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Soon2BThin - Friday Jul 14, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.6

I've been thinking.....I'm not doing so well, as you all can see. I'm just not really into this thing right now. It's so demeaning and depressing coming in here with a bad report all the time, or one day pretty good and the next, way off the target. So I've decided to stay away until I have at least 3 good days in a row. I do have some pride, ya know. It's just not happening right now. I will still continue to come in and read how you all are doing and leave comments. You always give me such inspiration but I'm just not using it right now. I'm not giving up though. I just need to get my act together and stop being such a downer here. Although this is all subject to change, heh. It seems I'm always changing my mind lately. I need to say something and stick with it. I think I will go back and read what I wrote back when I was doing so well for about 8 weeks, before we went to Vegas, I think it was back before the end of April of this year. I need to get back to following what I was doing back then. So here goes. I'll see ya soon, I hope.

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/14/2006:
I'm going to miss you soonie....come back soon...ie


maria777 on 07/14/2006:
You know, it is so easy to get focused on scale numbers and that is not what life is all about. That's why I haven't been doing daily entries as I was. I come here and read and comment but I don't do an entry every day. Have a good evening.

borntocry on 07/14/2006:
Hi Soonie,

Thanks for the comment you left me. I would LOVE if you would join the challenge! It will be nice to have someone else around who occasionally has to struggle to earn those points, like me! You came up with some great goals, though, which should be pretty effective while at the same time not impossibly difficult. I think you'll get plenty of gold stars!

Thanks also for the hug. It means a lot to me because I do think you understand what I'm going through... feeling a little better now, though! Thank you!

smiley2 on 07/15/2006:
Hi there!

This place is not just for good days Soonie, its for bad days as well, even if you have a whole string in a row, even if it feels you wont say a good day again, you wont bore us or make us depressed. We find strenght in each other here and support each other through good and bad times. So dont leave because you feel like you are failing us and embarrasing yourself, because you are not. Only leave if you really need a break to refocus.


smiley2 on 07/15/2006:
PS You cant leave now! You already worked on your goals and you are starting the challenge with us on Monday ;)

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jul 13, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.6

Don't know what I weigh today, I forgot to weigh in before I showered and now my hair is wet so I will weigh when I get dressed after I dry my hair. I know it has to be up some. I ate badly yesterday and I did not get to the gym, I wimped out. I did do a lot of walking around the mall though and my left leg got so sore, I decided to skip the gym. It hurt so bad on that inner thigh muscle. Yep, there must be muscle in there somewhere. So not a good day. I'm starting again today, heh. I vow to have a good day. First there is the bowling with the gang, such fun. Then I will probably make the DH take me out to Applebee's for lunch. Good ol' WW menu. Haven't had that in quite awhile. Maybe some treadmill later, who knows? I really should force myself through the pain, I guess. Oh, I found out something new at the doc's yesterday---someone on here, I forgot who and I don't have time right now to go look, sorry, mentioned that they were going to take their thyroid meds an hour before eating and I've been taking mine after brekky, so I asked my doc about that and she did say that, yes, you should take them an hour before eating and no one told me that before, at least, I don't remember. So thanks whoever you are and just look what important stuff we can learn from each other here!! Also she thinks I have carpel tunnel in my right hand, heh. Never thought of that! She took more blood to check to see if the Lipitor is causing the pain in my legs. Who would have thought there's a test for that! And I go for an x-ray of my shoulder so she can see what's wrong there before giving me the cortisone shot. Also talked about the depression and she was going to give me some samples of Cymbalta but didn't have any right now so I can check back next week for that. They may even help the hot flashes!! So I'm all taken care of for now.

Okay, gotta go get ready for bowling at 9. It's sunny here and going up to a whopping 109 today! They say the monsoon may return this weekend. I need to get back here this afternoon and get caught up with you all since I didn't yesterday. Have a great Thursday!

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 19.6 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/13/2006:
That is funny, I never weigh myself when my hair is wet either, I wonder how much more it would add on, lol. Do you know that the one and only time I was ever at Applebee's was in Montana on vacation...I should check them out someday and see how their salads are.

We could use some of your sun but not much mind you...have a great day and bowl a 300 or close to it.


grlbythec on 07/13/2006:
109? *melts* Sometimes I think Dr's are remiss when it comes to taking med's. I now automatically go to the manufacturer's site and get the low down. I was given a new scrip and it said take two by mouth. Um, ok, is that two at a time, spread out or what? I also found out I can drink NO alcohol, can't take antacids with in a certain amount of time, and don't take on an empty stomach or suffer HORRIBLE intestinal issues. That would have been nice to know BEFORE I learned what those intestinal issue really where. Glad that you got it sorted out. Happy bowling, Girl by the sea

maria777 on 07/13/2006:
Have fun bowling! Sounds like fun! Daughter and I went a while back and had a good time!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jul 12, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.6

Just a quickie this morning! How ya's doing? My weight went down again some, don't know why. No exercise yesterday and still haven't had what I'd call a good day of eating. The meeting with the Red Hat Ladies was fun, Mom liked it and joined right up. You should have heard her singing all the old songs we sang! She always did like singing. So we have lots of outings planned with the girls coming up. I have a doctor's appointment this morning at 9:30 and then I'm going to the mall for a little shopping. I need a purple outfit to wear when we go see an Elvis impersonator in August with the ladies. Not easy to find purple clothes, heh. I may have to make something. And then.... get ready..... ta da, I'm going to the gym!! I may not do anything more than walk on the track but at least it's something. The mall is right next to the gym. Hope I don't get too tired walking around the mall. Okay, that's the plan. And, yes, Brian's girl, I do still bowl. We bowl with the group tomorrow and DH and I always bowl on Sunday mornings. Thanks for all the encouragement, one and all! Have a good one!

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 19.6 lbs to go!

liza36 on 07/12/2006:
Good for you for planning a gym workout. Hope you enjoy it!

bikini_wanting on 07/12/2006:
Congrats on going down again.

Its always fun seeing the drop in weight even with no exercise.

maria777 on 07/12/2006:
Good for you on going to the gym!

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jul 11, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.4

Well, back in the 160's---again! But not for long! I did do some damage control yesterday by walking 2 miles on my treadmill but then I ate too much dinner. So it could have been worse. Smiley2, I guess you missed the entry where I said I'm going to Laughlin, NV in August and on a Mexican cruise in October so I have plenty of trips for the incentive to get my weight down. Now I just have to keep them in my mind when I go to head out to McDonald's! And, BTC, try not to worry about if you have to take a steroid drug---back in 2001, I had a bad rash on my legs that the doc couldn't figure out and she put me on some steroid drug, a common one I can't think of the name of right now, but I ate and ate (I was hungry constantly) and still lost about 7 pounds during the time I was on it. It was a miracle! Then when I went off, I gained it all back plus more really fast. So you see, maybe you can lose weight on steroids, I don't know, maybe I'm just weird.

Okay, today I will eat a light breakfast because I have an early lunch with the Red Hat Ladies. We're just having a meeting at the clubhouse in the apartment complex where some of the ladies live so we're bringing our own lunches. I'm picking up an Asian salad from McD's for me and some other kind of salad for my Mom. Yep, she's going with me, thinking of joining too. I hope she likes it. It's kind of silly sometimes, we're going to play our kazoos today and take the pledge wearing our long red gloves, heh. I'm wearing a purple t-shirt with cats wearing red hats on it (we wear purple clothes and red hats) and my purple grasshopper shoes that have a red hat on them, among other red hat things, earrings, watch, removable tatoo, heh. Such fun! Maybe this afternoon I'll get on the treadmill again, didn't have time this morning.

Time for brekky, just a packet of low-sugar oatmeal and green tea. Have a great day, my friends!

Progress as of today: 3.4 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 07/11/2006:
Well there you go! I definately missed that entries!! Sorry to say girl, but no excuses from here! You have all the motivation in the world!!!! Keep hard at it till you go!!! Good luck!!! Enjoy your Red Hat Society gettogether today, its the most interesting thing, and i cant believe they have clubs all over the world, even here in South Africa where i am. Really a great idea.


Brian's girl on 07/11/2006:
I would love to see a photo of this group all decked out, can you post one? I do love green tea, thinking of making some sun tea with this but my favorite used to be the sobe green tea or the arizona brand, yummy.

Do you still go bowling? My mother used to bowl in leagues and be in the upper 200's group...many trophies.


liza36 on 07/11/2006:
Your upcoming trips sound wonderful - wish I could go! I went to Laughlin once with a group of co-workers, and loved it. I'm not a gambler, but we had a good time anyway.

Have fun at with the Red Had ladies today. Good luck with your goal of getting on the treadmill today. You can do it!

maria777 on 07/11/2006:
2 vacations to look forward to! Wow! What good incentive! I think that sometimes if we just tell ourselves it's okay to 'hold' where we are, we'll be a lot happier. After all, sometimes just NOT gaining is progress. I think you're doing pretty good!

monet0239 on 07/12/2006:
Hope your day with the ladies was a good one :).. hugs

Soon2BThin - Monday Jul 10, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.8

Okay, I'm exactly where I was last Monday, weight-wise. That's okay, I guess, but I keep doing this. Makes me think this is where I'm going to end up forever! My body seems to like this weight and at least, I'm maintaining. Sort of. But I want to be about 140. I think that would be great for me. Health-wise, I really need to get this weight off and also quit eating the sugar stuff. I'm diabetic! What am I thinking when I do this? Sometimes I just don't care. I'm depressed and wish it would all end anyway. I'm old and I feel like my life is over. But don't worry, this is only some of the time and I'm going to discuss it with my doctor on Wednesday. I think it's just the menopause but I bet she'll want to put me on some meds for it. Just what I need, more meds, more expense. I have crappy, expensive health insurance (no one wants to insure you when you've been diagnosed as diabetic) Oh, and more side effects. Probably something that will make me gain weight! Anyway, we will discuss it. Most of the time though, I'm managing to get through the days okay. I find I'm very needy and need lots of hugs and pats on the back and loads of encouragement from the DH and he's not very good at this. Poor guy, he does the best he can, after all, he's a man! He even gave me a back-handed complement yesterday I forgot to tell you---"You're not so bad" but I know he meant it in a good way. And I tell myself the same thing sometimes. When I look in the mirror I don't think I look like I weigh as much as I do but maybe I'm just fooling myself like the anorexic girls do. Okay, let's move on to other things. Oops, no exercise today AT ALL! My left leg still hurts so I'm having another lazy day. Really I should be in there right now on the treadmill but, oh, well. And I had a big McDonald's lunch. Well, confession is good for the soul, right, but now you all know what a loser I really am. After all, I've been failing here in public for over 6 years now (yep, I remember you, grlbythec, welcome back) and I'm sure you're all thinking it would be very surprising if I finally did make my goal weight, right? That's okay, I deserve that. Now I'm starting to depress myself so I'm going to go get my laundry out of the dryer that keeps calling me with it's "beep, beep, beep". Have a great day tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 19.8 lbs to go!

maria777 on 07/10/2006:
Soonie, I hope you soon feel better!!! Heyyyyyy....you're back in the 150's...that should help some! I find that when I'm feeling down, reading in the Bible helps a LOT!!! A really good Psalm to read at times like that is Psalm 46. It is a short psalm and helps a lot. Also a prayer to the Lord...He's always ready to listen. He's there with you...you are not alone.

smiley2 on 07/11/2006:
You need motivation to lose weight. No matter how old you feel, there is nothing like some good motivation. There must be some event that would cause you to throw in all youve got to lose that weight. What about planning a trip somewhere in the future. Give yourself a month and see what you are capable of. My biggest motivation at the moment is wearing a swimsuit in Las Vegas and Palm Springs when we go on holiday....maybe you can think of something that really will motivate you too!

borntocry on 07/11/2006:
Hi Soonie,

Boy, do I know what you mean. I'm not even all that old but I find myself thinking that I've been around on this earth for a long time and experienced pretty much all there is to experience - at least all the good stuff. And now I'm probably going to be diagnosed with a chronic disease which is going to require steroids and guess what? One of the side-effects is weight gain. How come there are never any medications which make us thin and beautiful?

And I certainly know what it's like to feel like you've been trying and failing for years and years but the way I see it, the fact that we're trying to improve ourselves and our lives is pretty admirable considering how many people in the world are too lazy and self-satisfied to even make an effort! So our lives are a constant struggle - at least we're trying to do something! At least we're going down fighting!

Soon2BThin - Sunday Jul 09, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.2

Oh, my, your comments always make me smile! Thanks, guys! You make my day! Thanks, geevee, for the mango advice. I wish the mangos I get had that much fruit where I could cut off 3 or 4" slices!! I'm lucky if I can get an inch off that pit. And when I "slurp" off the rest, it really gets into my teeth. Oh, well, as you said, they are worth it. Yummmm! I like them warm though as I do most of my fruit. I buy the frozen ones sometimes to use in smoothies but they aren't as good tasting. Okay for smoothies though.

Wow, we had a great weather weekend here. Sunny, a few clouds here and there, hot and NO RAIN. The humidity is over 20% where usually it is below 10% most of the year so we notice it. Of course, it goes up when we have a rainy day. I didn't go out in the pool today though since I got some burn yesterday, uh oh. And I hate using sunscreen. Okay, so exercise today has just been 4 games of bowling with the DH this morning. I did sweat and my left leg hurts so I'm calling that enough. I would like to walk on the treadmill but I will do that tomorrow morning so I don't want to make my leg hurt more and then not be able to do any tomorrow. The spirit is willing but the body will not cooperate, dernit! Food for today is not really good but could have been a lot worse, heh. I had some Doritos I shouldn't have had and that was AFTER eating 2 big tostadas for lunch and then I ate one of those darn Smart Ones strawberry shortcake things and with FF Coolwhip on top. Why did I buy those things, why?? So good! Anyways, I'm trying not to eat anything for the rest of the day. It's 6pm right now and I'm thinking I really should eat a little something or I may die of starvation in my sleep, haha!

Oh, I have more incentive now too to get this weight off. I know, I know, my health should be enough of an incentive but you know me. I just booked a trip to Laughlin, NV with my Mom for Aug. 24 for 3 nights at Harrah's!! Only $199 for the both of us including round trip flight, the hotel and the shuttle to and from the airport!! Can't beat that, huh? They are always sending us offers since we were there before (huge gamblers,haha) and I just couldn't turn this one down. And then there will be the cruise in October with Mom, Sis and BIL. So I'm set! I have a great DH, don't I? He doesn't mind when I take vacations without him, although I always miss him and wish he were along with me. I will not go on vacation again with all this weight on me!! No, no, no!

Okay, you heard it here. That's it. Have a great Monday!

Progress as of today: 3.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 07/10/2006:
Congrats on 160! Thanks also for your encouragement. I know I shouldn't complain about gaining, but it's just so hard to see the scale going up so much. I've decided to just relax and eat well on my trip to Florida this week though since this baby WANTS to be fed :)

grlbythec on 07/10/2006:
Hi Soon2bthin, I recognized your name, you have been on this site a long time. I used to use the name Chubbie2, but for the life of me cannot remember my password and my old e-mail address is 3 states ago. I deleted all my old entries when I left the site and now really regret that. It's good to be back among friends. Girl by the sea/Chubbie2

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jul 08, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.0

Okay, it's Saturday and I'm doing okay anyway. We did sleep in this morning. I didn't get out of bed until 10am, yikes! We NEVER do that! But it was nice. Gotta shake things up a little sometimes. So I was off to a shakey start, didn't feel like doing anything but I helped DH clean out the pool. It was full of stuff from the wind and storms yesterday. Wow, Tucson even made the CNN news yesterday. I sweated buckets out there, it was already over 90 degrees with the sun shining. Should have put my bathing suit on first though, it was awful hard getting it on my sweaty body, heh. Cause, ya know, after cleaning it, I just had to get in it, it looked so good and cool. And there were no thunderheads on the horizon yet. In fact, there are none out there now either and it's already 5:30pm. Guess no storms today. Wow, I enjoyed myself so much out there, snorkeling around and laying in the sun. Then since I'd only had a small bowl of oatmeal for brekky, it was time for lunch, had a LC spaghetti and meatballs. Those are really good and only 5 points so it put me at 8 points for the day so far. Then I got on here and read entries and left some comments. After that, it was time for some treadmill work. Did 2 miles of walking in 35 minutes including 6 minutes at 3.8. The rest of the time was mostly at 3.4mph. I didn't do as much at 3.8 because it was hurting my left shin. The muscles there were so tight and it really hurt so I didn't push it. But I do think it's getting easier to crank up the speed now. Then I fixed a fruit smoothie to cool me down. Yummmm! That takes me to 12 points so far. Pretty low but I'm trying to make up for yesterday's disaster. You already know I did 2 1/2 miles on my treadmill yesterday morning. That was the good part. But then I ate wayyyyy too much for the rest of the day. It's a wonder my weight stayed the same.

Okay, that's it from Soonieland! Hope you're all having a great weekend.

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 07/08/2006:
hey sweetie.. I just ate the last of the sf candies..lol.. so there will be more gas tonight..lolololol.. but they taste so dern good.. poor dh..lololol have a great Sunday hun.. hugs

Brian's girl on 07/08/2006:

Thanks for the comment, to be honest with you I am very lazy when it comes to my diet...this is why I love to eat the way I do. Some of the dishes I make can be a bit time consuming but that is just the soaking time. Most of the time I eat very simply, for dinner tonight I had three golden kiwis, can't get any simplier than that and the clean up was nothing, literally.

Have a great weekend, sounds like you are already, lol


inmorning on 07/09/2006:
Have you ever had those jamba juice smoothies? They are pretty good too.

geevee on 07/09/2006:
Yes, mangoes are messy to deal with but taste Oh! so good it's worth the trouble. The first thing I do is peel off the skin carefully so as not to lose any of that luscious flesh. Then I start slicing it in 3-4" chunks. When I can't slice any more off I pick up the seed and bite and slurp the remainder off. Then I cut the good sized chunks into smaller pieces and put them in the fridge. I love to eat mango nice and cold. It only takes about 5 min. SDome mangoes are 'stringier' or more fibrous than others.

Soon2BThin - Friday Jul 07, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.0

Good morning! I'm up! Got up at 6am *groan* and finished walking 2 1/2 miles on my treadmill. Last time I did 2 1/2, it was in 44 minutes, this time it was 43:24! I'm getting there, slowly but surely. But now I wonder why I'm doing this. I get these tips in my e-mail from RealAge.com and this morning it said you may lose more weight by doing a lower-impact exercise session. In other words, you don't have to huff and puff the whole time and sweat buckets. As long as you're burning enough calories. Whatever! Anyway, I watched CNN while walking so I have all the latest news of the day, heh. Imagine those poor people who planned for years on taking a nice vacation to Atlantic City to gamble! Bummer! And it's one year today since the terrorist bombings in London killed 54 people. Oh, and Robert Downey Jr. is going to write his memoirs, it'll be out in 2008, oh, joy! Okay, it's off to the shower. Happy Friday!

P.S. Smiley2, I can't remember when the monsoon ended here last year or how long it lasted but I'll find out, okay? My mind is not what it used to be, heh. It sounds like a good trip though.

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

bikini_wanting on 07/08/2006:
That makes sense. It seems like that would work. Lots of things kick start your metabolism!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jul 06, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 163.6

I wasn't going to come in here today. It's 4:30pm and I just checked in to read any comments and I'm overwhelmed with all the great comments. Thank you all so much! I never did get to the bowling alley on Tuesday and the rest of the day was the pits! I ate more than anyone could believe! Maybe I should enter one of those eating contests, is there any money in that, haha! Okay, not funny. Thus, Wednesday morning I slept in cause I was up most of the night, crying. It sounds funny to me now because I feel fine now, it's all over once again. By Wednesday afternoon, I was feeling almost normal. I have a doctor's appointment on next Wednesday so I will be sure to bring this up then, don't worry. I think it's just menopause. And today I'm doing pretty great, what with the bowling 3 games with the gang this morning and I just finished doing 3 miles of walking on my treadmill. Still trying to get faster at it too. Lunch was out with the DH at Ruby Tuesday's and I ate 3 pieces of coconut shrimp (can we say "fried"?) with the broccoli and rice and small slice of garlic bread. Thank goodness, DH helped me out with the shrimp. So I'm trying to make up for it. We had a coupon, that's why we went there and, I don't know why we do that, we always end up eating way too much and still paying more than we would have if we'd ate a lighter meal!! I said "no more coupons!" I'd rather stick with something I know is on my plan. I only had LS peaches and cream oatmeal for brekky (2 points) and I plan on a salad and fruit smoothy for dinner so maybe the damage won't be too bad. As you can see, I really can't afford to let my weight go up any more than it already has! Damn, I hate when I do that! I'm so mad right now that I'm really determined to get this weight off. I know, I know, I've said all this before but darnit, I've got to keep trying! Other people can do it, why shouldn't I?

I need to mention that #3 son has been on his own before. Since you all commented on this, I felt you needed to know that. He's not a total slug, haha! I'm proud that he didn't use the no air conditioning thing as an excuse to come back home. I think as long as he keeps his job he should be able to handle this. Rent is high even though he only has a one room place but at least this time, he has his own bathroom, haha! As for the potassium, he is trying to get it through a list of foods they gave him but I don't think that will be enough. He needs to see a doctor but he doesn't have insurance except for hospital stays. So he doesn't know how much of a supplement to take and I think it's possible to take too much of it. So far he's feeling okay but this has happened a couple of times now so I worry. Meanwhile, DH and I are enjoying being on our own, hehe. I know, TMI.

Okay, the weather here sucks lately, we're officially into the monsoon season. Humid, hot (high 90's and going higher this weekend) and thunderstorms almost every day. I haven't been in the pool since the weekend, I think it was. The monsoon is the only time of year I don't like here. Usually you can sit outside at night without a single mosquito but not now. And too muggy for me! Oops, I've run on and on for not planning on making an entry. Sorry. I love you guys. Have a great Friday!

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 23.6 lbs to go!

maria777 on 07/06/2006:
I believe you are back on track...we all get a little off track sometimes! I'm glad you did an entry today, Soonie...if you hadn't, we would have missed you since there was none yesterday!!! Hope you soon are feeling MUCH BETTER!!!!!

smiley2 on 07/07/2006:
Hi there,

My doctor told me that one perscription of potassium is usually enough for a mild deficiency. Potassium supplements dont have to be taken continiously for results, it gets absorbed immediately and stays in the body for months. He said i should get retested though once a year. Anyway hope this helps.

Good job on getting back on track. We all fall off the wagon more than we like or hope, but i guess thats just part of life.

Do you know when the monsoon season winds down over there? We are landing in Phoenix on the 13 of August, then we are driving up to Vegas and Palm Springs, you think the thunderstorms will be less then or more?

Have a wonderful weekend.


Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jul 04, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.6

Sorry to disappoint all of you who left nice comments yesterday but the weight is up again. I had a really bad day yesterday, spent most of it in bed, I was so depressed. I didn't eat much all afternoon but then made up for it later. Oh, well, not much better today but I did force myself to get up at 6am and do the 2 1/2 miles of walking on my treadmill and here I am. Almost wasn't going to report in. I plan on bowling later too. If they are not too crowded and I can get a lane. I almost forgot it's a holiday. Happy 4th of July to all us Americans! Oh, I almost forgot to mention---#3 son has finally moved out. He found a small one room apartment he thought he could afford and left last week. And the air conditioner unit there wasn't working right and now he has no air conditioning (about 100 degrees here everyday). He got a big fan from us and one from Grandma and he's making do. I said he could come back here until they get a new one in but he's sticking it out. I'm kinda proud of that. BTW, he's 28 and should be on his own, right? Then last week, he took himself to the ER because his heart was doing funny things and his chest hurt and felt tight. He thought he was having a heart attack. But they checked everything and it was okay, his potassium was low though. He's doing okay now so far. Anyways.....

That's it from Soonieland. Have a good one!

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 07/04/2006:
Hiya sweetie.. :).. sorry to hear about your DS,,, its good that he moved out..I just watched the movie.. "Failure to Launch" which is about a 35 year old who doesnt wanna move out of his parents home.. hehe.. good and funny movie :).. about his potassium.. alittle salt water helps.. sounds yuck.. bu it does.. or have him eat alot of Ham.. ist salty.. thats one of the quickest ways to bring that up.. and a few banans wouldnt hurt :)..

have a great day hun.. hope you get to bowl.. hugs

smiley2 on 07/04/2006:
Hi there!

I also watched the "Failure to Launch" movie and loved it! I think its a good idea that your DS moved out on his own and that you let him go, that is the hardest part. I moved out of my parents house for good this year, im 26 and they just couldnt get over it, still cant! So i admire you for doing the right, but the hard thing.

I have potassium depletion too, i took supplements for it, since the doctor back in the States told me that if your body gets depleted of potassium, it usually has a tough time to absorb the natural potassium you get in bananas etc, so maybe your son should try supplements. Does he exercise a lot? I got my through and eating disorder.

Oh and good luck with your depression, the best is to ride it out, tommorow WILL be better.

Happy 4th of July


maria777 on 07/04/2006:
Hope your son feels better! Have a happy 4th!

inmorning on 07/04/2006:
100 degrees and no AC? Yup, I would be back on mom and dad's doorstep without a second thought. Sorry to hear you are depressed, that is my stress eating time too. I do hope you feel better soon.

borntocry on 07/05/2006:
It's hard to do well when you're depressed. Try to make up for it when you're feeling better. Hopefully bowling will do the trick!

maria777 on 07/05/2006:
Hope your son is feeling better and hope you're having a real good day today!

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