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biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 02, 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: Nothing

Got nothing done activity-wise. I will get it done today--I didn't feel the need to push yesterday. I'm still feeling out my limits since essentially all I did for a couple of months was walk. I'm skipping two days between full-body wt trng, and I don't want to push myself too far with anything I'm doing and risk injury--so far so good! Kind of a mixed bag, but the day is done and today is fresh!

I stumbled (it was mis-shelved) on the book Ultrametabolism by Hyman at the library the other day. It's sort of interesting--I scanned it for about 15 min--easy to understand as well.

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
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thinnside40 on 10/02/2008:
Thanks!... I doubt my g'ma will go home today, but be moved to where the nurse patient ration is 1/5... Whereas it was 1/2 in ICU.... My Aunt or Dad will be with her a majority of the day I am sure......

Looks like you are doing good at getting back into your groove of things gradually.... Much success to ya!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 01, 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: Walk 51 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (6 min/.6 mi); Airdyne 6 min/1.1 mi

Subbed a little time on the Airdyne for the planned bike ride. Not setting any records yesterday, but I got my stuff done at any rate:-)

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

skinnyjeans on 10/01/2008:
That is a lot of excercise! Fantastic! :) You'll feel great at the end ofthe day once it's all done.


thinnside40 on 10/01/2008:
At least you are moving.... Also following through with what you plan......Feels good I bet!


greengirl on 10/01/2008:
Keep up the good work Biscotti. You are doing great with the plan :)


Jen40 on 10/01/2008:
Wonderful exercise! WTG!


WI3 on 10/01/2008:
Congrats on getting it done! Yeah!



biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 29, 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: NordicTrack 22 min/2.2 mi; Bike Ride 27 min/4.5 mi; Walk 25 min

I used NTrack, rode bike, walked as planned (3 of 3).

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


biscottibody59 - Sunday Sep 28, 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)


In depression you care about nothing. In sadness you care about everything. --Gloria Steinem

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (16 min/1.5 mi); Walk 10 min

I lifted weights, used NTrack, walked as planned (3 of 3).

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

grumpy on 09/28/2008:
Good quote and even better advice in the end! xoxo


Maria7 on 09/29/2008:
Hi, Biscottibody! You are doing real well on your exercises! Hope you are having a real nice day!


WI3 on 09/29/2008:
I was reading up on the things you've been posting about friends and so forth. Sometimes I am that type of friend, and sometimes I am the rock everyone leans on. Quite frankly, I'd rather be the rock..but when I am the rock too often, I become the emo friend lol. My sister pointed out to me one day that she has a friend who will call her and always start out with what a rough day SHE is having and how everything is going wrong in HER life, and carry on a lengthy conversation...and then just when my sister is ready to share details of her life, this friend has to go. It made me think about how I approach people, do I ask them FIRST how their day is going or do I rush to blab about mine? Sometimes I find that I don't want to talk about my life, and it feels better just to listen to everyone else. But it is a hard thing to go through. I hope you find a friend that will ask you first how you are doing and not be so quick to unload on you. Especially as you are going through your grief.

By the way..how are you? =)


greengirl on 09/29/2008:
Well done on keeping to your daily plan yesterday and good luck with todays :)



biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 27, 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)


Power is the strength and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another. It is being able to place a circle of power at your own feet and not take power from someone else's circle. --Lynn V. Andrews

For my activity: NordicTrack 53 min/5.6 mi; Bike Ride 15 min/2.5 mi; Walk 10 min

I used NTrack, rode bike, walked as planned (3 of 3). Oh, I also bathed my doggie--a major workout in itself!

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

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 09/27/2008:
haha, great quote and good statement at the end, too! :)

today was a great day for you...nice amount of cardio! :)


thinnside40 on 09/27/2008:
Great Day!..... My doggies need a bath (and trimming) too... That alone is a day's job in itself.....

Good Night's Sleep to you!


thinnside40 on 09/28/2008:
Aha....Got it...Thanks!..Never knew about the "full quality" option..Learn something new everyday!

Good Day to you!



biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 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: Walk 66 min; NordicTrack 21 min/2.2 mi; Bike Ride 18 min/3.0 mi

I walked, used NTrack, rode bike as planned (3 of 3).

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

greengirl on 09/27/2008:
You have inspired me ! I'm going to get one of my machines out and do a bit on it while watching the TV tonight. Well done with your plan for today :)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 25, 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: Walk 56 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (23 min/2.2 mi)

I walked, lifted weights, used NTrack as planned (3 of 4).

As for the friend mentioned yesterday, I wouldn't call it toxic, but it's not an optimal friendship either. I was venting, but I'll certainly keep in mind that we shouldn't put up with abuse in life, friendships included. I don't see this friend as abusive, she's not a liar, she's not out to get me, she doesn't use me except as a sounding board. She is, however, teetering on the brink of what I think is a full-blown emotional breakdown. I don't think she knows how fragile she is, or maybe she does. And again it's one of those things that she would probably deny--it's her life!

The bottom line is that I only talk to her when I want to--when I feel up to it. (I know all too well what I'm going to get--as I mentioned.) Obviously I get some enjoyment out of it. I'd certainly like to help her, but she either sees how bad things are and doesn't want any interference because of pride, or she doesn't see how bad things are. We don't really want help--we want someone to listen. I firmly believe that as adults we have to come to realizations mostly on our own. No amount of hearing about someone else's experience and even applying it to our own life really brings change in us.

I have thought that I'm even hindering her--thus my plan to keep her at arm's length for a couple of weeks.

I walked away from a truly toxic "friend" a number of years ago. That friend tried every way she could to drag me back. For years. I never had a confrontation over it with her either. The other person gets it or not. From my standpoint she has no choice because I have no intention of having anything to do with her. She tried to drag me back yet again just recently. She called my cell phone and if I'd had her name programmed in, I wouldn't have answered it--but I had no reason to have it programmed. I looked at the number and thought it was someone I actually wanted to talk to. Well that conversation was nothing but the same ol' same ol'--what a surprise;-)

To this day there are things I miss about our friendship, but those remembrances are from sooo many years ago--we were friends for nearly 30 years. So much history/fond memories there, but it's not worth what the friendship became in later years.

It just dawned on me--to her credit she hasn't called me again!

A history and projection of my personal BMI (Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)):
189 = 32.4 (obese BMI)
174.5 = 29.9 (start overweight BMI)
155.5 = 26.7 (overweight BMI)
149.5 = 25.7 (still overweight BMI)
144 = 24.7 (normal BMI)

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

thinnside40 on 09/25/2008:
3 out of 4 ain't bad...Ain't bad at all......

Agreed that we must want to change before we really can...Nobody else can make us want to, no matter how hard one may try.....

Have a wonderful evening!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/25/2008:
speaking of someone to listen, that is actually one of the aspects of DD, wouldn't you agree? i like your saying, don't be too hard on yourself. damn that's hard. :(

you are sometimes pretty hard on yourself too, but it seems to work for you. we are all so different. one thing we must all try to do is be positive. yes, challenge yourself, but that is definitely different from being negative. wow. need to work on that! thanks for your comment. i will look into the book...hopefully i can borrow it from the library. maybe order it from amazon.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/26/2008:
good questions on my entry from you. basically, most of my binging habits are done at home when it does happen. almost always with a few occasional slipups somewhere else. the food is not mine and my mom gets VERY angry when she sees I've had something that she considers hers. she is good at eating only a little of something but i cannot. when things are sitting around for awhile, i'll eventually give in. we had a lot more junk food lately in the house because of a funeral and people brought over tons of treats which have lasted since the middle of the first week of september! i have identified that most of my binging is due to my own insecurities as well as lonliness. as well as probably a few other issues.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/26/2008:
i can relate to your feelings on having a toxic friend around. i steer clear too. had a friend back in high school and the friendship ended before we even graduated. she wanted to hang out again but i never will unless it is with MANY others or planned way in advance. i'll never think of her as my friend, but rather an acquaintance. friendship should be reciprocal, not one sided! :)


greengirl on 09/26/2008:
Cheers for the welcome back, biscotti. I've got a lot of catching up to do. All I can say for certain is 'here I go again' :) Have a good weekend !



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 24, 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)


I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something. --Mitch Hedberg

For my activity: Walk 21 min; Bike Ride 22 min/3.1 mi

I walked and biked as planned (2 out of 3). Yesterday was 100 days since my mom's death. Coincidentally it was also the anniversary of my father's passing (more than 30 years ago). I used to think people who counted like that were just silly. Why keep reminding yourself. Stuff happens in life. People die. Things stir the cauldron of our emotions and bring crap to the surface that should have stayed down in the bottom of that fu**ing cauldron.

I'm one more member of the walking wounded. I'm not depressed, but I'm vulnerable like I've never been in my personal living memory. It's like living in a foreign country and not knowing the language. And there is one friend with whom I am cutting communication for a couple of weeks (to start with). It's not that I don't want to listen to her personal tribulations. Her issues are beyond me and the little common-sense that I know how to practice. And I've started giving unsolicited advice (thinking it might anger her and get her moving), which really is selfish on my part. (I only give unsolicited advice to people when I get really angry about something they're telling me.)

Yeah, she has major health issues that have made it so that she's probably going to be on many pharmaceuticals 'til the end of her life. She's obese (bordering on morbidly obese). Though she should have been, she has received no counseling on keeping active (mowing the lawn once a week just isn't going to cut it I'm afraid) or changing eating or alcohol consumption habits. I guess what drove me over the edge, among other things is that now she believes she can't lose weight because of the medications.

I sort of became her personal counselor in a way. And she's one of those people who can't seem to get it all out. Just when you think she's gotten it all out--don't look now--here comes some more. She thrives on her "control freakedness" in her job, when she ACTUALLY needs to be a control freak with her life and most especially her health. She can sit on the phone with me for 2 hours but can't be bothered to walk her dogs to the end of the street and back daily, much less weekly. And she's been to a therapist. I'm not a therapist. She pulled punches when she was in therapy, so it was useless. I'm just tired of it!

Getting back to me: it's getting better--the grief (believe it or not)--despite memories and random things that strike me and bring me to my knees emotionally--sort of like someone bending your little finger back until you can't take it anymore. I'm ready to say enough! On the other hand I have been more productive (than I thought I would by now) in handling the aftermath/settling the estate, etc.

What helps me is actually physically writing in a journal. Or even typing (spewing forth) into MS Word and then printing it out and re-reading it. Either way, writing or typing, it calms my brain. It takes time, but it's worth it! My terribly afflicted friend would laugh if I suggested that to her--sorta sad 'cause she's a really good writer:-)

A history and projection of my personal BMI (Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)):
189 = 32.4 (obese BMI)
174.5 = 29.9 (start overweight BMI)
155.5 = 26.7 (overweight BMI)
149.5 = 25.7 (still overweight BMI)
144 = 24.7 (normal BMI)

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

Don't be too hard on yourself!


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

thinnside40 on 09/24/2008:
Hey you!..... Your best to go ahead and get other people's toxicity out of your life A.S.A.P.... Being a friend is one thing, but taking one's burden is another..Hard to seperate the 2..I know oh too well!!!!.....

It took me well over 5 years and still do have difficulties when a song, memory, date come to mind of my mother-in-law or g'pa (died 1.5 years apart) to not shed a tear or just sit and sob.... There is no time limit on one's grief or pain and to just let go is a healthy thing to do.... Those tears don't have to be sad ones, happy ones do happen and make us be thankful for what we DO have in the moment.....

Best of days to you...Thank you so much for just being "you".....


kzirkle on 09/24/2008:
Thanks for the awesome link about mercury retrograde. And I definitely feel your pain about coming to the realization that your friendship is toxic. Bottom line though: do what's best for you... take care of you first.

p.s. I love Mitch Hedberg!!!


Maria7 on 09/24/2008:
We love you and are glad we can be here for you, Biscottibody. As to your friend, I had a friend that I loved and still do but had to distance myself from her cause for years, she would come over very often and rehash the same thing over and over and over and when I offered advice, it was ignored and I was just used as a 'sounding-board'...I still love my friend but do not see her often anymore though we are still friends when we do see each other.

I will be praying for you...take care of yourself, dear Friend. ~Love, Maria



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 23, 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)


Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear. ---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For my activity: Walk 52 min

No change for my weigh-in. As for measurements, I'm down one-eighth inch overall from a month ago. I walked as planned (1 out of 3).

A history and projection of my personal BMI (Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)):
189 = 32.4 (obese BMI)
174.5 = 29.9 (start overweight BMI)
155.5 = 26.7 (overweight BMI)
149.5 = 25.7 (still overweight BMI)
144 = 24.7 (normal BMI)

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

Progress as of today: 27.5 lbs lost so far, only 18.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 09/23/2008:
Good on the walking! Smile!


Moody2 on 09/24/2008:
Love your opening quote!! And your ending one as well!! Both are so true and we need reminded of that from time to time~

Great job on your walking!!



biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 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)


You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now. --Joan Baez

For my activity lately:
Thur: Walk 10 min
Fri: Walk 13 min
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Walk 13 min

Plan for today: Walk, 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 09/22/2008:
Whew!...Powerful statement..... Shall ponder that one for a while....

Good Day to you!


uncgrad2001 on 09/22/2008:
Hey...How are you getting your BMI measured?? Are you going to the doctor or doing it yourself??


mcwoo40 on 09/22/2008:
Glad to see you back again.I like that moto "don't be hard on yourself" too true,bye for now Julie


thinnside40 on 09/23/2008:
Hmmmmmmmm.... That statement you have that I said I shall ponder for a while, sure IS coming into play now isn't it?....

Thanks for your comment..... I am going to be doing plenty of research and have in the past on that Crestor to refuse to take it.....Plus will research the other things she tossed out at me yesterday before ingesting anything "chemical compound"...... I will definitely come to you & let ya help me out in research if I get stumped or to see if you may have any other info than I come up with.....

Good Day to you!



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