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biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 17, 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: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.1 mi); Short Walk

So I got in all my activity. I can't keep letting myself off the hook with the wt trng like I have this time--13 days between workouts--ridiculous! Two days is the scheduled number of days to skip in between them--I'll shoot for no more than 4 days at the most. Thirteen days--I couldn't even believe it--it's waaay too easy to make excuses for myself!

I looked again at the above paragraph and thought "this time"--it's good that there aren't too many old (been on DD >4 years) DDers here now--taking into account how many "this times" I've had--haha! I think Soonie and Crittermom and Maria* are about the only ones I've seen lately. At least by names I recognize--some have come back with new names--or I'm just not familiar with how long others have been posting here.

But what're ya' gonna do--gotta keep on keepin' on. It may seem tiring to start over every day (if necessary), but if it gets you the least bit healthier or keeps you from going up even one size, then quit giving up! Start changing it up--you're not getting any younger. It may suck for you to work out--make your peace with it or find something you can actually enjoy!

Onward and upward and all that jazz!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

2169 cal * 94g Fat * 10g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-185 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

thinnside40 on 01/17/2009:

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/17/2009:
yeah, no quitting! i do believe that our bodies do need more rest sometimes and we should give it that...but obviously 14 days is a bit much! and i am enjoying my weekend VERY much!

mcwoo40 on 01/18/2009:
Yes another attempt for me,and hopefully i will see this time through.Here's to another week,take care Julie

see_maw on 01/18/2009:

skinnyjeans on 01/18/2009:
I agree! It's good that you are taking note of your workout routine so you can monitor the areas you want to improve on. Good job!

WI3 on 01/19/2009:
I agree...no matter what, we have to keep trying to improve and move forward! You will find your groove!

rockingrobyn on 01/19/2009:
I'm slowly trying to get more finess into my life and make it a habit but it's a battle

thinnside40 on 01/21/2009:
Thanks!....I'll keep workin' at it... No matter how stinkin' long it may take.... You too!

selina on 01/22/2009:
Hi Biscotti! Thanks for checking out my diary! I hope you've been good and getting those walks in.... have a great day!

biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 16, 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)

The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. --Lady Stella Reading

For my activity:
Mon & Tues: Nothing
Essentially Nothing--Driving 3 hrs
Thur: NordicTrack 34 min/3.3 mi; Walk 26 min

I'm down a half-pound on my Tuesday weigh-in.

I completed the water goal for my 3-day challenge (now ancient history:-) (S-S-M: <2000 calories, drink at least 80 oz water and get my planned activity DONE!) Not a great overall result--I wish myself better prep and follow-through next time!'

I made oatmeal-date scones instead of my regular oatmeal--one is good--four is even better--haha! Really though I hadn't made them in awhile and they're probably out of my system for some time. Still no coffee--tea only--in the morning.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

2817 cal * 111g Fat * 33g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-804 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

2398 cal * 107g Fat * 27g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-366 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

2146 cal * 91g Fat * 37g Fiber * 28 oz Water
85 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

2466 cal * 115g Fat * 22g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-185 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

mama_nurse on 01/16/2009:
your doing great! have a wonderful weekend

see_maw on 01/16/2009:
Great Job! Have a super weekend!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/16/2009:
great job not having coffee! and those scones sound delicioso! i would also have 4, not 1. hehe, enjoy your weekend biscotti.

biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 12, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.5

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

For my activity: Walk 63 min  

I completed no goals for my 3-day challenge. (S-S-M: <2000 calories, drink at least 80 oz water and get my planned activity DONE!)

I thought I'd be over by a little more. I don't budget my calories, which is something I'm rethinking, though right now making this one absolutely huge change of no coffee (or other source of caffeine) for some period of time is enough of a big change for me--for now! Still on only 1 cup of one-teabag tea with lemon except for the one day I had the iced tea in the afternoon.

Oh and I guess the eating breakfast early is a big change as well--so far, so good!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circ Workout

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

2073 cal * 113g Fat * 24g Fiber * 56 oz Water
45 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

skinnyjeans on 01/12/2009:
Good planning..just keep up the good work and we are here for support! :)

greengirl on 01/15/2009:
Are you having withdrawal from the caffeine, Biscotti? That is a big change !! Just called by to say hello and wish you a good week :)

skinnyfatgirl on 01/16/2009:
You go girl!

abdab74 on 01/16/2009:
Oh, I don't know if I could ever give up caffiene! Sounds like a good plan for today...have a great weekend!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 11, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.5

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

For my activity: NordicTrack 43 min/4.7 mi; Walk 10 min 

I completed all goals for my 3-day challenge. (S-S-M: <2000 calories, drink at least 80 oz water and get my planned activity DONE!)

Finally! My def isn't red!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circ Workout

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

1862 cal * 85g Fat * 40g Fiber * 112 oz Water
400 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

grumpy on 01/11/2009:
Gongratulatios. What's your goal weight?

grumpy on 01/11/2009:
Sounds like a great goal. I think that is probably what my ideal weight would be too, but I will have to get there to see. For now I wanna get to 155, and then I will go 5 at a time and see if I am good with 150 or 145 would be best! xo

thinnside40 on 01/11/2009:
That solid color number category looks good on you!.....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2009:
good job today on getting everything accomplished - especially calories. because, well, you know calories are definitely what make the world go round when it comes to weightloss. :)

biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 10, 2009
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 167.5

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

For my activity: Nothing 

I'm scratching the Circ Wkt because the caffeine withdrawal is kicking my butt! What a way to find out I drink more of it than I thought, or that my body was more dependent on it than I thought! May sound wimpy, but I don't want to fall flat on my face this go 'round!

No activity again! So on my weigh-in I'm up 2# and I'm not shocked. That's about 8# away from obesity (BMI-wise). My normal weigh-in day is Tuesday, which will continue. I'm doing a 3-Day Sat-Mon challenge of <2000 calories, drink at least 80 oz water and get my planned activity DONE!

I cut my caffeine yesterday to one cup of two-teabag, highly squeezed, overly strong green tea + lemon. Then later in the afternoon I had a glass of raspberry tea (the premixed with sugar added kind)--I was really wanting a big ol' cup of coffee! It took the edge off of the craving, which is much better today. I woke up early this morning with a moderately bad headache--the caffeine withdrawal kind. So that's just one day, I have a poor track record for cutting down on caffeine for more than a few days, so time will tell.

So this morning I noticed that with no milk for my hot caffeine drink, I had to eat earlier. I'm used to leisurely enjoying my coffee as I get going and then having breakfast much later. Normally I'd drink 1-3 cups of coffee with milk, with that I'm pretty much good to go. (And I know that if GeeVee were reading, she knows what I'm talking about because she didn't eat her first meal of the day 'til later, though I don't think she drank her coffee with milk.)

Okay enough about that. Today I made my green tea with two bags, no squeezing of the bag! So I ate some cooked rolled oats + grd flaxseeds + a peeled apple and a dash of salt. I took my vitamins and I was fine as frog's hair:-) I'd like to go without coffee for the next several weeks--1 cup of green tea only (gradually working down to only one bag with no squeezing haha) and possibly a glass of iced tea with lemon only if necessary or if I just want it.

I was looking for a recipe to use up some cheerios--didja know they have added sugar. To watch the commercials you'd think they didn't. Not that I'm surprised. So I found a recipe for "Fried Cheerios," which are supposed to come out tasting sort of like popcorn. Then the one I'm probably going to use sort of sounds "popcorn ball-ish." The last one that sounded okay is similar to rice krispies treats.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circ Workout

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

2640 cal * 98g Fat * 22g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-595 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

mama_nurse on 01/10/2009:
keep up the good work!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2009:
yeah, i was thinking it would be a rice krispies treat recipe! what else is cereal good for!? haha.

what's wrong with squeezing a tea bag!? it's getting good use out of it. if you're having only one cup of green tea a day, i don't think the extra caffeine and whatever else from the squeezing of one tea bag is a bad thing. unless there is some health date that proves me wrong!

lately, i've been trying to have breakfast LATER so that i have my first snack LATER all in the attempt to eat less calories throughout the workday so i can enjoy them more come dinner or after yoga during the week. on weekends, that's another story, and i like to have breakfast on the earlier side. but, in general, the body needs SOMETHING in the morning.

thinnside40 on 01/10/2009:
Ohhhhh..... I bought a resistance bike..I bought resistance a bike.... I bought resistance a bike....Hubby & I are going for a walk right now, but I will update when we get back....... I just had to tell somebody!

Maria* on 01/10/2009:
Hope you're having a nice evening!

selina on 01/11/2009:
Hi Biscotti! Happy New Year to you!

mama_nurse on 01/11/2009:
Thank you!!!! :)

biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 09, 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: Nothing

I pooped out on my activity. I probably needed some break from it!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Mowing, Circ Workout

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

2612 cal * 86g Fat * 40g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-567 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

mcwoo40 on 01/09/2009:
Have yourself a great day,Julie

thinnside40 on 01/09/2009:
I wish there was still a need to mow our lawn this time of year.....Have a good weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2009:
sometimes we need a little break...i am not ready for that just yet...

WI3 on 01/09/2009:
Sardines...EW! LOL I tried but no cigar!

grumpy on 01/10/2009:
Thanks for your comment. I don't think I will end up with him again ever, I went back and forth for a while, now I am pretty sure I wont even talk to him again, much less have anything with him again. People react differently to pain, though and unfortunately to me, i rather stay in or do something really low key instead of dressing up and feel hot and get out there. plus i am not interested in relationships now and for a while. and he treating me as he did, doesnt necessarily means he will treat this girl the same way, maybe he does like her and didn't like me and also maybe she won't be an idiot like i did and demand him certain things, he obviously will comply being weak as he is. I don't care though, it's none of my business, all i have to do is go enough days to forget. thanks. xo.

WI3 on 01/10/2009:
Enjoy your slight break in the routine, just don't make it a vacation LOL. I haven't had much kale lately, I go through periods where I get tired of it..mostly tired of washing and chopping it LOL. If they made it already chopped and washed, I'd probably buy it like I buy green beans! I like to cook my kale by boiling it a little first, and then throwing it in a pan with some cooking spray and cooking it until it is just crispy a little..and then put it in a bowl with a tablespoon of canola oil and some black pepper...THAT Is my favorite way to eat kale. I don't see any kale on this diet, but I could do the exchange and add it I suppose. Hmmm...

haha the pad thing was a riot!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 08, 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)

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. --Robert Louis Stevenson

For my activity:
Tues & Wed: Nothing

I'm in the process of settling on a new plan (I hope). In the last couple of weeks I've replaced my coffee on many mornings with tea--regular Lipton and Lipton green and a mix of the two. This is a big deal for me because the caffeine in coffee is my only drug of choice. So I've let go of that compulsion a bit. I don't foresee completely cutting out a cup of caffeine in the morning, but I would like to eventually reserve coffee to being a treat as opposed to a vice. I'm not really very optimistic about this in the long run. It's not all that bad--I generally have only 2 cups of coffee a day as opposed to several potfuls many years ago!

I have some orange spice (Lipton) that I thought was just like their Chai, but it's too orangy for me. I'll eventually use it up I'm sure. I would drink the chai (2 bags) with a teaspoon of sugar and quite alot of soymilk. So the other day when I made my morning cup of caffeine, which was tea (because I had no coffee anywhere), I used evaporated milk--it was nearly expired and I can't stand it in coffee, so I thought it was going to be nasty in tea.

Well I discovered that I barely needed any sugar with actual cow's milk. (I don't use sugar or sweetener in my coffee or in iced tea.) I use at least 3 bags of tea steeped for 6 minutes (in about 8-10 oz water) and then I violently squeeze the bags out so that it's as strong as I can make it--very bad in the realm of tea connoisseurs I'm sure--haha! It's taste right up there with caffeine fix for me at this point in my "new" process though. Well it's grown on me as a routine. I'm hoping now I can cut out the milk and sugar--maybe only have a little lemon if necessary.

One of the programs I'm considering allows a little green tea, so I'm going to work my way in that direction.

I guess it's about changing routines at this point. Shaking it up and cutting calories on a consistent basis. I simply can't burn 1500+ activity calories/day.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

2890 cal * 124g Fat * 15g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-823 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

2657 cal * 119g Fat * 17g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-590 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Maria* on 01/08/2009:
I like tea and coffee, too!

see_maw on 01/08/2009:
LOL @ violently squeezing the bags - thats gotta count for excercise?!

WI3 on 01/08/2009:
LOL I squeeze the heck out of my tea bags when I make my cup! I like the chai spice tea...YUMMMMMMM. Good luck with all those things! Oh and I bought an expensive can of sardines. I am still kind of nervous about them LOL

Take care!

WI3 on 01/08/2009:
Good tip about the mustard! Brian told me the same thing about liking them with mustard and I forgot all about it. I'll have to take some with me tomorrow. LOL I was looking at the sardine cans for the ones with the key and was happy to see that they all have pull-tabs. I read your comment about the pads with the belts...and I JUST MISSED having to do that when I was young. Fortunately they did make pads that didn't need them. Of course they were thicker than diapers and far less reliable...wow we have come a long way LOL

Jen40 on 01/08/2009:

crittermom on 01/09/2009:
I drink a lot of hot tea, (add 2% milk and half tsp of sugar per cup). I really like the Stash and Bigelow teas. Not too wild about green teas. Like some of the white teas (like white and raspberry). I think the teas taste better when they are not "dunked" for very long. They get too acidic when allowed to steep several minutes.

Good luck on replacing your coffee!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 06, 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:
Sun: NordicTrack 31 min/3.2 mi; Walk 25 min
Mon: NordicTrack 31 min/3.3 mi

I'm just getting over a severe case of pizza poisoning;-) A classic case of a few good choices followed by one poor choice after another. Though yesterday's calories are very high, I didn't overeat in the sense of eating past fullness.

In light of that, my first weigh-in of the year will be on Saturday instead of today. I don't even want to know until Saturday! I shall face the music--I may opt for a drastic change. I missed a scheduled Circuit Workout yesterday and will miss it today as well--my stomach's not exactly torn up, but I've got that lovely feeling of false hunger--there's no way I need to eat, at least not junk, but that's what I want when I have false hunger. It's probably a good and welcome feeling for someone with the supersonic metabolism of a flea, but not for me!

Haha that reminds me of that cartoon with the flea on the dog singing "She'll be comin' 'round the mountain when she comes!"

Plan for today: Walk

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

2355 cal * 105g Fat * 27g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-122 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

3977 cal * 190g Fat * 22g Fiber * 44 oz Water
-1744 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

thinnside40 on 01/06/2009:
Oh,.... The agony I HAVE experienced myself........ Just as long as we remember it huh? FOr a while at least...

Now you have made me have that song running rampant through my brain.... If I get to walk, now you know what "theme" song will be playing.... THANKS!

Good Evening :o)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2009:
false hunger...like that hunger i get EVERY DAY of my life! yeah, it's hard to resist.

not overeating is something really important to learn. i don't even venture there because i'm NOT up to that!

skinnyjeans on 01/07/2009:
I hate pizza poisoning. It's the worst. :) Good luck at weigh in on Saturday!

Justine6Robert3 on 01/07/2009:
Yes, the P90X does also come with a diet plan and it likely is rather strict but I think I'll give it a try just the same. My hubby wants it also so I figure it won't hurt to try it. If nothing else, it will give me some new ideas on how to switch up my exercise routines an keep my body guessing :0)

I'm feeling EXTREMELY hungry myself today and yet I've eaten more than enough to substain me on any other day :0( I think it might be because it's that time of month for me soon....or at least I hope that's why because I'm starving and it's a real struggle today to not over indulge with my food today!!!

Your doing great even with your little pizza poisoning incident....we have to allow ourselves a little something now and than or we will binge! Good luck with your Saturday weigh in!

thinnside40 on 01/08/2009:
I will check up on that book..Thanks!....

As for me still being here ~ I can't give up.. I have too much vested to do that now.... If you knew how badly I felt on the day I stumbled upon DD, you would understand..... I just have to get back into the mindset of prving to myself that I want this, just as bad as I try to get others to realize they want it.... If that makes any sense... I hate to see people regret... and I hate feeling regretful..... I love people & want them to feel as good and accomplished as I have.. Can't make anybody feel something they don't want to or make them do something they don't either.... We all hit the bottom of the pit sometime... I did!

Thanks for stickin around with me!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 04, 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)

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. --Martin Luther King, Jr

For my activity:
NordicTrack 31 min/3.3 mi; Raking 15 min; Mowing 70 min; Cleanup 20 min

No bike ride and no walk yesterday, though I feel that I more than made up for it with everything else. To get in the ride today will take a little more effort; temps are in the 30s as opposed to the 80s yesterday!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

2450 cal * 109g Fat * 19g Fiber * 56 oz Water
132 cal Deficit * 29% Activities

thinnside40 on 01/04/2009:
Ewe!!!!!!!!!!! 80's to 30's.... That is the pits!.... We sit @ 25 this afternoon.... Brrrrr...

Getting a good amount of activity in...... Have a good week!

WI3 on 01/04/2009:
Holy smokes on the drastic weather change! Wow, you had a lot of activity today! Way to go!

Maria* on 01/06/2009:
Hope you're having a nice day!

biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 02, 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)

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. --Woody Allen 

For my activity:
Thur: NordicTrack 54 min/5.5 mi; Bike Ride 13 min/2.1 mi; Walk 15 min
Fri: Bike Ride 19 min/3.1 mi; Walk 15 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (13 min/1.3 mi)

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride, Mowing, Raking

Stay hungry--for fitness and weight loss!

1044 cal * 34g Fat * 16g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1391 cal Deficit * 20% Activities

2101 cal * 90g Fat * 15g Fiber * 28 oz Water
232 cal Deficit * 20% Activities

thinnside40 on 01/03/2009:
Looking mighty good!

jolt on 01/03/2009:
Keep up the great work! You are doing awesome!


WI3 on 01/03/2009:
Happy New Year!!! Thanks for checking in on me!!

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