- 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.
- Monday Jan 22, 2001
Well, it's been a few days. I've been doing okay, not perfect, but okay. Better than last week, I think. I have had 3 really good days in a row, exercise, water & within my point range. Friday I exercised but the diet wasn't real good. I plan on staying on program for the next 2 days also, so my week (from Thurs. to Thurs) will be okay. But, I ramble---I've been checking all your entries but I haven't had time til now to enter my own. Glad you all are doing so well. And welcome to all the new people. Thanks for listening.
- Thursday Jan 18, 2001
Hey, everybody, how's it going? Good, I hope. I've just read all the entries so far for today & you all sound good. Here's how my day went--Weight Watchers meeting this morning & as you can all see, I had a small, surprising drop in my weight. I don't really feel that I deserve it, there must have been something wrong with the scale, though it was the same one I weighed in on last week. My scale at home said I only dropped half a pound, so I was surprised at the meeting. Gee, if I can do that on a bad week, just think of how I can do on a good one, LOL. So, I'm encouraged to do better this week, although, I must confess, I didn't do so well today. But it's out of my system now & I will do really well for the rest of the week, I promise, you are all my witnesses. Going to get up tomorrow & do lots of walking in the morning, I always feel better when I do. This morning I started out feeling pretty bad, sinus headache & soooo tired, even though I had a good night's sleep. But by this afternoon, I felt a lot better. We got some questions about our move ironed out today & signed papers to do with the selling of our house, so things feel better to me, I'm such a worrier & hate things "up in the air". I can't tell you how much better I will feel when this is all over & we're finally settled in the new house. Hot tub, here I come! Still, so much packing & sorting to do!!! Maybe that's why I did have a loss this week, ya think? All the stress & worry. Gosh, I didn't drink hardly any water today either & now I am craving it (believe me, it does happen, after you get used to it). So I'm gonna work on some of that the rest of tonight. Before I go, I was thinking today at the WW meeting, I guess I'm not the only one who has been going to the meetings for so long & still not made my goal, there are several other people I noticed today that have been there at least as long as I have been going & haven't reached their goal, so now I feel better, that I'm not the only one. Misery loves company, they say, LOL. So, now, only 3.4 pounds left to my goal & 4 more meetings to go before I move to Arizona. I should be able to make it or shame on me! I would just like to reach goal with all the people I know at the meeting instead of in front of a lot of strangers at a new meeting. If I keep that in mind, I should be able to do it. Thanks for all your support & thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Jan 17, 2001
So, I haven't been here for 2 days, though I've checked in to see how everyone is doing. I'm kinda feeling left out, since you are all doing so well & I'm still struggling, going up & down with my weight. I have one very good day & then I don't keep it up for a couple of days. I'm sure I won't have a loss this week but I plan on going to the meeting anyway. Unless it snows or we get freezing rain in the morning, I hate to drive in that. They are calling for it but it might not happen. So I plan on going. I was thinking today that with all the money I've invested in WW for a year & a half, it's time to make my goal so I can be a lifetime member & not pay anymore. Time to quit fooling around, that's too much money to be spending. 48$ a month. What the heck am I doing? I know I can do it, I've had a really good day today & never really felt hungry at all, there is so much I can eat on WW. But I haven't done exercise for 3 days except for bowling yesterday. So I need to get back to that. I'll tell ya, with all the packing we're doing, my life feels in total chaos. There are boxes everywhere in the house & so much on our minds & so much to do. I don't do well when I'm not on my usual schedule & my house is a mess. I just keep thinking about after this is all over & we're settled in our nice new house. That keeps me going. I still wake up in the middle of the night & worry about things that need to be done before we move, a thousand things, it seems. And only 5 weeks to do them. Oh, well, I guess it will all work out in the end, it has to, LOL. Have any of you flown on a plane with your pet? I'm going to be flying out to Arizona with my cat & I'm kinda worried about that, never done it before. Well, I've just run on here, sorry. I will report tomorrow on the weigh-in. Thanks for listening.
- Sunday Jan 14, 2001
Yippee, finally a great day on program. I didn't make any mistakes for a change. I finally got up about 9 this morning cause I wasn't feeling too good during the night--could it have been the way I pigged out at dinner, ya think? Anyway, I didn't really feel like doing the treadmill, but I just forced myself & I did feel better afterward, so I'm glad I did it. I told myself I'd just do 2 miles but I felt better, so I went & did 3 miles, well, really 3.2, I do .1 for warm-up & .1 for cool-down. Also, I burned 367 calories today where yesterday I burned 330. I remembered to use the incline today so I did a better workout. I didn't do any bike-riding today though, we've been real busy packing again. So I've been up & down stairs lots of times today. I've done really well on my food today too, only 19 points so far. I may have a small snack soon & then that's it for the day. I've had 80 ounces of water & will have 16 more soon when I take my Metamucil, which I do every evening (I'm an old person, ya know). Oh, I also did the 100 ab crunches this morning too, why do I always forget to add that. Gonna have those great abs soon, I hope. I only have 4 more WW meetings here before we move & I would like to make my goal by then. That means 5 pounds, my goal is 150, since I got an okay from my doctor. Weight Watchers said my goal should be 145 but if you get a note from your doctor, you can use that as your goal. Really, he's surprised I'm even getting close to that, I was so overweight for so long. So he thought 150 would be a good weight for me to shoot for. Boy, it's sure taking me a long time to get there, with all the backsliding I do. But I think when I do reach it, I won't be so apt to put it all back on. Well, gotta go check up on you all. Thanks for listening.
- Saturday Jan 13, 2001
Here's what I did today--increased my time on the treadmill to 3 miles & did 100 ab crunches (also did these yesterday but forgot to mention). I didn't eat really well, too many points again. I was doing fine until dinner & since I didn't figure out the points on what I made, I just ate until I was full. Probably wasn't too bad, but not as good as I would have liked. At least it had lots of vegetables, so I did get my quota in for the day. Hope tomorrow will be a better day. I feel like now that I've started the exercise again I've been more hungry than I had been. I'll just have to fight that I guess. You are all doing so well, I really need to catch up. I just keep thinking of you all & that should help me do better. Thanks for being there & thanks for listening.
- Friday Jan 12, 2001
Good day today. Finally got up & did my treadmill this morning, 2 miles. It's a start anyway. I'll try to increase tomorrow, which I am looking forward to, by the way. Never thought I'd ever be saying that. Also I plan on riding my bike while I watch Millionaire this evening. I've done okay on food today, though not perfect, but I'm working on it. Tomorrow should be better. I bought one of those chocolate oranges again, what a big mistake. But, oh, so good. Bad Soony! We spend the most of everyday now just sorting out things & packing up, so at least I keep busy. All this work isn't fun, but I just keep thinking what's at the end of it--a hot tub, a pool & a beautiful house, which I've always wanted. Our house is 54 years old & we've been here for 30 years. It's been a good 30 years but time to move now. 6 more weeks. Well, talk to you all tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
- Thursday Jan 11, 2001
Well, 2 pounds up, I guess it could be worse. Oh, it was worse. When I weighed in at the one meeting I went to in Tucson, I was 157. Today hasn't been a good day though. I always do this when I plan on starting over tomorrow--one last day of really splurging. So I probably put on another pound just today, but I really will get up early tomorrow to walk on my treadmill, at least 2 miles, & also eat within my WW program points--20-25. It's not that hard so I know I can do it. Maybe I should copy what Pastagal eats, she always has a good menu & is losing so much weight (you go, Pasta!) I may also try to cut down on my carbs, although I find that pretty hard to do, we'll see. Okay, gotta go, talk to you tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Jan 10, 2001
Not much time to make my entry tonight, I've been pretty busy with the cleaning out things & packing up. Diet hasn't been too good, in fact, I just ate a peanut butter sandwich, even tho I already had dinner. I just craved peanut butter. Well, WW meeting is tomorrow morning, where I will have to face the fact I haven't done very well lately. Then Friday, I vow to get back to my morning exercise program. At least, now I'm finally sleeping better, so I should be able to start getting up earlier from now on, especially with that neighbor dog who usually starts barking now at about 7:30 AM. Don't remember hearing him until this week, maybe he's new. Anyway, I haven't given up & will NOT ever. It took me too long to get where I am now, with a lot of struggle & hard work. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow, of course. Oh, Muggg, I will be moving to Tucson, Ariz., so I will be sharing the same great weather with Panda, we are so fortunate, I love it there. And I will have my own pool to work out with a little swimming, never had one before in my life. I REALLY look forward to it. And it's great I can take you all with me in my move, thank heaven for the internet & all my great friends here. Also, welcome to all the new ones here, I haven't had the time to write comments to all of you. Take care, everyone. Thanks for listening.