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Nothing profound, nothing witty, just a pre-weigh in post.

Thursday, January 07, 2010


This week was an extremely strict one where the intake is concerned, I ate within my calorie range every day including the weekend which has been as of late a little bit loosey goosey when counting by the ounce. Making it to the gym has been priority one since the kiddos went back to school which is cool because that's my me time! and its what I need to do to keep the weight dropping. Drinking enough water and tea has never been a problem for me as I like water and I love green tea which means I am always hydrated, in fact as I type this I am on my 2nd giant mug of hot green tea because I forgot to brew the cold stuff last night, I do love my tea. Looking for a new low weight in the am because tomorrow is weigh in day for the blog, I have done an exceptional job this week with all aspects of eating good, exercise, sleep and staying hydrated and want it to reflect on the scale in the am.



Tomorrow is weigh in day and I am looking for a shiny new low weight for myself, will it be a motorcycle? perhaps a body builder? I never know what that "low weight" image will be! Todays post shall be short and sweet because I have a few things that I need to take care of this morning so that I can make it to the gym on time. Keep on keepin on and all that and make sure to pop in on me tomorrow to see the new low! yes I am predicting a new low even though Tuesday was the last time I got on the scale.

Thanks for following along and all that, now ask yourself "what have I done for my health today?".

As Ever
Me

  
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LADYSNOWFALL 1/7/2010 4:43PM

    Good Luck!

"What have I done for me today"? I went back to bed because I felt run down. I'm going to listen to my body and make it a "gentle" exercise day. I'll do some yoga, go for a walk, and run through the bootcamp video. I will truly treat this as more of a "rest" day before resuming c25k training tomorrow.

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THEBOOKBINDER 1/7/2010 3:33PM

    Hope your weigh in goes well for you!

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MEGAMITENCHI 1/7/2010 12:15PM

    Good luck!!! I can't wait for tomorrow's post! No matter how the scale turns, we're all still proud of you!
As for you question, off to do the 30 Day Shred today! Had to take two days off so I wouldn't hurt myself :P


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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/7/2010 11:30AM

    I will really be surprised if we don't see that new low. It sounds like this week has been picture perfect in the healthy lifestyle category.

I liked the NBA player. That was fantastic.

ttyl

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LIVINHEALTHY4 1/7/2010 11:15AM

    I know your weigh in will be a success! Looking forward to tomorrow!

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And now for MY health, I'm going to do the Boot Camp workout and jump on the elliptical machine!

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KNH771 1/7/2010 10:47AM

    Do you have a chart that has the different weight comparisons on them, or do you just look them up? I love that tool to visualize your weight loss.

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PUMPKINFACE73 1/7/2010 10:33AM

    Good luck with the weigh in tomorrow, I am excited to hear how you did.

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OLIVERNABBYSMOM 1/7/2010 10:02AM

    I'm guessing you're gonna have a good weigh in. But hang in there - even if it would be lower than you think - no doubt the rest will show the next time .... our bodies are strange things at times. Unique.

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MSNICHOLS39 1/7/2010 10:01AM

    Good Luck! emoticon

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PUCKYGIRL 1/7/2010 9:59AM

    Good luck in the morning the new weight loss is going to be outstanding. You can do it & will do it. You really are a true inspiration.
Take care.
Best wishes
Barb

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Tell me is it time to get down....

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Chugging right along this week I am feeling great about whats been done thus far, this is my off day from the gym but I may go anyways in an effort to push the weight down as far as I can by Friday. Something that I've noticed lately at the gym is the amount of people that are there when I am has more than doubled, I guess its all of the "new resolution" people hitting the gym and that's cool! but its making it harder to find a machine to work out on. The gym that I go to is a pretty good size with tons of machines so I say harder to find a machine but its more like find the machine that I am use to using, Yesterday I walk in and head to "my" bike and there is someone on it. The first thought in my head was "now doesn't she know that's MY bike for this time slot of the day?" I grinned at my thought and took the bike next to her and rode my ride. I found that the treadmill was the same story as I walked towards the part of the gym where I usually use the hamster wheel just about every single machine had someone on it, many of them fumbling with the controls and I thought about when I first joined the gym.



Its funny how when I walked in on my first day I felt like I didn't really belong and that all eyes were going to be on me and I can't help but to think many of the new faces in the gym are going through that same thing. Unsure of how to work the equipment, unsure of how to work the controls and trying to remember to wipe the machine down when they are done using it all while trying to stay focused on the mission at hand which is to get moving and lose some weight or get healthier. I expect the crowd to do a couple things in the coming weeks, I think it will thin out a bit as people learn what time of day works for them and adjust their schedule, I believe that some will lose their drive and simple stop coming and I think that a few of the new faces will become fixtures at that time of day as I have. The trainers are in full effect running around from person to person trying to sell their services and there seems to be more employees around in general showing people around the gym with the "tour" in an attempt to gain their patronage.

With this new atmosphere and wall to wall people Zeusmeatball strikes again with the singing aloud because of getting into the music a little too much, and this time its a doozy. About half way through my trot on the hamster wheel at an 11.5% incline Lo Fidelity all stars "Battleflag" which I just uploaded onto my mp3 comes through my ear buds and before I know it I am tapping on the treadmill in beat with the music. Lipping the words but no sound as I am working through the incline I can feel myself letting go of the fact that there are other people in my immediate vicinity and know that my head is moving to the music a bit now and there is a little more swagger in my stride to go with the song and then it happened. Loud and I am sure unexpected to all of the people around me I say "Tell me is it time to get down on your muthafudgin' knees" (I did not say Fudge!) and as quick as I said it I realized just like Ralphie did in "a Christmas story" when he dropped the lug nuts in the snow what I had said. Trying to look as natural as possible I glance to my left and the girl had ear phones on but when I looked to my right this girl was ear to ear smile looking right at me so I just shrugged at her and smiled back and kept going, she chuckled and again I think that its time to stop listening to the mp3 when I am on the treadmill.



Tuesday went pretty good over all, my calories were a bit higher than normal coming in at 1865 because I was really hungry in the am so I made myself a whey protein shake around 10:00am to keep that feeling away but otherwise was a text book menu. I drank 1.25 gallons of tea and just over 1 gallon of Straight H2O and did 20 minutes on the bike at the gym along with my incline workout on the treadmill. The incline workout is just 3.1 mph (for now) and starting at 3.5% incline increasing the incline by 2% every two minutes until I hit 11.5% and come back down by 2% every two minutes until I hit 3.5% again followed by a 2 minute cool down @2.5mph and finishing with a run @6.0 mph for as long as I can go.

My goal of 300 pounds by April 2nd is seeming less daunting to me lately and I am unsure why, Making that goal is what I am focusing on right now and because I have a target to shoot at it feels very attainable. Move more, eat less and apparently sing at the gym is what works for weight loss but I need to stop doing one of those three things else I become to someone "Sings on the treadmill guy" hey! its better than "fat dude on the treadmill" right?! and with that the end has come to the latest edition of as the fat guy turns, You may now return to your regularly scheduled program.

As Ever
Me

  
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OLIVERNABBYSMOM 1/7/2010 9:56AM

    You are the BEST. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. What a determination and inspiration you are. This is our YEAR!!!! I had to laugh cause I went into the workout room at work (small) first day back after the holidays and to my surprise, not one machine open. Luckily a lady was finishing up on "my" Eliptical haha ... but yesterday I wised up and went earlier than normal to avoid that problem. But you can tell it's a New Year. Sad to say that many will not hang in there till March and by summer the place will be empty. By then I don't care cause I like to go OUTSIDE and walk but it's definitely a new year and new people - some of whom will stay with it; many will not.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/7/2010 7:19AM

    Sing to your hearts content. If a line slips out every now and then, so be it. You get a laugh out of it with one of your gym mates and that is a good thing as well.

Keep it up. You rock!!

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SLMTRACE 1/6/2010 5:27PM

    That is the best movie ever, and I laughed till I had tears! Thanks for sharing that!
Hope you have a fantastic rest of your day and a great tomorrow!
Cheers!

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MSNICHOLS39 1/6/2010 5:13PM

    Free to be you and me, baby! Way to get me giggling at the computer!

Andrea emoticon

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LADYSNOWFALL 1/6/2010 1:56PM

    LOL! Singing on the treadmill, more, loudly blurting out inappropriate lyrics on the treadmill sounds like something I'd do! At least you were enjoying your time, right?

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SPARQUEE 1/6/2010 1:41PM

    I love your whole attitude. It is inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

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SHRNGRD 1/6/2010 12:00PM

    LOL! that's awesome! I know how you feel though. Some music just gets you a movin'!!! Good luck to your goal! You can do it! :o)

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HAPPYSOUL91 1/6/2010 11:48AM

    I agree that you will make your goal, but yea best stop the singing emoticon

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SKYEFYR 1/6/2010 10:22AM

  Botzzz, you are definitely going to make your goal!

I think it's funny you have "your" machines at the gym. Nice to see you playing nicely and sharing with the other kids though.

GO BOTZZZ!!!

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MEGAMITENCHI 1/6/2010 10:17AM

    Sounds to me like you had a pretty good time at the gym; even if people were on your machines ^_^

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PLUSTODOWNSIZE 1/6/2010 10:15AM

    I sometimes wonder if I have accidentally sang aloud to one of my songs on my MP3 at the gym. Some of the songs would surprise people...lol. But, whatever gets you moving! emoticon

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Fat bottomed girls they'll be riding today, So look out for those beauties oh yeah.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Looking out my window at the snow that seems to have been there forever I want to ride my bike, 3 inches of snow in the road and a foot in the yard the only thing that I want to do is take a ride around the lake. I got a set of bar ends for my bike for Christmas and while I was installing them my bike was looking at me from the corner of her eye begging me to hop on and ride her hard, but I have to turn her down for now because of the 100% chance of me ending up on my arse in the snow. Riding the bike at the gym though working some of the same muscles is not even close to a real ride and I don't know if its just because I have something new on the bike or if its that I truly miss it but it is calling to me. Soon enough the snow will melt and the leaves will return to the trees and the hilly road will be there again for me to enjoy, for now the gym will be my source of exercise and hopefully my strict rule of going daily will whittle me down to a smaller pilot and the length or intensity of my rides can go up come spring, I know it will.



The bike at the gym is a great tool for me, I can keep the leg muscles working in a familiar way so that when the time comes to get back on the mountain bike I will not feel like its been years since riding. I am able to change the intensity of my rides at the gym with the push of a button and I have been changing my ride each day just slightly enough so that its not the same over and over, I ride on level 11 and kick it up to 13 for one minute intervals maybe 3 or 4 times per ride and my distance has steadily been going up. This tells me a couple things, I am getting stronger because if I can bump the resistance up for small intervals and increase my distance then obviously I am improving. It also tells me that higher resistance doesn't effect me too much, its almost as if upping the resistance is making me work faster but not harder, I don't know how to explain it but when I do intervals I find it easier to ride, its almost like when I kick it back down to level 11 it feels easy and my cadence goes up slightly over all.



Monday was good for all aspects of this whole better health thang, I ate within my calories coming in at 1775 total calories and drank more than a gallon of Green tea and H2O. I made it to the gym and did 20 minutes on the bike doing intervals like I mentioned above followed by 40 minutes of weight lifting and a 20 minute trot on the treadmill. Sleep was on par but I was woke up at 6:30 am by my daughter sitting in my bed singing and blabbing to wify while she got dressed for work 7 hours is a decent enough nights sleep I suppose, at least my daughter will be in bed nice and early tonight from her early rise.

We're off to a good start this week all the way around so come Friday I am looking for a good drop in weight and hitting that 300 pound goal by April is starting to feel like I can do it. Whether you have 20 pounds to lose, 150 pounds to lose or like me more than 250 pounds to lose its up to you to do it, no one can do it for you and no one can make you do it. When I started off I looked at my weight loss and thought about how losing 100 pounds seemed impossible and here I am more than 200 pounds down so far and realistically I could probably drop 300 pounds total before all is said and done but that's a bridge to be crossed once I reach that first goal of 275 pounds. Walk, Run, bike whatever you choose just do it and do it for yourself because its the only thing that's going to work, hoping or wishing for better health and or weight loss just doesn't work, if it did I would have been a svelte version of who I am right now a long time ago.

I don't believe in Peter Pan, Frankenstein or Superman, All I wanna do is.....

As Ever
Me

  
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BETTY925 1/8/2010 1:31PM

    Great job! I'm impressed and excited that I, too, can do this! emoticon

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/8/2010 9:38AM

    Another great blog!

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WESTWIND19 1/6/2010 4:27PM

    I started to enjoy riding last spring even though I haven't been back on my bike since May, I will. I am in a cycling group fitness class and when I first started on a real bike I noticed a tremendous difference. That little bit of friction makes a huge diff with my ability to work the same amount of time. I recently purchased a bike stand thingie that is supposed to hold your front tire so you can ride your real bike as a stationary bike. When I can figure out the name and how well it works I will write ya back. Good Luck and I enjoy seeing your progress and reading your blog.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/6/2010 1:03PM

    You might want to talk to a trainer at the gym about that distance/resistance. They might be able to offer some thoughts.

Sounds like you are well on your way. I have to get everything going again. This week has been hectic (different job is throwing my schedule off).

To quote the immortal Larry The Cable Guy, I just gotta

Get 'er dun!

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ANTHONYF 1/6/2010 10:17AM

    Saw this article after reading your blog. Thought you might find it of interest.
Winter Bikes: Building the Perfect Beast - http://bit.ly/4vgEVG

best

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/5/2010 10:15PM

    Cheering for you!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 1/5/2010 8:21PM

    I was watching this show on the History channel about the history of sex, and the narrator mentioned that when women starting riding bikes, men protested. Apparantly, they feared that women would begin to prefer the feeling of the bicycle seat over ....

Anyhoo, I'm afraid of bikes, but I love cross training machines, ellipticals, and stair mills.

You're right about Superman. All my life I have yearned for someone to save me... like a doctor with a pill or a knife. It's hard work saving yourself, and you probably won't get your own TV show doing it. But at the end of the day, you can go to bed feeling like a winner. And that makes it all worth it.


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LADYSNOWFALL 1/5/2010 4:22PM

    When I saw the title of this post, I went "Wait! What? I'll be riding today?" LOL

You see, to those of us that are Equestriennes, "riding" always translates to horseback. And it took me a minute to realize you were referring to bike riding. I hadn't scrolled down far enough to see the picture of the high wheel you had posted.

Alas, my version of "riding" will have to wait for better weather. The rain has made the clay soil here all slippery and sloppy. And my property is too sloped for an arena. So, for safety's sake, much like you, I will have to wait for better weather. I guess I can dream about it while riding a stability ball instead.




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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 1/5/2010 2:45PM

    I really liked your Blog, and also your other Blogs. You write well and to the point. Thank you for sharing and spreading inspiration..

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 1/5/2010 12:57PM

    I have not been on a bike for probably close to 20 years! My weight has always kept me off the real thing. This month I hope to find a good used, cheap exercise bike to ride in the house while I watch tv so when i do get to a size that i can ride a real bike I will have worked my leg muscles enough so I will be able to ride.

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NATALIE1964 1/5/2010 12:26PM

    Just came to get my daily fix..
Hooked on Botzzz
Thanks!
Natalie

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SWEETZMIX 1/5/2010 11:30AM

    WERD!

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LAURIE5658 1/5/2010 11:15AM

    Botzzz, with all of your ike talk you have inspired me to get the bikes out come Spring. I did not ride that once last year. Sad, huh? Thank you!

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PATTIDGN 1/5/2010 11:11AM

    great blog, I use a recumpent bike and it is less stressful on the joints for me. no riding in the road for me, too many crazy drivers and obstructions!!!! emoticon

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MSNICHOLS39 1/5/2010 11:03AM

    ...fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round....

Now I want a bike. I live in GA and there's no snow here. I used to live in Maine up until 18 months ago, and I moved here to get out of the snow. I think I'm going to buy a bike soon. I feel like I'm too fat, and will look funny on one. Now I live out in the country so nobody will see me if I ride and I have good roads to ride on.

Thanks
Andrea emoticon

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GIANT-STEPS 1/5/2010 10:44AM

  Assume you have a mountain bike since you mention bar ends. Riding in the snow really isn't that bad. Knobbies usually work fine and if you do fall at least it is a bit softer.

Ice is another mater. Back before I had a car one time I crashed 3 times on ice on the way to work. One of the crashes bent a crankarm making it an expensive ride.

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LIVINHEALTHY4 1/5/2010 10:37AM

    Another great post!

"Whether you have 20 pounds to lose, 150 pounds to lose or like me more than 250 pounds to lose its up to you to do it, no one can do it for you and no one can make you do it."

Those are some fantastic words of wisdom. Although it was tough for me to read, it is the honest truth. Thanks for saying what needed to be said.

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MEGAMITENCHI 1/5/2010 10:22AM

    I miss getting to workout outside too! But warmer days will be here again, and when they are you'll be able to enjoy them that much more!!!

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HAPPYSOUL91 1/5/2010 10:12AM

    You said "Whether you have 20 pounds to lose, 150 pounds to lose or like me more than 250 pounds to lose its up to you to do it, no one can do it for you and no one can make you do it."

These are great words and you have proven them true

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OFFTOTHESHARKS 1/5/2010 9:59AM

    I havent been on a bike since I was 13 years old. I think I am going to pick it up again in the spring. I keep hearing good things.

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JCORYCMA 1/5/2010 9:23AM

    At the Y where I work out we have the bikes with the virtual programs you can ride along to. When I'm particularly inspired, I might go for a hilly coastal ride. If I'm a little less so, I'll ride around a Nascar track. I like to primarily run but the biking in between running days builds up my quads -- especially if I'm inspired...
Thanks for posting!
Joanne

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NAENAE1213 1/5/2010 9:22AM

    You are still doing so awesome!!
WOOHOO!!
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HALOSUN 1/5/2010 9:17AM

    Superb Queen reference haha. Your description of riding a bike is so detailed and passionate that it makes me want to give it a try (again). Nice post!

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Monday morning and a menu.

Monday, January 04, 2010


This week seems to be cruising on by and its only Monday, somehow knowing that I have done everything that I could over the weekend and my entire week as a whole is making me feel like I am going to have a very good week with the weight. Having posted that comparison picture in yesterdays post I looked at it and I said this before but I have to reiterate because I don't recognize the guy in the third picture quite fully just yet. I know that its me, I know what I have done and I know how different I feel but the visual is just not something that I am use to yet, I have been at many stages of health and different weights and I have not been this small since somewhere in my junior year in high school. I have also decided that that image will be the last one that I post on here until I hit my goal weight, so hopefully sometime in July or August I will be able to post a new one. That last statement gives you an idea of what I am shooting for as far as a time line with the weight. I figure that if I can get to 300 pounds by April 2nd that will be 36 pounds in 4 months and I will be within 25 pounds of my goal weight of 275lbs which will leave me 4 months if by July and 5 months if by August to get that last 25 off so it is a reasonable amount to shoot for.

I got a comment from someone saying that they miss me posting my menus so I thought that I would post up Sundays menu for your eyes. I haven't been keeping the menu as I use to, I still write everything down, I still count every calorie but I have been filling out my excel sheet short hand but it is something that I liked doing on here so I am going to try and post the menu up more often again, This is Sunday's menu and its 1665 total calories.

Breakfast
8:15 AM
2 cups honey combs 220
1 cup 1% milk 110

Lunch
12:00 PM
1 can low fat progresso clam chowder 220
1 multi-grain english muffin 100
1 whole tomato 30
smart balance spread 25

3:45 PM
1 apple 85

Dinner
5:45 PM
1 egg 3 whites 115
1/2 oz pepperoni 35
onion/peppers/jalapeno/tomato 50
2oz low fat cheddar cheese 90
6 slices turkey bacon 210
multi-grain english muffin 100
smart balance spread (sauteed on onions) 50

7:30 PM
1 apple 85
1.5 T peanut butter 140

Fluids
G-Tea 1.25 gallons
H2O 1 gallon

That is a pretty decent day and the omelet that Wify made me for dinner was very good but the day wasn't exactly 1665 calories like the spreadsheet says because I did have a bite of apple pie, I literally mean a bite off of a slice that the boss lady was eating I just couldn't resist! This week the kids return to school so I can get my trips to the gym back in order and all at the same time again which will be nice as I have been going when I can and that sometimes isn't the best thing because going in the evening for means that I will be up later from the energy boost that I seem to get after my workout. Good eats, good workouts and I had a new low weight last Friday, over all I am pleased with the last week or two of this whole get healthy thing, I am really gunning hard to reach under 300 pounds by April 2nd and with some hard work and discipline I should be able to get there.

A new week, a new year and hopefully come Friday we see a new low weight for me, Thanks for following along.

As Ever
Me

  
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SKYEFYR 1/4/2010 7:01PM

  Guess I'm not the only one who has problems with the evening boost of energy from exercising late in the day.

Glad to see you getting back into your habits. It's so much easier when we can get our routine back on track.

Good luck!

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HAPPYSOUL91 1/4/2010 4:06PM

    You are so organized, great food plan...you are a success

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ZIRCADIA 1/4/2010 3:12PM

    WOOHOO! :D Those new comparison photos ROCK. It's amazing how much of a difference you can see even with you wearing a bulky winter coat -- it's like... deflated on you now. :) hehe. Anyway. WOOT. I'm feeling very pumped and on track myself. :) I have a plan. Now it's go time!

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SPADIVA77 1/4/2010 2:27PM

    Having a plan is half the battle! Sending skinny vibes your way for a great weigh in this week!

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LADYSNOWFALL 1/4/2010 1:03PM

    I really enjoy your positive attitude! What a nice way to start off a Monday!




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THEBOOKBINDER 1/4/2010 12:36PM

    It all sounds so good.

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SWEETZMIX 1/4/2010 11:52AM

    Just letting you know I stopped by! And emoticon to the kiddos back at school BUT TO BE HONEST I was off from work too...sO BOO at the kids going back to school! lol

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MEGAMITENCHI 1/4/2010 9:53AM

    Reading how you don't recognize yourself is interesting. I've looked like this for so long, I can't imagine looking the way I did in High School when I was rowing. Will I recognize myself when I get back there? Makes me feel excited and nervous too!

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Comparison pictures 2 year 207 pound lost inside!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Its Sunday afternoon and the snow has been falling all day, we have up to 40 mph winds says the monkey in the plastic magic box and we are experiencing sub zero temperatures so I have been inside all day finding not much to do. Yesterday it was closer to 30 degrees so we took the chance to go outside and romp in the snow for about an hour and wify had brought the camera outside and snapped off a couple pictures. I was playing with the kids and ended up making a 7 foot tall snow angel because I was on a small hill and slid down while flapping, I thought it would be fun to take a photo from winter's 08 through 2010 and shop them next to one another for a compare shot. The first image is Jan 08 and I was 5 days into my lifestyle revamp the second image is late December 08 and the last one is from yesterday, and of course my wicked snow angel.


Winter 2008 to winter 2010 comparison shot, I still look at that last one and don't recognize the guy in the picture sometimes. these images are clickable for full sized views. Full sized clickable images can be seen on my blogspot @ zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/


My Giant snow angel.

I did very well with my intake yesterday coming in at 1700 calories on the button and I drank more than 2 gallons of tea and H2O. I did make it to the gym with Wify in lieu of the snow storm that we were having I did 20 minutes on my stationary bike and another 20 on the treadmill, we called it a day and headed home for a great dinner that I thought was going to be less than extraordinary. I made tuna with red onions and black pepper on toast with lettuce and I made sweet potato fries on the side, for whatever reason this meal was exactly what I needed because it was very tasty. By the end of the day I had enough calories left for a small bowl of airpopped popcorn with a movie which was cool as I have been craving it all weekend.

Over all its been a great holiday weekend and having Wify home for four days was nice, I stayed on track and ate only what I should have and got in some good exercise between the gym and all of the shoveling which I think I will go finish up as soon as I hit publish because it appears to have stopped falling from the sky for the time being. Thanks for reading along and remember kids, the decision is yours to make because no one forces you to stuff your face with $hit food and nobody is stopping you from exercising and please don't fool yourself with "I am too big to exercise" or "I just can't do it" You can and you are choosing not to, I told myself those things for far too long and it got me to 534 pounds and if I can exercise at 534 pounds those things start looking like just the next excuse.

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EAGLEVALLEYDE 1/6/2010 5:24PM

    Thanks for keeping it real - how fun to be there with your wify!!! You crack me up. :)

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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 1/5/2010 2:47PM

    You look Awesome!!!! That was a lot of Dedication... Truly you had your heart, soul, and mind into it all:) Good For You!!!

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TSABONIS 1/5/2010 9:17AM

    i was waiting for new pics ... kool ..

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SKYEFYR 1/4/2010 6:57PM

  Botzzz - YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!!!

Keep up the great work! I know I'm going to see you make your goal!

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THEBOOKBINDER 1/3/2010 11:41PM

    Love this Blog, such awesome progress.

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PUMPKINFACE73 1/3/2010 10:17PM

    Ilove making snow angels, the pictures are amazing, thnks for sharing...and just in case I havent told you in a while...you rock!!

Bea

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SLMTRACE 1/3/2010 8:14PM

    WOOOOwWWW!!! I love the photos and that snow angel is just awesome! Keep up the great work! oh and your tuna sandwhich sounds delish!! Have a great day!
Cheer,
Tracy

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BIGGIRL2082010 1/3/2010 6:20PM

    Liking that snow angel here! And hey, even 2008 looks way different from right now! Awesome!

Keep going, keep going!

Cheers,
Maya


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RACKETMOM 1/3/2010 5:26PM

    You are really COOL & so is your snow angel :)

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SUSIEMT 1/3/2010 4:39PM

    Picture this: (A Scale of Justice) On the right side side "I choose to exercise" on the left side "I choose to be fat" which will I choose?
Good on ya Botzzz!

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LADYZHERRA 1/3/2010 4:07PM

    Way to ROCK IT!

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NATALIE1964 1/3/2010 3:40PM

    You totally rock
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LAURIE5658 1/3/2010 3:39PM

    WOW!!! Botzzz, you NEVER cease to amaze me!!! The transformation to date is remarkable and this year will be the best YET!!!

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LADYSNOWFALL 1/3/2010 3:20PM

    Great job! Congrats!

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HAPPYCHICK4 1/3/2010 3:04PM

    You look amazing...good for you! emoticon

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 1/3/2010 2:53PM

    Thank you for sharing your success. I have more excuses than I there are calories in my fridge and cupboards. The bottom line is How badly do I want success?

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FRANRN76 1/3/2010 2:44PM

    Congrats!!!! You look awsome. Great job on the hard work. I am crossing my fingers that I can do the same.

Happy New YOU!!! Happy new YEARS!!!!

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