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biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 06, 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:
Tues: Airdyne 24 min/5.3 mi; Walk 15 min
Wed: Yard Clean-up 1 hr; Jog 20 min (6-2-3-1-1-7)/Walk 25 min

Days 37 & 38 were iffy to say the least. I only got 4 hours sleep on Tuesday night. Caffeine and the push to get some housework done drove that. That wreaked havoc with the day yesterday and I overate (compared to the last month or so) last night, but I slept a good number of hours last night, so all-in-all I'm okay with it.

Let me say again how important sleep is to this whole endeavor. I've had a string of days in which I got 6-7 hours sleep consistently and it seems that this is one of the keys to my success. Unless something from out of the blue crops up, lifewise, I should have no problem organizing my day to accomplish my goals.

I didn't want to finish that jog either. But I'm trying to stay within my informal schedule of jogging and not missing a Circuit Workout until I get to 145. I have a circuit scheduled for today.

Have a lovely day!

2332 cal * 86g Fat * 39g Fiber * 56 oz Water
135 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

2790 cal * 120g Fat * 32g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-5 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Maria7 on 04/06/2006:
Yes, I agree that sleep is as important as diet and exercise. I know that a lot of people don't get enough sleep...and sometimes I guess we all get a better night's rest than at other times. BTW, looks like you are doing really fantastic! Have a good night!

Scruffy on 04/07/2006:
scruff was here! :)

borntocry on 04/07/2006:
Hi biscotti,

Thanks for your comment. By the way, regarding your previous entry, I also sometimes think about how heavy even a 2-lb bag of flour is and how I would hate to have to carry one of those when I'm out running. And that inspires me to try to keep my weight down for an upcoming race. Running is hard enough as it is without lugging an extra few pounds around, that's for sure!

liza36 on 04/07/2006:
I completely agree with you that sleep is very important. I find that if I'm super tired, my resolve to stay strong against all the tempting food just goes out the window, and I'm more likely to overeat. I also try to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. I'd love more, but I'll take that for now.

Have a great weekend!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 04, 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: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (32 min/3.4 mi); Walk 15 min

Day 36 was good. Since it's a day after quite an intense workout, I'm not measuring/weighing today. They're usually up after that, so I'll probably wait 'til next week. I'm in this for the long haul, so one week without measurements isn't going to make all that much difference. For the Circuit I set my NordicTrack to the third incline (I keep it on the second one for normal use). It has six incline levels. I thought I'd feel a little more fatigued than I do today.

It is such a great analogy that Maria777 (thanks!) made regarding a 5-pound sack of potatoes and my pounds lost thus far. Doesn't sound like much, but if I took off on my jog with a sack of potatoes, I guess it'd last about 2 seconds before I dropped it. Can't do much about those pounds when they're stuck to my hips, butt, arms and legs! Except to remain vigilant & believe that this is doable!

Have a lovely day!

1803 cal * 58g Fat * 36g Fiber * 84 oz Water
930 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

Calories Breakdown for the Week 3.28-4.3: Fat 31% :: Carbohydrate 45% :: Protein 24%

Progress as of today: 25.5 lbs lost so far, only 18.5 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 04/04/2006:
:o).. YIP.. I just love that Maria.. :O).. I always say a 5 pound bag of sugar.. hehehe.. but its all the same..

I wanted to thank you for all your wonderful comments.. They really help me out hun.. thanks.. hugs

keep up your great work as well.. your an insperation and I need it !!.. hugs

Scruffy on 04/04/2006:
scruff was here :)

biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 03, 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: NordicTrack 32 min/3.6 mi; Jog 20 min (12-8)/DogJog 10 min/Walk 15 min

Day 35 was good. I'm up to 12 min without stopping, and I even had to go uphill for quite a bit, then I turned around and went down the hill. Hey--progress is progress! Gotta take it where I can! It's just good to know I'm not lugging 6 or so extra pounds like I was about 5 weeks ago.

Actually the 10 min jog with my doggy was easier than the 12 min, and the 8 min was easier than the 12 min.

A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot. One summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach pretty much every day. She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one thing; She would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around, then speak to them.

Generally, the people would respond negatively and she would wander off, but occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick exchange of money for something she carried in her bag. The couple assumed she was selling drugs and debated calling the cops, but since they didn't know for sure they just continued to watch her.

After a couple of weeks the wife asked, "Honey, have you ever noticed that she only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic devices?" He hadn't and said so. Then she said, "Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach. Then we can find out what she's really doing."

Well, the plan went off without a hitch, and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk to her husband and then leave. The man walked up the beach and met his wife at the road.

"Well, is she selling drugs?" she asked excitedly." No, she's not." he said, enjoying this probably more than he should have. "Well, what is it, then?" his wife fairly shrieked.

The man grinned and said. "Her name is Sally and she's a battery salesperson." "Batteries?" cried the wife. "Yes," he replied. "Sally sells C cells by the Seashore."

Have a lovely day!

1418 cal * 27g Fat * 29g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1381 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

liza36 on 04/03/2006:
Great progress on your run time, uphill and all.

Loved the little story, it's cute. Try saying that 3 x fast!

Have a great day. Keep up the excellent work.

geevee on 04/03/2006:
Hey! You're really on your way DOWN! Feels good, doesn't it!

Cute joke.

Soon2BThin on 04/03/2006:
I didn't realize you have been here that long! That makes us the 2 oldest DDers, I guess. I miss the "oldsters" too. Although I can't remember many names, haha! The memory is really going these days. But Pastagal has been back although I haven't seen her lately. And CharlieAngel too. I sure do love the DD and all the people here!

Maria7 on 04/03/2006:
Hehehehehe!!! What a story! Hehehehehe!

Looks like you had a good day, especially, workout today!

Have you thought of looking at a 5 pound bag of potatoes when you're in the grocery store...??? (That you're no longer lugging around.) You're doing real well!

Have a good evening!!!

feeleebubs on 04/04/2006:
In response to your comment: I completely agree. 3 days in a row of "cheating" would put me into a downward spiral...in fact it already has several times over. I am not going to attemt this diet. I guess I just brought it up so show that several plans suggest cheating a little her and there as a weight loss strategy. 3 days in a row seems a little on the risky end, but I have seen that it does work for some people. Of course all diets work for someone...just not nessisarily you or I.

biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 02, 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: NordicTrack 40 min/4.4 mi

Day 34 was good. Today, so far, is excellently excellent--haha--because I'm down a half-pound--woo-hoo!

I discovered something about myself and it's this: I'd rather exercise than clean house. I find that kinda funny in a way. Of course I'd probably rather stub my toe on a razor blade than clean house:-) I guess the exception to exercise would be the weight work--I don't look forward to it. At all! But I'm always glad I did it. Kinda like going to confession--if you happen to be Catholic.

Have a lovely day!

1776 cal * 58g Fat * 28g Fiber * 84 oz Water
850 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

monet0239 on 04/02/2006:
Hiya.. yaya another half pound down.. keepem cdroppin girly.. :O).. and I agree with you on the house work..lol.. I like doing it best when everyone is not at home.. I can turn up my tunes and dance my way around ..lol.. makes it "alittle" better..lol.. hugs

Soon2BThin on 04/02/2006:
Oh, I totally agree! I'd rather exercise than do house work too! In fact, I don't do enough of the house work, heh. But we aren't quite living in squalor yet. I don't mind the weight work though, I think it's more fun than doing the same old cardio. I love to challenge my muscles. Too bad some of them aren't cooperating with me, bad shoulder, bad knee, sore heels. But I persevere! Keep up the good work! And have a great week!

Maria7 on 04/02/2006:
<font color=red><b><font size=10>CONGRATULATIONS!!!</font color=red></b></font size=10>

on your new number!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 01, 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 (23 min/5.4 mi)

!yaD s'looF lirpA yppaH

Day 33 was good.

2068 cal * 79g Fat * 24g Fiber * 56 oz Water
507 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

monet0239 on 04/01/2006:
hehee.. right back atcha sweetie.. I was thinking of putting up a post that I cheated really bad.. then at the eat say.. april fools..lol..

but I didnt want to jinks myself..lololol


Maria7 on 04/01/2006:
I see your code sentence....hehehe!

biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 31, 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)

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile way and you have their shoes. --Author Unknown

For my activity: NordicTrack 40 min/4.4 mi; Jog 20 min (10-2-8)/Walk 25 min

Day 32 was good. I'm down 2 pounds today--YEAH! But 164 (along with 163 and 162) are weights that are pretty crummy for me. I tend to stay at them for awhile, like more than a month! I hope this time is different. I'm going to do my best to ensure it's a different story this time. Make hay while the sun shines and all that jazz!

Happy April Fool's Eve!

1632 cal * 49g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
1164 cal Deficit * 19% Activities

Maria7 on 03/31/2006:
<font color=red><b><font size=10>YES, YES, YES!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!</font color=red></b></font size=10>

Good for you! Now, just keep it up! LOVE what you put at the top, hehehe! Have a great day!

monet0239 on 03/31/2006:
2 pounds down.. wo0o00oh0o0o0.. you go girly!!.. I hope you get over that hump.. be possitive :O).. hugs

biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 30, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: NordicTrack 47 min/5.5 mi; Groc shpg 30 min

Day 31 was good.

Mrs Lee was terribly overweight, so her doctor put her on a diet. "I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least 5 pounds."

When Mrs Lee returned, she shocked the doctor by losing nearly 20 pounds. "Why, that's amazing!" the doctor said, "Did you follow my instructions?"

Mrs Lee nodded. "I'll tell you though, I thought I was going to drop dead that third day."

"From hunger, you mean?"

"No, from skipping!"

Hope you have a lovely day!

1882 cal * 73g Fat * 34g Fiber * 84 oz Water
834 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 29, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Jog 18 min (11-7)/Walk 15 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne 24 min/5.4 mi

Day 30 was good. I was able to do my jog a little earlier, so I didn't try the sandwich thing.

So this is 30 days into my goal of 145 pounds.

How about a little evaluation of where I'm at: I've jogged 8 days, which is the same number of days for all of Dec-Jan-Feb. I've completed 9 circuit workouts.

I feel stronger and more confident that I will reach my goal weight, eventually. Right now though I'd just like to be able to get my jog in (without the stopping) as easy as I did back in September. Looks like I started the slacking after that. The strength to run didn't go, but the endurance sure did. I could kick myself now, but sometimes I think we just have to have breaks from it all. And when I remember the trap I was in--the one where I justify eating more because I'm jogging nearly every day, well, if I can break free of that this time--the temporary loss of endurance was worth it. It's hell getting back to it, but I think I've learned my lesson!

I'm eating differently, and I'm thinking about food differently as well. Maybe wisdom does come with age. I suppose time will tell--haha!

Hope you have a lovely day!

1941 cal * 74g Fat * 38g Fiber * 84 oz Water
789 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Maria7 on 03/29/2006:
Looks like you had a good day today! Good for you on the exercising! Have a good evening!

monet0239 on 03/29/2006:
hiya sweetie.. great job you are doing hun :O).. Its nice to know how much stronger you feel.. I hope I feel the same when I have came as far as you have :O).. hugs

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 28, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: NordicTrack 50 min/5.5 mi

Day 29 was good. My weight is down a half-pound today. My measurements are down a little over an inch since last week. For the last month of changing habits and trying to get in my circuit workout more regularly, I'm down 4.75 inches overall. I'm pleased with my progress!

Hope you have a lovely day!

2061 cal * 71g Fat * 21g Fiber * 84 oz Water
723 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Calories Breakdown for the Week 3.21-3.27: Fat 31% :: Carbohydrate 49% :: Protein 20%

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/28/2006:
<font color=red><b><font size=10><i>CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!</font color=red></font size=10</i>

First, congratulations on your MEASUREMENTS....cause that's the MOST important...second congratulations on the scale! No wonder you are fitting into such small clothes!

Have a wonderful day!!! (Big Smile!)

biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 27, 2006
(WDDFW Hybrid/Exercise--Weightlifting/84 oz Water)
Weight: 166.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=28.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. --Erma Bombeck

For my activity: Jog 18 min (5-3-3-2-5)/Walk 20 min

Day 28 was really pretty good though I felt rather "flat" all day--maybe a bit of a food hangover. My jog was sheer torture. I wasn't going to NOT do it because, though I had a circuit workout scheduled for the day, I woke up with a spasm in my back/shoulder blade. I didn't want to aggravate it with weightlifting, so I'll do the circuit tomorrow. (My shoulder/back is much better today.)

I don't eat a particular lot of complex carbs for breakfast and lunch. In fact I eat six pieces of shredded wheat n bran (per meal) for those meals. I know it sounds stupidly precise--but it works for me. I don't get hungry when I include plenty of protein. (The "Woman Drs Diet ..." calls for melba toast, but I'm not really a melba toast person.) When I originally started jogging I remember getting sluggish during the jog (like I am now) and what helped then was to eat half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich--on wh wheat--sometime before the jog. I think I'll try that (or maybe even just a quarter of a sandwich) for the next couple of jogs. I don't really feel like I need the food, but I need the edge taken off of whatever is causing the sluggishness. It worked before, even though it may be all in my head:-) The only other solution is to quit--I'm not quitting!

Hope you have a lovely day!

1717 cal * 59g Fat * 33g Fiber * 56 oz Water
764 cal Deficit * 7% Activities

borntocry on 03/27/2006:
Hi biscotti,

I have that exact same problem, and I also wonder if it's all just in my head - after all there are so many people out there who go jogging first thing in the morning, before breakfast, so why don't they get sluggish? I know I tried it on my last trip to America and I didn't get sluggish then, but I think that's just because I was eating so much over there in general that I always had plenty of glycogen stores to keep me going. Now that I'm counting calories I need to eat something first or I feel like I'm "running on empty". I've also found that even this isn't enough if I let myself get too hungry beforehand. So now I plan out a high-carbohydrate snack one or two hours ahead and then grab something small just before I get going.

That's what I'm doing right now, as a matter of fact - just finished a cup of oatmeal with applesauce and walnuts and now I've just got to saw a Powerbar in two so I can take half of it with me when I leave for the track.

Good luck!

geevee on 03/27/2006:
If you think you're precise, you ought to see me with my measuring cups and food scale. I wonder how I ever lived without them! Son Jim's eyes roll when he watches me measure.

I agree about Melba toast just not doing the trick! I much prefer a crisp bread, but when in a "reckless" mode, much prefer whole wheat bread and super-satisfying PNB.

Maria7 on 03/27/2006:
I always enjoyed reading her books!!! Lots of info in them! Hope you have a wonderful day today!

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