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Weighing in on weighing in and a whole lotta moving.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


The weather said to me that if I was going to blog today it would have to be later because there was no way that I was staying inside on a day like today. Just that sentence could have not been said about me two short years ago, weather meant nothing to me, when it was cold outside I had the heater and when it was warm I had my air conditioner and the couch was always under my ass and that was the plan for the day. This morning I went out and installed a couple sections of split rail fence in my front yard as an accent and I will be planting a flower bed around it possibly this weekend as the trend of great weather is suppose to stick around for a couple few days. After cleaning up the mess that I made in the yard I weeded the front garden for a little while only coming in to get a drink then it was off to take my little darling to school in the bike trailer and here I am I find myself with a few minutes so I thought I would pop on here with a post.

I can honestly say that I don't want to waste any of my time sitting idle while the world happens around me, I lived that life for far too long and now that I am very much less limited if at all its all gonna happen on my terms. I did skip going to the gym today because I figure 10 miles of biking on hills pulling a 45 pound kid and a trailer around will fill my need for exercise for the day and in fact I may go out after dinner on a solo ride just to add some more mileage to the night as tomorrow is weigh in day and I did in fact get a new scale yesterday.

The new scale that I picked up cost me twenty six bucks out the door and can weigh a person up to 400 pounds so I should be covered for a good long while on that one. The good news is that it seems to be dialed in pretty much exactly where my old scale is on the weights because my daughter weighs 45.0 on the button so said the old scale and she has weighed that much for at least the last month and a half and when she gets on this one it reports the same exact figure. I stepped on this morning and I am actually up from last week by a fraction of a pound but I was pretty sore from the weights yesterday at the gym and thanks to my son whom thinks its a good idea to creep around the house at 1am and wake everyone in the house up I did not sleep well at all. Wednesdays I stay up a little later because I watch the ultimate fighter and then usually head to bed around midnight so being woke up at 1am and then not being able to fall back asleep for about 45 minutes took a chunk out of my already short night and then I was up at 6:15 thanks again to the stomping of his possibly hooved feet. Either way I am not too worried about tomorrows weigh in I do think that I will have a loss I just really have no idea where the wheel will stop spinning because of my not so good night last night.

So today is turning out to be an awesome day in lieu of my lack of sleep, I got some work done around the house and got a good solid ride in on my bike and will have another when its time to get the little one from school. Tomorrow is anyone's call on whether I lose or not but hopefully I will be able to post up some "what I have lost" images and can record a new low weight. I am down a total of 228 pounds to date and need to get another 31 to hit my first major goal of weighing 275 pounds and after that goal is met I am looking for 267 so that I can say I have lost 50% of my total body weight which is totally insane to me to think that I will have lost that amount when I get there.

Tomorrow shall tell the tale of whether I lost some or not so your going to have to wait until then, That's all I got for today.

As Ever
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PUCKYGIRL 5/21/2010 9:30AM

    Team Liddell or Team Ortiz? Which is the choice for you? I am a Liddell fan, so that is where my loyalty lies. LOL
Good luck with weigh in and I am awaiting your post for it. Keep up the good work, you should be so proud of yourself. We are.
Barb

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/21/2010 8:42AM

    Hope that soreness doesn't mess you up. That bike riding sounds great. Keep it up.

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AXISLADY 5/21/2010 6:25AM

    Uh oh, what happened here??? Page is skewed sideways. Good post

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ASHARON 5/20/2010 9:15PM

    Can not wait to see what the new scale says.

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/20/2010 4:42PM

    Can't wait to see how the new scale will treat you tomorrow

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VEMAN1 5/20/2010 4:13PM

    Nothing like living the good life! I am envious of your weather. Looks like we are stuck in a cloudy, rainy pattern until the weekend. I still haven't stained the pirate ship, too much rain. Although, I am getting top mow the grass twice a week!

Wishing you luck is a waste of time because we both know luck is made not bestowed; and you have made your spark the center piece of your lifestyle.

Live Free. Be at Peace.
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FOXXYROXXYD 5/20/2010 3:37PM

    Good luck on the weigh in - I'm sure it will be a loss! We just got a new scale too as we had been using our Wii. The new one shows that hubby and I still have a couple of pounds to lose from our two weeks of travel and frivolity - hopefully we will be back to where we started tomorrow too! Fingers crossed for us all! :)

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MILNE81 5/20/2010 3:09PM

    Can't wait to read about the weigh in results tomorrow! Glad you went and bought the scale!

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DIANE929 5/20/2010 2:36PM

    WOW...So proud of you!!! emoticon emoticon

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NBJAGGAL 5/20/2010 2:30PM

    This inspires me...lost over 200 lbs.......that is AMAZING!!!

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Addiction comes in many forms..

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hi my name is Zeusmeatball and I am an addict....to the scale.. My scale is not working and I have to say that its driving me insane. Yesterday when I came home from the gym I stepped onto the scale to see where I was and nothing on the display, hmmm batteries must have died no worries I can weigh myself later. Fast forward to later and new batteries were placed into my cold black friend and still nothing, she is kaput and its been two days since I have been able to check my weight and I can't stand it. I am a daily weigher, EVERY morning only after using the bathroom and before I eat breakfast I step on to see where I am and not being able to do that since yesterday is bothering me way more than I thought that it would if ever I was not near a scale, what ever will I do?

I have a couple choices, A.) Go buy a new scale at Walmart or the likes, after all I can use normal people scales now so I have what you normal sized folk call options, or B.) Weigh myself at the gym later but then I am in clothing and its an afternoon weigh in which tells me nothing really because I am all over the place in the afternoons usually (yes I weigh myself more than once per day) or C.) don't worry about it at all and wait for the warranty scale to get here in the mail after of course I find my receipt and warranty paperwork for the scale that I have and send this one in, yeah like that's going to happen, so..I find myself looking at some options.



I mentioned that I weigh myself multiple times per day and thats true, I usually weigh myself in the am, then again after I get home from the gym and again right before bed and these different times tell me different things. The morning weigh in tells me exactly where I stand with my weight and is usually only fractionally different from the previous morning whether its up or down and this is the most important weigh in for me. The afternoon post gym workout is purely because I am nuts and addicted to checking my number on the scale and is usually only a pound or so over my am weigh in and if its more than that I usually drink more that day but it really is an unnecessary step on the scale. My before bed time weigh in tells me where I am going to be in the am and is usually not off my much at all, I tend to drop 3 to 3.5 pounds over night between my am trip to the little boys room and just night time burn off so it gives me an idea of how my morning will look. I promise you that I am not like this all of the time but when I am looking for a number, oh you know the 200's I tend to get scale happy and am on more than I want to admit for fear of being put into a 12 step program.

I will figure the scale out and will likely have a new one because I don't want to wait for warranty paperwork and mail etc etc to happen before I weigh myself again, yes the 550 pound limit scale that I bought has a 30 year warranty on it which is nice but I honestly don't know if I have that paperwork. Anyways, onto normal stuff and off of the broken scale, Yesterday I did about an hour of gardening in the morning before it started raining and I did miss out on my afternoon bike ride because of rain but made up for that at the gym. I got in 65 minutes of cardio yesterday by doing 25 minutes on the stationary bike, 20 on the arctrainer and 20 on the treadmill 6.5% incline 3.4mph so I feel good about the exercise for the day. I have also started doing my push ups at night again because I don't remember why I stopped and since there was no reason I figured they needed to be added in again so hopefully they help keep some muscle from leaving my chest.

My intake came in at 1910 calories for the day and I have to admit that I am enjoying having the extra 200 calories to play with. I am able to now include a couple more snacks throughout the day because of the up in calories and though I wasn't hungry before the additional calories I am feeling more than satisfied now that my limit is higher. Nothing has changed with my meals at all, I eat the same portions besides lunch where I do add a couple calories but for the most part it means 2 pieces of extra fruit sometime in the day for me or a yogurt and a fruit and I feel like I always have something in my mouth lately. Drinking is never an issue with me and averaging 2 gallons per day is pretty much how I roll, yes I just said its how I roll so get over it aight yo! don't start none won't be none..ok ok enough of that I drink a lot and that's that.

I am pretty much doing what I need to do and expect that the scale will reflect the work BUT without knowing for sure I am going a tad bit insane currently and though I will check in on the scale at the gym today I know that its not really accurate so...yeah I think that I will be stopping to buy one on the way home from the gym. That will sum up this episode of as the fat guy turns, be sure to tune in tomorrow to see if our Hero makes it through the day without imploding as a result of not knowing his starting weight for the day! Let us hope he makes it!

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SOLSTICECHILD 5/24/2010 9:56AM

    Funny!

I was a scale addict but don't have one in the house right now. I get too stressed out so I weigh myself once a month. The last Monday of the month (today) I head to Bed Bath and Beyond and test all the scales they have on display. When I find 3 that read the same that's my weight. You would be surprised at how far off some are. My favorite one last month said 40lbs less than I actually weigh. Tempting to buy that one. LOL

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1974SABBY 5/22/2010 4:29PM

    I normally weigh in 3-4 times a day. I'm kinda having troubles right now though. I'm either all the way on when it comes to weight loss or I'm all the way OFF. I go from eating right, working out, drinking plenty and taking my meds to not doing ANY of it. I will be getting Zumba in the mail this next week. I'm hoping that I'll get hooked. So mowing the yard today will be my workout and tomorrow 2 hours of tennis. I love reading your blogs and hearing about your progree. Congrats on the article! I bet you'll be under 300 on Friday. emoticon

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AXISLADY 5/21/2010 6:21AM

    I had a glass weigh watchers scale that weighed to 380#. (for my hubby) Well, it got kicked while we were in FL. Not only kicked, but flipped up in the air and it was DONE! You think I wasn't on the "net" immediately getting a new one that weighed 400#, (cause hubby was near that)? Then the decision is do I take this one home, do I take a chance on packing it? Nope, came home and ordered another one right away. Was so happy that hubby could actually see his numbers. I think that is important for him. Me, yep, I'm an everyday a.m. weigher too. Sometimes I'll step on another time. Always before I go to the Dr., so I can see how close our scales are. Mine was 1# under his ancient scale. He really needs to upgrade. As always BOTZZ, a pleasure. Have a great day!

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DOGSTARDADDY 5/20/2010 6:47AM

    great scale picture :)

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NIXIE27 5/19/2010 6:44PM

    Make that three! I weigh myself at least twice a day.

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SERENEBEACH 5/19/2010 5:17PM

    LOL thanks for the chuckle. I succumb to multiple weigh-ins some days, so it was nice to see that I am not alone. When I get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, I step on the scale and get so excited because I know that it will be even lower in the morning...pretty sick!

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PSMITH3841 5/19/2010 2:26PM

    Go get that new scale!!!! Otherwise, you'll get the screamin' mimi's and really start acting nutsy fagin! Whew! emoticon

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LUCYSRAIN 5/19/2010 2:09PM

    lol...addictions seem to creep up in the most unexpected places emoticon

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too funny!

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THESHRINKINLADY 5/19/2010 2:03PM

   
I'm glad I am not the only one addicted to knowing my weight throughout the day. I had a serious problem with weighing myself several times a day every single day. I finally realized that for me, this wasn't a healthy thing mentally. It was all I could think about. It became more than just an object of curiosity or for scientific purposes. It was an unhealthy obsession for me. I'm glad to see that you can keep it in check..or so it seems.

I just restricted myself to weighing two or three times a week. However, to satisfy my OCD on the scale, I allow myself to weigh as much as I want on the said 2 or 3 days. So I typically weigh in the morning (after the mandatory restroom wake up evacuation) and before putting anything in my body, after lunch, and after my workout.

I seriously hope you can break into the 200s!! I'm rooting for you!

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VEEJAY3 5/19/2010 12:41PM

    I had the same worry as SIMPLETAILOR. I mean -- you get the new scale, and heaven forbid it reads a pound or two different than the last!!! Zoiks! What THEN? What YOU need is something like a Sci-Fi microchip embedded in your left buttock (I just like the word 'buttock'). Then you could pull your right earlobe, and a hollographic read-out of your weight, % of body fat, and micro-nutrient intake would float a few inches from your eyes. You could sit there eating carrot sticks and watch the numbers tick.

HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE!!!!????

I'll bet James Cameron's gonna put that in the next Avatar movie.

buttock, buttock, buttock, buttock, buttock, buttock, buttock

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 5/19/2010 12:37PM

    Too funny!

Good luck with the new scale!

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SHIPESTA 5/19/2010 12:36PM

    I'm a 3 a day scale weigher too, so I feel ya! I love it when my night time number is low because like you, I lose 3 - 3 1/2 pounds at night...it helps me to see I'm on the right track! I'm sure I'd go nuts if mine was not working!

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MERALO 5/19/2010 12:22PM

    Dear Hero,
My name is Inner self and I'm a scale addict. But I got help when my scale was dropped and broke (it was the glass variety). It took 6 weeks for me to get over the loss and to deal without the obsessive weighing. I now weigh once a week, at my mother's house and unders trict supervision to control my unhealthy relationship with those litttle numbers.

I hope you find help too, I'll sponsor you at the program in need.

Yours in health,
Inner self

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/19/2010 12:13PM

    I am confused, what purpose does it accomplish to step on the scale so many times in a day??

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DEREKCSIMMONS 5/19/2010 11:58AM

    So stepping on the scale that often is wierd? Who knew! With me you have two so we're a cause, a movement, or something like that. Be strong!

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SHANTRA 5/19/2010 11:45AM

    Hmmmm.. it does sound like kind of obssessive behaviour because honestly the daily fluctuations are normal so several times a day aint really telling you anything much tho you do mention you are anxious for the 200's. I know you are and I can totally understand why.. so go on.. run (literally) to Walmart and treat yourself to new scales, then you can run home again with them and see if it works!

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THEBOOKBINDER 5/19/2010 11:30AM

    Nice blog

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CALLIKIA 5/19/2010 11:23AM

    *lol* Good luck on your scaling adventures! May you reign victorious!

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AMBERROGUE 5/19/2010 11:17AM

    Hang in there! I know how you feel!!

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JUSTAGURL2335 5/19/2010 11:16AM

    That's how I roll too yo. Haha. ;) I only avoid my scale when I eat out, because too much sodium does crazy crazy things to my body.

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GLOBALKEEWEE 5/19/2010 11:16AM

    I totally understand the infatuation with the scale, and it can be a huge source of motivation. However, most of the professional psychologists I have read indicate that it isn't a good thing psychologically to have that kind of attachment over a long time. Maybe this is a chance to give yourself a little break and remind yourself that you aren't dependent on that numerical reinforcement? Even if the break is just long enough to get the warranty work done...just an idea.
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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/19/2010 11:12AM

    I'm thinking a trip to a box store will be made today and a new scale will be in the bathroom.

Of course then comes the insanity of trying to figure out does this scale measure differently than the other scale . . .

(insert dramatic dun-dun-dun here)

Tune in tomorrow to find out.

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JBMT08 5/19/2010 11:12AM

    hopefully you can wait on the scale to come....I understand why it is essential...it keeps you on track. It is keeping me on track, even though I am preggers and should not be losing weight. It helps me stay within a normal weight gain each week into each month! WE ALL KNOW you will be at 300 on Friday, so just keep on keeping on (as usual) !! emoticon

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TAMMIE1006 5/19/2010 11:07AM

    hi, i'm tammie, and i too am addicted to the scale. i even took it on vacation with me, not knowing if there would be one where we were staying and not trusting any other scale than my own.....i understand you pain, brotha...

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MILNE81 5/19/2010 10:58AM

    Go to Wal-Mart or wherever ... buy the scale and count it as a non-scale accomplishment. You can buy a "normal" people scale (although I rarely see "normal" people at Wal-Mart). Then start breaking that scale in. And who knows... it's reward to you may be that magical lower # you're hoping for!

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DEVORA4 5/19/2010 10:51AM

  Hi You could have been writing about me. I'd weigh myself 8 or so times a day and it was making me crazy. The scale broke and I Have refused to buy a new one. I do weigh myself now but once a month. No way, no how will I ever buy a scale again. {I hope} emoticon

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HAMMLIN 5/19/2010 10:46AM

    This is my "me too" moment.
Hello my name is Robin, and I am addicted to my scale. I won't get on any other scale anywhere because I don't want them to have the chance to break my heart.
Thanks for sharing :)

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LILPAT3 5/19/2010 10:44AM

    Hope you get a scale bought. I do not weigh myself but once every month or two. I would panic if I could not workout twice a day though! emoticon

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Choices

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Today it will rain, my herb garden is in dire need of being weeded, de-stoned, raked and, and. and... this fact bothers me and its time to just do it already. This means that I have a choice to make, I can sit on my rump and type out a long in detail blog about how yesterday went (superbly by the way) or I can go outside before it starts raining for 3 days and clear that garden. Once upon a time I would have loved having an excuse to take the easier of the two tasks and would 100% decide on sitting here and typing but now that I actually have the ability to do the labor?

No choice there, free exercise, I will be back tomorrow with another bone chilling episode of as the fat guy turns...

what choice will you make today that will effect you in a positive way?

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DIANE929 5/20/2010 2:57PM

    Show your work....a before weeding and after weeding would be nice...and show off all the hard work and effort too....(( I wish I had a garden,I live in an apartment with no yard to call my own emoticon))

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HEALTH4LYFE 5/19/2010 6:11AM

    I came home and ran on the treadmill yesterday while watching the season finale of House. There are times when I come home and recently all I do is sit in a chair and watch some TV while munching on something. Not yesterday!!! emoticon

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AXISLADY 5/19/2010 12:15AM

    I chose to make this Day 1 of actually getting involved in my weight loss. Thank you BOTZZ!

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RIVERCITYTOM 5/18/2010 11:26PM

    Nothing beats pulling weeds and gardening. You made a great set of choices.

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SWEETZMIX 5/18/2010 7:34PM

    "what choice will you make today that will effect you in a positive way?"

I have made a bunch of choices like..

-waking up before work to get in 30min of ST and 40min of cardio
-making sure I ate breakfast at home and I brought my own homemade lunch and snacks to work
-got up & walked around every so often during my work day so I wouldn't feel like I was sitting all day aka extra movement
-i am cooking dinner for tonight right now, so I can also have lunch for the next 2 days

sO basically it's all about each small choice that we make which leads up to BIG changes. Then again you know that. I hope you got everything done before the rain. It has been raining out here since I woke up.

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/18/2010 4:39PM

    Walked during lunch time

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TINYC887 5/18/2010 3:38PM

    im with ya on the exercise, im going for a walk in the rain, since ive been to the gym already,lol

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PSMITH3841 5/18/2010 3:25PM

    I hope I choose the exercise....it's rainy here & I have a tendency to "cocoon" in bad weather...the jury's still out on the decision..... emoticon emoticon

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FOXXYROXXYD 5/18/2010 3:25PM

    I made the choice to walk the dog twice as far today. Now I have to make the choice to get off my rear and workout my arms and abs... thanks for the motivation!

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TAMMIE1006 5/18/2010 2:10PM

    great to hear less of you for such a good cause!!
see ya tomorrow!!
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SUNNY89 5/18/2010 11:49AM

    Way to go. Again splendid. Not the words you wrote this time but the choices you made. Great job.

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MILNE81 5/18/2010 11:42AM

    Great choice! For me - rather than sitting around on my lunch hour reading a book I'm going to the gym and doing water aerobics! I'll also go after work and run the Couch 2 5K program for today and then do a body pump class. Yay for exercise!

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ASHARON 5/18/2010 11:41AM

    Way to go! Everyone has choices to make and some do not always pick the right one.

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MAQUESTA 5/18/2010 10:56AM

    Smiles to you! Isn't it amazing how your outlook changes? Way to go!

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The plan for the week....I suggest you take a step to the side.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Straight to the point all week is my plan, I weighed in at 306 pounds on Friday and something in me wants to get to that 300 pound mark by this coming Friday and I know that it isn't likely but just you try and stop me. I got through the weekend with a perfect caloric intake and I drank enough, I did not in fact do anything that I would call real exercise besides pouring some cement pads helping my neighbor fix his deck and some calisthenics Sunday. The calories will be easy, The killing myself in the gym and on my bike on the other hand though not so easy but I suspect it will be fun.

The plan is as follows, get to the gym every day this week which is par for the course but I am going to add some evening calisthenics every night and I will use my bike to ride my daughter home from school every day that it does not rain this week. Each night after dinner a bike ride will be on the menu and if I succeed in getting onto the bike as often as I am aiming for that will be 10 miles per day pulling my daughter in her trailer which would likely be enough exercise for a day but then when you add the trips to the gym and the calisthenics I have a feeling that I will be getting my moneys worth in the workout department.



I am too close to crossing that line in the sand that has been there for more than a couple months and its time to just step over it already and see how the 200's feels after so long. For me getting into the 200's almost feels like I did an impossible thing, when I found out that I was more than 500 pounds its almost like a baseball bat to the skull feeling when thinking about making it that far down and to be a mere 6 pounds from being there is awesome. I have only been doing this whole better health thing for a bit more than two years now and that's not long in the grand scheme, I can remember like it was yesterday some of the struggles that I had to deal with at five hundred plus pounds and to be where I am today just goes to show that some hard work and discipline can move mountains at times. I am just a fat guy that decided to take control of some out of control habits and actions but honestly its like a door opened up and the entire world was behind it, why did it take so long?

Of course there are variables that were in place that helped the process along and because it is such a slow process it sort of creeps in and one day you realize that you have hand grenades in your knees and back and its only a matter of time before they go boom. How can getting to 500 plus pounds creep up on you man? what are you fuvking insane?? trust me, it creeps up, the excuses roll on through and each day will be the day that you start doing something about it or becoming blind to the process is the flavor of the day but by the time we look at it in as serious a light as it needs to be its too late and there we are covered in sweat, breathless at the top of a 7 stair flight of steps wondering when the fuvk this happened. It snapped for me and here I am 228 pounds lighter and possibly in better shape than I have ever been in my entire life, I am on my way to becoming what I want to be physically and I don't see a roadblock that can stop me, speed bumps are absolute but ultimately I will get there.

By weeks end I will be healthier no doubt, I will be a week stronger and will have done things for my health that will only effect me in a positive way and I may get under that 300 pound line in the sand by weeks end but I may not and I am ok with that too BUT......

I will do everything in my power to try and get there and I don't think that you should stand in my way..unless getting plowed over is in your plan for the week.

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DACSAC 5/18/2010 2:03PM

  Outstanding blog and attitude. Good luck on your goal. If you're not there this weekend, keep on keeping on and you'll be there by next weekend. I need to borrow some of your drive. When it works for me, I'll pay you back with interest! Big Al

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MAMAANGE 5/18/2010 3:59AM

    Thanks! I am so motivated and encouraged every time I read your blog. Good luck this week! I'm hoping to make it to 230 by Memorial Day. You've made me believe that I might just be able to do it!

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AQUANETROCKER 5/18/2010 2:02AM

    Boom.. Boom.. Pow!! Make it happen! You rock!

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SUNNYWBL 5/17/2010 11:51PM

    Have you ever watched the Biggest Looser? One of the guys started at over 500 lb.

He is in the final four contestants. You two would have a lot is common............... The biggest inspiration for me is the mental barriers to loosing weight finally come falling down and the contestants finally "get it" .

'm on the sidelines cheering you on as your mental barriers fall. emoticon

Sunny

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DDOORN 5/17/2010 11:26PM

    Pouring on the STEAM!

Great pic, that locomotive! :-)

Don

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AXISLADY 5/17/2010 10:49PM

    Friday will bring smiles to your face, no matter the number!

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/17/2010 10:28PM

    Always happy to know you're out there kicking butt!
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SHANTRA 5/17/2010 10:07PM

    And you WILL get there. You have achieved such an incredible feat and yes I totally understand how it crept up on you. The last time it crept up on me was when I got to 180, gave up smoking and had major surgery in 2007. I totally lost momentum. Then in October my Mom died from cancer and set off a deep depression. By the time I pulled myself together I weighed 293lbs.. my highest ever. So I totally get it. What is different for us both this time is that we are changing our food, our drink, our fitness and changing from the way we have always done things is crucial.

Keep going.. we will all be celebrating with you soon.

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SUNNY89 5/17/2010 9:29PM

    Way to go. No matter what Friday number turns out to be you will be stronger all the way around for being there. Way to go.

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WALKINGDAVE 5/17/2010 9:18PM

    I am very proud for knowing you and your journey, well done man, you should be extremely proud of your efforts and with such a positive mind set you will break through that 300 barrier like it's jello . Go for it Buddy, break it, stomp on it and spit it out!!!!! emoticon

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RIVERCITYTOM 5/17/2010 7:26PM

    You got the MOJO working. Go For IT!!!!!

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KSGROTHE 5/17/2010 5:19PM

    Go, go, go! emoticon

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- Karen

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CATTI53 5/17/2010 3:36PM

    I love your determination! That rain better not show it's face during your bike ride. I'm sending positive energy your way to help break that double zero boundary. Success to you my friend!
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DEREKCSIMMONS 5/17/2010 3:02PM

    Be strong, be well, and I look forward to hearing your Friday number.

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DAVEW175 5/17/2010 1:05PM

    I have no doubt that you'll break the 300 lbs barrier.... and stay there.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/17/2010 1:03PM

    Go for it!!!

I'm sure your daughter doesn't mind riding in that trailer. I hope the weather holds for you.

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TAMMIE1006 5/17/2010 12:19PM

    nothing can stand in your way - you know what you want and you're gonna get it - the 300's will soon be a memory for you!! keep going!
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HAPPYSOUL91 5/17/2010 11:55AM

    I wouldn't dream of standing in your way. Keep on doing what you are doing and you sure will get there!!!!

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NEXTYEAR 5/17/2010 11:47AM

    I am so proud of you. Riding your daughter home is something I haven't seen around here, although some parents do stand and wait for the school bus. Have a great week.

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WELLUVED 5/17/2010 11:40AM

  I was down a pound this morning your post was just what I needed, thank you. I love the honestly in your writing I am very drawn to the lack of fluff in it, thanks. reg

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PSMITH3841 5/17/2010 11:26AM

    Can't wait!!!! Hurry Friday.... emoticon emoticon

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JBMT08 5/17/2010 10:50AM

    Cant wait to see your weigh in results friday! I think you will be 300.0 on the nose! YEAY! Even if you arent, SO WHAT??? You WILL get there! BUT, I have an inkling that you will get there thursday night into friday just in time for weigh in! You are doing so awesome....and you have broken your success into every day actions! emoticon

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CECE0330 5/17/2010 10:46AM

    The power of positive thinking is going to help you bust right through that 300 lb barrier. Sounds like you have a great plan-can't wait to hear about the results!

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VEMAN1 5/17/2010 10:40AM

    Great plan. Your attitude about the number is remarkable. Can you think back to when you went over it on the way up? When I get to the 200 lbs mark I shall share mine. Your vividness on the daily struggles add a dimension most people ignore. The simplest things become the most difficult, even liking yourself. Stay on course your aim is true.
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New low weight, out of the 300's? oh me oh my we're getting close!

Friday, May 14, 2010


This week I pretty much busted my ass where working out was the subject and its the first week where I am at 1900 calories and I had the entire week on point and I have to say that I am happy with what the scale said to me. Last Friday I was 311.2 pounds which was up by two pounds from my lowest weight of 309 pounds and this morning I weighed 306.0 pounds three times in a row which means a five pound drop for the week and I am now three pounds lower than my all time low! This weeks weigh in means that I have lost 42.69% of my total starting weight and the closer that number creeps up towards that 50% mark the crazier it feels to me that I was ever that big, how was I doing anything past breathing?? This weeks weigh in leaves me 31 pounds from my original goal weight of 275 pounds and a mere 6 pounds from busting that 300 pound mark and entering into the two hundreds, hopefully its not a stubborn six.


This 1991 Suzuki RGV 250 comes in at 306 pounds and of course thats what I weigh now or you wouldn't be seeing this image.


This 1986 Kawasaki AR 125 comes in at 228 pounds and now try to imagine carrying that around all day, motorcycles are made to carry us around right?

I tried to get an picture of the scale but the light in the room wouldn't cooperate and the flash kept hiding the number but man was I happy to see it there. I was expecting a decent number but I was not expecting five pounds loss for the week and a three pound difference from my previous low weight, did I mention that I am happy to see a good loss? I mentioned bustin' ass this week and to give you a sample of my workouts yesterday I went to the gym and did my normal 20 minute bike ride and 20 on the treadmill but called it a day there for the gym because I knew that I was going to pick my daughter up from school on my bike. I did 10 miles on my bike all hills towing my 45 pound daughter and the trailer which is quickly becoming my favorite form of exercise, you know the towing part, the kiddo loves it and we chat the whole time so its like I said, fun.

The plan is to stick to the plan, I am going to eat 1900 calories per day, keep drinking the same way, ride my bike as much as possible as long as the rain doesn't stop me and sleep a plenty this week and hopefully I can duplicate the results come next Friday. I am only 31 pounds from my original goal weight which will be my first stop on the "Holy $hit did I actually just do this" tour with the next stop being 267 pounds and that number will get me to that 50% total weight lost mark and I want that one just for the sheer size of the number. Ultimately I believe that I would like to end up closer to 250 pounds but once I am at 275 and then 267 I will make that decision on whether I will keep trying to go lower and I already know that at some point gaining some more muscle will become the main focus because lets face it, I can't lose weight forever right?! I mean, I am going to hit a point where I weigh what I should and I have been bitten hard by this workout bug so I am not letting that go to waste. This train only goes one way and the destination is somewhere that I am a healthy weight and after that lots of lean mass will be added to the already present size that I do have underneath the skin cape.

This week is what I needed to see, I needed to see a loss and I worked hard for it now its time for some rinse repeat and lets see if I can get under that 300 mark come next Friday. I will need to drop six pounds to get there by then but its not impossible, improbable perhaps but impossible I think not and we will have to wait and see how it all pans out in the next weeks episode of As the fat guy turns.

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QUANAE02 5/29/2010 11:10PM

  keep it up your so close!!! emoticon

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MKT-PLAN 5/28/2010 10:59AM

    Awesome! I myself can't wait until I'm under the 300 pound mark. Congrats you are almost there!

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BRINAGU3 5/27/2010 3:41PM

    Keep it up. Your work and your results are inspiring.

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SHRIMPCHIC 5/27/2010 10:34AM

    You're "IN the ZONE" Go dude go!!! :O)

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1MUSICAT 5/26/2010 9:49AM

    Keep up the great work! You inspire others by your enthusiam!

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DEBBIOH 5/26/2010 9:35AM

  Funny and inspiring ... loved every word! Your daughter will have you around for a long, long lifetime, and she will one day thank you for caring enough about her and about yourself to take this journey. Awesome post, thanks for sharing your triumphs!

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KLPEFFERS 5/24/2010 1:55PM

    I am hooked! I wanna keep coming back week after week to be inspired and motivated by your hardwork and the results you produce!
Fantastic!!!!!!! emoticon

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MASONK 5/24/2010 10:35AM

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MAMAANGE 5/18/2010 4:02AM

    Oh, again, thank you! I CAN do this!

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PELESJEWEL 5/17/2010 11:51PM

    I just discovered your page & blog! Wow! Congratulations to you..what a fantastic journey thus far. Stay focused and kick down the door to the 200s! Woo Hoo!

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TIKITAMI 5/17/2010 11:27AM

    Great blog, reading this was a great start to my day!

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4MYBOYSANDSELF 5/17/2010 10:24AM

    Way to go! You are such an inspiration.

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CCKELLY3 5/16/2010 11:58PM

    Wow, thinking of a motorcycle as something you used to carry around instead of vice versa is such a graphic and effective image. :)

Congratulations on your hard work and the progress you've made. Wow! I can only imagine how it must feel to have come so far; I know I"m amazed when I stop and think I've lost just about half of me on my journey, and that boggles my mind, but YOUR journey is so amazing. I'm humbled and amazed and inspired. Thank you!

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1TOBFIT 5/16/2010 4:46PM

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Great Blog ! I laughed at your Holy $hit tour comment and I can totally relate to those feelings !
Congrats on your success so far! Im happy for you!
Its nice to read these type of blogs where it just confirms to me to just keep going.
Soon you will be in the 200's and you are going to feel AWESOME!

I cant wait to hear about it when you reach your goal !

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NURSEWHO 5/16/2010 1:29PM

    Thank you for being a great blogger and sharing your amazing journey with us! Blogging seems to be just one more thing that keeps me on track...great use of the tool! You are well written and inspirational.
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DEREKCSIMMONS 5/16/2010 12:22PM

    Amazing. Well done!

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BETTERMOMMA 5/16/2010 9:58AM

    You are "The Man"! Great Job!

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NANHBH 5/15/2010 5:34PM

    Botzzz,

What an inspiring story! Keep up the good work.

Nancy
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BIGGIRL2082010 5/15/2010 11:22AM

    AWESOME!!! SO glad you broke through and are headed WAY lower! :)

Great work, and yes, yet again proof that it really IS that simple. Not easy, but simple! :)

Keep it up, keep it up!

Cheers,
Maya


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AKATUJE 5/15/2010 9:15AM

    WOW!!! the motorbike visual is a real eye opener!!! Keep it up, and all the best as you go on... emoticon

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ELIZABETH525 5/14/2010 6:55PM

    Way to go! I love how you hit a wall and instead of letting it get you down or settling, you refigured things and over came your obstacle! You inspire me! Next goal 50%!!!! Whoo hooo!!

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VEMAN1 5/14/2010 6:38PM

    Superb!

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1974SABBY 5/14/2010 5:53PM

    Way to go! I know you will make it! I hear it in your blogs everytime I read them. You know it would be cool to turn your blogs into a book. You could profit of your journey not just in the way you look but be able to help others that aren't on this site!

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SUNNYWBL 5/14/2010 5:09PM

    I truly think that upping your intake along with busting your a*** helped you to that new low!

I'm so happy for you!

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CATREBEL 5/14/2010 4:19PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the hard work!

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ALYFITN 5/14/2010 4:08PM

    You are AWESOME!! 42%--why "42" is the answer to life according to the hithchiker's guide to the galaxy--Way to GO!! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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BELFASTBIKER 5/14/2010 3:56PM

    The motorbikes put it into perspective. :)

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CATLADY52 5/14/2010 3:51PM

    emoticon you are doing so well, it's almost going to be a bad thing if you hit your goal and then have nothing to talk about. Nah! You'll find something else to write about that wil keep us just as enthralled.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/14/2010 3:50PM

    The name of this show

As the fat guy dwindles down to nothing . ..


Keep it up!!!

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BRENDABUNNY 5/14/2010 3:42PM

    Wtg you are doing great ..keep up the goos work..

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AXISLADY 5/14/2010 3:35PM

    I cracked open a Bud Light in your honor! I'm so happy for you! Me, I'm doing better every day!

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KSGROTHE 5/14/2010 3:22PM

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You got a new low! Way to go!

Keep up the good work! You'll be under 300 before you know it!

- Karen

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SASEGRL75 5/14/2010 3:18PM

  Your blog is really inspiring & I enjoy reading about your progress.

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AUNTRANDOM 5/14/2010 3:03PM

    Your blog is my all-time favorite. When I need real revving up, I always come back to your page.
Way to go!! Your hard work and devotion to the lifestyle change is really working for you, and it gives me hope that I can do it too!

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TINYC887 5/14/2010 3:02PM

    you are amazing, keep it up

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TMFBITU 5/14/2010 2:49PM

    I'm struggling hard today with this whole "lifestyle change" concept, and why should I bother, and all that noise. . . . and the only thing to make any difference at all so far has been your blog. The visual of carrying around a motorcycle is powerful, and your attitude is contagious, and I know I'm just one of many lives you've impacted. Thanks.

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NANASNOW 5/14/2010 2:20PM

    OMG!! I really get the comparison! I have lost approx 20 pounds. Last night I was standing in the line at the grocery holding a bag of cat food (20 pounds) and realized that I had been carrying that much around with me all the time and now I don't! You keep up the good work!

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PSMITH3841 5/14/2010 1:28PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Yay for you!!! Your hard work continues to pay off!! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/14/2010 1:19PM

    You are doing such a fantastic job, drive and determination are supreme with you

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CHRISWIDNER 5/14/2010 12:32PM

    Awesome post! Congrats to you and I hope you keep up the great work. You can do this!

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RAVEN227 5/14/2010 12:20PM

    emoticon good job!! keep up the good work!!

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 5/14/2010 12:17PM

    I'm so happy for you!!! Congrats!!!!

Whooo-hoooo!

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FROGGERHKC 5/14/2010 10:53AM

    Congratulations! You are doing awesome!!!!! Keep it up! :)

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PRUPLEBEAR 5/14/2010 10:44AM

    Congrats!

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PUMPKINFACE73 5/14/2010 10:31AM

    Congrats!

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BIGRED721 5/14/2010 10:31AM

  Congratulations! Isn't it awesome when the hard work pays off!?!? If you want good rain gear for riding the bike in the rain, google: J & G rainwear. They are fantastic and do come in larger sizes!

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