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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 09, 2008
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 159.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Mon: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (32 min/3.4 mi); Walk 10 min
Tues: Nothing Cardio-ish

Okay, I'm down a half-pound for my weigh-in yesterday and for measurements I'm down a half-inch overall. I'm very pleased! I didn't get the bike ride in Monday--would have had to ride in the dark, and I have no bike light at the moment. I had a great circuit workout--a total of 27 actual minutes of weight training.

For the weekly recap of goals met or not: Calories were >2000 all days but one (Avg: 2063), all planned Circ Wkts done, at least 80 oz water on all days except two and at least 1 hr cardio all days except one.

I almost hesitate to mention it, because my back has a mind of its own it seems--from last Wednesday 'til Sunday I was having spasms in my low back and feeling like all hell could break loose at any time. It didn't and so I did my exercise as usual. (It doesn't hurt or spasm during exercise.) I'm all fine now--day three of no spasms!

Very screwed up day yesterday resulting in my getting no significant exercise. It's okay. A needed break.

Great dream I had. Not. My fingernails were mysteriously being folded over backward without breaking them. Also my kneecaps were being pulled out and then let go of like a slingshot--over and over again--but it didn't hurt. Kinda like when you dream you have a handful of money, then it's gone and then you wake the hell up! Yeah, just like that--haha!

Plan for today: NTrack, Jog/Walk

Don't give up!

1385 cal * 45g Fat * 12g Fiber * 56 oz Water
1003 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

workingit2 on 01/09/2008:
Congratulations on the weight and inches lost! AND on the back not going kaput! Weird dream you had lol. Have a great evening =)

dearerdiarist on 01/09/2008:
Well you did it, weight and measurement... Good Job, BB! Super human feats in your sleep, huh, what could it mean? VERY good news that you are feeling a stable back again. Oh, I just hate to think of you out riding in the dark even with the light.... world is sometimes so treacherous anymore.... do you ride with a buddy? See you next time

shadetree on 01/09/2008:
Isn't life wonderful when you manage to get a couple spasm-free days? Congrats on the weight loss!

weightlossyoyo on 01/09/2008:
Weird dream! Good job on the 1/2 lb!

CritterMom on 01/10/2008:
You did great this past week! Very strange dream, wonder what it means?

rae_regenbogen on 01/10/2008:
Thanks for the comment.

I actually exercise in the evenings without a personal trainer. Nate is a counselor who helps people begin and continue with exercise programs. I couldn't even imagine trying to let someone push me past my comfort zone when I'm exercising, I push myself enough. So I'd never keep going if I'm uncomfortable. I think people should always listen to their bodies. Sweat is good, but I agree that pain is not. lol.

Anyway, thanks for the ideas. Today I'll try eating more of my points during the day and just save 5 or so for a post workout snack.

That is a strange dream! I wonder what your subconcious was getting at...

greengirl on 01/10/2008:
Well done on your results Biscotti, you have been a great role model recently. I found your dream a little disturbing !! I hate the thought of the nails bending !!!!

biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 07, 2008
(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)

Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don't eat. --Gloria Swanson (1899-1983)

For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.3 mi; Bike Ride 32 min/5.6 mi; DogJog 18 min/Walk 15 min

Though it'd be nice to have a drop in pounds tomorrow--I'm SURE my measurements are gonna be down--SIGNIFICANTLY!

For New Year's Day it's a tradition in Texas to eat blackeyed peas for good luck. I made a very nice pot of them--I did use one ham hock, though it doesn't add all that much fat because you don't have to cook them for more than about an hour or so. So if you're looking for a good source of fiber--blackeyed peas are right there--about 14 g/1.25 cups.

Homemade from dry they have a creamy consistency--some are broken down, some are intact--good stuff! The recipe I used added good flavor with celery, garlic, onion, carrot and bay leaf. And you don't have to pre-soak blackeyed peas. I think they're #1 for me. Second would be pintos, then black beans, then small white beans, then lentils, then split peas.

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, Bike Ride, Walk

Wishing all the best to you all in 2008!

2231 cal * 87g Fat * 45g Fiber * 84 oz Water
557 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

dearerdiarist on 01/07/2008:
You are really looking serious, Girlfriend! What a day! What kind of dog takes you on a jog? I really like beans too. I often make red kidney beans with green bell pepper, red onion and brown rice.... all marinated in fat free Italian dressing. It's kind of jolting and sometimes I just crave it. Puerto Rican red beans and rice... Cuban black beans and rice with home made sofrito. Yum. I used to have such a dislike for ww tortillas but now I like them very much and actually prefer them. I'm sure rootin' for you to show drops in wt and measurements. I thought that you would be the one to teach me about that "degrees" symbol. Please?

greengirl on 01/07/2008:
That recipe sounds very tasty. I like beans but we dont get as much choice as you do in the States. Its getting better than it used to be. At one time I depended on beans and peas for a lot of my protein. Good luck with the weigh-in and measuring tomorrow :)

Moody2 on 01/07/2008:
Hope that the inches have dropped!! Thats what really matters, not pounds!

I wish I liked peas/beans...not something I can handle, never could. And its too bad because they are so good for you!

legcramps on 01/07/2008:
I like this quote, sort of says it all! Hey, I don't think I mentioned this yet but way to go on the loss of weight! You're under 160 girl, way to go!

fritters on 01/07/2008:
Good luck with your weigh/measure tomorrow. I love beans. I like to cook them with celery, onion, seasonings/ tomatoes and a little mild salsa. Mmmmmm! I would love to get on my bike - or have snow! We have cold and wind. not fun outdoors weather.

Workingit2 on 01/07/2008:
I LOVE pinto and black beans...OMG so very very tasty. I also really enjoy lentils but not as much as the pinto and black beans.

You are almost back to your former "low"! Yay!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/07/2008:
haha, i have the same comment as WI2!! I love peas/beans as fiber sources. Canned corn, because it always tastes SOOOOOOOOO sweet is a good runner up!

borntocry on 01/08/2008:
Hi biscotti! Actually, you don't have to soak any beans. Soaking just helps to keep them whole, and you seem to prefer them broken up anyway. It doesn't even shorten the cooking time. I always make black beans without pre-soaking them and they only take an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how old they are.

caz on 01/08/2008:
Hiya, sounds like a great recipe, need to try it out..let you know how it goes..keep up the great work xx

CritterMom on 01/08/2008:
Sounds yummy! If our temps ever turn cold here again, I'm going to make a pot of pea soup, too!

vvvzena2 on 01/08/2008:
I'm doing good with the not-smoking thing. Didn't say I was happy about it though. :-) I'll have to give my husband that recipe. He's the cook here. It sounds really good! If it wasn't for him, we'd all starve to death. lol I was raised on McDonald's and Burger Kind. My mom didn't know how to cook either. I'm learning though. Good job! I hope that you get the results you're wanting when you take measurements. I get more excited when I loose an inch then when I loose a few pounds.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/08/2008:
I ONLY eat foods that taste good to me. If they don't, sometimes I unfortunately have to throw them out...or I return them if I buy them from a specialty store by me that accepts opened returns! i love that! even vitamins and expensive items are accepted back for a full refund. Beans i don't love...and i don't eat them a lot...i would rather have them flavored with something or in chilli. I don't like them also because they have no fat and don't always keep me satisfied. But the things I drink and eat I do so because I DO like them! I'm glad that I like healthy things. If some of the unhealthy things were healthy, I'd be soooo grateful as well. Like, if donuts were only ONE CALORIE, i'd be eating them by the dozen! LOL!

sharklover on 01/09/2008:
Thanks for leaving me the comment! I think I will pop up in the new year. One of my resolutions is to journal more, not just in my personal journal at home but this one too.

You're doing really well! Although I have to agree with Moody2 about the beans. I just don't like them, but I wish I did because they can be very good for you!

Keep up the good work! And thanks again for the comment! It basically reminded me how much this site helped me and what I was missing by neglecting it.

biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 06, 2008
(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)

Everything worthwhile, everything of any value, has its price. Everything anyone has ever wanted has come neatly wrapped up in its penalties. --Loretta Young (1913-2000)*

For my activity:
Fri: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (18 min/1.2 mi); Walk 15 min
Sat: Bike Ride 36 min/6.4 mi; Walk 25 min

For Friday my cals were 5 over and got in only 56 oz water. Haven't mentioned the cardio goal, because I've made it each day thus far. I'm going to start watching the calories closer starting now--or there's no hope.

I mean all credit to me for keeping it below 3000 (actually it's not that hard unless I willfully OVEREAT for crying out loud). So it's time to watch it or eat the same things every day--and that's not gonna happen anytime soon! I could do that once upon a time, and I can do it for a meal or two, but it's awfully boring.

Nearly 80�F forecast today! Gotta get while the gettin's good--haha!

*I had to check out her bio, and coincidentally today is her birthday.

Plan for today: NTrack, Bike Ride, Jog/Walk

Wishing all the best to you all in 2008!

2577 cal * 64g Fat * 25g Fiber * 84 oz Water
426 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

dearerdiarist on 01/06/2008:
80 degrees... How delightful... Enjoy your bike ride! I'm 22 degrees with snow sparkling on the ground and just dusting around now and then. Actually had to turn the temp down in the house while I was generating my own energy exercising. It was a pretty great feeling... been out of that mode for so long. I'm watchin' you :)

caz on 01/06/2008:
wish the weather in glsgow was as hot.. not much above freezing here..just had 2 days of heavy snow. It rained all last night and wiped away the snow, but very cold and wet.. Hopefully in the summer I will be fit enough to go out cycling, if we get a summer. Going to gym tomorrow for my assessment to see what fitness programm they will put me on. Looking forward to it. Food diet been really good today, got tips on what is healthier than I thought, so inspired from my nutrition talk at gym today.. I think it's important to get educated about food too. should be tought better in schools. Scotland is seen as the most unhealthiest place to stay in Europe. I'M JUST TURNED 40 AND GOT A SHOCK TODAY AT WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A HEALTHY EATING STYLE. Keep up the good work..

legcramps on 01/06/2008:
"I could do that once upon a time, and I can do it for a meal or two, but it's awfully boring."

Sometimes we need to grin and bear the boredom just to get to the next place in life. Like Loretta Young says in your post, "Everything anyone has ever wanted has come neatly wrapped up in its penalties."

Good luck this week!

Weighlon on 01/06/2008:
Your diary is always so neat and organized with your ticker tape at the bottom. You are sooo together!

Soon2BThin on 01/06/2008:
Hey, I notice the weight is down. Good for you! You're doing it!! I hope to join in the fun soon. Have a great week!

CritterMom on 01/06/2008:
Wow! You are almost at your goal weight. Good job!!

mm on 01/07/2008:
Yep, that's me in the snow tunnel. Thanks for remembering me. Took me a while to find my way back, but here I am! Feels good to get back on my feet again! Gonna Kick Butt this time! I'm jealous of your 80 degrees. Sitting at 30 right now. Enjoy the outdoors!

biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 04, 2008
(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)

For my activity: NordicTrack 23 min/2.3 mi; DogJog 16 min/Walk 25 min

I should have no reason NOT to get in a couple of bike rides this weekend--temps forecast for above 70�F. Calories high again--granted I am eating a few high-cal leftovers and I'm NOT overeating, but this is why I count calories. It can get out of hand real quick with me. It's not draconian for me to eat 1700-2000 calories by any means! (And I mean no MORE than 2000!)

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Wishing all the best to you all in 2008!

2518 cal * 111g Fat * 34g Fiber * 84 oz Water
107 cal Deficit * 14% Activities

greengirl on 01/04/2008:
I am envious of your temperature forecast !! Keep up the good work biscotti !

dearerdiarist on 01/04/2008:
Browsed around at my back in the day entries.... came across July 2004 which was when I returned from some kind of adventure.???? I had this flash of a memory having to do with an email I received from you at a very sad and critical point. Something in your last comment to me made me recall that although you and I like it here, we seem to have a similar force field as to what is publically expressed. Agree? Disagree? Is the email address showing in your bio current? Would you like to share a current one? Mine is: molliepollieandme@gmail.com Draconian? Wonderful. I just adore words. :)

dearerdiarist on 01/04/2008:
I hear you, BB. Thank you for responding :)

workingit2 on 01/04/2008:
It really is amazing how quickly calories can add up, even when we control portion sizes. I do not trust myself to guess at calories. Most folks underguess more often than they over. I think even if someone overguesses calories, they still aren't doing themselves any favors!

Enjoy your beautiful weather!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/05/2008:
I had to look up "draconian" in dictionary.com even though i got the idea of what you meant. Thanks for introducing me to a new word! haha.

I envy you for because you live in Texas and the weather is sounding so pleasant. Here, it's a little cold...but i miss the sun and I think I'm going out for a long walk today. It will be 43 as a high today. Two days ago, the high was really COLD - 19-20 degrees! OUCH! Now, that is cold!

Donkey on 01/05/2008:
Thank you, Biscotti, for always being the voice of reason. If I cannot count on you to deliver a clear, objective perspective, then I cannot count on anyone. You are 100% right in regards to the treatment of my cat. And I have to say that if what the vet suggested had not been reasonably affordable, we would have put her down. The antibiotics and the IV treatments were relatively inexpensive, so we agreed that it would be worth the effort to try to rehabilitate the cat. However, we do agree that if she does not respond or relapses, that we will not maintain this regimen. I cannot be giving her IV fluids 2x a day for the rest of her life, which could conceivably be 6 more years. No, I don't think so. She does seem to be improving but we just cannot maintain this level of treatment for her on a long-term basis.

Get this -- when we thought we'd have to put her down, Husband says to me, Don't worry, we can go to the shelter and find a replacement. Oh no you don't. We have to lose at least one, possibly 2 more cats before we even THINK about stepping back into an animal shelter.

mm on 01/05/2008:
Just wanted to say hi. I'm back after a very long absence. Had to stop by, b/c I remember you being one of my favorites. You are such and inspiration to me. You seem to have it all together and have great determination. Thank you for all of that!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 03, 2008
(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)

I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions. --Gene Tierney (1920-1991)

For my activity: NordicTrack 51 min/5.4 mi; Walk 10 min

Just a bit over my calorie goal yesterday. Oh well, I just had to have some eggnog. I don't keep a running calorie count in my head. I just use Fitday to calculate the previous day. There's enough "stuff" in my head without adding a running total of anything.

Though my weigh-in isn't 'til Tuesday, I wanted to get a good weight to use for Fitday and I was 160.5--I'm okay with the subtle fluctuations up and down--better than 169.5 *YET AGAIN* by golly;-)

DDs is positively poppin' lately--the more the merrier!

Plan for today: NTrack, Jog/Walk

Wishing all the best to you all in 2008!

2075 cal * 79g Fat * 34g Fiber * 84 oz Water
615 cal Deficit * 17% Activities

Generally I don't comment on my quotes, but if you're not familiar with Gene Tierney and you like old movies, you should at least try to see Laura and Leave Her To Heaven. The latter is hilarious in parts--she plays a classic femme fatale. It made tons of money for 20th Century Fox.

She had an overbite, she smoked early on because someone remarked that it would make her voice deeper (she died a smoker--with emphysema). She was in and out of mental hospitals in her 30s, escaped from one. She had many (over 20) shock treatments for depression and apparently was diagnosed as manic-depressive. Gene was the namesake of an uncle.

I just randomly found a bunch of her quotes, had seen Leave Her To Heaven years ago and thought it must have been a "B" movie as the second-rate movies/stars were called at the time. (Now I gotta look out for it and watch it again.) Her father was a lawyer and watched out for her as she became a movie star. (The studio wanted to screw with her overbite, she refused, and her father was there to back her up.) Her career actually started on the stage--and a critic remarked that she could have a long career there if Hollywood didn't snatch her up first.

But things happened to shake her--she gave birth to a severely retarded and blind daughter who was institutionalized. The problem was traced to a woman fan whom she came in contact with during a USO appearance. The fan knew she was contagious with measles, and Tierney was pregnant. (To me this seems like too neat and tidy an explanation for something that could have many causes.)

Anyway, I thought the minutiae available was interesting in light of today's Hollywood. Plus she persevered over her mental health aspects and seems to have ultimately had a happy life--she's buried in Houston. She did give birth to another (perfectly healthy) daughter. She published an autobiography in the 90s--I'd like to read it after catching these bits from a Wikipedia article. (Disclaimer: Since it's Wikipedia, the veracity of the info is dependent on the person who wrote it.)

And that's why I don't comment on the quotations . . . haha!

dearerdiarist on 01/03/2008:
I like it that you are okay about the subtle fluxuations. It just wearies one for nothing stressing over a little this or that. Thank you for the Gene Tierney news. I have seen several of her films and I think she was great. "B" movies... haven't thought of that for a while. I grew up Catholic and in the vestibule of the church each month would be a "LIST"... "B" movies were tolerated, but "C" movies were a SIN :) Today, of course "B" movies represent second rate artistically. Did you happen to see that Jerry Seinfeld interview when he was running around plugging his latest movie? He said that when he suggested to the world famous director... WHY CAN"T I REMEMBER HIS NAME????? Oh, I've ruined my story, but I am sure that I will think of his name in the middle of the night and I will be sure to give you a call then, okaY? lol. So............ Jerry Seinfeld says to what's his name: "How about we make a BEE movie?" Apparently those two were the only two who "got" the pun and the "Bee Movie" was born. Boy, I am so sure that that is WAY more information than ANYONE needed. You seem so sane and together. Are you? And, by the way, BB, where do you keep all of your exercise equipment? You are doing great and I applaud your work!

timeforachange on 01/03/2008:
I love how you don't keep a running count of your calorie intake. I definetly agree that we have enough things to think/focus on, rather than the number of calories associated with what we ate! Have a good night and another great day tomorrow!

workingit2 on 01/03/2008:
Oh hey, if you ever want more eggnog, you can have all of mine LOL I don't like the stuff. I thought Gene Tierney was a very beautiful woman. Sure didn't know all of that about her!

legcramps on 01/04/2008:
That's a great quote, although I don't know how much of it I would actually believe since our little Gene's had sort of a rough life, no?!! Great eating and exercise! Yay!

Moody2 on 01/04/2008:
I can't do the running calorie count in my head either!! Fitday is wonderful for that kinda stuff!

50 minutes on the nordic track! Woweee!! Thats fantastic!

CritterMom on 01/04/2008:
Sometimes you've just GOT to have that little sip of eggnog, or bite of whatever, to get over it. Then you can get back into watching those calories.

Do you remember me? Used to be on here, years ago, as "Soccer Mom". I'm Kyrin's sister.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 02, 2008
(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)

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (27 min/5.6 mi); Walk 10 min

I'm officially ending the "Run Up . . . 2008!" I'll probably come up with something else sometime if necessary.

For now my little old goals are thus: <2000 cal/day, 2-3 Circuit Workouts/week, at least 80 oz water/day and at least 1 hr cardio/day. I'll recap weekly instead of daily.

Gah, it's already Jan 2nd--hahaha!

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Wishing all the best to you all in 2008!

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

greengirl on 01/02/2008:
Good goals Biscottibody. Happy New Year to you !

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/02/2008:
I LOVE the less than 2000 calories a day goal! :) big fan over here!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/02/2008:
...yup, you're right - that is exactly why i like your 2000 calorie goal and I give you so much credit for making it. I do NOT have the motivation right now to make a goal like but if i do end up losing more weight, I would LOVE to be able to say I have a 2000 calorie limit. I'm sure even now a 2000 cal limit wouldn't cause weight gain though. It really is a good goal.

maria777 on 01/02/2008:
Good exercise plan! I, too, do not have the motivation to get back with the exercise consistently...I do so much going here and going there and running errands for others...wonder if that counts???

vvvzena2 on 01/02/2008:
I love how you make your goals, and stick to them. On the other hand, you make me tired just reading what you did. :-) I'm really proud of you, and hope that I can find my motivation to keep at it like you do!

workingit2 on 01/03/2008:
Great goals!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 01, 2008
(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)

For my activity: NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi; DogJog 16 min/Walk 25 min

Will start counting cals etc again as of tomorrow--I weighed the other morning and was actually a half-pound down--probably because I've not lifted weights in a number of days--diminished lean weight. Enjoyed the living hell out of my jog yesterday--about 40�F but no wind to speak of.

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk

Best wishes to you all!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/01/2008:
well, you can't be sure its from not lifting weights...so, congrats on the 1/2 lb!

maria777 on 01/01/2008:
Congratulations to you on your progress! Thanks for the encouraging words you wrote in your comment to me.

Moody2 on 01/01/2008:
Happy New Year! Glad to hear that yesterdays jog was so enjoyable!

workingit2 on 01/01/2008:
Happy New Year!! I wish YOU all the best as well! Glad to read you enjoyed the hell out of your jog YAY!

dearerdiarist on 01/01/2008:
Just "enjoyed the hell out" of that run, huh?" Perfect! I SO cannot jog, at ANY weight... I just hate, hate and hate it... knees, breasts, gasping issues, nongraceful moves... need I expound further? You are the bomb. Happy New Year to you, Texas, with all the wonderous possibilities.

biscottibody59 - Monday Dec 31, 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)

New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. --Mark Twain

For my activity:
Sat: NordicTrack 61 min/6.7 mi
Sun: Nothing

No jog the other day. After tomorrow the weather cannot be an excuse for me--it's s'posed to be 72�F by Sunday! I'm doing okay with water, but not even coming close to the goals for that or cardio.

I'm so glad to put this damn year behind me--my crappy year started in late Oct 2006. And I allowed myself to consciously feel sorry for myself through about November of this year whenever necessary. I fully expected another shoe to drop, and when it didn't and still hasn't, now I can move on. I'm sure that makes no sense--or does it? Maybe in a generic way;-) At any rate I'm done with that phase. There will be other life crapstorms I'm sure--but it won't be the last one--haha!

I will weigh in/measure on Jan 8th.

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 12/31/2007:
glad to hear that you are excited for 2008!!! So am I!

shadetree on 12/31/2007:
I think there are a lot of us that are glad to put 2007 away. Glad you're making a conscious decision to move on with life. Enjoy your warmer weather - we'll be dealing with about a foot of snow here...Happy New Year!

Weighlon on 12/31/2007:
HooWaa, get on with it. Too bad I can't use voice inflection here because I LOOVED the Twainism and the come out fighting attitude. ..."Use the force Luke"...that came out corny, but I get it, now use your experiences to your advantage. Happy New Years.

biscottibody59 - Saturday Dec 29, 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)

For my activity:
Thurs: NordicTrack 12 min/1.2 mi
Fri: Nothing

Didn't get in the jog Thursday--or the water/cardio goal either day. Still eating normally--no counting or overeating--working out just cuts into my eating time ya' know, so I pooped out on it yesterday!

I've got to find a way to get back on the bike even if it's chilly out--I miss it.

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 12/29/2007:
yay BB!!! Great! No overeating. I hate to bike in cold weather bc it makes it feel even colder. Do you walk outside? Have a good day!

workingit2 on 12/29/2007:
lol @ working out getting in the way of eating

Have a great day!

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)

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