- Wednesday Apr 19, 2006
Just recording the weight. I don't really deserve it though. Just go on about your business, pretend I'm not here, heh. I knew I was just hanging on by my fingernails all this time and I'm not strong enough to hold on. Should have eaten what I wanted on Sunday, for all the good it's done me. The last couple of days have been pretty bad, along with the depression. Not all-out binging but bad enough. No exercise. Lots of sleeping. Hope I make it through. Thanks for all your comments. Sorry to disappoint. I'll be back.
Progress as of today: 8.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!
- Tuesday Apr 18, 2006
Up again! Not surprised. At least now my "ups" aren't as high as they used to be, heh. I had a good workout yesterday but the afternoon I went nuts! Eat, eat, eat, whatever was in the house. Nuff said! Have a great day!
Progress as of today: 8.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!
- Monday Apr 17, 2006
Gooood Morning!! It's incredible what a little exercise and some good thinking will do! I had a great day yesterday. I WAS STRONG!! Bowled 4 games with the DH in the morning, ate a light brekky and light lunch, no snacks, after we got home, I suited up and got on my trusty ole treadmill for 2 1/2 miles in 45 minutes of walking. Whew, I was worn out! At dinner at Mom's, I only ate one serving of everything, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, and some ham. Only one bite of the DH's cake, one jelly bean, one peanut m&m, one little chocolate egg, that's it!! I was soooooo good. So after we got home I really wanted something else. While I watched Desperate Housewives I ate one of those small bags of 100 calorie popcorn. So not too bad of a day. I was soooo worried about it! And low and behold, my reward on the scale this morning! Whoopee! My secret for staying strong at dinner and with all the candy and cake around----I drank 2 cans of soda that I had brought just for that! Diet Mug root beer and Diet Fresca Peach. That kinda kept me from eating and eating the candy that was around. So I'm patting myself on the back this morning so much my arm hurts, hahaha!
Earlier I was kinda thinking of taking the day off today but now, after seeing the scale, I feel much better and I'm going to work out at the gym. Can't let yesterday's work go to waste. So how are you all doing? I will be back later to read all the entries as I usually do. You all have a great Monday! I'll see ya tomorrow!
Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!
- Sunday Apr 16, 2006
HAPPY EASTER!! Well, yesterday's weight was a false alarm, I guess. I'm back up a whole pound! I knew it was time for an "up" day but I sure didn't think it would be that much. Yesterday was a good day but no exercise unless you count the hour and a half that I spent cleaning my bedroom and bathroom. So I guess that wasn't enough. I ate well---22 points, well within my range, with 4 veggies and 2 fruits, >100 oz. of water and no eating past 7pm. I guess it's just one of those fluctuations that happen sometimes. But I really don't need this now, with Easter dinner coming up later today. And Mom bought a birthday cake too for my niece's birthday on Tuesday, to go with all the other eats. I'm really in a panic. I know most of you would say "don't eat any of the cake!" but I haven't had cake in soooo long! I just don't know what I'm going to do. And I'm sure my weight will be up again tomorrow after today. The only exercise I'm doing is some bowling with the DH this morning. I know, I thought the bowling alley would be closed too but they're not. So we're going. Okay, have a nice day. I'll see ya tomorrow.
Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!
- Saturday Apr 15, 2006
Down another .6!! I think this is going a little too fast now. Right now I'm feeling sort of weak and tired but then, I just got up. Didn't sleep well again either. Need brekky! I tried to sleep in some but DH came in and woke me up. (Yep, I have my own room! We like it that way.) I'm going to check my blood sugar this morning and see how it's doing. Biscottibody, I was off the meds for awhile but had high sugar first thing in the morning so she put me on Avandia. Hopefully, it's just for a short time since I'm losing the weight. It costs me $75 a month after insurance! They will draw blood for all the tests on May 2, I hope everything will be good so I won't have to go back on the Lipitor, another expensive one. Anyways....
Yesterday was a good day---25 points, only 90 minutes at the gym and I had to really force myself to do each and every exercise, only 2 miles on the track. I just didn't have the energy. Drank all my water and no eating after 7:30, dinner was late.
So what's on for today? I know it will be hard since I will be home all day. Just have to be strong and avoid the food. I need to do my laundry, clean my bedroom and bathroom and make the baked beans for tomorrow. I had my clothes all ready to get up early and walk on my treadmill but at 6:30, being awake once again, I shut off my alarm and said the heck with that! I just had a really uncomfortable night! I wonder if it's the Claritin D I've been taking for my sinuses. I'm trying to get off that OTC nasal spray that I seem to be hooked on. My sinuses have been terrible for months now. Could be that. So no exercise today other than housework.
Okay, you all have a great Saturday. I'll update tomorrow as usual. Have a good one!
Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!
- Friday Apr 14, 2006
Good Friday morning, everyone!! I'm down some more and feeling great! Sort of tired though, not sleeping well, the hot flashes keep waking me up all night. I'm hot then I'm cold, then I'm hot, ya know what I mean? Oh, well, it won't last forever, will it? I've been going through this since '99 I think it was. My sister went through it in no time and she's a year younger than me. No fair! Anyways.....
I had a pretty good day yesterday---bowling 3 games and walking the mall for over an hour for my exercise. I know it wasn't exactly cardio but better than sitting on my butt and stuffing myself, which is what I really wanted to do, heh. We finished bowling before 11:00 so I had time to kill before going home for lunch. I could have gone to the gym but I just couldn't make myself do that again so opted for the mall instead. I'll hit the gym today though. I had 24 points, not so much water as usual and no eating past 7pm. I only had 3 veggy servings and 2 fruit for the day. I'm counting my lunch as having 2 servings of ff refried beans as 2 servings of veggies. Is that right? Oh, well. I had them on tostada shells with jalapenos and grated cheese, mmmmmm! 12 points! But very filling. And they did the trick too, if ya know what I mean, heh. TMI Those new size 12 shorts that I wore yesterday fit a little loose so I wore a belt with them. At the mall I tried to get another pair in size 10 but they didn't have any, dernit. I can't believe I can wear a size 10!! I'm going to try to not buy more clothes just yet because I know I won't be wearing them long. I hope!
Okay, gym today. It's cloudy but going to 88 they say. I'm going to leave early to stop at Michael's, they're having a big sale. I'm still kinda worried about Sunday dinner with the family. I'm not one to starve myself just so I can eat that one meal but I'll just do the best I can. You all have a great weekend and Happy Easter for those that celebrate it. I'll see ya tomorrow!
Progress as of today: 9.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!
- Thursday Apr 13, 2006
Well, back to 155 even. I'm having a "little problem" so if not for that, I would probably be down some, heh. I'm feeling really bloated, if you know what I mean. Okay, TMI. I had another great day yesterday---21 points, 110 minutes of exercise, >100 oz. of water, only 3 veggies and 1 fruit, and no eating past 7pm. I find that when I start thinking of some things I want to splurge on, I think of how that will just make the weight go up again so I tell myself no now. It's becoming automatic. Like yesterday, after I worked out I had to stop at the grocery store on the way home. It was about 1:30 and I hadn't eaten since my little breakfast at 9 so I was REALLY hungry. I passed the Hostess cupcakes and sighed, I passed the potato chip aisle and moaned and they had my favorite candy bar--Mounds--at the checkout and I was so hungry but nope, I passed them all up and only bought good things. That was so hard. I find that when I'm doing really well, I tend to want to "treat" myself to something yummy. Kind of a reward. But I'm fighting it this time. I just want to see those numbers on the scale go down not up. And with Easter dinner coming up with the family, I want to be able to eat what we're having but in moderation. So I figure if I can get the weight down even more before then, it won't hurt if it goes up slightly on Monday morning. Anyway, that's the plan.
So I'm all dressed and ready to go bowling this morning with the group. DH has gone fishing again so he won't be going with me. He's trying to get as much in before it gets too hot although it is getting to 94 today. I'm dressed in my new "Bowling Diva" t-shirt, it has Betty Boop on it, and my new size 12 (which are a tad loose) shorts, the kind that come down just to your knee that I bought yesterday at Sear's. Looking gooood! I feel great!
Okay, time for brekky. You all have a fantastic day and do something good for yourselves. Where have CharlieAngel and Pastagal (I forgot her new name) gotten to? They were here for awhile and haven't been seen lately. You are missed, ladies! Come on back! Okay, see ya tomorrow!
Progress as of today: 8.8 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!
- Wednesday Apr 12, 2006
Uh, oh, just one those "up" days. But .2 isn't bad, I can handle it! I did well yesterday and will do well again today so I know tomorrow will be a "down" day.
Yesterday---I am now an official member of the Red Hat Ladies! I went to the luncheon with this group called Fun and Fabulous Red Hats. The place was kinda fancy, schmancy but nice called The Chantilly Tea Room where they serve lots of different kinds of tea and little sandwiches and other things. (Of course, there were no men there, Scruff!) We ordered from the menu so I had a little salad with itty bitty pieces of chicken on top and a tasty scone on the side. I'm sure the dressing that came with it was high-fat but I ate some anyway. Only had a few bites of the scone and drank water with the meal. No dessert! So I don't think I did too badly. They talked about all the fun things we're going to do in the future and I'm really looking forward to it. After that I went bowling. I had to stop in at the gym which is nearby, to change my fancy purple clothes (in case you didn't know, we all wear purple clothes and fancy red hats and I didn't want to go bowling in those) because I didn't want to drive all the way home and change. The tea room, the bowling alley and the gym are right there together. Anyway...I bowled my usual 5 games in a little more than an hour, not much resting in between. My low game was 144 and the high game was 202, not too bad! I got hot and sweaty and tired so I'm calling that my exercise for the day. BTW, the rest of the day's points totaled 14 and I have no idea what the points were for my lunch but I think I did okay. Didn't get in as much water as usual but enough, I think. Had 4 veggies and 2 fruit and didn't eat past 7pm. And I'm calling that a good day!
Today, sunny and hot--92 degrees. It's nice right now, about 62 and the sun is shining so I opened some doors, we have several of those sliding glass doors opening to the back patio, we call them "arcadia doors" (just a little trivia, heh) So the fresh air is pouring in. I got up early this morning, it's almost 8 now, even though I didn't sleep well last night. I just have so much energy now that I don't seem to need as much sleep as I used to. So I think I'll go do some cleaning in my bedroom and bathroom before breakfast and the gym. I plan on having another great workout today. I hope to see the scale go down tomorrow, maybe into the 154's or lower. I plan on keeping my points kinda low today too, we'll see.
Okay, you all have a terrific hump day. The weekend is right around the corner. I hope the sun is shining on you all and only good things happen for you today! Soonie, out!
Progress as of today: 8.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!
- Tuesday Apr 11, 2006
Well, well, down another .6 today. I guess what I'm doing is working. I don't think I'll be trying that "Wendy" plan. So you can see, I had another great day yesterday. 26 points, 4 veggies, 2 fruit, >100 oz. of water, 110 minutes of exercise at the gym and no eating after 7:30. I got such a late start on fixing dinner that I was still eating after 7. I was here, trying to read all the entries. Whew, there sure are a lot. And I think I missed a few.
Okay, today is a lunch out with the Red Hat Ladies. This is a new group I'm thinking of joining, the last one I was in disbanded. I'm kind of worried about what I'm going to be eating at lunch but I'll do the best I can. Then after that----guess what---bowling. All by myself again. But it's good exercise. That will probably be all for today, it always wears me out. Sunny and really warm today. I hear it's going up to 93 Thursday. What happened to the Spring? You all have a great day. Remember, you're only a loser if you quit when you're behind!
Progress as of today: 8.8 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!
- Monday Apr 10, 2006
YeeeeHawwwww!! Another 2 pounds gone for good this time. I swear I will NOT gain them back again! I'm so tired of losing the same few pounds. I know, I've said that before! But I know what works and I'm going to keep it up this time. Please, Lord!!
Yesterday was another great day! My exercise was 4 games of bowling (I figure if it makes you hurt and tired, it must be counted as exercise, heh) and then, while the DH was donating blood (there's a Red Cross at the outlet mall), I walked the mall for over an hour. Not very fast walking but better than nothing. I ate 20 points, 4 veggies and 2 fruit, >100 oz. of water and no eating past 7pm.
So I'm so pumped for the gym today. I've been doing 4 different pieces of equipment for abs now and I counted 120 reps altogether on them. (it's all about the numbers, ya know) And I do 8 other exercises besides the 3 miles of walking. Comes out to be 110 minutes altogether. And I will probably up the points some today too. Not supposed to go so low for very long. It's cloudy here today but the sun is shining on me, haha! I feel GREAT!! Going up to about 80 today and then it's going to get really hot the rest of the week with sunshine. Summer is here! Already!
Okay, don't work too hard, my dears. Be kind to yourselves and feed your bodies all good things. Improve your health while you're young so you won't have problems later on. Believe me, it happens! I'm off for some brekky now. Have a great Monday!
P.S. Have any of you WW heard of the "Wendy" plan? It's where you change the amount of points you eat every day to keep your metabolism up, I think. I've been thinking of trying it but haven't so far. For my weight, my week would go like this---22 points, 27 points, 23 points, 37 points, 22 points, 26 points and 24 points. Averages out to roughly 25 points. Doesn't look too hard, does it? I'm still thinking. I think I would worry about that 37 points day. What do you think?
Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!