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biscottibody59 - Thursday May 30, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 137
Calories: 1750; Burned: 3062; 13% Activities; Deficit: 1312

Not only is life a ****, but it is always having puppies.
--Adrienne Gusoff

Hi there DD people!

The brownies are gone! I had a so-so diet day . . . drank >100 oz water. I did 46 min on the NordicTrack and some leg lifts (60) and pushups (25). Gotta go to beddy bye!

Have a good food choice and portion control day!

momof4 on 05/30/2002:
I like your quote! It seems to fit right now!!!! Good job on the exercise!! Take care and have a good day!


CharlieAngel on 05/30/2002:
You totally crack me up sometimes.....loved the quote! I am going to have to cross stich a sampler with that on it! You are so awesome with your exercise! You are my exercise hero!!!! Have a great day! Charlotte


SoccerMom on 05/30/2002:
LOOOOVE your quote for the day!! Geez, some days are like that.

Glad to hear the brownies are gone...now let's get back to good foods.

Have a great weekend.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 29, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 136
Calories: 2931; Burned: 3031; 12% Activities; Deficit: 100

Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
--Buckminster Fuller

Happy Wednesday!

I ate 2 out of 3 meals on-diet and I stopped counting brownies at 6;-) (Brownies that is, not 6 p.m.) I drank >80 oz water and did 42 min on the NordicTrack. I'm usually not a fool for brownies or any other sweets--except when the combination of stress and lack of "good" snacks are in effect. Other than that I'm doing just great:-)

Have a great afternoon!

~Rebecca330~ on 05/29/2002:
wow, i love that quote, its great. i appreciated ur positive attitude ;) haha. all the diarists on here are a constant motivation. great job with ur eating healthy, on ur way to a healthier lifestyle each day. keep up the good work and have a great week. peace love and truckloads of prayer becky


MichelleP on 05/29/2002:
Hi,

Stress is a bad thing mixed with brownies or not! Glad to hear you are doing great! Thats what really counts not just the calories!! Take care!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 28, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 135
Calories: 1981; Burned: 2721; 1% Activities; Deficit: 740

There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
--Lewis Carroll

Hidy Ho!

I was over my goal calories, but I'm right back to it today! Did my NordicTrack before breakfast. Once I get my socks and shoes on, I'm okay--I know I'll do something exercise-wise!

As for yesterday, water intake was nil and I succumbed to the brownies. So I holidayed foodwise. I was thinking back to a year ago and the one thing I know for sure--my cardiovascular capacity has improved pretty quickly and it hasn't been all that difficult to maintain a certain level. I'm basing this on feeling (not a formal stress test or anything). It's time to work back up to the lower resting pulse I noticed back in the summer/fall of 2001--it had gotten down to 58 on a consistent basis. I still feel good, but I would like to have some "wiggle room" for my fitness level--is that possible? Consistency and staying healthy so that I can keep up a certain level are keys for me.

Have a good exercise day . . . see you all later!


biscottibody59 - Monday May 27, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 134
Calories: 2262; Burned: 2704; 0% Activities; Deficit: 442

A man's house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential--there was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost. It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster. --Mark Twain

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a better food choice day than I did. It was okay except for a whole lot of brownies--four--that took my calorie count right over the edge. Oh well. The recipe for the popcorn is below.

I only drank about 20 oz water and didn't do any exercise. Some of ya'll are really doing a wonderful job with your exercise consistency. I gotta get on the stick--I know I'm capable! See ya' later buddies!

Here's a link to the popcorn recipe, Plain Brown Popper. I make it about the same except I don't use jalapeno seasoning and I don't care for the strong taste of regular olive oil. I've tried using garlic salt and I didn't really care for it. Here's how I make it:

1/4 cup popcorn
2 teaspoons extra light olive oil
1/4 teaspoon popcorn salt

Paper lunch bag
Stapler

Toss the popcorn with the olive oil and salt in the lunch bag. Fold the top of the bag over and staple* the bag twice to close. Place the bag in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 to 4 minutes, listening closely until there are about 5 seconds between pops.

*I know--you're not supposed to put metal in the microwave and I was skeptical--but I have a teeny tiny microwave and I've never had a problem with the staples sparking.

Also, alot of the oil ends up in the plate of the microwave--but that's a good thing, that means it's not in the popcorn--hahaha!

MichelleP on 05/27/2002:
Hi,

Thank you so much for the popcorn idea!! I was reading it and wondering about the staples LOL! I think I will give it a try with some of my I cant believe its not butter spay , there is no fat and no cal in it! I love popcorn! As always loved your quote for today!!

Take care and have a wonderful week!


garlic on 05/28/2002:
The book I mentioned the other day was called Take it Off, Keep it Off, anonoymous author, written by someone in the fellowship of Overeaters Anonoymous.



biscottibody59 - Sunday May 26, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 133
Calories: 1686; Burned: 2748; 4% Activities; Deficit: 1062

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment. --Author Unknown

Hi Everyone!

I had a good food day--I did portion control! Woo-hoo! Did the diet for two meals and then I had half of a BLT for supper (including mayo). The calories are at the upper limit of my goal, but I think I'm finally "getting it" without feeling deprived, at least for one day;-) At least I know what it feels like.

Plus there just isn't alot of junk that I'm interested in eating around here. I tried to eat a graham cracker--yukko! I would have made popcorn except that I don't have any lunch bags to make it the way I like it. My activities consisted of housework and I drank >40 oz water (not enough, but it's better than -0-).

Need to get on the stick and hit the grocery store--see ya' later!

fatty2 on 05/26/2002:
Sounds good! How do you make popcorn in a lunch sack? MMMM BLT, I love those! Use the fat free mayo. It is not the best, But it works! I wish they made fat free bacon! I know, it WOULD NOT be the same!


garlic on 05/26/2002:
I'm curious to know how you make popcorn in a lunch bag!!!!



biscottibody59 - Saturday May 25, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 132
Calories: 1781; Burned: 2738; 2% Activities; Deficit: 957

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.
--Claude Pepper, U.S. Congressman

Happy Saturday!

I had a good day calorie-wise, but I really didn't do my diet. I walked 20 min and drank >60 oz water. I ate several of the scones I had made, but not much else except some homemade black bean soup. I could probably live off of scones, that's what I learned;-)

I also had a mini-revelation about self-hate (for lack of a better concept). My kitchen was such a disaster area and I started cleaning it a couple days ago--never finished and so it got much worse. So I tackled it earlier and I realized it was truly a symbol of how I feel about myself. I have always been one who would tell you I can look myself in the mirror and say, "I like myself!" I can still do that--but when one's actions, habits, and ways of treating other people do not bear this out, it eventually catches up with the image one has of oneself. I'm sure I've read it and never really applied it to myself as deeply as I should have. As I said this is a small thing I noticed, but it may have rippling consequences for me. I'll keep you posted:-)

I may not stick too closely too my food choices for the long weekend, but I'll still count and get my exercise in. I'll just plan to pick it back up Tuesday.

Have a good weekend!

MichelleP on 05/25/2002:
Hi,

Loved your quote for today! I fall of my bike when I pedal to hard lol!! Have a wonderful 3 day weekend! Take care!


BandMom on 05/25/2002:
Hi! Love your saying for today! Can I ask how you get the % of activities at the top? I know the calories is intake and Bruned is from exerices and deficit is differetence between calories and burned.


prism on 05/25/2002:
Liked your comments about the kitchen, or the state of your house and surroundings, as an indication of how you feel about yourself. I know I have more energy for cleaning and errands after I exercise. It gets me going..



biscottibody59 - Friday May 24, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 131
Calories: 1505; Burned: 3116; 15% Activities; Deficit: 1611

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. --Sophocles

I drank >110 oz water. I did a 20 min walk (about 3 miles per hour). I also got in a workout on the NordicTrack before breakfast of 41 min. Gotta go to bed . . . bye for now!

Have a good day, ya'll!

Butterf;y21373 on 05/24/2002:
You are doing a kick butt job! Keep up the work!


MichelleP on 05/24/2002:
Hi, Way to go on your exercise and water!! You really seem to be back on track!! WAY TO GO!

I like the story in chapter 4 about Karen, how true it is for most of us. We for some reason do get some reward (although I have yet to figure it out) for self sabotage. I am going to do Assignment #6 and see what I come up with , sometime over the weekend.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!



biscottibody59 - Thursday May 23, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 130
Calories: 1265; Burned: 2730; 1% Activities; Deficit: 1465

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and for a longer time at what pains you. --Colette

Hi to you all!

I had a good diet day for the most part--ate Chinese Buffet for supper, but didn't go overboard--drank >80 oz water and did a 15 min walk. Sort of ran out of exercise time and I wanted to start getting it out of the way before breakfast, so onward I go toward better fitness!

This is the end of my 3 days and I must say it got very boring (at least the preparing/cooking part), thus Chinese, but I'm going to go ahead and sign on for 3 more (Thurs Fri Sat). The only thing I may do completely out of the way on one of the days is have some lovely fresh date scones (1 or 2). So far, so good--at least I think so;-)

See ya' all later!

motivatedmissy on 05/23/2002:
Congrats on your progress! I'm impressed by your water intake. How on earth do you do that? ;-)

Nikki


pastagal on 05/23/2002:
MM chinese food sounds yummy,,,something i have not had in awhile,,,,hope you have a great day:}


MichelleP on 05/23/2002:
Hi,

Good luck with your new 3 day program!! Your doing great taking it in small steps!! You will get there before you know it! Chinese sounds yummy! I love it but it always seems to give me headaches... grr LOL!

Take care and have a great night!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 22, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 165.0

Day 129
Calories: 1042; Burned: 2970; 10% Activities; Deficit: 1928

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. --Saul Bellow

Happy Wednesday!

I'm down 2 pounds. Drank >100 oz water and ate on-diet. I did 32 min on the NordicTrack and a 10 min walk. One more day--this little 3-day mind game seems to be working just fine!

Have a good food and exercise day!

Butterf;y21373 on 05/22/2002:
Way to go!!! Keep up the great work!


pastagal on 05/22/2002:
Congrats on your two lb loss,that is terrific,,keep it up and have a wonderful day:}}



biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 21, 2002
(Activities At Least 10%; Eat 1400-1800 Calories)
Weight: 167.0

Day 128
Calories: 785; Burned: 2780; 4% Activities; Deficit: 1995

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
--Anna Quindlen

Hi Everyone!

As the day wore on, I became more and more nauseated (very mild--must have been something I ate yesterday) until afternoon. I'm still burping a little more than I'd care to. So for exercise I'm counting the shopping trip for 45 min. Just didn't feel like doing anything else and that was a stretch. Drank >80 oz water.

I ate very well despite the low calorie count--too low for a "normal" day! I missed one fruit, had no salad at supper and had no snacks. I don't feel deprived. The thing this plan is great for is using your jaw muscles--it's very difficult to feel truly deprived. At least for today!

Have a good food choice day!


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