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biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 27, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

1% Activities; Fat grams=74; Calories=2044; >60 oz Water; Fiber=21 g

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set
him free. --Michelangelo

Happy Thursday!

I had an odd day yesterday--had no appetite, which is rare for me. I wasn't sick, I wasn't dehydrated. I was worn out from Tuesday's exercise, for sure, but I truly felt like I was in some sort of limbo. I didn't eat anything until the afternoon (save for coffee and a little juice). I saw, I bought, then I later ate a couple of jelly donuts, the kind with finely powdered sugar--they were so-so (not all that fresh), but I did enjoy them:-)

Why did I buy two when I really only wanted one--I was gonna save one for later, or today--hahahaha--that worked real well!

For exercise, I took a little 10 min walk.

*****Today it's back into the groove for the 4-day (Th-Sun)
"Kyrin" challenge! I'm going to stick to 60 g Fat for this one in addition to my usual exercise; try to drink at least 80 oz water; at least 1000-cal deficit/day.*****

Hope you have a good food choice day!

MM on 03/27/2003:
Thanks for your comments in my entry. I wanted to ask you about what you are doing. I look at it everyday, but I am still confused. I'm a few short of a six pack, I know. How do you measure 10% activities? and what is the deficit? Sorry to sound so stupid.

Anyway, pump up the exercise to work those doughnuts off, huh? It's funny how we justify buying 2 of something, thinking we will save it for another time, or hubby, etc., but since nobody knows why you bought it, you don't have to stick with the reason you did it in the first place. I do that all too often.

Hope you have a good night.

Lainey on 03/28/2003:
Pretty neat quote. I like that. Yeah, saving one for later usually doesn't work out that way, lol.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 26, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

12% Activities; Fat grams=49; Calories=1789; >80 oz Water; Fiber=35 g

Hello all:-)

I didn't lose anything poundwise in the last week--really didn't expect to because of my eating, but I did lose about a half-inch overall in measurements, which included a quarter-inch in my waist.

So yesterday I used the Airdyne--was going to just blow off all exercise--and my plan was to get it to 400 cal or 15 miles. So I ended up doing just about 1 hour/14.4 mi/322 cal according to the readout. That proved to be too much because I hadn't used it in quite some time, but I just thought, "I've been jogging here and there, I've been doing weight training, NordicTrack, and walking, it'll be no big deal." I woke up feeling like I'd been hit by a Mack truck--almost like a hangover. Damn, I didn't even get a buzz on for crying out loud;-)

Thanks SoccerMom--you mentioned stepping up my activity a few entries ago--I did, and after the dust has settled this afternoon, I'm glad I did:-)

Hope your day's going well--I'll see ya' later!

pollyanna on 03/27/2003:
Whew! And here I am talking about a few minutes on my stationary bike! LOL You make my muscles ache just reading about it all. But you are hanging in there! Whew!! Congrats on your inches!

peace, pollyanna :)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 25, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

21% Activities; Fat grams=30; Calories=1653; >110 oz Water; Fiber=33 g

Happy Tuesday!

I dragged a bit during my early morning workout, but I plodded on for
52 min/5.4 mi on the NordicTrack and then later a jog for 30 min and a 15 min walk. So I should sleep here soon.

I'll be back soon--hope you all have a pleasant day!

kyrin on 03/25/2003:
Good Morning, you! Thanks for the fiber info. That and water seem to be the hardest areas for me to get control over. ...I'm working on it though. {grins}

You have a great day!

SoccerMom on 03/25/2003:
Good for you! I hear the 150's calling your name!

biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 24, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

19% Activities; Fat grams=70; Calories=1969; >90 oz Water; Fiber=36 g
Deficit=1285 (3-day avg=1239)

On average, I met my 1000 cal/day deficit--I will continue with that for my next (M-Th) challenge. It was a good motivator. I'm trying to make that fat goal, but I'm not going to get too bent out of shape about it, if I continue with my higher activity level.

I did 47 min/5.6 mi on the NordicTrack and 20 min of Circuit "stuff." I did 20 pushups--Kyrin reported 80--WoW! I have worked up to that 20 over time and I know Kyrin said she didn't do all 80 at once--but it's one of those mind over matter things to me. It's very hard when you haven't done even one, but it gets better and easier--Thank goodness!

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.

I'll see you all later!

cynthie on 03/24/2003:
Girl you are dedicated, motivated, and in control!!! Countdown to April 8 .... I believe you can do it!!!!

Lainey on 03/25/2003:
Thanks for the fiber info!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 23, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

15% Activities; Fat grams=72; Calories=2168; >90 oz Water; Fiber=34 g

Just a quick entry!

I went over on my fat intake for yesterday. I did 47 min/5.6 mi on the NordicTrack. Did okay on water. Will be back later!

cynthie on 03/23/2003:
Your commitment is definitely commendable! I'm excited about your April 8th victory!

cynthie on 03/23/2003:
Your commitment is definitely commendable! I'm excited about your April 8th victory!

Beth 201 on 03/23/2003:
Wow..It seems you are doing well. You keep up the good work. You will reach your weight goal in no time. Beth :)

kyrin on 03/23/2003:
A challenge? Always! Three days. Starting tomorrow...

Fat was about 30% of the total calories. Not too bad. :-) Awesome fiber. Can I ask you what you're eating to get the fiber count up there? I'm doing good to get it to 25...and mostly sits in the low 20s.


Golightly on 03/24/2003:
Hi! Thanks for the quote by Edison that you left on my diary on Friday. It's great! I printed it up and put it at my desk as a constant reminder to keep trying! Definately dieting is a process of trial and error, which makes that quote so relevant.

I'm impressed with your workouts! Good for you!

Have a great day!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Mar 22, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

20% Activities; Fat grams=35; Calories=1799; >120 oz Water; Fiber=33 g

Good News, I met (and exceeded) my deficit goal!

For my exercise I did 47 min/5.4 mi on the NordicTrack and a 25 min jog. The jog was a real challenge because I took my dog with me:-) She apparently had a great time . . . I on the other hand was wiped out in the first 10 min and had to walk, then I started back up. Before I started I tried to get the dog to "do her duty" or doody as the case may be:-) She didn't, and she didn't on the first stop either. So I started back and did 8 more min and then she did her thing. Luckily I got less and less tired as the dog got more tired, and I was able to get some slack in her leash. So the last bit was 7 min.

My arm's getting better--thanks Lainey! As for your question on how I can do that much time on the NordicTrack. The biggest reason is that I thoroughly enjoy it. I started out with just about 20 min huffing and puffing and taking frequent breaks and being very sore in my thighs for days.

I make a little game out of it by doing arms & legs for 3 min then leaving the arm part off for 1 min. (I have a cheat sheet to tell me when to start, etc.) On the calories, I try to get to 500 unless I'm pressed for time. I still take a break every 10-15 min to do some stretching/drinking water. Most of all I feel such an accomplishment, it brightens my whole day to know I've gotten my exercise out of the way. I'm glad you asked:-)

I will see you all later!

kyrin on 03/22/2003:
You sound really good today! Everything is in line and looks wonderful. Way to go on the water, fiber, and exercise. WOW!



Lainey on 03/24/2003:
Your NordicTrack workout sure sounds like a good plan to me! I'm still impressed by how much time you get in on it.

Glad to hear your arm is getting better :o)

biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 21, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

22% Activities; Fat grams=111; Calories=2868; >90 oz Water; Fiber=37 g

I did 5.0 mi/46 min on my NordicTrack and about 1.5 hours of mowing yesterday.

I don't normally check my average deficit this time of the week--it's 564 for the week ending yesterday. I do, however, wish to get off to a good start on my "Kyrin" Weekend Challenge and challenges to come, so in addition to the usual goals, I would like to have at least a 1000-point difference between what I consume and my activity for Fri-Sun. Now this does not mean consuming 4000 calories and running 10 miles every day. It means making an effort to exercise (staying healthy, not overdoing it) and to eat within my calories and fat. I have been on a roll lately with my exercise with no discomfort until yesterday. I had to do some mowing and my right wrist and forearm are just a bit strained from having to pull up the self-propelling lever--I kept trying to remind myself to use my left hand, but it was no use. Plus it was a little chilly out and I wanted to get it over with. I gotta go . . .

{Weekly Averages as of yesterday: 3140 cal burned; 17% activities; 2576 cal; 99 g Fat; 31 g Fiber}

Lainey on 03/21/2003:
How do you manage to do so much time on that NordicTrack? It's impressive! Take it easy with that arm!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 20, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

19% Activities; Fat grams=83; Calories=2332; >110 oz Water; Fiber=42 g

Hi All!

I got the CD--woo-hoo! I kept one promise to myself:-) I want to share a link with you about the origins of binge eating--maybe it will enlighten you. It's kind of interesting; Study: Weak Gene--Not Weak Willpower--May Cause Binge-eating.

For my exercise yesterday I did my NordicTrack with a Circuit Aerobic Workout--NT for 5.5 mi/47 min and 20 min of weights, pushups, situps, etc, then a little stretching. Boy, did I need that workout--Whew!

I'll see you all later!

Golightly on 03/20/2003:
Thanks for sharing link. It was an interesting read. Let's hope that society will now be more compassionate to the overweight. As a first step, I would like to see people make eye contact with me. I guess they think they are being polite by not staring, but instead it just makes me feel even more isolated.

Soon2BThin on 03/20/2003:
Hey, great work-out! And I checked out the binge eating thing and e-mailed it to my sister. Have a real good day!

SoccerMom on 03/20/2003:
Well, THAT's good to know! Thanks for sharing the link.

Hey, good job on the exercise. I know what you mean about "needing that workout"....I just finished mine, and it felt sooooooo good!

Have a wonderful evening.

MM on 03/20/2003:
I read that link, and I think we as addictive people like to have a crutch to lean on, and this is just another way to do that. We need to take responsibility for our actions and not blame other things for our weight problem. I binge too, and would love to blame it on a gene, but if I do, then that will give me an excuse to overeat, then I would take it too far. If I could just have that in the back of my head as information and not use it to my advantage (or disadvantage in my case), then that would be great. Sorry if this confused you. I just need to hold myself accountable for my actions and not blame this on anything, or anyone. It was enlightening, though. Thank you. I just need to learn to keep it all in perspective.

kyrin on 03/20/2003:
You had a great workout yesterday. ...Are you ready to have three more?

I'm looking forward to the challenge.



Lainey on 03/21/2003:
Interesting story you linked to.. maybe that WILL help get more compassion for those who are obese. Hopefully. Enjoy your new cd!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 19, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

20% Activities; Fat grams=94; Calories=2202; >110 oz Water; Fiber=38 g

Today's my Birthday--I already had my cake (the other day) so that idea is out--maybe I'll splurge on a CD. I found a really old (from about 1970) tape of Led Zeppelin III and could barely hear "The Immigrant Song"--I remember that Christmas I got cassettes of that, Herb Alpert--the one with "This Guy's in Love," Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley PTA," Glen Campbell with "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and "Wichita Lineman," and Creedence Clearwater Revival with a bunch of goodies.

Fat and calories were too high--I'm working on it:-)

I did 51 min/5.8 mi on my NordicTrack (pre-breakfast) and took a 25 min jog later in the day. Don't remember the last time I jogged, but it had been some time ago. The weather was just wonderful--couldn't resist:-)

I hope you have a good one!

Chrysalis on 03/19/2003:
Happy birthday! You're right, too. You should splurge on a CD. It lasts so much longer than cake and ice cream and you can enjoy when you're driving, walking, reading, dancing, cleaning, etc. etc.

SummerGoal on 03/19/2003:
Happy Birthday!! Go ahead and treat yourself to that CD~ it'll last longer than a piece of cake anyway. :)

kyrin on 03/19/2003:
<font color=red>*~*~*~HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Biscotti!~*~*~*</font>

It's nice to see you jogging again. You always seem to enjoy that. {grins} Do something special today.



Soon2BThin on 03/19/2003:
Hey, Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you....So which one is it? Haha! Look out, that music is dating you, you know! And I have that Herb Alpert on a genuine RECORD!! Remember those, hahaha! And that CCR one too! I'm waaaaay older than you! I think I'd eat that cake anyway too. But you keep up the good work, don't listen to me, I'm baaaaad, hee!

MichelleP on 03/19/2003:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy your day! Go buy that CD! Heck buy 2! I love that song Harper Valley PTA, any time it comes on the radio I dance around like a nut, lol my kids think I am weirdo! HAHA~


Lainey on 03/20/2003:
Happy Birthday!!!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 18, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 150 by April 8

Sun 3.16
18% Activities; Fat grams=106; Calories=2414; >132 oz Water; Fiber=14 g

Mon 3.17
13% Activities; Fat grams=107; Calories=3092; >40 oz Water; Fiber=33 g


That water number is no mirage--I couldn't seem to get enough while doing my yard work. I'm going to give myself about 3 days to get back into a groove. I don't think I've done any real damage, but turning things around is going to take a little effort.

My food choices pretty much have been awful the last few days. The worst (actually the best:-) thing was a large piece of chocolate cake called "Ten Pound Cake" by the restaurant from whence it came. Four layers--irresistible! However, as for the past week, I had a deficit of 661. I'm not getting on the scale for my weekly weigh-in today, either. I'm going to pick up the pieces from this collapse.

One good thing that has come from sustaining various exercise, weights, etc for the last few months is that on Sunday for 3 hours and about 2 hours yesterday I did leaf raking and was exhausted afterward, but I have bounced back physically very easily from this--this time around. I've had no real soreness. My shoulders aren't sore--my hamstrings are a just little sore.

Have a good one--I'll see you all later!

kyrin on 03/18/2003:
Wow! You did great with the water comsumption! That seems to be my continual downfall area. ...Oh, well. {grins} The cake sounds delicious. What a nice memory to have while you're out there creating a nice deficit for this week.



Lainey on 03/18/2003:
Glad you didn't float away :o)

Soon2BThin on 03/18/2003:
Ooooh, that cake sounds heavenly! Well, for me, it was cookies this weekend. At the walk-a-thon Saturday, they had little Subway sandwiches and Subway cookies to eat afterward. And little bags of regular Ruffles. They had way too much food so before we left, DH grabbed about a dozen cookies to take home. Guess who ate them all during the weekend?! The walk-a-thon was about 3 miles long and we had a good time. The weather was cool and nice. Okay, I'm back on the wagon with you. Let's do it!

SoccerMom on 03/18/2003:
See? All that conditioning has paid off. Now, go fill that water bottle, and consume it! hup-two-three-four....~grins~

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