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biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 30, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I did 49 min/5.6 mi (15 min @Level 1 incline) on the NordicTrack before breakfast. Later I took a 20 min jog.

I was a little over 2000 calories for the day. It's not all that difficult to make better choices. I have to believe it's going to serve me in the long run--visualizing 5 lbs less on my scale.

My First White Bean Soup

First I used a 1 pound bag of Great Northern Beans. Put in a large pot (with the cover handy). Pick over for pebbles or anything else you wouldn't want to eat. You can rinse them, but if you do the following pre-cook/soak method, from The New All Purpose Joy of Cooking, you will be rinsing them later.

Pre-cook/soak: Add water to cover by 2 inches and heat to boiling. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 1 hour. I've let them sit a little longer and put them in the fridge overnight. The only thing you may find with leaving them longer is a little sprout (maybe 1/8 inch) that will be apparent after they're cooked. Those things may look like worms, but they're just sprouts:-)

Rinse and drain the beans for the final cooking.

Cover beans with water to about 3 inches. As the beans cook you can add water, but if you've added way too much, you'll just have to cook them a little longer. As for using broth or bouillon, it's up to you. The same with the veggies--you could use red or yellow peppers for more color. The only ones I'd definitely use are the onion, garlic, and celery--they just do wonders for flavor.

Water only worked just fine, surprisingly--the flavor came from all the veggies. I don't usually salt the bean soups I've made until the end because it's so easy to oversalt--especially if I've used a ham hock (you can add a ham hock at the beginning if you want some fat/more flavor). Black bean soup is a little better with the ham hock--and your dog will enjoy the little bone--haha!

I used 3 carrots diced, about 4 celery stalks diced, 1 medium onion chopped, and 1 jalapeno--seeds and inner white parts removed--chopped(which added almost no spicy heat), and about 4 garlic cloves diced. I prepared and added these as the cooking water was coming to a boil. Turn it down to a simmer and simmer for 1.5-2 hours, no need to cover. As I said, if the beans taste cooked and it's a little too soupy, you can just let it cook down a bit. I add salt/pepper at the end because I don't like most stuff too too salty.

Don't be afraid of dried beans. You can use canned and just cook the veggies in a skillet with a little oil or water I suppose. Beans are cheap and if you screw it up, try again. I think just about the only way to screw it up is to oversalt, or walk away toward the end when the liquid has cooked down so much that it may start to burn.

If there's something I missed, please leave me a comment.

Cheers everyone!


2038 cal * 82g fat * 36g fiber * 90 oz water * 785 cal deficit

curvy shar on 10/30/2003:
I am anxiously waiting for the recipe....


Soon2BThin on 10/30/2003:
Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it soon. Love those beans!


scruffy on 10/30/2003:
recipe was nice, thanks



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 29, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I had a very good exercise day yesterday. I did pre-bkfst NordicTrack
61 min/7.1 mi and a 30 min jog later on. I'm adding sleep to my fitday activities, which does a curious thing. It lowers my deficit
(350 cal/7 hours sleep). I find this mildly interesting.

I made some white bean soup with no added fat--water, beans, carrots, onion, garlic, and celery only. It really tastes good and it's pretty--haha! It was incredibly easy. I usually make black bean soup, but this one is much smoother tasting. Cheers everyone!


1845 cal * 68g fat * 36g fiber * 90 oz water * 1105 cal deficit

shellybelly on 10/29/2003:
Woohoo! Keep it up! :-) Shelly


legcramp on 10/29/2003:
You're doing great!!! Have you thought about changing around your workouts to kickstart your BMI into getting a little lower? When your muscles get used to the workouts you do, they stop working so hard and you find yourself in a 'plateau'. You probably already know that, but i'm just wondering if you're working towards your BMI goal of 22.8? Anyways, have a great day today!!


legcramp on 10/29/2003:
Hi again!!!

A coffee crisp bar is a chocolate bar with kind of like a wafer centre. Tastes a little bit like coffee, I think they must use coffee beans or something for it's flavor. They're really good, but definitely I could've done without 2!!!!


curvy shar on 10/29/2003:
I may try your recipe for white bean soup. Always looking for something new and tasty!


Scruffy on 10/29/2003:
soup sounds good :-)


pezzy34 on 10/29/2003:
Do you think that would taste okay if you did it with some boullion or broth? I shouldn't have read your entry hungry because I LOVE beans and now that just sound so damn good! Can I come over? Love, Jenni


Soon2BThin on 10/29/2003:
Wow, that exercise continues to amaze me!! A whole hour on the Nordic Track!! Wow! That's all I can say. And more exercise later. You're amazing! Hey, could you type up that recipe for the bean soup? I'm a clutz at cooking so I need exact amounts of everything, hahaha! It sounds good. And, of course, beans ARE good for you, right? Have a good day tomorrow.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 28, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Tuesday!

I'm up a half-pound (in my birthday suit!) on this, my measure and weigh-in day. Measurements: 4 are up, 4 are down. Big Woop!

I haven't done fitday stuff for about 3 days--have it all written down, but sitting down to plug everything in for more than 3 days worth is just a bit daunting, so no info. It probably amounts to no more than 2000 calories/day anyway.

Exercise:

Thurs 10.23
Pre-bkfst NordicTrack 52 min/5.4 mi; No jog/walk except short dog walk.

Fri 10.24
Pre-bkfst NT 48 min/5.2 mi + Circuit Aerobic Workout; Jog 20 min, 10 min walk.

Sat 10.25
Pre-bkfst NT 67 min/7.8 mi/21 min @Level 1 incline; Jog 20 min (11-9).

Sun 10.26
Planned day off--no exercise--lots of family-oriented stress--how many calories does that burn? Oh and crisis-type house cleaning--sucked--didn't count it--but now I have just the tiniest leg up to actually keep things a little tidier than usual--yea me!

Mon 10.27
Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min.

I changed the calorie goal above to a range. I intend to stick with it for the following week. I'm not going to starve, for crying out loud! So, it's just to do it, easier said than done. No fear:-)

I've recommended reading Halley's entire diary to anyone who needs some inspiration. She is truly one of us who got it done and has come back for more inspiration and motivation I see. Run Halley Run!

Cheers to you all!

starlight on 10/28/2003:
Kim was here :)


Scruffy on 10/28/2003:
Didn't catch the picture of that birthday suit. HAHAHAHA :-)


Soon2BThin on 10/28/2003:
So you took a few days off from here, huh? Good to see you back. I know you can do the calorie thing, you can do it!! Your exercise is great! I aspire to all that.


malh on 10/28/2003:
Sounds like you have the next couple days all planned out. Great job...Keep up the good work



biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 23, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I had another good day overall. I got in a pre-breakfast workout on the NordicTrack, 60 min/6.6 mi. Then later on I got in a 20 min jog--kinda pushed myself, clocked it at 1.9 mi--best mileage for 20 min since I started jogging in Summer '02. I'm very pleased, I guess the earlier workout was a pretty good warmup.

I don't like waking up hungry in the night or in the morning, so I'm kind of messing around with my calories. Usually a bowl of cereal or some popcorn before bed does the trick--just tried "Kashi GoLean Crunch"--it's a bit like Cracker Jacks. All I can say is losing 10 more pounds is turning out to be a real ****--I don't want to be deprived. I find that hunger can kind of sneak up on me. Maybe it's time to try pre-doing my food and eating every 2 hours. But I like a mystery, but I also want to lose 10 more pounds. Anyway . . .

Cheers everyone!


2203 cal * 82g fat * 44g fiber * 90 oz water * 1050 cal deficit

starlight on 10/23/2003:
I went and looked at your entries for the past month, and it seems like you got your exercise down pat. You've been averaging 2500 calories a day though and at that rate you will just maintain your weight. For those last 10 pounds you need to cut back the calories just a bit, depending on how quickly you want to lose it. I know you dont want to be hungry but cutting back just a bit for a while will probably do the trick. Good luck :) Kim


breakaway on 10/23/2003:
Back in 2001 when I first came here I was eating every 2 hours and it really did work. I should really do it again but while watching the baby it's pretty hard to do. I am done sitting on friday so maybe on monday I will try it out for a few day's. Your doing just fine and that 10 lbs will come off! With all the exercise you get in it is bound to come off! Have a great day today


legcramp on 10/23/2003:
Good job with the jogging!! I have the day off tomorrow and so i'm going to try jogging some of the route that i've been walking lately. I hope to work up to a 20 minute jog, but i'll be happy with 5 minutes right now!! Keep up the great work and thanks for your comments yesterday! They really helped me get back on track!! Eating every 2 hours will probably help curb your appetite and you may even find that you're eating less because you're less hungry! Good luck with your new plan of action!


geevee on 10/23/2003:
Your track record pretty much parallels mine. My high was 167 and today I'm 156 too. The weight sure doesn't come off fast. Long ago I stopped the three meals a day regimen. I just can't imagine eating an entire meal at one sitting and when I go out to eat, I bring over half the meal back home. I'm eating every 2-3 hours. I think it's better than overloading one's system with so much food at one time.


shirleycatt on 10/23/2003:
Wow I wish I had as much dedication to exercise. You are my idol! The last 10 pounds are always the hardest to lose and easiest to put back on. Damn those 10 lbs...! and I agree.. Kashi GoLean is really good!! Keep up the dedication!


breakaway on 10/23/2003:
Thanks for the comment today! I can't wait to see how the more meals thing goes for you. I am really considering that myself. I will be watching to see how you do. Have a great day.


Soon2BThin on 10/23/2003:
I am really envious of all that exercise! I hope I can work up to doing that much. You're doing great! I think we want to get down to about the same weight. When I was 143 for just a short time back in 2001, I felt great. Good luck to us!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 22, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Wednesday!

I pushed myself (for a change) and got in a pre-breakfast NordicTrack + Circuit Workout. I did 51 min/5.6 mi on the NT and about 15 min of weights. Later in the evening I did a 25 min jog (11-14) and a bit of walking.

A good food and exercise day all in all!

Cheers everyone!


2059 cal * 72g fat * 30g fiber * 110 oz water * 1221 cal deficit

breakaway on 10/22/2003:
That is great that you are able to get that exercise in BEFORE breakfast! Now that is determination! You are a great role model for every one of us here! Keep up the great work!!!!


legcramp on 10/22/2003:
Good job with the exercise. Aren't you tired and weak in the morning though? I tried going to the gym every morning for about 2 weeks, and it wore me right out. I was always so weak that I couldn't do anything! It feels much better for me to do my exercising at night, after eating. Well, have a great day today and for the rest of the week!!!


BellaK on 10/22/2003:
Happy Wendnesday to you too! :) Congrats on the exercising ~~ u r my inspiration! Bella


starlight on 10/22/2003:
Great workout! :) Kim


legcramp on 10/22/2003:
Regarding your response to my 'morning weakness'(!), i'm going to try walking in the mornings starting tomorrow. Actually, I was supposed to start today, but, well, you read my entry!!! I hope I can get used to it, because I do enjoy that crisp morning air and the fact that I can see where i'm going!!! I don't usually get out at night until it's almost pitch black! Thanks for the suggestion with eating something before I exercise. That might be the difference i'm looking for, as i've never tried to eat anything before i've gone walking. Thanks!!


breakaway on 10/22/2003:
HEY Thanks for catching that for me! (Day 41) I didn't even notice! I changed it.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 21, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


I'm up a pound. Measurements are mostly up except for Abdomen and Wrist--they're down. For exercise yesterday I counted 2 hours of grocery/general shopping.

I found some jeans, but I don't really like them on second thought. One of 'em is fairly comfortable, but when I look at my rear in the mirror the pockets are sooo badly too damn low. The others are almost exactly like some "Landlubbers" I had in about 8th grade. They're comfy, the pockets are big, but I haven't worn anything remotely related to "flare," "bootcut," or "bell bottom" in about a zillion years so I have to adjust.

As I was trying them on I thought these are just transitional apparel:-) Also, one's a 12 and the other's a 10--when is the sizing system going to get more uniform--it's just nuts!

For Sunday I did a 30 min jog and about 10 min walking. For Saturday I mowed for about 1 hr, 30 min.

Cheers everyone!


Sat 10.18:
2534 cal * 101g fat * 14g fiber * 45 oz water * 328 cal deficit
Sun 10.19:
2488 cal * 95g fat * 40g fiber * 45 oz water * 337 cal deficit
Mon 10.20:
2204 cal * 94g fat * 35g fiber * 45 oz water * 618 cal deficit


biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 18, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Hello All!

I took a 35 min jog/15 min walk yesterday.

Cheers everyone!


2098 cal * 92g fat * 15g fiber * 45 oz water * 766 cal deficit

breakaway on 10/19/2003:
Still doing great!! Keep it up!



biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 17, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. --Stanley Horowitz

My activity for yesterday was driving. My neck was still hurting from the day before, and to be honest I needed a break from busting my a** for a day--ahhh, renewal:-) So today I'm going to jog and maybe do a little extra something else.

Cheers everyone!


2731 cal * 95g fat * 25g fiber * 70 oz water * -299 cal deficit

ThinLee on 10/17/2003:
Beautiful quote!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 16, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Happy Thursday!

Got in a 15 min walk--had to go after my dog. A dump truck got out of her way to ensure her existence as my pet. I've been putting off training her to come to me when she gets out like this--it's very bad--I've got long leads to work on it--just have to do it. Then I got in a Circuit Aerobics Workout, I'm trying to do it every other day. This included the Airdyne for 62 min/13 mi. No jog, that was enough and my neck is a little sore today.

Cheers everyone!


2638 cal * 121g fat * 29g fiber * 70 oz water * 38 cal deficit

Soon2BThin on 10/16/2003:
You're doing great, as usual. Keep it up!


breakaway on 10/17/2003:
Took me a week (working every day with my dog) to train him to stay in the yard. I used long leads also and every day for about 1/2 hour I would train him. He is really good now at coming to me when I call and staying in the yard. Good luck! Your doing a super job!!


legcramp on 10/17/2003:
Oooo, sounds like that was a close call! Good work with your exercise today! Keep up the hard work and have a great weekend!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 15, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.6; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Hi!

I had a "free" day yesterday--of course it's not free. I'll be making up for that horrendous deficit today or tomorrow when I have to get in a bunch of yard work.

Yesterday I got in a 30 min jog (11-19). I have a little confession to make--I spit when I jog. Especially at dusk. Not just when I get a gnat stuck in my throat. Always after or before a car comes past. Once I was on a bridge and I was as squeezed as close to the rail as possible (I'm in the lane against traffic) and this stupid-ass **** in a black Maxima squeezed right back with this look like I'd strangled her remaining functioning ovary. I jerked my head around and tried to spit at her car. I missed the car and pulled a muscle in my neck. So since then I've been trying to cut down on my spitting. It's kind of hard. Also when a car is coming toward me I immediately move to the other side of the street and quickly move back. Luckily there's not a ton of traffic--just the occasionally a**hole who doesn't think I should be taking up any space at all and purposefully takes over the middle of the road and thensome.

This leads me to something I heard during the Tour de France. Didja know the riders urinate as they ride along? Imagine that!

Cheers everyone!


3325 cal * 120g fat * 51g fiber * 90 oz water * -827 cal deficit

shellybelly on 10/15/2003:
Hey. Thanks for the comment. I found out after my entry that my bf's mom only has a few days left. I didn't mention it too much because my boyfriend doesn't like that I write about him. But I need somewhere to get things off my chest, so he understands. She has esophogeal cancer, not sure how that is spelled. She found out about a year ago. The cancer spread. I am going to see her tomorrow. I'm pretty sure that will be the hardest thing I will ever have to do. I don't know how good of an idea that is. I'm going to get very upset and I don't know if she needs to see that. My bf's already lost his dad, so this is just so much harder. Poor kid. Well, I hope you are doing well. Thanks for you thoughts. Shelly


cac30202 on 10/15/2003:
cac30202 was here :)


curvy shar on 10/16/2003:
LOL! I really, truly did laugh out loud at this entry! You are too funny! So are you spitting at the cars only? Or spitting just because?


ThinLee on 10/16/2003:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You are too funny! So do they just pee in their pants or are they hooked up to a catheter or something?


legcramp on 10/16/2003:
LOL, hilarious entry!!! Looks like you're doing okay with everything, very consistent with your exercise - congrats! That's the hardest thing for me. I have to remember to start small and work my way up - I always overwork myself and then the next day I never feel like exercising......have a great day today!



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