Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weight Check

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We just completed week 6 of our community weight challenge and had our weigh in. Remember that our team is made up of my husband, my daughter and myself.

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Well my husband has lost 31 lbs and Britney and I would like to kick his butt for having it so much easier. My daughter has lost 9 lbs, her goal is 15, so she’s almost there, pre-baby weight! And I have lost 20 lbs. I’m happy with that but I’m not done yet.

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Last week was a difficult week for me, in the mind. I drink 10-11 glasses of water a day now and have cut my Diet Coke down to one 20/24 ounce bottle a day, which is saying a lot, believe me.  But, I felt stuck. Like I was sticking to my new eating habits and nothing was happening. I felt frustrated with the difficulty in getting to the gym and actually with my motivation to work out.

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So, my first 6 weeks I kept my calorie intake to about 1200 a day and exercised 2-3 times a week. Not near enough exercise I know. So over the weekend, I got the Body for Life for Women and quickly read it and started those workouts three days ago. 3 days of cardio and 3 days of weight training a week. Granted I only started Monday but so far I feel great!

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And part of the feeling great is a mental thing, I feel successful. I walked Monday (2 miles in 30 minutes), and Tuesday I did the 45 minutes of weight training and I have to admit I was really scared about it, but I did it! And I even walked 2.2 miles on Tuesday and did my crunch routine in the orange book. Yesterday, I got to shovel snow so I got the cardio outta the way.  I thought this was going to be a lot harder than it turns out and I feel more encouraged.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that I've been losing inches and emptying out my closet, saying goodbye to a lot of dear friends but looking forward to making new friends. :)  I'll get to shop 'til I drop!

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So, that’s where I’m at.



The flowers throughout this post were my Valentine’s Day flowers and the iPod up there was my Christmas and I took all these with my macro lens and the awesome Ring Light I got for my birthday. Think you all are in the loop now!  Feel free to think of me when you eat that cookie or piece of chocolate cake. ;0)

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers and congrats on your losses.

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  2. Wow, congratulations on the weight loss! It feels great huh? This morning I saw a new figure appear on the scales as well, woohoo!
    I enjoyed all of your posts again Lisa, especially the sad cows from Winsconsin! I'll bet they're counting the days till Spring as well as we do huh?

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  3. Shucks, I feel your pain.
    I'll start as soon as hubby's on his way to his new job.
    I like your little gadgets :D
    Is that a pedometer?
    If so, can you let me know if it's good?

    And no, I absolutely don't envy you for either iPod, lens or light.....mpf,... ;)

    Congrats to the weight loss so far! Keep it up!

    And well, amazing that your community does that. I love that idea. How many people partake?

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  4. Wow...you're awesome!!! I am sure you are so proud of yourself, as you should be. These photos are absolutely magnificent!!! Checking the blogs has become a nice way for me to wake up in the morning and I ALWAYS look forward to your photos. Again....BEAUTIFUL:)

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  5. you go girl. all of you!! that's terrific and it will pay off, healthwise if no wardrobe wise.

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  6. Hey Lisa ~ those flowers are as beautiful as you are! Keep up the great work, you're worth it. xoxo

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  7. Good for you! I find it impossible to get into any exercise routine. I've gained a few pounds since being back in Florida...where eating is a social event. I'm ready to get back to eating sane and drinking more water now. Lovely flower shots, btw.

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  8. Stephanie C ReinicheFebruary 19, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    That's awesome! Congrats on losing! My hubby just started back on WW and in 4 days has lost 8 1/2 pounds! I wish I had it that easy!

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  9. It is totally a mental thing, Lisa. I have slipped on and off the wagon a few times since last fall. If only eating well was as much fun as working out. But I still label read and keep plugging away, never depriving myself too much. Don't drink too much water and keep doing common sense things. They say if you lose more than 1.5 to 3 lbs a week all that weight and more is coming back.

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  10. Big hugs to you Lisa! You just keep on going girlfriend.

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  11. I think that you are very clever!
    Keep it up! :)

    Wonderful photos and flowers!!! :)

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  12. Good going gal. You have probably hit that temporary plateau. Don't get discouraged. It will start dropping again very soon -- and big time I'm sure.

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  13. 20 lbs in 6 weeks is awesome. I just lost 14 in that amount of time - but then went to Seattle and when I came back, I had re-gained 3. Do you know how disheartening that was? I didn't think I had eaten out of control. I just wanted to cry.

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  14. Congrats on your progress! That's awesome!

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  15. Woot to that Lisa - Congrats (on the ring light AND on the progress)! My fave is shot #1.

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  16. ah the obsession of losing weight...take it easy it on u and ur family...

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  17. I admire your tenacity. That is some regimen.

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  18. Congrats! I am getting ready to jump start myself.

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  19. I've got to get me one of those marco lens -- and a ring light - whatever that is - takes great macros. Best of luck with the weight loss.

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  20. Twenty pounds?? That's awesome!

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  21. These photos are so beautiful!!! WOW! Way to go on the weight loss and your dedication and commitment to exercise and watching what you eat. 20lbs is impressive and a lot!!! I'm impressed!! Congrats to Denis and Britney too!!!

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  22. That's awesome; way to go. I look at all you are doing to lose the weight and it makes me tire, but then that might be the remnants of the flu speaking. Once I am out on my bike again, I do a lot of exercise and it doesn't feel like work. I have one can of DC a day but not every day. I don't drink enough water. I would eat less if I drank more water. Your family did a great job in losing weight.

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  23. OOHH beautifyl flowers!!! And congrats!! i too for 2 weeks now have been doing the dreaded dieting!! more like starving!! but Iam on my way to NOT looking pregnant anymore!! whoho!!

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  24. I love how you intersperse those gorgeous flower photos with your weight update! Wow -- great job to all of you!!! I'm amazed! Keep on going! You are inspiring me ... I've got to get back on track.

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  25. That is awesome! Congrats, guys! Love the photos too, Lisa!

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  26. absolutely love the green flower macro¡ nice!

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  27. first, the photos are BEAUTIFUL! ... second congrats on the weight loss! which reminds me, i should also try to do some exercise... but the weather isn't helping (it's so nice to just curl up and eat some sweets)... well, keep it up... and i should follow your step:)

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  28. GOOD. FOR. YOU!!!!

    There are always places where we feel stuck, but the exercise makes SUCH a difference. I usually don't lose weight from exercise, but I FEEL so much better and things fit better.

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