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Rode hard and put away wet.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


First things first, last night around 12:30 am as I walked through the kitchen to use the bathroom the bag of Jax on the table called to me and I grabbed a handful out of the bag and munched them down, upon leaving the bathroom I grabbed another handful and thought to myself "why are you taking these" but alas by the time I had come up with an answer good enough to make me want to put them back they were gone and orange finger tips were mine, then I thought "wow that was a silly move mister worked out like a demon today" so I decided that I will add the calories to my todays intake number since technically I did eat them after mid night so thats the confession for the day, its all about accountability so there you have it.

Onto the exercise, I started out the day with the thought that I would try and get 2 rides in on the bike, one in the afternoon and one in the evening and roughly around one or two pm I rode for 25 minutes and went into a calisthenics routine afterwards and was feeling good, then I went out with wify and we ended up walking around for about an hour or two so my afternoon had movement for sure, then it was back to the house for dinner and after dinner I asked "hey wanna go for a walk?" sure thing she stated and off we went, it was not an epic walk but just about 1.7 miles and I came home and thought "now I don't have to ride the bike a second time" yet 20 minutes later there I was on the bike pedaling away for another 20 minute ride so all in all it was a pretty active day exercise wise and this morning I have that rode hard and put away wet feeling going on and I am a little sore all over.

Intake came in at 1690 calories not including the late night er..um... ok I will call a duck a duck, Binge, and was pretty decent as far as what I ate as well and it was spread out through out the day pretty good, take a look at the menu for yourself.

08/27/08

Breakfast
8:30 AM
2 Multi-grain english muffins 200
1 serving Turkey pepperoni 70
2 wedges laughing cow 70
sliced tomato 10

Lunch
12:30 PM
1oz jax 140

2:30 PM
4 slices light Italian bread 160
2oz low fat Mozz cheese 160
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
light parm cheese 10
pizza sauce 30
jalapeno 5

Dinner
6:30 PM
2 cups home made soup 300
1 cup white rice 200
sour cream/salsa 25

8:45 PM
1 pear 90
1 peach 70

9:30 PM
1 dannon light and fit yogurt 80

Grand total of 1690 calories and then a late night snack which will be added to todays intake number and I will be on the bike for at least a 20 minute ride at some point today but I will be up late because my Mom is flying in from LA for a visit and her flight gets in at mid night so I don't want to over do it today so a single 20 minute ride will have to suffice for today and another post comes to an end.

Carry on...

As Ever
Me

  
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DONEPAT 9/4/2008 10:32AM

    I can so relate, we have all been there.
My nemesis, well, besides cheese, is chips- anything crunchy.
Doritos do the same thing to fingers that JAX do. Ok, stupid sentence we all know that. :)

Yeah, so when I slip I add it to the day, and work harder the rest of the week.

You didn't eat the whole bag.
You knew it was stupid.
Oh, the turkey pepperoni rocks.

That is all. :)

Pat

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BRENDA_2010 8/28/2008 9:05PM

    emoticon great job on all the exercise. Keep up the good work, and it's okay to binge every once in awhile, we've all been there!!

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BABY_GIRL69 8/28/2008 5:29PM

    My mind totally went there but I am glad you help redeem me! emoticon emoticon emoticon Blessings Dee

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BIGGIRL2082010 8/28/2008 9:38AM

    Sounds like you had a good workout day!Your binge sounds pretty mild ... (have to admit - I thought initially that Jax was some kind of bleach. Had to read on to figure it out!) ... good on you, catching it before you turned orange all over!

Cheers,
Maya


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JOY2BEMEE 8/27/2008 10:01PM

    Loved the title to your blog! I burst out laughing (yes my mind was in the gutter I will admit!) You rock as usual we will have to nickname you "Stud" before too long! Have a great day tomorrow and continue the ride. emoticon emoticon

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ILOVEAARDVARKS 8/27/2008 7:26PM

    Hey, my buddy. Looks like an AWESOME day exercise-wise. Sometimes with the kiddos we have no choice but to be totally active! Your wife makes lots of homemade soups it seems, I may need to start doing that. I just bought a freezer and need some things to put in it.

I have always said that Cheetos are the devil. They really are...you didn't eat the whole bag, though! Been there, done that. Keep up the positive attitude! emoticon

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BOTZZZ 8/27/2008 4:37PM

    Veggies = 3 different types of peppers, onions, carrots, corn, black beans, green beans, diced tomato, garlic all in the soup and its thick with veggies.

2 T pizza sauce = veggies (yeah yeah I know but it is!)

1 pear

1 peach

sliced tomato with breakfast

jalapeno

al
l ruffage :)

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SQUIRRELLYMOM 8/27/2008 4:26PM

    I'm curious about your day's food. Where are the vegetables?? Were they all in the homemade soup? emoticon

I love homemade soup and fill mine up with potatoes, carrots, corn, lima beans, purple hull peas, stewed tomatoes, and sometimes shredded cabbage....maybe some barley.

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LUCKY8GAL 8/27/2008 2:57PM

    Way to go! You are so right it is all about accountability. You have to be honest with yourself or you will never truly know what you really need to work on. Thanks for all your blogs, they really help others (like me) learn that honesty is the best policy. There is definitely no shame in your game. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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MESACHICK 8/27/2008 1:13PM

  LOL...I have to keep white cheddar popcorn OUT of my house for that reason! LOL

GO YOU on the extra working out!! You so rock!!!!

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SANLONDON 8/27/2008 12:01PM

    Are they like corn chips? Savory man rather than sweet eh? (I prefer savory meals but sweet treats ...cheesecake was my nemesis).

Well, good news is that you decided to do something about it the next day - so many people think f*#k it and pretend the the midnight kitchen feasts don't count and never happened.

From what I've read I think that you have the dedication that a minor munching session like this is no big deal. It's great that your Mrs is on the lifestyle change and you guys are pushing each other to work out.

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ZELCAT7 8/27/2008 9:57AM

    Oh, dude, Jax (or anything like them) are my nemesis ... so I'm feeling ya. Still, 2 handfuls aren't going to break your week, ya know? You'll account for them and move on ... heck you've already moved on big with all that exercise! :)

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/27/2008 9:26AM

    What are Jax? I've never heard of those, are they like cheetos? I'll have to google them now, lol. And of course I encourage you not to beat yourself up about it, though it seems you are taking it well anyway, because your human. I've found the more I admit that I am human the more okay with that fact I become XD. Keep up the good work!

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SWEETZMIX 8/27/2008 8:59AM

    Don't ya just love days where u feel pumped and motivated to work out....but don't over do it. You feel good cuz on that high and I know one time I was on a crazy high for a couple of days. When I decided to take a rest, my body turned against me. I was sore as hell and had to take 2 days off before I pulled something.

TTYL

Oh...and that binge..it was nothing. It happens to the best of us at times. The point is not going crazy and eating the whole damn bag or 2..

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Exercise, a recipe and deficit tracking has begun.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008



Today is the day after the second day that I am back in the exercise game and I will say that I am glad that I am back to doing it. I only got to ride once yesterday for 20 minutes, its just how it worked out and I almost did not do it but wify said "just do it you know you will regret it if you don't" so I took her advice and rode and then added 70 push ups and that was that. I have added a column on the left side of the page to show the deficit tracking and I don't know what I will shoot for this first week, I want to see what I end up with by the end of the week and then set a goal slightly above that for next week, I do think that I want to go for 3500 calories burned in a week but I don't want to jump in head first without an idea what that is. calories for the day were right where they should have been coming in at 1690 total, and I will continue on a 1700 per day goal for a while more and see where it goes. I also wanted to post a sort of recipe which is really nothing more than a pile of pizza like ingredients that I have been making lately, we call them pizza pockets round here and they came about because I remembered that we had a sandwich maker in the cabinet, I needed something for lunch and well yeah that was that, here is what you will need.

Sandwich maker
Light Italian bread (4 slices)
Low fat Mozzarella cheese (2oz)
Light pizza sauce (2-3 T)
Turkey pepperoni (30g)
Sliced jalapeņo (4-5 slices)
Light parm cheese (just a shake)
Garlic powder
Black pepper
Olive oil cooking spray

This has got to be the simplest thing in the world and is pretty self explanatory as to what happens next but here goes, and I do have a piling order. start by spreading the sauce on all four slices of bread and then shake a small amount of garlic powder and the light parm cheese on each slice of sauced bread. Next put about half of the shredded mozz cheese onto two of the slices of bread and then chop the jalapeņos up and spread them evenly over the same slices with the cheese, next layer the Turkey pepperoni evenly over the cheese and then add another small shake of parm cheese and black pepper, finish it off with the remaining mozz cheese and top it off with the other slices of sauced bread. give the sammy maker a very very light spray of the olive oil cooking spray, place the 2 sandwiches into the sammy maker wait until the green light comes on indicating that they are cooked and bamn! spicy Jalapeņo and pepperoni pizza pockets and all for a total of 435 calories. My wife substitutes mushrooms for the jalapeņo and you can basically use your favorite kind of pizza toppings, these are very customizable and 2 sandwiches make 4 pockets which is very filling to me as a meal.

I will try and get on the bike today for two 20 minute rides for a total of 40 minutes of cardio, and I will do as many push ups as my wrist allows, I did not mention this but for whatever reason the push ups are making my left wrist a bit tender so I am watching that. I am approaching one of my goals which is to have lost 150 pounds, as of last Fridays weigh in I have lost 141 pounds and as of this morning its a bit more than that and my body is really starting to show the weight loss, in positive as well as negative ways. the positive is obvious, I am thinner, I am more healthy and I am back in a big way, now the negatives I am not so enthusiastic about and the issue of loose skin is becoming more apparent lately, I can't help but worry about how it will be remedied when the time comes. it looks like surgery is really the only way to fix it and its not a procedure covered by insurance (unless problems come of it) and its way expensive, so this weighs on me a bit with my recent visits to the mirror where I am seeing some of the damage that I have done with the weight gain. Oh well thats a fight for another day I think and all I can do is to keep doing what I am doing and maybe it will tighten up a bit more as time goes by, and for todays post in the words of porky pig, Thats all folks!

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Me

  
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ZIRCADIA 8/26/2008 10:05PM

    MMMMMMMMMM I WANT A SANDWICH MAKER SO BAD NOW!!!!! :) hehehehe. Regarding Loose Skin -- here are some websites that gave me hope, and still a little now, but also has some realistic stuff in there as well. :)

www.bodyfatguide.com/LooseS
kin.htm

www.thefactsaboutfitness.co
m/news/looseskin.htm

www.bodybuilding.com/fun/lo
uis13.htm

So -- YES it CAN continue to tighten up as time goes by, and according to at least one of those links, even as much as up to 2 years after maintaining a lower weight!! The biggest way to improve overall appearance is to make sure you're maintaining lean muscle mass as much as possible, and lower your body fat % as much as possible/healthy. Other than that it seems like pace of losing weight is the only real controllable factor. Everything else is age/genetics/whatever.

I have some loose skin and fat lumps that I hope will improve with time. But don't waste time on creams or lotions, everyone says they don't really work. They might give a temporary firming effect for some, but it's not anything to write home about and not going to combat significant loose skin.

DUDE!!! I see SANLONDON gave you one of my links!!! HAHAHAHA :D

OH and regarding the wrists - mine give me trouble too. I've read up about it and heard that doing knucle pushups helps. I tried today and the difference on my wrists was amazing!! the downside -- sore knuckles. HAAHAH but over time supposedly your knuckles toughen up, and you could put something under them. Also the "Perfect Pushup" thingies are supposed to really alleviate wrist pain. So that's something to consider. I also read where using a certain hand position (with like... arches under your fingers) helps alleviate it... but I dunno how that really works. I read about it on some yoga website cause I think mine started from too much downward facing dog. :D HAHAHA!


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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/26/2008 3:59PM

    That extra skin thing scare me immensely. I keep hoping that losing the weight at my age will be an advantage on that, but it doesn't stop me from worrying, lol. I still have images of one of the guys from the Biggest Loser (don't remember names but it was one of the seasons that a girl won), the guy lost all this weight but his he had the skin issue. They really need to invent other ways to deal with that. Like what if you start using cocoa butter to regain elasticity now? I don't know something to look up maybe.

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CALICAVEGIRL 8/26/2008 2:42PM

    Definitely pay attention to the hurting wrist. The same thing happened to me a few months ago. I started doing push-ups and after a few weeks to a month of daily push-ups my wrist started hurting and then one morning I woke up and it was KILLING me. I didn't take it easy when the warning signs first appeared and I ended up spraining my wrist. It got better,... I started to slowly add push-ups into my routine again and like de-ja-vu my wrist starting hurting again. This time I stopped immediately and have had no further problems (only drawback is that I'm not doing push-ups every day anymore... ah well, ... I've starting hitting the weights instead). Listen to your body,... it knows a lot =)

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ROSEOFSHARON73 8/26/2008 2:35PM

  Sounds like an awesome recipe - thanks!

As for the skin, there are several skin firming lotions on the market designed for pregnant women to prevent stretch marks. It's worth a try. The speed at which you have lost weight may make it harder for your skin to adjust.

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LUCKY8GAL 8/26/2008 1:29PM

    Thanks for the recipe. I'm gonna dust off my sandwich maker and try it tonight!!! Keep up the weight loss your doing great. emoticon

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SANLONDON 8/26/2008 12:55PM

    I used to make something similar, I used pitta bread instead and then grilled it in my old panini toaster - it was a tasty and quick meal.

On doing some research before I started my 100lb weight loss - loose skin was one of my worries too. I've read in a few places that applying cocoa butter/ vitamin E oil daily helps reduce this to an extent - as it's properties helps to tighten the skin. Here's a good link that I hope helps:

http://www.bodybuildi
ng.com/fun/louis13.htm

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LAURABRAT 8/26/2008 12:03PM

    On the loose skin issue, you'll really have to give it time. I have read here on spark where it can take 1-2 years after the weight loss for the skin to rebound. Strength training can make a difference, but also age, amount of weight, length of time you carried the weight, length of time you took to take off the weight, all are factors. Don't let it get to you now, that's an issue for after the work is done and you are maintaining. You're doing great right now, keep it up!

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MESACHICK 8/26/2008 11:52AM

  Uh, YUM! I have got to get me a sandwich maker!!

I getcha on the loose skin. I call it my "wear and tear". My strength training has tripled lately from what I used to do. How did Ali Vincent look so toned when she won "Biggest Loser" without surgery??? Oh yeah...she worked out 8 hours a day. For those of us who don't have time to do that... ????????

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He's Back!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008



I'm Back!!! I took a ride on the stationary bike last night to test my lungs out and 20 minutes later I was sweating and happy that I was back on the bike, the first couple minutes I was thinking that I may have lost my love for it but then something kicked in and I was pedaling away and 20 minutes seemed to come too fast and I was done, so I hopped off and did 30 push ups in sets of ten just to get back into it and I woke up this morning and am full of energy. so the plan is to get on the bike again this afternoon and possibly again later tonight because I split the rides up as to save my nether region from the long exposure to the crushing sensation that riding a bike for long periods of time can have and I would like to do 40 minutes. I am also going to start deficit tracking calories burned and will start off with a goal of 3500 calories burned in a week, I found an online calculator that allows me to put in my weight and which exercise was done and it estimates the calories that were burned for any given exercise or movement so I will use that to count what I have burned, I have not decided whether I will post the amount calories burned once per week, perhaps on weigh in day or if I will do it daily in my every day posts.

Intake for Sunday was good coming in at 1628, so actually a little bit lower than it should be but close enough for me to say it was a good day. my average calories for the week came in at 1583 which is again a bit low but not so bad that I am worried about it and I think considering the week I have had I did well. I am looking forward to a good loss this week and I think that by putting the exercise back in place and watching the intake that I will have just that, I am putting last week behind me and am back in full swing and all systems go.

in conclusion, I suspect that I will have a good drop in weight this week and I want to predict a 5 pound loss come Friday because of putting the exercise back in place but I will not be disappointed if I don't get that number, and thats that for todays post. Tune in tomorrow kids for another exciting episode of as the fat guy turns.

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Me

  
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ZIRCADIA 8/26/2008 9:55PM

    BWAHAHA as the fat guy turns... anyway. :) CONGRATS!!!!!!!! Doesn't it feel so good to be back to par??? I've been enjoying it lately -- although I can tell the difference from before I was sick, I still feel so much energy and capability to workout it's great. :)

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/26/2008 3:52PM

    'As the Fat Guy Turns' emoticon

That is soo much funnier than it should be, lol.

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BOTZZZ 8/26/2008 1:37PM

    Mo, the link is on my blogspot page for the calories burned estimator.

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MOEDANCING 8/26/2008 9:13AM

    Zeus can you give us a link to the tracker? Please please huh huh

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LADYZHERRA 8/25/2008 11:41PM

    Getting back into the groove always feels good (when you can find it again!). Keep it up!

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SANLONDON 8/25/2008 5:14PM

    Good to hear you're back on the burn trail again Botzzz.

I'm thinking of picking up my own cardio equipment this week - probably the cross-trainer or exercise bike (both better on the knees than a treadmill I think). Hopefully I'll be able to do the same soon.

Love that Arnie pic.

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BABY_GIRL69 8/25/2008 3:53PM

    emoticon back!! Blessings! Dee

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MZUNGU-TEMBO 8/25/2008 1:10PM

    Welcome back! emoticon

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MESACHICK 8/25/2008 12:14PM

  That is awesome!! Dontcha just love those endorphins??

I also split bike time up a little. Sometimes, getting off, drinking a bunch of water, and stretching out legs and booty is enough to stay on for 10 more minutes. When I'm on the bike for an hour, I get off at 20 min., then 30, 40, and 50. The last 10 minutes I "sprint" it. I haven't done that in a while (I usually add it at the "end" of cardio - 10-20 minutes) and you inspire me to get back on! It's a great way to catch up on reading, too...LOL

I am on my way to the OB/GYN for the annual exam this morning and while it is not fun, I am excited to get on the scale - a LOT has changed since last August! I, too, reflected on all of the "little" things that have changed for me...airplane seats, sitting next to people at my church without feeling like I am crowding them, shopping at plus size stores vs. the "secret" XXXXL size stores!, etc. GO YOU for being grateful and determined. You so rock!! (Have I told you that lately???)

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SWEETZMIX 8/25/2008 12:09PM

    Glad to hear u got ur SWAG back!!

And I calculate my calories deficit for the week as well. I post my overall results every week when I weigh in, because I don't want to bore anyone reading my blog. I do keep track of it daily in a spreadsheet, so it's easier for me to look back on. I just like to see the amount of calories I burn in reference to weight that is lost. Something for me to keep going, while I look back and say to myself "Hey u burned 2,000 calories last week, u can do it again."

Good Luck

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ROSEOFSHARON73 8/25/2008 11:41AM

  you are doing great. I track my exercise & calories burned on Traineo.com - check it out if you haven't already.

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Not just a diet

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Sunday afternoon has come and as I sit here I am thinking about just how much weight I have lost in these almost 8 months, 141 pounds as of Friday has been shed from my body and I am physically able to do things that I could not do just last winter, lives have been changed 100% since starting on this regimen of eating better and moving more and mine is the one most drastically changed. I eat a total of 1700 calories per day, I exercise on a daily basis a lot of the time it is more than once per day and I am hardly sitting still for more than a few minutes during any given day, jumping up to do a few sets of push ups randomly or running up the stairs to use the bathroom upstairs instead of the one that is 10 feet from me. I snack on baby carrots and an array of fruit along with sugar free Popsicles now when I feel hungry, and go for a walk when I need to relax or hop on my stationary bike and get lost in some good music. Let us now flash back to last summer, and we will talk about some of my habits from that time in my life. 1700 calories might have been the total calories of a single meal which was in a string of the same type of meals. exercise for me was to walk up the stairs to go to bed and 10 of 10 times you could find me sitting on the couch with a clicker in my hand and a half of a bag of something sitting next to me, whether it be a big bag of BBQ chips, or a bag of Doritos. a push up? in my wildest dreams maybe and the back pain that would come with all of it was just the icing on the cake, and speaking of cake there was lots of that around as well, I am reminded of a line from fight club where Edward Nortons character says "this is your life and its ending one second at a time" that was me before I decided to change my life and control what went into my body and what I did for myself in the area of health and nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. This works for me because it is not treated as a "diet" it is not something that will be a temporary fix or the next thing that I tried to do in 2008, it is a lifestyle change plain and simple.

Stronger now than I have been in nine or more years, mentally as well as physically I can say that statement with one hundred percent certainty that it is true, nothing will stop me from reaching the goal that I have set for myself.

You met me at a very strange time in my life.

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/25/2008 8:51AM

    I know no two paths are the same, but its amazing how you can find the similarities in all of them, the human element is never far from a story with heart in it. My journey has just begun and yet I feel like in so many ways I was sprinting out of the gate, because I have changed so much in this short amount of time. Inspirational stories like that are the ones that keep others going for their dreams as well, so never stop sharing them. We appreciate you and we're all rooting for your success in all things!

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MESACHICK 8/24/2008 9:49PM

  That's great "Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life" stuff!! YOU ROCK!

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JOY2BEMEE 8/24/2008 7:21PM

    I'm just glad we met! people come into our lives everyday for a reason, we just have to be open to it! You have touched more lives then you know! Have a great week! and hope the stress level begins to fall! emoticon emoticon

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Weighing in once again I have lost a whole pocket bike.

Friday, August 22, 2008



This 2006 Yamaha R6 weighs in at 393 lbs

Friday is here and the time of week to record my weight has arrived, I won't keep you in suspense and I won't try and dazzle you with anything more than the number this week which is smaller than I thought it would be but I have a theory on why, but before I get to that I have lost one pound this week and I weighed in at 393 pounds upon waking today. onto the theory, I have had an extremely stressful week (not related to weight loss so I won't bore you with the details) on Monday I weighed 390 pounds and thats when the stress came into the picture as well, I have not been hydrating myself like I normally do and lack of exercise is definitely a factor and I have not been eating every few hours, its been more like 6 hours between meals and they have been larger and not so healthy but the fact that I was 390 on Monday means that I was actually seeing losses and when the stress reared its ugly head I gained back 3 pounds but I believe that some of it is because I drank heavily last night to try and make up some of the fluid that I know I have been missing out on but it is what it is and 393 is the number that shall be recorded. Am I happy about the one pound? sure, its a pound thats not on me any more, am I satisfied with it? no I am not, I know that I could have had more of a loss but life happens and such is the way of the world. so thats the way the cookie crumbles this week and a one pound loss is realized for the week, I am not happy about it and I am not upset about it I am sort of feeling neutral.

You will notice that my menu is well, $hitty from yesterday I had 3 meals and a tiny pear that I picked off of a tree and dinner was an Italian BMT from Subway and I did have Mayo on it, I just didn't care because its what I wanted at the time. I also had some chocolate but when I say that I mean a new phone, I picked up a new LG Chocolate 3 phone and am getting use to how it works this morning and since its a new gadget I wanted to mention it. I have been pulled in two thousand directions in the past few days and its hard to get intake into my body when I need to so its been just trying to eat when I can and make it count calorie wise, the total is 1690 calories but as you will see its 3 lump meals and that random pear, here is a look at my dismal menu from yesterday.

08/22/08

Breakfast
8:00 AM
2 cups raisin bran 380
1 cup 1% milk 110

Lunch
12:30 PM
1 can progrsso soup 120
1oz Tortilla chips 140

6:00 PM
tiny pear 40

Dinner
7:00 PM
Subway Italian bmt 900

Over all things are still going in a positive direction and I am staying on track where calories are concerned its just the execution that I am worried about, in the past few days I have eaten fried chicken strips and fries at Friendly's, an Italian BMT with mayo and cheese and lots of peanut butter and jelly and home made pizza pockets, to say that my intake is flawed this week would be putting it lightly but as i said life happens and all ya can do is what ya can do and thats what I have been doing. I have been home barely and it could have been much worse in the form of McDonalds or the likes but I chose to grab the quick meal from home most times and I always kept track of the calories, I know that when this stress blows over I will hit it it hard again and get some real numbers flying again where my weight is concerned and get a rhythm back, so Until next time thats that.

As Ever
Me

  
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DONEPAT 8/24/2008 10:30AM

    Hey
Congrats on the phone, and you did well, even with the week you had. My week was like that, so it should be interesting to see how weigh in goes in 3 days. Eating good, but not exercising. Hope to do that today.

A pound is a pound. It adds up. You are doing super.
Patty

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BIGGIRL2082010 8/23/2008 8:52AM

    Heh. Way to go on getting in your chocolate for the day. :) (Okay, I _know_ it's a phone, but chocolate is chocolate!) AND your fruit - I love the image "a tiny pear" - don't scoff at it, I bet your body was happy to get SOME good stuff. :)

Hopefully the stressor is gone or dealt with by now - you know you'll see 390 again, and SOON. Glad you've lost a pocket bike. Now, what the heck _is_ a pocket bike, anyway? (Note to self: google "pocket bike")

Keep up the hard work - don't forget that strutting is an essential part of feeling great! :)

Cheers,
Maya


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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/23/2008 1:20AM

    You'll get it back, there's no way you won't so no worries, right? Just keep your head up and make better choices tomorrow (I'm only telling you what I have to tell myself because I'm in no position to give you advice, lol). Keep it strong!

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MESACHICK 8/22/2008 4:58PM

  1# is awesome!

I get the stress eating stuff. Last weekend, I ate 4 cheesecake bites and 3 brownie bites before I even acknowledged that I was eating. DOH. Had to do a million extra hours of cardio this week to make up for it. My weight loss was also...1#. I'll take it! LOL


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SANLONDON 8/22/2008 1:05PM

    Wow. When you see the weight loss as a physical object - like that bike, it brings it home a little bit more. Congrats so far - and the loss of a pound is still a loss.

Hope your weekend is better than your week has been.

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SWEETZMIX 8/22/2008 12:00PM

    A pound is a pound...sO emoticon

I think when we know how hard we can work and what we can do, when the times arise when we know we are not doing our best..it sucks. BUT thats life and all we can do is kick a$$ next week!!!

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