Showing posts from July 10, 2005

Weigh-in did not go so well this morning

most likely due to my dinner last night - kind of salty. Also, I didn't drink enough water yesterday but I didn't realize it until late last night and I ain't drinking lots of water before bed that's for sure.

I am almost worried enough about my ankle to have it checked out; almost but not quite. I twisted it 2 weeks ago today and while it is much better it is not completely healed. It's still somewhat swollen and when I go to bed at night it bothers me and I end up taking Advil for the pain. It's very troubling. But it doesn't bother me during the day unless I'm on it too much. Oh well, I guess I'll continue to wait and see.

Well, I've sold my first coconut :) I've really been ignoring my website and that whole business but I got one sold today, YEAH!!! I've decided to put more effort into it and really try to get it off the ground. It would be great if I could make money at it. I don't want to make a fortune just some extra mone…

Caution: Deep Water Ahead!!!

I just hope I can make it clear.

I've been rolling this post around in my head for a couple of days and I finally decided it's time to tackle it.

I began this weight loss journey in Oct, 1998. Now I've tried many, many times before but this time I knew was the last time. In 2 1/2 years I lost almost 70 lbs. I was incredibly proud and happy of that. But I lost it. I got so I couldn't lose any more weight; I was constantly tired; and generally feeling crappy. The doctor told me I wasn't eating enough/properly. I used that as an excuse to quit WW and try to go it on my own. I ended up gaining back about 20 lbs and decided I couldn't do it on my own. 1 1/2 years ago I went back to WW with the firm committment that this was it. I will attend meetings every single week for the rest of my life. This was a lifestyle choice I was making and something I would have to do forever. Since then I've lost about 18 lbs and have completely changed the shape and composition…


Needed, badly!!! Actually, Renee is really a great inspiration to me. She is so motivated and has some incredible insights and it's a real pleasure to read her every morning.

Yesterday morning I got up and went for a bike ride and it felt great. Last night though I was so exhausted I just couldn't do my weight workout. This morning I was supposed to run but it was raining so hard I just couldn't drag myself out of bed. But tonight I will do something. I think I may walk on the treadmill while I watch "Hide and Seek." Honestly I'm still a little leary about running on my ankle. It still hurts 10 days after I twisted it. So while I was showering this morning I decided I'm just going to walk for a couple of days. I'll walk and get the ankle back to full function and then I can start running when I feel ready. I really think I was trying to push myself too hard too fast and that resulted in my not doing anything. Okay, that ends right here right now. I w…

Faster than a herd of turtles......

Last night we went out (something we don't really do all that often) to Turtle Bay Resort and saw Chuck Mangione. It was fun, we had a great time. Chuck plays an amazing horn and I love what I call Jazz "light" where it doesn't get all heavy and blusey and depressing. So a good time was had by all. Oh yeah, there was a fireworks display after and that was really awesome; better than the 4th of July.

So I am a total turtle freak (sea turtles that is). I live on the beach and can spend hours just watching the turtles bop around in the ocean by my house. I have a beautiful sea turtle tattooed on my ankle:

I have turtles populating the dashboard of my car:

It's hard to see but there are 4 stuffed turtles, a shark and a turtle visor. Luckily I have a huge dashboard.

I have turtle stickers all over my car, which you'll just have to trust me on cause the picture didn't come out right.

So last night we were at the "Turtle" Bay Resort and I purchased the new…