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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Create a Plan

Soooo thankful it's the Saturday after Thanksgiving. While I enjoyed every bit of the day I ate waaaay too much and my stomach now feels like a basketball!!

Last night as I stuffed two pieces of cherry pie in my mouth I found myself asking..."Why do I continue to do this? I feel so sick and out of control. Why am I doing it?! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!????????

"Most experts believe binge eating is much more prevalent than any survey can measure. 'Our findings only document people whose eating problems are clinically significant and causing marked distress—and that’s probably just the tip of the iceberg,' says James Hudson, M.D., Sc.D., director of the psychiatric epidemiology research program at McLean Hospital and lead author of the national eating disorders survey.

I am a binge eater. I know that. Some days my portions are under control, I eat just till I am full. No sweets or chips or other junk. But then some days I eat anything I can find...crackers, cheese, chips, nuts, anything by the handfuls...{after handful after handful}

Last April my husband and I began taking the weight loss drops HCG. You can read about my journey here. I LOVED this program!! It wasn't easy...but it was do-able. I lost 15 pounds total and felt amazing. Please read my won't take but a minute;)

Anway, after eating more and more the past few months the weight has crept back on. As of today I am 158.6. Ugh.

For the next 28 days my husband and I will be taking 4 drops of HCG 3 times a day. You can read about HCG here. Normally I don't believe in pills and shakes and all that other weight loss stuff...however, after having success the first time I KNOW this works. It does curb by appetite and keep my blood sugar levels stable so I don't eat as much and I lose. And I was doing a great job of keeping it off until I became just plain lazy.

 My husband and I don't follow the strict 500 calories a day plan they suggest. We eat approx 1,000 to 1,200 a day...lots of fruits {berries are good}, veggies, lean meats and water. Very little bread. If we DO eat it we choose whole wheat with 40 calories a slice. I will be sure and post my food for the day {with photos some days}so you can see what we're doing. I will exercise starting goal is to begin slowly {I don't have a lot of energy for the first few days} at 10 minutes a day. By the middle of next week I should be back to my normal 30 to 45 minutes a day.

"You don't drown by falling in the water, You drown by not getting out."  -Anon.

I have been drowning in food. I am done. As of today I am done!

I look forward to taking this journey to health. I hope you'll join me, too.

*Create a list of goals for yourself today. List at least 5 things you want to happen by January 1st, 2011. Here is mine...

1. wearing smaller size jeans
2. NO binge eating
3. Loving myself 100%
4. Be in control of my actions
5. Be able to focus my energy on my creative projects, my family and other things...not the size of my stomach.

*Decide on an eating plan that's right for you. It may be Weight Watchers, Body for Life or simply just counting calories. Do what works for you. That is critical to your success.

*Promise yourself something..."I promise to workout for 10 minutes a day for the next 30 days." "I promise to keep a food journal." "I promise to choose 2 or 3 of my fave holiday foods and eat them only."

*Tell yourself you can do this and JUST DO IT!

I think President Abraham Lincoln sums it up perfectly...."No individual who has resolved to make the most himself can spare time for personal contention."

What will you promise yourself for the next 30 days?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let's Get "Skinny" Together!!

Helloooooooooo and WELCOME to "Skinny Me". I am sooooo very happy you are here!

Many of you may already know me from by other blog..."Words of Me Project". Now you are probably thinking..."Les, I know you. You are soooo busy so why the heck would you start another blog?!"

Am I right? Are you thinking that?

Well, I gotta be honest. I have thought about "Skinny Me" for quite some time now. Seriously...I have. You may remember last Spring my husband and I went on a weight loss journey together and we did pretty well. For the first time in a  LONG  time I lost weight! Around 14 pounds to be exact.

But then....
as time passed...
the weight has crept back on.

UGH. I hate it.
I hate the way I feel.
The way my clothes fit.

Now I 'm a writer. When I write stuff down it just "sticks". Do you know what I mean? I knew this was what I needed to do to be successful. Oh, sure I kept a journal on Words of Me but what I needed, what I wanted was a place to share all things related to eating healthy, workouts, inspiring websites, quotes, etc. I wanted a place where I could focus on this aspect of my life.

There is my creative life...then there's this life. It's the part of me, that for whatever reason I can't seem to get under control. I mean for goodness sake people...I am 44 years old. I am a wife, a mother. I have ran 2 marathons, finished a triathlon, been published in a magazine, had my own column in a a newspaper for 5 years and the list goes on.

But I have never been able to get my eating under control. 


I know there is power in community.
There is magic that happens when we lift one another up...sharing our frustrations, our success's. 

My goal with "Skinny Me" is to share what I know, encourage you and inspire you to be your very best. And just like my other Blog we will be using the power of WORDS to help us on the journey.

If you have a favorite weight loss blog, website, recipe or workout would you please let me know? Either leave a comment here or e-mail me at

Thank you!! And Welcome!!!