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Liza36 - Friday Oct 31, 2014

Weight: 197.6

I got on the scale this morning and I'm down 2.3.  Kind of surprised because I'm not fully on plan but just eating less I guess.  It's hard not to weigh myself every day, it's a hard habit to break, but I want to go to once a week.  That way I won't let the normal fluctuations derail me.  My official weigh in day is Saturday, so I'll weigh again tomorrow, and then stay off the scale for a week.

My weekend in not overly busy, so I'm going to take the opportunity to meal plan and cook for the coming week.  I find that if I'm prepared it's much easier to stay on track.  I am also going to start a 30 day challenge tomorrow of doing squats and pushups every day, working up in repetitions. The pushups will be tough - I'm pretty weak in my arms.  In general, my goal is consistency, not necessarily the amount of squats and pushups I can do, although improving in that would be nice.  Consistency with anything diet and exercise-related seems to be one of my hardest challenges to overcome. I'll let you know how it goes.

Progress as of today: 25.2 lbs lost so far, only 62.6 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 10/31/2014:
Good to see you on again--good luck with your goals there!

puddles on 10/31/2014:
Congrats - Scale addiction its hard to break. It is good when it goes down but when it goes up it puts a downer on your day. Have a great day.

museumgirl on 10/31/2014:
Congratulations on the loss!

shams on 10/31/2014:
Scale temptation... to scale every day can be hard. have a nice day

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Liza36 - Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Weight: 199.9

It's been quite a few months since I last posted.  I have been floundering - with weight, with emotions, with life.  I'm somewhat on auto pilot, but that does not equal a happy life. 

Regarding weight, I have steadily gained this year, and while I am not at my all time highest weight (hope never to go back to that number), I am practically 200 pounds, and miserable.  I think stress, disappointment, sadness, boredom, etc. have contributed to my gain.  It's very difficult to get back to losing, even though I know what to do.  For many months I was at a loss of what to do, which specific diet to follow because I feel like I've tried them all.  In reality, I know what works, and I just need the shear will and determination to do it.  I cave way to easily to food temptations and give in to emotional eating.  That part I'm not sure how to fix.

For now, I'm going to work hard to make good choices each day. I am impatient as far as weight loss goes (aren't we all), and want to lose 10 pounds a month.  That just might not be realistic, but we'll see how it goes.

I've been going back to jazzercise this week.  I will average 3 times a week of jazzercise.  I have a treadmill that I'd like to start using on the other days.  I hope coming back to DD will help me with accountability.

Progress as of today: 22.9 lbs lost so far, only 64.9 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/30/2014:
Welcome back.

OhioRaven on 10/31/2014:
I remember you. Welcome back, Lisa.

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Liza36 - Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Weight: 192.1

It's been very quite on DD lately.  Hope everyone is doing well.

I've been to jazzercise a few times lately.  I do enjoy it.  It's just fitting it in, and making sure I don't overdo it with my back issues.  I've been on a few walks as well since the weather has improved.

Eating has been another story.  I must get control of that!

Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 57.1 lbs to go!

Liza36 - Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Weight: 192.1

In the last 2 weeks I've done a ton of cooking - mainly for other people, dinner parties, etc.  So it has been tough to diet - I didn't want to subject other people to my sparse diet menu, so I just put dieting on hold, so to speak.  Not the best idea, but that's what I've done.  I have several friends who are losing weight by various methods, and I am hoping that it kicks me in the behind to get going again.  I don't want to be left behind!

I've been to jazzercise a few times in the last 2 weeks and it feels good.  I have back issues, so sometimes, most of the time, my back is hurting just 10 minutes into the class.  I've tried to modify some of the moves and decrease the intensity.  It seems to be helping.  I want to supplement with using my treadmill at home.  Tonight will be a treadmill night.


Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 57.1 lbs to go!

Liza36 - Tuesday Apr 01, 2014

Weight: 192.1

I have not been doing well since traveling.  It's so hard to stay on plan while in the airports and hotel, and at one point, I just gave up and ate whatever.  Each day since being back I've told myself to get back to my plan, and I just haven't done it.  I'm frustrated with myself, and I just have to decide to do it no matter what.  I have several family dinners over the next few days, so it will be tough to be 100% on plan, but I will do my best.  I do hate the bloated and "puffy" feeling. 

I got the blood work results today from my annual physical, and my cholesteral is a little on the high side.  Not enough for medication, but my doctor wants me to control it with diet and exercise.  I will have to do some research on what exactly to do.  Also, my vitamin D is very low.  It's been that way for several years, but I will have to take prescription level vitamin D.  Maybe that will help with my lack of energy I seem to have these days. 

I've got to get in some exercise.  I have a treadmill staring at me everyday - I must use it!

Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 57.1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/01/2014:
We're in the same boat, but we CAN do it!!

Liza36 - Friday Mar 21, 2014

Weight: 192.1

Not much new to report.  Still holding steady with weight.  No loss this week.  I'm ok with that, considering I've had a few "unapproved" foods, such as chocolate and ice cream.  Weekends are the hardest for me to stay on track.  I'm going to work hard this weekend to be very conscientious about eating.  I also plan to get to jazzercise.  It's been several weeks, and I miss it.

Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 57.1 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/21/2014:
It sounds like everything is going well. That's a long day of travel you have on Monday, I hope it goes as smoothly as possible. Enjoy your weekend!!

Maria7 on 03/21/2014:
Love chocolate and ice cream...but it does not love me...not easy to resist, either!

Liza36 - Thursday Mar 20, 2014

Weight: 192.1

Before my Arizona work trip over the weekend, I saw a low of 190 - that was a loss of 4 pounds last week.  I knew that eating on the road was going to be tough, especially keeping it low carb.  I did my best, but came back at 192.  That has been holding steady for the last 3 days.  I had a slip up yesterday, veering off my diet to eat out for lunch with colleagues at my favorite Thai restaurant, and indulging in ice cream last night.  I blame TOM which showed up yesterday.  It's amazing how my resolve can change with hormonal changes.  I actually hate to blame bad behavior on TOM, but sometimes those cravings are strong, or I just don't feel good so don't care.  Anyway, it's back on track for me today.

My AZ trip was very short, just the weekend, but I had about 2 hours to sit in the sun by the pool on Sunday afternoon.  The warm sunshine and blue skys did a ton of good - I felt so much better.  We've had such a bitter cold and long winter.  I even came home on Monday to another 6 inches of snow.  Ugh!  That brief sunshine was wonderful!

I head to Chicago for the day next Monday.  That's right - just the day!  I fly in and back the same day.  Hate doing that, but the company won't spring for 1-night stay.  I'm going to be very tired at work the next day!  It actually takes me a few days to recover from travel like that.  As long as I can stay on my low-carb eating plan, I'll deem that a success.

Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 57.1 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/20/2014:
Wow, that is a lot of traveling in such a short time but you seem to have adapted quite well to it.

Liza36 - Friday Mar 14, 2014

Weight: 191.5

On Monday this week I was determined to just get back on track, no matter what.  I was home with a migraine, but despite that, I managed to eat low carb and sensible portions once I felt better from the migraine.  One good day begets another, and Tuesday I did equally well.  Wednesday I had company for dinner, so I ate things I would not normally eat, like rice, corn, cookies.  I decided not to stress out about it - it's one meal out of the week.  Just keep going.  I've managed to lose about 3 pounds so far this week.  Just water weight, I'm sure, but it feels good to have the scale moving again.  Now comes the hard part - I'm leaving tomorrow morning for Tucson, AZ for business, returning on Monday.  Eating hotel and airport food might be tough to stay on a low carb diet.  I will do my best, and will weigh in on Tuesday morning.  Hopefully I will have minimal damage.

I had my yearly physcial at the doctor's this week.  I'm waiting for blood work results.  My doctor suggested I have a sleep study done for possible sleep apnea.  I immediately thought of Biscotti, and how having a c-pap machine has been beneficial.  I'll look into it when I get back in town.  Not really wanting to go through that whole process, so we shall see.

Have a good, healthy weekend, friends!

Progress as of today: 31.3 lbs lost so far, only 56.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/14/2014:
Enjoy your trip!

glassgirl3 on 03/14/2014:
3 pounds in 1 week is great. Have a good trip

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2014:
have a good day, nice job managing with a migraine!

Liza36 - Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Weight: 193.0

Still trying to find my groove.  Not happening since I have had several meals out with friends or co-workers.  I'm also trying to eat up things in my house/freezer rather than throw them out.  I plan to be more low-carb by the weekend, and next week. 

No exercise.  I've been pretty stressed about work and the amount of it I have.  Not sleeping well either.  I hope it's just a phase due to work. 

Progress as of today: 29.8 lbs lost so far, only 58 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/27/2014:
I hope your workload lightens up soon and you can focus more on YOU :)

biscottibody59 on 02/28/2014:
Keep at it! You can do this!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/02/2014:
Hoping you fully get into your groove soon. When I go out practically to any restaurant I go to, I look for the vegetable dishes. I try hard to order mostly vegetables compared to whatever else I may be ordering. This way I can indulge and get very full for little calories. Last night was easy bc it was takeout Thai with my best friend. I ordered veggie only dishes and had them with also a vegetable soup and mixed in some tofu I had at home. I also had about half the tasty white sticky rice for a change of pace. I ate a ton but no worries bc mostly veggies even in sauce are low cal compared to mostly grains and meat dishes :)

As for my crush, I really really wanna tell him he has a nice gluteus Maximus hahaha. My friend dares me to - we will see how I feel in the moment! Haha

Liza36 - Friday Feb 21, 2014

Weight: 193.0

I did make it to jazzercise yesterday.  I left work early to get there.  My back started hurting within 10 minutes, but I made it through the hour workout.  I'm sore today.  I plan to go again on Saturday morning, my back willing. 

I don't know why I do the things I do, sometimes.  I ordered pizza last night, and felt like I completely ruined a good workout.  I had nutritious healthy food in the house, but chose not to eat it.  I don't know why I can be so determined sometimes, and other times I feel like I just don't have it in me to stick to any kind of sensible plan.  As I'm eating, I'm saying to myself...why am I doing this?  I don't really know, and it can be very frustrating. 

Tomorrow is the day to make a plan, write it down, recommit to myself and start to get this weight off.  (I'd say today is the day, but work and activities tonight prohibit the amount of time needed to think through these things.)  You know the saying of feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?  That's how I am today.

Progress as of today: 29.8 lbs lost so far, only 58 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/21/2014:
Congrats on getting in the jazzercise class! Maybe it would help you to write out a food plan for the week in advance? Also, if you've had a long day and feel like ordering out, maybe get a different option (like sushi or a a big salad with chicken or shrimp?) There are certainly plenty of times I've had a long day and just don't feel like cooking and we order out, so I know how that goes.

liza36 on 02/21/2014:
Thanks - it would help to write out the plan for a week. I used to do that, and want to get back in that habit. Ordering out should be ok if I just make better choices. Thanks for that reminder!

grannyannie on 02/21/2014:
Well done on doing jazzercise! Hope your back feels better soon. I do the same as you when I eat something I shouldn't, I can't seem to knock sense into myself. Have a healthy weekend!

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