- Friday May 02, 2003
Well, have I been black balled yet? I know I'm not doing so well (well, the last few days have been excellent!) but I never find the time to check in here with you all and make some comments. I'm so sorry! My life is running away with me, I guess. But I'm still working at it.
Almost didn't exercise this morning. I shut the alarm off and went back to sleep for another 20 minutes. Then I heard the DH up and making some noise, so all was not lost. I got up and got going. But I only did 3 times around the block, 2.1 miles, 35 minutes. So that will have to do. I have some errands to run later so I will be busy all day. There's always something to do around here. Yesterday was very good. I swept the floors and mopped the kitchen and did some laundry. Then after DH got home, we went to Mom's to do some chores for her. We didn't get home until 6:30 so I didn't finish eating dinner until about 7:30. I've been trying to not eat after 7pm so I had to cheat a little on that yesterday. Oh, well, at least I ate really well yesterday. 26 points and I'm allowed up to 28 with the exercise I've been doing. I keep trying to keep my points lower than that but I'm failing at it.
Okay, if I don't get a chance to talk to you later, you all have a great weekend. Take care and move that body!
- Thursday May 01, 2003
Okay, okay, so I didn't do any exercise yesterday, you caught me! But...I have just finished another 2.8 mile walk this morning. Yayyy, me! I told myself just 3 times around the block, at least, but I felt so good after 3 times, I ended up doing the whole 4. That's 2.8 miles, in case you missed that, haha, in 48 minutes! I know, not that great, but great for me. It was beautiful, 68 degrees, bright sunshine, a nice little cool breeze, I loved it! Too bad we won't have many more days like this. Soon it will only get as cool as 80 at night. And over 100 in the day! Sheesh! Then it will be time to dust off the treadmill, heh.
So how are you all doing? Gosh, I haven't been able to check in here much lately. I feel so out of the loop, ya know? I must find time to get here later today. After I finish this, I must do my arm exercises out on the diving board, hehe. It does work better than on the floor, since I don't have a weight bench, I get more range of motion. And some nice sun. I'll be glad when the pool is warmed up enough to get in and I can do some exercise there. The water temp is only about 80 right now, it's nice when it gets to about 85 degrees. So it won't be long. I still have to go out and clean it every day so it would be nice to be able to get in it!
Oh, BTW, yesterday I did get some exercise, out running errands from 10:30am until about 2:00, and my eating was pretty good. I think I only went over by 1 point for the day. And water--forget about it---I think I drink gallons, hehe. I'm always so thirsty with this one med I take. So the water part is no problem for me. Anyways, I knew I had all these errands to do, that's why I didn't walk in the morning. Sometimes I'm too tired to do much after walking. Shut up, I'm old, remember!! Hey, I think I broke a record of some kind last night---I went to sleep on my right side and never moved all night long!! Now that's a good night's sleep!! I've never done that in my life! Now the right side of my hair is straight and the left side is still curly, hahaha!
Okay, that's enough, gotta go do the diving board exercises (arm exercises and abs). I sure hope you all have a great day! And thanks for the nice comments! See ya'll later!
- Tuesday Apr 29, 2003
Good Tuesday morning, everyone! How are you all doing? I just finished a 50 minute walk around the block 4 times, that's 2.8 miles! Whew, I really had to push myself that last time around. I took 2 days off and I've been really bad! But I'm ready to start anew now! I hate that feeling when I have to go out to dinner or something and have to dress up a little and nothing looks good on me or fits the way it should. Why do I keep sabotaging myself? I'm right to the limit right now of just barely being able to fit into the bigger clothes I have! That's bad!! And I so want to be able to fit the smaller clothes. I have lots of clothes I have never even worn yet! Sheesh! Okay, I'm just cooling down a little then I will head for the shower. I will try to fit in the weight lifting some time later today. Oh, I forgot to weigh in yesterday (how convenient!) and I decided to just wait until next Monday. I know I didn't lose any and who wants to see that bad news on the scale!? Okay, I'm going now. I'll see ya all tomorrow. Have a great day!
- Saturday Apr 26, 2003
- Saturday Apr 26, 2003
Good morning, everyone! At least it's morning here, 9am. Most of you have already done your workout and you're on with the day. Well, I've had a couple of rocky days here. This job thing was really getting me down. But I'm better now, heh! I don't think I'm going looking for a job until things look so bad that I have to. I'm such a wus! But I may try the H & R Block class in September, I think it is. Then maybe work for them. We'll see. I just did a 40 minute walk on the treadmill. I just felt like doing something different instead of walking outside. You see, on the treadmill I can listen to my walkman and it really gets me going. So here I am. After I cool off some, I'm going out to the diving board, since I don't have a weight bench, and do my arm exercises with the weights. The sun is shining and it's already almost 70 degrees. Going to soak up some sunshine today! I did the arm exercises on Thursday and, boy, were my arms sore yesterday. But it was a "good" soreness. Got to keep that up. Also did some ab crunches and, of course, that made my neck hurt something awful for the rest of the day. So I'm going to do some other kind today. My neck feels pretty good so far this morning.
Okay, I'm so behind on reading the journals here, I'm sorry to say. I hope you're all doing well. Thanks for all the comments on mine about the job thing. You all are great! So maybe I can find the time to get caught up later. I know I watch too much TV but when the summer reruns start up, I'll have a lot more time to do other things. Oh, and I just may go for another walk later. I know 40 minutes of walking isn't that much. So I'm heading for the diving board now. See ya'll later.
- Thursday Apr 24, 2003
Good morning! Here I am again, all sweaty! DH and I just finished a 40 minute walk around the neighborhood. Whew! And I plan on doing some more exercise later today. Either a walk, some yoga or one of my tapes. I was looking on E-bay last night for some step aerobic tapes with the step included but didn't see any. Of course I only got through 16 pages out of 60 something. Lots of people trying to sell exercise stuff! Well, my eating hasn't been real good lately but I plan on starting to do better today. And at least last night I only had some baked beans for dinner then nothing else for the rest of the night. I had Burger King for lunch, nuff said! I was up until after midnight last night trying to figure out what I was going to do about my job situation. Uh, there is none, haha! If you have any suggestions let me know. What can a 54 year old woman with no experience or skills and a high school education do to earn some money? No, not that, I'm too old. How about a paper route? At least I wouldn't be on my feet all day but I wonder how much you can make doing that. And does it have benefits? Maybe in September I will take the H & R Block class again and work there from Jan. to April 15 doing people's taxes. At least I've had experience at that. I did it for 2 seasons back about 12 years ago but it was so stressful that I said I would never do it again. But I think now I could handle it maybe. Since I know what to expect now. And I could keep the paper route at the same time maybe. I'm going to check into it. Seriously. I did see an add in the paper for routes in our area of town. Can't hurt to check it out, right? Gah, I don't want to go to work, really! Am I being a wus? Feedback, I need feedback here. Give it to me, I can take it. Well, the insurance man I applied with will be bringing my policy by this morning so at least I will have medical insurance in the mean time. It costs a pretty penny and I don't think the coverage is as good as what I had but what the hay? You take what you can get.
Okay, enough rambling! I feel better! Time to wash up and have some breakfast. It's only 8:40am here, BTW. Have a great day, y'all!
- Tuesday Apr 22, 2003
Whoops! I'm going the wrong way again. Looks like I had a fun weekend, huh? But I'm back this morning. Just finished a 37 minute walk, 2.1 miles, 3 times around the block. The weather is great here, clear sky, breezy, with a high of only 78 today. I have to go out later for cat food from Petsmart and then to the library to pick up the book by Patricia Heaton of "Everybody Loves Raymond". It sounds like a good, funny book. I'll let you know. I just finished the one by Fran Drescher of "The Nanny" called "Cancer, Schmancer". It was very good. DH is working today at the school again with the autistic kids. He helps out where ever the teacher needs him. Yesterday he worked at a high school doing janitorial work and he was really beat when he got home last night. Really hard work but I think he enjoyed it. As for me, I just did a lot of shopping yesterday afternoon. Didn't buy much, I just love to look around at the second hand stores, hehe! Found a summer dress, Kathie Lee, with the tags still on it so I assume it was never worn. $8.99. I really enjoy a bargain. Okay, must go make me some breakfast and watch Regis and Kelly. Take care, everyone, and have a great day!
- Friday Apr 18, 2003
Hey, I'm finally here! Not doing too well but could be worse. I think I'm just going to do what I can and not worry about it. I've got lots of work to do before Sunday. I invited the whole family over for dinner on Easter. So I need to give the house a good cleaning and I have lots of food to fix. Then Monday, look out!! Seems like I've heard that before, haha!
So....my DH has rejoined the working force today. It makes me kind of sad because it feels like "good-bye vacations, lunches out together and those nice walks in the early morning, talking all the time." He's just part time right now with the school district. He'll be doing different substitute jobs, like today he's taking care of a few special needs kids, keeping an eye on them and making sure they get to their classes, things like that. That's all I know about it now, I'll hear more later, I'm sure. And next week he starts at another school doing janitorial work from 2:00pm until 10:30 I think. He's experienced at that since that's what he did when he first started at Proctor & Gamble many, many years ago. He likes to work and he just thought he might as well get paid for it. He was always doing jobs for the family. Also he'd like to get full time so he can get good health insurance coverage for us. Maybe you might remember that I lost mine and I'm searching for new. Okay, I've thought of going out to work (I was always a stay-at-home Mom) but I have no skills, no experience and, heck, I'm pretty old. I know I couldn't stand doing grocery store check-out work being on my feet all day. Maybe I'll think of something but I'm not worried about it. DH says I don't need to work anyway. But I feel so useless now that he's working. Oh, BTW, he decided to go to work because the stock market drop has really hit us hard, losing more than half of our retirement. Guess that's pretty common right now.
Okay, must go get busy. I hope you all have a great weekend and holiday. And CharlieAngel, if you're out there, let us know how you're doing. And JellyBelly and Maria and Breakaway. You are all missed. Bye for now.
- Wednesday Apr 16, 2003
Just dropped in to see what's going on. As you can see, I'm doing well with the maintaining part of weightloss. But....I WANT TO LOSE MORE WEIGHT!! Darnit! I thought I'd had a pretty good week last week but I guess it doesn't work to do 5 great days and 2 bad ones, hahaha! Sorry I haven't been here the last few days to comment and see how you are all doing. But I have lots of time tonight, nothing on TV that I like so I'm free! Well, have a great day tomorrow and welcome to all the newbies here. Buh-bye!
- Sunday Apr 13, 2003
Good morning, everyone! It's 9:55am here so it's still morning. Well, yesterday went very well. I had a little more points, 24. And I did get that second walk in later in the day. I left here just before 5:30pm and walked 3 times around the block, 37 minutes so I had a total of 3.9 miles and 67 minutes for the day, yippee!! BUT--no walk this morning. So maybe I'll walk later this afternoon, who knows?! As for me having a bite to eat before I walk--I take Nexium in the morning so I have to wait a whole hour before I can eat. So that's when I do my exercise and by the time I'm finished, I can eat breakfast. I was really hungry this morning since I didn't exercise, I guess, because I hadn't had anything to eat since before 7pm last night. And I guess the exercise kind of keeps the hunger away for awhile. So, no exercise this morning=early hunger. But I still had to wait the whole hour and then had breakfast at 9. Anywho....
So that's my story for today. I think I may go out to the mall this afternoon, I have something to return and I think it's the last day of the Penney's sale and maybe Sear's too. I want to get some shorts and a matching top at Sear's, I think. And I feel adventurous this morning. You have to feel brave to go on a Sunday, hah! Besides it will keep me out of the kitchen so I won't eat until I need to. Yesterday was really difficult in that department. I wanted to eat all day but I kept a tight rein on it. I so want to see a nice loss tomorrow. I do feel a tad smaller in the tummy area, I hope it's not my imagination. I'm almost afraid to get on the scale but I will just accept whatever it says and try not to be too disappointed. And I know that one medication I take for chronic pain says that weight gain is a side affect, sheesh! It's working great for the pain, I actually went for a whole week without that pain. But if it's keeping me from losing weight, I just don't know what I will do. Work harder, I guess.
Okay, see you all tomorrow. You know, I started to get caught up here yesterday but when I read PastaGal's new weight-loss and Kyrin's 90 minutes of exercise, I decided to go out for that second walk. Thanks, ladies, you are such an inspiration to me. So maybe I'll get caught up with the diaries later today. Have a good one!