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Update mini post # 1 focusing on me.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

In my earlier post from today I said that I was going to do mini posts for a while to keep me focused and this is the first one.

Today I rode my stationary bike for 25 minutes and did some stretches, my calories came in at 1700 on the button ending with an apple 5 minutes ago and I have drank 1.5 gallons of green tea and maybe a liter of water throughout the day.

Today was a success where weight loss is concerned.

Carry on...

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MESACHICK 3/4/2009 3:53AM

  Love the goals!! YOU GO!!

P.S. "Focusing on me"...just think, for at least a couple of minutes, the world IS revolving around YOU. LOL (That's what I tell MYSELF in these situations, anyway...) :-)

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**PRICELESS** 3/4/2009 12:08AM

    WooHoo!! Great Job!

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/3/2009 9:25PM

    Hey, sounds like you may not be getting enough liquids. (Just kidding, just kidding!)

Way to go on a GREAT, healthy day! Now just keep stackin' 'em one on top of the other!


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Freight train? perhaps just a plan..

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

This morning I wake up feeling like I did a few months ago when unstoppable was the only thing that was floating around the air, I have to put the stress aside (at least attempt to) because I have come too far to let myself start to slip back in the wrong direction of weight again. I decided that I will put a plan for this week down in print so that I can go back and look at it and see how I am doing throughout the week and it is more a necessity than a decision but you get my point.

The plan is as follows, I will NOT eat more than 1700 calories per day for the entire week, I WILL ride my bike for at least 20 minutes per day shooting for 30 per day, I will also do yoga every other day for the entire week. on top of that I will make sure that I get at least a gallon of fluid and at least 3 quarts of that shall be green tea, I will also take my multivitamins daily. At the end of each day I will post up the results from the day in mini posts because I started this blog to stay accountable so I will use it for the reason that I created it.

This morning I wake up at 359 pounds which is up 7 pounds from my lowest number of 352, I did stick to 1700 calories yesterday, 1705 respectively and that's a good start. sometimes its hard to stay on track when life gets in the way and I know that some will say that life happens get over it but I am honestly impressed that I have not fallen off of the wagon completely with the hand we have been dealt this time around so for that I am happy.

The bottom line is that I have to do this, and I have to do this for me so that said,I will. A shorter than usual and to the point post for this AM, I have to get focused again and because of this lull I will have to lose an average of 3.4 pounds per week until the end of June if I am to reach that goal of being under 300 by that time, I am not very optimistic about hitting that goal but hey it could happen and if it doesn't it won't make too much a difference in the grand scheme. I am off to get an AM ride in so here it ends.

Thanks for following along and don't forget that glass of H2O!

As Ever

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DONEPAT 3/4/2009 10:00AM

    Ah, life- it's great at times, but at times it gets in the way- ! Think of those mice from Cinderealla singing "you can do it, you can do it" Not only will it make you laugh, you'll shake your head and JUST do it. But do it now.

I think losing enthusiasm is normal- in any given situation. Getting back on track is harder, but when you're done- that's what its like in real life.

I know you can do this- Keep your game face. Sing the mousie song. Laugh- LOL

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LEAVY1213 3/3/2009 5:44PM

    You CAN do it!! You have done it this far and you certainly can continue to do it. Keep your chin up and make yourself a priority some times too. :-) Keep on going!

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ZIRCADIA 3/3/2009 4:27PM

    I'm glad you have a plan in place and also -- that breakfast for dinner picture yesterday is positively DROOLWORTHY!! GO WIFEY!

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PEACHYCYN 3/3/2009 4:23PM

    You have come this far and have lost so much, you can do this. Stick to your plan and you will succeed. Good luck.

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**PRICELESS** 3/3/2009 12:48PM

    Way To Go!!!...For putting your foot down. Standing up. Saying enuff is enuff. Making the decision.

I truly believe that this journey is based on our thinking. Only when we step out of that negative cycle of thoughts & patterns will we be truly successful. Once we've had enuff and decide to begin the journey then we have to be on the lookout for complacency. I find myself fighting w/ one of the 2 on almost a daily basis...negative thoughts hit some days & I conquer those only to then loose a few pounds, get arrogant &, sometimes, complacent. How quickly the pounds creep back on.

Making a schedule/plan is Good!! Something you can look at everyday & stay constantly reminded. I downloaded a Excel Calendar personally and love it!! It helps me stay accountable and allows me to look back and evaluate week by week to see if there's improvement, slacking or patterns that I have that I don't know are there. Here's the link to the download if you're interested:

You're doing great! You recognize what's going on, what's causing it to go on, & what you need to do to pick yourself back up and get on track. You CAN Do This!! You've come this far so we know it. Dust yourself off & pick up the pace!
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SWEETZMIX 3/3/2009 12:04PM

    Ok getting things down in print is a great idea. You know what helped me last month when I was struggling, I printed out a blank calendar from my cpu for the month. And I put it in the kitchen on the fridge, and I kept track of certain things there, like how many calories I ate for the day, my fitness minutes and stuff like that. And every night after I ate my last meal I will fill it in. There were about 5 days last month, scattered that I didn't track my calories and every time the day after I didn't track came around, I felt bad, u know?? Like I let myself down. I love the cpu, excel, and blogs, but sometimes just writing it down and putting it out in the open helps. And for this month, I got a little pocket notebook so I can look at my results from month to month, just taking the time to do that enforces that I really want this.

Either way, just thought that was an idea u would like to know. I know life gets hard, but we just have to adjust our lifestyles to the things we can't control. We strive for progress not perfection!!

Keep working hard my friend! And you don't have to thank me for my comments, I enjoy reading ur blogs.

Take Care!

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SNEAKYGREG 3/3/2009 12:02PM

    You sometimes we have to do that self discipline to keep going. Great job so far and have fun with your personal challenge this week

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CINCYDORA 3/3/2009 11:25AM

    Good for you! Get those engines rolling and you will make it to your destination.

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/3/2009 11:06AM

    Just DO it, Mr. Meatball, sir! :) We know you can, and YOU know you WILL! :)

Here's waiting to see what Friday brings!


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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/3/2009 10:52AM

    Just remember that a freight train starts off slow but also stops slow. Once you get it moving again, it will take a long time to get it stopped.

Just let me know if I can help some how.

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DENACARPER 3/3/2009 10:40AM

    Way to go - we all hit a few bumps in the road - as long as we get back on there's nothing to worry about!

Keep your goal in focus and do what you gotta do to get there. we rooting for you!!


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TAMMIE1006 3/3/2009 10:38AM

    now THAT'S the meatball we all know and love - the one with enough determination to make sure that he reaches his goals, and then some!! looking forward to hearing about your sucess this week!!
i'm on my 4th glass decaf green tea this morning!!

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Snow and eggs..

Monday, March 02, 2009

A busy weekend has kept me away from the computer thus the lack of posts are showing that, We decided it was time to repaint our kitchen and get it looking good and it basically took all of my time both Saturday and Sunday. I have been off and on with the intake and have been doing one good day and then a bad day, and when I say bad I mean going over on calories by 200-300 maybe every other day. I right now am at 1705 calories for the day so today is one of the "good days" but yesterday? not so much. I have to admit that I am struggling a bit lately with keeping to "good" habits because of things unrelated to this weight loss thang but I am holding within the same 5-7 pounds, first I am up then I am down and the back and fourth game is whats been going on for me.

My lovely wife made me one of if not the best omelets that I have ever had for dinner tonight, it was filled with onions, Jalapenos, mushrooms, crushed garlic, light cheddar cheese and tomatoes, I had a light english muffin, a few slices of turkey bacon and a sliced up dill pickle. Total calories for the meal was 650 which is a bit heavy but not too bad and would have been worth 900 calories the way it tasted! have a look for yourself.

Breakfast for dinner always hits the spot!

Hopefully I can get my juju back this week and get the weight moving in the right direction again, I think part of the issue is the exercise or as I have said before the lack there of. I have not done anything in the way of exercise besides the shoveling of the snow today for more than a week and a half. Yes I said more snow! just when it was starting to look good for the warm weather too! I measured in the middle of my front yard 10.5 inches of the white stuff fell and this doesn't make me a happy camper!

It is what it is and sooner or later the juju will be back in my pocket and the weight will be going back in a downward trend, the weather will be cooperating and I can get this train rollin again.

Thanks for following along and don't forget that H2O.

As Ever

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RACKETMOM 3/4/2009 9:14PM

    Wow, that's a good looking omelet!! Gotta have one soon!
Glad you're back on track-I've been slacking with the exercise lately too, but today was better & tomorrow's a brand new day! We had 4" of snow here (Alabama) Sunday morning but it was gone by the afternoon, so I can't blame the weather for my inactivity! And it's gonna be in the 70's the next several days, so I'm planning on hitting the outdoors! I've always wanting to play tennis, but have never tried. This weekend I'm going to chase some tennis balls for the first time! Wish me luck!
Happy Sparkin'!!
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SLMTRACE 3/3/2009 10:21AM

    ohhhh man does that omlet sound and look delish!! and for a girl who doesnt care much for eggs ive been wanting me some... hmmm maybe i will make breakfast for dinner... we shall see... its great to see you at it again, cant wait to see what the new kitchen looks like! how fun! what color did you paint it?!
sending juju your way mr!! you can kick some @ss i know it, now get to it mr!!! no excuses! right?! RIGHT!!!
hehe hope you have a great day!!
oh and thanks for the new hair compliment!! its a huge change, but its been fun! hehe
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    it had been more than a month since I had exercised until sunday. I had lost my mojo or your juju. I couldnt' get motivated to work out for anything. I was ill on top of it and that made it worse. I hope that you get it back soon. I think my other problem was taht I didn't gain any weight from not exercising, so I had a false sense of security. Maintaining is good practice for when I reach that goal weight, but these last 30lbs are going to be tough to get rid of. You have been doing so well thus far, you will find your juju once again probably winter and snow don't help. Good luck.

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TAMMIE1006 3/3/2009 9:35AM

    mmm, breakfast for dinner sounds awesome!
well, sounds like you're on your way "back" least you've been keeping active by painting and shoveling snow!! how much snow did you get?? we had about 12", but i'm sure it's nothing compared to what you got up there!
hope this week turns out to be a great one for you - i wanna hear those raving results again soon!!!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/3/2009 8:19AM

    I so understand about the lack of exercise. I am still eating pretty good, but I know last year I had over 1000 minutes in by the end of Feb and this year I only got about 425.

I also pushed back the start of the c25k because of the weather. If I am going to be doing something I am not sure I am going to enjoy, I'm not going to do it while being miserably cold.

See ya l8r

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/3/2009 3:48AM

    That title had me thinking you cooked some eggs in snow or something. And you know what they say about stayin' away from yellow snow ... :)

More snow ... yeah, I guess that is what they call winter, huh? The good news is that this is the later part of winter ... spring will be here in a few weeks. Then, instead f shoveling, you'll be thinking about getting that lawn mower in action, and getting in long walks/runs ...

And in the meantime, there's always breakfast-for-dinner. Great idea of your wife's by the way - it's healthy, and gives you a bit of variety, too!

Keep up the good work - and keep bloggin' - we miss these updates!


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MESACHICK 3/3/2009 1:49AM

  Juju, I like it! I got my juju back today after a 6-week tailbone injury (that SUCKED big time!!). Quit posting food pictures!! Makes me hungry! LOL

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DIZBIZBELINDA 3/2/2009 10:25PM

    Shoveling snow is GREAT exercise! Just because every day is not perfect, don't beat yourself up. You know you can do this, you are just hitting one of those rocky parts of tha path. Keep doing what you are doing and it will be smooth sailing again soon. Hang in there.

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CINCYDORA 3/2/2009 10:09PM

    Sending juju your way! Looks like you know what needs done and I'm sure you'll find a way to get yourself back on track.

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**PRICELESS** 3/2/2009 9:25PM

    Omigosh that looks delicious!! Perhaps I'll be having breakfast for dinner too! =)
Perhaps I oughtta NOT be drinking screwdrivers & instead take you up on that glass of water. lol

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What we have here is a failure to communicate...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Weigh in has come again like every week but this time around its a little different, This week I did not stay on plan, this week I did not eat like I should have yesterday in particular and the scale shows that to me this morning. I have said it before and I will reiterate again that this blog is for accountability so honesty is what you will get when I say that it is my fault that there is no loss this week. The scale told me that I was not a good boy when I stepped on this morning and the display read 357.4 which is more than 5 pounds higher than last Friday. I have not exercised a single day this week past Saturday and ate enough yesterday to cover 3 days worth of calories, now that's just a estimate but if I were a betting man that would be my guess and the fact that in the last 2 days I have only drank about 1/2 gallon of fluid probably doesn't help either. Three nights this week I have had 5 or less hours of sleep per night as well, when all of these things are put together "you get what we had here last week".

Negativity breeds more of the same and Momma always said that if I didn't have anything nice to say than I should keep my mouth shut and that could explain why I haven't posted much this week. I know that its been a not so good week and I feel about the same way. In an older post I mentioned "Talking like a fat person" and I guess I have been doing that this week just a bit because I have been under some stress which is not weight loss related "Oh hey You have been under stress? its ok that you slipped then" No its not! Life happens, stress is part of that from time to time and I have not stayed focused under this stress. Turning to food because of stress is likely why most of us gain weight in the first place, that or getting married! yes that puts weight on as well for all of you single people reading this. Either way it should not be a reason to eat, it should not mean that game is off until the stresser exits stage left.

I am tired of juggling the same five pounds already and it is time to stop the madness and get below 350 pounds. I have been sick for more than a week and that had a hand but again its no excuse but I am feeling better so I am back on from this point on, not because I want to be but because I have to be. "Ain't ya scared? Ain't ya scared of dyin'?" Thats what started this all isn't it? 14 months ago I WAS scared of "dyin'" and just because I am comfortable in my own skin again doesn't mean that I can lose focus, it does not mean that the fat burning party is over and because I can slide into a booth now certainly does not mean its time to scream success, because I have a long way to go before I reach that finish line.

Today starts me back into my old ways, well my new old ways because my old old ways would mean that I keep eating, or something. I am tired of moving this dirt in and out of "Boss Kean's ditch" where this five pounds is concerned so its done today, I am back on track stress or no stress, sick or no sick because I have to. Thank you for following along and don't forget to drink that H2O which sounds hypocritical coming from the guy that drank a total of a half gallon of fluid in 2 days! but know that while I wrote this I consumed slightly less than a half gallon of green tea.

Keep on keepin on and all that.

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PUMPKINFACE73 3/1/2009 10:04PM

    love your honesty, I have been hiding out lately too so must me something in the CT YOU are one of the most dedicated and determined people I have met here on Spark, your accomplishments are beyond amazind, and with every bump in the road thru this journey you never steer too far off course. You re-group, re-focus and go after it strong and hard. Again, I admire you and all that you have done and continue to do.

So, we are getting snow...grrrrrr...BUT as soon as this weather starts getting warmer guess what, yep I am coming to get you and we are hitting the track. The clock is ticking and you promised me a 5K this year...I am gonna stick to you like glue and we are going to show everyone how us Sparkies get it done.

Get those sneakers

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TRACYZABELLE 2/28/2009 8:51PM

    We don't need to kick you in the rear to get you back on track, you do a good enough job of that yourself, but you know we are here to support you!

Sorry it took me so long to post but the laptop I use for work was in the shop so I had to wait until tonight (saturday) to post. Had an awful WI but I will persevere!

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BIGGIRL2082010 2/28/2009 12:10PM

    Sounds like you gave yourself a good ol' kick in the pants there! :)

And now you're back on track, right? RIGHT?


Lather, rinse, repeat - you already know what you need to do, and how to do it - no need for me to blather on. :)

Looking forward to your NEXT weigh-in - bet it'll be a GOOD one. And I wanna hear all about how that walking or running is going, too ... Adam just did his half-marathon ...

Take care of yourself!


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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/27/2009 11:17PM

    Ok. You've got your self picked back up and dusted off. Let's put your money where your mouth is. You are going to do this.

I will say that stress can be and excuse for a little variance, but not a huge amount.

Keep it up and we'll all be there in the end.

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/27/2009 7:49PM

    Thanks for this. It's too easy to just stay away when we 'feel' away, and it helps us all to know a stumble does not have to be a fall. I was sick this week, too, and it did make things a little harder. But being sick isn't the same as staying sick, so we do have to just suit up and show up sometimes, even if we don't feel like it! As a 'newbie' to SP, I appreciate getting to see the downs with the ups!

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TELERIE 2/27/2009 6:39PM

    Dana speaks wise words here. I think establishing some basic rules to live by is a great idea to build us a healthy lifestyle. I tried something like that this month when my work got really challenging I set aside some time to exercise and managed to focus on healthy eating - and it made it much easier and I felt so good when I managed to squeeze in a workout even when I had to work overtime. I've had my water, thanks for your honesty!

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VEEJAY3 2/27/2009 5:45PM

    Ah! You showed up just as I was about to sic the posse on ya. But ya showed up with a Cool Hand Luke reference or two, which gets you outa jail free.

I admire both your honesty and your perseverance. I remember one time I blogged about being too satisfied with my (then) success. I was feeling so much better and was sloughing off because of it. Well guess what. I went on to lose another 20 pounds and now THIS feels mighty good.

So good, in fact, that I'm tempted to ignore the last 15 I have to lose.
No? You don't think that's a good idea? You say 'keep on pushin'?

Ok then. Fine.

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RUNNING@MYPACE 2/27/2009 3:40PM

    Well Hello there!! Sounds like you and I both had a bit of the "fat person" sneak back in our heads!!! It can get so hard sometimes ...its strange it so dang easy when its on... ya know?? Then on those rare days where everything is off its so freaking hard!!! I had a rough last 2 weeks and I really pushed this last week and finally down 2 pounds today!! Last Sunday I was in a bad mind set and almost convinced myself that "HEY if I am gonna keep on gaining that same 5 pounds back ..maybe I should just stop trying ..stop punishing myself at the gym or on the track ..I mean what is it doing but giving me 5 pounds up and down" BUT I stuck with it and as always kicked that "fat voice" right out of my head!! You got this my friend!! I just went back and looked at your photos and MAN have come so far...but not far enough!! We can get there
and that fat voice can just SHUT IT!!

Have a great weekend!

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ABAZOODAY727 2/27/2009 3:12PM

    You are the little engine that could! "I THINK I CAN! I THINK I CAN!!!" YOU CAN DO IT!!! We all fall but the difference is ...Failure is staying down! GOOD LUCK !! emoticon

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SLMTRACE 2/27/2009 1:55PM

    ya know i am right there with ya, i fell off the wagon and stayed off an extra week. so im gettin back into the game like you today. We know what we need to do, we just need to do it my friend! Go big (on workin and eating good) or go home! lol have a great healthy day!
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**PRICELESS** 2/27/2009 1:24PM

    Aaahhhhh Life. Gggrrrrrr. Such a pain sometimes.
Your honesty is a breath of fresh air & you've got the right idea. Now it's just applying those ideas. Why not go for a walk this afternoon?? That may help you get your feet back on solid ground (no pun intended) and give you a chance to clear your head & put things back in perspective. =)

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ZIRCADIA 2/27/2009 1:01PM

    Just because it's not ok, doesn't mean it's not understandable. Stress/life happens and we lose focus. You have to be able to make those healthy habits so routine that they stick even when stressors are applied. That might mean every little detail isn't in place -- but at least a base level of healthy habits occur. For me it's drinking water, eating healthy meals, getting some exercise. NOW -- it might not mean burning x number of calories per week, or tracking on SparkPeople for all food items, or setting new PR's for weights lifted or distances run -- but I'm still maintaining a level of healthy lifestyle that will allow me to stay on track for when I have the mental energy to apply more focus to this aspect of my life. I've also found that having that part of my life remain a constant helps me feel more in control about the other parts of my life. *HUGS* Best of luck in getting that healthy baseline re-established and learning to deal with those stressors in your life in a healthy way.

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DIZBIZBELINDA 2/27/2009 12:33PM

    Life happens and we can't control near as much of it as we think we can. How we respond to life is important and I think we know how we "should" respond. How we REACT is a whole other story. I hate to be the one to tell ya this..not to be harsh....YOU ARE HUMAN! That being said, get your butt back on the path young man! You know....a couple of years ago you probably would have plugged on from week to week without so much as thinking about it. This time, you were lost for ONLY a week when you found your way back. GOOD FOR YOU! If it happens again, get back on the train before the scale has to quantify what you already know. We have all been slapped in the face by the scale but not everyone can appreciate the reality check. You are strong and still determined. YOU CAN DO have already proven that fact. Keep fighting the good fight and lets see if you can get yourself lighter than that Suzuki. :-)

Thanks for sharing your makes many of us not feel so alone. Lifting my glass of water in your honor! CHEERS!

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SWEETZMIX 2/27/2009 10:41AM

    Hello my friend. Yeah I know what u mean, it's like we know what to do..but we are not there yet cuz we still go to food. I have been playing with a few pounds for about 3 months. I just told myself, no more! I can't keep doing this to myself! So we move on!! YUP we move on, and keep on keeping on (like u say).

Enjoy your weekend, and remember Sunday is March 1st. A new month that we will not let pass us by, hopefully we will get some nice weather and get some outside workouts.

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ELFITZPA 2/27/2009 10:18AM

    I'm with you - I had an awful week nutrition-wise and didn't get as much water in as I normally do. And I'm feeling it and it's not good! But today is a new day and we both have the opportunity to turn it around!

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LEAVY1213 2/27/2009 9:56AM

    I hear what you are saying. This whole month has just been blah for me. I have done just enough to get by and see VERY minimal weight loss, but I certainly haven't been doing what I need to be to reach my goals. I have had a few family crisises (is that a word??? lol) too, so I think that does play a roll, but you are right, we can't let it get at us and get us off plan. We have to stay focused! So here is to getting back on track for real today and through the month of March! Good luck and go get a drink of water! (and I will too) lol :-) And some movement too! You can do this! We can do this! Keep on going!! :-) Have a great week--Make it count!

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Huh? who me? yeah you fat man!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We're back in business, Saturday I picked up a new laptop so I am nice and comfy having my own computer back with my own progs on them. Lets talk about the challenge that I posted up for a minute, Saturday I woke up and decided that I would ride the bike first thing and it looks like I owed for 22 comments worth of minutes so 44 minutes it was, add that to my normal 20 and its 64 minutes. I decided to break it into 2 sections to save my arse some pain so it was a 30 minute ride then some stretches for about 15 minutes and then back for the remaining minutes, 35 minutes later (I did an extra minute for kicks) I was done and we headed out for the day to get some shopping done, Thank you all that left me a comment!

Let us talk about some weight loss/health stuff, when last we saw Mister Meatball the ships were in port and not moving but every 3 days and that was not wearing well on me and I was praying that the blockage would end sooner than later and on Saturday I got my wish. My daughter had a stomach bug (its just slowing down now) last week and I got it, what that translates into is that someone blew the dam and there is now an express route through my body for everything that goes in, so if it ain't one thing. That pass through the straights is still open and now I find myself praying for a blockage! go figure.

A random shot of last nights dinner, Turkey burgers and sweet potato fries, hows that look?

Intake wise this past weekend was not good at all, let me splain. Friday was the beginning of this stomach deal that I have going on atm so I just ate what I could because I figured something was better than nothing and I ended up not counting calories at all, I ate what I normally eat on any given day I just did not log anything so there is a chance that I went over. Saturday we were out all day so I did not log anything again but I am fairly sure that I did not go over on calories either, it was a Subway for dinner kind of day and 1 gallon of green tea was consumed while we ran around. Sunday, ahhh Sunday, a week or two ago I was suppose to meet up with some old friends from high school and it didn't happen because of me being sick so we went out to dinner Sunday and it was cool getting together but the food was terrible for that day, only in calories because the steak I had at dinner was absolutely sinful. Breakfast on Saturday started out pretty normal with me having a bowl of Honey combs cereal (2 cups) with 1 cup of 1% milk, gold star for me. Then lunch was a foot long subway which is still not so bad besides the fact that I did not get my normal turkey with no cheese and a pound of veggies, instead I got a Subway melt which is Turkey, Ham and bacon with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo, YES real mayo! so that was naughty, but wait until you hear about dinner!

Onto dinner (yes it gets its own paragraph!) ahhh dinner, For dinner we went to a steak house and let me tell you about the appetizers first, actually lets start at the bread! on the table was warm cinnamon flavored rolls with honey/garlic butter on the side so of course I had to have one and man was it good. For an appetizer we ordered a sample platter and an order of jalapeno poppers to share between the four of us and I had my share of the poppers dipped in a horse radish sauce as well as a potato skin from the sampler, so off to a good start eh? for my drink I ordered a cherry coke (which I had 2 of before the night was done) and the main course was a 16 oz NY strip cooked perfectly rare, a baked potato with sour cream and butter on the side and a cup of chili which was all perfectly prepared. Dessert time came around and everyone was sort of looking at one another like "I don't know, do you want some? maybe I'll have, um maybe...." so I ended it by stating "I will have a piece of that cheese cake and bring out 2 spoons" which prompted my friend from high school to do the same. So as you can see there was really no holding back for that meal whatsoever, I did not finish my meal I want to mention, I brought home 2/3 of the potato and maybe 4-5 oz of the steak which I ate yesterday.

Monday I did not record my calories but I do believe I was pretty close to my 1700 limit if not over by 100-200 and that will conclude the no recording of the food. I can blame the fact that I was without my computer which holds my excel sheet that I made but I won't do that, there is this stuff called paper and these things called pens that I could have used so I take the blame for my slacking off on the intake tracking. I have my new laptop set up now and have Office installed so I have my excel sheet back and the tracking begins again today.

I want to give a mention to the video poll on the sidebar again as it appears that a video will need to be uploaded soon judging by the response, I thank all who have voted so far and if you haven't please do so! Thank you for following along with my weight loss journey and you know the drill, grab that H2O and get to drinking!

As Ever

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SLMTRACE 2/26/2009 4:31PM

    Yeay for the lap top back and running!! and the spreadsheets being back as well.
hope your feelin better soon, and back to normal!
cheers emoticon

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**PRICELESS** 2/25/2009 9:41PM

    YAY for the new laptop!!! And spreadsheets up & running! =)

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DONEPAT 2/25/2009 11:21AM

Good to see you back on.
Um, if the stomach is still not right - try the "BRAT- program.


Yeah, old medical standby.

I have "that" this week.

Well, good to see you online and feel better soon!

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PEACHYCYN 2/25/2009 9:33AM

    Glad to have you back. Your dinner last night looks so good, I want to go and get one now. LOL Keep up the hard work, your doing great! You and a few other SP friends have inspired me to move my butt and get moving. Thanks

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MESACHICK 2/24/2009 6:57PM

  Glad your laptop is up and running - I have missed the blogs!!

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LEAVY1213 2/24/2009 4:42PM

    I LOVE Turkey burgers and sweet potato fries! That is one of my favorite meals! Keep up the good work and hope you are feeling much better.

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SQUIRRELLYMOM 2/24/2009 3:20PM

    Ok, the sweet potato fries are looking really good. I might have to learn how to make them. I have been wanting a turkey burger for about 2 weeks so I can definitely tell that I will have to make them too!! OMG, that plate of food looks so good.


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SNEAKYGREG 2/24/2009 12:52PM

    Good for you, once in a while we need to go off the reservation and drink fire water...errrrrr I mean we need to go out and just have a nice meal, if we don't we will never succeed at this journey we are on

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/24/2009 12:49PM

    Glad you had a good time Sunday. Getting together with friends is always a special occasion and should be enjoyed to the fullest, especially when you are catching up with someone you haven't seen in a while.

I really wish I could help you with the ship yard issue. I know that now I am much more aware of the ships and whether they are leaving or not. It sounds a little gross, but maybe that needs tracked along with the food to see if you can see any patterns.

Off to get more water.


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BIGGIRL2082010 2/24/2009 12:46PM

    Okay, then, you still have a couple of days till weigh-in. Make them good ones! :)

You can do this - and you *know* we all need to allow for real life, not just always "being good" ... this sounds like not too much of a splurge anyway!

We'll be looking for those videos ...


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