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

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


Day 2

I am continuing on with the plan. Adding the protein for today. Tomorrow I add 2 large salads with diet dressing. I recently found a very nice packaged leaf lettuce at Walmart that doesn't have that formaldehyde smell to it. I know the ingredients always say "lettuce," but some brands really stink!

As for sticking with it yesterday, I did fine. I didn't feel the need to eat solid food before my jog--jogged 32 min. I didn't have any V8 or tomato juice so I took a large can of whole tomatoes and pureed it with my "cheapie" but trusty hand mixer. It tasted much better than canned juice and was totally drinkable.

Anyway I think that really filled me up and got me over the hump. I had a bite of a biscuit and about a tbsp of rice in the evening. My hunger (a couple of times during the day) was strictly mental. I had cravings, but not real hunger. As for today I'm still doing okay. I ate the rest of the biscuit and of course there are many more waking hours, but I want to get DOWN past 162 at the least. I think of how much better it will be for my body to be jogging at 15 pounds lighter. I think about that alot, I just don't think about it as relates to food.

Misunibu's question about running tips: Check out www.halhigdon.com for running plans from beginner and up. Runnersworld.com apparently took off the "Running 101" deal that I started with, but it's also in book form by Joe Henderson. When I first started, it seemed a little awkward to be starting and stopping, but I couldn't have done it any other way. Also I did some weightlifting including squats and lunges and that really seems to help my legs. Other than that, don't burn yourself out by biting off more than you can chew:-)

All the best to everyone in 2003!

kyrin on 01/01/2003:
Hi, Biscotti! Thanks for the nice comment. ...I'm not giving up, but am doing a bit of revamping, as you noticed. The focus definitely needs to be on exercise. When I keep a food log or try to organize my meals around what I should be eating, I'm constantly in a state of "what's next?" ...I eat really well most of the time--tons of fresh fruits and veggies--so I don't really need to be focused there. I <i>do</i> seem to go in fits and starts with my exercise though, so I'm concentrating on that this year...and see if it helps to get this weight to gradually disappear. LOL (Fingers are crossed!)

I'll be updating at least twice a week...so I'll be around.

Have fun with your graduated plan. It sounds like a really good "cycle breaker."

Hugs!

Kyrin


Beth 201 on 01/02/2003:
Happy 2003.. Hope this year starts out Great! You seem to be headed the right way. I wish you the best of luck on your goals. Have a great rest of the week. Beth :)


inmorning on 01/02/2003:
Woo Hoo on the weight lifting, pretty soon I can have you kick some people's butt for me :~) Just kidding (really).


misunibu on 01/02/2003:
Thanks. I'll check out both sources. :-)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 31, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

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


Day 1

The "Day 1" is simply because I'm doing something different. I'm leaving what's in "current diet" because eventually I plan to get back into that mode.

I'm up 1 pound. I'm doing the liquid thing today. I add 9 oz meat or fish tomorrow (divided into 2 meals). Since today is my jog day, I'm going to deviate from the liquid an hour or so before by eating something so that I don't collapse in the street.

Have a happy new year!

inmorning on 12/31/2002:
I hope your new year brings you much happiness. You are a consumate source of inspiration and strength to me. Best wishes annastasia


prism on 12/31/2002:
It's so great that you can jog that far. I am such a terrible jogger. But I can do quite a bit of walking.....

Yes, by all means, please don't collapse in the street! :)


kyrin on 12/31/2002:
Hey, Biscotti!

I'm wishing you successes in the new year! I hope that your re-start gets you going again. You're a bundle of positive energy when you're doing well and have things going right. I'm looking forward to seeing that happen for you!

HUGS!

Kyrin



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 30, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 167.0

Calories:n; Burned: n; n% Activities; Deficit: n;
Water: >n oz
Fat grams: n; Fiber: n
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28


Happy Monday!

I'm going to do what is called the "Re-Start Diet" from my original plan (starting today or tomorrow). It consists of liquids for the first day, then adding a protein, then gradually adding foods day by day until you get to a reasonable level of food consumption. I'll document it in here in case anyone's interested. I can't seem to get over the hump to really stick to anything but the same ol', same ol' that I've been in for a few months now. This is something to sort of give a shock. It has something to do with a law stating that it takes six times as much energy to start a system (once it has stopped) as it does to keep the system running. This is as applied to a woman's metabolism instead of a machine. Possibly a gimmick, but the book's so old that alot of the things in it should be taken with a grain of salt. It's worth a try (or two . . . or three:-)

So I did my 32 min jog yesterday--back on schedule. The biggest thing I noticed is that 32 min is no more difficult than 29 was. Up until now it was quite a struggle (for at least the first two sessions) when I increased my jog time. After this session of working toward 35 min straight, I'm thinking of increasing my intensity and cutting back to only 20-30 min sessions. Then once every couple of weeks doing a longer run. It has worked so well for me to stick to this plan of skipping 2 days between jogs.

I'll check in with you all later!

Beth 201 on 12/30/2002:
Do let us know how that works for you. Thanks for your comment. Yes I am feeling a lot better then I have been. Well you keep up the great exercising you are doing. I need to get up and do something myself. I am going to try and doing a little workout today. If my body will let me. Still am not 100%. Have a great week. I also hope that 2003 brings you lots and lots of happiness. Hugs Beth :)


misunibu on 12/31/2002:
Thanks fo the encouragement about jogging. Any tips for a beginner?



biscottibody59 - Saturday Dec 28, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 167.0

Calories:n; Burned: n; n% Activities; Deficit: n;
Water: >n oz
Fat grams: n; Fiber: n
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28


I got my computer back in working order. No thanks to Gateway (or should I say very little thanks). Big thanks to someone at a used electronics store. Went there to get another floppy drive--which as it turns out was not the problem. But this guy suggested a hard drive overlay. To make a long story short that did the trick--with a few fits and starts of varying degrees.

I hope you all have a Safe and Happy New Year!

I was down 1 pound on my weekly weigh-in, and here's my exercise rundown:

Thursday 12.19: Jog 29 min

Sunday 12.22: Jog 29 min

Tuesday 12.24: Did a quick Circuit Aerobic Workout on the Airdyne.

Thursday 12.26: Missed my jog for 12.25, so got it in this day--Jog 32 min.


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 18, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

Calories:n; Burned: n; n% Activities; Deficit: n;
Water: >n oz
Fat grams: n; Fiber: n
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28


Hope you are all doing well--I'm sorry I haven't been commenting. It's a very unwieldy process with this slow computer. I have 2 more options to getting my computer back to life--otherwise, I'll catch up soon:-)

Monday 12.16: I did my 29 min jog.

Tuesday 12.17: Did Circuit Aerobic Workout on Airdyne (21 min/5.1 mi) with 30 min of wts and abs. Down 1 pound from last week.

Hope you have a good day!

Soon2BThin on 12/18/2002:
Thanks for the comment, sorry about your puter. Okay, tomorrow--exercise! I just have to make myself get up and do it! I've got to get back into those 150's again. What the heck am I trying to do to myself, I ask? I'm afraid if I keep this up it will come sneaking back on before I realize it. I don't feel really bad, it's just that darn number! And, of course, my clothes don't fit as well as they used to, ya know? Anyway, I need all the support I can get right now. Thanks again!



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 16, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

Calories:n; Burned: n; n% Activities; Deficit: n;
Water: >n oz
Fat grams: n; Fiber: n
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28


Happy Monday!

Skipped 2 days (was going to change wt workout to the day after jog). Didn't succeed in that, but did okay anyway. So I got my regular jog in and a Circuit Wkt.

12.13 Friday: 29 min jog.

12.15 Sunday: Circuit wkt on NordicTrack (59:08/6.2 miles).

Hope you have a good day!

Beth 201 on 12/16/2002:
Good Job! Keep it up! Beth :)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 12, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

Calories:n; Burned: n; n% Activities; Deficit: n;
Water: >n oz
Fat grams: n; Fiber: n
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28


Happy Thursday!

Just wanted to update my weight and exercise. Still don't have my old familiar computer, so FitDay may just have to wait until later:-) I'm still writing it all down though. I'm up quite a bit, but I did a Circuit Aerobic Workout the day before and that tends to do something to show an increase. Also the cold weather and such can really get me going on the carbs and then I just want more--as usual.

Friday 12.6: Circuit Aerobic Wkt on NordicTrack (59:35/6.5 mi), 12 reps of 8 wt lifting exercises.

Saturday 12.7: I did my 26 min jog, checked mileage and it was about 2.2 miles.

Monday 12.9: Did Circ Wkt on Airdyne (32:30/7.8 mi), 20 min of wts, abs-leg lifts, got really sore and am finally over the soreness today (Thurs).

Tuesday 12.10: Did my last 26 min jog. Next one will be 29 min.

So that's what I've been up to. I really ate a ton of food yesterday. Today I'm hoping to get back some semblance of control. I also have a Circuit Wkt scheduled for today.

Hope you're doing well! I don't want to buy a new computer--but if I can't get mine back to life, I don't have much choice. See ya' later!

kyrin on 12/12/2002:
Hi, Biscotti!

Sorry to hear about your computer. Inspite of not having it to be able to do your Fitday log, you seem to be doing pretty well with your exercise commitment. Way to go!

Kyrin


inmorning on 12/13/2002:
So glad to see you old friend.



biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 06, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Calories:n; Burned: n; n% Activities; Deficit: n;
Water: >n oz
Fat grams: n; Fiber: n
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
1st Goal: 154 by Jan 28


Hi All!

I did my 26 min jog on Wednesday and Sunday. Tuesday I did about 59 min/6.5 miles on the NordicTrack. My Dec 3 goal came and went and so I have reset my goal. It's about 1.5 pounds per week. I don't think you'll be seeing me fading away anytime soon. Sometimes it seems it's very doable (harder this time of year, of course), but a very slow process for me. I won't be appearing on the "tummy tuck" hour on TLC anytime soon--haha!

I'm going to go ahead and plan my exercise week as well. Planning the jogs has been working like a charm, so I think I'll try it for my Circuit/Weight workout too. I'm not quite ambitious enough to plan food at this point:-)


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 04, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 166.0

Calories:n; Burned: n; n% Activities; Deficit: n;
Water: >n oz
Fat grams: n; Fiber: n
Update goals soon!


A back entry to reflect my loss of 1 pound on the week!

Yeeeee-ha!


biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 30, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 167.0

Calories:n; Burned: n; n% Activities; Deficit: n;
Water: >n oz
Fat grams: n; Fiber: n
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
"NEW" 1st Goal: 159 by Dec 3


Happy Saturday!

Hope your Thanksgiving wasn't too stressful or too filling:-) I have an unusable (obliterated!) hard drive on my computer, so I'm using a very sloooooow Mac to update. Haven't done Fitday info--may try later. Otherwise will wait 'til I get a new hard drive.

I didn't overdo it on the food--and I was cooking up a storm on Thanksgiving day, so being on my feet counts for alot. I was so looking forward to my jog that evening--did 24 min. I made two pumpkin pies and still have a bit of the second one left. The only other exercise was a couple short walks and 53 min/5.9 miles on the NordicTrack yesterday before breakfast.

I'll see if I can't check in later. Have a great day!

Beth 201 on 12/01/2002:
Well good job on not eating that much. Boy I stuffed myself big time. Now I am working hard to get it off. LOL Well so far I am doing really well. You keep up the good work and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Beth :)


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