- Saturday Mar 17, 2001
I am having to repair my boat today, so I stopped by an island this morning, Island 141. These islands are so small, they have numbers instead of names. I also needed a fresh supply of food. This is all the food I had left in my boat. So, I guess I will look around and see what food I can find on this island to stock up before I am on my way again after I fix my boat.
Good morning, everyone! It is a very foggy morning here in South Carolina.
Supposed to be sunny and warm, with high forecasted at 65 degrees fahrenheit today. I was in the grocery store yesterday and there was a buy one, get one free deal on ice cream...Hubby LOVES ice cream...so, I reached into the freezer and picked out 2 cartons, 1 strawberry for Hubby and the other neapolitan, in case I might decide to have a little. Neapolitan has chocolate in it and I love chocolate. That way Hubby still got his favorite, strawberry, in the second ice cream, neapolitan, which has vanilla, strawberry, and my favorite, chocolate, too. I put both cartons in my buggy, with people standing in a line behind me, ready to get their ice cream deals. Then it occurred to me...."What am I doing??? I KNOW I'll eat at least one carton of this ice cream if I get this! Which will probably mean a gain!!!" I got the 2 cartons of ice cream out of the grocery buggy and put them back, with people still standing in line behind me. So, then I headed for the fresh produce and fruit department and got fresh fruit instead of the ice cream. Menu for today is: Breakfast: toasted pimento cheese sandwich, banana, decaf coffee. Lunch: Hotdog, baked french fries, decaf tea. Snack: apple or orange. Supper: Soup, crackers, decaf tea. Total: 1200 calories. Workout and Water. Have a great Saturday, all of you! :)
- Friday Mar 16, 2001
Beautiful out here on the sea...The dolphins make their chatter to one another as they playfully leap in and out of the water. I passed another small island earlier this morning. It looked similar to Island 143. I rowed on past, as you can see to the left.
Good morning, everyone! Sunny and warm, with high forecasted at 78 degrees fahrenheit here in South Carolina today. It's time for a mug of coffee.Love that coffee in the morning! Today's menu is: Breakfast: banana, toasted pimento cheese sandwich, decaf coffee. Lunch: hotdog with chili, tossed salad, decaf tea. Snack: orange Supper: Soup, crackers, decaf tea. Total: 1200. Workout and Water. Btw, my Hubby says hello to all of you! Have a great day! :)
- Thursday Mar 15, 2001
Goodbye, 143! I'm on my way again! Spent most of yesterday building my boat (why didn't they do that on Gilligan's Island?). I've left behind the beautiful plateau Island 143. I knew those coconut trees were good for other things besides coconuts! Yes! I have a coconut tree boat that I am presently gliding along in. Took a lot of work to make it and get off the island. But it was worth it! It is beautiful out here on the ocean. I've already seen some dolphins. I brought along some of the island food with me.
Heavy rain in South Carolina. Storms predicted. Menu for today: Breakfast: banana, toasted pimento cheese sandwich, decaf coffee. Lunch: barbequed no-skin chicken breast sandwich, 1 cup green string beans, decaf tea. Snack: orange. Supper: Soup and salad, decaf tea. Total: 1200. Water and Workout! Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Wednesday Mar 14, 2001
Good morning, everyone! Currently it is sunny and 50 degrees fahrenheit, with high forecasted at 74 for South Carolina today. I really was expecting a favorable change in the number to the left this morning, but, no go. Is there such a thing as drinking too much water? I had almost 100 ounces yesterday, thinking I was doing a good thing. I am wondering if drinking too much water can hold a person back. I do feel that I drink a lot of water...and it's not because I am thirsty, but because I think it will help...but I am still on this plateau. The island of 143...it is a nice island...there are palm trees here and it is usually sunny and warm on this island...seagulls keep me company and when I get bored, I go swimming in the ocean. There are lots of coconut trees here, too and I've created so many new recipes using coconuts....I also found a potato-like plant that grows on the other side of this island, along with an abundant supply of fresh berries and bananas from banana trees over there. I'm getting better at fishing and the fish are delicious! All I have to do is get a fire going, which takes a couple of hours and I roast the fish I catch over the fire after cleaning them. No, I haven't seen the movie Castaway, but maybe I should? I'm thinking more of Gilligan's Island. Anyway, here I am, marooned on 'Island 143' and have been here for about 3 weeks or so. My menu for today??? How about: Breakfast: Roasted fish, coconut dream pie, baked potatoes. Snack: Berries. Lunch: More roasted fish, coconut heaven, baked potatoes. Snack: banana. Supper: Fish and potato stew with wild onions on the side. How does that sound? But that's not my menu for today. The real one is: Breakfast: banana, toasted pimento cheese sandwich, water, decaf coffee. Lunch: Fish sandwich with lettuce (yes, I talked myself into it), baked french fries, decaf tea. Snack: orange. Supper: Soup,crackers, decaf tea. Total: 1200 calories. Treadmill workout or walk outside. Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Tuesday Mar 13, 2001
Good morning, everyone! Beautiful, bright morning over here in South Carolina, currently 63 degrees fahrenheit, with highs expected in the mid-70's. Looks like a great day to grill out on the back deck if we don't get more rain later on today. Today's menu is: Breakfast: Toasted pimento cheese sandwich, using lite pimento cheese and diet wheat bread, decaf coffee. Lunch: Hotdog with chili, 1 cup baked french fries, decaf tea. Snack: orange. Supper: 1 cup vegetable soup, fat-free saltine crackers, decaf tea. If grill out, supper will be changed to barbequed no-skin chicken breast, 1 cup green string beans, decaf tea. Total calories: 1200. Workout on treadmill or walk outside and lots of water. I watched some videos last night of when I was at my heaviest weight. What an incentive to stay on track! Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Monday Mar 12, 2001
Good morning, everyone! Cloudy, warm day here in South Carolina, with rain and storms forecasted for today and tonight. I threw out some bread earlier and watched a squirrel come get his breakfast. Haven't seen any bluejays this morning...maybe they are sleeping late. I think I know how to get off of this 143 plateau...it just takes a little discipline...which I surely do not have this morning.... Hubby and Daughter ordered a pizza last night and though I resisted it last night, I just finished a slice of it for breakfast....for some reason, I can usually get away with eating something like that in the mornings, but never at night...metabolism? Menu for today is: Breakfast: 1 slice pepperoni-cheese pizza, one banana, 4 ounces decaf sugared soft drink, decaf coffee. Lunch: hotdog with chili, baked french fries, decaf tea. Snack: orange. Supper: barbequed no-skin chicken breast, 1 cup green string beans, decaf tea. Total: 1350 calories. Doing great with treadmill workouts every day. Clothes are fitting loose. I'm still working on the 64 ounces water per day, some days yes, some no. Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Sunday Mar 11, 2001
Good morning, everyone! Bright, sunny, cool day here in South Carolina! The highs are forecasted to be in middle to high 60's (fahrenheit). I threw out birdseed and bread earlier and have been watching the birds enjoy their breakfast. I'm fixing to get ready to go to Sunday School and Preaching. Menu for today is: Breakfast: 1/2 bologna sanwich, 1 banana, decaf coffee. Lunch: Barbequed no-skin chicken breast, string beans, decaf tea. Snack: orange. Supper: Vegetable soup, fat-free saltine crackers, decaf tea. Calories: 1200. Treadmill workout as usual. I did 2 treadmill workouts yesterday because of eating out buffet. I hope you all have a great day today! :)
- Saturday Mar 10, 2001
Good morning, everyone! Beautiful, sunny, cool day here in South Carolina! The birds are singing in the trees over here! As usual, I threw out some bread for them earlier. I am looking through the window beside the computer at a bluejay perched on a treelimb. He is singing away as I key this. I love birds and all other animals, too. I am presently holding at 143. Hubby is home today and I plan to take him out to his favorite buffet this afternoon about 4pm. He loves the seafood there. I know I will pig out, so I'm only having coffee and an orange before then. Then I will probably consume 1500 calories there. I do not like to go eat out and restrict if it is buffet. I'd rather restrict before and after buffet eating that day. Since it is pretty out, if it is warm enough, Hubby and I may get some walking done outside, but if not, it will be the treadmill as usual. Water is increasing, I think I managed to get in about 64 ounces yesterday. Sore throat and bronchitis are gone. Hope you all are feeling well. Have a great day! :)
- Friday Mar 09, 2001
Good morning, everyone! Cloudy, cool morning here in South Carolina. It rained a little earlier. Hope you are all doing well today. I threw out some bread earlier for the birds. A pretty bluejay was singing in a tree. I think he was telling me he was ready for breakfast, ha, ha. We are having some cold nights, too cold for Hubby and me to walk together, so I have been walking on the treadmill, not nearly as much fun and seems to take longer. I'm starting to get in more water, but not 64 ounces a day yet. Working on it. That's all any of us can do, right? Don't give up, keep working on it. Fall off the wagon? Get back on track. Keep going. Right. Keep coming back here. Helps to stay on track, doesn't it? We're not alone. We're all working towards our goals. And that takes work, right? Discipline? Telling ourselves, "This is the way it's gonna be!" Breaking old habits. (That's a tough one.) It is true, old habits are hard to break. We didn't get overweight from eating correctly and exercising. No...a lot of us got overweight from trying to console and comfort ourselves with food. What did that do? Did it do any good? no. So, here we are, every day, coming here, consoling and comforting one another and helping each other stay on track and get to goalweights. We're gonna do it! YES? Menu for today: Breakfast: 1 banana, 1 lite pimento cheese toasted sandwich using diet wheat bread, decaf coffee, decaf tea. Lunch: 1 hotdog with chili, 1 cup baked french fries, decaf tea. snack: orange. Supper: 1 cup vegetable soup and pack of peanut butter and cheese crackers, decaf tea, decaf coffee. Total calories: 1300. Exercise: Treadmill walking and jogging. Water: As much as can tolerate, (working on it). Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Thursday Mar 08, 2001
Good morning, everyone! It is a crisp, sunny, cool day here in South Carolina. Beautiful bright blue sky overhead. I think spring is waking up. I hope all of you are doing well this morning. My mother is much better, thank you all for your comments about her. As for me, I've still got the sore throat, but bronchitis is better. It isn't easy getting a lot of water in with a sore throat. I have been drinking a lot of decaf coffee however, and that helps. Hubby and I were going to take our usual stroll last night, but it felt much colder than we'd anticipated once we began, so we came back and I walked on the treadmill...seemed so much longer, walking on the treadmill instead of walking with Hubby. Today's menu is: Breakfast: lite pimento cheese toasted sandwich using diet wheat bread, decaf tea, decaf coffee. Lunch: hotdog with chili, 1 cup baked french fries, decaf tea. Snack, if have one: banana and pack of nekot peanut butter cookies, decaf tea. Supper: 1 cup vegetable soup, pack of peanut butter cheese crackers, decaf tea. Total calories: 1400. Exercise: treadmill (until it warms up outside again for Hubby and me to walk together). Have a great day, all of you. :)