QUICK UPDATE TO SAY HELLO!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Well, I think I have successfully quit smoking. It has been almost 5 weeks, and I have not smoked! I am happy about it, but sure do miss it. I have also successfully given up caffeine, and have faithfully gone to the gym twice a week and stayed loyal to my food plan for 5 weeks. I have lost 21 pounds, gained a day and one half of my life back (literally), and changed my eating habits. Believe it or not, I even added a little lean protein to my food plan, which I was so scared to do. I have a terrible eating disorder, and I am petrified of food when I am not suffering from compulsive overeating. I want to stay accountable, so I continue to track all of my food down to the condiments, and lo and behold, I am taking baby steps. Can't honestly say I am proud of myself yet (don't ask), but I can say I have made progress, and that is a good thing.
Thanks for caring enough to want to read this, and for being my support through this long and difficult journey one day at a time.
Hopeful and working hard, Lisa
P.S. - God bless and keep Tim Russert and his family. I am grateful to have witnessed a man like him in my lifetime - honest, brilliant, hard-working, caring, selfless, humble, funny and kind. What a great loss. Sundays will never be the same.
TIM RUSSERT 1950-2008