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Soon2BThin - Sunday Jan 14, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 165.4

Challenge Points for Day 13, Jan. 13: 4

1 hour of exercise (40 minutes treadmill, 20 minutes bike): 2 points

96 oz. of water: 2 points

Only one veggie serving and one fruit: 0 points

I have no idea how many calories, the half chicken chimmechanga and chips and salsa, plus that leftover candy bar from last Saturday (yep, I ate that too) put me over the calorie limit for sure! BTW, DH and I split the chimme so nothing was wasted. Also had the rice with it so it was a nice meal. But I think all the sodium made me gain the 1.4 pounds that showed up on the scale this morning, even though I drank lots of water with it! I gain so easily!! So we all met the niece's boyfriend and he seems like a really nice guy. She is only 22 so we all worry about her. She will be moving to L.A. to live with him now.

Okay, so today will be back on the wagon, so to speak. I really don't feel like it but the alternative is doom! I have to ask myself, do I want to put on more weight or lose some more? That sums it up right there! Of course, my answer is no, I don't want to gain more weight back, I want to LOSE it!! I always feel so good after my workout and having a good day of eating right. I just have to remember that! And then the rest will happen.

Well, so far I slept in again but plan on doing the exercise sometime after brekky. I can't resist that cuddle time with the DH in the morning, lol. So here I am, time for the brekky, watch some of my taped shows from the last week for awhile and then onto the treadmill. That's the plan and I'm sticking to it!! So how's your Sunday going so far? Oh, almost forgot, no bowling this morning, I have a sore thumb, must stop chewing my nails and cuticles or I pay. My nail is down to the quick and the corner of it is very sore and swollen. I get this often if I chew that area there. I know, gross! Sorry! Bad Soonie! Okay, I'm going now, time to start my day. It's sunny here but very cold this morning, it was 27 degrees at 8am, it's 9:10am now. Anyways....I'm going now, for sure this time. Have a good one! Weigh Day for Soonie tomorrow! BTC, come back, we miss you, I hope all is well with you!

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

borntocry on 01/14/2007:
Hi, dear! I am back! Thanks for asking about me - that's so sweet of you! I was still lurking around but not posting as I thought you could all use a break from my incessant complaining, haha!

It all gets so monotonous sometimes, all this constant dieting and working out, just to lose the same few pounds again and again and again! You know what I'm talking about! But like you said, much as we may hate it, the alternative is even worse, so there's just no way around it.

WorkingIt on 01/14/2007:
Way to bounce back after an off day!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jan 13, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 165.4

Challenge Points for Day 12, Jan. 12: 8

1344 calories (just under my 1400): 2 points

80 oz. of water: 2 points

2 veggies, 2 fruits: 2 points

1 hour on the treadmill: 2 points

Good Saturday morning, everyone! I'm doing well. It was sleep-in morning in my house this morning so I will exercise later. I'm going to try to keep the calories low all day since we are all going to Macayo's for dinner and I WILL have just half a chicken chimmechanga and I WILL control myself with the chips and salsa, theirs is so good! No margheritas, just water. So I should be fine. Also if I do lots of exercise, that will help keep those pounds off too.

Yesterday, after watching Regis and Kelley and The View all morning, it was 11am and I was sleepy, the house was quiet (DH was out) and I decided to forego cleaning out that closet and take a nap. So I curled up under my electric throw blanket and almost dozed off but not quite. My mind just kept running on and on so, finally, after 40 minutes, I got up again. I ate lunch while watching my soap, then got busy vacuuming the floors and mopping the kitchen. Also did some laundry. So that was pretty much my day. Didn't go out anywhere but got some much needed work done.

Okay, that's it, I'm done! I hope you all have a great Saturday. Keep busy and stay strong, we CAN do this! See ya's!

P.S. (This added later) Can anyone tell me what's happened to BTC?? I miss that girl!! I hope she's okay!

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

maria777 on 01/13/2007:
Hey, Soonie!!! Looks like you're having a fun Saturday!!! That chicken chimmechanga sounds yummy!!! Have a good day!!! Big Smile!

Moody on 01/13/2007:
Great plan for eating light so you can enjoy yourself tonight!!!

I miss BTC too..I've wondered where she is..

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2007:
take your leftovers home...so you can have the other halves at another time and not be upset for throwing them out...you can always have them put your other halves in a doggie bag right when the meal comes, if you are nervous you will eat them!

WorkingIt2 on 01/13/2007:
Great job getting in your housework and the rest of everything! You've been doing fantastic! Not sure where BTC is, maybe she just feels like reading us for a little while and not in the mood to post anything? I know we are all asking after her!

Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 12, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 165.4

Challenge Points for Day 11, Jan. 11: 8

Woohoo! Another great day! We did go out to Mimi's Cafe for lunch after bowling, just the DH and I, and split the cobb salad (no avacado or bleu cheese for my half) with FF sweet and sour french dressing. I let him eat all the huge muffin that came with it, okay, I had a little nibble. I just love their salads, so fresh and chopped very small. Yum! In fact I saved about 1/3 of mine and ate it later. So did the DH. I thought he was sick or something, he usually eats all of his and finishes mine too. But he had eaten that big muffin and 4 cookies while we were bowling (someone always brings a snack, my turn next week, but I don't eat any of it) so I guess he wasn't his usual hungry self. And he is trying to cut down too. That helps me a lot.

So I had 1212 calories: 2 points 96 oz. of water: 2 points 3 veggies, 1 fruit: 2 points and bowling and 20 minutes treadmill, 10 minutes bike, 20 minutes treadmill, 10 minutes bike for my afternoon exercise! It was a tad easier breaking it up this way. So far today, I've done an hour on the treadmill and I will try to do some bike later on. It was a lot easier doing the treadmill in the morning but still wiped me out after that hour! Then did my stretches and 15 squats. I hold on to my treadmill when I do the squats since I'm just starting out. It helps me get better form I think. When they get easy and I work my way up to doing more, I will start doing them without holding on. Of course my right knee talks to me the whole time, lol!

Okay, that's it from Soonieland. Now I have the whole day ahead of me. My goal is to finally tear into that closet of mine and clean and organize it. Wish me luck. What I will do with all the crap that covers the floor of it I don't know, maybe fill a bag for the Goodwill. Something's gotta give, I've run out of room to store things, heh. Hey, that's it, maybe I should open my own store, lmso! Well, you all have a terrific day, I plan to. Remember, sweat is our friend!

Here's a funny quote from a little kiddie: Tammy (age 4) was with her mother when they met an older, rather wrinkled woman her mom knew. Tammy looked at her for awhile and then asked " Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 01/12/2007:
Kids- they say the funniest things-tee-hee. I'll bet the lady was thrilled - hopefully she had a sense of humor.

Anyway - I was reading your diary about the squats hurting your knees - have you ever done the wall squats? They might be easier on your knees and still work all the places you want them to. You stand with back against the wall and work your way down to squatting position that is challenging, but comfortable and hold it making sure that your feet are flat on the floor RIGHT under your knees, your abs are tight (but breathe), your bottom is even with your knees OR ABOVE THEM at first - but never below them. You hold for a few seconds and then come up and do it again gradually working up to more time. You kind of look like you are sitting in an invisible chair. You may not like this, but since there is a minimum of up and down motion it is much easier on the knees while still offering excellent resistance. Just an idea. Good going on all you did yesterday! 8 Points - Geez!

smiley2 on 01/12/2007:
Lol funny quote. Oh i use to love Mimi's cafe!!!! You make me miss Arizona and Cali real bad...in a good way :) Hope you have a great weekend! Keep up your hard work!

greengirl on 01/12/2007:
You are doing great on the challenge Soonie!! Well done. They say the truth comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings!! They can be so funny!!!

maria777 on 01/12/2007:
You know, I was thinking about cleaning out one of our closets today...but I didn't....I guess you sort of have to be in the mood to do that! Good for you on your progress and the bowling sure sounds like a lot of fun!!!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jan 11, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 165.4

Challenge Points for Day 10, Jan. 10: 8

Helleeeeewww! How are you all doing this fine morning?! I'm great because I'm going bowling with the gang! My favorite thing! We always have such fun even if we don't bowl well, lol. My back feels pretty good this morning so I'm thankful for that.

I made all my challenge points again yesterday: 1254 calories (under 1400), 88 oz. of water (that seems to be the norm for me, most days), 2 veggies, 3 fruits, and 2 miles of walking on the treadmill. Okay, it took me 39 minutes to do it, I don't seem to be an afternoon exerciser. I can usually do better in the morning. I was doing an hour in the mornings but somehow got away from that. Need to get up early and try harder.

So I didn't do much yesterday, slept in til 7:30am, talked to my Sis on the phone, then talked to my #2 son for over an hour on the phone, watched Regis and Kelley and The View, then went out to the library and the grocery store. Exercised in the afternoon, showered, doodled on the computer, made dinner and watched more TV. Read my book for about an hour in bed then that was it. We didn't get much rain here yesterday like we'd thought we would but it stayed cloudy all day, warm though. Today is starting out gloomy and the temps will stay in the 60's.

Have any of you checked out Dr. Oz's new book "You, on a Diet"? I love that Dr. Oz! I have it reserved at the library so I'm waiting on it. He does have some things on Oprah's website though you can check out. He says "throw the scale out and just measure your waist". I'm glad I measured at the first of the month. He also has some good exercises to do. He says you should walk for 30 minutes EVERY day besides doing other exercises a few times a week. And you shouldn't starve yourself. I seem to be doing okay with the staying below 1400 calories everyday. As long as I eat lots of the veggies and fruits, it's not too difficult.

Okay, get out there and have a wonderful day!! I'll be thinking of you all. Maybe after bowling, the DH and I will go out for lunch, but don't worry, I'll be good. We have dinner with the family on Saturday night at Macayo's (Mexican food, yum!) so I'm planning ahead for that. I will keep my calories in check and then I can indulge in half a chicken chimmechanga and some chips and salsa that night, no margherita, lol! My niece is moving to L.A. to live with her boyfriend so this is a good-bye thing and we also get to meet the guy for the first time. Should be fun. Alrighty, then, time to go get brekky then we're off to the bowling alley. Think of me having so much fun cause I will be! Take care of yourselves, stay strong. I'll see ya's tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2007:
you are doing great...great job staying below 1400...that's majorly difficult for me!

WorkingIt2 on 01/11/2007:
Great job! I made a note on my journal that I am keeping a spreadsheet of the points, so yep keepin track! lol Glad to read that your back is feeling better! I am going to have to check out that book, I've seen so many folks comment on it. They don't have it at my libary so I'll have to take a trip to Borders. Have a great day!!

sandrella on 01/11/2007:
I have that book! I'm not all the way through it yet, but it's very interesting. :)

greengirl on 01/11/2007:
Wow another great day for you. I am struggling to get my exercise in unless I can do it in the morning which is difficult in the working week. I feel 100% better doing it in the morning. Keep up the good work:)

hollybelle on 01/11/2007:
Gee you are doing wonderfully! 88 oz of water! I think I would float away. I think I'm doing good with 48 the one day I did do it! Keep it up, girl!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jan 10, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 165.4

Challenge Points for Day 9, Jan. 9: 4

2 points for 56 oz. of water and 2 points for 4 vegs and fruits. I didn't do too badly with the calories, I don't think, but don't have any idea how many I had. And, as I said yesterday afternoon, no exercise. My back feels about 95% better but the lower back started hurting this morning. I sat with heat on it while I watched Regis and Kelley and The View and I think that helped. So I ate a big brekky this morning: LS instant oatmeal, 2 dry toast, one with SF jelly and one with an egg fried in Pam, and green tea with honey/ 345 calories. And later I went to the library to return some books and stopped at the grocery store for some of those little carrots, some fresh broccoli and some green onions for my lunch salad. Didn't use the broccoli in the salad (I already had Romaine, shredded carrots and grape tomatoes for it also), added a hard-boiled egg and topped it off with FF Honey Dijon/ 190 calories. Well, then I ate a serving of baked Lay's for another 110 calories while drinking a Coca Cola Zero and watching my taped soap. Oh, and BTW, that huge breakfast kept me sane in the grocery and not hungry until I ate lunch at 1:30. So far, a good day. Oh, and I've had almost 48 oz. of water and just finished 2 miles on the treadmill. Hey, does anyone else notice that it's harder to exercise in the afternoon than in the morning? Whew, my legs were killing me and I could barely work it up to 3.4mph for one song! I force myself to start out very slow, at 2.6 and 2.8mph for the first 5 minutes, to keep that chest tightness and pain away and that is working but what's with the legs?? I usually don't have this problem. But anyway, I made it through.

I'm late here again today because I had some internet trouble this morning but I'm here now, thank goodness. I need my DD fix everyday! So busy and feeling crummy yesterday that I didn't get a chance to read entries. I went to bed at 8:30 and slept in this morning until 7:30!! Guess I needed the sleep. I felt so weird last night, so exhausted and almost dizzy at times, and with the muscle pull, I babyed myself, read in bed for an hour on the heating pad and called it a night. I couldn't even drag myself out to the hot tub even though it probably would have helped my back pain. But I think I'm going to try it tonight, although, it will probably be raining and cold (it's under the patio roof anyway). It's cloudy right now, looks like snow but that it's up to 67 degrees so---no snow here, lol. Just that gray sky. But supposed to get colder over the weekend, only up to the 50's in the daytime, poor us. The temps are just up and down here lately.

Okay, bowling with the gang tomorrow and the DH. I hope my back stays as good as it feels right now. The treadmill work didn't seem to bother it anyway. But I didn't do my ab crunches (did I mention I've been doing 50 ab crunches almost everyday? along with my stretches and up to 14 squats now) I didn't want to irritate my back with the crunches today. Okay, it's 4pm and I'm going to go take a shower. Forgot to mention to Biscottibody--I got that book you mentioned to me from the library--"Worst Pills, Best Pills" but still haven't cracked it open yet. Right now I'm reading "Honeymoon" by James Patterson, love his books, this one I bought at the Goodwill store and didn't know until later that it was large print, it makes me able to read faster, heh. So I hope to get to that other one soon. Anyways.... enough rambling here. Hope you're all doing great! I will try to get here later to read and comment. Soonie--out!

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

WorkingIt2 on 01/10/2007:
Congrats on having great days in spite of your injury! Your injury sounds like mine. I know how much that hurts! I hope you get better quickly and quicker than I did!! =) Oh and how did I miss your weight loss? CONGRATS!!

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jan 09, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 165.4

Challenge Points for Day 8, Jan. 8: 8

Hey, look at all the eights, heh! Well, still doing well as of yesterday. I'm late today, it's almost 6pm already, where has the day gone. Okay, yesterday's stats: 2 points for calories: 1275 2 points for water: 88 oz. 2 points for veggies and fruits: 2 of each 2 points for more than 10 minutes of exercise: 70 minutes of bowling with strangers and 2 miles on the treadmill in the afternoon. So another good day. Okay, on with today.....

The bad news: no exercise, 40 oz. of water so far (I'm sure I'll get at least the 48 oz. before bed) no idea how many calories (went to a "tea" with the Red Hat Ladies and I tried to be good but no idea how many calories were in the little I did eat) and no veggies or fruits so far and only dinner to go yet so must work on that in one meal. I only ate 2 little "finger" sandwiches (and they were no bigger than my finger, believe me) some fruit salad (hey, I did have one fruit then, I forgot that) and some kind of fruit bar/cakey thingy with one cup of tea at the "tea" around noon. Then when I was driving home around 3pm (those ladies sure can yak) I felt like turning in to every fast-food drive-thru all the way home to pick up some junk food, I was so hungry by then. But I resisted and made it home to eat a huge chicken sandwich and some baked Lay's. Also ate that Reese's peanut butter egg that was hiding in my room since Saturday and a Special K Protein bar. So I know I blew that calorie count for today. Oh, well. And I just didn't feel like doing any exercise, I'm tired and I pulled a muscle yesterday lifting my 16 lb. bowling ball and bag and shoes to put it in our locker at the bowling alley, it's up about as high as my head so very hard to do. Won't do that again. It's right below my right shoulder blade and just got worse as the day wore on. So I opted out on the exercise. I'm babying myself, lol. Anyway, I'll update today's points in tomorrow's entry.

Oh, I had fun bowling yesterday. All the people I bowled with were so nice and the one lady was glad to see me there as she was the only female in this group. I bowled pretty good but didn't win anything this time because I didn't have a handicap established yet. So maybe next week. Anyway I'll have a handicap to add onto my scores then. They will base it on my scores from this week. So I'm looking forward to next week. I hope I will be able to bowl by then.

Okay, hope you're all doing great! Haven't had time to read here the last couple of days. Keep up the good work. And have a great Wednesday!

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

maria777 on 01/09/2007:
Looks like you had a good time at the Red Hat Ladie's outing!

Hope you get to feeling better...maybe you can get a lower locker?

Take care! Big Smile!!!

sasyredneckgirl on 01/09/2007:
Soons like you had a good day today :) its always fun to get out a socalize :)

Soon2BThin - Monday Jan 08, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 165.4

Challenge Points for Day 7, Jan. 7: 8

Soonie's back! Let's see....I had 2 hours of bowling and 2 miles on the treadmill: 2 points 1286 calories: 2 points 72 oz. of water: 2 points 2 veggies and 2 fruits: 2 points Perfect day. I had to do this to make up for Saturday's debacle, lol. So I'm happy once again. And the weight shows the good work, thank goodness. I know it won't be this easy to lose the weight after this first week, but I'm ready for it, bring it on!

I'm going bowling by myself this morning. They have a thing called "9 pin no-tap" where for every 9 pin count you get, it counts as a strike. Of course strikes count as strikes and the other counts are whatever you get. Hard to explain but you get the drift. I expect to have some very high scores, I had a lot of 9's yesterday, go in thinking positive, right?! Well, anyway, it's the first week for me and I won't know anyone there so a little uncomfortable for me but I will do my best. I'll let you know the results tomorrow. They bowl for cash too so maybe I'll win some, that would be great! It should be fun anyway.

Okay, gotta go get brekky before I leave here. It's 8am, they start at 9. It's going up to about 75 degrees today and sunny so a very nice day to be out. It's only about 40 degrees right now, a little nippy. So you all have a great day. Remember, stay strong and learn from the mistakes. No one is perfect. Have a good one!

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 01/08/2007:
I read your entry from yesterday and WOW what a difference between yesterday and today! One little day in the dumps and back to a great day..that is wonderful! The depression might also have something to do with your sugar. I've noticed that dad has those days where he is very negative and I can clearly tell that he doesn't want to be and it breaks my heart. And then he'll be ok the next day when everything regulates again. Plus, it isn't unusual for people who have been diagnosed with an illness to also suffer mild depression. In fact, after dad's heart attack he had a major depression for a good length of time. All so very normal and it is great to see that you are feeling better today! ****HUG**** have fun with your bowling!

hollybelle on 01/08/2007:
I love to bowl and was thinking if family can't go I would go tonight if it rained for exercise. But weather has cleared and I will probably walk. Too bad we don't live closer or we could go bowling together! If you even think you might win money you must be pretty good. I am not. I just like it. I think I could be better with practice, though. Anyway - so glad you feeling chipper today. Hang tough!

greengirl on 01/08/2007:
great to see you back to yourself Soonie. What a good day. Well done!!!

Moody on 01/08/2007:
Woohoo For Soonie!!! Fabulous day!!!

Soon2BThin - Sunday Jan 07, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 171.0

Challenge Points for Day 6, Jan. 6: 2

Well, not a good day yesterday for Soonie! I had a total meltdown. Why do I let that happen?? It all has to do with the DH and what he does. Why do I let that affect me? I think it was a bit of the depression and I still felt some effects this morning, just wanting to cry and stay home where no one could see me, you know, that kind of thing. I was really down on myself. Yesterday he left for lunch out with BIL and BIL's parents. Well, I knew beforehand that this was happening and it didn't really bother me. BIL is the one with the brain tumor and DH spends a lot of time with him. He's not allowed to drive so depends on someone else to get him around. I feel terrible for letting this bother me!! Really, it doesn't, I just think I was down anyway and, then knowing I would be spending the day alone again, I let it get to me. A moment of weakness, I guess. Then this morning, I just felt bad about myself, partly for what I did yesterday, you know, the old "what a failure I am" kind of thing. So I just wanted to stay home and cry, heh. Well, anyway, when DH left yesterday, I got in the car and headed out to McD's and bought 2 hamburgers and a large fries. But first I went to Walgreen's and bought 2 peanut butter eggs and 2 candy bars!! Well, at least one peanut butter egg and one candy bar are still left but I did finish off the WW muffins, there were 2 of them. Sorry if this is making you all hungry right now. But there it is. No exercise, I just watched TV all day. Kind of like a belligerent kid, right? Of course, now I regret it. Signs of the same old Soonie! But I'm back today. We went bowling this morning (see, he is a GOOD guy!) and bowled for 2 hours. First we bowled 5 games and then he quit and there was still 15 minutes left on our time, so I kept bowling (a bowling freak!) and ended up bowling 14 more frames by myself. And not too shabby either. So that's all the exercise I've had so far. May do some walking on treadmill later. Right now I'm watching "Proof" and I need to go get some laundry from the dryer. Beep, beep. It's calling. Of course, I'm alone again. DH is helping a neighbor with a new microwave (built-in, so hard to handle by yourself) but I'm fine with that. I'm still planning on bowling tomorrow morning with a group that bowls for prize money so that should be fun. I did it once before and didn't do so well but I'm smokin' now with all the practice I've been getting, lmso! No, I'm just doing it for fun and if I do well, that would just be a bonus. Oh, I forgot to mention, the only 2 points I earned was from the 80 oz. of water I drank yesterday. I'm a water freak also, lol. And the scale said I gained 2 1/2 pounds since yesterday morning!! Tomorrow is weigh day so I'm hard at work trying to get that back off.

Okay, that's it from Soonieland! Hope your days are going better than mine. I'll see you all tomorrow. Beep, beep. Buh-bye!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 31 lbs to go!

greengirl on 01/07/2007:
Hey Soonie, we all have down days like that. All we can do is pick ourselves back up and get back on the horse asap. Good luck with the rest of the week!! If its any consolation Ive had a bit of a binge myself today!!

hollybelle on 01/07/2007:
Hey - I have had days like that - tell you what I did one day during the holidays - I ate wonderfully all day resistingi candy, cookie, cake, and the like was getting ready to go to bed (bed for goodness sake - had made it thought the entire blessed day) and just had a breakdown and are 3-4 burbon ball candies - large home-made ones! Go figure that! Tomorrow is always another day and another chance for success. I am beginning to think of it as each HOUR is another chance so that is even more encouraging. Hang in there. At least you got 2 points on your "bad" day. Could have got none! And - if you gained really fast - it will come off really fast. Happy New Year!

Moody on 01/07/2007:
Awww Soonie..we've all been there for whatever reasons. The good thing is you picked yourself up today and got back on track..THATS what's important.

monet0239 on 01/07/2007:
hey lady.. :).. is there any reason you couldnt have gone with them? or was this a guys day out kinda thing? maybe next time you plan to do sumpin with just the girls? SIL maybe?.. if you all get along?? that way yu dont feel so blue hun.. :(.. if we lived closer we could ahve went shoppin or sumpin.. I would even go bowling with ya.. hehe.. that woudl be fun.. you'de be sure to win..lol..

have a great Monday.. love yaaa

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jan 06, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 171.0

Challenge Points for Day 5, Jan. 5: 8

Okay, 1387 calories yesterday. It was a struggle, especially since I ate one of those WW muffins, berries and cream, yum, 200 calories!! I'll try not to buy those again. Had 2 fruits and 2 veggies, 88 oz. of water and the hour of walking on my treadmill. Then I went out at 11am for some errands, walked around Super WalMart, the Outlet Mall (one end to the other and back) and then went to the grocery for a couple of things. Well, actually, I fell for the 6 LC dinners for $10 and you get a half-gallon of ice cream for free! Well, the ice cream was that slow-churned brand with half the fat, so I couldn't pass that up. I bought 3 pizzas and 3 spaghetti and meatballs. Those are about the only ones I like. Yum! But 350 calories for the pizza and 250 for the spaghettis. Ooh, I'm making myself hungry! I haven't had brekky yet and no exercise. I slept in a little and will do some exercise later. My priority for today is to give my house a little much needed attention. It's a mess! So that should keep me busy.

My gratitude of the day goes to---watching TV with the DH. He watched my shows last night instead of me going to my room and watching them. He did flip over to the Croc Hunter some while my show was on, but I didn't mind, it was good. Love the Croc Hunter, too bad we lost a great guy. He was actually laying on the beach on Antarctica with some huge seals. He is so funny!

Okay, I've been keeping up with you all, reading all the entries, but where's Brian's girl?? And CharlieAngel? And some other regulars too, my mind is blank right now, as it tends to do anymore. Anyway, you all have a great Saturday. See ya tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 31 lbs to go!

Moody on 01/06/2007:
You are doing so incredibly well!!! I am really happy for you!!!

I hope that you and hubby have a nice day together. You know I can't watch the Crocodile Hunter yet..it still makes me too sad. You are right, we lost a great guy..

I don't know where Charlie is..she was going to visit family for Christmas last I heard..and Briansgirl was busy with Brian..but wasn't he staying thru December? I can't remember..Hopefully they will pop up soon..

And I am missing BTC!!

WorkingIt2 on 01/06/2007:
Great job! Looks like you got some great deals on some quick eats! I was asking about BriansGirl the other day...maybe she's just a little blue if Brian left and had to go back?

Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2007:
Nice job on the food!!!! Have a lovely day! Yeah, i was wondering about BTC and Runner!

Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 05, 2007
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 171.0

Challenge Points for Day 4, Jan 4: 8

2 points for more than 10 minutes of exercise (I didn't know if I could count 3 games of bowling with the gang as exercise so I did 35 minutes on the treadmill in the afternoon)

2 points for staying under my calorie limit (1367, we had lunch out again, not easy)

2 points for at least 3 veggies and fruits (2 veggies, 2 fruits)

2 points for at least 6-8 oz. glasses of water (80 oz. of water)

Well, here we are already into day 5 of the challenge. Feels like a month, right? lmso! So far, so good! I know it won't always be this easy, the tough days are just ahead. I start to lose my get-up-and-go, ya know. But if I'm prepared, I think I will handle it. As they say "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" I'm tired of the tiredness, the aches and pains, the fat and all the drugs I take. I'm much too young to feel this damn old! So soon I will be off the Nexium and the Vytorin. I've cut back gradually on them (I've done this before) and soon they will be gone. Yesterday afternoon I had another episode of low blood sugar (after 35 minutes of walking, I checked it and it was 66!) so maybe I don't need the diabetes meds either but wouldn't you know, I just bought a 90 day refill! 288 bucks!! So I won't discontinue that one yet unless I start having even more problems with the low blood sugar. Back when my weight was down about 150, I didn't even need any drugs for the diabetes. So I know it can be done. I think the next drug I'm going to work on will be one of the blood pressure meds (I take 3!!) That one I will have to be very careful with and talk to my doc about. Anyways, if I had all the money I've spent on meds over the years, I'd be a very rich lady!

Hey, while I was walking this morning I saw a van go by that said "Chimney Cricket" on the side, thought that was funny. Heh. Well, maybe you had to be there. I've been forgetting my gratitude thing of the day since I did the first one days ago, so yesterday's gratitude of the day was: I bowled a 201 the first game and beat all the guys!! And there's a couple that are really good bowlers too. Yay me! But after that it was all downhill, lol. We ate lunch with another couple at Jason's Deli, not my choice but they like it, the sandwiches are huge, so DH and I split a sandwich and had baked Lay's with it. The menu said the calories for the whole sandwich were 507 and that was their lightest sandwich! But it was filling. And I passed on the free ice cream while everyone else was chowing down on it. So not too bad for me! Go, Soonie!

Okay, I just finished an hour on my treadmill, no speed records, just 3.10 miles in the hour including my warmup and cooldown. I'll work on that gradually. Time for my shower now, got errands to run later. Hey, do any of you know anything about apple-cider vinegar? I thought about trying it. It's good for all kinds of things, I've read. Anyways, you all have a great day. Stay strong and remember, sweat is our friend, lol. And liza36, just eat them instead of other things, that's all I can tell you. They're good for you, lol.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 31 lbs to go!

liza36 on 01/05/2007:
You did great on your points. Your goal of getting off medication is a great one. I started high blood pressure medicine almost a year ago, and at the time was devasted that at my age (37) I was on any type of medication. One of my major goals too is to eventually get off the medicine. I need to remember that everytime I want to put something unhealthy in my mouth.

Thanks for the advice too. Much appreciated! Keep up the great work you're doing.

WorkingIt on 01/05/2007:
Wooo Hooo on beating the guys! YAY! LOL Honestly, your messages are so inspirational and motivating..it is great to see you focused on getting better and getting control of your diabetes! You should start a diabetes group for weight loss and exercise! So many diabetics sit down and give up, thinking they aren't going to be able to change it anyway...honestly, you would be a great volunteer mentor!

maria777 on 01/05/2007:
Congratulations to you on your work!!! Looks like you're doing fantastic!!! Big Smile!

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