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Lost a pound since yesterday

Sunday, April 08, 2012


I finally broke my plateau that I've had for a week (give or take a few days). I've lost a pounds. So far I've lost 11 pound for the year, 36 pounds since 8-31-08, and 71 pounds since I graduated high school in 1997. I was beginning to wonder if I was going to break the plateau. I'm hoping to lose more weight soon.

I'ts too early to tell but I might be walking to church this morning. Dad is still in bed. It may take longer to walk to church that to ride but a least I can get some exercise in. IT is a nice day to walk even though its cooler than I loke it to be. It's 42 degrees outside right now.

Happy Easter to everyone. I can't wait to go to church and enjoy the service. I feel so refreshed when I go to church each week. I miss it when we go on vacation. I need to remember to take the Easter gift that we have for my stepcousin's daughter.


Looks like I'm riding to church this morning. All I have to do is to wait for him to get 100% ready to go. We'll be leaving in about 30 to 40 minutes. I better statrt here in a little bit in geting myself ready to go and grab ahold of the cat so he can be put into his pet taxi. It takes a while to catch him.


Got home over an hour ago from step cousin's house. His daughter loved the gift. We ate some food while we were there. Overate while there but it's a holiday and I ate healthy.

Just got done cleaning out my closet and dresser of clothes that need to be thrown away and I won't wear again next year. There were some that I'm going to give a way. I filled up at least 2 of the 13 gallon size trash bags full of clothes that I won't wear anymore. And I filled up another one with clothes that need to be thrown away. The way my closet looks, I don't have any clothes left to wear. But I do have clothes though. I washed some of them to get the dust off of them.


Got the donated clothes washed and put away. When I can get smaller in my body, I'll do the cleaning the closets again. I have 5 bags so far of clothes that are going to be donated.

I'm starting to get a headache. I'm glad that I took some tylenol. I had to take something for my knees. I did a lot of standings at my stepcousin's house. I did also do a lot of talking to his daughter even though she can't talk. A lot of smiling though. She has cerebral paulsy.

RIP Mike Wallace. He was 93 years old when he passed away.

My dad wants to go back out to the fairgrounds to finish mowing. He said that there is about half an hour to do out there. I doubt it. The weather may not let him do it. It might be too windy and it may rain. I haven't checked the weather report on the rain yet.


Showed my stepcousin and his wife pictures from my seniors (with my other photos on here) from my senior year and they couldn't believe the difference between me then and now. I'm 71 pounds lighter.

If the weather is different than what I look up for tomorrow. I may go out with dad to the fairgrounds to do some weeding. It'll give me a excuse to exercise then. But I need to check the weather report for tomorrow first.


I'm glad that I didn't go over my calorie intake for the day. I was so full today that I thought that I was oging to get sick. Plus I drank a lot of water while we were at my step cousin's house. I drank up to 3L (12 glasses) of water today. Over a liter of it was at my stepcousin's. He has the fridge that has the water coming out of it. I filled my water twice while we were there. I'm hoping that I don't gain weight after what I ate.

I'm going to be happy to go to bed tonight. Today has felt like a long day. The hours have felt slow.


Is hating the plateauing

Saturday, April 07, 2012


WTF!!! I've plateaued again at 205 pounds. I'm so sick and tired of plateauing. I can't wait until we have warmer mornings so I can go for my walks with the dog. It was in the 40s this morning so it was too cool to go for walks. When I do get to go on the walks with Lady (my dog) I will break my plateau.

I'm surprised that I didn't gain any weight after having sweets for a snack and for supper. I had Hostess Vanilla Zingers for a snack and 2 cinnamon buns for supper. I usually gain a pound or two when I have that much sweets. But I didn't. I guess I must of done something right for me not to gain the weight.

R.I.P. Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light. He died yesterday (4-6-12) at home in California at the age of 54 years old. He was a year younger than my late mom was when she died on 10-14-06. They believe that he passed away from natural causes. His painting are so beautiful to where you want to walk right into them and walk around.


While my dad was back out to the fairgrounds mowing, I played my flute and my cat got up with me. I guess he loves to hear me play.

I told my dad that his coveralls needs to be washed because they smell like he was near something that was overheating. He said that he wasn't. I guess that he can't smell what I smell. And he did get rained out a little.


Dad had to turn on the furnace tonight with it getting cold. It has helped some but it'll help later when we're in bed.

I'm so close in fixing a snack for myself. But the only snack that we have is Kettle Corn popcorn and I've already had it for a snack and I ate the entire bag.


I thought taht we would of left town today but I guess we're going to my stepcousin's tomorrow. We have an Easter gift for his daughter.

I'm so ready to go to bed. I'm starting to get sleepy. It's going to be so nice to sleep tonight. I've been sleeping great but I haven't had a nap today.

I cannot wait for tomorrow when we go to church. I love the Easter service. This makes our 4th Easter service since joining the church.

My cat Bob is using his bunny as a pillow. I did get a photo of him with it. Right now he has one paw on the bunny and his head off to the side.

I hope that tomorrow we don't get too busy that I can't go for walks with or without the dog.

I hope that dad goes to bed soon so he can get up in time for church. I don't mind walking to church but a lot of people ask about him when they just see me.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/8/2012 11:25AM

    I'm planning to ask my family to go for a walk after dinner. I'm hoping I can convince someone to go with me.

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LELERS 4/7/2012 11:53PM

    I can't wait for the warm weather - I've been riding my bike more and more lately! I hope things work out better for you too!!

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DRAGONCHILDE 4/7/2012 11:50PM

    SParkpeople's got a great series on plateau busting that may help you:

Check it out!

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LANAHAUTH21 4/7/2012 11:32PM

  I have this same problem also. Hang in there.

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A cool Good Friday

Friday, April 06, 2012


Today is going to be in the 60s and I wish that it was warmer. At least have it in the 70s and the 80s.

It probably won't be too much longer until I can't wear this one pair of long pants. The waistband is a little loose on me. Probably when I ge down to 195 pounds (give or take a few pounds) I might not be wearing them. They are light tan in color. We'll see where I'm at in my weight before the pants are falling off. Plus they have an elastic waistband. The elastic isn't too worn out yet. Still holding on strong.

No weight gain or loss. I am glad that all the walking that I did yesterday helped. I just wish that the DVD/VCR player was working in the living room because I could do some exercises out there before my dad got up. I'm hoping to do some more walking today with or without my dog like I did yesterday. I may have lost some more weight with the way my back feels at my waist. That alway tells me that I've lost weight. Where it hurts and my abs. It feels like I have a very wide belt on. Anyone else have that feeling when they lose weight?


I'm home alone with the pets. Wish that I could take the dog for a walk but dad's out at the fairgrounds mowing. Can't do any workout DVDs in the living room with a broken DVD player. Might do a workout DVD tonight after dad gets home. I hope that it'll be before or after supper so I can have an excuse to do some exercises.

Saw my aunt who had the shingles and bladder infection today. She has improved since we saw her. She has gotten up by her self from bed and the chair she is sitting in. That's good. Will see her this weekend.


My back was really killing me today. A lot more pain than there was earlier. So much that I was laying on the floor when my dad got home. I didn't get any relief until I took a hot shower. I feel human again. It might be a sign that I've lost weight. We'll see tomorrow.

I sent an uncle of mine a text message this morning to tell him about my weight loss but he never replied back. He's lost weight too but I'm not sure how much more though. The last time I knew he lost over 50 pounds.

It doesn't seem possible that Easter is this Sunday. All I know is that we're going to do is go to church and to my stepcousin's house.


Please keep a friend of mine's hubby in your prayers. He has an infection in his leg that goes from his ankle/foot area to his groin. Only problem is that he's clear down to Mississippi when his family is here in Illinois. The last time I knew that he was still in the hospital. He's a truckdriver and has a weight problem. Some of us (including his wife) is surprised that he isn't a diabetic. He is suppose to get a physical this summer. Last physical they didn't see that he was a diabetic. He might of gotten one from the hospital.

I was hoping to have a tank top in my close to wear to bed but I don't have one. But I did find an old sleep shirt with USAF and Minnie Mouse on it that I got from a PX store at an Air Force Base years ago. That base is close now. It's smaller and lighter than the other one I had on. The other one was way too big and too warm for this time of year, At least the one that I'm wearing shows my new figure to where my dad can see it.

Guess what? My back pain is back. But it's mild though. Hopefully I can ge trid of it tonight. May take something for the pain before I go to bed. My shoulders hurt and I was getting a headache earlier.

I'm making my step cousin's daughter Angie another afghan. This one is in orange (called Pumpkin), white, and soft navy (it's dark though). Got most of it done. I am abou half way done with it. I'm hoping to get it done either before or after we go to Minnesota next month.

I think that this stupid weather needs to make up its mind on if it is going ot be warm or cool. I hate it whenever it goes back and forth. I WANT TO BE OUTSIDE TO EXERCISE!!! I have spring fever.

Dad is watching a car auction on TV. There must of been a car that came up with an ugly color because he said that the color was ugly.

I'm stiarting to feel tired. And it's getting close to my bedtime. But I'm not 100% ready to go to bed yet.

My cat Bob did something this morning that he doesn't usually do since we got him. I was working on Angie's afghan and he got up on theback of my dad's recliner (where I was at ) and fell asleep. He usually does this when I'm in my room. I guess that he wanted to be near me. He'snear me now almsot asleep. Plus he is predictable at night after I get done writing in my journal and turn off the reading lam. He comes into the room. If I'm still sitting up, he'll sit in front of me. If I lay down, he'll get onto my chest.


I didn't do any workout DVDs in my room today. Too warm in the house and I was starting to get a little tired at that time. Plus I didn't have any food in my tummy to burn. I don't like exercising somethimes with an empty stomach.

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MAGNIFICENT-A 4/7/2012 11:57AM

    Excellent! The pants are loosening. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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BETTY_UCF 4/7/2012 9:10AM

    I hope your back pain diminishes in time. Stay positive emoticon

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KENTUCKYGIRL01 4/6/2012 11:36PM

    emoticon When you exercise when you haven't eaten anything you burn stored fat. Exercise 1-2 hrs after its current fat burned. Good luck on your weight loss program. emoticon emoticon

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I got some walks in today

Thursday, April 05, 2012


I finally got to go for some walks today. The first one was from the garage (the ones that we pick up parts for) to our house and back to the garage. The second one was with the dgo. She wanted that walk. I believe that I will be sleeping well tonight.

My aunt who was in the hospital for shingles and bladder infection is doing better since being put on oxygen this past Sunday. Hopefully we get to see her this weeking. Been asking her son via text messages about her.

No weight gain or loss. So I guess that I've plateaued again. Hopefully with all the walking that I did today has helped some. I have 5 more pounds to get to 200 pounds and 10 more pounds from where I'm at to get under 200 pounds. I may have lost some weight because my back is sore where it was the other day. But its not as sore as it was then.


We didn't do a whole lot today. Dad needed one of his medicines so we went up to Target. Walked aroundup there for a while. But we did spend most of our time in town. But I did fix supper at home and we had oatmeal.

Wish that I got to ride my bike today but didn't. If we're not too busy tomorrow and if its not raining, I may go for a ride then.

Three weeks from tomorrow is the funeral for my cousin who passed away a week ago this past Monday. His family is spread out everywehre and he'll be buried near his parents.


Finally my T.O.M is over with. I'm glad that its over with because it was mostly the reason why I didn't exercise a whole lot. I had to be near the bathroom a lot. Now I can concentrate on my exercises. Hopefully more tomorrow.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/6/2012 1:28AM

    emoticon on the walks!

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Lost 2 pounds since yesterday

Wednesday, April 04, 2012


I've lost 2 pounds since yesterday. That brings me down to 10 pounds lost for the year and 35 pounds lost since starting SparkPeople on 8-31-08. I have another 25 pounds to go to lose until I can get off of the blood pressure medicine my doctor has me on. I'm at 205 pounds now and my doctor wants me at 180 pounds to get off of the medicine. I'm going to wait a few more hours to text my sister-in-law in Minnesota (the one who introduced me to Spark People) and tell her about my weight loss. I hope for more weight to come off before my grandniece arrives next month into this world.

I always can tell if I've lost weight. One, I usually can feel it in my back in around my waist. It would feel like a backache. Second, I sometimes I check my weight at night to see how much I gained through the day. I could tell that I must of lost weight because my weight was the same as it was yesterday morning. I'm happy.

Dad has his CT Scan and blood test to check his kidneys today. He's up and doing what he needs to do. I'm almost ready. I have a few more things to do to get myself ready for the day. It won't take me too long to do any of it. I've been up for about an hour now.


Got home a couple of hours ago and dad is in his recliner taking a nap. Don't blame him since he got up earlier than he usually does. Now we have to sit and wait for the results of the tests.

I wish that I could be doing what dad is doing right now. I need a nap too but the dog and cat won't let me.


Did something that I don't usually do at home. take a nap. The only time that I can take a nap is either before dad gets up or we're in a vehicle. The cat did try to bother me but he didn't get what he wanted. That was for me to get up.

I almost fixed myself a bag of kettle corn in the microwave but I wasn't in the mood. The last time I had a bag of it I ate all of it.


Saw a cousin of mine when we were getting supper. She asked me how much weight I've lost. I told her that I've lost 35 pounds so far but 10 of those pounds were this year and 70 pounds lost since I graduated high school in 1997. She said that I looked great and she could tell that I've lost weight. That made my day. Hope that it rubs off onto dad.


What a busy day. Just wish that it was warmer to go for a bike ride or went for a walk with the dog. It'll be a while before I can do that. Maybe next week.

The dog is trying to wake up my dad so he can take his medicine and go to bed. He was asleep but now awake. She was whining. At least she doesn't do that to me at night. She does that to me during the day.

I guess my youngest niece is doing fine and so is the baby. She saw the midwife today. I'm not sure how that appointment went. Never asked her mom abou the appointment. I can't text right now because the cell is being charged up and it's on the other side of the house.


I got the cell phone charged and I sent a text message to my sister-in-law in Minnesota to see how my youngest niece's appointment went with the midwife. Everything is fine. I'm happy with that. Makes me feel better. Cannot wait for my grandniece to get here.

I'm still pumped from what my cousin told me tonight. It felt good to have someone tell me how great I look and to keep going. There have been times I wanted to quit but after what my cousin said, I don't want to quit.

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JET-STREAM 4/6/2012 9:53PM

    Good for you!!!

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KBLASEN 4/5/2012 3:29PM

    Yay! Keep it up!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/5/2012 11:42AM

    You Go Girl!!! emoticon emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 4/5/2012 2:21AM


Compliments like that are so fun to get!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/5/2012 12:23AM

    Wow! Good for you. Congrats!

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    congrats on the weight loss!

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    Sounds like a great day!

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