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biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 12, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Hi All!

Just a quick entry to say that I'm still on track with my jog/walk. I did Jog 6 min/walk 1 X 3 yesterday. Felt good, except for the heat--anyway!

Eating was not that great. Today should be better overall.

Hope you have a good day today!

shellybelly on 09/12/2002:
Hey! Great job with the jog/walk. Keep it up! Take care! Shelly

Beth200 on 09/12/2002:
Good Job keep it up. Beth :)

MichelleP on 09/12/2002:

Way to go on your jogs! You are doing great! :)

Hope today is all you wish for! Hugs

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 11, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Thanks to everyone (and the sacrifices of their families) in service to those in need today--the obvious: police, fire, armed services, nurses, doctors, teachers, and others. The not so obvious: when we find ourselves lost in a bureaucratic maze (or unfamiliar hospital--as I did recently) and don't know where to turn or when someone we ask can't help--THANKS! to the ones who say, "Oh, I can help you with that!" We all find ourselves on one or the other side of that one--and sometimes it takes alot of courage to act (and to ask:-) It's simple civilized behavior, but sometimes so hard to bring forth in everyday life!

I got my reserve (from the library) of Body for Life and I thumbed through it and got to the before and after pictures thumbnails at the end. Some of the people looked like their picture had been pasted on top of someone else's body. Then I went back and read the disclaimer at the beginning (on the copyright page). People were paid/given prizes and "Myoplex--the thing Bill Phillips is REALLY selling (I guess)" as motivation to get to their goal. I immediately put on my skeptic's hat. Then I read from the beginning. I read the first case history and it's really inspirational. So that's where I am.

I didn't eat compulsively yesterday at all. I pretty much ate liquids until right before I mowed. Oops, I take back the compulsive part. I drank a little more Pepsi than water--definitely didn't need it. But, it tastes so good after mowing. I did about 1 hour of mowing and clean-up.

See ya'll later!

I hope you have a pleasant day!

Beth200 on 09/11/2002:
I agree! Thanks to everyone how helps others in need. God Bless. Pepsi does taste great after working in the yard. Have a great day also. Beth :)

MichelleP on 09/11/2002:

herb on 09/11/2002:
Thanks for the input on my journal, I went ahead and signed up for Weight Watchers today.

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 10, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

In 2 months from today, I'll mark 2 years that I've been at this (DDs and my regular/sporadic writing down of my food intake, etc.) and while thinking about it, I wondered what I could do in that time. I came up
with 148 pounds or losing a couple pounds per week (16 total). So I'm going to try it. Nice round numbers: 10, 16, 148--I can't go wrong--right? I'm laughing at my optimism just about now--just gotta give myself a break:-)

I think I know how to do this and one of the things that I did when I first started was to note when I was eating out of compulsion rather than hunger. I'm going to give that a shot again. It's not something I really dwell on anymore--I've gotten very far away from it.

I know of a few people my age who can compensate for their extra calories by exercise, but I realize as I get older that's just not going to be a realistic way of life. Trust me, I've tried every combination of too many carbs/fats/protein--except for true atkins-type eating, and eating sensibly (maybe a little more protein) is when I feel the best in my own skin.

Hope your day goes well!

MichelleP on 09/10/2002:

Sometimes that is what it takes, going back to the start so to speak! GOOD LUCK YOU CAN DO IT! You made a good point when you said age does have an effect and sadly you are right, but it is hard to keep that in mind! Feeling best in your own skin is a wonderful goal and reward!

Have a wonderful day! Hugs

Beth200 on 09/10/2002:
I think you can do it. Good Luck. I will be cheering for you. Have a great day. Beth :)

Sunflowers on 09/10/2002:
I write down everything I eat every day in my PDA, but I never note whether it's from hunger or compulsion. I think I'll start taking note. That just might help me out, too. Thanks!

And GOOD LUCK on your goal of 148. I'll be rootin' for ya!


biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 09, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Hi Everyone!

If I write I had a "bad food choice" day, which is true, then it says alot. Let's just say I didn't put my money where my mouth is (so to speak--haha)! I did get my Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4 (still feels pretty good to accomplish this;-) It was so cool yesterday, except for the time period (hot & humid) I picked for my exercise. The sun came out just as I started down the street, dammit!

My plan for this week is to get the eating on track (to some extent) and to do my Circuit Aerobic Workout 2-3 times. I want to get back on the NordicTrack very early as well.

Hope your day goes well . . . see ya' later!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Sep 08, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Happy Sunday!

I've had a few days of eating off the charts and a little bit healthy thrown in there as well. For me and probably for alot of us on here the cooler weather signals extra vulnerability for overeating. It's time for me to show myself that I can make a real change. I feel really good about my exercise lately, but I'd like to see it and food on the same page. I'm going to follow my guidelines with FitDay starting with tomorrow's entry and see where I end up.

I also want to see improvement in my aerobic fitness by the end of this year--I know what to do to get the improvement, but I have no idea how much to expect. I'm between fair and poor on the scale I'm using, so there's certainly room for improvement.

Gotta go . . . have a good food choice day!

Beth200 on 09/08/2002:
You can do it. Keep up the good work. Beth :)

biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 06, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Hi Everyone!

I went 6 days without any meaningful exercise. My niece was here from last Saturday until Monday. Got my jog/walk in today; it was
Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4--so I'm off by a couple of days of my schedule to get to the 20 min. I skip a day and then the schedule will be
J6/W1 X 3, which will put me back on the October 26 schedule to make 20 min straight. I don't know if I'll do okay with the skipping, but judging from today's jog/walk, I don't seem to have lost much.

The trial was a total mixed bag and then the case ultimately settled. I haven't bounced it off any of my family yet, but I'm sure in their "knee-jerk" opinion I made a bad decision. Well, this signals the end of a nightmare. I still have alot more responsibility than I'd like (who doesn't???), but it's (maybe) a little more manageable. I can put quite alot behind me and breathe for myself. The hard part will be that I'm so used to being stressed out that I need to relearn to relax and be myself (if that's possible:-).

I think I'm going to try the "Smart Ones" at the evening meal again. Also I'll begin tracking FitDay stuff again. I really want to get back to making a real change in diet (small steps), and really getting fit. I didn't eat really bad, but didn't drink enough water or eat enough fruit/veg.

So I'm gettin' back to it, ya'll . . . have a good evening!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 31, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Happy Saturday!

I did not get a workout in on Thursday either. So that's 2 days in a row without exercise. But, my jog was scheduled for yesterday and I decided to do a 1.5 mile jog for time. I am so pleased with my progress--I did it in 19:13!

I did accomplish a few other productive things yesterday, so it was a nice capoff to the day. I don't really know what to expect from the coming proceedings this week, but maybe there will be more positive than negative when it's all said and done. I'm going to eat my normal breakfast, but other than that I'm going to try like hell to get in my exercise. Haven't done a Circuit Aerobic Wkt (wts, etc.) this week, so maybe today.

I hope your weekend is safe and wonderful! See you later!

pastagal on 08/31/2002:
Keep up all that exersise and its going to pay off big time,have a wonderful holiday weekend ok,,be safe;}}

MichelleP on 08/31/2002:

Way to go on your jog!! Great time! I am hopeful you will have a ton more possitive than negative in the next week! Have a wonderful weekend!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 29, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Hope your day is going well!

Thanks for the fine comments. I'm not one to analyze the reasons I do certain things--not any more than the average person anyway;-) At this point though, despite the fact I'm getting in some quality exercise sessions, I kind of think I'm doing it to make up for some inadequacies I'm living with at the moment. Yeah, I feel better working out than not, but in some sense it's like I'm medicating myself with it. I don't enjoy drinking much anymore and I'm not a pill-popper, so I guess it's just as well.

I got the call that this trial is supposed to start next week. Personally my heart isn't in it. I'd cut off my pinkies on both feet and hands just to get back to some semblance of "my life" as I once knew it. But I know that I have to move forward and stop being obsessed with the past.

A little about the trial (I hope to explain it all in some sense to you, eventually:-). It's a personal injury/malpractice case I brought on behalf of someone else. I hate to give out tidbits and not explain, it's better to say nothing, but please bear with me.

Consequently, the 9 p.m. deadline went to poop yesterday. I did take a much-needed day off from working out. I bought a package of men's Jockey brand t-shirts in medium. They're kinda tight--actually realllly tight, but in my optimism, I know they'll soon be looser. I needed something really comfortable and white to wear while jogging.

I gotta go . . . will see you all later!

MichelleP on 08/29/2002:

If you are self medicating than picking exercise is a good way to do it, sure beats the other options. For many years, I would use food as my cure all, then it was pain pills after all the operations, then it was lack of food, ... lol you get the picture.

Good job taking a day off, we all need them. I need to get back into it lol!

Have a great night!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 28, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Happy Wednesday!

I made it 2 days (well almost:-)--9:30 p.m. was the cutoff point yesterday). The significance of yesterday was that I made sure I had eaten plenty beforehand. Then I just kept getting bombarded with a craving for cereal or a pepsi or just a handful of chocolate chips. I was able to resist. So it was a kind of mixed bag. I am definitely starting to sleep better, so that should be an incentive to keep it up.

I did my jog 3 min/walk 1 X 5 and we had a cooler day than it has been. I found I could pick up my pace here and there and just wasn't as winded throughout the workout. So far, so good. It's not as difficult to hold back (and jump to the next level) as I thought it would be. Plus, I really thought by now I would have lost interest in the whole act of working toward 20 min without stopping. This is definitely not the way I worked it years ago, but I feel like taking the time to build up my endurance will allow me to enjoy it when I get to the point of jogging for 30-45 min a few months from now. I only drank about 50 oz water.

I hope you're having a good day! See ya' later!

MichelleP on 08/28/2002:

Way to go on your workouts! You will be at 20 in no time!

I found that I can't keep bags of choc. chips in the house, they really do call my name, and I tend to listen. BAD BAD BAD LOL!

Take care and have a great night!

digit on 08/29/2002:
Hi - you are putting everyone to shame with your dedication to the exercise! Well done

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 27, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

I made my 9 p.m. deadline of no eating!

One day down, 2 to go. It wasn't really that hard for how good I feel after only one day. Who knows, maybe I can change this particular habit after only a few tries. I don't feel like I'm giving up anything I shouldn't do without anyway.

I did a small 16 min workout on the Airdyne. I also did a 10 min walk and drank 40 oz water.

That's about it. I'm writing down my food intake again, haven't used fitday though. Maybe later.

Gotta go . . . will see you later!

MichelleP on 08/27/2002:

Way to go on not eating after 9! GREAT JOB!! I have gotten away from fitday again, takes so much dang time! I seem to do much better when I use it though. Maybe when things settle down a bit here. Going back to work has made my life busy again lol!

Hugs and have a wonderful night!

inmorning on 08/27/2002:
Congrats on making the 9 pm deadline. Wish I could say the same. Have a great day.

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