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Perty good

Did alright today I filled all 28 of my points. I have been trying to keep my points low, but as long as I’m at my limit, I’m happy. So today went well.

I am still playing with my new graphics a bit. I’m not sure what isn’t looking ‘just right’ to me, but I will get it. You just may see a few more changes in the next couple of days. Depends on what creative creature comes out of me at the time.

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By Lisa
On 10.17.05
At 11:12 pm
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Weigh-in day

Ok…so weigh in was not the greatest…not something that can’t be changed, and it actually HAD to have been a loss from LAST Monday, after the whole ‘whiskey-free-for-all’ that weekend. I knew I was up last week, therefore, avoided the scale, and it was needed. So this week, I’m swallowing what’s left of my pride and chalking up a 2 lb. gain. Karen wrote me last night and said she’s on the same path, so we are now back to e-mailing each other our days; points used, water intake and exercise. Accountability is a big thing with me and she’s been awesome. She’s there daily and sticking with me and that helps me SO very much.

I have been really battling my depression lately. I haven’t had serious problems with it at all since before I got pregnant with Abbie (over 7 years ago). I have basically kept a positive mind, didn’t let things get me down, but now lately I feel like I’m losing the battle. It’s not severe where I want to harm myself, but I’m realizing that right now I can’t do it alone. I’m starting a new medication to see if that may put me on a more even keel, so maybe even that will help with my weight loss…not the medication itself, but so that my emotions aren’t so out of whack and my eating could be controlled a bit better than I do at times right now. There have been a couple of instances lately that I’m a bit ashamed of my reactions to situations I was in. I really want to feel more like me. I don’t like the ‘focus’ to be on me in any situation. I’m an outgoing person, but not to the point where I like to attract attention, and that is kind of what happened in one instance. Now don’t go picturing some lunatic woman screaming and running through a crowd with her hands flailing above her head and her boobs flopping from side to side, cuz it was far from that. Just need a bit more work on ‘me’ and I think it’s going to be a positive one with my weight loss also

So today I’m off to a better week!! Here’s to next weigh in!!!!

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By Lisa
At 1:17 pm
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Where the Lisa from October 6, 2005 has gone is the mystery. She was a lively, active, concious point counter who was reaping the benefits of her daily efforts. Sadly, she has gone missing.

The Lisa who has taken her place seems to be taking her sweet time becoming the old Lisa.

Today is my Do-Over button.

MAKING myself journal, stick to points again and already got in a 1 mile speed walk…exercise seems to be my key. When I exercise I feel more motivated. Gives me the energy and the positive outlook that I thrive on. So the plan for tonight is at least 30 minutes on Lippy. Then I can either do a 2nd 30 minutes session on Lippy or get out my 2 mile WATP DVD to mix things up a bit. Either way, I want at LEAST another full hour of working out tonight. And tomorrow. and the next day. and so on.

I’m glad I had the freedom over the weekend with the wedding and all, but it just seems to come back and bite me in the butt when I give myself a little break. Getting back on is the hardest thing ever.

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By Lisa
On 10.13.05
At 1:41 pm
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2-day hangover

Crappy doesn’t even BEGIN to describe how icky I feel today. Yes, it’s my own fault. Completely over-did it with the alcohol Saturday night at the reception, but 2 days of hangover crap? Bit much. I danced the whole time that the music was playing and had a ball, but still today don’t know HOW I was able to do that.

First, whiskey. I don’t do whiskey. Well, Saturday, apprently, I did. My brother, Laddie, introduced me to…as he puts it…a ’smooth’ irish whiskey. It’s called Jamison or something to that effect. I was either so drunk I truly didn’t care or it really wasn’t that bad. Either way, before the night was over and ‘last call’ was called, I had bestowed upon my body, 5 shots of it. Add another 3 shots of Kamakaze’s and one shot of Nutty Irishman, plus 5 large drinks that were made specially for me by the not so hard to look at bartender, which he named ‘The Lisa Special’, one white russian, one black russian, and I do believe there were at least 2 more drinks that I can’t put my finger on at the moment. SO…you can only imagine what my stomach feels like today.

We left on Friday morning at 4:00 a.m. We had 8-1/2 hour uneventful drive, which was so lovely in comparison to the LAST Jersey trip where the wheel of our car decided it wanted to head NORTH when ourselves and the rest of the car wanted to continue SOUTH. We got there around 12:30 p.m. and had some really nice relaxing time to just hang out in the hotel rooms. Our room had it’s little deck on it that looked right out over the ocean. We could leave our door open that led to the deck and had the most awesome cool, salty ocean breeze that filled the room. There is no other smell that is so refreshing. If you have never been to the ocean, you MUST be there to really appreciate what I mean by that smell reference. It’s amazing.

We had rehearsal dinner that night, but no wedding rehearsal as it was pouring down rain, as it did all weekend. So the wedding that was scheduled to be rehearsed and carried out on the beach, didn’t happen outdoors. But we had the rehearsal dinner and it was awesome. The food and company couldn’t have been any better. To finally meet all of Bridget’s family was amazing. It was like sitting in a room full of our own family. Everyone got along amazingly, and they are party-ers like our family is. Complete mesh happened. They truly are family.

Saturday morning we woke up and went down for the Continental breakfast, and then back to the room to do nothing. Clint, the girls and I had a room, and my parents had a room right above us. Laddie stayed with them so that he wasn’t with Bridget on the actual wedding day, so we had a great relaxing day until time for the wedding.

The wedding was so unique and not traditional in some senses. Everything was perfect. Bridget was SO beautiful and my brother just looked amazing. I will get pictures up very soon, but these two just have this ‘thing’ about them. They just shine. People are literally drawn to them and it’s an amazing thing to witness. They kept their wedding attire completely secret from one another, down to the colors they were going to be wearing. When Bridget walked down the aisle on the arm of her father, I couldn’t get over the look on Laddie’s face. He just looked her up and down, what seemed like 100 times, while tears just streamed. They had some awesome irish/celtic traditions in their ceremony, that were so unique. So ‘them’. Couldn’t have asked for anything more.

The dinner was amazing and then the dancing started. I drank/danced/laughed. That seriously sums up my night. I couldn’t have had a better time. Poor Bridget got her foot stepped on by a lady that my brother was trying to teach how to dance some kinda dance. The lady had on spike heels! When we saw Bridget on Sunday morning her foot was swollen and purple. I have pictures. I take pictures of odd things…be prepared. So Saturday night, Abbie and Megan had to leave after the ceremony, as it ’s a law in Jersey that children cannot be anywhere NEAR an establishment that serves alcohol. So Clint and I left and got them to their ‘Kid Party’ and headed back to the reception. He left around 9:30 pm. to pick them back up and head back to the hotel with them…and I stayed with everyone else and finished off the night. They offered a shuttle service to get everyone wherever they were going so no one had to drive. That was such a thoughtful idea to have taken care of.

I got back to the hotel around 12:30 a.m. and CRASHED. We were up and at Laddie & Bridget’s place they were staying at around 11:00 a.m. and on the road just after Noon. I hate goodbyes…

So, here I am today…sick…but doing. I did, however, just try to get some spaghetti down since I haven’t eaten much today, but now it’s bed time and I’m sure to have nightmares. No idea why, but when I eat spaghetti before bed, never fails…nightmares. Kinda makes me NOT want to go to sleep.

But, I need to. This is day #4 with no Lippy. No intentional exercise. Where did the LessLisa that was here just 4 days ago go? I know the weekend was hectic, no gym at the hotel, very busy running all the time anyways, and today still feeling like I need to recoup…so tomorrow, Lippy gets a workout

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By Lisa
On 10.10.05
At 10:15 pm
Comments : 3

Hacked…(updated from this morning)

Hey everyone! Sorry for the downtime, but where my site is hosted was hacked and everything was a disaster. Jana (who is my host) did an amazing job of getting it all back together. She had a rough few days, but everything looks pretty good now THANK YOU JANA!!!!

We got back from our New Jersey weekend for my brother & Bridget’s wedding and I will get some pictures up soon as I can…it was the most beautiful wedding and reception I have ever seen.

Because of our weekend away, it was not as easy as I had hoped for my food choices. I haven’t weighed in since 4 a.m. on Friday (and at that point I was down 2 lbs. to 250…), and I’m not going to have a weigh in until NEXT Monday. I am afraid of a gain because of this weekend and I really don’t want to get discouraged.

I will update more later, I just wanted to note about what was going on with my site also

Oh, and if anyone is still seeing this site funny (like the journal part in my inline frame) and you have to scroll to read, please let me know. If your settings for viewing the web are not set at 1024 X 768 that will also make a difference in how you view my site. Let me know Thanks!!!

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By Lisa
At 7:02 am
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Weigh In Day

Scale. She. Is. My. Friend.

Weigh in this morning ~ I have lost 4 LBS.!!!! Oh my gosh, I’m SO tickled. I have been doing amazing staying on track with everything. Yesterday was the first day in over a week that I didn’t get any intentional exercise in. One day rest isn’t gonna hurt me. And yesterday I didn’t get all of my water in. I haven’t been feeling real hot since last night and really wasn’t thirsty at all yesterday, so it took quite a bit to get in the 60 some ounces that I did get down. Still not bad overall. my stomach is just spinning this morning. Not too good at all…hopefully that passes in a bit.

Alrighty, I need to get ready for work, but I did update my weigh-in chart with this weeks weigh

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By Lisa
On 10.03.05
At 6:17 am
Comments : 5

Nothing better than being on a roll

What a great feeling to be doing SO great. I can’t get over the ‘natural high’ of it all. I have self-control, I have willpower, I am exercising, eating right, getting in my water…what more can a girl ask for?

I just made the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup for lunch (skipped breakfast, which is a HUGE oddity for me). I had 1/2 C. of tomato soup (I make it with FF milk instead of water, not so acidy tasting, but adds 1/2 pt. per serving), and for my grilled cheese sandwich I used my lite bread for 1 pt. and one slice of regular cheese (I ran out of my FF slices) 2 pts., and 2 thin slices of tomatoes on it. On top of the tomatoes I sprinkled some garlic powder on, and then grilled it at usual. MAN was that thing tasty!!! And the sandwich itself was only 3 pts. Would be only 2 if you use FF slices of cheese as they are only 1 pt. each. But it gave it SO much flavor with the tomato and garlic powder! Try it sometime!!

I have a question, and want to get ALOT of response, so even if you just come here to visit and never comment, please comment to this question…PLEASE?!?!? I was told a couple of times now that I should try to make a small profit on the side from my website, as so many people use it for reference for WW and enjoy the information on it. I can’t see adding a donation button, or anything like that…it’s just not me. What I WAS thinking is, I have a HUGE stockpile (like 100’s) of Weight Watcher friendly recipes already in my Word program. I wanted to do was have a ‘Less Lisa WW Friendly Cookbook’ kinda deal that I could send out electronically through e-mail. Would any of you be interested in purchasing something like that? The points are included and everything. I am just kind of curious how doing something like that on my own would go over. Please don’t feel as though you would hurt my feelings by saying no…I would just like honest opinions on whether that would be something of interest, or if there is too much of that kind of thing already out there?

Jenn (Against the Odds) is having a challenge to lose 20 lbs. before Christmas. If you are interested in joining her (Karen and I both are) please check out her site and let her know you’re on board too!!! Having a challenge is the BEST thing to get your motivation back and get back on track. If you need some support and wanna join in, check it out…very simple challenge…and we’d all be here for you!!!

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By Lisa
On 10.01.05
At 11:53 am
Comments : 2