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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 26, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 155.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.6 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. --Harriet Beecher Stowe

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (17 min/3.9 mi)

Day 211 was good. My weight's up today *sigh*--but I'm down 1/8th inch overall on my measurements. That goofy bust measurement is up a half-inch, but my abdomen is down 5/8ths inch. I was thinking my pants were just a little bit looser lately!

I just looked back and I'm down 3 inches in my abdomen over the last year--that feels really good. Pounds lost are good, but 3 inches of flab gone just feels great!

I'm not really surprised by the weight gain/fluctuation, whichever it is. I will be baking more in the coming days, weeks and months and I just have to learn some control this time. It's that or deprive others of my goodies:-) I admit that four scones the other day was a bit much, but one time I made them I literally ate them all and then didn't eat anything else all day--I paced myself:-) That was a few years ago, and I'm still enthralled with them--haha!

I started my circuit workout yesterday and immediately wanted to give up, but I persevered. I was glad to get it done. I always feel that way, but I always have varying levels of motivation. It was particularly bad yesterday. I didn't get in either the jog or the walk.

On the exrx.net site was a "sit up" test--the kind where you either have someone hold your feet or put your feet under something to immobilize them and your knees are bent. I was able to do 22, rated good for my age group. They're really hard on the lower back--probably why I haven't been doing them--I was thinking maybe I could do 100 before I started. I do bicycle crunches and leg lifts wherein my lower back is flat on the floor.

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

1964 cal * 60g Fat * 37g Fiber * 56 oz Water
510 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

smiley2 on 09/26/2006:
I go on measurements only, if i weigh myself each day i will become a chronically depressed person. Congrats on losing the measurements and way to go on the bust meaurement, wish i was you hehehe!

And thanks for sharing the quote, im gonna follow that outcry ;)

Have a great day!

PS The baking devil has started to tempt me as well...i have seen this flourless whiskey chocolate cake that i want to bake for my B-day next week, but dont know if i will actually go through with it hehehe!

maria777 on 09/26/2006:
I really think that the tape measure is what we should ALL go by, NOT the scale!!! Being heavier but smaller with the tape measure usually means added muscle which is fantastic! I'm so happy for you!

As for me, I'm up 1 and 3/4 inches in waist and up in other areas as well...so my increased weight is FAT weight.

You're doing so well...keep up the good work!

PS...you're not the only one that's been craving to do some baking...I even invited a couple over for supper one day this week and plan to bake homemade biscuits!

borntocry on 09/27/2006:
This is too funny - I've been wanting to start baking again too. Must be the onset of cooler weather... if that's even the case where you are, hehe.

WorkingIt on 09/27/2006:
LOVE the quote! So very true! And I agree with you about the doctors LOL I was not impressed with his approach, just kind of shocked and then pleased with myself LOL

biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 25, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Change before you have to. --Jack Welch

For my activity: Airdyne 14 min/3.0 mi; Jog 12 min/Walk 25 min

Day 210 was good. For my 12-min test, I was able to jog the entire way, but I didn't push myself AT ALL--pretty rusty after not doing ANY jogging in 20 days! Ended up at 1 mi, which is rated "POOR" for my age group. (1.1=Average, 1.3=Good, 1.4=Excellent and 1.6=score of 100 from exrx.net)

At least I haven't lost much fitness since the last test. I'm not going to be doing any racing any time soon if ever, so I'll once again work on increasing my time. I was regularly jogging 30 min 5-6 days/week, which would be great to get back to.

I broke down and made some oatmeal date scones--butter included--ate four of them. Didn't matter, because that's all I ate 'til supper. An all-scone diet wouldn't be so bad, I can only eat so many of them. I won't want them again for awhile I'm sure:-)

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

1890 cal * 54g Fat * 28g Fiber * 56 oz Water
597 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

WorkingIt on 09/25/2006:
A diet of only scones...hmmmm..you may have a great fad! LOL

cornucopia982 on 09/25/2006:
awesome workout...I'm building up to running also!

monet0239 on 09/25/2006:
if you go on a scone diet.. can I go on an all chocolate diet hehehe..

great work out hun.. I know I would flunk any kinda test like that.. blaaahhh.. hugs sweets..

maria777 on 09/25/2006:
Good for you on your exercise!!!!

ima2hefty on 09/25/2006:
you will get back to your 30 minute jogs 5-6 days a week if you keep up your effort. ;) i dunno what an oatmeal date scone is, but you must like them hehehe

smiley2 on 09/26/2006:
Oh those oatmeal date scones sounds sooooooooooooooooo goood! I love scones! Its good you only had that until dinner time and didnt use the opportunity to fall off the wagon alltogether...good job! Just keep hanging in there with the exercise as well....your efforts will pay off soon enough.

Moody on 09/26/2006:
Thanks so much for your comment, I will definitely try that.

Awesome workout as always!!! You are so inspiring!!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Sep 24, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Fri: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min/3.3 mi); Walk 15 min
Sat: Nothing

Days 208 & 209 were good. I'm back down that same 1 pound as of yesterday, which is kinda funny considering how much I've eaten this week, but what Becca27 said in her comment a couple days ago was true for me. I'm doing much better foodwise, despite having the 9th over-2000 calorie day this month.

I'm going to try to do a 12-min test today--it's been awhile, and it's been awhile since I've jogged anyway, so it'll probably be a pretty crummy result.

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

1863 cal * 62g Fat * 35g Fiber * 56 oz Water
695 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

2212 cal * 85g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
158 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

smiley2 on 09/24/2006:
Good luck with the jogging! I bet once you start you wont be able to stop lol! And it makes a person always feel better afterwards!

cornucopia982 on 09/24/2006:
Even if you don't get in all 12 minutes, don't be discouraged! You sound like a real exercise enthusiast! I think its fantastic all the exercise you do!

WorkingIt on 09/24/2006:
congrats on being down that pound! Good luck with your test!

Soon2BThin on 09/24/2006:
3 that also come to my mind lately---pastagal, charlieangel, and stellastar! Wonder where they are. I know there are a lot more, just can't think of them right now. I miss them.

biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 22, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 154.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.5 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Mon: Nothing
Tues: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (20 min/4.3 mi)
Wed: Nothing
Thur: Nothing

Days 204, 205, 206 & 207 were ho-hum. I was up a pound on my weigh-in Tuesday and I didn't do my measurements.

I've been continuing to nurse my low back spasms, etc. It spasms, it's tight. I could probably walk. I've felt like I should lay low more than I usually do when I get these back problems. So I have--been laying low! And eating! The back's a little better today, but not great.

I forced myself to do my circuit workout the other day, so my lack of activity has to do more with laziness and "don't want to" than anything--it's painful, but not to the point of immobilizing me. In fact I did 41 sissy pushups. I usually do the military ones first, but this time I wanted to see how many I could do without stopping. Up to now I was only up to 30 of each. Who knew--Woo-hoo!

I have no idea what brought on the back spasms this time. I had it before I did the yard work, but all that probably didn't help. I had that spate of long walks for awhile there and abruptly quit when we had a little cool weather--it's supposed to be in the upper 90s (F) today. Maybe slacking off there aggravated it. At any rate, I'm kinda going to have to dig myself out again. It's impossible to stay on an even keel with everything unless you're a robot. Last time I checked there weren't any here on DDs!

I sent back the useless parts for my NTrk--don't know if they're going to give me full credit--pesky restocking fee--they were horribly overpriced compared to the place I'm planning to use once I get some credit back.

I had a 3200 cal day on Wednesday, but to be fair I could have put some of that on the next day because I was eating up until 4 a.m. Thursday:-) It was all bad--hahaha! And it continued--the last 3 days were over 2000 calories.

I'm not thinking any farther than today.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

4-Day Avg:
2314 cal * 113g Fat * 28g Fiber * 42 oz Water
-268 cal Deficit * 3% Activities

Soon2BThin on 09/22/2006:
OMG, you're making me nervous now! Don't go and ruin the great progress you've achieved lately! You're at the weight I can hardly wait to get to. That's when I really start to feel the difference. Catch it in the early stages and get back to what you were doing. I know because of your back that you can't do everything you were and you certainly don't want to aggravate that, but you have to stop that eating NOW, lol! I don't want to see that number start going back up again. And you know it's all about me, lmao! Seriously, I feel like I've known you the longest on here and we've kinda struggled over the years together but YOU'RE DOING IT!! Just don't let that dern food take control, okay? Have a nice weekend!

geevee on 09/22/2006:
I had three 2000+ days in a row last week myself. It sure is hard breaking that habit!At least I took advantage of the spree and ate the foods I normally resist.

I had described a fluttering in the chest to a doctor I used to go to so he had me wear a monitor too. The darned thing kept me up all night and of course there were no flutters whatsoever. Isn't that always the way?

I just knew that what I wrote about that Spanish bastard doctor would touch a nerve with you and that we would be in synch on this subject.I find it amazing how well we all get to know each other on DD's.

There are a lot of cultural differences to consider when we choose a doctor, but to have some of them expressed the way they were with that Spanish doctor made an indelible impression. With the high percentage of Latins in Miami,I think it must be somewhere around 65-70%. As a "basic" American, I am in the growing minority. Whites or "others" as I call myself are only 19% of the population, so it's only natural to find an ever increasing number of non-American doctors.

As for your back problem, have you tried heat packs on it"? A friend of mind swore by its effectiveness. Mine, too, acts up periodically but doesn't incapacitate me like my knee does. I have to be very careful to sit erect at all times and never slump. The annoyances of life, right? Hang in there. You're almost in the 140's.

WorkingIt on 09/22/2006:
I read something that said exercise is the best thing for a bad back so that is great that you are continuing to exercise! I love the heating pad on my back, set on low while a spend half an hour reading my book. Very relaxing!

smiley2 on 09/23/2006:
Sorry to hear about the slump you are going through. The most important thing is awareness and readjustment and you are already working on that! I also get spasms in my lower back sometimes, its extremely painful. What helps for me is a warm bath, warm pad or some muscle relaxation pills. So you can do military push ups? WOW i have tried it several times but failed miserably! Youre the bomb!

biscottibody59 - Monday Sep 18, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Sat: Walk 15 min
Sun: Phone call 2+ hrs

Days 202 & 203 were okay. There went the last of my five 2000 calorie days allotted for the month. What an experiment--at least I did better than any other month since February. Of course there are 12 days left. I'm tempted to just stop counting for a week or so. But I know if I did that it would more than likely backfire.

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog, walk

In response to GeeVee's comment: Hmm--what weight loss plan? Looks like it needs some tweaking. I think "normal eating" is about right. It works in the long run for me to create a deficit balancing food and exercise, however, I could stand to be stricter most of the time with my food choices.

I eat pretty much everything from soup to nuts, not really anything is cut out, though there are things I simply don't eat or that I eat only occasionally. As far as processed foods, other than cereal and occasional cookies, I don't keep them around. I eat only whole wheat bread or higher fiber raisin bread. Calories are still too high on a consistent basis. I've been craving lamb shanks. And they're okay once in awhile and $$$.

I eat whole fried eggs 2-3 times/month--whereas normally I have 4-5 whites plus 1 egg. I go through a cereal phase occasionally, either Uncle Sam Cereal or Kelloggs Fruit Harvest--it's got freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries--a guilty pleasure because it's not that great fiber-wise and it's pretty sugary, though subtly so. I had been eating alot of grits there for awhile, but since I started this counting the days in Feb, I went to make some grits and they were out of date. I'm much more flexible, though I have my days where I completely eat way too much.

I occasionally eat fast food. My system doesn't handle deep-fried foods in any quantity. (I think that's somewhat due to aging--no more "cast iron stomach.") I don't have sweets completely cut out, but I don't regularly keep ice cream, soft drinks, candy or cookies around. Those are things that I will buy occasionally and usually only one serving, like one donut once in awhile. I still have to bake some cookies one of these days, and my plan is to keep a few in the freezer individually packaged rather than having no cookies at all. The other day I would have plowed through a dozen if I'd had them around. That's something that I have better control of, but it's one of those things that I can get it into my head that it's not so bad. Sure--if I were someone who could do the "one free day/week" thing. I can't do that. I had fallen into the trap of eating in relation to my exercise/activity some time after I started the jogging a few years ago. I feel like I've gotten out of that mindset here recently, but I must watch myself very closely.

It's interesting that you asked this because I've been wanting to recommit (or restart or whatever you might call it) to a stricter food regimen for a couple weeks or so. I was reading of someone doing a strict diet for several days or a week and feeling like it awakened an awareness that she had not previously had after she went off of it. That's sort of what happened to me on the original diet I did here. Shaking up your plan by either restricting or introducing something you hadn't been eating can be an eye opener--satisfying a curiosity one way or the other. I've always been a "food faddist" for better or worse--at certain points in time eating the same thing for lunch (for instance) EVERY DAY for months. I've gotten away from that for the most part in the last few years since actually trying to lose weight, though when you're trying to be strict, having a food fad isn't all bad unless you feel deprived:-)

I'm not a protein bar eater. I tried a couple of brands a few years ago and the ones I tasted were just awful for the price. I'd rather have a peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat sandwich. I can keep the single Dove dark chocolate pieces around--I don't have a compulsion to eat them every day or more than a couple at a time. I think that's because one time I ate about 10 or 15 of them when I was on the phone a couple of years ago and then couldn't get to sleep that night!

I'm still not "there" yet. I'm close as far as control goes. I think I've started to set myself up for the future, but it's truly a learning experience. And I'm still as grateful as hell that I can be as active as I have been. Nothing's guaranteed in that area for me.

Have a lovely day!

2213 cal * 80g Fat * 12g Fiber * 28 oz Water
89 cal Deficit * 2% Activities

1762 cal * 79g Fat * 15g Fiber * 84 oz Water
494 cal Deficit * 4% Activities

Soon2BThin on 09/18/2006:
You're certainly a great example for all of us! You've really taken control of things now. Keep up the good work!

WorkingIt on 09/18/2006:
I agree with Soon! I am totally rooting for you to complete the last 12 days of this month in fine style!

smiley2 on 09/19/2006:
It definately seems like you are in control of most of your eating habits. The important thing is to keep pushing forward, no matter what. None of us can eat perfectly all the time, but we can manage our strong and weak points to work for us.

Maybe you should try and restrict your carbs for a few days and then allow yourself it gradually again for the rest of the week. The trick is to do what you feel comfortable with and what works for you. I also hate protein bars and i cant drink more than one meal replacement shake a day, it will ofsett a binge.

Good luck af finding your "recipe" ;)

Becca27 on 09/19/2006:
I think it is definitely good to "tweak" our diet from time to time. I believe that my body gets used to my eating habits and my metabolism adjusts to the # of calories I eat. If I mix things up, by being stricter, I can get through a plateau. Sometimes, though, my plateau is taking place during a strict time and I think, "I cannot possibly eat fewer calories or exercise more.!" I end up walking away, caving, and eating more than ever! But, THEN I DO see a loss! Isn't that funny? Am I making sense?

maria777 on 09/19/2006:
Congratulations to you! You're doing FANTASTIC!!!!!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Sep 16, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Mowing, weedeating and clean-up abt 2hr:30min

Day 201 was good.

Started out yesterday with a minor low backache and it's still there today--just glad it's not a stiff neck. If I keep up with my circuit on a regular basis, I don't get that occasional stiff neck. (Knock on wood!)

I couldn't have done my other planned activity if I tried. It was quite hot, hence the water intake.

Have a lovely day!

1940 cal * 67g Fat * 25g Fiber * 168 oz Water
655 cal Deficit * 19% Activities

cornucopia982 on 09/16/2006:
so cool, you're grams of fiber equals exactly 100 percent of the recommended value! good job

geevee on 09/17/2006:
Hi Biscotti!

I'm not sure if I understand your weight loss plan. From what I gather, you balance normal eating with plenty of water and exercise. Is that it?

You never go into detail about the foods you eat or if there are a lot of sweets and processed foods in your diet. Can you clarify?

WorkingIt on 09/17/2006:
Wowza! LOTS Of water! YAY!

biscottibody59 - Friday Sep 15, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (15 min/3.3 mi)

Day 200 was better. I still missed the jog and walk, but I made my water goal.

The "great backsliding" is not going to happen this time! I didn't look back to see what time of year I've had these lapses, but all I can say is that I'm not going to backslide back to the 160s again. I eat well for the most part. If I eat a good breakfast, my day is set pretty well. If I go off the deep end early in the day foodwise--it certainly can be a set-up for searching (and finding) for as many poor choices as I can.

I know that one Christmas season I made spinach dip as a special treat. I had wanted it in the year or so that I was "dieting" and losing weight and thought it would be okay. Well that one transgression (and it started out so innocently as a "treat"--such a nice word:-) did me in for months and was worth quite a bit of backsliding. It was part of my learning experience on this journey. I think GeeVee had a similar experience with french fries (I think?). She didn't gain as much as I did, but still!

The point of this is that I think at this point I can make the U-turn a little faster after a transgression. In other words, the poor choices can be "re-done" quite soon after the binge, or transgression. It's not the end of the world.

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk, assorted yard work

Have a lovely day!

1916 cal * 64g Fat * 35g Fiber * 84 oz Water
551 cal Deficit * 9% Activities

geevee on 09/15/2006:
Hi Biscotti - No, it wasn't the fries that did me in. It was "the season" - Thanksgiving to Christmas. All those leftovers...ahhhh. I still have two whole pies in the freezer! I don't want to opt out of the family and not show or offer my house for our get-togethers so this is a long-term problem...nine months and counting!

My latest tactic is to not deny myself my favorite goodies but learn how to eat them without overdoing it. Sounds so easy, but it's not. It takes tremendous effort to only eat one ounce of nuts. In the "old" days, I'd just munch away until I had had enough. Calories werenever a consideration. The calorie count of macademia nuts made me wonder again how it was possible to not get fatter than I did!

Soon2BThin on 09/15/2006:
Thanks, Biscotti, I guess I deserved the kick in the butt! And you're not "too harsh". I'm glad for the kick! Really, though, I know what I do is wrong and I still need a lot of work on that. When I'm good, I do really good, but when I'm bad, well..... I agree with geevee about the learning to eat some of the favorite goodies occasionally but not overdo it. I'm learning that I'm not there yet, lol. So when I have a bad day, I just want to continue it the next day. I think about what I'm doing but then I think, well, I can do better the next days and make up for it. And still, here I am at this weight. Time to wake up. This isn't working. So tomorrow is a clean slate and I'll work at it again. Thanks again.

WorkingIt on 09/16/2006:
Very good entry, thanks!

Becca27 on 09/16/2006:
Hmmmm..... I think you called me a sissy

biscottibody59 - Thursday Sep 14, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Nothing

Day 199 was pretty crummy.

Ate way over my cutoff of 2000 cals and didn't drink nearly enough water. Inertia and imagined hunger settled in early in the day. It has been fairly cool the last few days and sometimes that's the reaction I have to the first few days of cool weather. At any rate I have one last 2000 calorie day left for the month. And I didn't get in my activity. To be fair, I did have a little lingering soreness from the previous circuit workout as it had been more days than I usually skip between sessions, but that's not really an excuse to do nothing.

I know how to do this. It's a matter of consistency and will. I don't deprive myself at this point!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

2800 cal * 109g Fat * 24g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-555 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

WorkingIt on 09/14/2006:
If you still have one 2000 calorie day for the month, you aren't doing bad at all! I react to the cool weather the same way..get sleepy and lazy..hibernation time lol.

monet0239 on 09/14/2006:
make sure you make plans for the over 2000 calorie day :).. that way.. you have control.. and not these cravings.. show them who's boss !!.. hugs my friend,,,

smiley2 on 09/15/2006:
I hate cold weather as well...for the simple fact that i always eat more! I also think its important to take one or 2 day day break from exercise when your muscles is sore. It shows you really worked them and just waiting a bit can help your muscles to heal properly, so dont feel guilty about it :)

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Sep 13, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Old habits are strong and jealous. --Dorothea Brande

For my activity: Airdyne 22 min/5.1 mi; Walk 15 min

Day 198 was good.

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

1954 cal * 67g Fat * 28g Fiber * 84 oz Water
411 cal Deficit * 7% Activities

monet0239 on 09/13/2006:
Old habits are strong and jealous. --Dorothea Brande .. yes.. this is true.. and those bad habits will try their very best to get them back in your life.. we must be strong!!... hugs sweetie

WorkingIt on 09/14/2006:
YAY on the good day! Love the quote!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Sep 12, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 153.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=26.3 My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Hedge trimming/clean-up abt 1 hr; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (22 min/5.1 mi)

Day 197 was good. Weight's the same, but I'm down 1 inch on my measurements. I did some yard work yesterday, which ended up as a substitute for the jog and walk--at least that's my story:-)

I noticed that my "midriff dimples" are diminishing. In fact, on my right side the dimple is practically gone! Finally some progress in this area! I even remember when I started getting these. I was about 35 and I apparently had no interest in keeping them at bay, even to the point of not noticing them for years! There's a wrinkle, but that's okay--if the little wrinkle doesn't go away--I'll have a reminder that I was able to change my ways and get rid of the rolls!

Plan for today: Airdyne, jog, walk

Have a lovely day!

1897 cal * 47g Fat * 26g Fiber * 112 oz Water
699 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

Progress as of today: 35.5 lbs lost so far, only 13.5 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 09/12/2006:
Hooray on the inch lost! And what encouraging news about the 'dimples'! YAY! There is hope for us! lol

monet0239 on 09/12/2006:
Congrats on the inch !!.. and yayaya that the dimple is leaving :).. keep at it..hugs

geevee on 09/12/2006:
I usually heat the pumpkin in the microwave for 6 min. On rare occasions I'll use a little butter, but lately it's lime or salsa. Today I had some Mexican mole sauce leftover from what I used on the steak and it worked very nicely. Not only is pumpkin a lo-cal vegetable, it's one of the cheapest.

I like to do yard work because of the feeling of accomplishment it gives me. It also makes me feel as if I'm working off some calories, but it's still so muggy I can't bring myself to get out there.

golden on 09/12/2006:
WOOHOO, lost an inch, go girl!! keep up the good work you know doing yard work is just about the same as doing a workout sometimes better!

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