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Day something with a side of some of that.

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.

As Ever
Me

  
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ZIRCADIA 9/30/2008 9:10PM

    I always felt like eventually I wanted to not be tracking, but I didn't want to stop tracking until I met my goal. Why would I stop the action that has helped me along the way before I saw it through to the end? You know? Now I still track most of what I eat, but sometimes don't. I figure eventually I'll stop altogether but I'm in no hurry. I just started maintaining a couple months ago or less and I want to make sure I have this down, too. :) hahaha.

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MESACHICK 9/30/2008 5:46AM

  Not only have you taken off a lot...you have done it fast, and consistently!!

GO YOU for recognizing a pattern that might hurt. You'll be rockin' again in no time! (Or should I say, rockin' MORE??)

Have a great Tuesday :-)

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TRACYZABELLE 9/30/2008 3:19AM

    the good thing is you are seeing something is amiss and you are catching it before your old ways come back. YOu have come a long way and you look great! Just keep up the good work and after all if you want a few bites of carrot cake- go for it but be willing to pay for the consequences.. You are my hero!

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DITRYING 9/29/2008 8:22PM

    I think you are very wise to recognize the pattern of slipping and being ready to address it. You have done so amazingly well that it can be easy to drop your guard, but I believe that guard really has to be there forever...not perfectly but consistently. It is the only way those of us with real food issues can not only lose weight but maintain the loss. Recognize where the compromise is dangerous to your goals and make a plan to address those areas. You are doing phenomenally. Keep up the good work!

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KMEKATE 9/29/2008 12:08PM

    I don't consider you falling off the wagon at all. I have every confidence you will get to 275!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 9/29/2008 11:58AM

    Its always good to self-assess and see where you're at, and the fact that you see where you could use some improvement is great. Many times we all have known we were doing something wrong but maybe we didn't know exactly what that was, you no longer have that problem because its down to a science more or less. I have no doubt that you are still well on your way to your goals and that's why we all keep coming back, we want to take the journey with you in some small way. I know I feel motivated by your success so this is good for me too, in a way, lol.

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SWEETZMIX 9/29/2008 11:55AM

    Well I don't think u fell off and maybe u have gotten more comfy cuz u have lost a ton of weight. But it's all good, the fact that u can eat what u want and still not over do it and still lose weight, just shows the level u are on my man!! But I do feel ya, I got comfy too and last week I went back to being a lil more tighter with my food intake as well and upped my exercise because I was getting lazy!!

Lookin foward to tomorrow's post!

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KITTEN_351 9/29/2008 11:43AM

    I agree that you're slipping into maintenence mode. This is where you'll be when you don't want to lose any more weight. It's not a bad thing every once in awhile. You're just taking a little break from dieting. But if you start adding in the exercise again and become more diligent, you'll start losing even faster!

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TELERIE 9/29/2008 11:30AM

    You're doing great, still dropping weight, and I think once exercise becomes an ingredient of your day again you will benefit a lot. And you have to allow for some of the extra indulgences that make life life.
I'm really proud of you and amazed at what you are doing here, and I'm sure you'll keep on keeping on until you're done. It's good to learn maintenance habits along the way too.

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CALICAVEGIRL 9/29/2008 10:49AM

    You seem to be "slipping" (and I use that word loosely) into maintainence mood. Don't confuse this with "falling off the wagon." It's good that you can comfortably be in maintenance mood and still be making healthy options,... but once you slip into this frame of mind it's harder to start being strict with ourselves again. You can do this!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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BENJAYMA 9/29/2008 9:37AM

    You're an inspiration to us who have just starting our weight loss journey. I can't wait to be in your shoes. Keep up all the hard work~Katie

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weighing in..

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.

As Ever
Me

  
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GRAMMABENJI 10/1/2008 7:51PM

    good for you botzz

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TRACYZABELLE 9/28/2008 11:23PM

    Keep on slimming~! YOu re an inspiration to us all... I hit 25 pounds released Saturday

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LITERB93 9/27/2008 10:46PM

    emoticon on your weight loss. Are you going to buy one of those bikes or do you already have one?

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LUCKY8GAL 9/27/2008 6:24PM

    Congrats on the 2lb loss, hope everything works out. emoticon

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DONEPAT 9/26/2008 8:56PM

    Always interested! I hope you're just busy due to the good changes in your life and nothing too serious.

As always, keep going! You're the best!

Patty

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ZIRCADIA 9/26/2008 7:05PM

    Congrats on the loss!!! Hope it's nothing too bad you're dealing with and you're just busy... that's my hope. *HUGS* Keep rockin!

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NEWKIM1 9/26/2008 7:03PM

    Great job on the 2 pounds down! I hope the rest of your life falls into place as well! Take care!
Kim

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MESACHICK 9/26/2008 3:01PM

  Congrats on the loss, ROCK STAR!!

Hope everything's OK - deep breaths when it gets stressful!

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TELERIE 9/26/2008 1:23PM

    Great job, my friend, keep up the good work, and we'll be here waiting for when you have more time! Hope things work out for you!

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BENJAYMA 9/26/2008 12:08PM

    Rock on!! I am so inspired by you!

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GREENEYES334 9/26/2008 11:49AM

    your just sooo darn inspiring!!


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KMEKATE 9/26/2008 11:40AM

    Good job. Hope things ease up soon.

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KITTEN_351 9/26/2008 11:02AM

    Wow, 150 pounds! Keep it up! That's amazing!

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JAYMATTER 9/26/2008 11:01AM

    Congrats on the continued success!

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TX.PATRICIA 9/26/2008 8:16AM

    Keep up the good work, I do hope that everything is ok!!

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TERJEGOLD 9/26/2008 8:14AM

    When you put it like that, it is AMAZING! I love watching your journey!

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Yata!!

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.

09/22/08

Breakfast
7:45 AM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 T miracle whip 35
3oz deli turkey breast 90

Lunch
12:30 PM
3 slices whole wheat bread 210
1.5 T miracle whip 50
3oz deli turkey breast 90
2oz roast beef 100

2:00 PM
1 pear 85

4:30 PM
1 laughing cow cheese wedge 35
6 ritz crackers 84

Dinner
6:15 PM
2 80 calorie rolls 160
8oz ground turkey 320
6oz sweet potato fries 150
condiments 40

8:30 PM
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.

As Ever
Me

  
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DONEPAT 9/26/2008 8:54PM

    Just keep going! You always do!
Patty

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TRACYZABELLE 9/25/2008 5:02AM

    Keep on plugging away... or unplugging, lol!

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GEORGIA_KAY 9/24/2008 6:31AM

    I think you're doing wonderful. Keep on keeping on!


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ZIRCADIA 9/23/2008 9:34PM

    WE MISSED HEROES. TiVo was stupid and confused itself and recorded the "Countdown" but not the SHOW. We're gonna get it on it's encore presentation this Saturday. :P But I'm bummed. Regarding a serum that gives powers, though -- did you watch 4400 when it was on?

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NEWKIM1 9/23/2008 7:46PM

    Heros...another great show that I haven't gotten into. Last year I said no new shows and have given up so many of my other ones. Still have a laundry list of shows I watch...The Shield, TBL, Greys, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me...and there are more that I am not thinking of...but Jer watches Heros and he loves it.

Congrats on the weight loss...and everything else coming out ok!

Have a great week!
Kim

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MESACHICK 9/23/2008 1:12PM

  LOVED the Heroes premiere!!!!!!!

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TELERIE 9/23/2008 1:09PM

    Oh, I like Heroes too, but we haven't seen it in ages, so I'm careful with spoilers. I agree Hiro is cool. Sylar's just scary!
Good thing ferries are on schedule again.

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TWICETHEMAN 9/23/2008 11:54AM

    I will catch the Hero premier once it gets online, we have to be carefull readying your blog from now on.

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BIGGIRL2082010 9/23/2008 10:14AM

    May I suggest a few nuts (really!) the next time the ferry's backed up? :)

Glad to know it was temporary weight - now get back to exercising! :)

Cheers,
Maya


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PUMPKINFACE73 9/23/2008 9:53AM

    LMAO...I LOVE Forest Gump...LMAO
Kepp on keeping on...well I know I dont even have to say that to you...you have that covered (and then some)

Congrats as always

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TX.PATRICIA 9/23/2008 9:32AM

    Keep up the good work!!

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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.

As Ever
Me

  
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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! :)

Cheers,
Maya

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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!!!! hmmm......my 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!!

TTYL

"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.

As Ever
Me

  
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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!

TracYZ

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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 grows...you, 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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