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biscottibody59 - Thursday Jul 06, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Life was a funny thing that occurred on the way to the grave. --Quentin Crisp

For my activity: NordicTrack 11 min/1.1 mi; Walk 10 min

Day 129 was good.

I missed the jog and nearly skipped out on it all--I had the worst sinking spell in late afternoon. I did manage to get a few minutes of exercise anyway. I'm doing the "no caffeine" (again) in the afternoon. That coupled with being behind in sleep for the last couple of weeks (I got a solid 8 last night) just about did me in.

Overall I feel much better today. Also, for my June jogging goal of 10 days: I actually jogged 11 days. Assuming I get my weight below 160 this month, I'm sure I'll get in at least 10 days this month.

Plan for today: NTrk, walk, jog

Have a lovely day!

1483 cal * 43g Fat * 26g Fiber * 84 oz Water
894 cal Deficit * 5% Activities

jolt on 07/06/2006:
Keep up the great work you can do it!

monet0239 on 07/06/2006:
what do you mean by sinking spell? dizzy?.. I hope your ok over there.. glad you feel better today :).. hugssssss

smiley2 on 07/07/2006:
Hi there,

I dont know if the effect is the same for you, but i have found in the past that caffeine, especially in coffee makes me sleepy. I use to drink 2 espressos and it relaxed me like tranquilizers lol. Well i stopped drinking coffee 2 years ago, switched to tea and even though some teas has a little caffeine, its not the same as in coffee. My cellulite is also much less than 2 years ago. Interesting fact: Beauty specialists say that rubbing coffee/caffeine on skin helps cellulite to go away, but drinking it gives you cellulite.

Have a great day and good job on the jogging!!


biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jul 05, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. --John Burroughs

For my activity: A very short walk

Day 128 was okay. Didn't get in my planned activity.

I am recommitting to the above plan. Yesterday was pretty much a typical "holiday" sort of day for me. Thinking I would get in much activity was pretty silly:-)

Plan for today: NTrk, walk, jog

Have a lovely day!

2698 cal * 93g Fat * 23g Fiber * 44 oz Water
-361 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

maria777 on 07/05/2006:
Good plan for today!!! Have a good day!

monet0239 on 07/05/2006:
Just checking in to say.. helloooooooooooooooo.. hugsss

bikini_wanting on 07/05/2006:
Sounds like a great plan!! Good luck!

borntocry on 07/06/2006:
Recently it seems like 4 out of 5 days are "holiday" type days for me. Must be the summer!

smiley2 on 07/06/2006:
Very true quote, im going to write that one down. Good luck with your plan, YOU CAN DO IT!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 04, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. --Albert Einstein

For my activity:
Wed: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (10 min/1 mi); DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min
Thur: Jog 15 min (10-5); Walk 15 min
Fri: Walk 10 min
Sat: House Cleaning; Walk 10 min
Sun: House Cleaning
Mon: House Cleaning/Moving Stuff; Walk 10 min

Days 122-127 were somewhat stagnant!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, walk, maybe a jog

Have a safe one--whether you celebrate Independence Day or not!

1814 cal * 75g Fat * 20g Fiber * 12 oz Water
701 cal Deficit * 12% Activities

inmorning on 07/04/2006:
Stagnation does not necessarily mean moving backwards, it can mean resting while you get your second wind. :~) anna

maria777 on 07/04/2006:
Sometimes not gaining is progress!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 28, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Fri: Jog 10 min/Walk 35 min
Sat: Shopping with cart 90 min; NordicTrack 32 min/3.3 mi; Walk 30 min
Sun: Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (21 min/4.3 mi); Walk 10 min
Mon: Walk 15 min
Tues: Mow/Clean-up 2 hrs; Walk 10 min

Days 117-121. I did pretty well with exercise. I weighed in yesterday and until I am below 160, I'm not changing it here. (It's only a pound for crying out loud--but it's pointless going back and forth on here.) I am tracking it in Fitday though!

It is good to know I'm not in the 169 realm I was in when I started the counting of days:-) A small achievement to be sure, but an achievement nevertheless!

Plan for today: Circuit workout, jog/walk

Have a lovely day!

2309 cal * 75g Fat * 29g Fiber * 84 oz Water
296 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

maria777 on 06/28/2006:
Good for you!

geevee on 06/28/2006:
I know what you mean about the pointlessness of recording daily weight fluctuations. However, when I decided as you have, that you wouldn't change my DD weight, I took advantage of that and it wasn't helpful for me and resulted in my gaining more unwanted weight.

There is no way around avoiding a gain if we give ourselves the luxury of ignoring minute gains which on the surface seem meaningless, but in the long run, count.

Keep this in mind.

My weight changes daily, and seldom are there 2-3 days with the same weight. I think this is normal.

Anyway, look how far you've come. My goodness, you've almost lost ten pounds. It's far better being on the cusp of the 150's than the 170's, right?

Keep up the good work.

maria777 on 07/03/2006:

biscottibody59 - Friday Jun 23, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. --Will Rogers

For my activity:
Tues: NordicTrack 30 min/3.5 mi; DogJog 5 min/Walk 20 min
Wed: Walk 15 min
Thurs: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (31 min/3.2 mi); Walk 30 min

Days 114-116 were a mixed bag.

I started back to my weight training yesterday, which included 2 sets of ab exercises (bicycle crunches (70)--leg lifts (30)--bicycle crunches (70)). That's 280 bicycle crunches in all--woo-hoo! I mention this particular fact, because I thought I wouldn't get through 2 minutes of it, much less the entire thing. The workout didn't aggravate my back, in fact I feel very good today. I missed 5 whole days with a back spasm apparently because I didn't change my shoes before jogging a couple of weeks ago. I can't find anything else to blame it on. Anyway, I was 5 minutes into dragging myself onto my NordicTrack and I decided that I should try my weight workout. I had been feeling so sluggish. In fact more sluggish than I had in a couple of months. And putting butter on my popcorn about every other time is a sure sign that I'm going downhill fast!

One more validation that weight training is essential to me and my well-being at this stage of my life. I had gone 10 days without it--and that's the longest since I recommitted to it. I will say that my attitude during the workout was different. Usually I have to drag myself through it.

Going through a period of time where I simply couldn't do something because of physical ills made me a little hungry for it. I'm glad to say I feel great today--my back isn't an issue at this time. So I guess I can try to concentrate on all my other issues--hahaha!

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!

2666 cal * 107g Fat * 40g Fiber * 84 oz Water
80 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

maria777 on 06/23/2006:
Oh, how wonderful to hear that you are havin no back pain and able to be back into your regular exercise routine that helps you feel good. How uplifting!

Thank you for your sweet comments. My Mother was a Seamstress part of the time when we were growing up. I took home economics also in high school (it was not my cup of tea as I was 'into' learning how to play the piano)...but that is wonderful that you were so gifted in making yourself a dress and understood the interfacing, top stitch, etc. I, too made myself a dress or two and my little sister one, too (which she gave away) when I was a teenager, but I was not into the interfacing, top stitching stuff, it was more make it quick dresses...and I only did it out of necessity.

That is sweet that your Mother made you clothes for so long...wow, the things we are finding out about each other on here, hehehe!

Have a great day!...and watch out for the butter!

smiley2 on 06/23/2006:
Hi there,

Im glad your back are feeling better. I find your theory about running shoes and back spasms really interesting. It may explain my lower back pain when i have been running a lot, since i run with cross training shoes and not proper running shoes. Anyway, i hope you have a great weekend, and please leave the butter on the popcorn! Try that nice butter spray you get in the States! I use to use it on everyting. Think the name is: " I cant believe its butter" spray. It tastes just like real butter and zero calories!


monet0239 on 06/24/2006:
Hiya..:).. just checkin in on ya.. :).. so glad the back isnt bothering you :).. keep up the good exercises.. :)..

this is Sat. where are ya today?? well I am hoping :)..

and no more butter on the pop corn hehee.. although it is quit tasty :).. hugs

maria777 on 06/25/2006:
Where's my Biscuit Girl? I miss her!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 20, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.5; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: NordicTrack 47 min/5.6 mi; Walk 30 min

Day 113 was good.

I got in all my planned activity. I'm down a pound on my weigh-in.

I just wanted to say something about basketball. I watched about the last 5 minutes of Game 5 of the NBA Cham'ship the other night. Then it went into overtime. I used to watch live college basketball and really liked it and rooted for my college team when I was in the stands. When I was in 7th grade we played half-court basketball games at lunch with teams made up from PE classes. I didn't find it particularly exciting. Of course now girls, college women and the WNBA don't play half-court basketball.

I would feel so ripped off to pay for a game of NBA-caliber basketball to sit and watch a bunch of freakin' fouls and subsequent free throws. I'm not rooting for either team especially, though I'd like to see Shaquille O'Neal ground into the floor--just don't like the attitude that I see coming across from him--a totally subjective view on my part:-) The same for the Mavericks' owner, Mark Cuban--he's a big, funky mess of a more money than sense, GIANT ass--IMO! So--I don't care, okay!

But here's my point--I think at one point there were 10 seconds left in regulation play and I got up to take some clothes out of the dryer or something. I came back and there were still about 6 seconds in regulation. I think I could have made cheese omelettes for the entire neighborhood in that whole 10 seconds for crying out loud! I could never be a fan of the stupid-ass way this game is played now, (not knowing how it used to be played, of course). But I know the game has to have changed to accommodate television and it's really geared to that. But it's not my idea of fun. Having said that, I guess it appeals to football (American) fans the way it's played now. I'm not a fan of the NFL either.

Of course I'll tune in to the last few minutes of tonight's game! :-) :-) :-)

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!

2278 cal * 74g Fat * 42g Fiber * 56 oz Water
446 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

Progress as of today: 28.5 lbs lost so far, only 20.5 lbs to go!

maria777 on 06/20/2006:
Oh, good for you!!!!

<font color=red><b><font size=10>CONGRATULATIONS!!!

maria777 on 06/22/2006:
Missing you today and yesterday! Hope you're doing okay!

biscottibody59 - Monday Jun 19, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 160.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: NordicTrack 21 min/2.2 mi; DogJog 5 min/Walk 15 min

Day 112 was good.

I got in all my planned activity. My back is getting progressively better. I don't want to say it's totally fine, but it is for the activity I got yesterday. I'd like to give it a few more days before I do any weight work.

Plan for today: NTrk; walk

Have a lovely day!

2526 cal * 110g Fat * 42g Fiber * 84 oz Water
24 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

maria777 on 06/20/2006:
Glad your back is feeling better! Good for you on that exercise! Just try not to overdo! Have a nice day!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Jun 18, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity:
Thurs: Nothing
Fri: Walk 10 min
Sat: Nothing

Days 109-111. I didn't limit myself eating-wise, my back is much better and I'm ready to get back into the swing. Yes, the heating pad is essential. I've done very little activity, but I can actually pull my leg up to tie my shoes. And it's getting better day by day.

Still not sure what brought it on, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm very lucky because this was starting to feel like the beginning of an episode of quite serious back trouble from years ago.

Wow! How time does fly--today marks many years that I've been here on Diet Diaries--trying to lose. Actually I started the prior November, but I got dragged back to the site by Kyrin (Thanks Kyrin!) after putting on 5 more pounds and feeling all washed up. I'm glad that I'm still at it, more or less!

I would like to be a better example of consistency and success, but that remains to be seen. Sometimes though, like now when I'm down in my back, I am extremely grateful that I DID get to where I got and have kept as much weight off as I have. Oh and that I don't have that horrible double chin anymore. It's better than having gone the other way!

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk--gonna try!

Have a lovely day!

3146 cal * 108g Fat * 22g Fiber * 28 oz Water
-820 cal Deficit * 0% Activities

Running Averages:

2511 cal * 83g Fat * 26g Fiber *
-70 cal Deficit * 4% Activities

2376 cal * 81g Fat * 26g Fiber *
196 cal Deficit * 10% Activities

2322 cal * 85g Fat * 25g Fiber *
22 cal Deficit * 11% Activities

smiley2 on 06/18/2006:
Hi there,

Im glad your back is feeling better!

maria777 on 06/18/2006:
I'm so glad to see you are feeling better! Try to take good care of yourself and not over do it. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Soon2BThin on 06/18/2006:
Just what I was thinking today! Imagine if we hadn't kept trying all these years, where we could be right now! Probably about 300 pounds, I figure. So even though we haven't made it to where we want to be, we've avoided that! I hope your back gets better and you can exercise again. Have a good week!

monet0239 on 06/18/2006:
So glad your back is getting better.. yayaya.. thanks for the comment today :).. hugs..

hope you got your exercise plan in for the day without hurting.. later tater.. hugs

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jun 14, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight. --Joseph Joubert

For my activity:
Tues: Walk 10 min
Wed: Nothing

Days 107 & 108. I've been a little out of commission because of a muscle spasm in my lower back. I intend to do some activity today, because I'm fine when I'm standing. However, getting up from sitting is a killer! I've had this before, but it usually doesn't last more than a few hours to a day--this is starting the third day and I am slowly getting better.

I will update later on . . .

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!

Running Average:
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smiley2 on 06/15/2006:
Hehehehehhe, i like that quote. I love candlelight. I use to say that i wished my whole life could be in candlelight, guess its hides away a persons flaws and makes you look beautiful no matter how you may feel inside.

Hope your back gets better soon. I had a muscle spam the other night, i woke up from it, a electrical heating pad really helps, try lying on one, or a massage :)

Have a good weekend.


monet0239 on 06/15/2006:
awww. sorry to hear about your back hun.. I hope it gets better soon.. hugsss (but not too tight heeh)

Becca27 on 06/16/2006:
I love the quote!

Thanks so much for the information on mercury and tuna. I eat it for the protein and I usually only have it 2 times a week. Even at that, I go through spurts where I can't look at the stuff for months on end. It's so hard to eat quick, healthy foods. I hate making a big production in the kitchen at every meal but "fast fixes" are usually not great choices.

Have fun on your walk/job today!

maria777 on 06/16/2006:
Hope you feel better!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jun 13, 2006
(<1800 Cal/Day :: Ex Up To 20% Act :: 84 oz Water)
Weight: 161.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004)
Current BMI=27.7; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)

For my activity: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (23 min/2.3 mi); DogJog 5 min/Walk 10 min

Day 106 was good.

I'm right there--the same--on my weigh-in today. Did my measurements feeling like I was back on track after alot of erratic ups and downs, and I'm pleased that I'm ONLY up a half-inch overall since my last measurement day, which was May 2nd.

Tune in this summer as I lose some weight! What else can I say. I know I can do this. I don't think I will do it. I know I will do it. We shall see!

I hope we shall see that I'm still struggling, but not struggling to get out of the 160s ALL SUMMER LONG! I don't mind the struggle, but the 160s can just go to hell! Did I mention they've been my nemesis too many times before? This time is no different. (Broken record . . . you have to be very mature to remember "records" hahaha!)

The good part is that I am glad to be getting on track with the jogging once again. Soon it will be 4 years since I got back into it. I didn't really think I'd be able to still be jogging. Not that I would have reached some goal, but that I would have given up. It's very life-affirming to do just the little bit I do and there is always room for improvement.

Plan for today: NTrk; jog/walk

Have a lovely day!

2345 cal * 61g Fat * 34g Fiber * 96 oz Water
382 cal Deficit * 15% Activities

Weekly Averages 6.6-6.12:
2340 cal * 78g Fat * 29g Fiber * 80 oz Water
360 cal Deficit * 16% Activities

monet0239 on 06/13/2006:
Great attitude sweetie.. :).. we WILL see it... not we shall see.. but WE WILL SEE.. :).. I have faith in ya darlin :).. lets do this!!

maria777 on 06/13/2006:
What a very positive attitude you have...very inspiring to the rest of us!

I think a lot of us get into the 'perfection' mode of thinking when we should be thankful where we are....and not gaining IS progress!

Have a good and safe evening!

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