Saturday, February 20, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

239...Woohoo! I'm in the 230's, yeah!

And in a couple hours, I am on my way to Oregon with my sister for 5 days of family fun...baptism and a wedding. I suspect I will gain some this week as we will be staying with family and eating what we are served but I am not going to just give up. I will still try to get my water in and watch my portions. I am sure I will get more activity in than I do at home. So hopefully it won't be too bad.

Wish me luck and I will talk to you next Thursday. Bye...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Small Goals

I just realized how close I am to some of my goals. One more pound and I will officially be in the 230's. Doesn't seem like much til I think that I started in the 260's. Then I only have four more pounds to be at 10% weight loss. Yippee! And then six pounds after that is the weight I was when I got pregnant with my last son. And that was my average weight for 1977. And just 16 months before that I weighed 170 when I got pregnant with my first son. Too bad it doesn't come off as fast as it goes on. That is only 20 pounds over my goal weight. Somehow it doesn't seem as impossible when I look at it that way. Hmmmmm!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

I gained two pounds, which I can only imagine was the two large orders of french fries that felt so good to my throat. So instead of totally blowing the whole eating healthy thing (which I would have done before) I just acknowledged that I can't do that, gained my two pounds & went right on like it didn't happen. Now I have lost those two and they took another one with them...Woohoo! 22 pounds total!

And now after this brief message, I am going back to bed to die again! Darn bronchitis! Hope you all have a great Valentines Day! Watch out for those sweet treats!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I'm Sick!

Boy am I sick....had a sore throat and thought it would be like every other time I get any sign of getting a cold...I wake up dead the next day. I am prone to bronchitis and just don't waste time on colds, just goes straight to my lungs.

This time I was not feeling it, just the sore throat and fever. Go figure, my body was being caught up with me. Went to the doc yesterday and was expecting him to just tell me it was a virus...blah blah blah! Not, he said it was bronchitis and lets throw in a sinus infection for good measure. He gave me an anti biotic and cough syrup. Hadn't really been coughing but I took it cuz ya never know when you will be and might need it.

And last night I needed it! Woke up coughing and I think I coughed for 20 minutes straight before I dared to get off the potty and go back to bed. Poor hubby, don't think he got much sleep last night. Just hate it when the doc is right!

But just so you don't think that I have really died this time...I may not post until the 24th or so. If I am feeling better by next Saturday, I am going to Oregon with my Sister. Her grandson is getting baptized on Sunday and her granddaughter is getting married on Tuesday. It'll be a busy time so please pray for me to get over this quicker than normal and be up and ready to go. Thanks!

And now without further delay, I am going to go collapse in my chair and my book, and lots of kleenex, and water, and a Popsicle and probably two cats and a dog. Nite all!

My daughter brought me some homemade chicken soup! =) Love that kid!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I don't know what is going on but I have lost a bunch of weight this week! What's up with that? I have played with the same couple pounds for 4-5 weeks and then I have lost just about every day this week, 3 pounds just this morning. I love it but this is not how I lose weight...hmmmmm! I am talking 7-8 pounds in the last week! Is it all gonna find me again next week?

Monday, February 08, 2010


Woke up with a nasty cold this morning. Yuck! I hate colds. They usually don't last long tho as I usually have bronchitis by the second day! I should have known I was coming down with something as I have not been able to get warm for several days now.

But the good news is...I lost another two pounds! I am thrilled about that...woo-hoo!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Another one bites the dust!

Lost another pound, sure wish it would take some of it's friends with it! I feel better eating healthier but the weight sure is coming off slow this time. I still can't do much in the line of exercise. I also am not recording every calorie. I find that when I do that, my every waking thought concerns food...don't like that. So I am keeping a rough count and don't you know (really) when you are consuming too many calories, atleast when you are the one doing the cooking? I don't like dieting at all, so we'll see if I can do this healthy stuff and try to watch my portions and incorporate exercise if and when I can.

I have been kicking around the idea of going back on Prism (phase one) for a couple weeks every now and then. It is so restrictive but it will jump start my metabolism and clean out all the junk. We'll see. No sugars, no breads of any kind, no potatoes, hmmmm!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Keepin' On Keepin" On...

I have come to the realization that not weighing is not working for me. Because of my Pseudo Tumor Cerebri, I have to keep track of the fluid buildup and in order to do this I must verify my suspicians with the scale. I can usually tell when I am making too much fluid, but the scale definitely confirms it. Then I know to take my pills for a few days to get rid of it. I will lose between 7-10 pounds in a couple days. Then I am good to go again.

I have lost another pound so that is a good thing. Then I gained from the build-up of fluid in my brain. I have lost 8 pounds in two days, have one more to be back where I was. Gets kinda tricky to figure out how I am doing at times, depends on the day! I have stayed off the scale in between times tho!