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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Went below 300 yesterday and DAMN!!!! Am I excited about that!!! I can't tell you the last time my scales saw ANY number that starts with a TWO unless my wife or somebody besides myself got on them. I didn't post yesterday because I just wanted to make sure it didn't go back up today but I got on the scales this morning and 298 was the result. I used to look at a 110 pound weight loss goal as an insurmountable goal for me but after I started not only dieting but changing my "eating lifestyle" with the help of Spark People it is coming off easier than I anticipated. I'm better than a third of the way there. HELLICOOL! Since Jan. 14th I have lost 36 pounds and haven't been starving or adhereing to any certain fad diets. Just eating "smarter" and keeping track of what I'm eating. I haven't given up anything at ll except a nightly double bourbon. I've learned that alcohol is very high in calories so I only indulge myself occasionally.
My short term goal was to break 300 and weigh in at 299 by April 11th. Today is April 1st. I am pretty happy about that too. It's definately a confidence builder and getting into smaller clothes is a certain ego booster.I'll have to set a short term goal now and work on that. My long term goal is to be down to 224 by Jan 14th 2008. That seems like a long way off but it comes one day at a time and I know I didn't put all the weight on in a short amount of time. Baseball season opens today. That means ballpark hot dogs, beer, Crackerjacks, nachos, and so forth. I'm not EVEN thinking about giving up any of the best ever foods placed on this planet but I'll definately have to be careful and avoid a trainwreck. Hey, even if the train does crash for a day the tracks are still laid. I just have to stay on the right tracks.
Smaller pants........ Smaller shirts......... More space on the end of my belt and need to add more holes to tighten it up further. GOOD BYE 300!!! GLAD TO SEE YOU GO!!! Welcome to the TWO'S.
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    Awesome! It was just a matter of time, but you're ahead of schedule and going strong - that's wonderful! Congratulations!
    4006 days ago
    Congratulations! You have crossed the path of the three headed snake and defeated it. I'm headed that way myelf and I will row in yourwake. You are an inspriation to those of us who have to fight the Hydra and win. Thanks for being an inspiration.
    4007 days ago
    Wow Crete buddy!!! Way to does feel good.
    I am 8 OUNCES away from losing a total of 20 lbs, and am pumped as well.
    Glad to celebrate with can make that 224 goal.
    Like you said, and it is so true....the TRACKS ARE LAID.....I have learned to think like that too, through a few trainwrecks along the way.
    It's a journey, a great ride, and a lot of good sights and stops along the way!Keep it up!
    4007 days ago
    KUDOS Crete! Job well done. I knew you could do it! I cannot wait to see you!
    4007 days ago
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