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biscottibody59 - Sunday Sep 30, 2007
(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: Nothing

Day 25: Calorie goal no--water goal no!

Calories were at 1800+ already when I ate some really good pizza--so I didn't help myself out, but the pizza was sooo good--well worth it!

Another day pretty much devoid of activity--time passed and I lost my motivation--not to mention OBE. I did a little housework and some niggling chores I'd been putting off, but it's not all done by any means--hahaha! (Speaking for the real me--that's the understatement of the century.)

I did, however, hear a teeny-tiny sound while I was in the shower, which led me to sing "Philadelphia Freedom" (Elton John). Funny how one sound can spark a memory! To HoP: that song has a little french horn riff. Interestingly, the sound also made me think of Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey," which is one of my all-time favorite songs as well as videos.

How in the hell did it get to be October eve already?

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, Bike Ride, Walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


2643 cal * 118g Fat * 12g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-299 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

GG on 09/30/2007:
Hey, check out this website: EATWILD.com..... it tells you all about grass-fed meats :) Just in case you are curious!

**Ugh, I hate when time goes by and at first I am raring to go and then an hour later you just dont want to get up anymore: gr! It is so annoying! **Are you mad that it is already oct? I thought September went by SOOOO SLOW! Oh and if you like ABC tv shows: tonight is the Desperate Housewives premiere...HAHA, just in case you forgot! :) Have a good day!


Workingit2 on 09/30/2007:
What is it about pizza that makes all of us go crazy? It is like that for me, and with peanut butter as well!

I am with you...how did it get to be October eve? Wow!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/30/2007:
haha, thanks for the shout out!! Even if i never teach or play a single note on the f horn again, I will always enjoy hearing about and listening to music! :)

At least you don't regret eating the delicious pizza!

like you, i cannot believe it's October already! completely scary about how fast this month has passed! i wish the weather would stay though! we have been very lucky here in the northeast to have summer like weather for just about the entire month of September. I'm getting nervous for the winter weather because I hate it!! It's so much more fun to just step outside and not worry what you're going to wear!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 29, 2007
(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: Nothing

Day 24: Calorie goal no--water goal no!

I completely took a break from activity yesterday--well needed I must say!

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, Bike Ride, Walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!

Jack was going to be married to Jill, so his father sat him down for a little fireside chat. He says, "Jack, let me tell you something. On my wedding night in our honeymoon suite, I took off my pants and handed them to your mother and said, here - try these on." So, she did and said, "These are too big, I can't wear them." I replied, "...exactly. I wear the pants in this family and I always will. Ever since that night we have never had any problems."

"Hmmm," says Jack. He thinks that might be a good thing to try.

Hope you get some good exercise today!

So on his honeymoon, Jack takes off his pants and says to Jill, "Here try these on." So she does and says, "they're too big, they don't fit me."

Jack says, "...exactly. I wear the pants in this family and I always will, and I don't want you ever to forget that!"

Then Jill takes off her pants, hands them to Jack and says, "Here, you try on mine." So he does and says, "I can't get into your pants." So Jill says, "...exactly. And if you don't change your smartass attitude, you never will."


1942 cal * 71g Fat * 14g Fiber * 28 oz Water
377 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

workingit2 on 09/29/2007:
LOL My mother and I just told that joke to each other the other day! Love it!



biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 28, 2007
(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)


When my way is too rough for my feet, or too steep for my strength, I get off it to some smooth velvet path which fancy has scattered over with rosebuds of delights; and, having taken a few turns in it, come back strengthened and refreshed. --Laurence Sterne

For my activity: Bike Ride 39 min/7.6 mi; Walk 10 min

Day 23: Calorie goal no--water goal yes!

I didn't get on the NTrack, but I had an excellent bike ride, temp was around 90�F and breezy.

Plan for today: NTrack, Bike Ride, Walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1828 cal * 57g Fat * 28g Fiber * 84 oz Water
643 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

borntocry on 09/28/2007:
I totally agree with you about colonics (referring to your entry a few days ago). In fact did you know there's even a theory (the "hygiene theory", or something to that effect) that parasites, like bacteria living in the gut, are actually good for us? That's why ulcerative colitis is only found in countries with clean drinking water. Apparently the immune system can go haywire with nothing to fight, which is when it starts attacking itself (at least according to this theory - admittedly one of many). There are even experimental treatments which involve deliberately introducing parasites into the intestines. Sorry to get graphic here, but it's a subject which I sadly know a lot about!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/29/2007:
what a lovely quote. you sound upbeat, even though you didn't meet your calorie goal. Calories were still pretty darn decent! :) keep up the great work!


Workingit2 on 09/29/2007:
I missed your weight loss post, so CONGRATULATIONS!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 27, 2007
(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: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (24 min/2.5 mi); Airdyne 11 min/2.6 mi; Walk 10 min

Day 22: Calorie goal yes--water goal yes!

It was a little too dark to ride outside--and I haven't bought any lights for my bike yet--been looking at 'em--so I just did the Airdyne for a few minutes instead. I also seem to have no lingering back trouble following my wt trng from yesterday, which included 42 each military and sissy pushups--couldn't be more pleased with it all!

Plan for today: NTrack, Bike Ride, Walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1691 cal * 56g Fat * 29g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1086 cal Deficit * 19% Activities

shadetree on 09/27/2007:
Glad to hear no back issues. I understand how hard it is to keep going when your back is screaming "STOP!!!"


Donkey on 09/27/2007:
2 calorie/water days in a row??? WTG!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/28/2007:
calories = fantastic!!! wow! you've been having some really good days!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 26, 2007
(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)


A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way. --John Tudor

For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.1 mi; Bike Ride 22 min/3.8 mi; Walk 15 min

Day 21: Calorie goal yes--water goal yes!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1664 cal * 55g Fat * 25g Fiber * 84 oz Water
879 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

Weekly Goal Report:
Avg Calories: 1708 * Avg Water: 60 oz
Jogged 0 days; All Circ Wkts missed

legcramps on 09/26/2007:
Yes!!! Good job!


Donkey on 09/26/2007:
Agreed! Very well done!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/27/2007:
good calories and good exercise today!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 25, 2007
(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: Nothing

Day 20: Calorie goal yes--water goal no!

I'm down 2.5 pounds on my weigh-in and on my measurements I'm down a little more than a half-inch overall. Most of the weight lost this week is probably lean rather than fat because of the lack of activity overall, though I am happy with how I've been doing from day to day foodwise. And I can button and zip some sz10 shorts--they're still a bit snug, but I couldn't even zip them not too long ago!

Plan for today: NTrack, Bike Ride, Walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1442 cal * 46g Fat * 15g Fiber * 28 oz Water
843 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/25/2007:
CONGRATS! A well deserved loss!!! this is great news! you deserve it!


maria777 on 09/25/2007:
Congrats on the 10's! Congrats on your progress! As for exercise for me today...forget it...I'm having a 'lazy day'...



biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 24, 2007
(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 lately:
Thurs: NordicTrack 6 min/.6 mi
Fri: Bike Ride 42 min/7.7 mi; Walk 15 min
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Talking on phone 9.5 hrs

Day 16: Calorie goal no (1786)--water goal yes!
Day 17: Calorie goal no (2151)--water goal yes!
Day 18: Calorie goal no (1751)--water goal no!
Day 19: Calorie goal yes--water goal no!

To refresh: Calories s/b no more than 1700 and water s/b at least 84 oz. All in all not too bad all things considered;-)

Thanks so much for all of your fine comments--I appreciated them all!

Calories were quite low, which was okay. My back is doing all right today--feels like smooth sailing from here on out! I didn't end up taking any more of the generic Unisom. Maybe another time.

Plan for today: ---

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1030 cal * 25g Fat * 5g Fiber * 28 oz Water
1288 cal Deficit * 15% Activities


biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 20, 2007
(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: Nothing

Day 15: Calorie goal no--water goal no!

I had one miserable day yesterday. I COULD NOT GET RELIEF as my back spasms were worse (the worst since the first day they returned a few weeks ago) and, did I tell you, "I couldn't get any relief!" I didn't sleep much the night before, so late in the afternoon and early in the evening I stole a total of about 2 hours.

The back, etc is better today. I tried an OTC sleep prep--generic Unisom--doxylamine succinate--I took half of one and it did kind of calm things down for me overnight. I still didn't sleep as much as I wanted, but woke up refreshed. I didn't notice any residual "hangover" effect. If I get to bed at a decent time tonight I may take a whole one. I read a couple of reviews about it--I'm not a pill taker--and they were mostly what I experienced.

I'll take my chances with getting some exercise today while my back spasms seem to be in a lull. Not that I'm expecting to have another really bad day tomorrow, but you never know. I may only be able to expect one to two good days and one bad day for the next few weeks. I really think alot of it is an accumulation of stress and things I've left undone as much as just a physical response.

Also, akaSandra mentioned her urine being bright yellow and thinking it's detoxing or something--but she also mentioned she had taken a vitamin B complex. To whom it may concern: Vitamin B12 will cause your urine to become bright yellow temporarily. It may give a warm fuzzy feeling to do all this detoxing and thinking you have worms that have to be killed and stuff. But I'm of the opinion that if you have parasites you'll know it. I wouldn't have a colonic if you paid me. I have my morning "saving grace" EVERY MORNING. And if I don't, I'm in trouble. If you've traveled to a country where intestinal parasites are a problem, then by all means get a check-up, but most of this stuff is simply meant to separate you from your $$$ in my not so humble opinion;-)

There's an interesting take on this alternative med/possible quackery/outright quackery on quackwatch.com if you're interested. It's not completely definitive or the FDA or anything, but it does in some cases cite legitimate scientific journal articles. It is another perspective and is informative to me. My take: if you're eating enough fiber--fresh fruit/veg and getting plenty of exercise--at least 30 min aerobic exercise daily--drinking plenty of water--and getting a good night's sleep, these gimmicks are only going to make the charlatans a little richer.

To be fair, I certainly can understand why people turn away from traditional western medicine and embrace alternatives--no matter how wacky it may sound to others. There are some things that may make you feel better simply because of a placebo effect or because it gets your mind off of what's really bothering you. Or you feel better because of "fill in the blank." I can understand. But (a big but), most of it is completely unfounded scientifically. (There are still people who believe the earth is flat for crying out loud!) Alot of alternative medicine is completely unregulated, just as vitamins and herbs don't have to be tested for efficacy by the FDA, as do prescription drugs. In most states (if not all) the local nail salon has to be licensed--a colonic service may not even be required to be inspected AT ALL!

I found this website where a guy did three different enemas at home--Coffee, Red Bull and Schlitz beer. It was hilarious! It was a little like the site from a few years ago where a guy gets his two friends (a woman and a man) to gain 30 pounds in 30 days--if I remember correctly. Seems like they then proceed to lose it in the next phase. In another "experiment" he also made himself acquire a nasty case of athlete's foot--not so funny towards the end. He seemed to have overdone it a little--he gets a horrible infection. He truly was scared!

I'm so behind in housework, so I'll probably do a little "timer time" to get me motivated there. Setting it to 20 min and then just going for it usually works to get me started.

Plan for today: NTrack, Bike Ride, Walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


2131 cal * 80g Fat * 14g Fiber * 56 oz Water
154 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Donkey on 09/20/2007:
"saving grace"?? - LOL! That sounds so much better than Daily Donkey Dump. I'm with you, if it doesn't happen in the morning, there will be problems for the next couple of days.

I'm sorry to hear about your back. That sounds just awful. I hope you get some rest. Lack of sleep can cause a temporary weight gain (a couple of pounds, just fluid, unless prolonged).


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/20/2007:
haha. interesting, well written entry. you really back up your opinion with good points!

its true, there are a lot of people out there that want our money. food and medicine...so costly.


shadetree on 09/21/2007:
Back spasms suck! I'm dealing with the same issue myself. Hope you find some relief!


Workingit2 on 09/22/2007:
((((((((((Biscotti))))))))))))) I am so happy that I came back and discovered you as a source of kindness, knowledge and straight-talk. Thank you so much for being who you are!


greengirl on 09/22/2007:
So sorry to hear about the back flare-up and much sympathy with your lack of sleep. Hope you get relief soon (and I dont mean your morning 'saving grace'). Hope you have a better day tomorrow :o)


maria777 on 09/22/2007:
Hope you are feeling much better! Big Smile to you!


workingit2 on 09/23/2007:
I hope you are getting relief from your back pain :(



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 19, 2007
(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 25 min; Bike Ride 37 min/6.6 mi

Day 14: Calorie goal no--water goal no!

Plan for today: NTrack; Walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1772 cal * 56g Fat * 27g Fiber * 84 oz Water
729 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Weekly Goal Report:
Avg Calories: 1951 * Avg Water: 76 oz
Jogged 1 day; One Circ Wkt missed

maria777 on 09/20/2007:
Your calories look real good...better than I've been doing!

Good on the walking and bicycling!

Hope you having a fantastic day today! Big Smile to you!


maria777 on 09/20/2007:
Congratulations to your new plan to and getting to 164. Yes, like you, I came back from a much higher weight and thought that 164 was SMALL...but once we know what it is to be smaller, our attitudes sometimes change, I guess. My Hubby PREFERRS me to be a little larger than I preferr!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 18, 2007
(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: NordicTrack 22 min/2.4 mi; Walk 10 min

Day 13: Calorie goal yes--water goal yes!

I'm down a pound on my weigh-in and on measurements up 5/8ths inch--typical. Assuming I continue on an even keel, I'm going to start weighing in on Saturdays as well.

Really I was lucky to get the little activity I did get done yesterday, so same plan as yesterday--I don't know what I'll get done. My back is a ton better today!

I remember being at 164 the first time around after a high weight of 189--I felt downright skinny--haha! I don't feel that bad about myself right now--I can wear 12s consistently and some 10s. And I obviously just feel better:-) Now that I'm here again for the 5th or 6th or whatever'th time, I don't want to be here again. I'd like to lose 1-2 pounds/week, stay healthy and pain-free and not have to see 164 again ever.

It's a slow process for me, but I think I've resigned myself to it!

Plan for today: Circuit Workout; Bike Ride; Walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1695 cal * 51g Fat * 26g Fiber * 84 oz Water
787 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

Soon2BThin on 09/18/2007:
Hey, good job on the exercise and the pound lost!! And I'm glad your back is doing better. So's mine! So I will attempt exercise tomorrow. It's funny, I weighed 160.4 on Monday but I could never squeeze into a size 10 right now. Our bodies are so different, I guess. In fact, my 14's are still tight. Maybe they shrunk, haha! Keep up the good work!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/19/2007:
yes, too much time = binging. also, i've realized i binge when i'm LONELY. I was talking to a guy last night online..he used to live by me in NY, but now in another state. I have found that talking to him actually has recently helped me deal with eating. I don't talk to him about it at all. however, by having a good friendship and someone to count on to talk to...i'm less lonely. and i realized that is sometimes why i go to food! if only he lived here! lol.


borntocry on 09/19/2007:
Hi biscotti! Thanks for your comment. Glad to see things are going well for you also!



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