- 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.
- Saturday Dec 08, 2001
Thanks for all the comments, I really need a kick in the a@#$% right now. I know I should just pitch all the junk food in the house but I find that I REALLY want to eat it all. It's like there's 2 parts of me, one wants to lose weight, feel good & be healthy; the other, bad one wants to forget all that & party all day & all night with junk food. I know there is no excuse & I know what I need to do. I know I'm being very childish & I keep saying "tomorrow". I feel like I'm letting everybody (myself) down, after all, this is "Diet" Diaries. I guess I don't belong here right now & until I get my act in gear, I probably should just stay away. I think about exercising but then I think "Monday we're leaving & I won't be exercising for 5 days so what good will one or two days of exercising do now?" What a bad attitude, huh? I'm so sorry I don't have all the good things to say like you all do. Maybe I'll just take some time off from here until I can get it together & start over. I'll just come & read your entries & maybe get some inspiration & cheer you all on. I know I'll be back with more fortitude & strength to fight on with this. It's not easy for anyone to lose weight & I sure admire those of you who are doing so well with it now. Take care & thanks for listening.
- Friday Dec 07, 2001
Good afternoon, everybody! Just checking in because it was officially "weigh-day" today, not good news either. That's what I get for bragging about the loss last week, huh? I'm doing just terrible & there's really no excuse. I'm 52 & I'm acting like a 4 year old lately when it comes to what I'm eating. I keep saying I will do better when I'm so unpleasantly stuffed with junk food but my good intentions fall by the wayside when I get hungry again. I'm not making good choices & I'm not exercising this week except for the one day that I walked 3 miles. I'm doing a lot of Christmas shopping & a lot of "computer sitting", that's all. Next Monday, we leave for a little vacation to California for 4 nights so I know it will be hard to be good then. But I honestly will try. My hubby tries to keep me in line but he's not around all the time. I know it's up to me though. I just feel so bad about myself lately. I know this will pass but I hate it right now. And I know there's no excuse. Sorry for coming here with a bad report & complaining so much. I hope next week will be better. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Dec 05, 2001
Good morning, everyone. Well, they're gone & things are great. I got up at 6:30 this morning & walked for 3 miles on the treadmill. But when I ate breakfast, I was so hungry, I ended up just eating & eating. Darn! Bad Soonie. We still have too much junk food left in the house. So I'm going out shopping today, that should give me a little more exercise anyway. I'd better get going. Hope you all have a great day. Take care. Thanks for listening.
- Monday Dec 03, 2001
Wow, here it is, another Monday again! One more day & the in-laws from hell will be gone, yippee! Darn, I'm so bad but, geez, they're really driving me nuts. They are just like hubby, so it's like "hubby times 3". He drives me nuts too, hehe. I guess I'm just nuts, huh? Sorry, I'm just rambling & venting here, no one else seems to want to listen anyway, do you all mind? Do you ever feel like you have no one to talk to? That's how I feel right now. I just called my son in Ohio but he's not home. He's really understanding & I like to talk with him. Oh, well, you're all stuck with me, hehe.
I'm eating way too much & not getting any exercise but I'm managing to hold my weight down anyway, I don't know how. Maybe my metabolism is high right now, that would be nice. Anyways, I'm trying to be careful but not trying very hard, I guess. Well, my plan is to get back to the exercise regularly starting Wednesday, after they are gone. I have half a mind to throw out all the junk food they bought after they are gone too, but the other half of mind is screaming "Noooooo!", haha. 2 bags of Chips Ahoy & rocky road fudge just to name a couple. I'll try to be strong, okay?
I'm really getting in the Christmas spirit though so I think I'll go shopping for some more decorations this week, I love shopping, did I say that? I hope you're all enjoying the season & your weather isn't too bad where you are, it's great here, 71 degrees right now, with the sun shining brightly. Well, you all take care, I'm off to enjoy my day. I love you all, dear DD friends. Thanks for listening.
- Friday Nov 30, 2001
Hey, everybody! How is everyone doing? Sorry I haven't been able to get here lately to check up on you all. I've been real busy with the inlaws here. After I get done here, we're off to the casino for some serious gambling, hehe.
Well, why is it, every Friday, when I try to put my new weight in here, it won't let me?! Anyways, I'm now down to 147.5, yippee! Again, haha. So I'm doing pretty good, even with the stress eating (and there's LOTS of stress, haha) I haven't been doing any real exercise this week, just all the running around here.
Hey, I went to the ENT yesterday & he did that scope thing up my nose. OUCH!! Boy, did that make my eyes water!! But it wasn't too bad. Anyways, he said he didn't see any growth there so now I wait to hear from my other doctor to see what she wants me to do next. I just have these awful headaches all the time, from the time I wake up in the morning. She thought it could be an aneurism but the MRI/MRA didn't show anything there. They thought there was some kind of growth in my sinus cavity but the ENT didn't see any. So, now what?! I had already had a CT-scan of my sinuses last year, that was fine. Oh, well, we'll see.
Well, you all take care. I hope everyone is doing well & drinking THAT WATER, okay? As soon as everything is back to normal around here, I'll get caught up with you all. About the middle of next week. Buh-bye, thanks for listening.
- Friday Nov 23, 2001
Hey, what a difference a few days make (and a lot of great exercise). I have to say that it must be all the exercise because my eating really wasn't as good as it should have been, especially the last couple of days. And we didn't even have the Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, ours is tomorrow. Oh, in case you didn't notice, I lost *4.5 pounds* this week. Well, I'm only back to where I was a month ago but it feels good anyway, hehe. I guess that's called "maintaining".
Yesterday I ate way too much, I made fruitcake cookies, not a good idea. If it's in the house, I eat it, haha. Probably by the time the family is here tomorrow for our Thanksgiving dinner, the cookies will be gone. Well, there were only 15, they are those bar cookies & I only made one batch. But GOOOOOOD!! So at least I did get some good exercise in yesterday morning--3.75 miles on the treadmill but I didn't do any more in the afternoon like I did the couple of days before. I did do housework though & I still have lots more to do today, all the floors & the laundry. The inlaws are coming Sunday for 10 days so I have to get ready, haha. Oh, I didn't do any exercise this morning either but I figure I will be busy all day today. Well, I gotta go out to the grocery store again today, it seems I'm there several times a week. So you all take care, I'll be back later to read what's going on here. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Nov 21, 2001
Well, I managed to get some time this morning so here I am. I finished up doing well yesterday, even jumped on the treadmill for 25 minutes before dinner, 1.5 miles. I was slightly over on points but the weight is still going down, thank goodness. I'll let you know on Friday. I know I shouldn't weigh every day but I just have to check. Maybe some day I'll stop doing that.
We walked for 50 minutes this morning, I'd say close to 3 miles. It was just a hair under 50 degrees but the sun was shining. No wind. I still get really cold even though I'm wearing a long sleeved shirt with a sweat shirt over it & leggings. I also wear gloves & a warm head band over my ears. People probably think I'm nuts, I saw a couple who jog, they were wearing shorts & t-shirts, brrrr! Then I sat out in the sun, feeding the birds. I tell you, those quail never shut up, they are so funny, the funny noises they make, & they chase each other around to make sure one doesn't get more than the others. I love watching them. I never used to do that before we moved here. Am I just getting old, hehehe? I think my MIL will get a kick out of feeding them while they are here next week. She just called, asking what kind of clothes she should bring. I told here it's been getting fairly warm in the day, about mid-70's, & pretty cool at night, about 50 or lower. But it could cool down more next week. I hope not.
Well, I still have to get some house work done & then it's off to get that sonogram thing done at the hospital. Thanks so much for all your comments, they mean the world to me & always make me smile. I do try to comment when I get the time but it's hard. I hope you all have a safe & fun holiday. Take care & thanks for listening.
- Tuesday Nov 20, 2001
Well, so much for getting on here early in the day, haha. But I had a busy morning. First, the walk. Hubby & I walked about 40 minutes this morning, really brisk, at about 7am. It was about 50 degrees with the sun shining so it was nice. I just hate that cold, sweaty feeling though, I'd rather be hot & sweaty, hehe. The hot shower after felt really good though. Then I had my usual breakfast of oatmeal & toast & felt pretty fat in my jeans then, but it was only 5 points. The jeans were 34's (men's) *sigh*. I like men's jeans because the legs aren't as baggy as the women's. I have skinny legs & a big waist, haha. So then I had a doctor's appointment at 10:15. She told me about the MRI/MRA I had almost 2 weeks ago. My carotid arteries are too narrow so I have to go for a dopplar sonogram (I think she called it that) tomorrow to find out more. The bad news was that I have some kind of growth in my sinus cavity, could be a polyp or something else. I go to an ENT next Thursday for a scope thing, UGH! I don't even want to think of that one. Keep your fingers crossed for me, okay? Oh, then I went to Wal-Mart--don't even think of going to Wal-Mart in the middle of the day now. I don't think they could have fit any more people in there, I waited in line for 20 minutes!! The guy in front of me looked like he was stocking up to go "underground" for months. He had a dozen bags of dog food, dog bones, big cans of refried beans, a dozen tubes of toothpaste, 6 cans of that stuff you spray in your tire when you get a flat, cans of vegetables, things like that. Really weird! There was another guy in the line next to me with just as much stuff, bags of marshmallows caught my eye. I guess they could have been buying for some home or something but it just seemed weird to me. Call me paranoid!
Well, yesterday ended up being pretty good. I didn't get the exercise but I did do some house work. We went to see "Shallow Hal" with sister & BIL. We loved it, it was pretty funny. Then we went to eat at Timberlodge. I was very good, had salad with low-cal raspberry vinagrette dressing, a couple small pieces of bread WITHOUT butter (and they have the best butter) & water. Good for me! BIL had some buffalo wings that he was trying to push on me but I refused, they looked really greasy. Hubby had french fries but I held my ground, hehe. When I got home I ate an apple & later, watching TV I had some pretzels. So not too bad, huh? And I've been doing really well today too. I plan on eating some of the Thanksgiving dinner I'm fixing Saturday so I need to be good all week.
Oh, I forgot to mention, I got a cortisone shot in my left shoulder & my flu shot in my right, so they are both getting really sore now. If you've never had a cortisone shot--OUCH. I almost fainted, I'll tell you. I got it in 2 places in my shoulder, hope it was worth it. I'll know in a few days. The flu shot didn't hurt a bit but it sure is starting to now. I remember last year I couldn't even sleep on that side for several days, my arm hurt so bad. But now at least I shouldn't have to worry about getting the flu too bad.
Okay, gotta go, so much to do, so little time. Hope you're all doing well, keep up the good work. Thanks for listening.