- 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.
- 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.