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Monday, November 17, 2008

Tis Monday, I have a chicken carcass going in the kitchen making some broth because I am being lazy and don't want to make a soup with it. I am right on track were the weight loss is concerned and have a good feeling about the end of the year number coming up, anyone that reads regularly knows that I was going to shoot for 200 pounds lost by the end of the year which would have been 200 pounds in one year, but this is a bit ambitious. A bit more than 4.5 pounds per week until the end of the year actually, though I don't think that number is a probability I have already stated that I will treat the end of the year as if I am going for that goal but know in my heart that I won't make it. It is all about attitude and I do believe in the power of suggestion or in this case the power of believing will play a huge role in me getting as close to that end of the year number as possible. I was chatting with my father on the phone over the weekend and he asked me "how many bags" to which I replied "a little more than 33" and we talked about how I would like to drop 200 pounds by the end of the year and he said "you do know you aren't going to make it right?" and I said "yep but that doesn't mean I can't try" it is after all not impossible, I admit not probable but impossible? go ahead and say impossible and I will do everything to prove you wrong!

The point is that people always seem to have an excuse to not lose weight, be it no time, they don't know how to or the willpower doesn't exist. All false of course and all just the next excuse in the line of excuses that brought them additional weight on their bones. In the beginning of the year I decided that excuses did not a single person good and I am not excluded from that club, the only thing that will get the weight off and keep it off will be moderate eating and a regular exercise schedule. if you don't like that equation then you are most likely destined to be heavy for the duration of your time here on this rock we call home, or at least unhappy with your results. Each and every one of us can do this weight loss gig, and each and everyone of us can be successful at it as long as the time and effort that it deserves goes into it and we are honest with ourselves about what we are eating and whether we are getting the exercise in that we should be.

Anyone can lose weight, anyone can exercise daily, I guess the question is do you want it bad enough? I do. I actually get excited sometimes about trying to lose weight and at this point in the game its just that, a game. Now that I realize that losing weight is not actually anything more than mind over matter, if you can take the excuses out and replace it with a little bit of drive I believe we would find that none of us would have weight issues.

Thanks for reading along.

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TRACYZABELLE 11/20/2008 5:15AM

    I want it bad enough but I need a kick in the a$$ to jump start me! It has been a rough week with my kid away and I need to get on track for her return! We all can do whatever we put our mind to..

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LADYZHERRA 11/18/2008 6:50PM

    Thanks for this great inspiration! You have such drive to reach your goals, and it will happen! Keep up the great work!

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TRECECOOKS 11/18/2008 1:41PM

    Lots of food for thought here, with many excellent points. The hardest thing for me has become believing that I will do it (not just can, but will).

I was thingking about your post from the other day, and I realized that my eventual weight loss goal is 5 lbs. shy of a Dana - Lord, what a thought!!

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TX.PATRICIA 11/18/2008 8:20AM

    You are a true motivator, keep it coming!

You will reach your goals!!!

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DRAGONFLYS76 11/18/2008 1:51AM

    Very insightful way of looking at weight loss. I have too agree stop the excuses and just do it.

Angie emoticon

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DITRYING 11/18/2008 12:56AM

    Great blog. I agree that aiming high will get you a whole lot farther than aiming low every time. Good luck as you go for it.

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DANGERGOOB 11/17/2008 10:08PM

    very inspirational post. I definitely need to take all that into practice. I've stumbled way too much this year and made one too many excuses!

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RUSSELLORAMA 11/17/2008 9:17PM

    Amen! No excuses, no whining, just get it DONE!

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MESACHICK 11/17/2008 9:15PM

  Great post about losing mental fat!! So much of the journey begins, lasts and ends up in the noggin. You rock!!

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MOEDANCING 11/17/2008 5:59PM

    jumpin up...waving my arms...shouting out...


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TELERIE 11/17/2008 5:54PM

    "How bad do you want it!" Hell yeah!
Another great blog! I predict you'll be pretty close to your goal, and at least you're trying damn hard.

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LEAVY1213 11/17/2008 5:44PM

    That is so true. I think everyone has to come to the place where they actually WANT to do it. And can mentally do it. So many times I have WANTED to do it, but haven't mentally be ready to do it. So I would do great for awhile and then quit. Not this time. This time I was/am ready and willing and DOING it! I will put in the work to get the results. I won't take some magic pill and wake up in the morning to a 130 pound woman! lol I wish, but that isn't realistic and it isn't necessary. I can do this without a magic pill but good old fashioned work! :-) It is amazing to me that eventually everyone gets back to the tied and trued old fashioned eat healthy and exercise recipe for success. If they don't, they don't keep it off. Plain and simple.

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Drop and give me 150!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It is 4:59PM Saturday and I have made good on my challenge, I just completed my push ups from the comments yesterday, I did a total of 151 push ups broken into six sets 20 and two sets of 15 with an extra one at the end for good measure. I took about a minute to 90 seconds between sets and I KNOW that I will regret doing this tomorrow or even later this evening, my triceps and chest were pretty much numb when I started the sets of 15 but I had to finish so I did. There you have it, I made good on my challenge and I am 151 push ups stronger than I was yesterday so it was a good thing, ask me tomorrow how I feel about it and you may just get a different answer though. If I were to even attempt this just 10 months ago I would have failed miserably and basically was not capable of accomplishing 150 push ups even done in sets like I just did them. Let me tell you that life at 534 pounds is a struggle, making sure that you get your daily exercise can be a chore, watching what you eat 24/7 is a lot of work and can also be a struggle at times but the results that can be had for doing just that are more than worth that effort, trust me when I say that, I have been on that side of the yard and it ain't no picnic.

The last place anyone wants to be is in an eternal struggle with anything and everything within this short sliver of time we call life. Having extra weight on your body can cause all kinds of turmoil physically and mentally within someones image of them self as well as cause health issues and an uncomfortable outlook with the world that just has to be experienced to fully understand it, I do not wish this uncomfortable feeling on anyone. I am not really talking about being 20 or even 30 pounds over weight, when you are 200-300 pounds over weight the things that a person misses out on out of the pure fact that they cannot do them is insane. Imagine not being able to walk for more than 5 minutes at a time without severe pain in your back and being out of breath, feeling your body struggle with every step yet trying to keep a tiny piece of pride for yourself and pushing through it obviously doing so to anyone that looks in the direction where you are standing but you convince yourself that no one can tell. Perhaps your family is going to a ball game or concert and time and time again you have to decline going not because you dislike loud music or baseball but because you have zero chance of fitting into a stadium seat. How about having to turn sideways to go into a bathroom door? the list is much longer than you would like to know and is filled with things that a person might never even think could become an issue unless they were one of the unfortunate that had to walk in those shoes.

534lbs to 366lbs in just over ten months and a world of difference in every aspect of my life is what has been done. I do not feel hungry almost ever, and my energy is up 100%. I eat what I want to and am not on a special diet, I eat well and often and even enjoy going out to restaurants without going outside of my calorie range or feeling like I am eating less than a great meal and if I do go above calories now and again thats alright too. I have the nutritional information from most of if not all of the eateries that I enjoy and feel no guilt when I eat there. If you are struggling with weight because you cannot afford a gym membership or because you cannot afford special meal plans and packets you are doing so needlessly, I spend less money on food now than when I was not eating correctly and I am eating more than ever and healthier than ever, and I have no membership to a gym. It takes a lot of planning and reading and preparation I will admit that but it is worth every second that you choose to put into it and I am finding that the more work that I put into being healthy the healthier and more successful I am with the losses.

I do thank all of you that were evil enough to leave me a comment yesterday and added to the total of my push up challenge, maybe I will do this again next week IF my chest has recouped by then! now all of you that read this go grab a glass of water and relish in the fact that my chest is very weak right now and will be sore in hours, but also know that that soreness drives me to do more so its a win win!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 11/18/2008 4:32PM

    No one should ever neglect to read your blog (including me, lol) because it is always inspirational and often very informative. I'm starting to realize how often I say things like "I wish" and "I hope" when it comes to weight loss, but that's not how it happens. As an old pastor of mine used to say "A-wishin, and a-hopin, and a-picking, and a-praying" doesn't actually get you anywhere. We need to actually get off our butts and do something if we hope to see any results. Thanks for continuing to blaze the trail and light the way.

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CALIFCAS 11/17/2008 9:54PM

  Again, a wonderful blog! I started to tear up a bit. I completely understand the "turmoil". Thank you for sharing!

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DONEPAT 11/17/2008 2:36PM

    Cute pic!

Well, you got me on the water again. I have not had water in...... oh, 2 days. WHY? Well, because our water here just is. not. good. for. you. And I have not gotten to the store- until today to get some. So, its been coffee, tea- etc.
(hangs head).

Great on the push ups !

Not much to say today, and I can't think of anything funny, so I'll have to go. I guess I'm having an off day.
I hope you have a great weigh in this week!


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BORENE13 11/16/2008 8:38PM

  Hey there... my name is Sara and I'm one of the new moderators of the "400+ and Friends" team and I just have to tell you reading this blog was such an inspiration. You have lost an incredible amount of weight, and it helps to hear stories like yours and know it IS possible. I could not agree more with your statement on missing out on things because of the weight. I am just around 400, and while still fairly active and able to blend into society MOST of the time... My weight is a constant issue on what I will be able to do, and what kind of lies I will have to make up to avoid turnstiles or chairs with arms... etc, and I have turned down my fair share of invitations because of stadium seating... Anyways I just wanted to say thanks for writing this because it definitely helps to know I'm not alone and there is plenty of hope on this journey. So keep up your great work and keep up the blogging to continue to inspire fellow weight-loss hopefuls like myself! emoticon
-Sara emoticon

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PHOTOTEE 11/16/2008 11:27AM

    Great job!!!Your such an inspiration!

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MINI-ME-2B 11/16/2008 11:12AM

    Congrats on getting them all in! WOW! I still can't do pushups, add to that my aching knees and I can't even do girly pushups! LMAO OK, so I improvise by doing wall pushups.

I just posted an article on my blog about "can't" being a bad word. We all make excuses, but the only way to succeed at this is to stop making them and just do it!

Go you!

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SNEAKYGREG 11/16/2008 10:55AM

    Dude..... dude way to go after reading your post it really makes you think and appreciate the little things in life. Keep up the great work

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JEEPERSMOM 11/15/2008 11:43PM

    Hi BOTZZZ, I just want you to know that I have been reading all your post for a while now I'm not really sure if I ever responded to any of them but you are such a inspiration to me thank you so much...Patty
P.S I have been drinking a glass of water everynight after I read your post emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRECECOOKS 11/15/2008 10:30PM

    You never fail to deliver, and today's is better than ever. You're really rockin' it now!!

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TRACYZABELLE 11/15/2008 9:41PM

    TOday I found myself very uncomfortable at a restaurant..first the chair was cutting off the circulation in my legs so my feet fell asleep so I kept fidgeting, in the bathroom, the handicapped stall was occupied so I had to wait because I could not fit in the other one, and my friend parked the car because we had to park far away and there was no room for me to open the door so he had to retrieve the car too.

I am being more self sufficient at home so that is a plus!

You are awesome and you are my hero! YOU DONE GOOD!


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LEAVY1213 11/15/2008 8:39PM

    I don't know all of the things that you mentioned, but I certainly know having a hard time getting in a bathroom stall sometimes, or having to ask for an extender on the airplane seatbelts. So embarrassing. Thankfully we are on our way down and last time I was on an airplane (which was June), I didn't need the extender and I actually had a good 3-6 inches of belt leftover!!! :-) See it's the little things that we can't forget about that so many other people who have never had a weight problem take for granted. I hope I never forget those things and remember to give thanks when I remember how it used to be compared to how it is now.

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IMAGRANNYSPARK 11/15/2008 7:31PM

    emoticon emoticonYou da' man Dude ! Keep that *.*Spark*.*burnin'
my .*.*Spark Brother*.*


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PEACHES804 11/15/2008 6:50PM

    151 push ups! I can't even walk for 151 minutes. I am so impressed and so very proud of you. Please keep going. You have inspired me beyond imagination. You are my new hero!
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MESACHICK 11/15/2008 6:26PM

  Inspirational!! Maybe you should do pushups for every pound you've lost every week... :-)

I think you should write a book when all's said and done.

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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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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.
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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!

As Ever

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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!


Comment edited on: 11/12/2008 2:57:51 PM

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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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