- 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.
- Thursday Oct 10, 2002
Hi, Gang! I don't quite know how to explain it but--- I DIDN'T EXERCISE THIS MORNING!! AAAAGH! My right leg is kinda hurting this morning, could be because of all the exercise I did yesterday. Before dinner yesterday I did another 30 minutes on the treadmill, bringing my total to 80 minutes for the day. I know this isn't really an overwhelming amount but I guess it was too much for this old body. So I slept in this morning with DH (if you know what I mean). Anyways, when I did that extra 30 minutes before dinner, I found that afterward I was FAMISHED! I suddenly felt like eating everything in the house. Must have been low blood sugar, I guess. But I didn't go over on my points for the day and after I ate dinner I was just soooo tired. I ended up going to bed at 8:30 last night. Usually I'm up til 10 or 10:30. So I sure had plenty of sleep. Also last night I was so cold all I wanted was to curl up under the covers so I did. Anyways, that's my story and I'm sticking to it, haha! I think tomorrow I will be all ready to get back at it though. And today isn't over yet, who knows, I may get some exercise yet. Okay, gotta go. Hope you're all having a great day so far. Thanks for being there.
- 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!