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Soon2BThin - Sunday Jan 04, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

Day 2--weight still the same. I did very well yesterday, ate 20 points, didn't even use my exercise points, and did plenty of exercise. Besides the walk in the morning and the weight lifting, I did 15 minutes on the bike before dinner. Of course, it helped that I was pretty busy all day, spent 2 hours in the beautician's chair and now I'm just adorable--NOT, and had to clean out the old frig to make room for the new, then load everything into the new frig, and just basicly(?) keeping busy all day. And I was never really hungry once! I'm going to pay close attention to just eating when I'm hungry but I can't go too long without eating or my blood sugar drops way down. So I do need to eat regularly. I think I'm going to find Dr. Phil's new food book and see what I can learn from that. I also need to read the diet book of his that I bought a long time ago, haha! Can't help if I don't read it, right?

Okay, today so far I've done 2.5 miles on the dreadmill, with 3-2 minute hills in there, and did some lower body exercises--lunges, squats and what I call donkey kicks with an 8 pound weight behind my knee (good for the bum). And later I will get on the bike again and go for more than 15 minutes. I'm also drinking lots of water, had 4 glasses already, water is never a problem for me unless I'm gone somewhere all day. I hate using public restrooms!

So you all go out and have a great Sunday. My new washer and dryer comes probably in a couple of hours so I have to get the laundry room ready for that. BTW, that new bike I bought is great, I highly recommend it. It's a ProForm from Sear's and it's so quiet. I expected to pay a lot more but it was only $300. Even has a little fan that blows right on your face, heh! Take care and have a great day!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jan 03, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

Good morning, everyone! Well, here it is, day one for me. I did get up at 7am but that little voice was telling me to go back to bed for another half hour. I even got up and set the clock to 7:30 but then turned it off, saying "What good is another half hour sleep going to do for me?" So 7:30 I was on the treadmill for 2 miles--37.5 minutes--with 2-2 minute hills added in. Then I did some upper body weights and ab crunches. Just got out of the shower and I'm ready to have breakfast but I can't eat til 9:30 since I didn't take my Nexium until 8:30. Oh, it's only 9:06 here. You're supposed to wait an hour after taking it before you eat. So here I am.

I thought of some other goals that I forgot to add yesterday. A short goal for weight-loss is to be at 157 by Feb. 1. I also want to start adding some running in with the walking this year. And I want to add some yoga, although, I don't know when I'll fit that in. I want to be more agile (is that the word I'm looking for?) For incentive in all these goals I am planning a trip to Lake Tahoe in August of this year and a trip to Maui in Feb. of 2005. That should be incentive enough, huh?

Well, I hope you're all doing well today. Oh, I almost forgot, I'm not adding my measurements here--I just couldn't make myself do it, ain't gonna do it! But you would think from my measurements that I would weigh a lot more, I think. But I'll be working on those and let you know how much I lose by next month. So you all take care and have a good day. I have to go get my hair permed again, if she'll do it. It's only been 6 weeks since the last one but it didn't take well at all. I just hate getting my hair done! But I want it to be easy to care for since I will be sweating it up all the time now. Oh, I forgot also, I will be riding the recumbant bike in the afternoon or evening at least 5 times a week too. Okay, I think that's all for today, don't think I left anything out. Time for breakfast. See ya's tomorrow! P.S. Where's Scruffy?

geevee on 01/03/2004:
After having had a 24" waist all through high school and college, there is NO WAY I could ever admit in public just how fat I actually became! Even though I've almost lost 20 lbs. the tape measure is crueler than my scale. I guess I'll have to wait a LONG time before I 'release' the damaging results of my overeating publicly.

Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 02, 2004
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.6

Well, the first day of the new year is gone already. I hope none of you suffered too much yesterday with the hangover, haha! As for me, I don't drink, not even a little bit. We had a nice time at the Black Angus for dinner the other night. Boy, the place sure was crowded but since we had a reservation, we got seated right away. I ate half of my grilled teriyaki chicken and garlic mashed potatoes and salad and brought the rest home for lunch yesterday. Everyone else was uncomfortably stuffed. I was comfortable. Also, no dessert! I didn't stay up past midnight since I had only had 4.5 hours of sleep the night before so 10:30 was beddy-by time for me. I didn't even nap that day. DH and I did our shopping, went to Sears first and looked at refrigerators, washers, dryers, and recumbant bikes. Then we went to Best Buy to compare prices. Surprisingly, Sears was best. So we went back there and purchased a nice frig, washer, dryer and recumbant bike!! Wow, I was surprised DH went along with that. Our old ones still work (not the recumbant bike) but not very well and they're making lots of noises. So we got new ones with all the bells and whistles, ya know. I love technology! The frig comes tomorrow and the washer and dryer on Sunday. Guess I'm going to have to clean out the old frig, haha! We got the recumbant bike together yesterday and it's great! Only $300 too. But I'm not starting until tomorrow. I'm giving myself these first 2 days of the new year off. Then I'm ready! And kinda looking forward to it. So far my weight is staying about the same--161.8 this morning, but I'm soooo constipated the last 2 days, Metamucil is just not working. I'm still drinking lots of water though. Oh, well. Okay, here's what you've all been waiting for, my goals for 2004-- 1. Lose at least 21.8 pounds to get down to 140. Shouldn't be that hard to do, right? And then, of course, I'll keep going or just stay the same, whatever my body wants to do. 2. I will exercise at least 5 days of the week. Including weight lifting 3 days a week. 3. I will write down EVERYTHING I eat. Sometimes it's hard to figure out the points on some things, but I'll do the best I can.

Welp, that's all I can think of right now. The most important things I really need to accomplish this year. If I think of any more I'll add them. Oh, I remember, 4. I will learn more about my diabetes so I can do all that I can to keep it from getting worse. Also learn about the bad things that can happen if I don't.

Okay, I'll be back tomorrow. I will weigh-in here at home and take my measurements (hope I remember). I'm going to post it all here (oh, the shame!) I think that will keep me honest. So tomorrow is officially "DAY ONE". See you all then.

squiggly on 01/02/2004:
You can obtain your goals. You are going to do well. I can feel it. Have a great weekend.

geevee on 01/02/2004:
When my sugar was high in Nov. for the first time, my doctor told me to go on the Sugar Busters' diet. I had never heard of it but went out and bought the book. The basic idea is to eat low glycemic foods and to eat fruits alone. There really arent't that many no-n0's (white bread, white potatoes, white rice, corn,beer, all processed foods). After following it for a month, my sugar level was back to normal.

pinkuspettuty on 01/02/2004:
Hi thanks for the re-welcome. I hope I can do this. You too. Nice gift--the bike that is. Take care. Pam

geevee on 01/02/2004:
PS - See if your local library has the Sugar Busters' Diet Book. The only reason I bought it was because I had a gift card at Border's and that $26 price ate it right up! Yeah, chips are a no-no, like the 8 pounds of white rice and all the regular spaghetti pkgs. I bought on sale that are filling my pantry. The high fiber natural grains are okay. I'm still learning how to enjoy the chewy brown, red and black rice I've been introduced to. Well, supposedly by changing your diet you can get normal sugar levels again. I followed the diet to a Tee and it did just that. However, with the holidays and this son of mine home, the evil influence, I've cheated a bit but have to get serious. I sure don't want to be insulin dependant!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Dec 31, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.6

Just wanted to come in to wish you all a very Happy New Year!! My weight is still the same as yesterday---yeah, maintaining, all right! No exercise today, I only got about 4 1/2 hours sleep so I'm running on empty right now. We went to Macayo's for happy hour and I drank 2 big glasses of iced tea so there you go, CAFFEINE! Funny, I think I do my best thinking when I can't sleep, haha! I had all kinds of bright ideas. Then DH woke me up at 6:20am!! I wanted to go back to sleep so he left for some place, I don't know, he's not back yet, probably went to have breakfast some place. I never did get back to sleep so I finally got up at 7:30. Just not enough energy to get on that treadmill. Hopefully, we'll be going out later to look at refrigerators, ours is getting really noisy and you know what that means? Better start looking for a new one, right? We need a new washer and dryer too so may look at those at the same time. Also I want to look at recumbant bikes, I never did get a new one to replace the one we sold before we moved here. I had a great Schwinn one, I hope I can find one just as good. Oh, and we're going out to dinner tonight also with the family, should be fun. So I have a pretty busy day.

Okay, like I said, I hope this next year is the best for everyone here at the DD. We're all going to reach our goals, right? RIGHT!! Take care, be safe and have a good day today---and tomorrow too!

garlic on 12/31/2003:
Happy New Year to you too!!!! Yes, we are going to reach our goals!!! This will be the year. Have a great time with family tonight and there's always another day to get on the treadmill - a day where you're more rested.

malh on 12/31/2003:
I do simply horrible when I don't sleep and the past few nights have been bad. I think sometimes thats my number one reason for eating. Sounds like you need a new refrigerator. Happy shopping. I would like a new one also, but a new stove came first....Have a wonderful new year. and yes we will meet our goals.

geevee on 01/01/2004:
Hey, better to maintain than to gain!Good for you! Consider it a plus at this time of year.

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Dec 30, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.6

Well, my weight is the same as yesterday so I guess I'm doing well at the maintaining. I had decided if I just maintain until after the first of the year, I'll be happy. No exercise yesterday unless you count about 3 hours of putting away the Christmas decorations, bending, climbing up on chairs and ladders, and reaching up in closets. I tell ya, I was beat and my footies and ankles and legs and back were killing me when I finished. No exercise today either, I slept in and my whole body is still aching. Guess I probably won't get "serious" about the exercise part until after the first. I know, no excuse, that's just the way I feel right now.

Okay, I must head out to the grocery store for a few things now. It's about 50 degrees here with cloudy skies and the sun trying to peek out every now and then. Oh, Biscotti, my neck is a little better, always gets worse when I have to vaccuum the house, which I did yesterday, but I'm due at the Neurologist's on the 9th. Thanks for asking. I hope you're all having a great Tuesday. I'll check back later, I hope. Take care.

Soon2BThin - Monday Dec 29, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.6

Well, I'm off to a "shaky" start, to say the least. No exercise yesterday, I wasn't feeling well all day, and none today, I had an appointment for bloodwork this morning at 8. I know, that's no excuse and I have the rest of the day to do something but I'm going to put the Christmas decorations away and that could take most of the day. We'll see what happens, I'm going to try to fit in a walk later. Tomorrow morning for sure. We're planning on going out for dinner with the whole family on New Year's Eve to Stuart Anderson's Black Angus, but I'm having the chicken or fish, for more reasons than one, hahaha! No beef for this chickie!

Well, I hope you're all doing well this fine Monday. I'm going to be checking up later. Have a great day!

legcramp on 12/29/2003:
I hope you're feeling better soon!!! Have a great time going out for dinner on new year's!

garlic on 12/29/2003:
Thanks for your positive comment. It does feel good that I did well over the holidays but it's also kind of an empty feeling - like I wasn't really part of the party. I shouldn't feel that way because it's about the people, not the food, but I did sort of feel like an outcast not stuffing my face and drinking wine. Both of those things really appeal to me so I guess I felt a little lonely. But, it's over and I'm glad I did what I did and I'm ready to move on to the next challenge - they never end!!!!!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Dec 27, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 163.2

Good morning, everyone! Well, it looks like I could have gotten by you all without doing my walk this morning, as I had promised yesterday. No comments=no one read my entry, I guess. But since I'm doing this for me, I did 2 miles on the treadmill. Don't think that little voice wasn't trying to convince me to stay in bed though. But I won. I shut her up and did what I knew I had to do. And I do feel better for it, though maybe a tad sweaty right now. Whew! So I'm off to a good start today. I'm going to count the food points today too. And write everything down in my tracker. I know all this works for me and I need to buckle down now, no more playing around. I changed the weight to the left here, that's what I weighed on my new scale this morning. It also says my body fat is 43.6%! What's with that?! I knew I had a lot of fat but that's ridiculous! Who knows if that is accurate though but that's what I'm going by. So I will use the weight that my scale says and not the WW from now on, since my weigh-ins at WW are not very regular. And I will probably weigh every day for awhile, unless I change my mind about that in the future. So THIS IS IT!! I'm off to my new start and I'm going to do GREAT!! I will also make some New Years' resolutions, or I say, "goals" for me in the new year. I'll post those as soon as I come up with them.

Well, I hope you all are having a good Saturday so far. Now that I look back on the past week or so, I wish I had stuck with it as a lot of you did. I so admire that! Now I just have a few more pounds to lose and the food wasn't really worth it, now that I look back on it. Live and learn, I guess. You'd think I would have learned this lesson by now. Haha! So go have a great weekend. I'll see ya's tomorrow!

squiggly on 12/27/2003:
You are right we do live and learn. It's an ongoing process. You will do great. I'm like you. I'm going to start making goals for the new year. I don't like resolutions because that sounds like something that was meant to be broken. Who keeps their new years resolutions? I like goals a whole lot better. You will make you goals and so will I. As of Jan. 1st, i'm back on track.

Chrysalis on 12/28/2003:
I wonder how those scales work? The only way I've ever had my fat content measured is with calipers. Great job on the walk! So, you're sweaty...I love the feeling of being sweaty as long as I can jump in the shower right afterward. And think of all those impurities you're sweating out of your body. Maybe I should make that one of my goals for January...sweat everyday. It's a start!

Soon2BThin - Friday Dec 26, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

I just finished reading all the entries for today. And I just had to come in here to congratulate all of you who are sticking to your plans, even with all the temptations out there. I really, really admire that. As for me, I'm not doing well at all but I'm not beating myself up about it. So I had this great idea---if I come in here and vow in front of all of you to straighten up starting tomorrow morning and getting up early for a good walk too, then just maybe I will stick with it. It seems that when I think of all of you here and how I must be honest with you all, it really helps me succeed. So here it is---I vow to get up early tomorrow, have a good walk and ignore the junk food that is still in the house. Let DH eat it all! I know I can do it! Should have been doing it all along and I wouldn't feel like such a slug now, haha! I'll be on here tomorrow morning to give you the report. Thanks for being there to help me. You're all such great people. I couldn't do it without the DD!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Dec 24, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

Just had to come in and wish everyone here at the DD--HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! I know things are pretty busy with everyone as they are with me. I'll be back one of these days, lol. Have a safe holiday and I hope you get everything you wish for. Take care.

Soon2BThin - Friday Dec 19, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 161.8

I'm sorry if I offended anyone with my "Update" Wednesday. I try to be honest here and report even my mistakes, though they may seem to be numerous. Maybe I'm wrong to think that my mistakes may help someone else in feeling that they are not alone in this struggle. For those of you who may not know, I've been a member here for over 3 years now. You may think that to be doing this for that long amount of time is failure,or you may think that I may be successful since I don't give up. I don't hold a degree in psychology so I try to be very careful in any advice I may give, which is not often. I don't pontificate on all that I know and all that I've experienced in my long life. I always hope that I'm not offending anyone here and just try to mind my own business. Maybe I'm just too sensitive in thinking that others' entries may be directed at me and others who are struggling here. But they sure did sound like it. So I was offended. It has changed my whole outlook on the DD site. I feel now that I can't continue to come here and open myself up to scrutiny by some who feel they are superior because they have "found the way"! I'm sorry to cause hard feelings here, I would never want to do that. I'm not that kind of person. I guess I was just hurt and needed to strike out at those who unthinkingly caused it. I welcome any comments from anyone who thinks I should not be here. Really, I'm not a trouble-maker. I'm sorry.

princess8alot on 12/19/2003:
just ignore all that negativity and holiday stress and continue being you! You dont gotta impress or answer to anyone...I'm glad that people share their experiences cause that way, you dont feel like you're all alone in this. Keep it up! : )

stringbean on 12/19/2003:
Please don't leave. I think everyone needs to move on and get off this subject thread. You know, the thing that REALLY bugs me about this whole thing and the entries, is that these people have struggled too, and are now downtalking (for lack of a better word) those that are struggling. Pot calling the kettle back, imho.

I remember you from way back when I started my journey as ToddlerMom. I think sticking with it for this long is also a testament to your commitment. Don't let hurtful things keep you from something that is helping you. I took it a little personally, as I think most that have had a setback probably did. We're trying to work this out for us, not other people. I'm sticking around... hope you do too.

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