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greengirl - Wednesday Jan 02, 2008
(self indulgence)
Weight: 180.0

I am struggling with my ISP, my internet keeps fluctuating. I wonder if it is anything to do with people getting new computers at christmas, and just getting the internet sorted?? I am going really slow with opening the diaries so I'm stopping trying and going straight to my own. If I havent commented on your entry please accept my apologies.

Well I have started my new regimen on New Years Day, I am doing ok so far. Kept under 1500 cals yesterday and just over 1600 today (first day back at work). Managed 6 glasses of water yesterday, only 4 water today but several cups of tea and coffee (which, according to new research can be counted, I took the extra cals into account too). Exercise yesterday was 45 mins on the treadmill, did nearly 3 miles including getting up to speed, and a slowdown at the end. Today I did 20 minutes on my glider thingy machine before I went to work (did it at 7am!!). I am determined to do that every day, as I am tired when I am getting home at 6.30pm and can easily put off the execise. I will do the treadmill on Saturday and Sunday, and any days I am not in work.

I will be updating my weight weekly, as I used to when I was losing weight regularly. I think I will be doing it on Monday, seems a good day, being at the start of the week and everything !! Good luck to us all. Keep the faith, people :)

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 30 lbs to go!

Contessa on 01/02/2008:
Good for you for starting on January 1st! Seems like you're off to a good start.

Weighlon on 01/02/2008:
Wow, you are over half way to your goal. Allright, here I sit on my big tush after work and you're out there exercising. OK, I've got to do it. Keep it up and keep me going.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/02/2008:
I'm having issues with opening DD also on the internet. I think its the actual DD server that's the problem. I remember the webmaster discussing that awhile back!

dearerdiarist on 01/02/2008:
Sorry about the ISP headache. I have the exact opposite thing going.... Got a really great super fast upgrade from my pathetic dial-up program. Now I don't know how I am going to find the time to do my nails and do the wash because there is zero wait time :) You know I have a piece of exercise equipment that I call a glider thingy deal. It is like Tony Little's "Gazelle", but it has a lot of hydrolic tension things to change up. Is that similar to yours? I do not have a treadmill, but I put on a walking tape when I am "gliding" for the pace. My best speed and strength and distance is when I use it while watching "Dancing with the Stars". Some of those numbers are just buzz saw fast. University Librarian? My idea of a DREAM job. I am envious. That doesn't sound very friendly, does it? What I mean perhaps is that I am happy for you. Will be looking for you here tomorrow. Keep up that determination.

maria777 on 01/02/2008:
Greengirl, I, too, have gained weight but not as brave as you to announce the number (hoping I can quickly get back to where I was recently)...anyway, the thing about you is you are VERY CONSISTANT and your number will probably be coming down real quickly, especially with your plan for 1500 to 1600 cals and exercising 5 times a week.

workingit2 on 01/03/2008:
That is a great job on the 3 miles in 45 minutes! Way to go!

biscottibody59 on 01/03/2008:
Good going!

Have a good evening!

mcwoo40 on 01/03/2008:
Hiya Anne i could'nt get on here one day last week.I'm with tiscali and my BIL has trouble with them too.I was thinking of changing to sky,but it works out expensive with set up fees etc.Hope them students are'nt working you too hard makes the time go quicker though.Stick at it,Julie

greengirl - Monday Dec 31, 2007
(self indulgence)
Weight: 180.0

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." -- Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Its midnight here in 2 mins . I'm going out to watch fireworks. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 30 lbs to go!

Moody2 on 12/31/2007:
Happy New Years!!!

Loved the quote..gonna remember that one!~

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/31/2007:
Haha!!! Your New Year has passed and here we still have 3.5 more hours! It's funny how that works! Yup, a new year. I feel so calm and happy! Don't you!? You certainly have had some good entries as of late. There's nothing better than a happy beginning to a positive year ahead.

kyrin on 12/31/2007:
Happy New Year!!

maria777 on 01/01/2008:
Happy New Year to you, too, Greengirl!

borntocry on 01/02/2008:
Happy New Year!

mcwoo40 on 01/02/2008:
Hiya,hope you had a great new year celebration,here's to a thinner 2008.take care,julie

greengirl - Sunday Dec 30, 2007
(self indulgence)
Weight: 180.0

Hey, dear friends at DD.

This is likely to be my last entry before the New Year and I find I have been dwelling on the past year, as one is apt to do at this time of year. The first half of my year was full of optimism and achievement, the second with more of a struggle.

In the early hours of this morning I read through a lot of my DD for last year, and I am amazed at just how supportive and helpful you all have been. I wish I had listened and acted on more of the advice I was given. One piece of advice in particular struck me with some force , and I wish I had taken it at the time. It was at the time I decided to weigh myself less often, as I thought that I was getting a bit obsessed by the numbers. Biscottibody told me to stick with what had worked for me in the past when I was getting results. I wish I had listened to you then, and kept it up, Biscotti . I dont think I would have backtracked to the same extent as I have now.

Anyway, it is behind me now and I am looking forward to the coming year with more optimism, and enthuisiasm than I have felt for a while.

I'd like to wish you all the best for the coming New Year. Lets hope that we are all successful in the future. Love to you all :o)

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 30 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2007:
I am glad you learned from the past. I bet you will weight yourself more frequently in the New Year! Sometimes our minds play tricks on us and we end up doing things that we think are helpful when we really need to do the opposite. Life's all a learning experience!

Donkey on 12/31/2007:
Here, here! Well said, Greengirl!

hollybelle on 12/31/2007:
Hi Greengirl! Yes, we definitely need somethign to believe in and my faith is getting stronger and stronger. That is something I wanted to work on in 2007 and want to continue in 2008. Faith without Action, however, is not very effective.....I am glad you are feling more positive. I say let's put the last few months behind us and go forth and conquer. I can relate to the feeling of dissatisfaction you expressed and feeling selfish about that, even. I think some it has to do with being at a time of life where we are almost empty nesters, but not quite and not knowing what I want to do for the rest of my life. I can relate it to that time in early adulthood where I didn't know where I was headed or how I was going to get there. I don't know if that situation is similar to yours or not, but as I find myself wondering, I also stop and realize that none of us really knows what will happend tomorrow, but we must walk on in faith (there's that word again) or get stuck where we are. I'll get off here now, before I get too philosophical! Happy New Year dear lady!

biscottibody59 on 12/31/2007:
Greengirlie--> Happy New Year!

I'll be here with bells on--haha!

greengirl - Saturday Dec 29, 2007
(self indulgence)
Weight: 180.0

Oh well, here�s the bad news and the good news from me. My final (and very disappointing) weight for 2007 is 180lb.It shouldn�t be a surprise to me cos Ive been eating like a pig. This time last year (Christmas week) I was 200.5 lb so I�m still 20lb lighter than then, but disappointing compared to July when I had reached 162lb. I was so close to reaching the 150s that I could almost taste them ! I had been so good about the healthy eating for the twelve months up to July but I always seemed to have something substantial to aim for. After last Christmas I was aiming to get fit to take part in the Charity 5km that I did in June. After that the incentive was to look good for the two little holidays that I had planned in July. That was where everything started to go wrong. I overindulged during my holidays and never seemed to get my act back together properly after that. I had a few moments when I put in the effort, but a lot more when I didn�t bother! It didn�t help that, at about that time, I was getting a lot of comments about how well I was looking, but also a few people saying that my face was starting to look a little gaunt because of the weightloss.

Anyway, the good news is that I seem to have my optimism back. I want to get healthier again, and I want it now. For January I am going to get back to basics, much as I did last year. Healthy eating, whilst keeping down to about 1500/1600 cals, at least 30 mins exercise 5 times a week minimum, and I am already planning to do the 5km race in June again, but this time I want to run/jog it, instead of the fast walk that I did last year. That�s what I need, something positive to aim for!! Also, despite the latest research, I am still aiming for at least 2 litres of plain water a day. I hope you will all join me in this enterprise of getting as fit as possible this coming new year.


Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 30 lbs to go!

workingit2 on 12/29/2007:
It is nice to be in this TOGETHER! I'll update my final 2007 weight the morning of the 31st. I know it is going to be well over my starting weight for this year, but hey..at least we know what to do and know we CAN do it, right? YAY!

mcwoo40 on 12/30/2007:
Hiya Anne,I will join you in the weightloss journey of 2008 hoping it's going to be a smooth ride for us.Hey i was indulging in some mint vienetta ice cream yesterday we know what's good for us don't we!!,but not the vodka,I've had lager shandy and lambrusco over christmas it gave me a headache.There is a full chocolate brownie cake dessert in the fridge that hopefully is going to get eaten soon as if i get a weak moment it could be disaster!!Right come on lets get fighting fit,have a great day,Julie

Donkey on 12/30/2007:
LOL! I love what it says up by your name, for your diet plan, "self indulgence". You have a wicked sense of humor! Unfortunately, I can totally relate. The past 2 days have been nothing but.

I so admire your enthusiasm though. I will join you in your crusade in January and in 2008 for a healthier body, mind and spirit :-)

hollybelle on 12/30/2007:
Well, Anne - so what we gained some these last couple, three months......did we think there wouldn't be ups and downs? I am in the same boat-updated my weight as of this morning and while it isn't the worst - it isn't the lowest, either - so now it's up to me to do something about it. And I REMEMBER what I felt like with even more weight on my body and I don't want that again. I am starting to realize it is as much SPIRIT as mind and body and I want to explore the meaning of that in this journey this year. P.S. I hated it when people told me my face was gaunt when I was getting thinner.....but after thinking about it a bit - it's not a bad thing. I think it all evens out after maintaining for awhile - hips, face, etc.

greengirl - Friday Dec 28, 2007
(portion control with calorie counting)
Weight: 172.5

Hey everyone :o)

I am feeling very optimistic about the next few weeks. I am totally in the mood for some healthy living, and Ive got a wardrobe full of slightly tight clothes, as an added incentive. I wish the weather was a little more conducive to outdoor exercise (I can hear the rain battering my bedroom window, even as I am posting this). I am happy to say that I got on the old treadmill yesterday for 45 mins. I did two miles in 32 mins and the rest of the time I was getting up to speed, and then chilling back down afterwards. To be honest I can feel it in my leg muscles today but in a good way, not pulled or anything.

I tried to log on yesterday but couldnt get this site up. I have been experiencing a few browser problems recently. I hope this is just a passing thing. Good luck to us all in our endeavours. I will be having a drink on New Years Eve (alcohol !!!) but then I am back on the wagon :O)

Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

workingit2 on 12/28/2007:
Great job on the exercise and getting back on track! I couldn't log in yesterday either...perhaps the webmaster was working on the site or something. I will be so happy when my treadmill is back up and running! Have a great day!

timeforachange on 12/28/2007:
Treadmill woohoo! One of the best remedies for a rainy day! Kudos on getting the exercise even when mother nature takes the outdoors option away! =)

kyrin on 12/29/2007:
Good job...getting that treadmill humming! I have one in dad's garage. It's all set to go...just waiting on me.

Congrats on the 54+ pounds lost! That's terrific!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/29/2007:
2 mi in 32 minutes is some fast walking! LOL. Greeny, you sound sooo much better and more relaxed now. I've had some browser problems, too. I think the vacation did us some good, helped us relax and get back on track. For me, this vacation was literally a godsend. I feel better about myself and I have progressed EACH and EVERY day so far...with minor challenges, but no setbacks. Keep it up as I look foward to reading more about your progress!

mcwoo40 on 12/29/2007:
Hiya Anne,Glad you are coming back on a more permanent basis.I've been piggin out for the last 6months and it's telling now.Although i have had a mini binge today it has been one of my better days i must say.There's still too many temptations in the house though, but i will have to stay strong.It's been a wild one today has'nt it.It's more like stew and dumplings weather!!Keep up this positiveness.Hope we will see great weightlosses this coming year,but it's all that hard work that i need to do that I'm worried about to get there.I must stop thinking like that, and do this in small stages not as daunting.By the way i did nick that picture from the website tut tut I'm no miss bailey just yet!!Catch up soon Julie

greengirl - Wednesday Dec 26, 2007
(portion control with calorie counting)
Weight: 172.5

Seasons Greetings to you all.

I have had a lovely Christmas with my nearest and dearest, probably the most enjoyable one for some years. It has been quiet, but comfortable. Apart from the fact that a lot of my clothes are getting too tight for me !!!! I admit that I have overeaten, grossly!!! However, I am still weighing over 20lb lighter than I was this time last year so I am not going to worry just yet. If I can weigh 20lb lighter than I do now, next Christmas, I will be over the moon!!! And that is where you, my dear friends at DD, come into the picture. I promise to help and support you to the utmost of my abilities, if you will do the same for me in the coming year. Mutual support is one of the answers to out problems. Let us stand firm in our resolution to be healthier in our lives, in the coming year.

I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year. Bless you all.


Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

harleygirl79 on 12/27/2007:
You can do anything with the support of friends. Happy New Year to you also!

hollybelle on 12/27/2007:
Hi there! I was wondering if you would partake of the nippy swim celebration for Boxing Day I saw on the telly here!!! Not really - but I thought I'd comment about it - sounds brutal to me!

I have gained weight, too and need a jump start somehow to get it coming off. New Year / New You is the slogan on the morning news show I watch here. Somehow I find myself being very synical about it, though. Need to get those positive vibes going - I don't understand myself sometimes. But I do know I am miserable if clothes get ANY tighter!! Happy New Year!

biscottibody59 on 12/27/2007:
I wish you all the best for 2008!

We'll be successful if we just take it a step at a time!

Donkey on 12/27/2007:
Go get 'em, green girl!!! I hope this means you'll be posting more often. I miss reading your entries :-)

greengirl - Saturday Dec 22, 2007
(portion control with calorie counting)
Weight: 172.5

Hey folks,

I may not have another chance to get on here again before Christmas so I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.

I have been really bad since I last updated but I have now enlisted the support of two colleagues at work in a bid to get healthy and fit in the new year. I am looking forward to it. I will update in January with my new weight ( not looking forward to that !!!).

I especially want to wish the best of luck to Sweetpea at this special time, and christmas love to you all :o)

Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/22/2007:
Hi Greeny! Have a wonderful Christmass and New Year if you do not write another entry on here until then! :) I'll miss you....and I hope you may still be reading our entries! :P

Enjoy your evening! :)

fritters on 12/22/2007:
Happy holidays to you! January is in my sight as a new start also. I wish us both success!!

maria777 on 12/24/2007:
Merry Christmas!

workingit2 on 12/25/2007:
Merry Christmas!

greengirl - Friday Dec 14, 2007
(portion control with calorie counting)
Weight: 172.5

I have now put back on 10lbs since July !!!!! I have no need to write a diary today, just read Hollybelle's and apply it to me !

However I am not giving up. You havent seen the last of me just yet ! I have a couple of dodgy weeks ahead of me but then I am going to do the back to basics challenge that workingit instigated last January. I will succeed. Also I have managed to give some motivation to a fellow colleague at work and when we return after tha christmas break, we are going to support each other in a healthier lifestyle. Sooooooo all is not lost in greengirlland.

On another subject, I am sure you will all be pleased to know that my brother-in-law has just been sent home from hospital. He had been in there since the beginning of November!! He is much thinner, but now he is more like himself, and apparently on the mend :O)

My new job is going really well and, at the moment, I am finding it very interesting. This week has been superbusy as students prepare to leave for home, for the holidays. Good luck to you all this weekend, and in the coming week :)

Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

borntocry on 12/15/2007:
Well, at least you're not alone - I have put on 5 lb since August! Rats.

That's good news about your brother-in-law, though! He's quite a fighter!

Well, thanks for checking in! Now that you're on holiday maybe we'll see you around here more often, eh?

mcwoo40 on 12/15/2007:
Hi Anne, so glad you have popped back was wondering where you had got to.Don't worry I've put tons back,god I'm dreading over christmas,I don't know when to stop.I've bought goodies as presents and ate most of them,greedy pig that i am.Anyway glad your hubby's bro is on the mend,he'll have to have some complan to build him up,if they still make it that is.I bet you will be looking forward to your time off work,won't be long now will it.I've just been outside it's bleedin freezin.I've just had my hair coloured and cut feel better now, hubby never says it's nice typical!!Hope you get the tree you want,Alfie has been really funny playing with the baubles and barking at them.Till next time,take care Julie

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/15/2007:
Hi Greeny! I know you will succeed. Like you, I also have a new job this year...and gained 15 lbs! So, have no fear, if I can do it (and I will), I KNOW you can! :)

harleygirl79 on 12/15/2007:
Don't worry about that 10 pounds, you'll get it off. Hang in there

hollybelle on 12/17/2007:
Aw, Greenie - I was thinking I'd just "chuck it" 'til afater the holidays - but later decided that is Stinkin' Thinkin' on my part because if I think I have a problem now with 5-6-7 (???) lbs what will be later. I can't go back to that-I CAN'T and I WON'T. No it's not fun some days, I love endulging in food, but bottom line is I may have to be an "old" lady - but I don't have to be a FAT "old" lady! I just can't go back to that dark hole of 25 lbs ago.....hang in there - do yor best. Holly

biscottibody59 on 12/20/2007:
Looking forward to "seeing" you back in the game soon! Good to hear your BIL is doing so well.

Have a good one GreenGirl!

maria777 on 12/20/2007:
Hello Greengirl! Sounds like you are doing well! Big Smile to you!

greengirl - Thursday Dec 06, 2007
(portion control with calorie counting)
Weight: 170.0

Hey everyone.

I wish I had good news to share but I havent. I may not be loosing weight but at least I have stopped putting it on. I can feel the difference tho, because I am not exercising. I am getting flabby !!!! Where everything was starting to tighten up, Its all sliding southwards again. I have so much going on at the moment I feel as though I have no time to draw breath. There are so many things that I want to catch up on, I feel as though I have no time to do things. I know what is causing one problem, but its not all bad. Because I am starting work at a more human hour of the day (ie 9.30am instead of 6.45am) I get a couple of extra hours sleep, and I really feel better for it :O). However this also means that there are less hours in the day, available for me to do other stuff. This is where I am having trouble fitting in my structured exercise!! I will get it sorted out tho. I have to !!!!!

I want to be fit and healthy. I dont want my blood pressure to rise again, and I want to take part again in the charity 5k race that I took part in last summer. I must get back on the treadmill. Its the only way for me !!!!

Im sorry that I only caught up with a few diaries tonight. I am having a problem with my connection. It has been very slow recently (a bit like me). Good luck to us all, ladies (and gents!)

Progress as of today: 57 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

workingit2 on 12/06/2007:
Seriously, I know how you feel. I feel like a big ball of mush over here. I cannot wait to get back on the treadmill and get that toned feeling all over again. At least we know how good it feels and can make ourselves that goal! Take care!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/07/2007:
i hate that lack of exercise flab...i feel that way in my legs the most when i'm not exercising. What i mean by that, is that i feel like my legs loose their muscle right away...

biscottibody59 on 12/07/2007:
Sometimes sleep is more important than anything--especially if you're completely exhausted. I hope your schedule becomes a little more flexible so you can squeeze in a workout or two!

Have a good evening!

mcwoo40 on 12/09/2007:
What shall we do greenie,there are too many tempting things this time of year is'nt there.I think to myself i will knuckle down after new year,then damm it my birthday in january, bound to do something involving food,what a bummer!!We'll plod on on regardless,take care Julie

greengirl - Monday Dec 03, 2007
(portion control with calorie counting)
Weight: 170.0

Hey everyone, thank you so much for all the support and advice. Dont worry I'm not going to make it any worse than it is now.

I have been enjoying my new job, but there is a lot to learn, which does make it a long, tiring day. Also my brother-in-law is still very ill. He is perky enough but having problems with his digestion and is losing weight. He has been in hospital for over a month now !! Bearing in mind that he is 79, this is not a good situation. As you can imagine, my husband is very upset about this so things are a bit depressing at home at the moment.

My biggest problem healthwise at the moment is finding the right time to get some exercise in. I have had much more choice this year whilst looking for an outfit to wear at Christmas. I havent checked but I think I am almost 30lbs lighter than I was this time last year. It makes a big difference to the amount of choice I have :o). I will keep in touch as often as I can !

Progress as of today: 57 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

workingit2 on 12/03/2007:
Glad to read that you still have your own well-being in mind!

mcwoo40 on 12/04/2007:
Hi Anne,Hope everything in the'Greenie'household will get better soon.They have some nice stuff in Primark that is cheap and cheerful.I am going to be staying in my pj's at christmas.I have 3 days off and i'm doing nothing hubby can take Alfie out,can't wait.Stay focused,and don't stay away too long,Julie

Donkey on 12/06/2007:
Miss you!!!

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