- 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.
- Thursday Jun 01, 2000
Okay, there it is, my new start point. I gained 3.6 this week, that's after 2 pounds the 2 weeks before that! Well, can anyone say, "SLOW LEARNER"? I just keep making the same mistakes it seems. But now I know, I WON'T WEIGH EVERYDAY! From now on, I will only weigh-in at the Weight Watchers' meeting on Thursdays. And it didn't seem so bad going this morning, knowing I was up a lot, because, I DID IT! I did get up at 6 this morning & walked on my treadmill! At first, I hit the snooze, but after 3 minutes, I got up. I walked 3 miles. And so far, I have eaten all the right things (only 12 points, so far). I decided that I will have NO chips, WOW or otherwise, this week & NO desserts, except 1/2 cup fat-free frozen yogurt no more than once a day. I think I can handle that & will watch my salt intake too. I think these things are what hold me up from losing. More natural foods would probably help, like fruits & veggies. If I have a sandwich (usually when I eat the chips) I will eat carrot sticks instead. I also think I need more protein so I will try that too.
Anyway, my goal for tomorrow is to go to the gym first thing in the morning & do a good workout. I felt such an accomplishment this morning that the weigh-in didn't hurt so bad because I knew I was back on track---again! I'm going to keep busy & not think so much about what my next meal will be & when LOL. I think I am just so obsessed with my weight & I need to concentrate on other things. That weight is just a number, right? (As long as it doesn't keep going up)
Well, I hope everyone has a good day. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday May 31, 2000
I'm afraid this will be a long one! Get ready, here it comes. I haven't written for awhile, just been in a slump or depression or something. I remember being like this last year at this time & put on 10 pounds then. I really don't know for sure just what causes it but it's right after my birthday & the weather is changing, either of these could have something to do with it, I don't know. I just feel really down.
Here's what happened this week. I didn't go anywhere or do anything over the weekend so I had no temptations with food & I made it through okay. But Monday I got on the scale, up a pound, then on Tuesday, up another half. I know, I know, you all say, water weight, but I got so depressed (even more) I just gave in & cried. My husband left to go to the lake---I can't go, I have things to do around here, like my bowling on Tuesday nights & I hate missing my WW meetings & someone has to take care of the house & water the flowers outside. You know, all those things, but I really don't care to go anyway, I think it's boring. So after I cried, I went to McD's for my favorite breakfast, then went to the grocery & got donuts, chips (Wow chips) & Coke (not diet). Boy, did I binge! It was good for awhile & then that stuffed feeling set in & I wished I hadn't done it, like so many times before. Then after bowling last night, I stopped at Wendy's for a chicken club--no fries, big deal. Finished off the Coke & the last donut(I'd bought 4). Needless to say, I had a pretty bad night. I had planned on sleeping in since I stayed up til almost midnight but still woke up at 8. I resisted the call of McD's & had my oatmeal but then at 10:00 AM!!! I finished off the chips with fat free dip, had a low-fat twinkie & granola bar, then at 11, I fixed the garlic bread sticks in the freezer, & ate them(3). No exercise (no surprise) & now I'm just trying to dilute it all with lots of water, thinking I will not eat much for the rest of the day! Well, that's the sad story & I'm sticking to it LOL I could just say the heck with WW meeting tomorrow but I think I need to go anyway. Face the music.
Here's my plan: Tomorrow I WILL get up at 6, walk on my treadmill & go to WW. Then I WILL start over!!! NO MORE weighing everyday, just Thursday mornings, I swear :-) I'm not saying "try", I'm saying I WILL. This way I am now really SUCKS & I HATE IT!!!
When I was in the store yesterday, I was at the end of the chip aisle & there was a man riding one of those scooters with a shopping basket. He must have weighed at least 600 pounds, I felt so sorry for him, but I thought, "Why on this day did I see him, when I've never seen him in the store before?" Was Someone trying to show me something or is that making myself too important? It didn't stop me from buying the food, but I can't get it out of my mind. I really do believe in "signs" and maybe this was one.
So, I know my weight will be way up tomorrow but I have to accept that now, nothing I can do about it now but start over. AND I WILL!! I've still been reading all your entries & you all know they sure do help. It's so nice to have someone to communicate with about all this, I have no one else. I'm glad to hear when someone has great success, & feel the pain of some who are struggling. I think this is a never-ending battle, there are good times & bad, & we just have to get back up, dust ourselves off & get on with that endless climb. So, enough phylosophy. Hope maybe this helps someone feel better about their struggle, it sure helps ME :=) I welcome the comments. Thanks for listening.