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Thursday, May 06, 2010


Heading into that place again, you know the one where being in my way will only get you one thing and its none too pleasant for the recipient because I have somehow become focused again. When I began down this road weighing more than 500 pounds I was very limited as to what I could do physically and was forced by my size to go at a pace dictated by the very thing that I was trying to get rid of. Now that my body has caught up with my mind I think that its time for the gray matter to dictate what happens, I have always done what I could with my workouts but rarely pushed myself further than a certain comfort zone for no real reason, but its time. I have as of late been creeping along at a slower than I would like it to be pace and am noticing that because I have some heavier than normal stress in my life lately I am slowing that pace further and I just can't let that be the case. I have come 225 pounds into a 267 pound journey and seeing it through to the end has got to be priority one for me because going in reverse cannot be an option.

There comes a time
In all our lives
You must sacrifice
Put you in the ground.
No falling.
No entry.
No forgiving.
Come on now, this is the...
Come on, I'm your enemy
Try to, try and step to me
What you gonna do
You can't pull me down....
~VOD~



There is something to be said for a motivated person and their chances of success versus that of someone that has not crossed that threshold into a frame of mind that allows them to understand what exactly is at stake. Letting the mental control the physical is the key and the curse all at once, if we let the mental tell us that we cannot complete a task then it will be the downfall of each of us, but if we force the mental to do what we need it to then it is what will drive us into success. Knowing that the mental part of everything that we do trumps anything physical is what will make tragic situations turn the other way and force a win in our favor and getting back to that is what I am forcing myself to do because I have eased back a tad bit too far as of late and I won't stand for it.

There was once a 534 pound guy that did not know what he could do in order to keep living in this world, he believed that a surgery was the only way that a smaller version of himself would exist and that was proven to be incorrect information. There is a 310 pound fella roaming around now unlimited, active, doing what he wants to do yet a task is left unfinished at this point, comfortable would be a good way to put it and I think that its time for him to feel some discomfort in the interest of forcing some results. It's time to punish myself physically and once and for all finish this damn thing correct like, I sat on the sidelines for far too long wishing that I could do something about the situation that I found myself in and now that I am able without risk of literally hand grenading my knees or heart its on.....

As Ever
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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/10/2010 12:06PM

    Another fantastic post

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AXISLADY 5/7/2010 3:38PM

    As always another awe inspiring blog from one of my favorite writers.

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BELFASTBIKER 5/7/2010 7:05AM

    Your results are STAGGERING. :)

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IRMANATOR 5/7/2010 6:48AM

    I love your blogs, they always motivate me and it is time for me to tell you that. lol I know you will get there as you have the frame of mind for it.

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TWEETYKC00 5/6/2010 9:13PM

    wow, you have come so far. you go!! you are a major inspiration.

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MRDPOLING 5/6/2010 8:49PM

    That pic gave me the heebeejeebees!!!

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Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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TAMMIE1006 5/6/2010 4:54PM

    don't let anything stand in your way - you're getting there no matter what!

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SMOCKON 5/6/2010 4:16PM

    You're amazing!!

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CINCYDORA 5/6/2010 3:49PM

    You ROCK!!!

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NWFL59 5/6/2010 3:05PM

    Keep doing your internal motivation as it seems to be working for you, you've come a long way and are making excellent progress due to your hard work and mental tenacity! emoticon

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WALKINGDAVE 5/6/2010 2:23PM

    This is how I've been feeling too. I know to lose any more weight I have to shake it up and get moving, just haven't gotten the drive yet. After reading this I realize |I will have to dig down and force the drive to come spewing out. So watch out!!! My drive is COMING OUT...keep writing these very important blogs you speak for me and many others as well. emoticon

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 5/6/2010 2:07PM

    As always, dead on right! I saw biggest loser on Tuesday and when one of the contestants told himself "screw it" during the challenge, he let himself be mentally defeated, at that moment his body caved because his mind told it to.

I guess it is a mental state of mind, like my spin instructor yells at us during the last 15 torturous minutes. You are what you tell yourself you are. And you can do what you tell yourself you can do or can't do. So I'm glad for you, that you finally have made that mental transition, there is nothing you can't do now. I'm rooting for you!!!

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BETTERMOMMA 5/6/2010 1:25PM

    Thank you for putting in words what I feel! Let's Finish this! emoticon

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GIG2828 5/6/2010 12:40PM

    We all believe in you...you are an inspiration! You can do it. I know it.

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THEBOOKBINDER 5/6/2010 12:35PM

    Keep it up!

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LILLEYVALLEY 5/6/2010 12:28PM

  Excellent blog, excellent writer! Keep up the good work! You are such an inspiration!

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JBMT08 5/6/2010 12:27PM

    DO IT!!!!!!!!! you will definitely surprise yourself!!! emoticon

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LIBBYPG 5/6/2010 12:02PM

    Hello!
Wow! You are a fantastic writer. I can relate to your words. I have fat to lose and muscle to build and I'm just back on it, like you. It is time to finish it; but at a challenging (perhaps not punishing) pace. My reward, even though it is kind of silly, is that each day that I meet my goals, I put a huge red "X" on the calendar. On the top of the X I put what workout(s) I did and on the bottom, any particular goal(s) I met that I had set for the day.
I am in the fitness industry (I know...but we're not all barbie dolls) and happy to support you. Feel free to drill me for new workouts or other fitness advice.
Get Moving!
Libby


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TWENKY215 5/6/2010 11:56AM

    That's the spirit, you go boy!! Pick up the pieces and dust yourself off and do the damn thang!! You are the best. emoticon

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MBVMFLUTIST 5/6/2010 11:55AM

    Rock on, dude! Get out there and do it! So proud of you! :)

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MAQUESTA 5/6/2010 11:45AM

    You have come so far and I Knowyou can see it through! You arean inspiration and a wonderful example of what can be done when you put your mind to it

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    Again!!! Another emoticon Blog!!! emoticon

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Day 855..wait? Day 855? wow..

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Sometimes things get a little harder than normal and pushing through the bull$hit is more difficult than we think it will be and sometimes its straight through the brick wall without even the slightest change in direction or momentum. The most important thing is that we stay on task as to not sabotage any work that has been put in to that point. I seem to have mastered what needs to be done to maintain my weight, admittedly there are some things not related to my weight loss that are slowing the process but I have to say that I am happy about how things are going down because I am not gaining anything back in lieu of anything else that's in the background.

Tuesday was a pretty good day all around for me where intake and movement are the topic, I went for a late morning walk while my daughter rode her bike so it was more like a late morning jog/walk as I chased her most of the way. The gym later in the afternoon was 45 minutes of cardio mixed between a bike and a treadmill then home I went for lunch which was an omelet for 425 calories including a multigrain english muffin. My calories for the day came in at just over where they should have been for a total of 1945 and I am still not use to the up in the food, I am still finding that I am stopping at 1700 and left with a couple hundred at the end of the night but we're getting there. Of course I was hydrated because that's the one thing that has become so much of a habit that at 8:00 am as I write this post I am already most of a half gallon of green tea into my fluids for the day and that is the case every day.

I upped my intake to 1900 calories over the weekend because I felt that I had been stalling with the drops and I am giving it two weeks to see what happens, if I start dropping pounds faster than I have been the 1900 stays, if not? I will likely go back to my 1700 but that's to be found out. The more I looked at it the more I thought about just how much exercise I was doing every day and the amount of exercise vs the rate that the weight was coming off just isn't adding up to me. I mean hell, I am still more than 300 pounds and I think that the weight should be coming off just a tad faster than it has been with the work that's being put in. I do understand that its going to vary from week to week, month to month but I am really taking it off very slow lately and I do know that life stresses are not helping the cause but at the same time I am eating well and exercising so I think there is more to it than the personal situation that we are going through currently.

Any way its cut Friday will let me know how the up in calories is effecting my body even though this week will be sort of a push for me where my up is concerned as I was getting things back to normal but I am looking for a loss either way. Hopefully I will be able to post some images of what I've lost in a couple days and I can get this weight down below that EVER ELUSIVE 300 pound mark sooner than later..its starting to feel like a cruel game by some higher power because this milestone has been in my sight for what feels like forever yet just out of reach. The plan for today is the same walk/bike ride with the kiddo, hit the gym, eat 1900, drink 2 gallons and see where that brings me in the morning, wish me luck!

Thanks for following along with this fat guy getting slim, that's all I got today.

As Ever
Me

  
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BELFASTBIKER 5/7/2010 7:08AM

    Keep on truckin! :)

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BIGRED721 5/6/2010 10:45AM

  You are so friggin' awesome! I'm sure you know this, but the weight loss slows as you get closer to goal. It's frustrating as hell to look back on the weeks I'd lose 5 pounds just by cutting out soda. Now I'm looking .5 at a time, but I don't care. As long as that scale is moving in the right direction, we're on track and will reach our goals!

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EL_KATO 5/6/2010 7:27AM

    Let us know how the up in calories affects you... I've been thinking of upping mine, but don't know for sure if I've really hit a wall or if it's just temporary.

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ARIES5 5/5/2010 10:19PM

    you are very motivating!

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MRDPOLING 5/5/2010 9:24PM

    You are doing great!

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AXISLADY 5/5/2010 6:04PM

    Sometimes I get notified of a new blog, sometimes not, so decided to scoot over here and see what you were up to. Good luck my friend.

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MISSISSIPPIJEFF 5/5/2010 3:02PM

    Don't give up! That is the number one rule. Even if those pounds aren't coming off...you are still WAY better off than you were 200+ pounds ago...just a short time ago! Every time I diet I hit that brick wall and it hits me back and I give up...which is why I still weigh 80 pounds more than you do right now...so never give up! You are my inspiration to get back on it...I need you to keep going for me! And you need you to keep it going for you!

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NWFL59 5/5/2010 2:45PM

    I have confidence in your long term success and hope to soon see your post for under 300. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PSMITH3841 5/5/2010 1:51PM

    You are doing so great.....Look out... -300, here you come...I feel it in my bones... emoticon

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    Good luck! emoticon

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    Best wishes! emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/5/2010 12:49PM

    Your determination and drive will get you there wihout a doubt

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FROGGERHKC 5/5/2010 12:37PM

    You have come so far, and you will be there before you know it!

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 5/5/2010 12:09PM

    You'll get there sooner than you know & then you'll have your sights on the next milestone and '300' will just be a movie about Spartans! lol

P.S. Stress kills weightloss too you know! So take it squeazy!

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CODEMAULER 5/5/2010 12:06PM

    I'm confident that your hard work will pay off. It's still a mystery to how all of this works, but I'm learning that the scale is not the only indicator of progress. I can break down the numbers and still be surprised by some of the results.

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Thanks for a great blog and a fabulous attitude!

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ABRIDGESRNC 5/5/2010 11:12AM

    Good luck! We're all pulling for you - you'll get there!

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LORISEVERANCE 5/5/2010 10:55AM

    Hang in there. You'll figure it out. And you'll break 300. You are so determined and have accomplished so much already. When you do, I bet you'll drop pounds big-time. Do you vary your exercise? I know that is a big thing too, using different muscles and mixing it up to confuse your body. But you probably already know all this. Anyway, best of luck to you. You are doing fantastic stuff!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/5/2010 10:38AM

    Just keep working with it. You are going to get there.

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GIG2828 5/5/2010 10:36AM

    i hope it works! I did find that varying my calories quite a bit throughout the week seemed to do better for me than eating the same amount everyday as my body was always guessing. My trainer confirmed that. Keep up the amazing work!

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TAMMIE1006 5/5/2010 10:16AM

    amazing - keep it up, it WILL work!! you've gotta believe that, 'cuz i believe in YOU and you are MY inspiration!!
go to it!
~tammie

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JBMT08 5/5/2010 10:06AM

    I think the 1900 cals should do the trick....I hope you stay with it for two weeks to see what benefits come from it. It must be hard to add in more cals when you are so used to eating a certain amount.....Tell us what you are adding in to make up the additional cals pls! inquiring minds (mine) would like to know! emoticon

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SHANTRA 5/5/2010 9:32AM

    Great motivating blog as usual! You are putting so much thought into calories in and calories out, I have found that much easier since I started tracking here and really paid attention to how I am losing, adjustments are much easier. Well you know the answer to getting below the 300 I think, keep on going, make sure you have less calories coming in than the energy going out and eventually your body will give.

My husband was in the Military for 12 years in all and was a drill instructor. He said something I would like to pass on. He said, 'sometimes you will feel like biking a lot, some days you won't feel like doing it at all, that is just how our bodies are made.' Maybe that might be a comfort to you right now.. it is just how your body is made and it is jealously guarding those pounds.. but it WILL give them up. emoticon

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TINYC887 5/5/2010 9:27AM

    you are amazing, keep it up, im stuck and have been no mattr what i do, not gonna worry about it, it'll come off eventually.

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Get the "Fuzzy little bunny" (I hope that didn't offend anyone) out of my way..a letter to the fat.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I was asked by spark to please edit the title of this blog because someone reported it.......whomever had their little eyes scorched by the bad bad F word please stay away from reading any more of my blogs if you are that sensitive...

apparently the "Voted Popular Blog Post" says that more than a few people enjoyed it so to you guys Thanks!! If you are not too faint of heart the original uncensored title and post can be found here zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/

Today is the day, its the day that I change my life, today is the day that all of the madness stops and the living begins, get in my way and you will end up on your back, try and stop me and you will not succeed because failure is not an option for me. I am an unstoppable force in your world of excuses and an easier time will be had trying to move a mountain than to steer me off course because by the throat I take this challenge and straight through it I go with reckless abandon, I will see it through to the end. Break me or I break you one of the two will happen this time around, I have been broken so many times before and its my turn to show you how it feels because I can't do this any more, I won't do this any more and you have no choice but to submit to my will. Try and resist and You will fail, try to slow me down and you will fail, into a corner I am backed and there is only one direction that I can move so I suggest that you step aside before somebody gets hurt.

Deciding to live or deciding to see how big the balloon can be blown up before it bursts are a couple of the choices, if it were an actual balloon perhaps it would have been a fun game but when its a body, a heart that can blow up at any time it becomes less of a game. At 534 pounds a ticking time bomb in a padded chest waiting to go off at any minute leaving a giant laying on the ground with no choices is not how its going to go down. Do you remember? breathless at the top of the stairs taking a moment to catch that breath so that she wouldn't know just how bad it was as if that was fooling anyone, do you? Do you remember not being able to walk more than 5 minutes because of the pain in your back? remember how that felt? Now remember when I said that you have no choice? remember when I told you that you would fail? well you are failing, you are submitting because I will not, I am not going out like that and have come too far for anything to get in my way now.

There will be days that you win, there will be days that the daily stresses force me to make choices that will set me back but in the end you lose. I made the decision that I am going to do whatever it takes to get to the end of that road and though I am at a point where my back is not to the corner any more, I do remember the direction of the exit and that is where I am headed. Now if you would please get the f@#k out of my way I promise it will be over quickly and you won't feel a thing....choose not to move and onto your back you go...

Capiche?

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1974SABBY 5/22/2010 4:33PM

    I do believe it's called freedom of speech! Maybe F*** was how you felt and who's has the right to think that they can edit your feelings? I think that you write beautifully.

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TOBEARUNNER 5/12/2010 12:40PM

    Your new title now says "a letter to the fat" which caught me off guard a bit... then I read the "real" title and realized that SP must have shortened it automatically. ;)

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DESERTFLOWERG 5/10/2010 7:15PM

    Be careful, cause some one might think you are abusing animals now. ;~{

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LUCYSRAIN 5/8/2010 7:29PM

    I loved this blog the first time I read it and i love it again today! Keep on blogging your an inspiration to me emoticon

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TENACIOUSTIGER 5/8/2010 10:02AM

    Hey don't worry about the faint of heart, speak from the heart it has more meaning and more reality, thanks for sharing your fighting words and affirmations,
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CHLOIANNA 5/7/2010 1:36PM

    You are amazing! emoticon

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MY-2-GIRLZ 5/7/2010 5:42AM

    Amazing

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BEEBEE73 5/7/2010 2:14AM

    Great blog. Go for it and there is no doubt in my mind that with an atitude like you have, you are on your way.

Betty

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INDIGOJUJU 5/7/2010 1:58AM

    I love this post! Very inspirational. If my printer was actually working, I'd print up a copy to post at my desk. Thanks for posting this. :)

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LORISEVERANCE 5/7/2010 12:20AM

    Awesome...I, for one, will stay out of your way!! 'Cuz I believe you!!

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KRISTY_704 5/6/2010 4:51PM

    Great!

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GONZAMEG 5/6/2010 3:50PM

  Amazing... emoticon

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LARAH09 5/6/2010 2:22PM

    I sent this to my hubby. I hope it motivates him to start working on setting goals and losing some weight for a healthier him. :)

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SKIPPELM 5/6/2010 1:18PM

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You go boy!! I will be going back to this blog often, every time I feel like I"m slipping or losing motivation. Go on and fight the good fight- for you and your health. emoticon emoticon

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ANISMENDOZA81 5/6/2010 11:52AM

    Just what I needed to stop pittying myself and get back on track. LOVE the BLOG emoticon

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JESSERS25 5/6/2010 11:51AM

    i feel like printing this and reading it every day. emoticon

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  i like this emoticon

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CMORIN2105 5/6/2010 5:57AM

    Holy Cow this blog got me pumped up to kick some fat bootttty! Awesome blog! I've been to that point where you're just like. "Hey screw you fat! See ya lata!" Thanks for the motivation! Have a great day!

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NISA-JOE 5/6/2010 4:26AM

    Great blog. Let's all kick some fat butt..!!

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HEARTSTOPPER 5/6/2010 12:43AM

   
Cool blog lol

HS

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PMWIGGI 5/5/2010 11:57PM

    Way to go! Good luck! Kick some fat a*#.

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KATYAWAL 5/5/2010 11:43PM

  Thanks for sending me to bed with those words to ponder. I feel like I give myself that message about weight- and more- in life. I am here, I am doing, I am winning this fight. You made me stop and think tonight. I can finish this.... I am so close. Thank you.
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KATIEKATT3 5/5/2010 11:36PM

  Remember to love yourself, too. The fatter you is just as beautiful and brilliant as the thin you underneath, but with some habits that need changing.

You're a brilliant writer. Keep it up. I really enjoyed this post.

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SPARKANN 5/5/2010 11:13PM

    Beautiful! Powerful! Thank you for sharing your tremendous journey! emoticon emoticon

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SUEB008 5/5/2010 10:35PM

    AMAZING! WORDS TO LIVE BY!! emoticon

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ARIES5 5/5/2010 10:14PM

    I know how you feel, this is the approach that has to be taken. I mean if you're not this serious, then how are you going to kick fats butt? You are a great writer, and I loved the way you described everything, and with such pasion...keep up the good work and i know you will be beating fats butt!

Jeri Ellen


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ARIES5 5/5/2010 10:14PM

    I know how you feel, this is the approach that has to be taken. I mean if you're not this serious, then how are you going to kick fats butt? You are a great writer, and I loved the way you described everything, and with such pasion...keep up the good work and i know you will be beating fats butt!

Jeri Ellen


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ARIES5 5/5/2010 10:14PM

    I know how you feel, this is the approach that has to be taken. I mean if you're not this serious, then how are you going to kick fats butt? You are a great writer, and I loved the way you described everything, and with such pasion...keep up the good work and i know you will be beating fats butt!

Jeri Ellen


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HOTLEATHER 5/5/2010 9:18PM

  loved your blog, never thought of a body like a balloon , scary stuff i dont want to die either. To much to live for and eating right and exercising is the only way to have the life we deserve.
You lead i am following , this is it!! no stoping full steam ahead. emoticon

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HOTLEATHER 5/5/2010 9:17PM

  loved your blog, never thought of a body like a balloon , scary stuff i dont want to die either. To much to live for and eating right and exercising is the only way to have the life we deserve.
You lead i am following , this is it!! no stoping full steam ahead. emoticon

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TLYBERG 5/5/2010 9:14PM

  Proud of you for taking these first steps, they are hard, and I am just one of many who are pulling for you! I just started too, so let's go kick some fat arse! :)

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KLOSH1 5/5/2010 8:56PM

    standing ovation here at my house. I LOVE it!

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    You make me want to kick fat's butt! emoticon

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AXISLADY 5/5/2010 6:05PM

    So Goooood!

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OSTERA15 5/5/2010 5:11PM

    Great blog! You will win! emoticon

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SKINNYMINTY 5/5/2010 4:49PM

    Yeah!!

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BVGIRI 5/5/2010 4:29PM

    :-)

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KLEE76 5/5/2010 4:04PM

    Wow! I'm not gettin' in your way! I can't wait to see what you can accomplish! emoticon

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NOWEAPON 5/5/2010 3:36PM

    Well excuse th F#%@ out of me. A good read.

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NANASNOW 5/5/2010 3:23PM

    Bleep! that was pretty good! Let me know if you ae behind me so I can get out of the way! I felt the determination. That is awesome.

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KOVARR 5/5/2010 2:47PM

  I applaud your dedication and will! Good luck!

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SBOYKIN 5/5/2010 2:42PM

    You The MAN ! emoticon

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ANNAMARIE1958 5/5/2010 2:31PM

    way to go! emoticon

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A hikin' we will go.

Monday, May 03, 2010


Loads of movement for the weekend and it was all around fun, Losing 225 pounds has done wonders for my views. Wify secured a babysitter Saturday morning and we decided that we would go on a hike at a local spot and all in all it was a 4.5 mile hike which was pretty therapeutic if I am being honest. Two years ago a hike like that would have been just a thought followed by some excuse as to why we shouldn't go but with the weight gone I am again seemingly unlimited by what I can participate in. There was even a time when I may have been able to go out on a hike like that but it would have pushed me to my limit and a few days rest would have been needed just to function afterward but this time around its just not the case and being able to do whatever I want to do and not worry about the aftermath is a good feeling. Sunday my father in law invited all of the grand children to go to a science museum in the area and it was a good time, the building is 6 floors and I used it as an opportunity to get some exercise in by using the stairs to go from floor to floor all day. We spent about 4 hours there and if I was changing levels I was using the stairs and my daughter insisted that she come with me on the stairs each time and I thought that was awesome because it reinforces the habit that some work to move around should just be normal day to day stuff, have a look at a few photos from our Saturday morning hike.


Me and the boss lady at a cliff near the highest point of the hike.


Enjoying the view from the highest point of the hike.


Taking a break up on a big ol cliff Wify snapped this one from below.


Oh no!

Keeping my calories within range has been easier than ever since I upped them to 1900 per day, in fact I am finding that I am so used to my 1700 that I am having oh...200 calories left to use late in the day. Keeping hydrated is easier than ever and I am at 2 gallons of fluid by dinner most days, this weekend I drank at least 2.5 gallons per day but I am a tad sore from all of the stairs yesterday so I have a feeling that I am hanging onto more of that fluid than normal.

This week I am going to eat clean, exercise a lot and get in all of my sleep because I am too close to being under 300 pounds to not just get there already. I've talked to Wify and we are going to try and work more of these "date hikes" in so that we can mix the exercise up a bit, though I LOVE the gym I LOVE hiking more than that so if I have the chance I'm gonna jump at it. Just two years ago the Saturday that I had would be just a thought in my head and then some time on the couch sulking but this time around it was a great day out with a lovely lady. To think that if I hadn't decided to change the way things were being done I would have totally missed out on the great weekend that I had will only keep me rollin' in the right direction, I know I missed out on all too many chances when I was heavier and that's just not how its going to be any more.

Thanks for following along while this fat guy gets slim, and thank you for the support that you give me, it is appreciated more than you know.

As Ever
Me

  
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SECRETMUSIC 5/6/2010 8:00AM

    Since you have discovered a love of hiking, you might check out geocaching. We find it gives a great added fun on hikes, and introduces us to places and areas we've never heard o.f You can do it with nothing more than a $100 hand-held GPS, as long as it has a compass feature. If you are interested, check out the very cool and very safe website at www.geocaching.com. Kids really like it too

Just a thought...

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AXISLADY 5/5/2010 6:08PM

    I love the added pictures. Makes it seem more personal.

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ELSKAS 5/5/2010 1:32PM

    awesome

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MCMPOOH43 5/4/2010 1:08PM

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PUMPKINFACE73 5/4/2010 9:45AM

    love the pics, looks like a ton of fun....

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MRDPOLING 5/4/2010 9:00AM

    Awesome Blog! I wish I could have been there. Looks so majestic!

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DDOORN 5/4/2010 6:01AM

    There isn't ANYTHING that can top communing with nature with one's honey by your side...! WAY beyond therapeutic, eh...? :-)

Don

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LORISEVERANCE 5/3/2010 9:20PM

    Did you think two years ago that you would be inspiring others? Keep it up. You are great.

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VEMAN1 5/3/2010 8:30PM

    Way to go Dude!

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ABRIDGESRNC 5/3/2010 3:32PM

    Great weekend - I wish I'd been able to get out more. Loved the pictures.

We're all waiting with baited breath for the "I'm under 300" blog!

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KSGROTHE 5/3/2010 3:19PM

    emoticon photos!

It's so great that you can go on these adventures now that you lost the weight!

Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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VEEJAY3 5/3/2010 2:47PM

    Were you just too shy to post the video of your hike? I found it on youtube ...

http://www.youtube.com/w
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KERANCE 5/3/2010 2:43PM

    That sounds like a lovely couple of days, I would love to go hiking woth my botfriend but he just isn't into physical stuff, he much prefers sitting in front of the xbox every hour of every day...you should be very greatful that you're a couple that are into the same things.

Keep up the great work, you're inspirational
Love Kez xXx

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WALKINGDAVE 5/3/2010 1:52PM

    wow, what a great weekend, you've kept yourself so busy and have so much energy, you are a inspiration especially with the stairs. They are a terrible chore for me, I'm always afraid the knees will give out and I'd be down for the count but since losing almost forty pounds I'm able to step up on curbs and do some stairs without pulling myself with the railing. It's amazing how losing gives you more freedom, keep it up you are a awesome fella. emoticon

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/3/2010 1:42PM

    Looks like an absolutely wonderful time. Keep on.

Off to get another glass of water!!

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THEBOOKBINDER 5/3/2010 1:32PM

    Awesome blog. I wish we had some Hiking spots by us, I would love to take my wife on some of those Dates, I'm definitely going to have to figure out how to do so. Thank you for sharing your Joy!

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/3/2010 12:43PM

    That is a great example of being able to live "true life" when getting rid of excess weight. Glad you had such a great time

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DENACARPER 5/3/2010 12:40PM

    Great blog and cute picture of you falling over! emoticon

I totally agree with you on the getting out and about. If I stay inside too long I get itchy to get out and do something active - it's an amazing feeling. I started rowing about a month ago and running sprints and joined the climbing gym - wow there's so much great stuff to do out there besides sitting in front of the tv on the couch.

There's also some sort of feeling that you get after you workout and I just don't mean - yippee I worked out and I feel good - but I feel good all day long - I walk taller, I have more confidence because I know what I've done!!

You are doing a great job and I can't wait to read the blog where you've hit that under 300 lb mark - we're rooting for you, keep up the great work!

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LAURIE5658 5/3/2010 12:28PM

    Botzzz, what an awesome time you had! I totally love the photos especially when you are gripped with fear. LOL

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 5/3/2010 12:04PM

  Before I started this journey, I always thought "It's going to take me at least a year to lose all of this weight" and now that I've started, I'm at the beginning of the fifth month and I can't help but wonder what my problem was before.

It's amazing how mindsets change. Looks like you had an amazing time this weekend!

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FROGGERHKC 5/3/2010 11:54AM

    Love it! Looks like a beautiful place to hike! I too this weekend got to take a little hike. I was very excited because the last time I tried to hike at my friends property through the woods, I thought my heart was going to pop by the time I got to the top. This time around, I was breathing hard, but the good kind! I am so happy because that means I am making progress! I like the idea of the date hikes, and I am going to suggest that to the BF, I think he will be on board (we take walks right now). So, I am glad you had a great hike, and thank you for sharing your pictures!

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JBMT08 5/3/2010 11:49AM

    Sounds like you had an awesome event filled weekend! Rock on!!! 290's here you come!!

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MADTOWNBUDDHA 5/3/2010 11:49AM

    You have really inspired me all along, so thank you brother!

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Back down to earth with a weigh in.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Being sore and stressed over the last week had me back peddling and this week I used my time wisely, I ate within my calorie range, I drank enough and I slept well all while taking it easy on my back. I did return to the gym yesterday and did an easy 40 minute cardio workout split between the bike and the treadmill and it felt good to get back in there and get my heart rate up. This morning it was time to get on the scale to get an "official" weigh in number for the blog and though I did not get a new low weight today I am back down to my lowest number again, I came in at 309.2 lbs and that's just fine by me.

Not making that May 1st goal stinks a little bit but there is really not a whole lot that can be done about it now so I ain't gonna sweat it but I will just for the sake of sticking with it post up what my weight is tomorrow morning for an official end to the challenge. I am predicting that I will be under 300 pounds within two weigh ins unless something outside of my control happens and I was thinking about it and I am at a point in this whole process that in the beginning I had wondered if I would ever get to. When you weigh more than 500 pounds and are starting out on a weight loss plan things can look almost impossible, in fact when I started out and didn't know what I weighed I was afraid that I was closer to 600 pounds so imagine that frame of mind, staring down at 275 pounds and thinking you are at 600.

The plan for today is to hit the gym, eat within my calorie range and stay hydrated and I am well on my way to having a great day already. I have a pretty active weekend planned as well and I am hoping to have a new low weight come Friday, actually I am betting that I will have a new low weight by tomorrows May 1st weigh in. This episode of Fat man and Blobin is a quickie, short and to the point as Wify is home from work today and we have some errands to run so that's all I got for today.

If you are in the beginning of a weight loss adventure and think that its impossible, know that if you want it bad enough you can do it, I am down 225 pounds and once weighed more than 500. I know that it looks like an impossible task but its not and in fact the longer you do it the more you want it so make today the day that you put down the fork and pick up your movement and just start living the life that you know is there for the taking.

Now that's really all I got for today.

As Ever
Me

  
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NANASNOW 5/5/2010 3:26PM

    Looking at your page. You are an example for us all. I applaud your efforts and how far you have come. Keep it up!

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SASEGRL75 5/5/2010 9:53AM

  Dude, you are really an inspiration. I don't have a huge amount to lose but you obviously have made serious progress by sticking with it. I'll keep checking on your progress. Thanks for the inspiration!

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AXISLADY 5/3/2010 10:55AM

    I needed this this morning. I'm so having a bd morning......but I WILL put down my fork and get moving. Thanks as always, Botzz.

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/2/2010 8:20PM

    Congrats on taking what LIFE has for you and staying on your plan. I am excited for May because I KNOW you will reach this goal!

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LORISEVERANCE 5/1/2010 3:23PM

    As Mike always says on Biggest Loser, you have already shed the weight of a full adult man! Fantastic work! emoticon

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VEMAN1 5/1/2010 12:11PM

    Everyday is a challenge and everyday we are given the opportunity to succeed. T minus 10 and counting. This month is going to be a blast!
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DENACARPER 5/1/2010 11:31AM

    You are doing a great job! Keep up the fantastic work -you are getting closer every day!!

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BIGGIRL2082010 4/30/2010 10:26PM

    So happy to hear you've been doing the smart thing and are back down to your lowest!

Keep going, keep going!

Cheers,
Maya


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ASHARON 4/30/2010 8:58PM

    You are doing so good! Thank you for sharing your story with everyone.

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MRDPOLING 4/30/2010 6:12PM

    Let me tell you that the day you get to report that you are under 300 will be a very great day! It was for me! I was on cloud nine for a couple weeks from that!

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MADSUL 4/30/2010 4:59PM

  Mate, How tall are you? You don't look like a 300 lb guy in your photos.

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BELFASTBIKER 4/30/2010 4:41PM

    Always a huge motivation.... cheers. :)

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DEREKCSIMMONS 4/30/2010 4:38PM

    Enjoy your weekend and here's to your new low in advance!

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MBVMFLUTIST 4/30/2010 4:08PM

    Rock on! I'm rootin' for you and your 299!!!! :D

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KRISSEY2006 4/30/2010 1:38PM

    You really are amazing and inspiring. I have started my weight loss journey once again and I plan to visit your page often for inspiration. I read that article you were in and I wanted to say well deserved and definitely something to be proud of. Tell you wife great job too on her weight loss.

-Christina

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TINYC887 4/30/2010 11:50AM

    you are amazing

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HAPPYSOUL91 4/30/2010 11:41AM

    You are sure within a breath of getting to goal. Glad you are ok after going back to the gym

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 4/30/2010 11:35AM

    Enjoy the day!!

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PHILLY-ALISHA 4/30/2010 11:30AM

  This blog entry really inspired and encourage me!!! emoticon

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JBMT08 4/30/2010 11:17AM

    Hey! you will be below 300 before you know it. Look at you! 534 to 309?!?! Simply Amazing, and you are making every day choices...no pills, powders, surgical interventions, starvations! just eating healthy and moving! You are great!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/30/2010 11:06AM

    What a great blog! I hope everyone reads it! We all tend to think, when we start, that what we want is impossible. You are an inspiration!

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PSMITH3841 4/30/2010 10:51AM

    What an adventure your journey has been...thanks so much for sharing!!! emoticon

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 4/30/2010 10:50AM

    *lol* @ Fat Man & Blobin

have a great weekend :o)

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