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thinnside40 - Sunday Dec 21, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0

It's here!....... 8" of fluffy snow fell last night and now it is doing it again.... Eating is going alright... Different foods, but in moderation... Baking/cooking even now for ANOTHER church potluck tonight... Making homemade buns, green bean casserole & peanut butter pie.... Was going to bag eating healthy all together and just say wait til the first of the year, but yesterday I went shopping for some Christmasy clothing and as I was able to fit into a "large" NOT X-tra Large top for the first time in over 10 years..My thought process changed..... Bought me a pair of the cutest overalls, which I've always wanted to wear a pair... Plus a couple other pieces of clothing that are things I certainly couldn't of fit into before now...... "YES!" is all I could say to myself as I looked in those dressing room mirrors.....AND as I was painting my toenails last night, putting snowflake stickers on and able to bend over without losing my breath I was thankful..... Have to keep reliving those feelings like a broken record.... Just a few minutes ago I was contemplating diving into the Ranch Cheese Ball & Wheat Thins I bought for Christmas day, but talked myself into a tuna sandwich instead..Knowing that "potluck" foods are later.... Praying for someone to make the chicken oriental salad again....... Making the best choices IS so worth it!...... Next time I am thinking about "bagging it" I might just have to go to the store and try on new clothing.....

Ben & I spent most of the day in town yesterday, so no house work was done...... Today is busy with church, cooking, watching the SeaChickens on T.V.  play some football in the snow... Seattle is  not used to this white stuff!

Time to go knead & form the buns to rise...Have 2 hours til time to go again.......... Be back later to read/comment.....


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

grumpy on 12/21/2008:
Hey lady, I have been missing, but I really want to bring back the me you met almost a year ago! no more excuses, it's time i lose more weight and stop choosing not to deal with this. I am going to bed soon and will pray a lot for me to be at a good place again. I also realized today, during my sadness because of J, that besides my love for him and how I feel when we're doing good, there's one other thing that can brighten up my life and make me happy just as much, and that is losing weight and seeing the difference in my body and clothes. And that ONLY depends on me and I CAN control. So let's do it. Love ya!

selina on 12/22/2008:
You are absolutely right, I was SO SURPRISED TO see the whole town buried in snow! It's SO beautiful, post card perfect here! Sounds like you are also having a white Christmas! Your entry is super positive and I loved reading it. Warm hugs to you my friend!

skinnyjeans on 12/22/2008:
Sweet...congrats on moving down a clothing size! That is exciting. Ha - SeaChickens. That is funny. :)

thinnside40 - Friday Dec 19, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0

Vintage Snowman Holding a Present clipartSnowman and His Wife in a Vintage Convertable clipartCute Vintage Snowman Boy clipart

Woke this morning with a sense of peace about me.... Thank you Lord! Not in a bad mood, nor a great mood, just satisfied & ready to tackle whatever comes or there is to do....Probably cause I know it is Friday!... Been working in the kitchen, getting ready to bake some cookies for Meg's party this afternoon... Details didn't come out til this morning how their party is working...Tried to get them out of her last night, but she didn't act like she knew.... Tada!... miraculously she remembered this morning... How does that work?

Finished up shopping last night... Need to get my Christmas cards out tomorrow.... Procrastination you say!?!?!?!?!?!....Me???? Never!!!!! Ha Ha!!!!!!!...  I missed the store closing by 2 minutes to get stamps last night.... Hubby will get some for me today, as well as a few McD's bucks for Tayt's brothers.... The kids ate McD's last night, but I called hubby to have salad getting started for him & I.... I did eat a few fries of Meg's and had a 1/2 cookie dough chocolate candy & 1 whole coconut cream chocolate candy...  Those little 3 chocolate boxes of Mrs. Fields!... 

Best get with putting on the apron, baking cookies & continuing in what has already been a successful day in getting some things accomplished.... I need to get plenty more done, as hubby will be on vacation til the 30th, effective 5:30 p.m. tonight....... One boy is sleeping, one (baby) is screaming cause he is over-tired & the other is molding play-dough.... Shall see how far I get!

Menu & Activities

B : English Muffin, Egg & SFSM Coffee

S : Orange & 1 Angel Cookie (small)

Got the cookies made... Waiting for the last ones to cool before putting them in snack bags.... I made some that I've never made before.... Called angel cookies.. Not shaped like an angel, but more like sparkly snowflake topped sugar cookies.... You dip 1/2 the balled up dough in water, then sugar, then press down just a bit...The come out so glittery! Meg will be so happy when momma suprises her with getting it done....I have them in a little snowman covered Christmas bowl... I'll hand them to her when I see her @ lunch recess.. An advantage to living next door to the school.... Oh!!!!!!!!!!! ..This feels good to be able to be motherly to my own child for a change.... I'll keep the rest of the dough covered and let the kids finish making them when they get home from school..Ben will eat the dough!

D : 

S :

S :

D/S :

Water = No less than 120 oz......


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

skinnyjeans on 12/19/2008:
Good luck getting your Christmas cards out! How did the cookies turn out? :) YUM.

omahagrl on 12/19/2008:
Ahhhh the feeling of satisfaction! Love the nacho idea with shredded chicken and I need to eat a nacho salad as I do enjoy those! I think I will start and finish my Christmas shopping on Sunday! LOL I believe it will include 1 trip to walmart and 1 trip to famous daves as everyone is getting gift cards. I even told my mom I prefer gift cards as it is always nice when you need something to be able not to spend your own money. I am not going to do any holiday baking as MJ and I cannot have the temptation in the house. I do think that Xmas eve since we cancelled our party that I will make a nice prime rib....mmmm that sounds good.

How much snow have you had the past few days?

selina on 12/19/2008:
I can almost smell those cookies, yum! You are ready for Christmas, I can see...

I am a bit aprehensive about traveling without knowing if we can land in Spokane safely. Washington DC is my other destination, I wonder how the weather is going to be in one week when we go there... Oh well, will have to give it a try or we'll never know... Happy holidays to you, too!

selina on 12/19/2008:
I hope your mom gets better soon. Poor thing, in a cast...

mcwoo40 on 12/21/2008:
Just passing to say best wishes for 2009,i do hope it's a good year for us all,Julie

thinnside40 - Thursday Dec 18, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0

Weather is holding in at -3 to 20 range...... Snow didn't come last night, but a skiff...Preparing for it to hit today sometime.....

Last night was better on the not overeating front...Not 100% better, but much improved..... Decided to take a snooze after the kids went home & refresh my energy instead of turning to food......

My legs, rump & arms are feeling the wrestling match with the woodstove fan yesterday.... My arms & thighs were already messed up from moving furniture last week.... My thighs are one massive bruise and my arms look like someone beat me up.... Good thing it is long sleeve weather.... I am guarded when someone gets near me, cause to touch those areas is painful.... WELL worth it though..Meg's room looks so nice......

Had to have a stern talk with Ben last night, cause he is on the verge of ruining Christmas for me & him both... He is bent on last minute wish list for Christmas gifts..Of course not knowing that I have already gotten most for him already.... Just typical teen in making sure I get the right thing!... He was told if he came home today asking to take him shopping to get what he wants and just having me wrap it for him to open on Chrsitmas morning, he was going to get what I have dumped in his lap right now and he wouldn't be unwrapping anything... He concurred that I meant business and knows he won't be disappointed, because I NEVER have had to return anything I have bought for him the last several years..... He's not demanding, just antsy this week before the "big" day....

Brothers arrived early this morning....Let me just say that I'm so glad that I chose to take 3 days off next week.... Hubby has the whole week off to spend with our kids, but if I don't work I don't get paid... Downfall to self-employment & no paid vacation......

Agenda is full today....... Hopefully get to go to the bank and shopping this evening.... I better get myself goin'.....

Menu & Activities

B : English Muffin, Banana, LS V-8 & Coffee

S : Mini Bag Popcorn S.F.S.M. Coffee (2 pcks. S.M. & Xtra large mug)

D : Oatmeal, 1 sl. Flourless Bread w/Honey

S : Fit n Trim Yogurt

S : Broiled Lean Beef Patty, Stir-Fry Cabbage & ? (veggie or bean)

D/S : 1/4 c. FF Cottage Cheese & Lil' Pineapple

Water = No less than 120 oz.



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

skinnyjeans on 12/18/2008:
Glad your meal plan went well yesterday and I hope your bruises heal fast!!

omahagrl on 12/18/2008:
LOL you must have read my first entry pretty fast. I just hate complaining all the time and it really does no good. I had a good cry this morning over it but also I get to be a real cry baby at Christmas. Heck I cannot sing a carroll without tearing up! I just miss being apart of a family as my mom and I are not close and with my brother and dad gone it seems like I am left out alot. My sis and mom were shopping this morning and it makes me sad that my mom never asks me to take her shopping.

I thought about you this morning as they were talking about all the snow heading your way. I am not sure what will happen today as the sun is out right now so I pray the ice misses us. Omaha has the national championship of womens college basketball starting tonite and Nebraska is one of the teams. If it gets like they forecast the spectators will have a horrible time getting home.

Have a wonderful day! VJ

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/18/2008:
wow. i was reading your menu just now and it's amazing for me to see how your eating has changed. way different selections from when you first started!

kids can get real antsy! my mom would just get my sister and i whatever she wanted for chanukah. usually nothing we expected. haha

loveray on 12/18/2008:
love you, stay warm!!

cybermom4 on 12/18/2008:
You're amazing - ready yesterday's post and you are a regular Mrs. Fix It - sorry about all your bruises - I'm glad you're taking 3 days off - it will be nice for you to have the break. :)

biscottibody59 on 12/19/2008:
Wow--so you're that close to Hanford? Do they monitor your health on a regular basis or even send you surveys? I remember seeing a PBS program on the cleanup/non-cleanup (as the case may be) going on there YEARS ago. And the health issues, but I don't see/read much about it anymore.

You may ask your dr to check your iodine levels--perhaps a supplement is in order. On the other hand from what I've been reading too much iodine may cause the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Also our RDA of 150mcg for adults (non-pregnant) is extremely low compared to Japan's equivalent.

I just find this all so interesting because lack of iodine can directly cause hypothyroidism and I didn't know that--something like that should be common knowledge. Again, the first treatment is a pharmaceutical (Synthroid usually) by a large company.

Also I read that soymilk (along with eggs and milk and others) is a good source of iodine--go figure. You started this--or did I:-)!!!

Have a good day there--and hope you're recovering well from the housework/fixits!

hollybelle on 12/19/2008:
Hi - posting a few comments here and there and WOW look at you! Cutest Reindeer! 196 lbs and during the holidays, too! I'm doing Ok will post on my diary today. I've been gone so long off this site due so much going on haven't hardly had time to check emails, etc. even! 3 days off sounds so good. I have some vacation days left and I'm taking one Monday to go shopping with daughter...WOW - getting to spend time with her is amazing! 17 years old and has a life of her own already. Time passes so quickly. Every year we still have our family members...well, it's just precious time! God bless. Stay warm! Holly

thinnside40 - Wednesday Dec 17, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0


I sit here sipping coffee out of a cup that is fitting for me lately.



I feel like I have been living with the motto of 6:00-10:00p.m. being "happy hour" with food. I am great with discipline in eating (not overeating) all day. Then the boys go home, hubby is running late, I've been busy all day and then relaxation hits with all aspects...... The time I should be exercising I am lagging. I was so mad last night when I watched BL finale.... Michelle won by the way..YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.... Those people look so good and I have wasted a good chunk of time that I could of been improving myself as well... Not as rapidly as those folks, but faster than I am for sure..... I will be going back to my original posts under thinnsidenotout to read my beginning days and Lord willing revive my "want to", despite it being winter.... I didn't use that as an excuse in February did I?...Nope!.... I am the same person... I still want this just as bad, but not proving it to myself enough..... I WILL plan to reach goal by May14, 2009... Remembering that my original goal was to be down 40 by 40 this last year, then the other coming off over the next year...... It IS NOT impossible for me to be down by 82#'s in 16 months....It's just not!

Menu & Activities

B: 1 Whole Grain Apple Cinnamon English Muffin & 1 c. LS V-8

S: Grapefruit

I'm give out!..... The back rooms in the house have been so cold that I stoked the fire to the brim then found out that the fan I forgot about the stove having still needed attatched.... Got out my tools to get to work... Never could get it to sit solid enough to keep it from falling off when I would get one side attatched..Cramped space to boot.... Got it attatched ( I thought at least good enough to tighten it) and it fell on my ring finger top knuckle....Now sweating like a pig and dustier than a drought stricken dirt road....... The boys decided it was time to wake up.... Go figure!.... I am shaky, thus saying I need to fix me some oats & a banana to eat..... Burnt some calories & think I might  'uv even melted some fat off my belly reaching over the stovetop in the process.. BTW ~ Got the fan attatched just enough to wedge something underneath it and make it blow hot air across the house....Will raid the hubby's toolbox when he gets home for a leverage piece tool.... I am independant enough that I WILL finish doing it the right way BY MYSELF!.... Made me mad it dropped on my finger!

D: Oatmeal & Banana (maybe a D.Cherry Coke too)

S: Lite & Fit Yogurt

S: ?

Water = No Less than 120 oz.

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

omahagrl on 12/18/2008:
Look at you go girl. Miss Fix it. I loved your response to my issue yesterday as it made me laugh. You are truly a blessing on this site as I look forward to reading and commenting to your diaries. Have a wonderful day and stay warm!

biscottibody59 on 12/18/2008:
You gotta try to read this about iodine: http://blogs.webmd.com/integrative-medicine-wellness/2008/03/are-you-getting-enough-iodine.html

I did not know!

I got into some study yesterday about ensuring you take in enough iodine if you have thyroid issues. Bottom line: processed food's salt is not iodized (according to the article). I shun shaker salt with a few exceptions and I generally use a grinder at home with sea salt that's not iodized (I'm pretty sure). A multivitamin should have 150mcg.

Have a good one!

thinnside40 - Tuesday Dec 16, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0

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I have a little boy doggie & I'm sure with the -3 temp and snow on the ground this morning he is feeling a bit sympathetic with this little guy... I don't leave him out longer than to do his thing & back in he is... They all are....

Kids are 2 pair socking it & look like their ready to play football.... Not sure about our record lows, etc....... But do know that Seattle went all out & broke a 60 year record low yesterday..... I'm not complaining one bit, as I have a warm home, I can shop online for Christmas, we live close to the schools, the kids have clothing to keep them warm outside, our pipes aren't freezing & the sun is shining..... Only complaint I have is the lack of desire to get on the Gazelle or Exercise Ball & the hand to mouth syndrome is increasing as the weather is declining..... Working on those things super hard today forward to rectify the problem..... Christmas is next week and I HAVE to be good......Ho Ho is watching me!

Agenda today is wrapping presents that came yesterday... Today should bring a few more in the mailbox too.... I'm so scited!!!!! The boys love to help wrap... The brothers got their flu shot yesterday, so the day may be an "off" one for them... Shall see & hope for the best to allow me to accomplish a "to do" list.....


B: 2 Eggs, W.G. English Muffin & S.F.S.M. Coffee

S: Banana & 1/2 Apple

Diet Cherry Coke

Here we go....My shopping is 90% done.... Ben's gifts are the green shoes pictured last week & then these Element Backpack & Sherpa Lined Hoody,  Star Printed Guitar Strap & then a few rubber/silicone wristbands with things like "Jesus loves me", "Believe", etc.. Got Meg some too... Meg's gifts are the shoes pictured last week & a Pony Watch, Wildkin pink rodeo backpack western horse child kids Horse Backpack,Paua shell horse pony kids bracelet western jewelry Horse Bracelet & a Horse Calendar.. Hubby is getting NEW ETNIES M. TAYLOR SKATE SHOE SB SK8  MENS US 10.5Etnies Dress & Work Shoes....Plus a couple adjustable Wrenches... Just need to purchase a couple gift certificates for T.R.U. for the boys & then probably a couple pounds of fresh coffee beans for my brother..... Whew! I ordered some snapware for mom & sis-in-law to accompany melmac nesting bowls,measuring cups & spoons. Ordered me 1 of each snapware bowl too.                                        

D:Oatmeal & 3 Prunes




Water = 80 oz. by 1:00 p.m. 

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

omahagrl on 12/16/2008:
Happy Tuesday. You sound as if you have the Christmas spirit! I am not going to buy many gifts as I am going the gift card route. The nephews will all get something little and a gift card. I am having a Christmas eve open house and have had a few people already RSVP so I need to get to putting up the rest of the decorations and clean. I hate waiting to the last minute as I usually do which makes me crazy the day before and the day of. Have fun wrapping!

loveray on 12/16/2008:
does it have adverse effects on those with thyroid issues?

skinnyjeans on 12/16/2008:
LOL "hand to mouth" syndrome. :) That is great. We'll both be good because Santa is watching!! :)

grumpy on 12/16/2008:
brrrrr so cold! i am excited to be leaving for Brazil on Friday, where the weather is 90 degrees. :)


thinnside40 - Monday Dec 15, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0


This is the weather forecast for this week..Brrrrr!! High/Low & Real Feel (~)Wind chill factor is suppose to be -0 @ times.... This is the coldest it has been in about 4 years at this time of year.... The remainder of my Christmas shopping will be done online today.... We have 2"-3" of snow with pure ice below it.... Meg has a Christmas program tonight @ 6:00..... Hubby has been driving all weekend, but I shall be doing it tonight.....

Ben's bus is running late & he just now looked over my shoulder and focused upon the numbers......... "Mom! Is that YOUR weight now?"...... Coudln't deny it,nor hold back the tears..... He felt bad and wanted to know why I was upset.... I just told him that even his dad didn't know my #"s & that it is something I don't want known really..... He 1/2 way understood, cause he said "I was going to tell you that you are doing a great job", but He couldn't get my tears.... I thanked him for telling me "good job" ..Still told him to keep his mouth shut though... In a nice way! I am not being dillusional in thinking that my family doesn't have "any idea" what I weigh, especially with biggest loser giving a great idea in size comparison, etc... Just something that I have always been guarded about.....He is a good kid and I thank the Lord for his tender-heartedness & genuine spirit... He doesn't say things he doesn't mean. So I know when he tells me "good job" it isn't out of feeling guilty or just to make me feel better... Maybe it was a good thing for us both.... It does bring into perspective what has been going on the last 10 months... Mixed feelings...

Boys should be here any minute... I need to tidy up a bit, then get Meg stirred up & going..... She will be decked out in full snow attire, whereas Ben is at that age of "a sweatshirt" is enough to keep warm.... Ugh!....



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B : Oatmeal, O.J. & Black Coffee


S :  Banana, Few Nuts & Pebble Chocolate Candy ()

Shopping online...Stumped for my brother & will have to shop locally for a couple small items I guess...... Heard a weather forecast revision for a low of -10 to -12 tonight with w.c. factor of -16.... Hubby is working outdoors for 10 hours a day, even with this cold snap.... Roads are closed in several main vein areas, due to severe wind..... We have a police scanner, so I hear a lot of things that happen.... Been keeping the fire going hot n heavy..... Tayt is the only child to watch today, so he has been lincoln loggin & legoing it...... The big brown truck is suppose to be bringing some Christmas gifts today.... May be some things in the mailbox too.... I'm getting excited... This next week and a half is going to go by so fast though...... I best be getting back to laundry & finish hanging ornaments on the tree... You thinks it's about time?

D : Oatmeal & 2 sl. Sourdough

S : Pink Grapefruit

S : Chicken Salad (like the ones all the times before)

D/S : Nothin'

Water ~ Not near enough for this time of day..... Gotta get to work on that NOW... It is like ice water coming out of the faucet....

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

mcwoo40 on 12/15/2008:
Hello me dear,It's bloomin freezin here too 0 degrees when i was going to work scraping the ice off the windscreen oh the joys of motoring!!!Just getting organised for christmas,and lots of appts to attend for school and for my health.Just come back from having an ecg,had to strip off to the waist how embarrassing glad it's over.Been having a good clearout to make room for the tree.I would take a pic but i cannot find my camera anywhere.Right, i will be back before christmas,don't spend too much money!!!Julie.

skinnyjeans on 12/15/2008:
Hey...cute snowmen today!! I enjoy reading your entries. :)

omahagrl on 12/15/2008:
How is this for cold. Saturday it was 59, Sunday 4 with windchills -25, Monday high 8 windchills -27. Bad thing it is not going to get any better and on top of that we have snow in the forecast every other day. BRRRRRRRR

I understand on the having someone see my actual weight. I would freak out. Heck at the shop I avoid even putting one foot on the scale when we put equipment on it.

I am going to get on the treadmill tonight. I did not do any walking this weekend but did get to use the yoga ball and so some stretching as my back and shoulders have been really tight. Not sure if I did something or if it is the cold setting in.

Well here is to a wonderful day and great week. I will have a nice hot cup of peppermint tea tonight...will you join me?

loveray on 12/16/2008:
did you buy the bocas @ sams/costco? i did too on sunday! they are extra large and only 100 cals. nothing could make me happier than a BIG boca burger...hee hee. hope you had a wonderful day. xoxo

biscottibody59 on 12/16/2008:
As for Christmas, I'm going with the flow this year!

Have a good day!

(BTW, you might do a search on soy intake and thyroid function.)

thinnside40 - Saturday Dec 13, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0

I've gotten up fairly early for a Saturday around here... Woke @ 6:00ish and couldn't get things off my mind. Thinking the quicker I get out of here, the less people in the stores (hopefully)..... I'm off to go shopping here in a bit... Both Christmas & regular style... Neighbor lady missed the butcher by a few minutes last night, so we will be going to get her 1/2 beef as well.... Probably not til later, cause my little Toyota can't handle everything....Entertaining the though of hubby taking her car to go get it... She offered....

Went to the family movie night @ Meg's school last night... KungFu Panda was alright... Wouldn't buy it....Wore fleece jammies & took popcorn for munch.... Came home to eat some LS TopRamen (bad choice I know- but that panda made noodles look so good) & a Chicken Sandwich....

Snow is more of a threat today than yesterday.... The White Pass ski lodge is prepping & excited..... Couple main roads between 2 towns were closed yesterday in the higher elevations, due to heavy snowfall..... Fog beset last night around here, but spotty @ best... Speaking of best.. I best get to eating oats & get out of here.... Have a good day!light20bar2.gif Christmas Boarder, Lights image by angeleyez2905

Menu & Activities

B: Oatmeal, O.J. & Coffee

S : Oregon Chai Tea (if I go to the espresso shop) &/or Banana

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

biscottibody59 on 12/13/2008:
That was supposed to be the sun sets earlier not later below.

loveray on 12/13/2008:
happy weekend love!! xo

grumpy on 12/14/2008:
Hope you have a wonderful week! I wanna see some snow too, but it's not looking promising in Atlanta. hehe

thinnside40 - Friday Dec 12, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0

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Woke this morning to it being so dark outside......Ol' man winter is coming with snow (or the weather man says so).....  Makes me in the mood for a cup of cocoa, Christmas music & wrapping gifts... Hiding under the covers isn't an option or it would win out....

The extent of exercise yesterday was finishing Meg's room, dancing,swaying,rocking the cranky baby a majority of the day & walking through Fred Meyers.... Fresh air is my medicine of  choice... Have been thinking that I may just have to walk  in the dark for at least 15 minutes each morning,evening or both.... I would utilize the school yard close to home to feel the safest........ 1-2 miles a day outside would be better than none..... Mentality wise anyway...

Last night I did not fix supper... Ben had music practice @ 7:30 and I was heavily involved in what I was doing... Decided to wait to go shopping til practice.... Stopped by McD's on our way home. I passed! Whew!.... Ate a few fries, but came home to fix a Chicken Sandwich, Few tortilla chips & small bowl of LF Cookies & Cream Ice Cream. My day of eating wound up being pretty good.... Way better than if I had given into that Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Super Fry & Drink. Had a yogurt @ 3:30 p.m. and was so hungry... Proud that I didn't give in... I have been waivering with that trying to justify "I don't do it very often" more often that not lately.. My stall of number decrease has been due to this and the lack of walking I'm sure........ BTW ~ Chinese food will be on Christmas Eve...... No take out or fast good for me before that...

Going to attempt putting a small Christmas tree in Meg's room today... Now that she has some room for one .  She just got off on the bus.. She's all excited for us to be able to watch Kung Fu Panda @ the school tonight.... Will feel strange going out in my p.j.'s with a pillow and snacks of choice on a Friday night.... Best be off to get breakfast & get to work....

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Menu & Activities

B : Oats, Flourless Toast, O.J., Black Coffee

S : Fit/Trim Yogurt , FF C.C., 3 Prunes 

It's snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. Not much, but is...... Been on the phone most of the morning... Hate it when it happens like that!.... Now, kid's lunchtime before their nap.... Lots to get done in those 2 hours.... Just had to say "it was snowing"... Yaya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D : PBH Sandwich & Few Nuts....

I'm going to be in huge trouble when hubby gets home..... I moved 2 media cabinets (left the movies in them), dresser & a hutch bottom... Got in over my head!.... Didn't have any choice but to hold on for dear life and pray I didn't drop anything..... My arms & legs will be bruised tomorrow.... Oops!...Think Positive... I have burned some major calories this afternoon.... hehehehehehehehe

S: Banana & Cran.Pom Juice w/ Peach Sparkling H2o

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

omahagrl on 12/12/2008:
Congrats on passing up the Mickie D's! I have lost 1 lb this week which I am happy about but hoping 1 more is gone since TOM has been here for a few days. I know it would have been wonderful to live by you and other DD friends to share the party I had last night as it would have been even more wonderful. Plans are to do some shopping the weekend. Have a great weekend

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2008:
yeah, it's cold and dark over here too. the past two days, prior to today, it was so dark at 4pm! because of the rain! terrible!

but its getting better...praying for no snow...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2008:
back to your duel personality comment. i hate when it happens to me. it kinda did tonight, but not full blown. i decided on 3/4 pint of ice cream. that's a lot.

it's like one moment you are doing great, then you actually get a bit too much time to yourself and back down the spiral you go. so crazy!

biscottibody59 on 12/13/2008:
Maybe this'll help you: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php

Go down to "Form A" on the page and plug in your town/city to get a table of sunrise/sunset. I plugged in Seattle--you mentioned it once--and on the 17th is when the sunset begins later.

Our sunset here isn't later than about 5:25 p.m. and I can't stand that. I think if I lived any farther north, I'd probably go nuts! (Maybe I AM nuts--it makes me feel better to know there's even a few minutes more daylight!)

Keep on keepin' on thinnie--you're making great choices, try not to let the scale thing get you down!

thinnside40 - Thursday Dec 11, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0

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I've been shopping online this morning... Bought a couple unique items...GENUINE FORD EMBLEM LOGO BUCKLE SEAT BELT SEATBELT NEW ~ Dad's Ford belt &  Gramma's Red Glass Jewlery Holder...Got other ideas for not so hard to find items to buy locally to fulfill my shopping list.... If they are in stock... ; o )

My morning was fairly quiet and enjoyable.... Tayt is home sick & the brothers were late, due to an appointment.... Ryder got accepted into the pre-school program for M-W-F... Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! He will be picked up @ noon and dropped back off @ 4:00... Beginning January 5th.... What a blessing!

Today is payday for hubby & I both.. Lord willing, shopping will be finished this weekend. Need to make a long list of household & grocery needs too... Please pray that I will make it in the stores... Last Sunday I almost left my cart in the aisle due to my nerves almost collapsing with the crowds and rude people... I lose all scrooples when I can't take my time and read labels, compare prices, etc.... Not getting out of the house during the week makes shopping "my time" to relax and take time....

Its now lunchtime for the boys...Laundry is swishing & tumbling... Meg's room is getting close to being finished.... Look to have it cleaned 100% by the time she gets home @ 3:45.... I have 3 hours!.... Best get....

Menu & Activities

B: Oats, 2 Tbs. G. Flax, W.G.E.M., O.J. & Coffee

S: 3 Prunes & 1~ 5.5 Oz L.S. V-8

D:Albacore Tuna & CA. Mixed Veggies 



Water = 80 oz. by 12:30 p.m. 

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

loveray on 12/11/2008:
happy holiday shopping season!!! what is WGEM?? xo

selina on 12/12/2008:
Sounds like you are having a great day! Lucky Meg she gets her room cleaned! I really dislike shopping, so it's a tough time of the year for me.... Have a great day!

skinnyjeans on 12/12/2008:
I just did some online shopping myself...it's fun. Glad you had a nice quiet morning! :) Have a wonderful Friday.

thinnside40 - Wednesday Dec 10, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 196.0



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Morning has been hectic already... Brothers showed up in their p.j's & unfed.... Got that taken care of then Tayt shows up the same way.... Got Meg fed & off to school.... Baby is now sleeping... Went to the basement & brought up the Christmas tree... Not sure when it will get decorated, but at least it's up..... Some presents arrived yesterday and need a place to rest for a few days after being wrapped.... Not sure when that will get done either.... Ugh! Only worries lie with the cat... This is our first time in 15 years to have in indoor cat with decorations up. He is a hair pretty thief we know for sure... He slaps them all over the house and even tries to get them out of Meg's hair sometimes... Also is a window sitter... I was blaming the kids for all the smears on the window that appeared to be "slobber"... Well, it was slobber, but the cat's! Straight line across my 6' wide front window..... His post is being moved today right in front of the window.... 

Was able to get in 3 miles last night & worked out a bit on the exercise ball. Have lost track of my weights... That is on my list to find today.. I did find my stretch band yesterday in Meg’s room... I love that thing...



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Menu & Activities

B : 1 c. MultiGrain Cheerios, 1/2 c. Skim Milk, 1 c. O.J. & Black Coffee

S :  Grapefruit

D : 1 c. Left-Over Beans & Rice....1 sl. Plain Bread.... 5 Chocolate Pebbles

S :  1/2 c. Blanched Almonds & 5 Cashews

S : Oatmeal

Water = 100 oz. by 4:00 p.m.

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

skinnyjeans on 12/10/2008:
Aw...thanks always for the sweet comments! :)

missy on 12/10/2008:
Oops, sometimes I drop my little one at daycare in his jammies. :) Not very often, and I feel bad about it, does that help??? :) He vomited again, so I'm home. Good job on the water. That is something I'm about to tackle. Ended up not have the extra soda after all last night, had water instead. I'm doing crock-pot for tonight, too, a lentil/brown rice stew I came across online. Yum! (I hope).

selina on 12/10/2008:
Thanks, Thin! Too much wine at the B-day party, will check on you later - tomorrow morning... Hugs!

biscottibody59 on 12/10/2008:
Good job on the walk--and all the activity you get in! Keep up the good work!

I don't know if you know who Jack LaLanne is, but he's still at it at 90 (I think--I gotta look up exactly how old he is). He's a much better role model for health/fitness/consistency than Oprah ever could be. She just disappoints on at least an annual basis!

selina on 12/11/2008:
Hi Thin! Good luck with the cat. He/she will climb your tree, that's a sure thing. You know when you are a cat person when you look the other way when they start climbing the tree and stealing your tree decorations and when you find it "cute" when you eventually find them under the sofa... You know you are a cat person when they wake you up at 4 in the morning massaging you while purring, and that doesn't make you mad - in fact, it makes you smile. I am a fool when it comes to cats...

skinnyjeans on 12/11/2008:
Have a great day today, Thinny!! :)

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