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Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Motivation can come from many places, it can come from an image in a mirror or maybe it can come from wanting to impress a pretty girl, wanting to beat an old record time running a 5k race or perhaps its that way you feel when you add one more rep to a weight lifting routine, and then sometimes its as easy as having the right music playing.

The image in the mirror is working for me right now because I am starting to see Me looking back again instead of that other guy, you know the 500 pound fella! Impressing a pretty girl? yes I try to do that too BUT I am married to her so I have home field advantage there and I know that she loves me so I don't have to work so hard at it though I hope (and I think) that I still impress her, beating an old record for a 5k? yes indeed, BUT I just want to be able to run that 5k and that is driving me currently. Adding one more rep was HUGE for me when I was lifting weights so I look forward to getting that one back soon. Now lets talk about music for a minute, with me music can make me work harder and I would bet a lot of you are the same way and it is the easiest way to get/stay motivated sometimes, what kind of music gets a person motivated I would think has a little to do with what they like but more so I think that the beat or cadence means a lot as well, here are some examples of songs that get me moving and keeps me moving, no laughing at the Cristina Aguilera entry!

Prince "When doves cry"
Christina Aguilera "Ain't no other man"
The Roots "Here I come"
Ludacris "Move Bitch"
NWA "Express yourself"
Elvis Crespo "Sauvemente"
House of Pain "Jump around"
Sepultura "Bloody Roots"
Black Train Jack "Guy like me"
Run DMC "Tricky"
Control Machete "Instancias"
Drop Kick Murphys "I'm shipping off to Boston"
Limp Bizkit "Nookie"



That list is just off of the top of my head, actually its a CD that I burned yesterday when I was looking for some music to listen to while I ride my bike but all of those songs though totally different genres ALL make me want to move or keep moving so they make the cut. It is easy to trick ones self into movement with music, for me Salsa makes me move whether I want to or not, nothing like a 350 pound guy shakin his ass to get every eye in the room looking in that direction but hey! Music has this control over some of us that we just cannot control so as a motivator its great! I think back to my early 20's and going to Hardcore shows in New Haven and NYC and the wave of people ungulating almost as a single organism as bodys slammed into one another in the pit simply because the music drove everyone to do so.

If the music doesn't or cannot keep me motivated, all I have to do is play with my little girl, being able to snatch her up and run around playing without feeling as if I am going to die in the middle of it all is priceless. Now mix the two? I can quite literally just go nuts playing and dancing with her for hours while we let the playlist scroll through and not only did she get to play with dad but I got to move and that folks is what they call a win win.

This post went a little longer than I thought it would and I haven't even mentioned my intake or movement for yesterday! I ended up at 1695 total calories and rode my bike for 22 minutes, almost 2 gallons of fluid went in consisting of 1 gallon of green tea and 3/4 of a gallon plain water and I am finding that if I ride the bike in the early evening like between 7:00 and 8:00 pm that the ride is faster and my heart rate is higher when I am done, I just plain work harder at night and I don't know why, more testing shall be had because I enjoy the ride earlier but if I am doing more at night it may make sense to shoot for later rides.

With that said I am off to get a ride in because I have some plans for later that may not afford me the time this evening to fit it in. don't forget that H2O and I am predicting a good week this week for my weigh in and maybe a challenge for Friday as well. Keep on keepin on and all that and remember kids, YOU are the only one holding yourself back..

As Ever
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LEAVY1213 3/11/2009 4:34PM

    I agree! Music just makes me wanna shake my bootie (and of course that isn't always pretty)! But it makes my DS laugh so that is fun. :-) Keep on shaking it! lol

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ZIRCADIA 3/11/2009 2:52PM

    Sounds like you're doing great! Yes, I did snicker internally at the Aguilera, but that song DOES have a good upbeat tempo! :) I had to download Britney Spears Circus for my workout playlist on my iPod because I am just way into that song right now (and I'm a mainly indie rock chick so yeah.. hahaha). So no shame.

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/11/2009 1:36PM

    Heh. I have the same "problem" with salsa music - gets me movin' *every* time!

Sounds like you're on a roll - keep it up!

Cheers,
Maya


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MSBEA*URIBE 3/11/2009 1:05PM

    This is one of the best personal blogs that I have read! You keep up the good work that you are doing..

Music is such a good thing.. and I listen to Salsa at home, and yes.. the moment I hear the first beat, I am dancing, even if it's with the broom!!



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ELFITZPA 3/11/2009 12:32PM

    What a fun and incredibly random list of songs!! I also enjoy music as a motivator, and try to limit myself to pulling it out ONLY when I really need to (like if I'm at the gym instead of outdoors, or on a long run). "Shipping out to Boston" is actually the first song on my current running playlist, since it gets me excited for the Boston Marathon. I may need to steal a few others from your list!! Keep up the excellent work, as always!

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SNEAKYGREG 3/11/2009 11:39AM

    OK so once again great blog. I totally agree about music, funny thing is the music that I used to not really care for is the best for my running... go figure

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SWEETZMIX 3/11/2009 10:43AM

    OK I have to comment on ur blog. SO it's sO funny, I just put a bunch of prince on my IPOD because I realized I only had 2 of his songs. My jam is "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and I got the same Ludacris song on my workout playlist. LOL The beat is just hard, and House of Pain...I need that. I don't have that on my workout list. I love anything I can jam to, just move..helps making working out fun. I do like some rougher kind of rap music because of the beats so I can see why you got NWA and I like Christina Aguilera too! Sometimes on the weekends we just put on some music from like the late 80s & early 90s (the whole New Jack Swing era) and just jam. hehe

So anyway, it's great to see you are back to your old self. Just doing what you need to do and not veering off track. I see a great weigh in for you on Friday and if not, you can not say you didn't work hard this week!!

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Look! its a bird, its a plane! its a baby carrot??

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Today is off to a good start, and I plan on making it a good finish as well. I have my food planned out for the entire day and am going to ride my bike when I get through with this post as I feel that I am on a roll again. Just settling back into the new way that I am doing things again is making me feel like I did back 6 months ago when I was just plowing through this weight and I have a feeling the next couple of months will be interesting.



I have to mention the lunch that I just made for myself because it was too good to not mention it. I made a sandwich with 2.5 oz of capicola, a couple slices of turkey bacon, some American cheese, lettuce tomato and black pepper with a dill pickle on the side, This sammie tasted so good, I'm tellin ya I will be making this again. I thought about how once upon a time that sandwich might have been two and with 5oz of capicola on each sandwich and a couple of table spoons of mayonnaise with a side of, oh I don't know maybe a half a bag of Doritos or something and how the flavor would have been drown in mayo and salt. Now the flavor of the tomato and cheese mixed with the hotness of the capicola and then the garlic in the dill pickle is what made it taste so good, when our pallets are not over run with strong offensive flavors the good stuff shines and all for the price of some good solid calories, nothing empty here.



The amazing thing about good habits is that they are just as easy to keep around as the bad ones once you get use to them being there, Don't believe me? try it out for yourself and I am sure that you will find yourself reaching into the fridge looking for a fruit or veggie instead of that piece of cake that you would normally have. When you get to the point that you say things like "Hey those baby carrots are really sweet!" and said baby carrots actually take care of the sweet tooth effect you know that you are getting somewhere. Perhaps its green peppers that you feel are sweet or you find yourself grabbing a head of cauliflower to munch on while you ride around around on a Saturday taking care of errands instead of a bag of chips, and these habits get into our childrens heads as well. My kids LOVE their veggies and I grin every time we walk through the supermarket and they ask for apples, broccoli, cauliflower, and get this one, Brussel sprouts! hopefully this behavior that they are seeing out of me and wify will mean that they will not have to deal with bad habits of their own where eating and nutrition are concerned as they grow up.



In the last 14 months I have learned a lot about myself and about eating correctly, living healthy and exercising regularly to maintain, well in my case get to a lifestyle that will support a long happy life. Anyone that is out there contemplating whether or not to start and or maintain a weight loss program and is having a rough time getting started, from one fat guy (or gal) to another, You owe it to yourself to put as much energy that is needed into a weight loss program right now! not in a week, or on the first, or on your next birthday, do it now! when you eat baby carrots and taste the sweetness and it is actually sweet to you and not just bleh you can come thank me for the push but until then start, start walking, start eating less or even just adjusting to better foods! whatever it is just do it now, not because I say so but because I wish someone had put it as plainly as I just have to me years ago.

As Ever
Me

  
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DONEPAT 3/11/2009 9:41PM

    RE: Capicola. I looove it.
Your sammie sounds so good and I know what you mean about flavors blending with the veggies. I made chicken salad today. It was so good. Instead of mayo, I used 1 tblsp cottage cheese and 1 tblsp lowfat sour cream (it was done in the food processor. OMG. And I added cajun seasoning to the chicken salad. Ok, you get it, it was good and the flavors blended. .............

As a kid, I loved carrots so much, I had orange skin. If you eat enough, the carotene in them will give you a nice tan too. (really).

Well, you are doing great. Had no doubt.
I'm getting my new keyboard, thanks.

Keep on keeping on.

Hugs,
Patty emoticon

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BOTZZZ 3/11/2009 8:09AM

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capico
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enjoy!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/11/2009 7:57AM

    Let me echo the last comment

what the heck is capicola

Another great post sir. It just shows us that our new habits can make feel good as that large double bacon deep dish pizza used to . . .

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RACKETMOM 3/10/2009 9:41PM

    Ok, carrots, brocolli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turkey bacon, cheese, lettuce & 'maters, (they're my favorite), I know & love 'em all, but what the heck is capicola emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 3/10/2009 8:29PM

    I LOVE ME SOME CARROTS!! emoticonAnd not no darn baby carrot, those are just sliced "defective" or not so pretty carrots. I like to get a regular carrot and peel off the skin, it keeps the good stuff in..LOL And then eat it in just like that. Like Bugs Bunny..lol But you lost me on the brussel sprouts. YUP those should be banned from my sight. LOL

Glad to hear you are doing well.

EB

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TELERIE 3/10/2009 6:19PM

    You and your wife are amazing role models for your kids! Having them ask for brussel sprouts must be incredibly motivating. All I hear from the kids I meet when I shop is the chocolate/candy cries. The sad thing is some of the kids actually GET candy if they nag hard enough... perhaps I should suggest to their parents that they try in the veggie section first?
I'm finally well on my way to getting healthy and wish I'd know before I started that I COULD do it and that it wasn't as hard as I thought.

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IVORY1825 3/10/2009 5:45PM

    That was great. I have recently learned that I really like brussel sprouts, it even amazed me, but I'll be teaching my kids to like them too someday!

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MRSHONEYC 3/10/2009 5:31PM

    Yep, you're right! I never "knew" that celery was SO SALTY! LOL
You're definitely in the right mind frame!

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ZIRCADIA 3/10/2009 5:12PM

    You are SO RIGHT about the flavors of food coming out when they're not drowned in the condiments/etc. we used to be used to. I love that I can really taste and enjoy my food BETTER now. :) I really hope my kids will be asking for the fruits and veggies as well. This week I put half of the fruits I bought in a fruit bowl (other half in the fridge) and it has really made a difference. I kept seeing them and how delicious they looked and REALLY wanting them and having to make sure I left enough for our lunches. ;) EHEHEHE.

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GAMBLINGQUEEN 3/10/2009 4:50PM

    I was just reading this blog and didn't know to the until that I was reading Zeus Meatball's blog. I should have known with all the pictures. Once again, you have good interaspective. Thanks for the good reading material.

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Just do it! or shut up...

Monday, March 09, 2009


Every day that goes by I am learning that I waited way too long to do something about this weight problem that I have had for so many years. Every time that I walk and my back doesn't burn with pain, every time that I run and then half way through my stride realize "Hey I am running" I get this little smile that I can't do anything about and get a feeling of accomplishment. Just think, because my back doesn't hurt, or because I am running and not worrying about shattering my ankles is enough to bring a smile to my face, these are things that someone that has not been over weight takes for granted and should! Dropping this weight has made me appreciate small things that most people would never think could be taken away simply by gaining weight.

Imagine waking up multiple times per night because of discomfort or limbs falling asleep and tingling you awake, or having to sleep with a bottle of Tums next to the bed because of the heart burn that comes almost every night, all because of weight. Then there are the simple things like just being able to walk around the block with your son or daughter when they get a new bike and having to say things like "Daddy will be right here on the porch when you get back, Mommy will take you" or never going to a movie because the seats are just too uncomfortable, yeah that's just part of the daily life of a 500 pound guy.

I get emails sometimes and a lot of times they say things like, "How do I start? how did you just start the way that you did?" "How do I just stop eating enough for 3 people and start exercising?" "I am 500 pounds its hard to just do those things!" "but I am always hungry" and to those things I can only say what has worked for me, just do it, just make the decision and start eating less, start moving more and the hunger will go away on its own, I have said it before and I will say it again, aside from an athlete that burns through thousands of calories in a day working out no one NEEDS a 2500 calorie breakfast! no one NEEDS to feel stuffed after EVERY meal, no one. "but I can only make it 10 minutes before my knees start hurting" then do it for 10 minutes and work your way up its what I did. "But I don't like the way *insert excuse food here* tastes" You will! when your body adjusts to eating things that are good for you instead of 3/4 pound burgers with melted cheese and bacon on them you will, in fact I despised wheat bread and stated so back on Day 10 of this blog and here I am the fella that won't eat anything but whole wheat bread now!

I was that guy that could not walk for more than 10 minutes and now I can walk 3 miles without batting a lash, I was that guy that woke up multiple times per night with discomfort of one kind or the next and now sleeps through the night contrary to popular belief unlike a baby! I was that guy that thought about how hard it was to eat correctly and moderately when the drive through window was so easy and accessible and I was that guy eating thousands of calories per day for no reason more than the love of the taste of it, I AM the guy that changed his entire life by eating better and moving more. That other guy is gone, if I have something to say about it, and I do, he will never be back.

That will end another bone chilling episode of as the fat guy turns kids and now you know that Nike was right, Just do it! You have also just earned a big ol glass of H2O for reading this post! and its time for me to get a ride in on the good ol stationary bike as we have a mixture of snow and rain coming down right now as I type there will not likely be a walk today. I will resume the mini update posts tonight so look out for that.

Carry on...

As Ever
Me

  
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**PRICELESS** 3/10/2009 2:09PM

    Once again, You Are Amazing!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for setting the example and being such an inspiration to those who have a chance to read your words. I have a great feeling that, even though you started this journey to change your life and the lives of your family, you're changing many more lives then that!

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DONEPAT 3/10/2009 10:54AM

    OOH, I know that feeling so well- like smile- I'm walking fast I could almost run! Me- the couch lady! LOL. Oh, I am so with you on this, and so happy for you!
You are quite a writer.

With everything you have dealt with, you - just keep going.
My new phrase is JUST DO IT- NOW.

Love the blog. Have a great day!

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RUNNING@MYPACE 3/10/2009 9:15AM

    OHHH I love that smile.... The one that says .. " I AM PROUD OF MYSELF" ..I love that smile that feeling!!!! When I was on the plane to go race in Arizona ...I sat there with Ipod on just grinning silly grins all the way!!! I bet people thought what is she insane LOL
Oh and Yeah I sat in the middle seat and it was comfy ..what a change!!!

Have I told you how great I think you are lately ???

Enjoy the bike even if its inside !!

Ijah


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ITSJUSTJANET 3/10/2009 7:01AM

    WOW! so true, and so inspiring. Good Luck to you!

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SCIENCE_WRITER 3/9/2009 10:09PM

  This is just fantastic motivation!!! THank you for posting!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/9/2009 8:46PM

    Another tremendous post. Let me echo these sentiments (as another big guy who has lost a chunk of weight).



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SARAHS216 3/9/2009 7:38PM

    I love your blog, and you are so right! I used to whine and moan about having sooo much back pain that it was so hard to walk like I used to. Blah blah blah, excuse excuse excuse. But in the end I had to just suck it up and walk as far as I could. Then the next day, walk a bit farther. And so on. And now I have no pain and am starting to get back to jogging and loving it.

Congrats on your success so far, and I know there will be a lot more to come.

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ELFITZPA 3/9/2009 6:09PM

    Great blog!! You have an excellent point, but I don't think that's what people are looking for. They want some EASY way to jumpstart things. The idea of hard work and sacrifice stinks - we all know it - and I can see how it seems too intimidating to start for some people. Your solution is so simple yet so on-point. Keep up the great work and keep spreading all that you've learned!

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PEACHYCYN 3/9/2009 3:52PM

    You truly are one amazing men! I really wish my boyfriend had the will power you have. He has been cutting back eating crap, instead of having 20 cookies for desert, he might only have 5 or 6, the guy that used to have a muffin every morning before breakfast now will just have eggs, with toast and a meat, leaving out that fat old muffin. I was so inspired by your blog today that i cut and pasted it into an email to my boyfriend hoping that you will inspire him, the way you have inspired me. I wish you all of the luck in the world and really hope you are able to get to your goal weight so that you will be happy, healthy and be able to do all those things you could never do with your kids. Keep up the hard work and keep blogging.

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LEAVY1213 3/9/2009 3:42PM

    Oh man, I totally forgot about the waking in the middle of the night with my pinkies asleep or tingling from my weight. I guess I just haven't had it in so long that I totally forgot I used to have that sensation almost every night. Wow, thanks for the reminder to be grateful for the little things. I am off to get my glass of water. Keep up the great work!

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OH_HAPPY_DAY 3/9/2009 3:32PM

    just a stop by to read your progress... The pics of the lake by your home are gorgeous! Lucky you to have a great (and so close!) place to hike!

Catch you later....

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ZIRCADIA 3/9/2009 3:18PM

    :) You're right, just gotta start with what you can do and keep working to improve. "now I can walk 3 miles without batting a lash" --- so do you normally bat your eyelashes when you face something difficult??? :D HAHAHAHAHAHHAA

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ABAZOODAY727 3/9/2009 3:09PM

    I am clapping, shaking my head in agreement, and crying at the same time! WOW you deserve to be the motivational person of the year! WE CAN DO IT!!! One pound at a time!!

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JADEDINVASION 3/9/2009 3:02PM

    Man this should be published somewhere.

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DENACARPER 3/9/2009 2:27PM

    great p0st, very encouraging. I sent this to a couple of my friends. keep'em coming!

Way to go - Love the attitude - Just do it.

I love what Pat Riley said -
"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or you're out. There's no such thing as life in-between."

I am in - and so glad that you are as well. Keep up the great work!

Dena

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MARIE625 3/9/2009 2:11PM

    Great blog. Should be mandatory reading for anyone just starting out. When I started out, I'd be so embarrassed at the gym when I got on a machine and could only do it for 3 minutes, and thought those 3 minutes really might kill me. I always worried how foolish I looked & worried about what the other people thought of me. But now, I couldn't care less what others think. Heck, I look so silly working out with my eyes closed and singing along to the headphones, what's it matter if I can only do something 3 minutes. At least I'm trying! And, those 3 minute intervals have turned into 30 or 45 minute intervals. So, Ha! Take That, girl that thought she couldn't do anything!

Keep doing it! emoticon

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/9/2009 2:10PM

    You are absolutely right. I've lost count of the number of people I know who won't make the slightest change to themselves, and then they are unhappy their bodies don't respond. Occasionally, they'll try crash diets of one sort or another, only to fall off after a few days, or, sadly, they see and taste success, and THEN go back to the old ways and gain back the lost pounds and health problems!

Not preaching here - I've done plenty of stupid things myself, but this particular journey is actually so simple, and yet sooooo many people spend small fortunes on some quick fix that doesn't necessarily work in the long-term!

You know, all you can do is continue to BE the example. Then all those people will realise that the bottom line is, we OURSELVES can do it, if we are willing to be disciplined and consistent! That's it! :)

Okay, I think I just blogged at your blog. Sorry! :)

Keep up the great work, Mr. Meatball, SIR! :)

Cheers,
Maya



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SWEETZMIX 3/9/2009 1:57PM

    Thanks for putting this out there. So many people think they can't. We can be our own worse enemies!

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Finally! a "Dam" weekend post!

Sunday, March 08, 2009


This weekend has been a very busy one so I have not had time t0 post until now, it was a perfect kind of weekend here in New England so we took full advantage, well sort of. Saturday I played with my mustang for a bit just cleaning some of the winter debris off of it that has collected in the cracks and crevasses and then I ran it and took her for spin on a gorgeous day. We had my brother in law over to reinstall some things on wifys desk top and set up our wireless network and I made chicken breast on the grill with sliced then baked red potatoes with corn on the side for dinner and pretty much just hung out for the rest of the night. I do know that I went over my calories by about 250 on Saturday but no worries as I have been pretty active.

Then today we woke up to 60 plus degrees out and decided to go to a flea market "just for kicks" and we ended up coming home with a carved mask and 2 meat cleavers that look like they can bone an elephant! When we got back home we couldn't resist the day and decided it was time to walk around the lake and over to the Dam on the far side with a friend of Wifys. It's about a 2.3 mile walk but we hung out and played on the dam tossing rocks into the lake with the kids so we were out there for close to 2 hours just fooling around, of course I took my camera with me and snapped off a few pics, have a look.


Wify snapped this one of my ugly mug as we were standing next to the dam, some of you say I never smile in my pics that I post, hows that?


Here is a shot down the bridge that crosses over the dam.


This is a shot back across the lake towards my house from standing on the bridge in the previous picture.

You can see it was a bit overcast and the weather report was actually calling for showers but they never came so it was a nice day out walking around. My intake for Today was again above what it should have been but I don't feel that it is really that bad a thing as I have literally been active all weekend, now don't take that as "oh boy here come fat boy again" nope, it was more like I was so active that I didn't weigh or measure much of anything is all. Tomorrow I will not be going over on my calories and I will be getting in my bike ride, business as usual.

Something else that I noticed this weekend, my wedding ring, I have not worn in in quite some time because it literally falls off of my finger and I don't want to lose it. The ring is now so loose that my daughter can slip her pinky through it up to her first knuckle while I am wearing it, now that's a loose ring! I took a picture to illustrate just how loose it is, waddya think of that?!


This picture is really amazing to me because that ring was once so snug that I couldn't wear it comfortably.

I am happy with the way that the weekend went even though I was over on calories on both days, I did get a lot of moving into both days. My water intake was good all weekend with yesterday coming in with 1 gallon of green tea and 64 oz of water and today was all water as I forgot to make more tea last night but I did manage a gallon and a half of water throughout the day. I am still steaming ahead since my little reset last week and am looking forward to getting below my all time low weight of 352, I do think that I will need a bit of luck to go with my arse busting to get there but hey that's how I have been doing it the whole time so no worries.

That will bring an end to another post and don't forget that H2O that you just earned from reading all the way through my ramblings.

As Ever
Me

  
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TAMMIE1006 3/10/2009 7:18AM

    glad to hear that you're back to it and finding positive things to focus on!! and that you were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather!! it was nice here too, can't wait til it stays that way!

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SWEETZMIX 3/9/2009 10:57AM

    sounds like u all had a great time. of course i am super jealous you didn't get any showers on Sunday and I did. But I was still out there as well. And your ring is HUGE!! WHOA!! Just another reminder of how far you have come!!

EB

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FLYINGTOFREEDOM 3/9/2009 9:54AM

    it was in the 70s in Northern Kentucky this weekend and we were out for hours ourselves enjoying the weather and taking walks and running around with the kids. It felt great. I can't wait till the warm weather is here to stay. I think getting out of the winter funk will help with everyone's goals.
Alethea

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/9/2009 7:59AM

    Sounds like a great weekend (both for having activity and the activities that you had). I got to play in the backyard most of the weekend which was absolutely wonderful.

Off for the water.

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GAMBLINGQUEEN 3/8/2009 11:39PM

    Zeus Meatball, I've been following your blogs for a little while. I'm glad to see that you are still doing really well. Man you have had progress. I even told my DH about you since he is in the 600+ pound range. You are truly an inspiration to many and you give me ideas from time to time how to help my DH. I also find you funny but very self aware.

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ROCKIN_RHON 3/8/2009 11:38PM

    You just inspire me so such. What an awesome weekend.

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/8/2009 10:09PM

    Wow. That ring _is_ loose! I can see why you'd want to keep it safely somewhere rather than risk it slipping off!

Keep it up, keep it up - we're all waiting for *next* Friday's weigh-in.

Cheers,
Maya>

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Update mini post # 4 Big ol hunka apple

Friday, March 06, 2009


Today I came in at 1630 calories and once again I ended my night with a Cortland apple, and once again my daughter "shared" it with me, I drank 1 gallon of green tea and there is a 64 oz glass of water sitting next to me as I type that will be done before I go to bed and I did have a bottle of diet Dr. Pepper because we were out and it was just the easiest thing to get to at the time. I did not ride my bike today as I have a little bit of tightness in my right leg that I don't know where it came from, its crampish so I am hoping it goes away by tomorrow so that I can take advantage of the weather and go on a walk about.

Meatball out...

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DONEPAT 3/7/2009 11:14AM

    MMMMMMMMM apples.
Enjoying your mini blogs.

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ZIRCADIA 3/7/2009 9:31AM

    Apple = MM MM MM :D

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/7/2009 8:41AM

    Sounds like a great day on the food side. And you need a rest day here and there. :)

Keep it up!

Cheers,
Maya


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WILSONSWESTY 3/7/2009 8:31AM

    I had to skip my scheduled exercise too! I think I over did it the day before and I had a lot of pain in my shoulders.

Going out today to take some pre-Spring nature shots! Have fun on your walk!

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LUCKY-13 3/6/2009 11:55PM

    Do you track all your vitamins? Maybe check your potassium to see if you're low. Had this severe calf cramping a couple of weeks ago and after adding more vitamins to my tracker I saw the deficit. If you're low, try some bananas, dried apricots, lima beans, salmon, dried figs, dates, yogurt, orange juice, or baked potatoes WITH the skin on. Potatoes get such a bad rap; it's the potato chips we need to avoid!

HTH,
Lucky
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