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biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 28, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Body Fat: 34.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Fri: NordicTrack 44 min/4.3 mi; Walk 10 min
Sat: Jog 1 min/Walk 4 min X 5; Walk 21 min; Mow 2 hrs/Cleanup 45 min

*** I'll update my cals etc later. ***

I weighed in yesterday--no change.

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::***::2.22::2.25::2.28

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, More Cleanup, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1939 cal * 85g Fat * 23g Fiber * 112 oz Water
355 cal Deficit * 14% Activities
* RMR = 1318

geevee on 02/28/2010:
You've had a productive weekend! I wish I could say that.


panda22 on 02/28/2010:
Awesome exercise this weekend =) Keep it up!


geevee on 03/01/2010:
I found out about my "shrinkage" a few years ago when I went for the osteoporosis test. The guy took my height and proclaimed, "Five feet". I was in shock! No, this can't be. It isn't right.... It was.Here I was down 2½".

So when my rheumotologist said it was time for another test last year, I told him "No. I can't afford to lose any more height." He laughed and to make me feel better said that he'd already lost 3" to which I commented, "At your height you can afford it." The guy is a giant, maybe 6'6".

Ahhh, the joys of aging!


legcramps on 03/01/2010:
Good job on the exercise! Glad you had a full weekend of workouts!


KathyBlue on 03/02/2010:
IRS, I thought it was the same in English, too... Well, it's the yearly tax declaration for the state, and they refund some money if you show evidence of spending for your health, etc.



biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 26, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Body Fat: 34.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Jog 1 min/Walk 4 min X 5; Walk 13 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (11 min)

Wow! The jog felt good. I'll skip 2 days between, except I'll go again tomorrow, so I won't be jogging on wt trng days. Even just the total of 5 min washed out a big bunch of anxiety! Feels good!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::***::2.22::2.25::2.28

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1939 cal * 85g Fat * 23g Fiber * 56 oz Water
355 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1318

balloonlady on 02/26/2010:
Looks like a good day : )



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 25, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Body Fat: 34.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi

Didn't get in the walk and had abbreviated workout--calf catch kept me from doing any more. Seems to be better today--I have wt trng scheduled, so I'll just push through. It's not all that painful, just a nuisance.

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::***::2.22::2.25::

Plan for today: Walk, Jog, Airdyne, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1940 cal * 74g Fat * 24g Fiber * 56 oz Water
260 cal Deficit * 4% Activities * RMR = 1318

greengirl on 02/26/2010:
Hi Biscotti, Just catching up with diaries when I read the one of yours from last Sunday talking about those of us who come and go, lose and gain, and come back. How right you are !! I miss people who are currently AWOL especially BornToCry and Sweetpea1977. In a fit of nostalgia I looked back at my diary and depressed myself. I got so near to my goal and then buggered it all up, and here I am again virtually starting back at the beginning!! Compared to me you have been so consistent and kept of most of the weight you lost. You are still a massive inspiration to me. This time I would love to be as dedicated as you have been :-)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 24, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Body Fat: 34.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 24 min/2.1 mi

Didn't get in the walk. I have a little catch/pulled muscle in my calf--so the shortened workout yesterday. Will try to push through today--we'll see.

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::***::2.22::2.25::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 5% Activities * RMR = 1318

still_too_heavy on 02/24/2010:
thanks for the info on the websites regarding calorie counting.. I totally appreciate it! cant wait to get home and check it out!


liza36 on 02/25/2010:
I appreciate your nostalgic entry a few days ago. I, too, have come and gone, but continue to read most days, and miss the good ole' days with many inspirational and motivating DDers. I haven't posted for over a year because I'm no example of consistency, and have the same struggles, and so I guess I have nothing to share. I do appreciate your continued efforts and postings. Keep up the good fight!


panda22 on 02/25/2010:
Hey there! Hope you are having a good day today! =)


legcramps on 02/25/2010:
Uh-oh! Be good to those calves! Take care of yourself ;)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 23, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Body Fat: 34.0%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


We're still not where we're going, but we're not where we were. --Natash Jasefowitz

For my activity: Cir Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.1 mi); Walk 20 min

I'm up 1.5 pounds on my weigh-in. Will weigh in again on Saturday. Won't do BF again for 2 weeks.

I broke the latest drought of wt trng. The * is how many wt trng chances I've missed since the first of the year. Not the worst ever, but it's one of those things that once you do the first thing, take the first step and decide, "Yes I feel good and really can complete this workout," it's a cinch!

Looks obsessive I know, but if you feel like you're about to fall off of a cliff, and a little obsessiveness keeps you from breaking your neck, well I guess the shoe fits--haha!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done:
::*::1.12::*****2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::***::2.22::2.25::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 112 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 5% Activities * RMR = 1318

legcramps on 02/23/2010:
yeah, i think being obsessive sometimes can work to our advantage :)


jananasplit on 02/24/2010:
i agree!!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 22, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Body Fat: 33.9%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. --Adolph Monod

For my activity: Nothing

My small step for today is to start to increase my fruit/veg intake so I can form a new habit. Ironically I like pretty much everything. I've really gone off the rails there--probably the worst ever. It's like an insidious death wish--for the sake of not having to think too hard or put out too much effort when it comes to nourishing myself. Pathetic--but I know I can change!

Supposed to get a couple inches of snow (not ice or sleet) again tomorrow--will believe it when I see it. I'm going to weigh-in and do BF measurement tomorrow simply because I'm curious. Seriously I probably need the dose of reality.

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::1.4::1.12::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::2.22::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 5% Activities * RMR = 1314

geevee on 02/22/2010:
You're back down to your low of 150 and oh, so close to the 140's. Go for it!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 21, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Body Fat: 33.9%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sat: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min);
NordicTrack 43 min/4.3 mi; Walk 10 min
Sun: NordicTrack 43 min/4.4 mi
Mon: NordicTrack 24 min/2.1 mi; Walk 30 min
Tues-Thurs: Nothing
Fri: Short Walk
Sat: A little sweeping/leaf blowing

I will not let my body conquer me or make me feel less than! I'm worth the best shot I can take right now! I cannot keep pretending to put my money where my mouth is and then falling short. I'm worth more than the sh*tty effort I've been putting forth lately.

I've kept this diary since 11.2000, though 6.2001 is when I came back after Kyrin dragged me back! Speaking of, so many diarists have come and gone. It's no reflection on present company, but this site was so much more dynamic and interesting long ago. Halley, Herb, StellaStarr, Rader, Golightly, PastaGal, Garlic to name a few made it for me. (Sorry to wax nostalgic about such a thing, but Soonie probably knows what I'm talking about.) Even Runner, BornToCry, WorkingIt, haven't been around in awhile. Life goes on . . . and so too does DDs!

I guess this makes me a big ol' stick in the mud--I'm still here and all those diarists have moved on-haha! Some lost big, left the site and came back having gained back even more. My experience has been different. I lost big (for me) and have only come close (a few times) to gaining anywhere close to my original weight--the highest ever for me. (Went from 189 to 164-ish with the "original" diet, got to 150-ish a couple times as an adult low weight for me, but got back to 169 several times.) Despite the fact that I so miss all those old diarists, I unashamedly credit DDs with keeping me on my toes to NOT gain past that point. (Where are you Thinnie?)

So it's time for me to clean my backyard. I always thought being a good example was a good thing--I don't feel like a great example much lately--in fact, inconsistency throws me to the bottom of the heap of anything remotely related to a good example. So I'm still here, but I just want anyone who reads this to know that this (your journey to better health and weight loss) is doable.

It's possible to eat well, not feel deprived and still lose weight. Many have shown that along the way. GeeVee is a perfect example. We all have to get honest and realize that losing weight isn't some pie-in-the-sky prospect--it's a lifetime commitment. People who gain their weight back allow themselves to fall off the top of their priority list. I know that's how I gained back the times I've gained back. I got distracted.

This past year or so I allowed myself to eat pretty crappy food over the course of that year. Looking back I'm surprised I'm not even fatter and even in more dire straits healthwise than I am. I'm making progress, but I have to keep small steps and small victories in the forefront of my mind. It's okay to be distracted, but I have to have one or two goals stuck in a place that I cannot be distracted from.

When I started on here, I did an actual diet from an actual book and I stuck with it for a specific amount of time--very little if any cheating/veering off course. I still remember it being immensely satisfying! I must simply find a way to feel good about my health. Again!

(Yes, I checked my BF on Tuesday and it was up for whatever reason. My weight was only up a little, but it all goes hand in hand.) At any rate, I will not let my body conquer me or make me feel less than! I'm worth the best shot I can take right now!

As an aside I guess I should say where this nostalgia seems to have been prompted. There's a diarist I recently read who deletes or makes private their previous entries--I find that horrible for lack of a better word. Why be public at all? I go back from time to time and read old diaries--Rader's and Halley's are worth rereading--very inspirational. No one's going to be able to go back and find inspiration in this diarist who deletes entries from the public space. You never know where someone is going to find inspiration:-)

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::1.4::1.12::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::2.13::2.21

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 5% Activities * RMR = 1314

chidogs on 02/21/2010:
Very introspective entry. I'm a first timer here, but I've done the yoyo thing many times. I lost 60 pounds, my biggest loss, when my husband lost his job. But when I had to go back to work to compensate, I gained that and more back. Been fighting it ever since.


geevee on 02/21/2010:
Yeah, I, too, miss the "old timers". Maybe they'll come back eventually. After all, we know that our problem is lifelong.

As for your exercise goals, perhaps they might be too high for you at this point. That you can walk/run 3-4 miles is quite a feat from my perspective. Plus, you do the machines. To me, this is fantastic, yet you are not happy about consistently achieving your goals.

Might you have set up "ultimate" goals instead of lower level or even "baby step goals for yourself? I'm thinking of my "energetic" diet days when I was doing yoga practically every day and swimming a mile a day. For me, there was no problem with doing that daily. It was doable and didn't put me off and make me feel guilty if I ever missed a day, which on occasion I would.

You mentioned the health issue which becomes increasingly important with each passing year. Extra weight is truly a killer. We don't have the luxury of adding on more and more of it.

Since I started on DD's about 4 years ago, my health issues have increased which helps staying on track easier. I look at this communal effort of DDers as a healthful alternative to delibrately killing myself.

One of my key moments of enlightenment was after I had reached my goal of 125 and treated myself to a Checkers' burger and those luscious fries. What a disappointment that was! I had become so accustomed to whole grains, that the white, mealy bun of the burger was inedible. Since I hadn't had fried foods or fats for over a year, I DIDN'T LIKE THE FRIES! What an eye opener that was!

That totally cured me of desiring foods I had eliminated from my diet. Unbeknownst to me, my tastes had changed completely.

The weight problem wasn't completely solved either as I soon found out as the pounds slowly but inexorably started to add up. I was eating the right foods, but too many of them. Here is the importance of portion control. It's not easy.

It's SO easy to go astray. I had alloted myself ONE Dove or Bliss chocolate a day. Soon, that increased to 2 a day. I put a stop to that yesterday and proudly proclaim I ate only ONE as permitted!

We have to be honest with ourselves and not expect miracles if we are cheating ourselves. Oh, it's SO easy to do!


panda22 on 02/22/2010:
Hey there! Yeah they are calling for snow/rain all week here =(...... VERY enlightening entry above, you are right on point. We are on a lifelong journey of not only losing weight, but achieving overall HEALTH and maintenance. This forum has carried many of us through years of our journey, good and bad. I myself have 2 old diaries on here, and even though I couldn't erase them if I wanted to ((forgot the passwords haha)), I don't think I ever would. You're right, it is good to have those for others to browse, and even for ourselves to look back and see how far we've come and grown as individuals. I also believe that as we get older we have to adapt to different routines and change things up a little. You can find the right "routine" that helps you feel good about your health again! I believe that you have everything you need to get there, and you will! I don't believe that you aren't a good example. You are human like the rest of us, and will have ups and downs as we all do. You set a good example by self reflecting on any low points, and at the same time showing us that it's possible to get back in gear no matter what! "I will not let my body conquer me or make me feel less than! I'm worth the best shot I can take right now!" <<<< That statement in itself is proof right there! That's the example that you set for us all, that we ARE strong enough to overcome! Hope you have a good week, and we're right here with ya! Thanks for sharing! =)


jananasplit on 02/22/2010:
hi im 23 and i was 245 pounds in 2005 when i was 18. im currently around 178 (i gave up the scales for lent to stop the yo yoing!) i am desperate yo yo dieter. currently im around 4 pounds off the closest ive been to my goal of 154-147 pounds. last year i shot up to 207 again!!!! it happens but the point is youre still here and youre still determined. i myself have stopped the scales and have bought a measuring tape. once a week i am going to measure my bustline, waist, stomach and hips. this is all i need to tell me if im going in the right direction. im trying to change my lifestyle to one that cuts out refined sugar and salt as we do not need it. aim to be healthier and the rest will follow. dont worry about the scales so much. if youre eating well and exercising well the results will show i promise. leave the past where it is and focus on the new you and youre new healthy mindset. when you look in the mirror visualise yourself with the body you want and believe you have it already. i know that sounds crazy but just visualize twice a day (morning and night are best) and im telling you youll feel miles better alone from just that! best of luck xxxxx


chidogs on 02/22/2010:
Hi, steamed egg is simple, it was my Mom's healthy alternative to fried and less messy than poached. Small no stick skillet, medium heat. Add a thin slice of marg to add taste and barely coat space for egg. Break egg and cook until most of white is almost done. Take 3 tbsp cold water in cup, turn heat to high, add water and cover for about 60 seconds or until done the way you like it. I like runny yolk but whites firm. Tasty.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 13, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Body Fat: 33.9%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thur: NordicTrack 34 min/3.2 mi; Walk 10 min
Fri: NordicTrack 43 min/4.4 mi; Walk 10 min

I'm behind on counting cals, etc. So I'll try again today--put the past few days behind me. It's no secret I generally focus on exercise. And I would abandon counting calories altogether, but it makes me think twice--a very good thing!

My cardiovascular fitness is just about the worst it's been in a long long time. I pushed myself the last two workouts. It's helping--it seems to be working!

Oh BTW, we got a little more than 4 inches (a rarity) of snow here. Absolutely beautiful--all of it--the falling--the snow on the ground and in the trees--everything!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::1.4::1.12::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::2.13::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 5% Activities * RMR = 1314

hollybelle on 02/13/2010:
Enjoy the snow. For me exercise and nutrition support each other. Somehow I find it easier to exercise when I've eaten right and easier to eat right if I'm exercising regularly. But all thing in good time. Haven't done much exercise this week as have been quite ill. Better week coming up!


panda22 on 02/15/2010:
Hey there =) Sorry to hear about your week going like mine did, it's tough sometimes, but we can get back on track! Sounds like you are moving forward! I'm the same way, I do better at exercise, but love food, so that makes it harder to eat right! Takes a lot of focus and willpower, but we can do it! Oooooh and you can definitely borrow some of the 4 FEET of snow that is sitting in my front yard...if yours melts too quickly hahaha Have a great day!!


legcramps on 02/17/2010:
blah, snow... LOL. Have a great week!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 11, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Body Fat: 33.9%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.1 mi); Walk 55 min

Got my attitude out of the ditch at least for one day! Great wt trng workout yesterday!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::1.4::1.12::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::2.13::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk,

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 5% Activities * RMR = 1314


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 10, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Body Fat: 33.9%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Nothing

All right! Today's weigh-in (up 1.5#) and BF measurement is a minor train wreck--please move along--there's nothing to see people--haha!

Seriously--a new wakeup call--I'm doing a few things consistently well to further my goals. On the other hand the consistency is not there in other areas. It's good to get a wakeup call--if it spurs change. Time will tell!

Circuit Workouts Scheduled/Done: ::1.4::1.12::2.1::2.4::2.7::2.10::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 5% Activities * RMR = 1305
 

Progress as of today: 28.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 02/10/2010:
Keep at it BB! 6.5 pounds to your goal :)


chidogs on 02/10/2010:
So close. You are doing just fine. Keep it up.


MoodyMe on 02/10/2010:
Had to chuckle at your opening line~heh

Consistency is key~you got this!!


greengirl on 02/11/2010:
It's nice to see that you are staying positive, and using this blip as a wakeup call instead of an excuse to do further damage !! I wish I had done that eighteen months ago instead of piling the weight back on. Good for you Biscotti :)



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