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Soon2BThin - Tuesday Feb 06, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.2

Thought I would get in here & make my entry BEFORE I read all of yours. Usually by the time I read all of yours, I run out of time for mine, LOL. It seems there are just not enough hours in the day to do all I need to do lately. Well, yesterday was a very good day, low eating points, I walked 3 miles in less than 50 minutes, & the opthalmologist (?) said all is well with my eyes. With all the headaches I've been having lately, I wanted to rule out a problem with my eyes. He thought they could be stress related & I tend to agree with that. I feel tense all day long, I don't know why. Today has been good also. No exercise this morning except bowling, so at least that's something. I was going to ride my bike this afternoon but wussed out on that. At lunch, while they all ate some really good things I wished I was eating, like chicken fingers & chili & fries, I had a cup of beef-barley soup with a few crackers. It was good & kept me from being very hungry for a couple of hours, but when I got home after some grocery shopping & a stop at Wal-Mart for more of that water (btw, I wish they made it in chocolate flavor) I ate another lunch. I'm still within my points allowance for the day with room for dinner, so I guess that was okay. So I guess I'll go eat the afore-mentioned dinner now, probably just something light, I need some fruit for the day. Hope you all had a good day. Thanks for listening.

pastagal on 02/07/2001:
Keep it up,,your doing great with your eating and exersise:}} But watch the stress,,,it plays a big part in your health,,,,take time out for you ok;}

breakaway on 02/07/2001:
Hi there,

Great will power to avoid all that great food. You picked a good food choice! I hope reading entries like your's I will find the strength to keep going and turn down the bad food choices as you did. Keep up the great work!!

morganlee on 02/07/2001:
Wow you did great to be able to avoid all that temptation. I would have freaked out and went for the chili cheese fries. Your doing so well. Keep it up and you'll be having to change your name to alreadythin hehe take care.

morganlee on 02/07/2001:
Wow you did great to be able to avoid all that temptation. I would have freaked out and went for the chili cheese fries. Your doing so well. Keep it up and you'll be having to change your name to alreadythin hehe take care.

maria7 on 02/07/2001:
Sounds like you are doing great and glad to hear your eyes are okay. Yes, chocolate water...I love chocolate, too!

Soon2BThin - Sunday Feb 04, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.2

Okay, the scale monster is playing games with me, I shouldn't even get on it every morning. But this morning it said I was up a pound, waaaaaahh! I choose not to believe it though. After all, I've been really good, haven't I? I know I have! Didn't let it blow my day though. I only did 2 miles on the treadmill this morning, I guess I was feeling sorta depressed about the weight. You know how it is, you don't get what you want so you say "the heck with it, why am I doing all this?" So I figured some was better than none. But I didn't let it affect my eating today, I only had my minimum points, so that was a good thing. I've also had 80 ounces of water. The weight has got to start going down soon, right? Thanks for listening.

maria7 on 02/04/2001:
I know it's discouraging...you're doing everything right and the scale will not cooperate. So, you think, why try? Why not just eat and not exercise? It can be very frustrating. But, keep fighting and you will get to goal. Sometimes you just have to do a little more of this or a little less of that or do something differently or eat a little differently for the scale to move in the right direction. Don't give up, we are with you.

Soon2BThin - Saturday Feb 03, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.2

Waaaahh! I got on the scale this morning & it hasn't budged since Thursday. I kinda thought maybe it would. I usually don't weigh more than once a week but since I am so uptight about it right now, I will probably check it everyday, just posting my WW meeting weight though, on Thursday. My scale is different than theirs. I did get in some exercise this morning again--3.5 miles on the treadmill in one hour, I was moving, LOL. I also ordered a new walking music tape from sportsmusic.com today since I packed up all my faster walking music already & I need a variety. They usually ship them right away so it should be here in a few days. I got the 60's music, it looked like some good songs. I've done well with the eating today, stayed within my points range, but I feel like I ate more than I should have. I think that's a mind thing. I'll try to eat a little less tomorrow even though I'm allowed more. Feeling real tired right now so I'll probably go to bed early tonight. Today was laundry day, 3 loads, a lot of up & down stairs since my washer & dryer are in the basement, so I got even more exercise there. Hope you're all having a good weekend. Take care. Thanks for listening.

SoccerMom on 02/04/2001:
Don't worry about the scale. Mine was stuck, too...then suddenly it dropped 2.5 pounds! Yours will start moving again, soon...just keep doing what you know you should, and drink lots of water (that seemed to do the trick for me!) I didn't know about the sportsmusic.com site...thanks for the information!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Soon2BThin - Friday Feb 02, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.2

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.

pastagal on 02/02/2001:
YOur doing great with the water,,,,,yes don't set yourself up for disappointment if you dont' make that goal by the time you move,,your doing great and it will happen,,,just don't give up:}}

SoccerMom on 02/02/2001:
Oh, then that's going to be so nice for you! My family all lives 8 or more hours away.

You're doing so well with the water. I think that was my problem this week. I've not been getting quite enough. I'm trying harder now to get 90 ounces a day.

You're going to be thin before ya know it..and you're right, it doesn't really matter if you hit your goal before you leave...you can do it when you get there.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Soon2BThin - Thursday Feb 01, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.2

Hey, cool, blue!! I love this computer stuff. Thanks, Muggg!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Feb 01, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.2

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.

maria7 on 02/01/2001:
We are all with you and you know you can do it! Wait til you are at your goal before fast foods. 7 miles on the bicycle...go,girl,go!

SoccerMom on 02/01/2001:
You sound like such an UP person! That's going to be quite a move for you. I have a friend who moved to Arizona last year. She says that the hardest thing to get used to are the coyotes....and of course, the heat. Do you have family out there?

Have a wonderful evening!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jan 31, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.6

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.

Bunny on 01/31/2001:
Good for you! That is so wonderful that you had such a good week. Good luck tomorrow!!! Have a healthy happy day!

maria7 on 01/31/2001:
You know, I tell myself the same thing...just get on the treadmill and take it from there...I usually get to going real well after disciplining myself to get started and walk/jog/run a long time. It is just the getting started each time. You are doing great with your points and water and exercise. Maria

Shannon on 01/31/2001:
Hi! Thank you for the warm welcome. I am so impressed with how friendly everyone here is. I have two children, two boys ages 4 and 10 months. You are not far from your goal, and I know that must feel great! Good luck to you!

Kyrin on 02/01/2001:
Yea, you! I'm so glad that you had a good week. I haven't been able to wade through all of the diary entries this week (darn cold), so I took some time and read yours tonight. ...You've been doing a stupendous job with your exercising!

I've got my fingers crossed for you tomorrow when you hop on the scale. If you don't get the result you're hoping for, remember that muscle weighs more than fat. You've likely been increasing your muscle mass with the exercising--which means you've probably boosted your metabolism a bit. The tape measure would also be a terrific tool for charting your losses.

((hugs and congratulations on your terrific week))

km on 02/01/2001:
Wow you sound so motivated that's great I am sure you will meet your goal and I know exactly what you mean about gaining weight when you moved away, I mean i too used food for comfort even when i was younger but what i don't really understand is how we still hold on to those habits I mean when i think back my parents would fight alot and i would hide with chips, cookies you know junk food in my room while they argued but how does that play out now, is it just a habit that is continuing or something more, you know or is it all excuses well stop me i'm rambling.........Thanks KIM

DVDMon on 02/01/2001:
Hey. Yes, it is tough sometimes to know what to believe. I think the best thing to do is to keep an open mind and if something works for you do it, but if it doesn't, ditch it. Also, try different things and the more things you try, the more chance you have of finding something that is successful for you. I have become convinced that the low-carb way of eating is healthiest for me simply from the way I feel. The whole issue of weight loss has diminished in importance. It is happening slowly, but I am just enjoying feeling good and not like I'm on some deprivation plan...

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jan 30, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.6

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.

morganlee on 01/30/2001:
Hi!:) Thanks for your supporting comment earlier and reading your entries is very motivating to me. I am proud of you. you did so well at the buffet. My hubby loves them but I am always scared I will be tempted to over eat. So I do try to stay away. Keep up the good work . take care

Bunny on 01/30/2001:
What great wiil power!! I have to avoid the buffets because I know i would go back for thirds and maybe fourths.lol Keep up the great work! Have a wonderful healthy day:)

pastagal on 01/31/2001:
Bowling has to be good exersise,,,don't you think,,,plus the fun you have;}} glad your able to get out and do that,,,,

MMM i agree,,i love chinese food,,yum yum,,haven't had any in long time either,,sounds like you did fine with your eating out,,so not to worry,i will bet you still see a loss,you have been doing good :}}} well have a great nite:}}

muggg on 01/31/2001:
You did great at the buffet... Chinese food doesn't stick with you very long though. You're doing great on the exercise! Keep up the good work girlfriend... hope you see a loss!

Soon2BThin - Monday Jan 29, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.6

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.

muggg on 01/29/2001:
I was just wondering about your friends that you bowl with. But you will find some other really nice ladies... and that is so true about taking us with you. It was so neat setting up my computer... I was so anxious to see you all in my new place (LOL)... but true.

You are doing so fine with your food and exercise! I am so proud of you!

pastagal on 01/29/2001:
I really love your attitude,,,and YES you will do fine,,just take each day slow and make good choices,,and don't over do,i know getting ready to move is stressful,,,don't forget to breath:}}

SoccerMom on 01/30/2001:
Hope your headache is better today! Sounds like you're doing great with the food and exercise...and yes, packing boxes and cleaning is GREAT exercise.

Good luck in selling the house quickly. Have a healthy day.

bunny on 01/30/2001:
Isn't moving fun! We moved a few months ago and I swear i'm never doing it again. lol. Your doing really great. Keep up the positive attitude. We are going to do it! Have a wonderful day!

Soon2BThin - Sunday Jan 28, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 152.6

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.

pastagal on 01/28/2001:
I love how you Grade yourself,,thats neat,,,,sounds like things are going really good for you lately,,,gosh you will be at your goal in no time:}}

You asked me about my goal,,well when i started weight watchers a yr ago,,i started out wanting to lose 75lbs,,they said 50lbs,,,and its 53 as of now so i have a ways yet to go to get to the 75lbs I want to lose,,,my family thinks i have lost enough,but i am not content yet with how i look,,another 15-20 lbs and i will be happy,,what did you start out at and whats your goal?? and i agree,,,weight watchers is something i can do for life,,its really very easy to follow once you get the hang of it,,:}}

maria7 on 01/28/2001:
Wow! So much exercise! You go, girl, you're doing GREAT! Maria

muggg on 01/28/2001:
Woo hoo!! way to go girlfriend! Your entry made me smile! You're right.. we can get our encouragement here when our immediate families don't come through! I am so amazed at all the exercise!!!! Wow!!

The office was the last place for me to organize.. it has too many boxes in it and I hadn't come up with a way to organize it... but I'm getting closer! I have no basement or attic either!

Better go assemble another shelf!

sunny3 on 01/28/2001:
Wow what a workout! That is so great!

Keep up the awesome motivation!

Hugs! ~~Sunny~~

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