- Wednesday Mar 01, 2006
Oh, goody, 158 even this morning! I'm just melting away, hehe. I know, I can't expect it to go on this easily but I'm going to keep working on it. Hey, if I don't, BTC will come kick my #$%^, haha! And I have my first big challenge at dinner out today---my son and DIL sent the whole family gift cards for Macayo's at Christmas so we could all go out to dinner there and we're going today. My favorite Mexican food place. So I will check the whole menu this time to find the best thing for me to eat. Usually I just get the chicken chimichanga, enchalada style, with extra cheese, heh. But not today. I have to do this right. But I'm not going to stress over this, that would take all the fun out of it and the point is to enjoy being with the family, right? So I will eat right and light the rest of the day and get to the gym for lots of exercise.
Okay, yesterday I never did get to the bowling alley for some exercise. By the time I went to the bank, Linens and Things and finished up shopping at the Super WalMart, it was 12:30 and almost time for lunch. I knew if I went bowling first, I would probably end up with low blood sugar and eat like a pig when I got home, which probably wouldn't be until 2 or so. So I just came home and by the time I got everything put away and fixed my LC spaghetti and meatballs, my DIL called and we talked for over half an hour so I still didn't eat my lunch until 2:00. I love talking to her though, she's so sweet and we haven't seen her and my son for over 5 years now. They're hoping to make it out here this summer. I hope so too. So anyway, that was my day. Ended up with 22 points and I'm counting the shopping as my exercise, hehe. I did do a lot of walking around the stores. And I didn't buy any junk food, yayyyy! Boy, the stores keep tempting me with those individual Reese's peanut butter eggs, you don't even have to buy the whole pack. Not funny. I love those things. But I stayed strong!
Hope you're all doing great. I read all the entries yesterday when I probably should have been out taking a walk but you know what I'd rather do. Right, check in here with you all! I'm glad to hear from you always, Maria. Hang in there. And everyone else too. Have a great day!
- Tuesday Feb 28, 2006
158.8 this morning, but who's counting, heh? I'll take it. I think I'm doing really well. My blood sugars are staying pretty low and that really makes me happy. I feel terrific! I had only 20 points (4 veggies and 2 fruit) yesterday and worked out for 85 minutes at the gym again, walking the 2 miles on the track and doing the 12 exercises that I do. I tell ya, I was pretty tired when I finished. I forgot to do extra ab work and I never did try the ellyptical or the stair stepper thingy. I guess I'll just keep at what I'm doing now for awhile. Have you ever noticed how food just tastes better when you're "dieting"? I even enjoy the veggies now. In fact, all I had for dinner yesterday was a small salad, a few carrots and 1/2 cup of lima beans (I'm lovin' the lima beans lately) and a little applesauce cup for dessert. And I haven't been eating after 7pm either. Hey, I'm really doing this!! I can't help but hear that little mean voice when I say that. He's saying "yeah, but how long will this keep up?" and I know that's what everyone is thinking. Heck, so am I. But this time I know I HAVE to do this to stay off the diabetes meds and keep the blood sugars low. Before, when I was taking the meds, I kinda relied on them to take care of things and pretty well didn't think about what I ate. That really wasn't working for me. So this is it, do or die!! Literally!
Okay, today will be running around to Linen's and Things and WalMart, then probably on to some bowling for exercise. I need to get to Michael's for an embroidery hoop for my new project and some new yellow flowers to put in the big bowl on the refrigerator. I've had the other ones there for ages so need some new bright ones. Also would like to get to the 99 cent store for a few things. That's a fun store to shop. Okay, that's it for Soonie. And, BTC, I will try to stop that, okay? You all have a great day and thanks for being there. See ya tomorrow!
- Monday Feb 27, 2006
Goooood Mondaaaaay morning!!! I'm yelling, could ya tell? Nothing really to yell about though really. 159.2 this morning but at least I maintained this weekend. I did really well too. 25 points for yesterday but only 2 veggies and 1 fruit. I don't know how that happened. Oh, yeah, I had that panini for lunch, I don't think there are any veggies or fruits there. I'm glad they're gone now, I'm tired of paninis and for 7 points they're kind of high. If anyone wonders how many calories I've been eating, they say you can multiply the points by 50 and it gives you a close estimate of the calories. So 25 points=1250 calories or so. I tried keeping track of the calories one day and it did come out pretty close. Anyway, I've had 7 great days in a row!!
So today will be the gym. I hope to do the 2 miles on the track again and all my exercises. I think I will do more of the ab machine today though. My abs never did get very sore last week so I think I should increase them. That's my worst area, heh. Okay, time for brekky and Regis and Kelly, hahaha! Love those guys. Hey, I'm an old person! You all take care and make me proud, okay? Have a good one!
- Sunday Feb 26, 2006
Okay, I saw 159.4 this morning on the scale so maybe I should stop weighing in every day. It can be depressing. But then I think it helps to keep track of it so I don't know. Maybe after I get more "established" with this, I will switch to only once a week. But I only enter it here on Thursdays now anyway. I ate some of the dinner I made for DH yesterday, chuck roast, carrots and potatoes I cooked in the slow-cooker, it smelled heavenly all day so I just had to eat some. Beef is so high in calories and points, and even though I figured I ate maybe 5 points worth, maybe it was more, so that's why I gained a little. I hardly ever eat beef anyway. Oh, well, water under the bridge! I still figured I only had 25 points for the day, 4 veggies, 3 fruit, lots of water. And I worked my bum off around here, sweeping, mopping, moving furniture, doing laundry. Didn't get the walk in though but I was so tired and figured I did enough so I called it a day. So I'm not obsessing over the small gain. I feel GREAT!! I'm doing well so far today, food-wise, and DH and I went and bowled 5, yes, 5 games this morning. If you don't think bowling is exercise, try it sometime. And all the standing up and sitting down is great for the thighs, heh. So that's my exercise for today. I ate lunch, a LC panini, 7 points, and I really felt like going ahead and eating something else too but I nipped that thought in the bud and told myself I had enough, I was no longer hungry and it worked, haha! When I eat lunch, along with a diet-Coke, if I have some Coke left and the food is gone, I always feel like I need something more to eat to go along with the Coke. What the heck's with that?? So I just sipped the rest of the Coke and tried to enjoy it by itself. And here I am, so glad I didn't eat anything else. I think I can really do this, haha! I'm keeping my eyes on the prize, so to speak. I want to wear my smaller clothes, I want to keep my blood sugar down, I want to get off all my meds. And I love the way I've been feeling this week. I have a confession to make---I ran out of my diabetes meds last week and they couldn't refill it, some trouble getting that particular one, so I just haven't been taking any at all and my numbers are doing great since I'm exercising and eating better!! I haven't told the doc yet but I'm keeping track of my numbers so I can show her when I see her. Which will be soon, I promise. I can't tell you how good that makes me feel. So I just have to keep this going this time. So much is at stake. I know there will be bad days, when I want to eat more, and I still think of that junk food but I really think I can fight it. I'm going to keep on with what I'm doing, I think I really can this time.
Okay, I do ramble on, don't I? Gotta go get those income taxes ready to mail. I did them last weekend but felt I need to check them over again to make sure I didn't make any mistakes. I worry so about that anymore, you know, this old age thing. And I figured we get back more than I thought so that makes me leary. And I need to balance the check book, I hate that! Don't know what else I'll do today, it's only 1:20pm. The weather is great but I don't think I'll go for a walk, my feet are all worn out. I have a good book to read though and the diet diaries too so I should be able to keep busy the rest of the day. I think that's one good secret to success, KEEP BUSY!! You all have a good day. See ya tomorrow!
- Saturday Feb 25, 2006
Woohoo!! Back into 150'sland this morning. I saw an even 159. Things are looking good! I've had 5 perfect days in a row, no cheats! Yesterday I ended with 23 points, 4 veggies and 3 fruit. I kept track of my protein and carbs for the day---80 grams of protein and 181 grams of carbs. Not too well on the carbs but I think most of them were good carbs. I was surprised that I had that many grams of protein, I thought I wasn't getting enough so I'll stop worrying about that. I'm eating well and feeling great. My energy is through the roof lately, yippee! Oh, and I also worked out for 85 minutes yesterday, walking for 2 miles on the track and doing 12 exercises on the machines at the gym. What a high! My heel is finally doing better if I keep up the stretching.
So today will be a little harder, I think. Saturdays usually are. I have loads of housework to do so that will keep me busy and I'm going to either walk outside or on my treadmill. It's going to 79 today so should be pleasant for walking but I love walking in time to my music and I don't like to do that outside because I can't hear other things very well, ya know? So we'll see, one or the other. Although the treadmill is very boring. Hey, maybe I can split it up and do both?!
If anyone is curious about my WW points, I'm doing the old WW123 system. For my weight, I can have 20-25 points a day, with extra for exercise. So yesterday I could have had 24-29 with my exercise points so I was kinda low. Maybe today I will have a few more since it's the weekend. Hey, who here believes that pop"corn" is a veggie, raise your hands. No, I didn't think so either, heh. Oh, well, I'm limiting myself to only one small bag (2 points) a day. I really look forward to it in the afternoons.
Okay, that's enough from me. I got all caught up with you all yesterday so get out there and give me something exciting to read, ya hear? You're all wonderful and I love ya all!! Too mushy? Indulge an old lady. Have a great Saturday!
- Friday Feb 24, 2006
Happy Friday, everyone! Soonie is still doing very well here. Yesterday was a very busy day, bowling in the morning, took Mom for her upper endoscopy, she's doing fine, just some inflamation in her stomach and she's on medication, and I didn't get home until 4pm. I was starved since I didn't take any time to eat lunch and I fixed 2 tostadas, even had regular cheese on them. MMMmmmmm good! I counted 10 points for them, I think that was right. Soon after, I had a bag of popcorn that I mentioned, I think, yesterday. I was looking forward to that all day. Had veggies and fruit for dinner. So I ended up with 22 points for the day. Not bad. Oh, and I didn't eat any of the peanut butter cookies!! There were 6 left after bowling so I put them in the back of the van so I wouldn't be tempted to eat any. Then I went to Sear's and bought a new purse and a sweater that was on sale since I had an hour to kill before going to get Mom. So that was my day. DH caught lots of fish which he has to clean this morning. He kept them on ice all night.
So I haven't been on the scale yet this morning, still in my jammies. I hope you're all doing great and enjoy your Friday. I need to get caught up on the entries again, got behind with my busy day yesterday. Take care, stay strong, see ya tomorrow!
*EDIT* Forgot to mention, I had 4 veggie servings and 2 fruit again yesterday. So at least I'm getting in more of those this week. Veggies have always been a problem for me. I just FORCE myself. And it seems to be working. But I wonder if I'm getting enough protein so I'm going to keep track of that and the carbs today. See ya!
- Thursday Feb 23, 2006
Good morning. Soonie is still doing fine! Although yesterday was a "hungry" day. I still finished up with only 21 points for the day---4 veggie servings and 2 fruit and lots of water. Went to the gym, just did an hour again and I was tired and had a sinus headache when I finished. Still only 1 mile of walking on the track. I wanted to do more but it was late, my heel still hurt and I still had to stop at the grocery on the way home so I did some more walking around the new store. I was 160 yesterday and I was happy to maintain that today. I figured it would go up a little this morning but it didn't. So bowling today then I have to take Mom for her upper endoscopy. She's feeling much better and has lost about 18 pounds from this illness. I hope she keeps it off and gets herself in much better shape for the cruise. Usually we don't do much on them because she can't walk far and gets tired easily so I hope that changes by October. I'm going to try to help her so I have to do it too. We both hope to be in great shape by then.
Okay, gotta go get ready for bowling. DH isn't going, he's going fishing with my brother today. I'll miss him because he is such fun at the bowling alley, always laughing and having a good time. Oh, I had to make cookies last night for the snack for the bowlers this morning and it was so hard not to eat any. I only had a small bite of the DH's one cookie---peanut butter, mmmmmm. They smelled so good! My only indulgences so far have been Orville Reddenbacher's single-serving bags of 94% fat free microwave kettle corn (that's a flavored popcorn) so good, and ff sf chocolate pudding with ff cool whip. No chips, no sweets and I'm feeling great, lots of energy. So here I go, I'm really going this time. Have a great day!
- Wednesday Feb 22, 2006
Thanks for your nice comments, liza36, snowqueen and BTC. You guys are great! So another gold star for the Soonie! 2 days down and I'm going great! 21 points yesterday, 3 veggie servings and 2 fruit and at least 88 oz. of water. We went and bowled 4 games too. Plus I kept busy all day. So, so far, so good. I feel great! Got on the scale and I've lost 2.4 pounds of water weight since Monday, at least, I assume it's all water weight, probably is. I'm losing that old bloat! I'm at an even 160. I figure 10 more pounds from now and I'll be feeling great. I know that's still fat but I've been there before (it's my old WW goal weight, believe it or not) and I felt great. But that won't be the end of it. I plan on going on to at least 140! Go, Soonie!! And people say that I will lose the old junk food cravings sooner or later (geevee), I sure hope so. So far, it's not too bad. Hey, listen to me, you'd think I've been doing this for weeks, heh. Don't laugh.
Oh, before I forget, DH and I went to lunch at Applebee's again. I had the Teriyaki Steak and Shrimp Skewers from the WW menu. It was incredible, mmmmm, so good! I think it was 10 points, I don't remember for sure. I'll certainly have that one again. And I thought the teriyaki sauce would make me retain water so I drank lots of water the rest of the day and it worked! A very enjoyable lunch!
Okay, today's plan, going to the gym again. Whew, my legs are soooo sore! So I'll probably just do what I did on Monday again. Funny, my heel didn't hurt at all yesterday but now, today it is hurting again. I've been doing some stretches for it but I guess I shouldn't increase the walking today. Hey, maybe I'll try that darn ellyptical thing again. I hate that thing. I can't do very much but I guess I should work my way up. And I'd like to try the stair climber thing too. It seems whenever I do stairs regularly, like when we were on a cruise and we didn't use the elevators and when we were in Maui and our unit was on the second floor, my knees felt better. And we have no stairs in our house. So maybe I'll try to figure that one out.
Oh, I almost forgot the best thing. Mom is feeling better and now wants to plan a cruise for later in the year and she wants me to go with her. She will pay for it if I pay for my airfare. She wants to go on this one with Norwegian to Mexico, all the way down to Acapulco, 8 days!! I'm ready!! We'll only have to fly to L.A. from here, shouldn't cost that much. So I have something to get ready for again. I WILL DO IT THIS TIME!! Oh, and of course, the DH is encouraging me to go, he's the best!
Okay, must get ready to go to the gym. It's almost 11am here. You all have a great day. See ya tomorrow!
- Tuesday Feb 21, 2006
Alrighty then. Give Soonie a gold star! I had a perfect day yesterday. I had 18 points, 4 veggies and 3 fruit servings and lots of water, at least 64 oz. I think. And I went to the gym and did one hour of hard work. A mile of walking on the track and 12 nautilus exercises. But I hardly broke a sweat so I'll need to pump it up some next time. I just didn't want to do too much the first time. I guess it's been about 4 or 5 weeks since I went. My right heel is giving me trouble again too. But otherwise, I feel great! Finally getting back to normal after the vacation and the depression. Maybe if I keep up the exercise (and I will) the depression thing won't happen again. Oops, I haven't been on the scale yet this morning either. I'm going to keep Thursdays as my weigh-in day but, you know me, I'll be on it in between too.
So I got all caught up with everyone here over the weekend, reading all the entries as far back as the 17th. Did you all have a good President's Day? I don't know what I'd do without the diaries and all you great people here. You know, I have that feeling that this time is IT!! I'm really going to be changing my way of eating, more fruits and veggies and protein, kinda low carb. But I find if I eat my low-sugar flavored oatmeal and a cup of green tea for breakfast, I can get through the morning and all the exercise until lunch time so I'm going to keep that for now. The rest of the day will be low carb. I know I've said all this before and felt this way before, but I'm going with the feeling. Okay, so what have you got planned for today? I have to go to the post office and then pick up some prescriptions for Mom and then I think I'll go do some bowling, then it's off to the grocery for some more salad fixin's and popcorn and things. It's going to 67 degrees but some clouds today, maybe a walk later on?? Who knows? So that's it for Soonie. I'll see ya tomorrow. Have a good one!
- Sunday Feb 19, 2006
Okay, I'm still here, still alive. Although, on Friday, if I'd had the right pills, I probably wouldn't be here now. What a day!! I don't know what gets into me, must be the hormones. I know, I should talk to the doc about it, I will next time I see her, I promise. Whew, not a pretty thing. It seems like every time I go through this, it gets worse than the last time too. I'm fine now, just as happy as a pig in a mud puddle, heh. Weight was 162.4 the last 2 days so I'm not going crazy with the eating. Tomorrow---THE DAY! Yep, I'm going back to the gym. I don't care if they will all be laughing and pointing at the fat lady who, after all this time, is still FAT! Hey, just think, if I hadn't been working out all that time about 2 months ago, I'd really be hefty by now, hah. So I'm pretty well status quo for the last month. Ho hum, I know, this is boring, time to get moving! So here we go again. Tomorrow's the day! Have a great week.