Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Woo hoo!!! That's all I can say. The scale junkie in me keeps climbing on, and today was a HUGE surprise. I didn't expect to be down another pound - not at all. But hooray for me! And the timing couldn't be more perfect either, because I'm leaving tomorrow for a 10 day trip to Florida.

I haven't mentioned it up until now because I needed to stay focused on losing what I could before I left. I am nervous, but I am also completely committed to this weight loss, and have no intention of letting this trip stop me in my tracks. My plan is to continue eating my 1350 calories, and to get in as much exercise as I can. I have the great BIG advantage of having my drill sergeant with me, so she'll bust my chops if I don't walk or swim or get some other type of activity. The other nice thing is that she'll do it with me, so I won't be alone. Yay. That's all I can say. YAY!!!

The hardest part about going out of town, not just this time but for the past several years, has been figuring out what clothes I have to take with me. It pretty much forces me to clean out my closet and see what fits by trying on everything. THAT'S painful. I totally despise trying on clothes. The saving grace, if there is one, is that I'm am not looking at a three-way mirror in a department store. And then I make three piles: too big; just right; next size down. It's rewarding and depressing at the same time, but a necessary step. The only thing more depressing is thought of having to strut around a beach or pool in my swimming tent. You know, my gigantic swimsuit? Praise God for terry cloth cover-ups! lol.

Alright, so you probably won't hear from me tomorrow or Thursday, but I'll try to post on Friday. I'll be going through scale withdrawals. Seriously. I can't get on my scale again until the day after Easter. And I NEED that number, which is almost two weeks from now, to be lower than 195. I don't care if it's only two pounds. I need to keep losing. If travelling from one state to another is the sole reason for me to "fall off the wagon," then what's the point of this whole program? So, yea. I have to be like glue while I'm gone, and really stick to it.

Please offer up a little prayer for me. I am pretty confident, but every prayer helps. :) And until I come back, I'll say a prayer for you all too. God is good. He's stuck by me this far, and I trust Him. Woot! I'm over and out.


  1. Lisa sometimes we just gotta have fun also. You are not dieting but truely changing your life. It is a lifestyle change, not just a change for a few months. Don't become obsessed with the next pound. It will come just as you have seen these last weeks. But then again I need to lose 50 pounds also. Enjoy the sun in Florida. Enjoy your family, and maybe meet a tall, dark and handsome man that will let you know you are the best person and friend at any weight. Keep up the good work.

  2. The post above is good advice. Is that the lil gal on the peanutbutter and banana sandwich comment who is also starting a program with someone else? Honey, I am watching and praying for you too. This blog is living proof it can be done.The first weeks are the hardest and our lil gal attests to. Now back yo our traveler........
    And if the obsession gets the best of you -
    hotels DO HAVE SCALES! And exercise rooms.
    By the way, save your biggest pair of whatever. You will love looking back at it down the line. Kind of like that old line "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" except it will be "I can't believe I fit into that big thing". It can be a reality check. A pleasant one reminding you that you can do anything. And regarding the pool/water and the 'tent' - don't ever believe you are what is on the outside. THE INSIDE IS WHO YOU ARE. Some of us could stand to be as honest with ourselves as you are. Say hi to the warden! Is the gremlin coming or is this an adult only get-a-way.

  3. I Believe Sting could say it like this:

    Every bite you take
    And every move you make
    Every diet you break
    Every step you take
    We'll be watching you

    Every single day
    And every word you say
    Every scale you play
    Every meal you delay
    We'll be watching you

    Oh don't you know
    We all love you so
    We want the weight to go
    So please just say 'NO"

    Every move you make
    Every vow you break
    Every time you fake
    What you really ate
    We'll be watching you.

    Have Fun!

  4. Have a fun-fabulous time. I agree with your commenters above. And, I'll be praying for you!!