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Soon2BThin - Saturday Jan 12, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

Day 16 of straight exercise! Okay, I've regrouped from yesterday & I'm back on plan. I got up at 7:30 this morning & walked for 4 miles on the treadmill, yippee! Of course, it took me 68 minutes, hehe. I guess I averaged about 3.5 mph. I didn't walk as fast as I did yesterday. I bought the heart-rate monitor that I talked about yesterday but I don't think I'm going to keep it. You have to put this strap around your chest & I can't get it to work. It doesn't seem too comfortable either & is really a big pain in the a@#$%. I would think in this day & age they could come up with something a lot more convenient. If any of you knows of something like this, please let me know, okay? I've read that you have to keep your heart-rate up to a certain point for optimum fat-burning &, of course, I'm doing this to burn the fat, right?! The heart-rate monitor on my treadmill doesn't seem to work well either. So, anyways, I'm off to a pretty good start today. I'm also going to cut down on my food consumption this week. I think I learned a good lesson from last week, hehe. I can't eat all that & still lose weight, DUH! Even though I had done a lot of exercise.

Well, today is my oldest son's birthday, he's 36 (gosh, that makes me pretty old, huh?). He's living in Columbus so I won't get to see him. I sent him a card & tried to call him this morning, but didn't get an answer, I'll try later. Gosh, I sure miss my boys, they're so far away now. Oh, it's also my cat's birthday, she's 9. Really, I don't know her exact birthday, I got her on Jan. 12 of 94 & she was already a year old, they said, so I just say that's her birthday.

Well, enough of all this drivel, huh? Hubby just left to GO FISHING AGAIN! That makes at least 4 times this week. But he takes my BIL, who is off work for awhile, he has a brain tumor, so that is a good thing (that he takes him fishing, not the brain tumor). So I will be all alone today. I like doing what I want without anyone to bother me, like playing the stereo loud or reading without the tv blaring, haha. I hope you're all having a good weekend so far. I tried to comment on some of your entries yesterday but it wouldn't let me. Violetsareblue has lost 7 pounds this week & I especially wanted to congratulate her. I hope to read some from Stella & Muggs today also, they've been absent a little. Have a happy Saturday & thanks for listening.

stellastarr on 01/12/2002:
Sixteen days, huh? I am right behind you with ....... ONE! Yes, yesterday I was so lazy! I am awfully proud of you, Soonie, and I am getting right back up there on the exercise "horse". I don't know anything about heart monitors myself. I will peak later at your comment section, if I may, to see what response you get to that because I too would like to have one. I haven't been doing an entry, but things are well here. Keep up your hard work, Honey. Love you, Stella


muggs on 01/12/2002:
I am so proud of you and your exercise routine! Hooray for you! Sorry to hear about BIL. When my Dad was terminally ill with cancer, one of his greatest treats was when someone took him out on the lake in the boat.

Love, Muggg



Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 11, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

What's with this? Oh, man, when I saw this on the scale, I yelled to my husband "Let's go out for breakfast!" I was kinda surprised & hoping I would at least have a one pound loss. So I've been over it in my mind, thinking "well, maybe I'm retaining water, don't your muscles hold water when they are sore?" And "I have been lifting weights this week, maybe I've just gained muscle mass (in one week?!) not likely. Also, "I did eat some salty pretzels last night, not too many but they were salty". Do you think it could have been the half can of peanuts I ate this week? Duh!! I know I haven't been perfect but I didn't think I'd done that badly. And then I think, "remember what the phatman says, throw away the scale & just go by how you feel". Anyways, we didn't go out to breakfast, I walked for 2 miles & now I feel somewhat better. I'm just not going to obsess over it. This week will be a better week, right?

Yesterday--22 points, more than 100 oz. of water, 2 miles on the treadmill + 30 minutes of weightlifting at the gym + more shopping at the mall & Wal-Mart! So at least yesterday was a good day.

Okay, you all have a good day & weekend & I'll try to also. I must remember--the sun is shining, it's nice & warm outside & life is great, right? Look on the bright side! Take care & thanks for listening.

Maria7 on 01/11/2002:
I think it is definitely the salt from the salty peanuts you've been eating this week...throw them out....the animals will love them, the squirrels, that is....better than eating them and feeling defeated...also, constant exercise WILL cause you to hold on to more water and hinder weight loss...I read that women who exercise a lot lose less scale weight and build muscle than women who exercise less. So, lighten up and get rid of the salt and don't give up! Take a GOOD look at the sodium count of everything you eat...it DOES make a BIG difference for me. Hope this helps. Love, Maria


pastagal on 01/11/2002:
Soonie,,,,,don't let the numbers on the scale effect you ok,,,i agree with onephatman,go by how your body feels and how your clothes fit,,you have been doing great for some time now and you will see a change in numbers ,don't worry,,just keep doing what your doing,,and yes,,salt from the peanuts can make you retain water for awhile,,so just keep drinking the water,,ok;} have a great weekend :}



Soon2BThin - Thursday Jan 10, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

Day 14 of straight exercise! Just a quickie this morning, I have to get going to the mall & the gym this morning. (It's 10:10am) Already did 2 miles on the treadmill--32:15. Not that great but I'm working on it.

Yesterday--Besides the 3 miles of walking on the treadmill, I did 30 minutes of my Leslie Sansone tape, the beginning *easy* part (still kicks my butt). My eating wasn't so good, got rid of the rest of those peanuts, only about a small handful, so I ate them *sigh*. I went to bed at 8:30, I was beat. Got up at 7 this morning so I had plenty of sleep, hehe.

Okay, after the mall, I'm going to the gym again to do some more work on the LifeCircuit machines, then on to Wal-Mart for a few things. BTW, if you haven't already, go check out yesterday's entry of www.onephatman.com. Veeeery interesting. I'm going to try not to be so obsessed today, okay? While eating right, that is. Talk to you all tomorrow--after weigh-in (sorry, Fred). May you all have bright skies & sunny dispositions, healthy food & lots of exercise! Take care & thanks for listening.

SoccerMom on 01/10/2002:
You sound sooooo <i>cheerful</i> today, and it makes me ~~SMILE!~~

Good for you, for doing your exercises...you get the **ATTAGIRL** for the day!


RareDiamond on 01/10/2002:
You are doing great! Have a great day!


garlic on 01/10/2002:
I just read that journal entry you referred to. That guy is so funny. I have read some of his journals in the past. He is a man that does not mince words, huh? Thanks for pointing out that entry. He makes a good point.



Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jan 09, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Well, it's already 70 degrees & only 11am here. Here is in Arizona, Maria. Gosh, I just love the winters here. The sun is shining too. I always used to hate it in Cincinnati in the winter, the sun didn't shine for days at a time, I would get so depressed. So looks like a good day.

Yesterday---boy, did I go overboard on the points! I lost count with the 2 tacos I ate at dinner--home-made though. And all evening I kept eating. Then before bed, I didn't feel so good, wonder why, haha. We still have some of those canned peanuts my sister got my hubby for Christmas in the pantry--maybe I should put them out & see if I attract any squirrels or something. I did eat a few yesterday but I stopped before eating them all. Plus, I didn't get any more exercise. After shopping til 2:30, I just didn't feel like it. So at least I did get some more walking in at the stores. I stopped at Big Lots, never been there before, bought a few things, then went into a second-hand clothing store but didn't find anything I just had to have. Then I went to Target, they have a heart-rate monitor I may buy some day, but I didn't get it yet. I had to buy a regular Coke because by then my blood sugar was way down (be prepared, right?) & I felt terrible. But a few sips of that really helped. So on to K-Mart, then the bank & Walgreen's. By the time I got home at 2:30, I was starved! Then you know the rest--eat, eat, eat! Maybe I didn't do as badly as I thought, maaaaybe. Anyways, I'm doing better today, so far.

Day 13 of straight exercising! I did 3 miles in 49 1/2 minutes this morning, I've been adding some sprints of 4mph. I'll keep trying to work my way up with that. That's why I'd like to have the heart-rate monitor so I will know if I get my heart-rate up too high. But, you know what?! Even though I walked faster at times, my treadmill still said about the same calories burned! What's with that?! But it doesn't matter much to me. Anyway, I'd still like to get in some more kind of exercise this afternoon too. That's the plan anyway. I didn't go to the gym today because my inner thighs still hurt from Monday so I may go again tomorrow. I did that abductor or, is it, adductor, machine & my innner thighs are really sore yet. Boy, I would love to take the ab machine I use there home with me, hehe. It really works the abs & not too hard to do either. You can bet I'll be using that one frequently!

Oh, I gotta tell you, the other day I got the new Penney's catalog in the mail. I was looking at bathing suits & pointed a kind of skimpy one, not real skimpy, out to my hubby & said "I'd like to get one like that to wear when we go to Hawaii". He just laughed! Man, that just makes me want to work even harder just to show him, you know? And of course, I would enjoy it too, hehe. We go on that Hawaii cruise in the first part of May so I don't have long to shape up, I'd better get going, huh?

Well, you all have a great day. I haven't got to read all of the entries here lately, there are sooooo many. So if I haven't gotten to welcome you to DD, I'm sorry & WELCOME, okay? I'm doing the best I can. Okay, got that water sitting next to you? Huh? Do ya? Did you get in that exercise yet? All I can say is--it's sometimes hard to do, but, boy, do you feel great afterward, right? So take care & thanks for listening.

Butterf;y21373 on 01/09/2002:
I was born in Ft Huachuca, AZ...I hope to make it out there again one day, the picts look awesome, very beautiful! Have a great day! Karen


Maria7 on 01/09/2002:
Arizona, huh? Other side of Texas? Well, enjoy your nice weather...it is supposed to be nice here tomorrow...mid 60's...maybe we can have a grillout tomorrow when we get home from work. BTW, you are doing GREAT! Especially on your exercise! Love, Maria



Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jan 08, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

Good morning, DD-ers! I hope everyone is having a great exercise & diet day. The sun is shining here with the temps going up to 78 today, woohoo!

Yesterday--I did get to Bally's for some weights workout on the LifeCircuit machines, I really like those. I worked for about 30 minutes. Then later in the afternoon, my other half & I went out for a nice 40 minute walk--we were wearing SHORTS!! It was a beautiful day. I had 23 points for the day & only about 64 oz of water. So another really good day, yippee!

Today I did my 3 miles on the treadmill--that makes 12 days in a row of exercise, yay me! I will probably do some Leslie later or take the hubster for a nice walk, hehe. And I'm going to stay low on points too. Not as low as PastaGal, she does so great but I can't keep up with that. I need a *whole* sandwich or a *whole* banana, that's my problem. I really admire her though. Later I need to go to K-Mart for a prescription so I will also pick up a few things we need, such as the ingredients for a nice taco salad for dinner. I've never made that but when I thought of it yesterday it sounded pretty good. Also need to stop at the bank & Wallgreen's. I've got a lot of small things to do around the house today too so I will keep real busy.

I have to tell you, yesterday I almost didn't end up going to Bally's. At the doctor's, she did a sonogram & then decided to do a biopsy of my uterus (sorry, guys). Talk about hurt, OUCH! I was crampy for about an hour afterward & at first, almost passed out, I felt really dizzy. She gave me some Motrin & I sat there at her office for awhile until I felt better. I had thought I would just go home & skip the workout, maybe just baby myself for the rest of the day. But after driving half way to Bally's from there, I started to feel better & I thought "I'm not going to let that stop me, I'm going to do it"! So I did. And it was really great, I love working out with weights. Of course, I'm really sore today, hehe. GOOOOO, Soonie!! I'm debating whether to go again tomorrow, I had originally said I was just going twice a week but maaaayybee....

Okay, gotta get going, the day is waiting. (It's only 10:30am here) I know I've forgotten something I wanted to tell you, I think of things all day that I want to say here, you know? I feel like I have real friends here & I think of you all so often. Certain things will remind me of one of you, like everytime I get on my treadmill I think of Jelly Belly (you know why, Jelly, hahaha). So you all have a great day, I'm sure I will. You can make it happen if you just keep going, right? Take care & thanks for listening.

Iti on 01/08/2002:
YEEEHOOOO FOR YOU! IT'S GREAT THAT YOU GOT TO BALLY'S AFTER THE BIOPSY! I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT PAIN FEELS LIKE...I HAD IT DONE 2 YEARS AGO AND I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA DIE AFTER FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS. CONGRATS ON YOUR DETERMINATION SOONIE! KEEP GOING CAUSE YOUR A WINNER.


noshie on 01/08/2002:
I think I would have gone home and curled up on the couch after that, but you went on and worked out.. YEA for you!!! Your doing great! Take care and have a great day. Love ya


Maria7 on 01/08/2002:
TALK ABOUT BRAVE!!! I had that HORRIFYING thing done...NOTHING FOR PAIN!!!!....OUCH doesn't BEGIN to describe the PAIN! You are braver than me...exercise after THAT????!!!! What a trooper you are and like you, I have to have at least 3/4's of a sandwich because usually 1/2 just doesn't quite do it for me. What a way to finish a sentence, huh? Well your weather sounds beautiful...where are you...Nevada? How warm is your weather...I mean yesterday? Ours is now supposed to get up to 68 Thursday...GRILL OUTSIDE!!! I sure do appreciate it now that all the ICE and snow have melted! Love, Maria


pastagal on 01/08/2002:
SHORTS,,,wow,,,,that must be nice to be able to wear shorts already:} I saw you mentioned about me being able to eat only a 1/2 sandwich and 1/2 banana,,i have always done that,,but usually only when i eat soup i will have 1/2 sandwich,and also depends on how hungry i am,,,anyway,your doing super great with your exersise,you will see some great results from all that,,you just wait,well soonie have a great day tomorrow ok:}



Soon2BThin - Monday Jan 07, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

Good morning! I'm here early this morning because I have a doctor's appointment at 9:30 so I had a little time to chat (it's only 8:20 here) but I have to eat breakfast first so I'd better hurry.

Yesterday--I did get that one hour walk in, hubby & I walked around the neighborhood. I figure it had to be about 3 miles, we were going at a pretty good pace. The weather was great & we really enjoyed it. I ate 25 points of food, a lot of it was after church last night since I didn't eat any dinner before we went. I know, that's not a good thing, eating so late. And I probably got in about 80 oz. of water, I lost count. So a pretty good day, I guess.

Today, after the doctor's, I will head to Bally's for a little workout with the weight machines & maybe do some walking around the track there. Since it's been quite awhile since I did the weights, I'll start out sort of easy, okay? I'm looking forward to it too. And maybe later in the day, I will do some more Leslie or walk outside or on the treadmill.

So you all have a great Monday. I hope you're all doing well & staying safe & getting on your way to healthy. Thanks for all the comments. I'll be back later to get caught up with you all, I didn't get time to get here yesterday. Until tomorrow, thanks for listening.

kyrin on 01/07/2002:
Hey, Soonie! Have a good time at the gym!


pastagal on 01/07/2002:
You have been doing greatwith exersise and sticking toyour points soonie,,you should see some drop in numbers real soon,,,or inches:}}


muggs on 01/07/2002:
You're really doing great on the exercise, girlfriend! And the water.. excellent!


stellastarr on 01/07/2002:
You are looking picture perfect, Soonie :) I am so glad of that and you know I just think of you every single day since you got me going with the at least 20 minutes madness! Thank you. Love you.


garlic on 01/07/2002:
Great job with all the walking. My goal this week is to walk 30 min., 5 times. Hope I make it. I'll have to keep reading your posts so that I get inspired. Keep it up!!!



Soon2BThin - Sunday Jan 06, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

Happy Sunday, everyone!! Well, lots of comments yesterday about men & their wallets, hehe. Seems they are mostly all alike. And, yes, Maria, mine is the same way about clothes. I wish sometimes I could be like that, not caring what I wear, although most of the time lately, I'm wearing sweats around the house if I'm not going out. Soooooo attractive, haha. But I always have to have my hair just so, ya know. I'm VERY picky about my hair.

Okay, yesterday---I had 28 points of food (not enough veggies though), I did the 3 miles on the treadmill in the morning & later did 20 minutes of Leslie Sansone (wow, that video kicks my butt!) but didn't get to the yoga, & I had more than 100 oz. of water. That brings up a question--can you get TOO MUCH water? My B-I-L's urologist told him not to drink so much water, no more than 2 liters, and I remember years ago, a friend of ours was drinking so much water that all the nutrients were being washed through her body before they could be absorbed, so she had problems because of that. Now lately, the Phatman is saying the same thing--overweight people are far too obsessed with the amount of water they drink, as evidenced here, right? I'm wondering, should I cut down and just stick with the recommended 8 glasses or what? Of course, most of the water I drink is while exercising so that's a good think, I think. What do you all think?

So today I slept in some, no exercise yet, but hubby & I are heading out soon for a nice walk outside. It's about 50 degrees with the sun shining, I really want to take advantage of that. I know most of you are suffering the gloomy skies, cold weather & snow, so I will be grateful for the good weather I have here. They are saying 69 for a high today & 70's all this week, Wheee! BTW, we are going to church this evening since my sister had to pick up my niece at the airport at 11 last night, so she wanted to sleep in this morning. My niece was in Buffalo, poor kid. Her father's family lives there. Anyways, we'll see how the late service is.

Okay, gonna go now, gotta get ready to go take that walk. Enjoy your Sunday & thanks for listening.

Maria7 on 01/06/2002:
WOW!!! You sure are doing FANTASTIC on the 3 miles walking...I don't do that much! As for the water...you've got me curious and think I will research that and let you know what I find out, cause sometimes I get short of breath and feel weak and wonder if I'm losing nutrients through too much water flushing, too....I will research it on the internet and in the meanwhile if you find out anything else about it, please let me know. Looks like we'll both be going to church tonight...that is great! Enjoy your spring-like temperatures, it sure is COLD here! COLD, RAINY, and DREARY outside! Happy Sunday! Love, Maria


kyrin on 01/06/2002:
You get part of your water requirement filled by eating fruits and veggies. My guess would be that if you're confortable in drinking your water, not forcing the ounces, then you're probably doing all right.

The doctor told me that I should be getting 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight. I don't usually drink that much, but feel better when I do.

Christy


Koko on 01/07/2002:
Good job on the exercise and I dunno about the whole water controversy (is it a controversy??) Who knows. I guess you just do what works best for you. Take care and have a great week.



Soon2BThin - Saturday Jan 05, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

Good morning!! I hate that the progress chart thingy is down here, I would like to check that, ya know? Is everyone's down like mine? Anyways---how are you all doing today? I'm feeling GREAT! Got up sorta early & did my 3 miles on the treadmill, that's *9* days in a row of exercise, yay, me! And later I plan on doing some Leslie Sansone & some yoga. I've got some laundry in the dryer & some sauer kraut, potatoes & pork ribs in the crock pot. Yuck, now I have to smell that all day, I hate sauer kraut! Well, maybe it will take away my appetite, hehe. Hubby loves it & I haven't made it for awhile & it is so easy.

Okay, yesterday--at least I got the 2 miles of walking in but the eating wasn't great. I didn't even track my points since it was my "off day". It probably wasn't too bad, I didn't run out for any chocolate or donuts or McDonald's or anything like that, but I did eat a LOT of peanuts (they're supposed to be good for you, right? Protein & the good kind of fat, huh?) but too many points & calories. Also had mashed potatoes & gravy, some of those new frozen biscuits & more peanuts, hehe. So today it's on to better things. I've got my points journal back out & writing everything down. Oh, I did have plenty of water yesterday too so that part wasn't too bad.

Well, I've got some work to do today, some cleaning & stuff. I won't be going out anywhere, I haven't really been out shopping since before Christmas, our charge card loves it. BTW, hubby thought he'd lost his the other day so I called to cancel it right away. He found it later in the new wallet my Mom got him for Christmas. He had just been trying it out to see how the cards would fit in it & forgot to take it back out & put it back in his old wallet. And what is it with men, they seem to hate to give up that old wallet & switch to a new one?! He's still carrying the old one now & probably will til next Christmas, haha. So now we have to wait for the new cards to get here & I will have to memorize a new card number. We had that old one for 10 years. I actually paid CASH for groceries the other day, haha! It really felt strange. We use the Discover card for everything to get the cash back bonus, almost $500 this year!! Yippee!

Well, I've got to go dance to some Brittney Spears on the stereo, hehe, while I do the vacuuming, okay? I'll be back later. Have a great day & thanks for listening.

kyrin on 01/05/2002:
Hi Soonie!

Gosh, what is it with them and their wallets? My hubby has needed his replaced for almost three years now. He <i>won't </i> let me buy a new one. Says he won't use it, even if I do get one. The poor old thing is barely holding together...has holes worn in the cover and everything. {sigh}

I'm proud of you for strring hte economy with actual cash. Good for you, gal! (Counting the green can be good exercise... heh-eh-eh!)

Have a nice weekend!

Christy


noshie on 01/05/2002:
yummm saure kraut! I love the stuff, family can't stand it so I don't get to have it much :( Well take care of yourself and have a great weekend. Love ya


pinkuspettuty on 01/05/2002:
I know what you mean about men and wallets. My husband carried this worn out BABY BLUE wallet for years. He had made it as a boyscout and it was literally falling apart before he allowed me to buy him a new one!! I think he was about 35 years old at that point! LOL Have a nice day,. Pink


pastagal on 01/05/2002:
OH my,,i love Saurekraut also,,,i can just open a jaw of it and eat it cold:}} i love it with hotdogs,,,,but pork ribs is great with it,sometimes i just add it to my meal as a veggie,,mmm,,,got me hungry for it now,lol,,,well sounds like your doing good,have a great day soonie;}}


Jelly Belly on 01/05/2002:
You're so UP and motivational today. I was sitting here being depressed and feeling sick after a major pig out and thinking--exercise? why bother? But once again, thanks to this site, I'm going to go move my buns for 20 min. Thanks for the motivation!


halley on 01/05/2002:
$500.00 a year?! That's awesome.


Journey to Life on 01/05/2002:
What's worse is when they shop for a new wallet! I refuse to go with Kevin to shop for a wallet. Last time it took him nearly a week to find the one he wanted and I think we hit nearly every store in town at least twice! I'm not that picky about my purses (of course I have several)! Kudos on the 9 days straight! God Bless, Donna


Maria7 on 01/05/2002:
My Hubby has a BRAND NEW WALLET that is several years old (hehehehe) that he has NEVER used and he still carries his old, old, old, many,, many years old torn, worn wallet that he refuses to give up and use the new one! He NEVER goes clothes shopping, so if he gets something new, it is NOT that he goes shopping for clothes because he NEVER does. He could care less what he wears...no interest whatsoever...so I make sure he stays updated with his clothes. Is yours the same way about clothes, too? Maria



Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 04, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

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.

muggs on 01/04/2002:
I rolled out early today and did my yoga instead of just laying there like a lazy old bug! I'm so proud of me and you!


pinkuspettuty on 01/04/2002:
Good job on the walking!!! Nice that hubby goes too. Pink


SoccerMom on 01/04/2002:
Wooo-hooo! Hooray for you! Congrats on dropping those pounds (again!) This time wave bye-bye to them, cause "they ain't comin' back!!"

Have a great day.


Maria7 on 01/04/2002:
CONGRATULATIONS!!! WAY TO GO! Pac Man does his happy dance to you!!! Now...what are you planning on eating today that you didn't say...a snicker candy bar??? (Yes, I gave in last night and had one.) Love, Maria


stacy on 01/04/2002:
CONGRATS!!!! 7 Days of exercise in a row, thats awsome!!!! Great job this morning on making your self get up and on the treadmill, you have some good willpower,can I have some?

Keep up this great work!!!! Your gana be at goal before you know it!

Love, Stacy


pastagal on 01/04/2002:
Congrats,,,that is a great loss soonie,,,keep it up:}} see you just thought you couldn't do it:} hope you have a wonderful weekend :}


Beck on 01/04/2002:
Hi!

Glad ya lost those pounds! I wish i could walk that much, but my foot is always in such pain! Well have a great day,

***Beck***



Soon2BThin - Thursday Jan 03, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.5

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.

pastagal on 01/03/2002:
Hi soonie,,,we all have those days,but your doing great,,drink more water and you will get rid of that wanting to veg out feeling,i have had so much water already and feel like i just got up from a huge meal,,,,so water water water:}} Have a nice day soonie;}}


SoccerMom on 01/03/2002:
Thanks for the "sportmusic" info. I'll have to go check them out. You've been doing great with your exercise and water. Maybe you just need a day for the "soul". Read a good book, or listen to music and do gentle stretches while you think good thoughts. Sometimes your body just needs to <i>relax</i>. Tomorrow you can do a killer workout again.

Have a wonderful day. Remember to ~~SMILE!~~


Maria7 on 01/03/2002:
With all that exercise, you should see a change for the better on the scale soon, but if you do low carb and eliminate all breads and sweets and starches for a few days, you SURELY will...hope this helps. Your weather sounds like springtime weather...right now I'm enjoying all this snow and it is STILL SNOWING here in S.C. Thursday night 7:28pm! Take care! Love, Maria (SMILES)


halley on 01/03/2002:
Yea for yesterday! As far as getting up when you feel tired - itjust depends on what you have to do that day. If you sleep in you should get to the exercise as soon as possible! Don't let it slide!


noshie on 01/04/2002:
Don't worry about eating alot after a work out, well I don't know if it is correct or not but I would think working out then eating your body burns the food faster? Music.. I don't thing I could get on my bike with out it..lol! Take care and have a great day! Love ya



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