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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 06, 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


Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

I'm still at it. The backbone of my exercise has been jogging. I am wanting to lose more, but just haven't had my mind in the right place. I have been faithfully logging my food in my tiny spiral notebook, but not using Fitday--starting back with it with yesterday's choices--didn't have a positive deficit, oh well. I will say this: 2-3 years ago I would probably have eaten as much (if not more) and taken absolutely no note of what and how much I had eaten.

My weight went down on my weigh-in last week, and I'm holding my own this week. I still feel very good about all that I've accomplished. I'm still enjoying the jogging too.

I hope to catch up with some of you--I see stellastarr is back up on the list--let's go!

Exercise/Activity Lately:
6.22 Tues: Jog 20/Walk 20 min
6.23 Wed: Jog 27 min/DogJog 3 min/Walk 15 min
6.24 Thurs: Jog 20 min/Walk 5
6.25 Fri: Jog 30 min/Walk 5 min
6.26 Sat: No Exercise
6.27 Sun: Jog 25 min/Walk 5 min
6.28 Mon: Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min
6.29 Tues: Jog 25 min/Walk 20 min (new shoes--same make/model)
6.30 Wed: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
7.1 Thurs: Jog 30 min/Walk 5 min; Driving 3 hours
7.2 Fri: Jog 25 min/Walk 10 min
7.3 Sat: Weedeating
7.4 Sun: So damn much yard work (about 8 hours worth), mowing, weedeating, cleaning out gutters, trimming tree limbs. You name it, I probably did it--also drank 140 oz water; Jog 20 min/Walk 10
7.5 Mon: Miscellaneous yard pickup; Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Cheers to you all!


3105 cal * 136g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water * -586 cal Deficit
15% Activities

inmorning on 07/06/2004:
I can't tell you how glad I Was to see you on the list today. Have a great day. annastasia


stellastaragain on 07/07/2004:
Well HI There! I see that you are still at it and looking pretty darn great. The list of daily activities just gives me a reeling headache... I have lost so much ground. Yesterday I dug a huge whole, however, to transplant a lilac tree.... I was digging up on a rather dry bank and I used some muscles that kind of went on strike today... Hoping that slow and steady still wins races :)


stellastaragain on 07/07/2004:
Well HI There! I see that you are still at it and looking pretty darn great. The list of daily activities just gives me a reeling headache... I have lost so much ground. Yesterday I dug a huge hole, however, to transplant a lilac tree.... I was digging up on a rather dry bank and I used some muscles that kind of went on strike today... Hoping that slow and steady still wins races :)


JellyBelly2 on 07/07/2004:
I can't jog....black eyes from my boobies flopping..ha! My mom runs w/ her hands holding hers up to they won't stretch and sag, then I can't run for laughing at her and being embarrassed. Keep up the good work!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 29, 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 - Tuesday Jun 22, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.0; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


As part of my weight workout the other day I did some calf raises. I could tell in my jog yesterday the difference it makes. I know they're great for helping prevent shin splints--I don't have a problem with shin splints. What I noticed is that my calves weren't fatigued at all--I felt like I could go on jogging forever!

Exercise for yesterday was Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min and a quite a bit of driving--didn't count the driving on Fitday. I'm up � pound. I also took my measurements--not too bad. I'm up 1/8 for my leg (24-1/8), up .5 each for Abd (38.5) and Hip (41.25), up 3/8 for Waist; Arm (11-1/8), Wrist (6.25), and Bust the same; Calf (15-1/8) is down 1/8.

Cheers to you all!


1725 cal * 59g Fat (31%) * 32g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 658 cal Deficit
7% Activities

inmorning on 06/22/2004:
You are so disciplined. I envy you.


BandMom on 06/25/2004:
Hi! I'm back! You are doing so good. A 20 min jog!WOOHOO!HUgs and smiles.I missed you! Bandmom


Soon2BThin on 07/05/2004:
Hey, Biscotti, where are you, girl? I hope you're not gone for good. We need ya here! I hope things are going well for you. And hope to see you soon.



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 21, 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


Getting back on track and succeeding--deficit is in the positive once again--yesss! Did some lunges in my weight workout and feeling it today--I suppose that's a good thing:-)

Exercise/Activity:
6.19 Sat: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
6.20 Sun: Circuit Aerobic Workout using NordicTrack (56 min/6.4 mi)

Cheers to you all!


Averages Info (6.19-6.20):
2493 cal * 123g Fat (45%) * 27g Fiber * 70 oz Water * 117 cal Deficit
14% Activities

kayla on 06/21/2004:
DEFICIT!!!!!YEAH!-KAYLA



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 19, 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


The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. --Anna Quindlen

Yesterday was the anniversary of my highest weight (that I know of:-) Seriously, it was my highest weight, highest size--14, but needing a 16 very soon--and the beginning of a healthier, more consistently active and jogging ME:-) It was also the anniversary of Kyrin dragging me back here--I will always be beholden to Kyrin for doing this, it has truly made all the difference--Thanks Kyrin, if you're reading!

I didn't intend to overeat yesterday and really spread all these calories out through the day, except for the cookies. In other words, I wasn't celebrating a milestone or anything. I did jog in the heat of the day yesterday and the day before--maybe that made me a little hungrier. I didn't suffer from it; I feel good!

However, here is what I actually ate yesterday (there's a song that
sort of sounds like all this food): 2� cups of coffee with whole milk,
22 reduced fat wheat thins with spinach dip, 6 oz Big Red,
16 oz Gatorade, 1 oz cashews, 1 soft chicken taco, very small order of french fries and a cheeseburger with real mayo, 24 oz root beer,
about 8 choc-chip cookies, 6 pcs shredded wheat n bran,
1 pc Dove Dark Promises, 1 hush puppy, 1 med banana,
� turkey sandwich, � avocado, and 112 oz water.

Exercise/Activity Lately:
6.8 Tues: NordicTrack 57 min/6.0 mi
6.9 Wed: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
6.10 Thurs: Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min
6.11 Fri: Jog 25 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min
6.12 Sat: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
6.13 Sun: Jog 30 min/Walk 5 min
6.14 Mon: 2 hours of miserable yard cleanup--sucked; Walk 35 min
6.15 Tues: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
6.16 Wed: Jog 25 min (12-13)/DogJog 5 min/Walk 5 min
6.17 Thurs: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 (in the heat of the day--large bits in the shade though)
6.18 Fri: Jog 30 min (10-10-3-7)/Walk 35 min (in the heat of the day)

Note to self: 141.5 will put my little blue dot all the way into the yellow "Healthy Weight" section of Fitday.

That's quite a ways psychologically from where I am, but so too were the 150s from 189. I think I can do it. For me this is not just about
losing it, but keeping it off, and not feeling deprived along the way on a long-term basis.

Cheers to you all!


Averages Info (6.5-6.18):
2745 cal * 129g Fat (45%) * 30g Fiber * 60 oz Water * -216 cal Deficit
13% Activities

geevee on 06/20/2004:
How well I remember thinking I'd never get to the healthy range which for me was 137. But I did! I, too, was a full size 14 on the verge of buying a 16, but I just kept looking for "generous" 14's that I could get into, hence those cursed elastic waistbands. What's worse to realize is that the size 14 we used to wear, wasn't really a 14 at all but an 18! The manufacturers' "new" size 10 has the same waist as the old 14. A week ago I found an old pair of 14's from 20 years ago that were identical to the 10's I had bought! What a letdown! But now I'm into the "new" size 8. (12 before) Ahhh, these games.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 08, 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


Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use? It's nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we need to do is start the war on education. If it's anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we'll all be hooked on phonics. --Leann Lord

Exercise/Activity Lately:
5.28 Fri: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min; Shopping 3 hours
5.29 Sat: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min; Shopping 2 hours
5.30 Sun: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
5.31 Mon: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 20 min
6.1 Tues: Walk 15 min
6.2 Wed: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 30 min
6.3 Thurs: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min; Driving 5 hours
6.4 Fri: Jog 25 min/Walk 10 min
6.5 Sat: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
6.6 Sun: NordicTrack 52 min/5.7 mi; Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min
6.7 Mon: NordicTrack 63 min/6.7 mi; Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min

As far as my weight goes, I'm back to where I was just about a year ago (6.4.03)--boo-hoo! Really though, I'm okay!

I'm trying to get back to what got me this far. Trying to recommit myself. The truth is I've been making alot of poor food choices. I still haven't reincorporated the weight training. My neck and shoulder were giving me fits there for awhile, so I didn't want to take the chance of feeling worse. It seems to be much better now, so I have no excuse to get in a weight workout soon. On the other hand, I have been using FitDay.com daily so I know just how bad it is and that I'm positive that this is doable! It's not even close to impossible!

Yes it takes work, perseverance, and consistency--but it's doable!

Cheers to you all!


Weekly Averages Info (6.1-6.7):
2552 cal * 129g Fat (46%) * 31g Fiber * 52 oz Water * -46 cal Deficit
15% Activities

geevee on 06/09/2004:
You really have to listen to your body and take care not to injure it. As my yoga teacher this morning was saying, "It's a lot easier to avoid injury than to recuperate from it."


borntocry on 06/14/2004:
Hi biscottibody,

Thanks for the comments you left me about running. No more self-flagellation, I promise! I feel much better about myself now that I've seen some improvement. The first few times I ran, it was hard to enjoy myself through the pain! But now that it's become just the tiniest bit easier for me, I actually have fun doing it. Thanks again!



biscottibody59 - Friday May 28, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


It must be hard to be a model, because you'd want to be like the photograph of you, and you can't ever look that way. --Andy Warhol

I drank about 140 oz water. For my activity I did some weedeating and mowing for about 2� hours. Then did various trimming and yard cleanup for about 2 more hours. Got it all done before a major downpour. I did no other exercise for the day. That was more than enough!

Cheers to you all!


Weekly Averages Info (5.21-5.27):
2414 cal * 99g Fat (38%) * 26g Fiber * 74 oz Water * 91 cal Deficit
12% Activities

Crittermama on 05/28/2004:
You are doing a great job with the water. I bought a 64oz mug and have problems finishing it once! How DO you do it?

Thank you for your comment. I have heard others tell me that I'm beautiful and amazing and all kinds of wonderful things. I always had problems believing them or even accepting those things because I am a humble person and because I went home to someone who believed I was least important of all and incapable of simple tasks and staying committed. Since he knows me best I tend to believe him. However with him gone it is so much easier to apply myself and prove the rest of world right- if not to him then at least to myself. I think I need to believe it more than he does. Thank you so much for your encouragement. You don't know how much it means to me.


geevee on 05/28/2004:
In reference to the Andy Warhol quote, I read an article by one of his nephews who wrote about living with Uncle Andy and how each of the 5 or 6 nieces and nephews would take the tomato soup can picture he had given them to school for show and tell. The other interesting comment was about how Andy didn't want anyone to see him without his wig on, and once this nephew did and Andy was just horrified! That quote is so true!


Soon2BThin on 05/31/2004:
So you've taken to eating weeds now?? LOL! I hope you're having a good weekend and I hope to be back in fine style by Tuesday. See ya then.



biscottibody59 - Thursday May 27, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
--Phyllis Theroux

Weight is down this morning. It may only be a slight reinforcement of my actions, but I'll take it!

For my exercise: Jog 40 min (20-20)/Walk 15 min; Mowed for 30 min

Cheers to you all!


Weekly Averages Info (5.20-5.26):
2409 cal * 104g Fat (40%) * 29g Fiber * 62 oz Water * 56 cal Deficit
9% Activities


biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 26, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. --F. Scott Fitzgerald

My weight is the same this week. My measurements are up, down, and unchanged. As you can see below my weekly deficit was way out of whack for losing. I am recommitting to losing. These mini-foodfests (every 2 or 3 days) I've been playing with are a little like playing with fire. Eventually I'm going to gain. And if something happens that I can't exercise with the intensity I've been used to, I won't be a very happy camper. Time to clean up my food choices just a tad!

I've been consistent with the jogging and am still enjoying the hell out of it, but for all intents and purposes, I think I've been using it as a buffer for eating too many calories. I don't really care to count carbs or fat seriously, but I would like to keep my fat at about 30%--at 2000 calories that would be 66 grams of fat. Not a killer.

For my exercise:
Fri 5.21: Jog 25 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 30 min
Sat 5.22: Walk 45 min
Sun 5.23: Jog 25 min/Walk 20 min
Mon 5.24: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Tues 5.25: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Cheers to you all!


Weekly Averages Info (5.18-5.24):
2525 cal * 114g Fat (41%) * 31g Fiber * 54 oz Water * -92 cal Deficit
8% Activities


biscottibody59 - Friday May 21, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. --Malayan Proverb

For exercise: Jog 20 min/Walk 35 min

Just trying to keep up with it on a daily basis. Didn't eat 96:-) mini eclairs like the day before. After my last weight workout I got a bit of a stiff neck. It has now settled in my shoulder. My plan is to do a small weight workout at some point today--it's not really painful, just a little stiff. Don't want to push it, but I don't think being a slug is helping either. So I'll test it!

Cheers to you all!


2173 cal * 112g Fat * 42g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 267 cal Deficit
9% Activities

babygirl112 on 05/21/2004:
you are doing really good :) keep it up.


ldsgirl on 05/21/2004:
I ate those eclairs for you! uuuuggghhh. I missed you while I was away and your inspirational quotes. I am impressed with your progress. You will hit that 144 soon I just know it.



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