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biscottibody59 - Thursday May 28, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.5

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


For my activity:
May 13-27
Wed-Wed: Nothing

My first mistake was thinking the family issues would die down or that I would be less affected (able to move on). Hasn't happened! At least I'm not up as much as I thought I would be on my Tuesday weigh-in this week--only 2 pounds--thought I'd be hitting 170 this week for sure. So. I'm going to ease back into jogging first of all. For now it'll be the "skip two days between" schedule.

I can't let the world around me make me backslide. What I mean is that I'm not blaming the world, but I can do so much better than I have been--which is essentially lazy and self-pitying. The routines, weak and eroded as they may have become, must be rebuilt and strengthened and MUST become an integral part of my days!

I am starting with this one thing today: Jogging

It will be back to square one--a total of maybe 5 min broken up, but it's something.

Plan for today: Jog, Walk, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1348

Progress as of today: 21.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!


biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 13, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.5

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


For my activity:
Wed-Thur: Nothing
Fri: Walk 66 min
Sat-Sun: Nothing
Mon: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.1 mi)
Tues: Driving 4 hrs

My simple goal for this week has been to stop the figurative bleeding! I've been so very off base with food and Sunday capped it with the sheer amount  I ate. I was actually miserably full for the first time in a very very long time. Unusual, but I could see myself getting and staying off track. On the other hand, I've been sleeping quite well.

There are some family dynamics issues that have been hitting my psyche and affecting my stress levels. Repeatedly. I'm simply allowing irrational thoughts to keep me in turmoil. And eating isn't the way to deal with it. My plan is to write in a journal every day (at least once/day) and to at least eat a good breakfast and lunch.

The Fitday logging fell by the wayside again. I will try again to get back on track with it. When my eating is excessive and complex it's really easy to throw in the towel there. For the next few days I want to keep an eye on it!

And I'd like to add: to anyone reading this who struggles and gets tired of starting over (sometimes every day) that there's no reason to feel defeated. I remind myself of Rader's (a long-gone diarist here) quotation: "A year from now you'll wish you had started your diet today."

So whether you call what you're doing a diet, lifestyle change, getting fitter, whatever--the point is you know you need to do something differently. You can START TODAY. (In my case that's sometimes every day--and it may seem like drudgery.) We all know that there's nothing like getting on the scale and seeing a loss or putting on clothes we couldn't fit into last week.

I skipped my weigh-in this week. As far as exercise, getting in the circ/wt trng is always a jolt to put me in a better place fitness-wise!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


To *Maria: I wish you all the best. Unfortunately I already have enough blogs, other readings, books, email, etc to read, so I probably won't keep up with you on your blog. Thanks for all your support and your perspective. I hope you'll find what you're looking for with it all!

Take good care of yourself too, my friend!


RMR = 1348

thinnside40 on 05/13/2009:
Ah..... This last few how many every long days it has been such a struggle to see the detourance I have allowed to take place.... I know I'm better off each day that I succeed & to get back into a LONG stretch so to speak is coing one day for us all......Just keep trying is something that has been done and successful within the last 16 months.... Just as long as I make it someday is goal...And I will...You too!!!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/14/2009:
i hope that your journaling helps!


nimony on 05/14/2009:
Rather than starting over, here's a different approach to ponder. Consider your diet and exercise plan to get in shape a 3-year or 5-year plan. Then pick a behavior you want to work on/change and focus on that for several months or longer. Keep tabs on the rest, but concentrate on making changes a little at a time. Otherwise, it's too overwhelming to do everything and it's easy to get frustrated, go off track, and feel like you need to start over. Giving yourself more time, being patient with yourself, and making changes one area at a time gives the changes a chance to take effect, to stick, to last. Then at some point down the road when you feel ready, choose another area to work on, and do the same thing. I would LOVE to have lost 90 pounds by now, 1-1/2 years after I started, but I haven't. I HAVE lost 30 pounds and kept them off. Now I'm working on my next 30. Mine started as a 3-year plan (though may become a 5-year plan). In year 1, I focused on being active, getting exercise, trying new activities to keep me moving, then settling into exercises I enjoyed the most. This year, year 2, I am focusing on food and diet. I hadn't intended on doing less exercise, but something had to give, so I do as much exercise as I can. My life will be back to "normal" in year 3, when I plan on marrying both diet and exercise. I broke down weight loss into 3 years, 30 pounds per year, 90 pounds overall. That may have to change because it's taking a long time to lose the weight, but that's okay, I'm still losing. Having a healthy, patient, positive attitude about your plan helps too, a lot. And cutting yourself some slack once in awhile is also helpful. It's hard to undo the bad habits we've been practicing for so long, so it's going to take time to turn those bad habits into good ones. I offer you think about a mind/attitude/approach change first. If it's in your head, you will have a better chance of sticking to it. We know there are no quick fixes, at least not any healthy ones, as much as we'd like to think otherwise. So accept what you can and are willing to change, one small change at a time, and let the rest go. My best to you, biscottibody59!


nenak on 05/19/2009:
Im with you ! if at first you dont succeed try, try again! but never give up


thinnside40 on 05/19/2009:
Suntea Info ~ Thanks!...We do have well water & it has been tested 4-5 times in the last 14 years..... It's always fine...I usually take the bags right out when I bring it in the house and put it in the fridge...

Good Tuesday Evening!


Soon2BThin on 05/24/2009:
You are one of the ones I always check up on when I'm here. And I usually get great incentive from you. Love that Rader, wish he was still here. And his saying is so very true. I must remember that one. Nice to see you haven't gained a lot of weight like I have. So I'm working to catch up with you, haha. Have a great week!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/25/2009:
YUP! I have tried the "real" roasted ham. and it is FAR better than any deli meat! :) in general, i find ham to be one of my least faves. thanks for stopping by my journal!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 13, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.5

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


This is a placeholder for my weekly weigh-in.


biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 06, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.5

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


For my activity:
Sat: Mowing 3 hrs; Gutter cleaning 30 min; Walk 60 min
Sun-Tues: Nothing

I'm down 1.5 pounds for my weigh-in today! Writing food down and Fitday counting starts today. Also want to incorporate the 1hr/day (at least) exercise--would like for it to be pre-brkfst, but beggars can't be choosers:-)

I want to take advantage of the little (teeny-tiny) bit of momentum of yesterday's recorded LOSS--seems like it's been forever!

Plan for today: NTrack, Circuit Workout, Walk

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1348

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

nenak on 05/06/2009:
I like to exercise first thing in the morning but I rarely do what with kids and work so along as I do something, sometime im happy with that! have a good day


liza36 on 05/06/2009:
That's a great loss! Keep up the momentum.


Maria7 on 05/06/2009:
Good plan on the exercise and congratulations on your new lower number!


MoodyMe on 05/06/2009:
Congrats on the loss!! Looks like you've been getting alot of activity in lately! WTG!


CritterMom on 05/07/2009:
Woohoo on the loss! Gutter cleaning?! Now THAT's a workout.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/07/2009:
lots of nice goals...


thinnside40 on 05/07/2009:
Great Going!!!!!! Keep 'er up!!!!!!!!!!!!!


nimony on 05/07/2009:
Most excellent on your weight loss! Kudos! It feels soooooooo good to be done 1.5 more pounds, doesn't it! :) You're doing a great job with the exercise too. Keep on keepin' on!


Maria7 on 05/09/2009:
Hope you are doing well, Biscottibody.

I just want to thank you for advising and inspiring me to buy a bicycle helmet, which I finally did today. Had you not said anything, I probably wouldn't have thought of it.

Take good care of yourself. Love, Maria


mcwoo40 on 05/10/2009:
Hello,I'm back again for another go,with some nasty tablets in tow.Take care Jules


Maria7 on 05/11/2009:
Hope you're having a good day!

My new blog address is at:

http://nativeamericanwoman.blogspot.com/



biscottibody59 - Saturday May 02, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.0

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


Vigorous exercise will often fortify a feeble constitution. --Lydia Huntley Sigourney

For my activity:
Sun: Nothing
Mon: NordicTrack (pre-bkfst) 62 min/6.1 mi
Tues: NordicTrack (pre-bkfst) 23 min/2.1 mi; Walk 10 min
Wed: NordicTrack 61 min/6.1 mi; Walk 10 min
Thur: Driving 3 hrs
Fri: Nothing

I'm down a pound on my weekly Tuesday weigh-in! Meanwhile today I have to mow and since all my soreness is gone from the push early in the week, I will do something else (other than mowing) for an hour. However, it won't be pre-breakfast.

Plan for today this week:
Ex: 1 hr of something pre-brkfst--NTrack, Bike, Airdyne, Walk
Food: Write down in notebook, possibly use fitday--we'll see . . .

Mon:
Plan going well so far.

Tues:
Plan going okay for today. Only got about 30 min activity in--NTrack was pre-bkfst, walk was later on.

Wed:
NTrack was after eating something. Was quite sore from the other day. My endurance sucks, but is getting noticeably better--can't complain about that!

Thur:
No organized activity geared toward furthering my fitness--haha! Plan totally pooped out starting today. Acknowledging this fact and will try again starting Sunday.

Fri:
Not much to further myself food- or fitness-wise.
 

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1361

WI_HashiHypo on 05/02/2009:
CONGRATULATIONS!!! WOOO HOOO!!!!


nenak on 05/02/2009:
good for you! keep up the good work


Maria7 on 05/03/2009:
Congratulations on your progress! You are on your way!!!


thinnside40 on 05/04/2009:
Have a tremendously successful week biscotti!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/05/2009:
congrats on your recent efforts. i was making strides...perhaps i made too many strides...and i didn't exercise at all the past couple days. my body totally quit on me! and today, i've sat home all day...but i think i NEED to do some movement. who knows!

keep it up!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 26, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Arrow-swift the present sweepeth, and motionless forever stands the past. --Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

For my activity:
Thurs-Sat: Nothing

I'm going to commit to a weekly entry for now. Biting off more than I can chew has become a way of life--both foodwise and trying to do more than I'm capable of within a 24-hour period. I'm committing to changing that. As I may have written previously, I can see where this behavior will get me. It's not a good scenario.

Taking things minute-by-minute is vital to my not losing any more ground at this point! I must try while I can still see the forest for the trees!

Plan for today this week:
Ex: 1 hr of something pre-brkfst--NTrack, Bike, Airdyne, Walk
Food: Write down in notebook, possibly use fitday--we'll see . . .

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1361

nimony on 04/26/2009:
I hear you Biscotti. Glad to hear you're taking things minute by minute to stay on track. We need to do that sometimes. I also understand committing to a weekly entry for now. It takes time to write updates and offer encouragement to others, esp. now that it's nice outside. Same here on all accounts! Good luck to you this week. I'll be cheering you on! Looking forward to your entry next week.


WI_HashiHypo on 04/27/2009:
Sometimes it is easier to just recap the week and not dwell every day on every missed step. I think doing it weekly helps us focus more on the hilights..after all, who wants to report sucky day after sucky day..it gives us motivation sometimes to do more with the week!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 23, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Self-pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world. --Helen Keller

For my activity:
Tues: Yardwork
Wed: Walk 40 min; 30 min Trimming Tree Limbs

I was more than sore enough yesterday--probably more from Tuesday's yardwork--I spent about 2 hours trimming hedges and about 1 hour sucking up/grinding leaves, which involved lots of bending and squatting. Since I haven't been doing this stuff the last couple months I'm kinda out of shape for it. So rather than risk injuring myself by pushing another circuit workout yesterday, I'll plan on it for today!

It was 95degF here yesterday--takes a few days of 90s to get used to, but I love it!

I'm counting calories again as of yesterday--will include an average next Tuesday. The goal wt below is about the halfway point between the weights for obese and overweight (BMI scale).

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


RMR = 1361

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/23/2009:
That's a lot of yard work...a lot of calories expended!!!


CritterMom on 04/24/2009:
Only 8 pounds to your goal weight! Good for you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/24/2009:
sore is a good thing...but more than sore,sorry! that must be painful! however, you must be pleased with yourself and everything you're accomplishing!


Maria7 on 04/24/2009:
Hope you're had a good day!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 21, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 168.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Nothing

On my weigh-in I'm up 3 lbs--no measurements--will do them next Tuesday. A moderate amount of soreness started yesterday and continued today, but I've got another workout tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it.

Come to think of it I'm looking forward to MOVING FORWARD! I've been stagnant long enough--it's nice that I'm not up more pounds than I am:-)

Plan for today: Yard Work (done)

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2368 cal * 68g Fat * 44g Fiber * 28 oz Water
210 cal Deficit * 25% Activities *
RMR = 1361

Maria7 on 04/22/2009:
I remember when you were down to 150...and I am glad to hear you are MOVING FORWARD cause I KNOW you can do it!!!! And you've already got your yard work done, that is FANTASTIC. Big smile to you!!! :-)


Maria7 on 04/23/2009:
Hope you're having a nice day!



biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 20, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained. --Stendhal

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (16 min/1.4 mi)

No walk. Until yesterday, it had been 77 days since I last did any wt trng (my circuit wkt). I did it all except the mountain climbers. I used 10# dumbbells--contrast when last I wt trnd, I was about to increase my dumbbell to 17#. I'll get back in due course. So I feel good about it. What more could I ask for:-)

At  my highest weight--189--my BMI was 32.4 (obese by BMI standard). I'm still in the overweight BMI category. BMI-wise I would have to weigh at most 145 to be in the normal category.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2368 cal * 68g Fat * 44g Fiber * 28 oz Water
210 cal Deficit * 25% Activities *
RMR = 1348

Maria7 on 04/20/2009:
You can do it! (145)


Umpqua on 04/20/2009:
Good job with the exercise!


thinnside40 on 04/20/2009:
I don't even want to go back and see how many days its been since I walked a good 6 miles.....

Back on due course ~ Good Idea!...Me too.......


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/21/2009:
i was definitely getting quite negative as of late. wowsers. i am sure this break, a week off, will do me some good. also some ability to catch up with everything i need to accomplish...i'm in the process of trying to get a job for summer, while in school, but i need money.


Maria7 on 04/21/2009:
Hope you're having a good day!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 19, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thurs:  Mowing 1 hour
Fri & Sat: Nothing

I had a little junk food blowout yesterday. Pizza. Actual potato chips with a great-tasting jalapeno dip. A bunch of Lindt Dk Choc Truffles. A little Coke--the bev not the drug. A couple of tacos, one with fresh-tasting pico de gallo. Some salt and vinegar Pringles. Half of a banana. A few MSG-laden croutons. Oh and a few mini eclairs and some Smarties. And coffee with FF milk. Other than a little orange juice and a bowl of quinoa, the FF milk, banana and salad were probably the only things that "tried" to be healthy:-)

This wasn't a binge. I more or less knew I was going to eat with some abandon. I didn't overeat. And though putting so much fat into my body made me feel like a ready-made lard cake--I just don't overeat anymore. Thanks to one or two techniques in that book I always recommend, Overcoming Overeating.

So I've missed two days of entries. My motivation to make an entry is very much based on exercise and my need to report it here. It's the one thing that I always report here having started that routine many years ago. Unfortunately the actual exercise routine is a little rusty of late!

Plan for today: NTrack, Circuit Workout, Walk

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2368 cal * 68g Fat * 44g Fiber * 28 oz Water
210 cal Deficit * 25% Activities *
RMR = 1348

nimony on 04/19/2009:
I've been hungry for dark chocolate, but haven't had any yet. Your Lindt dark chocolate truffles sound really yummy. I might have to look for those and save them for special treats for myself once in awhile. I have to compliment you on not overeating when you did your "little junk food blowout." My stomach can't seem to handle that much junk food all at the same time any more. Hopefully yours was okay. Glad to hear you're still exercising, even if the routine is a bit rusty. I am noticing your BMI. Not sure where you were when you started, but yours isn't too bad right now, and your goal is very reasonable. Keep on keepin' on.


Maria7 on 04/20/2009:
Good plan on the keeping with the exercise!!!



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