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Into the 50's! dropped 8lbs this week, 456lbs and counting.

Friday, April 04, 2008


This 1998 Suzuki Marauder VZ800 weighs in at 456lbs

Day 94 weighing in and shouting from the roof tops.

I knew I was having a good week as far as the drop in weight goes because I check it through out the week, but I honestly did not expect a drop like I have this week, I got on the scale this morning and she whispered softly into my ear 456.4lbs, so I stepped off of the scale thinking "this surely is incorrect I shall try again" second time I step on it says 456.0 "hmmm" I think to myself, one more for the road, 456.6 "maybe its true" I think, let us try this again, 456.4lbs! wow I am excited, thats 8 lbs this week! 8lbs! now I am sick for the last 2 days does this have something to do with it? I don't know, honestly I don't care! 8lbs feels great, I went from 464 to 456 this week and thats awesome! (can you tell I am pleased?) so yeah...there it is...8lbs down this week.

Day ninety four went ok as far as the calories, I finally got in all 1500 of my calories for the day coming in at 1495 so thats cool, the throat is still sore and its raining this morning so I don't foresee a walk in my future. but thats ok, I need to wait until this sore throat passes before I try and push myself into going out and getting in a walk, or a workout indoors even.



Onto the menu for the day.

04/03/2008

Breakfast
7:45 AM
1 tbsp honey with green tea 60

8:30 AM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

Lunch
12:15 PM
1 can tuna 150
3 slices whole wheat bread 210
1 tbsp miracle whip 35

Dinner
6:00 PM
2 cups dads chicken soup 350
3/4 cup white rice 150

8:00 PM
1 pepperoni hot pocket 280
1 tbsp honey with green tea 60

Grand total of 1495 calories for the day, and did I mention 8lbs lost this week? I feel like shouting it from the rooftops, which is funny because its a drop in the bucket compared to what I still have left to do, but considering how much weight I have lost since Jan, it is definitely an accomplishment thus far. to recap, if we take the weight loss from Jan1st I am at 78lbs lost! woah! to say it it sounds like a lot! if we take my weight loss from Jan 22nd (the day I got my scale) its 56lbs, either one is a huge number at this point. and I am very happy with what I have done. Thank you for reading and following along with this, all of your support is greatly appreciated and you need to know that.

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MESACHICK 4/4/2008 3:18PM

  CONGRATULATIONS, Zeus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You so rock!!!!!!!!

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CATIATM 4/4/2008 10:49AM

    You are AMAZING!!!

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MRSHONEYC 4/4/2008 9:34AM

    LOOK AT YOU! You've lost a kid! You're doing a GREAT JOB. Keep up the good work and don't forget those strength exercises once you feel better!!!!
((HUGS))

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LADYWOLFE043 4/4/2008 9:11AM

    Yaaaayyyy!!! 8 pounds is AMAZING!! Way to go :)

Keep up the fantastic work, and I hope you feel better real soon.

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Day 93 waddya know...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Day 93

It was a day of much fruit and even more soup. I came in under calories for the day but I expected that because of the not feeling well, I woke up today (Thurs) and my throat is killing me, meh and it is beautiful outside, a perfect day for a walk, maybe I will go even though I am under the weather, that will be decided later.

Common sense dictates my decisions as of late where this new way of life is concerned. Yesterday I was reflecting on how I use to eat vs how I now eat, I use to eat a huge breakfast of whatever was closest and tastiest be it a huge bowl of cereal and what was left in the 2 liter of coke in the fridge or a couple pork chops from the night before dinner, and now most mornings I have a banana with peanut butter on it, or a couple of english muffins with tomato slices on them. now I am not saying that every morning I would eat like that, But there were mornings that it happened. then onto lunch then it would be a can of tuna and 4 or 5 slices of bread and enough Mayo to stop the blood from flowing to a Moose's heart, a 32 oz glass of whole milk and a couple handfuls of whatever potato chips happened to be in the kitchen, and now, on most day I eat a can of soup or that same can of tuna except I use 1 tbsp of Miracle whip and only 2 slices of bread and its whole wheat most times. Dinner would be 2 big pork chops, or 2 chicken breasts, or 3 thighs and it was all fried, a lot of times it was battered in bread crumbs and fried! mashed potatoes with a ton of butter on them went along for the ride and a veggie, let us not forget another 32 oz glass of whole milk. Now I eat a 4-6 oz portion of whatever meat we are having, and that is broiled most times, baked others, and 1 serving of white rice that is seasoned and a veggie, and the drink is either green tea or water. lets not forget all of the snacking that went on in between all of the meals, from cookies, to pretzels, right on up to anything that was there. when I compare the 2 styles of eating there is no wonder how I blew up to where I was when I began this in January. the thing about it is this, when I was working a manual labor job and basically busting my ass every day for 9-10 hours a day and lifting weights on top of that, eating like that didn't have the same effect as it did on a body that did not work as hard as it use to, and the problem was that I did not see that, I believe I was in denial for a long time that I was injured and basically not the same person that I was years earlier. I see said the blind man, and the rest is history and here we are.

Now that I got that off my chest.....onto the menu for day 93.

04/02/2008

Breakfast
8:30 AM
1 tbsp honey with green tea 60

9:00 AM
1 banana 105
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

11:00 AM
1 dannon lite yogurt 60

Lunch
2:30 PM
1 can progresso soup 120
1 cup white rice 200

Dinner
6:00 PM
2 cups dads chicken soup 350
3/4 cups white rice 150

8:00 PM
sugar free jello/fat free cool whip 60

8:30 PM
1 orange 85

Grand total of 1285 calories for the day, came in a little low and it was all soup or fruit, which I guess in not really bad but its all that I was able to eat without feeling worse than I already do because of whatever I have atm. my throat is killing me today but the warm green tea with honey seems to help so I have an excuse to drink gallons of it today ;)

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Me

  
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MESACHICK 4/3/2008 8:31PM

  Feel better, Zeus!!!

P.S. When I track a typical day of my calories previously consumed, I am always amazed that I am saving THOUSANDS of calories per week. The "blind" analogy...I'm going to remember that one!!

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MRSHONEYC 4/3/2008 5:19PM

    It is amazing! From the life of manual labor to that of a (basically) couch potato to learning and IMPLEMENTING a healthier lifestyle!
KUDOS to you!
~MrsHoneyC~ Team Leader, SPClass of January 6-12, 2008

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 4/3/2008 2:26PM

    This is just a "technical" diet question. You appear to have several servings of rice most days. Do you cook up a bunch and then just keep it in the fridge for when you need it or is there something different you do? Also, what type of rice do you eat?

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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.

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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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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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