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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 18, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 168.0

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

I'm not counting out days or miles. I'm just going to try to continue to maintain water, exercise, sensible food choices and lowered caffeine. Oh, and the "pants alert," which is an exercise in keeping mindful and visualizing the short green indelible-ink marks on either hip. Visualizing, so that I don't have to run around with hot pants (my age is showing:-) searching for a full-length mirror all day or something.

Down 1 pound and on measurements lost a little, stayed the same, but didn't gain anywhere. Woo-hoo all credit for the 4-day Kyrin Challenge! Did a 35 min jog (21-5-9 min)--I couldn't do it without the breaks--thanks to no days of exercise break. I'll take it any way I can get it! I drank 104 oz water.

Have a good evening all!

kyrin on 02/18/2003:
Woo-Hoo! You're doin' great, Biscotti! I'm so proud of you! {grins} I love that green marker visual. I wasn't that inventive. I just took a photo.

I managed to send hubby off to shop by himself this morning. Then, still in the mood to shop, he came home and got our son Matt for company. They had a guys' afternoon out while I stayed home and did a bit more of my workout plan.

Everybody wins!


J007 on 02/19/2003:
Thank you for commenting on my diary... (the greedy attention wanting diarist-me.)

Sounds like you're on your way to your goal, it's certainly obtainable by April! I read your last entry where you mentioned the acid washed jeans, so so funny! :) No offense, but I doubt they'll be coming back in style anytime soon. ;)

Tigger on 02/19/2003:
I tried to do the four day challenge, but I ended up excercising my video gaming muscles more than my gulteal muscles. I know it is crazy, but I LOVE my Playstation.


prism on 02/19/2003:
Good for you on the loss. All that effort if paying off.


biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 17, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

For Saturday, I met all my challenge goals except the water--66 out of 100 oz. I did 30 min on the Airdyne--really had to push myself to get started. For Sunday, I met all goals except the water--88 out of 100 oz. I did a NordicTrack workout 5.1 mi/52 min (31 min at level 1 elevation).

Now for the pants. I found an old picture and I still have the pants I was wearing in the picture. I would like to be able to get into those pants again--just for the heck of it:-) Well, maybe so I can look and feel better too!

So I remembered PastaGal saying to try on your pants (that you want to get into everyday). Well, I tried them on and I just couldn't believe . . . I've taken various pictures of myself and other little gimmicks to snap me back into reality, but this is practically a shocker. Seems I tried these on 4 or 5 years ago and could at least get them over my hips (just couldn't zip them). Must have been a much much longer time ago. Because today I couldn't get them past about mid-thigh--boo-hoo and ha-ha! All at once.

It will be amazing to me if I can sustain this as a motivator. It doesn't seem like something that will keep me going, but gosh how fun it will be to tell people, "Wha ah hain't been able ta put these here britches on in umpty-ump years--whaddaya think!" The other hilarious part is they are acid-washed--maybe by the time I can fit into them, acid-washed, tightish, straight-leg, high(ish)-waist fancy pants will be back in style, hahahahaha ROTFLMAO!

Enjoy your Monday--and to everyone who got (or is still getting) too much snow--stay warm--I wish that we had just a little of it here!

kyrin on 02/17/2003:
I know what ya mean about pullin' on those older pants and having reality hit. I have some that are really calling me to wear them again. I can't imagine that I <i>ever</i> comfortably wore those...and that may be part of the problem. I need to imagine being successful and sliding into them again. As long as I was telling myself "Maybe I can't do it," I was giving myself an out. I want to get into those jeans! One of the most motivational journals that I found recently shows a gal that takes pictures weekly. She took a photo of herself trying to get into those goal pants every week. And every week, we could see those pants sliding up a little farther...until one day she had them on, zipped, and looked comfortable wearing them.

That could be us!


<p>The URL you requested: http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Bath/1944/index.html go to her journals. I think she started doing the weekly pictures in late 2001 or early 2002.

SoccerMom on 02/17/2003:
I have a pair of size 10 jeans that were my favorites....years ago....and my goal is to be able to wear them again sometime this year. My 14's are still snug in the hips, but getting looser in the waist and legs, so I know I'm making progress. I have some shorts in 12, and I'll start trying them on occasionally to see how much more I have to do to get into them. Could be (like you said) waaahhhh, and ha-ha! at the same time.

Now go drink ALL of your water...no excuses! Have a great day.

chubbyknees on 02/18/2003:
What a hilarious entry today!!! I love the fact that your goal pants are acid washed high waisted & straight legged!!! I need a pair of goal pants. Right now I have a size 14 skirt I'm aiming for, but I can kid myself into thinking it fits. (although it looks like something's about to give when I have it on...)

good work!! so inspirational! keep it up!

Lainey on 02/19/2003:
ooohh boy acid-washed jeans.. I remember those! great job on the challenge (w/ Kyrin)!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 15, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

I'm doing pretty well with the (Kyrin-inspired) challenge. I ate my 2 svg each of fruit and veg. I drank about 44 oz (out of 100) of water--I usually don't drink alot unless I'm really doing a hefty workout. The best part is I did about a 35 min walk--a new trek for me, because I usually opt for an indoor workout or jogging. (I used to walk a ton a few years ago.) I really enjoyed the walk, it was cool and humid and not too windy--great walking weather.

Hope you have a great weekend--see ya' later!

kyrin on 02/15/2003:
Good goin', Biscotti! You had a good day.

I fell down a bit on my water consumption yesterday as well. Ah, well, we'll try harder.

Re: the cookbook. Was it Pickled Beets? I thought I remembered that you don't usually eat them that way...or maybe the edition I have added a cinnamon stick to the recipe and that made them likeable for me (don't usually like pickled beets). Anyway, now you've inspired me to go drag out my cookbooks and see if I can make something healthy as a veggie and as a treat. (If I'm gonna do one, I should probably do the other. LOL)

Have a good'un today!


SoccerMom on 02/16/2003:
Good for you, for rising to the challenge! Now go fill that water bottle and make sure you drink it dry (a <i>few</i> times!)

Have a great weekend, and ~~SMILE!~~

august angel on 02/16/2003:
Sounds great! You seem determined to reach your goal. It definitely WILL happen! :) Keep it up.

biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 14, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

Happy V-Day and Friday!

I did my 12 min test yesterday. Walked a little and jogged a little to warm up and then started jogging as fast as I could. About 4 min into it I slowed a bit and then picked up the pace again the last 3 min. I clocked it (in my car) at 1.3 miles, my best so far in 4 times. For the table I'm using in the old Kenneth Cooper Aerobics book--it's in the "Excellent" category for my age group--woo-hoo! The next one up from that is "Superior." Also my heart rate was 164.

I'm doing a "Kyrin" weekend challenge. My challenge is: At least 100 oz water, 30 min moderate exercise, and 2 fruits/2 veg Daily. For yesterday I drank 96 oz water, 2 fruits/1 veg and completeted the exercise with jogging/walking. Feels good like a jumpstart!

You all have a good day!

kyrin on 02/14/2003:
Tomatoes on a taco, huh? Well, it's the thought that counts. Wasn't there some lettuce and maybe some refried beans on there too? ...We'll get those fruits and veggies into you yet. LOL

You had a good day. Let's go complete day number two!



kyrin on 02/14/2003:
Hey, Biscotti!

Actually, I have both...but I think the one that we were talking about was the Betty Crocker Cookbook. Now, what were we talking about again? LOL I can see the cookbook in my head in reference to what we were discussing, just can't get it opened up to whatever it was. (gettin' old.)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 13, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

Just a quick update!

I didn't get in any exercise these last 2 days. I was really sore from the weights/jog on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, was just really tired and couldn't see any reason to try to exercise, so I didn't:-)

I guess I'll try to get myself moving today--haven't done a 12 min test in quite a while, so maybe I can get that in.

Hope you have a great day!

Baylee on 02/13/2003:
Hi, I can do the exercise tape I use in a way that I don't put as much pressure on the one hip as I normally would and it's a different kind of position to do the job I was doing yesterday. It was stand up, sit down, stand up sit down and lean over and put pressure on the hip while the joint is bent or flexed. That's the most painful of all. When I use it a lot while standing, it is usually LATER that I have pain from it. Anyway, I have an appointment at another big clinic in April to see if they can offer any more hope. There was a bid up at work for second shift and if it's still up today I'm going to sign it. The supervisor on second shift I think is easier to work with than the one on days. And the people are more friendly.

I'm curious, ... what's a 12 minute test? I truly do wish I could exercise like you do.But I know what you're saying about getting the feeling or attitude of "I don't see any reason to right now". I'm sure you'll be right back at it today. Have a good day! Baylee

kyrin on 02/13/2003:
Hey, girl! I see that you're still hanging in there with your workouts. Good for you! It's important to rest when your body tells you that it needs to do that. But, yeah, it's time to get up and get moving again.

I just started a four-day weekend challenge. Come on, Biscotti. Let's get moving!



Tigger on 02/13/2003:
Hey that is okay, we all need a vaction sometimes. Just get back in there soon so it does not become a habit :)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 11, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

My weight is the same this week. On my measurements, they're just about the same; some up, some down; nothing significant either way, darling:-)

I did a 42 min jog yesterday. Found a way to go where I backtrack only a little. It's soooo boring to go the same way all the time. This one has quite a few hills, but they are not that difficult. I have a bit of a stiff neck/shoulder today, but I'm gonna try to get in a workout of some kind today.

Hope you have a good afternoon!

Baylee on 02/11/2003:
Thanks for the comments. Yes, I do have a juicer, but I seldom use it. I guess because I'd just as soon eat the fruit or veggie. That recipe sounds good. I'll have to try it one of these days. I like smoothies too. I just wish I could exercise like you can. I'd love to be able to jog, or just a fast walk/run, but this hip is hindering me now. Maybe some day I'll be able to get it fixed. You're doing great! Keep it up! Baylee

biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 10, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

Did about 30 min walking on Thursday 2.6, then on Friday 2.7 I did my jog (40 min). Sunday 2.9 was my Circuit Aerobic Workout on the NordicTrack--kicked my tail end!

I'm still caffeine-free (cutoff time anywhere between about noonish and 4 p.m.) and it's been too easy once I got over the initial headaches. When I started cutting it out, I was afraid I'd wake up with a headache, but after about 5 or so days, the headaches went away. It just took a leap of faith I wasn't willing to take before. That all or nothing attitude. Gotta drink 50 cups of coffee or zero cups. Not true--I'm fine with 2 cups (maybe three) of coffee. I'm just mentioning it again, because usually by this time I've failed--so it may actually be becoming a way of life:-)

Hope you have a Happy Monday!

Tigger on 02/10/2003:
I agree with you on the all or nothing attitude. I used to be like, "well I all ready ate a handful of potato chips so I might as well eat the rest of the bag." Now I can say, "Hmm that was not the best choice, but my next one will be better."


inmorning on 02/10/2003:
That caffeine is a demon isn't it?

Baylee on 02/10/2003:
WoW! Your exercise is looking great! Thanks for your comments. I'm really trying hard to get this weight off and get in better physical condition all the way around. It's a difficult task, isn't it? I gave up coffee too, but for different reasons. I have esophageal reflux. Now I allow myself a cup on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Keep up the great work you're doing. Baylee

breakaway on 02/10/2003:
WOW you are doing terrific on kickin that caffine...I have only had one soda today and that is terrific for me. Usually I have two. I am really proud of you and it is really hard to kick that habit because of those headaches. Glad you made it through the worst part...now its all downhill! Keep up the great work!


biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 06, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

Happy Thursday!

I did 41 min/11 mi on the Airdyne--a real workout--not as fun as a jog, but it did kick my butt!

Have a good one, everyone!

pastagal on 02/06/2003:
Sounds like a great workout on that Airdyne bike,have a great day!

Tigger on 02/06/2003:
Great workout! Keep up the great work.


Baylee on 02/06/2003:
Good exercise! Way to go! Wish I had gotten that much for the day. Baylee

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 05, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

Hi DD People!

I did my 40 min jog yesterday. Still feeling good about the jogging thing. I took my hip and waist measurements--waist is the same and hip is up one-half inch. Still tracking food.

Hope you have a good day!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 04, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 169.0

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

I'm up a pound on my weigh-in!

I haven't taken my measurements lately, but going up on the scale is a bit of a wake-up call anyway. Clothes fit the same, so I'm sure the measurements AREN'T down any. I haven't weighed 170 for quite some time, and I really don't want that for my next weigh-in.

I did my Circuit Aerobic Workout (using the Airdyne) yesterday and did two sets of reps. I've been trying to push myself for it to take less than 45 min. I'm going to try to get this in at least one more time this week.

Hope you all have a nice afternoon/evening!

dolyda on 02/04/2003:
wouldn't worry too much about the pound...i know what it's like passing an increment of 10 tho...yikes...sounds like you have a great plan tho...good luck! :D

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