- Friday Feb 02, 2001
Hello, everyone! Here's what I did today--Had to go to a doctor's appointment this morning, luckily it wasn't til 10:30, so I didn't have to drive in the icy-snowy weather we had early this morning. I just went for my last check-up with this doctor, he drew blood for checking my cholesterol, thyroid & sugar. I'll find out next week how everything is. I hope the cholesterol isn't up again, those pills I used to take for that were soooo expensive, I don't want to take them again, I'm on enough stuff as it is. So I came home & ate a small breakfast since I didn't eat before cause I was supposed to fast. I did do some exercise this afternoon, 2 1/4 miles on the treadmill in 40 minutes. I did real good, food-wise, today too. I was thinking today that I'm not going to let it bother me if I don't reach my goal before we move. I've set myself up for disappointments like that before. I know I can do it & I'm giving it my best shot, but you never know about that old scale monster. So I figure if I do really well on eating & exercising & water, that will be enough, even if I don't make it. At least I'll know I gave it my best. Oh, almost forgot, I've had 80 ounces of water today so far too. The water is really not a problem for me anymore, thank goodness. If I could lose weight just by drinking lots of water, I'd be skinny, LOL. I bought some of that flavored water from Wal-Mart yesterday too, tropical fruit & peach melba. It's really pretty good when you get tired of the bland water taste. A message for SoccorMom: I do have family living in Arizona & I've missed being with them all these years, even though I have visited sometimes. It will be really nice to be able to call them whenever I feel like it & drop in sometimes just to talk. I have 2 sisters & my Mom, a brother-in-law & a teenage niece. Also a brother in another city there. My husband's family lives here so it will be kinda hard for him, but I did it for 32 years, so I guess he can too. So other than being on here, reading entries, that's all I did today. Hope you all had a good day. Thanks for listening.
- Thursday Feb 01, 2001
Hey, cool, blue!! I love this computer stuff. Thanks, Muggg!
- Thursday Feb 01, 2001
Okay, I'm trying a new color today, hope it works. If not, I'll just look stupid, LOL. Notice I only lost 4 tenths this week but I'll take it, it's better than nothing. And I'm already looking forward to next week when I should drop considerably. I'm off to a better start to the week too (my week goes from Thursday to Thursday). Usually I cheat pretty bad on Thursdays after weigh-in, figuring I have all week to make up for it. Haven't I figured out yet that doesn't work? Yep, now I have! So I'm staying in my point allowance today & I did 7 miles on my bike while watching Oprah. Usually Thursdays are my exercise day off but I'm going to try to exercise everyday this week if possible, at least some. I've just got to lose that 2.2 pounds before I move away from here (for those of you who haven't read my entries, I'm moving to Arizona from Ohio in less than 3 weeks so I only have 2 more Weight Watchers meetings to go) I need to reach my goal before then. So no more cheating, I can fit some good things I like into my allowed points, right? Just not McDonald's, LOL. So I'm feeling really great today & I hope you all are too. Wow, it takes me all day to read all the entries now, hehe. This is getting to be a popular place. I wish Panda & Adam & Tabitha would all check back in though. If you're out there, guys, let us know how you're doing. Well, gotta go, so much to watch & tape on TV tonight. You know what an addict I am. Talk to you tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Jan 31, 2001
Brrrrr! I'm so cold tonight. Sometimes I think it's all the water I drink all day. It's nice for in the summer but I just can't get warm until I'm under my electric blanket at night. Pretty soon now... I've had another great day today. Walked 3 miles on the treadmill this morning & I felt bad when I first got up, sinus headache again, which leads to nausea, but I dragged myself down to the treadmill & told myself I'd do just whatever amount I could. But after I was going for awhile, I felt pretty good so I did the whole 3 miles, yippee! I sure hope I get to change that number up in the left corner tomorrow. Weigh-in at Weight Watchers, for those of you who don't know. I did really well again with my food intake, just 19 points today & I'm all finished with eating today. I had 80 ounces of water so I made that quota too. I'd have to rate my week at about a 7, maybe 8, on a scale of 1 to 10. And I plan on doing even better next week, I'm so determined to reach my goal. So wish me luck & I'll let you know tomorrow how it goes. Thanks for listening.
- Tuesday Jan 30, 2001
Boy, am I tired!! I'm ready to go to bed already & it's only 7:38. 2 more hours to get through, I guess. I'm going to bed early since there is nothing on the tube after Frazier that I like & I always tape NYPD Blue & Judging Amy at 10:00 cause that's usually too late for me to stay up. Here's why I'm so tired--I got woken up at 7:30 this morning when the guys came to take our living room furniture that we had sold. So since I was up, I proceded to get ready to go bowling. Bowled the usual 3 games in 1 hour, then on to lunch at the Chinese buffet. MMMMM, I really enjoyed it & savored every morsel. Only ate one plateful though & didn't go back for seconds & thirds as everyone else did. I did have an eggroll though, I love those. So to compensate, this afternoon I rode my bike for 6 miles & walked 2 miles on the treadmill, for a total of 380 calories burned. I ate a light dinner but I still feel hungry, though I really shouldn't, I did eat enough, I think. Must just be my mind trying to fool me, huh? So I'll just watch some TV (The Mole, I love that & Frazier) then head off to beddy bye. Hope I didn't do too much damage with the Chinese food, we'll find out Thursday. When I hear about how so many of you have been sick with this thing that's going around, I'm just grateful that I haven't come down with it yet but I guess my time will come but I can hope not. I hope you are all feeling better now. Going to go take my daily Metamucil now, maybe that will fill me up finally. Thanks for listening.
- Monday Jan 29, 2001
Hi, everybody! I'm having another great day. I did have a sinus headache but I took Tylenol 3 & feel better. I walked 3 miles on the treadmill this morning (I was only going to do 2 cause of the headache) so yippee for me! I didn't walk as fast as yesterday & didn't incline as much so I didn't burn as much calories, but it still said 335. I didn't ride the bike this afternoon, someone came to appraise our house for the sale, so I thought I'd just take the day off from that. I've kept really busy all day, cleaning & making phone calls. There's so much to do yet before our move. Yesterday I was packing boxes and all the bending over didn't hurt my back but the backs of my thighs are really sore. Good for them, I guess. Tomorrow is bowling & I think they want to go to the Chinese buffet afterward, so I'll have to be extra careful. I just love Chinese food. But I just looked back at how I did 3 weeks ago after we went to Red Lobster & I'd lost 2 pounds that week, so I'm not really worried. In the afternoon, I'll just do a lot of walking on the treadmill, that should help. And drink lots of water to wash it away, LOL. Then for dinner I'll just eat really light. So I should be okay. I'm sure going to miss the ladies at bowling when I move away, they are the best group I've ever bowled with, I'll never find a group quite as nice. Thank goodness, I get to take you all with me, I'm so glad of that. Oh, I've done really well on the food side so far today too. So another A+ day. I know I will do well with dinner & the rest of the evening. We can do this, if I can do it, anyone can! Thanks for listening.
- Sunday Jan 28, 2001
Another A+ day. Yippee!! I did 3 miles on the treadmill again, a little faster than yesterday, 53 minutes. Before dinner, I did 6 miles on the bike again too. Oh, I almost forgot, I did 100 ab crunches this morning, I forgot them yesterday. I looked at my side view this morning & I think I need to lose another 20 pounds just in my stomach, darnit! I feel like I'll never get rid of it but I'll keep trying. My legs are nice & skinny though. When I finished riding the bike, I told my husband, "I just did 6 miles on the bike". He goes, "Uh huh". I would like more than that, like "Wow, that's sooo much". Is that too much to ask? Oh, well.... I know when I come on here, I'll get the feedback I so badly need, right? Thanks, guys! Oh, I've had 22 points so far & almost done for the day. I'll probably have some pretzels soon for one more point. Boy, I really love counting those points & I know I can stay on Weight Watchers for the rest of my life, that's my plan. I used to hate writing down everything I ate, so I didn't do it back then. But now there's no problem, I just do it. Oh, sure, there are some days I don't but not too many anymore. Well, hope you all had a great weekend & thanks for listening.
- Saturday Jan 27, 2001
Well, first of all, thank you all for your great support. I am on my way to getting to that goal. I did cheat some on Thursday, but at least it didn't continue on into Friday & Saturday, as it usually does. So I should have a good week & good loss this week. I KNOW I can do it. Yesterday was a good "on program" day, although I didn't exercise at all. I woke up with bad cramps at 6 AM, my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) acting up. So I felt bad all day. Could it have been all the peanuts in the trail mix I ate the day before, ya think? Duh! When I ate them, I didn't even make the connection that that could happen, I hardly ever eat peanuts. Now I know. I did have plenty of water yesterday though, so I guess that washed them all out, LOL. Today has been better, walked 3 miles on the treadmill this morning & did 6 miles on my bike before dinner, burning more than 500 calories, according to my equipment. And I've had 72 ounces of water & 21 points. I still need to drink my Metamucil (16 ounces of water more) & I may have some pretzels for another 1 or 2 points. Altogether, an A+ day. (BTW, no points in the Metamucil, it's sugar-free). I've caught up on all your entries, so you all have a good tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
- Thursday Jan 25, 2001
Well, that just sucks--it wouldn't let me change my weight, it's now 152.6. I'm down 8 tenths of a pound this week. Only 2.6 to go. Of course, I'm going to keep losing after that, if I can. I'd like to be down to at least 145 but my WW goal is 150. That all said, I didn't have a good day today, so I'll just call it my "day off". I really can't afford to do that again though. I want to reach that goal before I move to Arizona in less than 4 weeks. Wow, the meeting was really crowded again, I got there early to beat the rush to weigh-in. But I like it crowded, there is more going on that way. We had a substitute leader, she was really good. She told how she had been on all the diets in the past & always gained back the weight she had lost, even on weight watchers. But 4 years ago she lost all the weight & has kept it off. So, I've been reading all your entries but I usually don't have much time lately to comment, there are so many of us now, it takes me too long to read them all. And I just dread when I will be at my Mom's for 8 days before we can move into the new house, where I will be without my puter & can't check in here everyday. And who knows how long after we move in that it will take before I have it all hooked up again. I will sure miss you all then. But don't worry, as long as nothing drastic happens to my puter in the move, I shall return eventually. But I still have almost 4 weeks before then. Well, guess that's all for today, no exercise, bad food. Better day ahead tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
- Tuesday Jan 23, 2001
Day 4 here of being really good. Yeah, me! But the only exercise today was bowling this morning. We bowl 3 games in just a little over an hour cause there are only 2 ladies on each team, so I am almost constantly bowling. Also, all the times I sit down & stand up again must count for something, LOL. I wonder if I just stayed standing up the whole time I would burn more calories? I've been really busy all day too so I didn't get to read all your entries for today, sorry. Oh, I forgot, at lunch today, we went to TGI Friday's. I almost ordered the soup, which would be more fattening, but I changed my mind & had the salad with a breadstick. Much better choice. They all had the Tuesday special, fried chicken fingers with fries, uh oh! But I enjoyed the conversation & my salad just fine, thank you. Well, gotta go, time for "The Mole", I'm hooked. Thanks for listening.