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biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 30, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

It is easy to live for others. Everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

For the 3-day (W-Th-Fr) challenge, I was a little over the fat goal, made the water goal, made the deficit goal. I'm going to take an average of the 3 days. All-in-all, letting myself off the hook, not lowering the fat any more than 70g has been good so far. Feeling deprived will set me into a "poor food choice" tailspin in no time. I think I'll actually have a loss on my weigh-in on Tuesday.

It gets old getting stuck and backsliding and then getting stuck at that backsliding weight. I want to progress; I am beginning to believe I can do it--again:-) This process goes in stages and spurts for me. Thus far, that has held me in good stead in my quest to keep the weight off. I don't want to have to do this again. That's why if it takes a little while longer, that's okay with my. My ultimate goal is to keep it off.

Everyone is inspirational in their own way on here. Seems I've been here forever (on DietDiaries)--but the support, inspiration, and success of others on here is indispensable.

For my exercise yesterday I did a Circ Aer Wkt on the NordicTrack
(63 min/7 mi). Later a 20 min Jog/15 min dog walk.

Cheers everyone!

malh on 01/30/2004:
You have a good permanent goal..."to keep it off" You are doing it. Like you quote says...live for yourself. Great job. Mary

curlsncuffs on 01/30/2004:
You are an inspiration! Way to go! Keep up the good work.......:)

breakaway on 01/30/2004:
I think you are a great big part of our inspiration on here, your always here and you do it! You don't talk about it. That is wonderful...it's so easy to say what were going to do but we need to do it to reach our goal. You do just that and its wonderful to see and it really gets me inspired to keep on doing what I'm doing. Your doing a great job, hang in there and you will soon be at your goal weight.

muggy on 01/31/2004:
<font color=blue>basefont=arial>You sound like you are on the right track. Like you, I want to stay thin... I think we can do it!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 29, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
--Philip Larkin (1922-1985)

For the 3-day (W-Th-Fr) challenge, I did okay--made it under the fat goal, didn't make the water goal, and needed about 400 more calories for the deficit. I'm going to take an average of the 3 days.

I guess because of all the hills I walked up the day before, I found a leg muscle (the one next to the shin) that hasn't been getting a workout from my exercise. I do calf raises during my Circuit Wkt, but apparently it only works that side muscle a little.

During my jog yesterday, I felt like someone was sticking pins up and down the muscle. I wasn't out of breath and it wasn't really "painful," so I kept on. Exercise was a 25 min Jog/5 min dog jog/5 min walk. Fortunately, it's getting less and less painful. Glad I chose the walk. Would like to get it in 2 or 3 days a week like that. Skip the jog and do the walk instead.

Cheers everyone!

breakaway on 01/29/2004:
Wow you are such a great inspiration and I really look up to you in what you do here! Great job again today and I so look forward to seeing you reach your goal. You have worked so hard for this! Good luck!

malh on 01/29/2004:
Isnt it funny how those muscles let us know they are there!!!! Least you know its getting some attention...lol Good job on your 3-day challenge. I find them to be great motivators...the short goals. NOt as overwhelming. Keep up the good work. Mary

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 28, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

I took a departure from my usual exercise yesterday and walked for an hour and 10 minutes. It was about 40�F and I walked a pretty good mix of hills. It was probably about 5 miles, haven't clocked it. I didn't really walk that fast.

I had breakfast. If you call three eggs over easy and a piece of dry raisin toast breakfast. I have been buying the Oroweat Raisin Bread. It has as much fiber as their 100% Whole Wheat, so I usually choose it. If I make a PB&J sandwich, I use the WW because the raisin tastes awful with peanut butter.

I had two coffees and no other caffeine. I got a full 8 hours of sleep. I wanted that third cup of coffee, but I resisted. Mostly because I was out of milk and would have had to mix up some dry milk or go to the store. Wasn't going to do that.

I'm going to do a 3-day (W-Th-Fr) challenge consisting of achieving the 70g fat goal, at least a 700 cal/day deficit, and at least 90 oz water. I just want to show myself I can do it. I've been pretty far out of the groove foodwise, and I want to see myself getting back on track--once again:-)

Groove--broken record--of course the youngsters around here may have no idea what I'm talking about. Sort of like rotary phones. No offense intended:-)

Cheers everyone!

Soon2BThin on 01/28/2004:
It's nice to mix up the exercise sometimes. That's what I did this morning too. I found that after riding the bike, the walking was so much easier right from the start. We need to make changes sometimes so we don't get bored and quit. Rotary phones, what are those? Hahaha! Good luck with your challenge!

garlic on 01/28/2004:
Darn!!! I should have saved a big, huge pair of jeans as a reminder too. I didn't think of it. A good thing to have around as a reminder of where you've been. I'm in in awe over you and your determination with your exercise. Your body must be so toned and firm. I'm envious!!!!

malh on 01/28/2004:
Don't you feel good when you want something and you end up resisting??? I think its a good feeling. Good job. 40 degrees!!!!!!!! Heatwave. Its been in the single digits here all day with a wind chill of minus 10. I think doing different exercise is great....for your own motivation and for your body. I heard once that because of the cell phones we would have to explain to the future generations what a "pay phone" was. lol. Make the wise choices today. Mary

JellyBelly2 on 01/28/2004:
Ha! I wrote "funk" on here on comments and my daughter saw it and said, "That's not even a word!" Ha, ha. She also has never heard of Elizabeth Taylor. Amazing.! Everyone is really friendly at our Walmart. There are some stores that are very rude. We get a lot of repeat customers because they comment on us being nice. Good luck on your challenge!

gonnajustdoit on 01/29/2004:
thanks for the note. it feels great when others know and they help you through it. i'm feeling great today even though its -10 outside :( well take care and good luck on that challenge

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 27, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 70g Fat * 25g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 154.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.4; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Tuesday!

I'm up 2 pounds--a wakeup call for me! My measurements are: down (Wrist, Abd, and Waist down .25 inch; Arm down 1/8 inch; Bust down
.5 inch), unchanged (Calf and Leg), Hip is up .25 inch.

For my exercise Sunday, I did a 30 min Jog. For yesterday I did a Circuit Aerobic Workout using the NordicTrack, 77 min/9.1 mi. Later I did a 20 min Jog/15 min dog walk.

I've been a bottomless pit foodwise the last 2 days. From now on, I'll make an "average for the week" report here on Tuesdays as far as my Fitday--a totally free site, BTW--stuff goes. I'm just not going to make a report on here every day after today. I'll continue to provide a rundown of my activities.

I'm going to really try to watch my fat intake in the next week. I am worth the effort to change my habits as goes food. As far as the Valentine Challenge goes, I ate a good breakfast only about 2 days in the last few days--that part's not going so well. Breakfast with a good source of protein is integral to my continued success, I know that.

On the other part of the challenge--the Circuit Aerobic Workout--I'm right on track. I was able to do 12 regular pushups and then immediately 20 sissy ones during yesterday's session. I don't particularly enjoy the workout, but the feeling afterward and the benefits I know I'm getting from weight training are good for my continuing progress. I haven't had a stiff neck in forever.

Cheers everyone!

Sun 1.25:
3538 cal * 174g fat * 16g fiber * 32 oz water * -1203 cal deficit
Mon 1.26:
2789 cal * 123g fat * 31g fiber * 80 oz water * 338 cal deficit

Averages for 1.20-1.26:
2867 cal * 118g fat * 24g fiber * 53 oz water * -79 cal deficit

malh on 01/27/2004:
You know I get that feeling sometimes in the middle of a workout...."not paticularly enjoying it" but the stronger feeling has been "what its doing for me" and its all worth it. I'm still doing the sissy pushups,---lol. But I'm trying to work up to the others. Had to smile at that. Keep up the good work...Mary

JellyBelly2 on 01/27/2004:
I don't know about you but depending on the time of the month, my weight can go up by 8 lbs. Don't sweat it, could be water or all of those bulky muscles you're building!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Jan 25, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Did 71 min/8.2 mi on the NordicTrack. Later did a 20 min Jog.

Cheers everyone!

2616 cal * 119g fat * 34g fiber * 40 oz water * 238 cal deficit

breakaway on 01/25/2004:
WOW you have come a long way. You have to be so proud! It sure will be wonderful to see you reach your goal :) Great job! Have a wonderful day today.

biscottibody59 - Saturday Jan 24, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

I did a light (about half) Circuit Aerobic Workout on the NordicTrack,
25 min/2.7 mi. Couldn't push myself any more than that. I was so lacking sleep, and I finally got a very decent night's sleep last night.

Before I got to bed, I thought I was starting to get a blood clot in my calf at one point--not that I would know from firsthand experience. I had a headache most of the day. Basically I felt like dogsh*t for the most part. But I tried to do that workout (mind over matter). Then I just felt worse. Sleep is just so important for me.

Cheers everyone!

2145 cal * 90g fat * 10g fiber * 50 oz water * 519 cal deficit

babygirl112 on 01/24/2004:
Get your rest, its very important, then you'll see that you get your energy back!

Soon2BThin on 01/24/2004:
Good for you, doing the workout! It's harder when you don't get enough sleep. I don't think I could do it. I can barely make it as it is, haha! I'm waiting for it to get easier! Have a good weekend.

JellyBelly2 on 01/24/2004:
Blood clots feel hot and are usually red. My ex had one and my sister died from one. Nothing to play around with! If there's pain or heat there, go check it out.

inmorning on 01/24/2004:
Hey, one way to check and see if you are possibly getting a blood clot is to dorsiflex (toes toward your head) your foot while laying supine (on your back). If you feel any pain in your calf, lay down and try not to move. You don't want that sucker getting loose!!!!!! I would hate to not have someone as wonderful as you around. :~)

biscottibody59 - Friday Jan 23, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Friday!

Well! I got that "free day" idea out of my system--at least for the coming week or so. I enjoyed it all, especially the dark chocolate:-)

FWIW, I am sustaining a deficit for the past week, better than the alternative, hey hey!

As for exercise yesterday, I got in an extremely short NordicTrack workout, 21 min/2.2 mi.

Bit of a Shoe Rant (with all due respect):
I just want to address something I keep seeing over time in alot of people's entries. It's about shoes--don't sell your feet short on a crappy pair of shoes. It's not worth it! If your shoes aren't comfy--you're not likely to stick with any kind of exercise.

If you don't believe me, go to a serious running or walking site or newsgroup and ask around. Ask "Runner" on here--she's a serious runner, at least 6 miles per day. Your shoe cushioning is worth only about 500, maybe 600 miles and the sole may look fabulous and they may look clean, etc. They just weren't meant to last forever.

Cheers everyone!

3783 cal * 139g fat * 19g fiber * 70 oz water * -1401 cal deficit

biscottibody59 - Thursday Jan 22, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Did 66 min/8.2 mi on the NordicTrack. Later a 20 min jog. Mindful eating.

We'll see about having a free day. Since I'm still building momentum after having 2 or 3 "free-ish" days last week, it's hardly realistic. Maybe a little more chocolate or something I normally don't let go with. I'm just not really one to eat a half-dozen donuts or a pint of ice cream anyway. Those aren't my weaknesses. One greasy cheeseburger and fries maybe, but not two. I just don't eat like I used to or even think about eating like I used to.

And as far as "emotional eating" goes, it doesn't fit me. There are two necessary elements involved there for me--stress and those kinds of foods in the house that I would choose to alleviate it. I'm not likely to run to the store to stock up and then bring it home and stuff my face anymore. And of course it doesn't alleviate my stress anyway. Daily exercise does more for me than any food any day! After more than a few stress-induced binges, I've learned this.

Cheers everyone!

2317 cal * 91g fat * 38g fiber * 50 oz water * 669 cal deficit

JellyBelly2 on 01/22/2004:
Congratulations! You are not on a diet. You have changed your lifestyle. I guess the next time stress hits, exercise, then eat.

Soon2BThin on 01/22/2004:
I've learned a few things about my "free days", the biggest is, I can't have them! Haha! Tuesday I weighed 158.8 and I had 27 "flex points" left that I could have that day, finishing my flex points for the week. I didn't run out and get any junk, I just ate more of what was already in the house. Well, the next day I weighed 161.2. So now I'm just trying to take off that extra 2.4 lbs. Sheesh, so much for flex points. Guess I'll just try to stick to my regular points or at least spread the flex points out during the week. I sure admire your exercise. I'm still struggling along just to get in a 35 minute walk! And the weight lifting too, of course. Keep up the great work!

inmorning on 01/22/2004:
Wow, you have grown. Funny, I know the problem, yet I keep going back to the stress binges. Anyway, good for you. Incidently, what ever happened to that pezzy and kirsten? Just wondering. annastasia

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Jan 21, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

I did a Circ Aer Wkt on the NordicTrack, 51 min/6.0 mi. Later on I went on a 25 min jog/5 min dog jog/5 min walk. I had breakfast (a good one). For some reason, I had a craving for good ol' runny eggs over easy. Had 'em with a piece of raisin toast. Good eatin' people--the only thing that could have made it better would have been some grits--ooh la la!

Cheers everyone!

2475 cal * 90g fat * 40g fiber * 90 oz water * 497 cal deficit

shellybelly on 01/21/2004:
Eek! I'm so not an egg person! Sounds like you had a great workout! Keep it up! :-)

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jan 20, 2004
(1800-2100 Cal * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 151 (Dec 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Tuesday!

I'm up a pound. Not a problem, because I'm on track. I'm eating better the last few days. Did 61 min/7.0 mi on the NordicTrack. Later I took a Jog for 20 min/dog walk 10 min. It was right there, so I took it--haha!

I took a bowl of jello to the party. The farmer took a wife. The feeble man took sick. That last remark took the cake.

I took my measurements, they're all the same as 2 weeks ago except for Arm and Hip are up a quarter-inch and Waist is up a half-inch.

Cheers everyone!

2073 cal * 70g fat * 36g fiber * 90 oz water * 689 cal deficit

kanga on 01/20/2004:
you sure have a great attitude, keep up the good work!

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