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Saturday, July 26, 2008

I was going to leave this one on my blogspot, but decided I would pop it up here on spark as well.


So I have been thinking about some things that go along with weight loss and people that have a large amount of weight to lose and over weight people in general and thought I would write a few of my thoughts down to type written word. I sometimes don't think that the rest of the non over weight population understands just how difficult being over weight can be and is. The things that normal sized people take for granted are some of the things that are on heavy peoples mind more often than a normal sized person realizes or cares to realize and a lot of the things are things that you might not even think a big deal until it is you wearing the proverbial shoes of the other person. since I mentioned shoes let us talk about clothing for a bit, I as an over weight man have to get my clothing in a special store just for large people and pay twice as much for the same tee shirt or pair of jeans except it is some off brand label or a knock off, meaning that it says Nautica on the front of the shirt, its a Nautica label but it is made somewhere else by a company that is not Nautica, and yet I paid twice as much for it because it is of a larger size and the variety just is not there either, I can't tell you how many times I have been somewhere and seen a big fella walking by and noticing that he has one of the very same shirts that I have, not because it is an especially fashionable piece of clothing but because it is something that fit so he bought it.

another thing small people take for granted,being able to walk in a restaurant and slide into a booth and order up a coffee and a slice of pie, this is not a possibility for many larger people because the booth does not accommodate their size, so the heavier person is forced to find an establishment that has tables or not stop in after a movie or concert with his or her friends to grab a late night after event bite, which brings me to the next thing, concerts, sports events or plays etc are either 4 hours of discomfort in seats that are sometimes even not too comfortable for average size folks or not going at all and missing out on events that the entire family or a group of friends might be attending, all the while trying to convince themselves that they really didn't want to go. when the truth is that the person would very much like to attend the event with their friends or family but to save feelings and to save an uncomfortable or embarrassing conversation about how they are too fat to fit into stadium seats the person just says that they do not want to go so that they can avoid the embarrassment, and people that have never had to deal with things like not being able to sit in a seat at a stadium or having to ask for a table at an eating establishment every single time and some of the time waiting an extra 20 minutes to be seated in a busy place instead of just taking the booth just cannot understand the frustration that comes with not being able to do every day things as bigger people. A Dad missing a school play, a Mom missing a trip to the diner with some old friends, or maybe its not getting on that roller coaster with your brother at the amusement park, and all the while to save face excuses are made to validate why the choice to sit this one out was made and the entire time feeling embarrassed because all of the above.

Just something to ponder the next time you are at a restaurant and see that big fella standing around, instead of silently cracking a joke to your buddy's know that he is more uncomfortable than he looks and has likely been waiting much longer than you have to be seated because he is waiting for a table that has chairs. The next time you see that large woman squeezed into a stadium seat, don't smirk or frown at her, know that she is very much not comfortable sitting there and she did pay the same ticket price and does not appreciate the giggles and snide remarks coming from behind her. and that fat guy in the slightly off shirt? well he really didn't have many choices when he went shopping. I am not saying to pity anyone or give anyone more slack, just give them the same respect that every other person deserves and gets.what is the point of all of this? nothing really, My blog is about weight loss and this is in that ball park and its what I felt like writing today. sometimes I think about things like this and these few examples are exactly that, a few examples in the sea of uncomfortable moments that overweight people deal with on a daily basis.

Thanks for reading.

As Ever
Me

  
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MEASURINGUP 7/30/2008 9:04AM

    emoticon Loved your blog... your words expressing what so many ovwerweight people experience...myself included. Onward~ ~Melody

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MESACHICK 7/29/2008 8:55PM

  I relate to this so much...

A lot of my journey has been losing the "mental fat" along with the physical stuff.

Good reminders here.

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JOY2BEMEE 7/28/2008 2:23PM

    You melted my heart with your words. Thank-you for putting into words what we have all experienced at one time or another. Have a great week! and I know you will be in the 3's this week! emoticon emoticon

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GIANT123 7/27/2008 5:36PM

    You say the truth I am having that same problem right now. I have not left my house for awhile except for work and to go for a walk which Ilike doing in early morning so I dont see too many people on the walking trail because they look at a overweight person a different way. I believe people dont understand the plight of a overweight unless they have been there themselves. Will they treat me different when I am normal size when I am overweight I am the same person that i have been for years.Thanks for your inspiration because it really helps me at this point in my life.
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MISSHOLLYDAE 7/27/2008 4:48PM

    I totally know how it feels to not be able to do everything when you're bigger. A few years ago me and some of my friends went to an amusement park in Ohio called Cedar Point. We were all having a great time and a couple of my friends and I decided to try out the latest coaster. We got in line and we were waiting, the line was so long that it extended past the rides main waiting area. When we got to where the main waiting area started there was one of the rides chairs sitting by the entrance and a girl with one of those "you must be this tall" poles checking the people as they went through. She ended up singling me out and asked me to sit in the chair and make sure that I could fasten the seat belt. So in front of all the people in line I had to go sit in this chair and of course I couldn't get the seat belt around me. My two skinny friends easily met their requirements so they weren't asked to go to the chair, but I had to get out of line and wasn't allowed to ride. I went off to the side to wait for my friend who I assumed would ride without me, and was about to tear up, but luckily my friends followed me out of line. We commenced to talk about how ridiculous the whole thing was and how incredibly humiliating it is for them to have that chair right there in front of everyone. I felt a little better, but the whole thing was quite a downer for the rest of the day. Now at this time, I have to say, I was also not as big as I am now. At that time I didn't think I was terribly overweight, so I have to wonder how many people also had to go through that embarrassing situation. I can't believe that the park would put that chair right there out in front of so many people, do they want to scar people for life?

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FORESTLITTLE 7/27/2008 1:42AM

    This is a very heart warming blog, I have been in many of those circumstances you described. In fact, In September I moved to a new town, my daughter and a friend of hers was visiting, so we made a trip over to another town to see the ocean. Afterwards, we did a bit of shopping, the girls wanted to eat at this little restuarant that was there, but I did not want to go, as I was secretely concerned that I would not fit into the booth. I told the girls that I would just go look around a store that was next to the restuarant and they could go ahead and go eat. Well, the girls were very upset about this, I eventually gave in, plus I did not want to make a big scene, after all, we were having such a wonderful day, my first time out in a long time as well. I did get into the booth with a bit of squeezing. All was fine until two gentlemen walked in and spotted me, they sat in the booth across from us. This was the first time in my adult life where I was teased for my size by other adults in this manner. Every time I put the fork to my mouth the men would make "oinking" sounds and burst out laughing. They went on to call me names such as pig, cow, lard ass, the list goes on and on. Well, I am very self-conscious as it is and a shy person, so I was horrified. I refused to eat the remaining of my meal and would not leave the place as I would have to walk past their table. The manager of the place did come out to see what all the laughter and pig sounds was all about but he never did approach these two men. People just looked down at their plates and the place was silent except for these two guys that had targeted me. Anyways, we waited about 15 minutes to leave after the two men had left, which seemed like a life time to me. I was shaking so badly by then and fighting back my tears, I felt totally ashame for putting my daughter and her friend in this position and wished I had never left the house. I have stayed inside time after time refusing any invitations to go to places...hiding from the public. Anyways, as we stepped outside, laughter broke out once again, those two guys were waiting for us in their truck. Well, I refuse to this day to go out to eat in public, these two men brought back the emotions I felt as an obese teenager being harrassed by my peers on a daily basis. It does not seem fair that at times we have to be treated like social outcasts because of our size. It is a painful place to be in and I do hope one day society in general will have more compassion for people that do not fit into what society considers to be "normal!" Thanks for your blog, once you reach your goal weight, never forget the emotional and physical pain you felt being obese and teach your children that people come in all shapes and sizes and it is what is inside that really counts. I wish you continue success on your journey, you and your wife are very encouraging, motivating and inspiring! Keep on moving forward!!!!!!!!!
FORESTLITTLE>

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SWEETZMIX 7/26/2008 7:56PM

    I liked ur blog. I am one of those people who never gotten too big to not be able to enjoy life. I was/am able to go where I please and do what I please, so I have no idea how it feels.

I honeslty have only imagined. I have always decided not to make fun of people mainly because I am sensitive, and don't have the gall to do it rather it is someone who is obese, or had a disability. But there are times when I do see someone who may be morbidly obese and feel like I should help them, just tell them to try out spark, because I know it's not easy. Like at the gym, I see some people work out on their own, and I do the same but I know I got my BF(whose is usually there lifting weights or whatever), and I got all my friends on spark. Even if I will never meet any one of u guys, I still consider everyone here a friend. But I never want to overstep my boundries..so I stay quiet. It's easy to offend others and especially when society looks down on you because of your size not because you are a good person.

We just need to educate and hope the world becomes more acceptable of people of all shapes and sizes.

On a side note, everything here in NYC has the nutrition contents posted. I went to the movies yesterday and u know my beloved Nachos and Cheese is 1390 calories, yep and 750 is the damn cheese....crazy. LOL I haven't gotten those in a long time and I refused to spend my money on that heart attack, I will sneak in a healthier version next time. LOL

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JAYMATTER 7/26/2008 7:53PM

    Hear, hear!

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Made it, Ma! Top of the world! a century mark has been reached!...again!

Friday, July 25, 2008


This 1992 Katana 400 weighs in at 400 lbs

go to my blogspot to see the 134 pound cheese burger since spark only allows one photo! seriously lol zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/

Ok I will get right to it, this morning upon waking up I went to the scale directly and the first time on it whispered into my ear that I weighed 400.0 pounds! so as the grin crept across my face I stepped off for the second go at it and it said 399.8! so wify was sitting in the living room still as I was up earlier than normal today and I called her in to see and got on for my third time as I do every Friday and 400.0 again! Made it Ma! Top of the world! that is a 4 pound loss for me this week and a century mark is reached! again! this is the second century mark that I have realized since starting this weight loss adventure seven short months ago. let us just say that today is a good day for me and a new fire has been sparked underneath me to work even harder than I have been, is that even possible?! I am unsure but today I feel like I can do anything and come out on top. so yeah there ya have it, I have done it, I made it to another century mark and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I thought that getting under 500 lbs was an amazing thing and that was 100 pounds ago! getting to 400 feels amazing, and the fact that I did it in less than seven months floors me.

All together I rode the bike yesterday for 47 minutes in two sessions, my calories came in at 1437 for the day and I am very happy with how my week turned out, a 4 pound loss, I hit a century mark and I am back to exercising daily because the back pain has gone down enough to allow it, and the fact that I dipped into the 399's is the icing on the cake I got back on the scale again after my usual 3 and it w 399.8 again and have to admit that I felt good seeing that 3 in the front spot. I would also like to mention that wify hit 180lbs this morning and was excited to see it, after all it was her goal weight from the start, and that makes 56 pounds that she has lost since Jan 1st, so combined we have dropped 190 pounds! woah! yep, I can say its a good day round this house today.

So there ya have it folks, I shall call it a 4 pound loss for the week and I shall call it 400 lbs on the nose for the weight even though I did have 2 solid 399.8 weights, I always round up so the 399 remains as a smile on my face for now. Thanks for following this large fella on his trip to becoming twice the man that he can be by becoming half the man he is.

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NATALIE1964 7/27/2008 11:04AM

    I'm smiling from ear to ear for you!
Yesssssssssss!
^..^

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AMAKAZAM 7/26/2008 4:16PM

    Truly amazing! It must feel fabulous!

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GIANT123 7/25/2008 8:22PM

    you are an inspiration to people working on this keep up the hard work

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MESACHICK 7/25/2008 6:06PM

  Congratulations to you both!!!! The ROCK STAR COUPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ZIRCADIA 7/25/2008 1:53PM

    WOW WOW WOW!!! :D CONGRATULATIONS!!! There is NOTHING stopping you! :D hehehehe. I am so amazed by your fast progress, you are quite the inspiration. Congrats again!!! And congrats to your wifey! :D

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MISSHOLLYDAE 7/25/2008 12:29PM

    "...becoming twice the man that he can be by becoming half the man he is. " Wow. That's a good line. Seriously, great job! You deserve every bit of praise that we can give you, I'm so happy for you. I look forward to the century mark of 200 myself, ah to see a 1 in front again... but I try not to think about that too much, lest I get overwhelmed, lol. I just take it in small steps, that's what I have to do to keep from quitting. With so far too go, I have to focus on the step right in front of me. One step I can take now is to glean motivation from other's success. A rising tide raises all ships! Congratulations again!

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NEWDEEDS 7/25/2008 12:07PM

    You are you amazing!! I can't even imagine how wonderful that must feel. You did it, you reached that next goal. Your wife is awesome also, you two are really rockin' it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGGIRL2082010 7/25/2008 11:30AM

    All riiiiiiiiight! Weigh to go! :) Congratulations - that's fantastic - you're now in the 3s ... and it hasn't really taken all that long, right? Very cool!

And wowwwww - that's a humongous burger! Gotta wonder how they baked the bun and cooked the burger - where did they get pots and pans and ovens big enough??? :)

Cheers,
Maya


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AROMATHERAPY1 7/25/2008 10:57AM

    What a great feeling. You must have been on top of the world. Congratulations!! I like the visuals to the weight and weight loss you have put on your page. Seems like a great motivator. I must say though, that huge cheeseburger looks absolutely delicious with all that cheese on it.

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DONEPAT 7/25/2008 9:47AM

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SWEETZMIX 7/25/2008 9:10AM

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You and the wifey are doing yall thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KIMSTWIN 7/25/2008 8:44AM

    Great job! That is amazing to lose that much in that amount of time. It really shows your dedication to yourself! Keep up the great work, you'll reach your goals in no time!

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CHAZELTON 7/25/2008 8:16AM

    You Rock!!

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The calm before the storm, yep its the eve of weighing in again.

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.

As Ever
Me

  
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JOY2BEMEE 7/26/2008 9:17PM

    Awesome! Go for it! your insight would be a great asset to any profession you would choose! The sky is the limit! emoticon emoticon

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MESACHICK 7/24/2008 4:55PM

  Zeus - I was so excited to read this post! I TOTALLY think you should go out there and inspire and help others! You are just the person that many will need!

I also think you should buy yourself at least 1-2 new outfits. No need for us to feel frumpy as we are going through weight loss. On the same hand - DONATE the clothes that simply do not fit anymore! You don't need them anymore!

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ZIRCADIA 7/24/2008 4:15PM

    I really think I would enjoy a career in that direction as well, but not sure how I would get started unless I went and got a degree in nutrition or something to begin with? I've also considered getting certified as a personal trainer and they have certifications in "performance nutrition" and things like that available... I dunno. Just an idea that's been bouncing around in my head for a while now. How do you eat your brussel sprouts? I don't think I've ever had one, but people always talk about them being horrible. You seem to have really enjoyed them, so I'm curious. :D I wish I had kept a pair of jeans/work pants, but I have a pair of drawstring loungepants (which I still wear all bunched up around the house...) and some T-shirts (because T-shirts are always useful, even if just as pajamas....)... :) But I gave everything else away.

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BIGGIRL2082010 7/24/2008 2:25PM

    Wonderful idea on getting into counselling the obese who WANT to lose weight - I think a "been there, done that" is way more effective motivation than some skinny chick or dude telling someone that it actually is fairly simple, although not necessarily EASY, to get down to a healthy weight range! DO it!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your weigh-in, too (btw, do yoi hsev a CLIE how hard it is to type with crossed fingers? - that was supposed to be "have a clue")

Cheers,
Maya


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KMEKATE 7/24/2008 1:11PM

    I'm so glad you finally agree with what I tried to tell you a few weeks ago about the clothes....! hehehee....Have fun shopping! I'm telling ya, ebay!

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NEWDEEDS 7/24/2008 1:03PM

    I really, really like your idea...and you are extremly motivating, I mean I totally seaked you out! You could do anything, whether it be fitness related, dietician, or even a social worker to help obese children. You could be an advocate for them to their families to teach them healthier ways!!

Good luck on your weigh-in tomorrow, can't wait to read how it goes!!

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ILOVESNAXXX 7/24/2008 12:35PM

    I know you hear this constantly BUT... I enjoy your blogs.

You are doing splendid, fantabulous.

I think the idea of helping people is a GREAT idea. I want to go back to school for Nursing but I also thought about helping kids or people like my mother who have extremely low self-esteem pick themselves up and reach their goals. It would be such a rewarding experience.

Christen

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SWEETZMIX 7/24/2008 12:10PM

    Good Luck tomorrow. The whole thing about u helping the obese out is perfect. I actually started looking into another path as well. I started looking into Dietics, Food, and Nutrition. I am highly considering transferring to another college for next year, with a BS in that I can become a deitician, or a nutritionist. I want to work at a non-profit. It's been my dream forever to work at a non-profit, anyway I want to help young adults in low income neighborhoods teach themselves and their children that being obese or over weight is not the way of life. Both sides of my family, the black and puerto rican side, made a big point growing up to clean off ur plate when u eat and eating the bad foods that taste sO good. Or they made a point saying ain't nothing wrong being big, because it is accepted in those types of communities. I only told my BF about this..LOL and now you. He thinks I should do it because I love working and interacting with people, I am really passionate about children. Hence my major Speech-Language-Pathology & Audiology. I will still take courses in speech, I don't want to bore u and write a story, but I am very passionate about communication disorders(that's what u study in slp-a).

Anyway...Good Luck tomorrow!! And defiantly look into something that helps people. Rather it's exercise science, personal training, dietics, nutrition, food science..there are sO many things u can do. Become a mentor, a counselor....the list goes on....

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When the levee breaks...

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.

07/22/08


Breakfast
8:30 AM
1 cup 1% milk 110
1.5 servings blueberry mini wheats 270

Lunch
1:00 PM
3oz roasted chicken 150
1 80 cal roll 80
1 slice whole wheat bread 70
dill pickle 10
1 tbsp miracle whip 35

3:00 PM
dannon light and fit yogurt 60

Dinner
5:30 PM
2 cups home made soup 350
3/4 cup white rice 150

7:15 PM
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 :)

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JOY2BEMEE 7/23/2008 10:11PM

    Awesome Job! You rock as usual! Have a great day tomorrow! emoticon

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ZIRCADIA 7/23/2008 7:04PM

    WOOHOO to zero back pain! :D

I TOTALLY relate to what you were saying about not recognizing the old you as YOU. When I look through some of my before pictures... it really astonishes me that that was ME. And that apparently at the time I was so used to it, that I didn't look abnormal to myself at all. I feel like such a changed person that I am used to my new self, and looking at those old photos is almost like looking at a stranger -- or maybe at an old friend that I pity.... I will not go back to that again either.

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CHAZELTON 7/23/2008 4:03PM

    I have the same problem, just the total opposite spectrum...I am a much smaller me, but I can't see it..I can feel it in my clothes, but when I look in the mirror, I still see the same old big me......crazy huh?

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MESACHICK 7/23/2008 12:44PM

  SO true! At my heaviest, my brain still thought I was the skinny teenager. I always FELT smaller than I was...at heart. I always thought that part of this journey is matching my inner self with my outer body. :-)

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Late post and a bike ride proved the back stable again...for now

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.

07/22/08

Breakfast
9:15 AM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
2 wedges laughiung cow cheese 70

Lunch
1:30 PM
1 can Progresso soup 120
1 80 cal roll 80
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
less than 1 tbsp miracle whip 25

Dinner
6:15 PM
2 gortons fish fillets 340
1 cup white rice 200
ketchup 20
salsa 10
light sourcream 20
1 dannon light and fit yogurt 60

8:00 PM
1 pear 85

9:00 PM
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.

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KMEKATE 7/23/2008 11:46AM

    Well done. On everything.

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SWEETZMIX 7/23/2008 9:10AM

    Glad ur doing better. I know how it feels to be out of commission but still want to work out. A while back I pulled one of my hamstrings...I felt like I couldn't walk. I think we were just getting settled in our apartment and then we was on a high, even though I stretched I still pulled it. I think a day of moving and putting crap together and the gym did it. I was out of commission for a whole week...tough

Hope today brings on more exercise for you!!

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MESACHICK 7/23/2008 2:44AM

  Your soups always sound divine!

BTW, bought my first can of Italian wedding soup today...can't wait to try it!

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ZIRCADIA 7/22/2008 10:35PM

    YAY glad the bike was good to you! :D

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JOY2BEMEE 7/22/2008 9:49PM

    Glad your back is doing better! Continue to have a great week & I know you will, that's just you! Always moving forward, getting the job done. Love the cartoon. I had a horrible day today and that brought the first smile I had all day! I will be thinking of you as I get on the elliptical @ 6:30 am tomorrow! :) :) emoticon emoticon

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EVELYNOJEDADIAZ 7/22/2008 9:44PM

    Happy to hear that your back is better. You are doing excellent, keep up the good work and never get discouraged, you deserve to be a slimmer and healthier you. emoticon

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