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My progress report

Sunday, December 12, 2010

For the last couple of months, I have been struggling with my food intake. I am exercising on a regular basis and have not put on any weight but I haven't lost any either. Therefore, I decided to encourage myself to be good again with my food intake because I need to see the changes that have occurred in my body since my journey began on April 30, 2009.

When I started my journey I weighed 183.7 lbs. I now weigh 150.7 which means a 33 lbs loss.

Where it gets interesting is in the inches:
Chest: Bef. 43.5" Now. 37.5" - loss of 6 inches
Neck: Bef. 13" Now. 12" - loss of 1 inch
Midriff: Bef. 34.5" Now 31" - loss of 3.5 inches
Waist: Bef. 34.5" Now 30.5" - loss of 4 inches
Stomach: Bef. 41" Now 37.5" - loss of 3.5 inches
Hips: Bef. 44.5" Now 39" - loss of 5.5 inches
Upper Right Thigh: Bef. 26.5" Now 20.5 - loss of 6 inches
Right Knee: Bef. 17" Now 15.5" - loss of 1.5 inches
Right Calf: Bef. 16.75" Now 15 - loss of 1.75 inches
Upper Right Arm: Bef. 13" Now 11 - loss of 2 inches
Right Forearm: Bef. 11" Now 9.5" - loss of 1.5 inches

Total inches lost = 36.25 (and I didn't calculate the left arm and leg!)

Was this journey worth it? I would say so...

Now let us continue along this path to success. emoticon

  
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DOUBLELAKE 12/31/2010 9:50PM

    You look like a different person now, not to mention you look SOOOOOOOOOOO much younger than your original photo! Congrats and keep up to good work in the New Year!! I will follow you in the New Year b/c you are an inspiration to me! emoticon

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LJHST5 12/26/2010 2:44PM

    This is amazing and makes me want to take my measurements!!

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ANIMALMAGIC 12/17/2010 5:16AM

  Fantastic! emoticonand great inspiration to the rest of us
Jay x

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DNJEN471 12/14/2010 10:09AM

    Great job!!!

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KAMAPERRY 12/13/2010 12:25PM

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JACQUELINEJO 12/13/2010 10:57AM

    Wow, your measurements really do show the change! You're doing a great job, keep at it!

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NEW-CAZ 12/13/2010 3:11AM

    opps posted twice emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/13/2010 3:10AM

    emoticonLise!
So many sparkers just stare at the scales week in and week out and don't see the progress they're making.
Fantastic results and well worth the effort you look emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/12/2010 6:49PM

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NATPLUMMER 12/12/2010 5:14PM

    Sometimes the results don't show up on the scale but they certainly have shown up in inches lost. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINY67 12/12/2010 5:07PM

    Looks like you are doing one hellva good job. Keep up the good work.

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I should always exercise first thing in the morning!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Although I do exercise during the day, I truly should exercise first thing like I did this morning. Man, do I feel good! It's now nearly 5 p.m. and I'm still energized. Truly, there is nothing like a good workout. Hugs to you all!

  
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CARRIE1948 12/10/2010 4:50PM

    I can't do it then. Good for you

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ESTEPHENSON2 12/9/2010 8:03PM

    Wow I needed to hear that! =)
Gotta start getting my butt up at 5am too!!!
Thanks for posting.

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MISSY455 12/9/2010 7:58PM

    I haven't been getting my exercise in until very late in the day/early evening. After reading all of the great comments by you early people I think I should attempt early more often. Thanks for the reminder!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/9/2010 6:25PM

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VALERIENEAL 12/9/2010 4:42PM

    I do too, but it's just not practical for me, well those people I live with, I mean my family-oops did I type that outloud???

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FRANCO1230 12/9/2010 3:16PM

    Yes, I workout in the early morning, too (4:30). Otherwise, it just doesn't happen with everything that goes on and can go wrong throughout the day. I am NOT a morning person, but since I am the only one up in the house that early it's ok...it's just me & my music. I can really focus because there is nothing and no one distracting me. I absolutely hate (on the very rare occasion) when I don't get my workout done in the morning. And, yes, I agree. The energy is great. I hope this continues working for you, too!

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P0KERS0PH 12/9/2010 2:22PM

    I'm going to try and get up extra early tomorrow and workout. People say how good it is, so I wanna give it a go!

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KAMAPERRY 12/9/2010 1:57PM

    I love it too. I hate when I miss!

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NEW-CAZ 12/9/2010 1:35PM

    I found that early on Lise- I love early am exercise. On my rest days I feel something is missing from my day.
Love the way it wakes me up and keeps me going long into the evening,

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MELROCKZ 12/9/2010 1:30PM

    that is soo try true. The challenging part is getting out of bed!

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NATPLUMMER 12/9/2010 12:16PM

    I always feel so much less stressed and energetic when I do my workout in the morning. It's definitely the way to go.
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Using a lap-top. So sloooowwwwwww....

Friday, December 03, 2010

My computer is acting up so I have to bring in the technician to look at it. Thank goodness my husband has an extra lap-top and that is what I am using right now. However, it has Vista on it and this is so slow in getting to one page to another that it is terribly annoying. It is hard to get work done when it is like this.

Anyway guys, that is why I am not on the site much these days apart from the fact that we are experiencing a lot of blackouts in Dakar, Senegal right now.

  
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GINGER_LOSTALOT 12/6/2010 2:09PM

    I know how you feel. Ugh! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 12/6/2010 10:11AM

    I know what you mean, hubby has Vista on his laptop and it hates my gmail and Spark. My laptop is ok.

BTW I love seeing your before and after photots! Have a great week.

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LORETTA24 12/6/2010 6:46AM

    emoticon Have you gotten your computer fixed yet. You have not blogged for a while now. I pray all is well with you! Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon

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MERRIKATE 12/5/2010 7:26PM

    Thank you again for the link to IslandBeth's invigorating blog, Lise, and ALSO very much indeedy for your own "I'M DONE ...' litany -- ohhhhhhh yessssssssss!! You said it, Girl. Who'd ever have guessed when we were little lasses that we'd be so dependent on electronic thingies to support our network of caring companions? So great to have these appliances, glitches and all (even blankety-blank vista, which I live with on this laptop here, for my sins), and my all the gods that ever were bless our skilled techies! Looking fwd to fresh blogs from you soon.
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ANIMALMAGIC 12/5/2010 5:16AM

  Just try and be patient re the laptop. If you didn't have the use of that there'd be no SP at all!!!!! emoticon
Jay x

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/4/2010 4:16PM

    emoticonHope it gets better soon!

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KAMAPERRY 12/4/2010 1:11PM

    emoticon frustrating, I know!

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PRAIRIE_MUM 12/4/2010 11:04AM

    I hope your computer gets sorted out soon!


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NEW-CAZ 12/4/2010 3:28AM

    As long as you're okay Lise Sparking can wait hun.
Hope you're puter is well again soon

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My goal plan for December 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Since October and November were not exactly emoticon for me, I have decided that 2010 will be finished off with a BANG with the ultimate aim of reaching my goal by the middle of 2011.

1. I will keep within my calorie range.
2. I will exercise every single day -- even if it's just walking.
3. I will strength train at least 6 days of the week (3 days of free weights and 3 on the gym machines).
4. Cardio will be part of my daily schedule which includes walking.
5. I will sleep a minimum of 7 hours per night.
6. My minimum steps per day will be 10,000.

I drink water because I need it so I'm OK when it comes to that.

This is my promise to me for December 2010. Wish me well... emoticon

  
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NORDICVALKYRIE 12/8/2010 3:50PM

    Sounds like awesome goals! You can do it!!

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PRAIRIE_MUM 12/4/2010 11:05AM

    Good plan!

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SHANN1530 12/2/2010 8:18PM

    sounds like a good plan! be careful with 6 days of ST though - if you get tired don't be afraid to give your body some rest!

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LORETTA24 12/2/2010 6:41AM

    emoticon I wish you well! Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon

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ANIMALMAGIC 12/2/2010 5:02AM

  Good luck and good goals!
Jay x

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/1/2010 5:24PM

    Hey....don't knock walking...it's a powerful form of exercise.
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Have a great December!

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WENDYSPARKS 12/1/2010 11:18AM

    Good luck to you!!!

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NATPLUMMER 12/1/2010 11:16AM

    You go, girl!!!!
You can totally do it.

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THEWINNER33 12/1/2010 10:52AM

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Very realistic goals. You CAN do it. Marcia

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KAMAPERRY 12/1/2010 10:36AM

    emoticon Awesome goals!

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CB2214 12/1/2010 9:56AM

    You can do it!!
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I love this post and hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea for myself. emoticon

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CARRIE1948 12/1/2010 9:42AM

    Making a public commitment often helps

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SARAWALKS 12/1/2010 8:20AM

    emoticon Good for you! emoticon
You are more ambitious than I! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/1/2010 6:51AM

    emoticonplan Lise emoticon emoticon

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NACHOSMAMA 12/1/2010 6:47AM

    Rock it out and finish the year with fireworks!

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ANELAKANOA 12/1/2010 6:31AM

  I know you can do it!!! emoticon

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TBONE13 12/1/2010 6:24AM

  sounds like a PLAN!!!!!

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GROEDER 12/1/2010 6:19AM

    Looks like a very good plan.
The best to you and have a great December.

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Feel way better this weekend

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Last week I was a bit under the weather and I ate over my allowed calorie-range and did go back up to 152! I'm happy to announce that I am back down to below 150. Thank goodness that I got over what was wrong with me. I do not like feeling unwell and not on top of things. Well, the saga continues. Hugs to all.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/29/2010 8:23PM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

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NEW-CAZ 11/29/2010 3:06AM

    Glad you're feeling brighter Lise emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/28/2010 6:25PM

    YAY for being back down below 150!!!! I'm glad you've recovered from w hatever you had. Now you'll be back on track!

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