Thursday, March 4, 2010

A New Beginning

I am officially re-starting my weightloss program today. Pray for me and don't let me fall off again! I lost 40 pounds in 3 months and now I've been at the same weight for 3 months... Now it's time to get that last 40 pounds off! I can still make my June 1st goal if I stick to it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Back On Track! Come to a TSFL seminar!

Remember that weight-loss seminar I invited you to last month? Well, the company that I'm involved with is having a fantastic free seminar at the end of this month which will be a hundred times better and more informative than anything I could have put together. It is Friday, Jan 29 - Saturday Jan 30. Friday night there is an overview of the weight-loss program I've been doing, and an overview of the health coach business opportunity for people who want to help others get healthy. Saturday will be training for those who want to become health coaches and will include a free lunch. The whole seminar is free and very informative if you are interested in going with me to find out more. It is definitely a no-pressure environment, so you can just come and enjoy the information. Let me know what you think and if you'd like to go!

As for me, first week "back" on the program and I lost the 3 pounds I gained over the holidays! Woo Hoo! Back on track and feeling good!!! 120, here I come (again!).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A New Year, A New Me!

Just wanted to check in since it has been SO long since I posted anything...

The holidays were not good for me. I pretty much abandoned the program for 3 entire weeks and went a bit crazy -- eating basically anything I wanted, and unfortunately, I wanted a lot! With all of the holiday goodies in the house, it wasn't a pretty sight. We also had 2 birthdays in our home (and so, 2 birthday cakes) over the last couple of weeks, and I gave in (and after not having a cake on MY own birthday, that really stinks!!) . The good news is, even though I was eating a lot of the wrong things, I did stick to my portion control, and kept things small, so the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Bottom line, since we last spoke in November, I have gained 3 pounds. I'm back up to 179. UGH! Total weight loss is only 36 pounds. I should be at 50 by now!!! My own fault. No one to blame but me... and maybe Santa's little goody elves...

But, I have learned some great lessons since I began this journey in August. The most important one is that this is really more of a spiritual battle than a physical one. I have to be able to approach it as such, and that is exactly what I intend to do this year. No more giving in to the weaknesses of the flesh. If I allow my physical desire for food to control me, I am allowing my flesh to overcome my spirit. I know that is a battle that my Heavenly Father does not want me to lose. I also know that with His help, I WILL win.

I am back on the program 100% now. I know from my fantastic experience from August to November, that I CAN do this. It's a new year, and it is going to be a new me!!! Anyone out there want to join me? Now is the time!!! Let's do it together!

PS - My mom-in-law was much more diligent than I was during the holidays, and she has caught up with me! She started 8 weeks ago, and has already lost 35 pounds! She did make a conscious choice to have a few goodies over Christmas too, but she was smart and still stuck to the program 99% of the time, unlike her coach! Way to go Mom!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thankful for No Weight Gain!

Phew!!! Made it through Thanksgiving without gaining any weight! Woo Hoo! (and yes, I cheated ... but portion control was the key I think!) I weighed in this morning at 176! That's 39 pounds! Only 6 more pounds to go to reach my half-way mark! I'm hoping I can reach that 45 lb mark before Dave and I go on our 15th anniversary weekend trip in 2 weeks! Shouldn't be a problem, if I stick to it!

Finally a new photo! I found my camera (yay!) but I had to abandon the brown swimsuit!!! I tried and tried to tuck and tie it so that I could get a decent picture in the same outfit, but it is just SO SO BAGGY that nothing would work! So you have a photo of me in regular clothes! I have gone from a size 18/20 (depending on the item) to a size 14!!! I haven't been in a 14 for nearly 10 years!

Ok, many of you know that I have become a Health Coach with TSFL to help others succeed on this weight-loss journey. My first client has been my mom-in-law, and in 3 weeks she has already lost 20 pounds! She is so excited, and I'm incredibly happy for her. Her blood pressure has also significantly dropped, and she's hoping to get off of her meds by the time she's done with the program! That would be SO great for her! I'm just thrilled!!!

Hope you all had a super Thanksgiving! Back next week with more updates!

Monday, November 16, 2009

90 day milestone!!!

Jump for joy and shout hoorays! Lora's been losing for 90 days! My weigh-in this morning was 179!!!! I FINALLY broke the 180 wall that has been sitting before me for WEEKS! 36 pounds in 12 weeks. (Aug 17 - Nov 16). Wow! What a journey so far! I'm SO SO happy with the 3 lbs per week average that I've been able to maintain. I'd like to kick it up a notch and raise that average now that I know it is possible. (If I would get out of the house and add a bit of exercise to my daily routine, I'm sure it would happen!) I am so excited. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support and constant kudos that you send me. I am changing my life. I'm amazed at how many things are slowly changing about me now that I am controlling my eating. I think I'm becoming a better person altogether. A more attentive wife, a more patient mom, a better housekeeper. I'm sure a LOT of that has to do with the increased energy level. Not nearly as sluggish as I was before. But I also think it is the improved mindset and outlook on life in general. Whatever it is, I LOVE IT!

As for photo updates ... the problem is that our digital camera has been missing in action for about a month now. I could take a cell phone photo I guess, but I was hoping for some consistency in the photos ... I'll figures something out soon though!

Monday, November 2, 2009

34 pounds and dropping ...

Today's weigh in : Down 34 pounds since August 17! I am so grateful . I can't believe I'm actually doing it. It is coming off pound after pound, week after week, and I am just so excited and so happy. It is so wonderful to be getting my health back, to have energy, to have control. Thanks so much for hanging in there with me! I still have a long way to go ... don't give up!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Miss Me? Missing 31 pounds of Me!

Well, it's been crazy busy lately, and I've been substitute teaching the last few Mondays (finally!) including today, so it has knocked me off my blog routine. But, I couldn't stand going another week without posting an update: After 8 weeks on the program, I've lost 31 pounds! I was definitely more valiant the first four weeks than I have been the last four weeks, but I learned some good lessons and really learned a lot about myself, my motivation, my body, and my spirit... and I have to tell you, I am on track for life. I have set a short-term goal with my health coach to be down 45 pounds by Thanksgiving day, so I can enjoy a few extras with no guilt. I have no doubt that I'll reach that goal, and I'm so excited to get there! I'll try to post once a week. Even if I don't make it on Monday morning I'll try to do it on Monday afternoon rather than skipping weeks again. And I'll try to post a photo today or tomorrow... It's been a LONG time since I've put one up, and I'm kind of excited to see the transition! Thanks for hanging in there with me!