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biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 10, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


Tues 7.8: 8% Activities; >40 oz Water; Deficit=429
Wed 7.9: 9% Activities; >90 oz Water; Deficit=621


Oh well, didn't make my goals--but if I didn't have any goals, I'm sure I would have done much worse. Today's the last day of the challenge!

I did a circuit-type weight workout and walk on Tuesday and a 32 min jog (10-8-3-11) yesterday. I was so very sore from the aforementioned weight workout, but I thought I'd see what I could do. My jog goal is to jog every other day this month.

Hope you're having a good one!

SoccerMom on 07/11/2003:
Thanks for your comments. Hope you have a great weekend!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 08, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


10% Activities; >90 oz Water; Deficit=895

My weight loss journey is vivified today! I have maintained my loss on this my typical weigh-in day! It wasn't looking that way as I ate with much reckless abandon over the long weekend. My measurements are all down or unchanged. I am ecstatic!

Also, other than the "days of challenge," I have quit using FitDay (on a daily basis) and obsessing over counting the last cherry or ounce of whatever. And for 2 days I didn't even write down anything I ate. Don't get me wrong, if you've never bothered to use a scale for food or measured everything precisely--you may be over/under estimating your intake. For me at this point, a break in that routine is in order.

This for me at this point is not about deprivation--it's about boundaries and better choices. I'll never be the person who can leave even one bite of cheesecake on the plate, or pour salt on it so I don't eat it. It's taken perseverance and working toward believing in myself and learning that beating myself up is definitely not the way to go.

I went for a 1-hour walk on Sunday 7.6 and took a 30 min jog (16-14) yesterday. For my first day of this challenge I didn't quite make the water or the deficit goal.

Hope you're having a good day!

SoccerMom on 07/08/2003:
The key to not eating that last bite of cheesecake, is to NOT ordering it in the first place...hahaha. I know, not what you wanted to hear. I, too, was raised to "think about the starving children in the world" before I wasted one bit of food on my plate. We are of the "clean your plate, or no dessert" generation, right?? Gee, I finally had to stop serving dessert altogether, to be able to leave a few scraps on my plate for the dog (who doesn't need it, either!)

Glad to see that you're at your all-time low right now. Keep up what you're doing, as it seems to be working for you. Take care, and I'll check back on you again soon!


inmorning on 07/09/2003:
Wow, you are really moving there. Way to go. I so admire your determination.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 06, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


10% Activities; >100 oz Water; Deficit=1133

These are the numbers for Day 3 (Thurs 7.03) of my 3-Day Challenge--made all goals!

I did a 43 min jog on Thurs 7.03 with no stopping. For yesterday I did a 45 min jog (5-10-8-9-6-7) and paid no particular attention to my food choices. I felt pretty crappy before going out to jog and I really thought I'd end up walking back after about 10 min. Surprisingly I felt better after 10 min, but the humidity was just horrendous. I don't think I had hydrated myself particularly well, so I ended up breaking it up.

I'll be back to better choices tomorrow. I'm planning a Mon-Thurs challenge with the same goals as above. So I guess I'm going to try to get back to "regularly scheduled programming."

Have a good one, see ya' later!

inmorning on 07/08/2003:
Are you serious? 43 minute jog? Wow, again, you are my hero.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 03, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 156.5 (July 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


13% Activities; >100 oz Water; Deficit=1038

Happy Thursday!

I did fairly well--didn't get in my jog--felt a little blah, so instead I did a "circuit" like last week with the 8 pound barbells and 42 min/10.3 miles on the Airdyne. I didn't feel like getting out in the heat at all!

Didn't quite make the deficit goal. I had to adjust my water number down for yesterday, and I hadn't consumed much water before the afternoon today, which probably didn't help the blah feeling--so I stepped it up during and after the workout and I feel much better:-)

I'll be seeing ya' later!

10:15 a.m. I hate to admit it, but every little half-pound is a big deal and cause for celebration as it is lost. Especially when it's being lost as slowly as I'm losing it--haha! I'm down a pound this morning--I'm counting it! I hope you enjoy your day!

SoccerMom on 07/03/2003:
Woo-hoooooo! Look at you....<i>another</i> half pound MIA! Keep up the good work, and enjoy your 4th of July weekend, without overdoing the goodies. Remember to ~~SMILE!~~


Reba on 07/03/2003:
Every pound counts, right! Congratulations! Have a great day. Reba


Soon2BThin on 07/05/2003:
Wow, you're doing great!! I'm so envious! I guess I'd better hurry up and get busy, huh? Thanks for your comments. Well, keep doing what your doing. See ya Monday!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jul 02, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=27.0; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


2% Activities; >40 oz Water; Deficit=887

Didn't push myself terribly--food choices were good despite missing the deficit goal--and the other two goals. Got about a 20 min walk!

Have a good one!

Soon2BThin on 07/02/2003:
Sounds like you're doing good. I quit taking the new meds and haven't heard back from the doc to see if she wants me to repeat the blood work. And I haven't heard about any pollution alerts here. Of course they say it's bad for people with breathing problems but that's all I've heard about. Right now it looks like the smoke is getting closer to us from the sky outside my window. It's been really windy here everyday, that's probably why it hasn't been so bad. We're running the AC now anyway since it has gotten more humid lately. You know when it's 105 and 22% humidity, it's pretty uncomfortable. Our humidity here is usually less than 10%. But the monsoon season is upon us. Okay, have a good holiday weekend. I'll be joining you in the pursuit of lower weight levels on Monday.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 01, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 cal deficit/day)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157 (June 2003)
My Current Goal: 145 by August 19
Current BMI=27.0; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8


17% Activities; >140 oz Water; Deficit=1410

I'm down a half-pound for my weigh-in! Measurements are mostly down or unchanged--none are up!

I made my challenge goals for the day. Also, I got in a 30 min/3.4 mi NordicTrack workout and a jog of 38 min (21-17). I'm enjoying my workouts a great deal. It's good to find something that I can look forward to and to challenge myself fitness-wise. If I were just slogging through them with no rhyme or reason, I would have given up long ago. I'm grateful for the ability to do as much and stay as healthy as I have!

I hope you have a good food day!


biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 30, 2003
(Activities >10%; 100oz water; 1100 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


19% Activities; >90 oz Water; Deficit=1128

Happy Monday!

I did well on Day 3 (Sat 6.28) of my 3-Day Challenge--despite missing 2 of the goals. I did about 2 hours of mowing/cleanup and then a 30 min jog (18-12) later on. My derriere was still massively sore from those dern lunges, but amazingly it didn't seem to affect my jog. I just avoided the usual hills I take in favor of flat road.

I'm launching another personal challenge for today-Thursday with Activities of 10%, 100 oz water, and a deficit of 1100.

Yesterday I ate with somewhat reckless abandon and did no exercise.

I'll see you all later!


biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 28, 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


6% Activities; >100 oz Water; Deficit=686

Cheers to you all this fine Saturday!

I had a pretty good Day 2 of my 3-Day Challenge. Kept out of any sweet stuff--fresh cherries are much better than any old cookie any day!

Looks like I didn't get much of a workout, but ya' know numbers can be deceiving--especially when your ass is as sore as mine is today from a set of lunges (stationary), 25 each side. I did 10 exercises in all, and I used 8-pound barbells for those requiring them: Standing Bent-over row--25, Stiff-legged deadlift--22 reps, Calf Raise--70 reps, Shoulder press--21, Biceps curl--18, Triceps dips (chair)--16. In addition, I did Push-ups--11 military, 12 sissy; Bicycle crunches--100 and about 5 min on the Airdyne. The most amazing thing about this barbell workout is that it only takes 15-20 min. I can't really say I enjoyed it, but it got the desired effect--haha!

I know it's tough on the weekend, but I hope you get to do something to further your weight loss goals today!


biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 27, 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


21% Activities; >130 oz Water; Deficit=1464

I had a good day for Day 1 of this 3-Day Challenge. I resisted bites of stuff and ate well--no sweet snacks! I have one of those "Tres Leches (three milks) Tortes" from Walmart in the fridge--it's almost too sweet (I had a slice when I bought it a couple days ago). It's rich, but a little goes a looooong way!

There are several recipes I saved from the paper--so maybe one day I'll tackle it for myself and control the amount of whipped cream it has. I am not one of those who can just leave whipped cream on a plate--haha!

As for exercise, I was very productive. I did an early NordicTrack workout of 1 hour/6.7 mi and then a jog of 25 min (13-12) later. The weather was much cooler but still humid, thus my water consumption was quite high.

I hope you all are having a good food choice day!


biscottibody59 - Thursday Jun 26, 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


A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. --Saul Bellow

Hope you're doing things to further your goals today!

As for me, I've been getting in my exercise. I'm jogging every other day instead of skipping two days. For this challenge (Th-Fri-Sat) the plan is to get in some exercise and eat sensibly. I haven't gone hog wild with my eating the last week or so, but I could use a boundary (haha!)--and I'm not going to come close to meeting my coming goal deadline without a boundary. So, I'll try!

I didn't lose any pounds on Tuesday, but my arm measurement is down to a new low--11-1/8 inches--woo-hoo! Waist is down a quarter inch, but the rest are the same or up a little.

6.20 Jog 30, then 10 min of running divided into about 5 intervals.

6.21 NordicTrack 70 min/8 mi--51 min at level 1 incline.

6.22 Did a 50 min jog.

6.23 No exercise.

6.24 Did a 45-min jog divided into 5-2-17-4-5-6-6. This was ridiculous--the heat and humidity were horrendous even at 8 p.m. when I went out--but I was determined to get it done!

6.24 NordicTrack for 18 min/2 mi--got sidetracked and never got back to it.

So far jogging every other day isn't doing anything detrimental to me physically, so far:-) Which is a continual surprise to me. It's amazing that I can do at 44, what I couldn't do at 24. Don't get me wrong, I get twinges of reminders that I'm not 24, but the mental game is easier at 44 (if that makes any sense). Who knew? Not I! I'm just glad I had the fortitude to get out and try it again with no expectations.

It's about time for a new pair of running shoes, and I'm going to look for some type of carry along water bottle, since there are no fountains or anything along my routes--the heat is only going to get worse. The humidity, on the other hand, isn't usually like this around here, kind of a fluke!

So my goals for the challenge are the usual--10% activity, 100 oz water and 1200-cal deficit/day. BTW, the quote is an old one from a previous entry--but is one of my favorites--gonna give it a rest for awhile!

Have a great day!

Golightly on 06/26/2003:
Hmmm, intersting theory about your age. I suppose, now that I think about it, you are right : my mental fortitude is better now that I am older. Perhaps we don't have much time to waste, so we want to get on with it!

I've been drinking more water in the past day or two because the humidity is KILLER in Ottawa right now. It's so hot, I can't sleep at night. I sweat alot. So, I'm replenishing my fluids! One good thing about the heat is that swimming in the evening is an absolute JOY! Most days I can't wait to get to the pool later!

Hey, congrats on the measurements!


BellaK on 06/26/2003:
I've got your quote up onto my calendar! I LOVE it!

PS: Your resistance is incredible! Go girl! Bella :o)


Soon2BThin on 06/26/2003:
Well, I'm going to say just what I said to CharlieAngel--I admire you for all the exercise you are doing!! Wow, even in all the heat and humidity! I feel like such a wimp! Keep up the good work.


SoccerMom on 06/26/2003:
Congrats on the lower arm measurements! I know what you mean about the mental game being easier...we've "been there, done that" with all the excuses, and now we know it's just simply "up to us" to get the job done.

Have a good one, and I'll check back again.



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