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Soon2BThin - Monday Nov 08, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 164.0

Hi! Just a short one to put in my new weight and say good-bye for the week. I'm leaving for Vegas in 3 hours. Be back Friday. My weight is up, no surprise. I had a really bad week. It could have been worse. Okay, gotta go. Have a good week, y'all!

TheMother on 11/08/2004:
Have a WONDERFUL trip! Be sure to come back here to let us know how your vacation was and how you're doing!

Take care,

TM


legcramps on 11/08/2004:
Have a great time!



Soon2BThin - Thursday Nov 04, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.0

Well, as you may have guessed, I'm really struggling right now---again! It is always like this when I have some little vacation coming up, or the holidays or something. (BTW, MommaJ, we are staying downtown at the Golden Nugget. I can't wait!) I know I need to fight it and I'm trying. Take yesterday, the only exercise I had was bowling 2 games with bil and sis and DH. Fun though. But I ate the best pancakes in the world at Village Inn for breakfast and had dinner at happy hour at Macayo's. Skipped lunch completely and you know I never miss a meal, hah! But the scale said I was down 1 pound from yesterday but yesterday I was up 2.2 from Monday!! At least I'm hanging in there and not gaining a lot. I guess this is what maintaining is like. Maybe my body is happy here at this weight but I'm NOT! And I feel the time running out for our Maui trip in Feb. I so want to be at least back down to 150. You wouldn't believe all the clothes I have that are too small right now. I did a lot of shopping back when I had lost the weight.

So that's how things are with me. How are y'all doing?

skinnyjill on 11/04/2004:
WOW Maui. That sounds so nice. I'm sure you'll reach your goal by then. Just take it one day at a time. THink of each day as a battle. You're not going to win every single battle. Just keep up a good strategy and you'll have more won battles than lost, and you'll win the war!


TheMother on 11/04/2004:
Believe me, you're not the only one struggling! I've been on a plateau for the past MONTH and I'm nowhere near goal. Is it possible that your body is trying to tell you that it's comfortable at the weight you are? I don't know how tall you are but if you keep staying at the same weight, maybe that is where you should be. Numbers can be deceiving. I think it's more important to focus on how you feel physically and if you're happy wearing size 14's or whatever size you're wearing. It's not to say you should go back to the old ways because we all know what happens when we do that. Maybe you should try to maintain for a while. Then, after a few months, work to get those extra pounds off. I don't know - I'm not an authority by any means but it's just a thought.

Have a GREAT day....

TM


legcramps on 11/04/2004:
I'm doing okay, thanks for asking!

Don't get too discouraged. This weightloss thing is a day-to-day battle, and we've all been where you are at least 50 times in our lives too! The best part about this is that you know it and you're willing to take steps in turning yourself around and starting over! That's great to know, just keep it up and stay strong. Have a great weekend!


Bandmom on 11/06/2004:
Hi! I miss you! I'm back!!!!hugs and smiles. Bandmom



Soon2BThin - Monday Nov 01, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.0

Well, all that hard work this week and this is the results I get?!! Kind of disappointing! To say the least! Well, I was down to 162.6 yesterday and was doing well until the afternoon, where I just started eating all kinds of stuff. Nothing really junky, just too much. Thus the little gain from yesterday. We bowled 4 games yesterday so I called that my exercise. I even broke a sweat. And it was fun.

So today I'm taking a day off, no exercise and I may just eat some things I want. But I do have a lot to do so I will be too busy to do much damage, I think. Today is the DH's birthday. He's going out to lunch at Hooters with his friends.

Okay, have a great day even though it's Monday, heh. One more week to Las Vegas, bay-bee. See ya tomorrow!

BellaK on 11/01/2004:
Vegas? I'm jealous! How fun! Anyway, don't be discouraged by the numbers. You culd be retaining water, etc. Have a great day! :) Bella


MommaJ on 11/01/2004:
I think bowling is a great butt workout. Every time I go my butt muscles are sore, so it must do something!! Lucky you - you're going to Vegas. My parents are there right now....my mom wanted to see Celine Dion. I went to Vegas seven years ago on my honeymoon....had sooo much fun. Have you been there before? Where are you staying? We stayed at the Flamingo Hilton in the honeymoon suite which was fabulous! Have a great day :)



Soon2BThin - Sunday Oct 31, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.6

Good morning! I didn't get here yesterday, couldn't get on the net. #3 son had his computer off and we can't use the internet unless his is on. And he slept til 1:00pm and I didn't want to wake him up. Okay, I completed the 7-day mini-challenge I'd set for myself. 7 days of exercise and eating right--done! And ya know, I think I can do it some more!! And I'm looking forward to going to the gym tomorrow! I love working the muscles on those machines. So today I will continue the challenge. Although my exercise today may just be bowling. I'm going bowling this morning with #3 son, DH and my brother. Should be fun. And only $.99 a game.

Well, Friday was a good day. After I finished with the heart test I went to Denny's for breakfast and only ate one egg with 1 1/2 pieces of wheat toast and hot tea. And then I went to Bally's for my 80 minutes workout. It was too far to go home to eat and then go back to Bally's. Yesterday I did 35 minutes on the treadmill and added in 3 little hills. For me, that's good, since before I was splitting up the walking time. But I haven't weighed myself yet to see if it's doing any good. Tomorrow is weigh day. So today should be another good day.

Okay, gotta go get dressed and eat breakfast. It's only 8am here. And we don't change our clocks here. So happy changing-of-all-the-clocks to you all!! And Happy Halloween!! See ya tomorrow!

bECCA27 on 10/31/2004:
Great job on the mini-challenge. I'm about to venture on my own starting tomorrow. It does get addicting - keep up the great work.


BKMuush on 10/31/2004:
Gosh your workouts sound great! How inspiring for me!!

Great job at Denny's - those types of places are always challenging for me!



Soon2BThin - Friday Oct 29, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.6

Hi! In a hurry this morning. I'm going for a heart test, the one where they inject you with something so they can take pics of your heart and arteries. My app. is for 7:40 so I have to leave in about 10 minutes. It will take 2 to 3 hours. No brekky and NO WATER!! I'm sooo thirsty! Anyways, after that I'm planning on going to the gym. I've got my gym clothes and everything with me. I'll have to eat breakfast somehow in between there. I'm taking a snack bar but I may stop some place for brekky, who knows? Yesterday was very good, 23 out of the 23 to 28 points I could have had. And I did 30 minutes treadmill, rested for 15 and then did 20 minutes more!! And my scale said the same thing as yesterday!! What the heck?!! Oh, well, one of these days it will change. Right?

Okay, have a good Friday. Be good and stay strong. I'll see ya tomorrow!

skinnyjill on 10/29/2004:
I hope your tests go well!



Soon2BThin - Thursday Oct 28, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.6

Good morning! Same old thing here. Yesterday was another good day. Went to the gym for 70 minutes of working out and ate 24 of 24 to 29 points allowance. But when I got on the scale this morning I had a small gain from yesterday's. Not to worry! I expected it just because I had dropped the last few days so was due for an up day for no good reason. That's just how the scale treats us, keeps us in line, I guess. I don't have anything really planned for today. Must get the exercise in some time today and I need to go to the library to pick up a book. That's about all. But I must find things to keep me busy and out of the pantry. Hope you all have a great day. See ya tomorrow.

legcramps on 10/28/2004:
Great job on the exercise! Those scale fluctuations can be very frustrating, can't they? Sometimes it's for no good reason, and that makes it even harder for me to handle. Just remember that eventually it's going to HAVE to come back down again! Have a great day today!



Soon2BThin - Wednesday Oct 27, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.6

Hello, hello! Things are moving right along here. I've been getting on the scale every day this week and it's looking good so far. But I'm not changing it here until Monday. Yesterday was very good again. 3 days down and 4 to go. I only ate 20 points of the 22 to 27 I could have had and I did 2 X 15 minutes on the treadmill. I would have done more but my poor legs were soooo tired and sore. I spent 1 1/2 hours at the second hand store looking around yesterday and my legs and feet were really feeling it. That's besides the hour I spent shopping at Super WalMart. So I gave myself a little break. It was still enough to make me sweat and get tired so it's all good. And I did buy 4 shirts at the second hand store. They only bought 8 of the ones I took there. I tell ya, some of the crap that you see there that they bought off other people and then they don't buy all of my good stuff. Go figure! Oh, well, I'll take it to one of the other stores and they may buy more from me. There are 2 other stores not far from me and I did that before and only ended up with one shirt no one wanted out of the 16 that I had. Pretty good. And I use the credit to buy stuff for me. I almost always find something there I like but you really have to look through a lot of junk. I found a black shirt with pretty silver sequins all over last year for only 12.99, I think it was. I only wear it when I go to Vegas though, haha! And I've bought bunches of other stuff there. No wonder I have a closet full of clothes. Oh, well, it's fun and keeps me busy and away from the food. I was really hungry by the time I finished shopping and really wanted to stop somewhere for fast food, but I didn't. Not worth it. I've GOTTA lose this weight. I sure don't want to go on vacation in Maui in February and still be fat!! No way! But like I said, so far, so good. And I'm feeling great!! And I haven't been taking any naps the last 3 days either. Keeping busy, that's what really helps.

Okay, I'm rambling here. Today is gym day and I'm looking forward to it, believe it or not. I know there are going to be bad days, when I'm bored with this kind of eating and I'll want to cheat really bad and I won't want to exercise. But I have to keep that goal in mind and be strong. Oh, did you see "The Biggest Loser" last night? I kept wondering, as they weighed in, why someone didn't tell them they didn't lose as much this week because probably they were gaining muscle since they worked out so hard, and everybody knows, muscle weighs more than fat. That poor guy who gained 3 pounds, I felt so sorry for him but they should have told him that. Naturally they will eliminate the ones who weigh the least first. I don't understand why they didn't start with people who weigh about the same. Certainly they could have found them, I'm sure. And I don't think they have mentioned the 2 guys who had to give up smoking too. That would be really hard. It's really kind of a silly show but there's nothing else on that I like to watch.

Well, enough already! It's almost time for brekky and later, about 10:00 or so, I will head out for the gym (Bally's, I have a lifetime membership, whoopee!) I already have my exercise clothes on. I did read all the entries yesterday but didn't comment much. You guys are the best!! I love you all. I'm so glad I found this site 4 years ago. The best site and the best people!! So go out there and have a great day!

TheMother on 10/27/2004:
I can tell you're in great spirits today. Good for you!!!!! It's amazing that when we're following our plan whatever it may be, we seem to be in better spirits (at least I am). Losing weight has so many benefits - not just the physical. I know when I'm on program and the scale is moving in the right direction, I'm more tolerant of other things/people around me. The little things don't bother me as much. It just puts me in a better frame of mind. Enjoy your workout at the gym.

Hae a GREAT Wednesday!

TM


TheMother on 10/27/2004:
I can tell you're in great spirits today. Good for you!!!!! It's amazing that when we're following our plan whatever it may be, we seem to be in better spirits (at least I am). Losing weight has so many benefits - not just the physical. I know when I'm on program and the scale is moving in the right direction, I'm more tolerant of other things/people around me. The little things don't bother me as much. It just puts me in a better frame of mind. Enjoy your workout at the gym.

Hae a GREAT Wednesday!

TM



Soon2BThin - Tuesday Oct 26, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.6

Good morning, everyone!! What a great morning! The sun is shining, the air is cool and I'm feeling lots better than yesterday morning! After I went to the gym yesterday, I felt great!! Funny how that exercise can really change your mood! I spent 80 minutes working out! Sorry about the rant yesterday. So far this morning I got up at 6:30 and headed out to Super WalMart--again. And no donuts found their way into my cart! All good things-- lots of fruit and salad makings. Oh, and I did very well yesterday--21 points out of 24 to 29 with my exercise points. And I was active all day. I even did a little sorting out in my closet, way over due.

Okay, today would ordinarily be a challenge--the DH has gone fishing again and you know how when I'm alone I tend to cheat, cheat, cheat really bad. With food, I mean, heh. But not today. I have the day all planned out--WalMart this morning (already done) and sometime after breakfast I'm heading out to the second hand store with some of the clothes I got out of my closet yesterday and, of course, I will look around there to see what they have new. And then I plan on going to vote early. I heard there is a place right in that shopping center where I can vote early. Get it done before the crowds and long lines. Then this afternoon I will get on the treadmill, hopefully I will do 40 minutes. That's the plan. And I have lots of good fruit and salad stuff for eating. So that's it. How's your day going? Take care and stay strong. See ya tomorrow!

TheMother on 10/26/2004:
Sounds like a very good plan of action. It's good to keep busy but also have some time for yourself - a nice balance. So you're into the consignment thing. I was going to do that when I cleaned my closets this past weekend but I was so tired and I just wanted to get rid of the stuff, so I brought it to the Goodwill bins at CVS. A smaller bag went out in the garbage - they were too yucky to donate (makes me wonder why I kept them in the first place). I love SuperWalmart!!!! Unfortunately, we don't have them in NJ but there is one in PA so when we go to the Poconos, I stop in there. My brother has them in VA and when I visit him, I stock up. The prices are somewhat less than what I pay in NJ.

Have a GREAT day and hang in there...

TM



Soon2BThin - Monday Oct 25, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.6

You'd think I'd get tired of the weight going up and down, wouldn't ya? Well, this week it's going down, bay-bee! And yet, every morning I wake up with that question in my head---should I stay good or should I just chuck it for today and pig out? Now you'd think that's not much of a question, a no-brainer. Of course, I NEED to stay good and, after all, I did vow, right here on the DD, that I would have 7 good days of eating and exercising this week (see the weekend entries, if you didn't) I mean, I'm just thinking, ya know? One day down and already I'M BORED!! The only thing I have planned for today is going to the gym. And, why, you may ask, is that the only thing I have planned?? Well, it does take most of my day right there. I get up, get dressed for the gym, do a little house work, make my entry here, eat breakfast, go to the gym, work out for anywhere between one hour and an hour and a half, drive home, take a shower and eat lunch. By now it's the middle of the afternoon and I'm ready to take a nap! Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. The rest of the day is watching TV, making dinner and waiting for my hair to dry. Exciting, no? WHINE, WHINE!! My own fault, I know. I should find something to really do with my life. No job, kids are grown, there are plenty of work things to do around here but usually, I'm just not in the mood to do them. GET A LIFE!! you say! My whole life revolves around dieting, exercise and am I losing weight today! Okay, end of rant! Pitiful, ain't it?

Becca27 on 10/25/2004:
We all have days/times like this. I feel blah today too. Instead of going to the gym I decided to read journals. - Yikes!


geevee on 10/25/2004:
Maybe 7 days is too big a goal at this point. Why don't you try for 3 days? Pigging out should not be part of your current vocabulary. Try the Volumetrics idea for a couple of days and really fill up on vegetables. I did it for two days, having 5 veg. a day and just reached my new low doing it. No veggies today; seafood instead. Also, immerse yourself in a good book. When ever I do I get so involved in the story that I don't think about food.

There are three ideas to consider to counter the rut you're in.


legcramps on 10/25/2004:
No, not pitiful, i'd say more like real!! I get up in the morning, do some housework, eat breakfast, go to work, eat lunch, work some more, then by the time I finally get home all I feel like doing is sleeping! So, you're definitely not alone. Most of the time I get really caught up with laundry or cleaning, or cooking dinner that I forget about being tired until 8 or 9pm, when I usually end up crashing. I'd say something like picking up a new hobby or finding something creative to do with the rest of your day, but if you're anything like me - picking up one more thing to do just means one more thing that isn't going to get done! Why don't you try making yourself a list of what you want to accomplish each day - example: today I want to do all my laundry, fold it all and put it all away. Or, today I want to make my christmas lists and start looking at recipes for christmas dinner, etc... It's a great feeling of accomplishment when you actually are able to swipe something off that list. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I made a list, but most often once i've written it down it's easier to remember to do it!

Good luck today and stay strong!


TheMother on 10/25/2004:
My suggestion is to look into either volunteer work or a part-time job. There are so many benefits to volunteering and/or working. Just the social aspects alone are a plus not to mention being out of the house and away from food. It would make your day so much faster, you'd feel productive and that would make you feel better, mentally and physically. I was home for 1 1/2 years after having worked in a corporate office for 17.5 years. At first I thought I would be bored out of my mind and how would I spend my time, doing what with whom. After a while, although it was nice being home, I knew I was happiest being busy and having a job (outside of the home). I went back to work 1 1/2 years ago and things have been going great. I'm fortunate to have a wonderful boss which makes all the difference in the world, I like what I do plus the $$$$$ isn't too shabby either.

Have a good day today. We're all pulling for you!!!!

TM



Soon2BThin - Sunday Oct 24, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.2

Good Sunday morning, everyone! How's it going so far? I hope you're all having a good weekend. I've decided to challenge myself this week---7 days in a row of exercise and eating right. Think I can do it? I'm determined and, since I've announced it here, I really have to follow through. You all keep me honest, okay? I know that just thinking of having to report back here every day will help me make that challenge. Thanks for being there, people.

Yesterday was a bad day but at least I exercised quite a bit---3 X 15 minutes on the treadmill. I rested a little in between. But the eating was not good. And tomorrow is weigh day. And I don't expect any loss. In fact, I sneaked a peek this morning at the scale and it wasn't good. So it looks like I'm starting over--again!

Well, so far today--it's only 10:10am--I'm dressed for my workout and I've had breakfast. I'm doing the treadmill again. And today will be a good eating day, I swear. You've heard it here! Okay, time to take my Metamucil, I'm old, ya know. So I'll see ya tomorrow to report in. Love you all!


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