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K.I.S.S. and I ain't talkin about Gene Simmons.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Watching the scale can drive me insane at times because I just don't understand what the hell is going on inside my body going off of the weights from day to day. Because of the bad food weekend that I had last week I have been on the scale every day just to watch the fluctuation and its been steadily going down since Monday and I was hoping to get back to that 315 pound mark by tomorrow and have been doing everything right as far as following my plan. Yesterday morning I weighed 316.2 pounds and that was the lowest point all week and for a Wednesday was a good weight and I thought that I should get below 315 by tomorrow with a 316 mid week, its how it usually works out but then this morning I get on and the scale said 318.4 pounds. Yes I know that fluctuation is fluctuation but I ate 1800 calories on the nose yesterday, went to the gym and got in 45 minutes of cardio half of it was bike riding at a good pace with the treadmill being a mild walk @3.2 mph 3.5% grade but how can that equate to an up?



This is not a race to get to a certain weight so I am not worried about it but man! I am going to chalk this one up to the health gods standing in the corner of the room looking at me with a shrug and a look on their faces like "ya shouldda passed on that grinder last weekend bub" but then again I may be premature with my conclusion and I will be lighter that I think tomorrow morning. Something else that I am thinking more about is the fact that my workouts at the gym have been pretty for lack of a better word intense and maybe I should be eating more on the days that I workout which is every day because I am working out harder now than I have during this whole process. An average of an hour of cardio per day along with weight lifting at least 3 days per week is what I do lately and that doesn't seem like too much to me at all and I feel that I could do more but don't because I run out of time but once upon a time 15 minutes on a stationary bike 4 times per week was doing the trick. I don't want to start over thinking things at this point so I won't, eat less move more has always been how I roll and I am down 219 pounds doing so and I am going to stay with that plan but its weeks like this one that I gotta wonder.

My plan from the beginning has always been to eat what I want to as long as I stay within a calorie range, drink lots of H2O and green tea while exercising daily or K.I.S.S Keep it simple stupid, and this is still the plan to a point. I try now to eat as many whole foods as I can without obsessing over it and the exercise has been kicked up a bit because I am less limited now by my weight and I still drink like a fish but basically I am doing the same thing that I was in the start of this. My goal is to get down to a healthy weight and live a long happy life and so far so good on the plan so getting hung up on an erratic week where the raw weight is concerned isn't gonna happen, and who knows, I may actually get a new low weight this week after all. I know that there is no way I could have gained 2 pounds from yesterday to today so maybe I am retaining something somewhere but again I am not going to over think it, wait am I over thinking it? I keep going back to that so um yeah I just gotta remember keep it simple stupid and let it go.



Whatever that scale tells me in the morning is what it is and that's all that it is which is the next week in a row of weeks that have lead me to this point in the process, wow say that 5 times fast. I am looking at 22 more days until my line in the sand will be stepped over and we see if I made that 300 pound mark by April 2nd and the closer it gets the more I think I will be close but no cigar on that number, to be found out still I suppose. Weight loss sure is a fickle bitch and sometimes it does what it likes no matter what we do to beat it into submission and then there are other times that it just falls off like dead leaves on an autumn tree but time and willpower proves the strongest beast in that fight so that's where my money is going.

Tomorrow we weigh in and that weight gets recorded, will it be a loss? perhaps a gain? maybe break even? oh my! you will have to check in with tomorrows post to find out where the next chapter of as the fat guy turns heads.

Until then make the best choices that you can, you owe it to yourself.

As Ever
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GOLDBERG73 3/12/2010 7:43AM

    Just came across you blog and checked out your awesome story! Very inspirational! Keep it up!

~Jason

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DDOORN 3/12/2010 6:08AM

    Yeah, that scale can be a tough taskmaster, but can't allow it to pull the plug from our motivation...way to STICK WITH IT! :-)

Don

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MIMI_B 3/11/2010 3:39PM

    love that acronym! Use it at work all the time! heehee

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EUGENERUGOSA 3/11/2010 3:09PM

    k.i.s.s. is a great motto & advice for every aspect of life..thanks for sharing it.

As to your weight..the scale can be a real bi?#*!h, but you are working hard & you will succeed, just maybe not on the exact day you hoped. Don't let it get you down!!!

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PSMITH3841 3/11/2010 2:41PM

    This is like one of those old fashion "cliff hangers"..I can't wait to hear how much you lost ! Good luck!

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MEGAMITENCHI 3/11/2010 2:03PM

    I can't wait!!!!! I'll be looking for that e-mail telling me you've written to let us know exactly how awesome this week was for you ^_^

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JCORYCMA 3/11/2010 1:07PM

    I've found that doing intervals -- sprinkling bursts of elevated intensity - throughout my workouts really budge the stubborn weight. My favorite is run/walk but I do it on the bike too like really increasing the resistance for 7 minutes. I can lose more by doing less overall total workout time - 30-45 min. of intervals than I do going a full hour of steady effort.
If you were a female you could just blame those flucuations on your hormones :)
Hang in there! The scale will apologize eventually.
Joanne

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KWENBEE 3/11/2010 1:00PM

    I am so glad other people have this issue. For those who say "stay off the scale"...not gonna happen with this chickie...I NEED that daily scale number to see if I am heading in the right direction. I can also tell you if that number goes up 2 pounds, it will take me DAYS to get back. My weight really doesn't fluctuate daily all that much unless I do something to MAKE it do that (like too much sodium...missing tracking something I ate, etc.) but there are times when it just....stops.....moving. It sits right at one weight hovering a pound/half pound like some beast with a mind of it's own and that is what it is doing to me right now.

This week I have done TONS of strength exercises and I think maybe my muscles are retaining water which will explain the lack of movement in the scale. I think the tape measure is definitely going to be my friend tomorrow.

One thing I read in an article recently...someone said that a scale is really only showing the earth's gravitational pull on your body...and that made me think..is THAT what causes the fluctuations sometimes? Is the moon aligned with Saturn or something? I mean, if our bodies are mostly water...and the moon affects tides and water levels, why CAN'T these fluctuations be related to the solar system???

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CODEMAULER 3/11/2010 12:45PM

    Human bodies are strange machines. Even with all the healthy habits and information, weird stuff can happen. I wouldn't get too hung up on it. It seems like just when you think you have it figured out, something changes!

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KAILIIA 3/11/2010 12:16PM

    I think you are right, weight loss is fickle but you've done well, you will continue to do well and that is what matters.

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NATALIE1964 3/11/2010 12:09PM

    Hurray for metabolism I feel ya...
We need to look at the big picture..
Where would you be if you'd never started this journey..
=^..^=

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VEMAN1 3/11/2010 12:04PM

    Definitely there with you Botz. This up and down, plateau thingy is a bear to watch let alone experience. I think the scale fluctuations are a main reason so many people give up. I know tomorrow will be lower for you. And like me, you may have to increase calorie intake to get lower. Consult the experts on this last comment. Keep rolling dude, you are an inspiration to so many people!

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CINCYDORA 3/11/2010 11:50AM

    I share your frustration. When my body does the opposite of what I expected, I try to keep a sense of humor about it. I dug dirt and hauled heavy bricks in the yard Sunday and Monday. Tuesday I took my weekly measurements and increased in every one, included 2 inches around my waist! Very frustrating but since I did everything write, I'm sure things will balance out in time.

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SOLSTICECHILD 3/11/2010 11:46AM

    I had to give up the scale for awhile. and focus on other things. The ups and downs drive me crazy and I can get obsessed.

Tomorrow will probably be fine - maybe even better than you hoped for!

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TINYC887 3/11/2010 11:45AM

    you sound like me, im the only one i now who gains 2 lbs over night even though i work out and eat healthy.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 3/11/2010 11:40AM

    Hey! though it's nice to see downward motion in between official weighins, it's frustrating! Stay off the scale during the week! I had to finally tell myself that while losing b/c it was flipping me out to see it a pound or 2 higher a few days after a good loss. You are doing fantastic, man! Are you tracking exercise and food on SP? Maybe it's time to adjust the calories in-you weight ALOT less now, so your burn is going to go down. However, for a guy, 1800 seems about the minimum from what I know.
Here's a big HUG!! Wish I could do it in real life-you are so amazing and I love getting my email notices for a new blog!!! Please, tell your wife to hug you for me!!!!

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CRIS76 3/11/2010 11:36AM

    Not knowing what is going on inside drives me insane as well. I mean - when it comes to making a decision of whether the gain is water retention, muscle, metabolism slowing because you didn't eat enough... there is no way of knowing - and not knowing is how I got into this position in the first place. I want to know.. I NEEEEED to know.. but there is no way of telling.

Good luck on the weigh in tomorrow :)

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JBMT08 3/11/2010 11:33AM

    I think it will be all good tomorrow! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 3/11/2010 11:15AM

    Yup, you gotta watch out for those health gods, they have a weird sense of humor emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 3/11/2010 11:13AM

    It will be all good tomorrow. If not, oh well, like you said it's not like you are in a rush. Take care!!

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Making choices.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Making my way through the week and looking for a new low number come Friday has been my focus for so long that I am starting to feel like this is my job. I don't mean the job that you wake up every morning and start loathing before the crust has even fallen out from the corners of your eyes but the kind of job that we wake up early because we can't wait to get started. This whole healthy living thing has become my purpose in a way, its like I have to prove to myself that I can do it again and again day after day so I wake up and start thinking about my meals and how my calories will play out throughout the day each end every day on the calendar. It use to be that waking up meant another day of struggling to move around comfortably and wondering when that time bomb in my chest was going to pop and that is quite different now that I chose to do something about my situation.

This morning I sat thinking about what I would do for exercise today, would it be business as usual and off to the gym for my 50 minutes of cardio on a machine? perhaps I would hike the 3 mile trail down the road from my house? Maybe a bike ride through the hills around the lake? Then I started thinking about my meals, would I have cereal for breakfast? perhaps today was an egg white omelet kind of day, or maybe I would make some steel cut oats and what of lunch? I am making Cornish game hens for dinner tonight whats that leave me for a calorie balance to use at lunch? I have a good idea of how my day will play out food wise as well as exercise and that was within the first 20 minutes of my day. Actually as I write this I am still unsure what I will do for exercise today but I am leaning towards the gym followed by that walk on the trail but I won't know until after I click publish and walk out the door.

My life is entirely different for the choices that I make each day where my diet and exercise is the subject matter and last night I was chatting with wify and I said to her that I wonder where I would be right now if I hadn't changed the path I was walking when I did. Truth is that I honestly believe that I would be either in a wide hole covered with turf and daisies or stuck in a bed that had some sort of reinforced frame underneath it wishing that I had the willpower to make a change in my habits. Finding myself at that impasse in my life when I did surely saved my life and has hopefully added many years to my existence on this planet.

I listen to people talk about how hard it is to lose weight or get started losing weight and I honestly start getting choked up because I totally understand how difficult it is to get that ball rolling and stick with it. I feel for those people because I was in those very shoes not so long ago and still am in a way because I am still a ways from being where I need to be with my health and honestly some days its like balancing on knifes edge with the staying on track. Making losing weight and getting healthy my goal in life is the key to my success thus far and I have to maintain my level of dedication and focus on the subject so that I will see this through to the end, I AM going to realize my fitness goals and I AM going to get where I need and want to with my health.

How are you going to make a change in your life today?

Fini

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PHERRERA79 3/12/2010 11:41AM

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I feel as you do - I struggle as you do and and I too must face the alternatives if I give up the struggle, the same as you. I plan to read your blog whenever I need inspiration and thanks again.

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GERAPTIKO 3/10/2010 11:58PM

    Thank you! what an inspiring post emoticon


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DDOORN 3/10/2010 11:29PM

    I've enjoyed getting back to cooking more since eating clean and healthy. Lately been on a dried bean kick making up different soups and hummus.

Hey, cranked out THREE rounds of cardio today...first time ever...!

Finally took the plunge and put in my order for my new bike...picking 'er up tomorrow...!

Don

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JCORYCMA 3/10/2010 9:54PM

    If anybody can achieve their goals it's YOU! And you've got the SP community rooting for ya! One question: did you always cook even before you started on your weight loss journey? I love my hubby but besides making a sandwich, he's kind of limited in culinary skills...
Joanne

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MEGAMITENCHI 3/10/2010 9:34PM

    Awesome as every!! I get choked up about weight loss and life dreams too. I like that you do, especially being a guy and all ^_^ I hope you had a great day!!!

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EUGENERUGOSA 3/10/2010 5:41PM

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JBMT08 3/10/2010 2:42PM

    I hope you went outside, since it is going to rain this weekend! I am so glad that you make all of these thoughtful blog posts. You always have me thinking in a new light! Thank you for being so vocal in your daily and weekly recounts of your metamorphasis!

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TRACIG22 3/10/2010 2:34PM

  I just joined and i have friends that are going to help me stay on top of my health and i will do the same for them, but my hardest thing to do along the way will be giving up sweets. Although it will be hard i will have support, so hopefully it makes it easier.

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SHRNGRD 3/10/2010 2:09PM

    OH boy do I remember having such a hard time getting started. I'm not going to lie, there are still some of those days. But I actually get excited to go workout, and notice that I get crabby when i don't! Weird! I never thought i would say that.
I am making the change in my life today (that I battle with everyday) of making sure I make the right choices when going to a restaurant or someone's home for dinner. i.e. tonight: I'm going to the boyfriends house, we're bbq-ing porksteaks. Mmmm, a favorite. But I keep telling myself today to make sure I only take my 4oz. I'm supposed to and no more. I even went to get fresh veggies and fruit for desert and a side. Keepin' my fingers crossed I stick to it!!!

Have a good workout!!!

Sharon :o)

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PUMPKINFACE73 3/10/2010 1:34PM

    wanna go walking with me tonight??? we can do that route for that 5K we didnt get to do together last year...there is always this December and no time like now to start hitting the pavement...whatcha say?



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SWEETZMIX 3/10/2010 1:18PM

    Enjoy the workout. I say go for something outside b/c I heard rain is a coming! Plus it's super nice outside, well over here it is. I will be making a healthy choice today b/c i do not have lunch with me for work. So Subway it is, and I will plug the numbers in before I go and buy lunch. So I already know what I am getting! That

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PSMITH3841 3/10/2010 1:04PM

    WOW....I've made many changes since I started this journey...but, to answer your question...I'm going to need to think this through & make a plan....thanks for the inspiration!

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CHIZILLA 3/10/2010 12:48PM

    At first it did feel like a constant battle for me, like I was always at a crossroads between healthy and unhealthy, having to chose based on what I knew was right, now what I wanted.

Nowadays its more about the fact that I already choose a new lifestyle.

I was up at the cafeteria to get some grilled chicken (normally I ALWAYS have my lunch prepared, but I didn't get to the store yesterday). The dessert spread initially looked incredible, until I really looked and saw the hollow nutriontional value (even in the double chocolate brownie).

I guess at the end of the day, we all are learning to have different perspectives on not just food, but living.

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DCROCKETS 3/10/2010 12:44PM

    I would opt for the hike on the trail. Just me. I love the peace I get from being outdoors. I am with SIMPLE_TAILOR, I would like to see some pics of that dinner. Sounds good. I understand what you mean about your heart breaking for those trying to decide what to do with their life. It seems like yesterday I was in those same shoes. Thanks for the inspiring blog.

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ASHARON 3/10/2010 12:38PM

    We make choices each and every day - some for the good and some for the bad.
Today I choose good things for me. I tell myself that each and every morning. It helps to get the day started off with the right attitude.

Thank you for these great blogs...them seem to come just when I need a pick me up.


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NEED2BTHIN4ME 3/10/2010 12:29PM

    You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for your blogs and for all your ability to put into words what many of us feel.

Today I made a change with no snacking in the automobile. Then I got back on track at the gym with a great run. Which then motivated me to eat clean and healthy for the day! One small step deserves another and another....

Jodie

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HAPPYSOUL91 3/10/2010 12:28PM

    I think it is hard to start, hard to continue and hard to stay there.
Health plans are simple not easy but that being said I feel that pushing ahead is the most important part, so today I will go to the gym after work, no sugar or white flour.


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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/10/2010 12:18PM

    Hope you enjoyed the workout, whichever you chose . . . Wait, this is BOTZZZ. Of course you enjoyed the workout.

Hope to see a picture of the cornish hens tomorrow. I have never had, let alone fixed, so I am curious about them.

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WHOVIANPRINCESS 3/10/2010 12:14PM

    I am making space in my tight knit schedule for the day to get exercise in regardless. And a good workout, whole workout, as I planned before I knew what today would hold.

It is amazing that you feel so excited to get out there and enjoy the strength you are gaining. You are awesome!

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WHOVIANPRINCESS 3/10/2010 12:13PM

    I am making space in my tight knit schedule for the day to get exercise in regardless. And a good workout, whole workout, as I planned before I knew what today would hold.

It is amazing that you feel so excited to get out there and enjoy the strength you are gaining. You are awesome!

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Skinny doesn't always mean thin.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


With the weather getting nice I am running into an uncomfortable situation with my clothing, ya see the top of me is a comfortable 2xl and where my gut use to be comes in at a 3xl so finding clothes that look decent is becoming a task. I have one shirt that fits me perfectly and the rest look god awful or too tight which I guess equates to god awful and now that its warm out I will be forced into wearing shirts that are too big up top or too small down below and this is bugging the $hit out of me and its only the first week of warm weather! I loved this fall and winter because I don't look half bad in my hoodie as it hides the loose skin issue that I am seeing, I mean don't get me wrong it looks better than the filled out gut but man I'm tellin ya. The thing about it is that I CAN see that its shrinking up somewhat but I am losing weight faster than it shrinks so I am left with a gut that looks bigger than it is because of the skin.



This week its been in the high 50's outside and I am finding that nothing I own for shirts fits! I have some 3xl Adidas tee shirts that I bought in the beginning of the winter and they are loose now so look bad and everything else that I own is either 3xlt or 4xl and well yeah. I have a Reebok sweatshirt that fits me good and I have been using it at the gym over my tee shirts but it will be way too warm for that soon and I will be stuck, whats a guy to do? This is a very frustrating situation for me because there is no amount of work that I can put in and change it, I am stuck with this until it either shrinks and tightens up some or I get a surgery down the line and either one of those is a wait kind of thing so nothing that will be fixed in my immediate future.



Part of my plan is to bulk back up some by weight lifting to help fill in some of the shar pei effect that I have going on but again that's something that will take some time. I am starting to see results with the weights and I have mentioned in earlier posts that my chest and arms are starting to show some definition through the skin but I think that I am going to have to get a lot bigger for it to make a real difference. Lifting weights and getting some of my bulk back has always been the plan and I am looking forward to getting in some serious lifting as I don't really consider what I am currently doing serious as much as base building and getting my muscles back into a routine so that when it is time to start serious lifting I am ready. My legs are actually huge right now muscle wise and its no wonder with carrying 500 plus pounds around for all of that time but in all honesty the bike riding and weight lifting that I have been doing on my legs has got to be making a difference also because when I say my legs are big I mean there is definition there that almost makes them not match the loose skin on the rest of my body.

Since I mentioned my legs I will mention my jeans and how they fit, I currently have a few pairs of 42 waist jeans that I wear BUT they are seriously loose on me and without a belt they will fall down with my first step. I have a size 44 belt that I have punched 3 holes in so far so that I can keep using it and I need to punch one in it now because its getting loose again so I am not really sure what size jeans I should be wearing but I am less concerned with that because I wear my jeans loose and the belt cinched up takes care of them falling down. I mention my pants because they are going down in size faster than my shirts and I figure that's because of the skin on my upper body (belly) area and I wear my jeans lower than I probably should (always have) but it is an indication that I am getting smaller either way and my gut is forcing me to wear super big shirts or suffer tight ones.



So you see my predicament right now with the weather warming and not being able to find something that fits properly. I stopped by the local Big and Fat shop over the weekend and tried on a few shirts in different brands and they either fit perfectly on top and were tight on the bottom or fit on the bottom and were very loose on top so I passed on all of them. I can't see buying an off branded shirt for $20 that doesn't fit right and that $20 was the sale price! when I have a whole closet of shirts that don't quite fit right at home. I have 3 of the same Adidas shirts because when I bought them they fit perfect for the size I was when I purchased them and I am on the lookout for the next shirt that fits so that I can buy 3 or 4 of them again but this time around its proving harder than it has been in the past.

More of a talking out loud, or typing out loud if you will kind of post today because of this problem that's coming on strong lately and it is directly related to my weight loss so I thought I would share. I can't exactly go through the summer in a hoodie or sweatshirt and it is what it is but man I tell ya its more frustrating that I wanted to believe it would be when I first started thinking about the fact that it would eventually be a reality for me. This will work itself out because there is nothing else that can happen so no point in stressing over it too much, but that doesn't mean that I won't be frustrated with it because imagine busting ass as hard as I am to eat right and exercise every day and not being able to see the results as strongly as they are felt which Isuppose could be called a Vain look at it but it is what it is.

I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin and right now with this new issue of nothing fitting and the weather warming up its whats on my mind.

Thats all I got.

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Me

  
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FAWN-MARIE 3/10/2010 3:52PM

    Have you considered alterations? It would not be much for a sewing handy person to adjust to top of a larger shirt for you. Most basic ones anyway. You may be surprised at how reasonable it could be cost wise too.

We do not have to take clothing just the way they are off the shelf. Too often we beat ourselves up because we don't fit the cloths, when the truth is that the cloths don't fit us.

Just a thought to help this summer be more comfortable.

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HAPPYSOUL91 3/10/2010 12:18PM

    Your struggles are my struggles. Clothes are a problem where the top is smaller than the middle. Think tailor!

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MSNICHOLS39 3/10/2010 8:08AM

    I am concerned about saggy skin in the future. Nice to hear someone blog about it. I am already wrapping my mind around the possibility of future surgery.
Andrea

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DDOORN 3/9/2010 11:10PM

    Yeah, my 38's are a bit snug around all that belly skin, but my legs look like a scarecrow's with all the slack flapping around...! VERY hard to find any pants that fit top to bottom.

Don

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SOLSTICECHILD 3/9/2010 8:06PM

    With me it's pants. My stomach is several sizes larger than my legs - but I can get away with skirts.

Have a few shirts altered. You've come so far you really deserve the special treatment!

Congrats on all the amazing progress!

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TINYC887 3/9/2010 4:54PM

    how about having a few altered by a tailor, will cost some but might be cheaper right now then buying new ones, especially with the fact that you are still losing weight.

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JLUVSHIKIN 3/9/2010 1:20PM

    One of my first thoughts was the same as MEGAMITENCHI's. why not tailor a few of your shirts? yes, it is an expense but as it has been mentioned... it is obviously important to you., how your clothes do or do not fit.
Just a thought.


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DIASTER 3/9/2010 1:19PM

  How about getting some cheap t-shirts at k-mart etc. the tops may shrink a bit and its easy to stretch out the belly area. Just until the tummy tightens by the end of summer you can get some really sharp looking ones at the end of summer sales.
You are doing so well, and I thank you for being so honest about your slight overtasting of items you really are one of us.

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DIASTER 3/9/2010 1:19PM

  How about getting some cheap t-shirts at k-mart etc. the tops may shrink a bit and its easy to stretch out the belly area. Just until the tummy tightens by the end of summer you can get some really sharp looking ones at the end of summer sales.
You are doing so well, and I thank you for being so honest about your slight overtasting of items you really are one of us.

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DIASTER 3/9/2010 1:19PM

  How about getting some cheap t-shirts at k-mart etc. the tops may shrink a bit and its easy to stretch out the belly area. Just until the tummy tightens by the end of summer you can get some really sharp looking ones at the end of summer sales.
You are doing so well, and I thank you for being so honest about your slight overtasting of items you really are one of us.

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KWENBEE 3/9/2010 1:07PM

    Actually, I do think they make a version of Spanks for men..they are lightweight and should hold the loose skin at bay...I believe it is what the contestants on the Biggest Loser use for finale night. I know that the guy who won last year was just on The Doctor's and he showed how much loose skin he had (I always wondered about that for the contestants on that show). When he pulled up his shirt, he had on some sort of tighter undergarment that looked like Spanks...it could have been formfitting Under Armour though. It's worth a shot!

I also agree about getting shirts taken in...if you know someone who sews, talk to them about maybe doing that for you for a little while.

I, too, have bought smaller clothes at Goodwill recently...I know I will drop another size, but needed clothes NOW....so that's where I went...they actually have stuff with tags still on them in there for really cheap!!!

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PUMPKINFACE73 3/9/2010 1:05PM

    Have I said to you lately how proud I am of you... emoticon

When ever I was in between sizes I would hit the local Goodwill, they have a little bit of everything and maybe you can find a few shirts for a good price. I was just at the one in my town last night...I will keep my eyes open for stuff for you...check it out next time you are near one..

Bea

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/9/2010 12:32PM

    A suggestion might be a compression shirt under the t's. It might give you what you and then you can be in the 2XL. The problem with that is that over the summer, it will probably be pretty warm and not much different than wearing a hoodie, but it should get you through the spring.

Just a thought.

ttyl

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VEMAN1 3/9/2010 12:12PM

    Congratulations on loosing an X! That is a serious accomplishment. I am with you on this buddy. My wife has threatened me when I wear my jeans. She says they look like I am wearing a diaper in the back. And the belt thing, well don't bend over very often or the jeans will literally fall to the floor! At least everybody gets a good laugh unless you are commando that day. Although my weight has not dropped this week; my man boobs are almost gone. Keep going this year is definitely yours!

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MEGAMITENCHI 3/9/2010 11:13AM

    I do have a suggestion, and since the whole fit thing is getting to you enough to write a whole blog on it, it must be important to you! Go to a tailor and have them altered ^_^ Obviously having your entire wardrobe done would be expensive and probably excessive, take the time to think about what you wear, what clothes you own that you really like, and just do it. The clothing industry sucks, yes it's better when your are way skinner, but even smaller clothes can suck because no two bodies are made the same way! That is why a good tailor is your best friend. The bit of money is worth it if you feel better about what you are wearing. It's psychology, but it's true. emoticon You can do it!!!

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PUCKYGIRL 3/9/2010 10:38AM

    I have the same problem with my arms. Can't wear anything sleeveless for summer. But I guess all in all this is a good "issue" to have. Keep up the good work, you will get it toned. Patience is a virtue and all that. Look how far you have come!


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JBMT08 3/9/2010 10:22AM

    I know that what you are going through must be truly annoying, but wouldnt you rather have this problem than not being able to move around?? CONGRATS on having to go shopping again!!

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TERJEGOLD 3/9/2010 10:19AM

    I love your honestly, the fact that you DO see the benefits and improvements but also see some :issues". The belly skin issue is a huge one because we always see that part of ourselves. Under Armour that is snug might be of help in controlling the wandering skin. At any rate, remember to congratulate yourself for the tremendous weight loss.

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_RAMONA 3/9/2010 10:10AM

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

As ever,
Me, too.

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RESIPSA99 3/9/2010 9:57AM

    Extremely frustrating. What about wearing a pair of spandex shorts underneath or some other undergarment that will hold in the loose skin? Don't think it would be fantastic when working out, but if you want to have a nice shirt for going out, it might help. Just a thought. We women have all sorts of wonderful undergarments to smooth out the lumps and bumps...not sure what's available for men.

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DIFROMWYOMING 3/9/2010 9:53AM

    I am totally THERE with you on this one! Same issues, same frustration. Spending a fortune in clothing because my job requires I look decent at work, but man oh man is this not fun. Same shar pei issues going on here, too...but I can also see some definition and muscles developing and I try to focus on that. Who knew THIS would be a problem. Reality check for me: I know I can LIVE with this problem..while I am not so sure I could have LIVED with all the weight back on...so I'm going to take that for today. Thanks for saying what we're all feeling!

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MADTOWNBUDDHA 3/9/2010 9:40AM

    Thank you brother - I'm not there yet, but last week measurements had me seeing something similar - my chest, arms, legs all smaller, but my stomach bigger, a little bit more hanging low....I'm just gonna keep bangin', Ryan

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DENI47 3/9/2010 9:40AM

    Congratulations on your progress!

We all go through that size changing problem. I was lucky to have a number of Goodwill and thrift stores that I used to temporarily fill out my wardrobe. I also found myself doing laundry very often because of my limited wardrobe. Until it gets too warm, try layering a too tight under a too big. I cut the arms and neck of the big tees and layered them over a tight one. It disguised the tightness.

This will pass - soon you are going to be YOUR size and can get clothes that fit! Just hang in there and don't stress too much.

As for the shar-pei look, it will ease up. It took a while for my skin to catch up to the new size.

Good luck!

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Monday morning quarterback, the weekend in review.

Monday, March 08, 2010


This weekend did not go so well and I am unsure why, Let me start at Friday and we shall move forward from there. I did not take anything out of the freezer for dinner on Friday so when wify came home from work and asked what was for dinner I stated "Tuna melts?" as it was the only thing that did not need to be defrosted in the house and the look on her face told me it wasn't gonna happen. She said "How about Chinese food?" half joking with that I know that ain't happening look on her face and my reply was "I could do a chicken grinder from the pizza place if you wanted to order out?" and it was done. we ordered a small plain pie for the kids to split, she ordered a spinach calzone and I got a chicken parm grinder with peppers and onions on it and that would have been all well and good if I had eaten the grinder and nothing else for the remainder of the evening. My yummy grinder went down rather quickly and I ate a piece of crust thanks to my insane daughter that doesn't like the crust, I mean who doesn't like pizza crust? and I couldn't let it go to waste right? and then I had a taste of the spinach calzone as well, so much for being able to count the calories in the grinder eh? I also had some popcorn with a movie Friday night as well but no worries as I had made it to the gym and drank what I needed to so I put it down as a day of extra calories and that was that.



Saturday came around and my intake was perfect right up until dinner but I was kind of forced to do a light dinner because I ate heavy during the day. I ended up with 1800 calories after dinner but that wasn't counting the 3 marshmallows that I had eaten a little earlier up at the bon fire that I lit oh my! We had to do a dump run and I got rid of a bunch of junk from the basement and in the process ended up bring a lot of scrap wood back up to the fire pit in my yard and when I got back there noticed that there was a ton of wood that needed to be burned so a fire was lit and now my back yard is scrap free but it cost me a few marshmallows. Other than those tiny cylinders of puffed sugar goodness I did ok with calories but I didn't drink half as much as I should have for the day and I was up in weight that morning but come Sunday morning I was back down to 316 pounds so it went down as fluctuation.

Sunday I did drink enough but and this is the maybe too much info part of todays presentation so if you are currently eating read no further, you have been warned! I had a date with the porcelain throne late Sunday morning and the meeting lasted roughly 30 minutes and started out well enough besides the twist in my gut but before we were done we had filled the bathroom with solids, liquids and gasses and by last night my weight fluctuated up almost 9 pounds! I am assuming that after the performance in the bathroom and yes it was a performance with many encores that I was light on fluids so I am retaining every drop that went in yesterday. In addition to that I maybe did have a little more than I should have at dinner last night but that wasn't my fault! I swear! Ok maybe I did have a little to do with it, I made BBQ chicken out on the grill and as a side I tried my hand at some "spanish style rice and beans" which to me really didn't taste spanish at all but I do have to admit that it came out more than fantastic! everyone liked it and when I was making it I have to admit that I did a lot of tasting just to make sure it was um seasoned correctly, yeah lets go with that, and it was maybe the best rice that I have ever made in my entire life! I will post the recipe up in a later post. If I had not done all of the taste testing while it was cooking I would have been ok on calories but I know that I went over calories for sure.



Getting to the gym this weekend just was not going to happen between the dump run and the bonfire on Saturday and then Sunday was our bulk grocery shopping day so I just didn't have time to get out there. I did get out for a walk with wify and the kids Sunday, we walked along while the kids rode their bikes and that was relaxing as the weather has been more than awesome here we were in the high 50's all weekend and should have the same weather for a couple days so I may just get a bike ride into one of these days while its nice out. I am planning to get to the gym every day this week and my calories shall not go above 1700 all week unless I have a lifting day at the gym and then it only goes over by a whey shake, thats my story and I'm stickin to it.

There is something about the weather warming up that makes me want to hang out in the yard with a beer and a pizza but I am going to have to get past that feeling and keep pushing hard with my routine because getting under 300 pounds I am guessing will feel better than any pizza and beer taste. My fluctuation up yesterday has to be retaining fluids because there is no way that I consumed more than 31000 extra calories so I am not to worried about it and know that it will sort itself out in a few days if not sooner. I can't wait to see a new low come this Friday and am honestly excited about getting under 300 pounds, I mean who wouldn't when they started out above 500 right?

This is turning into a Novel of a post so I shall end it here for now, I may pop in later with another post on skin issues because its on my mind lately but maybe not either way this one is done. Thanks for reading along and thank you for the support that you guys leave me in the comments as they help a bunch, keep on keepin on and all that.

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JIMDAB 3/9/2010 7:25AM

    WEAKend? Just kidding. You do so well so much of the time!
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JCORYCMA 3/8/2010 10:46PM

    I can be perfect M-F, but come Saturdy I start to slip. I don't know why for sure. You've motivated me to conduct a little self analysis. I appreciate how you "come clean" when you know that you've been less than steller. Let's hope I can do the same! emoticon
Joanne

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DDOORN 3/8/2010 10:21PM

    There is something about those weekends...that's been my trouble spot lately. Then REALLY buckle down Mon through Weds. After weigh-in on Weds. I start relaxing on the food intake and the weekly cycle starts again...

Tough to bust outta that rut!

But just like you, I'm gonna keep at it!

Don

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PUCKYGIRL 3/8/2010 7:21PM

    Do you think it could be from the fluids you lost while you were sick? I was once told by a doctor that you lose weight when you have a cold or flu is all fluids. When you get to feeling better you get those fluids back and your body keeps them. So maybe you loss on Friday was from that and you never really had lose that much at that point. Just something to think about. But no matter what don't give up, you have come a long way baby!
Barb

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 3/8/2010 6:10PM

    "Momma said there'd be days like this .. my momma said .." lol

Or something like that! No worries, you're on track and you're gonna kick butt this week! Of course, now after reading your blog I'm fantasizing about pizza and marshmallows! lol

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/8/2010 4:34PM

    I couldn't imagine anyone putting away 31000 calories in a day. I think most people would explode.

Either way, I'm sure another day or two will get that scale straightened out.

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KAILIIA 3/8/2010 2:21PM

    I think you still have a great weekend - you lived you life and while things didn't go exactly as planned the effort was there!

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PSMITH3841 3/8/2010 2:01PM

    We all have those days that our good intentions seem to go to he** in a handbasket, but, the smart ones learn from those days...and you sir, are one of the smart ones...keep up the good work! emoticon

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CINCYDORA 3/8/2010 12:41PM

    I can identify with the lure of being lazy outdoors when the first signs of Spring come around. Fortunately my intense case of Spring Fever yesterday resulted in scrubbed floors, clean cars, and me with a pickax in the back yard building a retaining wall for a new bed. Very atypical.

Hope you have a great week and are able to get to the gym as planned. With all you are doing, I'm sure you will continue to trend in the right direction.

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SHRNGRD 3/8/2010 11:36AM

    I had an awful weekend myself, but just remember that today is a new day and we get to start fresh! :o) I indulged in WAY too much this weekend myself. UGH, it's amazing how it's so hard to hop on the wagon but so easy to hop off.



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DEREKCSIMMONS 3/8/2010 11:02AM

    Weekends are tough but good job that you were continuing to think it through!

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JBMT08 3/8/2010 10:55AM

    No worries about the "porcelain" stuff....we all go thru that. I always attribute that to my body "rejecting" what my mind wanted to eat. Good for you that you will be on track this week!!! YEAY for 50 degree weather!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 3/8/2010 10:47AM

    Weekends can have that impact on us. I find that as the weather gets nicer we get busier and these things kind of creep up on us. Thank you for the reminder that not only getting used to the lifestyle changes in general but also as the seasons change, new hurdles can occur! Wishing you continued success and I am excited for the recipe that you have raved about...always looking for new ways to have rice!

Enjoy the warmer weather!
Rhonda

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VEEJAY3 3/8/2010 10:41AM

    I recently read that instead of trying to fight bad habits we should just look for a replacement for them. So ... if warm weather makes you want to eat pizza and drink beer while hanging out in the yard, what would be a good substitute?

Last summer, when I was craving mojitos, I came up with a calorie-free version that involved mint, diet 7-up, and lots of lime.

Then again: pizza is pizza.
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SWEETZMIX 3/8/2010 10:29AM

    Of course there was TMI, but I read it anyway lol I agree with this nice weather, it really does brighten my mood. It really does make regular tasks, like grocery shopping better! We had rice and peas, well pigeon peas, yesterday spanish-Caribbean style. lol Now you made me want some rice and beans like mom!

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MEGAMITENCHI 3/8/2010 10:25AM

    I, too, did not have a good weekend. I didn't sleep well, I didn't eat well, and I didn't do much in the way of working out :P My leg finally feels better too, so there weren't any excuses!

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OLIVERNABBYSMOM 3/8/2010 10:15AM

    I had a rough weekend too so I totally get it. I guess we just have to keep plugging along and realize there are going to be a few days like that here and there. It's the getting back on track that really counts and not getting off too long or too often.

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Day 794 weigh in day and WOW!

Friday, March 05, 2010


I'm just going to get right to it today because I am more than happy with what the scale told me this morning. Last week I was 319.0lbs on the nose and this week I am down to 314.6lbs! that's a 4.4 pound drop this week folks! and it would appear that I am on a roll with more than 8 pounds lost in the last two weeks and of course a new low weight this week. I am down a total of 219 pounds now or 41.01% total body weight to date and both of those numbers are incredible to me as I can still remember day 1 like it was yesterday and how I felt like this was going to be the next attempt that didn't quite go the distance. I am a mere 40 pounds away from my initial goal of hitting 275 pounds and slightly less than 15 pounds from getting below that 300 pound mark and both of those figures don't seem so far away to me and I am pretty confident that I will get there sooner than later but more on that later, here are some images to show what I have lost and what weighs the same as me currently as well as a shot of the scale this morning.


My beautiful dogs standing on the scale this morning I still can't believe the drop this week!


This 1989 GSXR 250R weighs in at 315 pounds just like me.


MMA fighter Muhammed Lawal comes in at 219 pounds and is what I have lost to date.

I did get out to the gym yesterday if only for a short not very intense workout, it was more than I had done all week so it felt good. I rode the stationary bike for 20 minutes 90rpm on level 11 and then I walked for 10 minutes on the treadmill at 3.2mph on an incline of 3.5% and called it a day because I didn't want to push it and end up coughing as I am feeling better but not 100% just yet. The walk on the treadmill was so short partially because I was picking wify up from work so that we could get home early and take a walk so I did get that in as well. The walk was rather relaxed at the speed of a 4 year old pumping up hills on a training wheeled Dora the explorer bike but I jogged around my daughter as she rode and walked most of the just over a mile backwards, it was nice to get out with the kid and I can't wait for it to warm up some so that bike rides can come back into play.

I need to lose 3.75 pounds per week until April 2nd in order to hit that under 300 pounds goal by then, I have dropped 4 pounds two weeks in a row so I am not expecting another awesome week next week but stranger things have happened. A trip to the gym is in the plans for today but I will see how I feel later before I decide for sure, I do believe that if I keep my calories in check and get a couple workouts in this week and don't over do it before I am fully back to my normal self that I can have another good week and perhaps I will dip into single digits as in 309 pounds come next Friday. There I go again, mister ambitious and I know that would be a HUGE number for this week but pair the fact that I have missed the gym all week with the fact that I will feel much better in a couple days time (hopefully) and I have a feeling that I will be in full on bust ass mode all week.

Being within 15 pounds of getting under 300 pounds has put me in a more than great mood today and I am looking forward to next week already and I haven't even made it through today! Remember to get that H2O in and eat well because we are responsible for what we do or do not eat, we are the only one holding the controls when our daily decisions come into play and at the end of the day that person looking back at us in the mirror is the reason that we fail or succeed.

Thats all I got.

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Me

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 3/9/2010 9:40PM

    Somehow i got unsubscribed from your blogs and I have been wondering how the heck that weigh in went!!! I'm so happy for you! You are awesome!!! WOO-HOO!!!Read your skin issue blog,too. Guess that's an issue that has to be dealt with,huh? No ideas for you-but good luck in that area.

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CRIS76 3/8/2010 8:43AM

    Yet another great blog and congrats to you! You are doing fabulous!!!!

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SOLSTICECHILD 3/7/2010 9:50PM

    Great job! emoticon

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SOLSTICECHILD 3/7/2010 9:50PM

    Great job! emoticon

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GLORYTOGLORY 3/7/2010 12:22PM

  Congrats !!!! wohoo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 3/7/2010 10:52AM

    That is so fantastic emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/7/2010 3:12AM

    Amazing! emoticon

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DCROCKETS 3/6/2010 9:56PM

    Simply stunning! You rock BOTZZZ!!! emoticon

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JCORYCMA 3/6/2010 9:49AM

    I needed a dose of inspiration this morning and I came to the right place! The visuals are great. Makes it all the more AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing!
Joanne

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MICHELLENRGZED 3/6/2010 1:28AM

    Way to go on your loss! emoticon

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DDOORN 3/5/2010 11:53PM

    You're just ROCKIN'!

Knew those pounds were TOAST! :-)

Don

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AMBULATOR 3/5/2010 10:25PM

    Nice work.

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BARBARAROCKSIT 3/5/2010 8:01PM

    That's fabulous! emoticon

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ELYMWX 3/5/2010 7:55PM

    Awesome!

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Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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TIPPY211 3/5/2010 3:40PM

    FANTASTIC. You should definitely be proud of yourself. Good luck on your quest to be under 300

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JMERLAU 3/5/2010 2:38PM

    AWESOME!!!! Keep up that great work.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/5/2010 2:14PM

    Bottle some of that up and ship it my . . . wait, there it is. (gulps down some water).

Now if I can just figure how to kick my own arse.

Big kudos to you, my shrinking brother.

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JLUVSHIKIN 3/5/2010 2:09PM

    What a nice surprise for you! Congratulations and well done!

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KROLES55 3/5/2010 2:06PM

    WOW!!! You are such an inspiration....I am glad to follow you on your journey.

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RESIPSA99 3/5/2010 1:26PM

    Fantastic!! The stats of your progress are absolutely amazing - you can do it!!!

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 3/5/2010 12:15PM

    Yey!!! I was looking forward to your results today. I'm so glad you're right on track and the illness didn't hurt your numbers!! Congrats.

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TYME2LOSE3 3/5/2010 12:13PM

    Wow what an inspiration you are. Way to go on staying positive. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BURKEBRIZ 3/5/2010 12:04PM

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What an amazing story! Keep on keeping on!

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4MYBOYSANDSELF 3/5/2010 11:58AM

    Hooray! Keep up the great work! Thanks for continuing to inspire me...

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BILLALEX70 3/5/2010 11:54AM

    Bravo my quarter-ton brother!

Maybe you should come kick my ass into shape.

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DEBYC52 3/5/2010 11:44AM

    Great Job! you are awesome and I am so happy for you...love Deby from San Diego

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CATLADY52 3/5/2010 11:33AM

    emoticon and a great big emoticon, emoticon to you on your success. You are quite an inspiration.

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LADYROSE 3/5/2010 11:29AM

    ::runs around room screaming::

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!
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::breath::
>YAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAY!!

Congrats and whoo hoo and high five and all that happy stuff!

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PSMITH3841 3/5/2010 11:11AM

    Told Ya!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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CALGALFOX 3/5/2010 11:01AM

    Outstanding! I'm so pleased for your progress! It's amazing how much you've lost and how well you've stuck at this - go you!

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EOSAURORA84 3/5/2010 10:57AM

    you are such an inspiration to me with the weight that you have lost....
i am 14 pounds away from reaching my first goal and lately have been at a stand still, mostly becuase of what i keep putting in my mouth, hahaha..at least i know what is my prob....but i am working on that day by day.......
good luck and congrats on the continued weight loss

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    Congratulations on your continued success and losses. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FRANNIEDID 3/5/2010 10:31AM

    emoticonI love this blog, you are doing so well!

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VEMAN1 3/5/2010 10:17AM

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Keep that train rolling!

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CGPHILL 3/5/2010 10:10AM

  Amazing-what an accomplishment.

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AMYJO713 3/5/2010 10:09AM

    GREAT! GREAT! GREAT!

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RIPLEIGH_MICH 3/5/2010 10:02AM

    You are doing great. Congratulations!

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DAISES2 3/5/2010 10:01AM

    you are absolutly brilliant,great,great achievements.
i've missed you blogging your meals.please do them again

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JIMDAB 3/5/2010 10:00AM

    Great Going!
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JIMDAB 3/5/2010 10:00AM

    Great Going!
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ROWAN_MAPLE 3/5/2010 9:52AM

    Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments so far! You are a total inspiration. Your determination and strength are definitely things to be admired and strived for. Way to go! emoticon

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CODEMAULER 3/5/2010 9:43AM

    The goals are in sight! The goals are in sight! The goals are in sight!

What a great way to kick off a Friday. Thanks for putting that out there so we can all be thrilled with the results!

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MEGAMITENCHI 3/5/2010 9:41AM

    Sweet!!!!! You did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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