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legcramps - Tuesday Dec 14, 2004

Weight: 128.5

One beautiful December evening Huan Cho and his girlfriend Jung Lee were sitting by the side of the ocean. It was a romantic full moon, when Huan Cho said "Hey baby, let's play Weeweechu."

"Oh no, not now, lets look at the moon" said Jung Lee.

"Oh, c'mon baby, let's you and I play Weeweechu. I love you and it's the perfect time," Huan Cho begged.

"But I rather just hold your hand and watch the moon."

"Please Jung Lee, just once play Weeweechu with me."

Jung Lee looked at Huan Chi and said, "OK, we'll play Weeweechu."

Huan Cho grabbed his guitar and they both sang...

"Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year." ______________________________________________________________________


Did I say I was on track yesterday?

Everything was going alright. I had a mug of tea, my regular piece of toast for breakfast, I made chicken with couscous and cooked carrots and celery, and had salad as well for dinner. Then I had dessert. An ice cream cup. Which is still alright, because they're low cal, low fat, and I think one cup is around 100cals. But then BF left and took the dog for a walk. Why didn't I just go with them????? NOOOO, instead I needed to have another ice cream cup. Why didn't I at least go downstairs (walk a measly 20 stairs) and do some exercising??? Instead I flitted between sitting on the couch and walking over to the chocolate jar. I had three pieces of chocolate before forcing myself to stop grazing. But that's not all...

About one hour later, bored and with nothing to do (of course, there's cleaning, laundry, wrapping, and dog grooming to do), I decide that i'm still hungry and make myself one of those microwave individual pizza things. And yes, I ate it all.

I feel terrible today and I know why. Mondays are my toughest challenge so far, just getting back on track after Sunday. I guess from now on i'll have to try and limit what I have on Sunday so that moving into Monday won't be so terribly hard. I almost feel like crying, but I know that it won't help and I know that this doesn't mean i'm a failure - but I sure feel like one right now, you know? I can sure forget about my wonderful low of 128.5 now.

The important thing is to keep going. Don't worry, I know, i've said it myself hundreds of times. And I will. But I just want to wallow in my misery and self-pity for just a little longer today.

Plan for today: 2 mugs tea, 2L water, vitamins, toast for breakfast, baby carrots, chicken with couscous, salad, cook dinner because there aren't enough leftovers (same thing as yesterday), do laundry, clean kitchen, wrap gifts, take dog for walk. If time after this (ya right), start cleaning living room and dining room area, and haul clothes upstairs where they're supposed to be, instead of on the stairs.

Have a good day everyone - this will be a great week!

geevee on 12/14/2004:
I cut and pasted Weweechu for all my South Florida friends. They'll LOVE it! It has the same effect as "epeeki pani?" (Do you speak Spanish?)

Becca27 on 12/15/2004:
LOL at joke. That's cute. I heard you're going to try books on tape for your cardio workouts. It works wonderfully for me and now geevee likes it, too. Nourish your brain and body at the same time!! You mapped out a good "bounce-back" plan yesterday. I hope you stuck to it!! Have another great one today!

legcramps - Monday Dec 13, 2004

Weight: 128.5

Hello all.

I had an alright weekend, although yesterday I managed to throw all caution to the wind and have myself a mini-binge. I had a balogne sandwich on rye bread for lunch, then two pieces of pepperoni pizza, then a smokie on a piece of rye bread, and then two servings of chips. It's bound to happen, so i'm not going to beat myself up. I'll just try that much harder this coming weekend to ward off those evil spirits that have my taste buds at their mercy.

Anyhow, back at it today of course, and it looks like it may be a good day. It's only 9:15 here, but i'm going to go ahead and say it anyways. Tonight i'm cooking chicken, I have to do laundry and dishes, do the grocery shopping and keep on wrapping gifts. I got the rest of my shopping done on Saturday and now I have one gift left. Now I just have to wrap everything! This week i'm going to clean BF's place up so that we can start to look forward to Christmas instead of always thinking about what we still have to do/clean/prepare. At least the cleaning will be out of the way then. Since i'm off on Friday, i'm going to start my christmas baking as well. I'm on track this week ladies. Which means nasty TOM will rear it's head and threaten to throw me off. But this week, i'm ready for anything....

smiley2 on 12/13/2004:
Glad you had an ok weekend. Im so tired today, i packed till 2am last night. We are leaving on Thursday!

Anyways your binge doesnt seem bad, seriously, usually its bad when you eat your binge foods as well as breakfast lunch and dinner, and this doesnt seem to be the case here:) Good luck with all the cleaning! You are organized!!!

geevee on 12/13/2004:
You had what I call a "bread day".When that happens there is just no controlling it for me. I can't seem to get enough "dough" in me and want one sandwich after another.

Hey! your weight is going down! And what a good time for that to happen!

biscottibody59 on 12/13/2004:
Despite the pizza and such, I'm sure you'll bounce back easily--and you've got alot to keep yourself busy with--sounds like!

Have a good one and keep up the good work!

Becca27 on 12/14/2004:
Hi Legcramps,

Mini-binges are better than Mega-binges, right? Your schedule sounds as crazy as mine! I love Christmas, but sometimes the "festivities" and obligations get out of control. I hope that you can manage TOM well and stay on track! Have a great day!

legcramps - Friday Dec 10, 2004

Weight: 128.5

Oh Happy Day!

What six colours are on the classic Campbell's soup label?

Blue, red, white, yellow, black,& gold ______________________________________________________________________

I need to take measurements again, but i'm lazy so it will have to wait.

Yesterday, again, was a success. I'm on a roll (knock on wood): 1 mug tea, 2L water, 2pc toast, 2oz mozza cheese, 1c soup, a few baby carrots, 1c coffee with 1t sugar, 1 porkchop with 3/4c of corn, cooked carrots, and mushroom soup mix. I fully intended on making chicken, but when I looked in the freezer there was none to be had. I'm just about out of vegetables, too. And bread. It's grocery shopping time.

Today: 1pc toast with light margarine, 2 mugs tea, 2L water, 1/2 c soup, 1/2 tuna salad sandwich. Dinner will either be porkchops again or a sub on the way to wallyball tonight. 2 hours of that and i'll be wiped for the entire weekend.

This is how my day went yesterday: I got home around 5pm, started dinner, changed, suited up to go outside, took the dog with me and shovelled the driveway. By the time 6pm rolled around, BF was home from work and helped me out with the last of it. We got that done and then went inside to eat. After eating, BF took off to volleyball (we play at different times) and I suited up again and took Chewie for a walk. Well. What a walk it was. The sidewalks were piled high with snow and every road I chose to walk down seemed to be the busiest street in town! So we really roughed it, ploughing through the snow. Sometimes I would walk on the edge of the road and Chewie would choose to walk in the snow. We walked to my mother's and picked up some things I needed for the wedding next weekend, then headed back home. I was dead tired and sweating by the time we got back, and BF was already finished volleyball and back home! It was close to 8:30pm by then. No cleaning for me. Anyways, I got ready for volleyball and headed to the gym. It took half an hour for them to get the nets up (that just shows how 'recreational' our league is), so our games got pushed back as well, and I finished around 11pm. I was dragging my butt for the last 15 minutes! When I finally got home, I literally fell into bed. No relax time for me yesterday, and today doesn't look much better. Hope you are all having a wonderful Friday! Have a great weekend!

geevee on 12/10/2004:
I like that new weight!

biscottibody59 on 12/10/2004:
Please forgive me for not remembering which province you're in--sounds like a ton of snow already--you're a gem for getting your dog out--Chewie must have had a blast!

Have a good weekend yourself!

MAYBELL on 12/10/2004:
I read alot of your entries starting at may14,2004 you weighed 142,your diet journey gives me so much inspiration,your commitment is for me to envey,I wish to do the same.you go girl.

legcramps - Thursday Dec 09, 2004

Weight: 130.0

What six colours are on the classic Campbell's soup label? ______________________________________________________________________

Day 3 of 13.

I had a wonderful day again yesterday, though not without some temptation: 1 cup fruit punch, 2 mugs tea, 2L water, 1pc toast with light margarine, 1c salad without dressing, 1oz turkey, 1/2 tuna salad sandwich, 1c soup. I also tried bites of a perogy, a meatball, and a few pieces of buttered popcorn. All said, I think I avoided temptation quite well yesterday.

Plan: 2 mugs tea, 2L water, 1pc toast, 1c soup, salad with chicken, carrots.

I need to do some cleaning up. The kitchen and the living room are in dire need of straightening, and Chewie's back porch definitely needs the vacuum rolled over it. I have volleyball tonight, but it doesn't start until 9pm so hopefully i'll get some cleaning in before that. I also have to pick up a camcorder tonight, cook dinner (chicken) and take Chewie for a walk. Here comes that feeling of hopelessness again.....

Watched the Bourne Supremacy (sp?) last night. I thought it was pretty good, just as good as the first one. We took Chewie for a walk and tried to wear him out. Unfortunately, I got worn out way before he did, so we had to run him back and forth between us so that he'd get more exercise. He was very excited about going for a walk last night because it was snowing and the ground was thick with it. He jumped around and played in it the whole time. That little puppy loves snow! I shouldn't say little - we weighed him last night on my scale and it shows that he's 35lbs already! Four months old. Imagine when he's a year old. I'm guessing he'll be around 60lbs in no time.

Here's to today - that it will be just as good as the beginning of the week was. Good luck all!

geevee on 12/09/2004:
Don't think about what you have to do or nothing at all will get done. Put yourself in auto-mode and just start. It's the only way.

geevee on 12/09/2004:
Don't think about what you have to do or nothing at all will get done. Put yourself in auto-mode and just start. It's the only way.

TheMother on 12/09/2004:
Little Chewie sure is growing fast - that's because he's being well taken care of and just loves his new family. I don't know how you're able to drink all of that water plus tea! I drink 32 oz. of water and I feel like my eyeballs are drowning in fluid. Of course I also have three rather large cups of decafe coffee too.

Glad you're doing well.


geevee on 12/09/2004:
ps - Thanks so much for your kind comments. As a dieter, you know how few and far between the compliments are. We have to grab at them whenever. Tomorrow, I'll have to make clear the reason for my comments today. So many dieters start out thinking only in terms of "what they look like". I on the otherhand, started out thinking in terms of HEALTH. I'll talk more about this tomorrow.

BTW - That snow and cold weather that Chewie so enjoys sounds wonderful to me, not for swimming of course! Gasp! Gasp! I can't even look at a wetsuit!

smiley2 on 12/10/2004:
The answer to your riddle: 2? lol red and white. I dunno, never had Campbell's back in South Africa.

Anyways, i did ok today, gonna make my update in few. You only start volleyball at 9, where do you get the energy? Good going, have a great weekend and keep up the good job, you are going to be in the 120's soon (i think you already are:)

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 08, 2004

Weight: 130.0

When you are sad.....I will dry your tears. When you are scared.....I will comfort your fears. When you are worried.....I will give you hope. When you are confused.....I will help you cope. And when you are lost....And can't see the light. I shall be your beacon.....Shining ever so bright. This is my oath.....I pledge till the end. Why you may ask?.....Because you're my friend. ______________________________________________________________________

Yesterday was so great: 2 mugs tea, 2pc toast with light margarine, 1c salad with ranch dressing, 2c baby carrots, a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, 1c coffee with 1t sugar. 2L water.

I went shopping and got a good amount of my christmas shopping done, and when I got home I even wrapped most of it. That makes me feel so much more in control of everything now.

Plan for today: 2 mugs tea, 1pc toast with light margarine, 1c soup, 2c salad, baby carrots, possibly a sandwich from the cafeteria. My lunch is paid for today, some sort of Christmas thank you from our employers. Works for me, but i'm not having anything I don't want!

Chewie was out at the farm the other day and got kicked HARD by a cow. Sure, he knows not to go near them now, but man I thought he was a goner. He was bleeding from the mouth and one of his eyes was dark red and puffy. Poor little thing got a lot of cuddling from me, that's for sure!

I couldn't help but weigh myself last night, and it read 129! At night! Stay strong everyone!

smiley2 on 12/08/2004:
WOW 129 at night means you should at least weigh 2 pounds less in the mornings, so 127! Good going! I am also going to finish my Xmas shopping tommorow, gonna take off work early, i need to feel more in control. Have a good day!

Umpqua on 12/08/2004:
I'm so sorry about Chewie - it's too bad they have to learn these things the hard way. My mom's puppy got gored by a deer last spring - he knows better than to have a showdown with one of those guys again! Great news on your weight, it sounds like you've been eating really well. Keep up the great work.

geevee on 12/08/2004:
Good control yesterday and today! The scale even showed its appreciation.

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 07, 2004

Weight: 130.0

I found a penny today, just laying on the ground. But it's not just a penny, this little coin I've found.

Found pennies come from heaven, that's what my Grandpa told me. He said Angels toss them down. Oh, how I loved that story.

He said when an Angel misses you, they toss a penny down. Sometimes just to cheer you up, to make a smile from a frown.

So, don't pass by that penny, when you 're feeling blue. It may be a penny from heaven, that an Angel's tossed to you. ______________________________________________________________________

Day 2 of 13.

Yesterday I 'gave myself a little rope' (thanks smiley!) and had two bowls of soup instead of the chicken and corn that I was planning. I made the soup myself, with a little help from a litre of low sodium chicken broth. I made vegetable soup, and once I had the first bowl I couldn't help but pour myself another! I still made the chicken and beans actually instead of corn, and i'll probably have that today. Other than that, I was on plan yesterday and even had 3L of water!

Plan: 2 mugs tea, 2L water, 2pc toast with light margarine, salad and chicken, carrots.

Again I brought 1.5L of water and a mug of tea to work with me. I bought these 5 calorie certs the other day and opened them up and got a wickedly strong smell wafting towards my nose. Oy! They're black licorice flavored! I hate black licorice! What am I supposed to do with them now? Darn, such a good thing gone to waste, just like that.

I am not going to be ready for Christmas. I'm going out of my mind with panic. Oh, it hurts just thinking about everything I still need to do.

Becca27 on 12/08/2004:
Hi Legcramps,

Some days I feel like I've been hit on the head with a penny that was meant to encourage me.

Thanks for your kind words lately. They've been so encouraging. I've been so down, it was impossible for me to come in here and try to be upbeat and cheerful to others. I caught up on your entries and loved all of the quotes from Maya Angelou. Yesterday, I was watching Oprah's Etiquette show, and all of the "experts" were talking about the best advice they've ever received. Oprah said, her's came from Maya Angelou who said, "Believe someone when they SHOW you who they are, the first time."

You can send your black licorice to me. I just love it! Then again, I've never met sugar I didn't like.

I hope that the next few weeks, leading up to the wedding, go well for you. I know you can do it! Keep up the great work and have a wonderful day!!

legcramps - Monday Dec 06, 2004

Weight: 130.0

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. There on television, she said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day...like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. Maya Angelou said this:

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."

"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as "making a life."

"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. "

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back."

"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."

"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."

"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."

"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ______________________________________________________________________

I had a pretty decent weekend. Friday night for the stagette they pre-ordered food and I didn't have much of a choice in eating. There wasn't any salad either. It was all deep-fried stuff: onion rings, cauliflower, zuchinni, mozzasticks, mushrooms. And it was all with dip. I didn't have any dip, and I picked out 4 onion rings and a couple of other items, then called it a day. Not much for dinner, but i'd rather not eat anything than eat junk like that! I hate hate hate deep fried stuff (besides french fries, of course). Saturday I took it easy as well, had a ham and cheese sub on brown and a bowl of soup (chicken rice), then later on had another bowl of soup (cream of broccoli). Yesterday I had a 6" sub for lunch AND for dinner, and a bowl of soup afterwards. I also snacked on around three servings of chips while watching movies. I can't say that was great, but the weekend was far more a success than in other instances that I won't name.

Today's plan: carrots, 1pc toast with light margarine, chicken, possibly with corn, salad with mushrooms and light ranch dressing. 2L water. I brought a mug of tea and 1.5L of water to work with me.

I will stay on track today. I have only two more weeks until BF's brother's wedding. The countdown begins. Today is Day 1 of 13.

Umpqua on 12/06/2004:
That's exactly how I feel about the counting. And plus when I'm doing it daily I tend to talk about it all the time to my hubby, family, etc. until I'm sure they're ready to shoot me! I think you have a good idea there - doing it every once in a while just to make sure everything is in check.

smiley2 on 12/07/2004:
Seriously, i do find comfort and wisdom from the words you write many days. Thank you. In a strange way, it makes me accept myself more. Im still in a bad quater life crises lol!

Hang in there with the weight loss and allow yourself some rope....

legcramps - Friday Dec 03, 2004

Weight: 130.0

"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'" --Dave Barry ______________________________________________________________________

Chewie gave me a look last night that said 'My God, I'm right! I AM smarter than you!'. And then I whistled at him and he cocked his head and stared at me. It's supposed to be his call to come. I think we're going through the terrible three-month's.

Yesterday: BF ate the rest of the chicken and potatoes, so I made hamburger helper for dinner and added a 5-grain bun to that. I drank 2L water and 2 mugs of tea.

Today: 2pc toast with light margarine, 2 5-grain buns and a large salad, possibly with grilled chicken. 2 mugs of tea and 2L water.

I changed my weight, but I probably shouldn't have. I weighed myself not this morning, but last night just before jumping in the shower after volleyball. I weighed 130 even then, so I know I must be under that, but I don't want to guess so i'll just change it to what my weigh-in was. Volleyball was great last night! I even remember getting into my car to go home afterwards and thinking I wouldn't want to play with any other team. We just clicked, and even though I think we only won half our games, we were playing really well together. I got two huge spikes, was set up perfectly for them, and laid to waste the opposition. It was such a great feeling, especially since my spiking has been lacking in everything, including talent.

Tonight is the stagette; hopefully i'll be able to get some dancing in, and tomorrow i'll be christmas shopping in the city. The weather is good today - 6 degrees celsius is the high, but it will probably start raining later on, which means it might get icy tonight.


smiley2 on 12/03/2004:
Its weekend!!!!!! Im so relieved. Anyways you asked about when we are going to Europe etc. Well we are leaving to SA on Dec 16h and only come back to the US on Jan 19th 05.. We are getting married in Cape Town on a winefarm Jan 8th.

Then we will most probably work here in the US for another 6 months till next year June before we move to Europe. We are planning on working there and travelling for at least a year and then go back to settle in SA. Lifeplans, lifeplans, lifeplans lol.

On the diet front, you must be in the 120's!!! Keep up the good work and have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 on 12/03/2004:
Cold-eeeeeeee! Sounds like you had a good night--hope you have a good time (but not TOO good) at your party tonight!

About your comments, I have no clue what causes this hunger sometimes. And I don't have the patience to track it either. I do enough stuff that probably sounds way too anal-retentive to the average person--haha!

I think it starts out as physical hunger and then I eat, but then I decide I want something else. The thing I did differently yesterday was to cut down the portion of the "something else." A small victory!

Umpqua on 12/03/2004:
Thanks for your support as always. Things are crazy as ever around my house and we just knocked down a wall in the kitchen. We're going to gut it and rebuild everything ourselves - huge project! In the meantime I'm using the downstairs kitchen while also painting and cleaning down there...I'm determined not to let it interfere with cooking healthy meals though.

Sorry to hear Chewie is challenging you. My dog was 2 when we adopted him and I actually had to prove physcially that I was boss. He immediately deferred to my hubby (who's 6 ft 4) but thought he could growl at me and disobey. I actually had to pick him up off the ground, look him in the eye and tell him he better not try to cross me. Haven't had those kinds of problems since! Congrats on the volleyball and the spiking - that's something I've never been able to do properly. And I hope you have a great time at the stagette whether you decide to imbibe or not. Cheers!

legcramps - Thursday Dec 02, 2004

Weight: 129.5

"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar." --Drew Carey ______________________________________________________________________

I don't want to complain in here, but i'm really p'd off right now. I'm stuck in a tight spot, catch 22, and right now I really hate my job. The lines of communication have gone dead, and i'm stuck sitting at the other end of the phone repeating over and over 'hello?'....'hello?'.

Yesterday: 2L water, 2 cinnamin buns, 2pc toast with light margarine, 2oz roasted chicken and 1c potatoes, 1c salad with mushrooms and light ranch dressing, 1 mug tea.

Thanks becca, the cinnamin buns are gone now. I told BF that if he didn't eat them I was going to throw them away. He ate them, pdq too!

Today: 2pc toast with light margarine, 2oz chicken, 1c potatoes, 1c salad with mushrooms and light ranch dressing. 3L water, 2 mugs tea.

I brought a mug of green tea and 1.5L water to work with me this morning, and I plan on not leaving at lunchtime until all the containers are empty. I even remembered to take my vitamins this morning.

I was having problems this morning logging on to the site, so that's why i'm journaling so much later. I have 2.5 hours of volleyball to play tonight, whoosh i'll be exhausted after that. I also have a decision to make tomorrow....

I have a stagette to attend on Friday night. We'll be going out for dinner (i'll order a salad), but we'll also be kicking it up in the bars. My choices are: limited number of drinks, no drinks at all, out and out drinking binge. The problem with all of these choices? Limitations are not my strength, nothing at all means i'll be getting hassled for brown-nosing (BF's mother will be there), drinking binge - well, we all know what the problem with that is. I made the decision yesterday to not drink at all, but my mind changes as fast as lightning strikes the earth. I'm just at such a loss right now - I can't make decisions very well and this is a big one for me.

Well, I suppose time will tell. Have a wonderful, strong day today my fellow diarists.

Penguin_14 on 12/02/2004:
Thanks for your comments. Yeah, being scared is not an excuse to eat things I shouldn't. I'm always working on the emotional eating thing. I'm feeling pretty good tonight.

I hope things get better with your job. I've worked in some places that weren't the greatest either. I'm thankful for the job I have now. I've been there a long time. I hope things work out for you, too.

Have a good evening.

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 01, 2004

Weight: 129.5

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Wal-Mart. We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. The little voice was so sweet...

"Mom, let's run through the rain," she said.

"What?" Mom asked.

"Let's run through the rain!" She repeated.

"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied.

This young child waited about another minute and repeated: "Mom, let's run through the rain."

"We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.

"No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning," the young girl said.

"This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?"

"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, "If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything!"

The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly...Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.

"Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom said.

Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.


Yesterday: too much pizza, 6" ham and cheese sub on whole wheat, toast and peanut butter, coffee, cinammin bun.

Today so far: toast with light margarine, cinammin bun.

I need to make dinner tonight because otherwise i'll be eating that microwave pizza 'til the sun goes down. Went to grandma's house yesterday and brought back cinammin buns and 5-grain dinner buns. Like I needed more bread products. The coming weekend is fast approaching and i'm feeling like i've got nothing to show for the week. There has been no hard work on my part, no effort shown to exercise, no dog walking no nothing! Chewie was out at the farm all day yesterday and was so tired when he came home that he layed on top of me and fell right asleep. Gosh, he was even snoring! There was no way I was going to get him up to go for a walk. I'm glad he's at least getting HIS exercise....

I think that pizza is making me feel really blah today. I HAVE to stop eating that stuff. Mind over matter....

Okay, all I need to do to get back on track is drink some water. It's that simple. So start gulping.

Becca27 on 12/01/2004:
I just read that same story recently. It's very sweet. Why would you bring home cinamon buns??? You know better than that!! Throw them out right now. really. go. do it. Pizza really isn't a horrible food choice in moderation. Have some water for me. :-)

geevee on 12/01/2004:
Nice story! I enjoyed it.

About the Biltmore. I could get my cardio in on the elliptical or treadmill but I really prefer swimming. After 15min.on the elliptical, I'm ready to call it quits altho I do like the exercise and how revved up it gets me. I also do the machines - the "Circuit" which coveres all main muscle groups. I started trying to do that 3 times a week two weeks ago. That takes about a half hour and there are other machines I can add onto my list. There are also a couple of yoga-type classes (yogalates and pilates plus aerobic workout). It seems so hard to re-establish a habit once it's broken! Part of the the problem is, it's Dec. and there's a lot to do. It's been a beautiful day so maybe the water will be nice again tomorrow.

smiley2 on 12/02/2004:
Where do you get those nice stories from, its really inspirational and its great that you actually take the time to put them in here!

My downfall was carbs as well and i went through extreme hardship to "rid" myself of all the bad carbs. Its good to have some pizza or something to spoil yourself though once in a while, so dont take it out of your diet completely.

To answer your question. Yes i was born in South Africa and only came to the US last year. I met my fiance (also South African) online and i came here to be with him. So now we are both working here. We are planning to go to England next year to work for a few months and then probably back to SA. I love it here, but sometimes i miss the "European" lifestyle, dunno if you know what i mean hehe. Well gotta go, i need some sleep!

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