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biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 25, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Everyone should learn to do one thing supremely well because he likes it, and one thing supremely well because he detests it. --Brigham Young

I did a Jog for 20 min and a very short walk. Also did a bit of housework--Big Woop!

Cheers to you all!

2695 cal * 118g Fat * 31g Fiber * 30 oz Water * -328 cal Deficit
6% Activities

Soon2BThin on 04/25/2004:
Some is better than none, I always say! You're doing great! Have a good week.

inmorning on 04/25/2004:
Well you did much more than I did!

squiggly on 04/25/2004:
Housework can be very tiring. I spent Friday and today painting. Talk about tiresome. Keep up the good work.

roxy321 on 04/26/2004:
Hey im jealous, i cant jog for 20mins! whew, go girl! and keep up the great work! much love

biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 24, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.
--Henry David Thoreau

So on Wednesday I mowed for about 2 hours, then took a
Jog 20 min/Walk 10 min. Then on Thursday about all I did was some driving. Friday I took a Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min.

If you're not in your 40s yet, take a little grain of advice from me please: if at all possible, get yourself in some kind of exercise routine for the coming years. Don't forget it for months at a time.

I say this because yesterday the cobwebs were so many and strong around me (before I went jogging) that I just didn't want to do a damn thing. (And of course I was exhausted to boot.) I can always find 20 min to jog. I just know that if I stay "off" for more than 1 day, it's like climbing a horrible mountain to get back into a routine.

Cheers to you all!

Wed 4.21
2571 cal * 132g Fat * 26g Fiber * 30 oz Water * 99 cal Deficit
19% Activities

Thurs 4.22
1768 cal * 60g Fat * 10g Fiber * 0 oz Water * 523 cal Deficit
8% Activities

Fri 4.23
2144 cal * 100g Fat * 32g Fiber * 60 oz Water * 198 cal Deficit
11% Activities

roxy321 on 04/24/2004:
I couldnt workout for two days and it's been hard getting back.. But you do so much! wow i would have been dead after mowing ,and then jogging! you go girl! I really admire your strength!

geevee on 04/25/2004:
Amen! You simply can't miss a day.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 21, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong? --Holly Near

One pound lost is a psychological weight lifted from my shoulders. It's an affirmation like, "My possibilities are endless!" Woo-hoo!

For exercise Jog 25 min/DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min.

Cheers to you all!

1896 cal * 89g Fat * 38g Fiber * 30 oz Water * 530 cal Deficit
10% Activities

inmorning on 04/21/2004:
You are right about all diarrhea stinking but this type is particularly foul. Without getting into too much detail, the consistency of it also makes it hard to clean up. Not that I am the consiseur de poop. Just some FYI. I was just letting you guys know what a literally sh-tty day I had! Take care. Congrats on the loss.

squiggly on 04/21/2004:
Doesn't it feel good just to lose that one pound? It brings you one pound closer to your goal. Congratulations!

ldsgirl on 04/21/2004:
Every single pound counts for something! I tried to explain in my entry the best I could about that angry country music thing. By the way, how do you like that Airdyne?

roxy321 on 04/21/2004:
You are doing so great! keep up the great work, and you will continue to see those pounds float away.. im *jealous*! have a great rest of the day!

Soon2BThin on 04/21/2004:
I know that feeling "my possibilities are endless" Losing the weight like this gives me hope that I can get down to the weight I want. Even though sometimes it seems like such a long way off. Good job losing the pound and you're doing great on the exercise, as usual.

chunkeemonkee on 04/22/2004:
whats funny about the cookie comment you made on an earlier entry is that those slice and bake cookies are better than anything id ever be able to make on my own. okay, so maybe thats more sad than funny. but its true. and yes, seeing the scale drop, even by a pound, kind of forces a smile on your face. good job!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 20, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
--Chinese Proverb

I'm down a pound from my weigh-in. Nice to see that. Overall the week didn't look so good, but I did get in some good exercise (FitDay avg for week was 10%)--I'm worth this journey!

I'm going to continue the jogging and go back to doing the Circuit Aerobic Workout every third day--skipping 2 days between sessions.

For my exercise on Sunday I did a Jog 30 min (7-18-5)/Walk 5 min. For Monday I did a Jog 20 min/Walk 5 min--a little humid and more taxing than usual.

Cheers to you all!

Sun 4.18
2828 cal * 123g Fat * 31g Fiber * 0 oz Water * -401 cal Deficit
9% Activities

Mon 4.19
2774 cal * 109g Fat * 30g Fiber * 60 oz Water * -285 cal Deficit
11% Activities

pinkuspettuty on 04/20/2004:
Congrats on the pound. The week couldn't have been that bad!!!

roxy321 on 04/20/2004:
Wow you are doing great! keep up that awesome work, and as always, i love the quotes!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 18, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 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 don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while. --Max Eastman

I had a really bad food day. I had a few too many chocolate chip cookies. The kind in the package you plop on a cookie sheet and bake. Next time I'm going to make my own. If I'm going to eat them, I may as well make decent ones. And I am going to eat them. Just not twice as many as I really need.

For exercise I went on a Jog for 20 min and a 10 min walk.

Cheers to you all!

3177 cal * 147g Fat * 15g Fiber * 60 oz Water * -851 cal Deficit
7% Activities

inmorning on 04/18/2004:
Don't you hate it when you cheat and it wasn't even something you really wanted. IT is like you just wasted a cheat!

Soon2BThin on 04/18/2004:
At least you did some exercise. I had planned to but didn't do any at all. And my eating was bad all weekend. Over and done with. We will go on, right?

ldsgirl on 04/18/2004:
Love the quote. I think when I fell I wasn't in that much of a hurry to get up and layed there just a little bit to long. Hey at least I'm up now. I wanted to say thanks for your comment on Friday. I was really struggling and you helped me not lose the confidence that I have gained so far. You are a great example.

roxy321 on 04/18/2004:
I love your quotes! hmm cookies.. no bad bad.. haha, well it's a new week! wonderful eh!? Much love and stay strong!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 17, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 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

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
--Aesop, Fables

For exercise I got on the NordicTrack 1 hr/7.1 mi and took about a 10 min Walk. Food choices were fair to partly cloudy--hahaha!

Cheers to you all!

2650 cal * 104g Fat * 27g Fiber * 60 oz Water * 76 cal Deficit
19% Activities

inmorning on 04/17/2004:
Ha ha ha yourself there.

chunkeemonkee on 04/18/2004:
Howdy. Thanks for the support!! I love the quotes you use in your entries, they're fantastic little things that make you think about things. Since a couple of people were wondering about the pedometer I'll write all about it in my journal as to not take up too much of anyone's comment space. =)

chunkeemonkee on 04/18/2004:
Howdy. Thanks for the support!! I love the quotes you use in your entries, they're fantastic little things that make you think about things. Since a couple of people were wondering about the pedometer I'll write all about it in my journal as to not take up too much of anyone's comment space. =)

chunkeemonkee on 04/18/2004:
Oh, and thanks for the marathon website - I'm already sucked in! =) She has the same writing style as I do, so I don't mind the lengthiness.....

biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 16, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 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

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. --Anne Lamott

I had a pretty good food day. For my exercise: Jog 20 min/
DogJog 5 min/Walk 20 min. Didn't do the 12 min test yet. I did do about 3 min worth of hills.

Oh my, did anyone see the Oprah ep about changing your underwear, shoes, pillows, etc? I had recorded it and finally watched it. I hardly ever watch her, but this sounded intriguing. The woman had 30yo underwear with safety pins. But what got me was the guy with the 10yo running shoes and he was so proud of them. I mean they were the shoes that helped him lose 150 pounds for crying out loud. Who wouldn't be proud?

He had invested in 7 treadmills in those 10 years, but couldn't bear to part with these nasty-assed shoes--goodness!!! They took them to the lab and found staph aureus (a major cause of food poisoning)--and he was so proud that they hadn't ever been out in the "dirt"--now, why couldn't she have arranged for that poor man a lifetime supply of treadmills and shoes/socks/running shorts/jock straps and Lysol disinfectant and a washing machine and a dryer and all the other crap she sets up to buy for other people--she arranged for sheets and pillows for the other woman . . .

Yes, my potty mouth has shown up in my entries every once in awhile. I'm not proud of it.

Cheers to you all!

2183 cal * 76g Fat * 30g Fiber * 60 oz Water * 263 cal Deficit
9% Activities

inmorning on 04/16/2004:
I wasn't criticising your language, just a little shocked, we make pics in our mind of what people look like and are like when we read the journals. It was just different, we all have potty mouths on occasions and I just think you are great reguardless.

biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 15, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 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

Mirrors should think longer before they reflect. --Jean Cocteau

Today is supposed to be my 12 min test (jog/walk as far as you can in 12 minutes), but I may wait until tomorrow--playing it by ear.

Yesterdays exercise: Jog 30 min (5-11-14)/(mostly) DogWalk 20 min. Happy dog! After her excursion in pursuit of the trash truck the other day--I'm working on her "heeling" for at least 5 min/walk. She's doing really well.

I had a much better food day, in fact much better than in a long while.

Cheers to you all!

2096 cal * 77g Fat * 40g Fiber * 90 oz Water * 454 cal Deficit
10% Activities

inmorning on 04/15/2004:
Good for you today. I read your journal yesterday and all I can say is wow, I didn't even know you knew some of those words. Hehe. Take care.

ldsgirl on 04/15/2004:
Great Quote! Those words coming from you were a real surprise to me too. I can understand how you felt and relate in many ways. You're right the only failure is giving up and thank-you for helping me not give up.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 14, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 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

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
--John Quincy Adams

Scale reality hits! I am reaffirming now that this is what I want--to achieve and maintain at least below an "overweight" BMI. I can still see the veins in my biceps. My double chin is still absent--haha! I'm still pretty happy with my legs. Those are all the superficial things that I don't worry about. I just know I wasn't proud of them before I lost a few pounds. Now they're just me!

I was stuck between 162-167 (I vaguely remember:-) for what seemed an eternity. I haven't failed miserably until I return to that--but hey, that's just me!

Overall I'm not dissatisfied, but I want to continue to pursue a better, consistent lifestyle. About the only consistency has been my jogging. I enjoy it because it yields immediate good feelings of well-being and accomplishment. Who knew?:-)

I had to go after my dog to the tune of about 40 minutes the other day. Thinking I was going to be out for only a short while, I slipped an old pair of leather flip-flops onto my bare feet. Bad news for my back. I have to have a decent pair of shoes to preserve a pain-free back. Normally I take time to put my running shoes on, but I didn't this time. It amounted to about 24 hours of misery, but it didn't hurt to do my little 20 min Jog. My back is still a little sore (not when I jog, mysteriously), but no biggie!

I'm changing my calories to <2000, my counting starts with yesterday simply because Tuesday is my weigh-in and it'll be a week's worth next Tuesday. I'm still reading the book, but am not really enamored with the ideas in it at this time.

As for Idsgirl's question about getting personal in my entries. I just see it as one more thing to get me off-focus of my goals. It takes the spotlight off of me and puts it elsewhere. It may make for good reading and catharsis, but I can write in other places and I do. Keeping the focus on me and my goals has served me well. I have no intention of putting all my weight back on. I remember being absolutely miserable in my skin. It had nothing to do with anyone around me. It had to do with me and the poor choices and habits I had made for a sustained period of time. And when it all comes down to it, I'm really the only one who cares.

It still amazes me how some people "conveniently" fail to notice that I have lost what for me is alot of weight. Guess what--f*ck 'em! Yeah,
f*ck 'em--they don't have to live in my skin, they didn't have to walk in my f*cking shoes to achieve what (for me) was and is a monumental task! Despite them, I feel wonderful!:-)

For my exercise:
Sun 4.11: Circuit Aer Wkt using the NordicTrack (61 min/7.0 mi)
Mon 4.12: Jog 20 min/Walk 45 min
Tues 4.13: Jog 21 min (5-16)/Walk 10 min

Cheers to you all!

3430 cal * 167g Fat * 38g Fiber * 30 oz Water * -975 cal Deficit
7% Activities

ldsgirl on 04/14/2004:
Your dedication and your commitment to persevere show me the strength of you character.

I have found that being so personal in my entries has awakened me to reality. It is who I am. It's has everything to do with me. It has made me more honest than anything that I have done in my life. I would have to disagree about it having nothing to do with anyone around you. Enlighten me-Why do you feel that way? You are right- when it comes right down to the bottom line it is about us and the poor choices and habits that we make and sustain.

I have great admiration and respect for what you have done. You could not have hit the nail harder on the head when you said that you are really the only one who cares. We are the ones who have to live in our bodies every second of every minute of every day. We have to give ourselves what we cannot get from any one else.

Thanks for your example.

geevee on 04/14/2004:
39.5 lbs is a lot to lose, more than my 27. However, I'm still at it and will continue. Only 18 more lbs. to go. Putting it this way, doesn't make it seem so far away. I just have to get out of this 2� wk. rut I'm in and I think I made a good start yesterday.

Soon2BThin on 04/14/2004:
I sure wish I could jog! I can barely do 3.5 mph right now and I just don't think I'll ever be jogging. But you never know, right? If you're anything like me, you start getting real nervous when you go up to a certain weight. When I reached over 160 and almost to 170, wow, reality check! And I still don't feel any thinner now. I hope your back feels better.

bluestone_girl on 04/14/2004:
i am amazed at the level of physical activity u do. you have real stamina (is that how its spelled?). i really enjoyed reading ur entry. i dont mind if other ppl talk about there personal life in these diaries, but i dont either. a little snippet here and there, but nothing dramatic. my reason is that i also keep a normal daily diary. and i find if i write the same things in both, then i lose interest and dont bother w/one. so far this system has been good for me. too bad about ur back. hope ur feeling better. here's to john quincy, and another day done!!!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 11, 2004
(<2100 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/90 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 153.0

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

Society does not need more children; but it does need more loved children. Quite literally, we cannot afford unloved children--but we pay heavily for them every day. There should not be the slightest communal concern when a woman elects to destroy the life of her thousandth-of-an-ounce embryo. But all society should rise up in alarm when it hears that a baby that is not wanted is about to be born. --Garrett Hardin

For Friday I did 69 min/8.0 mi on the NordicTrack and Jog 20 min/35 min walk. For Saturday, I did 20 min/2.2 mi on the NordicTrack. But none of it was enough to offset the food I chose to eat.

Maybe a little stress eating. I have a 17yo niece who has just this week chosen to tell me she's pregnant (5 mos). I'm a little broken-hearted because I thought much more of her and tried to get her out of what I considered a desperate situation. Selfish of me, I know.

More than likely she will be bringing the baby into the situation. I am way outside of her sphere of influence and certainly have not been her confidant for a number of years. I will not be volunteering to inject myself into the situation now.

It's odd, her mother and father had her when they were nearly 30, they weren't kids. They abdicated alot of responsibility for her (probably) since she was potty trained. She's pretty much devoted to them. In fact, that was really my worst nightmare--her taking responsibility to care for her hopeless-case parents--not her getting pregnant. That's Life!

Sorry for a downer--as long-timers here know, I usually don't get personal in my entries. I felt early on in my journey that it didn't do much for me and my quest for weight loss to talk about everything else going on in my life, but this news has thrown me for a loop.

Cheers to you all!

Fri 4.9
3174 cal * 138g Fat * 13g Fiber * 30 oz Water * -197 cal Deficit
27% Activities

Sat 4.10
3164 cal * 139g Fat * 13g Fiber * 30 oz Water * -686 cal Deficit cal Deficit
8% Activities

Soon2BThin on 04/11/2004:
Sorry about your bad news. But these things do happen and they are beyond our control. I wish her the best of luck. I know, I've been there, at 16. Your exercise continues to amaze me! Makes me feel like a real slug today. Take care and have a great day tomorrow.

bluestone_girl on 04/11/2004:
things around u can easily distract and depress sounds like u keep right on track despite ur worries. that wonderful. hope u have a lovely evening!!!

ldsgirl on 04/12/2004:
WOW that's hard news to take. Your niece is going to need someone like you to be really involved in her life as she goes thru this. Good Luck. I was just wondering How did being personal in your entries affect you before?

inmorning on 04/12/2004:
Don't worry about the downer. I think more girls need to see what happens to others when they don't think about consequences of their actions. You can tell someone over and over but until they are ready to understand, they won't. Cheer up.

Kanga on 04/12/2004:
I understand sometimes you need to get things out so you can focus again. Sorry for the pain.

digit on 04/13/2004:
Hi I read the piece from the book that you put in a few days ago and it certainly makes sense me - i know I crave sweet things but i'll have something else instead when I know fine I am going to go and have that sweet thing anyway!!!

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