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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The scale is my friend today.

Yes-siree! The scale is my friend today. I actually lost a little under a pound. Babysteps! I'm doing good and limiting the amount I eat.

My flushing is 2x the allowance, though... so far...

I still look at myself and wonder what the heck happened. Although I truly know what happened and how it happened. I am still slightly in denial. Time goes by so fast and the tomorrows come too soon without enough time to start the things I promised myself.

But oh! well! Back to being good...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Wouldn't ya know it? The weather turned SUPER hot. Exercise is SUPER hard in this weather, but maybe I'll go for a walk later in the evening.

I wish my bike was accessible, but my husband has it on the trailer and packed for camping... which we aren't doing for another month. It would be cool to go for an evening ride. The breeze... ah....

Eatingwise, I'm doing pretty good. Drinking lots of water which worries me. Since our water rationing, it has been calculated that each person get 4 flushes per day. What! I stay home all day and drink water. I know for a fact that I flush more than that. And what if someone is sick? Ugh! Something more to sway someone from good health...

Monday, June 29, 2009

On Track

So I've lost 1.5 pounds in a week. Almost back to where I was. It is extremely hard. You know what they say... Don't go gung ho all out when you start. Babysteps. I originally started exercising and dieting at the same time. It lasted a while, then I got hurt and got off the train. I now realize I did too much at one time for non-support at home. I need to take babysteps and do the best I can to make things a habit.

Oh! And I added two gadgets to my blog... one for healthy tips and the other for weight loss tips. Check them out. They change each day. Come back again...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer's Here!

My body didn't quite get to where I wanted. I knew in my heart it would take longer, but was thinking I'd had have a gift of magic.

I need to remember the magic is me and it is a slow magic. I've managed to level off, but need to restart again. No support really reflects badly. I can't do separate meals for everyone. It's hard, but I need to regain focus. Any suggestions?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Joined "SparkPeople" Today

I know it's been over a month, but I really have been busy... too busy to write. Sorry 'bout that!

I haven't gained that much of the original weight lost back, but I did gain some (1/2 of it). I will lose it again.

I quit drinking so much water... BAD Lisa, BAD!!! So today I am picking that back up again. I will take a walk later tonight and begin again in babysteps.

My problem is that I went gungo-ho and burned myself out. But... I'm back, still here... whatever you want to call it.

If you want to have a customized weight plan and team support (FOR FREE!), go to and sign up. Please put in that I (charligirl88) referred you and you should be given the option to some of the teams I belong to. Wouldn't that be fun? We could do this weight-loss, healthy lifestyle thingy together!

Have fun and healthy eating. Like me... DON'T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Still Here...

And a little sore, but that's to be expected. I did the Level 1 today and walked this morning, just to clear my head and wake me up. The smells in the early morning are glorious, especially with the orange blossoms budding. Wow.

Yesterday I had a "ick" moment. I was gardening, on my knees, and I looked down. What I saw disgusted me. My legs were like huge sausages, bulging from their casings! I don't want to be like that. I will stay on track this time.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Guess What?

I'm back!

I did Jillian Michaels Level 1. I'm starting back at the bottom, although not from the same weight as originally. Yeah. Water, Water, WATER!

It beat me up. Help me along, and we will all do well!

The past couple of weeks have been extremely hard. I lost my motivation, went on vacation, plus had my kids on Spring Break. All no-nos when you are at the beginning of losing weight. They are definitely major obstacles to overcome. But... the kids went back to school today, so I am re-scheduling myself and am on a mission to succeed.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm here... just a little there...

I'm here. A little off track, but slowly getting back on the horse. I gained a little bit back while on vacation (boy is that hard!), but have slowly been taking it off (and working it off) the past couple of days. I hope to be blogging like normal again. I've got to get my stuff together and get there. But I will. With my willPOWER! Yippee!

Thanks to all of you who did not give up on me and continue to visit. I will prevail!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Back On Track (Again!)

Here I am. I worked out today and have been eating wonderful delicious fruit. I'm also drinking a ton of water. All to make up for the past two weeks.

I know I didn't feel good and gave my little injury a vacation. Yes, I regret it. I guess I didn't maintain my weight as much as I thought, because boy... do I have a lot of work to do.

I am so drained from my workout today. I began back at Level 1 on Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred. Yes, it finally came in the mail. And yeah! It kicked my butt. I'm seriously feelin' it now. I was exhausted during the workout, but I did it. I am proud of myself. And I will keep this up.

Holler if you are here!!!!!!!!

BTW - the widget you see in the upper right hand corner is for my daughter. She is in Honors English, and they are planning an educational tour to Europe next June (2010). It pains me to see her go this far away from me, yet I know it will give her a better global understanding of the world today and the variety of cultures. I want my child to be aware and am allowing her to go. However, we need your support. You can donate money to the fund or send in your donations. Just click "CHIP IN" and it will send you to a site where you can pay via PayPal. PayPal will not charge you. But... it does charge us a small amount. We have a little over $4000 to earn by May 2010. Please help us help Renee to reach this goal. Thanks ahead of time! lisa

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm Still Here...

I may not be doing as good as I should. That will change right now. I weighed in and have maintained my weight. My injury feels better, but between that and heel spurs, I've been barely makin' it, and I'm just so tired. Look forward to next week, when I'll be blogging and running again. Thanks for checkin' in on me.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ho Hum...

Once again, I didn't work out. I started to, but had to stop. My tail bone was burning. So, I just walked back and forth at the swim meet I officiated today. Um... don't know how much I walked (shoulda worn a pedometer), but it was from 9am-3pm. A 10 min break. Not bad. I hardly ate anything and still am not hungry. Lots of water intake, though.

Tomorrow will be the same, only with one hour less sleep (thank you Daylight Savings Time). This is the time of year I both regret and enjoy. I like the extra daylight, but hat the losing the hour tomorrow... especially since I have to get up early. Ugh! for me.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Getting there slowly...

But that's okay. I haven't been doing the deprivation thing, so I'm okay. I'm almost back down to what I was a couple of weeks ago. Didn't exercise today either, as I fell yesterday. Hold on... I'm okay, I was just doing something stupid and stepped up on something I shouldn't have, and it collapsed on me, and I fell... on my butt... literally. But, as I came crashing down, I hit my shin on the chair I was on (as it fell over), and now I have a 6" square bruise (totally black and blue), and it hurts.

Water is good. Life is good. Sleep is good. Goodnight.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

No Exercise Today...

Today will be my rest day, since I've been going and going for over 7 days. My eating has been sporatic at best, but I have been exercising. Water is my friend.

Pictures will be posted by next Monday; I just haven't downloaded yet and feel like I'm semi-neglecting this blog.

Didn't feel like writing yesterday, as I really didn't have time. I've been trying my hardest to only use the computer for a short period of time, and I've been keeping super busy. My dishes are always done!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Oops! I Forgot to Measure, Weigh & Photo Yesterday!

But... I did it today. A day late. I did put in my weight from yesterday, though.

Today I did Bob's workout. Then I ran around, like I had to for various errands. Next, I cut down all of my grape vines, weeded for an hour, and started to clip the knarly branches into kindling. Hard work.

Juan finished picking the front for me, so all I had to do was sift and sort. I also shoveled. Yikes... those muscles sure hurt from yesterday.

I am very tired. It is hard to write. I ate okay yesterday and so far today.

I'll post pics later. I lost my file on previous measures, so I can't compare. Oh well. Fresh start (again!).

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ouch! It Hurts!

My whole body is aching right now. This morning, I walked for 1/2 hour, then spent almost an hour with a pick, tearing through the tight weeds and mounds of grass. SUPER hard work for me! Now my shoulders and back are totally feeling it, and I'm not even close to being done.

As for eating? Ugh! I just want to eat and eat and eat and eat. Nothing is taming this monster. Sometimes I find myself with the will power and others, I just give in, but make the portions super small or even just a taste. I'm hungry all the time! But I am still maintaining.

I will get back outside once it cools down. Otherwise, I'm in here for the day with chores to do. I'm cleaning out my crafting areas and trying to get my mending pile free of mending. This, too, is hard work that kills my back and shoulders.

I've worked out every day for a whole week and am pretty proud of myself. Hopefully, I can keep this going. I've decided to do the cardio for another week, then go back to Jillian, unless the cardio is taken off (I hate that!) of Time Warner.

I'm drinking lots of water and just had my cup of coffee. However, I decided to limit it to two cups, as one just isn't enough, but I did cut down on the amount of sugar and cream I am using. Not much... but still a cut down.