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biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 22, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.0

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


I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. --Janeane Garofalo

For my activity lately, I jogged 20 min each Mon, Tues, and Wed. No exercise for Thursday.

I was rather on strike yesterday. That's what my recent war with food has come to. I'm stuck. I'm going to go back and read my diary wherein I was stuck at 167 for what seemed like forever. I know I can't do now what I did before. It can be a hybrid or something completely different.

So, later on, after I spent a considerable amount of time reading previous entries from my diary (the above quote was from quite some time ago) I think I have a plan. Other than seeing that I'm pretty full of it, I see what I should do--the bottom line is to get an average deficit (from Fitday calculations) of at least 1000 calories per day with some semblance of consistency.

I must renew my driver's license and I think I'm due for a new picture, so I'm thinking of calling my new endeavor "Operation: Smaller Me In A Driver's License Pic" or "You Certainly Don't Look Like You Weigh 140!" Well 140 may be a stretch seeing as I need to get the license sooner rather than later, perhaps at a healthy BMI.

If you have early voting where you live, make the effort to get out ASAP--I went yesterday. It was the first time I voted early--they had over 700 people vote on Tuesday. I only had to wait in line for about 3 minutes, so it was painless and I feel good!

Peru Pushes Guinea Pigs As Food. And they're eaten with the head on. Everyone knows there's nothing worse than a headless guinea pig scampering onto your dinner plate!

Cheers to you all!


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Becca27 on 10/22/2004:
Wow! I spent 4 years in Peru and I never knew that one! Hang in there. I'm with you on the weight loss. For the past 6 weeks, I'm been fiercely dedicated and consistent. I've only lost 2lbs, and it's driving me out of my mind. The only reason I keep going is because I continue to tell myself that no matter what the scale says, I feel better than I have in a while. Have a great day.


CountryGain on 10/22/2004:
That's some pretty disgusting stuff you wrote at the end. I thought your take on the driver's license was fantastic. I want to have people say, "No really, I need to see YOUR driver's license."



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 19, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.0

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


He's the best physician who knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. --Benjamin Franklin

I'm getting even more out of the jogging than I bargained for (a very good thing!). I just had to skip 2 days in a row to really learn what--it's a certain peace of mind that I don't really get any other way. It was only
20 min of jogging today, but oh, what a difference it made!

I'm down a half-pound for my weigh-in. No Fitday numbers. Didn't do my measurements. Need to get some blue jeans, so I guess it'll be 12s--not sure:-)

Cheers to you all!


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countrygain on 10/19/2004:
Hey, I just wanted you to know that I recieved your message and I appreciate it. I have been unable to pull up the public diaries on my home computer. I'm sorry for not writting you earlier. I am disappointed in my weight loss because I am not eating and I'm exercising and I'm still the same. Also, I'm no good at running...if you are able to, that's great!



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 18, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

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


No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward. --Amar Gopal Bose, founder Bose Corporation

Weight was the same on Friday. Jogged most days; skipped exercise at all Saturday/Sunday.

Cheers to you all!


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Becca27 on 10/18/2004:
Thanks for your comment. I don't think that I'm addicted to food, in general. Really, I can narrow it down to Sugar. If I could eat candy all day, every day, I'd be happy. I do think it is an addiction. I get headaches during "withdraw" and I'm grumpy. There's no getting away from it, though, and since the only person I'm hurting is myself, there aren't any PSA's to rally support for my cause. I think that portion control is a big thing. I bought some licorice on Sat. and allowed myself one serving. I ate it, wrote it down, and put the rest away. That works best for me. Denying myself completely just gets me into trouble.

You've done a great job over the past few years. Isn't it wonderful to take weight off and keep it off? Keep up the terrific work!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 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)
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well, I guess I had my "free" day yesterday. Soon after eating a good breakfast, I became ravenous. I never felt full all day--even had two slices of pizza (thin with beef/mushrooms) and a quite large caesar salad. I think it was just one of those days. Sometimes I can get like that and eat until I'm about to pop--rare the last few years, but it does happen--yesterday wasn't like that. Timmy the tapeworm rides again! I wasn't ever really full despite the amount of food I consumed.

I also only took a 20 min walk for activity, so that didn't help.

Cheers to you all!


3258 cal * 139g Fat * 20g Fiber * 28 oz Water * -829 cal Deficit
2% Activities


biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 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)
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


A great war leaves the country with three armies--an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves. --German proverb

Hidy Ho All!

It's time for a little evaluation--I'm going to shoot for an entry and weigh-in Tuesdays and Fridays (at least). I'm up 2 pounds from last week's weigh-in, Yikes! Plus it's that time of year--when my body finds weight way too easily--time for some vigilance! Stop the complacency!

For my exercise/activity lately:
Mon 10.11: Circuit Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (10:30 min/1.1 mi);
Jog 25 min/Walk 15 min
Sun 10.10: Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min (before noon)
Sat 10.9: Mow, weedeat, clean-up 2 hours
Fri 10.8: Nothing--overate!
Thur 10.7: Jog 21 min/Walk 20 min
Wed 10.6: Nothing
Tues 10.5: Jog 20 min/Walk 15
Mon 10.4: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min (impromptu 12 min test=.95 mi--it was .9 mi when I started jogging 2 years ago--a sign:-)

So that's where I am. My attitude is much more positive. Those days of moving boxes and sh*t took their toll on my hands--I seem to be developing a little arthritis--something I never experienced--and it's better than it was a week ago. Also, the tiredness I experienced lingered and lingered and lingered, but getting back to jogging seems to have counterbalanced it. When your body says, "NO!" sometimes it's better to ignore it. It's a very fine line.

I may try a "free day" on Friday--will see how the rest of the week goes. One thing I've found is that it's painful to go back to FF milk in my coffee. It's truly depriving, so that's my one daily "luxury."

Cheers to you all!


2285 cal * 73g Fat * 36g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 313 cal Deficit
16% Activities

geevee on 10/12/2004:
Last week I accidentally picked up a gallon of 2%fat milk rather than the normal fat-free. My deprived taste buds reacted as if I were having cream! Boy! Could I taste that little bit of fat! Imagine how I'd react to regular milk?

By the way, I had a walk through at the gym and talked to this nice fella who is there to help. I had about 20min. before yoga and didn't want to get tired before going so I made another baby step in the process. I did find out that these machines are much easier to adjust than the ones at the U of Miami. So that's good. I think working out 3 days a week will be a good addition to my plan. I'm not even considering the treadmill or step machine with such a thin layer of cartilege in my knees.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 05, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 03, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


What a fool I was to think I could do the little moving trips and my jogging too--and still function--ya' know you can't do it all, you can't have it al! Although, I swear to God, I have it all--this house is packed! I refuse to put stuff in a storage unit (out of sight out of mind) until it either is destroyed or stolen. Mentally, I'm ready to cull the crap I'll never need or use or that is old and in the way and that technology has been responsible for the production of a better one of in recent years! Whew!

I only got in my jog on Tuesday of this week--and I did that one earlier in the day--something I want to try to gradually migrate toward. So for awhile I may go back to every other day jogging. I'll note my progress.

I think I've caught my breath now. So my next entry should be late tonight, early tomorrow. I wish you all the best in your journeys--I'll soon be reading/commenting again.

Cheers everyone!


biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 28, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 24, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
--Elizabeth Lawrence

I quit writing down my food choices for quite a number of days--so that means I wasn't keeping track on FitDay, but I wasn't overeating or making the absolute worst choices (which means I wasn't making the best, either). For my weigh-in for the 14th I was down a half-pound. For this week, I've weighed here and there and I'm round and about 156-157.

My jogging is still going well, I've been keeping at 25 min (the minimum for me at this point) with about 20-30 min walking total per day. I haven't been doing anything else activity-wise except moving some stuff from an apartment to what will become my permanent home (I've finally gotten my mind wrapped around this--a long story to say the least). I've mowed/edged/weedeaten the yard at least once. I bought a gas weedeater and the yard looks much better. It started getting very unwieldy to drag an extension cord all around, not to mention the handle broke off the day I brought home the gas model of weedeater (actually an Echo brand). I still have to throw the old one away.

My plan is to make a DD entry daily, do the Circ Aer Wkt (weights) 2-3 days per week, continue jogging, count stuff on FitDay, and, I hope lose another 10 pounds--140 still sounds good to me!

I was reading an old (10 years) Am Heart Assoc book and it had a calculation to use for ideal weight. This is for women, take your inches above 5 feet, multiply times 4 and add 100--so mine is just about 120. Of course this was written before people were encouraged to lift weights and change their body composition. I simply don't see me feeling healthy at that low of a weight. But I'm open to weighing it one day. I just think it would have to be an all-consuming endeavor--something I don't see me doing. I'd be happy just to get out of "overweight" BMI. Life is just too short!

Oh, to yoyo, the quote from Bush was from whitehouse.gov--all his words are transcribed for our consumption.

Cheers to you all!


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geevee on 09/24/2004:
According to that formula, my ideal weight is 108, about the same as the last web site I checked. That's LITTLE! At 125 my ribs are becoming very noticeable. I'm just going to keep on plugging away trying to lose and eventually I'll arrive at a weight that seems appropriate. Anyway, glad you're back. I've missed your quotations.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 14, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.


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