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biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 31, 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 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity:
Fri 12.24 Walk 20 min
Sat 12.25: Walk 10 min
Sun 12.26: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Mon 12.27: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Tues 12.28: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Wed 12.29: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Thurs 12.30: Nothing

Back to journaling in my little notebook. I had planned to start tracking on Fitday again too, just didn't have time. Will start tomorrow. Two days off from jogging just about did me in when I finally got back to it. I'm back in the game!

I had a "hitch in my getalong" the last two days. No more falling asleep on the couch at my age I guess. Horrible muscle spasms until I really get moving, then I'm fine. Lucky for me it's not much worse--I've had my bouts with crappy, relentless back pain and it sucks!

I'd have to say this wasn't really a banner year for me, I more or less have held my own. I'm looking forward to losing (and winning!!!) in 2005! Happy New Year to you all!

Cheers to you all!


cal * g Fat * g Fiber * 56 oz Water * cal Deficit
% Activities

Soon2BThin on 12/31/2004:
I've kind of done the same thing this year---just holding my own. Here's to us getting this last bit of weight off this year! Happy New Year to you!


geevee on 01/01/2005:
I've been on hold too, since about Sept. when my first bout with knee problems first appeared in 2004. Four whole months without progress. I've got to rev up and get going on this.



biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 24, 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 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For my activity:
Wed 12.22: Walk 10 min
Thurs 12.23: Jog 20 min/Walk 25 min

I did drink 56 oz water for 2 days in a row. That's better than nothing. Sludgefest '04 is just about over:-)

We've had the coldest temps in 3 years--teens to 20s. It wasn't too windy during my jog last night, so that was nice. It's supposed to be in the upper 60s in a week.

Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend and (if you celebrate it) Merry Christmas!

Cheers to you all!


cal * g Fat * g Fiber * 0 oz Water * cal Deficit
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geevee on 12/24/2004:
I used to love running in the cold weather. It feels so good and burns up a lot of calories. Too bad I can't run any more. Darn!


Maria7 on 12/26/2004:
Did you get any snow...I saw on tv that some of Texas got snow...we got an ice storm here in South Carolina...very cold here, too.


Penguin_14 on 12/29/2004:
Thank you for your comments today, and no, you're not being nosy at all. You're right. Being the person stuck taking care of people is the pits. I really resent it. I have resented it for years. It's not that I don't love these people, but some of the situations they ended up in were of their own making.

I'm by no means a martyr. I'm really angry. My parents instilled in us an extreme sense of always taking care of family. My family had a very narrow way of thinking. They didn't trust anyone. Our family is so small that everything fell on to my sister and me. Then when my sister got burned, there was just me. I almost lost my mind.

You said you know first hand. I can only hope that the people I took care of appreciated it, rather than looking at it as it was something they expected me to do. I know my sister appreciated my help. All I know is, God didn't put me here for me to be miserable. I have to work on my own happiness.

Thank you so much for your kind words about having a baby or adopting. I think we would make very good parents, too. Your comments made my day a lot brighter!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 22, 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 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Q: What did 0 say to 8?
A: Nice belt!

For my activity:
Sat 12.18: Gutter cleaning/yard work abt 2 hours;
Jog 30 min/Walk 20 min
Sun 12.19: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Mon 12.20: Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min
Tues 12.21: Jog 25 min/Walk 5 min

I'm going on a food counting/journaling hiatus until Monday 12.27--I will continue to log my exercise. I'm not planning to overeat or anything--like we really PLAN to overeat. I just want to be able to eat a little of this and a little of that and cook and eat a few things I usually avoid like the plague. Needless to say, the last challenge fell flat. I won't do any more of them until after the first of the year.

I have noticed something emerging in my habits--when I'm counting/journaling in my food diary religiously, I'm seeing where I can cut corners. In other words, if I give myself 25 boxes to fill and I don't fill all of them on Tuesday--I try to fill those unfilled boxes on Wednesday (plus all of Wednesday's boxes) by "cheating" (for lack of a better word).

At any rate, I think it's a little of the perfectionist coming out in me. I'd like to leave that day done and move forward. Something for me to work on/eliminate. It's possibly rooted in an irrational notion that I'm not going to get my fair share or enough--something like that. Sort of like hoarding. This is big to me--I mean to say, I know that I do it, but I think I dismiss it as "No big deal!" Actually if it's become a habit that impedes my progress, it's a really huge deal.

I'm looking forward to trying the recipe Geevee left on my last entry for Tostones (fried plaintains).

Cheers to you all!


cal * g Fat * g Fiber * 28 oz Water * cal Deficit
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legcramps on 12/22/2004:
For me, I find that around holiday time i'm eating more 'traditional' foods than those I would make, and most of the time I have no idea what the calorie count on them actually is. It makes it very difficult for me to keep track of what i'm eating, and more often than not I find myself over-indulging in certain treats. By the time holidays are over, I feel like a mess and like I need to start over. Sometimes i'm so jealous of people who have the determination to stay on plan through these times, but I guess I like my food too much! Just make sure you're not doing this just so that you can eat everything and anything you want. By now you know what your trigger foods are, and avoiding them like the plague might be what's kept you in the game so far. Have a wonderful day today, and if you don't journal over the holidays, Have a Merry Christmas and Great New Year!


legcramps on 12/22/2004:
I have to agree with you about the 'Swan' show. It is very exploitive and undermining to the whole 'lose it the healthy way' trend we as a nation should be in. However, there are certain points to it that are a plus. Counselling, working out, healthy food choices shown to you in a productive way (not like The Biggest Loser where they're throwing junk food in your face every chance they get), and honest to goodness surgery done for the improvement of self-esteem, not only to look like a beautiful 'stereotypical' woman. Anyhow, there are good and bad points to every show. And yes, I have seen the 'Frontier' show you were speaking of. I like it. I don't know why I like it, but I do! I think it's the 'get back to your roots and work' type of thinking that I like. They work so hard and most of the time they have no idea what they're doing!


Becca27 on 12/22/2004:
The Q & A took me a minute. I swear, some days I'm slow.

I'm on a hiatus, too, from counting points. My head needed a break, but I'm still doing OK. Try to eat in moderation and do your best. Don't fall completely off the wagon, but don't stress out. Be happy and healthy!!!


geevee on 12/22/2004:
"Cutting corners". Once I discover a good lo-cal substitute for for something, long range it can end up making a big difference. Like mayo at 100 cal. a Tbl. My substitute in a sandwich is mustard. In tuna or salmon salad, it's NF yogurt or NF sour cream. They don't taste as good, but I'm "training" my taste buds to LIKE them! Months ago I taught myself to get by on half a sandwich rather than a whole one. All of these little things add up in the long run to pounds. I cringe when I think back to my BK days and squirting 2-3 pkgs. of mayo on a Whopper. Was I out of my mind? The worst part is that I KNEW at the time how rich it was but it didn't matter! And that's the way I looked; like I didn't care about my appearance. Food was more important.


Maria7 on 12/22/2004:
Hehehe, I SO identify with you on the 'fair share' deal..like when Hubby and I go out to eat buffet style (the only style for us), I always get too much and have to have a taste of this and that and the other, as though I totally (or conveniently) forget about calorie counts! I feel guilty leaving so much food on the table when we leave! Like I have to get our 'money's worth'...have you ever done that????? Hubby, on the other hand is NOT this way...he usually eats what he gets and it just bes a few things and usually no desert, either, hehehe!


Soon2BThin on 12/22/2004:
It's sort of like that when I'm counting points for WW. If I have a good day of exercise and get added points, I feel like I need to keep eating until I've run out of points, even if I'm not hungry. Your exercise is great. I hope to jog someday. Enjoy your Tostones! And if I don't "see" you before then, have a happy holiday!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Dec 18, 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: Walk 10 min

I'll come back to update my numbers later . . .

Yesterday was a bit of a washout. I realized I had jogged 8 days in a row, something I try to avoid--usually only 3-5 days in a row, but no harm done. I needed a break from "usual" exercise. I did a little housework and a short walk with my doggie. I was also ridiculously hungry. So for today onward and upward--I'm semi-rarin' to go--yiii-ha!

Second day of a 4-day challenge (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun) consisting of
84 oz water . . . 1000 cal deficit/day. . . <1900 cal/day

I reached none of the challenge goals. All I know is that I would probably be buying size 16s or 18s by now if it weren't for my commitment to exercise (and my luck and ability to follow through). I don't take it for granted.

Cheers to you all!


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% Activities

geevee on 12/18/2004:
I think every single one of us is right there on the edge of a precipice, on the verge of falling off at any moment and going right back to where we were. I'm sure I sound obsessive, but it's the honest truth. The minute I slack off on the exercise I start regaining IMMEDIATELY! It's so easy for me to swim everyday when the weather is warm to hot, but the minute it gets cool, I lose all desire and find it so difficult to do something despite the fact that I like doing it. It doesn't make any sense at all, but that's the way it is.

The tostones are so easy to make. Cut the plantains about 3/4-1". Fry on both sides until they start to brown. Drain on a paper bag.

The next part is to ssquash these rounds to about half the weidth. You can do this with the heel of your hand using a small paper bag. Frequently the result is uneven. If your Dollar Store has a "tostonera", that's what you call the gadget that squashes them perfectly, buy one . They only cost about $1 and give good results.

To get a really crisp toston, soak them in ice water a couple of minutes after frying on both sides the first time and after having squashed them. Fry again 'til brown and drain once more on brown paper. Salt.


geevee on 12/18/2004:
PS - To cook plantains this way they have to be green. When they turn yellow they're too soft and sweet. That's when you bake them to get them soft, sweet and gushy, like a rich dessert.


Becca27 on 12/20/2004:
Dont' give "luck" the credit. Everytime you do something, you're making a choice. Perhaps you, like me, enjoy exercising, so it comes easier than eating right. You've done so well because you've worked hard. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.



biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 17, 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 (62 min/7.1 mi); Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min

First day of a 4-day challenge (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun) consisting of
84 oz water . . . 1000 cal deficit/day. . . <1900 cal/day

I met the deficit goal. Was over on calorie intake and didn't make the water goal. I am working toward a happier gluteus maximus--it/they? was/were screaming at me yesterday from the lunges I did the other day, but I'm taking it as a sign to continue--will do my Circuit Aerobic Workout tomorrow!

Cheers to you all!


1921 cal * 78g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 1068 cal Deficit
24% Activities

stringbean on 12/17/2004:
Oh, I loved Kyrin and her challenges...

You're doing great with your exercise! I love/hate it when my muscles scream like that. lol

Great job on your 1068 cal deficit!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 16, 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:
Circuit Aerobic Workout using NordicTrack (41 min/4.5 mi);
Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Had a high-calorie day for the break between challenges. I really like the challenges, they're doable for me--Kyrin used to suggest challenges and I resisted for a long time. But, they work for me. THANKS KYRIN!
I know you've moved on, but it'd be nice to hear how you're getting along.

Try one, pick a number of things you'd like to work on, make a target, and set a short span of days and see how you do. It may get you out of a rut.

I'm starting another 4-day challenge today (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun) consisting of 84 oz water . . . 1000 cal deficit/day. . . <1900 cal/day.)

Cheers to you all!


3127 cal * 138g Fat * 16g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 172 cal Deficit
22% Activities


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 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


Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film.
--Author Unknown

For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

I met 1 out of 3 goals--the calorie count. Over the 4 days though, my deficit was at least an average of 1000, so victory is mine!

Taking a break from the challenge cycle today, but still watching, writing it down in my little notebook and paying attention.

(I'll be starting another 4-day challenge tomorrow (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun) consisting of 84 oz water . . . 1000 cal deficit/day. . . <1900 cal/day.)

Cheers to you all!


1576 cal * 83g Fat * 32g Fiber * 28 oz Water * 863 cal Deficit
7% Activities

geevee on 12/15/2004:
These mini-challenges seem to be working out very well for you. You've really reduced your calorie intake a lot, and it will show on your weight. I got to the point in which a 5lb. goal was just too faraway and inacessible. I'm now fighting on the half pound to pound level, and even this is not easy! To go any faster at my weight would require major deprivation which I'm not up to. If a pound a month is the way it's gotta be, then so be it!

BTW - Thanks for all of your encouragement on using the weight machines, elliptical, etc. I've done pretty well this month is establishing a workable routine. I'm sure getting firmer! You know what amazes me is that my thighs are the smallest that they've ever been since reaching adulthood! When I was ten pounds lighter at 115 years ago, they were two inches bigger! Wow!


Soon2BThin on 12/15/2004:
Just wanted you to know Soon2BThin was here today! You're doing great!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 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


Your problem is never really your problem, your reaction to your problem is your problem. --Brian Kinsey

For my activity:
Jog 25 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min; Airdyne 22 min/5.1 mi

Third day of a 4-day challenge (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues) consisting of 100 oz water . . . 1000 cal deficit/day. . . <1900 cal/day.

I met 2 out of 3 goals--couldn't get in all that water--just a bit too ambitious when I'm not doing alot outside. And we've got a cold snap, so I don't really feel like I need it.

I wasn't too sure I'd make it this far into the challenge with this much success, but it hasn't been all that hard. I have tried to focus on what I want for myself as far as continued weight loss success goes. It's a process, I may tweak the goals, but if I keep moderation in mind, the rest of it takes care of itself.

My weight is up a half-pound. I took my measurements for the first time in a few weeks and they're DOWN a full inch--better than UP!

Cheers to you all!


1645 cal * 61g Fat * 27g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 1025 cal Deficit
13% Activities

legcramps on 12/14/2004:
Wow! Great job on your measurements! That means that whatever you're doing is working. Doesn't matter how cold it is where you are, you still have to drink that water! But then, I don't think I had even one sip yesterday, so who am I to say?!!! Have a great day today!


Becca27 on 12/15/2004:
For me, 28 oz of water is ambitious. 100oz is staggering! Congrats on the measurements. You probably gained muscle weight, which would explain why the scale isn't down. All that matters is how our clothes fit!!! Keep up the great work and set new goals and make a new challenge!



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 13, 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


I don't want the cheese, I just want to get out of the trap. --Latin Proverb

For my activity: NordicTrack 61 min/7.1 mi; Jog 20 min/Walk 25 min

Second day of a 4-day challenge (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues) consisting of 100 oz water . . . 1000 cal deficit/day. . . <1900 cal/day.

I met all goals.

Cheers to you all!


1848 cal * 90g Fat * 29g Fiber * 100 oz Water * 1058 cal Deficit
25% Activities

legcramps on 12/13/2004:
Great job! Keep it up!


Becca27 on 12/14/2004:
Wow! Look at you go! Congrats on meeting all of your goals!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 12, 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 only thing wrong with doing nothing is that you never know when you're finished. --Author Unknown

For my activity: Jog 25 min/Walk 25 min

First day of a 4-day challenge (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues) consisting of 100 oz water . . . 1000 cal deficit/day. . . <1900 cal/day.

I met all goals.

Cheers to you all!


1543 cal * 63g Fat * 48g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 1056 cal Deficit
10% Activities


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