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biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 25, 2005
(Exercise/Emerging From Denial Diet--hahaha!)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 5.17.05: 148
Current BMI=28.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Jog 20 min(9-11)/Walk 5 min

I didn't have the greatest day yesterday foodwise, but I did mark it down in my notebook and used Fitday. I also changed the date of my goal weight--AGAIN!

Cheers to you all!


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biscottibody59 on 03/28/2005:
Name: Soon2BThin

Comment: We just keep plugging away, don't we? I wish we knew why we keep having those not-so-good days. Sometimes I just want to eat until I'm stuffed. Today is one of those days. But I'm fighting it, it ain't easy. Go figure! Well, keep working on it. We CAN do this!

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Name: tabbylove74

Comment: Thanks for the message. LOL now you know how terrible with names i am at first. I added GeeVees' name ...but i left yours on because God Bless you too! lol. I hope you have a good day and you wake up happy...love Paula x

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Name: borntocry

Comment: Hi biscottibody,

How are things going? Are you feeling any better?

I know what you mean about not caring about the number on the scale and just wanting to get rid of that roll around your torso. I have a very similar problem - only my problem area is around my hips and upper thighs. Other than that, I am quite happy with my weight and figure. I think it is so difficult to stay motivated when you are only looking for improvement in one area, because you aren't really encouraged by the changes you may see in other areas. I often find myself wondering whether there is really any point in what I'm doing.

Still, I think we both enjoy the feeling of being physically fit and surely that makes it all worthwhile!

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Name: Cynthia

Comment: Nothing wrong with changing the date of your goal weight ... the best thing is YOU MY DEAR ARE STILL FOCUSED AND PLANNING. You are bound to get where you're tring to go!!! Hang in there. Cynthia



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 24, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=28.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Mithriades, by frequently drinking poison, rendered it impossible for any poison to hurt him. You, Cinna, by always dining on next to nothing, have taken due precaution against ever perishing from hunger.
--Epigrams, Marcus Valerius Martialus (c. 43-104)

For my activity:
Tues 3.22: Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min
Wed 3.23: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Hope you're all having a wonderful time--I know I'm trying to get back in the swing. I'm just not into it. Kinda bored actually. Does boredom come before a change? Hmmmmm . . .

Cheers to you all!


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borntocry on 03/24/2005:
I know what you mean. I get bored of it too... it's always the same thing, there's no end to it, etc. I guess you just have to try to picture yourself reaching your goals. Maybe I have a vivid imagination, but sometimes I actually get to the point where I think I'm already there! And the truth is hard to face after that...!

Maybe you are just feeling a little low right now. I'm sure you will get back into the swing of things soon. Good luck!


cynthia on 03/24/2005:
C'mon Biscottibody59 ... we're trying to wait on you to get back in the swing .. just a reminder ... I'm gaining on you girl ... only 100 pounds before I catch up with you and let me assure you I WILL rub it in when I do!!! Toodles. Cynthia


geevee on 03/24/2005:
Hi Biscotti,

I read your comment to BTC about those "thingies" you see drooping off your back when you look in the mirror. I used to have them too plus that ugly roll of fat sagging in front below the navel, or were there two of them? Anyway, I got rid of both! I don't know whether to attribute it to the loss of weight or swimming, yoga and the machines. Perhaps it was a bit of all of them.

Big, is definitely not beautiful to my eyes. I hated it!

You've been so good and diligent about exercising I imagine it's probably a matter of excess weight. You WILL lose it.

I know what you mean about not being "with it". To me, it's like being between seasons. I have definitely stalled. We're talking months and months and I'm sick of it but feel that I'll restart my engines as soon as I can resume my old schedule and swim again. It's like being 'on hold'. And now that I have a bum toe, of all things, I can't even do yoga or get energetic as far as housework goes. My present goal is not to gain. Forget about losing! With so little energy being expended, I have to be realistic.


Maria7 on 03/24/2005:
Thank you for your comment. I guess sometimes we all just need to 'hear' that we're okay where we're at. I think I tend to overdo things sometimes. I think I tend to not be realistic a lot of times. But, you're right...good health always comes first. So, I've decided to regain some weight and work on getting healthier...walking, working out, etc... btw, I've noticed you are very consistant in your jogging/walking...Have a good evening!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 22, 2005
(Exercise/Moderate Food Choices--Nothing Extreme!)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 4.26.05: 148
Current BMI=28.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity:
Thurs 3.17: NordicTrack 50 min/5.8 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Fri 3.18: NordicTrack 60 min/7.2 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Sat 3.19: No Exercise
Sun 3.20: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
Mon 3.21: Tree Trimming 1 hour; Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

It's always fun to come back and tell how I gained a bunch (in the grand scheme--4 pounds is a lot for me to gain at this point). Maybe it even cracks some people up. Well it's not funny--I have been doing nothing but exercise to further my cause--good food choices have gone south. And now I'm in a quandary regarding my running shoes. So I may be doing just walking instead until I can get a grip and figure out just which shoes I'll get next. I don't think I can get my old standbys--but I'm going exploring later, so I'll let ya'll know. Like ya'll really care--hahaha!

Not going to take measurements this week--the scale is demoralizing enough for me today--thank you very much!

Cheers to you all!


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cynthia on 03/22/2005:
Girl, SMACK yo-self for the rest of us! So what, you gained ... get it off. You have been doing a great job for a long time (I hope I stay focused as long as you have) so, whatever is bugging you pluck it out of yo butt and get to doing what you know to do. You are a conqueror so go out and conquer those 4 pounds. There, guess I told YOU! xoxoxo Cynthia


tabbylove74 on 03/22/2005:
I can tell you're at a low ebb today and it's understandable. ..tomorrow's a new day, things will start getting better i'm sure..keep your chin up and i'm sure you will begin to feel more positive..i believe a positive determined mind can conquer any mountain, don't give up....love and very best wishes...Paula x


Runner on 03/22/2005:
HI, Biscotti! My advice for running shoes is to stick with the Brooks...order them online if you can't find them in the stores! I wore Asics for 3 years but gave them up completely when I tried Brooks! I prefer the Brooks Adrenaline or Brooks Epiphany. If you go to a good store, a salesperson should help you find the right fit for your feet. Good luck!


goldcat on 03/22/2005:
You'll get back on track chickie! You're doing great. Maybe it's just muscle weight or even water weight. Give it a week and I bet you'll be back down again...Chin up! Stephanie PS...I do care. I always read your Diary when you post. ;0)


Maria7 on 03/22/2005:
Good for you on the exercise!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 17, 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


For my activity:
Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (40 min/4.8 mi);
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

Pretend there's a "fast fitness drive-thru" restaurant. That's what I kind of got yesterday--except it was good for me. I increased the weight on my dumbbells. No harm done, fewer reps, better for me!

I think today will be it, I put my template back down at the bottom of the page (optimism)--I must try to lose some weight.

Cheers to you all!


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cynthia on 03/17/2005:
Just keeping working your plan Girlie. You know what it takes to get where you want to go. I know those words sound cliche but then a lot of life is cliche. Just a little over a year ago you were at the doorstep of your goal weight, you WILL get there again with proper planning. We're depending on you "OLDTIMER"! he he he he ... don't get mad ... get glad and go to work! xoxoxoxo Cynthia



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!


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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:
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cal Deficit * % Activities--update later . . .


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