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biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 17, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Calories: 2322; Burned: 2996; 13% Activities; Deficit: 674;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 81; Fiber: 28
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

Happy Sunday!

I did my 22 min jog, next one will be 24 min. I also did some leaf raking, and cleaning out gutters. Didn't have any healthy snacks or even a small piece of chocolate around, and probably wouldn't have chosen those anyway:-), so I ate some ice cream. I enjoyed it, thanks you very much. It put my calories out of commission, but I still enjoyed it.

Hope you have a good day!

Beth 201 on 11/18/2002:
Wow it sounds like you kept yourself busy today. GOOD JOB! The ice cream does sound good. YUMMMM I have been wanting to snack big time tonight. OH well just have to exercise instead. LOL You keep up the good work. Have a great week.

P.S. I would love to add you to my x-mas card mailing list. If you don't mind. I'll send you mine also. Just a thought. Hugs! Beth :)

biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 16, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Calories: 2062; Burned: 2913; 10% Activities; Deficit: 851;
Water: >60 oz
Fat grams: 55; Fiber: 13
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

I appreciate all the fine comments!

I've decided to go without refined sugar. I go days without chocolate or soft drinks, then when I have one piece of candy or a sip of soda, I just want more. I've cut down in a big way, but I'm going to try to cut it out for awhile. Also I looked back in my diary at how little I've done any weights in the last year--I've recommitted to it this time around, but I really thought I was doing a little more at the beginning of the year. I wasn't:-)

For my activity today I raked leaves for about 1 hour and 40 min. Next up is my 22 min jog--today!

Gotta go--have a wonderful weekend!

cynthie on 11/16/2002:
Let nobody, nothing turn YOU around. You're dedicated and conscious ... what else is left but the reward for your hard work? Take care my Sister and have a great day!

kyrin on 11/16/2002:
It sounds like you've got your successses going! I can't wait to see that reflected in the scale. You're working hard to make it happen, Biscotti! Attagirl!

biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 15, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Calories: 1772; Burned: 2997; 12% Activities; Deficit: 1225;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 38; Fiber: 22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

Happy Friday!

I bounced back fairly well after the free day. I did my Circuit Aerobic Workout on the Airdyne. I had a moment where I realized how hard this is, trying to stay vigilant with good choices and exercising. Of course if I get caught up with the difficulty instead of how good I feel to have a little discipline, I'll sink my plan.When you've been a certain weight (in my case my low this time was 162), it seems like nothing is going to get you back to it, much less beyond it. I'm trying to be a believer and just stay on the road to get me there.

On the other hand, my clothes are looser than they've been in months. I focus on that here because I've been reading the book, Get With the Program by Bob Greene--Oprah's guru of fitness:-) For anyone who is stuck or just needs a different perspective, it's a very realistic and thoughtful book.

I hope you have a good day!

swimkatt on 11/15/2002:
Congrats on your weight loss! I love how you add your calories intake and out to your daily journal. I do that (sort of) on mine. Good luck and keep your chin up! You will make it!

Soon2BThin on 11/15/2002:
I know what you mean about being down to a certain low weight at one time and seeming like nothing is going to get you back there. I was once down to 145 for about a week back in 2001 and I've put so much back on it feels like I will never get there again. But I keep telling myself that if I could get there once, I can do it again!! It just seems harder the second time. I have the Bob Greene book but haven't read it all yet although I've picked up a few pointers and exercises with just the parts that I have read. It's a good book. Hang in there, we can do this.

Beth 201 on 11/15/2002:
That sounds like a neat book. I am going to check it out. Thanks. Every bit helps. Well it sounds like you are doing pretty good. When your clothes start to feel more loose, that is a good sign. Well you hang in there. You will reach your goal in time. Beth :)

cynthie on 11/15/2002:
Girl you are something ... anyone that can attack any kind of aerobic activity gets a high five from me. I'm scared as heck to even think about jumping up off the floor. We can/will/must win this battle. Stay focused and God bless ya! ~Cynthia

biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 14, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Calories: 2818; Burned: 2833; 6% Activities; Deficit: 15;
Water: >60 oz
Fat grams: 125; Fiber: 18
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

Well, I did okay on my free day. I truly enjoyed my food today. I made potstickers--very good--they're not high calorie, unless you eat a ton.

I saw a statistic that we (Americans) eat an average of 3700 calories/day. Can that be right?

Exercise was my 22 min jog. I enjoyed that as well. Overall it was a good day!

Yes, Beth201, I lost 2 pounds on my weigh-in this week!

Hope you have a good food choice day today!

shellybelly on 11/14/2002:
I'm sure we can eat that many calories a day! Now that I'm actually aware of what I'm eating, I'll look at some of the stuff I used to eat and it's unbelievable. There is this really amazing fudge cake at school here that I used to eat sometimes......it's like 1000 calories! That's almost all I eat in a day now! Well, have a great day and keep up the good work! :-) Shelly

SoccerMom on 11/14/2002:
Congrats on your two pound loss this week!! I <i>could</i> say that I matched you, but I never officially posted the 165 that I was seeing on the scale, so my 163 this morning just looks like maintaining...haha. I'm happy to be there, though!

Let's try for another two for next week's weigh-in, OK?

Digit on 11/15/2002:
I'll bet that statisitc about the calories is true. Lots of people don't realise the calories that are in things like drinks etc and I know for a fact that until I started writing down what I eat, I ate much, much more that I was even aware of myself.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 13, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Calories: 2027; Burned: 2894; 8% Activities; Deficit: 867;
Water: >60 oz
Fat grams: 69; Fiber: 27
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

I did 37 min on the Airdyne--no weight workout. Foodwise--went out for mexican food, didn't pick low fat:-), but not a lot of cheese either.

BellaK, I really like the idea of a "semi-free" day. Today's my free day, so we'll see how it goes. Also, today is a scheduled jog. I'm feeling good about it all. Losing 2 pounds from the scale is a big shot in the arm!

Have a nice day:-)

Beth 201 on 11/14/2002:
Well you are doing good. Sometimes you just need to eat something that you really want. So did you lose 2 pounds? Thanks for your comment. I have been keeping moving like crazy. My family tells me that I need to take one day off. So Sunday I think I will only exercise 15 mins. That is a big difference. I really want to lose this weight. I don't think I am over doing it. I am loging everything I eat and exercising 30 mins to 45 mins. Depending what I am doing. Well I better close. You keep up the great work. Beth :)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 12, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Calories: 1744; Burned: 2696; 0% Activities; Deficit: 952;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 62; Fiber: 2
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

No exercise--probably will do my Circuit Aerobic Workout tomorrow. Don't ask me why only 2 g of fiber. I had some raisin bread, but it has little or no fiber. Didn't eat my usual breakfast. Don't know if I could have eaten such a small amount of fiber if I tried;-)

Average deficit first week: 909 calories.

Update weight/inches--I'm down 2 pounds and .75 inch overall.

Have a good food day--see you later!

Soon2BThin on 11/12/2002:
Hey, good job on the 2 pounds!! Closer and closer to that goal! Keep it up--meet you at 145.

BellaK on 11/12/2002:
<font color=dark pink> Congratulations on your weight and measurements loss!! Way to go!!! Have a great day! :o) Bella

Beth 201 on 11/12/2002:
Yahooooo On the 2 pound loss. Keep up the great work. Beth :)

biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 11, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

Calories: 2324; Burned: 2833; 6% Activities; Deficit: 509;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 87; Fiber: 21
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

I did my 22 min jog yesterday. Food choices were not so great--but it wasn't a free day, either. On the other hand I increased my water.

To eighty-five, as to what is making me feel the struggle; I think if there was an organization like AA for me, I would think I would have no struggle because I would be told, "You can never eat this or that." I could eat in a vacuum--everything would be planned and there would be no deviation and I suspect my food life would be very boring. Because the truth is there are foods that I should stay away from--ones that trigger overeating or more cravings, but they don't bring about the consequences in me that alcohol does in someone who should never take a drink.

For instance, I cannot under any circumstances eat milk and boxed cereal of any kind (even high fiber type) for breakfast. I get a hypoglycemic reaction about 2 hours after, which then triggers extreme hunger and overeating. I learned this many years ago. At this point in my food life, I probably pay more attention to emotional eating than ever. In fact, it was in direct correlation to the stresses of life that I gained so much weight in the previous years. Before I only thought that I ate because food tasted good and the more the better.

As for now, I feel the struggle to make food choices that I can live with instead of ones that will make me beat myself up because I made them. It's like I want to be good, but being "perfect" will surely set me up for the opposite and really beating myself up for poor choices.

Hope you all have a great day!

BellaK on 11/11/2002:
Hi! Congrats on upping your water! :o) I must have a semi-free day (not necessarily eating whatever I want, but giving my diet some flexibility, ya know?) or I�d go crazy! I have foods triggers too (specially carbs like bagels, pasta, etc. and candy) once I start eating them I have such a hard to stop� Argh! Hope your day is going great! :o) Bella

garlic on 11/11/2002:
There is an organization like AA for food. It's OA (Overeaters Anonymous). I go to meetings regularly and follow the abstinent food plan recommended by them (three meals per day, absolutely nothing in between, all foods are weighed and measured and flour or sugar are not allowed). Check out the website for meetings near you. The meetings are helpful to me. www.overeatersanonymous.org/

biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 10, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

Calories: 1846; Burned: 2696; 0% Activities; Deficit: 850;
Water: >20 oz
Fat grams: 57; Fiber: 13
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

I started here on Diet Diaries 2 years ago today at 185 pounds and BMI of 31.8 (obese) and I'm at some maintenance (my body's, not mine:-) weight, but I'm going to keep at it until I reach at least a consistent weight/BMI below overweight (at most 145).

I took a break from exercise. My fat grams were a little high, but it would have been okay had I refrained from ice cream or just chosen to eat a smaller portion. I am really feeling the struggle, but I'm facing it and I feel differently this time. I'm not pressuring myself to get boxed in by bland food choices, and I'm paying attention to portions for the most part. In short, I'm eating what's available--but since I'm measuring portions (ballparking really:-), I don't think I'm overdoing it. I'm truly not depriving myself, but I'm staying just about in my limits. I'm feeling good, but with time and habit, I'll know what's what. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I'm rambling. I only had 2 coffees--no other caffeine products and I don't feel deprived about that either. I'm one who can drink pot after pot of coffee given the opportunity and time:-)

I have my jog scheduled for today--it's an unusually warm day here--supposed to get a small cold front, but should be great to get out, considering I was jogging in 92 degree heat some days back in July. I'll take a pretty day any day;-)

Hope you have a lovely afternoon!

eighty-five on 11/10/2002:
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Congratulations of two years of sticking with yourself and facing the struggle. What is making you "feel the struggle"? I think the way you are handling food is great- we are in this for the rest of our lives. Beating myself up for small infractions defeats the purpose. For me, feeling "boxed in" is the prelude to "busting out".

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Soon2BThin on 11/10/2002:
Happy Anniversary at DD!! You sound a lot like me, since we've both been here 2 years now. I'm not depriving myself but trying to watch the portion sizes. I had already lost quite a bit of weight before I found DD and that's really too bad. I wish I had a record of my whole weight loss. You are doing great and I'm sure you will reach your goal. I have confidence that I will too, in time (who knows how much time, right?) But we'll just hang in there, when it happens, it will happen. We're just doing the best we can. I would love to be able to maintain at 145 also. Let's do it!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 09, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

Calories: 1748; Burned: 2935; 11% Activities; Deficit: 1187;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 45; Fiber: 19
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

Happy Saturday!

I got my exercise by doing almost 2 hours of leaf and yard cleanup. It's still not finished, so I'll probably do a little more today. I think I'll slack off otherwise, maybe do a little exercise bike or NordicTrack later on.

Have a good food choice day--I'm trying pretty hard not to undermine myself in this area--as usual it's a struggle (as it is for many of us) to one degree or another. My food choice success isn't on the same page as my exercise success.

biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 08, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

Calories: 2195; Burned: 2833; 6% Activities; Deficit: 638;
Water: >60 oz
Fat grams: 55; Fiber: 11
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3

I did my 22 min jog yesterday. Today I feel the soreness from the reverse lunges. Will probably do a little yard work later on--leaf-o-rama--joyfulness abounds--hahaha!

I couldn't find Nutritional Info for the Caribbean Chicken Salad from Chili's so I substituted Chili's "Guiltless Grill Chicken Salad with Dressing" from CalorieKing.com--for WW people, the quoted version is 5 points. I'm sure the one I had was a little higher in calories, but then again I can't find the info. On the other hand I had a bit of Chili's mashed potatoes and I used the homemade (with butter and milk) version from Fitday's info. So it probably balances out. Again, these are guidelines for me and I'm using them to count--it ain't the 10 commandments for crying out loud;-)

I tried a Kashi GoLean Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar--recommend it highly--and it will certainly work your jaw muscles if nothing else--hahaha!

I came so close to compulsively making fresh homemade macaroni&cheese the other day. I didn't, but I did get the fixin's for it--I'm going to try to plan a free day for next Wednesday. This is because I'm doing fairly well making food choices. If I fall off in a major way over the weekend, I'll rethink that free day plan, but I think I can make it 'til then:-)

Have a good day!

>>>>UPDATE<<<< CharlieAngel, thanks for taking the time out to help me.

I had called the Chili's number earlier to see what they could contribute to my cause. According to them the Caribbean Salad has 34g fat, 650 calories, 48g carbohydrate, and 38g fat.

I updated my numbers above. The person on the line couldn't give me the number for fiber just like it said on the Dotti's website. I'll drop her a note to say what I found. Should be interesting to know why there's such a difference. Also, Taco Bell (for instance) puts it's Nutritional Info on it's website--I can't imagine why Chili's doesn't. *Cheers*

CharlieAngel on 11/08/2002:
OK...SORRY ABOUT THIS! The Caribbean Chicken Salad with dressing is 885 calories, 45 grams of fat and 89 grams carbs and WW points is 21.5. I find this information on Dotti's Weight Loss Zone...she is on Weight Watchers and has literally hundreds of restaurants listed on her site. She not only lists the points but also the calories, fat and carbs. But, hey, now you are armed with more information right! And tomorrow is a brand new day with no mistakes in it! Have a great weekend, love ya, Charlotte

SoccerMom on 11/08/2002:
That homemade mac and cheese sounds wonderful...but I'm trying to avoid the carbs. Phooey!

Have a great weekend!

Soon2BThin on 11/08/2002:
Okay, I was going to suggest www.dottisweightlosszone.com too but Charlotte beat me to it. This site is great! Check it out.

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