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Soon2BThin - Sunday Sep 23, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 146.0

Well, while the cat's away, the mouse will "pig out", hahaha. But I'm not too worried, I'm all over it now & back to better eating. And I did do 3.5 miles on the treadmill this morning. I will need to check in at Weight Watchers this week for my monthly weigh-in though. So this was not a good time to be getting off the track. As long as I don't go over 152 on their scale I still won't have to pay & I may even stay for the meeting this time too.

Ooh, I just finished watching the movie "The Gift" with Cate Blanchett, I highly recommend it, I thought it was so good. And she kind of reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow too. Very good movie. Last night I watched "Chocolat", I enjoyed it too but not as much as "The Gift". Still have "Autumn in New York" to watch, don't know when I'll find the time, all the new shows coming on TV this week. The movies need to go back to Blockbuster by Thursday at noon. Tonight is "The Practice" 2 hour show, I LOVE that show.

Tomorrow I go back to the doc for more "trigger point injections". This will make the fourth session of those. If you've never heard of it, it is several injections of Procaine into old scar tissue to break it down. Scar tissue can cause pain & she thinks maybe this is what has been causing all my abdominal pain. I get about a dozen injections each time around all the scar tissue in my abdomen, some from my C-section & some from my 2 laparoscopies. It seems to be working, the pain is less now & not as often. Sorry to be going into all that, probably you didn't want to know all that.

Then I'll probably stop by at the mall, since I have to go 15 miles to get to the doc's & the mall is on the way home. That's how it is when you live out in the boonies, when you get to town, you need to get it all done at once, hahaha. I never thought I'd like living so far out from everything but I really do like it & it doesn't take long to get anywhere cause there isn't much traffic out here. Until you get closer to town, that is.

Okay, I guess I'll go read some entries now, see how you're all doing this fine weekend. Take care & thanks for listening.

muggg on 09/24/2001:
You sound so good Soon! Keep up the good work. The movies sound wonderful. I liked Chocolat, so I'll have to check out The Gift.

Have a great day!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Sep 22, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 146.0

Good evening, everyone! I haven't been here for a couple of days, boy, am I ever busy lately. Nothing really worth noting, just everyday things to do. Look at the weight! Still going in the right direction, hehehe! I thought I would have lost more this week, I felt I did really well, but I'm happy with it. I haven't been very good today, just kinda taking one day off for good behavior, bad Soonie! No exercise this morning, I had a class at 10am to learn more about this sort-of time share thing we got into last week. They don't consider it a time-share, we can stay at any of 47 current resort condos around the western US & some in Australia, Hawaii & Figi & Mexico. Anyways, it's hard to explain but we're real happy about it. Not exactly a good time to be investing in something like that, with the market going way down everyday, that's where most of our retirement is & it looks like we may have to go get jobs soon, hahaha. Hope not!

So hubby went off to join my brother in Phoenix this morning to maybe do some fishing & work on brother's boat. Brother only paid 600$ for it so it needs a lot of work, haha. Anyways, I'm here alone with my cat for the next 3 days. I plan on enjoying my little time alone, I rented 3 chick-flicks this morning from Blockbuster for my entertainment--Chocolat, Autumn in New York & The Gift. Right now I've got the stereo up loud, playing Reggae music. I always feel like I'm on a Carribean cruise when I hear that music, haha. Also some Neil Diamond & Michael Jackson--what a combination, huh?! Don't worry about me being alone here, I have a security system & a gun, hehehe.

Well, you all have a great weekend, I plan to. I'll talk to you when I can get here. Gotta go check up on you all now. Thanks for listening.

Jelly Belly on 09/22/2001:
Gosh three days alone! I'm envious!!! I'm just like you! Save the chick flicks for alone time. It's hard to enjoy them with your hubby moaning and groaning about having to watch one. Congrats on your loss!

Maria7 on 09/23/2001:
I'm cheering you on...not only in how well you are doing, but I do want to encourage you to visit a church in your area...if you do...please let me know how it goes! :) Love, Maria :)

Soon2BThin - Thursday Sep 20, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 147.5

Hey, everybody! I just can't seem to find the time to get on here lately. And the last couple of days my puter isn't working well. Could be that new virus, I just don't know about those kind of things, darnit. If anyone knows how I can tell if it is the virus, please let me know. It's running kinda slow & can't keep up with my typing or when I try to scroll down on something, it doesn't keep up. And the last couple of days when I get on here, after reading a few entries, I get an error message, page cannot be found kind of thing. I've got Norton System Doctor on here but never learned how it works. My son set everything up on my computer & now he's back in Ohio so can't help me much.

Otherwise, I'm doing well. We've been doing lots of walking outside lately. At about 6am the temp is 70 degrees here with low humidity so very pleasant for walking. I'm doing pretty well with the food too this week. I really want to see a lower number on that scale tomorrow morning. Wish me luck.

I'm going to try to read your entries now, hope I can make it work. I'll try to get on here tomorrow to make an entry but I have a busy day again tomorrow, I'm just enjoying life for all it's worth now. I am really appreciating all the little things in life now. And trying to fill my days with as much as possible, even getting less sleep. So you all take care & stop to smell the roses, ya hear? Thanks for listening.

halley on 09/20/2001:
Sounds like great weather for working out! HAve fun.

she on 09/21/2001:
I've having problems with my computer also. but hubby been trying to fix it...I'm glad some people appreciate life. Lately i've been running into people thats just the opposite. They hate the world. Life is too short everyone should realize that and enjoy it...Have a great one...SHE

Soon2BThin - Sunday Sep 16, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 147.5

Unofficially, 146 this morning. Guess the low points yesterday really helped. But I won't change it here until I weigh on Friday. Hopefully I can lose even more by then, not go up again. It wasn't too bad doing the 6 3-point meals yesterday but I don't think I'll do it again today. I'm going for 4 6-point meals, so far had 6 points for breakfast, going to eat about every 3 hours. This can work when I'm at home all day but don't know if I could keep the schedule up on days when I go out. And I've already done 3 miles on the treadmill. I added some hills this morning so it said I'd burned more calories than I usually do, whoopee! I know it can't be accurate cause it doesn't even know how much I weigh like the ones at the gym. But it's fun to see it anyway.

Did you see the show "America's Most Wanted" last night? It had a lot of interesting stuff about the WTC disaster & the terrorists.

Gonna go read me some entries now. Hope you're all doing well today. Enjoy your day & get out there & do something. Thanks for listening.

muggg on 09/16/2001:
Hey Soon! Congrats on the wonderful numbers! I hate to think what mine are.. my scales quit working.. can't find the box either!!!! I have every box for every thing I have purchased over the last year! And I love my scale! Ack!

I'm determined to get right back on track and get rid of those last pounds... at least I can be proud that I look normal and am wearing regular clothes. Time to get serious again girlfriend... you're an inspiration.

Great job on the bargains!

You'll be pleased to know I got my scales out determined that they were going to work.. I read on the net it was a lifetime lithium battery so I beat on them a bit and they started working! YAY!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Sep 15, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 147.5

I'm trying something new today (maybe I tried it before but forgot now). I'm trying to eat 6 small meals instead of the usual 3 normal meals. I've heard many different things about doing this--feeding the metabolism (if I have one, hahaha) is one. Anyways, I'm going for 6 meals of 3 points each, total 18 points by 7pm. That's the low end of my points allowance, which I hardly ever do. Usually I tend to eat as much as I'm allowed, the high end of my points range. I figure I'm going to eat the max I can possibly have for that day. So today will be different kinda. So far I've had---4 small meals at 3 points each=12 points, 96 ounces of water (how many liters is that? I tend to forget how many oz in a liter) & did 2 miles walking on the treadmill this morning. Right about now I'm feeling pretty hungry so I'll probably go get some more water *sigh*. I'm determined to make the scale move down next week. I plan on walking every day this next week.

Also started something else new a week ago. Someone on here (don't remember who, sorry) mentioned putting colored stars on a calendar everyday according to how well the day went, diet-wise. So I'm putting a gold star for a great day, no mistakes, a silver for almost perfect, red for a little less perfect, & so on down the line with blue & green stars. That way I can look to see how I've been doing, not just how the scale is going. Maybe this sounds silly & kinda anal but, hey, that's just me, hehehe! Whatever works, right? I'm feeling right now like I just may never see those pesky 150's again, thank goodness.

Well, I've rambled on here. I know we're all trying to feel normal & maybe ignore what's been forced upon us to accept in our lives right now. Too much d**** horror to be taken in & still stay sane. I think our minds are trying to protect us from it all because if we COULD take it all in, we absolutely would go insane. That explains that surreal feeling, I think. It's like, I start to think of it all over again & my mind just tries to shut it out. On to other things, but it is still there in the back of the mind constantly. I don't think we will ever be the same people we were before. Let's just pray that things don't get worse, as we all know they can now.

Okay, that's enough! Hope you're all trying to get through the weekend intact. Try to enjoy the lives we have left & "stop & smell the roses". We tend to take too much for granted. Be good & thanks for listening.

Soon2BThin - Saturday Sep 15, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 147.5

I weighed this morning, still the same. Oh, well, I guess that's better than gaining. I just thought I'd done better than that this week. But I only exercised 3 times all week so maybe that's why no loss. Gotta do better next week.

So, how are you all doing? I hope everyone's okay here. I've been pretty busy so haven't been able to get here as often. It's after 9pm here now so I have a little time before bed to get some reading-of-the-entries done now. Take care, friends! Thanks for listening.

mommyof two on 09/15/2001:
youll loose it girl, just give it time...and this this weight thing dosnt seem to matter as much with all that were going thru, but , we need to go on and stay strong, or... they win... lisa

halley on 09/15/2001:
You may have lost fat but are retaining water. That happened to me 2 weeks ago. I stayed the same weight for 2.5 weeks then I lost 4 pounds in 2 days. - WATER!

stellastarr on 09/15/2001:
It is really nice to see your entry today, Soonie. I often think of you and your doings. Thank you for your mandate for us to take care of ourselves. I am sending you the same. Love, Connie

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Sep 12, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 147.5

Don't have much to say today. Guess this puts it all into perspective, doesn't it? Weight issues don't seem as important now. I pray that all of you & your loved ones are safe. I'm not doing much but staying glued to the TV. Did get the exercise in this morning & other wise doing fine. Be grateful & happy to be alive, don't take life for granted. I love you all, dear DD friends. Take care.

breakaway on 09/13/2001:
We had a very tragic thing happen on 9/11 but we can't let it get us down. I think our goals and dreams DO mean a lot even though this horrific thing is going on. That's what those who did this want us to think...they want us to be frieghtened and think there is no way out of this. Lets show them there wrong. We will all go back to our normal lives and continue our weight loss and still pray for those who lost loved ones! Take care of yourself and try to have a wonderful day today!!!

Soon2BThin - Friday Sep 07, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 147.5

Woohoo! Feels good to get out of the 150's! Now if I can just stay out of them, hahaha! I've been here before 3 times now in the last year (the 140's) & I just hope they're here to stay now. I just want to keep going down, down, down now, darnit!

Didn't exercise this morning. That would be because I did *TOO MUCH* exercise in the pool yesterday & now my shoulder is hurting again. Funny, it didn't hurt a bit while I was doing it all. Didn't sleep very well last night because of it either. If I lay on my left side (the bad shoulder side) it would hurt. If I lay on my right side my neck hurt. Oh, poor, poor me, yuk, yuk! And besides all that I'm having ANOTHER t-o-m for the 4th time in the last 6 weeks now! Whoopee! I hope that doctor can get my hormones fixed finally. I go see her again next Wednesday.

Okay, that's enough complaining for one day (or about a week). We're going out to dinner with my sister & BIL tonight. We went to the same place last week & really liked it. My husband said it was the best baked potato he'd ever had in his life & all the rest of the food was just as good. Last time I only had the salad, which was really good, but they didn't have any FF dressing so I splurged on that & had thousand island & only had one little slice of the bread. But then they showed us the desserts--they all looked so good, hubby & I split a piece of apple cheese cake, mmmmmmm! I figured since I only had the salad I could afford it. That's probably what I'll have again tonight without the cheese cake, I hope. I don't feel much like eating anyway (did I say that? haha) I really do want to keep those 150's away now.

Well, you all have a great weekend. Take care & watch out for those goodies! Thanks for listening.

pastagal on 09/08/2001:
Congrats on the weight loss :}}} thats terrific,,and you deserve to have a treat now and then,,,splitting it with hubby was a great idea:} usually for me just a few bites is all i need,,well have a wonderful weekend soonie;}}

Maria7 on 09/08/2001:
Congratulations, Soon! I hope you have a nice day today! (Saturday) Love, Maria :)

herb on 09/10/2001:
Thanks for commenting in my journal, it seems that you have things under control. I do think that all that desire for macaroni & cheese is over with, and the same goes for the chips. I guess it all boils down to choices.

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Sep 05, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

Good morning, everyone! I'm having a great day so far. Yesterday was good too. I ended up with 22 points again but no exercise, unless you count almost 5 hours of shopping. Each store I go into, I walk all around to see if they have anything new that I just have to have, hahaha. I went to K-Mart, Target, the bird feeder store, Linens & Things, & Wal-Mart. Also stopped in at my Mom's to take care of the cat, bird & desert squirrel she has & watered the plants. She's on a cruise right now--all by herself & I'm kinda worried. She's not in the best of health but she just had to go. I hope she makes it without any problems.

Well, today is going good so far--walked for 3 miles on the treadmill after I got up & fed & watered the birdies. I tried a new walking tape that involves starting out slow & with every song, gets faster. It started out at 3.2mph, then worked up to 4.2, then gradually back down to 2.8. I don't know, is this a better way to do cardio or is it better to get up to a high speed & keep going there for most of the workout? Then I had a nice breakfast & now I'm ready for a nap. I didn't sleep well last night, my left shoulder was bothering me. I was diagnosed with rotater cuff tendonitis a couple of years ago & since I did some weight lifting Monday, it has been hurting again. So today I didn't do any weights, just crunches. Maybe I'll do some on Friday, only not so many.

I've checked my weight the last couple of days & am pretty pleased with what's happening. But I'm not going to change it here until Friday, okay? Well, you all have a great day. I haven't done much commenting lately, I've been so busy. I didn't even get on here yesterday to read the entries, sorry. Hope to get all caught up later today. So I'm going to go lay down for awhile now. Talk to you tomorrow. Thanks for listening.

Jelly Belly on 09/05/2001:
I definitely count shopping at least as one point! You shop the way I do. They're bound to have something I just gotta have somewhere! Keep up the good work!

SoccerMom on 09/05/2001:
Ya mean you're going to make us <i>wait??</i> LOL Can't wait to see how much you've lost this week!

Hope your shoulder feels better soon.

Have a great day!

Maria7 on 09/06/2001:
Wow...your Mom sounds like the real independant type...hope she has a good time on her cruise! Did you find anything you liked while out shopping yesterday? (today is Thursday)...Hope you feel better and have a GREAT day today! Love, Maria :)

autumn on 09/06/2001:
seems like you are doing great. keep it up. ive been busy too so i know what you mean about commentign...but it is so helpful, both for you and the person you are commenting to!

Soon2BThin - Monday Sep 03, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 150.5

Just wanted to make a short entry, almost time for "Weakest Link", love that show. I had a great day, hope you all did too. We didn't go anywhere or do anything out of the ordinary today, just our usual things. Nice & quiet. I started out this morning with 3.5 miles on the treadmill, then 96 ab crunches, 3 different kinds, & some weight lifting for arms. Then this afternoon I did about half an hour of exercises in the pool & layed in the sun too. I've been really good, following WW with my points, 22 so far, & plenty of water, about 92 oz. so far. My calories so far have added up to 1125 & I've had lots of protein, which I'm trying to get more of now. I'm trying to build a good, strong, lean body *smile*. I'm tired of messing around & getting right down to it, if you know what I mean. My next goal is 145, I have no idea how long it will take me to get there, hopefully, not long. I know it's up to me.

I forgot to mention--I did go to my monthly weigh-in at WW last Tuesday--weighed in at 149.2, was I ever surprised. They didn't notice I'd missed weighing in last month so I didn't have to pay for that, they have enough of my money anyway, hahaha. So, naturally, I didn't point it out. Their scale seems to weigh in less than my scale, thank goodness. Hopefully, at the end of this month, I'll be down enough I won't have to worry about being below my goal weight. I always sweat that every month & I'm tired of it, darn it! I must be strong, I must be strong, I must be strong...... Oh, hubby ordered pizza delivered for dinner & I didn't eat one bite. I'm so strong, hahaha. Wasn't even tempted!

Okay, not so short after all *grin*. I haven't had time to read all the entries today, hope I get caught up tomorrow. Oh, Herb, if you're reading this, I tried to comment on your entry yesterday but it wouldn't let me, sorry. You all take care, see ya's tomorrow. Thanks for listening.

Maria7 on 09/04/2001:
<font color=green><b>Hey there....you are doing Fantastic! Keep up the good work! Have a great day (this is written Tuesday morning!) Love, Maria :)

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