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biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 11, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Saturday! Whole milk, sour cream (albeit light), cafe latte, and chocolate chip ice cream--Oh My! That did it--red colored anti-deficit below--poo!

For both Thursday and yesterday I got in a 30 min jog. I was sort of pushing myself, because no jog scheduled for today. Pushed a little too hard I guess--have a little left knee pain--plus the weather is damply damp. Planning on a slight weight workout and exercise on the Airdyne.

I'm proud of not going over 3000 calories lately--I was making that an at least once weekly habit there for awhile. A small victory, but still a victory--yeah! Did a little better with the water drinking these 2 days too!

I'm going to go find at least one pair of blue jeans that fit. I have a couple of old colored jeans that I couldn't get into for about 8 years--that's a problem; they're hardly presentable except to cut them off and use them as shorts. It is nice to know that I'm at least at that point. I won't say BACK at that point, because if there's one thing I know, there's no going BACK--my body's not the same. The one pair of shorts I had that I had bought in the spring are getting baggy--for real:-) So that's the story with my wardrobe pantswise--baggy, saggy, and getting baggier. A good thing!

Cheers everyone!

Thurs 10.9:
2357 cal * 101g fat * 43g fiber * 90 oz water * 161 cal deficit
Fri 10.10:
2731 cal * 131g fat * 22g fiber * 90 oz water * -91 cal deficit

srchng4sknny on 10/11/2003:
Isn't it nice when your clothes start to feel a little looser? I'm just getting there myself. Great job on the exercise and the water! Keep it up! Have a great day!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 09, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Oooo-K! I can dig it--154.5 pounds--a new low! No it's not my regular weigh-in day, but I'll take it! After all, I did it!

I took a 35 min jog last evening. My plan was to do only 30, but I miscalculated the minutes it would take to get back to a certain point and, since it had started to rain lightly, I wanted to get back home. So I added the extra 5 and it just about did me in. The air was heavy and sooo humid, not good for breathing. I made it, no damage done!

Cheers everyone!

2390 cal * 93g fat * 24g fiber * 70 oz water * 176 cal deficit

legcramp on 10/09/2003:
ooooo Congrats!!! And way to push yourself those extra 5 minutes - sometimes, that's all it takes to get those pounds to start coming off again!!! Have a great day today and stay strong!!

srchng4sknny on 10/09/2003:
Congrats on the weight loss and for doing a great job on your exercise! I would like to start jogging after I lose a few more pounds, but I have very weak knees and it hurts right now. I'm hoping after I strengthen them through walking, I'll be able try jogging. Keep up the great work!

shellybelly on 10/09/2003:
Hey!! Congrats on the loss!! Keep it up! :-)

curvy shar on 10/10/2003:
Way to go! Keep it up! Hope you have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 08, 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 did a 30 min jog yesterday.

I hope you're having a good food choice day! Cheers everyone!

2325 cal * 81g fat * 44g fiber * 70 oz water * 174 cal deficit

legcramp on 10/08/2003:
legcramp was here ;)

Scruffy on 10/08/2003:
Scruff was here :-)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 07, 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'm at the same weight this week. Most measurements are up slightly except Arm is the same and Bust, Waist, and Calf are down slightly.

For Sunday I jogged 25 min (12-13), then for yesterday a non-stop jog of 25 min and 15 min of walking.

Cheers everyone!

Sun 10.05:
2439 cal * 100g fat * 42g fiber * 70 oz water * 28 cal deficit
Mon 10.06:
2125 cal * 76g fat * 15g fiber * 25 oz water * 330 cal

legcramp on 10/07/2003:
Good job!!!

legcramp was here ;)

curvy shar on 10/07/2003:
Thanks SO MUCH for all the great fiber info! Hmmm...wonder if I could eat pressed cardboard....<smile>

breakaway on 10/07/2003:
Your doing just fine!! Great job on the exercise!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 05, 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 did a 30 min jog and about 15 min of walking yesterday.

I hope you're having a good day! Cheers everyone!

2210 cal * 67g fat * 34g fiber * 70 oz water * 628 cal deficit

squiggly on 10/05/2003:
Thank your for your comments on my diary. I am not about to give up. I'll end up bigger than when I started. I am just having a bum day which is what I may need to give me that boost. Weird, huh? I had a sensible lunch and have already drank water. I will keep trying and learn from my mistakes!

Scruffy on 10/06/2003:
Scruff was here :-)

curvy shar on 10/06/2003:
How DO you get in so much fiber? Hope your Monday is good...STAY AWAY from the Pepsi!! :-)

pollyanna on 10/06/2003:
I'm having a great day, yes! Thanks :) You look great! Good job :)

peace, pollyanna :)

biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 04, 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 Saturday!

I'm still out of range where I would lose--but I did get in a jog yesterday--25 min. It was a little tough--I wouldn't think two days off would make that much difference. I did nothing for activity on Thursday. I have a lot of good food, so I have no excuse. Water consumption was poor. Pepsi consumption was excellent:-)

On a literary note, I'm reading a book (novel) by Dani Shapiro called Family History. I am determined to finish it. She engaged me with Slow Motion, a short memoir, but it did take me a few weeks to finish. Again, I didn't want it to end.

Cheers to you all!

Thurs 10.2:
2681 cal * 95g fat * 25g fiber * 25 oz water * 102 cal deficit
Fri 10.3:
2363 cal * 98g fat * 11g fiber * 45 oz water * 268 cal deficit

breakaway on 10/04/2003:
Work! Work! at getting more water and less pepsi. Your doing really well and I wish the best for you tomorrow! Have a great day today

Scruffy on 10/04/2003:
Pepsi, the demon in blue :-)

You are pretty consistent overall, so hang tough :-)

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!!

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