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!!!
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!
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!
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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