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biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 18, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 1800 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 169.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=29.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

This is a placeholder for my weigh-in.

Progress as of today: 19.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 17, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 1800 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity: 3-4 hours of yard cleanup

I didn't quite make the calorie goal. But I feel like I'm moving in the right direction day by day. I'm going to weigh in tomorrow.

posted @10:10 a.m.

1900 cal * 55g Fat * 17g Fiber * 84 oz Water
674 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

geevee on 02/17/2006:
Hi Biscotti,

I've stockpiled 2 cartons of soy milk that I got on sale plus one of almond milk which I love, along with oat milk. I was about to try the soy when Dreamer son decided to come down, so that's why I bought the whole milk I'm stuck with. I figured he'd want whole milk rather than skim, and it turned out he didn't have any so now I'm stuck with this luscious "liquid ice cream" I just can't throw out.

I tried rice milk the wedding week-end and hated it. It was so watery!

vvvzena29 on 02/18/2006:
I think you're doing great! I know you'll there! Renee

grayjay on 02/18/2006:
Hi biscottibody59,

Thanks for the comments yesterday. This is an ongoing battle, and I think that it just takes time. It's great that you feel that your making progress. I know that you can do it!


biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 16, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 1800 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity: Circuit Aerobic Workout using NordicTrack (37 min/4.1 mi)

I've decided to resurrect my fitday info for awhile. I had a much better day all the way around, though the calories were a bit high. I'm going to try to keep it at around 1800 calories if I remain as active as possible. If I don't exercise for several days, I really start feeling sorry for myself. It's the difference between night and day!

I feel like I can get back on track and finally put the puppy that is this weight loss to bed! It can't be done while sitting on my butt!

posted @12:00 p.m.

2398 cal * 104g Fat * 19g Fiber * 56 oz Water
344 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 15, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity: Nothing

First things first. I got in my Circuit workout today--finally! So that means I missed two of them since making the commitment. So for the next month until 3.15, I have nine Circuit Workouts. That sounds pretty doable. I've found I have to get the workout done in the morning or I'm just not going to do it.

I'm up about 1/8th inch on my measurements overall. And that last jog wasn't as bad as I thought it was--1.6 miles--not the worst!

I had a perfectly awful food day yesterday and I paid for it by evening. I felt like I was having a gall bladder attack or severe heartburn. I don't generally have GI problems, so I don't know what it was. So finally I stopped eating and sipped on a carbonated drink and after about 2 hours, I was feeling much better.

I ate leftover pizza, a bunch of cookies (made with butter), I don't know how many cheese sticks, several bbq wings, a few pringles, no water, and a large bottle of gatorade. That's just sick. Oh, and a small bowl of cereal with soy milk. My system finally gave out or I probably would have kept eating. I felt like a sicko!

posted @7:35 p.m.

vvvzena29 on 02/16/2006:
Good job on the run! I am always amazed with your ladies that run. If I ran half a lap someone would have to hook me up to oxygen. I've had eating days like what you said. It makes no sense why I did it afterwards. I think you're doing great though!

And thank you for your comments in my journal about my friend's dog.:-) Renee

geevee on 02/16/2006:
Your Gatorade wasn't as fattening as my beer! And your wings weren't as damaging as my HALF chicken!

It amazes me how we do these things when we know better!

biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 13, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity lately:
Fri 2.10: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

I went ahead and weighed in today, because after my weight workout I'll probably be up on the scale tomorrow. I guess it has something to do with muscles holding in water or something. It never fails that I'm up the day after weights. I will do my measurements later today.

I did get in the full jog with no breaks. I credit my weight training which includes calf raises. My calves are my first weakness while jogging. I wasn't terribly winded, but then again it was slow--very slow. I haven't clocked the mileage, but it was probably the slowest jog since starting back to jogging a few years ago.

I've been dragging my feet about the Circuit Workout. I've got to get it in today. No excuses.

posted @2:40 p.m.

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

geevee on 02/13/2006:
It feels SO good when you see a 2lb. drop! Get as far away from that nasty 7 as you can, and once I do the same with 130, keep reminding me!

Soon2BThin on 02/13/2006:
Yes, I still read bitchypoo.com. I read that she was going in for the WLS the morning we left for vacation!! I was so excited. I know, I should get a life! So every chance I got at the resort where we stayed, I checked in with her to see how she was doing. I mean, it was just so exciting to me. I never would have thought she was planning that but then, she really wasn't talking about her weight and how she was doing for quite awhile. Just like, I'm always the last one to figure out the ending of a movie, haha. I'm finally looking forward to getting back into my routine. So far since I've been back home, I've been taking my Mom to doctors and doing her shopping and taking care of her some so once we get her straightened out, I can get back to normal, I hope. Slowly but surely, we're going to make it, right? Thanks for the comment.

borntocry on 02/14/2006:
Hey biscotti,

Congratulations on the drop!

I started reading that blog you told me about. You're right, it is very interesting. Funnily enough, the writer actually ran her marathon a few days before her 29th birthday, and so will I! Well, mine is just a half-marathon, of course. I am still at the beginning of the blog and I'm looking forward to reading how she goes up to the incredible mileage needed for a full marathon. At the moment I can't fathom how anyone can do that!

biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 10, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 170.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=29.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity lately:
Wed 2.8: Mow/Clean-up 2.5 hours
Oh a walk here and there--big woop!

I I I I I. Me Me Me Me Me. It's all about me!

I'm 2 days behind on my appointed duty--my Circ Aer Wkt--I'll do it today under threat of chucking all of my hard-earned momentum. I'm missing my jogging. It's not the shoes--I have nearly a brand-new pair of Glycerin 4s, which are perfect for me. It's just the getting out and going.

So I'm going to plan getting going (on a jog) tonight.

posted @2:45 p.m. (edited @7:50 p.m.)

Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 23.5 lbs to go!

geevee on 02/10/2006:
DON'T think! If you do, you'll never do it. Get yourself dressed, clear your mind and just do it! That's what I had to do to get back into the habit.

borntocry on 02/10/2006:
I second that! Actually, geevee's comment reminds me of a running quote I read recently (in my constant search for motivation):<br><br>

"Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don't think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made." - Patti Sue Plummer, U.S. Olympian

Good luck!

borntocry on 02/13/2006:
Hi biscotti,

Thanks for the link to that marathon blog. You actually read the whole thing from start to finish? It looks really long but quite interesting so I think I'm going to give it a go. I'll let you know when I'm done!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 07, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 170.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=29.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity:
2.4 Sat: Nothing
2.5 Sun: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (21 min/2.1 mi)
2.6 Mon: Walk 10 min

I was looking for some good news after my disappointing weigh-in. I got it with my measurements for the week--I'm down overall from last week almost 2 inches. I've switched to FF milk in my coffee AGAIN! This time it hasn't been that difficult. I miss the better-tasting 2%, but not enough to go back at this time.

I took one for the team--haha! If you haven't tried the brownie bite Sweetheart Blast thingie from Sonic, don't. I tried it for you:-) The best thing about it is the brownie pieces. It tastes pretty good, but ... it's not even worth the calories!

posted @10:50 a.m.

Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 23.5 lbs to go!

borntocry on 02/07/2006:
Hey biscottibody,

Well done getting your measurements down like that. That's the one thing I've never been able to do, no matter how much weight I lose. My measurements seem to be written in stone.

Thanks for your comment - I looked up that recipe for Tijuana Trash, and you're right, it sounds pretty good. I bet my husband would love it. And I'd get to pick out all the nuts! But I can tell you it's going to be a long time before I make any kind of party mix again, that's for sure!

rjf on 02/07/2006:
Thanks for telling me about the Sonic thing. I had been looking at that before I started on here. Good thing the nearest Sonic is in the next town. Sweets are my downfall....well actually almost anything from Sonic is my downfall. Keep up the great work and it wil show on the scales!

geevee on 02/07/2006:
Every time I see a Sonic ad I salivate. I wonder why they're shown here because I've never seen a Sonic. Thank God! Those ads are so well done! I just know I'd love everything they offer and would gain accordingly.

biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 04, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 170.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity: NordicTrack 20 min/2.1 mi; Jog 20 min (8-1-2-9)/Walk 20 min

I came so close to giving up my jog yesterday. I took the first 11 min for me to finally get a good vibe. First I thought I was overdoing it and then something clicked. I've had so much failure and backsliding, I'll take one good moment. It feels good to get to that next level, even if it's just minor progress.

posted @11:55 a.m.

geevee on 02/04/2006:
Hey! I know all about backsliding and failure. It took me 15 years of consciously wanting to quit smoking before I was able to do it! The same goes for losing weight. I think I made it more difficult for myself by mentally going through the phases that need to be passed through when an attempt is made of this type of self-improvement. I'd get discouraged and think, "No. I'm not up to this today."

When I was finally able to quit smoking it happened by accident. I had run out of cigarettes and was afraid that if I went out to buy more, I'd miss seeing my son who was going to stop by after seeing his father on his way back up to Orlando, so I figured I could wait. It wasn't going to be long. Well, it was! I waited a couple of hours and then at least another passed when we got into a long conversation. All the while I was dying for my nicotine fix.

Finally my son left. A good three hours+ had passed and by this time it was 10pm. I was a physical wreck craving a cigarette but I decided that I had already passed the first crucial test and that I should go to bed early which I did. And then began the the mental games you have to go through. I knew that once I got through the first 3 days, I'd make it, and I did.

Come to think of it, getting back to yoga after 8 months required me to have a blank mind and go on auto-pilot. Oh, yes. I know what you're talking about!

borntocry on 02/04/2006:
Hi biscottibody,

Good work with the jogging. I know what you mean about it taking a while to "get a good vibe" because I often come very close to giving up at the beginning of my runs too. I find myself thinking that something must be wrong and that I should just stop before I injure myself, but it's happened so often now that I know better. I usually don't start to feel good until after the first twenty minutes!

Thanks for your comment. Yes, I do remember that woman who told you you were going to kill yourself. You had a witty comeback for her, didn't you? But I can't remember what it was. I was just so confused by the whole exchange because I couldn't imagine how anyone could think that you might kill yourself from jogging. Bizarre.

Becca27 on 02/05/2006:
Good for you! The battles we fight in our own mind are the hardest ones to win. Good for you. I'm glad you had a great moment to help you overcome the temptation not to jog. Keep up the great work - minor progress is still progress and we get to our goal one step at a time!

biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 03, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 46 min/5.2 mi

My actual time for the weights portion of the Circuit is only 20 min (not including catching my breath here and there:-) That's not a whole lot to ask of myself. I'm planning a jog for later today.

posted @12:15 p.m.

biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 02, 2006
(Exercise/Shoot for 2000 cal per day/84 oz Water)
Weight: 167.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity lately:
1.29 Sun: Jog 20 min (7-3-6-4)/Walk 20 min
1.30 Mon: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 29 min/3.1 mi
1.31 Tues: NordicTrack 37 min/4.1 mi
A few short walks here and there since last entry . . .

Wow, I only have three entries for the last 30 days!

Since I did so well curbing my caffeine intake for January and it has developed into a habit, I'm going for a new habit this month: Circuit Aerobic Workout every third day without fail (skip 2 days). I did my first one since 12.20.05 on Sunday. I was so incredibly sore yesterday--the workout was deceivingly easy to get through. Fortunately there appears to be no permanent damage:-)

It hasn't been easy to curb the caffeine, but I've found I don't have these "4-hours-sleep" nights this way. I think I was really taking sleep for granted, that I'd be able to make it up easily. It seemed that "pre-caffeine curb" it was getting increasingly harder to make up my sleep deficit.

As for my weight, it's up and it always goes up once I start doing any kind of weight work. Thus, I'm not officially weighing in until Tuesday. I took my measurements and the one that stood out as a shocker was my arm measurement--12 inches. I had gotten down to about 10 a couple of years ago, so that's a good benchmark for how far out of the groove I've become. I've felt adrift for quite awhile now. I'm hoping that I can build a new foundation so that I'm not still doing the same damn thing in 2-3 years. I'm getting too old for this--haha!

posted @5:50 p.m.

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

gg on 02/02/2006:
Seems like you have a postive mindset which will def. get your far on this weight loss journey! rock on! haha! And thank you for your reassurance/input it really helps to hear that others had troubles in high school just like I am! Thank you again! Why did you decide to curb your caffeine intake? Do drink tea or anything?

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