- Saturday Apr 12, 2003
Gee, I'm on here late today. My internet service had a little problem but looks like it's fixed now. So I couldn't get on here this morning. Things are going pretty good, although, like most people, the weekends are the most difficult for me. DH is gone, helping my brother do something (and they're probably planning the next fishing trip, haha) and DS is gone to work. So here I sit. I've been watching my Dr. Phil tape all day while doing laundry. I tape the show all week then watch it on the weekend, although I do catch it sometimes during the week. We took a 30 minute walk this morning, I guess that's enough. I may take another later when it cools off. I ended up having 19 points yesterday so that was good again. Today I just want to eat more, that could be because I'm not keeping busy enough. Yesterday I went to the mall and Sam's so I didn't eat lunch until after 2:30 when I got home and I really wasn't even starving like I used to do. (?)
Okay, that's it for today. I'm still not all caught up with all the new DD news. How are you all doing this fine weekend? Ya'll be good now.
- Friday Apr 11, 2003
Good morning!! How's everyone doing? I haven't been able to catch up on the entries since Wednesday. I've been doing well the last couple of days. Wednesday: 20 points, 50 minute walk. Thursday: 20 points, 50 minute walk. Today: 50 minute walk, so far. I wonder if I'm getting enough exercise. But that 50 minutes just about kills me! Of course, I don't eat breakfast first and I hadn't eaten since before 7pm the night before. Do you think that could be why I get so wiped out? I think I may just do 30 minutes at a time over the weekend, maybe twice a day. The trouble of that is, I don't want to shower twice a day, heh. And I sure sweat a lot!
Also yesterday, I went shopping at the second-hand store, Target and Wal-Mart so I had a little exercise then too. I don't feel like I'm losing any weight though. Of course, I've only had 2 good days in a row, what can I expect?! But at least, as long as I keep pretty busy, it's not that hard to stay at 20 points a day, which is low for me. I'm allowed 20-25 points a day plus exercise points, so I'm doing really well with that. And no eating after 7pm. I'm planning on going to the Mall and Sam's today so I will be busy this afternoon. I still need to clean my closet and dressers too, put away the winter clothes and the clothes that don't fit yet. And I want to get caught up with everyone here also sometime today. Lots to do!
So you all have a great day. I know for some of you it is half over already but it's only 9:50am here. Going up to 88 degrees today and the sun is shining. See ya's later!
- Wednesday Apr 09, 2003
Good morning, or is it afternoon where some of you are?! It's only almost 10:30am here. Okay, so today is a new day. Too bad I keep having the bad days that I need to make up for. Oh, well. DH and I had a nice 50 minute walk this morning. It's nice and warm here, going up to 89 I think today. And I've had my 5 point breakfast. It should be a busy day and I will keep moving. All the junk food is gone and I don't plan on buying any more in the near future, haha! I didn't get to read entries last night because I was downloading my pictures and we are having trouble with the printer so DS was trying to figure out how to get it to work. Anyways, I plan on getting to the entries some time today and get all caught up. I hope you're all doing well. So I'll see ya's later. Take care.
- Tuesday Apr 08, 2003
Uh, oh! Baaaaad mistake! I can't do the "off day" thing like I thought I could. That just isn't going to work for me. Heck, it just carried from yesterday into today. I've been eating since yesterday morning, mostly junk. This just will not do! Okay, gotta take some inventory here. I thought I'd eat a few "forbidden" things on Mondays and be done with it and ready to get back on the wagon the next day. Well, it's been junk food heaven around here. Soooooo, here's what I'm thinking.....maybe if I just allow myself that one thing I've been craving all week and not do this for the whole day. Just one thing I really want. Let's see how that goes next week. Okay, and you know what I found out?! I really preferred the way I feel when I'm eating right over the stuffed-with-junk-food feeling I've had the last 2 days!! So the junk food is all gone and I'm ready to get with the program, to quote a very smart person. I guess I just keep learning and learning, huh? Duh, you'd think I would have known this by now! And I'm ready to drink about a gallon of water cause since I haven't been drinking enough the last couple of days, I'M DYING OF THIRST HERE!! Oh, and I haven't been exercising the last 2 days either. So I'm ready for tomorrow! Bring it on!!
I hope you are all doing lots better than I am. I'm going to go check right now, okay? Here I come! See ya!
- Monday Apr 07, 2003
Guess what?! No new weight number!! It just stayed the same this week, phooey!! I know I've been doing pretty good so I should drop some next week. We'll see. But today is my "off" day so I'll have whatever I wish, okay! Then back on the job tomorrow. If I don't lose any by next week, I'll forego the little day-off thing. No exercise today either, I'll continue that tomorrow and plan on doing some for the next 6 days. Right now it seems to make it easier for me if I have that Monday-day-off thing to look forward to. You can't gain much in just one day now, can you?! We'll see. Give me your opinion if you care to, okay?
So I'm just going to enjoy my day off and indulge in some of those darn peanut butter eggs. Maybe a couple of other things too. Might even go to Macayo's for happy hour this afternoon too, muahahaha! Oh, this Soonie is a baaaaad girl! I kinda feel like a traitor to the DD though but I don't think that will stop me, hah! Sorry! I'll be back tomorrow. Hope you all have a great Monday!
- Sunday Apr 06, 2003
Hi, gang! I just got back from my 48 minutes of walking, by myself this time. DH is gone fishing and DS is at work. Hey, remember how I used to sneak out to McDonald's for breakfast whenever the DH was gone fishing or somewhere? Well, I haven't done that for months now, yippee! I'm being such a good Soonie! And I really don't miss it, ya know? They're right, it does get easier. Well, on my walk, I had to deviate from my usual around-the-block thing today. As I was on my third time around, I noticed a white SUV that kept driving slowly down our street, turning around at the corner and coming back again. He must have done this 4 or 5 times while I was walking on that part of the block. So I was kind of afraid to walk down the other street of the block because it's kind of deserted, you have desert on one side of the dirt road and just a few straggly houses on the other side. And I didn't want to meet up with that weirdo there, uh, uh! So when I got to that road I turned around and came back up our street again, then back down to home. Maybe I was being over cautious but I thought how silly I would feel if I walked around the whole block and that dude was waiting for me, ready to drag me into his car. Then what would I do?! So here I am, safe and sound and I still got in the whole 48 minutes of walking. Now I'm going to do my ab exercises and maybe some arm too. My neck still hurts a lot, I don't know what to do about that. I do have some arthritis there but this is more like a muscle pulled but it just won't go away. DH says I should go to a chiropractor but I'm just so sick of going to doctors all the time.
Okay, I plan on being back here tomorrow with a new, fantastic weight to announce. (Gee, I'm going to feel silly if it doesn't change, heh) But I will accept whatever happens. Still I felt a lot less bloated this morning than I have been lately. And I've had a pretty good week. Que sera, sera, right? And it kind of helps me get through the weekend doing well when I weigh-in on Mondays. Keep your fingers crossed! I'll see ya's then! Ta-ta!
- Saturday Apr 05, 2003
Happy Saturday, everyone! Well, here I am, 11:10am and I've had a good start to the day. I got up at 7:30 and took a nice 45 minute walk with the DH. Nice to have someone to talk with while walking. But it sure wiped me out. You'd think by now I could take a long walk without getting so tired. But I'm recovered somewhat now and ready to get to work on all the housework I need to do. Already have laundry in the washer and the dishwasher is running. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, hehe!
Yesterday I ended up with 25 points for the day, pretty good. No eating after 7pm. The no-eating-after-7 thing isn't too hard for me except when watching TV and they show a food commercial, haha! Otherwise the thought of food never even crosses my mind. So I've had a good 2 (or is it 3?) days in a row. I did get out for that shopping yesterday afternoon--bought a pair of shorts ($7.50) and shirt ($3.00) for the DS at K-Mart--everything at least 50% off--and a short skirt with shorts attached underneath--don't know what they call that--and nightshirt with Tigger on it that was reduced to $5.48 for me at Target. I don't usually find much at Target in the way of clothes and don't go in there very often. I was looking for a tape or CD of Native American music. I listened to some very relaxing NA music the other day when I was getting the touch up on my eyebrow tatooing at the dermatologist. So I just have to find some somewhere. Didn't find any at Target or K-Mart. Guess I need to get to a music store at the mall or something. It seemed like it would be good meditating music.
Anyways....I look forward to having another really good day today. I have lots to keep me busy and I'm feeling pretty good. I hope things are going well for y'all. Enjoy your weekend, okay?
- Friday Apr 04, 2003
Hi, there, gang!! Well, I'm having another good day, 2 in a row, yippee! I just finished my walk around the block 4 times again, took 48 minutes once again. Whew, then I filled the bird bathes and feeders and here I am. Dripping, haha! It was 70 degrees with the sun shining, a little breeze, not as much as yesterday. So it was a very pleasant walk, if you can call walking that fast pleasant. But I really enjoyed it. I need to get back with doing the ab exercise again though, I haven't done any for several days. My neck has been bothering me, as I've said before, so I didn't want to strain it doing crunches or the arm exercises, darnit! It seems every time I get going with a routine, something comes up to mess it up. Oh, well. The eating part is going well, so far. I'm going out this afternoon to K-Mart (our K-Mart is closing, waaah, so I want to see what kind of bargains I can find) and Target and maybe Ross, they've got swim suits on sale there. I really don't need anything but I love to shop sometimes, not always. And I'm in a good mood today but I'd better watch out for those check-out candy bars, hehe. I want to see a nice loss again on Monday.
Okay, I've got to go shower now and then have a bite of lunch. Yesterday went really well, with 23 points for the day and I had plenty of veggies! So I'm going for that again today. I can do it, right? Have a great weekend, everyone!
- Thursday Apr 03, 2003
Okay, doing better today!! I just finished my walk around the block--4 TIMES!! That comes out to 2.8 miles. It took me 48 minutes. The sun is shining and temps in the 70's, kinda windy though, but that kept me cool enough. I had only figured on doing 3 times around but after that much I still felt great and, well, so many of you here are doing so much more than I that I just had to go for another time around. And walking against the wind sometimes had to make me burn more calories, right? The eating part is going well today too. And it will continue! I just have to remember that candy bars are the enemy and I just cannot fraternize with them! Bad candy, BAD!! And thank you all for your comments. Glad to hear you're doing fine, PastaGal, if maybe somewhat frazzled. Don't worry about making an entry, I just tend to worry about people when they're not here for awhile and you've been a regular for so long, like me.
So it's nice to be alone today so that I can make an entry without someone looking over my shoulder. DS is at work and DH is at Mom's, painting yet. So it's nice and quiet here with just the cat and me. You know what, I forgot to mention---why is it that, for awhile here lately, I had to put my name and password in before I could get to my entries, and now, I don't have to? Not that it matters, just wondered.
Okay, gonna go now. Time to fix lunch. I think I'll have some veggie soup and crackers. Maybe even take a nap *yawn*. Oops, I forgot, the trip to Las Vegas is on now but I'm not going to go. DH doesn't want to go and he may have a job by then and I just don't want to leave home right now, the way things are. I want to be with him if something bad is going to happen. And then there's that SARS going around. I think Las Vegas would be a place you might catch it, what with all the people from foreign countries there. So it's just Mom, my brother and sister and BIL. I'm just happy, staying home, and besides, look at the money I will save. I just had that vacation in Feb. on the cruise and spent way too much money then. But mostly, I love my DH and don't want to be apart from him. Is anyone gagging yet? Hah! So I hope you're all having as great a day as I am today. See ya's tomorrow.
- Wednesday Apr 02, 2003
Okay, here it is my 3 year anniversary at the DD and I'm doing terrible!! Well, I guess it could be worse but still....It all started this afternoon in WalMart with a candy bar. Why, oh why, do they have to have those at the checkout?! If I had to buy a whole pack, I wouldn't. But when you can just get one, I'm lost. I had been doing fine so far today. So then I just kept eating the rest of the afternoon! AND I didn't exercise this morning! I just couldn't drag myself out of bed even though I woke up when the radio came on at 7am. Bad Soonie!! I had good intentions but didn't follow them through. Better luck tomorrow. I feel like such a failure and I know that's not a good thing either.
Did anyone see Oprah today? I know it was a repeat but it was the good one where she and Bob Greene talked about losing weight. Some really good points. Am I an emotional eater?? What do you think?! Hah!
Okay, I'll see ya's all tomorrow when I WILL be having a better day. I just can't allow myself to put back the 2 pounds I lost last week. I'm so tired of going up and down! Have a good night!