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The day after tomorrow is now.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Day after day the same thing happens lately, I wake up and I figure out what I will have for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I figure out my day give or take and I follow that menu for that day, I try to exercise daily and have been failing in that dept lately but not totally and it is being rectified. I did ride the bike yesterday and tossed in 55 push ups as well and the same is on the exercise menu for today, I told my wife after I worked out last night "honey I have no clue why I stopped, I love the way I feel afterwards" she just laughed at me in that kind of way that people do when they already know what you just told them. getting the gears turning and the fluid pumping through the machine is always the way to get motivation flowing through ones body, we are after all machines and if you let a machine sit too long without moving it will rust and become a useless pile of metal and hydraulic fluid, or in this case bone and guts. I am reminded of something Phil said "Immovable stone in your world of the weak" This is where I was mentally at a point in my life when I weighed 300 pounds, its all coming back lately and I like it.

Intake for the day was pretty good as well coming in at 1395 calories for the day and included a couple pieces of fruit and some chicken veggie soup so I am happy with the menu from the day. I said it yesterday and I will restate it today, eating right is coming as natural to me as walking these days, at one point I thought to myself "how in the hell am I suppose to eat that way and stick to it daily" and now I wonder why it was such a hard thing to do because it isn't and its just that simple, The power of knowledge is an amazing thing. Something else I will mention is as I passed a mirror in the bathroom last night I removed my shirt and caught a glimpse of something that I had not seen in a while, so I stood facing the mirror and I could see the wall behind me through the gap between my arms and my torso, "WTF" I thought "when did that happen??" and I didn't look like myself to me, the upper half of my body actually looked completely different than I had remembered it for so long but my gut remains if not much smaller. there are collar bones and bulges from where muscles are now showing on my upper body again and I honestly cannot remember the last time I remember seeing that, maybe 10 plus years ago before I even met my wife. Now I am not saying that I looked like some young Adonis but wow I can see and recognize Muscle groups in my chest shoulders and arms again and it was sort of a wow moment for me. Ok enough about that for now here is the menu from Monday for your viewing pleasure.

07/14/08

Breakfast
8:15 AM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
turkey pepperoni 55
sliced tomato 15
2 wedges laughing cow cheese 70

10:30 AM
1 apple 100

Lunch
3:00 PM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
1.5oz light mozz cheese 120
2.5 tbsp pizza sauce 40
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70

Dinner
6:30 PM
2 cups home made soup 300
1oz tortilla chips 140

9:00 PM
1 pear 85

Grand total of 1395 calories for the day and the stone keeps on rolling. The results keep on coming in and the weight is dropping like it should be, I am happy with what I am doing and I know that what I am doing is great for me and my physical self. things are indeed good right now and I hope to be able to give you all a post come Jan1st 2009 where I can say that I am down 200 pounds in a years time, which is a goal of mine that I don't think I have ever mentioned here and will put me at 334 pounds, that number is unbelievable to me when I think about it but I would have to lose 12 pounds per month until then to hit that goal so I do think it is an attainable goal without being a sure thing. Thank you for following along with my weight loss and thanks for the support.

As Ever
Me

  
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AXISLADY 7/15/2008 6:23PM

    Indeed indeed, the day after tomorrow is NOW. What are we waiting for.....we're gonna go and get it because it's ours! Our health to achieve, our body to keep healthy, and our life to live. J


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UTSEAN 7/15/2008 5:45PM

    Hey Bro, you know the eating "right" has become habitual. It's like waking up in the morning...something we're suppose to do, right? That's the sense of gratification we've achieved. I'm totally with you on that point! I thoroughly enjoyed reading today's post.

It's truely amazing at our efforts to date. Why, why, why did we wait so long? Who gives a S%IT! Today we are doing it.

Stay strong - be strong my brother! Keep on truckin'

One of your true friends,
Sean

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ZIRCADIA 7/15/2008 4:46PM

    WOOHOO! :D I just caught up to your most recent posts -- started with what's on this page since I'm so far behind... but yay!!!!! You are doing so great. :D I'm glad to be back from vacation and get back to the good stuff -- the good healthy food and my workouts. (Although I did workout consistently last week, so really it's the food I'm happy about.) Congrats on your recent loss! :D

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ZELCAT7 7/15/2008 3:42PM

    I'm really relating to your words today, Botzzz. As I was enjoying my lunch, I was thinking about how "easy" I'm finding it to eat well and make better, healthier choices these days. Eventually I concluded that its always been this easy - it just took me awhile to realize it. The right moment to make the commitment or something. Who knows why? The important thing is that we're doing it.

Congrats to you on finding your work-out mojo again and thanks, as always, for the inspiration. :)

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JOY2BEMEE 7/15/2008 2:57PM

    The stone keeps on rolling! You rock! Great job with the work out too! I am headed to the eliptical right now. UGH but like you, I know I will feel better afterwards. One of these days I will LOVE TO EXERCISE ! :) LOL emoticon emoticon

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MESACHICK 7/15/2008 1:07PM

  "Immovable stone" - I love it. LOL

That is AWESOME about the visual difference in the mirror. That is just the best! Congrats on your hard work. Isn't it great when you can SEE it paying off?

You ROCK! :-)

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LYNNETH7 7/15/2008 12:58PM

    You can do it! I can't believe how quickly you are able to lose, but I know you can keep it up and get to 334 by jan. I'm actually hoping to be about that weight by that time, so maybe we will get there together :)

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KMEKATE 7/15/2008 12:19PM

    You're doing it well. Congrats!

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BIGGIRL2082010 7/15/2008 11:58AM

    Nice! You're soon going to be a walking anatomy class from all the workouts - your body is going to show a very good muscle-map pretty soon, and it's obviously already beginning! :)

Cheers,
Maya


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GRAMMABENJI 7/15/2008 11:05AM

    great blog. i too feel much better after exercising so why do we stop? who knows

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TELERIE 7/15/2008 10:09AM

    Re: exercise - I can't believe it has taken me so long to get my body moving! I love the feeling afterwards as blood rushes to my tired muscles. As you say, that is an incredibly motivating feeling. We just have to remember it when the going gets tough!

You're doing great and isn't it GREAT with the visible changes!
- Marit

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CALICAVEGIRL 7/15/2008 9:44AM

    Your goals are ambitious! Keep on keeping on and I know that you will hit them =) My afore unmentioned goal? I want to one day compete in Le Tour de France, lol. Although I think that is more of a fantasy than a goal. =) I've noticed that there are no women in that race... hmm. Ah well. I'll just do triathlons instead (starting with a sprint triathlon in October =).

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one incredible clock and time is the answer.

Monday, July 14, 2008


I believe I am back on track with the blog, I know that I missed a couple days here and there and the internet issue paused me for a while but I am back to daily posts now. Sunday went good as far as intake goes coming in at 1380 calories for the day and we made a trip to my Father in laws place for some turkey burgers on the grill. I did not exercise at all Sunday and I am posting daily when I do not exercise to hopefully get myself back into the groove of things and start hitting it hard again, today I WILL ride my bike. I am finding that lately that things are very natural to me where this eating right thing comes into play, I know I know you ask, But what about the cake you have been eating man? welp thats just it, I can have my cake and eat it too so to speak, I did in fact have some very yummy Italian cakes in the past couple weeks but so what? thats life right? Birthdays will happen and cake will be there and I will eat some, the key is moderation and once a guy can figure that part out the rest is cake! pun intended. so this last 6.5 months has been an extremely information filled portion of my life where I learned that doing is the only way things are going to happen where weight related issues are concerned.

I will now give you a quote "Dost thou love life? then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of" ~Benjamin Franklin~ , if we spend our time thinking about doing something or procrastinating the days away there is a lot of things that get missed. in the last 6 or so years before I decided to take control of my weight I know there are things that I missed out on because of the extra baggage that I had been carrying around for so long and it took a little girl to make me start thinking about it on a daily basis enough to start looking into weight loss options and I was sold on getting a gastric bypass until I read about death as a side effect. then it hit me, am I that weak that I cannot control what goes into my body? and I knew that I was not that guy so it began and here we are, now I can say with all honesty that I do not regret doing this sooner but that doesn't stop me from wishing I had, but then you know what they say about wishing, wish into one hand and sh&@ into the other and tell me which one fills up first. time is a funny thing because most things just take a little time and you can have whatever you want in life if you can accept that fact, including a healthy lifestyle. such basic concepts escape us all too often and when the spiral starts it seems as if nothing can stop it but the plain truth of the matter is that we are responsible for our own actions and thats that.

Here is the menu from Sunday.

07/14/08

Breakfast
12:15 PM
2 80 calorie rolls 160
2 eggs 140
Turkey pepperoni 70
1 tbsp miracle whip 35

Lunch
2:00 PM
1.5oz pretzel sticks 155
crystal light 35

Dinner
6:30 PM
8oz ground turkey 320
2 80 calorie rolls 160
pasta salad w/apples and tuna 200
condiments 20

9:00 PM
1 pear 85

Grand total of 1380 calories for the day, and it was a late start eating because I was playing that silly game in the morning and basically forgot to eat doh! things are still moving in a good direction and the band plays on. Thank you for reading and know that it is possible to drop the weight that you may be carrying around and know that it is possible to do it with nothing more than determination.

As Ever
Me

  
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CALICAVEGIRL 7/15/2008 9:37AM

    Inspiring blog today =) And it's true about the cake. It's not a diet we are on, but a lifestyle change. For you, it may be cake. For me, ... well I like a piece of pizzeria pizza every now and again. As long as it's planned and factored into our day then it's no problem-o! Portion control, water consumption, regular exercise,... sounds so easy. HA! It's hard work, it takes determination, and I LOVE IT =)

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JOY2BEMEE 7/14/2008 10:30PM

    So you have all of us women mesmerized! You can make us laugh, cry but most of all you speak from the heart! That is SOOOOOOOOOOO SEXY! Ps. I look @ your food log and I think "My gosh that is pure determination!" now get your A-- on that bike! and get moving! LOL :) Joy emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/14/2008 4:31PM

    What a nice blog you have & thanks for sharing it! Brightened my day. . . . Dee

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LYNNETH7 7/14/2008 4:18PM

    We should totally make a club or something for choosing the harder road over surgery. I had the same epiphany, and realized that I would learn nothing by physically altering my self to lose weight. I am a stronger person than that. WE CAN DOOOO EEEET!

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ZELCAT7 7/14/2008 1:19PM

    What a great post, Botzzz, thanks for sharing it! Love the Ben Franklin quote and love that you've chosen to do this without the surgery. Good for you! You're a real inspiration! :)

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MESACHICK 7/14/2008 12:43PM

  I LOVE that Ben Franklin quote! It is a good reminder for every day...and a painful reminder of how much time I have squandered living in a larger body! Good stuff today, dude!

P.S. Do you track sodium and fiber on your food tracker? Those are also good things to track that sometimes affect your loss! (Sodium too high = lower loss; high fiber = HELP on weight loss) I started tracking these a few months ago and it helps me.

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Day CXCV

Sunday, July 13, 2008




Screen shot of Fran and Balthier from Final fantasy 12

Looks like I missed a post yesterday, so I will double up here today. Friday was a Turkey kind of day, I had it for breakfast, I had it for lunch and I had Turkey pepperoni with my dinner (English muffin pizza) I noticed that I had zero fruit or veggies so I ended the evening with 26 oz of chopped watermelon to make up the final calories and get at least some vegetation into my body and the night ended with 1476 total calories. and here is the exact menu for Friday.

07/11/08

Breakfast
10:00 AM
4oz turkey deli breast 120
3 slices light rye bread 120
1.5 tbsp miracle whip 50

Lunch
2:15 PM
4oz turkey deli breast 120
2 slices light rye bread 80
1 tbsp miracle whip 35
1oz Jax 140
dill pickle 10

Dinner
6:15 PM
1.5 large English muffins 285
1.5 tbsp pizza sauce 45
2oz low fat mozz cheese 160
Turkey pepperoni 90

9:30 PM
26oz watermelon 221

Grand total of 1476 calories Friday.


Yesterday (Saturday) we had a full day waking up bright and early and taking a class until about 5pm and then we came home cooked dinner and I say "cooked" loosely as we had Tuna sammies, and my lunch was less than desirable for a person that is on low calorie diet but since I was out because of the class I stopped at a pizza house that was near by and got half a chicken parm grinder with peppers and onions on it, I do not know the exact calories for it but I counted them at 600 on my Excel sheet. the rest of the day was not that great intake wise though it did start out well enough with a good solid breakfast, I did share the last piece of Tiramasu from wifys Bday and it was counted at 350, a total guess. I then played Final fantasy 12 for a little while, yes I am a Final Fantasy geek, and I played FFXI for more than four years on Asura server and was throughly addicted to it for quite some time (as was wify), and we then ended the night by watching Walk the line, welp the first half anyways as I fell asleep so I will have to watch the rest of it at some point because it was pretty good until I passed out. and with that I give you Saturdays menu.

07/12/08

Breakfast
7:45 AM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
sliced tomato 15
2 wedges laughing cow cheese 70

Lunch
12:30 PM
Chicken parm Grinder 600

Dinner
6:30 PM
1 can tuna 150
3 slices light rye bread 120
1 tbsp miracle whip 35
onion/tomato/pickle 25
1oz jax 140

Some time after dinner
Tiramisu 350

10:30 PM
1 apple 100

Grand total of 1875 calories for Saturday and I feel ok about it because I was out all day and very beat from my class (which will remain an unknown for now) and I know that I burned a good amount of calories throughout the day. Today (Sunday) I started out late with the intake but I will make sure I get what I need to, also I did not have one drop of green tea yesterday because we were out all day and it just plain old slipped my mind. so there you have it, the last two days in a nutshell and you found out that I am a Final fantasy geek too boot. keep on keepin on, eat moderately and come back tomorrow for the next episode of as Zeusmeatball turns.

As Ever
Me

  
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LYNNETH7 7/14/2008 2:08AM

    I have a crush on Balthier. . . .and Fran

shhh, I didn't say that.

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JOY2BEMEE 7/13/2008 8:19PM

    Have a great week! emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 7/13/2008 6:31PM

    Final Fantasy isn't sO bad. If you said World of Warcraft. I would of had to kill you. I know quite a few people who are addicted to Warcraft, so that is all I hear about at times.



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AXISLADY 7/13/2008 2:08PM

    I could tell a man was writing this had I not known beforehand. Men have the talent for taking things by the horn, seizing it and making it theirs. No emotional stuff for them. This is it. This is how it will be, and so there. Good for you. Tracking, to me, is the answer. Maybe we'll do it our whole lives, but what is the alternative? I am now into the thinking as a thin person would think. Do I really want all those French fries or am I happy with the first 5 and the rest are just so much starch? That's my mantra and I'm sticking to it! emoticon

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Weighing in after a couple weeks worth of a plateau.

Friday, July 11, 2008


This Suzuki SV1000 weighs in at 410 pounds.

This week I have lost a Porn star! Aria Giovanni weighs 124 pounds, because spark only allows 1 pic you can go to my blog @ zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/ to see the photo :)

Today is the day that the AM weight gets recorded as progress and I am happy to say that I have finally lost a couple pounds, its been about 2 weeks since a real drop has happened and last week I was 413 lbs on Friday, this week I am 410 pounds so thats a 3 pound drop from last Friday and a 2 pound drop from my lowest weight to date which was 412 lbs we will just call it a drop this week, something I do know is that I have lost 124 pounds to date. now within 10 pounds of being under 400 I am excited about that fact. I think I am past the whole body image thing this week as well, and what I mean is that everyone that loses weight (or a lot of people anyways) seem to have a hard time either believing or accepting that they have lost a large amount of weight and still see themselves as their former Huge selves. Now I am not even close to dainty or small, hell I am not even average sized and because of my 6'5'' frame I likely will never be BUT with that said I can honestly say that I see the difference in myself. None of my clothing fits but not because of being too tight, which is a new thing for me and when I look at the comparison pictures I take of myself every month the difference is huge! I also catch myself walking past the mirror and thinking "wow I just look like a big dude now and not a giant fat guy" (I honestly had that thought a few days ago) so things are looking good and my father had a very uncharacteristic comment to my wife last night that even made my wife think twice and make sure that it was him she was talking to, she was messing with me for my ginornmis piece of Tiramisu to him and he said "He has done a lot with his weight and a really good job and should be able to have that kind of stuff when he wants it, he deserves it" now that may not sound that far out there for a comment BUT if you knew the man you would understand, we are just not the type of fellas to say things like that and it took my wife by surprise. so with the above paragraph you can see things are going well.


Since I posted my menu up last night when I got my new Modem installed I have nothing to post for you today as far as a menu goes, I am glad to have my internet connection back and to be able to get back on here and posting and researching things weight loss related. I will also be posting a recipe later on today or some time tomorrow for the nachos that I made a few days ago, though it is nothing spectacular or hard to figure out I figured I would post it anyways. Thanks for following along with me and keep on keepin on, because I sure am.

Until next time

As Ever
Me

  
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NATALIE1964 7/13/2008 11:32AM

    You make me want to do better
Thanks.
=^..^=

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JOY2BEMEE 7/11/2008 9:54PM

    Awesome job!!!!!! emoticon

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MESACHICK 7/11/2008 7:58PM

  That is AWESOME!!!!!

I am glad to hear about the comment from your dad. That is just some great virtual icing on the piece of virtual cake. :-)

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AJO085 7/11/2008 3:54PM

    i think that's as great as a compliment you can get from him! i know a guy like that too. he's proud of you and should be.

congrats on the loss of a porn star :P here's to the loss of more porn stars!! emoticon

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CECE0330 7/11/2008 12:29PM

    Good job on losing the porn star! (lol...i'm sure your wife appreciates it, too!)

I hear ya on the image thing. I've gone from "lumpy dumpy mom" to "not even close to a MILF, but 'just' 40 lbs overweight"

I couldn't even admit to myself when I was 225 that I needed to lose close to 100 lbs...(that was WAY too daunting a number for my 5'4" self!)



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KMEKATE 7/11/2008 11:16AM

    Good for you on standing up for "him" and that piece of cake. We must not let life pass us by...this is, after all, our lives.

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NEWDEEDS 7/11/2008 11:16AM

    amazing! Such a motivator...

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AXISLADY 7/11/2008 10:57AM

    I can tell you that reading blogs is one of the motivational things I do....thank you for this blog!

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CALICAVEGIRL 7/11/2008 10:47AM

    Great job with everything!! And sooo glad that the scale moved for you! I'm beginning to think mine is broken - ha,ha!!

Anywho, glad things are getting back to normal and your ship is sailing on a regular schedule again =)

Keep on keeping on!!!

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SWEETZMIX 7/11/2008 10:37AM

    emoticon emoticon

Keep on losing the weight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PEACHYCYN 7/11/2008 10:32AM

    Congrats, keep up the good work, your doing great!

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Were back in busines a bit early and ready for weigh in.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I am back baby! My new Modem came in a bit early so I have had it since this afternoon and just got around to reconnecting it and thought I would pop on for a post. It has been hot and humid here in New England for the past few days and today it was all gone and I ended up playing in the back yard with the kiddos for a couple hours and it was good to leave the house without turning into a ball of sweat. I have not really exercised this week besides some push ups but I did finally break that 412 mark that was drawn in the sand a couple of weeks ago and tomorrow is weigh in day so i am eager to see where the wheel stops in the morning, will I break that double digit ending to my weight and get to 409? let us hope so but if not then it is what it is. I did indulge in a piece of Tiramisu today, it was wifys Bday and welp I made a deal with myself when I started this new way of eating that I would not give up things like Birthday cake or a nice Holiday meal so within the last couple weeks I have had my two favorite cakes with the Italian Rum cake last week and now the Tiramisu, I am not worried about it because this is not a diet it is a life change and well, these things happen in life, so be it.

My intake has been good this week Monday I came in at 1486 total calories, Tuesday was at 1500 on the nose, Wednesday came in at 1330 and today (Thursday) I was at 850 calories and then I had a pretty big piece of the Tiramisu cake, big enough that I am pretty sure I hit my goal of 1500 for the day, I saved up because I knew the cake was going to be in there. I am happy with my intake for the week and I have to step the movement up for this coming week so that I can make my goal of being under 400 lbs by mid August. here is the menu from Today.

07/10/08

Breakfast
8:00 AM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
sliced tomato 15
2 wedges laughing cow cheese 70

10:30 AM
1 apple 100

Lunch
2:00 PM
1 progresso soup 120

Dinner
5:45 PM
4oz turkey deli breast 120
3 slices light rye bread 120
1 tbsp miracle whip 35

6:45 PM
big piece of Tiramisu cake I have no clue what the calories were for this.

Grand total of, oh I dunno, but I do know that the cake was good! things are still going good and I still know what I must do to get where I need to where my weight is concerned, I also wanted to mention that I am watching my fiber intake now and have added some ground flax seed to my diet because I was just having way too many long breaks before ships were sailing and I am happy to say that since I started watching it there have been launches every day, in fact today was the first day that I did not have a ship leave dock in a week, and there you have my later than normal post because my internet was down, hopefully it does not become a problem again, I honestly missed writing in this blog and sharing my journey with whomever finds themselves on my page. Thank you for reading and look for my weigh in post in the am.

As Ever
Me

  
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JOY2BEMEE 7/11/2008 9:59PM

    You are one popular blogger that is for sure! Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us. Have a great week-end! do something fun! emoticon

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TELERIE 7/11/2008 10:29AM

    Good to see you back, and without a whole porn star too! Great work!
- Marit

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KMEKATE 7/10/2008 11:31PM

    We got our Tony-back-Tony-back-Tony-back; we got our Tony-back-Tony-back-Tony-back....(d
id you catch that babyback rib song?) LOL! So good to have you up and running again.

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SWEETZMIX 7/10/2008 11:25PM

    Good to have u back. I enjoy reading ur blogs!!!! Also the flax seed is great, isn't it?? Don't do too much of it else u will be constipated...lol

See ya tomorrow.

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.DUSTY. 7/10/2008 11:13PM

    Glad to have you back!

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