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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 09, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

17% Activities; Fat grams=42; Calories=1796; >80 oz Water; Fiber=33 g

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. --Channing Pollock

Happy Wednesday!

Just a quick update. I did 58 min/6.3 mi on the NordicTrack yesterday.

Hope you have a good day! Will try to check back later!

Gael the Whale on 04/09/2003:
lol I cant eat just one. although I read somewhere that one peanut is fuel enough for a night of studying .

Golightly on 04/09/2003:
Thanks for the woo-hoo you left on my diary. It was nice that somebody noticed my little weight dip!

I am still amazed at the amount of time you are able to work on that Nordictrack. Inspiring!

Have a great day!

MM on 04/10/2003:
Thank you for being such an encouragement to me. You don't know how much you have helped me through this last week. Thanks again! Great job on the NordicTrack!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 08, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

23% Activities; Fat grams=66; Calories=2260; >110 oz Water; Fiber=45 g
Deficit=1033 (Weekly Def=1240)

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
--Erma Bombeck

Hi all!

Just a quick entry. I did my NordicTrack (56 min/6.3 mi) yesterday and a couple hours of cleaning house. The scale isn't down today, but I lost 3/8 inch in my arm, and .5 inch each in my waist and abdomen. I gained .25 in my hips, go figure.

Just between me and my jeans, the loss in my abdomen measurement is just soooo comfortable!

See ya' later!

Gael the Whale on 04/08/2003:
hi girl. way to go. you are doing great.

biscottibody59 - Monday Apr 07, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

25% Activities; Fat grams=51; Calories=1926; >100 oz Water; Fiber=39 g

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. --Henry Ford

Happy Monday!

I did pretty well with the challenge overall. The challenges over time have really helped me step up my exercise, and it's just good to have something in the back of my mind to work toward. Something that is doable for a day or a few days at a time. It really works for me!

I had a pretty good day for exercise yesterday. I dug out the sides of a driveway culvert and sprayed water to get the leaves and stuff out. It'd be nice to know more about "drainage," 'cause the excess dirt I found really isn't the problem, it's that the water continued to stand afterward, so no real drainage was happening. I didn't feel successful.

Anyway, I did a NordicTrack workout, 1 hr, 4 min/7.5 mi. Then later in the evening I got out and jogged for 20 min. It's really an accomplishment to be this active and not feel like a train hit me the next day.

Pezzy mentioned the little milestones of weightloss over time. My biggest one has been not having to pull my shorts down when I stand up. I have absolutely massive thighs and extra fat over the years certainly didn't help my plight. So even though I'm still working on them, my legs have reduced to the point that this is less and less of a problem.

Hope you have a good food choice day!

kyrin on 04/07/2003:
Woo-Hoo! Congrats on the shorts progress! Isn't it wonderful the first time you realize that you not only didn't have to yank those shorts down into place, but also when it dawns on you that your thighs are no longer rubbing together. I had that "ah-ha" moment with my shorts a few weeks ago. I was surprised...and wondered how long it had been happening before I noticed. LOL

You're my water hero! I am trying to get it up there, but am finding that one of my biggest problem areas. Oh, well. Pushing onward.



Gael the Whale on 04/07/2003:
Hi. hope I can get to that point. I do feel like a train hit me. But not as bad after a weekend spent recovering. I am feeling much more human now. Hope you are having a terriffic day today.

willloose on 04/07/2003:
goo job biscotti! on track as always :) I should learn a thing or two from you. hehehe

MM on 04/07/2003:
I love your quote today. Did you put that in there for me? Thanks for the comments on my entry. They helped me so much.

SoccerMom on 04/07/2003:
Wooo-hooo, for another little milestone! It's the little things we notice that make it such a success. Have a great day.

shellybelly on 04/08/2003:
Woohoo! Great job keepin up with the challenge! Keep it up! :-) Shelly

biscottibody59 - Sunday Apr 06, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

25% Activities; Fat grams=86; Calories=2609; >130 oz Water; Fiber=45 g

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. --Jacob A. Riis

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick entry. My calories and fat were up from recent days, and I didn't make my goals for those. Fat was at 30%--which is about where it usually is. I did some mowing and other yard work and a NordicTrack workout, 1 hr:5 min/7.5 mi.

I'll see you all later, have a good day!

Chrysalis on 04/06/2003:
I like the quote. It's really very thought provoking.

Gael the Whale on 04/06/2003:
I love your quotes. they are very inspirational. Have a healthy and happy Sunday today

pollyanna on 04/06/2003:
NordicTrack for 1 hour? Wow!! You are doing great! Wanna come mow my lawn next? we are having our kitchen remodeled and the demolition begins tomorrow. We spent all weekend moving the kitchen, sewing room, office "nook" and dining room up into our bedroom closet and bathroom! Whew!

Love your quotation. Back to "chipping away" at my own rock!

peace, pollyanna :)

pezzy34 on 04/06/2003:
My goodness!!! 25% activities??? FREAK! LOL There is noooooo way I am beating that today, so I shall gracefully declare you my dear the champion rock body for April 6, 2003. *bowing before your highness* hahaha! Love, Jenni

Gael the Whale on 04/06/2003:
Hi. "smiles" I was here a year or so ago but forgot my password. I was Miss Piggy. I even changed from dial up to cable and couldnt even remember the email addy I was using then. 'rolls eyes' . I am a mess. lol. but I am happy to be back.

SoccerMom on 04/06/2003:
Wooo-hooooooo!! I see you broke the barrier, and have gotten back to 162! Ye-haaa!!

Beth 201 on 04/06/2003:
You seem to be keeping yourself busy. GOOD! That works best for me. Well you have a great week. Beth :)

Gael the Whale on 04/06/2003:
oh forgot to answer your question about the name. lol my real name is Gayle but I have always liked the spelling gael better. I have a world in www.activeworlds.com that is called gael. it is a fairy world. the avatars are fairies and pixies and the builds are places like fairy falls, tipsy pixie tavern, pixie playland, whispering winds ampitheatre, littlesville where the hobbits live, have a fairy villiage of tree houses, have a cit gallery for photos , a market place, a wizards keep, a fairy palace, and a cavern of broken hearts where people go to leave their hearts in vases to mend. the Dragon Chimera gaurds the hearts till their owners return to take charge of them again.

Golightly on 04/07/2003:
I've said it before and I'll say it again : I LOVE YOUR QUOTES! Today's quote is especially fantastic, and I've printed it off to keep in my notebook (I carry a notebook to keep track of what I eat.) Thanks Biscotti!

Wow, over 1 hour on your NordicTrack? That's amazing!!!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Apr 05, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

24% Activities; Fat grams=54; Calories=2034; >90 oz Water; Fiber=44 g

You never see a man walking down the street with a woman who has a little pot belly and a bald spot. --Elayne Boosler

Happy Saturday!

I'm on for the weekend challenge. Continuing with previous objectives. Although today I may go a little over on calories, I'll probably get plenty of exercise.

Yesterday I mowed for about an hour and did a workout on the NordicTrack, 57 min/6.5 mi.

Hope you have a good day, see you all later!

Gael the Whale on 04/05/2003:
Hi. lol no you dont see that often. but it describes me well. only I have a big pot belly and thinning hair not quite bald yet . But no men , just my poor sons who have to be seen with me in public.

pezzy34 on 04/05/2003:
I'm pathetic today! Today is my official off day for the month! I'm still low in calories, but girl... sometimes I just need Taco Bell and today is that day! I am in awe of the amount of time you can use that torture device! Oh, sorry NordicTrack! I think my main drawback is boredom. I get on the treadmill and if I don't have someone on the treadmill next to me I get so bored! Anyway, you rock! Thanks for keeping me motivated! Love, Jenni

biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 04, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 162.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

20% Activities; Fat grams=51; Calories=1693; >110 oz Water; Fiber=33 g

Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
--Robert Orben

Hidy Ho! I'm down a pound to my low on here, this is about the 3rd or 4th time I've hit it in all the time I've been trying to lose weight these past few years, but I'm much leaner than I was the first time I hit 162.

I did 58 min/6.4 mi on the NordicTrack and 15 min of circuit stuff with weights, pushups (the easy kind--Pezzy34!), etc.

I did well with the challenge overall, and I can trace my progress of late to the Kyrin-inspired challenges. I never really thought they would serve me very well, but they have this time around. They have been the difference in getting me out of "results rut." I was beginning to think I just was never going to make any weight loss goal I made, ever again. I have optimism that I'll at least make the next one.

Kyrin, thanks for pushing the challenge!

Hope you all have a great afternoon/evening!

dolyda on 04/04/2003:
a very big congrats to ya on getting back down to your low!...good job :D

kyrin on 04/04/2003:
Biscotti, you're doing super! Congrats on hitting that low number. 161, 160, 159... you're on a roll!



Soon2BThin on 04/04/2003:
I would hate to count the many times I've been at the weight I'm at now! I keep thinking this is the last week I will EVER see this weight again. And I'm hoping this time IS the last! When I think of how I had weighed 150 and less, not that long ago, it makes me sick! Darnit! Okay, we won't dwell on those kinds of things, heh. You're doing really great. Keep it up!

pezzy34 on 04/05/2003:
Hey hey! I appreciated the shout out there! I want to do one handed pushups, but if I try I fall over... so that will be a long term goal huh? I read your diary and think "man, she did it... I can do this one more day... one more week etc." I'm just overly competetive though, so don't ever play Monopoly with me... I'm one of those people that if I am losing I will "accidentally" tip the board over... I'm awful about it!!! So grrrr... get up girly and keep me motivated! You have me on the nordic track thing though... it seems like a torture device to me.. I'm scared of them! So, I stick to my nice, safe treadmill or bike. Safe. Easy. Ahhhhh. I need more sleep! Love, Jenni

biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 03, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

17% Activities; Fat grams=55; Calories=1810; >80 oz Water; Fiber=44 g

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb . . . and I also know that I'm not blonde. --Dolly Parton

Hello Everyone!

I did well with my challenge objectives yesterday--I'm very pleased with how I'm doing. It's about time. I did my NordicTrack workout early yesterday, 56 min/6.5 mi. I was going to try to get a very short jog in, but I'm really wary of overdoing it.

I'm finally catching up on my sleep. Despite cutting the caffeine down a couple months ago, I had been consistently getting just about 6 hours a night. So I'm going to work on that, I got about 7.5 hours last night, so that's much better--a start:-)

So, here's to a good food and exercise day to you all!

SoccerMom on 04/03/2003:
Wow! Just <i>one more pound</i> to tie your record low.....I know you'll be there soon!

Love your quote for the day. Gee, I wonder what color her hair really is?

Have a wonderful day!

shellybelly on 04/03/2003:
<center><img src=http://www.gifworks.com/queue/bananas_md_wht_22183.gif></center><br>Hey! Great job with your challenge! Keep it up! Shelly

prism on 04/03/2003:
Thanks so much for your comment. It really meant alot to me.

Good for you on doing your Nordictrack workout and on your goals to get more sleep. There is more and more info coming out about how lack of sleep contributes to so many problems health-wise...

Soon2BThin on 04/03/2003:
You're doing great on that challenge! Good luck on getting more sleep, that's one thing I do VERY well, usually! My problem is trying to not get too much, haha!

MM on 04/04/2003:
I wanted to say thank you for the info on Fitday.com. Sorry I didn't tell you sooner, but I haven't been on DD for a week. I haven't got a chance to check it out yet, but I will as soon as I read some entries.

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 02, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <60; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

10% Activities; Fat grams=48; Calories=1672; >90 oz Water; Fiber=46 g

Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player. --Author Unknown

Happy Wednesday!

I did pretty well on my challenge goals for yesterday. I expected to do a little more in the way of exercise, but that's life. I did 43 min/11.3 mi on the Airdyne. I changed the fat goal above. Seems that 60 g fat is more realistic for me at this point than 40 was--I rarely made it.

Hope you're having a good exercise day!

inmorning on 04/02/2003:
Aren't you just sweet, where would I be without you?

kyrin on 04/02/2003:
Happy Wednesday back at ya! Just one more challenge day. I'm really looking forward to the short three-day challenge for the weekend. I love those shorter challenges!

Good idea adjusting the fat gram goal. If it's too hard to meet a goal, it probably isn't a realistic goal for now...maybe later. Lifestyle changes are mostly about observations of what will and what won't work over the long run...and about making incremental changes to get us where we want to go.

You're doin' great!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 01, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

0% Activities; Fat grams=78; Calories=2258; >60 oz Water; Fiber=50 g
Deficit=438 (Weekly Def=1100)

Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.
--Jane Wagner

I'm down one-half inch each in my abdomen and my hips--yiiii-ha! The rest are the same as last week. I'm a little bit closer to zipping up my old, acid-washed, "fancy pants:-)" as well. Not that I'd want to actually go out in public and wear them haha!

I remain on plan, and I'm confident that I will accomplish my objectives. Yes, really I will, despite the crappy way I feel today, because it is still possible for me to get a caffeine-withdrawal headache when I have only
2 (instead of 3) cups of coffee. So this is an opportunity for me to cut down to 2 cups. A far cry from the 6-8-10-12 cups of my past.

Or, perhaps I feel like sh*t because I didn't work out yesterday. I needed the break for sure! So today is the real start of the 4-day (Kyrin) challenge, and I hope, the next one, for me.

Objectives are: 1)Deficit of 1300 cal/day 2)At least 80 oz water/day
3)Fat grams not to exceed 60 4)Calories not to exceed 1800
5)Activities at least 10%.

So . . . make a goal, meet a goal. Do the best you can if you're not about to meet it. Get back in and try again. Think of a little one crawling, crawling, crawling. All of a sudden she pulls herself up. Woo-hoo, "I can stand!" Then, plop on her butt she goes. Crawl, crawl again. Pull up. Stand. Let go. Take a step. Plop!--but a different plop. Woo-hoo, "I didn't plop until I took a step!" Pull up again. Step, step, step. Plop! An even different plop. Woo-hoo, "I plopped after three steps!" If at first you don't succeed . . . try, try again!

Have a good one, I'll see ya' later!

kyrin on 04/01/2003:
Woo-Hoo, Biscotti! Congratulations on those inches lost! I knew you could do it. I know you <i>will</i> do it! ...I'm proud of you, gal!



Soon2BThin on 04/01/2003:
Woohoo! You're doing great! Slowly but surely, we WILL make it. Good luck with the challenge. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Looks like you have a good plan!

pezzy34 on 04/02/2003:
Activities 10% eh? Someone does fitday.com huh? I manage to keep my activities between 6-15 depending on the day. Mainly because I roller skate a lot. Okay, so I roller skate because I have this disco roller skate thing in my head of the cute girl with Farrah hair and glitter.... so I put on my bell bottoms, denim jacket, pony tails and I roller skate to feel cute. You caught me. I'm vain. LOL

I loved the crawling/walking analogy thing you have going on there... very nice! So, 156 by May 6th huh? Man... so that is losing another 7 pounds right? Okay, so I'm at 169.5 right now. I'll meet that challenge with you and aim for 163 by May 6th. I love your entries, they are my favorite!

Love, Jenni

shellybelly on 04/02/2003:
Eek! I hope ya feel better soon! Take care and keep up all the good work!! :-) Shelly

biscottibody59 - Monday Mar 31, 2003
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 163.0

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 162 (Nov 2001)
My Current Goal: 156 by May 6

23% Activities; Fat grams=59; Calories=2197; >132 oz Water; Fiber=55 g

The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.
--Beatrice & Ira Freeman

I'm down 1 pound! I'll take it here, before my usual Tuesday weigh/measure day.

Do not ask me where all the fiber came from. I had my usual bran, a few carrots and a couple of bananas. Bananas don't have a ton of fiber, but 15 baby carrots (according to FitDay) have 4.5 g fiber. Also 1 svg Jell-O FF Pudding has 1.8 g fiber, hmmmm . . .

Anyway, I did 1 hour/6.8 mi on the NordicTrack and a 25-min jog
later in the day. I'm on for the 4-Day (Mon-Thurs) Kyrin Challenge. More later . . .

Have a good day everyone!

Golightly on 03/31/2003:
Hi Bis! I love the little quotes you always start your entries with, but the one today I especially LIKED! It makes me not miss bagels at all!! ;)

Congrats on the 1 pound loss! Who knows, maybe by Tuesday there will be more ...???

UPDATE : Just wanted to leave you a note about tortilla chips. I was in a situation a week ago where I was trying to keep count of how many I was eating AND partake in witty reparte. Impossible! I think the count was 20, but I'm still not sure...

Have a great day!

kyrin on 03/31/2003:
<i>Woo-Hoo!</i> All Right, Biscotti! You're one pound away from your low weight! Oh, ye-ah! There's some cheering goin' on!



SoccerMom on 03/31/2003:
Don't ya just love Kyrin's Challenges? It's easier to do little ones, for 3 or 4 days, than to look <i>waaaaaayyy</i> out into the future and try to set a goal. Enjoy!

willloose on 03/31/2003:
Hi Biscotti,

didnt know someone had written down a comment on my entries...still learning how to navigate this thing...anywho thanx for you encouragement and I will see you around! :)

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