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No smart phone

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.


excited for my wife

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.

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PURPLE_ROSE_3 8/4/2011 9:12AM

    That is amazing and extremely sweet of you to be so supportive and loving of her journey!

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RSQBOB 8/3/2011 10:53PM

    She's my life, my everything. I have to be excited. She is adding potential years to our marriage by becoming healthier.

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THOMS1 8/3/2011 7:17PM

    I think it is emoticonof you to write this blog and be so proud and supportive of her. Support from family and friends is so important and means so much. It and her friends on spark are what really keeps her going. I am so happy for her because it is probably one of the hardest things that she has done and will continue to be so but, this will give her incentive to continue. emoticon

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great dilema

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.

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BECOMING_HOLLY 8/2/2011 11:25AM

    I desperately need to join in on one of those goodwill trips. These 28s are falling off!

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PUNKIN175 8/2/2011 1:43AM

    Woohoo!!! I love shopping!!! Can't wait to go get some new clothes!!!

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Facebook Friends/Real Life Friends - edited un-needed things out

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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BECOMING_HOLLY 8/3/2011 4:34PM

    Honestly, Bob. You know a lot about me. You know my job is 75% computer time and THAT is when I blog. It's great that both of you are on track right now, but saying malicious things about people and their need to provide child care for their child so they can be a working part of society is a bit childish.

It's great that you two are active after work, but not once have you walked over when you were about to leave for a walk or bike ride and invite us. You have commented days before or hours before, but how is someone suppose to know when you are leaving if you never say something??

Instead of blasting people on SparkPeople, you too could have come and said all of this in person - but you chose to say some pretty disrespectful and hurtful things about me in a public forum.

Friendship is a two-way street. When K was "off the wagon" I was still her friend and I still encouraged her to get back on. Did you do that? No, you were too busy.

I guess this is how you truly feel about our friendship. At least I got to see the true Bob. I thought everything got fixed but I guess not, not when you couldn't even express how you really view us.

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CANMTCA 7/29/2011 3:33PM

  you are so kind and thoughtful for your friends. You are a very precious friend. I don't know your friends and I can't speak for them. I know when I am going through something that is tough, I tend be withdrawn from my friends. Especially when I feel ashamed.

I make a conscience effort to not allow myself to feel shame going forward because I really do need my support system. Things goes awful when I don't have my support system.

I commend you for keeping things real.

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4.0 miles!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Well, I just really wanted to get this out there asap because I had two huge accomplishments tonight.

#1: I decided to do the intermediate endurance training off of the Spark People runner's page. This is a 3.639 mile run in 42 minutes. I usually do about 2.0 - 2.5 miles with the beginner's training in 26 minutes.

#2: BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: I wanted to stop at half way (minutes and miles) but then I prayed for the encouragement, strength and endurance to just finish. I needed to do this. My prayers were answered and then some. I looked at the total miles when I was just about done with the 3.639 miles and realized that I just needed another 0.361 miles to hit the 4 miles. I went for it.

In total, I paced a 12 minute mile for 47 minutes and got my 4.0 miles!

I know that some people are indifferent, but I believe the Bible...With God, all things are possible. My wife and myself are proof. She has lost 78 pounds and I have lost 55 pounds and have started to do something that I never thought was possible...loving to run.

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CYCLINGSANDY 7/28/2011 2:54AM

    I am NOT indifferent at all. I love it when the people of God tap into His strength and succeed. You are giving glory to God because you recognize that He is the one who gives you His strength to run, live and breathe.
Run on and continue to give God His glory!


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CISCERO 7/27/2011 8:32PM

  I am a new runner too. Congratulations!

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KARIRDH3 7/27/2011 8:27PM

    What a great blog! Glad I stumbled across it :) Congrats on your GREAT accomplishments. I, too, have learned to enjoy running when years ago it would have been my worst nightmare! Keep up with your great work and fabulous attitude emoticon

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