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biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 16, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Sunday!

I've had an interesting few days lifewise. It included the 5th Anniversary of something that irrevocably changed my life. I felt a feeling of watershed on that day--time will tell if I've shaken and excised some of the trauma. I believe I have, but I still have to work at "my life."

Looking back at the time and effort I've taken to lose weight and get fit, I realize more than ever that I was able to persevere because it was one of only a few things I had control over. Sure there are moments of weakness I felt that food had more control over me and sitting on my ass was a more constructive way to spend my time. But now that I have built some momentum in my effort, I am gratified and so thankful that I didn't give up on myself. A lesson learned, if nothing else. When I was a kid I never thought I'd still be learning lessons in my 40s:-)

Cheers everyone!


Activity/Cals/Etc:

Wed 11.12
Jog 35 min; Driving for about 3.5 hrs; 15 min dog walk.
2101 cal * 64g fat * 19g fiber * 45 oz water * 504 cal deficit

Thurs 11.13
Pre-bkfst NordicTrack 62 min/7.0 mi; Jog 20 min; 15 min dog walk.
2106 cal * 63g fat * 27g fiber * 70 oz water * 867 cal deficit

Fri 11.14
Pre-bkfst NT 61 min/7.0 mi; About 3.5 hrs driving; 5 min dog walk.
2344 cal * 78g fat * 21g fiber * 90 oz water * 484 cal deficit

Sat 11.15
TBD

Soon2BThin on 11/16/2003:
Thanks for the comment. I still had a not-so-good day today. The half hour walk wore me out for the day and I just ate way too darn much again. Even took a nap. You're doing so good I want to join you there in 150 land. Soon you'll be in the 140's. I'm so envious. I know I can do it, I did it before, I just can't seem to keep up the momentum these days. But I'll keep trying! Have a good Monday!


Baylee on 11/16/2003:
Congratulations on overcoming the trauma in your life. You'll get stronger every year because of your success so far.

Thanks for the suggestion in my journal. I am still so broken out from last week that I wonder if I should go again. Maybe I better stay for shorter periods of time too. I hate to though. I love it sooo much!

Heck, don't think anythingof it, ... learning lessons at 40+, .... I'm 59 and learning lifes lessons yet!

Have a wonderful evening! Baylee


squiggly on 11/16/2003:
As always you are doing so good. I wish I could do as good as you are. I am trying though and I guess that is all we can do. Good job.


breakaway on 11/17/2003:
Sounds like you have had some major things going on lately. But glad your here and doing well. You have a good head on your shoulder's and your doing so well. Hope your day goes well and great job today!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 12, 2003
(18K-2K Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For yesterday, I started out behind on sleep so I didn't do a pre-bkfst workout. So then I thought I'd do a circuit-type workout later. Wasn't motivated. Finally decided to take a dog walk around dusk. Ended up at about 35 min. Then food choices weren't the most spectacular--mainly too big portions. Then went to Arby's--didn't pick low fat/cal there either.

I want to concentrate on cutting my portions in half for the next week. I simply can't exercise properly with too little sleep--want to work on that too!

Cheers everyone!


2431 cal * 143g fat * 33g fiber * 45 oz water * -733 cal deficit

Nikitalee on 11/12/2003:
I completely understand how hard it is to be good on no sleep!! Don't feel bad about that...just get some rest! :)

And good job on going to Arby's and STILL having a calorie deficit! I don't think I could swing that. :)


Scruffy on 11/12/2003:
just be good to your body! Not too many stresses.


Baylee on 11/12/2003:
Hello there! I want to thank you for stopping in and leaving the encouraging posts you do. I was just reading a little on your journal, and I'm envious! How I wish my BMI were down to 26.3!! You certainly work hard at it and it's paying off for you.

My days are so long that I don't always get a chance to post back to everyone who posts on my journal every time they post, but, eventually I do get there. :0)Thanks again, and keep up the fantastic job. You're great inspiration. Baylee


Soon2BThin on 11/12/2003:
What's this I see?! You're down another pound?!! Wow, you're doing so great! It seems like your weight-loss is really taking off now. Keep up the good work. And I know what you mean about the "too little sleep" thing!


inmorning on 11/13/2003:
Nice to see you. You are so dedicated. MY hero.


curvy shar on 11/13/2003:
Look at you, losing another pound! Hurray! So the little Arby's oven mitt guy got to you,huh?



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 11, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Tuesday!

I am down 1 pound for my weigh-in/measurement day. All measurements are down except Arm, Abdomen, and Hip are unchanged and I'm still at .8 waist:hip ratio--a firm pear (as opposed to apple) for two weeks running--woo-hoo!

For yesterday's exercise I did 61 min/7.0 mi on the NordicTrack and a 20 min jog--same as the day before. I'm back to eating my grits in the a.m.--so enjoyable and satisfying. I only add a little salt--they don't even need butter. Mmmmm good!

Cheers everyone!


1642 cal * 50g fat * 29g fiber * 110 oz water * 1175 cal deficit

squiggly on 11/11/2003:
You are so inspiring. You always get a great deal of exercise in. I wish I could be so outgoing. Congrats on losing the one pound.


Scruffy on 11/11/2003:
never had grits...


geevee on 11/11/2003:
Another one of those hard to lose pounds gone. Wonderful. About BONIATO - it is reddish. The flesh is very white. I don't bother peeling boniato; just cut it up.ISt holds up so well in soup and stew - never crumbly or mushy. If you don't live in a big metropolitan area with a lot of Hispanics, you probably won't be able to find it.


prism on 11/11/2003:
Congrats on losing that pound and on those measurements continuing down


breakaway on 11/12/2003:
Cheers to you!!! Super job! You must be so proud to know how you are keeping with this program no matter what it takes! Keep it up!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 10, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For Sunday, I got on the NordicTrack before breakfast for 61 min/7.0 mi and then did a jog for 20 min later in the evening. Needed that day off yesterday--but as usual, it didn't make it any easier to get in the exercise. Oh well . . . gotta press on to lose those bilateral "midriff dimples!" Those are the things I'd like to go bye-bye!

Cheers everyone!


2108 cal * 88g fat * 26g fiber * 90 oz water * 735 cal deficit

breakaway on 11/11/2003:
Your doing a terrific job and sounds like you have your plans all figured out! Keep up the great work!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 09, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Took the day off (Saturday) from exercise. Still recovering from feeling out of sorts. Finally I realized that I had done a few squats and a few bicycle crunches the day before. I wouldn't think those would really affect me the way they did; feeling wiped-out and generally yucky. Well, taken all together apparently they did, because today I feel back to 100%.

Cheers everyone!


2350 cal * 92g fat * 16g fiber * 45 oz water * -86 cal deficit

Soon2BThin on 11/09/2003:
I may take today off from exercise too. I did a lot of house work and my ankle hurts now. I had planned on doing 6 days in a row starting last Wednesday. So if it still isn't feeling better by this afternoon, I'll skip it for today. While I was vacuuming the house, I didn't wear my ankle brace so that's probably why it hurts now. Oh, BTW, you asked how my afghan was coming along--I work on it once in awhile when I'm watching TV but now that I've done about 20 rows, I've decided I don't like that pattern very much but I'm not going to take it apart and start over. That's probably why I don't work on it more often. I still have 2 afghans and a hooked rug I started a long time ago to finish yet too. And all I want to do is start something new. What's with that?! Well, I hope you're feeling more up to the exercise tomorrow. Me too.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 08, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


For Thursday:

I kicked my a** on the NordicTrack--changed the display thingy weight to my current lower weight and I guess I felt like I needed to increase the intensity. You really can't tell from the numbers, but my muscles were screaming (a little:-)--did 1 hr/7.0 mi on it and then a jog for 20 min later in the evening.

Before my hard drive went on permanent vacation about a year ago--I had kept up fairly well with my measurement progress. I had a little Excel sheet that I never backed up and so I'm going to try to recreate, from my Food Diary notebooks, my progress.

For Friday:

For exercise I did 54 min/6.0 mi on the NordicTrack; No jog yesterday. It's owing to days like yesterday that I'm glad I'm keeping some record of my food intake. I had absolutely no idea how overboard I had gone. I felt like I had a hangover this morning, and alcohol consumption was not in the mix. In fact I felt like crap on a dried-up banana peel:-(

Not to mention the fact that I've been trying to cut down to two cups of coffee before about 2 p.m. and then have nothing with caffeine after that. I had a horrendous headache this morning.

Staying around that 2000 cal mark (give or take a few) for the last several days seems to have lowered my tolerance for those 3000-calorie type days. Who knew? This is a continuing learning/coping experience for me.

Thanks ya'll for the amusing and entertaining comments from yesterday!You all cracked me up too:-)

Cheers everyone!


Thurs 11.6:
1941 cal * 58g fat * 26g fiber * 110 oz water * 926 cal deficit

Fri 11.7:
2719 cal * 109g fat * 46g fiber * 70 oz water * -24 cal deficit


biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 06, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Well Hello DD People!

A little high on the calories--but not too bad on the fiber--makes for a happy happy colon hahaha! I got in a 30 min jog in the evening. It was about 55�F (12�C).

The number of days we have where it's absolutely impossible to get out (because of temp) in an autumn/winter season can be counted (usually) on two hands. I feel for you all who would like to get out where you are, but can't because of the bitter cold. I've never lived where there was an actual winter where it snowed alot or was really really cold.

Yep CurvyShar, that was me out there joggin' and spittin' all the way--hahaha! Speaking of, the other evening it was rather warm and I must have run into a swarm of gnats (again!) and I was hacking, spitting, and generally gagging as I was going along. I came upon a lady walking toward me and she just probably thought I was normal. As I passed her I explained, "I inhaled a gnat!" She didn't say a word and just sort of looked like, "Why are you telling me?"

I don't know about ya'll, but I never had a "gnat inhalation" problem--about six instances--until I started this jogging thing. So far I've been successful coughing them up and going on about my business. It's just a disgusting thing to do in public.

Cheers everyone!


2753 cal * 89g fat * 51g fiber * 70 oz water * -266 cal

Scruffy on 11/07/2003:
a gnat may add more fiber or protein and few calories.


legcramp on 11/07/2003:
I agree with scruffy on this one........you just may never know the value of a gnat until you've tried one out. So next time, don't spit or cough or gag or hack, just - swallow.

hmmm, so nice and warm where you are.....I gave in a couple days ago and purchased an electric heater. It's cone shaped, and it oscillates around my living room wonderfully! Too bad it's not big enough to keep the whole place warm! I'm nice and comfy - until i need to pee!!!! Brr, even thinking about my bathroom gives me chills!! Well, take advantage of that great weather, and i'll be thinking of you when i'm curled up in the fetal position, sucking my thumb to keep it from getting frost-bite......


curvy shar on 11/07/2003:
OMG!!! Laughing...again...at your entry. Between the happy, happy colon and the gnats...thanks for making me laugh again today! I can just see you out there, jogging away...hacking, spitting, a cloud of gnats following you.... Have a great weekend! <hack, spit>



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 05, 2003
(18K-2K Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Wednesday!

Had a good exercise day yesterday--did 56min/6.1 mi on the NordicTrack (pre-bkfst), then a 20 min jog in the dark (except the moon was pretty bright) and took a non-busy route--even without traffic and knowing the lay of the street, it's silly to be out jogging in the dark. Need to plan things a little better. I'll take 92°F at 8 p.m. instead of dark at 6 p.m. any day:-)

On another note, with my measurements yesterday my waist:hip ratio is finally at .8--which means I'm a pear--less risky for heart disease, stroke, etc.

Cheers everyone!


1805 cal * 53g fat * 29g fiber * 90 oz water * 967 cal deficit

curvy shar on 11/06/2003:
<giggling> I'm sorry....I just had this mental image of you out there, jogging in the dark, spitting wildly....

Hurray for the measurements!!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 04, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I'm back for the update--I'm down 3.5 pounds--woo-hoo! A new low for me! As for the measurements they're 4 up and 4 down--but Waist, Hip, Arm and Abdomen are the ones down (for a change:-)

For exercise, I was able to Jog 25 min and Walk 20 min.

Thanks to you all for your fine comments to me and for sharing yourselves and your struggles and triumphs here on DDs--this is a unique place for inspiration, motivation, and respect for the difficulties and successes we all encounter on the road to health, fitness, weight loss and overall change (in some cases). I know I do so many things differently than I did before I started this, and change is difficult but doable.

Cheers everyone!


2117 cal * 51g fat * 40g fiber * 70 oz water * 307 cal deficit

breakaway on 11/04/2003:
THat weigh is looking great! Good job today and great exercise!


legcramp on 11/04/2003:
Great job on the exercise!!! I'm so jealous every time i read your entry because you're so consistent with your exercise! Got any secrets??? I can stay pretty motivated, but if i don't do it one day, then i don't want to do it the next!!!! Keep up the great work and have a wonderful day today!!


squiggly on 11/04/2003:
You are right change is difficult but very well worth it. We will all feel and look better not to mention the actual health benefits. You are doing great. Congrats on the loss!


Soon2BThin on 11/04/2003:
Great Job!!! Wow, you're doing so well! Feels good, doesn't it? Keep ona going. And thanks for the comments.



biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 03, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Monday!

Kind of a mixed bag the last few days. Back spasm has been getting progressively better by leaps and bounds so that I'm just about 100%--taking the day off from exercise on Friday probably helped alot.

I didn't mean to imply that I was exercising while it hurt--in fact, jogging and walking don't cause pain. Sitting and standing do. I also credit getting a decent amount of sleep with healing it quickly.

Cheers everyone!


Activity/Cals/Etc:

Fri 10.31
No jog or NT; Driving for about 3.5 hours; 20 min dog walk.
2685 cal * 96g fat * 20g fiber * -0- oz water * -337 cal deficit

Sat 11.1
Jog 35 min; Walk 10 min.
2233 cal * 82g fat * 22g fiber * 70 oz water * 584 cal deficit

Sun 11.2
Pre-bkfst NT 53 min/5.8 mi; Walk 15 min.
2063 cal * 83g fat * 26g fiber * 70 oz water * 737 cal deficit

curvy shar on 11/03/2003:
Hey, thanks for the recipe! It's almost soup time here - cold, rainy weather. Take care of your back, now, and don't overdo it.


Soon2BThin on 11/03/2003:
Glad to hear you're doing better. I pampered myself today and just took the day off from exercise. My neck is being a pain in the neck, hah!


squiggly on 11/04/2003:
I agree standing and sitting hurt your back alot more than moving. I have a bad back and feel alot better some days moving around. I'm glad you are feeling better.



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