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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.

biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 26, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Happy Monday!

I did my jog 3 min/walk 1 min X 5 yesterday (was supposed to do it Saturday--would have been doing it way past 10 p.m., so I did it early Sunday). This will make it so I do the jog again tomorrow. Don't really want to push it to every other day, but I'll try it this once. I drank >60 oz water.

My goal for the next three days is to achieve the "no eating past 9 p.m." deadline. My plan to accomplish it is thus: I bought 3 of my favorite "Smart Ones" frozen entrees and I'm going to make the veg soup I mentioned in an entry a couple weeks ago. That's what I'll eat for supper. If I can break out of this pattern for at least 3 days, then maybe I can move on and build up some momentum. I guess we will see!

Have a good food day!

MichelleP on 08/26/2002:

Your plan sounds like a good one! Way to go on getting in your jog! I did 5.5 miles but it took 1 hour and 32 minutes... ouch!

Good luck and have a great day!

inmorning on 08/26/2002:
Isn't that late evening eating addictive? I have the worst time with that. It is like Boom it is 10:00 pm, let's go raid the ice box! Good luck on it hon. annastasia

biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 25, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Happy Evening!

I'm still plugging along with my exercise. I did a NordicTrack workout on Friday 3 min both arms and legs and 1 min just legs for about 40 min total. I'm trying to pick up the pace, but for a shorter period of time. I drank about 80 oz water.

Yesterday I mowed for about 1.5 hours and drank about 132 oz water. Food choices have been a little mixed. Not really tracking it. I want to start back sometime this week. We'll see.

Gotta go . . . will see you all later!

kyrin on 08/25/2002:
Woo-Hoo! You get the water prize! ...I have been seriously lagging on that part of the plan lately. Must be all that outside work that's doing it for you.

Way to go, Biscotti!


Jelly Belly on 08/25/2002:
Good job! Glad to see you're keeping on!

biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 23, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

I met my 9 p.m. (not eating after) goal sometime in 1968. It's not that hard when you don't have access to food like I probably didn't in 1968 and my bedtime was probably 9 p.m. on a school night. So I'm not abandoning it as a goal for now. I'm just demonstrating how sucky my eating habits are currently. Oh, and how little willpower I have;-) Seriously, I think it's a very doable long-term goal.

My exercise, on the other hand, was pretty good. I did my Circuit Aerobic Workout (Airdyne 18, 45 wts/abs) yesterday. That also included 3 sets of 24 (12 each leg) lunges--took a number of weeks to work up to that, but it's so very much worth the little soreness in the beginning, ya'll. I really feel like I'm doing something very good for myself. I don't think my legs have ever been in this good shape. And it's good for strengthening the right knee (quad) that tends to give me alot of trouble. I'm happy I made the effort.

Hope your day is going well!

momof4 on 08/23/2002:
HIp hip hooray!! Good job on the jog/walk. I think I need to do that. I am doing a 3-4 mile walk everyday - but I think I need to step it up a bit now. Lunges? They are so hard!! I hate them - good for you!! I am on the same no willpower -sucky eating habits track right now too. I hate it! ANd then I get mad for doing it - and then I eat something else!! I hate it!! I am starting a new day tomorrow. Better eating haabits - more will power. I must!! I will!! Have a good day!!

kyrin on 08/24/2002:
I've been fighting with my eating habits lately as well. {sigh} We just have to stick with it... Your comment about meeting your goal in 1968 (due to bed time) made me smile. ...It <i>was</i> easier then--when Mom and Dad were responsible for our nutrtional intake. ...Growing up is hard. LOL



biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 22, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Hi Everyone!

I just have to put in another entry without my fitday info. I'm not doing too well on the 9 p.m. goal. Will try again tonight. Old habits really do die hard:-)

I did my Jog 3 min/Walk 1 min yesterday--first for this--it is really getting easier. I never thought it would. This calls for a Hap-hap-happy tune:

Don't lose your confidence if you slip
Be grateful for a pleasant trip
And pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again . . .

Ya'll have a good exercise day!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 21, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Hi this lovely Wednesday!

I had a fit of Haiku a while ago and this is what came of it:

Very fat arms still
I can see the cellulite
More muscle should show

I did my Circuit Aer Wkt with 15 min on the Airdyne and 45 min of weights and abs. I really needed that workout. I was trying to think of an excuse to blow it off. Oh, and the 9 p.m. eating deadline turned into
11 p.m. (guess that's better than 1 a.m.)--I'll do better tonight.

I've got to plan my food a little better. I drank about 80 oz of water yesterday. Did my measurements and they're just a bit up overall. I'm not surprised.

I'm feeling really good about my exercise these days. I'm not loving the jogging, but part of that is the heat. Thank goodness it's getting close to the end of summer (even though this is the hottest it's been all summer for us).

Have a good one--see you later!

Beth200 on 08/21/2002:
Keep up the good work. Glad everything is working out. Have a great rest of the week. :D BETH

momof4 on 08/21/2002:
More muscles will show determination you have keep on keepin on

There how was that?? good for you today! I did the 9:00 deadline tonight - but I ate a whole bag of apple chips and now I have a stomach ache!! I guess I wont be eating any more of them for awhile! Better off that way!! Well - i think I will go to bed - good night!

digit on 08/22/2002:
I'm always trying to think of excuses not to go to the gym but once I get there I enjoy and am glad I went, silly huh.

joklever on 08/22/2002:
Keep up the great work kiddo, you will see the results soon and be very proud of yourself.

Go for it!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 20, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Happy Tuesday!

Well, on my weigh-in today I'm at a solid 164. If it hadn't been for the food over the weekend, I imagine I would have had a loss. I've been drinking the last of the whole milk in my coffee, so my fat grams will definitely be up for today. I took a much-needed break from exercising yesterday. I was just out of it overall I think. I'm going to make a goal starting today of eating nothing after 9 p.m. I would make it 8 or 7, but I don't really think I can do that.

As for my 20-minute jog on Sunday, it was 1.5 miles. So I'm still a
snail--that's okay. If I can move up to at least a tortoise sometime in the future, it'll be okay with me. Some of you probably WALK 1.5 miles much faster than that. At this point though, at least I have ALOT of room for improvement--haha!

As for the BigBrother update, I found a website with more info than ANYONE would want or need. Sheryl Crow is supposed to be on it tomorrow for a 2-hour program--8-10 p.m. CST. See--I'm obsessed! Please don't tell anyone:-)

Have a good food choice day!

MichelleP on 08/20/2002:

I know what you mean I was out of it for a few days... here is to getting back on track! Good luck not eating after 9! 20 minutes for 1.5 is not bad at all! I do a mile in 15 or 16 minutes. LOL I walk faster than that!

OKAY shhh we wont tell anyone about your obsession! I have never seen the show but was hooked on temptation island! LOL! Have a great night!

kyrin on 08/20/2002:
Hi, Biscotti! Yeah, I slacked off a bit more than I needed to during the past week. Didn't push things as hard... So, I'm stalled out on my scale too.

Let's get after it this week!



momof4 on 08/21/2002:
I think I am going to go for the no eating after 9 too. SOunds like it will be a help. I hate the scale. Too bad we live by those little numbers so much!!! Well - have a great day!!

biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 19, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

I had an unexpected visit from my niece the last couple days and to celebrate her birthday we always get a Black Forest Cake--it's not actually a cake, but a torte. It has layers of meringue (with crushed almonds) then whipped cream then shaved chocolate then frozen. So between that and eating out, my "diet boat" was sunk. It was worth it, though.

Exercise rundown: Thurs 8.15 I did 3.8 mi (35:02) on the NordicTrack. Fri 8.16 Four to five hours of house cleaning. Sat 8.17 I did 10 min on the NordicTrack--got sidetracked. Sun 8.18 I did my Jog/Walk. Since it was late (9:30 p.m.) and much cooler, I went ahead and decided to do a 20 min jog for mileage--haven't checked the mileage yet. I was elated to actually do the whole 20 min straight jogging. So officially I made the 20 min goal slated for October 26 (inmorning's Dad's BD!). I'm not one to push myself, but I was stressed and it felt good to get some extra energy out. I'll go back to the original plan and try going a little faster on the jog rather than change my plan. I really want this to be a long-term aspect of my exercise routine and I don't want to risk injury at this time.

I hadn't seen my niece for about a year, she's had a rough couple of years and is unfortunately starting (again) as a freshman at 16 years old. Two years of high school wasted away with running away and assorted other stuff--her home life is simply impossible--she's not interested in living with me, though. At least not right now--I make certain she knows it's always an option.

There is a bright side, given what so many young girls are going through these days with eating disorders, she's 5'6"--130# and eats just fine. Wears a size 5 and is happy with it. If the truth were told, she probably doesn't get enough to eat. Anyway, she made her bed here (it's in the sewing room) right before taking her back home. I saw it and thanked her and said, "Are you coming back this weekend?" and she said, "Maybe." When I came home after taking her back and saw the neatly made bed, I just wanted to cry. Then on the other hand, I thought, be careful what you ask for.

I don't usually get this personal, but it was truly an unexpected visit and I handled it so-so, I would say. I got some exercise, but food choices could have been better. Could have eaten at home more. I sort of drank enough water. Only had Pepsi when eating out.

So, my 3-day plan was undermined. I've got to get back to it. Will do Fitday info later, but I'm not gonna mess with trying to do Saturday's and Sunday's info. BTW, I missed the Friday episode of BigBrother3 (unfortunately I got hooked on it, again:-). So if anybody wants to fill me in, feel free!

Gotta go, will see ya' later!

momof4 on 08/20/2002:
Hi biscotti! Yes - I am close to 150 - but I feel stuck on 151-152!! Ya know - I didn't forget about our challenge - but I can't remember exactly where I was at the time - weight wise - when we did it! And then I thought I would raise the challenge to myself and shoot for 139 - by Sept. 28 -- I think that is WAY to optimistic!! So I thin kI should just be happy that it looks like I will make the 150 mark. I am still shooting for 139 -- just maybe not that quick!! I just want to get out of the 140's! About your niece - I dont know if you remember from my entries - that I now have my 2 nieces living with me - and my 4 kids! One is 18 now and the other is 17 - but is going to be a sophomore. I dont know your nieces situation, and i know what you mean about "be careful what you wish for - " because it certainly is a challenge. But I know -- and my nieces have told me - that they are better off here. It is an added burden - financially, emotionally, physical space-wise, sibling - to= cousin rivalry -- teenagers that eat you out of house and home! boyfriend stuff, ............... but I really do feel that they are better here and will do better in the future because of it. If you ever want to talk about your situation -- feel free!! Thanks for your comments -- lets keep going on our challenge !! You can get to 150! I know it !! Andd if not by Sept 28th -- then give it another month!! Keep your chin up and keep plugging along!!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 15, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 1490; Burned: 2992; 11% Activities; Deficit: 1502;
Water: >100 oz
Fat grams: 30; Fiber: 27

Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counterproductivity. --Erma Bombeck

Hi Everyone!

I met my goals (one and all) for a change. It wasn't so hard for this one day. Tomorrow and the next will tell. Then I'll see where to go from there. Depends on how I feel.

I did 34:11 (3.7 mi) on the NordicTrack. Ate pretty sensibly. I don't really feel deprived. When you feel good (instead of bloated and way overfed) it's kind of hard to feel deprived. I ate enough that I didn't feel like I should eat things out of bounds. Onward to days 2 and then 3.

Have a good day!

digit on 08/15/2002:
Totally agree about the feeling good instead of bloated. I am having to learn to avoid the eating-until-I-stuffed thing, and also make sure I do actually eat enough - sometimes it's tempting to not eat enough but usually leads to a big blowout later.

inmorning on 08/15/2002:
Wow, you are really on fire! Keep going.

lisa_001 on 08/15/2002:
You're doing a great job! Congrats on meeting your goals=o)

You're right...it's hard to feel deprived when you haven't over eaten. I'm finding my appetite really isn't as large as I thought it was.

God Bless!


joklever on 08/16/2002:
Okay kiddo, you inspired me to go for broke...treadmill is ready to go and so am I...I will start with 15 min a day (perhaps twice daily) since it's been months since I walked on it. Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the good work!


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