- Wednesday Apr 03, 2002
Good morning, everyone! The sun is shining and it's 75 already. Not even 10:00 here yet. I've got a busy day ahead today. That's always good, I stay out of the kitchen then. DH and I had our morning walk this morning, about 45 minutes, and I added some jogging and really fast walking too, every other block. That was fun. Later I will do the treadmill again. Can't do too much, ya know! My throat is really sore this morning though but otherwise I feel good. Just try to drink lots of water, I guess.
Yesterday was a great day, I need to string a bunch of those together though. I WILL, I WILL!! When I look back on all the junk I ate over the weekend, I feel like I didn't even really enjoy it and it wasn't really all that good either. So if I just keep that in mind, maybe I won't do that again. I didn't get through all your entries yesterday so I will try to get caught up later today. First I'm going to the tanning place to get started on my tan, don't want to get a burn in Hawaii. Then I have to return some things to K-Mart. I'm going to miss that store when it's gone, boo hoo! I buy a lot of clothes there, ya know. Then I'll probably go to Wally World, hehe, (Wal-Mart) to pick up a prescription and some things, then what I don't get there, I need to get at the grocery store. I love this Wal-Mart here, it's a Super-Wal-Mart, so they have just about everything.
I found a great store yesterday. It's a second-hand clothing store. I spent almost 2 hours there yesterday!! I found a Kathy Lee skirt that looked like new, size 12, for only $3.99, one dressy blouse for $5.99, and 2 other pretty tops for only $3.99 each. I tell you, they looked almost new too. I was in heaven, hehe. I think I'll be taking my old stuff there too, I can get money or credit for them. What fun!
Okay, gotta go. The day is waiting! Have a good WOE day (way of eating), everyone! Buh-bye!
- Tuesday Apr 02, 2002
I tried to get in here to make an entry this morning but couldn't so here I am now. Let's just say the last few days were not good, in the WOE (way of eating) sense. But I'm not giving up yet and I had a really good day today. 22 points, >100 oz of water, a 50 minute walk with dh this morning and 30 more minutes of walking on the treadmill before dinner. I took my weight out of here until Monday, I don't even want to know what it is right now. So I will start weighing every Monday and no weighing in between. I've only got 34 days until the Hawaii trip (I think). So I'm just going to do the best I can before then. I got the new Fitness magazine today---on the cover it says "Get a Bikini Body in 28 Days"---where? in the mail? Hahaha! So, you see, there's still hope!
Okay, going to go get caught up with all of you here. Reading your entries always helps get me back on track. Take care, everyone!
- Friday Mar 29, 2002
Good morning, everyone! Aaaaah! I forgot to weigh this morning! I know, you all think I'm too obsessed with the scale monster, right? I know I did good yesterday so it couldn't have been bad. So we'll see what it says tomorrow.
Already did 3 miles on the treadmill. I know I won't be able to do any exercise later like I did yesterday, going to church this evening, so I thought I'd get in enough this morning. Going to do some walking at the mall this afternoon too, not much, just need to return a couple of blouses. And, of course, do some more looking around. I've been here a year now and still haven't covered that whole mall, it's huge! I did have a big breakfast this morning--8 points--so I'll just have a small lunch, probably one of those Oasis bars, one seemed to keep me full for hours the other day. Then a light dinner before church. Maybe a snack after I get home tonight if I need it. So a busy day today.
Yesterday--24 points, >100 oz of water and 4 miles of walking on the treadmill. I walked 2 miles in the morning and 2 more before dinner. I started walking on the treadmill at 5pm and before I had walked for a mile, I started feeling kinda funny and weak and realized I hadn't eaten anything for 4 hours. So I took a break, ate some strawberries and sliced banana and rested awhile. Then continued for another mile and was fine. Guess my blood sugar was just too low from not eating. I was trying to keep the points lower yesterday but still ended up with 24, sheesh! Oh, well.
I'm being really good because I know I'm going to eat more on Sunday. Mom is making a ham and deviled eggs, I'm making potato salad and beans, one sister is making a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting and the other sister is making dutch apple pie. And I plan on having some of everything. Then go back to the plan, haha. I must keep in mind the Hawaii trip, that keeps me in line.
So I have a busy weekend and may not get here to make an entry. I still need to get caught up with you all too. Haven't been able to read much this week. I hope you're all doing good. Take care and have a great day. Buh-bye! And Happy Easter!
- Thursday Mar 28, 2002
Okay, I expected to either stay the same or go up a pound. I was good yesterday--26 points, a little high but I figured with the exercise on the treadmill and at the mall, it would be okay--WRONG! So today I'm going to eat really low points, I can do that. So far I did 2 miles on the treadmill and had 3 points for breakfast. And 40 oz of water so far. And I'm going to walk another 2 miles before dinner. And I've got lots to keep me busy too. I'm going to get busy on my bedroom closet and organize my clothes. Some need to be stored away, some I need to get rid of. So that should take a few hours, haha.
I slept through the night okay, no sounds to wake me up. I was thinking--so what if hubby isn't here at night, if someone were breaking in, he wouldn't hear them anyway, hehe. That man can sleep through anything! So really it's not much different than when he IS here. And I have the security system and my gun so no problem. So I slept really good all night, didn't even get up to go to the bathroom!! Maybe that's why I weighed more, haha.
Okay, I'm going to get real busy and stay out of the kitchen except to get more water. Oh, for anyone who wants to know about the Oasis bars, I bought them at Wal-Mart for 97 cents a piece. They are so good. I bought 6 of them yesterday but I'm going to try not to have any today, they're 4 points a piece. I bought lots of low point things yesterday so that's what I'm going to have today. I need to go out for some more salad though, I buy the kind in bags, I'm lazy, ya know. I add a few pieces of raw broccoli and some grape tomatoes and voila! great salad. And I'm loving the raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing, mmmmmm! Okay, gotta go. Take care and have a great day!
- Wednesday Mar 27, 2002
Good morning, everyone! Or afternoon for some of you. It's 10:30 here. It's 75 already with the sun shining so nicely. Hubby and I had our walk this morning, about 40 minutes worth. I had a good day yesterday, lost that pesky half pound. Besides the morning walk yesterday, I did half an hour of walking on the treadmill before dinner. So I had 28 points, I figured I could with all the exercise. And it worked, haha. The hubs just left to go stay with my brother in Phoenix for a few days, they're going to do some fishing and BIL bonding, hehe. Since we moved out here, away from his friends, I'm always glad to see the hubby get together with guys to do what he likes to do. I don't really care for fishing anymore, I'd rather do something else. So I'm completely okay with it. I don't really enjoy the nights alone but the days are great. My only problem is trying not to "party" while being alone. You know what that means--lots of junk food! I'M NOT GOING TO DO IT!! With all my friends here behind me and encouraging me, I can't possibly fail, right? And just the thought of gaining it back AGAIN is enough to scare me into staying "straight"! I WILL BE STRONG!! I'm doing so well now (if I do say so myself) I really don't want to mess it up. And there's only 40 days left to HAWAII!! I plan on having a ball and I don't want to have to squeeze into too tight clothes, ya know? I hate that "squeezed" waist line feeling! I want to be completely comfortable in my clothes. And be able to wear a bathing suit. Hmmm, I think I'll go do some shopping this afternoon, hahaha.
Okay, must get on with my day. Just me and the cat, hehe. I love it. No man to clean up after. I think he's staying till Saturday or Sunday morning, whoopee! Take care, everybody, and have a great day! PS--where's Maria?! If you're out there, girl, I hope everything's okay. Check in, okay? And you too, Muggs! Love ya's!
- Tuesday Mar 26, 2002
I'm me-e-e-lting!! Another pound bites the dust! Yippee! I know, I know, it's all weight I lost before but, heck, I like it anyway, hehe. And probably water weight too but I'll take it. I thought sure today I wouldn't have a loss, that's how it ususlly goes when you weigh every day. And I had another great day yesterday too. Only 20 points. Never did get in the exercise but I did a lot of shopping so that counts, I said so!
This morning, after a better night's sleep, the hubs and I set out for a nice morning walk. We walked for 45 minutes and it was great. About 55 degrees with the sun shining. So I'm off to a good start for the day.
Oh, I weighed in at the WW meeting yesterday---their scale said I was DOWN 1.2 from last month. I was really surprised! I still had to pay the $12.00 since I'm still above my goal weight. Next month... The meeting was great, this woman who leads is a motivational speaker who goes all over the country to give talks. She lost 42 pounds and has kept it off for over 31 years. Anyways, it was all about STRESS and what to do with it. Didn't I just talk about that the other day?! So I really liked this meeting. CharlieAngel, one thing she said is to take a piece of toilet paper and write "mother-in-law" on it and flush it down the toilet, hahaha! Made me think of you.
Well, I've gotta go get busy now, things to do, I never run out of them. BTW, hubby and his 2 friends caught 212 fish yesterday!! Crappies, if you're into that sort of thing. Mmmmmmm! Take care, everybody, have a great day!
- Monday Mar 25, 2002
Yippee!! The scale is going in the right direction again! This time I'm going to keep it going down. 42 days until Hawaii! I should be able to at least get below 150 by then, right? I'm feeling really good right now. I think I just went through a depressing period or something. I'm sure it had something to do with these hormones I'm taking so I'd better get talking with the doc about that. Anyways I'm doing great now. I had a great weekend! I stayed below my point limit, exercised and had plenty of water. And it always feels better to do that. The weather was so nice so the hubs and I walked for almost an hour both days. Well, today I didn't exercise *sigh* YET but I plan on getting some in later. I slept in this morning because, for one, I stayed up watching the Oscars last night. I had also had diet-Coke with dinner *dumb* with caffeine so I just couldn't get to sleep until after 1am. Then hubby was up at 2:30 to leave for fishing (I know, he's crazy) so I was up too. And at 4:30 a noise woke me up and I couldn't get back to sleep. I kept listening for someone breaking into the house. Thank goodness, we have the security alarm so I was able to get to sleep finally. Anyways, I decided to just sleep in, I never do that. I got up at 8:30, had breakfast and watched Regis & Kelly. So I'm here all day by myself but I have lots of plans. First I need to weigh in at Weight Watchers this afternoon, then I'm going to Sears, then the grocery store.
I must tell you about my "lightbulb" moment! I was thinking about why I have these binges and I think I've come up with an answer and a solution. You may have already figured this out for yourself, but it seems when I'm on a "diet", lacking for a better word, I'm very tense with the "counting all the points, trying to stay low, making sure I get enough exercise, enough water, you know the drill". I'm constantly thinking of this part of my life, sometimes overlooking the rest of it. Just so much STRESS! And I associate relaxing with junk food, go figure! So here's what I'm going to try---when I get that stressed feeling, needing to head for the kitchen, I will try to THINK FIRST, calm down, maybe try a little meditation, maybe even start doing the Yoga tape again sometimes. Or some calming music. Just taking a little "time-out". I think if I can remember to do this, I will be able to get through the bad times. Simple, right?! Where have I been all these months?! Well, we'll see how it works. And I've also been drinking lots of water during these times to fill me up, that seems to help too. And today I'm alone so that's usually my hard times but I think I have enough to keep busy and I'm sure I can get through it. And I'm really DETERMINED now too. So wish me luck.
Okay, gotta go dry my hair and get ready to go. Oh, I also wanted to tell you--I discovered a great tasting snack bar--Oasis, 4 points. I tried the White Chocolate Raspberry, it was DELICIOUS. I'm going to use these as my treat sometimes. Good for you and low points. Have a great day, everyone. Buh-bye.
- Saturday Mar 23, 2002
Up again, oh, well!! I'm doing lots better today though. Yesterday, not so good. I did just fine when we went out to TGI Friday's for lunch, only eating half the cobb salad with my own FF Italian dressing that I'd brought, but later in the afternoon, I just ate and ate and ate. Just things that were already in the house and diet-friendly but just too much! I think I have a handle on it all now, thank goodness. I took a nice walk with hubby this morning for about an hour and I've been keeping very busy all day with house work, so I'm doing really well with the food. Glad to hear from Stella again and I still miss Muggsy, where are you, Muggs? Hope you're all having a great weekend! Buh-bye!
- Friday Mar 22, 2002
Well, I'm going the wrong way again, darn it! Oh, well. How's everyone doing this fine morning? Another hot day here today, 89. I'm going out to K-Mart and Michael's and the bank, didn't get to that yesterday. Then the hubs and I are going for lunch to TGI Friday's, I'll be good, I promise. Then I have lots of laundry to do and the vaccuuming. Last night I did my bathroom and bedroom so I already have part of the cleaning out of the way. I'll tell ya, I was all ready to have a pig-out dinner since the dh was gone to BIL's house for the U of A basketball game (why do I do that?!). Anyways, I came here to check my comments after reading all your entries and found a great comment from MichelleP. What an incentive?! She said such nice things I couldn't possibly think of cheating! My thanks go out to her and all of you who do the commenting, it helps more than I can say. But you can see what I mean by what it did for me last night. I still ate more than I should have yesterday but it would have been a lot worse if I'd done as I'd planned. What's wrong with me?! I just can't seem to get with it here. I'm just going up and down all the time. My stomach is sticking out again!! I hate that! Maybe that will convince me to GET GOING! I can't afford to get fat again, I won't be able to wear all those clothes I've bought, hahaha. I feel like I'm drowning sometimes. Well, let's hope today is a better day. So far I've done 40 minutes of walking on the treadmill, added those inclines again that kick my butt! I've had my low-point breakfast, 5 points, that's low for me, haha. So I will be good at lunch out today and the rest of the day. There's just no excuse, right?
Okay, gotta get going now. Still not dressed. I haven't even had time to read much of the Bob Greene book yet. I'm so behind on everything. Maybe if I get caught up with everything, I'll feel better and more able to stick with the program. I hate being unorganized and behind with everything. So I have a busy day ahead. Wish me luck. Take care everybody and have a great day.
- Thursday Mar 21, 2002
Good morning, everyone!! Well, I was kinda lazy this morning, no walk. But I did get an early start at Wal-Mart for groceries, no lines that early. Lot's of salad stuff too. And I may go out later to K-Mart and the bank so I'll be doing some moving. The weather is great here today--80 degrees already, going to 90. Windy! Maybe I'll get some cleaning done today too, open the windows and enjoy the warm day.
Well, yesterday I was doing great, then in the afternoon, I went a little wild. Not too bad, just not on the program. Had plenty of water and my morning exercise though. I've just got to get back down below 150, I hate this. It seems so much harder to accept when you were already down there and gained some back. Oh, well, I'm great at maintaining lately, hahaha.
Okay, gotta go. Hope you're all having a great day!