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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

life doesnt have to be this difficult! u can call it whatever you want eating clean eating right... its all about changing your habits and making it a point to say no to yourself when you feel yourself losing control. i need to point out the first and most important thing i did was to eat every 3 hours! when you eat every 3 hours not only are you not hungry through out the day but you keep your metabolism going all day! its vital that you drink water... i dont even keep track these days but i drink water with every meal, with nothing, out of bottles when i'm on the go ...ALWAYS.... juices and soda are not only high in calories but in sugar and sugar only makes you HUNGRY! all these things make a difference. i cut back from whole milk to fat free i recommend skinny cow it tastes delicious if you hate the taste of skim.... exercise it makes u feel good and it reminds you that you are doing hard work to burn these calories on the treadmill or outdoors which helps keep you away from high calorie snacks like chips and soda! next PORTION CONTROL! the serving sizes in restaurants is off the wall they are nuts three people could stuff themselves with one dish from the average food joint! so think of it this way you NEED to eat every 3 hours and you are trying to consume anywhere from 1200 to 1500 calories TOPS per DAY! so start out the morning with some cereal i recommend flax plus excellent source of fiber 110 calories per serving plus your skinny cow fat free milk.... a little trick i like to use to make sure i dont over do the caloric intake for any meal, i always eat less than serving size! so guesstimate that first meal at about 200 calories we have about 1000 to 1500 to play with for the rest of the day a few snacks about 100 calories give or take: yogurt, cheese stick, craisins from ocean spray helps satisfy the sweet tooth! i like honey wheat pretzels yum! and if you like assorted nuts are great! think about dinner and lunch... because you are eating all day long you have to make sure that you dont over do it with dinner or lunch by having a super high calorie meal, remember you are learning and retraining your body on how much food you NEED to consume in order to be satiated. in the old days i wouldnt leave a plate till i was absolutely stuffed and that was the way i dealt with every meal! its no wonder i didnt weigh more the way i used to eat!!! the pt is that its food it will always be there as long as you live so learn to live with it around and learn to take in a bit at a time there is no need to binge you'll eat again in three hours and when you are at a diner cut everything in half pack it up right away just think of the money you'll save when you eat that for one of your meals tomorrow! food will always be there its not going anywhere so enjoy it in moderation so you CAN enjoy it without feeling guilty!
continue to weigh yourself regularly BUT stop feeling bad about the number! guilt doesnt help you accomplish anything nor does it give you motivation to go to the gym or lose weight! its just another part of your life you must change in order to make this happen, your attitude is everything and you must be positive to keep yourself moving and going and working towards your goals HAPPILY!!!! it seriously helps to have a positive outlook when you are trying anything! if u only take one thing from this blog with you... its POSSIBLE any GOAL you are HONESTLY working HARD towards you can attain!

  
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FITMOMTO4 7/12/2011 8:35AM

    Happy that I ran across this! Thanks for the tips and motivation!

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BABYDAHL1 1/9/2009 2:54PM

    Wow i am truly inspired and motivated by your story!!!!! Wow! I am at lost for words but i must say CONGRATS TO YOU! I wish you all the best in life and may God continue to bless you and keep you!!!! emoticon

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SHERRYLYNNS 1/9/2009 12:12PM

    How did you get to be so smart !!
Keep up the good work, you give a great pep talk girl
Thank You !! emoticon

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LINDAANNE2 10/28/2008 8:18AM

    Thank you for sharing that. You're doing an awesome job.

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ANEWCARI 7/25/2008 3:41PM

    Great blog! Thanks for the pep-talk! Your AMAZING!

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TAMARA_AVERIL 7/25/2008 10:42AM

    great blog - thanks

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CRASHERBOO 6/30/2008 5:15PM

    Thank you for the pep talk! I have recently lost another 2 pounds and I am so happy! You are right about everything that you said. It's easy to make it a lot harder than it really is. emoticon

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REALLYROXANNE 6/30/2008 3:53PM

    Thank you for the amazing tips you left on this blog. I especially like the one about eating 6 times a day, but remembering to adjust your lunches and dinners. That is something I didn't do when I started eating 6 times a day so hopefully this will help me remember. BTW, you look great!
~Roxanne

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CHRISFIT1 6/30/2008 3:36PM

  Thanks for the reminder. So true, eat often and eat a little less than the recommended serving to leave some calories for the small snacks. The day will balance out near the 1250-1500. You look great. You and your mother inspire me. Christine

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JJENNVA 6/28/2008 4:50PM

    I can totally relate to so much of what you are saying and you really motivate me...thank you!

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SAYMORRE 6/21/2008 5:01PM

    This is yet another reason why I love you and keep coming back to your page. You're such a great inspiration and keep me motivated to keep going. I believe we do make this so difficult sometimes - worried about what we "can't" eat and what have you instead of concentrating on what we are gaining - health, wellness, more energy and a long joyous life.

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TENSPOT 6/18/2008 12:40PM

    Your story has motivated so many people......WOW
You look great!!!
Paulette

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CYLAWET 6/16/2008 2:18PM

    Some Great Points here!!!!We need to fuel our bodies with food to fuel which can give us energy.......

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BEMORESTUBBORN 6/11/2008 4:50PM

    Great advice and absolutely true. Eating to live instead of living to eat really makes a difference and so does having a positive, can-do attitude!

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email response... how'd u do it?

Saturday, May 17, 2008


most vital in knowing how my life change worked is knowing what my life was like before....my "diet" my entire life consisted of fatty foods delicious yet nasty greasified foods... i hardly ever drank anything other than coke or oj and even then you'd usually find me drinking a coke with breakfast.... portion size did not exist, a calorie was a number that meant 0 to me not a thing, and the idea of being a petite women was non existent. i used to say that seeing a girls hip bones stick out of her jeans made me hungry, hungry enough to grab me another bag of doritos! i used to say i was built this way... i didnt believe there was a possibility of being any less than a 157 lbs what i weighed in 6th grade, i was negative... i had to change that first, i had to believe that anything was possible that i wasnt stuck in that body i had so ignorantly eaten myself into my entire life... i had to treat myself like a child and say no when i wanted things that were really pointless, i had to realize that i was being wasteful of what i was filling up my body with, of what i was spending my money on, on my health and my life.... i changed everything about how i used to eat i stopped eating like a 300 lb man and started eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day and i worked out every single day... running 45 mins lifting weights you gotta do it all and dont waste your time exercising if you plan on having a donut later for real! when i first started jogging, a can of soda was equal to the amount of calories id burned off after 25 mins! it was a huge eyeopener so you have to be aware of your caloric intake. i never said good bye to my food i just stopped enjoying it over time... it just cost too much in so many ways... and when i do have cravings im able to have a handful and stop its not like the old me, i ate like the market was gonna shut down! and there'd be a shortage of all the things i liked! point is when you figure out what you like thats low cal and and you start replacing all the junk and unhealthy things you eat with yummy things that dont "cost" so much you'll find you eat more often and intake less calories than you would if you didnt eat all day and had fast food for dinner! things i like cheese stix yogurt craisins i dont like nuts but they are great for you i do like almond butter yummy! i love salmon grilled or any kind of way, i love salads too and fruits all kinds try everything you thought you didnt like all over again give healthy stuff a try you will be amazed by what you like! eat every 3 hours! seriously every 3 hours, it keeps you not hungry so you dont eat more than a proper portion size of something... i even like to cut average portions in half as to make sure i never over eat that way theres always room for a tiny bit more at the end of a hard day if i must indulge! also when you eat every 3 hours you make sure to keep your metabolism going all day! a good thing! i still have individual bagged portions of all my fave snack so i always have something to hold me over on the run. meals dont have to always be quick and at bk! we deserve more than that and we should take the time to nourish our bodies! u can soooo do this!!!! this is a time where we are retraining our bodies and MINDs on what is good for us what feels good and what tastes good... also remember this isnt a time when you should be feeling bad about yourself this is a time for regrowth and a new out look on life -attitude is everything!
ps WATER lots of it forget everything else!


  
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MAJOOD85 1/13/2010 1:01PM

    Thanks for the blog! it helps lots!! :)

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USE2BWILD 8/26/2009 9:02PM

    This is a great blog. I find it very motivating. I read your Mom's blog and asked her how she motivated her daughters to begin or to want to begin and she kindly wrote me a long explanation on how being a role model would do it. I have been as much as I know how. Well, congratulations on your success.

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BESTLIFE79 10/30/2008 12:51PM

    I love your idea of cutting a regular portion size in half! Im definitly going to do that, cuz I know that it will work to "trick" my mind !

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SXYVABIGGRL 8/11/2008 8:48PM

    That was was great and so true!! Thanks for the motivation.

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ANETE27 8/4/2008 8:49PM

  WOW, WOW, WOW. You are such an inspiration!! Let me start by saying your website along with you mom's are the greatest place to go when you need some perspectiave. I am just finally starting to realize what you are saying.

Your life story sounds just like mine. i always yo-yo dieted and now I am ready to take charge of my life and change, I can't wait to share my before and after pictures and be as proud as you are!

Thanks for taking the time and putting your story out there for all of us.

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LADYBUGGZ10 7/29/2008 6:59PM

    wow, talk about words of wisdom!

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GIRLONTHEMOVE 6/28/2008 5:35PM

  Great post and u really made me open my eyes...portion, portion, portion, thanks for inspiring us!

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MZJENG 6/10/2008 10:45AM

    Hey! I am so glad that I came about your blog! True inspiration! I plan to keep cutting out all things unhealthy for me and continue to try to live a healthy lifestyle today! If I dont start today..I never will! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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KHAWNSGIRL 5/31/2008 12:57PM

  Ur families journey made me cry because I have struggled with this stupid weight for so long and if i would just have developed the motivation you guys had this could have been done a long time ago. I'm starting over today....Thank You!!

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ROBYNEGG 5/29/2008 5:24PM

    Thank you for sharing your insight! You're right, it's just food. I'm so DONE overeating!!!!!!!! emoticon

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JENNIFER3879 5/28/2008 10:25PM

    Hey Chica.. Just came across this blog and boy did I need this more than anything right now. Thank you for sharing your story and for being so honest. You are truly an inspiration!

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SK8TRSANDY 5/19/2008 3:54PM

  I just started Weight Watchers last week and you're truly an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this, Sandy

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BEMORESTUBBORN 5/18/2008 12:41PM

    The incredibly insightful perspective in this response is not only empowering but energizing. If I were at square one right now, after reading this, I would be filled with enthusiasm and optimism! You illustrate that our minds and our attitudes are vital in achieving success... it's all in how we look at things...

Well-said and more importantly, WELL-DONE!

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IT-IS-WHATITIS 5/18/2008 9:24AM

    Having a bad week, I really needed to read this!! THANK YOU! Once again, congrats on your success!! Hope I can make my goals become reality as you did your goals!

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O Kenya I needed that!!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


OMG! i did it i finally bought a bathing suit i feel AMAZING in! i loved my one from last summer it was pretty much the same thing i've always worn ...skirt to hide the inner thigh flab and backless tankini top to hide what i call "the rainbow" over my belly button... well no more!!!! a WONDERFUL friend of mine, matter of fact my mentor, has known me since my biggest days and went shopping with me.... i had to show her the bathing suit i secretly tried on days before and she loved it! couldnt get over it and was amazed at my doubts to make a final purchase... needless to say i left empty handed...then there was kenya's new pic in her hot red monokini and that was the last thing i needed! thanks for the push you didnt even know you gave!!!! emoticon

  
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EILEENAG 3/22/2010 1:17PM

  i have the rainbow!!!!!!!!! how'd you get rid of it??

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LILMAMIBECCA 6/4/2008 2:16AM

    I am amazed---you look so great!!! I have never in my life felt good in a bathing suit. I have always tried to cover up with shorts and t-shirts, and the suits I do buy are always so ugly. You are so motivating to me! Next year at this time, I am going to have so much fun shopping for a sexy, new suit!

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DIZZYMISSLIZZY4 5/9/2008 8:58AM

    OK I have to ask....what's a rainbow around your belly button? You look like a model in that bathing suit!

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TJESMILE 5/8/2008 5:20PM

    I am going to have a body like yours one day!!!! You look awesome!! I can't wait to have muscles like that!!! emoticon

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FITGIRL15 5/5/2008 1:32PM

    Woot Woot! Looking fantastic girl! Way to go! Hot bikini!

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PIGLETSMALL 4/24/2008 4:10PM

    Woo Hoo! That's a very hot pink bathing suit! You rock! Hugs xxx

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SLSOTAK 4/24/2008 1:42AM

    Holy cow, Girl! You are SMOKIN hot! :) I can't wait to feel that good about myself...not quite there yet, but workin dang hard for it! :) Take care of you! - Stacy :)

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KEENIEBOY 4/23/2008 10:53PM

    Thank you girl for the honors....LOL!!! We don't have to hide anything any more!! You are not only different on the inside but on the outside too. Let the old Lisette go, she's buried under all those close that are about 10 sizes or so too big...LOL!!! I love your swimsuit and I'm glad to know that you like mines too!! Let's look great in them this summer!!! I went to get some sun on these legs today!!

Kenya

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BLESSEDKALI 4/22/2008 2:13PM

    Girl YOU look FAB, you don't know me but i am proud of you.Just as Kenya has motivated you, women like YOU motivate ME everyday! I know i can do it! THANK YOU for this! you deserve it! enjoy that bathing suit, I'm right behind ya....well kind of...lol give me a few more months:)

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BEMORESTUBBORN 4/22/2008 9:09AM

    You look SENSATIONAL and the bathing suit... Wait! What bathing suit? I'm supposed to be looking at a bathing suit?! Oh yeah, there it is. Sorry! My eyes were riveted to the SMOKIN' HOT BOD! YOWZA!

Congratulations, Lisette! Recognize that the joy you're feeling goes beyond a swatch of fabric... You're feeling great in your own skin and that's not only the culmination of all your past efforts but a reward for your commitment to maintaining.

ENJOY that wonderful feeling EVERY DAY... no matter what you're wearing.
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for those who dont think they can maintain......

Thursday, March 27, 2008


everything you do or DONT do in this life is your choice! i not only continue with portion control but i do a few calculations in my head of what im about to put into my body! i've never left a mall and felt good about myself till just a few days ago so with incentive like that its not as hard to watch my weight, though i do remember it being quite the task when i was larger.... with portion control you still have to watch, somethings may be tiny and loaded with unnecessary calories soda juices beer condiments like mayo, when you cut the wasteful stuff out you can have more of the things you like and as you learn on this weight loss journey how to eat and still feel good, you'll learn that jolly ranchers may taste good but not as amazing as natures real candy, Ocean Spray's craisins, sun dried cranberries i dont even like cranberry juice but im in LOVE with my craisins, they're sweet and delicious and if i liked nuts i would eat them too cause they are a great healthy high protein snack! i eat ALL the time i mean, fruit in the morn or a yogurt, some cereal, a handful of raspberries or strawberries, i like clementines and tangerines, cheese stix a sm 90 calorie snack... i never gave these things a chance when i was a big girl my own discrimination against "healthy" foods, but i will tell you this much i discriminate everyday now its just the greasy fast food monster i avoid, one serving of fries is all the calories you need for one whole meal so i stay far away from that, maybe once a month i'll have some but to tell you the truth i dont even miss them, none of my friends try to kill me whenever i have them around sooo why the hell should i keep greasy unhealthy things around to sabotage me! i have a super bare fridge and pantry.... and i continue to live an active lifestyle! i actually said out loud for the first time in my entire life: i love the way i look and i meant it and i didnt feel conceited or bad about it, i've worked my ass off to look and feel this way and i know for a fact it is possible... so i tell myself STILL everyday never again! i'll never loose sight of the bigger picture i want to love me and be healthy and feel good so yea i'll keep watching my portions and cal intake for the rest of my life... but ITS WORTH IT cause IM WORTH IT!

  
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SAYMORRE 4/27/2008 12:40AM

    Not be bold or weird... but I ♥ you! You're such an inspiration! And yes... you are WORTH IT! WE ALL ARE!

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BEMORESTUBBORN 3/27/2008 12:01PM

    I could not be happier to read this. You are a living example of the positive self-image that we create from following a healthy lifestyle. That is one of the most priceless gifts we can give ourselves because it helps not only in the physical aspect of our lives but in relationships, work and in providing a general feeling of well-being and optimism.

Living your life with joy is a definite reward of this way of life; glad you have ACHIEVED that now while you're still so young...

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i stole this from DTRMINED's blog ;0

Friday, February 29, 2008


"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service." -John Burroughs
;) PURELY FANTASTIC!

  
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JO*ANNE*IE 3/1/2008 2:47PM

    Wow -- Wonderful conversation Ladies!!!

Yup .. this is what it's all about ... commitment .. learning to love and honor ourselves ... declaring our value and worth ... Dedication and shout it from the rooftops commitment --- when-you-keep-your-word-and- you're willing-to-be-held-accountable-comm
itted; and back to love again

... That is how you do it!!

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YANDI4LIFE 2/29/2008 11:29PM

    I 'borrowed' LOL it from from Mr. Burroughs.

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BEMORESTUBBORN 2/29/2008 7:26PM

    My smart and insightful daughter (thievery notwithstanding)! I love this quote and your endorsement of it! Wanting something "yesterday" is the quickest path to quitting and consequently, to failure...

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