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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!



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!



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