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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 30, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 156.5

Body Fat: 34.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 30 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (13 min)

Finally did some wt trng. Used the 13# dumbbells, but only did about half of what I had done on the last workout. Feeling good after the workout is more important than overdoing it for me right now. There's time/room for improvement:-)

I'd just like to be a little more consistent with wt trng for July--I see nothing standing in my way on that note. I missed eight chances in June--mostly just being cautious. June will be behind me soon--but I'm grateful for the learning experience.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.13::******::6.1:::********::6.29::7.2::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1622 cal * 59g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
562 cal Deficit * 10% Activities * RMR = 1291

legcramps on 06/30/2010:
Good job!


liza36 on 06/30/2010:
It's all about learning experiences, isn't it. Well done!


Umpqua on 06/30/2010:
Great plan and great job!


liza36 on 06/30/2010:
You mentioned to me yesterday about self-talk. I completely agree with you, and know that the things we tell ourself can be very powerful. Loveray's quote and thoughts are along the same lines today, and I know that our mind and internal beliefs have a stong impact on our success, not just in weight loss. I appreciate the reminder, as I'm continually working on my internal belief of whether or not I can conquer this! Thanks as always for your comments!


Moody3 on 06/30/2010:
Yep, overdoing it will bite you in the ass if you're not careful!! LOL~so pacing yourself and going for consistency is a great way to go~13lb weights~woweeee!!!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 29, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 156.5

Body Fat: 34.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 35 min

My BF is down 1% (last checked 6.6)--also I'm down a pound on my weigh-in. Oh and my abdomen is 39.5--down another quarter-inch.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.13::******::6.1:::********::6.29::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1622 cal * 59g Fat * 30g Fiber * 112 oz Water
562 cal Deficit * 10% Activities * RMR = 1291

liza36 on 06/29/2010:
Awesome results on your weigh in and measurments!


don'tstoptrying on 06/29/2010:
You are so close to your goal Awesome!


just42day on 06/29/2010:
Congrats on your ongoing loss! You're doing great! Thanks, too, for your support of my efforts. Hope your day is a good one :)


geevee on 06/29/2010:
A "new" you is breaking out!


Moody3 on 06/29/2010:
Woweee great results all the way around bisc!!! WTG!!!!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 28, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 40 min; Bike Ride 34 min/5.2 mi

Looking forward to a good weigh-in tomorrow--and possibly a wt workout.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.13::******::6.1:::********::6.29::

Plan for today: Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1622 cal * 59g Fat * 30g Fiber * 140 oz Water
562 cal Deficit * 10% Activities * RMR = 1295
 

Moody3 on 06/28/2010:
Good luck with your weigh in!!!


liza36 on 06/29/2010:
I appreciate you sharing about your back pain years ago and what worked for you. I'm having terrible problems with my back that is prohibiting me from doing certain things. I guess I just have to be patient, start out slow and steady. So frustrating when you want to start off with a run instead!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 27, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


I'm not overweight. I'm just nine inches too short. --Shelley Winters

For my activity:
Thur: Walk 35 min; Bike Ride 26 min/4.3 mi
Fri: Walk 35 min; Bike Ride 35 min/5.6 mi
Sat: Walk 30 min; Bike Ride 31 min/5.3 mi

Water:
Thur: 84 oz
Fri: 112 oz
Sat: 140 oz

I weighed-in yesterday--optional weigh-in day--and I was firmly the same! Also, I had bought some tahini and finally made some hummus--it was sooo good. I had quit buying the store type because it just didn't taste right--it seemed "sour" after being opened even the next day--it happened about 3 times. So I'm a believer in fresh--it is as good as I've had in any restaurant. I used canned chickpeas/garbanzos and rinsed and drained them. Very good stuff Maynard!

I'm almost ready to say I'm fully recovered from whatever it was that was ailing me. I did get some blood drawn a couple weeks ago. My dr didn't have much of a clue as to what was going on. I can pretty much declare it's not wheat/gluten or lactose intolerance.

Over the last couple of weeks I found that eating little to no fat was helping a bit. But I was offered a cheeseburger and a shake Wednesday, and since I seemed to have gotten over the fullness/pressure thing with normal amounts of food, I accepted. I drank a couple sips of the shake and put it in the fridge--it really hit the spot:-) Then since I was hungry I ate a half of the cheeseburger.

I was thinking I would get an episode of the usual fullness/pressure. It didn't happen. I paced myself over a couple hours with the rest of the burger/shake. I have been fine. I'm still limiting my food before bed, so I seem to have dodged some unknown bullet. I'm just grateful that things have turned for the better--much much better in fact:-)

Cutting out my food a couple hours before bed has been one of the hardest things to make myself do, but it has paid dividends. My sleep the last week is averaging 6-8 hrs/night consistently. I was getting 7 here, 4 there, 3 there, then I'd be exhausted and get 8-9. Of course this is all with CPAP. Getting good rest all night is simply heaven on earth!

On my bike ride, I'm fortunate to just ride and ride in a solitary manner--it probably has contributed as much to calming my mind as anything. I liken it to the situation I found myself in more than 20 years ago when I had horrible lower back pain/sciatica. I literally couldn't do much of anything else, so I started walking. It was a distraction and therapeutic, though I didn't know that it would have that effect.

I was sleeping maybe 2 hours total/night and when not walking, I was engulfed in thoughts of when will my back get better, if ever. By the time I started the walking regimen, I had resigned myself to living with it for the rest of my life. It took months to recover, but I did it (and my mind and back cooperated) despite a dr's recommendation of surgery.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.13::******::6.1:::*******::6.27::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1622 cal * 59g Fat * 30g Fiber * 140 oz Water
562 cal Deficit * 10% Activities
* RMR = 1295

Umpqua on 06/28/2010:
That's wonderful that your back is doing better. And I love hummus, but I do get the store bought. And I end up throwing it out after a few days because it doesn't taste right. I'll have to try homemade some time!


just42day on 06/28/2010:
Glad you're feeling better! Thanks for reporting the advertising spam. I was going to report and then saw you already took care of it. Hope you have a great day!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/28/2010:
thanks biscotti on your congrats to me :-)

yeah, time is moving both TOO FAST and TOO SLOW simultaneously for me...

it's a bit of a whirlwind feeling!


legcramps on 06/28/2010:
So glad to hear that you are dodging the bullet so far! Hope it stays this way for you and you don't have to feel that anymore!


geevee on 06/28/2010:
There was a brand of hummus on sale here a few weeks ago, Marzettis. I think I've seen it in the refrigerated secion of salad dressings. It ws made with the obligatory tahini and black and red beans instead of chick peas. It was very tasty!


Donkey on 06/28/2010:
I want you to know that seeing your posts, knowing that your still here, has inspired me to return as well. Thank you so very much :)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jun 24, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 35 min; Bike Ride 28 min/4.3 mi
Wed: Walk 35 min; Bike Ride 33 min/5.4 mi

I'm really allowing the bike riding to clear my mind. I want to get my wt trng done tomorrow, but I'm going to continue to play it by ear. Yesterday's calories are high--the deficit below should not be in red. I'm thrilled, but a little cautious that I can finally eat with little protest (fullness/pressure) from my gut.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.13::******::6.1:::*******::6.25::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2257 cal * 93g Fat * 24g Fiber * 140 oz Water
-188 cal Deficit * 12% Activities * RMR = 1295

Umpqua on 06/25/2010:
I'm glad things are going better with eating. Hope you have a great weekend!


just42day on 06/25/2010:
Thanks for your kind words. Great job w/all your exercising!


nita51 on 06/25/2010:
Your condolences, are comforting. Thank you. Hugs


geevee on 06/26/2010:
You wonder what being in the 140's would be like. I used to wonder about the 120's, and then I got there! That's when my ex made his memorable remark: "She looks like she did in high school."

That comment is what propels me to continue. I WANT to be that size again. I remember how light I felt, how well clothes fit, and most of all, the positive frame of mind I was in.

At 7 lbs. away from that goal, the indications of my memory are slowly being confirmed.

When I was almost 160, I tried on a pair of cords I had lived in when I went to S. America. I loved those pants but couldn't get into them. And then I started on DD's When I reached 140, I tried them on and they fit, but what I had forgotten was how ragged and worn they were.

Nevertheless, without them to help spur me on, I never would have gotten to 140, so I wore them all day and simply reveled at being able to get into them.

Then I threw them away and bought some new ones.

Having a tangible goal can be very inspirational.


just42day on 06/27/2010:
Thanks for the encouragement. In return, I'm sending rain your way. Enjoy!


WI3 on 06/27/2010:
Always a good thing when the stomach shouts ENOUGH! :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 22, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. --F Scott Fitzgerald

For my activity: Walk 45 min

I'm the same for my weigh-in today--abdomen's down a quarter inch--39.75. I'll update food, cals, etc later on. I was hungry all afternoon yesterday--I was able to make pretty good choices for what it's worth.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::**::5.13::******::6.1:::*****::6.22::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1622 cal * 59g Fat * 30g Fiber * 120 oz Water
562 cal Deficit * 10% Activities * RMR = 1295
 

Umpqua on 06/22/2010:
Congrats on the quarter inch! Are you cutting out wheat now? How is that going?


legcramps on 06/22/2010:
I like your quote today - never give up!


sleepy on 06/22/2010:
Awesome job on making good choices while being hungry. That is so difficult.



biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 21, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry. --Warren Buffett

For my activity:
Thur: Walk 45 min; Bike Ride 30 min/4.3 mi
Fri: Walk 30 min; Mowing 35 min
Sat: Walk 45 min
Sun: Walk 30 min; Bike Ride 31 min/4.7 mi

Things are better with the fullness/pressure, etc. I don't know why. It began to improve a week ago Saturday. I had one REALLY bad episode this past Friday, which included the panic/anxiety scenario. I'm doing ONE thing differently as of Saturday and it seems to have turned things 180 degrees. Oh well, time marches on!

Yes I've been on DDs for awhile. I consider June 18, 2001 to be my beginning here (highest weight ever), though I joined the previous November--I lost 27 pounds from that June 'til the end of 2001. Since then I haven't been any higher than 170# in all the years I've posted here. I've stayed pretty active, though I've had lulls of a couple weeks of no exercise whatsoever from time to time. I've been pretty healthy up until last Oct/Nov. I started CPAP therapy in Feb as a result of those health issues.

I was able to look back in my diary and a couple names of people I'd love to see back here--Pezzy34 and JellyBelly--among others. I've never told anyone I know about this diary. Not that anyone would really care about my mundane entries. I try to write very impersonal entries. I'm very opinionated and used to voice my opinion freely here. Not so much anymore. It gets in the way of why I'm here, which is support (give and take) and accountability.

Sticking around and continuing to try to get to your goals works better than anything I know of. The worst thing you can do is quit or give up on yourself. Starting over even if it seems like you're doing it EVERY SINGLE DAY is not a crime:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::**::5.13::******::6.1:::*****::6.22::

Plan for today: Walk; Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1622 cal * 59g Fat * 30g Fiber * 154 oz Water
562 cal Deficit * 10% Activities * RMR = 1295

just42day on 06/21/2010:
I really enjoyed your entry today. Very encouraging. Thanks too for your kind words on my entry. :)


liza36 on 06/22/2010:
I appreciate your entry today. Giving up is not an option!


geevee on 06/22/2010:
Good going on the walking and bike riding!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jun 17, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best nightcap. --Jamaica Kincaid

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 50 min; Bike Ride 17 min/2.7 mi
Wed: Walk 35 min; Bike Ride 18 min/2.7 mi

Whoa! Calories were a bit too high yesterday--a bit too much chicken in the evening.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::**::5.13::******::6.1:::****::6.19::

Plan for today: Walk; Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


Tues:
1622 cal * 59g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water

562 cal Deficit * 10% Activities * RMR = 1295

Wed:
2236 cal * 60g Fat * 36g Fiber * 112 oz Water

116 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

sleepy on 06/18/2010:
You are such a great role model. You have been on this site for years and you manage to maintain a healthy weight and get great activity in. Koodos


Donkey on 06/19/2010:
Donkey was here to cheer you on!


sleepy on 06/19/2010:
"Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best nightcap." --Jamaica Kincaid So very true and this simple quote exactly matches my life right now. Thanks for posting it. Actually i think I'm going to write it down and post it on my fridge. I'm trying to develop endurance (once again) and have crazy insomnia, and the 2 go hand in hand.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 15, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sun: Walk 40 min; Bike Ride 23 min/3.2 mi
Mon: Walk 40 min; Bike Ride 16 min/2.3 mi

I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in today--movin' on down--'bout time! FWIW, my BMI is below 28--woo-hoo! And I could feel my T-shirt sleeves were much looser. Oh, and my abdomen measures 40--I think it was 41 last time I measured it.

Calories, etc below are for yesterday--haven't gotten to last week's yet--will do them--I'm just that curious. It's been ONE PRODUCTIVE WEEK (or so) for me and my scale--haha!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::**::5.13::******::6.1:::***::6.16::

Plan for today: Walk; Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1553 cal * 48g Fat * 26g Fiber * 112 oz Water
616 cal Deficit * 9% Activities * RMR = 1295

Maria7 on 06/15/2010:
Congratulations again! You're getting very close to your goalweight! :-)


nita51 on 06/15/2010:
Your stats are looking good. :) Thanks for your up lifting words of encouragement. Hugs! Love your exercise routine.


sweetpea1977 on 06/16/2010:
Thank you so much for the weightlifting information. I have saved the page to my favorites list!!

Congrats on the loss!


geevee on 06/16/2010:
Do you attribute your new success to the walking and bike riding and/or fewer calories? Whatever it is, keep it up! Congrats on the smaller measurements and BMI. HOORAY!


legcramps on 06/16/2010:
Wow, what great progress you're making!! At this rate, you'll be at your goal weight in no time!


Runner on 06/17/2010:
YAYYYY! Biscotti is still here!! I love meeting old friends online again. :)


getmebackto150 on 06/17/2010:
the tofu in the Moe's burrito grilled and citrus marinated... It doesn't have a super strong flavor, but it goes really well with everything else (cheese, beans, salsa, guacamole, etc) in the burrito and it makes it super filling!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 13, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 158.0

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 30 min; Shopping around wlmrt abt 1 hr

I'm down 2.5# on my curiosity weigh-in--I just had to know. Maybe my slightly new way of eating is kicking in--maybe I have a couple of tapeworms in my gut! I'll take the loss--I can live with the small changes, I've made the last few days. Time will tell if I have to make them  a way of life, which really wouldn't be that bad:-)

*** Plan to update cals, etc below later today ***

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::**::5.13::******::6.1:::**::6.13::

Plan for today: Walk; Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


Wed:
1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 67 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1309

Thur:
1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 67 oz Water

265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Fri:
1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 67 oz Water

265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

Sat:
1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 67 oz Water

265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

just42day on 06/13/2010:
Congrats on your loss! You're flirting with your low in 2006! Continued success to you. :)


liza36 on 06/13/2010:
Whatever you are doing seems to be working! I just hope you are not too miserable from bloating or feeling too full. Keep up the great job! Your progress bar says only 3 pounds to go - I'd be estatic if mine came any where close to that!


Maria7 on 06/13/2010:
Congratulations on your new lower number! And thanks for the info! :-)


KathyBlue on 06/14/2010:
great loss! :D Almost there!


geevee on 06/14/2010:
Are you on a roll! So much progress in so little time!


legcramps on 06/14/2010:
haha, tapeworms. Well, hope it's due to the healthy lifestyle and not the tapeworms! Great job on the loss, hope you have a fantastic day today!


jubileecoast on 06/14/2010:
Congrats!



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