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Archive for January 2007 « Page 2

Archive for January, 2007

Day Two


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So day two was not much different than day one, with the exception of going out to dinner. Breakfast, lunch and exercise were almost exactly the same. I used a different type of elliptical machine at the Y and it only said I burned 115 calories – which will not do. If I can burn 400 calories on one elliptical machine and only 115 on the other – using it the same amount of time – I can’t see any reason to ever go back to the 115 calorie machine. My mamma didn’t raise a dummy!

Anyway, we had plans to go out to dinner with some friends – but they canceled on us. I didn’t prepare anything to cook for dinner – so, we went out as planned.

We went to Bubba’s Pot Belly Stove. It’s a little log cabin style restaurant above Quakertown PA. I used to go there often with my soon to be ex-husband – and we always enjoyed it. But I hadn’t been there in about 15 years. What I remembered was that they had incredible burgers. I wanted to continue to eat healthy so I ordered one crab cake, which came with 3 grilled shrimp, mashed potatoes and the veggie of the day – green beans and peppers. It was adequate. Nothing to rave about – still better than cooking, though.

We’re still planning on going  back with the friends who canceled. I think I’ll get the burger then.

That’s about it for day two.

Day One


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Ok, so I’ve officially begun the healthy eating, exercising, weight loss plan.

I got up (a little later than I originally planned) at 7ish; headed over to the Boyertown YMCA and did 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the machine said I burned 400 calories. That was all I could handle in the way of exercise this morning.

For breakfast I had Right Size Smoothie #1 for the day. It was good. I took a Right Size appetite suppressant as recommended at 11:30.

Lunch – Right Size Smoothie #2. I mix about 8 – 10 oz skim milk, 1 scoop smoothie mix and about a half dozen ice cubes in the blender to make a cold, thick smoothie.

Mid afternoon I was getting hungry and I had half of a strawberry Quaker Breakfast bar – cause that’s what was near by.

Dinner – I fixed the Easy Baked Fish and Chips (check out the first recipe on the Healthy Recipes page). It was excellent. I’m not a big fan of cooking  – so this is gonna be rough for me. But I will endeavor to persevere.

That completes day one…


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I’m Lizzie Bean. I’m a forty-something, tail end of the baby-boomers woman, who’s struggled with weight-issues my entire life. My doctor, while trying to figure out if I’m in menopause or not – has determined that I have borderline metabolic syndrome. I’m not sure if that’s what it’s called, but apparently my cholesterol is getting high, and in the doctors office – my blood pressure was a bit high as well. Bottom line – he said I need to lose weight and lower my cholesterol.

I’ve been on what feels like every diet available and what I’ve determined is that they all work if you actually do them. Most of my adult years I’ve been overweight – at least since I gave birth to the four cherubs. Several years ago – about four, I think – I lost a bunch or weight – about 70 pounds. After all the diets, over all the years – I lost the weight by giving up flour and sugar; counting calories and I joined Curves and went every day – religiously.

Well, four years later, I’ve become a little too comfortable again and need to drop about 30 pounds. I’ve noticed a new pattern developing over the past few years. At the beginning of each year and throughout the spring – I’m determined to lose weight – and I do. But, by summer, I’m so tired of dieting and feeling like I’m depriving myself of the food that I love – that I spend the rest of the year putting the weight back on – only to start the New Year by psyching myself up again to take off the extra weight.

And this year is no different. But, knowing that all diets work if you work them – I’ve decided to do a different diet program each month and evaluate all the different diet programs. I figure at the end of six months – I should have lost the 30 pounds that I want to lose.

Here are my starting goals and stats:

Start weight –
Goal weight – 135
Start date – 01/22/07
Anticipated end date – 07/22/07 (one day before my birthday!)
Workout schedule – minimum of 3, 30 minute workouts at the Boyertown YMCA

First diet program – Right Size Smoothies

The Right Size plan is actually a 6 week plan – sorry, I can only commit to a month. But, here’s the plan:
• Simply replace 1 to 2 meals per day with a RightSize® Smoothie of your choice and an 8 oz glass of water.
• Supplement your diet with RightSize® Multivitamin with Appemine®, an appetite controlling daily multivitamin.
• Maintain a healthy metabolism using AppAssure® with green tea extract.
• Any other meals should be reasonable and balanced.

I will be replacing 2 meals with the smoothie since I want to lose weight instead of maintaining weight.
I’ve already tried the Right Size chocolate smoothie – very good (for what it is)
I think I’ll order up some of those multivitamins too – can’t hurt. Fortunately, I’m already on Adderall – a natural appetite suppressant.

Ready, set, go…