit * % Activities

cynthia on 03/10/2005:
Cherrs to you Missy! I KNOW you're going to meet your goal, that's just your nature! Cynthia



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 08, 2005
(5-Day Challenge: <2000 Cal; 84 oz Wtr; 20% Act)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I'm down a half-pound on my Tues weigh-in. Down overall on measurements--a whopping half-inch down on Abdomen!

I'm doing a 5-Day Challenge (Tues-Sat) with the same goals as the previous challenge, as above.

For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

Cheers to you all!


Averages for Week Ending 3.7:
cal * g Fat * g Fiber * oz Water
cal Deficit * % Activities--update later . . .


biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 07, 2005

Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For my activity:
NordicTrack 39 min/4.6 mi; Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

I'm on my way! Had a big food day yesterday--made a double batch of full-butter (unsalted) choc chip cookies--only ate about 10 (su-u-u-rrre good:-)--froze most of them for gifts for later.

TV really is a sad state of affairs isn't it, but we (as a whole) watch this crap. Case in point: THE CONTENDER--one of the people "contending" ultimately blows his brains out (apparently because he didn't win*), and they're still airing the whole thing, assuming it gets good ratings. Good God!

*Update: Apparently there was a bidding war for the show, delaying it's airing and the boxers were paid $1500/week in the meantime and told not to compete until the show aired, or something like that. So maybe it was a combination of factors for this man to take his life. I had just seen something that said he was eliminated from the final. No, I didn't make this up!

Cheers to you all!


2807 cal * 126g Fat * 31g Fiber * 84 oz Water
7 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

cynthia on 03/07/2005:
Man ... another GREAT quote! WHAAAAATTTTT ... I don't watch much TV ... vaguely remember hearing of a show called THE CONTENDER ... I hope that's a made up story ... then again .. that would be a horrible thing too! Let me just comment on your cookies ... they sound yummy! Have a great day. Cynthia


inmorning on 03/07/2005:
I have never heard of that show but it sounds about par for the course for our society.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 06, 2005
(4-Day Challenge: <2000 Cal; 84 oz Wtr; 20% Act)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim. --George Santayana

For my activity:
Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (55 min/12.9 mi)

For my 4-day challenge (Wed-Sat), I met all of my goals. Goals are as above. All in all I'm happy with the overall results of this challenge.

Cheers to you all!


1983 cal * 77g Fat * 18g Fiber * 84 oz Water
743 cal Deficit * 21% Activities

inmorning on 03/06/2005:
Hello old friend. It is nice to see you. I hope all is going well.


Runner on 03/06/2005:
Congrats on meeting your goals! Keep up the good work! I admire you for your diligence and how you consistently track your food intake. By the way...you've been around since I started my Diet Diary over two years ago. Thanks for sticking around...few people have been as consistent as you have!


cynthia on 03/07/2005:
Today's quote is quite profound! Thanks for sharing. Cynthia



biscottibody59 - Saturday Mar 05, 2005
(4-Day Challenge: <2000 Cal; 84 oz Wtr; 20% Act)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Make two grins grow where there was only a grouch before.
--Elbert Hubbard

For my activity: NordicTrack 42 min/4.5 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min

For my 4-day challenge (Wed-Sat), I met 2 out of 3 goals, barely. I missed the ones for exercise and the calories. Goals are as above.

Cheers to you all!


2010 cal * 73g Fat * 25g Fiber * 84 oz Water
863 cal Deficit * 19% Activities


biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 04, 2005
(4-Day Challenge: <2000 Cal; 84 oz Wtr; 20% Act)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there. --Betty Grable

For my activity:
NordicTrack 54 min/6.2 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min

For my 4-day challenge (Wed-Sat), I met all my goals. Goals are as above. I'm down a pound for my Friday weigh-in. It may seem like a big nothing, because I've been on this roller coaster (mostly going up) for just about a year. It's time to get off of it.

I think I'm taking steps to get back to at least 150.5--which was my most recent low. I guess we'll see. One thing I'm trying to do is moderate my exercise--not overdoing it one way or the other with food OR exercise. My tendency is to go overboard with both. That's what got me back up 12 pounds since the beginning of 2004--it's just nuts!

Cheers to you all!


1842 cal * 57g Fat * 34g Fiber * 56 oz Water
1030 cal Deficit * 23% Activities

cynthia on 03/04/2005:
Whoo hoo!!! Keep it up ... you're on your way down!!!! Weeeeiiigggghhhhh down! Cynthia


geevee on 03/04/2005:
I think my fiddling around since Sept. 2004 is very similar to your experience since the beginning of 2004. The only good part for me is that in the six months I've stalled, I'm only up 2 lbs. which I consider maintenance. It's still 2lbs. too many though. At this point, 120 sounds as far away and impossible to achieve as 155 was when I started DD's at l65. I haven't seen 125 since the beginning of January. Ahhh. we just have to keep on plodding away.


Maria7 on 03/04/2005:
You are SOOOO right! Moderation is the key! Lots of people don't think about gaining weight happening from over-exercising (creating BULK) as well as over-eating, but I, like you, have found that either one of those can make the scale number go up as well as prevent it from going down! Thanks for your comments! BTW, I see that you are also making PROGRESS! Congratulations!



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