- Friday Sep 27, 2002
Hi! I know I asked questions about the chat the other day but right now, I'm kinda busy to get in there or answer your e-mail, Kyrin. I'm sorry. Right now I don't know of a good time to get in there for me to learn how to work it. I was there last night and had a nice talk with Bandmom so I guess I got it working okay. I think I'm hooked, hahaha. I just tried this morning but no one was there. It's almost 8:30am here, pacific time. We are on pacific time instead of mountain time because we don't go on daylight savings time here. So when everyone goes off daylight savings time, we will be back on mountain time. Does that make sense? Anyways I think that's how it is. So we're 3 hours earlier than eastern time right now but will be 2 hours earlier when they go off daylight savings time. I still don't know how to work the birthday thing or some of the others.
Well, diet is going terrible, I need to straighten up here. With my son here we eat out a lot and I just relax things a bit, hahaha. But I swear I'm going to do better today, okay? No exercise though. Yesterday we went to the Indian reservation casino and did some gambling, didn't come out ahead though. Then we ate lunch at a Chinese buffet, oops! This morning we're going to the ostrich farm near here. I want to get my son feeding the ostriches on our video camera. Don't know what else we'll do the rest of the day. It's still warm enough to get in the pool so maybe that again.
I'm sorry I haven't been able to get on here much lately. I miss you all and hope everyone is doing great. Maybe later today I'll come on and see what's going on here. Hope I see you in the chat room. Take care and have a great day!
- Thursday Sep 26, 2002
Help! Call me stupid, but I can't seem to figure out the chat room. What do I do after I get in there? It always looks like no one is in there. And what's with this "voice chat"? Can you still just use the old fashioned way of typing? I don't know what to do! BTW, I'm pam3580 in there. That was my user name at Yahoo before. Well, I'm going to go try it now but don't hold out much hope for success. I've tried at all kinds of times. What am I doing wrong? Hope to hear from you. Have a great day!
- Tuesday Sep 24, 2002
Good morning! We just got back from a 55 minute walk. The weather is great, if a little warm. About 80 already this morning, going for a high of around 100 degrees. The sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky. Our monsoon season is over so the humidity is below a pleasant 20%. I think we must have walked at least 3 miles. So I'm off to a good start. My eating hasn't been great lately, meaning I'm eating too many bad things and not enough good. But I'm not really pigging out, I guess. We went to eat at Macayo's yesterday for happy hour, I didn't eat much but had 2 glasses of regular Pepsi. And last night I had half of a chocolate fudge milkshake. Oh, and we went to Denny's for breakfast yesterday after picking my son up at the airport. Always have to get the grand slam since it's the best deal on the menu. But I didn't eat lunch so you can see how crazy my eating has been lately! Sheesh!! Maybe today will be a better day. But I am enjoying myself, hahaha. Okay, I hope to find time today to come here and read some of your entries, I really miss that. I hope you're all doing great. Take care and have a good day.
- Monday Sep 23, 2002
Hi! Just checking in cause it's weigh-day. Down a pound. The only reason I can figure for that is because I was having pms last week so retaining some water then. I haven't been a good DDer this week. We had a nice time in the White Mountains, which are in northern Arizona, BTW. About a 4 hour drive from where we live. So now I'm back. We leave for the airport in a few minutes to get my son, who's coming in from Cincinnati. He'll be here a week. I'll try to do the best I can this week, I promise to eat less but don't know if I'll get the time to exercise. Take care, talk to ya when I can. Hope you're all doing well. Thanks for all the comments.
- Monday Sep 16, 2002
Oh, my, have I been out of wack!! The weight shows it too. Sorry I haven't been here. I've had bad pms and have just felt "not-myself" for the last few days. As I've said before, "I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS!!" Oh, well, what can I do? I just gave in to it and here I am-- more weight to lose, heh.
We will be leaving shortly for our little vacation in the White Mountains. So I won't be back here until Friday. I hope you're all doing great, don't give in to those temptations like I did, okay? Have a terrific week!
- Thursday Sep 12, 2002
Good morning, everyone! Well, yesterday's over, let's get on with today! It's 7:50am here and I've already done my 45 minute walk, although I should have done more to make up for yesterday's mistakes, hehe. Oh, well. I won't talk about that here, let's just say it wasn't pretty. No exercise all day, bleah! But I sure learned a lot about the Trade Center and the heros and New York City. God Bless America!! Let's not ever forget 9/11!
I think I forgot to tell you---my middle son is coming for a visit on the 23rd, he'll stay a week. I'm really looking forward to that. I sure miss my boys. They are 36, 32 and 24 years old. Only the oldest one is married. They all live in Ohio and, of course, I live in Arizona,heh.
Well, I've been on my weight-loss journey for 5 years now, in case you didn't know. I know I started in Sept. of 97 but I don't know the exact date. Of course, I've only been at DD now for 2 1/2 years. I still haven't reached my dream goal but at least I've made some progress and I haven't gained it all back yet, haha. I started out 5 years ago at 195 pounds. I had just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in Feb. of that year. So that was my incentive to get going. And it really has helped there, I don't even consider myself diabetic anymore although the insurance company sure does! I was on Glyburide back then but now I don't take any meds for it and haven't for a long time. So, you see, it can help you to lose even a small part of the weight and get healthy.
Okay, gotta go do those darn ab crunches! Oh, the other day the DH mentioned that my belly was looking smaller already, whoopee! So you all get out there and do something healthy, even it's just a little, okay? Have a great day!
- Wednesday Sep 11, 2002
Good morning, everyone. I don't have much to say today, I just checked in and saw all the entries already this morning so I felt I had to stop in to say "Hi" and I'm thinking of you all and all that is going on today. I got up at 5:30 pacific time and turned on the TV immediately so I could observe the moment of silence with the rest of the world at 8:46EDT. It seems one year has not dulled the feelings of incredible shock at what had happened that day. The impossible scenes that are shown to us on TV from that day one year ago still leave us breathless with undescribable emotions that we felt then and still feel now. I pray for all those that were lost and the families and friends that were left behind. And I pray for our country's safety today and in the future. Take time out to remember. I love you all. Peace!
- Tuesday Sep 10, 2002
It's 8am and all's well! Good morning! I just finished an hour on the treadmill and, boy, did I do a lot of b@#$%ing and moaning this morning. My legs just didn't want to work right this morning but I did it! I tried a few minutes at 4mph again but my left shin hurt again so I gave that up but I did try an incline of 30% for a few minutes and that was okay so I think I'll try adding some more of that. I did 3.34 miles and burned 343 calories. I think I burned off some of those McDonald's toxins, hehe.
Yesterday, after the morning McDonald's fiasco, I didn't eat all day until dinner time. Then I ate chicken rice soup, ff crackers and V-8---4points. Then at about 8pm I had a serving of Baked Ruffles for another 2 points so I didn't do too badly the rest of the day. Except that was probably a lot of salt. Oh, well. Maybe that's why I sweated so much this morning.
So I think tomorrow I'm going to take the day off and get up early and spend the day in front of the TV, probably crying all day. I've been teary the last few days as I'm sure everyone is right now. I'm sure nothing bad is going to happen tomorrow but just thinking of what happened last year will be hard enough.
Okay, must go do those ab crunches now. I'm up to doing 100 now. Have a great day, everybody! See ya's tomorrow or maybe not. Take care.
- Monday Sep 09, 2002
Well, just a pound and a half but, ya know, if I keep losing that much every week until Christmas, I would be down a total of 22.5 pounds. That would be great. So that's what I'm going to shoot for. Although, I feel kind of like I worked hard enough to lose more this week. We always feel that way, don't we? But deep down I know I could have done a LOT better than I did. I'll tell you what kept me going though....I had promised myself a McDonald's breakfast on either Monday or Tuesday and this morning, that's what I had. And, boy, did I overdo it!! I don't think I'll be able to eat for the rest of the day. I think if I do that again, I'll keep it more under control. I think it really helped to have that to look forward to and think about all week. So I plan on doing that every week, making myself a promise for a treat. And when I think back on what I ate this past week, really one and a half pounds isn't too darn bad. I will try to do better this week but I'm not going to worry about it. If I do the same, I can accept that. Oh, and no exercise this morning either. I took the day off. Also I had to go to Super Wal-Mart early this morning cause I hate how crowded it gets later in the day, all that time wasted waiting in long lines.
Next Monday we leave on a little 4 day vacation in the White Mountains, Pinetop, Arizona. With my sister and BIL. We rented a 3 bedroom condo through this thing we joined last year, kinda like a time share only not. It's only costing us $52 a night and it's fully equipped, even a washer and dryer, microwave, stereo and VCR. They have a pool and jaccuzzi(?) and game room, there's lots of walking trails and horse-back riding (which I've never done in my 53 years) So we will be busy for the whole 4 days, I'm sooo looking forward to it. There's also a big casino near by, whoopee!! I love to gamble. I'm going to do as well as I can with the food and make good choices and keep too busy to eat much, okay? I'll be having too much fun, ya know. Oh, I almost forgot, there's a workout room too so I'll have to check that out in my spare time if there is any.
Oh, the movie I rented yesterday just for me was "In the Bedroom" with Sissy Spacek, it was a good "chick-flick". DH would have HATED it, haha. Okay, here's to a good and busy week! Take care and get out there and WORK IT!! Talk to ya's tomorrow. Buh-bye.
- Sunday Sep 08, 2002
It's 8:09am and all's well! Just finished a 45 minute walk on the treadmill, 2.5 miles. Boy, it was so hard this morning. Why is that, one day is great and the next it's so hard to get going? I tried cranking it up to 4mph for a few minutes like I did yesterday a few times, but it made my left shin hurt this morning so I didn't try it again. Sheesh, I could barely do the 45 minutes! Oh, well, I'll take it.
Confession time...yesterday I ate the leftover mashed potatoes and gravy that were sitting in the frig for a few days. You know how it is, you just can't stand to throw them out so you eat them. I'd say it was about one cup of potatoes and a quarter cup of gravy and I guess I could say I worked that off with my morning hour walk. And the rest of the day was great. Even got in a few veggies and fruit! Now for today.....dh is going fishing, he leaves at noon and they fish all night. So that leaves me alone with the food, haha. For some reason I have a hard time when he's gone, I want to eat EVERYTHING! But I will fight hard and eat well, okay? After all, tomorrow is weigh day and I want to see a nice loss so that's good incentive.
Question of the day: When walking on the treadmill, does it burn less calories if you hold on to the rails while walking? I've read that it does but I still hold on some of the time, usually about one minute out of every five. It seems to give me a little rest so I can go longer. Also every 5 minutes I take a few sips of water, it kind of makes the time go faster for me, go figure. And I don't think I ever told you, I have 3!! fans blowing on me when I walk, heh! The ceiling fan, a huge fan in front of the treadmill and a small "turbo" fan on a chair to the right of me. And I still sweat buckets!! I feel like I'm suffocating if I don't have the air moving around me so this all helps. Whatever, huh?
Okay, gotta go do those ab crunches since I didn't yesterday, then do the shower thing. I hope you're all having a great weekend. Oh, movie review...we saw "The Rookie" last night, great family movie, we enjoyed it. We saw "Showtime" Friday night, not as good as I thought it would be but you've got to see a movie with Eddie Murphy and Robert Deniro, right? I think I'll rent another one today when I take these back. A "chick-flick" since I'll be watching it alone. Okay, ta-ta!