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biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 02, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

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

Happy Sunday!

I did my 40 min jog yesterday. As it went on I got less winded. Was still a little sore from weights of the other day, but that didn't affect the jog--maybe it helped. I know it helps me in the long run.

Have a good afternoon!

ladybug20 on 02/02/2003:
Hello there! Great job on your run! Doesn't it feel great knowing you are getting stronger and can run farther without gasping for breath!! LOL! Keep up the good work! Sherri

dolyda on 02/02/2003:
congrats on the 40 min jog...i'm proud that i can jog 1 minute every 5...lol

Lainey on 02/03/2003:
Hi! Thanks for your breakfast suggestion! I've eaten cereal everyday for as long as I can remember, and come to think of it, I've usually been hungry before lunchtime! I think I will try your egg idea next time I go grocery shopping. I guess scrambled eggs (maybe on toast) works the same, right? Thanks again, and good luck! :o)

biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 01, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

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

I was online so I decided to go ahead and enter my info for the last couple days.

What a day so far. I'm in North Central Texas and a local weather guy mentioned last night that the space shuttle was going to be flying over at 8:03 a.m. our time. I was up, but had forgotten about it. Then I heard a sonic boom--the breaking of the sound barrier. At least that's what I thought it was. I have heard in recent years that sonic booms are outlawed and probably haven't heard one since I was very young. It was a little after 8 and I thought, "Crap, I missed the shuttle going over!" I had never seen it and have always wanted to take a trip to Florida to watch a launch. I went ahead and went outside. I looked around and saw a vapor trail that was extremely wide.

I was watching C-SPAN and they broke in and had a statement and a picture from Mission Control. It's another horribly sad day that we will all remember with sadness. I heard someone mention that it's a miracle when the shuttle lands safely and without incident. Somehow we will find a way to go forward and look for that miracle in the future.

I also can't help but think about tragedies and violence that happen every day in every other part of the world. This too in the wake of the possibility of the U.S. intending to go it alone against Saddam Hussein. Emotions are high for this possibility alone. We're not alone in sorrow by any stretch of the imagination.

I was supposed to jog yesterday (Fri), but had done a circuit aerobic workout on Thursday and the soreness from doing the weights was just settling in and I so I'll do it today. I'm tracking my food, but yesterday wasn't too good in that regard. I am still in "caffeine cutoff in early afternoon" mode.

Have a good one--and as PastaGal always says, "Hug your loved ones!" Hugs (((((everyone)))))!

inmorning on 02/01/2003:
It is sad that the shuttle went down. I know they say it wasn't terrorism so let's hope they are right.

biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 30, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

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

Hi All!

I'm up a couple pounds on my weigh-in this week--it's kind of frustrating, but I more or less know what to do. The goal of the 28th has passed and I didn't come close. But, I'm making a new goal of 150 by April 8th. This is a plan for losing less than two pounds a week. I've seen others do it on here--PastaGal, Halley, Rader, and Garlic (where are you?), and I'm sure there are others here I've failed to mention--I've seen other success stories around the internet. Why not me--I think I can take a stab at it one more time. With a little more commitment--yes!

I sort of lost track of when I was supposed to be jogging next and went out on Tuesday thinking it was the right day--it was one day too soon, but I didn't realize it until way into the jog. The weather was great that day and was going to get dreary on Wednesday, so I think I kind of got a little bit giddy and lost track. Nevertheless, I felt very good. Then about 30 minutes into it I sort of ran out of gas and stopped jogging and just walked. I caught my breath and went ahead and did the other 10 min.

I couldn't believe that yesterday my legs weren't killing me. I've been so wary of taking it slow so as not to get injured and this was just like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow--haha! I thought I'd probably be limping on Wednesday--I wasn't! I still intend to keep the schedule of skipping 2 days, however. But, it's good to know I can deviate and still make out okay.

Food has been okay. I'm not really trying very hard. I did cut my caffeine much earlier and I seem to have slept better. I have always been one who didn't really think caffeine affected me that much. I guess you can't really tell until you cut down. I even cut it out for a couple weeks--that's all I could stand--several years ago. I simply can't do without at least one cup of coffee, period.

A 20-min walk for my exercise yesterday.

Have a great day!

inmorning on 01/30/2003:
Eh, an extra day of jogging just puts you ahead of the game. You are great. annastasia

ladybug20 on 01/30/2003:
Hello there! Look at you and all the jogging you are doing! WoooHooo! Doesn't if feel great just knowing you CAN do it! Great job! Thanks for the comments in my diary - you always make me laugh! Have a great rest of the day. Sherri :]

prism on 01/30/2003:
It will work for you.

You can do it.

Just think of other things in your life you have been successful at. You know you have what it takes to do this.

You are doing great on your exercise.

Just keep it up and don't give up!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 28, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28

Happy Tuesday!

Food choices were 4 stars for the most part the last few days with yesterday being 2 stars (out of five). For yesterday (1.27)--I did my NordicTrack (5.3/50 min) workout early and I just think I was hungry most of the day. Also did my NordicTrack on 1.25 (5.3 mi/52 min). Sunday 1.26 I got my jog in--40 min--no breaks this time. (The 25th marked my 6 month mark of jogging!)

I've gotten my good breakfast in every day since making a commitment. The other meal choices haven't been as good. So I've got room for improvement as usual:-) I'm also holding off on any caffeine/soda after about 5 p.m. I still think that's a huge deal for me and it's much easier to do.

If I could tolerate sugar-free types I'd go for it, but sugar-free drinks just turn my stomach upside down--I feel completely different after drinking just a small amount--of course I've screwed up and accidentally bought a diet Pepsi a few times and was thirsty so ended up drinking about half, but I also just don't like the taste.

Hope you have a good day!

Tigger on 01/28/2003:
First off, I love the way you have your diary set up! Showing your starting weight really helps us all see how far you have come. Way to go!

Also, congratulations on the jogging. I am really impressed by how far you have come. Keep up the good work!


Jelly Belly on 01/28/2003:
Hey girl! Have you tried the flavored waters from Walmart? You could put lemon in your water or just a dash of real kool-aid in your water will punch it up a notch. Great job on the exercise!

pastagal on 01/28/2003:
It is hard to get use to drinking diet soda or sugar free stuff,but its like anything,takes time,start out slow and you can do it;} hope you have a great day today!

breakaway on 01/28/2003:
Very impressive entry today! Your doing great and not having that soda after 5pm is a terrific Idea. I usually go till 7 and have my last one then...but then find I can't fall asleep at night and end up staying up till 1am. I don't know how long caffine usually stays in your body but maybe it's just in my head.

Keep up the great exercise, your going strong and your sure going to make your goal this way!!


ladybug20 on 01/29/2003:
Hi There! Great job on geting in your exercise. I too find if I work out early in the morning, I'm hungry all day. I feel like I could eat non stop for the whole day!! LOL Keep up the good work! Talkto you soon! Sherri :]

SoccerMom on 01/29/2003:
Congrats on jogging for 6 months now! Sounds like you're still doing very well with your exercising. I'm glad to be getting back into it, too. I feel so much better today, after working out again.

You have a great day!

inmorning on 01/29/2003:
You are such the together lady.(((((((((((((((biscottibody)))))))))))))))) here is a hug just for you.

herb on 01/30/2003:
That talk about the Mobile Home was just a thought, if I was reall going to do it, it would be a houseboat. Do you know where I could go in a boat from where I live on the Hudson River. Just travelling north to the Mohawk river, I'd be in the Erie Canal which would take me all the way across New York to Buffalo and into Lake Erie, from there I could get to the Mississippi river. How far West I could get is something I'd have to reseach. Just imagine not having a permanent address, and no one would know where you were unless you told them. The more I think about it the better it sounds.

biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 24, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28

Happy Friday!

Food: **

Almost forgot: I did my 40 min jog yesterday--20 min--3 min--17 min--with walking in between. I was going to give up, but since I have only committed to this about 10 days/month, I just sucked it up and went--good for me--hahaha! And it was colder than usual, but not too windy.

I can't give myself much credit for good food choices today and yesterday--which leads me to go back to micromanaging my food--to a certain extent--I'm just not THAT anal retentive:-)

Breakfast will be a given: 4-5 egg whites and a small amount of juice (OJ) or fruit and a small amount of shredded wheat/small slice WW bread. Lunch will be 4-5 oz protein, 1 serving fruit, 1 serving of vegetable, 1 slice bread, and large salad with small amount of regular dressing or homemade LF dressing (buttermilk type). I will allow myself a piece of chocolate. Tomato juice, pickles, carrots between meals. I will try to do about the same for Supper as for Lunch, but planning Breakfast and Lunch will be okay with me for now. At least 60 oz water.

As for coffee, 2-3 cups (I've only been drinking 2 since I've cut out the soda at night). And I do seem to have cut that out--haven't had any this week at all!

Have a great evening!

Tigger on 01/24/2003:
Way to go on the jog!! Keep at it... looks like you have come a long way! Sarah

ladybug20 on 01/24/2003:
Hey! You are doing so great!! Great job on the excercise and planning your food choices. Thanks for the comments in my diary. Have a good weekend. Check in on you tomorrow! Sherri :]

inmorning on 01/24/2003:
Hey, how is it going with you. You seem to be doing pretty well. Have a great day and hugs.

Baylee on 01/24/2003:
Hello! Thanks for the comments. You know, I had to smile about the oatmeal and applesauce, because I used to eat that too, only I used to put cinnamon in mine. I haven't had that for quite a while now that I think of it. Good job on the jogging again. I still think the exercise is more helpful than cutting too much on the foods, ..... within reason of course. Have a good weekend! Baylee

herb on 01/24/2003:
Thanks for the comment, it's always nice to hear from you. Hinternet is something new that Hams "amateur radio" are starting to work with. It will be a system where I'll be able to use the Internet by connecting my computer to the ham transmitter/receiver, and then be able to operate it outdoors without cables or wires. It's in its infancy at the moment. Hinternet is just "H" for ham attached to the word internet. Thanks for asking.

Beth 201 on 01/26/2003:
Sounds like you are staying on track. GREAT JOB! Yes I get tomorrow off to get one more day of studying done! YAHOO. Well I better go study! LOL Beth :)

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 22, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. --Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

Food: ***

A day like yesterday foodwise--no breakfast leading to munching. Also am still leaving out the soda and caffeine at night. It's funny, I can go through a whole day without craving a soda, but I really enjoy one at night. Sure I can switch to caffeine-free and get half the goal accomplished. It's just not something I need and I'm starting (baby step here:-) to NOT miss it!

Recovery from exercise yesterday, so no big workout--hammies are a tad sore:-) Gotta make a new jog schedule for the next 6 weeks or so. I'm going to keep doing the skip two days between. If I ever lose another chunk of pounds, maybe I can change that, but for me for right now it has worked out amazingly well!

Thanks for all your fine comments and encouragement along the way--I appreciate it all! Have a good one!

breakaway on 01/22/2003:
You are doing the exercise thing the smart way and smart ways always work! :) Great job! I have been noticing since I started eating breakfast and (change really nothing else) I have been losing weight like crazy now. I did slow down on my eating at night but very little change really. Try to get that breakfast in ! It's important. Good luck and have a fabulous day today.


hope seeker on 01/22/2003:
i wish I could jog. I think once I lose enough weight, I will try again. It always hurts my shins too much. Anyways, glad to hear some success on staying away from soda. Keep it up, thats great! Hope :)

Beth 201 on 01/22/2003:
I am right with you. I also enjoy a soda at night. The caffeine-free does help. That way it does not keep you awake, but I am a lucky one. Caffeine does not keep me up. Well you seem to be doing great on the exercise. GOOD JOB! You keep it up. Well hope you have a great rest of the week. Beth ;)

ameilia on 01/22/2003:
It really is not a good idea to skip breakfast, I find I munch alot more throughout the day when I miss it. It is also supposed to speed up your metabolism so it is a healthy choice too. Good on you for the exercising you are doing great.

Soon2BThin on 01/22/2003:
Sounds like you're doing good! Keep up the good work. And thanks again for that link.

Baylee on 01/22/2003:
Hi, Good for you for dropping the soda. Even if it is caffeine free and sugar free, ANY soda is bad for your bones because the phosphorous leaches the calcium from your body and your bones and teeth suffer. I have always eaten breakfast, but, I sat down yesterday and figured up the calories of my favorite breakfast which is a "healthy" breakfast, and it was really high. Sooo, I'm changing what I have for breakfast on a daily basis and have my favorite maybe once a week, if I have lost that week. Awesome job on the jogging! Baylee

GIZMO on 01/23/2003:
great job great attitude keep it up gizmo

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 21, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28

Hi everyone!

Ya' know that feeling of conquering a little mountain--yeah, I had that yesterday. I did my Jog, which I'll now call my "Jog/Run." I did 10 min jog/1 min run/1 min run X 2 then a 15 min jog. It was during the fifteen minutes that I felt I had really done something--woo hoo!

Food: ***

Didn't have breakfast and that sort of set me up to munch too too much during the day. No nighttime sodas again!

I have been using a Rainbow Vacuum--the one with the water reservoir--and it absolutely kills my back--I've gotta get my regular vacuum back!

Have a good food day!

breakaway on 01/22/2003:
Great exercise day for you!! And wonderful job not having a night time soda...I sure know how those are...I am still working on that one! Hope you fing a vacuume that won't kill your back, that can't be good if it is hurting you back that's for sure. Have a good one.


ladybug20 on 01/22/2003:
Hey hey!! Great job on stepping up your jogging routine! It feels good doesn't it!?!? And no soda again at night.....that is a huge triumph. You are doing great at changing old habits! Have a super day! Sherri :]

biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 20, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28

Hello and Happy Monday!

Food: **

I did a 10 min walk yesterday--on a "Five Star" system for food choices--5 Stars being extraordinary--I give myself 2 stars (**). I overate a little at a Chinese buffet and ate a bit of ice cream late. I did, however, refrain from drinking a soda late--it was all cold and ready to be drunk and I just said, "No!"

Small victory, have a good one!

ladybug20 on 01/20/2003:
Great job on saying no to the soda that was calling your name from the fridge late last night!! That is diffinately a 5* effort!! Good job too on getting your excercising in. Thanks for the comments in my diary, too. Have a super tomorrow! Sherri :]

breakaway on 01/21/2003:
That, I think was a huge victory...cold soda is very hard to say no too. VERY good job! Looks like you had a good Monday. Hope your Tuesday goes just as well.


biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 19, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul, and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. --Vincent van Gogh, painter (1853-1890)

I guess I'm going to have to really buckle down (aka, "GET REAL!") with my eating so I'll post every day--I have been backsliding on my food choices and water. It's easy, but it does nothing for me. I'll try to clean up my act. I can eat massive amounts of food in the evening after jogging--not a good habit--ha?!? I saw a post somewhere that asked if you ran 100 miles a week could you eat anything you wanted--no one really answered it. Maybe that concept stuck in the back of my mind 'cos I seem to be testing it--more than usual. I like food and it likes me:-)

Thur 1.16: I did a Circuit Aerobic Wkt with about 30 min on the Airdyne and 30 min of weights and abs.

Fri 1.17: A 20 min walk.

Sat 1.18: Did my last jog (35 min). Had to break it into 25 and 10.

Have a good Sunday--what's left of it!

ladybug20 on 01/19/2003:
Hey! Thanks for the comments in my diary! Isn't it hard to stay motivated and keep on track?!?!?It's soooo easy for me to fall back into old habits and do things without even thinking about it. Like, finishing the stuff on my boys plates or popping in a chocolate on the way by the counter. Good for you for getting focused and for all the exercise you've been doing. That is great and with all of that, the weight will be gone before you know it! Talk to you tomorrow! Sherri :]

herb on 01/20/2003:
Took a look at the container, and you're right they're skinny cows. I don't know where I got laughing cow.

breakaway on 01/20/2003:
Herb made me laugh today when he told you he didn't know where he got the laughing cow from lol. He is so funny!

Anyway, great workout for you today huh! Way to go...I wanted to thank you for your comments. GOod to see someone else here I recognize (besides herb) I think there are maybe 1 or 2 others but not many. Hope you have a wonderful day today and glad to see you will try to be here daily.


Beth 201 on 01/20/2003:
I have been having a hard time getting my water intake in. WOW! What a chore. LOL Well I know what you mean about food. It love me also. Well you keep up the great work and we both will work on the water together. Beth :)

biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 16, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28

As Roseanne Rosannadanna said, "I thought I was gonna die!"

I finally got that 35 min jog in yesterday and it was chilly, but I almost didn't make it, I so wanted to quit. I broke it up into 27 and 8 min. I felt lame and inadequate. I thought I'd lose a little by doing nothing for a few days, but I didn't think I'd feel like I was climbing a mountain. The lesson (I guess) is that the aging process means that I've got to be more vigilant about my body.

I don't feel "old" at 43, but the next time I get a "hitch in my getalong" I'm going to go ahead and exercise and if it hurts along the way, I'll stop. Whatever was going on with my hip/back/leg is pretty much gone. I have been very conservative with this jogging, so I'm not going to quit it soon. I know a little more about my limitations at this point.

I went to an electronics store to get a new set of earphones and I pulled out a little spiral notebook to get the number to tell the very young salesguy. They didn't have what I wanted, but he asked me where I had gotten the little notebook--he had been looking for one--like it was a really cool gadget or something. "Walgreens!" I said proudly. "I guess it's sort of a poor man's PalmPilot." He thought that was kinda funny.

Hope you have a good exercise day!

BandMom on 01/16/2003:
I know what you mean about getting up in years! I just turned 45. Man ageing is not frinedly to our bodies!lol Just gota do it! Bandmom

Soon2BThin on 01/16/2003:
Yep, I buy those little notebooks too at Walgreen's. It must be a well-kept secret, I guess. Really handy, aren't they? And when school starts, they are usually on sale too. Hey, good job on the jogging. I'm still being lazy and not doing anything, unless you count the vaccuuming I just did. Whew, broke a sweat there, I'll tell ya. Keep up the good work.

Beth 201 on 01/16/2003:
Good Job! Hang in there you are doing great! I know what you mean on your body letting you know when it hurts. I love cool gadgets myself. LOL I have always wanted a PalmPilot. Someday I'll get what I have always wanted in life. When I get a darn job! LOL Have a great rest of the week. Beth ;)

breakaway on 01/16/2003:
HI I love how you put your start weight in the top right corner...I think we should all do that. It helps to see what other have lost etc. Your doing a great job...keep up the wonderful work!


Baylee on 01/16/2003:
Hi! I just wanted to say that I'm jealous of anyone who can jog, whether it's for 8 minutes, one minute or an hour. Good going! Was it your sciatic nerve that you were having problems with, do you think?

I also want all of you to know that I'm 58 and if you gals think you're old in your early 40's, here's a good one for you. I not only don't have a PalmPilot,I don't even know what it is! I'm assumong from your post that it's like an electronic reminder or for writing notes to yourself,...?? Have a wonderful weekend! Baylee

ladybug20 on 01/16/2003:
Hello there! Thanks for the cheers you posted in my diary! It's soooo much fun to read them! GREAT job on gertting back to jogging. And an even better job at keeping at it even when you felt like quitting! That's huge. Good for you! Well, I don't have a palmpilot, a little notebook or a Walgreens, so now I'm feeling sorry for myself! lol! Just kidding :] Keep up the jogging. Talk to you soon. Sherri

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