- Wednesday Nov 29, 2006
Welp, I decided not to walk this morning. Yep, you heard right. My legs had a huge workout yesterday with the treadmill and then, all the shopping I did. LOTS of walking. I mean, my feets were crying last night---and my right knee, and my left ankle, and my back. I left here at 10:30am and got home at 4pm!! First I went to the second hand store (prices higher than Goodwill but I found some good things), then on to Target, where I just used the restroom because theirs is fairly clean and it was nearby and I needed to by then, then I went into Lowe's to check on a remote for the ceiling fan (heh, I accidently typed "fat" there!) that is right above me when I walk on my treadmill, too hard for me to install BTW, then I went to PetsMart for cat food, she only eats the Hill's Science Diet, then on to Michael's, which also has a Dollar Tree almost right next to it, found some good things at both of those. Let's see, then I went to Wendy's again, right by Super WalMart, had the same as Monday for lunch, I know, I could have asked for Baked Lay's instead of fries, oh, well. Walked all over Super WalMart, looking at Christmas decorations, bought some things to decorate my red hat for our Christmas Red Hat Ladies Luncheon next week. I was going to go to the Outlet Mall which is right next to WalMart but my legs were starting to ache by then and I still had to go to the grocery store and the library on the way home so decided to go there another time. Are you tired yet, lol? So that was pretty much my day. Oh, and I caved and bought a small pumpkin pie at Super WalMart and DH and I ate the whole thing. I know, I know, bad Soonie. So you see I didn't have a very good food day again. Guess I'll have to make that vow again today. I'm staying home today (I think) and I need to clean, clean, clean. Then tomorrow will be bowling with the gang, I really missed that last week. I'll be thinking of you all while cleaning today. Have a great day! See ya tomorrow!
- Tuesday Nov 28, 2006
Good morning! I'm up and just finished my 2 miles on the treadmill. No records broken, 37:20. I started out doing more of it slower this time because of my ankle and knee and I think that helped. Before I forget, Biscottibody, I did watch dLife on CNBC (?) It was on here on Sunday at 5pm. It's strange, but a few days before, I received some stuff in the mail from them, what a coincidence! So I checked out their website. Thanks, B. Okay, yesterday was a pretty good day, lots of walking and my eating was finally a little better. I give it a 6 out of 10, if 10 is perfect. Before I was only doing about a 2 or 3, heh. I had a small brekky, drove 20 miles to our only K-Mart for some shopping (I only go there once or twice a year) walked around there for an hour or so, and then it was almost 2pm and there was a Wendy's right there so I indulged in a burger, fries and diet Coke. Oh, also had bought a Dove chocolate bar from K-Mart, uh, oh! And then, ladies and gentlemen, wonder of wonders, I happened upon a new Goodwill store that I didn't even know was there!! I must have spent 2 hours in there! What fun! I bought a bunch of T-shirts for working out (cheap) and 2 pairs of purple pants to wear to Red Hat Ladies things. I haven't tried any of it on yet though, hope I don't have to return any. I never even got over to the book section, they had a huge book section, but I'll do that next time. Loves me some books! Stopped at the grocery on the way home and was tempted but fought it off, heh. It was 5:45 when I got home and I'd left at 11:15, lol. What a day! Ate a light dinner about 7:30 (I know, too late) LC pizza. My only problem was not quite getting enough water in. Oh, well, I'll do better today. Today I need to get to Petsmart, Michael's, the library and another grocery. The one yesterday didn't have my LS instant oatmeal, the flavor I wanted, can't seem to find it anywhere. Okay, I'm running late, almost time for Regis and Kelly. Must get a shower first. Have a great day!!
- Monday Nov 27, 2006
Happy Monday! Thanks for your comments, BTC, Moody, and maria777. BTC, you said it so well. What are we going to do? And, maria, you may be right too but I don't think they think that much actually, lol. Oh, well. I just finished walking 2 miles this morning, 37:12, no records broken, my right knee and left ankle were hurting, hope that goes away, I have to keep this up. Now I need to start working on the food part---TODAY!! I'm afraid my weight is just going up and up. So on with today, aaaaah!
Yesterday I mostly sat in front of the TV all day after doing my walk. I finally got to watch "The DaVinci Code" and I liked it. Well, I read the book first and I think that helped. I think it would have been hard to follow if I hadn't read the book. I'll take Tom Hanks over Tom Cruise any day! Anyway, I thought it was good. And I finished watching all the TV shows I had taped all week. So many shows, so little time! I didn't get to see the end of "Grey's Anatomy" though, my tape cut it off at 9:00 to switch over to ER that night. Darn, I hate when they run a show over it's time slot!! I've tried to watch it on abc.com but it keeps freezing up. But I'm going to keep trying.
Okay, that's it from Soonieland! I vow here and now that today will be a better day in the food department! You are my witnesses! Thanks, gang. Have a good one.
- Sunday Nov 26, 2006
Gooooood Morning!! I'm up and have finished my 3 miles of walking on the treadmill. Did the first 2 in 36:55, cut some time off there, and just messed around the last mile, total of 56:50. I was only going to do 2 miles but felt okay after 2 and kept saying "I think I can do another 1/4 mile" until I made the 3 mile mark. I feel great, except my upper thighs were hurting quite a bit and for the first mile or so, my chest hurt some, not as much as the other day, just a tightness, but it went away. Tomorrow I make my appointment for lab work and I'll also schedule one for after the results are in and I'll talk to her about the chest pain---again! I feel great now though.
Okay, I was listening to the radio while I did my stretches and heard the song "Stealing Kisses" by Faith Hill. Heard that one yet? It was kind of how I feel, I think. I mean, I'm 57 but I still want to be treated like I'm still 29, ya know? I want him to pull my ponytail and pat me on the butt, I know, TMI. And I think men think we want an honest man but, ya know, sometimes it's okay to lie and say we're beautiful and the best wife in the world, even though we know it's not true but we'll take that out later and remember it a million times over, right? And if we have to tell them that, it just doesn't seem as good some how. We just want them to automatically know. I know, it's not fair. But why can't they learn a little something on their own. Okay, rant over, sorry.
I never did get on the treadmill yesterday afternoon. Mom and I didn't shop at the Arts & Crafts thing much, there wasn't much there. We went to the grocery store right there for a few things and then headed over to Macayo's for lunch. Yum, Mexican food. She had some left for a box to take home, I didn't, lol. Chicken chimmichanga, my favorite! At least I didn't scarf down all the chips and salsa, just some. No margueritas either! A nice time anyway. My eating is still out of whack but I'm working on it, just not too hard, lol. Still haven't been on the scale.
Okay, time for my shower. Oh, we didn't go bowling this morning, I didn't feel like it, I'm too fat and all that. You know. So at least I did the walking. It's 9:30 and I'm hungry, haven't had brekky yet. So I'm going. Buh-bye, have a great day!
- Saturday Nov 25, 2006
Day Six. Wait a minute, I don't think I'm going to keep counting like this. So it's just another day, lol. No exercise this morning. I know, you're saying, oh, no, there she goes again. Back off the wagon. But that's not it. I'm leaving here in a minute to go to an Arts & Crafts Fair with my Mom. Should be lots of fun and some walking around. The weather is sunny, a little nippy, about 60 degrees so pretty well perfect for this. And our Red Hat Lady queen said there should be some selling of the Red Hat Lady stuff, oh, boy! I plan to try walking on the treadmill later maybe, we'll see. As far as the chest pain thing, I had it checked out before and all was well. I'm going to try just going real slow at first and see what happens. Or maybe I won't even get to it. Maybe Mom and I will eat lunch out at our favorite place, Macayo's. In that case, I won't feel much like walking, lol. Like I said, we'll see. Okay, that's my day. Have a good one.
- Friday Nov 24, 2006
Welcome to Day Five, or just Friday to the rest of you, lol!! Is it really only Day Five, she whines. Got up at 7, walked 3 miles on the treadmill, 2 miles at 37:07 and 3 miles total at 55:53. Not too shabby! I feel great! Except for awhile there, my thighs felt like huge, heavy hams and they hurt, heh. Could it have anything to do with the second helpings yesterday or perhaps the pie, you say? But I kept on going and felt better. I forgot to tell you, on Wednesday afternoon, I tried to walk some more, on the treadmill, and my chest started hurting after a few minutes, really bad, kinda tight. I kept going, thinking it would quit after awhile but it didn't, so after half a mile, I quit. It never does this in the morning. What's up with that?! Guess I'm a morning person after all, lol. So yesterday went well, everything turned out to be delicious! We thought we'd eat about 2 but ended up getting everything finished after 3. Had to make a run to the store for cranberries. Mom had told me Other Sis was bringing them so I didn't and there we were with no cranberries because Other Sis thought she was just supposed to bring the pies. DH and I drove to 3 stores before we finally found some. At least there wasn't any traffic. But like I said, everything was delicious, as usual. Did I mention EVERYTHING was DELICIOUS?? Bad Soonie ate way too much. I can't tell you what I liked the most, it was all DELICIOUS!! Now on to the rest of the holidays! Really I'm not worrying about the weight right now. I managed to button and zip my size 12 denim shorts yesterday (yep, I said SHORTS!) but opted for the size 14's, heh. It was sunny, got to about 80 degrees and we had all the doors and windows open. What a day! Anyway, I'm just taking it gradually, only making sure I do the exercise everyday and TRYING to eat right, just not trying too hard, lol. It'll come, I'm sure. Okay, time for brekky. Hope you all had a great turkey day and go out and have a good one today! IT'S FRIDAY!! Enjoy your day!
- Thursday Nov 23, 2006
Here it is, Day 4! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! If you celebrate it, that is. And for the rest of you, HAPPY DAY!! Lol. So far Day 4 is going well. I got up (that's a start!) and have finished my 2 miles on the treadmill. Really the weather is so nice and a bit nippy (heh) this morning (50 degrees) I could be walking out in the bright sunshine but I'm sticking to the treadmill until further notice. So I did the 2 miles in 37:12, cut some off my time from yesterday. And I could have done more today, I felt great, but pressed for time today. I need to shower, eat brekky, dry my hair, and be at Mom's by 11 to help her put the turkey in the oven. With those roasting bags, the turkey (small turkey) doesn't take as much time so we should be eating by 2. YUM!! I'll try to control myself though. Speaking of the weather, it's clear skies, bright and sunny, and going up to 80 today!! Can't beat that! Like I said, I may get ambitious and take a walk later at Mom's too. After dinner, there will probably be some card playing and such like that. There's only 6 of us for dinner but BIL and Sis will be over about 4, after they eat at his Mom's. Okay, get out the money and the cards!! No, so far we don't play for money but I really think that would be fun. Probably start some great fights too, lol. It will probably just be UNO. I'll have to take the UNO Attack game too. Fun, fun!
Okay, Luv you guys, oh, and you ladies too, lmfao! Oh, almost forgot, I made BTC go for a run yesterday, how great is that??! You go, BTC! I'm so glad to see you running again. Nice to know I can inspire some people. Have a great day today, try not to eat too much, portion control and all that. See ya tomorrow!
- Wednesday Nov 22, 2006
And Day 3! Well, this is Day 3 and it's not over so I don't know how good it will be. But it is Day 3 of exercise!! I just did my 2 miles (oops, almost typed 3 there, heh) on the treadmill and when I finish, I feel like raising my arms and yelling "Ya-Taah"!! Lol. If you don't watch "Heroes" you won't know what I mean. (That guy is so cute!) Anyways, I did it in 37:38 this morning, cut 42 seconds off Monday's. And I felt great the whole time. Yay for that! Still not getting on the scale, maybe I won't until the holidays are over. You know, that Jan. 1 thing. Thanks for all the comments, you guys. Monet---Do you have any good suggestions of protein for brekky, besides the usual bacon and eggs? BTC---thanks for the info on digestive crackers and I know for sure my hunger is probably caused by too many carbs and not enough protein. Especially since I'm diabetic. I think it's an insulin thing. We must improve there. Biscottibody---great to see you!! Thanks for the info on the dLife. I'll check that out. I need all the info I can get right now. And I hope life gets better for you, although you're not sharing with us. That's okay, sometimes I share too much, lol! Maria---no Christmas shopping for me. I'm ordering luggage online for #1 son and DIL, when they came for the visit, they had the old kind with no wheels so right away I thought of that and the rest of us don't exchange gifts anymore so I'm going to buy a bunch of toys and donate them. It's such fun! I just give money to the other 2 sons, they need it always!
Okay, peeps, my eating isn't that good but hey, I'm enjoying the freedom. I'm thinking once I get it out of my system (no pun intended) I'll know when to start getting serious. I'm keeping a check on the blood sugar and trying to choose wisely. I think the exercise helps tremendously. And I will keep that up. I plan on walking every morning unless something comes up to stop me and may even take a walk while the dinner is cooking tomorrow at Mom's if I get bored. DH and brother will be busy putting up Mom's Christmas decorations, oh, joy! My DH is such a Bah-Humbug about it and doesn't do it for me and I kind of resent that but that's another story. Our decorating has always been up to me. Oh, well! Okay, time to make brekky. I always watch Regis and Kelley and now I watch The View too right after, so much going on these days, heh heh. I love it! Have a great day, you all! And Happy Turkey Day tomorrow, if I don't see you!
- Tuesday Nov 21, 2006
Hey, Day 2, I made it to Day 2!! Well, at least I'm up already, got up at 6:55 and walked for 2 miles on the treadmill. I'm not saying Day 1 was perfect but I guess I'm just like a toddler learning to walk, I did a couple steps but haven't made it clear across the room yet. Had some stumbles. Did my shopping so at least I wasn't sitting on my butt all day. Had brekky at 9 yesterday with Regis and Kelley and left here at 11. By noon I was hungry, I mean real hunger. By the time I got home at 2, I was ready to eat my arm off. So you could say lunch was out of control, lol. Although I could have eaten more but I did stop myself before the nauseous stage so that's progress. I know I had more witty things to say that I thought of when I was walking, but just can't think of them now, dernit, senior moment!! Nothing, my mind is blank! Okay, you all have a great day. I really need to get in here and read entries, I'm missing out on all the fun, lol. Love you guys!
- Monday Nov 20, 2006
Day One #2,713!! And I got up and walked 2 miles on my treadmill! Deja Vu!! Here we go again. I think I've learned some things since last week though, maybe. Hard to believe, after all these years, there are still things to learn about myself and this journey. Oh, and I did the 2 miles in 38:20, in case anyone's interested. No records broken there but I did it. Go, me. Thank you all for the comments from yesterday's entry, you too, Scruff, even though you are a man (just kidding) and I know you are all so right. In my head, I know that. Sometimes I just like to let things he says like that fester awhile. Then I get over it. I'll do like you say, BTC, and ask him that next time he's watching sports, lol. And thanks for saying that pic made me look hot, did you mean literally? Lol. You're so sweet for saying that. Okay, WorkingIt, one of those 2 muffins didn't make it to this morning, I ate it last night. It was talking to me all night too. One more to go. I think I will save it for a treat this afternoon and then, THAT'S IT, NO MORE. I've just got to get my groove back! Here's the plan for today---shower, brekky, go to the Goodwill store (you really should try it, I've found some really good things there and bargains) go to Super WalMart and then the grocery. I'm in charge of the mashed potatoes for Thursday and I'm buying the ready-made ones. We had them last year and everyone loved them and so easy to make, lol! Gotta love that! I'm planning on making sweet potatoes too, my DH loves them. With the little marshmallows. So it should be a busy day today. Go out and have a great Monday!