Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I do very well with my tracking when I constantly have access. I am not in front of a computer most of the time that I spend on SP, I am in my work truck on my iphone. Because we needed the money more than I want the phone, I sold it. Now I use an old bar phone that I had laying around without any internet access. Life has pretty much started to become very boring while at work lately.
I say this because I can't spend any time on the internet to pass the time. I would spend some time on here, on FB and just looking at the news and misc. stuff. Along with wasting time, I would track my food, weight, and exercising. Now, I have to wait for the end of the day and then put everything in. I do not keep track in real time anymore, so I really have to think ahead of how many calories I will be eating with my meals. It is hard, but I have been doing relatively well for the past two days. I went over by less than 100 calories yesterday and short by 63 today.
A lot of times, we forget to be grateful for the tools that we have to help us on our journeys until they are gone. I am still happy that I sold the phone, but I do really miss having the internet with me always. It is not something that is needed, so ...
Either way, I am still getting thinner and keeping up with the healthy eating.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
This morning the scale said 300 for my wife. This is very awesome because she has worked VERY hard through UPS and downs for this. She has lost 78 pounds so far with hard work by her and encouragement by friends here on Spark. What makes things better about it is that a few months ago she set her goal to be below 300 by her 30th birthday, august 5. I am so proud of her and all she has done. She is really shrinking down but I see that she has truly grown inside to do what she needs to do to win this one.
Monday, August 01, 2011
I found myself in a strange new situation yesterday.
About 3 weeks ago, my wife and I went to Goodwill to get some clothes that fit as we continue to lose weight. At the beginning of the year, I wore a xxl shirt and 38 waist jeans. 3 weeks ago, I bout a few 34 inch jeans and a few button up casual shirts in large. Great huh?
Here is the dilemma. I went to put on a shirt that I really liked that fit very well for church yesterday. To my surprise, the shirt was huge on me. The pants all fit if I wear a belt only. Wow. In my mind, there is no way that I should be needing to go buy a shirt smaller than a large. What? No way. This is too soon. I am still 229 pounds, down from 276 (282 @ my largest). I would think that I should fit a large well until about 180 ish.
This is.the best problem I have had in a long time and a welcome problem. I need to get smaller shirts. Sorry man boobs, youre no longer welcome. You just don't fit anymore.
Friday, July 29, 2011
So, my wife and I made some pretty good friends here on facebook since we have been Sparking. We get and give a lot of encouragement, especially my wife (Punkin175). About half a year ago, she made a few friends who lived pretty close to us (30 minutes away). They all met up once and became really good friends in real life too. We all became such good friends very quickly.
Several months later, they were looking for somewhere to live and decided to move into the apartments where we live. It was cool. We got to hang out all the time, we ate a healthy dinner at each other's place every night, went and did physical activities and such. Very good friendship.
We got a message from them the other day on SP asking what happened and why we are not hanging out like we used to.
This summer has been very busy for us all, our friends included. My work schedule has been very hectic. my schedule in general between work, the fire department, and church has pretty much left me with little friend time. It sucks, but what do you do...I have to pay my bills and fulfill my obligations. When my wife and I are not working, we are doing things at home like working out, going for bike rides, runs, hiking, etc. Active things. We are both doing amazing on our weight loss and have no intentions of slowing down so that we can go have a 1500 calorie burger with 500 calorie fries and then a 600 calorie ice cream for dinner. Those days are behind us.
We can't wait to start to hang out and get our social lives back on track.
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