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thinnside40 - Sunday Jan 04, 2009
() "diet" ~ Lifestyle Change/Walking/Food Logging)
Weight: 198.0

Been to church and now finishing dinner before attempting to take a walk again.... I'll be going it alone I think, cause hubby is in need of a nap.. I could use one too, but if I walk I will sleep better tonight then...

Getting the kids prepared to go back to school tomorrow... Protest & denial is under way... Ryder(the boy I babysit) starts his pre-school tomorrow and I am soooooo relieved that I can have a few hours now in the days to devote more to the 2 other boys... This Asperger's is a toughy to deal with, especially when I don't feel I have enough patience. Special Ed pre-school is a true answer to prayer.....

Weather is 25 degrees for a high and fog is heavy... Off to bundle up and hopefully be able to come back to add another bit of mileage to my odometer...

Menu & Activities

Breakfast ~ Whole Wheat Double Fiber LS English Muffin (hubby popped it in the toaster & I ate on the way to church... I DID NOT want to get out from under tha covers this morning)

Snack ~ Banana & nursing on a diet pepsi : o (

Dinner ~ 7 Hint of Salt Triscuits, 1/2 can Albacore Tuna, 1/2 Avocado & Ruby Red Grapefruit

O.K. Baby...Here we go!.... My hair got frosted while I walked my 3 miles.... I had no idea the fog would freeze like this.... Hubby & the kids got a huge kick out of it... My spirits are sooooooo high right now that I cannot express it enough how refreshing to walk outside 2 days in a row now has just revived my whole being & this journey's travel.... Nothing like nature & I WILL NEVER stop saying that....Now I must go get re-done up so we can go back to church...... On cloud nine!!!!!!!!

Post-Walk Snack ~ 5 Plain Roasted Almonds, 1 cigarette paper thin slice of Genoa Salami & Smoothie (4 oz. Blue Bunny FF Van. Yogurt, 6 oz. Pom/Blue Juice, 1 Tbs. Ground Flax & 6 Baby Carrots) May sound gross, but it was good...

Supper ~ ?

Dessert ~ 1 Skinny Cow Mini Treat (serving = 2)

H20 = No less than 120 Oz. by 10:00 p.m.


Since 02/01/08 = 889.5

Jan 2009 = 6

Wishing you Much LOVE, JOY, PEACE & SUCCESS

Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 01/04/2009:
I can sense the optimism in your entries, it's extremely refreshing to hear!!! I'm new to DD. I would love to keep in contact.....and trade tips,etc....I'm looking for snack/lunch ideas?? I'm not on any "diet", just low calories/exercise. Any suggestions?

wiccan on 01/04/2009:
Hi, thanks for the info and ecouragement. The first time I tried to reply to a comment I posted it to myself but I've got it figured out now, I hope. I know in my brain that I'm doing well, eating the right foods, etc. but I'm still not showing any results on the scales. I need to up my exercise but so far I don't really have a plan....I'm fond of plans (GRIN)

see_maw on 01/04/2009:
you are pretty :)

loveray on 01/04/2009:
so beautiful!! nature brings out our most essential nature- funny enough. i am so happy to see you are ALIVE today. love to you!!

WI3 on 01/04/2009:
What a cute picture!! Glad you are getting your walks in! Yay for 2009!

grumpy on 01/04/2009:
Thanks so much, dear! I LOVE the pic, so cute! And you're such a trooper to face the weather for your walks! xo.

mama_nurse on 01/04/2009:
Thanks soooooooo much for the great tips! I can't even tell you how much I appreciate it! ;)

omahagrl on 01/05/2009:
That is too funny. I am such a wuss about going out in the cold but also it has alot to do with my breathing. I found that when I use my zune to walk it makes it alot better. I have a tv on but upbeat music gets me going and keeps me going. Well good luck the first day back to school for all the kids...I just told MJ that we have no more long weekends anytime soon!

thinnside40 - Saturday Jan 03, 2009

Weight: 198.0

The guys went to an early breakfast @ church and are still gone.... Helping do a few things, sounds like.... Meg is still sleeping...Tired from that "shopping trip".. (bless her for being so good) & enjoying the last couple days of Christmas break..... I have plenty to keep me busy..... So, I best get with doing it before I feel the day is wasted and no sense in starting any of the work...

Thank you for all your inspiration in sticking with "resolves"  and making this journey's goal feel so obtainable! I WILL make it.....How fast is up to me!

Breakfast ~ 10:00 a.m. ~ Banana....11:00 a.m. ~ 4 oz. Light n Fit Yog., 6 oz. Tropicana Pom/Blue Juice & 1 TBS. Ground Flax ( A smoothie of sorts I guess)

 Snack ~ 8 oz.  LS V-8

Dinner ~ Oatmeal with Walnuts, Whole Dried Cranberries & Apple

Talked hubby into venturing out on a walk with me..... Set 3:00 for departure... I don't have traction shoes, so needed him to go with me. Walked to the neighbor ladies to get her mail & newspaper to find another neighbor in her pasture trying to round up a horse that had gotten loose on looking for the girly horsies across the way...... He wasn't wanting to go home willingly to say the least.... Hubby & I offered assitance... Needless to say we got a work-out  running & trecking in a footsworth deep snow across a couple acres... Finally narrowed him to a corner and he got walked home (not my hubby, the horse)..... We walked 3 miles, plus the chase...I feel sooooooooo good! Cold patoot, feet, face legs & hands, but have a warm heart despite the temp of 17 degrees..... Ahhhhhhhh.... Now time to fix supper, get jammies on & decide on a movie to watch.....

Snack ~Mini Bag Orville Redenbocker Popcorn &  7 Raw Almonds (grabbed after walking in the door and waiting for the popcorn to pop)

Supper ~ Broiled Salmon w/ Lemon Juice & Dill Weed.... Salad of Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, 1/2 c. Black Beans, 1/2 Avocado, Grate of LF Cheese & Wishbone Lite Ranch

Dessert ~ S.F. Jell-O Mochaccino Pudding Cup

 Water = No less than 120 oz. by 10:00 p.m.




Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

WI3 on 01/03/2009:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! LOL I Loved the story about the horse! So naturific!

Justine6Robert3 on 01/03/2009:
Sounds like a fun adventure chasing down the horse! My kids and I would love it where you live by the sounds of it.....nature and animals :0) My daughter has expressed an interest in horse back riding lessons and I may look into it for her in the spring since we live really close to some stables here....not reachable by foot but a car ride away :0)

I went out today in the snow for a nature walk with my family as well and it really does warm the heart :0) It's the simple things that are truly good for the soul! Great job on the weight loss so far!!!

grumpy on 01/03/2009:
Thanks so much, sweatheart. I guess i havent been through a bad one like this before and this pain scares me a little and I am not sure how to handle it. I am doing my best though and I know it wont be easy but i will get out of that, and the timing couldnt be better, i left him last year. Thanks for your constant support. Xoxoxo

biscottibody59 on 01/04/2009:
Good job getting in your walk in the cold!

omahagrl on 01/04/2009:
Good for you on the walk and the horse round up. My mom had a horse that use to get lose and it was always a good workout. I bet you are getting tired of the snow. We got hit with a surprise ice storm yesterday after noon and driving was very scary. I was never so happy to pull in my drive way. I am so commited to getting this weight off and it sounds like we are both in the same place. Not sure what happened to inspire me but I cannot wait to post big loss numbers and get out the smaller clothes! Have a wonderful day my friend!

skinnyjeans on 01/04/2009:
Hey...nice veggie heart! You find great clip art! :) You menu looks very healthy today!! Great job!

thinnside40 - Friday Jan 02, 2009
Weight: 198.0

Coming around late today...... It has been a lazy day... Hubby decided to stay home instead of working (optional for today) cause the weather was just plain ole nasty this morning.... I have 2 boys I'm watching today, but we got interested in watching Discovery channel on the Lobster & Crab fishing.... Scary job!...Of course it was like a marathon of episodes that we couldn't turn off....

As soon as the boys are gone, I am headed to WalMart...Not alone either.... This will be the first time I have ventured out with the neighbor lady... She asked if she could go with me, cause I told her that I couldn't buy her any sudafed.. We just bought a box of 96 last night, so law won't allow us anymore for a while...She asked if she could just go with me and give me some company... Shall see how it goes.... I get to drive her car... Nice perk!

Went to my parent's yesterday evening... Wanted to walk, but their sidewalks were sheets of ice... Well, dad's portion was cleaned off, but nobody elses' was... : o ( I ate a bit more than intended for supper, but overall wasn't a horrible mess up..... Dad make a lishious pot of beef stew & sis-in-law had suprised us with homemade burritos... I cut one and only ate 1/3 loaded with veggies....Plus I had taken the remainder of the egg roll filling for us to finish off..... Kicked myself when I got home that I hadn't stuck to my plan 100%, but then figured why beat myself up, cause it could of been so much worse..... While we were visiting, my dad received a call from his brother in Arkansas letting us know that his house had burned down while he & his wife were taking a New Year's day drive... He had surgery a while back and hadn't been out of the house since...Weather was sunny, so they went for a drive to see smoke when they rounded the corner on their way back home.... It was caused by their wood stove, according to the new's article I found this morning....There were a couple men thatn had called 911, but kicked down the door to make sure nobody was inside before the fire department made it.... There ARE good people in this world!... I got goosebumps when I heard they had went into a burning house at great risk to their own life for a stranger...


Breakfast ~ Whole Wheat English Muffin, Banana & Coffee

Snack ~ Orange

Dinner ~ Smart Balance P.B. & Honey Sandwich (Whole Wheat)..... Coffee w/1 tsp. homemade dark chocolate mix (Tayt's mom made me a container for Christmas.....MMMM!)

Snack ~ Diet W.C. Pepsi & Apple

Supper ~ ?

Water = No Less than 120 oz.

Just 10 minutes of exercise per day delivers:

65% more energy

54% better sleep quality

50% boost in brain-power

45% lift in self-confidence

42% sunnier moods

18% increase in overall life satisfaction

Taken from an article in "FIRST" magazine

Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

Jen40 on 01/02/2009:
Oh my goodness. So much to comment on here. I'm glad your uncle and his wife are okay. Scary and sad that they're going through such an awful ordeal but thankful they're okay.

Cute monkey!!!! Lol

Oh, you can tell your hubby and son we have a 1969 Superbee now, only with primer on it.... needs a ton of work but it's solid... and my hubby refuses to sell it! grrr... it just sits there waiting till the day he can afford to work on it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/03/2009:
hello! i LOVE the picture! it's a good one.

your menu sure looks healthy to me today though. i see you eat a lot of carbs lately? me too i think, moreso than when i'm in school. and i think that it's because they are really the true necessity for energy. they are healthy, we need them the most - but obviously in moderation.

haha, i am not used to reading about you buying a bottle of 96...it's alcohol, right? haha

skinnyjeans on 01/03/2009:
That monkey is AWESOME!! Haha. Hope you're having a wonderful day!!

thinnside40 - Thursday Jan 01, 2009
(NO "Diet"/Healthy Choices/Exercise/Food Logging)
Weight: 198.0

JANUARY 1, 2009

 Had a great time bringing in the new year playing Sequence.... Not sure what is on the agenda today..Hubby will be shoveling snow as it has been falling all morning....May go to my parent's for a bit to get him a haircut.... Today marks a 15,16,17 for us... or should I say 17,16,15..... We met 17 years ago today, been married for 16 years & Ben is 15.. We will be this way until November.... Meg was  a SUPRISE, so she is 6 years in arears..... We'll keep her though!

Menu & Activities

Breakfast ~ Oatmeal, Bun & Black Coffee

Snack ~ Nothin'...... Eating breakfast @ 11:00 a.m.

Dinner ~ Oatmeal & Grapefruit

Snack ~ LS V-8

Supper ~ Stir-Fry of Shredded Cabbage, Ground Turkey Breast, Shredded Carrots, Waterchestnuts, LS Seasoning with 1/2 c. Brown Rice

Snack/Dessert ~

Water = No less than 120 oz.

It is never too late to be what you might have been ~ George Eliot


Your best is better than you think!

Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

poormom59 on 01/01/2009:
Thank you for your comments....I really think this is going to be what I need to keep motivated. I really look forward to "working" with you all!


biscottibody59 on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year!

That pic of the pans of buns took me back to sr yr of hs--we could get just those lookin' buns for a nickel apiece. It always seemed like they had an endless supply!

Keep on keepin' on there!

skinnyjeans on 01/02/2009:
Aww thanks so much for the nice comments!! I hope you have a wonderful day and happy anniversary!!

Maria* on 01/02/2009:
Hope you're having a nice day!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Dec 31, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 198.0


animation of party animals


Headed into day #3 of "like it used to be", minus the outdoor walking... I am already feeling the impact of utilizing the EB & weights moreso than the Gazelle effects... A bit sore, but it is such a feel good sore in knowing my fat is being taken over by lean muscle..... About time!

Plans for this evening are going to a "watch night" service @ church... Finger foods, games, devotion & laughter are on the agenda... I will be making about 48 egg rolls... Eating only one  & some of the filling for supper before going. Being super concious of what I put in my mouth.. Taking my own snacks in the event there aren't healthy choices.... May have a glass of sparkling grape juice....

No New Year's resolutions for me... Never have been one to resolve on a pointed day.... I reserve it for when I feel like I am ready to make that commitment 100% and not just because it is a "day" normally used as making change, regardless if it is whole-hearted or not.... I know people who psych theirself up and sometime verge on sickness for preparing for making a resolution...... Not worth it to me... I have to want it bad enough any time I commit in order to not set myself up for failure..... For some it is a great day to start fresh & anew... I wish all those who do make one to succeed or exceed those expectations !

Headed to read the newspaper & sip my coffee... Just got a phone call letting me know the brothers will be here late today... Glad I got up & ready for them to be here between 6:30 & 7:00.. Ha Ha! Grrrrrrrrrrr.... Oh well, I may close my peeper's and rest about 30 minutes... Storing up some rest for staying up til 1:00 tomorrow morning....

Almost forgot!..... While alone last night I watched "secret lives of women" which is something I DO NOT watch normally, but the guide caught my attention with the "Big Beautiful Women" segment.... Brought back vivid memories of the times I had told myself " I accept that I'm going to be obese the remainder of my life, cause I can't change (or won't) and I can be happy just the way I am or even bigger"..... Those ladies were gorgeous!... I wanted to reach into that T.V. and shake those women though.... All I kept saying was "at what cost to your overall health are you accepting being obese"..... But then I realized that I too had been that way for the last 10 years, given a few "healthy weeks" to attempt to succeed..... I pray for anybody who doesn't feel their worth in making theirself healthy to feel that they ARE worth it.... Self-acceptance is one of the hardest things for most to do, but in order to really be the best we can be for others is to take care of US first... Finding that love for self will only spill over and make ourselves content & rub off positive energy to those around us.....It is not pity, nor do I feel sorry for anyone who is obese or overweight. Acceptance comes at all levels for each individual and it is not my place to tell them how they are suppose to feel..... Just know personally I have broken through years of self-loathing, poor self-image, etc..... I am now on that road to a new remainder of my life and am happy to be here.....

BTW ~ I will be buying my first "PEOPLE" magazine that hits the newstands today... Suppose to be several people showcased that have succeeded at "downsizing" without supernatural help.... I can use all the inspiration I can get, even though I get most that I need from what you ALL offer me here on DD..... THANK YOU!

Menu & Activities

Breakfast ~ Banana, Whole Wheat English Muffin w/ Honey, Scrambled Egg Whites & S.F.S.M. Coffee

Snack ~ Lite n Fit Smoothie

Dinner ~ Oatmeal w/ Whole Dried Cranberries (been a while since you saw those huh?) & 10 Almonds

Snack ~ Taste Test of Cranberry Orange Cookie (for tonight) & an Orange...

'09 looks like it will come in with wind gusts of about 40mph.... Yuck!.. Grey & cold....... Trees are bending and noises galore...... I'm off the internet now til tomorrow or Friday....... Be good!

Supper ~ Watching myself with whatever it is.......

Water = No less than 120 oz. (been coming in at about 140oz

I made these this afternoon... Hubby told me that these would be good finger food for our thingy tonight.... HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIENDS.....


Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 12/31/2008:
To your comment, I'm afraid I cannot throw away cookies (or most food for that matter) that I've worked hard to make, especially with butter, pecans and chocolate. I'd sooner slit my wrists--haha! I mean I made them, and I knew all too well the conseqences of having them around.

Have a safe New Year's Eve!

sweetpea1977 on 12/31/2008:
I love the soreness I feel after a hard workout! Im glad to hear you enjoy it too! :)

I understand where you are coming from on resolutions. Thats one reason why I never made them until I was truly ready to do so. When I made the weightloss resolution in 2005, I didnt set a specific date...I just wanted to lose weight in general. And I did very well. I was 8 pounds away from goal on the day I got married! :) I lost 10 more pounds after that day (took 9 months!) and hung on to that low until I got pregnant in 2007. Anyway, after having the baby, I knew exactly what it took to lose the weight, hence the reason why I gave myself a date to reach it this time. If I dont make it by that date, oh well, no biggie, as Im sure I will be close to goal by that date and I'll be pretty darn happy. As long as I keep losing and get healthier, Im happy. Setting a date just gives me motivation to push myself. :)

Have fun at the get-together tonight. You have a good plan to celebrate in a healthy fashion, which is a great way to start off 2009!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/31/2008:
i love those magazines that have articles about major weightloss or lifestyle changes. :) they are the best. but, they are so much money to read once and throw out - so i usually just read them while on line to pay at the supermarket! haha

loveray on 12/31/2008:
happy new year! i am SO fortunate to have met you in 2008 and looking forward to our friendship in 2009. xoxo

Beth201P on 12/31/2008:
Those look good. Just stopped in to say hi. Happy New Year my friend. xoxxo Beth

CritterMom on 01/01/2009:
Hi there, and Happy New Year to ya! Those buns look so good I can almost smell them...good thing I'm gluten-intolerant, or I'd be tempted to sneak a bite!

thinnside40 - Tuesday Dec 30, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 198.0

Woke to the sunshine glaring off of the snow.... I sneeze A LOT when it is so bright.... See sun ?!?!?! Sneeze..... That's me! 

Feel better in the fact I fit in the Gazelle & Exercise Ball last night... Hubby even jumped on the Gazelle to match my 20 minutes.... He has gained back any that he had rid of this last couple months.... Seen some walking sticks advertised in the Target ad on Sunday... $17 and I'm strongly thinking about getting a pair with a portion of my Tayt bonus $$$$$... They aren't ski poles, but called walking poles.... I could use them anytime.....Can figure feeling like I look funny the first few times I use them, but at least people would see that I'm STILL working at reaching that goal....I have neighbors who have been watching this last year and encourage me as I pass by....

I caught a snipet of the "Today"  show this morning.... 2 people had rid of 1/2 their body weight.... A 41 year old woman & a 21 year old man.... AMAZING! I know that I can too one day say "reached my goal" even if not on national television there are A LOT of lives in my neighborhood or "circle"  lil' ole' me could encourage if I "just do this".....

I have become too comfortable in my current zone of 1/2 way mark (kinda) and feel I have to start all over again... I have been feeling that everyone here has seen me let my guard down and don't hold "fear" anymore to have people see that I am eating/choosing poorly and not "moving".. "CHOOSING" the highly optional word there... Basically I feel like I'm going to be starting all over.... I feel just as desperate now as I did on 1/21 to be a healthy weight & feel that this current size is just as burdensome as the 237 (size 20) was.... I don't see the progress I have made anymore when I look in the mirror... I see a person who needs to STILL downsize and look how I am really suppose to... Unveiling will occur in 2009..Removing each layer of fat as I WORK them off... I have no doubts and my fears/anxieties whatever they may be that have been keeping me from staying "on track" will be attacked once again... Have to figure out what those feelings are that are holding me back.... Fear to succeed? why? Not believing that once I reach goal I can stay there or I'll tire of having to work at this the remainder of my life?.... Not sure, but those things will be set aside, cause I most likely will feel differently when 155 is hit and I SEE that I made it..... It WILL NOT be as hard to stay there as it was to rid of the 82 pound getting there...So tell me to get with it! Stall is a place that should hold a pile of poop, not be a period of time one will regret.....

Menu & Activities

Breakfast ~ Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Muffin w/ Honey & Black Coffee                              

Snack ~ Smoothie (Lite n Fit Vanilla Yogurt., Frozen Raspberry 100% Fruit Bar, 1 heaping TBS. Ground Flax & Home Canned Concord Grape Juice) Handful of vitamins/supplements & routine meds (Choke)

Dinner ~ Oatmeal, Orange & 25 cal. Swiss Miss in Coffee

Snack ~ Carrot Sticks & H.M. Hummus (Chickpeas from dry, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Minced Garlic & Shake of Dry Cilantro)

Supper ~ Salmon Chunk, Salad ( Lettuce, 1/2 Avocado, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Grate of LF Cheese & Lite Ranch).... Crock-potted a pork roast for the family, but going to resist and go for the Omegas.....

Dessert ~ S.F. Jello-O (forgot to make it).... Spoonful of FF Cottage Cheese & No Sugar Added Pineapple

Made it day #2 of better choices, no little bites here or there of anything. Kept busy and more on a schedule, instead of waiting til starved in order to curtail munching....  Went 15 minutes on the Gazelle (1 mile) & 15 minutes of Exercise Ball with 10#'s worth of weights after supper.....

Water = No less than 120 oz by bedtime

Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

skinnyjeans on 12/30/2008:
I saw those 2 people on the Today Show, too! They looked amazing! Also, when I feel a sneeze coming on, I look at the brightest light in the room and it makes me sneeze...works everytime even though a few of my friends think I'm crazy!

InnerPeace on 12/30/2008:
The good thing is you keep trying though, don't ever give up. My son has that light sneezing thing, they action call it photosensitive something or other, but it really exists. Happy new year.

loveray on 12/30/2008:
i saw that on the today show this AM as well! its so inspiring to know that we can always start from square one. i know you can do it. i intend to make 2009 a major year of re-commitment to my body, my soul and my truest happiness. xoxo

legcramps on 12/30/2008:
Hey, keep your chin up friend. You're going to impress the pants off of anyone who sees you! You can do it!

omahagrl on 12/30/2008:
Hey there. Rededicate is what I am calling it. BTW At 7:40pm I read your entry and after the first paragrah I stopped and got my butt on the treadmill as it is no excuse not to walk at least 20 minutes. You are my inspiration and I know this time next year it will maintenance and no diets!

Jen40 on 12/30/2008:
Oh I could have written this post myself. Its amazing how many times I read one of your entries and it's like you're speaking from my own heart. I thank you so much for that, because so often I just have no clue how to express those very same feelings and thoughts. You've come so, so far! And what an inspiration you are to me~ you have no idea. Honestly, I truly mean that. When I feel like giving up I think "Well, Thin would NEVER just give up especially after all the time and effort put into this. She'd keep going!"

thinnside40 - Monday Dec 29, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 198.0

Idyllic Snowman - Wish I was there

Snow is falling again & it is beautiful...Forecast for 10" in some areas... I am home alone for a bit longer, so figured I best get with making an entry.... Kids are @ G`pa & G`ma's for a couple days..... The babysitting boys are running late....

Of course now I have started this entry, the aloneness has ended... Got the boys all dressed up to go outside for a bit....

Many goals set for myself today to achieve..... Eating healthy has been poor to say the least.... Not suprising for this time of year.... But, should not of let that be an excuse to overeat whatever and am making sure to psych myself up for behaving on New Year's Eve/Day....

Christmas brought me a red Crock-Pot (my kitchen is red decor), slippers, honey, pink depression bowl to put homemade soap in, address book, plant watering globes & a $50 bonus from Tayt's parents.... 

Menu & Activities

Breakfast ~ Oatmeal, Scrambled Egg Whites, LS V-8 & Coffee

Snack ~ Grapefruit

Dinner ~ Steamed Veggies, Almonds, Grate of LF Mozarella, Sprouted Grains Flax Bread 

Snack ~ Banana & LS Wheat Thins (WAY TOO MANY)

Supper ~ Small Cube Steak & Homemade Fries

Snack/Dessert ~ Bread w/ Jelly (BADdecision)

Gazelle ~ 20 minutes = a tad over a mile (kids broke the mileage thing) & 10 minutes of Exercise Ball w/ 2 X 5# weights

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.

Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

loveray on 12/29/2008:
i missed you mucho! hope xmas was awesome...and almost happy new year! xo

skinnyjeans on 12/29/2008:
Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas and you are enjoying your winter wonderland! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/29/2008:
what's up with hanna111? leaving me some weird messages. thanks for your good comments.

i just checked out your menu today and i'm more than impressed! it's delicious and healthy!

omahagrl on 12/30/2008:
Great job meeting your exercise goal and your menu does look tasty!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2008:
:) thanks for your comments yesterday!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Dec 24, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 198.0

I lost everything I had typed..... I'm not going to do it again.........


Merry CHRISTmas!



Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

omahagrl on 12/25/2008:
Merry Christmas my dear friend!

Jen40 on 12/26/2008:
Oh how that frustrates me! I've had it happen so many times...

I was reading about your mom. I know that's got to be hard for you... my own mom is having bouts of forgetfulness and it sometimes scares me. For intance~ we had a conversation about my brother and the breakdown he had a few years back that sent my parents on a quick mission to Florida to get him back on track. Well, she had no memory of it~ his breakdown, the trip, all the drama that followed... I was floored! That isn't something a person forgets! I just quietly let the subject drop and assured her everything is okay now. She acted like it was all news to her when in fact she and my dad had been directly involved in my brothers recovery. I worry about both my parents. They aren't good for each others' state of mind and I have no idea how long they're going to be okay living on their own.

Thanks for the comments. My goal right now is just NOT gain! lol

skinnyjeans on 12/28/2008:
Sorry you lost everything your typed! That is annoying. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying your weekend!! Cheers!! :)

thinnside40 - Tuesday Dec 23, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 198.0

Experiencing a very mild heat wave!... It is 15 degrees outside.... Amazing how that feels warm... Talk to me after I go get the newspaper!

Not much on the agenda today....Getting the rest of my cards out  (glad they say Happy New Year, cause they ain't making it for Merry Christmas),  babysitting, household have-to's & waiting til it's 5:00 (not just somewhere, but here)..... Tomorrow I will attempt getting out as early as the Ross store opens to see if they still have the Burton jacket that Ben wants so badly..... They are normally $200 some dollars & the other day they had 2 for $59.. One in his size!... Didn't have the extra $$$$ that day, but @ midnight tonight the paycheck hits the checking account.... Chances the coat is still there ? Slim, but can at least go look.....

Hu Hum!!!!.... I stepped on those scales & it said 198.... I was relieved to say the least..... I surely was in the thinking I was at least 200 or more.... Whew!...... Keep with the discipline again like I have this last few days & I'll be off the road of recovery... Then, onto the 41# highway...... Long trip @ a slow speed, but I can think positive!

Best be off to get the day started... The baby just did a grunt/growl thing, so that tells you how it will begin! ..... His big brother came in in jammies, has a chocolate mustache & ready to curl up in a blanket to sleep... I want to be a kid again!

Menu & Activities

B : 2 Eggs (my hens are still laying ~ Yaya!), English Muffin, LS V-8 & coffee

S :

D :

S :

S :

D/S :

Water = No less than 120oz.





Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 43 lbs to go!

selina on 12/24/2008:
Hi Thin! I'm sending big, warm, hugs to you! Stay well!

thinnside40 - Monday Dec 22, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0

This is nuts!...... 8:15 a.m. & it is -2 degrees...... No wonder why my toes feel like they could break off..... Even 2 pairs of socks on... Suprised I am not sitting stiffer than I am, due to the cold solidifying fat... Ha Ha!

Not sure what this week holds in emotions & each day closer to Christmas day.. Always a tough one with me missing my mother-in-law & g'pa so much.... Was slapped in the face (figure of speech wise) somewhat last night with missing someone else that is alive... My mom.... Her memory has become somewhat lacking and rapidly this last couple months... As she listened to a lady play the piano last night @ church she mentioned to me how beautiful it sounded... Here is what got me... She looked me right in the face and said "You never did play the piano did you?!?!?!?!?".... As calmly and composer quickly gathered I told her "Yes, mom I did & still do"... She didn't know who I took lessons from, nor acted like she remembered the slightest bit... She took me to lessons twice a week for 8 years!... Talked with my dad about making an appointment with her physician for testing... She had been on medication (and self medicates) that did have side effects of memory loss.... She quit taking them a couple months ago and now seems worse... I fear alzheimer's..... I don't know which is worse..losing a loved one to a sudden death or watching one deteriorate to someone you don't know or doesn't know you..... Either way it is thoughts I have to put out of my head or I will be physically sick & a wreck..... Cause we did lose my mother-in-law totally unexpectadely around Christmastime.... Onto happier thoughts...

Hubby is home, fire is going, brothers just arrived & I only have 2 days of babysitting this week..... Yaya!!!!!!!!!!....... Off the get breakfast, read the paper, toss laundry in the dryer & who knows what else... But gunna get 'er done!

Menu & Activities

B: Oatmeal, English Muffin & Coffee

S: Grapefruit

Been looking for the kid's schol pictures to send out in Christmas cards..Yes!... I am just now doing it.... Sent out ones that weren't getting pictures stuffed in them & still looking...... Hungry, but not really sure for what yet here @ 2:30 p.m.....Late dinner!.. Snow is falling again..Hubby & the kids have been outside having a soft air gun fight.... Padded up in snowpants, etc......Meg was the referee basically... It was ruled a tie! Best be off to get some grub & keep looking for pictures..... Ugh!.... Maybe I'm so organized that they are where their suppose to be and I can't remember where that is in being so organized.... NOT!

D: 2/3 Banana (other 1/3 was yucky)...& S.B.P.B. w/ Simply Fruit Sandwich on Flourless Bread (sprouted grains)

S: Light n Fit Peach Yogurt & 8 Unsalted Pistachios

S: Med. Baked Potato w/ Mixed Beans, Lil Grated Cheese

Plan was to have a green salad & salmon for supper.... Hubby told me we had plenty lettuce when we were grocery shopping yesterday.... Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! Went to make salad and the heads were CABBAGE...... No lettuce to speak of... Oops!.... The kids and hubby had been at the neighbor ladies helping her get out Christmas decorations and a couple other things, so  I hadn't began supper and now it's going on 8:00 p.m....... Had a bit of time to myself to turn up the music, hang the rest of our ornaments on the tree and sing along as loud as I could to releave tension & then let go in crying.... Thanks so much for all the hugs & kind words... I guess mom's just hold a special place in everyone's heart & tugs at the heart-strings when a mother is just not well..... I did call mom to just talk about the day they had shopping, etc.... She was alright, just can tell that she isn't herself in how she talks about situations or family members.... God is in control of our lives & it is His decision to allow whatever it is happening into our family at this time.... Faith is so hard to have though.... Trust is a must!....

S/D: ???? Probably nothing...

Water = no less than 120 oz.

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

selina on 12/22/2008:
Hi Thin! Thank you for the warm welcome! It's just unbelievably beautiful out there! And there is more snow falling steadily, however lightly. Must go to doctor's appointments this pm and I'm a bit nervous about driving there...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom... I hope she improves.... On a happier note, my dad did remember me last week, which made my day. In fact, it made my whole week!

Have a great day!

omahagrl on 12/22/2008:
sorry to hear about your mom. I know how you feel about wondering if it is better to lose them at once or watch someone decline. we struggle with MJ's mom as she does not remember anyone and hardly talks anymore. it is so hard on the family! I bet Ben and Meg are excited about Xmas. i know I still act like a kid as the day gets closer. I wish I had more days when I felt like that! Stay warm and enjoy the white Christmas ;-)

loveray on 12/22/2008:
aww i am so sorry to hear that news about your mom. it is so difficult to watch those changes. i hope that you are able to find peace in knowing that you had many good years and times with her- and that so many other people love you. i know it doesnt stop the pain at all, but just wanted to let you know. love you so much!! happy holidays

Donkey on 12/22/2008:
Hugs to you. I think we can all use a hug once in a while (or more often).

hopinforachange on 12/22/2008:
I am sorry to hear about your mom. It must be hard to see that. I am sending loving thoughts your way. Take care of yourself.

teriyaki on 12/22/2008:
I've been through around 7 years with Alzheimers in my Mom. Get her to a doctor (neurologist) immediately. They can slow it down with meds, but they have to start right away and keep on taking them for good.

sweetpea1977 on 12/22/2008:
I totally agree with Donkey...big hugs to you. Also, enjoy each day to the best of your ability and be thankful for all the blessings in your life!

biscottibody59 on 12/22/2008:
Hope your mom gets a good workup so you all will know for sure what to expect. Your conversation with her is certainly upsetting--I feel for you.

Enjoy your days off!

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