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biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 07, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 1767; Burned: 2892; 7% Activities; Deficit: 1125;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 58; Fiber: 30

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. --Arthur C. Clarke

Hi to you all!

I got in my little jog/walk yesterday--first time to do 2 min jog/1 min walk for 7 times. It damn near kicked my ass I have to say! I really hated every second of the jog part and barely caught my breath before I had to jog again--today, I'm glad I got through it. It's got to get easier, right? Funny, but I've been thinking about going back to school to finish a degree and I feel exactly the same way about it. Fear of failure and not looking forward to it--maybe if I can conquer the elusive 20-min (straight) jog, I can go finish my degree before I turn 65--haha--but really, it's not funny--I should be serious about finishing things.

So, I shouldn't whine about it--there are alot of people who would love to be able to do exactly what I'm complaining about. I forget that with the ability to do the physical things, I have an obligation to my "temple" to live up to some kind of expectation--I'm not anywhere near excellence in fitness (according to the little test I mentioned in a previous entry), but I don't think I'm going to quit just yet. I guess I just didn't know how bad I felt all the months I didn't do any exercise for myself over the years.

I have to thank you all for your encouragement and inspiration, I do appreciate every bit of it:-)

Have a good food choice day!

kyrin on 08/07/2002:
Lookin' good! If the 2 minute jog is too, too much, how about backing it down to 1:30 of jog with 1:30 of walk until you have that conquered. No one is going to shoot you if you back off a bit. I know that you want to get where you can do the 20-minute jog, but if you dread doing something so much and aren't feeling successful at it, are you really going to do it?

It just seems like it would be easier to stick with if you build on success.



MichelleP on 08/07/2002:

LOL okay where do you keep getting these awesome quotes?!

Working toward physical fitness is really a full time thing. Heck lol I start at 4:30 a.m. and don't really stop all day.

Way to go on the run! I started again today.... lol I will share my time to give you a good laugh. I ran 1/2 mile in 9 minutes... good gravey that is terrible. By the time the Army 10 mile race, in the end of Oct lol it better be fast or it will take me at least 3 hours.. now mind you by that time they will have all left and gone home! Take care and have a wonderful night!

inmorning on 08/07/2002:
I think you should go back to school. I think you would succeed and it would do you a world of good as far as your self-esteem and it would broaden your horizons.

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 06, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 1618; Burned: 2800; 4% Activities; Deficit: 1182;
Water: >60 oz
Fat grams: 60; Fiber: 26

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. --Steven Wright

Happy Tuesday!

I did my measurements and they're all up a bit or just about the same. I only did a little yard cleanup for activity--so I kind of took it easy--that's important to this process for me. I can't just go 90 to nothing all the time and feel good! I had another pretty good food day!

I'll see you all later--have a good food & exercise day!

kyrin on 08/06/2002:
Hey, Biscotti! You've got a string of successful days started. Fat- and fiber-wise things are looking great! I'm proud of the efforts you've made, gal!

Way to go!


MichelleP on 08/06/2002:

I wanted to thank you! You may have saved a diet and a life today. I know a bit on the dramatic side but it is sorta true. I was getting so upset over the way I have been feeling the last few days... tired, dizzy, and just plain weak. This past spring I was told by the dr. that my blood sugars were too low and that I needed more sugar in my diet. At the time I was almost starving myself. I have NOT been doing that but have been back to the low end of calories and not eating before I workout... duh !! It finally hit me today when I read your comment to me.

I am going to work on getting in more on the way of fruits and see how I feel, so far I have had 2 oranges, 4 prunes (my new fav. food), 1 med. tom. not bad!!

Your right you have to give the body rests, or it starts to really fight you. The measurements going up maybe anything from water to muscle. You are doing great! We are in this for the long haul!!

Take care and have a wonderful day! Thanks again!

biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 05, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 1515; Burned: 3304; 21% Activities; Deficit: 1789;
Water: >110 oz
Fat grams: 50; Fiber: 23

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music . . . and of aviation. --Tom Stoppard

Happy Monday!

I did better on food--yiiii-ha! I did my Circuit Aerobic Workout with 37 min on the Airdyne and 65 min of weights and floor exercises. Didn't get in a walk--what I did was plenty for me:-)

See you later!

MichelleP on 08/05/2002:

Way to go on the workout and eating! As long as you are happy with yourself .... that is all that matters!

momof4 on 08/05/2002:
Hi - I haven't checked in with you lately - sorry about that -- but I try to at least keep up with reading the entries. Good job on the run/walk. I am going to start to do that next. I have been doing a good fast walk for about 3 weeks now, and I think I can kick it up a notch! Thanks for the inspiration!!

inmorning on 08/05/2002:
Keep up the good work. You are doing great with your exercise. You are so my hero.

biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 04, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 3408; Burned: 2157; 23% Activities; Deficit: 1251
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 69; Fiber: 16

Calories: 3371; Burned: 2860; 6% Activities; Deficit: -511
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 139; Fiber: 21
I was going to buy a copy of "The Power of Positive Thinking," and then I thought: What the hell good would that do? --Ronnie Shakes

Hi Everyone!

I do appreciate your kind and wonderful comments! I had a good couple of exercise days. Like I said before, the jog/walk doesn't show that it burns as much as I feel it takes out of me. I did that yesterday--1 min jog/1 min walk for 10 repetitions. It was really hot--probably could have picked a cooler time of day.

On Friday I did 53 min on the NordicTrack and Circuit Aerobic Workout--30 min weights/abs and 20 min Airdyne. On these 2 days I ate a couple of good, pre-planned meals. For the most part though, I ate less than perfect foodstuffs, aka Garbage!

So, I've got the routine of exercise somewhat down with no major soreness, so I'll just have to put forth a little more effort with the food choices. A 43-year-old person can only do so much, but it seems I can eat as much as I did when I was a teenager. Mind over matter, right?

My next jog walk will be 2 min jog/1 min walk times 7. I'll stick to the every 3 days, but I think I'll be getting up early to do it to avoid the heat. I'm not doing too well as yet on the "MichelleP Boot Camp" walking I had planned. It's been a number of years since I did more than about a half-mile walk in the street! Actually I wouldn't be here now if I had kept up all that walking.

Got some different socks and will try again today--I think it's just a matter of time and my feet getting used to it. I've got great (haha) calluses on my heels--but it's the ball of my left foot that's the problem.

I gotta go--will check in later--have a good day ya'll!

MichelleP on 08/04/2002:

LOL I sure could have picked a better time of year to do this dang bootcamp. With the heat idex it is 110 here again today, its been like this going on 2 weeks. I have been getting really sick after my walks. I try to do them early but it is still in the mid 90's.

I feel the same way with the walks, on fitday it says they are not much on the way of burning calories but it takes a lot out of me. I almost gave up the walking to increase the bike rides but I really do want to do the Army 10 mile race in October...lol thank God it will be cooler by then.

You are doing awesome! Take care and have a great day!

biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 02, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Calories: 1988; Burned: 2758; 3% Activities; Deficit: 765;
Water: >80 oz
Fat grams: 94; Fiber: 16

A waist is a terrible thing to mind. --Jane Caminos

Happy Friday!

I did a 1 mile walk for time (17:30) and a 10 min leisure walk. My tender foot may need a day to recover:-) Almost a blister. I'm so very tired, will check in with you all tomorrow.

Yes, I am going to really try to reach my calorie and fat goal just for today! Tomorrow too, but let's just deal with today, okay!

Have a good food and exercise day!

princess20 on 08/02/2002:
Congratulations - You're doing absolutely fabulously! Your diet and exercise programmes are just fabulous - I wish I had your discipline - Keep it Up Girl :-)

misha on 08/02/2002:
Good job with the walk. Give those dogs a little rest. HAve a great weekend and keep up the great job


MichelleP on 08/02/2002:

LOL Love the quote!

Way to go on the eating and exercise! Good idea deal with today, tommorow .... who the heck knows!

Take care, get some rest and have a wonderful weekend!

inmorning on 08/02/2002:
Way to go on the exercise. I agree with your "let's deal with today attitude". I sometimes look at the bigger picture when I should look at the smaller picture, though sometimes I do the other way around.

kyrin on 08/03/2002:
Come on, Biscotti! I'm rootin' for you! <i>You can do it!</i>

Let's go!


biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 01, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Averages for 7.24-7.30
Calories: 2750; Burned: 3075; 14% Activities; Deficit: 325;
Water (avg): >103 oz
Fat grams: 117; Fiber: 30

Calories: 2742; Burned: 2875; 7% Activities; Deficit: 133;
Water: >110 oz
Fat grams: 99; Fiber: 45
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not. --Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're having a good food day. Here's my activity rundown for the last few days. Yesterday I did my 1 min Jog/1 min Walk for 11 times--sort of lost count, was supposed to be only 10 and given the heat--I really didn't need that last minute. Tuesday I did 64 min on the NordicTrack with 32 min at level one. Mowed for about 1.5 hours. Funny, but the jog/walk doesn't count for as many calories, but it took much more out of me--oh well. I bought 4 Chunky bars for a dollar at Walgreen's--put them in the candy dish and have only partaken (haha) of one of them so far. Hear ye, Hear ye, I also partook of a triple-sized Baby Ruth over the weekend--it wasn't that good. I want more "oh my choc chip cookies" if you want to know the truth. But I'm not baking anytime soon;-)

Comic Relief: A Woman Can't Find Her Scale

On Monday I did my Circuit Aerobic Workout with 40 min of weights and 400 (80x5) abs. I don't know what they're called, but it's when you touch your elbows alternately to your knees (knees bent and hands behind your neck). I've worked up from about 20 at a time several weeks ago. On Sunday I did the Jog/Walk for 10 times (1 min).

That's about the size of it--hope you're all staying cool!

kyrin on 08/01/2002:
Hi, Biscotti!

You're really gettin' it with your workouts. Now...how about those fat grams? ...and 2700 calories? What are you eating? It must be yummy! LOL

But, seriously...Come on, Biscotti. I wouldn't be your friend if I didn't call you on this intake of yours lately. I thought the plan was for around 1800 calories a day. Did you start a new plan and forget to share the news? You mean I can eat like a storm trooper and still lose weight? All right! Share the secret...



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 30, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Sunday 7.28
Water: >130 oz

Monday 7.29
Water: >110 oz
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them. --Phyllis Bottome

Happy Tuesday!

I did my Jog/Walk on Sunday--it was 1 min Jog then 1 min Walk 10 times for a total of about 25 min. I started out thinking this is too easy! By the time I got to the 10th Jog--I had a deeper appreciation for my body--hahaha--thanks body!

Yesterday I did my Circuit Aerobic Workout on the Airdyne for about 20 min with about 40 min of weights and abs. I'm very pleased with my stepped up intensity.

Food Sucked--I'm renaming FitDay to PitDay! I'll get some numbers in here soon. I have noticed that I've been less "hungry" lately. I put hungry in quotes because it's not really hunger 90% of the time--it's just a compulsion to eat something. I'm down .5 inch in both my Rt leg and my hips. I only measure the right leg. I'm up in other measures. And on the little CoolTool bodyfat thing, I'm down from 31.2% to 29.7%--at least it's down. I don't see it as definitive, but just one more thing to go by.

Hope you're having a good food day!

kyrin on 07/30/2002:
Good goin', Biscotti! Way to go with the workouts and the lost inches. Who says we can't eat cookies and lose inches. LOL Must have been all the fiber and exercise.



inmorning on 07/30/2002:
Way to go on the inches lost you are going great. I think it is cool that you have managed to shrink your stomach.

garlic on 07/30/2002:
I hear ya about being "hungry". If we all only ate when we were hungry . . . that would be joyous!!!!!

inmorning on 07/31/2002:
I'll make a deal with you, I will never mind hearing the cliche's from you because I just look forward to your comments. And for your part of the deal, just stay as sweet as you are.

biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 28, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Ho Hum Food Day
Water: >80 oz

In two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet. --Erma Bombeck

Hi there ya'll!

I just had to correct my fitness test info--it was "Fair" not "Good"--on a scale of "Very Poor"-"Poor"-"Fair"-"Good"-"Excellent"-"Superior"--so I have something to work for. I did a jog/walk today. My plan is to do a jog/walk every third day.

Yesterday I did my NordicTrack for 66 min with 32 min at level 1. See that's not entirely true;-) The 32 min is true, but the way I figure my NordicTrack until I get back down to 162 and beyond is this way: The computer readout thingy on the NordicTrack let's you adjust the "workload," sort of. The weight I have in there is 162. The last time I changed it was about 6 months ago. At that time my minutes and miles were roughly equal, 3.6 miles equaled 36 min on the machine. Now, for instance yesterday, 6.6 miles was equal to 57 min, so when I do fitday I put in 66 min. Then on fitday the calories burned are about 60 (always) below what they are on the NordicTrack. It's all relative. Everything in moderation;-) Anyway, what it shows is that I'm fitter than 6 months ago; going farther in the same amount of time!

So after all this discussion, maybe I should go ahead and change it. No, when I get below 162--I will! Actually I want to get a heart rate monitor. My shoulder/neck is still kinda sore too. Haven't baked anything, but I found a "Poundless Pound Cake" recipe I may try--3 g fat per serving versus 6 of a regular one.

I am starting to feel like I'm breaking through something--feels good; Yeah, real good!

Have a goody, ya'll!

MichelleP on 07/28/2002:

WOW! Okay todays quote I am going to tatoo on my stomach! LOL Okay not really but I loved it!! Actually that really covers how I feel about you... let me explain. You were suprised today that I said you were one of the role models for me. It is very true. I see you as human, I know that makes little if no sense, but everyday you work your program whatever it may be, and everyday you are very honest with us and yourself. I hope what I am saying makes a little sense. It all comes down to I respect you for your humor, your honesty, your will to keep at this, your ups and downs. In many ways that is how I feel. I do tend to hide my feelings for the most part. I am so afraid everyday that I will fall, that I will go back to that fat woman in the pictures on my fridge. You give me hope.

Okay sorry I just wrote you an entire entry! I guess I just needed to say thank you for being you! I am very blessed to have you in my life.

I am done I promise LOL!

Take care and have a wonderful week!

biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 27, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

Chinese Buffet
Water: >20 oz

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Happy Saturday!

Even though yesterday was awful, I got a pretty good night's sleep:-) Still have a little soreness from the fitness test, but so far today I've beaten the hell out of the NordicTrack for a little over an hour--what a great feeling! I thought I was pushing myself physically, but now I know that I wasn't even coming close. Maybe a break in the plateau I've known for so long really is in view.

My weight yesterday morning was 169--yikes! I know it's because of "pizza weight gain" from the day before (and the day before that--ahhh leftovers!). It's back to 165 today.

Guess I'll catch you later!

inmorning on 07/27/2002:
I did some beating on my nordictrack too. You are right, that is a great feeling? Take care of yourself.

biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 26, 2002
(Activities >10%; Fat gms <40; Eat 1400-1800 kCal)
Weight: 164.0

High Calorie, Low Fiber, High Activity . . . film at 11 . . . Haven't done my FitDay, I might or I might not!
Water: >132 oz

If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
--Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld

Yesterday, I did a 12-minute "fitness test" using numbers from an old copy of "The Aerobics Way" by K. Cooper, MD--you know the guy who coined the term AEROBIC(S). It's just walking/jogging/running as far as you can in 12 min--I did .9 mile--which is in the "Good" category for my age group. I was surprised I did so well.

Later on, I did about 38 min on the Airdyne. After I had finished the walk/jog I felt like I needed a change, badly. I have sort of been playing it safe with my exercise and staying in the same zone--this makes me think I really need to pick up the pace. I'm kind of tired of counting calories, etc, although I probably won't just abandon it altogether.

Today my hip is a little sore, so I'm not doing any major activity. I only got about 4 hours sleep and then I had to revisit an environment of great personal nightmare for about 3 hours (it seemed like much longer). I'd like to get into it, but I'm not gonna.

I feel like writing a book--for the first time in my life! But every time I think of this particular chapter of my life, it dredges up so much anger. If I really stay out of denial for more than 6 minutes, I can face up to the fact that I need to deal with it. I can easily become "overcome by events" and ignore the anger. Also this "episode" includes a lawsuit (a worse profanity than the "F word" in my estimation--depending on your side, I suppose), which has been in "judicial orbit" for awhile--it was supposed to have been resolved by now and I was going to be able to "move on"--every day I'm trying to face up to the fact that I MUST move on despite events. It may be the biggest challenge of MY short life--but well worth it.

Isn't the definition of insanity (Einstein's, I think) the repeating of one's mistakes?

Anyway, I don't do "true and deep personal rambling" very well on here--it's good to get a little out--hope I haven't bored, offended, or disillusioned any of ya'll. I usually try to stick to the subject . . . not so much today;-)

Have a good evening/morning, and I'll see you later!

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