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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

the physical pressure, pull, or other force exerted on one thing by another; strain.

This is the problem, sometimes when stress introduces itself into a situation things tend to go awry and not on the path for which we would like them to. The last couple of weeks have been anything but smooth sailing around here and it is in fact affecting things where the weight loss is concerned. I had a slight gain last week and finally yesterday I got back down to 369 pounds which was my weight the week previous so I am back to where I was a week and a half ago and am going to try and get back into focus with the weight loss. I have not exercised at all for the past week or so and though I have been staying within my calorie range I have not recorded it for the same time period and I know I am not eating and drinking the way I need to be to keep the weight moving in a downward direction, the bottom line is that I need to get this thing rolling again in a positive direction stress or no stress.

a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance: battle plans.

The plan, I have decided that the only way to get this rolling as I need it to is to do what I did in Jan, whats that you ask? well I am glad you asked! I have to just do it, thats it, simple right? well it is. In Jan I knew that I had to do something about the weight or else it was going to do something about me, though I have made a huge dent in the health issue by losing 165 pounds so far I am far from done I am afraid, so I need to keep that in mind. As of today November 11th 2008 I am going to attempt to go back to the strict Me that I know is there. I have not been exercising like I should, I have not been recording times that I eat like I should and I have been drinking a lot of Coke Zero and diet mountain dew in place of my green tea, I have not been taking my daily vitamins. thats all done now, I made 2 gallons of green tea last night and am more than half way through one of them already at roughly ten am. Between the stress that is going on here and the fact that I have gotten comfortable with myself, meaning that at 369 I am very much able to do pretty much anything that I want to and am happy with it, BUT as I said I still have a long way to go before I am at a weight that I would call healthy.

* At least 50 push ups daily
* At least 20 minutes on the stationary bike 5x per week
* Stick within my 1700 calories per day, no exceptions
* Drink at least 1 gallon of green tea per day
* Take my multivitamin daily no exceptions

Stress happens, life happens and neither stop or get out of the way because we have things to do or a program to stick to and the only way its going to get done is if we do it. I don't feel bad because of the last couple weeks and I don't feel like I am failing at this whole weight loss thang because of a stressful situation rearing its head, it is what it is and if I am going to drop this weight its exactly that, "I" have to do it.

Thanks for reading along.

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RACHEL630 11/12/2008 10:46PM

    I'm having a hard time kicking the diet soda thing, too (you can read my latest blog to see that!!). I made myself a new batch of tea and I'm gonna get back on that horse, too.

Your blogs are always so great! Thanks for inspiring us all.

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BABY_GIRL69 11/12/2008 5:18PM

    I know exactly how you have you feel. I had been doing the same thing but I have been trying to put in my regular 1 hour of walking but I started to do 15mins of cardio & 15mins of abs/weights kickboxing or step aerobics. The thing was making sure I move my body. Now I got back to 45mins to 60mins of cardio!

Calories, well, I try to stay between 1200-1500 and I do okay most days but I was going over. If you need me, I am here.


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KATIEBIRDBKOOL 11/12/2008 5:00PM

    We have a different journey from those who only have a few pounds to lose. We don't get to the top of the mountain in a straight line -- it's usually a zig-zag pattern. You've zigged, and now you need to zag. And I can tell that you will not be satisfied until you reach your goal so I have confidence that you will see your way there.

Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs.

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VERGE_OF_ME 11/12/2008 10:14AM

    Fantastic, so true. I know you can do this...and I know I need to go find my horse....thank you for sharing this!!!

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JAZZSIREN 11/12/2008 12:46AM

    Congrats for coming up with a plan to re-motivate yourself! I'm glad I'm not the only one in the stress gone awry boat!

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ZIRCADIA 11/11/2008 10:03PM

    WOOHOO! :D The resolve is back -- the plan is made. :) You can stick to this even with the stress -- I KNOW IT!

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TELERIE 11/11/2008 4:41PM

    Thing is I've found: Stress is lessened by exercise! It's really a great plan you have, getting back to basics. Getting the exercise in. I bet you'll feel less stressed just by doing something small ... I do!
I'll be here cheering for you! I think VeeJay has it covered... we need breathers from time to time - to evaluate the process - to catch up with what's going on inside. So much of this process is mental.
I know you'll keep on keeping on and be amazing!

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LEAVY1213 11/11/2008 3:10PM

    We all get sidetracked at one point or another. But how we handle it now is the test! :-) Did you turn to food to comfort or fulfill or get away from your stress? If so, then do better next time. If not, YAY it is a step in the right direction. Just keep moving forward and you will succeed. Look how far you have already come, over half way to your goal. Don't get sidetracked now! You can do it!

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PUMPKINFACE73 11/11/2008 2:55PM got this...I have NO DOUBT that you will succeed....SMILE...Life is too short not to smile and have so many people here to cheer you on and support you through every step, bump, detour of your lets do it....I am going to check in on you weekly and see houw you are doing with your goals...and PLEASE do the same CT peeps gotta look out for one another...I got your back and I know you got mine...woo hoo

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SWEETZMIX 11/11/2008 2:15PM

    Hey, Hey YOU!! Yea u!!!! You know what to do!! I think u need to get in that frame of mind. Start fresh, but not necessarily. Does that make sense?? lol Get the crap ou of ur view if u cant, plan ur days like u used to and take it all in stride. We can't always avoid the stress but we shouldn't let it take over our lives.

Put a smile on ur face & think positive!!!!!!!!!

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DONEPAT 11/11/2008 1:32PM

    First of all the horse is breathing a sigh of relief, cuz you are 165 pounds thinner. The horse also back in your yard, eating your wife's flowers. I had it at my apt. for this week. :) I got back on it, now its your turn.

As my friend MS. Kelly stated, what stress is for her- true. Stress= LIFE. Unfortunately, more and more. But, you can do this. I know you can.
I've had a lot of stops and starts myself, but I never evaluated them before, you had, your first, and you figured it out, and you can move on! ( I evaluate mine now).
Get the COKE zero out of the house. (yuk).
And get back to what you were doing. That's a NJ order, Mr. Meatball. (lol)
I say that with a smile. Really.
You can SOOO do this.
Horse and all.
Your NJ friend,
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KWOLF150 11/11/2008 12:35PM

Me...I spell it K E L L Y.
I am about to spell it...
O U T O F H E R E!

I am quite frankly tired of it!

Exercise that stuff right on out the door.
Let's do it!

Thanks for sharing.
Kel emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 11/11/2008 12:19PM

    Motivation+ focus+ MOvement =SUCCESS!

You can do it, we are all pulling for you. I go back and forth a lot and it stinks-- I don't want togo all the way back so I gather my motivation and refocus-- now to get moving!!!

We can do it!


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VEEJAY3 11/11/2008 11:35AM

    Hey Botzzz ... I am with you. I'm easing up on myself, as well, and know I need to buckle back down. Actually, I'm not "out of bounds" on either exercise or food, but I'm at the point (plateau, anyone?) that I need to re-draw the boundaries.

So thanks for a motivating bit o'blog here ... I'll start going the extra mile, too. I just ordered P90X and am afraid. Very afraid. But I'll jump in and start taxing my bod again, and perhaps the scale will move.

(But there IS something to be said for enjoying this new, lower weight for a while without stressing about the scale going the rest of the way down. I think it's called a "breather.")

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LAURA915 11/11/2008 11:23AM

    Good for you! I agree that getting back on track is the best plan. I strayed off track and gained back 20 pounds. You need to nip this in the bud before that happens to you. Hang in there!!! You are doing awesome!!

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Weighing in and a gain! :(

Friday, November 07, 2008

Today is Friday so that means its weigh in day again, honestly I expected a gain this week, I did next to no exercise this week and slipped more than once over the past 7 days, I had some candy on Halloween and I have been eating a candy bar here and there all week, albeit they were fun size bars still candy none the less. I have been binging on sweet chunks of chocolaty goodness because its been a stressful week (non weight loss related) as you can see from my lack of posting this week But I won't try and make excuses, it is what it is. I did stick to my calories for the most part but I as I mentioned did next to no exercise and the result is that I am up slightly more than one pound from last week, 370.6 is what the scale said more than once so thats what it will get recorded at. Yesterdays calories came in low at 1405 and I ended the day with some very yummy Kiwi fruit the lowness of the total is no biggie but it is much lower than it should have been and I will be back on track today and this week.

For reasons unknown the ships are all docked and have been there for two days now, today making day three and I believe that may also be partially responsible for the gain this week because when they decide to leave port I am sure I will be back at or at least closer to last weeks 369 weigh in. Could it be the candy? could it be that I haven't been drinking enough? or maybe the lack of movement this week has something to do with it? no pun intended. I might attempt to go all veggie this weekend with the intake just for kicks and see if it helps with getting the frigates out of the yard on a more regular schedule again. For the most part everything is still all good and well but we all hit a speed bump here ad there and I am no exception to the rule unfortunately for me. Sometimes the drama of plain old living gets the better of us and knocks us off course, the only thing we can do is get back on that horse and try again, please don't take my less than enthusiastic post this morning as anything more than I am in a blah mood which has been the case for a couple days, I AM still on board and I AM sticking with the keep on keepin on, ain't nothing changing that, like I said sometimes we have these weeks. I will not post a pic of what I weigh today because I don't feel like going backwards with the weight in the photo and I apologize for being less than an inspiration this week, sometimes its me that needs the support and it appears this was that week. Thanks for following along.

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RACHEL630 11/12/2008 10:53PM

    Dude, how'd you get, like, 92 comments on your blog?! You're a SP rockstar!

I think I'm going to lay in bed at night tonight and think about the kiwi/mouse. How sad! :(

Hey, chin up! We all have rough days (and weeks!). Just pick yourself back up, keep going, and don't let the struggles from yesterday spill over on to today.

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TELERIE 11/11/2008 4:41PM

    I'll never eat a kiwi fruit again without thinking of this... LOL

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JAZZSIREN 11/9/2008 10:28PM

    I feel the same way this week! And I'm sure it won't be the last time this year, with the holidays coming up. But I'm trying to have the same know, life happens! And there are some days (like holidays!) where I'm just going to enjoy it and not worry about things. The important thing is that when the day passes, I jump back on the wagon and exercise and eat right for the rest of the week. That's what makes it a lifestyle change rather than a diet. So no worries, even in your "failings" you are still an inspiration. :)

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LUCKY8GAL 11/8/2008 1:43PM

    Hang in there, the clouds will pass. I think they put something in chocolate that's addicting. Once you have had "that one bite" you can't seem to get enough. You need the chocolate fix and then you get the sugar high. I tell ya, the stuff should be illegal. I "just say no!"to all chocolate. I know I can't stop at one. Oh and by the way thanks, I'll never look at kiwi the same way again. emoticon

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PUMPKINFACE73 11/8/2008 11:03AM

    Must be in the CT air...I am with you and up 1.5 pounds this week...UGH
WE got this, WE will get it right and stick to our goals...and if we dont we will kick eachother in the butt...heck we neighbors and we are in this to win it Dude...I know you have more determination and drive then I will ever have...I have all the faith in the world with you and you ability to get it DONE....have a great ROCK and dont forget that


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DONEPAT 11/8/2008 9:11AM

    Ok- You hit a blah week. It's ok. You're human, and you're still doing it!
Next week will be better. We all have weeks like that, and you can plow right through this.

Um- I'm with everyone on the kiwi thing. They're not my favorite- but now I won't look at them the same. Also, for what.......someone said about permissible mouse droppings in candy - and that includes- any food too. (canned, mostly). Yeah. So, hooray for fresh, real food. Ok, enough grossness for one morning.
What SWEETZMIX said is so true, and no need to 'Play" and go veggie. Get back to what you're doing. It works.

We all care about you and you can do this.
Just sayin'

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SWEETZMIX 11/8/2008 8:39AM

    Sometimes life can suck and get the best of our moods. Like screw being positive, leave me along kind of feeling, u know?? So it's all good, you gained a lil bit and it can be from all those things you mentioned. No need to go veggie, just get urself back on track with ur exercise. That is the most important, I know you well enough on SP to know, once u do that. Then ur fitness swag will return and so will your eating!!!

No worries, cuz I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS?? Do you?!?

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DITRYING 11/8/2008 12:06AM

    Sorry you had a tough week. Your progress is amazing. Perfection is not necessary for change to occur. Hoping for a great next week for you.

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OMRIS99 11/7/2008 9:08PM

    They are all crazy. That picture is awesome. It reminds me of a cartoon my dad used to have hanging in his lab about how to prepare a kiwi. You take off the beak, head, and legs, shave, then slice... something like that.

I recommend the same thing too much on Spark, but in terms of weight, I swear by the Hacker's Diet method of weight monitoring. The author created a computer tool to track weight TRENDS, not just what you weighed at that one moment. You weigh yourself every day, enter it into the spreadsheet and it filters out the normal oscillations so you can still see the general trend, even if you happened to eat more sodium than usual and weigh more today.

Directions for using the tool are here:

and you can download the Excel tools here:

I know how the Halloween candy downfall feels. I seem to be really sensitive to sugar cravings; once I haven't had any sugar at all for awhile I'm fine. But slip up once, and I'm doomed.

I had one piece of candy and some Doritos on Halloween and I've been craving sugary candy and chocolate all week! So far I've resisted the urge to buy clearance candy, but it's a struggle every day. Oh the curse of thrift.

Best of luck. emoticon

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KARBIE18 11/7/2008 8:18PM

    I'm with Zircadia - I hope the kiwi you ate looked nothing like your picture. Anyway, just wanted to say, you are always an inspiration, even when your ships are docked. I can't even lose a lousy 25 more pounds, and you've taken off one hundred and fifty pounds! Amazing!

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ZIRCADIA 11/7/2008 2:22PM

    Dude, that picture is really gross. UGH. It makes me never want to eat kiwi again! hahaha. I think the gain is definitely a results of the factors you mentioned combined -- I don't think it's a legitimate gain, but a high fluctuation as a result of the boats/noexercise/candy/lowwater.... yeah. All of that combined can equal a higher day on the scale. Is the candy out of the house/your reach yet??? Eliminating access to it could be a good way to kickstart a no-candy streak, even if ordinarily we'd want to rely on our good intelligent minds to choose not to partake of the bad things that are available to us, sometimes if we fall into a habit of partaking it's good to have a clean break for a while to get back on track. :) But you do sound in a blah mood which makes me want to CHEER YOU UP!!!!! I wanna see myself on your blog soon! :D HAHAHAHAHA. No pressure. But you know what you need to do, so I won't continue to blather on.

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TRACYZABELLE 11/7/2008 2:10PM

    As you look at the kiddies candies, think of all the mice in the factory leaving behind treats that wind up in the candy bars!!!

I love kiwi but now I am scared after that picture... EEEK!

I am so sorry for your gain but you know what to do to get rid of it-- up the fluids and just do it! YOU can and will succeed! With all of us supporting you, you can not help but win this war!

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BIGGIRL2082010 11/7/2008 12:14PM

    Umm, is that picture of the mouse supposed to remind us that we _are_ what we eat? :)

By the way, given that your body has been cooperating for almost the whole year, try not to get too blah about the slight gain. And remember that candy is a mild depressant (sugar itself is, I mean!), so getting rid of the candy will help get your mood and motivation back up! :)

Did you know how many parts of rat droppings per million are considered "permissible" by the FDA? I don't know the number, but isn't it frightening that there _is_ a number? :)

You'll be back on track next week. In fact, start now and throw away or donate the rest of the candy! :)


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SIMPLE_TAILOR 11/7/2008 11:14AM

    Dude . . . You had significant changes in your diet/exercise and you still lost. Sure, it's not the incredible losses that you have traditionally posted, but it happens. You are looking amazing, take a look at that starting picture. You aren't back to that . . .

Ok, enough of the pep talk, Keep it up. You are doing really well. Keep it moving.

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MARYBETH_OHIO 11/7/2008 11:03AM

    Hello ,

You know stress happens and one thing I found out you are not going to loose every week .You know where you went wrong all you have to do is avoid the yummy candy bars next week and just work harder..
Remember none of us are perfect in no way shape or form, that is just the way we are made. You have done good so I wish you all the luck in the world for the new week coming up..
Marybeth emoticon

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SPAMSWIFE 11/7/2008 11:02AM

    There are some weeks that there is no visible progress. I am sure once things settle down and you are not Blah anymore you will see some real results.
Not working out could be part of the reason you are blah though. Those happy endorphins that get released while you exercise have not been let loose!

Satruday is a new day and Monday starts a new work week. A clean slate!! Relax this weekend and take some "me" time and all will be right with the world.

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TX.PATRICIA 11/7/2008 10:51AM

    You know what you need to do, and you will do it!

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SWDESERTLOVER 11/7/2008 10:40AM

    It's good that you recognize that hitting speed bumps along the way is part of the ride. I've hit my share of them, but as you say, you pick up and keep on going. Good luck to you and keep those positive thoughts and know that in the end you will prevail!

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A new picture, Voting, exercise, and meals...

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

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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

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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

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!

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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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DONEPAT 11/7/2008 9:46AM

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,

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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!


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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. :)


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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.


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    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,

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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 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.


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

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.


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

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

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!

As Ever

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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.

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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!

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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.


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