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biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 18, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Activities, Water, Deficit: Temporary Hiatus!

I did a 25 min jog (14-11)--it was just too hot for sensible people (haha!), and I was out after 8:30 p.m for crying out loud. Also, I had eaten a ton of chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon--probably didn't help my endurance!

Does anyone remember a cookie called "Yum-Yums?" Seems there was also one similar to it called Bavarian something or other??? It was more like a candy bar. I remember it had like the cookie part of a waffle-type cream cookie then some coconut, caramel, and chocolate drizzled on top. Do they still make them and what are they called--anyone who knows this, please respond--Thanks!

garlic on 07/18/2003:
I remember Yum Yums!!!!!! Very clearly. Back in the 60s. They were unbelieveable. I haven't seen them in years but I know there are girl scout cookies that are very similar. I forget what they are called but they have the cookie, carmel, coconut and chocolate. Boy, are those good!!!!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 17, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Activities, Water, Deficit: Temporary Hiatus!

Hello All--hope you're having a good day!

I did a 20 min jog yesterday evening. Got new shoes--had to get the new model of the previous ones--so far, so good! Also, shelling out what I have to for a decent pair of running shoes is a bargain considering that I don't belong to a gym at this point in my life.

Have a good exercise day!


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jul 16, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Activities, Water, Deficit: Temporary Hiatus!

Happy Wednesday!

I did a 35 min jog (28-7) yesterday. Hope to get in a shorter one this evening.

Hope your food choices are good today!

BellaK on 07/17/2003:
Way to go on the exercising!! Keep up the good work!!! Have a great day! Bella :o)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 15, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Activities, Water, Deficit: Temporary Hiatus!

I pooped out on the calorie counting for the last couple days of the challenge. The goals were probably slightly ambitious. So I'm going to take today (at least) and figure out something I can live with and actually accomplish.

BTW, I got into, buttoned and zipped up those size 8 acid-washed jeans from awhile ago--of course I had to lie down to zip the last couple inches, but what a rush! I had tried on some other really old pants from years ago the other day and got into them easily--they'll make good shorts!

As for weigh-in and measurements, both are up a bit except for calf and wrist measurements, they're the same. I did no exercise yesterday. I so needed the break.

Oh, I almost forgot to include this. I was doing the NY Times Crossword from the paper yesterday (Monday's the easiest). I had surprisingly little trouble completing it. I don't normally read my horoscope, but yesterday's was truly apropos:

You want change but don't want to compromise. You're jogging along in a semi-comfortable way, which will hardly lead to improvement.


biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 14, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Sat 7.12: 8% Activities; >80 oz Water; Deficit=674
Sun 7.13: n% Activities; >110 oz Water; Deficit=n


For my exercise on Friday--the "free" day--I did a ton of mowing and other yard cleanup (sawing tree limbs, getting them in bundles, and tying them up). Then I got in my jog for the day--30 min (27-3). Thought it would be harder, but I had plenty of water during the heat of the day (190 oz total for the day--outrageous!) and was really looking forward to something for me!

For Saturday I took a little over an hour's walk. The last couple days it's still around 90 deg F at 8 p.m. For Sunday, I did a 40 min jog (23-10-7).

Didn't make the goals for the challenge so far--one more day to go.

Hope you have a good Monday!

Soon2BThin on 07/14/2003:
Wow, you're doing great!! I'm ashamed to say I'm still struggling here. You sure do provide me with some inspiration though. Keep up the good work.



biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 11, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


0% Activities; >10 oz Water; Deficit=929

No goals met for the last day of challenge and no exercise either.

Today's a sort of free day and then I'm going to jump back in with a Sat-Sun-Mon Challenge. Goals will be >120 oz water, >15% activities, and at least a 1000-cal deficit.

Have a fine food choice day and I'll see ya' later!


biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 10, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Tues 7.8: 8% Activities; >40 oz Water; Deficit=429
Wed 7.9: 9% Activities; >90 oz Water; Deficit=621


Oh well, didn't make my goals--but if I didn't have any goals, I'm sure I would have done much worse. Today's the last day of the challenge!

I did a circuit-type weight workout and walk on Tuesday and a 32 min jog (10-8-3-11) yesterday. I was so very sore from the aforementioned weight workout, but I thought I'd see what I could do. My jog goal is to jog every other day this month.

Hope you're having a good one!

SoccerMom on 07/11/2003:
Thanks for your comments. Hope you have a great weekend!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 08, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


10% Activities; >90 oz Water; Deficit=895

My weight loss journey is vivified today! I have maintained my loss on this my typical weigh-in day! It wasn't looking that way as I ate with much reckless abandon over the long weekend. My measurements are all down or unchanged. I am ecstatic!

Also, other than the "days of challenge," I have quit using FitDay (on a daily basis) and obsessing over counting the last cherry or ounce of whatever. And for 2 days I didn't even write down anything I ate. Don't get me wrong, if you've never bothered to use a scale for food or measured everything precisely--you may be over/under estimating your intake. For me at this point, a break in that routine is in order.

This for me at this point is not about deprivation--it's about boundaries and better choices. I'll never be the person who can leave even one bite of cheesecake on the plate, or pour salt on it so I don't eat it. It's taken perseverance and working toward believing in myself and learning that beating myself up is definitely not the way to go.

I went for a 1-hour walk on Sunday 7.6 and took a 30 min jog (16-14) yesterday. For my first day of this challenge I didn't quite make the water or the deficit goal.

Hope you're having a good day!

SoccerMom on 07/08/2003:
The key to not eating that last bite of cheesecake, is to NOT ordering it in the first place...hahaha. I know, not what you wanted to hear. I, too, was raised to "think about the starving children in the world" before I wasted one bit of food on my plate. We are of the "clean your plate, or no dessert" generation, right?? Gee, I finally had to stop serving dessert altogether, to be able to leave a few scraps on my plate for the dog (who doesn't need it, either!)

Glad to see that you're at your all-time low right now. Keep up what you're doing, as it seems to be working for you. Take care, and I'll check back on you again soon!


inmorning on 07/09/2003:
Wow, you are really moving there. Way to go. I so admire your determination.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 06, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


10% Activities; >100 oz Water; Deficit=1133

These are the numbers for Day 3 (Thurs 7.03) of my 3-Day Challenge--made all goals!

I did a 43 min jog on Thurs 7.03 with no stopping. For yesterday I did a 45 min jog (5-10-8-9-6-7) and paid no particular attention to my food choices. I felt pretty crappy before going out to jog and I really thought I'd end up walking back after about 10 min. Surprisingly I felt better after 10 min, but the humidity was just horrendous. I don't think I had hydrated myself particularly well, so I ended up breaking it up.

I'll be back to better choices tomorrow. I'm planning a Mon-Thurs challenge with the same goals as above. So I guess I'm going to try to get back to "regularly scheduled programming."

Have a good one, see ya' later!

inmorning on 07/08/2003:
Are you serious? 43 minute jog? Wow, again, you are my hero.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 03, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


13% Activities; >100 oz Water; Deficit=1038

Happy Thursday!

I did fairly well--didn't get in my jog--felt a little blah, so instead I did a "circuit" like last week with the 8 pound barbells and 42 min/10.3 miles on the Airdyne. I didn't feel like getting out in the heat at all!

Didn't quite make the deficit goal. I had to adjust my water number down for yesterday, and I hadn't consumed much water before the afternoon today, which probably didn't help the blah feeling--so I stepped it up during and after the workout and I feel much better:-)

I'll be seeing ya' later!

10:15 a.m. I hate to admit it, but every little half-pound is a big deal and cause for celebration as it is lost. Especially when it's being lost as slowly as I'm losing it--haha! I'm down a pound this morning--I'm counting it! I hope you enjoy your day!

SoccerMom on 07/03/2003:
Woo-hoooooo! Look at you....<i>another</i> half pound MIA! Keep up the good work, and enjoy your 4th of July weekend, without overdoing the goodies. Remember to ~~SMILE!~~


Reba on 07/03/2003:
Every pound counts, right! Congratulations! Have a great day. Reba


Soon2BThin on 07/05/2003:
Wow, you're doing great!! I'm so envious! I guess I'd better hurry up and get busy, huh? Thanks for your comments. Well, keep doing what your doing. See ya Monday!



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