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biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 16, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using (NordicTrack 27 min/2.5 mi)

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F) with these goals: no more than 60g fat and 1900 cal; at least 20% Activity cals/day. For Wednesday I accomplished none of the goals.

It took me forever to do my workout and I could have eaten even more--it's a wonder I didn't!!! One of those days--and fortunately today is much better;-)

Plan for today: Bike ride, Walk, NTrk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


2267 cal * 93g Fat * 14g Fiber * 84 oz Water
392 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/16/2007:
hi! thank you sooo much for taking the time to write and answer the questions that i left you. It all makes a lot of sense. You wrote saying how it's amazing that some people are on this site so long and it's as if they aren't moving foward...but i think you totally have been since you started. first of all, you did lost weight and keep it off. and, you've always continued your physical activity. of course, we have our up and down days.

i actually went back in your journal to read some of your earlier entries. It was interesting to read how you changed in your diet after awhile of working at your job and started eating more and more. you wouldn't believe it...or maybe you would...but this is exactly what happened with me. not my job...but senior year of high school until now. for some reason, i just started to continuously eat...till after being full. unable to stop. in college i ate all the goodies available...and we had some really tasty foods. my school had good cafeterias compared most.

anyways, have a good day...keep up the good work...like you have been lately~



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 15, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Bike Ride 31 min/5.4 mi; Walk 40 min; NordicTrack 40 min/4.3 mi

4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F) with these goals: no more than 60g fat and 1900 cal; at least 20% Activity cals/day. For Tuesday I accomplished all except for the fat goal.

Plan for today: Walk, NTrk, Circuit Workout

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1719 cal * 61g Fat * 27g Fiber * 168 oz Water
1157 cal Deficit * 21% Activities

Donkey on 08/16/2007:
I like the 4 Day challenge idea. Hope today has been successful. You will be 3 for 4 then. Best of luck!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 14, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.9 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


To forget is the great secret of strong creative natures; to forget is the way nature herself who knows no past and who at every hour begins the mysteries of her untiring labors afresh. --Honore de Balzac

For my activity: Bike Ride 31 min/5.4 mi; Jog 12 min/Walk 20 min

I'm down a pound on my weigh-in today! For my measurements I'm down a little more than an inch since last time (7.24).

I didn't get in every planned activity, but given the heat I think I made the best of it. On my 12-min Test I jogged the whole 12 minutes and after checking the route, it was .9 mile--this was outside right before dark, about 88�F (31�C). I don't even remember the last time I jogged, but all things considered .9 mile (Fair to Poor for my age group) was more than I could have hoped for!

Today starts my 4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F) with these goals: no more than 60g fat and 1900 cal; at least 20% Activity cals/day.

Plan for today: Bike ride, walk, NTrk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


1884 cal * 59g Fat * 30g Fiber * 118 oz Water
659 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

Progress as of today: 26.5 lbs lost so far, only 20.5 lbs to go!

greengirl on 08/14/2007:
Good results Biscotti !!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/14/2007:
my mom has always been like that. if i desperately need a white shirt, she'd say "no way" to borrow it. she's very territorial. I say, "it comes with the territory," of living at home. haha!

you are doing well. do you sometimes not comment on my diary because you don't want to respond to certain things i write? i was just wondering. what i mean is, do you sometimes feel like i am being too cynical or just plain self-destructive...or, who knows...maybe even juvenile. i was just wondering if you ever thought it.



biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 13, 2007
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 162.5

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


Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us if we can get brightened by it, and not ground. --Henry Wheeler Shaw

For my activity lately:
Sun: Nothing
Mon: Bike Ride 30 min/5.4 mi; Walk 10 min
Tues: Nothing
Wed: Bike Ride 34 min/6.3 mi; Walk 10 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min/2.6 mi)
Thur: Bike Ride 29 min/5.4 mi; Walk 10 min
Fri: Driving 3 hrs
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Walk 10 min; Several Short Bike Trips up and down the street; Random sweating while doing random things outside; Shopping with cart 2 hrs; Looking for car in parking lot in the blazing heat 5 min

For my Tuesday weigh-in last week I was down a bit--no measurements. I'll do a 12-min test (jogging) today. Been writing down my food in my little notebook--no Fitday lately!

What a great workout I had last week--42 each military and sissy pushups; chair dips; used 13 pound dumbbells for my weightlifting--lunges, squats, bic curls, tri k'back, deadlifts, calf raises, bent-over rows, shoulder presses, upright rows; two sets of "my regular" abs, which is 75 bicycle crunches/35 leg lifts/75 bic crunches repeated; then side abs--hate 'em! Not in that order--it's a good little workout that serves me just fine right now:-)

Tomorrow I'll start a 4-Day Challenge (T-W-Th-F) with these goals: no more than 60g fat and 1900 cal; at least 20% Activity cals/day. At least 100 oz/day of water is implicit in this one--it's so damn hot!

I lost my watermelon (and didn't even notice) while searching for my car. A very nice man pointed it out and even retrieved it for me!

I made a little ticker for an interim goal to lose about 10 pounds just as a small reminder:-)

Plan for today: Bike ride, jog/walk, NTrack, maybe a Circ Wkt (we'll see)

Hope you get some good exercise today!


2289 cal * 115g Fat * 24g Fiber * 56 oz Water
58 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/13/2007:
LOL! I'm glad you found your watermelon!!! That was very random and fun to read after going through this entry! haha.

I love the ticker...I may try to do that myself (but my real goal now is just to build muscle and loose what i have recently gained...)

I like your own goals on exercise and calories.



biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 05, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 165.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. --Walt Disney

For my activity:
Fri: Weedeating 1.5 hrs/Mowing 1 hr/Clean-up 20 min
Sat: Nothing

I had so much weedeating to do that I pushed myself like a blithering idiot, which resulted in great big gobs of muscle spasms, stiffness and pain yesterday. Needless to say I didn't get the bike ride or walk in on Friday!

My back is much better today. It shows that I should break these jobs up when the work is out of hand AND that I could use more consistency in my circuit workouts (weight training). AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN . . . I tell ya' it gets old, but I don't know what the alternative is. Giving up to some degree doesn't work, because I find myself two steps back every time. EVERY single TIME! I just have to persevere and do what I can to build on it all.

Plan for today: Bike, jog/walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


2289 cal * 115g Fat * 24g Fiber * 68 oz Water
58 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running (4-Day) Def: -51 (s/b +400 to +500)

Donkey on 08/06/2007:
Did you get around to jogging? I really want to start jogging outside. Not this week, though, too hot and humid! LOL! But really soon!!


greengirl on 08/07/2007:
I read somewhere that gardening is one of the main causes of injury in the home. There is nothing worse than stiffeneing up after exercising muscles you dont normally use. Take it easy Biscottibody !!


gerri on 08/07/2007:
good on the excerise .. i watched a progarm today on "you and your diet" with dr mike , he had some interesting things to say .. #1 tip was the only thing white in your kitchen (other them dairy)should only be cauliflower,fish and eggs # two tip was bet a buddy for excerise (one you can count on to give you heck if you dont) and phone her/him and let then know when you have done your walk/jog/bike whatever for the day ... i'll let you know if it works


maria777 on 08/09/2007:
Try not to overdo! Hope you're having a wonderful day!


Kia on 08/13/2007:
Thanks for your help in seeing my comments


Kia on 08/13/2007:
Thanks for your help in seeing my comments



biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 03, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 165.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.4 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Wed: Bike Ride 21 min/3.8 mi; Walk 15 min
Thur: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min/1.2 mi)
Fri: Bike Ride 31 min/5.7 mi; Phone Call 3 hrs
Sat-Tues: Nothing
Wed: Driving 4 hrs
Thurs: Nothing

Was able to fit into some shorts I couldn't button about 6 weeks ago! Didn't do measurements on Tuesday, but I was down a half-pound on my weigh-in. Really have slacked off on exercise--midsummer break I guess you could call it! Not good. Still haven't explored more day counting/lower fat goal. Must do so!

I've been writing my food down, but as it happens--for the umpteenth time--I haven't kept up with Fitday. So 1 August seems as good a time as any to start again with it. At least it's on my agenda!

Plan for today: Bike, walk, yard work

Hope you get some good exercise today!


2289 cal * 115g Fat * 24g Fiber * 68 oz Water
58 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running (3-Day) Def: -51 (s/b +400 to +500)

maria777 on 08/03/2007:
Congratulations on fitting into what you couldn't wear a few weeks ago...shows you're doing really well! Big Smile to you!


fattyfatty2by4 on 08/04/2007:
What a great feeling fitting into shorts you haven't been able to. Congrats! Also, thanks for the warm welcome! I went out last night and bought the book "Overcoming Overeating", you suggested. I'm really enjoying it. I'm not finished yet, but I definitely think I'm learning something and will implement things that it's suggesting. Thanks for suggesting it!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/04/2007:
congrats on getting back into your shorts! I lOVE that feeling!


greengirl on 08/04/2007:
Well done on getting back into clothes that didnt fit a few weeks ago. You must be doing something right if its showing in the measurement!!!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jul 25, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
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 lately:
Sun: Nothing
Mon: Bike Ride 28 min/4.8 mi; Walk 20 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (16 min/3.3 mi)
Tues: Nothing

Days 139 & 141 were 0 for 2 for the routine--good breakfast and walk. Neither accomplished. Day 140 was 1 for 2 for the routine. Walk only.

I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in Tuesday. On my measurements I'm down a little over 1.5 inches. I was considering not weighing in this week--because it seems week in and week out I'm up, I'm down, I'm all around--haha!

The day counting stops at 141 this time. To the best of my knowledge it had something to do with a weight goal, which I obviously didn't make. I'm going to start a 90-day count in an effort to lower my fat intake over time. Maybe starting tomorrow--maybe later.

Plan for today: Bike, walk (done)

Hope you get some good exercise today!


2289 cal * 115g Fat * 24g Fiber * 68 oz Water
58 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running (14-Day) Def: -51 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/26/2007:
great job on the biking today...as well as the progess in inches lost!!! That is certainly very important, because the more inches gone, the better we look in our clothes!


Donkey on 07/26/2007:
Did you start your 90 Day Lower Fat countdown yet?


harleygirl79 on 07/27/2007:
Great job on the loss. Keep up the exercise. You'll get there. Have a great weekend!!!


maria777 on 07/27/2007:
Yaaaaa!!!! Keep up the good work!!!


Maria7 on 07/28/2007:
Hope you're having a good day today!


maria777 on 08/02/2007:
Where's our Biscuit-Girl?



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 22, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Nothing

Day 138 was 0 for 2 for the routine--good breakfast and walk. Neither accomplished.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, bike ride, jog/walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


3803 cal * 170g Fat * 29g Fiber * 34 oz Water
-1478 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running (14-Day) Def: -17 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/23/2007:
I hope I get some good exercise too!!! I hope you accomplish your goals today, as you can think of Sunday as now a distant memory. I would love to go back to school again, but i'm 25 and it's probably not the best choice. I have to work and make money....especially in order to move out!!! I would LOVE to move out.


Soon2BThin on 07/24/2007:
I think we're just in the "summer limbo" right now. Bike riding sounds like fun but I'm too chicken to try it and I have no bike. Guess I'll just stay on my feet right now. I do know what that punching bag thing is you talked about. My kids had them. Hey, that would probably be a good thing to take out angry aggression on AND good arm exercise! Maybe they will bring them back, haha. Have a great week!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 21, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 166.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=28.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity lately:
Thurs: Nothing
Fri: Walk 60 min; Bike Ride 10 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (11 min/2.3 mi)
Sat: Bike Ride 32 min/5 mi; Walk 15 min
Sun: Bike Ride 28 min/4.6 mi; Walk 20 min
Mon: Bike Ride 34 min/5.8 mi; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min/2.6 mi); Walk 10 min
Tues: Walk 50 min; Pickup yard 40 min; Mowing/cleanup abt 2 hrs
Wed: Bike Ride 25 min/4.5 mi; Walk 15 min
Thurs: Walk 50 min
Fri: Nothing

Days 129 through 136 were ? . ? . ? for the routine--good breakfast and walk. I really haven't been counting and my strategy to have counting force me to make an entry didn't really work either. Day 137 was 1 for 2--had a good breakfast.

But still . . . I'm fighting, though I sometimes feel like a child's toy punching bag--the ones from my childhood that stood about 4 feet tall that you had to blow up and that had sand in a little compartment in the bottom that brought it back upright after punching it to the ground. I guess they don't make these anymore, huh!?! Probably something about them that has been deemed completely unsafe or politically incorrect haha!

I've been engaged in a food fight lately--I guess the food's been winning--go food! Hahaha!

On the weighing in every day for a week: Average for the week was 166, which was what I weighed in at on Tuesday. On my measurements I'm up slightly less than 2 inches. Weighing every day is tedious at this point, though I may revisit it again in the future. For now once a week is just enough for me.

Just when I thought I was in pretty good shape (fitness-wise), because I can jog 5-12 min at a clip (currently), I had to go and shatter my illusion by getting on a bicycle (I got a brand-new one--woo-hoo!) and ruining it--hahaha! Really, I know now why I used to be in such good shape. It was nothing for me to ride for 45 min to an hour 2-3 days per week, with a good mix of flats and hills. And take a longer ride once/week.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, NTrack, walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


3203 cal * 120g Fat * 18g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-878 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Averages 7.6-7.20:
2412 cal * 93g Fat * 19g Fiber * 60 oz Water
184 cal Deficit * 11% Activities * 314 cal burned (Activity)

maria777 on 07/22/2007:
Well, when you say to yourself that you've had enough, you'll make a change and I believe that one day you will say that to yourself! Look at where you were last year...150 was it? ...you did it then, you can do it again! Big Smile to you!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 12, 2007
(My Personal 7-Week Lean Bodies Experiment)
Weight: 164.0

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


I have often depended on the blindness of strangers. --Adrienne Gusoff

For my activity: NordicTrack 48 min/5.4 mi; Jog 5 min/Walk 60 min

Day 128 was 1 for 2 for the routine--good breakfast and walk. Walk only.

My little jog was just great--haha! I took my dog along and someone's teacup-sized chihuahua (possibly a puppy) came out into the street after us. My dog wanted to eat it, but I kept jogging--having to pull my dog (for about a minute) like I was some kind of horse pulling a double-wide--haha! It was probably hilarious from a distance. I was able to finish my next to nothing, spot of jog!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk

Hope you get some good exercise today!


2085 cal * 89g Fat * 35g Fiber * 84 oz Water
800 cal Deficit * 21% Activities

Running Wkly Def (6 Days): 569 (s/b +400 to +500)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/12/2007:
whoa, you have a really strong dog!!! i wish i could change careers..but, you know, everything requires work...lots of it. i would love to be a nurse practicioner, but i think it may involve WAY too much math and science. it would take too much time to complete...and money. i will have to wait out this teaching thing. if i don't get anything by September, then i will definitely look into other options. this time of year there are no jobs...august should have a bunch.


GG on 07/14/2007:
Thanks for you comment, it makes me think I may live well into my 90s....now I only want to do that if I actually feel good! haha. What kind of dog do you have? I have 2 german shephards so I know exactly what you mean when you say your dog wanted to eat that "rat of a dog". Dogs are awesome work out buddies though, even if they are stubborn and obnoxious at times: it just puts more work on our bodys thus resulting in more definded arms from pulling them! haahaha!


maria777 on 07/21/2007:
Hope you are having a good day!



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