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I'm back!! Starting over...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Well, I've been pretty non-existent here for the last 3 months or so. I was very unmotivated and as a result I gained about 20 pounds back. So if I do the math that's about 6 pounds a month. Pretty sad!

On a good note though, my wife and I have started WW and I think that it will be good for both of us.

I got a recumbent bike for Christmas and I have started to use it daily. I'm trying to get around 30 minutes or so each day for now. I can't wait until the weather breaks so I can start walking outside again in the morning before work. I miss getting outside!

So while I am upset that I gained about half my weight back, I'm happy that I seem to be getting back on the plan and getting my arse in gear again.

Watch out fat... I'm coming for you and it isn't gonna be pretty!

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CHUGGA88 1/22/2011 7:06PM

    Dude....Welcome back!!! Great to hear that you and Lisa are doing WW, and you know that when she does WW....she is a WW "warrior!!" I am looking forward to hearing great news for both of you.

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SROUS1340 1/18/2011 1:34PM

    You go guy! I gain 7lbs over the holidays, it just sucks doesn't it? Back to work!

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Wk 27 Weigh In

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A gain of about 2 pounds. Not liking this at all.

I don't have anyone else to blame but myself. I haven't done ANY exercise in a few weeks. I haven't been eating on plan at all. I tried to kind of self moderate without being anal retentive and logging what I eat, but I can see that I still have no self control and I'm like a druggie being thrown into a room filled with their drug of choice. My drug of choice is food!

I REALLY need to get myself back on track and get back on the path to health. My doctor was very happy with my last visit and commented on my weight and he said that I should keep doing what I'm doing b/c it's working.

At this point I've run out of steam. I've gone about 5 and a half months with being super motivated but little by little food has chipped away at the wall I built when I first started and it's made a hole in it. I need to find some way to kick the food out and fix the wall!

I'm about 26 pounds away from being at 200... that would be the lowest weight that I've been at in about 15 years. I know that I can do it, I just need to dig deep within and try and find that same *spark* that I had when started my journey back in April. I still would like to be as close to 200 by my birthday as I can, but I'm not sure that I'll make it to 200 which was my original goal.

Why can't I stop myself from eating more than I need to sustain myself? I need to find some sort of help... some sort of program out there that can help re-educate me on healthy eating habits. I need to wipe out any and all prior knowledge of food and reboot.

Everytime I've come close to giving up on trying to get healthy I think about my daughter and try and picture what kind of example I'm being for her. I can already see some of my eating habits in her and at 5, that's not a good thing. That's setting her up to fail. I must change my habits and be a better role model for her. She deserves nothing but the best and right now, I'm not being the best that I can be. I must change right now from this moment forward... if not for me... for her... because she's worth it!

I've said it many times, and it's plastered all over my Sparkpage, but I WILL NOT FAIL!!!

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WOOBUMS 10/21/2010 12:35PM

    Warning: Blunt commentary to follow. Feel free to come over and whop me upside the head if you wish.

Looks to me like you've identified the problem, you know what you need, and now you just need to take a deep breath and do it.

You knew when you started that this was not going to be easy - and you are doing great.
My recommendation? Stop looking so far down the road.

Look at this week, at today, at this hour, at the next 15 minutes.

Celebrate your small triumphs over the stupid candy machine or the extra piece of pizza.

Exercise doesn't have to be in one huge lump during the day -- take a 15 minute walk down the riverfront & go see the nature center down there. Park as far as possible from the office door, rather than as close as possible.

Everyone has points of fatigue in this fitness thing - it's a matter of viewing that as just a brief rest, catching your breath, and moving on.

Your rest is over. Get moving on.

Oh, and even though I said to look short term, your goal is still SO immensely doable. Really.

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    Hang in there! emoticon

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SROUS1340 10/20/2010 10:42AM

    Don't give up. Food is all of our addiction and losing weight is the easy part, to keep it from coming back we all have to deal with the food issues. OA is a good idea. Maybe WW would help for a while since you have in person suppport and accountability. The nutritionist idea is good too.

When I eat really balanced, fat, protein and carbs, I don't have cravings and it is much easier for me to be satisfied and make healthy choices. Maybe you are trying to restrict yourself too much. That causes me to binge too. The other thing is what's going on in your life right now? My issues with food rear up when a family member comes to town. I actually start emotional eating when I know she is coming and they pretty much stop when she leaves-tonite thank God!

Don't give up. You can do this. You have hit a bump, not lost the game.

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TINYC887 10/20/2010 8:29AM

    how about OA, i know friends who've gone and they learned a lot about food. Maybe just talk to a ntritionist? Good luck, you can do it

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Wk 26 Weigh In

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Down two tenths of a pound. Don't have much more to say at this point!!!! Aggravated!!!

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    I had to check out your page and as I went I saw "I will not fail!" all over the place and you have not failed! You have already lost almost 50lbs.....I am proud of you! You are already a success story and this month will be even better! Keep going! You look awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROSEWCI 10/14/2010 7:35AM

    emoticon on being emoticon!!! Great job!

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    Hang in there... emoticon

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SAM910 10/13/2010 12:44PM

    Keep up the good work and it will eventuly show up.

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TINYC887 10/13/2010 7:48AM

    at least it isnt a gain, good job

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I jogged my 1st mile!!!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I'm sooooo proud of myself! I set out today to do something that I felt was impossible... I actually jogged an entire mile for the first time in about 20 years!

Granted I was far from an olympic pace (12 min, 13 sec) but I did the whole thing without walking at all.

I can definitely do this!!

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VRCATON 10/10/2010 10:06PM

    Wooooohooo!!! That is awesome!!

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PAPAMIKIE 10/10/2010 7:27AM

    It is not so very long ago that I started running around the parking lot, then a half km, then a 2.5 km, and soon. Funny, that little start lead to where on Sept 6, the eve of my turning 56, I setup for an easy Half Marathon just for fun. Ended up doing 26 km (Half + 5) in 2:40:18, it got me out of the house while Gramie and the neighbourhood kids decorated the house for my birthday. Next day I was 56 and did a follow up 11 km.

So at 53 I could hardly run 500 meters, and working my way up to my first Mile. I think You are not in bad company. You will be amazed where this silly little first mile may take you!

Good running, and be careful out there.


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ILOVEDOLPHINS73 10/9/2010 7:58AM

    Fantastic job! That's so exciting and I'm very happy for you!
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FREEDOM_GIRL 10/9/2010 7:43AM

    That is awesome! Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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TINYC887 10/9/2010 7:40AM

    way to go!!!

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Wk 25 Weigh In

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I'm down another 1.8 this week! Can't complain at all since I haven't really been doing much in the way of exercise. I've just been sticking to my calories and that's it!

I go back to my doctor today for a follow up visit and the last time I was there I weighed around 242 and now I'm at 225... down 17 pounds in about 3 months. Not bad... not where I'd like to be, but not bad at all.

I think my biggest issue currently is getting exercise. I'm not really too comfortable in going out at 5 in the morning right now because it's pitch black. It doesn't get lighter out until around 630 or so and by that time I can't walk 45 minutes b/c that would make me late for work!

Same thing for when I get home... I don't get home til around 6pm and then we eat dinner. By the time we're done it's getting dark and again I don't want to be out running/walking when it's pitch black. I would join a gym, but I don't have the funds right now.

I'm going to ask for just straight old cash for Christmas and my B-day this year in the hopes of being able to buy a decent elliptical or a recumbent bike. I could do them while I watch tv either first thing in the morning, after dinner, or heck... why not do both?!?

I'm also thinking about asking my doctor about a weight management program that's offered through Christiana Hospital. They have what looks like a pretty good program. They have an exercise facility and it looks like they offer nutrition classes and such. We'll see how it goes!

Only about 3 weeks until I start my vacation and I get to see my sister, my mom and my dad. My sister has been totally kicking a$$... she's lost like 50+ pounds! Can't wait to see them all! I'm thinking this year's eating will be different than the past years. When they're here it's usually time to loosen up and return to my gluttonous self. But this year I feel will be different. My sister's losing weight, and my dad is as well so I'm hoping that we make some smarter choices in what we eat. I'm not saying that I'm not going to get a nice greasy cheesesteak while there here, I'm just saying that I'm not going to eat the cheesesteak, an order of cheese fries, and a large coke. (Haven't had a soda in 25 weeks!!!)

Best of luck to you all, and keep on losing!!

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TINYC887 10/6/2010 1:17PM

    you can do it. how about the ymca, they offer financila aid.

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MICHELLEFROST 10/6/2010 8:00AM

    you can do it! keep up the good work!

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