Sunday, March 29, 2009


Well finally had to go shopping for new clothes. Dropped two sizes since first of year! I only bought a few things as I fully intend to lose more. The only thing scary about it is I've been thinner before only to gain little by little. I just need to remember to cut one of those little's when it makes an appearance next time.

One thing I discovered is that I must have also shrunk. All the pants are way too long...must be made for those 6' models (or 4" heels).

Did not go to workout at all this weekend. I figured walking around the shops all day was enough exercise. I even took a cooler with my homemade lunch and had in the car when I needed to eat. No more being out and just happening by the Chick fil a. That's what I did while Christmas shopping last year. It tastes good but I don't want to think about the calories.

Need to close now and go have a MD 64. Just perfect for me.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hello again

I keep forgetting to update blog...must remember to check everyday.

Went for yearly physical and was told I was 20 pounds lighter than one year ago! Sounds great to me but I need MORE. Still would like to lose 10 pounds or so.

I feel so much better losing the weight I have already. Need to get back on active workout program but am waiting until I hear what's wrong with my neck. Nothing seems to be helping get rid of pain. I discovered today that I will not be able to watch tennis matches since turning my head back and forth repeatedly almost makes me faint from the pain. My pain is not as bad as some people experience but I don't want ANY pain! There must be something that can be fixed by the proper care...I just don't know what that is right now. Maybe I find out next week...seeing a new doctor.

Pray for me and all others in pain. The world is too much fun to experience it in pain. Need to go walk now. I can, at lease, still do that.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Went for x-ray of rib this morning and was weighed at the doctor's office. Last doctor visit in August 2008 I was 158. Today I was 144.8!!!!! Gym scale must be accurate. Good news.

Ok everyone...I have clearance to start execising again. I just have to watch my rib and try to control myself when moving and stretching. That shouldn't be too hard since it HURTS when I do that!

Went to the gym and walked on the treadmill...first time for about a week. Felt really good. No problems with leg, back, etc. Will try to start out small and do some of new exercises tonight. Plenty to do without involving neck or rib. We'll see how it goes.

Just want to say that discovering that I can lose weight at MY age is good. I was always telling myself that since I'm OLD I may not be able to lose weight like I want. It's a good thing I finally decided to give it a try.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Away too long

Can't believe I've been away from the blog for so long. It's all new to me so I will need to get on a schedule of blogging every day.

Still making progress on the fitness plan...last weigh in was 145! I am so pleased with this weight loss. For years I kept saying I needed to lose some weight but never really tried. New year plans include more travel and the desire to be more fit. Don't exactly know what the motivation was but, who cares, I'm doing it!

Have experienced a little set back with the exercise routine...have either a bad sprain of rib tissue or a broken rib. I got a little too determined to clean the tub and leaned a bit too hard against the side of the big tub (maybe next time I need to clean from the inside). Anyway that has stopped any workouts but that doesn't mean I not still moving as much as I can. I am still watching my meal portions and making sure I have small meals and snacks throughout the day. I don't deny myself I just don't eat EVERYTHING that appears before me. It's a good plan for me.

I want to get back to exercising (I miss it--go figure) and I'm sure I will once all injuries have healed. I'm not where I want to be but I'm further from where I was...good progress!