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thinnside40 - Sunday Apr 04, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 222.0


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

loveray on 04/04/2010:
happy easter love, xoxo

panda22 on 04/04/2010:
Happy Easter! Hope you are enjoying your day =)

biscottibody59 on 04/05/2010:
Hope you had a good day! To answer: my dog is about 25#--she could walk forever it seems--never balks!

Hey I read your entry about going to the ER--hope you're still doing well afterward. I have had about 5 months of getting to the bottom of sleep/anxiety/cardiac issues--and I am someone who NEVER EVER had anxiety issues (that I knew of)!

Take good care of yourself there--and have an enjoyable week!

greengirl on 04/05/2010:
Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Keep up with the positive thinking :-)

thinnside40 - Friday Apr 02, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 222.0

Woke to look outside and see some snow falling... Not typical for April weather around here, but enough to give refreshness to the smell & look of things....We need the moisture!

Not sure what the plans are yet for Easter, but trying to not concern my brain with it and let things fall into place...Dad said he wasn't wanting to think about what to do till it gets here...Hubby most likely will be working & I have to work today, tomorrow & Sunday night..Less cooking means less cleaning & more resting... May suggest soup & sandwiches to my dad...I'm not in the mood to divert from my healthy eating plan after this weeks hospital visit either... Number went down again and that was a great uplifter this morning..Feeling it in the seat of the pants getting looser.... YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  


MG Cheerios,Walnuts,NSA Fruit Cocktail, NF MooJuice, B.Coffee

Skinny Chai Tea

Nanner,Mandarin,2 Milton Multi-Grain Crackers

Took the kids to dad & moms for the night as it is the end of spring break... Getting a late supper, but resisted the burger,fries & coke supper that I treated the kids to....Stayed too late to watch Wife Swap and now have a h/a for not eating soon enough...Off to eat & read a bit before hubby gets home @ projected time of midnight...He doesn't know the kids aren't here ...hehehehehehehe... He needs a bit of total quit & restful relaxation after 80+ hours this week working... SUPRISE!

Tilapia Sandwich (ls Lightly Breaded Filet/Double Fiber Bread)


Water = 80-100oz.


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

loveray on 04/02/2010:
you are too cute. love you, happy Easter to you and yours.

panda22 on 04/02/2010:
Hope you have a good day as well! Congratulations on your loss! Woohoo!!!! =D Happy Easter!

sweetpea1977 on 04/02/2010:
hey thinnie! nice to see you still posting! I was a lurker for months before making the decision to post privately. It helped a lot, but I missed the support of others. :)

Im not going to do a big Easter meal either. Im going to have whatever my Flat Belly Diet tells me to eat! :) Im doing so well right now that I dont want to chance it with some heavy meal that I will regret later.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/04/2010:
hi thinn....just stopping by and wishing you a happy Easter! enjoy with your family.

thinnside40 - Thursday Apr 01, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 224.0

Felt better this morning. B.P. was much lower....Went to work for a few hours, shopped a bit and then decided to go ahead and pamper myself by getting a french manicure for the first time in 18 years....Figured I had bought hubby & the kids several items for super nice Easter baskets for the first time in a long time that I could spend a little mama paycheck on herself.... All got done @ WalMart too...Benefits of working in that store, but not for them...

Time to get get a bite to eat and put jammies on.... Need to get new walking shoes, so I can get to walking a bit each evening....


Oatmeal,Walnuts,WD Cranberries,Honey, NF Milk

Skinny Chai Tea


Progresso LS Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Tuna Sandwich


Water = 80-100oz.


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 69 lbs to go!

carlysue on 04/01/2010:
Great job, have a great Easter!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Mar 31, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 224.0

Started having a rough time of feeling bad Monday night that carried over into all day yesterday.... Did nothing but sleep most of the day...Kept the eating healthy no matter... Sunday was another story as hubby insisted on us eating out after church..I believe that had LOTS to do with me not feeling well.... Feeling better today and headed to work in a bit.... B.P. is a bit high here @ home and will check it again @ the pharmacy....


Banana, Toast... 1 c. Black Coffee

Skinny Oregon Chai Tea  (Bought some of the liquid mix finally to save $ ~ Tastes exactly like the espresso stands..$3.89 for 8 servings as opposed to $3.75 each 20 oz.)

I.V. fluids @ the E.R. after feeling clammy, faint,heart pounding fast & hard when I went to work for a bit...Took the B.P. @ the pharmacy and it was 173/107...Off to the E.R. I went and it was even higher there (UGH).... Everything came out fine with the heart, just have to start taking B.P. meds & see if that helps...Having anxiety attacks makes the b.p. worse and the b.p. makes the anxiety worse...Vicious cycle that I am so worn out from and praying could figure how to deal with my subconcious mind & supressed anger/fears/sheer helplessness in wanting to take my dad's pain away, etc.... My job has helped tremendously, so after being discharged, I went back to finish my work to not have it setting on my mind as being undone.... I couldn't ask for better kids or husband through my "fits" as I call them... Just hate feeling this way and never knowing when it is going to hit is the worst part.....Usually when I sit to relax... POOF...SMACK... AHHHHHHH...It hits then!!!! I will make it...I have to!

Salmon Patty Sandwich, ?



Water = 80-100oz.



Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 69 lbs to go!

panda22 on 03/31/2010:
Hey Thin! Good job keeping your eating healthy even though you weren't feeling well! It's funny how being under the weather causes us to be more likely to eat unhealthier foods...guess it makes us feel better in a weird way! Yes resisting that cake is torture, and the icing is my FAVORITE part....luckily hubby still hasn't iced it and probably won't! I don't see the sense in opening a whole can of icing just to ice one piece for myself either, so I think I'm safe on this one! Keep up the good eating =) I love walnuts, I mix them in oatmeal too, as well as yogurt...YUM! That Tea sounds great too, it's always better to buy it and make it for yourself than pay an arm and a leg for it to be made for you! Have a wonderful day =)

loveray on 03/31/2010:
yum, i want to try this chai! i hope you have a wonderful day. keep up the good spirits! xo

hollybelle on 03/31/2010:
Yes, that chia tea is good!

thinnside40 - Saturday Mar 27, 2010
(Serving Size Sugg/Walking/Positive Thoughts)
Weight: 224.0





 clematis gifclematis gifclematis gifclematis gif

Been to work...Come home to get the kids.. Going to dad & mom's for the rest of the day... Costco shopping for salad mixes & hummus first though.... Have been eating salads pretty regular. I think that has been a tremendous help in convenience & quick fix in staying on the healthier eating side of things... Add some extra romaine, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber & a lean meat for a nice light supper.... Kids & hubby don't complain about it either.... Ahhhh!!!

Much better night's sleep last night... Felt more energized this morning & that was a great relief. Now, to fit in some walking to my days of success to make me feel complete again.....


1/2 Smart Balance PB & Simply Fruit Spread Sandwich...Black Coffee

S.F. Iced Tea




Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 69 lbs to go!

nenak on 03/28/2010:
sounds like your in the right place!

carlysue on 03/30/2010:
Your doing great! And, your salad sounds really yummy. Got to love costco :)

thinnside40 - Friday Mar 26, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 225.0

Thursday was a good day...Worked the whole day. When I got home the weather wasn't so great for doing anymore yard work...Today isn't looking much more promising... Dirty talk of possible snow. Very poor sleep last night. The wind was fierce, I had muscle spasms in the hands & arms, plus hubby was a snoring/teeth chomping machine.... Cup of hot tea and 20 minute power nap is on agenda when I get home from work this afternoon...

Felt good as I was working yesterday to have to occasionally pull up the pants (a week & half ago they were fitting just perfect) & re-tie my apron.... My nightgown isn't clinging to the mid-section as tightly anymore either... WhooHoo! Just a short time and the small differences just boosts the level of confidence that what I'm doing is working, not just in the numbers on the scale, but the actual "feel" of change happening (in the right direction).... HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!


G. Yogurt w/ fresh Strawberries,Banana & Sprinkle of Nature's Path Pumpkin Granola....Black Coffee


Skinny Oregon Chai Tea

Khashi Mocha Bar


Baked Trident Lightly Breaded Tilapia (had a sample of this @ Costco and the nutritional facts weren't the worst for something like fish sticks, but much better tasting & lots less sodium), Broccoli & Carrots

Water = 80 oz.


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 70 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/26/2010:
You got it - I LOVE to bake and cook for that matter, but I love making things for people. There is something in my genes about it. I have to over-ride that most of the time. Because cooking is theraputic for me I have to make sure I don't use food as therapy, too! Food is not therapy! :o)

loveray on 03/27/2010:
thank you, lady! i know he truly just wants to know me, but it was so hard exposing all of that stuff to him when i thought he "got it" early on in our relationship. i think it will bring us closer together in the end. i have to remember i am lucky to have a guy in my life who is even willing, able and mature enough to talk about the subject. thanks for always bringing it back into perspective. have a great weekend. xoxo

thinnside40 - Thursday Mar 25, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 225.0

Getting ready to go to work, but figured I would update... Been very busy, as Meg is out of school early each day this week and I working around this crazy schedule.... Loads of yard work have been being done by the kids & I as well... My hands, fingers and arms are so sore I can hardly move them in the mornings.. BUT, this is stuff that has not been able to be gotten to for several years due to having little ones 10+ hours a day...Now is the time! Hubby comes & goes in the darkness, so what a HUGE suprise when he sees what we've done in the daylight... I'm so EXCITED..Major transformation, trust me!!!!!

I scheduled a stroke/heart attack screening (ultrasounds, etc.) and will have that done on the 14th of April... With my anxiety attacks,history of borderline high B.P., leg/feet swelling & 216 cholesterol on average, I figured that this would be a good thing for me to do to help me understand how my heart is doing & put my mind at ease either way. I just can't sometimes get a grip on thinking about if something happened to me & how much people depend upon me..What would happen? Life would go on of course, but I must be aware of how my health is to be @ somewhat of ease when I have "attacks" or weird feelings come over me... This will at least give me a "heart check"....

Eating has been well..Dropped another pound & workin' hard on ridding of a few more... Time to apply a couple of salonpas patches to some sore/stiff spots, eat breakfast & get at it..


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 70 lbs to go!

thinnside40 - Friday Mar 19, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 226.0

Despite going to bed very late, I still got up @ 6:00 a.m.... Couldn't go back to sleep after hubby kissed me before he left for work.. Thought of all I could be doing or how much earlier a start at working I could get... I have this kind of energy again ENERGY?!?!?!?  Uhu...

First official day of spring tomorrow... Frosty & frigid cold this morning though... Time to pull out all the pruners,mowers, weed killers, etc and get some work done in spare time...More caloric burn (YES!) Can't say that I'm not physically tired, as I am from a very hectic week that isn't over with yet, but I'll take & run with physical tiredness anyday over mental... Crash and burn R&R will come probably next Tuesday or Wednesday again.


Coffee w/ splash of FF Milk, 1 tsp. SF Vanilla Bean Syrup

Greek Yogurt,1/4 c. FFCC, Few MG Cheerios, Fresh Strawberries...



Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 71 lbs to go!

loveray on 03/19/2010:
thank you for your encouragement, "DD Mom"...i know i can! xoxo

selina on 03/23/2010:
have a great week!

thinnside40 - Thursday Mar 18, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 226.0



A great plus of changing eating habits, etc. is the desire to get out of bed early. Had been a struggle and couldn't get anything done before walking out the door...Last 2 days have been able to get some household chores done by rising before the sun (not by much, but with the time change it is).

Received some news from dad last night that he has made the decision for him & mom to discontinue attending church. Whew, hadn't cried til I start typing it...Anyway, this is not a suprise, just hard to swallow when it finally comes to fruition, no matter how many times we have talked about it... She isn't doing well at all & for us to give her dignity,some routines must change... Church has been a huge part of their life for 45 years... I will make it through this day thanking the Lord for allowing them the opportunity to be effective and such a positive influence in many peoples lives during that time and will continue to the best of their ability... This has been a huge part of me "giving up" in my lifestyle change over the last year especially, so I must keep positive no matter what is sent my way... I WILL BE POSITIVE!!! I DO have choices to make in not allowing situations to control me, but my reaction is the key.... NOT FAST FOOD or over-eating just because!

Planning to work a couple hours today before cleaning the neighbor ladies house..Want to go to Costco sometime too... Feeling so much better in such a short amount of time...Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Ridding of sugars,fats, etc.....


Multi-Grain Cheerios topped w/NSA Fruit Cocktail & Toasted Walnuts..FF Milk..B. Coffee


Stretch Island Fruit Strip, Veggie Crisps & Hummus

Cleaned for 5 hours after working 2 hours and shopping @ Costco... I will not bore with details ,but lets just say that my neighbor is addicted to toiletries & snack crackers/popcorn....Oh my....Sticky & crumby messes....EVERYWHERE!  I am tired, hungry and sore as a stubbed toe all over.... It's too late to eat really, but I need something to take my ibuprofen & sleep ALL NIGHT LONG.  

Salmon Burger on Bread (Ben had supper fixed for me & sissy already), O.J.                 

 Water ~ 80 oz.

Much Love~ Happiness ~ Success to YOU!


Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 71 lbs to go!

loveray on 03/18/2010:
so happy to hear you are feeling back on track and losing again. it is so difficult to realize when we have been bad to our bodies for a length of time and have subconsciously trained ourselves to be okay doing this. i commend you for facing the truth and doing the right thing for you! xoxo

grumpy on 03/18/2010:
good job! i read your comment and realized i havent been posting much and that's actually good for me to post more, and im happy to share whats going on in my life, i like it and i like hearing from you girls! i missed you, dear! yea, no boy talk. hahaha. since johnny and i broke up in november i have been taking it easy. there's some cute guys here and there, but i don't think i am ready to really date anyone or at least for working on it. if it happens, it happens. i do have a crush on my ukulele teacher, he's sooo fun, talented and cute! hahaha

panda22 on 03/18/2010:
You are doing very well =) It is quite amazing how out general moods are even better when eating right and the energy just comes right back! Good for you sticking to a good menu through your emotional day. Hang in there!

selina on 03/19/2010:
I also noticed that I get out of bed easier after I re-started my regimen of eating right and exercising. I always wanted to sleep another 10 min - not any longer!

Have a great day, Thinny!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Mar 17, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 226.0

Up and at'em a wee bit o'early this morn.. Hubby built a fire and I had to warm me bum... Chilly!!! Decided to stay up and sort laundry and prepare to be @ work earlier than usual... Time to switch out the St. Patrick's products and bring in the Professionals Day,Earth Day and maybe a bit of Mother's Day/Graduation... I love this job!

I was very pleasantly suprised to step on the scale this a.m. to find it say the 226.. I had put the 227 going off of what I had been several weeks ago.. My clothes hadn't gotten any tighter, so I felt I hadn't fluctuated... Tada! AND Whew!! all in the same breath.... Feels horrible to say I'm relieved to be 226. when I had at one time not so long ago been <200..I am looking at it as a thankfulness that I HAVE NOT gained all the weight back,plus the typical extra 10#'s of all the years passed when I have ridded of poundage... So, I guess I can say that I do have a few scrupples left in me brain to not give up and be self-destructive in mentality when I see how I have failed myself and my health.... Off to fetch me some breakfast & count my blessings......


1 Whole Egg/2 Whites w/1/2 Avacado,Tomato... Coffee w/1/4 c.ff Milk & 1 TBS. S.F. Vanilla Syrup

Khashi Mocha Bar (eat on the go @ work)

 Banana & Diet Snapple

No walk today..Worked 7 hours with just a couple short potty breaks... Plenty of exercise..Trust me! I'm pooped.. But it is a good pooped....

Salad (Lettuce,Cucumber,Tomato,1/2 Avocado,Chickpeas, SunDried Tomato Turkey Breast,1 TBS. Balsamic Vinaigrette). Glass of 1/2 PomCran Juice & 1/2 LaCrouix Water

1 (2 is a serving) Skinny Cow Mini Fudge Bar

Water~ 80 oz.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 71 lbs to go!

selina on 03/17/2010:
that's GREAT! we are back!

hollybelle on 03/17/2010:
Hiya! Just saying hello.

panda22 on 03/17/2010:
Mmmmm those cranberries sound fantastic! Sounds like you are having a great day so far =) COngrats on the loss, that's awesome! Keep it up!

nosetwitch on 03/17/2010:
Thanks for your comment! I like that you have an egg for breakfast. I've heard it really helps with hunger, plus it's good for you!

panda22 on 03/18/2010:
Awesome Menu for the entire day!

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