Sunday, July 22, 2007

A non adoption conversation

O'k, I have absolutely nothing to write about this adoption journey today. Well nothing that hasn't already been said. So, since this is my blog, I turn it over today to a dieting conversation. I have stuck to Nutri-System better then I have stuck to anything in years. I am down TEN pounds. I was really up there because the weight I am at today is my "stuck at" weight that I have been at for the last five or more years. My clothes are big on me now. I am a very comfortable size eight. At 5'2 1/2, my medium size frame should be a size eight, six better. I still have at least 10 to 15 to go to really feel I am at the weight I really should be. I am good now....I want to be great. Right now I couldn't eat any less. I can probably exercise more, but I also have to be a bit careful as I tend to overdue it and then have intense back pain. I am trying to find the balance. To find the place where I don't feel like I am killing myself or depriving myself- where I can have a little fun. Anyway, my question is to you.....any hints how a 46 year old can up her metabolism a bit and push thru this next 10 pounds. I know about lifting weights, and drinking more water....anything else????

By the way, a coach of mine, Jille, has just launched an a weightloss blog: She is hosting FREE weightloss conferences with guest speakers on Monday nites. Go to her blog for details.


Susan said...

I dunno, girl, you were looking pretty smokin' on Karaoke night!

There's the FDA-approved weight loss drug, Alli, but what with all the precautions they suggest to manage the pesky little explosive-diarrhea side effect, I really think I'd rather just have the 5 extra lbs.

The Blessing that is LIA said...

Ahh, thanks! Believe it or not I thought of Alli but whether it is good or bad, I am under the weight recommended.ugh!

stephanie said...

Congrats on the weight loss, Wendi!! I've been traveling for the last 3 weeks and I think I gained the weight you lost. Grrrrrrr. We're the exact same height and I'm sure you'll agree at this height you notice every single pound.

Anonymous said...

It is not about the amount of time spent on exercise but shocking the muscle. Same old same old is not good as the muscle need this to change. My trainer did this for 6 weeks ( one hour 4X a week) and I was able to go down one dress size without dieting. Ballet Barre and pilates work on elongating the muscle which changes your body. Do not worry about the pounds as you are changing your body...your clothes are big and fit better!!