Author: Jilligan
•9:09 AM
It took 13 to get 5 but it's been worth it. The last two Sundays I would be down and then Monday would come and I would be up. I would fight all week to get back down to Sunday's weigh-in and then hope for a little more. Last week I ended up with a net loss of 8 ounces. This week, the same trend started but it was off by this morning. So I am posting a true 40 pound weight loss. I got my reward for it already. I got my eyeliner tattooed. I love it. I will post a picture as soon as I get one I like. I have taken a few I like but I also visited the dermatologist last week and he burned a few places off that are close to my eyes. They interfere with pictures.

I will let you see soon though.
Author: Jilligan
•8:46 AM
Well today I am going to get a reward for my weight loss. It is something I have wanted for a year or two. I am going by myself. I want to be alone when I get it. I want to be the first one to see it. It will hurt but I hope it will be worth it. I will post results after, maybe a few days after.

I still have 55 more pounds that I know I can lose. That's the smallest I have been as an adult. I don't have any idea what I weighed in high school. I think I have blocked out the numbers. Maybe I can get smaller then that but I know that will be a good healthy place and I know I can get there because I have been there before. But after today and this post, I am not thinking of it as 55 pounds but as two small goals of 27 pounds. Maybe I need to break it down more then that but we will see.

Any guesses on my reward? No fair if you have prior knowledge of my reward list!
Author: Jilligan
•8:44 AM
35 pounds since school started this year. 10 more for Christmas goal. Better go drink some more water right now!
Author: Jilligan
•6:16 AM
Saturday morning has meant alot of different things in my life. Cartoons, sleeping in, track meets, cross country meets, coaching track meets and cross country meets, breakfast in bed, wrestling with the kids, watching track meets and cross country meets, football games, debate tournaments, early trips to catch a bus or drive a bus, and coffee. Coffee seems to be the only constant! I love having enough time in the morning for a cup of coffee with my DH.

Today I am blogging while drinking mine and he is reading the latest workout book I bought to add to our collection. We are up early because the oldest had to be at the bus for debate by 5:30 and the middle has to be up for a football tournament. But in between the two events, we have a little time for ourselves.

Back to the book...when we were both in high school, the athletic staff, namely Richard Albertson got us hooked on a program called Bigger, Faster, Stronger. We both thought it was great then so we looked it up and found out it is still going strong, no pun intended. We ordered the whole program. Now I have a thing for books about running, working out, dieting, fitness, nutrition, etc, so I was pumped (again no pun intended) about it coming in. Only thing is, DH hasn't put it down since it got here. He watched the DVD, he read the magazine, and now he is reading the program book. We plan on getting the whole family going on the program, well, except maybe not Princess. Much to my dismay, she has no desire for sports at all. She does like to run and I am still holding my breath for the rest of her love of the game to follow.

We have a two hour drive ahead of us today. I am stealing that book and reading it for myself. I will annoyingly impart some of my new knowledge on you at some point in time. I am just preparing for one day when my dream comes true and I get to do what I have always wanted. No, not torture you. Okay, well, maybe. But it would be in a "I am doing this for your own good, helpful sort of way."

Diet is going great. Weight and inches are coming off. Goals are being smashed. Keep on keeping on.

Those of you that have been supportive, thanks. Those of you that haven't, whatever.
Author: Jilligan
•6:05 AM
I have avoided eating to deal with stress now a few times in just the last week. Some times stress just seems to pile on. I am proud of myself for choosing other ways to deal with it. I listened to my rain cd. I read some books. I took a bath. I went to bed early. I cleaned the house. All good things to do instead of eating.

This morning something was on my mind and I just couldn't get back to sleep. Instead of laying there tossing and turning, I got up early and made some coffee. I got ready for work and instead of rushing, I had time to blog and reflect. Now I am completely done with myself so it will be less stressful getting the kids up and ready.

If you don't know, we got three new pigs (FFA projects). I told someone we had 25 extra seconds in the day and needed to fill it somehow! So the kids have to get up earlier now to go check the pigs. I think they are going to take turns so no one has to suffer every day. The pigs are cute. I like two of them but don't like the fattest one. I think I have an aversion to her weight. Anyway, the baby's name is J.R. and the other two don't have names yet. I figure if we have to eat them, we might not want to name them.

Have a great day.