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Soon2BThin - Sunday Nov 30, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Good morning! How's everyone doing today? I just got up not long ago (it's only 8:35am here) and haven't done much yet. I don't think I'm going to take a walk today, I'm not feeling really good and I have lots to do to get ready for Las Vegas. So at least I'll be busy anyway. My stomach is feeling kinda futsy (is that a word, it seems to fit) and I'm thinking that lately the Nexium isn't doing me any good. I just hope I'm not coming down with something.

So yesterday I did get in that walk---4 times around the block, 2.8 miles. By the time I'd started the 3rd round, my right shin was hurting but I pushed myself to do one more round. It's probably better for it if I don't walk today. And tomorrow---well, I'll be packing and doing last minute errands. I need to get to the bank for some gambling money, hehe!

Okay, I hope you're all having a good weekend. I'm doing pretty well, not eating too much. We'll see what my home scale says tomorrow morning if I remember to get on it. My stomach is feeling sort of smaller this morning so I hope I see a good number tomorrow. I was trying on pants last night and my size 12's are way too tight, even with the elastic waist. So I know I'm still too fat, darnit! Well, go out there and have a great day. Take care.

P.S. Does anyone know what's going on with CharlieAngel? I noticed she hasn't been here for awhile. I hope she's doing okay.

Soon2BThin - Saturday Nov 29, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Happy Saturday! Okay, yesterday I did finally get out for a walk--4 times around the block, that's 2.8 miles. I drove my car around it the other day and found it was 7-tenths of a mile instead of the half mile I had thought it was. The weather was nice and it felt really good to get that walk in. So today, no walk so far but will get to it sometime today. It looks nice out again so if it doesn't get too windy by the time I go, I will walk outside again. Maybe even be able to wear shorts today.

The food part hasn't been right on, I'm not even counting points lately but I'm not doing too badly, I think. I haven't gotten on the scale for days now either. Probably do that Monday morning to get a weight for before the Las Vegas trip. But I won't change it here until I get to another WW meeting after I get back, probably the following Tuesday.

We saw a pretty good movie last night that I rented---The Life of David Gale. So if you're looking for a good movie, we thought it was good, if a little confusing. I also rented It Runs in the Family with Kirk and Michael Douglas so we'll watch that one tonight. Let you know tomorrow if it's any good. I'm reading the Oprah book club book right now--Cry, the Beloved Country. Not that good though. So far I'm almost half way through it and it's pretty boring but I'll ta?e it to Las Vegas with me so I'll have something to read so I won't gamble too much. I think I'll also ta?e From Chunk to Hunk, Fred Anderson's book, even though I already read all of his old website entries. (Guess what, the letter after j isn't working again, guess I need a new keyboard, oops, there it works now, confusing?)

Okay, guess I'll go read some entries from the DD right now. Then I'll get ready for the walk. Hope you all have a great day. Take care.

Maria7 on 11/29/2003:
Hey, Soonie! It must be a warm day over there! We are COLD here in S.C. Good to go on walking 2.8 miles!

Soon2BThin - Friday Nov 28, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Good morning-after-turkey-day! How did you all do? I don't think I did too much damage. I ate my usual brea fast (oops, the letter after j isn't wor ing again) then I only had an apple and a glucerna bar for lunch, lots and lots of water, and a reasonable dinner, one small piece of pie too. That's it for the day. Also, I did a 2 mile wal? on the treadmill first thing in the morning. I added 3-2minute hills in there too. So I thin? I had a pretty good day. Brought home some leftovers but they are for the DH, not me.

Okay, I planned on getting up at 7:30am for my walk again but you know what can happen to the best layed plans---I'm blaming it on the DH, it's his fault. But I'll get to a walk later today. So you all have a great Friday and I'll see ya tomorrow.

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Nov 26, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Good morning! Busy day today, huh? Everybody getting ready for the big turkey day! Well, at least the ones in the USA. BTW, I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, if you didn't read my entry update yesterday, go back and read it. Not very good news but I'm dealing with it. Except we went out to happy hour yesterday and I ate way too much. So today is "make-up" day. Must get lots of exercise in and eat right today. And tomorrow I'm going to eat small portions of the things I really like at dinner and exercise the next day too. I think if you do enough exercise, it does tend to compensate.

Well, I must admit I did climb back into bed this morning after the DH left for work but then, got right back up. I thought, hmmmm, I have to make my entry to my DD friends early this morning because some may be too busy to get on here later. And I really do have lots to do today, no time to be lazy in bed. So here I am. Aren't you glad?! Hehehe! I'm going to get my walk in later, either outside or on the treadmill. Heck, my hair is looking so good this morning I don't want to sweat it up, hah! So I'll just do that later. I have to go out to the dry cleaners to pick up a blouse I took in the other day, then to the grocery (that should be fun *crowded*) and on to Walgreen's to pick up a prescription. All that shouldn't take long, right? I'm going to make the sweet potatoes today in the slow cooker (new recipe, hope it's good, it sounds good) so all we have to do is warm them up tomorrow. I have to take the turkey over to Mom's sometime by noon, I guess, and help her get it in the oven (we're not eating until after 5pm, sis and BIL have to work tomorrow) The reason I have it in my frig is because sis didn't have room in hers (she got the turkey free the other day) and Mom had a new frig coming yesterday so she didn't want to deal with a 21 lb. turkey. Anyway..... So I guess I'll be at Mom's most of the day. She needs help with the turkey because, if you remember, she had back surgery so she has to be careful. Well, I'm just going on and on, aren't I? Anyway, that's my story, hah! I need to start figuring out what I'm taking to Vegas next week too. That part will be fun! I can hardly wait to go. Poor DH will be all on his own here. I hope he manages to not burn the house down or something. I guess I should make some meals ahead for him, poor baby never cooked a meal in his life, except eggs or pancakes, haha! It's something to do with reading instructions, I guess, although, he's always telling me how easy it is, you just mix things together, hahaha! We'll see. I hope he doesn't kill the cat while I'm gone, she pee'd on the rug last night so I put her in the laundry room for the night, poor kitty. But she's doing fine, I put a blanket in there for her. She's almost 11 and I swear, that's the last animal I'm going to have. They can be such a pain in the butt. But I do love her, she's my baby. She has to go and make me mad once in awhile though. And do you know how hard it is to get cat pee out of something? Sheesh!

Okay, it's finally starting to get light out. Not very cold here this morning, about 45 degrees, going up to about 70. So I guess I'd better go get my day started. Take care and have a safe holiday. See ya later!

curvy shar on 11/26/2003:
Have a great holiday and best of luck on making good choices!

legcramp on 11/26/2003:
Rotten luck on the weight in at weight watchers the other day, but don't let it wear you down!! Keep at it, and have a great day today and an awesome time in Vegas!!!

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Nov 25, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.8

Well, it's weigh-day! I'm not too excited since my scale said I went up 2 pounds from yesterday. But experience tells me that's just how the scale does you, up one day, down the next, no matter how you've been doing. So it doesn't really bother me but I sure would feel a lot happier if it had said something better. So we'll see later what the WW scale says for me. It's not as cold this morning as yesterday so I have on my light capris and I'll wear light shoes so I won't have to take them off. But I'll need to wear a sweater that I will take off before weighing. Isn't it ridiculous the things I do to try to get the scale to record a loss?! And really, I tell myself it doesn't matter what it says, I feel thinner and better already and if I continue to do what I've been doing, I will continue to lose the weight. So there's no problem, really, right? So I'll be back later to let you know how I did and hopefully change that weight number here. Oh, I did go to WalMart yesterday and found some great things for the Mom and her little girl so that's finished. Also passed up the donuts, didn't even go in the bakery department, hahaha! So I'm doing well, not really starving myself, not really sticking to the points I'm allowed, but I think I can still keep losing the weight, although, slowly. I'm getting that feeling, though, that I don't really need to exercise the next few days since I will be leaving on Monday for Vegas so why bother? A few days of exercise can't make much difference now. But that's that little voice that always keeps trying to knock me off track so I'm going to try to ignore it. I know I'm going to be busy from now until Monday but I will try to get the exercise in. Well, I hope you guys all have a good day. I'll be back later with the WW news. See ya then!

UPDATE--Okay, so I GAINED two-tenths of a pound. Pretty disappointing! I kind of don't hold much stock in that though--it seems I weigh on a different scale at WW every time (they have 3) so it could be that or just the way I stood on the scale or holding water or whatever. My scale said 159.5 this morning, not as good as yesterday, so I understand this bouncing-around-on-the-scale thing. It's just not an accurate way of measuring success, I guess. It seems it just depends on the day, some days are up, some are down. But really, if I had done really well the past couple of weeks, I would have been sure to be down some. So it's no one's fault but my own. And, guess what, that darn little voice is saying the same things it always does this time of year--"Let's just forget the weight-loss until the holidays are over. Just don't bother getting on the scale and you'll stay the same weight. What you don't know, won't hurt you, right? Then we can start over after the first of the year." Yeah, right. Only then I'll just have another 10 pounds more to lose, haha! I'm not going to listen to that voice this time. I'm going to make good choices as much as possible, not worry too much, and exercise as much as I can. That's the plan. BTW, our leader today was dressed up as a Native American and said she was "Princess Don'tEataLot" She is so entertaining and is full of stories of WW. She's been a lifetime member for 32 years now. I love the meetings and will hate to miss next week. But Vegas calls so that's where I'll be next week, in case you forgot, hehe! Okay, you all have a great rest-of-the-day. See ya tomorrow!

curvy shar on 11/25/2003:
Hey, that's great that you passed by the doughnuts! Good for you! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

BellaK on 11/25/2003:
Good Luck @ weigh-in! And keep ignoring the little voice that always keeps trying to knock US ALL - believe me - off track! You are doing great! Bella :)

Soon2BThin - Monday Nov 24, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.6

So how are you all doing this fine Monday morning? It's 6:30am here and I'm all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! But it's freezing here! Down to 30 right now! Just not our usual mild temperatures. But it's going to warm up near 70 later. And as long as the sun shines, I'm happy.

I'm feeling great this morning! I just got on the scale and saw a big surprise drop! But I'm not changing it here until I weigh-in at WW tomorrow. That's my official weight. But it should be good. And it really makes me feel like doing a good job today. No donuts from Wal-Mart, bay-beee! I'll be going there as soon as I get ready, I like to get an early start before the crowds. I need to shop for that little 4 year old girl and her Mom. Should be fun. The Mom likes candles so I'll head for that department for her. And probably some kind of crayons or markers set, or kids' artist set, for the little girl, she likes that kind of thing, they told us. Of course, I'll have to look at all the little girls' clothes, I never got to shop for those things with my 3 boys. I'm looking forward to it!

Okay, you all go out there and have one fine day today! I'm going to! Maybe even get some exercise in later. Did I tell you I feel great!? I hope I find some time to get here later to read entries, I didn't get to much this weekend and I miss it. I hope you're all doing just as great as ever! Oh, if you missed my yesterday's entry, go back and read it, okay? Just have to mention that it seems I'm losing weight pretty good and I haven't been counting points and I know I've been eating a few more points than is allowed for me, but it seems to be working. Okay, my scale said 157.5 this morning, can you believe it?! I got on it twice, hehe! So we'll see what the WW scale says tomorrow. Gotta run. Buh-bye!

legcramp on 11/24/2003:
I hope you see that number again on the scale tomorrow at weight watchers!! Or, even less! Good luck and have a great day today!

curvy shar on 11/24/2003:
It's nice to see somebody is so cheery and in such a good mood on a Monday morning! Have fun shopping today.

malh on 11/24/2003:
Isnt that a great feeling, you can tell in your posting that you are in control of your life. THose donuts at Walmart don't stand a chance. Thats great that you have adopted that family for Christmas. Will look for your posting after the WW meeting tomorrow for the official weigh in.. Make the wise choices today. Mary

Soon2BThin - Sunday Nov 23, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.6

Well, have you all had a great Sunday?! It's 56 degrees, 4:15pm, the sun is shining, and there's a little wind blowing, but I just finished walking 4 times around the block! Whew! Darned near killed me!! I was sweating but my nose froze, ya know? And I'm wearing jeans(!!) and now my legs are itching so I'm gonna make this quick. I think 4 times around is 2 miles but it took me 50 minutes and 2 miles on the treadmill takes me 38 minutes and I swear I was walking as fast today as I did yesterday on the treadmill! Maybe I'd better recheck that in my car. Saw a coyote cross the dirt road a little way in front of me and saw a hawk fly over. Always something around here.

Okay, I'm doing fine, hope you all are too. My sinuses hurt now from the cold wind and I probably have wind burn or sunburn on my face, no sunscreen on. Should have put something on my lips too but didn't. Going to go warm up in the shower now. Hope I don't get a rash from these jeans. Duh! Saw half-naked jogger guy, he was wearing shorts and a tee-shirt!! Talk to ya all tomorrow. Buh-bye!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Nov 22, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.6

Happy Saturday, DDers! It's now 10:15am here and I've been up 6 hours already. Yep, couldn't sleep again. At least I slept well from 10:45 last night until 4:15 this morning. Five and a half hours' sleep, I can live with that. It sure isn't like me though. Sleeping was one of the best things I could do, haha! Well, next to eating, hah! So I already had my walk on the treadmill by 7am. Still need to get at those ab crunches though sometime today. BTW, I walked 2 miles in 38 min. and 15 sec. That's counting a short warm up and cool down. Most of the time I was doing 3.2 mph. Also added in 2-2 minute hills at "5" on my treadmill, whatever that means. Might mean 50% incline, I don't know. Someday I'll look at the instruction book, hah! I had breakfast while watching ER from Thursday (yeah, I just can't seem to stop watching TV while I eat!) and then got busy with the cleaning of my bedroom and bathroom. I already had the dusting finished last night. I did it all while watching TV then too. I sat down to watch my shows last night and thought about working on the afghan but then thought, hey, I'll do the dusting so I won't have it to do tomorrow (today). I don't know where I'm getting all this energy lately, it's not like me. I even took everything off the dressers and TV cabinet to dust! Usually I just pick one thing up at a time to dust under it, haha! So now my bedroom and bathroom are all clean, except for the floor mopping in the bathroom. I had to take a break to cool down. It doesn't take much to get me sweaty. Heck, I was sweating when I was walking around the mall yesterday! Since I was up so early I will probably take a little nap later. I still have to drive up to the dry cleaners to get my comforter and the one outfit I had bought at the second-hand store last week.

Well, we did adopt a family for Christmas again this year. A mother and her 4 year old daughter. So I actually get to Christmas shop for a little girl. Since I had 3 boys myself, it should be a nice treat to shop for a girl. They gave us a list of what things they might want so that makes it easier.

Okay, that bathroom floor is calling me so I'd better get busy again before I fall asleep here. I hope you are all doing really well today. I'm trying to really eat right this week so I won't feel too guilty when I eat a little more on Thursday. Scale said 161 this morning but I had already exercised and drank 32 oz. of water, or maybe, it was that big and tasty from McD's yesterday. I only hope it's tempory. And here I am weighing myself everyday again, I know I really shouldn't. But it doesn't count until Tuesday's weigh-in at WW. So you all have a great day and a wonderful weekend, okay? Take care. See ya!

geevee on 11/22/2003:
If I don't weigh in every day I get slack and off my program. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one to houseclean while watching TV. I am especially productive during tense football games!

kyrin on 11/23/2003:
Hey, Soonie!

Re: working hard/day off needed. Ummmm. Yes. I was off Sunday thru Wednesday. :-) Actually, this workout rotation that I'm doing seems like a vacation. I'm not doing any real cardio until January 1st, because I'm trying to give my heel a change to recuperate. (No floor exercises, no dance, no step work, no walking/jogging/running.)

Have you have fun shopping for the little girl yet? I imagine that it would be hard to stop with one outfit or toy. There are so many nice things to choose from.

Soon2BThin - Friday Nov 21, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.6

Busy, busy day today, that's why I'm on here so late. It's almost 5pm here right now. It looks like our last nice, warm day here for awhile, although, this weekend it's going to be colder, probably not as cold as some of you are having it. Today got to be about 75 degrees with great sunshine and tomorrow it will only get to about 67, with low 30's at night. Guess we'll have to use the furnace a little. So far we haven't needed it and it sure does save on the electric bill, or make that gas, ours is gas. The ac is electric. Whatever....

No structured exercise yesterday or today but I did lots of housework yesterday and lots of walking at WalMart this morning and the mall this afternoon. Lots of walking! My poor tootsies are really sore, hah! The food hasn't been to bad although, I broke down and hit the golden arches for lunch, I was sooooo hungry after all that shopping, should have ordered the chicken nuggits but I hadn't had a burger for soooo long, I had the big and tasty, no fries but I bought one of those 99 cent bags of Lay's chips and ate half, also had a Reese's peanut butter tree, yum! And I'm still losing weight, it seems, although after today, I expect to see a jump up on the scale tomorrow. I'll just eat a light dinner and have lots of water, maybe that will help. Saw 159 on my scale this morning, had to get on it twice before I would believe it! I know this easy weight-loss can't continue much longer unless I have something terribly wrong with me, haha! Let's hope not, that's not worth losing the weight.

Okay, I hope you're all doing great and have all of your Christmas shopping finished already. I'm not finished but I know what I'm getting everyone. We may still adopt a family again this year too. That's fun. I was supposed to have Thanksgiving here at my house but Mom changed her mind and decided to have it at her house. We're keeping the turkey in our freezer though. Sis and BIL got a free one at the grocery but they don't have the room in their freezer. Anywho...Glad I don't have to do all the cooking. I'm making the sweet potatoes, a new recipe in the slow cooker, hope it turns out well. And I'm bringing the cranberries. Boy, WalMart had the good canned ones for 77 cents a can. Wish I'd bought more than I did. I may make a pie too, I don't know, have to talk to Sis and see what she's bringing.

Gosh, I've really run on here, haven't I? Gotta go! Buh-bye!

kyrin on 11/22/2003:
It sounds like you're having fun with your Thanksgiving planning. {grins} With both of the guys working, we're not going to be going home for the holiday. Our feasting is going to be just the three of us again this year, which means scaling back the number of things on the table. But, I think I enjoy reading about everyone's doings to get ready almost as much as doing them myself. ...with a lot less work. LOL



Soon2BThin - Thursday Nov 20, 2003
(Weight Watchers Flexpoints)
Weight: 162.6

I felt like adding a little color today! Good morning! How are you all doing? Man, what a night! That's why I'm on here late today. I went to bed at 9:15, got to sleep shortly after 10 finally, then I got up at 1:30am to make a trip to the bathroom and couldn't get back to sleep! The last time I looked at the clock it said 4:55!! So guess what I was doing at 3am! I got down on the floor and did 100 ab crunches! Hey, I just hate wasting that time lying there in bed, not being able to sleep. I don't know what's wrong with me the last 2 nights. I was holding some great, one-sided conversations with my DD friends in my head. Okay, you can call the little men in white coats. I'm ready for my straight jacket now. Am I really the only one who does this? Come on, you all do it too, right? Admit it. I won't tell. Then my radio came on at 5:55 so I could get the old man up, make his breakfast, and then I went back to bed for a couple more hours. So, again, I only got 6 hours sleep. But yesterday went very well. No nap or anything. I stayed busy all day. Of course, a big part of it was at the second-hand store again. I guess I spent about an hour and a half looking again. I bought 4 more great items and I had a great time. I'm getting hooked on that. I found a great blouse that had the original tags on it marked $89.99! If you can believe that. I'm thinking there must have been a skirt or pants that had originally come with that price. But anyway, I got it for $8.99!! It's bright pink and buttons up the front and ties in the back. So cute. And a nice knit, light jacket in navy blue that looks brand new for $6.99. And a couple of tops for $5.99 each. I really think I'd better stay away from there for awhile, heh. Next trip I will be taking some of my things that I don't wear any more. You can either take the price that they will give you in cash or twice the amount in store credit. Heck, that's what I usually do, I'm always buying there anyway. There are 3 of these stores within half an hour's drive from me so I really get to see a lot of clothes. They also carry men's and children's clothes too and even shoes! I think I'm going to start shopping for clothes there instead of the regular stores. You can sure find some nice stuff there sometimes but there is also a lot of junk. If there are any near you, you should really check it out.

So I ate pretty well yesterday and I did 33 minutes on the treadmill for 1.75 miles. It's still wiping me out and I shed buckets of sweat. I don't know if I will get to any today, I have a really busy day, cleaning the house and such. And probably sort through my old clothes to get rid of some too. And DS is supposed to come by sometime today. Haven't seen him for a week. I guess things are going okay for him. I'll find out then.

Well, I guess that's all for today. I read all the entries yesterday and did some commenting. I sure miss a lot of people around here---PastaGal, Kyrin, SoccerMom, Herb, Beth in Alaska. Gee, don't they miss us all?! I hope they come back for a visit at least! Okay, you all have a great day. The weather is beautiful here again today but it will get really cold this weekend--down in the 30's at night and only around 60 in the day time. But I'll take it, it's better than snow! You're all doing great, keep up the good work. Buh-bye!

legcramp on 11/20/2003:
Hmmm, how come you're not getting any sleep??? Weird. Sounds like you're doing great lately, congrats on keeping true and staying strong!! You can do it! Have a great day today!

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