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Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Cold weather seems to have come and does not look as if its leaving until spring again, this is my favorite time of the year. Last night I took a walk instead of riding my stationary bike, 1.6 miles in 28 minutes equates to just a tad over 3mph. upon walking through the door when I was through I noticed that I was wearing the same hoodie that I had taken some pictures back in Jan in and asked Wify to take a pic of me to compare it to the one taken in January, man what 10 months can do to a fella! The jeans in the before pic are 6 whole sizes too big for me now! and the jeans in the after (the ones I am wearing) are 4 sizes too big and cinched up with a belt, the hoodie and hat are the same. I remember taking the before picture very clearly, it was when I had just began walking for exercise and we took the kids outside and were going to walk to a small playground thats only about 2 blocks from our house and I remember saying to Wify once we got to the playground "looks like I got my exercise in for the day" I had walked a total of 2 blocks! and felt that was exercise! have a look at the side by side for yourself.

My intake was at 1685 total calories for Monday with dinner being turkey burgers cooked outside on the grill with sweet potato fries on the side which is pretty much one of my favorite meals since starting to eat better. Tonight I am planning on making BLT's with turkey bacon and whole wheat bread and meal planning comes naturally now. Exercising just happens and I feel bad if I miss a day, this is such a change from how things were for far too long.

Since today is election day my son is home from school and I have two kiddos to deal with so I will keep this post short. Everything is on track and were still trucking along with the eating better and living healthy and I am hoping that I can report a big drop this week. The last thing I will leave you with today is, Go Vote! it doesn't matter who for, just do it.

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DONEPAT 11/7/2008 9:51AM

    Wow. You look great. I have to say again, it looks like you lost more than what the numbers say, but that's me.

I did vote, I walked to the firehouse, and then went to Aldis for food shopping and I carried home 10 lbs of groceries. (yeah, I weighed it like your candy). The round trip was 1 and a half hours, but delete shopping, it makes it......1 hour. Still, good. This time last year, I had a broken foot and was in a cast.

So, enjoy your fav time of year. (this is not mine). I will await for spring.
Love to check out your blogs.
I still think you should...........blah blah blah........... :) publish.......blah, blah
Patty

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PUMPKINFACE73 11/6/2008 9:13PM

    Geez neighbor you are sure melting away and looking good...woo hoo
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods....lol


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ZIRCADIA 11/5/2008 10:11PM

    WOOHOO! :D You already heard my detailed comments on that picture -- it rocks!!!! :D Turkey Burgers and Sweet potato fries = heaven. :) I have a mass of sweet potatoes at home that I bought this past weekend at a produce stand. Maybe I will make some tonight!

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TRACYZABELLE 11/5/2008 5:44PM

    Every time I read a blog of yours I am more and more motivated.. YOu are an inspiration to us all!

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TRECECOOKS 11/5/2008 3:22PM

    You are such a constant encouragement. I know you must feel terrific, and your wife must be so glad for you!!

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ANGELBLEU 11/5/2008 2:17PM

    wow!!!! That is like a huige transformation! you look great! :)

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DITRYING 11/5/2008 12:04AM

    Wow - you look phenomenal! Great job!

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LEAVY1213 11/4/2008 6:00PM

    WOW!! What an inspiring photo! Look how far you have come! Congrats!!!!

Turkey burgers and sweet potato fries are one of our favorite meals too!! YUMMY and healthy! :-)

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SWEETSPCL 11/4/2008 11:40AM

    Oh my goodness how inspiring!!!!!!! What a great picture of determination and a made up mind. Keep up the good work!!!!!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 11/4/2008 10:37AM

    Great inspiration! I hope to have some before and afters like that soon! Well not exactly like that, I mean I wouldn't look good with the facial hair ;P Anyway sorry for being MIA on your blogs for a bit, so happy to hear about all your success. Less than 100 from your goal? Woohoo!! Keep up the good work, we'll keep reading!!

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SWDESERTLOVER 11/4/2008 10:34AM

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They say a picture is worth 1000 words and your pictures prove that. What an awesome job you've done. You should be very proud of yourself. Congratulations to you and keep up the good work!
Cindy

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TELERIE 11/4/2008 10:00AM

    Astonishing what 10 months can do, eh? Very inspiring!

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WYCKEDSTEPMOM 11/4/2008 9:16AM

    Wow ... it's true what they say - a picture is worth a thousand words. Kudos to you on your healthy lifestyle - apparently it works!

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Push ups and candy oh my!

Saturday, November 01, 2008


I just wanted to plop a quick post down to let all who responded to yesterdays post adding to the push up tally for today that I did in fact do the 70 push ups for the 7 comments where people drank their water. I did 2 sets of 20 and 2 sets of 15 with about a minute rest between sets this afternoon and then we were off to my Mother in laws house for dinner, we had Salmon, butternut squash, seasoned baby red potatoes and steamed broccoli with a Halloween cake for desert, it was a good solid meal that I only went slightly over calories on because of a pumpkin beer and the cake. We walked for more than 2 hours last night trick or treating and the kids had a blast, we had a Mad scientist and an Ice princess that ended up with more than 7 pounds of candy combined! I weighed it on my salters scale, not a bad haul for a family that includes two people on a low calorie intake plan, one child with diabetes and the other is just three, we will be donating the candy at my wifes job where they do a collection each year.

We just got in and like I said I thought I would pop up a quick post letting anyone that cares enough to read that I made good on my push up challenge. I did et too many candies and I will admit that up front but hey its once per year and I am after all only human right? tomorrow (Sunday) I am back on track 100% and no more candy unless it goes onto my Excel sheet and even then I am planning on limiting what I eat, that concludes tonights update.

Thanks for following.

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Me

  
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DONEPAT 11/7/2008 9:46AM

    Hey!
Pumpkin Beer? Is there such a thing? I drink pumpkin spice coffee - 2 cals a cup.
Well, I donated my candy this year too. I only had 15 trick or treaters.
You did good!
Just wanted to check out your blogs.
See ya,
Patty

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TRACYZABELLE 11/4/2008 1:47AM

    Admitting our backsliding is hard but so good to do.. if we lie we are only hurting ourselves! YOu can do it, you always do, you never cease to amaze me with your losses!

TracYZ

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GRAMMABENJI 11/3/2008 7:20PM

    THAT IS ALOT OF CANDY GOOD IDEA ON DONATING IT. YOU CANT BEHAVE EVERYDAY AND YOU HAVE DONE SO WELL A FEW PIECES I DONT THINK IS GOING TO HURT YOU TOO BAD. HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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SWEETZMIX 11/3/2008 11:59AM

    Damn that is a lot of candy. But glad to hear u will be donating ur candy. I handed out candy on Friday and I plan on giving it away. My BF keeps eating the candy, the funny thing is I have to temptations to eat it except on Halloween I had a few pieces.

emoticon on ur weight loss too!! You are right on track!!

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BIGGIRL2082010 11/3/2008 9:20AM

    Dang! I can't believe I missed that challenge! :) Way to go on those pushups - I'm sure they offset more than a few candy calories, PLUS you'll have great pecs and shoulders and biceps. :)

Cheers,
Maya

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RACHEL630 11/2/2008 11:05PM

    What a haul!!! I'm so glad that you guys donated it. That could be a serious setback if it sat there. :)

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KAYOTIC 11/2/2008 8:37PM

    That was some candy haul! Good for you for donating it and only eating a few...

And all those push-ups! Great, should cancel out at least one or 2 of those candies...



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BABY_GIRL69 11/2/2008 7:13PM

    You must have impeccable pecs!I have tried to do as may as 24 with the perfect push up & man I am aching like mad after 12! emoticon So I ate candy too on Halloween but I didn't eat food. So I ate some but not so much that I gained a pound. Keep on blogging, because we are all human even with our goals in sight.

Blessings,

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KATIEBIRDBKOOL 11/2/2008 5:07PM

    You done great! :)

You seem like you have a very balanced view of things, but only one word of advice from someone waaaaay older than you. emoticon There are a lot of "only once a year" events all throughout the year, and they are sometimes almost back to back. So be vewy, vewy careful. We're working on this weight loss being long term. Donating the extra candy is such a wise move, so good job!

See ya lighter,
Katie

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SLCOLMAN 11/2/2008 2:25PM

    Sounds like a wonderful time!!
WTG with those push ups!

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MESACHICK 11/2/2008 2:23PM

  We are also donating our candy bowl to Shae's school...she is only 4 but she is pretty disciplined about only having 1-2 pieces per day. My hubby likes to "pick" at her candy but I have decided that I am going to be a candy snob...LOL...I decided that I only like dark chocolate now. (Untrue, but "act as if", right???) :-) I'm giving away ALL of her Almond Joy's though...my big weakness :-)

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KARBIE18 11/2/2008 8:53AM

    At least you had that excellent meal to balance out the candy. I hate when I read that someone is starving him/herself just so they can eat junk. Keep up the good work, and I'm glad you had such a good time with your family.

Karen

P.S. Pumpkin beer???

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Weighing in on Halloween, good news!

Friday, October 31, 2008


This Ducati 848 weighs in at 369 pounds just like yours truly. and as always because spark only allows 1 photo per blog entry you can see the rest of the pictures including Lilo the pit bull on my blogspot at zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/

I will get right to it today, I dropped 2 pounds bringing me to 369! thats right I am into the 60's! I have been riding my bike daily which has no doubt helped me this week and considering that I was up more than a pound in the beginning of the week I would have to say that I am happy with the two pound loss. I am giving myself this week to ride the bike and walk and the ST starts more serious starting next week, I want to ease into it rather than slamming into it hard off the bat. I have 94 pounds left to lose before I hit my goal of being 275 pounds so I am inching closer and closer by the week. here are a few photos for you to see what I have lost and all that.

Here is a look at my intake from Thursday.

10/30/08

Breakfast
7:15 AM
1 banana 105
1 T peanut butter 95

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

Lunch
2:15 PM
1 can tuna 150
2 80 cal rolls 160
6oz sweet potato fries 150
1 T miracle whip 35
ketchup 20

Dinner
6:00 PM
2 cups home made soup 300
3/4 cup white rice 150

9:15 PM
8oz dannon light and fit yogurt 120

Grand total of 1590 calories for the day, not too shabby! Halloween should be fun We have plans to take the kiddos out tonight around the neighborhood and it will be another chance to compare the weight loss. I remember last year purposely taking my time because of my back hurting and we made it around a couple blocks with no real issue but this year should be better and since I walk around the neighborhood now for exercise I know trick or treating will be easy peasy this time around. Into the 60's with my weight and a nice long walk planned for later today, I will have to watch the candy but that should be no problem really.

Once again I will say that if you read this far into the post hop on up and grab a big glass of water and your body deserves it, if you do that and post a comment stating so I will do 10 push ups on Saturday for every comment posted before midnight Halloween night! (this is for comments on my blogspot only or else I could really be in trouble!) I could be getting myself in trouble with that one but it is what it is and the challenge is on!

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RACHEL630 11/2/2008 11:00PM

    Dude, looking at your food (especially the God's-gift-to-mankind sandwich!) is making me hungry! Great job keeping your calories in range. ---- And grats on making it into the 60s!

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DONEPAT 11/1/2008 7:47PM

    Well, you know I've been following your blogs, and water is no problem. Thinking about push ups is no longer an option for me, now that you are setting an example.

BTW, did very well eating in FL with the family. I refused to set foot in 2 different places that only had fried food. I mean, I had NO way out. So, we chose a healthier spot. I'm not usually like that, but now, I guess I am.

As always, keep on going, and we will follow.
Patty

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KATIEBIRDBKOOL 11/1/2008 12:27PM

    All I can say is that I read your blog daily and I'm so very happy for you and for your family who loves you. I'm on the losing track too, so see ya lighter!

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DITRYING 10/31/2008 11:43PM

    I needed that motivation to get up and get a glass of water. Congrats on being in he 60s and on your continued weight loss. Drop and give me 10!
Di

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FORESTLITTLE 10/31/2008 9:53PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss!!! Awww, drank the glass of water, you owe me ten push ups!!! Yippee!!! Hope you and your family have a "spook-tacular" and "boo-tiful" Halloween!!! Hugs!!!
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DSDONEBTFG 10/31/2008 4:18PM

    One glass of water down! Now give me 10!!! Lol...

I'm am truly amazed, impressed and awed (all the same I know) with your progress. I checked out your blog as well and left a comment there too.

Your a winner!!!

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JEANNE0724 10/31/2008 4:14PM

    ok, I am impressed you can even do 10 pushups! congratulations on your loss, I am new to this blogging, guess need to get up with the times...I am glad to see someone else like me, not a big traditional morning food person, some days I have a sandwich in the morning, and cereal for a snack at night...good luck with the walk tonight and have fun!

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KARBIE18 10/31/2008 4:12PM

    Great job on the two pounds, and for getting into the 60s. Sounds like you're thinking positive and making good choices. Keep up the good work, and I'll do ten push-ups for you as well.

Karen

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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.

10/29/08

Breakfast
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

Lunch
12:30 PM
1oz doritos 140

3:30 PM
1 can Progresso soup 160

Dinner
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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Me

  
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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)...do guys get to use anything like that???

BTW...how 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

    OMG
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!

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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 right...it 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 favorite..lol)

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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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