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Weighing in, or the lack there of.

Friday, September 19, 2008

So here I sit, I just ate my breakfast and had just about a quart of green tea and it dawns on me, I did not get on the scale and since I can't really get an accurate number I will weigh in tomorrow morning for my "official" number. I still do not think it will be a good drop but after eating I do weigh only slightly higher than last weeks weigh in so I do think there was a loss, no worries, we will get that weight recorded tomorrow morning. Otherwise Thursday was good, the intake was a bit low again coming in at 1530 total but I did manage to get a ride in on the stationary bike so I feel good about the day over all. I will leave this post a short one because of the non weighing myself this morning.

Thanks for reading and look for a weigh in post in the am Saturday.

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TRACYZABELLE 9/23/2008 4:49AM

    Sometimes life happens and one day does not make a big difference, COngrats on your progress!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 9/21/2008 8:34PM

    Just stopping by to get caught up. I've been a bit off for a little while and I'm trying to get back in the swing so here I am commenting on your blog, hehe. Seems you have been doing well, 150 pounds down wow! That's really incredible! You're doing a fantastic thing and I'm happy for you!

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TERJEGOLD 9/20/2008 3:47AM

    What a great blog. I think you have caught the "oops" feeling many of us have at one time or other. And your photo is absolutely perfect!

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ZIRCADIA 9/19/2008 7:24PM

    Heheheh I like that picture. :) I have definitely done that before, too, though. Eating and drinking and then being like! OH! Weigh in!! So there's always tomorrow. :)

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TWICETHEMAN 9/19/2008 5:33PM

    Love the sticky note pic, and your right if up just a little after breakfast you should expect to be down in the morning, sure you will have a loss


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ANGELBLEU 9/19/2008 3:19PM

    w00h00 you are still doing awesome!

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BABY_GIRL69 9/19/2008 12:51PM

    Keep Your head up & don't let the scale get you down. Blessings, Dee

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BIGGIRL2082010 9/19/2008 11:44AM

    I love that collage with the sticky-notes. They look so menacing towards that little one in the middle! :)

I'm with you - I prefer to weigh in first thing in the morning. But sometimes it's hard to get to the gym without breakfast. :)

So you're going to update us tomorrow on the results, right? Pizza can't be all that bad! :)


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PEACHYCYN 9/19/2008 10:24AM

    Keep up the hard work, you look and must feel amazing. I can't believe you've lost over 150lbs, that's so awesome. You'll do just fine tomorrow, keep your head up and thinkg Positive!!!

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SWEETZMIX 9/19/2008 10:17AM

    hmm..........why do u say that u think it won't be good. Even if u don't care what it is cuz u in a new space. You ALWAYS MUST STAY POSITIVE!! Negativity will poison ur mind!!!! new cpu will be getting set up as soon as my new desk is delivered. **HATE STAYING HOME WAITING FOR DELIVERIES* but as soon as it is set up I will be checking in!!


"Positive thoughts gives positive results"

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Monomyth, the journey is not quite over yet.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The day before weigh in looming over me and I feel that I will not have a drop this week, does it matter if I don't drop any weight? in the long run no, but in the short? still no but it is nice to see the numbers drop. I have had barely any green tea today because I forgot to brew some last night and didn't get to it until late this morning and now it is cooling off so I feel a bit off today and I know that its mental because I have only had 20oz give or take all day and by now I usually have at least half a gallon. I have been either taking a walk or riding the bike every day this week so far and feeling good about that but I have had a heavy day food wise and I am grilling chicken out on the grill again so dinner is not light either. lots is stacking against my weight being below last Fridays weight, I know that it is not below right now as I type this because I just stepped off of the scale but typically the week after I have a big drop I have a not so good week where the raw pounds dropped goes. My calories for yesterday were low coming in at 1485 total for the day and I had to drink 12 oz of 1% milk right before bed to even get that number! it was just a light day.

I was compared to the Monomyth or "The Heroes Journey" by someone that reads my blog where my weight loss is concerned, I think it is pretty cool and thought I would mention it here. I would never put myself in that light because I decided to take my life back and drop the weight that has been holding me back and I actually smiled when I read what she had written and hung my name on, so Thanks Veejay. When I started this blog it was for accountability and it seems to have become more than that and others are able to get nuggets of information or inspiration from what I have written or people relate to what I have gone through or am going through where weight loss is concerned and its a side effect that I never expected, I never once thought that me writing my thoughts and experiences down would or could help other people, and I have said that before. I wanted to say Thanks to everyone that has ever taken the time to write a response comment on my blogs because that is something that I appreciate, I also wanted to say thanks to everyone that has emailed me with words of support and with questions, it helps me stay focused with the task at hand which is to drop this weight and get healthy for myself and my family.

Thats it for today, I will be posting the weigh in results sometime tomorrow morning so look out for that, hopefully there will be a drop in the number, but if not? it is what it is.

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TRACYZABELLE 9/19/2008 5:17AM

    Hey we cant always be a loser but it feels good.. YOu knwo what was different so you have a reason in case the scale Gods are not smiling on you.. good luck!


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MESACHICK 9/18/2008 8:45PM

  The reason you have such faithful readership is that you are REAL. Thanks for writing what so many of us think and cannot seem to put into words!!!

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VEEJAY3 9/18/2008 8:27PM

    "It is what it is."
hahaha -- that very phrase keeps everyone in my house sane. Whenever we sense ourselves getting slightly wound up about something, we shrug and say "it is what it is."

PS - I love the monomyth graphic! Very cool to see it that way, ..... Hercules.

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ZIRCADIA 9/18/2008 7:54PM

    I definitely noticed the drop a big week, not so much the next week thing to be a truth for me as well. And I'm glad you've got your head screwed on straight regarding what that will mean for you if you don't see a drop -- it means you keep working hard. :) So woot woot. HAHAHA :D

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NEWKIM1 9/18/2008 6:39PM

    There are so many side effects of your weight loss journey you never thought would happen...we get sick and tired of being sick and tired and decide to make a change.

As we go down this path of healthy living and weight loss several other things fall into place and we end up not only looking better and feeling better, we start feeling better about ourselves and we start to change in a way you can't explain. We try new things, we start to experience life to the fullest.

We inspire those around us....not to just lose weight, but to lead a healthy lifestyle. I am so the fat friend, I have tons of skinny friends who have come on board to Spark to get healthy, to eat better, get more fruits/veggies and cardio time in.

The reason we start is one little snowball that rolls down the hill and, you my dear, have become an avalanche!

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TELERIE 9/18/2008 5:56PM

    I read Veejay's blog and I couldn't agree more with her and her selection of great role model Sparkers who motivate a whole lot of people to do what they have done/are doing. It's an incredible adventure to be a part of and I'm lucky to have found this corner on the web.
I'll step on my scales tomorrow too, and don't think I've lost much but I'm feeling healthier, and that counts for a lot. But good luck with the weigh-in, it IS fun when the numbers go down.

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You MUST read this!! not really, but do it anyways...:)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Well well well, what do we have here, I'll tell ya, we have a fella that ate pizza for dinner and surely went over calories for the day, if only by a slight bit. I am not too worried about it though if I am being honest and just thought I would mention it, ok now that I have that out of the way I did have a good day otherwise, intake was really good and I did get out for a walk early in the day so in all honesty the pizza was probably not really a bad thing (yeah keep telling yourself that fat boy) I do plan on going out for a walk again today as the weather is insanely gorgeous out right now, its a cool low 70's with a breeze and sun breaking through fat white rolling clouds and I can't let that get away from me.

The biggest loser premiered last night and of course I watched and something kind of struck home with one of the people on the show this year, the older gentleman on the yellow team as he walked into the gym said something to the effect that his back was burning and knees hurt as he walked into the gym and he hadn't even done anything yet and he was wondering if he bit off more than he could chew. I 100% related with what he was saying and it could have been something that I would have said just 9 months ago and a corny as it is going to sound, I felt for the guy because I knew exactly what he was talking about and I feel that a lot of people will see that and think that he is being over dramatic or that the show is making a bigger deal about it than it is, and its not. before I decided to lose weight I was that guy, I would walk up a flight of stairs and by the time I hit the top I would be winded and my back would be hinting at some pain, standing for more than a minute or 3 would result in back pain and just plain old being uncomfortable and this was just how daily life went for a long time. I think a lot of over weight people get the rep of being "lazy" and I do not think it is the case as much as unable to do the things that seemingly make them (us) lazy, so anyone that is in the opinion that fat people are fat because they are lazy, please try and understand that it is not the case in all situations. I am not what you would call a lazy person (though my wife might have a different opinion at times) and yet I was 534 pounds at my heaviest and would make excuses for why I was not doing the most remedial tasks, might I be called lazy for that? have I been? you betcha and all because I was (am) fat, its a foolish point of view in my humble opinion to equate fat with lazy when its more like unable to do the task, an excuse is made up (mostly to save face) and bamn! a label is applied.

I am also in the belief that people need to take control of themselves and be held responsible when they are at fault for their weight or the lack of their weight loss, and I am not talking about the person putting fourth the effort and still not succeeding, if effort, real effort is being applied and the results are slow or just not happening thats not who I am referring to, I am talking about the people that are not eating healthy and not exercising on a regular basis and fully expect to lose weight on the basis of because I said so dammit, it just doesn't work like that. We have to put in what we want out of it, we have to expect to work hard to get big results, and thats just the way things work. That fella on the biggest loser when all was said and done was put on a limited exercise routine of no more than 30 minutes per day because of health issues and still managed a loss of I believe 17 pounds (I might be wrong but it was a big number) so it can be done even with limited exercise which I am actually an example of as well with my back injury limiting my exercise as well. I enjoy watching that program because I am finding that I can relate with a lot of what some of the people on it go through and the things they say are all too familiar, and to think I didn't watch season 1 because I did not agree with the name of the show "the biggest loser" a show about fat people, I thought about just whats being implied here? are they calling fat people losers? and I get that the name is because they are losing weight BUT I do believe it has a dual message going on even today as a huge fan of the show. the good out weighs that slight negative IF it is even a real negative, so alas I watch faithfully and enjoy every minute of it.

Last night as we watched the show Wify and I had a conversation about that if I had applied for the show and got on that I would surely win, now whether thats true or not I don't know but I think it is, and honestly I am still heavy enough to be on that show! another thing I was told by wify last night is that I am not to mention her "plumbing" in my blog any more like in yesterdays post so I will try and refrain from doing so, oh dear looks like I just did it again, ooopsies.

Thanks for reading

As Ever

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DONEPAT 9/21/2008 6:35PM

    Catching up on my BOTZZZ reading. emoticon You make so many good points as always. I also feel like you're talking to me. TBL was on, and yes, I felt for the yellow older cop. I thought, that could have been me, if I had not started doing something. Not only was I getting winded, but I could not bend over to tie my shoes, and everything, EVERYTHING hurt. Geez, at the time, I was 46.
And, here you are, talking to me again. You can't expect to NOT exercise and lose. Damn you. LOL (hug). I have fallen off the exercise wagon this week, but have doing well with food. yeah. like- .2 is a weight loss. What is that, a sneeze?
Like you, I always wondered what would happen if I was on biggest loser.
Would I win? Would I kill Jillian? Would I get a BOBcrush? Guess I'll never know. But yes, you spoke, and I will listen. Move more. No matter how you eat, you must move more.
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JAZZSIREN 9/20/2008 3:51PM

    I hear ya! I've struggled with back pain over the last few years and I think sometimes my friends would be like, "Let's go for a walk, it will be good for you." I know they had good intentions, but the reason I wouldn't go for walks is because within 5 minutes I would have severe back pain. It's not that I didn't want to, believe me, I would have loved to be as active as they are! It's just that it was so painful to do so.

Man, I'm going to post this in my blog instead of writing a book of a comment in yours! Ha ha ha.

Thanks for being so successful. I love reading your story because it gives me just a little hope that I can do this too! And that hope is growing...

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LUCKY8GAL 9/18/2008 2:48PM

    I felt sorry for the guy too. I remember standing to long and getting the weakness and the pain. Thank god with all this exercise I feel like wonder woman in comparison to how I felt a few months ago. I hope that guy hangs in long enough to really benefit. Because it is an unbelievable feeling to feel healthy again. Any who........You are doing great, keep it up! emoticon

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CALICAVEGIRL 9/18/2008 11:18AM

    Thank you for your blog today. I don't ever watch TBL, but I'm glad that so many people are inspired by it. But anywho, the reason I'm thanking you is for the nod you gave me and others like me who are kicking butt and getting healthy, and yet the weight isn't coming off. I'm glad I finally talked to my doctor, though, and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism because now that I'm treating it (holistically of course =) I'm actually feeling "normal" again. And strangely enough,... I'm not craving carbs like I used to. I actually cringe at the thought of sugar (well more at the thought of how it makes me feel). And while I've never been a sugar addict, I used to enjoy it every now and again. It's like my body has gotten more sensitive to the foods that I eat, so I'm eating even better than I was before (which I didn't think was possible =). Life is crazy, crazy so I'm down to three days of gym this week (I was doing 5+), but it's not like I'm sitting on my bum in front of the TV instead. Still searching for a little more balance in my life and the fact that I may have to settle for a couple of shorter workouts during the week so that I can still get some kind of cardio in 5+ days (if/until things start to settle down for me again). But thanks again... I hope you never hit the plateau that I did,... it can be discouraging. The key is to just keep on keeping on. I can't wait to see where you are by the New Year!!!

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NEWKIM1 9/17/2008 10:11PM

    Of course as the fat girl I watched the show last night...and OMG, after losing 60 pounds I too could so be on that show! Just shows not only how far I have come but how far I have to go. My husband was wonderful, and said, I am sure none of them are 5 ft 10 either...well, he might be right...but doesn't make me any less fat!

As always your blog is an inspiration...and if you were on that so would win!

Take care and keep up the GREAT work...

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ZIRCADIA 9/17/2008 10:06PM

    I haven't gotten to watch the newest Biggest Loser episodes yet, but I definitely have been inspired by that show and even now I love to watch it and see people changing their lives, and relating to them in their struggles. I think I could have won if I had applied when I was 294. My tranformation wouldn't have been quite as dramatic as short people's though. They shrink with less lbs lost. I haven't really seen a woman heavier than I was on that show, not that I remember anyway, but they're all much shorter and I really think they mostly LOOKED heavier than I did at my heaviest. Anyway. I've been watching Biggest Loser Australia online and they had 2 women that were over 300lbs starting season one, and so far in watching it the other one JUST got kicked off. I wonder if they sometimes purposefully don't pick women quite as large because the end result won't be as dramatic? She lost a lot of weight, but had so far to go, ya know? She wasn't gonna get teeny tiny and fit like Ali from last season. Anyway I'm rambling on and on about Biggest Loser, but my point is I love that show even though they lose ridiculous amounts of weight loss and set unrealistic standards for people at home, it's still motivating and inspirational if people can understand that it's not NORMAL to lose 15lbs in a week.

AND about the T-Shirts -- I think I'll keep at LEAST 1 or 2 of the biggest ones as shirts because I really love them for when I feel grubby... but I'm thinking I'll follow ESONDIE's suggestion in her comment on my blog and make most of the rest of them into a quilt. :) I get to clean out the closet, gain a blanket, AND get a craft project all at once!!! :D Then just keep the ones that really fit me to wear on a regular basis.

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NDMOMOF4 9/17/2008 9:26PM

    I have of course heard of the show before but last night was the very first time that I sat down to watch it. I think I had the same feeling as you did, that it was demeaning them by calling them losers and honestly I figured I saw enough fat when I looked in the mirror, I wasn't too excited to watch it on tv.

Since recently finding SP I have developed a huge interest in the show and along with my children took the time to watch it last night. Today I actually blogged about what an eye opener it was to see what everyone looked like on the inside and how they were aged. There were so many things that hit home and I am looking forward to watching again.

As for the lazy stigma it is one that I have always hated but never thought about why, your points were right on and I think I can maybe be a little nicer to myself because it is true that there are some things that I struggle to do but I am working towards a time when I can do everything I want to do and not have to worry about suffering aches and pains...which I am feeling right now after spending the evening pulling weeds.

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ANGELBLEU 9/17/2008 5:40PM

    I watched the show last night as well, and I was a little upset (at myself) that most of all the women were lighter then me and I have lost 50 pounds! Can you imagine if I was on that show?!?! My husband and I had the same conversation about if I would apply for that show or not...I might? Just dont know if I could stand on that scale with a sports bra and shorts! I know I would kick in a good amount for winning but I would be going after the weight loss as well as the CASH! teeheehee!

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MISSCOURTNESS 9/17/2008 3:31PM

    Thank you for sharing and demanding people read! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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TERJEGOLD 9/17/2008 1:37PM

    The Dad on the Yellow Team has a lot of class! I really, really hope he is able to stay on the show long enough to get his weight down and learn enough to make it a life long habit. Anyone who can tell Jillian "Yes, Ma'am" after she has said not to stop walking unless he's dead (or words to that effect) has my admiration! He's definitely Mayhem material.

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MESACHICK 9/17/2008 12:52PM

  If you went on that show you'd win the whole thing!!!

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TWICETHEMAN 9/17/2008 12:16PM

    Thinking can be detrimental to my workouts, particularly getting them started. It can seem overwhelming when you get huge, but as you show we can overcome.

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UTSEAN 9/17/2008 11:59AM

    I missed the show but am hopeful that it will air on another channel sometime this week. Don't worry yourself about the pizza. Isn't it just amazing how we act all scared about the foods we know are high in calories and fat? It's just food. I try and try to tell myself "you're not going to blow back up to 430 just because you ate a couple (or a few to 4) slices of pizza. And oh what we do when we do it. Hitting the gym for 2 hours and walking 2 miles. It's something that happenes far to little to worry about it.

Great story today my brother! I'm looking forward to watching the show!

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MICH129 9/17/2008 11:47AM

    I set the DVR so my husband and I have not watched the show yet from last night. Every season we watch it I can relate to someone on the cast and I lament about not having put myself out there to try out. The fact is I am not in a position where I can leave my life for an extended period but I know if I could have all day and night to focus on getting healthy I would surely kick butt on the show-I am competitive to the core.
I understand relating to yourself as the "fat" guy even after your tremendous loss because I do that to myself too so that I stay focused and get it all off. Like I am admitting there is still work to do because I am still fat. I just want to remind you to balance that self inflicted beating up with some accolades for how far you have come thus far.
Lastly-I have to agree with you about the name of the show having a derogatory connotation to it. I thought that the first season when it debuted too. All of America wants to watch the fat lazy people try to lose weight because they are miserable excuses for human life. Unfortunately-if you have read my blog you would know that weight discrimination is alive and well at my place of work. My boss assumed that I am lazy and therefore a bad employee before ever getting to know me. What didn't help the situation was that he "inherited" me from a different work site. He prefers men, jocks of course and I as a fat woman just take up way too much space. I would like to tell you that after 3 years that things have changed-well not that much. So now that BL has run so many seasons I feel like you do that the good that comes from the show is far more significant than the negative slam of the name and more importantly I think it brings weight discrimination to the forefront where it should be. We need to be public about our struggles with weight to shut down the small minded people ( like my boss) who think it is simple for everyone. We all have different issues and we all have different reasons for why we got so unhealthy.

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SWEETZMIX 9/17/2008 11:43AM

    hmmm........dude what else happened on the show?!? LOL

Also it's good that u can relate to someone, it's like deep down you are cheering them on, kinda like cheering on urself!

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CHEEKYMUNKEY 9/17/2008 11:42AM

    LOL I am all the time "reminding" my husband what ladies don't typically like aired. haha emoticon

I LOVE the Biggest Loser. I watched the show and really enjoyed it. It was so surprising which team got voted off after they were saying they had nothing to worry about and Bob was saying that they were going to be fierce competition. A lot of the show isn't how much you can lose, but whether or not every week is a great enough week to stay above the yellow line. In seasons before, people are ROCKING and then they have one weaker weigh-in and the others get the biggest competition out of the way. So you never know who could win. One part of me wishes I had a trainer like Jillian and the other part of me would be shaking in my sneakers in fear of her. haha I honestly believe that the contestants are genuinely concerned for their lives during those day 1 workouts.

I related to the older yellow guy as well, but for different reasons. When he said that (paraphrasing) he knows the new recruits judge him by his weight and basically consider him inept, I totally understood what he was talking about. There is a stereotype that because we are overweight we must be lazy. I am pushing myself to lose my weight before I graduate from college, because I want to know that my weight isn't going to keep me from getting hired.

I am going away for a bit, but I will catch up on your blogs when I return. They are great. Keep up the great work and enjoy the beautiful weather with some walks. This is my favorite time of year.

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Catching up and the weekend stuff and all that.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Over the weekend I didn't eat especially well, I did manage to stay under my calorie range both Saturday and Sunday but on Saturday I ate one meal in the morning and a huge dinner with nothing more than a few Guinness Draught's in between and after dinner, and then on Sunday we went to a Friendly's restaurant with my Mother in law and I did almost the same thing as on Saturday by having one meal in the am and then a large, more like a calorie filled dinner by having the chicken basket which subsequently I believe was tainted or bad in some way as I woke up Sunday night round 12:30 am with terrible stomach pains with no other reason for them besides maybe the food I had eaten earlier, wify also had some problems with the plumbing the next day so I do believe it was the food.

By the time Monday came around I had got my game together and had a good day intake wise if not a little bit lower than it should have been. I ended up consuming 1425 calories for the day which is slightly lower than my actual calories because I did eat a chicken wing off of the grill while the rest of the chicken grilled up, so whatever calories a chicken wing has should be added to my intake but I was low so no worries. I have a feeling that I will be grilling lots of my food outside for a while because we just got a new gas grill and I told my wife yesterday that food off of the grill makes me feel like I am cheating because its so good! I quartered up a whole chicken for dinner Monday and diced up my fingers pretty good while I was at it, the chicken came out very yummy and I have a thigh left over that I will likely have for lunch today, maybe I will make it into Chicken salad and make a sandwich.

Last night I started writing a post when wify asked if I would be interested in taking a walk around the neighborhood and the walk won out is partially the reason for no post yesterday, we walked just under a mile with the kiddos so it was a short walk but a walk none the less, I am going to start walking again as its starting to get cool outside again and the bike can get boring after a while so breaking it up will be nice. also there is a 5k race locally that I would like to at least walk in, I don't think there is a chance that I would run it, mostly because I don't think it wise for a 382 pound guy to be putting that responsibility on his knees, but walking it would be possible and I think it could be fun. The race is still a bit off so I have some time to decide if I want to do it or wait a little longer and I am posting it here so that I will have more "pressure" to go through with it because I just made it public that I am interested in doing it.

Here is a look at the menu from Monday.


9:30 AM
1 Granola bar 100

11:00 AM
1 zone bar 200

12:30 PM
1/2 small vanilla cone (ice cream only) 80

3:00 PM
progresso soup 160
1 english muffin 90
1/2 T smart balance 25

6:45 PM
6.5 oz grilled chicken breast 325
3/4 white rice 150
1 cup green beans 35
1/2 T smart balance 25

8:15 PM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 T peanut butter 95
1 T jam

Grand total of 1425 calories for the day, sort of, remember that wing. The biggest loser premiers tonight at eight PM so I have an alarm set on my cell phone to remind me, is that bad? I think so but at the same time I enjoy watching the show so whatever. All in all it has been an ok week/end if you take out the Friendly's, the Guinness, the Huge meals late in the day and a single small one in the am and the fact that I really didn't exercise. I will admit that i am up slightly from Fridays weigh in but I have not been drinking how I should and I had that late night stomach problem that threw me off so i am not worried about it and its less than a pound anyways, no worries.

Thank you for following along and I want to again thank everyone that left me comments and sent me emails to support and congratulate me on the 150 pound lost milestone, the email response that I got was crazy! I sincerely thank all who took the time to do that.

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LUCKY8GAL 9/18/2008 2:54PM

    I love my grill too...... Never use the oven anymore. Try tomato's and zucchini on the grill, with a little parmesan and Franks red hot sauce. Its the bomb! emoticon

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ZIRCADIA 9/17/2008 9:50PM

    You are SOOOOOO doing that 5K. :) No getting out of it now. :) hehehe.

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MESACHICK 9/17/2008 3:37AM

  I walked the only race I had ever done - a little one - a 10K that I did before I had my daughter - about 5 years ago. I am amazed at how out-of-shape I was THEN...and now, I think, "Wow, I COULD jog some of that NOW." You always get me thinking about something to shoot for!!

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DONEPAT 9/16/2008 11:19PM

    Saw Biggest Loser, I also, had an alarm set. (do I not have a life?) Um, not answering..........

You did really well. I ate badly last Friday and woke up not well, and I think it was the food also. Hope this finds you and the wife feeling better!

Grilled food is the best! Watch out for those BotZZZ grilled fingers tho.
You're really still doing great, and walking in cool weather is the best. i signed up for a 5k walk on Oct 4. I did my first one in April of this year. You'll really enjoy it. Just start off walking and increase it. Your biking should have increased your endurance anyway! emoticon

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TWICETHEMAN 9/16/2008 11:04PM

    Yeah for Wiffie recommending a walk, we missed your post but sounds like you got some added exercises instead -- we can forgive that

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BIGGIRL2082010 9/16/2008 8:57PM

    Sheesh - I _almost_ miss having a TV just to know what everyone is so excited about. Naaah, not really! Hey, I like the grill, too - too bad it's a fire hazard in a condo building. That and the fact that I have no balcony to grill on even if I wanted to. Maybe time to dig the ol' electric one out instead.

Summer's done its thing - fall's creeping in - I like the idea of keeping the workout interesting ... that's usually my biggest downfall, plain ol' boredom.

So, keep up the good work - and definitely participate in that 5k - you'll enjoy it, and it'll be good to set a personal record to compete against when you're feeling competitive!


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JAYMATTER 9/16/2008 5:53PM

    There's nothing better than grilled food in the dead of winter! emoticon

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TELERIE 9/16/2008 4:52PM

    I love grilled anything, but it's getting a bit too cold to cook outside here.
Sign up for the 5K! You won't regret walking it!
When you feel up to it, I highly recommend the Couch to 5K running program, it's a great start for a newbie runner/jogger like I am (currently in week 6 of the 9 week program).

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TERJEGOLD 9/16/2008 2:28PM

    I'm set to watch Biggest Loser, too. It's something I always look forward to.

Great choice in taking the walk. I look forward to hearing about your 5K. You WILL do it, right?

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ANGELBLEU 9/16/2008 12:48PM

    keep it up! and yes food tastes better off the grill and it is ALOT healthier for you!

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SWEETZMIX 9/16/2008 11:32AM

    THE BIGGEST LOSER!! I am going to miss it, but I will YouTube it and I know u will fill me in. I will be at the gym, but that is more important. I used to be addicted, like I used to plan my life around that show (now that was bad). But now I rather lose the weight with the contestants of that show instead of wacthing them. I have class after work Monday and Wednesday so it is hard to work out on those really long days.

Well let me get my sparking in..TTYL

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150 pounds lost! Milestone? Hell yeah it is!

Friday, September 12, 2008

The above photo shows a 152 pound loss. There are more pics on my blogspot if you want to see what I weigh as much as etc @

Just over eight and a half months ago a guy made the decision to lose weight, Today is the day that he can say that he has lost more than 150 pounds in that time, yes I said more. upon waking up this Friday of course I jumped right onto the scale to see what the results for this week were and to say woah! I am putting it lightly, the reading on the display said 381.6 pounds, ok off to a good start, next go says 381.8, then a final 381.6! I am going to roll that up to 382 pounds which is a 7 pound drop this week and brings me to 152 total pounds lost, what can I say to that other than wow. I can also say with one hundred percent certainty that I did not expect to have lost this much in the time it has been. in Jan I had a conversation with my wife and remember telling her that I wanted to lose 100 pounds by Jan 2009 and here I am it is September 12th and I am down 152 pounds. what else is there to say really? here is the compare photo that I promised I would post when I hit 150 pounds lost and a snap of the scale this morning.

With this weeks loss I am within 7 pounds of having less than 100 pounds to go until I hit my goal of 275 pounds. so I will be shooting for that number in the next couple weeks. the more I think about what I have accomplished the more unbelievable it is to me, I mean seriously, think about this for a second, if I would have not decided to lose the weight I would still be a 534 pound unhappy fella thinking about doing it. to anyone out there that is thinking about dropping some weight and either cannot decide, or cannot commit to doing it think about this, what were you doing eight and a half months ago? what did you weigh eight and a half months ago? now think about this I just lost 152 pounds in that time, and with no drugs, miracle pills or miracle plans, I did it with good old fashioned determination, discipline and drive and if I can do it anyone can, so what are ya waiting for?

Thank you for reading along and for those of you that have supported me with your comments and e-mails Thank you doubly.

As Ever

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WRITER28 9/16/2008 4:17PM

  Wow! Awesome photo! Congrats!! Here's to the next 7 pounds, which I know you will lose very soon.


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TRACYZABELLE 9/16/2008 3:41AM

    AWESOME!!! You are looking great! You and all who love you must be so proud of you!


Keep on slimming!

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BOSKO1 9/15/2008 10:19PM

    Looks more like half the mountain, Jared can't hold a candle to you..Good job dude.

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DONEPAT 9/15/2008 11:11AM

    Dare I say it? It looks like More than 150.
You look .............mahhhhhhhvelous.
Pat emoticon

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DEVONA8 9/13/2008 9:09PM

    Wow, you are truly amazing. I am so glad that I found your post on here today. You are an answer sent from God. I keep trying to do this and lose 100 pounds and I just get discouraged and quit, but after reading your blog (I'm in April right now), I believe I can do this too. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Comment edited on: 9/13/2008 9:07:53 PM

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MOONLITCHELLE 9/13/2008 6:31PM

    AWESOME!!!! emoticon
Wow.. all that in Eight and a half MONTHS? You ROCK!!!!

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SLIMMER150 9/13/2008 12:44PM

    Way To Go! You certainly made the Right Decision 8 1/2 months ago... and you still are you are a Fantastic example to all! emoticon

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MOBAYGIRL 9/13/2008 10:34AM

    Congratulations! That is wonderful, you are proof positive we can do anything we set our minds to!

You must be so very proud.

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MSYATES04 9/13/2008 10:14AM

    OMG what a great acomplishment, you look great a big CONGRADULATIONS

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LITERB93 9/13/2008 9:53AM

    Good Job! Great work. emoticon

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SMYLEERED 9/13/2008 12:44AM

    Woooo hoooo you look fabulous! Congratulations to a happy fella!

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CHEEKYMUNKEY 9/13/2008 12:11AM

    Woohooo! Major congratulations! The pictures really show how far you have come. You are definitely rockin' this. I am curious to see how much you are actually able to lose by Jan 2009.

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SUSIEMT 9/12/2008 9:20PM

    Your the man! emoticon

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TWICETHEMAN 9/12/2008 8:18PM

    emoticonKick Ass!!

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MUSICFREAK911 9/12/2008 8:10PM

    Amazing!!! Keep up the good work...

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SLCOLMAN 9/12/2008 7:51PM

    Simply amazing job!! Congrats!!!!!!

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ACCT1908 9/12/2008 4:59PM

    WOW!! emoticon

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SFOSTER 9/12/2008 3:55PM

    Thank you for sharing your AMAZING journey with us. YOU are truly inspiring.

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NEWKIM1 9/12/2008 2:10PM

    Not only do you look great and feel are a huge inspiration to me! I am so going to kick some major a$$ in my workout tonight!

Hope you have a great weekend, and keep up the great work...I am in awe of you!


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ZIRCADIA 9/12/2008 1:41PM

    OOoooh coming up on less than 100lbs to go -- that is definitely exciting. :) I gave you a shout out in my blog today. Hehehe. That before and after picture is AMAZING. You look half your original size. You are such an inspiration!!!! :D WOOHOO!!!!

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PEACHYCYN 9/12/2008 1:34PM

    Wow you look so amazing! Congrats on the 150lb weight loss, that's so great! Good for you!

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    Over 150 pounds lost!! That Is AMAZING!!!! Way to go ! emoticon Keep up the amazing work! That is such an accomplishment!! emoticon

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CHARLENEMARTEL 9/12/2008 12:29PM

    Wow. The before and after pics are just incredible!

Congrats again. Amazing results!

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LUCKY8GAL 9/12/2008 11:56AM

    Thanks for being such an inspiration to all of us with a large amount to lose........You are simply awesome! emoticon

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    wow dude what a difference!!! I thought the same thing that must be your thin brother lol. you have done a super amazing job.

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KMEKATE 9/12/2008 11:18AM

    You are smokin' hot!

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TA2DMOM 9/12/2008 10:46AM

    WOW! Congratulations! What an inspiration you are! WooHoo!

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MESACHICK 9/12/2008 10:44AM

  This brought a few tears to my eyes today! You are AMAZING!!!!

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JOYNHRT 9/12/2008 10:41AM

    You go, What a wonderful accomplishment.

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GORDA2008 9/12/2008 10:39AM

    Dude...that is outstanding!! You're kicking butt...Congratulations!!!

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MOEDANCING 9/12/2008 10:30AM

    If Zeus Can Do It...I Can Do It!


Again...out the door... you push us out the door!

Seriously smokin dude... just smokin emoticon

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HAPPY-DESTINY 9/12/2008 10:21AM

    There is nothing Sublime about this . . . This a major impact in the arena of YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

I am so proud of you in all that you have become!

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TELERIE 9/12/2008 10:00AM

    Wow, a lot of hard work and consistent effort can do that in 8 months...? You rock!
Enjoy your journey, I wonder where you'll be at the end of the year.

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SWEETZMIX 9/12/2008 9:55AM

    OHHH SH*T. You know I went to ur blog too!! HeHeeeeee ur skinny!!

Hey you slimmed down a lot, I must say. That looks like ur brother or something, that's not you MAN!!

Keep on dropping the pounds!

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ROSEOFSHARON73 9/12/2008 9:51AM

  Wow. Really amazing. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! You look so happy and proud in the slimmer photo.

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IRISBEAR 9/12/2008 9:08AM

    You look AMAZING!!! Congratulations! You are such an inspiration - Way to go!!! emoticon

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1888MICHELLE 9/12/2008 9:03AM

    LOOK AT YOU!!!! You look wonderful!!! I am so happy for you. I could just cry!! I don't know you, but I am so proud of you.

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BIGGIRL2082010 9/12/2008 9:00AM

    Awesome! Those photographs are unbelievable!

And let's see, 8 months ago I was _saying_ I was going to lose weight. Now, just in the past couple of weeks, I've actually been doing it. You're right - I can't bring that time back, but I can make sure the NEXT eight months don't just disappear while I'm thinking! :)

Congratulations on the massive changes you've been making, and on the results!


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