Leesa’s Life

Archive for August 2005

Good morning All! I have found my new motto this morning. It was sent to me by a good friend. It is so true and will be something I tell myself every day from now on. Especially those days when I just feel like giving up and going back to my old eating habits.

I’m in such a good mood this morning. My kids started school today so I finally get my house back. Peace and Quiet. I don’t realize how much I miss it until I experience it again.

Weigh-in this morning was good. Another pound gone. Very happy about that. I have started exercising today too. I had said when I first started Nutrisystem that once I hit the 30 lb. mark, I would start doing some sort of exercise. Well, that 30 lb. mark has gotten here (a little faster then I thought) so this morning I hopped on my Gazelle (similar to an elliptical, I guess) and exercised away. I worked up a good sweat and feel fantastic now. I want to get into the habit of doing this every day. Wish me luck because I have a tendency to get lazy about the exercise after awhile. I’ll do good for a few days, but then will miss one and that turns into two then three days until I’m back to not doing anything again. Not good.

Enough about me today. I’m off to get fit and healthy:) Later!


I hate being self-employed. I never liked working with the public when I was out in the work force and I don’t particularly care for it now either. The customer is always right has always been a real annoyance to me mainly because 95% of the time the customer ISN’T right. They are just upset and annoyed and rather then start a full scale fight with them, you let them think they are right so they go away happy. What irks me the most is that I don’t have any idea what half of these people are upset about. I’m not the one out there working with the customers. I am totally behind the scenes in this business. I answer the phones and make out the invoices. That’s it. Yet, when people call and are upset over something that our employees have or haven’t done, it is ME that gets yelled at. ME that gets called every name in the book. ME who ends up groveling for their forgiveness in order not to lose a customer. Doesn’t seem fair, does it?

BLAH! No loss this week. But I wasn’t counting on one anyway. It’s still frustrating though to step on the scale and not see a new, lower number then the week before. It’s TOM time this week though and over the weekend I really let myself go off plan. Went out to eat Friday evening to Long John Silver’s, did NOT order the baked fish either. I ordered the greasy fried fish and shrimp meal and ate it all. Saturday I also went out to eat Chinese that evening. Sunday, my hubby took the kids to the amusement park and I stayed home by myself for some much needed peace and quiet. I did fairly good during the day, but come dinnertime I went nuts. Chicken nuggets and french fries for dinner, chocolate covered peanuts that evening as a snack, regular coke (not diet) to drink and wash it all down. Ugh! If I had lost anything, I gained it all back from the weekend eating fest. Oh well. Live and learn. At least I hope I learn at some point in this journey. It’s not happened yet.

I’m so mad right now I could spit nails. I decided to celebrate my 30 lb. loss with a trip to the beauty salon. I was so excited because I hadn’t been in awhile and my hair really needed a good trim. So, I get there and the stylist (not my regular) is saying what bad shape my hair is in and that I need this treatment and that treatment. I agree on one, but the other was too expensive. Well, then she starts cutting on my hair. When I walked into the salon, my hair was below my shoulders by a good 2 inches. When I walked out, well, now I’m lucky if I HAVE 2 inches of hair on the back of my head! Don’t get me wrong, it’s a cute style, but it is NOT what I wanted. I don’t like myself in short hair and haven’t had short hair since I was in third grade. The style that I told her I wanted doesn’t look anything like what I got. I’ve never went to the salon and come away with a bad haircut so this is a first for me. I know it is only hair and will grow back, but I’m still so pissed right now that I just want to scream.

Official weigh-in today. Start weight – 285 Today’s weight – 255 Total weight loss since April 18th – 30 pounds!!!!! WooHoo!!!!


My official weigh-in day isn’t until Monday, but I just had to post today because when I stepped on the scale (yep, I’m one who can’t help but do it every day) it showed me at 255. What’s the big deal about that, you might ask. Well, that puts me…finally….at a full 30 pounds lost since I started Nutrisystem. I’m so happy I could burst. Doing the happy dance:)

I never thought I was much of an emotional eater, but boy did I find out differently a couple of days ago.

It had been one of those days when, no matter what I did, things just wouldn’t go right. I was doing fine until about 3pm and then all hell broke loose with my eating. I had eaten 100% on program for breakfast and lunch, but when it came time for my snack, I guess those inner demons decided they wanted more then some cheese and fruit. I demolished the remainder of a bag of chips, two Reese’s cups, a poptart, some cereal AND an ice cream sandwich all in a matter of minutes. When I finally pulled myself out of the kitchen, I felt like I was going to explode.

WHY? Just because I was having a bad day? What good came out of eating all that junk? I sure as hell didn’t feel better. If anything I felt worse. What goes on inside my head that makes me think food is the answer to my problems? Someone please tell me.