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Soon2BThin - Tuesday Aug 03, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 179.4

Weight yesterday was 179.4, so up a tad but still not back into the 180's. I had a pretty good weekend and even did some treadmill--30 minutes Saturday, 30 minutes Sunday (only at 2 mph, sheesh) and yesterday I did 20 minutes and then went out in the pool for 10 minutes of backward walking accross the shallow end (of course, heh) (my accupuncturist says this is good for your lower back) and then some arm and leg exercises in the pool. So I have been moving and the eating has been good for those 3 days. I went in for an ultra-sound on Friday, got 10 minutes into it and the computer froze up. She worked for 15 minutes to try to fix it and then said I would have to come back another time to finish it up. Fortunately they had an appointment yesterday morning so I went back then. No results yet so I'm waiting. I got busy this morning and made some much-needed appointments---eye doctor, dentist, gyno, my low-intensity lazer therapy ( I need to keep this up at least once a month now) and a pedicure. So I'm all set and will be busy for the next few weeks for these. Oh, forgot I am changing the weigh day now to Thursdays since we are leaving for Maui on a Thursday. So I have 11 weeks from this Thursday until we leave. Must get busy with the weightloss. Have a great day!

Progress as of today: -8.4 lbs lost so far, only 39.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/03/2010:
Hello, Soonie! Good on all that exercise! Good on staying out of the 180's! Hope you're having a nice day. :-)

Moody3 on 08/03/2010:
Great job with all that exercising!!! I wish I had access to a private pool, I have access to a public pool, but won't be caught dead in a swimsuit in front of strangers!! LOL~

moogy on 08/03/2010:
It is going to be an exciting few weeks leading up to the trip. What are you eating?

hollybelle on 08/03/2010:
Maui is an awesome goal to work toward!

V on 08/03/2010:
You can do it girl!!!

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jul 27, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 178.8

Weight still the same yesterday. 178.8, grrrr! So I had a bad day again yesterday. But I went to the casino and won big so that was good. I have an appointment with the doc's assistant this afternoon. I fear my gall bladder is acting up. Lots of nausea. You'd think that would make me eat less. But when I feel okay, I make up for the nauseous times, heh. I'll try to do better today. Thanks for all the nice comments. And, yes, it is my own pool. I need to get out there more often. Busy, busy, busy!

Progress as of today: -7.8 lbs lost so far, only 38.8 lbs to go!

V on 07/27/2010:
Good luck at your appointment!

Moody3 on 07/27/2010:
Well, good news is you won big at the casino!!! Wooohooo!!

Hope all goes well at the docs tomorrow and the gallbladder isn't an issue~Keep us posted~

And lucky you for having a pool in your own backyard~Yes, I am jealous!!! I love swimming but no way in hell am I getting into a swimsuit and going out in public~I'd give anything to have the privacy of my own pool~Sigh

Hope you feel ok the rest of the day~Take care

liza36 on 07/27/2010:
Hope you feel better soon!

cleaneating on 07/27/2010:
I hope you feel better soon,and today will be a much better day for you,good luck with your appointment.

moogy on 07/27/2010:
I hope everything went well at the doctor's. I also hope that you will be able to have a good eating week so that that scale really moves in a downward direction.

Maria7 on 07/27/2010:
Hope you feel better.

Maria7 on 07/28/2010:
Hoping you've had a better day today, Soonie. :-)

Soon2BThin - Sunday Jul 25, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 178.8

Okay, I'm still doing well. Friday wasn't good though. After getting on the scale, my day had a bad start and just got worse, it seemed. I was in a bad mood all day. I was doing okay with the eating, played Pinochle all afternoon, just nibbling on cherries with my lady friends, but on the way home I was starving so I got McDonald's for dinner. Probably had enough calories for 2 days. But yesterday I was back at it, only had 1115 calories for the day and I did some exercise in the pool for an hour. Okay, I wasn't exercising for the whole hour but quite a bit of it. As for the scale, I'm going to print "Patience" right accross it. I need to remember that. And I'm only going to get on it on Mondays. You know how they say Arizona has a "dry" heat? Well, right now here we are in monsoon season so the humidity is up and we have a chance of rain everyday and temps in the 90's. So no walking outside. I don't mind the treadmill so much. I usually watch TV and listen to music, it's just the getting in there and starting that eludes me. I'll probably do the pool again today if it's not storming. I haven't been in the pool much so far this summer because we had a big problem with bees. A lot of them congregated around the shallow end and I don't like bees. We never had this problem before but yesterday I noticed there were only a couple of them so I got out there. I know they just want the water but still, I don't take any chances. I don't want to get attacked by killer bees. Okay, that's it. See you soon. Have a good one!

Progress as of today: -7.8 lbs lost so far, only 38.8 lbs to go!

Moody3 on 07/25/2010:
I really love your idea of printing out "Patience" across your scale!!~I may steal that!

Do you have your own pool, or is it a community one that you go to? Just curious!

Trust me,,being in WV, I understand all about humidity~Dry heat is totally different~Still gets hot, don't get me wrong~but when you add serious humidity to the mixture, it zaps the energy outta you real quick~Unless you are in the water~

Wishing you a wonderful day!

WI3 on 07/25/2010:
Pool exercise is very popular here, especially now lol. Enjoy your day!

moogy on 07/25/2010:
Patience - an excellent virtue for ladies losing weight. It is such a long journey and it would be nice if it was quick - but it is long with lots of detours. Hugs

Maria7 on 07/25/2010:
Walking on the treadmill is a good thing to do, especially in very warm, humid weather. We've been having a heatwave here. Temps in the high 90's and heat indexes running higher than that. :-) But it IS July, par for the course. :-)

V on 07/25/2010:
Patience is something that I wish I had more of as well :)

Soon2BThin - Friday Jul 23, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 178.8

My scale is stuck! I'm still doing well, I guess I just need to add the exercise. I just hate walking on the treadmill! It's so boring. And it's just too hot to walk outside. I'll keep you posted. Have a great day! Oh, 13 weeks until Maui!

Progress as of today: -7.8 lbs lost so far, only 38.8 lbs to go!

just42day on 07/23/2010:
Better for the scale to be stuck vs. moving up! Maintenance is good. Glad you have a great trip to look forward to!

moogy on 07/23/2010:
Before you put anything in your mouth - think of Maui!!

Maria7 on 07/23/2010:
I walked at the mall yesterday. We are having a HEATWAVE here! :-)

Moody3 on 07/23/2010:
I'm in the minority around here, I LOVE my treadmill!! Of course, I have to have music going and I try to have a show on like Deal or No Deal, that I don't have to hear what's going on to know what is happening!! Anything to help the time!! Don't get me wrong, I would much rather walk outside, but in the summers, WV is a hot, humid, ugly mess~no relief in the morning or evenings~LOL

Hope you have a great day!

V on 07/23/2010:
I love treadmills too! I would run outside all of the time in Chicago but not here in Florida at least not until Dec-Feb

Soon2BThin - Thursday Jul 22, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 179.6

I'm still doing well with the plan. I counted calories yesterday and came in with 1000-1100 and then I was up 2 tenths of a pound this morning, go figure. Still 178.8. I need to eat better things, had no veggies yesterday. We have plenty of fresh summer fruit though, that part is easy. The small meals are working well for me, even when I'm not at home. I would like to cut back on the sugar and salt though. Baby steps. Still no exercise though, except lots of arm exercises with small weights and I added some ab crunches yesterday also. I'm so afraid of hurting my back or a shoulder or something else that I'm being very careful. Also want to strengthen my legs, I can barely get myself off the floor after the ab crunches. So I'm starting to do some squats while holding onto something. My knees crack the whole time, heh. But I think if I keep it up, working up to more gradually, it will help. Enjoy your youth, getting old is not for sissies!! Okay, I need to go check to see if I won the Powerball now. Keep your fingers crossed.

Progress as of today: -8.6 lbs lost so far, only 39.6 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 07/22/2010:
yeah getting older sucks :( hope u have a great day!

liza36 on 07/22/2010:
Several small meals is a good strategy, glad it's working well for you. I'm impressed you are doing any kind of exercise with the back pain, so keep it up!

moogy on 07/22/2010:
If you have a table or chair that reaches the backs of your knees, sit on it and stand up with your arms folded in front of you, repeat for 20.30.40 times, great for core strength. It feels as though it isn't doing anything at first but just wait for the burn. Plus it keeps your back straight, your legs and tummy and doing the work.

V on 07/22/2010:
I hope you won!!! Keeping my fingers crossed. Hey if you have HBO there is a documentary titled Lucky. It is a very interesting look into lottery winners, you gotta see it

Soon2BThin - Tuesday Jul 20, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 179.6

Thanks for the comments! I have a bulging disc in my lower spine, thus all the pain. It's doing really well now since I had 7 Low-intensity lazer treatments over a period of 3 weeks. They take about an hour each time. He charges $75 for each treatment. My hubby had gone in for plantar faciitus (sp?) and he's cured. Anyway......the diet is going well and I'm never really hungry this way. I feel like I'm eating more but actually I'm not. I'm not counting calories so far, I just eat  the right things. My weight went down again this morning--178.8, so if I keep this up, I will get there eventually. I have just over 13 weeks until our Maui trip so I keep that in mind all the time. I know I would suffer in that heat and humidity at this weight. I hope you're all doing well. Hang in there! See you soon.

Progress as of today: -8.6 lbs lost so far, only 39.6 lbs to go!

V on 07/20/2010:
Good to hear that your back pain has subsided. I am sure you are amped for Maui!

Maria7 on 07/20/2010:
Happy to hear that you are feeling much better and your Hubby, as well. Your upcoming vacation sounds real nice. Hope you are having a nice afternoon/evening, Soonie. :-)

moogy on 07/20/2010:
You have your goal in sight and that is always great. I am glad your pain has lessened, hopefully you will be really well and feeling lighter for your trip.

Moody3 on 07/20/2010:
Very interesting info about the Lazer treatments~Thanks for sharing!

I've always heard 6 small meals a day were better than 3 larger ones, but I would have a very hard time fitting that into my schedule~Sounds like it's working for you~Yay!

Umpqua on 07/20/2010:
It's good to see you on here, but I'm sorry to hear about your back. Very exciting news about your Maui trip - sounds like you're doing well with staying on track!

Maria7 on 07/21/2010:
Thinking of you, Soonie, and hoping you are having a nice day today. :-)

Soon2BThin - Monday Jul 19, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 179.6

Hi, everyone! Sorry to not have been here for awhile. My back is doing lots better. The treatments I get now are called "Low-Intensity Lazer Therapy". I get them at the office of my accupuncturist. The procedure is fairly new and high-tech. And, boy, do they really work!  I'm not pain-free, but doing so much better now. I have to go back every month for maintanance. It's too bad insurance does not cover this. At least, mine doesn't. It works like accupuncture but without the needles. And I swear by accupuncture, it really works also. That's how I started. It cured my neck, my shoulder and now, my back. I've been using it since 2003. Anyway...... I haven't been doing really well with the weightloss but over the weekend I tried something new for me--eating 6 small meals instead of 3 usual ones. I was never hungry and they say it speeds up your metabolism. So that's what I'm going to try for. No exercise yet except for the few arm exercises I did this morning. So this is a new start. Okay, I'll try to get back here tomorrow. Have a great day!

Progress as of today: -8.6 lbs lost so far, only 39.6 lbs to go!

just42day on 07/19/2010:
Glad your treatment is working. Can I ask what kind of back problems you have? My mom has horrible back pain and absolutely nothing has been giving her relief. Am wondering if I should suggest she check out Low-Intensity Lazer Therapy?

V on 07/19/2010:
Welcome back!

moogy on 07/19/2010:
Six small meals is a great way to go - keeps your blood sugar even and so hormones stay balanced. Good luck.

Soon2BThin - Monday Jun 28, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 181.0

Not a very productive week. No exercise. My back is acting up again. The pain now goes down my left leg. I'm getting treatments for it but it's taking time. I'll keep you posted.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

Moody3 on 06/28/2010:
Sorry to hear about your pain~I hope the treatments start helping! Take care and be careful!

just42day on 06/29/2010:
Sorry about your back. Hope there's improvement and fast!

don'tstoptrying on 06/29/2010:
I just read your bio and it made me smile I see you have a good sense of humor, I hope you will keep posting so we get to see it too. I don't really remember reading your posts before but I'm pretty new. I think we may have some things in common. I'm also 52, married 3 kids, 2 cats & a dog. Hope your back gets better soon I've also had back trouble and it's definately no picnic. Have a great day hope we hear from you soon.

liza36 on 06/29/2010:
Hope the back pain eases up. I live with it too, so I can totally relate to the struggles you might have. Stay well!

skinnygrlwithin on 06/29/2010:
I'm sorry to hear about the pain... is it your psyatic (no idea how to spell that) nerve? my best friend's mom went through that and the treatments do really help!

Soon2BThin - Monday Jun 21, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 181.6

Yep, I'm still here. I'm glad they didn't eliminate my space here. I know I'm not doing well with the weight loss, but I'd hate to lose the last 10 years of entries on here. I will be going to Maui again 4 months from today so I'd better get on with the weightloss, right? I sure don't want to go there at this weight. I start and I stop, over and over again. Sometimes I hate how I look and feel at this weight and then, sometimes I feel used to it and I'm dealing with it. I don't know what to do to get me started again except to just start. And try not to think of all the times I've started and failed. It's soooo hard! At least I haven't kept on gaining. Small comfort! Okay, I'll just try to do the best I can. Pretty lame.

Progress as of today: -10.6 lbs lost so far, only 41.6 lbs to go!

legcramps on 06/21/2010:
It's very difficult to stay determined and motivated in losing weight, isn't it? Just remember to take it one day at a time - what can you do today to help you move forward towards your goals?

nutri_fitt on 06/21/2010:
Maintaining your weight is a success - you are right! I find I have to keep finding new things that motivate me every few months. This is working for me right now!

deardiary on 06/21/2010:
I agree, maintenance is a HUGE success!!!! Keep your head up! Look forward to reading your entries!

just42day on 06/21/2010:
Maintenance is major so pat yourself on the back for that! Glad you're back and best of luck to you. You CAN do it!

liza36 on 06/21/2010:
I hear ya - I'm in the same boat with starting and stopping. It's so hard to stay consistent, but it's worth it to keep trying. Do your best, that's what I'm going to do too!

biscottibody59 on 06/21/2010:
That trip sounds like a great motivator--you can do it Soonie--put the past behind you--you're worth it!

Soon2BThin - Wednesday May 19, 2010
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 180.8

Weeeell, that weight sure comes off easily the first week. It's after that it gets tough for me. Yesterday was pretty good. I left early for the casino (came home $600 richer) but I hadn't eaten anything since my instant oatmeal and fresh blueberries for brekky at 8 and by the time I was on my way home at 2:30, I was starved. So I gave in and stopped at Wendy's for that nice fish sandwich they had, I say had, they no longer have it, so I got a burger, small fries and a small frosty. I know, way too much. An hour or so after that, I finished off the potato chips and the cherry pie filling I had left in the frig. Soooo, at 7:30, I got on the treadmill for half an hour walk for some damage control while watching Biggest Loser. I thought I would barely make it for 20 minutes but did the whole half hour. Only had it set at 2.4 mph but I did break a sweat and it was lots better than nothing. And the scale showed it this morning. No walk so far this morning, I had to go to the doc's office for labwork at 7:30 and then stopped at WalMart for a few things. I like to go early when it's not so crowded. And no donut from the bakery even though I hadn't had brekky yet, although the thought did cross my mind, heh. So I am making some progress. I'll keep busy today and get the walk in later sometime. And I've also been doing some modified ab crunches and can feel a difference already! 170's, here I come! You all have a great day!

Progress as of today: -9.8 lbs lost so far, only 40.8 lbs to go!

just42day on 05/19/2010:
Good for you for toughing it out on the treadmill for 30 minutes and for bypassing the morning donut! I'm also an early morning Walmart devotee. Am usually first in line when they open at 7 a.m. I wish all stores would open that early as I hate fighting for parking spaces or having to wait for anything. (The only thing I lose is patience....) Hope your day is a great one!

legcramps on 05/19/2010:
You can do it!

liza36 on 05/20/2010:
I have to set my treadmill pretty low, because of my back pain. But the important thing is that you are doing it (and I need to get back on!). Nice to see a lower number on the scale. Keep it up!

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