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thinnside40 - Tuesday Sep 09, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.0



Monday was a good day.... News (under P.M. snack update of yesterdays entry) for g'ma was not very uplifting, but not a surprise either and maybe something can be done... Just have to wait & see... Was able to walk 4 miles after supper.

Today is a normal day of preschool & kids.... Household duties always are calling.... Just keep busy & working at getting myself a �new low� one of these days soon..... YeeHaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Breakfast ~ Oatmeal w/ Peach, Little Brown Sugar & Splash of Skim Milk ~ S.F./F.F. Irish Cream Coffee (made @ home)

It is 10:30 and I just got done eating breakfast...Baby was fussy when I went to eat earlier...Got him to fed, changed & to sleep... Then I read the newspaper, drinking my cofee (spilled the first cup GRRRR). All of a sudden I realized my oats were still sitting on the table.... Have done a load of wash and getting ready to go to the preschool in about 30 minutes.....

Snack ~ Sweet & Spicy Iced Tea w/ Splenda (made @ home)

Dinner ~ Albacore Tuna with Minimal S.D., Pickle & Tomato...1 serv. Tortilla Chips, 2 Lindt Dark Chocolate Orange Thins (12 per serving) & Apple

Haven't done much after getting home....Fixed dinner for the boys, fed the baby, ate my dinner & sat in my recliner for about 30 minutes..I am sleepy.... Going to put a load of laundry in the wash, then clean & wash off the front porch while the boys sleep and the baby is in the playpen outside...... Plan is to walk as soon as everybody goes home... Hopefully I can 6 miles in before supper..... Just saw previews for B.L. and it starts next Tuesday.....Looking forward to watching some of it this season. More so than usual, cause this time "I" am doing something and not going to just watch them do all that hard work to show what they are made of.... I tell myself a lot of times that I am a real live B.L. for everyone who knows me. Not just seeing people on T.V. accomplish goals and wishing I "had it" to show for..... FINALLY!!!!!!!

Snack ~ Khashi Trail Mix Cookie before walking

Went for a 6 mile walk as soon as the boys were gone....Fed the cows for the neighbor....Ate a Pear & Apple that were so fresh I couldn't stand to not eat them...

Supper ~ Rump Roast (Cooked with Diced tomatoes, garlic & onion powders & a dash of worteshire), Rice & Green Beans

Snack/Dessert ~ WW Yogurt w/ Honey & Sprinkle of Granola...

Tis 8:00 p.m. and I am very tired......Between the emotional drain and hormonal drain...I'm just plain ol' tired and going to go turn the t.v. on in the bedroom and grab a magazine.....multi-tasking 8-) to fall asleep by.....

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.


Miles walked since February 1 = 762

September Miles Walked = 32


Progress as of today: 37 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

Jen40 on 09/09/2008:
Thinking of you and your g'ma today. You're right on the verge of a new lower number. I'm really excited about that!!!

grumpy on 09/09/2008:
sorry about grandma... :(

now weight in, will ya? hahaha cant wait.

selina on 09/09/2008:
the new number is so exciting!!! expectations are building up!

selina on 09/09/2008:
what's a herron???

Agent_Guber on 09/09/2008:
You are doing so amazing and you are so consistent!!

selina on 09/09/2008:
Got it!

grumpy on 09/09/2008:
you silly goose! hahahaha

loveray on 09/09/2008:
sounds like you are having a good day...cannot wait to hear the under 200 news. happy day! xoxo

omahagrl on 09/09/2008:
I plan on listening as I am so excited to hear you whoop it up. I found some sugar free maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal for hubby that was pretty low in carbs and gives him more of a breakfast choice. Have a great evening.

lafemme_loca on 09/09/2008:
:-) You make me glad that I am not a stay at home mom or a day care provider or ummm a wife... I am so happy to be single ;-) because ummmmm your day just makes me tired too ! Ha ha! Have a great night. (-:

lafemme_loca on 09/10/2008:
Oooh to comment on your stevia comment... I found stevia really gross in coffee. It is decent in tea... and perfectly fine in yogurt or cereal. I really prefer zsweet, another zero cal natural sweetener, for coffee and tea...

anewhb on 09/10/2008:
Looks like a good food / Exercise day for you! YAY!

thinnside40 - Monday Sep 08, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.0


Sunday ended better than it began.... Went to church.... Came home to eat a bite, then set out to go see Grandma.... We walked like last Sunday on the Greenway, but not as far...4 miles total..... She wasn't doing well at all.. Didn't get dressed til 4:00 p.m., which is totally unlike her, plus she is experiencing numbness in other areas than in the beginning.... Her appointment is @ 2:30 this afternoon just to talk with the Dr.... He has test results... Stroke is #1 guess on my part.... Lord help us all if he does tell her she has had one.... She is so stubborn and to possibly not be able to live on her own ever again is going to be the most devastating news she has heard in a long time..... They (g'ma & aunt) were pitying my family for me �MAKING� them walk (2 miles with a 2.5 hour break in between, then back to the car 2 miles again)..Told them that they feel sorry for all of them, but not for me... I was told with a half grin/half chuckle that �you do it by choice, so of course we ain't gunna feel sorry for you�... GRRRR... Meg rode her bike, but Ben walked this time.... That was hard to sit and not lose it, but I choked back the tears and bit my cheek, unlike yesterday morning.... I told them that I DON'T MAKE my family to do anything like that... I may encourage them, cause it is good exercise mentally as well as physically....... But, they wanted to do it, cause it is refreshing and pleasant to see the scenery.. Plus it is much better on the paved path than on the gravel road... Oh well! At least I know that I don't push them to do it and that is what matters right? *BIG SIGH* Healthy benefits outweigh the negative comments.....

Today will be a good day.... Plan is to walk this evening after the boys are gone... Stop by the neighbors to grain feed the cows.... Need to go to the bank this morning..... Washing laundry has already started and shall continue all day... Got behind in all the bizziness this last week.... Tayt needs a haircut that should of happened last Friday, but I ran out of time..... Just keep myself busy and occupied is the goal..... I will take a break when the boys nap... Drink a cup of tea or cider and read a magazine......

YEP YEP YEP.... Can ya believe it???? I'm FINALLY to a round number and teetering on a MAJOR accomplishment for the first time in 10 years... Hoping that accomplishment comes by the end of this weekend.... YIPEE!!!!!!!!


Breakfast ~ 8:00 a.m. ~ Banana....9:15 a.m. ~ Oatmeal w/ Peach, Little Brown Sugar & Splash of Skim Milk ~ S.F./F.F. Irish Cream Coffee (made @ home)

Snack ~ Pear

Went to the bank and to the pre-school.....Stopped by Starbuck's and bought me a Venti Shaken Iced Tea.... I asked about "sweetner" and she said, yes that was how it was... "lightly sweetened"...Upon googling it, looks like it is with "sweetner" alright.... Sugar!... The nutritional facts say "130 calories".... Next time I will make sure to stipulate "no sugar"...... It was (is) good anyways and I shall finish it off! I love Tazo Teas....Little spice to tingle the tastebuds and get the "feel good's" goin' on.... Off to fix the boy's lunch and figure out mine.... Add another load of wash in and fold what is dry......Wash dishes, then sit and eat...

Dinner ~ Salmon Patty, 1/2 Tortilla Bread & Mustard...WW Yogurt w/ Honey & Sprinkle of Granola

Snack ~ Khashi Trail Mix Bar

Boys have gone home....Thinking about heading out for a walk...Ben is "BEGGING" to go look at guitars at the music store....Hubby took him 2 days ago and now he has "guitar fever"...He has NO MONEY to buy one, so no reason to go right?????!!!!....Well Yes there is...To just play it so he could "show me" how good it sounds....Oh to be a teenager again!.... Anyways, the news on g'ma is 90% blockage on one side of the neck artery and 60% blockage on the other side....She already knew about a blockage in her leg artery from a few months back.... Figured she did have a stroke.. She can't be treated by normal methods, cause of the dyes used and she has kidney problems... No blood thinners, cause she nearly bled to death last year from them.... Dr. is sending her to a specialist that may use another dye form that her system could tolerate...Still in a limbo and he told her he preferred her to not go home to her house....

Supper ~ Scrambled Egg Sandwich (Scrambled Eggs, Little bit of Ham, Grate of Cheese & 2 sl. Bread) 1/2 S.F. Mochaccino Pudding Cup (mmmmmmm ~ shared w/hub before our walk)

Snack/Dessert ~ 1/2 Gala Apple while walking (shared this too)

Walked to the neighbors with Hubby & Meg to feed cows...They seperated from me to do that, then I continued to walk and get a few apples for the neighbor...She had never tasted a Gala...Had called earlier this evening asking if I was to walk to grab her a few to try..... I walked 4 miles....Going to have to adjust my walking time in the evenings if I want to get in 6 miles, cause it sure is getting dark earlier these days..... Just last week, I was leaving @ 6:30 and getting home @ 8:00ish. It was just getting dark..Tonight is was that way @ 7:36 before even hitting the last 1.5 miles to go....... BooHoo!!!!!

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.



Miles walked since February 1 = 758

September Miles Walked = 28


Progress as of today: 37 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

leeumom on 09/08/2008:
Great job! Hope all turns out for grandma. How old is she? When you said numbness, I thought of diabetes. At least thats what I hear from other people. I'll keep you all in my prayers. Have a blessed day. Shirlee

leeumom on 09/08/2008:
Oh, I forgot. You asked about how many stores we own. We don't. We both work for the same company. There are 4 of them here in St. Louis.

grumpy on 09/08/2008:
You handle things really well. I hope your grandma is accepting of whatever situation she needs to deal with. It takes time, but she will adapt. Yay, cant wait to your next weight in!

LaFemme_Loca on 09/08/2008:
Amen ! Yes, it is true that healthy lifestyle is worth much more than what other people think. You are doing great ! I am so proud of your number too... You are sooooo close to Onederland! That is soooo amazing. I hope you have a very blessed day. I am sorry to hear about the potential stroke for your grandma. Take care ! :-)

selina on 09/08/2008:
Hi Thin! I hope your Grandma is feeling better... keep walking/exercising and eating heathily and you'll have the last word. Go girl!

loveray on 09/08/2008:
so sorry to hear the news about grandma...my thoughts and prayers are with you. i love the icons of healthy food up there...especially the dark chocolate!! ;)

Maria7 on 09/08/2008:
Hope you're having a good day! Hope your Grandma is feeling better, too.

Question: What do you look up in ebay to find out how much something has sold for before?

WI3 on 09/08/2008:
CONGRATULATIONS on the milestone!!! WOW that is fantastic!! Soon you will be in onederland! Fabulous!! YAY!

All my best to your grandmother.

anewhb on 09/08/2008:
Hey - good day - wondering about g'mother......any word?

omahagrl on 09/08/2008:
I hope all goes well with you g'ma. You are very lucky to have such a special relationship. My grandma had 45 grandchildren so it was very hard to be close like you are with yours but she was still very close to my heart. Hope you have a wonderful week and that your next entry starts with the number 1! (((HUGS))))

lafemme_loca on 09/08/2008:
:-) A tip on the starbucks tea.. you can ask for the non-sweetened tea and then ask if they could instead sweeten it with sf vanilla syrup (or sf cinnamon dulce) for free. They normally do it fine. :-) My prayers are still with your grandma and with your family.

anewhb on 09/08/2008:
Sorry didn't see info about g'mother.... :( wish the news was better - hoping the next specialist has better treatment ideas.

yaz on 09/09/2008:
CONGRATULATIONS on the incredible progress you've made. God Bless you with all that strength you've got inside! You're where I want to be... thank you for your kind words. The measurement of that power is unknown to (wo)man!!

thinnside40 - Sunday Sep 07, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.0


Saturday was a good day.. Very busy, but that was perfectly fine.... I left home @1:45 p.m. and got back @ 9:15 p.m..... Got in 5-6 miles of walking and plenty of other exercise activities.....

Need to get in the shower and eat breakfast, as Sunday School resumes today... That means being @ church @ 8:30 a.m. for an hour of music practice before classes begin.... Looks like another beautiful low 80's day.... May go visit grandma @ Aunt's house & sis-in law in the hospital sometime this afternoon... Have to put all the gown, face mask, etc on before going into the hospital room, cause her infection is highly contagious..... I hate not visiting her, cause it makes her feel �dirty� when people stay away, but she can't help it and sure doesn't ask to be sick... Just pray the Lord will protect me..... Would like to walk as a family today and may try to go to the Greenway again like last Sunday....


Breakfast ~ Banana, Oatmeal w/ Peach, Little Brown Sugar & Splash of Skim Milk ~ S.F./F.F. Irish Cream Coffee (made @ home)

So it is 9:30 a.m. and I am home...... Was practicing (trying to) the music with the other pianist & guitars without any luck really... They all read by chord and I read by note...And neither of us know how to really do the other...Today's music was mostly chords only.... I felt isolated and stupid sitting there not playing and trying my best to catch on.... Different music leaders choose different methods of music, so sometimes I can do ALL of the music, but other times, I can't do anything.... Therefore; needless to say with "the monthly dread" coming today, my grandma's condition, my SIL condition, the other situation with hubby & unsaid person's name, doing all that I did yesterday, etc, etc being on my mind... I lost it!....As I sit here, I am still crying cause I'm mad that I can't stop crying.... STUPID HORMONES!!!!! Of course, you know if I go back to attend church @ 11:00..20 questions are going to arise.... I want to just walk walk walk walk walk walk and walk some more, but shall try to at least compose myself and see within the next hour if I think I can make it...........Coming home to read & re-read DD and be encouraged by just reading & reminding myself of successes of myself and others is great medicine for the weary spirit.... Church is too and I shall go with my pocket tissue pack in tow, just in case..Forgetting about my earlier frustration and tell thos who ask to just let it be...STUPID HORMONES!!!! I will be sitting without my family, cause hubby is teaching the children, Meg with her class & Ben with his Youth Group.....I will sing the songs and be happy & thankful for the blessings I have been provided....

Snack ~ Banana

Made it!.... I did play the piano for communion (cause I get to pick the music I know how to play)... Had a couple tears fall when someone asked me how things were going while I was doing dishes after service... UGH!.... So with the back turned to the rest of the poeple & hands in the sink.... I saved face and the person asking was WONDERFUL & understanding. She has 7 kids, is in her 40's and a TOTALLY genuine unconditionally loving person anytime I have spoken with her... : o ) Talked with SIL before I went back to church and she gets to go home today of all things...Infection is still there, but starting to respond FINALLY to the antibiotics. Not much they can do beyond what they already are in the hospital... More comfortable at home I guess in her regular surroundings..

Dinner ~ 1/2 Sandwich (Lite Wheat Bread, Turkey Breast Slices, 1/2 slice cheese) & 4 Sour Cream/Onion Lay's Chips

Snack ~ 100 Cal. Pack of South Beach Dark Chocolate Covered Soynuts

Supper ~ Salad (2 Chicken Breast Tender Strips, Lettuce, Tomato, Chickpeas, Kidney Beans, Grate of Cheese, Olives & Lite Ranch Dressing)

Snack/Dessert ~ Few Cashews & 3 CACAO RESERVE Ultra-Thin Orange Chocolate Squares (12 is a serving)

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.




Progress as of today: 37 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 09/07/2008:
Not to totally scare you or anything, just a little heads-up, but MRSA (if she's actually been diagnosed with it) is a VERY BIG DEAL. Given that you're taking care of someone else's little kids, I don't think I'd risk it.

But don't take my word for it, read this:


Bottom line, it's believed to be responsible for way more deaths than AIDs is, in the US and worldwide.

biscottibody59 on 09/07/2008:
Saw your note:-)

Sounds good--y'know we all could be there where she is--kinda gives me chills to think about it. You're a good soul thinnie!

BTW, I know you have let her know, but it's not her/her system's fault. It's just where we're at--the pharmaceutical companies can no longer keep up with these "superbugs." (That's what "they" say.)

ps I won't promise, but I HOPE to make an entry today.

grumpy on 09/07/2008:
You're at 200! How awesome, but how annoying that the scale didn't show 199,99999! Hahahaha. Just kidding. I am sooo thrilled and i am going to start working on my little naked dance routine because i know at your next weight in you'll be below 200 and almost at half goal! YES ! Have a great sunday.

grumpy on 09/07/2008:
yes, i am sorry. hope things get better. i was trying to focus on the positive but didnt overlook what you're going through. you're in my thoughts today sweetie.

grumpy on 09/07/2008:
Yes, we all have our highs and lows, but we definitely help brighten up each other's day. xoxo

Maria7 on 09/07/2008:
Ut-oh! Ut-oh! Look at you! Look at you!!! Onederland here you come!!!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!!!

That's the prettiest photo of pears I've ever seen! Just beautiful!!!

I hope your day has gotten better....also prayed and asked the Lord to heal your loved ones. You are under a LOT of stress right now, so just try to be easy on yourself. Just take it easy...I prayed for you, too.

Maria7 on 09/07/2008:
Hope your day has gotten much better!!! Smile!

loveray on 09/07/2008:
200!!!! omg, almost there! love you.

anewhb on 09/07/2008:
200.0 - wow! Hang in there. You have so much going on right now. Bless your heart! Sounds encouraging about SIL responding to medicine. Hoping for good report for G'mother. Life - ah, the highs, the lows, wow!

Jen40 on 09/08/2008:
First of all *huge huge tender hugs* You are going through so much, if you need to cry you just go ahead and let it out. I teared up just reading all you've got on your mind, what you've shared with us here, and I know that's got to be just the tip of that iceberg. I hope today is brighter for you, or at least in the next few days, it looks like there will be some sunshine mixed in with your SIL going home and the monthly thing will back off soon, right?

My oldest son had MRSA, as did his 19 y.o. cousin, just a month ago. The two of them had slept over together on the floor at a friend's house and both came home with what appeared to be bug bites down their forearms. Kyle's got better slowly but J. his cousin's just got worse and worse, so my SIL took him to the doctor and he was diagnosed with MRSA and I then took Kyle into immediate care and he was treated for it too! We still don't know what bugs are in that friend's house~ they said it appeared clean and the carpeting was brand new, so we have no clue still what caused it. But no more sleep overs! I'll keep you close in thoughts and prayer today and will be watching you for updates.

selina on 09/08/2008:
Oh, I'm so sorry those hormones and everything else is making you feel vulnerable and weepy... I'm glad go got to play your music for communion and that cheered you up. CONGRATULATIONS on the 200!!! You deserve and you will be in the one hundreds in no time. It's just a matter of time! Hugs to you. And I also wanted to know that you are an inspiration to my own journey! Have a great day!

selina on 09/08/2008:
Did you take that photo, yourself? Beautiful!

thinnside40 - Saturday Sep 06, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.5

Friday was a good day.... Didn't get to walk, but for shopping in the WalMart Super Center..... Visited family and got home after midnight...

Today is a beautiful day... I will do my custodial job sometime, plus plan to mow the neighbor ladies yard after 1:30 with Ben....... Lots on my mind an heart right now.. Grandma appears to of had a stroke, but will know for sure Monday @ 2:30....My sis-in-law has been confirmed to have mersa (sp?) and the infection is not responding to antibiotics...My brother has voiced his concern of her possibly having to have her legs amputated one of these days, due to the uncontrollable diabetes (blood sugars running 300's-600's, even with insulin @ times) & only having 1/3 of her pancreas to function...She has had health issues for the last 16 years.... Something else has arisen as well with hubby (not me for a change, but with a unsaid named person), by asking a simple question that was taken as a gripe... I have now been being told about it (hint hint I guess).....I will let it be and NOT become involved for a change... He can deal with HER for a change!!!! Needless to say he is dumbfounded by the conclusion that was drawn... WELCOME TO MY WORLD!!!

Keeping in mind today the utmost importance of praying for the safety of those in the hurricanes' path........Just when you think that your toubles are bad or worse than anybody elses, to step back an realize you aren't really that bad off makes one thankful for what they have....Hang onto those things that are most important to life while you have them...Life, Love, Family & Friends are priceless!!! Keep Healthy to have it longer too!!!


Breakfast ~ Banana, Oatmeal w/ Peach, Little Brown Sugar & Splash of Skim Milk ~ S.F./F.F. Irish Cream Coffee (made @ home)

Snack ~ Nothin'~ Ate Banana @ 8 :30 a.m. & Breakfast @ 10:45 a.m.

I want to walk til I just feel I can't take another step so I don't have to really think about anything. But facing the real world is necessary to make me a stronger person & better family member, friend and neighbor....Will go get a couple bags of pears & apples that are just laying on the ground in the orchards whenever we walk...Hubby & kids will be able to help after we mow and enjoy this beautiful pre-fall 82 degree day.....Load has went to the dump and we are blessed to be able to do the things we need to get done, plus things we like to do....

Dinner ~ WW Yogurt w/ Honey and 2 TBS. Acai Granola...Pear

Mowed the neighbor's lawn and tended to a couple other things for her... Left my car there so we could walk and grab some fruit up the road..Picked up 2 bagsful of Bartlett Pears that will be ripe in a few days....Walked 2 miles with the hubby & kids..... Decided to leave my car there still and walk to the church another 2.5 miles to do my custodial job for 4.25 hours..... Called hubby to come & get me, which I wanted to walk back to my car, but it was sooooooo dark and I was hungry for supper @ 9:15 p.m....A late supper, but I am at the point I don't care how late it is..I'm HUNGRY!!!....I will say I walked 5-6 miles today, cause most of the cleaning I do is walking from room to room & vacuuming... Washing the windows also gave me a great work-out...Somebody decided to "kiss or face plant" every window in the place for some reason..I may catch them doing it again tomorrow & hand them the window wash & roll of paper towels : O )

Snack ~ Gala Apple straight off the tree while walking & Apricot No Sugar Added Fruit Leather Strip while cleaning.

Supper ~ Xtra Lean Pork Lean Steak, Brown Rice & Sweet Peas (hubby is so good to me..He fixed as I cleaned so late)

Snack/Dessert ~

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.




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

anewhb on 09/06/2008:
Hoping your burdens are lifted today. Sorry to hear about g'mother. Mine was my best friend. She's been gone about 14 years now. Good move - staying out of husband's conflict. I have a hard time with stuff like that myself! But it is best.....

grumpy on 09/06/2008:
Sorry to hear, dear. Thanks for your comment, hope you have a good peaceful rest of the weekend. xo.

loveray on 09/06/2008:
i hope you are well- love to you!

selina on 09/06/2008:
Hi Thin! I am amazed with all the walking exercise and work you do! BTW, do you freeze the apples and pears? I made lots of apple sauce yesterday and will freeze the leftovers for Daughter in small portions so she can eat it throughout the year. I like cooking the apples with red hots but can't find them here. ..

thinnside40 - Friday Sep 05, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.5


Thursday was a good day.... Got to walk my 6 miles.... Wound up eating that burger I mentioned yesterday after all.... In the evening right after the boys left, most of the town was without power... There were only a couple pockets that had any (different power substation).... Hubby's work area was one of those places, so he stopped by to get us supper on his way home.... Not knowing how long the power was going to be out, we opted to keep fridge/freezer doors closed... Power was restored after about 1.5 hours..... Checked the newspaper this morning to see if there were any articles, as to why... There wasn't... As usual! I may have to go re-read it to find if there was a fine print article I missed...

Today is a day to get many things accomplished and I am ready for the weekend....... Weather has been so beautiful all week and hope the weekend holds the same.....


Breakfast ~ Banana, WW Yogurt w/ Honey & a sprinkle of Granola ~ S.F./F.F. Irish Cream Coffee (made @ home)

Just heard a weather report for today..... Wind Gusts to 30mph are suppose to start sometime late this morning..... : O ( There goes my high hopes of another beautiful day.....I shall be so THANKFUL that I am not bracing for a hurricane, like some though.... Pray for their safety!!!!

Snack ~ Gala Apple

Went to the neighbor ladies house to feed her cow after picking Ryder up @ pre-school.....Came home to fix lunch & do a couple loads of laundry... Cleaning the bathroom as time allows..... Found out my sis-in-law is in the hospital with possible absesses of the legs...She has been experiencing horrible swelling of the legs to the point of skin breakage & blood sugars ranging from the 300-600 range and cannot get it regulated with insulin......Waiting on test results to conclude what to do for her, plus waiting for tests to be concluded on my grandma to see if she has had a stroke this last week.....An Aunt is in town from Tulsa, so this weekend shall be busy with visiting and reminiscing..... Hope to get to go visit this evening...If we do, then maybe another walk on the Greenway can happen with the kids & hubby.....Weather & daylight dependant....

Dinner ~ Khashi Trail Mix Cookie & Pear...Another S.F/F.F. Irish Cream Coffee

Snack ~ Khashi Honey Flax Bar

Supper ~ Bowl of Raisin Bran w/ Skim Milk & a bite of Ham.... I intended on eating a bowl of Healthy Reqeust Clam Chowder...Could taste the richness and just looking forward to eating it all afternoon, cause I hadn't really eaten much the rest of the day... Warmed it up and sat to eat it...1st bite made me gag and I had to spit it out.... The grossest tasting stuff I have had in a VERY LONG time..Threw me back to a time about 9 years ago I ordered a sub sandwich @ a Blimpies and thought I could taste the goodness before even taking a bite....Gag Gag Gag!!!!!!!!

Went to my Aunt's house to visit grandma & other Aunt that will be staying 2 weeks.....

Snack/Dessert ~ Honeydew Slices

Went shopping at WalMart and that was the extent of walking for this day..... Got home @ 12:30 a.m...... Glad that is over with! Now off to bed...

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.




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

anewhb on 09/05/2008:
You said yesterday you were having trouble keeping chin up - so maybe it's good you ate the burger - got it out of your system and can move on - GOOD WALK, too. As for the peppermint patties - YIKES, I hope I don't see those. My duaghter and I both love Junior Mints. A movie favorite. We have gotten a littel rain here today. We SO nneed it. Overcast and dry again now though. I wish I had a good cup of joe right now!

jon'smom on 09/05/2008:
Wow, six miles. You are awesome!!

lafemme_loca on 09/05/2008:
You made me laugh so hard about the 5.5 miles into your walk... ;-) The place I like to walk (when I can get over there) has outhouses along the way... I so don't like using them... especially when you are hot and sweaty. :D I am glad that you were able to have power after an hour and a half. Take care of yourself ! *hugs*

selina on 09/06/2008:
Hi thin! Sounds like you have been busy but also able to stay in your regimen of healthy eating and exercising! I think you'd love to go on walks with me her in Switzerland. Plenty of water on the way, indeed. Hugs, have a great weekend. Sorry to hear about your SIL and Grandma...

Jen40 on 09/06/2008:
We've been getting high wind gusts here too, but only a little rain. Hubby tells me this is the remnants of Hurricane Gustav. You got in a great walk!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/06/2008:
thank you sooo much for all of your kind words the past couple days.

i see you are subsisting on bars today! Interesting...maybe a lot of sugar? What I've noticed lately is adding healthful fats into my meal make me much more satisfied. I've been getting back into eating avocado. (1/4 piece at a time)

cybermom4 on 09/06/2008:
OH boy, I was on a roll this morning - 'zenias' and 10000000000 steps -- I was really laughing - gotta love DD and Thininside40!!! :) have a super day!!!

thinnside40 - Thursday Sep 04, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.5


Wednesday was a good day......Made it through the Bible Study fairly well.... There were 11 ladies... As an ice breaker, the leader had 9 kinds of chips/crackers and you were suppose to taste each one and write down what flavor you thought it was.... I tasted only 2 out of the 9 and got 6 right & 2 half-right.... I have been serving snacks way too long to know food flavor by looks!!!!...

Having difficulties today keeping my morale up... I ate a ham sandwich last night in the hurry of things (boys were here til 6:00p.m.) and then came home to eat a bowl of cereal.. I hadn't eaten snacks per say yesterday and was so looking forward to a nice supper (not a ham sandwich on the run)... Things were such yesterday afternoon that I didn't get time to fix myself anything different and hubby got home @ 6:05 to shower, eat, then to the door we were to head out @ 6:30.... I have woken up with puffy fingers, feet & bags under they eyes.... So here we go!!!!!... I am off to a 13 hour cereal sale @ the grocery store... Cannot resist the $1.79/box (even Nature's Path), Milk $1.99/gal., Bananas @ .39/lb.... I will have the baby & Tayt with me...


Breakfast ~ Oatmeal w/ Nectarine,Splash Skim Milk, 1 sl. Toast w/ Lite Jam ~ Coffee

Went to the grocery store and bought mostly Nature's Path Cereals ( 2 Acai w/ Apple, 2 Pomegranate w/ Cherry, 2 Flax/Pumpkin & 1 Peanut Butter..I would of bought 2 boxes of PB, but never had tried it before like the others) , then a few boxes of regular cereal for the kids AND bought some yogurt (YEA) to tie me over til WalMart shopping day (much cheaper there)..Was interesting having the baby with me.... Has been at least 4 years since I have shopped with one so little.....He is a good boy!!! Fought the ALMOST overwhelming urge to go get a burger meal @ D.Q. and just say "what the heck" for a few days... Why????? Don't know!...I just kept telling myself after my Dr. appointment on the 22nd, then I will get a Junior Burger Meal to satisfy the craving..... I WILL MAKE IT TIL THEN!!!!

Snack ~ Khashi Trail Mix Cookie & Glass of Home-Pressed Apple Cider

Got the groceries out of the car while baby is sleeping and boys are eating lunch... I had to eat a snack, cause I was getting a H/A and shaky feeling....Tried no snacks yesterday and I don't think I will continue to do so, as I need something for blood sugar levels....Having a H/A isn't worth it!

Dinner ~ Salad (Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Sweet Peas, a little Grated Italian Cheeses, Chicken Breast Strip & Lite Ranch Dressing).....Maybe a little more cider.. MMMMMMMMMM Delishious and full of so much roughage/fiber!

Snack ~ WW Yogurt w/ Honey & few Carrot Sticks

Supper ~ Xtra Lean Pork Sirloin Steak & Stir-Fry Veggies w/ Brown Rice

Snack/Dessert ~

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.




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

liza36 on 09/04/2008:
I often have to eat on the run and crave a nice home cooked supper, so I can relate. I hope that doesn't happen to you too often. Your ice breaker sounds fun. I'll have to remember that one.

anewhb on 09/04/2008:
Eating on the run can be so "dangerous" for me. I have learned a few ways to deal with it, but even so they don't always work or I'm not always abale to employ those methods. At least you recognized what is going on in your head about it!! That's a big deal. One thing about a meal not being what we aniticpated or as good as we wanted or what we wanted or with whom we wanted - in just a a few hours there is another one coming up. Hope the next or ...or the next one...or the next one is extra good and healthy and satisfying.

It was nice that the study group went well. It's good to gather together and talk about what's important. I hope you will find it a good group to participate in. My big 10 week session (called Alpha) at church will begin again next Thursday night and I am so looking forward to it. We never know who we will get as it is open to the public and very well promoted. Everyone is encouraged to bring friends. I have had such memorable experiences, you just never know who will show up and what they will add to the discussions. I was a group assistant last time and will be a group leader this session. Please PRAY about it a little for me, if you can! The table leader job in these groups is more facilitator than teacher so that's not so bad!

grumpy on 09/04/2008:
yes, well, i am going to eat sushi tonight with 2 girl friends. that should be nice. leaving town will be great too, even though he's coming with me. haha. i think most my issues now are myself and my diet and not so much him. he just adds up at times, unless he's making me really happy like he did last weekend. xo

omahagrl on 09/04/2008:
WOW that is a great sale on the cereals. I should watch for more sales but I am so bad at it. I have started grocery shopping at walmart as they are so much cheaper..I just wish they treated their employees better. Have a great day!

grumpy on 09/04/2008:
I know and i totally agree with you there! It's a healthy thing to do. Okay, let me go and make myself look pretty for dinner with the girlies. check back in later. xo

Maria7 on 09/04/2008:
This is the CUTEST ENTRY you have ever made! I especially like the fish, the rooster, actually all of it!!!

Don't feel bad about the ham s/w yesterday, I ate almost a whole BIG BAG of bbq potato chips...the ones that are mostly FAT!!!! (I'd bought them for Hubby who likes them and I ate them...finished the little that was left over tonite.)

We all get a little off track sometimes. You have been doing real fantastic!

Glad you enjoyed your Bible study! Hope you are having a nice evening.

LaFemme_Loca on 09/04/2008:
Thanks for the laugh over the snack taste test. Have a good night.

SELINA on 09/05/2008:
I agree about the H/A! Have a great day!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Sep 03, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.5


Tuesday was a good day.... I keep thinking that it is Tuesday today..... Monday holiday's throw me way off!...Walked my 6 miles after supper and came home to watch �America's Most Talented�... I fell asleep!

Today I need to do laundry when I can.... Do a few dishes and try to Gazelle when the boys nap.... There is a new Bible Study starting up Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:00 and they have something for Meg's age too, so I will be facing another fear of mine and sitting in a fairly small room full of people... All loving ladies, but I am not a �group� participator usually... Hubby will have men's group and Ben his Youth Group, so I really have no excuses to not go.... I have been walking @ 6:30, so this time frame is �out" for Wednesdays.... I need to find a double stroller to walk in the morning. Now, I must hurry up and get dressed, before someone comes... The covers had tight hold on me this morning again and I see they are doing the same to Meg........

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Breakfast ~ Oatmeal w/a Peach & Splash of Skim Milk...Banana ~ Coffee

Snack ~ Photobucket or Photobucket

Getting home from picking the boy up @ pre-school....Fixing lunch and eating a piece of bread with lite jam...I am hungry and will utilize this as part of my dinner @ 1:00 p.m.....Took out a huge picnic shoulder from the freezer to cook all afternoon for supper & lunches...Found 3 gallons of pressed cider from last Novemeber and took one out for us to warm up with a cinnamon stick and drink these chilly evenings......One of the boys is not in a very good mood and very tired, so a nap will be in order after lunch... I will pull out the Gazelle and go for a couple/few miles after I eat, if the baby cooperates........

Dinner ~ Left-Over Strogonaff (Veggie Noodles, Xtra Lean Hamburger, Xtra L.S. Cream of Mushroom Soup, AuJus, Lite Sour Cream & Green Beans)...1 sl. Bread w. lite jam (ate @ noon) & Canteloupe

Snack ~ Photobucket or Photobucket..Had a few Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes

The 2 boys have just now left and it is 6:00 p.m .... Supper is almost ready for family, but I haven't had a chance to fix myself anything... I don't want to eat the sodium laiden ham too much.....I feel I must clarify myself a bit about the "Bible Study Group Fear" I mentioned this morning. I want to go to the group. It is just that I am not a person who likes to sit in a small room with 12-15 people sitting and staring at each other around a big table as someone else speaks... All I see is a bunch of eyes in a small space and feel they are "zoned" on me for some reason and usually the largest person in attendance to boot.........I am one who is usually up and about doing things, not sitting still, other than for a Sunday morning service in a MUCH BIGGER space and after I have played the piano...I am planning on taking a cup of tea to sip, my Bible and a notebook to try to keep myself from worrying about "eyes".....

Supper ~ ?

Snack/Dessert ~ ?

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.

Miles walked since February 1 = 742

September Miles Walked = 12

Body % of downsize = 15.4%


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

grumpy on 09/03/2008:
I need to jump on the rebounder! I will tonight with some fun music on! And 150s sound sooo amazing. But all in its time. ehhehe. love ya.

glycrina on 09/03/2008:
I am not a "joiner" either but staying busy is always good. If you don't like it, though, don't go. Life is too short to skip much needed walks!!

liza36 on 09/03/2008:
Holidays always throw me off too. I can't believe it's Wednesday already.

I just got my gazelle out this past weekend. It was in the closet while I had company in my guest room last month. It's now back out, and I should be putting it to good use. You've just inspired me to get back on.

Have a good day.

leeumom on 09/03/2008:
Hey, hey, hey---- close to that below 200 marker!!!!!!! I've been watching! I'm really surprised at your not liking groups. You strike me as the type who would be the first out to share with one another. At least you are here. I do like groups. Guess I over came it while in my 40's. There time for you yet! Have a great day. You always inspire me with all your endurance on dd and the walking that you do. No pain, no gain, I have to keep reminding myself. Have a great day. Shirlee

LaFemme_Loca on 09/03/2008:
Ahhh the beauty of being an introvert ! :-) I swear we are kindred spirits ! :-) I pray that you can get all the things you need to do done. At lunch today, I was telling Nandini about that I am going to donate the cr. of mush soup for our "Lose for Good" campaign... coz the only thing I bought it for was Stroganoff. Yummy ! I hope you enjoyed it ! :-) *hugs* Have a blessed day !

Maria7 on 09/03/2008:
Very interesting entry...hope you enjoy your ladies' Bible class...

I like your little snack gifs...very cute!

Hope you are having a nice afternoon!

Maria7 on 09/03/2008:
Hope all goes well with the Bible study...good plan...taking your tea, Bible, notebook...You're a very organized, efficient person and bet you get some good notes taken.

Headache has eased off a little...I was trying to be 'perfect' in getting everything prepared re: the hurricane...and trying to get it all done real quickly...cause tomorrow morning, Sister and I will have Mom and be taking her out for her weekly outing and then tomorrow afternoon, I have errands to run...and then Friday, Friday nite, and Saturday is hurricane...I felt stressed today cause I was having a time trying to get everything ready and trying not to take much stuff with us to our room Friday and at the same time not wanting to leave behind certain things, either. So I finally made a decision...(unless I change my mind)...to take more than I wanted to with us Friday...just leave most of it locked in my vehicle parked outside in the parking lot... It doesn't make much sense but I just don't want to leave certain stuff here....I've always had a problem with packing...the first time my Hubby and I went on a vacation (9 days), I took 9 suitcases/trunks of stuff with us...I'd never been on a vacation and didn't know what to take, so I took everything...(looks like I'm writing a book to you)...well, I've got that down to one suitcase for him and one suitcase for me now when we travel...pretty good, huh?...so, I felt like I should do the same with this hurricane evacuation...take one large container of food/paper items and one of important documents, etc...not working out...looks like we're going to be taking 7 containers (includes suitcases)...cause I have a suitcase full of photos, one of very important tapes, one of my Daughter's baby and school stuff, one of very old letters, and one of my childhood stuff. Any suggestions?

selina on 09/04/2008:
Sounds like you have everything in control! I'm surprised to hear you are an introvert - you don't come across as being so in your journals... but, introverts tend to be good at writting and such, so I guess it's not so surprising after all... I like being a sort of an introvert myself! I know that my being extrovert and friendly, as I am often accused of, is definetely a learned and well rehearsed behaviour, not a natural one. Enjoy your bible study, sounds like you've got a good plan there.

Now, I have to Goggle that Gazelle thing that is really intriguing me since you've been writing about it..

Have a great day!!!

anewhb on 09/04/2008:
I am a group person. All I can offer is that whatever you are feeling - others are probably feeling, too. I think alot of people are nervous speaking up in a group, but the truth is that whenever anyone says something - there is probably someone else thinking the same thing, or they are glad to hear another idea or they are just glad someone spoke up. Hope you enjoyed it despite nerves. If you want to participate in discussion more, try making little comments, or agreeing with what was said and adding a little more usually every group could use more good listeners! LOL - so that's OK, too.

thinnside40 - Tuesday Sep 02, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.5


Monday was a good day..Got the 6 mile walk in fairly early in the morning...Most of the house & outdoor cleaning tasks got done... Got to go to town and enjoy my last few hours of "alone time", so I can not be bouncing off the walls with cabin fever in a few days....

Today school is back into full swing...One of the boys I babysit, goes back to pre-school 5 days a week. I feel like a regime is about to begin and I shall be able to stick with in order to keep my sanity.... Last year, I was always scrambling to get ready at the last minute to go get him @ 11:30 (Tue & Thur only) with Tayt, but this year have decided having 3 child carseats to contend with, along with a 5 month old baby in the mix will take some dedication of time and not always be in a hurry....Will have lunch all ready for the boys before we leave for when we get back home too..Trying to adapt to a phrasing I once heard and often practice it while waiting in line @ a grocery store when someone apologizes for taking too much time. I have never applied it in my everyday life though...It is "Life is too short to always be in a hurry".I can fix most of my hurry, by not waiting til the last minute to do those things that need to be done to get ready for something....About like when you know you have a physical or Dr. appointment coming up, we try to cram in a few days/months of eating healthy & exercising to look like we have been behaving ALL YEAR...Who are we trying to kid???? I know I have been guilty of that one many times.... Not this year.. I am actually excited to see the look on my Dr. face when she sees my chart with what I am hoping is a <200 number..She has been harping on me for the last 4 years to get <200 and have only made it to 215 til now....Also am anxious to see my lab & B.P. results..I do have white coat syndrome...The B.P. may need to be checked twice....Usually they take it again right before I go home.....

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Breakfast ~ Oatmeal w/ a Peach & Splash of Skim Milk....A Banana (this is the first thing I grab to eat before fixing breakfast in the mornings for some reason) ~ Coffee

Have been washing windows and cleaning my entryway.... It was full of shoes..Desperately needed a sweep & mopping....The baby just arrived and is asleep....I will take advantage of him sleeping & Tayt playing with dump trucks in the gravel/dirt pile... I am going to vacuum, polish and wash the car, then sit to eat snack before putting the car/booster seats in the car..... I feel so energized and full of joy to be able to clean and have little faces to smile at me throughout the day....Just noticed that I am out of yogurt, so may stop by the store before picking up Ryder...

Snack ~ Handful of Roasted Soynuts before leaving home, then 1 slice of Bread while fixing kid's lunch...

Dinner ~ Salmon Patty, Light Whole Wheat Bread, Mustard, Tomato, Pickle Chips, 1 Xtra thin slice Swiss & Apple....10 S.F. Gummy Fruits

Snack ~ 12 Roasted Almonds & a Grapefruit

Supper ~ Left-Over Chicken Breast (Taco Seasoned), Stir-Fried Veggies (Brocolli, Cauliflower, Waterchestnuts, Carrots, Peas & Corn) & a small bowl of Beef Strogonaff I fixed for my family.... I COULD NOT resist eating any and kicked the brown rice off the menu

Snack/Dessert ~ Pre-Walk 100 cal. Kudo

Went on a 6 mile walk after supper and a few moments of talking with hubby.....Have updated/commented and now I am off to get a footsie rub & close my eyes til 5:15 tomorrow morning....I DO trade the footsie rub and give a back scratch occasionally.....I'm not TOTALLY spoiled : o )

Water Consumption ~ Aiming for no less than 120 Oz.

Miles walked since February 1 = 736

September Miles Walked = 6

Body % of downsize = 15.4%


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

Maria7 on 09/02/2008:
Good planning on having the lunches ready when you get back and getting the carseats ready...that saves a lot of time and stress...That way, you don't have it to contend with when you get back and need to take a break...

Glad you got to go into town yesterday and found some good finds! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Maria7 on 09/02/2008:
PS....cute picture at top of your entry!

selina on 09/02/2008:
Hi Thin! Sounds like you are having a busy day but you are enjoying it that way, wonderful! Take care and stay well!

sweetpea1977 on 09/02/2008:
Great entry! I LOVE your positivity!!

Maria7 on 09/02/2008:
Wow! What energy~!!! I can just imagine you cleaning your car and the little one playing in the sandbox! Sweet!

loveray on 09/02/2008:
looks like you had a great day! i had a physical today for the first time in 2 years!! i was not happy with the doctors scale, and not sure why i havent used this time as motivation to get back on track to show off for dr. hmm...i used to feel this way! i know your doc will be very proud of all the hard work and commitment to your health you have taken on!!

WI3 on 09/02/2008:
WOW I cannot imagine having all those little people at my house that don't belong to me..I give you huge props for doing everything that you do! I am so excited for you for your doctor appointment...I bet the doctor will be VERY impressed and you will probably be amazed at how healthy you are in addition to being almost 37lbs lighter!

grumpy on 09/02/2008:
WI3 is right, you're amazing! when is your next doc's appointment and your next weight in? I am more anxious than you are. hehe. xoxo

grumpy on 09/02/2008:
I think it's a great idea to have some champagne for your <200 day! they sell small bottles too. and actually a little champagne glass (that tulip one) has around 80 calories only, so you can easily have two and not affect your day! xoxo

Jen40 on 09/03/2008:
What an energetic post, I loved that!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/03/2008:
sounds like a busy day. interesting foods today lady!

omahagrl on 09/03/2008:
((((HUGS)))) You are so busy and still have energy. Can i be like you when i grow up? :-)

TheMother on 09/03/2008:
It takes great organization skills to be able to babysit other children PLUS keep your own household going. Kudos to you!!!!! Have a WONDERFUL day! I always enjoy reading your entries and love your graphics :)

thinnside40 - Monday Sep 01, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.5


Sunday was a good day... I arrived late to church for the first time in a very long time.... I just was taking it easy and relaxed for a change... Usually HAVE to be there and 1.5 hours early..... So it was nice to not be rushed... Came home and ate dinner, then headed to our spot to leave the car and walk to my Aunt's house...The path was paved, purple flowers in bloom, trees everywhere along the river turning fall colors, ponds with ducks & herron and not very many people walking.... It took us an hour each direction to walk, so I figure it was about 6 � 7 miles.... The kids were on their bikes and we walked a pretty swift pace... I usually walk 15 minute miles, so that is how I got my �figure� of distance... Weather couldn't of been more suitable either..... My g'ma swore we would be hurting after walking/riding bikes.. She thinks I'm nuts to walk like I do and my dad tizzy's that I walk alone most of the time... Oh well! While at my aunt's..I did have a thin slice of a new recipe she baked (choc-o-holic cake) and blackberry cobbler...About 1 cup worth of the 2 combined.....Came home & ate Chicken with a few Tortilla Chips, Cheese & Salsa.....

Today is the day I AM going to the thrift store.. I didn't get to go Saturday, cause the whole family went to town. So, I will fight the crowd in the 30%,40% or 50% off color tag Labor Day sale I guess.... I DO NOT like crowds and usually wind up walking out, cause my nerves collapse on me with a kid screaming or not being able to fit down an aisle for all the people...... This is my last opportunity for a while to go alone... Patience tester!

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Breakfast ~ 2 Eggs, Tomato, 1 Double Fiber English Muffin & Banana ~ Coffee

Got dressed and decided to head out for a 6 mile walk.... Weather was to perfect to pass up....Not sure now if I will go to town or just stay home and clean...Would like to go get some pears I found while walking.. The orchard has been picked, but there are a lot of perfectly fine pears laying on the ground and hate to see them go to waste....Still a bit green, but won't take long to ripen.....Decisions Decisions Decisions.. Stay home ? / Go to town ?...I need to take some alone time and just go, but could also clean the house...Hubby has told me that he has laready told the kids that I probably was going and the they were staying home, cause I need to take some alone time....I shall probably go and then come home to put jammie pants on and clean then.... I will do that! Have been tossing around the idea of a professional hair trimming too... Usually go in the bathroom and do it myself, but need someone who knows what they are doing to take care of it for a change now it is longer than ever before... Thinking layered a little....I am just full of thoughts today....

Snack ~ WW Yogurt w/ Honey

Dinner ~ Salmon Patty, Tomato & Cucumber with a bit of Lite Ranch Dressing

It is now 3:00 p.m. and I still am at home...Decided to trim my bangs and have been ready to go for some time...BUT, set into cleaning the remainder of the "hutch mess" in the kitchen and actually moved it and am getting ready to move the kitchen table to it's spot.... Our kitchen isn't very big, so when the A/C gets pulled out of the window, the hutch goes in front of the window...... I am going to finish sweeping, then go buy myself a coffee or tea @ the espresso stand to sip on as I go shopping... Yes, I AM GOING!!!! Trying to convince myself more than anything and need to get with it, so I can be back home for supper...Hubby has had steak the neighbor gave us (T-bones) marinating all day and plans to grill them. I shall not disappoint him and not be late for supper.. He & the kids have been cleaning and prepping for cold weather outside all day... Going to swing by the orchard to get pears and stop by the neighbor ladies to talk about a couple things on my way to town.....

Snack ~ South Beach Chocolate Covered Soynuts & S.F. F.F. Vanilla Iced Latte

Got to the store and started looking through clothes racks and my brother was there (every day, cause he sells book on Ebay)... We stood and talked for almost an hour...I had to call hubby to tell him to go ahead and eat without me : o ( I found 2 shirts & 1 sweatshirt for Meg, 1 ELEMENT sweatshirt for Ben, 1 Dress Barn denim jacket with a rust colored cordouroy lined hood (like new), 1 Big Dog (I love most of their stuff) Thermal Henley shirt and 2 long sleeved fall tops in ecru & brown/tan/tweeds for me (these 2 fit a bit snug, but by the time colder weather hits, should fit perfect)... Bought a few flannel baby blankets for burp rags, a heavier bright orange Carters baby blanket (had to have it for fall color), a Little Big Dogs Jacket for Tayt (so cuddly soft) and two tea cups with tiny pansies/violas that I couldn't leave there for .20 cents each....... I love looking at the little kid's things and sometimes can't resist... I like to be prepared for when parent's may forget things and don't mind spending $1-$2 for things that may never come back to my house if they leave with them on or use them...The sale was a good one. I am glad I went later too, cause the crowds were gone and I could enjoy my coffee and browsing in my time.....Got away with spending $31...The sweatshirt I bought Ben would of cost $45 alone had I bought it new.... He loves it and was excited when I made him close his eyes while I slipped it over his head.... I am so blessed to have children/hibby that are happy when I get them things like that, as long as it is in nice condition/like new...... Sure helps me out!

Supper ~ Small Piece Sirloin Steak (hubby & Ben ate the T-bone), Baked Beans & Healthy Nut Bread w/ Spread

Snack/Dessert ~ S.F. Caramel/Vanilla Pudding Cup

Water Consumption ~ Not enough!

Miles walked since February 1 = 730

August Miles Walked = 64.5 (poor poor poor)

Average pounds per week downsized by (31 weeks) = 1.18 pounds

Body % of downsize = 15.4%


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

loveray on 09/01/2008:
happy labor day, my friend. eggs and tomato, what a yummy breakfast! i need to try something more savory sometime soon. hope you have a great day with your family and friends. xoxo

Beth201P on 09/01/2008:
Enjoy your labor day. We all need to relax and take life slow. Enjoy the rest of your day my friend. ((Hugs))

Maria7 on 09/01/2008:
Hope you find something real nice for yourself today to wear for the fall!

Hope your Grandma is doing much better!

grumpy on 09/01/2008:
you are sooo close to be below 200. I cant wait! xo

lafemme_loca on 09/01/2008:
Wow ! You are doing so well with your walks. :-) I love it ! I am glad that you got a little bit of cleaning down and trimmed your own hair. Wow! I hope your alone time and espresso just helps you relax and get back to feeling 'you'. Take care of yourself !

Maria7 on 09/01/2008:
Enjoy your steaks! There's no food that can compare to grilled out steak! YES!!! Yum! Yum!

Hope you found something nice when you went to town...let us know if you found some pretty fall clothes! Hope you did!

Bet your hutch is pretty!

omahagrl on 09/01/2008:
we had steaks and some great roasted veggies for dinner. I love the warm months and being able to grill. I am so jealous that you have fresh fruits available to you without going to the store. One day I would love to have a nice big garden and fruit trees. Thank you for your support and have a glorious tuesday.

cybermom4 on 09/01/2008:
Your awesome! Actually it's your encouragement that has kept me on the walking path. Thank you Thank you :) I'll be thinking of you on the 22nd -- Here's to us breaking the record on the 22nd!! Have a good night!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/01/2008:
it's good to hear you had a great day. your salmon patty sounds really tasty. i'll be buying some of those tomorrow! :) thanks for your understanding. i realize there are other people on here with much bigger concerns going on than me...who sits home and eats her mom's food. gotta get over this and grow up.

Maria7 on 09/01/2008:
Yayyyyy! Sounds like you got some REAL GOOD DEALS!!! And good visit with your Brother, too! That's nice!!!

Have a good nite!

lafemme_loca on 09/01/2008:
Haha ! Yes, true... I hope you sleep well. I had to stop most of the sf syrups because they are sweetened with splenda... I also bought the pumpkin spice one... can I say YUCK!! I love the amaretto one and sf peanut butter and sf vanilla... yummy ! I am hoping that these flavour drops that I bought online will be tasty enough for yogurt, oatmeal and coffees... Anyway, sleep well and type at you tomorrow ! *hugs*

Animob on 09/01/2008:
Your menu sounds yummy!!!! I love Vanilla Pudding!! Omg!! Thank GOD I already have my lunch.. Ehe... Yes, it is a nice Qoute even tho' I don't like the sender. Lol.. Glad that you like it. Cheers!

anewhb on 09/02/2008:
Sounds like a good day. I love bargins. I shop EVERYWHERE. Although my daugher is a "clothes-horse" she buys a lot of her own stuff now. I never shop with her anymore, but I give her $$ when I know she has spent hers and I would have bought the stuff had I been there. She is a pretty good bargin shopper. My best thrift shop buy was an Ann Taylor Loft skirt - like new - for $3.00! She actually still wears it!

RE: the hamburger and fries - I REALLY like it when I can split stuff with someone else - it's the best of all worlds - I get to eat it, but not too many calories, and it's less expensive! My husband is usually willing to "help" me out. LOL. It's hard to have portion control when the portion is set by the food joint. So that's one of my little solutions.

selina on 09/02/2008:
Hi Thin! Sounds like you had a GREAT day! Looks like it's shopping for bargains time, everywhere! Most stores are having sales around here - except that I don't like shopping so much... I avoid it like the plague... I get so tired at the mall. Have a great day!

kopsman on 09/06/2008:
Thanks for your comments! We moved four months ago and just now have found a home church that it looks like will work with our retail hours. It alsohas a men's group which I am interested in joining!

thinnside40 - Sunday Aug 31, 2008
(Healthy Eating/Food Logging/Walking since 2/1)
Weight: 200.5


Saturday was a good day... Got household things done... Went to town and had the reality check of how much 40-50#'s is when we got the chicken & cattle feed.. I lift Tayt sometimes and he is 35#ish. I think about my drop when I do, but add another 10-15#'s to that and it is misery to lift at once let alone have to carry it very far.........Hubby did most of the lifting, but I did get a hold of a bag to just see...We stopped buy a little store that sells local produce and bought a few peaches (ours are almost ready to pick off our tree ~ 1 limb is so full it is bent to the ground), pears, gala apples and nectarines (we had 3 on our tree)...Before coming home, they dropped me off at the church to do my cleaning..... I walked the long way around to home, which was 2 miles and I speed walked... It was 7:39 and the wind was fierce, the air was crisp chilled and I didn't have me walking shoes on... I had on my Birkies, which was o.k., but not the greatest for the gravel road the last mile.......Got home @ 8:03.... Eating was right at or slightly below satisfactory come night time.... We stopped @ McDonald's to get a 50 cent ice cream cone on our way home from town @ 4:00, which was fine and my afternoon snack... But, then went haywire after I got home from cleaning... Long period between eating, tired and just careless...... Snacking!!!!!..... I don't feel depressed about it or mad, just today is a new day and onward I go to reaching the <200 and SOON!!!!!!!!!!

Today I have opted out of playing piano at church to allow me a bit of a break.... Being custodian, hostess & piano player gets to be cumbersome at times. There are 2 piano players every Sunday, plus 3 guitarists... I figured it would be fine to step aside for today..... and it is..... Sometime today, I plan to walk a different path than usual... Shall see if that is feasible or not.. Depends upon if I am walking alone or have a partner.... Fall is definitely in the air with smells, colors, chill of a morning in the air.... Fall is my very favorite time of year.... To light candles in the house, steep & drink tea throughout the day and just be so amazed at the wonderful colors everywhere... As October comes.... I love to decorate outside on the porch with a few pumpkins and along our driveway with my wine barrel planters planted with Kale, Mums & Fall Pansies, corn stalks beside each barrel and a scarycrow that isn't so scary sitting on my wood bench or a couple bales of straw by the gate........ I use an old pair of striped overalls, a flannel shirt and fake foam jack-o-lantern (for the head)..... Kids come home from school one day and are surprised when I have done it..... They ask if it is time to start buying �hot chocolate�..Now, that I have rambled on about fall ridiculously... I guess I shall determine that there will no snacking/munching today and walking is a must..... Someone told me the other day �don't go all munchie on us now�.... I don't think that what I ate has done any major damage, but shall see next time I decide to step on the scale where I am at....

Ahhhhhhh..Hubby just reminded me that we are going to see my g'ma @ my Aunt's house sometime this afternoon... I WILL walk another path for sure..She lives by a place called "the Greenway"... It is a paved path about 12-15 miles along the Yakima River and joins 2 towns together.... I will have a walking partner too...My FAMILY!!!!! YEA!!!! My Grandma isn't doing very well... She has had a spell of numbness on her right side and experiencing H/A on the right side as well... She lives alone, but is bad off enough to stay with my aunt...Not normal at all for her to relinquish her independence and not staying at her house....This happened last Wednesday (had a very good conversation with her Tuesday about baking & canning and she was in fine shape) and her Dr. won't see her til this coming Tuesday...The E.R. said that there wasn't anything evident in any tests and she should see her regular Dr. when she could..SHe does have a blocked artery in her right leg, so you can gather where my mind is with the situation...They cannot do anything for her... Has had 2 blood clots to the lungs this last year, a brain tumor 5 years ago, Has had 2 pacemakers, etc and is still going @ 90 (in Oct.), so you know she is a tuffy! I hate to see her this way.....But, shall go see her today and spend quality time....

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Breakfast ~ Oatmeal w/ a Peach & Splash of Skim Milk....Banana ~ Coffee......I bypassed FRENCH TOAST (I love F.T.!!!!) that hubby so nicely fixed. He fixed a whole loaf of bread!!! Kids will have extra to toast in the mornings as soon as I buy a new toaster on payday..Our old one died a couple days ago.. : o (

Snack ~ WW Yogurt w/ Honey ~ Scratch this...Had a tiny piece of Blackberry Oatmeal Dessert @ church...Was running late and didn't eat the yogurt before leaving home..

Getting home from church and getting ready to eat dinner... Will go on our family walk @ the Greenway, then go see my grandma most of the remainder of the afternoon..... Come home to eat supper and watch a movie maybe.....

Dinner ~ Tuna Sandwich (Healthy Nut Bread, Albacore mixed with minimal Salad Dressing, Loads of Tomato & Pickle Chips) and an Apple

Snack ~ ?

Supper ~ ?

Snack/Dessert ~ ?

Water Consumption ~ No less than 120 oz.


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

biscottibody59 on 08/31/2008:
Thanks for your heartfelt thoughts after my mom's passing. They have helped me alot.

Happy belated 40th--looks like you're doing well!

loveray on 08/31/2008:
nice work on passing the FT! its my favorite as well...especially with some powdered sugar! evil. hope you are well this sunday! xo

mcwoo:) on 08/31/2008:
Here's to another week,and in the 190's too, hooray.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/31/2008:
thanks for your support. you see, we ALL have different issues that are harder or easier for us. so, i might be a broken record in my entries, but that is why i'm here. i look to change it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/31/2008:
i'm hoping to have a week until TOM at least. i never keep track. i have a gyno exam thursday...so it needs to hold off or i'll have to cancel. do you have at least a week? lol

Beth201P on 08/31/2008:
You are doing so GREAT!!! Thanks for all your support. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ((hugs))

lafemme_loca on 09/01/2008:
I love that we are such kindred spirits. Autumn is my favourite time of year. I love the leaves turning colours, the crispness in the air and just to sit and drink tea taking in God's greatness. I am glad that you could pass on the piano playing when you need to. I am glad that you were able to pass on the french toast... yay for big victories ! :-) *hugs* Take care of yourself and enjoy another day tomorrow hunting out new paths to meander on... You are really making me want to find a nice country boy instead of one of Selina's polo guys ! ;-)

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