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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!!!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 16, 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)


The best way out is always through. --Robert Frost

For my activity:
Short walk; Yard work

I didn't get my NTrack workout in, but other than that I did pretty well.

I'm noticing that my age group is aging faster than what it seemed my mother's (and her generation) and even my grandmother's (though I remember that through a child's memory) age group experienced. I guess it's the number of people I know who are my age with diabetes, gallbladder problems, reflux disease, sleep apnea, obesity and early heart disease, among other things.

Also there's the inability to cope without using one or another drug--alcohol, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, illegal drugs (of course) or nicotine. (I guess you could also throw caffeine in there as well.) I'm sort of contrasting my friends with our parents and it just doesn't bode well for us baby boomers. We don't seem to be a good example for the generations after us either, unfortunately. We don't seem to manage our stress well, so all the coping mechanisms go hand in hand.

We certainly don't have time for the recommended "Eat right and exercise"--haha!

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 = 1348
 


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 15, 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)


Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. --Jacob A. Riis 

For my activity lately:

March 29-31
Sun-Tues: Nothing

April 1-14
Wed-Tues: Nothing but a little yardwork

I haven't weighed myself for two weeks--I'll do so again next Tuesday. I was up a half-pound on the last weigh-in. I did a few short walks in the above rundown, but it obviously wasn't anything of significance.

Oh, a big ol' shoutout to greengirl--thanks for dropping by my diary--hope all's well with you these days!

I'm committing to making an entry here every day--'til further notice!

I will mow for the first time this season--my neighbor has mowed 2 or 3 times already. I have been a lazy ass for so long (all things considered) that it's going to seem like I'm trying to raise myself from the dead (cobwebs and all) I'm afraid! Oh well, I can do it--I don't see myself being a complete slug for the following crucial weeks of getting "in shape" and then complaining at the end of Summer how bad I feel and how fat I am.

Plus I have a brand new pair of a new model of the same running shoes I've worn forever--who could ask for anything more:-) Nothing says S*P*R*I*N*G like a new pair of shoes!

If I can't find the motivation, then I'm going to at least get into a routine of some sort while I'm searching for motivation. I had a built-in motivation for a long time, and now I have to find a new motivation. Going back in time doesn't work for me. I have to put one foot in front of the other today and put the past behind me.

Other than all that, I'm going to gradually get back to basics. I'm in danger of becoming my own personal "Two Ton Tessie." It's painful, clothes don't fit like I'd like them to--I actually split my pants one day last week--my underwear sort of matched my pants and it was late in the day of a very active, very long, ultimately tiring but rewarding day--so I simply didn't give a sh*t by the time I realized how big the split had gotten--it really wasn't THAT big--nevertheless it was a rip caused by my too fat bottom being poured into too small pants!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Yard Work

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


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

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Justine6Robert3 on 04/16/2009:
Thank-you.....I'm trying to get back on track! I do better when I make a point of making entries here as well :0) I'm sure you'll get back into it, you sound as if you have a plan. One day at a time is the only way! Thanks for the giggle, I was picturing you walking around with your pants split in the back....good thing your undies "almost matched" HA!!! Stick with it, I'll know you'll do great once you clear out the cobwebs :0) :0)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 29, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. --Victor Hugo

For my activity lately:
Sun: Walk 20 min; NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi; Bike Ride 22 min/3.6 mi
Mon-Thur: Nothing
Fri: Walk 10 min
Sat: Nothing

On my Tuesday weigh-in this week--no change. When I last wrote, I did all that was on my plan except for the yard work--still procrastinating on that one.

I'm planning to step it up this week. People haven't been getting me down, but I've certainly let a few things affect me negatively--it's important to me to get some distance up the proverbial hill, stay there and let nothing (especially my own head) push me back one iota toward the hole.

Though I don't want to tempt fate, usually by now with the absence of wt trng I have had a stiff neck. So since it's been so long since I used wts--I'll probably go back to a much lower dumbbell to start out with.

It's all about moving forward this week for me!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout, Yard Work

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


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

WI_HashiHypo on 03/29/2009:
I left a message below for you, have a great day today! Hope your neck loosens up!


thinnside40 on 04/01/2009:
RE: Anxiety or whatever it is ~ I have had the same feeling twice today, but milder.... I am thining I may have a pinched nerve in my neck... But, then a little TMI is "gas" after the feeling start...Then again I have been adding a packet or so of Splenda in my cereals again, plus had some S.F (splenda) syrup in my coffee yesterday afternoon ... I am thinking a little bit of everything is adding up to be a BIG thing.... If it continues, I will call the doc... I have a hyatl hernia & acid reflux, etc.... Been reading up on any/all things that may be contributers and all come back to feeling of anxiety rush...TADA!!!!!!!! That's me....

Sorry to hear that you have had some icky feeling of late too..... Stinks!, but we are still alive and kicking arent' we.... I'm excited to see where this 13 day streak (my goal for now in being good) lands me in feeling and see what the numbers look like.... Marching ON together with you in the EAT healthy, EXERCISE daily, FOCUS on the goal & ENJOY every breath we take......

Good day biscotti!


greengirl on 04/01/2009:
Just called by to say hello. Hope you are well :)


legcramps on 04/07/2009:
Hope you're doing well this week!


Maria7 on 04/09/2009:
Thanks, Biscottibody59, and hope you have a nice day!


Maria7 on 04/12/2009:
Hello to you!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Mar 22, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Maybe this world is another planet's hell. --Aldous Huxley 

For my activity lately:

March 2-17
Mon-Tues: Nothing--16 days total
(possibly a personal record for inactivity since keeping this diary)

March 18-21
Wed: Walk 15 min
Thur-Sat: Nothing

Well, I weighed in about a week ago and was up a pound--I haven't noted it in my weight above--I'll just do my normal Tuesday weigh-in this week. In the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal.

When I last tried to make an entry (to update my final challenge results) it kept ending up being screwed up--I still vehemently HATE the DDs text editor. But I'm going to give DD the old college try again! (The challenge was pretty much a wash--challenges are still good for me!)

Needless to say I've only haphazardly been writing down my food or logging it in Fitday.

There have been some things happening personally that cropped up coincidentally with my lazy butt, no-exercise syndrome of late. Some absolutely shocking things--people showing up who could have been dead for all I knew--that sort of thing.

As well, I went to a family funeral--actually dragged myself, though it was one of those things that I was grateful for--terrible to see the deep loss happening to family, but the upside is that when it's all said and done after all these years we can still be there for each other. And even make new connections.

The turning 50-years-old thing sort of pales in light of all the other sh*t--some of it good, some of it bittersweet--I can't really say much of it was bad sh*t--thank God for that! To me, age--even 50--is just a number anymore. I was reading something the other day that after a certain age, on average we feel about 13 years younger than we are--I'll get back to you after awhile to say how young I feel:-)

I wish my mom were here to see me as I hit 50 years old this past week! I remind myself (maybe just in time again--food & exercise choice speaking) that she was the best example to me for the "you're as young as you feel, everything in moderation" way of living (among other things). Thank you mother!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride, Yard Work

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


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

Umpqua on 03/22/2009:
A belated happy birthday to you biscotti! And I love your quote for today :)


legcramps on 03/24/2009:
I think Aldous Huxley is a very intelligent person, and I think he's right. I have to say that I certainly don't feel 13 years younger... if anything, I feel much, much older than I am. Maybe it's a unique situation?

I'm sorry you're having a rough time right now, but you know that exercise will help to boost your mood, right? I only say that because far too many people have said it to me before - you sound a little sad and I would rather see your bright and energetic entries! Hope you have a much better week.


Maria7 on 03/27/2009:
Wishing you a belated happy birthday, Biscoittibody...and thanks for your comment to my entry.


WI_HashiHypo on 03/29/2009:
Happy Belated Birthday!!!! So sorry I missed it! Thank you for the welcome back.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 19, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

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


I'm sixty years of age. That's 16 Celsius. --George Carlin 

For my activity lately: About next to nothing (will update soon)

I'll have to update my usual stuff tomorrow or whenever:-) Because . . .

Today's my 50th! What? Yeah, my Birthday!

That's 10 Celsius--haha!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!

thinnside40 on 03/19/2009:
HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPY BIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTHDAY!

I was going to tell you that I was having the same trouble as you were with the messed up with your entry.... It was every time I copy/paste and would try to put it in the place I wanted it...It skips either to the top or bottom for some reason when you type your entry then... Or mine did anyway.... Just totally messed up when I would put the copy/paste item(s)/charts/usual stuff that I didn't want to type each time.....

Anyway....Again! HaPpY 50th BiRtHdAy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 candles...

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii (don't count them I may have added or left one off... My eyes are buggy now) :-)


legcramps on 03/20/2009:
Happy Birthday Biscotti! Hope you have an awesome day today, and have a great weekend!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/21/2009:
happy 50th!!! you've had a wonderful year!!!! :) i hope you have another great year to come!!!!! :) :) :)



biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 02, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: A little yard work; Walk 10 min

So Day 1 of my 4-day (Sat-Tues) Challenge (1800 cals, <50 g fat, 20% activities) is over--out of the three I met and exceeded the activities goal.

This week is starting out on an absolutely hellatious note. It would be easy to throw the challenge out, but I've got to stay with it--good or bad. (I'll have to come back and update the challenge results. I do know this--these little challenges are good for me!)

Not particularly scintillating, but there it is!

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2368 cal * 68g Fat * 44g Fiber * 28 oz Water
210 cal Deficit * 25% Activities *
RMR = 1353

legcramps on 03/03/2009:
When I read the first sentence in your entry (not crossed out), I thought it read "this week is starting out on an absolutely hilarious note". I thought we were going to get a really funny story from you today! Ah well, we all need to have weeks like this, no? Did you walk? Did you airdyne? Have a good day today!


iWant2BSkinny on 03/03/2009:
I'm sorry you have not been happy with it but GOOD JOB trying to stick with it!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/03/2009:
biscotti....rock that body!


thinnside40 on 03/04/2009:
It's called a challenge for a reason I guess.... If it weren't for challenges in many way, everyone would just be blah blah blah in their way of living..... I don't like "blah"....... I need growth in knowledge & life experiences, but shrinkage on the waistline.......

Good Day....


mcwoo40 on 03/04/2009:
Keep it up,Julie


thinnside40 on 03/13/2009:
Hey Hey my dear....You on vacation?.....Hope everything is going as your planning and if not, then do the best you can with what you've got...I'm pluggin along and making strides this week again.... Have a great weekend!



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