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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!

liza36 - Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Weight: 193.0

I made a fatal mistake last night.  I went to the grocery store on the way home from work, and I was hungry.  Big mistake.  I bought and ate things that are clearly off limits!  I had some beef stew already made at home, just waiting to be heated up.  I don't know why I didn't just go home and heat that up.  Today is a new day. 

I'd love to get to jazzercise tonight.  I'm going to make it happen.  It will put me in a much better mood.

Have a good day, my  friends.

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

legcramps on 02/20/2014:
I make that mistake a lot!

Umpqua on 02/20/2014:
Oh yeah, shopping while hungry can lead to disaster. Good for you for having a positive attitude today, keep it up!

biscottibody59 on 02/20/2014:
Yes today is a new day--hope it's been good so far!

liza36 - Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

Weight: 193.0

Well, last week seemed like such a wash.  We got a ton of snow, and so my only exercise was to shovel 15 + inches of snow.  The city basically shut down.  I was home from work for a week - a combination of working from home and the office just being closed due to snow.  Today the temperature is pretty warm - around 50 degrees, so there is a lot of melting going on.

I wish I could say that I put all that free time at home to good use.  Not so.  I finally did some cooking and freezing portions yesterday.  At least I have meals for the next few days.  I have been doing a lot of reading about low-carb diets.  I did the Atkins diet years ago, and had some success after getting the hang of it.  I've been reading the "Carb Addicts" diet, and they have a slightly different approach - eat low carb, low fat for 2 meals, and the 3rd meal is a "reward" meal where you can eat whatever you want within reason, but the meal should last no longer than an hour.  I've been reading a lot about insulin, glucose, etc and how that affects your body.  I know that I prefer carbs, and that they are triggers for me.  My goal is to watch my carb intake to mainly vegetables, and cut out as much sugar as is possible.  Having a sweet tooth, that will be challenging.  But I'm going to give it a go.

I bought 5-pound hand weights to use at home.  Haven't used them yet, but I'm looking forward to starting up some sort of home exercises.  It's tough to get out to jazzercise every day, and I'm realizing I need to move more.  I would like to utilize my treadmill and weights at home.  It's going on my to-do list!

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

OhioRaven on 02/19/2014:
Keep it up Liz.

liza36 on 02/20/2014:

Umpqua on 02/19/2014:
We're expecting warmer temperatures too after today - finally! Carbs can be very sneaky so good for you for keeping an eye on your intake. I haven't heard of the Carb Addict diet but it may be a good way to "reset" your system to be more mindful of carbs. I hope you have a great week!

liza36 on 02/20/2014:
I know you've had success in the past with low carb. I'm going to give it another try.

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