I am here to gain a circle of friends that are working towards the same goal that I am...living a healthy lifestyle. I lost a lot of weight on WW and made life membership in July 2004. I started having health issues soon afterwards (I had a carcinoid tumor and they removed half of my left lung) and now almost half of the weight is back. I have tried various methods of losing the weight but as soon as the losing stalls, I give up. I am determined that this year there will be no more excuses ...
I am here to gain a circle of friends that are working towards the same goal that I am...living a healthy lifestyle. I lost a lot of weight on WW and made life membership in July 2004. I started having health issues soon afterwards (I had a carcinoid tumor and they removed half of my left lung) and now almost half of the weight is back. I have tried various methods of losing the weight but as soon as the losing stalls, I give up. I am determined that this year there will be no more excuses and I will continue with this program regardless if I lose weight. This time it is about eating healthy and exercising...losing weight will just be the icing on the cake!
My son is a senior and will be graduating in May '09. I would like to reach my goal weight by then. My next goal will be not to gain the "freshman 15" when he leaves for college.
I haven't hit the work out room yet, because we are still going swimming every day!! Man does that burn calories...30 mins 205 :O Wow!! I've staying out for 50-60 mins..we sure are gonna miss it and we wish we only found this place at the beginning of summer. We've always known about it seeing it's 2 mins down the road from us, but for a while A LOT of the town drunks were going there and getting smashed allllllllllllllll day long and you really didn't want to hang down there with them :P BUT they have cleaned the place up! There is only a couple of them there still because they stopped drinking on the beach now and have become VERY strict with the rules..thank god! The water is crystal clear and it's almost like having your own private lil beach..only about 8-12 ppl a day there..it's been awesome and a lot of fun...some nights we just go sit down there and chill out and look out over the water..it's beautiful! Today I went on a hike with a friend..I figured the work out room will get it's fair share of use soon enough..it's starting to get colder here already..I"m sure by the middle of Sept swimming will be all done. When do you want to start running..I will start with you my friend..just say the word..I'm going to start working out 2 times a day :D I'm glad you'll be able to move the treadmill into Jeff's room, but sorry it's hard on you to see him go..I can only imagine (((HUGS)))! I'm watching what I'm eating a bit, but it's like the last 2-4 weeks of summer everybody and there mother plan bbqs or going out to eat etc and we are cramming sooooo much in to those last few weeks..it's hard to stay on track, BUT I HAVE LOST 4 LBS..the swimming is helping..man wish I had an indoor pool LOL!! Once things settle down come fall I think it will be easier for both of us to stay on track better..don't kick yourself too much..just keep moving your body in some way. It sounds like you are doing a great job doing so...good for you! I'm sorry the interview didn't go the way you wanted, but everything happens for a reason. Yes Rheal is having a better time with the youngest daughter, but this weekend we had drama from the oldest who is struggling with her addictions..she got thrown out of another program, but says she did nothing wrong :( She still won't get honest with HERSELF and if she doesn't I don't know what's going to happen to her..the weekend was a little rough, but Rheal knows he has to move on with his own life..he can't force her to get better and to change her life..only she can, it is sad, but he will not let it destroy him and our life together..he loves it too much. He loves her and will pray for her every day, but he will not sit and wallow in self pity that his kid is an out of control addict.
Got to get ready for the beach! Have a great day and we'll talk very soon! Love ya
That's sad that your son left, but how awesome you get a chance to see him sometime at the games! And actually it's nice that you miss him so much because that means you have a good relationship.
I have SUCH a hard time eating out. It's marginally better if I look at the menu in advance and decide before I'm there, but man, it's such a trigger! I've had out of town friends a lot this past weekend, and it always seems like that's an eating out fiesta. Sigh...
I love Def Leppard too! Awesome. I'm more familiar with Santa Cruz wineries, but I recently was up in napa for a bachlorette party, and there was one particular winery that knocked my socks off. I'm really super picky, as my uncle was a small but well-known vintner back in the day. I'm going to ask my friend what it was called, because I can't remember which one it was. There were several that day...
Update: the winery is Benzinger, and it's in Sonoma, so I don't know if you will be going there. But if you do, they have amazing wine!
Janice, First off on losing 6 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! THAT IS AWESOME AND YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELF..I AM! Sounds like you are taking the bull by the horns and doing awesome YOU GO GIRL!!
Sorry for being MIA while on vacay..we did have a blast!!!! Rheal's youngest daughter spent 3 nights and 4 days with us..it was hard to get on the computer because I wanted to spend as much time with her and her boyfriend’s as we could! I'm so happy for her and Rheal to have had the time together..it's been a looooong time since she has slept here..she didn't want to leave and her daddy didn't want her to leave. The old wounds that her mother created by alienating her from her father are wearing off..she wants to be in his life and I am so happy for the two of them. We went to the beach two days..out to dinner one night and then stayed home the last night and played this cool game called Mexican Train till almost one in the morning..the next day she said she didn't want to leave..it was very touching and made us happy!! Then Rheal and I have gone out 3 times to this new restaurant that an old friend of Rheal's opened about 6 months ago...what a blast!!!! One night we shared a dish and had a few drinks..came back home and finished the party on the porch . We took one day off to FINALLY change our rooms around Janice..I have my new master bedroom AND my work out room finally..I'll post pics at the end of the week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! My brother in law gave me an awesome bike and the treadmill is out of the basement OMG I'M PSYCHED!!!!! I'm not waiting until Sept 1st..I'm starting tomorrow..I'm so happy about the work we got done upstairs..it looks awesome and what a great place to work out..now all we need is Santa to bring us a bench and more free weights..Rheal is happy too, he's gonna get back into the weights and is going to train me Woohoooooooooooooo!! It’s going to be awesome to have another thing to do together..we can’t wait to get started!
GOOD LUCK on your job interview!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! I’m glad you and James talked..there is nothing worse than fighting or ending something badly with someone…who needs to carry that around with them..not me..I end up emotional eating when that happens lol. Sounds like you got some good things planned with your “men” this week hahahahahaha YOU GO GIRL! Have fun with life..you only get one.
Ok so today I’ve tracked all my food so far and I will get in some sort of exercise..I’ll let you know what it was…coming back to work after 8 days off is a bit overwhelming..I have TONS of stuff to do today, but I will walk or something. TTYS my good buddy
Ah yes, the heat wave! It's a typical foggy summer in Santa Cruz, Northern CA, and we just don't run into heat waves too much. Although a gin and tonic sounds sort of yummy regardless of the weather right now!