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Soon2BThin - Saturday Mar 31, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.4

Well, here we are, the last day of March!! Where has the time gone?? And I haven't made much progress this month either. And today, I have another challenge. The DH will be gone all day with the BIL to some kind of motorcycle club function that BIL's brother belongs to. A buffet luncheon is involved. So here I am, alone, all day with my conflicting thoughts---you know, that little voice that tells me this is the perfect opportunity to indulge in lots of junk food and things that taste wonderful but are deadly to my health while watching lots of taped shows from the past week and the movie from Netflix. But I'm fighting it, I tell you!! I must stay home, away from all those evil places, like KFC, McD's, you know the ones. Right now I would love some KFC crispy strips with mashed potatoes and gravy and cole slaw and that yummy biscuit. Or 2 burgers with fries and 2 hot apple pies (you know, they're 2 for $1 so you gotta get 2) Those are my usual "mega-meals" of choice. But as I said, I'm fighting the good fight. One thing that helps---I walked on the treadmill first thing this morning, ate some brekky, then went out and swept the whole bottom of the pool, it took me about an hour. So I don't want to waste all that exercise. And I keep reminding myself how good I will feel when I just lose about another 10 pounds. And how, if I just get to my goal, I will be able to eat some of those things once in awhile if I still want to and maintain my new weight. Like I have been doing now. Maintaining. But I don't want to maintain this weight here. I want that thin feeling and I know, if I just keep losing for a short while, I will feel so much better. I think I can have a good day, I'm feeling strong. I will resist, I will resist, shut up, evil little voice!! Maybe I'll even take another walk later, so there!

Okay, I tried out my new pedometer this morning on the treadmill. It said I walked 2.03 miles and my treadmill said 2.14 so pretty close there. But it also said I took over 5000 steps!! Does that sound right to you? Anyone out there with a pedometer? And if you bump it a little, it adds more steps. I don't know if I will keep it or not.

So I will keep the positive thoughts today and try to keep busy. Soonie can be very strong when she really wants to, right? I do want to be thin, I do want to be thin.....I can do this, right? I WILL DO THIS!! I'll let you know tomorrow how it went. Wish me luck. And have a good Saturday!

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 21.4 lbs to go!

Justine6Robert3 on 03/31/2007:
YES, YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! Just think how close summer is, that's got to be good for some motivation!!!!

I want to get a pedometer also so I can start to do some outdoor walking now that the weather is getting nicer. The only problem is I'd love to go with my hubby and speed walk but we have to get a sitter for the kids to go walking at night. I might see if my oldest niece will come over a couple of nights a week once they're in bed, she's 15 yrs old now.

Great job on your exercise this morning, don't ruin it with fast food!!! Stay strong!!

greengirl on 03/31/2007:
Your pedo sounds about right to me. There are 5280 feet in a mile so if your stride is say 2 ft long you would do 2640 steps to a mile, if your stride is 3 ft long you would do 1760 steps to a mile. I know that mine is somewhere between the two which would probably give me a similar number of steps as what you have. You seem to have done well today in the face of temptation. Well done, Soonie :)

borntocry on 03/31/2007:
As you said. you only need to keep losing for a short while. Those mega-meals will still be around once you've lost 10 lb - they aren't going anywhere. There will still be a KFC and a McDonald's. You can go treat yourself once you get to your goal. You don't want to throw that away just because you're too impatient to wait, do you?

That whole "not wanting to waste exercise" thing really works for me too, by the way. Pity I generally tend to exercise in the evening, otherwise I'd be set for the whole day!

sharklover on 03/31/2007:
You ARE very strong! I hope the day ended well for you! My 'mega meal' is a double cheeseburger with fries from burger king. mmmm. I haven't had that for a very long time.

We are strong determined people, we can do this right, no problem! :-)

Soon2BThin - Friday Mar 30, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.4

Good morning! I just finished my 2 miles of walking on the treadmill and the ab crunches and stretches. I'm happy to have gotten it done first thing in the morning. I did finally open the package to my pedometer last night but now I have to measure my stride before I can actually use it. I hope to get to that later today. So far it seems like a pretty good pedometer, it talks too! Oh, and last night, I rode my bike for the first half hour of watching Survivor. I could have done more but my rear end got sore even though it's a recumbent bike and the seat is nice and padded. At least I did something though. My eating yesterday was pretty good. I didn't count calories or points but I think I stayed pretty low. And no junk food.

I didn't tell you about my little shopping surprise this week: I went to Michael's to buy some paint for painting metal. I have some yard things that have faded out and thought I'd just paint them. Anyway, I got to looking at the silk potted plants because I've had my silk poinsettia sitting in the entryway since Christmas and thought I'd change it for something springy. So I bought a big purple hydrangea, on sale, of course. Then I went into the Dollar Tree store just to look around and they had some baskets and one looked like it would fit the hydrangea plant perfectly and since it was only $1, I bought it. When I got to the car, I slipped the plant right into it, it was perfect and looked great! I tell you, I was so pleased with myself. And it looks great in the entryway. Anyway, just thought I'd pass that along, heh. I love the bargains!

Okay, today I'm going out to look at party stores for supplies for our Cinco de Mayo and who knows where else I may end up. I'm feeling great and I plan to do well on the food stuff. But I've realized lately just how many temptations are out there for us. The other day in the Dollar Tree and the 99 cent store, there was so much Easter candy at bargain prices that it was very hard to resist! But I just kept telling myself "no". It feels good to be successful. And then there are all the drive-thrus. Give me a break already! So let's all be strong and have a great day. We can do it!

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 21.4 lbs to go!

jon'smom on 03/30/2007:
I love the Dollar Tree! you can find alot of nice things there. Gotta love that!

greengirl on 03/30/2007:
Lets face it!! The world in general is just not for people who are trying to lose weight!!! So many temptations!! 'Stay strong' should be out motto! :)

Soon2BThin - Thursday Mar 29, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.4

I've been busy again, my friends! We're putting up new valances in the livingroom over the arcadia doors. We've been here for 6 years and haven't done much remodeling so I needed a change. We have vertical blinds there and they've always been good enough but, like I said, a needed change. So one is finished and it looks good. Really dresses it up. So I've been busy shopping for those and other things. Mom and I have that Cinco de Mayo thing for the Red Hat Ladies group coming on the first of May (I know, Cinco de Mayo is on the 5th of May but we have our meetings on Tuesdays) so I have a lot to plan for that too. The food, the decorations, things like that. I'm trying to find plastic marguerita glasses that aren't too expensive but so far, no luck. But I have a couple of party supply stores in mind.

This morning was bowling and I bowled 3 games again. Not much trouble with the shoulder but my neck hurt some. I need to weigh that new ball, it doesn't feel any lighter than the old one but that could just be me. After all, how much difference can 2 pounds make?! Anyway, I feel okay now. We had lunch at Mimi's Cafe and DH and I split the chopped Cobb salad again. They are so good and fresh. You also get a muffin with it and we split the low-fat blueberry, I only had 3 bites, no butter. And I only ate half of my half of the salad, they are so big! The only drawback was the regular dressing, which I like better than the low-fat vinagrette, but, oh, well. I had planned on walking on the treadmill this afternoon but we got busy on the curtain-rod-hanging so I've been busy, I'll get to it tomorrow for sure. Oh, yesterday I did do half an hour on the treadmill, better than nothing. Uh, oh, my bettery is running low. I'll be back later to update.

Okay, I'm back, I'm hooked up to the power cord now. I forgot all about running out of battery power (heh, I spelled battery wrong before) Now, where was I? Well, up until today, I haven't been doing well with the food part. I do well until late afternoon/evening, then I keep eating stuff I don't really need. I think it's because I want something that's not here, so I'm trying to make up for it with other things, even though I'm not even hungry. So far today, I'm doing okay, I think. I haven't been counting calories or points so far, just trying to eat good things. There were some delicious-looking donuts at bowling this morning but I was able to resist them. I can do well when there are other people around, it's when I'm alone that I have problems. And as long as I keep busy, like right now, I'm okay. Maybe I'll go put some of that grapefruit oil on my hand to smell and see if that keeps the munchies away. I still haven't opened the package of my pedometer, I need to get to checking that out. Busy, busy!

Okay, I'm sure there are other things to talk about but I can't think of them now so I'll just go. Survivor night tonight, oh, goodie! But I think Grey's Anatomy is a repeat. I hate that! Well, I hope you're all doing fantastic!! Maybe I'll be back later to check up. Have a great Friday!

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 21.4 lbs to go!

jolt on 03/29/2007:
Hey you! Its been awhile! Bowling is great exercise and lots of fun as well isn't it. Keep up the amazing work! Huggles Pat

borntocry on 03/30/2007:
Same here - I actually try to avoid getting home before my husband because I know that until he gets back I'm just going to spend all my time eating. Why do we do that?! It's not like other people actually stop us from eating, and surely we don't need to be embarrassed about it... but I guess we are.

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Mar 27, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.4

Wow, it's great to see so many of you cheering me on! That alone will keep me straight--as long as I keep that in sight. It's funny how sometimes I block out everything but THE FOOD!! Guess that's why I am where I am, lol. If it were easy, we'd all be SKINNY!! I asked the acupuncturist today if he had any herbs that would help me lose weight. He said that's the number one question that people ask him, lol. He said there are some that would help speed metabolism or curb appetite but he didn't want me to take more than I already am and they only help a little. So it's back to diet and exercise, lol. But I have good news---I haven't taken one of my blood pressure meds for 5 days now and I'm doing fine. I'm going to talk to the doc about quitting the other one too. Next week I go in for my blood work to see how I'm doing without the cholesterol med and the diabetes med. I hope it's good news. If not, I'm not going back on the meds, I'll talk to Chinese acupuncture guy about more herbs. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll have to do the traditional meds again. He told me about this one lady he treats that is 84 years old and her doctor has her on 18!!! different meds!! Poor woman! The herbal remedies are supposed to be natural with less side effects so I'm trying that for now. Don't worry, I keep a regular check on my blood pressure and blood sugar and so far, all is fine. And my shoulder is getting better slowly and my neck is almost completely better. It's just too bad though, that health insurance doesn't cover any of this stuff! At least the herbal things are less expensive than prescription drugs.

Okay, yesterday was okay, I exercised and didn't do too badly on the food, although I did eat a little too much. I bought some dried apricots at Wally World and scarfed down 6 when I got home while fixing lunch, it was almost 3pm and I was starved! Then after eating lunch I ate 4 more. For lunch I had a LC veggie pizza that had onions and later, I had the gas from hell, lol. Don't know for sure if it was the apricots or the onions. But by the time I went to bed, it was gone. I think I must be careful of those apricots, lol. But, oh, so good! Also Mom gave us a couple of cans of dried apple snacks that she ordered from QVC. They are low calorie, low sugar and so good, but you have to buy 8 cans at once for $18andsomething plus the shipping, so it comes out to about $3.50 a can and you don't get that much in them. Still a good, healthy snack if any of you are interested. You can order them online at QVC.com. And they come in different flavors too. End of commercial!

So today---didn't get up early for exercise and still none so far. I think it's an off day, lol. But the eating is going okay so far. Had my acupuncture treatment at 11am and then went to Sprout's. I love Sprout's, it's probably about like Wild Oats or Trader Joes, those kinds of places. I bought some of that grapefruit oil to try. When I couldn't find it, I asked a girl and right away she knew what I wanted it for. Guess I wasn't the only one, lol. Haven't tried it yet. Also bought some steel cut oats that I've been wanting to try instead of my flavored instant oatmeal. It's supposed to be better for you. We'll see. Yesterday I did buy a pedometer at Wally World but haven't even opened the package yet. Soon! I've been too busy, guess it's good to keep busy.

Okay, I guess that about covers it here. I hope you're all doing well. I will try to check in later while watching Idol. Hang in there. And have a good hump day tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 21.4 lbs to go!

borntocry on 03/28/2007:
I've been wanting to get some steel cut oats too. I tried them once, but that was many years ago when I wasn't that interested in healthy food and I didn't have the patience for them because they take so much longer to cook than regular oats. I think I threw out the box, heh. But they're supposed to be better for you and tastier, too. I read that some people just put them in the slow cooker at night so they're ready for breakfast. Not an option for me as I don't have a slow cooker and don't have breakfast, but I suppose you could try it if you find they take too long to cook!

hollybelle on 03/28/2007:
Please let me know the brand of pedometer and if you like it. I'm interested in one and we have Walmarts, too! Thanks

greengirl on 03/28/2007:
I would love to reduce my blood pressure medication. I think I will have to discuss it at my next 6-month check-up. I know that my blood pressure was much better at the last one, and Ive lost weight since then. Sounds like yesterday was a good day for you. Keep up the good work :)

Soon2BThin - Monday Mar 26, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.4

Good Monday morning, everyone! Another weigh day! Down some, a lot more to go, lol. I'm happy with that, considering I didn't really have a very good week. I only exercised the last 2 days. Yesterday's exercise was 3 games of bowling with the DH, Sis and BIL. We had a good time and my shoulder didn't bother me much or my neck either. After, we went to my favorite pancake restaurant, where they all ate huge breakfasts but I ate a bowl of minestrone soup with 4 crackers. Yay me! And it was good. Then DH and I had to go to my other sister's to drop some things off, then to Mom's, then we were going to a florist to order some flowers for his Mom but they were closed so I will have to do that today, then we decided to stop at Lowe's for a remote control for my ceiling fan and light, ended up looking at a lot of things there, then we came home. No sooner did we get home when BIL called and said they had bought 2 trees and would DH help him plant them. So he left, but did I get upset (well, okay, I did) but instead of vegging and eating a bunch of stuff, I got on the treadmill and took my feelings out on that. Did my usual 40 minutes. And I felt better. So at least I handled things better.

Okay, this morning I have already done my 40 minutes on the treadmill and here I am. I think I'm getting a pretty good workout because I tried to sing along with "Here For the Party" but couldn't breathe at the same time, lol. So I'm calling it a good workout. Then I stretched, did some crunches and squats. I did get on here to read some entries last night while watching "Deal or No Deal". It's nice to do that on the laptop and sitting in my comfortable chair. I'm so glad I bought it. And I love reading all the entries here.

Well, it's time to go shower and eat some brekky. Later I'm heading out to Wally World (Super WalMart) for some shopping and I'll try to be good. Oh, forgot to mention, that little voice tried to get me in trouble this morning. DH left early to get my Mom's car to take it for some work then he's heading to BIL's to go out for breakfast and then finish some work with the new trees. Anyway that nasty little voice said "Oh, you can skip the exercise and go to McD's for some junky breakfast since he's not around to see you and you have a whole week before weigh-in!" But I shut him up and did what was planned. Okay, I was tempted, I'm only one Soonie! But I persevered! Okay, you all go out there and have a great Monday. I'll be back later to read what you've been up to.

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 21.4 lbs to go!

Justine6Robert3 on 03/26/2007:
It's funny that you call Walmart "Wally World". My aunt Lori also calls it that. She has funny little nick names for almost everything!! She used to stay with us in the summer to babysit us when my sister and I were kids and I think she might have rubbed off on me a little because I now find myself doing the same thing, ha,ha!!

Great job not giving in to the temptation to eat Mcdonalds!! I was also at Walmart this morning and Mcdonalds is right inside the door so I have to smell it and still behave myself!! I haven't had McDonalds since I started using Diet Diaries in January. Well, I have been there to get my kids happy meals but I either don't get anything or I get the grilled chicken salade and then use my low calorie dressing on it. Considering I LOVE McDonald's I am very proud of myself for being able to resist eating it!! I could have used a Big Mac and greasy french fries today but I didn't dare do it, they are crazy high in fat and calories!!!

Thank-you for your comments on my diary. I do try to remember my Father with happy memories and I know he wouldn't want his girls crying because we miss him all of the time but its just still so hard for me. I think I do well most of the time but when the anniversary and birthday come I really struggle with it. My sister's getting married on May 5th and I'm sure that will be another event that will make us all a little sad because he won't be there to walk her down the isle. I know he is always with us and I make a point of keeping his memory alive. I talk about him all the time to my children because I want them to know what a special man he was. My daughter loved him when she was a baby. When she was a baby and she was upset or fussy, nobody could calm her down except for myself. The only other person who could calm her down was my Dad. He was so relaxed and comfortable with her and she adored him. Ofcourse, she was only 15 months old when he died so she doesn't really remember him but I tell her he is our Angel now and that he loved her very much. I really think she would have had a special relationship with my Dad if he was still around. She loves her Grandpa (my husbands Dad) and I love that they are close but it also makes me wonder what she would have been like with my Dad (she called him Poppa).

Anyway, enough about the sad stuff!! That's great that you have already hit your treadmill this morning! I think I will try to go and get some cardio done myself! Have a great day!

borntocry on 03/26/2007:
Boy, you are doing well, resisting pancakes AND McDonald's?! What's possessed you, Soonie? Keep up the good work now and don't let all that admirable self-restraint go to waste.

P.S. I also feel like singing along to my music while working out, and it's not easy! We must not be quite as super-fit as we think we are, haha!

WorkingIt2 on 03/26/2007:
Great job on your workout, if you can only get out 3 - 6 words at a time..you are working hard enough lol. Good job on keeping control of your environment and not letting your environment control you! Have a great day!

hollybelle on 03/26/2007:
Good for you giving yourself credit for passing up some stuff you don't need! YEA!! Go Soonie, Go Soonie!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Mar 24, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 164.4

Okay, I'm off to a good start, finally!! Got up at 7am and got on the treadmill. Did 40 minutes of walking. I think it's been like maybe 2 weeks since I've done that. Then I did stretching, crunches and squats. I really need those squats, my knees need the exercise. And when I did the bending over, touching my toes stretch, I was so stiff! But I just kept stretching until I reached the floor. This body really needs some serious work!! Food yesterday wasn't very good, okay, it TASTED good but not good for me, heh. And I never did get to the exercise in the afternoon. All week I've been having this headache and I just couldn't make myself do it. Anyway, I was really bad. After my acupuncture at 11am, I came home, it was just past noon, and the DH had left me a note "gone to lunch with neighbor dude" (he'd already done that on Wednesday). So I turned right around, got back in the car and headed for the McD's drive-thru. Ordered 2 burgers (only got one though, humph!), small fries and 2 apple pies. Of course I had my Coca Cola Zero at home, lol. And I scarfed it down quickly before the DH got back. Talk about crazy!! And then I just kept eating things the rest of the day, not too much but not good things. Well, that's over, I feel better now, lol. On to better days!

Did any of you see Dr. Roizen on The View yesterday? He's Dr. Oz's partner on the book "You: On a Diet". Anyway, I'm going to try some of the things he mentioned: grapefruit oil (you put it on the back of your hand and smell it, not drink it, and it's supposed to make you not so hungry) and breath strips and eating 6 whole walnuts or 12 almonds or 20 peanuts 30 minutes before a meal so you're not so hungry when you sit down to eat. I think I'm going to buy a pedometer too to count my steps all day. You're supposed to get 10,000 steps in a day. Should be fun. Also, I finished the book I've been reading (Like Lampshades in a Whorehouse about Phyllis Diller's life) so now I can get back to finishing up the You: On a Diet book. I'm looking forward to that, it's so interesting!

Well, we had bad news this morning--the DH's father passed away this morning. It was expected and he went in peace, I guess. And he didn't suffer. I think they are not having a funeral so don't know if the DH will go back to see his mom or not. Okay, I'll see ya all tomorrow sometime. Take care and have a great Saturday!

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

greengirl on 03/24/2007:
Thats some serious exercise for you today soonie. Perhaps this is the start of something good!!! Very sorry to hear the bad news about your husbands father, even tho' it was expected. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

borntocry on 03/24/2007:
Heh, I like your husband's note - it was funny. Sorry to hear about his father!

Let us know if you try that walnuts/almonds/peanuts thing, and if it works! I would love an excuse to eat more nuts...

borntocry on 03/24/2007:
P.S. I read your diary every time, you know! Just don't always comment unless I have something to say...

WorkingIt2 on 03/24/2007:
My sympathies to your family, may his father rest in peace.

You did a great job and the grapefruit oil thing sounds pretty interesting. Phyllis Diller was a funny and talented lady!

smiley2 on 03/25/2007:
Im sorry to hear about your husbands father. I also sometimes eat when left alone..in a way im coping with my loneliness by filling my tummy to the brim. When im full, that loneliness doesnt seem that bad anymore. Sometimes it even happens when my husband goes to work, silly i know. Maybe its the same for you.

hollybelle on 03/25/2007:
Interesting thought about the grapefruit smell stuff. I use a body cream that is grapefruit and some kind of mint - sounds yucky, but smells really good. I will try to notice if I am less hungry on days I use it!

Condolences on the loss of your father-in-law.

Sounds like you are "rearing" to go on the exercise front - got it it, girl! Please let us know how you like the Dr. Oz book. I am considering buying it, but I want to know someone thinks it has sound advice, etc.

Soon2BThin - Friday Mar 23, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 164.4

Happy Friday!! I hope you're all doing well. I've had one pretty good day and one not so good. Wednesday I ate really well but no exercise, had 21 points. Yesterday I ate more than I should have and didn't count the points. I only bowled 2 games with my new ball and should have only bowled one. All afternoon my neck and shoulder were hurting but it seems to feel better this morning. The new ball really doesn't feel that much lighter than the old one, I should have gone with a lighter one, I guess. After all, how much difference can 2 pounds make, DUH!! So I plan on trying one of the bowling alley's balls, 12 pounder, for awhile until my neck and shoulder are all recovered. We'll be bowling with Sis and BIL on Sunday mornings now since they got their off days changed. That should be fun. Although, I may not bowl this Sunday or maybe just one game. We'll see.

Okay, we've been having quite a bit of rain here the last couple of days, almost all night last night. The desert sure did need it though. The sun is trying to peek out right now but probably won't last. So, I have 3 days until weigh-in so I will be good. I have an acupuncture appointment for just my neck at 11am and this afternoon will definitely exercise. I've been having a headache every day this week, must be the allergies, they say pollen is bad right now. But maybe the exercise will help. Anyway, that's all here. Time for brekky. Talk to you later.

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

WorkingIt2 on 03/23/2007:
Sorry that you are still having trouble with your neck and shoulder, happy to read that it feels better today =) I'm not so sure that it is the weight of the ball so much as it is the force and pressure that is exerted by the movement itself..I thought that when I hurt my back that I could at least run..no weights...nope, it still hurt LOL very frustrating! Hope you continue to feel better and have a great day today!

jon'smom on 03/23/2007:
I hope the acupuncture works. Good work with keeping up with the exercise!!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Mar 21, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 164.4

Good morning! The DH is back and all will get back to normal now. Although we got a call early this morning and his sis says that his dad had another stroke during the night, his one side is paralyzed now and his breathing is not good. She is a nurse so she is taking care of him with the advice of hospice. She already had oxygen at the house for their mother so she's using that for the father. Also has morphine for him to keep him comfortable. DH may need to go back later if he passes, he's not sure. He said when he said good-bye for the last time last night, his dad said "I want to go too". It's so sad.

Anyway, I will be counting points today and doing well again. Maybe some exercise later, it's cooler here today and cloudy with maybe some rain. We sure need it. We've only had .75 inches this year, the normal is 2. something or other so we're definitely low. But back to the exercise---I've already showered this morning and washed my hair so I don't want to go sweating on it, ya know? I have bowling in the morning tomorrow and I don't want to have to do my hair again, heh. I know, not an excuse but we'll see what happens. I sure do need some exercise though. Haven't gotten on the scale this morning, I just couldn't face it, I know it will be bad. So not until Monday morning. Acupuncture guy said I could try some bowling this week and if I get too sore, I will have to take some more time off. I'll just take it easy and I will have a lighter ball. I'll let you know what happens.

Okay, thanks for all the nice comments, no one really gave me that kick in the butt I needed, you're all too sweet. Hey, that's why I've been a member here for 7 years now (April). I'm going to work harder now and get that weight off. Soonie's back! Take care and have a great day! And, Maria, I'm thinking of you and praying you will recover and come back to us. Love you, girl! {{HUG}}

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

greengirl on 03/21/2007:
Oh dear. I'm no good at kicking butt (unless it is my husbands)!!!! I'm sure your bowling will provide a great workout. I'm very sorry to hear about your father-in-law and am thinking of you and your husbands family. Take care !

sharklover on 03/21/2007:
I know what you mean about not wanting to exercise after you've showered for the day. I only shower after I go to the gym every day. If I wake up and take a shower immediately it means I'm not going to the gym. I HAVE to shower after my exercise, and I hate showering twice in one day. It just seems silly.

WorkingIt2 on 03/21/2007:
So sorry to hear about your father-in-law..that is so very sad :(

Good luck with the accupuncturist and getting back to full steam ahead!

Soon2BThin - Monday Mar 19, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 164.4

Okay, that's the damage that has been done this past week! Weight's up a lot! Not good! Do you see a pattern here? I go up a lot, go down some, go up a lot--I think if I keep on this way, I will be right back where I started at the beginning of this year. And I refuse to let that happen! This is just a small set-back and I plan on getting back to counting calories and exercising--well, maybe not today (why am I saying that??) I'm just not ready yet. Maybe tomorrow, I've already messed up today. I know, you're all saying, well, start NOW!! But I'm thinking of KFC for lunch *sigh*. I need to take my Mom for her colonoscopy at noon, then wait around for her to be finished and recover, then take her home. So I'm figuring by then it will be the middle of the afternoon and I will be hungry. Don't waste your time, trying to convince me otherwise, I'm probably going to do it anyway. I'm hopeless! Now I know I've lost you all, you're giving up on me. My "vacation" is almost over and I'm doing what I want as long as I can. What a mental case! Why is it, I want to lose weight so bad but sabotage myself?? I'm figuring it's only 2 more days so I'm doing it. I welcome all comments you may have, good or bad, let me have it straight! Nothing will offend me, okay? Maybe I need some unbiased insight. Bring it on! You all certainly have the experience and knowledge, who better to tell me what you think? I'll love you all anyway.

Okay, have a great day! I'm going now cause I'm having a hot flash and this laptop is so warming my lap, lol. And it's already hot here today--10am and it's already almost 80 degrees! See ya later!

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

borntocry on 03/19/2007:
Once you take a "hiatus" it's really hard to get back on track. No-one wants to go from being able to enjoy one's favourite foods whenever one likes to the horrible old routine of guilt and semi-starvation. It's the same for me - I do so well for a while and it doesn't even seem all that hard but then I take a couple of days off and I just can't get back on track - I want to prolong the "holiday" for as long as possible.

As far as I can see, it's kind of inevitable - I mean much as we may brag about how good we feel when we're eating healthy and so forth, no-one really enjoys or looks forward to dieting, otherwise we'd all be rail thin, right? What I'm trying to do these days is just limit the damage as much as possible on my days off, so that when I do force myself to get back on track, I'm only 2 lb up and not 12. Also, it's harder to get back on track after a period of total freedom than it is if you've restrained yourself at least a little bit. So for instance, go to KFC for lunch but then don't give yourself permission to spend the rest of the day gorging yourself.

liza36 on 03/19/2007:
I do the exact same thing - sabbatoge myself. I can't figure out why I do it, but would love the cycle to stop. BTC has some good points, ones that I will take to heart myself and try to minimize the damage.

greengirl on 03/19/2007:
Dont worry too much Soonie! When you are ready, you will do it again. I'm with you with the hot flashes but at least it is freezing here. It was 33 degrees farenheit this morning. Thats 0 degrees centigrade!!!!Its not helping the hot flashes tho'

WorkingIt2 on 03/19/2007:
Just don't allow it to depress you and sink you back into that unhappy place that you worked SO HARD to get out of! Just learn from what you did, didn't do, don't look back, and keep moving forward!

sharklover on 03/19/2007:
Keep that attitude you had at the start of this entry! You refuse to let your weight go back to where you started! Maybe gradually put in some extra effort each day. Like park far away for an extra bit of walk, or say no to just one tempting but bad for you food. Then maybe it wont seem like such a big thing anymore.

I know you can do it! and really all that matters is that you are still thinking about it, wanting it, concerned about it, and trying for it! That's where you need to be.

Soon2BThin - Sunday Mar 18, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.0

Good morning! Here it is, Sunday already! And the day before my weighin. And, no surprise, I'm sure the weight will be up tomorrow. I've been eating terribly and absolutely no exercise all this week. So much for taking advantage of all the extra time alone to eat well and lots of exercise. And I'm sure none of you are surprised. It's just typical Soonie behavior. But I don't regret any of it right now. I'm enjoying myself. I'll just have to work harder after this. The DH will be back early Wednesday morning, then my "vacation" ends, lol. Back to the grind and back on the wagon. Just a slight setback. It will be 4 weeks without bowling as of Tuesday. I'm chomping at the bit to get back to it. There doesn't seem to be any improvement in my shoulder yet though. I go back for another treatment on Tuesday. I think it's taking so long because I've had the problem for so many years. If I'd had these treatments at the beginning, it would probably be better by now. BTW, acupuncture guy is doing great with his sprained ankle. He is able to wear regular shoes now and barely has a limp. And it's only been 2 weeks. Anyway, I will discuss with him Tuesday my starting back to bowling. I can't wait to try out the new ball. In fact, I'm watching bowling on TV right now, lol. Also using my "new" laptop. #3 son put in the part on Friday night so I can use the wireless internet. Awesome!

Well, I'm sure you're all disappointed in me this week. I had McD's for brekky this morning and have had KFC a couple times this week. Lots of junky desserts. Not enough water. And my body feels the effects. I think it will be happy to get back down to the business of exercising and losing weight. Just when that happens I don't know. For sure by Wednesday though. After all this debauchery, I know it won't be easy. The weather here is great though lately, upper 80's and sunshine. It looks beautiful out there this morning! Plans for today will be to finally finish cleaning out my closet and my bedroom and bathroom. I need to go through my clothes and take a bunch to the second-hand stores to see if I can get some money for some of them. I also have so many shoes that I don't wear any more to get rid of. I've been such a slug!

Okay, I'm going to go do some reading of the entries here now. I hope you're all doing well. Take care and I'll be checking in tomorrow for the big weighin.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

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