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biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 27, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. --Unknown

For my activity:
Wed-Fri: Nothing
Sat: Mowing/Cleanup 4 hrs
Sun-Tues: Nothing
Wed: NordicTrack 51 min/5.7 mi; Abs Work 5 min

Last Wednesday, I practically drove myself nuts talking myself into exercising then out of it and then in and then out . . . for about an hour until deciding to blow it off. I was tired even though on average I'm getting more sleep the last few weeks because I've eliminated caffeine after the second cup of coffee (most of the time).

I got a ton of mowing/yardwork done, but since I wasn't counting cals, etc this past week, it's of no consequence. I've been pretty moderate with my eating. There's been absolutely NO OVEREATING TO MISERY for me. I did weigh in day before yesterday and I was 163, okay for now. I will have a formal weigh-in on Jan 8th.

Yeah I did break down and have pizza the day I mowed, but that's about all I had to eat that day. A cold front came through while I was mowing and I was practically frozen by the time I finished it all. Afterward I soaked myself in a hot bath to thaw out. It took much longer than I thought it would--warming up. I was never so glad to get finished with yardwork in my life.

My gameplan is to reincorporate my exercise routine after this extended break. I started writing down my foods in my little notebook yesterday and will start the counting probably after Jan 1st. I'm resuming my "Run Up To The New Year--2008!" as of yesterday. I made the water goal--didn't quite make 1 hr of cardio.

The "Run Up . . . 2008" continues to mid-January (I think). I may continue it and rename it--haha! It works pretty well--I wasn't really expecting to continue it through the core of Christmas and New Year's celebrating!

I had a dream last night that I was eating a small kitten-sized cat. It had been cut in half and I had the half that had the head and the meow! It had to have been a robotic thing because it was more like a tuna mousse--in fact it had a tuna-like feel in my mouth. It apparently was programmed to look at the eater--I couldn't look into its eyes. The person who prepared it for me was sitting directly across from me at the table, so I felt obligated to at least try a couple of bites. It got out about three meows before I couldn't eat any more! Poor kitty--then I woke up. I'm glad it wasn't programmed to attack me;-)

Plan for today: NTrack, Jog/Walk

Wishing all the best to you all in 2008!


2013 cal * 73g Fat * 18g Fiber * 28 oz Water
281 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2007:
What an odd dream! Thankfully its all make-believe! Congrats on following through with your plans and doing the best you can do at this sometimes depressing time of year. I'm also having a good time relaxing and eating well.


Donkey on 12/27/2007:
Listen to you talk about mowing and yardwork. We're expecting 3-6 inches of snow here tomorrow. I'll be shoveling. :-(


dearerdiarist on 12/27/2007:
Oh YES, biscottibody59, I now remember how much I enjoyed your entries because of that screaming wry humor. It is good to see you again and to know that you are still hard at it. Will be watching you.


greengirl on 12/28/2007:
Hey Biscottibody ! Great to see your weight reading in the 150s. You have been so good. I hope its still in the 150s in Jan . Bizarre dream by the way, and a little disturbing too. !!! Have a great New Year :o)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Dec 19, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Lift where you stand. --Edward Everett

For my activity:
Mon: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (23 min/2.4 mi)
Tues: Nothing I could count--driving, running around, errands

I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in and down a little more than 2.25 inches on my measurements yesterday. I hope to take advantage of this (usually fleeting) momentum. Of course I haven't baked any cookies yet and wouldn't except that some people won't let me off the hook for them for another year. I think eating up to three cookies/day for me should be enough.

Pizza and cookies are trigger foods for me--I've managed to avoid pizza for about a month. You'd think that just knowing it and trying to manage would be enough. It's not--I'm a voracious pig around pizza!

I didn't make the water goal--nothing added up to 1 hr of cardio so far this week for my "Run Up To The New Year--2008!"

Goals: at least two circuit workouts/week, 80 oz water/day and at least 1 hour of cardio-type exercise per day. Actual goals met/not met for the week: Two circ wkts done, water intake 60 oz/day average, and I got in only 3 days of at least 1 hr of cardio (<1hr on the other days). I jogged 2 days.

Plan for today: NTrack, Jog/Walk

Cheers to you all!


2013 cal * 73g Fat * 18g Fiber * 28 oz Water
281 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2007:
so did you have pizza?

no, living near NYC and the twin tower incident does not have any effect on me. i live close, like a 1/2 hour to 45 min, but so do many people. i don't have close connections to anyone who was there that day. and my dad was actually on a trip in California, getting stranded out there a few days before it was safe to come back!

your advice is well recieved. I will continue to take one day at a time...and get more sleep.


maria777 on 12/20/2007:
I've come to say hello to you and what do I see??????? You are BACK in the 150's! Congratulations!


fritters on 12/20/2007:
Congratulations on the loss - your persistinse is paying off for you. My hard foods are Icecream and chocolate! We all have something.


workingit2 on 12/25/2007:
Merry Christmas!



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 17, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. --Joseph Joubert

For my activity: NordicTrack 41 min/4.5 mi

I didn't make the water goal, and I skipped out of my walk yesterday for my "Run Up To The New Year--2008!"

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Cheers to you all!


2236 cal * 86g Fat * 23g Fiber * 56 oz Water
509 cal Deficit * 13% Activities

OnlySkinDeep on 12/17/2007:
Good job with your exercise!!!


workingit2 on 12/17/2007:
I hope to join you in your daily fitness reports, very soon! Thank you for all the kind words!


hollybelle on 12/18/2007:
Loved your comment yesterday about not having a cal goal being pure genius. I think I agree!


vvvzena2 on 12/18/2007:
Thanks for your comments! :-) I completely agree with the smoking thing. I also think of all the money I'll save. I've lost 3 people this year due to smoking. I don't plan on being one of them. I'm working on my game plan on quitting. I will quit!! I'm glad to see you doing so good. I always liked to read your diary. It was an insiration.


jmarie60 on 12/18/2007:
I like the quote. I hope you do well in your exercising today!


fritters on 12/18/2007:
I know a few of those people that you wonder why you like them!! Good quote. It seems no matter what is going on you always manage to get in your exercise. Good Job!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Dec 16, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Thurs: NordicTrack 62 min/6.9 mi; Short Walk
Fri: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (30 min/3.1 mi)
Sat: NordicTrack 51 min/5.6 mi; DogJog 16 min/Walk 10 min

I'm doing quite well with my "Run Up To The New Year--2008!" I'm thinking that not having a calorie goal is pure genius at the moment--haha! I don't need the pressure now or really any time of the year.

BTW, I'm 15 pounds away from a healthy BMI weight--seems possible for the first time in awhile!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Cheers to you all!


1811 cal * 81g Fat * 27g Fiber * 56 oz Water
947 cal Deficit * 20% Activities

fritters on 12/16/2007:
15 pounds is VERY doable!! Good for you. I think that sometimes whenwe aren't so concerned with every bite we take, we don't take so many bites!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 13, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular? --Ruth Gordon

For my activity:
Tues: NordicTrack 51 min/5.6 mi; Walk 15 min
Wed: NordicTrack 42 min/4.6 mi; DogJog 15 min/Walk 10 min

My "Run Up To The New Year--2008!" is still just okay. It is keeping me in the game. I didn't think it would be this difficult to consciously get 1 hour of cardio EVERY day once I actually set it as a goal. I think this is the first time I've actually set an amount of time per day for exercise. It's good to try to get on the ball--especially at this time of the year when it's easier just to drop it altogether!

Goals: at least two circuit workouts/week, 80 oz water/day and at least 1 hour of cardio-type exercise per day. Actual goals met/not met for the week: No circ wkts done, water intake a little better (64 oz/day average), and I got in only 2 days of at least 1 hr of cardio (<1hr on some of the other days). I jogged 2 days.

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Cheers to you all!


2055 cal * 89g Fat * 29g Fiber * 84 oz Water
704 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

jon'smom on 12/13/2007:
Great job! Keep up the great work!!


fritters on 12/13/2007:
You are doing really well. It is nice to have set goals - it really helps to keep us on track.


hollybelle on 12/14/2007:
Your are so close to your goal!


greengirl on 12/14/2007:
You are doing great biscotti. You deserve a bit of success !!! Lets hope you get to see the 150s before Christmas. I will be cheering for you :)


geevee on 12/14/2007:
The 150's are right around the corner! I'm impressed!


Soon2BThin on 12/15/2007:
Hey, you're doing great! Rome was not built in a day, you know. Keep on with your plan.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/15/2007:
For some reason, I do pretty well during holiday season!! LOL, I think the fall is my worst time of year...maybe I get depressed! not sure!

I had to chuckle at your comment...I love the idea of cooking some smelly foods!!! Actually, I kinda already did without trying! All my packaged frozen veggies smell a bit when cooked...and I had them and microwaved eggs for dinner...and my sister came down and commented on the strong smell! LOL. she wasn't mean or anything, but it was funny to think that I already cooked something smelly! :) yay for nobody bothering me about it!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 11, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Fri: NordicTrack 42 min/4.2 mi; Yardwork 10 min
Sat: Nothing
Sun: NordicTrack 41 min/4.6 mi; DogJog 14 min/Walk 10 min
Mon: NordicTrack 42 min/4.3 mi

My "Run Up To The New Year--2008!" is going okay. I'm doing fairly well with water intake. That last jog was outside at 35�F with a slight breeze, but not too bad--and I was dressed for it. I'm going to do my best to keep it up!

I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in and up a little more than a half-inch on measurements. Nothing to shout about, but nothing to cry in my beer about either:-)

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Cheers to you all!


1750 cal * 88g Fat * 18g Fiber * 84 oz Water
855 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

sugarmama on 12/11/2007:
Thanks for the input on my diary. No, I don't think weighing in everyday is obsessive! I really like your idea of 'Run Up To The New Year'. How creative is that - and smart!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2007:
calories are awesome...fiber's not too bad! umm, congrats on getting out there with weather like that! you motivate me...although i'm still NOT leaving my house...i pray my sister will come home wiht my car so i can go do yoga tonight! :)



biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 07, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 51 min/5.5 mi; DogJog 14 min/Walk 10 min

"Run Up To The New Year--2008!" I got in all my water and my cardio. I'm so looking forward to being 10# lighter while jogging. For that, 10 pounds at a time is adequate--I can't imagine how light and airy I'll feel in the 140s (if::when::ever).

I knew I wasn't going to get in the circuit yesterday--maybe tomorrow. It's supposed get up to only 43�F on Monday, then a cold rain is on tap for a couple of days.

Thanks for your curiosity HoP--that plus keeping an eye out for calorie days above 2000 should keep me in some kind of groove--with the exercise too, of course!

Plan for today: NTrack, Yardwork, Walk

Have a good food day!


1592 cal * 80g Fat * 26g Fiber * 84 oz Water
1183 cal Deficit * 20% Activities

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/08/2007:
:) What you said in my journal makes a lot of sense. But, for the time being, I want to at least pretend to believe that everything I make is enjoyable and nutritious, no matter how weird to everyone else. My current goal is basically still to loose until i reach back to 115. After that, I will continue with that goal, downwards. I know that I do have an "illness" and I do possibly need some greater help.

I actually didn't even get the same exact feelings on these past three days of binging than i have on previous binges. The after effect was actually more of boredom. It's proof that I don't need binging to take my mind off something. Interestingly, I think lack of sleep led to the binges being as bad as they were. Basically, I ate to sleep...I ate because after that i knew what would happen - I'd pass out, not be able to think about anything, and go to sleep. Of course, I'll mention this is no way to live! AND, I don't want this!

I feel like my body is giving me a thousand chances!!! So, I take them and succeed sometimes.

I appreciate your efforts to open up my eyes....they're opening....one day at a time...back to start...

Biscotti, today has been a great day for you! You will feel lighter and exercise will feel easier, that's a fact. I know from experience.


borntocry on 12/08/2007:
Oh, I know what you mean. I love the way running forces me to think about my weight and make sure I don't gain too much. I've had to run with a backpack lately and it's made me realise how every little pound does make a difference.

I've been thinking a lot about the Run Up to the New Year 2008. I figured you were probably counting walking but I haven't been doing a lot of that lately (to the metro station, grocery store, etc. but that's rarely more than 5 minutes at a stretch and I don't really think I can count it as cardio). But I think I am going to give it a try. I want to start running every day anyway, and even though I'm rarely going to be running a full hour, I can use my exercise bike to make up the rest. I wanted to start using that thing again - at the moment it's being used as a coat-rack.

I liked your comment to HoP. I used to fall into exactly the trap you described - eating to distract myself from my cravings and then giving into them anyway. (I suppose that could work for people with smaller appetites but I always have room for more.) And I've learned to stop doing that too. In fact, as I was reading your comment I was eating a flatbread from the Algerian bakery next door which I had promised myself as a treat for an otherwise good day. And I actually made myself go get it because I knew that if I didn't, I'd just sit around eating all kinds of other junk instead to "make up" for it.

But you know, it's possible that HoP really does enjoy some of the weird foods she eats. There's a theory that some of us are "supertasters" and others have a much duller sense of taste. It's possible that HoP falls into that latter category as she's previously mentioned that other people in her family object to the strong-smelling foods she cooks while she (presumably) doesn't notice the smell. And I've had similar experiences myself. I have to get my husband to taste dairy products for me because I can't tell if they've gone bad.


workingit2 on 12/08/2007:
Seriously, I am looking forward to losing 10lbs right along with you!


timeforachange on 12/09/2007:
Hope you had a great weekend and kept on trucking along on the way to your goal! Or should I say "running along" from the looks of it. More power to you!=)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Dec 06, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus. --Bishop Robert South

For my activity:
Tues & Wed: Nothing

"Run Up To The New Year--2008!" Do what? Oh yeah, I had some water and exercise goals to meet--didn't meet 'em for Tuesday and my time got away from me and then I lost any motivation. I crashed--apparently I needed the break. It just continued yesterday--though I did some housework--can't count it. I will count yardwork (if I get any done--ever).

Goals: at least two circuit workouts/week, 80 oz water/day and at least 1 hour of cardio-type exercise per day. Actual goals met/not met for the week: No circ wkts done, water intake sucked (nowhere near 80 oz/day), and I got in only 2 days of at least 1 hr of cardio (<1hr on some of the other days). I jogged 2 days.

The weather's good enough to do some yardwork, but I don't want to do it. Fortunately our weather is going to be in the 70�F range for the next few days, although we got a freeze the other morning. Typical for this time of year.

Plan for today: NTrack, Circuit Workout, Walk

Have a good food day!


2166 cal * 94g Fat * 24g Fiber * 56 oz Water
95 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

greengirl on 12/06/2007:
Hey Biscotti, we must both be online at the same time, but thousands of miles apart. That is weird!! It great to see you doing so well. Your weight loss ticker is looking good :)


workingit2 on 12/06/2007:
ohhh how nice to have temps in the 70's. I would LOVE it!


borntocry on 12/07/2007:
I really like your Run Up to the New Year 2008 plan. I was thinking of adopting it myself, but I don't know if I could do a whole hour of cardio every day. I'd like to try, though. Maybe I'll give it a shot.

So did you make the chess pie, then? How was it?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/07/2007:
good calories and goals! I'm looking foward to hearing about how the challenge is going...



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Dec 04, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: NordicTrack 35 min/3.5 mi

I'm down a pound on my weekly weigh-in--no measurements 'til next week.

I did okay, though I missed the mark for cardio for my "Run Up To The New Year--2008!"

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Have a good food day!


2264 cal * 92g Fat * 26g Fiber * 28 oz Water
321 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

workingit2 on 12/04/2007:
I agree with you about the detox thing. The first time I heard of someone 'worming' themselves in order to lose weight, I thought "Yes, we have reached a new low in the marketing gimmicks".


kyrin on 12/05/2007:
had to read back for a few days... I agree about standing. It requires the body to use more muscles to maintain erect (and especially, correct) posture. I don't usually count all of the day's efforts in my cardio total. But, I know when I have pushed a little harder on some days than on others. I feel a little prouder of myself on those days. Good job with getting your fiber. That's still a tough one for me while I'm living with my parents. They seem to want to gravitate to canned fruits and veggies. I like mine fresh, which doesn't always seem to digest as well for them. ...But we're trying.

Nice week, Biscotti!

Hugs!


timeforachange on 12/05/2007:
Thanks for the advice, I will have to check out that book =) Hope you had a good day! Halfway to Friday woohoo!


workingit2 on 12/06/2007:
Thank you for the support!



biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 03, 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: NordicTrack 61 min/6.8 mi; Bike Ride 24 min/4.4 mi; DogJog 12 min/Walk 10 min

I did okay for my "Run Up To The New Year--2008!"

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Have a good food day!


2289 cal * 78g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
708 cal Deficit * 25% Activities

workingit2 on 12/04/2007:
Woo hooo! Fantastic exercise!



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