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Soon2BThin - Friday Jul 21, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.0

Challenge Points for Thursday, Day 4: 5

Good Friday morning!! Another good day yesterday. (1)at least 64 oz. of water: check (2)eat within my WW points: check (21) (3)eat at least 3 veggie servings and 2 fruit servings: check (3 veggies and 2 fruits) (4)do some kind of exercise every day: check (3 games of bowling) (5)no eating past 7pm: check We went to my sister's to play some cards last night and she made a nice fruit tray but I didn't eat any, it was after 7pm, heh. I know the 3 games of bowling wasn't a good aerobic exercise but I'm counting it anyway and I did sweat right in the middle of it when I had a hot flash, hehe. After bowling we went to Applebee's for lunch where I had the WW menu confetti chicken, pretty good but the price---eeeek! Too high for such little food I think! And I drank water with it, their iced tea isn't very good. Then we went Super WalMart for a few things so I did some walking around there. At least I kept the eating pretty low for the day, lower than the other 3 days. Too bad the scale went up a tad this morning but I'm not sweating it, heh, get it, "sweating". But really, I am sweating because I just finished doing 2 miles on my treadmill, still not breaking any speed records but good enough for me. My heart is still not in it so it's a good thing for the challenge or I may have just slept in. So at least it's over for the day. I have to go to the doc's later for a cortisone shot in my shoulder, I hope it helps. And that's about it for me today. My stomach is making noises right now and it's only 7:40am and I still have to feed the birdies and fill the bird bath and then take a shower before brekky. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to my brekky, heh. You all have a great Friday! And keep up with your good work!

Progress as of today: 2.8 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/21/2006:
I think you should give yourself extra points for facing down temptation...wonderful job!! I would qualify bowling as exercise...I keep saying that I should go bowl a few games someday, it's been a long long time.

Have a great weekend


WorkingIt on 07/21/2006:
Sorry to hear about your shoulder! Bowling is great exercise!

smiley2 on 07/22/2006:
Hi there, you are doing great! The challenge does subconciously incluence us to keep our act together, even though we dont always think so! Good for you for resisting the eating at your sister! I hope your shoulder gets better soon.


PS im only 26 but i get a lot of hot flushes already and i hate them with a passion!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jul 20, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.8

Challenge Points for Wednesday, Day 3: 5

Another star day! Well, it's been 3 days, seems like 3 weeks, right Brian's girl? Heh. The days are soooo long lately and yet I seem to never get anything done. Oh, well. I made cookies last night for the bowling group this morning and didn't eat any, yay, me! I lost count of my water after the 64 oz. but I'm sure it was near 100 oz. I drank a LOT of water. I had 26 points for the day, could have had 28 counting my 3 exercise points. You see, WW has a slide rule thingy where you figure out points for exercise according to how long you exercise, at what intensity and how much you weigh. So for my hour at the gym, I earned 3 points. I'm just counting it at moderate intensity even though it may be higher than that just to be safe. I'm still eating on the high side of my points allowance even though I'm trying to keep it lower. It's hard! I worked out for one hour, as I said, which included 2 miles of walking on the track and weight lifting exercises. Not as much as I used to do but I'm thinking of going maybe twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays. We'll see. I ate 3 veggie servings and 2 fruits for the day. And I didn't eat past 7pm. Give that red hatted lady a gold star, heh.

Okay, I'm running late. Time for brekky, then bowling with the gang, then lunch at Applebee's! They have the most "point friendly" menu without just eating a salad. Maybe I'll try the confetti chicken today. I had the teriyaki steak and shrimp skewers last week. I love that one. Then we need to do a little shopping. So a busy day. I may do more exercise later too, we'll see. Maybe the pool. Okay, good luck with your challenges today and have a great one!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 20.8 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/20/2006:
You definitely get a gold star...funny but that reminds me of my son. When we are out in traffic and someone cuts us off he says "well they don't get a gold star, do they." Now this is just my opinion of course, but I think that one day on this challenge is equivelant to a week which would explain your theory of 3 days feeling like 3 weeks, lol...I totally agree with you there.

So were you up half the night going to the loo? Whenever I drink alot of water in the evening I am up about six times or so. As for not having any cookies that you made, what more can be said except for brilliant. Whenever I am cooking for the boys I make them taste it to see if it needs anything added to it, they are most times just happy that I have not burned the dish, lol.

See you later


bikini_wanting on 07/20/2006:
You got a star!! Yay you!! Stars always make everything better!! Although its hard to stay on the low side of the points, but the exercising most definitely balances things out!

jolt on 07/20/2006:
Keep up the most excellent work!



Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jul 19, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.2

Challenge Points for Tuesday, Day Two: 5

Another star day! This is fun! Haha! NOT! But the challenge does help me with this. I did pretty much what I did on Monday except 76 oz. of water and 4 veggies instead of 3, the rest the same. Today--voila!--I'm going to the gym! Yep, I haven't been there in weeks now. I'm getting tired of the treadmill, so boring, so I thought I'd mix things up a bit. I hate driving that far, especially with the gas prices, but once a week isn't so bad I guess. I may do another day too, I don't know just yet. You'll never guess what I bought yesterday! A hoola-hoop! Yep, I'm going back to my second childhood (or is it the 3rd or 4th, heh) I saw this girl on TV last week (America's Got Talent) that performed with a lot of hoola-hoops and she had great abs so I thought it is kind of like belly dancing, maybe it will work my abs more and be sorta fun at the same time. So I went out in search for one yesterday and found it right away at Target! I didn't even know they still sold those things! We used to have contests when I was a kid, back in the late 50's! Brings back such good memories! Anyway I can still do it! So every once in awhile I grab it and let loose. Whew, it tires me out quickly but I'm going to work on it, great exercise! Anyways.....

So that's my plan. Hope you all have a great day!

Oops, I forgot to ask---does anyone here know that WW recipe for BBQ chicken, where you add some ketchup and a can of diet Coke? Would love to try it. I thought I had it from a long time ago but can't find it.

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 21.2 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 07/19/2006:
What a great idea - hoola-hooping yourself into shape!! I will have to be on the lookout for a hoop now! I used to love them things!!

That BBQ recipe sounds interesting. If I find it, I will let you know!

Enjoy the gym!


PS. I'm SO excited you re-joined our little group!! :o)

Brian's girl on 07/19/2006:
I love the idea of the hoola-hoop, I can see how that would really work the abs, I'm going to go out and get one myself and add it into my exercise routine.

Like you I am having a hard time with the challenge but I am glad I am on it, it pushes me to do the things that I would normally just blow off...Way to go with the 5 points.


jolt on 07/19/2006:
Welcome to the yahoo family :) Glad you joined us. I will check with my sister on the recipie she has tons of ww stuff. If I find it will I post it here for ya.

PS I hope I go today to. *sigh*



maria777 on 07/19/2006:
I had a hula hoop when I was little also and I sure did enjoy mine. I think it is a wonderful exercise!

Brian's girl on 07/19/2006:
Yeah...I have seen all of those Depp movies, wonderful. One you might want to check out and it is just wonderful anyway but he makes it even more so is "Chocolat" I love love love this movie.

You are also doing great with the challenge, keep it up and I will too, lol.


Brian's girl on 07/19/2006:
...and the actor who played the retarded brother in "who's eating Gilbert Grape" was Leonardo DiCaprio. What a versatile actor he is as well but I like Depp better.


smiley2 on 07/20/2006:
Congrats on another star day!! I had a hula hoop too when i was a kid and it does really work your mid section, so be prepared for a bit of muscle stiffness after youre first try out :)

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jul 18, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.6

Challenge Points for Monday, Day One: 5

Okay, made it through one day already. Feels more like 5 or 6, heh. Here's my recap: (1)drink at least 64 oz. of water (done--88 oz.) (2)eat within my WW points, 20-25 plus exercise points (done--25 points, could have had up to 27 with the 2 exercise points I gave myself for the exercise) (3)eat at least 3 veggies and 2 fruits (done--3 veggies and 3 fruits) (4)do some kind of exercise every day (done--I did 2 miles of walking on my treadmill) (5)no eating past 7pm (done--did not eat a thing past 7pm)

There ya go. Now if I can just keep this up every day. So far today I've gotten up at 6am and I've done 2 miles of walking on my treadmill (oh, I forgot, I did some ab crunches yesterday too, none today, I'm giving the abs time to recuperate) I'm doing some grocery shopping later today so that's more walking, although I don't usually count this for exercise points. I earned 2 again for the treadmill work. But I'm going to try to keep my eating a little lower today, we'll see. It's so hard. My stomach is growling already and I still have to shower before I can eat breakfast. I try to wait until 9am for breakfast. Okay, hope y'all have a great day!

Progress as of today: 1.2 lbs lost so far, only 22.6 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/18/2006:
Yeah, a 5 point day...way to go!! So glad you decided to keep posting your journal.


borntocry on 07/18/2006:
Soonie, you rock! I know what you mean about feeling like it's the fifth or sixth day already... I felt the exact same way at the start of the old challenge. But once you get into the habit of things, it doesn't seem as difficult any more, really. These last few days I've been sticking to 600 or so calories a day, and I swear, I think I'm actually getting used to it. Not that I plan to keep it up too much longer, but still. It's amazing what you can get used to if you only do it long enough. Unfortunately it's the same way with overeating and lazing around all day too...

smiley2 on 07/18/2006:
Congrats on a star day!! You did great. Just remember that when you are thrown a curveball, dont panic, just try your best with your goals, its better to get a few points than none. Keep up the great work!

maria777 on 07/18/2006:
Good for you on your goals and your renewed enthusiasm!

Soon2BThin - Monday Jul 17, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 163.6

Okay, I'm off to a bad start this morning. Had my clock set for 6am to get up and do my walking on the treadmill, shut it off and went back to sleep, saying "I'll do it later for sure". Now I'm fighting off the depression and feeling grouchy and crappy. But I plan on doing the exercise not long after brekky. I really just want to go to McD's for brekky and then take a nap, heh. But that will not get me any points in the challenge, right? Can't start off the first day with nothing. So I gained 2 pounds over my decadent weekend. I think I ate 10 tostadas in 2 days but now I think it's all out of my system. And these banana muffin bars, I ate the whole box of 6! So immature, right? Well, good luck to everyone who is doing the challenge (BTW, how long does this thing last anyway?) Let's get going! Have a good one!

Here's my challenge goals: (1)drink at least 64 oz. of water each day (2)eat within my WW points (20-25 each day with extra exercise points) (3)eat at least 3 veggies and 2 fruits each day (4)do some kind of exercise every day (5)no eating past 7pm

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 23.6 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/17/2006:
I am not sure if we have decided how long the challenge will be...I suggested two months but not sure. I think the last one was for six weeks.

On with the challenge.


inmorning on 07/17/2006:
It is good you stayed out of McD's. I can certainly kill a diet quickly there.

Soon2BThin - Sunday Jul 16, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.6

Okay, tomorrow starts the challenge! I think I'm ready, not sure. I'm not doing well today, needless to say. But we did bowl 5 games this morning so that's some exercise anyway. I beat DH 4 of the 5 games, yay, me! Still not bowling real good though but I did have a 197 the first game then it was all downhill. But we had fun. I just watched "Must Love Dogs" and I loved it. It made me feel real good and happy, heh. So cute! I didn't think it would be that good. I want to BE Diane Lane, heh. I love her movies! And Stockard Channing, I've always loved her. I remember a movie she did way back where she started out fat and then got thin, can't remember what it was called. I don't usually like John Cusack but he was pretty cute in "Must Love Dogs". I think you'd all like this one. Okay, I'm rambling here, time to go.

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

inmorning on 07/16/2006:
Good job on the bowling. I liked the movie too.

biscottibody59 on 07/16/2006:
I wonder if you're referring to a 70s TV movie called "The Girl Most Likely To . . ." with S Channing? I watched at that time, but I don't think I've seen it since. If it's that one, I don't remember her being fat, just ugly/homely/not stylish (as viewed by others). Then she sort of had a makeover, became self-centered, crashed her car, messed up her face and then . . . I don't remember. I think I was about 10 or 12.

Brian's girl on 07/16/2006:
I so remember the movie with Stockard Channing where she was fat and then became thin but cannot remember the name of it. I did see Must Love Dogs and thought it was wonderful. If you have never seen Last Holiday then I would recommend watching, it is fantastic too.

On with the challenge, I'm ready....I'm ready....I'm ready....


smiley2 on 07/17/2006:
Wow you are a real pro with your bowling. The highest score ive ever got was 130!!!! I loved the movie "Must love dogs" too. John Cusack was very cute in it ;) Good luck with the challenge, i have a feeeling this is going to be a hard one!


borntocry on 07/17/2006:
You're ready, you're ready! Let's start it off with a gold star day for everyone! You can do it, Soonie!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jul 15, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.6

I'm ba-a-ack! Well, that didn't take long. No, I haven't had 3 good days in a row yet, heh. I'm just reporting in that I decided to join the next challenge which starts on Monday. I'm all excited about it too. I think this may get me going again. We'll see. Here are my 5 goals for everyday---(1)drink at least 64 oz. of water (2)eat within my WW points (20-25 a day plus exercise points) (3)eat at least 3 veggies and 2 fruits every day (4)do some kind of exercise every day (5)no eating past 7pm That's it! This is what I was doing back in March and April, maybe as far back as February, and I lost 10 pounds in 8 weeks. Then we went to Vegas and I fell completely off the wagon. I wish Smiley2 and Runner all the best with their challenge while they are away from home too. I know they can do it! So anyway, that's my plan. Have a great weekend!

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/15/2006:
Fantastic, I am glad that you have decided to stay with us and join the challenge. Your goals sound like good ones and they will definitely put you on the road back to slimtown.


smiley2 on 07/16/2006:
Hi there!

I think its great that you are joining the challenge!! Good goals and its much easier to stick to when you know you are going to get a point each day! Good luck!

Soon2BThin - Friday Jul 14, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 161.6

I've been thinking.....I'm not doing so well, as you all can see. I'm just not really into this thing right now. It's so demeaning and depressing coming in here with a bad report all the time, or one day pretty good and the next, way off the target. So I've decided to stay away until I have at least 3 good days in a row. I do have some pride, ya know. It's just not happening right now. I will still continue to come in and read how you all are doing and leave comments. You always give me such inspiration but I'm just not using it right now. I'm not giving up though. I just need to get my act together and stop being such a downer here. Although this is all subject to change, heh. It seems I'm always changing my mind lately. I need to say something and stick with it. I think I will go back and read what I wrote back when I was doing so well for about 8 weeks, before we went to Vegas, I think it was back before the end of April of this year. I need to get back to following what I was doing back then. So here goes. I'll see ya soon, I hope.

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/14/2006:
I'm going to miss you soonie....come back soon...ie


maria777 on 07/14/2006:
You know, it is so easy to get focused on scale numbers and that is not what life is all about. That's why I haven't been doing daily entries as I was. I come here and read and comment but I don't do an entry every day. Have a good evening.

borntocry on 07/14/2006:
Hi Soonie,

Thanks for the comment you left me. I would LOVE if you would join the challenge! It will be nice to have someone else around who occasionally has to struggle to earn those points, like me! You came up with some great goals, though, which should be pretty effective while at the same time not impossibly difficult. I think you'll get plenty of gold stars!

Thanks also for the hug. It means a lot to me because I do think you understand what I'm going through... feeling a little better now, though! Thank you!

smiley2 on 07/15/2006:
Hi there!

This place is not just for good days Soonie, its for bad days as well, even if you have a whole string in a row, even if it feels you wont say a good day again, you wont bore us or make us depressed. We find strenght in each other here and support each other through good and bad times. So dont leave because you feel like you are failing us and embarrasing yourself, because you are not. Only leave if you really need a break to refocus.


smiley2 on 07/15/2006:
PS You cant leave now! You already worked on your goals and you are starting the challenge with us on Monday ;)

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jul 13, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.6

Don't know what I weigh today, I forgot to weigh in before I showered and now my hair is wet so I will weigh when I get dressed after I dry my hair. I know it has to be up some. I ate badly yesterday and I did not get to the gym, I wimped out. I did do a lot of walking around the mall though and my left leg got so sore, I decided to skip the gym. It hurt so bad on that inner thigh muscle. Yep, there must be muscle in there somewhere. So not a good day. I'm starting again today, heh. I vow to have a good day. First there is the bowling with the gang, such fun. Then I will probably make the DH take me out to Applebee's for lunch. Good ol' WW menu. Haven't had that in quite awhile. Maybe some treadmill later, who knows? I really should force myself through the pain, I guess. Oh, I found out something new at the doc's yesterday---someone on here, I forgot who and I don't have time right now to go look, sorry, mentioned that they were going to take their thyroid meds an hour before eating and I've been taking mine after brekky, so I asked my doc about that and she did say that, yes, you should take them an hour before eating and no one told me that before, at least, I don't remember. So thanks whoever you are and just look what important stuff we can learn from each other here!! Also she thinks I have carpel tunnel in my right hand, heh. Never thought of that! She took more blood to check to see if the Lipitor is causing the pain in my legs. Who would have thought there's a test for that! And I go for an x-ray of my shoulder so she can see what's wrong there before giving me the cortisone shot. Also talked about the depression and she was going to give me some samples of Cymbalta but didn't have any right now so I can check back next week for that. They may even help the hot flashes!! So I'm all taken care of for now.

Okay, gotta go get ready for bowling at 9. It's sunny here and going up to a whopping 109 today! They say the monsoon may return this weekend. I need to get back here this afternoon and get caught up with you all since I didn't yesterday. Have a great Thursday!

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 19.6 lbs to go!

Brian's girl on 07/13/2006:
That is funny, I never weigh myself when my hair is wet either, I wonder how much more it would add on, lol. Do you know that the one and only time I was ever at Applebee's was in Montana on vacation...I should check them out someday and see how their salads are.

We could use some of your sun but not much mind you...have a great day and bowl a 300 or close to it.


grlbythec on 07/13/2006:
109? *melts* Sometimes I think Dr's are remiss when it comes to taking med's. I now automatically go to the manufacturer's site and get the low down. I was given a new scrip and it said take two by mouth. Um, ok, is that two at a time, spread out or what? I also found out I can drink NO alcohol, can't take antacids with in a certain amount of time, and don't take on an empty stomach or suffer HORRIBLE intestinal issues. That would have been nice to know BEFORE I learned what those intestinal issue really where. Glad that you got it sorted out. Happy bowling, Girl by the sea

maria777 on 07/13/2006:
Have fun bowling! Sounds like fun! Daughter and I went a while back and had a good time!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jul 12, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.6

Just a quickie this morning! How ya's doing? My weight went down again some, don't know why. No exercise yesterday and still haven't had what I'd call a good day of eating. The meeting with the Red Hat Ladies was fun, Mom liked it and joined right up. You should have heard her singing all the old songs we sang! She always did like singing. So we have lots of outings planned with the girls coming up. I have a doctor's appointment this morning at 9:30 and then I'm going to the mall for a little shopping. I need a purple outfit to wear when we go see an Elvis impersonator in August with the ladies. Not easy to find purple clothes, heh. I may have to make something. And then.... get ready..... ta da, I'm going to the gym!! I may not do anything more than walk on the track but at least it's something. The mall is right next to the gym. Hope I don't get too tired walking around the mall. Okay, that's the plan. And, yes, Brian's girl, I do still bowl. We bowl with the group tomorrow and DH and I always bowl on Sunday mornings. Thanks for all the encouragement, one and all! Have a good one!

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 19.6 lbs to go!

liza36 on 07/12/2006:
Good for you for planning a gym workout. Hope you enjoy it!

bikini_wanting on 07/12/2006:
Congrats on going down again.

Its always fun seeing the drop in weight even with no exercise.

maria777 on 07/12/2006:
Good for you on going to the gym!

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