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Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 12, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 155.0

Good day today. Finally got up & did my treadmill this morning, 2 miles. It's a start anyway. I'll try to increase tomorrow, which I am looking forward to, by the way. Never thought I'd ever be saying that. Also I plan on riding my bike while I watch Millionaire this evening. I've done okay on food today, though not perfect, but I'm working on it. Tomorrow should be better. I bought one of those chocolate oranges again, what a big mistake. But, oh, so good. Bad Soony! We spend the most of everyday now just sorting out things & packing up, so at least I keep busy. All this work isn't fun, but I just keep thinking what's at the end of it--a hot tub, a pool & a beautiful house, which I've always wanted. Our house is 54 years old & we've been here for 30 years. It's been a good 30 years but time to move now. 6 more weeks. Well, talk to you all tomorrow. Thanks for listening.

jenny on 01/12/2001:
Wow! Moving after 30 years, I can't even imagine. When I think of all the junk we've accumulated in just four years...! I bet the packing will burn some calories, don't you??? And I hope you enjoyed that chocolate orange...sometimes it's worth it.

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jan 11, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 155.0

Well, 2 pounds up, I guess it could be worse. Oh, it was worse. When I weighed in at the one meeting I went to in Tucson, I was 157. Today hasn't been a good day though. I always do this when I plan on starting over tomorrow--one last day of really splurging. So I probably put on another pound just today, but I really will get up early tomorrow to walk on my treadmill, at least 2 miles, & also eat within my WW program points--20-25. It's not that hard so I know I can do it. Maybe I should copy what Pastagal eats, she always has a good menu & is losing so much weight (you go, Pasta!) I may also try to cut down on my carbs, although I find that pretty hard to do, we'll see. Okay, gotta go, talk to you tomorrow. Thanks for listening.

maria7 on 01/11/2001:
Alright, Soon to be thin, you have been working on this for months...it's showtime! You CAN do it! Maria

pastagal on 01/12/2001:
Don't beat yourself up over the 2lbs ok,,,,just start fresh and move forward:}} thank you for the nice words,,i am so excited about rejoining weight watchers,,,i love this program,,,its slow,,,,but that is ok with me,,i know by doing it the way i have for the past yr,,i will not gain it back,,,its been a yr the 18th of this month that i started all this and i slowly keep loseing,,,and have felt better and my self esteem has been so much better this past yr,so its worth it,,,and i don't feel deprived,,i really don't:}

And i am like you ,,,i have to have my carbs,but with weight watchers ,you really cant over do,if you did it would take up all your points quickly,,and what i eat is everything i truely love and feel i have to have to stick to a diet,,so it just works so great for me,,i know for me,,,getting off the almost 6 or 7 cans of diet pepsi a day to drinking water daily now and at the most i drink one full can of diet pepsi a day,half in the morning and another half at night,has been great for me,,and with weight watchers,the pts keep the portion control down and thats what i needed,was to learn that i didnt need to eat for three,,just me;} Just keep a journal and track of your points and you will get to your goal,look how great you have done already,,BIG pat on the back:}}}

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jan 10, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

Not much time to make my entry tonight, I've been pretty busy with the cleaning out things & packing up. Diet hasn't been too good, in fact, I just ate a peanut butter sandwich, even tho I already had dinner. I just craved peanut butter. Well, WW meeting is tomorrow morning, where I will have to face the fact I haven't done very well lately. Then Friday, I vow to get back to my morning exercise program. At least, now I'm finally sleeping better, so I should be able to start getting up earlier from now on, especially with that neighbor dog who usually starts barking now at about 7:30 AM. Don't remember hearing him until this week, maybe he's new. Anyway, I haven't given up & will NOT ever. It took me too long to get where I am now, with a lot of struggle & hard work. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow, of course. Oh, Muggg, I will be moving to Tucson, Ariz., so I will be sharing the same great weather with Panda, we are so fortunate, I love it there. And I will have my own pool to work out with a little swimming, never had one before in my life. I REALLY look forward to it. And it's great I can take you all with me in my move, thank heaven for the internet & all my great friends here. Also, welcome to all the new ones here, I haven't had the time to write comments to all of you. Take care, everyone. Thanks for listening.

pastagal on 01/10/2001:
Good luck with your ww meeting tomorrow morning,,,i went in and rejoined last night and i feel good about it to,,i can't wait till weigh in,gosh the place was packed with people just starting out,,

well sounds like your really excited about your move,,we have a pool and i love it,,and i am sure you will really enjoy it to,,,,well glad to see you here again,,,oh about the Peanut butter sandwich,,,i have a craving for that very same thing now an then,wonder what brings that on for peanut butter and jelly,,:}

muggg on 01/11/2001:
Soon, I'm glad to hear from you and that you're doing well. I am so envious of your pool! AND the warm weather! (I'm drooling, now) (LOL)

I always want to snack when I'm nervous or excited.. I never lose weight then. Good idea to keep up the exercise! Hang in there and keep posting.

Soon2BThin - Sunday Jan 07, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

I slept in this morning since I am having a hard time getting to sleep lately. So no exercise this morning. With all this moving stuff on my mind, I am having a lot of stress now. Does stress help you lose weight or hinder it? Let me know what you all think. I've been busy all day in the attic, sorting out all the stuff I've accumulated over the last 30 years. We only have a small attic (thank goodness) & one half of it is my craft stuff I've bought over the years & stored. I used to buy a lot of yarn (I like to crochet) when I found a sale & planned to use it to make things someday but now, there it is, staring me in the face. I thought maybe I would call some nursing homes to see if the ladies there could use it to knit & crochet. I can't take it all with me, we won't have as much room to store things in the new house. So, today, I got that half of the attic cleaned out. I guess I just have to take it one day at a time, one room at a time. My husband plans on renting a truck & moving all our stuff himself accross country. It seems like a big job to me but it costs so much for movers to do it. Although, I do think it would be easier & better in the long run to trust it to people who know what they are doing & have a lot of experience. There is just so much to do & we have to be out there to sign the closing papers on the new house on March 1. And we haven't even sold our old house yet! I'm sure this will all work out but the stress may kill me, hehe. I know I haven't had enough water today but not too bad either. My food hasn't been real great either so I will do better tomorrow. My back is aching & I'm sore all over but it will be worth it to be in our new house in Arizona in less than 2 months. Then I will have a well deserved rest, well, maybe after I get everything unpacked, LOL. Hope you're all doing great, I'm going to go check up on you all now for awhile, got a lot to catch up on. Hope you all haven't forgotten about me. Thanks for listening.

pastagal on 01/07/2001:
Hey there,,,been wondering what happened to you,,glad to see your back,,sounds like your working you butt off:{Moving isnt an easy job at all,,,,i know you will be happy to get it over with and settled:}

As for stress,,for some people they stop eating and for some it makes them eat more,,think it depends on the person,,,as for me,,,i stop eating if i have alot of stress that i cant deal with or just to much going on,,,or if i get really sick and i am run down,,i just can't seem to eat,like lately,,,for over a week i didn't eat much of nothing while i have had broncitis,,and i lost 9lbs,,i am going to rejoin ww123 tuesday and see what there scale says,,,

As for my grandbaby that you asked about,,went and saw him today at the hospital,he is doing better,,there going to send him home tomorrow they say,so looks like things are starting to look up a bit for him,,,he is just so little,,they said today,he is just a preemie with preemie problems;{

Well you take it easy and get some much needed rest and don't over do ok,,,glad your back:}}}

The Bug on 01/08/2001:
Stress works different for people. Some people gain and some people lose and some it just doesn't matter. But, like you said, you have alot of work to do. This should keep you nice and busy, and some of it could count as a workout. Good luck with selling your house!

muggg on 01/08/2001:
Wow! You're moving to Arizona! I'm envious of your going to a warm place! (LOL) Wow... I'm still moving.. but almost done. Now I can do the fun stuff of decorating and getting things just like I like them! I hear you about all the crafts stuff! I wouldn't have had so much stuff except for my cookbook collection... garden collection ( books ) and photography books and equipment. I'll be anxious to hear about your new place!

The neatest thing about the internet is that when you make a move... you just take your internet friends with you! Isn't Panda in Arizona? I'll check... <font color=blue> Yes, he is.. Phoenix. Where are you moving to?</font color=blue>

It would have been so much harder for me to move if I hadn't had my Diet Diary friends to take along!

I didn't lose or gain with my move... but then it did happen over the holidays too! Hang in there!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jan 06, 2001
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

Hey, everyone!! I'm back! Actually got back on Thursday but I've been swamped with e-mail & such to catch up on. Hope everyone of you had a good & safe holiday season. I haven't been real good but not too bad either, I may even be down a couple of pounds, weigh-in coming up on Thursday officially. I haven't had a chance to catch up on all of your entries yet but will try to soon. I am so busy now--guess what--we liked it so much in Arizona, we bought a house. I know--really fast--but we found just what we both wanted & just took the leap. So now I'm very busy sorting out 30 years of accumulated stuff because we will be moving the end of February! Whew, I don't know if I can make it, but, hey, maybe the stress & work will pay off in weight-loss, huh? Just thought I'd check in here to let you know I'm still here, gotta run. Thanks for listening.

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Dec 19, 2000
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

Here I am, sorry I missed last night, I've been so busy, getting ready for the trip to Arizona. And we are flying, herb, that's the easy way. So I made it to bowling this morning. Our weather is really bad, but could be worse, I guess. It snowed a little off & on today, with temps between 10 & 15, and wind chills of 5 to 10 below. The sun did peek out a few short times though. I really hate driving in the snow, I've lived here 32 years & I'm still not good at it. But the roads were pretty clear this morning, thank goodness. Now I don't have to worry about this again for 2 weeks. That is, after we get to the airport tomorrow. Hopefully, we won't get any more bad weather before then. I haven't had a good diet day & no exercise except for the bowling. I had baked potato soup at lunch with the ladies, so that wasn't too bad, but I stopped at Walgreen's & just happened to have a coupon for those Rocher candy-things, buy one-get one free (just the little 3-pack) so I got them & I'm kinda eating them right now along with some regular Coke--BAD Soony! I will tell you though, this will not be a regular thing for me over the next 2 weeks. I should never even cut those kinds of coupons out, right? I'm so weak! But I'm in a good frame of mind so I think this is just a temporary thing. I'm not going to beat myself up over it but will just try to do better from now on. I think I can handle that. Being with my family in Arizona always makes me feel so good this time of year that I barely think of eating anyway. Except the stress of the getting ready & the air flight kinda get to me. Anyway, enough of that. I am going to miss you all so much but I know the days will fly by and I'll be back soon. I have a WW meeting place all picked out near my Mom's house where we will be staying, so I will not miss more than the one meeting this week. My regular meeting here is on Thursday so I will miss that one, then the one there is on Monday, so I already missed that one this week. So that means I have one missed meeting. Well, that's all for awhile. I will be so glad to get away from this weather for awhile but it will be so hard to come back to it. I may get to get on here from my sister's computer, I don't know. I wish you all the best of holidays & happy new year. I love you all, you are all my dear diet buddies. Take care. Thanks for listening.

maria7 on 12/19/2000:
Hope you have a great visit with your folks over the holiday. It must be cold everywhere. Just be glad you are not me with the fruitcake...that is my weakness,ha, ha. Maria

herb on 12/19/2000:
Have a uneventful trip, and please nail down someones computer so you can journal. I can't imagine going for 2 weeks without DD, and I aint talking about Dunkin Donuts.

pastagal on 12/20/2000:
I hope you have a safe trip and enjoy yourselves,,,,sounds as tho your doing good with dieting,,,and yes,your excused for buying that candy at walgreens,,you can blame it on christmas :}} ok,,,and besides,,,like you said,your not going to make a habit of it :} well take care and Merry Christmas:}

Soon2BThin - Sunday Dec 17, 2000
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

A better day today--foodwise. But no exercise. I didn't sleep well last night & when I woke up this morning, it was already after 9. I just didn't feel up to exercising so I took the day off. I even took a nap this afternoon. I had taken some sinus medication that made me really drowsy. It sure felt good though to curl up under my electric blanket & nap. I don't think it even got up to 10 degrees today & it was windy. Our house was only about 67 degrees so I was cold all day except when I napped. I swear, my fingers & toes stay cold all winter except when I'm in bed. I just hate the climate here. Oh, well, in 2 days I will be in wonderful Arizona, where I belong, I wish I could live there all year. They are getting temperatures in the 60's & 70's lately. I can't wait to get there. We leave Wednesday. I will certainly miss you all here, I don't have access to a computer there, my Mother refuses to live in the 21st century, LOL. She thinks computers are all porno & perverts. So, talk to you all tomorrow. Thanks for listening.

pastagal on 12/17/2000:
Aww i hope you have a wonderful trip to Arizona and have a great christmas with your family,,,,and enjoy the warmer temps to:} And thats funny what your mom thinks about puters,,,,lol,,but hey,,there was a time my hubby thought the same thing,,,,,LOL

herb on 12/18/2000:
Speaking of pontificating, you reminded me of a fellow who I used to work with named Bob. He was always babbling on, but even worse, everything was negative. The way he would hold his audience (victims) was to find a bunch of co-workers in a lounge, or an editing cubicle. He then would start on this dreary monologue placing himself right in the doorway with one hand extended perpendicular to his body holding onto the door frame. To leave the room you would literally have to duck under his arm.

Going to Arizona is no reason to be out of touch. Just go into any "Public Library" in Arizona, and your back home with us.

Have a safe trip South and enjoy a Merry Christmas, and a Merrier New Year. Are you driving?

Soon2BThin - Saturday Dec 16, 2000
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

Having a so-so day today. Not too bad & not real good, I'll take it. I did exercise this morning, 3 miles of walking, 100 ab crunches. But I went over a little on points, I think I did better than last Saturday though. No McD's this morning. Kept busy all day, laundry & such that kept me going up & down stairs most of the day. (My washer is in the basement) No bike ride this afternoon, oh, well..... My arm is soooo sore from that flu shot & it feels swollen & it itches. Hope I don't have any more side effects. Take care, everyone. Thanks for listening.

pastagal on 12/16/2000:
Sorry to hear that shot made your arm so sore,,,gosh i hate those shots:{

Take it easy and hopefully in couple days it will feel better,,,:}

Soon2BThin - Friday Dec 15, 2000
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

Just checking in a little for today. Not a good day, I don't know why, since I had a one pound loss for last week, more than I had thought I would. Got my trip coming up next week, I think things like that, out of my usual things, throw me off my program. But that's no excuse. I will do better tomorrow. At least, I did walk this morning, 3 miles. I got a "Oprah book club" book from the library that I had reserved today. So now I only have until Tuesday to read the 360 pages of it before I leave for Arizona. I can't take it with me cause it is due a week from today. Let's see, that would be $1.40 or so on overdue fines, so maybe if I don't finish it, I will take it with me. I can afford that much. I just didn't think it through until now. It's pretty good, so far. And I am still only less than half way through the second "Left Behind" book. I have been buying them at Target for $9.79 each & saw them at Sam's today for only 7 something, so if I buy any more, I will go to Sam's. If you like to read and haven't read them yet, you might want to try them. Does anyone know how many there are so far? I also get the Stephen King serial book from his web site, but haven't even started on the first part yet. There just aren't enough hours in the day lately for all that I want to do, LOL. Guess I should start getting up earlier, I think 9 hours of sleep are too many anyway, huh? Well, it looks like a rainy weekend here, at least it isn't snow, thank goodness. You all have a good weekend, my dear friends. Thanks for listening.

pastagal on 12/16/2000:
Sounds like you do alot of reading,,,i wish i could sit and read like that,,,just can't seem to stay interested,i love magizines tho,love to look at them,,,and read the articles,,,,well have a great day tomorrow and i might not get on tomorrow,,not intill the evening anyway,cause i have the shower to give for my daughter in law,,,ok,,,be safe and enjoy your books;}

Soon2BThin - Thursday Dec 14, 2000
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 153.0

Well, I made it to the WW meeting this morning. The roads were pretty clear & even the parking lots weren't too bad. And my hubby shoveled the sidewalk out to the garage. And my car started too, LOL. So no exercise this morning. We learned a little about the changes in the new program but I guess they will just feed us a little each week. I learned that carrots are now 1 point instead of 0 as before because of the sugar content. They are considering things like this more now. Some other things have changed also. Like you get a smaller point allowance now according to your weight. Mine was 20-27 points per day, now it is 20-25. Soon we will learn about added points for what exercise you do each day. And so on.... After the meeting I went for my flu shot finally. OUCH! I usually don't mind shots but this one really hurt. At least I didn't have to wait in line, it only took a few minutes. My shoulder is already getting sore from it & it's the shoulder that usually gives me trouble anyway. I had no choice which one I got it in, she just said "left shoulder", why, I don't know. I remember last year it hurt so much for several days I couldn't even lay on that side. Boy, I'd better not get the flu now! After that, I did a little shopping, got the gift for our bowling Christmas party next week. I'm usually in Arizona by then, but this year we leave the day after. So it should be fun. Got home about 2 and had lunch while I watched my soap on tape. Gotta have my "All My Children"! No exercise this afternoon either, I just took the whole day off. Oh, well, I'll get back at it tomorrow. Food today hasn't been real good, I mean, I haven't done real good, the food WAS good, LOL. Well, almost time for lots of TV to start. Have I said before that I watch too much TV? At least I read during the commercials. And no snacking! Sounds like everyone's had a good day. I miss your journal, Jenny, if you're reading this. Hope you're doing well. Take care, everyone, and stay safe & warm. Thanks for listening.

pastagal on 12/14/2000:
Hi ,,,,i missed stopping in at ww to weigh in this week,,,so i haven't heard anything about the new stuff yet,,,guess i will have to make sure i go next tuesday to find out whats going on,,,

i have noticed i feel better when i keep my points down to the low end,,,i seem to get plenty that way to,,,,exersise is my goal for the new yr,,i am going to really incorporate it into my days,,,and joining the gym should really help,,,

I love All My Children also,,,,watch it daily,,,along with One Life to Live,those are my favorites now,,,well have a great night and better day tomorrow;}}}

muggg on 12/14/2000:
It's so neat to hear about the different diets and how they do things. I sure have learned alot here! Sounds like you are doing good. Good idea to read during the commercials...!

KT on 12/15/2000:
That's great that you made it to the WW meeting to find out all the new information. You get all excited about the new program only to find that they are decreasing the amount of points you get. Somehow that doesn't seem fair! LOL

I still haven't gotten a flu shot. I think I'm protesting this year. I don't mind getting them it's just when I was in the military it seemed like I got shots of everything. Don't let them not log a shot or misplace your record. Then you have to get them all again. I think the most I got in one sitting was 6.

I watch alot of TV also. I seem to watch more late night TV since I don't have to get up early. Thursdays are my favorites though with Friends and ER. I just read your comment to my journal. I really appreciate you telling me where to find some music. I'm going to have to look into that. I hope you have a good day and Take care of you!!

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