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Down 6lbs!! now I weigh 506lbs

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This 1983 GSX 750ES weighs 506 lbs as well

Day 28 the weigh in Hath Cometh!

Another one down 500 days or so more to go lol. I went over by 13 calories so I am at 1513 for the day, for that I am annoyed lol, the night before weigh in and I go over by 13 calories! and the bran cereal at the end of the day that put me over was just to help me lose a little something that has not happened in, 2 days, lets call it a "Movement" :( , otherwise all is well and the change rolls on.

I did get on the scale this morning and it said that I have lost 6 pounds, I am now 506 lbs, I will take it! lol I am somehow not as happy as I should be though, I guess I was expecting more, which sounds crazy to me. 6lbs in a week is a great number, I guess its that "biggest loser" thing, where they are dropping huge amounts each week and I guess I just thought it would be more. don't get me wrong, I am ecstatic about a 6lb loss! was just expecting a little more. perhaps it was wishful thinking ;) . my wife weighs herself on Fridays, I am going to weigh in on Friday with her this week just to see if theres a difference in 1/2 a week. I may even change my official weigh in day to Friday just so its on the same day as my wife.... 6lbs! woohoo lol

onto the menu..


8:30 AM
2 english muffins 200
2 pats butter 70
3oz sliced tomatoes 15
large glass green tea 0

11:45 AM
1 small lite blackberry yogurt 45

1:30 PM
1 boiled egg 70
2 slices pumpernickle bread 140
1 tbsp Miracle whip 35
3oz chicken breast 165
1/2 dill pickle 5

3:30 PM
1 orange 65

5:45 PM
2 van de camp fish fillets 280
3/4 cup cooked white rice 150
7 brussel sprouts 50
large glass of crystal light 20
franks hot sauce 0
3 1/4 inch pieces of shoestring french fries 3

8:30 PM
1 cup bran cereal w/1cup 1% milk 200

Grand total of 1513 calories for the day, and a grand total of 6 lbs lost for the week, I am happy with that over all and hope to have another good week. I just gotsta keep on keepin on and eventually it will all be gone! Thanks for following along with me! Until next time! which will be this afternoon hehe.

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SCHNOOGLES 1/31/2008 11:21PM

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work. I'm really proud of you!!!

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STAR1970 1/30/2008 2:08PM

    Awesome job!! I have not lost that much in the 3 weeks on the program. You have given me incentive to work harder. :)
You are doing great!!!

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    Right on Botzzz, that is a BIG number! Good idea to weigh in with your wife, Thursday night snack attack could be controlled when you have someone in the house who says...wait! we have to weigh in tomorrow!! You rock...thinking good thoughts of you this week. I shared your story with my aunt, she called today and said, 'hey, have your friend botzzz watch dr. phil today." So now you and your determination are a part of our daily "pep talks" Thank you! Keep it up!

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    6 lbs is great! Congratulations!

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MRSHONEYC 1/29/2008 10:17AM

    You did WHAT!?!?! WOWIE! SIX POUNDS! Great Job!!!!

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PIKAPIKACHICK 1/29/2008 9:06AM

    Congratulations! 6 pounds is a BUNCH!

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_BECA_ 1/29/2008 8:59AM

    That's great 6 pounds feels so good to have lost , it will only gets better. Congrats on your weight loss ,wishing you the best on your journey.....Beca

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Day 27

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dinner at Mom in laws..went great, she served thick pork chops with a pepper and garlic rub on them, lemon pepper sword fish steaks, brussel sprouts, sweet carrots, curry rice, tiny red potatoes chopped up and baked with some sort of garlic flavor on it, and a great mixed green salad. I finished off the meal with a cup of green tea and some chopped up watermelon, a good time was had by all, and I came in under calories for the day so I am happy. it appears that she likes these Sunday dinners that she has been inviting us to and she is extremely cooperative and understanding with the limitations that we have as far as cooking the meals go. she asks if its ok to use butter, oil, or whatever she may be using before she actually cooks it, and everything is good usually.

I drank plenty of water and Green tea today, had 2 glasses of crystal light as well, but I am trying to limit the CL and get more pure water and green tea. No exercise today, I figured I would give my body one more day of rest before I got back on the bike etc, I plan on hitting the bike hard tomorrow though maybe I will ride it twice, once at my normal ride time and once after my kids go to bed for the night, we shall see.

My body is changing, if not in appearance (I can't tell anything yet visually, wife says she can see it) in the way that I can feel my muscles again, I am aware of them and can move them all independently of each other again, that may not make sense but its the only way I can describe it. The only Visual feature I can definitely see is my calves, they have always been large from the lifting weights as well as the carrying all of this around all the time, more the latter I believe, BUT I have definition in my calves again. I am not saying they are ripped, but you can see each individual muscle again and I am diggin on that lol.

This post is turning into an epic post so I will get to the best part which is the menu! and todays menu was outstanding from breakfast right through dinner, everything was good and filling and tasted great. heres to changing things up! the omelet! man that omelet!


10:00 AM
1 whole egg 70
4 egg whites 65
2oz sliced tomato 10
1oz Kraft lite cheddar cheese 50
1 pat butter 35
1oz chopped onion 5
1 dill pickle 10

1:30 PM
1 can Progresso chicken herb dumpling soup 200
1 english muffin 100
1 pat butter 35
1oz sliced tomato 10
crystal light 10

6:30 PM
4oz broiled pork chop 240
1/2oz sword fish 20
3/4 cup curry rice 165
small green salad 30
3 tbsp lite Cesar dressing 135
4oz baked red potatoes 100
5oz brussel sprouts 50
6oz watermelon 52
12oz green tea w/sugar in the raw 1 pckt 20

9:30 PM
small lite yogurt 45

Grand total of 1457 calories for the day, and I enjoyed every bite today! the omelet my wife made me was great and the entire breakfast including the pickle was only 245 calories! I will be making that again. I cannot feel like I am on a diet when I eat like I did today and all within my 1500 alloted calories. How could I have not done this sooner?!? I feel like I am eating better than I have in years AND I am dropping pounds! as you can see i am happy with how this whole change is turning out for me so far, I still want to see how a whole month goes knowing my weight and seeing a positive number drop, and see exactly how I am doing per week etc but so far I am happy with the results. I will end this post here as I feel like I am going on and on here lol so I just want to thank you for following along once again. Thanks!

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KIMMIEB831 1/28/2008 7:50AM

    That is awesome that your MIL is so supportive. It really does help when you have people around you that are supportive and helping you with your cause. I don't think it sounds corny at all that you say you can feel the changes - ROCK ON, is what I have to say.

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MRSHONEYC 1/28/2008 7:48AM

    OH yeah,and wanted to say your MIL certainly is a oneofakind in MY book!

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MRSHONEYC 1/28/2008 7:47AM

    Isn't it amazing how when you eat a BALANCED meal plan how satisfied you are?!?!?! You are really doing TERRIFIC! I do know what you mean about moving those muscles independently!!! I still can't do the pecs like the guys can -- BOO HOO! - but I can do my ABS now! Oh yea, I've got abs! WhodathunK???? The omelet sounds HEAVENLY! You are doing great - keep it up and enjoy the bike!!! :-)

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Day 24

Friday, January 25, 2008

Another Thursday down, and closing in on 1 month at this. I will take a new photo on Sunday, when I started this I took some before photos and plan on taking a couple pictures per month on the last Sunday of each month to compare them. I did take a couple pictures at the 2 week mark but I am curious to see if theres a difference in one month, being a big fella I don't expect to see too much of a change if any at all but its still fun to have the comparison.

I wasn't feeling too hot Thursday (sore throat and the start of a cough, my wife is getting over the exact same thing, Thanks Hon! lol) so I did not ride the bike or any exercise at all for that matter. I woke up today (Friday) and can feel something in my chest, have a slight cough and no voice! I bet she will be happy about that last part ;). so in short I will be skipping the bike again today, which annoys me lol. a month ago it would have annoyed me to have to ride it! now I am annoyed that I can't. who wouldda thunk?

Onto the menu...


10:00 AM
2 cups bran cereal 180
1 cup 1% milk 110

12:30 PM
1 can lite Progresso soup 120
7.5 Ritz crackers 120
1 apple 75

4:00 PM
1 quaker rice cake 60

6:30 PM
4 oz of Turkey 120
3 slices of whole wheat bread 210
1.5 tbsp of Miracle whip 55
6 oz baby carrots 80
1 tbsp lite cesar dressing 45

8:30 PM
1 apple 75
2 tbsp peanut butter 190

Grand total of 1440 calories for the day, I am still having a time getting in all 1500 calories every day, the apple and peanut butter was only to make the calories, I didn't want it. I hope this cold or whatever it is passes fast so I can get back o n the bike. as always i want to thank you for following me.

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MRSHONEYC 1/25/2008 4:07PM

    You're doing great! And taking it easy while sick is the best thing to do, just make sure you keep hydrating and rehydrating with plenty of water! I hope both you and DW feel better VERY soon!! ((HUGS)) GOOD JOB!

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Day 23

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The day went fine eating wise and I came really close to the 1500 mark again, and anything that is on my list for the last week or so where I say 2% milk is wrong, the wife pulled a fast one on me and bought 1% fat free milk, so the cals are slightly lower where milk was used, nothing significant. I have decided to set my second short term goal, the first one is to get below the 500's the second will be to hit 479lbs, which is what my weight was the last time I weighed myself about 5 years ago, and that is the first time I have ever spoken about that weight to anyone! except my wife earlier today. I think it will be a major milestone to get below that 479 for me just to know its the lowest in 5 years.

A possible speed bump came into my mind when my son had a Cadbury creme egg yesterday, and I have to admit those things are my biggest weakness. I can't get enough of them around Easter. I think I am going to challenge myself with the chance at a treat for a reward. if I can get to 479 by Easter, I will treat myself to 4 Cadbury eggs to eat 1 per week starting on Easter day, and the calories will be outside my 1500 limit for which ever day I have them, they are only 150 calories each by the way ;). thats 33 lbs in just about 2 months perfectly. i think its a good motivator and at a total cost of 600 calories spread over 4 weeks if I make it. My father gave me the Idea of not cutting a treat now and then out completely. anyways I am blabbing away again, let me get to the menu.


8:30 AM
2 cups bran cereal 180
1 cup 2% milk 130

12:40 PM
1 can lite Progresso soup 120
7.5 Ritz crackers 120
16oz green tea 3 tspn sugar 75

1:45 PM
1 banana 120

6:00 PM
1/2 cup refried beans (3 tacos) 90
3 small mission white tortillas 165
1oz Kraft lite cheddar cheese 50
2 oz tomato 10
1oz lettuce 5
2tblsp All Natural Salsa 10
1 Van de camp fish fillet 140
2 slices jalapeno 5
large glass crystal light 25

8:45 PM
12 oz 1% Milk 165
Quaker Rice Cake 60

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DREALEE 1/24/2008 12:14PM

    Absolutely you should still allow yourself a treat here and there! We need to make our changes livable so that we can KEEP the weight off once we're down there. Treats are bound to happen, we're only human! However, personally I try to stear away from allowing any food or drink as a reward (for myself and my daughter) because that's part of what got me into this mess in the first place. I use other things I really want but never get around to like personal time, buying a new nutrition book or healthy eating cookbook, buying new weights or an exercise ball or video... Of course, I still allow myself a treat here and there and especiallly around the holidays (I'm a dark chocolate and Peeps fanatic myself LOL). You're making some excellent choices and planning your treat is a step ahead of where I'm at LOL. Keep it up!!

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MRSHONEYC 1/24/2008 8:09AM

    Hm, I've never had a Cadbury egg - I got them for the kids when they were little, but was never tempted. Something about the gooeyness. HOWEVER, I do love the Caramello bar ...
ANYWAY! I was wanting to ask if you are using the Nutrition Tracker on here? If you are, are you tracking sodium as well? If you're not wanting 'cows' milk, I honestly can say that soymilk is NOT bad. I've made the switch, and at least HERE, it's also a bit less expensive than 'regular' milk. You're doing great!

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The Weigh in

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ok so like I said I was expecting the scale today, well its here! I heard the mail truck pull up and the scale was in the house and unwrapped in record time, batteries in it and off I went to the hard kitchen floor, stood on the scale and...

Before I get to that, the scale is very sturdy upon my first assessment, it better be! it supports 550 lbs, it is very thin but very wide. I am happy with its construction so far (its been about 45 minutes that I have had it) so we shall see. it has a very pleasing voice that states the weight once its calibrated (probably won't use this feature) so far so good.

So..where was I, oh yeah, I stepped onto the scale and it said in that pleasant voice five hundred thirteen pounds. a huge smile had to come over my face as I was relieved that it held me and gave me a number! first time in history someone was happy to hear that they weighed five hundred thirteen lbs lbs? maybe, maybe not lol. I decided to get on and off a few times and the next time said 511.3, then 512.1, then 511.6 so I am going to call the start weight (start from today anyways I will never know what my real start weight was) 512 this is the starting weight for me as of 01-22-08.

I am so happy to finally know what that magical weight is,..magical yeah thats it lol really I am happy that I know now and can check weekly, I might weigh in tomorrow morning when I wake up because right now I have had at least 2 glasses of water and my breakfast so I want a clean morning weight and I may start the weight off there. I haven't decided yet, either way WOW I am freekin 512 lbs....thats a lot of potatoes! the bright side of this? my target weight is 275 lbs and I look decent at 300! lol at least I am not shooting for 180 or something like that! I could write all day about how excited I am to know my weight! so before I do that I will end this post here and I will probably post up my exercise later on. 512! man! I gots a long road ahead of me :) Thanks for all of the support and as always thank you for reading.

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CHRISTFIEND 1/23/2008 9:44PM

    Congrats on finally getting that MAGIC number and being lower than you thought!!! Remember to stay positive and keep checking in for encouragement!!!

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MRSHONEYC 1/23/2008 6:20PM

    It's always nice to get a present in the mail - especially one that is expected SO MUCH! I'm glad you now have a visual - it will help on your quest. Keep up yourgood work!

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GEORGIA_KAY 1/23/2008 8:22AM

    Zeus, I'm walking that road right along side of you bud. Lots of others with us too. Since there's strength in numbers, and always, always someone beside us to lend a hand when we stumble on the path--I know we're gonna make it.


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ELYSSANDE 1/22/2008 7:21PM

    Hey Me....Thanks for reminding me how good it feels when things go right, and for how simple it is, when I make the decision to do this. I needed to hear that today. We talk often of a long road ahead, but in reality, its not a long road, its just the road. Its a change of direction, its true, but the road is no longer or shorter than it was before. Its just the road. If the road is the path we walk day by day, it is simply a choice of how we walk it, not how long it is, or how short, just that we are on the journey. Its all the journey. I hear a determined, committed Me, who sounds like *me* and I look forward to sharing the walk with you! Elyssande.

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