- Monday Feb 12, 2001
Good Monday morning, everybody! Rainy, cold day here in South Carolina. Also we are currently under a weather advisery that we may get ice! YES! Winter Wonderland! I LOVE icicles! I love to see them hanging from the trees! But, I do NOT like to go outside when it ices...I'd rather stay inside. Anyway, where I am, we've not had any snow or ice this season. So, presently it is raining and coooolllldddd! (35 degrees farenheit). Well, take a look to left...another drop (though not a lot) this morning. I think the sugared soft drinks were holding me back. So, they are gone bye-bye now and I am only drinking water, decaf tea, and decaf coffee. It's making a difference. Hubby and I walked again last night before we went to church. It was cold and he was not enthused about walking, but we went anyway and it was a nice walk. Funny, how you notice things you never paid any attention to before when you are walking in your neighborhood, like mailboxes and....dogs. Only one loose last night and he looked like a big, tired old hound dog...he had big,long, floppy ears and droopy eyes and came walking up right behind me. I just looked at him and said, "Hello, Droopy!" and kept walking. He just stopped in his tracks and stared. Hubby and I were also looking up at birds (doves) perched on the lines over us as we walked, too. So much to see. We walked fast, a little over a mile. I see I'm not the only one who likes to grill out. A neighbor was putting steaks (big ones) on her grill. We saw a lot of neighbors that we waved and spoke to as we walked. Well, on this rainy, cold day, menu is: Breakfast: pack nekot cookies, coffee, tea, 1/2 banana. Lunch: 2 grilled, skinless barbequed chicken legs and 1 cup string beans, tea. Supper: Homemade soup, tea, coffee. Yes, Pastagal and MostlyIdle and Breakaway, you've all got me into the soup mood, with your recipes and talking about soup! YUM! I will probably be doing treadmill today unless the rain stops long enough for Hubby and me to walk together again. Lots of water! Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Sunday Feb 11, 2001
Good morning, everybody! It's SUNDAY! Yeaaa! Get to go to church! :) I am fixing to get ready to go to Sunday School and Preaching. This is the best news of the day. Also, some more good news.....look at the number to the left.....:)....plateau is gone again....the scale moved. :) I got off and on the scale three times to make sure it was true and it is. Hubby and I had another great walk last night. Thanks for your advice about the loose dogs...there were 5 loose last night and I had on my boots instead of walking shoes. (More coverage.) And sure enough, one was yipping at my heels as we walked by his place. Well, it is a beautiful morning here in South Carolina...sunny and cool. Menu for today is: Breakfast: coffee, 1/2 banana, pack nekot cookies, tea. (Trying to say bye-bye to the sugared soft drinks and already seeing a difference.) Lunch: Barbequed grilled chicken (I grilled out enough yesterday for today, too), string beans, iced tea. Supper: Barbequed grilled chicken, string beans, iced tea. (Yes, repeat of lunch.) Lots of water and walking. Have a great day!
- Saturday Feb 10, 2001
Hello, everybody! Hope you are all having a great Saturday! The weather here in South Carolina today is warm, 64 degrees farenheit, and sunny, though it was cloudy this morning and drizzled light rain for a little while. I threw some bread and birdseed out for the squirrels and birds earlier and watched through the window as they came and ate. I'm still at 147 weightwise, but working on eliminating some of the sugared soft drinks I've been drinking, although I did drink about 8 ounces of one at breakfast this morning. So, today's menu is: Breakfast: 1/2 banana, 1 pack of nekot cookies (working on them, too, not to eat as many), 8 ounces caffeine-free sugared soft drink. Lunch: decaf tea and something light. Supper: grilled barbequed chicken, string beans, tea, coffee. Hubby and I had another good walk together last night after supper. We walked over a mile. It felt so great to be outside and as we were walking, it got dark and you could see the stars overhead, so beautiful. I see some neighbors have got some new dogs and are letting them run loose and they protected their turf real well as we walked by them. They like to come up behind your feet and legs as you walk, snarling and growling while they are barking, but we just keep on walking along. Well, looks like another lovely afternoon to grill out on the back deck. Remember your water today. I do my best to get in at least 64 ounces per day and more if I can. Well, it is time for a coffee break and read your journals! Have a great day! :)
- Friday Feb 09, 2001
Hello, everybody! Another beautiful, very warm, sunny day here in South Carolina! I've been pretty busy this morning, doing some extra studying in the Bible. So many things to learn in God's Word. So many comforting passages there, too. I really love Psalms 91 and Psalms 46. This afternoon I will be out paying bills. The cookies that I was asked about that I like to eat are nekot peanut butter cookies, about 200 calories a little snack pack of 6. They are sooooo good, only thing is, I think I am eating too many of them as to why I'm on another plateau. Mugg really gave a great formula yesterday about how to get to goalweight. She has really got her mathematics down pat. Her formula makes a lot of sense. While I am out paying bills, think I will do some visiting, too. I love visiting people. Menu for today: Breakfast: tuna/egg salad mixed with lettuce, celery, onions, and a teaspoon of ff 10cal mayonaise. 8 ounces decaf soft drink. (Another thing I am going to try to reduce is soft drinks. I don't drink diet soft drinks anymore because of what I've read on the internet, so I am wasting food calories drinking sugared soft drinks.) Lunch: Coffee, tea, and maybe soup and crackers. Supper: Grilled out (you all know where to find me....on the back deck grilling out! :))turkeyburger patty (no buns), ketchup, mustard, onions, and green string beans, iced tea. Hubby and I had a good walk last night, we walked a little over a mile and I am going to ask him to walk with me again tonight. Also, I may do treadmill, too, with weights. Lots of water! All of you have a great day!
- Thursday Feb 08, 2001
Hello, everybody! Today has been a real busy day. First I did some spring cleaning, then I had to run some errands. It has been so very warm today and sunny, 70 degrees farenheit. I am planning on going out on the back deck as soon as I finish keying this and putting some chicken on the grill and grilling it for supper. It just feels so good outside. I threw some bread out this morning and the bluebirds have really enjoyed it. Today's menu is/has been: Breakfast: pack nekot cookies, banana, decaf soft drink. Lunch: small chicken potpie, decaf soft drink. Snack: another pack of nekot cookies, banana, decaf soft drink. Supper: Barbequed grilled chicken, string beans, tea. Think I'll ask Hubby to walk with me after supper and take advantage of this beautiful springtime weather. Have a great day, all of you. I'll be checking in later to read all your entries and make comments.
- Wednesday Feb 07, 2001
Hello, everybody! Warm, sunny day here in South Carolina! It was 68 degrees farenheit about 1:00 pm, so it is probably at least 70 now. I hope you are all doing well. My Mother and I had a great time shopping yesterday. Our tastes are different, however. I found her some really nice brown slacks with pockets, no- iron, perfect for spring, summer, and fall, and she found a pretty yellow top with matching decor for the brown pants....and we were going to get her that....until....she found an athletic pantsuit, black with red stripes going down the legs and shirt sleeves, perfect for teenagers, bell-bottomed, made of a silky material and she fell in love with it. She forgot all about the sensible brown and yellow outfit. She weighs 248 and I didn't think the outfit she found would fit her, but she sure proved me wrong by going into the dressing room and calling me to show me that it fit her perfectly, and it did! Well, she loved that outfit so much, I just had to get it for her, though it was not something I would have picked out for her. But she's my Mother and I do like to spoil her sometimes, ha, ha. She loved it so much, that after I paid for it, she wore it out of the store (the clerk had taken the tags off). Oh, happy day! Then I brought her home with me and we had a hamburger/turkeyburger grill out on the back deck. She spent the night with us and this morning, I took her to the doctor, as she was having some problems with her legs and feet. She wore her new outfit to the doctor, too. So, I didn't have time to eat breakfast before taking her to the doctor. Therefore my menu is going to look a little skimpy today. Here it is: Breakfast: coffee. Lunch: Grilled turkeyburger, no buns, ketchup, mustard, onions, string beans, decaf softdrink. Snack this afternoon: Banana, small pack of nekot peanut butter cookies (200cal kind), decaf softdrink. Supper: grilled chicken, salad, tea. Treadmill workout and lots of water. Hope you all have a great day!
- Tuesday Feb 06, 2001
Hello, everybody! Today is another beautiful, bright, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina. I have been sitting here by the window, looking out at the bluebirds in the trees swooping down to the ground, getting some bread I threw out for them a while earlier and flying back up to the tree limbs again and eating their breakfast. Weatherwise, it is supposed to get into the 60's today, feels like it's already there, and the 70's in a couple more days, making for a sunny, warm week. :) I plan to visit with my Mother this afternoon, and take her shopping again. I love to surprise her. She has been depressed lately and I am going to try to cheer her up. I may bring her back home with me to spend a day or two. Later on this afternoon, plan is to grill out hamburgers and turkeyburgers. (Turkeyburger is for me.) Hubby said he only would eat hamburger and NOT turkeyburger, as he would be able to tell the difference. I disagreed with him and a while back I used ground turkey instead of ground beef when I fixed supper and asked him how did he like supper? He said it was real good and he enjoyed it. Then I told him I'd used ground turkey instead of ground beef. Then he tried to say he could tell a difference, but there was no convincing me, ha, ha. So, I just wanted to show him that the taste is about identical, but he still insists he prefers ground beef, so I fix him that and I also have some sometimes, but mine will be turkeyburger for supper (minus buns). I started using the home gym yesterday. Worked out with it about 30 minutes...so many different things to do with it. Also did treadmill workout with weights on and then later went walking outside about a mile with Daughter. So, a lot of activity. Drank lots of water. Menu for today is/has been: Breakfast: banana, decaf coffee. Snack: banana, coffee. Lunch: Skinless, barbequed chicken breast, salad, tea. Snack: pack peanut butter crackers, decaf soft drink. Supper: Grilled turkeyburger, minus buns, (no bread)with onions and a little ketchup, green string beans, tea, coffee. Another gym and treadmill workout and at least 64 ounces water. Have a GREAT day, all of you!
- Monday Feb 05, 2001
Hello, everybody! Beautiful, bright, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina. I've been gone most of today, running errands. Now that I'm back, I'm wanting to go back outside again. Eating has not been the best today, not meaning overeating, but meaning eating on the run, however I did take some low-calorie crackers with me. Menu is/has been: Breakfast: Pack reduced-fat peanut butter/cheese crackers, decaf coffee, caffene-free soft drink. Lunch: Banana, vegetable soup, another pack of reduced-fat peanut butter/cheese crackers, caffene-free drink. Supper will be grilled barbequed chicken (yum!) and salad, decaf tea, decaf coffee. Yes, it's time to get outside again and grill out! Snacks will be coffee and maybe another banana. Treadmill workout with ankle weights and wrist weights on and water, water, water. Have a great day!
- Sunday Feb 04, 2001
Hello everybody...Take a look at the number to the side...THE PLATEAU IS BROKEN!!!! (Pacman does his dance.......music plays.........). Okay, so the plateau is broken a little, but still it counts. Hope you all are having a great day today. Our pastor preached a great sermon this morning, as usual. He is a fantastic preacher. The sermon was on the sanctity of human life. After church, came home and ate lunch. Menu today is/has been: Breakfast: Small piece pizza, 1/2 banana, decaf soft drink, coffee. Lunch was barbequed chicken breast, without skin, 1 cup string beans, decaf soft drink. Snacks: pack of peanuts, pack chocolate crackers, (200 calorie kind). Supper will be something light. Also decaf coffee this afternoon and tonight. It is a very rainy, chilly day here in South Carolina.
- Saturday Feb 03, 2001
Hi, everybody! Hope you are all having a great weekend! Hubby and I went and ate out buffet today. I was careful to not overdo. We had a lot of company this afternoon, drank a lot of coffee. I think I must have made about 5 pots of coffee (decaf). Just a real nice day. Well, guess I'll read your journals now. Have a good night. Maria