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Mother's Day moment of weakness...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Well let's just say that Mother's day wasn't a very healthy day for me. We went to my in-laws for dinner and I have some in-laws that make AWESOME food... did I say AWESOME!?!?!? I had a pretty big portion of salad with carrots and tomato... so far so good. Then we had some home made cheese pizza. That stuff was fantastic!!! I only had 2 slices. My brain was telling me to keep on woofing it down but I resisted somewhat. Then I ate some of the Caramel Apple Salad I made from the SparkRecipies site. It's really good!!! Very low fat, about 90 cals and not high in sugar which is great for my diabetic mother in-law.

And if that wasn't enough, I ended up eating some strawberry shortcake with whipped cream. So I wasn't exactly a good boy, but heck it had been 3 1/2 weeks since I really treated myself.

Did I beat myself up over it this morning?!?! Nah, I did have a moment of weakness, but I did restrain myself from devouring half of a pizza which is what I would have done previously.

I'm just gonna get back into the swing of things and stick to my plan.

Nothing will get in my way this time, and if it does it better be prepared for a serious butt kicking!

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WISCHZHD6 5/12/2010 1:48PM

    That's not bad at all! It's okay to treat yourself every now and then. When my friend Angi was in the hospital last week after her accident, I was so stressed out and barely left her side. I allowed myself to drink a can of Coke that first day, but I still drank my 8 glasses of water. One can is nothing compared to the 5 or 6 cans I used to drink in a day. If I ever order fries one of these days, I will order a small. I used to eat 2 double cheeseburgers, a large fry and a 32 oz coke at midnight at least 3 times a week, so one tiny small fry isn't going to kill me, as long as it's once in awhile. You will start to notice that you can finally tell yourself when enough is enough, and not overeat or eat too much of the wrong thing.

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TINYC887 5/10/2010 9:29AM

    thats not to bad, least you are back on track

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Small little accomplishment!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Ok, this is a little thing, it's not something awesome like losing 90 pounds or getting to my goal but it is a small accomplishment.

Today, I had to make a new hole in my belt to help keep my pants up! I know it's a goofy trivial thing to celebrate, but it's something that I haven't had to do in years! Usually it's the other way around, usually I need to get a bigger belt. I can't wait til Wednesday to see what my new weight will be!!!

I went out for a walk last night and my 5 yr old daughter wanted to come with me. I had to explain to her that I needed to walk pretty quickly to get in my exercise and she started to cry. She kept saying 'Daddy, don't leave me' and it broke my heart. Mommy suggested she ride her bike while I was gone and that seemed to patch things up quickly. Funny how great mommies know just what to say or just how to put that band aid on to fix the little ones!

Every week when I tell my daughter how much I lost she says, "I'm proud of you Daddy for getting your life back." I'm a grown 39 year old man and EVERYTIME she tells me that I just want to cry. I've heard that from her 3 weeks in a row now and it has as much impact the 3rd time I heard it as it did the first time I heard it. She's a really big motivator in my weight loss. I don't want to disappoint my daughter, I don't want to have to tell her that Daddy gained weight or that Daddy had a bad week.

This is the most motivated I've EVER been to lose weight and get healthy. I've already started to see some of the weight loss in my face and of course in my waist even though it's only 9.8 pounds. It's amazing how so many little things can impact you in a big way.

Ok, enough of my rambling on. It's almost time for me to start work. Time to eat my oatmeal and work on making my daughter proud of me!

Take care guys, have a great weekend and go out and make someone proud!!!

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TINYC887 5/7/2010 12:41PM

    thats awesome, kids sure tug at your heart strings, even if ya gain a lb or 2, so what, its not the end of the world, just keep at it

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JUSTA123 5/7/2010 9:45AM

    Small thing...not it's big and such a great feeling, all our steps are big , and it seems you've got a great motivator at home to! emoticon

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JZAPRN 5/7/2010 8:43AM


There is nothing small or goofy about celebrating an extra hole in the belt! Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate! I'm sure your daughter would be thrilled to help Daddy celebrate this accomplishment!

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BRETTANM 5/7/2010 7:57AM

    I was cruising around the Blogs and I stumbled upon this and it made my heart sing! What an amazing father you seem! When little children come into our world everything changes and we start living life for them! Keep at it! Your daughter will always love you! emoticon

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ALLE88 5/7/2010 7:46AM

    I think the belt buckle thing is a BIG thing! That's the stuff that keeps me going :) The little rewards along the way that do not feel little to us! Keep up the good work!

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DEC2802BRIDE 5/7/2010 7:43AM

    That is wonderful! We have a 4 year old daughter and she is just our entire world. It is amazing how they can melt your heart and be your biggest fan! Congrats on your accomplishment!

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CHANSEN_20001 5/7/2010 7:39AM

    Way to go!!! All accomplishments, even small, are wonderful!!! Congratulations.

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Week 3 Weigh In

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

I didn't make it into the 250's this week as I was hoping. I missed it by .2 pounds. C'mon, .2 pounds... what the heck?!?! It's the fat telling me that it's still in control.

We'll see... we'll see... (throw in an evil laugh here)

Even though I didn't get into the 250's and I can't celebrate the 10 lbs lost just yet I'm happy with 1.2 pounds lost as I know that it's more in line with what to expect. Although I would have loved to maintain the 3.8 or 4.8 loss each week, I know that those numbers aren't realistic nor are they healthy. I just need to accept the fact that it didn't take me 6 months to get to this weight, it took 10 years. If it takes me even 3 years to lose what I want, I'm ok with that. I'll just relish the loss each week and take it one day at a time.

I've learned that it's all about choices. I choose to get healthy, I choose to eat better, I choose to live a longer, healthier life.

I'm a very hard headed, stubborn person when I get my mind locked in on something. I'm confident this time that I WILL NOT FAIL, I WILL NOT GIVE IN, I WILL SUCCEED!

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HEATHERL219 5/5/2010 6:34PM

    emoticon Just because you didn't get there with this weigh in, doesn't mean that you won't get there. And you're definitely right, it took time to put the weight on, it's going to take some time coming off, I'm just so impatient sometimes as well! All of your hard work is paying off, and you know what, I was told that the slower it comes off, the longer it stays away! :) From what I've read so far, you seem to be doing great and of course, there will always be obstacles, but you can overcome them and keep truckin' as I like to say! We'll get there! I'm adding you as a spark friend as well! Thank you for commenting on my blog, the support means a lot to me! :) emoticon

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It's been tough...

Monday, May 03, 2010

I zoomed past the first 2 weeks without even so much as blinking. This week however has been tough. I've had the urge to eat more than my calories just about every night and have managed to ignore it. I can't say that it was actual physical hunger, I didn't have any rumbling in my stomach or anything, but there was a message I was getting from my brain that I needed to eat something and eat a lot of it!
Last night I ended up eating a granola bar which put me slightly over on fat for the day by like 3g. Not really a day breaker by any means.
I also actually went out and walked a mile yesterday morning around the neighborhood and felt pretty good.
I'm so close to busting through the 260's and getting into the 250's I can't wait!! I think that I'll set some mini-goals at the 10 pound marks. We'll see how well I do.
Good luck everyone and good health!

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VRCATON 5/3/2010 8:40PM

    Much success to you on reaching your goals!

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WISCHZHD6 5/3/2010 2:32PM

    You can do it! The hardest part for me is that I feel the need to eat late at night when I get off of work because that's when I used to eat the most. I noticed that now that I'm very active I don't always have those urges out of boredom to eat. It will get better! It's hard at first because it's like an addiction we're trying to kick. Just like people who smoke or drank too much. Food was my drug! Stay positive, get rid of any junk that might be at home. I noticed that by spending money at the grocery store on the right foods, I didn't have money left to buy fast food.

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EMOREL 5/3/2010 8:36AM

    You have a very good attitude towards getting healthy! I like the idea of setting mini-goals.

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TINYC887 5/3/2010 7:05AM

    you can do it, one day at a time

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Week 2 Weigh In

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Woo Hoo!! Down another 3.8 pounds! I weighed myself like 4 times, b/c I didn't believe the scale. I'm pretty surprised at the amount of weight I've dropped in 2 weeks (about 8 lbs.) I've been sticking with the amount of calories suggested by the tracker and I'm not doing a bunch of physical activity to burn off a slew of cals so I'm not sure why I've lost this much already.

I must have really been over the top with the amount of food I ate prior to joining SparkPeople. I've definitely made some smarter choices with what I eat though.

It's also rubbing off on the wife and my little one. My daughter is always asking if this food or that food is healthy.

I know the weight loss will slow down and I should average about the 1-3 a week, but until then, I'm not complaining.

My next hurdle is to get up a little earlier in the morning and do some walking or step on the Wii. We'll see how that goes!

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DMURPH409 4/28/2010 3:28PM

    Thanks for the support guys! That's my hope Erin! Good luck to you! I know you can do it!

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WISCHZHD6 4/28/2010 12:26PM

    Way to go big brother!!!! Keep up the good work! By the time we see each other in October, we won't recognize each other!!! LOL emoticon emoticon

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TINYC887 4/28/2010 9:27AM

    congrats and way to go

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PRIN1978 4/28/2010 7:53AM

    Congratulations on your loss! You're doing great!! Keep up the fantastic work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/28/2010 6:54AM

  Excellent!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KILA1228 4/28/2010 6:41AM

    emoticon on the weight loss!!!!!!!!!

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