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Monday, March 30, 2009

I DID IT!!! I DID IT!!! I DID IT!!! I DID IT!!!

I had to put down "I Did It"!!! FOUR TIMES in the title...because, I started the "4 mile" workout video that Holly has been doing...My intent was to only do ONE mile, today...and work my way to the 4 miles during the week....but, true to my nature...I just couldn't QUIT...All those individuals on the video kept going...and I find that...until THEY QUIT...I couldn't either...so I MADE IT...through the ENTIRE "4" mile workout!!!! THANK YOU, HOLLY...for INSPIRING this little ol' lady....to do it!!!! I am nearly 59...come July...and have started to "experience" my age...but, I must say...AFTER working out...then, taking a shower...cleaning up....I didn't quite FEEL MY AGE...A tad bit...younger...I must say...(smile)

I have noticed a decrease in "chatter" on this BLOG...Maybe, it is time...to remember WHY we decided to lose weight in the first place...

HEALTH? A KEENER MIND? WANTED to GET BACK INTO YOUR CLOTHES, AGAIN? WANTED TO FEEL BETTER? WANTED TO LOOK BETTER - MORE SCULPTURED? WANTED MORE SELF-MASTERY ? WANTED THE BLESSINGS THAT IS STATED IN THE DOCTRINE and COVENANTS in SECTION 89? Whatever the reason...I hope you haven't "given up".... I LOVE NEW "BEGINNINGS".... April 1st...is just in a couple of days...If you need to BEGIN AGAIN...a NEW START...what a perfect time...to do it...!!!

I haven't moved my "ticker" in a couple of weeks...but, I am nearly ready...but, want to go down a bit farther...to take off my next pound...I want you to know...this BLOG has helped me to DESIRE to KEEP GOING...even if there is a set-back or two....(smile) I am PUMPED!!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Where did the month go??

Wow we are coming to the end of yet another month. Where has the time gone?
I hope everyone is having a super duepr week. It seems to have quieted down on the BLOG so I hope all of you are still doing great no matter what(:
My report this week is down 2 pounds(: I am so excited. It has taken me so long to see results that I am just so happy with how all of this is going. Dont get me wrong, it hasnt been easy and without work but because I am seeing results it is almost like a challenge for the following week to get the numbers down a little bit more, or to break the next set of numbers(like getting below 20, then 15, 10 and so forth) The only reason I want to see numbers go back up on my scale is for a really good reason and that wont be happening for sometime(: (refering to any additions to our family)
OK now that I have rambled on and on I hope you have a wonderful week and I hope to hear from you soon(:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Quick update(:

This week I went down 1.5 pounds(: I hope you are all having a super duper and healthy week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Food For Thought, so to speak(:

I know I usually only record my weekly report but I feel moved to share some thoughts that I cam across in a book I have been reading; "Finding the Angel Within-spirituality, body-image, and self-worth" By Pamela H. Hansen.
I hope that something I have felt to share will help, incourage or maybe even move you to loving yourself no matter your size as the Lord loves you and so do I(:
Here we go;
Winston Churchill said "Never, never, never give up."
We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.
There are times in our lives when perseverence means simply keep moving.
President Hinckley "You did not come into this world to fail. You came into this world to succeed." (Me-be it to loose weight, win a race or atleast get past the finish line, get a degree, work hard at being the best you can be. Dont worry about everyone else in the sense where they are at but know you CAN and Will succeed with the Lord in all things when we let Him)
Remeber the worth of souls is great in the sight of God." (D&C 18:10). (Me-Satan doesnt want us to feel that way and uses the world to tear us down with the "worlds ideals" to be like everyone else. We were not meant to be anyone else but ourselves. The Lord created us differently in all areas, and so there is nothing wrong with being extra lovable and fluffy(: But it does matter what our hearts are doing(: )
Feeling comfortable with ourselves brings a sense of peace. Feeling at peace also requires that we feel the Savior's love for us even through our earthly trials.
Me-My dear sisters, we have been blessed with wonderful Temples(Body) from a loving Heavenly Father who knows us personally, loves us unconditionally, and desires for us to return to live with Him again one day. I promise you that as we do the best we can in taking care of our Temples(Body) as the Lord would have us do and not as the world would we will find greater peace within ourselves and see ourselves with different eyes. We are all beautiful women inside and out.
I hope these words have and will make a positive difference in how we see each other and see ourselves.
Thank you sisters for believing in me as I believe in you(:

Gained ONE POUND

Ok...you say...why in the world would I post that I GAINED a POUND....Because, I thought I had gained a GREAT DEAL MORE....after spending 10 days with Joshua/Holly's family...I wasn't as CAREFUL, because, I simply wanted to ENJOY our visit....Having survived going OUT to dinner....TRAVEL munchies...and THROUGHLY enjoyed Cadbury EASTER eggs....(truly one of the chocolates of the Chocolate gods, as my daughter, Sarah would say)...I felt wonderful that I only gained ONE POUND....I did NOT MOVE my ticker BACKWARDS...because I have every INTENTION...to REMOVE that pound THIS WEEK and HOPE to lose, hopefully, ONE MORE for this week...

My daughter-in-law, Holly, (who is also on this blog), gave me one of her workout videos..."Walk Away the Pounds". (High Calorie Burn)..by: Leslie Sansone. I have to admit, I own a few "workout" videos...some left over from some of my other children...Most of them were so FRUSTRATING, because, of all the MOVEMENTS they made...my arms somehow ended so CONFUSED...while my legs...never matched the steps they were doing on the screen!!! However, this MORNING...I did the "2 mile" workout!!! EASY to FOLLOW...Only 4 different type of movements....EVEN MY MIND/BODY combination was NEVER CONFUSED with the movements... I admit, I wanted to quit after doing ONE MILE...but, I thought...OK...I will go a HALF mile more...well...I got to the 1.5 mile point...thought...I might as well....finish the 2 miles....I DID IT!!! Holly is doing the "4" mile workout...but, for right now....the 2 mile workout is just right for me...Takes 30 minutes....PERFECT amount of time for me, as well....

I LOVE working out IN MY HOME...NO DRIVING...NO MONEY to spend each month....and I can do it whenever I want to....FIND if I do it FIRST THING...in the morning...then, I won't let other events or situations...push the "exercise" time....to the background...

Hope you are all still MOTIVATED to CONTINUE...even if YOU HAVE HAD SET BACKS...I know...after losing what weight I have...I am feeling good at what little I have done...I find I can move about easier...especially trying to keep up with little grandchildren...BEING OVERWEIGHT.....was keeping me from...PLAYING with them...cause they really don't understand...SITTING and PLAYING...for very long...It is all PHYSICAL MOVEMENTS.......I remember ADULTS saying when I was YOUNG..."If only I had that kind of ENERGY"...I use to LAUGH at that kind of talk...cause...it was so EASY....to RUN...and NEVER TIRE OUT much....I could NOT UNDERSTAND what they MEANT by that statement....Well, I am now a GRANNY...and SO UNDERSTAND what they MEANT....(sorry to say)....

Even with this little SET BACK...I am DETERMINED to KEEP GOING....We can do it, girls!!!! Another MOTIVATION for me....is that I have this CUTE little PINK TOP that I am dying to WEAR....(love PINK) I have another 10 or 20 pounds to feel comfortable in wearing it...but, I WILL be by the end of the YEAR...

Oh...another thing...I am keeping a SCRAPBOOK in PICTURES...with a picture at my GREATEST SIZE/WEIGHT....When I lost my first 10 pounds...I had another picture taken...with weight and DATE....When I reach 20 pounds...I will take ANOTHER picture....till I reach my goal....ANOTHER FUN way...to do this...

My LOVE to you all!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

This past week(:

Yeah(: I went down 2.5 pounds this week(: I have been working hard. That makes down so far 18pounds(: I will take that(: I am hoping to atleast come to par this week s I havent been eating so great the last few days(: I plan on working it off the rest of the week so maybe it will pay off. If not that is only my own fault and I will do better. It is not worth beating myself up over it just start a new day(: I hope you are all having a super duper day and week and know you are not alone and we can all do this together.(:

Monday, March 9, 2009

This week in March(:

Hello ladies(: A little late reporting but here it is. Down another pound. Total thus far 15.5. I am doing a new work out video and it is a fast and firm high calorie burn walk away the pounds 4 miles. Boy it sure makes you sweat. I hope it will help me get the pounds a droppin(: I hope you all have a super duper week(: Never give up, and know you are not alone(:

Long time since posting

Sorry I haven't posted in quite some time. I have been going crazy with a friend's wedding. She did not have anyone to help her so I had to do the bouquets, corsages, boutonniere's, centerpieces, and of course the wedding cake. I was also in the wedding and had to put the cake together and decorate it the day of the wedding. So I am pretty much exhausted but I am now down 64 lbs. total. Yes, I have been eating but it was all protein, veggies and fruit and 128 oz. of water each day. It will be interesting to see how I do this week, I moved my weigh in with the doctor to every 2 weeks and on Thursday evening. I can now move my walking into the evening where I can enjoy it more, it is cooler in the evening and I don't have to worry about having to rush home to make gum paste flowers for a cake. :) Although I hear Becca is getting married in May. :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

slowly but surely(:

I will keep this short and sweet as I am going vrazy with the kids and all. I went down another .5 pound. I know atleast it is still a loss. I have had a rough weekend in the food sense so hopefully I will get back on track and workout more this week and eat better. I hope you are all doing great. Have a super duper week(:

ONE MORE POUND...

Good Morning, Sisters...It seems that the title of our blog...is becoming more the norm for me...and I am THRILLED...I can actually say...I lost ONE MORE POUND this week...I have mentioned before...WEEKENDS is the CHALLENGE I face each week...It is when there are so many FUN things are going on....My daughter, Jenny and my little grandson, Sammy, came up Friday and stayed all night....plus, Angel and Jared and baby Nathan spent the night, also...So, we ordered PIZZA Friday night...and played "Chicken Feet"...I love HAWAIIAN pizza...so, I can easily eat 4 or 5 pieces - then dipping the crust in GARLIC BUTTER (yum...)....It was all I could do to eat only "2" pieces...but, I did...that way...I could participate with the rest....and go on to WIN THE GAME....(smile) However, yesterday, I gave in and ate "2" of my favorite candy bars...but, I found it was NOT as SATISFYING as I had imagined...Hmmm....just maybe....I will be able to DO WITHOUT ...in the FUTURE...However, I did THOROUGHLY enjoy a couple of bites of a "Symphony" CHOCOLATE bar with TOFFEE pieces...(normally, I would EAT THE ENTIRE BAR - the LARGE SIZE one...) So, I am finding...it easier and easier...to eat SMALLER portions...and still lose weight...not as fast...but, lose slowly...and ENJOY EVENTS!!!