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1 downside to weight loss

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I am so happy to be losing weight but I've come to 1 downside. I don't fit in a lot of my clothes! If I had clothes from when I was thinner then this wouldn't be an issue but I don't. I've been in the 180-190lb weight range since high school (13 years) so I don't have any "thin" clothes. Now I need to go out and buy a bunch of new pants because I look like a clown wearing big baggy pants. My friend mentioned it the other day. She said, "You're too thin. I saw you the other day and your pants fit so loose that I couldn't see your butt.". While it was flattering that she was trying to look at my butt it was kind of embarrassing that I looked funny in the pants. So maybe after my "Butts and Gutts" workout this evening I'll head over to the mall and do some pants shopping.
I am really happy to be at 170 though. It's been really hard getting to this point and to be honest if I stopped the crazy exercise today and went into maintenance mode I'd be perfectly happy. But that's not the way Scott does things. I have 1 month left until my family is back and I'm determined to lose the final 5 - 10 more pounds to reach my goal. I feel like I'm almost at the finish line. Cheer me on!

  
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SAPPHIRE983 5/25/2010 10:08AM

    160-165 is a good weight for you then! I am 5'9" and have been in the 180-190 range for about a year or two. My goal is to get down to 150.

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SUKOTO 5/25/2010 10:00AM

    I'm 5' 11". Yeah, my belt also needs to be replaced because I've run out of holes.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/25/2010 9:55AM

    I am not a person who likes clothes shopping AT ALL . . . never have. But I was/am in the same position of having to get new clothes because everything was BAGGY~NOT COMPLAINING -- like you, I'm glad for the change!!!

I started by getting (for the summer) a pair of white shorts, capris and skirt. I got a pair of denim capris and shorts. Then I worked on getting solid and plaid shirts that would go with everything so I could mix-and-match. The tops will also do for the Fall and Winter layered under a sweater (which I DON'T have @ the moment, but one thing @ a time).

So try to get things you can mix-and-match. Watch for sales. I got a St. John's Bay tee shirt (dark blue that will go with ANYTHING) for $5.00!!! It will last me at least the summer, probably through the Fall and Winter.

I have ONE suit for "dress up" that also goes with the solid tops I have.

Hope this helps.

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SARAJANE1201 5/25/2010 9:55AM

    Good job! I know, it sucks you have to buy all new clothes, and you may grow out of those soon too... It's better than buying new clothes cause you gained weight though!!!
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SAPPHIRE983 5/25/2010 9:54AM

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I know what you mean! My clothes (esp pants/jeans) are baggy too and a belt isn't really helping anymore! I need to buy smaller clothes as well :-) It kind of sucks, because I like some of the clothes I have (some of them are brand new!) and I can't wear them anymore.

How tall are you?

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So happy!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Who's got 2 thumbs, weighed in at 171.4 and had a 2400 calorie burn day! THIS GUY!! haha
I can't believe I made it down to 171. It seemed so far a couple of weeks ago when I was sitting at 177 for over a month. As for the 2400 calorie burn day, my personal record, I went to the gym in the morning for an hour which was 1000 and I went again after dinner for 1.5 hours and burned another 1400. I will be wiped out tonight but for now I feel like a million bucks!
I can't wait to see 169 next week. It's gonna be like a dream come true. I started this on March 1st and I weighed in at 192lbs, 2.5 months later and I'm down just over 20lbs. It's been fast, yes, but believe me I've been working my ass off and eating so well. My goal is 30 lbs lost by August 1st and at this rate I just might make it.
Ahh.....now I'm off to drink and play cards with the neighbors.
Cheers.

  
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SAPPHIRE983 5/23/2010 8:07PM

    emoticon Congratulations! emoticon I can't wait for you to get in the 160s too! I was so happy when I got out of the 170s. We will never see the 170s again!

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WPECK11 5/22/2010 11:00PM

    Way to go ... you are really on a roll. Inspiring.

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Scott A-Z

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

If you read it ... you have to do it :) ... have a little fun

A - Age: 32

B - Bed size: King

C - Chore you hate: dishes

D - Dog's name: no dog

E - Essential start your day item: granola bar and coffee

F - Favorite color: grey

G - Gold or Silver: silver

H - Height: 5'11"

I - Instruments you play: trumpet

J - Job title: IT Support

K - Kid(s): 2 boys. Trystan and Skylar

L - Living arrangements: Married

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: none

P - Pet Peeve: Oh so many. People who drag their feet when they walk. People who chew with their mouths open. Bad drivers. Bad breath. People who lean on you on the bus.

Q - Quote from a movie: "I pooped a hammer" - Brick from Anchorman

R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: 1 older brother

T - Time you wake up: 5am

U- First word that comes to your mind for "U": Ultimate

V - Vegetable you dislike: Peas

W - Ways you run late: Kids take too long to get ready!

X - X-rays you've had: Hand X2. Broke thumb crashing mountain bike. Also punch elevator and fractured hand.

Y - Yummy food you make: Steak

Z - Zoo favorite: bears

  
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SAPPHIRE983 5/19/2010 8:08PM

    Fun! I'll do it tomorrow! How's everything going?

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Getting back on my feet

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I think this was something my body wanted and needed. A 4 day break from working out. I think this is a chance for me to shock my body back into weight loss mode. I was so happy to see 172.2 last week but I think I've gained a bit back due to stress and lack of calorie burning. I managed to eat properly during this time but it wasn't the same without my big calorie burning.
Happily, I got back to the gym and burned 1200 cals but it was a relatively easy burn. No crazy sweating but a good workout all the same.
I managed to avoid having my butt dragged through the coals today at work but that doesn't mean the work is over. I still have lots of work to do and I'm not out of the woods yet.
Thanks everyone for your support during these stupid, stressful times. I really appreciate it.

Chiao

  


Stressed as h3ll

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What was supposed to be some simple maintenance and hardware rearranging has turned into a complete server rebuild. I didn't do anything that would have resulted in the issues we've had over the past couple of days but I know it's going to come back to me and the blame is going to fall on me. I was so stressed out yesterday that I could hardly eat anything. I managed to curb the stress by having a big bbq with neighbors, saw my family on msn messenger and a few beers. I'm back in the office now for another day of being bossed around and made to feel like a complete idiot/failure. I'm trying to keep a positive attitude but it's hard, believe me.
I know tomorrow is going to be chaos...it's going to suck.
These are the times when I wish I could just curl up in a ball and disappear.

  
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TAMPHAMNAM 5/18/2010 9:52PM

    They always seem to blame the IT guy!...well in all fairness someone is always looking for someone else to blame when the issue could be that the company didn't want to fork out some $$ to fix something that needs to be replaced altogether. Well if you know it's not your fault, state very clearly and diplomatically where the problem truly lies. And if all else fails, that's what happy hours for :)

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WPECK11 5/17/2010 1:58AM

    Man, that's tough. I admire those of you who mange to work with people who are not reasonable or fair. I'm not that tough. It's one of the main reasons I have stuck with being self-employed, even though that route has cost me in other ways.

Just keep in mind that while you may have to keep your mouth shut, or even take crap that is undeserved, they can only chip away at your self-esteem with your permission. I hope, as is so often the case, that you are imagining more trouble than will be reality.

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SAPPHIRE983 5/16/2010 10:54PM

    I know those feelings. The best words of wisdom I can offer is to try to make it the best you can. I know it will be hard, but if you try to have a positive attitude, it won't be so bad. The day will go by and then the next day will be a new and better day :-) I hope you have a good night sleep and don't stress out about it too much.

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