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Monday afternoon, petunias and cake oh my!

Monday, June 16, 2008



This was a rare occasion that I skipped posting for an entire weekend, Saturday I was out all day and Sunday being Fathers day I was not near the lap top all day, usually I post after checking my email or when I get a minute and that just did not happen this weekend. Saturday I woke up bright and early to head off to the DMV to register a car and found out I owe $33 bucks in taxes from 1997 for one of my old cars, 1997!?! bleh, the check is in the mail and I will run back out next week to get my tags. after the DMV we decided to grab Dairy Queen for the kiddos and ended up walking around a mall for an hour and a half so I got some walking in, it was slow and relaxed but walking at any rate, then it was off to another mall and basically we walked around for 5 to 6 hours on Saturday between a couple different Malls and Cabelas. I came in at 1285 total calories for Saturday so I am happy with that intake number, and all of the walking was a nice chance at some unplanned exercise.

Sunday I went over on calories because there was a cake involved, I was at 1368 calories pre-cake, and after the cake I have no clue because I don't care and thats that. It was a chocolate cake with strawberries in the center and whipped cream on top of it, I had a large piece and I have to admit that I had a couple swipes of frosting that were not included on my piece. while in Cabelas on Saturday we were looking around and I showed my wife and son a knife that I would not mind having and it ended up being my gift for Fathers day, so I have a new pocket knife, yeah that what we will call it, a pocket knife. it is a Gerber Evo and is basically Gerbers version of the CRKT M16 knife, I did not "need" a new pocket knife, but I wanted one so it was a great gift. I also was given a tray of petunias and a balloon later in the day to go along with the Gerber, I was in a less than stellar mood in the early evening and My wife being the most perfect, sweet and caring woman that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing in my entire life knows exactly how to put me into a better mood. I now have petunias in my back yard that were planted by my daughter and myself that will remind me of how sweet wify is every time I look at them.

I weighed less on Sunday than I did on Friday but upon waking up today (Monday) I weighed the same as Friday again, thats going to get chalked up to fluctuation because I know that I did not gain 3 lbs from Sunday to Monday cake or no cake. I have been sneaking push ups into my day again and feel great about that part of my day because I can actually feel it so I know I am doing good for my body, back to business as usual I suppose. Here is the menu for Sunday.

06/15/08

Breakfast
10:00 AM
1 english muffin 100
1 80 calorie roll 80
2 eggs 140
turkey pepperoni 48
1 tbsp miracle whip 35

Lunch
1:00 PM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

4:00 PM
5 whole wheat ritz 70
progresso soup 120

Dinner
6:00 PM
2 gorton fish fillets 320
3/4 cup white rice 150
1 cup peas 105

7:30 PM
cake! Too much

Grand total of a bit too much for Sunday, but if averaging by the week I am probably ok because of the lower calories on Saturday, all in all it was a good weekend intake wise and just in general as well. Thanks for following along with my journey to a smaller healthier way of living.

As Ever
Me

  
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NATALIE1964 6/19/2008 8:32AM

    I stumbled on your blog by chance, back in febuary, when I first discovered Spark People, but unfortunately I never stumbled again . . .until this week..
I am greatly impressed at what you've done since then..! And I love the way you write , it's exaclty the kind of motivation I need these days..
so I subscribed to get my weekly dose !
Keep it up
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GLORYTOGLORY 6/17/2008 12:39PM

  I am learning to incorparate a occasional treat too this is life not a diet so learning moderation and how to get right back to eating healthy is what makes it successful for the long haul!!! I feel great that I am getting rid of that all or nothing mentality that sets me up for failure! Sounds like you are doing great! I love hearing about your family too!!! A healthy family life is one of the most beautiful gifts we can give and recieve!!!! I love just love our family time!!!!! Those flowers sound wonderful!!

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HEIDIS2NDCHANCE 6/17/2008 12:22PM

    Happy Belated Father's Day! It sounds like you had a very enjoyable weekend and that's great! I enjoy reading your calorie intake for the day. It gives me some great ideas on what to include in my calorie plan. Thanks!

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RAINWALKR 6/17/2008 10:11AM

    I am glad to see you enjoy your cake and not beat yourself up about eating it. It is a great lesson to all of us that we can eat what we want in moderation. To many of us would get all upset at ourselves for allowing ourselves a little indulgence. That guilt can lead to binge eating. Way to go to you for realizing it is just one piece of cake and moving on to tomorrow. Keep inspiring people!

Sheryl

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ZIRCADIA 6/16/2008 9:50PM

    What's 80 calorie roll? Is that like... a bread roll? Just curious. :D Sounds like you had a great weekend and Father's Day!

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JAYMATTER 6/16/2008 3:26PM

    Aye, definitely sounds like a good weekend! And who says you can't have your cake and eat it, too? I think cake is a grand idea for Father's Day. emoticon

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MESACHICK 6/16/2008 3:23PM

  It sounds like you had an awesome Father's Day!! It IS the perfect wife who knows that a knife and petunias in the same gift will make your day bright. Don't forget to post petunia pictures :-)

Have a great Monday!!!!

P.S. My hubby calls Cabela's "The Land of All That is Manly" and makes the "aarrrgh, aarrrgh" Tim Allen sound about it...LOL

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KMEKATE 6/16/2008 3:19PM

    I'm diggin' them peas boi! Good job :)

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Weighing in, will ya look at that :)

Friday, June 13, 2008


This liquid cooled Buell 1125R weighs in at 421 lbs, and I have to add this is one beautiful bike.

because Spark only allows me to upload a single picture if you want to see what weighs as much as I have lost you will have to visit my daily blog @ zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/


Another Friday is upon us which means I count my weight for the day into my lost category, I was pleasantly surprised this morning when the scale whispered into my ear and relayed the message that I was down two pounds. the first time I got on the scale it said 421.2, then the second time it was 420.8 and the third time was 421 on the nose so I we shall call it 421 pounds today and thats fine by me. I have made a new commitment to myself to at the very least get my push ups in each and every day, I have been slacking with the exercise and thats gotta stop, and for more than one reason. I do not wish to lose muscle mass and the calisthenics I was doing up until about 3 weeks ago I believe were helping me keep as much muscle as possible while still losing fat, also because I just enjoy the feeling I get after exercising, so I have recommitted myself to the exercise part of this equation.

two pounds gone and the menu for Thursday was decent, we made English muffin pizzas at my daughters request using the large muffins, light sauce, 2% mozz cheese and turkey pepperoni, I have to admit they turn out pretty good and are only 120 calories each. I also had to drink some 1% milk throughout the day to fill in some calories as it was a light day, here is the menu for Thursday.

06/13/08 Breakfast
8:15 AM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

11:45 AM
4 small slices turkey pepperoni 16

Lunch
2:00 PM
1 can progresso light soup 120
3/4 cup white rice 150

4:30 PM
8oz 1% milk 110

Dinner
5:45 PM
1.5 large english muffin 240
pizza sauce 45
32 g 2% mozz cheese 75
turkey pepperoni 90

7:15 PM
1 pear 85

9:00 PM
8oz 1% milk 110

Grand total of 1241 calories for the day, I did some push ups throughout the day and have to admit that I am sore today, not completely sore but I can feel what I did. two pounds lighter and still on track I thank you for following along and I look forward to future success.

As Ever
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ZIRCADIA 6/16/2008 9:47PM

    Congrats on your loss! :) WOOHOO!

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PUMPKINFACE73 6/13/2008 3:47PM

    Way to Go.......you are a constant force to be reckoned with

have a great weekend!

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MESACHICK 6/13/2008 1:51PM

  LOL...I look forward to the day when I too can lose an adult female bodybuilder! LOL

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KMEKATE 6/13/2008 10:00AM

    Congratulations! Yummy sounding pizza too :) Hey...question...where's the salad in this equation? Broccoli? Anything green? :)

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MOMMYPANKRATZ 6/13/2008 9:36AM

    Congrats on the 2 lb loss. That is great to hear.

As for those turkey pepperoni english muffin pizzas...yum! I think I will have to try those out, I know my hubby will like them!

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WRITER28 6/13/2008 9:30AM

  Yeah! Way to go! I'm going to give those pizzas a try too!

Carol

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JAYMATTER 6/13/2008 9:23AM

    Bravo! As a dedicated pizza fanatic, I can say that is one of the things I have missed the most. I like the sounds of that concoction and will be sure to give it a try.

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Random ramblings and the way things work.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Things are just things and thats the way it is, huh? whachoo talkin bout Willis? you heard me, theres nothing you can do except what you need to do so stop whining and do it. hmmm yeah thats what I think so thats how it will be, and nothing you can say will stop that from happening, and the band plays on. peculiar don't you think? when a person talks to himself? even more so because its on a blog, but anyways when I started this entry I was feeling random and now that its all sorted out lets get on with the day. Wednesday was a decent day intake wise ending the day at 1433 calories but I don't feel as if I ever recouped completely from two weekends ago when I had a few Blue moons at my Mother in laws house. I did drop four pounds that week so all was well and here we are on the eve of another "weigh in day" and I weigh the same as I did last Friday and more than I did on Sunday, I guess a week with no gain is a good week but a week with a loss is a better week no? I honestly feel like I have slacked a bit this week with the going to Dairy queen, not once but twice, and I had late night popcorn while watching a movie and said morsels of air popped goodness did bring me above calories for that day, then there is the zero exercise because of my back pain which cannot be helping the cause one bit, but is it because of the pain that I have not added movement to my day? or did a chance to have a bona fide "excuse" arise and I snatched at it like a child would at free candy? (ok I am back to test the theory I got up and did three sets of fifteen push ups and I did not explode or anything) any one of these things surely would not cause any ill effect, but all of them together? it would appear so since I weigh the same as I did a week ago.

With all of that said, I took a look at my food consumption for the week and I notice two things, my bread intake was way up this week, and the second, besides the watermelon my fruit consumption was way low, ok to remedy this I just got up and grabbed a pear from the fridge and I was going to make an egg salad sandwich for lunch, we shall change that to soup. and dinner is English muffin Pizza's and theres nothing I can (or will) do to change that, its a treat for my daughter who has been begging for pizza for a week. Ok now that I have analyzed myself a bit the plan for the rest of this week and the entire of next week will be to eat more fruit, move more and NO Dairy queen! sorry honey you will have to deal with it since were doing this together, and yet why? its me that can't have it right? see now thats what I am talking about! but even with that said, No DQ sweet heart.


With all of that said, I am actually still doing great and don't feel like I messed up this week at all really, my back does honestly hurt currently, and when you have had an injury as long as I have you learn not to jump right back in as soon as the pain subsides so I get a pass there. the Dairy queen was within my calorie allowance each day so I get a pass there as well. The late night popcorn which was over my caloric limit? guilty as charged sir, but is that why I am seeing a breaking even number on the Thursday before weigh in? likely not. I believe it is just one of those weeks for me where the weight loss is slacking off a bit and I will try and regroup and have a huge loss next week, beating my body into submission, after all it is me that looks back at me when I am in front of a mirror right? and thats the very same fella that makes the decisions. I guess its a matter of perspective, on one hand I can say "wow I really slacked off with that ice cream, popcorn and I really could have done more exercise this week", or I could say something like "wow even though I hurt my back I moved a much as possible while maintaining safe movements to save my back and the DQ was within my intake allowance and the popcorn makes up for the low days that I had this week" so it really does make a difference on how you look at things. I tend to look at things in neither of those lights, I tend to look at thing as a whole, was it the best week possible? nope, could it have been worse? yep but thats neither here nor there, I ate too much bread, even though it was within calorie range, not enough fruit, and did not get in enough movement, and thats the bottom line. OR I could just be having a weird week as far a my body goes, who knows? I surely don't all I can do is respond how I always do, keep on keepin on and change things up a bit to make my body guess whats going to happen next, besides, for all I know there could be a ship on the dock and bamn! a 2-3 pound loss could show up in the am, now am I expecting that? nope, but it could happen.

With all of the above said, please please understand that I am in no way negative about today, I am in no way anything but in a good mood and business as usual on this fine Thursday. this post sort of turned out written in the way that my thinking processes go, so welcome to my head. and here is the menu for Wednesday.

06/12/08

Breakfast
8:30 AM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

12:00 PM
22oz watermelon 198

Lunch
3:00 PM
1 can progresso soup 120
3/4 cup white rice 150

Dinner
6:00 PM
8oz ground turkey 340
2 80 calorie rolls 160
6oz sweet potato fries 150
condiments 30

8:00 PM
1 pear 85

Grand total of 1433 calories for the day. I have written enough today, there you have it, still going strong, and the keep on keepin on will never stop. Thank you for reading along.

As Ever
Me

  
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DONEPAT 6/15/2008 11:12AM

    Ok, I'm on a turkey pepperoni quest. I feel like a female Harrison Ford. LOL
And, self talk is good. It's needed. It keeps you going.

You're doing great!
Pat

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MUPP1970 6/13/2008 12:24PM

    I know I've told you this before... but I do love you.

I don't know what I am experiencing right now. I'm doing great with exercise and eating good... but I seem to have lost my spirit. It took me 2 months to get out of the 170's... granted, I had a gain over vacation and took all that off... but still!

A loss is a loss.. yes yes, I know. And I know that the weight loss is gonna slow down.

I really do enjoy reading your blogs kind sir! Glad to know I'm not alone in some of my feelings!

This liter of water here is for you!

PS: I love Blue Moon... or any beer for that matter. I love beer!

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ZIRCADIA 6/12/2008 9:50PM

    I think you're taking a great approach -- analyzing your choices without being negative, just realizing there were some better choices to be made, some things beyond your control, and thinking about how to make next week better. :) Great job! :D

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NYMPHAMOI 6/12/2008 4:57PM

    Talking to the people in your head is a good idea, it keeps them under control. If you don't entertain them every so often they go nuts and start pushing the ice cream button! Great job and great attitude.

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MESACHICK 6/12/2008 2:39PM

  Actually...I think the self-talk is not negative - it is NECESSARY to get us through!! GO DUDE!!!!!!!!!!

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A long winded reflection and quite possibly an eye opener.You really should read this

Wednesday, June 11, 2008



This morning I woke up to the most fantabulous day that you could ever imagine, its 70 degrees the breeze is blowing into the window as fat white clouds float silently through the sky and no humidity in sight. spending the day out in the yard will likely happen after the am cartoons, breakfast and a shower, ok enough about that. My weight loss to date has been out of this world and when I made the decision to eat better and take the extra poundage off of my body I did not expect to be this far along in this short time and I am extremely happy with my results thus far. I was reading some of my older posts last night and I realize just how far I have come in the way of recipes, how often I eat and just the amount of weight loss knowledge and experience that I have now compared to then, now remember we're talking about just a little more than five months ago. right now I can walk into a restaurant or go to someones home for dinner and pretty much know what amount of food I can eat that is reasonable and healthy for me, I now know that eating a can of tuna 5 slices of white bread with two table spoons of mayonnaise with the better part of a bag of Sun chips and literally a quart of milk is not a healthy lunch, well the tuna is good for ya right? and the Sun chips are after all baked aren't they? and I am using 2% milk, thats gotta count for something doesn't it? that is honestly how I rationalized it in my head when I was making lunch for myself, and then wondered why I seemed to be blowing up in size, I mean I was eating good wasn't I? everything I just listed adds up to 1480 calories and thats using 2oz of sun chips as the amount that I ate on any given day with that lunch, 1480? seriously I eat less than that in a whole day at times now! that was just my lunch and I honestly in my heart felt that I was not eating bad because there was Tuna in there and the sun chips are baked and it was 2% milk, that example is an actual lunch meal that I would make, and often I might add.

Let me tell you its eye opening to me when I reflect on things like this, I can remember making BBQ chicken for dinner which would consist of a package of thighs/legs and a package of breasts, skin on bone in and more than a bottle of BBQ sauce dumped over it, cooked and served with corn bread, mashed potatoes and corn along with my huge glass of milk. typically I would have 3 thighs, I am a thigh man what can I say, a huge portion of mashed potatoes that when I made them used almost a whole stick of butter, two or three pieces of corn bread and a serving of corn that would feed two people, then when everyone else had eaten I would grab another thigh and possibly more corn bread on the way to the living room. there was usually one or two pieces of chicken left for lunch the next day, I don't even want to attempt to figure out what the calories in that add up to and to be quite honest, I don't want to know. now when I make the same meal? yes can you believe I make the same meal now and lose weight? we use skinless boneless chicken breast seasoned with Mccormick BBQ spices, the mashed potato is replaced with baked sweet potato the corn stays the same, there is no corn bread involved and my more than a quart of milk has been replaced with green tea, ahhhh there now doesn't that sound better? typically I will eat roughly 6oz of the chicken, 6oz sweet potato, 1 serving of corn and as much green tea as my little heart desires and when all is said and done there is left overs from three chicken breasts that were cooked so were actually spending less money because of this whole losing weight thing as well so its a win win.

That pint of Ben and Jerry's is still in my freezer from New years eve and its not getting eaten until Dec 31st 2008 because as I have posted before, if I am eating it, its going to be on my terms not because I could not control myself, that alone is something that I did not believe I would stick to, I honestly thought that I would have eaten it within the first week if not the first day on this new way of eating. I often wonder about that small insignificant pint of goodness sitting just feet from me every day and think about how I used it to not eat the wrong things early on in this trip by opening the freezer and saying "if I do not eat that for just one more day I have proven that willpower works" and the few times I have done that it proved to me that it was just a matter of willpower and there really is nothing else to it.

One hundred and eleven pounds later I don't even think about what I eat for the most part, its just natural for me to reach into the fridge for a snack and grab a pear now and I honestly don't even think about cake or cookies or any of that as an option on most days, we have some cookies and treats for the kids in the house and I couldn't tell ya if the cookies are good or not because I haven't had one. does this mean that I cannot have a treat when I want one? not at all, in fact just last night we went out to Dairy Queen and got cones for everyone, the only difference I that I did not order the triple hot fudge brownie thingy and I counted the 230 calories from the small vanilla cone into my daily allowance and moved on.

Jan 1st 2008 I woke up and was determined to do this, I will admit I did think that it would be just the next thing that I tried to lose weight but the difference was, one, I was scared that I was going to have to get a WLS surgery and two, the more I thought about how easy it really is to eat correctly the more I wondered why it took so long to realize this little fact and actually felt weak for letting food for lack of a better term control me to the point of weighing five hundred plus pounds. the bottom line is that its just a willpower thing, no one needs a 1480 calorie lunch, nobody. a persons body does not need that cookie or that piece of cake, no one needs to drink soda or a gallon of milk in a day none of those things are needed to sustain life, none of those things are needed in my body or yours period. once a person can get over the mental part of it the rest is easy, don't believe me? I have lost one hundred eleven pound in just over 5 months and the only thing that I do is eat following a 1500 calorie per day limit and moderate exercise which honestly consists mostly of some walks and riding a stationary bike every now and again. This is My life and it will not be controlled by anyone but me from here on out. the bottom line is that You are the one that decides what you eat or do not eat, its not Ronald McDonalds fault, its not the Canoli's fault and its not even your Auntie Margie's fault for making the most mind blowing peanut butter fudge that man has ever seen, take a look in that mirror and say Hi to the person that makes the decisions, whether the decision is to stuff a Del Taco double cheeseburger down your neck on the ride home from work or to choose the pear over the cake as a desert to your Salmon dinner. The opinions contained within this post are not only that of the author but they are fact as well, if you choose to use any of the techniques mentioned above be aware, weight loss WILL occur, you have been warned. if you made it this far down the page I thank you for reading.

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Me

  
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DONEPAT 6/15/2008 11:09AM

    You read my mind. I love your blogs. I hope you are doing a book and gonna publish one day.

Have a VERY HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Patty

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GIRLYGIRL49 6/12/2008 1:02PM

    I feel like you are talking directly to me. I started my life 11 days ago and feel like a million dollars. Good luck on your weight lose and thank you for your story.

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VABUCHANAN 6/12/2008 11:30AM

    This is something i have just come to realize... and you are right it IS so simple. I am the only one controlling what i eat. I have no one to blame but myself and no one can change it but me. It seems silly that for all those years i was just ignoring what I already knew. Moving forward is all that matters now. Congrats on your loss!

By the way, i just stumbled upon your page and you now have another cheerleader in your court. emoticon

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KEEPTRYIN3 6/12/2008 10:39AM

  thank you for your honesty and encouragement. You have helped me today.

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ZIRCADIA 6/11/2008 10:48PM

    HEAR HEAR!!!! It was mind boggling to me how easy it was to eat the right things and do moderate excercise and lose weight. I had built it up as this impossible thing in my mind and never really tried, and once I learned what I was eating and what I should eat, and how good it felt to move and sweat a few times a week I was hooked. I do feel regret for all the years of my life I simply ignored/accepted being overweight/obese as the way my life was going to be and not trying to make a change -- or not trying with a real and serious intent. It's so incredible what a difference can take place in such a short amount of time when your whole mindset and perspective changes -- the fact that your whole mindset andperspective CAN change like that is a miracle. :) It's so inspiring to read you talking about your experiences with this!!! It's renewing all those feelings in me!!! :D

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TELERIE 6/11/2008 7:41PM

    Dropping you a note for writing so well and being such a motivator! Keep that awesome willpower, you're doing fantastic! I'm working on my own mentality and determination and you're very inspirational. emoticon

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LILLIAN364 6/11/2008 4:37PM

    Wonderful blog. So inspiring. I'm much smaller than you and sometimes I do need a 1400 calorie lunch. The point is that I don't eat them everyday. I'm impressed with your willpower. I hope it doesn't fail you. Best of luck in your journey.

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WRITER28 6/11/2008 1:31PM

  Your post is so true...I tell everyone who'll listen that eating clean (or cleaner, as it were) is all mental. You should see the looks I get. It's as if everyone wants to put the blame for their feeling bad and/or being overweight on someone else. They refuse to see the truth.

The exercise part is mental too, but not as tough as the eating part, because of all the fattening, rich foods out there to choose from. The exercise part in my opinion, is a 'piece of cake' compared to the every-day choice to open the refrigerator or the cupboard and choose the right foods. If it were easy, no one would be obese.

You are a real inspiration to me. Godspeed for the rest of your weight loss journey.

Carol

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MINDOLLA 6/11/2008 1:19PM

    Wow thanks.. That was true for us all and I enjoyed reading it.
Congrats on all your accomplishments

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MUSIC4ME 6/11/2008 1:08PM

    Wow! Awesome....simply awesome!
Congratulations on your success so far! :) emoticon

Reb in South Mississippi :)

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LADYINOHIO 6/11/2008 12:46PM

    Pretty impressive journey you have there! I have the same mindset...it's all in the decisions we make.

That ice cream is gonna be very freezer-burned by the time 12-31-08 gets here, lol!

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MESACHICK 6/11/2008 12:37PM

  Zeus, congrats on becoming the Master of your Universe!! YOU ARE DOING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KMEKATE 6/11/2008 12:01PM

    Two thumbs up! I'm so happy for you and proud of you!

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JAYMATTER 6/11/2008 11:46AM

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MUPP1970 6/11/2008 11:41AM

    I love it! I love it! I love it!

You are indeed, an inspiration!!!

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RAINWALKR 6/11/2008 11:39AM

    I love your post. Most of us are victims of mindless eating. Some eat to fill a void. Once you really realize that we all make our own choices and no one is forcing you to eat a dozen dounts (my downfall) it becomes a whole lot easier.

Congratulations on your weight loss so far. You have inspired me to keep going on this journey.

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COUNTRY_BUMPKIN 6/11/2008 11:23AM

    Awesome blog! Congratulations on changing you're life for the better. You'll never regret it!!

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*PBJMOMMY* 6/11/2008 11:21AM

    I really needed this blog today. You have a great way of succinctly stating the facts. Thanks for the kick in the behind. *hugs* Trisha

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SWEETZMIX 6/11/2008 11:17AM

    OHHH SNAP.

Loved the blog, ur right we all have will power & choices. Losing the weight can be done, we just have to stay focused.



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ANNIESADVENTURE 6/11/2008 11:12AM

    Thanks for another inspiring blog. It is a pleasure to be on the same journey.
Annie

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WODKA68 6/11/2008 11:07AM

  I enjoyed your post very much, every bit of it. Congratulations on your weight loss and getting your mind set in the right direction.

I just started my journey on May 6th, after using so many excuses as crutches (granted, some were pretty valid reasons, but they were only contributing to my depressing spiral.) I turn 58 in August, and FINALLY realize that if I ever was going to get back in shape, mentally and physically, I'd better sieze the moment and do it now, because life is passing by much too quickly.

The thing that makes me sad, if I think about it, is that I feel so much better already, why did I wait so long? Oh, well, onward and upward. Here's to continued success for all of us!

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HEATHERBONIN 6/11/2008 11:02AM

    Very well put!
Heather

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Still hotter'n shi.... oh its day 162 too.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Ok first things first, Its Hot! yesterday it was 101 degrees and humidity was 86% when I say that it was 101 degrees that was around 4:00 pm yesterday, lets just say that records were set for heat in June here, as I write this its around 7:30 am 80 degrees and 84% Humid. My son was dismissed from school early yesterday because of "Dangerous conditions" with the heat and they have an early dismissal today as well, now I have heard of snow days...but Heat days? it is suppose to cool down after Wednesday so I am looking forward to that and I believe a trip to the park is in order.

This morning I woke up and hopped onto the good old scale and she told me I am down a bit from Friday's weight and that is good news. 1320 calories for Monday and we made it a cold cut kind of day, having cold sandwiches for lunch and dinner so that we did not have to use the oven. I wish that I could say my back was back to normal but while playing with my daughter yesterday I tweaked it again, I was bent over next to her and she jumped up and wrapped her arms around my neck and hung off of me suddenly and that was that, the thumping back hath return. I was looking forward to a walk when the humidity went down a bit but with my back still being all twitchy I wouldn't risk it getting worse because of a walk, I can only hope it feels much better than it currently does sooner that later so that I can get the movement back into the routine. otherwise everything is on track, I am making healthy choices and feel great.

Here is the menu from Monday.

06/10/08

Breakfast
9:00 AM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

Lunch
1:00 PM
4oz deli turkey 100
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
sliced tomato/lettuce 15
1 oz health puffs 130

Dinner
5:30 PM
6oz deli turkey 150
3 slices whole wheat bread 210
sliced tomato/lettuce 15
1 oz health puffs 130
1 dill pickle 10

8:00 PM
1 zone bar 220

Grand total of 1320 calories for the day, the heat is keeping me in the house for the most part, other than random trips to the supermarket etc. I am on track to hit my goal of being under 400 pounds by the end of August and I am starting to have difficulties with clothing in the way of I don't have a lot of shirts in a big 4x that are in good condition and I do not want to keep wearing the 6x stuff and looking like a kid wearing his dads T shirt or like I am swimming in my clothing, and I definitely don't want to go out and buy $200 worth of clothing to have it not fit in a couple months, I have plenty of jeans and pants but only a couple pairs of shorts so I am struggling there as well, but the way I am looking at this is that I would rather have the problem of deciding whether or not buying clothing that won't fit very soon over the issues that come with being 534 pounds. so its not really a bad problem, more like a decision. I can't wait for Autumn when I can but ONE hoodie and wear my big clothes under it and no one will be the wiser, all though by then I should be quite a bit smaller than I am now if I continue to lose the same way that I am currently losing. there you have my post for June 10th and as always Thanks for following along with me while I change things in my life and get smaller.

As Ever
Me

  
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BOTZZZ 6/11/2008 10:41AM

    I wrote "health puffs" I meant "Smart puffs" they are a product by Robert's American Gourmet :)

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ZIRCADIA 6/10/2008 10:21PM

    Health Puffs? The clothing thing is a bother -- I was able to wait all last year MOSTLY with the promise of getting clothes with Christmas Money. Then I got another burst of money in Feb to buy new clothes, but since then have not really gotten anything. My work pants are totally about to fall off and my jeans are too big as well. It's a really WONDERFUL problem to have, but still a problem. I figure at this point I can wait until I at least reach my goal since I'm so close, and hopefully my DH will agree that we can use some of our stimulus check to reward me reaching my final goal. :D hehehe. But I agree with the other commenter to check out the thrift stores, they may have something usable for the meantime without having to drop a lot of $$$.

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KMEKATE 6/10/2008 12:18PM

    Doing great! And....watch that back. I know back pain and throbbing twitches, just awful. It brings tears to my eyes to think about it again.

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COUNTERPART1 6/10/2008 11:58AM

    try the goodwill ....some ppl have issues with it but i say if your only gonna be wearing it for a small period of time who cares . it doesnt make sense to spend a bunch of money on clothes when your only gonna continue to loose weight.

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HISHAPPYAPPLE 6/10/2008 11:44AM

    That heat is major yuck!
I'm used to dry heat that doesn't get above 90 degrees and I can actually dry off after a shower.
I hope your back feels better soon.


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MRSMIZZLE 6/10/2008 11:27AM

    Wow, that humidity would kill me! You are doing awesome, and good choice on using the cold cuts so you wouldn't have to heat the house more...ugh. I am hoping the heat goes down for your sake...keep upi the amazing work!
~Mon

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CRZYLLAMA71 6/10/2008 10:40AM

    Enjoyed reading your blog...admire your focus andability to stay sane at 1300 calorie intake!
As always...well except for sometimes-
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