- Friday Jan 04, 2002
Later--I tried to change the weight again and this time it let me. Go figure!
Well, wouldn't you know, just when I want to make a change in the weight numbers here, it won't let me! Anyways--I'm down to 150.5--AGAIN! Boy, how many times have I lost that same 3 pounds, huh? Hehe! This time they are gone FOR GOOD!
Well, I hope all you easterners have dug out of all the snow. Wow, you sure got a lot, some of you. I'll take my weather here though, I love it. I lived with snowy winters for 32 years & that's enough for me! It's only getting up to 60 here today, haha, and the sun is shining brightly.
Yesterday--hubby & I walked outside for 50 minutes, I figure about 2 and a quarter miles, in the afternoon, so I did get that exercise. That made 7 days in a row of exercise, yay me! I ate 24 points for the day, not too bad. I also had 80 oz. of water, not as much as the day before. So all in all, a pretty good day. And I must be doing okay, note the 3 pound loss. Just think, if I hadn't had all that chocolate over the weekend--and I did have A LOT--I might have lost even more. And my points were on the high end every day & I still lost, so I just may continue with that this week & see how it goes. Today I think I will just splurge a little & then get back with it really well tomorrow. The Phatman's wife does that every week & it works for her, we'll see if I can get away with it too.
Okay, I did get up this morning & take my walk already. Just 2 miles though--34 minutes--on the treadmill. I'll tell you what happened though--I almost didn't get up! I had my alarm set for 7, I woke up with cramps at 2 minutes til 7, went to the bathroom & then, feeling sorry for myself sort of, I went back to bed, thinking I had a good excuse, right? Well, I was still awake 15 minutes later & I said "What am I doing?". So I made myself get up & get going, yippee! And I felt better for doing it! So I've got the exercise out of the way early today, good for me. I think I will just do some laundry today & just kind of take it easy for the rest of the day. After all, I am still getting over this cold, hehe, although it's almost gone now. But I may feel energetic later & do some kind of exercise later, I don't know.
Okay, I'm going to get busy now. I'll be back later to read all the entries, the high point of my day, haha. I love to read about how great you all are doing. So have a great day & thanks for listening.
- Thursday Jan 03, 2002
Yesterday--3 miles on the treadmill, 52 minutes; 28 points (I use my exercise points too) of food; 120 oz. of water--Yaayy, me!
Today is another story *sigh*. I just can't get going this morning. I had planned on getting up at 7 & doing my walk first thing, but I shut off my alarm at 6:30 because I hadn't been sleeping well. I know, I know, I should have gotten up anyway & now I just feel all discombobulated, ya know? I got up at 8, had breakfast at 9, watched Regis & Kelly, did a few arm exercises for my bad shoulder & here I am. I WILL get some exercise in today, I swear. I just feel like vegging out all day though, no excuse, I know. I guess I'll just have to force myself. I know after I exercise, I always feel better. Maybe later I can drag the hubster out for a nice walk outside. It's a great day, weather-wise, again today & I'm getting bored walking on the treadmill. Although, I highly recommend the music tapes at sportsmusic.com that I use to walk with. They keep you going at a certain pace. I have several--country music, 60's & disco. And different speeds too. I don't think I could do it without my music.
I know I have been keeping my points a little high so far. I am allowed 20-25 a day, & with the extra exercise points, which are usually 3 or 4 a day, I can go up to 29, and that's close to what I've been getting every day. Today I'll try to get less than that. So far I've had 5. Yesterday, I did my walk right before lunch & by the time I was done, I was famished, I mean, I felt like stuffing my face, ya know. So I ate a little more than I really needed to. That's why I'd like to get my exercise in first thing in the morning, that usually doesn't happen then.
So--I'm glad to see some of the "old" regulars back again & all the "newbies" too. Isn't it nice to feel like you have soooo many friends helping out here? Okay, stay strong, everyone, & have a great day. DRINK THAT WATER!! I'll be back later to see how you're all doing, okay? Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Jan 02, 2002
Hey, good morning, everyone! I'm feeling lots better this morning. It's 10:15am, the sun is shining and going up to the mid-60's again today. What more could I ask for?!
Yesterday was a really good day for me. I did get in the exercise, even more than I'd planned. I did *3* miles on the treadmill, it took me 52 minutes but I did it! I was only going to go for 2 miles but I felt so much better after 2 that I just kept going. I think that's why I feel better this morning too. Maybe I sweated out some of those toxins, huh? The whole time I walked I never sneezed & my nose didn't run a bit, hehe. And those endorphins, wow! I just felt great for the rest of the day. I highly recommend the exercise, people. Of course, for those of you who don't know me, I started out 4 years ago & I could barely walk half a block & back. So you've got to start somewhere & work your way up, okay? If you'd told me 5 years ago that I would be exercising for 4 years & losing 45 pounds & keeping it off, I wouldn't have believed you. I mean, I was the Queen of sleeping in & taking naps. I was sleeping my life away. I know I still have a ways to go but I know I will do it & I don't have any time schedule. I feel good now & I have plenty of time ahead to do it (let's hope, anyway, haha). Anyways---I had 26 points yesterday, it would have been less if I hadn't had that 20 oz. bottle of regular Coke--5 points, but at least I allowed for it & counted it. When I went to the grocery store yesterday, I passed up the McDonald's & the bakery department *donuts* & the candy at the check-out, oh, & the cookies too. Don't think I didn't think about all of them, it was hard to pass them up. When I don't feel good, I just want to indulge myself in all the things I love to eat. But I'm pretty proud of myself & I know it's all worth it. So today will be an even better day, woohoo! 2 more days til weigh-in. I try not to put so much inportance on that but I can't help it. Oh, well.
Well, I gotta go get some work done around here. I still have to take down the Christmas tree & put it all away. There's dishes to do (man, you'd think with just 2 people there wouldn't be so many, hehe) & I'm washing my hubby's sheets (yes, we have separate beds & rooms, too much information, right?) I plan on taking a nice walk outside this afternoon, if not, then on the treadmill again. I still have a stuffy nose but don't feel as tired now. Later I will come back to check on you all. I just love this site & all of you. I feel like I know you all so well, haha. Oh, BTW, I checked back on all my entries & did you know I've been here since April 2, 2000? I weighed 160 then so I haven't lost much but, hey, at least I haven't gained it all back either, hehe. And now I'm on my way back down again, right? You all take care & have a great *diet* day, okay? And thanks for listening.
- Tuesday Jan 01, 2002
Uuuhhh,Oooooh! I feel even worse than yesterday, poor Soonie. I think I've sneezed 100 times already this morning. And to add to it, I have cramps. Hey, I'm almost 53 years old, when does this end?! I need to call my doc to get an adjustment on my hormones again, I guess. This is happening every 2 weeks now, sheesh! I went for a whole year without one when I was taking the Prempro, now she changed me to something else this past year, different doctor, different ideas, ya know? Anyways, here I am.
Yesterday---I never got to Bally's for the weights workout, I just couldn't force myself. I even took a little nap on the couch, which I never do. I did get in a 34 minute walk on the treadmill for 2 miles & really planned on doing something more later in the day, but that never happened either. I'm just wiped out. I had 27 points yesterday, sorta high, but I'm working on that. You know how when you feel bad you want that comfort food. This cold hasn't hurt my appetite at all yet, darn. I also had more than 3 liters of water again, that's the easy part.
So today, I slept in til 8, hubby woke me up, he went fishing again, 3 days in a row now. I think he likes it, hehehe. I do plan on getting in some kind of exercise today, at least the 20 minutes like I said. I'll let you know tomorrow. I've started taking down the Christmas decorations this morning so that's a start. I just have to keep moving. I need to get to the store for a few things & Walgreen's for some cold junk. I hope they are open today. It's bright & sunny here, going up to the mid 60's again. I'm so glad I don't have to go out in the freezing cold any more.
I plan to get on here later to get caught up with you all, I didn't yesterday so now I'm behind. I hope you're all safe & healthy today, not partying too much last night, haha. I was in bed by 9:00 last night. Of course, I was up several times during the night. I will probably take another nap today too. Okay, take care, everybody, & thanks for listening.
- Monday Dec 31, 2001
Good morning, how is everyone doing? I'm not feeling so well this morning, my head feels like a big balloon, my nose is running, I'm sneezing & I can't breathe through my nose, boo hoo! It could be worse, I guess. But I did get in a 2 mile walk on the treadmill this morning (34 minutes). I was planning on going to Bally's later to lift some weights, I like those machines they have, but now I just feel like staying under the afghan & drinking hot tea all day. Oooh, that sounds so good. So I think I'll just take it a little easy today. But I may get to do some more Leslie Sansone tape later, we'll see.
So yesterday was pretty good. I did an hour on the treadmill & later, I did about 20 minutes of the Tae-Bo instructional & 20 minutes of Leslie Sansone. I had 24 points (if you don't count all the chocolate I ate, hehe. I had a pack of those Hershey's Nuggets, oh, so good, but I ended up throwing the last few away, so they're all gone now) Also I drank more than 3 liters of water, that's the easy part for me. I forgot to mention that the past few days, all the water I've been drinking.
Well, I hope you all are doing well. It's the last free day for some of you, tomorrow it all starts, right? I reccommend lots of exercise, it really works, as you'll all see when I weigh in this Friday, hehe. Let's hope, anyway. And this time I will keep it off, it's not coming back ever again, okay? So I'm going to go veg-out for awhile & drink some more hot tea & try to keep warm, although it's about 55 degrees here right now & the sun is trying to peek out. You all have a great day & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!! Thanks for listening. Oh, and thanks for all the great comments, you guys rock!
- Sunday Dec 30, 2001
Hi, everybody! Well, I have tech support on the phone as I speak (so to speak, haha). I've been having a little trouble with things on the puter but it seems to be working now okay, just so slow. At first I couldn't even get my home page to come up, just "the page cannot be found" thing. So I'm here now but I just want to talk to them about how slow it is. And I HAVE been waiting for soooo long to talk to someone. Oh, well, guess I'll just hang up now anyways, they'll never answer, I guess. Thank goodness it's working, huh?
Well today is going different than I'd planned, that's for sure. I woke up at 7:30 to go to church & felt just terrible so I went back to sleep for awhile *sigh*. Gosh, I feel awful about missing church, bad Soonie. But I feel better now. My head was all stuffed up & sore throat & headache & just aching all over. I think something has been working on me for over a week now. Everyone in the family is sick right now but hubby is feeling better, he went fishing this morning! The sun is shining, it's almost 60, getting up to 66 today. I love it! I've had my little breakfast & fed & watered the birds. After I get done here I will do my walking on the treadmill.
That's a good idea, Stellastarr, let's make it a challenge, to do some kind of exercise EVERY day, okay? (Unless your real sick, that is) I think everyone is just about ready to get started again. So let's DO IT, people!!
Yesterday I did okay again. My leg was bothering me so I didn't do any more exercise in the afternoon. I don't want to hurt myself & not be able to exercise at all. But at least I did the morning walk. And all the laundry & house cleaning I did all day. And I haven't gotten on the scale either, good for me. Not til Friday, that will still be my weigh day. On my scale, at home.
Okay, I'd better get going. Got a lot to do today. At least I didn't head for the McD's drive-thru this morning like I used to when my hubby went fishing. Don't think the idea didn't cross my mind, hehe. But I fought it off, yippee! So you all have a great day, take care & thanks for listening.
- Saturday Dec 29, 2001
Good morning (or afternoon), everyone!! Well, I was going to really write a lot today but I'm kinda pressed for time (as usual). Here it is almost noon & I have SOOOOO much work to do around here. I've already got my hour walk in this morning--3.47 miles, 360 calories burned (according to my treadmill). So I'm off to a good start. Had my 5 points breakfast & pretty soon, I think I'm going to try one of those protein shakes I bought months ago, hehe. I'm doing laundry, vaccuuming (sp?), dishes & I REALLY need to get the cupboards & closets organized around here. It seems I have lots of cupboards & closets but still can't find any place to put things, ya know? So I must get busy.
Yesterday ended up being a pretty good day. Except when we went out to do some errands, we ended up at TGI Friday's for lunch. We always get the Cobb salad, without blue cheese, avacado, or black olives and the lunch portion isn't really a whole lot, but they don't have fat free dressing & I like lots of dressing. With the 1 1/2 bread sticks I had, I figured about 18 points just for lunch *sigh*. And maybe I estimated a little high there, I don't know. So for the whole day, I had maybe 32 points. I was allowed up to 29 (with my exercise points) so I went a little over. Also, I finally tried out my Tae-Bo tape that my B-I-L copied for me. I worked at that for about half an hour yesterday evening (whew, that stuff is difficult but I'm going to keep trying to "get it") & then walked for another 20 minutes on the treadmill. So at least I had a pretty active day.
Here's my new plan---I'm going to see how many days in a row I can exercise, at least 20 minutes a day, that is. I know I will do *at least* that much a day. I also plan on going back to Bally's for some weight training, maybe starting next week or the week after, on Mondays & Fridays. It's about 20 miles each way & I hate driving that far, but, oh, well. I will go after I've done my walk & had some breakfast on those mornings. And, I plan on going back to Weight Watchers' meetings too. Since I haven't weighed in for a few months, they will probably charge me, I don't know. I want to go every week, I think it will help. Also get me out of the house. The meetings are on Tuesdays or I could go to the one on Mondays, I don't know.
So that's the new plan, I'm sure it will work & I WILL DO IT!! I kinda feel like I just wasted all of this year, I really should weigh a lot less by now--if I'd only worked at it. But I can just chalk it up to a learning experience, I guess. Oh, I almost forgot, I WILL ONLY STEP ON THAT SCALE ONCE A WEEK, I swear. I have such a habit of getting on it everyday. I think that way it will be kinda fun to see how those numbers go down every week, right?
Okay, gotta go. You all have a great day, see ya's tomorrow & thanks for listening. P.S. Where's Levi & Adam, our creator? I forgot to add them yesterday. Hope they check in.
- Friday Dec 28, 2001
"YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!" Hehe, remember that line from "Planes, Trains & Automobiles"? That's the story of my life lately, hehehe. But only up one this week, could be worse. Aaaaand, this is it, I will NOT go up any further! As of this morning, I am back with the program. Just to show how eager my body was to get started this morning, it woke me up at 5:50am, although I did not get out of bed until quarter to 7. Then I did a whole hour on the treadmill, yippee! Almost 3.5 miles! Boy, am I tired! Okay, then I showered (of course) & ate a very nice breakfast, oatmeal & toast & green tea, what I eat almost every morning, hehe. 5 points. So I'm off to a good start. I have lots more to say but hubby & I are on our way out for a few errands this morning. The sky is cloudy & the temp is about 60, not a really great day but I'll take it. I sympathize with all of you that have the cold & snow. I wouldn't go back to that for anything. So I'll talk to you later. I hope you're all doing great today. I'm gonna go check up on ya's later, okay? Take care. Thanks for listening. OOhh, P.S. I sure miss Stella, also Muggg too, & Rader & Pitbull. I wish they'd come back, it's not the same here without them.
- Friday Dec 21, 2001
Wow, I can't believe I haven't written here since last Saturday! Whew, I've been busy. Sorry, Maria, but here I am anyway, finally. Well, the weight's up again, darn, but to be expected when you eat like I have been doing lately--and no exercise, except shopping, hehe. I think I'm finally ready for Christmas now. We will be doing all the present-opening & eating & such on Christmas Eve, at Mom's house, after going to the Christmas Eve service at our church. Looking forward to that.
I probably won't be making an entry here until next Friday, to check in & do the weigh-thing. So I wish you all a very happy holiday, stay safe, relax & enjoy yourselves! I'm just not with the diet thing right now, not really pigging out too much (except sometimes, hehehe) & not doing the regular exercise thing either lately (Baaaaad Soonie!). But the plan is to get back to it--once again--when all this is over. I know, I know, these holidays are not an excuse to do this but I just can't seem to get into it all right now but I know I will real soon. I plan on getting back to the WW meetings too. I have that cruise coming up in May & I plan to look & feel great for that. For anyone who's interested, I went to the doctor again yesterday. She gave me some meds to try when I get the bad headache again to try to see what might work. If neither of them work, she will send me to a neurologist. The MRI didn't show anything real specific, just something abnormal. So, we'll see. I have sort of a small cold right now too (hubby has it real bad) so I'm just taking it easy for awhile.
Well, I need to spend some time here, catching up on you all. Hope you're all doing terrific. Some of you just amaze me with the way you are sticking with it. I applaud you. Take care & thanks for listening.
- Saturday Dec 15, 2001
I'm baa-ack! Hey, everybody, how's it going? We had a great time in California this week. Since yesterday was "weigh-day" & I was on my way back from Oceanside, CA, I didn't get to weigh in so I did it this morning. I still weigh the same as I did on Monday morning before we left so I'm real happy about that. Although I don't know how that happened, haha. I'll just take it & go on from here.
I have to thank everyone for all the nice comments--THANKS, okay? It really encourages me to go on, you're all so great. Soooooo--this morning I got up early & got on that ole treadmill for 3 miles, yippee! Felt great, of course. It's nice to get away for awhile, but always nice to get back to normal. And I've got lots to do today--tons of laundry, of course, put up the Christmas tree, finally, get the last of the Christmas cards ready to mail, wrap some presents--whoo, I sure will be busy! I didn't put the tree up yet--I figured I'd better not leave the cat here for 5 days alone with it, hahaha. I'm ready to get in the Christmas spirit!
Something great while we were gone--there were about 100 steps up from this beach we were at & I could do them all without stopping or getting out of breath, how 'bout that? It sure feels good. And the beaches were not crowded at all, hahaha. Brrrrr! It only got up to about 60 degrees but the sun was always shining, we loved it. Of course, I did not follow the WW program AT ALL while we were gone, bad Soonie, hehe. So how my weight stayed the same, I'll never know. Now it's on to get it back down again & keep it going, right?
Okay, gotta go get busy, lots to do. You all take care. Maybe I can find some time later to get caught up with ya's. Thanks for listening.