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biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 24, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
NordicTrack 51 min/5.4 mi; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (14 min 2.5 mi); Gutter Cleaning 35 min

Didn't get in the walk, otherwise did okay.

Plan for today: Walk, NordicTrack, Bike Ride

Hope you have a good food choice day!

Beth201P on 11/24/2008:
Doing good. Have a safe and wonderful Holiday. ((Hugs))


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/24/2008:
i am glad you are ok and logging in here. my life has had it's ups and in the past year, plenty of downs. i NEED to make it up now. i just need to :)

glad you are with me...and more importantly, with yourself! :)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 23, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable. --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

For my Activity:
Sat & Sun: Nothing

Nothing done. Again. Will try again today, plus I ned to do a little gutter cleaning. Oh what fun!

***Later***
I had sort of a refreshing dream. My mother was directing traffic around the house and all the chores that she wanted us (kids) to do (like washing windows inside and out). Of course she helped us! It made me long for her to direct me in everything in my life now. Like I really want someone to tell me what to do--but maybe it would make things easier just about now!

I've been trying to get out of doing so many things--at least indulging my procrastination bone--whenever possible. I know I have to do them--somehow it seems like it wouldn't be so difficult if she were still here and cracking the proverbial whip! :-)

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Hope you have a good food choice day!

thinnside40 on 11/23/2008:
Nothing like a mother who was a guidance, but also a helper in the process.... Sorry that it was a dream you had & not actually her in living presence.. But, glad that it was a refreshing dream in the same token for you....

No more crastination indulgence... Get with it... You WILL feel better for getting things accomplished on no longer have them sitting on the back burner.... I have had so many things on my back-burner that it is about burnt out I think.... GOt some done today and do feel better for pushing through the "don't want to's"

Good week thoughts ahead for you!


skinnyjeans on 11/23/2008:
I hope you had a great weekend! Funny dream. :)



biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 21, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


No one has ever drowned in sweat. --Lou Holtz 

For my activity: Nothing

I was still a little sore from Tuesday's wt trng--that's my story;-) But today I feel very little soreness and should have nothing keeping me from it. I skip two days between the workouts. It's not that much to ask of myself for the dividends it pays!

So much mind over matter.

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Hope you have a good food choice day!

selina on 11/21/2008:
Thanks Biscotti for your kind words! I hope you'll have a great day today.


skinnyjeans on 11/21/2008:
Happy Friday! Good luck with all of your excercising!


thinnside40 on 11/21/2008:
Have a super weekend.... Things are soundin' good for this week!


thinnside40 on 11/22/2008:
Thanks for the info!.... Meg has had the innoculation against that horrible sickness.... Her chest is loose and we have a nebulizer in case wheezing sets in.... So far it hasn't... Still a low grade fever, so figuring this will be one f those 72 hour run of the mill cold....If no better Monday A.M... she will go to the Dr.....

Hope your weekend has been a pleasant one thus far..... Thanks also for the continued support!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 20, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator. --Robert Orben

For my activity: Nothing

So I was contemplating some things on my walk the other day. I was thinking about a friend who has incurred quite alot in medical bills in less than a year--all related to cardiac issues. She doesn't think being obese (possibly morbidly) can be overcome, so she doesn't even try to exercise. She hasn't changed her diet and claims she doesn't eat enough to be as fat as she is. She has given up! She's cutting costs by doing things like getting rid of her home phone and all the extras--caller ID, voicemail, call waiting. (Apparently a savings of $40/mo.) BTW, I don't discuss her issues unless she brings them up. I've given up thinking I can influence her to change. I'm hoping the personal guru she's adopted (the person who has made her get rid of the phone, etc) will gradually get her to see that she can lose weight and change her diet. Hope springs eternal!

My question, rhetorical as the case may be, is this: Why do we not (especially as we get older) see all the examples around us of people who don't take care of themselves, the ones who have health issues directly related to obesity and lifestyle and corellate it to saving money (possibly--there are no guarantees where health is concerned) if they had taken better care of themselves by exercising regularly and eating properly when they still had the health to do so?

Most of us would like to save a buck (or a pound--McWoo and Greengirl) or two, but we (and I) don't necessarily tie it to prevention and taking better care of ourselves while we have the inclination and the time. I myself don't try very hard--I've sort of operated on the idea that I did "this much" and I haven't gained back to 189 and I feel better than when I started . . .  but how much better would I feel if I actually gave it my all for more than a day or two here and there?

I didn't intend for this to sound judgemental, and I'm as guilty as anyone (I'm still in the OVERWEIGHT category for BMI) for not getting this done, trying to be as healthy as possible, being a good example and moving on. Sadly my example has done nothing to motivate my friend. Gladly I haven't alienated her either. I just think we can all do better from where we are today. We may get caught up in all our past failings and fear failure or success. Do what you can today and try to move forward from yesterday and last month and last year--it may take some time to wean yourself away from the traps of the past, but I think we're all capable of it no matter where we are right now on this day and in this moment!

Donkey's comment: Constant vigilance--yes!

I am writing down my food/water and I plan to show a rundown of the averages on Tuesdays.

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride 

Hope you have a good food choice day!

Maria7 on 11/20/2008:
A NEW BEGINNING! A NEW DAY! YES!!!!!!!!

Re:'We may get caught up in all our past failings and fear failure or success. Do what you can today and try to move forward from yesterday and last month and last year--it may take some time to wean yourself away from the traps of the past, but I think we're all capable of it no matter where we are right now on this day and in this moment!' ...AMEN!!!...


thinnside40 on 11/20/2008:
Good thoughts there to put into practice...Practicing turns into what needs to be habit in "just doing it" I certainly desire to be the example for "healthy living" & not the person that somebody learns from in the wrong ways of unhealthy, due to poor health set on by obesity ...... What choices to choose from huh?

Have a good remainder of the week biscotti!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 19, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. --Tom Stoppard

For my activity: Walk 65 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (23 min/2.1 mi) 

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride 

Hope you have a good food choice day!

greengirl on 11/19/2008:
I like the Tom Stoppard quote ! Hope things are well with you, Biscotti? Have a good day !



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 18, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. --Marilyn Ferguson 

For my activity lately:
Fri-Mon: Nothing

On my weigh-in today I'm up a half-pound. On my measurements I'm up a little over 2.5 inches overall (last time I measured was 5 weeks ago and I was at 162#).

I've gotten very lax about food choices--as in not choosing the best ones for me. Using alot of half and half in my coffee for instance. Started back strictly with FF milk yesterday. It's not awful--but my gut will keep increasing in size if I continue on at this pace. And once I let one bad habit creep in and take hold--there are sure to be others--like not getting in ANY activity for days on end--haha! (Back to having a plan for activity below.) I have had no problems with my appetite lately--it's very healthy thank you very much:-)

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Hope you have a good food choice day!

thinnside40 on 11/18/2008:
Plan into action...Therefore; fruition!

Best of days to you... Let's go!


skinnyjeans on 11/18/2008:
I started using a bunch of skim milk in my coffee now too, and I've finally gotten used to the taste instead of half & half. Just takes a little time to adjust to the flavor.


Donkey on 11/19/2008:
It's constant vigilance, isn't it?


Jen40 on 11/19/2008:
FF milk has grown on me and now when I don't have it, I'm lost! Hopefully you'll get used to it too and maybe come to need it. It makes a huge difference in my cal intake by the end of the day with all the coffee I drink.



biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 14, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Think twice before you speak, and then you may be able to say something more insulting than if you spoke right out at once.  --Evan Esar

For my activity lately:
Sun-Wed: Nothing much except alot of housework and organizing
Thur: NordicTrack 36 min/4.1 mi; Walk 10 min

No weigh-in Tuesday. By the time I realized it I had already had a couple of cups of coffee.

Go::Fight::Win!


I may do another challenge. I was pretty half-hearted about the last one.

3-Day Challenge (Sat::Sun::Mon)--84 oz water/day, at least 2 hrs activity/day, no more than 1800 calories.

kzirkle on 11/14/2008:
Before you go lecturing people, you might want to know the whole story first. We DO NOT leave him in a crate for hours at a time. My boyfriend and I have mostly opposite schedules but from 2:30-5:30 Tuesday-Thursday the puppy is home alone. Rather than letting him roam our house and potentially hurt himself, we have chosen to crate-train him. If you would do your own research, you'd find that crate training puppies is not inhumane and is actually good for dogs. Dogs have a natural instinct to create a cozy den for themselves to feel safe in and a crate provides just that. When we tried to just babygate him off in the kitchen, he ended up almost eating a magnet which could have done serious damage. We researched crates thoroughly before buying one in order to ensure we got the right size and style for our beagle puppy.

You honestly have no right to criticize me. You don't even know me. Do you expect me to quit my job and stay with the puppy 24/7? Is that what you do with your animals, if you even have animals at all? All that would teach the puppy is to be dependent on me for everything. We'd never be able to leave the house and the puppy would surely end up with separation anxiety.

It's rude, nosy, intrusive people like you that take a wonderfully supportive public diary environment and turn it into a sad place. I truly feel sorry for you. I would appreciate it if you would not comment on my page anymore.


Soon2BThin on 11/14/2008:
Wow, I think that person must have misunderstood your comment to her. I know you as a sweet, concerned person for as long as I've known you. I hope this gets resolved and there are no hard feelings. Nice to see you here anyway.


thinnside40 on 11/14/2008:
Have a good weekend...... Thanks always for your support (comments) ; o )


WI3 on 11/14/2008:
Have a fantastic weekend and just say THREE DAYS! =)


Jen40 on 11/16/2008:
Hi!!! Good luck with the challenge! I hate when I drink coffee before weighing myself too. How can I forget so easily?


skinnyjeans on 11/18/2008:
Thanks again for your support! Keep us posted if you do another "challenge". :)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 12, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.0

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Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Jen40 on 11/16/2008:
Lol!!!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 09, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


The status quo sucks. --George Carlin

For my activity:
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Walk 50 min

3-Day Challenge (Sat::Sun::Mon)--84 oz water/day, at least 2 hrs activity/day, no more than 1800 calories.
Water:: Yes
Activity:: No
Calories:: No

Go::Fight::Win!


1931 cal * 88g Fat * 14g Fiber * 84 oz Water
160 cal Deficit * 8% Activities
web statistics

skinnyjeans on 11/09/2008:
I hope your 3-day challenge is going well!! :)


mcwoo40 on 11/10/2008:
I hope your winning that fight,i've been knocked out so many times!!!Stick at it i'm sure it will be worth it,Julie


ddwebmaster on 11/12/2008:
I left a new entry today in the public diaries. You mentioned that the forums "add reply" and "new message" buttons weren't working for you. Could you reply to my diary and explain what browser (and version #) you're using. Also could you explain what happens if you click on them. Does it act like a button? Does it's image change when you hover over or click on it? To answer your question on the new format with the side margin areas, yes it's part of the new design. The way the site's been written since the beginning (1999) has meant that each and every page has to be edited to make changes to the site design. It was also written using tables for layout which was normal back then. I've been trying to rewrite things using divs and css so that changes can be made easier. I've also been trying to standardize the looks of pages more. I haven't started on the forums section yet, because it's actually written differently than the rest of the site, kind of in cfc modules. The problem with the old layout was having to edit every page, which could each have hundreds of lines of code. Then after each change having to view it in 4 or 5 different browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari). When the new layout is finished and fully implemented, I'll be able to just change a couple things in one CSS file that will affect all of the pages instantly. Changing the layout from using tables to using CSS divs is cutting down the lines of code on some pages by 20%-30%. It'll probably be awhile before everything gets totally rewritten, but I think it'll end up looking a lot nicer when everything displays properly in the current versions of all of the major browsers. It'll also look nicer when each of the sections looks and behaves more like each other, as opposed to the differences currently seen when accessing the public diaries portion versus using the forums section.


thinnside40 on 11/12/2008:
The jog I took last night was on the gravel road.... I haven't been jogging on the treadmill..Just fast paced walking. I felt something slip or pop the day I stepped into the pothole.. Hasn't seemed to heal or get better since.. To sleep on it makes me wake up very sore in the a.m..... I agree with the shoes needing great consideration with the activity... Walking will have to be my forte'....

Treadmill can't go in any other place..Our house isn't all that large, so choices are limited... . I am going to try & make the treadmill workout as the kids take naps in the afternoon, but the MP3 to be worn will have to be foregone in order to keep an "ear" out for them... May just crank up the music on the stereo....

I get cranky & upset when I get ? after ? or constant conversation when I am doing any exercise, so I need to set a rule that if I am seen doing the things I need to for exercise... The rule will be "mom's off limits", unless it is an emergency. Hard to seperate "mom/wife" when I need to take time for "me".. Something I need to wrok on..and not feel like I am being rude.... I guess I need to tell them that they need to allow me the time in order to be better in both of those areas of who I am to them....

Have a great day!....Off to get lunch, so I can get that "free time" (hopefully all 3 boys will cooperate)


uni4sept2008 on 11/12/2008:
I hope the rest of the 3 day challenge goes well!


teenybikini on 11/13/2008:
OH, George. :( ..the funny thing is....


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/13/2008:
go fight win! indeed! congrats on your success this far.



biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 07, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Thur: Nothing
Fri: Walk 60 min
Sat & Sun: Nothing
Mon: NordicTrack 52 min/5.7 mi; Walk 50 min; Mowing & Cleanup abt 1.5 hrs
Tues: Walk 30 min
Wed: Walk 10 min
Thur: Nothing

On my weigh-in Tuesday I was up a half-pound--no measurements this week. Surprised it's not more, but it's not the dreaded 169, which is sort of my own personal "5-alarm fire!" It's a little ember that needs attention so that it doesn't become an inferno!

The other day I read a blog by a couple who ate on a total of $1/day each for a month, though some days it was less than $1. It was interesting, though extremely draconian. They probably could have actually eaten more food, even on such a small budget, had they planned a little better. What I got out of it is that when we humans do something drastic to change like that, it's always an eye-opener.

So I'm not counting again. The reason is pretty simple--I made a batch of dip that is good with Fritos Scoops, which I normally don't eat. I was NOT interested in figuring out/estimating the calories for the dip. I bought the ingredients on a whim, because it's so good. (And I don't overeat it, so that's not the issue.) It's just that I wish I'd never made it, but I'm going to enjoy it 'til the end nevertheless:-)

The dip has sour cream, bacon bits, scallions, cheese and ranch dressing mix (which I normally avoid, but it's so diluted in the amount I'm eating it that I don't get an MSG headache from it). So that's my story--I'm going to do a 3-Day Challenge (Sat::Sun::Mon)--84 oz water/day, at least 2 hrs activity/day, no more than 1800 calories (except I won't count the dip, no more than 1 or 2 servings 'til it's gone). I will count the Fritos.

I'm going to cut the "plan" for activity for awhile--it's not working in my favor. I'll just do the best I can.

Plan for today: Walk, NordicTrack, Circuit Workout, Bike Ride

Go::Fight::Win!


2934 cal * 137g Fat * 14g Fiber * 0 oz Water
-676 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

greengirl on 11/08/2008:
Thanks for your honest advice Biscotti. You are always the voice of common sense. Funnily enough 169 is also one of my markers, the point where my bmi went from merely overweight to obese. Or vice versa if I was being good. Unfortunately for me that is well out of my sights and if I could get back down to 180 I would be pleased. Good luck with your challenge ( and enjoy the dip, whatever :) )


WI3 on 11/09/2008:
That dip sounds like something I would enjoy and not count as well! Those frito scoops are really tasty, especially when I am having a salt craving lol. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your 3-day challenge!


skinnyjeans on 11/09/2008:
YUM that dip sounds delish!


thinnside40 on 11/09/2008:
Re: Daughter & her food requests ~ Your fine & I do agree with you, but when her food choices change a bit more to veggies & fruits I will become more flexible I think......

Meg does have potential to be an overweight child... She was born @ 10#'s.... Her BMI is/was borderline (the Dr. says), which I take somewhat with a grain of salt.... She has lost a bit of weight, but I haven't said a word to her about it..It is due to the food changes and the riding her bike, EB, Gazelle & Treadmill that she electively uses (for fun) I'm sure......

To give you an idea of her palette menu it is pretty tough to work with.... Peanut Butter, Tuna, Pasta, White Bread (NOTHING else will do), Chicken, Ice Cream, Anything Chocolate, Waffles, Pancakes, Pizza, Burgers, Fries, limited in what she likes in fruits & veggies..........NO extra cheese, yogurt (unless it is the all sugar kinds) or milk....I nursed her til she was 2 and has refused milk in any pretty much any form or fashion since then (except ice cream, nachos or pizza). Tried soy, rice, the whole bit.....

She is 82#'s & 4'6" @ 8 yrs. old (9 in Jan)... She is on the high end of the percentiles in both for national average....

So, now that I have written ya a book on Meg.... I try to make sure that she is conscious of food choices, but don't push the weight issues upon her in any sense... Just have told her that the SF is something that we can all share, so she doesn't put the "MINE ONLY" tag on anything (cause she will)... Sugar is a "MUST" for survival as far as both my kids are concerned....

I don't want her to become a "worry wart" about her weight/looks/etc for sure, but also want to spare her any of the troubles I had as a child too... Not trying to correct myself through her. Just trying to do what I wish my parent's surely would of done in "watching out" for me. Instead of "preaching" at me about being overweight, but making me "eat" the southern cooked/fried foods 3 square meals a day, even if I wasn't hungry...... Just cause it was TIME to eat....

Have a wonderful Sunday!



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