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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!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jun 12, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Wed: Nothing
Thur: Walk 30 min
Fri: Walk 15 min

I'm really having to change the way I eat if I don't want to be miserable. And I don't think it's the wheat. I seem to be much better off cutting the complex carbs a bit and limiting fats. Especially at night--just in case I want to sleep--haha!

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!


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

Umpqua on 06/13/2010:
One thing I've learned from doing Atkins is that carbs are a funny thing. Our body processes them differently and they really have an impact on everything. I've felt a lot more energetic and positive since cutting out all the sugar and flour I was eating. It certainly can't hurt to cut back - sleep wins out in this situation!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 09, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 40 min; Bike Ride 12 min/1.5 mi

Didn't get in the wt trng. Will try again today. I'm writing/counting again starting today.

I seem to be having some problem with wheat products--the best I can tell. I get an odd reaction. No stomachache, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding, gas, fever or pain, but a full feeling that eventually goes away. I'm absolutely baffled. I'm trying to tie it to other things, but it really seems to be involved with bread and cereal. God forbid I eat even a small bowl of cereal (with soymilk) even an hour before bed--it throws me into a tailspin.

I can't believe this is me writing this--I just have never had issues with food like this. I must either have a stomach tumor or it's all psychosomatic stemming from I don't know what. It sort of seems to be a little better, but that may just be because I'm paying attention to not getting too full to begin with. I don't want to go through a bunch of GI tests just to be told there's nothing conclusive--I mean if I'm not having pain, etc what is there to go on?

Feel free to leave your comments about this--if you've experienced it or not or just have a theory. Thanks!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::**::5.13::******::6.1:::*::6.9::

Plan for today: Walk; Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 100 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1309
 

legcramps on 06/09/2010:
I've experienced this before and at the time believed it to be a gall bladder issue. It led up to an emergency hospital visit, but in the beginning I simply felt full after eating even a bit of those same products. Eventually, it felt like the food was stuck in my esophagus, and went to the hospital soon after that with chest pain. Heads up!


just42day on 06/09/2010:
Sorry you're having problems w/wheat. I don't have any answers for you (sorry again). You're doing so well with all your physical activity. Great!


geevee on 06/09/2010:
TWO pounds! That's great! Don't you wish that happened every week? You're a momentum believer too?

I can't comment on your new problem because I don't know what a full feeling is like! LOL


liza36 on 06/09/2010:
Is it just a bloated feeling, since you don't have any of the other symptoms? Sorry it's happening and hope it resolves itself soon.


just42day on 06/10/2010:
Thanks for your thoughts today. :0)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 08, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Little things console us because little things afflict us. --Blaise Pascal

For my activity:
Sun: Walk 25 min
Mon: Short Walk

I'm down 2 pounds on my weigh-in today--woo-hoo! I don't quite feel the momentum in my favor yet, but I'm getting there!

I'm going to try to do a wt trng session today. Sunday night I had an essentially sleepless night--the worst one since starting CPAP therapy--the only thing that I can tie it to other than anxiety is chocolate--I had a few pieces of Dove Dark--with almonds (possibly 6), which I thought nothing of. Nevertheless it was way more  chocolate than I normally eat late in the day--it's usually 1-3 if at all. The lack of sleep didn't crimp my day too much, but I slept well last night--I'm grateful for that!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::**::5.13::******::6.1:::*::6.8::

Plan for today: Walk; Bike Ride, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 68 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1309
 

Umpqua on 06/08/2010:
Congrats on the loss! And having solid chocolate before bed will keep me awake too. I try to avoid it for the few hours before bed, not always easy!


legcramps on 06/08/2010:
Wow, good job! Have a great day today!


panda22 on 06/08/2010:
Thanks for the advice =) Great job on your loss, keep it up!


liza36 on 06/09/2010:
Great job on the loss! And thank you for your encouraging words - it means a lot.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 06, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Body Fat: 35.2%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Wed: Walk 80 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi
Thur: Nothing
Fri: Walk 25 min
Sat: Jog 6 min/Walk 1 min X 3; Walk 30 min

I took my BF measurement (above) and it's down 0.1%. Measly, but it's going the right direction:-) Also weighed in and I'm the same there.

I don't navel-gaze often here on DDs, but I really am going to try to put this past week behind me--the week just plain sucked in many ways. I haven't been journaling (hand-written) lately--I'd really like to get a few things out and down on paper. For me, writing it down is like throwing out the trash--it's a good way for me to let things go. I've mentioned anxiety, which I never had a problem with (or so I thought). I've got to get out of the mindset of denying it or thinking, "I'm different and this or that isn't affecting me."

(Move on, there's nothing to see--yeah, it's a trainwreck, but if you've seen one, you've seen them all.) Well, I guess this is my trainwreck and I haven't been willing to look at it, much less do something about it. Trying to see it for what it is would be a good start.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::**::5.13::******::6.1::6.6::

Plan for today: Walk; Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 112 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1318

Umpqua on 06/06/2010:
I agree that writing things down is a great way to purge them from your mind. It usually works for me. Wishing you lots of positive energy!


WI3 on 06/06/2010:
Congratulations on seeing a downward trend. Keep on keeping on!


just42day on 06/06/2010:
Glad some #s are going down for you. Every little bits helps and as you noted, it's going in the right direction. I'm sure you'll see more of the same soon!


geevee on 06/07/2010:
I find that by writing things down I have control over the situation. When I stop is when the situation gets out of control.

No sooner did I stop calorie counting than the weight started to pack on. I was giving myself free rein to indulge in whatever I wanted. Because it wasn't written down, it didn't exist.


legcramps on 06/07/2010:
Hope you have a great week BB!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 02, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Jog 6 min/Walk 1 min X 3; Walk 55 min

One step forward, two steps back. I'm trying to keep my fitness at a certain level. It's a daily struggle, but worth every bit of the struggle. It's elusive. Not to mention that my mid-section is pathetic, it's as if a shift occurred overnight--I know that's not possible, but it feels that way.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::5.4::***::5.13::*******::6.2::

Plan for today: Walk; NTrack, Circuit Workout

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 84 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1318
 

geevee on 06/02/2010:
Hey! You were 164 on Sun. You're down 1.5 lb. and it DOES count!

I thought of you being in dreamland at 4:30 this morning when I gave up and tuned on a movie which eventually worked so at least I had 2.5 hrs. of sleep!


liza36 on 06/02/2010:
I read your entry from yesterday - family dynamics can be tough sometimes, or all the time. Hard to navigate through them, but sounds like you have a good handle on it.

Glad to see the scale moving for you. Exercise is ALWAYS a daily struggle. I just don't get those people who love it. Exercise endorphins - never felt it, doubt I ever will. Cheers to you who keeps plugging along at it!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 01, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 20 min

I'm down 1.5# on my weigh-in today. Good, but until I'm firmly back in the 150s with no wavering, I'll not be jumping for joy. When I'm at the weights 162-167 I tend to get stuck. Generally if I make it past about 159, I can progress. It's been a long time since I've been in the 150s--I was 157.5 back in Dec '09. Optimism costs me nothing--I'm cautiously optimistic:-)

So I did the food sensitivity monitoring thing. The one thing that got to me was a quesadilla from a local Mexican place that makes its own flour tortillas. I only had a quarter, but it's either the cheese or they put MSG in the tortillas. These tortillas are to die for, so I'm sure they're made with lard at least. Anyway, other than that, I had a primal scream meltdown re: one family member calling me to implore me to deal with another.

So, a nonproductive cap-off to May, but I'm looking forward to a good and productive month of June. I'm going to be jogging a full 20 min by the end of the month, barring some health calamity. I'm going to untangle myself from these family members as much as I can and try to mind my own business.

I don't write much about it all, but I've bungled--to my standards--the settling of my mother's estate. These two--a brother and niece were firmly underground (non-existent) where I was concerned--their choice until a year ago. Generally I feel that I waste an excessive number of brain cells on things I can't change--it's become an easy and wholly unproductive bad habit. On the other hand, I don't mildly obsess over the wish that I were an only child anymore like I once did:-)

So once again, I can change myself. I sort of know how to change myself. I can at least give this wt loss thing a little more effort than I have lately. Unfortunately I feel somewhat tainted by the exposure to people I'm supposed to love unconditionally, but who are (to me) unloveable. Throw in sibling rivalry and general frustration and dread it's just a toxic soup.

At this time I think it's impossible for me to influence my niece to live a decent, happy or rewarding life. (It's hard enough for me to live decently, happily and rewardingly--haha!) That train is well down the road and when you're 20something you're bulletproof. I think if you're female and don't have another female that you trust (and more importantly, one who is worthy of your trust) at that age, you're at risk, in my opinion. I didn't think it at the time, but I had my mother--we just started having an adult-adult (as opposed to a mother-child) relationship at that time. I'm grateful now that I made it through.

The 20s are dangerous. You can only see two feet in front of you, if that. Then if you surround yourself with people who use you (and that's pretty much what you have known for many years and are comfortable with) as far as I'm concerned, you're doomed. You don't know your own worth and the tendency is to go along to get along, so essentially you don't have any worth to yourself. You don't have a sense of self-preservation. Tragic.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::4.27::**::5.4::***::5.13::*****::6.2::

Plan for today: Jog/Walk; NTrack, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 84 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1318

just42day on 06/01/2010:
Thanks for the good wishes. I really appreciate them! I hope all is well by you!


nita51 on 06/02/2010:
Thanks for the encouragement. Hey, it's a brand new Month. Wishing you a fantastic June. Take Care & keep loving yourself. xoxo



biscottibody59 - Monday May 31, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.0 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Mon: Walk 30 min
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Jog 6 min/Walk 1 min X 3; Walk 40 min
Thurs: Walk 15 min
Fri: Walk 25 min
Sat: Walk 40 min
Sun: Walk 20 min

Weight is the same for last Tuesday's weigh-in.

Ignore unless you're a CPAP user--haha: I'm back to the chinstrap--not because I perceive any air swallowing, but because I began to have a drastic decrease in sleep time (everything else is the same) and guess what--I'm back at a consistent 7 hrs sleep with only one or no awakenings during the 7 hrs--at least for the last 4 or 5 nights.

To those who are not CPAP users and observe that I may be obsessed with it and my sleep--well you're damn right! This is my attempt to take control of my health. I took my health for granted, and this past week I had some flashbacks of episodes from several months ago. I'm at about 3.5 months of CPAP use--a novice to be sure--I wouldn't trade it for anything any time soon! It's my little patch of guaranteed peace of mind in a sea of occasional chaos.

This may help others: I was reading one of my Natural Healing/Home Remedies type books and there's an entire section on food allergy/sensitivity. It suggest writing down your food, which I do anyway, and remarking how it made you feel. Even if you feel something adverse that you may think is food related later on in the day. Do it in a detailed way. There were a couple of examples of fabric softener exposure and asthma in children. Also an example of sugar consumption and symptoms--not diabetes or hypoglycemia related--just adverse symptoms that may make one feel bad. Also the food may have a delayed reaction hours later.

This is something I'm going to try for a few days. Other than MSG and aspartame, I really don't have any food sensitivities that I know of.

Obviously there isn't anything scientific about this other than you're observing your own intake and linking it to your personal feelings/symptoms. It could be personally reassuring, if not earth-shattering:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::4.27::**::5.4::***::5.13::*****::6.1::

Plan for today: Jog/Walk; NTrack, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 84 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1322

WI3 on 05/31/2010:
Sleep is so important! And so is breathing lol. I am happy for you that you have your CPAP machine! Food allergies, of course I am gluten intolerant and I have also found that I cannot eat things with Soy Lethichin because that also produces a bad reaction in my gut. So, next to no candy bars or chocolate LOL. I am so glad you are getting good sleep!


KathyBlue on 05/31/2010:
The aspartame-sweetened yogurts caused me headaches. I stopped eating them and guess what, I haven't been experiencing any headaches since then. Now I opt for soy desserts - 100% vegetal, and even with the sugar it has, it's OK. I try to watch the %s.


KathyBlue on 06/01/2010:
hmm I like the suggestion you make here. Remarking how a food makes me feel... Good idea! For example, I had lots of headache issues before that I don't have now.


geevee on 06/01/2010:
Recently I've been able to get a fair amount of sleep every other night. I'm grateful for crumbs.



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