- Wednesday Nov 13, 2002
Gosh, I feel awful this morning! I slept in, didn't do any exercise, didn't sleep well and I have the IBS pain along with cramps, sheesh! Needless to say, I'm babying myself today. I also have a hair appointment at 1:00 so I hope I can drag myself out of the house. Just the thought of putting on clothes makes me cringe. But you should see my hair--no wait, better you don't. I will probably put a hat over it when I go, it's awful. I'm getting a perm again, haven't had one since April. I'm the kind that just hates messing with my hair, I like to pick it and let it dry. Lately, even when I spend time fixing it, it doesn't look good so I need to have something done. Hope it turns out okay. I'm a fanatic about my hair!
Yesterday I didn't do so well with the eating--I figure I had about 35 points so I was quite a bit over. I did real well with the water and exercise and didn't eat after 7pm so at least that part was good. I'd better do really well with the eating today since I didn't exercise. I've only had 20 oz of water so far too.
Okay, see you tomorrow. Have a great day!
- Tuesday Nov 12, 2002
Good morning, everyone! And a beautiful morning it is here--55 degrees with the sun shining and going up to 77 today. I just finished my 40 minute walk on the TM, it's about time I got back to it, right?! I just had 2 days off from exercise and that's not good. And I really hated getting out of my warm bed this morning but I did it. Still have to do the lower body exercises as soon as I finish here.
Yesterday was a really bad day for the diet and exercise--let's just say it was out the window, heh! Sunday was pretty good, eating-wise and I did get all my water but I never did get to any exercise that day either. Oh, well, all water over the dam, right? Today is a new day, a new start! And I will do well!
I was thinking this morning, while on the TM that I would like to take a picture of what I'm seeing while I'm walking on the TM out my window and put it up here, but I don't know how to do that. Is there a way to do that here? I'm so computer illiterate about these kinds of things. It seems I remember someone doing that here once.
Okay, must go now to do more exercise. Talk to you later and have a great day!
- Monday Nov 11, 2002
Whoopee, down a half pound---do I not sound excited?! Okay, okay, at least it was something. Really I didn't expect to lose any this week, what with it being "that" week. So I guess I'm happy?! And since I took Immodium the other day, I'm so backed up and bloated, sheesh! Be glad when this week is over!
I got up early to do my exercise, it's 6:30am here, but I'm debating on whether to do it. I think I'd rather take the DH out for brekky. I'm soooo tired, shouldn't have gotten up so early. Maybe I'll exercise later today. Those 2 voices in my head are arguing right now, ouch! I think the bad voice is winning. It's saying "one more day without exercise won't hurt, right?" "You can make up for it the rest of the week" The other voice is saying "but this is a bad week, you probably won't feel like walking on at least one day, I'm sure" But I'm soooo tired and weak, I give up! I think I'll just go cuddle with the DH. Tomorrow's another day! Have a good one! Buh-bye!
- Sunday Nov 10, 2002
Happy Sunday, everyone! No exercise today. After the rotten day I had yesterday, I deserve the rest. What happened, you might ask? It was a good day and a bad day. Let me tell you about the good stuff. I had 26 points (allowed 20-25 plus exercise points), did 20 minutes with Richard Simmons (whew, talk about that later), 40 minutes, 2 miles on the treadmill, did my upper body exercises, and had at least 90 oz of water. Oh, and no eating after 7pm. The bad part of the day was--I started on the new meds the doc gave me Friday. Bad side effects. I felt dizzy every time I stood up and the other side effect I won't go into, let's just say I took some Immodium finally. So I didn't take any more of the meds last night, needless to say, or this morning. I'm going to wait until I call the office tomorrow. Anyway, I just felt awful all day. At least I got in the exercise before I started to feel bad. So I'm taking today off, slept in and I'm being lazy so far. Maybe I'll take a walk with the DH later, we'll see. With weigh-day being tomorrow, I'd better eat really well today and get that water in. I don't expect a loss this week though since that TOM will be here any day now and I had a couple of not-so-good days this week. I'll let you know the results tomorrow, of course. Oh, about that "Sweatin' to the Oldies" workout---it was hard and now I know just how un-coordinated I really am, sheesh! How do you people do those exercise tapes?! By the time I figured out what they were doing, they were on to something else! I guess it just takes lots of practice, huh?
Okay, hope you're all enjoying your day, people. Take care. See ya tomorrow.
- Saturday Nov 09, 2002
Happy weekend, everyone! Well, I've got the first "Sweatin' to the Oldies" tape out and ready to go, so I'm going to try that first this morning. Since I've never done it, I will probably just do some of it then walk on the treadmill a bit, we'll see how it goes. Then I have upper body work to do. I'm running later than usual this morning. I thought since it was Saturday I would sleep in some this morning but still woke up before 6:30 so I've just been dragging around so far.
Yesterday---I did finally get in some exercise, walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes and did lower body and abs. Felt better for doing it too. At the doc's, I found out it must be Irritable Bowel Syndrome and back in May when I had to go to the ER, he thinks that was probably Diverticulitis that didn't show up on the Ultra-sound or the CT-scan. So he gave me a couple of drugs to start on and hopefully that will help. Also said "no seeds, no nuts and no popcorn". Anyways I guess I'll live, hah!
And yesterday was not a good food day either---I wimped out to the little voice in my head and stopped at Burger King for a fish sandwich, fries and small Coke. And I also ate some chocolate truffles that I bought at K-Mart! So I know I was way over on points for the day. Even though I only ate breakfast and my lunch wasn't until 3:00, so I just ate an apple and banana for dinner. And I didn't eat after 7pm. But I didn't quite get in all the water for the day. Good thing I did the exercise but I don't think that quite made up for it. Ya think!? Oh, well.....
Okay, Richard is waiting for me, must get going! Have a great day, people.
- Friday Nov 08, 2002
Good morning---or is it?! Well, I didn't get in the exercise this morning. The plan was to sleep in some this morning but wouldn't you know it, every other morning the DH is still sleeping when I hop on the treadmill and this morning, while I'm still in bed, he's up at 6:30!!! So I didn't get any more sleep! And I was soooo tired all day yesterday, that's why I thought maybe I just needed a little extra sleep this morning. Oh, well..... I know I still could have gotten to the walking early enough, but I have a doctor's appointment this morning at 11:00, need to leave before 10:30, and I'm kinda nervous about it. It's a new doctor, the one I was supposed to see last week but they cancelled on me, so they are going to try to fit me in this morning, sheesh! I want to make sure that I tell him all there is to tell and ask all the right questions, this is so important to me. I want to find out what is causing all this pain and some kind of treatment, ya know? It's what put me in the ER last May. Anyways, when I have something big on my mind like this, I just can't deal with the exercise and stuff until my mind is at rest. But I plan on getting to it later today, okay?
Yesterday was not a good day for me. I got very depressed, hormones, I think, but I had a bad afternoon of eating. Guess I just can't have 3 good days in a row, huh?
So that's it for now. I hope you're all having a good day. I just finished feeding the birds and watching them eat. There must be at least 100 birds in the front yard. I saw the usual doves and quail, also grackles, finches, woodpeckers, a female cardinal and 4 hummingbirds. They keep me entertained for quite awhile. Take care, everybody!
- Thursday Nov 07, 2002
Okay, I reached all my goals yesterday---26 points out of 20-25 plus the 4 extra for the 80 minutes of exercise I did, >100 oz of water, 80 minutes of walking plus the lower body exercises I did, and absolutely no eating past 7pm. Whoopee! 2 good days in a row. I took an extra walk before dinner for 40 minutes plus the usual 40 minutes in the morning. Still no exercise with Richard, sigh!
Hope you all have a fine day. Take care and enjoy life. Adieu!
- Wednesday Nov 06, 2002
Good morning, what a beautiful day!! The sun is shining, it's 45 degrees, going up to about 80 today and I feel great! I hope your day is going as well as mine is. Just finished 40 minutes on the T.M. and had 40 oz of water. Hey, that's an ounce a minute, heh! It's lower body and abs day so I'll get to that after I finish here.
I wish I could feel this good the whole day but after I get done exercising and showering and having breakfast, I'm ready to crash! Haha! Hey, go to www.youheardithere.com and click on "donate" and Campbell's soup will donate a can of soup in behalf of your favorite NFL team. You can only do it once a day though. I heard about this on the radio when I woke up this morning. Go ahead, it will only take you a minute, I'll wait.
So yesterday was a stellar day---no, not stella, where is she, BTW---I had 23 points, >100 oz of water, enough exercise, although I never did get to the R.S. tapes again, and no food after 7pm. Yippee, for me! Reached all my goals!
Today, I will do the same. Have some grocery shopping to do, some vaccuuming to do, and then, the rest of the day is all mine, woohoo! Oh, this morning, while I was walking on the T.M., I saw a coyote come and eat all the bread I had put out for the birdies. He was right outside my window and was really pretty. I heard them all howling last night after I went to bed too. I just love living way out here. Really, we're only 20 miles from downtown but it's pretty much desert out here. Anyways......
Gotta go, time to finish up the exercise. Hope you all have a great day! Take care. Buh-bye!
- Tuesday Nov 05, 2002
Good morning, everyone! How's your morning so far? I just finished 40 minutes on the treadmill. It's cold this morning--in the 40's, but the sun is shining, going up to 76 today. I want to thank everyone who commented to me, it makes me feel like you believe in me, so it keeps me going when I want to give up. Thanks! I hope to get back here today to read and comment, haven't done that for a few days.
Yesterday---well, I don't even want to discuss it! Let's just say it wasn't pretty. The only thing I did right was no eating after 7pm. The rest was a disaster. Oh, well, on with today!
Okay, time for the upper body work. I hope you're all exercising this morning or get to it later. Just a small amount can make you feel great for the rest of the day. Take care and have a great day! Ta-ta!
- Monday Nov 04, 2002
WooHoo!! I made it to the 150's, finally! And no fractions, either. Solid! I really am surprised because I didn't think I had done so well this week. But that just means I will do even better this week and lose more, right? Yippee!!
Okay, enough dancing around, settle down! Yesterday I did very well--23 points (I'm allowed 20-25 with extra for exercise) so that was good, 90 oz of water, my 50 minute walk and lower body exercises, and NO eating after 7pm. So I reached all my goals for the day. And you know what I've found? I really don't need to eat after 7pm, it's pretty easy for me. I just keep busy during the commercials, haha, reading or something and before I know it, it's time for bed. And I sleep better and I have so much energy lately.
Soooooo, no exercise this morning but I WILL exercise for the next 6 days, that's my goal this week. And I do have an early dentist's appointment this morning--9:30. Yuck! Then I have the whole day to myself, DH has gone fishing with my brother for the whole day. So after the dentist, I'm going---you guessed it---shopping! That should give me some exercise anyway. And then I'm going to try to fit in a walk or something some time today. Maybe I'll check out those Richard Simmons tapes I got and haven't even stuck in the VCR yet!
Okay, you all get out there and have a great Monday! It's a whole new week, you can do it! Heck, if *I* can do it, anyone can! See ya's later!