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biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 27, 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

Accountability: it's there at the bottom--if you want to read it. I've read it, didn't weep, but I must move on.

I got in a jog of 35 min. Always exhilarating!

Here's the info on fiber I promised lafemmeloca:

2632 cal * 114g fat * 13g fiber * 45 oz water * 228 cal deficit

biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 26, 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

Just had to add a quick update.

I missed both breakfast and lunch yesterday. I spent 3 hours in a dentist's chair. Got a crown--didn't make me feel much like a queen, but getting my teeth cleaned and finding I had -0- cavities was good. Who can complain about being pyorrhea-free and devoid of chunks of tartar up in your gum pockets--haha!

Didn't jog--mouth was slightly throbbing, so I chose to rest instead of kill myself. Have gotten 7 hours of sleep for the last 2 nights--a big deal for me!

I'll include the fiber example info in my next entry:-)

1507 cal * 66g fat * 7g fiber * 90 oz water * 973 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/26/2003:
Sorry to hear about your crown. Sounds a tad bit painful but good for you for having NO cavities! Take care and rest up for tomorrow!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 25, 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

My numbers are out of it--again--but I don't care much--not today. I got on a roll with about 30 (oops!--that was supposed to be 3) hours of yard work--cleaning a small bit of gutterwork with leaf blower, weedeating, sweeping, sawing, blowing sidewalk, and bundling/tying up tree limbs. I intended to only finish the yard, but I got a little carried away--these limbs have been sitting around for at least 2 weeks, so I'm glad I did it. I could've put this off for months!

Finally I got in a 25 min jog and afterward a total of about 10 min walking. I earned it and enjoyed the heck out of it!

I hope you all have a good food choice day!

1969 cal * 96g fat * 32g fiber * 90 oz water * 1209 cal deficit

legcramp on 09/25/2003:
Wow, you sure got a lot done!! Way to go!!

legcramp was here ;)

malh on 09/25/2003:
WOW...do you hire out????? Sounds like what I need to be doing here, if I could find that time that I'm actually at home.

breakaway on 09/25/2003:
Great exercise today! WOW you did get carried away! Good job, keep up the good work!

lafemme_loca on 09/25/2003:
Where do you get all your fiber ??? Is it in a supplement or in what you eat ??? :) Inquiering minds want to know. :)

curvy shar on 09/26/2003:
Sounds like you had a good day! Hope today is even better.

ThinLee on 09/26/2003:
You're making me look bad...gotta get out there and clean up the yard. Want to come help? I'll make you a wonderful fruit salad. :-)

restellastarr on 09/26/2003:
You are so the same and I just love that :) Gasoline in my eye and "I just hate when that happens" !!! Wonderful. I feel so happy for you and all of this work that you have continued to do while I frittered away the days...... I am looking forward to reading about your ways and your ideas for us also. Missed you.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 24, 2003
(1800 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get
yourself back. --Mick Jagger

A little too high on calories, way too high on fat (grocery store here I come), and great on the water. For activity I did almost 2 hours of mowing, sweeping, and picking up in the yard.

I got gasoline in my eye and my contact lens--I hate it when that happens. Normally, I'm very very careful with gasoline, but I flicked the filler tube out of the opening somehow and it splashed in my eye. Also I normally have on sunglasses and didn't yesterday.

I didn't jog again--my left buttock was still sore. I haven't had a shot there in years, but that's what it felt like. I think I'll be able to get back to it today. It's good to take time off and get out of our comfort zones--right?!?

I hope you're having a good activity--move your body so you feel good kind of day:-) Cheers to you all!

1863 cal * 59g fat * 44g fiber * 90 oz water * 1038 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/24/2003:
That's good that your taking a break especially if you still in pain. Your muscles are doing some big time healing it seems, and before you damage them again they need to heal a little. That's what my trainer always told me anyhow. Well, you have a great day today and will catch your entry tomorrow!

legcramp on 09/24/2003:
Great quote!! OUCH gasoline! I hope your eye is feeling better soon!! Good to hear you're taking some time off, best to take care of yourself first, before running off and doing something that might sabotage your body AND soul!! Have a great day today!

malh on 09/24/2003:
Ouch be careful there. THanks for the info on the site. I checked it out and its a very informative site.

Soon2BThin on 09/24/2003:
I haven't even started the Dr. Phil book yet. I just found a new author I like, Janet Evanovich, and I'm trying to get caught up with all her books right now. Dr. Phil will have to wait. I'm feeling like I will probably be disappointed there too. Hope you have a great day!

curvy shar on 09/25/2003:
I love the quote! And it is so true. I fight almost on a daily basis with the "I have to be perfect" mentality. Hope today is a good one!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 23, 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

Gotta Change My Frame Of Mind!

Going up a half-pound rather sucks. I haven't made the best food choices the last few days, so there's no mystery! Going back to
40g fat/day for the next week.

I took a 40 min walk. No jog--apparently my gluteus maximus had a few complaints about my exercise. I wasn't in great pain, but I could tell major exercise was not the answer:-) Neither was a foot-long coney--but it did hit the spot--haha!

As for measurements, they're all down slightly from Sep 9, except Abdomen is down 1-1/8 inches, Waist is up 1/8 inch.

Cheers to you all!

Later . . . I just wanted to share a site I just checked out--www.nutridiary.com--at first glance it's like FitDay.com and it's free. As some of you may know FitDay doesn't let you go over a certain weight--well this one does, and I think it's got a few more features than FitDay. So if you're just starting out, try it--it may be just the thing!

2816 cal * 115g fat * 32g fiber * 45 oz water * -100 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/23/2003:
Your doing great! I wish my glutteus Maximus was complaining at me lol. Mine keeps telling me work me work me! Have a great day today!

biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 22, 2003
(2000 Cal * <60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Monday!

Had some quite good Mexican food yesterday. In the evening I got in a 30 min jog (17-13). Tomorrow is weigh-in/measurements day!

Cheers one and all!

2559 cal * 97g fat * 32g fiber * 45 oz water * 270 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/22/2003:
Good luck on weight and measurment day ! I wish you good luck. HOpe you have a great day today

breakaway on 09/22/2003:
About your comment today. I'm sure it's alot of things...but the biggest thing is I just learned how to say no to things. I would love to eat them but I just go back to seeing this program on tv. There was a really large women about 525 and she lost a little over 300lbs. In order to WALK normal she had to get 35 lbs of fat cut off her body! That is just so scary! I will not do it any more and maybe end up like her. It was horrible horrible pain for her recovery. Months and months of pain. I am not willing to go through that so I just go through some of this Easy pain and get it done this time. I will never forget that program. The name of it was "A Trash can of skin". Very inspiring for me I have to say. I'm glad I watched it. I just have an over abundance of strength right now. I should have taped the program so I can always have it when I do badly. Have a great day today.

phocust on 09/22/2003:
Wow, I love how you show where you've come from and your "stats" for each day! It's so cool! I will try to be so organized. Thank you for your comments on my first entry. It helps to know that someone's watching my progess (or decline) to keep me on my toes! :)

Scruffy on 09/22/2003:
Scruff was here :-)

ThinLee on 09/23/2003:
Hi! I really enjoyed reading your postings. Keep up the fabulous job you're doing!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Sep 21, 2003
(2000 Cal * <60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Good News: I did a 40 min jog (17-23) and 15 min of walking.

Bad News: I ate alot all through the day and night. Lately I haven't been counting these types of days, but I'm trying to stay accountable.

Cheers to you all!

3043 cal * 120g fat * 56g fiber * 70 oz water * -145 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/21/2003:
Yes, you need to stay accountable. That way you know how and what to fix. You are doing so well, you don't want to mess it up. Keep on fighting! Have a wonderful day today

biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 20, 2003
(2000 Cal * <60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Hello All!

I did a 25 min jog and a little walking. Two slices of pizza took my fat goal over the edge.

I hope you're having a good food day!

1876 cal * 84g fat * 34g fiber * 110 oz water * 915 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/21/2003:
It was good that you kept it to only two slices. It could have been worse. Good luck to you tomorrow! Have a great day.

prism on 09/21/2003:
Good job on the jogging...Love pizza! It can't be bad for you if it tastes SOOOOOOO good

biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 19, 2003
(2000 Cal * <60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Hello All!

I got in a workout rather late--couldn't jog because of rain/storms, so I got on the Airdyne for 1 hr, 24 min/19.6 mi. I needed to get back on that thing. I think the last time I used it I was fighting a stiff neck. It's a little extreme--more than an hour, but it didn't do me in . . . so:-)

Had to break down and get out my CD player to get through it--listened to Bread (you know, "If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can't I paint you, etc.") and "old" Steely Dan--so there was alot of bad singing along on my part. I was going to say "old" Bread for laughs, but all Bread is old! I never realized how out of breath I could get. I kept checking my heartrate, but it wasn't faster than usual--I just couldn't breathe--haha!

Garlic asked me about my consistency with exercise. The best explanation I can give is that I really enjoy jogging and that my body cooperates with me by letting me do it. I do have a hard time getting up and getting exercise early, but if it's part of my routine and I'm "in shape" for it--it's actually enjoyable because I know I'm gaining ground fitness-wise instead of losing ground. I think I'm finally looking at the big picture at my age (44) and I want to get into my 50s, 60s, and 70s in good health and fit instead of how I felt before this. Women lose so much muscle in their late 20s and 30s and I was a testament to that. It hurt my shoulder just to pull towels out of the washer and get them into the dryer. I don't want to go back to that. My big-ass thighs are smaller and probably look as good as they did in high school--they are firm, I'll tell you that--that's a big deal for me!

Breakaway asked me about getting hungry after the pre-breakfast workout--it doesn't really make me hungry, I just know I had better eat something soon after--bananas are good--(within an hour). I drink coffee before my workout--I have to have a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Also, I would just say to anyone who isn't hungry right when they get up--just to give themselves a little time. Don't wait until you're ravenous, but don't force yourself unless you're not going to be able to eat because of time or work or stuff you have to do.

It's a real balancing act to say the least. You can change old habits and ways of eating. Be patient with yourself and don't give up!

1928 cal * 61g fat * 52g fiber * 110 oz water * 1041 cal deficit

breakaway on 09/19/2003:
Thanks for answering my question to you! You are doing very well and a great inspiration to us. We all have hope that MAYBE we can have firm thighs to. GOd I hope so lol. Have a great day today!

lafemme_loca on 09/19/2003:
All I can say is WOW! I can't wait to be fit enough to do half of what you are doing. That is so great. I need to find the motivation to sweat... (YUCK!) Anyway... you are doing awesome and I can just feel your energy. Woosh!

malh on 09/19/2003:
I know the Feeling of being 44, as thats my age also and wanting to go into the next decade being fit. Congrats on your running. When I am walking every now and then I will break into a run for a few and its very exhilirating. I actually hope to when I lose more weight to run. So keep inspiring us...*S*

Scruffy on 09/20/2003:
Scruff was here :-)

biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 18, 2003
(2000 Cal * <60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Thursday!

I really pushed myself yesterday. Did a pre-breakfast workout, NordicTrack 51 min/5.6 mi and a little weight work--about 5 min worth with barbells. Later I took a 20 min jog and 10 min walk.

Hope you have a good day!

1764 cal * 61g fat * 43g fiber * 125 oz water * 1430 cal deficit

garlic on 09/18/2003:
You have been quite the exercise junkie these days!!! You should be so proud of yourself. You must feel like a million. You've been so consistent for so long. Good for you. What is it that keeps you so motivated for so long? I want some of it!!!!

breakaway on 09/18/2003:
DID the pre breakfast work out seem to make you more hungry for breadfast? Just curious becasue I have a hard time eating breakfast because I don't feel hungry but I do because I know it's important. Great day for you today! WAY TO GO!

Scruffy on 09/19/2003:
Scruff was here :-)

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