- Wednesday Dec 13, 2000
A much better day today, thank goodness. Here's what I did today--Got up at 8 this morning & walked for 3.5 miles on the treadmill. I always do my exercise before eating breakfast, I just like it that way & haven't run into any trouble yet. I have a big fan in front of the treadmill to circulate the air & keep me cool. If I don't, I feel like I'm suffocating. I also have my 24 oz. bottle of water & my music on the walkman. I played a little game with myself this morning while I walked--I would walk for 1.5 minutes holding on, then 3.5 minutes not holding on & every 5 minutes I would take 4 big sips of my water. I used to not be able to walk without holding on, now it's getting easier. By the time I'm done walking, I've downed the 24 oz. of water. After I come up from the basement, I drink another 8 oz. This afternoon, I rode the bike for 30 minutes while reading, I'd already watched Oprah. BTW, herb, I don't have a book holder, I just hold it in my hands. It's jiggly & a little difficult to read but my husband couldn't figure out where the book holder fits on the bike. I'll have to check the instruction book for it. Someday! When I got done on the bike, I guess my blood sugar dropped cause I felt shakey & kinda weak, so I tested my blood, it was 73. I had never had a reading that low before. So I ate a small serving of flavored instant oatmeal. I probably should have just had some orange juice, that would have worked faster, but I was really hungry too. Maybe I should have eaten a little something before I rode the bike, what do you all think? I had eaten lunch between 1:30 & 2:00 so I didn't really feel hungry before I rode the bike at 5:15. Anyway, I have done real well with my food points today, staying well below the limit, trying to make up for the Chinese food yesterday. I have also had a gallon of water. I didn't go anywhere today since we had some bad weather, a couple inches of snow & more to come. I thought about a nap this afternoon but fought off the urge & got busy. We're getting freezing rain right now so it doesn't look good for the WW meeting tomorrow. There will be more snow too. I just hate going out after that stuff cause even if the roads are not too bad, the sidewalks & parking lots are usually bad. So I'll just get up in the morning & decide. I hate to miss this week cause they are telling us about the new program & I don't want to miss that. I may just go to another meeting on Friday or Saturday if I don't make tomorrow's. Well, I've been rather long-winded today, huh? I couldn't get on earlier, did anyone have that problem? Gonna go read how you all are doing now. Thanks for listening.
- Tuesday Dec 12, 2000
Welp, no exercise today except for bowling, I was lazy this afternoon. And we went to a Chinese restaurant for lunch--you guessed it, I ate all the wrong things, I couldn't resist, we only go there once a year. You know what they say about shiny food---FAT! I always have to have an egg roll too. But I must say, I REALLY enjoyed it. At least I only ate one plateful, everyone else went back for seconds & thirds (it was "all-you-can-eat") They have the best food! I love that place & I seriously thought about not going cause I just knew I would end up eating whatever I wanted. Only $5.25 too, including the drink. And you know what they say about Chinese food, I was hungry an hour later, LOL. I watched "Snow Falling on Cedars" today, it was pretty good, although at first I didn't know WHAT was going on, they kept skipping to different times. Then I took both movies back since they were due back tomorrow & we're expecting a lot of bad weather then. I may not make it to WW meeting this week since they say the bad weather will carry into Thursday morning, boohoo! If not, I will just post the same weight until I make it to a meeting. I know my home scale is different & I've only been posting the WW scale reading. And I had some other things I had planned on doing that day, including my flu shot. My doctor's office finally called to say they got some of the vaccine & they are giving it either tomorrow or Thursday & they are near my WW meeting, so I thought I would just get it after my meeting. Oh, well...... Sounds like you all are doing well. Take care. Thanks for listening. PS. I hope all this bad weather doesn't bring out the piggy in me--I usually tend to eat comfort food when I'm shut in with the snow & ice. Fortunately, there's not much of that in the house.
- Monday Dec 11, 2000
Hey, everyone, how are you all doing? I'm having a really good day. Even if I did have to go to the dentist. It only took half an hour. It really poured down rain today too. But I made it okay. Here's what else I did today--I got up at 8, I love sleeping in, (who doesn't?) & walked 2.5 miles on the treadmill. I was going 3.7 mph most of the time & I'm even getting better at not holding on all the time. That was always a challenge for me. Then I had to get ready for my hair appointment at 11. She decided not to give me a perm, my hair is still too short & I don't want to look like a poodle. So she just cut it a little to even it out. If I could get it to look like she did it all the time, I might not ever get another perm. But I'm lazy with my hair & grew up in the generation where we didn't use blow dryers & curling irons, so I'm a complete klutz at fixing my hair. Anyway it's always been easier to just get a perm & let it dry curly. Then this afternoon it was off to the dentist, "look, Mom, no cavities!" (and I do still have all my own teeth). So being away from home most of the day, I ate really well. I've only had 14 points so far with just my pretzel snack (1 point) later. I know this is too low (I'm supposed to have between 20 & 27 points everyday) but I won't do it forever, just this week to try to make up for what I ate Friday & Saturday. I don't know if this will work but it's worth a try. Anyway, I feel real good & not starving at all. Also had 64 ounces of water so far. Not as much as I usually do but enough. Oh, after I got home from the dentist, I rode for 30 minutes on my bike. I read a book while riding cause Oprah was a repeat that I'd already seen. So I've had a good day & feel real good, what more can I say? I know, that's enough so I'll go now until tomorrow. Take care & thanks for listening.
- Sunday Dec 10, 2000
Whew! A better day today. In fact, I'm really low on food points, intentionally though, to make up for what I had the last couple of days. We'll see if it works. 104 ounces of water so far. I walked for 3 miles this morning, did 100 ab crunches, & rode for 40 minutes on the bike this afternoon. I feel I must keep this up for the next 3 days to help make up for my past indiscretions this weekend. I certainly plan on sticking with the plan from now on so I won't have to do the "making-up-for" any more. I have a hair appointment & dentist appointment tomorrow so I won't be home much. Probably won't get as much water in then, I hate public restrooms. But I'll do what I can. Well, going to watch a little TV tonight. Hope you're all doing well. Thanks for listening. PS. I watched the movie "Hanging Up" that I rented--don't bother!! It stunk (or is that stank?) Anyway, you get the idea.
- Saturday Dec 09, 2000
Well, sometimes you're up & some days you're down, this is a down day for me (not weight-wise). It all has to do with the rest of that chocolate orange candy thing & McD's for breakfast & NO EXERCISE. People, this is not the way a good DDer should spend a Saturday. At least I came here to confess. I will be back tomorrow a better DDer, absotively, posilutely!! Hope you are all having a better day than I. Thanks for listening.
- Friday Dec 08, 2000
Having a fine day here. Except I had bought one of those chocolate orange candy things yesterday, you know, the one you smash on the table & it breaks into slices. I guess it won't be too bad if I only eat a few pieces each day & kinda savor the flavor. I just had to try one, I've seen the commercials & I love chocolate & orange flavors together. So I haven't been real good the last couple of days. Also saw the KFC honey bbq chicken strips commercials, haven't given in to those yet. They really look so good & I haven't had fried chicken in so long. Luckily there are none close by to where I live. Enough about junk food, here's what I did today--walked 3 miles on the treadmill. I started out telling myself I would do just 30 minutes, cause it seems all that I did last week didn't really help much, but then I said maybe 2 miles. I ended up doing 3 miles & I'm glad I did cause I didn't get to riding my bike this afternoon as I had planned. In fact I forgot about it until just now. We watched "Nutty Professor 2" this afternoon so I could return it. I guess that's why I forgot to ride since I didn't watch Oprah. I took the movie back & got 2 more for the weekend--"Hanging Up" & "Snow Falling on Cedars"-chick flicks. I could have gotten "Perfect Storm" but he fell asleep in the middle of "Nutty Professor 2" so why not just get the ones I would like to see?! Anyway, that was about it for my day today. I guess I went a little over on my food points but not so much, could have been worse. At least I didn't have McD's for breakfast, in fact, I haven't had that for weeks now. Well, it's almost time for "CSI", I really like that show. Have a great weekend, everybody! Thanks for listening.
- Thursday Dec 07, 2000
Hey, what happened, I actually lost 1.4! Not as good as I'd hoped but I'll take it (what choice do I have?) I was hoping for a big surprise, like maybe, 2 or 3 pounds gone. But I know better than that. I think I would have to starve to get that. I'm just a slow loser. If I can just keep it going down instead of the up & down I've been doing for so long, I'll be happy. I'm going to give it my best shot. No exercise today, my day off since I had the meeting this morning. Boy, I wanted to go to sleep this morning at that meeting so bad, it was so boring, I couldn't wait to get out of there. But I think I still need to go to these meetings even though I've been going for over a year now. They can be repetitive after awhile but I'm determined to reach my WW goal so I get whatever it is they give you now. It gives me something else to work toward. I know I could do it at home without the meetings but I've been going for so long that I can't quit now without making that goal. You see what I mean? Anyway, next week they will give us the new program so that won't be as boring. Then I will be off for 2 weeks in Arizona at my Mom's house. I may go to meetings there too like I did last year or I may not, I don't know yet. Last year we were there for 4 weeks but this year only 2. I got lots of shopping done today, got the Blockbuster gift card for my sister & bil & joined up myself while I was there, I've been wanting to do that for a long time. I belong to another one, where I rented "The Nutty Professor 2" today, so I've got that to watch tomorrow, too much on TV tonight that I like. And I went to the grocery store again today, that makes about 4 times this week, doesn't it?! It seems we are always running out of something, I hate that. But I was out anyway, if not, I wouldn't have made a special trip. Well, that's enough running on about nothing--talk to ya tomorrow. Hope you're all doing great. Gonna go check up on ya's. Thanks for listening.
- Wednesday Dec 06, 2000
Good evening, DDers! Well, I stayed home today, all day, LOL. That made it easier for me to get in plenty of water, 136 ounces so far. I think that should do it. Also did well on my diet. I walked 3.5 miles this morning & rode my bike for 30 minutes this afternoon during Oprah. My exercise equipment said I burned over 500 calories altogether but I don't know how accurate that is. I started out with a headache this morning when I got up but I guess the exercise got rid of that cause I've felt pretty good all day. I did lots of cleaning & keeping busy around the house. Now I'm tired so I'm just going to veg-out in front of the TV for the rest of the night. I have a good book to read during commercials so I don't make any trips to the kitchen. Weigh-in tomorrow, wish me luck, please. I feel pretty good about it but I just never know. I hope I have a good surprise. Take care, everyone. Thanks for listening.
- Tuesday Dec 05, 2000
Hey, there, how's everyone doing? Well, I guess I know, I just read all the entries, LOL. Everyone sounds so good today. Here's what I did today--bowling this morning, don't want to discuss how I did, you understand. Lunch out was nice. We went to an Italian place I'd never been before. They had hoagies, I had a cup of zesty vegetable soup, boy, was it ZESTY! My mouth burned! But it was good. It had a few pieces of Italian sausage in it too, didn't know how many points that was, so I just estimated, on the high side, I think. So I still didn't have too many points today--21 so far, with just my pretzels left for later. After lunch, I went SHOPPING AGAIN! Like I told PastaGal, I bought a nice sweater, size SMALL (I can't believe it) & it fit. Not snug, either. It's bright red, thought I would wear it for Christmas. By the time I got home (2:30) I was hungry again cause lunch was early, before noon, so I ate a sandwich & some WOW chips. Then for dinner, I just had corn, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms & an apple, all that for only 3 points. I LOVE this diet!! Then about 8:00, I take my Metamucil with another glass of water, which really fills me up. After that, I just have 5 of these small pretzel nubs for only 1 point (I just love that salt on them). I didn't ride my bike again today, I was so tired from bowling & shopping (those check-out lines!!). So I need a really good walk & ride tomorrow, cause weigh-in is Thursday. I think I'm doing pretty good but you just never know, I've found. Haven't been on the scale since last Thursday. So, gang, that's my day. I'm in a good mood but the poor old body is really feeling beat. That bowling really takes a lot out of me anymore. Good upper-body workout anyway. Talk to you tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
- Monday Dec 04, 2000
Same thing, different day! Well, not exactly, I guess. I did get up early to return some things to K-Mart. Boy, I really hated that, it was soooo cold this morning but I did it. And of course stopped at the grocery store too. I must go there at least 3 times a week. When I got home, I walked 2 miles on the treadmill at 3.7 mph. So I didn't do as much but faster than yesterday. I was going to ride my bike this afternoon but I was so sleepy & didn't feel real good, so I skipped it :( No slips on the diet today, 19 points so far with just maybe some pretzels later (I usually only eat 5, that's 1 point) I haven't been getting in as much water as usual the last couple of days, 8-10 glasses, where usually I'd get a whole gallon in. At least it's something, I guess. Bowling tomorrow, so that will be some exercise, I hope I do as good as last week, my partner is out with shoulder surgery so I'm on my own. I'll let you know how it goes. Take care, everyone. Thanks for listening.