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Soon2BThin - Tuesday Oct 09, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 173.0

Surprise!!  I'm here again already.  I sure miss the old days, when I used to come in every day and make an entry, then go read everyone else's.  I really need to commit myself to this more.  Usually, these days, if I'm not busy, I have my nose buried in a good book or I'm watching T.V.  Sorry to put all this last.  I need to get out and walk in the mornings too.  The weather is so nice here in the mornings, in the 60's.  I have all the doors and windows open to the cool breeze and airing out the stale odors.  I LOVE this time of year!!  I will be out, taking Mom to the doc again this afternoon.  At least it's only about a minute from her appartment complex but her place is 9 miles from my house so I expect to be gone a couple of hours or so.  I try to be with her when she goes so I can keep up on what's REALLY going on with her.  So, anyway, I hope to not see my weight go up again now.  I was really surprised this morning with the new number, really expected to gain.  Go figure!  But I'm happy and will work to continue the downward trend.  I will see the doc on Nov. 5 and had planned to be way down by now.  I look forward to his praise when my weight drops.  So I'd better buckle down and get busy.  What a procrastinator!   Okay, time for a little brekky.  See you soon.  Have a fantastic day!

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 10/09/2012:
Good entry. Keep up the good work! :-) This is my fav time of year also! :-)

biscottibody59 on 10/10/2012:
Hey there--keep on keepin' on Soonie!

RYC: yes, sweet potatoes are tasty and filling (hard to overeat)--hope you get some for yourself soon!

inmorning on 10/10/2012:
You have a fantastic day as well.

Soon2BThin - Sunday Oct 07, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 174.4

Hi, there!  Welp, I'm just maintaining right now, hope to do better this week.  It's really hard to just maintain!  But I know if I just start exercising regularly and stick with my low calories better, I would do a lot better than I have been.  'With my old body, it seems that I can't get away with any cheats at all.  My metabolism is shot.  I've been having more problems with my back and hip lately, but I think that some good walking probably wouldn't make it worse.  I've been spending more time with Mom, taking her to therapy for her leg-swelling and doctors' appointments.  She lives in an assisted living apartment complex, but they only drive them to certain areas on certain days and it's hard to work within those limitations so I do the fill-in.  So that takes a lot of my time and I also get her groceries every week, even though she pays for 3 meals a day there with her rent but she doesn't eat in the dining room very often (aaargh!) (I think if I lived there I would weigh 300 pounds by now. It's a pretty dining room and the food is decent. I would LOVE to have someone cook all my meals, heh)  Anyway, she lives on the 4th floor and the dining room is on the third so it's not too far to go, she just hates to get dressed!  So these are the days of my life!  It's finally cooling off here, only 90 degrees today, haha!  But it does get down to the low 60's at night and I have the doors and windows open right now for awhile. Love that morning fresh air!  'But we still need the AC during the day.  Winter will be here soon though and pleasant weather will be ours.  The pool is much too cold now since we have a solar heater.  Even though it's sunny all day, it gets too cold at night for the sun to heat it up in the day.  I hope to get back to the morning walking outside soon though.  Okay, that's it. Have a good Sunday. Hope you're all doing well.  See you soon!

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 10/07/2012:
Yeah, I think walking is a great start--keep on keepin' on Soonie! Have a good week!

ps "Like sands through the hourglass, so too are the days of our lives." Didja have to remind me--haha!

Maria7 on 10/08/2012:
Sounds like your Mom is doing pretty well...mine doesn't like to go to the dining room, either...prefers to stay in her room most of the time. We are having some cool weather here today...high in the mid-50's. :-)

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Sep 18, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 174.2

Well, I'm moving slowly back down again.  How are you all doing?  I really need to get here more often and read some entries like I used to.  There's nothing much new with me.  Oh, BTW, I didn't win the lottery yet, heh.  So much for that!  Guess I'll give up.  But then, I would have to give up my dream and we all need dreams, right?  Keep on truckin'!  Git 'er done!  And all that.  See you soon!  Have a great day!

Progress as of today: 16.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

TheMother on 09/18/2012:
Hello from one Pat to another. Patricia was a pretty popular name back in the 50s. I went to school with quite a few who had that name. Glad to see you are heading in the right direction. Sometimes it goes slower than we'd like. I'm experiencing the same thing but as long as it's going DOWN, I'm not complaining. Have a good day.

V on 09/18/2012:
Congrats on being less than half way to your goal! Great job and sorry that you didn't win the lottery :( Have a good one!

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Sep 11, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 175.2

Here I am again!  Weight is up a tad but I'm back to working on it again.  I hope you 're all doing well.  I just can't get back in the groove of making entries regularly like I used to years ago.  But I will try to get here more often.  Okay, gotta go make a deposit at the bank and go buy my lottery ticket.  Wish me luck, haha!

Progress as of today: 15.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

V on 09/11/2012:
Good luck with the ticket!

inmorning on 09/12/2012:
I know what you mean about getting back in the groove. I am struggling too with that. I remember you from when I started on here. It is great to see (tongue in cheek) again. :-P

Maria7 on 09/12/2012:
Good to see an entry from you, Soonie! :-)

liza36 on 09/13/2012:
Glad you're checking in now and then. Stay well.

Soon2BThin - Friday Aug 03, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 173.0

I'm still losing but so slowly!  How are you all doing?  I had a bad week last week, thus, the not so much weight lost.  When you mess up a whole week it's hard to get it off again.  Although, I was up to 178 on last Saturday but I know it was mostly water weight.  So now I'm at a new low, the lowest I've been in about 3 or 4 years.  Still not going with the exercise yet but maybe this weekend.  I used to do my exercise first thing in the morning and that really worked for me but, now with the hot weather, I try to do all my errands early before it gets too hot.  I know, no excuse.  We'll see about tomorrow.  I usually get groceries for Mom on Saturdays and take them over to her and visit a little.  So there goes most of the day.  Have a good weekend.  Stay strong!

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 08/03/2012:
So good to hear from you again:-) What're ya' gonna do--get up in the middle of the night to get it all done? Nah, gotta do the best you can. Congrats on still losing and reaching the new low. It all counts!

Don't be a stranger--this place still works!

ps I heard a discussion about pools the other day and how in our heat they don't cool down at all. One guy was going to get a giant block of ice to alleviate that problem. I hope yours stays cool.

glycrina on 08/03/2012:
Congrats on your new low. You must be doing something right. I need to get back into exercising as well. I think my start day is going to be today . . . eh, maybe tomorrow. LOL.

Umpqua on 08/03/2012:
Congrats on the loss and I hope you have a great weekend!

V on 08/03/2012:
Congrats on your progress :) Have a great weekend!

TheMother on 08/04/2012:
Isn't that a great feeling to reach a new low - congrats. That should be inspiration for you to continue on the downward trend. I am one lb. away from reaching 50 lb. loss in only six months (doing WW). I'm anxiously awaiting my next meeting on Friday to get my 50 lb. award. It's these small things that help to make the journey doable and to keep on going. Have a GREAT weekend.

Maria7 on 08/19/2012:
Hey, Girl! Hope you are having a good weekend and you're all doing well. :-)

Soon2BThin - Friday Jul 13, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 174.2

So, I'm only down .8 pounds from last Friday.  Sheesh!  It goes so slow!  I did have a couple of cheat meals last weekend, but have been doing well ever since.  I even added a little exercise this week.  I did my recumbant bike a few times.  Not a whole lot but I'm kind of easing into it.  Otherwise, I'm staying below 1200 calories every day.  We went to Macayo's last Saturday night to celebrate birthdays.  I had only had 575 calories before we went but then I ate chips and salsa like crazy, a bean and cheese burro and some mexican rice.  No alcohol, just water for my drink.  Then I had McD's for brekky Sunday morning.  Oh, well, at least I'm on a downward trend.  I've been up and down all week.  I say that every week, don't I?  I'm going to add more exercise this week and see if that helps.  It's so hot, I just don't feel like doing it.  Okay, have a great day!  And good losing to all!

Progress as of today: 16.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/13/2012:
Hi there! All in all a drop of 8/10s of a pound is great! Keep at it.

Maria7 on 07/15/2012:
Congrats to you! It ALLLLL counts and this is a lot better than the scale showing it in the other direction (or even more!).... I really think you did real well. Take care. :-)

sleepyRN on 07/15/2012:
I hear ya with the heat. I want to go walking outside, but the temps have been dangerously high. I like your positive attitude on the weight loss. .8 down is better than .8 up :)

Soon2BThin - Friday Jul 06, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 174.8

Well, the weight is going sooooo  slow but at least, it's going!  I go up and I go down and then, I go down some more.  So I'm kind of on a downward trend.  I know if I really got busy and worked at it harder, I would lose so much faster, but right now I'm not exercising (I really need to get started on that) and some days I eat a little more than usual, like Mexican food, which I love.  But not too often and I'm getting really good at counting the calories and eating right most of my days.  My doc was really happy to see the improvement and said I could try just taking the diabetes meds every other day, my A1C has been dropping every time, and I am cutting out the cholesterol meds and we'll see how that goes in November when I go back.  So all that gives me incentive to keep working on it.  Those are my most expensive meds so that will help some since my hubby lost his job (greeter with the Kroger company) and I have to go on Cobra, which is expensive, until i make it to Medicare age in 22 months.  I knew it was too good to be true that we got good benefits when he was only a part-timer.  He was with them for 3 1/2 years.  So he's looking but not too hard and he is almost 67 so jobs are limited for one so old, even though there is no discrimination.  Anyway, I have never worked so I have no experience, skills, or education other than a GED, so it's up to him.  Thank goodness for Social Security!  Okay, see you soon.  That's it for Soonie!  Buh-bye!

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 07/06/2012:
It's great news that you've reduced or eliminated some of the medications. That's real progress! Have a great weekend.

Maria7 on 07/10/2012:
Hey, Girl! Good to see you doing entries again! Hope you are doing well. That's good that you got a good report! Yayyyy! :-D

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/11/2012:
Hello Soonie!!!! great job on calories and weightloss! nice to read your entry!

Soon2BThin - Monday Jun 25, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 175.2

Hi, again!  Thanks for all the nice comments.  I had thought I saw some people who had been deleted and had to use a new name and password to get in here.  Anyway, I'm surprised I still remembered my password, heh.  Weight's down some again, all good.  I see the doc this morning, can't wait to see what he says.  I think I'm down about 7 pounds since I saw him last in early May.  I want to get off the diabetes meds and cholesterol meds.  See what he says about that.  And I'm going to take a free day today and eat what I want but won't go too far overboard.  Thanks again. See you soon.  Have a great day!

Progress as of today: 15.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 06/25/2012:
I love your goal of getting off the meds! You can do it! Keep at it. I love your "normal eating and exercise" note below your name on here! NORMAL eating! That is what I have been working on. Not overeting and not undereating. No extremes! That seems to work best for me. I can live with that! I hope your doc will be very pleased with your progress and encourages you further! Rock on sister!

V on 06/25/2012:
Welcome back! Great job at plugging away on being med free :)

Maria7 on 06/29/2012:
Hey, Soonie! Good to see you back! Congrats on doing real well. :-)

liza36 on 07/02/2012:
Glad to see you here! And way to go with reversing the scale. Getting off meds is a good thing. My goal is to get off blood pressure meds. We can do it!

Soon2BThin - Friday Jun 22, 2012
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 176.0

I was just checking to see if I was still able to make entries here and here I am! I thought I would have been deleted by now! I'm sorry to have just cut out and not say anything, I hate when people do that. But, yes, I'm still alive and kicking. And have been working on my weight finally. And making some headway. Too much time has passed to get all caught up now so I won't go into all that. Don't know if I will be back again for good but just wanted to say "Hi". So "Hi"!!

Progress as of today: 14.4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 06/23/2012:
Soonie! Hi. I don't think you are ever deleted.....come back and join us!

TheMother on 06/23/2012:
I remember you from years ago. I also disappeared off the radar screen for awhile but I've resurfaced. That's one of the nice things about DD - you can come and go and return again and are always accepted. I hope you will come back and post - even if it's just one or two days a week. To me posting is like therapy - you can express yourself how much or how little that you want. Hope to "see" you again. Great job with the weight loss since your last post. That is FABULOUS!!!!!!

LeakingLife on 06/24/2012:
Hi:-) I hope you're doing well! I see you're down since your last entry, so keep up the good work!

Hang in there Soonie!

aka biscottibody59

Umpqua on 06/25/2012:
Hi Soonie, good to see you and it looks like you've been doing really well! Congrats!

Soon2BThin - Monday Nov 07, 2011
(normal eating and exercise)
Weight: 186.0

Oops, I'm going the wrong way again! Diet wasn't so good all week and I stopped with the walking because my shin splints hurt so bad I could hardly walk around. They are better now and I did walk a mile twice on Saturday and once on Sunday. I find that they start to hurt at about 1 mile so I just stop and then do more later. Only on Sunday---I didn't. And today we woke up to a steady rain, which is really unusual around here. A nice change. The weather has turned colder too---only 45 this morning and going up to only 60 today. But back up into the 70's later this week. Anyway, no walk today unless I get really ambitious and do the dreadmill. Don't really feel like it but I have lots of work to do. And I will eat better today. Shopped yesterday and got lots of good stuff. Okay, have a nice day. See you soon. Thanks for all the advice. My walking shoes are new but I will try the warm-up exercises.

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

liza36 on 11/07/2011:
Sorry about the shin splints. It's nice you still got in some mileage over the weekend - great going!

thinkpositive on 11/08/2011:
Too bad that you enjoy walking & having pain.

Maria7 on 11/17/2011:
I know what you mean about getting really ambitious and getting on the treadmill (BORING). Hope you are having a good day when you read this. :-)

biscottibody59 on 03/10/2012:
Where are you?

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