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Soon2BThin - Saturday Jan 02, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 181.4

First, thank you for all the nice comments here. It's nice to know someone is out there reading what I write. I really need this site again to help me get there. I'm so floundering right now. Yesterday was a disaster! I won't go into details. It makes me doubt myself and if I can ever do this. I used the holiday excuse--"it's a holiday and I'm all alone so I need the comfort food", heh. And I had so many aches and pains I just didn't drag myself out for that nice walk. But today I'm back on track, although I forgot to weigh this morning. Maybe that's a good thing, HAH! Anyway, I couldn't sleep again last night so I slept in until after 8 this morning. Had brekky, went to the grocery store for a few things, got gas in my car and went for a 40 minute walk outside after I got home. Now I'm heading for the shower, some lunch and a little rest. I'm hoping if I keep up the exercise, I will be more able to sleep at night. My foot hurts a lot right now but I did it. I hope you're all having a great weekend! See you tomorrow!

Progress as of today: -10.4 lbs lost so far, only 41.4 lbs to go!

Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 01, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 181.4

Hey, where did that pesky pound come from? Okay, it could be from the creamy soup I ate at The Olive Garden yesterday for lunch (just one serving). Or the one and a half bread sticks I ate with it. Or maybe the zucchini bread I ate later after dinner(I finished it off, almost half a small loaf from Trader Joe's). Or maybe it's from not exercising except for the 3 games of bowling I did in the morning. Oh, well, it's there now. I'll do better today. I did manage to stay up until midnight to see in the new year. Well, okay, I wasn't up, I was in bed with the TV on and I DID fall asleep for half an hour and woke up at 10 minutes to 12. But I was there. No partying, no drinking, no eating of the junk food, just me, myself and I in my nice warm bed with Ryan Seacrest----on the TV. And Dick Clark. Ya think he's had any face work done? Just wondering. Good to see he's still doing well. And Jennifer Lopez was so cute with the first time at Times Square thing. Then it was lights out for me. Got up at 8 and here I am. I still have Christmas things to put away and the usual chores around the house. It should get up to the mid-60's today and sunny so a nice walk should be in order later. Although my left hip is killing me from bowling yesterday. Okay, hope you all have a great day. I'm on a roll, 5 days of entries in a row. See you tomorrow!

Progress as of today: -10.4 lbs lost so far, only 41.4 lbs to go!

kzirkle on 01/01/2010:
olive garden breadsticks are AMAZING... how could you not have one?! hehe :) here's hoping for a happy and healthy 2010

geevee on 01/01/2010:
I bet there was a lot of salt in that bowl of soup. On all the cooking shows I watch I just cringe when I see not the pinch of salt that I might use but the handfuls of salt that are so carelessly tossed in the food.

MoodyMe on 01/01/2010:
I love Olive Garden and could live in their salad and breadsticks~i'm not kidding!

I'm jealous of your weather..high of 24* here today!!

Happy New Year!!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Dec 31, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 180.4

Okay, I have good news and bad news, which do you want first? Haha! I was doing really well on the food for most of the day yesterday. I went to the casino (more later) so I was so busy I didn't eat for over 6 hours. By the time I got home at 5, I was starved. I ate dinner and then I got ino the candy left from Christmas. I ate and ate. But the good news is I got on my treadmill for 30 minutes of walking later in the evening. It seems to have helped since I lost another 4 tenths of a pound. Better than going up anyway. I didn't get on the rebounder at all though, I was pretty tired after all that. And about the casino---that is going to be one of my New Year's resolutions, cut way back on the gambling. I've been doing way too much this year. I had won $4000 in Vegas back in October though so I'm not breaking the bank and gambling us into the poor house. But way too much. This will be very hard for me to cut back on. It's really addicting. Thank goodness the casino is 30 miles from my house or I probably would have been there more often. Actually we have several here within that distance but I usually only go to my favorite one. You see, I'm itching to go again just thinking about it. Maybe I need Gamblers Anonymous. Of course my other resolution is to get to my goal weight, as usual. I think I can avoid the leftover candy (my sister gave my hubby a huge bag of peanut M &M's though and there they sit in the pantry, hard to resist those) I think I've learned my lesson from yesterday. Oh, and I resisted stopping for fast food on the way home as I would usually do. That's a step in the right direction. If I can keep avoiding that it would help a lot. And I need to clean out the pantry and refrigerator and stock them with only good foods. That way when I'm out I know I have something good waiting at home to eat and won't stop for fast food.

So today is bowling this morning. I still have problems with my back and can only use a 10 pound ball from the bowling alley (I used to use a 14 of my own) and my right foot hurts quite a bit so that makes it not as much fun as it used to be. For those of you who don't know, I love bowling and have done it for 36 years now. Before I hurt my back I was averaging in the 190's, better than I had been all my life. So hard to give it up. I had a perfect game once in 1999. Okay,enough bragging. At least I'm good at something. We'll probably go out to lunch afterward with the group. I'll have to be good, don't want to ruin what I've started. Tonight is just another night for us, not going out, no party. I'll probably be in bed when the New Year arrives. Boring old people. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and I will toast to our success in reaching our goals. See you tomorrow!

Progress as of today: -9.4 lbs lost so far, only 40.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 12/31/2009:
Happy New Year!

geevee on 12/31/2009:
Perhaps knowing about the beef that fast food places use incl. McD's and BK, you won't be so apt to eat at those places. I read in the NYTimes this morning about how a huge beef company that supplies the restaurants with beef inject ammonia in it to control salmonella. Ick!

iteach on 12/31/2009:
That is neat that you enjoy bowling. I really need to find an activity besides the computer, that I enjoy. I think I need to get out and be around more people.

nenak on 01/01/2010:
happy new year! heres to a happy healthier year!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Dec 30, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 180.8

Well, not down much since yesterday but I'm still going in the right direction. Eating was pretty good and I did a little jogging on the rebounder, not much. Also put some of the Christmas decorations away and took the ornaments off the tree. That's a lot of work. So things are going okay. Get out there and have a great day!

Progress as of today: -9.8 lbs lost so far, only 40.8 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 12/30/2009:
How did you like your rebounder? I used to use one. It's fun to do while watching TV or listening to music. Don't worry you only did a little rebounding - you did some and that's what counts - you make time for some exercise! I dread putting the decorations away!

nita51 on 12/31/2009:

nenak on 12/31/2009:
my decorations will be gone tomorrow and im so dreading that! looks like your on the right tracks!

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Dec 29, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 181.0

Well, there goes some of that water weight! I was up 3 times during the night, heh. I did pretty good on the food part yesterday and I wasn't feeling well so that made it a little easier. But no real exercise except for the walking I did at Target and WalMart. I also bought a "rebounder" (mini-trampoline) while I was out at Big 5. It was the last one they had and was on sale but it has no instructions or DVD to help me know what to do on it. Anyone know where I can get one? I haven't tried it yet or even have it out of the box. I thought it would come in handy when I watch TV in my room instead of the treadmill. It's big but small enough to move from room to room. I just hope it's not too hard to balance on for me. Anyone had any experience with these? I saw it on Dr. Oz. I may take a walk outside today but there's a 10% chance of rain and it's cloudy again so I may have to move that inside. I hate the treadmill and walking seems so much easier when I'm outside. Okay, time to make brekky. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/29/2009:
I have heard good things about the rebounder. You just have to be careful not to fall off.

nenak on 12/30/2009:
you can do some great stuff on it but im not sure what stuff! try googling it on the internet!

Soon2BThin - Monday Dec 28, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 183.2

Okay, this is it!  I'm not waiting for the new year. There are still goodies in the house but I'm throwing most of them out today. The weather here today is not really good for starting, it's cloudy and cold and depressing, but I'm going to do the best I can. And now, time for a little brekky. See ya tomorrow! Have a good one!

Progress as of today: -12.2 lbs lost so far, only 43.2 lbs to go!

panda22 on 12/28/2009:
Good for you throwing out the holiday goodies! You're right, we don't have to wait til the New Year to make a change for the better! I was watching the news today and they were talking about how people always act like New Year's is the only day that they can officially make a resolution to change, but in reality we have the power to do that ANY day of the year! If we think that New Year's is the only day we usually set ourselves up for failure. Congrats on committing to starting NOW! You can do this!!

legcramps on 12/29/2009:
Have a good day today!

hollybelle on 12/29/2009:
I'm not waiting - either! I am up about 15 lbs and I still had about 7-8 to go to goal before that - so........good for all of us - a new year. Like you I still have a few sweets in the house, but at this point, I'm really not tempted by them - that may tell you how much I 've had over the holidays!! m, itheg

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Dec 08, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 181.4

Okay, so far the diet thing is not going anywhere. I just can't keep it going right now. I know, there is absolutely no excuse. I haven't exercised since I wrote here last. I'm either too busy or too lazy or too tired. My heart just isn't in it right now. So far I haven't gained any more weight since I was here last but I really need to get losing it. I know this is a hard time of year to lose weight but I refuse to use that excuse. The days just seem to keep going by so fast. I keep saying once I get through this or that day I will finally get going and put more than one good day together but it just ain't happening yet. I can do well all day and then I'm so hungry I just eat and eat and eat all evening. Well, that's all. No more ranting. It's really too embarrassing. I'll let you know when I get on a roll. Keep up the good work, everyone!

Progress as of today: -10.4 lbs lost so far, only 41.4 lbs to go!

geevee on 12/09/2009:
Evening is a dangerous time for me too. One technique I use is to not eat all my dinner. Then, later when I'm hungry, I eat the rest. I also found that having a bowl, meaning a good sized portion of a vegetable (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, etc.) is a filling yet lo-cal way to help solve the snacking problem. Of course you have to eliminate the butter or oleo. A big salad w/lo-cal dressing is very satisying yet non-damaging. See if any of these techniques help. Good luck!

biscottibody59 on 12/10/2009:
Though it sounds like you're going through a tough time with it all, don't give up! If you have one little itch to walk or anything just give yourself 5 min--5 min up the street and back for instance. Hope things turn for you soon--Soonie!

ColorMeBlue on 12/10/2009:
Don't give up! You have lost 10.4 pound so far! You can do it. Just keep thinking about how good your will feel and look. Maybe instead of counting calories try making better choices and eating less. Then you won't be so focused on what you are not able to eat. Exercise I know is tough. I am having a hard time with that one too! Time is not on my side and when I do have the time late in the evening I really do not feel like it. Getting going is the hardest part but one you are doing it and when it is finally over you will be so happy with yourself! Hugs to you and let us know how you are getting on.

Donkey on 12/13/2009:
I could have written this entry. I'm so sorry :-(

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/13/2009:
hello. don't worry lady! take one day at a time. :-) stay well!

legcramps on 12/14/2009:
Just make sure you're staying healthy! That's the important thing!

Soon2BThin - Monday Nov 30, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 181.4

Good morning! Here I am again. It's Monday and I'm starting over once again. I've decided to just ignore the pain and maybe, if I just do it and work my body gently, I can make a little progress. I just refuse to live like this and I want to get rid of the fat coat I've been wearing. I look like I'm 8 months pregnant, most of the fat is in my stomach but my face is showing it a lot too and ya can't cover that up. So here goes again. I've just finished up a half hour of walking on my treadmill and some stretching and plan on doing more later on. I got on the scale Friday and am at 181.4, not happy about that. So my goal is to lose at least 30 pounds, no timeline and I'm not going to weigh very often. I have all the tools (heck, I'm 60 yrs old, if I don't know how to do it by now, I never will) and I know what I should and shouldn't be eating, so this is it. I'm trying not to think of all the times I've tried and failed, it's now that counts. I'll keep you posted with my progress. I hope you're all doing well. I have been a member here since April of 2000 and just can't give it up. See you soon!

Progress as of today: -10.4 lbs lost so far, only 41.4 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 11/30/2009:
Good luck to you ~ I'm right there with you! You mention your treadmill - I have a mini tramp I just forgot about - I'll have to get that out and put it to use.

hollybelle on 12/03/2009:
I hear you Soonie! I'm 55 and I say why do I do this? I was so fit and healthy just 2 1/2 years ago. I lost about 25 lbs and was really into exercise. It's not like I ever minded exercise, I was an aerobic instructor for 14 years for goodness sake. But lately I feel tired all the time and just unmotivated. I want to lose weight, but feel "stuck". I am not this type of person - I usually make up my mind and do it. Maybe it's hormones??? I don't want to blame that, but I do have a dr. appt next week to check out the levels and see if I can get hormone patch or something.....we'll see.

Soon2BThin - Thursday Nov 05, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 174.0

Here it is another month gone by. I'm well into the 180's now *sigh* I start out everyday saying this is the day I get started and always end up badly. Still having problems with my back, getting low-intensity laser therapy now, and waiting to get the orthotic for my shoes to help the pain in my right foot. I'm a walking disaster! Well, not much walking anyway. I know there are other things I can do. I haven't bowled for months now, you know how I loved my bowling, and I lost my cat back in August, don't know if I mentioned that, so there are many things that are depressing me. I just struggle to get through each day. So far I'm making it but the days aren't good. Okay, I'll be back soon, hopefully with better news. I hope you're all doing well. I'm surprised they let me in here after so long. I've been a member for almost 10 years now. I'm such a failure. So sorry.

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 34 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 11/05/2009:
You are NOT a failure! You just have a couple of "hitches in your get-along" is all. Try to concentrate on what you CAN do for now and not what you can't do. You're still in the game - just try not to focus on the score so much. Life is just one series of adjustment, I've decided. Whew! Hang in there, sweetie.

Soon2BThin - Sunday Oct 04, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 174.0

Well, here I am again. Almost a month since my last entry. I never did reach my goal of the 160's by the time the Vegas trip came around. I guess never in my life have I ever reached a timed goal for a certain occasion. Big surprise! I still am about 178, haven't checked lately. But we did have a fantastic time in Vegas. And both my son and I won big jackpots so we were very happy. We came out ahead on the whole trip and had a wonderful time. And we ate like kings, heh. Even had room service fillet mignon dinner. What a life! But now I'm back home and it's time to get back to "normal". My foot is still bothering me and haven't seen a dr. yet, will call tomorrow. I'm sorry now that I put it off so long. While I was in Vegas I just tried not to worry that I'm so fat, I wore bigger clothes, didn't care what I looked like and enjoyed myself. But I don't want to get any heavier now so I'd better do something about it. If I can't do the walking exercise, I will ride my stationary bike. It has gotten too cool to get in the pool now so I can't do that either. I just really need to cut out the junk food and cut back on my eating. So that's it for now. See you soon!

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 34 lbs to go!

weightlossyoyo on 10/04/2009:
Your not alone.

evaopala on 10/05/2009:
Its great that you acknowledge that you need to make a change. Not many people can do that! I use a bike too, i've had problems with my foot for ages also. try gradually adding more fruits and vegetables and destroy any sort of temptation/junk food. It will be so much better for you in the long run! the best of luck to you!

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