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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 02, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 24, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 155.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Weight's up by a gob. I took a break from it all (except for jogging) for the last few days. My measurements are pretty much up--I quit after taking my waist. I'm going back to recording my food and using Fitday today.

I pretty much have eaten just about what I wanted these last few days--a good break for me. Maybe I've gotten it (eating with abandon) out of my system for awhile. Doing a "free day" once a week doesn't work for me. Making reasonable choices does; that's the plan. If at first you don't succeed, try try again!

Jogging is part of my routine lately, or I probably wouldn't have gotten any meaningful exercise. I did do some gutter cleaning and some other chores that were quite strenuous. So I haven't been a total slug!

Cheers everyone!


Fitday Counting: Suspended until today

Activities:
2.21 Sat, Jog 30 min/DogJog 5 min
2.22 Sun, Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min
2.23 Mon, Jog 25 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 5 min

Good Breakfast: Zero days

geevee on 02/24/2004:
I know what you mean. I dropped out of DD's for a few weeks because I was so disgusted with my last plateau, but then I started thinking like I had before, that this was it. I really couldn't expect to lose any more weight, blah blah. I didn't really overdo it. That big, black cloud - OVERWEIGHT - WAS FIRMLY ENTRENCHED IN THE BACK OF MY MIND. It wouldn't leave me in peace. So then I lost two pounds and it was like a "new world". It's so hard to stay on the straight and narrow ALL the time. What a worthy goal.

Anyway, it's time to get back to business! Good for you.


breakaway on 02/24/2004:
YOur entry today made tons of sense. The "free" day's don't work for me either! ANd like you said if at first you don't succeed, try try again! That is so true becuase my day sucked today so I am going to try it again, and again and again until I do succeed! YOu keep up the good work and it's great that you found out that the free day is just not for you. At least you didn't waste months trying it out for size first. Hang in there, you will beat this!


Grayjay on 02/25/2004:
It's hard work counting and measuring and thinking about food all the time. Sometimes it's good to take a break. I think you're right. Making good choices most of the time works all the time. As long as you get back on track after the break... it's the way to go. Take care, Grayjay Deb


Soon2BThin on 02/25/2004:
I've found that I can't even take one "free day". If I could just lose the weight first and then have the free day sometimes, I think I could maintain. But I have to lose the weight first. Relaxing a bit for a day or two just doesn't work, I've finally discovered. (Took me long enough, didn't it?!) But sometimes you just have to get it out of your system. So free time is over. Let's get back to losing, okay? I'm with you!


Soon2BThin on 03/06/2004:
Hey, I hope you're doing okay. You are missed here. It's Saturday and haven't seen you here for awhile.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 21, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I wrote down my food--decided to take a bit of a day off from it all.

Cheers everyone!


Fitday Counting: Suspended for the day

Activities: Didn't count it

Good Breakfast: No

Grayjay on 02/21/2004:
Hi, Sometimes a break feels good. Don't you sometimes feel that all you do is worry about food? Hope you have a great week-end. Grayjay Deb



biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 20, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


You must always work not just within but below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two. If you can handle ten, then handle only five. In that way the ones you do handle, you handle with more ease, more mastery, and you create a feeling of strength in reserve. --Pablo Picasso

Not alot to say--I ate alot. Not real torn up about my food choices, still haven't been to the store. I did the jog about 30 minutes after the NordicTrack and it just about kicked my butt. High temp was about 80�F after snow on Saturday. Typical Texas Weather!

Cheers everyone!


2996 cal * 117g fat * 43g fiber * 60 oz water * 37 cal deficit

Activities: Cleaned garage;
NordicTrack, 63 min/7.0 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min

Good Breakfast: Yes

inmorning on 02/20/2004:
I still have that nordic track in my place and I am getting up enough courage to challenge the bugger. Good for you for going against it. You will be kicking its butt in no time.


leg_cramp! on 02/20/2004:
Cheers! Great saying, by the way. I went totally against it in my childhood - tried everything, was pretty decent at anything, and have mastered nothing. Hmm, definitely something to ponder! Have a great one today and stay strong!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 19, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. --Paul Tillich

I'm counting on Fitday again, but I'm in sore need of groceries--good ones! Doing well getting a good breakfast in, so far. Not sure about goals for Shamrock Challenge--will make my mind up soon!

Cheers everyone!


2246 cal * 108g fat * 15g fiber * 90 oz water * 370 cal deficit

Activities: Washed/groomed dog;
Airdyne (15.0 mi/64 min)

Good Breakfast: Yes

malh on 02/19/2004:
I liked your quote today, how true it is. And that to me is the most important thing...to accept ourselves. Keep up the good work. mary



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 18, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


In this age, which believes that there is a shortcut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. --Henry Miller

There's a mirror in the room where I use the Airdyne and it could sabotage me so badly if I let it. It must have been a reject from a "hall of mirrors," because my legs look no smaller than the first time I started using it about 3 years ago. And I know my legs are smaller--smaller in a regular mirror and smaller measurement-wise.

Mind you I do have big legs. I saw some program awhile back where this guy was getting implants in his calves because no matter how much he tried to bulk them up they stayed skinny. I don't have that problem. And I can actually pinch the skin, so I know I have very little fat back there. Still I can look at myself in that mirror and all I see is the same body from 3 years ago. I just have to remember it's not the same body!

Cheers everyone!


2345 cal * 99g fat * 25g fiber * 90 oz water * 381 cal deficit

Activities: Vacuumed car thoroughly;
Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min;
Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (5.0 mi/22 min)

Good Breakfast: Yes

breakaway on 02/18/2004:
It's wonderful that you didn't allow that to distract you or allow you to feel down about yourself. Just remember that you are doing great and you are LOOKING great! Hang in there!


grayjay on 02/18/2004:
It's pretty impressive you don't let it get you down. Maybe it's time to remove the mirror, or buy another standing mirror - one that doesn't distort your image. Keep going... you're doing a great job. Grayjay Deb


breakaway on 02/18/2004:
Hi! My scale was exactly the same as WW but no I have not been to weigh in for several months now. I would love to go back but not sure what there going to rake out from my wallet to rejoin. If it's to much I won't go back but I have still been following there points and doing very well at that.


inmorning on 02/18/2004:
I hate mirrors too for the most part. Pictures are the ones that get me the most though. Anyway, good for you for keeping going. annastasia


geevee on 02/18/2004:
I think my full length mirror was made at the same factory as yours. I was feeling so thin and then when I looked in the mirror I realized that I'm still fat. It ruined my afternoon!


Soon2BThin on 02/18/2004:
Phooey on that mirror! I'll bet you're looking great! Keep up the good work. And have a great day tomorrow.


shellybelly on 02/18/2004:
Nope..it's not the same body. Don't listen to mirrors...they are the enemy!!! :-) Take care and keep it up!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 17, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength. --August Wilson

My weight's up--I pretty much expected such after not really tracking the last 2 weeks. As for measurements, I took 'em! Arm is down, but the rest are unchanged or ever so slightly up. Also, what I've noticed in the last week or so is that the ring of fat right below my biceps on both arms is gone--shocking! Other than that I'm still working on the midriff dimples--they're still there.

I didn't get my Circ Aer Wkt in yesterday--was just feeling kind of a little too crappy to do it. Will get it in today.

I'm determined to make my "good breakfast" a habit. Starting today, I will make a note of it below--yes/no.

Hope you're having a good food choice day.

Cheers everyone!


1772 cal * 68g fat * 26g fiber * 60 oz water * 669 cal deficit
Activities: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Good Breakfast: No

TheMother on 02/17/2004:
I like the quote. It's very thought provoking. I must apologize for not giving you the sour cream coffee cake recipe. I think it was you who asked for it. If I remember to bring it into the office within the next day or so, I'll e-mail the info to you.

Keep up the great job you're doing. You've come a long way....

TM


malh on 02/17/2004:
Love the quote. Nothing is as powerful to me in seeing changes in my body. Great work...Mary


Soon2BThin on 02/17/2004:
Thanks for your comment. I sure need them right now. I've been struggling the past 2 days and not doing well. I really hate myself when I do this. But tomorrow is another day and I know, with the help of the DD, I'll be able to get back into it. Thanks again. You're doing great!


breakaway on 02/18/2004:
You will see such a big difference adding a "good" breakfast every day! You will be amazed at how much better it makes you feel. Good luck and great quote!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 16, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Why make the same mistake twice, when there are so many new ones available? --Unattributed

Cheers everyone!


1775 cal * 67g fat * 43g fiber * 60 oz water * 588 cal deficit
Activities: Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

curvy shar on 02/17/2004:
LOL. LOVE the quote!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 15, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.
--Marty Bucella

Happy Sunday!

We had a rare occurrence here overnight Friday into Saturday morning: Snow!--the kind that makes nice snow people and crunches when you walk in it! Very picturesque, covering everything, masking sounds, very serene.

I know alot of you--probably the majority, can't relate. You have so much snow year after year that you've had plenty after seeing it come down for 1 minute the first snowfall of the year. Not so around here. Our winter weather usually consists of a sleet or ice storm that makes driving ridiculous and dangerous. I've experienced snowfall like the one yesterday maybe 15 times in my 44 years. It was nice to see some decent snow people for a change:-)

Just enough--about 3 inches worth and lasted just long enough--it was gone by about 6 o'clock in the evening. I let my dog just get out and run outside (even though it was 5:30 a.m. and it was still coming down)--she had a blast! I came in, had a cup of coffee and went back to sleep for about 3 hours.

Cheers everyone!


2580 cal * 116g fat * 20g fiber * 90 oz water * -109 cal deficit

The following is a progress report for the last couple weeks for myself. In a nutshell, I've gotten about 30 oz water in every day, and I've been writing down my food in my little notebook, but have taken a break from Fitday--started back as of yesterday's food/exercise. However, I have been keeping up doing my Circuit Aerobic Workout every two days, my jogging and my NordicTrack.

Progress is as follows: On my measurements for 2 weeks ago (2.3), my Hip and Waist were down .5 inch each, Bust and Abdomen were down .25 inch each and the others were unchanged. My waist is below 32 inches since I don't know when.

Mon Feb 2: NordicTrack 69 min/8.0 miles;
Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Tue Feb 3: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 5 min

Wed Feb 4: Nordic Track 67 min/8.1 mi;
Circ Aer Wkt using the Airdyne (22 min/5.2 mi)

Thur Feb 5: NordicTrack 53 min/6.0 mi;
Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 5 min

Fri Feb 6: No Exercise

Sat Feb 7: Circ Aer Wkt using the NordicTrack (58 min/7.0 mi);
Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min

Sun Feb 8: NordicTrack 1 hr/7.2 mi (20 min @lvl 2);
Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min

Mon Feb 9: NordicTrack 1 hr/7.0 mi;
Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Tue Feb 10: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min;
Circ Aer Wkt using the Airdyne (33 min/7.6 mi)

Wed Feb 11: NordicTrack 44 min/5.3 mi;
Jog 30 min/Walk 5 min

Thur Feb 12: No Exercise

Fri Feb 13: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 74 min/8.4 mi;
Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min

Sat Feb 14: Jog 20 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Soon2BThin on 02/15/2004:
You're doing terrific!! And as I've said before, your exercise is incredible! Hope you have a good Sunday evening.


geevee on 02/15/2004:
Gollee! You've had a 40 pound weight loss! THAT is something! You mentioned your waist which is close to mine, an UNAPPEALING 33". I lose five pounds but the waist stays the same! Very discouraging, especially for someone who had a 24" waist in high school! I can't believe I was ever so tiny!


breakaway on 02/15/2004:
What fun for your dog! I would just die without snow for winter. I could never live where it never snowed. It's total relaxation for me when it does snow. I don't even mind to shovel it becuase it's my sanity! I love it! Anyway, your doing awesome and i just can't believe how much exercise you get in a day! That is just great! OH, and thanks so much for reminding me about my measurments lol I have been forgetting to have hubby measure me! I really want to get those so I know if I lose inches. How often you take measurements? I would probablly do once a month what do you think? Thanks and keep up the good worK!


inmorning on 02/16/2004:
As usual, you are doing great. Glad to see it. annastasia



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 12, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 150.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=25.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Maybe I'll get a regular entry in later . . . meantime ya' just gotta love popular culture. Atkins was obese at his death, of course I thought when I saw him interviewed in the last couple years, he looked like he'd had a chin lift as does Wynonna, who I thought was the mother, turns out she's the daughter. Looks like Dr Phil needs to lose a few pounds too to keep having the authority to tell everyone they need to lose weight. Isn't it refreshing to know that fame and fortune doesn't immunize people from denial?

But back to Wynonna. (I'm not a fan, so forgive me, or not:-) She's been paying a personal trainer for the last 3 years?:-/! She sounds like such a candidate for Oprah's Martyr Club. Oh everyone depends on her, so she's fat, so she eats. She sounds like she has garden-variety hatred of her job to me.

We've all had jobs we hate. If it's causing you that much pain and you hate yourself in turn, but it keeps you in enough money to pay a personal trainer for not doing a damn thing for you for the last 3 years--god almighty, get a f*ck*ng clue!

Then she admits she's been in therapy (did it help, guess not!), but she's going to Oprah (before the DWI) to interview for Oprah's Martyr Club, oh and to be totally insufferable while kissing up to Oprah. I'm sorry if you're a big fan (of Wynonna), but she came off as such a selfish, self-absorbed, searching for belly-button lint, dissing her mother, butthead! And BTW, what of the black mole next to her eye--what is that about? Shouldn't Oprah have told her to see a dermatologist immediately?

All-in-all, I guess it made me feel pretty good--I haven't paid a personal trainer so far, and so far I'm holding my own, as are many of us--good for us! Maybe when I get all the life problems of the billionaire Oprah and can troll for obese celebrities to exploit for their weight loss journey during sweeps week (Feb and May--god, she's a genius--hahaha!), I'll hire Bob Greene too. Makes me wonder who the rejects were--I guess Whoopi! wasn't interested since she's doing slim-fast. And god forbid she just picks someone from the audience to follow along their journey!

Oh well that's how I wasted about an hour of my precious time this evening--I just thought it was going to get better as the hour with Wynonna went on--it just got more and more insufferable and sappy--Yeccchhhhh! But then again I got this raving rant out of it, and the satisfaction of knowing that I've gotten this far on my very own--priceless!

Keep on keepin' on ya'll--if what you're doing is getting too easy (or boring), give yourself a chance to tweak your routine a little! And don't be too hard on yourself--it takes time, but it's worth it!

Did get in my exercise--woo-hoo! Cheers everyone!

curvy shar on 02/12/2004:
I just loved your entry today!


cat121 on 02/15/2004:
I enjoyed your entry- that is some motivation! May not have a personal trainer but at least I have a sense of ownership- am trying to take control of my own life. Anyhow...

My recital program for the upcoming is the Halsey Stevens sonata, the Porrino Concertino, an undetermined piccolo piece, and the Plog Animal Ditties for fun.

Have another lesson tomorrow- hopefully not a traumatic one, as they sometimes tend to be.

Have a great week- keep up the "non-martyrdom"!



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