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Leaving Behind the Weight and the Mental Anguish.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Today I left four hundred ville. It feels freaking great. But it's more than just a milestone. It represents me leaving behind the old fat me. Leaving behind the baggage, the fat, and stigma of being a four hundred pound man. I will never be that weight again. I don't like the 400 pound version of myself. Lazy, over indulged, gluttonous, out of breath, and disgusting. I am going to leave all that garbage where it belongs in the past. I am on my way to becoming a normally functioning body. Leaving 300ville is my next task. Achieving that will change my life forever. I will become the best version of myself. I will do whatever it takes to achieve that. It's not a question of if, only when. Hopefully by December 31st, 2010.

  
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SKINNYPOWELL1 7/15/2010 11:16AM

    Dude, I'm cheering for you. Keep up the good work.
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KAT081 6/28/2010 3:24PM

  That's awesome! Congratulations on all of your hard work! Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 6/25/2010 8:44PM

    Wow! Boy is that something to be priud f.

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BUDRFLY31 6/25/2010 7:02PM

    Yeah!!!!! Congratulations. Celebrate, you deserve it!
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Lessons from my Mother's Situation

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I have learned so much about life from my mother's illness.

1) Tell everyone you love to get a colonoscopy when they turn 50. If there is family history do it before then. If my mother had a simple colonoscopy and polyp removal she would have probably lived for another 20 plus years. Do it TODAY!

2) The day I found out my mother had cancer I flew down to FL to see her. I have spent every vacation with her, and made vacation time to spend with her. It was worth it. We have said everything there is to say. We have cried and argued and put everything out there. We have had great memories and spent much more quality time together since her diagnosis. It was worth every moment, every penny, and every frustration. Hopefully it doesn't take cancer to get you to do that with your loved ones, but you can do it!

3) Getting healthy is important! I must lose this god forsaken weight. I must redouble my efforts to conquer this thing. She didn't go to the doctor because she didn't want to hear them say "You're too Fat". She didn't take care of herself first. I will end up with a shorter and sad life if I don't conquer this now!

Normally I would be eating my pain away right now. I can't eat this away. I have to face the pain, and sadness head on. Food will only make this worse. As God is my witness I will WIN my fight with food addiction.

  
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KAT081 5/15/2010 9:53PM

  Sorry to hear about your mother. You can do this, no doubt in my mind. You have a ton of support behind you. I wish you the best!

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DICHOTOMYGIRL 5/13/2010 4:38PM

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/13/2010 7:41AM

    Sorry to hear about your mom, may your heart be comforted during this difficult time. Let me know if there is anything I can do, would love to help. You will win your battle, I believe in you. You can overcome anything, BELIEVE in yourself. The sky is the limit dude !!!! emoticon

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LITTLE3LAM 5/13/2010 7:17AM

    So sorry for your mom's illness. Thank you for your insightful and painful insight. I will take your advice seriously.

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BUDRFLY31 5/12/2010 8:00PM

    I hear your words of wisdom and will take steps to follow them. My parents are not well. Both are huge. Both have had to have bypass surgeries, both have congenital heart failure. Both are alcoholics. But, I will visit them more often.

I started my weight loss journey because I did not want to follow down the same road they have traveled.

I know you can win this fight! You have so much motivation. Stay positive. You can do it!

I am very sorry for your loss.

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REBECCAMOORE923 5/12/2010 6:41PM

    You are WELL on your way on beating this battle of going to food for comfort. I applaud you for not trying to stuff away your feelings due to the pain you are currently in. If it means that you blog every 30 minutes to get your feelings out, then thats what you do. If that means you work out for 20 more minutes because you're so full of emotion, then you do it. Because not only are you benefiting yourself, but you are helping people around you see that it is possible to deal with hurt without going to food.. You can write me a message ANY time, and I'll get back to you as fast as I can. I am here for you during this hard time.. and just remember your mother would want you to do this!!!

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My Mother

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thank you all so much for your well wishes after hearing about my mom. She has had stage IV colon cancer for over 2.5 years now. Unfortunately last week she took a turn for the worse and I have had to be out where she lives to help the Hospice services get set up. I also wanted to see her again while she still has moments of lucidity. I will miss her so much when she passes away, but she is not scared and is happy she is going to a better place without pain.

  
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LILPAT3 5/12/2010 4:16PM

    I am sorry for your loss but...she will be in a better place with no pain. My mother is in an institution due to Alzheimer's..no such blessing for her. Alzheimer's is such a cruel disease because it takes so long to take all of your dignity. emoticon

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Zig Zag

Friday, April 30, 2010

I am officially on the Zig Zag bandwagon now! It is definitely helping me. I also consulted with my Dietitian and she made one for me:

Monday 3,000 Cals (Heavy Workout Day)
Tuesday 2400 Cals (Light Workout Day)
Wednesday 2600 Cals (Light Workout Day)
Thursday 3,000 Cals (Heavy Workout Day)
Friday 2300 to 2400 Cals (No Workout)
Sat and Sun 2500 to 2700 Cals

I really think this is going to help me avoid plateaus. I would highly recommend this...

  
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DICHOTOMYGIRL 4/30/2010 3:39PM

    Keep us posted!

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BUDRFLY31 4/30/2010 2:43PM

    I might have to try this. I have 3 pounds to goal and seem to have stopped. Maybe this could help.

Good luck and Stay positive!

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Body Bugg

Monday, April 26, 2010

Got a Body Bugg over the weekend. I really like it so far. I have my free coaching session coming up and hopefully that will clear up some questions. I have found out that playing golf (even riding in the cart) burns a lot of calories. WOOHOO! I have also found out that sitting my butt on my nice chair at work burns very few calories. Maybe I should become a construction worker or something. LOL. Can't wait to find out how many calories my long workout actually burns! If it is as good as it seems it was totally worth the money at $179.00.

  
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DICHOTOMYGIRL 4/29/2010 10:11AM

    I've been wanting one of these, you'll have to let me know how you like it long term.

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BUDRFLY31 4/26/2010 8:24PM

    I can't wait to find out how this works for you. I had to google it to find out what it was. Sounds cool! Good luck!!!
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SKINNYPOWELL1 4/26/2010 2:31PM

    Let me know how the "bug" works for ya. Wishing you success in all your efforts. You're right about not burning any calories at work, I too have a desk job, however lunchtime always includes a 30 minute (or longer) walk. It really breaks up the day and gives you that little boost to make it through the afternoon. emoticon

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