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biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 10, 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


Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime. --Red Skelton

For my activity yesterday: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min. I've been religious about drinking no caffeine after 3ish the last few days. Last night was tough. I drank a lemonade instead of a soda.

Cheers to you all!


3029 cal * 108g Fat * 41g Fiber * 56 oz Water * -654 cal Deficit
7% Activities


biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 09, 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


No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. --Brian Tracy

For my activity yesterday: Jog 27 min/Walk 30 min. So far I'm feeling very good about the last few days. I certainly could have made better food choices yesterday.

Cheers to you all!


2347 cal * 105g Fat * 16g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 240 cal Deficit
9% Activities

stellastaragain on 07/09/2004:
Well Cheers to YOU! I am feeling very good about your last few days also. Thank you for the sane and wise quote for the day. How brilliant and true. I am so interested in visiting you again at my email address if you ever take a notion, b. I am thinking of you.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 08, 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


The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places. --Ernest Hemingway

For my activity yesterday: Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min. I know my fiber was a little higher than reported because I ate some homemade "Garden Lasagna" and I just used what Fitday had for "Vegetable Lasagna."

I went on my usual jog yesterday at dusk. I had been hearing murmuring and a bell-ringing sound (not an old-time bike bell). I just ignored it. I turned onto a street and stayed to the left on our somewhat narrow streets, although there is plenty of room for two cars and people walking on at least one edge.

I turned to look behind me as I rounded the corner and saw some people on bicycles. They all were wearing helmets. I really took no note; I simply thought they'd pass without incident. They turned where I did and took awhile to catch up to me. You know I'm a pretty slow jogger, but they seemed to hang back quite a ways. So I heard the ringing again, and again I ignored it. A man passed me on the right and said, "Hi." Then a boy passed. Just after him, a girl (about 10-12) passed, then immediately cut to directly in front of me to where, in retrospect, I could have just tumped her and her bike right over. She stayed there in front of me for a few seconds and I said nothing, just thinking she was inexperienced. Then she sped up to catch up to the man and he said something like, "Good going!" or "Good job!"

I was a little dumbfounded at first and thought, "What kind of parent would put their child up to that?" All of this knowing it was getting dark, they had no lights on their bikes, what if there had been oncoming traffic, and why was this man hell-bent on riding three abreast after they passed me a little ways. All I could think was, "What an idiot, teaching your child road rage." It was just bizarre. I wanted to think I hadn't really seen this happen.

On another bicycling note, occasionally I see people carrying their helmetless babies on the backs of bikes. That just creeps me out. All I can imagine is smushed baby head on the pavement. Sorry for that mental image, but these parents do know better don't they? No, I suppose they don't!

Cheers to you all!


1827 cal * 43g Fat * 16g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 564 cal Deficit
8% Activities

Stringbean on 07/08/2004:
I love how you report at the end of your entries your calories, fat, fiber, water, and calorie deficit. I've been meaning to log my food into fitday, but haven't gotten to that yet. I do write it all down, though. I think I'll steal your idea, if that's okay! lol.


legcramps on 07/08/2004:
Nice quote today - sure does makes sense! You made a comment to me earlier about my 'flax buns'. My grandma made me some about two weeks ago because she knows I don't like to eat too much white bread. She makes them with flax flour instead of regular flour, and they're just dinner buns. Make sense? That's all I know, but if you want the recipe, just let me know and i'll get it from her! Good luck to you in 'getting back there'. One day at a time and many experiences in between!


stellastaragain on 07/08/2004:
So apparently the idea of basic courtesy is becoming a value extinct (I hear more and more of the types of story that you wrote about today) and random acts of kindness seems to elude too many... Please be extra careful with your dear self, biscotti. You're in the big "T", right? I have discovered, perhaps since I was last here? ... that I have a half sister that I have never met. She lives in San Antonio. I was almost afraid to ask her (because of the geography) how she liked W, but she brought it up herself and I was so relieved :) Keep moving in the direction of your power in whatever you do Friday, okay?



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jul 07, 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


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. --Anne Frank

For my activity yesterday: Jog 33 min/Walk 20 min. I made some better food choices.

Cheers to you all!


2068 cal * 78g Fat * 32g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 500 cal Deficit
11% Activities

Crittermama on 07/07/2004:
I love the quote you have for today. I will take it to heart.


stellastaragain on 07/08/2004:
You are rather inspiring, BB, in several areas. I am somehow very intrigued by you. Good luck to you Thursday!



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!



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