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thinnside40 - Monday Apr 06, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0

Cannot believe it is just a few days from Easter... Last year this time I was settling into a routine in taking on the tasks of my lifestyle change.. Time flies!

Heading into this week for the remainder of my 13 day Easter challenge.... Looking forward to seeing what other things I can do to keep myself challenged & on track...

Going for Day #8...........YAY!!!!!


Scrambled Egg/Egg Whites, HNEM, Coffee

Fiber One Bar

PBJ(H N Bread, Smart Balance PB, All Fruit), Carrots, Apple


Went for a 2 mile walk. Really wanted to go 3 and the weather was perfect for it, but hubby is working late and the kids were ready for supper..Need to find that balance between the "me" time & being "mom".... Thankful I got to go at least 2 miles...Need to wear different shoes tomorrow..Blister! OUCH!!

 Hot Cereal (skim & few whole dried cranberries)


Dove 71% Cocoa (1/4 serv.)

Going to do some workout with the Yoga Ball....

H2o = No less than 120 oz.

Thinking positive makes one feel "I CAN & WILL DO THIS".. Very empowering......

Thinking negative makes one feel "maybe I can, maybe I can't, I don't really care or don't think I care too much"... First step in self-defeat & failure only makes ourselves feel worse about everything else.

You can't make my journey a success any more than I can make your's a success for you....Nobody can do this for anybody else of course... Taking responsibility, accountability & seeing self-worth are the basics for us all.... Let's see where it takes us together. Banking on positive results as we take a step in our own path, but for obtaining the same goal of healthy living.

There has been such a change in people coming/going this last few months....Even those who have been here way before the short amount of time I have been here... People that were on top of their game, just dwindling away or feeling not capable of succeeding.... Success in any measure is just that... SUCCESS.... No matter how much or how little...The biscotti "NEVER GIVE UP" that I re-run in my mind all the time has got to be one of the hardest pills to swallow at times, but I say try try try try try try again, til I make it work.......No matter how many times that may be..... I'm worth it...SO ARE YOU!


 DAY # 8 = SUCCESS! YeeHaw!!!!!

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

omahagrl on 04/06/2009:
Sure blame me about TOM who the heck can I blame..lol Seems Jer is on track again and I am so proud of you! I am excited to see where I come out at by the end of this month. I am really going to dedicate the next 3.5 weeks to that size 16 jeans!! Walking will happen every day as well as good choices. I did enjoy my chai tea last night as I have learned to love that spice taste....mmmmmm

loveray on 04/07/2009:
thank you! i dont usually love soups, but that one sounds really good! hope you have a wonderful day. xoxo

thinnside40 - Sunday Apr 05, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0

Day #7 is well under way.. Hey, that makes a WHOLE week!!!!..Yaya!!!! I will anticpiate staying on track,despite the suprise of the "monthly dread"  sneaking up on me without the usual munchies, etc.. I guess I've been too busy dealing with anxiety, Meg, Spring Break, etc.... I would rather have the munchies to contend with to tell you the truth....

Meg is somewhat better...May keep her home from school tomorrow to make 100% sure she is over the worst part of this whole thing... The weather is gorgeous..  Hubby got called 2.5 hours away from home to work... I took Ben to church service... Meg & I are home in a quiet house... It seems so odd to be home on a Sunday morning... Ben is going home with PaPa & Maw til tonight's music practice... I have groceries to put away still from Friday.... Hoping hubby will be home before I have to go to music practice (Easter music)... Would like to walk a bit, cause the weather is in the 60's and NO WIND......

Menu & Activities

Grits,Skim,HNEM,Grapefruit, Coffee

Chai Tea(Honey & Skim,Banana,Dove 71% Cocoa (1/4 serv)

Re-run Salad(like Saturday nights)

Sl. Whole Wheat Bread w/All Fruit

Hot Cereal

Micro-Popper Popcorn

Upper Body exercises



H2o = No less than 120 oz.

DAY #7 = SUCCESS....YEEHAW!!!!!!


Here is one of my pretties I found when I walked outside this morning..Pleasant surprise!

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

nimony on 04/05/2009:
Hi thin, I love the flowers photos! Hang in there! This too shall pass. Thanks for your comments about eating more than 1200 calories...a good reminder for me. I should be eating about 1400 calories a day and foods that have less fat (no McDoubles or real butter) and eat more veggies (ran out, finally bought more yesterday). The last time I ate 1100 calories a day, I was grumpy, irritated and my body did exactly what you said, hung on to EVERYTHING. So I need to up those calories to about 1400 each day. Thank you so much for reminding me of this!

loveray on 04/06/2009:
yay for a whole week of health and wellness! you are so strong and motivated. love to you.

thinnside40 - Saturday Apr 04, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0


Getting ready for bed, but wanted to update the chart & put another day down of my menu/activities...........

Scrambled Egg/Egg Whites, 1 HN toast, Grapefruit, Coffee

Banana, 1 sq. (1/4 serv.) Dove 71% Cocoa... (On purpose & within my plan for today being my "lady day"...)

Hot Cereal, Skim

Oregon Chai Tea (honey & skim milk), Apple

Small Salad (Ground Turkey Breast, Lettuce,Tomato, Black Beans (LS & rinsed), skiff of WW Cheese, Lite Ranch, 5 Crumbled Tortilla Chips)

Micro-popped Popcorn, 1 Pure Fruit Leather (no added sugars ~can't remember the brand, but WalMart now carries them & they are my favorite)

H20 = No less than 120 oz.

Short Yoga Ball workout before retiring for bed......

YeeHaw!!!!!!! to #6......


Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

nimony on 04/05/2009:
Most excellent job again, thin! I love your "lady day" idea and the fact that you celebrated it within your food plan. Good job on drinking the water too. You're doing a sam frantastic job. Keep up the great work!

thinnside40 - Friday Apr 03, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0

What a morning!..... Meg woke about 10:00 a.m. with an earache and still coughing... Called the Dr. to have them say "come A.S.A.P." so they could fit her in..... Diagnosis is a partial collapse in her left lung, caused by the beginnings of pneumonia (basically a "plug" stopping her lung capacity to be 100% ~ atelectasis) & an ear infection..... She was feeling better yesterday.... Poor thing.... Walked away with 3 Rx's that I have to go get filled as soon as the boys are gone... Taking the baby & R with us was a task, but T's mom said to go ahead to leave him here with Ben & that helped... I made a 1 hour round trip....

Started to desire to eat out of stress, but talked myself out of it as I prepared the kid's plates with chicken strips, fries,Texas toast & ranch dressing..... Fixed my dinner and I'm just as satisfied....... 1/2 of day #5 gone and I'm bound to make it the whole day to add to that chart...... In my thought process this morning I figured the reason that chart is helping is due to something being "clean slate" and me not wanting to mess it up with a flub...... Reminds me of how I have felt now I have the house 90% contained in order and don't want that messed up either.... The need to find an effective tool is not impossible, but may take some time to figure out WHAT it is that will work each time it is try try try try try again........ This is working so far and I'm glad it has effected my "want to" so well.... Reward system in a way..Doesn't cost me a dime either.... Never too old for rewards! Here I go towards another chickie step through the tulips.

Menu & Activities

Grits, Skim, Grapefruit, Health Nut EM


Albacore Tuna Sandwich, Orange

Small snack bag ( 1 serv.) of Plain Mixed Nuts

Got all of my errand running done & Meg's medicine She is worth EVERY  penny & more of what that stuff cost..... I hadn't eaten any snack and got so hungry when @ WalMart.... I found the bag of nuts @ Walgreens and figured that was an excellent tie over  til I got home... Now, it is 9:30 p.m. and I am tired, hungry & ready to put this day down as another success... I am claiming my walking between the stores & the parking lots that I parked as far out as possible & plus walking through a Walmart super store for an hour or more....I had purchased a cart of landscaping shrubs & perennials like I have wanted to use in our front portion of the house for so long. I FINALLY DID IT!!! The prices were too tempting to pass up (lace leaf maples for $5, evergreen shrubs for $4-$5....YAY!!!!) Had to take them out to the car first before purchasing the grocery items..... So 2 trips there.....

Progresso (lower sodium ~ healthier) Chicken Wild Rice Soup

H2o intake = No less than 120 oz.

YEEHAW! Day #5



Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

nimony on 04/03/2009:
I hope Meg is feeling better soon. Pneumonia is definitely no fun at any age. Good for you for making good, positive choices for yourself and not giving in to negative behavior under stress. One of your rewards for this is the satisfaction of knowing you did a good thing for yourself. I agree, rewards are great at any age! And they don't have to cost a thing. I, for one, am a firm believer that if plan A doesn't work, make a few changes and call it plan B, and if that doesn't work...plan C, and so on all the way through the alphabet if necessary! I just saw your pictures of Mt. Rainier National Forest. Yeah, I can see why that would be one of your favorite places to camp. I will definitely have to add it to my list!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/03/2009:
whoa. a lung partial collapse? i'm so sorry about that. i hope she is feeling better soon. did she have to have an Xray? i know that we take Xrays to see if there is a lung collapse. that's one of the many reasons for chest Xrays. :(

the portion of your menu i do see looks good. thanks for your support. i've been busy during the week. lol, probably not as busy as you. but busy enough for me. :)

MoodyMe on 04/04/2009:
So sorry to hear about Meg..thats scary..yikes. Hopefully the meds will kick in very soon and she'll be on the mend..

Sounds like you had fun shopping and getting some gardening stuff!! I LOVE that kinda shopping~what great deals you got!!

Another very successful day for you!!! Yipeeee!!!!!

mommyturn on 04/04/2009:
I am a newbie here but read your entry and hope that your baby girl is feeling better soon - poor thing! What wonderful success you are having btw!

Beth201P on 04/04/2009:
1st thing....I am sorry to hear about Meg. I am glad that you got her to the Dr. 2nd I wanted to thank you so much for your comment. It helped me a lot. I am not going to give up. :) You are doing so great. I just wanted to let you know that you keep me on track. ((Hugs)) I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Night and sweet dreams

thinnside40 - Thursday Apr 02, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0

One of my favorite places to go camping in the Mt. Rainier Nat. Forrest 

(Ohanepecosh & Paradise)

Well into day #4... I have tried to post this entry 3 times and this is the last attempt...3 of those times, it was operator error  that caused the trouble...

Was given the opportunity to sleep in this morning... Felt good.. Meg is feeling a bit better, but now dealing with bloody nose... She was able to get out of the house for the first time in 7 days when I went to pick up the neighbor boy a bit ago..... She wasn't upset when she found out that Ben was with PaPa & Maw... She is a fit thrower when it comes to things like that usually, but I think she knows how sick she has been & maybe becoming more mature about things when it comes to uncontrollable circumstances......Maw sent her home an adorable ballerina bunny last night for a get well gesture...

I am feeling better myself and have determined the anxious feelings are pinched nerve & muscle strain... Having muscle spasms today, without the "sensations" of anxiety attack.... Taking time to sit for 10-15 minutes at a spell and sip on some decaf tea to help me stay relaxed.... I am proving to myself the determination I have to reach goal (for right now at least) and thankful I'm able to talk my way through, instead of turning to food in the pain, tiredness & such...... Making that graph has been a great visual for me to keep focused on as well..... Anything to help motivation..... And now look..Moody is BACK!

Well, the brothers are now showing up and I must go get some dinner on the table for them.... Here I GO..... Success day #4!!!!!


Grits, Skim, Health Nut EM, G-Fruit, Black Coffee (watered down)

1/2 Banana

Bite of BBQ Steak (no sauce), Salmon Chunk & Salad (like all the others), 1 sl. HN Bread


Getting ready to eat my supper early...Music practice from 6:30 -8:30p.m....and banking needs to be done beforehand...  Will have to exercise sometime before going to bed.... WIll update when I do something..

 Hot Cereal, Skim

Ran out of time to eat @ home, so microed the cereal and wrapped it up with a spoon... Got the bank, stopped to get Meg a bite to eat, then arrived 30 minutes early to the church house...Ate my supper, then took off on foot around the parking lot for a mile walk (give it a mile ratio to 16 min. worth of walking @ fast pace)..... Meg sat in the car and finished eating.... Enjoying just being out n about.....

Mico-Popper Popcorn (while watching the FINAL EPISODE of ER)   S.F. L.F. Coffee

H2o = No less than 120 oz.

Day #4 is on the chart as being successful....... Can I give myself a BIG YEE HAW???? You bet I can.....

YEE HAW  !!!

I'm not stuck on myself.. Just am finding the self worth is easier to believe when I tell myself that I am doing this for me & for the right reasons..... And I AM doing it...... We all need to find that self-worth we once had or realize how much better we feel once we find it, that this is worth the healthier lifestyle.



Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

loveray on 04/02/2009:
i miss you and hope all is well!! xoxo

WI_HashiHypo on 04/02/2009:
Have a lovely evening!

selina on 04/03/2009:
Hi Thin, great to read about your success - 4 days, WOW! Keep it up! Hugs to you my friend!

MoodyMe on 04/03/2009:
You are doing wonderfully!! You definitely deserve a Big YEEEEHAWWWWW!!!!!

I love the pictures you posted..Are you from Washington state? I was born and raised in Oregon..moved to WV 5 years ago..I miss the Pacific NW so badd!!

Keep up the great work Thinnie!!!!! And thanks for the warm welcome back hon!!!


thinnside40 - Wednesday Apr 01, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0

Well, here it is April...Yesterday I said that the March winds must be planning on truly bringing in the April Showers on the 1st... It is SNOWING!...Melting as it hits the ground..Looks like it is is here for all day....

After getting through my anxiety attack about 7:00 p.m.... I was so tired and then worried to go to sleep later on... Hubby came to bed the same time I did, so I could sleep..  It felt so good to at least go 1 mile on the bike before bed to keep my graph going to Easter....

Today has been slow to get started.  Here @ 10:30 I'm eating breakfast. Have laundry & a couple other easy things to do before the whole day is gone....

Here I go for Day #3.... Doing as VJ has started doing for herself and I will say..

"Good Job Jer...Doing good!!!!!!!"

Menu & Activities

B :) Hodgson Mill Hot Cereal, Healthy Nut EM, Banana, Black Coffee (watered down)

S :) Nothin'

D :) Small Baked Potato, Diced Chicken Breast, 1/2 Avocado,1 TBS. FF Sour Cream, Side of Steamed Veggies, Orange

S :) Fiber One Bar

Walked 2 miles with hubby.....

S :) Hot Cereal, Skim Milk, Bite of BBQ Steak (no sauce)

S/D :) 1 sl. Healthy Nut Bread w/ Honey

Day #3 is marked as a success......YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have had some mild "anxious" moments today, but nothin like yesterday... More on the thoughts of it being pulled muscles, adrenaline rush, etc...... Praying tomorrow will be free of it all.......

H2o :) No less than 120 oz.


Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 04/01/2009:
I had one of those a couple weeks ago (2 nights)--I wouldn't call mine an anxiety attack--just the sense that my heart was stopping and I was starting to choke/not catch my breath--it's always as I'm falling asleep. Haven't had one of those "spells" in years--and with me it usually is not-enough-exercise/too-much-caffeine related when I think back. Stress is built-in unfortunately--how I handle it is another story:-)

Anyway, just wanted to comisserate--hope you work it out--have a good afternoon!

nimony on 04/01/2009:
So with all those miles under your belt, where are you walking to? You're about 1/3 the way across the US! I like your Exercise Ticker! I'll have to check it out. Keep on walking! You're really doing a great job. You mentioned this before, we are very close in terms of when we started, where we were and are weight-wise, and our overall weight loss and walking goals. We'll have to keep urging each other along! You're doing great, thinnside40! We'll both be under that 200 mark soon!

omahagrl on 04/02/2009:

MoodyMe on 04/02/2009:
Anxiety attacks SUCK!!! I hate those things..first time I had one (2 years ago) I thought I was having a heart attack..drove to my doctors..went in crying acting the fool~LOL...oyvey...

Now I know whut they are and am even able to "talk" myself out of them before they get too bad..Can't do that EVERYTIME..but most..

Hate those things!!

You're doing great!! love the YEEHAWWW!!! lol..

thinnside40 - Tuesday Mar 31, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0

Ready for another day of success. Weather is suppose to get real ugly (windy/cold) this afternoon.... Last day of so called March winds ~ HA! Ya right!...Not where I live...... 

Meg is not doing so good.... I'm readying the nebulizer for her... Give her a day of that and if she isn't better, then I will have to take her to the Dr.  No fever, but symptoms just aren't much better..... The viral/bacterial thing is so hard to determine anymore....

Scratched the popcorn last night....The hot cereal filled me up & by 8:00 p.m. I wasn't craving any munchies.... BUT, when I started watching the food network (10:00p.m.) with Diners, Drive-Ins -n- Dives...and trying to read a bit of a magazine full of recipes on one page, then weightloss success stories on the other (why do they do that?) Holy Cow, talk about trigger tongue-n-salivary gland syndrome.... I just turned it off and went to bed.. Going to work super hard to remain on the consecutive days of success....Here's to day #2 ! ..

Menu & Activities

Breakfast : - )

Scrambled Egg/Egg Whites, Healthy Nut EM,  Grapefruit.. Black Coffee

Snack : - )

Cantelope Chunks, 2/3 Banana

I am a chicken of sorts & dont' like the weather right now..... Ben & I have been outside anchoring down our tarp carport thingymabob even moreso than it was.....The fat on the back of my arms is cold and so is my bum.... The wind is scary @ 50-60mph gusts & the temp is brrrrrr..... Now, I have a  bruise on my right wrist to match the one on the left wrist... I got a section of my wrist caught in between the bungy chord and the hook...The wind grabbed and cinched it tighter the stronger the gust... Darnit! That smarted! I'm going to go get my dinner fixed before the possibilty of electricity going out....... Neighbor has moved his pretty red truck away from his 40+ yr old corkscrew willow tree (next to their front door ~EEK)... Travel advisories for poor visibility along the highways with dust... Rain/Snow is coming in with this storm..Told to expect it sometime before nightfall.... Maybe March winds are truly bringing in the April showers.....

Dinner : - )

Salmon Chunk, Salad (Lettuce,Cucumber,Tomato,Chickpeas,Lite Ranch)

Snack : - )

 Orville Micro-popper Popcorn, Coffee (like yesterday)

It is my every desire, intent, wish, etc to get in at least 2 miles of Gazelle tonight..... BUT, I am working through an anxiety attack right now... It started when I sat to eat snack about 3:45 p.m..... I felt & heard a little  snap in my neck, then all of a sudden feelings of "yuck", "tingle", diarrhea, hot face, shakiness, tight muscles in my upper stomach and arms,my tendonitis is acting up,  urge to pee when I don't have to, etc.........It was the first I had sat to relax, other than dinnertime in a hurry.... Of course thinking something serious is wrong with me makes it worse..... Today has been one of #1 ~ Hubby came in about 10:00 a.m. while Ben, R, & I were watching a special on T.V. about race car drivers and scared me to the point of shakiness & feeling scared whitless...... I didn't know he was working in this area & he thought I heard him drive in ( I DID NOT).... #2 ~ Ben & I worked very hard in the wind gusts to anchor down the tarp shed... I know I pulled muscles & was under great adrenaline rush.... #3 ~ Thoughts of what to do about babysitting R with his dignosis of Autism & wanting to be fair to him, me, the other kids, etc.... #4 ~ Thoughts of my mom & her diagnosis of dementia weighing heavily on my mind (subconcious).... #5 ~ Wanting so badly to get back on track and reach my goal of "155" and keep going with my consecutive successful days to Easter.... #6 ~ Scared of the wind (weird I know)..... #7 ~ Concern for Meg & her sickness this last few days.... #8 ~ Ben going out of town on Thursday with my parent's.... They wanted both kids to stay the night Wednesday and take them on a little road trip....Feeling guilty that Meg won't be going and it is going to be hard to disappoint her, but can't keep Ben from having quality time with his grandparent's during spring break.... Will need to come up with a alternate time for Meg to have some "alone time" with them when she is better...Just on & on, etc...... I have talked myself out of a couple milder attacks over the last year, but this is a BIG one like the very first one I had a couple years back (someone had turned me into CPS for Meg having a month old bruise on her face from a fall in our kitchen that I reported to the school ~BOGUS!!!! and on my record for 10 years, even though it was unfounded)I woke @ 2 a.m. thinking I was having a massive Heart Attack..Hubby rushed me to the hospital and I was hooked to every machine imaginable to find out my "ticker" was just fine......... Steeping some decaf tea and will be limiting my coffeine intake the next few days probably.... Going to eat a bowl of hot cereal & relax now hubby is home.... Thank the Good Lord that he didn't have to work later than 6:45p.m. Just having him hear with me makes me feel less anxious about myself and how I'm feeling..... Whew!

Supper : - )

Hot Cereal, Skim Milk

Snack/Dessert : - )

Apple, Tangerine

Feeling better....Just have muscle soreness and super tired now.... Ready for beddy bye..... Took a slow paced mile on the bike during the last few minutes of BL... Now, Day #2 is able to be charted as ending in accomplishment/success for my daily goal..... YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

H2o Intake : - )

No less than 120 oz.

Much LoveHappiness ~ Success to YOU!

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

grumpy on 03/31/2009:
Hey dear, not really on commenting mood lately, but i am always think of you. xo

WI_HashiHypo on 03/31/2009:
Have a great evening!

loveray on 04/01/2009:
i want to know whats in your chicken-cabbage soup!! i hope you are well- thinking of you often and wishing you the best, always. xoxo

omahagrl on 04/01/2009:
I read your entry just now and the weird thing is last night I started having an anxiety attack in bed. It starts with a raising heart then my mind likes to think I am going to die in my sleep. When I start to fall asleep I wake up suddenly thinking my heart stopped. I have not had one in a while but I think the combination of money worries and too much caffine yesterday caused it. It has been a while since I have had one that bad. The one thing that helps me calm down is thinking about my nephews and something we will or have done. I was finally able to sleep about 11:30 but woke up at 4 am thinking about a darn TV that we packaged yesterday. How silly is that! Well here is to our April challenge! YEEEHAAWWW

thinnside40 - Monday Mar 30, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0

It is time to get serious again....And I mean serious!... Strict, focused, determined & on top of my game.... Walking will start taking precidence over relaxing when the boys go home... Eating habits won't be the same as back in '08, but going to try to find something that works, like the first few months @ DD did. Have read and heard several places this last couple weeks that trying something again that once worked, probably isn't going to work as well when you try it again when you get back to being "serious"..... Willing to play trial/error, but not going to waiver on the exercise...Time to commit to "ME" again..... Letting some other things go that aren't near as important, to allow devotion to my health.... I doubt I will start out with walking 6 miles (where I ended up), but going to at least make it 2 miles in this new walking regime. I still have yet to reach that 1,000 mile mark..I'm @ 969 miles since 02-01-08.... Time to reach for that 1,000!

Meg has been very sick since Friday... Fever on Friday, along with a cough...Saturday brought a blood shot right eye to accompany and then Sunday the left eye.... Not having pink eye I know, cause there isn't anything else, but the redness.... Just very miserable and listless.... Today, she looks better, but can tell she isn't feeling up to par with a stuffy nose started.... She has lost 3 teeth over the last month and headed for the 4th coming out anyday.... I think she is just wore out and spring break will be a good time to recharge....  I have a full house all week, so next Monday will be a welcome sight!

Menu & Activities

B ) Hefty Breakfast~  Hodgson Mill Mixed Grains Hot Cereal, Healthy Nut EM w/ Honey, Grapefruit.....Black Coffee

S ) 8 oz. LS V-8

The kids were outside...I was raking... All the while I was thinking I should be doing something else to count towards my walking.... Decided to take the Gazelle outside.. Made it like walking.... Was able to watch the boys while I achieved a goal for today.... I got in a mile.

D ) Left-Over Chix Cabbage Soup, Orange

S ) Yogurt (60 cal. one), Coffee w/1/4 c. Skim & S.F. Irish Cream Syrup

Everyone went home by 4:45p.m....Got some chix on cooking, Ben to washing dishes, Meg to resting while watching funniest home videos & I set out immediately to walking...... Yowza Baby! WINDEEEEEEEEEEEY..... I kept on having the song "I feel good... nanananana.. I knew that I would.... I feel good c'mon now.. bopbopbop.... I feel good, bop bop, so good, etc. etc. etc. " (or something like that) on my mind the closer I got to home...... I want to do something more, but also don't want to be over-zelous..Just realistic, patient to build up my stamina & feelings of fitness again...It's like starting all over with the daily exercise regime..It feels inadequate for mileage, but I know it's not for right now... I may go ahead and do a tad of Yoga ball with weights while I watch T.V. tonight... Mix it up.....

S ) Hot Cereal, Banana

D/S ) Orville Micro-Popper Popcorn

H2o = No less than 120 oz.




Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

omahagrl on 03/30/2009:
Lets go sista and make April the best month so far in 2009!

Maria7 on 03/30/2009:
I prayed for Meg. Hope she feels better.

Maria7 on 03/30/2009:
Thank you for your comment.

housewifeheathe on 03/30/2009:
What a great active day!!

thinnside40 - Friday Mar 27, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 202.0

I have a lil window of opportunity, so figured I would come back to DD. I noticed that I had a blank entry yesterday... Huh, I had a distraction of 5 sherriff's cars & a State Tooper surrounding the neighbor's house.... So, that's why my entry was blank.. I didn't even remember starting one to tell you the truth... We live far out in the country, but not immune to bad things happening...Nobody is!... Sad to say, it isn't something that really suprised me to see happening before our eyes, as something hasn't been right for a very long time and we've actually been waiting for something "big" to happen... I thank the Lord that I had just brought the boys in for their naps 5 minutes before commotion broke out. My own children did witness it though... I rallied them in the house and we prayed for everyone's safety. School staff (we share fence with the school) even pulled all the kids in from their latch-key recess...   Words of a sailor came out of a young woman's mouth that shocked Ben & he is a bit awe-struck to have been witnessing what he did... Meg, on the other hand is'nt as emotionally touched as he or I.... She's a tough cookie!... I did wonderful @ my eating conciously throughout the day, then they had pizza @ music practice... I had 2 pieces & came home to eat a bowl of rice crispies. While outside with the kids, I walked several times around an area we have set aside for the kids... It is bordered by cherry timbers 4 high... A little like tight rope walking in comparison... My buttock/hip muscles are telling me today...

So, enough of yesterday's drama.... Meg woke up this morning with glowing cheeks & lethargic..... She started coughing last night, but it was productive.... Allergies was my thought.... Not this morning!... May be some allergies going on, but she is one sick little girl too..... Planning on pulling out the nebulizer stuff here in a bit to make sure it's ready if needed....

I am tired...Mental tiredness does me in and I feel like I'm sleep walking a tad..... Could close my eyes and fall straight to sleep... Eating habits so far today are showing their true colors in effect.... 2 Whole Grain Flax English Muffins with Honey, Scrambled Egg/Egg Whites, Bite of Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tart, Handful of Whole Dried Cranberries & a Banana... I wanted to eat the whole pop-tart, but made myself stop...Moved onto the cranberries and made myself stop before eating the whole bag worth... Could of kept going & going & going, but I MUST STOP NOW!  I made a wonderful Cabbage Soup yesterday & plan is to eat some for my dinner.... Full of cabbage, tomatoes, chicken breast, black beans, corn & simmered in home canned tomato juice with a splach of LS V-8.....  Satisfying and so healthy... R has pre-school here in just a bit & Ben will be home in a few minutes.... T is going outside to play, Meg is asleep... I am going to go put a jacket on the baby & go outside too! Sunshine and no wind!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to make this a successful day, even if it hurts me!




Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

loveray on 03/27/2009:
happy weekend, xoxo!!

Maria7 on 03/27/2009:
Well, I should say!!! 5 sherriff's cars and a state trooper is surely a distraction!!! But I am so glad you and your family were safe!!! And that is AWFUL that your child had to hear filthy cussing coming from that adult!

I hope Meg feels better. Sorry to hear she's not feeling well.

Your cabbage soup sounds VERY DELICIOUS. The veggie soup I made the other day is ALL GONE.

WI_HashiHypo on 03/28/2009:
I would like to apologize to you for snapping at you directly and indirectly. No need to accept it or even say anything to me in my dairy, I just wanted to apologize to you.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/28/2009:
i hope everyone feels better soon!

Maria7 on 03/29/2009:
Hope you and yours are having a blessed day.

thinnside40 - Thursday Mar 26, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Maria7 on 03/26/2009:
Hope you and yours are having a nice evening, Thin.

nimony on 03/26/2009:
Hi, wow, you've racked up quite a few miles walking. I didn't keep track last year, though I started to this year. Since last month, I've only walked 10 miles, but I climbed 7,250 stairs! Your idea of including the kids in bike rides is a good one, and with spring in the air, it's a great time to start. My 14 year old son stair climbs with me and will be biking with me too, which is cool. One year, I put up a map of the US and tracked my exercise miles from East Coast to West Coast, which is about 3,000 miles. Maybe you and the kids could add up your miles biking, walking, etc., and "watch" yourselves "travel" across the country. Might keep them interested and all of you motivated. You're doing great! Keep it up!

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