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biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 30, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sun: Nothing
Mon: Walk 55 min
Tues & Wed: Nothing

We had nearly freezing temps a couple days ago, but today is just about spring-like with a south wind and it should be great weather with highs of 80�F for the next week at least!

On my weigh-in I'm up a pound--no measurements this week.

I'm letting myself off the hook again, which is my prerogative. (I'll try again next Monday.) I haven't been making time to do my tracking with Fitday on a daily basis, though I've been religiously writing it all in my notebook.

The one thing I know is that I need to get back to working out consistently. I just read an article about another study (in middle-aged women) that echoes what my experience has been. I could also lay off biting off more than I can chew on a daily basis--and I'm NOT talking about food--it leaves me mentally exhausted and feeling waaay behind!

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

Thinnside40 on 10/30/2008:
Give me the physical tired anyday, but mental tiredness wears me out.....

Best of Monday's to ya to get things in motion again.....


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/30/2008:
go biscotti! go, go biscotti!


Maria7 on 10/30/2008:
We have a freeze warning for tomorrow morning, the third day in a row! Feels like autumn quickly turned into winter!


thinnside40 on 10/31/2008:
Boo!


WI3 on 11/01/2008:
It has been freezing cold here and then we had a great sunshiney day yesterday and today..what a blessing! Don't bite off more than you can chew. Says the girl who does it all the time lol. Take care!


omahagrl on 11/04/2008:
I am on the phone now...thanks!


skinnyjeans on 11/04/2008:
I hope you're having a GREAT week!!!!


WI3 on 11/05/2008:
Just peeping in! HI!


thinnside40 on 11/06/2008:
Howdy!... Thanks for the back-up today... I'm usually not too hard on myself, just knew that I hadn't been holding up what I felt was my part of.... Could I say, an unspoken bargain so to speak?!?!?.... Had HB give me an upside to it as well......

Have a super Friday (weekend) biscotti!


greengirl on 11/07/2008:
Hi Biscotti. Hope everything with you is good. We have had a cold snap here in the UK. Woke up to a couple of frosts. Its raining again at the moment with more bad weather forecast for the weekend. Crap !! Hope you have a good weekend :)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 26, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Wed-Sat: Nothing

I'll just plan to get back into counting cals etc tomorrow. I had been writing my food down--at least until this past Thursday.

I counted only 15 entries for me in the last 30 days--that's not gonna cut it!

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

Go::Fight::Win!


2934 cal * 137g Fat * 14g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-676 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

skinnyjeans on 10/26/2008:
Good luck getting back on track with the calorie counting. Looks like you're still doing great with all the excericise! :)


thinnside40 on 10/26/2008:
we ALL have room for improvement....That will never change......Hang in there!


selina on 10/27/2008:
Go, fight, win! Yayy!

I have a nordic track in the garage with a missing pin.... lost in our last move. do you know of nordic track doctors...


Maria7 on 10/29/2008:
I know it is SO EASY to get 'offtrack' when I don't count calories and also when I don't do as many entries here, too! Thanks for your encouraging comment to my yesterday's entry. I wish you well that you have a very blessed day today!!!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 22, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Mon: Walk 22 min; Jog 12 min/Walk 8 min
Tue: Walk 62 min; Bike Ride 11 min/1.3 mi

I was down a half-pound on my weigh-in yesterday. I'm still in a sort of rebuilding phase with all this and a few other things--don't know how long it will last, but every day is different. Not being too hard on myself is the name of MY game:-)

Monday evening I decided to pick my chin off the floor and do a very life-affirming 12-min test (cardio fitness). I made it 0.8 mi in that time, which for my age group gets a POOR rating/score of 1. It could have been worse--haha--if I'd only gone 0.59 mi (Poor/score 0). I didn't run all out and my HR only got up to about 150. I hadn't been jogging in quite some time, but I guess my fairly consistent walking made a difference. I'd like to do another test in about 8 weeks.

For my age group here's the range:
1.55 mi = an EXCELLENT rating/score of 100
1.31 mi = an EXCELLENT rating/score of 85
1.23 mi = a GOOD rating/score of 69
1.08 mi = an AVERAGE rating/score of 32
1.00 mi = a FAIR rating/score of 16
0.99 mi = a POOR rating/score of 14
0.80 mi = a POOR rating/score of 0
0.59 mi = a POOR rating/score of 0

Briefly, the calories s/b below 2000, the deficit SHOULDN'T be in red, the water s/b over 80, and the activities s/b about 20%.

Plan for today: Walk, NordicTrack

Go::Fight::Win!


2934 cal * 137g Fat * 14g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-676 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

skinnyjeans on 10/22/2008:
HEY - nice job with the 1/2 pound loss!!!! Congratulations!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/22/2008:
hello! you know, i must be playing the same game as you! bc i also know that being too hard on myself gets me NOWHERE.



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 20, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Nothing

I got in 1 of 4 activities yesterday.

I'm giving myself permission to skip the calorie counting for the last week--simply writing it down consistently (daily) was good enough this week--that's more than I had been doing. I'm not going to take the time this time! I'm going to weigh-in tomorrow. I'll start counting calories, etc tomorrow.

I'll be back Wednesday!

Plan for today: Walk, NordicTrack

Go::Fight::Win!


2937 cal * 131g Fat * 29g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-835 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

skinnyjeans on 10/20/2008:
Good luck at your weigh-in tomorrow! Go, Fight, Win! I like that!!!


Maria7 on 10/20/2008:
Hope you have a happy weigh-in!


WI3 on 10/20/2008:
Keep plugging away, the motivation comes from action. Of course you know that already =) Take care!


hoosiermama on 10/21/2008:
I hope that your weigh in went well this a.m. -- and thanks for the warm welcome and book referal! I am going to check it out when we go to the big library on Friday.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 19, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Wed-Sat: Nothing

I got in 1 of 4 activities yesterday.

I'll update calories/running calories, etc later. I have been writing down my food--I'm just a bit behind on the whole enchilada--haha! Mmmmm enchiladas sound good;-)

I'll keep that schedule (below) again, but who knows what I'll actually get done--I'm still not all that motivated, but I know my slump can't last forever!

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

Go::Fight::Win!


2937 cal * 131g Fat * 29g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-835 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

selina on 10/20/2008:
Thanks for the motivational comment in my entry, Biscotti, I appreciate it. I notice you are also in a slump.... you are right, this can't last forever. Stay well and stay firm!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 15, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.8 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 60 min

I got in 1 of 4 activities yesterday.

Briefly, on my numbers, the calories should be below 2000, the deficit SHOULDN'T be in red, the water s/b over 80, and the activities s/b about 20%. I don't like counting calories, but it puts things in perspective for me along with physically writing down my food/activities in a little notebook, which to me is a bigger part of this. Yeah it's obsessive, but I have kept off a certain number of pounds for a certain number of years and it works for me. YMMV!

I can't go without saying that at this point in my life, losing my mother has absolutely shaken me to the core. My feelings and reactions to her death are not what I thought I would experience AT ALL! And I'm really surprised I'm still posting here. It would have been easier to blow DietDiaries off and put all my weight back on plus more. (That could still happen of course.) I have friends, some who are a few years ahead of me, and they simply can't lose weight--some of them have convinced themselves they will never lose weight. It really is one of those things that if you DON'T think you can do it and you make a million excuses--well, you will more than likely fail!

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

Go::Fight::Win!


2937 cal * 131g Fat * 29g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-835 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

skinnyjeans on 10/15/2008:
Sorry to hear about your loss. Glad you are still here on DD! Keep up all the good work and diet and excercise tracking. You're doing great!


Donkey on 10/15/2008:
I apologize if I missed that your mother passed away. Please, accept my deepest sympathies. :-(


thinnside40 on 10/15/2008:
Sometimes in what we feel is the wekest moments we see where our strengths are as well.... Maybe you can see the reason for you not going back to 189 IS because you are a stronger person than you gave yourself credit being before now.... Grieving has no time limit biscotti and for you to continue striving for better health is only going to make your health an improvement in one shape, form or fashion..... At least that is how I have had to look at this..May die of who knows what, but don't want the remembrances of me to be thought of as one who didn't care about her health and overweight/obese when that day does come...

We have to at least try or we certainly can't gripe about the outcome.... Take 100% credit for the success or 100% blame for the failure..... What a choice huh?

Good Day to you and thoughts are with you in the tough times.....


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/15/2008:
what is the name of the book you always recommend i read???


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/15/2008:
i send my condolences for your loss. and i agree, it is VERY easy to think you are one of those people who'll NEVER lose weight - especially if you never have. luckily i know i can do it, it's if i want to!


WI3 on 10/15/2008:
I know that if I stop counting calories in and out and if I don't have a plan, it is very easy for me to fall apart. Not just diet wise but in other areas of my life as well. Sometimes it helps us to have something positive to focus on, a goal to work towards. Hang in there.


Maria7 on 10/18/2008:
Re: Counting calories...I didn't think I would on vacation but I am finding myself 'tallying up' calories as the day goes along, I'm so used to it. You would think this would be good, but 'knowing' doesn't prevent me from overdoing it with late nite snacks. (But I think all the hiking for miles will make up for the little amount of snacks.)

Take good care of yourself. You are loved and cared about.



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 13, 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 lately:
Sun: NordicTrack 25 min/2.4 mi; Bike Ride 11 min/1.8 mi; Walk 10 min
Mon: Walk 10 min
Tues & Wed: Nothing
Thurs: Walk 15 min
Fri: Walk 60 min
Sat & Sun: Nothing

My weight's the same this week (for last Tuesday's weigh-in). I'll do measurements tomorrow. Last week was not conducive to very much positive as far as I'm concerned. And I wasted alot of time to be fair!

Oh and my cal ctng ended on Tuesday--will try again this week.

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

Don't be too hard on yourself!


1653 cal * 76g Fat * 10g Fiber * 28 oz Water
549 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

thinnside40 on 10/13/2008:
Ha Ha...... You sound like me with the calorie counting...... Have a great week my friend...The "don't be too hard on yourself" right back at ya....


greengirl on 10/13/2008:
Here's hoping you have a good week this week biscotti. My calorie counting has been a bit hit and miss in recent months but I'm trying to do it every day at the moment. Good luck to us all !


skinnyjeans on 10/13/2008:
Have a great week and keep up all the great exercising!


skinnyjeans on 10/13/2008:
Have a great week and keep up all the great exercising!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/13/2008:
stop all this negativity. you should write something positive in every entry! and i know this is possible for you.

hehe, donkey's comment - WOT you are probably right on that! :)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Oct 05, 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)


We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. --Frank Tibolt

For my activity: Nothing

The reckoning begins tomorrow. It's pretty simple--my body likes 163 (or so) much more than I do! I did partially clean the kitchen--at least it should make it easier to finish today!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride

Don't be too hard on yourself!


1653 cal * 76g Fat * 10g Fiber * 28 oz Water
549 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

madreof6 on 10/05/2008:
I like your advice at the end, thats something I need to work on.


WI3 on 10/06/2008:
CONGRATULATIONS on attacking that kitchen! AND on the weight training!


mcwoo40 on 10/07/2008:
Hi,just passing to say hello.I'm sick of cleaning,then you turn around for it to be a pig sty again,groan!!


selina on 10/07/2008:
Hi Biscotti! Thanks for the nice comments and support of my weight loss progress, it means a lot to me and I really appreciate it!

I like the quote above, very much - it has a lot of truth to it. Good job on cleaning - one of my least favorite things to do. *sigh*

I know exactly what you mean by celebrities doing commercials abroad. I lived in Tokyo a long time ago when Arnold Schwarzenegger used to make commercials for instant cup noodles, of all things. He had clauses in his contracts that stated these commercials were NEVER to be shown on US soil! I don't blame him; these were pretty ridiculous commercials and would probably damage his reputation in the US.... You can see everything on youtube, nowadays, though.


thinnside40 on 10/07/2008:
I'm not rolling over and taking a beating this time.... Thanks for your words of wisdom.... I had planned on contacting the appropriate people, but not sure exactly when til today and I had your words ringing in my ears, along with the pain reminding me that this was not my fault (that's a change)........

Hope yer day has been a good one... I'm done with reading/commenting for today..Did very good (for me at least) in sticking with the limitation I have set for myself...

NightNight!


greengirl on 10/08/2008:
Hey Biscotti, that's a pretty inspirational quote !! Thanks for that, it gave me pause for thought :)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 04, 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: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (11 min/1.1 mi); Walk 25 min

Since I ran out of time and daylight (for the bike ride), I picked the most important out of the list for yesterday--so I still have to mow but only a little. Good to get the wt trng done!

I've sort of stepped back into a minor (feels like a dusty) funk. Nothing's really an emergency, so I'm acting accordingly--haha! My Circuit yesterday was very productive--among other things, I did a total of 52 pushups. Getting that done could be the reason I don't feel pushed. And as I said before, I don't want to push my limits and feel burned out. Six months from now I want this workout to be a foundation for once--my number one non-negotiable!

I will confess that the kitchen is a wreck, and I'm determined to transform it before I retire this evening, if even a little bit--yeah, it's that bad!

Plan for today: Walk

Don't be too hard on yourself!


1653 cal * 76g Fat * 10g Fiber * 28 oz Water
549 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/04/2008:
i LOVE pushups! they work to make you stronger in no time! :)


skinnyjeans on 10/04/2008:
Great job with the excercise! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. :) I should probably clean my kitchen too..... goodnight!


sleeepy on 10/05/2008:
Man, I've always looked up to you with your exercise. I wish I could do that. I did way back in the day be able to do 60 pushups. I have let myself go so bad that I am sooo weak and need to start off small again. formerly, starlight



biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 03, 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 54 min/5.7 mi; Bike Ride 18 min/3 mi; Walk 12 min

My two-day-don't-wanna-do-my-activity funk is over. I simply MADE myself get my activity done yesterday. (I hope I'm not entering a phase where this is the norm.) I've been getting plenty of sleep so I couldn't use that as an excuse to not do something!

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

Don't be too hard on yourself!


1653 cal * 76g Fat * 10g Fiber * 28 oz Water
549 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Moody2 on 10/03/2008:
Love how you MADE yourself do it...WTG!

Have a wonderful Friday!


skinnyjeans on 10/03/2008:
Thank you for the nice comment! I doubt I'll continue to lose this much..you always drop a lot at the beginning of a diet. I'm eating around 1200 calories a day, but I weigh 244 so that is not much for my weight...must be why I've lost quickly the first 2 weeks. I'm sure it will even out soon.

And great job getting back into your workout! Keep it up!


thinnside40 on 10/03/2008:
I probably had every bit of what you were going to say to me coming too.... Sorry if I have come across in any negative way, because I sure did not intend to offend anyone.... Just needed to air some feelings I had been feeling lately and of course, you see I did get comments for sure..... I can take it, just have enjoyed DD so much. But also need to realize I don't NEED DD so desperatly that it is taking over every moment I have free to leave or have a comment for whatever reason... Hope that made sense...

Sure have enjoyed you and will keep tabs....I will be watching..Promise!

Much wished success to you as well my friend!


greengirl on 10/03/2008:
I wish I was as strong as you are sometimes biscotti !! I need to make myself take the time to do some exercise but I keep procrastinating !! Hope you hav e a good weekend :)


WI3 on 10/04/2008:
I didn't do any exercise yesterday, and I don't think I am well enough to go to the gym today. I have a pilate's dvd but not sure that I even want to attempt it LOL. I get scared when I don't exercise every day because of the same reason! So anyway...how are YOU today? =)



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