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Two Years Later I've Had Enough - and It's Working

Sunday, December 29, 2013

So in 2013 I set a record for my weight at 223. I've never been that heavy. comes back to accountability.

I've had two good months. I'm down about 8 lbs and it has to do with integrity. Who am I? What do I stand for. I've done a weight loss podcast for three years and I set a record for being my HEAVIEST. That was enough. My rock bottom. I got called on the carpet. Accountability needed to be pushed to new levels and I did.

As the old saying goes, find out who is doing it right and do what they do. So I'm drinking Shakeology for at least one of my meals, and I am starting small by ordering the 10 minute workout challenge pack.I've got a free app that inspires me every morning and I've got my mind, body and spirit in sync.

I was thinking about the three months I spent in Weight Watchers where you show up for a meeting a week, have someone give you some fitness/diet tips and you weigh in. You are basically there for the weigh in. My local WW meeting cost me 42 a month.

So I'm going to invest in some tools and start my own accountability group at www.logicallosers.com

I've had some great success and I truly feel this is the time I get it right, and keep it right. I've always said, it's not easy but it is simple.

  
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CLEOLEFT1 12/29/2013 11:16PM

    I got up to 255 before going on medifast. 5 meal replacements and 5-7 oz meat with 2 servings of vegetables daily and I lost 122 lb in less than a year. It was expensive but worth it but probably could do just as well at a fraction of the cost using Aldi lean and active brands that are also soy based. The main thing was eating every 2.5 hours to not get hungry. Good luck!!!

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Getting Some Momentum Going

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Between my birthday, and Valentine's day, February has not been my friend. At one point I was up to 214. Thats where I started years ago. I am officially back to sqaure one. I'm having issues making fitness a top priority as I have school, work, family, band, church, etc. But the last two days I just wanted to give it a little extra push. I put in 15,000 steps on Tuesday (while watching the biggest loser) and yesterday put in another 10,000 and the scale is already down to 211.

Much like pushing a car, once it gets rollign it gets easier. I just don't leave work until I've AT LEAST walked for 30 minutes at 3 mph (this is my form of "mailing it in"). Also I'm reading articles on SP, keeping me focused.

One of the things that really seems to help is wearing my Body bug www.bodybuggsp.com display so I can see how many calroies I burn. By walking the dog in the morning, and walking on my lunch, it seems like my calories burned is more than calories consumed.

  
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CARRIE1948 2/17/2011 1:59PM

    The more you move, the more you want to.

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The Weekend Has Become a Weakness

Friday, February 11, 2011

In logging my food and exercise I notice I go down for a few days, and then there are spikes. Very noticable spikes. What gives? Turns out those days are all on the weekends. So this weekend, I'm going to move in the right directions. This isn't a cure, but a baby step. Every Saturday night I go to church and then out to dinner. We hit the best Pizza joint in Akron (Louigi's). Well this weekend, no bread, and plain pizza instead of pepperoni. Not a great choice but a better choice. I also need to get workouts done in the morning. If I wait to do them in the afternoon they don't happen.
I have a lot of stress right now, and I need to find a new way of handling it. I use to go for walks, but when its 2 degrees outside, thats not an option. Maybe reading a book. Something to take my mind off of things...

  
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KERSTIN814 2/15/2011 1:20PM

    Weekends are definitely harder. I have no trouble during the week. I bring my food, am chained to a chair in front of a computer. On the weekends I like to live it up, have a few glasses of wine or beer or better yet both. Wowie! how those calories add up. I am working on burning more calories on the weekend which will be a lot easier when spring comes and
gardening chores beckon and I am dedicated to honestly recording all intake of calories so I can see where all this chubbyness comes from. Good luck. I think you can have pizza, just a little though. All it is is bread and cheese with some tomato sauce, it it not poison.

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PUGLVR760 2/15/2011 12:26PM

    Hi Dave! Good to see you here! I actually find weekends NOT that difficult because I am SOOOOO busy! I don't find the time to eat - which is something I can't believe I am saying. However, I sure make up for that lost time during the week while sitting at my desk. I guess in reality it is a stress thing because I am incredibly unhappy at my job. Maybe that's why the weekends go well for me - because I am happy to NOT be at work. Wishing you the best! Glad you are back to podcasting!

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CONNIE2POINT0 2/12/2011 1:03PM

    You sure give yourself a weekly challenge--Luigi's? Dang! I find the weekends are hardest t00--mostly because of socializing and "obligation eating"--like birthday cake. Tomorrow is my niece's baby shower, so I will be challenged again.
In solidarity!
Connie

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PENNPLAX 2/11/2011 9:30AM

    I agree weekends are harder to stick with a plan. Maybe instead of pizza, you could go for the salad? Good Luck.

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The Cause Not the Symptom

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I'm doing weird things again. On my lunch the other day I walked up and down a flight of steps for 30 minutes. I walked about 4,000 steps last night in a room thats 1/4 of our basement (its empty, round and round and round). It's snowing and the gym is no more. So I've got to do whatever I can. However, I'm taking a big step back to look and see why I am the way I am. My weight loss is the symptom, but what is the cause. You might say emotional eating. OK. Why are you emotionally eating? Probably the biggest reasons include:

Money
Relationships
Family
Job

I'm going to think about each of these over the next couple of weeks and report back, as well as do my podcasts. I'm attacking my eating. That is the symptom. This is why I've lost and gained the same 10-20 lbs over and over and over. I've been trying to change the sympom. I need to attack the cause.

  
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PRPLMAMA 12/9/2010 7:02PM

    Doesn't it always seem to boil down to causes and conditions!? Thanks for posting!

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The Easy Way to Lose Weight

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Well I had a GIANT unexpected bill come in (luckily after some - but not all - of the Christmas presents were purchased). This has left me with just enough money to operate, and get by. I mean b a r e l y. The things I buy now are things I need (deodorant comes to mind, and milk). So I'm not purchasing vending machines. My lunches are now a simple sandwich, or a single frozen Healthy Choice (where before it was a sandwich with something else).

The interesting thing is, I'm not hungry. Part of the reason is I'm working on making some money (so I'm not bored). Time is flying by. If you're hungry, are you bored? Looking for something to do?

Some nights, I have nothing to do, so I do something else I don't normally do. I go to bed early. If I'm not awake, I don't feel tempted to head for the popcorn and ice cream.

My biggest surprise is I've always thought that if I didn't eat at least 2000 calories I would just starve. This is not the case, and I'm not sure why it took a situation where I had "no other option" (or we might call it the starvation diet) to give this a shot.

When I do recover from this financial setback I will have to ask myself, "Do I really NEED ___ ?"

  
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CCROMWELL 12/2/2010 4:42PM

    Well now that is looking on the bright side of things. I wish you continued weight loss success and financial reward. Good luck with everything.

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