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One Week Challenge - Day 1 / 7

I am making today Day 1 of my one week challenge. Yesterday I did do awesome on my eating, but didn’t get any exercise in. Sunday is going to be my one rest day per week. I won’t be getting up early on Saturdays just to work out, but I will be working out that day, just whenever I can get my butt out of bed.

This morning, the alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. and I was on Lippy (Lippy, by the way, is an elliptical machine…kicks @$$ burning calories ) by 5:47 a.m. and did 15 minutes on her, was done at 6:02 a.m. Feels good to be up and have already exercised, but I suck at being a morning person. This is going to take some getting used to…and probably having to go to bed earlier. I like to lay in bed at night and watch TV, and seems like that’s not going to be a good idea anymore. I need to shut the box off and sleep. Then I think I’ll be fine.

So, so far here are my numbers for today: ( I will be back during the day or later on tonight to update these)

Points used - 14/28
Water - 56 oz.
Exercise - 15 minutes on Lippy = 291.8 calories burned, .734 miles

Later today, I’m going to try to get a new page made under my ‘food/activity’ link and have my daily totals listed for the challenges

Elizabeth…ROFL…I’m not a stalker I promise…I did find you through my site stats. I like to check that out pretty much daily, because I always find new sites that have me listed, alot of them I haven’t seen before…I will get your link added later on today Thanks!!! and thanks for the compliments…that was sweet

Jen - Definitely check out frozen meals to keep at work with you…maybe some Wonder Light bread and use a small amount of a lighter meat that you may have there in the sub shop and make light sandwiches, salads, things like that…I can’t imagine having to work around food all the time, that would definitely be a challenge. Just being home on the weekends is tough enough, let alone work with it…I wish you the best!!!

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By Lisa
On 06.13.05
At 6:24 am
Comments : 2

Up for a challenge???

I’m doing it. Today is day one. The scale was back down today to 262. SO close to being out of the 260’s…something I’ve been trying for for so long. I have been struggling with the same stinkin’ 5 lbs. for who knows how long. I lose 5-6 lbs. then out of nowhere and for no good reason it’s back. I know it’s not just a plateau, because I shouldn’t be gaining…a plateau is just where you can’t lose and break through that stall, right? I want it so badly. I want to see 250. That’s goal #1. Small, but VERY attainable goal.

So, I have the motivation of a low number on the scale, therefore I’m challenging myself. One week. Nothing too long or overwhelming. One Week. I am to follow my points, drink nothing but water (which I normally do anyways) and my favorite, Raspberry Tea Crystal Lite. That stuff is awsome…and lastly, at LEAST 30 minutes per day of intentional exercise. I think I’m going to perk things up a bit and instead of relying on Lippy alone, I’m going to get up 15-30 minutes earlier each morning and do my WATP DVD’s, then Lippy in the evening. So twice per day will give me at LEAST 30 minutes per day, depending on whether I get in a 1 or 2 mile WATP in the morning will determine whether I do 30 or 45 minutes per day exercise. Not to mention if I get a one mile walk in at work, which is easy to do, could be even more on some days.

Simple challenge. One week isn’t bad. It’s always the first and second days of making myself stick to it all that is the toughest…after that it’s pretty much habit. And I know I saw awesome results in inches when doing WATP, so that combined with the high-calorie burns from Lippy, I will be in good shape…literally.

I want this more than I can even put into words. It seems to be at the point where it’s consuming me again. Not in a bad way, I’m not down on myself about it, but I just seem to be very focused on it all, and giving myself more time to be here on the computer seems to be helping. I have said it here before, that what helps to keep me motivated is to keep myself surrounded in ideas and tips and photos and information all about losing weight. From here on the computer to magazines to TV. If I keep myself informed and involved with it from every aspect I focus more on it all.

Before I forget, thanks to Elizabeth who had just started visiting, I went to the Weight Watchers site and checked out the WW from home link, and I ordered myself a new Home Kit. It’s not the Deluxe, just the basic newest Home Kit. And at the suggestion of ‘DS’ I am going to give the Core plan a look when I receive the Kit. I have read some of what it’s about when it first came out, but seemed a bit restrictive and confusing, but it does cut out refined foods, which I’m already trying to tackle on my own, so I will check that out. The Home kit includes the information about the Turn Around plan (Flex and Core), The New Complete Food & Dining Companion books (which mine are about 5 years old…needed an update ), a new Nylon Organizer, Personal Phone Help, Let’s Walk Pedometer and Walking Guide, TurnAround Program Cookbook, POINTSbooster, A 1 Year Subscription to Weight Watchers Magazine, Day Trakker, and My QuikTrak Diary. Something shiny and new to keep me motivated.

You would think journaling would come naturally to me. I’m a ‘list’ kinda girl. I love LISTS. When I have something that I need to be ready for, I love making a list of what needs done. I love the organized feeling of having it all written down and there for me to see what’s been accomplished and what needs to be done yet. I need to look at journaling in the same way I think. Not as a chore but as something that can show me what I have accomplished and what to look forward to. So the new journals will be nice also

So, my simple challenge. I will update here each night as to how I did and what my totals were for the day (Points used, water drank, and total exercise. Anyone else up for the challenge????

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By Lisa
On 06.12.05
At 11:49 am
Comments : 5

!! Howdy !!

Yes sirree - I be here!

Things are just plain busy, no other reason for my absense. Clint and I were both on vacation last week and spent the whole week painting the inside of our house. Well, I should say *I* spent it painting. Clint had other odds - n - ends to do, but I worked my BUTT off literally, to get it all done in one week, and I did I went back to work this morning just to relax. But the house looks awesome

I have had an up and down last few months dieting-wise. Yeah, I had a great loss last week, didn’t weigh-in this week. But I feel like I’m being torn 1,000 different directions in what I should and shouldn’t do to lose the weight. That was basically my whole point of my last post - to just eat less, move more. There are so many articles and news flashes and all that tell you what you should do, then next month, oops, nope, we were wrong. For example…how long have we heard the sun causes cancer. Yet now they are saying *SOME* sun could actually PREVENT cancer. You get the idea. With all that is talked about what it good/bad for dieting/weight loss, how can you NOT feel completely confused / discouraged / hopeless ??? That’s my position at the moment. I want so desperately to stick with my points, but at the same time, I want to watch my carbs, and at the same time I want to follow the Special K Red Berries cereal box and lose 6 lbs. in 2 weeks and yet I want to follow the plan on my Yopait light yogurt containers that claims that if I eat 3 servings of this yogurt that is the one proven to show that it helps burn more calories when combined with a low-calorie plan. So, at the moment, I’m combining it all.

Did that paragraph even make a shred of sense???

Anyhow…that’s me in a nutshell…or should I say nutcase?? There’s so much I’m struggling with and wondering about and trying and experimenting with, and just hoping for a good result.

So just to let you all know I’m still here, still on a roll and still using every ounce of willpower and energy I have left to finish this journey once and for all.

I want to say a big Hello to all the new visitors I have had, those who have left comments and those who have just found me, popped in, and listed me as a read or inspiration. It means the world to me that you all are always behind me.

To new reader Elizabeth - Good luck with the WW !! I want to check out their site and look into the deluxe kit you talked about. Something new and shiny always gives me new motivation…maybe that would help Also, blogging makes a WORLD of difference for me to keep me motivated. Encouragement from complete strangers is just unbelievable. I have been so blessed with the friends I have made through my site, and the support people online offer, you can’t beat it. There are MANY places you can go and get a free online diary…diaryland.com is one…I know there are alot of them…might be something to look into if you think it may also help you! If you decide to do that, please drop me a comment with the link, I would love to follow your success!!!

And to Jen - You have left so many wonderful comments, and I don’t get much time usually to post personal responses here, but I wanted to give you a special HEY !!! Congrats on your own Lippy also!!! How are you liking it so far?? I finally got myself back at mine I am going to try and get myself on a routine of getting up just 15 minutes earlier in the morning and doing 15 minutes on Lippy before my shower, then again at night before bed for just 15 minutes more. That will give me 6 activity points per day just with that alone I hope you are enjoying yours as much as I have mine!!!

Now that I have written a major entry, I will let you all off the hook (if you are still reading, that is) and let you go for now… I want to try and post more often…I always get so many swirling thoughts that need to come out here, and when I hold them too long, they come out all rambly such as this one did…my mind is a pretty scary place to be

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By Lisa
On 06.06.05
At 11:05 pm
Comments : 4