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biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 17, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 161.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 161 (Now)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

19% Activities; Fat grams=104; Calories=2359; >90 oz Water; Fiber=61 g

Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face.
--James D. Finley

*********************** LAME HAIKU ALERT! ***********************

Worked ass off for loss
Now I'm at 161
Wasn't all that hard

Not! It's been a tough trip to a new low. I don't even know when I weighed this--probably 15 years ago or thereabouts. I know I wasn't as lean as I am today because I paid little attention to my diet back then. I'm looking forward to getting into a "normal" BMI (as opposed to "overweight" or "obese"--where I started at 32.4). It's 27.6 today. As always, they are just numbers--but numbers certainly can be motivating:-)

The support from all on here is invaluable. It's truly been a process of change and learning and I'm sure that will continue. Thanks to everyone on DietDiaries!

Hope you're having a good food choice day!

dolyda on 04/17/2003:
congrats!!...i hope to be there one day as well! :D

kyrin on 04/17/2003:
CONGRATULATIONS on the new low!!! You've been working hard to get that scale to budge. ...I'm super proud of you for your efforts!



prism on 04/18/2003:
Congrats on losing another pounds. You're doing great...Keep it up!

Gael the Whale on 04/18/2003:
That is wonderful. YOu are going to make your goaal. excellent.

MichelleP on 04/18/2003:

AWESOME JOB!!!! I know how hard you have worked for that magical number on the scale!!! YOU DID IT! I am truely happy for you! BIG HUGS

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 16, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

17% Activities; Fat grams=83; Calories=2143; >134 oz Water; Fiber=51 g

Two frogs fell into a bowl of cream. One didn't panic, he relaxed and drowned. The other kicked and struggled so much that the cream turned to butter and he walked out. --Unknown

Happy Wednesday!

I did 1 hr, 4 min/7.5 mi on my NordicTrack yesterday.

Have a nice day!

littlelady913 on 04/16/2003:
Love your quotes! Good luck with the exercise!

Gael the Whale on 04/16/2003:
keep on kicking.

hearts_desire on 04/16/2003:
I sure hope you make your goal.. keep up the GREAT work!!... oh and I love the from thngy hehehe

Soon2BThin on 04/16/2003:
Sounds like you're doing great! I love the quotes or whatever you call those sayings. Where do you get those? I'd like to start some jogging too but I'm afraid someone would see me and I'd probably look ridiculous. But then, why should I care, right? Keep up the good work.

Golightly on 04/17/2003:
Biscotti, you are only 6 pounds away from your May 6 goal! How fantastic is that!!

No, I don't have lights with timers, but that's a good idea! I may go shopping this weekend! (Were you worried that, now that I have solved my problem of bumping into the wall of the pool, that now I will start bumping into the walls of my apartment?? LOL)

Take care and keep up your amazing NordicTrack routine!

paullopez on 04/17/2003:
I just had to say, thats a clever name. There's nothing better then a chocolate biscotti with a nice hazelnut coffee.

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 15, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

7% Activities; Fat grams=131; Calories=3034; >60 oz Water; Fiber=44 g
Deficit=-152 (Weekly Def=481)

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. --Orson Welles

Ooo-eee! Those numbers are nasty! Nope, I didn't dilute the evaporated milk. But, I'm down a half-inch each in my RtLeg, Waist and Hip measurements. I'm up one-eighth in my RtArm and the rest are the same. Scale is the same.

I did a 30-min jog chock full of hills--what a blast:-) I'm still consistently slow (about 12 min/mile). But I'm looking forward to getting faster over time. I just don't want to push it, baby!

So, have a good food and exercise day; I'll check in later!

Oh, I just discovered this is a red-letter day for me--I'm a pear! This means my Waist:Hip Ratio is .80--something I've been tracking for quite some time. If your ratio is above .80 (for females and .94 for males) you have a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Gael the Whale on 04/15/2003:
lol dont know what my shape is but my son calls me the blob. every time I hug him he cries , "help,I'm being eaten by a blob"

biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 14, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

19% (Fri),17% (Sat), 10% (Sun) Activities;
Fat grams (Ave)=88;
Calories (Ave)=2696;
>90 oz (Fri), >70 oz (Sat), >50 oz (Sun) Water;
Fiber (Ave)=32 g

A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway to life. --Celia Luce

Happy Monday!

It is Monday, isn't it? I celebrated on Saturday courtesy of others, then on Sunday I celebrated and cooked and ate and celebrated. Soooo, my "Kyrin Weekend Challenge" got turned on its head, and I'm back on track today. Except that my fat for today will be a little out of whack owing to the fact that all I had for my coffee was full-fat evaporated milk. I even ran out of dry milk, which I mix up in a pinch.

My calories and deficit are an average. Awhile back I made a fictitious number of calories, etc for FitDay to zero out a "normal" activity day (a day where I did no activity). I call it a "Zero Deficit" or Free Day. Yeah, it screws up the cumulative numbers a little, but so what:-) I used it for this because I didn't even come close to writing down what I ate the last few days much less caring to spend the time to plug it in to FitDay.

For Friday I did NordicTrack for 1 hr, 8 min/7.4 mi and then on Saturday, 1 hr, 4 min/7.4 mi. I only counted "cooking" as activity (a la FitDay) for Sunday.

It dawned on me that maybe I am a little obsessed with FitDay, but learning to eat within a certain activity level is the long-term goal (with the occasional celebratory meal). It isn't to have a running list of percentages and averages, etc to eventually tell the world, "Hey look, you can do this too!" or to eat in a celebratory way 90% of the time.

I didn't get a chance to get out and rent some Monty Python this weekend--but getting ya'll's comments certainly were appreciated:-) Supposedly A&E has the rights to it here in the US, but they don't air it.

Hope you're having a successful food and exercise day! I'll see ya' later!

SoccerMom on 04/14/2003:
I'm just not into writing down everything I eat. Too much attention placed on food, makes me think about it more, and then I eat more. Better for me to just eat what I need to survive, and then go do something active.

Have a great day!

Golightly on 04/14/2003:
Hi Biscotti! Thanks for the birthday wishes. The banner is SO COOL!

LOL, the big red X idea is great. I may just do it! Won't my daughter be surprised when she comes home to find a big red X over all the items in the freezer! Yeh ... I think she'd laugh ... which means I'm definately gonna do it!

How could A&E be so cruel as to have the rights and then not air Monty Python? Cruel!

Take care!

paullopez on 04/14/2003:
Mr. Praline: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

(The owner does not respond.)

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, Miss?

Owner: What do you mean "miss"?

Mr. Praline: I'm sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!

Owner: We're closin' for lunch.

Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?

Mr. Praline: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!

Owner: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.

Mr. Praline: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.

Owner: No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

Mr. Praline: The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.

kyrin on 04/14/2003:
I've gotten bad about procrastinating my fitday entries until the next morning when I take a look at the day before and see what was what. I was doing better when I input the info in the afternoon and corrected for the highs and lows with the remaining meal and snack. I'd love to say I didn't need to input the info at all, but I'm not there yet. ...Hopefully, you and I will both get to a point where we are only doing occasional checks to help us remember what a normal blance is supposed to be.

I'm glad that you had a break from your "obsessing." Now, let's go have a successful challenge.



Kittiekat on 04/14/2003:
Thank you for those uplifting words. Even if I don't know you it does mean a lot to have support. :)

Gael the Whale on 04/14/2003:
mix the milnot or evapo with water to thin it down . Hope you are having a great evening.

biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 11, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

19% Activities; Fat grams=83; Calories=2749; >110 oz Water; Fiber=45 g

Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
--Chinese Proverb

Happy Friday!

I had a good exercise day. I have started doing 5 min of crunches (divided into 3 or 4 sessions). This is during my morning exercise--they have gotten much easier. Don't know how much good they're doing--I can't see through that layer of stomach fat just yet--but they make me feel strong:-) I count them, but using a clock is much better motivation for me. I got back to my usual NordicTrack, 58 min/6.4 mi.

My knee didn't hurt during the exercise, but it was still just a little sore all day when standing.

And now for something completely different--haha--I've been having this craving for watching "Monty Python's Flying Circus" as of late.

Let's see, how can I describe the food day. "Dissatisfaction" in a word. I'd had plenty to eat by suppertime, but I decided to give in to pizza and some pepsi. I just think I'll have these days. It probably would have been just as easy to get a medium-sized bag of Cheetos or something,
but . . . anyway earlier in the day, I had this huge craving for chocolate chip cookies. If I had had a batch of freshly made ones, I'd probably have eaten all of them.

So, I'll get back to some semblance of my plan tomorrow. As for the Weekend Challenge, here are the objectives:

1)The above "Current Diet"
2)At least 80 oz water
3)At least 1000-calorie deficit per day

I hope you have a good food and exercise day!

shellybelly on 04/11/2003:
I wish ya luck with your weekend challenge! Keep it up! :-)Shelly

Gael the Whale on 04/11/2003:
you can do it. I like the idea of a weekend challenge. that is when I think one has to be especially careful because we are more likely to be at home with the food at hand. Less llkely to be out and about. Keep up the good work.

Chrysalis on 04/11/2003:
Some days are just "hungry." Sigh. Did you indulge yourself in the Monty Python? Perhaps that can be your weekend treat!

Golightly on 04/11/2003:
Good quote, although I would add Humour to the list. After all, isn't laughter the best medicine?

I love Monty Python's "How to defend yourself against Fresh Fruit" :

Instuctor: "How to defend yourself against a man armed with a banana. Now you, come at me with this banana. Catch! Now, it's quite simple to defend yourself against a man armed with a banana. First of all you force him to drop the banana; then, second, you eat the banana, thus disarming him. You have now rendered him 'elpless."

Student: "Suppose he's got a bunch."

Instructor: "Shut up."

Second Student: "Suppose he's got a pointed stick."

(ha, ha, and don't even get me started on the Spanish Inquisition!)

kyrin on 04/11/2003:
Hello, you!

Are cookies in the air, or what? It was peanutbutter cookies for me yesterday. I could practically smell them. So, I made a batch. Baked one small cookie for myself and put chocolate pieces in the rest of the dough so that I couldn't have any more (allergic).

I also gave in and had a coke yesterday. Ah, well. The indulgences didn't really hurt us in the overall scheme of things. ...We're still kickin' butt with our exercising! I'm soooo proud of us!

We're doin' it!



Soon2BThin on 04/11/2003:
I think we all have those days of cravings. You handled it well! Gosh, I wish I didn't have that vision of chocolate chips cookies in my head now. I think all talk of food should be banned here, haha! Have a great weekend!

pollyanna on 04/13/2003:
Gawd I understand about those Cheetos....and Monty Python! And I have also been craving some different things. But if we hang in there, it passes (no pun intended)!

I think it is time to include some crunches to my whole plan of life!

peace, pollyanna :)

biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 10, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

10% Activities; Fat grams=73; Calories=2341; >50 oz Water; Fiber=31 g

My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.
--Buddy Hackett

Hi Everyone!

For my exercise yesterday I did a 40 min jog. About three-quarters of the way through I thought I'd extend it to an hour. However, it was getting dark and I didn't. Which is just as well, because I hadn't jogged that long in quite some time and so my right knee is just a bit sore today. The first 3 minutes were the hardest. I don't know why that is, but I just wanted to stop and give up. I wasn't all that winded and the breathing got much better, thank goodness:-)

My food choices weren't so great, but I suppose I'm always going to have days like that. Planning meals helps, and making sure I eat every couple hours does too.

I hope you're having a good exercise day!

Gael the Whale on 04/10/2003:
Sometimes ya just gotta wait till those endorphins kick in. the first part is a struggle.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 09, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

17% Activities; Fat grams=42; Calories=1796; >80 oz Water; Fiber=33 g

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. --Channing Pollock

Happy Wednesday!

Just a quick update. I did 58 min/6.3 mi on the NordicTrack yesterday.

Hope you have a good day! Will try to check back later!

Gael the Whale on 04/09/2003:
lol I cant eat just one. although I read somewhere that one peanut is fuel enough for a night of studying .

Golightly on 04/09/2003:
Thanks for the woo-hoo you left on my diary. It was nice that somebody noticed my little weight dip!

I am still amazed at the amount of time you are able to work on that Nordictrack. Inspiring!

Have a great day!

MM on 04/10/2003:
Thank you for being such an encouragement to me. You don't know how much you have helped me through this last week. Thanks again! Great job on the NordicTrack!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 08, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

23% Activities; Fat grams=66; Calories=2260; >110 oz Water; Fiber=45 g
Deficit=1033 (Weekly Def=1240)

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
--Erma Bombeck

Hi all!

Just a quick entry. I did my NordicTrack (56 min/6.3 mi) yesterday and a couple hours of cleaning house. The scale isn't down today, but I lost 3/8 inch in my arm, and .5 inch each in my waist and abdomen. I gained .25 in my hips, go figure.

Just between me and my jeans, the loss in my abdomen measurement is just soooo comfortable!

See ya' later!

Gael the Whale on 04/08/2003:
hi girl. way to go. you are doing great.

biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 07, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

25% Activities; Fat grams=51; Calories=1926; >100 oz Water; Fiber=39 g

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. --Henry Ford

Happy Monday!

I did pretty well with the challenge overall. The challenges over time have really helped me step up my exercise, and it's just good to have something in the back of my mind to work toward. Something that is doable for a day or a few days at a time. It really works for me!

I had a pretty good day for exercise yesterday. I dug out the sides of a driveway culvert and sprayed water to get the leaves and stuff out. It'd be nice to know more about "drainage," 'cause the excess dirt I found really isn't the problem, it's that the water continued to stand afterward, so no real drainage was happening. I didn't feel successful.

Anyway, I did a NordicTrack workout, 1 hr, 4 min/7.5 mi. Then later in the evening I got out and jogged for 20 min. It's really an accomplishment to be this active and not feel like a train hit me the next day.

Pezzy mentioned the little milestones of weightloss over time. My biggest one has been not having to pull my shorts down when I stand up. I have absolutely massive thighs and extra fat over the years certainly didn't help my plight. So even though I'm still working on them, my legs have reduced to the point that this is less and less of a problem.

Hope you have a good food choice day!

kyrin on 04/07/2003:
Woo-Hoo! Congrats on the shorts progress! Isn't it wonderful the first time you realize that you not only didn't have to yank those shorts down into place, but also when it dawns on you that your thighs are no longer rubbing together. I had that "ah-ha" moment with my shorts a few weeks ago. I was surprised...and wondered how long it had been happening before I noticed. LOL

You're my water hero! I am trying to get it up there, but am finding that one of my biggest problem areas. Oh, well. Pushing onward.



Gael the Whale on 04/07/2003:
Hi. hope I can get to that point. I do feel like a train hit me. But not as bad after a weekend spent recovering. I am feeling much more human now. Hope you are having a terriffic day today.

willloose on 04/07/2003:
goo job biscotti! on track as always :) I should learn a thing or two from you. hehehe

MM on 04/07/2003:
I love your quote today. Did you put that in there for me? Thanks for the comments on my entry. They helped me so much.

SoccerMom on 04/07/2003:
Wooo-hooo, for another little milestone! It's the little things we notice that make it such a success. Have a great day.

shellybelly on 04/08/2003:
Woohoo! Great job keepin up with the challenge! Keep it up! :-) Shelly

biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 06, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

25% Activities; Fat grams=86; Calories=2609; >130 oz Water; Fiber=45 g

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. --Jacob A. Riis

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick entry. My calories and fat were up from recent days, and I didn't make my goals for those. Fat was at 30%--which is about where it usually is. I did some mowing and other yard work and a NordicTrack workout, 1 hr:5 min/7.5 mi.

I'll see you all later, have a good day!

Chrysalis on 04/06/2003:
I like the quote. It's really very thought provoking.

Gael the Whale on 04/06/2003:
I love your quotes. they are very inspirational. Have a healthy and happy Sunday today

pollyanna on 04/06/2003:
NordicTrack for 1 hour? Wow!! You are doing great! Wanna come mow my lawn next? we are having our kitchen remodeled and the demolition begins tomorrow. We spent all weekend moving the kitchen, sewing room, office "nook" and dining room up into our bedroom closet and bathroom! Whew!

Love your quotation. Back to "chipping away" at my own rock!

peace, pollyanna :)

pezzy34 on 04/06/2003:
My goodness!!! 25% activities??? FREAK! LOL There is noooooo way I am beating that today, so I shall gracefully declare you my dear the champion rock body for April 6, 2003. *bowing before your highness* hahaha! Love, Jenni

Gael the Whale on 04/06/2003:
Hi. "smiles" I was here a year or so ago but forgot my password. I was Miss Piggy. I even changed from dial up to cable and couldnt even remember the email addy I was using then. 'rolls eyes' . I am a mess. lol. but I am happy to be back.

SoccerMom on 04/06/2003:
Wooo-hooooooo!! I see you broke the barrier, and have gotten back to 162! Ye-haaa!!

Beth 201 on 04/06/2003:
You seem to be keeping yourself busy. GOOD! That works best for me. Well you have a great week. Beth :)

Gael the Whale on 04/06/2003:
oh forgot to answer your question about the name. lol my real name is Gayle but I have always liked the spelling gael better. I have a world in www.activeworlds.com that is called gael. it is a fairy world. the avatars are fairies and pixies and the builds are places like fairy falls, tipsy pixie tavern, pixie playland, whispering winds ampitheatre, littlesville where the hobbits live, have a fairy villiage of tree houses, have a cit gallery for photos , a market place, a wizards keep, a fairy palace, and a cavern of broken hearts where people go to leave their hearts in vases to mend. the Dragon Chimera gaurds the hearts till their owners return to take charge of them again.

Golightly on 04/07/2003:
I've said it before and I'll say it again : I LOVE YOUR QUOTES! Today's quote is especially fantastic, and I've printed it off to keep in my notebook (I carry a notebook to keep track of what I eat.) Thanks Biscotti!

Wow, over 1 hour on your NordicTrack? That's amazing!!!

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