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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 10, 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 22 min

I happened to get out for the walk just as it started drizzling, by the time I got home it had turned to freezing rain. The wind and premature darkness owing to the storm kept me from staying out any longer. Nope it's not as cold as some have it--nowhere near. It was cold but sunny out today and it's gonna be in the 70s by the weekend. Though I've never experienced it, I would suspect being in a deep freeze is highly overrated--haha!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Cheers to you all!

Justine6Robert3 on 12/11/2008:
Thanks for the encouragement and it's good to be back! I peek in every now and then and your almost always on the list when I do....your soooo dedicated, that's great! I should follow your example! I'm soooo envious.....I would LOVE some sunshine...70's sounds heavenly right now!!! We just recently moved into a new city and home and one of my new neighbours moved here from Texas about 1 yr ago. Her husband is in the Military so they've moved around alot but she said she really misses Texas.....I bet she misses the weather too.....especially right now, it's REALLY cold out there today!


skinnyjeans on 12/11/2008:
You are a trooper out there in the bad weather! :)



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 09, 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 16 min; NordicTrack 53 min/5.6 mi 

I'm down 2.5 pounds on my weigh-in today. No measurements--maybe next week!

So Oprah admits to weighing 200# and eating whatever the hell she wants since ???. And she's going to have to get a big ol' dress for the inauguration. And her thyroid is to blame as well. Sucks to be Oprah--haha!

Really I could not care less how much she weighs--and I'm so cynical that I don't think her announcement is about anything but having yet another series of shows/books/craptobuy about how now that she's 54 she's got "the answer" to everyone else's problem. Blah, blah, blah . . .

Plan for today: Walk

Cheers to you all!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/09/2008:
i guess you're about to write! have a good day biscotti. after reading your previous entry, it sounds like you are doing well!


thinnside40 on 12/09/2008:
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!... Can I blame my low thyroid for eating whatever I want too?

Congrats on the 2.5 drop!...... You got it goin' on...... YaY!


selina on 12/10/2008:
Hey Biscotti, thanks for the uplifting comment and for your vote of confidence - it is always nice to hear positive comments. I hope you are having a great day. I'd love to have a dog to accompany me in my walks... you are a lucky one. Cats are fun but they wouldn't join me in walks, hehe.. Lastly, Congratulations on the 2.5 loss, that's a lot you've accomplished!



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 08, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.0

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


The time is always right to do what is right. --Martin Luther King Jr

For my activity lately:
Wed: Walk 70  min
Thur: Walk 16 min
Fri: NordicTrack 51 min/5.6 mi
Sat: Nothing
Sun: NordicTrack 52 min/5.6 mi; Walk 55 min
 

Yeah I got that walk in last Wednesday:-) I've been watching it closely foodwise and have been pretty active.

Plan for today: NordicTrack, Walk

Cheers to you all!

skinnyjeans on 12/09/2008:
Looks like you are still the workout QUEEN! Good job!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 03, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.0

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


For my activity: Walk 60 min

Plan for today: Walk

Cheers to you all!

thinnside40 on 12/03/2008:
Yippeee!!!! Your down by 2 & you got a walk in..... I'm jealous!... You worked for it though and it's yours to have.....

Have a great evening!


kzirkle on 12/04/2008:
Thanks for the heads-up. Any tips on how to pull myself out of this funk?


mcwoo40 on 12/04/2008:
Well done on your weightloss biscotti,Oh i was meaning to ask you are they an american brand of biscuit???Keep it up,and have a great weekend,Julie


kzirkle on 12/05/2008:
Hmmm I went to CVS and now that I think about it, they did ask me if I had questions. But like, if I don't know that steroids have side effects, then how would I know to ask about them, you know? I guess this is just a learning experience because now I'm definitely going to ask about the side effects every time I get meds.

Thanks for the help! :)

My old college roommate has SAD, so I definitely know what that entails... not fun for sure. People make fun of that disorder but seeing a friend go through it, I totally believe it's real. Anyway, hope you have a good day and a great weekend.


WI3 on 12/05/2008:
Hope you got your walk in!


selina on 12/05/2008:
Thanks, Biscotti, I appreciate your words of support. It means a lot to me. Have a great weekend.


thinnside40 on 12/06/2008:
Treadmill ~ Yes, the loaner went back... I enjoy the Gazelle much better... I tried both each day for a bit and came to that conclusion, plus the fear of something going wrong with someone elses property had me on edge all the time... I think May have to resort to just joining a gym and see what I can do with it..... Would allow me time out of the house, which I feel bound to so much of a day... The mentality factor is the worst for me... That is why the walking did so much.... Freedom from everything that loaded my pea brain.....

Have a great weekend... I'm off for a walk in just a bit... Thanks for your "warranting" of a treadmmill... The Gazelle will have to suffice budget wise right now though.... I was walking in Feb of this year all bundled up like a sho knows what & I WILL figure something out to get me outdoors.. I have to!.. Shall see where this boy I babysits schedule for pre-school will come in and may find a double stroller to take the other 2 out while he is at school.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 02, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.0

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


Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives. --Marilyn Ferguson

For my activity lately:
Tues & Wed: Nothing
Thur: Walk 51 min
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Walk 56 min
Sun: Walk 54 min; NordicTrack 54 min/5.5 mi
Mon: Organizing/cleaning 4 hrs

I'm down 2 pounds on my weigh-in. Since I only wrote down my food in my little notebook (no Fitday counting), I'm including weekly averages for water::32 oz/day and sleep::6 hours/day.

I've got all ingredients for one of the soups finally. 

Plan for today: Walk

Cheers to you all!


2975 cal * 124g Fat * 24g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-903 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

WI3 on 12/02/2008:
Congrats on the exercise!! And congrats on the weight loss! YEAH!


selina on 12/04/2008:
hey there, walking buddy! walking is my favorite exercise...



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 25, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 10 min 

I'm up 2.5 pounds. It is what it is. And it reflects my behavior of late, so I have no issues with the scale--it's very reliable--haha! I have to move on and improve on last week at the least. I was going to provide a rundown of my avg cals, etc from last week, but I pretty much know where the rubber meets the road. It's a waste of time unless I do it DAILY--note to self! I think I can improve on my water intake by alot as well.

I have recipes for a SweetPotato Tofu Stew and a Barley Soup to try. And I'll definitely make a Bean Curd (Tofu) Soup (it's very light) that I made years ago--it's great--I had lost track of the cook book it's in 'til recently.

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Airdyne

Cheers to you all!


 2975 cal * 124g Fat * 24g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-903 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

WI3 on 11/25/2008:
Just stopping by to let you know I'm reading and still supporting you!


thinnside40 on 11/25/2008:
Thinking about you this week.... Your recipes sound tasty! Big plans for Thanksgiving?

You aren't going to hit 170#.. I know you won't!


mcwoo40 on 11/26/2008:
Hiya,I have no willpower whatsoever and it makes me so miserable,just hope things buck up for the new year for us all who are straining,take care Julie


skinnyjeans on 11/26/2008:
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


thinnside40 on 11/27/2008:
Happy Thanksgiving thoughts and wishes sent yer way from Washington today!



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!



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