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biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 16, 2005
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. --Ann Landers

For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min

I've got a Circuit Aerobic Workout on tap for today. Probably will go jogging later. The last running shoes I bought were Asics and the soles are wearing really fast and I'm not really hard on shoes. Next chance I get I'm going to go back to my Brooks (a new pair), which were a tad less expensive and just feel better. The Asics will probably be fine for walking.

Cheers to you all!

2709 cal * 115g Fat * 22g Fiber * 56 oz Water
-171 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

Runner on 01/17/2005:
Funny you should mention the Asics and Brooks. As a die-hard runner, I'm very particular about shoes. I wore Asics for about 4 years, and then tried a pair of Brooks. I've never gone back to Asics. I'm a "Brooks" girl all the way now!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 15, 2005
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.--Thomas Shadwell (1642?-1692)

For my activity: NordicTrack 60 min/6.9 mi

I've had this NordicTrack for years and something happened to me a couple days ago that I never thought of. I tripped and fell forward--don't know why I didn't just fall completely off and hurt myself very badly. So I got my bearings and looked down and my shoelace was wrapped around the flywheel. I never thought of it as unsafe--although it takes some effort to get into at first. Now I'm very wary and I make sure my shoelaces are very tightly tied!

Cheers to you all!

2342 cal * 111g Fat * 24g Fiber * 84 oz Water
490 cal Deficit * 18% Activities

biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 14, 2005
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Be Flexible. Kris Roberts's schedule didn't allow her to set up a rigid exercise routine. So Kris, 37, took a different approach. "I did whatever was most convenient. My only goal was to do something to raise my heart rate and work up a sweat every day--even if only for 5 minutes." Her flexibility kept Kris motivated to exercise and enjoy it. She's maintained her 50-pound weight loss for 10 years.

For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min

Thanks for all your fine comments! I didn't get the beans made--today I will!

Cheers to you all!

2334 cal * 104g Fat * 12g Fiber * 56 oz Water
178 cal Deficit * 8% Activities

biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 13, 2005
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Seize your strength. "I stopped telling myself that I was destined to be overweight forever," says Adrienne Sussman, 52. "I accepted that whatever was broken, I had the power to fix." To get comfortable with yourself, stand in front of a mirror completely naked every couple of weeks. Find one body part that you like--even if it's your elbows! When Adrienne stopped berating herself, she shed 30 pounds.

For my activity:
Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (53 min/5.9 mi);
Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min

I'm a little sore from my circuit workout yesterday, but it's a good sore:-) Stayed out of the cookies, but drank a little much soda. I run hot and cold with soda, but I'm better off staying away from it because I can't tolerate the sugar-free stuff. So it's really for a treat. That, chocolate, ice cream, beer and cookies (unless they've got chocolate chips) I can pretty much keep around the house and stay out of. I love a beer after working in the yard in the summer, but for the most part I can take it or leave it, unless it's a social setting, then it's "katy-bar-the-door."

But I digress, I'm making a pot of white beans today. We're back to cold after being in the 60-70s for about a week. No rain/snow or other nastiness this time around.

The above quote is from an old issue of Prevention headline, "Lose a Pound a Week." I'll try to include one here and there (there are 52--for each week in a year).

Cheers to you all!

2382 cal * 112g Fat * 12g Fiber * 28 oz Water
643 cal Deficit * 26% Activities

skinnyjill on 01/13/2005:
Thanks for the quote from "prevention" I look forward to hearing more!!!

feeleebubs on 01/13/2005:
Thanks for that quote. It's true...once you can find things that you like about yourself, you find your self worth and it makes it worth it to help your self.

borntocry on 01/14/2005:
Hi biscottibody,

Thanks for your message. You're right, I do feel a lot better now that I've had the chance to talk about my airport experiences and read everyone's feedback. I didn't really want to discuss it with anyone else because everyone here is already so anti-America. I don't want to give them any more ammunition, if you know what I mean!

My experiences running weren't all bad, though. I did enjoy the clean air and all the space... running in a European city is very different. My father-in-law was the only person to harrass me! My in-laws claim to disapprove of running because it's hard on the joints, but I'm sure they're just jealous because they don't do it! I know how it feels because I always used to be jealous of runners too (and still am), but I was never crazy enough to pretend that I actually thought it was bad for health! I always just thought it was too much effort to be fun. But I've changed my mind now, and when I'm running I always try to smile when I pass anyone, to disprove the old joke about how joggers never look happy!

Becca27 on 01/14/2005:
Thanks for the sugar tips. It provided good insight for me.

I love reading the quotes you post. They're always very thoughtful and / or funny.

Have a great day!!

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 12, 2005
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Those that go gold into the furnace will come out no worse. --Matthew (Mathew) Henry

For my activity:
Wed 1.5: Jog 20 min (10-10)/Walk 40 min
Thurs 1.6 & Fri 1.7: Housework only
Sat 1.8: Jog 5 (warm-up)/Jog 20 min/Walk 40 min
Sun 1.9: Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (52 min/5.9 mi);
Jog 20 min/Walk 20 min
Mon 1.10: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Tues 1.11: Jog 20 min (11-9)/Walk 10 min

I'm the same on my weight this week. I stayed off the scale every day except weigh-in. I really hadn't done that since trying to lose. I always get on the scale first thing. I didn't do measurements this week. I'm going to do them every two weeks from now on.

As I backed off every day scale use, I'm trying to back off of getting totally wrapped around the axle with food choices. I'm really happy with where I am right now. I want to lose some more, but I don't want to go nuts to do it.

When I weighed in at 162 the first time, my body was different--I hadn't been doing a jogging program. I was doing weights, but that didn't elicit the kind of changes that jogging regularly has. I'm very pleased that I have gotten down the exercise routine for myself like only one other time in my life.

The plan now is to write everything down, get it into Fitday and report. I've got to work up to consistency gradually. I'm not overeating (I did on New Year's Day), I'm going to have to stay out of the cookie jar--I managed to make some Oatmeal Raisin cookies a couple weeks ago and could stomach only one at that time--I'm not really a raisin cookie person--so I tucked them away out of sight. They have truly gotten better with age--haha!

Those are the kind of circumstances I have to retrain myself to handle. I already know "free days" don't work for me. General consistency is the way for me.

My problems with the trojan (or whatever was causing me to be redirected) are over--at least for now! I had had it with the frustration that day and so I started removing programs that looked irrelevant. Apparently I removed one too many. My computer crashed and I couldn't get back into Windows 98SE. I had no idea where my CDs were. All I could find was my Win95 stuff. So I tried--failed!

I was way overdue for a new computer--the old one's about 9 years old. I had replaced the hard drive 2 years ago--a nightmare, but I was able to get it done myself. I still (stupidly) hadn't been backing my stuff up. I've never kept anything on the hard drive that was that horribly important, but to be honest in the back of my mind I knew the day was coming that I would have an "incident."

I gave myself a deadline of 48 hours to find the Win 98 stuff or else! Well I found it and still didn't succeed. I reluctantly bought a new computer. I didn't want to spend the money, but I'm so glad I did it. In fact I didn't do my usual "educated consumer" routine of researching my best choice, shopping around, reading reviews, consumer reports, etc. There were just too damn many choices. So I just got the "biggest bang for my buck" choice.

I don't have a DVD player--I've never even watched a DVD. I have been wanting to get "Top Cat" on DVD--you just may have to be a certain age (I'm 45) to remember or even like that cartoon:-) So that tells you how slow/reluctant I am to change. My new computer can play DVDs without turning it on (getting into the OS) and can (supposedly--haven't tried it yet) connect to a TV to watch DVDs--it even has a remote control.

I still have to get my files from the other computer, they're still there. This will be a further challenge. I refuse to think I can't do it on my own--I'm not in a great hurry. Thanks Cowboy for your input/suggestions!

Cheers to you all!

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stringbean on 01/12/2005:
I have heard a few times (mostly on Dr Phil) that a SAHM was the equivalent of 2 full-time jobs. It just doesn't get lookes at that way, or appreciated nearly enough. I love my dh- but he really just doesn't pull his weight around the house.. (How awful that sounds!) But, he makes the money and seems to think thats enough. I'm grateful that he has a job where I CAN stay home with the kids, because I do want to be at home with them until they go to school.

Now if I could just get my working friends to see that I DO have a job- I just don't get pad for it!! ;)


Becca27 on 01/13/2005:
Thanks for the link. I read it and although I agree, I don't like what it said. I have eliminated "refined" sugar from my diet have definitely replaced it with honey, fruits, and evaporated cane juice. I guess I got my answer. I need to axe it all!! Wahhhhhhhhhh!!!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 04, 2005
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. --James Russell Lowell

For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 40 min

For the past few days the temps haven't even gotten below the 60s and I even saw a mosquito and heard some crickets. Damp! Not winter--at least not until Thursday or Friday:-)

***UPDATE*** My weight is up on my usual Tuesday weigh-in, actually I'm surprised it's not a little more. Next weigh-in/measurements is next Tuesday.

Here are my measurements:
Arm 11.5 * Leg 25.5 * Wrist 6.25 * Hip 42
Waist 34.5 * Bust 34 3/8 * Calf 15.5 * Abdomen 39.5

There's a f*cking spyware program (or something) that seems to be directing me to a bogus dietdiaries thing. I'm not really sure if that's what's causing it, but my regular spyware blocker isn't getting rid of it. I suspect I'm not the only one. This is only the second time out of about six tries I've been able to get to my diary!

Cheers to you all!

2144 cal * 101g Fat * 37g Fiber * 84 oz Water * 437 cal Deficit
10% Activities

Critter Cop on 01/04/2005:
Were at 73 here today and last night when I was doing my UBWO, I must have swatted about 6 of those little buggers!! This was after 6pm when it was dark! Oh MY, and this is January???

cowboy on 01/04/2005:
Some good free anti-spyware programs are spybot search and destroy, Adaware SE personal & spyware blaster, and ASquared. You can find all of these programs at www.download.com. Spyware blaster actually stops spyware from installing on your pc. Make sure you update all the programs after installing and read all the help files before you delete an entry.

cowboy on 01/06/2005:
I found an update on your spyware/trojan problem. I don't think spybot search & destroy will remove it all. Try installing a program called "Hijack This" from www.download.com. You will need to unzip it. Have you checked Add/Remove programs to see if it might have an "uninstall" file?

If nothing there:

Then run HijackThis and check and "fix" the following entries:


AND delete the "Admilli Service" folder in c:\Program Files.

>> Reboot and post a new Scanlog. Be real careful not to delete anything you need in the HiJack this folder.

cowboy on 01/11/2005:
I have a program called GoBack and Norton bought them out now, so it's available on symantec's site and it's called Norton GoBack. What it does is make a copy of your entire hard drive at all times. If you have a system failure you can hit the spacebar when you boot and select a time when your system was running properly. Of course windows XP has system restore, but it's not nearly as good as GoBack because you can retrieve system files, etc., and you don't have to set restore points. As far as trasferring data to another hard drive on a computer that has no cd, I have windows 98 and I have a tape drive with a parallel port. Hewlett Packard used to make them, travan Colorado which holds 20 GB of storage. Of course they are not compatible with Windows XP, so that is not good, but you could back up and transfer data to another windows 98 OS system or back up your own system. Another option would be to install a cd burner, but I'm sure you know that. A good link to go to is www.geekstogo.com and ask them any questions; it is free computer help and they are really good.

biscottibody59 - Monday Jan 03, 2005
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. --Thomas Merton

For my activity: Jog 20 min/Walk 30 min

Feels like a new day--hope springs eternal!

Cheers to you all!

2392 cal * 115g Fat * 43g Fiber * 28 oz Water * 65 cal Deficit
9% Activities

geevee on 01/03/2005:
Thanks for your recipe. I use the same ingredients, but was wondering about the fatback that everyone seems to use and I won't. Well, I discovered I could prepare collards without it and still have a tasty dish. You don't use it either. I'll have to try it again. I really enjoy eating beans; any kind.

bailey2005 on 01/03/2005:
Thanks,for the welcome. I've recovered from my heart attack, but my health problems took a turn. I'm now in stage 4 of kidney failure. Waiting for news on when to start dyalilis. But I've learned to accept it. I lost my left kidney in march 92. I noticed you've hung on with DD for some time. It's inspiring to see people follow through.

Becca27 on 01/03/2005:
That quote has my name written all over it. Too true!!!! Thanks for the cheers!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 02, 2005
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity:
Fri 12.31: Nothing
Sat 1.1: Jog 20 min/Walk 30 min

Okay, today I've started tracking my food on Fitday--yesterday I think I would have broken the system:-) I was "Gorgette"--still, I managed to get my jog in and a pretty good walk. For that jog my legs had to be a bit on autopilot--I checked the distance--it was 1.5 mi--I picked up the pace for the last couple of minutes. Two days off again from jogging--not a good thing.

I also stuck a bunch of extra weight in my backpack to make my scale weigh my high of 189--that was something. I actually thought about it during my jog yesterday evening--I could never jog with that extra weight (without killing myself!), no doubt about it!

I made my "Good Luck" black-eyed peas for the New Year and had just a small portion--really good!

Cheers to you all!

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Soon2BThin on 01/02/2005:
We all have those days when we just want to eat everything in sight. I'm sure you'll do better after getting that out of your system. And I've noticed that some days I am just hungrier than others. So it begins---a whole new year to do better. Have a good week.

geevee on 01/03/2005:
What do you put in your black-eyed peas? I LOVE them!

biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 31, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity:
Fri 12.24 Walk 20 min
Sat 12.25: Walk 10 min
Sun 12.26: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Mon 12.27: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Tues 12.28: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Wed 12.29: Jog 20 min/Walk 15 min
Thurs 12.30: Nothing

Back to journaling in my little notebook. I had planned to start tracking on Fitday again too, just didn't have time. Will start tomorrow. Two days off from jogging just about did me in when I finally got back to it. I'm back in the game!

I had a "hitch in my getalong" the last two days. No more falling asleep on the couch at my age I guess. Horrible muscle spasms until I really get moving, then I'm fine. Lucky for me it's not much worse--I've had my bouts with crappy, relentless back pain and it sucks!

I'd have to say this wasn't really a banner year for me, I more or less have held my own. I'm looking forward to losing (and winning!!!) in 2005! Happy New Year to you all!

Cheers to you all!

cal * g Fat * g Fiber * 56 oz Water * cal Deficit
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Soon2BThin on 12/31/2004:
I've kind of done the same thing this year---just holding my own. Here's to us getting this last bit of weight off this year! Happy New Year to you!

geevee on 01/01/2005:
I've been on hold too, since about Sept. when my first bout with knee problems first appeared in 2004. Four whole months without progress. I've got to rev up and get going on this.

biscottibody59 - Friday Dec 24, 2004
(<2000 Cal/70g Fat/25g Fbr/84 oz Wtr/10% Activities)
Weight: 158.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150.5 (Jan 2004) Goal Weight 2.15.05: 148
Current BMI=27.2; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For my activity:
Wed 12.22: Walk 10 min
Thurs 12.23: Jog 20 min/Walk 25 min

I did drink 56 oz water for 2 days in a row. That's better than nothing. Sludgefest '04 is just about over:-)

We've had the coldest temps in 3 years--teens to 20s. It wasn't too windy during my jog last night, so that was nice. It's supposed to be in the upper 60s in a week.

Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend and (if you celebrate it) Merry Christmas!

Cheers to you all!

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geevee on 12/24/2004:
I used to love running in the cold weather. It feels so good and burns up a lot of calories. Too bad I can't run any more. Darn!

Maria7 on 12/26/2004:
Did you get any snow...I saw on tv that some of Texas got snow...we got an ice storm here in South Carolina...very cold here, too.

Penguin_14 on 12/29/2004:
Thank you for your comments today, and no, you're not being nosy at all. You're right. Being the person stuck taking care of people is the pits. I really resent it. I have resented it for years. It's not that I don't love these people, but some of the situations they ended up in were of their own making.

I'm by no means a martyr. I'm really angry. My parents instilled in us an extreme sense of always taking care of family. My family had a very narrow way of thinking. They didn't trust anyone. Our family is so small that everything fell on to my sister and me. Then when my sister got burned, there was just me. I almost lost my mind.

You said you know first hand. I can only hope that the people I took care of appreciated it, rather than looking at it as it was something they expected me to do. I know my sister appreciated my help. All I know is, God didn't put me here for me to be miserable. I have to work on my own happiness.

Thank you so much for your kind words about having a baby or adopting. I think we would make very good parents, too. Your comments made my day a lot brighter!

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