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Weighing in on weighing in... again.

Friday, January 20, 2012


This week has been good, I have stayed within my calorie range, ridden the trainer, drank plenty of green tea and I got to finally start in on that ole Motobecane that I had laying around. My weight has been coming down for a couple weeks now and last week was an exceptionally awesome week in that respect with a 6.2 pound loss, this week we have a loss too. I am down 2.4 pounds this week from last which is a great week as far as I am concerned because the way I am approaching this is that a loss, any loss! is a good thing. Now I haven't posted my actual weight for a while on here but have made it so that if someone was paying attention you could easily figure out roughly where I am but I figured why not just post the stupid weight? so that's what I shall do.

I am not happy to report that as of this morning I am currently 364.0 pounds, don't mistake that last little thing that I said about "not happy" for how I am feeling, I am feeling awesome the last month or so, its just that I am not happy that I weigh 59 pounds more than my lowest weight since starting down this road. Re-losing weight... again... is not a good feeling but on the other side of that is feeling good because of the foods that I am eating again, now that feels good. Thinking about having to lose 59 more pounds just to get where I was is a tad aggravating but that's only if I allow it to aggravate me, I choose to look at as a learning process and the 59 pounds is the penalty that I must pay for letting things get that far off of where it needed to be in order to promote a healthy lifestyle, time to pay the piper and all that.

Refocusing my energy onto me has been the key from the beginning, I need to keep in mind that without putting me at the front of the line the rest may as well not be there because I cannot be the person that I need to be without that.

My life, My weight problem, My solution... because nobody else can do it for me and if I let things get in the way of my health then I am letting myself and my family down.

That's all I got.

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PUMPKINFACE73 1/23/2012 2:02PM

    Have I mentioned lately that you rock!...just sayin

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VEEJAY3 1/21/2012 1:23PM

    Hey honey! I'm hardly ever on here these days, but when I am, I always come by and check on you. Sooooo happy to hear you're on top of the beast.

I've got cycling fever. But there's snow on the ground. Gahhhhh!!!!!

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JOHNSONZ 1/21/2012 12:20AM

    Just Keep on Keeping on - you got this...
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Glad you are posting again

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MOONBIRD 1/20/2012 8:57PM

    I am glad you had another loss! I sometimes wonder how many people who've lost a large amount of weight never gain anything back. I bet not many people. The first 9 months of me losing weight, I never gained. I lost consistently even when I ate a little too much. Now it's like every little thing I eat makes me gain weight. I have spent weeks losing the weight I gained when we went to Disneyworld. I never thought it was possible to gain 10 pounds in a week especially since we were walking around 12 hours a day and I exercised twice while I was there. It felt good to come home and eat my normal food. It was nice trying all the rich foods, but I started to feel like crap after a few days of eating them. Oh, and I will never hear a Christina Aguilera song again without thinking of you. haha

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KSZSPIN 1/20/2012 5:48PM

    Stay strong....like you said "refocus your energy"! You can do this!!! emoticon

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CATLADY52 1/20/2012 5:23PM

    That is so true. emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 1/20/2012 4:35PM

    I can't believe there has ever been a person who hasn't lost weight that somewhere they had to re-lose. But we are still here, still working on heading in the right direction. Kudos to all of us! And you too of course!

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/20/2012 4:19PM

    I like what the gentleman on here said, we hate to retake ground but it's the battle we are on. It just made me think of all the times when ground had to be re-taken again and again...to see any progress made. And if we quit, we fail. No failing here! We move on.

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SEEHOLZ 1/20/2012 4:03PM

    Great blog! I think that being honest with self is # 1, with the rest of the world # 2- trust me, it's not easy, but it's worth it!

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DEREKCSIMMONS 1/20/2012 3:33PM

    hate having to retake ground but it's the battle we all face. Be strong, ride hard, eat well, have fun.

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HEIDIS2NDCHANCE 1/20/2012 3:15PM

    emoticon You are rocking it!

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SLAPTHEFATCAT 1/20/2012 2:28PM

    Not as frustrating as getting to your stepping stone goal weight for one day and then gaining ten pounds. That happened to me.

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OLIVERNABBYSMOM 1/20/2012 2:13PM

    Hey there, wow I've missed your blogs. Not because you probably haven't blogged but because I "lost my way" about midway thru last year. Lost job, broke wrist (within one week's time) and began comfort-food eating BIG time, holidays came .... yada yada yada. So can I EVER RELATE completely to what you are saying! I was about 30 lbs from my goal probably last spring. Slowly I started as I said - losing my way- and I have gained all but about 30 lbs. that I had lost. I think I had lost about 80 ... so I have gained roughly 50 back and it stinks. I seriously thought I had this thing licked. But what it has taught me is it's never going to be natural for me - or rather I cannot take success for granted. It's all my fault, I returned to bad eating, no exercise etc. So here I am again - back on track - I hope (just 5 days) but it's a start and 4 lbs. down in that 5 days. But to have to undo the damage AGAIN is maddening but I'm trying to move on past that and just get back with it. Good luck to you. Maybe we can spur each other on. We know how to do it. I can lose weight - and have a couple times in my life - it's KEEPING it off for more than 2 years that is my challenge. I'll always like to eat - and I'll always like to eat the WRONG stuff. But I refuse to give up. Peg

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BLUEYEDCALAMITY 1/20/2012 1:38PM

    It is SO frustrating to have to re-lose weight. I'm currently sitting at 25 lbs higher than my lowest weight, having regained 35. It seems every time I regain the weight it's harder to get back off. Ugh.

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SNEAKYGREG 1/20/2012 11:15AM

    I hear ya bro it is frusterating to have to relose weight but maybe this will make us keep it off this time

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KAILIIA 1/20/2012 11:14AM

    As Harrington5 said - you're still here, still making progress and figuring things out for you - and hey - a loss is a loss! 2.4lbs is awesome and if you lose like that every week you'll be back and sub 300 before you know it.

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HARRINGTON5 1/20/2012 11:10AM

    You are still here and that is great progress. You have done so well these last two weeks and I am glad to see that you are not dwelling on the past. You have a positive attitude and you are so right, nothing else matters if you don't have your health. You are the right track again and posting your weight just makes you work harder, so GOOD JOB!

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DDOORN 1/20/2012 10:23AM

    Keep on keeping on...and be oh-so-vigilant of avoiding the traps which caused you to stumble in the past...! One thing I know I'll struggle with as I get back to cycling is my appetite which cranks up SO HIGH after riding!

Don

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