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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 11, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 152.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 152 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.1; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Tuesday!

I am down 1 pound for my weigh-in/measurement day. All measurements are down except Arm, Abdomen, and Hip are unchanged and I'm still at .8 waist:hip ratio--a firm pear (as opposed to apple) for two weeks running--woo-hoo!

For yesterday's exercise I did 61 min/7.0 mi on the NordicTrack and a 20 min jog--same as the day before. I'm back to eating my grits in the a.m.--so enjoyable and satisfying. I only add a little salt--they don't even need butter. Mmmmm good!

Cheers everyone!

1642 cal * 50g fat * 29g fiber * 110 oz water * 1175 cal deficit

squiggly on 11/11/2003:
You are so inspiring. You always get a great deal of exercise in. I wish I could be so outgoing. Congrats on losing the one pound.

Scruffy on 11/11/2003:
never had grits...

geevee on 11/11/2003:
Another one of those hard to lose pounds gone. Wonderful. About BONIATO - it is reddish. The flesh is very white. I don't bother peeling boniato; just cut it up.ISt holds up so well in soup and stew - never crumbly or mushy. If you don't live in a big metropolitan area with a lot of Hispanics, you probably won't be able to find it.

prism on 11/11/2003:
Congrats on losing that pound and on those measurements continuing down

breakaway on 11/12/2003:
Cheers to you!!! Super job! You must be so proud to know how you are keeping with this program no matter what it takes! Keep it up!!

biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 10, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For Sunday, I got on the NordicTrack before breakfast for 61 min/7.0 mi and then did a jog for 20 min later in the evening. Needed that day off yesterday--but as usual, it didn't make it any easier to get in the exercise. Oh well . . . gotta press on to lose those bilateral "midriff dimples!" Those are the things I'd like to go bye-bye!

Cheers everyone!

2108 cal * 88g fat * 26g fiber * 90 oz water * 735 cal deficit

breakaway on 11/11/2003:
Your doing a terrific job and sounds like you have your plans all figured out! Keep up the great work!

biscottibody59 - Sunday Nov 09, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Took the day off (Saturday) from exercise. Still recovering from feeling out of sorts. Finally I realized that I had done a few squats and a few bicycle crunches the day before. I wouldn't think those would really affect me the way they did; feeling wiped-out and generally yucky. Well, taken all together apparently they did, because today I feel back to 100%.

Cheers everyone!

2350 cal * 92g fat * 16g fiber * 45 oz water * -86 cal deficit

Soon2BThin on 11/09/2003:
I may take today off from exercise too. I did a lot of house work and my ankle hurts now. I had planned on doing 6 days in a row starting last Wednesday. So if it still isn't feeling better by this afternoon, I'll skip it for today. While I was vacuuming the house, I didn't wear my ankle brace so that's probably why it hurts now. Oh, BTW, you asked how my afghan was coming along--I work on it once in awhile when I'm watching TV but now that I've done about 20 rows, I've decided I don't like that pattern very much but I'm not going to take it apart and start over. That's probably why I don't work on it more often. I still have 2 afghans and a hooked rug I started a long time ago to finish yet too. And all I want to do is start something new. What's with that?! Well, I hope you're feeling more up to the exercise tomorrow. Me too.

biscottibody59 - Saturday Nov 08, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

For Thursday:

I kicked my a** on the NordicTrack--changed the display thingy weight to my current lower weight and I guess I felt like I needed to increase the intensity. You really can't tell from the numbers, but my muscles were screaming (a little:-)--did 1 hr/7.0 mi on it and then a jog for 20 min later in the evening.

Before my hard drive went on permanent vacation about a year ago--I had kept up fairly well with my measurement progress. I had a little Excel sheet that I never backed up and so I'm going to try to recreate, from my Food Diary notebooks, my progress.

For Friday:

For exercise I did 54 min/6.0 mi on the NordicTrack; No jog yesterday. It's owing to days like yesterday that I'm glad I'm keeping some record of my food intake. I had absolutely no idea how overboard I had gone. I felt like I had a hangover this morning, and alcohol consumption was not in the mix. In fact I felt like crap on a dried-up banana peel:-(

Not to mention the fact that I've been trying to cut down to two cups of coffee before about 2 p.m. and then have nothing with caffeine after that. I had a horrendous headache this morning.

Staying around that 2000 cal mark (give or take a few) for the last several days seems to have lowered my tolerance for those 3000-calorie type days. Who knew? This is a continuing learning/coping experience for me.

Thanks ya'll for the amusing and entertaining comments from yesterday!You all cracked me up too:-)

Cheers everyone!

Thurs 11.6:
1941 cal * 58g fat * 26g fiber * 110 oz water * 926 cal deficit

Fri 11.7:
2719 cal * 109g fat * 46g fiber * 70 oz water * -24 cal deficit

biscottibody59 - Thursday Nov 06, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Well Hello DD People!

A little high on the calories--but not too bad on the fiber--makes for a happy happy colon hahaha! I got in a 30 min jog in the evening. It was about 55�F (12�C).

The number of days we have where it's absolutely impossible to get out (because of temp) in an autumn/winter season can be counted (usually) on two hands. I feel for you all who would like to get out where you are, but can't because of the bitter cold. I've never lived where there was an actual winter where it snowed alot or was really really cold.

Yep CurvyShar, that was me out there joggin' and spittin' all the way--hahaha! Speaking of, the other evening it was rather warm and I must have run into a swarm of gnats (again!) and I was hacking, spitting, and generally gagging as I was going along. I came upon a lady walking toward me and she just probably thought I was normal. As I passed her I explained, "I inhaled a gnat!" She didn't say a word and just sort of looked like, "Why are you telling me?"

I don't know about ya'll, but I never had a "gnat inhalation" problem--about six instances--until I started this jogging thing. So far I've been successful coughing them up and going on about my business. It's just a disgusting thing to do in public.

Cheers everyone!

2753 cal * 89g fat * 51g fiber * 70 oz water * -266 cal

Scruffy on 11/07/2003:
a gnat may add more fiber or protein and few calories.

legcramp on 11/07/2003:
I agree with scruffy on this one........you just may never know the value of a gnat until you've tried one out. So next time, don't spit or cough or gag or hack, just - swallow.

hmmm, so nice and warm where you are.....I gave in a couple days ago and purchased an electric heater. It's cone shaped, and it oscillates around my living room wonderfully! Too bad it's not big enough to keep the whole place warm! I'm nice and comfy - until i need to pee!!!! Brr, even thinking about my bathroom gives me chills!! Well, take advantage of that great weather, and i'll be thinking of you when i'm curled up in the fetal position, sucking my thumb to keep it from getting frost-bite......

curvy shar on 11/07/2003:
OMG!!! Laughing...again...at your entry. Between the happy, happy colon and the gnats...thanks for making me laugh again today! I can just see you out there, jogging away...hacking, spitting, a cloud of gnats following you.... Have a great weekend! <hack, spit>

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Nov 05, 2003
(18K-2K Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Wednesday!

Had a good exercise day yesterday--did 56min/6.1 mi on the NordicTrack (pre-bkfst), then a 20 min jog in the dark (except the moon was pretty bright) and took a non-busy route--even without traffic and knowing the lay of the street, it's silly to be out jogging in the dark. Need to plan things a little better. I'll take 92°F at 8 p.m. instead of dark at 6 p.m. any day:-)

On another note, with my measurements yesterday my waist:hip ratio is finally at .8--which means I'm a pear--less risky for heart disease, stroke, etc.

Cheers everyone!

1805 cal * 53g fat * 29g fiber * 90 oz water * 967 cal deficit

curvy shar on 11/06/2003:
<giggling> I'm sorry....I just had this mental image of you out there, jogging in the dark, spitting wildly....

Hurray for the measurements!!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Nov 04, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 153.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 153 (Nov 2003)
Current BMI=26.3; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

I'm back for the update--I'm down 3.5 pounds--woo-hoo! A new low for me! As for the measurements they're 4 up and 4 down--but Waist, Hip, Arm and Abdomen are the ones down (for a change:-)

For exercise, I was able to Jog 25 min and Walk 20 min.

Thanks to you all for your fine comments to me and for sharing yourselves and your struggles and triumphs here on DDs--this is a unique place for inspiration, motivation, and respect for the difficulties and successes we all encounter on the road to health, fitness, weight loss and overall change (in some cases). I know I do so many things differently than I did before I started this, and change is difficult but doable.

Cheers everyone!

2117 cal * 51g fat * 40g fiber * 70 oz water * 307 cal deficit

breakaway on 11/04/2003:
THat weigh is looking great! Good job today and great exercise!

legcramp on 11/04/2003:
Great job on the exercise!!! I'm so jealous every time i read your entry because you're so consistent with your exercise! Got any secrets??? I can stay pretty motivated, but if i don't do it one day, then i don't want to do it the next!!!! Keep up the great work and have a wonderful day today!!

squiggly on 11/04/2003:
You are right change is difficult but very well worth it. We will all feel and look better not to mention the actual health benefits. You are doing great. Congrats on the loss!

Soon2BThin on 11/04/2003:
Great Job!!! Wow, you're doing so well! Feels good, doesn't it? Keep ona going. And thanks for the comments.

biscottibody59 - Monday Nov 03, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

Happy Monday!

Kind of a mixed bag the last few days. Back spasm has been getting progressively better by leaps and bounds so that I'm just about 100%--taking the day off from exercise on Friday probably helped alot.

I didn't mean to imply that I was exercising while it hurt--in fact, jogging and walking don't cause pain. Sitting and standing do. I also credit getting a decent amount of sleep with healing it quickly.

Cheers everyone!


Fri 10.31
No jog or NT; Driving for about 3.5 hours; 20 min dog walk.
2685 cal * 96g fat * 20g fiber * -0- oz water * -337 cal deficit

Sat 11.1
Jog 35 min; Walk 10 min.
2233 cal * 82g fat * 22g fiber * 70 oz water * 584 cal deficit

Sun 11.2
Pre-bkfst NT 53 min/5.8 mi; Walk 15 min.
2063 cal * 83g fat * 26g fiber * 70 oz water * 737 cal deficit

curvy shar on 11/03/2003:
Hey, thanks for the recipe! It's almost soup time here - cold, rainy weather. Take care of your back, now, and don't overdo it.

Soon2BThin on 11/03/2003:
Glad to hear you're doing better. I pampered myself today and just took the day off from exercise. My neck is being a pain in the neck, hah!

squiggly on 11/04/2003:
I agree standing and sitting hurt your back alot more than moving. I have a bad back and feel alot better some days moving around. I'm glad you are feeling better.

biscottibody59 - Friday Oct 31, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

All the while, Graham slept on, dreaming of a world where he could do just what he wanted tooooooo! --Old XTC Song Lyric

I kinda got a little "hitch in my gitalong," aka, back spasm on the right side on Wednesday. I very gingerly got on the NordicTrack yesterday, not knowing if it would impede my workout--did 61 min/6.6 mi. Then as the day went on, the spasm sort of moved to the left. I went ahead and did a 30 min jog last night.

I seem to get this around this time of year or some time of the year. Last year I think it had to do with raking leaves. So today, it's soooo much better.

I found these "Mary Jane" candies (sort of like Bit 'O Honey--never had them before). The only problem is the wrapper. If you put them in the freezer for a minute, the wrapper comes off a little easier. They're made by NECCO--the same company that makes the little discs that we used to pretend were communion hosts. They also make a really
nasty-tasting candy I bought awhile ago, can't remember the name of it.

Cheers everyone!

1846 cal * 68g fat * 40g fiber * 110 oz water * 1139 cal deficit

halley on 10/31/2003:
You really must be dedicated to "run thru the pain!" Glad to hear you're so hooked on running - it can become a part of your day that you just can't do without!

geevee on 10/31/2003:
My soup contains 10-12 veggies, whatever I happen to have. Celery, onions and carrots are the backbone. This batch (1/2gal.) has okra, green beans, red peppers, leaves from the bottom of cauliflower, green & yellow squash and a Latin potato called "boniato" which is wonderful in soups and stews because it retains its shape and doesn't get mushy plus it's cheap. I add a large can of tomatoes and one small can of tomato paste. I like the Italian spices with this: oregano, marjoram, basil, thyme and bay leaf. It doesn't need much cooking time, just enough to soften the veggies. It improves with age in the fridge.

Your white bean soup is similar to my black bean soup to which I add leftover meat,a little vinegar tsp. sugar and garlic. I never tried white beans but will when I finally finish my current pot.

I used to make the black bean soup from the dry beans but was told that the canned are just as good, and I found that to be true. Maybe it's the same for white beans too. It's good to know in case you're pressed for time.

legcramp on 10/31/2003:
Good to see that you're back is feeling better today!! And Congrats on making it through a workout even though you were in pain! Although, I probably would have taken the day off!!! Well, keep up the great work and have a wonderful weekend! Happy Hallowe'en!!

scruffy on 10/31/2003:
so now you're hooked on the maryjane....that's some thing.

LOL, just kidding ;-)

biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 30, 2003
(1800-2000 Cal * <40g Fat * 36g Fiber * 90 oz Water)
Weight: 156.5

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 154.5 (Oct 2003)
Current BMI=26.9; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8

I did 49 min/5.6 mi (15 min @Level 1 incline) on the NordicTrack before breakfast. Later I took a 20 min jog.

I was a little over 2000 calories for the day. It's not all that difficult to make better choices. I have to believe it's going to serve me in the long run--visualizing 5 lbs less on my scale.

My First White Bean Soup

First I used a 1 pound bag of Great Northern Beans. Put in a large pot (with the cover handy). Pick over for pebbles or anything else you wouldn't want to eat. You can rinse them, but if you do the following pre-cook/soak method, from The New All Purpose Joy of Cooking, you will be rinsing them later.

Pre-cook/soak: Add water to cover by 2 inches and heat to boiling. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 1 hour. I've let them sit a little longer and put them in the fridge overnight. The only thing you may find with leaving them longer is a little sprout (maybe 1/8 inch) that will be apparent after they're cooked. Those things may look like worms, but they're just sprouts:-)

Rinse and drain the beans for the final cooking.

Cover beans with water to about 3 inches. As the beans cook you can add water, but if you've added way too much, you'll just have to cook them a little longer. As for using broth or bouillon, it's up to you. The same with the veggies--you could use red or yellow peppers for more color. The only ones I'd definitely use are the onion, garlic, and celery--they just do wonders for flavor.

Water only worked just fine, surprisingly--the flavor came from all the veggies. I don't usually salt the bean soups I've made until the end because it's so easy to oversalt--especially if I've used a ham hock (you can add a ham hock at the beginning if you want some fat/more flavor). Black bean soup is a little better with the ham hock--and your dog will enjoy the little bone--haha!

I used 3 carrots diced, about 4 celery stalks diced, 1 medium onion chopped, and 1 jalapeno--seeds and inner white parts removed--chopped(which added almost no spicy heat), and about 4 garlic cloves diced. I prepared and added these as the cooking water was coming to a boil. Turn it down to a simmer and simmer for 1.5-2 hours, no need to cover. As I said, if the beans taste cooked and it's a little too soupy, you can just let it cook down a bit. I add salt/pepper at the end because I don't like most stuff too too salty.

Don't be afraid of dried beans. You can use canned and just cook the veggies in a skillet with a little oil or water I suppose. Beans are cheap and if you screw it up, try again. I think just about the only way to screw it up is to oversalt, or walk away toward the end when the liquid has cooked down so much that it may start to burn.

If there's something I missed, please leave me a comment.

Cheers everyone!

2038 cal * 82g fat * 36g fiber * 90 oz water * 785 cal deficit

curvy shar on 10/30/2003:
I am anxiously waiting for the recipe....

Soon2BThin on 10/30/2003:
Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it soon. Love those beans!

scruffy on 10/30/2003:
recipe was nice, thanks

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