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Thursday, June 06, 2013

After the swift kick in the ass yesterday I decide to go for a walk to reinforce the message to my body that play time is over, I ended up doing just under two miles with the baby stroller. After I got about a mile out I realized that my son would be home from school in 5 minutes and I needed to be there to let him in so I hustled back for the second mile and just made it as his bus pulled up. If mowing the lawn counts I did that as well as far as exercise and I am coming to the realization that I am going to have to go see a doc about this shoulder pain so that can start in on my daily push ups again.



I will touch on the shoulder, nine months ago give or take I started having shoulder pain in my right shoulder, at first it was minor but its since gotten way worse and I believe it to be rotator cuff related. I can do daily life type stuff but anything past that is painful especially if I were to throw a ball, that motion is the worse. I need to look at this go at weight loss as new, when I was 500 pounds I needed to do things a certain way because of where I was then at 300 pounds I was almost unlimited yet now I am somewhere in between and if I think like that 500 pound guy I am in the wrong spot and I am not close to where the 300 pound version of me was so taking it head on as it is a completely new experience is how I need to advance through this.

Setting goals is going to have to be in my approach because well.. goals help and give a fella something to focus on while turning down brownies and declining the cherry pie. Setting a cycling goal for myself is on the chart and setting weight loss goals will be less prevalent this go around, I mean hell I am a scale addict when I am doing well so I will be aware of what my weight is doing but I have come to the realization that I really don;t care what I weigh if I am unhindered in anything that I want to do. This sort of means that if I can do my 25 mile Sunday rides without death finding me on the trail or flattening my bicycle I am happy, currently I am not confident on my bicycles not because I cannot ride them but I worry about breaking something so riding tender will be where I am.

Riding tender? what the hell does that even mean man? well it means that even being a "clydesdale" rider I am merciless with my bikes, I RIDE my bikes, I do tend to ride light but at my current weight I feel that I may be pushing my luck even while riding light. When I say riding tender I mean literally just getting the pedals turning on easy rides, no standing on the pedals and no off road excursions because "hey that little trail over there looks fun" but I do need to get back out there even if its short trips to get things going again and perhaps gain some confidence back.

I recently bought some big ol fatty tires for the K2 which is pictured above they are CST Cyclops 26 x 2.4 tires and are extremely ummm rotund so I am using that as a reason to get back onto the bike as well. My shoulder keeps me from riding as much as I would like to as well, but it is what it is I suppose for now but I am hoping to get things lined back up and having my body begging for mercy again because this me begging for mercy just don't fly.

So with all of that said it is time for me to hit the road and get a couple miles into my day, I am going to try and get a few minutes later for a quick spin around the lake as well because when I am moving the eight typically comes off. I hope that was enough random for your day coming from my direction because that's what I got for today, I have never seen cookies jump into someones mouth on their own before so as long as I don;t pick any up they should stay out of my mouth.

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TRACYZABELLE 7/5/2013 3:12AM

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OH_HAPPY_DAY 6/27/2013 9:13AM

    You may have a frozen shoulder. Hurts like heck... but eventually - usually about a year - it "unfreezes".

Yeah for more bike riding!!

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PARKERJEAN 6/24/2013 1:47PM

    I'm just getting back at it after losing and gaining..........your blog is great! I love the end about the cookies.......just is really such a help to me. thanks.

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AUNTRANDOM 6/13/2013 9:03PM

    I love reading your blog - here or on Zeusmeatball. Welcome back! The journey never really ends, just the terrain changes on you once in a while. Best of luck with your shoulder.

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KNH771 6/10/2013 11:00AM

    Sorry to hear about the shoulder. Hope you get an answer and some relief soon.

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BUTEAFULL 6/9/2013 2:02AM

    I sure hope it's not your rotater cuff because that's one of the hardest things to fix

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JENNY160 6/8/2013 6:55PM

    I like your honesty and your perspective on things.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 6/6/2013 10:47PM

    hi! hope that shoulder heals. i have an elbow holding me back from heavy lifting...since last March

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DDOORN 6/6/2013 3:11PM

    Thumbs WAY the heck up to getting back on the bikes! I know cycling is a vital life force in your veins as it is in mine! And you BET mowing counts! I'm hoping rain holds off so I can mow when I get home as I'm going to be away to the Great Finger Lakes Bike Tour this weekend and the lawn will be a jungle if I don't get 'er done beforehand.

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VEEJAY3 6/6/2013 11:35AM

    Hey there! I'm so happy to see you here. Just wanted to say that I had a bum shoulder for months, and was really worried it was rotator cuff stuff (I swim a mile two or three times a week, and man, it hurt!) I finally went to my husband's deep-tissue massage therapist (cause I was scared to go to a doc and find out it was something "real" ... haha). After three brutal (I mean, like, I was BRUISED!) sessions with the massage therapist, the shoulder was back to great. So you might wanna at least try it. Hurts so good, I guess you'd say.

Anyway, I've been on bike, too, a lot lately ... and I always think of you and Pumpkinface when I ride. Nothing like it, right?

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Freeze! this is a robbery! new post for your gray matter.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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The link is above, my time is at a premium these days and since there are some words that would need censoring per spark I figured I would jut post the link to my blogspot for this post.

Please check it out

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    Snatch it up by the throat.

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    You can do one of two things.
Let it get you down
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FIGHT TO KEEP IT DOWN.

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DDOORN 6/5/2013 4:16PM

    Aight! The BOTZZ is BACK! :-)

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KENDRACARROLL 6/5/2013 4:16PM

    Wow! Sounds like you're under a huge amount of stress.
Take charge! It's the only way to go!!

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Be your own Hero dammit..

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New post is up but spark was censoring the naughty S word and F word and I didn't feel like editing my post but if you are interested in reading it the link is here zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/2013/03/be
-your-own-hero-dammit.html
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its just not a post that I feel like editing.

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VEMAN1 5/7/2013 10:51PM

    Absolutely be your own hero. I would augment your writing by including the aspiration instead of motivation. Motivation can come and go. When you aspire to be there absolutely no question of breaking down the doors and demanding what yours even from yourself.

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WHOVIANPRINCESS 3/27/2013 1:28AM

    This is great, thanks for the attitude adjustment. :)

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PSMITH3841 3/25/2013 10:29AM

    Be my own Hero.....Hmmm....Never really thought of it that way! You' re right, why should we emulate another instead of loving and respecting ourselves. A really good point! emoticon BTW...missing you, been a tad worried.

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BUTEAFULL 3/21/2013 12:20AM

    one needs to love and respect oneself first, in essence be your own hero like you wrote

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DEREKCSIMMONS 3/20/2013 3:49PM

    Sage advice brother. Especially in this day in age when heros are crucified for sport and spite! Good to hear from you today!

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DDOORN 3/20/2013 9:03AM

    Great to hear from you Tony and yes, you are right! We need to be tough with ourselves and ALSO we need to be gentle too...I call it the iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove approach...we need to love ourselves and we need to give ourselves the proper kick in the behind to do what's gotta be done!

Don

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    good to hear from you again, stick with it emoticon

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TRUCKER72 3/19/2013 3:50PM

    "...put that cape on every day..." Smile. Agree. Thanks.

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36 hours no sleep and some bike talk from the fat guy.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We are doing well and are on plan as far as the eating and drinking are concerned but Sunday I woke up at 11AM because of staying up late and it threw off two whole days. Sunday night when I went to bed I just laid there, staring at the ceiling thinking about bicycle light options because of a post on a bike forum I read. An hour later I decided that since I was just laying there I may as well get up because sleep was not an option and before I knew it 6:00 AM Monday morning was here. It would appear that an all nighter was the result of a late morning and a restless night, no worries. I'll just take a nap with the baby when she goes down and it will be a meh kind of day but at that point my options were slim so onward the day went.


My Sigma micro led mounted on the back of my Giro helmet.


I have a white one for the front that was not on the helmet when I took these images.

The school called and said short day for my other kids so there goes the nap, oh well and I ended staying up for 10 minutes shy of 36 hours from Sunday morning until Monday night. I did manage to stick to my calories yesterday but I did not exercise a single bit and though I slept a solid 7 hours last night I feel it today and think its going to be a two night sleep fix.

The weather outside has been frightful, so working out inside has not been delightful let it snow let it... no wait.. sub zero temps are replaced with what? rain of course.. it is currently 34 degrees outside at about half past noon New England time and if the rain holds off I may just hop on the K2 for my short "workout route". I do not mind riding when its cold, I don't mind riding when its dark, I don't even mind riding when its cold AND dark but when you add wet into that mix I'll pass and as long as the rain is not falling when the boss lady gets home later I will go for that ride and if not then it's the trainer.

I need to start riding more often so that I have my riding legs when the weather warms up and I am looking for regular rail trail rides again because if I miss the spring season I will not be a happy camper. My weight is coming down and I feel much better than I did 3 months ago, I don't see why I can't be back to a decent weight by say? June and that's the date that I gave wify for me to shave this critter hanging onto my jaw otherwise known as the "puppy" or my beard.

Over all everything is going well though I would like to add more exercise and I am feeling good about where things are headed. Thanks for following along with me while I drop the weight from my bones and get back to where I was so that I can get to where I was heading when I started writing this blog.

Tune in tomorrow for the newest edition of as the fat guy turns.

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PSMITH3841 2/5/2013 11:10AM

    Man, I hate those "sleep won't come" nights....they usually take me a few nights to re-coup! Hope you catch up soon! emoticon emoticon

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VEEJAY3 1/31/2013 12:17PM

    Howdy. Yes, it's me: howdy!!!

My daughter's friend is married to a serviceman who had a traumatic brain injury, and because she's clued in to that issue, she says POC helmets are absolutely the safest helmet every. Only helmet that stops brain -shear injuries. I asked Santa for one for Christmas, and now maybe I'll survive another biking season!

Anyway. Nice to be back. And see you back. Yeah us!

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VEEJAY3 1/31/2013 12:14PM

    Howdy. Yes, it's me: howdy!!!

My daughter's friend is married to a serviceman who had a traumatic brain injury, and because she's clued in to that issue, she says POC helmets are absolutely the safest helmet ever. Only helmet that stops brain -shear injuries. I asked Santa for one for Christmas, and now maybe I'll survive another biking season!

Anyway. Nice to be back. And see you back. Yeah us!

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DDOORN 1/31/2013 11:06AM

    Love my Light & Motion vis 360:

http://www.lightandmoti
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I've been spinning a lot both in class and out...this past Saturday the fellow had us doing a lot of leaping back & forth from sitting to standing. Did my quads ever feel THAT!! :-)

Don

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FITFRANNIEK 1/31/2013 9:07AM

    haha! sorry about the sleep, but i love your "fat guy" posts they make me smile. I can't wait to get back on my bike. i'm a fair weather biker and in st louis that doesn't mean a whole lot of biking because it's either too hot, or too cold. looking forward to a Connecticut fall this year so I can ride! it's one of the only things i'm keeping from my belongings when i move out there! may need one of those cool light thingies though....

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BILL60 1/30/2013 7:21AM

    I just couldn't do it. Five minutes after hitting the pillow, I'm out.

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CARTOONB 1/29/2013 10:49PM

    One good thing about being sleep deprived - it only takes me six minutes to fall asleep each night (my FitBit tells me so!).

Hope you recover!

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GOING-STRONG 1/29/2013 10:27PM

    36 hours without sleep? BRUTAL!!

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In my best Richard Dawson voice... The Scale says!

Friday, January 25, 2013

So today is Friday, big secret eh? but it means that I post my weight for the blog today and we do have a loss this week but I am skeptical at how accurate it is and at the same time it doesn't really matter if its off a tad as the trend is down. Last week I came in at 399.0 pounds and that was a loss from the week previous and this week am down to 396.4 so a 2.6 pound loss for the week and I'll take it. Yesterday morning I was a pound lighter than I was this morning, scale variance? fluctuation? perhaps I need to visit the little boys room? I don't care really and its a big part of the weight loss game because we depend on that number each week to drop and when it doesn't it can wreck our whole week.


This 2013 Honda Raptor weighs in at 396 pounds.

As long as my week to week trend is down I don't care about the fluctuations too much unless its a huge number and even then I realize that I may have lifted weights or not drank enough the day before so it happens. I have been at this game for a long time now, this is going to be how I need to live in order to keep the weight off and I'm cool with that. When I got down to 305 pounds I was on cruise control, I knew what to eat and when to eat it in order to stay where I needed to and keep on losing pounds while getting healthier. Enter stage left copious amounts of stress and to a guy like me that reaches for the nachos as soon as stress peeks its head out that's a death sentence.

I do believe that I have this all under control once again and the weight is coming down and I am down about 15 pounds since just before the beginning of January so I am pleased with that but I need to stay focused and this blog helps me do that. Somehow putting it out there for Joe Public to have a looksie at makes me stay in line almost as if I fail a crowd will gather around my house and point while laughing hysterically, which has never happened yet thank goodness but you get the point.

The bottom line is that I need to keep my $hit together and get back down to where I was so that I can continue being around for my kids and my wife for a very very long time. Yes yes, I know, do it for yourself Man! I think at this point if you have read any of my blog you know that I understand that part of it and I am very much in tune with that fact and the bottom line is that I have not done everything in life that I want to and if its cut short because I am unable to control my intake or am too fat to do something I will have failed in this health venture.

I'm back, this is what matters, I don't think anyone should get in my way as they are likely to get run over.

That's all I got for today.

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RAJANIEMI 3/6/2013 3:08PM

    Step Aside everyone...Botzzz is coming thru!
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JENNY160 2/28/2013 9:27PM

    I like the way you find things that weigh the same. It's an eye-opener. When I gained some of my weight back, I made the statement, "It's as if I gained the equivalent of a small child". That SUCKED. But it made a little bell ring, so I too, am "back at it".

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DDOORN 1/26/2013 9:05PM

    Terrific to see you back in the groove!

Keep 'er Sparkin'!

Don

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PSMITH3841 1/26/2013 9:13AM

    2.6 lbs....Cool Beans!!!!! It had to be down, you've been working so hard. Lying scale or not, in your heart you had to know you were dealing with a loss. Way to go Big Guy, maintain that "tude" and keep on keepin' on! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 1/26/2013 7:34AM

    Slowly but surely, you're doing it.

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CARTOONB 1/25/2013 10:28PM

    Having a crowd show up and laugh would suck. So I can see how keeping them away would be motivational. Congrats on your successes and here's to continuing...

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FOXENSFANCY 1/25/2013 10:06PM

    I think its really cool how you find things that way the same as you for a visual :)

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GOPINTOS 1/25/2013 9:22PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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CATLADY52 1/25/2013 6:52PM

    Keep on going the way you're going and don't worry about the scale. emoticon

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KNH771 1/25/2013 1:47PM

    Congrats on the loss this week, but if you don't see one next week, don't let it ruin your week. Just keep working the plan, we're descending a mountain range, not riding down a slide. emoticon

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CODEMAULER 1/25/2013 1:42PM

    "...we depend on that number each week to drop and when it doesn't it can wreck our whole week. "

Only if you let it. It can't push you in front of a city bus or make you pick up the phone to order a pizza. These are things that you control. Giving the scale the power to determine your emotions is essentially letting something else take control.

You got this. Don't let the scale tell you how things are going!

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CINCYDORA 1/25/2013 12:22PM

    I've always thought that doing it for the spouse and kids is sort of the same as doing it for yourself. Aren't we really concerned about having as much time with our loved ones as possible? We are just so conditioned to feel selfish when we talk about our own needs.

Anyway, that's my $.02. Congrats on the loss!

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GOING-STRONG 1/25/2013 11:53AM

    Whoops... sorry for the double post!

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GOING-STRONG 1/25/2013 11:52AM

    If you take care of yourself FIRST then you will have the energy to take BETTER care of your family and will be in a much better place to handle the routine stresses of life. Very happy to hear about your less this week and what a great January you have had! Spark on my friend!

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