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biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 28, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri-Sat: Nothing
Sun: NordicTrack 53 min/5.7 mi; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min/2.3 mi)

I had not done my wt trng for about 8 weeks 'til yesterday. Before that I had a string of 19 circuit workouts all on schedule. So my new goal is to surpass that by at least one.

So today begins a new count to end on 6.24.2008, which will be 58 days.

I pooped out on the challenge--I'm sure I'll pick one up again another day!

This article was interesting--especially if you need one more incentive to stop overeating: Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity--Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause. Of course someone will have to duplicate the study in humans to be certain.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


2026 cal * 84g Fat * 34g Fiber * 84 oz Water
794 cal Deficit * 22% Activities

Running Deficit: +794

thinnsidenotout on 04/28/2008:
Your holding your own!....Keep on keepin' on is about the best thing any of us can do...No matter how little or how much exercise...It does count for something....

As far as my walking despite the bumps~church~etc.... The walking is what gets me through the "toughness".....It is truly about 50/50 with the mental & physical benefits for myself...Others have their therapy of choice and couldn't stand to walk, but that is why we are called "individuals"...

Have a wondeful week!


maria777 on 04/28/2008:
Hope you have a wonderful week as well. Thank you.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 22, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon: Nothing

I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in today. On my measurements I'm down just 1/8th inch overall. Those don't mean all that much to me because I haven't done any wt trng for so long. (It's nice to say I'm down, but I know why--very little lean is happening here!)

I did a considerable amount of mowing, weedeating and cleanup on Thursday, but I'm not counting it toward my activity. I've tracked my food this past week, but this is not an update of that. Will have to do that later.

I was lazy and the week was crazy;-)

The challenge fell by the wayside, though I plan to pick it up starting tomorrow.

4-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-S) starts today with these daily goals:
1600 cal, 100 oz water, >25g fiber, at least 1 hr purposeful activity.

Plan for today: Airdyne, Circuit Workout, Jog/Walk

Don't give up!


2618 cal * 121g Fat * 17g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-222 cal Deficit * 5% Activities

Running Deficit (April): +89

smiley2 on 04/23/2008:
I like that one: "I was lazy and the week was crazy" :) Hope you are having a good day! Wx


Beth201P on 04/23/2008:
Congrats on the loss. Hey every bit counts....Have a wonderul day.


thinnsidenotout on 04/23/2008:
Isn't the weight you are now, at or past the goal marke that you had when I first started DD....I know you were within just a couple/few pounds, then you changed it...

Congratulations at any rate!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


shadetree on 04/23/2008:
Half a pound is half a pound...and while you may not consider it formal exercise, mowing and weedwhacking most certainly is exercise!:) Have a good one!


thinnsidenotout on 04/25/2008:
RE: Weight Training...I have a set of 2 lb. (or something like that) & 5lb. weights. I need to dig them out......I have also been doing some wall push-ups for my upper body...I learned a couple days ago when I put on one of my old bras in a hurry, that my "taloolas" are shrinking as well : ( I threw the bra away! As well as bagging up my clothes that now are too big...

I plan on measuring myself 2 weeks after initial measurement, cause I am back at the walking daily now....

Have a wonderful weekend and THANKS for the reccomendation on the book....


maria777 on 04/25/2008:
Congratulations on your 156.5!!! YAYYYY!!! FANTASTIC!!!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 15, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Everybody says it, and what everybody says must be true. --James Fenimore Cooper

For my activity: NordicTrack 15 min/1.5 mi

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

Didn't get in the walk yesterday.

4-Day Challenge (W-Th-F-S) starts tomorrow with these daily goals:
1600 cal, 100 oz water, >25g fiber, at least 1 hr purposeful activity. (I moved it up a day. This has turned out to be a bad day to be making decent food choices--to say the least!)

Plan for today: Walk

Don't give up!


2618 cal * 121g Fat * 17g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-222 cal Deficit * 5% Activities

Running Deficit (April): +89

thinnsidenotout on 04/15/2008:
Ahhhhhhhhhh.......You lost another .5 pound.....I sure Hope I didn't find it and it shows tomorrow in MY weigh-in.....

Have a great evening! Your getting back into the groove. So to speak.... : - )


Beth201P on 04/15/2008:
Hey every bit counts on weight loss. Keep it up. Have a great nite.


thinnsidenotout on 04/16/2008:
Thanks!.....

We WILL get there, whether it be 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 at a time, etc...etc....but WE WILL GET THERE Eventually!


CritterMom on 04/17/2008:
Woohoo on that half pound!!


horn_of_plenty on 04/21/2008:
I just looked at your weight chart and you have been superb!! Wow. It shows a complete downward loss throughout this year. That's progress.


maria777 on 04/21/2008:
Hope you're having a wonderful day!



biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 14, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Fri: NordicTrack 14 min/1.3 mi
Sat & Sun: Nothing

So-so last few days!

I picked up tree limbs for about 45 min Saturday, which doesn't count toward my activity.

Planning for a 4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F) starting tomorrow with these daily goals:
1600 cal, 100 oz water, >25g fiber, at least 1 hr purposeful activity. Gotta get something going around here!

I still haven't decided to count mowing toward my activity numbers. Besides the walking-pushing-pulling (though it's self-propelled) it's not the healthiest thing to do!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


2413 cal * 85g Fat * 26g Fiber * 0 oz Water
74 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Deficit (April): +124

Progress as of today: 31.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 04/13/2008:
Thanks for coming to my defense....

When comes time to put those pictures on the bulletin board...I have my church key and will make sure that "my" photo will go missing... There are advantages to being the church custodian and hostess.... : - ) I know that she will come back to me, but that will give the opportunity for me to TELL her that I really did not appreciate her "doing as she pleased" and disregarded my polite request of bypassing my "mug shot".... Our church is going through some major "upsets" right now and the best for me to do is to wait for the RIGHT time to approach her about it and I WILL! Oh, I WILL!!!... : - )

Have a wonderful day!


thinnsidenotout on 04/14/2008:
I shall dig out a tape measure and get to measuring this bountiful substance of mine... Not sure I will do it right, but at least I will be able to tell differences when there is any....

Thanks!


mmuraro on 04/14/2008:
Good luck with the challenge, thats great!


maria777 on 04/14/2008:
Picking up treelimbs for 45 mins sure sounds like a good workout to me!

Hope you have a good evening!


Beth201P on 04/14/2008:
It sounds like it to me. Have a great day and keep up the great work.


legcramps on 04/15/2008:
I would count mowing - you're still walking around, right?! Anyways, I would count it, but that doesn't mean YOU should count it. I like to cheat sometimes...lol.



biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 11, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 25 min/2.5 mi; Abs/Pushups 5 min; DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

A good day yesterday!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Possibly Bike Ride

Don't give up!


1687 cal * 44g Fat * 32g Fiber * 84 oz Water
861 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

Running Deficit (April): +69

maria777 on 04/11/2008:
Hey, that bike ride sounds fantastic! Have a beautiful day!


thinnsidenotout on 04/11/2008:
You are back on track looks like..Feels good doesn't it?....Glad your yesterday was good and hope for today to be the same or even better...

Have a good weekend!


Beth201P on 04/11/2008:
Have a wonderful weekend and keep up the great work.



biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 10, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 157.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Cheer up! The worst is yet to come. --Philander Johnson

For my activity:
Fri: NordicTrack 21 min/2.2 mi
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Walk 50 min
Mon: Walk 50 min
Tues-Wed-Thurs: Nothing
Fri: Walk 15 min
Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed: Nothing

I'm down a half-pound on my Tuesday weigh-in. I was down a half-pound last week as well. No measurements this week--I'll shoot for 1 week from next Tuesday.

Not doing any activity to speak of has been my choice as opposed to being overcome by events--haha! Of course I didn't intend to slack off this long, so it's time to put my nose back to the grindstone!

So here are my goals: Water 80 oz, count calories, etc and maintain at least a 1000 cal/day deficit. Scheduled Circuit Workouts otherwise no particulars for activity.

An average breakdown and yesterday's numbers as usual.

Plan for today: NTrack, Jog/Walk

Don't give up!


Averages for 3.28-4.8
2306 cal * 102g Fat * 19g Fiber * 30 oz Water
11 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

1446 cal * 68g Fat * 6g Fiber * 28 oz Water
762 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Deficit (April): -19

thinnsidenotout on 04/10/2008:
Ahhhhhhhh!!!!....Ya did it!....The horse moved on down the fence....

Glad to see your post and looking forward to seeing you SUCCEED!!!! Cause you will..... We don't give up!


maria777 on 04/10/2008:
Congratulations to you on your 157.5!!! YAYYYYY!!! Your calories plan looks REAL GOOD!



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 28, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Mistake, error, is the discipline through which we advance. --William Ellery Channing

For my activity:
Wed: NordicTrack 12 min/1.2 mi; Abs/Calisthenics 5 min; Walk 10 min
Thur: Nothing

Despite not doing all that much exercise on Wednesday--I actually needed the break yesterday. (Fifteen days of NOTHING was a really bad idea--haha!) Full speed ahead today!

Cals/Fat Grams: Fri::2476/125

So here are my goals: Water 80 oz, count calories, etc and maintain at least a 1000 cal/day deficit. Scheduled Circuit Workouts otherwise no particulars for activity.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


2352 cal * 100g Fat * 12g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-87 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Deficit (March): -11

maria777 on 03/28/2008:
Sounds like some real good goals!!! Congratulations to you for hanging on to 158.5!!!


Beth201P on 03/28/2008:
Good goals....keep it up. Have a wonderful weekend. (((hugs)))


mylifechanges on 03/28/2008:
hi biscotti! it's been a while- glad to see you're still doing well on all of your goals! have a great weekend!


mmuraro on 03/29/2008:
hey girl, glad you're back to working out. xo.


mcwoo40 on 03/30/2008:
Hope you are ok and fighting the good fight,take care,Julie


normajean on 03/30/2008:
I appreciate your concern but I am taking in enough calories for my body. I have done research and visited a nutritionist and I eat a required amount of calories for the day depending on how active I was. dont worry I eat.. some times more than I am supposed to lol


shadetree on 03/31/2008:
Hope I didn't speak out of turn...


crategrl on 04/01/2008:
Reno is 5 years old and is over weight. We should have done a better job with his diet and exercise but the vet also said certain breeds are more prone to this and pomeranians have as higher risk.


mmuraro on 04/05/2008:
hey, thanks for your comment. i see what you're saying. i have a history of low self esteem and of running away from any potential of relationship, afraid of being rejected. In other words, i have been protecting myself from getting hurt for way too long and this time i said to myself i was not going to do the same thing. If i break my heart, i will get over it with time. Honestly I don't generalize him as being 'the hot guy', the same way i don't want to be generalized as 'the fat chick'. I knew him for a year before I really started to hang out and get to know him and only them i fell for him, so I think this time it's worth it and i'll hang in here and see what happens. i know he is not where i am, or we would be probably engaged by now.. hehehe, but he doesn't really keep me at arms length either. Anyway, as long as I am not sad with this situation and as long as I have patient and we have good times, i will see where this goes. Of course if it's making me sad, I'll stop hanging out with him. In my head I am not good enough for him and this has nothing to do with his looks. And that's what I want to change in myself. And i am already, but it's a long process.

So, how have you been? You havent posted in a while. xoxo.


thinnsidenotout on 04/07/2008:
Hey you MIA!.... I just read your piggyback on my comment to BalloonLady... You are right..I used the word nutritionist, as I really do not know much about nutritionist/registered dietitions, nor their difference. I was just going off of what she had mentioned about seeing a nutritionist on Monday (today). I shall go do my homework on differences between nutritionist & registered dietition...

BalloonLady has her heart in the right place, but main concern is her health....and being able to go about losing the weight and not do damage to her organs... We really need to be a support!!!

Have a wonderful day...Looking for an entry soon..When you feel you should though....not because of anybody "dinging" you...


balloonlady on 04/09/2008:
Thank you for all you advice, you guys are SO Great! as far as the "supposed" anarexoia, I never believed I was, My family did'nt see me as normal, I exercised daily and ate mainly fruits and vegetables, eating around 800-1200 calories a day. But still she had me admitted to a childrens medical center in house treatment. I ran away after a 2 weeks, alot of the counslors did not think I was sick. It was just my families view of my life style, Maybe it is a mid west thing..the "If you dont put gravy or ranch dressing on it why eat it?" mentality..Looking back I was a little fanatical about it, But I was convinced I was going to grow up to be 400 lbs if I did not try harder, It looks like you have done wonderful. I wish you continued success!


thinnsidenotout on 04/10/2008:
Hey you!... Thanks!... I got a tingle when I saw it was you who left me the comment first today.. Glad to know you are keeping tabs on us....

I have done something similar to what you mentioned with the beans... Occasionally, I like to just let them cook all day and have the thick soup to add some veggies for over brown rice, but at other times I really like to just add them to salad or by theirself and the less thickness, the better... I actually put some Xtra Lean Boneless Pork Ribs in the crockpot last night to slow cook and am fixing beans today for our own version of "pork-n-beans" for supper tonight...

I know that no loss is perfectly fine and I will peak on Sunday @ the scale to see how I am fairing for next Wednesday..."Stale-Mate" to me is better than "Upping the Anty"...

Have a Wonderful Day... Your Wisdom in many areas is much appreciated!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 26, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.2 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues: Nothing

I'm up a half-pound on my Tuesday weigh-in. No measurements this week.

Despite having two >3000-cal days (the first in quite awhile--the 14th and 22nd) and the 15th day of no real exercise (for no good reason except sheer laziness), my big toe is still in the water:-)

I was looking for something else and ran across an article about The Biggest Loser the other day. Things I didn't know:
1) 250,000 people sent in videos to be considered for this latest show
2) the women eat from 1100-1500 cal/day
3) the contestants generally work out for 5 hrs/day
4) the producers admit that most of what happens in the course of a day is truly like watching paint dry
5) there's no magically mysterious thing happening--just intense isolated hard work with no frustrations of family life or work
6) the only reason it's still on is because people keep buying all the stuff it generates and watching it of course--it's now a multimillion $ venture
7) the contestants are closely monitored by a physician even after they go home (though it was pointed out that you or I would be hard pressed to find a dr who would recommend losing at the rate these people lose--one guy lost 30 pounds the first week in one season apparently).

I know alot of people like the show--I like Celebrity Fit Club for pretty much the same reasons, I imagine. I'd be interested, however, to know how many of the former BL contestants have had their gall bladders removed shortly after the show and how many of them have kept their weight down and are still eating right and exercising. (Rapid weight loss is a huge risk for gallstone formation.)

And now here's this "I'm gonna make you thin" guy. Well I looked him up and read a couple articles and he's essentially a hypnotist--a very rich one! He is a proponent of something called neuro-linguistic programming, which is quite controversial and of questionable benefit. Used to do comedy hypnosis stuff. He apparently helped Ellen Degeneres quit smoking recently.

Hell, I'd actually watch her show just to see her and all her smoking guests smoke--hell yeah I'd watch that! (There's just not enough smoking going on on TV these days--you'd think it was illegal or something;-)

Barack Obama could come back on and smoke instead of dance--so much for all the talk (at the time) that dancing on her show was going to hurt his political chances. Laura Bush and her daughters could come on and smoke. Rachael Ray could come on and chain smoke while making a 30-min meal--yummo! Paula Deen could eat butter AND smoke! (Those are all reported smokers--including at least one of the Bush daughters--don't know about the other one.) Ellen could teach others to smoke--like Oprah for instance. Hahahaha!

Anyway, I watched about 5 min of "I'm gonna make you thin" the other night where the guy (I liked his glasses:-) had the audience tapping body parts and humming. (It was just soooo condescending!) Yeah, DrPhil was going to get us all skinny and mentally healthy and DrOz was going to get us all skinny. And DrAtkins. (Seems that of the commercial diets, at least here on DDs at the moment, South Beach seems to be the one that sticks with people. Maybe I should try it:-)

The show reminded me of a 2-day corporate training course from a few years back. It was about training your memory. And I still have the tapes from it. The instructor was a somewhat charismatic guy who had us all do alot of stuff along with him. I used a couple of the techniques for a week or so, but I think it's one of those things you very much have to practice every day.

So I suppose this guy's tapping foolishness would work if you stayed with it. Maybe it's a good thing, I don't know. It reminds me of the behavior modification trend of the 1970s where you put a rubber band on your wrist and every time you had the urge to do whatever--smoke, pick your nose, pull your eyebrows out, eat a gallon of ice cream--whatever--you pull back the rubber band, let go and WHAP! The pain would remind you, "Don't do that, dammit!"

Anyway, I don't think I'd pad his bank account any more than it already is by purchasing his books. Go read the Wikipedia article--it's neutral. Where's the truth in advertising--tell us what's behind the curtain (like in The Wizard of Oz). If Paul McKenna is on something called "The Learning Channel--TLC," then tell all--don't make it look like an infomercial. That's what it looked like for those 5 min.

With all due respect for all of you from the UK--he's already done all this there, I understand. Isn't there still as big an obesity/overweight problem as there is here. Did he have ANY palpable impact on the problem in your country? (I wonder if you see people tapping themselves and humming in public--haha!)

But ya' know it's really all about money--he seemed so bored with the humming haha! I'm sure he'll soon be on Oprah's bandwagon and she'll be telling her viewers how she finally got down to a size 6 (or 4 or 2 or maybe even 0) with the help of this guy and he'll sell 3 trillion dollars worth of books. You know she must see herself in those pictures from yesteryear where she carts in a wheelbarrow of fat and wants that Oprah back! (And next year there'll be a DrPaul show since he has a PhD in something or other.)

I too want my a** to look like it did in 7th grade. (I have no idea how much I weighed.) I have a full-length picture from then, and I looked average for that time, to the best of my knowledge. I never thought about my weight or tried to wear any size other than the one I wore. It just wasn't an issue. My weight really wasn't an issue for me for decades. Judging from my current behavior, regaining my 7th grade bottom isn't going to happen in this lifetime. Right now I'd just like to keep it from looking like it did in pics of when I weighed in the 180s. At least I'm no longer in denial like I was then. (Well I'm in denial, but not about that--haha!) I guess I'm very lucky as well.

At the end of the day I can only change myself and from the 5 min of that show I saw, I don't think tapping body parts and humming when I actually feel like eating is going to do it for me. I need to move forward, but I still thank pinkus/pinkuspettuty (a diarist here) for mentioning the book Overcoming Overeating all those years ago. Something in it stuck for me and despite my calorie intake lately, I don't overeat or even come close to doing what others classify as "binge eating." I am powerless around certain foods still, and I avoid them for the most part. The jury is out as to whether that will change--when I go overboard with cookies, cake, etc it's more a function of the food being around rather than some sort of emotional trigger.

I do have alot of room for improvement and I do feel like I'm strong enough physically and mentally to progress and sustain from here. I always feel like I will prevail in this! For me I think it takes perseverance and hard work and maintaining a realistic attitude and goals. As an aside, one of the titles written by the "I can make you thin" guy is Change Your Life In Seven Days. Really!

I'm appalled that this "I'm gonna make you thin" ISN'T an infomercial--being on TLC causes it to have some legitimacy when it's total crap! (My opinion of course!)

Change is hard--stay positive!

Cals/Fat Grams: Fri::2234/108 Sat::3175/180 Sun::2095/23 Mon::1753/73

So here are my goals: Water 80 oz, count calories, etc and maintain at least a 1000 cal/day deficit. Scheduled Circuit Workouts otherwise no particulars for activity.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


2755 cal * 101g Fat * 25g Fiber * 17 oz Water
-465 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Deficit (March): -10

thinnsidenotout on 03/26/2008:
Howdy!...Perseverance, hard work, determination (reasons for that determination) and positive/realistic attitude are the best tools anybody can have...Just harder for some to find it ALL wrapped up in a nice package to make it work and come out on the winning end of the stick.....

Your very realistic and that is wonderful!...


thinnsidenotout on 03/27/2008:
Thank You biscotti!...... I re-read your entry again today...For some reason I bypassed the rubber band part yesterday... I had to say..You made me laugh...Some things just make sense and how obvious can some things be?... Easier said than done, as most of us know...but, at least we are ALL trying....Have to give the 110% though...

I must say the first 2-3 weeks here @ DD, I was'nt sure I was going to like you, but you have "grown" on me and I look very forward to reading your posts, when you do have an entry.... Keep up the good work and we can be proud of ourselves together...You much less further to go than I, but you had the head-start on me....

Have a wonderful day....


shadetree on 03/28/2008:
Wow - you had a lot to say! I love it when you get on a roll! You are right - my mother and I had a conversation about my losing weight, and how I did it, and she starting throwing out excuses as to why it wouldn't work for her. And I told her that it is simply a matter of hard work and self-discipline. She was a little stunned at that comment...

South Beach has worked with me, although I have found myself allowing a bit more unhealthy carbs than I should lately, so I need to refocus and get more veggies in. (Lately I've had jelly beans, more jelly beans, the cake from Easter, some chocolate here and there...problem with me is when I start eating the not-so-good, I can't stop eating them! As long as I don't start, I'm okay. Which is part of it - the cravings get triggered and it's a vicious cycle!) So I;m getting back to it, and will hopefully get these last ten pounds off!

Have a happy Friday!



biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 21, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Wed-Thur: Nothing

I shall be plunging into something to further my exercise goals starting today!

I caught the first two eps of the latest Celebrity Fit Club--I wondered what happened to AJ Benza. He was the host of the E! show Mysteries and Scandals, which I sort of got hooked on late in its run. Of course it pretty much focused on people who were mostly long dead, stars from the 1930s-60s. Even though that was just about 10 years ago, that type of show would probably be on The History Channel these days.

Anyway "Joanie" from Happy Days is also on it--Erin Moran. She's my height, close to my age, but she weighs 127#--just my kind of role model--hahaha--doesn't seem like she needs to lose weight--but she's unfit and wants to improve! It might be interesting--I can at least follow her fitness quest. (I need to focus on mine instead of watching mindless TV, but I can't resist this one.)

If you hate "Biggest Loser," you'll probably like this show. You get to watch out of shape people knock themselves out and it's sort of no-nonsense. But, it's still typical reality TV so it always has some ridiculous drama going on.

Cals/Fat Grams: Wed::2746/133

So here are my goals: Water 80 oz, count calories, etc and maintain at least a 1000 cal/day deficit. Scheduled Circuit Workouts otherwise no particulars for activity.

Plan for today: NTrack, Circuit Workout, Walk

Don't give up!


2432 cal * 150g Fat * 18g Fiber * 0 oz Water
8 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Deficit (March): +10

mmuraro on 03/21/2008:
Hey, did you have a fun birthday? I love your 'don't give up" message! :)


starlight on 03/21/2008:
Hey, I just realized your birthday was a few days ago. Happy Belated Birthday! I only saw the first episode of the latest Celebrity Fit Club. It looks like its going to be an interesting season.


thinnsidenotout on 03/21/2008:
AHHHHHHH....Where was I?......"HAPPY BB-Day!"...Today is my brother's 45th...

I might have to look up that show an take a peak at it one of these days....

Have A WONDERFUL weekend!


Beth201P on 03/21/2008:
Have a wonderful weekend. I think you are doing good.


mcwoo40 on 03/22/2008:
Hiya,sorry i missed your birthday i was too busy eating chocolate!!A happy belated one to you.I definately won't give up fighting the flab.have a great easter,Julie


shadetree on 03/22/2008:
Okay, I'm a loser...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been so busy at work and stuff, I didn't get here...I know, I know, excuses are like a**holes, everybody's got one. (that would be my husband's favorite line...)

Hope you had a fun birthday! I'll have to catch Celeb Fit Club - sounds like it could be interesting.

Have a great weekend!


yaz on 03/23/2008:
Sounds like you enjoy your celeb fit club... good stuff to watch! Keep up the good work!


greengirl on 03/23/2008:
Hey Biscotti, i'm sorry I missed your birthday but I'd like to wish you a belated Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day :). OH Happy Easter too :)


starlight on 03/24/2008:
Hi. I guess I'm a little confused about the vitamin C. Its one of the restrictions bc it irritates the bladder. I did however just read about supplements for it like allergy C and buffered C crystals that shouldnt irritate the bladder. I dont know I guess I'm just skeptical that vitamin C could replace damaged lining of the bladder. I mean, I tend to get a lot of vitamin C as it is, but I admit thats only with acidic beverages like orange juice that definitely make my bladder hurt. I am however at the point where I'll try anything even I dont have hope that it will actually work. for example L Arginine. My doctor told me to try that, but from what I've read its based on the theory that the body isnt getting rid of the ammonium properly. There are so many different ideas as to what could possible cause IC and this L-arginine theory is only 1 of hundreds. Plus, you can get that amino acid from many different foods and therefor its naturally already present in the body. Why buy it? Thats just one of many examples. But, I'll look into how much the vitamin C supplement costs. I really appreciate how much you've looked into this for me. After dealing with doctors who treat me like crap in my opinion, its so nice to see that there are people out there who do care and want to help.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 19, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 158.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.1 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Tues: Essentially Nothing
Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues: Nothing

Oh, how fun!

It's My Birthday--Again!

Oh well, I started my circuit all those days ago--did about three-quarters of my pushups and then had to switch gears and do something else. I moved furniture while doing some spring cleaning (and regular cleaning). Actually alot of it. It's all good!

Not doing myself any favors by not doing my wt trng or other stuff. I did take a short bike ride the other day and also picked up some tree limbs. Did alot of driving.

I screwed up my weigh-in yesterday--not on an empty stomach, so I was up--adjusting for the the coffee--1.5#, so kinda unofficial after a completely unproductive fitness week. I'll actually count the weigh-in next week.

Cals/Fat Grams: Wed::2051/62 Thur::2373/95 Fri::3054/131 Sat::2905/136 Sun::2511/117 Mon:: 2545/86

So here are my goals: Water 80 oz, count calories, etc and maintain at least a 1000 cal/day deficit. Scheduled Circuit Workouts otherwise no particulars for activity.

Plan for today: Walk

Don't give up!


2545 cal * 86g Fat * 17g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-280 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Deficit (March): +36

mmuraro on 03/19/2008:
Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Beth201P on 03/19/2008:
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear biscottibody59..Happy Birthday to you and many more.....Have a wonderful day!!!


MsKitty on 03/20/2008:
YAY ONE YEAR OLDER!!!! ha ha happy Bday


borntocry on 03/20/2008:
Happy Birthday!!

I guess now I know how you remembered that mine was around this time of the year... ;)


yaz on 03/20/2008:
Happy Birthday! One year wiser =)


feeleebubs on 03/20/2008:
Happy Birthday!!!!


CritterMom on 03/20/2008:
The furniture moving and spring cleaning definitely counts as a workout.

Happy Birthday to you!!


maria777 on 03/20/2008:
Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! Big smile to you!

Looks like you're doing fantastic at 158, too!

Spring cleaning is surely a good workout as well as moving furniture!



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