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thinnside40 - Sunday Apr 25, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 219.0

Going to be gone most of the day today again... Told hubby last night that it has been about 2 months since there has been 1 day that I have stayed home all day... My oh my how life changes quickly...

Today's bizziness brings with it, the second Sunday to be traveling a ways for church service...This is perfectly a fine & refreshing change in our lives that has been a decision for the betterment of our family.... Then not such a good thing, but for a good reason...A CELEBRATION POTLUCK back closer to home!!!! Put on by some marvelous cooks & we are most all in the same boat of overweight/obese.. The main host is a vegetarian, but a sugar lover & still cooks a mean spread....Not sure what I'm going to swing by the store to get healthy & nutritious yet....I usually cook up a storm, but I resign to realizing my time is so thin anymore these days between work,family @ home & @ dad & mom's 2-3 times a week...Ugh,  for my sanity I cannot push myself beyond impossible limits anymore and survive to enjoy myself when it's time to...

I WILL BE A GOOD GIRL WITH MY EATING in MODERATION....It is feeling too good to be back to the way I should be. I don't want to ruin it by eating things that mess me up..... 

O.K. so I best be getting some breakfast before the clock runs away with the time... Wish you all a healthy & happy day!


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 64 lbs to go!

i_believe on 04/26/2010:
hang in there, thanks again for all the support, it's beyond appreciated xo

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/26/2010:
sorry to hear of the little guy's passing! :-(

good job avoiding eating excess foods in the face of sadness. you did good. i've been relying a bit on the sodas as well to get me through, the diet sodas. try to get some sleep so you are not running ragged!

I_believe on 04/27/2010:
i appreciate you too ;))) post more often, i look forward to them...

grumpy on 04/27/2010:
xoxoxoxo sorry about the doggie. all doggies go to heaven :)

thinnside40 - Friday Apr 23, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 219.0

My lil' man Opie passed away yesterday afternoon as we napped & cuddled on the bed... The photo is of him with my mom last October when we went wood cutting...He was mom's "Princess" for the day, cause she thought he was her toy poodle... Good memories!

So, today comes with bags under the eyes & swollen eyelids... Of course sad things happen at my hormonal peak never fail... This will pass and I must keep my chin up to keep from falling down in my living healthy. Caught myself wanting to munch away the sadness & quench the monthly munchies all at the same time yesterday..  Stopped by the mini mart to get a Diet Pepsi on the way home from work, knowing that the afternoon was going to be a long one. Better than the burritos, egg rolls, etc that was so tempting.... That in itself makes me feel much better knowing I had utilized my willpower.....We all have it, just have to reach deep & deeper to grab it sometimes. Didn't eat lunch...Ate a handful of Planters Chile Lime Almonds mid-evening before supper of LS Progresso Chicken n Wild Rice Soup & Albacore Tuna with fresh Tomato Sandwich.... Ended the night with a 100 calorie Ice Cream Sandwich....

Off to work lots earlier than usual, as hubby is home to see Meg off for school today...Yay! Feels odd to be going to work and he staying home...The first week I began working, he started 6 days a week... Going to make it through this day with working hard & coming home to maybe do some planting of new perenniels that need a decent burial.... :-) Pending no blustery winds.....


1 Egg/2 Whites, Oat n Honey Toast...Coffee

SF Skinny Oregon Chai Tea


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 64 lbs to go!

panda22 on 04/23/2010:
Awww so sorry to hear about your loss =( Pets become part of our families and losing them is devastating. Hang in there and just remember all of the good memories that you were talking about, he was lucky to have such great people caring for and loving him!

hollybelle on 04/23/2010:
Ohhhh - chile lime almonds! Makes my mouth water. Sorry about Odie! He sure was sweet looking. Have a good weekend!

hollybelle on 04/23/2010:
Make that - sorry about Opie!

hollybelle on 04/23/2010:
I'm going to had to get those almonds! BTW a friend of mine also works as Hallmark Rep!

biscottibody59 on 04/24/2010:
Sorry to hear about your puppy dog--hang in there!

Hope your day is going well today!

thinnside40 - Thursday Apr 22, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 219.0

Hello!.... Figured I would stop by while I had a few extra moments.... Been working & keeping busy.... Weather has been cooler with rain and fierce winds... Need to do yard work badly and just can't..... Do have 30#'s of asparagus to pickle though, so maybe it's best to not have nicer weather temptation....

Been doing pretty good with the healthy choices on a daily basis.... Walking briskly when I work, etc..... Going to dad & mom's on days off to help out with inside/out...

B.P. is staying under control....

Hubby isn't working as long of hours and going back to 4 days of 10 hours.... Hopefully we can start walking together again in the evenings....

I won't hear anything from my testing for a couple more weeks, so I guess they didn't see anything majorly wrong to warn me about...I don't like waiting though! :-)

Dealing with a butcher knife stabbed palm (FYI~ this redneck use duct tape in a pinch...LOL),few "spells", "the monthly hormonal dread" and a sickly dog are my only complaints since you heard from me last....Still alive & kicking though.. I'm thankful....

Well, I  must be getting ready for work.. Have a good day.....


Lightly Frosted Mini-Wheats (these dont' have sodium~ yay!),Walnuts,NSA Fruit Cocktail...Coffee




Water = 80-100 oz.


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 64 lbs to go!

i_believe on 04/22/2010:

panda22 on 04/23/2010:
Happy Friday Thin! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Great job keeping up with the food/exercise!

thinnside40 - Friday Apr 16, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 221.0

Had a good day yesterday.....Hectic with loads of freight, but went by fast..... Oh ya and the manager came into town... Everything is fine & she's happy as punch with my store.... Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, to go work for a couple hours and have a free afternoon for today....No more run-away carts or manager suprises is all I want.. Yes,run-away cart.... I walk pretty swift & aparently too fast as I lost a few empty boxes that I went to retrieve, but the cart kept going with the full boxes....Ran over my foot when I stopped it from piling into a endcap..... Sore, but tolerable...I will slow down....It was a good thing as laughter came out of it at myself and one of the Walmart workers that was watching me.... I enjoy this job so much and have a good time with the employees, despite not being a Walmart employee....Been so many years since I've felt this much an adult and/or parent to my own kids.... Childcare took both away from me as an enjoyment in the last 5 years of the 15 I did it... Not anymore! I loved those kids, don't get me wrong, but one doesn't realize how much of theirselves gets zapped out of them until being away from it for a while.... I get emotional when I'm actually just being "mom" doing things I've always done, but now it's without anybody else in the background to take the 100% attention away. Feels sooooooo good!

Yesterday afternoon I ate 12 Almonds (Sea Salt/Olive Oil by Planters)....@ 6 p.m. I ate a 5 oz. popcorn shrimp after shopping & on the way home...Just wasn't hungry most of the day....Ate 3 Milton's WG Crackers with Dried Tomato Hummus & an Orange for supper...


1 Egg/2 Whites,WW Toast, LS V-8......Coffee

Home fixed Skinny Chai Tea



Water = 80-100oz.


Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 66 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 04/16/2010:
Thanks for the comment you left me. It made me laugh...I really needed that! :)

Im looking forward to the day where I can do non-mom things on a regular basis. Once my kid(s) is/are in school, Im going to find a fun and rewarding job. Dont get me wrong, I LOVE being my son's mom, but there are days that I want more for myself. Sometimes, I feel lost like I dont know who I am anymore. Thats why I am thankful for my husband who always encourages me to go out and enjoy a "me" day. Its nice going out kid-free and hanging out with other adults every so often. :) Anyway, Im glad you are able to do that for yourself. Im sure it makes you feel more like a whole and balanced person. :)

thinnside40 - Thursday Apr 15, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 221.0


A tad loooooooooooong today

Yesterdays plan of letting the day unfold after the health screen consisted of my car leading me to my parent's house.... It was a good day with them... I painted with ice cream, got some in my hair and messed up my manicure with it.... Ha! ice cream is the color name he has used for years with house projects, but coincidently mom's favorite food.... Dad had new windows put in Tuesday, was scrambling to get the house back in order and needing to take care of outside spraying, weed-whipping, etc...  Not knowing I was coming, frazzeled when I got there... He was so relieved when I simply asked what he wanted me to do.... Dug out the paint, rolled up the sleeves & got it done. Made mom sit in the same room I was in to allow some interaction no matter how minimal she participates.... When I talked with my g'ma later in the day, she told me she had told him earlier that day that "maybe Jerri can help you"...To which he responded.."mom, she is working and has her family"..So, when I decided to go when I had really no intention of it, I know it was by the grace of God leading me to help out & relieve dad's frazzle...That makes my heart flutter & my soul happy to know little ole me can be allowed the blessing of making a difference and make someone smile & feel relief of stress by just simple tasks... People realize that no matter how little or how big you set out to be a blessing in task, visit or just being...You will come back being blessed overflowing! {{{goosepimples}}}

Made it home in time to get Ben back to town for his date, went to the thrift store with Meg ( got a like-new Q sized down blanket for $8 YeeHAW) & stopped by McDonalds for her McTeacher night..... All day I had told myself I was going to get a burger & fries, cause I hadn't eaten much all day & I hadn't had them in a long while (they are my fav of all time)..... Huh, came time I had talked myself out of it.....Did eat a few fries,drank a sm. SF Vanilla Latte, but came home to fix a Tilapia Sandwich of my own..... Had a small weird spell on the way home, but got through it.... Chalked it up to not eating breakfast, eating a dab @ dad & mom's, paint fumes, being on my feet several hours and finally landing @ home @ 8:00 p.m. to cuddle on the couch with my cleaned (disinfected)blankie...

When I say "spell" with myself. I'm talking about a sensation of the feeling of total body tingle from head to toe that comes over me unexpectadely & sometimes when I feel wonderful....It comes after I have a twinge in my legs, sometimes a funny feeling in the front of my face, sometimes just a warm sensation all over then  I get short lived  headaches with it in different locations of the head. I have constant neck pain on the left side that has been chalked up to tension as well as the headaches... Sometimes chest tightness, heart quiver (not pain or flutter, just like when your so cold that your heart quivers with your body) & the sudden urge to pee or have extreme gas and the most recent added trouble of high B.P. & super rapid heart-rate accompanying.... So, I have been told I'm having anxiety attacks.... After I get my test result from yesterday, the plan is if all that stuff tested for has been ruled out, I want a neurological exam....Not sure if it's just me hitting the "panic button" with aches, pains, etc. and the anxiety insues as a result.... Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Diabetes, etc. run on my mom's side, but then nerve troubles on both sides of the family.... I just don't like NOT knowing what it is causing the anxiety attacks as they call them. No matter how many times I'm told I'll live & just have to make it through the best I can when it happens. There has to be something causing it all, especially when I feel wonderful and "WHOOP YA" hits unexplained @ work, home,church, anywhere and anytime..... Have also thought about going to a chiropractor to see about the head/neck pain relation ....Pinched nerve has been ruled out by x-ray and a brain CT showed nothing abnormal from a head injury.... Nuts huh?!?!?!? I have been told a few years back that I may have an auto-immune disease of some sort, but the blood test @ that time didn't reveal any levels of particulars to diagnose... Went in for horrible leg/feet swelling & pain, of which still happens at times too... Maybe time to check that out again... The Weeds of Life or I'm just crazy with this little pea-brain!  Either way I wanna know... :-)


MG Cheerios,Walnuts,NSA Fruit Cocktail.... Coffee

Skinny Chai Tea



Water= 80-100 oz.


Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 66 lbs to go!

geevee on 04/15/2010:
I really think there was a special force in operation in how instinctively you KNEW to visit at the perfect moment.

I had terrible leg swelling after being on my feet all day at Disney some years ago. Several years of going to different doctors resulted in a diagnosis of arthritis, two kinds - osteo and rheumatoid.

panda22 on 04/16/2010:
Wow what a day Thin! I agree that God led you to the right place at the right time in helping with the painting. It sounds like you took a load off of your father's shoulders and that everything worked out the way it was meant to. Awesome job at McDonald's and going home to have your own meal. That takes a lot of willpower, go you! I'm sorry to hear about the issues and questions you are facing with your health. I would definitely have the same concerns if the different conditions ran in my family, that's completely understandable that you are having them. I hope you are able to find some answers soon! Have a wonderful Friday =)

thinnside40 - Wednesday Apr 14, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 221.0

I am doing somehting today that I normally do not do and it feels so odd...Going to wear sweatpants to town. My health screen..directions say to wear loose fitting top & pants. Certainly wasn't going to buy myself a pair of elastic wasted britches for one day.... Temptation cave-ins and weight add-ons with those things happen too quick. Been there and done that when I have owned my fair share....

Not able to eat at all or drink a lot until  after testing (10 a.m. appt). I had a sip of coffee to save a potential headache... Look to be hungry, so taking some snack in my purse.... Not sure what the rest of the day holds, other than making sure to be home in time to take Ben to a meeting spot for his first double date...BooHoo... My 16.5 year old baby boy!!!!!!!!  May hit some thrift stores for the first time in a while and just let the day unfold for a change...


Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 66 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 04/14/2010:
Enjoy your day!

thinnside40 - Tuesday Apr 13, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 221.0

Made it through another night without the spell that haunts me...YAY!!!!! 2 in a row now..... Switched days off this week, so I'm getting ready for work & looking for it to be a good day.....

Hubby & the kids are doing well with the getting back to healthy... Still have a few not so good foods they like for occasional enjoyment, but make sure they aren't ones that I like.... Temptation in the cupboard is fine til hormonal fluctuation, then "who cares" creeps in for me.... Whop!!! There's a couple pounds added before I know it... Training the mind to realize that satisfaction a lot of times is temporary in feeling, but not in weight.. 

1 egg/2 whites,Honey Oat Toast,LS V-8, Coffee

Genesis One Juice (not sure which one yet),Almonds

Milton's W.G. Cracker, 1 TBS. Hummus, 10 D. Choc. Pomag. Drops

2 Tilapia Filets,Left-Over Beans with Barley & Wild Rice

100 cal. Ice Cream Sandwich




Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 66 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 04/13/2010:
I ultimately have to call my "episodes" spells as well--it fits the bill! I had an aunt who would have what she called "spells" and I wonder what they were. At that time I just remember her having palpitations.

At any rate, as I mentioned before I finally had to have a full cardiac workup recently and it was revealing and relieving at the same time.

Looks like you're doing great working toward your goal--it's such a process of fits and starts sometimes--at least for me!

Take care of yourself and have a good day!

loveray on 04/13/2010:
yay for you! getting out of the habit is soooo hard. but once you break the cycle it seems to get easier with every day ! sending healing thoughts your way. xoxo

thinnside40 - Monday Apr 12, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 221.0

I'm alive, just been very busy.... Things are going well..Happy to report that the B.P. has been holding @ normal for about a week now..... Check it twice a day..Have had one " icky spell" each day, with exception of yesterday when I go to bed @ night since the hospital trip 2 weeks ago this Wednesday.... My heart-attack,stroke & aneurysm screening is @ 10 on Wed. morning.... Suprising, I'm not anxious about it..... Whew!

Work hours for hubby are getting less, as the weather is staying warmer of a night...  Helps me out to know he will be coming home @ night..... Not out of the frost season by a long shot, but a nice break is welcome for our whole family....

Eating on the days I've not posted is staying within the "healthy range"....Went to some friends on Friday night and ate the smallest of portion of the salt infused foods & loaded up on green salad/fruit...Then, took supper fixins to my parent's on Saturday & Sunday.... Dad said "is this what they call a going green diet?"  Yep! and it was enjoyed no matter what color it's shade...

Best be getting ready to finish fixing supper. Have been working on cleaning pigpin house/mt. laundry after being so busy last week & end... Catch-up in itself is a job around here..... Anyway to burn calories right?


Banana, Skinny Chai Tea

5 oz. Popcorn Shrimp

Honey Sandwich (100 cal. thin w.w. bread)

Salmon Chunk, NS Homecooked Pinto/Pink Beans with Barley & Wild Brown Rice Mix ...

Fruit Salad

Water = Sufficient & then some....


Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 66 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 04/12/2010:
Glad you are doing ok. You are making very wise choices on foods, today's menu in particular sounds really delicious! Way to go!


sweetpea1977 on 04/13/2010:
I got the idea for my cottage cheese parfait from recipe using Greek yogurt in a parfait. I wanted to use up leftover cottage cheese and figured that would be the most enjoyable way to do so. :)

I'll try to post some pics of my son soon. Its hard to believe he his approaching 2.5 years old!!

panda22 on 04/13/2010:
Great job keeping your eating healthy, even at your friend's house! That's the best strategy, load up on veggies lol. Glad to hear things have been good with your BP as well.....it sure sounds like you've been running around a LOT! And yes, housework burns lots of calories! It's quite a workout! Enjoy your day and keep up the good work! =)

panda22 on 04/13/2010:
PS - Congrats on the loss! Woohoo!!

hollybelle on 04/13/2010:
YUM on this menu! Keep up the good work - glad BP is holding steady! (((Hugs)))

thinnside40 - Thursday Apr 08, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 221.0

I believe I'm 90% recouped from the 14 hour Sunday/Monday work.... Tuesday spent the day off with dad & mom....Wednesday worked 4 hours and felt wonderful all day....Got home and had a little icky spell, but then suprised when hubby walked in the door @ normal time for the first time in weeks.. We took a little rest before supper...I was stupid to drink 1/2 cup of coffee @ about 5:30 p.m. and was up til 2 a.m. this morning...I HAD to try out our new coffee maker ...Hamilton Beach Brewstation......no carafe...YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

House desperately needs some attention today...It will get it, as I am only gone for a couple hours this morning and I certainly don't forsee working outside with the wind blustering, tossing things to & fro....Going to either dust off the treadmill or pull out the gazelle for some purposeful exercise too.

Eating has been satisfactory the last few days.. Slipped the hand into the bunny rabbit candy dish of mini Robin's Eggs 2 nights in a row, but for just a few. NOT a couple handsful like in the past left-over Easter sweets years.... Feeling much better with the B.P. being a wee bit high still, but keeping check on the sodium content in foods & drinking loads of water.... Parking my car as far away from the store entrance to get in some walking on top of the 3-4-5 hours of tootling around while dispersing freight 5 days a week.... Going to put on a pot of beans to simmer for supper..Been a while!

Oh Oh Oh Ohhhhhhhhhh. I keep forgetting to mention something exciting.....RUBY is coming to my town!.... I think only those who voted for her get to meet her though..I never got around to it darnit!


1 egg/2 whites, 1 c. LS V-8, B. Coffee





Water = 80-100oz.


Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 66 lbs to go!

grumpy on 04/08/2010:
I hope so! Good to see you making progress, my dear! xoxo

grumpy on 04/08/2010:
I am with you girl! i am only 7 lbs lighter than when i was in the beginning. I threw a lot of effort away. But I will use what i learned then now and revert this! at least the exercise part i've already nailed! lets do it!

loveray on 04/08/2010:
have a wonderful day - almost friday!! love you mucho.

thinnside40 - Monday Apr 05, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 222.0

Had a good Easter....Ate simple dinner in moderation..... Got home @ 8:00 p.m. and went to work from 10:00-6:00, then came home for a short nap til Meg was off for school and went back from 9:30-6:30... Being the only person to do holiday switch over was not the idea I had in mind.... I AM NOT working tomorrow..Made sure all the tidying & such was up to snuff and got out of there as soon as I could....Took healthy snacks to keep my energy up.....Walmart now carries a juice that I really like & can buy when I need a healthy pick me up on the spot....Genesis Today Resveratrol or Acai Berry Juice...They make a carrot one I haven't gotten the nerve to try yet..... Will soon!

I'm up for getting in the hot bubble bath, then slathering on some wonderful  natural cranberry orange lotion I treated myself to a couple days ago @ the health food store in reward for being such a good girl  by staying on track..... ABOUT TIME huh?!?! The manicure I got last week sure helped today...No paper cuts or broken nails to the nubbins this time... Off to soak and eat something for supper.....I'm rummy and ramblin'


Carrots,Green Grapes (through the night munchies)

Banana,Khashi Trail Mix Cookie (Breakfast)

Resveratrol Juice,5 oz. Popcorn Shrimp (Dinner)

3 Milton's Multi-Grain Crackers, Fresh Mandarin (Snack),Diet Pepsi

Tilapia Sandwich & unkown yet Veggie

Water =Plenty 


Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 67 lbs to go!

panda22 on 04/06/2010:
Glad to hear you had a nice Easter =) Boy those shifts at work sound like they were crazy! That juice sounds good, I like Acai berry so I'll have to look for it next time I'm at Wal-Mart. Great menu, keep it up Thin!

mcwoo40 on 04/06/2010:
HellOOOO hope life is treating you ok,back on that healthy road.Hope all is well at your end,have a nice day,Jules

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