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The Dreamer's Final 2010 Confession

Friday, November 26, 2010

I'm a pretty sharp cookie. Seriously, when I don't see a problem in my life and well meaning friends, family, acquaintances, strangers, rice crispies, Holy Sovereign Deities, etc. try to bring it to my attention, I get it quickly. It usually take only about 180 (sometimes as few as 170) times for me to get what they're trying to say.

Today, I got a bit of a double whammy.

As I was lamenting the possibility of netting a grand total of 9 pounds lost this year, it struck me:

1) My perception of how I look is very drastically different than pretty much everyone else's perception of how I look.

I struck up a conversation with yet another really attractive, confident single lady (becoming an eerily common thing these days). As we were talking I mentioned my weight in the context of "I'm not a small guy", not "I'm a fat guy". I mentioned that even as a tall 200+ pound person that a certain car was too big for me.

When I said 200 pounds, she flat out told me that I was wrong and that there was no way that I weighed that much. Almost every friend that I've asked to guess my weight has always put me at about 20 pounds less than I am. I can tell that they're honest by the "you've got to be kidding" look on their faces when I mention the real number.

I've gotten that look enough to realize that "wanting to look attractive to potential first dates" needs to drop down my list of priorities/motivations for what I'm trying to accomplish. I think I'm already kind of there.

Yes, I definitely have some flab in the stomach that needs to make a permanent exit. Yes, I'm technically 15 pounds overweight. And Yes, if I could control my eating better and be more diligent about the weight room, pilates classes and cardio training, I would could still lose a lot of weight. But I have to face the reality that I look different than I did 20+ pounds ago and develop new reasons/motivations for a healthy lifestyle.

2) The scale is not helping me at this point

There's almost a religious confession feel to a weigh-in after a bad week of eating. You have a bad week eating you hit weigh-in day and you gain a few pounds. All of the mystery is gone. You know where you are. Or you lose a few pounds and feel like you've almost gotten away with something.

On good weeks, it can be a vindication of a good effort.

I was reading a book about building a healthier lifestyle from a perspective of organizing one's life in several areas, including weight-loss. The author mentioned that one's mental, physical and spiritual state means far more than "a three digit number on a scale".

Now this is one of those heard-it-a-million-times/nothing-new things, but for some reason, it really hit me in a deeper way. I've been using the scale in an extremely disproportionately unhealthy way in evaluating myself (especially given where I am on my weight loss journey.

Bottom Line: Tomorrow is my last confession for 2010. I'm going to weigh myself and see the damage from Thursday. After then, my next weigh-ins will be Friday December 31, 2010 (Last day of the year) and Saturday January 1, 2011 (challenge from a friend)

From now on, my focus will be on doing what it takes to lose weight...

Not the measurement of said.

Thank you for reading.

- TD Out

  
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CALLIKIA 11/30/2010 3:32PM

    I think learning that the numbers on the scale don't really mean that much is an important one...one the entire society needs to know and understand. Weight is a hard thing to judge, and I can tell you that I didn't look nearly this good when I was going up at this weight as I do going down. My body looks (and feels, I might add) at least 20 pounds lighter. I may be over 300 pounds, but I feel like I'm in the 200s...and that's crazy to me. But I guess a fit body, no matter at what weight, just LOOKS better!

Just stick to what you know works for the next few weeks and you'll be one happy Trent-camper on December 31st.

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AZCUPCAKE 11/30/2010 2:50PM

    Your totally accurate "a-ha!" moment has arrived! It is not about the number. It is about everything else that makes a person healthy - both physically AND mentally. You have been on quite a journey these last few months, uncovering some very solid, basic truths that prove you are doing this for all the right reasons. I applaud you, Trent. You really do "get" it!!! Can't wait to see all of the good things your future holds! emoticon

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RUNJEWELRUN 11/30/2010 12:29PM

    I think that is the bravest thing I have heard in a while :)
You will conquer!!
Love ya!

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AKELAZ 11/30/2010 6:00AM

    *one's mental, physical and spiritual state means far more than "a three digit number on a scale".*

How very true that is - and I'm delighted that you've seen that particular emoticon

Double delighted actually - that you taking other folks' 'don't believe it-s' on board.
(Wish I could say the same for myself - but like a lot of us I dish out advice and am useless at following it emoticon

Have a great scale-less December. Enjoy the freedom (and remember the' thin grey line' you recommended me - it worked well and should for you) emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 11/28/2010 2:23PM

    "My perception of how I look is very drastically different than pretty much everyone else's perception of how I look. "

Isn't it amazing how that works. One of the only reasons I take pictures of myself is to gauge what I look like - if that makes any sense. I know what I look like - but do I really "know" what I look like? It is hard to break away of how we "used" to look, etc. But I get how wondering about this question can get way boring - personally, I am over that as well. This journey can't all be about our physical packaging because there is just so much more to the whole person anyway.

I am glad you've found new motivations to pursue this ever-changing journey. I love the confidence I am hearing in general as well. That's a lot more important and you are doing it.

Rock this, bro!

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BYEBYEFAT. 11/27/2010 6:37PM

    I liked this a lot! Im the same way, people sometimes dont believe the number when i tell them how much I weigh. I need to refocus and realize that I dont have to lose weights to get the dates :)

Good luck on finishing out 2010!

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MEADSBAY 11/26/2010 10:59PM

    That is a splendid idea.
It is just so effin easy to obsess over that dang number!
No-one ever believes it when I (rarely) tell my weight, either. I assumed it's because I workout so much.
Best wishes on this new venture.
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FITGRL124 11/26/2010 10:22PM

    Good luck!!

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LIVELAUGHXO 11/26/2010 5:50PM

    Great choice. Good luck!

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/26/2010 4:24PM

    I know exactly how you feel about it being something that seems redundant but when you actually understand it deeply, really feel it, its like it takes on its own life. There are SO SO SO SO many things that have to happen for weight to permanently stay off. and these are mental things, habits we need to establish and actually LIKE doing.

to be honest, using the scale as your indicator of success is the easiest way to put up a facade that you're "changing". but, REAL change is measured by those feelings that hit you in the gut when you finally understand and learn things about yourself.

so that long winded thing up there is me saying nice job (and i think you brave and truly embracing change) on putting the scale away. i hope you'll keep blogging. ! hey how tall are you , 6'1'? perfect that we're buddies i'm 5'11''. :-D

dimitra

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MARCYNA 11/26/2010 2:46PM

    "I've gotten that look enough to realize that "wanting to look attractive to potential first dates" needs to drop down my list of priorities/motivations for what I'm trying to accomplish. I think I'm already kind of there. "
This is intereseting...I never never cared for weight on a first date - and I have a lot of experience.
What I look for is a nice person who treats me kindly and who's not so self focused not to see me..... emoticon

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THUNDERCAT 11/26/2010 1:55PM

    Right there with you. Although I have substantially more than 15 lbs to go. It takes a while to come away from the mindset the scale is our number one means of progress. That number seems to play a significant role as to how we see ourselves. When others can't see that number. thier perception can be entirely different. Your confindence in your progress shows in the way others see you whether you see it or not. I think your blog makes perfect sense. I look forward to seeing how your 2011 confession goes.


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LOSE4LIFE47 11/26/2010 1:41PM

    Sometimes it takes me a while to understand what people are trying to tell me.

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. . . . .

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Goal 195
Last Week: 201.4
This Week: 203.0
(+1.6) . . . . .

. . . . .

If you are someone who is prone to leave comments on blogs about weight gain that start with or contain any of the following....

* "Cheer up"
* "Tomorrow is another day"
* "You can DO IT!!"
* "Don't beat yourself up"
* (insert your own "I don't want to deal with this person's pain/frustration, so I'll gloss over it with some trite 'Rah rah'" coping mechanism here)

...then please don't leave a comment on this blog. I will probably delete it (In my year and a quarter on SP I have deleted one comment from a blog and it was totally by accident)

Bottom Line:
* I ate badly this week
* I didn't exercise much
* My midweek had me over 205
* I netted a 1.6 pound gain
* I'm only 22 pounds away from my starting weight.
* I've been slowly gaining weight for the past 4 months
* I don't know how to control my eating.
* I feel really helpless
* I'm extremely pissed off.

. . . . .

- TD Out

  
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AZCUPCAKE 11/30/2010 2:51PM

    Thanks for venting. I agree. emoticon

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CWOMACK138 11/23/2010 10:01AM

    It SUCKS - I know - been there, done that, and been there, doing that at a matter of fact. I guess I just need to resolve to the fact that this is a lifelong battle......YUCK! Happy Thanksgiving Trent!

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MEADSBAY 11/21/2010 5:41PM

    okokok.... got it.
You deserved to go up a bit.
So did I and so do I.
So is that anger going to help you in ANY way?

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RUNJEWELRUN 11/21/2010 11:42AM

    How about this: We have all been there! What is spark good for if we can't share our ups and downs. Just think about all of the people who don't have a support group. Just know that this too shall pass. You can vent to me any time(I do that a lot on my blog).
XOXO

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KT-NICHOLS-13 11/20/2010 10:15PM

    This week I blogged and told the universe and the scale that they could suck it! Bad week for me too - it sucks, the end.

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HDHAWK 11/20/2010 4:48PM

    Been there, done that, for over the past year. I was 6 lbs. from my goal weight and life got crazy. I completely went off plan and regained almost all the weight I'd lost. I was not happy with myself either. I wasn't where I wanted to be for my recent wedding. I just decided to accept it (temporarily) because what could I do about it anyway. It has taken me another couple months to start seeing some success. I basically started over, left some teams, joined some new ones, and stopped working with my trainer (why waste the money if I'm not doing what she says anyway). I did all these things to try and motivate myself to get back into good habits again. It's been a slow process, but I am improving. What small thing can you do this week to give you a sense of accomplishment? You're still here so you haven't given up!

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ZURDTA- 11/20/2010 9:02AM

    Bottom Line:
* I ate badly this week
* I didn't exercise much
* My midweek had me over 205
* I netted a 1.6 pound gain
* I'm only 22 pounds away from my starting weight.
* I've been slowly gaining weight for the past 4 months
* I don't know how to control my eating.
* I feel really helpless
* I'm extremely pissed off.

Okay - so you know why you put on weight. You ate badly and didn't exercise. I don't know HOW you can control your eating - but getting more movement into your daily life will help release some stress, give you something to do when you want to eat and will giv eyou exercise. Whether it be walking, dancing, housework - whatever - all movement is good, right?

I got no answers, just got my own struggles - and like MEZZO ANGEL says, Sometimes owning up to our week, no matter how crappy, will help us get through the next one.

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/20/2010 8:51AM

    Even though you're saying it a little indirectly, this blog says a lot more than the hard cold facts of what happened this week... I know exactly what you're talking about when you say you don't just wanna hear a " YOU CAN DO IT ". WHY!? Not because you don't ACTUALLY want to hear you can do it, but because it stings, it feels like it was just glossed over and the truth is it was. People want to get as far away as possible from "negative" blogs unless they have some silver lining that lets them know that everything IS going to be OK.

I say this having started the journey in September of 08 and gone through UPS AND DOWNS of the tornado quality!!!!!!!! When I was going through a rough period I felt like I couldn't blog unless there was something really positive, so after a couple of negative blogs met with the types of comments you mentioned, I retreated completely. It's not that those comments go unappreciated. Not in the least, I love everyone on spark, and know that they mean well!!

The reason you don't want to hear those types of comments ..... Is because they have an odor of FEAR that you can smell from a mile away. FEAR because this is a reality, FEAR it could happen to them, OH NO what if the perfect "only good things to report" goes away?!?!?!

When I came back to spark after having regained 35 lb from my lowest, I vowed, to only be truthful in my blogs. Which meant getting over the needing things to only be positive. And by doing that, I've gotten over my own fear.

Truth is, anything can happen. THAT is the cold hard truth. We ALL know it, we just don't want to come to terms with it. Joining spark is NOT the solution to all your problems. It takes digging and rummaging through your issues and solving them.

If you ever want to talk, I'm here. emoticon

Dimitra

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 11/20/2010 8:31AM

    How about this? The scale can SUCK IT.
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I've got no great advice or rah rah rah. Sometimes owning up to our week, no matter how crappy, will help us get through the next one.

Regarding this comment, however... "* I feel really helpless", just know I am quietly lurking over on my own sparkpage if you ever need a friend.



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So What Would a Smart Alec Say to These (Part IV)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
* Closed. That ticks off the boogey man

Boogeyman: i h8 u! ur sux0r!!!(boogeyman walks off in a huff)

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
* Yes, I was on America's wanted for it once.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
* Those are my only choices?

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
* What can I say? ebay pays

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
* Yes, especially on laundry day

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
* With the full intention of not doing so!

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
* I'd rather be attacked by a swarm of big bears. That would be so cool

8. Do you have freckles?
* I used to.

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
* Only portraits

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
* Stupid quizzes like this one with over 30 questions

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
* Aren't we supposed to? Pedometers cost money, you know

12. Have you ever peed in the woods?
* You're asking me this because...

13. What about pooped in the woods?
(see response to 12)

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
* Yes, the voices in my head talk in rhythm

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
* Nope I swallow them whole.

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
* (see responses to 12 and 13)

17. What size is your bed?
www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1
178094/Londoners-bounce-work-worlds-bi
ggest-bed-jump.html


18. What is your Song of the week?
video.google.com/videoplay?docid=701
6503262636797009#


(Go ahead and tell me that this song isn't stuck in your head)

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
* Oh yeah, it's the guys who wear blue that creep me out.

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
* AND I live in my parent's basement, AND I have a guitar that I've played once, AND I'm president of my town's Weird Al fan club. WHADDELSE Ya need to know!?

21. What's your least favorite movie?
* This one
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_QPAMLsSsU
Thank goodness they got more awesome.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
* If I told you, then how "hidden" would it really be?

23. What do you drink with dinner?
* Liquids...usually

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
* sauce

25. What is your favorite food?
* (sigh) I didn't become a sparkie by having just one.

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
* Groundhog Day (rim shot)

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
* That really beautiful woman right before I woke up this morning.

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
* So my days as a hermaphrodite scout don't count, eh?

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
* Get chocolate in me, not much is off the table.

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
* Write a letter on paper? Then what good would telegraphs be?

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
* I let the oil change fairy take care of that

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
* As if a cop could catch me gunning it in my super-uber-macho powerful 1999 Daewoo Nubria. Hollah!!

33. Ran out of gas?
* Not when I ate at my university's dining hall (rim shot)

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?
* The Trentdreamer between the blankets/sheets and mattress on a cold Saturday morning one.

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
* Food

36. What is your usual bedtime?
10:36:13.79 pm. If I miss that by more than a 2 second window, I'm tossing and turning all night.

37. Are you lazy?
I don't feel like answering this. I'd rather play video games

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
* a Stevador

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
* The Wuzzle

40. How many languages can you speak?
* Does Esperanto count? What about C++ or .net?

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
* First letters on paper, now this. hate to break it to you quizzie, but the 1980/1990's are over.

42.Which are better Legos or lincoln logs?
* Two words: "Real bricks" (Last time I hire THAT contractor to refinish the front of my house).

43. Are you stubborn?
* I refuse to answer that question. Staunchly refuse.
YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!!!!

44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
* Tom Snyder, No Chevy Chase, No Better Pat Sajak
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYx9-Vo7qK4&
feature=related


45. Ever watch soap operas?
* No, I prefer ones with actual singers

46. Afraid of heights?
* Depends on the real estate values

47. Sing in the car?
* And play the drums

48. Dance in the shower?
* Where else would/should one dance exactly?

49. Dance in the car?
* Running out of ideas, eh?

50. Ever used a gun?
* I feel more and more like doing so with each passing quiz I fill out and question I answer.

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
* About the same time I had that picture taken by a painter.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Heck no. this one's my fav
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbHO1ZYhtLk

53. Is Christmas stressful?
* Oh no, of course not. It's a time of deep peace and tranquility as we ponder the birth of our precious Lord and Savior (pause, smirk, lips start to quiver) WHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I crack me up.

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
* That question is racist. I have nothing against the Portuguese.

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
* There is no funny response to this that won't get the "this page/blog marked as inappropriate" button pressed (even by me)

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid
The usual:
* Astronaut
* Fireman
* President
* Japanese Game-Show Host

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
* No, but they believe in me.

58. Ever have a Déjà-vu feeling?
* Yes, I feel like I've filled stupid quizzes like this one out before.

59. Take a vitamin daily?
* Vitamin A for Awesome!!!

60. Wear slippers?
* Made of chain-mail

61. Wear a bath robe?
* Made of chain-mail

62. What do you wear to bed?
* Oye, again with the "what are you wearing" questions. Go ahead and breath into the telephone while you're at it. You know you want to.

63. First concert?
* No thanks.

64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
* Tiffany's

65. Nike or Adidas?
* Zips

66.Cheetos Or Fritos?
* No thanks, I'm driving

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
* Definitely a Charlie Brown/Snoopy kind of guy.

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
* non

69. Ever take dance lessons?
* As a gun was being fired at me!

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
* professional eye rolling

71. Can you curl your tongue?
* lhayllee

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
* y-e-s-s yess!

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
* Yes when I finished the last stupid quiz. replay in roughly 27 questions

74. Own any record albums?
* As if cassette tapes will ever catch on.

75. Own a record player?
* No!!! um....no......welllll.......I may have....
OK OK!!!! Fine! I own one! Are you happy!?
(Hmmm. maybe I'm not as stubborn as I thought)

76. Regularly burn incense?
* No I regularly freeze incense (eye roll)

77. Ever been in love?
* And the quiz starts hitting on me 3/4 of the way through. Right on queue!

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHmjqjU8a70&
feature=related


79. What was the last concert you saw?
* Justin Beiber (following up on that "Have you ever shot a gun" question)

80.Hot tea or cold tea?
* I just swallow the contents of the tea bag and wash it down with Mr. Pibb. How do I stay single exactly?

81.Tea or coffee?
* Crank 2-0

82. Sugar or snickerdoodles?
* What the heck is a snickerdoodle? I swear, this quiz is just making c**p up. Of course after 82 questions, my speed dating session interrogation wouldn't be going so well either.

83.Can you swim well?
* Depends on your definition of well

84.Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
* Good question, Columbo. At this point in time a confession won't be so hard to beat out of me. Just tell me this quiz will come to an end soon.

85. Are you patient?
* Making it to question 85 kind of speaks for itself.

86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
* The girl in question 78

87.Ever won a contest?
* 10-0-1 in the online "Yo Mama!!" Federation circuit

88. Ever have plastic surgery?
* When I can have metallic surgery? Forsooth.

89. Which are better black or green olives?
* Wait, olives come in black and in green!? Since when!!?

90.Can you knit or crochet?
* Both. At the same time. With a chainsaw.

91. Best room for a fireplace?
* The room where these quizzes are written on "paper" with "pencils".

92. Do you want to get married?
* Geez it took you 92 questions to finally propose. Can we do dinner first?

93. If married, how long have you been married?
* OK 100 question quiz, I'll marry you already.

94. Who was your HS crush?
* She meant nothing to me. Don't be getting all jealous. We're not even married yet.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
* Breathes deeply* after 95 questions, WHO wouldn't

96. Do you have kids?
* Not to the best of my knowledge

97. Do you want kids?
* No thanks, I'm driving

98. What's your favorite color?
* At this point, the orange color my monitor's power button turns when it's off.

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
Yes, the author of this quiz when I take a swing at them.

100. Did you watch Next Great American Band on FOX?
* Thats it quiz, I want a divorce

I'm sorry you had to witness that.

- TD Out!

  
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SHOES17 7/10/2012 10:17PM

    Wow now I can breath...great sense of humor! Still laughing. I really loved the bed ...awesome!

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/9/2012 10:32PM

    You are definitely due for another snarky quiz, so you should totally answer the questions from my 50 Questions blog.

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STEELKICKIN 11/18/2010 9:54PM

    Oh gawd, Trent...I am still laughing MAO over numbers 8 and 90! Where, oh WHERE, do you come up with this stuff??! Leno better watch out...you could wrestle him down like a swarm of bears! Hee hee!
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AZCUPCAKE 11/17/2010 5:26PM

    So funny!! You are!!! See my ear-to-ear grin?! I think laughing this much should count for aerobic activity! emoticon

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KRITKRIT 11/17/2010 9:29AM

    You never disappoint TD! LOVED!

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 11/17/2010 5:58AM

    Hilarious! Thanks for the morning laugh. I especdially enjoyed the KittyKat song
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MEADSBAY 11/16/2010 8:21PM

    omg- I can't believe I read THE WHOLE THING! emoticon

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CALIKIKI 11/16/2010 7:05PM

    OMG you are hilarious! Keep it up!

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RUNJEWELRUN 11/16/2010 6:52PM

    Hilarious!!

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Oh Wait....I've been here before

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Goal 195
Last Week: 202.0
This Week: 201.4
(-0.6) Bouyahhh!!!

Let's see.....201.4 (taps pencil (*1) on desk.). Why does that number seem so familiar......?

Hmmmmmmmm.......

Oh Yeah! I remember (*2).

I remember it like it was about 17 weeks ago. Hmmmmm...

(dream sequence begins)
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3440651

(dream sequence ends)

And we all remember what happened the next week (*3)

Now, I'm not guaranteeing anything, but I feel more confident than ever that I will not only match July 24 and keep losing, but this time I won't stop at 195.8. This time it's 195 or less

What I am guaranteeing is that I will do everything in my power to weigh 195 pounds by New Years day 2011. We're going to make it happen again! 7 weeks 7 pounds.

Happy Birthday to you Aunty!!

- TD Out.

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Editor's Notes:
(*1) More like Palm Pilot stylus. Trent is way more up to date technically than "pencil". pfft!
(*2) He remembered two sentences ago. He's just being rhetorical/alegorical/nerd-igorical/whatev
er
(*3) www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3464037

  
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RUNJEWELRUN 11/16/2010 6:53PM

    You go!! In my head I so heard the tapping of the pencil :) emoticon emoticon

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KELLEEH 11/13/2010 7:55PM

    Oh, boy, do I know that feeling. 7 weeks, 7 pounds. Sounds good to me!

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KRAFTIJAN 11/13/2010 6:07PM

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You can do this.Seven weeks to my birthday present.. It will happen.

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AZCUPCAKE 11/13/2010 5:21PM

    Once again, I say it loud and I stand PROUD to say it: TRENT is GONNA HIT THE BALL out of the PARK! 7 in 7 -- BOOYAH is the word to insert here! emoticon Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!!

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MEADSBAY 11/13/2010 10:07AM

    I think you can, I think you can, I think you can.
(clicking my ruby red slipper heels for you)
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I'll TAKE it!!!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Goal: 195
Last Week: 202.2
This Week: 202.0
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I know what you're thinking.... You're thinking "Huh!!?? You've been vascilating at the same weight for the last three weeks (except for the one where you gained 2 pounds) and now you're happy with a 0.2 pound loss? What is up with that, YO!!!?? Where's Trent and what did you do with him????"

But no, Ive been exercising regularly and eating a little bit better for the most part.

Last night I had dinner with my parents. The most unhealthy deep fried fattening dinner out possible (French fries, onion rings, etc). Washed it down with a "Kiddie-sized" Ice cream cone. Back when I was a kid it would have been called "Professional Line-Backer-Sized" but portions have changed a bit since then.

Given that, -0.2 pounds? I'll TAKE it!!!

I wonder what's going to happen next week when I have a small healthy dinner the night before weigh-in...... Nah scratch that, I don't wonder.
* Next week, Lord willing, I will re-renter the 190's (no fan fare, no trumpets this time)
* Next week, I will eat out only when meeting friends/family for dinner.
* Next week I will workout as I have been
* Next week, I will be 5 or slightly less pounds away from 195.

And by "Next week" I mean starting NOW!!!

Amicae Mea, 195.8 won't cut it this time. TrentDreamer is bringing it HOME!!!!!

As this oh so cute Himalayan kitten would say..
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxQ2BU0vJw

Word up, oh so cute Himalayan Kitten!!!

- TD Out!

  
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KAITHOFFMAN 11/8/2010 1:25PM

    go trent!~ you can do it !!!!! emoticon

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STEELKICKIN 11/6/2010 10:46PM

    Wow!! SO POSITIVE!! SO UPBEAT!! Like the McDonald's commercial, I'M LOVIN' IT!! I think you're absolutely adorable...alot more adorable than the kitty!

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MEADSBAY 11/6/2010 9:13AM

    Glad my scale doesn't do tenths or I would be even more obsessed, if such a thing is possible.
I think I'll make a big pot of veggie soup w/black beans and live on that and my protein and fruit smoothies while DH is away.
That kitty is cute but doesn't look very happy!
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GYPSY_DANCER 11/6/2010 8:51AM

  You have such a positive attitude and it's quite inspiring for me! Losing any amount, even 0.2, is nothing to scoff at! It's weight down! Keep up that awesome work and that great attitude!

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SOPKAMANJU 11/6/2010 8:10AM

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KIMOTHY77 11/6/2010 8:09AM

    You will get there! Keep up the positive attitude and good work:)

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