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I am back once again.

Monday, January 30, 2012

I lost about 60lbs. Yes I walked as much as 12 miles per day and I went to the gym. I did this the easy way, I had a stroke last October. I was lucky in that my body was affect by the stroke so I was able to begin a exercising immediately after being discharged from the hospital. I was about 260lbs just before the stroke. I started walking 3 miles and quickly graduated to 6miles. Recently I walked 9 to12 miles per day and I went to the gym every day day working different areas of my body. Now I tone back. my walking to about 5 miles per day and I do my strength building at home, weights, and total gym. As for my diet it comprises of eating two meals per day, skipping dinner. Pretty much eat what I like though I restrict the salt and fat. Currently I am at 200lbs. I am also have problem getting below 200lbs and staying there. But I a confident that I can get to 160lbs. The will bring me to my ideal medical weights of 160lbs. And yes I again start to mix up my cardio exercise to mixture of walking and running. I have did not use spark throughout my ordeal. But I plan to use them for the next forty pounds.

I hope you find this helpful.

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Me and the South Beach Diet

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I have just finish my second day on the south beach diet. I have lost a total of 3 pounds. I did not expect my body to go into fat burning mode so quickly. This is my second serious time on the south beach diet. The first time I lost a total of 30 pounds. It is for me the only diet that has work. The first time I found out that the weight does come off quickly but if you start eating bad carbs the weight will come on quickly, as was the case for me. I still find that I go the kitchen often. But these times I do not eat. I have water so as not to have wasted the trips. The trips to the kitchen indicate that I am still a food addict. It indicates that my psyche is still lagging behind in getting with program. But I confident that time will change this.

What am I doing different this time around? I am first writing my sparkpeople friends and keeping them informed of my progress or lack of progress. These includes the facebook spark people friends I have. Second, I am writing this blog so has to share (not preach) my experience with the general sparkpeople population. Third, I am making use of technology. I have join the south beach diet website that is well worth the $5 per week that I pay. Last, I have made up my mind that the south beach diet is going to become my new religion. It is going to become a life style not a diet. I am determine to explain to my friends and family that this is the way I chose to live and not to take it personally when I turn down certain foods at a social events.

I wish again to make clear that I am not advocating that all should go on the South Beach Diet. I am simply sharing what works for me. You are going to have to find what works for you. At the end it is not I who will convict you but rather it is you scale.


It pays to get sick

Monday, September 21, 2009

I caught a bad cold. I have had it now for over a week. Even though I felt terrible I came to noticed that I was eating much less. I got on the scale yesterday and it turns out that I have lost 4 pounds from when I first got sick. I am returning to normal, thank God. Today I walked 3 miles at a slow pace.

Now I have to capitalize on the positive side of me getting sick and that is that I have lost weight. I have also lost my appetite. So I am going to continue my walking and eating the right foods only when I am hungry.

I am not suggesting that you go out and get in front on someone who is coughing. But if you do get sick and you shed some pounds then keep the ball rolling.

Sincerely Benny55


To much of a good thing.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Recently I have started using powder protein. I discovered this valuable tool by asking a young man at the gym what he was drinking. It looked good.

So I decided to give it a try. It tasted great when it was mixed with a strawberry smoothie. I had another the following day. So I decided to purchase a bottle of banana flavored protein. I quickly started using it three times a day and supplementing it with tiny meals. Then finally one day I hit the wall. I lost all my energy. I had to have a reasonable meal in order to get my energy level back to normal.

Then one member informed me that I must use it in moderation. She was absolutely correct. Abuse, or lack of moderation was how I gain my weight to start off with. I realize that my weight gain was due to a psychological state of mind that leads me to abuse food. My brain is hard wire in a way that leads me to over indulge in food, and that included the powder protein. So what I have to do is to rewire my brain so that I use things like food and powder protein in moderation.

So I reduced my use of powder protein and started to take it with reasonable balance meals. When I look on what I have on my plate I ask myself if it moderate.

I discovered the source of my weight problem and that is not how much or what I eat but rather how I think about food. Address my thinking and the food consumption will go down and weight lost will follow.

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NIGHTSTAR777 7/13/2009 7:00AM

    Now it is better, "weight lost will follow" which mean it is not really already started.
By the way, be careful with protein, when it is too much it can be not really good.

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I am what I wrote.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Yesterday I party hardy, though with reasonable restraints. I ate well and enjoyed my red wine. I was well aware of what I was doing and there was no quilt. I was going to have a good time even if it meant adding a pound or two. But I didn't add any weight. But I also did not lose any weight. The old saying, "there will be days like this, my mama said" applies here.

I wrote on spartpage that I was going to make up for my partying by doubling my walk to 6 miles today. I went to my favorite place for walking which is a State Park that has a lake a path around the lake. Once around the lake it 3 miles. From the first step I took I was aware that I had six miles to go. As I walking my first 3 miles my mind was a battlefield of should I do six miles or should I stop at 3 miles. After all it is not like I gained any weight. Then I start to make deals with myself, like maybe I will do four miles instead off 6 miles. Then I viewed from a safety perspective. Six miles can lead to heat problems even if I have a bottle of water, my mind told me. Then I told myself but what about what I wrote on my sparkpage. I wrote that I am going to do six miles without any buts, or maybes. That when I noticed that I have already past my starting point and was working on my second time around the lake. Like of not I was way to six miles. The second time around was not bad at all though I was a little light headed at the completion. I quickly recovered from my light headedness.

I then went to my gym where I had a protein shake. As I was sitting sipping my shake I realized that I had not written my goal on my sparkpage that I probably would have giving into my thoughts.

That when I realized that I was not what I thought but rather I was what I wrote.

So my advised to the reader is write down what you want to do and then go out and do it. However, you must know your limits. I was walking 3 miles for about three weeks before jumping to 6 miles. I had some conditioning before I jumped to 6 miles.

Good luck in reaching your goals.


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NIGHTSTAR777 7/13/2009 6:54AM

    It is interesting Who are you ? You posted it is your routine, and it is not really routine. It is not routine if you do not do it in regular base. Probably it is your point to go, but it is not the point where you are right now.

This is my routine: if I posted I mean it. I post only true.

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TRUELOU 7/9/2009 1:48PM

    This blog helps me sometimes when I don't want to exercise as much as planned, I remember Benny says, "I am what I wrote", and decide I have to complete what I committed too.

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