Thursday, July 24, 2008
Once again were here a day before weigh in and I am wondering if I will see a loss this week, it has been a little rough with the back acting up earlier in the week but it seems to have corrected itself and the exercise has resumed. I did get a bike ride in yesterday afternoon, I rode for 21 minutes and wanted to do another 15 later in the day but that never happened, 2 kids doesn't always allow for extras, but I will try to ride twice today to make up a little bit and just for the fact that why not twice? I figure if I can find the time its all good for me right?
Intake was good for the day and I ended up consuming 1415 calories and enough brussel sprouts to put them on some kind of an endangered veggie list. I am awaiting on a ferry to leave port as it did not leave yesterday and that is the first time in a while that it has had problems at the dock, hopefully it works itself out (no pun intended) and I can have a decent weigh in come morning. I am not expecting a giant loss because of the lack of exercise this week but I am expecting a loss none the less.
I have finally come to the conclusion that its time to buy some more clothing regardless of the fact that they will likely not fit correctly in a few months, I walked past a mirror in a shirt that I have always thought fit good and welp it just plain old does not fit any more. it is a 6xl as are most of my shirts and I am comfortably in a 4xl now, I don't know what the size difference is in measurements between 4 and 6x but its huge as far as the way it looks. jeans are not as big a problem because I just poke a new hole in my belt and cinch it up a little more, though the size 56 are unwearable at this point I do have an abundance of size 50-52's that can be worn with a belt still BUT remember I am in a size 46 now so they are still big. once I hit my goal of 275 I was going to donate my big clothes to someone that could use it as I know how expensive big fella clothing can be BUT I want to make sure I won't need it any more before I do something like that, so some lucky big guy will get a care package when I hit goal weight, I figure its better than making it into rags to wash the car with. and of course I will keep 1 pair of jeans and one tee shirt to remind me how hard I worked, even to get to this point.
Another thing that has been on my mind lately is that I am thinking about looking into a profession either counseling or helping obese people to lose weight and gain control of their lives again after I hit my goal weight. from time to time through comments or emails as well as from family members I have been told that I should look into something like this and at first I thought "man I am just a fat dude trying to get healthy" but the more I think about it the more it makes sense to me to at least explore this idea and see what would be entailed in such a venture. I mean who would understand better about being 500+ pounds than a guy thats been there and worked through it? I think I could be a help to people in a field such as that so if anyone out there has an idea or has done this before I would love to hear from you on this matter.
There ya have another Thursday post by me, I do thank you as always for following along with my little adventure to thinness and hope to see a loss by the am tune in to the same bat channel at the same bat time for my numbers.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
sometimes I think
This at times feels unreal to me in the way that I look at a photo of myself and think about how large the fella in that pic is and then have to realize that it is me that I am looking at, I was laying on my bed last night and wify came in and said "where is your belly?" joking with me and I looked down and saw my ribs poking out. so we started chatting about how far we have both come in these last 7 months and we both agree that we cannot remember the bigger me. I think that I choose to not remember subconsciously because I don't feel that that guy was me in the physical and certainly not the mental. lots has changed and I am back to the old me that use to be there before all of the weight was gained, and I say that with tongue in cheek sort of because I have always been a big guy and an over weight guy, the difference is that I was always able to do what I wanted when I wanted to until the recent blow up in weight of course. but yeah there is some reflecting going on lately and I am not liking what I see in the past and I will not go back to that weight again.
As my previous post stated I did get on the bike last night for 20 minutes and rode nice and easy just to test my back out and we had a success, I rode and woke up this morning feeling great and zero back pain because of the ride so I will be riding again today. my intake for the day was good ending at 1495 calories. everything seems to be back on track given that just a few days ago I had back pain so bad that I could not stand, hopefully I can pull a loss out of the week. as of this morning I am up from Fridays weight by about 8 tenths of a pound weighing in at 405 on the nose today. with that I give you the menu from Tuesday.
1 cup 1% milk 110
1.5 servings blueberry mini wheats 270
3oz roasted chicken 150
1 80 cal roll 80
1 slice whole wheat bread 70
dill pickle 10
1 tbsp miracle whip 35
dannon light and fit yogurt 60
2 cups home made soup 350
3/4 cup white rice 150
Mint zone bar 210
Grand total of 1495 calories for the day but I will admit to having a few taste bites of the soup that i had been cooking all day so its likely that its just a tad more than that, noting that will make or break me. also as I stated in my late night post I will hold off on the calisthenics for a week so that I give my back ample time to recoup from whatever it was dealing with and there you have todays post. I am still shooting to be under 400 lbs within the next couple weeks if not by next week, we shall see.
oh and the blog title has nothing to do with the blog, it happens to be what I am listenin to atm on my mp3 :)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Later than normal I find myself posting today, partially because I was busy cooking all day (roasted a chicken and made 2 pots of chili chicken pepper soup) and partially just because I was outside most of the day and just didn't get to it until now, so here it is. My intake from yesterday was good coming in at 1500 on the nose and I did not exercise a bit because of the back, I figured I would give it a day more off before I got back into the exercising. It seemed to be what was needed to do the trick because I just got off of the bike 5 minutes ago and took a nice easy 20 minute ride and feel no discomfort at all in my back so we shall see what the morning brings, if it is no pain then I will resume the bike this week and put the push ups back into it starting next week. so it would appear that all is back on track as long as there is no pain in the AM, we will know soon enough.
Here is the menu from Monday.
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
2 wedges laughiung cow cheese 70
1 can Progresso soup 120
1 80 cal roll 80
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
less than 1 tbsp miracle whip 25
2 gortons fish fillets 340
1 cup white rice 200
light sourcream 20
1 dannon light and fit yogurt 60
1 pear 85
1 raisin english muffin 90
less than 1 tbsp jam 40
Grand total of 1500 calories for the day, and my back feels good enough to get away with a nice easy 20 minute ride that brought my heart rate up but not way up. intake is on par and I am hoping to have a drop in weight this week, so far its up from Fridays weight but the week is early so we shall see. thats all for the later than normal post I need to head upstairs for a shower, thank you for reading along with my journey.
Monday, July 21, 2008
This weekend I did not get a chance to post on the blog, it was hectic to say the least, between driving all over the state looking at homes to possibly buy and the fact that on Saturday my back injury acted up to the point where I could not stand straight and the pain was more intense than it has been in years so its been as I said, hectic. the intake for the weekend left something to be desired only because we watched a couple movies and there was late night popcorn on the menu, Fridays popcorn was within calories, but Saturdays bowl brought me over my limit, I am not too worried about the extra calories.
A little more detail about the weekend, Saturday and Sunday we looked at a couple homes and there are s couple prospects so we will see how that turns out, and on Saturday I could feel that my back injury was a little tweaked so it was decided that we would take it easy for the rest of the day, while sitting on the couch I could feel it getting more and more sore so I stood up to maybe stretch it out a bit and bamn, I could not stand straight up without excruciating pain within my lower back. the level of pain that was there has not been present in years, it literally brought me to the floor, where I sat for 5 minutes or so before standing up (still bent over) and made my way up stairs to lay down, I laid down for a few minutes and was able to stand straight up after about 5 minutes, I took a few Motrin an stood for 20 minutes to let it feel better. Sunday the pain was gone but I could feel that it was tender and today (Monday) I know it was sore but almost zero pain as I type this, and as a result of this I did not ride the bike Saturday or Sunday and I am going to take a break today, but will be back on tomorrow as long as the pain doesn't return.
Here is the menu from Sunday.
2 sliced whole wheat bread 140
1 tbsp peanut butter 95
1 tbsp grape jam 50
1 Dannon light and fit yogurt 60
1 zone bar 210
8oz ground turkey 320
2 80 cal rolls 160
9oz sweet potato fries 225
1 apple 100
1 small cookie 80
Grand total of 1470 calories for the day, and Saturday I was probably over by about 200-300 total which I am not too worried about, even though I am up in weight this morning, doh! anyway the pie is sliced I will keep doing what I am doing and the end result will be a thinner me. thanks for reading my ramblings once again.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Maria Sharapova weighs in at 130 lbs which is what I have lost so far, and she happens to be my favorite female tennis player so I had to put her up here. and she is WAY better to look at than some silly motorcycle that weighs 404 lbs :) but if interested check my blogspot page out.
I weigh in, but first lets talk about the intake and exercise, the intake for Thursday was a bit on the low side because I waited too long last night and it got later than I wanted to eat the remaining 200ish calories that I was allowed so I skipped them all together. calories came in at 1298 for the day and I had a very good dinner as you can see in my previous post. Exercise for the day was 20 minutes on the bike and 60 push ups so I feel good about that as well. Over all the day went well where intake and exercise are concerned.
Now to the weigh in, I did post when I hit 405 lbs because it was my half way mark and since it was a milestone I thought it worth an early weigh in post, but I wanted to keep the regular weigh in day post on par with the rest of the weigh ins so I hopped on the scale this morning to find that I indeed have lost an additional pound since the 405 showed up this week and came in at 404 pounds today, so that is a 6 pound drop from Last Friday, and with that extra pound it also means that I have lost more weight than I have remaining to lose. 130 pounds total has left my body since the beginning of the year and I honestly look at pictures even from just last Christmas and think to myself "how did I let it get so far" and the photos do not even look like me to me, so thats the weight for today.
Here is the Menu from Thursday.
1 multi-grain english muffin 100
2 slices light Italian bread 80
sliced tomato 15
2 wedges laughing cow 70
1 serving of Turkey pepperoni 70
1 can progresso soup 120
1 pear 85
8oz ground turkey 320
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
Hickory BBQ sauce/onions 40
2 wedges laughing cow cheese 70
3/4 cup white rice 150
1/4 cup corn 38
Grand total of 1298 calories for the day and I am down 6 pounds this week, I feel great and have been exercising all week and I think its to blame for the good drop this time around, well that and all of the hard work that went into meal preparation along with the commitment to better living that I have made with myself, things are looking good and I will be at my goal weight of 275 before I know it. let us cross our fingers for that last part there, but I do feel confident that it will happen. Thanks for reading.
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