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biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 16, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Why make the same mistake twice, when there are so many new ones available? --Unattributed

Cheers everyone!


1775 cal * 67g fat * 43g fiber * 60 oz water * 588 cal deficit
Activities: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

curvy shar on 02/17/2004:
LOL. LOVE the quote!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 15, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.
--Marty Bucella

Happy Sunday!

We had a rare occurrence here overnight Friday into Saturday morning: Snow!--the kind that makes nice snow people and crunches when you walk in it! Very picturesque, covering everything, masking sounds, very serene.

I know alot of you--probably the majority, can't relate. You have so much snow year after year that you've had plenty after seeing it come down for 1 minute the first snowfall of the year. Not so around here. Our winter weather usually consists of a sleet or ice storm that makes driving ridiculous and dangerous. I've experienced snowfall like the one yesterday maybe 15 times in my 44 years. It was nice to see some decent snow people for a change:-)

Just enough--about 3 inches worth and lasted just long enough--it was gone by about 6 o'clock in the evening. I let my dog just get out and run outside (even though it was 5:30 a.m. and it was still coming down)--she had a blast! I came in, had a cup of coffee and went back to sleep for about 3 hours.

Cheers everyone!


2580 cal * 116g fat * 20g fiber * 90 oz water * -109 cal deficit

The following is a progress report for the last couple weeks for myself. In a nutshell, I've gotten about 30 oz water in every day, and I've been writing down my food in my little notebook, but have taken a break from Fitday--started back as of yesterday's food/exercise. However, I have been keeping up doing my Circuit Aerobic Workout every two days, my jogging and my NordicTrack.

Progress is as follows: On my measurements for 2 weeks ago (2.3), my Hip and Waist were down .5 inch each, Bust and Abdomen were down .25 inch each and the others were unchanged. My waist is below 32 inches since I don't know when.

Mon Feb 2: NordicTrack 69 min/8.0 miles;
Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Tue Feb 3: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 5 min

Wed Feb 4: Nordic Track 67 min/8.1 mi;
Circ Aer Wkt using the Airdyne (22 min/5.2 mi)

Thur Feb 5: NordicTrack 53 min/6.0 mi;
Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 5 min

Fri Feb 6: No Exercise

Sat Feb 7: Circ Aer Wkt using the NordicTrack (58 min/7.0 mi);
Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min

Sun Feb 8: NordicTrack 1 hr/7.2 mi (20 min @lvl 2);
Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Mon Feb 9: NordicTrack 1 hr/7.0 mi;
Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Tue Feb 10: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min;
Circ Aer Wkt using the Airdyne (33 min/7.6 mi)

Wed Feb 11: NordicTrack 44 min/5.3 mi;
Jog 30 min/Walk 5 min

Thur Feb 12: No Exercise

Fri Feb 13: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 74 min/8.4 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min

Sat Feb 14: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Soon2BThin on 02/15/2004:
You're doing terrific!! And as I've said before, your exercise is incredible! Hope you have a good Sunday evening.


geevee on 02/15/2004:
Gollee! You've had a 40 pound weight loss! THAT is something! You mentioned your waist which is close to mine, an UNAPPEALING 33". I lose five pounds but the waist stays the same! Very discouraging, especially for someone who had a 24" waist in high school! I can't believe I was ever so tiny!


breakaway on 02/15/2004:
What fun for your dog! I would just die without snow for winter. I could never live where it never snowed. It's total relaxation for me when it does snow. I don't even mind to shovel it becuase it's my sanity! I love it! Anyway, your doing awesome and i just can't believe how much exercise you get in a day! That is just great! OH, and thanks so much for reminding me about my measurments lol I have been forgetting to have hubby measure me! I really want to get those so I know if I lose inches. How often you take measurements? I would probablly do once a month what do you think? Thanks and keep up the good worK!


inmorning on 02/16/2004:
As usual, you are doing great. Glad to see it. annastasia



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 12, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Maybe I'll get a regular entry in later . . . meantime ya' just gotta love popular culture. Atkins was obese at his death, of course I thought when I saw him interviewed in the last couple years, he looked like he'd had a chin lift as does Wynonna, who I thought was the mother, turns out she's the daughter. Looks like Dr Phil needs to lose a few pounds too to keep having the authority to tell everyone they need to lose weight. Isn't it refreshing to know that fame and fortune doesn't immunize people from denial?

But back to Wynonna. (I'm not a fan, so forgive me, or not:-) She's been paying a personal trainer for the last 3 years?:-/! She sounds like such a candidate for Oprah's Martyr Club. Oh everyone depends on her, so she's fat, so she eats. She sounds like she has garden-variety hatred of her job to me.

We've all had jobs we hate. If it's causing you that much pain and you hate yourself in turn, but it keeps you in enough money to pay a personal trainer for not doing a damn thing for you for the last 3 years--god almighty, get a f*ck*ng clue!

Then she admits she's been in therapy (did it help, guess not!), but she's going to Oprah (before the DWI) to interview for Oprah's Martyr Club, oh and to be totally insufferable while kissing up to Oprah. I'm sorry if you're a big fan (of Wynonna), but she came off as such a selfish, self-absorbed, searching for belly-button lint, dissing her mother, butthead! And BTW, what of the black mole next to her eye--what is that about? Shouldn't Oprah have told her to see a dermatologist immediately?

All-in-all, I guess it made me feel pretty good--I haven't paid a personal trainer so far, and so far I'm holding my own, as are many of us--good for us! Maybe when I get all the life problems of the billionaire Oprah and can troll for obese celebrities to exploit for their weight loss journey during sweeps week (Feb and May--god, she's a genius--hahaha!), I'll hire Bob Greene too. Makes me wonder who the rejects were--I guess Whoopi! wasn't interested since she's doing slim-fast. And god forbid she just picks someone from the audience to follow along their journey!

Oh well that's how I wasted about an hour of my precious time this evening--I just thought it was going to get better as the hour with Wynonna went on--it just got more and more insufferable and sappy--Yeccchhhhh! But then again I got this raving rant out of it, and the satisfaction of knowing that I've gotten this far on my very own--priceless!

Keep on keepin' on ya'll--if what you're doing is getting too easy (or boring), give yourself a chance to tweak your routine a little! And don't be too hard on yourself--it takes time, but it's worth it!

Did get in my exercise--woo-hoo! Cheers everyone!

curvy shar on 02/12/2004:
I just loved your entry today!


cat121 on 02/15/2004:
I enjoyed your entry- that is some motivation! May not have a personal trainer but at least I have a sense of ownership- am trying to take control of my own life. Anyhow...

My recital program for the upcoming is the Halsey Stevens sonata, the Porrino Concertino, an undetermined piccolo piece, and the Plog Animal Ditties for fun.

Have another lesson tomorrow- hopefully not a traumatic one, as they sometimes tend to be.

Have a great week- keep up the "non-martyrdom"!



biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 02, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Yesterday we looked for little bits of a few things in some things; today we look for less of more things in anything; tomorrow we will look for nothing in everything. --F. Gunther

Sunday's results for my 3-day (S-M-Tu) challenge consisted of 57g fat, a 225 cal deficit, and 76 oz water--1 out of 3 goals met. Only got about 20 min on the Airdyne. Tried to do a Circuit Workout--was so unmotivated. No jog. The only other thing was driving for about 2 hours. Having the challenge in mind did keep me making better food choices for the day. And I had a good breakfast:-)

Cheers everyone!

breakaway on 02/02/2004:
2 out of 3 is great! Especially when you have been doing so well in the past. Your doing a super job! Soon you will have another loss to record. Keep it up!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 01, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


We know where Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat.
--Donald Rumsfeld, US Secy of Defense (March 30, 2003)

Well, I saw the Tampax commercial again. It's a man and woman in a boat and the boat starts taking on water and she whips out a Tampax and plugs up the boat and there it is--with the string hanging in the breeze.

Took a day off from exercise. The only activity I got was alot of house cleaning. Now I don't know about ya'll, but I can jog, walk, stand, do alot of strenuous exercise and my lower back never even twinges. Let me get out the vacuum cleaner and go at vacuuming for a couple hours (off and on) and my back is screaming. It goes back to normal pretty quickly, but you'd think I'd be in a little better physical shape from all my dern exercise.

I'm starting another 3-day (S-M-Tu) challenge consisting of achieving the 70g fat goal, at least a 600 cal/day deficit, and at least 90 oz water. I don't want to be thinking this much about losing weight in the middle of summer. It gets old, real fast!

Cheers everyone!

muggy on 02/01/2004:
<font color=blue>You are so right about not thinking about losing weight in the summer...yuck! We'll be a lot more comfortable when our clothes fit well! I want to look great in a swimsuit too! <P>I think vacuuming wouldn't be so strenuous if they made the handle like a lawnmower. As it is, all of the effort comes from one side of the body! No wonder we get worn out! Just think if you tried to mow your lawn one handed...



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 31, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.
--Amelia Earhart (1898-1937)

I'm at a new low today--not my regular weigh-in day, of course--but I'll take it--woo-hoo!

I did a 20 min Jog/10 min dog walk yesterday.

For the 3-day (W-Th-Fr) challenge:
Fat avg=67 (goal=70)
Water avg=84 (goal=90)
Deficit=411 (goal=700).

Calorie average for the 3 days was 2144. Overall, I'm pleased. Something I can go by for future challenges.

Cheers everyone!

Soon2BThin on 01/31/2004:
Hey, good for you! You're doing great! I'll bet you feel great too. Good job on the 3 day challenge. I need to try some of that too. My challenge should be to go 3 days without potato chips. I might just try that. I know I eat too many carbs and don't really need the chips. At least they are the low fat kind. So keep up the good work. It's people like you that show the rest of us that it CAN be done!


wildqt2 on 01/31/2004:
Goos job on the 3 day challenge. I just started an internet challenge that I do every year. Its a 10 week challenge called dump the pounds. I love it. Its motivating and I get to meet new internet buddies. Youre doing great. keep up the good work! Beth


wildqt2 on 01/31/2004:
BTW I couldnt find halleys diary??? Beth


breakaway on 01/31/2004:
Hey congratulations! Great job done! Keep up the good work!



biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 30, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


It is easy to live for others. Everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

For the 3-day (W-Th-Fr) challenge, I was a little over the fat goal, made the water goal, made the deficit goal. I'm going to take an average of the 3 days. All-in-all, letting myself off the hook, not lowering the fat any more than 70g has been good so far. Feeling deprived will set me into a "poor food choice" tailspin in no time. I think I'll actually have a loss on my weigh-in on Tuesday.

It gets old getting stuck and backsliding and then getting stuck at that backsliding weight. I want to progress; I am beginning to believe I can do it--again:-) This process goes in stages and spurts for me. Thus far, that has held me in good stead in my quest to keep the weight off. I don't want to have to do this again. That's why if it takes a little while longer, that's okay with my. My ultimate goal is to keep it off.

Everyone is inspirational in their own way on here. Seems I've been here forever (on DietDiaries)--but the support, inspiration, and success of others on here is indispensable.

For my exercise yesterday I did a Circ Aer Wkt on the NordicTrack
(63 min/7 mi). Later a 20 min Jog/15 min dog walk.

Cheers everyone!

malh on 01/30/2004:
You have a good permanent goal..."to keep it off" You are doing it. Like you quote says...live for yourself. Great job. Mary


curlsncuffs on 01/30/2004:
You are an inspiration! Way to go! Keep up the good work.......:)


breakaway on 01/30/2004:
I think you are a great big part of our inspiration on here, your always here and you do it! You don't talk about it. That is wonderful...it's so easy to say what were going to do but we need to do it to reach our goal. You do just that and its wonderful to see and it really gets me inspired to keep on doing what I'm doing. Your doing a great job, hang in there and you will soon be at your goal weight.


muggy on 01/31/2004:
<font color=blue>basefont=arial>You sound like you are on the right track. Like you, I want to stay thin... I think we can do it!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 29, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
--Philip Larkin (1922-1985)

For the 3-day (W-Th-Fr) challenge, I did okay--made it under the fat goal, didn't make the water goal, and needed about 400 more calories for the deficit. I'm going to take an average of the 3 days.

I guess because of all the hills I walked up the day before, I found a leg muscle (the one next to the shin) that hasn't been getting a workout from my exercise. I do calf raises during my Circuit Wkt, but apparently it only works that side muscle a little.

During my jog yesterday, I felt like someone was sticking pins up and down the muscle. I wasn't out of breath and it wasn't really "painful," so I kept on. Exercise was a 25 min Jog/5 min dog jog/5 min walk. Fortunately, it's getting less and less painful. Glad I chose the walk. Would like to get it in 2 or 3 days a week like that. Skip the jog and do the walk instead.

Cheers everyone!

breakaway on 01/29/2004:
Wow you are such a great inspiration and I really look up to you in what you do here! Great job again today and I so look forward to seeing you reach your goal. You have worked so hard for this! Good luck!


malh on 01/29/2004:
Isnt it funny how those muscles let us know they are there!!!! Least you know its getting some attention...lol Good job on your 3-day challenge. I find them to be great motivators...the short goals. NOt as overwhelming. Keep up the good work. Mary



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 28, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I took a departure from my usual exercise yesterday and walked for an hour and 10 minutes. It was about 40�F and I walked a pretty good mix of hills. It was probably about 5 miles, haven't clocked it. I didn't really walk that fast.

I had breakfast. If you call three eggs over easy and a piece of dry raisin toast breakfast. I have been buying the Oroweat Raisin Bread. It has as much fiber as their 100% Whole Wheat, so I usually choose it. If I make a PB&J sandwich, I use the WW because the raisin tastes awful with peanut butter.

I had two coffees and no other caffeine. I got a full 8 hours of sleep. I wanted that third cup of coffee, but I resisted. Mostly because I was out of milk and would have had to mix up some dry milk or go to the store. Wasn't going to do that.

I'm going to do a 3-day (W-Th-Fr) challenge consisting of achieving the 70g fat goal, at least a 700 cal/day deficit, and at least 90 oz water. I just want to show myself I can do it. I've been pretty far out of the groove foodwise, and I want to see myself getting back on track--once again:-)

Groove--broken record--of course the youngsters around here may have no idea what I'm talking about. Sort of like rotary phones. No offense intended:-)

Cheers everyone!

Soon2BThin on 01/28/2004:
It's nice to mix up the exercise sometimes. That's what I did this morning too. I found that after riding the bike, the walking was so much easier right from the start. We need to make changes sometimes so we don't get bored and quit. Rotary phones, what are those? Hahaha! Good luck with your challenge!


garlic on 01/28/2004:
Darn!!! I should have saved a big, huge pair of jeans as a reminder too. I didn't think of it. A good thing to have around as a reminder of where you've been. I'm in in awe over you and your determination with your exercise. Your body must be so toned and firm. I'm envious!!!!


malh on 01/28/2004:
Don't you feel good when you want something and you end up resisting??? I think its a good feeling. Good job. 40 degrees!!!!!!!! Heatwave. Its been in the single digits here all day with a wind chill of minus 10. I think doing different exercise is great....for your own motivation and for your body. I heard once that because of the cell phones we would have to explain to the future generations what a "pay phone" was. lol. Make the wise choices today. Mary


JellyBelly2 on 01/28/2004:
Ha! I wrote "funk" on here on comments and my daughter saw it and said, "That's not even a word!" Ha, ha. She also has never heard of Elizabeth Taylor. Amazing.! Everyone is really friendly at our Walmart. There are some stores that are very rude. We get a lot of repeat customers because they comment on us being nice. Good luck on your challenge!


gonnajustdoit on 01/29/2004:
thanks for the note. it feels great when others know and they help you through it. i'm feeling great today even though its -10 outside :( well take care and good luck on that challenge



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 27, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Tuesday!

I'm up 2 pounds--a wakeup call for me! My measurements are: down (Wrist, Abd, and Waist down .25 inch; Arm down 1/8 inch; Bust down
.5 inch), unchanged (Calf and Leg), Hip is up .25 inch.

For my exercise Sunday, I did a 30 min Jog. For yesterday I did a Circuit Aerobic Workout using the NordicTrack, 77 min/9.1 mi. Later I did a 20 min Jog/15 min dog walk.

I've been a bottomless pit foodwise the last 2 days. From now on, I'll make an "average for the week" report here on Tuesdays as far as my Fitday--a totally free site, BTW--stuff goes. I'm just not going to make a report on here every day after today. I'll continue to provide a rundown of my activities.

I'm going to really try to watch my fat intake in the next week. I am worth the effort to change my habits as goes food. As far as the Valentine Challenge goes, I ate a good breakfast only about 2 days in the last few days--that part's not going so well. Breakfast with a good source of protein is integral to my continued success, I know that.

On the other part of the challenge--the Circuit Aerobic Workout--I'm right on track. I was able to do 12 regular pushups and then immediately 20 sissy ones during yesterday's session. I don't particularly enjoy the workout, but the feeling afterward and the benefits I know I'm getting from weight training are good for my continuing progress. I haven't had a stiff neck in forever.

Cheers everyone!


Sun 1.25:
3538 cal * 174g fat * 16g fiber * 32 oz water * -1203 cal deficit
Mon 1.26:
2789 cal * 123g fat * 31g fiber * 80 oz water * 338 cal deficit

Averages for 1.20-1.26:
2867 cal * 118g fat * 24g fiber * 53 oz water * -79 cal deficit

malh on 01/27/2004:
You know I get that feeling sometimes in the middle of a workout...."not paticularly enjoying it" but the stronger feeling has been "what its doing for me" and its all worth it. I'm still doing the sissy pushups,---lol. But I'm trying to work up to the others. Had to smile at that. Keep up the good work...Mary


JellyBelly2 on 01/27/2004:
I don't know about you but depending on the time of the month, my weight can go up by 8 lbs. Don't sweat it, could be water or all of those bulky muscles you're building!



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