- Wednesday Nov 27, 2002
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!! Just wanted to come in to wish you all a good holiday. I'm sure most of you are really busy this morning, getting things ready for tomorrow. Since we already had our turkey dinner, tomorrow is just a regular day for us. I keep forgetting that it's Thanksgiving tomorrow, I feel like it is already passed. So I'll just be spending my time getting ready for the trip to Sedona. Anyone who sends me their address, I will send a post card from my trip, okay? Also maybe I will be able to make an entry if the resort has internet access, sometimes they do.
Well, you all take care and I'll see ya's soon. I will miss you all. And have a happy turkey day! (Oh, BTW, the eyebrows turned out great!)
- Tuesday Nov 26, 2002
DON'T WORRY, I'M NOT GIVING UP!! I must thank Biscotti, Pasta, Kyrin, Indievegan, and Grayjay for getting behind me and offering all the encouragement. Thank you all so much, it really brought a nice smile to my face. And you're right, Kyrin, I did feel much better later in the day, even though I never did get that walk in. I must tell you all, when I think of giving up, I know it would mean gaining all that weight back plus more and THAT SCARES THE HECK OUT OF ME!! There's just no way I would ever give up. But--I'm kind of taking some time off for the rest of this week. We're leaving for our week's vacation on Saturday and I know that's no excuse, but it seems whenever I have something huge looming over me--you know, the getting everything ready, the packing, the putting the hold on the mail, the making sure someone will take care of my cat, and all the rest of the worry--I just can't make myself keep up the exercise and all the worrying about what I'm eating. I guess it's just the way I am even though I know I really need to do it, especially this week when I know I will probably be even more relaxed with everything while I'm gone. Although, I'm sure the DH and I will be taking lots of walks and exploring all the sights around where we are going. And the resort has an exercise room too so I'm going to be checking that out also. My eating habits have improved so much lately I don't think I will have much of a problem with that either. So, anyways, I'm just not going to be going "hog-wild" but not worrying so much about my weight either. Then when I get back, it's right back into the groove. That's the plan!
I am really looking forward to having this whole week alone with the DH where we can just do whatever we feel like doing or just relaxing. I just hope the weather will cooperate. I know it will be a bit colder there since it's about 200 miles north of here but it would be really pretty to see some snow on all the red mountains there. I still need to get out all my warmer clothes from storage.
So this morning I didn't get up to walk, I colored my hair instead, LOL. I have a long-awaited appointment this afternoon to get my eyebrows "tattooed". Since I'm "so old" I hardly have any left and I hate messing with eyebrow pencil and it never looks good anyway, so I opt for the tattooing job. It hurts but it's so worth it.
Okay, enough rambling, as Charlotte would say. I don't know if I will make any more entries before I leave Saturday or not. I will sure miss the DD and all of you. And thanks again for all the support. If you don't hear from me, I'll be back on Dec. 9. Take care, everyone!
- Monday Nov 25, 2002
Up a pound, guess that says it all. Yesterday was our turkey day. I tried not to eat too much but I guess I didn't succeed. So today is off to a bad start. I'm feeling real depressed. I should exercise but now my schedule is all off since I slept in. So I'm taking the day off. I want to just forget the whole diet-thing and do whatever I want but I know that will just make things worse than what they are. And that scares me. I don't want to get fatter again and undo all the work I've done. But, darnit, I did work pretty hard this week, exercised a whole hour yesterday and really didn't eat as much as you might think considering the gain and I didn't even eat lunch yesterday. So I'm pretty disappointed! I just wanted to weigh the same, that's all, is that too much to ask?! Sorry this is so depressing. As Oscar the Grouch would say "Have a crappy day"! (No, not really, that's just the way I feel right now, sorry)
- Thursday Nov 21, 2002
Good morning, everyone! Just finished a 60 minute walk on the treadmill. I figured I'd better step up the exercise the rest of this week since I didn't do any yesterday again. And Sunday we have our Thanksgiving dinner at Mom's because everyone can't get together on Thanksgiving. Then I have weigh-in on Monday. So I'm not expecting a loss this week but I'm going to keep the damage to a minumum. And I will watch my portion sizes on Sunday. Knowing I have to weigh-in on Monday should help. I don't know what happened yesterday, I was feeling the stress from a lot of things and DH was gone fishing for the day, so when the cat's away, the mouse will play, I guess. Well, it's over and I will just try to make up for it.
Saw the gynie doc on Tuesday and, as I thought, we are making a change in the hormone replacement therapy. She also thinks I may have food allergies that are exaggerating the irritable bowel. And the meds the gastro doc prescribed are not working well with that either so I may give him a call today. I think I've forgotten how it feels to have a really good day, ya know? But I know a lot of you have worse problems than I do and we just have to do the best we can with what we're dealt, right? At least my mornings are usually pretty good so I can get the exercise over with then. The bad part of the day comes a bit later, heh.
Okay, time to go do the lower body work which I did not do 2 days ago. I'm way behind. I hope you all have a great day! Take care.
- Tuesday Nov 19, 2002
Good morning! I just finished my 40 minute walk on the treadmill and resting a little before I do my lower body workout. I didn't do too badly yesterday, stopped at Sonic for a strawberry cream pie shake though. That was my big treat for the day. I didn't get my usual amount of water in either. So today it's back to the basics.
Just when you think everything is going great---someone drops a bomb on you. I found out yesterday that my medical insurance will be discontinued in May. It seems the state of Arizona won't let this company provide insurance to Arizona residents. Have you ever heard of such a crock?! And I had such a hard time finding a company that would insure me a few years back because once they hear you are diabetic, they don't want you or want to charge you ridiculous premiums. Even though my diabetes is controlled with diet and exercise and I haven't taken medication for it for 4 years now. So now I have to find another insurance company---wish me luck. I don't even know where to start! Any advice would be welcome.
Okay, gotta go get busy with my lower body and ab work. It's pretty cold here this morning--lower 40's but the sun is shining and going up to 77 today. So I'm not complaining. Have a great day!
- Monday Nov 18, 2002
Okay, got rid of that pesky half pound. I was hoping for more, it does seem to be going really slow, doesn't it? But I'm feeling pretty good and am grateful for that. Still can't get my smaller jeans done up so I will use that for a measure. When they fit good, then I know I'm really doing it. And as I look back on the week, I did miss a few days of exercise and probably ate a little more than I should have, so if I do better this week, I should see a better loss. And I am building some muscle---DH said my boobs are getting firmer, he can tell, hehe! Ain't that great? Especially for an old broad like me. So I will definately keep up the weight lifting.
No exercise today. You may ask "why not?" since I really didn't have that good of a week last week. But I thought I'd take today off and then try to get in 6 days straight. I know, I know, I've said that before but this week will be different, haha! Famous last words! Hold me to it, okay? And I took DH out to IHOP for breakfast too! I didn't eat much, I mostly do it so we can spend a little time together with no distractions and he does love to go out and eat. So we had an enjoyable time.
Okay, I'll be back tomorrow to let you know how I'm doing. I hope you all have a great day. Get out there and enjoy life, okay? You are worth it! See ya!
- Sunday Nov 17, 2002
Okay, just finished a 60 minute walk on the treadmill!! Whoopee! Still have to do the upper body exercises yet. I just have to get this body in some kind of shape since I just found out----I'm going on a cruise!! With my Mom. February 1 for a week in Mexico. Mom is itching to go somewhere so she decided on a cruise and she needs someone to share the cabin with. She booked a balcony suite!! She likes to go first class, haha! So, lucky me, I get to go with her. Of course, I have to pay most of my share but DH says it's fine with him, what a great guy, huh? Anyway, now I have even more incentive to lose this weight and get in shape. And so does Mom, she's working on it too. We will be 2 foxy old broads doing Mexico!
So yesterday was a perfect day for me, dietwise. I did the 40 minute walk on the treadmill, lower body workout, 90 oz of water, ate within my points, but I did eat a little past 7pm. My SIL called just as I was sitting down to dinner at 6:30 so I had to talk to her for about 15 minutes and didn't finish my dinner until 7:15. So sue me! I don't think that counts, does it? But I didn't eat any more for the rest of the night. That's good enough for me! So I'm calling it a perfect day, hmpf!
Okay, time to go. Hope you're all having a great weekend. See you after my weigh-in tomorrow. I hope I get to change that number there for the better. I'd even be happy with a half pound loss. Take care and enjoy your day!
- Saturday Nov 16, 2002
Happy Saturday!! I'm here a little early this morning, just got up. It's 7:15 and as soon as I'm finished here, I'm going to get my walk on the treadmill. It's about 40 degrees and too cold for me to walk outside. Besides the DH is gone for the weekend and I don't like to walk around here by myself. DH is gone with my brother to my brother's property up north to do a little work. They will stay the night in a friend's camper and come home sometime tomorrow. I will be praying all weekend that they are safe and get back home okay. I worry so much when he is gone. It's out in the boonies so if anything were to happen, it's a long way to the ER. And there are lots of wild animals up there but DH says they are all hibernating now since it's so cold there. Men just know everything, don't they?!
So yesterday was a pretty good day again. Maybe a little high on points but at least I had the exercise and all my water for the day. And no eating after 7pm, hehe!
Okay, must go get started. Hope you all have a great day! Hey, how come I never find anyone in the chat room? Does anyone ever go there?
- Friday Nov 15, 2002
Good morning!! I'm back! Just finished my 40 minute walk on the treadmill and I feel great! So good to be back in the groove. But I had that little voice this morning telling me "Go back to be-e-ed, it's so-o-o co-o-old, it would feel so-o-o go-o-od to just go back to sleep under the warm covers" but I didn't listen and I'm glad now I didn't! @#$% little voice.
So it's 8:05 here and the sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky, going up to 70 degrees today but it was 44 degrees when I got up at 6:15 and my bedroom is cold, we haven't turned the heat on yet. The rest of the house gets the sunshine but my room doesn't in the fall and winter so it's colder there, darn. So I just pile on the blankets, hehe.
Yesterday was a pretty good day, no exercise though, but I did okay with the food and water parts and no eating after 7pm. I plan on doing just super these last 3 days before weigh-day, I really want to see another loss this week. That would make 4 weeks of losing in a row.
Okay, must go do some upper body work now, it's been awhile. You all take care and have a great day. See ya later!
- Thursday Nov 14, 2002
Good morning, everyone! Still not doing too well, no exercise this morning. TOM is still really bad, time to call the gynie doc, I imagine she'll want to change my HRT dosage or something. Can't help thinking maybe this is making me lose some weight, how sick is that?! I was up and down all night so slept in this morning til almost 8. It's almost 9 now.
Yesterday wasn't too bad but no exercise. Had my perm and my hair looks better than it was, thank goodness. Didn't accomplish much all day though. The weather here is so beautiful, I consider myself lucky to have it and would love to get out for a walk but, alas, no walks lately. I'm really looking forward to having this all over so I get back to my usual routine.
You all take care and have a great day! See ya tomorrow! Oh, almost forgot--don't forget to watch Oprah today, childhood obesity, if you're interested in that kind of thing. Buh-bye!