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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!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 04, 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

The following rant has a rather short shelflife. My anxiety has been through the roof lately and election day didn't help. Getting the day over has helped as has learning our political fate here in the US. I must get back to my tracking ways later this morning:-) But, for now I need to vent . . . just a little!

Well, it's not quite the effect of a major terrorist attack like that of
11 September, but I guess only time will tell . . . if there is a major loss of American life in Fallujah in the coming days, or when the draft is reinstated to invade Iran. (Do you remember how we just HAD to invade Iraq right then because it was going to get really hot and the troops wouldn't be able to stand it, I do.) The USA is not building 14 military bases in Iraq for nothing. (Today is the 25th anniversary of 66 Americans being taken hostage in Iran.)

I actually took the time to turn around inside the car today to shoot the finger at a woman in a VW with a bunch of vote-for-Bush stickers and a "vote republican" sticker. I just did it. I wouldn't normally do that. I resolved myself to Bush winning about 6 months ago. But it looked different as I went to bed around 5 a.m. The rest of the day I was shaking my head. I was angry, I was tired, and I hope I can begin to think a little more clearly and stop having this knee-jerk anger. I didn't feel this way when Bush won in 2000. We weren't in a quagmirish war at that time (with at least one more looming). Whose going to stop it. The Republicans control all the branches of government now. We have no shadow government, no loyal opposition that is actually listened to. Lobbyists rule in Washington.

I live in the same Texas Congressional District as Bush and it actually is now represented by a Democrat. Due to redistricting, a heated race ensued and lo and behold a different Democrat won day before yesterday's election--I was surprised. Consider that the District of Columbia gets to vote for President and they voted something like 90% for Kerry. Somewhat interesting as trivia I suppose.

Having Bush for another 4 years is a little like a battered woman going back to her husband. I saw a discussion of the book Bush on the Couch, a seemingly controversial book, but based on direct quotes from Bush or his family over the years. He was involved in a hazing scandal at Yale in the 60s involving branding fraternity pledges with heated clothes hangers. His comment to the NY Times at the time was, "It's no worse than a cigarette burn."

I don't mean to sound so horribly indelicate, but the screwing of the nation will soon resume. We'll never be the same. And I'll end with a question. Why is it that the Republicans/Conservatives/Christian Right/Whomever (and it's usually a man voicing his desire to do this) wants to re-outlaw abortion, but there is no plan for what to do with that child once it is born. No healthcare, no enforced nurturing from a loving family, no plan to ensure it gets a decent education, no plan to screen for, protect against, intervene, or prevent the physical, psychological, or sexual abuse over the life of that child. Oprah is continually stating that statistically in the US, girls are sexually abused to the tune of 1 in 3 or 4, and boys comparably.

Paraphrasing an old broadway show, "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!"

borntocry on 11/04/2004:
Hi biscottibody,

To answer your question about my entries, I only recently got married and am having trouble adjusting to the idea that I'm a "wife" and have a "husband". It makes me feel so much older somehow! I still think of my husband as my "boyfriend" and myself as his "girlfriend". So that's why I have trouble referring to him as my "husband". Hope that explains things somewhat!

I appreciate your rant. I also resigned myself to Bush's re-election ages ago. I was sure he would win - partly because I didn't really feel that Kerry would be able to convince the public that he is presidential material. Yet somehow, I found myself full of nervous energy on Tuesday. I also stayed up until 5 a.m. watching the news. It was nerve-wracking!

I hope you are wrong about Iran. Not another war! Haven't enough people died? And for every American soldier that dies, there are twenty more who return missing arms or legs. It's terrible. They are willing to make such a big sacrifice for their country - it shouldn't be something we ask of them lightly. It should be the last resort!

feeleebubs on 11/04/2004:
Thank you for posting today. I'm with you 100% I live in Illinois which sways democratic, but I too found the results in the District of Columbia very interesting. It's no wonder Bush spends so much time at Camp David. 90% of the people in D.C. don't want him there. I apreciate your comment on abortion. Most people (like me) who are not against abortion are terribly afraid to say so because of the wrath we will recieve from Pro-lifers. I don't think it's the right thing to do in most situations, but I think within the next 4 years, it will be outlawed with bush in power and I don't want to see that happen. He seems to have great plans for a baby in the womb, but nothing but poverty for them once they are born.

legcramps on 11/04/2004:
It will definitely be interesting to see what happens in the next four years. It would have been equally interesting to see what Kerry would have done within the same time frame. I don't know much about the U.S. election, but I really thought it was going to be a lot closer than it was.

Hope you have a good day today!

jen on 11/04/2004:
isn't this the diet diaries?

Soon2BThin on 11/04/2004:
You can say that again!! Heh! I feel the same way but just not taking it that hard. We're sort of helpless, I guess. We did all we could by voting and now it's out of our hands. I hope you feel better now. Have a good rest-of-the-day.

MommaJ on 11/04/2004:
Yikes, I REALLY hope you feel better after getting all that out in your journal. I'm not an American so I don't know exactly what you're going through but it sounds frustrating and upseting. Hope your day gets better :)

geevee on 11/05/2004:
My youngest son called me at 6:45 Wed. morning to announce, "The country's gone to Hell!" His big question was, "What kind of people do we live with in the US?" At the pool I overheard one woman say she's seriously thinking of moving to Canada. Another in the locker room was at odds with her Republican family. It could very well be a dngerous time with the Republicans in total charge of the govt. Heaven only knows what they could enact! Then again, Prohibition was repealed!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 31, 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

For my activity: Been jogging

Watched the first ep of "Big Fat Loser." This is shameful. But there's an off switch on my TV last time I checked--I did miss maybe a minute or two of the opening, so maybe they covered a few weight loss constants. Like Soonie said, you may gain lean body mass. Was wondering if there were any disclaimers other than what was at the end.

It's one thing for Dr Phil to do a show like this (his was full of checking pulses, taking people out when they felt sick). This show seems to have none of that, and if they're doing it behind the scenes and not showing US the viewer, they're really doing a disservice. You don't gut out exercise when you feel like sh*t--there are so many considerations. It's like a cartoon full of fat people who want to do nothing more than please their masters (the trainers).

I had heard it was soooo awful that they made these people go through the small window of the car--that to me was the least of the transgressions of this program. I did record the second ep--will probably watch to see if it improves, but I don't have high hopes.

TV can do so much good and this is just a blatant attempt to make people feel just as bad if not worse than they did about their appearance. Unless I'm missing something. Now if it were Oprah when she weighed 280 (or whatever) and the host and any other celebrities being humiliated--that might be kind of fun to watch, for about a minute. There are so many better ways to spend this chunk of time--LIFE is short!

Cheers to you all!

cal * g Fat * g Fiber * oz Water * cal Deficit
% Activities

bECCA27 on 10/31/2004:
I keep missing that show, so I've seen none of it. I will have to try and catch it this week. Good job on the weigh in - I saw that you went down.

BKMuush on 10/31/2004:
I didn't watch this show but it sounds horrible! I think I'll just learn about it from you :)

You are doing great - I enjoy seeing those great stats :)

biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 28, 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=27.0

This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.

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