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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 17, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1200 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Sun 6.15
16% Activities; >100 oz Water; Deficit=867

Mon 6.16
17% Activities; >100 oz Water; Deficit=1062


Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back. --Robert Quillen

Happy Tuesday!

I did about an hour on the NordicTrack both days, 6.8 miles each day, but for Sunday I did 35 min on the level 1 incline. Didn't meet the deficit goal, but that's fine for now. My immediate goal is to get this 1 hour a.m. workout in most days and then do something else in addition 3-4 days per week. I was simply wiped out from Saturday's yard work, etc and had kind of a nasty headache most of the day on Sunday. I'm fine now:-)

Later . . .
I'm up a pound on the scale--not a huge surprise to me. I'm down one-quarter inch in my hips, wrist and calf are unchanged, and I'm up in the rest--the most being one-half inch in my abdomen. So is it a "buckle down" and work day, or the devil saying, "Go ahead, have a semi-free sort of day!" I'm not sure which it will be. It's just that it's always easy to make the "free" day turn into three of 'em. We shall see:-)

Hope you have a good food and exercise day!

Golightly on 06/17/2003:
Yeh, it's funny how sometimes an everyday activity can be a MAJOR workout. I have a really old fridge that needs to be defrosted every 3 months. It practically floods the kitchen once I've turned it off. Every time I have to do this task, I wake up the next day with really sore muscles from squatting infront of that fridge for hours. No wonder our forefathers didn't go to the gym ... LIFE was enough of a workout!

Glad to hear your headaches gone! Take care!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 15, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1200 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


33% Activities; >100 oz Water; Deficit=1299

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. --Bertrand Russell

I met my goals. Did 1 hr, 10 min/7.6 mi on the NordicTrack--a few pushups and some bicycle crunches. Later I did about 3 hours of yard work, which I wanted to put off, but once I got all dirty and sweaty from the weedeating, I decided to finish off the whole job. At least it's done:-)

Hope you have a good afternoon!

Golightly on 06/16/2003:
Hi Biscotti! I had a giggle over Saturday's question "Do horses enjoy their feedbags as much as I do?" Hee, hee!

Every time I start to get complacent, stepping on the scale cures it. My weight STILL upsets me. (Particulary since I am on a plateau right now ... probably because of all the sweets during jury duty ... why oh why did I eat all that stuff?)

Good for you for tackling the yard work! And you worked out too! Girl, you must be really buff!!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 14, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100 oz H20; 1200 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. --Robert Louis Stevenson

I took the last 3 days (W-Th-Fri) off from exercise and blew off the challenge goals. I'm at some crossroads or something at the moment. I'm sure if I stopped exercising, I'd gain back quite a bit. So I'm going to try something different for 10 days (or so) and see how it goes.

I'm not dissatisfied with where I am, but I don't want to get complacent either. The level I'm at with my exercise is very empowering and I don't want to have to work back up to this level.

What I learned the last few days . . . I can still eat like a horse . . . do horses enjoy their feedbag as much as I did mine?

Hope you're having a pleasant day!


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 11, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <30; Eat 1800-2200 kCal)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


11% Activities; Fat grams=58; Calories=2652; >60 oz Water; Fiber=51 g
Deficit=296


The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.
--Isak Dinesen

Happy Wednesday!

I missed all challenge goals for yesterday. Measurements: down a quarter in both leg and hips. Bust is down an inch--I don't really put much stock in this, because it fluctuates like the moon phases or something. At the rate I'm going, by the time I make my ultimate goal, I won't even need a bra--just a couple pieces of masking tape for my nipples--haha!

Weight is the same. I did a 45 min jog (25-14-6), the last 6 was with the dog--so fun--NOT! But the dog enjoyed it, I suppose:-)

It was rather close to dark and I ended up running through a couple swarms of gnats and got one caught in my throat each time and had to cough 'em up and spit 'em out. How nice that was--haha--I hope there's no such thing as "Gnat Pox!" Then I had to go to the bathroom just as I was finishing the jog, so I stopped, did my thing at home (was pretty close when I got the urge to go--thank goodness) and that's when I collected the dog and finished the last 6 min. If that's not dedication, I don't know what is:-)

Hope you're having a good one today!


My Monday-Friday Challenge goals:
100 oz water/day, 1200 cal deficit/day, <30 g fat/day

Soon2BThin on 06/11/2003:
Woohoo! You're doing great! I wish I would have gotten in on that challenge. I'm doing terrible! So you are inspiring me to get going. Thanks! And use band-aids, not masking tape, less painful to remove, haha!


dolyda on 06/12/2003:
wow...the visual pictures we get...your gnat incident brought up visions of The Green Mile...with biscotti playing the part of John Coffey!!


Golightly on 06/12/2003:
Congrats on losing all those inches! Good for you! Also, good work on spitting out those gnats ... God knows how many calories they have! LOL

Ah, yet another good quote today. How much crying and sweating have done this year? A LOT! But I guess it means I'm making progress, both physically and emotionally.

Oh dear, the weight gain started with spinach dip? I guess mine would be cookies ... but luckily all I've done is maintained, I haven't gone up yet on the diet! I ate a lot last week, but increased my workouts to compensate. Hopefully I'll get back on track today!

Have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 10, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <30; Eat 1800-2200 kCal)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Sun 6.8
0% Activities; Fat grams=134; Calories=3351; >20 oz Water; Fiber=19 g
Deficit=-704

Mon 6.9
19% Activities; Fat grams=46; Calories=1834; >110 oz Water; Fiber=42 g
Deficit=1371 (Weekly Def=715)


Opportunities multiply as they are seized. --Sun Tzu

Did no exercise on Sunday. For Monday I did about 1 hr/6.7 mi on the NordicTrack plus some pushups and bicycle crunches. Missed the fat goal for Monday, but made the other two.

Hope you have a good Tuesday!


My Monday-Friday Challenge goals:
100 oz water/day, 1200 cal deficit/day, <30 g fat/day

Golightly on 06/10/2003:
Hi Biscotti! Just popping in before jury duty ... we're at the end of the trial, so I should be back by the end of the week. Like I've said ... I can't wait to get back into my regular schedule! The DAMN free cookies are killing me!

Sounds like you had quite a Sunday ... pizza and chocolate cake! I was the same ... I had pizza and cherry pie! Today I am trying to NOT feel guilty about all my recent indulging.

As usual, your fortitude is inspirational. Keep up the good work!

PS Loved the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote from yesterday!


inmorning on 06/10/2003:
Hey there, just letting you know I was thinking about you and sending a big hug your way.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 08, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <30; Eat 1800-2200 kCal)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


20% Activities; Fat grams=117; Calories=3189; >60 oz Water; Fiber=30 g
Deficit=43


Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. --F. Scott Fitzgerald

Happy Sunday!

I got on the NordicTrack for 1 hr, 10 min/7.7 mi--a satisfying workout. Foodwise I ate pretty much what I wanted. A little chocolate, Pepsi, raisin bread, chocolate cake, fatter-than-usual stuff, and pizza--woo-hoo!

I'm setting out some challenge goals for the next few days and on paper a 1200-calorie deficit/day looks excessive. But I'm not losing and I've said it before, these are just numbers. I'm not using a chemical or scientific test to check any of this. It's "go by" and I've been "going by" 3500-calorie per week deficit is 2 pounds gone, but everyone's different in how they are affected by food and exercise. It's a challenge ladies and gentlemen, and I want to see just what I can do!

One more day before my challenge starts, so today's a semi-off day--hope you all have a great Sunday!


My Monday-Friday Challenge goals:
100 oz water/day, 1200 cal deficit/day, <30 g fat/day

prism on 06/09/2003:
Good for you on doing the nordic track for over an hour...what a good workout...Hope you have a good week and that your challenge goes well...

:)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 07, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <30; Eat 1800-2200 kCal)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


12% Activities; Fat grams=48; Calories=2145; >100 oz Water; Fiber=47 g
Deficit=800


Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer two fined awl yore mistakes.
--Brendan Hills

I did about 5 minutes of pushups/other upper body stuff and a set of 100 bicycle crunches during my Airdyne workout--48 min/12 mi. Food choices today and yesterday were equally poor. I made the water goal. I'm posting the actual average results of the challenge.

Today's gonna be semi-free. I don't plan to binge, but if I want a Pepsi or some chocolate, I'm gonna have it. And I may cook up some goodies. Still gonna count and get in some activity, but no challenge goals for today!

Hope you all have a good day!


My Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri Challenge Goals Average Results:
100 oz water/day (95 actual), 1000 cal deficit/day (1062 actual), <20 g fat/day (41 actual)


biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 06, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <30; Eat 1800-2200 kCal)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


11% Activities; Fat grams=49; Calories=2060; >80 oz Water; Fiber=34 g
Deficit=862


Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.
--Elizabeth Taylor

Hello All!

>>>Fitday trouble, numbers later . . . <<<

I didn't make the greatest food choices yesterday--planning and preparation could have been better. Didn't make any of the goals, at least I don't think I made the deficit. At any rate, working toward eating this way is good for me. I've been eating grits with my breakfast and I'm so glad I rediscovered them. I ate oatmeal for years for breakfast and kind of burned out on it, so I'm glad to find another hot cereal that's good and wholesome for breakfast.

For all you Atkins/lo carbers, it's one that as I read on the Atkins website (along with oatmeal) that you're encouraged to add when you get to that point in the diet. And I will say, it certainly stays with me--I don't get a blood sugar drop at all. Of course, I also eat a few egg whites with this type of breakfast too.

For exercise I did a 45 min jog. The weather was unusually cool and enjoyable.

Hope you all have a good afternoon!


My Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri Challenge goals:
100 oz water/day, 1000 cal deficit/day, <20 g fat/day


biscottibody59 - Thursday Jun 05, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <30; Eat 1800-2200 kCal)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


5% Activities; Fat grams=44; Calories=1775; >100 oz Water; Fiber=34 g
Deficit=994


Well done is better than well said. --Benjamin Franklin

New Low For Me: 157 pounds and (just) below BMI=27--woo-hoo!

On challenge goals I only made the water goal. I did a circuit-type workout with dumbbells for 20 min--pushups (both types), bent over rows, stationary lunges, deadlifts, calf raises, biceps curls, shoulder presses, triceps dips, and bicycle crunches.

Hope you're having a good Thursday!


My Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri Challenge goals:
100 oz water/day, 1000 cal deficit/day, <20 g fat/day

dolyda on 06/05/2003:
that is awesome!!!....way to go!!! :D


MM on 06/05/2003:
Great job getting to a new low! Keep going!


Golightly on 06/06/2003:
Well done Biscotti! Glad to see you've gone down 2 pounds! And me too ... I'm down to 168 as of this morning! YAHOO for both of us!!

I've been eating terribly on jury duty (the case continues ... we don't have to be in until 10 this morning, so I'm in the office catching up on diet diaries). They cater to the jury, so I've been indulging in the free cookies, donuts and muffins -- Bad GoLightly! I'm looking forward to getting back into my office routine with my daily Subway salads.

You're workout sounds really intense. Lately I've been thinking that my workout tapes are too easy, so I've added the harder Jane Fonda tape twice per week. The first time I did it was killer -- I was sore for 2 days. But I'm proud that I'm finally increasing my workouts! It's easy to get lazy about these things. I still can't do pushups very well, so I'm jealous of everyone on the boards who can!

Keep up the good work and have a great weekend!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 04, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <30; Eat 1800-2200 kCal)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by July 8
Current BMI=27.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


22% Activities; Fat grams=22; Calories=1695; >100 oz Water; Fiber=40 g
Deficit=1590


Love is blind and marriage is the institution for the blind.
--James Graham

Happy Wednesday!

I made 2 out of 3 challenge goals and the fat goal was in the ballpark, so I'm pleased. I changed the date for my weight goal to July 8th. I wasn't even going to come close to June 17th for 149.

I did about 1 hour/6.7 mi on the NordicTrack and I did a jog/run. I did 10 min of "fast jogging"--I still can't call it running, walk about 3 min, then jog 10 min. It was faster than 12 min/mile but slower than 10 min/mile. So I'll do this for a week (or 4-5 sessions) and go on to the next level. It's in a schedule I'm following.

Hope you all have a good day!


My Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri Challenge goals:
100 oz water/day, 1000 cal deficit/day, <20 g fat/day


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