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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Snowed last night this morning....only an inch or two but a reason to shovel the driveway... good excercise

  
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DIASTER 2/12/2010 1:02PM

  just found your page. Did you lose the 100 pounds? Did you get to retire? Our city has a heated -88-91 degree therapy pool along with an olympic size lap pool all indoors, this winter it has been a wonderful blessing as we are freezing with highs in the 50's.In Fl. no less, only $88.00 a year. My daughter is also in law inforcement, her cruiser is burried under 50 inches of snow in the Baltimore area, they had to put them in a hotel as they couldn't get home with all the snow.
Did you ever go off the diet?, or were you that motivated to stick to it?

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Back on track

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lat time I had to lose weight was to avoid knee surgery... now its to avoid back surgery... I am going to find simpler reasons to lose weight.

  


You know your're making real progress when....

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I was asked to work an OT shift Sunday in uniform ( I have not had a uniform on since May ( I'm in the Detective Bureau ). I figured I had better check for a pair of pants since I have been losing weight for so long. Not one pair in my locker fit. I went home to check my closet for an old forgotten pair or pants. The only pair I could locate was my pants from my original class A uniform. They were 24 years old, ( the tailors label showed my name, ID and the date they were tailored "May 12, 1984")... not worn since the late 80's, I figured NO WAY... Guess what ? They fit! ! ! I wore them to work Sunday and told EVERYBODY I saw. For a couple of doubting Thomas's I had to show them the tailor's label
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BRY3950 9/1/2009 8:40PM

  That is so COOL!!!!!! Congrats.too.

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ICEBOX4624 10/15/2008 8:58AM

    I am so happy for you. You should be proud of what youve done. Miss ya pal!!

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How to eat an elephant... one bite at a time...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

I took the approach from three angles... First I went to a bariatric surgeon to get scared away from lap band or bypass surgery. Second I began changing my eating habits,counting weightwatchers points, using their meals once a day and a meal replacement drink for breakfast. A good Multi vitamin along with B complex vitamins...good carbs (green veggies) no pasta, sugar, bread. began finding low fat or fat free food items and incorporating them into my meal planning. The third thing I did was break out the clothes that I had grown out of and made three piles ( the tight pile, tighter pile, and the "I'll never wear them again so why am I even keeping them" pile ). Every couple of weeks I would try on the tight pile. In about a month they fit, then the tighter pile...same thing until they fit...I have only the last pile remaining and i hope to be in them before long. I starter with a 54 waist... and today I put on 44 pants and they buttoned ! ! ! I am even more supported by the clothes that I CAN'T wear any more because they are too damn big...
My advise is start with revising what you eat then set up short term goals to help keep your morale going. I have a forty two belt and an XL t-shirt that my daughter bought for me while on vacation in Vermont...then I have to buy new clothes.

  
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CODESEVEN 6/8/2008 10:51PM

    Excellent blog Bill...Excellent!

I see that the doctor scared you out of WL surgery....I had the opposite effect.

You are doing a GREAT JOB with the weight loss and I found this blog quite informative...

Keep blogging guy!

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100 pounds and out !

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I have been big all my life. I was 6 feet / 200 lbs as a high school freshman. I never did grow much vertically but I did put on muscle weight. Then in college I found beer and all you can eat residence hall dining. Even at 260 I did carry my weight well and passed the entrance tests for the police department. A knee injury early in my career, combined with desk jobs blossomed my weight into the low, then mid 300's.
Just after New Years I got on a scale that went to 350 and max'd it out... and then some. I found a scale with a higher upper limit and was slightly discussed and embarrassed that I topped off at 360. February 1 I began my 25th year on the job. I made a commitment that I would not allow myself to retire unless I list 100 pounds. I began at 260 and I wanted to leave at 260.
I began counting points ala weight-watchers style and began to see the weight drop. A friend and co-worker turned me on to SparkPeople.com It is a valuable tool because it forces you to account for everything that you consume. If you go bad on calories fat or carbs allowed you see it instantly.

I had bad knees and was consulting with an orthopedist for knee replacement. Sixty pounds off has allowed me to put that surgery on the back burner and I have begun walking, stationary bicycling, and light weight lifting.

I recently went below the 300 mark for the first time in as long as I can remember. Sixty pounds in about 4 months have caused me to re-evaluate the goal. I now want to hit 230 by retirement ( that would be my college wrestling weight ).

  
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BRY3950 9/1/2009 8:42PM

  I will be pulling for you!

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