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chidogs - Monday Oct 22, 2018
(Whatever works)
Weight: 236.0

Long time no see!   It's been an interesting ride the past few years.  We moved to San Diego.  My daughter got engaged to a charming guy and they got married a year and a half ago.  She still lives in our old neighborhood, so we get to see them about once a month for a long weekend (two hour drive).  All is good there.  The battle of the fat is still going on.  I am 9 lbs higher than my last post on here.  But I really went wild for awhile and got close to my all time high.  Fortunately, (really),  I managed to get pneumonia last July and that  made me lose 25 pounds in a month.  Great progress, kind of a rough way to do it.   Now if I can only keep the portions small like when I was sick, I could really do well.  Anyway, I hope every one is well.  I haven't had time to read back posts yet, so I will take some time to catch up.   

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 36 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2018:
Hi Chi!

Welcome back and so nice to hear from a long time member! I hear great things of San Diego! Have you had time to visit the zoo??

way to go on being 9lbs lighter than your last post...keep up the good work and hopefully without getting sick again :)

chidogs on 10/23/2018:
Sadly, the 9 pounds was up from my lowest weigh in. But I'm working on it. We've been to the zoo many times over the years. In fact, San Diego was our prime vacation destination for many years, so we knew it very well before we decided to move here. Loving it!

Donkey on 10/23/2018:
Welcome back!

BearCountryGG on 10/23/2018:
Welcome back!

happy-1 on 11/01/2018:
Welcome back!

chidogs - Saturday May 04, 2013
(Whatever works)
Weight: 236.0

Hi all,

It has been a long time, I know.  MyBad.  But I have been busy, and I have managed to lose some.  Down to 236, from my last weigh in here of 269..  It isn't easy but it is happening.  I just wanted to stop by and say hi to you all.  I will come back when I can but life is busy now, we are getting ready to move to San Diego finally.  That means selling the house we've lived in for 27 years.  A lot of stress there for me anyway, despite the fact I want to move.  I would just like to take my house with me!  So I am hoping to avoid the stress eating thing that gets me every time.

Hope you are all well!!  Take care 


Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 36 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/05/2013:
Good job - you are doing good. I know what you mean hard to leave a house we have been in for a long tine - all the memories. It is a good thing that we can keep those even if the house is gone. I am also selling my condo and moving experiencing similar thoughts. Have a great day.

JBGirl on 05/05/2013:
That's amazing weight loss! Congrats and keep it up. Good luck with the move. There is a neat website called Houzz and it has some amazing do it yourself ideas for homes. You might enjoy it. I recently turned down an offer to sell my home because I could not find anything comparable in the city I wished to move to. Hang in there, you will make it like home!

biscottibody59 on 05/05/2013:
Hey there--good to see an update! And good job on the loss--I too wish this were easy. Of course I'm still my own worst enemy most of the time.

I wish you well in your move--take care!

V on 05/06/2013:
OMG!! Hello! I have missed you so much! Congrats and awesome job with the weight loss my friend..Please keep in touch with us <3

chidogs - Thursday Apr 14, 2011
(Whatever works)
Weight: 256.5

Hi all,

So I dared the scale, and bad news is that my fall off the cliff caused a 10 pound gain from my low weight above.  I am not adjusting the figures above as I make an effort to get back there.  But I am head desking a lot.

Did a little better yesterday, so I am reigning myself in bit by bit.  I made a big pot of veggie soup and tossed in everything in the produce section, simmered in chicken stock, whipped up with a hand mixer.  I still have to watch myself around carbs though.  I have this major craving for anything bread-like.

Have a great day.

Progress as of today: 16.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 04/14/2011:
Yeah, bread... that sounds really familiar to me, too... :( Now I have it under control though, I eat it for breakfast right before training so I have energy, and I do note a difference!

legcramps on 04/14/2011:
I crave those carbs in bread too; so hard to not give in to the temptation!

Have a good day today :)

mysterywoman100 on 04/14/2011:
I cant live without bread once in awhile that is why I am trying a low calorie balanced diet. Trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat and starches.

moogy on 04/14/2011:
It is so hard to get back to a decent regime after a while off one. I am really struggling with my eating as well. Can't decide to just hang around sort of doing it until after Easter or after my results or what. But seriously, both those things are ages away, so I suspect that I am procrastinating. Well, plus, I can't get my right hand wet which is a bit of an inconvenience when trying to prepare food. See, so many reasonable excuses not to get serious!!!!! I need a kick up the you know what!!

hollybelle on 04/15/2011:
Getting started is more difficult than continuing......but it's a good choice. Back in the saddle - my dear - right now!

moogy on 04/28/2011:
Yes, it is a bit rude to be having those temperatures so quickly after winter, the cheek of it!!!!!! I am like you desperately trying to get my scale down before moving my weight number. We can do it, it just takes a little determination and resolve. How are you doing emotionally? if you don't mind me asking!! Bit cheeky I know, but I am concerned:)

KathyBlue on 04/29/2011:
I miss you, girl!!! :-(

moogy on 05/24/2011:
Hello lurker, it was lovely to see a comment from you. I miss you and your entries and comments. How are you doing, I hope you will be ready to come back regularly soon:)

moogy on 05/24/2011:
I am missing my walks on the beach:) LOL

V on 05/24/2011:
Where are you???

KathyBlue on 05/25/2011:
Hugs, girlie girl! Cheer up... we just both have to stand up and walk forward...

KathyBlue on 06/24/2011:
ohhh... I miss you. I still have an envelope to send to you, bahhh!!!! Still being hard for us (man doesn't have a paycheck).

moogy on 07/11/2011:
What!!!! fall of the cliff!!! Did I miss something? What happened to you? Did you really have a fall or is this an analogy? I am hoping the latter. I have gained weight as well whilst trying to cope with big emotional issues. Never mind, one day at a time is how I put it on and how I will get if off.:)

moogy on 07/11/2011:
Oh! Phew!! I am relieved and so glad you didn't actually fall off a cliff. Although we may heal more easily from that that our issues with weight!!! LOL

moogy on 07/29/2011:
I just saw a posting on someone else's diary from you. So glad you are still with us and hoping you start posting again soon. Doesn't matter where you are either weight wise or emotional wise, we are here for you:)

moogy on 07/29/2011:
I took a month off and found that the longer I stayed away the more I felt disconnected and the more my desire left me. I came back and just logged in and found that as soon as I committed to come every day the more I felt able to get myself back on track. I had put on 10 pounds, but you know, it doesn't matter that much. We just have to start from where we are. I hope you can trust in yourself and all these wonderful girls to get you back to a healthy and happy place.:)

KathyBlue on 07/30/2011:
C!!!!!!!!! <3 I miss you. I hope you're having a great summer! Surgery is right in the corner now, 2nd August! I am able to sleep at night, but a bit of anxiety is on me of course.

hollybelle on 07/30/2011:
Hey - I saw your post on Moogy's diary - come on back - bring your frustrations here. You don't need to post only when you are feeling strong - there is strength in numbers. Come back to us.....There is a good article on KathyBlues FB page about nutrition, etc.

KathyBlue on 07/30/2011:
I agree with holly! I'm being a complete disaster lately with nutrition, willpower, my mind is so fuzzy, so cloudy, foggy... but you girls mean so much to me, you enrich my life and I would be crazy to let you out of it! :) Internet is the second best thing in life! :o) It's good to unload my thoughts, it's good to know there are people genuinely interested in me and love me as much as I do love them (you)! Sometimes I don't feel like talking/writing, I think you feel the same... but when I finally do, what a relief! You girls are able to make me smile when I'm about to cry... you give me hope, that I guard in my heart preciously, so after the surgery and recovery I can use these sparks and re-set the burning fire to continue in life, universe and everything, where the center is, as it should be for everyone: a Happy, Healthy Me.

V on 08/02/2011:
Please come back to us..This is the place you can express whatever you want without being judged..I miss you...How is your daughter and Hubby??

V on 08/02/2011:
Hugs to you too :) Not meaning to force you back but you are really missed :(

V on 08/03/2011:
Just wanted you to know Kat is doing well :)

moogy on 08/04/2011:
See how many people miss you chidogs! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a message, that was lovely of you:)

KathyBlue on 08/07/2011:
xoxo :)

moogy on 09/02/2011:
I have missed you heaps. Of course, my timing is imaculate!! My comedy of errors being my post for your check in!! But, yes, I hadn't thought of that, I didn't park the car - it could have been worse!! Thanks and please come back soon:)

KayBee on 09/03/2011:
hey girl, I moved to a new account, now I'm KayBee! :) xoxo, KathyBlue

moogy on 09/05/2011:
OK, you win on the yucky weather front. I am down to 77 today, much more civilized. Have a good week chidogs:)

chidogs - Tuesday Apr 12, 2011
(Whatever works)
Weight: 256.5

Hi all,


Just to let you know I am still around.  I  think I am getting calmed enough to go back to smart eating again.  I am going to try and hope not to get emotionally side-swiped again.  I was out of town so I need to catch up on the diaries now.

Everyone take care!

Progress as of today: 16.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 04/12/2011:
Hope you're doing okay :)

moogy on 04/12/2011:
Lovely to see a post from you and glad to see that you are returning to a normal balanced frame of mind. You take care of yourself!!:)

KathyBlue on 04/13/2011:
Ahh, good to know you're around and better, C.! :)

Maria7 on 04/13/2011:
Good to read an entry from you. Yes, it is easy to get off track when dealing with emotions. I hope you (and I) can stay on track. :-)

chidogs - Monday Apr 04, 2011
(Whatever works)
Weight: 256.5

Hi all of you wonderful, sweet people.


I appreciate your loving and kind words of encouragement.  I know this will pass, it's just not passing fast enough for me.  I think something is out to make me crazy.  Today my daughter's car won't start.  Garage fixed it, charged us $200 and she just called to say it won't start again.  Troubles come in piles.  Honestly.  And the $$$$$ is disappearing real fast.  Which makes me even more wild eyed. 

But thank you all.  I am sending you hugs of gratitude.

Progress as of today: 16.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 04/05/2011:
Money is the fast disappearing type, always was. Dang. I hate that, too... I hope you have ground to complain so they won't charge you more! Take a walk with your iPod on, my darling, that will help you a lot! :)

moogy on 04/06/2011:
Money - the stuff that comes in one hand and goes out with the other!!! You know it is never going to stay, so I never get attached to it. Something always comes up to take it away. Hang in there sweetie. There will always be something to discourage or discombobulate you. Love you. Thank you for always coming to my diary no matter how yucky you are feeling.

chidogs - Sunday Apr 03, 2011
(Whatever works)
Weight: 256.5

Hi all,

Just a note to indicate I am still hanging on by a fingernail.  The emotional ride is still going on with donating the last of the parental furniture ( I did not go there for that, let the husband do it), and the confirmation that our ex tenant did discard all of our drapes, painted two rooms inapropriate colors and painted over the antique gold wallpaper that was my Mom's pride and joy in the entry hall.  6 sets worth of drapes, they were old true, but they were my property!  A call to the local police basically said nothing could be done unless we had an eyewitness, which we don't.  No one protects landlords it is becoming very clear, and I guess we are naive because we are new at this.  I am bitter and angry and not in a mood to take care of myself.  Therefore I have gorged on carbs and sweets.   I had a meltdown a day ago, convinced my late parents will now hate me forever, which my husband pointed out is impossible since they aren't here anymore. 

Anyway, whinefest is all I can do right now, and it seems very childish considering this is minor in the big world of really bad problems.  Another reason I am mad at myself for not getting over it.  So, no menu and no scale for awhile.  When I am tired and depressed, I no longer care about controlling myself.  In fact I think I eat all the wrong stuff as a punishment.  Don't ask me why.  Sorry again for venting.  I will likely be away for awhile until I get the insanity under control.

Take care.




Progress as of today: 16.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/03/2011:
Your parents do not hate you. You have done your best. A house is a house and will not stand forever, for it as well as the bodies we now reside in are only made of dust and don't last forever. Try not to take too seriously the material things of this world, even though I know you are sentimental over the things that had to do with your parents. One day, all of the saved will be with our Lord in heaven, which is a beautiful place far beyond compare of the things in this earth we temporarily see. Take care of yourself. :-)

paddler on 04/03/2011:
Hey Chidogs, I'm just getting back from what it seems like you are entering. Some circles call it depression, I choose not to clinically name it, but when I'm finishing the whole box of tarts before my family has a chance to see them, I know im there again. I don't think the bad eating is punishment but an absolute stab at some control over what is happening-i even eat stuff I don't really like because somewhere deep down I know it is high in fat. Hang in there, don't disappear. Just come here and vent-I totally know where you are.

KathyBlue on 04/04/2011:
Ahhh, my dear friend, you are having bad times, too... don't give up... try to reverse the feeling and try to set your mind up saying, "Everything is against me, I'm going to stay by my own side." I bet your husband and family give you a level of emotional shelter to hang on, too! :) And then, you have vast legions of DD friends, including me, waiting for you every day to show up and brighten our days! :)

Umpqua on 04/04/2011:
I'm sorry to read you are going through bad times. Hang in there and try to take care of yourself, you deserve it. Oh and being a landlord is really tough, you are correct that all the laws are out there to protect the tenants and all we can do is try to make good choices and protect ourselves as landlords. Take care!

moogy on 04/04/2011:
I missed you while I was gone and though about you through my pain filled fog!! Give yourself a time limit for your indulgent whinefest. Otherwise you will find that you are more depressed about the extra weight than you ever where about the belongings. Missed you and love you:)

V on 04/04/2011:
:( I am so sorry... Please don't stress yourself about material things, you had to do what you had to do...Your parents would understand and they wouldn't want you anguishing at all about this...I know the house and everything in it lets loose a floodgate of emotions but try to ease up on the guilt trip you are putting yourself through...Love you!! Time to start making some lasting happy images for yourself hubby and daughter :)

chidogs - Monday Mar 21, 2011
(Whatever works)
Weight: 256.5

Hi all.


OK, the drama goes on.  I haven't walked much except to pace around the house.  I have the terminal stress munchies and haven't eaten much healthy stuff in two days, just going for carbs mostly because that is what my upset stomach can handle.   Fruit and veggies send me running to the bathroom.  There for I will avoid the menu.  I haven't really done "meals" anyway, just random munching in between bouts of nerve nausea.  Once I get it under control and we are free of the tenant from hades, I will resume my normal pattern.

Take care everyone.


PS - is anyone else missing the bold black list on the right side of the page? 

Progress as of today: 16.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 03/22/2011:
argh, I hope you get better soon... you can eat healthy carbs like whole grains, as black rice, whole wheat breads... :)

moogy on 03/22/2011:
Breathe lady, pacing, worrying and getting yourself in a state will not get rid of that tenant any earlier. I am sure you have made all the legal moves you need to so just keep doing what needs to be done. We don't have the list anymore just the icons at the top. Hang in there and remember that this to shall pass!!:)

nita51 on 03/23/2011:
Hang in there Sweetheart! Sending positive vibes your way!!! Things have just got to get better. Hugs

moogy on 03/23/2011:
I hope you are doing OK. I am missing your posts and keeping up with what is happening with you. I am hoping the tenant situation is resolved or well on it's way to being resolved.:)

moogy on 03/23/2011:
Thank you for responding. I was worried about you. I am glad that your tenant has gone and hope the remainder of the issues will soon be resolved. Not discounting the genuine upset this has caused you please do remember that possessions are not as important as your health. I hope that you soon feel composed and at peace once more. Hugs to you:)

moogy on 03/27/2011:
I was glad to see your comment. I think we all have different things to worry about and each of us handles things in a different way. The knack I find is to keep things in perspective, I find it easy, with a daughter battling with a life threatening conditon, I find that I worry about very little unless it is to do with a health issue. Even then I tend not to worry to much about me and more about her, she is my heroine!

moogy on 03/29/2011:
Re: your comment. I was suprised that I had put on weight. I suppose that I was thinking, it is healthy so it fine to eat. I have never just eaten healthy food and not been on a 'diet'. New skills for an old lady dog!!!! LOL How are you doing? I would love to see an entry from you, I miss reading what you are up to, walks on the beach etc. I think I may be living your life by proxy when you go to your condo. It sounds so perfect. Anyway, thank you for your comment and look after yourself!!:)

balloonlady on 03/30/2011:
So sorry to hear about your tenant issues, stress is always a killer... Get feeling better,,, take time to breathe,,,,

chidogs - Saturday Mar 19, 2011
(Whatever works)
Weight: 256.5

Hi all

We are booting the new tenant already.  We found out she had started painting stuff we had made a firm order not to paint.  And was using colors we had definately NOT approved.  I am livid.  Our realitor is going to handle it.  Fortunately she hasn't actually moved in yet.    Man, if we didn't need the $ I would forget this.  There are really some stupid selfish people out there. 

Yesterday's food stuff:

Breakfast - Oatmeal, 2 tbsp brown sugar

Lunch - Bowl of brussel sprouts, 1 tbsp butter/garlic sauce

Dinner - 1 cup thin spaghettini, 2/3 cup tomato sauce with ground sirloin.

Snack - 1 piece sourdough toast

Have a great day.

Progress as of today: 16.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 03/20/2011:
Sometimes I think this is just a basic lack of respect and the feeling that if it's not overtly illegal, people will try to get away with it. I'm not sure. It's strange when "old school" values seem nonexistent in daily life--not sure if I'll ever get used to it.

Sorry to rant on your entry. I hope you find someone who respects your property. I know there must be good people out there, but this economy doesn't make it easy to find them.

Hope you have a good Sunday!

moogy on 03/21/2011:
Your vegie nazi is back. I missed you. I can imagine how angry you must be about the ex tenant. It always amazes me how ignorant and rude people can be. Love the lunch!!!! and thanks for the kind words. Love you!

hopingforhealth on 03/21/2011:
Yikes. I'm sorry you had to give her the boot! It never ceases to amaze me how many people think the rules don't apply to them.

chidogs - Friday Mar 18, 2011
(Whatever works)
Weight: 256.5

Hi all,

I did some minor walking around yesterday.  We are still in negotiation with the new renter about issues regarding clean up and stuff.   We are meeting with her tomorrow.  *sigh*  Another round trip drive an hour and a half each way.  So Saturday is shot.  Meh. 

Yesterday was a bit of fun however.  I was invited by someone at my old job to come in for St. Paddy's day.  I haven't seen my former coworkers for about a year so I went.  This was not a job I liked at all, despite doing it for nearly 30 years!  But most of the people were nice.  It was good to see them all again.  Everyone gave me a whispered  "you are lucky to leave when you did, it's gotten worse", so I felt sorry for them but glad for me!

Yesterday's food stuff:

Breakfast -  1 slice bread, 2 tbsp peanut butter

Lunch - 1 roast chicken thigh, lettuce/tomato salad, tomato soup and 5 saltines

Dinner - (what else???), corned beef and cabbage, steamed potatoes. 

Have a great day!

Progress as of today: 16.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

chidogs - Thursday Mar 17, 2011
(Whatever works)
Weight: 256.5

Hi all,

Go figure, just as soon as I feel good about stuff the hammer drops again.  I feel and identify with Umpqua.  Our brand new tenant in our desert house is already causing drama.  Gah!  We've been on and off the phone for two days.  My stomach is in knots.  Made for not eating so much, but still, not a pleasant way to deal with it.  

I'm just tired.  And frustrated.  And stressed. *sigh*

Yesterday's food stuff:

Breakfast - steamed egg on sourdough toast.

Lunch - Stir fry mixed veggies in 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp butter(snow peas, broccoli, bean sprouts)

Dinner - 2 oz london broil strogonoff, with 1 cup rice.

Have a great one!


Progress as of today: 16.5 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

waydesmommy on 03/17/2011:
I hope everything will work out well for you. Have a good day!

nita51 on 03/17/2011:
Chi,,,,you are so sweet! I will deliver that hug to the big spoiled baby :) He will soak it up like a sponge. He He He! Tell those new tenants to lighten up on my girl,,,before I come and give them an Indiana butt kicking! Seriously, I know how stressful dealing with hard to please tenants can be. My family use to rent out Studio Apts, back in Indiana. It was VERY stressful because many times, it was so hard to please some of them. Take a breather and don't allow them to get you down. Hugs

liza36 on 03/18/2011:
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about the tenent issues already! Hang in there. Your menu looks real good. Hope you have a good weekend.

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