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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 12, 2003
(Pre-Bkf Cardio/1500-1800kCal/Fat <40 g/90 oz H20)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
My Current Goal: ??? by August ??
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Here is my exercise for the last few days.

Fri 8.8: Jog 33 min (19-14)
Sat 8.9: Jog 30 min
Sun 8.10: Jog 35 min (12-13-5-5)
Mon 8.11: Jog 30 min

I'm just about a day away from the end of "Back2Basics for Two Weeks." I haven't been watching my food at all for the last few days. I'm going back to exercising before breakfast and watching fat and calories (or at least using FitDay every day for awhile). This is my usual weigh-in day, but I didn't do that. I'm sure I'm up a few pounds--almost all my measurements are up at least a quarter-inch today.

It's so easy to lose ground at this effort. It's hard to face that fact even when the numbers bear it out (by going up and up). If I keep up the rate I've been for the last week or so--I'll probably be up 10 pounds in a month or less.

There was one day I was jogging that I swear my legs felt just like two logs clonking down the road. It was cooler right after a rain, but the humidity was awful. It took forever to get into it that day.

Exercise will only take me so far--I've jogged for 26 out of the last 32 days--which is personally gratifying, but I need to apply that same perseverance and absence of fear of failure to my food choices. Oh, and taking it one day at a time can't hurt:-)

Oh to have the metabolism of my 15-year-old self (and no cares of "food choice"). I will get below the overweight BMI soon--with time and patience, good food choices, and Pastagal's One day at a time and Consistency will help you get to your goal faster. Hope you're hangin' in there PastaGal:-)

Hope you all have a good food choice day!


biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 08, 2003
(Back2Basics For Two Weeks--Drink >80 oz Water/day)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Tues 8.5: No meals on plan; >90 oz water; 1 or 2 cheats
Wed 8.6: No meals on plan; >90 oz water; 3 cheats
Thur 8.7: No meals on plan; >70 oz water; many cheats

Hi there!

I lost my way foodwise--not much else to say--I let myself go! I got in a jog for all days: Tues 30 min; Wed 30 min (19-11); Thurs 40 (23-6-11). Still feeling good jogging except for the heat.

On my jog last night, I was the victim of an unfortunate "redneck in a pick 'em up truck" smooshing a toad under his/her front tire incident. I could feel the toad juice splashing all over me as the unlucky creature was crushed under the weight of BillyJoe's dumbass hauler.

Poor toadie-oadie! A**hole pickup-driving dumba**!

So, it's back on track tomorrow for the last 5 days of the "Two Weeks."


biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 05, 2003
(Back2Basics For Two Weeks--Drink >80 oz Water/day)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


No meals on plan; >70 oz water; no cheats

Happy Tuesday!

I'm still writing down my food. I got in a 30 min jog yesterday. Because of the heat (even at 8 p.m.) there aren't alot of people out exercising. But there are two older (early 70s) women I see just about every evening at some point of my jog--this has been going on for at least 2 months. They don't just walk up the street for 5 or 10 min--they go at least for a half hour.

If you're finding it hard to get motivated to exercise for yourself, maybe thinking about family or friends who either are no longer with you--ones you know would be cheering you on in your endeavor, or ones who, because of physical limitations, can't get out anymore. Just a thought:-)

Hope your day is going well!

gigi43 on 08/05/2003:
Thanks for the words of encouragement and sharing your story - it helps so much to know that other people understand how hard this is! Par tof it is feeling guilty for being away from the family for an hour but my husband told me that was ridiculous, that I need that time to exercise, and I know he's right. So I'm gonna go again today no matter what! Good luck to you!


SoccerMom on 08/05/2003:
Wooo-hoooo! Just <i>look</i> at YOU! Down another pound, with just three to go by the 19th. I <i>know</i> you can do it! Keep that body moving, and remember to always ~~SMILE!~~



biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 04, 2003
(Back2Basics For Two Weeks--Drink >80 oz Water/day)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


No meals on plan--pretty much skipped lunch; >70 oz water; no cheats

I've gotta go to the grocery store! I can't eat on plan if I don't have decent food!

For exercise I did a 25 min jog. This was different--my endurance was noticeably improved. A good thing--keeps me going!

Hope you have a good one!

Kirby T on 08/05/2003:
Your day sounded pretty good, especially the part about your endurance improving. Keep up the great job you are doing!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 03, 2003
(Back2Basics For Two Weeks--Drink >80 oz Water/day)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


2 out of 3 meals on plan; 90 oz water; 1 cheat--small piece of chocolate (with raisins and almonds)

Woo-hoo! A new low! Down 1.5 pounds--yiiii-hah!

For exercise I did a 35 min jog.

Hope you're having a good day!

A large family, with seven children, moved to a new city. They were having a difficult time finding an apartment to live in. Many apartments were large enough, but the landlords objected to the large family. After several days of searching, the father asked the mother to take the four younger children to visit the cemetery, while he took the older three to find an apartment.

After they had looked most of the morning they found a place that was just right. Then the landlord asked the usual question:

"How many children do you have?"

The father answered with a deep sigh, "Seven...but four are with their dear mother in the cemetery."

Notes to self:
1. dietitian.com recommends Fat:25% Protein:15% Carbohydrate:60% (sometime ago)
2. Took 23 days to lose first 10 pounds (189-179)
3. Took 68 days to lose second 10 pounds (179-169)
4. Took 586 days to lose third 10 pounds (169-159) UPDATE!
5. And:-), 99 days and counting to lose fourth 10 pounds (159-149).

Kirby T on 08/04/2003:
Congratulations on your weight loss. You are doing great! Keep up the wonderful job you are doing!

Cheryl



biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 02, 2003
(Back2Basics For Two Weeks--Drink >80 oz Water/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


1 out of 3 meals on plan; 90 oz water; no cheats

I actually missed my lunch. I still needed to eat before jogging, so I ate some triscuits with a bit of peanut butter (Smucker's all natural--no hydrogenated oil--just the peanuts, ma'am!). I did just fine--did a 25 min jog--no stops--actually I felt amazingly good! Instead of gatorade, I mixed a little orange juice with water and a pinch of salt.

Haven't checked my calories yet--may wait until the 2 weeks are over--maybe not. Even though I didn't eat a ton yesterday or on plan--I feel like I got plenty to eat.

Hope you're having a good one!


biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 01, 2003
(Back2Basics For Two Weeks--Drink >80 oz Water/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


2 out of 3 meals on plan; 90 oz water; 1 cheat--soda

Well, I'm back down to my low of 156.5 today. Breakfast and lunch were right on track. Supper was a bit of a mixed bag. And I outright cheated when I drank a soda--had run out of gatorade for after my jog and just needed a little something else to wet my whistle! Gatorade is not on this plan either, but calorie-wise, it's lower than the same amount of fruit juice. (Duh, I guess there's always water--haha!)

For my exercise, I did a 35 min jog (18-5-5-5-2). I was totally spent after this. I don't think I've ever felt that way. I've been kind of wiped out after a jog, but not to the point where I just couldn't go on. This was very different for me. I think I simply didn't eat enough an hour or so before I went out. It had been more like 3 or 4 hours before (not that I was hungry). So I learned another little thing--a good thing!

For the month of July, I jogged 19 days (goal was every other day)--woo-hoo!

Hope you're having a good one!


biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 31, 2003
(Back2Basics For Two Weeks--Drink >80 oz Water/day)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I'm going back to my "original" plan--you know--the one I originally did--originally??? (hahahaha!)

And I plan to continue my usual exercise. The plan consists of writing down what I eat and using FitDay, but with no calorie or deficit counting per se. No "cheating," no room for overeating, and eating regular meals. If I have a craving--I wait it out and report it here (in all its glory!:-). It's a little low on complex carbs per meal, but with the exercise I may supplement that plan just a bit.

Fruit/veg/protein/fiber/water--basic!

No exercise yesterday.

Notes to self:
1. dietitian.com recommends Fat:25% Protein:15% Carbohydrate:60% (sometime ago)
2. Took 23 days to lose first 10 pounds (189-179)
3. Took 68 days to lose second 10 pounds (179-169)
4. Took 221 days to lose third 10 pounds (169-159)
5. And:-), 97 days and counting to lose fourth 10 pounds (159-149).


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jul 30, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


5% Activities; >80 oz Water; Deficit=581

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. --Piet Hein

Happy Wednesday!

This color is in honor of the dead lawn haha! Yesterday was a bit of a dry run to attempt a conscious loss; recording what I eat in my little notebook, using FitDay, and counting my water. I got in a 20 min jog for my exercise yesterday.

7.25 Fri: Jog 20 min
7.26 Sat: No exercise. Except during a long cellphone call I paced around and back and forth in the kitchen for about 2 hours--have to do that indoors or the signal cuts out--so I guess I burned a bit there:-)
7.27 Sun: Jog 35 min (21-14)
7.28 Mon: Jog 25 min

Hope you're having a good day!

Soon2BThin on 07/30/2003:
Thanks for asking. Mom is doing okay. She had a procedure done on her back, a small surgery, yesterday in the hospital. She was in quite a bit of pain afterward. Don't know when she will be able to go home. I think we're slowly going through that transition of Mother becoming child and child becoming Mother. Hah! I spent most of the day at the hospital yesterday with her. I'm just taking a hiatus right now from diet and exercise, although, before this, I wasn't doing so well either. I think Saturday should be a good day to buckle down and get at it seriously, I hope. I'm just not ready yet. You're doing great!



biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 25, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 152 by August 19
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Activities, Water, Deficit: Temporary Hiatus!

Today marks 1 year of fairly regular jogging for me! I'm just so psyched because when I started I had thoughts that I'd have to give up because my knees wouldn't be able to take it. Au contraire--one year on, that's the last problem I'm having and I owe about 90% of my good luck to shoe choice and that I always look forward to getting out there and finishing my outing.

Not to mention that when I started I was just about 10 pounds heavier. My goal was to lose 15 pounds. So here I am (I was thinking about this during my 40 min jog last evening) making that my goal once again. I have a visual of what 15 pounds is as well as what it feels like--my weights that I use for weight work--and it's just too much to carry around anymore. My first (smaller) goal is to lose 6 pounds.

I'm going to give it that old college try again. Watching what I eat, exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, and getting plenty of rest (not the easiest thing for me). Here I go again!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend--stay cool!


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