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Mirror mirror on the wall.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A funny thing mirrors can be, This morning as I was getting into the shower I took my shirt off and looked at myself in the bathroom mirror and I am unsure if I just don't study myself or if it was just unnoticed but my collar bones are very prominent now as well as my shoulders and traps are starting to look closer to how they looked 10-12 years ago, meaning visible. Good news often brings a bit of bad with it and this time is no exception, while looking at myself and feeling good about what I am starting to see I noticed the skin and how it seems to be moving southward on my body and the higher up the body part is the better it looks, from the weight of the extra skin pulling down keeping the upper parts taught no doubt. I would be willing to bet that I would lose a whole shirt size if the skin was not loose, and I wish I was exaggerating! and because this is not something I wasn't expecting I will not feel bad about it because it is what it is and worrying about something that has no answer makes little sense to me, but man! does it bug me and it has far worse to get before I am done.

Enough about the skin, let me tell you about my new favorite sandwich that I made yesterday, I took 2 slices of light rye bread and put 3oz of deli Turkey breast on it then added 1oz of Hormel Turkey pepperoni, some sliced tomato and miracle whip and bamn! a new favorite for me. The entire sandwich has 305 calories and really is a LARGE sandwich, I honestly thought it was going to be more calories than it turned out to be and all of the flavors compliment one another perfectly, it is sweet, spicy and hearty with lots of protein and is little calories so it gets added to my arsenal of "good foods" to keep on the list. Have a look at yesterdays menu which was actually pretty heavy while still maintaining the calorie level compared to what it has been lately.


8:30 AM
2 slices light rye bread 100
3oz deli turkey 90
1oz turkey pepperoni 70
1 T miracle whip 35
sliced tomato 10

10:30 AM
1 banana 105
1 T peanut butter 95

12:30 PM
1oz doritos 140

3:30 PM
1 can Progresso soup 160

6:45 PM
8oz ground turkey 320
2 80 calorie rolls 160
6oz sweet potato fries 150
condiments Ketchup/sliced pickles/mustard/red onion 45

8:00 PM
8oz Dannon light and fit yogurt 120

Grand total of 1600 calories for the day but let me tell you that I did have a bite off of my daughters Turkey burger that she did not finish at dinner time so its slightly higher but definitely still under 1700 calories. Honestly take a look at that days worth of food and ask yourself if thats not enough to fill you up for a day, would you believe that a person could eat those foods and still be down 164 pounds if you weren't seeing it? I am doing it and don't believe it sometimes myself! in fact I think I am eating better now than ever before and the difference is empty calories vs nutrient filled healthy calories, barring the doritos of course but those are more of a treat and eaten not often. Weigh in is tomorrow and with it comes Halloween and candy I will do my best to NOT eat any! we all know thats not going to happen so I will just record what I do eat and count it in my calories for the day which will likely keep me from munching away because seeing the numbers add up are always a good deterrent for me, so thats the plan.

Random insertion, If you read to this point you deserve a big glass of water so get up and go get yourself a glass or bottle and drink it down, you know its a good idea and you also know that the effort to go do so is not very much and your body will appreciate it and probably needs it, so go!

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KATIEBIRDBKOOL 11/1/2008 12:25AM

    It's really cool when you can make a sandwich at home where you can combine healthy ingredients and keep the calories low, and it ends up delicious. I think a sandwich being made of "good stuff" makes it taste better.

I am finally embracing my saggy skin. It has kept my innards in place all these years, and just because it got a little stretched out of shape, I'm not going to criticize it and look at it with disdain. I'd much rather have some wrinkly skin than all these extra pounds.

So I only have two choices. And I choose the "wings." emoticon

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RACHEL630 10/31/2008 9:30AM

    Thanks for the water reminder. THat was great! I laughed.

Your sandwich idea looks like God's gift to mankind. I'm gonna have to try that.

Grats to you on your weightloss! Oh, about mirrors... I have a line of several tall mirrors on my wall for dance practice and I noticed that different mirrors have a different magnification. I look skinnier in my $5 Target wall mirrors than in my $20 Target mirror. Score!!

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MESACHICK 10/31/2008 2:38AM

  It's funny you mention loose skin this week. I have also started to notice which spots are NOT toning up and talked with hubby at length about it. I have fear about elective surgery (too high of mortality rates for me!). Women have Spanx (tummy control, thigh control hose) guys get to use anything like that??? do you make sweet potato fries?

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ZIRCADIA 10/30/2008 10:02PM

    If you look at my tracker this week you will see a little candy each day I think. :) HEHEHE. GO BOTZZZ GO!!!

OK, so my plan is to take a picture for you tomorrow morning in my Halloween costume get up, but if you want to post before I get that together feel free to steal any pictures you want. :D (If you are at the magic weight that is...) :D LATER!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 10/30/2008 4:02PM

    The skin thing was something that I was a little worried about and I am starting to notice it a little on my neck (just call me the great turkey).

The first part is to get there and then look good . . . wait, that could take forever.

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VEEJAY3 10/30/2008 3:00PM

    I, too, am ignoring the skin issue. Won't go there.

But as for Halloween candy, I just bought ours at the store a few hours ago. I got all the candy I don't like. Little boxes of Nerds ... Three Musketeers ... Baby Ruths ... NOTHING that would tempt me.

Ahhhh. That feels safe.


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TRECECOOKS 10/30/2008 2:57PM

    I'll have to look into those deli meats because the calorie count for that sandwich is awesome! I hope the sodium isn't astronomical. . .

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TELERIE 10/30/2008 2:23PM

    Ahh, loose skin - I haven't got first-hand experience of it, but I've read that it can take a while to tighten up, and that it might help to do strength training and lose the weight slowly so the skin can "catch up" as it were...

I'll wear my flabby skin with pride when I get there, but I might want to consider surgery a while after reaching my goal if it turns out to be a very big problem that doesn't change with time.
That sandwich sounds really good.

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DSDONEBTFG 10/30/2008 12:48PM

    Thanks! I did drink a glass of water. emoticon

You've hit a major fear in my quest to lose weight. The loose skin. Do you know I've told myself that it would be better to stay obese then to have the hanging skin syndrome? I couldn't afford the reconstructive surgery and I don't know if I would want to go through that much pain.

I like your attitude towards the subject and your right. I'm going to work on that because I know that my way of thinking has been a major deterrent in my struggle to get healthy.

Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work. Stay positive, its contagious.

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I have discovered, nectar of the Gods!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I have been playing around with my green tea recipe and have struck gold as far as flavor goes, anyone that reads my blog daily knows that I drink green tea every day and as much as I can get into my cup! but buying the pre-made gallons of Arizona Diet Green tea was starting to get expensive at an average of $3.00 per gallon and the price has creeped up to $3.19 per gallon locally in many stores so I went back to brewing my own again to save a few bucks. I make the tea right in the Arizona tea bottles that are 1 gallon, I fill the bottle with hot water straight from the tap and I use 3 different kind of tea bags to get the flavor that I like, here is my secret recipe. I use 2 Arizona green tea w/ginseng tea bags, 1 generic green tea bag bought from a local Chinese market (this tea has a strong flavor compared to the Arizona brand bags) and 2 Black tea bags, thats it! put all five bags into the mouth of the gallon bottle and place the cap back on and leave it alone for about an hour to an hour and a half and bamn! a gallon of fresh green/black tea, and last night I stumbled on something that makes this blend nothing less than exceptional to the pallet. I usually cool the tea on the counter until its slightly more than room temperature and then into the refrigerator it goes until cold and to drink it I pour it into a large glass and add splenda to taste but as I said last night I figured out something simple that adds so much to the flavor! ready for this? lime, thats right plain old lime juice squeezed into the splenda laced tea. We had some limes left over from a six pack of Guinness that we bought (I have a recipe for that too) and rather than let them go bad I decided to slice one in half and squeeze some into my tea, now this might not seem like a ground breaking idea or recipe but man if I could bottle this stuff for retail I know it would sell! lime will be going into all of my green tea from this point forward and I think anyone out there that drinks green tea should give this a try.

Yesterday I rode my stationary bike for 35 minutes total and I did 40 push ups, I mentioned in my last post that I was upping the exercise again and I am doing just that. I want to start off slower than full on and thats why it was only 40 push ups and the bike ride is what to expect as I feel that 30 minutes is enough for cardio, especially since I am going to be adding more ST. I wanted to get a walk in this afternoon but its decently windy outside or as the man in the plastic box says "blustery" and still low 40's and having my daughter to bring along I am not sure its a good Idea today for her sake, I will ride the bike for sure and there is a possibility that I will get in a solo walk when wify gets home and can keep the kiddo cozy inside.

This week started off rocky where intake is concerned, I ate that chicken parm grinder on Saturday and I had pizza for lunch on Sunday but even with that said I expect to have an ok week this week where a loss comes into the equation, why? because its what I want so its what I am going to have and next week will be better! my last entry mentioned that I need to lose an average of 4 pounds per week if I am to hit that new goal I set for myself of losing 200 pounds in 2008, that 4 pound average does not include this week so whatever I get this week is extra and ort of like bonus poundage towards that goal and I am going to work for that edge. somehow I have become entirely driven to hit this goal and lost that 200 pounds by years end and I am unsure where the push came from but I am glad its here and know that I will do whatever I can to hit that mark.

To sum it all up, Green tea plus black tea with a shake of Splenda plus lime equals nectar of the gods, I am going to be one sore and sweaty individual in the next couple months and I am going to need every ounce of determination to hit my goal of 200 pounds gone in a year. compare that to last year at this time and you get, Cherry coke equals nectar of the gods, the sore and sweaty part was probably still true but for different reasoning and 200 pounds gone was a pipe dream as I was believing about a surgery to cure my ills. My oh my what a year can do.

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DONEPAT 10/31/2008 11:20AM

I should have mentioned limes (slaps forehead). That's my new thing no more lemon. LOL

Well, You are doing just so great. I did well while away in FL.
I find out next week how well.

Happy Halloween and yes, a year makes a big difference.

Keep on going, Big Guy, and we will all follow!

Patty emoticon

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LUCKY8GAL 10/30/2008 5:42PM

    Sounds good! emoticon

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RACHEL630 10/30/2008 9:28AM

    Sounds like you are doing a great job! It's always good to find a fellow tea drinker. I used to be a soda addict, so I've regulated soda to only the weekends. I drink tea on most days. I'll have to try out your blend!

I'll share my new formula:
2 bags of Luzianne Family Size Tea bag
1 Celestial Seasonings Chai Tea bag
1/8 cup of cane sugar
2 QTS water

I wouldn't call it nectar of the Gods (ambrosia!), but it's helping me to stay away from soda. It's only VERY LIGHTLY sweetened because I'm trying to inch away from artificial sweeteners.

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VEGACHICK 10/29/2008 4:05PM

    I'll be trying your specialized green tea, sounds good to me. Thanks for the (lime) hint.

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MESACHICK 10/29/2008 3:13PM

  You are going to kick that 200 to the curb!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!

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PUMPKINFACE73 10/29/2008 2:52PM

    you are is blustery here today...
YOU will so rock that goal of yours...your determination and commitment is stellar....I am going to have to try that home brew of yours....thanks for the tip

(oh and if you want the best chicken parm grinder...wethersfield pizza house is MY all-time

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 10/29/2008 2:30PM

    If anyone can hit this goal, it is you.

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TRACYZABELLE 10/29/2008 2:20PM

    I guess I will break down and get that Arizona green tea and then use the bottle for my homebrew ...after all it is cheap and easy-- sounds good to me! Thanks for the reminder.. All these hot teas are getting expensive at a bag per cup!

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200 pounds in 2008, my goal.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Low 40's outside and raining, the perfect stay in the house and veg out day if ya ask me, but I am going to make it into a day of exercise. It is around 10:00 am right now and I have ridden the stationary bike for 20 minutes already and plan on another ride this evening, if the rain stops long enough for a walk I will add that as well and I plan on hitting the push ups today along with some light dumb bell work. How does that sound? sounds like a plan to me! I have the urge to start strength training along with the weight loss training but will have to find a balance that allows me to keep dropping the pounds while maintaining or even gaining muscle mass, that may prove to be easier said than done but I know that I am losing muscle along with the fat and I think I have shown my body that I mean business with the weight loss and now I need to start working on the muscle again.

After meeting Bill Germanakos I find myself almost re-energized where exercising is concerned, that dude looked damn good and it happened with hard work and lots dedication to the matter at hand. Earlier this year when I saw the amount of weight that I had dropped in such a short time I had mentioned that I wanted to try and lose 200 pounds in 2008, I am at the 164 pound mark which leaves 36 pounds left to lose before Jan 1st 2009 or about 9 weeks which means I will have to average 4 pounds per week if I am to hit that goal. I think its a reach of a goal but I don't think it is impossible so I am putting it out there that my goal is to lose a total of 200 pounds in 2008, I have lost those kinds of number in the past and I think I can get them again so there it is, 200 in 2008. I believe that this ambitious goal is just what I need to get me working harder than I have in the past month or two so I am going for it and thats that, there is a good chance that I will not hit the 200 lost mark before Jan 1st but if I did I would have impressed myself unlike I have in a long time. In the last three months I have lost roughly 30 pounds and to hit this goal I will need to lose 36 pounds in two months just to give you an idea of how ambitious it actually is, not to mention the holidays coming along! I will weigh 334 pounds in just two months time if I am successful with this challenge I am putting in front of me, and then that pint of Ben and Jerry's in the freezer that has been waiting for almost a year now shall be eaten and I will weigh 200 pounds lighter than when it was bought!

Now that I put it out there like that I will have to try and stick to it and bust arse to get that average of 4 pounds per week. Man I like making things hard for myself eh? but thats how I have been able to maintain a constant hammering away at this weight for the 10 months that I have been at it, keep myself challenged and try and stay focused on the goals at hand and its been working so I'm going with it. That concludes yet another episode of as the fat guy turns, make sure to stay tuned for the finale to see if I make that 200 in 2008 goal. Thank you for reading and thank you all for the support, your comments and emails are greatly appreciated!

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RACHEL630 10/30/2008 9:33AM

    GO GO GO !!! You can do it. :)

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SLIMMER150 10/29/2008 1:01PM

    YOU GO FOR IT! MY MONEY IS ON YOU!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 10/29/2008 4:02AM

    That may be an extraordinary amount of weight for someone to lose in 9 weeks but you are an extraordinary individual. YOu have come so far and overcome so much. I know what it has given back to you in worth so much, I WANT TO BE YOU. I can say YOu are my hero... (no, be sure to reassure wifey I am not after you)I look up to you and you encourage me... thank you.. today is the start of the new me....

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ZIRCADIA 10/28/2008 9:26PM

    Maybe this new ambitious goal is just what you need to LIGHT THAT FIRE under your butt and get you going!!! :D (MEANING, get that ST rockin, no more complacency and mediocre weeks, but all on fire working hard busting butt time! :D hehehe)

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KATKAT101 10/28/2008 8:06PM

    you are an inspiration to everyone who reads your blogs.....and have faith that you can do it........I am only 40 pounds into my weight loss and seeing people who have already been successful really helps me to know I will do it.....thank you.....

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LEAVY1213 10/28/2008 4:46PM

    I think if you add strength training to your routine, like you have mentioned, you will find that within a couple of weeks that you are buring more fat than before and your weight will begin dropping faster! (And that will help with the excess skin you have talked about previously.) So I think it is a good thing you are adding strength to your routine. :-) Keep up the good work, think positive and you will make your goal!

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ADNAW_YOTS 10/28/2008 3:48PM

    oooh my new GOYAAM! HERO for the day ! great blog and I will be watching you. You have inspired me to blog tonight and make myself accountable as well.

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BABY_GIRL69 10/28/2008 3:41PM

    emoticon Make it happen!!! Blessings, Dee emoticon emoticon

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MESACHICK 10/28/2008 1:45PM

  You will TOTALLY make 200!!!!

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TX.PATRICIA 10/28/2008 1:39PM


Good luck on obtaining your goal! We all know that YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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SWEETZMIX 10/28/2008 12:34PM

    You know I know u can do it. And if u want to be ambitious than how about losing 201 pounds in 2008. LOL

emoticon on everything u have done so far!!

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HAUTE_MAMA 10/28/2008 12:25PM

    if there is anyone that can do this, i know it's you! good luck and thanks for your help last week! :)

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Bill Germanakos TBL4 winner meets Botzzz..

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here I am standing next to the biggest loser 4 champion, and because spark only allows one photo on a blog you can check out the other pictures on my blogspot

Yesterday afternoon I had a little treat, there was a health and wellness expo at the Hartford convention center sponsored by NBC channel 30 a local television station and Bill Germanakos the winner of the biggest loser 4 was scheduled to be there, so we decided to pack the kids up in the car and head on over. We arrived there around 11:15am and walked around a bit looking at all of the booths they had set up from dental booths to weight loss surgery right on down to general health and well being type things, there was an announcement that Bill would be going on stage to talk at noon so I decided to walk on over to the NBC booth and see if he was around and he was, so I meandered over and waited in line where a few of the NBC news personalities were sitting at a table signing pictures along with Bill, Lauren Petty who was much hotter in person by the way was there along with Doug Greene who both signed a photo for my son, and he was very excited about meeting Doug Greene for whatever reason.

I chatted with Bill for a couple of minutes and my impression is that he is good guy, while talking I told him that I had lost 164 pounds so far, which is coincidentally the same amount that he had lost on the show, his response to what I had just said? He yelled "Hey everybody He lost 164 pounds so far!" I know that I turned 12 shades of red as I heard an applause behind me from the other people waiting in line, thats when I said to him since he was in a shouting mood that wify had lost weight as well and he did the same for her weight loss and thats how I know it was 12 shades of red because I just looked at Wify when it was her turn. We took a few photos and chatted for a minute more and were on our way because he had to be on stage very soon and there were others waiting in line. All in all it was pretty cool meeting him and he came off as a very down to earth fella, His time on the stage was straight to the point and he seemed to speak from the heart, lots of what he said was all too familiar and I related with just about all of it. He had lots of information in his words and talked about himself and why he had enough of being the fat guy, I could definitely see where someone that has never been overweight could be enlightened by what he had to say, here are a couple photos.

It was a nice weekend all around for me and meeting Bill Germanakos I believe will be a spark for me to get my arse in gear again and hit the exercise the way I should be. He did talk about what he ate and calorie ranges etc and I was surprised, and not so surprised at the same time to see that it was somewhat like my eating plan so that was kind of cool. I did have a what I would call a naughty dinner one night, I had a Chicken Parm grinder from a local pizza house for dinner Saturday night but like I say, it is a lifestyle change so having that random grinder is not a bad thing as long as most of the time I am eating properly and healthy, in fact Bill said it was ok for me to eat a whole pizza once per week on top of my daily calories! honest he did. I am still rolling right along and plan on stepping the exercise up a bit this week to see if it sticks, let me correct that, to MAKE it stick! and I have been wanting to get more strength training in but it just hasn't been happening the way I would like it to be.

Another weekend down and it was a fun one, I got to meet an admirable fellow and the keep on keepin on is doing just that. I want to thank everyone that takes the time to read my ramblings day in and day out and I thank all of the new people as well. I may not have been on the biggest loser but I have an idea of what the people on that show have gone through and how they feel afterwards, something Bill said while he was on stage stuck to me like nothing has in a long while, He said that when he was at his highest weight that when someone would mention to him that he was getting bigger he would say that he "felt good" and in reality, He did not know what "feeling good" meant until he lost the weight, this is something that I am relearning day by day as each pound falls from my body.

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RACHEL630 10/30/2008 9:51AM

    Grats to you! This sounds great!

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TRACYZABELLE 10/29/2008 3:54AM

    How awesome for you!Meeting an idolwould definitely out me in a better frame of mind-- do you make any personal appearances anywhere?? Just wondering emoticonWHEN we see in person something or someone who inspires us, it is a renewal and puts us in a better frame of mind.. I need that right now.

YOu just keep on doing what you are doing because what it is, works for you!

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ZIRCADIA 10/28/2008 9:23PM

    WOW for his ARMS in that first picture on your blog!!!! HAHA :D And that is SO cool that you got to meet him and everything. YEAH GET that strength training going so you can get massive biceps like this guy. HAHAHA :D But I agree -- feeling good now is thrilling compared to my "feeling good" before. :)

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RUNNING@MYPACE 10/28/2008 1:25PM

    That is awesome!! How cool! You are a great role model for your whole family! amazing isn't it we have so much power to teach and create positivity to share!! YEAH BABY!!

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LEAVY1213 10/27/2008 5:42PM

    That is sooooo cool! I am a bit jealous! lol :-)

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TELERIE 10/27/2008 4:57PM

    Woo, that's utterly cool! What a fun weekend! You're looking great! I wish you well with increasing your exercises, you'll feel so good about it!!

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MESACHICK 10/27/2008 3:00PM

  SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool!!! What an awesome experience!!!!!!!!!!

e: the "whole pizza" comment...interesting, because my trainer buddy, who gave me my most recent (and more strict) diet, prescribes one "cheat meal" per week, "within reason". When I asked her what was "within reason", she just said one that doesn't cross the line into a binge. I thought that was interesting, and when I follow her meal plan, "cheat meal" included, I still lose. It gives a little freedom. Love the concept.

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GRAMMABENJI 10/27/2008 11:26AM

    wow awesome weekend for you. keep on going

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BIGGIRL2082010 10/27/2008 10:30AM

    Hey, you're looking great in the pics! And yay on getting extra impetus on the exercise front ... keep going, keep going, as a dear friend of mine likes to say! :)

So, what's your goal for Christmas? 240? 200? :)

Keep at it ... you'll get there, one little ounce at a time!


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SWEETZMIX 10/27/2008 10:20AM

    Hey I read ur blog and it sounded like such an event for you personally. I can imagine being really embarrassed when he yelled out to the crowd how much you lost so far. I am glad you had a good weekend and got to meet such an inspiring person!!

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PUMPKINFACE73 10/27/2008 10:18AM

    I totaly forgot the expo was this weekend....UGH...oh well
LOVE the look fabulous my friend and to get to meet Bill, that is great!...YOU ROCK!

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MOEDANCING 10/27/2008 9:37AM

    Zeus and Bill together!


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Today is Friday, and ya know what that means...

Friday, October 24, 2008

This 1975 Suzuki GT 380 weighs in at 371 pounds

because spark only allows one photo visit to see the rest of this entries pictures.

The time has come again to count that number on the scale and I am happy to report that I am actually down one pound. The scale reported the same number 3 times in a row at 371.2 lbs and that brings me to a total of 163 pounds lost since Jan 1st. Earlier in the week I was worried about having a no loss week because of some bad food choices but I fixed it and here we are one pound down for the week. Last night I decided to go for a walk alone to clear my head and think about how I could focus on getting exercise in again and I came up with exactly what I did to get the thinking in, Now that its getting cold out again its the perfect time for me to start in on walks again but its not good for my daughter so I will be taking a nightly walk now around 8pm just because wify is around to watch the kiddos while I go and it gives me 30 minutes to myself. last nights walk was 1.6 miles and took 30 minutes so thats a slightly faster than a 3mph walk for half an hour and like I said it was good to get out alone in the cold weather in the quiet.

Intake for Thursday was a bit low coming in at 1377 for the day, have a look at the menu for yesterday.


8:30 AM
2 cups bran cereal 180
1 cup 1% milk 110

11:00 AM
1 bite of fruit loops 50

2:30 PM
tiny hersheys bar 50

3:30 PM
4 slices light Italian bread 160
3oz chicken breast 150
2 T miracle whip 70
sliced tomato 10

random bites 100

6:45 PM
Double meat 6 inch turkey subway 340

8:45 PM
6 ritz crackers 82
1 wedge lughing cow 35

9:00 PM
2 pretzels 40

Not the best of days where food is concerned but I did manage to keep it under the limit so thats good. I did as I said get that walk in last night so movement was had and I have a buy weekend planned so I know I will get in some movement in within the next couple of days. one pound down for this week and I'll take it! one more down and 96 to go, its only a matter of time before I hit that goal number of 275 pounds. I know that its coming, I know that I will get there because I have changed the way I look at food, and I know that its not something that should be used for entertainment, comfort or just because it tastes good, eating is for nutritional purposes only now and that is the difference in why its working for me. thanks for reading along.

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TRECECOOKS 10/25/2008 6:03PM

    Cogent and logical blog, sir. You have a clarity and precision I envy somewhat.

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LUCKY8GAL 10/25/2008 5:20PM

    You are doing great like always! Evening walks are great, you love it! Keep on, keeping on...... emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 10/24/2008 4:08PM

    So when can we expect your menu planner to come out in stores You have made a meal plan that works and you definitely are not starving yourself! YOU have found IT and IT is working for you!
YOU are awesome!

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PUMPKINFACE73 10/24/2008 3:13PM

    Rocking the weight loss week after week....showing eveyone in Sparky Land how it is it.
Congrats and rock on neighbor!

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TELERIE 10/24/2008 1:24PM

    Great work, my friend! So glad you got the walking in. I also love to take evening strolls alone or with a friend or my dearest. I empty my head, get a good workout and feel good about the day when I go to bed.

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ASIAMORA 10/24/2008 12:28PM

    You're doing great!

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KWOLF150 10/24/2008 12:26PM

    Hear Ya! Way to go on the loss.
I ate Mexican food last night. Stuck to the best choices. Chicken fajitas. Then...I played tennis. Ended up losing 1/2 pound.

Ya know you are very lucky to have a support there. Your wife watching the kids while you have a little workout time.
That is important. GO WIFY!

Keep it up!
Love Kel

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BABY_GIRL69 10/24/2008 12:08PM

    You know you seem to be able to allow me to commitment than ever in me. I have been so lazy lately but I read your Spark blog & feel so strong that I have to get up & move my bottom. This morning, I didn't walk my dog because it was raining. He did the backyard while I did some am kickboxing in & I didn't have that buttery pancake with syrup. I opted for the cereal & milk & 1 slice of honey wheat toast with butter & jelly. I am so not there yet but I do exercise some restraint with the jelly. emoticon

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I will celebrate your victory with a small shot of tequila. emoticon

Continue to inspire us! Enjoy your weekend!!




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MESACHICK 10/24/2008 12:04PM

  Only double digits left to lose instead of triple's!! I only got there myself last month and it is such an awesome feeling! As usual, you rock... :-)

BTW, I never thought to order a Subway sandwich double meat. GREAT idea. I am trying to do a higher protein/lower carb diet and today, Subway sounds AWESOME after reading your post...LOL

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TX.PATRICIA 10/24/2008 11:12AM

    You are doing GREAT!!!

Keep up the good work!

You are also such a motivation!

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