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jinne - Friday Mar 17, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 330.0

I had to put this on here...my daughter, who doesn't live with me sends me insperational things to help me with things..I had to share this wonderful little story with all of you.

Some people understand life better, And they call some of these people "retarded"... At the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash.

At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back......every one of them. One girl with Down's Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, "This will make it better." Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, the cheering went on for several minutes. People who were there are still telling the story... Why? Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.

I hope this encourages someone else like it did me...Brightest Blessings to all..Jinne

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 130 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 03/20/2006:
Hey Jinne,

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story with us. I loved it.

Jenny



jinne - Thursday Mar 16, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 330.0

Today was pretty slow. I somehow slept until 11am. Something I never do. But I look at it this way, my body must have needed the sleep badly. I didn't exercise like I wanted but I did walk to the bank, the long way, to and from work...so I guess I did get a little exercise in today. Tomorrow will be hectic with running around paying bills but I will make sure I park as far away from the doors as possible to any store I go to.lol. well have to go now. Hope all are doing great. brightest blessing to all. Jinne

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 130 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/16/2006:
Congratulations on your progress!


liza36 on 03/17/2006:
Excellent strategy to park far away and get extra walking in. Keep up the good job!


me_interrupted on 03/17/2006:
Hey - thanks for checking out my journal and offering up your support. We're a couple of newbies that I KNOW can make our goals happen!

I'm counting WW points right now, but I'm also trying to follow the "eat only when hungry, eat slow, and stop when satisfied (not full)" strategy. I see you've had problems counting calories before, so maybe this strategy might work for you? I find that I don't actually get hungry as often as I would think. And if that means I don't meet my minimum Points goal, then so be it. My body must not have needed it that day. (Then again some days, I'm ravenous, but then that's what Banked Points are for! LOL) I'm a strong believer that our bodies can regulate themselves, if only we can listen to them rather than our minds. (Which I struggle with every single minute!)


Maria7 on 03/17/2006:
That's a real good plan! I try to park away from the grocery stores and walk, too. It all helps. Have a great day!



jinne - Wednesday Mar 15, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 330.0

Hey all...I know I haven't written in a while but life got in the way. I have found out that I have a hard time counting calories so now I am just making sure I don't eat more than I should and only good things. No soda, or sugary foods. This seems to work better for me. Also now I am starting an exercise routine that I can actually do. I found it amazingly at the dollar store in town. It is a low impact cardio that helps those who don't have any cardio build theirs up..that's me..lol I also am trying yoga and of course wieght training. I have also found that Meditation every night is relaxing and helps me focus on me and my goals...It is my time to reflect only on me and no one else..everyone should have that kind of time every day..even if it is for 5 minutes or so. Well have a great day. talk to you all soon Jinne

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 130 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 03/16/2006:
Hey Jinne,

I was wondering what happened to ya, so Im glad to see you back here.

Your new plan sounds awesome. Keep us posted on your progress!

Jenny



jinne - Friday Mar 03, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 330.0

Well today was a spurg day. My mom and I went out shopping for the day and went to a china star buffet. I think I did pretty good. mostly veges and fruits but had had some soda, which I have said I wouldn't, and for dinner I had taco pie...loaded with cheese and sour cream. Well I guess one day won't hurt as long as I know that it isn't going to be the end of the world..lol..Start counting again in the morning. Have a great day to all Brightest Blessing Jinne

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 130 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/03/2006:
Where do you get the graph from? I've been looking on DD and haven't found it but I see that a lot have them in their entries. Glad you and your Mom got to spend some good time together today. My Mom and I did, also...I took her to the doctor...hopefully she'll be feeling better soon and we can go shopping, too! Have a good night!


Maria7 on 03/03/2006:
Thanks! I hope you have a good nite! Btw, I ate a pizza yesterday...it was a small one, but it was a WHOLE one!



jinne - Thursday Mar 02, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 330.0

1750 calories today. Very little exercise but at least I did do some. Tomorrow is free wieghts for upper and lower body. I feel good today. I have a tablet that I am keeping track of what I eat and how much. I also have been putting little cartoons around the house that are encouraging. I hope all is well with everyone else today. Brightest Blessing Jinne

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 130 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/03/2006:
Hi, I'm Maria...welcome to DD! Lots of inspiration and encouragement here!



jinne - Wednesday Mar 01, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 330.0

I lost 3 pounds!!!!!woooohooooo!!! I am soo proud of myself. calorie intake for the day was 1540. thats not too bad considering yesterdays was 914 calories and my range for calorie daily intake is 1700-2000. I seem to flucuate a lot and rarely make the 1500 or more..Today was different because we went out for steak and I went a little crazy. I am still drinking lots of green tea and water..actually feeling like I am floating half the time..lol...well talk to you all soon Jinne

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 130 lbs to go!

borntocry on 03/02/2006:
Yay!! Way to go, jinne!


sweetpea1977 on 03/02/2006:
Congratulations Jinne!

You are developing some good habits and techniques and it is paying off!

Keep it up!

Jenny



jinne - Wednesday Mar 01, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 333.0

I don't think dieting and PMS go together really well. I have stronger cravings for the things I shouldn't eat now than when I am not. It really is annoying but so far today I have done well. I went shopping and instead of soda and chocolate like I really wanted I got fresh fruit and lemon water. I stood in the store for 15 minutes debating. My poor husband was looking at me like I was insane. Will power is one of the hardest things to aquire when you have none.lol. But I am getting better. I have been obsessing over food more than normal lately because I have to pay attention to what I eat. I am constantly thinking of when and what I will be eating next. But I do have ways to avoid eating all the time now. I write, I crochet, Carve, make jewlery and other crafts. My husband thinks I have become ADD but I just have to keep busy in order to keep my mind off of dieting and food.lol. Well I should go. I hope all of you have a great day. Talk to you soon Jinne

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 133 lbs to go!


jinne - Tuesday Feb 28, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 333.0

Well, I made chili tonight, and had a bowl and a half. Not good in the way of restraint. But I did keep the calories under 1900. I also drank 4 ltrs. of water. thank goodness for lemon otherwise I would be sick of drinking. well gonna go for now. bb in the morning. Jinne

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 133 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 02/28/2006:
Hello there.. Chilli sounds so good.. but not on my menu.. waaaa..lol. but thats ok.. I wanted to wish you luck hun.. I hope this helps you.. I am in the 300's as well and just started to watch my carbs a week ago Monday.. and I have to tell you.. when I woke up this past Monday.. I was full of energy.. I was lovin it.. :O)..good luck hun and BE STRONG.. you CAN do this!!.. hugsss



jinne - Tuesday Feb 28, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 333.0

Well so far today I have been doing pretty good. I have stuck with drinking my tea and water no sodas..woohooo...I did skip breakfast though so that wasn't all that great. Lunch I made left-over turkey into a sandwich, actually 2 sandwiches. I was really hungary because I skipped breakfast. I will have to try harder on getting my meals straight. No exercise yet today. That I do in the evenings because then when I am done with my exercises I meditate to relax. It helps a lot to be able to relax even for 5-10 minutes with meditation. well, for now that is all...oh and for those who like the dress, It was my wedding dress and now I use it for special occasions. ty for your comments Jinne

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 133 lbs to go!

atkins girl on 02/28/2006:
you might not realize it but you've accomplished your first goal, and that is that you want to loose weight,thats something to be proud of in itself, once you grasp a diet plan that both you and your body agree upon all your goals and dreams will happen,there are many food plans and diet plans, to try out, whats good for one my not be good for the other.good luck in your journey



jinne - Monday Feb 27, 2006
(Working on the eat less exercise more)
Weight: 333.0

I am starting everything tomorrow morning over again..hopefully this journal will help me with keeping track of everything. I was anerexic between the ages of 13-17. Now I am 133 pounds over weight. The funny thing is, is that I don't eat enough even now..but I have trouble getting motivated to exercise. I have lots of good intentions but no one to really incourage me to keep going...I don't want to be heavy for the rest of my life..I want to be healthy again..well enough whinning for now..I will be back tomorrow to record more. Jinne

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 133 lbs to go!

jinglebell on 02/27/2006:
Hi Jinne, we would definitely love to be the ones to encourage you, and vice versa. I heard somewhere that if you go into a diet thinking about wanting to be healthier rather than just wanting to be skinny, making healthy food choices and so on, you get more out of it. So let's both get healthy for our future, family and friends.


borntocry on 02/28/2006:
Hi Jinne,

I like the dresses you and your friend are wearing in your picture. Very nice!

I have also had "issues" with food ever since my early teens, and don't want to spend the rest of my life like that. If you really want to be healthy and all you lack is encouragement, you've come to the right place because all the support and encouragement on this website really does make a difference! When I first joined, two years ago, I was so lazy that I literally couldn't reach out an arm to grab the remote control and change the channel when a Mariah Carey video came on TV. Now, I am running in a half-marathon on Sunday! It's hard to believe, but I couldn't have done it without my friends here and their constant support.

If you stick to this, there's no knowing what you will be doing two years from now, too! Good luck!


sweetpea1977 on 02/28/2006:
Welcome to DD's! You have definitely come to the right place for encouragement. Keep us updated on your exercise, your daily/weekly food plan, your daily/weekly/monthly goals, and of course any struggles and and your triumphs, no matter how big or small they are!

I look forward to your next entry!

Best wishes!

Jenny

PS. I love the picture of you and your friends. Your outfits Rock!


biscottibody59 on 02/28/2006:
Welcome to DDs--you can do this. Set one or two realistic things you want to accomplish with exercise or whatever and see how you do. It's not easy, but you're worth it! Glad you're here!



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