Friday, March 06, 2009
Let us get to the weigh in straight away this morning, I cannot complain with what the scale said to me, It said that I am down to 355 pounds on the button and that's a good number for me considering that on Sunday it said 360 pounds so 5 down from there and two and a half down from last Fridays weight so either way its a loss and that's the point! From here on out I am in full steam ahead mode again and plan on getting under that 350 mark that's been teasing me for the last couple months.
I haven't been posting many photos up lately because of a couple reasons, my camera broke, my laptop broke and its been stressful BUT I have a new camera, I have a new laptop and I am back on track so with that said I took a couple pictures yesterday on a very short walk that I thought I would share, have a look.
Here is a shot across the still partially frozen lake that I live on, this was just before sunset and I happened to have my camera with me.
This is taken from my back yard looking back into the wooded area, I wanted to try and get the moon in the pic.
Same as the above pic but zoomed in on the moon.
Finally a shot across the lake again, I liked the way this tree was silhouetted by the setting sun.
Today it is suppose to get to the 50s and tomorrow should hit 60! so it would appear that the walks shall be back in the schedule again and I will start bringing my camera and popping some pictures like the above photos up here on the blog. The warmer weather means that I can start doing more outside and that can only be positive when talking about weight loss and better health, hiking, walking, running and all of the landscaping that I need to do this year will all add up into weight loss and I can't wait.
With that said it would appear that I am back to where I should be with this weight loss thang so its back to business and moving forward. Don't forget that glass of H2O that you earned for reading along and remember to check in on my mini update later tonight.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Here I am again, 21 minutes on the bike today and I came in at 1710 calories total for the day on the eve of weighing in. Again I finished the day out with an apple but I was low on calories so I had a Dannon light yogurt with it. 1.5 gallons of green tea down the hatch along with a 32 oz glass of water earlier in the day so hydration has occurred.
These mini posts seem to be working so they shall remain until I need them no more, tomorrow is weigh in so make sure to check out how I did.
Wish me luck!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Last Friday I weighed 357.4 pounds, and Sunday I weighed 360 pounds then Monday I decided enough was enough with this fooling around where my weight loss is concerned stress or no stress it was time to get back to business. This morning I woke up and felt tired because of a rough night sleeping but now that I have my bearings I feel good, in fact its a noticeable difference in how I was feeling last week and the only things that have changed are the fact that I am eating within my calorie range and I am exercising daily again, a little hair of the dog perhaps. Though I do not think that I will get below my lowest weight of 352 by tomorrow morning I do think it will be significantly lower than the shameful 360 that it was on Sunday.
Last night I asked my wife to take some photos for my compare picture pile and I noticed something that I think is pretty cool, even though I have juggled the same 6 pounds for the last month I am smaller than in my last compare picture from 45 days ago, This can only mean that the skin is shrinking around the new me, and for that I am happy. Now let me tell you about a tee shirt that was given to me by an employer when I was 20 years old, it was almost brand new when I stopped working there and because I am the way that I am I kept it. This shirt has been used by wify for a couple years as a "cozy" shirt to sleep in but I decided when I started this weight loss thang that it would be my "ultimate goal shirt" so last night I thought I would try it on and what do ya know it just about fits! I am not saying I would wear it out or anything but I cannot believe that it is 90% wearable! it is short and it is slightly too tight but I can remember a time just 14 months ago when that same shirt would just fit over my chest and arms and there was no way that it was going any further down my body and now it almost fits, talk about a great feeling! I guess I was off with my "ultimate" size being that shirt, I guess it was a time when I was 100% comfy with myself and my size and at 534 pounds it was a FAR way off so felt like a good end game spot to be, of course I still have a ways to go and where I stop nobody knows.
It would appear that I am back! I look forward to my exercise again and I actually had to eat something extra with dinner to get in all of my calories yesterday. The little man in the plastic magic box said that this weekend will be beautiful so I am going to plan on getting a walk or 3 into that time along with the bike rides, I have a funny feeling that if I am riding the bike and walking that the weight will start to retreat again post haste and well that can only be a good thing.
The plan for today you ask? same as yesterday, eat right, exercise and drink until my eyes float, simple right? well it really is and staying focused is the key. Sometimes there are uncontrollable circumstances that can dictate the direction that any given plan heads but at the end of the day as long as control is kept at least partially, we will get where we are going. with that I will end another episode of my 3 guts, don't forget that H2O and look for the mini update later tonight.
Now Get out the way! I'm coming through..
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.
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