Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tonight I sit here at 1690 calories for the day again ending with an apple, two thirds of an apple anyways after my daughter decided we were to share it five minutes ago. I did get a 25 minute ride in on the stationary bike this morning and I did it interval style riding intensely on and off the whole 25 minutes. 1 gallon of green tea and 1/2 gallon of water went down the hatch today as well and I have a big ol 64 oz cup of water next to me as I type so it will be about 2 gallons total for the day, 1 multivitamin went in today as well so I am staying on track and will continue these mini posts for a week or so to help me stay accountable.
That is all...
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Running around my living room last night with my daughter playing "tag you're it" which is literally running in a circle chasing each other I realized that life has changed dramatically for me. Not only has life changed for me it has changed for people around me, I would not have been able to play that way with my little girl just over a year ago so its a win win all the way around. I need those reminders to show me how far I have come every now and again because getting comfortable with my weight is something that I did not think would happen but it is. At 534 pounds EVERYTHING was hard to do, but at 534 pounds it was hard to admit that because it would have been admitting weakness and well that's just not how I roll, even back then. Now at 350 pounds I am my old self again and getting a bit comfy in my skin again.
Lets talk about my calories for a moment, Yesterday I decided to knuckle down and get back to business stress be damned and that I did. I ended up at 1700 calories on the nose and even squeezed a treat in there for myself, I had a Capicola sandwich for dinner and man was it good! that has got to be one of my favorite cold cuts and its been a while. I also managed to get enough plant life into the day as well, I had a pear, a banana and an apple along with a whole tomato which shall be the plan again today. I am making my chicken pepper soup today which will serve a dual purpose of a great meal tonight as well as warming up the house as it is currently 13 degrees outside.
For todays exercise I plan on a 15 minute yoga routine and the same 25 minutes on my bike that I did yesterday. I am itching to get outside for some walks so that I can get this C25K thing started but as we live on a very rural road it is still covered in slush because of the lack of traffic, That along with the fact that I have to bring my daughter with me in her stroller and its just not fair to make her come along in 13 degree weather so the walks will have to wait, it is suppose to be back up to the mid 40's by Sunday so hopefully I can get some outside movement in over next weekend.
This is the one on the fridge.
I mentioned reminders, and yesterday I took that picture from August that started this whole ride and I printed it and it now hangs on my fridge. This idea seems silly to me to hang an old picture where I am larger up and is exactly why I am doing it for this week, I need to show myself why I am doing this, I need to show myself that I am stronger than the guy thats been letting himself slip for a while and this silly reminder I believe will do that.
So as you can see I have pulled myself back into this game and its on. You my friend have just earned a big ol glass of H2O for your troubles so get on up and grab it. Thank you for following along and tune in tonight for the mini post outlining my days activities.
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.
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