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biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 18, 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: NordicTrack 34 min/3.4 mi; DogJog 23 min/Walk 10 min

The jog was a relative piece of cake--after not jogging for 18 days I wasn't too sure how it'd be! It felt great!

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


2290 cal * 74g Fat * 40g Fiber * 84 oz Water
353 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

mmuraro on 02/18/2008:
Glad you felt great jogging after 18 days! you go!


workingit2 on 02/18/2008:
Woo hooo glad you enjoyed your jog!


shadetree on 02/18/2008:
Yay! That first day back is always the hardest! Glad it wasn't too rough on you!


thinnsidenotout on 02/18/2008:
Keep it up!!!!!!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 17, 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)


When your ship comes in, make sure you are willing to unload it. --Robert Anthony

For my activity:
Thur: NordicTrack 61 min/6.8 mi
Fri: NordicTrack 42 min/4.6 mi; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (21 min/4.4 mi)
Sat: Nothing

I'm down 1.5 pounds on my Saturday weigh-in and up 1/16" on my measurements overall.

I had put off cleaning gutters in the fall, which wasn't noticeable until we had a heavy rain last week. So I did that Friday--a little cold, but it feels great to have it done!

I've had as much special chocolate as I've ever had in a span of two or three days. I'll now go back to my occasional piece; that which is manageable, good and something I have no desire to go overboard on.

Cals/Fat Grams: Thur::2383/121 Fri::2371/87

Plan for today: NTrack, Jog/Walk

Don't give up!


2741 cal * 161g Fat * 18g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-454 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

shadetree on 02/17/2008:
Wish we could get to the gutters - we've got huge icicles hanging from the eaves, and it appears that our gutters are full of ice...The thermometer says it's 46 degrees out there right now, so I'm hoping that the ice has been melting. YAY for the pound and a half! Only 3.5 to go on this round!


thinnsidenotout on 02/17/2008:
Super.....Goal will be here before you know it.....


workingit2 on 02/17/2008:
GO BB It'sya birthday! Congrats on the weight loss!


maria777 on 02/17/2008:
Wow, congratulations to you on your new number! Nice going! YAYYYY!!!!! Big smile to you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/17/2008:
that's so good, 1.5 lbs down and UP on measurments? odd..but what can you do!?



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 14, 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: NordicTrack 54 min/5.5 mi; Walk 10 min

Picture the guy ski-jumping and crashing in the intro to Wide World of Sports, which isn't on anymore, but . . . "the agony of defeat." I really thought my calories yesterday would be out of this world, well they're nearly 3000, but I was thinking about 3500.

I have just one word: Pizza! (I enjoyed it. What can I say!)

Plan for today: NTrack, Jog/Walk

Don't give up!


2989 cal * 133g Fat * 51g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-280 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

thinnsidenotout on 02/14/2008:
Me pizza too........and I'm going to enjoy every stinkin' bite....walked the miles today to make up for it..... Have a Good One!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/14/2008:
lol, pizza does it!!! I think you just want me to be a large size lol! just kidding. your comments were fine. what you said was like the needed reality checks that i get from you occasionally. the ones that say if i don't do something it's just gonna get worse.


CritterMom on 02/15/2008:
Glad you enjoyed that pizza. Everyone needs a day now and then "guilt-free".


contessa on 02/15/2008:
Ooh, pizza is good. Pizza is great. Now, get on your scale, and look what you ate...lol j/k.

Glad you enjoyed it.


hollybelle on 02/15/2008:
Pizza is a good word! Get back to it, though. The good habits, I mean,not the pizza! Enjoy the weekend.


hollybelle on 02/15/2008:
Pizza is a good word! Get back to it, though. The good habits, I mean,not the pizza! Enjoy the weekend.


Donkey on 02/15/2008:
I'm not getting into specifics here, but thank you for being candid and honestly frank in your comments.


mcwoo40 on 02/16/2008:
Hiya,have a great weekend.Hope the weather is'nt too cold where you are for some walking,Julie


maria777 on 02/16/2008:
Oh, I love pizza, too! YUM!!! Especially cheese pizza, that is my fav! Hope you enjoyed your pizza and are having a wonderful Saturday! Big smile to you!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 13, 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: NordicTrack 61 min/6.7 mi; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (21 min/4.2 mi)

For the weekly recap of goals met or not: Calories were <1800 on two days only (Avg: 2102), all planned Circ Wkts done. Fat was <75 grams on three days. I hit the 80 oz water goal on five days and the cardio (1 hr/day) goal on four days. No jogging done at all.

So it's the 6-week mark since I started counting on 2.2.2008, and I've had zero days with 3000 calories. In fact the most calories/day I've had was 2791 on 2.18--only 11 days were below 1800. So far so good, but lots of room for improvement of course (and some goal adjustment perhaps)! I'm not really looking farther than the next goal week--6 weeks is too much to think about!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


2322 cal * 122g Fat * 17g Fiber * 84 oz Water
585 cal Deficit * 27% Activities

maria777 on 02/13/2008:
Congratulations to you on your calories! FANTASTIC! 11 days below 1800 is definitely something to crow about! And all that exercise, too!!! WOW!! I think you're doing wonderful! Big smile to you!


workingit2 on 02/13/2008:
Sorry I haven't been leaving messages and now I am leaving this canned message lol..thoughts are with you, keep up the fight!


mmuraro on 02/13/2008:
Good job on keeping track of all the details, also. I want to start observing my body fat and water, then I can understand better all variations other than weight. Keep up!


MsKitty on 02/14/2008:
Here is a Poem for Valentines day... I didnt want to send everyone love poems I wanted to send insperation poems. And I found this one for you.

Within You Is The Strength To Meet Life's Challenges!

You are stronger than you think, remember to stand tall.

Every challenge in your life helps you to grow.

Every problem you encounter strengthens your mind and your soul.

Every trouble you overcome increases your understanding of life.

When all your troubles weigh heavily on your shoulders, remember that beneath the burden you can stand tall, because you are never given more than you can handle... and you are stronger than you think.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 12, 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)


You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow. --Harriet Martineau

For my activity:
Sun: Nothing
Mon: NordicTrack 63 min/6.8 mi

Cals/Fat Grams: Sun::2420/82

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


1729 cal * 83g Fat * 21g Fiber * 28 oz Water
1006 cal Deficit * 19% Activities

workingit2 on 02/12/2008:
I really do like that quote! Have a great evening =)


mmuraro on 02/12/2008:
Great job!


feeleebubs on 02/13/2008:
In response to your comment: I got a Polar F6 HRM. It is on the cheap end of the Polar HRMs...but it does what it needs to do. It keeps me aware of my heart rate, so sometimes I do things to jump it up a little through out the day. I'm skeptical of the calorie counter though.

I TOTALLY know what you mean about how at least I didn't GAIN weight. Although I wish I'd have lost more last year, I really AM happy to have at least maintained.


feeleebubs on 02/13/2008:
Yes, the HRM also counts the calories you burn while resting. It's really pretty neat. I guess I burn about 600 calories just sleeping! According to this thing. You put in your weight, age, height, and it calculates how many calories a person like you would burn depending on your heart rate. Due to being a yo-yo for the past 4 years, I think my metabolism is a bit slower than an average 24 year old. But hopefully with some consistency, I can get it back on the right track.

I highly recomend one of these things to anyone interested. It's way more accurate than the monitors on most work-out machines.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 10, 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: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (3 min/.3 mi)

It took me way too long, but I got in the full circuit workout including 36 each military and sissy pushups! The aerobic portion was rather a joke at 3 minutes.

On March 9th Daylight Saving Time begins! (In the parts of the US that observe it.)

Plan for today: Walk

Don't give up!


2504 cal * 121g Fat * 33g Fiber * 84 oz Water
-126 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

kkaahh11 on 02/10/2008:
congrats on everything =) im new to this website and can't wait to start my weight loss progress.


MsKitty on 02/10/2008:
Wow we started out at the same weight I hope I can get down to 158lbs thanks for the insperation.


mmuraro on 02/10/2008:
Hey, you're doing so well, would you mind posting your menus a few days, so we can see what you're having? may give some of us other good ideas. Congrats! :)


shadetree on 02/10/2008:
Yay on the pushups! Someday I'll be able to do those! I'm just glad I have kept up with the jogging/running.

I don't know what's worse, battling frost bite or mosquito bites! Haha! Have a good evening!


maria777 on 02/10/2008:
Now is that an extra hour in the evenings of daylight or in the mornings? I think it is spring forward and fall back is the slogan they use? So if 7 is 8, I guess that might mean an extra hour daylight in the evenings?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/10/2008:
hehe, 3 min for aerobic? I guess your heart wasn't in it??? i always did better exercising in the AM....but then I get too hungry at work. I'm still not sure what to do. I'm thinking an hour is too much in the AM...and that 20 min is better than nothing...

That's awesome on the pushups. You really motivate me to get into doing some. They are sooo good for your upper body strength.


mylifechanges on 02/11/2008:
Whew! Military push ups are no joke!! GREAT job! You certainly motivate me to continue my sissy pushups. :)


borntocry on 02/11/2008:
Hi biscotti! I checked my heart rate monitor and it seems to be the Polar RS100. Do you know that one? It may be an older model than the F6. If so, hopefully you won't have the same problems I did.


Soon2BThin on 02/11/2008:
Hey, long time, no "see"! It looks like you're still doing well and keeping the weight from going back up. Wish I could say that. But I'm on my way now. Have a great Monday!


greengirl on 02/11/2008:
Even the thought of pushups brings me out in a cold sweat! Awesome, biscotti :)


CharlieAngel on 02/11/2008:
Your exercise routine consistently motivates me to try harder. I can't even imagine being in the 150's. 5 pounds to go! Wow! You are almost there! Keep it up!


CritterMom on 02/12/2008:
I'm impressed with the pushups! I haven't attempted any of those in soooo long. Maybe I'll try some today.



biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 09, 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: Nothing

No exercise--sleep won out! Furthermore, I can't eat while sleeping:-)

I'm up a pound on my weigh-in. On measurements I'm down a scant quarter-inch overall, but down .75 inch in my waist, which gives me a waist-to-hip ratio quite below .80 for the first time in awhile. This and my body fat measurement as compared to 1.13.08: 35.3% down from 37.2% is a good little nudge in the right direction. (Yeah, my weight is up, but I was needing something to validate SOME of what I'm doing!)

I'd like to get all gung ho about keeping my calories below 1800, but that's something I have to do on a daily basis, not just write about. Time to put my money where my mouth is!

I've replaced my "goal shorts" with a size 10 that I can button/zip, but that are a little small. (I can now wear the previous ones perfectly fine and a few other 10s comfortably!) BTW I don't buy stretch jeans or shorts--hate 'em! I've got a pair of 8s waiting in the wings--can get 'em over my hips, but no buttoning or zipping just yet:-)

Can't get enough numbers here? Well I figured my minutes/hours of exercise for January: 22 hrs cardio::5 hrs wt trng!

Plan for today: NTrack, Circuit Workout, Walk

Don't give up!


1855 cal * 68g Fat * 9g Fiber * 84 oz Water
432 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

shadetree on 02/09/2008:
That's great that you can fit in your former 'goal shorts' and have new ones now. I'm ALMOST excited to be able to wear shorts this year - it's been a long time since I've worn decent looking shorts...Don't like to show the thighs, but since I've been on the rebounder, there's definite improvement!

Congrats on the good ratios! Have a good evening!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/09/2008:
yeah, get that $ where your mouth is!! hehe. my day was pretty good, thanks!


workingit2 on 02/10/2008:
Congratulations on the new numbers! That waist-to-hip ratio is very important! Way to go!


greengirl on 02/10/2008:
Keep up the good work Biscotti. Slow and steady wins the race !!!



biscottibody59 - Friday Feb 08, 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)


It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, "Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer." By then, pigs will be your style. --Quentin Crisp

For my activity: NordicTrack 62 min/6.6 mi

Did my obligatory 1 hour of cardio yesterday--didn't make the walk. (I see a pattern here--haha!)

Plan for today: NTrack, Jog/Walk

Don't give up!


1734 cal * 45g Fat * 19g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1043 cal Deficit * 25% Activities

workingit2 on 02/09/2008:
At least you got that cardio going! Wooo hoo! Have a great day =)


greengirl on 02/09/2008:
Thanks for your support biscotti. It means a lot coming from you. Cheers !!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 07, 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)


For my activity: NordicTrack 52 min/5.5 mi; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min/2.3 mi)

Did my obligatory 1 hour of cardio yesterday--didn't make the walk.

Article: Feeling Fat May Be Worse For You Than Being Fat

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


1985 cal * 69g Fat * 39g Fiber * 84 oz Water
818 cal Deficit * 25% Activities

Donkey on 02/07/2008:
Very good! Bravo!!


CharlieAngel on 02/07/2008:
You are so consistent and working hard. Only 4 more pounds til goal! Thanksso much for your support, I love when you stop by and leave a comment!


workingit2 on 02/07/2008:
Very interesting article!


thinnsidenotout on 02/07/2008:
REEEEACH!!!!!!!!!That balloon looks so good @ that teal/orange house, but will be even better when it gets to the black/pink one.....There will have to be a CyBeRpArTy!!!!!


CritterMom on 02/08/2008:
Good job on that exercise!!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Feb 06, 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)


For my activity: Nothing

Glad THAT week is over and that it didn't last more than a week--haha!

For the weekly recap of goals met or not: Calories were <1800 on two days only (Avg: 2058), all planned Circ Wkts done. Fat was <75 grams on four days. I hit the 80 oz water goal on zero days and the cardio (1 hr/day) goal on only one day. I only got one jog done.

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Don't give up!


2308 cal * 62g Fat * 15g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-46 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

workingit2 on 02/06/2008:
Keep working at it!


leeumom on 02/06/2008:
Good workout. Keep it up. What is your daily calorie goal?


mcwoo40 on 02/08/2008:
Stick at it your nearly at your goal weight,Julie



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