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biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 02, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Hi All!

I took a break from meaningful exercise and counted my 5 hours driving as my activity--it doesn't burn much according to Fitday (a little less than 1 calorie/minute), but it is a little better than demonstrating couch potato tendencies! If I had just driven for 5 more hours I could have broken even on my calorie deficit--haha!

I just wanted to account for my calories, etc--gimme that old time accountability:-) Cheers everyone!


2972 cal * 102g fat * 15g fiber * 25 oz water * -297 cal deficit

Scruffy on 10/03/2003:
Do your stats help keep you more accountable to you? I haven't really been counting and was curious.


breakaway on 10/03/2003:
Cheers to yoU! Your doing a great job! Keep it up.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 01, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I took a 25 min jog yesterday. For this month I jogged a total of 24 days.

I am going to attempt to structure my eating the next few days starting tomorrow. I don't really want to, but I'll try. This cooler weather just amplifies my appetite:-) At this point, I'm not having a problem with exercise like I've read a few of us are. But I am having a similar problem with my eating. I don't want to curb myself. I don't have gastrointestinal problems (unless you want to count that cartoon tapeworm, Timmy, who rears his ugly head and causes me to eat over 3000 calories every now and then:-) So in that way I sympathize with everyone who hates to exercise. I hate to tell myself to not eat this or that.

So there's a fine line between failure and success, or maintaining and losing. I just know that I can do it. I have been at this for far too long in my book. I don't have a good excuse, but I have a theory as to why I'm still at it. It means an end to something--even though I know maintaining whatever my "comfy weight" ends up being means eternal vigilance:-) I don't like for things to end. Is there a "Don't Want It To Enders Anonymous?"

I know it sounds like procrastination--I have that in huge amounts too. This is a little different although it does encompass alot of the procrastinator's attitudes. I'm sure there are more than a few of ya'll who can identify even a little. And maybe even have some insight--I'm kinda stupid 'til some things fly up and smack me in the forehead--haha!

Hope you're having a good one! Cheers!


2897 cal * 115g fat * 44g fiber * 70 oz water * -103 cal deficit

Soon2BThin on 10/01/2003:
Isn't it funny, even though we've been doing this awhile, we still keep learning new things about ourselves. I think when we start accepting things about ourselves, it helps to go on and accomplish the things we want. Good luck with the diet and keep up with the good work on the exercise.


garlic on 10/01/2003:
Thanks for your comment to me but it's YOU that has the admirable discipline. It amazes me how long you have been at this exercise!!! You are admired - by me!!!! I hope I'm in it for the long haul but I usually fizzle out. I'm hoping that this time is different. But you got some serious staying power!!!!


Scruffy on 10/02/2003:
You are definitely consistent and focused. I wish you success on however you change your plan, but you probably don't need my wishes, you seem very strong and you will succeed :-)


curvy shar on 10/02/2003:
I can relate! I don't feel that way now, but I certainly have LOTS of times in the past. You want to be successful at losing weight, but there's a part of you that doesn't. It's the part of you that says, "That person doesn't like me because I'm overweight," or "I was passed over for promotion because I'm overweight." Losing the weight means that you may have to face other issues, and can't hide behind the fat barrier any more. And sometimes that's just scary to be faced with your own shortcomings, and your own issues!

Hope the rest of your day is a good one!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 30, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Tuesday!

I'm always happy to answer any questions, sometimes it takes me forever to answer, but . . . anyway.

I'm at the same weight for this week's weigh-in--imagine that:-) However, my measurements are down except for Waist (+1/8), Bust (+.5), and Abdomen (+.75). The others are Calf (-1/8), Arm (-.25), Leg (-3/8), Wrist (-1/16), and Hip (-3/8).

For exercise the last few days:
Sat 9.27: Jog 30 min
Sun 9.28: Jog 25 min (checked mileage, was 2.2 mi)
Mon 9.29: Jog 35 min

I really ate just whatever I wanted this week--I didn't reach or exceed 3000 calories on any day--that's a good thing:-) I didn't eat tons of junk, but I could be a little more disciplined. Actually a lot more. Not deprived, deprivation doesn't work for me. Better choices should work, but after all we have to actually make better choices--a struggle, but well worth it!

Here are some links you may be interested in: Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Health Central Cool Tools Home Body Fat Test: I used to get my body fat measured when I had a gym membership--but this is something to measure your progress on your own. Something to "go by."

In response to LaFemme_Loca's question about fiber, here are some quotes from back in my diary when others have asked me about it, maybe it will help someone else:

"Do not ask me where all the fiber came from. I had my usual bran, a few carrots and a couple of bananas. Bananas don't have a ton of fiber, but 15 baby carrots (according to FitDay) have 4.5 g fiber. Also 1 svg Jell-O FF Pudding has 1.8 g fiber, hmmmm . . ."

"Kyrin asked about how I get so much fiber into my diet. My carb intake is consistently around 45-50% of my total calories. So within that I generally try to eat high fiber crackers, cereal, and bread. I don't eat an awful lot of pasta, but there are some good-tasting (in my opinion) whole wheat pastas out there. I tend to overeat pasta, so I don't choose it very often. Also doing half brown rice and half white rice is a good way to get more fiber. Again I don't eat an awful lot of rice. It's usually for a dinner with others, I wouldn't fix it just for me.

A sample of fiber content of some things:
1 Boca Burger (Flame Grilled)--4 g fiber, 4 g fat
1 Boca Burger Original--4 g fiber, 1 g fat;

1 svg (7 crackers) Reduced Fat Triscuit, 4 g fiber, 3 g fat;

Shredded Wheat 'n Bran (18 pieces), 2.5 g fiber--when I first started including this in my diet, it was as a substitute for melba toast in the diet I was originally doing--couldn't find it, so I modified it by using
this--6 pieces per meal. I don't really do this most days--if I did I'd probably weigh much less by now. The truth is it's filling, but boring as a food.

Apple (7.5 oz), 5.3 g fiber

Kiwi fruit, 2.5 g fiber

Popcorn (6 c popped), about 5 g fiber

Brown Rice (one-half cup), about 2 g fiber

Miller's Bran (one-third cup), 9 g fiber--my "magic fiber bullet" hahaha! There are some good hi-fiber cereals that compete with this, Kashi Good Friends for one.

Uncle Sam Cereal, 10 g fiber/1 cup

That about covers it for a few higher fiber things. Thanks for asking, I hope it helps others too."


Sat 9.27:
2814 cal * 118g fat * 37g fiber * 45 oz water * 20 cal deficit
Sun 9.28:
2859 cal * 132g fat * 37g fiber * 70 oz water * -57 cal deficit
Mon 9.29:
2714 cal * 110g fat * 46g fiber * 45 oz water * 138 cal deficit

Scruffy on 09/30/2003:
Great entry :-)


breakaway on 10/01/2003:
What a wonderful job your doing! Keep up the great work!


inmorning on 10/01/2003:
Cool sites, hey thanks for the kind words.I so appreciate you and your determination. I want so much to be as "regular" as you are around here. Sorry for the pun on your fiber intake. :~) annastasia



biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 29, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8



1969 cal * 96g fat * 32g fiber * 90 oz water * 1209 cal deficit

2814 cal * 118g fat * 37g fiber * 45 oz water * 20 cal deficit

Numbers are legit--but this is not my full entry--update later!

ThinLee on 09/29/2003:
Hi! Sorry to hear about your dental work; I hope you are feeling much better today.

I was checking our your calories, and I wanted to know how you figure out when and how to adjust your total caloric intake. I ask because there is quite a difference between the 2814 and the 1969. Were you doing more physical activity, or did you go out to eat and have something special, etc?


curvy shar on 09/29/2003:
Hope your mouth is feeling better now! Did you have your BMI professionally measured? I have been trying to figure out how best to do this. I can't seem to figure out those damn little calipers.


legcramp on 09/29/2003:
legcramp was here ;)


breakaway on 09/30/2003:
Breakaway was here :D Doing great!!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 27, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Accountability: it's there at the bottom--if you want to read it. I've read it, didn't weep, but I must move on.

I got in a jog of 35 min. Always exhilarating!

Here's the info on fiber I promised lafemmeloca:


2632 cal * 114g fat * 13g fiber * 45 oz water * 228 cal deficit


biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 26, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Just had to add a quick update.

I missed both breakfast and lunch yesterday. I spent 3 hours in a dentist's chair. Got a crown--didn't make me feel much like a queen, but getting my teeth cleaned and finding I had -0- cavities was good. Who can complain about being pyorrhea-free and devoid of chunks of tartar up in your gum pockets--haha!

Didn't jog--mouth was slightly throbbing, so I chose to rest instead of kill myself. Have gotten 7 hours of sleep for the last 2 nights--a big deal for me!

I'll include the fiber example info in my next entry:-)


1507 cal * 66g fat * 7g fiber * 90 oz water * 973 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/26/2003:
Sorry to hear about your crown. Sounds a tad bit painful but good for you for having NO cavities! Take care and rest up for tomorrow!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 25, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


My numbers are out of it--again--but I don't care much--not today. I got on a roll with about 30 (oops!--that was supposed to be 3) hours of yard work--cleaning a small bit of gutterwork with leaf blower, weedeating, sweeping, sawing, blowing sidewalk, and bundling/tying up tree limbs. I intended to only finish the yard, but I got a little carried away--these limbs have been sitting around for at least 2 weeks, so I'm glad I did it. I could've put this off for months!

Finally I got in a 25 min jog and afterward a total of about 10 min walking. I earned it and enjoyed the heck out of it!

I hope you all have a good food choice day!


1969 cal * 96g fat * 32g fiber * 90 oz water * 1209 cal deficit

legcramp on 09/25/2003:
Wow, you sure got a lot done!! Way to go!!

legcramp was here ;)


malh on 09/25/2003:
WOW...do you hire out????? Sounds like what I need to be doing here, if I could find that time that I'm actually at home.


breakaway on 09/25/2003:
Great exercise today! WOW you did get carried away! Good job, keep up the good work!


lafemme_loca on 09/25/2003:
Where do you get all your fiber ??? Is it in a supplement or in what you eat ??? :) Inquiering minds want to know. :)


curvy shar on 09/26/2003:
Sounds like you had a good day! Hope today is even better.


ThinLee on 09/26/2003:
You're making me look bad...gotta get out there and clean up the yard. Want to come help? I'll make you a wonderful fruit salad. :-)


restellastarr on 09/26/2003:
You are so the same and I just love that :) Gasoline in my eye and "I just hate when that happens" !!! Wonderful. I feel so happy for you and all of this work that you have continued to do while I frittered away the days...... I am looking forward to reading about your ways and your ideas for us also. Missed you.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 24, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get
yourself back. --Mick Jagger

A little too high on calories, way too high on fat (grocery store here I come), and great on the water. For activity I did almost 2 hours of mowing, sweeping, and picking up in the yard.

I got gasoline in my eye and my contact lens--I hate it when that happens. Normally, I'm very very careful with gasoline, but I flicked the filler tube out of the opening somehow and it splashed in my eye. Also I normally have on sunglasses and didn't yesterday.

I didn't jog again--my left buttock was still sore. I haven't had a shot there in years, but that's what it felt like. I think I'll be able to get back to it today. It's good to take time off and get out of our comfort zones--right?!?

I hope you're having a good activity--move your body so you feel good kind of day:-) Cheers to you all!


1863 cal * 59g fat * 44g fiber * 90 oz water * 1038 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/24/2003:
That's good that your taking a break especially if you still in pain. Your muscles are doing some big time healing it seems, and before you damage them again they need to heal a little. That's what my trainer always told me anyhow. Well, you have a great day today and will catch your entry tomorrow!


legcramp on 09/24/2003:
Great quote!! OUCH gasoline! I hope your eye is feeling better soon!! Good to hear you're taking some time off, best to take care of yourself first, before running off and doing something that might sabotage your body AND soul!! Have a great day today!


malh on 09/24/2003:
Ouch be careful there. THanks for the info on the site. I checked it out and its a very informative site.


Soon2BThin on 09/24/2003:
I haven't even started the Dr. Phil book yet. I just found a new author I like, Janet Evanovich, and I'm trying to get caught up with all her books right now. Dr. Phil will have to wait. I'm feeling like I will probably be disappointed there too. Hope you have a great day!


curvy shar on 09/25/2003:
I love the quote! And it is so true. I fight almost on a daily basis with the "I have to be perfect" mentality. Hope today is a good one!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 23, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Gotta Change My Frame Of Mind!

Going up a half-pound rather sucks. I haven't made the best food choices the last few days, so there's no mystery! Going back to
40g fat/day for the next week.

I took a 40 min walk. No jog--apparently my gluteus maximus had a few complaints about my exercise. I wasn't in great pain, but I could tell major exercise was not the answer:-) Neither was a foot-long coney--but it did hit the spot--haha!

As for measurements, they're all down slightly from Sep 9, except Abdomen is down 1-1/8 inches, Waist is up 1/8 inch.

Cheers to you all!

Later . . . I just wanted to share a site I just checked out--www.nutridiary.com--at first glance it's like FitDay.com and it's free. As some of you may know FitDay doesn't let you go over a certain weight--well this one does, and I think it's got a few more features than FitDay. So if you're just starting out, try it--it may be just the thing!


2816 cal * 115g fat * 32g fiber * 45 oz water * -100 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/23/2003:
Your doing great! I wish my glutteus Maximus was complaining at me lol. Mine keeps telling me work me work me! Have a great day today!



biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 22, 2003
(2000 Cal * <60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Monday!

Had some quite good Mexican food yesterday. In the evening I got in a 30 min jog (17-13). Tomorrow is weigh-in/measurements day!

Cheers one and all!


2559 cal * 97g fat * 32g fiber * 45 oz water * 270 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/22/2003:
Good luck on weight and measurment day ! I wish you good luck. HOpe you have a great day today


breakaway on 09/22/2003:
About your comment today. I'm sure it's alot of things...but the biggest thing is I just learned how to say no to things. I would love to eat them but I just go back to seeing this program on tv. There was a really large women about 525 and she lost a little over 300lbs. In order to WALK normal she had to get 35 lbs of fat cut off her body! That is just so scary! I will not do it any more and maybe end up like her. It was horrible horrible pain for her recovery. Months and months of pain. I am not willing to go through that so I just go through some of this Easy pain and get it done this time. I will never forget that program. The name of it was "A Trash can of skin". Very inspiring for me I have to say. I'm glad I watched it. I just have an over abundance of strength right now. I should have taped the program so I can always have it when I do badly. Have a great day today.


phocust on 09/22/2003:
Wow, I love how you show where you've come from and your "stats" for each day! It's so cool! I will try to be so organized. Thank you for your comments on my first entry. It helps to know that someone's watching my progess (or decline) to keep me on my toes! :)


Scruffy on 09/22/2003:
Scruff was here :-)


ThinLee on 09/23/2003:
Hi! I really enjoyed reading your postings. Keep up the fabulous job you're doing!



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