- Sunday Aug 12, 2001
Hey, DD friends, how's it going? I'm doing fine today. I slept in till almost 7:30 this morning cause we stayed up last night playing cards with Larry & Sally (BIL & sister). We had a really good time. Anyways, I got up this morning & walked for 3 miles on the treadmill. When I first got up I didn't feel very well, just a sinus headache, I guess. But by the time I finished the 3 miles I felt a lot better. So that's what exercise can do for you, besides helping you lose weight. Glad I got up & did it. The diet the last couple of days hasn't been quite as good as I would like it to be, but I'm doing lots better today. I didn't change the weight listed to the left cause I'm just going to weigh-in on Fridays now. We'll see how that plan goes. Maybe then I can see a constant losing streak.
Well, the weather here is hot today, about 97 with the sun shining. Maybe I'll get in the pool today, haven't been in it since last weekend. We're just hanging out today, hubby's watching some ball game or other on TV & here I am. It's 1:30pm so I'm on here kinda later than usual. I hope you're all doing well & enjoying your weekend. Gonna go check up on y'all now. Take care & thanks for listening.
- Saturday Aug 11, 2001
Happy Saturday, everybody! Hope you're all having a good day so far. It's almost noon here & I got up at 5:30 this morning for our walk. We walked for over an hour so I'm sure it was a good 3 miles at least. Showered, had breakfast & took a short nap. My sister called & woke me up at 10:15 but that was okay, I'd already slept for an hour. That's part of why I wanted to move here, so my sisters & I could see or talk to each other everyday, the way sisters are supposed to. I really missed that, living so far away. And the BBQ we had yesterday was great, the whole family was here. After dinner, we sat out on the patio & talked while my husband & BIL played in the pool. It was fairly cool by then & pleasant.
It's really hot here today, about 100 already, & this is the time of year when we have more humidity, the monsoon season they call it. It should end the end of this month or so. Then, in about October, the weather should be really nice. I'm sooooo glad I don't have to go through another winter back east, I hated them!
Anyways, I didn't get out of here yesterday till 12:15. The mattress guys said they'd be here between 10 & 12, wouldn't you know, they showed up at 2 minutes to 12. I did all my errands at all the stores & didn't get back home until 4:15. Then I had a little snack, I didn't eat lunch, I only had a granola bar with me & some water, then I got the baked beans in the oven for the BBQ. I bought potato salad cause I didn't have time to make it & we grilled hamburgers & chicken. Kroger has a great southern style potato salad (although they are called Fry's around here, the store, I mean) that I like even better than the stuff I make. Anyway, it was all good & I didn't over-do it. And NO DESSERT! But now I have lots of leftover potato salad that will be calling out my name until it's all gone ;(
I was driving past a Red Lobster restaurant yesterday & thought, "Mmmmmm, I would love to go eat there soon" but then, I thought, it will still be there after I lose all the weight & then I can go & not worry about gaining as long as I eat right the rest of the time. I should be able to do that then & still maintain my loss, right? Almost like "normal" people, hahaha. So until then I'm going to abstain from eating the garlic rolls at Red Lobster & other such foods until this process is over. And I'll have that to look forward to. I'm not saying I'll just go "hog wild" then, I know I'll still have to watch what I eat most of the time but it will be okay to do that once in awhile. You know what I mean?
Okay, enough about food! I'm just going to keep thinking about that Hawaiian trip next May & how good I'm going to look & feel (for an old woman, anyway). I've just got to lose at least 20 pounds by then. I know this doesn't sound too difficult to do, but if you see how I've done in the past, you know I'm not real good at this. But I'm determined to do it.
Gonna go spend the rest of the day checking up on you all here. It takes me hours to get caught up. But I really enjoy seeing how everyone is doing. You all have a good weekend. Thanks for listening.
- Friday Aug 10, 2001
- Friday Aug 10, 2001
Good morning, DD buddies!! It's almost 11am here & I'm off to a good start for the day. Got up early (I always do anyway, haha), woke up the hubster & took him for a walk outside for about 50 minutes. I know this had to be at least 2.5 miles so that was good. I have a pedometer but it said only 2.17 miles & I know that can't be right. Anyways--then I did my ab crunches & free weights. Oh, it was cloudy & about 75 degrees with high humidity in case you wanted a weather report, haha. Took my shower & ate a nice breakfast of oatmeal, toast, green tea & strawberries (6 points). In case you didn't notice, I changed my weight above & that is my "uh, oh, time to really panic" weight. I am no longer maintaining, DUH! If you knew what all I ate the last couple of days you'd faint dead away, haha. But, no more, I surrender, I'm back on program, darnit. I've just got to start getting some more weight off--NOW! I think even my clothes are starting to get a little snug :<( I'm now a new, smarter Soonie, okay? (Raising right hand) I solemnly swear to eat right & exercise everyday for the next week (except Tuesday, I have an early doc's app.) I thought if I put it here, I'd be more apt to stick to it. I've already given myself a swift kick in the pants, so you can save that for someone else, haha.
Well, as soon as the guys deliver my hubs new mattress, I'll be off to the mall to return some stuff I bought earlier this week, then on to Target for same, & then to Wal-Mart for same. (Hey, I bought some things I didn't really need after all, okay?!) I also need to pick up a few things, then to grocery for some stuff for this evening--we're going to BBQ with the family at our house & maybe watch a movie or play cards. My other brother goes back to Phoenix tomorrow so thought we'd have a little get-together.
So, okay, I'm going to be very busy all day. Whatcha all going to do today? Keep moving, drink that water, & watch out for the goodies, they'll be calling your name but just don't pay any attention, okay? That's what I'm going to do, I swear! Hope you all have a great day. Thanks for all your kind comments & thanks for listening.
- Thursday Aug 09, 2001
Well, well, good morning, everyone! I'm way, way off program this week, but all is not lost--yet. I'm having a REAL junk food day today. Already went out & got breakfast at McD's, then in the grocery store for some donuts & Fritos & Coke. Only bought enough to last through today, then, tomorrow---it's back to the program!! I PROMISE! I don't know what's happened to me lately, maybe the stress (NO EXCUSES,PLEASE) but it's time to get back with it, I know. I'm just here to confess, sorry if this brings anyone down. I know I'm not much of an example to anyone lately. So do as I say, not as I do, hahaha. Even though tomorrow is Friday, not the proverbial Monday, I plan on starting over---AGAIN. Gawd, how many times have I said this?!
Well, the funeral yesterday went well, if you can say that about a funeral. So sad for us all, but we made it through. We have a lot of great memories of our dear Dan which we'll cherish forever. So life goes on.
Gonna go read me some inspirational entries here now. Thanks for all the kind comments. I hope you all have a great day. Thanks for listening. (BTW, it's 10am here now, just thought I'd let you know that, don't know why, haha) PS. If anyone has a problem with what I write here, meaning the bad habits, please, let me know. I'm not sure of the protocol here with this. I'll let you know how I do tomorrow. I promise to get better. Honest.
- Monday Aug 06, 2001
Hey, there, how's it going? I guess I'm really slipping up here lately, been a week since I made an entry. I'm keeping really busy around here, lots to do. At least my weight isn't increasing much, I have good days & bad days. I just found out today that my sister & BIL want us to go with them on a Hawaiian cruise next May. Is that incentive or what?! Think I could lose about 20 pounds by then? I'd better get with it then, huh?
This week has been hectic so far. My baby brother passed away on Saturday morning. He'd just turned 40 last month. It wasn't unexpected, he'd been in a nursing home for the past 5 years & bedridden for the past 2 years. Recently he developed problems with his digestion (fed through a feeding tube) & was aspirating his food, so it was decided to stop his feedings completely & let him go. He lasted 4 more weeks because they were still giving him medications with water, this helped him to survive. They stopped the water & 3 days later it was over. It's a long story how he got to this point, it started 15 years ago when he was hit by a car when he was riding his bike. He had sustained severe head injuries & was never the same. So it's all very hard on us right now, the funeral is Wednesday. I'm just glad we moved here so I can be a help to my mother. All that keeps us going is the thought that he's better off now. I like to believe that he's in a more wonderful place & happy again.
So we'll get through this & life goes on, of course. Sorry to bring you all down, I just had to get it off my chest. And I do feel like you are all my friends here. Thanks for listening.
- Monday Jul 30, 2001
I don't have much time here today, I just wanted to give you all the URL for the great ab workout page I found---www.virtualfitnesstrainer.com--click on Health & Fitness Articles, then on Abdominals-The Truth on How to Achieve a Toned Tummy and Slim Waisteline. You don't have to be a member to do this either.
I'm still going up & down with the weight, just not serious enough to lose. I'm keeping up the exercise & water, except for today, no exercise & not enough water, but I did well over the weekend. Go figure! Going to go check up on y'all now for my daily portion of inspiration. Thanks for listening.
- Saturday Jul 28, 2001
Hey, everybody, what's up? I've been slacking on the diary here lately. Been so busy with other things, ya know. I still haven't got the weight down where I want it but at least it's not way up there. I'm still working on it though. Not perfect. I started out today with 4 miles of walking on the treadmill & the eating is going excellent so far. I plan on having a really good day of it. I bought a protein supplement powder yesterday at Wal-Mart but haven't tried it yet. I read that if I want to build those muscles I need to get enough protein. My arms are looking more toned but still a lot of work to do. I found a great page about ab workouts & such & gave the url to buddy here but she couldn't get it to come up. Can anyone tell me how I could put a link to it here? Never done that kind of thing before. And also a good site that shows you the different muscles & where they are & how to exercise them.
I plan to get out in the pool for a little exercise this afternoon (it's only noon here right now) & sun, my tan is fading fast. Usually by the time I get out there, it clouds up & storms.
So I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. Even though I haven't been making entries I've been checking up on you all sometimes. Take care & thanks for listening.
- Saturday Jul 21, 2001
Good morning, DDers! I'm back down again but I guess I just can't stand success, I went to McD's for my breakfast ;0( What are we going to do with me?! I promise to go easy for the rest of the day though & drink plenty of water. My hubby was gone to a target range to be tested for his permit to carry a concealed weapon here. Don't know why but when he is gone I take the opportunity to cheat big time. Maybe it won't hurt too much if I'm just careful the rest of the day. And I didn't exercise this morning either after 10 days straight. Oh, well, start over time again tomorrow. I know I probably disgust you all. So that's my story & I'm sticking to it, haha. Hope you're all doing great today. Thanks for listening.
- Friday Jul 20, 2001
Hey, everybody! I missed a day! But I'm here now. Not doing so well so don't want to bring you all down. I'm back up to 154 (it wouldn't let me change the weight today), going the wrong way again. I'm trying really hard today though. Did my 3 mile walk (10 days in a row now), crunches & free weights. Going to keep the points real low today. I tell ya, I just panic when my weight goes back up this high. It's so hard for me to lose it. I can put on 2 pounds in one day if I only cheat a little & it takes me 3 or 4 days to lose it. Okay, gonna go see how you're all doing today. Take care. Thanks for listening.