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Day 92 Down with the sickness

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Day 92 Down with the sickness

I am sick! Bah! my son was sick over the weekend, Friday to be exact, then on Sunday my daughter started showing signs of being sick, and Monday wifys turn, and yesterday I felt it coming on, woke up this morning I have a sore throat and just feel all around Yuck. I will be drinking my green tea hot today, and I will be using honey, I am going to try and keep the calories for the honey within my limits but it may turn out that I don't count it all because of the amount of tea I drink on a daily basis (which is at the least 1 gallon, going up to five quarts), we shall see how it goes. hmmm I wonder how many calories Brandy has in it ;)

The calories for the ninety second day came in low at 1255, mostly because I wasn't feeling well at the end of the night and just didn't feel like eating anything. hopefully that doesn't happen for today (Wednesday) this is the first time that I have been sick since starting this new way of living, and I mean actually sick, there have been days I didn't feel so good but this one well..sucks. I hope it doesn't affect the weight heading in a downward direction.

Today is looks like a beautiful day outside through the window, but the wind is gusting pretty hard, the guy in the plastic box says 40mph at times, if I were not feeling sick I would go for a walk today despite the wind, but being under the weather (no pun intended) it doesn't seem like a smart idea to go out for a walk in gusty weather. I am making chicken soup today so hopefully that will help with this scratchy throat, cough etc. the house will smell great in a few hours and I will be sipping soup by 5pm ;) here is the menu for day 92.

04/01/2008

Breakfast
9:15 AM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

Lunch
12:30 PM
3 hebrew national hotdog 135
3 slices whole wheat bread 210
relish 25

3:15 PM
1 orange 85

Dinner
6:00 PM
2 Gorton fish fillets 340
3/4 cup white rice 150
1 cup canned carrots 60
1 pat butter 35
ketchup 15

Grand total of 1255 calories for the first day of the fourth month, the intake was lower than it should have been but as I said I feel like crap and don't feel much like eating anything. to everyone that has been supportive and has taken the time to read my blog and offer support you have many thanks.

As Ever
Me

  
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MRSHONEYC 4/2/2008 10:10PM

    AAUGH! What I do if anyone around me is sick, getting sick or coughing etc is I take 1,000 mg vit c and 50 mcg zinc. I *RARELY* get sick and the rare times I do, it lasts an entire 12 hours or so! And the WORST 12 hours of my 'life', too!
Hope you're feeling better after you soup!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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MESACHICK 4/2/2008 1:31PM

  So sorry you are sick, Zeus!! Just take good care of yourself and let your body heal itself. I'd send you a Spark Goodie of green tea if I had enough points :-)

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CATIATM 4/2/2008 11:40AM

    Awww .. feel better!

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Day 85 and bullies

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Day 85

6:45 am and the children were screaming downstairs, My son to be more specific, at that hour their voices seem to be amplified by the silence of the rest of the world. thats about 30 minutes earlier than my alarm says I need to get up so its a bit annoying to be awoken that way, I mean what could a person have to scream about that early in the morning? this will have to be remedied as it is happening more often lately...Yawn, now I shall be sleepy all day.

I jumped on the scale as soon as I woke up, I am in a downward direction, but I can't help but feel that I would be much lower if I had not eaten the Easter dinners over the weekend, its gone and nothing can be done so no dwelling, but man, it make a fella realize how important staying on track is. "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." -Buddha- So no worries.

The intake for the eighty fifth day was pretty much on par with what I should be eating barring a Cadbury egg I had after dinner. I was well within calorie limits, coming in at 1405 total, I feel as if I have been neglecting my veggies lately, not really too bad but not as many veggies as I should be having, it shall be adjusted.

Random news story of the day, I saw a story on the news about a 15 year old kid named Billy Wolfe who is getting bullied so much that his parents are suing one of the bullies, she says that the school board is next on the list to get sued, they have some camera phone footage of the kid fighting another kid, and another of a fight on the school bus. I am unsure how I feel about the "suing" part of this story, I mean the school does have a responsibility to stop these sorts of things from happening, and the Bus company/dept of transportation needs to have control on their buses so maybe something needs to be done there, but sue the bully? the bullies parents need to be made aware I think and then at that point if the situation doesn't improve seek alternative measures. I can remember when I was a kid and was dealing with the whole getting called fat by some other kids in school, as you can guess this was very stressful on a kid and I didn't know exactly how to handle it. my father caught wind via a conversation he over heard and stepped in and his statement to me was "The next time he does it punch him in the face, I bet he stops" so the very next time the kid was laughing and carrying on for his buddies and said "hey fat boy" he got popped in the nose as hard as I could (which turned out to be enough to knock him down and bloody his nose) I would guess this to be 5th or 6th grade, and guess what? that kid never had another word to say to me about my weight, and neither did a lot of kids after that. I guess my point is that this world we live in has become a little too PC, I think this kid needs to grow a pair and whack one or two of these so called bullies in the mouth and see how that goes for him, its not like hes a small guy or anything, he was a decent sized kid. oh well..onto the menu lol

03/25/2008

Breakfast
8:45 AM
2 slicees whole wheat bread 140
4 slices turkey bacon 60
1 tspn miracle whip 35
2oz sliced tomato 10
less than 1oz lettuce 5

11:30 AM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

Lunch
1:15 PM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 tbsp miracle whip 35
3oz deli turkey 90

Dinner
6:15 PM
3 hebrew national hot dogs 135
3 slices lite rye bread 120
2 tbsp relish 40
1 oz Tings 160

6:45 PM
Cadbury Crème egg 150

8:30 PM
1 orange 85

Grand total of 1405 calories for the day, right on track and still chugging along. I am baking a chicken tonight so I see some of Dads chicken soup in my future, I have not eaten this much soup in my entire life I don't think. Thanks again for following along, you keep reading and I will keep posting!

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Me

  
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BECKYISHERE 3/29/2008 7:22AM

    You are so right! My youngest daugter gets picked on by one girl every day. The school does nothing her parents do nothing. I told her to just beat the crap out of her, just once. She hasn't done it, but the knowledge she can has made her more confident in dealing with this girl.

Becky

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MESACHICK 3/26/2008 9:09PM

  I LOVE IT. I know guys can do it...can women?? I would LOVE to smack some women for the things they say... :-)

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CATIATM 3/26/2008 8:13PM

    It's a tough one. In general, I think it's important to teach kids that violence is not the answer for everything. However, sometimes it is the answer for some things. Some people will just push until you push back. The trick is to know when to use which tactic.

I'm amazed that you maintain such a low calories intake. I get too hungry when I eat that little. Good for you for managing the hunger!

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MRSHONEYC 3/26/2008 6:55PM

    I always told my kids "Just turn around and walk away" and my husband always told them "Just beat the $hit out of them and they won't do it again!" but my kids listened to me more than hubby anyway. But, DS#1 got cornered in the bathroom one day and the kid hit his head against the wall, then commenced to beat him onto the floor. DS#1 got 'caught' retalliating and was suspended for 2 days for fighting when all he did was 'defend' himself. SUcks.
And, DS#2, well what can I say?!?! He's bi-polar, ADHD, ODD and was NOT a 'small' kid either. He's also anti-social, so the other kids who TRIED to bully him just quit because he didn't give them the satisfaction of crying or anything.
Maybe DH was right in telling them to fight. I don't know. I'm from a family of 5 girls, and WE certainly were NOT allowed to fight (outside the house, that is! HAHA)

I am WITH you on that NOISE so early in the morning! I am a "MissDon'tTalkToMeOrELSE!" type person first thing. DH is one whose feet don't hit the floor and he's got to be YAPPING! AND then he's got the TV on! Grrrr. But shreaking that early??? Nope, don't think so!

You are definitly keeping with good food choices! Even your Cadbury egg wasn't BAD because it's not like you ate an entire PACKAGE or anything!
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
((HUGS))

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MSLIZINCA 3/26/2008 5:07PM

    I agree. When my stepson was 11, there was one kid that was always bothering him. Mind you my stepson was not fat, and was a good looking kid, and an athlete. This kid just had it out for him. He father would not let him fight. So, one afternoon he walks in the door practically in tears because this kid was bothering him. His father was not home, so I said, "You have my permission to fight. I'll handle your father."

The next day, he walks in the door, pleased as could be. The kid bothered him, he wrestled him to the ground, pinned him, then walked away. The kid NEVER bothered him again.



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Down 6lbs! now 467 lbs!

Friday, March 21, 2008


This 2007 Yamaha Phazer weighs in at 467 lbs.

Day 80 weighing in

Well well well. here we have it, weigh in day is here again. last week I was 473 lbs. I lost in this week the same amount that I had lost in the last 2 weeks, I weighed in at 467.2 lbs this morning, so we shall call it 467 lbs, I have made it into the 60's! thats a 6lb loss for this week, I am very happy about that, yesterday I weighed in at 466.6 lbs in the afternoon, and I was up late last night we rented I am legend and watched it, so likely I am less that 467 but I won't argue with the scale.

over all everything is going well and I am feeling positive about this. I am 2 lb off of my goal to hit 465 by Easter, I would be willing to bet that by Sunday morning I will hit that goal. I will update you all if I do make it. I did have a cadbury creme egg last night, but only because I hit my original goal of 479 by easter, it was not as good as I thought it would be. don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it! lol. so i reset the goal to 465 by Easter, stay tuned for that one.




with that here is the menu.

03/19/2008

Breakfast
10:00 AM
2 fiber 1 whole wheat english muffins 200
2oz sliced tomato 10
1 tbsp miracle whip 35

Lunch
2:00 PM
1 can progresso soup 180
1 Zone perfect bar 210
crystal light 20

Dinner
6:30 PM
6oz light deli turkey 150
3 slices whole wheat bread 210
1.5 tbsp Miracle whip 50
1oz light restaurant style corn chips 90
1 tbsp salsa 5

7:15 PM
Cadbury Crème Egg 150

11:30 PM
1 tbsp butter 100
whole gang of popcorn 200

Grand total of 1610 calories for the day, I did go over by about 100, but I didn't count the popcorn and one of the stipulations of the creme eggs was that they would not count towards my daily caloric intake so I actually stayed below calories by those terms. BUT since I did eat it, I listed it in my intake. either way I earned the eggs dammit! lol

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Me

  
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MRSHONEYC 3/21/2008 8:15PM

    YEAAAAAAAAH to the 60's!!! Keep it up, you're doing GREAT!!!!

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SCHNOOGLES 3/21/2008 3:42PM

    I'm so proud of how well you're doing! You deserved that egg. I'm glad it didn't taste as good as you thought it would. LOL!

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MESACHICK 3/21/2008 12:30PM

  YOU GO, Zeus!!!!!!!!!!! How awesome you are!!!!!!!!!! I love the vehicle pics, by the way...I also love to go and lift the amount that I have lost. So far, for me, it is 64# and it is getting harder and harder to lift it! I think I will copy your idea... :-)

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CATIATM 3/21/2008 11:17AM

    Six pounds? That's terrific! You are displaying real dedication and commitment, and it's showing in your success. YOU ROCK!

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Day 73, weighing in, a small milestone and 4 lbs dropped

Friday, March 14, 2008

Day 73, weighing in and a small milestone

So, it seems that I get to be in a great mood today, my weight has dropped for the week by an amount that I am happy with. after the last couple weeks I set myself up for a 1lb loss being ok with me, and to my surprise I got that 1 lb loss plus some more. I weighed in at 473 this morning, thats a 4lb loss from last Friday. I think the fact that I have been going on walks each day at a faster pace because of bringing the stroller for my daughter instead of walking at her speed is making a difference. I don't want to speak too soon, but I am hoping that this rate stays and am thinking that maybe changing the exercise routine may be to blame, if it happens next week again I will say its so. until then I am happy with the 4lb loss and will still only expect a 1-2lb loss for next week.

You may be wondering what the milestone I mentioned in the title is, or maybe not. But if you are, it is the fact that I have Less than 200 lbs to go now! instead of 202lbs its 198lbs! this may seem insignificant but it is huge for the head and seeing a 1 as the front number makes a difference, its been sort of a silent goal for me. so all in all it is a good morning for me so far.

The menu for the 73rd day was average as far as the intake goes, I did eat a bigger than usual dinner but it was because I wanted to get more protein in so I stacked up on the chicken and pork that we had. it was leftover night because the refrigerator was accumulating lots of small plastic bowls and foil covered things. all in all it was good. I won't bore you with my intake any further, except of course besides posting the menu, so here it is.

03/13/2008

Breakfast
8:30 AM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95
1 boiled egg (beet egg) 75

9:15 AM
green tea w/2 tspn honey 40

11:00 AM
1 dannon light yogurt 60

Lunch
2:00 PM
1 can progresso turkey soup 160
1 boiled egg (beet egg) 75

4:15 PM
7oz chopped cantaloupe 65

Dinner
6:15 PM
5oz roast chicken breast 250
2oz pork chop 110
3/4 cup cooked white rice 150
1 cup mixed veggies (mostly corn) 60
1 pat butter 35

9:00 PM
1 cup 1% milk 110

Grand total of 1390 calories for the day, so right on my average of 1400ish I will keep this section short and just say Thanks for following, and again I want to thank the people that take the time to send me personal emails as well as all of your comments. I honestly believe its why I am able to stick to this regimen this time around.

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Me

  
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SCHNOOGLES 3/17/2008 6:05PM

    WHOO HOO! Doesn't it feel good to break that barrier?

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MIDNITE_LADY 3/17/2008 5:36PM

    Hi your doing great keep it up !! Good Luck this week

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MHARVESTD 3/17/2008 1:16PM

    That is an incredible milestone! I am sooo excited and happy to see your progress! Great work! :o)

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CHCATX 3/17/2008 12:11AM

    Great job on your WI and your goal. All goals are important and that is a pretty big one. Keep up the good work!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/15/2008 11:03PM

    It is a tremendous milestone. Keep it up and before you know it that one will go away as well.

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MRSHONEYC 3/14/2008 9:52PM

    OOOO! That IS a GREAT Milestone!!!! It's like when I went from the 200 to 198!!! I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!
((HUGS))

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MESACHICK 3/14/2008 8:54PM

  Absolutely AWESOME!!!! That is a great achievement. Do something nice for yourself today - you deserve it! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!

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CATIATM 3/14/2008 7:29PM

    That IS a milestone! Good for you!

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MOMMYOFTWINS3 3/14/2008 7:02PM

    No goal reached is insignificant. You should be proud of your accomplishment and your willingness to wake up everyday and choose a healthier lifestyle. That's something to be applauded.

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70 days in and lots of changes

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Day 70

"The beginning is the most important part of the work" -Plato- I heard that a long time ago and it makes more sense to me than it ever has, habits are formed and paths chosen are the most profitable for me where my health is concerned in the past couple of months. I was thinking about this last night, I went for a walk through the neighborhood with the whole family. as I walked I thought about just this past summer, a time that I was at a park that I had been going to since I was a child, my father made the suggestion that we walk past the barrier blocking the road to a bridge that has been closed since I was young, so we agreed and half way to the bridge my back was beginning to hurt (injury hurt) but what I didn't tell him or my wife was that I was just plain old getting tired too. so we turned around and walked back to a picnic bench, why I mention this is because that bridge is only 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the barrier where the car was parked and now I am walking more than a mile at a time and the only reason that I stop is because of my daughter having enough. so I do believe that the beginning IS the most important part of work. when I started writing this post today I didn't know how to start it so I just started typing and this came out. I can honestly say that I am physically stronger than I was just two and a half months ago.

Intake was good for the day other than I went over the 1500 mark by a few coming in at 1547 cals for the day. I ended up going to bed at 10:30 so I got a good amount of sleep last night yet I still feel tired from the weekend. as mentioned earlier in this post I did go for a walk last night, we ended up walking 1 mile, I didn't time it but it was a good pace, and came home and did 60 push ups and no stretches because it was after dinner and the family was here so we were doing other things. over all a pretty decent day. my weight this morning is higher than yesterday morning but thats just the normal fluctuation I believe so no worries, as long as its a loss by Friday I will be happy.

onto the menu

03/09/2008

Breakfast
8:00 AM
1.5 cups bran cereal 180
1 cup 1% milk 110

9:45 AM
1oz Vermont sharp cheddar 110
8 wheat ritz crackers 112

Lunch
12:15 PM
wheat bagel 110
1/2 oz philly cream cheese 50

2:30 PM
lean cuisine beef & chinese veggies 170
3/4 cup cooked white rice 150

Dinner
6:30 PM
1 can tuna 150
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 tbsp miracle whip 35
1 pat butter 35
1oz vermont sharp cheddar 110
crystal light 20

9:30 PM
1 small pear 65


Grand total of 1547 calories for the day, and something I find interesting i that I came in higher than yesterday but I feel good about the intake, because its better foods and spread evenly across the day so I feel like it was a healthier day. "All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it" -Samuel Butler- this will be my new way of looking at life. Thanks for following along with this thing that I started just 70 days ago.

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Me

  
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CATIATM 3/12/2008 11:18PM

    You are obviously making a lot of great choices these days. Yay! I'm impressed at how well you're eating and much exercise you're getting in, too. Keep up the great effort!

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SCHNOOGLES 3/12/2008 10:04PM

    Walking with the family! That's awesome!!!!! I'm really proud of you!

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MESACHICK 3/11/2008 8:48PM

  You are a rock star, Zeus!!! AWESOME!!!

I love your quotes, too.

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MRSHONEYC 3/11/2008 4:58PM

    It's just amazing how quickly the body learns to 'heal' itself and to strengthen itself! I'm so proud that you're walking WITH THE FAMILY! and not getting to the 'too tired' stage anymore! GOOD JOB!

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