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thinnside40 - Tuesday Mar 16, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 227.0

Took advantage of a day off. Slept in this morning, ate breakfast and then took a short nap......Laundry is now swishing & drying, doors are open to let in fresh air (60-65 degrees today)& going to take Ben to a yard work job when he gets home from school. Meg & I will take a walk when she gets home.

Feeling confident with the weather changes & longer daylight hours that things are going to be on the upswing for the healthier living for the whole family again. Renewed the Costco card and financially able to stock up on some great items they have that we all love to eat...Convenient, but healthy & affordable is the name of the game these days....Ben is great at getting supper started. Just as long as I have a tentative plan for which foods to fix when I'm running late... Planning is the best vice I can go back to in order to make this lifestyle change work again... AND I AM COMMITED TO MAKING IT WORK.



Oatmeal w/10 Whole Dried Cranberries,Walnuts, Splash of FF Milk.......Black Coffee

Broccoli Salad,Veggie Crisps, Hummus,2 Prunes

2 mile walk with Meg.... What a great time this is for us to have 1/1...

Salmon Chunk,Grilled Asparagus,Baked Carrots

7 lil' bits of 70% Dark Chocolate

Water ~ Just barely enough..need to add more tomorrow

Much Love ~ Happiness ~ Success to YOU!


Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 72 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 03/16/2010:
love the picture... :D

panda22 on 03/16/2010:
Awesome menu! I like to eat my oatmeal with raisins and walnuts....need to try it with cranberries that sounds good! I love Spring weather, I feel like it's so refreshing after a long cold winter and the dreary weather. SOunds like you had a beautiful day! Hope tomorrow and the rest of the week are just as good =D You're doing great as well!

grumpy on 03/16/2010:
Ohhh you're back. Yeah, i need to be more committed. I gained a lot back and i am just now getting on track again, being here more often is part of it. so hope to be writing and commenting more. xoxoxoxo

selina on 03/17/2010:
Hi Thinnn!!! great entry, girl - I loved reading it! Have a great day!

selina on 03/17/2010:
Yes, we are moving back to Washington DC area due to hubby's job - being in the Foreign Service we get to move every 4 years or so...

thinnside40 - Monday Mar 15, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 227.0

Nip in the air, but the sun is shining very bright..... Spring has sprung with daffodils & crocus opening daily to give a pleasant suprise & smile when discovered.... Clocks have been flung forward and I'm feeling a bit of the not ready to get outa bed yet ramification.... All in all, it was a good weekend...Getting ready to head out the door to work for a few hours, then come home to get some much needed housework caught up on.... The last month & a half has been a whirlwind of change for our family..Hubby working day/night & my going back to work, spending days off helping my parents, etc. Time for some "homework".....The kids ar gunna love me... Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Oh ya, and I AM going to take a 2 mile walk today.....


Breakfast~ Banana, Greek Yogurt w/1/4 c. FF Cott. Cheese. Black Coffee

Snack ~FF Iced Chai Tea ~ worked way more than anticipated...Too long between eating

Dinner/Snack~ Veggie Crisps,Hummus,10 Raw Cashews

 2 mile walk~  Gotta get some new walkin' shoes on payday.. Oucheewawa, has been too long since walking as a fitter person.... Walking around a huge store for work & walking on the gravel road IS NOT the same... Meg went with me and we didn't even have to make any stops..Yay!

Supper~ Broccoli Salad, Turkey Breast Burger, Grilled Asparagus, 1 sl. Oat & Honey Toast

Snack ~ Apple

Water ~ 80 oz.

Much Love ~ Happiness ~ Success to You!

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 72 lbs to go!

panda22 on 03/15/2010:
Great entry! Spring always lifts my moods as well =) Nice menu and plan for the walk! You can do it!

selina on 03/16/2010:
Hi Thinny! So happy to see you here and for the wonderfully uplifting entry! Have a great day!

selina on 03/16/2010:
No, I don't have a basket - I carried a small backpack on my back - ha! catfood was all I needed and I got a small bag - will get the rest and a bigger bag & wet food when I go back to the store by car, as always...

thinnside40 - Tuesday Mar 09, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Oh, how a roller coaster is the best description of lifestyle change(s) over this last year... Eating healthy, walking every day, feeling great & enjoying every minute of it thinking it was going to last forever for almost a year (08-09).... Ha! Ha ! Ha ! and I say Ha! again....

With the emotional roller coaster of my mom's condition being diagnosed a little over a year ago,closing my daycare business in June after 15 years & a couple other things came the eating roller coaster & weight fluctuations... Losing the necessity of taking care of myself... Have given me no choice but to straighten up as the health issues rear their ugly head to remind me why it was so necessary to begin the healthy living journey on Jan 21,2008... I have wasted too much time & hard work that I said I wasn't going to ever again. Never say never!

I have been working for Hallmark Greetings for a month now... I LOVE it.... I get a lot of walking in each day, as it is all "on feet" hours.The store is HUGE & walking between the back room and card section with a freight cart is a great jaunt 3-4 times a day..... Suppose to have been 6-10 hours a week, but second week I became the main person for the Walmart store I work in..Work 18-24 hours a week spread over 4-5 days. Very flexible schedule & independant job. Allowing me to be available for my parents & kids when needed. What a blessing! Bad thing is I am in habit of working straight through without taking a break,eating dinner (lunch),drinking water, etc... Have to change that...By the time I get home, I am overhungry and most of the time supper has been way too late in the evening.Hubby's hours are 12-15-17 long right now and I wait til he gets home most of the time to eat supper.Snack a bit when I get home late afternoon to hold me over... Have been good about portion size, just not everything lined up as it should be to be successful at being healthy and able to become lighter..

Today I sit not much lighter than what I began DD at... It is taking it's toll in many ways... I have began having horrible chest pains, muscle aches,etc.. Conclusion is the hiatal hernia/acid reflux problems that had gotten better with ridding of poundage has returned with much worse haunt and despair. Of course stress on top of it doesn't help...I have began eating very slowly and small amounts at a time.Plus taking a 32oz. container of water to work.. Going to put a Khashi bar/cookie or other healthy grabs to put in my cubby for snack too... Shall see how it works out.

Food/Activity Logging

Breakfast ~ Banana,Yoplait Greek Yogurt,Coffee

Work ~ 9:30-1:30 (Snack ~ Khashi Trail Mix Cookie)

Dinner ~ 1/2 Smart Balance PB & Honey Sandwich (Oat n Honey Bread), ?

Snack ~ Few Whole Wheat Pita Chips &  Sabra S.D. Tomato Hummus... Worked 10:00-4:00 instead..Manager was suppose to come to town tomorrow, but that changed to Friday...Mom has an appointment on Friday, so I worked most hours today...Didn't eat dinner.. Drank Diet Snapple

Supper ~ Haven't decided yet....

Water = At least 80 oz.



loveray on 03/09/2010:
there you are my sweet friend!! looks like so many good changes come your way. i hope you find the solace and strength here to do it all again. you can do it! miss you.

still_too_heavy on 03/09/2010:
A job with flexibility? WOW, that would be great! Sounds like you have the work thing in order. Im sure eating/snacking will get back on track in no time at all. Hang in there!!

selina on 03/10/2010:
It's so wonderful to see you here! It's wonderful that you found a job that you love. Looking forward to hearing more from you!

biscottibody59 on 03/10/2010:
Good to see you update--good going on the job! Sometimes you've just gotta take the time--right?!?

thinnside40 - Monday Feb 01, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Yesterday I went through the interview process for a job and will know by the end of the week if I got it....

Have been working outside since 9:00 a.m.... Tayt came over.. It was good to watch him for a couple hours..Gave him a much needed haircut... He doesn't like clippers, but his dad tried it..Yikes!... He likes my scissors (snicker snicker)...

Feeling energized with having some fresh air, plus cleaning & decoring the porch... Haven't eaten much...Getting hungry now, so best go before I get overhungry...

Banana, Black Coffee






glycrina on 02/01/2010:
you sound upbeat! Glad you had some time with Tayt!

loveray on 02/01/2010:
ooo what kind of job is it?? congrats! xo

balloonlady on 02/01/2010:
Congrats... Sounds like you had a busy morning also....

selina on 02/02/2010:
great entry, thin! I love cutting my daughter's hair (and my own, too). I have no training, whatsoever, except that I have watched other hairdressers doing my daughter's and my own hair in the past... I haven't spent money with a hairdresser in a very long time!

Have a great day!

panda22 on 02/02/2010:
Good luck with the job, praying that all goes well! Sounds like your day went good yesterday, hoping today goes great for you too! =D

legcramps on 02/02/2010:
Nice pic - love it! Have a great day today :)

Maria7 on 03/03/2010:
Hey there! Hope you and yours are doing real well! Love, Maria :-)

biscottibody59 on 03/06/2010:
I miss your entries girlie! Hope to see an update soon--hope things are going well on your end! Take good care of yourself!

thinnside40 - Saturday Jan 30, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Last night we went out to eat Chinese food after taking Ben to his ride... I had only eaten Oatmeal for breakfast & a banana for snack. I ate the Chinese food with a good feeling.... Didn't eat til I was miserable for sure. Came home after eating & shopping a bit, took a bath, watched Simon Birch and got a lil' lovin'... Fell asleep about 2 a.m. and slept til 9:30 this morning...Have t o get out of the night owl routine!!!!! But, feeling better after I've been out and about after being couped up in the house all week.

Getting ready to go to my parent's house for the afternoon/evening. Stopping by the thrift store..I have been changing my decor over to folk art/primitive dolls and shabby chicish after seeing a friend of mines house look adorable with those types of items in moderation...So fun getting things at a reasonable price and changing things up a bit.... Also,  looking forward to my phone interview tomorrow evening.... Starting to see some light again!

Food ~ Smart Start Cereal, Banana,B. Coffee

i_believe on 01/31/2010:
Where do you have an interview??? GOOD LUCK :)

selina on 02/01/2010:
Hi Thinny! Sounds like you are doing great! Stay well!

KathyBlue on 02/01/2010:
Great! Looks like Chinese food is a weakness of most of the ppl around here :-) including ME! :)

mcwoo40 on 02/01/2010:
Hope you are ok and feeling better in yourself,Jules

thinnside40 - Friday Jan 29, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Will be getting out of the house today. Ben is leaving for a weekend retreat this afternoon, it is hubby's day off and Meg has no school.

Happy Friday!



i_believe on 01/30/2010:
Hi Thin, It's Mama_nurse (i have a new name....) Pls keep in touch, I miss your entries, You were/are very inspirational for me! xo

biscottibody59 on 01/30/2010:
Glad you got good news!

Have a restful and safe weekend!

thinnside40 - Thursday Jan 28, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Dad's tests came back as cancer free.... GREAT NEWS!.....

As for me, I am struggling for the time being... I know I am going through depression of sorts, but trying to keep my head above water.... So much has happened this last year and being voluntarily unemployed is beginning to weigh me down. Feeling like I'm doing nothing in the process of just waiting for the day that something does happen. I am robbing myself of hapiness in the good days.... Have applied for a couple part-time jobs to see if that may help me out.... Have been in bed most of the week feeling worthless and a bad mother/wife...Don't care about anything... I don't want to get involved in doing anything for the fear that if/when I do that I won't be able to follow through with what I start... Not a good way of living and I must do something to correct my self-destruction..

Eating has been so off track since last Monday. Dad started my week off with him fixing huge breakfasts when I stayed with them and the days consisted of high fat/sugar @ each meal no matter who fixed them....My horrible habit is fixing what I know dad likes and I eat it too....

Since Tuesday of this week, I have begun elimintating the sugar & unhealthy choices....AGAIN!

I am off to get out of the house for a couple hours... Grab a few groceries, maybe a sfff latte & a walk in the park to clear the brain fog....

Today ~ 2 eggs,2 sl. oat honey toast, b.coffee

Fiber One Bar

Tuna Sandwich


Pancakes w/ Lite Syrup

Been going through an employment screening process with Hallmark greeting cards for the last week and made it through today to having a phone interview on Sunday @ 5:15 p.m. Did not get out of the house today though....

balloonlady on 01/28/2010:
Keep your head up. I know it is easy to feel like you are about to go under ( just look at my week) I always try to pick just one thing I know I can control and make it right, even if it is just cleaning out my closet and everything thing else is falling down around me... we all need that sense of control and completion... you can do it..

mcwoo40 on 01/28/2010:
Keep your chin up Thin,i do think getting in the fresh air is a mood lifter,take care,Jules

Maria7 on 01/28/2010:
Glad to read the good news about your Dad!

You've been under extreme stress, worrying about your Mom and Dad, dropping everything to ne there for them and help them, taking care of them and doing your best to make them happy. I know. My Mom also had a cancer operation and good news is she is cancer free, too. Thank the Lord!!! It's so easy to reach for food for comfort when stressed out/depressed. My weight is up 3 in 4 days. Was down 4.5 for January, now 1.5, which is still progress, I know. Gotta get with it, I tell myself. I've been allowing stuff I don't usually eat...I won't go into details...I've been a crybaby today. It's hard sometimes. I just pray and recite the serenity prayer and think about God's Word saying '...ALL (not some) things work for GOOD to those who love the Lord, to the called according to His PURPOSE...'

hollybelle on 01/29/2010:
Good words here above, Thin. I agree with all and will add - there will always be reasons to give up, Don't. The following is from Mother Teresa - I find it inspiring - I hope you will, too.

ANYWAY (A Poem) People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Be good anyway.

Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People need help but will attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them, Anyway.

God bless you!

loveray on 01/29/2010:
im so happy to hear the good news. love you, thinking of you!

thinnside40 - Sunday Jan 17, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 222.0

Been getting the family all set up for the next 2-3 days while I'm gone.... I'm packed and about ready to leave til Wednesday....

I have had a good weekend of staying on track....

Dad's surgery tomorrow is suppose to be more in depth and harder to stitch up than the one before Christmas. I dread it for him. He is highly allergic to a couple pain medications and refuses to try any others most of the time. His heart stops and I can't blame him for being fearful.

I need as much sleep as possible, so I am staying with them tonight and saving myself from having to get up @ 4:00 a.m, so off I am and wishing you all a very good next few days....

Your in my thoughts as we each travel our own path to healthy living. Even when I'm not able to read/comment..... Ta Ta for now!


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 67 lbs to go!

MoodyMe on 01/17/2010:
Just caught up on your entries and you've had a busy week and some headaches thrown in! I hope that all goes well with your dad~will say a prayer that all goes well and he has a speedy recovery..

Take care and God bless~be safe

panda22 on 01/17/2010:
I am also praying for your Dad, that must be a scary thing for him to face. Also very stressful for you! I hope everything goes smoothly without any hitches and that he recovers fast! Hang in there, and get the sleep you need! Glad to hear you have had a good weekend, I wish you a good week as well!

selina on 01/18/2010:
Best wishes for your dad's quick recovery - I hope all goes well with the srugery and you'll be home for your hubby and children in no time. Stay well!

legcramps on 01/18/2010:
Good luck and quick recovery for your Dad. Take care!

Maria7 on 01/22/2010:
Still praying for your Dad and you and all your family. Hope he's feeling better and recovering well. My Mom had surgery last week and now there's a call from nurse that she has fallen and got hurt at nursing home, and I'm fixing to go see about her. Please pray for her. Love, Maria

Maria7 on 01/27/2010:
Please let us know how you and your family are, Jerri. Take care. Maria

thinnside40 - Saturday Jan 16, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 222.0

Got everything almost all dried out from the water heater trouble.... Received the blessing of a free one that someone had taken out for a remodel that is in fine shape to use..Total cost was $4 and some change for pipe seal & gaskets.... Craigslist has been such a great place for our family to find things this last year.

This morning Ben has youth group meeting and then we are on our way to my parent's house for the remainder of the day.... Keeping on track on the weekends is the hardest with being away from home so much. Being prepared with healthy foods to take or prepare is a habit to get back into.

My body is beginning to feel way less bloated & just plain ole icky now that 5 whole days have passed since getting back to the plan....Ahhhh!!!

Have a Safe & Happy Weekend!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 67 lbs to go!

panda22 on 01/16/2010:
Hey Thin! That's great news about the water heater! I am glad that you got it taken care of and with barely and cost, truly is a blessing! Have a great weekend!

biscottibody59 on 01/16/2010:
Nice to hear you're getting back into it so effortlessly! Oh I know it's not THAT easy--you're doing great:-)

hollybelle on 01/17/2010:
Wow what a deal on the water heater!!! Way to go! So sorry that happened. I hear you about the less bloated and plain ole icky feeling man it just sneaks up before you know it, doesn't it. Then when we get back to healthy eating - we say "gee, how come......I feel so good now" At least I know that's what I say......We all love honey - what is firewood honey? We have sourwood and wildflower and clover (which I don't particularly like) all locally grown here,but never heard of the firewood kind. Also do you know anyway for honey not to turn to sugar ? We purchase big jars from the bulk containers at a local store and sometimes it turns to sugar and sometimes not......can't figure what is difference.

mama_nurse on 01/17/2010:
i've missed you.....hope all is well :)))))

thinnside40 - Friday Jan 15, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 222.0


Friday has come quickly this week. Got the hot water heater to stop leaking and posted a want ad on craigslist before bedtime. Hubby was able to leave work this morning for enough time to go get one that someone offered for free for the getting out of their way from a remodel project.... It is a bit small, but we can use it til overtime paychecks kick in in a couple months..We will get a new energy efficient one. Possibly have another that someone is checking on the size and that would give us a back-up.... God is good!

Friday plan is to go unhook the old heater and suprise hubby when he gets home by having it done (I have all the power off at the braker box -promise!)....  Laundry,dishwashing,bed stripping, etc...

Saturdays anymore consist of whatever comes our way in the morning, then we go to dad/mom's for the afternoon til about 9:00 p.m... I fix supper for us all, pick out & press mom's church clothes, tidy the house and then we watch a movie...

Sundays are still a day of attending church. Ben & I stepped down from the worship team a few weeks ago. The 8-10 hours of practice a week were too much with the kids activities & helping with my mom....

This coming week I will be gone from home a couple/few days... Dad has surgery on Monday morning.

So I best be getting to working, as time just doesn't stand still like when I was younger (ha!).


Breakfast ~ Honey Sunshine Cereal, Banana, Black Coffee

Snack ~ Orange

Dinner ~ PBH Sandwich (45 cal bread)

Snack ~ Apple/Few Tortilla Chips

Supper ~ Left-Over Scratch Soup

Snack/Dessert ~ Sm. Bowl Cereal

H20 = Not enough

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 67 lbs to go!

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