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!!!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I just updated my progress pictures... pretty happy with the results. I can definitely tell the difference between my first week and this week. I also found a pic taken almost a year ago in September on my daughter's first day of pre-school. I put it side by side with the pic I took today. I can't believe the difference! My face seems like it just melted away! Pics like this will definitely keep me going. What do you guys think? Can you tell I lost almost 40 pounds??
Friday, August 13, 2010
Found this on another blog... thought it would be fun to do.
A - Available or married? Married to Cullengirl1216
B - Books? Not really, don't read too many.
C - Cake or pie? Pie!! Warm apple pie with some vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!!
D - Drink of choice? Water, water, water... did I mention water?!?
E - Essential item? My Ipod... always gotta have some good music to listen to.
F - Favorite color? Purple, and NOT Barney purple.. I prefer a darker shade.
G - Game to play or watch? I'm playing Lego Star Wars on the PS3 with my daughter currently.
H - Hometown? Bear, Delaware... originally from Burbank, Illinois
I - Indulgence? Anything geeky or tech related.
J - Job? Yep! I'm a Sr. Fraud Policy Analyst for Barclaycard.
K - Kids and names? One beautiful daughter, Mikayla. She's the sunshine of my life!
L - Life is incomplete without? My wife and daughter! Luv you guys!
M - Music group or singer? Too many to name... anything from Epica to BB King.
N - Number of siblings? One younger brother and a younger sister. My sister is on SP as well! (WISCHZHD6)
O - Oranges or apples? Both?!?! I love either one.
P - Phobias/fears? Doctors!
Q - Favorite quote? "Try not. Do or do not, there is no try".... Yoda
R - Reason to smile? My daughter!
S - Season? Fall, love to open the windows and get that breeze blowing in the house.
T - Tattoos? Yes, a grim reaper on my right shoulder. Watch out!
U - Unknown fact about me? I met my wife on America Online.
V - Vegetable you love? tomatoes!
W - Worst habit? Being hard headed
X - X-rays you've had? just recently my right knee. I've also had chest and fingers x-rayed.
Y - Your favorite food? healthy food would be salads... love them!! not so healthy would be burgers and pizza!
Z - Zodiac? Sagittarius
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