Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I've done well today.. I've eaten carefully and have had a really great workout once again.
Hopefully by next week, there will be an even greater loss of weight.
The thing that bothers me the most is that I feel so weightless in the water, but when I get out, I feel like I weigh 3 tons and can bearly move! The whirlpool is just the thing to get my muscles warmed and joints too.. ahhhhh... very very relaxing.
By the way.. Exercise is a pleasant experience.. especially in the pool.
Water intake is up.. no wonder.. And, I'm eating breakfast.. a good one. I am serious about getting healthy and back to a reasonable weight again.

What I want to eat and what I need to eat are two different things!

Monday, October 27, 2008

-4 pounds


I have decided that Mondays will be weigh-in days for the record.. the total for the past week has been 4 pounds ! I'm delighted !!
Exercise is on the agenda for the day.. the high point of my day in fact. I'm headed for the Y this afternoon with Jane.. we are going to do some water aerobics.

Staying with the diet plan.. need to increase the water intake.
Had a great workout with Jane today.. we are going back tomorrow to try again. This should be super good for me..
It's left me so relaxed and pleased with myself for actually taking that first step.. (dunk)
After all the exercise, I was shocked at how heavy I was getting out of the pool.. oh...forevermore! We headed to the toasty whirlpool and spent almost 10min there to warm up our muscles.. we did warm up exercises before we worked out too.
Tomorrow I'll be in the class with Jane.. aquarthritis.. lookin' forward to it.

2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches,in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Now that my feet are set solidly on the ground again...
Breakfast was:
2 egg whites, 1 yolk with zucchini, yellow squash, green pepper, green onion
1/2 c cottage cheese
OH.. my Jello has frozen!!!! I'll peel a bit off for now.. and see what unfreezes later...

ham slices filled with cream cheese.. not much, just a tad
what's left of my jello...

Drinking plenty of water.. up to 2 c /day now and then coffee... up to 3c/day now..hmmmmm

Supper :
leftovers tonite.. I have some chicken, pork.. and lots of veggies. Tonite, canned veggies
Ok.. I had canned tuna with chopped green onion
and green beans.. yummy!
Jello.. pretty good
Snack: peanuts

1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.



I have had curiosity about whether my new diet plan is working.. it's reinforcing to step on the scales this morning.. I'm down 3 pounds!!! OH YEAH !

Friday, October 24, 2008

Still on the wagon.. eating right.. getting a little exercise.
Breakfast: 2 egg whites, 1 yolk, sliced mushrooms,green onions- cooked in olive oil
Dollop of cottage cheese

snack: slices of lean ham

Lunch: 2 hard boiled egg whites
left over chicken stew- just a cup

Snack:Peanuts.. fresh roasted.. I shared a cup with the squirrels too
Fresh baby carrots and a couple slices of cream cheese

Supper:Pork roast.. enough to fill me up..
tossed veggie salad
1/4 c Wendell's SF cheesecake pudding.......not bad!

Snack: Black cherry jello.. SF of course..

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What's for breakfast?

Eggs.. thanks, Charlie for loading me up again.
Eggs and fresh veggies in a skillet with a tad of olive oil. Perhaps a veggie omelet.
I'm kind of looking forward to this.

Lunch: SF cherry jello plain
Salad .. lettuce topped with carrots, onion, tomato, cottage cheese, and a handful of chicken from last night's stew... oh, so good!

Snack: Peanuts.. fresh roasted and unsalted
(I shared a handful with Gray today too)

Supper: Mozzerella cheese shredded, black olives, red peppers.. and mushrooms too.
SF Jello


1 Timothy 4:8

8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

Right off the bat, I can see my water intake is poor. I've never been a good water drinker. That's an issue needing addressed.. how to make sure I'm drinking enough. I may have to buy a graduated water vessel to carry around with me so I can keep score.

Today will be a challenge. It's office day and the norm is for one of the drug reps to buy us lunch. I have to keep my head above water here.
I'll be carrying my lunch with me..
cottage cheese, some of my chicken left from the stew, and lots of fresh veggies in a salad. I got my own little bottle of olive oil for the dressing. Last night I made SF jello to go with me too.

It's hard to keep up fluids when I'm running at the office. It's pretty fast paced. Perhaps I'll take a bottle of water with me and keep it on the prep table. Out of view of the patients yet visited frequently. I can take a slug or two while I'm mixing.

One good thing about the office is that I do get more exercise there than at home. I'm constantly on my feet and moving.. a good thing.

Jane and I are getting ready to finalize my plan to join the Y with her. She's already a member.
The first full week of November should give me almost the whole week to go daily to the Y for some water aerobics.. and then Wendell and I will be heading to Wendy's that weekend. Lots of challenges ahead, but I can do this.

One day at a time...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I'm a carboholic. There... I said it.
Now I need a reasonable plan..
Cut out the bread, sugar, baked stuff, fruits (for the moment), cookies, cakes, candy, pasta..
And eat reasonably.. 3 meals and 2 snacks every day.
Can I do it? YES, I CAN !!!!

Starting out anew

Today is my day of reckoning. I have hit the scales this morning, and my work is cut out for me.
Coffee will be my freebie.. with Coffeemate creamer. It's non dairy.

Breakfast: 2 large fresh eggs
1/2 c cottage cheese

Snack : 1 egg white boiled (watching my cholesterol)
1/2 c brussels sprouts
1/2 c carrot sticks
1/4 large green pepper

Lunch:The above left me so full, I opted for fresh roasted peanuts

Supper; chicken stew.. just the solids, no gravy
2 med shrimp

cottage cheese.. 3/4 c
1 roma tomato.. a nice big one

AOTD (Activity of the Day): I walked out to the end of the driveway and brought back the empty garbage can... a big one on wheels.

1 Peter 5:10
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October 21,2008

Gramma Camp 2008.. me with the grandkids.. my pictures tell me I have to get back 'on the wagon' with the weight problem..
So.. the program begins tomorrow and the exercise will be swimming for the moment.. or exercising in the pool at the Y with Jane... as often as we can.
Gotta lose a lot of weight here.
Pray I do well please.