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I weighed in today and...

Friday, November 14, 2008

A bright and early post for your eyes, and I will get right to it with the weigh in numbers. Upon waking of course I went straight for the scale and the first number that I saw was 366.4lbs, woohoo! I thought, so I stepped off and back on again and 366.2lbs flashed across the display so once again for third times a charm and it was 366.2lbs again so it will be recorded as 366 pounds! Thats a 4.4 pound loss from last Friday and this is the lightest I have been yet since starting this weight loss regimen. I have lost a total of 168 pounds to date and I have 91 pounds left to lose to get to my goal of weighing 275 pounds and that fact is simply insane to me seeing that I was 534 pounds just 10 months ago, so needless to say I am happy with this weeks weight number and just in general am feeling great about the entire process thus far, here are some photos so that you can have a visual reference for these figures.

This 2003 GSX R 750 weighs in at 366 pounds like me.

This is Dana some of you already know her from Spark, She has lost 122 pounds and weighs 168 pounds in this photo taken on Halloween 2008 which is what I have lost to date, she is a fellow blogger that I met while on my weight loss journey and someone that I find inspiration in from time to time. She looks great eh?

This fine young pitbull weighs in at 91 pounds which is what I have left to lose to reach my goal.

I am happy to be back on a downward swing with the weight and ill be trying my best to keep it that way because as we all know Thanksgiving is on the way and after that Christmas is just around the corner and I know I will be slipping on those days, I say slipping but its not really slipping as I am going to just enjoy myself and not count calories those days. I don't plan on gorging myself for the holidays but why can't a fella enjoy some good eats along with everyone else? yep hes gonna! once again if you made it to this point in my post you deserve a glass of water so go get it and I will put the challenge out there again this week and do 10 push ups on Saturday for every comment that I get on todays post by midnight Friday Nov 14th stating that you got that drink! last week I had 7 comments before midnight so I ended up with 70 push ups on Saturday, it was a fun challenge so I am tossing it out there again and Wify can confirm that I did them again via a comment on a weekend post but remember the challenge is that you drink a glass of water and then post that you did, so go get hydrated. This push up challenge is for comments on my blogspot I post my blog in 3 places and if I counted all of my comments I would die on Saturday! lol

Thanks for reading and for all of the support.

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SLCOLMAN 11/14/2008 11:42PM

    Huge Congratulations!!!!

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ECENT2001 11/14/2008 7:56PM

    Just stoppin' by to say you're incredible. Cheryl

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MOEDANCING 11/14/2008 4:22PM i scrolled and read i smiled and cheered... 4.4!!!

mind you my bladder is always full with all this water and tea drinking going on...hmmm

Lovely Dana...aaah!

bull dog... woot... rotfl...running for the bathroom

always a good time my friend

always a HELL YEAH!

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ANGELBLEU 11/14/2008 3:25PM

I got that drink... and 14 more...dunno if that helps the pushups at all but hehe go go go! :)

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RUSSELLORAMA 11/14/2008 2:15PM

    Congrats on being 4.4 pounds down! And to lose an entire person is amazing!


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PUMPKINFACE73 11/14/2008 1:57PM

    ok I am coming over for some of that tea...gotta be some magic in that tea
4.4 pounds....woot
It is incredible that you lost a Dana...that is just fantastic!
Have a great weekend....stay dry and I cant wait to see what amazing things you do next week.

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TRACYZABELLE 11/14/2008 12:39PM

    U R the melting man! I am so so happy that you made your goal this week as I know you were fretting over it~ Keep on keeping on and doing what you are doing and before you know it your next goal will be realized!

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KIMCATUS 11/14/2008 12:26PM

    I was directed here from Dana's blog and wow what an inspiration you are!! And what an amazing journey you are on! Congratulations and way to go!!! Oh, and I've drank 10 cups of water so far today! ;)

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KWOLF150 11/14/2008 11:48AM

    I am so happy for you. Don't you just feel like you are on top of the world?
I am on a downward swing as well. I know that my goal is in sight and that I will reach it. I just feel it.
Love to read the blogs. You are doing so well. Amazing.
NEW YOU!!!!!!
Keep it up!
I am so cheering for you!

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WAVEDANCER7 11/14/2008 11:40AM

    Dana directed me to your page to gloat about her FABULOUS picture (jk dana- i love you... and it really is fabulous!). And I'm soooo glad to be introduced to your amazing story!

I've already drank my 8 glass of water today and I'm going to fill out my nalgene (4 more cups) right now! Good luck with the pushups. And such a clever blog/push up challenge!

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MUSIC4ME 11/14/2008 11:33AM

    Hi!!!! I LOVE your blog!!!! :) I've lost 94 pounds as of today since March 24th of this year! :)

I drank 6 glasses of water already today....good luck with those push ups on Saturday. ;)

Reb in South Mississippi :)

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SWEETZMIX 11/14/2008 11:31AM

    emoticon I told u that u were going to make it happen & u did. You got right back into it, it's like u never fell completley off. Just a little off track.

That is awesome that you lost the same amount as Dana. COOL!!

And over 4 pounds lost, that's crazy!! emoticon

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MESACHICK 11/14/2008 11:13AM

  LOVE the pics!!! LOL I see the new Spark blog allows more than one photo now. Too cool! So cool you've lost a Dana! WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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DONEPAT 11/14/2008 11:06AM

    Was gonna be mischevious and post 3x, but karma would come around, and she's a petty girl, and I'm sure you'd get me back, so, I'll post once!

Yay whoo hoo! Wow- Love the pics too.
As I told AxisLady, I'm trying to handle the holidays like this: Ahem:

"Thanksgiving is ONLY Thursday."
It's ONE day.
IT's ONE MEAL. We can do this. Of course, its just me and the pets this Thanksgiving, so I am making a spark friendly meal. Yes- I was invited to my sisters, but long story. Short-by the time the Turkey is served I'd be the only sober one there. NOT FUN. LOL So, I'm doing my own thing.
There's more to it, but that's the short version........

As for Christmas, I have to figure that my ONE day thing doesn't add up. It's like a month- long- thing into Christmas. But, We have that too. - I just have to think up something know. Match. the. holiday.

Anyhow, congrats to YOU. Dana looks good, the dog is cute, and I have to get my walk in, and then go to the gym. Just to be good, I'll give you 20 at the gym. Deal?

Keep on going.

NJ Pat. :)

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ZIRCADIA 11/14/2008 10:31AM

    WOOHOO!!!!! :D You're not free of the weight equalling an entire ME. That is a little nutso for me to wrap my head around, but that is AWESOME!!! Imagine if you had to carry me around everywhere????? NOT FUN. Well... maybe fun for me for a little while, because I used to be terrified of getting picked up.. I think it was a defence mechanism for being too heavy to be picked up? Anyway, now that it's easiER to pick me up my DH does it from time to time and I flip out like I'm on a Roller Coaster or something. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA OK now I've completely changed the subject, but 4.4lbs!!! That's a great loss! :D

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 11/14/2008 10:27AM

    You were so right about the awesome picture for the weight loss post this week . . . 10 more pushups for you . . . Now off to get my glass of water.

Keep it up.

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ANGELBLEU 11/14/2008 10:13AM

    w00h00! congrats.. just proves what a little mind power will do ! :) great job! and nice pic of dana hehe :)

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MINI-ME-2B 11/14/2008 9:34AM

    CONGRATS! I love these pics, the bike, the person and the dog. LOL Love your outlook as well! Keep up the good work!

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TX.PATRICIA 11/14/2008 9:31AM

    Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!!! Keep up the good work and you will reach your goal in no time!!

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CHASSIDY2 11/14/2008 8:49AM

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TELERIE 11/14/2008 8:36AM

    You've lost A DANA!!!
emoticon Hilarious, I love it!!! Congratulations on your new low!
I have my water - Now, drop and give me 10! emoticon

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As the fat guy turns...and thigh meat!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday is here and that means I will be recording my weight for the week tomorrow morning, I am hoping for a three pound loss for no other reason than I have a picture I want to post up and it only get posted when I get to that number. I think the past few days of being strict has done me some good, I actually feel better than I have in a week or so and I honestly think its all of the tea that I am drinking again, diet soda just doesn't have the same effect on a fella. My intake yesterday though good was slightly higher than it should have been coming in at 1740 total calories which is not really all that bad but it is still above the range that I set for myself so I thought I would mention it. I have nothing extraordinary really to post today other than I am feeling back to normal where being strict yet reasonable with my intake goes, actually strike that I did see something that I cannot ever remember seeing in my life last night and that would be my belly and hip being at the same height while laying on my side. I was laying in bed on my side and couldn't help but notice that my hip bone was there, while this is nothing that seems out of this world it is in fact not something I am use to having so close to the surface so I laid directly on my side and my love handle was only slightly higher than my thigh meat! and I really do mean slightly. So that was kind of cool to see because it wasn't something I went looking for, it kind of just happened, ok enough about my hips and thigh meat.

As I walked down my hallway upstairs I was glancing at a series of photos we have hung along the hallway which is a bunch of cool sunsets that I have taken over the years, and in the middle of them is a picture from when we drove to CA about 9 years ago of Wify and myself standing on a bridge in Colorado with the sunsetting behind us, which is right around the time we met and something I noticed is that I am smaller now than in that pic. I asked Wify if she thought I was smaller now than in the pic to see if it was something that I was just hoping for or if it was in fact true and she concurred that I was indeed smaller now. As I mentioned in yesterdays post I want to get down to 300 pounds by the end of June, actually I want to get to 303 pounds by then and you might be wondering why 303 pounds, well thats what I weighed in High school so I figured its a good number to shoot for. Now I know that I weighed more than that by the end of high school but the weight was 303lbs from Gym class and I remember the number because its what Shaquille O'neal weighed back then and I would always say "if I was stretched out to his height I would be ok" so there you have it.

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I am hoping to be able to report back that a big loss has come but we won't know until tomorrow, and I didn't even weigh myself this morning so I don't know if I am close or up from the last 2 days so I will be surprised in the morning myself. Tune in tomorrow same bat time same bat channel to find out if more fat has been evacuated on the next bone chilling episode of as the fat guy turns. Thanks for reading along , which reminds me, You need to go get a glass of water now that You have reached the end of the post and as a primer for tomorrows weigh in I will again do 10 push ups for every comment that the weigh in post gets. Last week it was 70 what will this week bring my poor chest?

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VEEJAY3 11/14/2008 12:19AM

    You're killin' me, Botzzz! It's 10:15, and here I have to go drink this glass of water right before bedtime.
You just KNOW where I'll be at 2 AM, don't ya? But just to cost you a few pushups, I'm willing to sleepwalk to the privvy.

I remember lying in bed and marveling at my thinner arms and thighs as the weight came off. It just feels so darn FABULOUS!!! I'll drink to that.


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MESACHICK 11/13/2008 10:20PM

  After being off of Spark for the last week (travel), I realized I didn't get ANY Botzzz updates!! I somehow got unsubscribed from your blogs and just re-subscribed. Just wanted to say...WAY TO OVERCOME AND ROCK IT!!! (As usual) :-) Enjoy your weekend!!

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TRACYZABELLE 11/13/2008 6:28PM

    With your determination and focus, I know you can do it! What a great number and reason!! I am pulling for you all the way!

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DONEPAT 11/13/2008 3:29PM

    OOOOOOOH Clapping hands! LOL - I'll post a few times and tell everyone else to. Ok, just kidding That would be a lot of push ups. :)

"The Fat Guy Turns" - perfect. Funny. And I love Homer Simpson, only because he reminds me of my b-i-l. And I can't laugh at HIM, so I laugh at Homer.

Good luck tomorrow. You probably did great. I pulled a 3 this week and I hope I can keep it up. I went to the gym 4 times this week and on the days I didn't I walked and then did a biggest loser video.

Good luck tomorrow.
Patty emoticon

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TELERIE 11/13/2008 3:07PM

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Thanks, I needed the reminder!

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CALICAVEGIRL 11/13/2008 2:24PM

    Thanks for the reminder. I have actually been glancing at my empty water cup for an hour now... so thanks for that little push that I needed to get up from my desk and go fill it up already!

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Back to business.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday went smoothly and I felt like I was back in the game with all of the dedication that I have had earlier in the year. Calories came in at 1515 total and I drank about 1.5 gallons of home brewed green tea, the only exercise that I did was some push ups but I am not worried about that, the frame of mind is most important. I can honestly say that I feel better just from the one day that I got back on track and I feel good about restarting with the strict regimen again. I plan on riding the bike today and doing the push ups again and so far I am on track for the day with intake, also I am down in weight this morning so like I mentioned all is well and I feel like I have control of the helm again. As I type the flavor of green tea laced with lime juice is on my lips and my chest is sore from the push ups and this is back on, and I mean its on in the way that I plan on a big loss this week and even if I don't get a big loss its still going to continue in a downward direction where weight is concerned and I want to try and get down to 300 pounds by the end of June 2009, I just do not think hitting that 200 pounds lost by Jan is going to happen because it means that I need to lose 5 pounds per week until Jan 1st, so though I will still try my best to get as close as possible I know when something is just not going to happen and thats ok because I have changed my lifestyle and the weight loss that I have realized so far is proof of that and the weight will come off eventually. Have a look at the menu from Tuesday.


8:00 AM
1 banana 105
1 T peanut butter 95

10:00 AM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 T peanut butter 95
1 T jam 50

11:45 AM
1/2 med pickle 10

2:15 PM
1 can Progresso soup 160

6:45 PM
6oz baked BBQ chicken 360
3/4 cups white rice 150
1/2 cup black beans 105
2 T light sour cream 40

extra bites 120

8:30 PM
1 pear 85

Let me explain "extra bites" in the menu, my daughter had french fries with her dinner and I grabbed a couple that were left over on her plate after dinner, and while I was making the bbq chicken I tasted a tiny piece to make sure it was seasoned correctly and in the interest of counting as accurately as possible I estimated higher than I thought the calories were and onto the menu they went. Stress or no stress I have to stay on track with this intake and exercise plan that I have created for myself because it is necessary for my health to continually get better and without our health what do we have ultimately? With that said, I'm off to get two more gallons of green tea going so I will end this post here for now, know that before my next post I will have ridden the bike for at least 20 minutes and I will have done at least 50 push ups as well as drank more than a gallon of green tea, what will you have done in the same time? oh! and again if you read this far into the post, get up and get a glass of water, whats it going to hurt? just do it!

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MOEDANCING 11/13/2008 11:11AM

    plain and simple

love me some Botzzz

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RACHEL630 11/12/2008 10:36PM

    I actually poured myself a glass of water before I read your blog --- half in anticipation of your ever-present (and super helpful) reminder/instruction to drink water. Here's a glass to you! emoticon

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DONEPAT 11/12/2008 10:33PM

    Whoo HOO!
You got this! I need to try the green tea. I guess the horse is out to pasture, or you took it to someone else who needed it and not to a glue factory........

Now I need to get myself some water. How did you know I only had 3 glasses today? HMM?

Patty emoticon

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MINI-ME-2B 11/12/2008 10:21PM

    It's amazing how you feel when you decide to get back on track! Good for you! Five pounds a week is a very optimistic goal. But, you have the right mindset. You're developing better habits and THAT is what counts!

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KLC23MOM 11/12/2008 6:05PM

  I got my water- 32 oz. and then 32 oz. green tea and another 32 oz. water... did 50 wall push ups and 40 minutes Turbo Jam.... and now I'm looking for something else to do while my energy is still up..... keep up the good work and so will I.....


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BIGGIRL2082010 11/12/2008 3:00PM

    Good work, getting back on track!

I'm rooting for you to get REEEEEALLY close to having lost 200 by Jan 1st ... your body may surprise you!


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PUMPKINFACE73 11/12/2008 2:50PM

    with all the tea you drank you must have lived in the bathroom...LMAO
I knew you would look forward and keep on got this!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 11/12/2008 2:06PM

    Good to hear you have the spark going again and are kicking everyone's butt again, big man or not . . .

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TELERIE 11/12/2008 1:24PM

    Woohoo, you have your spark! Yupyup, I had some water and I did my 50 jumping jacks before falling about laughing at myself & I'll go for an evening walk before bed!
- Marit

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TRACYZABELLE 11/12/2008 12:39PM

    SO maybe 200 by Feb 14-- heart day to improve your heart-- that makes the amount to be released so much less! I would like to be 450 by the new year then 425 by Easterish and 399 by July2 my birthday BUT-- I will not let the scale rule me!

You are doing great and continue to amaze me with your awesomeness! Keep up the good work and NEVER lose your focus!

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SWEETZMIX 11/12/2008 12:24PM

    Sounding Good!! Sounding sO positive!! Dare I say you are back on track!! Maybe u never fell off, just got a little derailed. It's all about the lifestyle!!

And I got some water too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh look, its a horse! I think I will get back on.

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.

As Ever

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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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