Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Good bye 230's, and hello 220's!! I broke (barely) into the 220's today and that's the lightest I've been in about 5 years. I was down to 209 about 5 years ago before our daughter was born. The wife and I were doing weight watchers and we were loving it!. Once we found out she was pregnant, it was all over! She had cravings for mexican food like every other day, and I gotta tell ya, I wasn't going to say no to mexican food. Soooo.... all the weight came back that I lost (56 pounds) plus an additional 10 pounds for good measure.
It's only taken me 5 years but I'm finally getting the 'baby weight' off. I'm happy that I made the 2 pounds this week as it keeps my on track to get to 200 by Dec. I had a few flat weeks in the last month and it wasn't shaping up to be an achievable goal.
I've been trying to find somewhere here in DE that I can take a Tai Chi class like at a community college or something but I'm not having any luck. There are some martial arts schools very near me that probably offer it, but I'm trying to stay away from a martial arts school for some reason. I just want the class for some of the fitness benefits, I don't want to become the next Jackie Chan or anything.
I've been watching Too Fat for 15 on tv lately and I've been very inspired by the kids that are on there doing so well. It really hits home just how large (no pun intended) the childhood obesity issue really is. Being a parent of a 5 year old really drives it home. If we're not careful, that could be my kid with all the health problems. It could be my kid that can't walk even a mile let alone run. I don' t want my daughter to be part of this growing trend. That's another reason for me to try and present a healthy example for her.
Today I'm volunteering to work the blood drive at work. I'll get to provide soft drinks and cookies and such to the awesome folks that donate blood. It's a great thing to be able to donate blood and save lives! Someday, I hope to donate blood. I'm not too keen on watching all that drain from my body and into a plastic bag. So in the mean time I'll just keep supporting those that support the blood bank.
Hope you all have a great rest of the week and an even better weekend! Take care!!!