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squiggly - Saturday Jul 01, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 234.0

How can other people support people losing weight? There are many ways.

1. Let them know when they are eating something they aren't supposed. Call them on it but in a nice constructive way. 2. Exercise with them and when you say you're going to do it. DO IT!!!! Don't cancel on them or come up with some excuse not to. 3. Be there to listen and let them cry on your shoulder from time to time. 4. Understand that this is a hard and difficult thing to do. 5. Compliment and celebrate their successes with them. Make a huge deal over the two pounds they lost that week. 6. Cheer them up when they gained a pound back because it happens. 7. Give them a call to see how they are doing.

What do you get from being supportive? Well, if you need to lose weight, you'll get the same in return. You can have a buddy system and they work. If you don't, you get the knowledge of knowing that you helped someone who you care about live a healthier longer life. THere are many benefits of helping people out. Why this topic today? WEll, I'm not feeling the support from my family. I'm feeling pretty let down especially when it comes to helping me exercise. They are all for helping me when it comes to telling me what I can and can not eat. WHich is great. I need help with exercise. I told them what I want. I want them to walk with me at times. I do better when someone is with me. Neither wants to do that with me though. I know I'm pms'ing at the moment as well so that doesn't help. I love them both to death but when your child fakes a tummy ache just so you won't take him walking without feeling like a horrible mother, it makes you feel sad that they will go through all of that to get out of supporting you. I just want them to support me because they love me. It really made me want to quit this morning. I was wondering why am I putting myself through this if no one really cares. PMS has a lot to do with my mood right now though. I hate the hormonal imbalance that it causes. I feel moody, restless, and irritable. I want to cry and scream. It's absolutely horrible. I feel like I'm out of control. I know these are typical and with me usually last just the one day but it's a horrible day normally. Well, I hope the venting helped me. LOL!!!!!! It does help to get my feelings out. It's why I have this blog. I'm not mad at anyone except myself.

Progress as of today: 27 lbs lost so far, only 104 lbs to go!


squiggly - Friday Jun 30, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 234.0

Well, the scales now read 234. I'm down 6 pounds from last Friday. Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!! I didn't try very hard either so that makes it even better. I will try real hard this week and see what they say next week. I've not been weighing myself every morning due to being at grandma's in the mornings. Maybe this is better for me than weighing every morning. I'm not obsessing over the scales. I can do this. I just have to get back on track with my exercising.

Progress as of today: 27 lbs lost so far, only 104 lbs to go!

kates on 06/30/2006:
Great job! Just think, if you put even just a little more effort how much more you'll lose! I have to hide the scale from myself sometimes, which doesn't work, I always end up getting addicted to seeing the numbers! Keep up the great work!



squiggly - Thursday Jun 29, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 237.0

Okay, today was pretty awesome. Jason took me on the back of his motorcycle for a couple real short rides. It is terrifying for me but at the same time exhilerating. I've got to get used to it. I was bored quite a bit today but for the most part managed to stay away from junk food which I was craving heavily. I'm due for my monthly here in the next week. I have the worst cravings this time of the month. Lets hope I can withstand the pressure. I do need to get my butt moving. THe excuses for not exercising are piling up into a huge ball of crap. I would feel a lot better if I would just get out and move myself more. We have found that bowling is a great family activity. I'm hoping that we can do it on Sundays. Jason got a new job so he won't be as miserable anymore. It's here in town so I don't have to worry about him driving in the snow. Things are really looking up for us. I'm really excited about all the things happening. It's alot at once but they are positive so that is great. My goals for the coming week are to get my butt moving. No more excuses. I'm going to go walk the trail in Logansport every morning after my aunt gets home. Jakob can walk with me. He'll get used to it. It'll be good for him. I'm praying the scales will be just as nice to me in the morning. I would love to see 235. It would mark a 5 pound loss for me this week. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 107 lbs to go!


squiggly - Tuesday Jun 27, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 237.0

I got back on the scales today. I'm finding it hard to weigh in with working for grandma. I'm hoping this works in my favor and not against me. The good news is that the scales read 237 which is down three pounds from Saturday. I guess I was doing better than I thought. I just hope the trend keeps going that way. I am the one who has to make it happen. I am the one who controls what I do so the next time someone wants to take me to a restaurant that isn't good, I have to be gutsy enough to suggest a different one and not follow the trend. I can do this.

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 107 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 06/27/2006:
Hi,

I like your idea about being gutsy and recommending another restaurant but also have plan B in case that doesn't work. I usually bring my own salad dressing to wherever we are going out to eat and then I ask for a raw salad being very specific. Normally people don't like going out to eat with me because they are embarrassed but it's my body and my health so I have to be gutsy about it. Keep up the good work.

Sandra



squiggly - Monday Jun 26, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 240.0

I'm so disappointed in myself. I haven't been doing good since I came back from vacation. Oh, I wake up each morning with the best intentions but something always happens. I am letting everyone including myself down. I'm the leader of my group but can't get it together. How can I lead them and show them the way if I am not following what I preach? I know I can do this. I've lost some weight before so why can't I do it now. I'm going to accomplish my goals. I have to. I did go for a walk this morning to get the newspaper instead of driving. I bowled for 90 minutes yesterday plus did 10 minutes of toning exercises at home. I'm going to eat light for supper tonite because lunch was pizza hut. I am going to do this.

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 110 lbs to go!

missile on 06/26/2006:
I know what it is like to wake up and feel like it is going to be an easy day and you are going to stick to your diet and then boom something happens. Don't worry, you will be able to do this. We are all in this together. Have a great day.



squiggly - Saturday Jun 24, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 240.0

Okay the scales were not nice to me at all. I read in at 240. THis is totally unacceptable but totally my fault. I got into the "I"m on vacation" mode. You know where you give yourself permission to eat whatever you want because you are on vacation. Well, I'm NOT on vacation anymore so there is no more rationalizing or excuse making. I feel like I've let my friends and myself down. I'm getting back on track today and am going to work harder than I ever have. I'm going to eat 3 meals a day. I normally skip breakfast. I'm going to eat my fruits and veggies. I'm going to limit sweets. I'm going to exercise daily. I'm going to see the numbers on the scales go down. I'm going to go back to journaling as well. I can and will do this.

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 110 lbs to go!

nawal on 06/24/2006:
Sounds like you've got a plan It's hard to watch what you eat when you are on vacation But you are BACK now! You haven't let anybody down... Remember "no guilt" and "move on" :) You can do it!


maria777 on 06/24/2006:
I know you will do this...look at how far you've already come! I am easy to get into the 'vacation mode' when Hubby and I are on vacations, too...and when I get home, it's not easy to go back to counting calories and disciplining myself....sometimes it takes me a whole week (or so) to get back into 'home mode'....hehehe!!!...also a lot of the 'weight' the scale measures (for a while) is probably from all the food eaten during vacation. You had a good time? Well, just console yourself with that and get back on the wagon, which I believe you already have. I like your plan! Have a nice day!



squiggly - Friday Jun 16, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 232.0

Okay, I'm taking it as a sign when the scale reads 235 that vacation is going to be hard to get through. I went to Indiana Beach yesterday. Oh, the exercise portion is right on. All we did was walk from 11 am to 5 pm. WHen I should have been drinking water, I was drinking pop. I'm going to have to keep the pop limited. It is hard to go without it when you are away. I will do better. I'm going to take it easy for the next couple of days in preparation for Kings ISland. I think I'm also coming down with a cold and sore throat so that doesn't help. The last thing I need to do is be sick. I'm looking forward to our trip on Monday. We go Sunday night to stay with my MIL in Indy. SHe's going with us to Ohio. We'll leave from there Monday around noon. The only bad thing is that my hubby isn't going. I've not been away from him this long in a long time. I will be away from him from Sunday evening to Thursday evening. He may actually enjoy the alone time but I'm going to miss him terribly. We are going to be celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary on July 4th. I still love him as much now as I did when we first got married. I also know he loves me just as much now if not more. Well, I'm off to start my day. TOday is going to be a little more relaxed. We've got bills to pay and my oil to get changed in my car. I plan on getting some housework done and just flat our relaxing. I may rent a movie or two.

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 102 lbs to go!


squiggly - Wednesday Jun 14, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 232.0

I've been very busy. It's only going to get worse. To be honest, I'm enjoying every bit of it. Wednesday, Jakob and I went bowling and shopping. THursday, we are going to Indiana Beach with a friend of mine from work. The sad thing is that it is now 1:36 am and I have yet to sleep. I'm tired but couldn't fall asleep when I tried. My tooth is aching and it's not helping at all. I'm waiting for the pills to kick. IT's a rotten time to get a tooth ache. I've had far worse though. I didn't do to bad diet wise on Wednesday. It'll be hard to stay with it for the next few days but I will survive it all.

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 102 lbs to go!

fat_to_fit on 06/15/2006:
I am just catching up on your posts. I am so sorry about your Mom. Even if it has been 13 years, that has to be one of the toughest things to go through! *hugs*

I know what you are saying about children growing up SO FAST! I am going to WA in a few days to see my oldest son who is turning 12, and the last time I saw him he was near as tall as me, so I imagine he has surpassed me now (Me being 4'11) LOL My daughter, she is 9 and she lays on her bed listening to her iPod Shuffle and she has this little phone that looks like a cell phone, it isnt allowed in her room yet, but she has to plug it in to talk to her friends LOL



squiggly - Wednesday Jun 14, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 232.0

Well, there is a lot of things at once. First and foremost, my baby turns 10 today. Yes, we are into the double digits. Where did the time go? Time goes by so fast when you are a parent. I don't want him to grow anymore...lol!!!! I want to keep him little. I know it won't work. He's about as tall as I am now. The other thing is that last night was my last day at work. It feels really funny knowing that I don't have to go back to work there. I was there 4.5 years. I'll survive though..lol!!! Thirdly, today is the 13th anniversary of my mom's death. I can't believe it's been that long. She would be so proud of my brother and me. I miss her dearly. SHe's always in my thoughts. Last, the scale read 233 this which is down a pound from yesterday. I'm going to have a relatively good day today. Child gets to pick where we eat for lunch. We are also going bowling so that will be activity. I can also get a walk in at some point.

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 102 lbs to go!


squiggly - Tuesday Jun 13, 2006
(moderation and exercise)
Weight: 232.0

Okay, the scales this morning actually read 234 but I'm not going to change it in here because I think it's just temporary. I feel gassy this morning so that is probably the culprit. I got a 30 minute walk in yesterday. I'm going swimming with a friend today. I like to swim but if the lifeguard is this one lady then I'm in trouble. SHe likes to really push you hard. I"m going to try to push myself but I'm not a strong swimmer. I've never been swimming with this teammate before so I don't know how strong she is. We are going to Fort Wayne afterwards. The day has finally arrived. IT's my last day of working for Wal-mart. I'm really anxious. I cried yesterday a couple of times when I realized that it was my last time working with a couple of the girls. I'll be a mess tonite. I only work a 4 hour shift so we'll see how it goes. I hope I won't be a blubberin idiot. LOL!!!! I have never had a job that i'm going to miss like this one. DOn't get me wrong I don't care for the work itself, but the people. I'm going to miss the people I work with. Our Wal-mart is like a big family. I know people say a lot of negative stuff about the place and some of it is true but the people I work with are awesome and I'm going to miss them.

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 102 lbs to go!


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