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biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 05, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Walk 10 min

If it wasn't out of sight, I suppose I was eating it yesterday.

Here's a link to a site with a calculator to change your calories around to sort of trick your metabolism, Zig-Zag Calculator for Fat Loss and/or Muscle Gain. BTW, I have no affiliation with this site, I just found it in a blog I read occasionally.

I've been trying to find a particular cookbook and I ran across a recipe for a thing called "Aunt Dovies." After reading it, it may need to be renamed "Salmonella Dovies" hahahaha--as it had just about nothing in it but raw eggs.

Cheers to you all!


3575 cal * 181g Fat * 17g Fiber * 0 oz Water * -1166 cal Deficit
1% Activities

geevee on 12/05/2004:
Hi Biscotti - I appreciate your comments. I might count calories but only to keep tabs on what I'm eating, otherwise I could easily overeat. I am by no means an extremist. I normally eat about 1500 cal. a day which is one of the reasons the weight comes off so slowly. As for the comments from my well-meaning but ignorant family about my weight loss, whatever they say is to be ignored. They just don't know what they're talking about. You know when I weighed 125 after college, NO ONE EVER told me I was thin. I NEVER was thin! At 5'2" I look normal at 125 but by no means even "slim", though compared to my hefty 165 last year, yes, I do look slim now if you think on a comparative basis. Each of us knows the difference between "slim", "thin" and "fat". So I can cheerfully ignore everything I hear from my FAT family! They know they're fat.

As for the Crystalens. My opthamologist told me about that last Dec. and said that people without serious problems are opting for this procedure because the lens that is implanted makes the wearing of glasses unnecessary since the lens is corrected for whatever your vision needs.

For me, I'll keep my natural lens until it no longer functions. I don't have faith in many of the new things available. I have an appointment with him in the next few weeks and will be interested in finding out if he is "pushing" this new lens concept. It's definitely NOT for me. I'll have to check with my daughter and find out what she's doing with her "temporary" lenses. I'll let you know.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Dec 04, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


The one charm of the past is that it is the past. --Oscar Wilde

For my activity: Jog 25 min/Walk 15 min; Airdyne 23 min/5.4 mi

Maybe I'll have something to say later on. For now, that's all folks!

Cheers to you all!


3303 cal * 116g Fat * 43g Fiber * 56 oz Water * -787 cal Deficit
13% Activities


biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 03, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


My reaction to porn films is as follows: After the first ten minutes, I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live. --Erica Jong

For my activity: Circuit Aerobic Workout using
NordicTrack (41 min/4.5 mi); Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

The only thing I did yesterday was write it all down. I was hungry all day. It wasn't the best food day, but it wasn't the worst--what can I say?

Cheers to you all!


2586 cal * 113g Fat * 38g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 273 cal Deficit
21% Activities

legcramps on 12/03/2004:
At least you wrote it all down - you can always backtrack to this day when you're feeling really hungry again, and try to figure out why. Of course, that would be more work than I would be willing to do, but i'm sure i'm far more lazy than a lot of other people!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 02, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. --Lily Tomlin

For my activity: NordicTrack 57 min/6.9 mi; Walk 20 min

I paid attention and had a pretty good day.

Cheers to you all!


1850 cal * 80g Fat * 18g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 918 cal Deficit
19% Activities

legcramps on 12/02/2004:
Have a good day again today!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 01, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. --Unknown

For my activity:
Wed 11.24: Jog 25/Walk 10 min
Thurs 11.25: Jog 20 (9-11) min/Walk 5 min
Fri 11.26: Nothing
Sat 11.27: Jog 25/Walk 20 min
Sun 11.28: Jog 25 (8-17)/Walk 15 min
Mon 11.29: Jog 25 (9-16)/Walk 10 min
Tues 11.30: Jog 5/Jog 20 (1.7 mi)/Walk 25 min

I did a little evaluation on my jog yesterday. My best for 20 min, since returning to jogging again a couple years ago, was 1.9 mi. The best for 12 min--the test I'll do again before the end of this year--is 1.3 mi (Oct 2003)--the worst was .9 the day I started jogging. I'd like it to be 1.5 mi for the upcoming test.

I'm going to go back on a little stricter eating program here for awhile. I suppose I'll have a few cravings--haha! I'll let you know!

On that jog yesterday I really pushed it--yet those 10 min seemed to take about 9 times as long (my perception) as the usual leisurely 20 min. I guess It was because I was so aware of my breathing. My HR was only 160 when I took it when I stopped--I wasn't exactly killing myself. I just was trying to pace myself.

I heard a little thing about the Canadian woman (she's now 84) who did the voice of Rudolph in the animated "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer." She sounded really good--she doesn't get any royalties from her performance after all these years. Burl Ives was the only one who had a contract to allow more than a one-time payment. Something that wouldn't happen today. Apparently she still takes "grandmotherly" acting parts these days.

Cheers to you all!


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

Becca27 on 12/01/2004:
I love your quote today. "Starting Over" needs it pasted to her comment page. You're doing a great job with your jogging. So much of that is a mental challenge. Some days it's there, some days it isn't. Yesterday I ran 4 miles. Today, I lost my mind at 1 and switched over to the elliptical. I just do my best to challenge myself and keep saying, "Something is better than nothing" on those days I feel disappointed. Keep up the great work!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 24, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!
--Margaret Junkin Preston

For my activity:
Sun 11.21: Nothing
Mon 11.22: Jog 25 min/Walk 10 min
Tues 11.23: Jog 25 min/Walk 5 min

May have spoken too soon about the slump:-) Oh well--I'm doing okay with the exercise, just need to get in a Circuit Wkt today--am behind by about 3 days for that. I had a pretty crummy food choice day for Sunday, so below is a 3-day average.

I just want to let anyone who needs bifocals and wants to wear contacts that there's a pretty good brand called Frequency 55 Multifocal. It's not one of those deals where you wear one contact for distance and one for close up. I've been wearing them a little over a month, and they're a good solution for me, so far--I'm glad I asked about it! I was used to extended wear contacts, so that's a drawback (these are 30-day daily wear), but I'm going with the flow.

I hope all who are celebrating Thanksgiving have a lovely day!

Cheers to you all!


Average for 11.21-11.23:
2626 cal * 99g Fat * 28g Fiber * 28 oz Water * -191 cal Deficit
5% Activities

geevee on 11/24/2004:
My daughter was using the short-term Bausch and Lomb lenses, the ones for one month, but she used them for perhaps 6 months. No ill effects. Are we talking public relations - BS?


Becca27 on 11/27/2004:
OK, the big secret with this recipe is that it's soooo simple and easy, if everyone knew, it wouldn't be special anymore. What we're making here is, basically, Skores Bars. Do you know what they are ? Toffe, Chocolate, and Pecans. Here's the recipe: DAY 1 INGREDIENTS: 3/4 lb butter 2C sugar 1/2 C chopped pecans 1lb Hershey Milk Chocolate (5 regular sized bars)-broken into pieces In a 2 Quart pot, combine butter and sugar on high until mixed. Stir until butter dissolves. Turn Heat to medium - DON"T STIR until temperature reaches 285 degrees (use candy thermometer) Remove from heat and stir. Pour onto buttered cookie tray - a flat one with no depth - it's a pretty thick mixture, so it won't spill over the sides - spread it on the sheet in a uniform thickness. Immediately, spread the Hershey bars on top ( they'll melt quickly) and spread evenly with a spatula. Spread the nuts on top and press them in. LET THIS COOL AND SET FOR 1 DAY DAY 2 INGREDIENTS: 5 chocolate bars 1/2 C pecans Swist your cookie sheet to break the toffee off the bottom and flip it over in one big sheet. Now, the chocolate side is now down and the toffee is on top. In a double boiler, melt 5 chocolate bar - pour onto the slab of toffee and top with the pecans. LET THIS COOL FOR ONE DAY. DAY 3 Break it up into pieces and package. I usually package mine into 1/2 lb zip lock bags and then stick them in decorative holiday- slip bags with a twine ties. Let me know if you make it and how it comes out!!!


Penguin_14 on 11/29/2004:
Thank you for your comments yesterday. I realize how insensitive people are. Like you, I try to limit the time I spend with them and focus on the more positive people in my life. At work it's difficult to get away from them.

My motivation has changed over the time, as you said. Right now, my main focus is to improve my health for me and to possibly have a baby. The other good things will come with time as I'm able to do more and more. I have to do it for me and not let negative people throw me off track.

Have a good evening!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 21, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
--Orson Welles

For my activity: NordicTrack 69 min/8.1 mi; Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min; Blew some leaves out of driveway/sidewalk--more promptly fell out of the trees after a rain--won't be doing any more leaf cleanup 'til the trees are bare; Brushed the shedding shedder, (aka: dog)!

I think I'm out of the slump. I'm sure I'll have my days. Turning things around is never easy, but it beats the alternative.

Cheers to you all!


2540 cal * 77g Fat * 22g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 497 cal Deficit
27% Activities

sig723 on 11/22/2004:
I want you to know that you totally inspire me. I see your starting weigh and see that you have lost over 30 pounds. I know it can be done. You are doing great keep up the good work.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 20, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. --Mel Brooks

For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min; Airdyne 41 min/9.7 mi

Weather was wonderful . . . wind was calm . . . on my jog!

Cheers to you all!


2153 cal * 68g Fat * 36g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 403 cal Deficit
14% Activities

Becca27 on 11/20/2004:
Hi! Thanks so much for your recent comments. I will send you that recipe as soon as my e-mail is back up and running. We had to scrap everything off our computer and start over. Right now, nothing is set up. I should be able to get it out to you today or tomorrow! Have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 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) Goal Weight 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. --Harriet Braiker

For my activity: Circuit Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (62 min/6.9 mi);
Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Getting back after a day of respite. Had a good one!

Cheers to you all!


2194 cal * 82g Fat * 46g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 830 cal Deficit
27% Activities

legcramps on 11/19/2004:
Great job! Have a wonderful weekend!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 18, 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 12.28.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity: Took a total much-needed break from all activity!

Just felt a little puny all day--headachy--weather didn't help, but the sun is out today. I feel better and despite my deficit being in the red--I will survive:-) I have a Circuit Wkt to do and even though sometimes missing exercise makes me feel like I've taken one step forward and two steps back, the break usually serves to help me go a step ahead in the long run.

Cheers to you all!


2705 cal * 96g Fat * 37g Fiber * 44 oz Water * -410 cal Deficit
0% Activities

legcramps on 11/18/2004:
Have a great day today!



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