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thinnside40 - Saturday Jan 24, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 200.5

Headed out in a few minutes for WalMart, Oroweat & (maybe Goodwill)... Meg slept in, staying home with me and there is no sense in me staying home putting off the inevitable.....Have to get all the shopping done A.S.A.P. in  order to be back to the church at dinner bell time....ir have entertained the thought of just dropping it off on our way to allow me to not feel pressed for time... I take a while to shop..Label checking, price checking, daydreaming, etc....

Couldn't resist and stepped on the scale this a.m..... It says 200.5 for sure, maybe 200.... I'll officially claim 200.5...   Every little bit counts!

Off to dump the soup in the Sunbeam cooker & fix my hair/make-up.... Have a wonderful Saturday! I'll be back tonight to read/comment.....

Cancel the soup, cake,work, etc... I'm going SHOPPING!... Ben just called & said the carpet didn't all get done in the church house yesterday, so the work party is "off".....They are just setting up in a meeting hall for services tomorrow, then coming home.... I'll hurry to take my dad a HUGE bowl of soup & 1/2 the cake I guess before he heads home... Man-o-Man!


8:45 ~Whole Grains English Muffin, Simply Fruit, Banana, Coffee

2:30 ~ Diet Pepsi & 2 sm. Chester Chicken Breast Tenders

8:30 ~ Taco Soup with a grate of Cheese, dollup of FF Sour Cream & few crunched up Tortilla Chips

8:45 ~ Piece of Oatmeal Carrot Cake

Meg & I crossed paths with the "men" on our way out.... She wanted to stay with dad & Ben wanted to come with me... They swapped... Didn't get to take my dad soup/cake.....He was already gone when I called to see when he was leaving the church.... Found out my Aunt (the one who's house my g'ma is staying at right now) is sick, so called her to see if she wanted some soup & cake.....She did! They live close to WalMart.... Took her about a gallon (I made 2.25 gal. approx.) and half the cake.......

Ben & I got home about 7:45.... We went to WalMart, Bread Store, Costco, Off the Record (for Ben) & Goodwill (for me).. Had a good time together.... Now, I have eaten supper after most of the day on my feet and having not eaten alot prior to supper....My tummy isn't liking the cake I ate.... I ate it cause it isn't like the b.d. cake.... This cake is one that I can have 1 piece and call it good...The Birthday cake was another story...  From a box, whereas this is from scratch & rich rich rich...... Stomach is letting me know it's disapproval as I type . Plus, I'm tired, H/A is intense & my nose is like a faucet..... Hubby woke yesterday a.m. with his sinus' plugged and now he has a cough.... Um.... Not good!.... He kissed me on the lips yesterday morning before he realized he shouldn't of (and I didn't know he felt a cold coming on). NoNoNoNoNoNoNo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baked potato feed has been called off for tomorrow, due to the carpet issues @ church forcing services be held in the "fellowship hall"...... That is fine with us.... We want a Sunday afternoon nap!..... Gazelle/Bike will be put off tonight again.. Tomorrow (if I'm not sick.... I WON'T BE SICK~ positive thinking) will be a day to devote some time to it and maybe a walk.... It did snow last night about 1/2 inch and was beginning to snow again just a bit ago..... On that note.... I'm outa here for another day......Hubby's hands are calling my feet to come hither.... it's the least he can do if he gave me his cold huh??? ...Naw, he usually rubs my feet a bit each night (if I ask nicely).... He's a good hubby!  I can't touch his feet..He's too ticklish... NOT ME!!!

H2o = No less than 120 oz.....

Wishing you MUCH Love, Happiness & Success!




Progress as of today: 36.5 lbs lost so far, only 45.5 lbs to go!

grumpy on 01/24/2009:
Ha, i dont even remember, have to watch it again, but yes, you are right!!! hahahaha. i feel like i am in control. my friend bumped into him and told him i am dating someone else and he should leave me alone. hahaha

mama_nurse on 01/24/2009:
Ahhhh, that's a bummer that the church party was cancelled! Oh well, make the best of it, which it looks like you are doing! :) Enjoy your day shopping, etc.... *hugs

loveray on 01/24/2009:
woohoo crazy saturday. congrats on the loss- you are back on track for sure! love you.

selina on 01/24/2009:
have a great day, thin! I bet you are having a ball!

Maria* on 01/24/2009:
Congrats on your new lower number!!! YAYYYYYYY! Is that you in those pictures???? I remember 'ironing'....NOT FUN!!! So glad most stuff is permapress now! Hope you find some real nice deals while you are shopping! I know I did today! Yayyyyyyy! And so sweet of you to give your Dad a big bowl of the soup and 1/2 the cake...bet you Mom will be glad, too!!! SMILE!!!

Maria* on 01/24/2009:
I'm going beddy-bye shortly...hope you and your family have a wonderful evening! (smile!)

mama_nurse on 01/24/2009:
Yes! I had a pretty good day~cals were quite low~but other than that it was good! I did my 2 mile walk aerobics dvd which I LOVE! :) Hope you had a great day *HUGS

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/25/2009:
yum to your taco soup. i've been in the mood for soup a lot lately! and usually i don't like going near it. weird. maybe i'm craving the sodium.

you are back on track. just about 200. nice! this is your year and so far you're proving that.

thinnside40 - Friday Jan 23, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0

Mornin' my sunshines!..... .... I have 9 hours to go til my weekend begins...... I have to decide what I am cooking or making for tomorrow's "work day" @ church.... I LOVE to cook, bake, make food.....(Here,  I removed the buns & pie pictures after thinking about how ridiculous it is to post what most of us are trying to stay away from) for other people.... I come from a long line of 'kitchen queens'... I loved to watch my g'ma cook with her apron on. She would let me kneed the dough, crimp the crust, stir the pot...... Meg has gotten to watch her make pie crust a couple times... Sissy & I wear our aprons and talk about g'ma and how I learned by just watching mostly.... O.K. now I've went down the road of food nostalgia.. Sorry!.. I just know I have to make something for tomorrow..

Needle is still stuck on the scale.... I won't get back on til next week sometime now probably... Just ANXIOUS to get <200 again..... Dad Burn It!  I say "Dear Lord, I know patience is a virtue, but can I have mine NOW ?"... Very bad!

This afternoon will be a quiet one... Pre-school from noon-4...vI am going to try to sneak in a 20 minute snooze while the baby sleeps....I sleep with him on my chest if I do that.... I have a nasty H/A and I know it is from lack of sleep.. Not sure what was up last night, but it was about 2 a.m. when I did doze off....

As you think about your plan/journey/diet....Veterans & rookies alike.... Consider how you felt the VERY FIRST day you began DD.... desperate maybe, determined to succeed, positive in outlook, feeling like in that moment nothing could stop you on your way to a goal... Whether you have succeeded, receeded, recycled, regreted, maintained, tried try again umpteen times or whatever else you may have done in your time here.... I urge you to look on it as you NOT giving up.... If you are reading this.. You haven't given up... Your still here, regardless if your posting private or public, around rarely or every day.... YOUR STILL HERE... There is something to be said about that in you want to succeed and are willing to try continually....You may look at it as a negative thing to be here for years, but to me that means you aren't a "give-upper" (if I can make that a word) and I draw just as much incintive & encouragement from that as from anyone who has "made it".....Whether you've been here since DD's beginning days, years, months or just days.... You WANT it?... Reach for it! Your strength may not be buried as deep within you as you thought. How badly do we want materialistic things and are willing to go all out to get it one/some day or at least dream about it?... I should have as much determination, drive, grit, tenacity to reach my goal as I do to get what I "want"... Healthy body from a healthy lifestyle?... I need it most important of all, but the "want"  for "me" needs to be there in order to make it work.... We are ALL worth it!

Menu & Activities

B:)Oatmeal, Banana, Coffee (255)

S:)4 oz. Yogurt, Red Globe Grapes (100) 355

Diet W.C. Pepsi (0)

D:)Slaw/Salad (Diced Cabbage, Shredded Carrots, Diced Apple, Walnut Pieces,Left-Over Chicken Breast  & Dressing/Vinegrette of Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar & very little Lite Miracle Whip)....Orange (320) 675

No nap...Tayt is a busy body today, so I put him to work... Helping assemble an Oatmeal Carrot Cake and making Cream Cheese Frosting.... Put on 4#'s of beans (pinto,garbanzo,black & lite kidney) to cook for a HUGE pot of Taco Soup.... Called my dad to see what cake he may want to eat...Chocolate,Carrot or Oatmeal... Chocolate was out & he said either of the others sounded fine... So I just added some shredded carrots to the oatmeal recipe .... I 1&1/2 recipeed it to make an extra  square pan worth to suprise Tayt with taking home to show his big brothers & parents what he helped fix. He has already had a piece!.... Lil' pill !!!.... My dad/mom told me when I was on the phone earlier that they were told "sandwiches" for tomorrow... Uh Oh.... I HAVE a HUGE pot of soup... I'm taking it anyways, it will get eat! Never have known many Baptist to turn down food. And I was told "we just need to fix somethin' to eat for the workers dinner"....

Well, Jonah is now awake, Meg will be home in a few & Ryder soon after... I sure hope I get some good sleep tonight!

S:) 12 Plain Almonds (84) 759

Ahhhhhh.... 5:30p.m. made it a day!.... Ryder seemed agitated after he got in from pre-school, so I stayed clear.. I think he needed a nap today!.... Tayt's dad got here @ 4:30...Tayt said "Dad.......Here! Take 'is we're takin' this us morrow we go mobilin'...".... He talks like that too, the {{twang}} thing...... He's around me too much They are going snowmobiling tomorrow morning & he is so excited to take his little 4-wheeler....... Hubby is working late.... I want to go take a nap, but fighting it so I sleep when I do go to bed.... I'm going to go work on our room til he is here, then we'll eat supper & relax... Nuff work for one day has been done for me & him both... I'm not saying I will or won't go a few miles though.. Haven't decided yet....My feets are swelled from not sitting (resting) much most of the days this week...

My plan for tomorrow is to let Hubby, Ben & Meg go to the church earlier than I do.... Baseboard tacking & hauling chairs is something I do/can do/have done, but that leaves me gone from home all weekend.... I don't get the house to myself much like the opportunity presents itself tomorrow. Getting out of the house alone isn't like getting time IN my house alone..... I'll show up for dinnertime with food and finish helping where needs be....  Ben is wanting Taco Soup NOW... Telling me it tastes fine w/o the meat in it.. That is thawing.. Forgot about it  .... I am out of here for the night... If I go some miles I'll update the #'s tomorrow... TTFN.. Have a  SAFE & GOOD WEEKEND!

S:)Salmon Chunk, Black Beans, Slaw w/o Chicken Breast (400?) 1,159

D/S:) Whole Grains Flax Muffin w/ Honey (150) 1,309...Maybe some popcorn way later if we watch a movie...(100) 1,409

H2o:) No less than 120 oz.

Wishing you MUCH Love, Happiness & Success




Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

omahagrl on 01/23/2009:

skinnyjeans on 01/23/2009:
Thank you for the encouraging words never to give up! I need to hear it sometimes!! :)

omahagrl on 01/23/2009:
MMMMMM Pie and bread...I think I could live just with those items!

Mom_of_Fred on 01/23/2009:
Hi! Thanks for the message. I really don't mind it when my fellow DDers give me advice because they are going through similar experiences. (It's mostly relatives, co-workers and clients that stick in my craw!) And as for diet programs - they work for some - but not me, not anymore. Have a great day!!!

p.s. I can't be anywhere near pie! Especially homemade ones! Pie is my Meth! Cake is my Crack! Ahhh!

mama_nurse on 01/23/2009:
Beautiful entry! So inspirational! You have a way of putting thoughts onto paper in a way that has a HUGE impact on my (and I'm sure SEVERAL other peoples) journey here! Thanks for being you! Hope you get a little sleep and also hope your HA goes away (I've had one since last night too....urrr). Have a wonderful weekend! Can't wait to hear what you decided to cook/bake! I'm sure whatever it is, will be LOVELY! Enjoy! *Hugs

selina on 01/23/2009:
Thanks Thin, I needed to hear that! your entry is right on!

I love cooking, too!

omahagrl on 01/23/2009:
I did not scratch and sniff but I did lick the screen. :-)

Maria* on 01/23/2009:
Oh, what a pretty rainbow picture!!! Hope you got you a good rest (and baby, too)! As for me, I think I got a little over 4 hours sleep but awoke feeling rested and ENERGIZED at 5 a.m.!!! Hope you and your sweet family are having a wonderful evening! Love, Maria

happymommy2girl on 01/23/2009:
Thanks so much for your great thoughts/words! Sorry about your H/A..they are a pain! lol...sorry for that, I just couldn't resist.

Sounds like you have been busy in the kitche, which is prob hard when watching calories. I liked your idea of the cake of adding the carrots since he didn't really decide for you, haha-but that is my sense of humor.

Have a great day tomorrow at church

happymommy2girl on 01/23/2009:
LOL!! I don't know how long I will resist some of the stuff I am wanting these last two days, but I will try-I figure if I focus on the right now and get thru each hour, then it will make the day and then do the same for the next day and I will get thru this craving time with my pms....but I will track/journal all that I have, even if I give in, lol-and face it head on! Thanks for the great words of encouragement

Maria* on 01/23/2009:
WOW, WILL THEY BE SURPRISED with the taco soup! You know they will LOVE THAT!!! And cake, too! They will have a good variety to choose from for sure!!! That was sweet of you to make 1 and 1/2 so the little boy you take care of could take some home to show that he helped make. HOW SWEET!!! Your Dad sounds like he is a real sweet person, like you!!!

mama_nurse on 01/23/2009:
I LOVE taco soup! Yummmm! Everyone will LOVE it I'm sure and it'll be a NICE addition to the sandwiches! Mmmmmm! Cake sounds lovely; and I must say it REALLY warmed my heart to hear that you made extra cake to let the little boy you care for bring some home to his family to show pride it what he helped make....So tender! :) Have a wonderful night!

panda22 on 01/23/2009:
Your soup sounds like it will be delicious! That's cute about the cake thing and him sneaking a piece lol he's such a great helper =D. Here's to tomorrow being a great success and I hope it is a lot of fun for you as well!

Genesis on 01/23/2009:
Great menu today!! Thanks again on the words of encouragement. I thought i did horrible again today on my eating. And yea it wasn't the best diet but it was a big improvment from yesturday. I have to remember that. Well have fun tomorrow!!

panda22 on 01/24/2009:
LOL @ forgetting the meat~! Yeah seems like that was the trend! Oh well, at least you remembered it! One time my mother in law made a humongous pot of chicken noodle soup and as we were all sitting down to eat it she realized she forgot the chicken! HAHA that takes the cake in my book! lol

Hope everything goes well today, and that you get some time to yourself in the house. I know exactly what you mean by that because I feel like the only alone time I get in mine is when hubby is fast asleep with the puppies and I get to come on here and chat (like now) and listen to my music =). Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/24/2009:
i shouldn't have put any kahlua in because it is VERY weak in terms of the amount of alcohol in it. i thought i would be affected by the alcohol really quickly because i was pretty dehydrated (although i drank something after yoga to help with that a great deal as to not get sick!) but the kalua didn't work so after that i stuck with vodka. haha.

healthy eating today, i like seeing the fruits.

i believe that all weightloss is is NOT GIVING UP - and sticking with it. like you, i don't give up. it seems i don't always make the right choices but giving up is a no-no. we know exactly what choices will help us reach our goals, so there's no reason to give up once you have the knowledge!

Maria* on 01/24/2009:
Hope you're having a nice day!

WI3 on 01/24/2009:
Enjoy your day!

mcwoo40 on 01/24/2009:
Have a super Saturday,Julie

thinnside40 - Thursday Jan 22, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0


Morning of bizziness for me.... Plus some operator errors when I was typing my entry earlier this morning..... Gave it a rest and here I am..... The baby was super fussy first thing this morning (sleeping now), Meg was lalligagging, etc, etc, etc....

Peaked on the scale this a.m. upon rising... It is on the verge of hitting that "200"..... Teetering 200/201/200/201 each time I stepped off/on...

Didn't eat all of the sweet potato fries last night... They were good, but a sweet potato is something that a little bit goes a long ways with me..... Won't fix them very often... Went 1 mile each on the bike/gazelle before collapsing on the couch.... Went to bed finally, then couldn't sleep... Lay there a good hour or so before any zzz's were caught.....

There is a "work day" on Saturday @ church... Painting & new carpet happened this week, so time to get things back in order and do a bit of outside work I guess... Ladies were asked to cook/fix for a dinner (they call it lunch)... Probably make a HUGE pot of soup & some cornbread... On Sunday there is a youth camp fund-raiser baked potato feed after morning service.... I bought 1 ticket for Meg & I to split a potato.... FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD... Ugh! I am so glad I have gotten back into the "mindset" of psyching myself up to stick to my guns with eating healthier..... I will take my own foods like before too when there is a potluck... May even just take a nice Chicken Salad on Sunday and have the 1/2 spud plain....Planning ahead for me with these things is key in my journey!

Boys are "play-doughing" it.... About time to get their snack ready...... 

Menu & Activities

B:)Whole Grain Flax Muffin, Simply Fruit, Scrambeled Egg Whites, Banana, Coffee (311)

S:)"Mixed Drink"  Blackberry Currant SOBE' Lean & Mandarin Sparkling Water (5) 316

D:) Tuna Sandwich, Popcorn (300) 616

A:) 4 Miles (G) 1 Mile (B)

S:) Yogurt (80) 696

S:) Salad (Lettuce, Tomato, 5 Olives sliced, 2 sl. Canadian Bacon cut in strips, 1/2 serv. LF Grated Cheese, 2 Diced Chicken Breast Pieces & Lite Ranch Dressing)..Topped with just a few Crumbled Tortilla Chips..... (480)  1,176

Timeclock stopped @ 5:00 p.m..... This Momma's cupboards & fridge were nearly bare.... Payday today, so Meg & I headed to the store for a few things to tide over til WalMart shopping (ugh)..Got some Gala,Cameo & Johnny Gold Apples, HUGE Red Globe Grapes, Oranges, Bananas, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cilantro (salsa~ Slurp!)... Chicken Breasts, Ground Turkey Breast, etc.... HEALTHY to the hilt... I know the guy was looking at me like "you don't look like you eat this healthy".. The pit/downfall of still being obese even after having gone down by 40#"s (almost).... Oh well!... Didn't let it bother me.. Really nobody else's business anyway is it?... Got home after hubby did, but had bought goodies to make an awesome salad for supper... It was a hit with everybody...... I will call it a crustless pizza salad.... Was going to make a pizza like I used to on flourless tortilla, but salad sounded better.... Just piled the lettuce in a pyrex pie plate and added  serving size or 1/2 serving size of the toppings..... YUM! I'm going to go have my dessert, go a bit on the Gazelle/Bike and call it a day....I'm not sure I'm going to make it through ER (me)/CSI Miami (hubby)........

Sliced Apple, Honey, 10 Plain Almonds (Cooked in the micro for 3 minutes) (180) 1,356

January Walking = 66 Miles

Biking = 25 Miles

Walking since 02.01.08 = 946.5 Miles




Wishing you MUCH Love, Happiness & Success!

Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 01/22/2009:
Have a great day:) Your breakfast sounds yummmy.....:) Wishing you much love, happiness and success back!

Maria* on 01/22/2009:
No...and I looked at A's entry and still haven't found it, nor in mine....

Congrats to you on being lower....you are so successful!!!

I know what you mean about the eatings....we have a lot of them, too. I usually 'go along with the crowd'.... NOT ANY MORE!!!!

Hope you have a fantastic day...I am fixing to leave to run errands....Love, Maria

Maria* on 01/22/2009:
Okay...I found A's entry...thanks for tellin me....

mama_nurse on 01/22/2009:
My oldest goes to dance after school at 3 and she car pools with a family that we have known for years and years to dance; she then dances from 3:30 to 5:30 today (thursdays she has tap and tumbling practices)....Daddy will pick her up at 5:30. My youngest goes to the preschool at the catholic school my oldest goes to....they also have a daycare center (which is ALL in the same building as the elementary school)....so she goes to preschool in the morning then daycare afterwards and Daddy will pick her up at 4:30. Other than my parents, his parents, and my grandparents and daycare/preschool/school/after-school care we don't have babysitters....I am soooo over-protective (as I've mentioned before) I would have a REALLY hard time getting a babysitter LOL so....therefore, I'm lucky that J is home on the nights I work (we always work our schedules off of each others to be sure that one of us or our family is available.....LOL) I will talk to you later~gotta leave soon! Have a wonderful day!!!! xo

mama_nurse on 01/22/2009:
OH~the family she carpools with~ their daughter is in my daughter's class and they've been going to school together since pre-school, always in the same class....and she also dances for the same company~the mom in that family is a SAHM which I LOVE and so she is able and very willing to take my daughter on Thursdays with them! They are blessings!!! :)

selina on 01/22/2009:
Hi Thin! I have never had black walnuts, I wonder what it tastes like.... My cats - yes, they are so spoiled and I am the culprit, along with Hubby. They take so much space in bed but I can never shoo them away... All the food talk in your entry made me hungry, LOL Have a great day!

starfish on 01/22/2009:
woohoo 201/200!!! you will be in the 100's so soon!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/22/2009:
lol, sweet potato fries are MOST tempting...

Maria* on 01/22/2009:
Have a good nite!!!

mama_nurse on 01/23/2009:
Oh goodness, I absolutely have NO problem answering any of your questions~I don't find them intrusive and I didn't feel I had to "explain" myself to you LOL I am just a pretty thorough person when I explain some things LOL Ask all you want~he he I'm glad that families have you to trust with their babies! Good childcare is SOOOOO hard to come by anymore. My mom also did home daycare when I was growing up because she wanted to be a SAHM (and she was until I was about 8'ish....) She worked in daycares from the time she was 14 yrs old and then decided to open her own once she had me and my brother (my sister is much younger than me and she went back to work when my sis was little). We are moving soon with J's new job....probably summer or fall and I'm so nervous to be away from family because (besides J and I) I trust them more than ANYONE else with the kiddo's....It's going to be tough when we move and don't have family around....J and I will prob end up working opposite shifts so one of us is always avail for kiddo's (me night shifts, him days~since my job easily allows me to work nights and I'd actually get pd more to do so).... LOL Here we go again....another LONG and DETAILED comment, haha. Anyways~don't ever worry about asking things :) Have a great night.....PS Sounds like you had a great day :))) Good job! You're awesome!!!!!! Your salad sounds delicious! til tomorrow.....night!

panda22 on 01/23/2009:
Wow sounds like you had a fun/busy day today! I agree with the planning ahead thing...I will be going to lunch today with a friend and am already planning what I will have =D Anyway, here's to the start of another fabulous weekend and I hope you have tons of fun! I will have to try the apples in the microwave too, that sounds really yummmmmmy =P See you later! *hugs*

panda22 on 01/23/2009:
**Ps...I'm mentally pushing the scale down to 200 for you this weekend...hope you get there! You are soooo close! Keep it up!***

Maria* on 01/23/2009:
Hope you're having a wonderful morning. (smile)

WI3 on 01/23/2009:
Just wanted to stop by and say "Have a wonderful diet day!" :)

see_maw on 01/23/2009:
MMMMMMMMMMM POPCORN!!! Have a great weekend!!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Jan 21, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0



Survived another day of self-discipline and came out unscathed..... Here I sit on this 21st day of January '09 in the same seat and doing the same thing I was a year ago for the first time....Posting an entry on DD.... This entry is coming in @ 36#'s down from then.... Geeze, that sounds pitiful for a year doesn't it?!?!?!?... Anywhoo, at least I am not saying "Here I go again" Starting @ 237 am I?.....NOPE!....Yay Me!... I'm not a self-gloater, but I can be proud of me and not be a stuck up at the same time....I'll do that!... Yipeeee!!!! My unspoken goal was to be back down to <200 by this day, but didn't make it.. Needle is stuck @ 201 this morning...I'll try again next Wednesday!... Can't do nothing else, but keep working towards it....Ain't gunna happen any other way... (sorry fer the poor Englishe')

Meg's b.d. was a great one.... She enjoyed her cake & presents...Thank You for the birthday wishes!

House is currently quiet... Sleepy heads are restin' & the other isn't here yet..... Enjoying a cup of coffee, reading DD & planning my attack on my bedroom sometime today...Think hubby was suprised Monday with the kitchen & bathroom?.... He will FLIP if I get our bedroom done. Weather is suppose to turn to freezing mist/fog late afternoon. Bible Study will be a wait-n-see.... 

I have roughly over a week of being faithful to the Gazelle & bike regime.... Outdoor walking isn't weighing on my mind as much....I think those couple of weeks I got to actually walk did some good for my mental state of mind, thus has spilled over into my lifestyle changing "discipline" department.... I hate mental tiredness/fatigue (which was where I had fretted myself to).. I'd rather be physically exhausted!

I am excited to say that I'm "back on the road again".... Had hit the speed bumps. potholes & had a few flat tires this last year, but I'm making it for this moment.....One day @ a time!

Menu & Activities

W.G. Flax English Muffin w/Honey, 1/2 Banana,Yogurt,Coffee (280)

Vanilla Chai Tea w/Honey & Skim Milk (65) 345...Was wanting something warm to drink, more than to eat... Passed on the apple & carrots....

Albacore, Skiff of Lite MiracleWhip, 1/2 Avocado, Tomato, Lettuce as Bread...... mini Bag Popcorn  (325) 670

No p.m. snack....

My afternoon has been pure de ole' lota nothin' as far as acomplishments in my bedroom cleaning (that's o.k...I just told you all, not hubby my plan... shhhhh!!!!!).... Baby came to be sickly and "blessed" me with a mess of 6 oz. formula bath..... I sat to eat dinner about 2:30, then kids got home, etc..... Took a hot bath after the boys went home, fell asleep on the bed for a bit (rushed to the bed before fainting, due to my "usual" too hot water" bath...)...Now, it is time to ready for Prayer Meeting and I'm in my housecoat really wanting to stay home, but know I will miss going if I don't.. I need the mid-week church hour to keep me going til Sunday.......Supper will have to come after we get home....I don't like eating after 8:00 p.m., but my "nap" ummmmmmmmmmmm.... took up my supper prep time... The rest of the family's is ready (Sauerkraut & Smoked Turkey Sausage, green beans for Meg & Ben/baked spud for Hub)... I put a large peeled sweet potato sliced into fries & shaken in a baggy of Smart Balance Oil on a cookie sheet in the oven on 255degrees and hope they will be ready when I get home... Gazelle & biking will come after I eat, but before Law & Order is my plan... That's all I got for now....

Cup o' Wild Berry Tea steeping to drink on way to church.... "Tea Party on wheels" .. I logged on at the right time.... *~*Clink*~*

Proposed supper (subject to change):

Sweet Potato Fries, Salmon, ......... Ketchup ? (shhhhhhhhhhhh........)  or Ranch ? (not so bad) I've never had the fries before, so not sure I'll need anything to dip them in.... (350 at most) 1,020

Skinny Cow Mini (80) 1,100 (also subject to change... low day!)



THANKS for ALL your support & stickin' with me!

Wishes for MUCH Love, Happiness & Success for YOU!



Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 01/21/2009:
Glad you're still here--keep up the good work!

Maria* on 01/21/2009:
Congratlations on your one year anniversary here at DD....if you EVER (which I know you don't) think you haven't made a tremendous amount of progress in ridding 36 pounds, when you go into the grocery store, please pick up a 20 lb bag of potatos, a 10 lb bag of potatoes, and 2 bags of 3 lbs apples and see how that feels holding them all at one time! Like I say...TREMENDOUS PROGRESS!!!!! So happy for you!!!!! BIG SMILE!!!

Kimberly9503 on 01/21/2009:
36 pounds is amazing! You should be so proud!

selina on 01/21/2009:
Congratulations!!!! yay!

skinnyjeans on 01/21/2009:
I'm so glad Meg enjoyed her birthday! And happy anniversary! :)

mama_nurse on 01/21/2009:
CONGRATULATIONS on the ONE YEAR anniversary of DD and your commitment to yourself to make a positive movement towards a healthier lifestyle! You are truly an inspiration to me and many others for sure....thanks for being you! :)

happymommy2girl on 01/21/2009:
Awesome! For your attitude about the amount lost in a yr...it wouldn't matter if you lost 25 lbs in the yr...as long as you're less! I think it is great that you have been here a year.

Also happy for you that you are able to get out of the slump that you said you were in, hope it continues for you, because mental fatigue is no fun!

panda22 on 01/21/2009:
You have made SO MUCH progress in the past year! The major accomplishment is that no matter what potholes you've encountered, you're still going on the right road! Keep it up and don't see yourself short, you're doing fantastic!

I had to LOL at your comment about your doggy's eating habits lol. That's EXACTLY what my chihuahua does too! ((I posted a pic of my lovely "daughters" lol)).

Anyway, have a nice evening and keep it up! =D

omahagrl on 01/21/2009:
My dear sweet friend. What a year as a loss of 36lbs is tremendous and the right way to do it. Everyday even though I may not write in my diary or comment I visit you to see how you are and for my daily motivation. I was blessed the day you log on because we do share a special bond. I know this is our year and that this time year we will be near or at goal. Thank you for being a wonderful friend and my DD partner! Now enough of the mushy stuff and a toast with our cups of tea...clink

mama_nurse on 01/21/2009:
YUMMMMMMO! I LOVE baked sweet potato fries!!! mmmmmm. Sometimes I spray them with a little "i can't believe its not butter spray" then bake and a few min before they r done i sprinkle a tsp or two of brown sugar on them and they are DELICIOUS like that....no dipping sauce needed. Sometimes I put italian seasoning, a little olive oil and a little salt and pepper on them before baking....that's good too...sometimes olive oil and balsamic is yummy too (i put the balsamic on after they bake)...hmmmm so many ways...want any recipes let me know! enjoy!

mama_nurse on 01/21/2009:
LOL, just realized I totally went off on a sweet potato fry RANT hahaha, Enjoy church and I'm glad you had a good day and enjoy church!

Maria* on 01/21/2009:
Hope you have a good evening!

selina on 01/22/2009:
Hi Thin! I'd love that chocolate! The other day I tried dark chocolate with chili, yummy! BTW, I have a recipe book with chicken cooked in chocolate sauce. Now, I don't think I'll ever cook that!

loveray on 01/22/2009:
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! you are such an inspiration to all you "meet"...i am very fortunate to be one of the many. ps- sweet potato fries are THE best.xo

Maria* on 01/22/2009:
Hope you're having a nice morning! (It is 9:49am here, so must be 6:49am over there.)

mcwoo40 on 01/22/2009:
Here's to another year Thin,and definately at your goal weight for sure.I have only had sweet potato once meaning i was'nt too keep on it,i think i baked it in the oven.Re-birthday presents i don't really make to much fuss about my birthday really,but my sister bought me some slippers,and younger sis bought me some earrings and a necklace set,and some candles, and last night whilst i was in bed she brought me some flowers.I will eventually but a new mobile phone,i have just paid in full my car insurance so funds are running low till pay day.My older sis is the same, we tend to put ourselves on the backburner when it comes to buying ourselves things in other words other people come first which i wanted to change that this year but not a very good start is it.Have a great day anyway,Julie

thinnside40 - Tuesday Jan 20, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0


I just got done seeing this on AOL... If you eat ANY P.B. or P.B. products of ANY kind.. I urge you to read it... Luna Bars, Clif Bars, Kroger,GM, Safeway, Etc....

Today is a day for the history books for sure... But, I'm Safeway"celebrating" our daughter's 9th birthday...... Happy B.D. to Julie (McWoo40) too!

Our t.v. is on to watch some of the inaguration and I'm sure plenty people are watching online (hard for me to get online this a.m.)...... But, I'm still "celebrating" our daughter's b.d... Prayers are with Obama & his family for their safety as they are in the spotlight & now have the great responsiblity of leading our country. No matter who is president, God needs to be #1 in this country and get back to some Godly basics that our country was founded on.... Nuff said and I'll move on...

Need to bake a cake or cupcakes for here @ home...Then Meg is wanting "angel cookies" for school... Shall see if I can accomplish getting them to the school by lunchtime.  Bought her the "Apples to Apples" game ($25 bucks for a GAME). She has been asking for it and a "My First Dictionary".... I'm sure we will be learning how to play "apples" tonight....

Menu & Activities

Oatmeal, Walnuts, 1/2 Banana & Coffee

Yogurt Had  a whole nana @ breakfast (Meg didn't want to split one)

A lil' helper & I whipped up a couple funfetti cake mixes while Jonah is sleeping.... Made 2- 9x13 cakes.. Attempt to make a layered cake with cream cheese middle & chocolate frosting  of which I will have a piece (notice I'm not calorie counting  today- My "off" day or should say evening for this week)... I gave birth to her and by grab cake is in order...I can't avoid b.d.'s or celebrations for the remainder of my life...She was 10#'s!.. Thank goodness for epiderals! Here is my lil' helper... He came in his jammies this morning... Were in no hurry to get dressed ...I luv him so much! All 3 of the boys for that matter....

Really, the only "off" thing about menu today will be the cake & I WILL still be exercising/biking/gazelling..... Still trying to stay focused and on track.... I'm making it!

Albacore, Tomato, 1/2 Avocado, smidge of Lite Miracle Whip, LS Triscuits

Just got done frosting the cake,,Nothing spectacular by any means...My kids are simple and just like lotsa sprinkles... So that's what I did...Mixed Filling of Cream Cheese, Lil' Powdered Sugar & Triple Berry Jam.... Topped off with Chocolate Fudge Frosting... I only used egg whites and olive oil in the batter, but what in tarnashion was I thinking when I said I was going to have a piece tonight?!?!?!?!?!?!?..No way is this cake going to be ALL GONE tonight and once I get the taste of Cake like this and Ice Cream (I mix them, sorry I do) tomorrow will be super hard to resist any... Sooooooooo, will have to figure something more nutritious to eat for "celebration" time...... You may think I'm being sarcastic or funny, but Burgers, Fries, Cake & Ice Cream are top list items for me to go overboard and lose all my scrupples in the process of "just a little bit more won't hurt syndrome"... I will shoot for eating cake/ice cream on my B.D. in May...I had cake Saturday night and said that was "celebration" of Meg's b.d... I have to remember these things....  There's a yes/nope for me... Mark it down....Ugh....

Got around to eating dinner @ 3:15..... PBJ (not in the recall) on WW Lite Bread... Few Plain Almonds...Haven't drank near enough water today....

Pork Loin Steak, Brown Rice & Peas w/ dash of LS soy sauce 

Skinny Cow mini Fudgescicle....

Cake was a HUGE hit when sissy got home from school...She LOVED the sprinkles.... Made lil' glasses of root beer floats too...... I had a diet root beer...("Shirley Temple" of floats I guess {without ice cream})....I had a bite of the cake off of the knife used for cutting.... Not really a chocolate frosting person, so that helped in not missing eating a "piece".... Off to watch BL & American Idol.... Getting on the Gazelle, then bike...

3 miles (G) 2 miles (B)

H2O = no less than 120 oz. (made it)

January Walking = 59.5 miles

Biking = 21.5 miles

Walking since 02.01.08 = 940 miles

Wishing you MUCH Love, Happiness & Success


Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

skinnyfatgirl on 01/20/2009:
Happy birthday to your daughter!

Justine6Robert3 on 01/20/2009:
Angel cookies for school sounds nice! Happy Birthday to your daughter :0)

mcwoo40 on 01/20/2009:
Happy Birthday to Thin's daughter,Meg.Have a great day and don't let mummy have lots of cake!!!!

mcwoo40 on 01/20/2009:
Thanks Thin,have a great day.

omahagrl on 01/20/2009:
i wish Meg the happiest of birthdays.... And a (((HUG))) to you for being a wonderful mama!

selina on 01/20/2009:
Happy Birthday to Meg! How sweet and how lucky to coincide with the inauguration, what an honor! My daughter was born the day after the Presidential election day - I saved the Washington Post that morning which has a big headlines that says "Clinton wins the presidency a second time"!

I love playing apples to apples - daughter got it as a christmas present from her cousin and we all got to play it - and I won a couple of rounds!!! Begginers's luck, maybe.

Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/20/2009:
lol, nana. never heard of that!

happy bday to your daughter! have an amazing day and stay strong. :)

skinnyjeans on 01/20/2009:
Oooo have fun baking for Meg's birthday! Yay! I hope you are having a great day!

happymommy2girl on 01/20/2009:
Yeah! Happy Birthday! hope she has a great one! We have the Apples to Apples game, hope she enjoys it

happymommy2girl on 01/20/2009:
Yes, Aspergers can be trying, because they need to be handled a little differently, but looking at them, most don't think that these kids are any "different". Lets see, I would still expect the same stuff from him, just let him know the rules, etc. They are VERY smart and can amaze you how much so. My daughter is in kinder and she is testing at the 1st grade level in all her academics, but her issues are the social & communication. We are working on them. As far as the mom goes, you can't convince them. My hubby finally agreed with the diagnosis after watching a program and kept saying, "yeah, that's H, yeah H does that." Same with my mil...she did not want to accept any of it. Sleeping is def an issue with us too. I can't tell you how bad it was for a long time and can still be...my daughter does not like the bed (the height of it). 8 out of 10 nites you will find her on the floor. Getting her to sleep for the longest time was so late that I had to bring her to my room and let her lay on my floor so that she would not be wandering the house in the middle of the nite. Talking about the same subject for hours is one of the "things" about Aspergers as well. Let me know what I can help you with, I will try!

legcramps on 01/20/2009:
Hey, nice miles!!! You're doing a great job!

Maria* on 01/20/2009:
Not sure the exact amount of snow we got (was not deep)...and now it is MELTING!!!!!

Practice at church tonite has been called off.

What a cute picture! He looks so happy!

Happy Birthday, Meg!!!

Maria* on 01/20/2009:
Another beautiful photo! Meg must be SO HAPPY!!! Smile!

Kimberly9503 on 01/20/2009:
Happy birthday to your daughter!

WI3 on 01/20/2009:
Happy Birthday to Meg!! That is a yummy looking cake! And what a cute little kid that is in the picture! I am just like that, burgers, fries, cake...oh man..LOL

I agree about the comment of getting God back in the country. AMEN to that!

Have a wonderful evening!

Panda22 on 01/20/2009:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEG! Sounds like you had a fun day and MAN DOES THAT CAKE LOOK AWESOME! Good for you for sticking to your guns about it tho, I can really relate to you with the going overboard with certain foods. I'm the exact same way and with most of the same foods as you! Again, I'm SO PROUD of you for today! Great job! Have a good night and see you tomorrow! =D

Justine6Robert3 on 01/20/2009:
Yummy, that cake looks delicious......I LOVE chocolate!!! I'm sorry to hear about your Mom, you must miss her...I know how difficult it is for your parent to be with you still but not the way they used to be:0( I definetly do cherish my Mom and all the time I spend with her or talk to her. I'm very aware of how quickly somebody we love can be taken from us.

I lost my Dad to cancer 7 yrs ago this March. He had a brain tumour so although we knew all along that he was terminal he toughed it out for 7 months. He had surgery to remove part of the tumour (just to ease the pressure in his head, they didn't expect to get it all out) then he had several rounds of treatments and he was on all kinds of medication. The tumour itself messed with his ability to think clearly and speak sometimes, the medicine caused him to get angry easily and halucinate. Needless to say he wasn't my Dad the way I knew him for the majority of his illness and on top of that it's beyond painful to watch somebody you love suffer that way, though he never once complained or felt sorry for himself :0) I don't think he was ready or wanted to go but he said it was his time to go and he took comfort in going to a better place to be with God. I know he was more worried about how my Mom, my sister and I would be once he was gone.....he said it was easier to be the one leaving than the ones that are left behind. He was only 49 yrs old and when we found out my daughter was just 8 months old.

Three months after my Dad was diagnosed my Mom was rushed into the hospital from work due to a brain anyurism. My Mom ended up in the same hospital, in the same room, under the same doctors care as my Dad when they initially did his surgery 3 months before that...it was very erie. I was devastated and really thought I was going to loose both of my parents at the same time. I took my Dad in while my Mom was in the hospital as he was unable to be alone because he was so sick at that point. My Dad couldn't make any of the decisions for my Mom because of his brain tumour so I had to do it all.......my sister wouldn't have anything to do with talking to the doctors, making decisions and she barely came to the hospital to see either one of them claiming "she didn't like hospitals". Thankfully I have a fantastic husband who was my rock through it all....and a baby girl that I know was my little angel through it all to keep me going. It was so difficult to watch my Dad feeling so helpless...he wanted to take care of my Mom but was unable too. I seen my Dad cry for the 1st time ever when he found out about my Mom and we took him to see her in the hospital. He was a strong, wonderful, caring man. In the end I lucked out and I was blessed because my Mom pulled through and made an excellent recovery, so I got to keep one of them with me.....my Dad passed away 4 months later. After losing my Dad and nearly my Mom I held on extra tight to my Mom and I've been even closer to her than before since then. I miss my Dad everyday still and I often cry for him.... even though it's been nearly 7 yrs. I wish he had been able to see my kids grow up (he was a wonderful Grandpa to my sisters two older daughters)and meet my son who I got pregnant with only a few months after my Dad passed away....my son was the first and only boy in the family...I like to believe he's a little piece of my Dad sent back to me :0)

I truly am sorry about your Mom....sorry to be so depressing but I guess I just wanted to share with you. Hugs to you, I know nobody can ever comfort us and truly know us the way our Mother's do!

I hope your daughter had a wonderful 9th b-day! My daughter is very close to her age, she turned 8 yrs old in December :0)

mama_nurse on 01/20/2009:
Happy Bday to your daughter~I know its over now but hope she had a wonderful day!

loveray on 01/21/2009:
so cute, beautiful cake! happy bday to daughter and happy being a wonderful mom to you! xoxo

happymommy2girl on 01/21/2009:
you make me laugh! between the chins and double chins and the shins! Thanks!

Anyway, you did an AWESOME job on resisting the cake and knowing you wouldn't not have any until it was gone. I don't know if I would have resisted, but I share in the "little bit won't hurt" syndrome

mama_nurse on 01/21/2009:
Thanks so much for your kind words and tips on the healthy "munchies" basket~I should do that! Hope you have a great day HUGS

thinnside40 - Monday Jan 19, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0

The house is so quiet right now, I'm not sure I woke up in the right one.... Well, I did.. The kids are still sleeping, don't have the brothers today & Tayt just isn't here yet or he isn't coming....I"ll find out in a bit....... Ahhhhh... Shhhh!!!

As I lay on the couch last night watching t.v.... Looking @ the bike.... I knew I had told myself I was going to rest... But, I went for 1 mile and called it good.... Hard to explain, but that mile just made me feel better about my day....

Been thinking about the words "yes" & "no" a lot lately in this journey of mine with food & exercise... Figuring when is it that it feels best or is right to say one of those words to myself and what consequences each has as the end result or in some cases which answer will have the greatest "fuel" to continue to fire my desire to keep going....

"Yes"  is quick gratification and sometimes it isn't . Usually when I say "yes", it comes back to bite me and regret sets in. Saying "yes" to temporary fixes most of the time is the reason. Times it feels best instantly is when I say "yes"  to healthy options when there are good/bad foods to choose from (potlucks, etc).. Saying "yes" to the unhealthy choices though brings on horrible feelings in realizing when I'm full I can't change it and must move on working through feeling yucky for a spell... Wishing I would of had more willpower..

"No" on the other hand doesn't bring instant gratification / relief.. It brings on what feels like "work" at times... Making me irritable or cranky at the time,cause I REALLY want to say "yes". This is where once I get past the "want to", but "shouldn't" part that I can look back on something that I said "no" to and can use in the future as an incintive to say "no" the next time... That is cause I did it right the first time... Well, I guess I should say.....the first time after saying "try again" for the umpteenth time....

I don't like to hear or say  the word "no" most of the time. As it is a negative word in general and goes against what I WANT to do or what feels good/satisfies at the moment, but really shouldn't do it...."Yes", though being the operable positive word  is just mostly a feel good answer, not logical, nor beneficial and temporary in feelgoodness / gratification......

My conclusion for myself has come to be... "NO"  is going to help me succeed and the more I say it, the more natural/easier it will become to say it....... BUT, "YES" can mean the same thing as well.... The dilemma (shouldn't be, but it is usually) is when to use which word when I ask myself a question dealing with food & exercise..... "Which will get me to where I'm going the fastest and healthiest?" That should be the question each and every time I have a choice to make....

My goal is to have the "right" answer come natural and not have it be a dilemma.... ALLLLLLLLLLL the time.... I know what times to use the yes/no answer. It's all in doing or not doing at the right time......

Now I have said all that....Just received a phone call from Tayt's mom saying "he's not coming".... Free day with my own kids.... YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oatmeal, Banana, Coffee (240)

I have read/commented in catching up on everybodies weekend... Time to be off and getting plenty done on this unexpected "day off" from babysitting......

Light n Fit Yogurt (60) 300

Sandwich (SMPB ~not on recall, Simply Fruit, SL Light WW Bread)...Grapefruit (295) 595

Mini Bag Popcorn (100) 695

Working non-stop today.. Never got dressed... Felt good to stay in my jammies all day and just leisurly pay attention to some cleaning I have been wanting to get done, but something always interrupts or should I say erupts.... Anyway, sat down for 30 minutes to eat dinner and about 10 to eat my popcorn.....

Broiled Salmon Chunk, Salad (Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomato, 1/2 Avocado, LS Kidney Beans,Plain Almonds & Lite Ranch Dressing), 1 sl. Sprouted Grains Toast, Simply Fruit (645) 1,340

I'm beat!.... Kitchen is in TIP TOP shape & bathroom isn't far behind..... Hubby is VERY pleased & suprised....We did cleaning on Saturday yes, but just to make things uncluttered... Today was "deep cleaning" ...Ben & Meg were terrific today without griping or whining when I asked them to do anything & they did it WHEN I asked....They are good kids, but typical too.... I thanked them ever so much for making this day so pleasant and enjoyable in working together....They are in playing a game of "go fish" in Meg's room with their dad now and I'm off to go a couple/few miles on something......I'll read/comment first though.. Gives me a spell to sit and rest.....

2 Miles (G) 1 Mile (B)

January walking = 58.5 miles

Biking = 20.5 miles

Walking since 02/01/08 = 940 miles


Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

see_maw on 01/19/2009:
Enjoy your time with your kids, have a great day!

skinnyfatgirl on 01/19/2009:
I read your entire entry, I really enjoyed it. all the yes no mumbojumbo is really hard for me too. at times I wonder if it's worth it to put my self through the angish..

I know it's worth it.

mama_nurse on 01/19/2009:
as usual, amazing and awesome entry! your entries always have a way of opening my eyes and expanding my own thoughts further! really appreciate it!

mama_nurse on 01/19/2009:
ps~have an AWESOME day!!!!!

Maria* on 01/19/2009:
Hey, I LOVE your writings! SO TRUE!!! Simply say YES we will do what is good for us and say NO to choices not for our best...??? I think I got it!!! YES!!!

Hope you enjoy your day free from extra work of taking care of more others (I say 'extra', cause raising a family is DEFINITELY WORK!!!)..what I mean is I hope you enjoy your day with your sweet family.

When I was over 200, my goal at that time was to be between 150-160....but having gone lower (went to 132, but that was TOOOOO low!!!...I really liked being size 8, weight 140...my dietician tried to help me stay at 140...but I ate more than she recommended...my docs said I should weigh 126 - 154 for my 5'8" height....so guess what??? I've OVER it...so I am considered OVERWEIGHT.

Maria* on 01/19/2009:
Just read your update...HAVE FUN!!! Smile!

panda22 on 01/19/2009:
Hope you enjoy your "day off"! Loved the part in your entry about the yes and no, VERY true!

Puppy is doing great today, she hasn't gotten sick so we think she'll be fine =D. We have two dogs and they are definitely our babies! That's what makes it hard when one gets sick because it tears us up inside! I don't think I could say no to paying however much was needed to make them better either, which is why when my husband made the comment about not being able to afford it a second time hit so hard because on one hand you know it's true but on the other you know you'd do whatever it takes to fix it! Anyway, I think that feeling just got the best of me last night and that's why I was upset =(. I'm so thankful that she's doing better today tho! Thanks for the kind words! Have a great evening!

WI3 on 01/19/2009:
Congrats on getting on the bike! And having a day with just your kids!

rockingrobyn on 01/19/2009:
I enjoyed your diary.It's cute

mama_nurse on 01/19/2009:
glad to hear you had such a great day w/the kiddos! it's always nice to have the "team work" when cleaning and makes mom feel much more appreciated etc:) looks like you had a wonderful day....:) hugs

Maria* on 01/19/2009:
I'm going beddy-bye (it's after midnite here) before I think of something else I can eat. Happy for you about getting your home deep-cleaned...that is what I need to do but I've been too busy eating, ehehe! Your 938 miles looks wonderful (and bike miles, too!) Hope you and yours have a wonderful evening! Love, Maria (smile!)

happymommy2girl on 01/19/2009:
You were asking me the other day about ideas for your little one you babysit with Aspergers.

Do you have a picture schedule for him at your house? We have do those for mine, it seems to help. If you are interested let me know...I can always take a picture and email it to you. Also letting him know of changes and re-inforcing the changes is a good way to handle that...I know these are hard since you only babysit, but I don't know what may or may not help you.

Right now when she is really having the melt downs we have a baby brush and brush her arms, legs, back about 5 times each. She even does it herself sometimes...matter of fact I have to find it, lol, for her. We have done decompression treatments on her too (not as bad as it sounds)...you put the child on your lap and while holding the shoulder and the wrist, you gently push the wrist towards the shoulder, kind of opposite that you do when trying to pop a joint. We have done that to both her arms and legs and her neck, tho that one gives me the willies. Let me know if any of these interest you. These are more for the sensory, but they really help her.

Also have gotten all chemicals away from her-use natural laundry and cleaning products and until last week have seen such a great improvement. Good luck and let me know if there is anything else that I can help with (BTW, I haven't changed the diet at all)

selina on 01/20/2009:
Hi Thin! Great entry! I'm glad you had a great day!

skinnyjeans on 01/20/2009:
Interesting reflection in your journal today with the "no's" and "yes's"! Very interesting!

omahagrl on 01/20/2009:
Your entry said so much as it is the Yes and No's that can help or hurt us. But we need to make sure when we answer we need to consider how will this affect us. Just like getting healthy the yes and no's can make or break us...I say yes to health and yes to breaking bad habits!

thinnside40 - Sunday Jan 18, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0

Howdy!.....How are ya?....

I'm good... Got home last night about 10:15... I had fixed a HUGE stir-fry for supper.... Ate it without any rice, etc... But, did eat a piece of Meg's cake.... After we washed dishes. it was time to relax a bit... We watched a Gaither Bluegrass video with dad/mom... Very enjoyable time.....

Plan today has changed from going to Red Robin after church.... We explained to Meg how busy they always are, etc.... She opted for A&W instead..... In my mind right now as it is.... I am not planning on ordering a burger or fry... A diet root beer maybe..... I LOVE  hamburgers & fries. Now I am in the "mode" of "resistance" I just don't want to get that taste in my mouth this soon after getting back on track....... KFC is in the same building, but hate to eat any of that either....  I don't think this will be as hard to resist as the Chinese buffet was those few months back... I had set my mind then and I'm doing the same right now... Won't let it take over my thoughts during church... I'll let it go before getting out of the car...  Food isnt' worth "stressing" over...

Got that babble out of the way, but it did help my mind set......... Now, I must get ready for church... Breakfast is a WW Flax Muffin, Honey, Banana & Coffee (250)

Made it without eating any KFC or A&W.... Had a Diet Root Beer...... Decided it was time to get Ben a haircut (protested for sure)... The lady did a very nice job and Ben says "if I go anywhere other than PaPa (retired barber) again, I will go back there!"...The lady has a boy 14yrs old and expalined to Ben that she goes through the same "protest" with him EVERY time too.... Doesn't matter... Hair is cut!...When they can't see for the bangs in their eyes, its time!... Went next door to a "thrifty" while the rest of them went to WalMart & Target.... Basically did today what we thought about yesterday and didn't... I was getting a H/A with shakiness... There was a SF pudding cup in the car (from yesterday) so I ate it....Home a few minutes ago...Now, I'm warming up left-over stir-fry before going back to church in 30 minutes... Another good day!..... I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!

Made it to church @ 5:00 for Ben's music practice... I asked Paul if he would walk with me instead of us sitting until 6:00...... We took off and walked 2 miles... It was cold and I feared I would have "frosty hair" by the time we got back, but I didn't... I didn't look the greatest when I checked myself in the bathroom mirror and tidied myself up the best I could......... Readying to just rest this evening..No Gazelle or Bike, just rest.... Has been a busy week/ weekend and I need to know when to tell myself enough is enough... So I am telling me that now. Jammies are on and I'm off to read/comment a tad.... Ta Ta!




Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 01/18/2009:
Hope you and your family have a wonderful birthday dinner for you little girl!!! You will do great~you have a very strong mind-set of resistance, which is already winning half of the battle (if not, more than half). I look forward to reading your update later to see how it went! :) Hope you enjoy church services as well~ Hugs

skinnyjeans on 01/18/2009:
I hope you had a great day and were able to not let food stress you out! I'm sure you made some healthy decisions...you are doing great!

Maria* on 01/18/2009:
I see 'willpower' going on there for sure! Hope you have a happy Sunday!!! The cake sounded real good!!! Glad to hear y'all all had an enjoyable time! Smile!

mama_nurse on 01/18/2009:
TY~Yes she is wonderful~we LIVE way far apart....Me in MT her in TX!

selina on 01/19/2009:
Congrats to us both - we did well! I also didn't do much strenuous exercise... It's good to give our bodies a rest, sometimes... Have a great week!

panda22 on 01/19/2009:
What a fun day for you! Awesome job saying no to A&W and KFC =D Glad you had a great weekend, and hope you have another good day today!

Maria* on 01/19/2009:
Thin, what you said to me in yesterday's entry has CHANGED my whole OUTLOOK! Now I feel happy (sort of) about where I am at instead of depressed. Like you say, it's only a number anyway. Being healthy and feeling good are so much more important. Thank you so much!

I hope you have a wonderful, blessed day today!!! I'll be looking forward to reading your entry for today!!! Love, Maria

thinnside40 - Saturday Jan 17, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0

I have officially thrown my family for a loop.... I was up, showered & dressed before 8:30 on a Saturday morning.. The kids first words out of their mouth were "you goin' somewhere?"... Ha Ha... No agenda, just did it... Hubby & I hadn't even given a thought to the weekend... It will be one of those whatever strikes us, we'll do days... Maybe go see g'ma.. She is getting closer to being able to go back to her house, but still @ my aunt's...It has been several months now since her surgery... My dad will only let her go back home if she has "life alert" set up.. Doc told she could go home now... hehehehehe.. Their is a role reversal for ya! My dad telling MY G'MA what she can/can't do... I laugh about that one alot.... She is stubborn as a mule.  Anyways, go see her & possibly just rome around town to the thrifty's... Hubby & the kids go to Toys R Us and other places in hunting for hot wheels after they drop me off someplace usually... Will see if we have a inckling to go see my parents....Probably cook supper for all of us if we do go.... I enjoy doing that..... Just a nice lax Saturday.. I have Monday free to do housework, but hubby works.... Dust bunnies & other  things can wait so we can spend time together visiting family.... 

Very frosty this morning.... I have a feeling that it will be a couple/few days before I am comfy going out for a walk alone.... Just too many chances of falling...Temps not above freezing anytime soon.... I am so glad I bought that bike!

Getting anxious (again), as I can feel the <200 coming closer (again)... I can see/feel changes that hopefully will be reflected as I decide to when next weigh-in....,, Just not yet!

Menu & Activities

Scrambled Egg Whites, 1/2 Avocado, Tomato, WW Flax EM, Honey, Coffee (375)

Just finished dinner.... Huh, we are still home!.... I didn't know that hubby had pep talked the kids last night.... He had told them today was going to be "pitch in and help mom" day.... He saw that I was getting into the "give-up" mode with some things and told them that the 3 of them were part to blame....(happy tears) ... How nice!.. I am not one to reliquish my say.. I had renigged to just saving it for Monday... I stepped aside (for a change) and let hubby call the shot.. We are both so independant that neither tells the other what to do, but I let him do this and it felt good.. I told him so too.... So we have all been cleaning.. I had the bathroom, hubby had dishes and the kids had their rooms & the living room.... I have gathered supper goodies to make a stir-fry..We are going to dad/mom's after g'mas visit... She actually called abit ago and asked what I was up to today... Told her we were coming to see her... "you are?" she was scited!... I am skipping the thriftys due to us not getting out of the house when I thought we would...BUT the kids (hubby included) are skipping hot wheels shopping too.... Baked a cake while cleaning. Beings as Meg's b.d. is Tuesday (school night) figured the visit with her g'pa & g'ma could serve dual purpose...AND we plan to go out to eat tomorrow after church, instead of Tuesday.... Red Robin I guess... UGH!!!!

Yogurt & Cheerios........Grape Juice (290) 665

Stir-Fry (?).... I know I will come in below 1,600 total for sure...

January Walking = 54.5  miles

Biking = 18.5 miles

Walking since 02/01/08 = 936 miles

Much Love, Happiness & Success to YOU!

Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

Maria* on 01/17/2009:
Hope y'all have a wonderful, happy Saturday, Thin!!! Glad you Grandma is doing better. And it is true... that the children (usually at least one) become the parent of their parent(s). That is how it is with me and my Mom...it is like I am her mom...and she has told me that is how she feels (and so do I). (Been this way a lllloooonnnggg time, so I'm used to it.) It is NICE to visit kin...have fun!!! Hope you find you somethin' pretty at the thrift.... Love, Maria (smile!)

panda22 on 01/17/2009:
Hey Thin! Just wanted to stop in and say I hope you're having a nice relaxing Saturday! Sounds like you have a bunch of fun things you are planning to maybe go out and do =D

STAY WARM! *hugs*

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/17/2009:
yeah, i've learned that either joining a gym or buying equipment for your home helps tremendously with staying on track with any exercise program! have a good, relaxing weekend!

mama_nurse on 01/17/2009:
hope you have a great day with whatever it is that you decide to do!

Kimberly9503 on 01/17/2009:
Oh my! How do you walk so much? 54.5 miles in January is crazy! I just started a walking program and I only walked 6.5 miles this week. I will definitely try to walk more. You have inspired me! =)

Maria* on 01/17/2009:
Well, you'll have a 'sparklin' home to come back to after visitin' Grandma and Mom and Dad...Happy BD to Meg!!! Yayyyy!!! What kind of cake did you make??? Bet it was WONDERFUL!!! Yum! Yum!!!

selina on 01/18/2009:
You have a wonderful family! Have a great day!

mcwoo40 on 01/18/2009:
Your picture yesterday looks so inviting,but that won't get us a leaner bod will it!!!Have a relaxin sunday,Julie

thinnside40 - Friday Jan 16, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0

Slept well.. Better than I would of had I lost the fight with myself (updated yesterday).... Added 2 miles of Gazelle & 1 mile of bike before going to bed... I didn't walk in the freezing fog..... Read a magazine to fall asleep by.. I was WOUND UP!

Busy day with kids... No school til Tuesday... Today is a "teacher day" & Monday a holiday for some.... Ben went to work with his dad, so Meg is in a "frump"!.... She will get over it when she gets to feed the baby @ lunch...

Getting a late start on breakfast for myself... Been typing this entry and lost track of time......

Healthy Nut EM, Simply Fruit,Yogurt, Coffee (285)

Been doing dishes a bit at a time.... VERY stressful day.... My name is called every 2 seconds that I'm not in the room....Even to go to the bathroom... Ryder is having difficulties with having to "share" Meg with Tayt..... Thinking he also needs to be the center of attention every second.. If nobody is paying attention..LOOK OUT..... "Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrriiii" In frustration with not being able to build a lego garage, he grabbed his baby brothers head....(I was watching and he didn't know it...)..I finally had to set him on my bed and seperate him for a "break" for both of us....Spending some 1-1 wasn't working either... I had built several things & so had Meg for him, but he tore them down or broke them up every time, then got mad, cause he can't "do it".... He can, but he is off kilter today..I think it has to do with spending more time with his dad this week... All he can ask is "Am I going to my dad's house today?" My answer of "I don't know, but we will find out when your mom gets here" isn't working... My nerves are about shot!... That is why I had to come and just type a few minutes... Sorry!.... This Asperger's and I believe disciplinary laxness & lack of structure @ home is not a good mix.....He had a behavioural assessment yesterday for 3 hours and I guess it didn't go well at all... His mom told me she signed a release for the clinic to call me and get my take on things... Oh Joy!....... O.K... now I have that off my chest, I'll list my dinner that finally got eaten @ 2:30 p.m......

Sandwich (SLWW Lite, Albacore,1/2 Avocado, Tomato, lil' less than 1 tsp. Lite Miracle Whip)...Banana (400) 685

Boys did not get picked up til 6:00 (suppose to be 4:30ish)... I lived, so did Ryder... ... No sooner got my head on the pillow for a 15 minutes snooze to have Hubby & Ben walk in the door.. I had turned off al the lights, locked the doors and had breathed a sigh of relief... They went into talking, when I asked them for just 15 minutes of sheer quiet... Then I would be in a more "listening" mode.... Have had a chill to the bone... My nerves do that to me when someone has yanked on the last one..... Can't shake it, even standing in front of the woodstove going full bore... Forgot Ben had music practice @ 6:30 and hadn't even given supper a thought...... Meg went with them, so I just grabbed a bowl of cereal (Cheerios/Corn Flakes/Skim Milk), 12 Almonds & then topped it of with a Skinny Mini Fudge Bar (384) 1,069... Great way to warm up huh!?!?!?!? I'll fix that here in a minute when I get on the Gazelle & bike... I'm alone so I'm watching a HallMark movie with CHEECH (hey hey Vicky, whats the coincidence of you talking about him today?) & Jason Priestly..... Have my work-out pants, t-shirt & hoody on (I'm cold!)..... And off I go for a few miles... Will do some EB too.....

Went 4 miles on the Gazelle in 57 minutes - WHOOT! I stole that word from Jen40...Where is she anyway?.... 2 miles on the bike..... Adding 8oz. of home canned concord grape juice to peach/apricot sparkling H2O (0 sodium, sugar,calories) (150)... 1,219

Mini Bag Kettle Corn (100) 1,319


DIET- #1 Meaning

 The usual food and drink of a person or animal.

 "TO diet"

(My 2 cents)

Choosing a food regime with standards set by ourselves, "weightloss center", Dr. etc... For the purpose of "losing weight" usually within a short period of time....Wanting rapid results....

Typical results (mind you I say "typical", not 100% of the time and not calling anyone here a failure) = Weightloss success and usually without exercise or very little.... But, get tired of the restrictions quickly and get bored with choices you are limited to..... Gain back every pound plus some time and time again.... I have done it, done it, done it, done it, done it, done it, done it, done it, done it... Since I was 9 years old... I’m now 40.

"Lifestyle Change"

(My ultimate goal & 2 cents -not official meaning)

Leaving the unhealthy eating & lack of exercise comfort zone to one of healthy choices & daily activity (exercise) for the betterment of health..In the process you "lose" weight...

Choosing a way of life that you feel you can adhere to for the remainder of your life...

Typical results = Slower progress than "dieting"....BUT, better results overall in success of keeping the weight off in the longrun.....

 "Downsizing" not "Losing"

Losing is something that I do not myself care to use the term in the sense of weight.... It is not my goal to "lose" anything, but to gain my health & "downsize"..... To lose something most of the time means it needs to be found...... The process of this journey is one of "ridding of pounds" for me... I am in the process of "recycling" 6 pounds....

Only thing I want to lose in this is the feelings of inadequecy, doubt, fear, etc....that go along with being "obese" for most people... Which I AM "obese", no hiding it..Facts are facts...... Those things are fading with time and I feel like I’m blossoming into who I am suppose to really be physically.... I have said it several times, but will say it again... I am anxious to see what I am REALLY suppose to look like under all these layers of fat..... I know what I feel like inside. It is like the 155# me is screaming to get out all the time.... Which the 155 is in there..It’s just hidden under the other 46#’s on top of it right now...... I know what I look like @ 155 (by "dieting").... Cause that is what I weighed the day I was married (16 years ago)..... I believe I will look healthier when I reach this 155, than I did then... Due to exercising & eating healthier foods..... Never done that before, just walked a little here and there added to the frozen "so called healthy" (at that time) meals and whala.. Goal achieved, but it didn’t last....Temporary fix.. 

"Disclaimer (I guess)"

I haven’t said any of this to be judgemental of anyones choice of method in how they travel this journey or how they use termanologies......It is not to endorse my way of doing things....... and IS NOT a personal attack on anyone... Just know as long as your journey/diet is done in a healthy manner (Dr. consent when necessary) & realistic goals are set, so be it. I support you... This is just an overcap for myself in remembrance of where I have been in this battle for the last 31 years of up/down/up/down/UP/UP/UP/UP.... For me I know that this time around in making it a "lifestyle change" & not "dieting" IS... With my Heavenly Father's help...... THE LAST TIME!

Jan walk = 54.5 miles

Bike = 18.5 miles

Since 02/01/08 waking = 936 miles


Doubt = Leaving the door open for failure to walk in...

Faith = Shutting the door to doubt and believing whole-heartedly.. That’s it!

Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

abdab74 on 01/16/2009:
What a great entry...and I totally agree. When I was on the treadmill last night, I pushed myself not because I thought it would help the scale move, but because I wanted to feel strong, and show myself what I was capable of. Thank you for your positive thoughts and daily motivation!

mama_nurse on 01/16/2009:
AMEN! :))

legcramps on 01/16/2009:
I hear 'ya about that 'comfort zone' thing... it's so hard to leave that comfortable way of life in order to push and pull and persevere towards a better way of life. It's hard, but I think the end result is going to blow our minds!! Keep up the great work!

mama_nurse on 01/16/2009:
i couldn't agree more! that really opened my eyes! maintaining IS progress! Thank you so much 4 that.

grumpy on 01/16/2009:
You're so great, I love it when you share your thoughts and conclusions. Congrats on losing another pound a few days ago. slowly but surely. xo

loveray on 01/16/2009:
love all of the above!! YAY for some sleep- i hope i get some for this weekend. your lunch sandwich sounds YUMMMO. happy weekend. xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/16/2009:
you are still young...in body and at heart and by making the healthy choices to change your lifestyle in this more gradual, healthy way you are making the best choice. for me, i think in my 26 year old mind i DO still want things to happen faster. i'm afraid to rather work on the whole situation as to make the effort to change my life so radically but have the process take a long time. i am still worried about how i will look in the near future. i must say your way of looking at a lifestyle change is very mature and healthy.

grumpy on 01/16/2009:
Haha, lucky you, because that weekend beer or drink sure does add up in the calories!

WI3 on 01/16/2009:
That is a good thing that the mom has you to give an assessment of her child. I don't know much about asperger's but it seems like it is a big challenge. Great entry! All the best!

happymommy2girl on 01/16/2009:
Wow...deep thinking! Sorry you had a stressful day with the kids... My youngest has Aspergers. My 2 cents with that is structure, which you already said and trying to let the child know what to expect (not saying you, but the parents), they need to let the child know and keep repeating: ie- my dh had to leave for 5 weeks last week. I have been preparing her that he wouldn't be here. And altho I am seeing some stress stuff for her this week, it is going better than I thought it would. But she has been prepared and reinforced. I have lots of other thoughts on this if you are ever interested or bored enough, lol Hope you have a great nite!

happymommy2girl on 01/16/2009:
do you have a personal email that you would rather me email to instead of doing it on here? I don't care either way, just let me know!

happymommy2girl on 01/16/2009:
my personal email is in my profile/bio and i have myspace im...all with the same name as my name here, only add an "s" to the end

rockingrobyn on 01/16/2009:
when you say gazelle are you talking aboutTONY LITTLE'S.I have that he advertises

selina on 01/17/2009:
Yay to lifestyle changes! I enjoyed reading your entry. Have a great day!

thinnside40 - Thursday Jan 15, 2009
(Food Log~Walk~Bike~Ball~Gazelle~Positive Thinking)
Weight: 201.0

It is slicker 'en boiled okra & dangerous as dynamite outside... Thick frozen fog... Accumulated over night and looks like it snowed....

Planned for Tayt & I to go shopping after the brothers leave today and temps are their highest.. Noon was suppose to be it, but that has changed (see told you I can't plan)... Jonah (baby) will be staying.... Wanted to see if I could find me some comfy walking/work-out pants... Jeans are'nt cutting it anymore and jammie pants are fine for in-home, but not walking... Forgot to send my banking with hubby this morning too.... So bank &  shopping are on the agenda this evening I guess.... Weather permissive of course...... 

Off to do something constructive & maybe sneak a mile somewhere.... Baby is asleep, Ryder isn't far behind & Tayt isn't here yet...

Menu & Activities

7:00 ~ 1/2 Banana (45)

8:15 ~ Scrambled Egg Whites, 1/2 Avocado, Roma Tomato, Coffee (211) 256

Light n Fit Yogurt, Few Sunchips, 12 Plain Almonds (144) 400

Sarah Lee Light WW Bread, 1TBS. SBPB, 1 tsp. Simply Fruit.... Grapefruit (280) 680

Ryder left @ 12:30.... Load of wash done, sorted Legos on the floor with Tayt..... Turned t.v. on and saw report of the airplane in the Hudson River.... Got sucked in to the report.... Ate my dinner, then as Tayt watched a movie & the baby slept...Went 2 miles on the Gazelle & 2 miles on the bike.... Yesterday I couldn't go more than a mile without stopping, cause my legs hurt so bad.... Conditioning is taking place I guess....WhooHoo! Tayt came in the livingroom about 3/4 mile of me on the Gazelle..... He was antsy to get on when I finished.... He tried the bike, but his lil' legs just aren't long enough... He says "Jer Jer...I need essesize!" Good for him to do in burning energy when its so cold outside..... He Gazelled & I biked... He's my buddy!!!..

Called my mom to see how her Dr. appt. went... She wasn't talkative at all..... She will have a brain scan tomorrow is all I could gather... I feel so sorry for her in her frustration, but also know that God deals each person what is inteneded  for them in their lifetime.....There is a purpose & reason for all things... Will talk with my dad later. He was in his wood working shop.. I know he is scared/worried & needs some alone time to think.....

Brothers just left... Tayt soon will be... Best be off to spruce up a bit in prep for going to town....

Yogurt (60) 740

SFFF Irish Cream Latte (120 ?) 860 (bought it to sip on while shopping..

O.K.... I am cheap! OR thrifty I guess.... No.. cheap!... Found 2 pair of pants @ goodwill for $3.99 & $5.99... I fought myself to spend money on me...Even though that was the intent of going in the first place... I did buy them and 5 t-shirts/tops, 2 sweaters for Meg, 1 long sleeve for me, xtra pair of kid's mittens, Meg gloves & 2 packs of plastic hangers. All for $32..Not bad..... Tags are off and clothing will be washed in the morning.... Went next door to Jo-Anne Fabrics... Bought 4 rolls Christmas paper, 8 packs labels, calendar and an insulated coffee mug (pink/brown and says coffee all over it) all for $6.60...90% off the Christmas things....

Told my family when I called them to check in that I would bring them home something tasty to eat... Stopped @ Arby's... Meg has never had it and wanted to try.... Ordered the 3 of them something... On my way out West, the fast food aromatherapy was getting to me... Stopped by Safeway to see about getting a healthy micro meal for myself.... Walked over to the Chinese counter..... Got me!.... Bought a small box of chow-mein (mostly noodles and is oh so good)..... Here is where a fight comes in...... ALL the way home I fought with myself..... AND "I" WON! .... Battled mentally in rationalizing why I SHOULD NOT eat all those carbs, sodium, etc....... Thinking that we are going out to eat next Tuesday already.... Telling myself that I'll never be successful in a reasonable amount of time if I give in and hit the speed bumps continually or in my case this last 6 months.....a complete "DETOUR" several miles around.... ... Came in the door and ran to the hutch for a package of oatmeal... Threw it into the microwave before I could really give anymore thought to that $2.75 box of regret...... Did taste 1 squirley fry of Megs & 1 small bite of the noodles..... Sad thing is that I was to the point of tears in wanting that, instead of the oatmeal...... Crying over food!.... I triumphed and now I am no longer hungry. Just as satisfied if not more than I would of been in eating that which I fought against..... This way I am satisfied 3 times.... #1 - I'm not regretful for making the wrong choice.... #2 - I'm not hungry....#3 - My acid reflux won't bite me when I go to bed.... Which has improved substantially since changing my ways....

Oatmeal (1 package & 1/4 c. regular), Skim Milk, Tiny Box Raisins (300) Squirley Fry (?), Chinese Bite(?)

 1,400 calories or a little less for today I figure...

Time for ER..... I will go 1 mile on the Gazelle & 1 mile on the bike, then crash on the couch.... I WANT THIS BAD!!!!! Will add the miles tomorrow, in the case I don't make it.....Don't like to claim something I haven't achieved yet....

Stay Warm & Sleep Tight!

H2O ~  No less than 120 oz.....


January walking = 48.5 miles

Biking = 14.5 miles

Since 02/01/08 walking = 930 miles

Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

hopinforachange on 01/15/2009:
Hope that you can get your errands done today. Thank you for the support you give me. I really appreciate it. Have a good day. :)

abdab74 on 01/15/2009:
Have fun shopping for workout pants...getting new ones always seems to motivate me more, I know. Have a great day and be safe in this crazy weather!

skinnyjeans on 01/15/2009:
Thanks for the encouraging comments! My friend is wonderful..she knows I'm dieting and really the meal was very veggie-heavy and mostly very healthy and nutritious, but I should have eaten it more slowly so I would have eaten less. Oh well...it was a wonderful meal and we had a great time!

Have fun shopping for new workout pants...buy some cute ones so you'll find yourself wanting to put them on more frequently! :)

biscottibody59 on 01/15/2009:
Good going on the pound lost!

mcwoo40 on 01/15/2009:
Julie woz ere,have yourself another great day,don't spend too much $$$$$!!!!!

mama_nurse on 01/15/2009:
Hope you have a great time going into town and hope the roads are safe! It's super icy out where I live too. Thanks for the very kind comment on the picture of my daughter & I. That was sweet:) I also definitely agree with you on your view of success/failure... So true and well said. CONGRATS on the lb and hope you find some great work out pants, I LOVE yoga pants!!! Also, found the skinny cow dippers~also found the french vanilla truffle bars, and caramel ice cream cones LOL Thanks for the tip! They were 3.98 at my Walmart....much better than 7.49 :) Hugs!!!

mama_nurse on 01/15/2009:
please pass along your salsa recipe!! i've been looking for a good one, better than what I have! LOL The skinny cow caramel/vanilla ice cream cones (coated in chocolate) are DELIGHTFUL! :) Yummmmm

selina on 01/15/2009:
I hope you had a blast in town and had a great day! Thanks for the very helpflul hints and sharing your colesterol story - it helps to know I'm not alone in this frustating exercise of understanding colesterol. Your boobs story made me realize how commom this is... having different size boobs, that is. I know many people who have differnt size breasts, and as long as it doesn't bother you, it doesn't hurt your health... Sorry to hear about your mom and dad. Tough times, hang in there... Warmest hugs to you my friend!

selina on 01/15/2009:
Thin, I'm SO PROUD OF YOU! On both accounts: for buying all those goodies on sale (WOW!) and for having won the food battle! You are totally inspiring me to do better and better! Nighty, nigthy to you.... while my day starts here. HUGS!

panda22 on 01/16/2009:
Hey! Awesome job on winning that fight! It's SO FRUSTRATING when we bring ourselves to tears and break down over a debate on whether or not to eat this or eat that, and I feel for you for having that happen! The good thing is you got through it and triumphed! Hang in there!

Sorry to hear about your mom, I'm praying that everything goes ok with her! My dad retreats to his wood shop all the time too ((his way of dealing with things as well)), I just wish your parents the best and that God will lead them through whatever is meant to happen. **Hugs** to you too! Stay strong and know that no matter what happens you can get through it, we are here for you Thin!

Hope you have a great Friday and weekend! This time I will be home this weekend so I won't miss logging on tonight and Saturday ((I felt like I missed a TON when I came back last Sunday! lol))

Hope to see you here later and SMILE! You are doing AWESOME! =D

loveray on 01/16/2009:
HAHAH- i was just talking about okra and how it is one of the only veggies i dont particularly care for: the only "good" way to eat it is fried, and then when you bite into it it is SOOO slimy. EWW> you made me laugh. love you- happy weekend. xoxo

mama_nurse on 01/16/2009:
Yay~thats neat your son can go to work with his dad~does your hubby own his own business?

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