Thursday, May 7, 2009


Woop, woop, woop!!! I have hit a magic number in my weight loss world. I would love to say "there are no words" but we aaaall know I'm far too long-winded for that. Haha! This was a big day for me today. I have kept my calories at a steady 1300 or less, and I've kept up with my exercise, so I had hoped to see my number go down, but seeing a 186 at the front end was over the top for me. And from my perspective, this is the direct result of your prayers. I am completely and utterly convinced of it. Wow.

I have not weighed in at the 186 mark for almost three years. Doesn't seem like that long ago, but it felt like an eternity. When your life shuts down, when you stop going out, when you don't want anyone to see you, ever, life can feel pretty slow and miserable. But the sun has come out, my friends. And let me add here that I am sooooo grateful for your amazing comments and your prayers. I could never articulate how much they mean to me. So thank you. Thank you, thank you!

And tomorrow is another new day. Still struggling a bit with the knee. I'm not sure what that's all about, but that's okay. I bought a brace, load up on the ibuprofen, ice it at night and that seems to keep me on track. I am averaging about 6 miles of walking each day. Of that amount, at least 4 are in "exercise" mode - an hour or so that I get in a walk that's quick enough to be considered "cardio." This morning brought back fond memories of my first few trips to the gym. I was sweating like a pig, and my face was as red as a beet. It's been a while since I've sweated like that. Even the back of my hands were wet!! Good gravy! It was a little unsettling. But I figure I am sweating out all sorts of horrible toxins, so it's just fine. Yes indeedy. :)

Well I'm headed into the weekend and I am in a much better place emotionally than I was a week ago. A few little lemondrops this week, and I sooo needed them. I always say that if God gave out treats, they'd be lemon drops. Sweet and sour, small, but strong and long-lasting. My weight this morning was like a whole handful of lemon drops. And praise God for that!

So. There it is. The latest and greatest. Well there's one more little . . . well okay big thing . . . but I think I will save that for tomorrow. :) Sleep well my friends. And God Bless.


  1. Ok, Missy! Let this be a lesson to you the next time the scale doesn't cooperate with what you want. My hypothesis: The day of your previous post was a day that the fat cells were in protest, hanging on, and expanding. Hence the alleged "weight gain" that your scales suggested. It really was WATER that the fat cells were hanging onto as they were being pushed OUT by the new muscle tissue -- all that walking, Girl, means MUSCLE. And once the M-cells pushed out the F-cells, voila! H-I-G-H-E-R metabolism. Remember this: temp weight gain during a weight loss program can often be the precursor to reaching a NEW level of LOSS!! Hang in there. And congratulations!!

  2. WHEW. . . . . Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief. You're back!

    If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops,
    Oh, what a rain that would be.
    Standing outside, with my mouth opened wide,
    Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.
    If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops,
    Oh, what a rain that would be.

    As you say - we need a little sweet mixed with the sour to know thew difference.

  3. Happy Mother's Day!
    Look how far you have come since last year at this time.
    Your clothes fit better.
    You look great.
    You are in the drivers seat. It may be a bumpy road from time to time but you are doing it.
    Congratulations. The warden says you look great.

    Much Love with great pride in you,
    Woody's mom

  4. Awesome job Laze! Now, you're about to cross a line that will light a fire under ur butt. You go girl!