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.
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.
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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