- Monday May 15, 2000
I don't know what's happening to me lately. I slept in again this morning, I was so tired & didn't feel well when I got up at 6 so I went back to bed for another couple of hours. So no exercise again today. I found all kinds of other excuses too, like my hair was a mess, it was cold out again, I had a doctors' appointment at noon. You know how it goes. I have just been so sleepy all day with a sinus headache. The doctor just had to check out my blood pressure cause he put me on a new drug last month & also take another blood sample, but I had to wait an hour & a half to see him!!! By then I was so sleepy I didn't even ask what my blood pressure was. So when I got home after 2, I just ate lunch & layed down for a nap. I really plan on getting up tomorrow & walking on my treadmill. I WILL DO IT!!
Food-wise, I have done good again today. I found that I usually get hungry again a couple of hours after breakfast, so what I do now is eat my oatmeal then a couple of hours later I have toast & diet hot chocolate. Then I'm not starving before lunch. I also have popcorn (low-fat) or something & fruit while I watch Oprah at 4. This way I can eat dinner kind of late, between 6:30 & 7, & I don't usually need anything later in the evening, except fat-free ice cream or yogurt maybe. They say eating more small meals is good for your metabolism so we will see.
Hope you all had a good day. Thanks for listening.
- Sunday May 14, 2000
A better day today but it's not over yet! I think I have it under control though. Except I didn't get up & walk today. I just thought I would have a day off since it's Mothers' Day so I've just been real lazy today.
But my eating has been good so far. Only 13 points & I can have 20-27. I just have dinner left & I think I will just have something light, like just veggies & fruit. I already had strawberries & banana for a snack so I need some veggies yet.
I think with the McD's thing, I just want to do something for myself without anyone giving me dirty looks (hubs). But more & more lately, I try to do better things for myself than that, healthier things, like the other day, I bought a pretty necklace that cost more than I usually spend on myself, but I told myself it was my present to myself for my birthday last week & my MIL had given me 25$ to spend too. So I felt really good about it. And it's really pretty!! Maybe if I do things like this, I won't have to sneak to McD's anymore (although I'd better find cheaper things to do LOL). Anyway, thanks for your thoughts, Jenny. I know I'm really weird in this way but I will work it out someday. Also, I wonder why when I posted my weight as 154.4, it came up 154.399!!! Oh, well.
Happy Mothers' Day, all of you, & you have a good day too, DVDMon. Thanks for listening.
- Saturday May 13, 2000
Well, haven't done so good the last couple of days. It's not that I am eating junk food, what I have eaten is all diet but I am eating too much of it. I've already had 26 points today but I think I will eat some fruit soon cause it's a long time til morning. So I will be over a little on points today again. But I did get up & walk 3 miles this morning on my treadmill so that's a plus anyway. Do you think I will have to give back my 10 pound ribbon? LOL
I did weigh myself this morning but I think I will only post my meeting weight on Thursdays from now on as I said before. I am in a weight loss challenge on the net so I have to weigh in every Saturday.
When I was laying in bed this morning after my hubs got up, I thought to myself,"If he goes somewhere this morning, I will go to McD's for breakfast" because sometimes he goes to his Mom's or somewhere on the weekend, but thank goodness, he stayed home & I got up & did my walk. I just wanted to post this to get some feedback because I think I must be nuts. Why do I do this? I certainly didn't need it since I have been so bad the last few days. Just had to get that off my chest. Well, here's hoping tomorrow is a better day.
Guess I'll go have that fruit now. I have cantelope, strawberries & bananas waiting for me. That should fill me up til breakfast. Hope everyone's having a good weekend. By the way, what has happened to Adam & Missy? I'm dying to hear how they are doing. Thanks for listening.
- Thursday May 11, 2000
I'm posting my Weight Watchers weigh-in weight because I think that is what I will go with from now on instead of my home scale. And I'm going to try just weighing once a week on Thursdays too since that is my meeting day. It won't be easy because I'm so used to getting on that scale every morning. My scale said 154.5 this morning & I was so mad since it said 153 yesterday & I felt I had done good yesterday but I do know that's how it goes when you weigh every day. Still I was mad & almost let it ruin my day. Then when I had a 1.2 pound loss at WW, I was better again. Also got my 10 pound ribbon (which is on my frig right now);-) Really it is 11 pounds down with 5.5 more to go to goal. Yippee!!! So I thought since I am so close, I would just start going with WW weight. (I didn't join WW until after I had lost 30 pounds on my own)
I'll tell you, after getting on my scale this morning, I was in such a bad mood, I was grouching at everything while I was getting ready to go to my meeting. Then when I realized my weight was down according to their scale, I said to myself "that's it, no more weighing everyday", so I will try & see what happens.
I didn't exercise today but my food intake was okay. I probably ate more than usual but I didn't eat anything that wasn't diet & I didn't count points. I was all ready to really cheat today like usual with the Krispy Kreme donuts & McD's or Burger King but I told myself that would just mean more pounds to lose again so I decided to just take a day off from counting points but eat my regular diet foods & WOW chips & some low-fat brownies I had made up last night. I don't think I did too badly tho & tomorrow I will go right back to counting points & exercise. Maybe that way I will do even better this week than last week. And I found that I filled up faster than I used to & didn't eat as much as I thought I would. How about that?!
Talk to you all tomorrow. Have a good night. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday May 10, 2000
I guess yesterday paid off. I haven't weighed this in over 20 years. As for the 40 pounds in 2 1/2 years, I forgot to say that I was down that much last year in February, but after a cruise in May, I got so depressed & put on 10 pounds in 3 weeks. I've been trying to lose that ever since. It seems every time you put it back, it is harder to get off. But it's not coming back again, ever!!!
Had a good day again today, not as busy. Since I have weigh-in hanging over my head for tomorrow, I have been trying to do really good. I know if I eat more than yesterday, I will probably go up a pound, that's usually what happens, hope not. I went to the gym this morning. I was so tired cause I didn't sleep well last night, lots of storms moving through all night & I just kept waking up every hour or so to look at the clock to see what time it was. Weird. But I did my complete workout even tho when I went to do my second set of walking on the treadmill, they were all being used & I like to use the only one right under the one fan. So I just did the whole half hour on the track & it wasn't so bad for a change. I sure love my music & it really helps you keep up the pace, especially when a really good one comes on.
Eating has been fine so far. 14 points & all my servings of fruits & veggies already. I really have a hard time getting in all the milk servings tho but I do take a calcium supplement--Viactiv. So that gives me my candy too LOL. Guess I'll have Weight Watchers Fiesta Chicken for dinner & some broccoli--only 3 points for the WW dinner. I'm so glad cantelope & strawberries are in season now, MMMMM.
Well, wish me luck on my weigh-in tomorrow. I should finally get my 10 pound ribbon, I only needed 2 tenths of a pound last week. And it's only taken me 7 months ;-) Talk about a SLOW loser! Hope you all had a good day. Thanks for listening.
- Tuesday May 09, 2000
Wow, am I tired!!! What a day. No regular exercise but I was on the go all day. I had bowling tournament this morning & went to lunch with the girls after at TGI Friday's. And I made it through with just the salad/fat-free dressing & the garlic bread stick that comes with it. And I was full & satisfied! Then I did some shopping, not getting home til 4:00. Had a little dinner (chicken noodle soup & a banana) then back out for more bowling. Didn't get home til 9:00. I had lots of points left but I just ate some cantelope & apple butter sandwich. So I only totaled 16 1/2 points today (I can have 20-27). But I didn't get enough water cause I usually don't when I'm out running around. Probably only 5 glasses. Oh, well. Maybe I'll see the scale move again tomorrow, we'll see. It has taken me 2 1/2 years to lose 40 pounds but I think I will keep it off cause I have worked sooooo hard at it. I wouldn't want it to all be a waste of time. One more day to get through before weigh-in at my meeting. I hope it's good this week. Well, take care. Thanks for listening.
- Monday May 08, 2000
Another good day. I should be on my way down now although when you weigh every day it goes up & down a lot. But I figure a couple of weeks ago I was going up to 158 so at least I'm on a downward trend. Am I making sense?
So I got up & went to the gym this morning & did my usual thing. Boy, was it hot by the treadmills. Why do they think you need to sweat buckets when you exercise? A lot of articles I've read say you don't need to sweat to burn calories. I was beyond sweating this morning, I was drenched! But the workout was good even tho some of the weight machines I use were down, so I had to use others that were similar. I hate that, it takes them so long to fix them. And there was a band-aid on the floor that has been there for a week now. I wonder how often they clean there. A year ago they had a guy cleaning every morning when I was there, kinda got in your way some, but at least you knew they were cleaning. Now I never see anyone cleaning. Hope they just do it at another time, I don't know. I always come home to shower, it's usually too hot there in the summer & too cold in the winter.
Food-wise I have done really good today, only 16 points so far, so I can have a little snack later & still be low on my points. My hubs is out making him a peanut butter shake (mmmmmm) but I won't have any. Let him stay fat, not me. :-)
Oh, I have new incentive now--I'm going on a cruise with my Mom in October so I really want to lose weight for that. And my sister & brother-in-law are coming for a 10 day visit from Arizona in July & I want to be ready for that cause we will probably be eating out a lot.
Well, take care everyone, hope you all had a good day. I will be busy tomorrow with bowling a tournament in the morning & my regular bowling tomorrow night so I should do well again with diet & exercise. I guess bowling is better exercise than sitting in front of the TV. Thanks for listening.
- Sunday May 07, 2000
I didn't write yesterday. I had a really busy day. First I didn't exercise because my knees were hurting from the day before. They bother me sometimes. But I stayed within my points & even went to a birthday party last night. I drank diet coke & ate a few pretzels while watching my husband down chicken wings & some little sandwiches. It was hard but I did it & we left before the cake. Then when I got home I had a light beer & a serving of fat free Pringles. Only 3 points total. I don't usually eat at night but I felt I deserved it while I watched Chicago Hope that I taped the other night. And after that beer I slept like a baby. (I don't drink very often LOL)
Today I got up at 8 & walked 3 miles on the treadmill. I have a confession, I watch the 3 stooges while I walk on Sunday mornings. It's on AMC. I still listen to my music but you don't need the sound on the TV to still find it so funny. And it really passes the time faster. I have a poster on the wall in front of my treadmill that has 5 white kittens with halos on pedestals & in the middle is a gray kitten with red horns & above him it says "Nobody's Perfect". I love it. Anyway, I have eaten good again today, still have to eat dinner soon. Oh, yesterday I weighed 157 so according to my scale I lost 2 pounds in one day!!!??? This happens sometimes, don't know why, but I will take it & it made my whole day. Now if I could just get below 155 & not go up again. Wow!
Well, gotta go fix dinner. Hope you all had a good weekend. Thanks for listening.
- Friday May 05, 2000
Okay, yesterday's little cheat turned out to be a little bigger & carried on into today! I hate when I do that. But I stayed away from the dreaded McD's & all the others. Let's just say "Entemanns" & it's all gone now. I was down 1.2 at Weight Watchers yesterday & now I think I've cancelled that out. (My scale said I was down 2 from last week) Anyway, on to better things, I hope.
I did get up this morning & went to the gym, that's 3 times this week & I walked on my treadmill on Tuesday. That's a lot better than last week. I don't know if I said before but I walk 22 minutes on the treadmill at the gym (3.5 mph) & 10 more minutes on the track, then do my weights (about an hour) then do the same walking again as before. This kind of breaks up the workout so I don't get too bored. The first 2 minutes of walking is at 3 mph to warm up.
I feel soooo fat right now & you know how we all hate that feeling. I should have known not to buy something I couldn't finish at one meal. I told myself to just ignore what was left of the Entemanns today, but I gave in. So I will try not to buy that again. I think if it hadn't of been my birthday, I wouldn't have bought it. Buy the way, it was fat free cherry cheese coffee cake & sooo good! My husband did have one big piece when he came home today so I didn't eat the whole thing LOL.
The weather is really nice here now although warmer than I like. It seems we went from the 50's to the 80's already. What happened to the nice 70's? Maybe I will walk outside tomorrow for a change & breath some fresh air instead of basement air.
So, have a good weekend everyone. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday May 03, 2000
Hi, everyone! This will be short cause I don't really have much to say today. I got up at 6 & did my work out at the gym. 3 & 1/2 miles on the treadmill & about an hour of weights. Tomorrow is weigh in & I think it should be good. My scale says 1.5 down from last week & I did really well today. Then tomorrow is my birthday (51) so I may indulge a little. Nothing special planned. I renewed my drivers' license today & it was nice giving my new weight, 30 pounds less than 4 years ago. And since then I had gone up another 10 too. So hope you all have a good day tomorrow, I plan to. Thanks for listening.