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Soon2BThin - Thursday Feb 28, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 154.5

Good afternoon, everyone (although it's still morning here)! The sun is shining, it's going to 75 today, so another nice day. I hope it's not too bad where you are, just make the most of it. I started out feeling kind of depressed this morning, didn't want to exercise or anything, but I got moving and I feel better now. The scale isn't doing much but I'm trying not to worry about that number. I'll just do what Iti and CT told me, I know it will happen soon. Thanks, you guys!

Yesterday---23 points, 3 miles on the treadmill, one hour at the gym, 1 mile on the track there, and 104 oz. of water. I'm really enjoying my workouts there, I upped some of the weights yesterday and worked really hard. But I'm not feeling very sore today so I'll work harder tomorrow. I was just experimenting to see how much I could do without getting too sore, so now I know I can do more without much problem. While I'm doing the exercises, I just keep picturing a thinner, better formed me in Hawaii, hahaha. I'm really starting to get excited about the trip. We're going with my sister & BIL so I'm sure we'll have a blast. 12 whole days, whoopee!! We leave on May 6 so I don't have much time to get ready. So that gives me lots of incentive.

Okay, gotta get going here, I've got laundry in the washer to get into the dryer and another load to put in the washer. I'll try to keep busy and away from the food today. I wish you all a "perfect" day, okay? Take care and thanks for listening.

Jelly Belly on 02/28/2002:
That's how I am. I'm thinking every time I feel a bit down, I'll just hop on the treadmill. Should get a lot in huh? lol

Crittermama on 02/28/2002:
Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, it would be a long trip for you. I did take some Advil and it did help today and I've had a liter of water so far and I've been trying to rest as much as I can. Tomorrow I'll be better and tonight I still plan to get some exercise in. Thank you so much for caring. And don't worry. You're doing a great job and should be ready for Hawaii. I wouldn't worry too much about the scale. Pay attention to how your clothes are fitting and measuring yourself is more honest and helpful. In the book I read called "Lean and Free 2000 Plus" a lady only lost one pound but she lost 40 inches from her waist. Just think about that. It still amazes me. God bless.

pktwatch* on 02/28/2002:
Stay strong and you will succeed! Butch

SOU812? on 02/28/2002:
You are doing fantastic! The girls are right, keep up the good work and it will show in the end. Thanks for the motivation! :0) I hope you have a good night.


Soon2BThin - Wednesday Feb 27, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 155.0

Hmmmm! I just can't get that darn old scale to move down, darnit! I thought sure I would see a loss this morning after having 2 really good days. But I'm not going to let it get me down, I must go on. After all, the alternative is just to get worse & worse, right? I can't let that happen. Although it seems hopeless right now. I'm so tired of being in the 150's!

Yesterday---24 points, 5 miles of walking on the treadmill and 120 oz of water. So I had a really good day. And I will again today too. I've walked 3 miles already and I'm going to the gym just as soon as I can get ready.

Well, I'd better get going, lots to do. I'll be back later to read and comment. Get out there and enjoy your day. And thanks for listening.

Iti on 02/27/2002:
HEY! Don't get discourged! You're right, the other alternative is gaining and never seeing a loss! Keep going, your body is just stuck right now. Try shocking your body by trying a different type of workout or by eating one fatening meal. My trainer told me to do this once a week. It has worked so far. I'll have pasta with alfredo sauce or a burger or a delicious slice of pizza. But only once! Good luck, Iti.

CT on 02/27/2002:
I agree with Iti! When I used to have mostly good OP days, sometimes my weight wouldn't drop. Then I'd have one day where I'd eat higher-cal and boom, the weight fell off. It was like my body was saying, 'hey, she's not starving us afterall! We can let go of this fat now!' It really does work ;-)

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Feb 26, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 154.5

Good morning, everyone, or afternoon, I guess. I hope you're all enjoying your day. It's windy here but going to 79 today. The sun is shining brightly, I always enjoy that!

So far, I've done my 3 mile walk on the treadmill. My weight stayed the same but I should have a drop tomorrow. I need to keep on doing what I did yesterday.

Yesterday---26 points, 6 miles of walking & >100 oz. of water. I did my 3 miles on the treadmill in the morning, 1 mile on the track at the gym then 2 more miles on the treadmill before dinner. I don't think I'll be doing that very often, heh heh. My legs are a bit sore today. But that could be from the 2 sets of 12 on the 10 exercises I did at the gym yesterday. In between exercises, I walked 4 laps on the track for a total of 12 laps, which is one mile. I think I'll do this every time I go now, it kind of breaks things up & makes it easier, I think. So I enjoyed my time at the gym.

I did go to the Weight Watchers meeting yesterday. They charged me $12.00 since I hadn't been there since September. I don't know if this is what I will be charged until I get back to my goal weight or what. I'll find out more next week. I really enjoyed the meeting & plan on going again next week. When the meeting was over at almost 2:00 I sat in my car eating my salad with chicken breast cut up on it. And I had one of those 2-point bars that I bought at the meeting. They were chocolate-mint, I just had to try them. They were a bit expensive though, $6.00 for a box of 4! And not as good as I thought they might be. Then it was on to pick up my hormone prescription, which is about 20 miles from my house, then to Sears to return something, and then to the gym. After I finished there, I went to Wal-Mart for a few things, then home. It was 5:00 by then and I took my walk on the treadmill for 2 miles before fixing dinner. So I had a full day.

So now I'm off to color my hair, boy, I hate doing that but it really needs it. I'm staying home today & see what I can get done around here, not much if I have anything to say about it, hahaha. Oh, I cut out a picture of a beach in Hawaii and put it on my refrigerator to remind me that we're going in 2 months and I'd better not be eating too much if I want to look good then. Maybe this will help me, who knows! So I'll be back later to read how you're all doing, okay? I noticed yesterday that we've lost a few more people--Soccormom and her sister, can't remember her name, and Pink. Where are you guys, I miss you!? COME BACK!! And Muggsy, you too. Okay, thanks for listening.

garlic on 02/26/2002:
You seem so busy. Busy is a good thing. It's the hanging around that makes you think of food, even when you're not hungry. I relate about the hair coloring. I hate doing it too but ya just gotta do it!!! Hawaii . . . I'm jealous. Yes, going to Hawaii is great motivation to stick to your plan. Good luck with WW.

Soon2BThin - Monday Feb 25, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 154.5

Well, I'm kicking myself all over the place this morning! I was down to 152.5 yesterday morning but then that "other me" took over & I went off to McD's for my breakfast. That wasn't bad enough, I went into the grocery store bakery for 2 big donuts & 2 huge cookies! The rest of the day wasn't much better either. So today it's back to what's good for me. I did 3 miles on the treadmill this morning too. I was only going to do 2 miles, since I plan on going to the gym later today, but when I got to 2, I thought let's do 2.5, then I ended up with 3. Now I just have to do well with the food today, I WILL, I WILL!! Hubby's gone all today fishing & he was gone yesterday morning too, that's why I went off the deep end, why do I do that? With no one to see me, I just get out of control. But no more, no more! Hey, I'm going back to Weight Watchers today too. I thought I'd go see what they want to charge me now, since I haven't been to a meeting since September & I'm over my goal weight. If it's way too much, I'll just walk out & forget it. But I feel right now I really need the help, even though I have you all here. We'll see what happens. That meeting should be over about 1:30, then I will eat a salad I'm going to pack, then on to do a few errands, then on to the gym. So I have a full day.

So I'll be here tomorrow to let you know how I do today. Have a good one, okay? Thanks for listening.

callysto on 02/25/2002:
Good luck today. You CAN do it! Kim

Jelly Belly on 02/25/2002:
If you're Lifetime, it should only be $9.00 for the entire month. If not, they start you over at $30 and $11/week. At least that's the prices here in Hicktown, USA

shellybelly on 02/25/2002:
Don't be beating yourself up too much over yesterday. We all slip every once in a while. The important thing is you're getting back on track....and you are going to reach your goal. Have a great day. Stay strong! Shelly

Crittermama on 02/25/2002:
No sense in punishing yourself. Maybe if you write down everything you eat and make yourself acountable to someone- your husband or someone else- so you know that you will have to report to someone even though no one's looking. I made a bet with my husband that I will stay with my plan for 6 months. Knowing that I have to write down everything I eat and he will pick out anything to win the bet has helped me resist a LOT of tempations. I've been doing this for a week and I honestly don't think he's read a word of what I've been eating or how much I've been exercising (it has helped me VERY much there too making me exercise even when I REALLY don't want to). But knowing that when I accidently leave it at home or when he comes home it's always out and he could pick it up and read it makes me behave. Sure I could sneak in a cookie or a candy bar and just not write it down but that would make me no better than him if he picks out the mini doughnut I ate on the first day to say I lost the bet. The only reason I ate it was to be polite because one of the girls at work was having a birthday so we all got a package of mini doughnuts. I ate one and gave the rest to him. Anyway, that might help you. I am also accountable on my website. That's where I keep track of my current and starting weight for all the world to see as well as here. My site is much more detailed than this or my written diary. Just a thought. God bless.

Soon2BThin - Saturday Feb 23, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.5

Weight still the same, oh, well! At least it didn't go up. When you weigh every day, you never know what it will do.

Yesterday---22 points, 88 oz of water, 2 miles on the treadmill. Plus I did a lot of shopping so I was moving all day. This morning I did 4 miles on the treadmill, didn't break any speed records but did okay. I know I said I was going to cut down for awhile but just couldn't help it this morning. The 2 miles yesterday didn't get any results, ya know? So I plan to have a really good day today. I was thinking that if I get hungry between meals, I'll just have some 0 point veggies or popcorn, the Orville Redenbacher 94% fat-free is only 2 points for the whole bag. I forget sometimes that there are 0 point things that I can have. I plan on having a WW Smart Ones pizza for lunch, mmmmmmm. 8 points though so I'll have to take it easy the rest of the day. Already had my 5 point breakfast--cinnamon oatmeal, 2 toast & green tea. I have that about every day, never get tired of it. And I've had 52 oz. of water too. When I walk 4 miles it's easy to drink more. I have a place on my treadmill where I can put 2 bottles of water so I can drink plenty while I'm walking.

Well, I have to say I miss a few people here lately----Stella, of course, DVDMon, Mugggs, Koko. I know Mugggsy is busy with a new life in a new place but I think she'll be back. It's good to see Herb back again, nice that he put up all his back entries, I enjoyed reading them yesterday, Herb. And PastaGal, I miss her but she said she'd be back. I hope you're doing well, Pasta, if you're reading today.

Well, the sun is shining, another beautiful day here today, high about 83. Too bad I have lots of inside work to do today, laundry, house cleaning. But maybe I'll find some time to sit out in the sun later, I hope. Hope you're all having a fine weekend so far. I'll be back later to do some reading here, okay? Take care and thanks for listening.

pastagal on 02/23/2002:
Hi Soonie,,,,,yes i am doing great infact,,thank you for being concerned and asking about me,,i will be back to doing entries real soon,,,this past week i have been helping my daughter pack and move things to her new house,there all moved out now and so today i have been shampooing my carpets and getting one of the bedrooms the kids used while here ready to convert back into a workout room again,,very excited about that,,before they moved in last summer we had taken this one bedroom and made it into a workout room for me and i loved it so much,took one wall and covered it with mirrors and had all my workout equipment in there and a big tv and vcr for my walking tapes and music ,,,so ya,i am excited about doing this again,going to miss the kids being here all the time,but like i mentioned to maria,,its going to be nice now being able to be Grandma and not always having to feel like a parent to them,,,well sounds like your doing good,just keep on track and stay focused,i am doing great with dieting this time around,,its coming off slowly like before but i prefer it that way,,well have a great weekend and will return soon:}}

Maria7 on 02/25/2002:
Hey, Soonie, I hope you have a great day today...I hear you are having beautiful weather...I'll be glad when it warms up a little more here...fixing to go to work this morning (yuk)....take care and have a great day! Love, Maria (it's Monday)

Soon2BThin - Friday Feb 22, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.5

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for all your comments, I'm sure you know how much they mean to me. Well, down another half pound, it would be nice to keep losing at least that much every day (I can dream, can't I?).

Yesterday---3 miles on the treadmill, 30 points (ouch!) and >88 oz. of water. I was just really tired yesterday so I didn't do much else. I even napped for about an hour and a half. Nice! I cheated and had some graham crackers with margarine & some peanut butter in the afternoon, afternoons are the hardest time for me, and I wasn't even hungry, darn! But that's all water under the bridge, huh? I won't dwell on it.

Today, so far, I just did 2 miles on the treadmill. I'm going to try not doing so much as I used to and see how it goes. I feel like I was working so hard without much results. Oh, and for whoever mentioned it (sorry, I forgot), I haven't kept up the exercise challenge every day, I was on vacation & didn't exercise for over a week and, back when I was sick, I didn't exercise then either. So much for that challenge, haha. I'm going to exercise everyday but Sunday from now on, maybe even some on Sunday, who knows. I've gotta get with it, I've got that Hawaii trip coming up in May & I don't want to look & feel like I do now. I bought some cute clothes last year that I want to be able to wear. They were a little small then so I really need to lose. I'd like to be near 140 by then but I'll just do the best I can. Time is running out, eeeek!

I have to go out today, the doc's office, I'm still getting the procaine injections in the scar tissue in my abdomen for the pain. Then on to the mall, got something I have to return, then maybe a salad at McD's, Sam's for some film for hubby's camera, maybe Linens & Things, sheesh, did I forget anything, haha? So I should be really busy today, going to eat really light too. Maybe get some more walking in later, who knows? It's supposed to get up to 80 today, the sun is shining, what inspiration! Put some shorts on later & go out for a nice walk, hmmmm? So you all have a great day, I plan to. And thanks for listening.

CharlieAngel on 02/22/2002:
You are doing a super job! Think of all the exercise you will be getting when running your errands. If the stores are in the mall walk a couple of circuits in there. I am so totally sure that you will be looking and feeling great by the time you go to Hawaii....and I am completely jealous. Can I go too???? (she asks in a whiney little girl voice) You take care now and have a great day and a fab weekend. Love ya, Charlotte

Crittermama on 02/22/2002:
80 degrees??!! 80??!! I wan to be where you are!!! It's 30 here and snow and ice everywhere!! I MISS SUMMER!!! Winter is beautiful here but I HATE IT!! This is the time of year when all of us northern USA people gain all our weight because there is nothing to do outside except shovel snow (my skinny husband does that when he can). I can't believe you are where it is 80 degree in February. I have never experienced such a thing! Well, enjoy your weather while I get through the cabin fever. LOL!! God bless.

Jelly Belly on 02/22/2002:
I watch Days of Our Lives when I get a chance. I've watched it for years too. Would write more to ya, actually, feel priveliged, you're the only one I commented on today! lol! I feel dreadful again. Don't know if I can shake this! I guess it's a virus thing. The good thing is....it makes me sick to eat! I'm bound to be losing!

Crittermama on 02/22/2002:
Hey, thanks for the thoughts!! I hope that weather hurries!! I LOVE warm weather!! God bless.

Soon2BThin - Thursday Feb 21, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 155.0

Hey, I'm down a pound from yesterday but it wouldn't let me change it here. Probably just water weight anyways, huh? But I'll take it.

Yesterday---23 points, 4 1/2 miles on the treadmill altogether & >112 oz. of water. A pretty good day.

I'm doing okay today, just feeling tired for some reason. I walked 3 miles on the treadmill this morning. And I have a sinus headache so I'm going to lie down for awhile. I hope you're all having a good day. Talk to you tomorrow, thanks for listening.

Jelly Belly on 02/21/2002:
I told my mom I'm dehydrated, but I hate to drink 8oz. of anything because my weight will go Poof! lol! You are doing so great! have you stuck to exercising daily, every day? Is it a habit yet?

faith on 02/21/2002:
Congratulations on your weight loss! Keep up the great work. Hope your feeling better soon. Have a great day!


shellybelly on 02/21/2002:
Congrats on your latest loss! Keep it up. :)

CharlieAngel on 02/21/2002:
You are too funny. You know that I always go and pee right before my weigh in cause every ounce counts..lol. I think you are doing great. Sorry about the sinus headache...I am totally knowing how you are feeling! (typed that with an Indian accent..can you tell?) Get better soon and just keep on just doing it every day and before you know you will disappear when you turn sideways! Love, Charlotte

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Feb 20, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 155.0

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for all your comments yesterday. I feel better today. I'm back among the losing, okay? I'm starting over & I'm more determined than ever! I'll just try not to think of how many times I've said that in the past, haha.

So far I've got my walk on the treadmill in, just 2.5 miles, but I'm starting out a little slower. I don't think I'll go to the gym today either. My TOM is almost over & I'm still feeling kinda crampy. My doc says our goal with the hormone replacement is to eventually not have that TOM at all anymore, that's fine with me, hahaha. But until we get the right dosage it will be irregular. Anyways..... Had my usual good breakfast, oatmeal, toast & green tea--5 points. Already had 44 oz of water, so I'm off to a good start. I'm going out later to buy more veggies & fruits so I will have no excuse for not eating right. I'm having a problem though---somewhere I saw a calculator for figuring how much protein I should have each day. According to it, for my age & weight, I should have at least 54 grams of protein a day. I find this hard to do and still stay within my points. Should I just ignore it or just try to get as much as I can? Maybe I just worry too much. Anyone have any thoughts? I do have some protein shakes but they are 4 points a serving, 17 grams of protein. Maybe I could fit one in a day. But it's not as filling as eating a meal so I haven't been having any.

Okay, gotta get going. I hope you all have a great day. I enjoyed reading all the entries yesterday, I really missed that. I don't know what I'd do without you all. Take care and thanks for listening.

SOU812? on 02/20/2002:
Thanks for the comment! I think I'll shoot that little devil tomorrow! :0) I think you should not worry so much about the protein for now unless you are in to some major power lifting over there. I think staying in your points range is very important. The shakes are good to incorporate as a snack and there are other alternatives to packing in the protein without the points. Check out some of those soy products like vanilla soy milk, you could add a little of that to cofee, tea or oatmeal. Good luck with the protein, you are doing really well. I am in admiration of a person making it a day, that's all I am trying to do tomorrow! I feel the same way you do, I don't know what I would do without all of you! Thanks for being there for me! Take care, Kelly

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Feb 19, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 154.5

Still no exercise & eating too much junk lately. Warning--this entry may be too depressing for your health!!Read on at your own risk!

I just don't know what I'm doing lately--I have lots of excuses for not exercising & I have no excuse for the junk food eating. I feel like I'm on the road back to obesity, it's just gradual, but that's the scary part. It seems to be sneaking up on me. I won't go into all the excuses I'm finding, I'm sure you've heard them all before. I feel awful & I know why. Why am I failing to do anything about it?! If I don't change quickly, it will mean disaster for sure. One thing, I haven't had time to get on here lately to read all the inspiring entries, they always help, so that's on my agenda now. With all the computer problems I've had, I've been mostly busy trying to get things back in order here. So hopefully, things will be calmer & back to normal soon. Needless to say, I miss you all.

Okay, I'm finished whining--wahhhhh! Hope you're all doing well. Sorry about bringing you down. Tomorrow will be a brighter day, okay? Take care & thanks for listening.

CharlieAngel on 02/19/2002:
We all have days like this sweetie! Last week I was a total whiney cry baby....I think that the trick to this diet thing is to not give up. I have off days or meals but just don't quit. Every morning I try to make a new comittment to what I am going to do for myself that is positive and healthy. Maybe for today you could just make sure you drink all your water and go for a short walk....just for 10 minutes or so. Or put some toe tapping music on the stereo and just DANCE LIKE A MANIAC or until those feel good endorphins kick in....you might want to close those drapes though else your neighbors think you a demented. We are so here for you. Whine away! If that's what you need to do then do it! Hope your day gets better....love ya, Charlotte

Maria7 on 02/19/2002:
We're not giving up on you and so don't YOU give up on you, either, Soonie. We all have times we don't eat like we're supposed to and we really don't know why, but keep picking yourself up and starting over again and again, if need be...then about the little train that said I think I can and how many times that little train said it and didn't give up, no matter what and the little train made it and so can you! Anyway, you're only 4 over goal, right? So, maybe you feel comfortable just being 4 over goal? Like really it not that big of a deal? Is that it? I'm under goal and keep seeming to want to see new lows...I think I've become obsessed if that's what you call it...I sometimes let the morning scale number dictate my feelings of success or failure for the day...I know that is NOT GOOD...so maybe you are at a place that you don't care (for a little while) and I care TOO much! Anyway...spring is coming...cheer up! You can do it! Love, Maria

shellybelly on 02/19/2002:
Stay strong. You can do it!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Feb 16, 2002
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 155.0

Well,no exercise this morning, I was at Mom's, I stayed the night. The doc didn't find anything wrong but she still had the bad stomach pain. The doc said she could stay but they didn't have any rooms available & she would have to stay in the ER. Even there they were putting people in the halls. So she wanted to go home even though the doc wanted to run the tests over again tonight. I stayed the night with her just in case she needed help. Now I'm home. She still had the pain this morning but the percoset they gave her helps. Now she doesn't want to go back for more tests tonight. I can't make her do it, but if it were me, I would go back for the tests. There has to be something wrong to cause that much pain. Oh, well.

So I'm finally able to get some work done around here after the big vacation, you know, laundry & stuff. TONS of laundry. Where does it all come from, hahaha. And I have the whole week's worth of "All My Children" to watch that I taped too. Maybe I can find some time to get back here to read some entries, we'll see. I feel so out of the loop, you know? Oh, and I had trouble with my Windows XP too, so I had to install it all over again & lost a lot of stuff from the old installation. And since I know so little about this stuff I had to spend about an hour on the phone long distance with my son so he could tell me how to do it all. Also we're losing our @home service so I had to get a new e-mail address. At least I got Kazaa re-installed so I can get & listen to my music, phew! That stuff is great! Still have to re-install my CD burner program. And probably a lot of other stuff I don't even know about, hehe. Let's just say, there will be a lot of long distance calls to my son.

Okay, the laundry is calling me, gotta go. Have a great day, everyone! Thanks for listening.

traya on 02/17/2002:
Hang in there! I hope your mom and your computer are better soon! :-) Tammy

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