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thinnside40 - Thursday Aug 27, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Beautiful morning outside..Suppose to be 94, then cool off to the mid 80's for the weekend.... This has made my mind up of when to have a Yard Sale & where..This Saturday @ my house.. Not waiting any longer to see when we may have one @ my grandma's house. Hubby said he would help me & I'm taking him up on it..... Today is the first day of school for Ben & the quietness of the house without both kids will be ideal for my setting up & sorting the last few odds/ends... Music practice tonight @ 7...Working hard til the last minute possible.... Will have to see about a walk after being on my feet all day... Na, I will make sure to fit one in..It does my mind some good! I'm feeling like the old "thinnie" is back in full swing!!!!

Scrambled Egg/Whites,1 sl. Turkey Bacon, O.J. Coffee

H2o = 100-120oz.



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

loveray on 08/27/2009:
...please dont take my sunshine away:) love you xoxo

mylilsista on 08/27/2009:
Congrats on the two pounds lost! Keep up the good work!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/28/2009:
you sound a little busy there. don't forget to breathe!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Aug 26, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

 I have been busy, but behaving even though not posting... Monday was the last day to get Meg ready for school. Hubby & I went for a 2 mile walk & eating was on track...Tuesday was a day of doing nothing all day, just had no energy or want to to get anything done (think I'm comin' down with a pre-fall cold)..BUT, drug my bum up off the chair to go 30 minutes on the treadmill before going to bed, again eating was on track..... Today has been a day of going to the church house for a bit  & then going to get my new reading glasses.... whoa Bessie they are going to take a bit of getting used to~ ..I'm used to correction in the left eye, but not the right....

(another hair-style for ya H_O_P  ~ My hair has grown out fast since cutting most of it off this spring & cutting has been only bangs...Next will be some frosting, as the greys are showing more & more each day.... )

We are so blessed in our neck of the woods with a bounty of fresh fruits/veggies this time of year. (picture above is from a local grower about  7 miles east of us)  Before getting home today, it dawned on me that corn season is almost over & I'm not ready for it to end...Flipped  a Uee in the road to go back to a fruit stand... Oh goodness!. Fresh gala apples already ... Also bought 3 varieties of nectarines, fresh honey & of course corn..... We have some cucumbers & tomatoes of our own... Helps me keep on track with eating healthy when I can stock up on the freshness at a much lower cost than grocery store prices too....

God is so evident in all of life, but  when I see the beauty in such things as taking a little seed to provide a bountiful harvest of healthy goodness makes me have even more faith in what He can and will do when we trust Him in what He says He will do for us. He cares about the desires of our heart & right now..Mine is ridding of this ridiculous fat!...He cares about this one body He has given me to live how many ever years He grants me, so should I.


2 sl. Health Nut Toast, Black Coffee

S.F. McD's Vanilla Coffee

Red Globe Nectarine, Gala Apple

1/2 PBH Sandwich

Lemon Cucumber,1/2 Khashi Trail Mix Bar

2 Mile Walk

Lean Burger Patty, Corn On Cob 




H2o = 100-120oz.


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

lafemme_loca on 08/26/2009:
It is good to see that you are still around too. :-) Your picture is very beautiful. I think it is the first time that I have seen what you look like. :-) I like the haircut and the glasses. Amen on God. I am rebelling in all areas of my life and need to get back to Him, as well as, WW & activity. Ugh. Why is it that we are so prone to wander away from things we know are good for us ? Hmmm... Anyway, have a great evening and enjoy your treadmill ! :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/26/2009:
healthy foods today. and yes, i like your new haircut! :) i don't even recognize you - it's very different, and probably the new?? glasses are throwing me off?

you are right, i certainly lost all my liquids this afternoon. i didn't know i was capable of peeing out of my anus....ohhh gosh. i know, TMI!

have a good day. you are definitely on track. and enjoy eating all the healthy foods you bought!

biscottibody59 on 08/26/2009:
Have a good evening! Good going on the treadmill!

thinnside40 - Saturday Aug 22, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Looking forward to a much cooler day. Finishing up some things around the house,getting clothing picked out & ironed for church tomorrow. Then   take a walk late afternoon prior to eating supper & heading out to a ballgame .  GO Bears!

2 Eggs,Double FiberE.M.,O.J., Coffee

F.F. Yogurt,1/2 Banana





Much Love~Happiness~Success to YOU!

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

mcwoo40 on 08/22/2009:
hello,I need to catch up on your goings on,been away too long.Hope all is well at your end,ta ta for now Jules

grumpy on 08/23/2009:
hey girl, its been too long. im all over the place, but trying to focus on the diet, which i am failing on. but we will raise again! love you!

Jen40 on 08/24/2009:
Oh that lemonade looks good. And that pic below~ I want to be there!!!

glycrina on 08/24/2009:
Hey, you were right. there were a few surprises that I didn't know about. I am glad to hear things are coooler for you. Nice long walk tonight??

Maria7 on 08/25/2009:
Looks like y'all are getting some cooler weather today.

Hope you and your family are doing well, Thin.

Good job on staying down 22 lbs!

thinnside40 - Friday Aug 21, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Ahhhhhh...Glorious Friday! Hubby is off today. Went for blood test(s) and already back, so it is the last "family Friday" before school starts. Ben has mowed the neighbor's lawn before the hotness is too high...We actually broke a 1977 record high yesterday..101 degrees!....

 Didn't sleep in this morning after all. Filled out paperwork to shoot off in the mail,checked e-mails, read the paper & drank coffee...Made for eating breakfast @ 11:00 a.m....

When school begins, it is my goal to walk as soon as Meg is on the bus @ 8:45ish...This will make the evening walks with hubby a bonus....

Now, off to do some family involved housework/laundry to prepare for school til 2:00 p.m.. Hubby & I have set aside some quiet time to read, rest & just have some peace for the first time in a very long time. We have been doing so much for other people on Fridays, as well as Wednesdays & Thursdays being time away from home as soon as hubby gets home from work.. This Friday is ours!.. The kids are looking forward to having some free movie & game time..We have limited the television & the such all summer to keep them active & to keep from developing bad habits of letting hours get away...They tend to get grumpy when a majority of their time is nose stuck to a screen..;-(


Oatmeal,Marionberries,Walnuts,Skim,Black Coffee

Cucumber,Tomato,Hummus,Khashi Biscuits

We had to go to town to get some baseball tickets (Yakima Bears) hubby won a while back..Plan was to go to an Alzheimer's awareness night tomorrow night....Got to the office just in time to get the tickets...Ben began reading them..Says "Good for any season game, but not for play-offs or August 22nd"..Bummer!...May have a back-up available for tickets, otherwise we won't be able to go with back to school shopping we did today plus ASB & student pictures the first day Ben goes back.... I won't be all that disappointed if we don't go, but a friend of ours begged us to go to see fireworks and the auctioning off of purple jerseys after the game....Had a good day & did get our quiet time we planned.... Well, I shall say hubby did..He snored!!!!!!!!!!! I read....

BBQ(sauceless & home-raised)Tip Steak,Few bites of Corn on Cob (not very good this time),1 sl. Health Nut Bread


H2o = about 80oz.


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

glycrina on 08/21/2009:
ahhh, I few hours alone with hubby sounds really relaxing and wonderful. just what you needed!

thinnside40 - Thursday Aug 20, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Got home late last night as I figured we would..Wound up eating a bowl of cereal for supper on the heels of a 3 bite piece of cake (minus alot of the thick frosting) & some mixed nuts... No walk....

Slept in a little this morning & now need to get a few things done before Ben & I have to be @ the eye doctors. Weather is so hot & somewhat humid already this morning...

I mentioned ridiculous crapola in our lives at the moment & that continues.. It has me (us) mentally wiped out. BUT, it has not gotten me down as far as keeping on track & focused... I took a very long nap yesterday,due to a phone conversation going into almost 1 a.m. & it draining me to the core of all energy I could muster up to keep moving... Not a lot got accomplished unfortunately...This person we are dealing with is on the verge of draining and/or alienating a lot of people & already has a couple people this last week.... Prayerfully someone will be able to get through to them to see how destructive they are in how they are conducting theirself. I know that we are now personally done trying, as nothing we have said or done is ever taken in the right manner &  everything is twisted to meet their own personal need or agenda. Hard to get away from as it is someone we are involved with 2-3 times a week... BUT, onto converting that energy to positive vibes  for  ourselves & not letting it drain us anymore... God will take care of it for us.  Keep our own doorstep clean!


Oatmeal Pancakes,Lite Syrup, Black Coffee (Late)

2/3  of 32oz. Iced S.F. Coffee

Went to the eye dr. and found I now need correction for the right eye after several years of only needing it for the left.... My left eye never has turned all the way in while reading & I  haven't been as faithful about wearing my glasses as I should of been to prevent my right eye from getting weaker.... Good news is I found a frame I really liked just $1 over our limit & we get a 20% discount out of pocket..I paid 80 cents for my new glasses (hehehe)...My eyes are almost back to normal and now it is time to go to music practice.... Ate supper a bit early... I bought the kids lunch/supper on our way home and I waited...Basically skipped lunch, due to eating breakfast so late & then Dr. appointment....Snack of popcorn maybe later...

Left-Over Bean Chix Soup,Watermelon

Few goobers

I am up late and probably will sleep in a bit Friday a.m. (unless there is a super good sounding Yard Sale close by :-) Music practice went well & just got done filing a claim with Fedex for a pakage they totally mutilated....Going to take a sleepy pill & read a bit to wind down...

H2o= 100-120oz.

Much Love ~ Happiness ~ Success to YOU!

01/21/08 ~ 237#'s (highest weight ever)

Mid/Late '08 ~ 196#'s (lowest in 10 years)


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

glycrina on 08/20/2009:
Yes. you are right. some things are in God's hands and we can only pray. It is very difficult to watch people fail and feel powerless. I do it everyday at work. In fact, in a session today with a client, they became angry at me because I "wouldn't let them give up". I tried to explain to this person that I can't "let" them or "make" them do anything. God gave us all free will. But there will be consequences and if she is willing to accept the consequences then that is her decision. All I can do is explain what to her what those consequences might be and it is up to her to make the decision. She didn't like that very much, but it was the truth. The truth shall set us free, right?

selina on 08/21/2009:
Thanks, Thin! Yummy food, cereal for supper sounds good! what are goobers?

biscottibody59 on 08/21/2009:
Looks like a good day--hope today's a good one for you as well!

loveray on 08/21/2009:
thank you! that helped a lot:) happy friday! xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2009:
glad to see you are in a positive state of mind. i keep seeing things like pancakes, i think i may need to start experimenting in making the "perfect jackie pancake" bc i am starting to crave one. lol. good day.

glycrina on 08/21/2009:
Re: It sounds like this person is extremely self-involved and can't see how his actions are affecting others. That is really sad because it is CHURCH band not Battle of Bands. Doesn't he realize that people work harder when they are given positive encouragement and can see their own strengths? Um hello, Jesus may have been the first to point that out. If he is working a 12 Step program, he needs re-work Steps 6 and 7.

glycrina on 08/21/2009:
PS That may have been a little harsh on him . . . but you know what I mean.

thinnside40 - Wednesday Aug 19, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Yesterday I began snickering @ myself as I was thinking of how I have been  feeling something the last few days  that I have been missing for a while.... It's called self-worth... Began to then grumble @ how I myself have been the one to not take charge of really how I have been feeling overall emotionally & physically for so long... Couldn't control the anxiety attacks & such, but haven't had one in a month...Yay!  Now the walking is in place & like a routine again and the eating is on course..I feel so much better physically first & then mentally charged up to feel this way again.... Attitude is positive, despite some other totally ridicilous crapola going on in our lives at the moment & just the sense of duration being strong..... Humurous point is I'm going to figure out a way to bottle up all these feelings, energy,good vibes going on that have me "pumped" to save for those days I may forget how good I'm feeling now I am taking responsibility for how I feel.. How could I NOT want to feel this good ? It happens becuase of life circumstances, hormonal stuff,yada,yada,yada........I am vowing to myself to stay on track to remain feeling good through no matter what comes my way. We all do it to ourselves at one point or another in getting off track, struggling to take back charge & then finally taking responsibility for the success or demise of our goal reaching....Things that beset us through troubles, struggles, emotions don't/didn't tell us to feed them with food (despite what we tell ourselves). Just as we don't need the food to survive or make us feel better in those times..The gratification food gives in those circumstances is temporary...  By eating to soothe what ails us, just adds to the problem. End of story! My problem isn't emotional eating for the most part, but plain ole' simple eating the wrong foods in the mode of "who cares or what is it going to hurt?...I'm doing o.k."  one day makes me continue the next day and the next day and the next day..You get the picture...  By the time I wake up to see how stupid I've been, time comes the pants are tight, I'm lethargic & in a pit of what do I do now????? Here we go again....But, I have stopped myself & re-commited time & time again in refusal to go back to 237#s + a few maybe and for that I'm proud of me that I can say that for all of my 30+ years of weight struggles that I finally reach a point of "nope,not gunna let myself down".. I tossed out ALL the next size up in knowing that I WILL NOT buy new clothes unless they are smaller ones...  I'm going to reach my goal one day is main point....

Let us not forget how good it feels to be healthy ALL THE TIME by not letting things control us, but us making the right choice(s) to keep a positive attitude while working toward our goals. They are obtainable!


Oatmeal,Fresh Peach,Walnuts,Skim, B. Coffee

Left-Over Bean & Chix Soup,Watermelon

Yoplait Lite Yogurt, 12 Plain Roasted Almonds

Supper is unknown @ this point..The kids & I have to be @ church @ 5:30 for a music practice & we won't be home til after 9:00-9:30...The last 3 Wednesday nights have been "Jack in the Box" because of us having a schedule that was off from hubby & us being so cramped for time...Shhhh!!! That isn't going to happen tonight I'll tell ya...No more cheeseburgers,fries & coke for a long time.... There is a suprise wedding reception after prayer meeting...In my way of traveling this journey of not being on a "diet", but being a moderation & common sense thing..I will most likely have a small piece of cake if it is a kind I like.


Much Love ~ Happiness ~ Success to YOU!

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

momster13 on 08/19/2009:
I like reading your diary, its inspiring!

selina on 08/19/2009:
What an inspiring entry, thin!! WTG!

mama_nurse on 08/20/2009:
Very beautiful and uplifting entry!!!!!

loveray on 08/20/2009:
cheer up friend...you are so worth it and more! take good care. xoxo

thinnside40 - Tuesday Aug 18, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

The smells and feels of fall are in the air when I get up in the mornings, but looking at the forecast for the remainder of the week reminds me that summer is still in full swing...100+ temps again  starting today. 

Yesterday was the run-around town day & today is the get serious & clean,price, box day with the kids.. Plus do a few loads of laundry... Keeping busy again and not taking morning naps( I did the first few weeks after I quit working) has helped my mind-set of getting back into shape like I was when walking so much..Still had plenty weight to rid of, but felt "fit" at least with muscle and not Jell-Oee fat... Tisk Tisk..Moving onward! No remeniscing about the should of beens.....To the "I can, I will & I am" of TODAY....


Scrambled Egg/Whites,High Fiber English Muffin, Black Coffee

Cucumber, Canteloupe

Khashi Biscuits (like triscuits),Hummus,Apple

Plain Roasted Almonds

Mixed Bean Soup w/Chix, Corn on Cob


Much Love ~ Happiness ~ Success to YOU!

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

loveray on 08/18/2009:
happy tuesday! thinkin boucha. xoxo

hollybelle on 08/18/2009:
Glad you liked my chart. You know I kind of regreted that the verses were so abbreviated, but it's a good memory jogger! I will think of it in your bible. Hang in there, toots!

glycrina on 08/18/2009:
I know what you are saying about feeling fit with pounds to lose. We have been having a heat wave up here too. I get up around 7am and it is not too bad if you don't mind a little sweat.

glycrina on 08/18/2009:
Re: My hubby tells me that sweat is toxins leaving your body. I am glad to see that you are back in the saddle!!! YAY Thin! Put me on your shoulder and whenever you are making a good decision, I will jump up down and cheer you on. you go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/18/2009:
thanks for your comments. and, i just read glycrina's comment and I KNOW that is why I did sweat more than usual tonight. My black tshirt was completely soaked when i got home! :)

i really appreciate you telling me to take it a day at a time. because, i have not been doing that. and that is when i slip up the worst.

i see new foods in your meal plan. and healthy ones. keep switching it up! so you don't get bored.

selina on 08/19/2009:
I'm so happy you are back full force!!! Drink lots of water and stay cool...

biscottibody59 on 08/19/2009:
Hope you have a great day--and get in all the walking you can stand as well:-)

momster13 on 08/19/2009:
Thanks for the comment, its so nice to hear from others with similar experience. Have a nice week~*m

thinnside40 - Monday Aug 17, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Hubby's B.P. is coming down between eating healthier,meds,walking & going to bed earlier... We made the 5.25 mile mark for walking last week in the 3 days/evenings we made the time to go & will continue to make that time or go on the treadmill. Looking forward to when I get myself broke back in and can combine the 2 activities each day....I hate having to take those baby steps of 1-2 miles again, but it is necessary & rewards await me when I get back to 6 mile stretches in seeing the beautiful scenery & not thinking about anything really for 1.25-1.50 hours each day...  Tomorrow ?!?!?!? - Kidding!


Oatmeal,Marionberries,lil Brown Sugar,Skim...Black Coffee

1/2 Turkey Sandwich

(WW Bread, Turkey Breast, Tomato, Lettuce,Swiss,Mustard,Pickle Spear), 1 cup 7 Bean Soup


2 Mile Walk

4 thin slices Chix Sausage,Brown Rice, Peas,Corn on Cob


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

selina on 08/18/2009:
So glad to hear your hubby is improving! it's wonderful you can do this together, as a family... I can only hope that my husband would joing us for our walks... he never does, but that's something we can't force people to do.... they have to have their own will, I can only invite him... baby steps is the right way! Soon you'll be back doing the 6 mile runs!

thinnside40 - Sunday Aug 16, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Went to church this morning and getting ready to head back in a few minutes...Moved the computer to it's own room and out of our bedroom, so needed to check if I got everything all hooked back up the right way..I did! This entry is proof....  Sunday's are such a day of restrained time, but I wanted to mark this off my to do list for this afternoon....Instead of taking a nap....Burnt calories is the benefit...

Speaking of calories, here is today's menu so far:


Oatmeal,Marionberries,Skim, lil Brown Sugar, Coffee

Plums, 1 Red Vine (3 a serving)

Salad (lettuce,tomato,cucumber,black beans,1/2 avocado,lite ranch, few crumbled tortilla chips)

Diet Pepsi

1 Mile Walk

PBH Sandwich,Canteloupe

Much ~ Love ~ Happiness ~ Success to YOU!

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

selina on 08/17/2009:
great menu!

thinnside40 - Saturday Aug 15, 2009
(Summer is Keeping Busy~Yard Work~House Work~Kids)
Weight: 215.0

Slept in til almost 10:00 a.m... Shhhh!

Agenda today is to get my projects done from yesterday... Planning a Yard Sale within the next couple weekends & preparing has been a blast to know that I'm ridding of a lot of stuff, just storing it here, there, everywhere in the meantime is a bit of a hair raising experience to say the least with a 1,100 sq. ft. home...Boxes abound plus 2 hutches, dining room table & the such are outa here...Hanging onto things for the sake of not wanting to hurt feelings of those who gave them to us has been a difficult thing to face...Time to rid of those things we haven't used in 10 years & I feel weighted down by so heavily in just keeping them... So much space could be simplified & make my feelings made much lighter.. THANK YOU "Clean House"... My house is no longer a storage unit for relatives hand me downs that don't even fit our decor or are WAY TOO BIG for our needs...Not being unappriciative, but they didn't want them any longer either... About like when the kids don't want all that is on their plates & they ask dad/mom if they want it..."not really, but better not let it go to waste"... Ridiculous! No need?..Don't take!

I have been talking about getting rid of, organizing, cleaning, etc.  and have a lot over the last year +... But, it has been a great struggle to rid of ALL that was needed to and the time has come I am saying that I am doing it.... Making room for the treadmill, gazelle,yoga ball & stationary bike sounds better than storing hand me downs.


Oatmeal Pancakes,Lite Syrup, Coffee

Plums (my tree branches are touching the ground they are so heavy with fruit this year)

1/2 PBH Sandwich,Canteloupe

Fiber One Bar

Salmon,Brocolli,Corn on Cob,1 sl. Health Nut Bread

2.25 Mile Walk

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

Donkey on 08/15/2009:
Yay, you're posting again!!!

glycrina on 08/15/2009:
Urgh, my relatives are the worse. My family had a key to our house and they just put stuff in our basement or in our back or in out living room. I know they mean well, but sometimes I feel like they are saying "hey throw this out for us so we don't feel guilty about it!"

selina on 08/15/2009:
So glad you got your to sleep in and are full of energy to tackle the preparations for the sale, have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/15/2009:
nice breakfast. i used to make oatmeal pancakes and it was just with eggwhites and oatmeal. i just put the dry oatmeal and mixed it with the egg whites. perhaps spray butter for the pan...

glad you have posted your weight.

and it's even better you are concerned about your health and your husband's. remember, you are allowed to treat yourself once in awhile. i think you got sick of always eating the same foods?

biscottibody59 on 08/16/2009:
Good to see you renew your efforts--I wish you all the best!

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