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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 24, 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:
Wed-Mon: Inertia

I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in today. Mostly I have no excuse not to exercise!

I had a few opinion paragraphs, but I thought better. I may dust them off if I get a whim. Essentially I left a query for the webmaster on his diary and his reply was that yes, it's okay for a 13 y/o to be here posting. Her word is good enough for him that she has permission. So I left a comment in response to that. I decided it's none of my business since I don't own the website. I still have an opinion, but it really doesn't mean squat. I'll spare anyone who still reads me. There's no sense in beating a dead horse.

Except for this: Awhile ago I remarked at how DDs had changed for me--though that was mostly because of long-gone posters that I've missed over the years. I guess the webmaster allowing 13 y/olds to post kinda puts the last nail in the coffin of that long-dying DDs that I knew so well for so many years:-) And it's still a free website, so he needs anyone he can to access it, click on ads--however it makes revenue and even if a 13 y/o is doing that, it's still revenue!

Oh well.

So I must get down to brass tacks. I would describe today's weather as hot (and gorgeous)--I took a mid-length walk. I drank three cups of coffee the other day--no tea that day--way out of my plan, and it fu*ked up my sleep in a big way. One cup of tea and one cup of coffee per day is ideal. Back to counting calories tomorrow is the plan.

I'm going to do a daily early walk and also try to incorporate an early indoor workout of less than an hour--I can do that! If not, I'm  sunk--yet again. I'm tired of pulling myself out of the same old hole. I guess the fact that I haven't continually been sinking myself in deeper each subsequent time is a feather in my cap, but my haphazardness is wearing thin!

Plan for today: Walk 

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2465 cal * 93g Fat * 54g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-172 cal Deficit * 18% Activities *
RMR = 1353

thinnside40 on 02/25/2009:
I'll trade ya... You come to my house and get them in shape around here & I'll do yer walking, etc...... I wouldn't wish my troubles on anyone truthfully...

Anyway, I have been hoping that maybe absence will make one a bit out of the routine of DD while they are on vacation, as of Sunday..... Shall see..... I am a believer of not allowing ANY under 18 on any website such as DD..Due tot he facts as I stated before that a "kid" is going to tell you what you want to hear, especially if it is website realted.... No verification isn't a good practice... I guess we can't watch out for everybody we see headed the wrong direction... I used to be one that wanted to save the world, but realized I'm just beating myself up.. Can't anymore.... Voice concerns and let it go....

Have a good evening!


legcramps on 02/26/2009:
The coffee I drank last night really messed up my sleep, too. I was all for it at the time, and will most probably do the same thing again in the future - to me, it's all about the immediate pleasure, so i'll suffer the consequences of too late nights and too early mornings just so that I can have a cup of coffee every now and then. Whatd'ya do?!


legcramps on 02/26/2009:
Have you read your bio page lately? I just skimmed through it, and its very motivating. Maybe you should re-read it too. Have a great day today!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2009:
but honestly, don't we try to give helpful advice to all who post on here?? i agree actually, with the webmaster, and i do believe it's ok for 13 year olds to post here. but we should try to give them good advice. and good advice may not even be what i'm eating or i'm posting. lol. but anyone should be able to post here. on the contrary, the majority of posters are adults and that's a good thing. bc we really do help each other and give good advice.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 18, 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: NordicTrack 43 min/4.4 mi

No walk, no Airdyne yesterday.

Today will be my latest attempt to recommit. Exercise really isn't my problem except for the odd day I balk or just don't have time to do everything I've planned. So it's down to restricting my calories, which I hate to do, but the writing is on the wall--my belly says so! And of course I'm not talking about restricting abnormally here--it's simple math--intake and output--a few hundred fewer calories per day. Really not that much to ask, though follow-through is the key!

We talk about lifestyle change alot--I need one--bad! I guess mine would be to not give myself permission to eat all the things I want all the time, but to allow myself some of the things only some of the time, not to mention portion control.

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2465 cal * 93g Fat * 54g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-172 cal Deficit * 18% Activities * RMR = 1353

mcwoo40 on 02/18/2009:
Hello,they say all things in moderation which is'nt easy is it who can stop at eating 2 choco biscuits, not me if i'm in a bad frame of mind.I'm all or nothing,as if i get the taste for something there's no stopping me.Stay strong,Julie


thinnside40 on 02/18/2009:
Ha ~ Portion control... I control my portions just fine (sticking to serving size)...I just eat too much of too many things to make it lucrative.... Changing that!

Re: Food choices ~ I was just flashing back to a few comments back in the day of "staple foods" of yogurt/honey, turkey patty, boca, etc as being something being senn EVERY DAY & if I ate something different, it was commented that someone was used to seeing those staples...... I'm one for "stability" and as long as it still tastes good I have to stick with it to make it work for me... I quit doing that and I have to stop letting stuff like that effect my plan... Stop worrying about other people and go back to what works FOR ME... My feelings weren't hurt, just let it effect me for some reason.. NO MORE! After all, this is MY plan and as long as I'm healthy (not taking pills, etc ;O) to "lose" weight) in my eating/exercising...I'll be just fine...

We are on the right road... How fast do we want to reach our destination?... To be told in our actions!


thinnside40 on 02/18/2009:
LOL ~ Hand over those C.C. SCONES....NOW!


hollybelle on 02/18/2009:
There is always hope - thanks for your comments. I am with you - I never want anyone to leave this site, I find alot of encouragement here and it helps keep me focused in a healthy way. I share the pain of my fellow DD'ers when they are struggling and I know vice versa. The problem is when it is the ED speaking it sounds so much like our own voice. One must learn to recognize it for what it is remember it's agenda is steal, kill and destroy. It is not our friend. We are not our EDs - we are so much more and we can only realize our potential when we are free of the ED. Live free! Let's pray for our fellow DD'ers and keep ourselves accountable.


haha_love2laugh on 02/18/2009:
i agree completely!!!, and i know the exact feeling of counting calories, geesh, but i am sticking with it (barely) and think that if you want to bad enough you can too!


Maria* on 02/18/2009:
You're right...it is ALL ABOUT DISCIPLINE!!!!! (Which, btw, is NOT FUN!) We want to be able to eat 'pretty much' what we want and still get to goal....but...usually doesn't work that way, hehehe!!! Not even easy to 'maintain' that way! You know what???? It is ALSO....ALL ABOUT COMMITMENT... seems every time I get 'committed' here lately, I get STRESSED and GIVE IN!!!!!

Hope you're having a wonderful evening!!! (Smile!)


thinnside40 on 02/18/2009:
I AM NOT trying to be funny here, BUT....Do you make biscotti too?..Everytime I see any at the espresso shop or adcertised @ Costco, I think of you... I never have had it, but know it probably sure is tasty dipped in cocoa or coffee.....


haha_love2laugh on 02/18/2009:
Thanks for the input, but my registered physician was the one who told me i should eat 1600-2000 calories a day and i try to eat that amount, and sometimes i'm low, and sometimes i'm high.

And i understand that you do not feel comfortable supporting me, but would like to know how you think that it is any different for me to need to set goals/ get support from somewhere OTHER than my family, i am doing it healthfully, and have decided against anorexia or bulimia, and i'm trying hard to make myself HEALTHY, i dont care how skinny i am, i want to be able to run a mile, on land, in under 15 minutes like i run it now, i want to change my life, and i want you to know that i will keep doing what i am doing with or without your support.


legcramps on 02/19/2009:
Cheers to getting back on track, cheers to getting through the stifling fog of not being motivated enough to get off the couch, cheers to admitting what the problem is and working on solving it. Cheers to you!! Have a great day today.


omahagrl on 02/19/2009:
I agree 100% on portion control as that is my greatest challenge. See Jimmy Johns incident :-) I also think if food tasty bad it would be easier but I love the taste of a lot of food. Have a great day!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/21/2009:
yeah...there's no way i'm happier at this weight. i'd give anything to be 112 right now. i weighed around that # for a long time before throwing the towel in. :(


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/22/2009:
cellniques are a bit too expensive anyways...but they came to my house even though i thought i would have to call if i wanted to order them again...apparently they might come every month! ha. i think i may have to call them...but you'll probably be seeing them again on my menu. but NOT everyday. and only ONE per day i do decide to drink one. maybe once a week...that would be a better plan. good thing they don't need refrigeration until opening.


Maria* on 02/23/2009:
I hope you're having a good Monday! I THANK YOU for the info. Never think that what you tell me is not appreciated, cause it very much is appreciated. Thank you for your support in your comments to me. Big smile to you!!!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 17, 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: Walk 10 min; NordicTrack 42 min/4.3 mi; Airdyne 21 min/4.5 mi

I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in today!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout, Airdyne

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


2269 cal * 75g Fat * 27g Fiber * 84 oz Water
32 cal Deficit * 18% Activities * RMR = 1353
 

sweetpea1977 on 02/17/2009:
Thanks for the WI3 info. I just didnt expect to see her missing!

Also, thanks for the well wishes!

By the way, what is Airdyne? I havent heard of it before. Do you like it?


thinnside40 on 02/17/2009:
Yowza!!!! 0.5# more.... That's gotta feel good!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Coffee = H/A ~ Ya, I had thought the same too and did take a few swigs of a overwarmed (3 times0 cup in hopes of relief, but this is sheer sinus...Just like it has been the last week or so... It has let up a bit this evening...Getting "dryer" and not so "sniffy" all the time.... I want it over soon..It is the pits..I haven't hurt this bad in a very long time with any cold/sinus troubles.... Oh well... I feel fortunate compared to others who have the "flu"..... Ugh

Good Evening!...I'm enjoying the quiet I have for the moment....


selina on 02/18/2009:
Hey, Biscotti! Thanks for the heads up on the notebook diary thingy. I've been using it and really like it! I write everything down, including things that I wouldn't dare writing here in DD, so I think it's a good thing for me... TMI stuff for myself .... Stay well, have a great day!


WI3 on 02/18/2009:
CONGRATS on the weight drop! And thanks for starting those interesting discussion in forums. You and I see things much the same way at the same time! It is good to know that while we are fighting this fight and supporting each other, that when a fly enters the ointment we can stand together and defend ourselves. Lord knows it is difficult enough to lose weight without reading how it is perfectly ok to pick on 'fat' people. I think the menopause has made me a little more vocal. lol

Take care BB...I read your entries and am over here cheering you on! I'll come out of private soon after I get this thyroid thing nailed down a bit better where I can be more social. Thank you for keeping up with me :)



biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 16, 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)


A minute's success pays for the failure of years. --Robert Browning

For my activity: Walk 10 min

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Airdyne

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


3113 cal * 113g Fat * 33g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-968 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/16/2009:
re your comment before....thank you for telling me or i wouldn't have known that info. it's good to be able to have an idea of who we're writing to on here!


legcramps on 02/17/2009:
Hey, good job! Keep up that walking! And thanks for the birthday greetings!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 15, 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)


Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties. --Sarah Ban Breathnach

For my activity:
Thur: Walk 20 min
Fri: Walk 15 min
Sat: Walk 15 min

::green tea, walk first thing, breakfast early and maybe one coffee::

God, but I've been here a long time. I'm not losing weight the way I was when I started. I'm a little too content with where I am. I do believe I can step up for my health and my life and reach a reasonable and non-overweight BMI weight. I hesitate to make this declaration, but I do know myself pretty well. I know that if I behave properly (exercise moderately and step up to eat a little more "in the moment") that I can get there.

On another subject. Yeah I was 13 years old once. In fact, I was in the 7th grade when I turned 13. I probably weighed 120# if I weighed a pound. The one girl in class who was what any of us, her classmates, would consider "fat" probably weighed 140 or 150, though I'd be guessing. That was it for fat classmates. Of course I was 13 for crying out loud, and my memory could just be a little shady at this point.

I must focus myself now: I wish myself well for the next few pounds of weight loss. Spring is around the corner, and though I generally don't have an excuse to exercise because of weather, I plan to step it up here. I'm fighting Father Time & Mother Nature as well as the "battle of the bulge," for that matter;-)

I mean I'm not exactly saying "Screw you!" to you all, but first and foremost this is about me and my journey! I wish you all well as usual, but I simply must focus myself on me or I'm sunk! Time's a wastin'--haha!

Eternal vigilance. That old college try. Say it with me--let's get it on--one more time!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


3113 cal * 113g Fat * 33g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-968 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

thinnside40 on 02/15/2009:
ONWARD!!!!!!!!!!! Hup Hup Hup...... Best of wishes for you!


Donkey on 02/15/2009:
I weighed 120 in the 7th grade too!


selina on 02/16/2009:
You are doing well by focusing on yourself, go grl!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/16/2009:
yeah....we were all young and thin. i know i was too. seems like a memory right now but if you were lighter then, you can be lighter now. no giving up ever.


Maria* on 02/16/2009:
Thank you for your advice. You are such a sweet person! I hope you have a wonderful day today!


thinnside40 on 02/16/2009:
Being 23.5#'s from you highest & 15.5#'s from your lowest..... Your track record is so much better than mine my friend... I have been looking at my numbers throught the years and know this time I am doing so much better as far as "catching" myself before having to start ALL over again and most of the time even @ a higher weight...

Just wanted to stop by today & say "THANK YOU" for being here and being that constant encouragement & inspiration in the NEVER GIVE UP! I need that reminder!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 12, 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 lately:
Wed-Wed: Nothing

I'm down 3# on my Tuesday weigh-in. On my measurements I'm down a bit more than 1 inch overall. Glad I took them, last measurements were back in November. Also, counting calories, no; writing my food down in my notebook, yes. I'll get back to counting soon. Oh, and I didn't get my "first thing" walk in--started again today!

Observations on my short-lived "no coffee" experiment.
For me there is something about even 2 cups of coffee a day (very strong plus quite a bit of milk, no sugar) and its effect on my feeling rested the next morning. I sleep fine, but what I noticed is that I had a little more spring in my step (while drinking just the 1-2 cups of green tea) upon waking up initially. So maybe I'm not sleeping quite as well while drinking coffee, though I'm sleeping long enough--and I don't drink coffee past about 2 p.m. I didn't miss my coffee, until I had a couple of cups one day, which turned into about a week of "must have" coffee.

I'm one who could drink coffee all day long, but I know it wrecks my sleep, so I generally don't do it!

My new plan, which I hope becomes a routine, is to have green tea with lemon first, then breakfast, then If I would like to enjoy a cup of coffee, I can. That's the key for me, enjoy! Also with coffee first thing, I don't have an appetite for breakfast. I want to WANT breakfast, not force myself to eat it. I didn't know this until I changed my routine in early January. 

Plan for today: Walk

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


3113 cal * 113g Fat * 33g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-968 cal Deficit * 2% Activities
 

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 02/12/2009:
AH.... I NEVER liked to eat breakfast..... A banana was about it and 2-3 cups of coffee... My troubles are late @ night eating.... Now, when I wake, I usually eat a nanner first thing with a cup of coffee, then have breakfast about a n hour later..... I look forward to eating it now....

THanks for the compliment on the "hearts"... I LOVE doilies, but never have made any... I find them for a lil' of nothin' @ the thrift store though... All kinds & colors...... Crochet is something, once I get started, I don't want to stop.. I could make an afghan in a day.... Sewing is something else that tucks everything else to the side... I have to make sure I am caught up before getting started......

Being down by 3#'s is wonderful.... I know how good that feels and will get back there again soon... I just know I will....

Sleep Well!


selina on 02/13/2009:
Good job on the 3#, WTG! I love coffee and can not do an experiment like you did... i love green tea, too.


panda22 on 02/13/2009:
Awesome job with the loss! I agree that coffee is a major filler and tends to turn people away from eating breakfast. I used to drink it too and after stopping my stomach got into the breakfast routine and now it wakes me up every morning growling for it! lol

Thanks for your comment! I guess I could say I've conquered it, but for me being an all or nothing type person I'm waiting for 2 complete years of "sobriety" to make that announcement. By sobriety I mean 2 years of absolutely no distorted thinking, active symptoms, etc, and unfortunately the thinking is the worst part to kick. I realized after re-reading even my post the other day that I still think about the scale too much, and to me I associate that as distorted thinking in reference to myself. I place my goal at 2 years because I was trapped in the ED for 6 years so I know recovery will take a long time as well.

Anyway, it's good to see even though you don't understand the subject, you are keeping an open mind and attempting to learn and understand. I can relate to people "not getting it". You'd probably be surprised to know that most people dont get it unless they've experienced it, and my own family didn't understand at first. My father and I actually had a falling out when I was first diagnosed because of the fact that he didn't think it was a disease at all and that I could just STOP anytime I wanted to. Funny thing was he was an active smoker ((he's quit in 2004 with aide of medication)), and it took me relating what I was feeling to his own addiction to really open his eyes. That and talking to a family therapist and having them confirm that I wasn't just playing a game, I really needed help stopping. Our relationship is better than ever now, and he's 3 years free of nicotine and I'm working on my 2 yrs!

Just wanted to let you know you are not alone in the crowd when it comes to not understanding! Have a great day! You are almost to your goal and that's a huge accomplishment!


mcwoo40 on 02/13/2009:
Well done on the weightloss,hope your pleased with yourself.I went a little off track,wed and thursday.I always do that,when the going get's good i always do damage then i feel a failure AGAIN crazy is'nt it.Take care of yourself,Julie


haha_love2laugh on 02/13/2009:
I am under doctor supervision, and since you arent me or my family members you wouldn't know that: My doctor told me to do whatever it took to lose weight, except for developing an eatiing disorder so maybe next time you should exclude people from any support system they can find, this is only a place for me to gather support, and track my eating so... i'm not using it for anything else


thinnside40 on 02/13/2009:
I was just coming to tell you about haha_love.. I saw your comment to her... I had asked her int he beginning her age and had great concern from the get go myself.... Her picture gave her away in age... What a cutie pie.... I wish that (if) the Dr. told her to do whatever it took that someone wiser would step in and show her, instead of coming to DD.... You know what it is like.... Me too..... She said her mom knew about her using DD....???????????

Have a good day.... I'm off to stock up on ginger-ale & such.. Hubby is real sick and I fear that I will be too by thime all said and done... I won't live without certain things if I'm sick like that.... I wanna be prepared! Ben can't drive yet (well, he can, but not legally), so best be going....


thinnside40 on 02/13/2009:
Well, to be frank with you... If MY 13 year old or even 15-16-17 year old was to come to someplace like DD and consult people who are NOT professionals, especially with something as delicate as a teenager's health.... Her reference to me was that her mom read where an online group had a 50% higher success rate at "losing weight" than those who went it alone.... Biscotti!..... When I was 8 years old, I went to TOPS meetings with a 400# g'ma.... I happen to even have the picture of when I was "weight loss queen" of the week..... But, then @ home, I was made to eat EVERYTHING on my plate in fashion of grease fried foods, etc..... 3 heavy meals a day..... Very mixed signal...

This is why I am so careful with Meg I guess... I do let her have unhelathy choices @ times, but tend to be on the leaner side if she doesn't want to eat EVERYTHING....SHe does have to try new things, but most of the time, just portiona control and I don't call it that.. We stick with "serving size"....

I'll get on with it here..... I probably would of told people what they wanted to hear and not the sole truth when asked about "parental permission", etc.... Knowing rules & regulations.... I was a great "liar" lots of times in my teenage years and if my parent's knew 1/2 of what I did/said they would be under 6' of dirt from the schock.... Being very conservative, I knew what they wanted to hear & gave it to them all the while knowing I was lying...... I never comitted crime, but I did totally go against many things I taught were wrong.... They were wrapped around my finger... Sadly to admit it, but tis the case......Communication was scarce as both of my parent's worked several hours a day... This is one of the reasons I am a SHM... I want the communication & involvement in our kids lives, cause I will never get that time back.... So, as far as "A DOCTOR" saying (with or without a parent in the room????) such to a 13 year old just does not seem right...If it is truth, I think I would be sharing a cell with you if we lived close to each other for sure.... I don't tolerate such things like that very well myself.....

I pray for the safety (health & mental both)... I really do!.. BTW, my kids AREN'T on the internet without us present and it is in the livingroom for ALL to see..... I haven't even commented anymore, I just can't in support...

K. now I wrote you a book.... HAPPY early VALENTINE'S DAY!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 04, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 168.5

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


For my activity lately:
Sat: Walk 10 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (15 min/1.2 mi)
Sun-Tues: Walk 10 min

I'm up 1.5# on my weigh-in this week. I didn't hit the 300-mile mark on my bicycle's odometer--I only rode once this month--that was a goal I made earlier last month.

Not surprised on the weigh-in--I'm coasting as of late, but the inevitable hill to climb is just above the horizon:-) I'm just not into making good choices or restricting the amount of food I eat. (And I did get into a little too much chocolate over the last few days.) I'm apathetic and unfocused on the food front. At any rate, I find myself here again--close to the 169 that I dread. I've been on this sort of "food vacation" and it's been enjoyable, but it's time now to pay the piper, clean up my act, get on the ball!

I have nowhere to go but up--but scalewise--down, down, down! Yiiiii-ha! Woop Woop and all that jazz!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


Sat:
3393 cal * 139g Fat * 27g Fiber * 0 oz Water
-74 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Sun:
3047 cal * 153g Fat * 46g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-932 cal Deficit * 2% Activities
 

Mon:
2445 cal * 125g Fat * 43g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-308 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

Tues:
2829 cal * 126g Fat * 38g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-545 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

Maria* on 02/05/2009:
It has stayed on my mind what you wrote to me...about resisting the urge to not take care of myself. Thanks. You have a very positive entry. I hope you have a wonderful, blessed day.


thinnside40 on 02/05/2009:
Biscotti!~ I am so glad to hear that you crochet!... I love to do it myself, but don't get much time to pick up the needle & yarn..... Anyway, the hearts you made? Was that recently from the pattern link of the phto I posted or some you have made in the past?... I want to make some to use as "coasters".....

Getting off the "path of eating too much" isn't as easy as saying it, I know...Best of luck to you!


thinnside40 on 02/05/2009:
BTW ~ You should show a picture of those hearts you made...Ya/No?... I would enjoy seeing them!


YepItsMe~ on 02/05/2009:
Seems like quite a few of us have been on the path of eating too much~The good thing is realizing it tho...you'll get back on the right track before you know it!

Just curious~what does it mean when you put the line thru your exercises? Does that mean you've done it for the day and that's like crossing it off your list?? Just curious!

Have a great day!


mcwoo40 on 02/08/2009:
Thanks for your comment,I seem to be getting into the swing of things now.Have a great sunday,Julie


thinnside40 on 02/10/2009:
Ya know my friend... All the while I was typing my "rant" this morning.. All I could think about was "siscotti" and a comment that she may give to offer a bit of a "wake up call" to thinnie....... I know where I am failing miserably, as far as standing up for "me" & realizing that this journey is something I have to realize (have, but have forge=otten a bit) is going to be the remainder of my life.... ups/downs are going to come/go, it is WHAT I do with them at their point that matters.....

You are more of an inspiration to me that you will ever know & I'm so thatnkful that you remain @ DD for many reasons...

P.S. I've been looking @ that "heart" pattern... I ummmmmmmmmmm have trouble reading directions..I'm a visual learner.... Ugh......

Good Day!


thinnside40 on 02/10/2009:
"biscotti"


thinnside40 on 02/10/2009:
Thanks for the link..... I will tell you (and probably will sound like a typical "depressed person") that I have wuit taking the Budeprion XL about 1.5 weeks ago... I had a new Rx to fill and last week when I went to pick it up, it was $145 (total bill with my Synthroind & Vit D 50,000IU)...$25 without it.... Jen was mentioning the $4 WalMart program... Anyway, I had decided to not take it anymore, even though my deductible would of been almost met had I purchased it.... I was doing so well in this journey before I began taking it, but felt evened-out in the "desire to do" and caring about other things that had went by the wayside....I have an uncle in a mental insitution (30+ years), due to nervous break-downs, a g'ma who is a nervous tick & now my mom's diagnosis.... I have always known I was "mental" and am not making light of a mental disorder... I just get tired of "chemicals" to make me feel 100% normal.... Getting back on track with eating andn ow my house is in order (99%), I feel better mentally... I will discuss this with the Dr. come April... She told me what I was going through was most likely "hormonal" fluctuation and thus with the list of other things to talke to her about this will be another to add..... Iodine, Thyroid, Cholesterol, Hormones, etc.... The Wellbutrin did nothing for my horrible mood swings (which that was my main goal)... I am a "witch" come 3-4 days of the month.. I hate that!...

Look forward to reading your next entry to see how successful you have been (hint hint..wink wink)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 31, 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)


For my activity: Walk 15 min

Yesterday I only got in my planned walk. And my new routine (9 days in a row so far, which includes today) of getting in a short walk first thing--10-20 min--is going well! I had to navigate away from the icy street the other morning--but I did fine! I thought of just letting my dog pull me across the slick, but didn't want to end up on my bottom!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Eat! Exercise! Focus! Enjoy!


3113 cal * 113g Fat * 33g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-968 cal Deficit * 2% Activities
 

thinnside40 on 01/31/2009:
Do you have a BIG dog?

Congrats on the "gettin' it in" for 9 days.....

Eat! Healthy..... Exercise! Faithfully.....Focus! On Positive Things..... Enjoy! Every Breath We Take.....

Thanks biscotti!!!!!!!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2009:
great job to you.


selina on 02/01/2009:
Icy streets are terrible for walking, be careful and stay well. I hope you'll get warmer weather to clear those roads...


Justine6Robert3 on 02/01/2009:
Great job sticking to your new routine Biscotti! I think even a little bit of exercise first thing starts your day off right! Good thing you didn't let your dog pull you on the ice...might have hurt your "bottom" although the dog likely would have enjoyed pulling you along :0) What type of dog do you have? My kids are begging for a dog and we're thinking about getting one in the spring but we have to stick to the hypo-allergenic kind because my son't allergic! This kind of rules out all of our favourite "large" types of dogs. I'm sure with some research I can find a dog that's right for us all!

Hope your enjoying your week-end!


Justine6Robert3 on 02/03/2009:
Your dog sounds lovely....I can't wait until we get a puppy of our own! It's not just the kids that want one, it's me too :0) I grew up with pets of all kinds! My sister and I had everything from cats and dogs to gerbals, rats, rabbits, snakes, tree crabs lol....just to name a few, nothing was really off limits as far as pets went in our house :0)

It seems that most dogs enjoy the climate here...they all seem to have a blast playing in the snow. As I'm typing this there is a lady walking her two dogs on the trail behind my house and they look so happy bouncing around in the snow :0) Thank-you for the subgestion, poodles really are the best option for anybody with allergies to dogs! I had a poodle that my parents got when I was about 11 yrs old and my hubby and I actually took him with us when we got married and bought our first home together. I loved my poodle, however my husband also grew up with a poodle and he's not a huge fan of the breed. My dog had the most amazing temperment, he was a fantastic dog...I still miss him! We were looking into mixed breeds like "Goldendoodles" (golden retriever and poodle mix) and "Labradoodles" (lab & poodle mix) Depending on their coat classification you can get these breeds with "hypo-allergenic" none shedding coats. They also come in different sizes depending on if you want a lap dog, medium size or larger dog. There's is a breeder near us that breeds these dogs so it's something we'll be looking into. I hadn't heard about these mixes before but their our several of them in our neighbourhood....they're really gorgeous and apprently have great temperments for kids. I just want to be absolutely certain that my son is not going to react to whatever dog we choose because I would hate to get a puppy and get attached to it and have to give it up....not fair to the dog or us :0(

As for the physical issues I'm having they actually are very real. Maybe the way I worded my entry made it sound differently but infact I have a very real condition that is in no way related to the "depression" thing. Although I often get physical symptoms and problems that definetly do relate directly to the depression and my being physically and mentally worn down. The antibiotics I'm on are doing fantastic to the healing process so thats great. I'm still feeling really tired out though at the moment so I think I'll take the rest of the week to just catch up on things and try to get well rested.

As for the anti-depressants I haven't taken them and I'm doubtful that I will. I really do hate feeling as you said "flat". Though I go through boughts of serious depression and it makes me feel really low and sad, they're are also the times were life is fantastic and I love it with a total passion....which includes alot of laughter and good times. I need to laugh and without that what do we really have. Going on pills that make me feel numb is simply not an inviting option for me....

Thank-you for your comments and I hope your having a terrific week :0)


Genesis on 02/03/2009:
Congratulations on sticking with the new routine!!! My dogs love the snow and ice too! Its so funny that they want to be outside more in the winter (when there is snow) than they do in the summer. Have a good day tomorrow!!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 29, 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)


We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. --John Updike

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 10 min; NordicTrack 23 min/2.2 mi
Wed: Walk 10 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (21 min/2.1 mi)
Thur: Walk 35 min; NordicTrack 42 min/4.4 mi; Bike Ride 22 min/3.5 mi

We got a modicum of  freezing rain and about an inch of sleet afterward--no power outage.

My calories are generally higher lately. I'm still not budgeting my calories. It's not that I don't care, I'm enjoying my food at the moment more than you could possibly know--haha:-) I'm not overeating/overfilling myself. I know I'll try to shore it up with a little more consistency again soon.

I still recomend the book Overcoming Overeating by Jane R Hirschmann & Carol H Munter to anyone who overeats, eats at night without control or thinks what they're doing is bingeing. It's not for everyone, but it really helped me get a handle on nighttime eating some years ago. I never had a problem with eating at night until I started paying attention to my food intake and realized it had just gotten out of hand--not to mention being miserably overfull alot of the time. I can't say there's an actual chapter on it, but the perspectives in the book did me a world of good!

There was a time when I didn't eat at night at all--and it wasn't something I thought about one way or the other!

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

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!


Tues:
1778 cal * 79g Fat * 54g Fiber * 84 oz Water
738 cal Deficit * 18% Activities
 

Wed:
2787 cal * 121g Fat * 53g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-526 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Thur:
3180 cal * 138g Fat * 52g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-809 cal Deficit * 21% Activities

mcwoo40 on 01/30/2009:
Have a great weekend,Julie



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 27, 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)


I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it. --Anne Lamott (in "Bird by Bird")

For my activity: Walk 25 min; NordicTrack 32 min/3.2 mi;
Jog 2 min/Walk 3 min x 4

Weight's the same on my weigh-in today.

My First Jog in Forever: I used the nifty interval timer on my watch. (A "repeat" amounts to an interval.) The first 2 minute repeat was like swimming through mud. The second was better, the third felt good and the fourth felt great. I knew my body didn't need to be pushed any more than that. I want to preserve my healthy limbs more than I want to jog at this point. So I'll be back out there on Friday.

And since I couldn't find my training schedule, the numbers should've been jog 2/walk 1 x 7, but I was running out of time and couldn't find it. Oh well, I'll work up. This has to be a gradual process for me at this age & poundage--haha--and after such a long break.

Didn't get in the Bike Ride. And we're under an Ice Storm Warning 'til tomorrow morning.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!


2375 cal * 131g Fat * 31g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-13 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

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

YepItsMe~ on 01/27/2009:
Thanks for the welcome back! I also want to work up to jogging and am going to go the same route you are~walking/jogging intervals~Good luck!!!!


thinnside40 on 01/27/2009:
Ice storm?!?!?!? Yuck!... We are "cold" here, but that's it....

Happy for you that you got in your jog/walk like you wanted to... I bet it did feel good!

Good Evening!


Maria* on 01/27/2009:
Hope you stay safe (and warm) if ice storm comes your way...


stringbean on 01/27/2009:
RYC- (RICE)- Thank you. I thought I was missing something! I did wrap it last night, and I'm keeping off of it and keeping it propped up. It *is* getting better though!

Good job on the running, and I hope the ice storm either misses you completely or is light. Those suck! When we lived in Arkansas a few years ago a big ice storm came through and we lost power for 9 days!! It was horrible!


selina on 01/28/2009:
Stay warm!


WI3 on 01/28/2009:
GREAT JOB!!!! So cool to see you are running!


thinnside40 on 01/28/2009:
Hey Hey my dear!.... Solicite me anytime!..... I can take it or leave it, but know that you have the best interest at heart (I hate that word interest most of the time, but not here).... THANK YOU! for what you contribute to my life!

ON another note, I read the other day where Maria had mentioned the "man" inuendoe (sp?).... I do plumbing,grouting,mousetrapping,wood cutting,tire changing,unclogging drains & assembling or fixing many other things and often suprise someone in need of a "man" that I CAN take care and they won't have to wait for my hubby to get home. hehehehehehehehe... Sometimes I do too much, but in the moment it's all good! BTW ~ I'm female!

Have a great Wednesday... AND again, THANK YOU!


thinnside40 on 01/29/2009:
RE: Applying again for $40 off ~ I tried to re-apply, but it gave me the "reject", due to already being registered as receiving our 2 @ this address... Figures huh.... It isn't going to kill us to not have one, but there was an ad in ShopKo today for one $50 ($10 in the end).....

Happy Friday!



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