- Monday Apr 29, 2002
7 more days to Hawaii!! Boy, it sure is easy to put the weight back on, isn't it?! 4 1/2 pounds in one week! You'd think I'd really gone crazy with the eating but I didn't do as bad as I could have or used to. But there it is. I've already gone through the beating myself up and feeling down about it, now I've just accepted it and I'm going on. I will be spending another great vacation being fat. Oh, well. I'll just do the best I can this week and maybe take a few off anyway. Some of it may be water, we went out for Mexican food last night. I must say I did enjoy it though. So much for the weekend challenge and the summer challenge. Sorry!
I hope you are all doing better than I am. I will try to get back here later to check up on you all. Some of you amaze me with your stamina. You are such an inspiration to me and I just don't know why I do this to myself over and over. I could have been back down to my WW goal weight this week but again didn't make it. I just keep sabotaging myself. Well, I will be very busy this week so I may not get in as much as I'd like to. Wishing you all luck this week. Keep up the good work. Take care.
- Friday Apr 26, 2002
Good morning, everyone! Well, I missed getting here yesterday--DH and I spent the day together, for a change, just the 2 of us doing things. We went out to breakfast, then to Circuit City and bought him a new camera. He'd dropped the old one too many times, hahaha. Then to Sports Authority for a couple pairs of walking shoes for him, then on to the grocery for a couple of things. We spent the rest of the day at home, just being together. The best day I've had in a long time. But not food-wise. I won't talk about that, too many bad choices. Oh, well, I had fun. Why, oh, why did I get on the scale this morning, haha?! It was unbelievable! I think I can gain weight faster than anybody on earth. So back to the drawing board today. Already did 3 miles on the treadmill. I tell you, it was soooo tempting to just stay in bed this morning but I fought it off.
Okay, people, I've got a busy day today, must get going. It's so WINDY here today, going up to 82 degrees, the sun is shining. I hope you're all doing great today. Talk to ya later.
- Wednesday Apr 24, 2002
Happy Hump Day, everybody! It's 9:30am here and a beautiful day already. Got up with the sunshine this morning and took DH for a 50 minute walk around the neighborhood. It was great! The temp was about 65 already, going up to 90 today. But in case you haven't heard, we're in a severe drought here now. I can't remember the last time we had any rain, it's been so long.
Yesterday--- ? points again, lots of water (no problem there) and my 3 mile walk on the treadmill. I didn't figure the points on dinner yesterday--we went to my sister's where my BIL made stuffed peppers, mushrooms in butter and dinner rolls. I tried not to eat too much but what can you do when your dear BIL made the dinner?! I took the smallest pepper and only 2 mushrooms, one dinner roll. At least there wasn't any dessert, thank goodness. But then to top it off, after we got home, I finished off the cranberry-orange bread and the banana bread too. Bad Soonie!! So I'm not having a really good week so far. Darnit! And we're going out again to dinner on Sunday night for all the birthdays coming up--my sister's on Sunday, my Mom's on May 2 and mine on May 4. We're going to Macayo's, a Mexican food restaurant, which I just love. I'll do the best I can, okay? Not a good thing since weigh-day is on Monday. Oh, well.
So I have a lot to do today, keeping very busy. I hope you're all doing great and you have a wonderful day. I still haven't got all caught up with everyone here, maybe tonight, there's nothing I like on TV, haha. Take care.
- Tuesday Apr 23, 2002
Okay, I hope you all got a big laugh yesterday with my weight, hehe. That will teach me to look at what I type, huh? So I was only down 1.5 but I'll take it and hope for more this week. I fought off that little voice this morning, she was telling me to stay in bed and forget the walk, but I got up and did 3 miles on the treadmill. And I really had to push myself this morning, I was really dragging. It seemed to take forever to do the 3. I've had my usual breakfast and will get ready next for my hair appointment at 11 (it's only 9:50 here). I think I need a perm but I just know she will say, "oh, you still have lots of curl left". It's been 4 months since the last one and it's also getting too long. I want something I won't have to mess with every day on the cruise. I'm really lazy when it comes to doing my hair. Did I say before--I HATE HAIR!!
Yesterday--- 30 minute walk outside, plenty of water and ? points. I had a really bad day with the food part, I allowed some really bad junk food, way too much. So I hope I can make up for it the rest of this week. Of course afterward I regretted eating all that. What was I thinking? I've got less than 2 weeks till the cruise and would like to make it below 150. I try not to think of how thin I could have been if I'd been eating right for the last few months. Oh, well.
I didn't have time to check up on you all yesterday so I'm getting behind again. Maybe later today, I hope. How are you all doing this week so far? Take care, everybody!
- Monday Apr 22, 2002
14 days to Hawaii!! Good morning, everyone! It's a beautiful day here today, going up to 89, the sun is shining. Right now it's only about 70 though. We did a 30 minute walk outside already, dragged the DH with me. Better than nothing I guess.
Yesterday---I figured about 28 points. I couldn't really figure the chicken sandwich and few fries I had at The Bum Steer, I just estimated, probably high even. Then when I got home I had a slice of the cranberry-orange bread my sister gave us, mmmmmmm! So I just estimated that too. So I was a little over but I figured with the exercise I was okay. Also had more than enough water for the day. And my hour of walking on the treadmill in the morning. Plus vaccuuming the whole house (ouch, my shoulder is killing me this morning), cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen, so I had lots of activity all day. And it was great to be able to change the weight numbers this morning too, yippee! If I do this well for this coming week I should be able to get back to my WW goal by my weigh-in next week.
Okay, gotta go. I sure wish Muggs, Maria and Stella would come back. If you're out there, ladies, please check in and let us know how you're doing, okay? I miss you all. So, everybody, get out there and enjoy your day. Take care. Buh-bye!
- Sunday Apr 21, 2002
Good morning! Just a quickie here this morning. Still doing well. Yesterday I had 23 points, >88 oz of water and did that one hour of walking on the treadmill in the morning. This morning I did another hour on the treadmill. Got to keep the points low today, we're going out to eat dinner for my niece's birthday. She chose a place where college kids like to hang out, it's called The Bum Steer. Guess what they serve. Big hamburgers and huge french fries. I guess I'll get the grilled chicken sandwich, no fries. I don't think that will hurt. Weigh-day tomorrow. It should be good. Thanks for all the nice comments. I hope you are all doing well with the weekend challenge. Take care and have a great day.
- Saturday Apr 20, 2002
Happy weekend, everybody! How's everybody doing with the weekend challenge? I'm managing to do pretty good so far. I walked for an hour on the treadmill this morning--3.5 miles. Whew! I'm tired! I haven't been sleeping very well lately, don't know why. I have a hard time getting to sleep, then when I get up in the night for you-know-what, I'm wide awake and can't get back to sleep. I hope this goes away, I've always been a good sleeper, haha. And I haven't been napping either so it's not that. I do still have this cough though and, wouldn't you know, since I saw the doc yesterday, it seems to have got worse! And she offered me a prescription for cough medicine with codeine but I turned it down, thinking I didn't need it. I was coughing my head off last night after I went to bed, darnit! If it's still this bad Monday, I may just give her a call.
Before I say more, I must appologize for yesterday's misunderstanding. I got so many comments congratulating me on the 2 pound loss. Well, what I meant was that I had lost the 2 pounds that I had gained back so I don't think that really counts. I was right back to what it says here. I do sneak a peak at the scale almost everyday but I won't change the results here until Monday, my official weigh-day. Sorry for the confusion but thanks anyway. I guess I just shouldn't say anything about my weight except on Mondays, huh?
Yesterday---19 points (yeah, me!) >88 oz of water and 2 miles on the treadmill. I also did lots of work around the house and running around taking care of errands. So for me, it was a gold star day. Yippee! And you know what, I really haven't had any cravings for junk food lately or snacking at night. Maybe it's all out of my system now, I hope. Not likely though. Oh, well.
Okay, got lots of stuff to do today so I will keep very busy and not eat too much, I hope. Made a pineapple-angel food cake for the DH yesterday but I didn't even eat one piece. It's the WW recipe that I put on this site so I could have a piece if I wanted but I just didn't care for any. What the heck is happening here, haha! Well, you all enjoy your weekend, okay? Good luck with the challenge. I must get back here later to get caught up with everyone, I'm so behind. Take care. Buh-bye!
PS--yes, JellyBelly, I do drink the Wal-Mart flavored water. I love the Mango-Peach flavor the most. Good ole Wally World, I love the place.
- Friday Apr 19, 2002
Hi, everyone! In a rush this morning, I have that doc's appointment at 9 and it's already quarter to 8 and still have lots to do to get ready. I did get up early this morning--6--and did 2 miles on the treadmill. And that's after only less than 6 hours sleep. You know, that little voice was talking in my head this morning, telling me to stay in bed for another hour but I fought it off. And I'm glad I did.
Yesterday---didn't do so well at TGI Friday's, it involved potato skins and they weren't even that good, but once we had them in front of us, I felt I had to do my share, haha. We did split the Cobb Salad and it was plenty and I did have the regular dressing on it. Oh, well, bad Soonie. But I did sneak a peak at the scale this morning and there was no damage done, in fact, I was down 2 pounds again. Whew! So it's onward and upward today (or is that downward, hehe) I have a really busy day ahead so the eating should be at a minimum. At least I'm still getting in all the water I need, usually > 80 oz anyway. That's the easiest part for me.
Okay, gotta go. I'll be back later to get caught up with you all. I didn't manage to get back here yesterday. Take care and have a great day. You guys ROCK!!
- Thursday Apr 18, 2002
Good morning, everyone! I did it! I finally got the exercise in this morning. I did an hour of walking on the treadmill--3.6 miles. Not really that fast but it does it for me. Had my shower and my usual breakfast and here I am. I have another appointment at the tanning salon this morning at 11. It's coming along nicely, thank you. Then this afternoon we're going out to lunch before picking up my sister where she volunteers at the Heart Hospital. She bought a used computer they were getting rid of there so she needs us to help her get it home. She doesn't drive. I hope I can help her get it set up, I'm not real knowledgeable about those things. I have a diagram of the back of my computer to show me where everything plugs in, otherwise, I wouldn't have known where everything goes after we moved here. My son always took care of those kinds of things. But I'm learning. Anyways..... lunch. I'll do the best I can. We're probably going to TGI Friday's as usual and they don't have the best menu for dieters. They don't even have a fat-free salad dressing so I may just take my own. I want to do really good today since the last few days were not my best. But I sneaked a peek on the scale this morning--up 2 pounds, I expected more really---but I have 4 days till weigh-day and I know if I'm good I can get it down below what I was last Monday. I hate doing it this way, up a couple, down a few, but yesterday I made potato soup with dumplings for DH and I just had to have some, that led to 2 bowls and some other things, so it wasn't a good day. And without any exercise, I'm paying for it now. Tomorrow I have an appointment at the doc's at 9 so I will just get up earlier to get that walk in and get my shower and do my stupid hair (I hate hair!). I know if I don't get it done in the morning I just never get to it, as the last few days have shown.
Okay, that's enough rambling, gotta go get ready for my tan, slather on some tanning lotion and get my clothes on. And take something for this darn headache, I've been having one every day for awhile now. And I still have that cough, good thing I'm seeing the doc tomorrow. Okay, buh-bye! Have a great day, everyone!
- Wednesday Apr 17, 2002
Hey, everybody! I hope you're all having a great day today! I got here a little late today, I had a busy morning. No exercise again though. I had an appointment to have blood drawn early, then an appointment with the dreaded dentist. So I just got home. At least I had little time to be eating so only grabbed some toast between appointments. My teeth are all fine and cleaned up now, goody! The blood drawn was for another check of the cholesterol and some other things, who knows? I had cut back to every other day for the Zocor so the doc wanted to see how it's going with the cholesterol. I hope it's good so I won't have to up it to every day again. That Zocor is expensive! This way it lasts longer, hehe.
I don't know about you's, but when I get home from a dentist visit, I have such a huge feeling of relief. I just hate going to the dentist! So now I'm just relaxing and finally drinking some much needed water. And almost time for lunch here.
So....yesterday wasn't so good. I never did get that walk in and I got a bad case of the munchies in the late afternoon. Whoops! Oh, well, doing better today. I don't know if I'll get the exercise in though. It seems if I don't get it in the morning, I never get around to it. Baaaaad Soonie!
Okay, gotta go. Take care, everyone, and have a great rest-of-the-day, okay? I'll be back to read you all later. Byeee!