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not tenatious enough so far 201.5 today back to obese -what?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I have filled my life with activity, but lost the focus on what I am eating and drinking.

I have been drinking way more than I should be to lose or maintain weight loss.

I did walk 18,000 + steps and rode my bike after that with a new friend Bob. Had several beers after that and a few good laughs. I am sure it helped put on the poundage. Of course nutrition includes what I drink. The beer (not light by the way) IPA s are my choice are heavy in calories 259 a pint, so two or three totally wack any positive nutrition for the day and forget weight loss or stabilization.

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CAROLSMOM1 9/18/2014 2:45AM

    I lost my son to alcohol--he was 57 when he passed. Please don't let it take you, too.

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196 - ten over where I was but 35 under where I've been

Monday, September 01, 2014

Hey I started a new system today Grey Iron fitness - strength training. I will do it for a month 3x a week. 12x in September.

written goals - continue walking get back up to 100k steps a week.

limit to one beer a night!

track food again - written record.

subscribe to coaching here again; cheap focus of attention for me. $55 a year?

drink more water daily

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    Not where you want to be but farther away from where you don't want to be! Keep pushing Joe!

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MAVERICKDR 9/1/2014 10:07AM

    Be proud of your results to date. Go to the store, pick up 7 five pound bags of flour or sugar and visualize what you've done. Congratulations.

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LADYRH 9/1/2014 9:13AM

    Sounds like a good plan emoticon

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HMBROWN1 9/1/2014 9:09AM

    Best wishes! I am cheering for you! Heather

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buddy walking streak continues but .... just for laughs?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I am planning to go to the just for laughs festival in Montreal this coming week. I used to do it with my boys but they are engaged otherwise with employment. (Hey I am glad they are working) Maybe they will be my safety net some day.

They both punked out but I will check it out myself. I haven't done a long solo trip since I have been married. My wife doesn't want to go. other priorities. I will stay near the Atwater market and love to feast on the produce etc there. It will be a challenge not to gain weight, I love biking around the city there. they made it easy for biking. The weather is usually fantastic in summer. The comedy is usually great and I always run into new acts that I see later on US tv.

Interesting to see if my buddy continues without me on his own?

Counterbalance good nutrition and biking with an occasional splurge.

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MAVERICKDR 7/20/2014 8:02PM

    Enjoy yourself and have fun. A solo trip may just be what you need.

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WIFE48 7/20/2014 2:29PM

    Sounds like a fun time.

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29% body fat ! hope it is not all in my head.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

193# 29.2% body fat.

Hovering around the target for the end of the month this week. Aug 1 is realistic and doable without doing anything that is not sustainable for the long run as a lifestyle.

I am willing to aim for 14250 as a daily step goal from here on out and I have sustained that pace for well over a year even though injury, vacations, harsh storms etc.
My dietary changes have been successful as well but not as consistent as my exercise habits. I still like Fuhrman's "Salad is you main meal" plant based nutrition ethic, but still eat some junk stuff when it is laying around (my wife buys it for herself still).

My buddy showed up today, but resistant and slower than ever. He showed up! I am still amazed that he is sticking to it thus far. Negative as ever and apologizing about it in the same breath. I ignore the negativity, but confront bizarre ideas. It is all part of the compulsiveness of his illness. Exercise and connections may not bring him out of it but my contribution is worth a try. I will hang for a while. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the flood of negativity. In small doses it is doable without catching it. Families who live with these people are commendable. Thank you to those who have made suggestions and offered support to me.

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IMEMINE1 7/20/2014 5:38PM

    Good step goal. I am happy when I get 10,000 or any bit over. emoticon

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MAVERICKDR 7/18/2014 6:26AM

    Reading about the brain reveals that it is a lot of fat. You know enough to NOT starve your body of fat, but what you are doing seems to be working. Keep it up!

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Rain or Shine--- it is a habit to whine

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hey my buddy showed up with an umbrella today. dour, sour, and talking about ending it all; but he showed up with his umbrella to walk at 7AM.
There were far fewer walkers this morning for sure. My ears were bleeding from being pounded with all that negativity, but he showed up!

I have been being a lot more successful with my walking goals since I start the morning with this baseline 7500 step with my buddy. So I may be able to hang in there to see if this has an impact on his depression. If I can get him to walk, maybe i can get him to attend yoga classes with me. That also would be good for the both of us.

Slow progress is better than no progress, or not even trying!

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MAVERICKDR 7/16/2014 9:18AM

    You are doing a good thing, Joe, by helping a friend. Plus you are getting some benefit, too.

Cast your bread upon the water, but do not, under any circumstances, have some cheese with that whine.

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CAROLSMOM1 7/15/2014 9:58AM

    Your friend is getting a big benefit from all his negative talk--he gets attention from you. Remind him that whatever he "sends" out is reflected back to him. Can you get him to start a gratitude journal? Or read Rhonda Byrne's "The Magic." Just starting to write down three to four things a day for which he is grateful would be a great start and works like magic. Your getting him to exercise is a very good thing. You deserve extra points for that.

Oh, one more thing, Rhonda has a Widget on my laptop that brings in positive thoughts every day.

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BRAINBENTT 7/15/2014 9:53AM

    you are a good friend emoticon

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