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.
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.
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
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.
1 Granola bar 100
1 zone bar 200
1/2 small vanilla cone (ice cream only) 80
progresso soup 160
1 english muffin 90
1/2 T smart balance 25
6.5 oz grilled chicken breast 325
3/4 white rice 150
1 cup green beans 35
1/2 T smart balance 25
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.
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 @ zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/
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.
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