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update for me

Saturday, May 25, 2013

got my 12500 steps in, 29 stairs, dips, calves, now having adult beverages. sweet

  
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OHANAMAMA 5/28/2013 10:23AM

    Don't know how you get in so many steps! I can get in the stairs when I'm at work. :) emoticon

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/27/2013 4:11AM

    Plural? Enjoy!

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white lies don't hurt you, or do they

Friday, May 24, 2013

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking." - George W. Bush

sparkdate 52413

morning everybody

quick acountability update for me. 13,500 steps, 29 stairs, calves, shoulders

ok. sorry to disappoint all the hundreds and thousands of my dedicated followers but i've got nothing for you today. though i hear my posts are getting rave reviews and i'm up for a bloggy or grammy, or oscar, or pulitzer. pretty cool huh. yeah ok, you got me. just telling a small white lie.

so what's the harm in a small white lie. i'm telling y'all, that fish was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big and i had to use a crane to get it in the boat. (it was really a bluegill but what's the harm). I mean it was so hot today my groceries exploded as i was taking them in the house (ok, i dropped an egg on south texas pavement and it started to fry). small lies, makes for a good story, who's it hurting.

why are most of us on this website. bueller. bueller. anybody. right. we all have weight issues. which have led to sleep issues, self esteem issues, anxiety issues, and other more serious physical and mental health issues. so what we need to do is stop lying to ourselves and accept that we are who we are because we did it to ourselves. if you look in the mirror and say i hate the way i look and you do nothing about it, then guess what. you're ok with how you look and just want to complain. not being mean, just telling it the way it is. i've been there my whole life. since age 10 i've been within 10 pounds of my ideal weight for maybe 3 years. i'm 44. do the math. i've been out of shape and overweight for 31 years. and i was secretly ok with it because i never did anything about it. people can have sympathy for those of us with weight problems, but if we don't lift a finger to help ourselves, then really why should they care, because we obviously don't.

so white lies. you tell them to yourselves all the time. well, i only ordered a small fry with my chicken nuggets (though you did eat half of your kids fries from her happy meal-i do that every friday with my daughter). i only had 1 glass of milk with breakfast. did you really. or did you add in just and extra couple of ounces. good, add 30 calories. i had a salad for lunch and it was delicious and healthy. ok, sir, answer the detectives questions please. did you put croutons on the salad. you did. you know they're called salad bombs because you just destroyed your healthy salad. oh and we have on camera that you put 2 servings of ranch dressing on instead of 1. put your hands behind your back because your going to food jail.

we need to be accountable folks. i got on the scale this morning. it said 208.8 (hate the point thing, i like round numbers). That's 80 lbs. haven't seen that side of 210 since the 1990's. i'm happy. am i thrilled. no. i've been faithful to weight watchers for about a year and a half. haven't strayed that often, though the closer i get to my goal of 189 (that's my 100 lb mark) the more i slip off the path i've been working so hard on. full disclosure, last weekend i had 5 medium oreo cookie blizzards (damn buy one get one free coupons). boo!!! i stumbled. we all stumble. but you gotta get back up, dust yourself off and get back on the horse that brung ya.

so i need to give up my white lies. i need to leave my daughters fries alone. i need to portion things out better. make better choices. we all do. we gotta get healthy. we gotta be happy with who and what we are. if you can't commit to what you need to do to live that long life with your wife or husband and watch your kids grow than realize that and be happy with what you are now.

so from now on, nobody gets to tell white lies. except for me. cause after all, i'm from Texas and we all know, white lies make the stories better. I ever tell you about the time I stopped a charging longhorn with a staple gun. I mean it's horns were THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS
long

night folks

this blog brought to you courtesy of no sleep, a pot of coffee and 2 mountain dews. emoticon

  
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The easiest mistake you can prevent that you'll regret forever

Thursday, May 23, 2013

morning everybody

Steve's log: way too late for me and too early for you

ok, here's the who cares part. got in my 20+ stairs, 10,000+ steps, assorted planks, and calf raises today. good job, yay me. now on to more important things.

I work as a temp at a Honda plant. I sand cars. trained monkeys can do it. it doesn't require a lot of brain power. I work with good people. we talk a lot while we work. most people do at they're work places. but you also have a lot of time to think. The big topic the last couple of days is about the tragedy in oklahoma (more to come on that). and before that the bombing in boston. and before that the shooting in connecticut. and before that...you get the picture. so what's that have to do with preventable mistakes.

mistakes happen. you spend $10 to see a crappy movie, you buy some clothes you later realize that you have no business wearing, you go on a date with a person you have nothing in common with. all mistakes. but you didn't know that when you did it. you realized it after the fact.

here's the one thing you can do before the fact. do you have kids, a spouse, mom, dad, someone special. tell them you love them. everyday and twice on sundays. all the tragedy's that this country has been thru lately, makes your head swim. you wanna bet there was a mom who dropped her 1st grader off at the school in connecticut and her mind was on all the things she had to do that day and forgot to tell her daughter she loved her and now never will. or a husband in oklahoma who was ticked at his wife for some stupid reason but he walked out of the house to go to work, and now she's gone along with the house and he'll never get to say I love you again.

I'm an only child. small family. 2 aunts, 2 uncles, neither with kids so no cousins. no brothers. grandparents have been gone for years. i haven't seen my aunts and uncles since the 90's. When I lost my job we wound up moving an hour away from my parents. which isn't bad since I used to live in dayton and they lived in San Antonio TX. 1 hour's better than 26. I grew up never having to share my parents affection so it's very easy for me to tell them I love them. I tell them all the time. I'm lucky in that i have a beautiful daughter who had my heart from the second i saw her. I have a lovely beautiful wife that i've been married to for 11 years. can't imagine life without her. I tell both of them I love them. everyday and 3 times on sunday.

but my wife never tells her parents or her brother or sister that. she'll tell her cousin that but not her immediate family. it boggles my mind. maybe that's the difference in a small family and a big family, i don't know.

could you live with yourself if something happened to someone you loved and the last time you saw them you didn't tell them. my daughter knows i love her. so does my wife. so do my folks. maybe its just something that makes me feel better to tell them. but in today's world what does it hurt. think about it. ever driven by a fatal car accident. someone's husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father aren't gonna be home. 3 small words. takes 2 seconds. 2 seconds you can't get back.

last but definitely not least, Oklahoma. Tornado's are a freak of nature with no logic and only random destruction at it's heart. I've been thru cities after a twisters rolled thru and the destruction is awesome and horrific. you see a cluster of 4 houses and 1 of them will still be standing untouched while the other 3 are flattened. you see pieces of straw shot thru a telephone pole. tractor trailers tossed hundreds of yards. a guy i work with had letters dumped in his yard after the xenia ohio tornado of 74. that was an f5. and the guy i work with lived 60 miles away.

If your the religious type and you haven't done it, please say a prayer that they can recover and move forward. if your not religious, hope for the best for them. Thanks.

y'all have a good morning.

live long and prosper america

  
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CORKATT 5/30/2013 1:10PM

  I have an evil family. No love. ever. (except between me and my son and it's sparse)


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OHANAMAMA 5/27/2013 9:35AM

    hugs, kisses, and I love you's are now and always have been a daily part of the life of my family. I was not raised like that... it's something I wanted to do differently than what I grew up with. My kids will even say I love you, too, Mom, in front of their friends. :)

and, I've definitely been praying for all the victims.

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GWTRIKER 5/23/2013 5:24PM

    Very good blog. I know what you mean about the 26 hours. My parents live in Brackettville, TX and I live in OH. I do not get to see my parents very often, but talk to them on the phone on the weekends.

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MNNICE 5/23/2013 12:43PM

    Very good message. I know I've not been good at that, but I've really been focusing on doing better with the hugs, kisses and "I love yous".

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3RDBABYWEIGHT 5/23/2013 11:26AM

    Lots of prayers! We have a HUGE family and there is never a lack of I love you's anywhere! I have a cousin that lives in Moore and his mom, my aunt, who lives in Austin drove up there this past weekend to visit with him. They were having lunch when the storm hit. They said quick good-byes. He took off to his house to be with his wife during the storm and my aunt headed in the other direction, driving through hail, wind and rain with no idea about the tornado until she had reached her destination! Then there was the absolute terror your emotions go through as she waited to hear from her son. Finally, he was able to reach her. He and his wife were okay. Three blocks from them was total destruction. It's crazy. It's sad and always reminds me how much I love my family.
I love your blogs. Very real.

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PEG2584 5/23/2013 11:17AM

    I think I remember you saying in a previous blog that you didn't know what a blog was and didn't care to. Until I started on SparkPeople, I'd never read a blog. I have to say, your's is one of the best and i read every one you post.

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BANDMOM2012 5/23/2013 9:58AM

    We give out lots of "I love you's" and hugs :)

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SARIANEC 5/23/2013 8:58AM

    Well said.

I do tell my family I love them regularly. I even stop sometimes and tell them I really do (so they now I'm not just going through the motions) and that I'm proud of them. My oldest is 19 and i think he needs to know that I am proud of the man he is becoming.

With all these tragedies, they've been getting extra hugs, well I've been requiring extra hugs.

I agree though, sometime are heads are so full of all kinds of crap -- it can be difficult to remember whats really important.


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LOVINGAFRICA 5/23/2013 8:55AM

    You wrote the most awesome blog. Thank you!
Yes, there is nothing like family, and having people in life that we can love warts and all and who are constant.
Bless you!

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JOHGLO2011 5/23/2013 8:50AM

    You sound like a very loving and compassionate person. Your family is blessed to have you. A wonderful blog and a very timely reminder to cherish those we love while we can. Best wishes to you.

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update

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

sparkdate 52213 1:15 blah blah whatever else kirk says

things have a way of working out. my lovely beautiful daughter decided she wanted to go on a bike ride after school. so i got some more steps in. sweet.

kirk out

  
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just because it's not recorded it doesn't mean its wasted

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

morning everybody. i'm still struggling with an intro here. maybe a sparkdate like in star trek. gotta release the inner geek every now and then

Steve's log, sparkdate 52213.

So the theme is just because it's not recorded doesn't mean its wasted. this sort of covers all ground. I went for my run/walk this morning and did 3000 steps. awesome. great. hooray for me. but i found out i left my fitbit (sorta like a hi-tech pedometer) at home. boo!!! stupid me. so instead of having almost 6.000 of my 10,000 steps in at 10 in the morning i'm sitting at 3,000. plus the 6 flights of stairs i did. not recorded. but does it mean the effort was wasted. nope. still feeling good about the morning. and yes I still need to do my squats and planks.

So the question is, does everything good that you do have to be recorded or recognized to make it meaningful. I'm a Texan. born and raised, proud of it. Haven't really lived there since 79. Still tell people all about Texas. part of that is the way I was raised. Please, yes sir, no sir, yes ma'am, no ma'am. I'm all about manners. I still open doors for people, someone asks me a question or stops to talk I'll give them my time and no be impatient. but do i do this so they'll say thank you, or compliment me. nope. nice when they but don't get upset when they don't. I do it cause it's the right thing to do. and i know that my efforts are not wasted even if they aren't recognized. let's face it, in today's day and age manners are dying out as people become more focused on themselves and their electronic devices.

as long as you know what you're doing is right, you need no recognition. Does a parent need a thank you for cleaning up their kids scraped knee. Do you need a thanks from your boss for doing the daily report correctly. feel good about it. Know you did what was right, or that you did your best. my fitbit is 3000 steps shy. am I bummed. Yep. Does it ruin my day. nope. still feeling good though cause i know my efforts weren't wasted. besides, now I'm gonna have to go do another 3000 steps. no harm in that, only burnt calories and pounds lost.

it's all water over the bridge or under the dam now (or wherever water goes). just gotta remember to double check next time i'm headed out.

y'all have a good day. thanks for letting me ramble. Mr. Scott, 1 to beam up

  
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OHANAMAMA 5/26/2013 2:16AM

    i LOVE your sparkdate! I'm a closet trekkie. :) Very clever.

You already know that I forget my fitbit from time to time. I did today, even... did a bit of yardwork without it. :/ Ugh... it's frustrating, but definitely still counts even if fitbit didn't get it. :)

Excellent blog and points.

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/23/2013 8:59AM

    You made me laugh!

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PEG2584 5/22/2013 7:37PM

    Loved this post. Loved the reference to Star Trek, I have a lot of inner geek in me too.

I agree with that even when we can't record or be recognized for something, it counts. Whether it is doing some exercise that you forget to record on SP or the common courtesies. What we know we do is more important than someone/something else patting us on the back for doing it.

And we won't even talk about the lack of table manners........(my grandmother was English)

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3RDBABYWEIGHT 5/22/2013 12:05PM

    Love your references and inner geek!



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MJ-SHE-BEAST 5/22/2013 12:02PM

    This post made me smile. Every courtesy, every step, every workout, every time you stay in your caloric range or make a better choice than a less healthy one - none of it is wasted whether it is recorded or not, whether it is returned or not. Great post!

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