Monday, August 11, 2008
How about a magic trick? Ta-daa!
Lately I find myself thinking about how things were 7 months ago and earlier when I weighed 138 pounds more than I do now and the things that I couldn't do then back then, and more so I think about the things that I can do now compared to that time in my life. over the weekend as I took a walk with wify and the kiddos I found myself thinking back to last summer and how I could not make a 1/4 mile walk to see a broken bridge, and I have mentioned that day in this blog before but I feel that it is one of the moments in my life that made me really think about just how over weight I was so it sticks in my thoughts, anyways we were walking around a lake that is close to my Mother in laws house and ended up walking for two and a quarter miles so just about two miles further than that attempted bridge walk last summer and it dawned on me what I had accomplished, here I am walking more than 2 miles and I have zero back pain, I am not out of breath and the only thing that was a slight annoyance was a small spot on my foot where my sneaker was rubbing because I had on old socks that have thinned a bit and then Sunday we had a sitter and decided to go see a movie, we went to see The Dark Knight (which was a great movie) BUT the worry that I had was the theater seats, I had never been to this place and was worried that they would not have the seats where the arm rest lifts up so I was thinking about how this may just be a very uncomfortable couple hours worth of fidgeting around trying to enjoy the movie and when we got there indeed the seats arm rests did not lift up "here we go" I thought to myself as I ran up (yes I ran up the stairs) to the back row, sit down and wow I thought its not the most comfy thing in the world and I will admit that I was wiggling around a bit but I was able to sit in the non movable arm rest style theater seats which to many people may seem like a so what kind of thing but I honestly can't remember the last time I was able to go to a movie that did not have the arm rests that lift so this is a good thing. I have come a long way in the past few months and it was a lot of hard work and a lot of retraining myself to not look at food as anything more than fuel for my body, with the occasional treat of course but thats the key to losing weight I am finding, it is a very simple formula of eating enough to fuel your body without leaving an excessive reserve, who wouldda thunk?
Ok now for that movie and only because it was so good I feel like a review is in order, I will admit that I went in thinking it was going to be a good movie because all of what I have heard and I heard a lot of people all say that it was a good flick but Man! it was awesome. Heath Ledger was amazing in it and thats the part that I thought was all hype before going to see it for myself, I thought that because of his death that he was being hyped, now that I have seen it myself I can say that he did an excellent job in that role and I was already a fan of his because of the movie "A Knights Tale" its sort of one of the movies that makes me think of my wife because we both love that movie so much. from his magic trick in the beginning of The Dark Knight straight on up until a Nurse with a silencer He really did have the crazy motherfuc... role nailed down perfectly, I absolutely loved him in this flick it is truly a loss to the world of movies that he passed. I highly recommend that if you didn't see this movie that you do so.
Intake for the weekend was a bit meh, but over all I think it was not too bad I did have some take out Chinese food on Saturday (General Tso's chicken with white rice) which I do not know how many calories was in it but I don't care either, its not a terribly bad thing to have a treat now and again and thats how I look at that meal, I did have 815 calories to spare at dinner so if I went over I couldn't imagine it was by much. Sunday I hit 1700 calories on the nose, well I shouldn't say "on the nose" because I am not exactly sure how many calories were in the pop corn I had at the movies, My wife and I shared a medium popcorn during the movie and I ate about 1/3 of that (small) medium bag and we guessed it at about 200 calories after looking up a few calorie websites, so take my "on the nose" with a grain of salt. here is a look at that menu.
2 cups of honey bunches of oats 320
1 cup of 1% milk 110
less than half of med movie popcorn 200
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
2 wedges laughing cow cheese 70
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
sliced tomato 15
5.5oz roast chicken breast 275
3/4 cup white rice 150
1/2 cup black beans 100
light sour cream 20
1 apple 100
1 fudge pop 70
Grand total of 1700 calories for Sunday and theres another day down in the trip to the half, I also wanted to mention that I am going to give deficit tracking a go, I figure with all of the exercise that I am trying to get into my days that I may as well track it and see what I am burning, it may just push me to do a bit more work which can only be a good thing so it shall be so, I will start counting today and see what I end up with by the end of the week and then set a goal for myself for next week and see how I do with it, maybe it will be something that helps me or maybe it will be something that I discard after looking at it for this week we will see. Thanks for reading and all that jazz.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
So like I said I had asked my wife to write a post a couple weeks ago and she has been working on it for a while now and she finished it so I thought I would post it up here for anyone that cared to read it. some of what she wrote is personal but when I asked her to write it I told myself no matter what she writes thats the post, she said to me when she gave it to me "just edit out what you don't like" but I don't want to do that because this is what she wrote and I don't like censorship. so here it is exactly as she wrote it.
Click the link to my blogspot page to see the quite long post Wify wrote for me. I decided to leave this one on blogspot but link it to spark, Thanks for reading.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
This tree was the only sunlit tree, it was pretty cool looking so I snapped a couple pictures, there was also a bigfoot sighting but spark only allows one pic upload so if you want to see the rest of the pictures from my hike they are on my blogspot @ zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/
This morning the scale moved again if only slightly and an empty harbor may be to blame, and this is a good thing. so were feeling good today, and I went on a little easy hike yesterday after my last post and ended up at the park for two and a half hours between the hiking around and the stopping at playgrounds that are scattered throughout. I did some more sprinting on the uphill parts which was mostly just to see if I could do it at first but its sort of become something I do now and I think it adds a layer to the workout that doesn't have to be there but is good that it is. I did take a few photos of the area where I was but they are nothing especially spectacular as I was in a very thickly wooded area for the most part and was hiking the bottom of a huge hill so no real "sights" to photograph this time. here are a few of the pictures I that I did take, click any of them for a larger view.
Intake for the day was ok but I do think I went over if only slightly, we ended up at my Mother in laws house where we had Subway for dinner but with the subways in came some Cheeto's and some wavy lays potato chips which I had a handful of I had 825 calories to spare and believe I went just slightly over with some dipping into the Cheeto's bag a time or two, all together not too shabby a day if I do say so. I would also like to mention that the cats out of the bag so to speak as far as me keeping this blog from people that I know personally, up until yesterday I had not let anyone that I know personally in on the fact that I write this blog but I was talking to my best friend yesterday and told him about it and he has the link now so hopefully he will read through a bit and see how it has been for me for the past few months, I can remember back when we were kids (it was probably late teens) and he had just lost a lot of weight and he said to me "being too skinny will always be better than being too fat" which when I mentioned it to him, he of course does not remember saying it, and back then I thought GTFOutta here man! no way I want to be some frail ass! but today if he had said that same statement I would have to agree with him and it was just one of those insignificant statements that people make that actually sticks with someone else, that someone else being me this time.
I wanted to mention that I had asked my wife to write a post that I can put up here from her point of view a while back and she accepted and tells me that she is working on it now so I will post that up when she finishes it and I think it will be interesting to see this whole thing through her eyes so I am looking forward to that, and thats all she wrote for this post and it seem like the day is off to a good start weather wise and maybe another hike is in order for this afternoon or maybe I will just hang out in the yard today and ride the bike instead for today, or maybe I will do both! we will see, Thanks for reading.
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