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Soon2BThin - Wednesday Sep 03, 2003
Weight: 164.5

Well, here I am again! Late today since I went to Wal-Mart early this morning. It took me an hour and a half to finish. I had to check out what was new and what was on sale, since I hadn't been out in over 4 weeks! And I still can't walk very fast. Do any of you have any experience with a badly sprained ankle? How long is this going to take to heal?! It still hurts like heck, especially when I'm on it a lot. It's still swollen and I have to put ice on it once in awhile to ease the pain. I don't wear the ace bandage because it makes it hurt even more. But at least I can get around somewhat now so I'm not complaining. It was rough those first couple of weeks. At least we don't have any stairs to climb.

Well, thanks for the good wishes, breakaway, but I never did get to those arm exercises yesterday, shame on me! But I will today for sure, I promise. I must get started here. You know, I was thinking yesterday how I can't wait to get out there and really sweat! Who woulda thought?! I really miss it! So tomorrow is weigh-day for me. Probably not much change though, it's been a bad month. Oh, well, here's to a better month this month!

Okay, you all take care and have a fine day, okay? See ya tomorrow!

breakaway on 09/03/2003:
You know, I was thinking about how I would HATE not being able to exercise. I don't exercise now but if I couldn't do it; it would be so much worse...sounds funny but true. I did have a badly sprained ankle years back like when my son was 3 or 4 (he is deaf and was in school since age 6 months) and he's 12 now. I remember not being able to get him off the bus becuase I had just sprained it out in the yard and stepped in a hole and I wasn't able to walk at all. I had to call the bus station and they had to contact the bus and she brought him in for me. It took a VERY long time to heal and in fact if I step wrong or step on a rock and get out of balance somehow it will hurt like H*** and it doesn't take much to resprain it. Be very careful and dont wear heals unless you have to. I haven't felt it hurt for a year now so as you see it does take a while to completely heal up especially if you resprain and resprain. Any kind of bumpy terrain be careful walking on after you feel healed up because it doesn't take much at all to resprain a weak ankle. Well enough of that! lol I wish you luck on the exercise and I will check in tomorrow. Try to get in that exercise :) Have a great day and take care of that ankle!

Scruffy on 09/04/2003:
Take it easy with the ankle, my sprain loosened the ligmaents/tendons/whatever the bands keeping it together are. You should have a doc take a look. When I totally destroyed the thing, my doc sewed everything tight, works great now.

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Sep 02, 2003
Weight: 164.5

Good morning, everyone! Did you all have a good weekend? I did. My middle son was here from Cincinnati so we were pretty busy. He brought his new girlfriend too. Well, I'm still not able to walk very well. I sure hope this doesn't take much longer to heal, my sprained ankle, in case you didn't know what I'm talking about. I'm really anxious to get back to the walking and losing weight. I will do my monthly weigh-in on Thursday, although, I've sneaked a few peeks in the meantime. I just can't resist on the days when I feel kinda "skinnier". I don't expect much loss though, I was down 3 pounds one day but I've probably bounced back up some. I'm just happy to not have gained a lot. Just as soon as I can get back to it, I'm really going all out with the diet and exercise. And today I'm going to start with some upper body work. Sheesh, I sure need it, I'm turning all to flab! So I'm going to get back here later to get all caught up with you all, so many new people I need to meet. I hope you all have a great day! See ya later!

breakaway on 09/02/2003:
Good job at getting in that upper arm exercise. YOu have been doing great! I don't think this will put you back much at all. Just hang in there and I hope your up an at um soon!

Take care

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Aug 27, 2003
Weight: 164.5

Yeah, I'm still here! Still hobbling around the house. I haven't been out of the house for 3 weeks now. I know, I know, I could get around with the crutches but, I'll tell you, I tried them out the first day and almost fell again. Scared me to death. So I'm afraid to use them. The first few days I wheeled around on one of the kitchen chairs that have wheels. Not too easy on the carpet though. My right leg got a great workout though. Hahaha! So I've accepted that this is going to take some time to heal since it involves the Achille's tendon. I'm seeing the doc finally tomorrow since I still have the dizziness at times when I've been sitting awhile and then stand up. I may need an adjustment on my blood pressure meds. We'll see. Not losing any weight but not gaining either, I think. I can't wait to get back to normal, sheesh! Okay, that's all for now. I'll check in occasionally. Don't miss me too much, HAH! I hope you're all doing great!

Soon2BThin - Sunday Aug 24, 2003
Weight: 164.5

Hey, everyone! I'm still hanging in here. Oh, I want to get back to the exercise soooo bad! Who knew I'd ever be saying that! Well, I did sneak a peek at the scale the other day and I was down a pound. That was a surprise since I haven't been eating too well and, of course, no exercise at all. But I've started doing some crunches and things the last few days. I figure I'd better do what I can. And, ya know, I can really tell a difference after just a few days!! I mean, my abs feel a little tighter! So I'm still hobbling around, haven't been out of the house for almost 3 weeks now, bleh! But look at all the money we're saving by me not being able to shop, haha! Gotta look on the bright side. Well, I haven't been here for so long because my puter has been down. DS finally got his puter from Ohio and he was re-arranging things so they could both be hooked up together. So now I have my puter back full time, yippee! No sharing! So hopefully now I can get here every day. I miss it so much. How've you all been doing? I gotta get caught up here. Well, you all have a great week.

Soon2BThin - Monday Aug 18, 2003
Weight: 164.5

Good morning! Not much to say. I'm still just hobbling around the house. Still pretty painful. I'm looking forward to getting this ankle better and starting all over again with the exercise. I'm not eating too badly since I can't get out and buy any junk. Haven't weighed since the fourth of Aug. Take care and thanks for the comments.

breakaway on 08/18/2003:
Wishing you luck with your ankle...hope you heal up soon. Must be a real pain waiting around for that to heal. Have a great day tomorrow. Good luck

Maria7 on 08/20/2003:
Soonie, I'm sorry to hear about your ankle...hope you get better soon! It is good to see some of us 'oldies' on here, like you and kyrin...wonder where everyone else is??? Love, Maria (take care)

Soon2BThin - Thursday Aug 14, 2003
Weight: 164.5

Well, looks like I wasn't missed at all!! Oh, well. Anyways, I've learned "don't take a pair of good, healthy legs for granted"! Temporarily, I only have one! Yep, I fell and sprained my left ankle last Wednesday. I had gotten up from a little nap and 5 steps from my bed, I blacked out, lost complete control and fell to the floor, giving my left ankle a very bad sprain. I felt it snap and thought it was broken for sure. Torn ligaments and Achille's tendon. I layed on the floor, afraid to move, thinking I'd had a stroke or a seizure or something and thought for sure my ankle was broken and didn't know for sure what else I'd hurt. DS called 911 and I was tied up to the back board, completely unable to move except for my arms and taken to the ER. They decided nothing was injured except for the sprained ankle and sent me home. The doc thought I'd just had an episode of the blood pressure dropping suddenly, which made me black out. It also made my arms and hands twitch crazily out of control, which had made me think I was having some kind of seizure. Oh, well, leave it to me. Here I had wasted all that time, not exercising, and now, I can't!! I have spent most of the past week sitting on my a** and watching the game show channel. So who knows now when I will be able to exercise. I'm trying not to eat too much so I won't put on any more weight than I already have. Not too difficult since I have to rely on what the DH brings from the store for us and I can't get out at all. So that's all from me for now. I hope you are all doing just as great as ever. Take care, see ya! (Hey, who's using my name?)

pollyanna005 on 08/15/2003:
Hi, Just wanted you to know that it has been a little over a year since I started this and it will probably take just over a year more to finish it. I've averaged losing about 6.5lbs a month but there were some stalls every now and then that lasted about two weeks.

Thanks for your comments and I'll be reading your diary.

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Aug 05, 2003
Weight: 164.5

Good morning! I'm late this morning because DS had "Linnux" on here instead of Windows so I had to wait. (I don't know if I spelled Linnux right?) Anyway, he uses that all the time instead of Windows. It's hard to share my computer but my other son will be sending DS's out here soon, I hope.

Okay, yesterday was good. I walked for 2 miles on the treadmill. It took me 41.5 minutes cause I wasn't walking very fast, I guess. Oh, well, I'll improve over time. I spent the whole afternoon at Mom's, she wasn't feeling well again and she also wanted me to be there while she took a shower because she was afraid of falling again. I will be taking her to the doctor this morning. So I didn't get up early to do my walk, sigh. Guess I'll skip it today, too much to do. But my eating yesterday was okay, not fantastic, just okay. I'll do better today.

Okay, must go make breakfast. See ya's all tomorrow. Oh, in case you didn't look, my starting weight is 164.5. Ta ta!

Soon2BThin - Monday Aug 04, 2003
Weight: 164.5

How many times have I started over? Let me count the ways! Here I am again, starting over! Good morning! Really, I kind of started over yesterday. I had 30 points but who's counting. ME!! Yep, I'm doing the Weight Watchers again. It worked before and I can do it again! 150, here I come! I weighed in this morning, not as bad as yesterday, and I even measured my waist and bust. Not going to reveal those here though, yuck! I plan on putting the scale away and not weighing in until this time next month. Also will measure again then. So I'm off to a good start! I even got up at 6am this morning! Well, really, I got up at 5 with the DH, fixed his breakfast, packed his lunch and went back to bed. I really needed that little extra sleep, hahaha! Anyways, this is it--a whole new me. Where have I been all this time?!

I hope you're all off to a good start this week. Please cheer me on, I need it! But, honestly, I really feel different this time and I think it's going to work. Yesterday, I just kept busy and didn't even think of food much. Also, I'm not going to go with set times to eat meals, I'm going to wait until I'm actually hungry before I eat. And eat all good foods. You know what I mean? And I will be here everyday to check in and report, unless something comes up to stop me.

Okay, I'm off to do my walk on the treadmill. Let's see how long I can go! Then later I will do some work with the weights. Boy, I didn't realize how much good that was doing my arms but now, since I haven't done any weight lifting for awhile, my arms are all flabby! Gotta fix that! Have a great day! Buh-bye!

Smiley2 on 08/04/2003:
Hey, well good luck to you. Im also in the "starting over" phase from tommorow. Really i am, i also feel different. If you can, please share some of your meal plans with us.

Hang in there! Welna:)

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jul 26, 2003
Weight: 164.0

Failure! That's me! But here I am anyway. No diet, no exercise and another pound up. I didn't stand tough Thursday and not 5 minutes after making my entry, I was out the door to McDonald's! Guess that diet isn't the one for me. And after making my decision, I felt such a relief and feeling of relaxation that I really felt much better. Then, yesterday, I spent the day with my Mom---half of it in the ER. She woke me up at 7am and said she'd fallen the night before, flat on her back (and you know she just had that back surgery last year) and she was in a lot of pain. She said she didn't want to call the night before and bother us and she thought the pain would go away. So I hurried up and dressed and took her to the ER. Where we spent 5 hours. They took all kinds of x-rays and said she had a compression fracture. Gave her a prescription for pain meds and sent her home. She could have stayed there but she didn't want to. So I sat with her at home until she went in to take a nap. She can barely move around but she sent me home anyway. BTW, Mom is 72. So I'm waiting to hear from her now to see how she's doing. Gee, dolyda said to try something new for this weekend but this is ridiculous!

Okay, gotta go. I guess I'll go back to doing WW (one of these days) I know, I'm a failure! See ya later! Have a good weekend.

Johnedw on 07/27/2003:
You will succeed :) Don't put yourself down, every momment you live, you succeed.

drewgrl on 07/28/2003:
Thanks for your comments the other day.

Knowing that you need to start focussing on yourself is half the battle - take it all one day at a time - that seems to be working for me. Just think that all you have to do it eat right TODAY and dont' think about the rest of the week. All those eating right TODAYS will become a week, then a month, then next thing you know, you're fit and skinny!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jul 24, 2003
Weight: 163.0

Okay, today is one of those days I have to just stand tough! All I want to do is get in the car and head to McDonald's for breakfast. I didn't even want to get up this morning. I just want to spend the day laying around and eating. I'm right on the edge of doing it too. No change on the scale. My life is so boring. And what's with the comments on here, I ain't getting none! I'm just in such a funk! But I'll do the best I can. I want to quit this darn diet and take today off and do whatever I want. You know how that goes, then I'll start over tomorrow. But I think I've done that so many times before and you know what Dr. Phil says, "And how's that workin' for ya?" So I'll just struggle through the day somehow. See ya's!

CharlieAngel on 07/24/2003:
Sorry that you are not getting the feedback you need from us right now. I so know how you feel about not getting comments. Sometimes I so desperately want someone to comment and nada, zip, zilch....but as Radar once told me, you have to do this for yourself and if you are basing your success or failure on other people's support, you are gonna end up a loser. So I really took that to heart and now I write here and keep writing here even if no one comments. So, if you really feel the need to go to Mickey D's then, hey, just do the research and figure out what you can eat if you go...chances are you will look at the nutritional info and just say no thanks. Just remember I am here and reading what you have to say even if I don't always leave a comment, I am so interested in your struggle and in you! Hope you have a great day and that you get over the blahs!!! Charlotte

dolyda on 07/25/2003:
ok...i haven't been here in a while, but i'll comment!!....PUT YOUR KEYS DOWN!! STEP AWAY FROM THE DOOR!! DO NOT GO TO MCDONALD'S!!...lol...do something different this weekend...you sound like where i get sometimes...change things up a bit...go somewhere you've never gone before or try something you haven't ever tried (or not in a long time anyway)...doesn't have to be big...just different...away from the norm!! :D

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