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KathyBlue - Sunday Oct 10, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 216.7

for V.... :-)

Progress as of today: 109.5 lbs lost so far, only 76.7 lbs to go!

V on 10/10/2010:
Oh my!!! They look great on you :) i see you didn't even have to fix the length!!! Wow!!!!! I am glad they worked ;)

V on 10/10/2010:
So are those the one's with the patch sewn on the inside pocket??

loveray on 10/10/2010:
you look AMAZING> congrats, lovely lady!! such an inspiration!

V on 10/10/2010:
Wow so do you want to know what size they are?? i can e-mail it to you...

hollybelle on 10/10/2010:
OMG - the clothes do make the woman! You look EVEN slimmer in these pants that fit so well! Awesome! That's also a very "cute" pic of you by the river with your Wilson Tennis bag! And I like that French Women Don't.....List! I'm gonna go through that with some thought and check off the ones I consistently do and work on the ones I don't !!

tangalyn on 10/10/2010:
lookin good kathy, look so thin :D keep up the good work!!

V on 10/10/2010:
Psssst sorry to inform you that you are wrong!!! Those are 16's :) :)

hopingforhealth on 10/10/2010:
Thanks! I love those shoes! So cute!

V on 10/10/2010:
3????? I wish!!! LOL I don't think i would look very healthy at a size 3! I am waiting to til I am at my maintaince part to get fitted BUT of course you will be the first to know!!!

V on 10/10/2010:
You are a funny girl!!! LOL...perfect solution to you evershrinking breasts??? Victoria Secret push up bras...I too would like to get a boob job after all this in done...With my pushup bra you would never could tell they are the size of raisins now!!!! they are a bit on the pricey side but well worth the investment..If ther is not a store there you could go to www.victoriassecrect.com

Maria7 on 10/10/2010:
What a CUTE photo! SO SWEET!!! :-D

sweetpea1977 on 10/12/2010:
I JUST saw this, thanks to panda's comment on your Oct 12 entry. You are sooooo skinny! Look at those legs and arms!! WOW! You are such a wonderful inspiration to me!!

KathyBlue - Saturday Oct 09, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 216.7

-LY Ladies, good morning!

I wish a marvelous weekend to everyone!

I have to run, have Pilates and PowerPool today. Yesterday I had a HidroPower class at night. The Brazilian instructor we have was absent so we got a woman (unfortunatelly don't know the name) and we had the MOST PERFECT class ever. I couldn't feel my legs at the end of those 45 min, LOL! The woman was just like one I want to be when I've lost all my extra weight. Not at all thin, but not too much fat, in good condition. Ok, she had a breast size I won't ever have, at least F or G... (I have D...) ARRRGH...

I will be at work today, ALONE. I have to finish up a project, very messy - and tomorrow morning also. Then, tomorrow afternoon is reserved for FRENCH studies. Have to memorize the words and phrases we had on those 2 classes this week.

Today's menu:

08H00 - chocolate soy milk, LIGHT (92 kcal/200 ml, not bad) with cereals (total: 400 kcal)

13H00 - a fitness cookie (100 kcal)

14H00 - a grilled chicken leg and salad (lettuce, corn, carrot + olive oil and vinagre) - 450 kcal + 200 kcal mango

16H00 - a yogurt (50 kcal) and 2 yellow plums (HMM DELICIOUS!!!) (100 kcal)

17H00 - a coffee w LF milk

grand total: 1400 kcal


About the massage: It was OK, if I'd need to give a rate between 1 and 5, I'd rate it for 2 though. The girl was OK, but she did half an hour instead of 1 hour (for the record, I have 2x30min massage per month, or I can mark a full hour. I did so, for 1PM Saturday. They called me, begged to change to midday. I told them I had PowerDeep til midday, I may be late but did the favour.) I arrived 12.15, she told me she wouldn't be able to do 1 hour, but 45 min. I told her it'd be OK. So we finished at 12.45 instead, she "forgot" my arms (very bad...) and filled my head with lot of publicity about a good doctor who does non-invasive laser treatment to lose 6 cm's per treatment, and they do a special massage to "forward" the fat to the urine faster so it'd leave the body through natural ways... Well. No favors for anyone from now on. I pay a lot of money per month to them.

Pilates was great, the PowerDeep: MARVELOUS again, the same lady as yesterday on the HidroPower. Why do I like her: because she follows the movement of each person and she corrects us whenever its needed. The exercises are repeating in a good way, we learn the movements and then we do it, but not like once or twice but five or more times! Now that's the way I like to move! I feel I'm doing something good, WELL because the teacher corrects me if I'm wrong, and I feel good after the class!

They say she's a swimming teacher... I'd need to do that also, I just haven't had the courage since September to start swimming classes... Maybe this time I change my mind and will check her schedule... 


Progress as of today: 109.5 lbs lost so far, only 56.7 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/09/2010:
You are one busy woman, if you are not working you are exercising. Good for you. I hope you finish up your work and studies and get some time to relax before the weekend is over!!:)

katsu5 on 10/09/2010:
Oh you are very active person:) Now I know why you have already lost almost 110 Ibs!!! That's really impressive.

V on 10/09/2010:
good morning my love!

justine on 10/09/2010:
what a great meal plan! that is really well rounded and impressive- rock star!!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/09/2010:
I agree..very very busy...and as for the massage I would definitely not have put up with that!!

tangalyn on 10/09/2010:
very busy day for u... hope its a good one!!:)

selina on 10/09/2010:
Holly is right, it's just plain old bureaucracy! I do need a massage, except that I'm too cheap to pay the prices they ask for! I'll splurge one of these days....

So sorry to hear about the massage, ugh! As they say, there is no such thing as a free lunch...

CoverGirl on 10/09/2010:
LOL Yeah I seem to have a problem with just sticking around :) Imma try a lot harder this time tho (:

hollybelle on 10/09/2010:
Great exercise - so nice about the instructor. Sorry about the massage! The massage therapist sounds like a real bummer - fat fast forward through the system - yeah right! You know alot more about getting in shape than that chickie!

KathyBlue - Friday Oct 08, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 216.7

Good morning, Ladies! :-)

I weighed in today morning, and my current weight stays the same. I'm "up" 200 grams but I won't count that as it can be anything. I take the challenge of "Losing 2 LBS in a week.". So next weigh-in: 18 November (will give it an extra weekend).

I have to work a lot during this weekend... but, before that happens, I still have a Relaxation Massage booked for Saturday midday. A one hour massage, yuppeyay! A one hour massage per month is included in my monthly pass for the tennis/pool, etc... Speaking of tennis: cancelled today due to bad weather. And it doesn't seem like tennis on Monday, either... I'm so sad... I go to HydroPower class today, and tomorrow Pilates + PowerPool.... now that's LOVELY...

 Today's menu:

08H00 - LF milk w/ coffee and muesli (300 kcal)

10H00 - LF milk w/ coffee 100 kcal

13H00 - salad (lettuce, onions, tomato, cucumber + olive oil and vinegar) with a tin of sardines in tomato and mango (450 kcal)

16H00 - a yogurt, 4 slices of small whole toast w/ LF cheese, rest of the mango (400 kcal)

21H00 (after HidroPower) - some cooked pasta with a triangle cheese and a green pepper (250 kcal)

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Progress as of today: 109.5 lbs lost so far, only 56.7 lbs to go!

V on 10/08/2010:
:( i know how much you enjoy your classes so hopefully you will be back out there soon :)Have an awesome weekend (as if i have to tell you) LOl ;)

V on 10/08/2010:
Oh goody I can't wait to see you in them :) YAYYYYYYYYY I am glad you like them....

Umpqua on 10/08/2010:
I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy that massage!

shawnee on 10/08/2010:
I take my hat off to you for all the exercise you get in..GO GIRL!!

liza36 on 10/08/2010:
I'm so envious of your 1 hour massage. I've been thinking about scheduling one for myself. I may do that in a few weeks. Have a good weekend with all that exercise. You rock with th exercise!

hollybelle on 10/08/2010:
I have been meaning to schedule a massage for MONTHS! In honor of the inspiration you provide me I am going to do it today! I even have a gift certificate for goodness sake! Sorry about tennis - onward to next weeks activities!

chidogs on 10/08/2010:
Oh that sounds so nice! I have never had a massage, too self conscious. Someday, when I lose the poundage I will do it. Great menu as usual, and you will make your goal I know!

sweetpea1977 on 10/08/2010:
Aw, sorry about tennis being cancelled. At least you have that lovely massage to look forward to. Enjoy!

moogy on 10/08/2010:
How wonderful, a massage, I have only ever had one. I can't lie flat on my stomach because I have a pinched sciatic nerve and it hurts. Hence no massages for me. I hope you enjoy yours. have a good weekend!!

nita51 on 10/08/2010:
Enjoy that massage!!! Sis, you deserve it. Sorry about Tennis :( - I know how much you love it. Anyway, try to have a nice weekend sis. You'll be getting back to Tennis soon. Hugs

KathyBlue - Thursday Oct 07, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 216.7

Good morning, Girls!

WEEEEELL... I have to ask for your advice, please... I bought a Créme Kokkoh last week, because I wanted to try cooked oatmeal you girls frequently eat....
This is the product: 

So, what does it say: preparation, 250ml water, a tablespoon of the crème Kokkoh and 10 minutes on the stove would give it a creamy texture. WELL... I did it, really as written. But I think there's something they forgot to mention because I got a really liquid texture and tasted like nothing. I left it in a cup, will try tomorrow morning for breakfast, served cold. So, how do you prepare oatmeal? Do I need to mix the powder with cold water or only when it's boiling? Should I use milk instead of water? And the 360 kcal/100 gr is for the creamy product or the raw, powderish material?

Today's menu:

08H00 - two whole cookies (60 kcal)

10H00 - LF milk w/ coffee (100 kcal)

11H00 - a soy yogurt and a plum (140 kcal)

12H00 - caldo verde soup with a bun and mango (650 kcal)

16H00 - whole grain toasts with some LF cheese cream, a small mango (400 kcal)

20H00 - green pepper, 2 slices of ham and a LF triangle cheese (150 kcal)

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Progress as of today: 109.5 lbs lost so far, only 56.7 lbs to go!

just42day on 10/07/2010:
Sorry, I have no suggestion for cooking the Kokkoh. I'm surprised the directions on the package aren't giving you the results you want. For what it's worth, when I make instant oatmeal, I just add boiling water to the mix. I've had too many explosions in the microwave to try to cook it in there. Good luck!

V on 10/07/2010:
As far as oatmeal goes it all depends on how thick or thin you like it...i couldn't blame you if you didn't like watery and tasteless...Maybe try more product less water...now are you boiling the water before adding the Kokkoh?

skinnygrlwithin on 10/07/2010:
As for Kokkoh I also don't know how to cook it... I'm a quaker oats kinda girl myself. But I hope you find your solution!

Umpqua on 10/07/2010:
That looks like an interesting product, but it's not oatmeal! Looks like a mix of other grains, rice, quinoa and adzukis (don't know what that is, interesting). You'll want to look for rolled oats. My steal cut Irish oatmeal (the slow cooking kind) is 100% wholegrain Irish oats. My instant is organic rolled oats with other natural flavors and organic cane sugar added. I just add water to the instant. For the slow cooking kind you can add milk, fruit, sweetener, etc. But you always making with boiling water or milk, must be hot. I hope this helps!

selina on 10/07/2010:
You'll need to get "aveia", Kathy! This product you got is a mixture of rice and azuki beans. Farinha de aveia is what you are looking for - Not the powdery sort, but the rolled type. If you go to the store, they are usually on the lowest shelf, bellow the more fancy muesli mixes. At least, that's where they were in Switzerland.... Good luck!

Maria7 on 10/07/2010:
Don't know a lot about cooking oatmeal...I'm a 'grits girl' myself. Lots of folks here probably eat oatmeal, though. Maybe they could help you with this one.

Umpqua on 10/07/2010:
Yep, it's eaten hot. Selina's comment sounds like what you want, hope you can find it!

tangalyn on 10/07/2010:
hello :) hope u can figure out the oatmeal thing, sorry i dunno much about cooking that :( hope u have a wonderful day!!

chidogs on 10/07/2010:
Sounds interesting, even if it isn't oatmeal. It seems more like what we would call cream of wheat here. I love most kinds of hot cereals, but oatmeal is the healthiest! Hope you can find some, or something close.

legcramps on 10/07/2010:
Can't help you with the oatmeal thing - never really was a fun of the stuff! Have a great day today!

hollybelle on 10/07/2010:
Yes, look for steel cut oats - vry coarse and is good and hearty. Looks like what you got is kind of a "cream of oats" and other grains type thing. That is too mushy for my tastes. I never liked cream of wheat, for example. Maybe you can use it in place of polenta or something with some other dish???? So doesn't go to waste. BTW - I like my oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon and some kind of sweetner! Good luck!

sweetpea1977 on 10/07/2010:
Yea, that product sounds similar to "Cream of Wheat" or "Quick Farina Hot Cereal" instead of oatmeal. A popular producer of oatmeal here is Quaker Oats. It comes in a cylindrical cardboard canister (Im sure you can find an image of it on google). They make "Old Fashioned Oats" and "Quick Oats". Old Fashioned (Rolled) Oats are better for you due to less processing. Rolled oats is a good oatmeal for beginners. Steel Cut oats are even healthier for you, but are also more expensive and take a while to get used to.

You can prepare old fashioned oats in two ways - on the stove and in the microwave. If you do it on the stove, you must bring a specific amount of water to a boil before adding the pre-measured oats. From there, it only takes like 5 minutes to cook before its ready to eat. If you cook it in the microwave, you can combine the measured oats and water and cook for like 2.5 -3 minutes. Though, some people prefer to bring the water to a boil in the microwave then pour it over the oats in the bowl and let it "steep" until the oats absorb all the hot water.

To season it, I use a variety of things depending on my mood - brown sugar + walnuts/pecans or raisins; white sugar (or stevia) + butter; maple syrup + walnuts/pecans; pumpkin pie spice + stevia + raisins or a few dark chocolate chips

BTW, most American produced canisters of oats have recipes for oatmeal raisin cookies on them. These are my second favorite cookies of all time. Soooo good and relatively healthy for you when compared to chocolate infused cookies. :)

moogy on 10/07/2010:
I think you need to look for instant rolled oats to make porridge, then you just put 1/3 cup in a bowl with about 1 cup of milk, microwave on high for about 2 mins and add (in my case) 2tsp brown sugar. I think you may have purchased the wrong product for what you want.

biscottibody59 on 10/07/2010:
In the wikipedia article "kokkoh" is a rice milk it seems--for weaning babies???

Oh well, I learned a new word--thanks!

V on 10/07/2010:
hey did the suspicious package arrive yet?

nita51 on 10/08/2010:
Sis, Did your dizziness go away? So glad you resolved your clothing issue. I think you did what was best. I'm looking forward to the day, I will be able do the same. Love Ya Lots

KathyBlue - Wednesday Oct 06, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 216.7

Good morning, Ladies!

Hopefully this day will be better (foodwise) than yesterday. But I had a great day anyway... work-free (almost), stress-free, ahhh... :-)

Today: I've been to tennis. It started raining right after the class, I have luck lately. We want to have tennis training on a (week)daily basis now, we asked for permission and we're going to know it today...  Let's hope they authorize. Ahhh, and the arrogant dude from tennis gave me a ride today to work... He works nearby (like 500 meters from me) ... He's not so arrogant after all... I don't know why but he's constantly pulling my leg during the classes. Everyone's laughing at us... SO EMBARRASSING!!!!

I'm going to have the 2nd French class today. GEEEZ, I'm so doomed. All the others know French from school. I don't know ANYTHING... and the prof is on a lightspeed, so I really have to learn at home, I need some self-discipline here to keep up with the others...

Today's menu:

06H00 - 2 slices of whole bread w/ light soy margarine and a slice of ham, LF milk (400 kcal)

09H00 - LF coffee w/ milk (100 kcal)

13H00 - vegetarian food and some "healthy" sweet rice (600 kcal)

16H00 - a peach, a plum, soy yogurt and some 1,5% F plain yogurt (400 kcal)

21H30 - HUNGER... cooked veggies and a slice of grilled turkey breast (250 kcal)

Grand total: 1800 kcal

Update on the clothings issue: I took your advice and did a major investment and took my four favorite pants to the atellier to have them cut to my new size. I loved the face of the woman there.... She got puzzled by the difference of the size of the pants and my actual size. :-)
Unfortunately the pants will suffer unwanted changes like losing the pockets, etc. but... at least it cost me 10 euros each and not 20-30 euros to buy new pairs. I'm still SHRINKING and I made my calculations: I spend at least 150 euros per month on new clothings.. And the fact of doing exercises everyday gave it an extra cost, as I need to have exercise clothings also, which we know, is NOT cheap, as it's casual and special wear... Terrible... But, necessary!

Progress as of today: 109.5 lbs lost so far, only 56.7 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/06/2010:
I admire that fact that you are always willing to give things a try. That's great. I hope you have a great day of eating well and exercising. Thank you for your comment, I have started on an incline as I am still in pretty good condition even though I have not exercised for a year. I intend to increase my time to 45mins, because that's the time it used to take me to do my walk through the streets.

tangalyn on 10/06/2010:
hope u have a happy n healthy day :)

crazy_fatty on 10/06/2010:
ive considered a tennis class i seen one in the paper but i think you have to be a member of this country club? i will check into it though. u inspire me so very much

shawnee on 10/06/2010:
Good for you what great motivation!!

V on 10/06/2010:
It will be easy for you to master this language...Maybe strike up a conversation with one of the people who are already fluent and you just might get some pointers ;) Have a wonderful day!

selina on 10/06/2010:
Bonjour Kathy! Je suis heureuse d'apprendre que vous avez eu une belle journée d'hier! Je pense que votre copain de tennis vous aime, ha! Bonne journée!

selina on 10/06/2010:
But seriously, I think he likes you.....

Umpqua on 10/06/2010:
Yes, perhaps arrogant dude has a crush on you! Handing you a virtual smoothie - cheers!

V on 10/06/2010:
LOL Selina ...Yes Kathy it is apparent he likes you ;)

legcramps on 10/06/2010:
Try to see if one of the other people in the french class will form a study group with you - maybe once a week, so that you can practice with them instead of carrying the entire french language burden on your shoulders!

hollybelle on 10/06/2010:
Good news on the pants! I'll bet that lady's face was amazing! I hope you get authorization to exercise every day! Also - on the tennis dude who keeps teasing you - he likes you! the floating sounds terrific! I wish I could go do that - I'll look around for a place!

liza36 on 10/06/2010:
I like that you have so much fun at tennis. What a great way to start the day, so early in the morning, with laughter and exercise! Good decision on altering the pants. You will be amazed at how wonderful you look, in better fitting clothes!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/06/2010:
I'm glad you got your tennis in! It's been pouring here for days which is good if I didn't have to leave the house, but here people forget how to drive so it's just annoying!!!

Sofia on 10/06/2010:
J'espere que ton classe de francais ne sera pas trop difficile. Le francais peut etre tres difficile, mais quand tu sais les bases, il sera meiux. Mais le orthographe est tres ennuyeux. Félicitations pour ton perte de poids, 100 poids, c'est beaucoup! Bonne journee! (Il est tres possible que mon francais n'est pas bon. Je suis desole.)

V on 10/06/2010:
Now I see you have 2 tutors on DD!!!! Yes not only did i read Anne off Green Gables PBS had a series and I loved watching it but not as much as the book!

chidogs on 10/06/2010:
Thank you guys who wrote in French! I was a French major in college and thought I had totally lost it. But I did understand most of what you wrote. :) KathyBlue, if you have one or two friends or folks you know a little, get together and make sure you only speak French, even if you are pointing and jumping around to get to understand each other. It is fun and it makes you learn! We had a blast doing that in college. Bonne chance.(hope that is right)

KathyBlue - Tuesday Oct 05, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 216.7

Good morning, Ladies! :-)

Today's a national holiday in Portugal. So, basically I will be enjoying a day out with my love. I will tell you about it later (without any juicy details, sorry... LOL)

Today's menu:

08H00 - 3 thin slices of whole toast w/ LF soy margarine and a slice of meat, a green italian pepper, raw. LF milk w/ LF cocoa powder and some black sugar. Cookie. (400 kcal)

12H30 - sushi bar (foreseen 1000 kcal)

16H00 - soy pudding (300 kcal) (Portion control FAILED )

19H00 - dinner at mother-in-law's, celebrating 1 yr marriage of my man's sister WITH cakes ... had grilled chicken breast w/ cooked veggies, salad, melon and cake (800 kcal)

Grand total: 2500 kcal (VERY BAD!!)

Today's photo, dedicated to V (See, I told you, it's a BIRD'S NEST!!!):

Well, the floatation was GREAT! What a relaxing experience... 1 hour in a sensory deprivation floatation tank... I didn't feel my body during this hour... I came to my senses, only my soul existed and my brain turned off... I felt nothing, I worried about nothing, and 1 hour looked like 10 minutes... 

The floatation tanks are 8'x4'x4' enclosed structures that diminish light and sound. These  tanks  are filled 10 inches high with water and dissolved Epsom Salts. This enables the human body to float effortlessly, and since the water is heated to skin temperature (93.5 degrees F), you can hardly feel the sensation of touching water, or anything at all. So while you're floating with minimal sensory input, your mind is freed of worldly distractions, allowing you to reflect, ponder, and creatively explore your deepest thoughts. Benefits include profound stress relief, athletic performance enhancement, original thinking and "super-learning", recovery from fatigue, and more. Many have successfully used floatation tanks to help quit long-time habits like smoking. Research shows that a 2 hour float is equivalent to 8 hours of sleep.

Well... I recommend to you all! ;-)

moogy: http://www.floatation.com/wheredetails.html#Australia

others: http://www.floatation.com/wheredetails_usa.html#USA



Progress as of today: 109.5 lbs lost so far, only 56.7 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/05/2010:
Enjoy your holiday Kathy, nice photo!!!!!!

V on 10/05/2010:
HaHA I am not sure what i like better about this photo, well your expression alone is priceless and correction it is not a bird's nest, it is a Snookie (Jersey Shore) LOL you are quite the actress ;)

V on 10/05/2010:
You know it's funny I often forget how thing we take for granted here is so expensive in Europe! You can get a huge jar for less than $2 here...I don't know why I had such a freak out because the pb packet was the 80 cals and was the size of a fast food ketchup packet but as i was reading the label I was disgusted :( Thanks for your vote of confidence :)

just42day on 10/05/2010:
Enjoy your holiday!

chidogs on 10/05/2010:
Hey you have a great holiday with the man. Take care!

selina on 10/05/2010:
Hey Kathy, you funny girl!!! I love that hairdo, great expression, great photo!

Enjoy your holiday!

selina on 10/05/2010:
Yes, those handypeople do make a good living!

tangalyn on 10/05/2010:
have a good holiday :)

legcramps on 10/05/2010:
Have a great day off today!

crazy_fatty on 10/05/2010:
cool pic :)

V on 10/05/2010:
Yes Kathy I have managed to convince Starbucks that adding a scale will save loads of time as I get my daily fix of caffeine! LOL Well it probably wouldn't surprise you that I have a library of helpful naughty books ;) I will tell you all about them....LOL Yes you are my little sister :)

skinnygrlwithin on 10/05/2010:
lol to the pic and I'm very glad you have jumped on board with our 2 lbs a week challenge!! My goal is to lose 7lbs (now) by October 29th.

selina on 10/05/2010:
Assisti ao video, me parece que eh um programa de televisao brasileiro. Que bom que vc gostou da experiencia, vou tambem se tiver oportunidade. Vi todo o video porque a segunda parte era a respeito de Sintra. Visitei todos os lugares de que ela falou, o Castelo, o Museu, etc. Parecia que estava lah de volta! Adorei, obrigada!

Umpqua on 10/05/2010:
You are so funny with that photo! I think porridge is the proper name for prepared oatmeal, although we just call it oatmeal around here. I use an instant, low sugar kind and it's very tasty. Hope you are enjoying the holiday!

liza36 on 10/05/2010:
Wow, the floatation thing sounds heavenly! What I wouldn't do for a little stress relief about now! Love the picture and your expression.

breakaway on 10/05/2010:
Sounds great! Ur picture is great...ur too funny!

KathyBlue - Monday Oct 04, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 216.7

Wow, unbelievable... I actually HAD tennis today morning. The weather was crappy yesterday all day, but in the afternoon it stopped raining and kept it that way during the night - so in the morning, I had - MIRACLE - clean, dry courts! We were 4 today, and I laughed so much I really couldn't play well. There's a guy called Pedro who's always mocking me, always talks to me ... He's so funny yet embarrassing because the coach is always laughing at us because of this and the other girl, Sofia as well... Today she got me to play with (as a pair) and said: "Wow, how cool is this, I'm playing with K., this means we will win because she always wins." The coach got hurt because Sofia normally plays with him in pairs LOL... and of course we've LOST this time.  But really, I couldn't stop laughing... 7 AM in the morning, I'm soooo crazy! :P

Then I had to go to our seaside office to a meeting, and I had my official 2 coffees there... ARGH... always like this.

Tonight: FRENCH course, day 1... !!! :-)

TOMORROW: National Holiday. We have a one-hour FLOATING SESSION (I'm going to be naked, in a closed capsule with salty water without any light/noise, my brain will disable its functions because there will be no need of using them, I won't feel any bodyweight, so they say this is upmost relax, zen time) to get rid of the stress (my man offered this to me) and then lunch @sushi's.

About floating: http://www.floatation.co.za/Info.htm

Today's menu:

06H00 - a slice of toast w/ LF soy margarine and a slice of ham, LF milk (300 kcal)

09H30 - half-fat milk w/ coffee (100 kcal)

11H00 - small dose of half-fat milk w/ coffee (60 kcal)

13H00 - grilled chicken w/ asparagus cream and green mango (600 kcal)

15H00 - a soy yogurt (100 kcal)

16H00 -plain yogurt, 0,3% fat (70 kcal)

18H00 - a slice of toast w/ LF cheese cream (100 kcal)

21H30 - cooked veggies w/ tuna and a hardboiled half-egg (200 kcal)

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Progress as of today: 109.5 lbs lost so far, only 56.7 lbs to go!

just42day on 10/04/2010:
Sounds like you had a great time at tennis this morning. The flutuation is intriguing. Will look forward to hearing about it. Have a nice day and great holiday tomorrow. :)

tangalyn on 10/04/2010:
glad u enjoyed ur tennis, ur day tomorrow sounds very relaxing and interesting, i have not heard of that before, hope u like it :) have a wonderful day!!

loveray on 10/04/2010:
oh i love those isometric chambers! the sessions are so peaceful and relaxing:) we missed you this weekend. how are you feeling? xo

selina on 10/04/2010:
Hi Kathy! Your cats look just like mine, haha! And of course, I LOVE them, and you look so beautiful in the photos! The flotaion thing sounds wonderfl, I hope you'll enjoy it. Good job on playing tennis, so early in the morning! Have a great day!

V on 10/04/2010:
Your entire day sounds like alot of fun fun fun!!! Well of course except the work part,LOL How sweet of your man to offer a day of relaxation for you! :)

Umpqua on 10/04/2010:
Tennis AND French course, yay! I hope you have a wonderful floating session, sounds awesome.

V on 10/04/2010:
i just read your comment on my page...To kill a Mockingbird was required reading material when I was in 3rd?? grade...I devoured the book in a few hours..Well it was a few years later that I watched the movie and it was just as great, it was one of my childhood favorites..It is written by Harper Lee..She grew up in Alabama and one of the characters is based on another famous author who was her neighbor(Truman Capote now there was an interesting guy to say the least) Truman wrote In Cold Blood(great book awesome movie) and the book that shot him into the spotlight Breakfast at Tiffany's (now you know I love this movie) Now I would recommend reading all three if you haven't yet! I am sure you will enjoy!

selina on 10/04/2010:
I love picanha e feijoada. They are NOT diet food, though...

V on 10/04/2010:
Oh yes and I will teach you about American Football and to quote Truman Capote I love when the guys are all huddled up telling secrets! LOL

moogy on 10/04/2010:
The isolation tank sounds really interesting, I think I would like to do that. It sounds like you really enjoyed your tennis, well more the laughing than the game really - but that's great. Have a good day Kathy..

chidogs on 10/04/2010:
Wow does that sound interesting, the floating isolation tank. I think I might get a bit closed in feeling though. You are just doing so awesome! Have fun and enjoy yourself.

Maria7 on 10/04/2010:
Pretty picture of the mango. Glad you are feeling better. :-)

hopingforhealth on 10/04/2010:
Glad you had good weather for tennis! Enjoy your first French class :)

breakaway on 10/04/2010:
Sounds like you had a great time :D The floating session sound really cool. I wonder if they have it around her. Thanks for the link...will check that out.

nita51 on 10/05/2010:
Floating session sounds a bit scary, but also something I with I could enjoy. my brain REALLY needs relax. Have a good Holiday sis. Love Ya

KathyBlue - Sunday Oct 03, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 216.7

Good morning, sweet ladies!

I have my weight updated, LOL. The constant exercise brings its vantages! Unfortunatelly the weather is cr..ppy so I don't know if I'll be able to play tennis tomorrow.

I didn't "diary" yesterday because I'd fallen asleep in the evening. I backloged anyway. :-)

The aquafitness is getting harder - now we use all sorts of equipements to make the exercises harder... Yeah, thanks for telling. I'm already at level 3. No level up... LOL... I'm doomed.

Weather: RAINING and WINDY. Consequences: No tennis tomorrow.

09H00 - a slice of whole grain bread w/ soy margarine and a slice of ham (the other slice was gently asked by the cats, lol... no better thing to keep a diet than 3 pairs of eyes looking in dispair and a couple of MEOW's) and LF milk (300 kcal)

13H00 - grilled squid (a really small slice) with cooked veggies and salad, and a half cooked egg, a soy yogurt (500 kcal)

16H00 - a "bola de caco" (portuguese bread) w/ LF soy margarine with 2 slices of LF chicken ham and veggies (400 kcal)

17H00 - soy pudding (200 kcal) w/ cookies (100 kcal)

19H00 - some grilled meat w/ a slice of bread and veggies (300 kcal)

Grand total: 1800 kcal

These photos were made today by my man. On the first photo is me with ORION (yes, a huge, stupidly-rightened-of-everything-without-any-good-reason type cat), and the second is with Fritz! :-)

Progress as of today: 109.5 lbs lost so far, only 56.7 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/03/2010:
Lovely photo's kathy, you are looking happy. I hope you have a healthy and happy Sunday:)

tangalyn on 10/03/2010:
hi kathy, congrats on yet another loss :) i absolutely LOVE the pics of u and ur kitties, they r really great photos.. thx for posting them, ur almost at the -110 mark, so exciting, im so so happy for u :D keep up the good work and have a fantastic day!!!!

just42day on 10/03/2010:
You're doing fabulously! Congrats! The earth is tipping on my side due to my gain and your loss. Hope I don't fall off the edge of the earth. Adorable pics. I adore cats (have 2 of my own). Pets are the best! :)

V on 10/03/2010:
Well hello there beautiful girl!!!! Great picture :) have a good day!

chidogs on 10/03/2010:
Aw, love the pics and your kitties are adorable. Take care and have a great day.

hopingforhealth on 10/03/2010:
Hey Kathy! I just got it last week and I think it's pretty fun. It's called "just dance" and it has like 30 songs with dance routines to follow along. It's good for me because I hate aerobics and running and pretty much aerobic exercise, but love to dance, so it's like a trick for me to work out! In this version you do pause between songs to pick a new song, but there's a new version coming out this month that has workout mode so you can do it continuously. There are videos and pictures of it on amazon if you want to check it out!

Adorable kitty pics!

Maria7 on 10/03/2010:
Beautiful pictures! Okay...how did you end up with not one, but '2' black cats (my favs) when Hubby says I can't have even one???? :-)

skinnygrlwithin on 10/03/2010:
You're right people are incredibly stupid... I didn't actually keep the note, i wrote one back on the other side and left it... I think it'll be ok though... it's just annoying... GREAT PICS BY THE WAY! =)

breakaway on 10/03/2010:
Aww LOVE the pictures! Those cats are two different cats? They look the same :D Very cute!

hopingforhealth on 10/03/2010:
Yea, working out by doing fun stuff with people is always more fun! I tend to not do those things very often, though. Most of my friends are pretty athletic and competitive, and I am not, so as much as I love them, it tends to suck out the fun for me. Ergo, dancing to my tv is my new go to :)

nita51 on 10/04/2010:
Sis,,,,You are ALMOST out of the 200s UNBEIVABLE!!!!:) :) :) Yes sis, a lot of people say he looks like L.Richie. Love your pic, you are gorgeous and kitties are beautiful,,,Looks like they are the apple of your eye. :)


KathyBlue - Saturday Oct 02, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 218.2

backlog for sleeping "beauty"... :

07H00 - a soy yogurt (100 kcal)

between 9.30 and 12h00 I had Pilates class and a PowerDeep (aquafitness level 3)

12H30 - a pear and cookies (150 kcal)

13H15 - lunch @sushi bar with friends (1000 kcal)

14H00 - ice cream without added sugar and a sweet cone to ruin the intention (400 kcal)

arrived home at 17h, felt asleep - woke up on Sunday morning at 9 AM... LOL

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Progress as of today: 108 lbs lost so far, only 58.2 lbs to go!

KathyBlue - Friday Oct 01, 2010
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 218.2

Good morning, Ladies! 

Well, after tennis today I had an interesting conversation with my mother-in-law. I got to know that she was taking the same medicine as me and I called her. She said that this problem is constant, with the spine, and it's rather dangerous. It starts with dizziness, then turns into headache and nausea. The same I experienced. But then, she said, she had attacks so strong that she had to stay in bed for a week, and her children had to help her even in such simple tasks as going to the bathroom. Maybe I just got to know why am I having headaches... Btw , I took the med yesterday night (arrived home late, around 10PM because of a visit to an animal shop as a possible part-time in Sintra) and I haven't had the problem. I also started to be more careful while turning in the bed.

Funny enough, I told this today to my tennis coach, and he told me a freaky story about him going to drink water at 3 AM and waking up on the kitchen floor at 9 AM... never understood why. I wanted to tell him that maybe he had been abducted by aliens, but then I shut up .

Girls, I received so many nice comments from you on the clothes issue. You reached a topic I wanted to talk about: Giving or donating my clothes... and WHAT IF I gain the weight back in the future? I'm SO AFRAID of that you cannot imagine!!!! It's so d... easy to gain it back, and I don't want to but it happened before, and who guarantees (I know, it should be ME, only ME who can guarantee) that it never comes back?! STRESS...

Today's menu:

06H00 - two slices of whole toast with light soy margarine, LF milk (350 kcal)

10H00 - LF milk w/ coffee (100 kcal) and a soy yogurt (120 kcal)

13H00 - cooked white rice with pork meat, sundried tomato, lettuce and corn salad, some mango (600 kcal)

17H00 - a yogurt (100 kcal) and some salt low-cal cookies (50 kcal)

20H00 - a healthy sandwich after hidroclass (500 kcal)

 Grand total: 1900 kcal

Progress as of today: 108 lbs lost so far, only 58.2 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/01/2010:
I lost 30kg about 15 years ago and donated all my fabulous and expensive big girl clothes. I wish I hadn't now. I wish I had just washed them all and put them away. I am not saying that you will put your weight back one, only that it doesn't hurt to pack clothes away for a few years, especially if you have classic peices. Then when you are sure that you confident in yourself you can part with them without any worries. I sounds as if you are going to have to keep a careful watch on your health in the future. Look after yourself and have a good day Kathy.:)

moogy on 10/01/2010:
Just read you post. You are right - your threat must have worked. I have e-mailed you.:)

just42day on 10/01/2010:
So we're the same weight. Given we're on different sides of the world, I suspect that you and I are balancing the planet. Quite the feat, huh? :)

nita51 on 10/01/2010:
OK sis, I will email you my address. My daughter has to come over 2mrrw and help me do this, for I am not very savvy or knowledgeable on how to properly put in your Email address. I WOULD BE THRILLED TO RECEIVE A POST CARD FROM YOU SIS! :) :) :) It would be SO special to me.....Always - xoxo

just42day on 10/01/2010:
OR we could take turns jumping up and down just to mess w/people. :)

selina on 10/01/2010:
Kathy, I agree with Moogy there, just to be on the safe side. It doesn't mean that I don't trust you to maintain your lower weight. It just means that one should always be pragmatic. It happened to me before and I did have to replace my whole wardrobe. It became very expensive and buying bigger clothing was not a very pleasant experience, to say the least. Stay well, take care of yourself.

V on 10/01/2010:
ALthough some will not agree I totally think that the though of spending money on bigger clothes is an motivation to keep the weight off...Now when you get closer to your goal weight maybe keep a few items perhaps a size or two bigger...We all doubt ourselves sometimes but I can honestly say that for me keeping the large clothes would be questioning my dedication to keeping it off, but hey we all have our things you know??

Umpqua on 10/01/2010:
I think I have to agree with V here. For me anyway, getting rid of the really big sizes (in my case MATERNITY clothes) is a way to finalize this process for me. There is no turning back! I also agree to maybe keep a size or 2 larger after you reach goal weight as no one is perfect and life and circumstances will cause fluctuations, sometimes big ones. I hope you get things sorted out with your spine and that the new meds work for you. Have a great weekend!

sweetpea1977 on 10/01/2010:
I got rid of my largest sizes, but kept a size or two above my smallest size mainly for a post-pregnancy wardrobe. As for you, I seriously dont think it is necessary to keep your starting weight clothes because I am sure you will NEVER let yourself get to that point ever again. So, if I were your position this is what I would do:

Once I hit the 200lb mark, I get rid of everything that is too big either by donation or resale (ebay or some other online store may work if there is no physical location that does this) and put that resale money towards new clothes. Also, I would keep my absolute favorite pieces and have them resized once I reached and maintained my goal weight for 6 months. After I've done all this, I would probably keep everything that fits me comfortably at 200lbs or less. That way, if I do gain some weight back due to health issues or pregnancy, I'll have a small wardrobe to use while I get back in shape.

Im glad that the meds seem to be helping your spine!

chidogs on 10/01/2010:
Take care of yourself. I hope the medication helps you avoid any more of those kinds of episodes!

breakaway on 10/01/2010:
I had to go read your last entry and I would say find someone who can really use them and get them out of the house (they will REALLY appreciate them! I know because I have gotten some before...that way it saves them a lot of money and you have NO excuse. I have heard from others who have lost and gained before that it made it easier to gain it back knowing that they already had the clothes...AND they never had to tell hubby that they gained because they just started wearing their old clothes. If you get rid of them its harder to gain because that way you KNOW you have to buy new clothes again and maybe it will help you stay in line. I know I'm getting rid of all mine...I don't have expensive ones though so its a lot easier. I just shop at walmart. As I lose though I will spend more I KNOW it lol. So I guess if you have expensive clothes it is harder to make that decision. I DO know that people DO really appreciate the donation. I know I did! I found mine on craigslist for free.

legcramps on 10/01/2010:
Have a great weekend!

V on 10/01/2010:
Be on lookout next week for a mysterious box on your door next week ;)

nita51 on 10/02/2010:
Hi Sis, sent you my address. Did you receive it? Have a great weekend> :)

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