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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 07, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 167.0

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


Hi Everyone!

I'm down a pound for my weekly weigh-in! I did a workout on my NordicTrack on Sunday (5.0 mi/46 min). Then yesterday I did my 35 min jog. I will update my measurements later. Kind of a bland entry!

I hope you all have a good day!

Crittermama on 01/07/2003:
Great job!!


Beth 201 on 01/07/2003:
Yahoo on the 1 pound loss. Keep it up! Beth :)


digit on 01/08/2003:
Hello, just me sneaking back into the diaries after another small abscense!! You are still doing well, keep it up!


Baylee on 01/08/2003:
Hello! Congratulations on your loss! It sounds like your time spent on the treadmill is paying off. Good job! Have a nice day tomorrow. Baylee



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 04, 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 4

If yesterday were a blockbuster movie, it would most certainly be called MELTDOWN! I went these several days trying to stick with the practically no complex carb thing and it really sucked--it's not for me. But as I said before, it certainly caused me to take a step back to reflect. I'm going to go back to a balanced diet--I'm not going to deprive myself and will pay attention to portion sizes.

I really identify with Pezzy34's entry from yesterday and I wish her the best!

I did my 32 min jog yesterday. Next one up is 35 min (X4 days) and then after that I think I'll concentrate on increasing my speed--probably lowering the number of min. I have a couple of plans in mind. I don't have easy access to a track, but that's a possibility too.

Here's a link to a Prevention magazine article: Turn On Your Weight Loss Hormones. Have a great day!

Baylee on 01/04/2003:
Hello, I want to thank you for that prevention article. Good reading! Have a great day, and good luck! Baylee


Soon2BThin on 01/04/2003:
Sounds like a good plan. I know I would have a hard time giving up those carbs. I've thought of doing Atkins but I don't think I could last long. Just keep up that exercise. I really think that's the key. And lots of water! Thanks for the article and that Diana Ross joke was funny. I didn't even think of that, haha!


Beth 201 on 01/04/2003:
Hi..Sounds like you are doing well. I am so glad to hear it. I like that article. It should help me a lot. I'll let you know how it goes. Well you have a great rest of the week. Beth ;)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 02, 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 3

Sometimes it seems like it's a waste of time to keep trying when you have a day that doesn't go just right. But you have to move on and wake up the next day and try to do a little better. Whether it's exercise or food. Just do your best to get back to it!

Yesterday evening I broke down and ate some ice cream (and I'm not an ice cream nut). That was the only real mess-up. This diet is just entirely too restrictive. Of course if I didn't have access to ice cream, I would have found something else--chocolate chips, etc. On the other hand, what the diet is doing for me is making me take a step back. That is the real reason to do it. I'm writing down what I'm eating and being more mindful of what I'm consuming--discounting the ice cream. Of course it's total compulsion, I had eaten a good supper. The thought of, "It's there and I deserve it, I have a right to eat it, there's not a giant with an Uzi standing in my way! so I'm damn well gonna eat it!" I didn't think of my 15-pound lighter jogging idea--maybe I will put a big sign on the fridge, 'cause it's not the first thing I think of when I should be reaching for better choices.

Today I add two salads. Tomorrow I add breakfast. This is where I went ahead and deviated. This book was written before people were given the "right" to just eat egg whites. As for today, I went ahead and had some egg whites for breakfast.

Are Holland Rusk and Zwieback Toast the same thing?

I took a short walk for exercise. I'll see you later!

Soon2BThin on 01/02/2003:
Oh, why can't we remember our goals when we get that compulsion to indulge in the forbidden foods?! At least you didn't keep on eating after the ice cream. That's what I usually do. Restrictive diets are down-right impossible to stick with! Then when we screw up, it doesn't help our self-esteem at all. Keep at it, if this is what you want. I hope you make it through. Good luck tomorrow.



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.



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