Tuesday, September 7, 2004

2 weeks down

Well, it's been 2 weeks since I restarted. I only lost 4 pounds, but I lost 2" off my hips, 1" off my waist, 1/2" off my legs and arms!!

Stats today:

weight: 150

Hips: 37

Stomach: 37

Waist: 31

Chest: 37

Legs: 23 1/2

Arms: 11 1/2

Off to do Slim in 6...

Just found out ABTB is closed!! That pisses me off! Who does Don think he is?? Why not let someone else take over instead of closing it completely?? There are so many people there that care about the site and the community. Now where are those people going to go? AATW wasn't told about yet.. I was lucky enough to catch the link before ABTB closed. Just barely got it.


Cool.. Linda sent out a mass email to all members! Yayyyyyy Linda!!!

Jerry and I got our marriage license today! I was all giddy and junk! LOL I'm soooo excited! 8 days!!!!

Motivational Quotes

-Michael Jordan stated: "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

-If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll always get what you've got. ~ Brook

-Nothing tastes as good as thin feels. ~ Danny

-Ability is what you're capable of doing...Motivation determines what you do...Attitude determines how well you do it.

-A goal without a plan is just a wish.

-All the so-called "secrets of success" will not work unless you do.

-An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

-A person can fail many times, but they are not really a failure until they start to blame someone else.

-A 'wish' changes nothing. A 'decision' changes everything!

-Before you can break out of prison, you must realize that you are locked up.

-Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It's just a matter of how you view them.

-Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. (Thomas Carlyle)

-Deciding not to choose is still making a choice.

-Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. (William Jennings Bryan)

-Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

-"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "PRESS ON" has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race."

-"Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change."

-A father said to his son, "When Abe Lincoln was your age, he was studying books by the light of the fireplace."The son replied, "When Lincoln was your age, he was President."

-We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all exist very nicely in the same box.

-Failure to plan means planning to fail

-How Important Is It?

-KISS (Keep it simple silly)

-HALT (don't get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired)

-This Too Shall Pass

-One Day At a Time

-Get busy living or get busy dying

-Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours

-You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true.You may have to work for it, however

-Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there.What you choose to do with them is up to you

-Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

-The smaller i am, the larger i live

-Life is like looking in a rear view mirror, you can look back all you want but the only place to go is forward

-This is a stepping stone. You step on it and move on

-Don't give up what you want most for what you want at the moment.

-There is no such thing as willpower, just varying degrees of committment

-Life can only be understood by looking back, but must be lived by looking forward

-Superhuman willpower is not required to do Atkins, only the wisdom to put yourself into a position where you won't need it

-'Reach high...reach for the moon!!! If you fall, you'll catch yourself on a star

-People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be

-What I do today will make a better yesterday

-"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work." - Oprah

-Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".

-If you want something, don't wish for it, work for it.

-The only way to reach the goal is to first cross half the distance."

-Champions are afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning." - Billie Jean King

-"First you fuel the desire, then the desire will fuel you." - Napoleon Hill

-Practice does not make perfect! Practice makes permanent! If you practice incorrectly, you will permanently do it incorrectly!

-"Do or do not. There is no try." (Yoda from Star Wars)

-Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right

-Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it.

-Begin each day with two questions: 'What's good in my life?' - and 'What needs to be done?' The first question keeps us focused on the positives. The second reminds us that our life and well-being are our own responsibility --Nathaniel Branden

-Do it just to piss off the people that say you can't

-You may just be one person in the world, but you may be the world to one person

-Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing." -- William Feather, 1888-1981, Author

-I used to cry because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet

-Success is not a result of spontaneous combustion; you have to set yourself on fire

Monday, September 6, 2004

Water water water!! Posted by Hello


This is my 5th or more attempt at Atkins. The first attempt was really good... July through November, 2003. I lost 15 pounds (145 down to 130) and was doing really well. Then money problems took over and we survived on oodles of noodles and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Needless to say, I gained all the weight back, then some. When I restarted August 24, 2004 I was at 154. Last I checked I was at 150. I'm a little disappointed because the first time, I lost 8 lbs. but I'll get over it! Today was my last day of induction. I'll weigh and measure tomorrow. I did pretty well. I had a bad day on the 4th, but other than that, I stuck to plan. I might have a bite of something here and there, but nothing major. I'm trying really hard to stick with my exercise. That makes a world of difference! I want to look good for the "real" wedding ceremony next year! Plus it makes me feel so good. My blood sugars are under control without insulin and THAT is a wonderful feeling! I'm doing well with my water drinking and I know that helps. The day I cheated, I couldn't believe how dry my mouth was.. high BG and little water. Wow.. what a difference!

I can do this!!