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Did I mention that I am sore?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Busy busy busy! that pretty much sums up my weekend, we decided that it was time to paint "the blue room" AKA "the rec room" AKA "the big ass mess" so that we did. We moved everything out of the room and into my sons room so that we could move around in there, we painted and repaired almost all day Saturday to the point where we did not finish. Saturday night we decided that we would have a bonfire in our yard and burn up some of the brush that we have been cutting down in our yard so we spent about an hour dragging logs, branches and brush up the back part of the yard where the fire pit is and a bonfire we had! roasted marshmallows and all. The intake for Saturday was very much less than stellar but I am cool with it, I don't know if it was all of the work from the day or if its just the fat that we were having a bonfire but I ate terribly. Breakfast and lunch went well enough but then dinner was bacon pizza which I had 4 slices of and a bottle of water, hey at least I turned down the soda and chose water right? I had about 4 marshmallows and 2 bottles of Guinness while sitting at the fire so Saturday was a bad day for intake.


Just a look at the green accent wall in the freshly painted rec room, you can still see parts of the floor were still drying when I snapped the pic.


The whole room is that gray color and then the one wall is green, the red arrow points at the baseboard heater cover that is still blue, everything but the floor was blue in this room! walls, trim, doors and baseboard heaters! I will paint the heaters at a later time.


Sunday went much better, I stayed well within my calorie range coming in at 1470 calories with a lot of veggies in there I figured I would take a page out of the calorie cycler's book and have a low day to compensate for the pizza and beer. I also drank a gallon and a half of water and tea Sunday and got lots of movement into the day with finishing up the rec room. Though I did not ride my bike all weekend lots of work was squeezed into both days, Sunday besides finishing up the paint & repair work in the rec room we repainted the floor in there, rebuilt the shelves in the closet in that room, moved all of the furniture back into there, moved many of the boxes that were being stored in that room to the basement or unpacked them, brought about 30 cans of paint and primers down to the basement, rearranged the room about 5 different ways along with rearranging our living room as well and that is just about half of what we did so movement did happen! Today I woke up sore in places that I forgot existed and my back hurts (at the injury point) so I am taking it easy for a couple days where exercise is concerned.

Today I will eat no more than 1500 calories, again to make up for the bad day Saturday and the fact that I am taking today off from exercise I will call it cycling again. I will consume 1.5 gallons of fluid at the least and probably more than that by the end of the day. I will not do anything in the way of exercise today as I mentioned because of my back, hopefully it will pass quickly because I have a feeling it was just a busy weekend and it needs a day to rest up then back to the bike I go.

The end has come to a Monday post and you know what that means, grab that big ol glass of H2O and check back in tomorrow for the next episode of as the fat guy turns! Thanks for reading along while I get healthy.

As Ever
Me

  
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HEIDIS2NDCHANCE 3/31/2009 1:26PM

    I like the green wall accent! The rec room looks fabulous!
Hope you are starting to feel better!
Heidi

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PEACHYCYN 3/31/2009 10:43AM

    The room looks great, you did an awesome job. Sounds like your still kicking butt with eating and exercise, keep it up.

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CINCYDORA 3/30/2009 11:42PM

    You are really keeping up an amazing level of activity. This weekend it was painting, last weekend was yard work, right? I think that's having a huge impact on your progress, possibly more so than your lowered calorie intake. It's really impressive.

Keep up the great work and please keep sharing. I know I can always visit your blogs for motivation.

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ARMATEYNOTAGAIN 3/30/2009 11:12PM

    Good job looks professional. emoticon

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THECOOLESTSARAH 3/30/2009 9:37PM

    You're rad.

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SWEETZMIX 3/30/2009 8:43PM

    I like green. OMG that is my BF favorite color. LOL Sounds like you had a long day..glad I wasn't there.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It means a lot to me that you are buying that issue. Wish I could of broke the news, but Spark decided to before me. Oh well...Enjoy your night :)

Oh yeah, thanks for the goodie too. I am sO not used to all these spark emails from comments and stuff. ugghhhhh

Comment edited on: 3/30/2009 8:45:18 PM

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/30/2009 3:06PM

    Ouch. Hope the back's better soon - back pain's a PAIN. :)

Sounds like you got plenty of exercise over the weekend, so that, together with your calorie cycling, should mean a few more pounds kicked to the curb by Friday - you just keep doing what you're doing!

Cheers,
Maya


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SLMTRACE 3/30/2009 2:16PM

    The room looks great! lol about the blue vent! mmmm beer, pizza and marshmellows!!! yuuummmy! hope the back is feelng better soon, that is always no fun.
cheers!

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**PRICELESS** 3/30/2009 2:05PM

    MmmMmmm, Beer & Pizza...sounds very similar to my weekend. Woulda even added in the marshmallows & bonfire if I coulda. lol But hey, every once in a while that's perfectly okay. :)

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LEANNROCKS 3/30/2009 2:04PM

    Doesn't it feel wonderful to have such a large job finished? Super job with the calorie cycling. -lynne

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ZIRCADIA 3/30/2009 1:59PM

    Congrats on getting so much accomplished!!! I think the idea to keep the cals a bit lower and rest to recuperate is a great idea. :)

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Weigh in and more feet! down the scale goes!

Friday, March 27, 2009


This week has been a decent one where exercise and intake goes, I ate within my calorie range every day besides Sunday when I had way too many Italian sausage sandwiches but because of that decided to up the workouts. When I stepped on the scale this morning the display said 345.2 pounds, then it was 345.4 pounds twice so that means a 2 pound loss exactly for the week. I am happy with that loss, and that makes a total of 10 pounds lost in the last 3 weeks, who could complain about numbers like that right? I am up to 189 total pounds lost which means that I am only 11 pounds away from having lost 200 total pounds! That's a pretty exclusive club right there, not exactly a club that someone might want to be a part of but even still. I have decided that I will from here on out post a photo of the scale on weigh in day, so get use to my feet on Fridays! Here is that picture along with some others of things that I have lost and something that weighs the same as me.


Feet made to stop stone vehicles I know but would ya look at that 2 pound loss!


This 1984 GSX250 comes in at 345 pounds like guess who?! that's right me.


This strapping young lassie is Ann Gardner, and her show weight is 189 pounds which is what I have lost so far.

I have 70 more pounds to lose to reach my original goal of weighing 275 pounds, a mere 70 pounds?! to some people 70 sounds like a lot, to others its a drop in the bucket and yet to other people it may even feel like an impossibility I guess it all depends on the frame of mind you are in. When I started losing the weight in Jan 2008 I would have loved for it to be just 70 pounds that I had to lose but it wasn't, it was 259 pounds so this last 70 feels like the home stretch to me! and honestly, I don't think I will stop at 275 pounds, like I mentioned previously I do want to get to 265 pounds so that I weigh the same as my father so I am already setting goals beyond my current goals. I also feel that I will continue down the path once I hit those weights as well and then there is the skin issue that I know will be there when I start hitting sub 300 pound ranges but that is a bridge that will have to be crossed when I get there.

My calories for Thursday came in at 1605 total and I rode my bike for 20 minutes, I had a gallon and a half of water and about 32oz of green tea because I forgot to brew some up the night before. I am planning to take today off as far as doing exercise but it rained last night and the sun is out right now and welp, it looks to be a perfect day for a walk so containing myself may prove easier said than done, and when 7:30PM comes around my body almost moves towards the stationary bike on its own lately, so we shall see if I do not exercise today. That about wraps up this weigh in and it was a good week all the way around, next week I expect the same thing and plan on sticking to what I am doing because its obviously working.

Thank you all who take the time to leave me some support and don't forget that H2O and try to make the best out of every day, a positive attitude will carry you further than you know.

As Ever
Me

  
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ABAZOODAY727 3/30/2009 11:55AM

    Thanks to you I am getting my gallon plus in every day! CONGRATS on the loss!! Keep it up man!! Have a beautiful week!

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LEANNROCKS 3/29/2009 8:48PM

    I love reading your blogs - you are so inspiring and amazing. WTG on another 2#! God bless. -lynne

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CHERIE55 3/29/2009 4:42PM

    Great Job on the weight loss! 10 pounds in a month is a very good loss and 2 in one week is great too! emoticon

200 pounds gone is just around the bend!!!

I had a nice little surprise of 1.2 pounds gone today! I love to see the scale going down! I love it that you put the pic up! That is awesome! I know that you are proud of yourself and wow, that will be nice when you get down to your dad's weight!

Have a really good day and just exercise anyway...just because!

Drinking my tea too!
Cherie emoticon

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TXHRT4U 3/29/2009 10:17AM

    Your doing GREAT! Keep it up emoticon

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SLCOLMAN 3/29/2009 5:46AM

    Congrats!!!!!

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GLORYTOGLORY 3/28/2009 11:34AM

  wowser you rock!!!! I lost 70 in a year march to march but that was months of just maintaining when we did the cross country move it took alittle while to get back in the mental state of mind to take it on again. i am there and ready to lose so more. so many of my friends had dropped off not really losing anymore or so good you going strong and seeing so much less of you haha but see how far you have come is inspring! The best to you and your family!!! emoticon

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TAMMIE1006 3/27/2009 2:56PM

    when you get back on track, you really do it!! you're doin' freakin amazing!! keep up the great work, keep that number next to the piggies going down!
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SCIENCE_WRITER 3/27/2009 1:44PM

  What a great three weeks! Isn't it nice to know that you didn't have to stop living to start losing weight? I've really been learning a lot from you, so thank you for continuing to share!

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ZIRCADIA 3/27/2009 1:34PM

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!! :D This is so exciting to be a friend of yours while you're accomplishing these goals. :) And for all the people who have ever been or are 200 or more lbs overweight, 200lbs lost is DEFINITELY a club to be scrambling to get into. Sure, maybe it would be better if someone didn't start out 200lbs overweight, but that's not reality. Reality is you were there and now you're not and it's incredible and you should definitely be proud of the weight you've lost even if it means you used to be somewhere else.

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**PRICELESS** 3/27/2009 12:43PM

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AMAZING!!! How inspiring! 11 more pounds?? We'll be seeing that sometime in April, I'm sure! =D Great Job!

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VTMAUREEN 3/27/2009 12:06PM

    Wow! Your progress continues to inspire me. I have to say, the female body builder scares me more than your caveman toes! Keep up the great work!

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DIFROMWYOMING 3/27/2009 11:43AM

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What a great week...always look forward to the progress report every morning with my morning hot tea...even though I have to brace myself every Friday now for the feet... emoticon
Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement, as always.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/27/2009 11:30AM

    Outstanding on the weigh-in . . . even though we had to see the toes . . .

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SARAHS216 3/27/2009 11:06AM

    Congratulations!!! emoticon

Another awesome weigh in!

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/27/2009 11:04AM

    Woohooo, two more pounds GONE! Yay!

Cheers,
Maya


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LEAVY1213 3/27/2009 10:00AM

    emoticon Look at you continue to go! You are doing awesome!!! Have an excellent weekend, I am off to drink my glass of water! :-)

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SWEETZMIX 3/27/2009 9:55AM

    emoticon another job well done!!! And yes it is too nice out today. 64 degrees for us in NYC. Go out for that walk with the little one for me today as I am stuck in my half of cube at work...GRRRRRR Only 6 hours to go.

Enjoy your weekend my friend!

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ELFITZPA 3/27/2009 9:42AM

    Awesome job and another great weigh-in!! You've been really consistent these past few weeks, which has got to make you feel good. And spring is practically here - I can feel it!! You'll be hitting the pavement daily before you know it!! Keep up the awesome work.

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SWEET_DREAMS 3/27/2009 9:38AM

    Congratulations on the 2 lb weight loss! I look forward to seeing your feet in many more pics as that number between them continues to go down.. down.. down!

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JUSTAGURL2335 3/27/2009 9:37AM

    Congrats!!! You're right, 70 pounds (which is about how much I would need to lose to get me into "normal" BMI range) seems like an almost impossible amount to lose, but when I look at how much you've lost, it's almost embarrassing to feel that way! That's why you are such an inspiration. :)

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TRUSTYRUSS 3/27/2009 9:31AM

    You are doing great, might have started something here..............the feet I mean !!

look out for more of the same off my blog.........

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LKRMOM 3/27/2009 9:29AM

    Congratulations! You're Inspiring!

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DRIVE2175 3/27/2009 9:14AM

    Congratulations! And I agree with you, 2lbs a week, who could complain about that.

Great job! emoticon

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KRUPKINA26 3/27/2009 9:08AM

    Congrats on your loss! That is an awesome accomplishment. Keep up the great work.

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An evening walk and some pictures on the eve of a weigh in.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Yesterday was suppose to be my day off from exercising, I try to have at least one day each week where I do not do anything just for a recovery kind of day but I couldn't stand it and went for a 2 mile walk after dinner @ just over 3.2mph. This was after I did the squat routine that I have been doing all week and now today is Thursday so that means I weigh in tomorrow so I have to workout today, maybe tomorrow will be an off day! I don't expect a huge loss this week but a loss should be there with all of the movement that I have put into the week, remember I did have one bad day last Sunday and I think that its going to hinder the amount of the weigh in tomorrow.

No matter what the scale says in the morning I am stronger than I was last week, I can remember over the summer being at my mother in laws house (she lives on the same lake that I do) and we took the same walk that I took last night and though I made the walk my feet and legs were feeling it bad. I now walk that same 2 miles and it feels like almost nothing, I think its a combination of being lighter and just getting more fit, either way its the right direction and that's what we are going for.


This is a bit grainy but you get the point! the scenery is great where I walk.

I took my walk last night at dusk and snapped a picture of the lake down one of the boat launches so you can see that I have a beautiful place to get in my walks and soon to be runs, maybe that's why I just had to get out last night. I do in some ways miss my walks in a city environment but I think I will appreciate my little country road when I start running (at least at first) until I get over the awkward feeling of beginning running.

My intake for yesterday came in at 1760 calories so a bit above but not so bad either, Have a look at the menu.

03/25/09

Breakfast
7:30 AM
2 cups honey combs 220
1 cup 1% milk 110

10:00 AM
1 dannon yogurt 80

11:45 AM
1 banana 105

Lunch
12:15 PM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 T peanut butter 95
1 T jam 50

3:15 PM
green salad 35
1oz light cheddar cheese 80
2 T Newmans own light honey mustard 70

Dinner
6:45 PM
4.5oz deli turkey breast 115
3 slices whole wheat bread 210
1.25 T miracle whip 45
lettuce/tomato 15
2oz mini pretzels 220

9:15 PM
1 apple 90
1 orange 80

Not too bad of a day intake wise and I did get 2 miles in even though it was suppose to be my off day for exercise, I am over all feeling good lately. We are expecting rain this afternoon so all of my exercise today will be on my bike, I will get in an AM ride for sure and then later this evening a second ride will most likely happen.

I will be happy with any loss this week and my guess will be under a 2 pound loss, I just have a feeling that it will not be a huge drop like it was the last two weeks, for that very reason. Any way its cut one pound or nine, I did all that I could this week and I earned whatever that number is going to be tomorrow. Tune in tomorrow to see the exciting conclusion to this weeks adventures of Fat man and Blobbin! Just don't forget to get yourself that big ol glass of H2O!

As Ever
Me

  
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CHERIE55 3/29/2009 5:08PM

    You inspired me! I forgot to tell you on the last post. I ran/jogged 1 minute, walked 15, ran/jogged 1 minute 10 seconds, walked 15 minutes, ran/jogged 1 1/2 minutes then walked 15 minutes up a half mile incline walking path by the river.

I have an inner desire to run sometimes too! You have inspired me and I take peeks at that beginner running team. I also read an article here at SP on beginner interval running.

Thank you and Great Job on all your exercise!

Cherie emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 3/26/2009 6:09PM

    That is a beautiful picture of the lake and sky! It is a very nice place to walk. I live in the country and love it! Visiting the city is ok but love the country! You are doing great with your exercise routines! I enjoy your blogs! talk soon wendy

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ZIRCADIA 3/26/2009 4:11PM

    I was thinking about honey combs the other day and how I haven't had any in ages. :) hehehe. Also -- I loved how after I had been running for a while I got on a treadmill and I had to put the incline at like 10 in order to really feel the workout I used to get from walking on that treadmill. It was amazing!!

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LEAVY1213 3/26/2009 3:54PM

    Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow!!! :-) You will do awesome!

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SLMTRACE 3/26/2009 10:51AM

    That is soo beautiful!! i would love to have something that beautiful to look at while walking!
cant wait to see the numbers tomorrow, its always exciting!! my weigh in is tomorrow as well, and while i know im down (im a scaleohollic) i wish it was more! but it is good and i should just be thankful its a loss! well i had gotten up early to do some stuff, but for some lame reason left my keys in the bf's car and hes bringing them at lunch, which is at least 3 hrs away, i should change and get my steps in for today! i have my 20 oz of water right here and its half gone already! have you gotten a chance to get that tea i was talking about? its super yummy!! anyways hope you have a wonderful day! its snowing here cant wait for the nice weather!
cheers
Tracy

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/26/2009 10:49AM

    Beautiful scenery indeed! I can see why it's luring you outdoors! Hope the weather improves soon and you can have reguar walks/runs outdoors!

Good work on the unplanned exercise, too - it's so great when that happens!

Cheers,
Maya


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LFLFLPLP 3/26/2009 10:15AM

    How beautiful! You are so lucky to have that scenery to walk along.

I love your attitude about the scale!



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CALICAVEGIRL 3/26/2009 9:53AM

    Fat man and Blobbin? Lol. What happened to "As the Fat guy turns"? =)

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Making choices...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Making good choices along with being driven to accomplish a specific task is the formula needed to lose weight and it is as simple as that. The other side of that coin has the complete opposite effect where bad choices and unfocused health habits can cause extreme weight gain & the break down of a fit body. I don't know how the conversation came up but last night wify and I were talking about "old times" and how we would eat and my evening trips to Del Taco on the way home from work came up, as I was mentioning to her that I would grab 3 extra cheese burgers and devour them before I got home so that she would not know about them she said "Imagine just how many calories were in that meal" My response was "I don't want to know" but out came our calorie book. I was actually disgusted at the figure she came up with for my average take on a late night run to good ol Del Taco, without getting into the specifics lets just say I was consuming 3300 calories from a single stop on my way home from work almost every night, so 3 times per week on average at 9:30 pm I would stop and grab a big bag of fat ass for myself and willingly stuff it into my piehole.

The idea of eating that way now is so foreign to me that I honestly cannot believe that it was me, but it was. Lets look at me now, I eat an average of 1700 calories daily and can honestly say that I enjoy my food more now than I have in quite some time. I have always been creative with cooking and nine out of ten times that I cook something that someone has not tried before I get asked for the recipe, this has always been the case yet I chose to eat at fast food restaurants and or out of plastic packaged boxes. Last night I tried a little chicken recipe that I read on a forum but I changed it up a bit to fit how I would enjoy it and it was a big hit all the way around with my family. I took boneless skinless chicken breast and pounded it flat, I then mixed a wedge of laughing cow garlic & herb cheese with a bit of spicy mustard and spread it thin over the flattened chicken breast. After the cheese was on the breast I put 1.5oz capicola over the entire thing and I placed thinly sliced green bell peppers at one end of the concoction. Minced garlic and black pepper along with some other spices went on next and then I rolled it up and seam down placed it into a casserole dish, it was baked at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. I served rice with pueblo pepper sauce and light sour cream on it along with some green beans with the chicken rolls and was very pleased with how the whole meal came out, have a look I snapped a picture before I dug in.


This was a pretty good meal if I do say so myself

My total calories for the day came in at 1705 and it was pretty balanced I think, I drank 1 gallon of green tea, about 12oz of coke zero (1 glass) with dinner and maybe 3/4 gallon water so Iwould say I was properly hydrated and I rode my bike for 22 minutes in the morning and took a 1.5 mile walk @3.1 mph roughly as well as my squat routine, so exercise was good for the day as well. Have a look at the menu from Tuesday.

03/24/09

Breakfast
8:30 AM
2oz capicola 100
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1oz American cheese 110
1 T miracle whip 35

Lunch
12:15 PM
2.5oz ground chicken 105
1oz light cheddar 80
3 taco shells 150
tomato/lettuce/light sour cream 55

3:00 PM
small apple 80

Dinner
6:15 PM
7oz baked chicken breast 350
3/4 cup white rice 150
1 cup green beans 40
1 wedge laughing cow 35
1.5oz capicola 75
Bell peppers 10
light sour cream 20

8:15 PM
1 apple 90
1 orange 80

Tuesday was pretty much a perfect day where this weight loss regimen is concerned, I ate well, I exercised enough and I stayed hydrated. That's all I got for today, remember to stay hydrated and exercise is key, Thank you for following along with this fat dude getting thinner and know that you can do it too as long as you are willing to put in some hard work and take an honest assessment of how you are treating your body, 3300 calories worth of bad Mexican fast food is does not a good diet make. Grab that H2O and keep on keepin on, YOU are the one at the wheel, YOU are the one lifting fork to mouth and YOU are the one that has to make the choice to live healthy.

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Me

  
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THECOOLESTSARAH 3/25/2009 8:44PM

    I'm cooking while I read this, so your recipe made my tummy growl along with the delicious smells of dinner.. mmmmmm I'll have to try that chicken it sounds AWESOME.

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LEANNROCKS 3/25/2009 7:12PM

    My favorite part of this entire blog was your phrase "big bag of fat ass". That could go on almost anything that deters from a persons program. I can so relate! Sound like a delicious meal, btw.


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WRITER28 3/25/2009 6:48PM

  I'll have to try that chicken recipe, Botzzz. My family is bored of the same
old chicken recipes.

Keep on truckin'....you're doing good!

Carol

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ZIRCADIA 3/25/2009 4:53PM

    MMMMMMM that dinner looks REALLY GOOD! Sounds good, too!

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LEAVY1213 3/25/2009 4:25PM

    YUUUUUUUMMMMMM that chicken and rice look delish! Okay I am not good at just throwing stuff together...do you happen to have an official recipe for this? lol :-) I would love to try in next week. Thanks for the new meal!

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**PRICELESS** 3/25/2009 2:23PM

    Hey hey! Just droppin in to let you know I'm still followin the awesomely inspirational blogs!! =D

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/25/2009 1:57PM

    Ouch on those Del Taco days! Wow - 3,300 calories - and you probably didn't even feel over-full! I've had the occasional binge like that, and when I compare that to how many calories I eat on a normal day, it always surprises me that my stomach can EASILY handle more than twice my required calories without blinking. (If my stomach had an eyelid, it'd blink.)

That chicken recipe sounds great - I'll have to try it out myself!

Keep going - I'm looking forward to another multi-pound Friday for you! :)

Cheers,
Maya


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MARYONAMISSION 3/25/2009 1:22PM

    Wow, you are truly an inspiration for me. I'm am at the beginning of my journey and you have come so far already that it is very motivating. Your dinner picture looks delicious. I'm going to have to try your recipe. Your eating yesterday was excellent and on point. Keep up the great work! I have no doubt that you will reach your weight loss goals.

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JUSTAGURL2335 3/25/2009 12:05PM

    Yeah it's a huge wake up call to look at what I used to eat...I cringe when I drive by Sonic now lol. And the food I'm eating now is no less satisfying!
Dinner looks yummy!

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SARAHS216 3/25/2009 11:22AM

    You are so right (as usual). You really come up with good insights for all of us to think about, so thanks for that.

It is shocking to think what we used to eat! And even if you're not doing something like getting fast food on the way home, but just making a poor choice at a chain restaurant like Cheesecake Factory or Olive Garden or something, it can really be overloaded with calories. Now I shudder to think of eating some of the high fat cheese-laden stuff I used to enjoy. I think it'd just make me feel sick for days now! Blech.

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HARRINGTON5 3/25/2009 10:48AM

    YOU are so right. What a wonderful recipe! It sounds like you have a great routine going and you have changed your life so much. Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

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PEACHYCYN 3/25/2009 10:46AM

    You are kicking butt! Keep up the great work. I want to come over for dinner some night, your food always looks so darn yummy. Have a great day.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/25/2009 9:13AM

    That is far and away one of the biggest eye-openers. When people say they don't know where to start, I tell them to not do anything different except track their food for a week and be honest about it.

I know that I was shocked at some of the stuff that I have seen. I still stop for fast food occasionally, but more often than not, I'll stop by the store and get a couple chicken strips and a bag of carrots on the way home.

Gotta go get the water.

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43 minutes, 1710 calories and some C25K.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I had a great day Monday where calories and exercise goes, I did go slightly over on calories having 1710 total but being over by 10 is no worries at all. I rode my bike for 22 minutes in the morning followed by a short routine of punching while holding weights and squats alternating between the two, this is something that I read is suppose to help with endurance and I will hold opinions until I do it for a week or three. Later in the day I rode for another 21 minutes on my bike so 43 minutes total for the day, I have to be happy with that until its warmer and more importantly less windy outside as it has been very windy here lately and with the mid 30's temps makes for unpleasant walking conditions, now that you have an idea of what I did for movement have a look at my menu from Monday.



03/24/09

Breakfast
7:30 AM
2 cups honey combs 220
1 cup 1% milk 110

10:30 AM
23oz watermelon 220

Lunch
12:15 PM
1 lavish bread 100
3oz cucumber 15
3oz tomato 15
1/4 T miracle whip 15
1/2 T Newmans own light honey mustard dressing 20

3:30 PM
1 can Progresso gumbo 210
1/2 oz American cheese 50

Dinner
6:15 PM
4oz ground chicken 170
4 small taco shells 200
1.5oz light cheddar cheese 120
lettuce/tomato/onion/light sour cream 75

8:15 PM
sliced apples 170

1710 Total calories and like I said I call that right where it should be, and the exercise is on par as well. I actually enjoy the exercise lately, its almost like I need it, if I don't get as much into the day or miss a day completely I feel guilty. I for the most part have replaced my urge to eat handfuls of chips or a piece of cake with riding my bike or going for a walk, that's not to say that I don't enjoy those other things now and again but when boredom strikes, or when I start thinking about what I want to do the first thing that comes to mind right now is to take a ride or a walk, not scope out the fridge! That is what they call progress folks.



I am hoping to start the C25K program on April 1st or there about, I figure if I start it on April 1st and can't complete it I can just say that it was an April fools joke and tuck my tail between my legs and call it a day, but then if you read regularly you know that's just not how I get down. I bought a micro SD card for my cell phone which has an mp3 built into it and loaded all of the C25K podcasts onto it so that I don't have to load them into Wifys Ipod. The only issue that I have with the podcasts is that I don't find any of the music on any of them very motivating but hey its the timing ques that I need, I wouldn't run with music normally anyways so I guess I can put up with the drab techno repetitiveness for a couple of weeks if the end result is me running 5k non stop. I may before I am through just make my own podcast with better music but we will have to see how this goes before I invest time into making a better play list, if anyone reading has a lead on some podcasts that have even slightly better music I am all ears and would greatly appreciate links or search terms for said podcasts.

Over all the week has started off well so the plan is to keep the momentum throughout the rest of it and keep the exercise at a level that is going to keep me wanting to get a little further each day. I also think that adding extra bike riding the 2 weeks before I start C25K will help me build up my endurance a bit as well because running IS NOT like riding a stationary bike! Now that I have a start date for C25K penciled in (yes its not in ink just yet) it gives me a bit of time to mentally prepare for the start of something new, I just hope that my body is able to handle the running without injury or pain because at roughly 350 pounds a runners body I have not, and with that I end my ramblings for today. Now that you have made it through the entire post hop on up and grab yourself a glass of H2O and know that I am doing the same.

Thanks for reading.

As Ever
Me

  
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THECOOLESTSARAH 3/25/2009 2:02AM

    ****PUT THE START IN INK - PICK A 5K - DO IT DO IT! *** You can't reach a goal if you don't set one..

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/24/2009 10:09PM

    Sounds like another high quality episode of "How the Meatball rolls . . . "

l8r

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JIBBIE49 3/24/2009 9:26PM

    emoticonYou have done fantastic. I know you will get to that goal.

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SLMTRACE 3/24/2009 6:13PM

    there is a blank podcast that just tells you when to switch it up, and you can add your own music, i havent done it, but it couldnt be too hard, its on the c25k site.. i'll have to find it for you!! maybe that will help, because i dont care much for those podcasts either!
maybe i will start it will you april 1st since i was thinking about doing it anyways!
Things here are a bit slow, and i really need to get back in the game. which i think is slowly happening. we'll see!
hope you have a great day!!
cheers
Tracy

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ZIRCADIA 3/24/2009 4:05PM

    :D You will KILL the running. I just know it.

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/24/2009 4:00PM

    C25K, here you come! :) I can see it now - a whole series of blogs. Pain, then gain. Soreness. Calf cramping up occasionally. Then the eupohoria. The joy of discovering you can run a whole mile, non-stop. Then the 5k itself. Maybe a 10k after. Then probably either a half-marathon or a full marathon. :)

Yep. You're no quitter. And you're driven to prove yourself even better than you'd ever suspected. I can see some serious running in your future, sir. ;)

And with any luck, your wife will catch the bug, too. Then there'll be TWO of you doing the runner's high thing. :)

Yep. I sure can see that coming! :) Remember, you read it here first. :D

Keep up the great work! I'm off to drink 4 more cups of water. Just because. Then maybe a swim. :)

Cheers,
Maya


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**PRICELESS** 3/24/2009 1:49PM

    Omigoodness, I didn't even know anything about said podcasts. Hmmm, I'll be googling now, thanks! ;-)
Way to go on a successful Monday!!! I'm back from vacation so I'll be back to reg. reading your blogs!!

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SNEAKYGREG 3/24/2009 12:17PM

    I know what you mean about the music on those podcasts but once you are out there using them its not so bad. I make my own playlists now and no techno to be found. Once you get through the program make a playlist fast. The first couple of days expect to be really sore just make sure to stretch really good after each run. The soreness should pass after the first week. Shins are the worst so stretch your calves the longest

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HEIDIS2NDCHANCE 3/24/2009 12:13PM

    Sounds like a great day. I've also been contemplating starting a C25K program. Is there any particular source of information you're going off of? Any insight to this would be appreciated.
Keep up the great work! You're doing amazing!
Hugs, Heidi

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LUCKY-13 3/24/2009 11:54AM

    Thumbs up to your calories and exercise. My concern is the amount of protein. Are you tracking your nutrients in the food tracker? You'd be surprised what you might find, and the new analysis tool is useful also. I'm concerned you might not be getting enough protein.

Lucky
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