Monday, June 22, 2009

Lips, Hips, & Trips

Hey, Gang!

For those considering lip injections, FORGET IT! I've got a much cheaper plan for you. You know those yummy, low-cal slush puppies you can buy at your local drug store? The flavored water sticks that you pop in the freezer and they never freeze all the way, but instead just get to the point where they are loosely frozen (as opposed to ice-cube frozen) and are the perfect treat to cool down on these hot, hot days? Get some of those. Then, rather than running just a bit of cool water from the tap over the end you're going to eat them from, just plant your lips right onto the plastic tube. Yee-ouch! I did it three days ago and my lips are still swollen from where I totally ripped all the skin on the inside of my lips off.

I've never had lip injections but I've seen them done on TV quite a few times. They look incredibly painful - and I know they are expensive. So, here's an equally painful way to achieve the same look for a lot less money. LOL! (I do have to say that the slush puppies are a great 50-calorie, cooling treat. And I've especially enjoyed the Wyler's ones these last couple weeks. Just be sure to warm up the end where you're going to be putting your lips!! You'll thank me later.)

Now about my hips...I think they've gone down! My favorite capris are too big!! I only lost 1 1/2 pounds this week but I'm sure I've lost inches. (Too hot and lazy to measure today.) I love the hula hoop (see earlier post). It's the best waist-whittler around. Does wonders for the hips and thighs, too.

As some of you know, I am still looking for a job. I've actually had some interest shown this past week. So, I did the responsible thing and cancelled my trip - the 10-day cruise that I had booked for February. It was to be my first "real" vacation since I got laid off last May (2008!). BUT, I'd rather have a job. And, I do have a short trip to the beach scheduled for later this year - and a big family trip to Alaska scheduled for later in 2010. Now, I'll just enjoy that Alaska trip that much more! (Cross your fingers everyone, I really want to work for the company that I have an interview with at the end of this week.)

So this past week has been all about lips, hips, and trips. This week is all about the job! And, hopefully, my lips and hips will both be smaller as the week progresses. The trips...well, they just get bigger and brighter...kinda like everything else in my life. Life is good!

BetterU goals for this week:
  • Maintain all my previous goals.
  • Lighten the load by cleaning out the cabinets in my house - yes, ALL of them!
  • Take my water dumbbells to the pool EVERY day that I go to the pool this week.


  • I'm going to change my sheets one extra time each week. I LOVE the feel of fresh, clean sheets when I crawl into bed at the end of the day. I could just lay there and make bed angels on them! So, I'm going to treat myself to that wonderful feeling an extra time each week. (I know, more laundry...but soooo worth it!)

How is the rest of the posse doing? And, what are you doing? Whatever it is, give it all you got and be proud of the progress you've made already. At the end of this week, new habits will be established because we will have made it through the four weeks that it takes to cement them in our brains. Yeah for us! (Now go out and get a hula hoop.)


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 1.5 pounds and the inches! You're doing a great job. And I have to admit, I think I might steal your hula hoop idea. Or maybe get a jump rope. Regressing to childhood seems to do wonders for the figure!

Julie ZS said...

Love the hula hoop idea! You are doing great on keeping up the weight loss. Ouch on your lips though, hope it doesn't happen again.