- Wednesday Oct 09, 2002
Here it is, hump day again! The weeks are going by so fast. Good morning! It's a beautiful day here, not a cloud in the sky, a cool 64 degrees at 8am. Going up to about 90 again today. Well, I'm off to a good start, just got back from a 50 minute walk with DH, probably about 2.5 miles, I'd say. We keep up a pretty good pace. So how's your day going? Good, I hope. Yesterday was pretty good for me, I had 24 points for the day, at least 96 oz of water and my morning exercise. Then, after breakfast, I went out to the mall. I hadn't been there for quite awhile so I had a good time shopping. Also looked at the recumbant bikes in Sears and they had a couple of good ones but I still would like to check out the Schwinn ones someday. Guess there's no hurry but I sure would like to have one. I enjoyed the one I used to have before we moved. Oh, I lost out on the Richard Simmons videos on ebay but I put in a new bid on some other ones, 3 of the "Sweatin to the Oldies" tapes. I think that would be fun to have 3 different ones to switch off with. I hope I get these, can't wait. It ends on the 13th. I'll let you know.
Okay, must go do the arm weight-lifting exercises now. I sure miss Pasta here lately and hope everything is going well for her and her family. Take care and have a great day!
- Tuesday Oct 08, 2002
Okay, the "day off" is over and I'm back on track! I just finished doing a 60 minute walk on the treadmill--3.25 miles, and I feel great! Good to be back. And someone else who's back---STELLA!! I'm so glad you're back, girl, and don't hang your head, we've all been there, right? Welcome back, friend, I hope you will be staying for a long time.
Yesterday---I know I said in the chat that I was bad, bad, bad, but really, after I thought over what I had eaten, it wasn't as bad as I'd thought for a day off kinda thing. Only one meal was way out of range and I have no idea how many points I consumed, but that was the point of the "day off". And if I still lose weight this week, I'll keep doing the day off thing. At least I got some work done on the house yesterday, heh.
So I had a disturbing comment yesterday from Herb, I'm not sure of his intent. I just want to say that since most men have that short hair thing going on, and never a hair out of place, and they don't have to do the blow-dry thing or the mouse thing or the hair spray thing everyday, they do just don't understand, okay?! Unless they have that comb-over thing, THAT, I guess, would be a hard thing to handle, always wondering if it's all in place and all. Could that be you, Herb? Point taken! Anyway I just didn't know how to take that comment.
Okay, must get to those 100 ab crunches and then the shower and breakfast. I still miss Muggg and Maria so if you are out there, girls, please come back and let us know how you're doing, okay? Guess I have a hard time handling changes in life, huh? Take care and have a great day, everyone! See ya in the chat!
- Monday Oct 07, 2002
Woohoo! Woohoo! Oh, happy day! I can't believe I lost 3 pounds this week. And really, it was only 6 days, I didn't really start until Tuesday. So I'm off to a good start. Next week----the 150's! Woohoo!!
Okay, today is my "day off". I'm not exercising or counting points BUT.....I'm NOT heading off to McDonald's or anything. Don't think I didn't comtemplate that idea for awhile. But I just decided that I would stick to good food here at home but just relax a bit with the points. You know what I mean? So then tomorrow I will get right back on that ole wagon. I remembered how yucky I feel after eating all that junk from McD's and just said "no way". And I feel so good about that. Yayyyyy, me! My legs and arms and abs are all sore so I think they deserve a day off. What do you all think?
Yes, Herb, we didn't go because of my hair, really, I'm just that way about it. I know, my DH always says "your hair looks fine" but then, he has to say that, you know? I try not to care but I can't help it. Sometimes I think I will just wear a hat until it grows out again. Men just don't understand.
The weather here has changed a little today, we may get some rain. It's cloudy but the temps are about the same, high of 81 today. (Okay, that's the weather report) I'm going to just enjoy my day off but I do have lots of work around the house to do. DH went fishing yesterday and won't be back til this afternoon sometime. They fish all night. So I have the messy house all to myself. Oh, and I plan on getting into the chat tonight, it's a good time for me. It will be 5pm here then. See ya's there. Be there or be square, hahaha. (showing my age again) Take care and have a great day!
- Sunday Oct 06, 2002
Okay, 6 days straight of exercise. We just got back from a nice 50 minute walk. What a great day! The weather is beautiful. And I had another good day yesterday. I ended up taking another walk on my treadmill for 40 minutes in the evening. I learned something too--it's harder for me to exercise in the evening, I breath harder and it just seems to be more difficult and I was only doing 3mph! But once I got past the first 15 minutes it was better.
We had decided to go to TGI Friday's for a late lunch, early dinner for our anniversary. But when I was trying to get ready I got all fussy about my d@#$ hair and just felt too ugly to go anywhere. Poor DH. So we just ate bologna sandwiches and went to my Mom's house, she needed some things at the grocery store. On the way home we stopped at Sonic, I had the bright idea to get a milkshake (they have the best), thinking it would probably only be 10 or 12 points. I got the strawberry cream pie shake, mmmmmm, after all, it was our anniversary, right? So when we got home, I went straight to Dottis Weight Loss Zone site to check the points---they didn't have the strawberry cream pie shake but the chocolate cream pie shake is 18 points!! That put me up to 32 points for the day and it was only 6pm. I'm allowed 20-25 points each day. So that's why I did the extra walk and I didn't eat another thing the rest of the day. Maybe the shake won't hurt too much then. We'll see at tomorrow's weigh-in. Anyway that was my day. I did get on here to read entries, there weren't many yesterday. And no one was in the chat when I tried.
Okay, must go do arm exercises now. I may just take tomorrow off, I don't know yet. Maybe 6 out of 7 days of exercise is enough. See how I feel about it tomorrow. Have a good day and get out there and shake that booty!
- Saturday Oct 05, 2002
Oh, what a beautiful morning....Okay, I'll stop singing, haha! A great day here, a few whispy clouds, the sun is shining and in the low 60's. It's 9:00am and DH and I went for a 40 minute walk already and I did 100 ab crunches. We even took a 25 minute walk yesterday before dinner so I've had lots of exercise. And I did well with the eating and the water thing. So another great day. Hope I can keep stringing them along. Not much planned for today even though it's our 34th anniversary (yeah, we're old). Every day is special with us though so we don't really need to celebrate.
Okay, gotta go head for the shower and get the rest of the day started. Maybe I'll find someone in the chat later today, I hope. Have a great day and get out there and MOVE IT!
- Friday Oct 04, 2002
Good morning! Woohoo, it's Friday, huh? Although when you're retired as we are, it doesn't make much difference what day it is, hahaha! But I'm thinking of all you working people. I got up at 6:30 this morning and headed out to Super Wal-Mart for a little shopping. I hate going during the day, it's sooooo crowded. So I didn't get on the treadmill until 9:00, did my 50 minutes--2.69 miles, added a few hills, which got my heart a-pumping but I just kept thinking of how good my butt is going to look someday--and then went outside to do my upper body weight lifting. I'm using the diving board for a weight bench. heh. But the nats kept bothering me. Oh, well. Next, I will eat some breakfast and hit the shower. Whew, it's already 10:20 and I haven't eaten a thing. Usually I'm eating breakfast at 9 with Regis and Kelly.
Yesterday went well except for the Baked Doritos, apple butter sandwich and candy I ate while watching ER. I don't know what got into me, I'd had a good dinner. Oh, well, that's the past and nobody's perfect. Up until that, I was doing really well the past few days. Oh, I made my first bid on Ebay yesterday for some Richard Simmons tapes. I thought they would be fun to do, Sweatin' to the Oldies and such. I don't have many exercise videos. I should be doing my Yoga for Dummies tape too, I like that one. Anyways, wish me luck getting the tapes.
Okay, I'm starving, gotta go. I hope you all have a great day. Has anyone heard from Stella? I miss her and think of her often. And I miss Maria too. I hope they are both doing well. So go out there and do some moving, okay? Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things, hahaha!
- Thursday Oct 03, 2002
Ow! My shoulders hurt. I didn't do very many upper body lifts but I was using 10 pound weights, DOH! I only have one 5 pound weight so I need to get another one. I need to do the ab crunches today. We just finished a 50 minute walk outside, DH and I. It's 62 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Going to 78 today here. My sinuses are killing me today, must be the change in the temperatures.
They decided what was wrong with my Mom. She had been on very strong anti-biotics for about 3 months because of the infection she got in her back surgery in June. So it messed up her colon somehow and caused an infection there. Now she has to take a different kind of anti-biotic to clear that up. She is still in the hospital but may get out today.
I did well again yesterday, eating and exercise and water. 150's, here I come! I hope you are all doing well too. I miss Pastagal and JellyBelly here. I hope they come back. Have a great day!
- Wednesday Oct 02, 2002
Happy hump day, everyone! (In case you don't know what that means, it's Wednesday, the middle of the work week, get your mind out of the gutter) Okay, off to a good start this morning. It's 8:30am and I just finished 50 minutes on the treadmill, 2.78 miles. I added a few fast sprints this morning. Next I will do a little upper body work with the weights, hope my shoulders don't act up again. I won't use the heavy weights. TJ, my motivation for doing the exercise is that I think about how much quicker I will lose the fat and I really feel great after working out. You probably know how it releases the endorphins when you exercise and no matter how crummy you feel when you start, you always feel better when you're finished. I used to hate it, the sweating and all, but now I relish the sweat, hahaha! So get out there and try it, you'll like it. Just start out with as much as you can do and you'll gradually work your way up. I started out at 195 lbs and I could barely walk a block, so you can see, you have to take baby steps, okay? Hope that helps you. Oh, and I always exercise in the morning, if I don't, somehow I never get to it later. I used to sleep til 10am most days (sheesh!) but now I get up at 6 or 6:30 so I can fit it in and then I have the rest of the day for whatever.
Yesterday went pretty well. I ate well, had my exercise, lots of water. I could have really messed up since we had to take my Mom to the ER. We sat around there for awhile and I was so hungry! But I just waited til I got home. DH had suggested a nice hamburger out but I said "I'm on my diet". Anyways, Mom was having stomach pain and just feeling miserable. She had trouble before with low potassium so her doctor told her to get to the ER. They ran all the tests and haven't found anything yet. They admitted her so she's been there over night. You know how things like that always throw me off the track but I did well for the day. Yeah, me!
Okay, gotta go get some more work out in. (?!) It's a beautiful day here again today but WINDY!! Take care and have a great day. I hope to get back here to read some entries later, didn't get to yesterday. But I did have a nice chat with Bandmom. Buh-bye!
- Tuesday Oct 01, 2002
Good morning, everyone! It's the first day of the rest of my life and so far, a good one. I just finished 50 minutes on the treadmill--2.67 miles. Not a record-breaker but it's a start. I accidently grabbed the wrong walking tape. It started out at 3mph but kept increasing the speed with each song until I was going 4mph on the second side--or at least that fast, I don't know, I couldn't keep up. Yeesh! Then it gradually slowed down to 3mph at the end. The last song was "You Light Up My Life"--how slow can you get?! Hehe! It was a lot slower than I was walking so I just slowed down and started singing along. That always was one of my better songs, hahaha! The window was open and they probably heard me clear down the street but I didn't care, I felt gooooood, poor people. I meant to do the straight 3mph tape but this one is definitely a keeper and I will keep it in my repertoire. So here I am, working on my second 24oz bottle of water. I haven't been doing so well with that the last couple of days either. How are you all doing? Did you "just do it" yet? I still need to go do some ab crunches. I may get out today and search for an exercise bike, I don't know. It's a beautiful day, a cool 75 degrees so far, with a nice breeze and sunny sky. Only going to 86 today. That's great for this area. Autumn is here! DH just left to take my Mom's dog to the vet to get her teeth cleaned. Have I told you what a wonderful hubby I have? He just does so much for everyone. He's retired so he has lots of spare time but still......What a great guy, I'm so lucky. Okay, must get going here. I hope you all have a great day. Thanks for all the encouragement. Maybe I'll see you in the chat, no one is ever there when I check in. Buh-bye!
- Monday Sep 30, 2002
Weigh-day, again! Could have been worse, I guess, the way I was eating. I started the week saying, "I'm going to eat the way I should even if we do go out to eat a lot" but then, I just went and ate anything and everything I wanted. Baaaaad Soonie. Yet again I have screwed myself up royally. With my son here for the week, I was all off my eating and exercise so I said the heck with it, as I usually do when things are not "the normal". We took him to the airport this morning (it's now 8:15am) and I miss him already. Oh, well, that's how we Moms are, huh? Anyways, now I can get back to business. I feel big as a house right now. How could I ever stand myself back when I was 195 (I'm only 5'4")?! I didn't get exercise this morning and don't feel like it now, I was up at 5 and didn't get much sleep. So I will probably take a nap later instead. I know, not a very good start. But tomorrow's another day. I guess I'm just not as good at this as some of you are. You'd be out there walking or doing some strenuous exercise video. I'M TOO TIRED!! So you'd say, "Do it later" I know, I know, I can just hear you. I know all the things I should do, but here I am. Giving myself one more day off. I promise, I promise, tomorrow I will start. Okay?
I decided I want to get another recumbant exercise bike. I had one before we moved here and DH said he would get me another one after we moved. Turns out we could have fit it into the rental truck after all but he'd already sold it to a friend. It was a Schwinn and almost brand new, I didn't have it very long. Anyways, I watch so much TV at night now I thought I could be riding the bike at the same time. I want to start exercising in the morning and at night. I hope you're not all out there saying, "yeah, right, you've said all this before, when are you going to do it?" I know that's what I say when I'm reading someone else's entry and they keep making promises and not keep them. But they say you shouldn't look back all the time and forget the past. So that's what I'm going to do, I'm forgiving myself for all my past mistakes and broken promises.
Okay, sorry this is so long. I'm going to go try to get caught up with you all now. I hope you're doing great. Have a terrific day! See you in the chat room.