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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~

biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 16, 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

Fri 3.14
15% Activities; Fat grams=119; Calories=2966; >80 oz Water; Fiber=27 g

Sat 3.15
10% Activities; Fat grams=75; Calories=2156; >20 oz Water; Fiber=25 g

Happy Sunday!

Well I had two very poor food days. I met my activity goals with 13 min/1.4 mi NordicTrack on Saturday and about 30 min of sawing wood (not the sleeping kind--real big-time manual back and forth sawing!); Friday I did 48 min/5.5 mi on the NordicTrack. So today I have a chance to do better on the food part of the challenge.

I was "Googling" for something funny to read about weight loss a few days ago and found a website (intense-workout.com). In one of this person's little rants or instructions or thoughts, I found this:

These are the same people who probably believe in having "Cheat days." Cheat days are the 1 day of the week where some people allow themselves to cheat a little from their diet and give into their cravings, in moderation of course, kind of like a reward for the good work they did all week. Ya know what.. BULLSH*T! The hell with you and your cheat days. Your reward for sticking to your diet all week is 1 day of cheating? What kind of sh*t is this? Your reward for sticking to your diet all week is RESULTS! Remember them, the reason that you are on this diet and working out in the first place. To get results!!! Not to have a cheat day at the end of the week.

So I have to agree with this--after falling off the rails for most of this week--it doesn't really work for me.

I gotta go now!

pollyanna on 03/16/2003:
Ha! Of course a "cheat day" won't work! I mean, what's to cheat? You make choices....and there are always consequences. But you did great with your activity! And the food will come along :)

RYN: I did leave a note on DVDMon's diary to say hello and hopefully he will return soon for a comment or two. Thanks!

biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 14, 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

13% Activities; Fat grams=37; Calories=2201; >80 oz Water; Fiber=41 g

Hello to you all!

I had a day yesterday where I did everything "okay" until night, then I realized that for the last two days I hadn't eaten the vegetables that I'd been including lately--salads, steamed veggies, etc. So I had a couple of cravings that just overwhelmed me--Pepsi and chocolate. I went overboard on the Pepsi, but had one serving of chocolate. There was probably a stress/lack of sleep aspect to this scenario as well. I could have eaten a banana or an apple--but I didn't:-) I'm not beating myself up. But I know how I should eat for me during the day and when I don't--well I get into a little trouble later on.

Anyway, I got in a NordicTrack workout (41 min/4.6 mi)--my efficiency is getting better. So today, despite my calories/fat being a little higher than my target for the last 3 or so days, I'm going to have a little bit of a "free" day--and then hit the Challenge (Kyrin) track for Saturday and Sunday.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it;-) Have a good one yourselves!

inmorning on 03/14/2003:
Amazing! I had the same thing happen to me except a neigbor brought over oatmeal cookies. Funny how that happens.

kyrin on 03/14/2003:
It's good to have a slack day every once in a while. You're doing great. I'm looking forward to having you jump onboard again tomorrow.

Enjoy your Friday!


bab825 on 03/14/2003:
At least you got in a good workout. I am really going to have to hit it hard tomorrow. I have a dessert bar to work off

biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 13, 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=52; Calories=1637; >110 oz Water; Fiber=33 g

Hello All!

I got in my early NordicTrack workout, 5.4 mi/50 min, yesterday. Fat grams were a little high (30% of total--Thanks Fitday.com!).

I gotta go--I'll check back with you all later!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 12, 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

3% Activities; Fat grams=57; Calories=1964; >110 oz Water; Fiber=42 g

I went over a little on the fat grams. I skipped my early workout and took a 30-min walk in the evening. I needed the break for a little renewal.

I want to thank you all for your fine comments, as always! I appreciate the support:-)

Hope you have a good food day--I'll see you later!

kyrin on 03/12/2003:
I'm taking a relaxing day too. Hubby has the day off and I think we're going out to do some shopping, maybe lunch out as well.

I'm anxious to see what the scale and tape measure have to say about things tomorrow. ...I still have a ways to go to get those 18s zipped and buttoned, but I'm comfortably wearing the tightest pair of 20s that I have (which a few weeks ago were sorely digging into my waistline)! They're baggy and feel nice now though.

We're making progress!


kyrin on 03/12/2003:
Re: your comment to me...I know what you mean about your tummy keeping you in a size larger pair of pants/jeans. The 18s fit me fine in the legs and butt. It's that darned tummy pouch that's keeping me out of them. But not for long! I think that if we can do something about the tummy fat, we'll be sliding down those sizes lickity split. LOL

A few months ago, I was having a hard time keeping the fat% under 30 or 35% of my day's intake. Now, I'm routinely between 25 to 30, and sometimes lower. All it took was a good reason to <i>want</i> to do it.

Thanks for the support.

prism on 03/12/2003:
You drank over 110 ounces of water? Wow! That's great. I appreciate how hard that is to do. I was trying to drink 120 ounces of water a day for several days last week and it was very difficult to get it all in and then there were all the potty breaks:)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 11, 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=32; Calories=1701; >80 oz Water; Fiber=41 g

Hi and Happy Tuesday!

I'm down a pound--couldn't be more surprised. Had to do a double-take and turn on another light just to make sure of what I was seeing! And I'm a half-inch closer to buttoning my old jeans. I'm down a whopping 2 inches in my measurements!

Yesterday I did an early NordicTrack workout (5.3 mi/49 min). I've been doing this early workout every day for quite a few days now, so I'm going to take a break from it today and maybe do it later on or something else.

I hope your day is going well--have a good one!

Chrysalis on 03/11/2003:
Congratulations on that lost pound! And two inches down!!! Keep up the good work.

Lainey on 03/11/2003:
Happy Tuesday yourself! 2 inches-that's so good! Congratulations!

bab825 on 03/11/2003:
Congratulations on your loss. I haven't done my measurements yet. Maybe I will tonight. Keep it up amd thank you for your support

kyrin on 03/11/2003:
<i>Woo-Hoo!</i> Four pounds in eight days! Are you proud or what? I certainly am proud of you! You've really been moving and getting things done this past week or so. Yes, ma'am!

Congrats on the stunning inches lost report too. ...Keep it goin'! We're just starting to get there!



inmorning on 03/11/2003:
You are just on top of it. And you are so sweet for your comments too. annastasia

pollyanna on 03/12/2003:
Thanks for the good wishes and congratulations to you! Those surprise pounds are the best!

peace, pollyanna :)

biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 10, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 165.0

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

20% Activities; Fat grams=37; Calories=1733; >110 oz Water; Fiber=38 g

Hello Everyone!

I got in a quick (15 min) Circuit Workout with weights, but only had time to do all the exercises and then ride the Airdyne bike for 5 min. Earlier I did a pre-breakfast workout on the NordicTrack (51 min/5.5 mi). Now I need sleep!

See ya' all later!

Jelly Belly on 03/10/2003:
Great job! 15 min. probably got your metabolism fire burning. I think every minute counts. I couldn't work out and go back to sleep though. Wish I could.

SoccerMom on 03/10/2003:
Good job on the workout! Hope you've had a wonderful day. ~~SMILE!~~

inmorning on 03/10/2003:
As you can see, I ate a little better today but not as great as I should have. Good job getting the workouts in. You are too slick.

biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 09, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 165.0

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

17% Activities; Fat grams=68; Calories=2126; >60 oz Water; Fiber=28 g

Happy Sunday!

I had a higher everything but fiber and water day! But I got in plenty of activity (NordicTrack a.m.: 51 min/5.5 mi and about 1 hour of yard work). I'll be back on track with food today. I thoroughly enjoyed some fried chicken without the skin and a biscuit.

I really need to make a commitment to my weight work at least 2 days/week. So I'll get that in today (Circuit Aerobic Workout).

Well, I hope you have an enjoyable Sunday--see you all later!

kyrin on 03/09/2003:
Go, Biscotti! It's a weights day for me too. {grins} Probably not the smartest thing right before weigh-in (nice water retention after a hard workout), but it was on the schedule. LOL So, in for a penny, in for a pound. I added in some make-up weights work to today's schedule. If I can still move in the morning, I'll crawl toward the scale and hope for better numbers.

Enjoy your day. ...and drink that water. Heh-eh-eh!



Soon2BThin on 03/09/2003:
It sounds like you had a good day yesterday. Mmmmm, fried chicken, but I couldn't bear taking the skin off, how do you make yourself do that? You're a stronger woman than I am, haha! My DH does that all the time too. I guess it IS better for you.

inmorning on 03/09/2003:
Hey, it looks like you are on the ball as usual.

bab825 on 03/09/2003:
Thanks for the help with the blank page. I think I got it straightened out. Sounds like you are really doing great with your weight loss. I really need to work on drinking more water.

biscottibody59 - Saturday Mar 08, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 165.0

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

10% Activities; Fat grams=79; Calories=2291; >80 oz Water; Fiber=50 g


I had a little higher cal, etc day yesterday, as planned. I did 33 min/3.3 mi on the NordicTrack. No other exercise. Still doing the challenge and need to get in a Circuit Aerobic Workout or maybe a jog today.

Hope you have a good food day!

kyrin on 03/08/2003:
Hey, you!

You're half-way there for having your workout plans completed for the day. Good for you! The jogging sounds like fun. I (sort of) enjoyed the jog-stepping because I could zone out a bit after I learned that I could jog a 300-step set in about 2 minutes. Toward the end of February, I started setting a timer and then would just sort of concentrate on the feel of the movements until the buzzer went off. LOL

I hope that you have a terrific afternoon. You deserve it!



Soon2BThin on 03/08/2003:
Yes, I'm still doing the Idita-walk. Only 8 more days left. I should finish the amount of minutes before then since I'm doing 40 or 45 minutes some days. Hey, I just noticed, I've exercised 11 days in a row. I think it's the Idita-walk keeping me going. Okay, I'm going to do my upper body work and the dreaded ab crunches now. Have a great day!

biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 07, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 165.0

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

17% Activities; Fat grams=28; Calories=1796; >110 oz Water; Fiber=38 g

'Cos it's easier to try
Than to prove it can't be done . . .

from Blue World, Moody Blues

I was listening to this during my a.m. exercise yesterday and it seems (perception of the day:-) that I've been doing that for a long time--proving it can't be done--losing weight that is. And now it is for "me easier to try," at this juncture. Kinda simplistic, but very apropos.

I also wanted to "air" the calories and stuff from one day last week (I used the crappy cold weather as an excuse to eat almost a whole box of "Toastables" for one thing). Calories: 3946, Fat: 168g, Fiber: 41g. I'm not sure why I felt the need to include that--but there it is.

So yesterday I did my early a.m. NordicTrack ex of 35 min/3.6 mi and later in the day about 30 min on the Airdyne and some ab stuff and push-ups. My food choices were good and I tried to make sure I didn't get hungry. This strategy seems to be working well as long as I have fruit and good food available. I know I'm not beyond making poor choices--that's not really human, is it?--but, I'm doing better with more consistency (PastaGal:-)!

I'm on for the latest Kyrin Challenge. I'll be doing the same plan as the last one. Today, however, my food intake may exceed my target. It's not a free day, but if the opportunity presents, I'm going to indulge. Friday is a good day for that:-)

For the last challenge I'm down 1 pound, and didn't really want to record it until weigh day (Tues), but what the hell!

Challenge Plan: Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal and at least 30 min walk/NordicTrack before breakfast.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

kyrin on 03/07/2003:
Definitely record that pound. CONGRATS! ...I keep telling SoccerMom that when she waits until he official weigh-in day, the loss quite often disappears. Well, frankly, that sucks. LOL If you've gotten the scale to give up a pound, post it (!) and then work to get to the next one.

You're doin' great! ...As for the mega-calorie day. Yeah, I did one of those too. What the heck. It was only one day, and the work we've done during the challenge kept it from settling in for a long stay. ...Well, back to work. It's time to go beat up my pudgy little fat cells.



pastagal on 03/07/2003:
Trust me ,ALL of us have days such as that,,,i had one just day before yesterday,i wanted everything in sight and kept going for it and would have to fight with myself to not give in,,but there are times i just can't and i give in and beat myself up the next day,,i wonder sometimes we have such great days and then have some really really bad days where the will power just goes out the window,,thats why i try to not tell myself i Can't have something,,if i find the desire so strong to have it,i try to have just a bite or two and move on,,that works more than not lately,,but then there are those days when a couple bites rather than saying NO brings out the beast in me and i go nuts eating everything in sight,,must be a hormonal thing ,ya think??? I do know CONSISTENCY is a main factor in order for the weight to continue to come off,and i read your entries every day and you are succeeding very well in that area:} Hope you have a terrific weekend ahead of you,just keep focused and make sure you have lots of GOOD food around :}

Soon2BThin on 03/07/2003:
Oh, those darn Toastables! It's all their fault, you know. Are they gone now? Good job on that one pound though! Looking forward to Tuesday. You're doing great!

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