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Soon2BThin - Saturday Oct 23, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.2

Just plodding along today. At least I did 45 minutes on the treadmill---3 X 15 minutes. Almost 2.25 miles. Eating is okay so far except for the PBJ sammich after lunch. Darn it!! But I'm going to do well for the rest of the day. The weather here is great, about 75 degrees and sunny and clear sky. You'd think I'd be outside doing something. But, no, here I sit. Just got up from a short nap too. Lazy bones. I'm wearing my biggest jeans today and they are kind of tight in the waist. I hope to remedy that by the time I go to Vegas. Yikes, that's only 2 weeks and 2 days from now. Okay, hope you're all continuing to do great. You all inspire me so much. See ya tomorrow, maybe.


Soon2BThin - Friday Oct 22, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.2

I wasn't going to come here today. Having a very bad day. But you know what? I really thought all my bad decisions over first before I made them. Is that progress? I swear, I wavered back and forth this morning and that inner fat lady won out! I kept thinking, do I go to the gym with dirty, messy hair and feel good about doing the exercise or should I just take one more day off, eat what I want and go on from there? The latter won out! I feel very fat and nauseous right now but it's over. I know that it was the wrong decision but I did it and I'm sure now that it's finished and I'm ready to go on. And I mean, I'm going to really hit it hard now. I only have less than 4 more months before the Maui trip and I had vowed that I would lose at least 20 lbs. by then so I would feel good and be able to wear the clothes I want. And I want that so bad! So I'm ready, I can still make it. I did a lot of thinking last night, trying to get to sleep, and I think I've made some headway in why I do this kind of eating when the DH is gone for the day (he's gone fishing with my brother today) It's really silly and I'm not going to let it happen again, okay? I've promised myself. This is rediculous and immature and I'm better than all that!! So I'm officially starting right now. I'm throwing the rest of the chips away in the garbage, don't even want them any more. Just had to get all this off my chest. I'm tired of falling off the wagon. This is the last time. See ya tomorrow!

Becca27 on 10/22/2004:
We all have days like this! Just let it go, and start fresh tomorrow. You've gotten it out of your system for a little while, and are now ready to move on. Keep your eye on the prize and think about how hot you will look 20lbs lighter in a bathing suit! Great thinking on throwing out the chips!!! That's the way to do it! I hope you are feeling better soon.



Soon2BThin - Wednesday Oct 20, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.2

Hooray for me! I did finally end up getting on the treadmill yesterday afternoon! I did 20 minutes at only 2.9mph, rested for about half an hour, then did 20 minutes more. It was plenty enough to make me sweat though. So I was real happy with myself. Eating was good--26 out of 27 points for the day--a little high, but still good.

I've been thinking about doing the "Wendy Plan" with WW. You mix up your points for different amounts each day, like, high one day, low the next, something like that, so it averages out to the amount you would usually use. Hard for me to explain. But they say it shakes up your metabolism more than just having the same amount every day. Any way I may decide to try that next week.

Okay, today is gym day. I'm already dressed for it and ready to hit it. It's only 8:15am here so I still need to eat some breakfast. Another pretty day here--sun is shining, no clouds and going up in the 70's I think. Couldn't ask for much more than that, right? But maybe rain tomorrow. You all go out there and have a productive day, get that exercise and stay strong. See ya tomorrow.

P.S. Forgot to mention--did anyone watch that "The Biggest Loser" last night? Not as good as I'd hoped it would be. I think they are all going about it "unhealthily" and it was just pretty lame. Why the heck did they have a girl who was not as heavy as the rest of them? And what about those 2 guys who also had to give up smoking at the same time? And the amounts some of them lost in only one week!! But, if there's nothing else good on at that time, I just might end up watching it anyway (couch potato!) Okay, just had to get that off my chest!

graindart on 10/20/2004:
Yep, I watched "The Biggest Loser". I found it entertaining, which is why it's on TV. I'm sure the producers of the show don't care in the least how "healthy" the methods are, as long as none of the contestants get hurt / die. I'm also sure that there are plenty of people that only respond to that type of "motivation". The amounts that some of them lost were insane. It'll be interesting to see what the 2nd week brings. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few of the contestants with large losses in week 1 actually gain back a few lbs.

I've only started watching what I'm eating and haven't wanted to start exercising at all. After watching the show, I'm actually considering starting sometype of exercise program again. Your 40 minutes on the treadmill today is probably more exercise than I've done in the past couple of weeks combined, congratulations!



Soon2BThin - Tuesday Oct 19, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.2

Lazy, lazy, lazy!! I am so lazy this morning! I had planned on getting up at 7:30 and doing 15 minutes on the treadmill, then resting and eating breakfast, and then, later, getting in another 15 or so. But I just kept hitting the snooze button and here I am, 8:20am, and I haven't done a thing! Well, except for brushing my teeth and getting dressed. I know, I know, I could do some exercise some time today but I'm thinking I'll just take one more day off, subject to change. Then tomorrow is gym day so I can really start then. If that happens, at least I will be ahead of last week. I didn't start exercising then until Friday! So I will just eat right today and try to keep busy.

I was thinking about the Sugar Buster's diet last night (GeeVee) and I do still have the book from the library but haven't even cracked it yet and it's due back tomorrow. I was thinking "why haven't I checked that out yet?" I've come to the conclusion that I just don't want to start something that I just might fail. I don't think I can give up the foods I would have to give up and that's pretty lame, huh? I mean, I've tried Atkins so many times, only to fail. By the 3rd or 4th day of that, I always felt very tired and nauseous. And I gave up. And I hate failing! Well, anyway, I found out my sis has the book so I will just get it from her---one of these days. I know I eat too many carbs and that's not good for a diabetic. So something has to change.

Okay, the weather here is real pretty today, no clouds, clear, blue sky, and probably only going up to about 80 degrees. I just love it when we can keep the doors and windows open all day. I hope you're enjoying nice weather where ever you are. Have a great day today!

Becca27 on 10/19/2004:
We all have days like yours. Atkins made me ill after a few days, too. I quickly came to the conclusion that there is something seriously wrong with any diet that doesn't allow me to have fruit and whole grains. I think that WW is an excellent program. It supports the idea of "everything in moderation" and "portion control". No matter what else I try, I always go back to it.


geevee on 10/19/2004:
I eat loads of carbs but the secret to that is, eating the right ones! I don't find that I deny myself anything on Sugar Busters'. Substitute wheat and other whole grain breads for white. Sweet potatoes instead of white. Brown and other gourmet rice blends instead of white rice. Go easy on the carrots and parsnips. No beer.That's basically it.I think it's very simple and easy to follow. Be sure and read the book because it explains all about sugar spikes, the value of fiber, etc. My last sugar reading was 47. Now you tell me if you think you could manage it.


geevee on 10/19/2004:
PS - I forgot. Substitute whole wheat pasta (Creamette brand for one made in Canada) for regular pasta. I've learned to prefer it. It's heartier. It's more expensive, but considering that your health is at stake, it's not that high. Now you go girl! DON'T mess around with diabetes! I know what my mother went through! You can get your sugar until control with this diet. At least I did but I was paranoid in following the rules. I couldn't put up with daily injections. Not for me.



Soon2BThin - Monday Oct 18, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.2

Oh, wow, you mean I worked all week to lose 2 tenths of a pound?!! NOT!! Guess if I HAD worked ALL week, I might have done a lot better. The thing is, I sneaked a peek on Friday morning, and I weighed 164.2 then, so, actually, I lost 3 pounds in the last 3 days, heh! I know, doesn't count! If I could just string 7 good days in a row, I know things would get a lot better. Funny thing is, my big tubby feels just a little smaller today. And since I'm really liking that feeling, so far I haven't screwed up too badly---just a donut from Super WalMart this morning when I did my shopping. Oh, and I changed my mind about going to the gym today too---trying to get up early, shop for over an hour and then, try to go to the gym was just too much for my tired body to handle!! I really wanted to go but, lately, I'm just too wiped out to manage much. Yesterday, I did 30 minutes on the treadmill and just about died!! I'm not exaggerating! I'm thinking there really IS something wrong with me and maybe will find out from the next test I have, where they inject you with something and then take pictures of your heart and arteries. I just get so out of breath doing the smallest things that exercise really wipes me out! And I'm no spring chicken, ya know! I think I will try dividing the exercise up with just 15 minutes at a time tomorrow. And I'm having blood sugar problems again. The Avandamet I take was helping but now it's not doing so good. I know, I know, not helping to eat a donut this morning, right? But things like that have been getting few and far between lately so I am improving. DH was gone all day yesterday, watching football with bil and family, and I never left the house for that drive-thru at all. That's a big improvement for me! So I may not be perfect yet but I'm getting there week by week.

Okay, good news! I'm going to Vegas with Mom in 3 weeks! We're staying 4 nights. Something to look forward to. I debated whether to go or not since this usually means the end of the good Soonie. But I'm going to do my best to eat right in the mean time and stay with it as much as I can while there. So we'll see.

Okay, I've gone on long enough, time for lunch and my soap! I know there was something else I wanted to say but just can't think of it. Hope you've had a great day and have a good one tomorrow. I'm still in this thing and will NEVER give up! See ya tomorrow!


Soon2BThin - Saturday Oct 16, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.4

Not much to say today, boring life here. I did finally get my van back though so I can get out now. But I'm not going to McD's, oh, no! Even though DH is gone to my brother's place this morning--my cue to go buy some junk food for breakfast--I know that if I do that, I won't show a loss on the Monday morning weigh in. So I am improving somewhat. I haven't been to my favorite fast food places for quite awhile now. And it's getting to be more of a habit to question whether I want to eat certain things or lose weight, ya know? Although a few times this week I mindlessly grabbed a pbj sammich or two. Yesterday I did very well---exercise, plenty of water, no eating after 7pm and I only ate 17 points of my 22-27 points allowed (20-25 points with 2 points for exercise) WW tells you not to go below that lower number but I will not be doing this every day. I so want to see a nice loss on Monday! Oh, and I've done my 40 minutes on the treadmill this morning.

Afghan update: I've finished 101 rows out of 163 plus the edging so I'm doing pretty well on that. I should be able to have it finished in plenty of time for Christmas. And it's really pretty! Keeps me from eating while watching TV too!

Okay, time to get the day started! Hope you're having a good weekend so far. Keep up the good work. We CAN do this!

geevee on 10/16/2004:
Fast food is my downfall. Before DD's I was eating lunch at one every single day; just a sandwich, no fries or soda but water and I just kept packing on the pounds. I've been to Checkers ONCE in 13 months, and it was delicious! I loved it! It's a choice you have to make: enjoy that sandwich and/or fries and gain weight, or stay away and make a good choice so you can lose. It's a no-brainer, right? (Oh! How I LOVE Checker's fries!)



Soon2BThin - Friday Oct 15, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.4

Happy Friday! I've been gone a few days but I'm back! I've been slipping on the exercise and the food hasn't been really good either. Tuesday DH took my van to the dealer's to have some minor work done on it so I've been without a car for the past 3 days, it feels more like 3 weeks! So I've been stuck at home and no gym on Wednesday. Or today I guess either. We may get it back today, I hope. I hate being stuck. I'm spoiled, I guess. So I haven't been eating well but at least, I haven't been going anywhere to buy junk food, haha! And the last 3 mornings I have set my alarm for 6:30am, shut it off, went to the bathroom and went right back to bed!! So no exercise. Until today. I just finished doing 2 miles on the treadmill, 40 minutes. Not that great but I did push myself to do that much. My left knee has started hurting lately, ever since I did that stress test last week. So I think I'll buy a brace today if I can get out. It stops hurting about 10 minutes after I start walking. Then my ankle started hurting but I worked that out too! Sheesh!! The old body is falling apart, haha!

BIL and Sis got back from Canada on Wednesday night and he's doing really well. Never even had to take anything for pain ever since the surgery! And, boy, does he have a big incision on his head, a big U shape of stitches on the side of his head. But he's feeling really well and seems to be his old self. He'll start chemo and radiation as soon as they get it set up. They really liked Canada too.

Okay, no gym today without my car. So I already did the walking. Now to shower and have brekky. I hope you're all doing great. Have a nice weekend! Stay strong and hang in there!

Becca27 on 10/15/2004:
You may need to stay off it and give it a chance to heal. When you go to the gym, use the ellipticals - they're much friendlier on the knees than the treadmill. Have a great weekend.



Soon2BThin - Monday Oct 11, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.4

I think my scale is stuck!! Well, at least, it's not a gain! But it seems kind of funny to me that it says the exact same thing as last week. Spooky scale! And I know I didn't work as hard as I should have. I had 4 days in row of no exercise and only 2 very good days of eating. So one darn wasted week. I've only got 4 months until we go to Maui, I must get busy!

Okay, today is gym day. I'll just have to be careful of my eyebrows. And they still look a little strange since it's only been 5 days since I had them done. So today should be a good day. You all stay strong and I will too. Have a nice Monday! Oh, almost forgot, Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadians!

geevee on 10/11/2004:
At least you didn't gain any weight. I do when I don't exercise. When my knee was acting up and swollen over a month ago I gained 4 lbs. just like that and was really upset! It had nothing at all to do with my eating which was the same. Burning up those calories everyday really helps control my weight.


Becca27 on 10/11/2004:
I have found that if I want to see losses on the scale, I need to be extremely consistent on the food front. When I want to feel good about how my clothes fit, I need to be extremely consistent about going to the gym. Does that make sense? I'm ready to chuck my scale out the window.



Soon2BThin - Sunday Oct 10, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.4

Good morning! It's Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, the 284th day of the year with 82 days left in 2004. Are you ready? The year sure has gone fast, hasn't it?

I had to FORCE myself to get up this morning at 7 and talk myself into doing my walk. But I did it! Only 35 minutes again at 3.0 but it kicked my butt! After 25 minutes I'm ready to quit! And for the first 5 minutes my knee hurts but then it goes away. I think it hurts from that stress test I had last Wednesday, walking fast at an incline. So anyway, I did it! Tomorrow is weigh day and I think that thought is what keeps me at it. Yesterday was a perfect day---ate within my points, drank plenty of water and exercised. Going to do the same today.

Okay, gotta go shower. I'll see ya tomorrow. Have a great day!


Soon2BThin - Saturday Oct 09, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.4

Good morning!! It's almost 8:30am here and I just finished doing 35 minutes on the treadmill! Yay, me! It's about time I got up off my @#$% and got busy again! I just had to be careful of not wiping my eyebrows when I sweated(?) (see previous entries for explanation). At least it's a start. Yesterday was a terrible diet day. It started with breakfast and I just couldn't stop eating. At least I didn't go out and buy junk food but I ate wayyyy too much anyway. I think it was that thing where if you really want something, you should have it and then stop. There must have been something I really wanted but didn't get and all the other stuff I ate I was trying to make up for it. Does this make sense? Oh, well, new day, different story! Only 2 days til weigh day and I don't think it's going to be a good one. Why can't I just do this? So many mistakes sometimes I wonder...... Well, I'm not going to give up, I just can't!!

Okay, I hope you all hang in there over the weekend. I'm sure going to try. See ya tomorrow!

skinnyjill on 10/09/2004:
Tomorrow's a new day. We're not going to win EVERY battle, but as long as you know you'll win the WAR you'll be able to approach the next day with a little more strength.

We're all in this weight war together. Rely on your allies!



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