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Soon2BThin - Friday Dec 26, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

I just finished reading all the entries for today. And I just had to come in here to congratulate all of you who are sticking to your plans, even with all the temptations out there. I really, really admire that. As for me, I'm not doing well at all but I'm not beating myself up about it. So I had this great idea---if I come in here and vow in front of all of you to straighten up starting tomorrow morning and getting up early for a good walk too, then just maybe I will stick with it. It seems that when I think of all of you here and how I must be honest with you all, it really helps me succeed. So here it is---I vow to get up early tomorrow, have a good walk and ignore the junk food that is still in the house. Let DH eat it all! I know I can do it! Should have been doing it all along and I wouldn't feel like such a slug now, haha! I'll be on here tomorrow morning to give you the report. Thanks for being there to help me. You're all such great people. I couldn't do it without the DD!


Soon2BThin - Wednesday Dec 24, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

Just had to come in and wish everyone here at the DD--HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! I know things are pretty busy with everyone as they are with me. I'll be back one of these days, lol. Have a safe holiday and I hope you get everything you wish for. Take care.


Soon2BThin - Friday Dec 19, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

I'm sorry if I offended anyone with my "Update" Wednesday. I try to be honest here and report even my mistakes, though they may seem to be numerous. Maybe I'm wrong to think that my mistakes may help someone else in feeling that they are not alone in this struggle. For those of you who may not know, I've been a member here for over 3 years now. You may think that to be doing this for that long amount of time is failure,or you may think that I may be successful since I don't give up. I don't hold a degree in psychology so I try to be very careful in any advice I may give, which is not often. I don't pontificate on all that I know and all that I've experienced in my long life. I always hope that I'm not offending anyone here and just try to mind my own business. Maybe I'm just too sensitive in thinking that others' entries may be directed at me and others who are struggling here. But they sure did sound like it. So I was offended. It has changed my whole outlook on the DD site. I feel now that I can't continue to come here and open myself up to scrutiny by some who feel they are superior because they have "found the way"! I'm sorry to cause hard feelings here, I would never want to do that. I'm not that kind of person. I guess I was just hurt and needed to strike out at those who unthinkingly caused it. I welcome any comments from anyone who thinks I should not be here. Really, I'm not a trouble-maker. I'm sorry.

princess8alot on 12/19/2003:
just ignore all that negativity and holiday stress and continue being you! You dont gotta impress or answer to anyone...I'm glad that people share their experiences cause that way, you dont feel like you're all alone in this. Keep it up! : )


stringbean on 12/19/2003:
Please don't leave. I think everyone needs to move on and get off this subject thread. You know, the thing that REALLY bugs me about this whole thing and the entries, is that these people have struggled too, and are now downtalking (for lack of a better word) those that are struggling. Pot calling the kettle back, imho.

I remember you from way back when I started my journey as ToddlerMom. I think sticking with it for this long is also a testament to your commitment. Don't let hurtful things keep you from something that is helping you. I took it a little personally, as I think most that have had a setback probably did. We're trying to work this out for us, not other people. I'm sticking around... hope you do too.



Soon2BThin - Wednesday Dec 17, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

Just came in for a quick note here---does anyone know what happened to Breakaway? I guess it took me long enough to notice she was missing {{red face}} I am just blaming it on being so busy here and the holidays. Breakaway, if you're out there, come on back!! You ARE missed, I'm sorry it took me awhile to notice.

So I'm doing not-so-well but that will end RIGHT NOW!! And I feel terrible. This kind of stuff has got to stop. I had a great break with the weigh-in this week and now I'm trying to mess it up!! Bean and cheese burritos. I like them so much at happy hour I've even tried making them at home today. Yuck, I hope I never see one again! (well, at least not until next week, hehehe) How stupid can I get?! Enough said! No exercise again today--except walking around WalMart this morning and not much of that. I feel like I haven't exercised in so long and really it's only been 3 days off. I'm going to veg tonight--we're probably going to watch Bruce Almighty that my sister bought (I can't understand why people buy movies, I only like to watch them once usually), we watched Sea Biscuit last night at Mom's and everyone liked it, although the beginning kind of dragged and was hard to figure out if you didn't read the book. Anyways, exercise tomorrow for sure!

Okay, I hope you've all had a good day---I haven't! My own fault. Take care and I'll see ya tomorrow.

UPDATE: Well, well, well, I guess I'd better stop coming in here. After all, I am not among the "perfect ones" who have seen fit to gang up on us who are having problems at times. I've kept at least 35 pounds off for the 3-plus years that I have been coming here but I am far from perfect and still struggling. I was once down more that 10 pounds more than I am now so I guess I should just count myself as a failure! I thought the DD was a support group but I guess I've been wrong all these years. Sorry!

legcramp on 12/18/2003:
I have a Tanita scale and I really enjoyed being able to measure my body fat and my weight whenever I wanted! I don't do the body fat thing as much anymore (i've had the scale for well over 2 years now), but it's nice to have just in case I ever get curious about it! Take care and have a great week!


curvy shar on 12/19/2003:
Breakaway said she would be really busy during December but would be back in January.

Hope your holidays are great!



Soon2BThin - Tuesday Dec 16, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

Hello, hello, good morning, everyone at the DD!! Here I am, it's almost 7am and I'm sitting here with hair color on my hair already. And did I say how much I hate doing the old hair color thing? The longer my hair gets, the harder it is to do myself. Oh, well. WW scale said I lost a pound!! I couldn't believe it! Since I was weighing in the afternoon and wearing jeans, I thought for sure it would show a gain, ya know? And I really don't think I deserve it, I haven't really done that well lately. Just goes to show you, you can't trust those darn scales, right? I don't think Mom cared much for the meeting and said she couldn't hear much of it. And she doesn't want to join right now anyway, maybe after the holidays. But I don't think she will. Oh, well....I get so much from the meetings, I don't know, I just feel great being with people who are sort of just like me, ya know? I always come out feeling like my motivation is all renewed. But maybe next week I'll go back to the Tuesday morning meeting, there are a lot more people there. I asked my sister if she would like to go with me to a meeting but she said she's going to try Atkin's again after the first of the year. She's like me, she never can get past the first week on that diet. She wants to lose 10 pounds real fast. Sheesh!

Well, yesterday was sort of a free day but I'm back at it this morning. Except no exercise again. I just had to get my hair colored and after breakfast and my hair is dry, I'm going out for a little shopping again. I got a nice $10 coupon in the mail yesterday from J.C.Penney's so I must go spend that! And I'm going to look for one of those Tanita scales that shows your body fat and weight at Sam's and I want to get one of those shiatsu massagers for DH, maybe at Penney's. And I'm going to rent Seabiscuit at Blockbuster's too so we can all watch it over at Mom's after we all go out to happy hour at Macayo's. Okay, gotta run, I only have 3 more minutes before I have to wash this gunk out of my hair. Take care and have a great day. See ya's later.

curvy shar on 12/16/2003:
We got one of the Tanita scales. It seems to work fairly well, but it certainly was a shock the first couple of times! I like that I can see my bodyfat going down...down...down...even during times when the scale isn't showing a loss. Happy shopping!


pezzy34 on 12/16/2003:
hey! Just a suggestion! While you are out shopping park WAY away from the mall, walk an extra lap around the mall before leaving... squat down to look at a lot of stuff instead of just bending over and you can easily work in 20 minutes of exercise just like that! While you are dyeing your hair you can do squats, lunges, even pushups. so there is ALWAYS room for exercise if you get creative about it! I am a stay at home mom and busy all the time, so I have to get inventive to fit it in... my squats get done while I'm folding laundry... I just slow down and do one single piece at a time to get in at least 20 squats just from doing that! :) Have a great day!


malh on 12/16/2003:
I hate doing the hair thing too. Last time I let a professional do it, but can't fit that into my budget but ever so often. Let me know about your scale, as I have been also wanting one that shows the body fat. Keep up the good work. Mary


princess8alot on 12/16/2003:
you'll like the Tanita scale...the body fat reading takes a bit to adjust but overall it's a reliable easy to read scale. Got mine over a year ago and it's still going strong. P.S....have my box of haircolor sitting on the counter, but I'll do that right before the holidays for a christmas perk...aint gettin older fun?! ; )



Soon2BThin - Monday Dec 15, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Well, well, late today, aren't I? Almost wasn't even going to make an entry today. Even though that monster Saddam has been captured and everyone is all happy about it, I'm feeling really down today (not about that!) I got on the scale and I'm right back where I was last Wednesday! I know, I haven't posted it here and you are all in the dark but I'm only going to post the WW meeting scale results. Today is the day---Mom decided she wanted to go to the 1pm meeting today. So I know it will show a gain since I was weighing on Tuesday mornings before. I just don't care right now. I guess I'll be going to the Monday afternoon meetings from now on with Mom so eventually I'll start showing a loss---I hope! I'm having such a hard time lately staying under 22 points, and I only get those 2 extra points if I exercise for half an hour, so otherwise, it would only be 20 points! Heck, I usually have 6 just for breakfast! Guess I'd better try to cut down more. It's sooooo hard!!

No exercise this morning---I went back to bed! Hey, it's just one of those kind of days! So I'm going with it! Just another grouchy day. It seems since I switched back to Prempro I'm having a lot more symptoms of the menopausal kind. At least the hot flashes are gone but I just feel so "blah" sometimes. Well, the other hormonal combination I was on was great for all that but I started having TOM every other week or so. Not good! So back on the old Prempro. Sorry to go on about that.

Okay, I'll be back tomorrow with the new weight results. Must be honest here. I know it won't be good. Oh, well! As I said before, I really don't care today. Blah! I hope you're all having a better day than I am. Take care, stay warm and stay strong! Buh-bye!

Nikitalee on 12/15/2003:
I'm sorry you're having such a "blah" day! We all need a few of those once in a while. Good luck with WW and the rest of the week!!


joe_anne2 on 12/15/2003:
Hi Soon2bThin I really like the color of your font, how did you do that?

Have a great OP week :)


Beth 201 on 12/16/2003:
Just wanted to stop in and say hi. I know what you mean. I have had those days myself. I am getting my weight back on. :( So I know what you mean about not wanting to see that weight gain. Hang in there. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Hugs! Beth 201



Soon2BThin - Sunday Dec 14, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Well, it's almost noon here and I'm just getting on here. Been a busy morning. At least I did finally get up at 7:30 and did my walk on the treadmill and the lunges and squats again. I'm still only doing 10 of each so far but they did make the fronts of my thighs sore the other day. So I'm working my way up. They were a little easier today but I still lose my balance sometimes when I do them. Makes me mad! And I also do some stretches and I'm getting better at those, stretching farther. Just did 33 minutes on the treadmill and 1.75 miles. Added in 3--2 minute hills also. I set the incline on 5, don't know what that means. Is it a 50% incline or what? Whatever....

Yesterday was terrible!! I was doing well all day until I started to make the cookies. The darn cookie press I had bought at Michael's last week wouldn't work right, it's battery operated and just doesn't have that much power to push the cookie dough out right. We changed the batteries but that didn't help. I got so upset I started crying and getting mad because I had to get the cookies made this weekend so I could pack them and get them sent to the boys. Well, the ones I finally made weren't very nice looking so I angrily ate a whole bunch of them!! Yeah, right, that really helps. Darling Husband finally came to the rescue and helped me roll the dough out and we used cookie cutters--rather, he did almost all the work. I was just tired and aggravated. I'm the kind of person that if something doesn't work just the way I planned, I get so pi@#$%^ off and I cry. I feel like I can't do anything right, ya know? So it turns into a real pitty-party for me. Well, it's over now, lots of cookies were made by the DH and I also had those ones you just place and bake, ya know, the ones with the trees in the middle and the snowmen. So DH just finished packing them all up for me (minus the ones he and I ate) and they're all ready to go to the post office. Yayyy, DH, my love!

Today is a better day--so far. I'm having some lower stomach pain for some reason though, feels like cramps, maybe a UTI or something. Oh, well, at least I got in the exercise this morning. I think I was in such a bad mood yesterday because I didn't get the exercise as I knew I should have. That always seems to make a bad day all around. Have to remember that little detail when I'm feeling lazy. Heck, maybe I'll even get out in the sun later for some more walking if that belly pain goes away.

So anyway, I hope you're all having a good Sunday. Be good and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Runner on 12/14/2003:
I could totally relate to your entry! I've had some real baking disasters when something I make turns out toally wrong and I end up eating most of it out of anger!!! I've had some frustrating times in the kitchen, that's for sure! Thankfully, I have a supportive husband who has rescued me more than once from doing something even worse!



Soon2BThin - Saturday Dec 13, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Good morning! Welcome to Soonie's lazy Saturday! Yep, I didn't get up early. I turned the alarm off at 7am and rolled over and went back to sleep! Ooh, it felt soooo good! But at least I did get up at 8. Just fed the birdies and here I am. I'll try to get in the exercise later today. And a busy day it will be again. I need to get the tree up and the cookies made today. But I should be able to find some time for exercise.

Okay, yesterday....not a real good day, but not too bad. I did eat over my points by 9 but I'll just call those flex points (we get 35 flex points every week) It was a really hungry day. I'll tell you what happened--after getting most of my work done, I went out to the post office, the pool store and the grocery. I should have eaten something first since it was already 12:30 when I left, but I thought I would be okay till I got back home. Well, 1:30 came along and I still wasn't home and starting to feel kind of hungry and weak. So I ate the Glucerna bar I always carry with me and headed for home. I was even sweating from head to toe and I knew my blood sugar was really low. So when I got home I drank some orange juice right away and sat down awhile. Then I hurried up and made a ham and cheese sandwich, some Baked Ruffles and a diet cherry coke. I think I could have eaten the whole kitchen by then! And from there on I just kept eating. At least I kept track of the points all day. So it wasn't too bad but not too good, hah! That's what happens when I let my blood sugar get too low. Lesson learned! Well, at least I was busy ALL day and I did do my walk and arm exercises and ab crunches first thing in the morning. And my scale says I lost half a pound since yesterday morning. I'm not revealing my weight here until I get weighed at WW this week. And then it will probably be up or not down much because we will be going to an afternoon meeting instead of my usual morning meeting, unless Mom decides not to go this week. Oh, and I finally took some measurements yesterday--just waist, hips and chest--and I won't divulge the results here. Man, I'm such a round little sucker! But at least I have skinny legs and my butt isn't too bad for an old person. So I will check again next month to see if I'm losing any inches.

Well, it's only 35 degrees here this morning. I thought I'd left this cold weather back in Ohio, darnit! But the sun is shining, just a few clouds and I know it will warm up sooner or later here. These really cold days don't happen very often.

Okay, almost time for breakfast. I hope you're all having a good start to the weekend. Have you all done your exerise this morning or were you lazy like Soonie? I'll be back later to read all the entries. Take care and may you all have a great Saturday!

Maria7 on 12/13/2003:
Hey, Soonie! I know what you mean about low blood sugar...have to be careful about that! Usually I take something with me to eat when I leave the house, just in case I need to eat something in a hurry and am tempted not to make a wise choice...a small pack of cheese/peanut butter crackers only about 200 cals, for example, and ALWAYS a bottle of water...I'm glad you're okay. It's very tempting when hungry and out on the road to stop by a fast food place and order something real yummy!!! Hehehe!



Soon2BThin - Friday Dec 12, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Happy Friday, everybody!! Oh, goodie, I can sleep in tomorrow, somewhat! I'm still going to get a good walk in the morning though. Just a little later, I think. I still have that "I want to go back to bed" feeling when I first wake up but I'm conquering it so far. Once I'm up and doing things, it's okay. The DH is off to work and I'm ready to go!

Yesterday was another excellent day for me. Wow, 2 in a row! Hahaha! I stayed within my points (okay, so I had one extra point over the 22, so sue me, but I was very busy all day) and had all that good exercise first thing in the morning, and I did add in some squats and lunges, curvy shar. Only 10 of each but they about killed my knees! So I guess I'll just have to work my way up on those. I went to the mall for a little while too, and WalMart, so I did more walking there. Busy day! Today is a pretty much stay-at-home day, although I have to go out and buy the stuff to make some Christmas cookies this weekend for my boys, and take a pool water sample to the pool place to see if all is okay with it before we cover it up, and also, drop some more Christmas cards at the post office. So I guess it'll be another going-out day after all. We had some rain over-night so I hope that is all finished. I wouldn't want to get rained on, haha!

Okay, must get busy already! I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend. Have you done that exercise yet? Get busy! I'm going to do my half hour on the treadmill (BTW, I added in 3 hills yesterday and they're getting easier, yay!) and the arm exercises and ab crunches today. I've turned the spare room into quite a little gymnasium, hahaha! I still wish I had a stationary bike though. I used to have a really nice one but we sold it to a friend when we moved out here and DH hasn't seen fit to buy me another one as he had promised, bah! So I must get busy on things. You all take care and I'll see ya tomorrow. Buh-bye!

legcramp on 12/12/2003:
Great job!!! You're doing awesome, and so busy on top of it all! Have a great day today and get in that exercise!!


curvy shar on 12/12/2003:
You go, girl! Awesome job on the exercise. I thought about you this morning as I did my squats and lunges. I really don't enjoy them, but they seem to help. Have a great weekend!



Soon2BThin - Thursday Dec 11, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Good morning, everyone!! I had an excellent day yesterday! Did my exercise (see Update), ate within my points and didn't use any flex points. Whoopee!! I'm going to try not to use any flexpoints this week since I need a big start on the weight-loss. We'll see how long that will last. I'll probably cave on that one later today, we know my past record. And 22 points (20 regular and 2 for exercise) is not very much, according to my stomach. Hah!

Here's the plan for today---first get dressed, do my exercise (add some squats and lunges today), shower, eat breakfast, and head for the mall! Yep, I need to get out in the crowds one more time. Just have a few last minute things to get and I'm finished. And Sears sent me a $10 coupon I can use if I spend $20 or more. Hey, I can't resist that one! Also have a $5 coupon for the Hallmark store. Too bad I already bought all my Christmas cards. But maybe I can find something there for my daughter-in-law. I know, I know, not much time left to get something packed and in the mail but I wanted to get her something nice this year, not just money. I hate the money thing. But that's what all my boys are getting, oh, well.

Okay, enough rambling here. Must go get started. And I'm not even tempted to go back to bed, yayyy, me! But I sure am hungry this morning already. Well, I went to bed kind of hungry. I don't know what it is lately but I sure seem to be hungry a lot more than usual. Oh, well..... You all have a real good day, drink that water, eat those veggies, move that wonderful body. We're all going to look and feel sooooo good, right? Take care and I'll see ya tomorrow.

curvy shar on 12/11/2003:
So how did your day go? Did you add in those squats and lunges? Hope it was a good one!



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