Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Yeah... yesterday was a bump in the road. I've been good till yesterday.
I had coffee for breakfast and a hoagie for lunch..thanks to John and Mandy.
Supper was about 9pm.. a small dish of rice.
Not a healthy day .. not healthy eating.
Today is another day. I've had 2 slices of toast with peanut butter and a banana. Coffee is always on my menu.
Hopefully, things will improve here. Back to the 1800 cal ADA diet !!!!

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Walking has been my favorite exercise for many years now. It's a healthy thing to do..
I won't get into all the benefits, but I know from experience that it gives me a boost of energy that no B12 can offer..
Today I thought I'd be able to add (or subtract) 2#... but , alas, only one.. well, I'm not unhappy..it's a LOSS, not a gain or a standstill. Pretty good for one week anyway.. not even one week. AMEN

Friday, October 27, 2006


My daily habit is to get on the scales when I get up and before I get dressed or eat. Not just a habit, but directed by my PCP in return for my complaint that my ankles swelled so much I couldn't see them any more. It is the result of vascular disease I've had for many years.
The scales were always dreaded, but today, not so. I welcome the scales and look to the DOWNSIZING of my body. I wasn't disappointed this morning either.. Tomorrow I'll set the ticker to reflect yet another loss. It's amazing when I think that I ate till I was well satisfied last evening.
Breakfast: coffee, cereal, toast, fruit
Lunch: chicken salad sandwich...
Supper: to be decided later. Likely soup and sandwich at work.

Snack.. fruits !!
I may get some pretzels to help me along with my bread exchanges. This seems to be a problem area.
Gotta get some bottled water too. I'll stop on my way to work today to get a case.
Can't wait to post tomorrow !!

Thursday, October 26, 2006


What a surprise today.. I have to weigh every day anyway because of the fluid
on my ankles, but when I got on the scales I'd lost 5# in 2 days!! I'm assuming
that my increased intake of plain old water + just trying to stay on the 1800
calorie diet has been the reason.. no offence, Mr Simmons..
I'm finding it difficult to get all the servings of bread in each day.. but with
pizza 2 nights ago (veggie lovers), and last night's alfredo chicken, I'm able to
get at least close. I'm not much of a bread eater.

I'll be packing a lunch today..
Tuna salad and then some fruit.. canned pineapple and an apple..
Breakfast? Well, if I can pull it together before I have to leave, it'll be same
as yesterday.. eggs and toast and fruit.
Works for me !! If not.. Hello McDonalds..and an egg McMuffin..
Just have to keep counting exchanges and then drink a lot more water.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Trying to stay on target.. breakfast is not a problem.. it's the rest of the day that causes stress..
This morning?
2 Eggs
2 toast/butter
2 fruits.. peaches ! mmmmmm

Can't decide whether to meet with Richard Simmons or take my walk outdoors.. it's pretty chilly, but not when I'm walking..

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I'm off to a good start today..
Cheerios/milk for breakfast
Cottage cheese/ peaches for lunch..
toast too.
So far 1 coffee and 2 warm-ups..
Gotta get the water going here.

Dishes are washing.. Richard Simmons and I have been doing a
super duper workout.. WHEW!
Not feeling chilly now.

Monday, October 23, 2006

1800 calorie ADA diet

FAT: 3


Gotta take off some pounds.. JJ has the right idea.. gonna get me a ticker and tick off those pounds. It makes me more accountable.
My plan is to use the 1800 ADA diet, but without the sugar substitutes that make my gut ache.
I had Cheerios for breakfast with some lactose free coffee creamer. Will try to use Lactaid milk hereafter.
I dont' suppose today I'll be having lunch, but supper will be either soup or a sandwich at the hospital.
Gotta put in some healthy groceries.
I'm on my mark,,,,, set to ........... GO..... tomorrow likely. Hehehe
Gotta get my ticker up. I'm planning to lose 30 pounds by Christmas.