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biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 06, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 152.5

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.0 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. --Arthur Somers Roche

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 35 min
Wed: Walk 25 min
Thur: Walk 25 min

I've eaten a ton, relatively speaking, today--which is (cautiously) good news. My food intake of late has been mostly okay, but I never seem to know how I'll feel after eating anything. I can't seem to count on knowing when I'll get the pressure/PVC (premature ventricular contraction) feeling.

So for those of you who love to read what others eat (I find it kinda boring for the most part--as long-timers know) here's essentially my menu today in no particular order of intake--I got more adventurous as the day wore on. Enjoy--haha:

  • Couple/three servings of quinoa--some with a little cane syrup drizzled on top--some with a bit of olive oil drizzled on top
  • Doggie bag of Korean fare--from yesterday--not bad
  • Half of a Green & Black's 60% organic cocoa peppermint-infused bar--not disgustingly sweet, but oh so good
  • About 4 oz of canteloupe
  • A no-salt-added canned stewed tomato--very small
  • A small svg of sugary cereal (it's got freeze dried strawbs/blueberries) and milk
  • Couple cups of coffee + FF milk
  • A half-cup of canned pintos--rinsed/drained + a handful of shredded wheat n bran
  • Two dark choc/alm Dove Promises
  • Some OJ
  • About an ounce of slivered almonds
  • A few pecan halves
  • A cup of "Belgian-style" buttermilk (It's richer and much more worth the experience than low-fat buttermilk. I often use it to make a huge batch of super-awesome bran waffles--freezing most of them.)
  • I'll probably finish off the quinoa. Had an apple instead.

Looks like a recipe for barfiness--dontcha think--hahaha! Actually I feel great to excellent at the moment--we'll see if it holds. I feel like testing my gut/PVC situation even more, but then again I probably shouldn't tempt fate:-)

We are having a cooling thunderstorm at the moment after about a 105F-degree day. It could be worse.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::***::8.7::

Plan for today: Walk

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 100 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1273

Weekly Averages (8.3 - 8.9):
cal * Fat * Fiber * Water * Sleep
cal Deficit * Activities

moogy on 08/06/2010:
As someone who loves reading what other people eat, I thank you. I get ideas from menu's and it is interesting to see what works for some and not for others. Looks like you had a grazing sort of a day. I bet that thunderstorm was a welcome change after all that heat, I know they are for me during the hot summer months. Have a good weekend.


V on 08/06/2010:
7 more lbs baby!!! Wooohoo!


WI3 on 08/07/2010:
That is a wide variety of food! Good experiment LOL. If the kimchi didn't destroy your gut, nothing will LOL Have an awesome day!


geevee on 08/07/2010:
Your BMI is really coming down!

Mmmmmmm. Chocolate. Love it!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 03, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 152.5

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.0 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


One kind word can warm three winter months. --Japanese Proverb

For my activity:
Wed: Walk 35 min
Thur: Walk 40 min
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat: Walk 10 min
Sun: Walk 40 min
Mon: Walk 35 min

I'm down 1.5 lbs for my weigh-in today. I didn't get in any wt trng workouts. Walking has been it for my activity.

I made a turkey meat loaf the other day (has spinach, carrots and oatmeal). Yes it was good. Beware of the processors putting "Natural Flavoring" in meat products. Nasty stuff--adds sodium most of us don't need or want. Next time I make it, if I can't find unadulterated ground turkey, I'll grind my own.

Actually many things have "Natural Flavoring" in the list of ingredients--it's sometimes used as a substitute name for MSG.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::***::8.4::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1273

Weekly Averages (7.27 - 8.2):
cal * Fat * Fiber * Water * Sleep
cal Deficit * Activities

selina on 07/30/2010:
Thanks, Biscotti! Have a great weekend, too!


WI3 on 07/31/2010:
Good for you on going to the museum and trying the Korean food! I tried it a few years ago and didn't much care for it, but my date LOVED it. Of course he ate the kimchi and I wouldn't kiss him goodnight because, yuck LOL!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


just42day on 08/03/2010:
Love the Japanese proverb! We all can use more kind words! Congrats on another loss. Good for you!


V on 08/03/2010:
Congrats on another 1.5 & 7 to go I am so pulling for you, your goal is just around the corner!


moogy on 08/03/2010:
Well done! You had a good week, good planning and good follow-through!!


legcramps on 08/04/2010:
Good job BB! You're doing great, keep it up!


just42day on 08/04/2010:
thanks for the support and encouragement! Hope your day is going great!


loveray on 08/04/2010:
thank you for opening up my eyes to my own self-doubt and judgement. i have a lot of un-resolved issues about my body image. ever since i was 190 lbs, and then lost weight, i still see myself as that person in the mirror. sometimes its harder than others to not be negative towards myself. its really hard when there has been a loss in relationships, as i have been trained that you need to look and be a certain way to be out in the dating world. but, i have grown so much to know that my inner self is most important and taking care of my outer self is what needs to happen in conjunction. i also think your observation is astute that i should include more grains, but i have found myself having tummy aches when i have full fat dairy, eggs or wheat. i could try to add some oats back, however. thank you for your honesty and your support. sending love to you!


loveray on 08/04/2010:
ps- congrats on your loss and the turkey loaf sounds yummy!


selina on 08/04/2010:
Thank you! Your consistent loss is pretty amazing!


Umpqua on 08/04/2010:
I missed this entry, congrats on your loss! That's so scary about the "natural flavoring." I try really hard to get natural meats without hormones and antibiotics, but it's difficult and expensive. I have a meat grinder and I used it a lot more in the winter when I was cooking whole roasts and then grinding up leftovers for casseroles, etc. I need to be doing this more often.


Maria7 on 08/04/2010:
I didn't realize that about the 'natural flavorings' being added to meat. Why do they do that, when to leave it alone would be the REAL natural flavorings??? Btw, congrats on your progress! :-)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jul 28, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy. --Dr Howard Murphy

For my activity:
Mon: Walk 30 min
Tues: Walk 30 min

So I'm holding steady at this weight. I seem to have mastered "The 154 Pound Toehold!" Time to move on and master the next one.

I got 8 hrs of CPAP-assisted (of course--it's old hat for me now) sleep the last two nights. Been trying to get to bed earlier and that appears to be the key--at least for now. Everything changes--that's for sure!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::7.28::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1277

Weekly Averages (7.27 - 8.2):
cal * Fat * Fiber * Water * Sleep
cal Deficit * Activities

Maria7 on 07/28/2010:
Wow, good to go on holding steady and on your walking, as well! :-)


Umpqua on 07/28/2010:
I got stuck at 154 too. You'll break through soon I bet. And I'm glad you got some sleep!


moogy on 07/28/2010:
Such a little way to go, those stubborn last few pounds. Keep pushing - you can do it!


just42day on 07/28/2010:
Great quote! Thanks for sharing it. Remember, maintenance is better than gain so you're doing great! I'm sure you'll break that toehold very soon. :)


Moody3 on 07/28/2010:
LOL~I thought it said CRAP assisted!!

Holding steady isn't necessarily a bad thing~means the loss is true~and maintenance while frustrating sometimes, is better than gaining!!

You can do it~I have no doubt!!!


V on 07/28/2010:
Why is it that when we get so close it seems like eons away from our goals


selina on 07/29/2010:
Being stuck at 154 doesn't sound bad at all from my perspective, ha! I assume everything is relative... however, I do feel for you - it does seem to get tougher to reach goal as one approaches it. Hang in there, you can do it!


selina on 07/29/2010:
"winding it down" is pretty cool, actually ;)


selina on 07/30/2010:
Thanks, Biscotti!


geevee on 08/02/2010:
Thanks for the microwave instructions. I'll try them. I think I, too, prefer stove top cooking because of the way the oats foam up.


thinnside40 on 08/02/2010:
Re: Boston/Shih Tzu Pup ~ Not sure if it was a purposeful mix or not, but fell in love with her at sight...She is a smart lil whip and personality+.....

Have a great week!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 26, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead. --Edith Wharton

For my activity:
Thur: Walk 25 min; Bike Ride 31 min/4.3 mi; Couple hours museum walking
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat: Walk 30 min
Sun: Walk 30 min; Bike Ride 16 min/2.3 mi;
Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 12 min/1.0 mi

I hadn't been to that museum in years. I also tried out Korean food for the first time--it was absolutely wonderful. I asked if MSG was used in the food prep and the response was no--we don't like it! The dish I had included some steamed vegetables, bean sprouts and mushroom. Interesting in that each item was in its own little stack under some nicely seasoned beef. Lastly on top, an over easy fried egg with nearly micro strips of what I think was dried seaweed arranged on top.

I had iced green tea. The other cool thing was the many bowls of extras we got including eggplant--pickled, kim chee--had never tried it, but I like it. Then there was potato, some bean sprouts, and a couple other things. I enjoyed it all. This place was a real find--it was not expensive. If the place happened to be right around the corner, I'd be tempted to go at least once a day.

So Saturday I ate the entire (5 svgs) container of Braum's Cinnamon Rolls, a step up from Pillsbury in quality, but trans fat laden nevertheless. I'd say this is my final "gut" test--I didn't get full--I ate them over the course of the entire day. And I don't want any more anytime soon. I was going to give a couple away, but I scorched the tops. Funny how inferior food is okay for me but not my neighbor:-)

I abandoned the counting--writing my food down on paper only. I will try to pick up the cal, etc counting again starting Wednesday.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.25::7.28::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities
* RMR = 1277

Weekly Averages (7.27 - 8.2):
cal * Fat * Fiber * Water * Sleep
cal Deficit * Activities

Maria7 on 07/26/2010:
Sounds like you had a really nice meal! :-)


moogy on 07/26/2010:
I can't quite work out what is going on with you. A great healthy Korean meal (I have had Korean BBQ - very lean, lots of strange pots of vegies) and then cinnamon rolls. Are you testing your gut?? Can you catch me up? Well done with the exercise.


moogy on 07/26/2010:
Thanks for the info. What a funny tummy! That would be hard to figure out, no I was struggling to figure it out. You are so close to goal now. I am sure you will work out the best way to eat. Good luck.


selina on 07/27/2010:
I love Korean food, the spiciness, the taste - and it can be so healthy! Gladly, I'm not as fond of cinamon rolls ;) Glad you are over it - sometimes we just have to have the whole package and get over with it!

Have a great week!


just42day on 07/27/2010:
Nice quote. Thanks for sharing it. I hope all is well!


balloonlady on 07/27/2010:
sounds like fun.. looks like your doing well also... and sometimes you just need a good cinn roll... or 2 or 3... : ) and yes we will be doing the balloon/body paint thing on the cruises : )


Maria7 on 07/27/2010:
Thank you! Hope you've had a blessed day today! :-)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 22, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 33.5%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare. --Georgia O'Keeffe

For my activity:
Mon: Walk 45 min; Bike Ride 25 min/3.5 mi
Tues: Walk 25 min;
Half of Circ Aer Wkt moves using NordicTrack (14 min/1.1 mi)
Wed: Walk 40 min;
Other Half of CA Wkt moves using NordicTrack (16 min/1.3 mi)

For Tuesday's weigh-in I'm up a half-pound since Saturday. Abdomen is down 3/8ths inch--to 39--waist is 33.5 inches. BF is down 0.7%--last taken June 29th at 156.5#--34.2%. It's moving at the speed of a snail, but I feel good about it--probably because I feel (mostly) good right now. ***Numbers below not updated***

So I found this ancient pair of Levi's (early 80s) that I actually wore once upon a time--I'm setting my sights on getting them on farther than I can right now. I'm not going to white-knuckle it to get there, but it would be a hoot to button them all the way up. Until now I thought the smallest jeans I owned were some white ones from about 1987--I'm not too far from getting into these comfortably, though they're pretty worn out--useful as utility/mowing clothes only.

If nothing else, this find is evidence that I once was THAT SMALL--haha! To be honest they're probably between a 6 and 8--or more like a 5 or 7--I can hardly get the legs pulled up past my thighs, but they go over my hips and I could button one or two buttons if I had to.

At any rate, some people I know think that I look fine this way, which to put it bluntly is not a healthy weight for me. I'm interested in seeing just how I'll feel at a healthier weight. I feel like this is do or die. I could mess around 5 more years 'til I'm 56--that isn't a terrible lot of years, but why wait. Why? When I have the opportunity and attitude to do it now. I'm not trying to impress anyone at the moment--I'm selfishly focused on me. I'll probably continue to be overly focused on myself for as long as it takes. I'm all in!

A pair of pants is something to use to focus myself. Real people are useless as a support system as opposed to DDs. I feel less like hell than I have in a long time and I need to take advantage of the open window, go through it, leave some crap behind that no longer serves me and close that window.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::6.29::*****::7.17::7.20-21::7.24::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


Weekly Running Deficit:

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
-73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities * RMR = 1277

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
-73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
-73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

Umpqua on 07/22/2010:
Great job on the exercise! I agree that in real-life, people can often hinder our weight-loss efforts and not be at all helpful. Before pregnancies, when I was on the DD and at a healthy weight that made ME happy (and was nicely in the middle of the healthy BMI range, not even straddling the low end), I'd get comments that I was too thin or had lost too much weight. You really can't win and you certainly can't please others so let's not bother. Pleasing ourselves is what matters!


geevee on 07/22/2010:
Following up on Umpqua's comment, my favorite quote by a well-known socialite whose name I can never recall is, "You can never be too thin." She was a good 5'7" and only weighed about 110 lbs.

One of my all time favorite experiences is not only being able to fit back into a favorite pair of jeans, butl having them end up being too big!

The pair my daughter had sent me for a Christmas spent a year out on a chair in my bedroom, reminding me to watch what I was eating. I've talked about this before. Finally a few months ago I got into them and lived in them until they were TOO BIG! That gives me so much pleasure!


liza36 on 07/22/2010:
I agree that sometimes real people are a real disappointment when it comes to support. I'm so glad that you feel great and are taking advantage of the momentum you've created. I'm a little envious because I can't seem to get my act together long enough to make any headway. But I realize you've worked hard, and I haven't, and there's the difference! Have a great day feeling "less like hell" (I loved that)!


moogy on 07/22/2010:
Jeans, it is always jeans, isn't it - like they are the social measure of how slim we are. What size jeans do your wear? If I fit into those jeans I will have succeeded. I look good in a pair of jeans. I wonder what we used before jeans - was there a time before jeans? (I know there was) Thinking about it I have a great pair of jeans in the wardrobe, I wonder if they fit me ............wanders off to try them on!!!


V on 07/22/2010:
Girl you can do this!


Moody3 on 07/22/2010:
Ride that momentum train for as long as you can!!!!


Maria7 on 07/22/2010:
I'm glad you're feeling better. Levis....Yayyyy...my 'skinny jean size 8 Levis' were surely a motivator (sp?) for me. I kept trying them on and putting little dated notes in the pockets of them as to how close I was to fastening them 'comfortably', til it finally because a reality! You're doing REAL GOOD! BIG SMILE TO YOU! :-D


nita51 on 07/24/2010:
So nice to hear from you again. I experienced fitting into my skinny jeans in 1978, now they seem like Barbie Doll cloths. Just to imagine, I was once that thin! Wow, the things we take for granted. Keep doing a great job, you'll be sporting those jeans in no time at all. Hugs!


selina on 07/24/2010:
hey biscotti! I'm far from "mother of the year" haha! Thank you, though, I shall *blush* take the compliment and try my best :D! My daughter's friends do think I'm a pretty cool mom :D and seem to be at ease around me, so that's cool... But seriously, having a 13 year old is not always easy!

I enjoyed reading your entry and I'm excited to read about your old Levi's - it gives me hope that I, too, will get there sometime, sooner than later.


Maria7 on 07/24/2010:
:-)


nita51 on 07/25/2010:
:) :) :) Happy Sunday to you. Take Care!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 19, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 153.5

Body Fat: 34.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.2 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


What's on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement? --Fred Allen

For my activity: Walk 30 min; Bike Ride 38 min/5.8 mi

Well, how appropriate that I ate ice cream, yesterday it was National Ice Cream Day or something like that (declared by Ronald Reagan when he was pres) and I saw some statistic that the ice cream consumed in a year in the US is equal to 43 pints/person. Saturday's ice cream was the first ice cream I've had in months. It's insane for me to keep certain flavors of ice cream in my freezer, so I normally don't buy it--just get a scoop or a sundae here and there.

Looks like my gut issues (whatever they were caused by) are sufficiently "cured"--whatever that means--that I have to start watching it closely now or serve the consequences--backsliding toward 169ish and beyond. I refrained from having one more 2 oz serving last night--I had a couple of servings earlier in the day.

Honestly I feel too good lately (and remember how crappy I felt just a few weeks ago) to throw a monkey wrench into my progress this time. I want to stay on this ride and see where it takes me. Cheers to me!

Again the deficit below SHOULDN'T BE in red.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::6.29::*****::7.17::7.20::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2089 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
-73 cal Deficit * 11% Activities * RMR = 1277

getmebackto150 on 07/19/2010:
glad to hear you are feeling better!!! Also glad to hear you enjoyed your ice cream!


hollybelle on 07/19/2010:
WOW, you are doing GREAT! Love the quote above - Boy there are few people I wish I could say that to!

So happy to see you so close to goal, Biscuit Girl!


panda22 on 07/19/2010:
Haven't been here in awhile...glad to see you are doing so well! Congratulations on your loss! Fantastic =)


Maria7 on 07/19/2010:
Glad to see you doing so well! Like you, I have to be careful about 'how much' I allow of my favs into the house...even though it costs more, I try to get single serve sizes most of the time, too! :-)


selina on 07/19/2010:
Cheers to you!


Maria7 on 07/20/2010:
Thank you SO MUCH for your words to me. I tried out the relaxation technique and it worked! (I feel better. :-)) Thanks. Thanks for your encouragement. Some of it IS family and does involve their drug/alcohol problems. Like you say, prayer goes a long way. I just have to trust the Lord and NOT let myself continually worry about them. Hope you're having a blessed day, Biscottibody. :-)


Maria7 on 07/21/2010:
Good morning! Thanks for your comment. I hope you are having a blessed day! :-)


selina on 07/21/2010:
pretty cool indeed the info you got of iggy for me ;) thanks! i 'm getting to 'like' him a little better :D


thinnside40 on 07/21/2010:
Cheers to you and I wish I would stay away from the drive-thru of the 50 cent ice cream cones on a way too often basis of being away from home... It is LF, but the accumulation has probably out-weighed that factor by now I'm sure :o)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 18, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 153.5

Body Fat: 34.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.2 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Habit is stronger than nature. --Quintus Curtius Rufus

For my activity:
Walk 30 min; Bike Ride 21 min/3.1 mi;
Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.2 mi)

So yesterday evening, not too much time before bed I had some butter brickle ice cream--and it didn't have enough "brickle," so I went back for another serving, a total of about 6 oz (abt 400 cal). The only really good thing about the experience was that I didn't get the "fullness/pressure" thing. Well, not until I woke up (no discomfort during the night--whew!) and not to mention I didn't get a helluva lot of sleep--but it still wasn't the pressure thing that was giving me such a fit just a few weeks ago. This store (Braum's) used to have really good butter brickle ice cream. I'm probably going to keep it, but they were extremely stingy with the main point ingredient of the stuff!

So I finally did a wt trng session. Very satisfying--I even tested out the exercises that were aggravating my elbow--I just used 3#ers instead of the 13# dumbbells I'm at for everything else. We'll see how it goes--so far so good--no pain. And best of all, I can pick my foot up, bend my knee, and pull my foot to touch my butt (all while on the other leg, not holding myself up by a wall or anything else), which stretches the quadriceps. Just a little while ago (a few pounds ago for some reason) I was having to bend over and pick my foot up from a few inches off the floor as opposed to standing straight to grab my foot.

Newsflash, losing weight CAN make one more limber--haha! And "limber" has never been my strong suit--I used to be able to do hand stands--not walking, but I could manage to balance myself--of course I was in about 3rd grade at the time:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::6.29::*****::7.17::7.20::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


2089 cal * 77g Fat * 46g Fiber * 140 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
123 cal Deficit * 17% Activities * RMR = 1277

moogy on 07/18/2010:
Obviously a woman of great standards in the ice cream department. I say that if you are going to eat ice cream it needs to be exactly as your mouth/mind expects it to be and how dare they short change you on the reason you wanted that particular ice cream in the first place!!!! Some People Just Don't Understand!!!!LOL


Maria7 on 07/18/2010:
When we kids were growing up, our Mom used to stand on her head. I NEVER could do it, but she sure did! She'd balance herself with her hands on the floor. She was SO LIMBER!!!


selina on 07/19/2010:
butter brickle sounds yummy! Good job on your weight training and being more limber!


just42day on 07/19/2010:
Thanks for your supportive comments today. I do appreciate them!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 17, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 153.5

Body Fat: 34.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.2 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance. --Phyllis Diller

For my activity: Walk 30 min; Bike Ride 33 min/4.6 mi

So Phyllis Diller is 93 today. I saw her in concert many years ago--I had the best time. She was nonstop hilarious!

Oh, I'm down a pound on my curiosity weigh-in!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::6.2::********::6.29::*****::7.17::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1731 cal * 56g Fat * 39g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
437 cal Deficit * 10% Activities * RMR = 1277

selina on 07/17/2010:
yay! for the lost pound!


Umpqua on 07/17/2010:
Congrats on a pound lost!!


Maria7 on 07/17/2010:
WooooHoooo! You go, Girl! Congratulations!

I remember Phillis Diller when she was on tv...she was soooo funny! Do you remember Minnie Pearl with the price tag hanging down from her hat? I thought she was hilarious, too! :-)



biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 16, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 154.5

Body Fat: 34.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


There's nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway. -- Mark Burnett

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 45 min; Mowing 40 min; Cleanup 30 min
Wed: Walk 30 min; Bike Ride 36 min/5.5 mi
Thur: Walk 25 min

Apparently I'm highly uninterested in counting calories, though I'm trying again today starting with Wednesday's stuff.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::6.2::********::6.29::*****::7.17::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


Wed:
1737 cal * 55g Fat * 33g Fiber * 112 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

395 cal Deficit * 11% Activities * RMR = 1282

Thur:
2233 cal * 85g Fat * 31g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

-254 cal Deficit * 4% Activities

Maria7 on 07/16/2010:
Counting calories is not fun... Though I think it is necessary that it be done...(a ryhme...???)

Congrats on your 154.5. :-)


KathyBlue on 07/16/2010:
i understand that, too.. counting calories is boring... that's why I invent calories most of the time, lol... I went to check the net a few times, like "banana -80 kcal, apple - 50 kcal, peach- 40 kcal" etc.etc. but I always put 100 at that's OK. Today I can have a banana and tomorrow an apple and I have the equilibrium over the days...


Maria7 on 07/16/2010:
Thank you for your comment to my entry (I just now read it). :-)


Moody3 on 07/16/2010:
I was never a big calorie counter either, but I'm finding it makes a big difference in how much I eat.

LOVE the quote!!!!!!

Wishing you a great night!


V on 07/16/2010:
I am sure we all take a little longer at the store reading labels as well Have a good evening :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 13, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 154.5

Body Fat: 34.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sun: Walk 30 min; 1 hr hedge trimming/cleanup
Mon: Walk 35 min; Mowing/Weedeating 2hr30min; Cleanup 10 min

Happy Tuesday! I was the same upon weighing in today. I felt a little swollen, so I could be down a bit. I'll check it again on Saturday. I was curious when I was 10# more than I am today--it was April 27th--I was curious because it's quite a lot, but I just don't feel that different. Clothes do, but I don't. Guess I just have to keep on keepin' on!

The weather was way too hot/humid to be doing yard work and it just about did me in--I find it hard to pace myself with mowing--I always want it done at once. And because of all the rain we had recently, the grass was 6 inches high in spots. It's done, which feels just great. I love rain, but if it doesn't turn into a usual hot and dry summer for a sustained period, my goose is cooked:-) My mower smokes like a freakin' chimney, so I guess I'll be springing for a new one--I'm probably poisoned by fumes--among other things.

Inspired by GeeVee, I made some okra gumbo a couple days ago, though I guess it's not technically gumbo without a meat. Mine is just onions, garlic, celery, okra and tomatoes. Also dug up a recipe for Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette originally from www.Recipezaar.com.

The site has been taken over, but it's still free. The recipe number on there is 96361 in case you're interested. I put it on some ww pasta (it's that brand that also has flaxseed and takes longer to cook than usual whole wheat pasta). It really hit the spot! Also got lucky with some white peaches--scrumptious!

***I hope to get a week's average--below--by tomorrow.***

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::6.2::********::6.29::**::7.13::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout, Yard Work

Be Good To Yourself--First!


Mon:
1970 cal * 69g Fat * 32g Fiber * 140 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

1 cal Deficit * 5% Activities
* RMR = 1282

V on 07/13/2010:
You are almost there!!!!


Moody3 on 07/13/2010:
Wow~down 10lbs since April??? That's fantastic!! Very inspiring!!


just42day on 07/14/2010:
You're doing so well ! Good for you.


just42day on 07/14/2010:
Interesting info from Overcoming Overeating. Thanks for sharing it.


Umpqua on 07/14/2010:
The gumbo sounds great! The cheese is from Cabot, I like all their cheddar, especially the Seriously Sharp variety. I hope you have a great day.


selina on 07/14/2010:
Good job on the mowing the lawn, it must feel good when you are done, besides it's great exercise! I have never done it but I think I'd like it!

You gave me the idea of making gumbo, yum!


selina on 07/14/2010:
If ironing = mowing, then I wouldn't like it so much, ha! I just don't want to spend $7/shirt to send them out for laundering...that's the absurd prices they charge around here. It's satisfying to see the handiwork on the ironing when one is done, as well.

Great tips on taking care of one's ears while mowing, Biscotti, I shall remember that and the mulching mower when necessary. Luckily, for now, we've settled for a town home with a tiny landscaped backyard which only requires yearly topiary prunning and maintainance of annual flowers... I deliberately chose the place (17 years ago) because I knew my husband would not want to mow, ha! Going up and down the stairs at the townhouse will be good exercise, though...


loveray on 07/14/2010:
hey lady!! nice progress- you are almost at your all-time low. could you explain to me a little bit more about what you meant by " i didnt know how someone could eat like that"? im assuming you mean that my menu is pretty healthy and restrictive usually- and if thats the case, i guess i got really interested in using food as medicine, especially since i am prone to depression and thyroid disorders. i try to do everything in my power to combat that. my parents are fairly supportive, but i think i am scared that in my pain, i will lose sight of my goal and my power and just give in to temptation and being lazy. i think a small amount of that is okay, especially during a crisis, but i am scared of the long term effects. thanks so much for your support and i look forward to hearing more!! xo


geevee on 07/14/2010:
It's impossible to tell nowadays what one's real size is because of these games the manufacturers play in delibrately mislabeling. I have two pairs of Bermudas that are the same size: one is a size 8 Cherokee and the other, a size 6 St. John's Bay.

Here I am wearing mostly size 6's yet I clearly remember at 22 when I weighed about 123 how a size 10 was much too tight!

Anyway, thanks for the recipe site. I'll check into it.


selina on 07/16/2010:
hehe! my daughter and I watched The Sound of Music at least 20 times together, when she was little...



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