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Day something, a new low weight?

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Week two of raising the calories to 1900 will come to a close tomorrow morning and we will see where the wheel stops spinning for a number. Last Friday I was 311.2 pounds of luvvin and I am hoping that I get to post some "what I have lost" images in tomorrows post, 309 is the lowest point that I have seen so far on the scale so anything under that and we have a happy boy. If raising my calories to 1900 I still lose pounds I am going to stick with that number until that result changes and even then I may stick to it anyways because though I have had incredible success with my 1700 calories I have been doing much more in the way of exercise since about October of last year and perhaps a change is needed on a more permanent basis to keep the weight heading south.

My wife weighs in almost every day taking a page from my book and she does not have a weigh in day, she just weighs herself and whatever the lowest weight was on any given day is what she calls her lowest. This way of doing things is awesome and honestly I do it too but for the sake of having a day where I post the weight each week I post my weight on Friday "for the books" so to speak and if I was following what she does I would have a new low weight because this morning I was lower than I have ever been. This is the bane of so many people that are trying to lose weight, you know, the having a day where we weigh in and judge our entire week off of that single number and for the most part that works but, there is always a but. BUT this morning I am lower and I will almost positively show a loss from my last Fridays weigh in on the scale tomorrow but regular fluctuation may stop me from getting that new low weight "on the books" because I have been less on Thursday than on Friday lots of times but Fridays weight is Fridays weight and that's what gets put up on here.

I have a feeling that I will be able to post a new low weight come the morning but crazier things have happened but man I tell ya I need a win this week because its been a couple since I showed a loss. Today I am planning on having a perfect day where my food and exercise is concerned, I am also going to go to bed at a reasonable hour to help me along with that new number because even though I am lower this morning than my all time low its not much lower at all and I would love to see an even lower number tomorrow. I am on a roll with the exercise this week and I say that because I have made it to the gym every day as well as a few bike rides after the fact including pulling my daughter around in our bike trailer and I want to keep that momentum. I only have one hurdle this week that I can foresee and that's on Sunday we are having a friend come by and we will be cooking out on the grill which is no big deal but the Corona's might be. This is a new lifestyle for me but I refuse to miss out on a few beers with a friend that I haven't seen in a while because I want to have a better number at the end of the week, Living life is why I am doing this and it seems silly to miss out on things because of the very thing that I am trying to preserve.

In summary, My week has been awesome with the intake and exercise, I have stayed hydrated and slept decent and I only say decent because I have been up later than normal a few nights this week but otherwise I am doing good. Sunday I will have a beer or three but what I am going to do to counter it is add 15 minutes of cardio to each day next week, I will add the cardio regardless of whether its one Corona or three and that right there feels like a compromise that I can live with. As long as I can keep the number good over night I will be able to post up some what I have lost images tomorrow as well as adjusting my percentage lost and total weight but I am very much not low enough that I don't have to worry about it, there is a good chance that I will break even or be slightly higher and that's to be found out in the am.

Keep on keepin on and all that and Thanks for following along.

As Ever
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DETERMINDCHICKY 5/14/2010 11:54AM

    Try to remember it is a journey not a destination. Keep making the positive changes and putting in the effort. Your body will benefit with or without a loss as long as you are putting in the effort. Good luck!

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SHANTRA 5/14/2010 11:35AM

    I have NO idea what that all that stuff Veman said meant but... what he said! You rock. Raising a bottle of BOTZZZ Brew to ya!

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ANNASPARKY 5/13/2010 11:14PM

    Got my fingers crossed for you! emoticon

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RIVERCITYTOM 5/13/2010 8:34PM

    good luck tomorrow. We are all cheering for you.

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SWEETZMIX 5/13/2010 6:22PM

    ummm I am out of the loop. Damn job...BTW I got a new job. Good luck on tomorrow. I am excited to see your new weigh in. I will be there for you in spirit while I ride the train to work.

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1974SABBY 5/13/2010 6:17PM

    I drink Select 55. It's great. I can have 3 at a family gathering or when I go to the bar and I don't feel guilty for it. Congrats on the new low weight. I was workingout enough that it kept urging me to up my calorie intake and The scale has moved backwards since. You have this weightloss thing down to a science by now though. I too weight myself daily. I normally have to weigh that weight 3 days in a row before I will mark it as my new weight. I love this site though because I learn new things all the time on here. Keep up the awesome work! emoticon

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VEMAN1 5/13/2010 5:08PM

    Will our hero, BOTZZZ, sneak beneath the Penguins Plateau of Peril or suffer the indignity of clinging to the Effrontery Eternal Expanse?

Tune in tomorrow.

Same Botzzz Time.
Same Botzzz Channel.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/13/2010 3:12PM

    Can't wait for tomorrows post. I'm sure you are going to get it!!

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NWFL59 5/13/2010 2:23PM

    You know you're doing terrific and you'll post a newreduction in something whether it weight, inches or something.

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MCOGHLAN 5/13/2010 1:38PM

    Enjoy the beers, you're right we're doing this to live a healthier longer life but that doesn't mean never having an indulgence, it means balance and it sounds like you have a plan for that already. Way to go!!

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JBMT08 5/13/2010 1:20PM

    Everything will be status quo tomorrow, I am sure of it!!! emoticon emoticon

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JUSTFOXXY 5/13/2010 1:20PM

    Hoping you are a few less pounds of luvvin emoticon

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COOLMAMA11 5/13/2010 12:47PM

    Good luck..you have done so well, what an inspiration you are!


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SAMPEANUT 5/13/2010 12:27PM

  You're so right about the weigh ins. I've been obsessing and trying NOT to weigh in every day, but I figure that hey, who says that on weigh-in day I don't get an UP fluctuation that will make me feel like a failure for the week? As long as the overall trend is DOWN, that's what I'm looking for. Love reading your blog and I love that you're doing this with your wife. Keep it up!

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/13/2010 11:23AM

    You are getting it done! I weigh in daily and the 1 thing it has taught me is that my weight can vary by 2 lbs either way. This re-enforces to me that my body is NOT a machine and NOT to freak out when the scale goes up

Looking forward to your weight post tomorrow

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FROGGERHKC 5/13/2010 10:58AM

    emoticon Good luck! emoticon

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PSMITH3841 5/13/2010 10:39AM

    A new Low...here we go!!! See you tomorrow. emoticon

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RUBIAFIRE 5/13/2010 10:17AM

    Good luck.

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Choosing habits..

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


The next time that you feel like not doing something for your health whether it be a walk, a run, choosing the right food, skipping a workout or whatever I ask that you first consider the alternative. If I skip this workout it may be the beginning of a bad habit that costs me much more than I have in my pocket right now, If I decide to eat that way again the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes multiplies by some number that I have no clue what it is. Perhaps death is just waiting for the right moment to stick his hand in and twist something inside that will ultimately take us out and it can all start with a wrong decision. Now I am not saying that a single bite of chocolate will be the doom of you but can it be? can it be the snowball that starts the avalanche? bad habits have to start somewhere right? they just don't appear one day unexpected and unexplainable they are created by making the wrong decision too many times and ultimately end up being the norm in our lives.

I have heard that bad habits are hard to break and I have to agree with that statement but I also believe that if the bad ones are hard to break so then are the good ones that we create. There was a time in my life when I couldn't walk past the refrigerator without popping it open to see if I missed anything the first time around and I always seemed to find something to grab and stick in my mouth, always. Grabbing the gallon of milk from the shelf and taking a few chugs right from the bottle was a familiar sight in my house, we literally went through more than a gallon of milk a day and it wasn't because I needed that milk, hell did I even want it? it was just a habit and so it was. I have shifted my habits towards things that are better not only for my health but for my entire life as a whole because now a gallon of milk lasts a week, and I instinctively get up and start getting ready for the gym without thinking about it just because its that time of day. Looking out the window and seeing the sun shining instantly makes me think about a bike ride or heading outside to do some yard work and in the past all it meant was that I would need to start the ol air conditioner up or make up an excuse for why I wasn't going to join someone doing somehting that required some movement to participate.


Taken 5 minutes before this post was published, its the corner of our kitchen sink and I'm askin for it by taking a picture instead of taking them off and dropping them into the trash but hey! live dangerously I say!

All habits are hard to break and its that simple, and if all habits are hard to break then why not try and make all of our habits good ones? I know that it really isn't that cut and dry but why not try and make as many good habits as possible when its health that is in the equation? I have some bad habits that Wify really gets annoyed at as illustrated above and I know that I should stop doing them but I think that she knows they were and can be worse so she allows me to live when she finds the pear, apple and other assorted fruit and vegetable stickers on the corner of the sink, hey its an easy spot to stick them when I rinse the food off! The old habits were closer to eating an entire box of cereal or stopping at Del taco on the way home from work bringing sacks of goodies for the both of us home at ten O clock at night and the stickers on the corner of the sink don't look so bad when compared to that and that is a bad habit, but like I said they are all hard to break! right?

The next time that you are reaching for that bag of chips or into that cookie jar think about whether your hand is diving into the bag or jar because you want whets inside or if its just because of a habit. When you realize that its a habit and not because you need it recoil your arm empty and keep on walking, your ass will thank you for it come summer time when the shorts are being slipped on. In addition to that I would like for you to do something that you know is good for your health today, walk upstairs and use the bathroom up there instead of the one twelve feet from you, take the stairs instead of the elevator or drink a glass of water in place of the juice or diet soda. Whatever you did that was good for yourself, do it again tomorrow, then again the next day and keep that up until its a glass of water that you go for first, or you notice that you are taking the stairs more often than the elevator and before you know it you will have another habit in your repertoire but instead of cookies it will be stairs or H2O and viola! see I told you they were the same.

Every choice that we make on a daily basis is exactly that, a choice, some are easier to make than others and many of them are habits some good some bad but all are yours to decide which way to go.

So which side of the force will you choose young Padowan?

As Ever
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NATIVECOURAGE 5/20/2010 10:36PM

    Congrats on becoming a popular SP blogger, brother!

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    Congrats on becoming a popular SP blogger, brother!

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TONISTRELEC 5/19/2010 9:18AM

    Great blog

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RAGGARWALAX 5/16/2010 10:49AM

    Excellent blog! It is tough to make conscious decisions all the time but when it is about your health, then the effort needs to be made. I am also trying to make more of my decisions/choices deliberate ones for the better.

Thank you!

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ANDRINE48 5/16/2010 7:39AM

    An excellent reminder-I would rather have good habits than bad ones. Today I am going to start another good one. emoticon

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MALZARD 5/15/2010 2:58AM

    Thanks emoticon

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MALZARD 5/15/2010 2:57AM

    Thanks emoticon

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PERKINSSISTERS 5/15/2010 12:28AM

  I woke up this a.m. feeling tired and sore. Decided to take the day off. But then I had some carrot cake, maybe 1 oz (118 calories according to nutrition tracker). So then, I decided I better take a walk. Oh, it's too cold right now to walk. So, I decided to try out an exercise video on the tv. I did 35 minutes. That felt pretty good, so I decided to try an abs video on tv, 15 minutes worth. That felt pretty good and I was warmed up well by then. So I decided to take a 30 minute walk that turned into a 45 minute walk. So, I guess that even though I made a not so good choice, I followed up with some good choices after that!

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GOSPELCLOWN 5/15/2010 12:08AM

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BELLABANANAS 5/15/2010 12:01AM

    darn

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FLASH1950 5/14/2010 11:59PM

  thank you obiwan, just what i needed! new habits the hardest thing to develop for this ole couch-sitter!

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BLOOMING52 5/14/2010 10:21PM

    Awesome

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CYNTHIAHOARD 5/14/2010 9:53PM

    Good dialogue on beating bad habits by developing good ones!

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DEANNASCARP 5/14/2010 9:19PM

    You've got it figured out.

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JANNISH 5/14/2010 8:10PM

  I still struggle with getting to the gym but I never regret it!

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ANGIE3925 5/14/2010 6:54PM

    thanks for such an inspiring and honest blog! you have a great and realistic attitude! it is easy enough to just grab something on your way by from the fridge. i used to do that, until i joined a gym and made getting healthy a priority. my whole family is so supportive of me. they would rather see me taking care of myself,getting and staying healthy than to have me go back to how i was before. have a fantastic day!

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JSFORSELL 5/14/2010 5:47PM

    Great blog-when i went to the gym last night i almost talked myself out of it-too tired, too much to do, but I caught thinking the exact same thing you are writing about-its easy to slip right back out of a good habit-I could skip last night and then miss today cuz it's friday etc, etc. I could almost see myself not being in the exercize habit -we do it for health and happiness and long life-treating our selves well with good habits is what it is all about

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KRISTY_704 5/14/2010 5:21PM

    Thanks!

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BIBLIOMANE40 5/14/2010 5:04PM

    I think I'm going to have to steal - uh, I mean borrow a quote from you if I may

"Whatever you did that was good for yourself, do it again tomorrow"

Of course I will credit you! But that is just what I need to see on a daily basis to keep me going!

Such an inspiration as always --

Sherry

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CATTI53 5/14/2010 5:02PM

    Thanks for the reminder. A habit is a habit whether good or bad and I'm going to continue to reinforce the good ones and begin some new ones as well!

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1974SABBY 5/14/2010 4:21PM

    I use to open the refrigerator and peer inside all the time even if it was only 30 min later, like the faerie was going to put something different in there. I really like reading your blogs. Thanks

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LOYC69 5/14/2010 3:57PM

    Thanks Very Inspiring, needed the lift!

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ADANA2009 5/14/2010 3:46PM

    good stuff! every day i have to make myself get out of bed and go jogging, but its so worth it when i go, and i know im doing myself a favor

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JAMGIRL8 5/14/2010 3:16PM

    Thanks!!

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MOCACHOC 5/14/2010 3:07PM

    Thank You for the reminder. We all need it. It can slip our minds ever so quickly when we want something so bad that's not good for us. The good always out weighs the bad stuff. You want progress then do the Right Thing.

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50PLUSBABY 5/14/2010 2:34PM

  Funny I do the sticker on the sink thing too. Thanks for the blog, challenging us to make good habits.

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TRISHAJANELLE 5/14/2010 2:30PM

    I can't tell you how many times I've opened the refrigerator or pantry and just stood there staring at it's contents, then thinking to myself "Why am I even in here? I was on my way to get the mail." I'd rather compulsively go for a walk! Where is that compulsion?

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NYARAMULA 5/14/2010 2:00PM

    Great blog, thanks for sharing.

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NELLIEJO1 5/14/2010 1:59PM

  What does it take to see those habits as life or death matters? To stop saying "Oh, just this once..". What does it take to be very alert to what one is doing and to say "NO" I don't want to do this anymore? So often I feel like I am reaching for food or turning away from the walk without really being alert to what I am doing. I ACT like I don't really want to see change badly enough but I do!

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WHEREIS170 5/14/2010 1:46PM

    Thanks for the great post. :) and have a great weekend. Me, you'll find me in the garden digging and mixing the flower beds.

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TERFREE 5/14/2010 1:30PM

    So simple when you put it that way, thanx

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LIZZYMITCH 5/14/2010 12:58PM

    excellent point. well made

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LOLLIE62 5/14/2010 12:53PM

    You described it well. There may be some people who can eat a bite of something and quit, but I'm not one of them. I tried to control smoking that way an failed. Finally, I went cold turkey and stopped. I'm likely to slide over to eating anything that isn't nailed down when I start with a small amount of food or caloric drink and think I can control it!

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ROBIGG 5/14/2010 12:12PM

    Great blog! Thanx

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CHINADASH 5/14/2010 12:06PM

    you know the slippery slope can also be so appealing at times ,My sled started to slide,when I decided to eat my butterfinger o,k just a half Ill say. Than there goes the other half. I ate another next day same. gained 4lbs by the way. And I can feel every pound I put on .Damn it! I am so psst at myself.Feeling blue but still true to keeping on. Everyone deserves a setback right?Keep on keeping on. emoticon

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THERESAC40 5/14/2010 11:54AM

    That's so true!! I like the stickers on the sink. That's a cool way to keep track of the fruit you've eaten during the course of a day, like have a goal of 2 or 3 or 4 or more!!! Thanks for your inspiring words.

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NACHOSMAMA 5/14/2010 11:34AM

    You are so right about the slippery slope of bad habits. I have been sliding with my eating this week. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I will work on tilting the slope the other direction.

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KARENTOO2 5/14/2010 11:20AM

    I really appreciate the recognition that breaking good habits must logically be just as hard as breaking bad habits. Gives me even more incentive to keep my Streaks running! I want my new good habits to become so well-established that they are very hard to break...
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KLONG8 5/14/2010 11:17AM

    Your insight is right on. Every time I play fast and loose with my activities I pay for it for days! Overeating one night seems to rev my appetite for the next two days. Eating chips with lunch is a trap...I want more and then I do it again the next day. So I like your idea - decide on healthy habits and work hard to establish them. Thanks!

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BWILBUR25 5/14/2010 11:12AM

    Perfect! Thanks for the reminder!

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MSNICHOLS39 5/14/2010 8:45AM

    Just what I need to hear today.
Andrea

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PRINCESSKIANE 5/14/2010 8:36AM

    great blog! you've given me inspiration! :)

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SSCHULTZ59 5/14/2010 8:21AM

    Nice blog and so true.. it takes no effort to continue a bad habit but it does take work to change a bad habit.. sometimes it is very hard.. but it will be worth it in the end. it takes 21 times to make something a habit.. if we stay focused we can do it.
Thank you

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BECKYROY052204 5/14/2010 7:05AM

  Amazing post, just what I needed. I have been trying to talk myself out of going to the gym all morning!

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BLOOMING52 5/14/2010 2:50AM

    Thank you.

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ANNASPARKY 5/13/2010 11:56PM

    And I thought those fruit stickers were only on our kitchen sink! emoticon

Seriously, you are so right - every choice we make matters!

Thanks for a great blog! emoticon

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BETTERMOMMA 5/13/2010 8:48AM

    Another great blog! You are a true artist with your words of encouragement!

I like Veman1's idea about the calendar! Maybe turn it into a competition with wify?

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TROPHYWIFE2B 5/13/2010 8:42AM

    Hmmm, I remember removing those two stickers from the sink last night. And the habit I had to break, was to swear at you in my mind. :) Now I just throw them in the garbage (that is right UNDER the sink) with no thought at all!

You're right though, and I feel, if I wasn't removing fruit/veggie stickers off the sink edge every day, I would be running out to get you a "treat" every day. And the latter is not a habit I want you to have, ever again!

Love you,
Wify

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NIXIE27 5/13/2010 8:34AM

    I find your blogs very inspirational and to the point. You are right, our bad habits had to start somewhere, and we CAN change them for the better!

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I appreciate you..

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


To say that I was worked like an animal yesterday where exercise is the subject would be an understatement and surprisingly enough I am not sore this morning. I woke up and decided that some calisthenics were in order so I did some push ups on the stairs in my hallway followed by crunches, dips and some triceps extensions with some dumbbells that I have at the house. My daughter and I went for a walk before school and though it was only about a mile and a half I carried the 45 pound darling for part of it and then we did some light yard work before I head off to the gym. At the gym I rode the stationary bike for 20 minutes covering 7.5 virtual miles and then it was time for some weights, I lifted for about 45 minutes and then onto the treadmill for 25 minutes. After dinner I gathered the whole family up and bolted the new trailer to my bike and we rode to a nearby playground to let the animals kids play for a bit, its just under 5 miles round trip but there are some very mean hills on the way and towing a trailer along with my 45 pound daughter made them that much more of a challenge.

A day like that when I was much heavier would have very likely left me dead...what am I saying, a day like that would not have been possible. When we got to the playground I was chatting with wify and thinking about how something as simple as riding a couple miles away on a bike to let the kids play on a playground was not a possibility a short time ago and about all of the things that I must have missed out on because of the weight. Its amazing how when you weigh as much as a sports bike that you don't even see all of what you are missing because of convincing yourself that its other things, anything but the weight. When I was heavier I hated the summer weather, the slightest up in humidity had me sitting in front of the air conditioner with a double gulp cup full of cherry coke in one hand and the tv remote control in the other trying not to move more than it took to push the button and raise the cup to mouth. Now I can't wait for it to get warmer out so that I can spend as much time outside as possible on my bike, hiking, playing with the kids and that list goes on for a good long while.

Not being leashed to a 20 foot radius and inside the house is just normal for people and yet knowing how it feels to have that leash on is a reality for me as well as many other people that struggle with weight, it truly is a disability. At 500 plus pounds we can trick ourselves into believing that we are living but other than the fact that we are breathing we aren't really doing much living because missing out on everything that is happening around us is more than depressing so its no wonder that so many people including myself get caught up in that downward swirling vortex. Why do we get to this point? how can someone let them self get that far gone? I was there and I still don't have that answer, its sort of like a little bit at a time and one day reality pops up and slaps you in the face and you realize that you need to turn sideways to get into the bathroom, holy $hit when did this happen to me? Pushing the limits of a 6XL shirt and starting to think about buying a 7XL? Seven extra large, say it out loud and you have to wonder just how big is that? I never made it into a 7XL but this size is out there and in my mind I was covered because what the hell is one more size when you are that big right? besides the big and fat shop carries it so I'm good to go.

I can remember sitting on the couch and actually waiting until the last minute to get up and go to the bathroom, or timing things so that I would only have to get up once and get my sandwich, the game controller, the giant glass of milk, hit the head and adjust the angle of the fan all on one trip so that I wouldn't have to get up twice. True enough I have/had a back injury that gave me more pain than if I was just that big and it was a huge factor in why I gained so much so quick but that's still just an excuse, just because my back hurt didn't mean that I had to eat like I was three people but I suppose that's all a part of it. We can't do what we want to and food is instant gratification and does not judge and takes minimal effort to get all of that tasty goodness down the hatch so its the last resort for pleasure and bamn! the next thing we know we are wondering just how far gone we are and contemplating getting surgery to force some discipline onto our self.

A simple bike ride to the park and I can honestly say that I appreciate the smaller things today more than I ever have, I can appreciate the effort that it takes for me to push myself up that hill on my bike without stopping for a break. I can look at the 350 pound woman at the gym and smile because I know the heart that it takes for her to walk into that gym day after day and bust her ass no matter who may be looking at her, or the 400 pound guy on the treadmill walking at 2.0 mph because that's what he can handle at this point in his journey. I know first hand the effort that has to go into taking on a fight like this and one hundred percent admire every person out there that chooses to take their life back and not just sit there hoping that things change but instead forcing things to change and not taking anything less than total success for an answer.

I look back at what I have done and appreciate the gift that I have given to myself.

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SLIMTHICK2 10/2/2010 10:34AM

    Wow that's all I can say and also emoticon emoticon

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GATORJOY 8/14/2010 9:03AM

    Whew! emoticon

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ERNURSERN 5/17/2010 6:02PM

    You are a wonderful inspiration...I needed to read this today!! I have been feeling less "sparky" recently and have forgotten how far I have come...I needed this !!! Thank you so much!!

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MAMATOMIA 5/16/2010 5:10PM

    You rock

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LINDABENEDICT 5/16/2010 2:11PM

    such a great blog, and a great effort on your part !

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MUMSKI 5/16/2010 9:54AM

    Loved your blog. I am going to show it to my husband and hope it inspires him to get motivated. Well done!

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LUREAH21 5/16/2010 8:59AM

    I got your blog through the friend feed, just want to say it is so inspiring and wonderful to hear of your positive success and outlook.
I wish I could get my mom on SP to read this and possibly get motivated.

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JUDYPETE1 5/16/2010 8:16AM

    I appreciate your blog. well said!!

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DDOORN 5/16/2010 12:32AM

    Oh YEAH!! Know all those feelings SO WELL!

Just blogged the other day on how when the weather hits 85 even 95 folks around me are DYING and I'm just LOVING IT! I can remember SO WELL dying a throusand times OVER in the heat!

Had a heckuva day today riding my bike around 22 miles and jogging / walking another 5...life just can't get much sweeter...!

Don

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JANIEWWJD 5/15/2010 11:49PM

    Hey, good job. Wonderful attitude!!!!!!!!!

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ANGEL1066 5/15/2010 10:29PM

    I shared your blog with my husband, who lost 150 lbs. & has now regained over 50lbs of them back. I'm hoping he recaptures the vision. Great job!

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GETTINGFITN2007 5/15/2010 7:02PM

    Great blog....lots of things to think about. Congratulations for having your leash unhooked. I'm passing this on to my husband in hopes that it will click with him.

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LLEEINIA 5/15/2010 6:02PM

    One of my best friend's husband is wearing that leash and has been for years now. His excuse is bad knees. He sits in his recliner and plans those bathroom trips around his trips to the kitchen to refresh his cocktail and maybe get a snack. He doesn't want to hear me tell him about how just a little exercise would help him, he's given up and it breaks my heart. I'm so glad you are taking back your life while you are young and your kids have such a wonderful dad to look up to. You are truly an inspiration.

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NANHBH 5/15/2010 5:36PM

    You are a gift to all of us! Keep on blogging. We need to hear what you have to share.

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HMMILLER007 5/15/2010 4:16PM

    This was fantastic! You're doing so great, and I bet you inspire others around you everyday!
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RENECHAR 5/15/2010 1:14PM

    I read your blog, I thought that you are in a great place. Keep up the good work and get outside with the kids! You are inspiring and I like your attitude. emoticon

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GLOMER 5/15/2010 1:11PM

    Great motivational - you are someone I would want in my corner!! emoticon

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WEGENERCS 5/15/2010 10:38AM

    The one thing I have learned during the course of my own weight loss journey: respect for the other guy. I have a 100lb. weight loss goal. A small amount when compared with some. When I see a very large man or woman out walking in the park, I admire them so much. It takes courage and guts for them and I don't ever want to be a part of demeaning their effort. What a story you share. My sincere thanks for encouraging my personal effort.

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SPARKNMOM 5/15/2010 7:16AM

    Wow...amazing blog.

My aunt, who is over 400 pounds, is right now lying in the hospital giving up due to the myriad of problems and pain that befallen her. Your likening obesity to living on a leash nearly brought me to tears - because I see that as her life and I'm so so sad about all she's missed out on.

I also LOVE how you're cheering on those who are beginners. Those who have to start with minimal movement because that in itself is a major feat. I began to run a year ago and have not run lately due to my "lack of time"....but you're right - if you want it, you'll do it despite all obstacles. I'm definitely going to go for a run today - and I'll take my kiddos w/ me.

Love this blog - so glad I came across it....

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PCALLAO28 5/14/2010 8:52PM

    Very moving blog! Thanks so much for sharing. I needed that!
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WENDYSPARKS 5/14/2010 8:19AM

    You are a great motivator for me! Enjoy the day and see you on Spark!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/14/2010 8:03AM

    This is the reason that you have such a tremendous following. You give us the day-by-day struggles and mountain top successes.

Thank you for being you.

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JAMER123 5/13/2010 11:47PM

    Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing you thoughts. They are really right on. Keep up the great work and don't look back.

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FATESLADY 5/13/2010 10:00PM

    Thank you. I have never allowed my weight to get so out of control, and I struggle with having compassion for severely overweight people. This post will help.

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ALICIA214 5/13/2010 9:33PM

 

What a great inspiration you are . GOD LOVE YOU.

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SCHNAUZERGIRL 5/13/2010 7:37PM

    Definitely a great blog. Thank you for sharing

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THESLOWESTLOSER 5/13/2010 6:42PM

    This is one of the most inspiring things I've read in quite a while. Many thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work!

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1974SABBY 5/13/2010 6:02PM

    I've learned that when you look at someone you don't know at what point they started from. Some people poke fun of a 200 pound woman ( trust me I know this first hand ) and for all they know that person was 400 pounds. I use to hate going outside to workout. Now I love going outside, my bf and I play tennis ( 2 hrs 3 times a week when the weather is nice ) Sounds like you had a great day and was able to work in plenty of opportunities to exercising. Very motivational!

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SPROULLT 5/13/2010 4:10PM

    You need to go on the Biggest Looser Show as a motivator.....

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BRAGS2008 5/13/2010 2:28PM

  You are a true inspiration! Keep up the great work & be good to yourself!

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    good job!!

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  Good job, congratulation

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    Great blog!

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    wonderful

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SCOOTERGIRL 5/13/2010 11:49AM

    AMEN!

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SHANTISHANTI 5/13/2010 10:44AM

    Wow, wow, wow! You are doing an amazing job. Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks for your blog!!!

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    emoticon I really enjoyed your blog.

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  Excellent

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PMWIGGI 5/13/2010 12:26AM

    Wow! It sounds like you love your freedom. Keep up the good work and know the sky's the limit!

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DAVEW175 5/12/2010 11:59PM

    Great Post... Thanks!

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The weekend review and some gardening.

Monday, May 10, 2010

This weekend flew by! I went over calories every day this weekend including Friday, We went to see Iron man 2 Friday night and it was at the drive in so we brought our own snacks which helped keep the calories under control but I did go over budget by one pear so not so bad when I say that I went over but over is over. Saturday night wify ran out for a sundae and I stayed home but the more that I thought about it the more I wanted one! a quick call on the cell later I was in for a small cup of mocha ice cream, at least I opted for the cup in place of a cone right? Then Sunday lets just say that I was over by about 250 calories and that's all I got to say about Sunday.

Getting to the gym Friday went as scheduled and as I mentioned I picked my daughter up from school on my bike with the new trailer that I picked up so the weekend was off to a good start. Saturday I didn't really do anything that I would call exercise besides making a garden bed in my yard and framing it out with stones and a land scape tie and planting some veggies which as it turns out may end up being bad timing. I planted 3 types of tomatoes, some green bell peppers and some zucchini but the next day we had high winds and the temp dropped into the 30's over night, luckily I did think to cover the newly planted veggies with some buckets so hopefully there are no issues. I was going to plant some watermelons at my daughters request but am going to hold off until next week for that with the week that we have lined up weather wise as its suppose to be below 32 degrees over night for a couple nights and this way I have a bed to make next weekend so more movement. Sunday we pretty much lounged around all day and I did absolutely nothing that I would call exercise but I am ok with that as it was after all Mommy's day.


My three tomato plants.


The new bed that I put in with the three zucchini plants and the two pepper plants.


Random shot of the garden and a birdhouse that lives there.

This morning I weighed in at 311.4 lbs which is .2 higher than Friday but Saturday I was down to 309.6 lbs and that shall be chalked up to fluctuation. I am planning to hit the gym kind of hard this week and see where I get by Friday with the new calorie range and a good solid week of gym workouts and if the weather cooperates I will add some bike rides in by picking my daughter up from school as we both enjoyed that.

Something did happen this weekend that was unexpected as well as a great non scale victory for me in a department store. Sunday we ran out for no real reason and ended up in a JcPenny just wandering around and wify saw a display of Adidas tee shirts and started flipping through them and said "Here are some 2XL shirts honey you should try one on" blah I thought, these will never fit me. My blah thought was because I have 3 of these exact same shirts but in 3XL and though they are starting to get big on me still fit and look acceptable, sort of but I did agree to try them on and I am glad that I did. These shirts were not in the big guy section, they were just on a rack in the mens athletic section and the regular old run of the mill 2XL fit me just fine and then I noticed the price, $14.99 per shirt, what is this madness? how can a shirt that fits me cost less than $25.00?? I ended up getting two shirts. I did notice that I could have gotten a 3XL version of this shirt in the big guys section for $19.99 and with that I seem to have slid a little closer to being normal sized.

With that normal sized thing coming up I think that I need to figure out a way to see myself for the size that I am now and now how I use to look but am having a hard time with that. Friday night while we were at the drive in there was a fella standing outside his car and as I always do I size him up and think "He is about my size" so I say to Wify "Honey, look at that guy there in the gray sweatshirt, is that about how I look?" you know, just for a second opinion. With a roll of her eyes in the way that only a loving wife can do she says "Ok, you are not allowed to do that any more alright?" do what??? I ask "ask me if you are as big as this guy or that guy, especially when you pick guys that are much bigger than you, You know that you are smaller now so just stop it" and I honestly don't see myself as small as Wify does apparently.

Why is it so difficult to get past weight? why is it that though I can obviously see a difference in how I look that I still see myself much bigger in minds eye? I am 225 pounds less in physical size than I was 2 years ago and yet I still see myself as a big ol round fella most times and I am unsure how to get past that feeling. I see people like Sean or the other Tony (links to their blogs are here zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/ )and they look amazing! I have been reading these guys blogs for a good while now and they also have lost more than 200 pounds each but unlike me I can see them and not think they look big at all. Its true that they are both at or extremely close to their goal weight but I am only about 50 pounds more than Sean yet going off of his photos I look much bigger. Perhaps its something that I just need to get use to, you know being smaller and accept that I possibly look smaller than my minds eye tells me because I honestly thought that the fella at the drive in and me were pretty close in size but going off of the look on Wifys face and her reaction my vision could be off.

Long winded and random for the Monday morning post but like every day I have no clue what I am going to write until I start typing and sometimes it goes long so there you have it. This week should be a decent one barring anything outside of my control and I am still focused so with a tad bit of luck and a whole load of hard work we will see where I end up come Friday for a weight.

Thats all I got for today.

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TEASJOURNEY 5/11/2010 11:30AM

    Relatively new to your blogs...I read one and then looked at your photos and thought 'wow he's lost a lot of weight' not knowing the exact amount. I secretly hoped to look so good when I got off some of my weight! Then I went on to read another blog which did say your weight and goal...and I totally surprised...to the outsider you look absolutely fabulous! I'm in the mid 200's and only hoped to look that good! Choose today to tell yourself I'm looking good - and soon you will start to believe it!

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BAYBELIEVER 5/11/2010 10:43AM

    Love your garden! Good luck with them. I had always heard in regards to body image that when you gain weight it takes a few years for your body space perception to change (thus why we bump into things more because we don't realize we are going to hit them). The same thing happens when we lose weight. You are probably still sucking in your gut to get by a chair in a restaurant when you don't need to. I am sure you mind will adjust but it takes time.

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PRAYING4THIN 5/11/2010 9:54AM

    When I was in high school I lost almost 50 pounds. Though I weighed 123 pounds I still saw myself as the 168 pound girl I was before the loss. I couldn't get past it and I think it had a little something to do with why I gained my weight back, I pray that you can begin to see yourself for what you have accomplished and accepting what you are becoming and not look at the past you, really work on that so you don't have any issues later on down the road. Its never easy getting over that mental picture we have of ourselves at our heaviest! Good luck!

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ABRIDGESRNC 5/11/2010 8:40AM

    It's always interesting to find out what your internal "picture" is. My Grandmother at 95 said her internal picture was a 16 year old - she was always surprised when she looked in the mirror.

It's a big deal moving into the regular size racks - congrats! (Of course the women would focus on thtat!)

And your garden looks great.

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WOOKIE68 5/10/2010 8:56PM

    I get the same feeling- Am I still overweight? I asked that question in a post and someone said it was called "fat-lag". I thought that was funny! I have been at goal for over a year and it is getting more real now! You do look great. Nice garden.

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PSMITH3841 5/10/2010 3:21PM

    The Garden looks good...love the birdhouse! 2XL a regular guy size...How about that! Good Job! emoticon

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DEREKCSIMMONS 5/10/2010 2:26PM

    Great garden and congrats on the "save!" We spent a part of this weekend with bedsheets covering great swaths of the gardens at my house!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/10/2010 2:07PM

    Hope you manage to stay warm this week. The garden is looking great.

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CINCYDORA 5/10/2010 1:35PM

    Congrats on the smaller size and moving into the 'regular' section of the store. The body image should align with your actual size over time. Just keep working on it.

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JUSTAGURL2335 5/10/2010 12:48PM

    I do the same thing allll the time! I used to ask my ex "am I like the same size as that girl or?"...he hated it and refused to answer. Now I ask my daughters LOL...they just say "you aren't fat mommy, you're pretty"...which is so sweet and I love them for it, but not really the answer to my question LOL. It's kind of scary that I have no real idea how I look, even though I spend all day thinking about it and looking in the mirror many times a day.

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JLUVSHIKIN 5/10/2010 12:04PM

    I am so glad that I took pictures of my before. The mental picture is so hard to shake. My clothes are smaller, my measurements are smaller and the scale numbers are smaller. Am I smaller in my head? No WAY! If I didn't have something to compare current images to, I never would believe in even the tiniest way that my body size is smaller. Weird isn't it?

Thanks for a great blog and congratulations on finding clothes in the regular section!

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/10/2010 11:59AM

    Getting into the "normal" size is a big step. Like your garden and especially the bird house



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VALERIEMAHA 5/10/2010 11:51AM

    The mind part of the mind-body connection is not inconsequential, as STLRZGRRL said... and THAT'S the truth!!! I think that changing the mind is as important as changing the body!

Rock on!
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TAMMIE1006 5/10/2010 11:41AM

    congrats on holding steady despite no formal exercise over the weekend! i saw the same movie (along with half the country it seems), loved it

no surprise that you're fitting into smaller sizes, so much easier to shop now that you can go to mainstream stores now!! have fun!

have a great week - enjoy the bike rides with your daughter!!
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HHILDE99 5/10/2010 11:38AM

    I'm starting to have that normal feeling about buying clothes too! It's amazing and scary at the same time! I haven't been in normal sizes for over 15 years..wow half my life! I also try to size up against other women and ask my boyfriend if I'm tat size, I've been picking larger than me sizes too!

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STLRZGRRL 5/10/2010 11:27AM

    Ya. That distorted body image thing is a bugger to shake...

Letting myself get as heavy as I did proved to me that it works both ways... when I saw the picture that "did it" for me... I was truly asotnished at how bad I let things get...

The mind part of the mind-body connection is not inconsequential... and you're gonna get that part... I know you will.




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JBMT08 5/10/2010 11:23AM

    Yeah, I get what you mean about understanding what you look like versus seeing what you are in the mirror. I lost weight a few years ago and then gained it back. Now, I look at the pics, and I'm like...I was smaller (probably lost about 40 pounds...wasnt "scaling" it then...going by how my clothes fit or hung. I think it takes a while for our mental pics of ourselves to re-adjust to what is really visible. I hope you get to the point where you do see yourself as the size that you are. BTW, love the garden!!!

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NWFL59 5/10/2010 11:22AM

    Enjoyed your story about your non-victory. Internal self image is a tricky thing as for myself, I have a different internal viewpoint, I tend to see myself a lot smaller than I actually am and that causes me frustration when I do shop for clothes or see myself in the mirror and realize the fat man llooking back is me.
Congratulations on getting your garden started, hope every thing makes.

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 5/10/2010 11:08AM

  "Honey, look at that guy there in the gray sweatshirt, is that about how I look?"

My husband asks me this all the time as well. He went from 300+ (didn't have a scale that would weigh him) to around 200ish. He always picks out guys that are larger than himself to compare him to. For a while, I thought it was vanity - that he just wanted me to tell him that he was smaller, but I really do believe that he still seem himself that way some days.

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ELIZABETH525 5/10/2010 11:00AM

    I think not understanding how you to look to others is normal. I am the same way, asking my husband is that how I look, comparing myself to other people at the stores. He says I look nothing like any of them. For me...it is hard because who I am mentally does not match what I see physically. Like...I see this person in the mirror and it is a stranger. I have no idea who it is because that is not my own image I imagine of myself. I think the main thing is to just accept yourself and try not to compare yourself to others. Your body structure is not necc. the same as someone who weighs exactly the same because they might hold their weight in a different area, giving them the illusion of weighing less or weighing more. Just keep up the awesome work!

And by the way your garden looks awesome!

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SERENITYKC 5/10/2010 10:54AM

    Your gardens are beautiful, and congrats on the Non-Scale Victory!

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GIG2828 5/10/2010 10:42AM

    I love your complete honesty with yourself. It is awesome to see and why you are a success! You really are that much smaller. I know its hard to believe but we all see it! Great job! Keep it up!

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Mister 97%

Friday, May 07, 2010


Apparently someone was offended that I used the big bad F word in a post even though I did the typical #^%$^ instead of the word and reported my post from Tuesday. I was asked by spark to edit the post so I did, I get it rules is rules is rules BUT I may start posting most of my posts on my blogspot page only in the near future all the same.

I write my blog from my perspective in my words and for someone to actually get offended at what was there is childish to me and to actually taddletale...er report an "implied" big bad adult word that starts with a F...... silly is my opinion.

A lot of you know that I post on my blogspot page Here zeusmeatball.blogspot.com/ and that's where I started my blog and I cross post here on spark because I have made plenty of friends here and its cool that people can take from my experiences positive things, if anyone is interested in the uncensored me please take a look.

The blog in question was one of the "Voted Popular Blog Post" blogs also, just wanted to toss that in there.

~~Todays post actually starts here~~

Weighing in this morning I realized that sometimes no matter what I do that the weight will do what its going to do and worrying about it is a waste of my time as long as I know that I am doing what I need to. I am down 225 pounds from day one and most of that time the weight fell in a downward direction, there were ups here and there but as long as I did what I needed to and stuck to my guns it has come off, this week I do not have a new low weight, in fact I am 2 pounds higher than my lowest weight coming in at 311.2 pounds. Am I gonna sweat a 2 pound up from my lowest point? not even for a second, especially knowing that it was a 6 pound up in the beginning of the week, my weight has been all over the place the last few weeks and part of that I understand and this week will be different and I predict a new low come next Friday.

I have bumped up the work in the gym a bit, I am not spending any more time at the gym but I did up the intensity level of everything that I do, on the bike I have brought my average rpm's up, the treadmill the mph and incline have increased and the arc trainer's strides per minute are higher now. Eating 1900 calories in place of 1700 has got me nervous but I have to at least give it a chance before I go back to the lower number because I should be able to drop the pounds with a 1900 calorie budget.



This afternoon I will get a ride into my day on my bike because I picked up a kids bike trailer off of craigslist to see if my daughter will let me pull her to school in it and I have to give it a test ride. My daughter weighs 45 pounds and then whatever the trailer weighs, that paired with the hills that I live on I am not sure that I will actually be able to pull her all the way to school but its a way to sneak free exercise into my days so I gotta try it out.

Wify gets frustrated at me from time to time, and that means on a daily basis because she says that I don't finish things, and that's not what you might think. I have a habit of leaving the last bite of something in the box like cereal, I will not finish a box, I always leave a bit in the bottom and then it sits there until she tosses it or one of the kids wants a handful of cereal. I leave the silverware in the strainer after putting all of the rest of the dishes away and I leave tiny bits of jelly and peanut butter in the jars, I do this with lots of things and she was frustrated one evening and we were talking about this phenomenon and I said "you should be happy with the 97% that I do, a lot of husbands don't even do that" ok that was a bad idea but I said it. Since then we have joked about this 97% thing that I do and I was thinking about my weight loss and it dawned on me that I am almost there and this last few pounds that I need to lose may just be that last bit of jelly in the jar or the silverware sitting in the strainer but on a different level.

I have a ways to go before I am at my goal weight but getting there is my priority one right now and nothing will stop me from running through that finish line with the tape across my chest. Eat well, Drink much and move often is the plan, I am 225 pounds into this and I have this thing that I do where I am mister 97% but this time I am not stopping at 97, I'm going all the way because I have to.

I think that I just became mister 100%...

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HPYGRL09 5/10/2010 11:21AM

    Interesting to hear this from a guy's point of view. Never realized guys do this too. All the big guys I have known seemed to be either oblivious or quite proud of their size. I looked at your pictures.....OMG, you look fantastic. What an accomplishment. What a wonderful thing you have done for yourself and your family! Stay healthy, you are an inspiration.

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TX.PATRICIA 5/10/2010 9:39AM

    Please don't stop posting your blogs, here, Blogspot is blocked on my work PC, I can only read them here, and I enjoy them!!

You are doing great, some folks just need to get a life!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/9/2010 9:41AM

    It's crazy that one of your blogs gets reported. Don't stop posting here because of the great inspiration that you are.



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VEMAN1 5/8/2010 11:44AM

    Well, all I have to say is firetruck! Anyway, nice to hear your resolve. The ups and downs are your body reminding you of needs. Keep it real. And, never stop being you!

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BIGGIRL2082010 5/8/2010 8:25AM

    Silly people. They've not heard of just moving on? Sigh.

97%, huh? That's a GOOD number. But I have to ask, why NOT the other 3 percent? :) My niece and nephew do that, too ... leave just the tiniest smidgeon of something in a box or jar, and not tell mom that it's "over" ... so everyone has a disappointing surprise the next time they try to get some of whatever. I'm thinking it's because the kiddies don't like throwing away the containers - is this going to be a habit they take with them when they grow up? :)

I like the bike trailer idea - free exercise is a GREAT bonus! Hope your daughter loved it!

Cheers,
Maya

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JEWLZ13 5/8/2010 7:10AM

    I can't believe someone reported your blog. I could say more about that, but I'm afraid I might be censored! ;)

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LJRW170 5/8/2010 1:42AM

    It is soo irritating that people complain about that. I would say if you have a problem with it, don't read it. Seriously.

Anyways, great blog! You're doing awesome! I'll read your blog cause it sounds good!

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SHOSHANNABD 5/7/2010 11:46PM

    Thank you so much for everything you share with us. I have been reading your blog since I joined Sparkpeople over a year ago and I have to say that you really helped me to reach my goal.

I think anyone who is offended by what you say is probably looking for a way to be offended. Don't sweat it, and please keep inspiring the rest of us.

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MRDPOLING 5/7/2010 7:29PM

    Wow! Are you serious? Sheesh!

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AXISLADY 5/7/2010 3:29PM

    Sorry you had to take time to deal with this. Me....I wasn't offended and I come from the 50's era! I can remember my foks getting excitged cause I said.....rats! Oh well. I for one love to check back here for your blogs. They inspire me every day! Thanks fella.

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CATLADY52 5/7/2010 3:18PM

    I agree with your other posters..those who are offended should get a life and not bother those of us who have one.

Please keep the blogs going because they are sometimes the only thing I have a chance to completely read.

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JOSOP2009 5/7/2010 2:44PM

    If someone really got hung up on one freaking little word, then they probably missed the message of a really good blog post. Don't stop telling your story. The rest of us want, and need, to hear it!

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 5/7/2010 12:48PM

    Ay vey! Oh wait, maybe I shouldn't have wrote that .... lol!

Good luck Mr. 100%!

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TINYC887 5/7/2010 12:36PM

    for all they know the F word coulda been fudge, I use the word flippin a lot,lol

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NWFL59 5/7/2010 11:33AM

    Sorry to read you were asked to edit YOUR blog. Glad you're still here to inspire us and thanks for the reference to your zesus blog. Glad to see you're going for 100% of your goal!!

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DEREKCSIMMONS 5/7/2010 11:28AM

    I didn't know firetruck was an adult word?!?!?!?

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LUCKYONE60 5/7/2010 11:16AM

    Thanks for sharing 100% of yourself with us and PLEASE don't stop posting on SP. You'll figure out how to make that happen - 100% of the time!

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EUGENERUGOSA 5/7/2010 10:52AM

    I also think you give 100% - but, now that you think so too the sky is the limit.

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BETHANYBOO 5/7/2010 10:28AM

    If someone is offended by your posts, they don't have to read your blog. Simple enough. I can't believe people.

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/7/2010 10:27AM

    A blog is personal and you allow us to share in your thoughts and life. For someone to report it...give me a break, next they will tell us what religion we should be, hello...if you don't like it...don't read it.

Keep blogging here please!!!

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CODEMAULER 5/7/2010 9:56AM

    One of my Spark Buddies here has a quote: "Life is tough - wear a helmet." Anyone that's offended really needs to mind their own effort and just stop reading.

Anyhow... the last bit of cereal might make me nuts, too, but I'm guilty of it as well. Growing up, my brother was a "finisher" but never tossed the package. As far as anyone knew, there was something left, but there wasn't! In my book, that's worse.

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Enjoy the trailer and the challenge that you've added to your workout!

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NANASNOW 5/7/2010 9:45AM

    As Abraham Lincoln said, You can't make everyone happy all the time" Or something to that effect. Keep blogging!

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JBMT08 5/7/2010 9:41AM

    Someone seriously reported you?!?! unbelievable!
Anyways, 97% huh? Well, this is the journey that you will break the 97% standard in your life, and make it 100% DONE!!!

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TROPHYWIFE2B 5/7/2010 9:39AM

    Start with babysteps - put the freakin' silverware away!!

Ha ha. Just kidding. Once you get over to the 98%, I think you'll be liberated and nothing will stop you! Not even the last sip of milk.

Love you babe! Keep up the great work.

Wify

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LDY_ALI_79 5/7/2010 9:37AM

    Awh, my husband says the same thing about me too, " I don't finish things." But hey, I'm guilty as charged! emoticon

Best wishes for reaching your goal weight, I'm sure you can do it, you have come a long way!

Take care~
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IONA72 5/7/2010 9:36AM

    Yeah I'm with Laurie5658, Botzzz is a great Sparker we don't want to lose him!

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ABRIDGESRNC 5/7/2010 9:35AM

    I would be sorry to have your posts move over to your blogspot - I do my sparking primarily from work, and blogs are blocked - so I would never see you!

View it as a challenge - think of how many other words you can use that are not "offensive"!

On apositive note - my kids loved their trailer, and we got a lot of rides in that way before they became more independent. Enjoy it!

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TAMMIE1006 5/7/2010 9:28AM

    from reading your blogs, you always give 110%, so what's this 97% CRAP?! (oops, will I be censored, haha!) you KNOW that you can do it, but you have to wrap your head around actually being able to REACH your GOAL! i sabotaged myself right before getting to mine last summer and i'm REALLY hating myself for it now. keep going, you CAN do it!

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 5/7/2010 9:25AM

  I was tattled on for using "sinful" words as well - I, like you, put a disclaimer at the beginning of one of my blogs saying that I would appreciated if the person would act like a grown-up and email me if you find me offensive prior to tattling, or, just don't read my blogs. I probably use more swear words in a day than I used regular ones - I can't help that's who I am.

"I have a habit of leaving the last bite of something in the box like cereal, I will not finish a box, I always leave a bit in the bottom and then it sits there until she tosses it or one of the kids wants a handful of cereal."

I do this all the time too. Even with sandwhiches and prepared food. I'll eat everything except the last bite...

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LAURIE5658 5/7/2010 9:23AM

    Botzzz, I seriously think whoever reported your blog should seriously GET A FLIPPIN LIFE!!! Hear that, Mr./Mrs./Ms. Self-righteous? Leave my Botzzz alone and go find a life!

There, I feel better.

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