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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 19, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 166.0

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

A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. --Tom Stoppard

For my activity: Walk 65 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (23 min/2.1 mi) 

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Bike Ride 

Hope you have a good food choice day!

greengirl on 11/19/2008:
I like the Tom Stoppard quote ! Hope things are well with you, Biscotti? Have a good day !

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 18, 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)

Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. --Marilyn Ferguson 

For my activity lately:
Fri-Mon: Nothing

On my weigh-in today I'm up a half-pound. On my measurements I'm up a little over 2.5 inches overall (last time I measured was 5 weeks ago and I was at 162#).

I've gotten very lax about food choices--as in not choosing the best ones for me. Using alot of half and half in my coffee for instance. Started back strictly with FF milk yesterday. It's not awful--but my gut will keep increasing in size if I continue on at this pace. And once I let one bad habit creep in and take hold--there are sure to be others--like not getting in ANY activity for days on end--haha! (Back to having a plan for activity below.) I have had no problems with my appetite lately--it's very healthy thank you very much:-)

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Circuit Workout

Hope you have a good food choice day!

thinnside40 on 11/18/2008:
Plan into action...Therefore; fruition!

Best of days to you... Let's go!

skinnyjeans on 11/18/2008:
I started using a bunch of skim milk in my coffee now too, and I've finally gotten used to the taste instead of half & half. Just takes a little time to adjust to the flavor.

Donkey on 11/19/2008:
It's constant vigilance, isn't it?

Jen40 on 11/19/2008:
FF milk has grown on me and now when I don't have it, I'm lost! Hopefully you'll get used to it too and maybe come to need it. It makes a huge difference in my cal intake by the end of the day with all the coffee I drink.

biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 14, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Think twice before you speak, and then you may be able to say something more insulting than if you spoke right out at once.  --Evan Esar

For my activity lately:
Sun-Wed: Nothing much except alot of housework and organizing
Thur: NordicTrack 36 min/4.1 mi; Walk 10 min

No weigh-in Tuesday. By the time I realized it I had already had a couple of cups of coffee.


I may do another challenge. I was pretty half-hearted about the last one.

3-Day Challenge (Sat::Sun::Mon)--84 oz water/day, at least 2 hrs activity/day, no more than 1800 calories.

kzirkle on 11/14/2008:
Before you go lecturing people, you might want to know the whole story first. We DO NOT leave him in a crate for hours at a time. My boyfriend and I have mostly opposite schedules but from 2:30-5:30 Tuesday-Thursday the puppy is home alone. Rather than letting him roam our house and potentially hurt himself, we have chosen to crate-train him. If you would do your own research, you'd find that crate training puppies is not inhumane and is actually good for dogs. Dogs have a natural instinct to create a cozy den for themselves to feel safe in and a crate provides just that. When we tried to just babygate him off in the kitchen, he ended up almost eating a magnet which could have done serious damage. We researched crates thoroughly before buying one in order to ensure we got the right size and style for our beagle puppy.

You honestly have no right to criticize me. You don't even know me. Do you expect me to quit my job and stay with the puppy 24/7? Is that what you do with your animals, if you even have animals at all? All that would teach the puppy is to be dependent on me for everything. We'd never be able to leave the house and the puppy would surely end up with separation anxiety.

It's rude, nosy, intrusive people like you that take a wonderfully supportive public diary environment and turn it into a sad place. I truly feel sorry for you. I would appreciate it if you would not comment on my page anymore.

Soon2BThin on 11/14/2008:
Wow, I think that person must have misunderstood your comment to her. I know you as a sweet, concerned person for as long as I've known you. I hope this gets resolved and there are no hard feelings. Nice to see you here anyway.

thinnside40 on 11/14/2008:
Have a good weekend...... Thanks always for your support (comments) ; o )

WI3 on 11/14/2008:
Have a fantastic weekend and just say THREE DAYS! =)

Jen40 on 11/16/2008:
Hi!!! Good luck with the challenge! I hate when I drink coffee before weighing myself too. How can I forget so easily?

skinnyjeans on 11/18/2008:
Thanks again for your support! Keep us posted if you do another "challenge". :)

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 12, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.0

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Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Jen40 on 11/16/2008:

biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 09, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

The status quo sucks. --George Carlin

For my activity:
Fri: Nothing
Sat: Walk 50 min

3-Day Challenge (Sat::Sun::Mon)--84 oz water/day, at least 2 hrs activity/day, no more than 1800 calories.
Water:: Yes
Activity:: No
Calories:: No


1931 cal * 88g Fat * 14g Fiber * 84 oz Water
160 cal Deficit * 8% Activities
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skinnyjeans on 11/09/2008:
I hope your 3-day challenge is going well!! :)

mcwoo40 on 11/10/2008:
I hope your winning that fight,i've been knocked out so many times!!!Stick at it i'm sure it will be worth it,Julie

ddwebmaster on 11/12/2008:
I left a new entry today in the public diaries. You mentioned that the forums "add reply" and "new message" buttons weren't working for you. Could you reply to my diary and explain what browser (and version #) you're using. Also could you explain what happens if you click on them. Does it act like a button? Does it's image change when you hover over or click on it? To answer your question on the new format with the side margin areas, yes it's part of the new design. The way the site's been written since the beginning (1999) has meant that each and every page has to be edited to make changes to the site design. It was also written using tables for layout which was normal back then. I've been trying to rewrite things using divs and css so that changes can be made easier. I've also been trying to standardize the looks of pages more. I haven't started on the forums section yet, because it's actually written differently than the rest of the site, kind of in cfc modules. The problem with the old layout was having to edit every page, which could each have hundreds of lines of code. Then after each change having to view it in 4 or 5 different browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari). When the new layout is finished and fully implemented, I'll be able to just change a couple things in one CSS file that will affect all of the pages instantly. Changing the layout from using tables to using CSS divs is cutting down the lines of code on some pages by 20%-30%. It'll probably be awhile before everything gets totally rewritten, but I think it'll end up looking a lot nicer when everything displays properly in the current versions of all of the major browsers. It'll also look nicer when each of the sections looks and behaves more like each other, as opposed to the differences currently seen when accessing the public diaries portion versus using the forums section.

thinnside40 on 11/12/2008:
The jog I took last night was on the gravel road.... I haven't been jogging on the treadmill..Just fast paced walking. I felt something slip or pop the day I stepped into the pothole.. Hasn't seemed to heal or get better since.. To sleep on it makes me wake up very sore in the a.m..... I agree with the shoes needing great consideration with the activity... Walking will have to be my forte'....

Treadmill can't go in any other place..Our house isn't all that large, so choices are limited... . I am going to try & make the treadmill workout as the kids take naps in the afternoon, but the MP3 to be worn will have to be foregone in order to keep an "ear" out for them... May just crank up the music on the stereo....

I get cranky & upset when I get ? after ? or constant conversation when I am doing any exercise, so I need to set a rule that if I am seen doing the things I need to for exercise... The rule will be "mom's off limits", unless it is an emergency. Hard to seperate "mom/wife" when I need to take time for "me".. Something I need to wrok on..and not feel like I am being rude.... I guess I need to tell them that they need to allow me the time in order to be better in both of those areas of who I am to them....

Have a great day!....Off to get lunch, so I can get that "free time" (hopefully all 3 boys will cooperate)

uni4sept2008 on 11/12/2008:
I hope the rest of the 3 day challenge goes well!

teenybikini on 11/13/2008:
OH, George. :( ..the funny thing is....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/13/2008:
go fight win! indeed! congrats on your success this far.

biscottibody59 - Friday Nov 07, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.0 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity lately:
Thur: Nothing
Fri: Walk 60 min
Sat & Sun: Nothing
Mon: NordicTrack 52 min/5.7 mi; Walk 50 min; Mowing & Cleanup abt 1.5 hrs
Tues: Walk 30 min
Wed: Walk 10 min
Thur: Nothing

On my weigh-in Tuesday I was up a half-pound--no measurements this week. Surprised it's not more, but it's not the dreaded 169, which is sort of my own personal "5-alarm fire!" It's a little ember that needs attention so that it doesn't become an inferno!

The other day I read a blog by a couple who ate on a total of $1/day each for a month, though some days it was less than $1. It was interesting, though extremely draconian. They probably could have actually eaten more food, even on such a small budget, had they planned a little better. What I got out of it is that when we humans do something drastic to change like that, it's always an eye-opener.

So I'm not counting again. The reason is pretty simple--I made a batch of dip that is good with Fritos Scoops, which I normally don't eat. I was NOT interested in figuring out/estimating the calories for the dip. I bought the ingredients on a whim, because it's so good. (And I don't overeat it, so that's not the issue.) It's just that I wish I'd never made it, but I'm going to enjoy it 'til the end nevertheless:-)

The dip has sour cream, bacon bits, scallions, cheese and ranch dressing mix (which I normally avoid, but it's so diluted in the amount I'm eating it that I don't get an MSG headache from it). So that's my story--I'm going to do a 3-Day Challenge (Sat::Sun::Mon)--84 oz water/day, at least 2 hrs activity/day, no more than 1800 calories (except I won't count the dip, no more than 1 or 2 servings 'til it's gone). I will count the Fritos.

I'm going to cut the "plan" for activity for awhile--it's not working in my favor. I'll just do the best I can.

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


2934 cal * 137g Fat * 14g Fiber * 0 oz Water
-676 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

greengirl on 11/08/2008:
Thanks for your honest advice Biscotti. You are always the voice of common sense. Funnily enough 169 is also one of my markers, the point where my bmi went from merely overweight to obese. Or vice versa if I was being good. Unfortunately for me that is well out of my sights and if I could get back down to 180 I would be pleased. Good luck with your challenge ( and enjoy the dip, whatever :) )

WI3 on 11/09/2008:
That dip sounds like something I would enjoy and not count as well! Those frito scoops are really tasty, especially when I am having a salt craving lol. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your 3-day challenge!

skinnyjeans on 11/09/2008:
YUM that dip sounds delish!

thinnside40 on 11/09/2008:
Re: Daughter & her food requests ~ Your fine & I do agree with you, but when her food choices change a bit more to veggies & fruits I will become more flexible I think......

Meg does have potential to be an overweight child... She was born @ 10#'s.... Her BMI is/was borderline (the Dr. says), which I take somewhat with a grain of salt.... She has lost a bit of weight, but I haven't said a word to her about it..It is due to the food changes and the riding her bike, EB, Gazelle & Treadmill that she electively uses (for fun) I'm sure......

To give you an idea of her palette menu it is pretty tough to work with.... Peanut Butter, Tuna, Pasta, White Bread (NOTHING else will do), Chicken, Ice Cream, Anything Chocolate, Waffles, Pancakes, Pizza, Burgers, Fries, limited in what she likes in fruits & veggies..........NO extra cheese, yogurt (unless it is the all sugar kinds) or milk....I nursed her til she was 2 and has refused milk in any pretty much any form or fashion since then (except ice cream, nachos or pizza). Tried soy, rice, the whole bit.....

She is 82#'s & 4'6" @ 8 yrs. old (9 in Jan)... She is on the high end of the percentiles in both for national average....

So, now that I have written ya a book on Meg.... I try to make sure that she is conscious of food choices, but don't push the weight issues upon her in any sense... Just have told her that the SF is something that we can all share, so she doesn't put the "MINE ONLY" tag on anything (cause she will)... Sugar is a "MUST" for survival as far as both my kids are concerned....

I don't want her to become a "worry wart" about her weight/looks/etc for sure, but also want to spare her any of the troubles I had as a child too... Not trying to correct myself through her. Just trying to do what I wish my parent's surely would of done in "watching out" for me. Instead of "preaching" at me about being overweight, but making me "eat" the southern cooked/fried foods 3 square meals a day, even if I wasn't hungry...... Just cause it was TIME to eat....

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2934 cal * 137g Fat * 14g Fiber * 0 oz Water
-676 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

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

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

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

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

thinnside40 on 10/31/2008:

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

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

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

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

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

Have a super Friday (weekend) biscotti!

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

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

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

For my activity:
Wed-Sat: Nothing

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plan for today: Walk, NordicTrack


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

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

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

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

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

For my activity: Nothing

I got in 1 of 4 activities yesterday.

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

I'll be back Wednesday!

Plan for today: Walk, NordicTrack


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

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

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

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

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

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