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Soon2BThin - Sunday Jun 18, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.8

Happy Father's Day! Heh. I met all my goals yesterday, give me an A+! I worked my butt off at the gym, doing 3 miles of walking on the track with the usual weights. I tell ya, I was feeling kinda queasy before I finished. I know that 3 miles of walking isn't that much to many of you but it IS for me. And I was thinking this morning that at least I'm not one of the 95% that lose it and gain it all back plus more. I started back in '97 at 200 pounds and I reached my WW goal in '01 of 150 (I know, not much of a goal but my Dr. reccommended that weight) I didn't join WW until '99, I think. I was about 170 then. Anyways.....I may not be doing great but it's not too shabby! Oh, and after the gym and lunch yesterday I got out in the pool and snorkeled for over 10 minutes straight. That's the only way I can swim more than one lap at a time. I just know this will help my saggy arms. It was 100 degrees with the water temp at 86 and I really enjoyed myself.

Okay, we're ready for bowling this morning, DH and I, after breakfast. So I gotta go. Have a great day!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 18.8 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 06/18/2006:
Good for you sweetie.. A+.. :).. I dont now how you snorkel... I have tried to do that.. but for some reason , I cant get to breath while I am under water..lol.. my kids think I am crazy..lol.. oh well.. have a great day hun,

maria777 on 06/18/2006:
You are a SUCCESS!!! I'm so happy for you!

Yes, lots of people do get to their goals and then regain ALL plus more, only to try to get to their goals again. But you have done spectacular in keeping as close to goal as you have!

Have a fantastic day! BIG SMILE!!!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jun 17, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.8

Amazing what one day of "relaxing" will do to your weight! Oh, well, it felt good! And now I know, once again, what happens. There were a few things I shouldn't have eaten but it's over now. No exercise either, although, I did go to Michael's and Super WalMart. Had McD's for breakfast, although I didn't go too overboard. Made my own tostadas for lunch instead of eating out, probably too much cheese (love the cheese!), had Lean Cuisine pizza for dinner and didn't eat one meal at the table, heh. I did get my quota of water though. Had my veggies and fruits too. Kept positive thoughts all day. So I did reach some of my goals. Back at it today. Going to the gym. Probably some time in the pool too. Okay, that's it. Have a great day!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 19.8 lbs to go!

Soon2BThin - Friday Jun 16, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.0

Good Friday morning, everyone! How are you all doing this fine morning? So far, so good for me. But it's early yet, only 8:15am here. I made the decision this morning to take the day off. I know, I know, you're all groaning and moaning but I thought it over and I'm happy with my decision although I may regret it later. My whole body aches, especially my left hip, can hardly walk. Didn't have a good night either. It's really hell getting old, I'll tell ya. I guess after the 5 games of bowling on Tuesday, 70 minutes of workout on Wednesday and 3 games of bowling yesterday my body is just worn out. One part of me is saying this is just lame excuses but I really think we need to take a day off once in awhile. Okay, it's only been 6 good days but I'm doing it anyway. I'm going to relax and do nothing but read and watch TV all day! The DH is gone, #3 son will be at work so it's just me and the cat. Sounds good to me.

Yesterday I met all my goals---20-25 points: check; 24 points 3 veggies and 2 fruits: check all meals at the table/no TV: check > 64 oz. water: check exercise: check no eating past 7pm: check positive thinking: check

We didn't eat out for lunch either, just came home since we have plenty of things that needed to be eaten. Maybe I'll take myself out for lunch today, heh. We heard yesterday of 2 people we know that are now in the hospital--one was bowling with us yesterday morning. He collapsed later and was taken to the hospital. We don't know yet what the cause was. He's 82 but a pretty active guy. So a lot of worry for him. The other was my BIL's granny, they call her "Grandma Bug", I don't know why, but she either had a heart attack or stroke, they don't know yet. And we were all getting together for her 80th birthday last night. So we're waiting to hear about both of them.

Okay, you all have a great Friday!

Progress as of today: 5.8 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

fatandsad on 06/17/2006:
I read your comment and after 2 years of post menopause I did opt of hrt's. My Dr. hasn't found the right meds for me though. I get horrific hot flashes and night sweats, but I'm getting the hormones I need. I feel for you not being able to get the hormones, Thats the only thing I was afraid of was cancers and heart problems, My daughters were afraid of my with out the mood swing stabilizers. If you find that your mood swings get to bad you can always just go on those. I was for a while because my Dr. would try anything but the 5 meds he has on hand so I stopped taking everything but the mood stabilizers, which kept me sain.Anyways you can find me at ceramicdolll@yahoo.com if you want to talk. thank for the pep talk and you hang in there too!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jun 15, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.6

Ooh, I hated posting that new weight this morning! But things do go up and down. I had a good day yesterday, met all my goals except one, I did eat a 100 cal. bag of popcorn after 7pm. I just had one of those endlessly hungry days. I had 26 points (I had extra exercise points), 3 veggies, 3 fruits, more than 100 oz. of water, 70 minutes of exercise at the gym, including 2 miles of walking on the track, I ate all 3 meals at the kitchen table and kept positive thoughts all day long! So I met 6 out of the 7 goals for the day. Don't know why the scale went up this morning but that's okay, it will go down tomorrow, heh.

So today---bowling with the gang this morning, lunch out somewhere, I make him take me out at least this once a week anyway, he goes out more often with his friends, and then maybe I'll get in the pool later, or maybe not, I just remembered they said it would be really windy today, gusting to 40mph, so maybe not going in the pool. I hate all that stuff blowing in the pool. Maybe I'll just do a little walk on the treadmill, I don't know. Okay, it's up for grabs. I should have a good day anyway. I just hope I'm not as hungry as I was yesterday, I'll just keep very busy.

That's it, have a great Thursday, everyone!

Progress as of today: 5.2 lbs lost so far, only 18.6 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 06/15/2006:
I hate those days when i follow all the rules and the scale is still up, but i guess its testing us, to see if we will give up or go on lol! We will go on!

Yea its better to stay out of the pool and use the treadmill when those gust winds are blowing, safer also i guess.

Hope you enjoy your bowling and your lunch. Keep it healthy but wholesome!


Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jun 14, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.2

And still going down. Like I said, the first few pounds are the easiest! I'm down 4 since Saturday. Yippee! Okay, enough blowing my own horn, heh. Hope you don't mind. So how are you all doing so far today? It's early here but I'm up , fed the birdies and filled the bird bath, almost time for brekky. I'm dressed and ready to go to the gym this morning, finally! I'm really looking forward to it. I love doing my whole usual routine. Which will probably be 2 miles of walking on the track and then my weight exercises (gotta get started on those abs again) and then, if I'm really feeling great, I may do some more walking on the treadmill, but don't count on it. I can't go too long without eating, especially with the exercise, or my blood sugar will drop too low and since this is the first time in awhile, maybe I'd better not do too much.

So yesterday was pretty good---I don't know the points because with the luau food, I really didn't get a good count, but I think I didn't do too badly, although I could have stopped at only one little slice of dessert instead of trying both of them, heh. I should have eaten more of the strawberries, she had some beautiful ones. Why do I always think of these things after the fact?? But I did drink 32 oz. of water while there so it's not all bad. Still didn't make my goal for the day since I was out running around all morning and I don't like to drink too much then because I hate to use public bathrooms. So didn't make that goal of 64 oz. of water for the day. Only had 1 veggy and 2 fruits, didn't make goal there. I don't know what time we ate, could have been a little after 7 so I didn't make that one either. But I did make the exercise goal---5 games of bowling by myself in less than an hour! I'm calling that my exercise for the day. My shoulders are sore this morning from lifting and throwing that 16 pound bowling ball a zillion times! And I shopped afterward at Michael's, the grocery store and Walgreen's so a lot of walking around. Didn't get in the pool as I had things to do before we left at 5:00 to go accross town to the luau. So that was my day. I'm loving the Red Hat Ladies group, they're lots of fun and I'm looking forward to getting together with them again on July 11. I feel like I've found my niche. Hopefully I can get Mom out of the house to the next meeting and she likes it. I'd really like her to join, she needs to get out more and visit with people. It gets kind of silly, with the playing of the kazoos and all but that's what it's all about, being silly, dressing up in purple clothes and big red hats and just having fun.

Okay, time for brekky before Regis and Kelly come on. Must eat at the table with no TV. Have a good one!

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 06/14/2006:
Great job on the loss :).. and hey.. a gals gotta love Michaels.. I know I sure do :).. have a great one tomorrow.. hugs

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jun 13, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.4

Okay, down another .8 of a pound. I'm doing the happy dance, Pat! The first few are always the easiest! But I know if I keep this going, they will keep coming off. I did it before, I can do it again. So how are y'all doin' this morning? Thanks for all the comments, you guys rock!

Yesterday---reached all my goals. Had 24 points, walked 2 miles on my treadmill and swam some in the pool, had 4 veggies and 3 fruits, drank more than 64 oz. of water, way more! ate all 3 meals at the kitchen table with no TV, no eating past 7pm, and kept good, positive thoughts all day! A perfect day again. 3 down, a lifetime to go!

Today will be busy. Eyebrow wax this morning, then I may have to drive my Mom to the doc's unless she's feeling able to drive herself, if I don't do that, I will go do some bowling by myself, my exercise for the day, then run some errands and then the Red Hat Ladies are having a luau this evening, should be fun! DH will be going with me. So that's my day. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.

Okay, you all have great day!

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 19.4 lbs to go!

maria777 on 06/13/2006:
I'm so happy for you, Soonie! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Soon2BThin - Monday Jun 12, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.2

Good Monday morning to ya! I'm almost back into the 150's and I will get there this week! Oh, I forgot one of my daily goals (see yesterday's entry)---no eating past 7pm. That one is not too hard for me though, I'm used to it now. Even when I'm not eating right, I usually don't eat past 7pm. It's a stomach thing, heh. Anyway, it counts. So I made all my goals yesterday. I ended up with 4 veggy servings and 2 fruits, over 80 oz. of water, 21 points, you can read about my exercise in yesterday's account, I ate all 3 meals at the kitchen table and I didn't eat past 7pm. A gold star day! 2 down, a lifetime to go! As I said yesterday, Sis is having that colonoscopy and endoscopy this morning so I'm manning the phone in case she needs me. She insisted on taking a cab there and back since she gets it free and she doesn't drive or I would have gone with her, I still think I should have. So if she needs me afterward, I'll be here. So that's why I'm not going to the gym today, I really wanted to though. It's not just an excuse. So later this morning I'm getting on my treadmill and after that, I'll probably get out in the sun and do some swimming in the pool. It's going to 105 again today and not a cloud in the sky. So that's my day, keeping busy and eating right with some exercise. Have a great Monday!

Progress as of today: 3.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 06/12/2006:
Good on sticking with your plan, Soonie! And the number looks good, too, very, very close to where you were, so you are back on track! Have a blessed day!

LosingItNow on 06/12/2006:
Ohh, the 150's! I can't wait to get there myself! Hope you reach it this week. Not eating at night was one of my challenges that I was able to accomplish.

monet0239 on 06/12/2006:
:).. I am reading :)dont think I have forgot ya sweetie.. just some nights I am in a hurry.. or I read at work hehe keep going strong !!..

Soon2BThin - Sunday Jun 11, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.4

Okay, so far, so good! Working on 2 days now and I'm doing much better on the eating. 17 points for yesterday, pretty low (I'm using 20-25, plus exercise points) but I thought I'd stay as low as I can for the first couple of days. Today so far, I'm up to 13 with only dinner left to eat. I decided to come up with some everyday goals and here they are---stay within my points, eat at least 3 veggies and 2 fruits, no extra sugary foods, except fruits, do some sort of exercise everyday, even if it's only a little swimming in the pool but I'm really going to try to do a lot more than that, eat all 3 meals at the kitchen table without TV, drink at least 64 oz. of water everyday, and keep positive thoughts about this whole thing throughout. It comes down to this---I hate how I feel when I don't exercise and eat a lot of junk, and I feel great when I exercise and eat right!! Nuff said! I finished the Dr. Phil book last night, it's a pretty good book. I will use some of his ideas in my plan. So far I've eaten my last 5 meals (yesterday and today) at the kitchen table and it does make a difference. Exercise today was 4 games of bowling with the DH in less than 90 minutes and a little swimming in the pool. I can feel my arms getting stronger already although my shoulders do hurt now. Working them with both bowling and swimming is quite a bit for me but I guess I'll get used to it. Either that or I'll just be in pain all the time, heh.

So I reached every goal yesterday and I'm doing well today too. I will weigh in tomorrow morning and post it here. I don't think it will be good since I had a couple of really bad days there but it's time to face the music. No gym tomorrow although I had planned on it. My Sis goes in for an endoscopy and colonoscopy tomorrow and she may need me so I'm just going to do my treadmill in the morning. I'd rather be doing the gym but that's the way it goes. I really miss it. Hope you're all having a great day. Oops, it's almost over. Oh, well.

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 19.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 06/11/2006:
Good for you, Soonie!!!....sounds like you've got a FANTASTIC plan going on! Like they say, 'fail to plan, plan to fail'...but not you, cause you've got a plan and a really good plan.

Hope you have a good evening!

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jun 10, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.4

Okay, just for Maria, I'm leaving an entry today, although it's almost over. I had a bad couple of days the last 2 days and just didn't feel like reporting it. You really wouldn't believe how much I ate yesterday! And the exercise is non-existent lately which didn't help the depression yesterday. Today---much better. In fact, it's already 5pm here and I've only had 10 points, still needing dinner soon. And I was out in the pool for an hour and a half this afternoon and did a little light swimming with my usual sunning. Ate breakfast and lunch at the kitchen table, no TV, how many points do I get for that, haha! Just kidding, I envy the girls with the points challenge, I guess. Didn't get on the scale this morning but yesterday it said 162 again and I'm sure it was up this morning, bad Soonie! Over and over and over, the same old thing. When am I going to quit messing around and get this done?? I'm up to the 7th key in the Dr. Phil book and I'm trying to apply all that I've learned so far (starting today, anyway). With that and WW points, if I start adding the exercise regularly again, I should be able to conquer this weight thing, ya think? It's just too embarassing to stay the way I am after all these years. If I can give any good advice to you all it would be "DO IT NOW!!" Before you know it, you're old and you will feel like you wasted your whole life trying to get in shape!! Please, please, do it now!! This is the voice of experience!

P.S. I'm not changing the weight on my entry even though it's wrong right now but I will weigh in on Monday and enter it then.

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 19.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 06/10/2006:
Well, I'm glad you did put an entry on today! I decided to check back at 10:06 EST pm and here you are!!!

I went through an iced-cinnamon raisin bread binge a couple of times a couple of weeks ago....I know you can get back on track. I know you want to. You've worked so hard and I believe those numbers are going to start coming back down...you might even be back to 159 Monday....but if not, don't give up! You CAN do this!

I hope you have a real nice evening.

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jun 08, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 159.4

Okay, I have a great fear of the scale these days!! Heh. So I'm going to see how long I can stay off it. If I start feeling thinner (hahaha, yeah, right) I may get on it but for now, I'm just staying off it, pulling the wool over my eyes, so to speak. I know, you can't change what you don't acknowledge, famous quote from Dr. Phil, but I'm not ready to acknowledge, heh. As you might guess, things are not going so well right now. I've had 2 really bad days and made consciously bad decisions, not spur of the moment things, I thought these decisions out. And then made the wrong decisions. Thus I feel very fat right now in my size 12 shorts. Funny how I can feel about 200 pounds just from eating some very bad things for a couple of days. Anyways....what has happened to the Soonie from weeks ago that went for about 8 weeks, doing very well, eating fruits and veggies every day and SALADS too, every day, unheard of in this house, and exercising religiously, and getting down to 153 pounds!! Where is she?? It's so hard to get that back. I'm still reading the Dr. Phil book at night and I am learning some good things. In fact, I decided to change one big thing in my eating now---no eating anywhere in the house except the kitchen table, and no TV while eating!! I think this will help tremendously. I ALWAYS eat in front of the TV and never pay any attention to what I'm eating, really, and just scarf it down as fast as possible. Even things like salad! So I'm going to eat much slower than I have been and actually pay attention to what I'm eating. This is supposed to fill you up faster so you don't keep eating forever, even after you don't need to. Worth a try. I think this will be a big change for me. And I need to get back to the fruits and veggies too. So far today isn't too bad. We went and bowled 3 games and then went to Applebee's for lunch, I had the Teriyake Steak and Shrimp Skewers from the WW menu as I usually do (I really need to try something else, heh) but it's soooo cold in there, I really couldn't eat slowly or the food would get cold, dernit! Anyway, it was good and I ate it all. With iced tea and Splenda. Should have had water though, the tea didn't have much taste. So here I am, trying to decide what to do with the rest of the day. Pool or no pool. It's clouding up already, we've been getting afternoon storms every day lately. And I'm feeling lazy. Feels like a good nap day. I don't know. I know, I'm hopeless! Okay, enough rambling. Hope you're all having a great day.

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 19.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 06/08/2006:
Look at the flower I put on DD today! That should cheer you up!

You know, you're still in the 150's...so that is good!

We had a little storm this afternoon also...and it is raining right now as I key this at 6:49 pm. But it was sunny and warm this morning and early afternoon before the little storm.

Hope you have a good nite!

borntocry on 06/09/2006:
I am also a TV-eater (or should we say "couch potato"?) and one thing I've found that helps me is to try to let myself get so wrapped up in the show that I don't even think about eating. In reality this means that I'm actually just consciously reminding myself, "Wow, this is such an interesting show that I'm not even thinking about eating!" But it still works. Sometimes.

Maria7 on 06/09/2006:
Missed reading an entry from you today...when you're not here, know you are missed, Soonie!

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