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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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