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mylilsista - Friday Mar 01, 2013
(Calorie Control & exercise)
Weight: 189.0

I weighed in this morning and was thrilled to discover that I'm finally under 190!  I weigh 189 now (doing the happy dance)! Nineteen pounds down, Nineteen pounds to go!  I'm halfway to my target weight. 

I got hired last week for a job that is part-time (as needed, really).  I'm grateful to have it but will continue searching for something full-time, with benefits.  Had a job interview today, which I felt went well.  Of course, there will be other people interviewed and the employer will pick the person he feels is best suited to meet the company's need(s).  So, I'll wait and continue searching until I hear otherwise.

My date is tonight (whoo-hoo!)  I haven't been on a date in a long time; this guy "seems" nice but that doesn't mean he is.  Only time will tell.

Anyway, back to the most exciting news, I lost another pound!!!!!!!!!!!!

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/01/2013:
Have a great time on your date tonight!!! And congrats on the part-time job; it's better than nothing at all, right?

Puddles on 03/01/2013:
Congrats on both job and weight loss. Have a great time tonight.

OhioRaven on 03/01/2013:
Hey, Sister. I'm so happy for you. I'm always happy to see the "Happy Dances" on here. Is this the same guy from last Saturday?

lolla on 03/01/2013:
Welcome to the 180 something, I am so happy for you. I hope the date goes very well and he IS as nice as he appears to be. KEEP GOING forward, you are over the middle of the way hill. Now it is all down hill... congrats.

V on 03/01/2013:
Yayyyy Congrats again this week! You are on a roll my friend :) Please give us details on the date, I hope he is a good catch for you!

OhioRaven on 03/02/2013:
I'll come by and chaperone. I gotta keep my little sister safe.

V on 03/02/2013:
Aww that sucks..I guess I will have to wait for date details :( LOL Have a great weekend!

mylilsista - Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 190.0

Great news, after months of job searching, I found a job!  The manager at the car dealership where I purchased my truck really liked my personality.  So much so, that he hired me on the spot--without as much as an interview--when he learned I was looking for a job & had previously worked for an auto group. I start today (wish me luck)! 

So many good things are happening these days that it's hard to believe this is MY life.

Had a great food day yesterday and a good workout at the gym.  

I want to tell each of you that I seriously appreciate your support and encouragement.  You know what it is like to battle a weight problem and how tempting it is to throw in the towel when you have weeks where your efforts are ignored by the scales.  Thank you so much for being cheerleaders for me (hugs)!

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

niftyjack on 02/26/2013:
Yay! Good luck at your new job!

Puddles on 02/26/2013:
congrats on the job. Have a good first day at work.

OhioRaven on 02/26/2013:
Who in the world wouldn't like your personality ? I've only know you a short while and already want to buy a Monster Truck from you. Have a good day, Sis.

V on 02/26/2013:
Good luck on your first day at your new gig :)

OhioRaven on 02/26/2013:
Thanks, Sis.

getmebackto150 on 02/26/2013:
Congrats on the job!!!

legcramps on 02/26/2013:
Have a great first day of work!

lolla on 02/26/2013:
YEY! Congratulations on the job, the food, the exercise, things are looking up and I am so happy for you!. By the way, here is how you upload pictures: on the screen to add a diary you will see an icon with a mountain and sun, click it and you see 2 tabs:image info and upload. click upload and you can search for the image in your files, select the image, click send to server and then click ok and it should show up. Let me know if it doesn't work.

mylilsista - Sunday Feb 24, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 190.0

Finally got past my latest plateau...2 pounds down (yipee!!!!!!!!)  I can't wait to cross over into the 180's.  Going to the gym today with a friend.  I seriously want to be near my target weight by spring.  I do NOT want to spend another spring/summer in jeans or clam-diggers that stop at my calves, because I'm trying to conceal a wide butt, thick legs, and rolls of stomach fat.  The closer spring gets, the more motivated I am to try to stay on track! 

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/24/2013:
Congrats. The plateaus are hard to get by. Have a great day.

Maria7 on 02/24/2013:
Congrats on your new lower number! :-D

getmebackto150 on 02/24/2013:
Congrats on breaking the plateau!! Woo Hoo:)

V on 02/25/2013:
Yes!! Congrats girl, keep up the great work!

legcramps on 02/25/2013:

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mylilsista - Saturday Feb 23, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 192.0

Ok, the most unlikely thing happened today; I just have to tell someone!  First, let me say that I (normally) NEVER leave my home without putting on war paint (aka: makeup).  I have a few blemishes that I'm self-conscious about and makeup helps relieve my anxiety about them.  Today, however, I had an errand to run and dashed out of the house without wearing any cosmetics--assuring myself it would be ok. After all, it's only ONE errand, right?  My hair barely got brushed, I was wearing jeans I had cleaned house in, and a sweatshirt. 

Wouldn't you know it, I met a cute guy.  Normally the men I'm attracted to are seldom attracted to me. But today, that wasn't the case.  When I realized this man WAS interested, I thought, "Oh God, here I am dressed THIS way with NO makeup and this guy finds something about me appealing?!" We had lunch and he was so mannerly; we appear to have some common interests.  During lunch, he asked if I'd go out with him Friday. I accepted his invitation. 

My husband died a couple years ago and to be honest, I haven't been on a real date in a VERY long time. 

I have no idea how things will turn out with this guy (no way to predict such things).  But, I admit, I was flattered to get his attention.  This, to me, is incentive to keep motivated and to keep moving those digits on the scale, down! :)



Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

V on 02/23/2013:
:) Go for it girl!!

lolla on 02/23/2013:
I am so happy for you!! I wish you all the best, have a great time and I hope he is awesome. Good Luck.

niftyjack on 02/24/2013:
That's great! I hope he's awesome, too.

OhioRaven on 02/24/2013:
Good Luck, be careful.

mylilsista - Wednesday Feb 20, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 192.0

Things have been going well...I seem to be back on track.  My future daughter-in-law gave me a fitness monitor called Fitbit Zip.  It sets goals for me; for example, it asks me to try to walk 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles) and shows the calories burned, the miles walked, etc'.  At first, I found this fascinating but thought there was NO way I could achieve 10,000 steps or 5 miles per day.

But, that darn thing made me want to try so, I gave it my best effort!

Day 1: 

  • Steps taken = 2448
  • Miles walked = 1.07
  • Calories burned throughout course of the day = 1763
  • Calories consumed = 1130

Day 2:

  • Steps taken = 11,371 (Oh yeah! In yer Face FitBit!!!!!!!)
  • Miles walked = 5.17 (winning!)
  • Calories burned throughout course of day = 2435
  • Calories consumed = 1270

Day 3

  • Steps taken = 11,821
  • Miles walked = 5.18
  • Calories burned throughout course of day = 2441
  • Calories consumed = 1715

This thing really motivates me to try to stay near 10,000 steps or 5 miles each day! I'm burning more calories, and have it programed to help me lose 1 pound a week (will let ya'll know how it goes). 

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/20/2013:
I also have totally had it with this weather and the cabin fever. Looking forward to slipping my sandals on.

lolla on 02/20/2013:
WOW! amazing exercise, you go girl!

Puddles on 02/20/2013:
Good job with your walking - have a good day.

OhioRaven on 02/20/2013:
Hi, Sis. Your new tool sounds great. And yes, this Ohio weather Stinks !

IndependentEm93 on 02/20/2013:
Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 02/23/2013:
Morning, Sis. This is what I ate yesterday. You should try Puddles'Spaghetti. It's in her earlier posts.

mylilsista - Saturday Feb 16, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 192.0

Hi Everyone...I haven't made an entry for a while so here goes.  I have been bouncing back and forth between 191-192 for several weeks.  This isn't surprising however, since I haven't went to the gym as much lately.  In addition, I have NOT adhered to my food plan as much as I should have.  I guess I got too relaxed and lost my momentum. 

Today I decided to renew my efforts!  I went to the gym and had a great workout and stopped by the supermarket to grab fresh fruit, veggies, lean meats, and low-cal drinks.  Made plans to go to the gym again tomorrow, with a friend! My calorie intake has been great today, so far. 

Thank goodness I only gained one pound back before coming to my senses! Feels good to re-dedicate myself to this! 



Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/16/2013:
Glad to here from you and welcome back. Sometimes we just need a break. Good luck.

OhioRaven on 02/16/2013:
So, you stumbled off our life path and now you're back. I Love It ! ! ! I'm so glad you got your senses back. Welcome Back. I missed you.

mylilsista - Saturday Feb 02, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 191.0

Went to a gathering tonight where someone was celebrating a birthday.  I was offered a piece of cake but, politely declined.  I wasn't the least bit tempted; I'm making progress and being back in size 14 jeans is inspiring.  It makes me feel as if I REALLY can do this! :)

I had a good food day and am finding that fruit smoothies satisfy my craving(s) for something sweet. I am seriously looking forward to spring!!!!! 

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/03/2013:
Congrats on resisting the cake, good for you!

Puddles on 02/03/2013:
Good job.

V on 02/04/2013:
Girl you really CAN, you already are doing such a wonderful job :)

legcramps on 02/04/2013:
I'm looking forward to spring as well! Can't get here fast enough for me :)

horn_of_plenty on 02/10/2013:
and if for some reason you really do want cake, have a bite and follow it up with a nice big 1 or two cups decaf coffee and milk - that will fill you up and you will have given into temptation for just a few calories :-) i always do things like this - fill myself up on low cal liquids and air!

OhioRaven on 02/10/2013:
Hey, little Sister. Where you been at ? ? ?

mylilsista - Friday Feb 01, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 191.0

Two more pounds down!  

If ya'll recall, I removed all size 14 pants from my closet because NONE of them fit anymore; I couldn't get them past my thighs.  Sadly, I had graduated to size 16 

I've lost quite a bit of weight since then so this morning I thought I'd try the 14s on--the worst thing that could happen? They wouldn't fit.  I went up to the attic, dragged them out and tried them.  They fit, comfortably (doing happy dance)!

I'm so motivated!!!....winning :)


Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 02/01/2013:
being able to fit into old clothes again is the BEST feeling.... congrats!!

OhioRaven on 02/01/2013:
Dance, Little Sister, Dance !

Puddles on 02/01/2013:
Congrats!! Real great - love that feeling. Keep up the good work. Have a great weekend. Talk about a motivator for staying on track this weekend in your size 14 pants.

lolla on 02/01/2013:
YEY YEY! I am dancing for you! How exciting to remove those big pants! Have a bonfire with them!

Umpqua on 02/01/2013:
Congrats on your loss!

supercheese on 02/01/2013:

V on 02/01/2013:
WINNING indeed!! Congrats girl :)

nunnermack on 02/01/2013:
Good job, girl!!!!!!!!!

niftyjack on 02/02/2013:
Congrats! Shake that thing. :P

OhioRaven on 02/02/2013:
I'm just South if you. Madison township, Butler county.

Puddles on 02/02/2013:
Thank you for the kind words. I know I beat myself up over yesterday. You might just have a plan there with a cheat meal every two weeks. That might just give me something to look forward to and keep me on my meal plan. Thank you for your support I so dearly appreciate it.

supercheese on 02/02/2013:
congrats on your loss!! haha my breakfast is sexy!! all i do is put oatmeal, almond milk, honey and peanut butter into a bowl - microwave for a minute. then cut up some bananas and mush that into it. Taste delicious and its really healthy!! Usually keeps me full for a LONG tim.

mylilsista - Monday Jan 28, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 193.0

Met with a trainer at my gym last week; he outlined a plan to help me tone up.  Did not feel like  working out at all  today--the weather is wet & dreary...But, my pattern of impulsively giving in to what I "want" is exactly what got me into this position (sigh).  So, I forced myself to follow through. Spent about an hour at the gym, working out; it felt good :)  Here's my food plan for today:

BREAKFAST: 2 servings of egg beaters (60 cals), 3 slices of turkey bacon (75 cals), 2 pieces of toast (70 cals), 1 Tbsp strawberry low-fat cream cheese (35 cals) = 240

LUNCH: tuna (100 cals), Special K Wheat Crackers (120 cals) = 220

SNACK: Fruit smoothie (200 cals)

DINNER:  2 lean pork chops (220 cals),  1/2 c. mashed potatoes (110 cals), bread (100 cals) = 430

SNACK: cookies (234 cals)


Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

Just42day on 01/28/2013:
Good for you for going to the gym!

V on 01/28/2013:
Good for you sticking with the workout although you were not feeling it :) Have a great evening!!

supercheese on 01/28/2013:
Sounds like a great plan! Keep at it :)

Puddles on 01/29/2013:
Congrats on the follow through.

legcramps on 01/29/2013:
There's some determination right there! Keep it up :)

mylilsista - Sunday Jan 27, 2013
(Calorie Control)
Weight: 193.0

I've been stuck, bouncing between 194-195 lately. Though I continued to exercise & monitor calories, my best efforts appeared to make little (if any) difference; it was very discouraging! I knew I'd hit a plateau and would have to be patient.

This morning I stepped on the scales and was thrilled to see I'd dropped a pound! Hopefully, I've moved beyond this plateau and will see steady progress again. 



Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

Just42day on 01/27/2013:
Congrats on the loss! I struggle with patience, too. Keep at it and I;m sure you'll continue to see progress. Have a great day!

Puddles on 01/27/2013:
Thank you for the support. Yes the plateau is a b--ch of time to get through. That is when we are most tempted to just through the towel in. Stay true to yourself it will turn around.

OhioRaven on 01/27/2013:
Hey, Sister. You're my inspiration. Keep at that clean and healthy living. We got your back.

OhioRaven on 01/27/2013:
Hey, Sister. You're my inspiration. Keep at that clean and healthy living. We got your back. (HUGS !)

lolla on 01/28/2013:
Yey! off the plateau(such a fancy word but such an ugly state to be in!) Good job sticking to it!

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