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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!


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 14, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Weeeeee doggies! Timmy the tapeworm came for a visit today;-) I ate lots of fruit and chocolate and junk and what I said a couple days ago about the jogging and appetite being lessened just went out the window. I ate bread, therefore I wanted bread . . . so I ate more stuff. Usually I can eat a little chocolate and leave the vast majority for later. Not today! Should have a stomachache by now.

I did some mowing yesterday and the jog/walk. Today I did weedeating and yard cleanup. I feel like I could eat a pound of chocolate. I don't intend to have a day like this tomorrow. I'm going back to very sensible eating for the next 3 days--no excuses. I don't get this hungry psychologically or really hungry ('cause I haven't eaten) as a rule when I'm truly eating properly. It's scary (in a way) to be this hungry. It just "feeds" on itself (no pun intended:-). Carbs like bread, cereal, and pasta lead to more eating of them and increased lethargy. If I put a few "tired" days like that together, then I'm back to needing to start all over again. Don't want to do that. Three days can't kill me, and I should actually feel and sleep better. I'm willing to give it a real try. Will let you know.

I will get my fitday info in here eventually, but today's listing is going to look like I made it up. I really don't want to put it in, but for the sake of disclosure, I will--today or tomorrow!

Oh, my measurements make absolutely no sense. For the first time in a long time my calf measurement is up by .25 inch, but my abdomen is down by .75 inch. The rest are about the same except my arm is down a quarter inch too.

Have a good food choice day!

Saturday 8.10
Calories: 2768; Burned: 2704; 0% Activities; Deficit: -64;
Water: >20 oz
Fat grams: 113; Fiber: 27
Sunday 8.11
Calories: 2606; Burned: 3209; 17% Activities; Deficit: 603;
Water: >40 oz
Fat grams: 86; Fiber: 32
Monday 8.12
Calories: 2339; Burned: 3105; 17% Activities; Deficit: 766;
Water: >142 oz
Fat grams: 83; Fiber: 31
Tuesday 8.13
Calories: 3630; Burned: 2865; 7% Activities; Deficit: -765;
Water: >60 oz
Fat grams: 134; Fiber: 58
Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.
--Yiddish Proverb

I just had to get this update of my backsliding ways--I wanted to get all the bad news (poor food choices galore) out of the way.

See you all later!

Soon2BThin on 08/14/2002:
Timmy the tapeworm!! So funny. It may help you to know you're not alone, we all have days like that. I'm having too many of them myself right now. I don't feel that I've had one really good day for so long. I hope you have a better day. Take care.

inmorning on 08/14/2002:
Wow you did get a visit from a tapeworm. You seem to have worked it off though.

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

I just want to stick an entry in here with not much in it. I did my exercise the last 2 days and I rested the day before that. My body apparently likes to weigh 164 or 5. I know I have lost "something" in my hips and legs because my shorts don't "ride up" anymore.

If you don't know what I'm talking about--but I'm sure we've all had our shorts ride up, if we've lived this long (haha)--it's something I kind of quit paying attention to until just recently they stopped doing it.

So now I'm very grateful that I can do this little bit of jogging. I've only been doing it less than a month, but I always get this sense that I should be able to practically run at least 10 miles. I feel so good about my workout when I'm done. That's all good, I think!

I just have to be very systematic about it. So I've made a schedule to show me when I'll reach that 20 min of straight jogging milestone. It's October 26, unless I have to alter it.

Gotta go . . . see you all later!

Beth200 on 08/12/2002:
Good luck on your goal on jogging. You can do it. Yes I know what you mean about your shorts riding up. I hate that. I hope soon to enjoy them not doing that. Well you have a great week. Beth :)

inmorning on 08/12/2002:
Good luck on that goal on October 26, that is my dad's birthday by the way. :~)

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

Calories: 1321; Burned: 2877; 7% Activities; Deficit: 1556;
Water: >60 oz
Fat grams: 55; Fiber: 9

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
--Confucius (551 BC-479 BC)

Happy Saturday!

Yesterday I did my Jog/Walk in cooler temps and it was soooo much easier. Jog 2 min/Walk 1 min X 7. Then a 10 min dogwalk. Not much else to add. I hope you're having a good food choice day!

See you later!

inmorning on 08/10/2002:
Ahhh the nice break in temperature. We have been having a nice little break too.

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

Calories: 2096; Burned: 3217; 18% Activities; Deficit: 1121;
Water: >110 oz
Fat grams: 92; Fiber: 23

Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.
--Dan McKinnon

Hidy Ho, DD Buddies!

I did 56:02 (6.6 miles) on the NordicTrack with 30 min at incline level 1. Cals and fat are up--need to stock up on fruit--about the only thing available was SWEETENED applesauce, Yuk-o! No thanks, I'll take 3 of those baby BABY RUTHs please:-) I burned enough--but my food choices as of now now could use an overhaul! Gee, how many times have I written that in the last year--guess I need to worry when I think the food choices of today are just peachy keen!

It's early or late (depending on your perspective)--gotta go!

kyrin on 08/09/2002:
Hey, Sweetie! Nordic track work is looking great! Burning off the Baby Ruths? LOL

Last night, I was real tempted to make some biscotti for Matt. Until I realized that they were really for <i>me</i>. Nope. Decided not to do it. But, I could imagine how good they would taste <i>and everything</i>... Mmmmmmmm. Still didn't do it.

Get into the car and go get some fruit. {smile}



inmorning on 08/09/2002:
BABY RUTHs, hmmmm, give me the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!!!! :~P

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

Calories: 2261; Burned: 3061; 13% Activities; Deficit: 800;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 88; Fiber: 36

If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. --Mickey Mantle

Hi this lovely Thursday!

I did my Circuit Aerobic Workout yesterday (18 min Airdyne and 40 min of weights and abs). Calories were a little high;-) I have noticed that my appetite is a bit stunted since I started the jogging. It's much more noticeable on the jog/walk days.

Kyrin, as far as cutting down on the number of jogging min--I'm going to leave it as is for at least 2 more sessions--if it's really killing me (I don't think it will be:-), then I'll probably cut back.

I'm getting through it, I'm just pushing myself, which I haven't been used to doing. My main goal with the jogging is to get to the 20 min without having to have a break caused by knee pain. So far, so good (actually I didn't think I'd get this far without having to give it up because of knee pain). The next goal after that is to increase my fitness level over time. And judging from my workout on the NordicTrack this morning it's getting better. It's all a package.

When I jogged years ago, it was the only exercise I did, and I burned out pretty fast. I got to the point where my longest run was 6 miles and lost interest. This time around if 20-30 min is the longest I get to, then I'll be happy. I would like to do a half-marathon, but I'm not really pushing for that at this point. I consider my goals at this point to be far more realistic, doable, and sustainable.

MichelleP, I get the quotes from a bunch of websites and a couple books I have.

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

Soon2BThin on 08/08/2002:
Hi! Looks like you're doing great to me! I haven't tried jogging much. When I do, I feel soooo heavy, haha! And I have bad knees too. I'm trying to exercise them in the pool, hopefully to strengthen them up some. Doc says it's arthritis. Keep up the good work.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 07, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 1767; Burned: 2892; 7% Activities; Deficit: 1125;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 58; Fiber: 30

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. --Arthur C. Clarke

Hi to you all!

I got in my little jog/walk yesterday--first time to do 2 min jog/1 min walk for 7 times. It damn near kicked my ass I have to say! I really hated every second of the jog part and barely caught my breath before I had to jog again--today, I'm glad I got through it. It's got to get easier, right? Funny, but I've been thinking about going back to school to finish a degree and I feel exactly the same way about it. Fear of failure and not looking forward to it--maybe if I can conquer the elusive 20-min (straight) jog, I can go finish my degree before I turn 65--haha--but really, it's not funny--I should be serious about finishing things.

So, I shouldn't whine about it--there are alot of people who would love to be able to do exactly what I'm complaining about. I forget that with the ability to do the physical things, I have an obligation to my "temple" to live up to some kind of expectation--I'm not anywhere near excellence in fitness (according to the little test I mentioned in a previous entry), but I don't think I'm going to quit just yet. I guess I just didn't know how bad I felt all the months I didn't do any exercise for myself over the years.

I have to thank you all for your encouragement and inspiration, I do appreciate every bit of it:-)

Have a good food choice day!

kyrin on 08/07/2002:
Lookin' good! If the 2 minute jog is too, too much, how about backing it down to 1:30 of jog with 1:30 of walk until you have that conquered. No one is going to shoot you if you back off a bit. I know that you want to get where you can do the 20-minute jog, but if you dread doing something so much and aren't feeling successful at it, are you really going to do it?

It just seems like it would be easier to stick with if you build on success.



MichelleP on 08/07/2002:

LOL okay where do you keep getting these awesome quotes?!

Working toward physical fitness is really a full time thing. Heck lol I start at 4:30 a.m. and don't really stop all day.

Way to go on the run! I started again today.... lol I will share my time to give you a good laugh. I ran 1/2 mile in 9 minutes... good gravey that is terrible. By the time the Army 10 mile race, in the end of Oct lol it better be fast or it will take me at least 3 hours.. now mind you by that time they will have all left and gone home! Take care and have a wonderful night!

inmorning on 08/07/2002:
I think you should go back to school. I think you would succeed and it would do you a world of good as far as your self-esteem and it would broaden your horizons.

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

Calories: 1618; Burned: 2800; 4% Activities; Deficit: 1182;
Water: >60 oz
Fat grams: 60; Fiber: 26

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. --Steven Wright

Happy Tuesday!

I did my measurements and they're all up a bit or just about the same. I only did a little yard cleanup for activity--so I kind of took it easy--that's important to this process for me. I can't just go 90 to nothing all the time and feel good! I had another pretty good food day!

I'll see you all later--have a good food & exercise day!

kyrin on 08/06/2002:
Hey, Biscotti! You've got a string of successful days started. Fat- and fiber-wise things are looking great! I'm proud of the efforts you've made, gal!

Way to go!


MichelleP on 08/06/2002:

I wanted to thank you! You may have saved a diet and a life today. I know a bit on the dramatic side but it is sorta true. I was getting so upset over the way I have been feeling the last few days... tired, dizzy, and just plain weak. This past spring I was told by the dr. that my blood sugars were too low and that I needed more sugar in my diet. At the time I was almost starving myself. I have NOT been doing that but have been back to the low end of calories and not eating before I workout... duh !! It finally hit me today when I read your comment to me.

I am going to work on getting in more on the way of fruits and see how I feel, so far I have had 2 oranges, 4 prunes (my new fav. food), 1 med. tom. not bad!!

Your right you have to give the body rests, or it starts to really fight you. The measurements going up maybe anything from water to muscle. You are doing great! We are in this for the long haul!!

Take care and have a wonderful day! Thanks again!

biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 05, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 1515; Burned: 3304; 21% Activities; Deficit: 1789;
Water: >110 oz
Fat grams: 50; Fiber: 23

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music . . . and of aviation. --Tom Stoppard

Happy Monday!

I did better on food--yiiii-ha! I did my Circuit Aerobic Workout with 37 min on the Airdyne and 65 min of weights and floor exercises. Didn't get in a walk--what I did was plenty for me:-)

See you later!

MichelleP on 08/05/2002:

Way to go on the workout and eating! As long as you are happy with yourself .... that is all that matters!

momof4 on 08/05/2002:
Hi - I haven't checked in with you lately - sorry about that -- but I try to at least keep up with reading the entries. Good job on the run/walk. I am going to start to do that next. I have been doing a good fast walk for about 3 weeks now, and I think I can kick it up a notch! Thanks for the inspiration!!

inmorning on 08/05/2002:
Keep up the good work. You are doing great with your exercise. You are so my hero.

biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 04, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 3408; Burned: 2157; 23% Activities; Deficit: 1251
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 69; Fiber: 16

Calories: 3371; Burned: 2860; 6% Activities; Deficit: -511
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 139; Fiber: 21
I was going to buy a copy of "The Power of Positive Thinking," and then I thought: What the hell good would that do? --Ronnie Shakes

Hi Everyone!

I do appreciate your kind and wonderful comments! I had a good couple of exercise days. Like I said before, the jog/walk doesn't show that it burns as much as I feel it takes out of me. I did that yesterday--1 min jog/1 min walk for 10 repetitions. It was really hot--probably could have picked a cooler time of day.

On Friday I did 53 min on the NordicTrack and Circuit Aerobic Workout--30 min weights/abs and 20 min Airdyne. On these 2 days I ate a couple of good, pre-planned meals. For the most part though, I ate less than perfect foodstuffs, aka Garbage!

So, I've got the routine of exercise somewhat down with no major soreness, so I'll just have to put forth a little more effort with the food choices. A 43-year-old person can only do so much, but it seems I can eat as much as I did when I was a teenager. Mind over matter, right?

My next jog walk will be 2 min jog/1 min walk times 7. I'll stick to the every 3 days, but I think I'll be getting up early to do it to avoid the heat. I'm not doing too well as yet on the "MichelleP Boot Camp" walking I had planned. It's been a number of years since I did more than about a half-mile walk in the street! Actually I wouldn't be here now if I had kept up all that walking.

Got some different socks and will try again today--I think it's just a matter of time and my feet getting used to it. I've got great (haha) calluses on my heels--but it's the ball of my left foot that's the problem.

I gotta go--will check in later--have a good day ya'll!

MichelleP on 08/04/2002:

LOL I sure could have picked a better time of year to do this dang bootcamp. With the heat idex it is 110 here again today, its been like this going on 2 weeks. I have been getting really sick after my walks. I try to do them early but it is still in the mid 90's.

I feel the same way with the walks, on fitday it says they are not much on the way of burning calories but it takes a lot out of me. I almost gave up the walking to increase the bike rides but I really do want to do the Army 10 mile race in October...lol thank God it will be cooler by then.

You are doing awesome! Take care and have a great day!

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