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Friday, October 01, 2010

Thursday turned out to be a good day for me as far as the biking goes, The pedals that I ordered for my K2 came in and I found a smokin' deal on a Trek 750 Multitrack hybrid so there is a new ride in the house. Of course as I was checking Craigslist out when I found the new bike so I called the gal up and an hour of a drive later she was mine! the bike, not the gal selling it and the best part you ask? its my size! I originally was going to pick it up for Wify as she doesn't have a proper bicycle right now mostly because she doesn't enjoy bike riding but I want her to have the option if the urge to take a ride ever overcomes her. The new bike has a 19 inch frame which is a size smaller than I would normally ride depending on brand but a 19 inch fits me just as well as the slightly bigger 20 inch, I have short legs so I am thinking this one won't get sold because I kind of like it and its in like new shape.


My obligatory snap shot next to the fence that every new old bike gets upon coming home, I think that Mongoose brand springy seat will have to go.

Then when I saw that the brown truck had been by I was pretty excited because the last ride that I went on was the 18 mile trail ride that I posted about last week. I unpacked the box and found a Schick razor and thought "did I get the wrong box?" so I kept digging and sure enough My Odyssey Trail mix pedals were in there! I felt like Ralphie when he got his red ryder bb gun. The pedals were out of the box and onto the bike as fast as I could get them on there and it would appear that we are back in business again with going out on a ride so I am looking to beat that 18 mile distance as soon as the weather clears up.


Its my Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!...umm er I mean Odyssey Trail mix pedals.

My intake for Thursday came in at a total of 1520 which is WAY low but thats ok with me because I did go out on a date with wify Wednesday night and had a good share of white pizza and spinach artichoke dip with some corn chips so this will even out. The low calories are fine by me doubly because I didn't get out to the gym yesterday because of going on that drive to pick up the new Trek and then the day just got away from me so it is what it is and I shall punish myself at the gym today for missing out yesterday. Next on the list is my fluid intake, I downed just under a gallon of green tea and just over a gallon of straight H2O so I be hydrated, or as my daughter says "I'm full up to here" you will just have to picture me holding my hand to my forehead as a visual.

Today my body will beg me to stop, my legs will burn and my lungs shall get a workout like they haven't felt in a couple days, I owe it to myself to punish myself for missing the gym yesterday and that's just how its going to be. The punishment shall be rewarded with more punishment on Saturday because the weather is suppose to clear up a bit and I am hoping that I can take the K2 out on that trail again to test out the new pedals and freshly scuffed brake pads. It is a reward because I love riding on the trails, it relaxes me all while I bust my ass and burn fat from my bones so it is in fact what they would call a win win situation thus a reward and a punishment all wrapped up in one.

Whilst I kick my ass at the gym today what will you do for your health today?

As Ever
Me

  
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DOGSTARDADDY 10/4/2010 6:52AM

    Was the title a "Queen" reference?

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DDOORN 10/3/2010 9:48AM

    Very cool bike! You're gonna knock down some GREAT miles on that one! :-)

Don

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MMALONEY15 10/3/2010 9:28AM

    Love to read your blogs, its like I am right there with you. Today I did an hour of Zumba in my basement gym! Rocked out and sweat like a man!!!1 emoticon

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PSMITH3841 10/3/2010 12:08AM

    Dance..... no really, I went Dancing...... emoticon

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BECMICK1 10/2/2010 8:03AM

    Awesome blog, reeking of motivation! I like to ride but the bike I have is too big I think, I always feel like I'm falling forward on it and my hands hurt from the pressure of holding myself up.

Anyway - What am I doing for my health today? I'm going to Zumba today! That can be some serious calorie burning and will hopefully make up for my dinner plans tonight!

Enjoy your new bike!

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MILNE81 10/1/2010 2:01PM

    Love the new bike! Very pretty... or should I say handsome?

Today started with the hardest aerobics class I've ever done. I sweat like crazy and it felt great. Had a good breakfast and I'm finishing up lunch now! October is going to be great!

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GSGKMG 10/1/2010 1:08PM

    Great! Now I've got that bicycle song stuck in my head!

Enjoy the bike!

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ISLANDBETH 10/1/2010 11:23AM

    Fantastic. I just got a bike for the first time in my adult life... Someone gave me a Trek 4300 out of nowhere. I know nothing about bikes, but I have been riding my butt off this week. Ow. Can't wait until I get a little further into it and it doesn't hurt as much!

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SIGLED 10/1/2010 10:11AM

    “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
H. G. Wells quotes

When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman


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HAPPYSOUL91 10/1/2010 9:39AM

    And the bike addictions goes on....I love it, this is a great addiction to have!!!!

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DEREKCSIMMONS 10/1/2010 9:23AM

    Yeah, my red rider was inherited from my uncle. Takes some WD40 now and then to keep it working but it rocks! Have fun on the trails brother!

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GAELENEC 10/1/2010 9:20AM

    I have ABSOLUTELY no idea what kind of bike pedals those are, but you seem pretty excited, so I'm excited for you.

You sound like I feel when I get a new pair of running shoes.

I loved reading your page about the burn of exercise replacing the love of bad foods; that is SO true! I love nothing better now that being all sweaty and tired and out of breath after pushing myself to do what I didn't think I could.

Another day; another goal to push.

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AXISLADY 10/1/2010 9:04AM

    Well, there ya go. Enjoy. As always - a good read.

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MRDPOLING 10/1/2010 8:43AM

    Would you believe that I actually own a Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle? Seriously! I have had it since I was 12.

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MICKEYMAX 10/1/2010 8:33AM

    You're gonna take your eye out! :)

Have fun with the bike. Glad you got a good deal. I enjoyed the " the bike, not the gal."

I don't know what I am going to do - but you're inspiring me to think of something!

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FROGGERHKC 10/1/2010 8:25AM

    Enjoy your new bike (and petals)! I keep contemplating getting a bike, but I am paranoid that I will get hit by a car while riding- lol! Today I will be doing my Day 3 Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred... and I am going to try to get my boyfriend to do it with me! Wish me luck! Haha!

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TIGERSMUM 10/1/2010 8:21AM

    Happy riding this weekend!!! I hope you can get your wife out there too -- given time, I'm sure she'll grow to love biking too. Well... at least shoot for "like" biking, but she'll love spending the time with you!

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TINYC887 10/1/2010 8:19AM

    enjoy, i went to the gym for 2 hours and am going running this weekend, yay

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JBMT08 10/1/2010 8:12AM

    Let the arse kicking begin! YEAY!!! I hope you get to enjoy the bike in full effect this weekend! It is supposed to be really nice out!

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Weigh in for the start of a new run at 275.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


So lets get right to this, today is the day that I said that I would step on the scale for the blog once again and there has been some back sliding when that raw number comes into play but it is what it is and it shall begin once again. She looked up at me with her single blue eye and then the 0.0 let me know that she was ready to feel it, the display flashed not unlike a wink and it was on. I started with my right foot and then the left, this ol girl has a foot fetish for sure and she started spinning from the weight of my pushing onto her, then that blue eye looked up at me and displayed 334.4 pounds and it was over just like that.



This number is significant in the way that it means that I am starting off on this leg maintaining a 200 pound loss for the books and that's fine by me, it means that I have 59 pounds to lose to get to that magical 275 pound mark. I have decided on April 1st as a good time line to shoot for because having goals seems to help me stay focused, April 1st gives me 26 weeks which means a 2.26 pound loss per week average will need to be met in order to hit that mark in that time frame. Two and a quarter pounds per week should be doable with a little careful planning and lots of bustin' ass in the gym and on my bike, in fact I think that I could likely shave time off of the goal if I am careful.

With this new run at 275 pounds I will be weighing in every Friday again just like when I started this blog, I am in fact going to be focusing on weight training a bit more now compared to when I was a 500 pounder so I am unsure what that means for the losses but we will find out together. The addition of a weight chart on the left side of the page will help me keep up with where I am at a glance of the blog, I used that previously and I found it to be of use so its coming back.

The time has come to realize that original goal of weighing 275 pounds and I have given myself an achievable time line and realistic goals so its on. Giving a good hard push to get myself where I need to be is priority one because I deserve to see how 275 feels on my bones and I will not stop until I get there.

With that the beginning of the end of the rest of the fat that is hanging in there has begun.

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Me

  
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GAZELK 10/2/2010 12:11PM

    You sound very motivated to get there. Good luck to you.

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DEB_NC 10/1/2010 9:17AM

    I have faith that you WILL reach that goal. I admire your willpower and the determination and consistancy that you have put into this. You just don't know, what an inspiration you are to all of us. Keep up the good work, my friend.

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PSMITH3841 9/30/2010 9:07PM

    Good Luck, my friend...you can do this! emoticon

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ASHARON 9/30/2010 7:47PM

    Good luck!

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    Awesome ! emoticon emoticon

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VANB01 9/30/2010 12:25PM

    Excellent plan and good for you to start again to achieve your goal! You are definitely an inspiration to me.

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SECRETMUSIC 9/30/2010 12:24PM

    I'm pulling for you!

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ELYMWX 9/30/2010 12:01PM

    Good luck!

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AXISLADY 9/30/2010 11:44AM

    You will do this my friend!

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 9/30/2010 11:44AM

    Whooo-hoooo!! And away we go!

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KAILIIA 9/30/2010 11:12AM

    I think that you made an excellent choice in starting a new run for your happy weight of 275.
I think it is achievable and it will help keep you motivated through the long and cold winter :)

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MILNE81 9/30/2010 10:35AM

    We'll all be here watching and waiting and cheering you on.

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MRDPOLING 9/30/2010 10:34AM

    I need to re-examine my goals as well. Set some plans in place, short turn goals, etc. Think I will work on that today.

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VEMAN1 9/30/2010 10:20AM

    All right then the waiting is over! Make the most of this day and never look back!

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MOONBIRD 9/30/2010 9:55AM

    emoticon You've been such an inspiration to me! I know you can do this after how far you've come.

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VEEJAY3 9/30/2010 9:41AM

    Can you feel my hands on your back? No! No, I'm not patting you on the back, you big BOZZ-oh! I'm PUSHING! Yeah. Giving you a shove.

Not that someone shouldn't be right behind ME giving ME the biggest shove ever. In fact, perhaps I should step right up there with you. I, too, have been stuck in Maintenance-ville for over a year. I guess I could climb up on my bike and take this ride with you. I'll get back to you.

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FROGGERHKC 9/30/2010 9:37AM

    You can do this! emoticon

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DEREKCSIMMONS 9/30/2010 9:30AM

    It's on brother! Good luck!

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CINCYDORA 9/30/2010 9:30AM

    TAKE BODY MEASUREMENTS!!! If you are going to start strength training more the scale may not move as predictably as you are used to and seeing the arms and chest increase while the waste measurement decreases may take the sting out of the occasional slow week on the scale. I always forget that part until I'm 4 weeks in and hit a plateau.

You can do it!!!

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TXDREAMSPINNER 9/30/2010 9:19AM

    You are a real inspiration. Sounds like you have a great plan to get to that goal of 275. I know you can do it! I look forward to following your journey. Thank you for sharing.

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Decide now...before its too late.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


When staring down the barrel of losing a significant amount of weight sometimes it seems like there are just too many options between all of the fancy pre-packaged diet plans, gym memberships, self made plans and piles of different miracle pills out there. What do we do as a person that NEEDS to lose weight? which direction do we turn? how do we make a choice as to what to do to resolve our weight problems?



Then it hits you like that obvious obvious that's been sitting there the whole time, I have to do something, anything just as long as its not how I'm getting down right now because I weigh 500 pounds and this isn't working for me or anyone else in my life. The research begins, there is weight watchers, Atkins, South beach and a slew of other plans even including miracle pills like Harvey McDullardsonfengenden promotes zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/2009/10/i-
found-miracle-diet-plan-you-have-to.html
, perhaps it will be a weight loss surgery that will get me out of this hole? and then we realize that we are very much an expert on all of these different methods of weight loss and feel over prepared somehow and yet still we don't know where to begin.



Lets get down to the root of how the weight got put on, we ate too much and didn't move enough so the opposite should serve as a way to take it off right? Calories in vs calories out? hmmm interesting concept and so it begins. Counting calories has probably saved my life and as dramatic as that last statement might sound it is the truth, I am not an expert on weight loss by any meaning of the words but I have been around that block a few times. It took a lot of things coming together all at once for me to decide that enough was enough and I literally flipped a switch one night and started down a path to better health. I was an early 30's Dad and Husband sitting and watching life pass me by because I couldn't control my intake? kind of stupid is how I saw it, My back injury kept me from walking without pain let alone working out but I had to do something, so I did.

I know that bad things were on the horizon for me if I hadn't changed when I did, I had constant heartburn, my lower back hurt all of the time, though I refused to go to a doc and get checked out I know that my blood pressure had to be high and I was very likely pre diabetic because how could I not be at 500 plus pounds? I thought that I was a dead man if I didn't change and if I didn't do it NOW not later, not in a week not in a month. The love of my life had run out on new years eve to grab a bottle of Disaronno to celebrate the coming of the new year but she came home with with more than that and that pint of Dublin mudslide became much more significant zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/2008/04/re
flecting-back-to-start-of-it-all.html
that either of us knew at the time. I decided that I would eat it a year later after I had lost some weight on my terms and thats just what I did zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/2008/12/on
e-year-ago-quarter-ton-man-decided.html
and my life is so much better than that new years eve when the decision to take my life back took place.

Tomorrow is a new beginning of sorts, I say new because I am starting off at a new weight with the same goal but my strategy is changing slightly because I am in better shape now than I was when I started at 534 pounds. I will weigh myself and post the result here for you to see and it will be the start point for the new run at 275 pounds, I proved that I can lose a huge amount of weight and keep it off and now its time to prove that I can reach a level of fitness that I have never experienced myself.

Tune in tomorrow for the latest episode of Fatman and Blobin to find out what that number is and of course make the best decisions that you can for your health until then.

That's all I got.

As Ever
Me

  
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MEANCARLEEN 9/30/2010 7:55AM

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ELYMWX 9/29/2010 5:49PM

    Tony,

While the magnitude of my weight to lose was no-where what you had, many many things you describe align with my starting point. You and your wife are inspirations to many here at SP, and we wish you all success.

-Bill

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MMALONEY15 9/29/2010 1:45PM

    Great blog. And I agree, it makes sense to do the opposite of what got us here. Calories in calories out! You got it!! Keep at it!!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/29/2010 12:05PM

    Can't wait to read the latest episode of Fatman and Blobin emoticon

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DEREKCSIMMONS 9/29/2010 11:55AM

    High blood pressure, check
Diabetes, check
Too fat to do the things I wanted to do, check

Living la vida loco now! Check! Ok, not so loco but certainly better than before. Thanks for sharing!

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 9/29/2010 11:44AM

    Even on my darkest days when I totally feel that this journey I'm on is leading nowhere, I find my way to your blog and once again get a crash course in real life. Thanks for sharing your story of success, perseverance, and patience. You're awesome!!! emoticon

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AXISLADY 9/29/2010 11:30AM

    You should put these blogs into a book! So motivational!

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MRDPOLING 9/29/2010 11:12AM

    LOL on the road sign.

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RYANDEJONGHE 9/29/2010 10:56AM

    Another great blog my friend!!

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BAYBELIEVER 9/29/2010 10:53AM

    What a great blog! Here's to your new journey, starting tomorrow!

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JBMT08 9/29/2010 10:44AM

    awesome!!! I cant wait to see your blog!

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KAILIIA 9/29/2010 10:37AM

    Still inspiring and motivating! Your energy and determination will get you there!

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DOWNTOWNJEN 9/29/2010 10:19AM

    Awesome - you KNOW you will do it!

Thanks for being an inspiration.

Jen

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EXQUISITES 9/29/2010 9:28AM

    emoticon Keep up the positive attitude and workouts!

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Weigh in time the pre prequel..

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tomorrow is the day that I step back on the scale for the blog, going off of this mornings number I am not all too thrilled about it but a deal is a deal so it shall be posted. I have a feeling that putting the weigh ins back on here each week will keep me a bit more on track because I need that accountability still, its amazing what that does for consistency. Losing weight is not something thats easy and I don't believe anyone that says that it is, HOW to lose weight is simple but actually doing it and staying on that path is where it begins to get a little more difficult. Maintaining my weight over the last year has been a learning experience for me because I thought that I would never be able to have a random beer or a slice or two of pizza here and there without completely blowing what I have done with my health. The fact is that I can have things that are not on such a strict regimen and not balloon up to my former size and I have proven that to myself without even knowing it or setting out to do so and thats somehow reassuring to me because I do enjoy a beer or two in the summer months.


Me stopping to test out my new phone in the mirror at the gym this afternoon.

That party is over for now because I have decided to give myself a deadline to hit 275 pounds, that deadline is April 2011 and we will see tomorrow exactly how much I will need to drop in that time but it is going to be a challenge. I am stronger than I thought I was back in Jan 2008 when I decided that enough was enough and its time to show myself that I am stronger than I am right now too. Making my way through better health this last year has been less than spectacular if we are taking only my weight into account and I started off with a goal to reach 275 pounds so I need to reach that goal. My physicality has greatly improved over the last year and my endurance is way up thanks to my bicycle, I have done strength training and I know that my raw strength is up but I am fixated on reaching 275 pounds, I need it.

I posted a couple weeks ago a post titled "Will today be your day one?" and I think that I need to follow that question to the end for myself because today is a new day one for me. I am changing a few things in my program up in order to try and shock my body into doing what I want it to do which is burn more fat and make more lean muscle. I have written myself a program that includes weight training, cardio training and some minor changes in my eating routine and I will not change what I drink in a day because I can honestly feel a difference when I don't get enough fluids in. I will finish what I started back in Jan 2008 and hit that 27 pound goal and then I will move right on past it and get down even further because I have to, I have to so that I can prove to myself that I can do it.

I will be adding a weekly weigh in gadget on the side bar of the blog to track each week on the main page like I did when I started so that I can at a glance see the progress in writing in front of me. Updating the "Start/Current/Goal" gadget is on the list as well so that I can see what I am at currently instead of that low number of 305lbs staring at me each day when I post. Its time to kick this back into a higher gear and get down to that weight that I set so many months back because its been too long and these days of gliding through in a 2xl shirt need to be put behind me once and for all. Considering that I started off in a 6XL shirt I am in a good place but I would like to see what a regular old XL feels like again, I was about 12 the last time that happened.

Tomorrow I thought that I was going to weigh in and post it up for all of you guys and gals that read along with me but only if you promise not to point and laugh at the back slide that occurred between May 21st and now. For now that's all ya get because I need to go start making part of dinner but make sure to pop on in tomorrow and see what the scale tells me my start weight for the new run at 275 is, until then keep on keepin' on and remember that no one will do it for you so get up off that ass and move!

**Disclaimer!** I wrote this post thinking that today was Wednesday, I am weighing in on Thursday not tomorrow ooops!

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Me

  
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AXISLADY 9/29/2010 9:04AM

    Another day in the mines! Keep on "mining" that healthy life!

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RJANE40 9/29/2010 8:21AM

    This was a really inspiring blog to me. Congratulations on your progress--you've done so well so far!!

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BEAR_GURL 9/29/2010 1:07AM

    I think you're awesome and I've started doing zumba every day--told you you've inspired me! Let's move these bodies and wip them back into the shape we WANT= )


HUGS,

Melissa

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FIGHT_FAN 9/28/2010 11:12PM

    I'll be rooting for you!

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DDOORN 9/28/2010 8:35PM

    Go Tony GO!

If I can bike 175 miles in 2 days (check latest blog) you can reach YOUR goal TOO!

Don

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TINYC887 9/28/2010 8:27PM

    you can do it

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    You will get there...I just know it! Keep on keepin' on! emoticon emoticon

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LADY_JOSIELOT 9/28/2010 5:30PM

    I was so psyched until I read your disclaimer, lol! Now I have to wait longer. I hate waiting. I'm sure you'll do well with the weigh in regardless.

- Josie

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DEREKCSIMMONS 9/28/2010 5:09PM

    uuuuhhhmmmmmmm, beeeeeeeer. Me too brother. Be strong!

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VEMAN1 9/28/2010 5:01PM

    I think our lives are hooked together, so I really want you to start heading down to your goal weight! Go man go!

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Basically

Monday, September 27, 2010


Going nuts because of a perfect bike riding weekend and here I sit with a busted pedal on my bike, its true enough that I have that old Rockhopper sitting there begging for a ride but I am not sure that I trust a 20 plus year old bike for a longer ride. My intake over the weekend though it was within my budget I know that it was high in sodium because of stops at Applebees and Friendlys restaurants, no worries right? wrong! I think that I have to buckle down and start hitting it harder than I already am because my weight isn't really budging at all lately. This Friday I am posting my weight on the blog as the regular "Friday weigh in's" return but you may be surprised at the weight posted as it is not even close to where I wanted it to be at this point.

Over the last year I haven't really made much ground in the actual number of my weight, this bothers me a bit while at the same time it is what it is and showed me that I can in fact maintain my losses with some normal eating and regular exercise. Last June when I got my bike I literally rode a single mile, my rump was sore for the rest of the day and I was out of breath pulled into a driveway trying to decide on whether I was going to try to get further or just turn around and go home, I turned around. Last Thursday I rode an 18 mile ride so physically I feel that I have improved, I wear a 2xl shirt compared to a 3xl last year, I am smaller? but my weight is more than a couple pounds heavier than that low weight of 305 that I saw on May 1st 2010.

I am physically capable of more than I was a year ago and yet here I am weighing the same, I can ride further than ever on my bike and would be willing to bet that I could run further too , which will be tested at the gym today as I plan on doing some sprints and or a week of C25K just to see how I do, yet I weigh the same as about a year ago. Frustrating yet I understand that I haven't really pushed myself as I did in the beginning so what to do next? Well, let me tell ya. I am using today as the beginning of the end, huh? what you talkin' bout Willis?? The end of my gut is what I am talking about because I am through with coasting along at a maintenance pace and am going back to basics with the weighing and measuring each bite that goes into my pie hole again.

I think that my exercise is pretty much on par and obviously I am doing my part there because taking bike rides that last hours on dirt trails certainly gets the heart going not to mention gym trips that consist of 45 to 60 minutes of cardio but alas! I will up the intensity of said gym trips to aid in the push towards a sub 300 pound version of me. Today is going to be treated as a turning point in my plan, today is going to be the start of a hard run at sub 300 pounds which will start with me clicking publish and walking out the door heading to the gym where I will bust my ass in an attempt to force my body into submission because its been too long since I last posted a motorcycle on this blog.

so its on...

That's all I got..

As Ever
Me

  
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SIMPLE_TAILOR 10/13/2010 2:20PM

    I need to do the same thing. Thanks for the reminder.

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PSMITH3841 9/28/2010 7:58PM

    I know the feeling my friend.. I track everything I eat, but the scale is not moving...I make much better food choices, but the scale is not moving....I work my tail off, but the scale is not moving...I wear smaller sizes, but the scale is not moving...I feel absolutely amazing, but the scale is not moving....people make statements like "Wow! You've lost a lot of weight!", but the scale is not moving....That's it!!!!! The damn thing is broken!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 9/28/2010 3:34PM

    Could it be that the flab has turned to muscle? Have you thought about that possibility? From all I have read, that is the process that the body goes through. Muscle burns more than fat, but if you're putting in the same or more fuel to feed the fire inside, it sort of makes sense that you are at an impasse now. Just a thought. emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/27/2010 12:43PM

    Since you are able to do so much more than you used to...I really wouldn't worry about it. Your body isn't a machine and it probably takes time to catch up and then will reflect back as a loss.

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JUSTAGURL2335 9/27/2010 12:12PM

    If you are smaller but weigh about the same, it's probably added muscle. And muscle is good. :) Just keep truckin.

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SUNNY89 9/27/2010 11:38AM

    I think your progress is great. Life is going to happen. The fact that you continue to move forward is a great NSV. The bike riding. This distance you can pedal. I don't need to continue with the long list of things you have accomplished. I do know how you are feeling right now. I also know that from what I have read in your blogs you have the right mind set to get to your final goal, but as I have read before is there really a final goal? Or do we just keep progressing. You have done great things and I know there are many more to come.

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CINCYDORA 9/27/2010 11:27AM

    I'm sure you can do it. Maybe your body just need a rest this past year, time to maintain and get used to your new size. You may find that after the rest your body is willing to let go of weight again. Hopefully it doesn't resist you as much as it has lately.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/27/2010 10:47AM

    Praying you have much success in your new resolve to watch what you eat and work toward your goal. It can get frustrating when the scales have a mind of their own.

emoticon Sounds like you are doing awesome with the exercise and bike riding.

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KAILIIA 9/27/2010 10:46AM

    There are some differences to your routine over where you were before. You've been doing more muscle building activities and we know muscle is heavier per volume compared to body fat.
Maybe you need to focus on dropping "sticks of butter" rather then a new motorcycle for a bit. I bet if you got a body fat test you'd still be seeing nice improvements.

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MRDPOLING 9/27/2010 10:37AM

    Couldn't you swap a peddle from the old bike to the new bike until you can get the broken peddle replaced?

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