- Friday Jan 06, 2006
Hey, guess what?! I missed my entry this morning! DH and I had important things to do, heh. TMI. Anyways, then it was time for breakfast. And this week, I've been watching NYPD Blue on TNT instead of Regis and Kelly, since they were showing repeats all week. I hate that but love NYPD Blue even though I've already seen them all before. As you all know, I just need to watch TV while I eat every meal. I know, it's not a good thing but I do it so there. We barely ever eat at the kitchen table. And usually it's full of son #3's computer junk. The dining room table too. He's just taken over my beautiful house and turned it into chaos but that's another story for another day, heh. BTW, he and the DH are at the swap meet right now (flea market for those in other parts of the country or other places) to sell some of his computer parts and computers and monitors and things. He buys them at auctions and fixes them up. He's trying to make a business of it (BTW, he quit his job, #3 son, not the DH) even though the poor DH has to go with him every time, you know, for bathroom runs and food runs, and they will be spending most of the weekend there so I will be pretty much alone here. If you know me at all, you know that all that alone time can mean disaster for my diet plan when the DH is gone. But not this time!! So far today I've gone to the gym and had a good workout and the food part is going really well. I'm really getting into that habit of counting every thing I eat, weighing it and measuring it and all. I can certainly attest to the fact that it DOES get easier if you just stick with it. In fact I'm kind of enjoying my success. I am woman, hear me roar!
So here it is, 4:10pm and time for my afternoon snack---baked chips and an apple, I think, and lots and lots of water. Been doing really well with the water too. Well, yesterday maybe not so well since I didn't really count the points all day and had next to no water and bowling was my only exercise, but everyone needs a day off once in awhile, huh? And I was down 2 tenths of a pound this morning too even though I thought I would be up some. Go me! Well, I do rattle on, don't I? Here's to a great weekend for everybody, okay?! Have a good one, y'all.
- Thursday Jan 05, 2006
Well, this is what I saw on my scale this morning, good little scale. A week well done, heh. Now if I can just keep it going. I WILL!! And I will make my goal. Of course, I don't expect this kind of loss every week.
Yesterday I did get to the gym but almost didn't. That little voice kept telling me to take the day off and go back to bed. I was so tired. But I made it. I did 2 miles of walking on the track and arm and ab exercises. I didn't do the leg exercises because I wanted to give my right knee a rest. It does seem much better this morning. I just hate it when I get a hot flash right in the middle of doing my workout. I get all hot and weak and I have to rest awhile. Hate those things! I wonder how many calories a hot flash burns, haha!
Today will be bowling again, our usual Thursday group. Haven't bowled since last Thursday. I hope my knee doesn't act up. Okay, you all get out there and get the most from your day. Hang in there, they say it gets easier, I don't know, heh. See ya tomorrow!
- Wednesday Jan 04, 2006
Okay, I think that starting tomorrow, I'm only going to weigh once a week. This every day thing is too up-and-down for me. And not down enough. Days ago I was in the 150's but the last couple I've been back in the 160's for no good reason. But I'm kind of afraid that if I don't weigh every day I'll start getting slack again. What should I do? Tomorrow is regular weigh day. I can't be retaining water, I was up "3" times during the night, heh.
Yesterday---I finished putting away all the Christmas stuff, finally, and swept and mopped the kitchen and living room floors. We have real pretty ceramic tile all through the house except the bedrooms. So that was a job! And I took a walk around our block but only went around 2 times. About 1 1/2 miles. I felt like I had to go to the bathroom and my legs and right knee were hurting so I called that enough exercise. And I did really well with the eating--27 points. I find I'm eating all possible points right now, I just can't seem to keep them low. But at least I'm counting everything. I am trying to eat more quality and not just quantity too. Still not doing well with the veggies though. Trying to eat more protein too, and not so many carbs. Although, I did cave and buy some Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches yesterday---strawberry shortcake flavor, mmmmmm! Oh, well, at least there are only 6 in a pack. You should see all the things I passed up that I wanted too, haha! So I am improving, I think.
Today, the gym. I may stop on the way and buy a knee brace. And probably won't do the leg exercises, just walking and arms and abs. I've been doing some squats and lunges this week so that's probably why my knee hurts. I'm trying to strengthen my legs so the waves won't knock me over and, when they do, I can get myself back up again, heh. Last year DH had to help me, I was totally helpless, not a pretty sight. Last year when we went to Maui, I was about 163, I think, so I should be a lot less this year.
Well, you all have a great hump day. Get out and do some exercise if you can, it really helps. Take care and see ya tomorrow!
- Tuesday Jan 03, 2006
Had a hard time getting on here this morning. But here I am. Not much to say since I made a late entry yesterday. Ooh, my stomach just growled, heh. Hungry! Actual hunger! Huh, what's going on? Doing well since I wrote yesterday, stayed within my points okay and nothing after 7pm. Today's plan, more of the same. I don't know what I'll do for exercise but there WILL be exercise, probably walking around the block. I thought about bowling but eh, I don't think so. Need to go to the post office, the Nike outlet store and WalMart. It's kinda gloomy right now, cloudy but warm, 56 degrees at 8:45am. Hope you all have a great day. Hang in there, we can do it! See ya tomorrow.
P. S. If you're out there, TheMother, let us know how you're doing, K? And, Pastagal, you are missed here, come on back. Hope you're both doing well.
- Monday Jan 02, 2006
Ho hum. Couldn't get on my puter this morning, son #3 had a floppy in the drive and I didn't know it, don't understand it but he does, so it's fixed. Here I am. Up 1.6 from Saturday. Bye-bye 150's darnit. I guess I knew it was too good to be true. Oh, well. Sunday I didn't do any exercise except for putting the Christmas decor away. Took a couple of hours. Food wasn't that good either but not too bad. Just over on points by maybe 5, I guess. Too much salt, dill pickles. So today is much better, so far. I almost didn't get up though when I should have but after I turned off the alarm and rolled over, I thought "what the heck am I doing, so what if I didn't really get enough sleep, if I don't get up, I'll feel like crap all day" so I got up. Success! Went to the gym, had a great workout! Sore muscles already. Increased some of the sets, not all, but still a better workout than usual. Just 2 miles of walking though. I'm doing about a 16.5 minute mile now. It was a little more crowded than usual but not too bad. I usually don't get there until about 11:30 so I guess people are eating lunch then. Speaking of which---did anyone try the new LC Paninis yet? Mmmmmm, so good, at least I think so. Luv them! Lots of chicken and fake cheese, 7 points. Quick to fix too. Anyways.....
It's only 3:30pm here so I still have the evening to get through. I'm managing to not eat after 7pm every day. I must, I must, I must make my goal by Jan.30, I MUST!! Somewhere around 155 but hopefully, well below that. 4 weeks to get there. I know, I'll still be fat but a little better than now. Okay, hope you're all having a great day. Going to check up on y'all now. See ya tomorrow!
- Sunday Jan 01, 2006
Happy New Year!! Weight is down yesterday, up some today. You know, the usual fluctuation thing. But I am seeing the 150's again, yay! I'm thinking I should quit this weighing every day thing now and only doing the weighing on Thursdays, which is what I'm counting here. That's why I haven't changed the weight here. Friday I went to the gym as planned and had a great workout and ate well. Saturday I did 4 times around our block, walking, so that was 3.2 miles in 48 minutes. Eating was okay, not really great, could have been a lot worse though since it's the weekend. So I'm doing okay. Bored today, wanting to eat everything in the house, good thing there are no chips, candy or cookies, all the bad stuff is gone. Had a diet Coke (Zero, love those things) and a Slim Fast bar since breakfast and it's only 12:45. Usually I don't eat anything between breakfast and lunch since I have a pretty big breakfast. Just bored. I need to take down the Christmas decorations and put them away but don't have the heart. Must force myself. Waaaah!
Okay, let's get busy on this weight loss thing now. No more excuses. 2006 is our year! See ya tomorrow.
- Friday Dec 30, 2005
OMG! I actually did it! One whole day of perfection! I can't believe it! I had 24 points (not enough fruits and veggies though) and bowled 3 games and, in the afternoon, I walked around our block 3 times! I took the van and measured it after and it's .8 of a mile one time around. So 2.4 miles of walking in 38 minutes. I felt great! And feel better right now too. I weighed this morning again and am down 2.2 pounds from yesterday. Can we say "water"? You're right, BTC, I WILL do this. Although, last night I was so hungry but I didn't eat a thing after 7pm. I think that helps too. It wasn't easy. Oh, and we went to lunch at Red Lobster too. I ate the shrimp cocktail, salad and 2 cheesy, garlic biscuits *yummy*. And was totally satisfied. I know I just have to change the way I think of food. When we went to the grocery store after, looking at all the bakery goodies I never said "mmmmmm" once. I controlled myself and thought "no, I don't need that". But I only ate 2 veggy servings and one fruit so I must do better on that.
So the plan today---go to the gym and do an intense workout. My left leg is hurting some from all the walkiing and bowling yesterday and Tuesday too, I guess, but I really need to do this and keep it up. Time is running out, heh. And I really need to strengthen my legs because last year in Maui, the waves kept knocking me over, hehe. Can you just picture it--fat lady on her hands and knees in the surf. So embarrassing! I know you're all thinking, as am I, why didn't I do all this during the past year? I knew I was going back there since last March. If that's not incentive, I don't know what is! But we won't think about that, right? Okay. So on to another great day!
I've been reading all your entries every day and it looks like we're all struggling through these holidays. We don't do anything for New Year's Eve so I don't have to worry about that one, just another night for us. Then--January and a new year for us all, a new start, along with all the other people who will be keeping their resolutions, right? The gyms will be crowded again, darnit! So Happy New Year to all my friends here, I wish you all the best! See ya tomorrow!
- Thursday Dec 29, 2005
Weigh day--up 2 pounds from last week. Oh, well. Could have been worse. I WILL get to 155 or below by Jan. 30, Maui vacation. That's only 4 1/2 weeks away. Can she do it? I think so if I just put my whole mind to it. And to think I did weigh that only a month or so ago. Darnit!
Yesterday did not turn out the way I had planned. I didn't go to the gym. In fact, after breakfast, I changed out of my workout clothes and back into my nightshirt and went back to bed!! I was just depressed and teary all day and I didn't feel like crying in public and I knew I would. Just a very bad day. I spent most of it in bed. Don't you wish we had a switch to turn our minds off sometimes? I could have used that yesterday. I just wanted to sleep away the bad feelings and thoughts so most of the day, I did. And I do feel somewhat better today. Just tired since I didn't get much sleep all night. But I'm going bowling anyway this morning. It's almost 7am here and I've already had a shower and washed my hair. My back is aching, must have pulled something bowling Tuesday and laying in bed all day didn't help it any. But I will struggle on.
The plan today is to eat clean, thus, counting points religiously and eating the good things--veggies and fruits and all that. And lots of water. Maybe a good walk later, I'm not promising. But if I'm going to reach that goal, I really should do it. So tired right now. I'm also trying not to think about the fact that I had all year to lose the weight since the last trip to Maui and told everyone who would listen that I was going to be skinny on this trip. Hah! *hiding head in sand* so embarrassing! Me and my big mouth. Now no one believes I can do it. Well, it's up to me, no one else. This is it. Have a great day. See ya tomorrow.
- Wednesday Dec 28, 2005
Okay, I went and bowled 4 games by myself yesterday, took an hour. Then I went to the gym for 2 miles of walking and 48 ab crunches on the machine. Eating was not good again. But I'm over that now, I think. I'm so p'd right now I don't think I'll eat ever again, heh. So today will be another workout at the gym. Weight's up .4 today, I know why. I look at myself in the mirror and say why am I doing this? Why am I even trying? I never did it before, what makes me think I'm going to do it this time? Why even try? I'm not fooling anyone but myself. Everyone knows I won't do it this time either. But still I keep on. This is my life and that's it. Okay, going now, feel terrible. Bad day. Have a good one.
- Tuesday Dec 27, 2005
I'm pleased to announce that I'm down a couple of pounds from yesterday. I'm 163 but I was 165.2 yesterday. Sheesh! Water weight! I drank 128 oz. of water yesterday. And I went to the gym and worked for 80 minutes, including 2 miles of walking on the track. Not too shabby. On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being perfect, I'd say I did about a 3 on the eating though. I was going great until dinner at 6. I was really hungry by then and I caved and ate some more of the leftover potato salad and baked beans with a ham sandwich. I did keep the portions down though and I also ate half a slice of my sister's pumpkin-chocolate chip bread. But nothing after 7pm. Could have done better but could have done worse. So on to another, better day. Maybe I'll go bowling later, maybe on to the gym for some cardio. We'll see. I'm not in a really good mood so getting out and doing something would help. I didn't sleep well, I'm cold, I'm hot, I was up 3 times to go. Just kinda tired. Okay, let's do it! I hope you're all having a great day. See ya tomorrow! BTW, it's 8:30am here right now. Buh-bye!