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thinnside40 - Thursday Jul 31, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 203.0

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My downsizing so far = A toddler...

�Don't make somebody a priority, who only makes you an option....�

I read this quote (don't know who said it first) yesterday on my nephew's facebook profile and talk about something so simple, but so complex..... It struck a note with me and shall keep it in mind for a very long time... I am passing it along, cause I think that we all need to take a good look at who we associate with and dedicate our time to, as some of us are having troubles with one person or another. Not necessarily our fault (or is it?)..... Do they enrich us by making us a better person?. Accept us unconditionally? OR.... Do they hinder us because we are ALWAYS available for them regardless if our dedication is abused and taken advantage of, cause we NEED to feel wanted by somebody or anybody so badly that we accept the abuse and advantages taken of us?.... I have found over the years that my true friends are God (first and foremost), my biological & in-law family (yes, there have been arguments, but we get over them and fairly quickly), my husband (only 2 major arguments in 16 years together), my kids (they have to love me or they'll go hungry- Ha Ha) and have added DD to that great list.... Thought I had a real friendship this last year, but it has proved me wrong with being begrudged and not accepted as the person I am and how my personality is.......... I have never had true friendship outside of what I have listed above.... I bought friendship throughout school and allowed it to happen, cause I was always the �fat one� and let those people take advantage of me by offering them anything/everything I could give them.. I'll admit it... Now, I don't know where any of them are really or what even their doing.... Can't wait to maybe see them someday when I reach goal and have them not recognize me... So with that all being said..... Do we give of our time, effort, support, love, companionship, gifts, lending an ear or shoulder to cry on because we get a pay-off of just feeling needed and don't think we are worth it, cause of our size and/or looks.... OR...... Do we give because we really are more of a giver than receiver and are offering a genuine friendship? Don't be an optional user.....

A happy note ~ When I went shopping yesterday.. I happened to buy a 20# bag of ice and a few other items at the same store.... Someone I knew was coming in as I was going out..... I stood talking for a few minutes (trying to not grimace), til I finally said �gotta go� for fear of having my arm/hand fall off that was holding the ice and then the other bag wasn't so light either... On the way home Meg & I were talking and it dawned on me that 20#'s is HEAVY. Let alone add another 14#'s to that.... Funny how we can think pounds are something that should just melt away. When you realize by picking up something the same weight as you have dropped by or maybe not even weighing as much, just realizing HOW much each pound really weighs...... Wheweeee! Best to work off the pounds and QUIT making our bodies work overtime dealing with the overload.....

THURSDAY'S MENU & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast : )

Cinnamon Life Cereal (150) Skim Milk (45) 1/2 Banana (40) Coffee (0) 235

Snack : )

WW Yogurt (100) Honey (45) 390

Dinner/Lunch : )

EDIT ~ Changed from Salmon Burger, cause I had left-over Shredded Chicken Breast (fixed like Tuna) (160) Lettuce (15) Tomato (25) Pickle Chips (5) Apple (80) 675

Snack : )

Khashi Bar (140) 815

Supper : )

Bypassed the pizza (looked so delicious too) and went to Subway after the birthday party...Probably will regret it, but not near as much as I would of the greasy pizza....Hadn't done my Wednesday subway for a long time and figured "go for it" Thursday...

Snack/Dessert : )

Small piece B.D. cake with the frosting scraped off....

Been nursing a homemade Flavored Iced Coffee made with Skim Milk & S.F. Syrup (70)

Water ~ 120 oz. or more

Walked to date = 654.5

July = 83.5

J 235, F 228, M 219, A 212, M 210, J 206...Hair over 14% body weight is gone with today's weigh-in

Average pounds dropped in a week = 1.26 pounds

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MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU!

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Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 48 lbs to go!

grumpy on 07/31/2008:
WOWWWWWWW! soooo thrilled to see your entry today. Do you realize you're losing a stead 1.26 pounds a week? That's amazing. really is. Congratulations! I am soo happy for you! xoxox


maria777 on 07/31/2008:
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, JERRI!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!! Happy Dance! Happy Dance!!! So happy for you!

Also I really like how you included your above stats of each month and the weekly avg...you REALLY have done FANTASTIC!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Love, Maria


grumpy on 07/31/2008:
yea, you're going to steady! i am jealous now. i am doing my best again, but not excited, as I haven't really seen much go since surgery..


uncgrad2001 on 07/31/2008:
Re: breakfast...I do realize that when I eat breakfast on the weekends, I do feel fuller throughout the day, because I'm taking my time with eating. I'm still figuring how to combat that in the morning...I refuse to believe that I have to wake up any earlier than I have to!! But maybe I'm not eating as much during the week either...I kinda make a compact meal so I can get it all in at the same time.

Re: your entry...AMEN SISTER!!!! I definitely, definitely need to always remember that quote! I'm actually going to lunch with one of those friends I was talking about yesterday...we haven't talked in a while, and it wasn't that I was ignoring her, but she wouldn't contact me unless I did it first...and then she wanted to know what was "wrong" with me. I told her I was moving, and she said that we should get together before I left...which I now think is like the standard lie you say to somebody cause it sounds nice. So I asked her to go out to lunch, and now I'm kinda regretting it, because I feel like I had to make the effort to do so. A real friend isn't that way, you know??


mcwoo40 on 07/31/2008:
Hooray,all your hardwork is paying off I'm made up for you.Please send some willpower this way.Take care Julie


grumpy on 07/31/2008:
absolutely! i hope the meridia works. it takes a couple of weeks to kick in though. when i say i am not motivated, i don't mean i am less likely do it though. i just dont feel that excitement, as i havent seen change in a long time. but i did see a pic of myself the other day and was shocked. maybe i should post it today, before and after.. i will. stand by.


omahagrl on 07/31/2008:
WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO. So far you are ahead but my next week I will make you proud! Congrats and I love the ice reference!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/31/2008:
last year i went on a low carb diet for about 2 months and lost a ton of weight. almost 10 lbs. i didn't even realize it, just like many people don't see the change in their bodies as dramatically because it is day to day, similiar to what you say about 30 lbs being a definite significant accomplishment.


Beth201P on 07/31/2008:
Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.....Keep it up. Doing GREAT!!!


maria777 on 07/31/2008:
Re: Go through the mountains to get to the beach.....they are on opposite sides!...and hundreds of miles from each other.

Have fun at the party!


WI3 on 07/31/2008:
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! YAY!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!


maria777 on 07/31/2008:
Your sub sounds soooooo good!!! I think I have been craving one! Hope y'all had a nice time at the birthday party! Hope you have a wonderful nite!!! Take care.


selina on 07/31/2008:
Congratulations Thin! I'm so very excited for you and your weight loss! I also loved reading your entry today! Very inspiring! Have a great day!


loveray on 08/01/2008:
you are so right! we must surround ourselves with those who love us just the way we are. i had someone share with me another quote that was really powerful: "you know a true friend or love because they make your world bigger, rather than smaller"...if you feel small next to someone, chances are this is not the right path. you deserve the biggest and brightest anyone could offer. i love you!



thinnside40 - Wednesday Jul 30, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

Tuesday was a good day. Got green beans done and all the jars sealed..... Got the roof on the storage room....Picked and ate some fresh tomatoes & peas... Took some photos of the garden and my bounty of goodies to post sometime when the download cooperates.... Walked for 3 miles with the family after supper....

This morning I am headed to the store and fruit/veggie market.... I am out of some basic items and didn't realize it til yesterday.... bananas, lettuce, apples and stuff like that..... AHHHH! Would like to go to the bank while I am in town...Tayt's mom paid me, but hinted to wait to see if her husband deposited his paycheck yesterday..AHHHHH! Again.... Guess I will have hubby take it to the bank on his way to work tomorrow, just to be on the safe side.....Lots to get done when I get back home... Things are starting to take shape in the house and it was so nice to see the pleasant look on hubby's face when he saw that I got the green beans done yesterday..... Now, to see the HUGE surprised look on his face when he sees that I have gotten more boxes out of the house today.... I best quit typing, so I can get with it....

WEDNESDAY'S MENU & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast : )

Oatmeal (150) Applesauce (50) Skim Milk (25) Coffee (0) 225

Snack : )

WW Yogurt (100) Honey (45) 370

Didn't make it to the store yet....Got to looking for a receipt that I have misplaced and NEED to find desperatly....It is the $539 receipt for the church vacuum I bought last week...I can't even remember which clothes I was wearing that day to see if it is in the pockets..DARN MEMORY (or lack of)... That has me upset at myself, then the kids were watching a barnyard show on T.V. and Tayt popped off and said "that's like you Jer Jer"...I looked to see a "PIG" on the t.v. screen.....Doesn't that make me feel good.... UGH! UGH! UGH! or should I say "OINK OINK OINK"....Gotta love kids!.... I told him it hurt my feelings and it isn't nice to talk that way to ANYBODY....Must move on and not let it get to me too badly..... *sniff sniff* Back to looking for that darn receipt....I will go to the bank later today after I ask "dad" when he picks up Tayt if he deposited his paycheck, so I can at least have a little "mad (yard sale) money" to take from the deposit, then I will go to the store........I FOUND IT!!!!!!! Don't remember putting it where it was, but I found it anyways..I get so busy doing so many things at once, I lose track easily....Gotta work on that.....Whew!

Dinner/Lunch : )

Turkey Breast Burger (200) Thins Wheat Bread (80) Mustard (0) Pickle Chips (5) Tomato (20) Blue Bunny NSA Krunch Bar (90) 765

Snack : )

APple (80) 16 oz. S.F. F.F. Irish Cream Iced Latte (90) 935

Went to The fruit/veggie stand,Costco and grocery store after Tayt went home...Stopped by the espresso place on our way out and bought a treat....At the stand I bought corn on cob, cucumbers, cantelopes, nectarines, apples (only had granny smith & red delicious ~ not the fave, but 68 cents/lb.) & peaches....Costco I bought a canister of roasted soy nuts, bananas (green green green), lettuce (head & romaine), cheese, skim milk, eggs, Khashi Snack Bars, & 100 cal. Kudos Bars...Grocery store was grapefruit, Australian Navel Oranges (can't wait to taste one of those), Chicken Breast Tenders ($1.99/lb and stocked up), cereal, avocados, a few apples (fuji ~ $1.18/lb.~ ahhhhh), cilantro, limes, lemons, 20lb. bag of ice....I wanted grapes, but need to go to the store that has them for 99 cents/lb., instead of $1.79/lb....Should be set for a few days again now..I have been missing my banana every day and lettuce for sandwiches/salads.....

Supper : )

Edit ~ hubby made the salad and omitted or fixed less of a couple things I had calculated already & I added bread.... Chicken Breast Tender (100 ?) Lettuce (25) Tomato (25) Peas (50) Little Grate of Smoked Mozarella (50) Grilled Onion (10) FF Ranch Dressing (40) 1/4 Avocado (80) 1 sl. French Bread (70) Total daily calories = 1385

Snack/Dessert : )

Nothin'

Water ~ 120 oz. or more

Walked to date = 654.5

July = 83.5

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MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU!

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Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

selina on 07/30/2008:
Great walking with your family yesterday - lots of bonding time! A family that exercises together, stay together - or something like that;o)


selina on 07/30/2008:
I posted another "toblerone" for u!!


maria777 on 07/30/2008:
YAYYYY!!! So glad you found it!!!

You're surprising your Hubby...I am too...I'm surprising my Hubby with his favorite...fried chicken for supper when he comes in from work.

Hope you have a blessed day!


sweetpea1977 on 07/30/2008:
Thanks for the comment. Im feeling a little better now that I've had some time to reflect on what I've been through in the last and half (finding out about Ethan, gaining weight, feeling baby grow, having baby, losing weight then gaining it back, and on the road to losing it again). Its a lot for a person to take, but I've been through worse and made it out ok. So, I should be fine as long as remained focused on my mission!

Im glad you found the reciept. That would have driven me nuts!


WI3 on 07/30/2008:
YAY that you found the receipt! And how fantastic that your house is taking shape and your hubby is appreciating it! YAY! have a great evening! =)


grumpy on 07/30/2008:
your calories and menu looks fantastic. that's so cool that you started counting calories, now we can clearly see that your weight loss was no miracle. good for you! xoxo


Jen40 on 07/31/2008:
Glad you fund the receipt. That would have driven me crazy and I am constantly misplacing things! I can keep things nice and tidy except for paper. I'm horrible with papers. My own, at least. I was pretty good in an office. Lol Now I am super hungry for a turkeybreast burger. *sigh* Is 6 am too early to fire up the grill?



thinnside40 - Tuesday Jul 29, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

Monday was a good day...Busy and tiring, but it is all good....I have blisters inside my hands (weedeater vibration was bad), blisters on my heels (wore wrong shoes walking to neighbors), fingers are sore (double twisted fastners on tarp storage thingy) and some soreness from sun-kissed skin....Ahhhhh, but it feels good..If that makes sense?...Walked 3.5 miles and got so much accomplished...Weather was 85 degrees with a slight breeze....Bed felt wonderful, but I couldn't sleep cause I was "wound up" tired....Took something to get me to sleep and woke up this morning feeling like I can do more today...

I have always been a busy person, but tired more easily and had to take more breaks. Resting for 2 hours,instead of the 20-30 minutes I take now....I don't have near as many aches/pains either..and when I do they are the feel good kind, like I got more of a workout, instead of a "wore-out".....My body is what I can describe maybe as athletic...I'm no athlete by any means and have along ways to still go for crying out loud.... But my body reacts differently now and treats me nicely....

Yesterday marked 27 weeks here @ DD and when I go figure average out it comes to 1.15 pounds per week that I have downsized by....Even though I have had stand-still weeks, I must say that I can see so much progress and not just on that blasted scale...By now, I usually would of re-started 3-4 times in this amount of time and not gotten anywhere past downing by 5 and upping by 10..... Thanks DDers for the support and friendship that has made the BIGGEST and BEST difference in my life since I was a teenager...Allowing me to see that I CAN & WILL make it this time for the last time, due to the mind-set of not ridding of pounds as fast as you can and the easiest way you can.....Keep Healthy..Keep Happy!

With all that being said, I am off to get my canning book to do green beans, then go put the roof on the shed (Ben will help). It is suppose to rain this evening maybe and be my luck it will if I don't get it covered...My Yard Sale boxes don't need watering! Suppose to be a pleasant 79 degrees today..I love it!

Oh ya..One more thing!.... I read my horoscope daily, but don't take it seriously..Just liked the one for today and shall keep in mind what it says, cause of that situation with a person I have been dealing with. Come to a resolve this last week and moving on....Here it is : "An abrasive issue from the past might be permanently terminated once and for all, allowing you to pursue new interests & POSITIVE situations...Make the most of your future"...Pretty good huh?.... I thought so!

TUESDAY'S MENU & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast : )

Whole Wheat English Muffin (130) Jam (20) Grapefruit Juice (65) Black Coffee (0) 215

Just stepped outside and got reminded for the first time in 14 years living here that SWAT team training is going on over at the school (right next to our house~share a fence) ALL DAY LONG...30-40 SWAT members all decked out with weapons (fake ammo), dogs, occasional shooting scenarios..The whole 9 yards.....Should be interesting to watch, but shall scare me when I hear gunshot/fire when caught off guard....

Snack : )

WW Yogurt (100) Honey (45) 360

Almost time to eat dinner....Finally got the top cover of the "storage room" (as I call it) on...Boxes will go out after I eat...

Dinner/Lunch : )

Edit ~ Didn't have lettuce for what I planned on having....Tuna (75) Thin Wheat Bread (80) Pickle Chips (5) Tortilla Bread (140) (took one bite of the kid's and HAD to have one of my own- UGH) Cracker Jack Rice Cake (60) 720

Snack : )

Apple (80) 800

9 pints of green beans in the pressure canner.. I am tired and thus standing in the kitchen watching the pressure for 20 minutes is making me feel hungry...Tired hungry!..Not hungry hungry....Ben is watching it for me, while I stepped away from eating something I shouldn't...Should of NEVER ate that tortilla bread!!!! Gave me craves for more bread (my downfall).....May walk out and pick a few cherry tomatoes to pop in my mouth instead and go look at the garden (more beans to pick I know)...Yes, that is what I'll do...I'm going!...

Did it and found a bounty of beautiful cherry/grape tomatoes and some peas....Ate some and saved some (25) 825 ....Then popped a Tootsie Pop in my mouth (60) 885 ...Satisfied, so maybe I just needed a little sugar....I didn't start the day out right with just an english muffin either....This is last update for today, as I am staying away from the computer and going to enjoy the cool evening around a pit fire and maybe go for a stroll with the family after eating supper...

Supper : )

Meatballs ~ how many? not sure yet...(Ground Beef, Quick Oats, Egg White, Ketchup, Worsteshire, Onion Powder & Garlic Powder) , Fresh cooked green beans and Brown Rice.....Not sure how many calories, but will eat lightly to make sure to come in at 1650 or below (guesstimation)...Oh Ya, hubby is bringing me home a Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi too..I have been craving a good soda for days....

Snack/Dessert : )

Nothin'

Water ~ Copious Amount

Walked to date = I have to go re-figure it out.. I messed up

July = Re-figure later too

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MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU!

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Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/29/2008:
Have an awesome day today! Thanks for your comments yesterday! I'm glad your 're-coup' process is much shorter these days and more about energizing for the next activity instead of lazing out on the couch!!


maria777 on 07/29/2008:
Sounds like fun...'putting up' beans, as we southerners call it here..Hope you have a wonderful, fun day! Enjoy that beautiful 79 degrees weather...we are ranging in the mid 90's here with heat indexes much higher! Nice entry!!! Cute picture at top of page, too! Smile!


grumpy on 07/29/2008:
I am so glad you feel the differences in your body and energy every day and i really like that horoscope. xo.


maria777 on 07/29/2008:
Aha!!! (aha moment)...so that's where you get it from...I've been thinking that how you 'talk' in your entries is a lot like how we southerners talk (I just don't write a lot of it in my entries)...and now I know...some of your family is from the south! So...now I know!


grumpy on 07/29/2008:
Hey, i don't get mad, it's okay, you can say whatever you think and i know you do it for my best interest. It's just that if you, like me, never had anyone like you ever, you would also give it a shot when someone does a little. and yeah, he can find better and probably will. i think i probably shouldn't talk about him here anymore. all it does is bring me down.


grumpy on 07/29/2008:
no, no, it's okay and thanks for sharing your stories with me. you obviously do better in that department than i do and i am glad you found something real and ben and meg are here to prove that. as for me if at 31 i never had anyone like me, it's a sign. if you're a great guitar player and a terrible singer, stick to playing the guitar. as for me, i need to stick to work and focussing on that, as it's the one thing i know how to do. i am not likable to men, not good at taking care of my health, sometimes not even a good friend, as i can offer moral support, but i really don't help anyone. sometimes i even wonder if i am really a good person, i think i am mostly just lazy. one time when i posted my first picture with J here, one of the girls told me to stay away because he was good looking. i understood in her words that he was out of my league and she was right, even though she was too nice to say it. so maybe i need to just focus on what i am good at, working. and forget things i can never have and will always frustrate me.


Moody2 on 07/29/2008:
You are SUCH an inspiration to me! I love reading your posts!!

You are 100% right about me and walking without music...Thanks for the words of wisdom~they are appreciated and needed more than you know!

Have a wonderful wonderful day!


hollybelle on 07/29/2008:
Ouch - sorry about all he blisters, etc. Hard work. We clipped the trees in the front yard so that the construction crew can get the siding on the house this week. We went ahead and did all the trees in the front and when they finish the siding and the gutters we will do the back. I lost most of my tomatos, even tho the crew tried to protect them. I think someone ATE the one really red one on the one plant, too! Figured they were hungry and it's just as well. The 1.15 per week loss over the 27 weeks is GREAT! What a good way to look at it.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/29/2008:
thanks for the dating advice. i like how you inferred everyone is different and don't go by what friends say only.

i also am having similiar binge feelings to what you had earlier right now. i've decided NOT to go back for anything else because i know that will send my on an eating spree!


sweetpea1977 on 07/29/2008:
Wow, you have done well in such a short period of time. Congrats!!

Despite the painful blisters, I completely understand how good all the soreness feels. I love those days! :o)

Hope you have a good night's sleep tonight!


loveray on 07/29/2008:
i love how active you are: and yes, i know that fabulous feeling of accomplishment when your body is so tired you cant even move a muscle. you are such a fabulous human being: so giving and so loving. thank you for all of your kind words the past few weeks...you certainly prayed for my wellness! xoxo


WI3 on 07/29/2008:
You have come such a long way! And you are such a big part of DD...I am very happy you joined!


selina on 07/30/2008:
Wonderfully active person, you are! You inspire many with your accounts! Keep it up!


Jen40 on 07/30/2008:
I love that feeliing of total exhaustion and even a little pain that comes after a lot of physical work. I totally get what you're talking about! :P Does that make us weird???! rofl I've always felt that "athletic" thing going on, even when I am heavy, it's still there. Go figure! Lol, but you are already seeing that person re-emerge and the physical work is paying off. You got me there! lol


uncgrad2001 on 07/30/2008:
That horoscope is right on!!! I've also had it happen with a female friend of mine too...I found that she was always trying to tell me what to do and highlight what I was doing wrong. I always felt like her child, and it was frustrating. Sometimes I feel because I am genuinely a nice person that people take advantage of it. But I don't understand why niceness is sometimes held as a negative thing. I don't know, I'm still trying to figure it out!!


maria777 on 07/30/2008:
That would be a lllloooonnnggg ways to bike but thanks for the offer!



thinnside40 - Monday Jul 28, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

I had everything typed out on my word processor to copy/paste and I accidentally hit the BIG RED X for some dorky reason and lost it all.... So, I am going to say that Sunday was a good day...I walked 7 miles and I am off to get so many things done for today... Household chores, plus canning green beans...Hubby picked,cleaned & snapped them, so the least I can do is finish the job of putting them in jars and pressure cooking them.....Plan is to go mow and weed a neighbor ladies yard when Tayt goes home.... She was widowed in Oct 07 and needs some help.....My reading/commenting will be done on breaks and free moments...I wish you all well this day and success in your healthy eating and exercising..... Feel achieved this day!!!!!

MONDAY'S CALORIE COUNT & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast ~ Cereal (120) Skim Milk (45) Grapefruit Juice (90) COffee (0) Splenda Franch Vanilla Favoring (0) 1/2 shot glass S.F. Pumpkin Pie Syrup (tastes NOTHIN' like pumpkin) (0) 255

It is 11:00 a.m. and I just came in for my snack and some ice water..Been outside since 8:30 working on a 10' x 20' heavy duty metal & tarp shed thingy....It blew over last fall and the frame has been sitting in our yard ever since...Tarp had been folded and a couple holes needed patched...Need someplace to put my yard sale boxes, so I can find the house underneath all of this chaos....I took out a section of the frame to shorten the length up to be about 10' x 15' and can fix the tarp in a way that it will look nice, without patches showing and tight...Anchored it to some thick rebar that has been driven deep in the ground and I moved some old swing set poles with about 50# of concrete stuck to the bottom of them and set them beside the inside the corners and zip tied the swingset poles and shed frame together...They won't show outside ~ I am a little OCD in neatness on some things...Tried to get hubby to do it last year, but he SWORE it WOULD NOT blow away/over... ****UGH**** I am burning some calories today....Beans still need done and I will get to them this afternoon/evening after I get boxes out of my way...Hubby IS GOING TO BE SO SUPRISED to see it fixed and maybe not recongize the house either..........YA!!!!!!!!YA!!!!!!YA!!!!!!!..O.K. my break is over..One more side to cover and then I am carrying out boxes.....{*:*}

Snack ~ WW Yogurt (100) Wildflower Honey (45) 400

Now 2:00 p.m. and just came in from outside...Need to put the roof on the project and will need hubby's help with that...(12 feet peak up on a ladder isn't my forte') I am done in my own yard for the day and ready to eat dinner (lunch)....Going to rest about 30 minutes while I eat, then maybe have a few minutes to carry a few boxes to the back door before going to neighbors...

Dinner ~ Salmon Burger Patty (170) Thin Whole Wheat Bread (80) Mustard (0) Pickle Chip (5) Tomato (35) Apple (80) 770 ****Scratch the bread (-80) Pickle chip (-5) Tomato (-35) Add left-over salad from last night I forgot about (60 ?)**** 710

Snack ~ Blue Bunny NSA Krunch Bar (90) 800

It is now 8:45 p.m...Just getting home from neighbors...The kids rode their bikes and I walked/jogged 3.5 miles round trip.....We got there @ 4:00 p.m....Weed Whacked,Push Mowed along the edges of the pasture, Pulled Weeds, Raked & I planted a few marigold seedlings from my house (tangerine gems) beside her Zucchini & Watermelon vines.........Hubby came up and helped a bit after he got home. Brought home a bag full of home grown beef....She insisited on paying us and I DID NOT want that..So I told hubby to grab a couple packs of hamburger and a couple steaks...She was tickled that we took it...She wouldn't part with the porter house though (too funny).... We offered to help and the kids talked all the way home about how fun that was to help somebody and see a BIG smile on her face when we walked out the driveway....Meg fed the cows grass clippings and Ben kicked a couple field mice out into the pasture... I am pooped to high hilt and still haven't eaten supper....Not really hungry, but need to eat as I feel a H/A and nasuea coming on, due to not eating....Have been outside all but an hour today since 8:30 a.m......I can feel sun kissed skin and need a shower desperately.....Made sure to drink water and plenty of it...

Supper ~ Scrambled Egg/Egg White (85) Thin Whole Wheat Bread (80) Very Thin slice Smoked Mozarella Cheese (60) Tomato (30) Total Calories = 1055

Snack/Dessert ~ Nothin'

Water ~ 120 or more oz...As usual

MUCH LOVE HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU

Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

maria777 on 07/28/2008:
That is so sweet that you are helping your neighbor! Hope you have a wonderful day!


cybermom4 on 07/28/2008:
Yummmy fresh green beans - we have been enjoying ours for a couple weeks now. My son coats them in butter.. he's a skinny minny and loves the flavor. I steam them and we eat them but I have never canned them. Never got that ambitious...my hat is off to you :) I bet you really appreciat them in the winter!


grumpy on 07/28/2008:
You're always helping others and moving. You're so thoughtful and active, I love it. I bet you can feel a much different energy level for those chores now with all those 31 pounds gone!!! It's fantastic. You're doing amazing. I am eating well for the second day in a row. Wish me luck, it's going to be a day by day thing. I am optimistic I can do it this time as I am going back to dance class (i already did on thu, but the weekend classes made me unable to go until now) and eat healthy! Hope things with J are going to continue good so I can avoid some stress, but I also have to remember that when I lost the most was in the winter when I was sad and not feeling great at all. But i still didnt turn to food, so why would i now?

xoxoxox, love ya.


grumpy on 07/28/2008:
hahaha, yea, her comment made me laugh! i cant wait to be back to my old diet-animal self :)


Beth201P on 07/28/2008:
I've done that many times. lol I use to help my grandma can. I had many happy times during that. Miss her so much. Enjoy the green beans. Thank you so much for the comment. It really helps me a lot and I always look forward to getting those. Have a great night. ((Hugs))


loveray on 07/28/2008:
looks like you had another stellar day of service and gratitude. i love you and you are doing so well! congrats. xoxo


WI3 on 07/29/2008:
WOW! What full days you have! I am impressed! AND you stay on track with your eating and exercise, that is fantastic!


Jen40 on 07/29/2008:
Can I just say WOW!!!! You are really moving!!!


omahagrl on 07/29/2008:
You keep so busy!



thinnside40 - Sunday Jul 27, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

Saturday was a good day... Slept in, wasn't in too big a hurry to do anything..... Did church cleaning and was the for just shy of 6 hours. I wound up with finding a well water pipe breakage right before I left to come home. Helped the maintenance guy (lives next to the church~ good thing) pitcher out water and hold the pipe while he dug a hole to find the break..... Got home when it was time to eat supper, then headed out for a walk about 7:30 with the family.... We walked 4 miles.... Weather was so nice... The apples in the orchards are starting to turn colors and size up nicely.... Even though there is still plenty of summer left, I can see/feel/smell touches of fall every day....Dad's and our's corn is tasseling, cucumbers are forming, tomatoes are ripening, beans are getting picked to be canned, baby potatoes can be graveled, peas are almost done until more are planted for fall and cabbage is ready to be cut.... I didn't grow any beets or carrots this year, but my dad has plenty to divide up with us.. I love beets just boiled til tender and spray buttered.. NOT PICKLED ~ YUCK!.... I may can a few if there are any left after I get done eating them {*;*}......

Yesterday when I got to the church house... The music lady was there preparing music for today... She asked me how things were going and we got into a discussion about her summer trips and the fact that we haven't done anything yet.... She mentioned that my face had a �glow� to it and I seemed different for some reason (she has been away a lot this last 6 months).... I mentioned to her that I was feeling better physically/mentally, due to me �making it� in a way that I have never felt before.. I feel this IS the last time for me to go through the work of downsizing.... I have NEVER been this positive about this part of my life NEVER!..I figured I would be fighting to be �155� til the death of me.....and NEVER make it again (last time was in 1991/92).... I AM going to make it AND I AM going to NEVER go back to where I started from.... Maintenance will be a whole new chapter of this journey, but one that is going to be a chapter well read and eternal.... I feel as though I am ripping chapters out of a book as I achieve each pound being gone. I have went back and re-read chapters and added a few for good measure in the past, but this time I can't go back, cause the chapters of this book aren't there anymore.... GONE FOREVER!..Sorry!.....To get back to the music lady.....she asked me what size I was going to be looking for and I told her �16's� were next.... She told me she had a bunch (she has been trying PRISM, but unable to stick to a program with traveling so much) of that size and would bring whatever she was ridding of for me to sort through... She is a pretty nice dresser and doesn't buy cheap.... I am excited! As she walked out the door, she was all aflutter and a huge smile on her face and her arms swinging by her side (I can see her doing it still) saying �This is so exciting!....You just seem so happy & I love seeing you this way... Oh.....this is so exciting!!�...A very loving and pleasant lady as it is, but when she gets excited her whole body let's you know... It was a nice part of my day and did make me feel all bubbly myself...WE are ALL worth feeling this good!!!!!

I am headed to get ready for church.. No plans other than that for today, except try to get done all the things I wasn't able to previously this week. Will fit in a walk in the evening...... Didn't get to build a pit fire outside last night, so I am sure that will be on the agenda too......

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SUNDAY'S MENU & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast : )

Banana (80) Coffee (0) 1/4 Shot Glass of S.F. Raspberry Syrup (0) Splenda Mocha Flavoring Packet (0) Made a homemade S.F. F.F. Raspberry Mocha � YEA! Planned on having oatmeal w/cranberries, but ran out of time (80)

Snack : )

WW Yogurt (100) Honey (45) 225

Dinner/Lunch : )

Brown Rice (150) Peas (30) Turkey Breast (125 ?)Bread w/ jam (120) 650

Snack : )

Apple (80) 730

Supper : )

Lettuce (25) Peas (70) Cucumber (10) Tomato (35) 1/2 Corn on cob (30) FF Ranch Dressing (30) Chickpeas (55) minus a few calories, cause I didn't eat about 1/4 of what I fixed... 975

I have planned a walk @ 6:00 p.m. for 6 miles with "friend"...Trying to work through things and this is a testing time to see if things may be any better or if we need to "hash" things out completely to decide the future of our relationship as friends that talk/walk/communicate every day or just come to terms with our personalities not being ones that are compatable beyond casual conversation....Not self-torture, just need to be Christ-like in forgiveness and move on whatever it means or wherever it may lead....Closure on both sides possibly...Not desiring to "make a friendship" work where it just won't for whatever reason, cause not everybody gets along.......It is an ackward position I'm in....We attend church together and do both work for the church sometimes at the same time......I have closure as far as the dissolve and really don't feel we had a true friendship at all. Just need to not have the "friction" that has been evident too long and have a "grudge" being held against me for an eternity.......I was mad last Sunday when we walked, cause of the "clock watching" and being reminded of being a few minutes late getting started, so hopefully by going @ 6:00 p.m. and leaving the house @ 5:55 p.m. will give me a good start....I AM HAVING AN OPEN MIND with the Good Lord's guidance....

Just got in from walking the 6 miles "together".... Then I took off on another road and fast walked/jogged a mile by myself & MP3 player going (Austin's Bridge ~ An amazing young Christian bluegrass style group that keeps things peppy)Walk "together" was o.k....Kind of like it used to be. But the daily walking just isn't going to take place like it had been a few weeks back, as she has been going on her own (or with somebody else maybe, I didn't ask..She is one to fear for things and no to be on her own like I don't mind being).... I am getting into jogging a bit too and I don't think she has any desire to do any of that at all.....She isn't in this for exercise per say like I am...It is just a good source of fresh air and clearing of the sinuses for her....At least I gave it my best and now to walk together can be when possible or just not even brought up anymore..... Whew!

Snack/Dessert : )

Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Krunch Bar (90) Mini Bag of Popcorn (100) ~ I was hungry after going the 7 miles and not eating all my supper before....1165

Water ~ Copious Amount

Walked to date = 642miles

July = 71 miles

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MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU!

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Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

Moody2 on 07/27/2008:
What a great entry!! Very inspiring~I want that feeling as well. My journey is such a struggle..I KNOW that if I started exercising I would feel much better..Thanks again for the inspiration!


maria777 on 07/27/2008:
LOVED your entry, Jerri! You write so expressively...you are an outstanding communicator...I especially like the part about you can see/feel/smell touches of fall every day...cause that is how I have been feeling but just didn't know how to express it in words!!! Yes, even though we are in 'FULL SUMMER' here in S.C., I can 'sense' early fall beginning to come in! YAYYYY!!! It is my FAVORITE SEASON!!!

Hope you have a fantastic day!


TOmama on 07/27/2008:
You are going to have so many healthy and delicious vegetables, no wonder you are doing so well with your weight loss! Beets..mmmmmm I love them anyway they are prepared...even pickled!


TOmama on 07/27/2008:
I am using the activa yogurt, and honey. It sure is giving me the double whammy, but I'm going to stick with it for the two weeks and see how it goes. I'll stop if there are any ill effects, but for now I think of it as a cleanse, and I am drinking plenty of water, so no worried about dehydration. Did the yogurt make her sick or did she get the flu or something?

I can't wait to see your weight, you are eating so healhty, it is bound to pay off. Maybe after a few weeks I will start to do weekly weigh ins.


grumpy on 07/27/2008:
Hey girl, how sweet is this lady? we don't find people very often that get truly excited about something that is not related to them (unless you and she were very close). does it make sense? she seems the kind of person we want to surround ourselves with. you should bring her some of the goodies from your garden maybe, in exchange for her being so sweet and giving you clothes! I hope you find some cute stuff to wear.

And speaking about your dad, is he still walking and losing weight?

xo


maria777 on 07/27/2008:
I prayed...hope all goes well with your walk...


maria777 on 07/27/2008:
Sounds like you DID get a lot resolved during your walk...having peace of mind is a wonderful thing...happy for you! And thank you for your comment to me...and you are right!!!!!


lafemme_loca on 07/28/2008:
You are doing amazing and I love your resolve. Take care and have an awesome day.


Jen40 on 07/28/2008:
You ARE doing amazing indeed! I loved LOVED this entry, right from that cute scripture quilt at the top and all your detsils. What a great attitude, and the lady in the church story made me smile. I love people like that.



thinnside40 - Saturday Jul 26, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

I will be posting official weight on July 31st, instead of August 1st...I forgot that if I waited til a new month, my monthly average would be messed up....So 7/31/08 will be a "new" weight...

Friday was a good day. On the go day for sure!....My exercise consisted of WalMart shopping and getting in/out of the car most of the day... We got home and unloaded the car from our yard sales & shopping in the afternoon....Sat & ate a bite, then decided we best just get all the �running around� done in one day. We could have today & tomorrow to stick close to home then.... My dad's 73rd B.D. is Sunday and my grandma had mentioned to me that she was wanting a small fresh mess of peas & baby potatoes..... Hubby & Meg went out to pick some peas and graveled a few potatoes to surprise �great-g'ma�...Rested a bit... Ate supper, then headed to my parent's with a present/card about 7:45 p.m........ Left their house @ 9:45 p.m. and headed to grandma's.... Left her house @ 10:45...Got home @ 11:20.....So that tells you we were �on the go� ALL day pretty much..... G'ma was tickled to death with her �mess� as she calls it and to visit that late was kind of a treat... Doesn't go to bed til 11:30 or midnight most of the time anyways.. She had her teeth out, housecoat on and her house wasn't so hot... She lives in a nice mobile home, but doesn't have air conditioning.. This time of year is stifling and she doesn't like to keep windows open....Ahhhh.. Plus doesn't want an air conditioner, cause it's TOO LOUD!!!!!! Can't stand noises... Just lives with a quiet fan....

Today I slept in til 9:30 a.m.,...took a shower and am getting ready to go clean church for 4-5 hours.....Then the rest of the day is mine to �dig in� to more sorting & maybe list a couple things on Ebay afterwards..... Need to make beds, mop floors, do a couple loads of laundry & get back into the habit of setting out church clothes for Sunday on Saturday night. Making Meg take her bath too.... With only 1 bathroom for 4 of us, it makes for a crazy morning most Sundays.....

Looking forward to taking a walk this evening when the temps are cooler... Hubby wants to set a fire in the pit outside to roast hot dogs/marshmallows too... I don't like either one!....but will have a cup of decaf coffee and enjoy pretending we are camping with home luxuries...

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SATRUDAY'S MENU & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast : )

1/2 serv. Oatmeal (75) Dried Whole Cranberries (40) � c. Skim Milk (23) Coffee (0) 1/4 Shot Glass of S.F. Raspberry Syrup (0) Splenda French Vanilla Flavoring Packet (0) 138

Snack : )

Banana (85) 2 tsp. Smart Balance P.B. (66) 289

Dinner/Lunch : )

Turkey Breast Patty (200) Lite Whole Wheat Bread (80) Tomato (40) Pickle Chips (5) Squirt of Mustard (0) Apple (80) 694

Snack : )

WW Yogurt (100) Honey (45) ~ Scratch that!.....I wound up being at the church til almost 6:00 p.m...due to a well water pipe break I found at the last minute..... 694

Just gettin home from the church. I am dirty & tired.... My housework is going to wait til tomorrow, cause I want to go walking a bit after suppertime....There is a pleasant breeze and the weather is so nice.....

Supper : )

Salmon Chunk (100) Brown Rice (200) Peas (70) 1&1/2 tsp. Steak Sauce (10) Bite of Turkey Breast (YUMMY~ (30 ?)...Hubby cooked a whole turkey today, but I had a Turkey Burger at lunch and didn't want turkey for supper too......Blue Bunny (90)

Snack/Dessert : )

Went for a 4 mile walk with family........

Bite of Angel Food Cake that I found out hubby baked (50)......WW Yogurt (100) Honey (45) Daily calories = 1389

Water ~ Copious Amount

Walked to date = 631 miles

July = 60 miles

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MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU!

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Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

jon'smom on 07/26/2008:
Your menu looks good. Have a geeat day!


maria777 on 07/26/2008:
Very nice, busy family day yesterday! Big smile!


Beth201P on 07/26/2008:
Enjoy your weekend and have a blast. Menu looks good and yummy. :)


loveray on 07/26/2008:
yay for sleeping in late! you are so dedicated to your commitment to health and life; you deserve a little repreive! xoxo


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/26/2008:
hehe, i like how you have logically decided when to post a new weight! i like that! I'm going to do the same and weigh on July 31st. good plan, lady.

i love that smart balance pb! it's tasty and good for you. there's something about it that makes me want to not eat as much of it as i would regular pb. is that the case for you too?

we both slept in today. i think it's very healthy to do so when you are able and the body needs it. for the first time in awhile, i had energy ALL day!


grumpy on 07/26/2008:
hey, yeah, i know, i am relaxing now. what's done is done. i am more mad now for losing precious days as fas as eating healthy goes.. i am just delaying to get what i want, for no reason other than bad choices and lack of control. i just run to the store and got fresh strawberries, odwalla juice, diet tea, greek yogurt (rachel's tip) and ff cottage. So i am more organized for tomorrow. they don't have a microwave, it's a really weird place, there's nothing there but a place that sells egg rolls. we do get an hour lunch break so i can run to this place that has really great caprese salad. i can actually call them ahead and order and just pick up when i get there, so i dont have a risk of being late. whew.

I cant wait to see your new weight! :)


WI3 on 07/27/2008:
Happy Bday to your dad! You had a very busy day, hope you find some rest today! Have a wonderful day!



thinnside40 - Friday Jul 25, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

Thursday was a good day....No walking...In the evening I added a 1/2 junior cheeseburger, fries, a few onion rings & a diet pepsi to the fast food @ lunchtime....I had went to town...I found no clothing @ goodwill for myself, but a couple tops for Meg...Found a vintage desktop sphere cork ball pen holder to list on ebay later today....Yes they are somewhat desirable...I bought it on a chance for 99 cents and when I got home to look it up, I found a couple others that have sold $30-$45 in the past..Paul swung by G.W. to get Ben for his band practice...Off us girls went to WalMart (6:30) for a list full of items....Got into the store and after getting a 40# bag of dog food and a couple other items, I came upon my brother (always @ that store w/wife)...He pointed & said.."Hey, I just about called you!....My car won't start".... They had ice cream, ice & a couple other freezer items sitting in the car (85 degrees outside)...A nice employee went out to help him...Here came my sis-in-law in the store....Mind you she is on morphine & methadone for chronic pancreatitis and can lose track of time very quickly...I remembered my list, but forgot it in the car I figured out @ the dog food part....There went my mind!!!!!...Even with a list in that store, I only have half my mind....Anyways, sis kept wanting to stick with us and so I finally told her that I needed to get shopping...About that time Meg is quiet and resting on the shopping cart. She got a huge bruise on her shin yesterday from missing her bike jump and her getting caught in the bike as it fell on her leg...So, she was tired/bored/ready to come home..O.K...so no brained at this point with sis and her condition tagging along (I really don't mind ~ I hate to see her by herself like she is).......I hear "crash"..."oh mommy I am sorry" (I was looking at a pair of capris for me)...I look down and there is my "NEW" cell phone on the floor....(the old one remember died after being drowned twice, then dropped)...Battery & back scattered away from the phone.....AHHHHHH...Dog gone it!....Meg, what were you doing?...I just wanted to look at it and it slipped....O.K. assembled it and it worked..Thank you Jesus!...My brother had paged my sis and she STILL wouldn't go (remember the ice cream is in the car)....2 hours are about 30 minutes in her mind.....He finally came and found us and told her "LET'S GO!".....So, finally found a pair of capri's (clearanced for $6) for walking (I have been wearing jeans all this time) and did buy some new smaller sized undies.....I hadn't eaten since 2 p.m. and it was now 9:15 p.m.....I forgot that list and grabbed what I remembered, cause by now my mind was not only gone, but "fried"...Meg was tired, I was tired, I was hungry, Meg was hungry....Paul and Ben were home waiting for us...Have to go back to WalMart today anyways, cause Ben is buying a soft-air gun..I am taking my list AND hubby (brain back-up)....AND I am looking to see if they have any other colored capris...I tried them on before bed last night and I LOVE THEM!!!!! (16/18's) YEA!!!!!!Hubby said they look real nice....YEA!!!!!

So off this morning to a few yard sales..I don't have Tayt all day...Kids are still sleeping (well, woke Ben up to tell him we are going)..Hubby & I are alone for a little bit.... I will be back to update menu, read about yer days & comment....

Breakfast ~ Banana (85)

Snack ~ McDonald's Ice Cream Cone (150 ~ maybe less, cause it was the .50 summer special. In between a kiddie size & small) 235....

Dinner ~ Smart Balance P.B. (100) Thin Whole Wheat Bread (80) Fruit Spread (20) Apple (80) 515

Snack ~ Nothin' ~ Still 515

Supper ~ Oatmeal (150) Whole Dried Cranberries (45) Flax Seeds (54) Skim Milk (45) 1 sl. Sourdough Bread (110) 919

Snack ~ WW Yogurt (100) Honey (45) 1064

I did it Maria..I got an ice cream cone....Hubby & I went ahead to WalMart after Yard Sales to save some gas....So we enjoyed ice cream cones together and won't tell the kiddos... : o ) I did buy some S.F. popscicles for them though...We took our cooler with ice..It is a whopping 93 degrees out there!...Stopped by a fruit stand on the way home. Bought 4 ears of corn (like to try it before buying more), cucumbers (mine are just now starting to produce) and honey.....It is now 3:30 p.m. and I haven't eaten dinner (lunch)...I will keep it pretty light and work on some reserves stored up from yesterday's fast food stops.....Oh Ya!...I saw my Aunt in WalMart...She saw me on 4th of July, but I was wearing loose fitting clothing...BUT, today...she said to me "Man, you sure can tell you are shrinking!"....Shrinking? I love that word!!!!!!! I felt somewhat bad for her because she has been trying to get back on her "downsizing" journey, but since Easter she has been struggling..She has her 21 yr. old grandson living with her and fixes meals for her husband and whoever else is at her house at the time..Fixing seperate things by the time she is done babysitting her other grandkids all day long, etc..She is just pooped.....She had went down by 20#....I don't think she has put any back on, but know all too well how she feels in the struggle to get back at it...Don't we all!...When we departed, she said "tomorrow I will"...and I told her "good" in a very positive way...I am hoping that her seeing me may give her the nudge she needed...I want my dad, my aunt, hubby & I to look so much healthier this coming holiday season..I actually bought 2 packs of photo insert Christmas cards @ a Yard Sale today for $1 (Suzy Zoo $12.50/box) in hopes I will desire to maybe FINALLY send out our first "Family Photo" card EVER.....Kinda early to mention,but it WILL be here before we know it..... No more capri's in any other color in the size I needed either...All other colors were too big (what a nice change!)...

MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU

Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/25/2008:
Wow, that's quite the trip to Wal-Mart!! You know, I forget my head in Wal-Mart all the time, whether I have a list with me or not. I think it's because it's such a large department store (to small town me, anyways) and it's too overwhelming. Man, I must have SUCH a small mind!!!! Anyways, have a great weekend and keep up with that walking!!


grumpy on 07/25/2008:
You're so lively in your stories, felt like I was there in shopping frenzy with you guys. hehe. How is your sister in law hanging in there? Good to hear she was out and about though. And i drop my cell phone all the time. J makes fun of me. I have my keys in one hand, the sunglasses in the other, my bag, my cell on the other hand.. only i don't have 3 hands... so the cell is always the one to go down. hahahaha. Never broke it thought, it always works when i assemble it back. ha ha ha. Glad you like your new capris! xo


mcwoo40 on 07/25/2008:
Hello,I thought it must be you with them pictures!!I hope you are ok,I'm sorry i have'nt even began to read any diaries,you seem to be doing well as for me i feel ashamed of myself for not stickin to it *sigh*.Be good dd friend and i will 'talk' soon, Julie.


selina on 07/25/2008:
Hi Thin! Sounds like you are having a busy day after another and having all kinds of fun! Enjoy the summer!


loveray on 07/25/2008:
hang in there, love you and thanks so much for your support this week!! xoxo


Wi3 on 07/25/2008:
Wow, what a shopping trip! So happy you found the capri's and that you love them! And that your hubby finds them attractive as well*wink* Have a fantastic evening!


maria777 on 07/25/2008:
Wow! Sounds like you've sure been REAL REAL BUSY!!!!! Happy for you on the nice capris!!! Doesn't it make ya feel good to get yourself something sometimes? And you really needed to! Big smile! The portulocas (sp?) I got my Sister are part reds and part oranges mixed...full bloomed, very pretty. Here we have them in a big assortment of colors! I just came in from gardening around 7:30 pm...I set out flowers...orange lantanas, orange marigolds, and orange zanias (sp?) and put red mulch around them and on the flower beds.


loveray on 07/25/2008:
thank you. it has been rough. it has been discovered that there is a possibility i have a cyst on my thyroid or pituitary gland. my doctor said this could make me feel abnormally anxious or sleepless! i am praying this is not a big deal and that med alterations are the answer, but needless to say-made the week a little more stressy. i am going to just lay low this weekend and be happy to get to the doc on monday. happy and peaceful thoughts to you!! xo


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/26/2008:
sounds like you got in some tasty foods there! :) we both went for fries yesterday and i hope your's were as good as mine!

stay well...get in some walking!


maria777 on 07/26/2008:
Hope you're having a wonderful morning! Thanks for singing happy birthday to me! Love ya!, Maria



thinnside40 - Thursday Jul 24, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

Wednesday was a good day....The early morning 6 mile walk did me some good to get the day started..... Got some things done I wanted to during the day,but not all.. Tried to, but just couldn't..... After supper we went for a 2 mile walk as a family.

Today is a day to go spend some money of my own on groceries, etc........ Ahhhhhhh somebody else's money too!!!!... My vacuum cleaner at church died last week and now I have a budget of $600 to go get a nice one that will last longer than a regular household one did..... I may or may not get much done in the house, but at least I will get some things accomplished no matter what it is......

I must say I was looking in the closet and in my drawers with all of this sorting going on and I have gone from an abundance of clothing that I could wear to 2 pair jeans, 2 pair dress pants, 4-5 blouses, 4 t-shirts, 2 pair jammie sets (too big, but their jammies), 2 nightgowns (too big, but there gowns), 2 brazeeres (gap at the sides, but can hook them to the last set of hooks) and a weeks worth of undies..... I need to go shopping after my Yard Sale!!!!! I usually spend the money on the kid's school supplies and clothes, but to be able to spend some on me for a change will be invigorating.... We may go out of town to Oregon, so we don't have to pay sale's tax and we can have a get-away at the same time.... Haven't went anywhere (camping or overnite trip either one) for the last 2 years for one reason or another and it is about time we did....

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THURSDAY'S MENU & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast : )

Scrambled Egg/Egg White (104) Tomato (40) Banana (85) ~ Coffee (0) with � c. Skim Milk (23) & � Shot Glass of S.F. Raspberry Syrup (0) 252

Snack : )

WW Yogurt (100) Fireweed Honey (45) 397

Dinner/Lunch : )

2 McDonald's Snack Wraps (660) Diet Coke (0) 1057

WOWZEEBUBS!!!!!!! Just when ya think something is somewhat healthy for ya....I can adjust I know, but I could of ate something much better probably....It was 2:00 p.m.....I had been vacuum shopping, hadn't had anything from fast food in a while, was hot...NOW I am cranky!.... A good cranky, but disguisted that I didn't eat just one and THEN come home to look up nutritional facts before eating the 2nd one....Missed Tayt's dad literally by 3 minutes....So, I have him for a couple more hours now....His dad was headed to town I guess..Oh well!...Ben has band practice @ 6:00 p.m. and I will head to WalMart after dropping him off.....Take my time, cause I am NOT spending anymore of my $25 worth (5.82 gallons ~ $4.29/gal.) of gas I just got by coming ALL THE WAY HOME before picking him up @ 8:00 p.m......So here are the facts on a wrap!

Calories 330

Total Fat 16g 25%

Saturated Fat 5g 25%

Trans Fat 2g

Cholesterol 35mg 12%

Sodium 780mg 32% (WAY WAY TOO MUCH for me.... My lunch = more than I usually eat in a day)

Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%

Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

Sugars 2g

Protein 14g 28%

I forgot to mention that I got a Simplicity (made in the USA) Commercial Vacuum with a heavy duty chord & extra long hose..plus attatchments.....I mentioned to the guy that I was purchasing for our church....He brought the price down from $549 to $499 AND threw in a $28 bag of 10 extra bags for free....Came to $540 with tax....YEA!!!! Now I want a new vacuum for home.... A Simplicity (little less than 8 pounds) that is 40% more effective than an Oreck....I tried it out and it had so much suction that it almost took off with me.....So nice! Probably have to go sit on Santa's lap come the day after Thanksgiving and "wish" for one....

Snack : )

Nothin' now

Supper : )

?

Snack/Dessert : )

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Water ~ Copious Amount

Walked to date = 631 miles

July = 60 miles

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MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU!

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Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

maria777 on 07/24/2008:
Going to Oregon sounds wonderful...have you ever heard of the 'Oregon Trail'??? I don't know if I saw a show on tv about it or what but that is what comes to my mind...and 2 years...yes it is 'high time' for y'all to go on a trip and the savings will surely help to pay for it...do y'all in Washington not have a 'tax free' weekend? We, here in S.C. do...matter of fact I need to check...I think it bes in August...

Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!


omahagrl on 07/24/2008:
My hubby decided about 4 years ago he decided to make a room out of a covered porch. He just needs to finish the ceiling and some of the windo framing but after 4 years of waiting i decided this spring to move in furniture and start decorating. I also put an old entertainment center and now have a TV an DVD player out there. I love it as it gives me my own space. Last month I bought about 4 plants and they are also doing great out there. Best part is the amount of windows! I wouold love to see your part of the country. I have seen alot of the US but never made it up there.


grumpy on 07/24/2008:
hey sweetie, spending some money os smaller clothes for yourself will be exciting and i am sure the kids will be thrilled for you too. you should make a big deal out of it, take them along, try clothes and show them to see what they like, try on silly hats and things you won't buy just for the fun of it! Also, a little get away would be a great idea if you haven't been anywhere in a while. xoxo


TOmama on 07/24/2008:
Lucky you and shopping! I'm waiting till I hit 170 to do that, and then just 1 or two things.

Lots to do in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest has wonderful walking, hiking and bike trails, and the scenery makes you forget just how much you are exerting yourself.

On the vacumn cleaner...I have a dyson, it's marvelous, and around your price range- you should look into it.


selina on 07/24/2008:
Hi Thin! Enjoy your shopping trip! I love Oregon, it has the most beautiful and scenic coast, in my opinion! Having said that, I love the California and Washington State Coasts, too.... Wonderful to be buying smaller clothes, congrats!


sweetpea1977 on 07/24/2008:
Way to go on all the walking. I envy you! Im hoping to resume my walking when the baby is older and the weather is cooler. I miss my long walks!

Oooh, I have a recommendation for the new vacuum cleaner - DYSON (especially the new one if it fits your budget!). I love my Dyson vac...its better than all the Hoovers I used to buy. Enjoy your shopping spree! :o)


sweetpea1977 on 07/24/2008:
Thanks for the comment. My son is like your daughter...he's not a fan of pacifiers and prefers me. Of course, the only other thing that will pacify him is a bottle. And I dont want him to rely on that for falling back to sleep, especially after his teeth come in.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/24/2008:
i certainly agree - go spend some cash on yourself!!! you do deserve it...as well as NEED it! gosh, you have less clothes than i do! actually, in terms of pants/shorts we probably have about the same!


maria777 on 07/24/2008:
Sounds like you've had a very busy afternoon! Good on the vacumn cleaner! We need to get another one, too for our house...only had the one we have about a year but bought cheap and it was a good one. Have a good evening!


maria777 on 07/24/2008:
Did ya find anything at the thrift store???


Beth201P on 07/24/2008:
Hey...Spending money on yourself is important also. Enjoy shopping for some new clothes. ((Enjoy your Friday)) HUGS!!


lafemme_loca on 07/25/2008:
Yay for Oregon ! I go home to Oregon twice a year... and people laugh at me for going shopping for most of my regular stuff there but heck 8.25% off is still better than nothing. I will be up in Oregon in August for a week and a half and I don't know if my parents will then want to travel into Washington or not. They have some property off of Lower Lake Cushman on the Olympic peninsula. I have only been up there twice in the eight years they have had it. Anyway, have fun shopping and may God bless you tomorrow.



thinnside40 - Wednesday Jul 23, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

It is 6:00 a.m....I am headed out on a walk.... Will let ya know how far when I get back and post an entry....... Wish me luck... This girl is out of her comfort zone... Been getting up @ 8:15 every morning.....(((((((((AHHHH)))))))))

O.K. I'm back....Left the house @ 6:15 and got home @ 7:49...Went 6 miles....Added a few intervals of jogging when I figured nobody could see me...Just God, me, birds, bees, cows, horses, goats and the sounds of tractors out in the orchards this morning...It is apple thinning time here, so workers are out early...Hubby mentioned when I left out this morning that he did want to take a walk tonight...Last night was way too windy (40mph gusts). Not as bad as the town 35 miles from us that got 50 mph gusts all night long...

Tuesday was a fair day..... Was sleep deprived, emotionally drained.... BUT, I made myself let go of mental baggage that is no longer necessary to hang onto.. That wasn't easy for me to do..... Did not get much accomplished needless to say......Pretty lazy! That is why when I woke up this morning @ 5:15 I talked myself into going for a walk... Needed to get off on the right foot and get something accomplished for this day, before kids woke up & Tayt arrives....... Ben is now up, but Meg is sleeping & Tayt isn't here (was suppose to be early) Oh well!....He will show sometime..

Last night I was talking to my g'ma (89 years young) and the subject of thyroid came up.... She couldn't remember if she had high or low thyroid...I told her "low"....My cousin's girlfriend just found out she has "too high" and I told G'ma that it can be dangerous and make ya lose weight (which this gal has unnecessarily & not on purpose) and I told her that hypothyroidism (low) could cause weight-gain...She said to me "Well then, maybe that is why I'm so fat?" (laughing) and I reminded her that I too had hypothyroidism....To that she said "See, then maybe that's why yer so fat!?".....I passed it off and told her "well, not SO FAT anymore!" But, it still stung a little when she said it..... I am learning to let those things not bother me so much, but when it is someone you love dearly and they catch ya off guard like that it is hard sometimes to ignore it.....I have mentioned this because I can see a positive change in my behaviour with each pound drop and am learning to "come back" instead of "sulking"....Look for those things that are great changes in behavior with each pound gone and you will really see how far you've come.......

I am off to eat breakfast then take a shower...... I have much to get done and make up for the time I didn't utilize yesterday.......O.K....Just went to get a cup of coffee & the pot is off....Poor hubby didn't even tell me that the coffee can is empty..He went without this morning.....I went and dug out the "jingle java" from the freezer from Christmas that my sister-in-law gave us and ground enough for a pot...Not much of a flavored coffee drinker (to bitter), but NEED my coffee....Will add a Splenda no-cal vanilla flavor packet I guess.....

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WEDNESDAY'S MENU & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast : )

Oatmeal (150)Cranberries (50) Banana (85) Splash Skim Milk (40) ~ Coffee (0) 325

Snack : )

Cracker Jack Rice Cake (60) 385

Dinner/Lunch : )

Lite Whole Wheat Bread (80) S.B. P.B. (100) ALl Fruit (40) Gala Apple (80) 685

Snack : )

WW Yogurt (100) Fireweed Honey (45) 830

Supper : )

Beef Rice Strogonaff (500) Thin bread (40) Jam (30) 1400

Went on a 2 mile walk with family

Snack/Dessert : )

Cereal (250) 1650

Water ~ Copious Amount

Walked to date = 635 miles

July = 64 miles

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MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU!

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Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

omahagrl on 07/23/2008:
Have fun on your walk. It is too bad we all live so far from each other. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to get together once in a while. We are so much alike when it comes to friends as MJ is truly the best friend I ever had. Have a great day!


grumpy on 07/23/2008:
Enjoy your day, my friend! xo.


raksi on 07/23/2008:
Yay, walking!! I'm trying to establish walking in mornings too with bouts of intervals. It's hard to get up, but once I've walked, I alwasy feel great!! I have a walking buddy though that gives me wake up calls. Kudos to you for being self-motivated that's awesome!! I'm going to start logging my miles too. Good idea!! :)


legcramps on 07/23/2008:
Great job on the 6 mile walk!!! You must just boot'er the whole way! Good for you!


grumpy on 07/23/2008:
hahahaha i did realize what you posted, i didn't say anything, because i wasn't sure you did it on purpose or not. you big goof.


glycrina on 07/23/2008:
Hey I just read yesterday's post about your friend. I want you to know that I have the same problem with a similar person . . . a woman that I work with. She takes everything I say as an offense and I have tried everything. Last week, I got sick of apologizing for who I am, afterall there are lots of people who love me just the way I am, offensive and all. I don't intend to hurt anyone's feelings and as long as I am not malicious or rude on purpose, I don't have anything to apologize for. I may not be the most diplomatic or sensitive person, but my heart is always in the right place. I like people who are straightforward and honest and who are are comfortable with who they are; that is why I like you!!


omahagrl on 07/23/2008:
Hey what happened to the picture. LOL I did not even notice it. I am rolling on the floor!!!!!


glycrina on 07/23/2008:
re: my family's visit . . . my parent's are still here which is great. They take a lot of energy though especially since I work all day and then I have to entertain them when I get home. But I think I lost my desire when I started to get angry: angry at my job, angry at not losing enough weight, angry at the weather, angry about my lack of importance in this world etc. I know that anger is not useful, but it has worked for me in the past or else I would not continue to get angry. I need to work through some of the issues . . .I will work out today!!


maria777 on 07/23/2008:
Hehehe!!! Just read your comment to me.

Good on getting up early and getting your walk in...I bet the apple orchards are so pretty!

YAYYYY!!! on letting go of 'mental baggage'...big YAYYYY!!! to that and that goes for me as well!

As for what you G'ma said, don't pay it any attention...recently I've had 2 of my relatives say things to me that I had to not pay any attention to, also!

Hope you have a very wonderful day! Big smile!


TOmama on 07/23/2008:
I tried the honey in my yogurt this morning...MMMmmmm!! Thanks for the tip! You're doing great! I know what you mean about people saying stuff, it does hurt. My neighbour that I hardly know saw me last week and asked me if I was getting bigger?! Then he told me not to get too big! Of course he is 80 years old so I chalked it up to senility! I suppose I should thank him , I've made a concious effort to get rid of the fat ever since. LOL.


grumpy on 07/23/2008:
I cannot wait to be back on track like in the good old days! give me a couple of days and I will be there. I know it. Love ya!


selina on 07/23/2008:
Hi Thin! Thanks! Counting calories was not that green monster I was dreading after all. It's working for me!

Hey, what happened to that picture you posted this morning? I saw it briefly and was looking for it again... (just kidding!!!)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/23/2008:
i would say the type of milk/sugar you add to your coffee makes a difference, especially if you're like me and having multiple cups now that they're freshly brewed and free at work. i try to have the decaf. i bring my own Hood milk and a whole glass of it is only 45 calories. so, it doesn't really affect how many calories are in my coffee. :)

anyways, good for you on giving yourself a kick and of your own internal motivation to get out early this morning!


abdab74 on 07/24/2008:
Hearing about your Grandma reminds me of why I dread spending time with mine. She is a critical person to everyone in her life, and me being ultra-sensitive makes it hard for me to be around her. It used to catch me off guard but now when I am around her I am always ready for whatever comment she has to throw my way, usually involving my weight. It's hard to hear things like that.


hollybelle on 07/24/2008:
I really liked your comment on omaha's diary about some of us dd'ers being with you in spirit on your walks. I feel that way, too. I think about the people on here just like I do the people I know in my hometown! I've never had internet relationships before! It's kind of cool. I'd like to have a DD'ers convention sometime - or maybe regional get togethers so that those of us who are close geographically could meet in person easily. Might be kind of cool. Your comments about g'ma took me back - my grandmother was overweight most of her life - she lost 55 lbs and kept it off late in life - 60's and 70's (she wasn't even 5 feet tall)and became a lifetime member of WWs - shows you are never too old to change. She always said she wished she could have done it sooner. But my point is - she would say things like "I'm fat" about herself and I'd say - "Oh, don't say that" and she would reply "Why not, I know I'm fat". Even though I think it bothered her to be big, somewhat, I don't think she looked at it the same way some of us do. It may have been a generational thing....growing up in the depression era, etc. There wasn't as much pressure on that generation to be thin as now, I don't think. Personally I don't think it's anyone's business what size the next person is. Until we learn to see the person inside not so much the body outside we will still have the issues we have in our society regarding body image and eating disorders. Now, all that said (didn't mean preach) I still think we should try to be a healthy as we can, but from a health standpoint, rather than appearance standpoint - one will just take care of the other. So now - onward with my own mission, girlfriend - thanks for "listening".


maria777 on 07/24/2008:
Hope you're having a wonderful Thursday! SMILE!


legcramps on 07/24/2008:
LOL!!! Thanks for the comment, it was hilarious and made me laugh out loud, even though i'm at work right now!!! I guess I need someone to just tell me to "knock it off" once in a while. You're right :) Thanks!!



thinnside40 - Tuesday Jul 22, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 206.0

Monday was a good day....... It got to 96 degrees before the day was over...... We went for about a 3.5 mile walk @ 8 p.m.....

Woke up this morning to a pleasant breeze and feels like it may be a bit cooler for this day at least.....YEA!.... Working on organizing the bedroom and got it to a point of not having to make a path to the bed for all the boxes/clothes/hangers that have been in the way.....

Having a bit of difficulties with �friend�....That has been going on for 5 weeks now..... Up til this last week I had allowed this to effect my �downsizing� efforts and attitude about it.... Came to the conclusion that I was �allowing� them to effect me 100% and I could change that by not �allowing� them to trod on my well-being....I CAN control how I react........Anybody ever have that trouble of no matter what ya say, how ya say it, how nice ya say it & explain the best you can that something ISN'T ALL about the other person.... They STILL take it personal or you didn't say it the right way.... Right now.. That's me!.... I am tired/fatigued/wore out from what I call "mini anxiety attacks" or "tension attacks" for trying to say the right thing in the right way and it just not working.....My chest gets so tight and I get all hot faced & jittery, etc..... I CANNOT say ANYTHING the right way... Even if I sugar coated it and put a sweet cherry on top of the chocolate syrup topped sugar it was coated with in the first place....... Lord help me I pray for I am done trying as of today...... Said my peace and how it is taken is all up to the other person from here on out.... I am taking time out for me in some areas and enjoying the summer with my kids & husband for the first time in 13 years... I don't have a house full of other peoples kids to be �mom� to until 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. every day....I am really enjoying not having a �strict� schedule... Sleeping in and not �scheduling� anything that isn't a pressing matter and �just being�......Fall time comes things may change, but I am enjoying each day as it is for right now.....

On a lighter note....My new cell phone is charged & working (been without one for over a week)....My previous one a couple months ago had been dropped in the toilet...I was taking it to the bedroom with me cause I use it for the alarm sometimes....I saw that the lid on the toilet was up when I passed by the bathroom (I am a big lid down person), so went in to put it down and the phone slipped out of my hand right into the water before the lid was completely down...AHHHH...Took a week to dry out and worked perfect....TIL....I had it straddling a glass of Diet W.C. Pepsi (trying to carry too much at once) about 3 weeks ago.... Took 1 day to dry out and worked perfect.....TIL..... 2 Sundays ago it fell out of the holder hanging on my purse onto a concrete floor. Then it was in pieces and pronounced "dead"....Ordered a new phone on Saturday & it arrived yesterday....Was going to upgrade in September when I am eligible, but I actually like this $60 one, just doesn't have a camera......Must say that phone troubles are running a bit high here in the household, cause found our computer dial-up droppage every 5-10 minutes has been due to a puppy chewed phone chord.... Had to splice it together and put a chord on the shoping list for Thursday or Friday.....

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TUESDAY'S MENU & ACTIVITIES

Breakfast : )

WW Yogurt w/ Honey (145) Banana (90) � c. Grapefruit Juice (45) 280

Snack : )

2 Quaker Sweet & Salty Oats,Nuts & Honey Bars (150) 430

Dinner/Lunch : )

Salmon Patty (170) Thin Whole Weat Bread (80) Tomato (30) Apple (80) Mustard (0) 8 Special Dark Chocolate Chips & 3 Macadamia Nut Pieces (bagged for baking) (maybe 40....1 TBS is 90 cals) (400) 830

Snack : )

#1 ~Ruby Red Grapefruit (70) 900

#2 ~1/2 sl. Sourdough Bread w/ Apricot All Fruit (60) 960

Supper : )

Salad (Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber,Chickpeas, Little Grate of Cheese, FF Lite Ranch Dressing) (400 ~ maybe a little less) 3 little Chicken Nugget things that I threw the bag away before getting nutritional facts (100 ? )1460

Snack/Dessert : )

1 Cinnamon Graham Cracker (65) 1 whole cracker has THAT MUCH!!!! Daily Total =1525

Water ~ Copious Amount

Have been wanting to go on a walk so badly, but the wind is fierce and I am thinking of just baggin it for this day..... We had some kids (4-5) roaming around the school next door last night @ 11:00...Climbing on the roof and moving equipment around...Called the sheriff and they called the Fire Dept. to bring their ladder down to check the roof, but the mischief makers were already gone..Go figure...Got that settled to have the neighbors up behind us have about 20 kids yelling and screaming, playing in the pool...Sheriff kept asking if we thought they might be the ones @ the school..Told him we didn't think so, but as soon as he got that ladder up on the building the party ended and cars scattered....hmmmmmmm?????Don't know them that well yet, so can't say yay or nay..... Last week it was fireworks being thrown out car windows next to the hay barn next door and found out who was doing that.........We made it to sleep about 12:30 a.m. or later each night the last 2 weeks or pretty near close to it....I think I may just go bubble bath it and call it a day...I WILL WAKE UP A MORE CHEERY PERSON TOMORROW!!!!!!!! I will! I will! I will!

Walked to date =632.5 miles

July = 61.5 miles

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MUCH LOVE, HAPPINESS & SUCCESS TO YOU!

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Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 51 lbs to go!

selina on 07/22/2008:
Hi Thin! I'm glad you are getting cooler weather, the heat must be exhausting. We are having our temps in the 60s and high 50s. Typical Suiss weather, though.

I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you are having with your friend... hang in there, and take care of yourself. Hugs to you!


omahagrl on 07/22/2008:
This is one of the reasons why I do not have a lot of close friends as I am very honest. I have no problem if someone were to tell me something was bothering them about me. Some times it is like they say that the truth hurts. Know in your heart that you are a great person and we cannot let how other people feel or take things disrupt our successes.


maria777 on 07/22/2008:
Big smile to you! Love, Maria


maria777 on 07/22/2008:
Hey, now...you have GOT to cheer up, Sister! What is this 'don't care' deal???


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/22/2008:
yay for new cell phones! i once spilled a drink in my purse and it killed my cell! it's so frustrating!

so you are upgrading your internet connection? it seems that we all have to "upgrade" with anything and everything including tv digital signal now. that's life i guess. expensive but mandatory.

i hope you have a good dinner and feel better. the heat may be getting to you as well. i must admit, due to weather and other circumstances, i haven't exercised in the evening Monday or Today like I had planned. so your exercise today was for me and you!


loveray on 07/22/2008:
im sorry to hear that you are having difficulty too. i REALLY feel like just giving up on life today as sad as that sounds. i miss my mom desperately and the 2 "male contenders" in my life basically have told me they do not want to be with me. there is so much more to life and rachel but i am just feeling like as much effort as i am putting into it, i am getting crap back. SUCH the wrong attitude, i know. i am not sure how to stop feeling so sad and angry. xo


grumpy on 07/22/2008:
You're such a good person that i think you're probably letting it trouble you more than it should/could. Sometimes people don't speak the same language, as they cant understand each other (or don't want to). maybe your friend has something going on in her life and is taking it out on you (because i cant imagine you actually being hurtful and unfair!). Maybe some time off is the best thing right now. Time heals all, no? Xoxo


maria777 on 07/22/2008:
A good nite's rest always helps. Take care and y'all have a good nite over there in Washington.



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