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An update from the big guy..

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I still have no internet! I am at my mother in laws again so I thought I would bring my lap top and just pop in for a quick update as to why I have not been posting yet. AT&T was suppose to install my internet at the new house on Dec 23rd and here I am on the 30th and still no net! but don't worry about me I am on track with the eating ....sort of..and I will be eating that Ben & Jerry's tomorrow night! on MY terms this year! Here is a link to the first post about that now significant pint of goodness, http://zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/2008/04/r
eflecting-back-to-start-of-it-all.html If you search "Ben" you will find a few posts on my blog about this pint.

I have been what we shall all maintaining the past couple of weeks, I go up a few then come down a few like a see saw, and in all honesty I have not really been doing my part on the intake. Our house is still a mess and boxes are still around but we are getting there and I think once everything is settled in it will be much easier to get back into a strict groove. The good thing about these past few weeks is that it proves that I can maintain with barely any effort! but that I not the idea here, I still have a lot of weight to lose to hit my goal weight but have come a long way indeed. I hope to have my internet back in my home very soon and I WILL be posting regular like when that happens.

I have lots that I want to post with this being a full year of eating better and exercising and not having my internet is driving me nuts! Keep checking in and before you know it I will be back to posting daily and keeping everyone that cares to read this blog updated with my progress. Thank you all for your continued support as well as the E-mails that I am still getting, I do apologize that I cannot respond to them all at this time but I will when I have a permanent connection to the internet again. Now drop and give me 20! then get yourself a big tall glass of H2O and call it a night!

Thanks for following along

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SWEETZMIX 12/31/2008 11:35AM

    Good to hear from you!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year. Can't wait to hear from you again on a regular basis.

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TX.PATRICIA 12/31/2008 10:21AM

    Wishing you all the best for the upcoming year!!!

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PUMPKINFACE73 12/31/2008 9:18AM

    ok I gave you 34, figured I would go until i collapsed just for you neighbor. Good to hear from you...2009 will be great!


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DONEPAT 12/31/2008 8:14AM

    Hey!
I've been like a plane- in a holding pattern, but am kicking that in 2009. (really- I mean, how many times have I said that?) So glad to see your post!

I'm going to drop and give you 20 and drink water silly today.
Gonna greet 2009 really healthy.

I hope the ben and jerrys tastes good. You may find- it won't be the same anymore.
But, it is on your terms, and that is what's important.
Happy 2009 to you and yours!
Patty

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MESACHICK 12/31/2008 12:28AM

  I was wondering where the posts were!! LOL J/K, I think EVERYONE's blogging is low because of the holidays. We'll be glad for your wit, wisdom and inspiration when you get Internet!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

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JEEPERSMOM 12/30/2008 10:36PM

    It is so nice to see your post . Happy New Year to you and your family

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TELERIE 12/30/2008 9:43PM

    20 done and water drunk and off to bed I run!
Happy New Year to you and yours! I'm looking forward to 2009!

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Long time no write! I should be back on the 23rd!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I am currently sitting in my mother in laws house using her internet service and I wanted to get a post up. We are officially all moved into our new place and everything is going well, the paint has dried and the boxes are dwindling, I have not moved my body this much in years! between all of the painting, moving, fixing things, rearranging rooms 14 times each, Christmas shopping and now all of the shoveling of the snow its been very movement filled for me It has been snowing since Friday and there is a foot or more of snow around my house, I am loving every minute of it if I am being honest.

Now to business, I have not weighed myself in days, probably a week, I have not been eating bad but it has not been good either, partially because my lap top was not out in the open so I had to find it to use my excel sheet to track my food, yes I know that is no reason to not track it there is after all this stuff called paper that can be used but honestly like I mentioned and you can probably imagine I have been busy, and partially because I have been so busy and the refrigerator just has not been full to capacity with good for me eats. This afternoon I hopped on the scale after breakfast and lunch and was 369 pounds which is 6 pounds heavier than my lowest weight of 363 but I am not worried about it at all. I have not been drinking how I should be and the exercise has been up because of all of the things I have been doing, food is like I said not bad but not good. We did get a chance to go out and shop yesterday so there are now bananas, pears, grapes, apples and green tea in the house and I have my lap top out and available so its back to the norm and I am hoping to hit my 363 pound mark again within a week which may be wishful thinking but you know me. Here are a few pictures Wify snapped this afternoon.



The beginnings of our snow man, and me in a jacket that I have not fit into in some time.



This is shot off of my back porch looking into my back yard



The snow man is coming along.



This is a Hallmark ornament I bought for my wife because of the new home.


I should have internet service in the new place on Dec 23rd by 8:00 pm so I will surely be back to regular posting very soon again. I have to admit something, I miss posting on this blog and reading all of your comments as well as reading all of your blogs too! so I am happy to be getting my connection to the net back.

I look forward to getting back on track with the blog and writing daily again, until then stay hydrated and keep on keepin on.

Please excuse any spelling errors etc as I have a limited time online right now so I will not be checking this post.

As Ever
Me

  
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SLCOLMAN 12/29/2008 6:11PM

    Glad to hear that things are coming along with the house and all :)
You sound really happy, upbeat and positive so I know that the weight is going to come right back down!

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TX.PATRICIA 12/29/2008 10:26AM

    Hope you enjoyed your first Christmas in your new home!!!

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RACHEL630 12/28/2008 10:53PM

    How was your christmas? All moved in?

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LEAVY1213 12/26/2008 10:00AM

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here's to make the New year another great one! :-)

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ZIRCADIA 12/22/2008 3:26PM

    As I recall, you went higher than 369 before, then came back down to it, so now you've been maintaining at that number again. So that's good! :) Then once you get back to your core program of really tracking and purposeful exercise you'll be in good shape. :)

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BIGGIRL2082010 12/22/2008 11:09AM

    Looking good there, my man! Keep going! I think it's possible for you to knock off those pounds in a short time, now that most of the moving is done and your computer is accessible and your fridge better stocked ... and, of course, the green tea now available! :)

Mmm - that snowman looks a little short - hope you built him up properly! It looks like you guys are getting as much snow as Toronto is this year - fun to play in, and fun for me because I don't have to shovel it or drive in it (living downtown has some major bonuses!)

Keep going, keep going! And with any luck, you WILL be back at 363 before you know it!

Cheers,
Maya


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TRACYZABELLE 12/22/2008 3:51AM

    YOu look great and I am sure you are relieved to be in and unpacking! What a great ornament you got. You need one for you too as super slimmer of the year! I am honored to know and support you my friend!

TracyZ

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CELEST 12/22/2008 2:37AM

    Fabulous feeling, to be finally MOVED IN. I went dancing the other evening 2.5hrs of almost non-stop dancing....I was smashed the next day and gained .4kgs but I no that muscle is heavier than fat and I know that by my next weigh in the middle of this week, it will be down, cos building muscles good for us.
Watch yr next weigh in....its gonna be great.


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MESACHICK 12/22/2008 1:11AM

  Glad you are back! Such fun snowman photos! LOVE the ornament you bought for your wife - I love the little touches that make a new house a home. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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PUMPKINFACE73 12/21/2008 9:33PM

    Love the snowman!


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SWEETZMIX 12/21/2008 8:42PM

    You have been missed!! But I know u have been busy. You are looking good. Also when you guys get snow it's nice, snow here in NYC is sO ugly. It needs to go..hehe

Enjoy the home. I know u and the family are going to have the BEST HOLIDAYS EVER because of this move. Also ur a sweet guy for the ornament.

Look forward to u coming back to us sparksters.

EB

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TRECECOOKS 12/21/2008 6:33PM

    That ornament is such a sweet remembrance - a real keeper - like you, I'm sure!!

Hooray that you'll be back soon - I've missed your posts; you have a unique outlook.
Merry Christmas!

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The verdict is in, weigh in time once again.

Friday, December 12, 2008


This is likely the last post that I will make from this location, tomorrow is the big day and we are moving! I don't expect to post tomorrow but who knows, I don't know when I will have my internet set up at the new place but I can probably use my Mother in laws service to make a post if it will be a long period before I get it set up. Let me get right to the weigh in this morning, yesterday I said that I expected to get to 369 for this mornings weigh in and would have been happy with that but I have to say that I did not get 369 like I predicted. When I came downstairs I walked right past the scale not remembering that it was weigh in day and made myself a cup of green tea, sat down and raised the cup to take a drink and then remembered that I should weigh in before consuming anything. I stepped onto the scale and it flashed 367.0 across the display, so I thought ok thats wrong and moved the scale on the floor just in case it was not level, attempt number two revealed 367.4, hmmmm so onto the third time and 367.4 again so it looks like I am firmly back into the 360's again and I have surpassed what I expected to see this morning. That is four pounds less than yesterday morning man I must have been retaining a lot of fluid from all of the soreness, it seems odd to actually be holding that much fluid just because I was sore but the proof is in the pudding I guess. I am not going to do the whole "I lost this much" photos until I get back to 363 which was my pre Thanksgiving weight, instead I will just continue to report the weights as they happen, with any luck I will hit or exceed that number by this coming Friday.



Today and tomorrow I will be getting my share of movement, but tomorrow I do plan on a pizza lunch but I don't plan on over doing it so I am not worried about it. I know I know why "plan" for a pizza lunch? why not if there will be planning involved "plan" for a healthy lunch? welp because planning for a pizza lunch actually means not planning at all, its a simple phone call away where as a planned healthier meal would take a trip to the supermarket at some point because the cupboards are in fact bare at the present time because of the move as well as some prep, excuse? nope just the facts Ma'am. The following week or 2 will be a lot of busy work for me as well with getting the new place in order and making sure all of the boxes are stored where they need to be etc. Then there is Christmas right around the corner but unlike Thanksgiving I am only allowing myself to indulge for Christmas eve and day instead of the entire following week! this should be easier to accomplish as well because we are not cooking a dinner at our place for either event thus no left overs!

I am looking forward to having a room that is a dedicated exercise room or as my daughter calls it "The Yoga room" this will make getting my cardio in easy because I can head up there, close the door and not have to deal with distractions. Hopefully Wify can get into a rhythm and keep her yoga going on a regular basis as well, right now when she does her yoga she has to deal with the kids wanting to join in and our living room just does not work for her to get into it while two kids fumble around her legs asking "like this mom?" so hopefully the larger space in the new room will either allow the kids to fumble around in their own space or let her close the door behind her and now allow them in, though she is excited that my daughter wants to join her.

Thank you for following along and wish me luck because tomorrow I will need it! it is suppose to be clear and sunny but only about 30 degrees so a bit cold but at least it should be dry for the move.

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RACHEL630 12/28/2008 10:52PM

    How'd the move go?

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DITRYING 12/21/2008 3:08PM

    Congrats on your continued success. Hope the move went well and that you are settled in to your healthy routine again.
Di

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WILLBOYWONDER 12/19/2008 6:58AM

    Congratulations on the success.....with your weight as well as with the new home. Let one be good motivation for the other. Keep up the great work.

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MSBEA*URIBE 12/16/2008 1:54PM

    emoticon When you don't expect the loss, then it happens. As long as you keep active, that will help you out!!!

Congrats on the new home, and enjoy it!



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TRECECOOKS 12/16/2008 10:47AM

    Hope it was a smooth move, and that the weigh-ins continue to amaze!

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OH_HAPPY_DAY 12/15/2008 12:11PM

    I hope the move went well! and congrats on the weigh in!!

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TRACYZABELLE 12/15/2008 12:41AM

    Hope the move went well and the weigh in went better! I know you are working so hard to reach your goal. I seem to have found my groove as well and I hope to stay in it! Lets keep on slimming into '09~

TracyZ

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BETHIN_MN 12/14/2008 11:45PM

    Ha! i can SO relate to the whole moving the scale around!

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RENA1965 12/14/2008 10:52PM

    Congratulations! Moving will burn the pizza off in no time..

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GOANNA2 12/14/2008 5:21PM

    Wow! You are amazing. Have a nice Christmas and good luck, you are so inspiring.
Anna

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MESACHICK 12/14/2008 12:14PM

  That is awesome!!! YOU are awesome!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 12/13/2008 8:57PM

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I am so happy for you!! Looking good & having a slice or two isn't as bad as it sounds anyway. I have come to love thin crust cheese pizza & find when I have sausage, I end up giving the sausage to the dog. Hope that you enjoy your new place & I too have to close my door when I work out cause my dog, Shadow likes to do his share of yoga poses as well. emoticon emoticon

Since I left a comment for you last I have refrained from ice cream. Maybe I'm waiting on New Year's too?

Blessings,

Dee emoticon

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HAPPY-DESTINY 12/13/2008 7:11AM

    Pizza??? Can I help you move?? emoticon Hey BOTZZZ . .No worries man! I have no doubt you can make it happen!

Keep the Faith!

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SLCOLMAN 12/13/2008 1:00AM

    Nice suprise with the weigh in today!! Congrats!

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DONEPAT 12/12/2008 9:01PM

    Well, You ARE full of suprises. Will your MIL give you that look like I have in my before pic on my page when you ask to use the computer? Hee.

Planning for Pizza is a good idea.
I have retained 8 pounds of water at at time when sick, so yes, it is possible for you to lose that much so soon.
You rock, but I think you know that. :)
Wifey does too.
Well, have a good nite, and good luck tomorow!
Patty

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THECOOLESTSARAH 12/12/2008 3:22PM

    Congrats on the loss!!! I love that kind of surprise. :)

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ZIRCADIA 12/12/2008 2:33PM

    WOOHOO! Congrats on being down lower than you expected! :) That is great news.

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CELEST 12/12/2008 1:39PM

    Good idea not indulging all week. After some strenuous walking today, my dil dished up some dessert which I had left cals for. She laughed seeing 3 peach slices with some jelly and a spoonful of low-fat, sugar-free ice cream, but I am determined to crack it before march.
Hope you survive the move, its one of the wort things for me...moving...ugh.
xxx

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BIGGIRL2082010 12/12/2008 10:18AM

    Awesome numbers there! Keep it up! And oh, yeah, PIZZA time. :) Make sure you get some healthy toppings on there, too, okay? Like mushrooms or bell peppers or whatever. Keep the meat - you're gonna need the energy from it! :)

Have fun moving in and getting settled in! I almost envy you your home-gym now. :)

Cheers,
Maya


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TELERIE 12/12/2008 9:50AM

    Great job on re-hydrating.
I can't wait to see pictures as you get settled in your new abode. Good luck with the move tomorrow and get plenty of water to drink! It'll help with the sore muscles and salt in the pizza.

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Busy busy busy

Thursday, December 11, 2008


This will be a quick post as I have lots to do today but I wanted to get something up here. This morning I jumped on the scale and it read 371.2 so down almost 2 pounds from yesterdays morning weight, I am less sore today and I am figuring that I will settle around 369 by tomorrow morning, we shall see. At 9:57 am as I type this I am half way through a gallon of green tea and I have been emptying the second floor of our apt of boxes all morning (there wasn't a lot up there) and I am going to make a trip to the new place with a load of odd shaped things and fragile items pretty much as soon as I hit publish on this post. yesterday I came in at 1560 calories and had to drink some milk before bed so that it wouldn't be 1340 calories, that is just too low for my liking but then again with the week I have had it probably wouldn't have hurt me.

The plan for today is to consume no more than 1500 calories and drink 1.5 gallons of fluid most of which will be green tea. I don't think that I will find the time but I want to ride the bike today if possible but like I said I will be doing a lot of busy work today getting loose ends in boxes and making sure everything is where it needs to be so when Saturday gets here all we have to do is load the truck and go, ahhh that will be a full on exercise day for sure, so with that this post has concluded and I am off to run a few errands and get those fragile items into a closet at the new place. Thank you all for reading and you all deserve a big glass of water, also if you read all of this why not give yourself a treat and do either 10 push ups, 10 sit ups or 10 squats!

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RACHEL630 12/28/2008 10:52PM

    Grats on your weight loss! Keep it coming!

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BIGGIRL2082010 12/11/2008 2:47PM

    Hahaha! 10??? 10???? I do 120 squats each morning as I brush my teeth. AND on one of my teams, there was a pushup challenge - I did 10 regular pushups and 45 modified pushups. Enough for you, sir? And I've downed 10 cups of water so far ... how're you doing? :)

Oh all right, I did 30 more squats JUST because of your blog. Phooie! And drank 2 more cups of water. Slosh. Slosh.

Have fun getting all moved into your gorgeous new home!

Cheers,
Maya


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THECOOLESTSARAH 12/11/2008 11:28AM

    You are amazing - I'm so glad I found your blog. Your housework completely counts as exercise, so don't discount how hard it is! I love that you tricked people into squats and water drinking - what a treat! haha

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DONEPAT 12/11/2008 11:21AM

    GREAAAAT post! Good job!
glad you are less sore.
Gonna do the stuff you said.
I do need to drink more. I should try your green tea.
Hope you and family have a fantastic DAY!
Pat emoticon emoticon

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LEAVY1213 12/11/2008 11:03AM

    Good luck with the move! What a crazy time that always is. Thanks for the little mini challenge, I just did 10 squats and got another glass of water!

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MESACHICK 12/11/2008 10:14AM

  OK, I am on Pacific time and that was a good wake-up call!! LOL 10 squats DONE! You rock :-)

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A fat squirrel told me the pizza was ok..

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


As I stood in my front doorway looking out through the half moon shaped window at a squirrel eating a nut in my drive way I noticed that he was twice the size as he was just a few weeks ago. Now I know that it might not have been the same one that I was looking at a week ago but all of the squirrels are fat right now, I feed them our old bread smeared with some peanut butter now and again and enjoy watching them chase each other around the yard. While I was watching him enjoy his nut it dawned on me that he was storing fat for the cold winter months for warmth as well as nourishment and I thought about how I seem to be doing the same thing right now because I am up in weight, theres my confession. I am not up in weight by a pound or even two, this morning I weighed in at 372.6 pounds which is just about but not quite ten pounds higher than my lowest recorded weight since starting this losing weight game. If not for me rationalizing the gain by comparing myself to the squirrels that I watch chase each other around my yard I think I would be upset with the gain. I know that I am retaining some fluid because I am sore all over from all of the work I have done in the last week and I am holding lubrication in for damage control, I weighed three pounds heavier yesterday morning than this morning and there is no way that I dropped three pounds in a day, hydration is key.



In the last day or so I did bring back the basic routine of eating 1700 or less calories in a day, I have also dropped the diet mountain dew that I have been drinking and am back onto pure water and or green tea exclusively again. yesterday I had a banana with peanut butter on it for breakfast and a Subway for lunch, then we brought a container of turkey soup to the new place and heated it up for dinner. I drank 2 gallons of green tea yesterday and put in a full days work painting and working in the new place, I feel good about the day. I am back to normal again, I relaxed on being strict because of how hectic its been with working on the new place and boxing the old place up, this was all coming off of Thanksgiving as well. See that ball on the ground? guess who dropped it, yep it was me and I honestly don't feel bad about it, life happens and I would not have finished the improvements on the new place had I nickel and dimed my intake all week, I know that I could have made better choices but I didn't so no need to dwell on it.



Like those squirrels I guess the cold weather came and my body felt the need to pack some away for a rainy day, or maybe it was just a fat man taking the first chance he had to grab some goodies and shove em down his pie hole. Honestly I don't think its either of those, it was the convenience of being able to order a pizza and keep on working that got me. In the last 5 days we totally refinished the interior of an entire four bedroom house and if I had spent the time that I would have needed to on buying and packing then preparing meals that would have fit within my 1700 calorie limit the honest truth is that I would not have finished what I needed to. The fact is that I am moving this coming weekend and there is barely food in the house that is not canned or bought on the day that we plan on eating it but I should be able to stay within my limits all week, I fully expect this weekend to be some of the same with the intake because it will just plain old be easier to finish moving in in a single day if I do not concern myself with stopping for a meal, its much faster for me to grab a slice or two out of an ordered pizza box and keep moving than it will be to stop everything and run out to buy something healthy or prepare it fresh all while measuring each portion like I do normally. You may say, "These sound a lot like excuses fat man" but to that I say just remember I am the guy that has lost more than 160 pounds this year on sheer determination and hard work, I make no excuses I just do what make sense at the time.

I want to thank everyone that has continually given me support and left me some great comments throughout this entire process of dropping an entire human being, I want you all to know that I do read every one and I try respond to most if not all of my emails and comments, this past week excluded with the responding back to everything because I have had next to no "Me" time, it has just been as hectic as hectic can possibly be around here. once we are all moved in and settled and my new rec/exercise room is completed and filled up with our equipment (which is not very much) I am sure that I will be back to my regular ol self.

Sincerely, Thank you all who keep me on track with your comments and support.

PS: drink some water!

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Me

  
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TRACYZABELLE 12/11/2008 3:35AM

    WOW that is a fat squirrel! Maybe he has stuff stored for later or maybe it is a girl mama squirrel.

What a nice job you are diong in your home, that all counts as exercise which is great.

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SQUIRRELLYMOM 12/10/2008 11:31PM

    You're doing great. Hang in and things will fall back into the right places soon enough. You've done better than I have and I appreciate the motivation I receive from you!!

Linda

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DONEPAT 12/10/2008 10:33PM

    I know 10 lbs is scary. And it does make a difference in how you feel, but you have to shake this off and you can do it. This is just a ...pothole. You've been doing this for so long, with no....faltering. In a way, its a good thing, because if you went thru the whole thing without eating too much, when you hit goal it will be doubly hard for you. I've been at goal twice- once at 26- once at 37. I would have maintained it at 37 - if life didn't hit me hard. (really)- these things happen.
Keep up with the h20 and green tea. Watch your salt, and your body is probably not used to the "new" food and the change in routine. You will get back to it.
I DO understand the concept of "there are healthier choices" but you know- no matter what, some things are just easier. With kids, fatigue and it being easier, the pizza sounded good and comforting. When I was babysitting my sisters' kids, from age 2-9 my gosh, I could have lived on that stuff forever. And so could they. It's fast, cheap, and just.....so darn good.

Take babysteps back to where you were. I know you can do this! My gosh, you're moving into a new house, even tho excited, there's tension there, I'm sure.

When things get rough, you can always lick your gingerbread walls and bittersweet chocolate moulding. LOL :)

You've got this, It's just a glitch and you can do it. Don't beat yourself up. I know you're afraid you'll go back up again but you won't.

Hugs,
NJ Pat.

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SHUTYERTRAP 12/10/2008 7:08PM

    I think other commenters have said what needs to be said, but here I go anyway.

Dude. Fret not about one day. I read other people's blogs and they talk about how one day turned into a bad week that turned in to them giving up completely. You've recognized it, you know the why, you know the why, and you're moving forward. I know if I drank 2 gallons of ANYTHING I'd put on weight too!

My only thought was, you are paying for Thanksgiving right now. Learn what you can about your eating habits from that day and come up with a plan for Xmas BEFORE it hits. Whether that means scheduling extra workouts or telling yourself what you are or not going to be able to eat, that's up to you. I'm just sayin', ya know it's comin', so prepare.

And why does everybody always hate on the pizza? It's God's food I tell ya! And yes, eating only 2 slices sucks, but dems the sacrifices we sometimes have to make for bliss.

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TELERIE 12/10/2008 5:09PM

    I'm sure you're right about water retention being to blame for SOME of the weight.
I'm impressed with how you've managed to move so quickly and I am certain you'll get back to your program once things have settled. Do the best you can and move on, I like that attitude.


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MOEDANCING 12/10/2008 5:01PM

    Mr Meatball my friend... the squirrel I share my breakfast with every morning wishes she was that fluffy!

Me...damn I am a "professional mover" hmmm lost count at 20...don't ask

The work...the stress...the sheer mental and physical exhaustion that comes with it

Pizza for dinner... Pizza for lunch...hell don't ask me to prepare one more meal at the end of the day ...especially when I had three kids in tow and a bunch of friends to feed

Pizza...yeah I was all about the Pie!

You got this man...you are walking that walk until you run out of real estate

Now...where can we send our house warming gifts?

When's the party!

HELL YEAH!

Party at Botzzz's!

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BOTZZZ 12/10/2008 4:25PM

    Dana you are not a jerk ;) lol. I know that there are choices and the thing that I didn't mention is that the snacks for the days were apples, bananas and green grapes. but the new place is out in the boonies and the pizza place is the only place that delivers and to get anywhere (supermarket included) is a 15 minute ride and time was more important than eating right at the time. I know that I made those choices based on time and I know that its not how I need to eat to keep on track, no excuses and I know what it is and actually thought it through before eating it, also keep in mind that this whole "Up" is also coming off of Thanksgiving.

so you see its all under control ;) I am not worried about it in the least and am not upset that I am up at all. I thank you for your "that jerk" attitude and appreciate the push. (I am chatting with you as I type this btw ;)) of course there are always options but in this case getting the work done was more important to me this time around.

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ZIRCADIA 12/10/2008 4:09PM

    Not to be that jerk on SparkPeople, but I'd like to make mention that there are a COUPLE more options between "prepare a fresh healthy meal" and "eat pizza". I mean, you had Subway for lunch today, right? That is convenient healthy food! (Still high in sodium, but one of the best things you're going to be able to buy like that.) Granted -- it's not delivered. Are there any chinese food places with healthy options that deliver? Or can you work the pizza into a healthier option by REALLY eating only a couple slices and supplementing with some fresh fruit and veggies that don't HAVE to be refrigerated? Just some thoughts. Or take about 15 minutes to make a buttload of sandwiches and take them in a cooler (for perishable types) or PB and J? I know it's not fun eating the same thing over and over again... but still. Being the leader of the Big Man's Club and No Whiner leader extraordinaire, I figured you wouldn't be too offended at me trying to make some suggestions. ;) hehehehe. Get that pizza on thin crust with veggie toppings! Maybe some ham! You can even ask for light cheese and stuff like that. You have options!!!! :) And if all else fails, you will be back 100% once the dust settles and everything is able to be performed "business as usual".

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LEAVY1213 12/10/2008 4:02PM

    Life happens and sometimes, that doesn't include healthy meals. Sometimes we have to throw caution to the wind and just get through a week or two. Do what you can when you can. At least you did make some good decisions in all this like other people have mentioned, you probably didn't eat the entire pizza yourself like you may have done last year. Plus you decided to cut out the soda again and go back to water and green tea. Those are good choices and shows that you are still making progress even if it isn't on the scale! :-)

And I just have to add, I am thoroughly impressed that you were able to complete all that painting/refurbishing/packing stuff in one week. We painted our house this past summer and we didn't do every room, but it took us a whole month, of course we had to move stuff out of our way, but still, I think I would be too tired to do it in a week! lol



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BIGGIRL2082010 12/10/2008 3:44PM

    Man, WHERE did you get that humongous squirrel from?? Has HE been eating all the pizza?

Speaking of pizza, I can totally see your point about sometimes just doing what it takes - you've got your priorities, you know you can handle the weight issue in a couple of weeks and for now it is important to just get through the move. It definitely takes a lot of planning and coordinating and cooking and shopping to do the healthy eating - so sometimes it just has to take a back seat to getting everything else done!

You've put on a little. It's not a huge gain, and you know for sure you're burning off mega calories with the refurbishing and the move. So I'm glad you're choosing to not stress over the eating and the weight. I'll bet you're NOT finishing off a whole pizza by yourself (I've done that in the past!), so I'll say "All's well!" :) Yeah, I know, like it matters. :) But hey, sometimes we all need that external validation - hahaha! :)

Keep going, keep going! You're truly inspiring - you'll have to put up more pics once the holidays are done - there's gotta be some kind of great story behind the house-buying, I suspect. :)

Cheers,
Maya


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MESACHICK 12/10/2008 1:22PM

  One thing I truly admire about you is your ability to "shake it off" and MOVE ON. I aspire to be as strong as you!!!

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 12/10/2008 12:46PM

    As we all know - LIFE HAPPENS. The only difference between you & the "typical" fat man is - you are aware that you have gone slightly off course. Which means in no time flat you will be back to measuring, weighing & preparing your own meals. Don't fret over a few slices of pizza - nixing the soda is a great exchange.

You totally inspire me & I hope to be 150lbs. lighter by 2010. Keep doing what you do because you are a truly motivating factor. (I know you've heard that 1000 times before, but it is SO TRUE!!)

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PUMPKINFACE73 12/10/2008 12:24PM

    Wow that is a "fluffy" squirrel...so proud of you and what you have accomplished...you are doing great, just great! Dont worry about life changing that scale #...just a number...you have done and continue to do amazing things...rock on!
Congrats again on the house!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 12/10/2008 12:08PM

    We are all going to have fluctuations in routines that we aren't going to be able to account for everything.

Truth be told sometimes completely breaking from the routine is the best thing we can do because it freaks our body out and gets it away from it's comfort zone.

Keep on kicking this pig!!!

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OH_HAPPY_DAY 12/10/2008 11:13AM

    I guess we'll cut you a little slack...

And dayum... that's a fat squirrel!!! He's been hitting more than a few nuts!

Enjoy your week!

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TX.PATRICIA 12/10/2008 10:40AM

    I just want to tell you that I love the colors that you are using in your new home!

Keep your end goal in mind and you will be there in no time!

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