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CindyLouWho - Tuesday Jan 09, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.6

Ok, I broke the rule and weighed myself this morning. 150.6 That sounds a lot better and makes me much happier. :)

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 40.6 lbs to go!

WorkingIt2 on 01/09/2007:
LOL Congrats!

Moody on 01/09/2007:
Yay!!! Congratulations for you loss!!! Keep it up!

chubbyknees on 01/10/2007:
I think breaking weigh in rules is definitely allowed! Yesterday I drank tons of water & the scale said I weighed 3 pounds MORE than when I started. This morning it was right back to where it was. No pounds lost is better than 3 pounds gained! Congrats on your 3 pound loss!

sweetpea1977 on 01/11/2007:

CindyLouWho - Monday Jan 08, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.0

Well, I hated to do it but I had to post I weighed 152 cause that is what I weighed this morning. Monday's are my weigh in day. So it's a pound and half less than I was when I started. But up a pound from what I weighed 4 days ago. I don't know why cause I am cutting back for sure. It's upsetting because I usually lose 6 pounds the first week I am on a diet, sometimes even 7. After that it's slower. However, the last few times I have tried to diet it's been slow to come off. I think I ruined myself with the Atkins diet or something. Maybe it's going to take awhile for my body to kick start itself back into fat burning mode. I am trying not to think about it. This time I am really going to try to go the full week without weighing. That will be my small goal for this week.

I didnt post yesterday and I can't find the sheet I had my food written down on. I am not going to attempt to rack my brain but I know I had 27 points.

Today I start my points all over again. Which also gives me my flex points all over again too. WOO HOO!

1 slice of turkey bacon = 1 point, 1 slice of white wheat bread = 1 point, bottle of reduced sugar Sunny D = 1 point, 13 Cashews = 4 points, burrito = 6 points, banana = 2 points, yogurt = 1 point, half a biscuit = 2 points, 8 cashews = 2 points, chicken luncheon meat= 2 points, 2 slices of white wheat bread = 2 points. If I added it up right it's 24 points.

I am a tad bit hungry right now but I just had those 8 cashews which I think will tide me over until morning. I love nuts as a snack, but they use up a lot of point. Supposedly they are good for you. Today was a run here and run everywhere day so I didn't have a very good dinner.

I am off of work for the next two days. YAY!!

I took my youngest shopping for clothes tonight because she is growing out of EVERYTHING. She is going to be so tall. I am very short but her Dad is 6'2" and even the women on his side of the family are all tall. I just bought her clothes a couple of months ago and already they are all too small. I thought I bought them big enough to last her but I was wrong! So, she has some clothes again. She popped the button off her pants today at school. Then there are only two other pairs of pants she could wear and one pair was starting to get too small. We went to Old Navy. When they have a sale they have a good sale! She is six years old and I had to buy her size eights. It's just different for me because my older two are small people. They are 1/4th Japanese (Their Dad is half)and my side of the family is short and I am very short, not quite 5' tall. My 14 year old is now taller than me by about an inch. I think she is going to at least make it to 5'2" before she stops. My son is little bitty. To give you an idea....my son is 12 years old and now weighs 69 pounds. My youngest that is 6 years old weighs 66 pounds. My son is about half a head taller than my six year old. Once again...he is 12! He has actually hit a growth spurt here recently. The doctor said he will make it to 5'4" most likely. I was having a hard time believing he was going even make it to that but since he started growing recently, maybe the doctor is right! My youngest girl is supposed to be 5'10". My older two I could keep in clothes forever it seemed. My son could wear the same clothes two years in a row (if they lasted that long). No way can my six year old do that. I have decided I should not be buying her anything very expensive because she grows out of it so fast. She has stuff that hardly looks worn because she grew out of it too fast. I don't know why I am rambling on about how tall my kids are. I just think it's neat she will be tall since I am not tall.

I have been way too lax on the working out. Once again I worked through my lunch and I did not get home till 9:30 this evening. However, my step son and I did carry a big entertainment center up two flights of steps and it was quite a work out by itself. I am going to be sore tomorrow I bet.

Goodnight all!

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

CindyLouWho - Saturday Jan 06, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 151.0

I almost didnt post tonight. I have a headache from hell and I am not sure why. It feels like sinuses. Plus it's past my bed time and I am tired. lol Me and sleep go hand in hand. :) Well, I didnt get my exercise today either. I kind of had a stressful day. First I almost messed something up at work that was really important which would have messed up the billing for the entire Great Lakes area. Nice (sarcasm). However, once I called my big boss and talked to him about it he made me realize it wasnt my fault and it was the corporate offices fault. I had a small part in the ordeal but ultimately I was not the one who told them to do what they did. That had me on edge for the rest of the day. Then I had a final due today. I go to school also. Well, I did this final a few weeks ago. It's a paper we have to turn in. My Dad burned it to CD for me. It was due today. I could not find it! I thought I was going to have to redo the entire thing. Finally, tonight I found it in the trash can in my parents office. LOL! There was nothing written on it and my Dad had thrown away a bunch of old disks. Thankfully, I got it all sent out. It had to be in by midnight tonight. That took a good part of my evening to get squared away though. Then I am having a house built and construction starts on the 15th of this month. I am very excited about it and the kids and I went around and wandered around the lot and basically did a lot of day dreaming about what it's all going to be like a month from now. Excitement!!!

I got all my complaining out of the way first this time. Well, almost.....I did not do so well on points today!! It started off very well. Then I went over to my Mother's for dinner and she had made Pot Pies *sigh*. I was stuck between starving and not making her feel bad that she made me something and I was going to refuse it. The pot pie won out. Had I been home I would have picked something that was less in calories.

Turkey bacon 1 slice = 1 point, 1 slice white wheat bread = 1 point, Reduced sugar Sunny D = 1 point, Weight Watchers smoothie = 1 point, Lean Gourmet frozen meal = 4 points Corn = 2 points, Baked lays = 4 points, Peaches with Splenda = 1 point, Pot Pie = 12 points, Sourdough roll with butter *gasp* = I am not sure lol. Sugar free jello w/ fat free cool whip = 1 point Total without the roll with butter, which I will do some research on = 29

I got about 30 ounce of water in. 1 diet mountain dew.

I forgot to list heigene yesterday I think, but it was the normal.

Heigene today: Shower, soap was Caress, sonicare toothbrush with crest cinnamon burst, deodorant (The stuff that smells like ice cream lol), proactiv for my face, make up but not a lot since it's the weekend, I put my hair back in a pony tail and I had put gel in it before that to keep the curl from frizzing out. I got to sleep in a little because it's the weekend and the kid's don't have to get ready for school.

Nitey nite to you all!

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/07/2007:
Have a great day, glad your paper worked out!

WorkingIt2 on 01/07/2007:
Your day went from stressful to successful lol. Just curious..why are you tracking hygeine? Not that there is anything wrong with it..just curious is all.

CindyLouWho - Friday Jan 05, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 151.0

I have to figure out another way to list my food points. As Horn of Plenty pointed out, it looked like I put 4 chicken breasts LOL! And I was just looking at it and it looked like I put 11 points for something. The funny thing is I list it and separated, however, once I post it then it all runs together.

So, today was a big eating day for me. I was counting my minutes to lunch time. Remember I wasnt so hungry yesterday? I totally made up for it today.

This is going to be a fairly quick post cause it's way past my bedtime and I am exhausted.

I didnt exercise today. :( I didnt get home till 9:30 though and then I had to put up groceries. I worked through lunch today, as usual.

Turkey Bacon 1 slice = 1point, 1 slice of white wheat bread = 1, Peanut butter crackers= 4 points, Chicken Sandwhich= 10 points (ouch), 13 cashews= 4 points, pumpkin spice coffee (small) 4 points, diced peaches w/splenda = 1 point, Lowfat Bologna and chicken sandwhich = 7 points, Augar free Jello w/ Fat free coolwhip= 1, Total= 34 <----yikes

The good thing is I have flex points to use which I have not gone over. However, I am going to have to be good over the next few days to weigh less. I stepped on the evil scale again this morning and I was down again to the 151 but then tonight (somebody slap me lol) I weighed 154. I just thought "Oh well" cause my clothes are fitting better.

I didnt drink much water today, 24 ounces. I had some cranberry tea which I really liked. I guess that could count as water since it didnt have caffiene in it.

Wow, I am sleepy. Goodnight everyone!

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 01/06/2007:
LOL we always weigh less in the morning BEFORE we fill up the gravity in our bodies with food and beverages. Don't worry! You know, the one thing I DID like about Weight Watchers was that I ONLY weighed once a week at their office and I didn't even have a scale at my house. I swear I would pay money to have a place just to weigh in once a week LOL Yep as long as the tea doesn't have caffeine drink up! Cranberry tea sounds good.

Moody on 01/06/2007:
I will only weigh myself first thing in the morning! Never at the end of the day!! *gasp*

You made some great food choices yesterday!! The cranberry tea does sound good..maybe I'll pick some up.

Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2007:
Thank you sooo much for your comments! and, it was much easier to read your points/food today! Have a lovely day!

CindyLouWho - Thursday Jan 04, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 151.0


1 slice turkey bacon (I love that stuff) = 1 1 slice white wheat bread = 1 reduced sugar sunny D = 1 <---I really like this and the kids do too. hasbrown= 3

13 cashews = 4 chicken breast = 4 Yoplait lowfat smoothie = 1

KFC coleslaw = 4 half a cup cake = 4 <----my splurge but I had the points :)

total = 23

I feel like I am missing something that I ate today. I was hardly hungry today. But they say if you don't eat all your points that you actually will hinder your weight loss. I guess cause the body thinks it's starving. I will probably be super hungry tomorrow.

I stepped on the scale again, well, cause....I have the scaled chained to my foot...but it wasnt too bad...I didnt gain and it was less than yesterday. Not that it matters because I am going by what the scale says on the 8th. If I weight more on the 8th I will post it and if I weigh less I will post it. Hopefully it will be the latter. :)I wish I wouldnt jump on there in between. I might need to take my scale to my ex's house and leave it so I will not be so tempted to step on it.

Exercise: 20 minutes of the dance work out. I have noticed that the work outs, even though they are short, are indeed working my muscles.

Hygeine: The norm, showered and used Bath and Body Works Gingerbread shower gel, washed my hair with Herbal essences shampoo and conditioner, deodorant (Lol, this is getting silly but I have to tell you that I bought this Vanilla scented Secret and I LOVE IT...smells like vanilla ice cream or something), Crest cinnamon burst with my Sonicare toothbrush, proactiv for my face, Got to be glued jair stuff for my hair cause it makes the curls less frizzy, make up (back to work today), and I moisterized my hands with Bath and Body Works Gingerbread lotion, and I used Perfume but right now I can't remember what it's called. All that takes me about 20 minutes every morning. Mainly cause I put my make up on in the car at stop lights. LOL!

So, I kinda had a rough start this morning. I had everything planned out pretty well. However, when I got to work which is 30 minutes one way I realized I left my work laptop at home. I have to have it for work! Thankfully my supervisor was nice about it and I went home and got it. My manager had to give me a hard time about it though. I can't believe I did that. Apparantly everyone in the department has done it at one time or the other but I dont want to be the one who is forgetting her laptop. Oh well, it happened. That kinda put me in the a mood though. I lost about an hour and 15 minutes of work time, plus we had a meeting today which took away from my working time, then I stayed late but still didnt get caught up. BLAH. I felt unusally snappy today, normally I am the happy one. See what dieting does to me? It puts me in a mood. I am so much happier when I can eat what I want. JUST KIDDING. I would rather be healthy and happy. I do think I am going through some withdrawls since I normally over eat so much. I had a headache for most of the day today as well.

I completely forgot to list what I drank. I had 1 cup of coffee to try and wake me up. 2 Vault zero's again to try and wake me up. (This could be the reason for the headache lol). I have had 30 ounces of water and that still is not enough. I took my Cranberry herbal tea to work today with the intention of drinking some, it's caffeine free. However, I didnt feel I had time to go all the way to the break room and back to steep some tea. I ate lunch at my desk today and never budged. I ate my chicken cold. Good thing I like it cold. :)

I have work on getting in more water! I don't know WHY I dread drinking so much water but I do.

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/05/2007:
when i was first reading your foods, I thought it said "4 chicken breasts!" LOL, i thought you had a large appetite' and i was gonna say that reminds me of myself! LOL

WorkingIt on 01/05/2007:
Check out the link I posted in the 'forums' section about "binge, over eating, anorexia" it is very eye opening and might help! It helped me!

CindyLouWho - Wednesday Jan 03, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 151.0

Breakfast: white wheat bread = 1 6.75 ounces of reduced sugar Sunny D = 1 1 slice turkey bacon = 1

Grilled chicken ceasar salad = 13 (wow) 8 Almonds = 4

2 slices Munster cheese = 3 Fat free yoplait smoothie = 1

Sugar free jello = 0 Sunny D low sugar = 1 Total= 25

Hygeine: Shower, shaved legs (I get to see the lovely girly doctor today for my yearly- blah), proactiv for my face, threw my hair up in a pony tail, and debating on make up still. **I ended up putting on the make-up, decided I didnt want the OBGYN to see me without it lol).

Exercise: None, isnt that nice? *sigh* I had a really busy day today and I have to be in bed by 9pm in order to function at work tomorrow so I am choosing sleep over work out. I figure I need my job more than I need to be in shape. Seriously, every other day we have something called bill review and it's hours of staring at bills for errors and if I am not rested I risk missing some error and get written up or I just can't stay awake cause it's so darn boring. I combat that by sleeping at least 8 hours so I can be awake enough along with a cup of coffee, it makes for a great bill review day (sarcasm). I am hoping that by cleaning my ex's 3,300 sqft house today that it makes up for my loss of excerise. I actually do work up a sweat cleaning that place. Maybe, if I am good and awake I will wake up 20 minutes early and do the work out video then. *sigh*

Other than the lack of excerise, oh and the fact that I didnt drink much water today. I had a good day food wise. This is the third day I have stayed on track. I felt slimmer today, even though I stepped on the scale tonight (big no no) and I weighed more than when I started. Hmmmm....I am not going to attempt to analyze that or I will get upset. I tried to block the number I saw on the scale out as soon as I saw it. I know better than that. I just felt so much thinner tonight, not bloated at all, etc that I thought for sure it felt like I had lost...not gained. The scale is the devil, I swear. Funny thing is that at the doctors today I weighed less than when I started with all my clothes on. That just confirms my theory that the scale is of demonic nature. lol

At any rate, has anyone tried the sugar free jello cups? They have 10 calories in them. It gave me something to eat when I thought I needed something but I really didnt.

For a short while today I had a little temper tantrum. A PMS fit is what I call it. You know, things that normally don't bother you but suddenly this week they turn into a dramatic mountainous gargantuan things? That was me today. The ex upset me and for a brief moment I thought "FOOD". For a brief moment I thought "&%*# it, this diet is stupid and I can eat what I want, why am I doing this?". Such a silly thought. Why in the world would food come into play at the moment I am upset? Naturally, due to the fact that I turn to food for comfort. I caught myself and I told myself this is not worth eating over. Worth crying over...maybe...but not eating over. HEHEHE!

Uh-oh 9pm, bed time. The doctor gave me something to help me sleep. I am a little high strung which keeps me from falling asleep or staying asleep. I just have 50 million things on my mind. So, he hoooked me up. I don't have to take Pamprin anymore to make drowsy. Although, he said there wasnt anything wrong with me taking that if I wanted to keep taking it. I just kept thinking that it has acetomenaphin (spelling) in it and I can't imagine that taking Tylenol every day is good for my already out of whack liver (No, I dont drink alochol btw lol).

Tomorrow it's back to work for me. I have enjoyed having three days off and I did not once open my laptop to work from home. Which was nice, however, I may regret that in the morning when I open up my in-box.

I hope to keep posting every day. It will be hectic with work though. One of my resolutions was to tone things down a little which means plan things out better, so that should work in my favor in more ways than one.

Goodnight all, I hope you all had a good and healthy day to day!

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

Moody on 01/03/2007:
Great start to your day!! Hope the rest of your day goes just as well!!

WorkingIt on 01/03/2007:
lol I feel yucky if I don't shave my legs every day.

WorkingIt on 01/03/2007:
LOL the drapes were new in the package and are a linen/cotton blend so they needed a good hot iron to get the creases and wrinkles out. They still aren't ALL out, but pretty darned close lol. Yeah, I love my job I just don't like what's happened to it in the past month. Very sad. Onward and upward! Have a great night!

CindyLouWho - Wednesday Jan 03, 2007

Weight: 0.0

CindyLouWho - Tuesday Jan 02, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 151.0


2 slices turkey bacon = 2 points 1 slice white wheat bread = 1 point yogurt with grape nuts = 4 points (that is a lot for yogurt I thought)

6 inch subway club w/ cheese= 8 baked lays = 3 (or was it 2)

13 Cashews = 4

1 slice of white wheat bread = 1 1 slice of low fat bologna = 2

Total= 25 (I hope my math is right lol)

I was really hungry tonight. My biggest problem is going to bed hungry. I hate it. I think my Mother ruined me at some point in time by making sure I had a full tummy before going to bed. That means I have to save some WW points before bed. It's probably not good to eat before bed, but I have to allow myself some leeway and going to bed hungry is not something I can handle!

I'm still work on the water. *sigh* 33 ounces so far. I need to make sure I get all my water in today.

Hygeine: Shower, brush teeth with Crest Cinnamon Rush, hair in pig tails, no make-up (no work), proactiv for my face. I slept in too!

Work out: Twenty minuts of dance dvd and beginners pilates which the cats loved and they harrassed me the entire time I was on the floor.

**I love make up but I am taking a break while off work to help my face clear up some.

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

greengirl on 01/02/2007:
You have come to the right place for support and advice with your new healthy lifestyle. The people on here are wonderful and everyone knows how you feel. We are all in the same boat and can do this together. Welcomw and good luck with your endeavours!!

Starveil7 on 01/02/2007:
i usually go even to the garbage can outside or to the bakery with make up on, but i m taking a break too. i m also ordering natural hygiene/ make up stuff as much as i can afford. i see how some of my friends in the late 30s still look like beginning twenty and others inspite of botox look really old. there are reasons.

moody on 01/02/2007:
Hi and Welcome to DD!! This is an awesome site and I look forward to reading your entries..WW is a fantastic program and I wish you the best of luck!!

WorkingIt on 01/02/2007:
Welcome to the group! I wish you the best for all your hard work!

sasyredneckgirl on 01/02/2007:
Ya know i maybe totally crazy but seems like i read if you did a little exercise before going it bed it was ok to eat a little because your metabloism is still working instead of just laying there with a full tummy.. like i said i maybe totally crazy but really think i read that in a health article

CindyLouWho - Tuesday Jan 02, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 151.0

OMG...I had no idea I would could back to comments. I was so excited and I never thought I would be! That was so sweet of all of you. I seriously did not think anyone would read this. Even though I did read some of the other entries on here. This is so neat!!

So, I have myself all psyched up about losing weight. Normally I am not so excited but I am excited for some reason. I guess cause I am talking myself up instead of down this time. Instead of thinking I am going to fail I am thinking I am going to win this war. Maybe I just have the right attitude to get through this journey.

I had to go buy some socks. We have a sock monster that lives in our house. I am not quite sure what he does with the socks? All I know is he only eats one and leaves the other unmatched. The kids all got new socks. I used what was left on my gift card and bought myself some socks. I also did something really silly. At least for me it's silly. I went and bought a size 4 petite pants and a small petite shirt. Not sure if I will ever fit into those? But last time I weighed 110 I wore a size 4. Of course, nature has taken it's course and most likely things have shifted so who knows. I am still excited. I don't think I could get a picture of my TRYING to get them on because they probably wont go past my ankle or should I say cankles. LOL I might just take a picture just for the fun of it. I also bought a tape measure so I can keep track of measurements. When I get some time later I will take my measurements. I wish I had all my old measurements from when I worked out all the time, but that might depress me as well.

You know what is funny. I probably have some of my old size 4 pants in my closet somewhere. Thinking that I would eventually fit back in to them but they are way out of style now. LOL If I wait long enough they might come back in to style.

Right now it's dinner time for the kids, then work out time. I am so happy I have tomorrow off of work too. I needed these three days to think and unwind.

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

CindyLouWho - Tuesday Jan 02, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 151.0

I am thinking I better put down what I ate yesterday and keep up with it every day. I say that now, but I am off of work for three days and I have nothing better to do since I have already cleaned the house and caught up the laundry. On a regular work day...It's going to be a struggle to get on here to type out what I ate every day. I am still trying to figure out how I am going to find the time to work out. By the time I get home in the evenings it is sometimes late and I have kids. I have my exercise videos and that might be the way to do it. OR my other thought is to walk at work on my lunch break. The problem is that I sometimes do not take a lunch. Maybe I will have to force myself to take a lunch!

Yesterday I ate:

4 nuggets = 5 points slice of cheese = 2 points 1/2 cup peas = 1 point 1/2 potato= 1 point promise spread = 1 point chicken breast = 5 points slice of cheese = 2 points cupcake (Yes I did and I still lost weight)= 6 points 14 almonds = 4 points total= 27 points

water= 34 ounces (Should have had more) 2 vault zero's

hygiene: shower, brush teeth, no make-up (no work), shaved legs, Bath and Body works Gingerbread shower gel and lotion. Yum!

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

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