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thinnside40 - Thursday Jan 14, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 222.0

Happy Thursday!.... I'm getting ready to head to the grocery store to redeem my $15 off of $50 worth of groceries...The kids & hubby are starting to adapt to momma getting back into "healthy living". Thus, fruits, veggies and healthy choices are not lasting long... Grocery bill went down a bit when I quit providing childcare. I am keeping almost all packaged snack foods out of the house. Keep some on hand for a quick grab if something comes up and we are away from home any length of time. This helps me tremendously in not having TEMPTATIONS available in the event of the monthly munchies or bad habit stress related eating.... Now all the soda pop is gone that will be scratched off the grocery list as well and kept for the occasional treat. Little changes can bring big results in time I believe...Been there done that and am getting back to it to prove it again.....


Breakfast ~ Khashi Honey Sunshine Cereal, Orange, Black Coffee

Snack ~ Banana

Dinner ~ Left-Over Scratch Soup

Made it to the store & back...Didn't swing by the regular pop-stop and saved myself money by not getting the soda or the $2-$3 worth of scratch tickets (suppose to be a no-no anyways for me, but usually think can't win if you don't play.. UGH!)

Snack ~ Apple & Carrots

Supper ~ Grilled Salmon Chunk, Salad (Lettuce,Tomato,Cucumber,maybe some Spinach (ick, but need to learn to like it),Lite Ranch) Albacore Tuna Sandwich

Snack/Dessert ~ SF Jell-O

Scratched supper plans. I sent Ben downstairs to put away the last of the Christmas decor boxes and he yelled "Mom, where is all the water coming from down here?"....Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Our water heater rusted out apparently, so it has been a long evening. BUT, I stayed on track and didn't let the pasta hubby fixed for the kids attack me when I finally got a breather.....

Much Love~Happiness~Success to You!

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

panda22 on 01/14/2010:
I agree that little changes DO bring big results! Good for you cleansing the house of most of the tempting foods. I find that it really does help to do that! My husband likes to eat some things that aren't necessarily healthy, but he knows that when I go shopping he better put it on the list or I won't bring it into the house! And when I do I make sure to put it out of sight! That cereal sounds really good, I used to eat Kashi cereal all the time and for some reason stopped. once I finish up the other boxes in my house I think I'll have to try a box of that! You are doing well, and back on track! Very glad that you are back on a daily basis now, we missed you!

glycrina on 01/14/2010:
Looks like a great start THIN! Doesn't it feel good?

greengirl on 01/14/2010:
I too have not replaced the bad snack foods once all the Christmas goodies were used up, in order to remove temptation :)

crategrl on 01/14/2010:
JER JER its me Vicki. :-)

loveray on 01/14/2010:
haha- spinach, ick. i eat spinach every day- not sure if its making me any more healthy though!! :)

chidogs on 01/14/2010:
I love the Kashe Golean crunch cereal. And I love spinach too! It's nice to actually like healthy stuff.

panda22 on 01/14/2010:
GREAT job overall today! Go girl!

nita51 on 01/14/2010:
Sounds like your on the mark! I too, keep temptation foods out of my house. "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" I never felt healthier, since I gave up soda pop, & stop letting it dominate my life. Thanks again, for cheering me on. Stay healthy, and have a great Friday.

selina on 01/15/2010:
You go, girl!

loveray on 01/15/2010:
i was just kidding, i hope you know that! :) RE: greek yogurt- chobani, oikos and fage are all good brands. just make sure each individual portion has about 15 grams of protein and around 100 cals and you'll be good to go! xo

Maria7 on 01/15/2010:
Hi Thin!

Yep, regarding those goodies, out of sight out of mind....my sweet Aunt gave Hubby and me a big box Whitman's chocs and a big tin cookies at Christmas and they are 'hidden' in a back room of the house and not in the kitchen and since then she's asked if we've eaten any yet??? Nooooooooooooo...........

Hope y'all get your water heater situation straightened out...good on being strong in the stress. Love, Maria

hollybelle on 01/15/2010:
Like everyone else - I loved this post!! Sorry aboaut the wataer heater, though! Get a bigger one if your space allows for it - we did and now we don't run out of hot water as much.....Anyway - hpe it got repaired to your satisfaction. I love the idea of getting the whole family on board with the healthy eating. It's really the best way. I am lucky in that my husband and daughter really alomost eat better than I do. I am the old southern cook who likes butter as much as Paula Dean and loves to bake stuff. I am trying to modify recipes and learn some new recipes that are healthier. Although I don't fry many foods at all, I do sauces and goodies like nobody's business!!! Stay strong Thinnie!

legcramps on 01/15/2010:
That is a great day! Congrats! And good for you for not giving in to the temptation of pasta when stress of the water heater got to you. You're doing great! Have an awesome weekend :)

thinnside40 - Wednesday Jan 13, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 222.0

Woke up being able to stand & walk much straighter than yesterday.... Slow progress when the back goes out, but today I'm planning on treadmilling & using the yoga ball for a bit to stretch out this tight rubber band feeling.

Yesterday was a success with the healthy moderate eating. Bad habits I got back into the last few months were drinking diet w.c. Pepsi & coffee in abundance (truthfully OVER-abundance). Yesterday was 2 cups of black coffee & no soda + plenty of H2o. Feels like baby steps again, but it is what it is going to take to get back into the "taking care" and being "toned/fit" mode, even if still over-weight... 155 is obtainable in my mind no matter...


Breakfast ~ 2 slices Whole Wheat Honey Toast, Orange, Black Coffee

Snack ~ 1 thin slice Turkey Breast wrapped around String Cheese

Dinner ~ Oatmeal with 1/4 c. Pumpkin,Black Walnuts,Splash of NF Milk & Lil Brown Sugar ~ Spearmint Tea

Snack ~ Apple

Supper ~ Scratch Soup (Diced Chicken Breast,Split Peas,Lentils,Baby Limas,Sprinkle of Chicken Seasoning, NoSalt Wild Rice Pilaf Mix)

Dessert/Snack ~ SF Jell-O

H2o = At least 80 oz.

Yoga Ball Stretching & 1 mile Treadmill

Happy & Successful Wednesday to You!

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

chidogs on 01/13/2010:
Aww I love that picture!!!! Have a great and successful day.

panda22 on 01/13/2010:
Thanks for the comment! You are doing great so far today! You're right...little steps are what it takes to get to the finish line, keep it up! Hope your day has gone well!

panda22 on 01/13/2010:
Great soup recipe, and love the idea of pumkin w/ your oatmeal!

chidogs on 01/13/2010:
That soup sounds wonderful! I read your earlier post about your Mom. My Mom had Alzheimers for many years. She just passed in October. It is difficult to deal with. I understand what you are coping with.

nita51 on 01/13/2010:
Thank You, so much,,, Hang in there,,, and YES! 155 is reachable and you're going to get there. We're all cheering for you. (love ya lots.)

selina on 01/14/2010:
Slowly but surely! I hope your back feels better!

thinnside40 - Tuesday Jan 12, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 222.0

Thank You my DD friends for your encouraging welcomes back.... Very encouraging to say the least....

Monday ~ Got an unexpected phone call from my dad in the morning asking me if I wanted to take a day trip with him & mom about 80 miles from home.. I was planning on starting on the straight n narrow with eating/exercise.. Never shall fail that he insists on eating at a buffet before coming home... I ate a very light breakfast, no dinner & a moderate supper @ the buffet....

Today ~ Been a hard one with my back out of whack for some reason...Eating has been on track though and that makes me SUPER-DUPER happy.  Self-encouraged again to know I still have restraint, willpower & determination left in me.... Have left the soda pop alone and drank more water than I have in one given day for a long time.


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

selina on 01/13/2010:
Hi Thinny! Great to hear you are encouraged - nothing like some extra support from caring people! Good move on drinking water - I've been drinking a lot before every meal and feel so much better. The only drawback is that the trips to the loo are getting way too frequent, haha.

nenak on 01/13/2010:
glad to hear that your still positive! keep up the great work

hollybelle on 01/13/2010:
155 IS attainable. I want to see you do it Thin! I will cheer you on. Yay - rah! Some on Thin! Seriously - baby steps. You are right - lots of water and sensible foods. YES!!

thinnside40 - Sunday Jan 10, 2010
(Eating in moderation/30 minutes of daily exercise)
Weight: 222.0

Hello Hello Hello from cold Washington State...

Since my last post in October. Our son turned 16, we had a 17th wedding anniversary to celebrate, mom has declined in her memory loss to the point of sleeping 85-90% of the time and unable to function on her own, dad has had cancer surgery (right before Christmas) and I have been spending lots of time away from home to help out family wherever needed....

Upcoming very soon is another surgery for dad, our daughter will turn 10 years old and who knows what else...

BUT, I am getting back to taking out time in each and every day to take care of myself...The pants are giving the muffin-top squeeze and I refuse to go back to the 237#'s I began DD with on January 21,2008.....

I have missed even reading entries here and desire to get back to keeping in touch much better that I have been able to this last several months.....

Goal is to start back eating in moderation & exercising at least 30 minutes each day to get back to desiring to do more as each day passes.... My attitude has been positive all throughout happenings, just have lost track of myself in the process of doing for others again....

So here I go and with you again!...

Here is a lengthy poem I wrote to give along with photo albums of most photos from our digital to our family this Christmas....Kept things simple & the pocketbook thanked us all.....Don't feel obligated to read & comment on the poem, just thought someone might need a "lift" if they were struggling with some similar issues I am......

"The Way Things Used to Be"

I often think of how I wish things could be the way they used to be.

I’m sure you may do the same.

Time didn’t seem to vanish like a vapor or slip away so quickly.

Things seemed simpler, less complicated & easier done without so much materialistic foo-foo...


The difference is how things these days are high falootin’ & non-simplistic in view.

With fast paced living & the world’s way of pure selfishness to compare.

Don’t get me wrong there are good people & things in this world these days to behold as help-meets and things we could’nt do without, least we dare.


It’s just we find ourselves wishing for things to be as they once were, cause we’re taking care of others or others taking care of us at times too....

Sometimes making less time for ourselves. Therefore;

Time doesn’t stand still & says"toot-a-loo"...


Time isn’t moving faster ya know for sure.

We are giving of ourselves in many ways, moving slower maybe too.

But, it’s o.k. that we can’t do all we want to do.


If we find we are being cared for much to our dislike.

Take those thoughts from your mind and tell them to take a hike.

Remember the times we cared for others just like we would like to be cared for in time of need.

We were all probably told at one time or another in our lifetime to "Do unto others as you would like done unto you" when we had to deal with ole’ mean so and so or Sam Sneed...


Anyway, we make life so unnecessarily complicated most times.

Taking on worry and grief of things to come.

Taking a little lesson from a rose is something we all should do....

How, you may ask? I will tell you...


Life has a way of placing thorns in our life’s branches....

But, when we allow God all control in surrender of ourselves to Him as our Father.

He can make us appear & smell to others as the soft petals of a fragrant rose.

Despite the heartaches & pains that we go through in our life...

We should not always view them as something called strife.

Those things can compare to the thorns of that rose being there for a reason.

Thorns in life we’re amongst at times are too serving purpose in their season.

The purpose of a rose’s thorns or our trials, I do not really know...

One day it will all be revealed and make perfect sense to our weary souls.

Until that day we need to take refuge knowing by allowing God’s plan to unfold.

It’s just strengthening us for things to come that right now to us are unknown.


There is this most important thing we can hold onto.

It is that our Heavenly Father has the control .

With His unconditional love & infamous mercy.

He will guide us, hold our hand or even carry us completely.

When He sees fit to let us move on and be out of seasons we go through.

He will show us how strong we really are.

Despite how weak we felt when we just didn’t know what we were going to do.


 Not wishing things to be different no matter how hard that is to comprehend.

Struggles are given to us as a gift from our Father in Heaven.

Oh, how we may question it at times with strain & without end.

Days of good times, bad times. Just seemingly unbearable & ugly to go through.

Those before have passed and those to come will too.


Let us all take one day at a time..

In that time taking what we have and making the most of it.

Despite it be good or what we consider bad...

It is what we should behold to be blessed to do or have

as God sees fit.....

There are many others worse off than us

They have not family, friends, roof over their head or even a dime.


You see...

Believe it or not.... Yes believe it or not I dare to say.

One time in days, months or years to come.

If the Lord keeps us on this earth or tarries that long.

We may be wishing that these days we are in......

Well, will be the days we wish things could be like again and they are ALL GONE....

                                                                                        ~Jerri Clark 12/22/09~

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

glycrina on 01/10/2010:
I am just coming back again. I am glad I am not alone and I think of you often and I hope you are taking care yourself during these difficult times. My prayers are with you . . .

selina on 01/11/2010:
HI Thinny! I'm coming back, too, and am glad that you are in this with me. Hugs to you!

mcwoo40 on 01/11/2010:
Hiya Thin,I was doing a shout out for you last week.There seems alot going on your end and hope there is'nt too much stress that goes with it.I hope you come back on a regular basis like the old times,so we can all keep each other going.Take care Thin and keep warm!!!

biscottibody59 on 01/11/2010:
Overwhelming/overwhelmed is what comes to mind with your entry. And a mixed bag of what makes up life for better or worse.

You are one gracious woman! Hang in there--glad to see you back!

As I will always say, though it may not make you feel better, not gaining even close to where we started out is a triumph!

Start again--don't overdo it--we'll be here for you!

Maria7 on 01/11/2010:
Hi, Jerri!

So good to 'see' you back! I was thinking about you yesterday...was thinking if I had your email address I would send you an email...thought about writing to your last entry here but didn't think you'd see it for a while.. I'm still at my last blog but I read here just about every day.

I cried while reading your poem. Sorry to hear your parents are going through so much. They are very blessed to have you helping them...Do you have siblings helping also so it doesn't all be only you? It's just too easy to neglect ourselves and other close ones when it is us who has to always be running to the rescue of those most in need in our families. I'm glad, so glad you're back!!! Love, Maria

hollybelle on 01/11/2010:
Welllllllllll.........there you are! I was looking for you. I am going to go back when I have more time to read you entry in detail, but quickly - so sorry to hear about all the things going on - some good, but some hard to take. God bless in the meantime and I'll check back with you soon.

nenak on 01/11/2010:
glad your back. Ive been thinking of you and hoping you are fine. you are very strong take care x

panda22 on 01/11/2010:
Hey Thin, glad that you have come back, we have missed you! You are such a strong person to have all of that on your plate and keep on trucking along. You are very inspirational. I'm glad to hear that even with all of the stress in your life, that you are taking time to take care of yourself. You deserve that! I hope to see you back more often, though you are very busy. Your poem is beautiful. Very true. Hang in there! You are right, God has a plan for us all, and though it may be a hard path, He will always see us through...

legcramps on 01/11/2010:
Geez, it's so hard when life throws these things at you as if you were wearing a ball glove and could catch the speed of light no problem. I'm so sorry to hear of all the stress going on in your life. I hope that soon you will be able to devote more time to yourself and your needs. YOU are the most important person - remember that without YOU, you wouldn't be able to help the rest of your family out like you have been doing. Don't wear yourself thin! Have a great day today.

loveray on 01/11/2010:
ive missed you! i cannot believe how long it has been nor what has happened since we last got an update. i am sending all of the positive energy, love, happiness and joy that the world has to offer. i wish you strength in the coming months to deal with all that comes your way. you are a strong woman, but remember to take care of yourself. love you!

thinnside40 - Friday Oct 02, 2009
(Lost at the moment, but trying again)
Weight: 219.0

This week has went by fast.... Yesterday was a bit slower, as it was just a rough emotional day mostly in the afternoon & didn't feel well for some reason..Just "off"..Not much accomplished to say of for the most part... Errand run @ 5:30 for the neighbor lady & music practice lasted til 9:30 p.m. Didn't let the emotions or "offness" take over logical thinking and stayed on track... Yay!

Today is hubby's day off...We are headed to the hills to get nother load of firewood (logs)...Dad & mom are going with us for a truckload as well. He got the "itch" to get some on his own after we started talking about going and having good times.... Picnic lunch is planned. Just some good fresh air/hard work to clear the mind(s) and work out the not feeling up to par.





Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 64 lbs to go!

loveray on 10/02/2009:
happy almost weekend- sending love! xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/05/2009:
i hope you are feeling better today. and that the picnic was a good time. i had an off day on saturday! and i'm sooooo glad to be practically BACK to my regular self!

enjoy your evening, thinn!

hollybelle on 10/06/2009:
Checking in with you. Good to see familar names!! I love the pic above. I wish I was there right now!! Glad you are still on here and fighting!! YAY!!

selina on 11/23/2009:
Hey, Thinny, I miss you girl!

selina on 11/24/2009:
Hey, Thinnie, it's GREAT to hear from you!!!! I'm so sorry to hear your Mom and Grandma are not doing so well, it must be so hard and sad for you.... I'm so glad that you are being successful in always finding ways to keep yourself busy and going. Ben is 16! Congratulations to him, wow! My daughter turned 13 on nov 5 but we are having her party this coming friday, several weeks late... So, now we officially have a teenager in the house, haha. She was so cute, though, she was feeling so melancholic on her b-day and asked me if she could still be "a kid." Enjoy having the party at your home with your good friends. I wouldn't worry too much about cleaning because I have a feeling that your friends will be more interested in seeing/chatting/laughing with you and will not even notice how clean or dusty your house is, hehe Have fun!!!

selina on 11/25/2009:
Electrical troubles, careful!!! - if they don't kill you, they just give you extra energy, it sounds like, haha! But seriously, be careful, we want you alive and well!

Enjoy the jamming party with the kids, the electric piano sounds like just your thing.... how I wish I could play a musical instrument, I am hopeless. My brother-in-law loves playing the guitar and he (his band) actually gets hired to do gigs at parties - they love it! He keeps his day job as a professor at the Univ of VA (he teaches at their Graduate School, Darden school of business) but on the weekends he is jamming with his friends - pretty cool stuff! Whenever I visit I look forward to being their audience... Enjoy the rest of the week and stay well!

biscottibody59 on 12/07/2009:
I'm still rattling around here, and it's been forever since I saw an entry from you. Hope you're hangin' in there!

Here's hoping your holidays are safe and warm!

ps how in the heck did it get to be December already?:-)

panda22 on 01/08/2010:
Hey Thin, Just dropping in to say that we have all been thinking of you and miss you! I know that you had been going through some tough times in the recent months, and I hope that your holidays went well and that you are doing ok. Hang in there! Thinking of you and sending prayers your way!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Sep 30, 2009
(Lost at the moment, but trying again)
Weight: 219.0

Frost on the pumpkins this morning... Fall has arrived! Had our first fire in the woodstove last night since March/April. Lord willing, we are going after 1 more load of firewood on Friday with my parents.... Dad wanted to get out for a long ride before cooped-up in the house days begin & we told him to come with us....Mom is seeming to almost decline daily & I have a feeling this is going to be one loooooooong winter for us all.

Have been spending 8-10 hours a day each time I'm working on getting things tended to for mom & that has helped quell my nerves a bit.. Have decided to do the things she normally would and keeping dad company is probably the best therapy I can give myself. I'm tired, but it is a wonderful tired.Monday, the kids had no school, so we spent the day over there..No intention of staying as long as we did, but all said and done...Dad insisted we stay for supper that started out for 2 people (him & mom)... We all sat down to a small pot of pinto beans & a skillet of cornbread. Hubby came straight from work to help load a love-seat we brought home & my brother happened to stop by..Talked him into eating a bite even. That supper was not much in quantitiy to speak of in nutritional food, but the uplifiting in spirit for us all to be together like that unexpectedly far outweighed any tummy filling... Priceless & a memory to add to our remeniscing vault for those tough days ahead.

Now, today is a day to tend to my own things. I have been antiqueing some furniture in spare time & it is time to put things in their place to decorate for fall. Plan is to fix a cup of S.F. Alpine Apple Cider, light a candle & crank up the music as soon as Meg goes to school.

I got to change the numbers this morning. Yay!..Told you I have been keeping on track



Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 64 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/30/2009:
yay pumpkins!! i hope that you continue on your path to success- lbs going down- YAY! xoxo

legcramps on 09/30/2009:
Great job! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/30/2009:
yes, tend your own things too!

grumpy on 10/01/2009:
GOOD JOB!!! So happy for you!

thinnside40 - Sunday Sep 27, 2009
(Lost at the moment, but trying again)
Weight: 221.0

Thursday- Typical domestic day @ home in the morning..Took dad for eye surgery in the afternoon.. Spent rest of the day together before heading to music practice.... Stayed on track

Friday- Met up with parents @ Dr. office for mom's appointment in the morning.. She has dropped 10 points in her memory testing in just 9 months.  Went to the thrift store to get-away alone for a bit, then came home to cook a couple things for a supper @ friend's house.... Staying on track wasn't 100%, but did alot better than I had been in those situations here lately.

Saturday- Went to parent's to take some wood we got for dad's pot-belly stove in his wood-working shop in the event he needs some alone time this winter when someone else can sit in the house with mom. Decided it was time to clean & put away all her sewing machines, serger, material, old depression era dolls, etc that is setting collecting dust & getting ruined... She saved money all the time from her paycheck to get exactly what she wanted & wrote the grocery money check for $20 over each week to add to her "mad money" to get it faster...Huh, now she can't remember why she has all this "junk" (her words).... Her life was loving to sew and go to Jo-Annes fabrics for patterns to make Meg dresses, make seasonal table runners/cloths,make quilts & work deals with the antique store for a certain doll.... Nada now, in just a short amount of time.. She didn't speak 2 whole sentences the whole 10 hours yesterday that we were around her.... This is hard!

Have made the decision to continue not working outside of the home, unless a flexible part-time job comes along.. Putting trust in the Lord to continue to provide our needs as He sees fit in order for me to help with family.. My g'ma (dad's mom~91 in Oct) is having health problems that we'll know about after some test on Oct 6th. I plan to take a refresher course in first aid/cpr soon. May look to get some training from the state to allow for me to be eligible for family caregiver.... Preparation(s) as the Dr. has said to look for mom's decline to continue @ this rapid pace, despite medications & the rarity of it progressing so quick. Staying on track was much better than Friday evening. 

This morning I got up early. Had a couple things to do before heading to church @ 8:00 a.m. (Ugh)...We have 2 services now and our's is @ 8:30..Fun getting ready in a 1 bathroom house with 4 of us... Anyway, not really hungry ( abit nauseated ) as nerves,muscles,bones are shot & more reality setting in after being with dad/mom so much this week.... Sticking with what gets me through & I'm thankful for to help keep a smile on my face...."Faith~ Family~ Friends"

Have a WONDERFUL day!. It is a beautiful sunshining,bird chirping,slight crisp chill to the air morning here....

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 66 lbs to go!

evaopala on 09/28/2009:
I'm sorry to hear about all your hardships but stay strong! It's never too late to try again. Never lose focus of what you want. It will drive you to success. If we can do it, you can. :)

biscottibody59 on 09/28/2009:
Sometimes all we can do is to keep on keepin' on!

Jen40 on 09/29/2009:
Hey Thin, just stopping by to say hello.

legcramps on 09/29/2009:
Have a good day! :)

grumpy on 09/29/2009:
yes, thin, stay strong. glad you are thinking of your health as well in the middle of all this. xo.

thinnside40 - Wednesday Sep 23, 2009
(Lost at the moment, but trying again)
Weight: 221.0

Yesterday turned out well. Helped out at dad/mom's from noon to 8:30p.m... Dad insisted I stay for supper..He had fresh garden soup & cornbread... It was yummy & I stayed on track ALL day!

Received a call a bit ago that a cousin of mine in Tulsa had fell today, hitting her head & passing away. Not sure of all the details, but her mom had just been out here for a 2 week visit & preparing for a surgery tomorrow of my uncle having his thyroid removed.

I take my dad to the eye dr. tomorrow for glaucoma surgery, then mom has her dimentia testing on Friday...This week has went by too fast!

Today has been a bit slow paced. Slept in way late, so breakfast & dinner were the same. Prayer meeting is tonight & I have much to cram into very little time to get accomplished today...Need to get supper going & get a move-on.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 66 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/24/2009:
sorry about all the accidents that recently happened. :(

on another note, your body probably needed to sleep in! have a wonderful day and remember to breathe! :)

legcramps on 09/25/2009:
Sorry to hear about your cousin. Enjoy prayer meeting tonight and maybe vent a few frustrations if you need to! :)

glycrina on 09/25/2009:
Hey thin! I am so glad that you are back. This is the first step to get back on tracj. I hope you can find some time in your busy life for yourself so you can get back to walking.

thinnside40 - Tuesday Sep 22, 2009
(Lost at the moment, but trying again)
Weight: 222.0

Hanging head in shame, tears stream like a waterfall down the cheeks & heartache plentiful.... Here I am! This is me... Pitiful woman who stopped caring about all the hard work & effort put into ridding of those pounds just not all that long ago. Up until yesterday that is.

Since last posting, things have just slowly went downhill as far as my attitude,gumption,determination, etc. Although getting out into the mountains we have over the last 2 weekends cut,loaded & hauled 5 heaping truckloads of 7-8 foot logs (firewood) and had a wonderful time I come back to B.A. (bad attitude) excuses (exactly what they are) of my Yard Sale it turned out little money, my mom isn't doing all that well, dad is having touble coping with mom's memory decline, our finances are very tight (but God is providing all our needs~hallelujah), hubby has found out that his PSA is way too high (waiting to see a specialist), toss in a few anxiety attacks (or whatever they are stemming from muscle spasms, etc.~ not fun!) My list could go on, but I'm not here to sound a "pity party", nor am I moaning in suffering... I am back to focusing on how fortunate I am to have what things I do,dealing with what comes my way with a positive attitude & being so greatful to the Heavenly Father/ family / friends that love me as I am. Losing focus on those things can cause great discord with oneself... 

Hmmmmm, so from here???? Yesterday was a good day... Menu was on track, kept busy cleaning house,giving my poodoo a grooming & having the opportunity to watch the neighbor boy for a bit in the afternoon. Kids are doing well in school & hubby's work in Arizona got cancelled . Today I am heading to my parent's house to help clean draperies,etc..

Thank you for those "check-up's" to see where I am or how I'm doing.  Admitting I have been busy, but not too busy to come to DD at least every couple/few days... Have a wonderful day! 

biscottibody59 on 09/22/2009:
Glad to hear from you! I "hear" the positive attitude in your entry--just keep in mind that we all go through this from time to time.

Life gets in the way, but you can still keep your eye on the ball. And if it gets away from you--scoop it back up and move on!

mama_nurse on 09/22/2009:
hang in there, you can do this and you DESERVE it!!!!

grumpy on 09/22/2009:
hang in there, thin. i also went back a lonnng way, it's not hard to change for good, it's easy to fall back on those old habits, but i am sure you learn a thing or two about what works for you and maybe it's time to go back to applying them! im struggling here too. you should forgive yourself and pray for your good habits to be easier to come back to you. hope things get better sweetie. xoxo.

Jen40 on 09/23/2009:
Hang in there, dear Thin! We're still here for you!!! I must admit my success is often fueled by anger, frustration, and sadly every ugly emotion~ I'm going through a divorce now... long story short, I want this and have for a long time. Painful regardless, let me assure you. Throw in serious problems with my 20 year old son and well... Jen isn't doing as wonderful as one would think. Good you're counting your many blessings.

loveray on 09/23/2009:
hi love. i have been thinking about you and have been praying that you are ok. i have missed you on here and hope that all is well in your life. thanks for your concern regarding the floods. it has been really crazy around here!! thank god, my family and possessions are all ok. miss you- love you.

thinnside40 - Friday Aug 28, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Decided it was time to come in to take a potty break,wash up, get  snack & come to DD a few moments... Yard Sale doesn't start til tomorrow , but already sold $17 worth of stuff to the school bus drivers..Yipeee!

Hubby is off to a follow-up Dr. appt. & then he is mine for the day of hauling the heavy stuff.... Plenty of caloric burn happenin' around this place... Didn't take the walk last night after all, but climbing basement stairs & hauling boxed items back/forth gave me plenty of walking.

Break is over....Seesja later...:-)

MultiGrain Cheerios,Banana,Coffee


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

loveray on 08/28/2009:
yay for calorie burn- love moving for that reason. have a great weekend. xoxo

glycrina on 08/28/2009:
Hey thanks for the advice. Sometimes when you are in so deep a problem I can't see the obvious solution to put it in His hands. I had to "snitch" on a friend and co-worker and it was not a pleasant feeling. But doing the "right" thing sometimes is not the easy thing. It has all been resolved for the most part and I feel better. Although, I did eat half a chocolate cake (not good).

omahagrl on 09/02/2009:
PSSST I am back and ready to go. Noticed you have been doing some walking!!! good job! We are at the same place at the same time so I say we see a nice change at Christmas time. Are you ready?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/02/2009:
you sound so busy! and happy. glad to see you are making a profit.

lafemme_loca on 09/11/2009:
Miss you ! :-) Hope your September is going well !!!

Jen40 on 09/14/2009:
Hey Thin, miss you also! Where are you???

maria7 on 09/19/2009:
Thin, where are you??? I keep coming back here from time to time and checking for your updated entry....miss reading your entries!!!!!!!!

I hope all is well with you and your family. Love, your sister in Christ, Maria

biscottibody59 on 09/21/2009:
Where in the heck are you--no updates lately. Oh well--hope all's well, but if not, hang in there thinnie!

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