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Soon2BThin - Wednesday Jan 04, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.4

Okay, I think that starting tomorrow, I'm only going to weigh once a week. This every day thing is too up-and-down for me. And not down enough. Days ago I was in the 150's but the last couple I've been back in the 160's for no good reason. But I'm kind of afraid that if I don't weigh every day I'll start getting slack again. What should I do? Tomorrow is regular weigh day. I can't be retaining water, I was up "3" times during the night, heh.

Yesterday---I finished putting away all the Christmas stuff, finally, and swept and mopped the kitchen and living room floors. We have real pretty ceramic tile all through the house except the bedrooms. So that was a job! And I took a walk around our block but only went around 2 times. About 1 1/2 miles. I felt like I had to go to the bathroom and my legs and right knee were hurting so I called that enough exercise. And I did really well with the eating--27 points. I find I'm eating all possible points right now, I just can't seem to keep them low. But at least I'm counting everything. I am trying to eat more quality and not just quantity too. Still not doing well with the veggies though. Trying to eat more protein too, and not so many carbs. Although, I did cave and buy some Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches yesterday---strawberry shortcake flavor, mmmmmm! Oh, well, at least there are only 6 in a pack. You should see all the things I passed up that I wanted too, haha! So I am improving, I think.

Today, the gym. I may stop on the way and buy a knee brace. And probably won't do the leg exercises, just walking and arms and abs. I've been doing some squats and lunges this week so that's probably why my knee hurts. I'm trying to strengthen my legs so the waves won't knock me over and, when they do, I can get myself back up again, heh. Last year DH had to help me, I was totally helpless, not a pretty sight. Last year when we went to Maui, I was about 163, I think, so I should be a lot less this year.

Well, you all have a great hump day. Get out and do some exercise if you can, it really helps. Take care and see ya tomorrow!

borntocry on 01/04/2006:
Hi Soonie,

Personally, I think you should weigh every day, but only if you can have a stern talk with yourself first and convince yourself to take these up-and-down fluctuations in your stride. This is something which I find very difficult and demotivating also, and I'm probably going to have to deal with it big time tomorrow because I have a feeling my weight is going to be up after a series of losses. And that's normally a major diet-killer for me.

So let's see what happens... if I can handle it, then I'm sure you can too, and in that case you should go on weighing every day. But if I go totally off the deep end, then perhaps you should switch to a weekly weigh-in!

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jan 03, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.4

Had a hard time getting on here this morning. But here I am. Not much to say since I made a late entry yesterday. Ooh, my stomach just growled, heh. Hungry! Actual hunger! Huh, what's going on? Doing well since I wrote yesterday, stayed within my points okay and nothing after 7pm. Today's plan, more of the same. I don't know what I'll do for exercise but there WILL be exercise, probably walking around the block. I thought about bowling but eh, I don't think so. Need to go to the post office, the Nike outlet store and WalMart. It's kinda gloomy right now, cloudy but warm, 56 degrees at 8:45am. Hope you all have a great day. Hang in there, we can do it! See ya tomorrow.

P. S. If you're out there, TheMother, let us know how you're doing, K? And, Pastagal, you are missed here, come on back. Hope you're both doing well.

vvvzena29 on 01/03/2006:
You go girl! I am rooting for you to make your goal for your trip. Take me in spirit, will you? :-) I hate cold weather. Anyway, you can do it! Renee

Soon2BThin - Monday Jan 02, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.4

Ho hum. Couldn't get on my puter this morning, son #3 had a floppy in the drive and I didn't know it, don't understand it but he does, so it's fixed. Here I am. Up 1.6 from Saturday. Bye-bye 150's darnit. I guess I knew it was too good to be true. Oh, well. Sunday I didn't do any exercise except for putting the Christmas decor away. Took a couple of hours. Food wasn't that good either but not too bad. Just over on points by maybe 5, I guess. Too much salt, dill pickles. So today is much better, so far. I almost didn't get up though when I should have but after I turned off the alarm and rolled over, I thought "what the heck am I doing, so what if I didn't really get enough sleep, if I don't get up, I'll feel like crap all day" so I got up. Success! Went to the gym, had a great workout! Sore muscles already. Increased some of the sets, not all, but still a better workout than usual. Just 2 miles of walking though. I'm doing about a 16.5 minute mile now. It was a little more crowded than usual but not too bad. I usually don't get there until about 11:30 so I guess people are eating lunch then. Speaking of which---did anyone try the new LC Paninis yet? Mmmmmm, so good, at least I think so. Luv them! Lots of chicken and fake cheese, 7 points. Quick to fix too. Anyways.....

It's only 3:30pm here so I still have the evening to get through. I'm managing to not eat after 7pm every day. I must, I must, I must make my goal by Jan.30, I MUST!! Somewhere around 155 but hopefully, well below that. 4 weeks to get there. I know, I'll still be fat but a little better than now. Okay, hope you're all having a great day. Going to check up on y'all now. See ya tomorrow!

Soon2BThin - Sunday Jan 01, 2006
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.4

Happy New Year!! Weight is down yesterday, up some today. You know, the usual fluctuation thing. But I am seeing the 150's again, yay! I'm thinking I should quit this weighing every day thing now and only doing the weighing on Thursdays, which is what I'm counting here. That's why I haven't changed the weight here. Friday I went to the gym as planned and had a great workout and ate well. Saturday I did 4 times around our block, walking, so that was 3.2 miles in 48 minutes. Eating was okay, not really great, could have been a lot worse though since it's the weekend. So I'm doing okay. Bored today, wanting to eat everything in the house, good thing there are no chips, candy or cookies, all the bad stuff is gone. Had a diet Coke (Zero, love those things) and a Slim Fast bar since breakfast and it's only 12:45. Usually I don't eat anything between breakfast and lunch since I have a pretty big breakfast. Just bored. I need to take down the Christmas decorations and put them away but don't have the heart. Must force myself. Waaaah!

Okay, let's get busy on this weight loss thing now. No more excuses. 2006 is our year! See ya tomorrow.

borntocry on 01/01/2006:
No way - the 150's? That's awesome! And yes, it does help having nothing immediately tempting to eat in the house. Try not to think of the different things you <i>could</i> eat, because you can always come up with something. And eating out of boredom is the worst - you will always regret it later!

Soon2BThin - Friday Dec 30, 2005
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.4

OMG! I actually did it! One whole day of perfection! I can't believe it! I had 24 points (not enough fruits and veggies though) and bowled 3 games and, in the afternoon, I walked around our block 3 times! I took the van and measured it after and it's .8 of a mile one time around. So 2.4 miles of walking in 38 minutes. I felt great! And feel better right now too. I weighed this morning again and am down 2.2 pounds from yesterday. Can we say "water"? You're right, BTC, I WILL do this. Although, last night I was so hungry but I didn't eat a thing after 7pm. I think that helps too. It wasn't easy. Oh, and we went to lunch at Red Lobster too. I ate the shrimp cocktail, salad and 2 cheesy, garlic biscuits *yummy*. And was totally satisfied. I know I just have to change the way I think of food. When we went to the grocery store after, looking at all the bakery goodies I never said "mmmmmm" once. I controlled myself and thought "no, I don't need that". But I only ate 2 veggy servings and one fruit so I must do better on that.

So the plan today---go to the gym and do an intense workout. My left leg is hurting some from all the walkiing and bowling yesterday and Tuesday too, I guess, but I really need to do this and keep it up. Time is running out, heh. And I really need to strengthen my legs because last year in Maui, the waves kept knocking me over, hehe. Can you just picture it--fat lady on her hands and knees in the surf. So embarrassing! I know you're all thinking, as am I, why didn't I do all this during the past year? I knew I was going back there since last March. If that's not incentive, I don't know what is! But we won't think about that, right? Okay. So on to another great day!

I've been reading all your entries every day and it looks like we're all struggling through these holidays. We don't do anything for New Year's Eve so I don't have to worry about that one, just another night for us. Then--January and a new year for us all, a new start, along with all the other people who will be keeping their resolutions, right? The gyms will be crowded again, darnit! So Happy New Year to all my friends here, I wish you all the best! See ya tomorrow!

Soon2BThin - Thursday Dec 29, 2005
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 162.4

Weigh day--up 2 pounds from last week. Oh, well. Could have been worse. I WILL get to 155 or below by Jan. 30, Maui vacation. That's only 4 1/2 weeks away. Can she do it? I think so if I just put my whole mind to it. And to think I did weigh that only a month or so ago. Darnit!

Yesterday did not turn out the way I had planned. I didn't go to the gym. In fact, after breakfast, I changed out of my workout clothes and back into my nightshirt and went back to bed!! I was just depressed and teary all day and I didn't feel like crying in public and I knew I would. Just a very bad day. I spent most of it in bed. Don't you wish we had a switch to turn our minds off sometimes? I could have used that yesterday. I just wanted to sleep away the bad feelings and thoughts so most of the day, I did. And I do feel somewhat better today. Just tired since I didn't get much sleep all night. But I'm going bowling anyway this morning. It's almost 7am here and I've already had a shower and washed my hair. My back is aching, must have pulled something bowling Tuesday and laying in bed all day didn't help it any. But I will struggle on.

The plan today is to eat clean, thus, counting points religiously and eating the good things--veggies and fruits and all that. And lots of water. Maybe a good walk later, I'm not promising. But if I'm going to reach that goal, I really should do it. So tired right now. I'm also trying not to think about the fact that I had all year to lose the weight since the last trip to Maui and told everyone who would listen that I was going to be skinny on this trip. Hah! *hiding head in sand* so embarrassing! Me and my big mouth. Now no one believes I can do it. Well, it's up to me, no one else. This is it. Have a great day. See ya tomorrow.

borntocry on 12/30/2005:
Hi Soonie,

Judging from the fact that you weighed 160 lb. last week, I think you can get to 155 in time for your trip. And not only that, but after a month of eating right and working out, you'll feel so much better about yourself. I have only been doing it for three days and yet I already feel the difference. Maybe it's only psychological but it's still a better place to be in. You want to go on holiday feeling like you deserve a nice break, not depressed and ashamed of yourself!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday Dec 28, 2005
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.4

Okay, I went and bowled 4 games by myself yesterday, took an hour. Then I went to the gym for 2 miles of walking and 48 ab crunches on the machine. Eating was not good again. But I'm over that now, I think. I'm so p'd right now I don't think I'll eat ever again, heh. So today will be another workout at the gym. Weight's up .4 today, I know why. I look at myself in the mirror and say why am I doing this? Why am I even trying? I never did it before, what makes me think I'm going to do it this time? Why even try? I'm not fooling anyone but myself. Everyone knows I won't do it this time either. But still I keep on. This is my life and that's it. Okay, going now, feel terrible. Bad day. Have a good one.

borntocry on 12/28/2005:
Ask yourself this - where would we be if we weren't trying? What would we be doing instead? Lounging around on the couch watching T.V. and stuffing junk food into our mouths, gradually gaining hundreds of pounds in the process? Is that really better?

At least we're doing something with our lives... even if we're not doing it very well!

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Dec 27, 2005
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.4

I'm pleased to announce that I'm down a couple of pounds from yesterday. I'm 163 but I was 165.2 yesterday. Sheesh! Water weight! I drank 128 oz. of water yesterday. And I went to the gym and worked for 80 minutes, including 2 miles of walking on the track. Not too shabby. On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being perfect, I'd say I did about a 3 on the eating though. I was going great until dinner at 6. I was really hungry by then and I caved and ate some more of the leftover potato salad and baked beans with a ham sandwich. I did keep the portions down though and I also ate half a slice of my sister's pumpkin-chocolate chip bread. But nothing after 7pm. Could have done better but could have done worse. So on to another, better day. Maybe I'll go bowling later, maybe on to the gym for some cardio. We'll see. I'm not in a really good mood so getting out and doing something would help. I didn't sleep well, I'm cold, I'm hot, I was up 3 times to go. Just kinda tired. Okay, let's do it! I hope you're all having a great day. See ya tomorrow! BTW, it's 8:30am here right now. Buh-bye!

Soon2BThin - Monday Dec 26, 2005
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.4

*MOAN* Can we say "water weight and bloating"? I won't even mention what the scale said this morning! I know it's just the water weight. I had more salt than the Pacific Ocean this weekend! I'm just glad it's over. I allowed myself to have whatever I wanted all weekend and now IT'S OVER!! There are still dangerous things in the house but I'm all junked out. No more for me. So now it's just water, water, water and diet and exercise. Going to the gym today. So how did you all fare this holiday weekend? I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday. We don't do anything for New Year's here so I'm not even going to count that. The junk fest is over! Can't wait to go read your entries for today.

Okay, that's it for me. Not much to talk about. I'm sure you all know how I feel *fat* but now it's all going to be good, right? Monday, Monday, the start over of a new me. Heh. Let's get going!

BethH on 12/26/2005:
It sounds like you had a lot of ham...Well at least you enjoyed your holiday. You have the right idea, get back on track. It will come right back off. I have been sick, so I did not have much of an appetite. I need to get to a scale and see how I am doing, but being sick I have not been wanting to head to a WW meeting. We will see what the rest of the week brings. Well you hang in there. Have a great week. Beth :)

Soon2BThin - Saturday Dec 24, 2005
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 160.4

Back up to 160.8 this morning. I think my scale likes these numbers, heh. Not trying to lose right now, just sorta maintain. I did walk some yesterday, just once around our block, plus a mile on the treadmill, so I know that's at least 1 1/2 miles. I need to measure the block again. The reason I quit after once around the block is I needed the bathroom. I'd eaten some sugar-free cake that had maltitol in it, heh. So I was afraid to try any more walking outside just in case and got on the treadmill instead. Well, at least I did something. Eating wasn't too bad, depending on what you compare it to. Heck, I'm hungry right now since I didn't eat after 7pm. So I'll have my trusty regular breakfast soon. Today I don't think I'll exercise unless I change my mind later. Feeling lazy. But I do have to make the baked beans for dinner at Mom's to go with the ham and potato salad and macaroni salad. I made the 2 cheese balls and cranberry-cherry pie yesterday. There will also be chips and bean dip and salsa and who-knows-what-all. And of course, the Christmas cookies. What a feast!

Okay, I hope you're all having a great Christmas Eve. It looks like a beautiful day here today. Peace to everyone, stay safe and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanza! See ya Monday!

Maria7 on 12/24/2005:
Merry Christmas to you!

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