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biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 22, 2003
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 100 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Don't have alot to say about all the negative vibes, except that I don't really think it will help the people you want to get to. I have been round and round with a friend who's going through a very tough time lately and the last thing she wants to hear is the cold hard facts or that she's worthy and deserves much more. I sort of see this desire to kind of light a fire under people here in the same light. Legcramp mentioned that we can't see the intent in the facial expressions, etc. Sure we all can use a ton more nutritional knowledge

The only thing I object to about the latest discussion here is that it got personal on Pezzy34's entry and then she proceeded to respond to a perfectly well meaning response to her. We have to leave it on the table sometimes--she had her say.

We've had these before here except that it was blasting someone who doesn't do what most of us here normally report that we do. It was in regards to the "Ana/Mia" afficionados (people who actually practice anorexia and bulimia as a weight losss regime). They came and went once upon a time.

Most of us overeat from time to time. We eat too many portions when we know better. We skip the vegetables/fruits on a daily basis from time to time. We drink too much beer/wine/liquor when we're with friends or drowning our sorrows alone. We skip parking a ways from the store entrance because we're pressed for time. Then if we haven't worked out earlier, we simply skip our workout when we have the time (for days on end) because just maybe it's easier to feel crappy when we already feel crappy.

This place (DDs), to me, is a tonic when I report these shortcomings. There's always tomorrow, a different plan, a new outlook when the sun comes up in the morning. We may not succeed that day. But we more or less know that if we're not losing pounds or inches and we are/are not serious about it. We need to get a grip. We do these things--we're not proud of them.

I don't care to engage the negativity. Even the two most complete and successful DD'ers on here, IMO, Halley and Rader did not exhibit perfection. I think for some it may be better to fly under the radar when things aren't going well for days, weeks, or even months, BTDT. If I felt I was being singled out as a failure, whether it was to motivate me or not, I may very well have abandoned the entire idea of DDs and disappeared. This place lends itself to support and safety for me. I can't tell someone how to do something, we all have to find our way. And if you haven't noticed, I'm still finding my way.

I love to eat. I love to bake. I have been known to make an entire batch of Oatmeal Date Scones (with real butter) and eat the entire batch over the course of 1 or 2 days. Of course that's just about all I ate on those days. I refuse to eliminate any food from my diet. I have a friend who has been on Atkins for about 6 years. It works for her physically, etc and she's lost and keeps off her weight. I couldn't do Atkins if you paid me. I don't like sugar-free products, they make my gut gurgle--don't know what that means, but I can't eat/drink them. Low/no carb doesn't jive with my exercise regime. I'd probably have a headache and be retching my guts out if I cut out complex carbs. I certainly wouldn't feel like taking a jog. But that's just me. How dare I tell you what you're doing is going to make you fail--I don't know you personally.

I'm here because I want support and I want to give support. Although, I probably haven't been a great example of that lately.

Be nice to people. If you can't be supportive, go somewhere else. (This is from the site policy listing.)

There are people (diarists) who have been important to me in my success here who no longer post, or post sporadically. Let's talk about SAS, who was in the UK--she went away after 11Sep01 because
she was getting nasty emails for her views on things. She was losing weight--she had an interesting diary--I think it's still on here to read. There was a very valuable diary by Canadian who included lots of little animations. She would review movies from time to time in addition to being extremely successful in her weight loss journey. Her diary is nowhere to be found here. Golightly no longer posts and I think more than a couple of us really have been a bit worried about what became of her given her last post. Chrysalis always had an interesting point of
view--I think we lost her to Mama Gena!

Herb, MichelleP (very supportive of me and doing well in her own right), PastaGal & Kyrin & Soccermom were integral to me to "keep on keepin' on" especially until I lost 10 or 15 pounds and proved to myself that I could do it. I went through and read the diary of Jo and discovered someone else who used the NordicTrack. There are other diarists who opened themselves and their lives up on here and last time I checked their diaries are still there--restellastarr, stellastarr, pushedtothewall--all one person's diary. You are a brave one Stella baby!

There are probably a zillion people who went away from here when she stopped posting regularly--same with Golightly. So DietDiaries has been around the horn. Let's nourish it--so it's still here when any one of these comes back or when others come to begin anew with the start of 2004--there'll be a ton I'm sure!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 17, 2003
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 100 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Wednesday!

This is just a little bonus entry--no real info. I got to reading an old journal of mine. There was one entry that mentioned my weight--155. But I can't for the life of me remember feeling quite as lean as I am now. I got a huge kick out of this entry from 4.27.83:

I'm going to play a game to finish my English paper. I've never done it and I don't know how it'll work. I'm rewarding myself with caramels.

In fact, I think I'll just reward myself in advance.

Cheers to you all!

Runner on 12/17/2003:
Keep up the good work! You're so disciplined!

legcramp on 12/18/2003:
Hilarious!! Lol, that's a great entry! You're doing just great lately, and I think you'll definitely meet the holiday challenge! Good luck and have a great day today!

TheMother on 12/18/2003:
Thank YOU for your comments. I guess you've read the dialogue between me and another DDer. I understand where she's coming from but I do not appreciate being reprimanded for my way of doing things as if there is a "right" way to lose weight. Until a person walks in another's shoes, I don't feel he/she is in a position to pass judgement and that's what I thought was happening. On to other things...you are doing beautifully. Keep on keepin' on.

Have a GREAT day!


thinlee on 12/18/2003:
You go girl! I'm doing Curvy Shar's challange too, and so far, so good. I am down 6 lbs since Thanksgiving, and I too, hope to lose another 4 by the end of the year.

I know what you mean about never feeling leaner. I have clothes from "my thinest point ever," and they fit just right now. But I tell ya, I don't ever remember feeling like this. I don't ever remember feeling so strong, so fit.

And the weight lifting does wonderful things! It is very hard to believe that at 232lbs, I am wearing a 14/16. It's difficult to know where I'll end up. I'm trying to get an idea of sizes, but it is hard to find someone who is my height. How tall are you?

Keep up the good work!

curvy shar on 12/19/2003:
Love the diary entry!

Stay strong during the holidays - I wanna see a LOSS posted for you at the end of the Challenge! I know you can do it.

Merry Christmas!

biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 15, 2003
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 100 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

I didn't do well on the challenge for Saturday, did a little better yesterday. I hope to update the details a little later. It's over:-)

On the other hand, I'm very pleased with myself. I put on the size 10 shorts from awhile back--they were $7 about 2 years ago at walmart. They're loose all over. I am just so happy that I'm maintaining something at this point. I'm absolutely committed to exercise--food choices could always be much better. I LOVE ME!!!

That's where I'm planning to be for CurvyShar's Holiday Challenge.

Challenge (Fri-Sat-Sun) goals are <2100 cal/day, 1000 cal deficit/day, 100 oz water/day.

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Soon2BThin on 12/15/2003:
I want you to know that every time I read your entries, you give me that "shot in the arm" that I need to keep on trying. Other people here do some of the same and I just admire them all. I think if I just keep from gaining weight during the holidays, I'll be happy. But WW scale said I lost a pound since last weigh-in, I can't believe it! You just can't trust those scales, haha! Congrats on the shorts, that must be a great feeling.

curvy shar on 12/16/2003:
You should love you! You are doing so very well! Keep it goin!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Dec 13, 2003
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 100 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

I had a pretty good day--made 2 out of 3 goals. Calories were a bit high. Did 68 min/8.0 mi on the NordicTrack and later on did 41 min/10.1 mi on the Airdyne.

I do not like the short days. I feel for people north of here who have even shorter ones. I really think it's affecting my mood and thus my food intake. The 3 and 4 day challenges really helped me back in the spring and this one seems to be getting me a little more focused on the task at hand.

That's where I'm planning to be for CurvyShar's Holiday Challenge.

Challenge (Fri-Sat-Sun) goals are <2100 cal/day, 1000 cal deficit/day, 100 oz water/day.

2284 cal * 76g fat * 41g fiber * 110 oz water * 1039 cal deficit

biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 11, 2003
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 100 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

It's time for a little challenge for little ol' me--a "Kyrin-inspired" 3-day
(Fri-Sat-Sun). Challenge goals are <2100 cal/day, 1000 cal deficit/day, 100 oz water/day. Food choices have ranged from so-so to atrocious the last few days--but--I've gotten in my usual NordicTrack and jogging most days.

Hope you're all hangin' in there! Cheers to you all!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 07, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Tues 12.02.03:
Am down scalewise, measurements essentially unchanged:-) It was good taking several days off from meaningful/purposeful exercise. Activities as of the last few days have included dog walking a little, housework, and driving. Didn't jog or get on any exercise equipment. No Fitday or logging food in my little notebook. A good break--it was necessary, I needed it. Getting back into the swing again!

Sun 12.07.03
Pearl Harbor (1941) Anniversary today!

I had two really good days of exercise--walked a mall one day--did some housework. Writing down food, but not using Fitday--gotta get back to it (sounding like a broken record--haha!). Need to recommit to drinking my water too.

Cheers everyone!

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legcramp on 12/08/2003:
Nice loss!!! Keep it up and have a great week!

Soon2BThin on 12/08/2003:
Sure, it does help to take a break. You deserved it. And you feel better about getting back into it too. I'm ready, let's go!

biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 28, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Hello All!

Tuesday I got on the NordicTrack for 60 min/7.1 mi (a.m.) and later on did a jog for 20 min and a 15 min dog walk. I did a Circuit Aerobic Workout on the Airdyne (30 min/7.2 mi) on Wednesday evening--don't remember the last time I used the Airdyne. It uses completely different muscles than all the other stuff I do--I must make a mental note in permanent marker with this info:-)

I somewhat regretted this on Thursday morning. I was truly wiped out, probably a little dehydrated despite drinking around 90 oz of water on Wednesday. I had a horrible headache. Not wanting to sound whiny here, but changing up one's fitness routine is a good thing, just not the day before Thanksgiving when one will need to be on one's feet alot of the day. I survived and I feel good today. I wanted to get in a little jog yesterday evening, but didn't.

It's back to writing it all down and tracking it on Fitday--I signed on to CurvyShar's holiday challenge for 4 pounds after all! This is serious stuff. I had a major backslide during the holidays the first year I attempted this current weight loss regime, and it took an awful long time to get back in the swing of things to even maintain and a little longer to start losing again.

Cheers everyone!

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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 25, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Tuesday!

I've been a little off on my eating--in fact I got so far behind tracking it on Fitday that I gave up--started back with yesterday's intake. The important thing is for today's weigh-in I'm up 2 pounds (not surprising). The only measurement down is Hip, four are up slightly, and three are unchanged. I was really getting into the candy for quite a few days last week--I had no candy yesterday. I'm going to indulge in some goodies for Thanksgiving, but the candy is out of sight. I want to have an active and successful holiday season as far as weight and measurements are concerned.

Activities lately:
Thurs 11.20 NordicTrack 61 min/7.5 mi; 20 min jog; 15 min dog walk.

Fri 11.21 Mowing/cleanup about 3 hours; inline skating 20 min--found some skates I never mastered and just went round and round in the garage--I can sort of stop--using the little brake, but I think it needs to be replaced.

Sat 11.22 NordicTrack 68 min/8.0 mi; Jog 20 min.

Sun 11.23 Little plumbing fix-it--walked around HomeDepot for a couple hours--took a break from other usual activities.

Mon 11.24 NordicTrack 61 min/7.5 mi with about 15 min of Circuit-type workout with weights; Jog 20 min--15 min dog walk.

Cheers everyone!

2157 cal * 72g fat * 19g fiber * 70 oz water * 749 cal deficit

curvy shar on 11/26/2003:
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

legcramp on 11/26/2003:
Get rid of that candy!!! Keep up the great workouts! Have a great week and good thanksgiving!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 20, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

I didn't make the worst possible choices, and I got in an early NordicTrack workout, 52 min/6.1 mi plus a circuit workout with weights--about 15 min. Later I did a 20 min jog and 20 min dog walk. If I can get in that little weight workout every 3 days or so--I'll be satisfied. It's only 15 min, but it packs a wallop!

Cheers everyone!

2943 cal * 145g fat * 26g fiber * 90 oz water * -44 cal deficit

legcramp on 11/21/2003:
Good workouts!! Keep it up, and have a great weekend!

curvy shar on 11/21/2003:
I love doing circuit with weights! I am much more into weight training than cardio....I tolerate cardio because I know it burns fat, but I love to lift. Hope you have a great weekend.

kyrin on 11/22/2003:
Way to go on your circuit work!

Biscotti, do you use videos at all? I've found some really good weighted workouts that are pushing me past what I thought I could do.


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 19, 2003
(1800-2K Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Hi All!

On my weigh-in yesterday I was up a pound. Half my measurements were down 1/8 inch and the other half were unchanged. So I'll take that if I can't have a loss poundwise.

I was so hungry Monday afternoon and evening--kinda continued the foodfest yesterday. I may continue it today--we'll see. I'm going to go with the flow--not really overeating, but eating just about whatever I want (I ate 5 funsize kitkats yesterday--and I don't really care for them all that much). I know from the past that if I just feel a little deprived, it will come back with a double vengeance later on.

Cheers everyone!

Mon 11.17
Pre-bkfst NT 61 min/7.0 mi; No jog.
2406 cal * 102g fat * 15g fiber * 45 oz water * -69 cal deficit

Tues 11.18
Pre-bkfst NT 61 min/7.1 mi; Jog 25 min; 5 min dog walk.
2759 cal * 108g fat * 15g fiber * 70 oz water * 66 cal deficit

legcramp on 11/19/2003:
You're right - you can't let yourself feel deprived, but just make sure you're eating because you're hungry and not for some other emotional reason!! You're doing great - keep it up! Have a great day today!

curvy shar on 11/19/2003:
Curvy Shar was here :-)

breakaway on 11/19/2003:
You should know your body well enough by now that you would have doubled that later on so I say you did the right thing by feeding that urge right away! You may have saved yourself a lot of calories! Your doing a super job, keep it up!

geevee on 11/19/2003:
You're so right about not feeling deprived! I had three of those eating days last week during which I literally was eating non-stop all afternoon, but I didn't gain any weight. Maybe it's all the exercise we do. I drive my son nuts with my stash of chocolate bars. I've had them for months and yesterday, for the first time in ages, ate two small squares. The important thing is knowing it's there and that I can have "some" but not go overboard, so I always make sure I have loads of lo cal food to snack on to "take up the slack".

malh on 11/19/2003:
You are so right...sometimes we have to give into those foodfest or they will stockpile and then really get us....Good choice

Soon2BThin on 11/19/2003:
That's okay, you'll have a good loss for sure the next weigh-in. It's funny but since I've relaxed my eating the last few days, I've started losing weight! And not even exercising every day! I don't understand it but I'll take it. I know what you mean about feeling so hungry lately. I think we just have days like that and days when we really don't have to eat as much. I think we should just listen to what our bodies are telling us. Just don't let them become the boss ALL the time, haha!

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