- 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!
- 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.