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Soon2BThin - Monday Jan 16, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 0.0

Guess what! No bowling today! Hah! Nope, not til tomorrow. DH and I bowled yesterday though. He's getting pretty good, beat me one game out of 4. Anyways...today is gym day! Finally! Going to do a modified weights workout and probably 2 miles on the track. Not knocking myself out or anything. We'll see what happens. Aaaaaannndd, I'm not getting on the scale for 2 weeks, until the morning we leave for Maui. 2 weeks from today we'll be on our way. I feel soooo fat right now, had a pretty bad weekend. But that's over and I'm starting from here. Lots of fresh produce in the kitchen, things to make great salads and I've discovered---clementines! What a great little fruit! A cross between an orange and a tangerine. So easy to peel, no seeds and a great sweet taste. 2 for 1 point! I love them. So I'm going to do what someone here does, I can't remember who, sorry, I'm going to eat carbs breakfast and lunch and then, low carb for dinner, i.e. no potatoes, pasta, bread, things like that at dinner. And I'm going for small meals all day. This is serious now. I know I can't lose the weight I wanted to lose in 2 weeks, but I'm going for as much as I can. Trying not to think of the disappointment and failed dreams. Heck, I'm going to Maui, that can't be all bad, right? So I'm going to buckle down and hit it hard! Think I can do that for 2 weeks? Too bad I didn't start this months ago. Oh, yeah, that's right, I did. I just didn't keep it up! Heh.

Okay, time for brekky now. I'm just going to have the oatmeal, no english muffin, as I usually do. Besides, I'm out of them. Oatmeal and green tea. Hope it holds me until after the gym. I have a doc's appointment at 10:15, then the gym, then the tanning place, then home. Guess I'll take some almonds and dried fruit with me, you never know how long it will take at the doc's. Anyway, I heard that's a good snack for energy. Have a great Monday, everyone! See ya tomorrow!

geevee on 01/16/2006:
Getting back to your suggestion of taking Ambien, a couple of years ago my problem was so bad I asked my doctor for something and he prescribed Ambien - 5mg. The first night with 5mg., there was no effect. So the next night I took 10mg. Same thing. Had no effect whatsoever.I might have taken 15mg - the same at which point I gave up. When I told the doctor he just looked at me in amazement, shaking his head.

borntocry on 01/17/2006:
What's with all this talk of "failed dreams"? Don't be silly - you're going on vacation and you're going to have a great time! The dreams can wait - look at it this way, if all our dreams came true right away, what would we have left in life? Right?

Keep up that bowling - it's so cute!

Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 13, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 163.4

Here I am finally. It's almost 3pm here. Late today. Not much to say. Went to the bowling alley to pick up my wrist band and bowl a few but it wasn't in yet and I bowled 4 games by myself anyway. Have I said how much I love to bowl? Heh. First though, I went to the tanning place and spent 10 minutes in one of those "stand up" beds (do they call them beds or what? The girls didn't know) I've already been going to the regular beds for weeks now and I have somewhat of a light tan. Don'tcha know, tan fat looks better than white fat, hah! Anyways, I'm working on that for the vacation too. Now I smell like the beach, heh. You know, that Coppertone-y skin smell. Anyways.....I bowled pretty good after the first game. First game--127 Second--180 Third--201 Fourth--202 Thought I'd quit while I was ahead, haha! And I was tired and hungry. So I just had lunch--LC Panini and graham crackers with margarine. I passed all the fast food places on my way home, no easy task. So I'm not doing too badly today so far. No gym, I may do that tomorrow. My knees, yep, both of them, are giving me problems still. I guess the bowling isn't helping any either. I should give them a rest, ya think, maybe? We'll see. I do want to go with the DH for bowling on Sunday morning too, as we usually do. Have I mentioned how much I love bowling, hehe?

Okay, I'm off to read some entries here. Almost time for Dr. Phil. I really should get his book out again and finally read it. I know I need to. You all have a great weekend. I plan on it. #3 son is gone out of town til Sunday so that leaves the DH and I some much needed alone time. Mmmhmm! Buh-bye!

BethH on 01/15/2006:
Boy you must really like that bowling. LOL I enjoy it myself, but I have a hard time getting anyone else to go with me. I like to have company, plus it gives me someone to try and kick butt on. LOL Well you both enjoy your alone time together. Play a game of bowling for me. Hugs! Beth :)

borntocry on 01/16/2006:
Hi Soonie,

I think you've been doing great. Don't let these upward fluctuations get to you. Look at it this way - even if you don't lose as much weight as you would like, as long as you stick to your plan you will still feel really good about yourself when you go on vacation instead of feeling like a failure. That's how I'm trying to look at things these days too.

And I also think a tan can help hide the fat somewhat. My thighs look like cottage cheese right now - it's horrible!!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jan 12, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 163.4

Okay, I know I've done really badly this week and I know that isn't really a true weight since I did have salty soup for dinner yesterday and other things, but STILL!! Come on, 1.8 pounds overnight?? And 4 1/2 up from last week?? I don't think I did that badly! So I'm just going to suck it up and go on. Not quitting! I can't. My health would really go in the toilet then. So 8.4 pounds to lose in 2 1/2 weeks, huh! Can't be done! I know. You're probably all shaking your heads and yelling "WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS WOMAN??!!" I don't know. Talk about procrastinating! Why do I sabotage my dreams? Why can't I keep it up? I was doing pretty well before. Okay, no more rant. It's my fault and that's it. Let's move on.

Bowling today. I don't know what else is happening or planned so I'll just take it one minute at a time. I do feel better than yesterday (read my entry) and I know I just have to change my way of life, right? Easy, peasy! You all have a great day. I'll see ya tomorrow!

geevee on 01/12/2006:
Do you remember how upset I was months ago when I Swedish guest made a potato and anchovy main dish? The following morning I was up FOUR big pounds! The same thing happened two weeks ago with the delicious split pea soup I made and promptly gave to my son. Worse, was that I held onto that water weight a good 3 or 4 days. I felt like it would never drop, so I know exactly how exasperated you feel. You're uncomfortable too. Logically you KNOW those four pounds are only temporary.

So with that in mind, keep on as you were. The alternative is far worse. We have no choice.

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jan 11, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.8

BEEP BEEP BEEP *RANT ALERT* I just can't do this, people! I got on the scale this morning---161.6!! Waah! I can't do it! I give up! Who am I kidding? I've been here at the DD for more than 5 years and I haven't done it yet! I guess I'm just supposed to be fat! Okay, I haven't been eating the way I should but, darnit, I'm not exactly pigging out every day. If I don't eat just right, my weight goes up. I'm exercising pretty good, I think, doing as much as my body is able, but it just ain't working. I HATE THIS! Always monitoring every bite I take and worrying if I'm gonna lose enough by a certain time. So today, I'm going on strike! Yep, I'm going to do whatever I want, eat whatever I want! I know, I'll regret it for sure afterward but I've already decided, that's it! Soonie is going on a rampage! DH is gone fishing for the day too, so that always makes me weak on top of every thing else. I can eat without someone watching over me. Man, this really sounds lame even to me. I'm just fed up (could be a pun, heh) Sorry, my friends, don't mean to bring you down. Don't pay attention to me. You all stay strong and do the best ya can, okay? Okay, McD's is calling me for breakfast. Sorry again. Have a good one!

sylph on 01/11/2006:
You know you havent gotten results because you havent changed your patterns...keep this up and in a years time you will be 170 lbs or more then youd be looking back wishing for that 161.6. I got down to 160 last year only to end up at 180. Puts a whole new perspective on things.

We know its not "our program or diet" thats failing us...we are failing ourselves. Its time to grab back power. Take this day and really decide what you want..do you really feel you owe it to yourself because you love yourself to lose some weight..would you be happier with yourself. Or can you be satisfied with your weight currently, work on maintaining weight,nuturing yourself as you are and drop this cycle of trying to lose this weight.

Step back from the darkness of frustration and disapointment and really look realistically at the two choices, decide then commit...either choice is nuturing, but where you are right now..constantly pushing and then basing your value on a scale number isnt..and it wrecks self-esteem.

If you want to lose weight ..maybe you need to look and revise your plan..maybe you want to lose too much too quickly and are setting yourself for failure. Maybe your setting your calories too low, maybe you make excuses and dont get your exercise in consistently, maybe you still eat trigger foods, or havent figured out what foods to stay away from save for occasional treats. If you want to lose the weight then you know what youve been doing hasnt been working. Take your day off today...then think things through and start fresh with a revised and realistic plan. Even slow and steady wins over not getting there at all. For instance even if you set yourself a 2 pound a month weight loss...in a years time you will be 138 pounds in 2 years time 114 pounds..with a complete change around of lifestyle, way of eating, and habits. Yes its slow, but you will be there opposed to you spending the last 5 years going nowhere and feeling frustrated. Stop. Think. Plan. Focus. Nuture yourself. Begin. None of us are victims to food unless we surrender power to it..you know you have the power within yourself to do anything you have your mind set on. Seize your esteem, self-respect and power back, its yours.

sylph on 01/11/2006:
K...a few more things real quick..I just read back through your journal some. lol.

You need to either (and I think you know this) only weigh yourself once a week UNLESS you keep it in mind to look at the overall trend and use the daily weigh in as a tool for that. Is your weight moving downwards over all?

A week ago you were 162.4....at 161.6 you are at a .8 loss for this week! WTG thats awesome ...and yet you are beating yourself up over there...and sabotoging your efforts..definately the daily number and sabotoging is something you need to look at. A .8 pound loss per week puts you at about a 42lb loss for a years time..and yet because you are sunk into that daily number on the scale you will overeat today and possibly lose that .8 loss. You may be in a cycle of doing this ..if you recognize that you are...STOP IT. lol =)

The physical activity, workouts, bowling...looks great. Are you keeping track of your measurements? Muscle weighs more than fat you can be losing body fat and gaining muscle...the scale wont reflect it. The scale is pretty much evil save for its one shining glory of being able to tell you TRENDS( is your weight moving down overall or up overall ..over a period of time).

Lastly...is it near your period. I will always have one or two days before where I feel like eating everything in sight, its normal dont beat yourself up for it, and itll balance out later.

geevee on 01/11/2006:
Sylph made some very pertinent comments - right on target! listen to her!

What shall I call it? Turn around time? I'm referring to changing the direction our weight goes. It's as if our bodies are in a habit and are having a difficult time reversing course. There are a goodly number of us with this problem. That's for sure! Don't give up. Stick with it.

I used to be 5'2 3/4" but I've shrunk to 5'2". I'm beginning to wonder if I haven't shrunk even more because everyone seems so much taller!

Our supermarkets in Miami are loaded with cantalope all year long. The best part is the high quality. When we were driving around the US for a few summers I noticed the difference in available food in the middle of the country. Generally speaking, it was old and of poor quality, so I know what you're talking about.

I picked up two different cantalopes called "Florida cantalopes" at the Latin American market. They were just a bit smaller, a grayish color withgreen stripes. Very interesting. I let them sit on the table for 3 days until I could smell the fragrance and then cut one open. I really can't see much of a difference tastewise, but the price at 79� was great! We get fruit from Chile, Central America, California and Florida of course.

I also eat a lot of papaya because it's so cheap and good, plus the tropical fruits that don't have a long shelf life and probably never make it out of Florida.

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jan 10, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.8

Thanks, sweetpea1977, for clueing me in on Smart Balance. I'll have to try that when the Brummel and Brown is gone. And I just bought a new one too, darnit!

Well, I'm late today. Had an appointment at the lab early this morning and went from there to the gym for a nice 3 mile walk. Only planned on doing 2 but felt pretty good after that and just kept on going. Also did 36 crunches on the machine. And here it is, 1:15 already. I feel like the day is almost over already, I've done so much so far. Oh, and the food part is going well so far today too. Not so great yesterday.

Yesterday I didn't get to the gym and I'll try to explain why. On Sunday, after DH and I finished bowliing, he talked to the young guy who worked there about my problem lately with bowling, I suck, actually. He mentioned a lady we met last summer there who was helping with the seniors who were bowling while we were there. Anyway, she thought I was a pretty good bowler. We left a message with bowling alley guy for her to give me a call about maybe helping me out with my problem. Something has changed and I can't figure out what it is. Anyway, she called just before I was leaving yesterday for the gym and asked if I could meet her there at 2:30 so I said yes. And I figured I couldn't get to the gym, do my workout, get home, shower, eat lunch and dry my hair all before 2 when I would have to leave for the bowling alley. So I said okay, bowling will be my exercise for the day. And, actually, she did help me a lot and her hubby came with her, they spend a lot of time there, helping people out with their bowling and also help the high school kids too several days a week. And he gave me some good advice too. Anyways, the problem seems to be that I have a limp wrist when I throw the ball and I need a brace for that. She let me borrow hers for awhile and it helped a lot. I was so grateful. Trouble is, the pro shop didn't have one in stock the right size so he had to order one, may be in on Friday. I can't wait to get some practice with it. I luv's me some good bowling, peeps! Did I tell you I had a perfect game once? Brag, brag! Hahaha! My only claim to fame, hah! 1999 and haven't been close since. But I enjoy it. So missing my workout at the gym was worth it to me. And I've sorta made a new friend and learned some new tricks with bowling. Okay, that's the story.

Tomorrow will be the gym and a super workout. Oh, I have to tell you about this itty bitty girl at my gym. I swear, she can't be 5 foot tall and not even weigh a hundred pounds but I see her workout a lot with a trainer doing boxing. And today she was running around the track---backwards!! Wow, I can't even run forwards, haha! BTW, still having some knee pain but didn't need the brace today and I think tomorrow I will do the leg exercises too. We'll see.

Okay, long-winded today. I'm feeling great and doing pretty well, thank goodness. 3 weeks from yesterday we will be in Maui! Whoopee! Wish I was skinnier but not going to let it ruin my fun. I hope you're all doing great. I'll be back later to read entries. See ya tomorrow!

Soon2BThin - Monday Jan 09, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.8

*Yawn* So tired this morning! I didn't have a very good night's sleep. Anyways...forgot to weigh this morning and I wasn't going to take my clothes back off so I have a reprieve, sort of. Probably up some anyway. All dressed for the gym but I may just do a short workout. Feel so crappy.

Okay, that's it for me. How's y'all doin'? We were sorely disappointed with the Bengal's game yesterday, darnit. They lost their starting quarterback in their second play with the ball but Kitna was pretty good. They had a great first half but one half does not make a whole game, heh. Too bad. DH was wearing his Bengals helmet most of the time, looking so cute so I took some pics and filmed him cheering them on. Poor guy. Okay, get out there and have a great Monday! See ya tomorrow!

jolt on 01/09/2006:
It must be a monday morning thing lol.. I am exhausted today, and didn't want to get out of bed. The whole family had a rotten sleep not sure why... Perhaps change in weather or something...

Good luck this week


the_new_chapter on 01/09/2006:
Thanks for the warm welcome!

I'm a Cincy fan all the way (Reds and Bengals) I was born and raised just north of Cincy. I could barely watch the second half of the game. As soon as I saw Palmer go down, I thought it was the end. Then Kitna was doing all right that 1st half. Then came the second half and the bloopers reel began....

Sigh. I love Ben Rothlisberger (Miami U Grad) but I hate those Steelers. :-(

There's always next year!

sweetpea1977 on 01/09/2006:
Hey Soonie,

Im sorry you didnt sleep well. I hope you get a better rest tonight!

I love butter and Smart Balance is a great substitute. My dad introduced it to me and I've never gone back to the old stuff (blue bonnet). I highly recommend it. However, avoid their version of peanut butter...its gross!


Soon2BThin - Sunday Jan 08, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.8

Happy Sunday afternoon!! Just got home awhile ago, we bowled this morning after going to Village Inn for pancakes. Then we stopped at Mom's to move a mattress so she could put a new bed skirt on. She's always buying new comforter sets, heh. And here I am. Not doing as well as I would like with the food lately but I did go to the gym yesterday and walked 3 miles and did some ab work. I'm giving my knees a little rest today, yep, the left one was bothering me yesterday also. But I will be there tomorrow for my usual workout. I figure the bowling is better exercise than nothing. Now I just have to watch the food intake today. At least I had no butter on the pancakes and I use sugar-free syrup. They bring you a huge amount of butter too but I used none of it. And I couldn't finish all the pancakes.

Okay, that's it for today. Weather here is great, warm and sunny. Going to watch some football this afternoon with the DH. Go, Bengals!! Hope you're all having a good one. See ya tomorrow. And remember, you're only a loser if you quit when you're behind. Go, DDer's!

sunshine11 on 01/08/2006:
wow great job on passing up the butter! Sounds like you had a good work out the other day even with a hurt knee, but make sure to go easy on it! Im also watching some football, go Carolina! ;o)

Soon2BThin - Saturday Jan 07, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.8

Okay, I'm up a pound from Thursday's weigh-in. To be expected when you cheat a little. Ate chocolate cake, you know, those new Betty Crocker ones that you mix water and microwave. Not worth it though. I only bought it cause I had a coupon for it weeks ago. Oh, well. Back to work. I did get to the gym though and had a good workout. I could do a lot better if I didn't get that queasy stomach feeling though. I think I have some kind of problem there, have had stomach problems for years. Trudging on anyway. Today I'm going to the gym just for cardio and some ab crunches on the machine. May try some of the cardio machines too, who knows? My knee is still acting up and hurt quite a bit last night. Now my right elbow hurts too. I've been really working my arms lately. I keep thinking in 3 weeks or so I will need to get into a bathing suit, eeeek!! Oh, well, I've seen a lot worse in bathing suits!

Okay, DH and #3 son are getting ready to head to the swap meet again today. So I will be alone all day. I must keep busy and away from the fast food places. I've finally realized that McD's breakfast is really not worth it so I won't be going there. Haven't been there in quite awhile. You all take care and have a great weekend! See ya whenever!

toady on 01/07/2006:
Hi there. It is good to know that i am not the only one who can not resist eating bad stuff now and then. But i am also glad that you don't beat yourself up to bad for it. It makes it easier knowing there are others who deal with this stuff to. Thanks Jodi

Soon2BThin - Friday Jan 06, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.8

Hey, guess what?! I missed my entry this morning! DH and I had important things to do, heh. TMI. Anyways, then it was time for breakfast. And this week, I've been watching NYPD Blue on TNT instead of Regis and Kelly, since they were showing repeats all week. I hate that but love NYPD Blue even though I've already seen them all before. As you all know, I just need to watch TV while I eat every meal. I know, it's not a good thing but I do it so there. We barely ever eat at the kitchen table. And usually it's full of son #3's computer junk. The dining room table too. He's just taken over my beautiful house and turned it into chaos but that's another story for another day, heh. BTW, he and the DH are at the swap meet right now (flea market for those in other parts of the country or other places) to sell some of his computer parts and computers and monitors and things. He buys them at auctions and fixes them up. He's trying to make a business of it (BTW, he quit his job, #3 son, not the DH) even though the poor DH has to go with him every time, you know, for bathroom runs and food runs, and they will be spending most of the weekend there so I will be pretty much alone here. If you know me at all, you know that all that alone time can mean disaster for my diet plan when the DH is gone. But not this time!! So far today I've gone to the gym and had a good workout and the food part is going really well. I'm really getting into that habit of counting every thing I eat, weighing it and measuring it and all. I can certainly attest to the fact that it DOES get easier if you just stick with it. In fact I'm kind of enjoying my success. I am woman, hear me roar!

So here it is, 4:10pm and time for my afternoon snack---baked chips and an apple, I think, and lots and lots of water. Been doing really well with the water too. Well, yesterday maybe not so well since I didn't really count the points all day and had next to no water and bowling was my only exercise, but everyone needs a day off once in awhile, huh? And I was down 2 tenths of a pound this morning too even though I thought I would be up some. Go me! Well, I do rattle on, don't I? Here's to a great weekend for everybody, okay?! Have a good one, y'all.

vvvzena29 on 01/07/2006:
lol I have to laugh, my table is the same way. I talking my hubby into a gorgous kitchen table, and the only thing it's used for is to feed the cat on. The dog or the baby will eat it if put on the floor. Yeah, they're both kind of odd. Good job on keeping it going! I know how easy it is to give in a day here, a day there. Sounds like you have things under control.

Thanks for your comments in my journal. I don't think you should be ashamed at all for your feelings! Your hubby and my hubby would get along great. Mine's like that, too. Kind of takes in strays. Anyway, happy weekend! :-) Renee

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jan 05, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 158.8

Well, this is what I saw on my scale this morning, good little scale. A week well done, heh. Now if I can just keep it going. I WILL!! And I will make my goal. Of course, I don't expect this kind of loss every week.

Yesterday I did get to the gym but almost didn't. That little voice kept telling me to take the day off and go back to bed. I was so tired. But I made it. I did 2 miles of walking on the track and arm and ab exercises. I didn't do the leg exercises because I wanted to give my right knee a rest. It does seem much better this morning. I just hate it when I get a hot flash right in the middle of doing my workout. I get all hot and weak and I have to rest awhile. Hate those things! I wonder how many calories a hot flash burns, haha!

Today will be bowling again, our usual Thursday group. Haven't bowled since last Thursday. I hope my knee doesn't act up. Okay, you all get out there and get the most from your day. Hang in there, they say it gets easier, I don't know, heh. See ya tomorrow!

jolt on 01/05/2006:
Great job! *happy dance*

Hope your knee feels better soon! You can do it.



borntocry on 01/06/2006:
WOW!! Congratulations on an awesome week! A few more of those and there's no telling where you'll be! I don't know if it gets any easier, but hey, we can put up with a little suffering to get what we want, right?!

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