- Monday Jan 16, 2006
Guess what! No bowling today! Hah! Nope, not til tomorrow. DH and I bowled yesterday though. He's getting pretty good, beat me one game out of 4. Anyways...today is gym day! Finally! Going to do a modified weights workout and probably 2 miles on the track. Not knocking myself out or anything. We'll see what happens. Aaaaaannndd, I'm not getting on the scale for 2 weeks, until the morning we leave for Maui. 2 weeks from today we'll be on our way. I feel soooo fat right now, had a pretty bad weekend. But that's over and I'm starting from here. Lots of fresh produce in the kitchen, things to make great salads and I've discovered---clementines! What a great little fruit! A cross between an orange and a tangerine. So easy to peel, no seeds and a great sweet taste. 2 for 1 point! I love them. So I'm going to do what someone here does, I can't remember who, sorry, I'm going to eat carbs breakfast and lunch and then, low carb for dinner, i.e. no potatoes, pasta, bread, things like that at dinner. And I'm going for small meals all day. This is serious now. I know I can't lose the weight I wanted to lose in 2 weeks, but I'm going for as much as I can. Trying not to think of the disappointment and failed dreams. Heck, I'm going to Maui, that can't be all bad, right? So I'm going to buckle down and hit it hard! Think I can do that for 2 weeks? Too bad I didn't start this months ago. Oh, yeah, that's right, I did. I just didn't keep it up! Heh.
Okay, time for brekky now. I'm just going to have the oatmeal, no english muffin, as I usually do. Besides, I'm out of them. Oatmeal and green tea. Hope it holds me until after the gym. I have a doc's appointment at 10:15, then the gym, then the tanning place, then home. Guess I'll take some almonds and dried fruit with me, you never know how long it will take at the doc's. Anyway, I heard that's a good snack for energy. Have a great Monday, everyone! See ya tomorrow!
- Friday Jan 13, 2006
Here I am finally. It's almost 3pm here. Late today. Not much to say. Went to the bowling alley to pick up my wrist band and bowl a few but it wasn't in yet and I bowled 4 games by myself anyway. Have I said how much I love to bowl? Heh. First though, I went to the tanning place and spent 10 minutes in one of those "stand up" beds (do they call them beds or what? The girls didn't know) I've already been going to the regular beds for weeks now and I have somewhat of a light tan. Don'tcha know, tan fat looks better than white fat, hah! Anyways, I'm working on that for the vacation too. Now I smell like the beach, heh. You know, that Coppertone-y skin smell. Anyways.....I bowled pretty good after the first game. First game--127 Second--180 Third--201 Fourth--202 Thought I'd quit while I was ahead, haha! And I was tired and hungry. So I just had lunch--LC Panini and graham crackers with margarine. I passed all the fast food places on my way home, no easy task. So I'm not doing too badly today so far. No gym, I may do that tomorrow. My knees, yep, both of them, are giving me problems still. I guess the bowling isn't helping any either. I should give them a rest, ya think, maybe? We'll see. I do want to go with the DH for bowling on Sunday morning too, as we usually do. Have I mentioned how much I love bowling, hehe?
Okay, I'm off to read some entries here. Almost time for Dr. Phil. I really should get his book out again and finally read it. I know I need to. You all have a great weekend. I plan on it. #3 son is gone out of town til Sunday so that leaves the DH and I some much needed alone time. Mmmhmm! Buh-bye!
- Thursday Jan 12, 2006
Okay, I know I've done really badly this week and I know that isn't really a true weight since I did have salty soup for dinner yesterday and other things, but STILL!! Come on, 1.8 pounds overnight?? And 4 1/2 up from last week?? I don't think I did that badly! So I'm just going to suck it up and go on. Not quitting! I can't. My health would really go in the toilet then. So 8.4 pounds to lose in 2 1/2 weeks, huh! Can't be done! I know. You're probably all shaking your heads and yelling "WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS WOMAN??!!" I don't know. Talk about procrastinating! Why do I sabotage my dreams? Why can't I keep it up? I was doing pretty well before. Okay, no more rant. It's my fault and that's it. Let's move on.
Bowling today. I don't know what else is happening or planned so I'll just take it one minute at a time. I do feel better than yesterday (read my entry) and I know I just have to change my way of life, right? Easy, peasy! You all have a great day. I'll see ya tomorrow!
- Wednesday Jan 11, 2006
BEEP BEEP BEEP *RANT ALERT* I just can't do this, people! I got on the scale this morning---161.6!! Waah! I can't do it! I give up! Who am I kidding? I've been here at the DD for more than 5 years and I haven't done it yet! I guess I'm just supposed to be fat! Okay, I haven't been eating the way I should but, darnit, I'm not exactly pigging out every day. If I don't eat just right, my weight goes up. I'm exercising pretty good, I think, doing as much as my body is able, but it just ain't working. I HATE THIS! Always monitoring every bite I take and worrying if I'm gonna lose enough by a certain time. So today, I'm going on strike! Yep, I'm going to do whatever I want, eat whatever I want! I know, I'll regret it for sure afterward but I've already decided, that's it! Soonie is going on a rampage! DH is gone fishing for the day too, so that always makes me weak on top of every thing else. I can eat without someone watching over me. Man, this really sounds lame even to me. I'm just fed up (could be a pun, heh) Sorry, my friends, don't mean to bring you down. Don't pay attention to me. You all stay strong and do the best ya can, okay? Okay, McD's is calling me for breakfast. Sorry again. Have a good one!
- Tuesday Jan 10, 2006
Thanks, sweetpea1977, for clueing me in on Smart Balance. I'll have to try that when the Brummel and Brown is gone. And I just bought a new one too, darnit!
Well, I'm late today. Had an appointment at the lab early this morning and went from there to the gym for a nice 3 mile walk. Only planned on doing 2 but felt pretty good after that and just kept on going. Also did 36 crunches on the machine. And here it is, 1:15 already. I feel like the day is almost over already, I've done so much so far. Oh, and the food part is going well so far today too. Not so great yesterday.
Yesterday I didn't get to the gym and I'll try to explain why. On Sunday, after DH and I finished bowliing, he talked to the young guy who worked there about my problem lately with bowling, I suck, actually. He mentioned a lady we met last summer there who was helping with the seniors who were bowling while we were there. Anyway, she thought I was a pretty good bowler. We left a message with bowling alley guy for her to give me a call about maybe helping me out with my problem. Something has changed and I can't figure out what it is. Anyway, she called just before I was leaving yesterday for the gym and asked if I could meet her there at 2:30 so I said yes. And I figured I couldn't get to the gym, do my workout, get home, shower, eat lunch and dry my hair all before 2 when I would have to leave for the bowling alley. So I said okay, bowling will be my exercise for the day. And, actually, she did help me a lot and her hubby came with her, they spend a lot of time there, helping people out with their bowling and also help the high school kids too several days a week. And he gave me some good advice too. Anyways, the problem seems to be that I have a limp wrist when I throw the ball and I need a brace for that. She let me borrow hers for awhile and it helped a lot. I was so grateful. Trouble is, the pro shop didn't have one in stock the right size so he had to order one, may be in on Friday. I can't wait to get some practice with it. I luv's me some good bowling, peeps! Did I tell you I had a perfect game once? Brag, brag! Hahaha! My only claim to fame, hah! 1999 and haven't been close since. But I enjoy it. So missing my workout at the gym was worth it to me. And I've sorta made a new friend and learned some new tricks with bowling. Okay, that's the story.
Tomorrow will be the gym and a super workout. Oh, I have to tell you about this itty bitty girl at my gym. I swear, she can't be 5 foot tall and not even weigh a hundred pounds but I see her workout a lot with a trainer doing boxing. And today she was running around the track---backwards!! Wow, I can't even run forwards, haha! BTW, still having some knee pain but didn't need the brace today and I think tomorrow I will do the leg exercises too. We'll see.
Okay, long-winded today. I'm feeling great and doing pretty well, thank goodness. 3 weeks from yesterday we will be in Maui! Whoopee! Wish I was skinnier but not going to let it ruin my fun. I hope you're all doing great. I'll be back later to read entries. See ya tomorrow!
- Monday Jan 09, 2006
*Yawn* So tired this morning! I didn't have a very good night's sleep. Anyways...forgot to weigh this morning and I wasn't going to take my clothes back off so I have a reprieve, sort of. Probably up some anyway. All dressed for the gym but I may just do a short workout. Feel so crappy.
Okay, that's it for me. How's y'all doin'? We were sorely disappointed with the Bengal's game yesterday, darnit. They lost their starting quarterback in their second play with the ball but Kitna was pretty good. They had a great first half but one half does not make a whole game, heh. Too bad. DH was wearing his Bengals helmet most of the time, looking so cute so I took some pics and filmed him cheering them on. Poor guy. Okay, get out there and have a great Monday! See ya tomorrow!
- Sunday Jan 08, 2006
Happy Sunday afternoon!! Just got home awhile ago, we bowled this morning after going to Village Inn for pancakes. Then we stopped at Mom's to move a mattress so she could put a new bed skirt on. She's always buying new comforter sets, heh. And here I am. Not doing as well as I would like with the food lately but I did go to the gym yesterday and walked 3 miles and did some ab work. I'm giving my knees a little rest today, yep, the left one was bothering me yesterday also. But I will be there tomorrow for my usual workout. I figure the bowling is better exercise than nothing. Now I just have to watch the food intake today. At least I had no butter on the pancakes and I use sugar-free syrup. They bring you a huge amount of butter too but I used none of it. And I couldn't finish all the pancakes.
Okay, that's it for today. Weather here is great, warm and sunny. Going to watch some football this afternoon with the DH. Go, Bengals!! Hope you're all having a good one. See ya tomorrow. And remember, you're only a loser if you quit when you're behind. Go, DDer's!
- Saturday Jan 07, 2006
Okay, I'm up a pound from Thursday's weigh-in. To be expected when you cheat a little. Ate chocolate cake, you know, those new Betty Crocker ones that you mix water and microwave. Not worth it though. I only bought it cause I had a coupon for it weeks ago. Oh, well. Back to work. I did get to the gym though and had a good workout. I could do a lot better if I didn't get that queasy stomach feeling though. I think I have some kind of problem there, have had stomach problems for years. Trudging on anyway. Today I'm going to the gym just for cardio and some ab crunches on the machine. May try some of the cardio machines too, who knows? My knee is still acting up and hurt quite a bit last night. Now my right elbow hurts too. I've been really working my arms lately. I keep thinking in 3 weeks or so I will need to get into a bathing suit, eeeek!! Oh, well, I've seen a lot worse in bathing suits!
Okay, DH and #3 son are getting ready to head to the swap meet again today. So I will be alone all day. I must keep busy and away from the fast food places. I've finally realized that McD's breakfast is really not worth it so I won't be going there. Haven't been there in quite awhile. You all take care and have a great weekend! See ya whenever!
- 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!