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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 24, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.0; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'. --Henry Moore

You may ask yourself, "Why does she keep beating her head up against the wall?" It's a metaphor for what I seem to be doing--up, up, down, up, down, up--at least that's how I see it. It's sort of a slump, one that I'm determined to work through. I don't see me going back up to 189 anytime soon, but as I've said time and again, I'd like to at least be OUT OUT OUT of the OVERWEIGHT BMI category--145 pounds for me!

I've been consistent, but not been recording my stuff in Fitday.com, until yesterday. My water intake has been sporadic. My jogging IS consistent. I got in a Circ Aer Wkt (NordicTrack 4.5 mi/41 min) on Sunday--another scheduled for tomorrow. So I missed two of those workouts last week, which puts me off schedule a bit. All I can do is get back on track. It's a tough workout to get through, but it gets easier with each session and in the long run is worth it.

I'm up 1.5 pounds this week and my measurements are up .4 inch from original measurements on 7.27.

Happy Tuesday one and all!


2207 cal * 106g Fat * 26g Fiber * 56 oz Water * 226 cal Deficit
7% Activities

malh on 08/24/2004:
I like your quote for the day. How true we sometimes see the "years" goal and for me that overwhelms me, but if I take it a day at a time....or 5 pounds at a time. Right now, I'm doing the 5% at a time, that way it doesn't defeat me before I even start. Your determination will pay off....keep up the hard work.


gregnorahs on 08/24/2004:
Not giving up is more than half the battle. Your determination is inspiring.


Soon2BThin on 08/24/2004:
Boy, oh, boy, I'm right there with you, only my weight has gone even higher than yours. I always told myself I would never get over 160 again and here I am. What's going on with us? If you can find out, please let me know. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time this week. DH is gone and I'm on my own (except for #3 son, who lives with us). I really don't miss him so it's not that. And I guess I could be doing worse. It sure seems to not take much to throw me off course. Well, let's keep on truckin'. We can't give up!


legcramps on 08/25/2004:
You can do it! Find that inspiration! And when you do, let me know where it is so that I can get myself some too!!! Have a good day!



biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 20, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. --Boris Pasternak

Yep, I got in the Circuit Aerobic Workout--had one scheduled for yesterday, but didn't feel up to it after getting a tooth filled. So I just did a jog--jogged every day except for Sunday and Wednesday.

My measurements are steadily going down since my first measurement after going back to doing the weight work. So since 7.27--my baseline for this 6-week weight training thingy--my RtArm is up 1/8, RtCalf is down 1/8, Hip, Bust, and RtLeg are all down a half-inch, Wrist is down 1/16, Waist is down 1/4, and Abdomen is down 3/4. That's a grand total of 2.6 inches. (I only measure the right side of arm, leg, etc.) Weight is up a pound.

I'd like to keep up with this routine for about 6 weeks and see where I am. We shall see.

Cheers to everyone!


biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 17, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 15, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


No seconds, a little bit of everything, no snacking and have a good time. I think if you follow that, you're going to be healthy and wealthy and wise. --Julia Child

. . . who died this past week--2 days shy of her 92nd birthday--her kitchen is preserved in the Smithsonian--was an officer in the OSS, precursor of the CIA. This brought her to France, wherein she started cooking in her 30s--so there is hope for us all!

I got in a 25 min Jog/35 min Walk yesterday. I have a Circuit Aerobic Workout on tap for today.

Cheers to you all!

geevee on 08/15/2004:
I remember her black and white days oh, so well. There I'd be with my notebook madly writing everything down. This was pre/VCR era and before her cook book was published. I'd watch her every week and try out her recipes. She made boning a chicken look SO easy, and that's removing the bones without cutting the skin so you'd have the whole body intact without the bones. I remember watching in utter amazement. And how I loved her defense of butter. And a little more wine, Jacque. She sure will be sorely missed!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 14, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Ah, the Olympic Games--I'm really looking forward to the Naked Men's Volleyball(s) Event--hahaha! Really though, are they having Trampoline this time? I'll have to look it up. It was interesting to watch during the last Games. Strip Tiddlywinks anyone??? Hahahahaha!

For my exercise yesterday, Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min. Boy Howdy! That weight work kicks in with results really fast, I must say. I jogged (for the first time in I don't know when) about 70 yards farther on my regular
20 min route. I knew I was going faster, but I couldn't seem to tone it down. My body found it's own, faster pace. It was a new experience.

Cheers everyone!

Soon2BThin on 08/15/2004:
Thanks for the advice. I have never been one to scrimp on walking shoes so now I will get really good running shoes, as you said. Any day now I may get started on the jogging, I don't know. I feel soooo self-concious at the gym though. It will have to be a day when I have more confidence in myself. I know, silly, but I can't help it. You're doing great!



biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 13, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I got in the aforementioned Circuit Workout using my NordicTrack
(4.2 mi/44 min). I also got in a Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min. It was good to do some weight work--it makes me really tired as the evening wears on, but somehow also makes the jog easier.

Cheers to you all!

Soon2BThin on 08/14/2004:
Wow, it sounds like you're doing great with the exercise! I want to start jogging one of these days. Do you have any advice for me? Have a good weekend!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 12, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Hello All!

Long time, no entry--last one for me was 7.26--I think I'll post fairly regularly now. In July I jogged 26 out of 31 days. I'm still jogging every day so far this month. Jogging in moderation is better than finding when you skip 2-3 days, it's like pulling teeth to get the body to cooperate like before. I did a Circuit Aerobic Workout last week for the first time in a while. I have one planned for today as well. My weight is down a half-pound from when I posted last, it's been up, down, and all around.

I'm going to read the entire book, Overcoming Overeating by Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter, (I stopped about 2/3 through). I would like to seriously embrace it. It is something that may be doable for me, because I have found that I just don't want to eliminate any food from my diet. I just enjoy food too much. I don't really feel guilty about eating, but overeating it is something that became a habit at some point in my life. I want to try this on for myself and see how it works.

I feel for any of you with an eating disorder such as bulimia or anorexia (although I don't really understand it). Overeating is a precursor to those, so it probably is "disordered" eating as well. It just took me a while to make a connection to overeating and emotion. In fact, at points in this diary I have said that I don't "emotionally eat"--I have known since I picked this book up and started reading it that I definitely do.

I'll continue to use Fitday, but it's numbers to go by, not a religion for crying out loud!

I'm just about where I was 1 year ago weightwise--except that it was a NEW LOW last year. Sure I want to get to my goal/goals, but not at the expense of becoming all consumed and then putting all the pounds (or even more) back on. When I was at 189, I truly didn't think I'd make it down 10 pounds. Dealing with my head (and how I feel about losing weight and looking/feeling better) has been more of a challenge than dealing with my body. It never dawned on me that that would be the case when I first started this great adventure.

Hope you are having a good food day--Cheers to you all!

gigi43 on 08/12/2004:
That's the book I read last year and am now embracing it - it's working well for me. I really think you just have to exercise almost every day. Let me know how it goes for you!


legcramps on 08/12/2004:
Hi! It's good to see you're back! I agree with you when you say that overeating is a 'disorder'. And i've always told myself too that I was never an emotional eater, but i'm realizing now that I really am. And a good one at that! Good luck in your quest, we are all behind you 100%. Have a good day today.


geevee on 08/12/2004:
Hi Biscotti! Just wanted to thank you for introducing me to Real Age. It sure helped me get through that yearly dreaded mammogram. This time I was prepared for when the gal comes back to say another x-ray is needed. "The left breast, right?"Yes. And sure enough, this time it was okay again, but I wasn't such a wreck because of what I had read on Real Age. THANKS!


Soon2BThin on 08/12/2004:
Welcome back! You were missed. It sounds like you're still hanging in there. I never had a doubt! I find it so hard to not be entirely consumed with the ways of eating, the whats of eating, the exercise and, of course, the scale at all times when I'm really working at it, like right now. And I really wish I could kind of relax about it all but it feels like it's constantly on my mind. Then I burn out, I guess, and go my merry way, the way of the non-dieter-exerciser once again. But I'm working on it. Have a great Friday the 13th!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 11, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 26, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.5

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


A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes. --Mark Twain

My exercise for yesterday consisted of almost 2 hours of yard
clean-up--I hated it. Bending, stooping, cutting limbs and pulling crap out of the ground just isn't my idea of fun. However, it's good exercise.

I'm not someone for whom yardwork is "therapy." I used to hear that from people alot--"Gardening is my therapy!" It would be MY eternal
hell--but, it had to be done. And I'm not quite finished. Actually the entire thing needs to be replanted with a better kind of ground cover, because this stuff dies every summer for a month or two and then comes back.

Tomorrow is my weigh-in and measurements day. Whatever the results, I'll post--I'm still "watching it" with the choices, so I'm gonna have a loss sooner or later. JellyBelly asked what my goal was. Well, for the near future, it's 145--that will get me out of the "overweight" BMI category. More importantly, I'd like to get stronger (consistent weight lifting) and just a little bit faster with my jogging. Maybe I'll even be able to call it running--actually at the moment, it could be called plodding--hahaha!

Cheers to you all!


1856 cal * 52g Fat * 36g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 678 cal Deficit
12% Activities

borntocry on 07/26/2004:
Same here - I feel like my "running" is more like "plodding" sometimes. At the moment I more or less jog one lap, walk half a lap, jog five laps, walk half a lap, and then run one lap as fast as I can. What do you think is the best way to increase speed? And which is more important - to increase speed or distance? Anyway, good luck!


geevee on 07/26/2004:
I thought I was the only one outside my family with what we call the "slow" gene. Running races in school, I'd always come in dead last. Fortunately I was never in a competetive swimming situation or that interest might have been killed at an early age, because I'm equally slow in the water. Racing is definitely not for me. I'm all for long and slow. I can swim for well over an hour and never stop or be out of breath or tired. I have stamina but as for speed, I'm in low gear.


gigi43 on 07/26/2004:
Thanks for the welcome back - I was happy to see your name and a couple other familiar names too. Any idea whatever happened to golightly? She was only around for about a month when I came here last time but I enjoyed her entries so much and I wish she would post again. Anyway, good luck on the jogging and keep up your good work - you've been losing consistently for what looks like 3 years now, which is truly an inspiration!


breakaway on 07/26/2004:
Eternal Hell is exactly how I see yard work lol. I dont' blame you a bit~! Your doing terrific and I have really missed reading your entries. So glad that your still here and working as hard as ever. It's very encouraging to see that. I plan on coming back real soon and working on this again but until then I hope you have a great week! Keep up the good work!


Soon2BThin on 08/03/2004:
Hi, just checking up on you to see if things are okay. We miss you here. Take care.


legcramps on 08/05/2004:
Where are you? I hope everything's okay in your life, we sure are missing your entries. We all want to know how you're doing. Please post soon!!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 25, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 155.5

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


I continued watching it and making better choices. There's a fine line between good and bad in my book. It's easy to stay right on the edge, neither trying nor giving up, at least it is for me--kinda sick. That's the way I am about alot of things.

I didn't feel at all deprived. I felt like I was getting a grip for a change. It takes some pre-preparation and a little more elbow grease, but it's worth it. For my exercise: Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min.

Today is the 2-year anniversary of my return to jogging--I'm very proud and humbled by this accomplishment of mine.

Cheers to you all!


1983 cal * 67g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 458 cal Deficit
8% Activities

Scruffy on 07/25/2004:
Scruff was here :-)



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