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biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 21, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


22% Activities; Fat grams=111; Calories=2868; >90 oz Water; Fiber=37 g

I did 5.0 mi/46 min on my NordicTrack and about 1.5 hours of mowing yesterday.

I don't normally check my average deficit this time of the week--it's 564 for the week ending yesterday. I do, however, wish to get off to a good start on my "Kyrin" Weekend Challenge and challenges to come, so in addition to the usual goals, I would like to have at least a 1000-point difference between what I consume and my activity for Fri-Sun. Now this does not mean consuming 4000 calories and running 10 miles every day. It means making an effort to exercise (staying healthy, not overdoing it) and to eat within my calories and fat. I have been on a roll lately with my exercise with no discomfort until yesterday. I had to do some mowing and my right wrist and forearm are just a bit strained from having to pull up the self-propelling lever--I kept trying to remind myself to use my left hand, but it was no use. Plus it was a little chilly out and I wanted to get it over with. I gotta go . . .

{Weekly Averages as of yesterday: 3140 cal burned; 17% activities; 2576 cal; 99 g Fat; 31 g Fiber}

Lainey on 03/21/2003:
How do you manage to do so much time on that NordicTrack? It's impressive! Take it easy with that arm!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 20, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


19% Activities; Fat grams=83; Calories=2332; >110 oz Water; Fiber=42 g

Hi All!

I got the CD--woo-hoo! I kept one promise to myself:-) I want to share a link with you about the origins of binge eating--maybe it will enlighten you. It's kind of interesting; Study: Weak Gene--Not Weak Willpower--May Cause Binge-eating.

For my exercise yesterday I did my NordicTrack with a Circuit Aerobic Workout--NT for 5.5 mi/47 min and 20 min of weights, pushups, situps, etc, then a little stretching. Boy, did I need that workout--Whew!

I'll see you all later!

Golightly on 03/20/2003:
Thanks for sharing link. It was an interesting read. Let's hope that society will now be more compassionate to the overweight. As a first step, I would like to see people make eye contact with me. I guess they think they are being polite by not staring, but instead it just makes me feel even more isolated.


Soon2BThin on 03/20/2003:
Hey, great work-out! And I checked out the binge eating thing and e-mailed it to my sister. Have a real good day!


SoccerMom on 03/20/2003:
Well, THAT's good to know! Thanks for sharing the link.

Hey, good job on the exercise. I know what you mean about "needing that workout"....I just finished mine, and it felt sooooooo good!

Have a wonderful evening.


MM on 03/20/2003:
I read that link, and I think we as addictive people like to have a crutch to lean on, and this is just another way to do that. We need to take responsibility for our actions and not blame other things for our weight problem. I binge too, and would love to blame it on a gene, but if I do, then that will give me an excuse to overeat, then I would take it too far. If I could just have that in the back of my head as information and not use it to my advantage (or disadvantage in my case), then that would be great. Sorry if this confused you. I just need to hold myself accountable for my actions and not blame this on anything, or anyone. It was enlightening, though. Thank you. I just need to learn to keep it all in perspective.


kyrin on 03/20/2003:
You had a great workout yesterday. ...Are you ready to have three more?

I'm looking forward to the challenge.

Hugs!

Kyrin


Lainey on 03/21/2003:
Interesting story you linked to.. maybe that WILL help get more compassion for those who are obese. Hopefully. Enjoy your new cd!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 19, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


20% Activities; Fat grams=94; Calories=2202; >110 oz Water; Fiber=38 g

Today's my Birthday--I already had my cake (the other day) so that idea is out--maybe I'll splurge on a CD. I found a really old (from about 1970) tape of Led Zeppelin III and could barely hear "The Immigrant Song"--I remember that Christmas I got cassettes of that, Herb Alpert--the one with "This Guy's in Love," Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley PTA," Glen Campbell with "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and "Wichita Lineman," and Creedence Clearwater Revival with a bunch of goodies.

Fat and calories were too high--I'm working on it:-)

I did 51 min/5.8 mi on my NordicTrack (pre-breakfast) and took a 25 min jog later in the day. Don't remember the last time I jogged, but it had been some time ago. The weather was just wonderful--couldn't resist:-)

I hope you have a good one!

Chrysalis on 03/19/2003:
Happy birthday! You're right, too. You should splurge on a CD. It lasts so much longer than cake and ice cream and you can enjoy when you're driving, walking, reading, dancing, cleaning, etc. etc.


SummerGoal on 03/19/2003:
Happy Birthday!! Go ahead and treat yourself to that CD~ it'll last longer than a piece of cake anyway. :)


kyrin on 03/19/2003:
<font color=red>*~*~*~HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Biscotti!~*~*~*</font>

It's nice to see you jogging again. You always seem to enjoy that. {grins} Do something special today.

Hugs!

Kyrin


Soon2BThin on 03/19/2003:
Hey, Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you....So which one is it? Haha! Look out, that music is dating you, you know! And I have that Herb Alpert on a genuine RECORD!! Remember those, hahaha! And that CCR one too! I'm waaaaay older than you! I think I'd eat that cake anyway too. But you keep up the good work, don't listen to me, I'm baaaaad, hee!


MichelleP on 03/19/2003:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy your day! Go buy that CD! Heck buy 2! I love that song Harper Valley PTA, any time it comes on the radio I dance around like a nut, lol my kids think I am weirdo! HAHA~

HUGS


Lainey on 03/20/2003:
Happy Birthday!!!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 18, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


Sun 3.16
18% Activities; Fat grams=106; Calories=2414; >132 oz Water; Fiber=14 g

Mon 3.17
13% Activities; Fat grams=107; Calories=3092; >40 oz Water; Fiber=33 g

Hi!

That water number is no mirage--I couldn't seem to get enough while doing my yard work. I'm going to give myself about 3 days to get back into a groove. I don't think I've done any real damage, but turning things around is going to take a little effort.

My food choices pretty much have been awful the last few days. The worst (actually the best:-) thing was a large piece of chocolate cake called "Ten Pound Cake" by the restaurant from whence it came. Four layers--irresistible! However, as for the past week, I had a deficit of 661. I'm not getting on the scale for my weekly weigh-in today, either. I'm going to pick up the pieces from this collapse.

One good thing that has come from sustaining various exercise, weights, etc for the last few months is that on Sunday for 3 hours and about 2 hours yesterday I did leaf raking and was exhausted afterward, but I have bounced back physically very easily from this--this time around. I've had no real soreness. My shoulders aren't sore--my hamstrings are a just little sore.

Have a good one--I'll see you all later!

kyrin on 03/18/2003:
Wow! You did great with the water comsumption! That seems to be my continual downfall area. ...Oh, well. {grins} The cake sounds delicious. What a nice memory to have while you're out there creating a nice deficit for this week.

Hugs!

Kyrin


Lainey on 03/18/2003:
Glad you didn't float away :o)


Soon2BThin on 03/18/2003:
Ooooh, that cake sounds heavenly! Well, for me, it was cookies this weekend. At the walk-a-thon Saturday, they had little Subway sandwiches and Subway cookies to eat afterward. And little bags of regular Ruffles. They had way too much food so before we left, DH grabbed about a dozen cookies to take home. Guess who ate them all during the weekend?! The walk-a-thon was about 3 miles long and we had a good time. The weather was cool and nice. Okay, I'm back on the wagon with you. Let's do it!


SoccerMom on 03/18/2003:
See? All that conditioning has paid off. Now, go fill that water bottle, and consume it! hup-two-three-four....~grins~



biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 16, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


Fri 3.14
15% Activities; Fat grams=119; Calories=2966; >80 oz Water; Fiber=27 g

Sat 3.15
10% Activities; Fat grams=75; Calories=2156; >20 oz Water; Fiber=25 g

Happy Sunday!

Well I had two very poor food days. I met my activity goals with 13 min/1.4 mi NordicTrack on Saturday and about 30 min of sawing wood (not the sleeping kind--real big-time manual back and forth sawing!); Friday I did 48 min/5.5 mi on the NordicTrack. So today I have a chance to do better on the food part of the challenge.

I was "Googling" for something funny to read about weight loss a few days ago and found a website (intense-workout.com). In one of this person's little rants or instructions or thoughts, I found this:

These are the same people who probably believe in having "Cheat days." Cheat days are the 1 day of the week where some people allow themselves to cheat a little from their diet and give into their cravings, in moderation of course, kind of like a reward for the good work they did all week. Ya know what.. BULLSH*T! The hell with you and your cheat days. Your reward for sticking to your diet all week is 1 day of cheating? What kind of sh*t is this? Your reward for sticking to your diet all week is RESULTS! Remember them, the reason that you are on this diet and working out in the first place. To get results!!! Not to have a cheat day at the end of the week.

So I have to agree with this--after falling off the rails for most of this week--it doesn't really work for me.

I gotta go now!

pollyanna on 03/16/2003:
Ha! Of course a "cheat day" won't work! I mean, what's to cheat? You make choices....and there are always consequences. But you did great with your activity! And the food will come along :)

RYN: I did leave a note on DVDMon's diary to say hello and hopefully he will return soon for a comment or two. Thanks!



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 14, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


13% Activities; Fat grams=37; Calories=2201; >80 oz Water; Fiber=41 g

Hello to you all!

I had a day yesterday where I did everything "okay" until night, then I realized that for the last two days I hadn't eaten the vegetables that I'd been including lately--salads, steamed veggies, etc. So I had a couple of cravings that just overwhelmed me--Pepsi and chocolate. I went overboard on the Pepsi, but had one serving of chocolate. There was probably a stress/lack of sleep aspect to this scenario as well. I could have eaten a banana or an apple--but I didn't:-) I'm not beating myself up. But I know how I should eat for me during the day and when I don't--well I get into a little trouble later on.

Anyway, I got in a NordicTrack workout (41 min/4.6 mi)--my efficiency is getting better. So today, despite my calories/fat being a little higher than my target for the last 3 or so days, I'm going to have a little bit of a "free" day--and then hit the Challenge (Kyrin) track for Saturday and Sunday.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it;-) Have a good one yourselves!

inmorning on 03/14/2003:
Amazing! I had the same thing happen to me except a neigbor brought over oatmeal cookies. Funny how that happens.


kyrin on 03/14/2003:
It's good to have a slack day every once in a while. You're doing great. I'm looking forward to having you jump onboard again tomorrow.

Enjoy your Friday!

Kyrin


bab825 on 03/14/2003:
At least you got in a good workout. I am really going to have to hit it hard tomorrow. I have a dessert bar to work off



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 13, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


15% Activities; Fat grams=52; Calories=1637; >110 oz Water; Fiber=33 g

Hello All!

I got in my early NordicTrack workout, 5.4 mi/50 min, yesterday. Fat grams were a little high (30% of total--Thanks Fitday.com!).

I gotta go--I'll check back with you all later!


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 12, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


3% Activities; Fat grams=57; Calories=1964; >110 oz Water; Fiber=42 g

I went over a little on the fat grams. I skipped my early workout and took a 30-min walk in the evening. I needed the break for a little renewal.

I want to thank you all for your fine comments, as always! I appreciate the support:-)

Hope you have a good food day--I'll see you later!

kyrin on 03/12/2003:
I'm taking a relaxing day too. Hubby has the day off and I think we're going out to do some shopping, maybe lunch out as well.

I'm anxious to see what the scale and tape measure have to say about things tomorrow. ...I still have a ways to go to get those 18s zipped and buttoned, but I'm comfortably wearing the tightest pair of 20s that I have (which a few weeks ago were sorely digging into my waistline)! They're baggy and feel nice now though.

We're making progress!

Kyrin


kyrin on 03/12/2003:
Re: your comment to me...I know what you mean about your tummy keeping you in a size larger pair of pants/jeans. The 18s fit me fine in the legs and butt. It's that darned tummy pouch that's keeping me out of them. But not for long! I think that if we can do something about the tummy fat, we'll be sliding down those sizes lickity split. LOL

A few months ago, I was having a hard time keeping the fat% under 30 or 35% of my day's intake. Now, I'm routinely between 25 to 30, and sometimes lower. All it took was a good reason to <i>want</i> to do it.

Thanks for the support.


prism on 03/12/2003:
You drank over 110 ounces of water? Wow! That's great. I appreciate how hard that is to do. I was trying to drink 120 ounces of water a day for several days last week and it was very difficult to get it all in and then there were all the potty breaks:)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Mar 11, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

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


15% Activities; Fat grams=32; Calories=1701; >80 oz Water; Fiber=41 g

Hi and Happy Tuesday!

I'm down a pound--couldn't be more surprised. Had to do a double-take and turn on another light just to make sure of what I was seeing! And I'm a half-inch closer to buttoning my old jeans. I'm down a whopping 2 inches in my measurements!

Yesterday I did an early NordicTrack workout (5.3 mi/49 min). I've been doing this early workout every day for quite a few days now, so I'm going to take a break from it today and maybe do it later on or something else.

I hope your day is going well--have a good one!

Chrysalis on 03/11/2003:
Congratulations on that lost pound! And two inches down!!! Keep up the good work.


Lainey on 03/11/2003:
Happy Tuesday yourself! 2 inches-that's so good! Congratulations!


bab825 on 03/11/2003:
Congratulations on your loss. I haven't done my measurements yet. Maybe I will tonight. Keep it up amd thank you for your support


kyrin on 03/11/2003:
<i>Woo-Hoo!</i> Four pounds in eight days! Are you proud or what? I certainly am proud of you! You've really been moving and getting things done this past week or so. Yes, ma'am!

Congrats on the stunning inches lost report too. ...Keep it goin'! We're just starting to get there!

HUGS!

Kyrin


inmorning on 03/11/2003:
You are just on top of it. And you are so sweet for your comments too. annastasia


pollyanna on 03/12/2003:
Thanks for the good wishes and congratulations to you! Those surprise pounds are the best!

peace, pollyanna :)



biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 10, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 165.0

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


20% Activities; Fat grams=37; Calories=1733; >110 oz Water; Fiber=38 g

Hello Everyone!

I got in a quick (15 min) Circuit Workout with weights, but only had time to do all the exercises and then ride the Airdyne bike for 5 min. Earlier I did a pre-breakfast workout on the NordicTrack (51 min/5.5 mi). Now I need sleep!

See ya' all later!

Jelly Belly on 03/10/2003:
Great job! 15 min. probably got your metabolism fire burning. I think every minute counts. I couldn't work out and go back to sleep though. Wish I could.


SoccerMom on 03/10/2003:
Good job on the workout! Hope you've had a wonderful day. ~~SMILE!~~


inmorning on 03/10/2003:
As you can see, I ate a little better today but not as great as I should have. Good job getting the workouts in. You are too slick.



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