- Saturday Jun 17, 2000
Sorry, I missed yesterday. Storms here, so had to shut down. But I did manage to read your entries from yesterday before the storms hit. I did get up & go to the gym as I said I would, but wouldn't you know it, I had those 2 little voices arguing in my head when I woke up. The bad one said, awww, just turn off the radio & go back to sleep, that would feel sooo nice. The good one said, you'd better get up & go cause you know how bad you will feel if you don't & you told everyone at DD that you would. So the good voice won, as it has been doing more often lately. And I did feel great afterward. My goal this week is to exercise everyday again like I did 2 weeks ago, since I'm feeling better now. If I could lose 4.6 that week, I guess I should be able to lose at least 2 this week, I hope.
Been doing good on the food part. Although I didn't mention Thursday, I did splurge a little & had 1 Krispy Kreme donut (I really wanted more than that) but I didn't buy the regular Coke that I wanted, I just told myself that I have Pepsi One, and that is just as good. I'm determined to have a good week this week. I did it before, I CAN do it again!
Today, I walked 3.5 miles on my treadmill in 1 hour & did 100 crunches. I'm going to do crunches everyday now instead of just 3 times a week when I go to the gym. That belly is just the hardest thing to get rid of! And my face, I tell ya, I think I need to lose 5 pounds just there! My whole family has big round faces & I have to lose a lot of weight to get it down to normal.
I'm thinking tomorrow I will go to the gym even tho they may be crowded. I get so bored on my treadmill, at least there, there are people to watch,LOL. We'll see in the morning. At the gym, there is a variety of things to do so I don't get bored. And it's too hot & humid outside to walk. It's a plan, anyway. Just have to ignore that bad little voice, right?
Hope you all have a good weekend. Thanks for listening.
- Thursday Jun 15, 2000
Oops, missed a few days here again. I haven't been doing much tho (those d!@#$% cramps) but I think they are gone for awhile now, thank goodness (hope they never come back too) Last year, I went for 11 months without any & thought it was over for good. Ahhhh, the trials of menopause! So, tomorrow I will proceed again with my working out. I haven't done any exercise since Sunday but I have been pretty good with the food. Oh, yeah, I did break down Tuesday morning & went for McD's breakfast, but I thought it through & decided to go for it anyway. At least, it was a concious decision. And I only went up .4 of a pound this week. Not bad since I didn't have much exercise.
So, tomorrow's plan is to get right to the gym in the morning & have a good workout. I'm ready!!
Oh, a message for Chubbie2 & anyone who is interested---I found some really good socks, at least I like them & I have tried a lot of brands. Surprisingly, I found these at Wal-Mart & no place else. The brand name is Catalina & the label says "the softest feeling sock". They cost 2.26 a pair here. I don't have any problem with the toe seam like the others & they stay up just fine for me. I have washed them several times & they are still like new. You might try just 1 pair first to see if you like them, I have bought a couple dozen pair cause I'm afraid they will stop carrying them as they do with so many things when you find something you really like. I had tried all the ones that are supposed to be cushioned & made for running or walking & cost a lot but I like these the best & I have problem feet also. Okay, that's enough about socks, I do ramble on.
One thought---for anyone just starting ---measure yourself! I wish I had done that way back when I started, it would have been so neat to see the difference now. Oh, well.... Have a good rest of the day, everyone. Thanks for listening.
- Monday Jun 12, 2000
Hey, everyone! Took a few days off from here, just lazy, I guess. I've been doing okay, made it through the weekend with only a minor food mistake. Those darn Cheddar & Sour Cream WOW chips! I ate some right out of the bag without weighing them so I know I went over on points that day, cause I know I ate quite a few. Oh, well. I did get that walk in Saturday morning, not more than 2 miles though. It was so hot & humid with no breeze blowing, it was miserable. Then Sunday, I woke up with cramps (51, & I still have to deal with that once in awhile, not fair) so I didn't feel up to walking until that afternoon, when I did 2 1/2 miles on the treadmill. Today was the same problem, so I didn't get up to go to the gym & I didn't walk anywhere at all, the first day for 12 days. I guess I can take a day off once in awhile, just so I don't make it a habit. I plan on walking on the treadmill tomorrow, hope the cramps are gone (for good, I wish).
Well, this has been pretty boring, hasn't it? I didn't do much over the weekend, rented some movies again, this time I had to get some the hubby would like. The last one we watched tonight, The Astronaut's Wife, not very good, pretty predictable. Reminded me of Rosemary's Baby! Hope everyone is doing well & had a good weekend. Thanks for listening.
- Friday Jun 09, 2000
Well, here comes another dreaded weekend. I get more bored on the weekends, I have no family here to visit or anything. But I have plenty of library books to read & there are always things to do on the computer & I always do the laundry on Saturdays--oh, boy! I do plan on taking a nice walk in the morning with the hubby so that is at least something good. It will be kind of warm so I will try to get up as early as possible to start.
I got up at 6 this morning & went to the gym & did my usual 2 hour workout. It does get easier the more you do it. I think I will add one new exercise every week or so & probably increase the weight on some that I do now. And I could add some fast sprints to my walking, haven't done that for awhile. So far, food-wise I am doing well. We ate out dinner at Bill Knapps (the old folks kind of place) & they don't have much of a low-fat selection but I did okay, 8 points, I figured.
I'm glad to see some new dieters here lately, although the old ones are still great LOL. I wish everyone the best of luck, we can all do this. Thanks for all the comments. That certainly helps me. Have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks for listening.
- Thursday Jun 08, 2000
Hey, I did it! I sure never thought I could lose that much in one week. But I did hope & I did work hard this week-- I walked 24 miles total in 7 days. Probably some of it was water, but I'll take it anyway. Now that I see what can be accomplished with a lot of work & determination, I'm ready to stick with it & have another good week. But I didn't walk this morning (thought I deserved a day off, since I had WW meeting). And when I stopped at the grocery (I'm there 3 or 4 times a week) I didn't buy any unnecessary treats or regular Coke to reward myself. That's a change! I just thought about the Pepsi One I already had & really that is just as good. I think it is just in my mind that I think I need regular Coke for a treat. Funny what your mind does to you. But I did have 1 ounce of Cheddar & Sour Cream WOW chips with lunch. That's only 1 point! And it was all I needed. And I did weigh them out on my scale exactly. I have a real good digital scale that I splurged on, I recommend it if you need to weigh all your portions, it's worth it.
By the way, I don't think I mentioned----I lost 4.6 pounds this week! I never lost that much before, even the first week. That was way beyond what I even hoped for. So with that shot in the arm, I WILL GO ONWARD & DOWNWARD! I feel like I've had such a reprieve after gaining so much the 3 weeks before. (I try not to dwell on that 3 awful weeks).
So maybe I will take a walk with hubby later on this evening. So far I am doing really well with the food today. Haven't had enough water yet so I have to work that in before the day is done. Hope you all had a good day. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Jun 07, 2000
Well, day 7 & still going strong. I went to the gym this morning & did my usual walking of 3.5 miles & about 45 minutes of weight lifting. They have this really good one, called the Butt Blaster, & I even increased the weight I use on it, thinking "great butt, great butt" LOL I've also stayed within my points today but it seems Wednesdays are always harder, maybe because of the stress of thinking about weighing in tomorrow, I don't know. Still haven't been on the scale all week, it's kind of scary, not knowing if I am up or down. As hard as I've worked, it better be down! Also I went to the dentist today & got my teeth cleaned, they feel too clean & I keep feeling like I need to eat to get rid of that "too clean feeling" & taste. Am I weird?
Well, I guess I'll know tomorrow morning how I've done. I'm worried about how I will handle it if it's not as good as I hope, but I should be used to disappointment by now, I guess. Still, I hope..... Take care, everyone, & thanks for listening.
- Tuesday Jun 06, 2000
Okay, I was wrong yesterday. It was 5 days in a row, not 4. Now it's 6 days in a row of walking at least 3 miles a day. And I have stayed within my points range everyday. Still haven't gotten on the scale either. My hubby & I walked outside this morning, it was really nice, a bit cool, but the sun was shining. We did at least 3 miles, I will have to drive that route just to see how far it really is. But it took a little over an hour & we walked fast so I know it had to be at least 3 miles. Then I had bowling tonight so that was more exercise, at least more than sitting in front of the TV. Hope you've all had a good day. I will go to the gym tomorrow since I have my car back. Thanks for listening.
- Monday Jun 05, 2000
Well, another good day---four in a row. I am not only staying within my points range, I am eating better this week, more fruits & veggies, less salt, no Wow chips so far,& my only dessert is fat-free frozen yogurt after dinner & I can count that as a milk product (which WW says I need 3 of everyday). I do have fat-free Pringles in the cupboard but haven't touched them yet---yippee! I think if I have a good weigh-in Thursday, I will reward myself with something like that, still diet but not a regular thing this week.
I haven't been on the scale since Thursday morning & I think I feel more relaxed about my weight that way. Not so obsessed as I was.
I did walk this morning but couldn't go to the gym cause my car is in the shop for some work, so I walked on my treadmill. I did 1.75 miles then did some crunches, arm curls with 12 lb. weights & some step exercises I saw in Prevention magazine for your butt (LOL) then did another 1.75 miles of walking for a total of 3.5 miles. I would have walked outside again but we had a chance of rain all day but tomorrow looks good so I will do that then. Then go to the gym on Wednesday if I have my car back. I hope so, I hate being without a car. I have a 90 Geo Prizm & I just love it. It's bright red!
By the way, last night after writing, I took an Aleve for my sinus headache & half an hour later it was GONE. That stuff is the best I've tried yet. Just in case anyone out there suffers from headaches or other pain.
Well, gotta go fix dinner (oh, goody). Think I'll just have a WW dinner since hubby is out at a golf outing & they have a big buffet afterward. He doesn't really golf, just this one time a year. Take care, everyone, hope you had a good diet day. Thanks for listening.
- Sunday Jun 04, 2000
Hey, everybody! Hope everyone is doing well. I've had another good day. Got up & took a nice walk outside this morning. It was a cool 60 degrees but nice & sunny, better than walking on the treadmill in the basement. I think I did at least 3 miles cause I walked fast for an hour & up a few hills too. It was great!
Food has been good today too. I have this sinus headache so I don't really feel like eating much today.
Does anyone here go to the 3fatchicks website? They have a nice chatroom & recipes & food reviews, & I like reading the "Journals of Other Dieters" they have there too.
Well, guess I'll go take some Advil for this headache. It's been a long day. Hope you all had a good weekend & stayed on your diets. Thanks for listening.
- Saturday Jun 03, 2000
All Right! 3 days in a row of lots of walking & yesterday I went to the gym. So far, in 3 days, I have walked 10 miles. I plan on walking everyday until Thursday's weigh-in. I think I'll make Thursday my day off. I will probably walk outside tomorrow because the weather here is great right now & the treadmill is kind of boring sometimes. Food-wise, I have been doing really good, staying in the middle of my point range & NO chips or desserts. I still eat the Orville's Smart-Pop microwave popcorn--only 2 points for a whole bag & I only eat half the bag at a time. I've been eating lots of fruits & veggies but I find it hard to get the protein without a lot of points. Guess I'll just try to get what I can & not worry about it. It sure would be nice to lose the almost 4 pounds I gained last week in this week but it's always easier to gain it than to lose it---not fair! I still haven't been on the scale since Thursday so that is going well. It really got to be such a habit to weigh everyday. But maybe I will have a nice surprise at weigh-in on Thursday, I'm not going to set myself up for a disappointment though, whatever happens, happens & I will be satisfied with that.
Since my hubs has been gone, I went & rented 4 "chick flicks" yesterday. I haven't done that in a long time. I already watched You've Got Mail, The Other Sister, & Notting Hill, just have Drop Dead Gorgeous yet to watch. So far they have all been really good. I just have to hold myself back from eating while I watch, I really love to eat junk food while watching TV. So far, so good. And it's nice only having to plan meals for myself & no one else ;-)
Hope you are all having a good weekend. Thanks for listening.