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To bee or not to...um yeah

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


So yesterday I started posting mini posts in the PM and honestly its helping already because so far today I have put everything that I have eaten into my excel sheet as well as weighed every bite that went into my mouth. As my mini post says I came in at 1733 calories even after indulging in a bottle of Corona while chatting with my neighbor in the driveway for about 30 minutes last night, I wasn't going to have the brew but figured that it couldn't hurt too much. My intake was on par yesterday and today is off to a good start as well so I am hoping for a good week.



Yesterdays bike ride gave me a little bit of extra excitement because of some wasps, about a month ago I can recall someone placing a sign on one end of the trail that I ride through to get all of the way around my lake warning of a wasp nest at one end of the dam and apparently its still there. As I rode across the dam and the planks were thumping under my bike tires I saw a couple wasps rise from underneath the end of the dam and just knew it wasn't good news for me. I was moving along at a speed that would not allow me to stop and go back the way that I came before hitting the edge of the small cloud of wasps which was growing with every thump on the boards so I decided to go right through them and take a chance running into the woods. Honestly I cannot remember what maneuver I executed to get off of the bike onto my feet and down the stairs on the dam but I felt very nimble at that very moment as I dashed (yes I said dashed) into the brush faster than I thought that I ever could and did not stop until I couldn't hear any more buzzing in my immediate area. Perhaps my mad dash is why my ride took shorter? probably not but it was not something that I was expecting to be there for sure and I am sure the part of the story where I ran into the woods was visually hysterical or perhaps traumatic for anyone close enough to bear witness.



Other than the intake going smoothly and my wasp encounter the day went pretty much par for the course where my healthy lifestyle goes. Today my plan for exercise is to go for a walk with Wify after dinner sometime or perhaps some calisthenics, I am not real sure yet what will happen on that front because I have a parent teacher meeting that I forgot about until I just wrote that sentence. Tonight is the second episode of the newest edition of The biggest loser and I always seem to want to work out for a couple days after that show is on, I don't know why but I do. Perhaps its watching people that are bigger than me (something that I don't get to see all that often) working out so hard, or maybe its just that whole being around like minded people thing, yes I understand that I am not physically "around" them but you get the idea and knowing how hard those people are working at those kinds of weights and not because its obvious but because I was there has an impact on me as well? whatever the reason I don't care, its one of the only shows on tv that I watch every week and if its effecting me in a way that is keeping me motivated I'll take it.

There you have another post and with that I bid you farewell until tonight's update post, make sure to get all of that H2O in and never forget that we control what we do in everything that we do.

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VEEJAY3 9/22/2009 8:01PM

    Oh wow!!! I forgot: it's Biggest Loser night.
I already missed the first episode and had to catch up on it via reading the "weecap" on the "Television Without Pity" website (which is darned hilarious reading, if you haven't yet discovered it. I always read the "weecap" even after I've actually SEEN the episode).

So. Yeah.

Thanks for the reminder -- just in time to tune in.

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KNH771 9/22/2009 6:56PM

    I'm scared to death of bees, wasps and the like. I probably would have panicked in a very un-ladylike way. emoticon I'm glad that you weren't hurt!

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ANNSTOECKL 9/22/2009 6:52PM

    I'm enjoying your blog. I loved the mad dash away from hornets. Those suckers are mean and sting you for the fun of it!

I know what you mean by Biggest Loser. It encourages me to move as much as I can. For me it probably a subconscious fear that Jillian will end up following me around if I don't. ;)

Blessings,
ann

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SNEAKYGREG 9/22/2009 5:41PM

    I wish I could have been there for the mad dash. I chuckled just reading about it. On the other hand glad you didn't get stung

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LAURIE5658 9/22/2009 4:33PM

    Botzzz, its so nice to hear from you like you used to do. I always look forward to your Spark pearls of wisdom!

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Intake/exercise update 1

Monday, September 21, 2009


As mentioned in my previous post I will be posting updates each night for a bit to show what my intake was as well as my exercise for that day, here you have the first one, I will keep it short and sweet as Heroes is about to start.

Breakfast
7:00 AM
1 T creamer 90

8:00 AM
2 cups corn chex 220
1 cup 1% milk 110

Lunch
12:30 PM
6 inch turkey subway 280

2:30 PM 1 apple 85

4:30 PM
1 pickle 10

Dinner
6:00 PM
6oz ground turkey 240
9oz fries 390
2 80 cal rolls 160
1 bottle corona extra 148

Fluids
G-Tea 1.33 gallons
H2O 1/2 gallon

Exercise
1 ride around the lake = 3 miles in 16 minutes

That's 1733 total calories and when I started riding my bike it took me 25 minutes to make it around that lake, I haven't done that ride in some time and it would appear that I have improved my pace even with my time off. If I take a ride for exercise tomorrow I will have to add distance as when I ride solo I go faster apparently, and there you have it, its my accountability post and just a lil extra for anyone interested.

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AINTSKEERD 9/22/2009 4:22PM

    emoticonHow'd you get that bee to snap your pic on the run! emoticon
You are doing great, and it sounds like you are getting back to the old Tony. Hey, maybe the bees can help you get back onto your C25K plan, too. emoticon

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TELERIE 9/22/2009 2:19PM

    Way to GO!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/22/2009 10:57AM

    Sounds like a good day . . . .

Keep it up!!

ttyl

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/22/2009 10:49AM

    Sounds like you are getting your groove back emoticon

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AINTSKEERD 9/22/2009 9:40AM

    That's more like it! emoticon

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BIGGIRL2082010 9/22/2009 7:09AM

    Man! When you get back in stride, you really get back in stride, doncha? Good work there on the calories in *and* out! Keep going, keep posting - we wanna see you at 275 sooooooon. ;)

Cheers,
Maya


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MSHOPPER63 9/21/2009 10:00PM

    Let me just say Thank You for sharing your intake/exercise with us. I know you have really done well, and I look forward to reading your post daily.
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JKSTEIN123 9/21/2009 9:27PM

    Glad to hear you are back on track!

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ANNSTOECKL 9/21/2009 9:24PM

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Blessings,
ann

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BEACHCOMBERD 9/21/2009 9:14PM

    Good job. Keep up the good work.

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DDOORN 9/21/2009 9:06PM

    Looking good!

I love to push myself when I'm on my bike...speaking of which I haven't done lately...been kayaking more than biking!

Don

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GEORGIESLIMS 9/21/2009 8:47PM

    Great! I rode my bike today as well!

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LAURIE5658 9/21/2009 8:39PM

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Two thumbs up, Botzzz!!!

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SNEAKYGREG 9/21/2009 8:22PM

    Good job and great time on the ride

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ZIRCADIA 9/21/2009 8:20PM

    WOOHOO! Nice to see an update post from ya. :)

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Randomly random with a twist of excuse and a dash or whatever.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I am still feeling comfortable and not pushing as hard as I know that I should be, this is a problem for me...

This weekend I did more manual labor around the house but I did nothing that could be categorized as exercise in my book, I did not run, I did not ride my bike, I did not even go for a walk. I did do more work on the brick patio on Saturday and I did paint random things that needed touching up and I did walk around all day Sunday through department stores where I scored some Carhart pants on the cheap at a Cabelas sidewalk sale but none of that is exercise no matter what any of these calorie calculators say. I need to find my groove in the world of exercise once again and that is the bottom line, once I start that the rest always seems to fall into place on its own and all of this is happening on the eve of cold weather and I know that I have to get into a groove before the weather becomes an excuse to not work out. Life seems somehow busier lately, kind of like there is not a spare minute for me to work in some exercise and I know this is not the truth because I have 2 hours all to myself every weekday while my daughter is in her preschool class so what am I doing in these 2 hours that does not equal exercise? more errands usually but I am going to starting today make it a point to get at least something into those 2 hours because I need to remember where I was not too long ago, you know pressed into that dent in the old leather couch.

I was in a position a little more than a year and a half ago where I stopped and said that nothing was more important than my health, nothing mattered if I could not get control of this health issue which consisted of 250 excessive pounds attached to my body and I stuck to that. I made losing weight my job and my wife even joked about that fact more than once but now that I am down more than 200 pounds I am sliding other things into the more important slot and I am unsure that I am at a point where that should be the case just yet. I have said this before but wasn't losing the weight kind of so that I could be comfortable with myself again? wasn't it so that I did not have to worry about a possible heart attack at any given moment? wasn't it because I was afraid that I could die at any second of any random day? it was. With all of the above said I am going to start doing evening update posts to stay accountable with my exercise and menu's, what that means is good bad ugly it will be posted once per night because I really need to get this thing rolling again. I know that things are just very very busy right now wrapping up summer projects around the house and I am not making sure that everything is measured and weighed where my calories go and that I am doing house work in place of exercise and really just running out of time but that sounds a lot like excuses to me when I say it out loud and I am not going to make excuses for why I did or did not do something, if I had the time to do the exercise when I weighed more I can find the time now.

Now that sounds like I am being pretty hard on myself and I am but honestly I have done ok with the calories just not good, and I have done some exercise with mostly random walks but that is not the level of work that I had built myself up to so its just not good enough for me. I have to commit to at least 30 minutes of cardio per day and that is the bottom line because without that the weight just really slows to a crawl or stops completely and well, I still have a lot of weight to lose so I can't have that. As I am typing this out I am thinking about my words and am feeling like I sound like a broken record the last few posts with all of the "I know what I need to do" and "man I am busy as hell" its all starting to sound like excuses to me and it has to stop!

Bottom line is me and fatty are back on to go to the prom and I gotta stop making $hit up as to why I am not doing what I know how to do. Its done right here in this last paragraph because it has to be, because I have to do what I need to do for me because without me I can't have the rest and I honestly feel like something clicked in my head as I wrote this post out so onward with the program. Look for the update posts in the evenings for a while and I do believe that I am actually back this time, so tune in tomorrow for the next episode of Fatman and Blobbin to find out whether Fatman chewed through the corner of the refrigerator to get that last piece of fudge or if he resisted temptation.

You all got to witness my thought process happening almost in real time in this post, its happened before and I am sure it will happen again so until then thanks for following and I need to eat my own words and get up off of my ass and grab a big glass of H2O for myself.

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Me

  
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DELAWICKED1 9/22/2009 9:58AM

    I have enjoy reading your previous posts. I "found" you a few months back when I joined Sparks. I too have been lazy and been making excuses about my exercise and eating.

What you wrote is the way I have felt lately. I do much better with a kick in the pants than anything else. Thanks for giving me another kick in the pants to get moving and working.

You are well on your way and I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress. You can do it.


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SNEAKYGREG 9/21/2009 8:18PM

    I laughed out loud at the fatman chewing through the fridge for fudge that is priceless. Welcome back and I will say glad to have ya

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SUNNY89 9/21/2009 7:00PM

    You have several wonderful comments here. I love them. They are very motivational. After reading your recent post I too felt compelled to say "Come on, You know what you need to do. I know you can finish what you started." I don't know you that well but I have followed along your posts for a while now and it would be real cool to see you at your weight loss finish line. So come on finish the race.

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MAUITN 9/21/2009 4:16PM

    I am reading your posts and depending on you to motivate and keep me pushing myself and to keep me honest about calories and exercise.

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TELERIE 9/21/2009 3:27PM

    I really liked the way your mind turned in this blog, and it's really time to GOYAAM (get off your ass and move). Pick up where you are in C25K or go for a bike ride, do some push ups, go for a hike. You have time and you can do it, and it'll make you feel SO GOOD!
There are times when we get so tired of always tracking and always being vigilant, and that's ok, just as long as we get back to it again eventually. Keep on keeping on and all that jazz. You know you are so worth it.

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MARYONAMISSION 9/21/2009 1:40PM

    You can do it!!! We are all cheering for you and confident that you can get back on track. Sometimes we all have to give ourselves a big, swift kick in the @ss to get it together. Sounds like you are there. Look forward to your nightly updates. I definitely think blogging daily will help at least for now. Plus if you don't I'm sure you'll get tons of emails demanding to know why there is no update. We, your loyal readers, are a rowdy, demanding bunch. Don't worry, if you are too tired we can give you the swift kick to the rump that you need. Good luck!
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MADZOE 9/21/2009 12:29PM

    Wow, okay so I wanted to respond, not really knowing you very well with a 'GET MOVING!' type comment, but then I was kinda timid because well I don't know you. But then I read Tam's comment, and well it gave me a shot of bravery.

I understand how you feel, and my greatest fear is that I'll get into onederland and decide that hey since that's the lowest I've been in 13 years, why not stop. WHY NOT??? Am i CRAZY???? Because thats so far from a healthy weight it's not funny, because I want to be able to go on vacation with my kids to sunny places and actually go swim with them without being embarrased, because I want to be healthy, because I want to be active, because I want to LIVE to see my kids grow up. That's WHY!

Having read many many many of your blogs I know you can do this, so with the greatest respect, I say to you GET MOVING! :)

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LAURIE5658 9/21/2009 12:13PM

    Tony, you do not have to run or ride the ike to get cario in! I know that running has been a problem for you because of the loose skin and I understand that. When I start to get weary of my running (for whatever reason) I simply start walking again and it lightens the load for me and I get rejuvinated. Tony, PLEASE do whatever you need to do in order to get the mojo back!!!!

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MOCOHOLO 9/21/2009 12:11PM

    Maybe you can focus on a smaller goal to get you going. I have 3.5 pounds to lose to get out of the 270s forever and that's what I've decided to focus on right now. The rest doesn't matter. I know I can lose 3.5 pounds because I've done it before and so I'm 100% committed to making that happen right now.

Whatever you decide, don't discount that heavy lifting manual labor. That totally counts as exercise. You're doing awesome and just need to stay positive!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/21/2009 11:39AM

    Maybe getting under 200 set your mind that the rest isn't as important. This is the real slippery slope.

You can do this and gather the "importance of you"

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DREENAMT 9/21/2009 11:25AM

    I think you are on the right track! My experience is that only when I get regular exercise do I actually get the benefit and WANT to do it. So you have to do it to want to do it. It's crazy. Maybe when your daughter is in preschool -- or maybe that's when you just need to take a deep breath! Maybe after she gets home you strap her in the jogging stroller and both get a change of scenery!!

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AINTSKEERD 9/21/2009 11:06AM

    '...now that I am down more than 200 pounds I am sliding other things into the more important slot and I am unsure that I am at a point where that should be the case just yet.' Allow me to give you the answer....NO!

Yo, Tony! No matter how important all of those other things seem, if you are not there to take care of them they won't get done. Take care of yourself FIRST! Do not get complacent. You do not have time in your life for that. Get a grip, my friend!
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JLDACQ 9/21/2009 11:06AM

    The desire to reach our goal weight is usually strongest in the beginning, and like you mentioned, it seemed to take a back seat as progress seemed easy.

I've been at this weight loss thing seriously since 2002. The first year, I lost 60 lbs, and I didn't even try hard, let alone exercise. But after that first 60, it became a lot of hard work to keep it off, never mind losing more.

It took another 4 years before I got the 2x4 across the head, and realized that I had to make it a priority again, and that's when I realized that this weight loss thing HAS to be a lifestyle change, and choice.

In the last 3 years, I've lost almost another 40, but it hasn't been without its ups and downs. This year alone, I've lost 15 so far, but it's been a while where the winter months don't make me lazy (and then I regain some of what I lost in the previous year).

If you really want to lose the weight, and to develop a healthy lifestyle, it's going to take time. And reaffirmations of not returning where you were over 2 years ago. And taking the steps to make sure you never do return there.

Keep going, don't stop, your thought processes aren't stinkin' thinkin', they're just a little confused right now. :-D

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Keep it simple stupid...and a weigh in

Friday, September 18, 2009


Today I weighed in to get a baseline number for my 25 pounds lost by Nov 11th challenge to myself and we came in at 340.2 pounds so up a whopping 10 pounds from my all time low weight of 330 pounds. I think this is important for me to get back into the swing of this whole weight loss thing, I say weight loss because in recent months I have more focused on the healthy part of it and stopped worrying so much about the actual raw weight and I need to get the weight moving downward again.

I have learned that I can eat like a normal person and not really gain too much weight, I have learned that I can exercise during the week and not feel like I am being forced to move, and I have learned that I was missing out on a lot when I was 500 plus pounds. I sometimes get asked how I do it, how do I stick to it day after day. all of the counting, measuring, balancing carbs/fat/protein/calories and my answer is simple, I do not over think any of this. what? no way you just use the K.I.S.S method and are having success! no way I say! indeed I am.

I receive emails from people periodically asking me things like "how many grams of fat do you allow yourself per day?" or "what ratio do you use for your fat/protein/carbs?" my answer is that I do not over complicate the process and what that means is that I do not count those things at all. At the core of it we are just another animal and the way I see it is if we just eat smart and balanced we can be healthy. the only thing that I limit is my calories, I can eat whatever I want throughout the day as long as it all adds up to roughly 1700 calories, if I want to eat 1700 calories worth of baked potatoes in a day so be it but it better not go over at least not too much over 1700 calories, now that is not how I do it, I mean I have never eaten 1700 calories worth of potatoes in a day...well maybe back a couple years ago I may have but now not so much, I try to eat a bit from each group per meal and call it a day. some days I am carb heavy, I figure on those days that its what my body needed for nourishment and then some days I may be heavy on the protein which the same conclusion gets made, I must have needed it that day.

Our bodies are amazing and can tell us a lot about what we need with cravings or with pain, I don't think that as we evolved there was a manual written with exact amounts of fuel for each particular task or movement and either we adhere to that or we shall all become gelatinous masses plopped along the planet. Every one of us is different and the same all at once, basically we all need roughly the same things to survive and remain healthy but there is no guide book to follow, no magical figure that will smite fat from our bones if followed to the letter. The way I feel about it is that we are merely another animal gracing the crust of this planet that we all call home and if we eat to live instead of living only to find the next best triple fudge brownie that we can all be healthy and less rotund. Eat lean meats eat veggies drink much and we are eating healthy its that simple, none of the over thinking is necessary, complicate things and they get difficult and soon we find ourselves giving it up..at least that is my experience with things. I will admit to eating a lot of whole foods and I drink green tea like no other but besides that it is really just counting calories, less in than I burn and that's that.

I have been thinking about the C25K program lately and how I never did finish it all of the way through, I was blasting through it and enjoying myself doing so and then got hurt and when I had recovered I had bought a bike and the "fun factor" of that over ruled the running but it is getting cooler out again and I have been itching to start the program back up. A few things to mention about why I stopped running, some dumb some legitimate and some just not a whole lot to it either way. I am not past the "fat guy" thing yet and what I mean is that I am still a fat guy ~ duh but what I mean is that when I was running I wore a compression shirt and that bothered me a bit, not comfort in the traditional sense but comfort in the way that it looked to me. I wore it under a tee shirt which was ok but when that was on my shirts looked odd to me but I ran anyways and as I was hounded on (you know who you are) to get running again the thought of wearing that shirt to stop the swaying of the looseness was not making me want to run. Now that it is getting cooler outside I can wear a hoodie when I run which will do a great job of hiding the sway, dumb reason I know but hey, when ya lose 200 pounds the skin is not as taught as one would like t to be and well yeah.

So there you have the random thoughts of none other than Me to ponder with your morning java, or hopefully tea! The start weight for my 25 pounds bt Nov 11th challenge will be set at 340 and I may start running again very soon as well, hitting the ground running this week to kick start me back into my groove and I will do my best to keep the posts on the blog in a daily fashion once again, weekends may be iffy (like always) but I will try and post tomorrow at some point again just to get a menu up. Thank you for following along and if you have made it to this point in the post you do deserve a drink of water so get on up and grab a glass as this post seems to have become a long one.

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Me

  
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CHARLOTTE1962 9/21/2009 10:54AM

    Thank you for all the wonderful insight you gave us in this blog.

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BILLALEX70 9/19/2009 10:46PM

    Keep up the hard work and the results will show!

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SUNNY89 9/19/2009 4:35PM

    Best of luck to you on your new 25 pound challenge as well as your desire to continue your C25K program. You will see even more great results. Thank you for sharing some of what has made your journey a success.

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DDOORN 9/18/2009 11:16PM

    I am a HUGE fan of this philosophy also: "I do not over complicate the process."

So much so that I don't even count calories or measure portions...! Too many unpleasant memories of doing that in the past. I *know* what I need to do...after all these years I have a good intuitive handle on this...no sugar or refined carbs, WAY more veggies than ever and some meat / dairy along with BOATLOADS of water.

I hear what you're saying re: running and jiggling...I feel very self-conscious also...to the point where I'll jog along when nobody's approaching, but as soon as someone comes along I'll go back to walking. Occasionally I'll keep jogging though as I am sometimes so AMAZED that I'm actually JOGGING and ENJOYING it and my self-consciousness shifts to the back burner.

Good to hear you're ramping up your efforts!

Don

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VEEJAY3 9/18/2009 10:27PM

    Kiss? Were you asking for a kiss?
Well, pucker up, fellah!
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SNEAKYGREG 9/18/2009 8:57PM

    I always like to keep things simple it makes life so much easier. Glad to hear you are gonna start running again, don't let tha self concious thing get in your way just get out there and run

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PINKCHEETAH175 9/18/2009 7:59PM

    I love your blogs...you are so motivational and real! I have to say that today you opened a whole can within myself...I have lost around 150lbs...and all summer been just floundering around...not gaining but not losing.... I only have about 50 - 75lbs left to lose and I am more than half way there so like you...got comfortable!...ugh....anyhow...I just realized that I also have a doc appt on November 11th and may just have to join your challange!!...heck...if you can do it...why can't I...thank you so much for the motivation and honesty...

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BIGGIRL2082010 9/18/2009 7:20PM

    I totally agree - keeping it simple is the ONLY way it's going to work for the long term. If I were to keep counting exactly the grams of each macro or micro-nutrient I eat every single day, I'd go bonkers. I guesstimate a lot of it, and right now I'm getting enough exercise that the occasional (or more frequent) indulgence isn't really making any difference on the scale. Eating well to maintain is FUN! :)

Have fun with that C25K thing - you're so gonna love doing your first 5k!

Cheers,
Maya


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SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/18/2009 2:16PM

    Another great post, good sir.

Something else people need to consider is that you can't fall in a groove. Then nothing is as effective as it once was. Changing stuff up periodically is another huge component.

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INAETERNUM 9/18/2009 1:03PM

    Keep it up! You've come so far and the KISS method really does work! I can't stand counting every single gram of everything I eat. I just make sure it's all balanced. I'm doing the c25k as well, its an awesome program. Go to it, Space Monkey!

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CATREBEL 9/18/2009 12:34PM

    Good luck getting started back running. The cooler temps do make it more tempting. Good luck also on your weight loss challenge. I think I will go get that drink of water now.
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MARYONAMISSION 9/18/2009 12:13PM

    Good luck on your challenge! We all know that if anyone can do it, it will be you.

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CINCYDORA 9/18/2009 11:35AM

    I'm glad you are getting back in the swing of things.

I agree with your KISS philosophy. I love to play with the macronutrient numbers and see how things are tracking over time. But when it comes down to what I choose to put in my mouth at a given moment, calories reign supreme. Aside from aiming for more fruits and veggies and focusing on whole foods, everything else is fun and games.

I understand you not wanting the wear the compression shirt but you might find that as you run for longer distances, it helps to have it on. I don't like sports bras but it really is easier to move if my clothing holds things in a bit. So I tend to wear one even if I'm exercising at home in my undies. I'm noticing the same thing about my belly as I lose weight. When I wear the baggy pants to exercise, things move a bit too much and it throws me off.

Best of luck as always. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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EUGENERUGOSA 9/18/2009 11:20AM

    Love the K.I.S.S. attitude. I can definitely apply that to myself. If I eat an unhealthy item (even if I am not over calories for the day) I tend to throw in the towel & ruin the rest of the day...

I am trying to get back on track & re-motivated as well.

Here's to a healthy, happy, full of activity fall for us both!!

Tricia

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PUCKYGIRL 9/18/2009 11:09AM

    You should be proud of the accomplishments that you have made. Not many people can do what you did. Trust me been there, done that, and probably have a tshirt. Losing weight is the hardest thing I think anyone can do and when you do it - it is something to be extremely happy and proud of. This time it is lifestyle changing and not just "Dieting". It is about nutrition and exercise. Keep up what you are doing and listen to your body it will tell you what it wants.

You are awesome. Keep it up.
Also Enjoy your blogs alot. Helps keep life in tact.
barb

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WENDYSPARKS 9/18/2009 10:30AM

    Hi to you Bozzz...I hope you are well. I wishing you the best of luck! Take it one day at a time. HUGS wendy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THECOOLESTSARAH 9/18/2009 10:29AM

    I need to get my running program going again, too. I look forward to hearing how yours goes!

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LUCKY-13 9/18/2009 10:18AM

    Good luck to you! You're doing a great job and I'm sure you're going to reach your goal weight. Sounds like you're doing some excellent evaluating. Keep up the good work!

Lucky

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Sticks and stones may break my bo....guts?

Thursday, September 17, 2009


12:20 am and since about 10:30 pm pain from these wonderful gallstones has kept me wiggling in my seat so I figured if I was up I could write an entry. I ate well today, my total calories came in at 1795 so 95 calories higher than my caloric limit and that is what I call on target, especially since I just tossed at least 1/3 of dinner into my septic system a couple of minutes ago, hmmmm can I deduct that from my calories for the day? probably not. I drank 1 gallon of green tea, one 12oz coke zero, and three 44 oz glasses of straight H2O throughout the day so I will say that I am properly hydrated. Where movement comes into play I did not do anything that I would call on purpose exercise but Wify and I did cut out 3 wild rosebushes that were overgrown all over the shed in my back yard, I took out a wasp nest with the lid to a bucket and some fast stomping action and cleared an area around the shed in prep for painting it before it gets too cold outside. Over all it was an on track day with a very busy morning which consisted of driving all over the state taking care of errands as an appetizer to the chopping of the bushes.

I have recommitted myself to this weight loss game in the past couple of days and am setting a goal of 25 pounds lost by Nov 11th which is the date that I see my doc next and I believe this to be an ambitions goal. I know that I am up in weight from my low weight of 330 pounds, just how much I am unsure of so this Friday I will do a weigh in post and use that number for my Nov 11th goal which is just over 3 pounds per week. I know that 3 pounds per week is a huge number but I think that I need to have something that seems impossible in front of me in order for me to conquer it.

This week I will resculpt my routine not out of stone this time but maybe into my arm so that I never forget that I need to stay on point with my new habits no matter how comfortable I am in my own skin. Staying in the groove that I have cut into my path is as important as drinking enough fluid or might I go as far as saying that it is as important as oxygen itself, because there was a point in my life when I was scared with every last bit of me that death was coming my way much earlier than it had to and because I fought back and beat it into the ground starting in Jan 2008 is no excuse to let up on the pressure just yet. Am I healthier than I was so many months ago? damn skippy I am, can I do things today that were merely thoughts and ideas a little more than a year ago? yes sir, and am I in a better place than I was back then? You betcha! so what the fuvk am I thinking when I let things slip just because I got a bit comfortable with where I am? From here on out I am back in that high gear and focusing on what I need to be pointed at because like I have said a multitude of times, I am NOT done with what I have started therefore I must get my $hit together again and get where I need to be where my health is concerned.

With that my gut has calmed enough for me to attempt to go lay down and almost an hour has passed since I started writing this post so I bid thee farewell until tomorrow.

Thanks for following along, keep on keepin on and all that.

As Ever
Me

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RONIJHAM 9/21/2009 1:18PM

    Hi! I happened upon your blogs and I just wanted to say, I hear you on the gall bladder pain! I had mine out in March, best decision ever! I heard a lot of stories about not being able to eat certain foods, but I have not run into that problem. Your blogs are very inspirational, thanks for sharing them! Take care!

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SQUIRRELLYMOM 9/18/2009 2:37AM

    Hope you get to feeling better really soon. You are far braver than me....I would have sprayed the wasps and run for the hills!!

Linda

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BIGGIRL2082010 9/17/2009 10:08PM

    Sounds like you do need to schedule that appointment to deal with them gallstones, huh? And you *stomped out* a wasps' nest? Brave man! :)

Hope you feel better soon!

Cheers,
Maya


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ALEXSGIRL1 9/17/2009 7:17PM

    you are an extremely motivational guy. sorry about your gall bladder. when you feel better get back to exercise.

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SCWEBER 9/17/2009 5:26PM

    Great job and thanks again for all the inspiration! Hope you get those gallstones taken care of soon.

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LAURIE5658 9/17/2009 1:53PM

    Botzzz, I am so happy that you are coming out of your hiatus and setting goals once again. We all need to take time to step back for a breather and it makes us fresh for that next run. I am here for you whenever you are ready to git r dun!!

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JLUVSHIKIN 9/17/2009 12:41PM

    Well done... sorry about loosing your calories though..

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DDOORN 9/17/2009 10:59AM

    Those gallstone pains are OH so awful! I remember well...! I had such a positive experience having my GB yanked that I can't recommend it highly enough! Although I've read about many folks who've had their eating preferences disturbed afterwards, within a few weeks I found myself able to eat pretty much everything I did before. Think it over...

Good to hear of your re-dedication too! I've been doing some soul-searching lately and thinking that it's time to DO something about this long, long plateau!

Not going "public" just yet with my plans as they are still in flux, but soon...

The whole "going public" thing with my goals is potent medicine...motivates the HECK outta me! :-)

Don

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AINTSKEERD 9/17/2009 10:24AM

    I have recently got myself back on track, too. Hmmm, having my plan on my arm-where I can see it all of the time? Definitely something to think about. emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 9/17/2009 9:59AM

    You're doing great. Your progress is amazing. As with any "long distance" event, sometimes you need to rest a bit before the final push. I have no doubt you can do it!

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WENDYSPARKS 9/17/2009 9:59AM

    You are doing great! Never give up! HUGS wendy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELFITZPA 9/17/2009 9:32AM

    It's so easy to get comfortable and satisfied with "better" rather than continuing to strive for our best, but I'm glad to see you moving ahead again!!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/17/2009 9:08AM

    This last little bit has been tough for me as well. I have been stuck in the 230's since Thanksgiving of last year. It is a bit frustrating. I think I may have slid back since our scale died. I am going to have to get some batteries on the way home.

ttyl

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MARATHONGIRL29 9/17/2009 9:07AM

    Thanks for getting back on the saddle. You are such a inspiration to me.


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1888MICHELLE 9/17/2009 8:26AM

    Good job!! Keep it up honey!!


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SKMINNY 9/17/2009 7:39AM

    i was considering giving up and quit what i started and then i found your post. its inspiring. thank you!

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MBVMFLUTIST 9/17/2009 6:26AM

    Love your idea to keep an "impossible" goal in your sight, knowing you you'll probably do it too! Way to get back on track!

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THECOOLESTSARAH 9/17/2009 1:44AM

    Hi friend,

I have missed you - and I am back on track now too, so you know where to find me. You know I always have your back. xoxo Sometimes this shizz is hard work.

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