- 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.
- Sunday Jan 07, 2001
I slept in this morning since I am having a hard time getting to sleep lately. So no exercise this morning. With all this moving stuff on my mind, I am having a lot of stress now. Does stress help you lose weight or hinder it? Let me know what you all think. I've been busy all day in the attic, sorting out all the stuff I've accumulated over the last 30 years. We only have a small attic (thank goodness) & one half of it is my craft stuff I've bought over the years & stored. I used to buy a lot of yarn (I like to crochet) when I found a sale & planned to use it to make things someday but now, there it is, staring me in the face. I thought maybe I would call some nursing homes to see if the ladies there could use it to knit & crochet. I can't take it all with me, we won't have as much room to store things in the new house. So, today, I got that half of the attic cleaned out. I guess I just have to take it one day at a time, one room at a time. My husband plans on renting a truck & moving all our stuff himself accross country. It seems like a big job to me but it costs so much for movers to do it. Although, I do think it would be easier & better in the long run to trust it to people who know what they are doing & have a lot of experience. There is just so much to do & we have to be out there to sign the closing papers on the new house on March 1. And we haven't even sold our old house yet! I'm sure this will all work out but the stress may kill me, hehe. I know I haven't had enough water today but not too bad either. My food hasn't been real great either so I will do better tomorrow. My back is aching & I'm sore all over but it will be worth it to be in our new house in Arizona in less than 2 months. Then I will have a well deserved rest, well, maybe after I get everything unpacked, LOL. Hope you're all doing great, I'm going to go check up on you all now for awhile, got a lot to catch up on. Hope you all haven't forgotten about me. Thanks for listening.
- Saturday Jan 06, 2001
Hey, everyone!! I'm back! Actually got back on Thursday but I've been swamped with e-mail & such to catch up on. Hope everyone of you had a good & safe holiday season. I haven't been real good but not too bad either, I may even be down a couple of pounds, weigh-in coming up on Thursday officially. I haven't had a chance to catch up on all of your entries yet but will try to soon. I am so busy now--guess what--we liked it so much in Arizona, we bought a house. I know--really fast--but we found just what we both wanted & just took the leap. So now I'm very busy sorting out 30 years of accumulated stuff because we will be moving the end of February! Whew, I don't know if I can make it, but, hey, maybe the stress & work will pay off in weight-loss, huh? Just thought I'd check in here to let you know I'm still here, gotta run. Thanks for listening.
- Tuesday Dec 19, 2000
Here I am, sorry I missed last night, I've been so busy, getting ready for the trip to Arizona. And we are flying, herb, that's the easy way. So I made it to bowling this morning. Our weather is really bad, but could be worse, I guess. It snowed a little off & on today, with temps between 10 & 15, and wind chills of 5 to 10 below. The sun did peek out a few short times though. I really hate driving in the snow, I've lived here 32 years & I'm still not good at it. But the roads were pretty clear this morning, thank goodness. Now I don't have to worry about this again for 2 weeks. That is, after we get to the airport tomorrow. Hopefully, we won't get any more bad weather before then. I haven't had a good diet day & no exercise except for the bowling. I had baked potato soup at lunch with the ladies, so that wasn't too bad, but I stopped at Walgreen's & just happened to have a coupon for those Rocher candy-things, buy one-get one free (just the little 3-pack) so I got them & I'm kinda eating them right now along with some regular Coke--BAD Soony! I will tell you though, this will not be a regular thing for me over the next 2 weeks. I should never even cut those kinds of coupons out, right? I'm so weak! But I'm in a good frame of mind so I think this is just a temporary thing. I'm not going to beat myself up over it but will just try to do better from now on. I think I can handle that. Being with my family in Arizona always makes me feel so good this time of year that I barely think of eating anyway. Except the stress of the getting ready & the air flight kinda get to me. Anyway, enough of that. I am going to miss you all so much but I know the days will fly by and I'll be back soon. I have a WW meeting place all picked out near my Mom's house where we will be staying, so I will not miss more than the one meeting this week. My regular meeting here is on Thursday so I will miss that one, then the one there is on Monday, so I already missed that one this week. So that means I have one missed meeting. Well, that's all for awhile. I will be so glad to get away from this weather for awhile but it will be so hard to come back to it. I may get to get on here from my sister's computer, I don't know. I wish you all the best of holidays & happy new year. I love you all, you are all my dear diet buddies. Take care. Thanks for listening.
- Sunday Dec 17, 2000
A better day today--foodwise. But no exercise. I didn't sleep well last night & when I woke up this morning, it was already after 9. I just didn't feel up to exercising so I took the day off. I even took a nap this afternoon. I had taken some sinus medication that made me really drowsy. It sure felt good though to curl up under my electric blanket & nap. I don't think it even got up to 10 degrees today & it was windy. Our house was only about 67 degrees so I was cold all day except when I napped. I swear, my fingers & toes stay cold all winter except when I'm in bed. I just hate the climate here. Oh, well, in 2 days I will be in wonderful Arizona, where I belong, I wish I could live there all year. They are getting temperatures in the 60's & 70's lately. I can't wait to get there. We leave Wednesday. I will certainly miss you all here, I don't have access to a computer there, my Mother refuses to live in the 21st century, LOL. She thinks computers are all porno & perverts. So, talk to you all tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
- Saturday Dec 16, 2000
Having a so-so day today. Not too bad & not real good, I'll take it. I did exercise this morning, 3 miles of walking, 100 ab crunches. But I went over a little on points, I think I did better than last Saturday though. No McD's this morning. Kept busy all day, laundry & such that kept me going up & down stairs most of the day. (My washer is in the basement) No bike ride this afternoon, oh, well..... My arm is soooo sore from that flu shot & it feels swollen & it itches. Hope I don't have any more side effects. Take care, everyone. Thanks for listening.
- Friday Dec 15, 2000
Just checking in a little for today. Not a good day, I don't know why, since I had a one pound loss for last week, more than I had thought I would. Got my trip coming up next week, I think things like that, out of my usual things, throw me off my program. But that's no excuse. I will do better tomorrow. At least, I did walk this morning, 3 miles. I got a "Oprah book club" book from the library that I had reserved today. So now I only have until Tuesday to read the 360 pages of it before I leave for Arizona. I can't take it with me cause it is due a week from today. Let's see, that would be $1.40 or so on overdue fines, so maybe if I don't finish it, I will take it with me. I can afford that much. I just didn't think it through until now. It's pretty good, so far. And I am still only less than half way through the second "Left Behind" book. I have been buying them at Target for $9.79 each & saw them at Sam's today for only 7 something, so if I buy any more, I will go to Sam's. If you like to read and haven't read them yet, you might want to try them. Does anyone know how many there are so far? I also get the Stephen King serial book from his web site, but haven't even started on the first part yet. There just aren't enough hours in the day lately for all that I want to do, LOL. Guess I should start getting up earlier, I think 9 hours of sleep are too many anyway, huh? Well, it looks like a rainy weekend here, at least it isn't snow, thank goodness. You all have a good weekend, my dear friends. Thanks for listening.
- Thursday Dec 14, 2000
Well, I made it to the WW meeting this morning. The roads were pretty clear & even the parking lots weren't too bad. And my hubby shoveled the sidewalk out to the garage. And my car started too, LOL. So no exercise this morning. We learned a little about the changes in the new program but I guess they will just feed us a little each week. I learned that carrots are now 1 point instead of 0 as before because of the sugar content. They are considering things like this more now. Some other things have changed also. Like you get a smaller point allowance now according to your weight. Mine was 20-27 points per day, now it is 20-25. Soon we will learn about added points for what exercise you do each day. And so on.... After the meeting I went for my flu shot finally. OUCH! I usually don't mind shots but this one really hurt. At least I didn't have to wait in line, it only took a few minutes. My shoulder is already getting sore from it & it's the shoulder that usually gives me trouble anyway. I had no choice which one I got it in, she just said "left shoulder", why, I don't know. I remember last year it hurt so much for several days I couldn't even lay on that side. Boy, I'd better not get the flu now! After that, I did a little shopping, got the gift for our bowling Christmas party next week. I'm usually in Arizona by then, but this year we leave the day after. So it should be fun. Got home about 2 and had lunch while I watched my soap on tape. Gotta have my "All My Children"! No exercise this afternoon either, I just took the whole day off. Oh, well, I'll get back at it tomorrow. Food today hasn't been real good, I mean, I haven't done real good, the food WAS good, LOL. Well, almost time for lots of TV to start. Have I said before that I watch too much TV? At least I read during the commercials. And no snacking! Sounds like everyone's had a good day. I miss your journal, Jenny, if you're reading this. Hope you're doing well. Take care, everyone, and stay safe & warm. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Dec 13, 2000
A much better day today, thank goodness. Here's what I did today--Got up at 8 this morning & walked for 3.5 miles on the treadmill. I always do my exercise before eating breakfast, I just like it that way & haven't run into any trouble yet. I have a big fan in front of the treadmill to circulate the air & keep me cool. If I don't, I feel like I'm suffocating. I also have my 24 oz. bottle of water & my music on the walkman. I played a little game with myself this morning while I walked--I would walk for 1.5 minutes holding on, then 3.5 minutes not holding on & every 5 minutes I would take 4 big sips of my water. I used to not be able to walk without holding on, now it's getting easier. By the time I'm done walking, I've downed the 24 oz. of water. After I come up from the basement, I drink another 8 oz. This afternoon, I rode the bike for 30 minutes while reading, I'd already watched Oprah. BTW, herb, I don't have a book holder, I just hold it in my hands. It's jiggly & a little difficult to read but my husband couldn't figure out where the book holder fits on the bike. I'll have to check the instruction book for it. Someday! When I got done on the bike, I guess my blood sugar dropped cause I felt shakey & kinda weak, so I tested my blood, it was 73. I had never had a reading that low before. So I ate a small serving of flavored instant oatmeal. I probably should have just had some orange juice, that would have worked faster, but I was really hungry too. Maybe I should have eaten a little something before I rode the bike, what do you all think? I had eaten lunch between 1:30 & 2:00 so I didn't really feel hungry before I rode the bike at 5:15. Anyway, I have done real well with my food points today, staying well below the limit, trying to make up for the Chinese food yesterday. I have also had a gallon of water. I didn't go anywhere today since we had some bad weather, a couple inches of snow & more to come. I thought about a nap this afternoon but fought off the urge & got busy. We're getting freezing rain right now so it doesn't look good for the WW meeting tomorrow. There will be more snow too. I just hate going out after that stuff cause even if the roads are not too bad, the sidewalks & parking lots are usually bad. So I'll just get up in the morning & decide. I hate to miss this week cause they are telling us about the new program & I don't want to miss that. I may just go to another meeting on Friday or Saturday if I don't make tomorrow's. Well, I've been rather long-winded today, huh? I couldn't get on earlier, did anyone have that problem? Gonna go read how you all are doing now. Thanks for listening.