Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Better late than never and the post begins, Tuesday went right as scheduled and I stayed within calorie range but no exercise at all. I did something that I have not done in months, I can't remember exactly when I decided to not eat beef because of the FDA deeming it not important that the consumer know whether the meat was cloned or not but the fact remains that a good steak is still the best meal a fella can have in my humble opinion. We decided to grab a couple of steaks and toss em on the old grill for dinner last night, I ended up getting two steaks that were just about two and a half pounds total and asked Wify "do you think its enough?" the look I got from her was response enough so off we went and 15 minutes later the grill was fired up and tasty goodness was in the air. dinner consisted of said steak, cut green beans and seasoned rice with my standard giant glass of home brewed green tea, I took 10oz of steak for myself and that turned out to be much more than I could handle which is funny seeing as the lat time I had a steak I probably had at least 12oz, I actually ate 6oz and put 4 back onto the plate. Because of the steak I kept my calories a bit low for the day, they ended up at 1475 total and I was worried all night that I would have stomach pain at some point, but it never happened so I am grateful about that. Moral of this story? none really but that steak sure did hit the spot cloned or not cloned. Here is a look at the menu for the day.
2 cups corn flakes 200
1 cup 1% milk 110
bite of cheerios cereal 30
1 apple 100
1 can Progresso soup 120
1 multi-grain english muffin 100
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
1 wedge laughing cow 35
1 granola bar 100
3/4 cup white rice 150
1 cup cut green beans 45
1/2 T smart balance 25
6oz grilled steak 360
A1 sauce 20
Grand total of 1475 calories for the day including the slab O storm trooper cow and that ain't bad. as I type this I have a bird baking in the oven and will be making some soup tomorrow or the next day with the carcass, that word makes it sound so yummy doesn't it? well it is. Getting back into the exercise groove is proving a little tougher than anticipated and at the same time I am going on walks so there is movement just not as much as I would like there to be, I would like to get back on the bike more regularly and plan to, its just getting back there slowly at the moment. and with that the post for the day has come to an end, thanks for reading.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Bringing things back into more of a strict structure again is happening as I type this, not that I wasn't being strict but I was going easy on myself where recording intake was concerned and I want to grab hold of the disciplined way that I was doing things just last month. a I said the weight is still coming off just at a slower pace than it has been and I have been less aggressive with my regimen lately partially because of things unrelated to my weight loss that have kept me focused in that direction, I have to keep this going because I have come too far into this game to slack now and I use the term slack loosely because I am staying under my intake range, I am getting in some exercise and I am making good eating choices, its more like I am relaxing and I decided this morning that I can't let that happen at this stage.
I have been counting my calories and logging them into my excel sheet but have not been writing the times I have been eating and sometimes its just the calorie amount and no what it was listed, today I started logging the times in again and am keeping track of every detail again. I am doing this because as I stated in earlier posts I still have just over 100 pounds more that I would like to lose and being anything but 100% dedicated will slow the process down and I want to hit that 200 pounds lost in 1 year goal that I set for myself. In all honesty I think its a bit more ambitious than I want to believe but I am sticking with that number and time frame until Jan 1st 2009.
Its that time of year again to make a trip or two to the apple orchards and that usually means that I would make some apple pies from scratch but I will have to hold off this year as they are very naughty where calories are concerned and weigh about 8 pounds each! so no pies this year, maybe I will experiment with some low calorie treats with some of the apples we get and I can post up what I made. Ok now I feel like I am rambling so I will end the post for now, I will have my menu to post from today on tomorrows post but for now its just numbers on my excel sheet so posting them would not show anything. My intake for Monday was 1580 total calories and it was spread throughout the day pretty good, its just not recorded so I won't try and make sense of it and figure out the times. As always I thank you for following along with my trip to the half, check back tomorrow for a new post as things have calmed down here and I have the time to post daily again.
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.
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