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A meeting because of my blog.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A later than normal post for your viewing pleasure, Friday night I completed W2D3 of the couch to 5k program and I went about a tenth of a mile further than I have gone yet on the plan. Something that I am noticing with this C25K program is that I am not limited by my being able to breath like I thought, but by my legs, they are wearing out before my breath is which is not to say that I am unable or even laboring to finish but my legs are the thing that I feel most. That fact is both a relief and a bother to me because it means that I am not working as hard as I thought that I would with the breathing but my legs need some conditioning. Monday I will try W3D1 and see how it goes but I really do believe that it will give me some trouble because of fatigue in my legs and the new 3 minute intervals.

My intake has been on par and Friday I came in at 1610 total calories for the day, 1 gallon of green tea and 1.5 gallons of straight H2O went down. My exercise for the day was W2D3 of the C25K program and I honestly feel really good lately.

This morning I had the chance to meet someone that has been walking the same road that I have been on and has lost over 100 pounds herself. Some of you that read this blog know that I have a spark people page and some of you may not know, well I guess now you do! Anyways, as I said I had the chance to meet Heather, or if you are on spark you might know her as PUMPKINFACE73, as it turns out she lives about 20 minutes from me and we actually have been to the same park that is local to us and we decided to go for a walk this morning. So Wify and I headed out to meet up with Heather and we ended up walking for a total of 2.8 miles through the park and chatting a bit, I think everyone had a good time and it looks like we will be meeting for a walk or a hike again, here are a couple of photos that we took at the park after our walk.


Wify, Me and Heather (PUMPKINFACE73) at the park.


Wify and me on a bridge, you can see we BOTH need some clothes that are not 2 sizes too big! such is life when you are losing weight.


Heather and me on the same bridge.

I will admit that I felt the walk a bit after I sat in the car because of the run last night but as I type all is well, in fact I came home and planted 2 rows of peppers that I had started in buckets, half Jalapenos and the other half is green bell so I couldn't have been too bad off. I also noticed that I have a small tomato beginning to grow on one of my tomato plants so hopefully I will have enough to make a totally home grown salsa in a couple months time, I have Egyptian onions, sweet basil and thyme growing as well.

The kids are sleeping and Wify rented a movie so I am about to go over my calorie limits for the day because of a big bowl of popcorn with my name on it. So far my weekend has been a nice one and I got to meet someone that is as determined as I am to get to and stay at a healthy weight, which is byproduct of this blog that was not expected, I will keep this post relatively short and will surely post more about the park later.

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TRECECOOKS 6/15/2009 7:29PM

    Tony, you are so lucky, to have your dear wifey on board with you, and to meet up with Heather, too!!
Sounds like your weekend was awesome!!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/15/2009 8:22AM

    It is always cool to finally meet someone that has been a "pen pal" and you have talked to frequently via sites like this. The curious thing it that I am going to be going through my drawers soon and getting rid of some of that big clothes as well. I am going to keep some for around the yard, but most of my going out in public clothes will have to be different.

Keep it up.

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JEZUZCHILE 6/14/2009 10:00PM

    I am just awestruck!!! My Lord Jesus, U really give me hope!!! emoticon

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ISTHISAFATSUIT 6/14/2009 1:41PM

    You are doing such a fantastic job :) Congratulations!

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BILLALEX70 6/14/2009 1:00PM

    Hey buddy.

Getting those legs into condition is a tough thing. I think that the best thing I did for my conditioning was start biking. It gave my legs a low impact way to gain the endurance they needed to carry me through. Try some biking or long distance walking to help with endurance.

Meeting Spark-friends is a great thing. I've met up with a couple of my Spark friends. Actually, my most recent meeting is with a great biking buddy. She and I share a passion for long distance cycling and gives you someone who has the same goals.

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AINTSKEERD 6/14/2009 12:30PM

    I hear ya on the leg fatigue. If the next phase is too strenuous, you can repeat the current weeks plan to build up more endurance. You are doing fantastic, as always!

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WENDYSPARKS 6/14/2009 12:24PM

    Hi Bozzz...that is really nice that you met someone on spark to relate to...we all are probably closer than we think in terms of mileage. Keep up the good work with the running/walking...that is what I like to do also for exercise most of the time. You guys motivate us all here at spark! HUGS wendy emoticon

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SNEAKYGREG 6/14/2009 11:05AM

    your legs will be the things that give out for a while but trust me they will adapt. I did those podcasts starting Feb 08 and yesterday ran for 3 hours, my legs are still sore, your cardio is probably in pretty good shape from the stationary biking you have been doing so thats why your breathing is good. Trust me the 3 minutes goes by pretty fast just take a nice even pace and you will be done with it before you know it

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ACTIVE_AT_60 6/14/2009 10:02AM

    It is great to meet fellow SP'ers. I have met a couple in my area. When I was member of the Biggest Loser club - 10 of us met in DC some ran the 10k and some ran the marathon.

I understand your frustration about legs getting weaker when running. I think part of it has to do with building muscle mass and conditioning your legs. The other piece of physiology is the physical work that has to be done by your legs and the impact on your knees and thighs.

You may want to ask your MD to see if he will refer you for a gait analysis, that may help you. Gait analysis are video recording on how you run on a TM. It is done by PT's and they can help you run more efficiently. Just a thought.

Run on my friend.

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BIGGIRL2082010 6/14/2009 8:08AM

    Sounds like you had a great day yesterday. And you definitely need clothes you're not swimming in. But I can see why you're putting it off - you are "in the middle" ... may I mention that even *one* well-fitting outfit (jeans/t-shirt?) will keep your motivation even higher ... :)

The C25K? Yeah, running is *much* more intense than biking ... your legs are carryingy your entire weight on a run, compared to a ride. But the good news is, they WILL get used to the new routine. It may take a while, but it will happen. And make sure you're getting enough potassium - bananas, potatoes, whatever! :)

Keep runnin'!

Cheers,
Maya


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PUMPKINFACE73 6/14/2009 8:05AM

    Hey you...I had such a good time with you and wifey....so where are we going next week??.....I say the pool....hee hee



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SWEETZMIX 6/14/2009 1:20AM

    I love Heather and I am glad you had the pleasure of meeting Heather yourself. Isn't she something!! You guys look great and like you all had an awesome time. I need to get on this Metro North and come visit you guys too...lol we can have a spark PAR-TAY!! lol

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TRACYZABELLE 6/13/2009 11:27PM

    Tony- how awesome that you met Heather! And yes you need to buy new clothes-- get rid of those fat man clothes! Just save 1 set as a reminder!

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ZSAZSAJANNY 6/13/2009 10:31PM

    How neat is that??!! It must have been quite a meeting. One of the teams that I am on has tow members who get to meet up occasionally as they are about an hour or so drive away from each other. They take pics and share them with the rest of the team.

I was doing the C25K program and was at W2D3 when I did myself in by injuring my knees while gardening. Not by running, no, no, no, but by injuring the tendons and bursa around my knees by doing 3 hours of continuous up and down squatting. I never even leaned on my knees since I didn't want to get them dirty! Whatever was I thinking? Up here the gardening season starts later than where you must be located. I just bought some tomato plants last weekend as that is where our gardening season currently is.......just beginning.

To make things worse with our short summers, this one has been later than normal in arriving and we've had tons of rain. So when the sun shone for the first time 3 weeks ago, I hit my garden with a vengeance and now haven't been able to run since. I wasn't even able to walk properly so I've had to drag myself around school on strong painkillers and prescription anti-inflammatories. I sure won't do that again! I may just try to do a run tomorrow but I will have to see what the morning brings knee-wise. Pain or no pain. Worse thing is I will probably need to start all over again but I will do it. I am alive and I will run!

Good luck to you on your quest!

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STACEYSGETNFIT 6/13/2009 10:17PM

    Sounds like you had a great day!

Our local Spark Team meets up for walks once in awhile, and it's always good to see some faces that you know only as SP funky names!

p.s. I understand about the popcorn - a bowl called my name today too!

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200 pounds lost! Photos inside!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Today is that day, the day that I was to wake up and see if I hit that 200 pound mark, a double century if you will, I am just going to get right to it and tell you that when I woke up this morning I went straight to the scale and well what do ya know, it said 334.4lbs and I know that I had a smile on my face. That is a 5 pound drop from last week and let me tell ya I earned it this week with the running and ST that I have done!



528 days ago I weighed 534 pounds and I can still remember how I felt on that day when I started down this path to better health, unsure that I would make it a week and decided to start a blog to stay accountable. Now through nothing more than sticking to it I have lost 200 pounds of extra weight, No miracle pill, no costly plan that makes someone else money so that I can try to lose weight, I did not have a surgery, I did not eat a Gypsy pie and I do not belong to a gym and yet here I am 200 pounds less. I, if I am being honest did not think that I could do this without a surgery but I had to try something because I was getting to a point where daily life was getting harder and harder and having a surgery seemed like the only way that it would happen. I figured what do I have to lose besides the weight, and the decision was made to try it on my own and here I am today 200 pounds less for my efforts, here are some "200 pounds lost pics" or your viewing pleasure, they are all clickable for a larger image. All of these images are on my blogspot page in full sized form if you wanted a better look zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/2009/06/20
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From 534 to 334 all together.


Face from 534 to 334 pounds, I am unsure of the second photo's weight but the first is 534lbs, 3rd is 134lbs lost and the final is obviously 200lbs pounds lost.


Full length shot, 200 pounds lost.


Finally my muscle man pose, I took this one just fooling around but I liked it so here it is.

At the end of the day its just a number but man what a number it is! I don't think this club has all too many members but I am one of those people that can say "I have lost 200 pounds" and I did it based purely on determination. I have watched a couple people in my family struggle with weight for a long time and they always seem to put the weight back on within a month or 2 after losing a few pounds and I am hoping that me dropping 200 pounds in the last year and a half might get them to stick with it and see that it is possible to lose massive amounts of weight and not put it back in the following month.

I still have a long way to go before I hit my goal weight and beyond but if I were the betting kind of guy I would go with whoever thinks that I will get there because I have no plans on stopping now. Thanks for all of the support and emails that you all have left for me in the last 17 months and if you are reading this blog for the first time now you know that losing this kind of weight IS possible with some hard work, good food choices and exercise.

In the words of Forest Gump, "that's all I got to say about that".

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KATV865 4/28/2010 1:42PM

    What an AMAZING achievement! Congrats!!

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VOIDMIYA 9/29/2009 1:36PM

  Whoa! you look amazing! Keep it up =) emoticon

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MOEPARRISH 7/13/2009 10:06AM

    You are an inspiration! Keep up the great work.

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CHELLE1913 6/24/2009 6:27PM

  Wow, I stumbled into your page and COULD NOT leave without leaving a comment on such an AMAZING accomplishment!!! Thank you for sharing your journey. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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MUZIKFRK75 6/24/2009 12:43AM

    I know that I'm late on commenting on this blog but congrats!!! You are awesome and definitely motivated me when I was beginning my journey. Hopefully I can join you in the '200 lbs lost' club later this year! emoticon

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POPSGRYL63X 6/23/2009 9:27PM

    You are an incredible inspiration and you look great! Keep up the GREAT work - I will be checking back on your Sparks Page to see your future progress. Take Care! Oh - who painted your toenails? Ha Ha Ha

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DENALORI 6/19/2009 1:59PM

    WOW!!!!!!!!! You look like a new man, what a boost of confidence it must be for yourself to see the progress you have made. Amazing inspiration, keep up the good work and you look great! emoticon

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KNITSTRONG 6/19/2009 1:57PM

    I am giving you a standing ovation for your determination, hard work, and positive attitude!

What a fantastic job! You are an inspiration! I have a bit over 100 lbs to lose and I will keep your story in mind every day!

Thanks! emoticon

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SKUZZIEONE 6/19/2009 1:18PM

  I have tears in my eyes reading your blog - you must feel so good about yourself - I don't know you but I am so proud of you - to me you are a message of hope and I thank you for that - I have about 125 lbs to lose and going one day at a time - your message is so encouraging - God bless you and thanks again. emoticon emoticon

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REMMES 6/19/2009 11:47AM

    wow........just WOW! What an incredible accomplishment. Thanks so much for your willingness to share.
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DAYLIGHT6 6/19/2009 11:41AM

    wow, congrats on all your hard work and it's pay off!! Your story is very motivating. Thank you for sharing!

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RYEJOE 6/19/2009 9:56AM

    You are an inspiration. To come so far on your own gives hope and determination to all of us who have so much less to lose. Very impressive metamorphosis! emoticon

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ROCKIN_RHON 6/19/2009 8:21AM

    You are awesome!
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DALESMOM3 6/19/2009 6:13AM

  Congratulations! This is my first day here...although I don't have 200 pounds to lose (I'd weigh 42 pounds...don't think that would be good!) the amount really doesn't matter when the same "process" has to take place inside...I know I have to change my attitude about food and my choices not easy but absolutely doable....thanks for being here and sharing your story...

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BETHLOVESBIKING 6/18/2009 9:24PM

    Wonderful blog! Congratulations! emoticon

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MYTURN2DANCE 6/18/2009 7:43PM

    Wow! The photos are impressive. Congrats.

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NES211 6/18/2009 5:59PM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon
YOU WORK HARD FOR IT!! AGAIN, emoticon.



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CRYSTALROSES 6/18/2009 4:47PM

    You look AWESOME! It helps to know that it can be done without the slice and dice method. I still have 135 pounds to go, but seeing your photos I know it can be done. I hope I can find the drive that you have.

Keep up the Great Work!!

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DS4567 6/18/2009 1:50PM

  great going and good luck on the rest of it, i'm a betting man and i would put a good bet on you doing the rest of your weight loss easy.

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CINCYDORA 6/18/2009 1:43PM

    I'm so mad I was on vacation and am only just now seeing this. I know those last few pounds have been a problem and you've agonized a bit over crossing that 200 lb mark and I'm so excited for you that you've made it. You truly look amazing.

And thanks for the Gypsy pie comment. Made me giggle.

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FFRENCH15 6/18/2009 1:13PM

    Congratulations! It is so hard to stay motivated sometimes, it is great to hear these success stories and see pictures that prove how possible it is to lose the weight on your own! Kudos!

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HTHOMPSON001 6/18/2009 11:50AM

    This is the EXACT motivation I needed. You are doing a fantastic job!!!! I know that you can continue you down the path to a healthier you. Keep up the great work and keep us posted!!!

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NATALIE1964 6/18/2009 9:57AM

    You are my idol.
Way to go, you're awsome.
xx Natalie

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CARO1YN 6/18/2009 9:28AM

    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ne of these days it will happen to me

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MICKYSMOM13 6/18/2009 7:42AM

  Reading your blog this morning makes me feel so humbled by your great accomplishment, and gives me the" kick in the pants" I needed today. I don't have nearly the amount of weight to lose that you do, and I have NO excuses for not attaining my goal. You are truly an inspiration, and proof that there is nothing we can't do, just by moving forward.

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KAREN_01 6/18/2009 4:12AM

    I thank you for sharing your story. Every now and again I drop by your page and I always seem to leave here in awe of your accomplishments - this time it is no different. I want to commend you on all the hard work you've done to get where you are now. And if I were a betting woman, I'd say you would reach your goal, no problem!
I still have another 100 pounds to lose, if I get stuck somewhere along the line, you might just see me around here again!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/18/2009 3:39AM

    If they hd a contest for most motivational spark person-- I have to say it would be you! Your determination and drive is what keeps us going.. I have yet to find my groove..but I knwo I will!
COngrats agian on 200 pounds gone!

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WLROSIE 6/17/2009 11:31PM

    emoticon
I read your blog sometime and when I saw your picture I said, "isn't that the same guy" and it is. Way to go. I have 190 lbs to lose still, but it's great knowing it can be done without surgery, gypsy pies and the like. Although I DO have a gym membership.
Rosie

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SISHARE 6/17/2009 8:12PM

    emoticon Such an inspirational journey for others to read

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TYPINGGIRL 6/17/2009 7:24PM

    Oh my gosh! You have done an amazing job and in such a short amount of time. You were handsome in all the pictures, but you certainly are just a fraction of your size! You are such an inspiration! I still have about 100 pounds left to lose and you just proved to me that with determination I can do it. I'm adding you as a friend so I can stay motivated. Thanks so much for posting this blog and pictures.

Shari

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KNH771 6/17/2009 5:56PM

    You can really see the difference in the photos of your face! Congratulations on your progress. You know, the clothes you are wearing in the photo are too big for you! You'd look even tinier if you got some new workout gear. emoticon Too awesome! I'm excited for you. emoticon

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KAMISOL 6/17/2009 5:46PM

    YOU ARE AWESOME! YOU LOOK GREAT!!
you are such an inspiration to me when i need it the most.
keep up the good work and congrats on 200 down!!!

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TAMMIE130 6/17/2009 4:46PM

  I am so inspired by your determination. I am going to lose 60 pounds. It seemed unattainable to me because I have been on a weight loss roller coaster throughout the past 7 years, but 60 lbs pales in comparision to your accomplishment. i wish you the best for the rest of your journey.. emoticon

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INDIGOGIN 6/17/2009 4:13PM

    WOW!! So impressive. Your pictures look great. The work is really paying off for you and I know that will help you be even more motivated. Congratulations on reaching a milestone few people reach and thank you for sharing it with us. This is the first time I'm reading your blog but I'll be back to keep an eye on you. I guess I better get myself to the gym.

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COLE060783 6/17/2009 3:13PM

    I know u have gotten a million comments, but those pictures are worth a 1000 words.. good job.

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YONKERS31 6/17/2009 1:30PM

    Congrats!! on your success. you are an inspiration for me right now. I was ready to give up and it hurts to have that defeat attitude but i have noone but myself in this journey and feel a bit lonely right now. If I may ask, How did you handle when the scale went back up or did not budge? I'm having such a difficult time right now.

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DISNEYSTOONTOWN 6/17/2009 12:06PM

  This is my first time reading your blog. I am so amazed at what you have accomplished and in such a short time. You have lost almost a pound a day. Stunning.

I am glad you are still on a roll. I know you will reach your goal.

Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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LIZZY781 6/17/2009 11:32AM

    emoticon You are doing a fabulous job!!! Congratulations hun emoticon

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KMOORE04 6/17/2009 10:34AM

  WOW!!! You are a true inspiration!! Thank you so much for sharing your story!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WALKWITME 6/17/2009 10:00AM

    You have Done a Fantastic Job !

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PAMELAV438 6/17/2009 9:26AM

    you are awesome!!! way to go and what an inspiration. i have 50 lbs to lose. so i am not going to complain that my hip or back hurts after jogging, or i will not give in to that bag of tostidos at night! i am going to post your blog on my fridge as a reminder! keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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ICANDRES 6/17/2009 8:35AM

    Wow man you pretty much lost me!!! I'm amazed... and here I am struggling with 50 pounds. I'm going to do it and do it well.

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BIENSALUD 6/17/2009 12:57AM

  Awesome! CONGRATULATIONS!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING! Best wishes for continued success! AMAZING! WONDERFUL!!! Can't say enough. You have inspired me.

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KELLY54 6/17/2009 12:49AM

    you rock! what a great accomplishment

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THICKNESSBGONE 6/16/2009 11:59PM

    You are truly inspiring, thank you for your blog. I have given myself 2 yrs to loose 100 pounds and now I'm determined more than ever that I will achieve my goal and it will probably take less than 2 years to do so. Congratulations on your 200 lb loss. emoticon

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STREGGANANA 6/16/2009 10:26PM

  WOW its amazing. you lost a whole big person. you must be feeling wonderful.
I know you have a lot more to go, but keep up the great work. it will be so worth it. sounds like you have added some years to your life. I hope all goes well for you. you will inspire a lot of people.
I can't wait to hear your blogs.

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ROYALETBONE 6/16/2009 9:54PM

    Saw this on a friend feed- had to pop over and say, how jazzy is that!
Congratulations!

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PJDKSMITH 6/16/2009 9:09PM

    I don't know how I got bumped off notification of your blogs.. I was waiting.. waiting.. waiting.. then I thought I'd look and VOILA!
THERE U R!
I'm soooo proud of you!
I've gotta go keep readin!
Jenny

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RYNFIR 6/16/2009 9:01PM

    that so rocks congratulations! i wanna lose my weight now dang it lol. your motivation :) again good luck with the new life style!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/16/2009 8:34PM

    WOWZA!!!! That is absolutely amazing! You have lost an entire person! Keep it up and be sure to celebrate this huge milestone! You are definitely a member of an elite group of people!

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C25k and 200 pounds lost, will tomorrows weigh in be the day I hit the mark?!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Things have been going pretty good this week, but yesterday was pretty stressful (non weight loss related) and I did not feel like running W2D2 of C25K because I got home late which meant a later than normal dinner (7:45PM I finished dinner) and I usually run around 8:30PM so I was thinking about skipping it. I did end up going out for day 2 and when the time for the first interval came around I began running and quite literally felt like I was shuffling along and thought about stopping and calling it a night. I figured I would at least go to the second interval before I let that happen so I did and when it came time to run again I was taking large strides and felt pretty good about continuing on and by the third interval had forgotten all about what was stressing me out. I was ahead of my fastest pace and I knew this by the 5th interval because I ended the 5th where I began the 6th on day 1 of week 2. I started interval number 6 and it was on a spot that dips down pretty steep and then gets steep uphill so I had to run on that uphill portion but I convinced myself that it was the last interval and I could push myself on it so I did and ended up going 2.212 total miles last night and felt good at the end of the run, though I still find myself questioning Mr.Ullrey's ability to count to 90 seconds at times during the running portions of the program.

Now that the C25K report is out of the way I am thinking about the weigh in tomorrow, will it be the day that I join that 200 pounds lost club? will I be a part of that crowd that can say "I lost 200 pounds" on pure determination (does that club even exist?) will I prove myself wrong? once upon a time I said "no one can lose 200 pounds just by eating right and exercising" that was fat Tony talking, or should I say "fatter Tony" because I am not quite the svelte specimen of a young man that I would like to be just yet, but either way will tomorrow be that day? I sure would like it to be, because its going to be hard to cancel the fireworks show that I have arranged! 527 days ago I decided to get healthy, that's slightly more than 17 months ago and I am on the edge of having lost 200 total pounds, did I mention that I am amazed by this? yes I think that I did but I wanted to say it again.

Intake for Wednesday was 1695 total calories and I drank just under 1 gallon of green tea and 1.5 gallons of straight H2O, exercise for the day was W2D2 of the couch to 5k program. Things are right where they should be lately with diet and exercise and I am happy with the direction I am heading with the running, the only question left is will tomorrow be THE day that I hit that 200 pounds lost mark? since I am not stepping onto a scale until then, both you and me will have wait until then to find out.

Don't forget to drink that big ol glass of H2o that you just earned for reading through all of my morning ramblings, and keep in mind that if I can do this weight loss thang, you can do it as well.

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TRECECOOKS 6/15/2009 7:38PM

    Thanks for the H2O reminder!

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WENDYSPARKS 6/14/2009 12:39PM

    You are doing really well! emoticon

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SPRINKLEMELOLA 6/12/2009 9:58AM

    *crosses fingers and toes for you*

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THECOOLESTSARAH 6/12/2009 1:46AM

    ...looking forward to tomorrow.. (holding my breath, even.)

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SUNNY89 6/11/2009 3:03PM

    Great job on pushing through the workout. Sometimes that is when we need it the most. When we want to just throw in the towel to skip. It is all too easy. I am glad that you stuck it out.

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GLORYTOGLORY 6/11/2009 2:49PM

  Fireworks heck I thought there was going to be a whole party!!!!Good For you for runnung yesterday woohoo that is determination!

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JUSTAGURL2335 6/11/2009 2:46PM

    I'm sooo excited for you!!! Can't wait to find out!! Awesome awesomeness!

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AINTSKEERD 6/11/2009 1:18PM

    Oh....that's why a parade is scheduled through Oregon tomorrow! I was wondering? emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 6/11/2009 12:53PM

    I got a good feeling about Friday! And it's good you just went and got the C25K done yesterday. Sometimes we just got to push ourselves to make these things happen!

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BIGGIRL2082010 6/11/2009 12:46PM

    Whether or not you hit 200 tomorrow, you just became a runner. You ran when you didn't want to. And you're planning the next run. Guess what? That's what a runner *does*. :)

Congratulations!

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oon you and wifey will be running together, huh? She's got the advantage over you by a couple of weeks, but I bet you'll catch up pretty darned soon! :)

I drank the water. Now I have to go work out - after all, you're almost at the 200 pounds lost mark - I want to get to the TWENTY pounds lost mark one of these days! :D

Cheers,
Maya


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MARYONAMISSION 6/11/2009 12:36PM

    Can't wait for the fireworks show tomorrow. You are soo close. I'm super excited for you. Congrats on your run.
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KEEPITMOVING 6/11/2009 12:17PM

    i would simply like to add my heartfelt and sincere congratulations on an incredible, personal accomplishment, rarely achieved and even more rarely adopted as a permanent lifestyle-change. what's the worst that can happen...you will be a little disappointed that you didn't achieve that magic number tomrrow AND you'll do it next weigh-in, or the one after that...either way, you KNOW you WILL achieve it (and then some) because some of the hurdles you've managed to jump across without stumbling are unapproachable by most, let alone their being able to sail over them. i'm drinking a lot of water and green tea right now...in your honor and with your success, achievements, and motivation in mind! ROCK ON! n

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PJDKSMITH 6/11/2009 12:08PM

    U tell that "fat Tony" to go to H.E. double hockey sticks.
I KNOW u can do it.
I know its an incredible amount of energy and determination to go out when u don't want to. You can think of a THOUSAND things to do BUT run; but I'm sooooo glad u did. And its AMAZING about half way in when all of a sudden the breathing isn't as laboured, and u feel like maybe,... just maybe you can do it.
AND U DID!
Allrightythen.
Onward and DOWNWARDS.. can't WAIT for tomorrow!
Jenny

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LAURIE5658 6/11/2009 11:48AM

    You know I will be here waiting for the weigh in results, Botzzz. Just remember, whatever it is...YOU TOTALLY ROCK!!!!

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VEEJAY3 6/11/2009 11:40AM

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Fireworks are all lined up.
Say the words ("bye bye 200!") and I'll light the matches!

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LGLANDT 6/11/2009 10:06AM

    Good Luck tomorrow! Also, it's awesome that you went ahead and went for your run yesterday. I was having a similar idea this morning. I was laying in bed pretending that it was raining so that I wouldn't have go to for my run. I went and so did you. Good job!

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AAQUWAA 6/11/2009 10:05AM

    Man, You just keep on keepin on :) emoticonCarmen

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HBKISSES 6/11/2009 10:03AM

    good luck tomorrow!

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CATSTANCE 6/11/2009 10:00AM

    A huge CONGRATS to you...that is such an awesome feeling to push yourself hard when you thought about quitting......Today was W2D2 for me too.

Amazing you will be at a 200 lb loss!!!! That is very inspirational.

You Rock!


Sharon

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RHYTHEM 6/11/2009 9:54AM

    emoticon Hope you meet your weigh in goal tomorrow! If not there is always the next weigh in!

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SNEAKYGREG 6/11/2009 9:52AM

    Good job on running anyway when you didn't feel like it. I know for myself when I run it is a good way to forget about everything and just concentrate on the run. I just need to say this I am also amazed at 200 pounds lost that is an awesome accomplishment.

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SKYEFYR 6/11/2009 9:48AM

  You are such an inspiration. I really hope you make your goal tomorrow! Please make sure you stop by and blog so we all know what happened!

Fingers crossed hard for you!

You are doing such a fantasitic job! I love reading your blogs because they always motivate me to try and do better.

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You mean I don't NEED a miracle pill or plan to lose weight? who wouldda thunk...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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I have decided that because of me being so close to the 200 pound lost milestone that I am not getting on the scale for the rest of the week because I want Friday mornings weigh in to be a surprise to me. You will notice that I put a count down clock on the left panel (this is at my blogspot page, the link is above) and that will be when I step on the scale next, yesterday morning I stepped on and this morning I did not, with any luck I will reach that mark this week. I have to admit that I am a bit excited to be so close to that 200 pound lost mark, and at the same time I feel like its not something that many people would like to be able to say, the fact that I HAD the 200 extra pounds on me to lose is quite disheartening. On the other side of that coin is the fact that I have stayed strong enough through this whole experience to successfully drop that kind of weight and that side of it is quite the opposite of disheartening.

To think that one day I woke up and decided that I was going to lose 259 pounds that was my goal number and actually am doing it without any miracle pill, surgery or pay by the month plan amazes me to this day. I think people should do what works for them but I am also in the camp that believes that nothing more than determination and willpower are the only things needed to have success in weight loss, No Gym membership or miracle pill can do the work for us, we have to do it ourselves. I started out just eating less calories and walking however long I could, eventually buying an exercise bike off of craigslist for $40 if I remember right and now my main form of exercise is running, or building up to running anyways. I shop smart and eat well, I do not spend thousands of dollars on specialty foods or meal packets, I eat real food prepared by yours truly, in fact and I have said this before, I spend less now on groceries than I did in my 500 pound days. Relearning how to feed our bodies so that we are fueling our days instead of filling the craving void with junk processed foods, it only takes a little bit of dedication to make sure that we stay on track and after that it becomes habit and before you know it you are writing a post on a blog that was not expected to last a week about having lost almost 200 pounds.

My intake for Tuesday was a bit high at around 1800 total calories, damned evil doritos and I did not exercise at all because I was a bit sore from Monday's run, 1 gallon of green tea and more than a gallon of straight H2O went down the hatch. Tonight is W2D2 of the C25K program for me and I am looking forward to the run tonight and honestly feel pretty good about how it will go even though the forecast calls for rain.

I feel like since being cleared by the doc to run I have had a couple productive weeks where health is concerned, I started running and am back on track with the pounds coming down again. Over all I feel great and am looking forward to this Fridays weigh in because I think that I have a chance to hit that 200 pounds lost mark, I just might do a video post if I do hit it this week. With that the end has come to another exhilarating episode of as the fat guy turns starring the God of Meatballs himself! Thanks for following along and here's to Fridays weigh in!

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YOUPYOUP 10/25/2009 10:36AM

    you're truly an inspiration. i'm struggling trying to lose just 12 pounds and here you are losing 259... keep up the good work, my friend! it will definitely pay off. emoticon

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YOUPYOUP 10/25/2009 10:36AM

    you're truly an inspiration. i'm struggling trying to lose just 12 pounds and here you are losing 259... keep up the good work, my friend! it will definitely pay off. emoticon

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YOUPYOUP 10/25/2009 10:36AM

    you're truly an inspiration. i'm struggling trying to lose just 12 pounds and here you are losing 259... keep up the good work, my friend! it will definitely pay off. emoticon

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ISABELMANU 9/15/2009 1:24PM

  way to go...
im sitting here at work and just reading your blog and gosh 200lbs that's amazing. here i am complaining of trying to loose 60...lol...

gosh would like to continue to hear your success stories if you have more...


me and two other girls here at work are working out and we all have our individual goals which we are trying to reach i will definitely share this story with them.

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NANNIOF8 9/12/2009 9:32PM

    WOW, CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You are doing truly amazing and you ARE an inspiration to anyone who reads your post.
I hope that your weigh in proved to be the success you wanted.
Continued GOOD LUCK on your journey. emoticon

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ITHINKICAN4 9/8/2009 4:42PM

  emoticon emoticon You have done a great job. Keep up the good work!!!!!!

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AEROMAT 8/30/2009 12:09PM

    emoticon I'm with you on this one, man! I did the same thing starting in 2003 and lost over 100 lbs., and I didn't once go the gym, buy specialty foods, or get surgery of any kind (save for the hernia repair surgery during my program).

People need to realize that they don't need any of those things to lose weight. All they need is the willingness to change their lifestyle and not go on a fad diet or "diet" of any kind.

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Dave
www.200by40.com

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AMYLT82 8/29/2009 11:29AM

    It is great that you are doing so well. Keep up the good work. Telling other people about it helps them too. Thank you. emoticon

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DOCDRH 8/25/2009 3:45PM

  No miracle pills needed. Just a good diet, a routine exercise plan and self control.

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POLLYANNE4 8/20/2009 6:44PM

  really neat to hear that you have gone so far myself I am going to pools every 3 days doing water walking and excercise and have noticed how fit I am getting

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MICHELLERI 7/22/2009 11:03AM

    Congrats and great job!!! You are right, we don't need gym memberships or fancy meals plans. We need the right frame of mind and a determination to take better care of ourselves. We don't have to spend money to do that. Keep up the great work, your a motivation to us all!!!

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SWEET_BABE 7/18/2009 3:50PM

    I agree with all the others ~ Bravo & Kudos to you. YOU ARE AWESOME. Keep up the great choices. emoticon

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JAKEYBABIES 7/13/2009 11:05PM

  Great job to all!!!!!! emoticon

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PAIGER207 7/12/2009 5:13PM

  I am just getting acquainted with the Spark program and read your entry. Congratulations on a meaningful article and on the job you are doing. I hope you are as proud of yourself and I am of you!

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SPARKYCARLEY 7/8/2009 8:50PM

    OM gosh.. you are awesome! What an inspiration you are. Incredible job!

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NEENSTER1 7/8/2009 4:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on all that you accomplished thus far. I love positive outcomes and yours is absolutely great. You said it would be better off if you stopped a freight train because stopping you right now at this stage of the game is definitely NOT AN OPTION. LOL!!!! Keep up the emoticon work. Be Encouraged. God Bless you. emoticon

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BYRONWARNER 7/8/2009 4:22PM

    Wow! You don't know me, but I am proud of your work. This is awesome. Keep it up, dude.

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DIXIECHIKN 7/8/2009 4:04PM

  Wow, what an inspration, thanks for sharing your story, I know you can inspire others.

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MEME4209 7/6/2009 2:54PM

    I totally agree with you. I have heard horror stories about what happens to people that have surgerys and worked with one guy that had surgery. Even though he could only eat a certain amount of food he was still hungry all the time and also some things he ate made him really sick. That would be such a horrible nightmare to live with. Congrads on keeping your motivation and thanks for the inspiration you are on the right track. emoticon

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DAWN1003 7/6/2009 5:28AM

  I agree that no miracle pill will help you lose weight. I have tried 3 different diet pills and I can tell you that not one of the worked. Also a friend of mine had one prescribed to her and she couldn't get of the toilet. She has had more success watching what she eats than anything else

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SLIMMOM7 7/6/2009 1:57AM

  You have done a great job. Best of Luck with the rest.

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BIZIGIRL 7/5/2009 10:36PM

    I am so motivated by you AND so proud of you!

Bizigirl

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TIDDLELENA3 7/5/2009 8:34PM

    Congratulation...you are an inspiration to all who read your blog and others in your life hopefully you will continue to your ultimate goal!!!Actually, you will, I believe......WTG!!!! emoticon

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CITYGRL1 7/4/2009 3:55AM

  I was sitting here at my desk thinking ..oh heck..i'm going to have a snack. then I read your great blog. You are such an inspiration!!!! I no longer need to run to the fridge! Praying for both of us...City girl emoticon

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SACJP4 7/4/2009 2:22AM

  Excellent work! I wish more people realized that there is no magic pill out there!

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ZALIBAR 7/3/2009 4:48PM

    Brilliant! Well done you. I found your story very inspiring.

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NATURALCURLS 7/3/2009 11:48AM

  Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are good medicine for us all.

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CHOCOLATE1001 7/3/2009 6:19AM

  Way to go. I see people like you who work their butts off to lose a large amount of weight and I can't get the motivation to lose 25 lbs. I can't stick with it . Good going!

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DTBTSSANDFLUFFY 7/2/2009 9:25PM

    i loved your blog. and am wondering have you hit the 200 mark?
yippee if you have.
keep inspiring us. /me.. .ME
thanks

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DZDUKE54 7/2/2009 4:50PM

    You are a great inspiration! Let us know how the weigh in goes and good luck! Diane

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ELJANKO 7/2/2009 11:49AM

  Congrats to you! It has given me some much needed inspiration and motivation to work even harder to lose the 70 lbs that I'm carrying around and don't need! Thank you!

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TIRED49 7/1/2009 7:26PM

    Thanks I needed this blog!

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MAMI1127 7/1/2009 6:29PM

    Way to Go!! Good Luck on the weigh in!! emoticon

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SWEET2NURSE2003 7/1/2009 11:17AM

  Congratulations on all your hard work. Determination does pay. Keep up the good work. emoticon Thank you for showing us that it can be done.

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HEATHBAR35 7/1/2009 11:03AM

    I hope your weigh-in goea well. emoticon on all the hard work and dedication that you've put in!!

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HORSECHICK56 7/1/2009 10:38AM

    What an inpiration you are . Friday is going to be an earth shattering day for you. I can't even imagine losing that much weight. although as much as I have lost and regained and lost again, I probably exceeded that. emoticon Best of life to you, Colleen

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JKSTEIN123 6/30/2009 7:59PM

    Wow, you are an inspiration. I was needing to read a post like yours. I wish you success for Friday. I am hoping to read your blog Friday. You are so right about finding your inner strength. I have seen too many people try to take the easier way with surgery and it doesn't end up being easy at all. Most of them gained it back after several years.

Thanks for being the person to show that it can be done the old fashion way! Exercise and a healthy diet. Best to you.

Jill

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DIVA120 6/30/2009 7:42PM

    Very encouraging. I really hope you make the 200 pound mark. I have "only" 50 pounds to lose and it has been VERY slow but I have not given up (I'm very close though). So I suppose if you can lose 200 than I can lose 50.

Good luck and keep up the amazing work

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L3DESIGNS 6/30/2009 6:44PM

    Very encouraging. You have great determination. Good job on your weight loss.

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CFROMBAY 6/30/2009 3:54PM

  It's great to know that we can lose without the pills or plans. I am new on Sparkpeople. Have lost five pounds in 4 weeks which is pretty good. Lost 5 first two weeks and have not lost since then but haven't gained either. I see myself starting bad habits again.
Good for you. You inspire me. You are doing it and that helps me to keep going. I have 45 pounds to lose. One day at a time I want to eat healthy and drink my water and exercise. Thank you. good luck with Friday weigh in. emoticon

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HARRINGTON5 6/30/2009 1:01PM

    I have read several of your blogs and they are always inspiring. You are so determined, you give me inspiration too. I didn't have to lose as much weight as you, but 45 pounds seemed like I would never make it. Now, I feel that I will truly get there. Thank you for sharing your story. Cynthia

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LINDAHICKS 6/30/2009 12:59PM

  Thanks for this encouraging blog. This is exactly what I want to do. FINALLY get to a healthy weight by making positive lifestyle changes -- not some kind of weird diet or "program." My 40 lbs. pales when compared to what you've accomplished -- but you encourage me that it CAN be done, step-by-baby-step. (And to forego the cheeseburger I have been secretly comtemplating for lunch.) emoticon

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BOSSY1 6/30/2009 12:30PM

    Thank you for sharing your ideas and wonderful success story. You are so motivating! A story like this really helps people and encourages me to stay on track. It's great to know that you did it naturally and inexpensively! I like the strong will and determination. It can be done! You have inspired me. Congratulations and good luck on your continued success! Way to Go! Bossy1/kr

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SPRUILL35 6/30/2009 11:29AM

    wow, you have come very far! here i am complaining that i still have 90 lbs to go. I was sad that I even had 100 lbs to many, I had ballooned to more than twice the size of my younger healthier self. My goal is not to be skinny, but to be healthy. I had gained so much weight that i had no energy, I literally stayed at home and just watched the dust gather as I thought about how I needed to lose weight - this went on for about 3 yrs - 1 yr before my husband died & even worse for nearly 2 yrs afterward. But, as time goes on and life continues, I finally decided to get up and just do something...so i joined the infamous WW, learned how to count points and then decided it would be easier to just count calories seeing as how they are already on the menus and boxes and cans of just about every food you buy. so i dumped WW and joined a gym with my best friend. We both have a lot to lose - I must say it has bee WAY more fun than I ever thought it would. Anyways, didn't mean to post my story here - I just wanted to say thanks for the encouragement! God bless! emoticon

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CRANBERRY101 6/30/2009 10:44AM

    great job on losing your weight I hope mine starts coming off it just the start of the exercise I dread

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S_BOOTH 6/30/2009 6:58AM

    Super Job!!!!! Keep up the good work and good luck with your weigh in Friday. Stories like this really help people and motivates me to stay on track.

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MMPEARSON13 6/29/2009 10:33PM

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story! Congratulations and good luck on your continued success!

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AKWRITES 6/29/2009 9:27PM

    You are so motivating! Thank you for sharing your ideas and success story. I like the strong will and determination. You have inspired me.

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CHRISRAPAVE1 6/29/2009 9:14PM

    congratulations! i wish i had as much motivation to exercise as u do. i just cant seem to find the energy to do anything remotely resembling hard workouts. all i do is a walk around the block a couple times a day. good luck and keep up the great work. emoticon

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C25K week 2 day 1 report and a dog

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Last night was the start of week 2 of the C25K program for me, I was going to hold off on starting week 2 until I let my body adjust to week 1 but I really wanted to see if I could do it. New Mp3 in hand I headed out and noticed that the week 2 podcast is 31 minutes so a little more than a minute longer than week 1 so I had a feeling that I would add distance to where I have been running to by the end of the run. The first interval came and I was feeling pretty good but by the middle that interval I was starting to doubt Mr.Ullrey's skill at counting to 90 seconds as it felt very long compared to week 1. by the second interval I decided that I needed a way to judge the length of the runs so I knew how hard to push to make it so I counted my steps and from here on out I just counted how many steps I took so that I would know when the end of the interval was coming. The entire run went ok besides the fact that I had to run up that hill that I was cussing at last week in its entirety and it took a little out of me.



At the start of the last interval I had a little surprise because some people were leaving what looked like a BBQ and they had a dog with them. I was maybe 5-8 steps into the last interval when I hear the jingle jangle of dog tags to my left and then a growl, I glanced down to see a dark brown pooch running at me so I stepped further into the middle of the street hoping that he would not keep coming as his owner was right there with him but he did keep coming. I turned so that he was coming at me straight on and was moving backwards, still hoping that the owner would pull the leash and I could continue on my run but that's not what happened, all I hear the fella say is a meek little "sorry" That's great man! I am glad that you are sorry BUT your dog is still growling and coming at me! is what I was thinking and the dog was too close to me at that point for me to just keep doing nothing but backing up and he got a face full of size 14, he yelped and ran towards the owner who now says "why did you have to do that!" all I responded with was "keep it on a leash a$$hole" and on my way I went. I ran for my counted steps for the last interval even though the podcast had told me to stop because the dog encounter messed me up and I did not enjoy the rest of the run/walk because of the dog. I went 2.12 miles on this run and that is just short of my furthest distance on week 1 which is not so bad considering the run in with cujo and the fact that it was day 1 of a harder run.

My food for Monday was on par coming in at 1750 total calories consumed and I drank 1 gallon of green tea and 1.5 gallons of straight H2O. Obviously my exercise was C25K W2D1 and over all I feel pretty good this morning if not a little fatigued, almost like W1D1 without the soreness. Where Couch to 5k is concerned, I did complete W2D1 of the program but I did not feel strong while doing it, and what I mean is that W1D1 I felt like the only thing holding me back was going to be my being out of breath but last night my legs were quietly complaining to themselves by the second interval. By the time I hit that hill I was not taking long strides at all, I wouldn't say I was shuffling along or anything but it definitely was not my normal stride and because of my weight I can't help but to think about maybe repeating week 1 just for the slow but steady strength gains for my body. The plan is to run W2D2 Wednesday and see how I feel and if there is no improvement from Monday I will look at what I need to do.

Over all I am loving the C25K program and am looking forward to completing it and being able to say that I can run a 5k race to completion. I am forgetting that this is a weight loss journey lately because of this program and have to remember that I am less than 5 pounds away from having lost 200 pounds total since starting and will be trying to hit that number by Friday so I have a lot going on as far as this weight loss gig goes right now.

Don't forget that H2O, Keep on keepin on and all that.

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ACTIVE_AT_60 6/10/2009 6:51AM

    Dude - keep up the good work. You are awesome, and I am glad you kept going.

As for the dog - here is a generic statement - get some pepper spray in your running store for your self defense. I was once on the bike (really dangerous) and once while running attacked by a pack of wild dogs. Fortunately I rode faster - and when running the dogs got distracted, but that was a potential disaster. Since then AWAYS pepperspray.

Keep on running guys.

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SNEAKYGREG 6/9/2009 11:48PM

    Ahhh yes the dreaded dog, I had to kick one once and then the owner stared cussing me out. The dog was in the street and not on a leash... go fihure. Great job on the running you keep at it and it will get harder ummm I mean easier emoticon

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/9/2009 9:03PM

    Take the numbers from w2d1 with a grain of salt because of the dog.

The knee has been much better so hopefully I wil get the c25k started in another week. I think I will be ok as long as I don't run out of ibuprofen.

ttyl.

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LEAVY1213 6/9/2009 8:03PM

    Keep up the excellent work!!! You continue to be a great inspiration! :-) Thanks!

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BIGGIRL2082010 6/9/2009 5:45PM

    OOOH! What a jerk! The dog's owner, I mean. What did he expect you to do, allow yourself to be bitten? I think you did the right thing - hopefully the dog learned a lesson its owner is too wimpy to teach it! I love dogs, but definitely feel they need to be taught manners, just the same as children. :)

And GOOD work on getting W2D1 done. I haven't done C25K, but if it's structured anything like the 100-pushups challenge, then each workout and each week is going to be progressively harder - it'll ALWAYS feel like a workout, is what I'm trying to say, so I would say to keep going if you can, rather than repeating weeks until it gets "easy". :) Just my two cents - do what works for you!

Oh, I think it's a *great* idea to forget about the weight-loss part of it by getting caught up in the C25K program - always a great idea to focus on something that is a different, but measurable way of improving your fitness level instead of just concentrating on the scale! :)

Cheers,
Maya


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AMBERROGUE 6/9/2009 5:13PM

    UGH! One of the worst things about walking/running outside is worrying about dogs. But I learned how to deal with them from an old buddy of mine named Joe. Mind, he's a little crazy and he was a little drunk when he taught us this, but I've found it's effective since then.

If a dog charges you, DO NOT continue running/walking. Stop, turn so that your facing it and "Buck up because it's coming," as Joe would say.

It's annoying to have to stop when you're trying to just mind your business and on a schedule, but as I sit at a desk all day, I'd rather a dog bite on the arm than the butt! emoticon

SO sorry you had to deal with that. Next time will be better!! Just you wait!

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TELERIE 6/9/2009 5:03PM

    Can't imagine what that dog owner was thinking (or not thinking, as the case may be).
YOU on the other hand are doing GREAT! Way to rock the C25K! Keep it up and there's no need to repeat a week unless you actually cannot finish an interval.
I remember feeling bad about a hard run, and invariably, the next run of that week was easier. I usually felt that day 2 was a bit harder than day 1, but it varied. Much depends on how rested I was...

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4565S568SDS 6/9/2009 4:37PM

  I'm impressed. I can't get even through W1D2 the whole way. I just don't think I'm cut out to be a runner. But apparently I walk (on the treadmill) as fast as some people run, so *shrug*.

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ZIRCADIA 6/9/2009 3:20PM

    I bet Day 2 goes better.

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LAKEMONSTER11 6/9/2009 2:27PM

    I was bitten by a dog last summer as I was walking home one evening, and the owner just said, "Don't mind him," and wandered off. It wasn't a big bite, but it broke the skin, so I had to go to the ER for a tetanus shot. I also had to take antibiotics for two weeks. Luckily, I was in Ireland, where they eradicated rabies in about 1910, so I didn't have to go through a rabies series.

And now of course the worst thing is that I'm afraid of dogs that bark at me or move toward me - and I know that they can tell that I'm afraid of them. I choose my walking routes now to avoid aggressive dogs as much as possible. I'm also thinking about getting some pepper spray designed to repel dogs, but I hate the idea of having one more thing to carry with me everywhere.

I'm doing the C25K, too. I did Week 4, Day 1 yesterday. It's so great - I never thought I'd be able to run outside!

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LAURIE5658 6/9/2009 2:08PM

    I continue to be very very jeolous of you running and me...well...not. Keep it up!!!
You are seriously becoming a running machine.

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TRACYZABELLE 6/9/2009 12:20PM

    Keep on running and wearing those 14's! Maybe some mace would help too!

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AINTSKEERD 6/9/2009 11:58AM

    I have four dogs myself, and I would never allow that. Irresponsible pet owners really peeve me! Good for you.

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MARYONAMISSION 6/9/2009 11:20AM

    Sooo close to a 200 lb loss. That is amazing. Wow so much drama with the dog. I don't understand how people can be so thoughtless. My dog is only 6lbs and she's always on a leash. Congrats on getting through W2D1. Good luck tomorrow.

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SWEETZMIX 6/9/2009 9:19AM

    Well that was an eventful night for you last night. Sorry to hear you were almost attacked by cujo. I really dislike when people have their dogs without a leash and can't control them. One thing I noticed about the C25K program, and maybe b/c this is new for you too, but I have been more tired the next day. Very surprising b/c I have done some serious workouts. Well your cals was on point, got in that water, so I have a good feeling for you this Friday.

OH & that comment last night on my page..I felt the heat rising from my monitor as I read your message. I can imagine you was pissed, more at the owner than the dog. Like the owner should of gotten the 14 upside their head.

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GLORYTOGLORY 6/9/2009 9:08AM

  woohoo for the run !!!

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