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biscottibody59 - Saturday Mar 05, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.5

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

For my activity yesterday: NordicTrack 12 min/1.1 mi; Walk abt 10 min

I took it easy a bit on Friday. Now that I'm in a groove for the exercise, it's time to pay more attention to everything else.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.3::*****::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.6::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

56 oz Water * 4.5 hrs Sleep

biscottibody59 - Friday Mar 04, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.5

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

Courage and perseverance have a magic talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. --John Quincy Adams

For my activity: NordicTrack 23 min/2.3 mi; Walk 32 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (7 min)

I'm at 10 military and 15 sissy pushups at the moment. I was going over old entries and how many I was doing once upon a time--9.18.2009. I weighed 164.5 at that time, and I was doing 26 military and 40 sissy. That was right before the sh*t hit the fan with my health. Kinda puts things into perspective. The momentum of four good workouts in a row feels good.

Nature and biology and time have all worked against me, not to mention my own head. I'm bound and determined to push back with as much force as it takes. Crappy health takes its toll and there's always the chance I'll fall off the wagon with my wt trng. Just not now. Today I feel very lucky.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.3::*****::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::3.6::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

84 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

legcramps on 03/04/2011:
Has nothing to do with luck - you're one determined woman! Keep it up :)

haha back at you regarding me giving up breadlike substances... I really have no limit as to what type of food i'll put in my mouth and I have no capacity to understand what exactly everything is made of. Put it in front of me. That's all it takes.

Have a good weekend!

moogy on 03/04/2011:
You can only ever do the very best you can, working with the circumstances that present themselves at any given time. At this time it would appear that you can do a lot, so you go for it and push back. Nature and biology are winning with me at the moment but only until I find out what is wrong with me, until then I plan on staying safe!! I hope you stay lucky:)

Umpqua on 03/04/2011:
I can only manage 2 military, I'm all about the sissy ones. The plank position in yoga is helping with that though, it's pretty much a reverse pushup, or push down if you will. Have a good one!

V on 03/04/2011:
You just keep at it and I admire your perseverance, it motivates me to strive to be the healthiest I can be :) Have a good evening :)

V on 03/04/2011:
Need more advice, this time with workout shoes :)

starfish on 03/05/2011:
Hi there :-) About my sleep problems, I think I'm just a very anxious person. My mind just whirls and whirls all night long. I'm easily stressed, and even if it happens that I don't have much to stress about (which isn't often) my mind seems to search for something to worry about because it's used to it. I don't think it's sleep apnea because I just don't fall asleep at all. I resisted taking medication for my insomnia for YEARS and the lack of sleep started messing with me mentally and emotionally. I am so thankful for ambien! But I do worry about needing it for the rest of my life and wish there were some other way I could sleep.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2011:
ha, I would LOVE to see pictures of the One and Only Biscottibody! your welcome for the coconut water info. it's good and light. great for you.

my hair actually turned out pretty well. I dont even really need a brush when i blow dry it. All I need to do is use my hands and fingers to move my hair around when i'm blowdrying it. very easy and fast. it needs a little touch up, but it only takes about 10-15 minutes to do my hair now, when i blow dry it after it's been air drying. so, i am thankful for that. we'll see how many months it lasts! :-)

geevee on 03/05/2011:
I have absolutely no upper body strength and can't do even one military push up, so in my book you're doing great!

mylilsista on 03/05/2011:
Wow...I am in awe that you can do any pushups; like geevee, I have no upper body strength. I think you're doing great! I remember our making entries in one another's diaries through the years. You have made great progress and are more disciplined than I have been about the exercise. Good job!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Mar 03, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.5

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

For my activity: NordicTrack 23 min/2.3 mi; Walk 40 min 

Writing down and counting cals, etc as of yesterday--whoopdidoo! (Not my favorite thing in the world.)

Here's a handy body fat calculator: Health Central Cool Tools Home Body Fat Test
There are others out there, I've used this one myself. I currently use an Omron handheld.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.3::*****::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

84 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep 

Umpqua on 03/03/2011:
Thanks for posting the calculator, very helpful. Have a good one!

V on 03/03/2011:
You Know I stopped at 3 stores I just Knew would have tape measures, and NADA?? Well it didn't occur to me til I arrived home that the best place would have been at the Fabric Store a few blocks from me, so DUHHH, LOl I prob won't get a chance to stop there til Sunday but I will shoot the results to you..I thought the other site's numbers were iffy because they didn't ask for all of those measurements....Things that make you go hummmm! LOl Have a good one and thanks as always for your insight and advice :) You ROCK!!

V on 03/03/2011:
Yes I drink the orange,cola and the ginger ale flavor...I seriously thought the same in re of the low amount of caffiene...My friend who is an avid Monster Energy Drinker forgot to bring his and I gave him a Celsius and he said he felt like he was on a rocket to the moon! LOl I don't feel the same effects(why is that) Lol...I guess I am going to wean myself from drinking that in the evening as well :( LOl Thanks a million

biscottibody59 - Wednesday Mar 02, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 155.5

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.5 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

For my activity:
Mon: Airdyne 15 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (14 min/1.3 mi); Walk 10 min
Tues: NordicTrack 35 min/3.5 mi; Walk 45 min

I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in yesterday. All measurements are the same--up a bit for my bust--but I'm down a half-inch for waist and almost a half-inch for abdomen. Not too shabby one week into my latest attempt at re-doing myself. Just have to keep focused. Calorie counting, etc begins today.

The squats were much improved.

I calculated that I'm carrying about 53# of fat based on my BF percentage. I have an old set of Encyclopedia Brittanica. Out of curiosity I wondered how many (about) would make up 100#--it would be about 30 of them. It's nice to have a visual--I should be at 100# of lean body weight fairly soon:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.3::*****::2.21::2.25::2.28::3.3::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Mon: 84 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Tues: 56 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep 

Umpqua on 03/02/2011:
Great news on your body fat calculations and measurements. I haven't done that, I really need to figure mine out. Have a good one!

legcramps on 03/02/2011:
Good job on the loss!

KathyBlue on 03/02/2011:
So, how are you today, Hottie Teenager? :o)

geevee on 03/02/2011:
Nope. The salad didn't pass muster. Maybe today. A salad is such a good choice - filling and lo-cal. I have to be in the mood, though.

moogy on 03/02/2011:
Good work biscotti, that is good going. It would appear that your plans are working. Thank you for your extensive comments, I appreciate the concern and effort. My family doctor will give me a letter and refer me to the neurologist I saw a year ago. They always take into consideration the drugs I take. My current regime has been the same for seven years and works really well for me. I don't take any other drugs for the seizures yet! but I am sure that I will be looked after very well.

V on 03/02/2011:
Okay you know I am going to ask...What formula did they give you to come up with that number??Mind sharing it? According to the current workout regime out of the 134 lbs, 99 of it is lean? Don't get me wrong I am pretty stoked but there is alot of info out there so which one to chose??LOl Have a good one girl

V on 03/02/2011:
My image of owls have been destroyed slightly,LOL ;)

V on 03/03/2011:
Thanks for the info!! Your link is alot more thorough, I am going to get a tape measure after work and send you the results :) You are not far from the 20's so onward!! LOL Have a good one ;)

biscottibody59 - Monday Feb 28, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

For yesterday's activity: NordicTrack 24 min/2.6 mi; Walk 31 min; Bike Ride 15 min/2.3 mi

I want to thank all who read me for your support--it makes all the difference in the world.

I didn't get enough sleep, but I feel rested for now. I might be able to get to to bed extra early tonight. I guess we'll see.

Judging from the photos I took yesterday and some of my clothing, I am progressing. Feels good! One of my progress pics is me wearing an old (late 1980s) pair of pants--they have pleats:-) It's not the age that matters, it's the validation that the things I'm doing are working. Feels good.

More importantly I feel better physically and mentally than I have in about 2 years. I'm peeling away layers of anxiety and doubt a little every day--those many layers stem mainly from my previously mentioned heart blocks/arrhythmias. That's the summary version--I could go on and on very boringly I'm afraid:-) If you are interested and want to read the whole ordeal in detail, you can go to my entries from April of 2010.

The feeling that I may be building a healthy foundation for the rest of my 50s and (I hope) my 60s is worth every second of time I've spent pushing myself in my workouts (especially with the NTrack) starting at the end of December. I went into this not knowing how it would go. For the amount of effort paid, the dividend is mammoth. So far, so good!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.3::*****::2.21::2.25::2.28::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

56 oz Water * 4.5 hrs Sleep

Umpqua on 02/28/2011:
I'm so glad you are feeling good and noticing changes, that's so important. You sound really optimistic and happy, I hope you have an excellent week!

geevee on 02/28/2011:
I'm a great fan of keeping old clothes I've outgrown, KNOWING I'll get back into them 'some day' and on a few occasions, that day did come. I just loved putting on the old tacky out of style clothes, some of which were really threadbare, just to be able to say "I did it!" And you did too! Congratulations!

liza36 on 02/28/2011:
This is a fantastic entry! I love that you are reaping huge benefits from your hard work, that you feel the best you have in a long time.

It's good you are using photos as another way of validating the great changes. I have resisted taking pictures or pulling old pictures out. It's just too depressing at the moment.

Have a great day. I'm pretty proud of you and all your efforts.

moogy on 02/28/2011:
It is so lovely to read that you are feeling good about yourself. You really have made huge leaps into becoming the healthy strong woman you want to be. Your positive energy is leaping of the page. You keep going, I know our bodies are fighting us back a bit at this stage of proceedings however, we can still make a big difference to our fitness and endurance. I am really proud of you and your determination:)

V on 02/28/2011:
:) You will prevail!!

Runforfun on 02/28/2011:
You are almost to your goal! You are doing so good :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2011:
do WE get to see the photos!? haha...

you are close to your goal, might as well make it happen this year!

coconut WATER, not coconut milk, is like Nature's Sports Drink. you should try it. it's light, low in calories. they even sell cheap, and just as good, versions distributed by GOYA foods...no sugar added and sweetened versions. both natural. 80 or i think 120 calories per can. not bad for a sports drink and natural.

Maria7 on 03/01/2011:
That is so wonderful that you are feeling better than you have in a long time. Hope you are having a good day today and congrats on holding on to where you are. :-D

legcramps on 03/01/2011:
This is an awesome entry today! So glad you are feeling good and determined to keep it up.

biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 27, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance. --George Bernard Shaw

For yesterday's activity: NordicTrack 22 min/2.3 mi; Walk 55 min

I had a bit of a twinge in my knee and upper calf when I got up this morning, but I got on the NTrack and had no other pain, so I got that out of the way.

Today I get to take a progress picture of my six pack--rolls of fat on my back torso, aka, my back fat six pack! I would say, "Hahahaha," but it is so not funny. And it shall be history if I can help it. There are three distinct rolls on each side, while wearing a sportsbra, believe it or not!

Bike ride's on the agenda again--will do it if it doesn't rain. Didn't ride yesterday--had a bit of an adventure getting a stray dog back to its owner.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.3::*****::2.21::2.25::2.28::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

112 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

shadetree on 02/27/2011:
I have to admit I laughed - not at you, because the back fat is a fmailiar thing. Just the 6 pack portion - next time my son tells me he's working on his six pack I KNOW I'm gonna laugh at him!

Hope you get your bike ride in. I'm gonna go teach that skeleton to dance!

moogy on 02/27/2011:
I am always suprised that each person is so different. My back is quite flat until it reaches my waist and takes a bit of a horizontal and then curved shape. I do find it hard to believe that unless you are squashing yourself down there are three rolls - you are not that big, I think they must be little rolls that you are squashing into existence. I hope so anyway! Hope you can avoid stray dogs today!!:)

Umpqua on 02/27/2011:
I have a total muffin top with the sports bra on. That's the area I'm really focusing on now, but I'm beginning to wonder if the skin will ever bounce back after pregnancies and many years of being overweight. You're doing so great with the exercise!

V on 02/27/2011:
LOL!!! I love the quote!!! I can also relate to how you are feeling about your rolls...And wait a minute??? 150??? WOWSERS CONGRATS!!! You just thought you would wait to see who would notice???? LOL ANyway, back to what I was saying about your rolls,I am sure that at 150 lbs they couldn't be as bad as you think...I was just saying on our fb page that I have a little excess skin, from stretching my body out of proportions with all that weight I carried around and it doesn't seem to want to leave :( I am hoping that Turbo Fire can help get rid of it :)

V on 02/27/2011:
:( I guess I celebrated too early?? Sorry, I am keeping the previous post up as a pre 150 celebration, seeing as though you Will get there ;)

biscottibody59 - Saturday Feb 26, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. --Catherine Aird

For my activity:
Thur: NordicTrack 23 min/2.5 mi; Walk 32 min
Fri: Airdyne 21 min; Walk 40 min; Circ Aer Wkt using NordicTrack (18 min/1.7 mi)

I finished my second wt trng session for the month and the week for that matter. For me, a small mountain climbed;-) I discovered something disturbing though--my quads are in awful shape. I am having trouble doing squats, which was NEVER the case. I think it's mostly a reflection of the fact that I haven't been jogging/running for any significant amount of time for nearly 3 years. Jogging kept my quads and, to a larger extent, my core muscles in better shape. And of course I was doing my wt trng (and squats) more regularly than I have of late. It's actually alarming to me. So I will be working on that--shouldn't be too big of a deal. It's a good thing muscle is forgiving:-)

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::2.3::*****::2.21::2.25::2.28::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

Thur: 84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Fri: 90 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep

shadetree on 02/26/2011:
Good morning Biscotti! Love today's quote! I think I'm going to steal it and pass it along to my son! Hope you have a great weekend!

legcramps on 02/26/2011:
Morning! Love the quote - i'm totally a horrible warning lately!! Have a great Saturday!

KathyBlue on 02/26/2011:
The quote is very good indeed! Jogging... never did such thing. Sometimes I feel like running but... never actually do it. I should!

hollybelle on 02/26/2011:
When you say her daughter found her in the tub and she never posted again....wonder if she was ok, what was she doing in the tub? I def plan to keep posting!

moogy on 02/26/2011:
Muscles are forgiving, my daughter and I both bounce down into squats at the drop of a hat. I did it a couple weeks ago and she said 'good for you mom, there aren't many women your age who could do that', I was surprised. Is that true? women is their fifties can just squat for extended periods. I guess I have always been flexible - which is all part of fitness isn't it?

Umpqua on 02/26/2011:
I know I'm thankful muscles are forgiving. I've been in and out of shape so many times in my adult life. Oh and coffee IS sacred to me :) I cut way back during my pregnancies (and cut back to 2 cups of coffee in the morning years ago when I first lost weight) but I'm not cutting back anymore for Dr. Atkins, no way!

biscottibody59 - Thursday Feb 24, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

For my activity:
Tues: NordicTrack 24 min/2.4 mi; Walk 41 min
Wed: NordicTrack 33 min/3.5 mi; Walk 35 min

Wt trng later I hope. Pretty sure I'll start counting calories next week--I got so hungry last night. I didn't overeat, but probably didn't manage my food/calories too terribly well. The spike in appetite was completely unexpected.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::12.20::**************::2.3::*****::2.21::2.25::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk, Circuit Workout

Tues & Wed: 84 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep

Umpqua on 02/25/2011:
That short rib link you sent me looks wonderful, I will be trying those soon! You've been exercising more, so that could have brought on the hunger. I'm sure you will figure out a good eating formula to ensure you're getting enough calories to burn off. Have a good one!

legcramps on 02/25/2011:
there are days like this my momma said...

moogy on 02/25/2011:
Yes calorie counting will be good, it may identify an area where those suckers are holding you back. Greak exercise, as usual!!

biscottibody59 - Tuesday Feb 22, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1; 34.0%::2.22
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease. --Terri Guillemets

For my activity:
Sun: NordicTrack 36 min/3.5 mi; Walk 45 min
Mon: NordicTrack 35 min/3.9 mi; Walk 42 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (8 min)

For my weigh-in, I'm the same. I checked my BF (34.0%) and took all my usual measurements--not sure when I took them last--probably around September. I hope to get to about 30% BF for a first goal.

I did my full wt trng session yesterday--feels good to get through it with no stumbling--the mental kind, not actually falling down:-) And I have a checkpoint where I sometimes note the time during my walk and yesterday I seemed to have been on fire--I was actually 2 min faster than usual.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::12.20::**************::2.3::*****::2.21::2.24::

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

Sun: 112 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 84 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

moogy on 02/22/2011:
Well, good for you lady! Good to see that you are really going for your goal. I love the quote, it has taken me way too long to figure out that I don't need to wait for tomorrow, in fact I don't need to wait for the next meal. Change is in the moment!!!! Hey, I like that as well!! LOL

nemogirl on 02/23/2011:
Those stats look pretty good. Keep track of your progress is a good way to succeed - like these diaries!

KathyBlue on 02/23/2011:
Tomorrow is disease, I love it!!! Well said, very strong but true. I didn't know you were 51. You have the style and activity of a girl in her twenties, compliment! :)

V on 02/23/2011:
Hi!!!You are not far away from 30 bf, I know you can do it :)

legcramps on 02/23/2011:
Wow, crazy exerciser!!! That's awesome :)

geevee on 02/23/2011:
Good quote!

Umpqua on 02/23/2011:
Korean BBQ sounds so wonderful! We don't have one near us, and I'm always wary of eating out when doing low-carb, especially if they use any sauces. I'll reserve that treat for when I'm not low carbing I think! Your exercise is great, have a good one.

V on 02/23/2011:
I hope all is well with you too! :) Have a good evening!

waydesmommy on 02/24/2011:

liza36 on 02/24/2011:
I love your quote. I should post that where I can see it. I have a case of the "tomorrows". Thanks for your continued support. It helps to have people who believe in you, so thank you!

So glad to hear that mentally you feel good and got through your wt training. That's so important. Have another great day.

nita51 on 02/24/2011:
Thanks for your comment. It was greatly appreciated. Awesome quote. You are doing fantastic with your dailey workouts. Have a wonderful day. :) :) :)

moogy on 02/24/2011:
I was thinking of you when my energy hit in the middle of the morning and thought to myself ' self, you have the energy, don't wait until tomorrow, get on that treadmill now!!!' Change is in the moment!!! Thanks biscotti!

moogy on 02/24/2011:
I think that you might just be under estimating the effect that you have on this group. While I don't necessarily agree with all the things that you say I certainly have a good think about them. Plus, you have given me some good ideas and absolutely some good incentive. I think you are a wonderful researcher and general seeker of knowledge about all things healthy. We would be less than we are without you!!

V on 02/24/2011:
I disagree with what you said to Moogy! I feel that you bring a wealth of knowledge and yes there are people hear who listen girl! ;) Just my two cents worth :) Have a good one

biscottibody59 - Sunday Feb 20, 2011
(Something Challenging And New)
Weight: 156.0

Body Fat: 34.2%::1.1
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.6 (25.8 @145.5#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (129#)

An angel has no memory. --Terry Southern 

For my activity:
Fri: Walk 41 min
Sat: NordicTrack 23 min/2.3 mi; Walk 36 min

I took some sobering pictures of myself. Didn't expect this to have much of an effect on me, but it did. I took similar ones years ago, but not with the immediacy of digital pics. I'm going to give myself a good 2 months to change myself to some extent. I'm going to take pics every Sunday night. I don't know if I'll put them up at the end.

The plan is to do the McDougall/Esselstyn plant-based way of eating with the addition of the equivalent of 4-5 oz of lean protein (other than beans) at least once a day for at least a little while.

I want to take advantage of this touch of increased endurance that I've worked on since January (it seems much longer). I have a teensy twinge of confidence that I'm hoping will grow into a massive HOT NERVE--haha--of that same confidence;-) Why not--there's no time like the present--and it costs nothing even if I fall flat on my face!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::12.20::**************::2.3::*****::2.21

Plan for today: NTrack, Walk

84 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

moogy on 02/20/2011:
I have every confidence in you and that you will acheive the results you desire. You are very focused and determined. You go for your goals girl!! I am behind you all the way:)

KathyBlue on 02/21/2011:
I love the quote. :) What are your plans to change yourself? You're doing so much exercise, what's the next step?

loveray on 02/21/2011:
you are almost to your low weight!! thats a really big accomplishment. i hope you get all you want and more!

selina on 02/21/2011:
Pictures are so sobering - they make me feel humble...sad at times, but I try not to be judgemental...

What's the 4-5 oz lean protein you are going to add to your diet, if I may ask? I haven't had red meat (actually, no meats except for fish) for 2 weeks and I like that. My body seems to like that a lot.

Your entry feels loaded with positve energy! Stay well!

V on 02/21/2011:
You got that right! I know you will give it your all :) Pics can be brutal sometimes, but it can also serve as a great mirror ;) SHow em what you got Biscotti!

Umpqua on 02/21/2011:
Pictures have always been a huge motivator to me. I like your adjusted Esselstyn plan, sounds good. I'm looking forward to reading about your journey!

moogy on 02/21/2011:
You will have to try your ALDI, if it works anything like it does here you can save a fortune. The products are excellent as well. I will take dark and cloudy with anything, wind, rain, cold, I guess I am happier in the winter than summer for sure, although winter's in Sydney are mostly sunny and cool with little rain. We are suppose to get most of our rain in summer. It is a good plan that sometimes works!!!! LOL

liza36 on 02/22/2011:
Pictures will definitely do it. I like your plan and enthusiam to go for it.

maria7 on 02/22/2011:
You sound very determined and with the pictures, that will be an added incentive. Hope you are having a nice day. :-)

nita51 on 02/22/2011:
Opps! Sorry about the mix up. Please excuse my senior moment. :) Your McDougall's plan sounds promising, I wish you much success. Take care and thanks for your great comments. :)

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