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biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 14, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
--Winston Churchill

For my activity: Circuit Aerobic Workout
using NordicTrack (61 min/7.1 mi); Airdyne 30 min/6.3 mi

Last day of a 3-day challenge (Fri-Sat-Sun) consisting of lower fat eating and a little more veg/fruit . . . Water consumption of at least 84 oz . . . Exercise to accomplish 1000 cal/day deficit for those 3 days.

I did come down on the fat a bit. I've been consistent with my exercise. Riding the Airdyne bike for a workout is just about the most boring thing, but we had a raw, nasty, wet day and by the time I would have wanted to jog, it was too dark. So I did a very slow, boring session on the Airdyne. I guess it's all good--haha!

I'm not coming anywhere near the 1000 cal def goal. That's what a goal is for; to give you an idea of where you are. I'm not ready to crash and burn--always a good sign!

Cheers to you all!


2809 cal * 87g Fat * 21g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 134 cal Deficit
25% Activities

geevee on 11/14/2004:
You must really be in good shape to be able to do so many miles on the Nordic Track and Airdyne! I'm impressed.

By the way, I finally got the body fat measurements using the calipers that you had suggested months ago, if not longer. The trainer and water aerobics instructor were talking about the other method which is done at the U of Miami in which you go in the water and I don't remember the details but that might be even more accurate, however expensive! Anyway, I was happy with the 17% though I want to think that the girl made a mistake!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 13, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way. --Doris Lessing

For my activity: Airdyne 31 min/7.2 mi;
Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Second day of a 3-day challenge (Fri-Sat-Sun) consisting of lower fat eating and a little more veg/fruit . . . Water consumption of at least 84 oz . . . Exercise to accomplish 1000 cal/day deficit for those 3 days.

I did well on the goals. I had a little too much cheese with a salad which blew away the fat goal. I didn't quite make the deficit goal--however, I'm back in the positive for that number. The dog made me actually run--yikes!

I let myself off the hook, took a deep breath (and some action:-) and I think relieved a little of the stress that's been eating at me for the last month or so. Whew! I feel much better!

I had a new thought about this journey. I've been quite happy with my success thus far. I haven't been too happy about how hard it can be sometimes to maintain. Yesterday, I decided that having some control is more important to me than weighing X pounds. Yes, I'd like to weigh X, but in the long run it's my health and happiness that is at stake. I feel pretty darn healthy, though I know I could get around the block a little faster minus 15 pounds. I hope this tiny revelation will serve to get me there. But if maintaining is what is in my "stars," then so be it.

Cheers to you all!


2036 cal * 120g Fat * 26g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 617 cal Deficit
14% Activities


biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 12, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is smoking a cigarette with a satisfied smile on its face and the egg is frowning and looking put out. The egg mutters to no one in particular, "I guess we answered that question." --Author Unknown

For my activity: NordicTrack 1 hr/7.1 mi; Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Alright already! I will do a 3-day challenge (Fri-Sat-Sun) for the weekend consisting of lower fat eating and a little more veg/fruit . . . Water consumption of at least 84 oz . . . Exercise to accomplish 1000 cal/day deficit for those 3 days.

Yesterday was unreal--I had baked some choc chip cookies the day before and ended up eating the rest of them. The eating (while I was doing it) was deceptive because I never really felt full even though I overate.

There are many ways to feel full while eating a normal amount of food: drinking fluid (before or after), concentrating on chewing your food and taking your time, rather than wolfing it down, and eating higher fiber/volume foods on a consistent basis. I haven't been doing any of these, although as far as the fluid, I have been drinking a fair amount of water, but mainly to replenish water lost during exercise.

Yesterday's consumption was for an "extreme free day"--a celebration. I was celebrating nothing except my transformation for the day into a human dispose-all--that's how it seems today. I really didn't enjoy any of it. That's kind of sad. To me, food is ultimately to be enjoyed, not used as a substitute, a drug, or a stop-gap because my mind thinks I won't get anymore anytime soon. That last one seems to happen to me this time of year (coming up on holidays/weather changing) and EVERY YEAR since I became conscious of wanting to lose weight and having some success at it.

I'm not ready to throw in the towel after all this time, even though that would be quite easy. I'm sure the exercise would fall by the wayside soon thereafter.

Report for the last 6 days: -330 deficit (avg); 11% activities (avg)--not a pretty picture--looks like I squandered a really good chance. It's behind me--I'm moving on!

Cheers to you all!


3667 cal * 158g Fat * 32g Fiber * 84 oz Water * -751 cal Deficit
23% Activities


biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 11, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


No one is listening until you fart.--Author Unknown

For my activity: NordicTrack 54 min/5 6.3 mi; Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

What can I say? I did have a really satisfying exercise day. We're going to have our first cold snap this weekend. It's probably a little late. It won't be freezing yet, but kind of a shock, then I can move on and maybe my psyche won't think we're going into an ice age giving me permission to eat with abandon. That's my excuse and I'm stickin' with it!

Wow! CNBC had a special about Walmart last evening (appropriately it's being repeated on Thanksgiving Day:-) I had no idea they had spread their "walmartness" to China. I was half expecting to see live dogs along with the live turtles in the meat department;-)

Now I know squiggly and jellybelly work for Walmart and many more of you may work there as well, still, it was a fair program. I remember years ago before "Super Walmart" when Walmart made a big deal about most of their stuff being "Made in the USA." In the show you get to see "Bratz" being made in China. Too bad Sam Walton can't come back and see just how greed has taken over his company.

I don't have to shop at Walmart, but I do; I could drive to about 3 places instead. I could say the same about Home Depot--they drove 3 hardware/lumber stores out of business in my area. I return stuff (bought from anywhere) when it breaks or was a piece of crap compared to the exact thing I bought 6 months before. I'm glad they have that policy, but most people aren't going to take stuff back that dissatisfies them. And when you put "May I help you?" on the back of their uniforms, then your "associates" don't really have to turn around and face the customer, who they know is clearly standing there needing help, but they're busy, they're underpaid/overworked, so they ignore you. At any rate the program was worth watching.

And anyway in the small community I live in, they're the only place to buy round potsticker wrappers--so they kind of have me there, if not for decent, cheap running shorts:-)

Cheers to you all!


3053 cal * 138g Fat * 41g Fiber * 84 oz Water * -200 cal Deficit
22% Activities

BellaK on 11/11/2004:
He-he -- I love ur quote today! Way to go on all the exercising -- you always do so amazing on that front! Keep it up! :) Bella



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 10, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
--Alan Watts

For my activity: Circuit Aerobic Workout using Airdyne (53 min/12.3 mi); Walk 10 min

My deficit is back in positive territory. I'll change the goal date soon--once I see I'm taking this seriously again.

Cheers to you all!


2573 cal * 82g Fat * 28g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 457 cal Deficit
15% Activities


biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 09, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. --James Bryant Conant

For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

Nope, didn't get the Circ Aer Wkt in. I'm up a pound on my weigh-in, surprised it's not more. On my measurements, they're up almost 3 inches overall from the ones I took in July (sort of a baseline). Haven't plugged in my measurements on the body fat thingy lately. Here's what it came up with for today: You have 30.1% body fat. You have 48 pounds of fat and 110 pounds of lean.

I had a very very hungry day yesterday. I tried to eat (well) every couple hours, but by the evening after my jog, the hunger just about did me in. Exercise doesn't usually cause me to be hungry--usually the opposite. So I moderated my choices in the evening although it doesn't look that way. Still doing well on the sleep--8 hours last night and 7 the day before.

I still feel better about it all--I think I'll get through. The denial is just about gone. I'd say it's all gone, but ya' know what they say, "Pride comes just before a fall!"

Cheers to you all!


2958 cal * 104g Fat * 34g Fiber * 56 oz Water * -516 cal Deficit
7% Activities


biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 08, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. --Malachy McCourt

For my activity: Jog 20 (5-4-5-6) min/Walk 10 min

I had to break up the jog horribly, but I got it done. I didn't get in my Circ Wkt. Will try again today. Did a little better foodwise, but not much--the denial is lifting:-)

My belly can go to hell--maybe I need to spend more time in the mirror focusing on it so I'll remember that I really want it gone! It hasn't really impacted my clothing choices yet, but I know all too well that problem will be next, unless I start exercising some portion control and making better choices.

Cheers to you all!


2729 cal * 119g Fat * 18g Fiber *28 oz Water * -295 cal Deficit
7% Activities

legcramps on 11/08/2004:
Great quote - I could really learn a lot from that sometimes.

It's hard when we're not really in the mood to take care of ourselves and our bodies. It takes a lot to get back in the groove of things. It sounds like you need a little motivation to work on the belly you claim to have! I hope you find the motivation you're looking for!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 07, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


We never repent of having eaten too little. --Thomas Jefferson

For my activity: Walk 5 min

So I made the transition back to 2% milk. I'll probably be able to go back to FF soon. Also, I realized yesterday that I have been horribly sleep deprived for about the last week. I got 7 hours the last 2 nights. I was able to cut my caffeine off mid-afternoon yesterday. And by about 9 I was feeling the withdrawal so I drank a 7Up. No caffeine, but it kinda took the edge off.

I have a Circ Aer Wkt scheduled for today. My food choices will probably not be the best, but come Monday--I'll be rebuilding!

As a trivial aside, I saw an interview with Gloria Vanderbilt this a.m.--she's Anderson Cooper's mother for crying out loud! I wondered why he seems so secure in his own skin--doesn't look 40 (don't know his age either) but is just about totally gray-headed. I don't care for him, but isn't it just a bit odd that he went from being the emcee of "The Mole" to a network (albeit CNN) anchor in record time?

Cheers to you all!


3031 cal * 122g Fat * 32g Fiber * 28 oz Water * -728 cal Deficit
1% Activities

yoyo on 11/07/2004:
Hi. Just wanted to comment on your "rant" the other day. Consider this quote and you'll know what I'm talking about....'what fortune for the governments that people don't think'.....Adolph Hitler.


geevee on 11/07/2004:
I saw the same interview this morning and somehow heard that she was in her 80's!!!THAT got my attention as I was also trying to read the NYTimes. So the rest of the interview was spent staring at her 40ish face and wondering how the plastic surgeon worked his miracles! Your grandmother shouldn't look younger than you do!


borntocry on 11/08/2004:
Hi biscottibody,

Thanks for your comment. I'm 27, but I agree with what you said about being at the mercy of the aging process. It seems I just naturally weigh more now than I did at 22. I don't know if it's possible to get back to my old weight but it surely won't be easy.

I like your Thomas Jefferson quote, by the way. So true!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 06, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time. --Timothy Leary

You know I'm kinda stuck--way outside the elusive "groove"--worse than I have been in a long time. My weight's up--but I'm going to stay in denial for a little while. I'm planning to formally weigh in on Tuesday.

I mowed, did weedeating, and cleanup. I'm using the mower (mulching) for leaves again this year--I refuse to do very much, if any, raking.

Cheers to you all!

My activity lately (detailed):
Wed 10.27: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
Thurs 10.28: NordicTrack 52 min/5.7 mi
Fri 10.29: Jog 20 (10-10) min/Walk 15 min
Sat 10.30: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
Sun 10.31: Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min
Mon 11.1: No Exercise
Tues 11.2: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
Wed 11.3: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Thurs 11.4: Mow, weedeat, and cleanup abt 1 hr;
Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min
Fri 11.5: Mow, weedeat, and cleanup abt 1.5 hrs;
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

Bandmom on 11/06/2004:
Hi! I'm back.I'm going to work hard then before.I sorry I haven't been here pc was then the protection would let me on here.Hugs and smiles. bandmom



biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 05, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


An open note to "jen," for whom I couldn't find a public diary to reply to:

I've posted to the DietDiaries for quite some time. If you ever took the time (which I highly don't recommend) to read my entire diary here, you would see that I rarely get personal. I rarely rant (unless you count things like the time the pickup truck smooshed a frog and got frog blood and guts all over my leg and new shoes) here in my diary. I hesitated leaving the previous entry, but since doing so, I feel much better. I'm sorry if I offended you.

And just to be fair, I too have left comments to the effect of, "Stick to the subject, this is after all the diet diaries, not the my husband/boyfriend/mother/father/sister/brother/coworker/you-name-it and I had a fight diaries." We all know it is also not the "I keep eating like a pig, but I can't help myself or get control diaries." Or the "I spent my day dealing with rude customers at work and this woman/man did the most unbelievable thing diaries." Nor is it the "Whatever you want to talk about diaries" including "I weigh 104, but I want to weigh 84 and don't tell me not to vomit/induce diarrhea to achieve that diaries."

The one thing that successful "dieters/diarists" have in common is that they haven't given up trying. If venting about whatever you need to vent about in what is a pretty decent cyber-community here gets you to your goal, then I'm all for it.

Believe me, I know your sentiment very well, but I gave up. I gave up when diarist (where are you, by the way?) StellaStarr (formerly PushedToTheWall--where her diary so many moons ago has absolutely nothing to do with dieting, but is still an interesting read--charming and sometimes upsetting as well) and her words prompted me to leave a comment. Then there was PastaGal (very family oriented)--hope she comes back. Then Herb--his diary is/was always interesting. Their diaries were/are not solely about food/exercise/dieting, etc--but they are embraced nevertheless. Oh, and whatever happened to Golightly?

Anyway . . . I'm a political junkie, so it could be worse. I could wax political in here every day, give up writing down my food and stop exercising. But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to continue to fight the good fight--the food and exercise fight:-)

Cheers to you and everyone else here on DDs!


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