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Thursday, February 12, 2009

I want to start todays post off by saying that the format of my last few posts are off a little bit and you will probably notice the lack of photos as well, this is because my laptop fell off of the table and well I nee to get a new one, but I have been using my Mother in laws laptop and was asked not to change any settings or anything on it and for whatever reason when I publish a post the format is screwy so I have been trying to figure out whats happening but its temporary so I am not looking too hard at why the posts are formatting funny, bear with me, we are looking into a new laptop.

In other news I am calling this 1850 calorie thang off and going back to 1700 calories starting today, this morning I woke up and weighed 354.4 which is up from Fridays weight but there are some ships at port so I think I am more than likely just about dead even on the weight for the week so not gaining but not losing either. There are probably many factors as to why, I am sick, I have been downing Green tea with honey in it pretty much all week without counting the honey in my calories and then there is the lack of exercise this week so it can be any of those things or a combo of any or all, along with the fact that I am just plain old eating more, so I am calling it off for now.

I did get to go for a walk yesterday, it was about 50 degrees and I walked for about 25 minutes pushing my daughter in her stroller, we walked about 1.2 miles according to Gmaps and because I asked my daughter "which way honey" at one point we ended going up a very steep hill that ran about 90 yards and to say that my legs were feeling that one is putting it lightly! I mapped out a 5k route near my home (it is actually slightly longer than 5k) and I will begin walking that route to get familiar with the distance. I asked my wife if she would be interested in walking with me and she agreed but I also asked her if she would mind if I walk at night after dinner so that it will be cooler when I am doing the C25K so it looks like I will have a walking buddy for at least some of the time, "I will do whatever you need me to do to support this" That is what my wife said to me when I was talking about doing the C25K program, I think I got a keeper! She then said "I will swim whatever you run" so I am actually excited about this coming Spring/Summer for that reason.

Intake, I ate 1800 calories yesterday, unfortunately for the same reason that I am not posting images etc, the format on my excel sheet comes up all wonky when I try and put it into a post with this computer so I will just report the numbers until I get a new laptop.

That will end another mind numbing episode of as the fat man turns, I hope you will join me tomorrow to see what the scale says, and don't forget that big ol glass of H2O that ya just earned for reading along!

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DONEPAT 2/13/2009 12:27PM

    You are doing so great- the both of you!
Not much to add- I think your plan is great and I love how you're so cool about, it. You never seem to worry.
Have a great day and weekend!

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TRACYZABELLE 2/13/2009 5:26AM

    I got a pedometer so I can see how many steps I go and I realize I need to walk more, I wonder if moving my feet when I am sitting counts? I have a stepper I guess I can use it I also have a thing that is like a bike but just the pedal part. I feel when I get swollen how hard it is to walk and right now it is bad.. maybe more movement will help.. all we can do is persevere! Good luck on the scale my friend!

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MESACHICK 2/13/2009 1:53AM

  What a great way to support each other! You guys will do AWESOME in your challenge!! WOO-HOO!!!!

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VEEJAY3 2/12/2009 6:29PM

    Here I sit, drinking my OWN green tea, and doing the math:
I'm a pretty good swimmer, and I swim a mile in 30 minutes.
Most people RUN a mile in ... well, considerably less than that.

So I figure ... if you get really great at the running thing, your wife's fingers will be all prune-y by the time she can climb out of the pool. Tell her I vote for her to negotiate a nice manicure in her deal with you.


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OH_HAPPY_DAY 2/12/2009 3:38PM

    What a great supportive wife you have!! How awesome!

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SWEETZMIX 2/12/2009 10:30AM

    Cool. I know u can do that 5K!! hehe

BTW the asprin thing works for the throat but to be honest last tine I sucked on one my mom threaten to beat the crap out of me. LOL I suffered last time I was sick and drunk my island tea!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/12/2009 9:47AM

    Who would have ever thought that the ships at port would be something to be so concerned about. I think that was part of my problem last week.

Good idea about the gMaps thing. I have a stretch of road that is right at a mile. I need to double check it and make sure that I have the distance right.

BTW . . . I bought a new pitcher to use for the green tea thing and it got absconded. I am going to get another one next time I go to the store. I'm going to be using Lipton tea, 3 decaf regular, 2 decaf green. We'll see how that works.

(smacks lips)

Finished that glass, now off for the next.

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Something shiny caught his eye..

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I have a bug, in more than one way unfortunately I hate to say because I just cannot shake this whatever it is thats got my throat sore and I have a hankering to run. Last night I was up from 1:15 am to 3:30 am because I couldn't stop coughing, I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to sort of scratch my throat and peanut butter seems to help with a sore throat so I thought I would give it a try along with some tea, long story short I am groggy this morning.

Onto the other bug, I lately have the urge to run. I have been reading a few runners blogs for the past few days and I do believe that I want to give C25K a go when the weather clears up and gets a tad warmer so that I can assure snow will not be something that derails the program once I start, we have had a terrible year for snow, I guess it is a wonderful year if you like snow! Back when I was I want to guess about 300 pounds (though judging on my current size I think that I may have been slightly more than that) I use to run a bit when I had something to think about, Usually because of the girl that I was dating at the time which we will not get too much into for now. I would run at night in a small park that was far enough away from my house that I didn't have to worry about bumping into someone that I knew (and not because I was embarrassed, more because I wanted to be alone) anyways there were two bridges in this park that were about a quarter of a mile apart so I would jog down to one of the bridges and then walk back and upon reaching my starting bridge I would do it again, trotting down to the far bridge and then walk back at a brisk pace and before long I was running for a whole mile non stop and after looking at C25K what I did back then seems very similar in concept.

Am I being too ambitious to try and run at my weight? To be found out I guess because I have decided that its someting that I want to try. Bold words fat man as you sit wrapped in a quilt sucking down green tea and honey sick as a dog with no chance of this happening right now! ahh yes but I think I am bit hard enough that it is an inevitable absolute I will begin this program when the weather breaks a bit more. I have not gone on a walk about since mid December and I was up to just under 2 miles in about 27 minutes stopping because of time not distance, so a decent pace I think for a walk and I will start walking again solo (meaning without my daughter in tow) as soon as I kick this chest/throat thing thats holding me hostage in my own body right now so that I have an idea of how the routes at this new place work out for me.

Couch to 5k is right now something that I would in my wildest dreams not think could be a task that I could complete if you asked me just 13 months ago and here I am putting it out there as something that I will try to do, that in itself to me is a victory. I feel like a puppy right now, and what I mean by that is have you ever noticed how a puppy is so eager to just run and play? that wide eyed silly look they get when something shiny catches their attention and they just take off chasing shadows? well I don't know if it is cabin fever, or maybe the fact that its been in the high 40's here lately and the snow is melting and I am getting that feeling that comes when spring happens but yesterday I was in my driveway and I looked out at the road and felt like I should run, I honestly felt like I should just take off and run as far as I could just to do it.

181 pounds ago I would think about running and literally feel drained just from thinking about it! thats the god honest truth too! my body knew better, my brain sent the message down to my legs and they just rolled their eyes and shook their head at the silly idea that the brain had and defeated I would lumber slowly to where ever it was that I needed to go. The differences from then to now prove that I am a different person from then and that is my inspiration.

As I typed this out I decided that I would take a walk when I clicked publish and thats what I will do, chest cold be damned I have missed this entire week because of it, maybe some fresh air is whats needed, maybe I will bring my camera along and snap a few shots for an afternoon post. So until next time, keep hydrated and remember that weight loss happens when we make it so, have that glass of H2O and keep on keepin on.

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    I had a series of dreams when I was 284 lbs that I was running outdoors in beautiful places - a rainforest, the beautiful SW desert, on long deserted stretches of road.. and I would wake up with this unshakeable feeling that I was meant to run.

I have never been a runner in my entire life, but I was determined to start. It hurt at first, but as I've gotten thinner and more fit, the running has improved.

I am finally running my first 5k next month - I'm convinced that if I CAN DO IT, ANYONE CAN!

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TRACYZABELLE 2/13/2009 5:28AM

    Like I told Wify, apple cider vinegar and honey or even hot water wiht lemon and honey helkps. THe vinegar kills the bacteria.. hope you are feeling better!

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DONEPAT 2/12/2009 8:25AM

    Aww, still sick huh?
You CAN run at your weight. I am always amazed when I would attend my sisters' races, - at how heavy the females were- even 250 and above. Of course, I am afraid to, as I am afraid I'll break my right foot again. And that is valid, no excuse. That's why I love to walk.

I'll bet your walk yesterday was THE BEST.
Hope you feel better. Keep doing what you are doing and try not to feel guilty.
At least, you are still "with the program".


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MESACHICK 2/12/2009 1:06AM

  Feel better soon! CAN run. You GO!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/11/2009 11:17PM

    I know what you are feeling about the running 5K. I am chomping at the bit to start. I still need to get some more reflective clothes before I really get going on that. I won't be a gazelle by anymeans, but I will complete it.

12 minute miles here I come.

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LAURA915 2/11/2009 9:58PM

    I know you can run. You just need to take it slow (as does everyone just starting to run, regardless of their weight). You slowly increase and before you know it you are running a 5K. I started slowly and got up the 6 miles. I never thought I'd be able to do that. Then I slacked off. Now I starting again (slowly) and my goal is to run the Disney World Marathon in Jan. 2010. The C25K is really achievable. One thing that you should do though is get a good pair of running shoes. Go to a store that specializes in them, it can make a world of difference. Good luck and I look forward to see how everything goes.

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ZIRCADIA 2/11/2009 9:39PM

    This news about you being mentally jazzed about running is very exciting. :D Just take it slow (and C25K is PERFECT in my opinion). :D woot.

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SNEAKYGREG 2/11/2009 11:57AM

    My wife has been sick with that creeping crud also. Hope you feel better real soon. Run, run like the wind :) you can do the 5k and when you do the feeling of accomplishment is simply awesome

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LAURABRAT 2/11/2009 11:05AM

    If you ever watch Biggest Loser those contestants are running all the time. The one who was kicked off last night at 299 lbs started training for the Iron Man right after he left the ranch, he wants to complete it before the finale. Trust me, you CAN run. I can feel everything you say about running, I feel it, too. If I see someone running my body has an immediate response, like it's yearning to be doing the same. It's too cold for me here right now, but I will work the program ASAP, and I WILL do a 5K this year. And you will, too, if that's what you want, I know it!

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SWEETZMIX 2/11/2009 10:49AM

    OMG YOU HAVE WHAT I HAD!! I had my cough for a week and was sick for a week and a half. It went away as I got better. To help me sleep I was taking Theraflu Warming stuff they have sone Nyquil. And you should try the asprin thing like I posted before for your sore throat, it will help with the pain if you suck on one with no water and let it dissolve. Take care of yourself!! And I know you can run!! I should too, cuz I don't run much. We can be runners!! hehe

Feel better!! Fresh air always help and we have nice weather on the East Coast! Wish I can ship you some of this tea I got at home from the islands, man is it nasty...but it makes you feel better. I don't even know what it's called. It basically earth you put in the pot to make


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BIGGIRL2082010 2/11/2009 9:37AM

    And wasn't that walk just the sweetest thing ever? :)

If you want to run, I say RUN. Only you can decide what pace works for you, and what distance, but I suspect that, like everything else, once you repeat the actions often enough, you'll get better and better at it! Soon you'll be running regularly, and people will look at you in awe.

And about the weight? Yeah, it may do a number on your knees, so be alert. But in terms of achievement capability? I think you have what it takes to do WHATEVER you want to do. I've jogged/walked 2 full marathons now, both when I was heavier than I am now. I probably wasn't a pretty sight doing it. But I know that my skinny friends were looking at me in awe because I'd DONE marathons - that's not something too many people can boast about, after all! :)

So, if you wanna run, RUN. Reading all the blogs is FUN, but when it comes down to it, training for a run (that's what the C25K is, a training program, right?) is all about competing with yourself, in that quietest of places - your own head. But that is a journey you're already familiar with - just DO it. :)

Umm, yeah, sorry this response is longer than your post. :)


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Run Forest Run!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Still feeling yuck and still staying positive despite that fact, Monday showed me my first on the button 1850 calorie day on paper but it is more than that because of the honey that I am not counting towards my total as well as the evening shot of Brandy thatís going into my tea. Over all I am feeling ok other than the stuffy nose, sore throat and a cough and I am taking it easy until this is gone. I am feeling good about this weight loss thing and a couple nights ago my Brother in law was here, he had dinner with us and he looked at the photos that I have on the sidebar of this blog and said "wow you can really notice the difference when you look at the old pics, I didn't even realize how big of a difference there was" or something like that and I thought about just how different everything is now from then and it was cool to hear someone notice the difference.

The one thing that is getting to me and my wife said it last night to my son "I think Dad and your sister are having a bit of cabin fever" because we were talking about "summer activities" that we were going to do, and this week its been in the 40's and 50's here and the snow is finally melting away so the new place looks like a new place again! All I know is how it looks covered in snow! But this cold or whatever it is has kept me inside for the most part because I do not want to prolong it and am waiting for it to run its course so that I can start walking again. I actually feel guilty for not riding my stationary bike imagine that! Feeling guilty for not exercising! I love the fact that I feel guilty for not exercising because it means that somewhere inside me something clicked, it is what I should be doing and the way that I do things is completely different now from 13 months ago. I can remember not too long ago when talking to people, friends, family the question would come up "you lost xxx how much did you start out it?" and I would shy away from the question and just say something ambiguous like "a lot!" and no one would push and now in the last 2 weeks I have told at least 5 people that personally know me how much I weigh currently and its not something that I care about any more. When you weigh a quarter ton (holy s&*t a quarter ton?!?!) ya tend to be a little self conscious about that fact but lately I just don't care, and maybe its that sense of accomplishment that one feels when losing 181 pounds or maybe I have just come to a point where it is what it is and I just don't care any more who knows.

To summarize I would say that even though I am under the weather all is well and for the most part on track besides the exercise of course. I do want to run that 5k race by years end even though as I have mentioned before I am unsure if its something that is good for my body, because even at 300 pounds which is where I am shooting for by June and is when I want to start running instead of walking I will still in fact be heavy and would hate to damage a knee or my back by pushing too hard too soon. I read a lot of blogs and one that I have recently found that has really given me the bug is , Andrew comments on my blog sometimes and I found his blog through his comments to me, check it out for yourself he has accomplished a lot, the photos of where he runs are always beautiful and I hope that one day I am able to pop some pictures of my own up as I am running around CT because we have some great scenery here too.

The end of another post has come and of course that means that you have earned another glass of H2O so get on up and grab it and I will drink the rest of the green tea in my glass. Thanks for following along and thanks for the support that gets left via your comments etc it helps more than you know.

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TRACYZABELLE 2/13/2009 5:30AM

    I have been green tea'ing it up! Lets see what happens this week!

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ROCKIN_RHON 2/11/2009 11:50PM

    Even though you are under the weather you are still so inspiring. emoticon

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    Someone told me once that you can still work out when you are sick - not really hard - but you could definitely walk. It won't hurt you is what I'm getting at. But you should just listen to your body and let it tell you when it's ready to get back in the game. I am past telling people my weight, too. I think it's because it's such a moving target for one thing, and for another I'm proud of what I've done and where I'm going! And you are SOOOOO impressive to all you meet, that I'm sure it's fun to SHOCK them all!!!!!!


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ZIRCADIA 2/10/2009 9:25PM

    I tell you I definitely went from - "I've lost xxlbs" to "I WEIGH XXXlbs!" :D hahaha. I understand what you mean. Good luck with the running adventure. Sorry I've been an MIA friend but I was missing you and wondering how you were doing and other than currently being sick, it sounds like the big picture is going well for you. :) So that is good to hear.

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SLCOLMAN 2/10/2009 6:32PM

    Sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well!

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CECE0330 2/10/2009 6:22PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon-our family has been hit HARD with coughs, fevers, sore throats, vomiting. Blech. All that might be fine if today's gorgeous weather were going to hold out for a while, but I hear tomorrow we're back to snow. ARGH!!!!!!!! (Yes, we all expect it here in February in the midwest, but why tease us with 50 degree weather for a couple days first? Mean, man, just mean)

I've been feeling that guilt too if I don't get up and move, and that's something that was not always the case even last year-I think I viewed working out as more of a chore. I am VERY much itching to get back to our nightly neighborhood walks.

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MESACHICK 2/10/2009 3:39PM

  You are nicer than I am, T...I think people who ASK other people's weight are just rude!! (Whether I weigh 229 or 103, I think that takes a lot of huevos!!)

Feel better soon!!!

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**PRICELESS** 2/10/2009 2:22PM

    Awww, hope that you're feeling better soon!!

I think it's fantastic that you feel guilty Not working out. Says a whole lot about how far you've come. Indeed, something has clicked! Although I think the 180+lb loss proved that one! =)

Way to go and keep doing what you can!

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BIGGIRL2082010 2/10/2009 1:54PM

    Tony, no fair. I clicked on the link and went off to visit Andrew's blog. Next thing I know, it's been over an hour, and I'm still only at April 2008 ... sigh. I can see why you follow his blog!

I have to get moving now, but I'll drink 2 16-oz glasses of water first, to make up for spending that time on the computer instead of doing what I needed to do! :)

Keep going ... get healthy ASAP!


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DONEPAT 2/10/2009 1:16PM

I know how you feel. When I was laid up after foot surgery - it was in April, and I was by a window and it was so pretty out. I was so annoyed.
You'll get better soon. Keep doing what you're doing!
Sending you good vibes, and get lots of rest, because the world is gonna need it when you feel better! LOL

Patty emoticon

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SNEAKYGREG 2/10/2009 12:31PM

    I hope you feel better soon and when you are ready to run you might try the couch to 5k program that I used it is in podcasts has good music and the guy tells you when to run and when to walk it really worked well for me. Here is the link

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Ya say that jacket from high school fits?!? yes!

Monday, February 09, 2009

This weekend I had plans to go out with some old friends from High school and have dinner, I had planned on a steak and potato dinner but the fact that I have been laying under a heavy quilt all weekend because of the sore throat that I have had stopped that in its tracks. Being sick @ 350 pounds is much different than at 534 pounds which my wife was glad to point out to me, Saturday I made the suggestion that we go out for a ride just to get some fresh air and we ended up running a few errands and then back to my quilt and brandy laced tea for the evening but where are the differences you might be asking? Well let me tell ya, @ 534 pounds when I got sick (which was much more often than now) the world would have to stop so that I could rest, I would need 14 hours of sleep per night and the rest of the day was literally sitting on the couch or in bed drinking as much orange juice as I could get, the only movement that would be given was the movement that HAD to be given because of the mess that would have happened if I didn't move my arse to go to the bathroom. I would get a cold and still have it 2 weeks later all the while the universe was at a stand still because of it, the stark differences in then and now are obvious to me as well as Wify and I know this all by the look I got from her when the subject was brought up! Being healthy (or should I say healthier) has more benefits than expected and honestly being sick longer than normal because of the distress my body was in thing never even dawned on me, with that said though my throat is still very raw and sore this morning but Wify said that I sounded better so hopefully it will only be another day or two before I am back to normal. Everything is where it should be besides the exercise or lack there of, The warmer weather that is just around the bend will be welcomed by me and the small patch of lawn that I can see through the melting snow makes me glad that spring is on the way! With spring will come many hours of manual labor in the new yard, lots of walks around the lake and some hiking for sure, all of which will help the weight come off while making our new place exactly what we want.

I want to talk about the extra skin deal that comes with this weight loss gig for a paragraph or so, My back has been itching me for the last couple of weeks and I couldn't think of any reason why until I mentioned it to my wife, she said something about a preggo belly and how it itched etc and then said that its probably the skin doing its elasticity thang, so for the past few nights she has been giving me a back rub with some lotion which I am hating every minute of by the way, but anything for the weight loss right? (Insert evil grin here) This seems to be doing the trick, though it still itches a bit it is at least 75% less itchy since she has been doing that for me. At times I think about the loose skin and feel like there is no way that at 265 pounds I will be happy with how it looks and feels on me and there are times that I think that it will all be ok and it will stretch back to a reasonable amount of looseness and I will just live with it, this is fast becoming something that I think about as the weight comes off and decision that will be made in a couple years time after my body has had ample time to recuperate from the stress its been under for all of these years.

Which brings me to my next point and something that I am more than excited about! Though in the past three months the weight loss has slowed as far as the raw numbers go I am shrinking every day and I only know this because of the way clothing is fitting, the Jacket that I wore in High school zips up!!! Yesterday I was half kidding when I said to wify "I'm going to try the jacket on" She just looked at me with that "um okĒ look so I put it on and when I pulled the zipper together I was honestly amazed that the two sides came together! So I pulled the zipper up and besides being a little short the jacket fit me! I was measured for this jacket when I was 17 years old! Say it with me, seventeen! Years! Old! So this means that I am approximately the same size right now as I was when I was 17! I know I know thatís one helluva big seventeen year old! I honestly did not expect to be able to zip that jacket until I was less than 300 pounds so I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. This lead me to pull some dress shirts out of the closet, now if you are or were a huge fella like me you know the trials of wearing a button up shirt, make sure it is long enough, make sure it stays tucked into your pants because with every movement it creeps out and you have to constantly tuck it back in, sit down? Yep its going to pull out of the back of your pants so plan how and when you will stand up so that you can tuck it when no one is looking and thatís IF you can find one long enough to even tuck in! Can I sit down without sending someone to the hospital with a button injury? The other option is leave it untucked and look sloppy, or keep your jacket buttoned over it to slightly hide the fact that its not tucked in but you know that its sloppy and everyone that notices knows this too, yep its not fun but let me get back to the good part of this, I pull out some of my old dress shirts and they ALL fit me! Some were a bit short but they all buttoned up with more than enough room to sit without worrying about taking someoneís eye out with a button merely from having a seat!

To be 534 pounds vs. 353 pounds is different worlds on more levels than you could possibly know if you haven't walked that walk and I wish it upon nobody because it is not a pleasant experience to be on the heavy side of that statement. This post has gone long enough so it shall end here, I did not get any weekend posts up because of the falling of the laptop so this was slightly longer than normal and for that you should drink TWO glasses of H2O! See, there was a rainbow at the end of this very long post for ya! Thank you for following along and the support is appreciated!

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SLMTRACE 2/10/2009 11:19AM

    Hope your feeling 100% soon! How super exciting about the jacket and shirts fiting, i bet that felt good!
hope you have a great day!!

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ELFITZPA 2/10/2009 9:32AM

    I'm so impressed with how you consistently celebrate accomplishments on your journey. So many people focus on the "end result" of being at their goal weight, but it really seems like you're enjoying the ride! Keep it up!

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_RAMONA 2/9/2009 11:14PM

    Isn't that the most amazing feeling... suddenly realizing your body IS transforming, so you go through the closet and try all sorts of things on just 'to see' and they fit? :) I'm really happy for you!

Back to the skin thing... your wifey is likely right, and I read something you might want to try before the lotioning. Apparently some research has shown that 'scrubbing' the skin with a natural bristle brush on a regular basis causes it to shrink more effectively and quickly. Our skin is the most sensitive organ of our body, and it responds to stimulus... the brush exfoliates, increases circulation throughout, and actually causes the skin to react... it tightens! Now I can't possibly say if this is true, and I have NO personal experience, but it makes sense to me... and I'd give anything to see YOUR reward being to not have to deal with a huge skin problem when you are done losing the weight. I also REALLY believe in the body's ability to adapt and heal itself under all sorts of extreme circumstances. Take it for what it's worth... but if it works, tell everyone!!!! :)

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

...and thanks for making me smile today!

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DONEPAT 2/9/2009 4:07PM

    Yay on the jacket. I do hope you feel better. Having a raw throat sucks. I know what you mean about being sick, even though I have not lost a great amount of weight, and I don't want to jinx my health by saying so but this year I did not get pneumonia. My first year! Yay! I think its cuz I'm moving more.

Good on the non weight loss related stuff like the jacket. Give your skin a year to go back. You are young enough for it to do so, plus, this is your first big attempt at weight loss. A friend of mine, started off at 535(Dennis) and does Yoga with his wife. He is rather toned. But, I think it depends on the person's body type. Dennis is 6.7.

Well, the snow is melting - pretty soon spring will be here! It won't be long now!

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ABAZOODAY727 2/9/2009 3:20PM

    Yay on the Jacket! I took one out last weekend myself as kind of a goal for myself...of course I have much to i am just starting. I have a home remedy for ya...HOT TANG. I swear by it..although it does have alot of sugar it feels SO good going down. HOT and VItaminC=all better! CONGRATS ON THE GOOD WORK!! Have a good week!!

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TRECECOOKS 2/9/2009 2:53PM

    Glad to hear you're a bit better. Impressed about the jacket. I didn't keep anything from that far back. Heck, I didn't even keep my "fattest" pants.

We'll all have to walk down the skin road at some point. At least we can commiserate. . .

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LEAVY1213 2/9/2009 1:51PM

    YAY!! More signs of progress not even scale related! Congrats on the clothing accomplishments this weekend! Hope you feel better soon.

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RUNNING@MYPACE 2/9/2009 1:36PM

    Hey there!! Sorry to hear you were and still a little bit ..sick! I am sure you will feel much better tomorrow! I also have noticed I have not been as sick this past year. Then when I have been sick I will still get things done and even do smaller workout, as long as its not a respiratory infection !

Also I am glad you are thinking about the loose skin issue! I have had 4 kids and lots of weight in between them all LOL ... I know some ladies that just go right back to what they were before and YAY for them, BUT, mine is not ....even with all the exercise it just seems to hang there...not a pretty pic I know LOL!! I kind of have decided to wait until I reach my goal and then see what I am looking at... BUT I did not work this hard to have a Kangaroo pouch hanging down! So I think whatever you decide to do will be right for you!!

always great reading sorry about the long comment!

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SWEETZMIX 2/9/2009 1:22PM

I am super happy for u and ur clothes for fitting!! Clothes from high school!! emoticon

So I was sick for a week and a half which started with a sore throat. OK this is what u do for that raw pain my friend, go get an aspirin (an extra regular aspirin) and suck on it. One nasty taste but it will help a lot with the pain.

Feel better soon!!

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MESACHICK 2/9/2009 1:06PM

  I LOVE hearing about progress that is MORE than just numbers on a scale! It is so encouraging! And YOU ROCK!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/9/2009 12:43PM

    Bummer about not going out on Saturday night. Make sure to reschedule that. Catching up with friends is a valuable thing, especially if they haven't seen you in a long time and you can get that shock look on their faces. That is the greatest feeling in the world.

Off to drink the water.

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TX.PATRICIA 2/9/2009 11:53AM


I'm so glad you are seeing so much progress! Keep up the EXCELLENT work!

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BIGGIRL2082010 2/9/2009 11:07AM

    I'm sooo happy those shirts and that jacket fit! Getting into clothes you wore when you were 17 is awe-inspiring!

Now, go drink some more green tea - chase away the remnants of your downtime!


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Weighing in, thats all I got for a title today.

Friday, February 06, 2009

I made it to Friday (did I think I wouldn't?) so you know what that means its weigh in day and week one, well I started in the middle of the week but you get the idea, week one of the upping the calories experiment. As I do every Friday its wake up, rest room and straight to the scale and the first time on it read 354.o on the nose but I looked down and noticed that I was wearing my heavy sweat shorts and socks (which is not what I wear for weigh in) so off went the socks and shorts and now its just skivvys and a tee shirt and 353.2 flashes across the display, attempt number two was the same as well as third times a charm, so .8 of a pound loss this week so I will take it down to 353 on my "current weight" not so bad and kind of what I expected, I honestly would not have been surprised at a no loss week because of the weekend that I had. This mornings weigh in brings me to 181 total pounds lost which leaves 78 to go for me to reach 275 pounds my original goal.

Last night right before bed my throat started to hurt and I can't have that! I want to up the exercise this week remember? so I made myself a big cup of hot green tea and added a bit of the good stuff, about a tablespoon of Honey and slightly more than a shot of Easy Jesus AKA E&J Brandy. I slept like a baby and honestly woke up feeling better but my throat is still a little dry feeling so as I write this I am having another cup of hot green tea sans the E&J of course but the honey seems to be helping. With some hope and lots of honey laced green tea I am thinking that this will be gone by tomorrow morning and I can keep with my plan to exercise more this week.

Here is a 353 pound yellow fin tuna for your viewing pleasure, he and I weigh the same at the time of his death.

This Honda Rukus comes in at 181 pounds which is what I have lost so far it is unbelievable to me that I was toting a scooter around on my back for all that time!

Over all I am on schedule (like there is an actual schedule I am following) and honestly I have done nothing in the way of real exercise this week besides painting and the every day house work so that .8 of a pound is 100% on diet for the most part which I guess wouldn't be 100% but maybe 92% yeah that sounds right. Besides .8 of a pound is a good loss, I mean its not a 3 pound week but a loss is a loss is how I see it at this stage of the game. There are going to be weeks that the losses are big and then there will be small loss weeks as well as no loss weeks even and I am on month 14 so this is no news to me! Now this week should be interesting because other than the throat (which hopefully will go away quickly) the only thing that I am doing that could be negative to the weight loss is dinner out on Saturday which is in the beginning of the week so I have time to recoup if I go overboard a bit.

Yesterday I only made it to 1700 calories and I tried! but I had to eat a pair of apples around 8pm to even get that number! I am not adjusting to this up in calories well because I have eaten @1700 for so long its a mental thing for me, I kind of know how much is going to bring me over and I am stopping there (mentally) so I will need to adjust the "mental" part of this up in calories. With that we have come to the end of another week and another post, I hope you all had a good week and a good weigh in, stay healthy, keep on moving and well you know the rest! You have earned another big ol glass of H2O so get on up and grab it.

As Ever

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BIGGIRL2082010 2/8/2009 7:11AM

    The important question is, have you tried lifting up a scooter? :)

Stick with the experiment ... sounds like your body may be ready for a bit of a change ... you still lost some this week even with the increased calories.

But wow, still looking at that scooter ... you carried that around??? :)

Ah, soon you'll be at 1.5 scooters. :)


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MESACHICK 2/8/2009 3:26AM

  Congrats on losing the scooter!! You are awesome! WOO-HOO!!

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SLCOLMAN 2/7/2009 10:15PM

    Great Job as always!!

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TRACYZABELLE 2/7/2009 4:10PM

    .8 off is better than .8 on right? MY weight in was awful but a lot of it is fluid-- I was terribly swollen this week! I will blog abotu it later..

Hope your throat feels beter soon, we can not ahve you feeling badly!

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DONEPAT 2/6/2009 10:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

.8 is great! I do hope you feel better. I'm glad you made it to Friday too. LOL

It's great that you've been losing every week, and even with your experiment and all you do , it all adds up in the end. Just take care of yourself. I'm sure if you were heavier, you'd be a lot sicker! That's a plus!

Well, chicken noodle works, (or do home made) but I am prone to sinus stuff. So, I up the hot sauce, or wasabi (japanese horseradish) and that takes care of it. Nasty but effective. What can I say?

Keep up the great work. You are going strong!

NJ Pat emoticon

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_RAMONA 2/6/2009 9:24PM

    I'm fond of the 'medicinal stuff myself for colds... hot rum toddies! You have the BEST attitude! I hear so many people moaning about the fact that they aren't losing enough evey week. Your pragmatism encourages me!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/6/2009 1:49PM

    Congrats on posting another loss. 14 months and losing everyweek is amazing . . .

Hope that throat doesn't get you down too much. If the EJ doesn't help it, a can of Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle always does the trick for me.

Maybe you need to take the calorie think in stages. Like a reverse smoking patch, bump up to 1750 for a couple weeks, then 1800, then 1850. Give the old body time to adjust to the new levels.

On the running, I am planning to start the first of next month training for a 5K in July. If the knee and back can handle it, go for it. You've already shed a scooter, how hard can running for a half hour be . . . (NEVER would have thought I would have said that).

Sorry about being away, work has been crazy this week.

Off to get another glass of the wet stuff . . .


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SWEETZMIX 2/6/2009 1:39PM

    A loss is a loss... emoticon

Take care of yourself OK. My throat started bothering me Tuesday evening LAST WEEK and I was sick forever. I was a hot mess. I am still a little congested and my cough is finally going away. I missed work for 2 days, the works...taking OTC meds str8 from the bottle. LOL So wait until you feel a 100% before u go crazy in the exercise. Plus u haven't been exercising that much, so no need to stress not making it to the 1850 calorie goal...worry about that when u get back to exercising!

Have a good weekend!!

BTW I think it is super cute that ur wife is not only on spark but leaves u comments!! My BF don't leave me no comments or anyone..haha

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JADEDINVASION 2/6/2009 11:26AM

    hee hee that's a BIG fish.

Grats on the .8!

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LEAVY1213 2/6/2009 10:06AM

    Congrats on your weight loss for the week!

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TROPHYWIFE2B 2/6/2009 9:30AM

    Well, I would like to just comment that a little more than a year ago, there was no "every day house work" because of your weight, and your back pain. To see you moving around the house, helping out (and not hating every minute of it) and just being apart of the every day to day is what really makes me the happiest. It's a great feeling to have a partner like you. You're the best husband a girl could have (and I'm not saying that just because you cleaned the whole house last night!)

I love you...and hope you feel better today.

Your Trophy Wife

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