Monday, September 29, 2008
Everything is everything and still going in the direction that it has to. I have lost a whole lot of weight in the past 9 months and gained more than that in other aspects of daily living. Lately I have not been exercising much but am keeping the intake to good levels and slowly but surely the weight is still coming off, I do anticipate that the exercise will start coming into play again with the cooler weather starting to peek into the days but lately I have been slacking.
I find myself comfortable with how things are going, so comfortable that I have been taking more and more days where I don't count the food for a given day and this has got to stop because it can only be hurting me. I am still a significant amount heavier than I want to be or have to be and by becoming laid back this can only be negative at this stage of the game. Even though I am still losing weight every week I do believe that I need to stay as strict as I have been from day one until I hit my main goal of 275 pounds or else I could put that proverbial monkey wrench in the works. Now thats not to say that I am not doing what I have to do, all it means is that I have been making the choice to have that piece of carrot cake after dinner rather than turning it down, or having the extra 1/2 serving of rice with my chicken or some popcorn with a movie instead of having nothing or maybe some carrot sticks (I saw righteous kill this weekend), could that mean that I am slipping? I guess I could see where someone could say that but I don't think its slipping at all, its more like getting comfortable with what I am doing and knowing roughly by sight not scale how much food I am consuming at a given time without over doing it, which is exactly what I am trying to accomplish anyways isn't it? with all of that said I do think that I have to stay strict because of the amount of weight that I still have to take off and thats what the plan is going to be until I am where I want to be.
A milestone is quickly approaching, I am just about to that point where I will have less than 100 pounds left to lose! This fact is completely insane to me because when I started I wanted to lose 259 total pounds and I had set a goal of losing 100 of those pounds in the first year and I am only 9 months in and have surpassed the goal of 100 pounds by almost 60 pounds now, and all on my own! when I say on my own I mean with no supplements, surgeries or Miracle plans, of course the support that I get from my lovely Wife and all of the people that read and respond to this very blog is key in the success so far so thanks for that.
A pretty random post fell off of my fingers this morning but it is what it is and thats all I can offer, kind of like Popeye, I yam what I yam and thats all that I am. Thanks for reading and look for a new post tomorrow.
Friday, September 26, 2008
This Ducati 1098S weighs 380 lbs like me.
I am dealing with a couple things not related to my weight loss and have been neglecting this blog for week or so because of it but i want to get in here and leave a weigh in post for the week so here it is, sorry its so minimal and to the point. I weighed 379.8 this morning so I will round it up to 380 pounds which makes a total weight loss of 154 pounds and 2 + pounds lost this week.
I will try and get a more detailed post up a bit later for those interested. Thank you for following along.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Well well well, look what the cat dragged in. my intake for the last few days has been on par for the most part and yesterday I had a total of 1674 calories. I have not exercised this week with any kind of regularity and honestly have been pretty busy hence the lack of posts on ye old blog. fear not, I am still here, I am still dropping the weight and making good choices with what goes into my mouth, I have just been busy researching a couple things not weight loss related thus have not posted, Also Heroes is back on! Man I love this show, Hiro is awesome and ya just gotta love Sylar, don't ya? anyways I won't get into it too much but the premier was really good but I don't know how I feel about the "serum" that gives people powers, and I do think that I figured out a key element of the ENTIRE series that was not obvious until last nights episode! I will keep that to myself for now but if I am right I like the show that much more! anyways were getting off track so here is a look at yesterdays menu.
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 T miracle whip 35
3oz deli turkey breast 90
3 slices whole wheat bread 210
1.5 T miracle whip 50
3oz deli turkey breast 90
2oz roast beef 100
1 pear 85
1 laughing cow cheese wedge 35
6 ritz crackers 84
2 80 calorie rolls 160
8oz ground turkey 320
6oz sweet potato fries 150
1 pear 85
Oh we left off at a weigh in huh? Friday I forgot to weigh myself until after breakfast so no go, then Saturday morning I weighed in and was just under 1 pound over my last weigh in of 381.6 I was 382.8 so not quite a pound gain BUT in my defense the ferries had not left port for 3 days at that point so to say that I was full of... well you know, would have been accurate Saturday, then came Sunday, an aircraft carrier left port and ferries have been leaving port daily since then and this morning I weighed in at 381.2 pounds so I am below last Fridays weight and feeling better internally. In the words of Forest Gump, Thats all I have to say about that.
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.
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