- Thursday Oct 24, 2002
Hi! Just got back from my 30 minute walk with DH. Yeah, every once in awhile, I take him out for a little exercise, hehe! He did suggest going to Denny's this morning, but I turned that down. It wasn't easy! It's another beautiful day here, 60 degrees, the sun is shining as it does almost every day here. I'm just so glad to be out of Cincinnati!! I used to hate it when there were days at a time when you didn't even see the sun. And the snow, don't get me started! Although I know we didn't have it as bad as some parts of the country, but still, I'm so grateful to live in such a beautiful place. Anyways.....
Yesterday wasn't so good on the eating part. It's not that I ate a bunch of junk, I just ate a little too much of the good stuff. It seems when that 7pm starts rolling around, I want to eat a lot because I know I won't be eating after 7. So I must fight that, I feel so much better when I have good control.
I still haven't received the Richard Simmons tapes yet. I wonder what the hold up is. But I did buy a "Pilates for Dummies" tape at K-Mart yesterday so I'll have to check that one out.
Okay, gotta go get the upper body workout done--operation: super arms--hehe! Today is our day for doing stuff for Mom so I'll be going over there later. Her back is still not completely healed and she can't lift heavy things or do bending over, so we do the cat's litter box and pick up the dog doo in the back yard and take out the garbage and stuff like that. I hope you are all doing great on your plans. Get out and enjoy the day, if you can. See ya!
- Wednesday Oct 23, 2002
Happy Wednesday, everyone! It's 8am here and the sun is shining, about 65 degrees, going up to 81, so should be another nice day. I'm really enjoying it! Just finished my walk on the treadmill--5 minutes of warm-up, 30 minutes at 3.6mph, and 5 minutes of cool down, so a total of 40 minutes this morning (but I'm sure you figured that out, hee) Already had 40+oz of water too. Next comes the lower body workout, ab crunches and project:fine butt. It's got a long way to go, what I could see of it this morning, haha!
Yesterday was a great day. I did very well on my eating and no eating after 7pm for the 4th day. It's not so very hard for me, I find. I usually watch TV and read during the commercials so I don't have time to think about it. I take my sugar-free Metamucil at 8pm so that fills me up too. That doesn't count as eating, does it? No, I say!! I was out running around most of the day too, went to the doc and did some shopping. So all around, a fine day! And I feel GREAT!! Here's to another just like it.
Wow, it's so nice to see some of the "oldsters" back here again. I just love that. Although I haven't had time to read everyone or comment. Has anyone talked to Pastagal? I sure miss her and hope she's doing okay. Also, JellyBelly, if you're out there, come back! I feel like I've been here forever--2 1/2 years now. I don't know what I'd do without the DD, you're all so great.
Okay, must get busy now, I'm all cooled down and starting to get cold, haha. Have a great day! And remember--a body in motion tends to stay in motion, a body at rest tends to stay at rest--so get out there and MOVE!! See ya!
- Tuesday Oct 22, 2002
Good morning! This will be quick, I still need to get to the weights yet. Just finished my 30 minutes on the treadmill. I do 2 minutes of warm up, 30 minutes at 3.4mph and 2 minutes of cool down, so it's a total of 34 minutes actually. Then I do about 5 minutes of stretching. And here I am. I've got a busy day today so I must get at it.
Sunflowers, I should be getting the Richard Simmons tapes this week, I can't wait to try them. They are Sweatin' to the Oldies 1,2 and 3. Should be fun except I'm kind of a clutz when it comes to aerobics, haha.
Biscotti, I'm not doing so well with the appetite ogre either. At least, I'm doing the exercise and getting all the water. We'll get to those 150's, you'll see.
Okay, must go! Have a great day! See ya!
- Monday Oct 21, 2002
I'm going the wrong waaaaaay! Heh, that always makes me think of that movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" if you remember it. Anyways.....you can see I had a bad week. But I'm doing good so far this week, hahaha! Just finished a 30 minute walk on the treadmill. I should be getting those Richard Simmons videos that I won on Ebay last week. I can't wait, something new to try. Also needed to add one more thing to my list of goals for the rest of the month---no eating after 7pm. So far the last 2 days I've kept that one up. Okay, must go do the ab crunches now. Have a great day! See ya!
- Saturday Oct 19, 2002
I'm ba-a-ack! Guess I wasn't missed. Anyhoo..... I took a few days off from life, I guess. I had some minor female problems but that's all taken care of now. I slept a lot and didn't do much else. Good ole gynie doc straightened everything out. Nuff said!
I've done a lot of thinking--again--and I feel kind of renewed. I've tweaked my plan and realize I was just kidding myself about the "day off" thing. Can't be done, at least, not by me. I feel like I have to fit as much junk in on that day off as I possibly can and that ain't good. So no more day off. Also, I'm not going to really count the points, just eat the good things that I should and have portion control. I find that when I count the points, I try to fit in the maximum everyday plus the exercise points and that leaves me eating way too much in the evening. No more. I'm also going to notice more if I'm eating when I'm really hungry and not just because it's time for a meal or a snack. I'm going to cut back on the bread, the sugar and so-called "legal" junk food, you know, the Wow chips and fat free cookies, like that. I'm going to start setting small goals every month too. And modify my exercise. I think when I was trying to do so much, I really had to force myself to do it. Now I'm going for 30 minutes of cardio 6 days a week and weight-lifting, specifically, the exercises in the Bob Greene book "Get with the Program". Heck, I didn't even know there were illustrated exercises in there until yesterday when I saw him on Oprah's show. I've had the book for months and haven't read it yet! I'm glad I didn't miss that show. Did you see the 40 year old lady who's on her 9th pregnancy and looks like a teenager?! Shame on me, if she can do it, I sure can. They said it's never too late to start. And I've been reading a new web-site (well, new to me) at http://bozoette.diary-x.com She is so inspiring! I've only read up to July of this year but she's doing so great, check it out if you like that kind of thing. And her journal is still going on today!
So I know I seem all fired up and I've been there before but I just keep on a-learning, it seems. I'm NEVER giving up on this, I just keep taking too many detours, heh! Here's my short-time small goal for the end of this month: >get into the 150's, finally >eat right, with no cheating AT ALL >exercise EVERY day, at least, the 30 minutes of cardio plus the weights >drink at least 96 oz of water every day
Did I leave anything out? So that's a start anyway. Hey, I kinda like the idea of setting a goal and having it down in writing. This is gonna work! I know there are only--what?--12 days left in the month? So this is very do-able, right? Then I will set new goals for next month. Okay, enough rambling. Take care and hope you're having a great weekend. See ya!
- Tuesday Oct 15, 2002
Good morning! I just finished a 40 minute walk on the treadmill. Not much but I really didn't even want to do any at all! I just feel very "blah" this morning and still crampy so I don't think I'll be doing the ab crunches this morning. I'll be glad when this is over. Yesterday was a total disaster--Denny's, Sonic and whatever I could find in the house that I usually deny myself. It could have been worse, at least I didn't eat to such a degree as to make myself totally nauseous (been there, done that!) And without any exercise I've probably put back on another couple of pounds, at least, that's what DH kept telling me all day. He was there when I got on the scale yesterday, bad mistake, and I feel like he's judging me by that number, you know, as it seems everyone does. Oh, well, I've shrugged that off and it's a new day, right? So I promise to get back with it and do really great today.
Got a question about the group chat---yesterday I was there, waiting for someone to come in and doing some other reading while I waited. Another small window came up with Bandmom trying to communicate with me but I didn't know what to do there. I tried but I guess I was doing something wrong. Before when I was there, that window didn't come up like that. Sorry Bandmom, I hope you didn't think I was snubbing you. And also, why do all the e-mails between 2 people go out to everyone on the list? I feel like I'm eavesdropping when I read them. And why is no one ever there when I check in, hahaha?!
Gosh, I sure hope PastaGal is doing okay. I miss her. I know her son was in a serious accident and I hope he's doing better now. My heart goes out to her and her family. If you're out there, Pasta, drop us a line, okay? We love you.
Okay, gonna go get my shower now and just take it kinda easy today. My belly hurts!!!Ouch! I hope you all have a great day. I'll be back later to read and comment.
- Monday Oct 14, 2002
My dear DD friends, what am I to do?! Up a pound this week. Okay, I've gone over all the excuses in my head of why this could be. Here's what I came up with----TOM is here, that's number one, I only exercised 4 out of 7 days, I only stayed within my points 5 out of 7 days and last, but not least, that !@#$% scale monster is a big creep! I'm asking myself, is this Monday off thing sabotaging my weight-loss? Did I really do that badly? A little voice is telling me "yes, you just didn't do well enough" but I'm trying not to listen to it. I'm reminding myself of all the exercise I did on the days I did exercise and all the things I wanted to eat that I didn't and all the times I felt hungry and stayed out of the kitchen. Don't I get something for this?! Or is it just that old scale monster thing? Should I just not listen to it this week and hope next week is better? This is your chance to let me have it, okay? Put your 2 cents worth in and tell me honestly what you think, please. Oh, and I'm still going to have my free day today. You're probably thinking "WHY???" after I've had such a fiasco at weight-in this week but, let's just say, I'm a very stubborn Soonie, okay? I just keep thinking "this has got to work". So DH and I are heading out to Denny's for brekky, I'm taking this day off. Oh, and yesterday I did stay within my points but never did get any exercise except for the usual moving around the house and doing some laundry. And I did have 96 oz. of water, maybe it just didn't all come back out yet, heh. So please give me some feedback, okay, say whatever you really think, I can take it, hahaha! Talk to you tomorrow, have a great day!
- Sunday Oct 13, 2002
Good morning, everyone! Although, for most of you, it's afternoon. It's 9:30am here and here's what's going on---I didn't get up to exercise this morning--but wait--I think I have a pretty good excuse (or 2 or 3). For one thing, we didn't get home last night til almost midnight from the picnic (which wasn't much of a picnic, but I'll tell you about that later) and I woke up with TOM this morning, sheesh. So not only am I tired and grouchy, I'm CRAMPY!! I may get ambitious later and do something though, who knows? And since tomorrow is weigh-day, I'm going to drink lots of water today and try to stay really low on my points.
Well, yesterday---the "picnic" turned out to be at Old Tucson, as I said, but I'd never been there. Turns out, Old Tucson is kinda like an amusement park, with lots of old-western type buildings and some rides, also some goofy shows put on at some of the buildings. Anyways, we got in for only $5 each and that included a ticket for a meal. There wasn't much choice with the meal, either BarBQ beef sandwich or BarBQ chicken sandwich, I chose the beef cause the chicken didn't look so good (big, big sandwich) along with some potato salad and BarBQ beans. The potato salad was awful, I ate a little of the beans and not even half my sandwich!! with Diet Pepsi. So I was patting myself on the back all night for that, haha. We saw a few shows (really goofy) and about 10:30, got back on the bus to take us back to the hospital parking lot where we had parked the car (which took 45 minutes) So that was it--we were home a little before midnight. And for us "old" folks, that's really late. Haven't been up that late in a looooong time! Then I was up at 7:30 this morning, DH waking me up. Thus, my feeling so blah this morning (along with that TOM). I know, I know, excuses, excuses! But that's the way the cookie crumbles (mmmmm, cookie!) Oh, and we did do a lot of walking around the park last night so that should count for something. And all that walking I did at the mall yesterday too. My tootsies were so sore last night!
So I didn't do so well yesterday on the challenge, although, when I looked up the points I had, it didn't turn out that I had more than my allowance, so that part was good. But with all the running around I did all day, I only had 72 oz. of water, so I didn't make that part of the challenge. The exercise part was good, the 50 minute walk with DH and the 100 ab crunches, which take me about 15 minutes to do, and all the other walking I did all day, so I'm happy with that. Just needed to fit in more water though. Oh, well.
Today I should be pretty busy--doing laundry, I have some shows I taped this week to be watched, I'm reading a good Stephen King book and there's always DD entries to read (didn't get to that at all yesterday) and I need to make some CD's. I may do a little exercise later and then, I may just take a nap instead, don't know yet. Okay, this has run on long enough, hope you're not too bored. Going to have a little breakfast now and watch the rest of NYPD Blue that I taped this week. (Yes, I watch TV while I eat every meal, a big no-no, so what?) You all have a great rest-of-the-day, okay? Buh-bye!
- Saturday Oct 12, 2002
Good morning, everyone! Happy Saturday to you all! I just got back from a nice 50 minute walk with the DH. It's a beautiful morning here, about 65 degrees at 8am and sunny, not a cloud in the sky. Going up to 88 today. Well, that's the weather report, heh. I had a good day yesterday for the first day of Kyrin's weekend challenge. I consumed 22 points, did 60 minutes of walking on the treadmill, 20 minutes of Yoga for Dummies tape, drank 112 oz of water, got between 7 and 8 hours of sleep and I commented on ALL the entries that were here before 2pmEDT. How's that? And I hope to do just as well today but I don't think I will have time to comment as much. After I get finished here, I have to do my 100 ab crunches, take a shower and then it's off to the mall. I have to stop and pick up some diet Coke for my Mom too. I have a couple things to take back to Sear's and they gave me a $5 coupon to use only today when I bought some stuff the other day. So of course I have to shop, right? I usually don't go out on Saturday but I feel adventurous today, hehe. Then later this afternoon we're going to a hospital picnic thing (my sister works for the hospital) at Old Tucson. We've never been there so it should be fun. I will be good with the eating, I promise. So that's my day. I hope you all have a good one, okay? Take care and remember---Success is never final...Failure is never fatal....It's the courage to continue that counts---Getting2Goal.com
- Friday Oct 11, 2002
Good morning! This will be short, I still have to do my workout on the treadmill. I just got back from Super Wal-Mart doing my weekly grocery shopping. It's 8:10am so I'm running later than usual. And I'm hungry already! But I will do my walking first then do my arm exercises and then breakfast. I never did get to do any exercise yesterday, unless you count doing my Mom's grocery shopping and dusting the tables and shelves in her living room. Then last night, I had a short-lived binge, which put me about 9 or 10 points over for me for the day, grrrrr! Oh, well, I'll just go on from here. Today will be a better day. Hope you all have a good one.