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biscottibody59 - Monday May 19, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17
Current BMI=27.0; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

0% Activities; Fat grams=102; Calories=2406; >60 oz Water; Fiber=14 g

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
--Author Unknown

Happy Monday--and it is--opportunities abound!

I didn't get any purposeful exercise yesterday. Once again, I needed the break--I guess aging ensures that you can't go go go at full throttle day in and day out. Well, I can't:-) I can simply take advantage of time and motivation to get done what I can, when I can!

I'm sure I burned a few calories grocery shopping, but I didn't count it. I ate a bit more than I wanted to owing to a cake I made, and I only had two pieces of it.

I'm in the middle of a neck spasm--it's like a stiff neck, but I didn't wake up with it. It just happened. I'm gonna sound like a broken record--aging!

On another note, I tried on another pair of shorts that were tight in the legs about 3 months ago and now they're loose and comfy. And they're comfy as a bonus, too, because I'm happy with how my legs look--woo-hoo!

I added my BMI (Body Mass Index) above and a goal to shoot for. I have no idea if it's attainable in the healthy and happy way I would like to get to it. So time will tell, I may have to adjust. According to the guideline on the page I use, BMI=24.9 will get me out of the overweight category. Here's a link in case you're interested, Calculate Your Body Mass Index.

Hope you have a good food choice day!

Soon2BThin on 05/19/2003:
I went to that site and my BMI is 27.1. I'm overweight!--who woulda thought?! Haha! Thanks for the link. Oh, talk about aging......!! Don't get me started, hahaha!

Golightly on 05/20/2003:
I really need to get a home computer. The irony is that, while everyone on the boards was discussing binging this weekend, I was actually doing it! AURGHHH! Anyway, I found your entry yesterday very interesting.

I'll bet your legs look great. I still don't feel ready for bathing suit season, but at least I look a hell of a lot better than last year!!

I'm really trying to make good food choices today!

biscottibody59 - Sunday May 18, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

25% Activities; Fat grams=55; Calories=1543; >130 oz Water; Fiber=36 g

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. --John Dewey

Yesterday I did 65 min/7.6 mi on the NordicTrack and a 30 min jog later in the evening.

Didn't really have any goals for this weekend, but I'm going to jump back in tomorrow with something to shoot for. In the meantime, my long-term exercise goal will be to do something first thing in the morning every day. NordicTrack, bike or walk for 35-45 min on days I have a weight or jogging workout scheduled. Yep, I'm going to start scheduling a weight workout. I already pretty much jog 2-3 days per week. I have improved my eating for the most part, but it could use some long-term attention as well.

As for Pinkuspettuty's discussion about bingeing--for me, bingeing (or I guess I'd define my problem as overeating) is more or less under control these days. I don't overeat on an everyday basis, but I certainly catch myself eating more of something beyond my capacity. I still am not doing alot of baking because I'm very vulnerable to eating it if it's around. I haven't conquered that one yet. I think that may be a function of poor planning or just not "policing" myself. I have a point where I say to anything, "Enough is enough!"

Changing my habit of getting way too hungry and then ravenously eating whatever I could with little control has been brought about by writing down what I eat and using FitDay to monitor my exercise and nutrition. And, of course, making sure I have regular meals and good food to choose from in the first place. I can have a bowl of chocolate candy around and eat a serving of it occasionally. Likewise I can have soft drinks around and not drink them until they're gone; just having one when I really want it.

I think in the past I have certainly been a binge eater--my whole eating day at a job that had a fairly good cafeteria certainly changed my good habit to bad. I used to eat a bowl of oatmeal with applesauce on the way to work. Then I'd eat a bowl of bean soup from the cafeteria with a salad (with FF Italian dressing) and raw carrots and green peppers and a slice of whole wheat bread from home. Then I would go work out and for my supper I would make and eat either pasta with fresh parmesan cheese and/or salad dressing. Or if I was really exhausted, eat two or three tortillas with melted cheddar cheese.

Over the years I started getting more and more food from the cafeteria while I was at work. They had breakfast pizza with eggs on it instead of other meat (tons of cheese). Then I'd eat bean/chili/onion inside a very large burrito with liquid nacho-type cheese and a piece of walnut cake with whipped cream instead of frosting (this cake was wonderful--who gave me permission to eat it nearly every day? I did--hahaha). Then right before the cafeteria closed, I'd fill up my big cup with some type of soda (especially in the summer when they would have specials for 49 cents) and a cup of frozen yogurt. Then about 2 hours later I'd raid the candy/chip machines. Then if I had to work overtime unexpectedly, I'd raid the machines again or we'd get pizza or sub sandwiches delivered.

I can't trace back the change to "bad" compulsive eating to some trauma--I can trace the previous "healthy" lunch-eating to having a loss of appetite from an ongoing back problem at that time and just not being really excited by food. So I picked a certain thing to eat for lunch and ate it religiously and unexpectedly lost weight in the process. I also was walking about 1.5 hours twice a day to get my mind off the back problem, which worked perfectly by the way. As an aside, doesn't compulsive eating cover alot of ground, such as eating the same thing every day without fail whether it's a healthy or unhealthy choice.

I still probably wouldn't call the somewhat out-of-control cafeteria eating as bingeing. For me, I have to have a willing participant to egg me on (and for me to do the same for them) in a binge, sort of a "symbiotic binge relationship." And I had that in a roommate my first year of college. I still can't believe how much we would eat. A taco place, then an ice cream place (Swensen's), then Burger King. And not just one item at any of these places. I put on a few pounds, but I shudder to think how much weight I'd put on at my age today with that much food. I suppose if we had thought about it, we would have purged, too and then just started over. I must add that we each had an unlimited meal card--you could go to the cafeteria and eat just as much as you wanted, and they had really good food. Off meal times you could get fresh fruit and a few desserts and stuff too.

So that's my take on bingeing. I guess for me overeating will always be a part of me:-) Hope you have a good day!

biscottibody59 - Saturday May 17, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

0% Activities; Fat grams=81; Calories=2411; >60 oz Water; Fiber=25 g

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
--Philip K. Dick

Just a quick update--I did not exercise except a test to see how many situps (the bent-knee, under furniture or someone holding your ankles kind) I could do in 1 minute--28!

Had some pizza and ate a little much, but as long as I don't make it an everyday thing, I'll be okay!

Have a nice evening!

biscottibody59 - Friday May 16, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

17% Activities; Fat grams=75; Calories=2160; >100 oz Water; Fiber=52 g

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. --Buddha

I finally lifted a few weights. I did a Cicuit Aerobic Workout, 40 min Airdyne and 45 min weights (2 sets instead of the usual 1 set). I was energized to do it, but I've got to continue and get this kind of workout in at least a couple times a week instead of every month-and-a-half. It's always noticeable when I haven't done lunges in awhile. I'm sure I'll be awfully sore tomorrow!

I feel pretty good, hope you all have a good day!

hearts_desire on 05/16/2003:
hey there.. love the quote.. how true it is.. good luck with the work outs.. you van do it!!! hugs..Lisa

dolyda on 05/16/2003:
yea!...congrats ont he workout!!...that's what i need to do...i need to get in some good workouts! :D

flossy on 05/16/2003:
Gotta love the lunges! My legs still hurt from lunges and squats from 2 days ago!! Big ouch on the booty. <br>

Do you do squats? Those are really good to. I usually follow Power 90, you do 2 lunges and then 3 squats and then 2 more lunges.. I don't know how many times you repeat it though. They also do 8-8-8 which is 8 regular squats, then 8 with your legs slightly wider, and then 8 with your legs really wide. Does wonders for the booty, but you sure can feel it the next day!

Congrats on your workout!!

Golightly on 05/17/2003:
Biscotti, your quotes are always so great. I loved yesterday's too!

Girl, you will be at 130 in no time. How exciting that it is peeking at you through your scale!

JFK had a "Monica" named Mimi?? That guy must have spent half his Presidential time sleeping with women. It seems like there have been so many! Although admittedly, I'm fascinated with the guy and so who knows, given the opporunity...

Sorry to hear about your terrible boss!! When I was 24 I had a job that only lasted 3 weeks ... I quit when he walked up to my desk naked. The girls in my office weren't too upset over Abe, as he is NOT their boss, just a coworker. Most of them thought it was pretty funny, but they are still planning to do something about it.

Come to think of it, you are right ... most of the men don't seem to last too long here. Whatever happened to PaulLopez?

biscottibody59 - Thursday May 15, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

10% Activities; Fat grams=64; Calories=2257; >110 oz Water; Fiber=48 g

No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself.
--Rabbi Sofer

Hello All!

I did a 42 min jog broken up into 20, 7, 4, and 11 min. It was very humid last evening. I just took it slow and easy and just wanted to complete my objective. Sounds bland:-)

I enjoy jogging so much! For years I had a recurring dream of running down a certain street in the town I grew up in. I would think I'd never be able to feel that freedom of moving under my own power out in the open again. Walking would be fine too, but my dream was about jogging.

It took awhile to get to this point, but I have to say it was so very worth it. And I'm down about 10 pounds since starting the jogging program.

As for the old scale, I got on it today and in the little window looking to the very far left, I can actually see 130. I know that doesn't mean much, but when I started I didn't notice stuff like that. I suppose I didn't really believe I'd even lose 10 pounds.

I tried on the acid-washed "fancy pants" from awhile ago and I can actually zip them up halfway. The best part is that the pant legs are almost loose--these cannot be my legs:-) Don't get me wrong, I still have huge thighs and I've always worn shorts, but I'm much happier with the way "These Thighs" look.

I hope you're having a good day!

flossy on 05/15/2003:
I know what you mean about the jogging. I have always looked on in envy at the joggers on the street. While I was on my little walk on Monday I kept thinking, I wonder if I could run to that fence. I wonder how far I could run if I really tried.

Sadly, I didn't even attempt a light jog. The fear of people staring at me is way to intense. Which is stupid because they are looking at me walking! Maybe it is more of a fear that I wouldn't be able to do it. There is a certain comfort level in the maybe I could but will never know scenario. I am probably crazy. But anyway, props to you on jogging! That is wicked awesome.

Soon2BThin on 05/15/2003:
Hey, we're feeling great, aren't we? Good for us! You're doing great! All that exercise! When I tried a little jogging, I just didn't feel comfortable, too much jiggling, I guess. And I felt like I was going to trip over my feet, haha. So I admire you in that. I haven't even done any walking for over a week now and I kinda miss it. Going to start back soon. Take care.

hearts_desire on 05/15/2003:
you go0o0o0o girl!!!.. great job.. keep it up.. soon yourll be seeing the 120 hehehe.. i have faith in you.. i just klnow you can do it!!! Lisa

biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 14, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

20% Activities; Fat grams=109; Calories=2718; >150 oz Water; Fiber=58 g

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. --Thomas Merton

I ended up the day eating about 700 calories more than I intended including a couple of chicken strips and a baking powder biscuit with raspberry jam. As for exercise, I did 1 hr, 7 min/7.5 mi (40 min at level 1 incline). I'm finally getting to the point where I use both arms and legs all the time.

I hope you all have a great day!

flossy on 05/14/2003:
<font color="blue">You are an exercisng machine. It is inspiring how you make time to exercise, that is my hugest downfall.

hearts_desire on 05/14/2003:
ohhhhhhh.. watch those calories girly.... i know how easy it is to have too many... but youll get back there.. hugs..Lis~

kyrin on 05/14/2003:
So before you were just using one arm and one leg? {grins}

I'll be back tomorrow instead of Friday. I can't take being off track for one more day, but at least I don't feel as though I'm starting from scratch again.

You are still the water goddess of the group. WOW!!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 13, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 157.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

16% Activities; Fat grams=78; Calories=2061; >110 oz Water; Fiber=46 g
Deficit=959 (Weekly Def=1038)

Marriage changes passion . . . suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

Happy Tuesday!

I'm happy to report another pound loss today! On my measurements I'm down less than an inch each in my calf, hips, arm and leg. The rest are the same. For exercise I mowed for a little over 2 hours.

I ate a big cheeseburger and a couple small chocolates. If I'd had another caramel apple with pecans I would have eaten that too, haha!

Hope you're having a good food choice day!

dolyda on 05/13/2003:
congrats on your pound!!...wooohoo!! :D

MM on 05/13/2003:
Great job on your losses. Sounds like you are doing great! You'll reach your goal, just keep working!

Soon2BThin on 05/13/2003:
Wow, you're just melting away!! I can't wait to catch up with you! I think I'm liking this low-carb thing. Love the quote, BTW.

hearts_desire on 05/13/2003:
Thanks for the comment.. i needed that, sorry for the belly achin.. looks like your doing great.. if i ate some chocolates.. i would gain weight.. grrrrrr... then again, i dont do all the activity that you do.. i do believe thats a big part of it though...im working my way to it.. i have alot to loose.. this is why i dont have it posted,,.. i know silly... but thats why.. have a good one.. and keep up the great work.. hugs~ Lis~

biscottibody59 - Monday May 12, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 158.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

0% Activities; Fat grams=54; Calories=1635; >100 oz Water; Fiber=38 g

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. --Bernadette Devlin

Didn't do any exercise. I met all the goals for the weekend challenge for yesterday!

Hope you all have a good Monday!

Golightly on 05/12/2003:
Hi Biscotti! Your quote for yesterday was hilarious! Oh dear, how often have we said things we will regret in anger...

Glad to read that you are doing so well (the pecans sounds yummy!). I overate a little yesterday, but was so good about exercise that it probably counterbalanced yesterdays calories.

Keep up the good work!

pastagal on 05/12/2003:
You asked if i count carbs,,,answer is No i don't,,i am not doing Atkins,,felt that was to restrictive for me,i am doing my version of the South Beach Diet,which is basically not eating,,Pasta,,Breads,Sweets,potatoes,Rice,,i don't eat those items,,also i am going to start eating bread,,100% whole wheat,but very limited on that when i do.Everyday just about i have one or two eggs,,bacon,,or ham,,but today i am having a fried egg sandwich on wheat bread,the lowest carb i could find,,Lunch usually is salad w/chicken or tuna & mayo,,sometimes a HB pattie without the bread,,or peice of steak w/salad and real dressing on the salad,,,,i do eat fruit,not alot,,but i eat some everyday,,Dinner is always,Meat grilled or fried in Olive oil,,salad w/ranch dressing,,2 good helpings of veggies,,and usually some fruit like strawberries or watermelon or cantaloupe,,,and i have lost steady since starting this and feel like a different person,,not just losing weight this time,,but my body is changeing,,it is hard to explain,,oh and i drink alot of water,keep reading that is very important with eating more protein,,i eat nuts between meals or meat w/ranch dressing,hope this explains what i am doing better for you. Oh and i also eat Beans couple times a week also.

RareDiamond on 05/12/2003:
Great job on reaching your weekend challenge goals.

biscottibody59 - Sunday May 11, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 158.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

21% Activities; Fat grams=79; Calories=2150; >90 oz Water; Fiber=26 g

Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret. --Laurence J. Peter

Happy Mother's Day!

I had an excellent eating day yesterday--fried oysters and a caramel apple with pecans. The pecans really took my calories over the top. I paid close attention to my choices. I'm finding it alot easier to not eat out of boredom. I'm more patient choicewise, if that makes any sense:-)

Calories were a little high, but I ate well, enjoyed everything, and didn't overeat. So I didn't quite make the goals, but I got in some exercise--Airdyne bike for 1 hr, 6 min/15.5 mi/321 cal.

I bought some "high-dollar" socks for my running/walking excursions--$9.73--so much for outlet prices--they're not cheap! And in the fine print, it says to use liquid fabric softener so they'll last longer--what a bonus! I guess some companies do care if you come back to them a second time. (I can't stand using fabric softener on anything--a dryer sheet for certain things, but not as a rule.)

Hope you all have a good day for everything you get into!

hearts_desire on 05/11/2003:
yummy.. that apple sounds great... i think your bike will help out on those extra calories.. and GOOD for you for not over eating... a big problem of mine.. have a wonderful day!!!

pastagal on 05/11/2003:
Have a great day today and Happy Mother's Day:}

murf on 05/11/2003:
Thanks for the words of encouragement! You are very sweet! Murf (Mary)

biscottibody59 - Saturday May 10, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 158.5 (May 2003)
My Current Goal: 149 by June 17

11% Activities; Fat grams=68; Calories=1859; >130 oz Water; Fiber=43 g

It's better to have loved and lost than to do forty pounds of laundry a week. --Laurence J. Peter

Happy Saturday!

I'm down a couple pounds--feels pretty good! I did a 40 min jog yesterday. I broke it up into 15 and 25 min. It was so very hazy--from smoke that's wafted up here from Mexico, so probably wasn't great air quality for jogging. It's supposed to clear out today.

To all the mothers, Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!

I hope you all have a good exercise and food choice day!

pastagal on 05/10/2003:
Congrats on a couple more lbs,that is great,,you have a Happy Mothers day tomorrow ok:}

kyrin on 05/10/2003:
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The applause is all for you! Congrats on achieving another new low!



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