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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!


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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.


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 27, 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 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Dare to be naive. --Buckminster Fuller

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (52 min/5.7 mi);
Jog 20 (8-12) min/Walk 5 min.

Had a good day overall. A little sore from deadlifts, squats and lunges. Otherwise I'm okay.

Cheers to you all!


2327 cal * 70g Fat * 23g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 697 cal Deficit
23% Activities

legcramps on 10/28/2004:
I dare to be ignorant, and sometimes I like it that way!

Have yourself a great day today, and stay strong! Thanks for your comments!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 26, 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 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. --Robert G. Ingersoll

For my activity yesterday: Jog 20 (8-12) min/Walk 10 min.

Slowly getting my eye back on the ball. I have yet to make the 1000 cal deficit goal. It's still my goal--it's very doable for me. I'm going to do my weigh-in on Friday this week. If I screw up all week, well then I know what I'll get on Friday.

I am finishing up a half-gallon of 1% milk. To be honest it's not much different in coffee than FF, so the next one will be 2%--by that time I should be sufficiently far away from the taste of the whole milk that it may be academic choicewise. I suspect that the whole milk does a little number on my appetite (increases it). I don't know.

I will do a Circuit Aer Wkt (weights) today--one of the best ways to spend 20 minutes--not during, but the benefits are just what I need.

Have ya'll ever heard of "Body by Janis"--don't know what her last name is, but I had a tape with some ab exercises from a PBS show from the 80s--does she still exist? It'd be interesting to see if she has a following somewhere.

Cheers to you all!


2319 cal * 90g Fat * 28g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 107 cal Deficit
6% Activities

legcramps on 10/26/2004:
I've never heard of that show, sorry I can't help. Great job on the exercise, you're doing so well! Keep up the good work and stay strong today!


Becca27 on 10/26/2004:
I've never been able to get off the half and half, so if you can make the switch to 2% ,I'm impressed.

I've never heard of "Body by Janis". Sorry.

Have a great day.


TheMother on 10/26/2004:
I'm confused about the 1% milk/2% milk thing. I think it's the other way around - you go from whole milk to 2%, then 1% and finally skim. At least that's how it works here in NJ. Never heard of Body by Janis but I'm not into fitness tapes/books, etc. (maybe I should be - ha!).

Have a good one....

TM


geevee on 10/26/2004:
It's interesting how taste buds adjust. Mine had gotten used to FF, so when I accidentally bought the 1%, I immediately could taste the difference. I can't imagine how rich whole milk would taste, something like cream, I suppose. There areen't that many calories difference in the 1% and 2% varieties so now I'm splurging for the richer taste. I still buy the FF yogurt and cottage cheese.



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 25, 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 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Anger as soon as fed is dead
'Tis starving makes it fat.
--Emily Dickinson

For my activity yesterday: Not a thing. Unless you count the exercise involved in unwrapping 992 calories worth of Mary Jane candy,
31 pieces--sinful! These were the #1 reject candy from my trick or treat cache as a child--I found them* last year and just really like them. So I'll allocate myself 5 per day. I doubt I'll eat that many per day, but if I want them, there will be 5 of 'em!

Ya' know when I first started this thing, the item I couldn't keep in the house was Archway Coconut Macaroons--now I just pass them by with never a second thought.

So I assessed the damage of the day and it's a little less caloriewise than I thought it might be. I had no inclination to call it a "free day." That just sets me back. Stumbling, falling, picking myself up and going on to the next day moves me forward. I rarely have two bad food choice days in a row.

As for the exercise, I probably needed another day off. In addition, I didn't drink an ounce of water. That always sets me off on the wrong foot. Anyway, the day is behind me--so to speak:-)

*I guess this requires a bit of an explanation: the candy I found wasn't my actual candy from when I was 7 or 8 yrs old! Although it would be fun to see some of that "ancient" reject candy.

Cheers to you all!


3585 cal * 138g Fat * 18g Fiber * 0 oz Water * -1239 cal Deficit
0% Activities

CountryGain on 10/26/2004:
Hello, I wanted to let you know that in my entry yesterday I said that I turn into a flake. What happens is that after talking to people I will think about all that was said, and try to analyze the tones and the facial expressions. I have a problem with the fear of rejection. I am always scared that someone is judging me. The people around me that I sometimes talk things over with, like my mom and my husband, always tell me that I do too much thinking about stuff.Also, I don't know exactly why my husband and I are like this, but we keep bills and checking accounts separately. We don't have one together, though. I think it gives me that part of my life that wants freedom. Oh yeah, the candy stuff, I love mary janes. I'm still at the point in my dieting that I don't allow candy into the house. I'm actually seeing my kids lose weight in a healthy way. Have a good day, and thank you for your support in this. I don't think I would be so determined without other dieters. I'm also interested in knowing where you came up with the numbers up there and what they mean. Just curious. :D



biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 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 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. --Ray Bradbury

For my activity yesterday: Jog 20 (7-13) min/Walk 15 min. Just kind of hangin' in there!

Cheers to you all!


2188 cal * 70g Fat * 34g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 187 cal Deficit
7% Activities


biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 23, 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 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if
he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in
certainties. --Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

For my activity yesterday: Jog 20 (12-8) min/Walk 25 min. So far so good with the plan, was a little anxious right after I ate breakfast and then my blood sugar dropped like it hasn't in forever. I ate some tomatoes and felt much better. It really seems like the anxiety/low blood sugar were one and the same, because I had eaten well at breakfast. I think it's one of those things that happen to make your body question you--sort of like, "Please don't change, I'll do better, I swear I will!" Then you've just got to persevere and do what you know is right and not feel deprived.

If you're interested, you can watch "The Choice 2004" at www.pbs.org if it isn't/hasn't been on your local PBS station. I watched only a small amount and the surprising footage I saw was of Kay Bailey Hutchison (one of the Republican Senators from Texas--oh, so you've never heard of her, she's one of many there to rubber stamp all things Bush and/or Republican, definitely not to think for herself).

In the program she was a stewardess (before they were called flight attendants and there were only women in that job) on a plane with the Bushes when George 41 was running for governor in the early 70s, then she was a local newscaster (Houston area). I did not know this part.

Most recently (she's in her early 60s now) she and her husband adopted a baby girl--she has no other children. She'll be 78 and graduating a child and she'll have great healthcare because she will have retired from the US Senate with a great pension at your expense and mine--we'll probably not only be standing in line for a flu shot, but for the rest of our health care as well--Is this a great country or what!

Cheers to you all!


1907 cal * 63g Fat * 34g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 614 cal Deficit
8% Activities


biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 22, 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 11.23.04: 148
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. --Janeane Garofalo

For my activity lately, I jogged 20 min each Mon, Tues, and Wed. No exercise for Thursday.

I was rather on strike yesterday. That's what my recent war with food has come to. I'm stuck. I'm going to go back and read my diary wherein I was stuck at 167 for what seemed like forever. I know I can't do now what I did before. It can be a hybrid or something completely different.

So, later on, after I spent a considerable amount of time reading previous entries from my diary (the above quote was from quite some time ago) I think I have a plan. Other than seeing that I'm pretty full of it, I see what I should do--the bottom line is to get an average deficit (from Fitday calculations) of at least 1000 calories per day with some semblance of consistency.

I must renew my driver's license and I think I'm due for a new picture, so I'm thinking of calling my new endeavor "Operation: Smaller Me In A Driver's License Pic" or "You Certainly Don't Look Like You Weigh 140!" Well 140 may be a stretch seeing as I need to get the license sooner rather than later, perhaps at a healthy BMI.

If you have early voting where you live, make the effort to get out ASAP--I went yesterday. It was the first time I voted early--they had over 700 people vote on Tuesday. I only had to wait in line for about 3 minutes, so it was painless and I feel good!

Peru Pushes Guinea Pigs As Food. And they're eaten with the head on. Everyone knows there's nothing worse than a headless guinea pig scampering onto your dinner plate!

Cheers to you all!


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Becca27 on 10/22/2004:
Wow! I spent 4 years in Peru and I never knew that one! Hang in there. I'm with you on the weight loss. For the past 6 weeks, I'm been fiercely dedicated and consistent. I've only lost 2lbs, and it's driving me out of my mind. The only reason I keep going is because I continue to tell myself that no matter what the scale says, I feel better than I have in a while. Have a great day.


CountryGain on 10/22/2004:
That's some pretty disgusting stuff you wrote at the end. I thought your take on the driver's license was fantastic. I want to have people say, "No really, I need to see YOUR driver's license."



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 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)
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


He's the best physician who knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. --Benjamin Franklin

I'm getting even more out of the jogging than I bargained for (a very good thing!). I just had to skip 2 days in a row to really learn what--it's a certain peace of mind that I don't really get any other way. It was only
20 min of jogging today, but oh, what a difference it made!

I'm down a half-pound for my weigh-in. No Fitday numbers. Didn't do my measurements. Need to get some blue jeans, so I guess it'll be 12s--not sure:-)

Cheers to you all!


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countrygain on 10/19/2004:
Hey, I just wanted you to know that I recieved your message and I appreciate it. I have been unable to pull up the public diaries on my home computer. I'm sorry for not writting you earlier. I am disappointed in my weight loss because I am not eating and I'm exercising and I'm still the same. Also, I'm no good at running...if you are able to, that's great!



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