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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!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 17, 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:
Mon 11.15: NordicTrack (38 min/4.4 mi); Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Tues 11.16: Driving about 1.5 hours; Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

I'm down about 1.5 inches from last week on my measurements (Rt leg, calf, wrist, arm; bust, waist, hips, abdomen). I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in. I feel good about this little bit of progress!

All my liquid for yesterday, except for coffee/milk, was from tonic water. Way too much. I just keep some on hand instead of caffeinated soda. But yesterday it didn't quench my thirst at all, but I kept drinking it. (No gin+tonic, though maybe that would have done the trick--haha:-)

Cheers to you all!


Mon 11.15: 1820 cal * 72g Fat * 26g Fiber * 84 oz Water
886 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

Tues 11.16: 3004 cal * 94g Fat * 24g Fiber * 0 oz Water
-448 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

legcramps on 11/18/2004:
Great job! I'm pleased that your efforts are starting to pay off. Keep it up and have a very happy day today!



biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 15, 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


For my activity: NordicTrack (46 min/5.1 mi); Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min; Grocery shopping for about 1 hour

Completed 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.

Did pretty well overall on the challenge. At least I'm a little over breakeven--better than if I'd done nothing, that I'm sure of:-)

Tomorrow is weigh-in/measurement day. I changed the date above to reach 148. My control is better (I think). I will just keep chipping away day by day--I'll get there!

Cheers to you all!


2397 cal * 104g Fat * 32g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 495 cal Deficit
21% Activities

legcramps on 11/15/2004:
Good luck tomorrow on weigh-in and measurements day! It's hard to get back into the groove of things, but it seems as though you're making the transition very smoothly and you shouldn't have much of a problem now that you've conquered the hardest part of just getting it started!

Great job on your challenge as well, keep up the awesome work and have a great day today!


Becca27 on 11/15/2004:
Good luck on the weigh in / measuring. Great job on the water. Chipping away is how it's done!!! We'll all get there...... Have a great one!


geevee on 11/15/2004:
I've been at a standstill myself and reduced to setting half pound goals which has stopped me dead in my tracks. I really need to gear myself up and set a short 3 day program to maybe kickstart my program again. I find it more difficult to keep that higher level of motivation I had when I first started. After losing 40 lbs. it's as if all motivation is gone. There is not the urgency that there was before. With less to lose it's like I'm on maintenance.

About the calipers. I wasn't paying attention to what she was doing because there were two others there and we were all talking. I noticed her list of measurements. There must have been 9 or 10 on it. I thought the same thing about having someone else doing it at a later date when I hopefully will have lost my final ten pounds.



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


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