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Day CCXVII

Monday, August 04, 2008



This is one of the packs I am considering, it was $79 if I am remembering correctly and has a spot for a lap top if I wanted to use it for things other than hiking so its dual purpose.

Monday morning and its beautiful outside, I find myself wondering why I am inside sitting at the lap top when I should be outside enjoying the day, ahh now I remember, because this blogging thang has been pinnacle in keeping me on track with my weight loss and plan for better health so here I sit for the time being. The weekend was decent but like my last post said I did not really get any exercise into either day barring some time walking around a mall with wify and the animals..er kids. we went to a few sporting goods stores and a few outdoors type stores looking at back packs and other random things because I want to start hiking on a more serious level, we have a lot of great places to hike in this state (the Appalachian trail for instance) and it would be a shame to not take full advantage if hiking is what I will do for exercise. I definitely need to work my way up to that trail because at almost 400 lbs I think that would be a rough one but I need to get use to walking with a back pack on again and will walk the easier more beaten paths for a good long while to recondition myself back to a strength and endurance level that will allow me to hike harder trails because right now though I am energized and eager I am very heavy and know that I am in no condition to take on a hard trail. I have hiked much of the Appalachian trail that runs through CT and into MA and NY when I was younger, some of it was when I was a boy scout (yes I was a boy scout) and some was in my very early 20's. so with that said you can see that I am finding joy in some of the things that once upon a time were things that I would do for fun.


Intake for Sunday came in pretty much exactly where it needed to at 1695 calories for the day but like my previous post mentioned there was a medium Dairy queen chocolate cone in there so it was not the best day in the world for consumption. I would also like to mention that a large freight ship left the yard this morning and that is the first one in a while, small ferry's have left here and there but the freight ship was just sitting in customs, because the customs officers were too slow all of the cargo rotted and had to be flushed away, I blame that on the fact that I upped my fiber consumption starting on Friday and will continue to do so from now on because if the ships aren't flowing freely then the harbor gets all kinds of congested and we can't have that now can we?

Over all I am still going strong but still can't help feeling like the 1700 limit will cause a gain this week, and I know its a foolish stance to take but I can't help it. I know I will be over it in a day or two and I am pretty sure that I will not gain anything and I am pretty sure that I will continue to lose so thats the outlook that I will try and keep. Now that I have a post up for today it is time to go outside and enjoy the rest of my day, I think I may go for a short easy hike with the kiddos and I will bring my camera this time and be back later hopefully with some pictures from my walk about, until then keep on keepin on and thanks for reading.

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ZIRCADIA 8/5/2008 7:30PM

    YOU SHOULD NOT BE WORRIED ABOUT 1700 calories a day GAINING weight. Here's why -- according to one BMR Calculator I like to use (which factors height, age, and weight) your BMR is 3305.27. This is PRIOR to any activity factor, this is no activity, what your body burns each day. SO. Unless you're eating over that amount you should continue to lose weight. That's the idea. Because you have a lot of weight to lose, you can afford to reduce your daily intake a lot more than someone with a few lbs to lose can without worrying too much about slowing your metabolism and your well within safety range -- BUT!!!!! You definitely shouldn't worry about gaining weight by upping your calorie intake to 1700 vs 1500 a day. (I estiamted your age at 33 based on your page's "early 30's" comment, and I scoured your blogs until I found your height of 6'5". :P So there. HAHAHA)

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/4/2008 6:29PM

    Wow for a minute there I thought you were really talking about boats O.o Anyway you're doing so well and I'm mad at myself for not reading everyone's blogs sooner. I've been doing my own blogs but neglecting all of yours'. Tsk tsk. Its selfish and just a bad thing to do, when I read everyone's blogs that energizes me to want to get of my butt too, by not reading I have been slacking. So it hurts me more than it hurts you, I'm sure my not commenting on your blogs hasn't stopped you from doing your thing. Lol.

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MESACHICK 8/4/2008 5:50PM

  LOL on the fiber talk!! The first time I upped my calories in February, I lost 7 lbs. in a week. When I changed up my exercise in May, I lost 8 lbs. in a week. Don't be surprised if this change is for the better! BTW...don't forget to snap a photo of your surroundings when you are kicking some booty on the A. Trail!

YOU SO ROCK!!!!

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JOY2BEMEE 8/4/2008 4:53PM

    Aahhh! a boy scout (how cute!) Amazing always showing the human side of yourself. Like I said earlier, that is a great quality for any man to have. I think if more men would share their emotions life would be so much better for all of us! Enjoy the rest of your day and hope the walk makes you feel great! emoticon emoticon

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A Sunday night Summary of a boring weekend.

Sunday, August 03, 2008



Another busy weekend kept me away from the computer but I wanted to get a post up for the weekend, I upped my calories to 1700 and if I am being honest I feel terrible about it, I feel like I am gorging myself and I know that I am not but I still feel as if I am. today along with a big breakfast, though late it was big I had a medium chocolate cone from Dairy queen and regretted it later on in the day but I am over it now. I feel like this whole weekend was sort of completely off track with the intake, I did not exercise at all besides walking around the mall all day yesterday and today we went on some errands bu nothing in the way of what I consider real exercise like hiking or bike riding etc, I will give this 1700 calorie thing a week or two but somehow I don't feel good about doing it.

On a different note my wife is noticing that I am my old confident self again since dropping the weight, I smiled at her this afternoon and she said to me "I think you smile when you look at me because you see your reflection in my eyes", She caught me off guard with the comment and we had a good laugh, I have to admit that I am feeling like my old self again lately but I had no clue that I was projecting that to anyone else. we also pulled out a few old photo albums and were flipping through them looking for pictures of when we met back 9 or so years ago to compare and we came to the conclusion that I am smaller than when I met my wife (or really close anyways) so I am just a tad bit more than ecstatic about that little discovery.

So to sum the post up, I feel like my old self again and my wife can see it, this is a great thing, just trust me on that one, and I feel like 1700 calories is too much and that I am gorging myself on the extra 200 calories, yes I know that where the gorging is concerned is a ridiculous statement and that I can likely eat more than that and still lose pounds BUT since I have been eating 1500 for the last 7 months it is a change and a change in an upward direction so it feels off is all, and I can't help but think about people that I have read about with eating disorders etc and can't help but understand a little how they can get there even though they weigh nothing but feel like they are eating too much. I have learned how to eat to live and not live to eat in the last 7 months and eating is nothing more than fueling my body so that it can live and keep me moving and not eating comes easy these days..but yeah, I can see where if someone let themselves get absorbed it could become a problem. No worries here thats not happening I just thought I would mention it because it was a thought I had earlier today. Thanks for reading my ramblings once again, and I want to leave you with this. weight loss is a decision it is nothing more and nothing less, thats not to say that its not difficult but it does come down to a decision to see the reality of the situation or choose to ignore it.

Will you choose the red pill or the blue?

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ZIRCADIA 8/5/2008 7:14PM

    It's hard to up the calories once you're used to eating less -- especially because eating less has come to mean - being disciplined, being in control, doing what you're supposed to be doing to lose weight. Well -- you're still doing that. 200 cal more each day is not a HUGE jump up -- and with extra excercise I'm sure it will be necessary to fuel your body properly. I think that it is definitely easy to see where people go down that slippery slope of being in control of their eating in a good way, and being a food nazi and thinking more control = healthier so therefore the more food I can say NO to, the better. It's tricky. But you are aware of it so I know for a fact that it's definitely not a potential issue for you like you mentioned, I just mean I can relate with thinking about it cause it's something I've definitely thought about in my journey -- I do not want to become an obsessed person.

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JOY2BEMEE 8/4/2008 4:46PM

    Thanks for always speaking from your heart! That is a great quality to have. Some people live their whole lives not really saying what they feel inside. I know you will do this, you have already shown that! Have a great week! Mr. Sunshine! emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 8/4/2008 9:51AM

    hmmm.......ur right weight loss is a decision. But I think in June I came to terms that this is no longer a weight loss journey. It is becoming more and more a journey of a new life. It just started about weight loss and evolved.


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THINNYMINNY 8/4/2008 8:03AM

    You are totally right that weight loss IS a decision. Put in those terms, it is clear we are not victims, and we have the power to change. Thanks for the reminder!

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JAYMATTER 8/3/2008 10:48PM

    Jessica and I came to the same realization -- that I am in better shape than when we met. 'tis indeed a good thing.

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weigh in day and changes needed maybe

Friday, August 01, 2008

So upon waking I know that the drop will not be big if any at all and I was right, I woke up today and am 399 lbs so no loss no gain which is better than a gain but not as good as a loss so I am neither happy nor sad about the weight today. I have to admit that I am a bit confused but I think I know exactly what I need to do as well, I have busted my ass this week exercise wise, 20-40 minutes per day on the bike and went hiking for 3 days this week and all but one was long hikes I ate well and stuck to plan for the most part and yet here I am weighing the same as I did last Friday? what gives? I think that with me stepping up the exercise I need more calories in my day, I only do 1500 calories per day right now but I have done that from day one and am down 134 lbs so I figured why mess with it but the last few weeks have been odd, I will lose 4-6 pounds one week and then stay even the next and this has been the case for about a month and a half so I do believe that its time to start playing with calories to see if I can jump start the losses again. I am a bit weary about doing this at this weight only because I have crossed that 400 pound threshold and I would hate to pop back above it even if only for a minute but I think I at least need to try upping the calories a bit just to see what happens, I guess I could always stop some of the exercise but I don't want to do that because the benefits of the exercise out weigh keeping the calories lower. with that said I will start eating 1700 calories on the days that I exercise and stick to 1500 calories on the days that I do not and see what that does for me.

Intake for Thursday was good coming in at 1425 calories and I found my new favorite treat, Popsicle brand sugar free ice pops, these were bought for my kids but I tried one last night and ended up having 3 because I had the calories, it was weigh in day today and I figured its just liquid, anyways the flavors are Tropical fruit and I can hardly taste that they are sugar free and they are only 15 calories each. over all I am happy with how things are going even though there is not a loss this week, I know that I have done my body some good this week with all of the movement that it has seen and I am getting stronger by the day, meaning my endurance is picking up and I mean way up from where I have been. the combination of losing 134 pounds, putting the right foods into my body and the fact that I actually exercise now is to blame for my current fitness level and it can only get better from here I suspect.

In conclusion I am a bit weary of upping my calories and I am moving into a territory that I have not ventured into since starting this weight loss regimen and that is upping my calories, I have stuck with 1500 calories throughout this entire time and it has worked so far but I think with the additional exercise that I should change things a bit and thats the plan so we shall see where I end up in a couple weeks. My only reservation is that I am 399 pounds and can possibly go back over the 400 mark by changing things around, but then again I can gain however the day goes so with that the new change will start today, I will eat 1700 calories starting now and hopefully the weight will start dropping and the boats will begin to launch again on a regular basis. I will not post a photo this week because I did not lose anything so it would be the same pic as last week, as always I thank you for reading and following along with me and my journey to a smaller fellow.

Editing to add that after looking back at my posts I was 399.8 and 400.0 pounds last week and this week was 399 on the nose this week so it is actually a 1 pound loss for the week.

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JOY2BEMEE 8/2/2008 8:52PM

    That is probably what you need to do with all that added exercise! I hope you have a great week and keep up the awesome job! Can't wait to see you on the cover of some magazine for your amazing weight loss! AS USUAL YOU ROCK! emoticon emoticon

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VEEJAY3 8/2/2008 6:27PM

    Hmmmm. I'm thinking of calorie cycling/changing my intake as well. My weight loss has stalled even though I have (honest!) followed my usual good habits to a "t". I even calculated my daily calorie deficit, and "in theory" should have lost 3 - 4 pounds over the past couple of weeks, but have actually gone up about a pound. Mysterious.

So, based on what everyone says about calorie cycling, I've thought about trying it, too. But, like you, I'm wary. Scared, even. I've stayed at 1300 - 1400 for months and months now and had great success (until recently).

I'd like to say "I'll jump if you'll jump!" but I think I'll just be a coward and watch YOU jump ... and see how YOU do. hahahaha



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MUZIKFRK75 8/2/2008 2:44AM

    If you are at 399.0 this week, then you actually lost almost a pound :-)

Maybe you should pay attention to what you eat before and after you work out. I've seen several articles that say whatever you eat after working out should be mostly carbs, so they can refuel your body.

Overall you're doing an excellent excellent job!

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NEWKIM1 8/1/2008 8:52PM

    Not going up on weigh in day is always a good thing!!! And popsicles...yummy! Always a good thing when you find something that isn't bad for you that you like!!!

Keep up the GREAT work!

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MESACHICK 8/1/2008 7:36PM

  I too am a Popsicle fan! So refreshing in the summer!

You will never see the 400's again. I have faith.

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SHOOTIN4STARS 8/1/2008 7:10PM

    I can soooo relate to everything you are saying here. I just dropped below the 200 mark a couple of weeks ago. Now that I am in ONEDERLAND, I don't want to go back to 200land. I'm going through the same thing with my weight loss. Every third or forth week or so, I maintain, or lose very little. Case in point, I only lost .5 of a pound this week. I'm grateful I didn't gain, but I want this weight off NOW! Hang in there. A change sounds good. I cut back on white flour my last lag period, and that seemed to help.

Thanks for welcoming me to the Big Man's Club; I'm so glad girls are welcome-- seems like a very cool team! Kudos to all the weight you have lost so far!
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ZIRCADIA 8/1/2008 3:24PM

    Exactly -- you DID lose. It's not the kind of loss you've grown accustomed to, but a loss is a loss and a step in the right direction nonetheless. :D You're still doing great!!! I think playing with the calorie intake is a good idea. It sounds like your excercise was REALLY stepped up so that could definitely make a difference in your intake. AND YES. That picture REALLY WAS ME. It's pretty shocking, eh? I'm a completely different person now. My likes and interests are the same -- except I've added a huge interest in fitness and nutrition -- but my lifestyle is SO completely different. It's amazing. Thanks for the comment! :D And good luck with your new calorie approach!

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ILOVESNAXXX 8/1/2008 3:21PM

    I think it's a good idea to up your calories, even if you calorie cycled and ate a certain amount one day, added 200 to the next day, etc. Especially since you are adding in extra exercise. Back in 2003, I lost almost 80 pounds in about 6 months. I exercised a lot and I ate Wendy's --- A LOT (bad food I know!). I have an addiction to their food! I have one by my house so it's really hard but now I'm stronger and can have it every so often. I STILL lost weight eating there and it's a bit high on the calorie side.

Another thing that might work is adding a protein drink after you exercise. I dig Muscle Milk... 220 calories for the ready-to-drink ones... and they taste like chocolate milk!

Just my two cents... Christen

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DONEPAT 8/1/2008 11:38AM

    I'm so glad I read your blog. Not only do I learn about new food that is out there. (sugar free popsicles)- I can watch you handle your difficulties, and in turn, it helps me, and I'm sure others.

Oddly, I have found, when I up my exercise, walking 3 miles a day, swimming, video, I stay the same. On days, (like this week) when I had some um, mobility issues- I didn't exercise much but I managed to lose 2 pounds, even tho I didn't make it to my meeting. Like you, I guess I have to start playing with calories (points) and all that.

You're doing so well. I know how hard it must feel at the edge of 399- balancing close to 400. Sadly sometimes, it is a numbers game, but if anyone can do this, you can, and we are all with you.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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PEACHYCYN 8/1/2008 11:38AM

    Congrats on the one lb loss and not gaining anything! I know you wanted a bigger loss but sometimes that just doesn't happen and staying the same or only lossing one lb is much better then a gain right? Keep it up, adjust your calories as needed and you'll meet your goal in no time. Keep up the hard work.

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ZELCAT7 8/1/2008 10:59AM

    I think its a good idea to shake up your caloric intake from time to time. You've been loosing weight for a long time and I think our bodies kind of get used to things and need a little bumps sometimes. Good luck with the new plan and I'm celebrating your net loss for the week! WTG!

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SWEETZMIX 8/1/2008 10:32AM

    I GOT SOME ADVICE...LOL I know you are like, Eb always got something to say. But you have to admit some of it is good!!

Well I was having a little trouble with my calories and weight loss the beginning July, so what I did was start calorie cycling. I used some website I googled to give me an idea, and I ran with it. Basically the goal is to eat the same amount of calories per week, but everyday you eat a different amount. The point is to trick your body into not getting used to the same thing, and help ur metabolism. Not sure how true it is, but it has worked for me. So for example, ur goal is 10,500 calories a week, or 1,500 a day. So maybe ur week will look like this...
Sunday-1,600
Monday-1
,450
Tuesday-1,600
Wednes
day-1,500
Thursday-1,400

Friday-1,500
Saturday-1,450

So everyday ur eating a different amount of calories but in the end of the week it's the same amount of calories as aiming for 1,500 each day. Also Dana (Zircadia) emailed me to help me figure out my BMR plus my sedentary lifestyle rate (the movement we do everyday like cook, clean..yadda yadda yadda) and to work out my calorie deficit for the week. It was helpful to her and helpful to me, I have only been using it for almost 2 weeks. But last week I had a big week. I think for to see my calorie deficit
everyday helps a lot so then I know to work out a lil more to meet my goal deficit. I can forward that to you because I still have it. I set it up on excel and it makes life really helpful because I can see what exactly I am doing.

Let me know if you want to try it, I think u like looking at stuff in number like me..lol I think u use excel too!! Also I think we need to switch it up a lil not only with the workouts we do, also with how we are eating. Our bodies are amazing and have a way to adapting to situations quickly, so aiming everyday for a different amount of calories helped me a lot cuz I was in a rut the begining of July and couldn't figure out why I was not losing more than a pound a week.

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LILLIAN364 8/1/2008 10:29AM

    Wow! You're doing great!

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Update photo...yes that is a jaw line!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

check it out on my blogspot, I might upload the pic on spark but for now I want to leave it on my blogspot.

and yes that is a jaw line in the 3rd pic :)

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/4/2008 6:14PM

    Wow that's great! When you compare the first and last the thing that hits me is how much better you can see you eyes too! Or maybe that's just the lighting? Well either way, good stuff!

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JOY2BEMEE 8/1/2008 6:52AM

    Amazing What a man! emoticon

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EVELYNOJEDADIAZ 7/31/2008 11:50PM

    What an amazing transformation, you look like a new man. emoticon

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SLIMMER150 7/31/2008 6:53PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! What an accomplishment you have made so far! All the pictures sure tell the story! You are a fantastic example to all, and the men have a good example of what they can do. Way to Go! I also am amazed at all the hiking you are doing now. That is neat! Will be keeping track of your future progress! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/31/2008 5:51PM

    emoticon you look incredible!! emoticon

Blessings!

Dee

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ZIRCADIA 7/31/2008 4:46PM

    NO no no, you've got it all wrong -- the 5.15 miles made me feel like I'm NOT a slacker. ;) hehehe But to be honest, I shouldn't feel like a slacker every week I don't run 5 miles at least once. I did other cardio. :P Thanks for the comment, though! :D I actually did some reading based on someone else's comment that I need sodium now cause I'm a "distance" runner -- and while I wouldn't necessarily qualify myself as such, I did find articles that mentioned most runners eat between 3000-5000mg of sodium daily and another that suggested up to 3000mg was perfectly fine for a runner. So I'm thinking of changing my expectation to be closer to 2300-2500 and not worrying if it's up to 3000. Whereas before I was aiming for between 1300-2300 daily.

ENOUGH ABOUT ME. WOW WOW WOW. From photo 1 to photo 3 you look like an entirely different person! The only things recognizable - your nose, eyebrows... ok your lips are the same shape. But seriously -- that's it. I remember my DH recently looking at one of my before photos and commenting that my eyes were the same... but that's it. Hehehe. :D CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are making the most amazing change in yourself!

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TELERIE 7/31/2008 4:15PM

    You're working so hard, and it's WORKING! Wow, look at those eyes! And jaw line! You need to put this up on your page, really! It's a HUGE inspiration!
- Marit

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AWORKNPROGRESS1 7/31/2008 2:58PM

    You look amazing!!!! Looking forward to future update pictures. emoticon

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KMEKATE 7/31/2008 2:53PM

    Love it and you! WOW Them eyes...beautiful. There all along hiding out in the back. So proud of you.

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CECE0330 7/31/2008 1:39PM

    Un huh. Notice how many ladies came out of the woodwork for this post? lol.

(make sure the wifey is looking the other way) Looking hot, sir!

So what's planned for the rest of the day, now that you've gotten all the ladies hot & bothered?


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MESACHICK 7/31/2008 1:30PM

  Lookin' good, sir...lookin' GOOD!!

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NEWKIM1 7/31/2008 1:17PM

    OMG, hard to notice the jaw line when I couldn't get past your eyes! Amazing! Damn....so need to put that picture on your page...or mine...whatever works for you :) Damn...looking great!!!! Did I mention your eyes...wow! But I did see your jaw line...looks great!!

I felt that way after I lost 40 pounds and could see my collar bones...it was nice to see them again!

Thanks for sharing! You are a huge inspiration!

Keep up the great work!

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BIGGIRL2082010 7/31/2008 1:12PM

    What a difference! You noticed the jawline - yes, very nice. What I noticed was that you have fabulous eyes, that weren't really noticeable in the first 2 pics - no fair, hiding those peepers from your wife. :)

Sad news, though: everytime you flash your old ID, people are going to look at you funny! :) Which is GOOD news, too, but what a pain having to change all your ID just to get your pics looking like the current you!

Way to go, Botzzz-man!

Cheers,
Maya<
BR>

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SWEETZMIX 7/31/2008 1:08PM

    sO now I can say it, "it's about damn time we see a recent pic" LOL I knew that u had to look way different...and u do! I never seen the pic from Dec. 2007....dude, I ain't got to say a word u know u looking crazy slim. I see the jaw line. Honestly you look like a different person.

Well if the vain stuff isn't enough to motivate u, I don't know what is, because to have a major transformation is enough. I still look the same man!! LOL Still rocking the same clothes...imma lil' jealous.

**I AM OVER IT** I am HAPPY for you!! So when ur gonna put it on ur page??????????? That's def. motivation for anyone who thinks they can't do it!

OH yeah, u got some nice eyes **checking u out**..nothing like my dark eyes, but we all can't be like me.

Lata


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SEAOFRED 7/31/2008 1:05PM

    WOWZA, you look great! Keep up the great work and thanks for always being a huge motivator!

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MRYKYLDY2 7/31/2008 1:04PM

  WOW!!!! A truely amazing difference. Your eyes are stunning.

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TRACY368 7/31/2008 1:01PM

    You have done amazing! Your face looks longer and leaner, but what I can't get over is how big your eyes look. They really stand out!

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RNNRGRL 7/31/2008 12:55PM

    Congrats. You look great. That's very inspirational to me, b/c my husband has just started out on his weight-loss journey. And i'm not used to thinking about guys needing to lose weight, b/c my family is full of naturally skinny men. But to have this with him, now it's a new journey for him as well as for me. So thank you for doing such an amazing job on your weightloss journey.

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More Hiking for Wednesday

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This is where I hiked today.

I missed a post for yesterday because I got too busy and never really made it to the computer for long enough to post but here I am and a Wednesday post. the intake has been good for the past 2 days besides the Dairy queen vanilla cone I had on Monday, hey a guy needs his treats right? but otherwise right on track, and I have been going hiking all week, Monday Tuesday and Wednesday we went with the hike today being the closest to a real hike, its kind of hard when ya bring the kiddos along BUT with that said today was a lot of uphill, it was through the woods and then into a bird sanctuary where the path sort of wound up the top of a hill ending in a field of wild flowers and tall grass, it was a very pleasant sight. by the time we made it almost to the top my son had had enough and wanted to rest but we pushed him to keep on going and I said to him "you are not going to let your old fat dad out hike ya are you?" while carrying my daughter on my shoulders, he just looked up at me with a very tired look and said "well I can't keep up so..." then he smiled. he also made a reference to Frodo from LOTR he said "I don't know how Frodo did that, I would have just died" he did make it all of the way but we did have to stop for about 5 minutes to let him rest on the way back down. it was a good hike and wify got to join us this time as she got out of work early today so that was nice, we also talked about making "dates" to go hiking just the two of us so I am looking forward to that. I think I am going to attempt to make hiking my main source of exercise as it is very much a cardio workout all while keeping muscles conditioned and lets not forget the views and sights are worth the hikes alone even if there was no health benefit, we started this one at 2:00PM and got back to the car at 2:56PM so just about an hour and it was non stop unlike the previous hike that I posted about and called a "walk" and I carried my daughter on my shoulders much of the way today. here is a look at what was on the menu for Tuesday, it was not the best in the world but it did the trick and that soup is insanely good to me.

07/30/08

Breakfast
9:15 AM
2 cups honey comb cereal 173
1 cup 1% milk 110

Lunch
1:00 PM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
2oz low fat mozz cheese 160
2 T pizza sauce 40
1 serving of Turkey pepperoni 70
Parmesan cheese 15

5:15 PM
1 peanut butter cookie 104

Dinner
6:45 PM
3 cups home made soup 450
1oz tortillas 140

Grand total of 1462 calories for Tuesday, and thats the post for the day, I had a few minutes and thought I would hop on and leave some words on my little spot in the vast internet, I wanted to thank you for reading once again and I want you to know that the support is greatly appreciated. so Until next time....Keep on keepin on!

As Ever
Me

  
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MESACHICK 7/31/2008 4:00AM

  Gorgeous view! I love that hiking connects us with nature and makes us feel like we are conquering something. I have hiking envy right now...I am in AZ and it is WAY too hot to hike here...I'm dreaming of the winter months right now... :-)

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JOY2BEMEE 7/30/2008 10:32PM

    Great Job! keep on keeping on! emoticon

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ZIRCADIA 7/30/2008 8:06PM

    Oooh I wanna start hiking one of these days. A hiking date sounds so nice -- I might have to see if I can convince my DH to be into that. Maybe once it starts getting cooler here in stupid humid ALABAMA. :P yeesh.

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