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nunnermack - Saturday May 11, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

Hey...I'm still here!!! I'm all moved into my new apartment and today one of my friends is coming over to help me put up a couple of pictures. Then it's off to find a book case to which, I'm sure, will involve alot of cussin' trying to put it together. I've got boxes and boxes of books to still unpack. Ohhh...and I suppose I should buy drapes. They've been off my radar for like....ummmm...30 years. Nothing I've ever done before but I think may pull the place together.

I would like to say it went well...which it did...however, a week goes by and I see my two felines scratching and scratching. I turn one over. to look at their bellies....flea dirt!! $%^#!!!!!! I'm like a maniac trying to get these things. I was told I got a new rug, in which case, could it have been in the mover's truck? Did they put my furniture on the grass? By the size of the beasts, I suspect they were already in the apartment.....regardless of the new rug. So, got the cats some meds but now I'm dealing with the offspring. I salted the carpet a couple of times (dries them and their eggs out) and I vacuum everyday. I'm getting most of it but....just dealing with the outcome of the flea orgies that must have gone on. I think my neighbors must say, "All she ever does is vacuum and curse!!" Because, as I'm vacuuming, this is me: "I'll get you, you *bleeping!!* sleeper cells!!!"

Needless to say, not much snacking going on.  But, at the same time, I've been doing two jobs so I get a workout maybe twice a week. No bueno but I suppose the vacuuming and cleaning all the time counts for something.

And...one day....my car drove me straight to Weight Watchers!! I kept telling myself that I couldn't afford it until the other half of the brain said, "Duh!!! It's not like you will be paying forever!!!" So, been doing super with my diet and very happy I joined!!! I seriously don't count the points because dieting is just common knowledge for me at this point. It's a matter of sticking to what I know and getting the job done!! So, I'm committed to getting weighed in everyweek and attending the meetings. So far, so good!!!

Alrighty, time to check up with you guys!!

Happy weekend!!





Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/11/2013:
Good to hear from you. Have a great day.

IndependentEm93 on 05/11/2013:
Have a great day!

liza36 on 05/13/2013:
Glad to hear you are doing well (except for the fleas!). WW is a great program - good luck!

V on 05/13/2013:
Hope you had a spectacular weekend! Happy to hear that you are situated in your new digs :) Congrats about joining WW again! I am sure you will rock it out girl!

nunnermack - Sunday Apr 21, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

Okay...diet was not good yesterday or on Friday so I got to make up for it this week.

Went to the gym in my new complex on Friday and it wasn't too bad. Lots of cardio equipment, which I like, and very limited weights so it looks like I will be doing my cardio there and then come home and use the weights that I have. No biggie. They also have an abdominal machine there that does diddly squat!! So, will be doing abs at my place too.

I need to explore the hiking trails here once I get more settled in. Today I'm going to do the elipitical and weights because I'm still getting my new pad in order.

Went on a horseback ride through the vineyards yesterday. My friends and I REALLY had a great time becuase the outfit let us go on the trail ahead of every one else and handle the horses. Not many places will allow you to do that but they had their hands full with beginners. I was kind of dreading the day because I just did not have the energy to do anything after my busy week. SOOO glad I went because I had a smile on my face the whole time. Afterwards we went to the family run vineyard and sat on their patio with a glass of wine. It was lovely and just what the doctor ordered.

Okay...time to get my butt out of bed and onto the eliptical machine!! Enjoy your Sunday!!


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/21/2013:
Thanks, Mack. Enjoy your Horses.

grannyannie on 04/21/2013:
The horse ride sounds nice! Glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't good 3 days last week so am being really good this week.

Puddles on 04/21/2013:
Sounds really nice. Have a great day.

V on 04/22/2013:
Sounds like a perfect way to spend the afternoon :)

hollybelle on 04/22/2013:
Diddly Squat - are you sure you aren't from KY? Have a good week. Love that you ride horses. I like to, but my last friend that I could ride with moved to W VA this winter!

nunnermack - Thursday Apr 18, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

How coming moving seems soooooo much harder now then it was years ago. I AM EXHAUSTED!!! I'm down to 2 boxes but I'm kind of bewildered where I'm going to put it. I can't believe that I was able to fit all my stuff in a smaller apartment.

Sooooo....now I just have to get used to the idea that I can see what my neighbor is eating for dinner. LOL. I've never lived this close to other people. Quite a shock but I'm a very adaptable person.

My booty has been moving non-stop since Saturday. Up and down the stairs. Back and forth carrying boxes. I have to say I'm thankful that I'm still a very active person and I'm able to do this. If I had NOT been a hiker, it would have been very hard. My parking spot is SOOO far away from my apartment. Well...I guess I will be building muscles carrying all my bags up these steps.

I'll be happy to get into my normal routine on Monday.....however....I found out one of my co-workers will be going on vacation for two weeks which means...I will be doing their job too. GREAT!!! No sooner does he come back then another co-worker goes away and I'll be doing their job too. $%$#@!!!! What can I do? A month out of my life, I suppose. That's all it is.

Diet has been okay. No snacking obviously because of being so busy. I'm hoping to start eating normally by Sunday. Going to check out the gym in the comlex tomorrow. They seem to have a lot of cardio equipment so, being that I'm only down to 2 boxes, I'd like to get a workout in. Once things have settled down, I'm going to check out all the hiking trails in the area....and hope for no rattlesnakes or mountain lions.

Hope you all are doing well!!!



Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

nunnermack - Friday Apr 12, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

Jeezzz...I'm SO glad this week is over. Another very hectic day at work. What a mess!! I'm off all of next week so I'm hoping that miraculously everything will clear up when I go  back on the 21st.

So,busy weekend ahead of me....picking up the keys to my new place, cleaning it...even though I'm sure it's clean already, bring a couple boxes over, pack a couple more boxes, etc, etc. I'm so happy I'm almost at the end of it all. Yay!! Just a couple more weeks and things will be routine again.

So, diet was okay today...won't be a weight loss day but will not be a weight gain day either.

Breakfast:  Oatmeal with nuts and skim milk

Snack:  1 apple

Lunch:  Subway Veggie Delight (6") sandwich...no dressing...all veggies, avocado, 1 slice of cheese

Snack:  Grapefruit

Dinner:  Albacore sashimi, Aji sashimi and shared a hot sake with my friend

Enjoy your weekend!!!


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

nunnermack - Thursday Apr 11, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

Okay. I'm back. I'm done. Seems that whenever I start a diet....I gain weight. Cleared my calendar of anything social so I can nail this thing. I need to get back into 'the zone' and once I'm there, I'll be fine.

Only got one hike in this week because of work. $%$#!!!!! Kept me late again today. Dang it!!! I had to stay tonight because I'm off all of next week and I'm trying to get things in order. I'll be moving so I know I'll be getting my workout then!!

Loads of stress going on in my life....moving, work is a cluster you-know-what, I thought the cat was taking a downword slide but she seems a bit better today (her kidneys are starting to fail) and then I got my parents to worry about...my Mom with Dementia and my Dad being her caretaker. It's no wonder why I haven't been able to focus in on a diet.

Anyway, I did well today:

Breakfast: 2 slices of 21 grain bread (yes, that's 21 grains!! 4 grams of fiber in each slice and only 70 calories per slice) W/ 1 T of low fat peanut butter

Snacks:  Banana, grapefruit

Lunch: Salad with grilled salmon

Snack: Craisins

Dinner:  Bowl of shredded wheat with low fat milk and sliced strawberries

Alrighty guys, more updates tomorrow.

Have a good evening!!!




Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/12/2013:
Welcome back. It is hard to deal with so much going on. You can do it!

lolla on 04/12/2013:
I know how you feel, too many balls to juggle in the air, I really hope your weekend is relaxing and you get a chance to enjoy nature. Hugs

V on 04/12/2013:
Welcome back!!! i missed ya <3

V on 04/12/2013:
Welcome back!!! i missed ya <3

nunnermack - Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0


Do you ever talk to skinny people about falling off the track and ‘needing to get focused’ again and they give you all sorts of advice….some of it being VERY insensitive? I used to be a real skinny girl. I know what to do and I’m not clueless. I’m not asking for their advice. But unfortunately they never met the ‘old’ me so they just ASSUME I am clueless. And what bothers me is….I’m not that overweight but unfortunately I live in a culture (SoCal) where it’s all about the looks.  Healthy to them is anorexic.  But, I would love to share with them articles on skinny people who are not necessarily ‘healthy’. No one should ever assume, because we are carrying a certain amount of pounds on us, that we are unhealthy. I would love to tell this person that:
A)     All my numbers are in order….I DO NOT have high cholesterol….I DO NOT have Diabetes
B)      My resting pulse is that of an athletes’
C)      My blood pressure is 109/55
D)     My bone density results state I have the bones of a 20 year old
E)      I have been exercising regularly since I was a teenager
F)      I don’t eat junk food (nor have I really EVER) and actually eat very healthy
G)     I hike regularly and out pace more miles than someone who is 10, 15 or even 20 years younger than me!!!
And yes, I could say that I was blessed with good genes however…..I move my butt!!!! The booty is never resting!! So, yeah, that’s what’s pretty much kept everything in order for me. And dang it…sometimes I look at my body naked and I think, “DAMN woman!!! You look good for your age!!!”
So what is the comment that set me off while just mentioning getting back to being focused? “Don’t you want to be healthy?” Really???? What makes YOU think I’m unhealthy…you who is probably 20-25 pounds underweight???? What do YOUR bones look like??? Do YOU eat healthy meals????
I’m sorry. I love this person but….I HAD TO VENT!!!! Comments like that HURT.
Thank you very much for listening and I hope ya all have a pleasant day!!!!!

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/20/2013:
I hear you; sometimes people try to invalidate your hard effort because they feel inferior. Don't let these people get you down - she/he will dig their own hole.

OhioRaven on 03/20/2013:
Glad you got that off your chest.

Umpqua on 03/20/2013:
Yeah, that's a really insensitive comment and I think that person probably has some issues to make a comment like that to someone else. I've gotten horrible comments at both high and low weights and I always try to keep in mind - other people's comments/judgments are a reflection of who THEY are, not who YOU are xx

hollybelle on 03/20/2013:
Really insensitive. I have learned there are people I can talk to about my struggles and people I cannot talk to about it. It's just that way - there aren't too any I can talk to about it - mostly the one on here - you guys! That is what drew me to this site originally! That being said - sometimes you just have to make allowances. She might have meant well without actually having a clue.....

V on 03/20/2013:
That was really RUDE :( sorry that your friend was insensitive <3

liza36 on 03/26/2013:
I agree - insensitive. Sorry about that.

nunnermack - Monday Mar 11, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

Ah yes, today is a new day and I got clarity on the inhaler that I was using for my Asthma. Luckily I have a very mild case so as of this moment, I won't be needing it. Explains my appetite.

I've promised myself to get back on track today. I know what needs to be done so, there you have it.

Off for a nice hike tonight.

Happy Monday, All!



Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/11/2013:
Happy Monday, Mack

Tangalyn~ on 03/11/2013:
hope today is a good one for ya!

Puddles on 03/11/2013:
Good luck on getting back on track. Have a great day.

V on 03/11/2013:
Glad to hear that you found some answers about your inhaler! Enjoy your hike this evening :)

supercheese on 03/11/2013:
Youve got this!!!

hollybelle on 03/15/2013:
I am where you are - starting again. Let's do it!

nunnermack - Sunday Mar 10, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

Hey all!!!!

Well, got a lot packed so i feel I'm in a good place to have a little fun now. The biggest thing I need to tackle today is cleaning the oven. Has anyone ever used their self cleaning function on their oven? It kind of scares me using it so I've been doing it by hand.

Okay...so hadn't been feeling well since January when I had a cold. Been hacking away for months and just generally exhausted. Went to the doctor and it's Asthma. I usually get attacks when I'm sick with Bronchitis but I think with my packing all these boxes, as well as the time of the year with things blooming, it was probably triggered by allergies. Feeling better because I was given an inhaler. But I do have a question for you all: Is the inhaler a steriod??? My appetite has increased TEN FOLDS!! UGH!!! I did something that I would never normally do....went to our new Whole Foods bought 5 rugalach cookies as well as one Italian Biscotti. Hello???? I NEVER do that!! The 5 cookies was my dinner last night...or so I thought...because I had also bought this slab of beef. Geez. OUT OF CONTROL!!! When I normally think about foods like that, I always think about what  my arteries would look like if I eat them and not necessarily what my butt will look like. It didn't work yesterday. But, today is a new day (as I sit here and chomp down on the one remaining biscotti with my tea. At least it's gone now)

Just getting back into hiking again this week. Did some dancing on Saturday and maybe later today, now that they hour has changed, do a walk at night.

Hope you guys are all well and please enjoy your Sunday!!!


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/10/2013:
Glad to hear from you. Certainly hope you will feel better soon. Not to sure about the inhaler but definitely something off if you usually do not do this kind of stuff. Today is a new day - have a great one.

biscottibody59 on 03/10/2013:
Here's something from a quick search: http://www.consumerreports.org/health/resources/pdf/best-buy-drugs/InhaledSteroidsFINAL.pdf

I'd call and talk to the pharmacist where you had the prescription filled. They are extremely helpful and can always answer questions or concerns you may have.

Hang in there!

nunnermack - Sunday Mar 03, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

Hi folks!

I'm still here. Busy collecting boxes, donating items and packing up the old place. I've come across stuff I have not seen in years.....sooooo...it gets donated. No sense in me keeping it if I haven't used it. I'm trying to not be too sentimental about things. Of course there are a few items I can't get rid of but on the most part...heave-ho!!

So, I'm exhausted but on the plus side....I'm only eating three meals a day. Keeps me away from the food which is a PLUS about moving.

I've had a persistent hacking cough since January that seemed to intensify. Got a doctor's appointment tomorrow. Most likely it's going to turn out to be allergies, I'm just guessing, but, want to make sure it's not pneumonia or bronchitis which I'm prone to.

So, you all enjoy your Sunday and I hope you all have a great day!!



Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/03/2013:
Good to have a distraction to keep you from thinking about snacking! Helps me. Hope your cough is just allergy.

OhioRaven on 03/03/2013:
Hope you get better soon, Mack. Thanks for the sweetner digestion.

Puddles on 03/03/2013:
Being busy always helps. Take care of yourself also. Have a great day.

V on 03/03/2013:
RYC SO annoying, LOL I have friends in Chicago that are such fashionistas that the call me during the Gucci fashion shows which I admit to setting my alarm for ungodly hours of the am just to check it out, they also call me after leaving the 5am bars which is sorta funny but annoying as well..Anyhoo sleeping in is def something that I can't do on my days off but the work week it seems I can't get enough, LOL Hope that you have a stressfree move :)

nunnermack - Wednesday Feb 20, 2013
(Just cuttin' back and increasing activity)
Weight: 184.0

You know...it was just one of those HORRIBLE days!!! I once again did NOT get a good night's sleep so I was a bit tired at work. Then I try to help someone who then snaps back @ me with a snotty remark...in front of my co-workers. So, I left work feeling very defeated. On the plus side...it didn't make me want to eat!! I have learned what emotions make me eat and what ones don't. Getting depressed/sadness...not hungry. Anger/frustration....'get out of my way and give me all the chocolate you may have!!' Boredom.....'let's make pancakes...then have chocolate chip cookies...oh hey...I have a whole hunk of cheddar cheese,' etc, etc.!!!

So, left work kind of sad and I cancelled going on my hike. But, I used my time wisely and went to my complex's office to complain about the $100 a month rent increase....and also complain that the apartment next to me is advertising for $130 less!! $%#@!!!!!!! I left with them telling me they would try to work something out. Instead....I went to my friend's complex...saw an apartment...BOOM!!! Moving!! And it is actually cheaper than what I'm paying now by $40!!! Yay for me!!!

One less thing to worry about. Now, onto packing. I usually lose ALOT of weight when I move so this will be a very good thing!!!

Diet today was super...very healthy with whole grains, fruits and veggies. May be lacking in the protein area though. And, I left my Greek yogurt home so I didn't have my 3:00 snack. My eggs are getting old so time to hard boil them. I use those for a quick protein snack however I did stink up the office. Oh well. It's all about me anyway.

You all have a good night!! 



Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

lolla on 02/20/2013:
I am laughing about the emotions/food because I am the very same way! I learned to pause and take a few deep breaths before the action of eating. sometimes it works, sometimes not at all. Good job speaking up and moving, that is always good exercise! I love the picts from your trip,the seal specially!

niftyjack on 02/21/2013:
What a day you've had!

V on 02/21/2013:
Score!! Congrats on finding a new place :)

legcramps on 02/21/2013:
Sometimes I think life would be awesome if there were no other people in it except the ones I always get along with ;) Too bad you had a rough day at work, but you seem to have accomplished a lot and sounds like you're really looking forward to moving :)

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