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in' finally

Thursday, December 06, 2012

I know this isn't an according to Hoyle "plateau" but been stuck at 156 for 2 weeks...then suddenly BOOM 156 yesterday and 153.5 this morning. Maybe playing hockey 5 out of the last 7 days will do that. I don't know how people manage to keep plugging away after not seeing the scale dip for months...that is TENACITY. Ya ya, I know it isn't about the scales.

But you see last New Years I made 2 resolutions (and I NEVER make resolutions)...marry the woman in my life, and lose weight (LOL like that every works) back to 150 lbs come Jan 1 2013 in a healthy way. Well, I did one and I'm 3.5 lbs from the other. But I got some surgery coming tomorrow and that will tank my exercise for a few weeks, then the dreaded Christmas with some of the best cooking and baking in the world courtesy of my well-meaning Mom and Aunts who, despite their pleas to the contrary, are trying to put the rest of us into blissful sugar comas. So, realistically, I may have to settle for being at a healthy weight but being a couple lbs short of my Jan 1 target. I suppose it could be worse...ya, I can learn to be happy with that.

On my mind all week...how do pro NHL goalies, particularly the old vets like Brodeur, play multiple OTs during the playoffs after a long season, and still stand (let alone stop the puck)?? It hit me this week as to how incredibly impressive that is.
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  • v HEALTHIERKEN
    " . . . I may have to settle for being at a healthy weight but being a couple lbs short of my Jan 1 target. . . . "

    Great attitude! You've made amazing progress over the year and being just a few lbs away from the target for another couple of weeks after the target date is No Big Deal in the grand scheme of your health/fitness/weight loss journey.

    Really enjoyed your blog--you come across as a really up-beat kind of guy.

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    1351 days ago
  • v MSMOSTIMPROVED
    Congratulations on that breakthrough! Best wishes for a speedy recovery and keeping those 3 lbs away while mom and auntie are nusing you back to health!
    1354 days ago
  • v SESSY74
    YOU are impressive to me.
    1356 days ago
  • v ASTRA58
    Awesome job, Stephen!! I'm so happy for you!

    Good luck today, and rest up. Don't try to do anything strenuous.

    See you soon! emoticon
    1356 days ago
  • v DOVESEYES
    Yay you great blog emoticon emoticon
    1357 days ago
  • v SENIORSWIMMER
    Congratulations on being within 1.5 lbs of goal. I am having toe surgery next week, but I'll only be laid up one day. Enjoy the holiday and the sugar coma. I'm going to.
    1357 days ago
  • v SIZE8NOTSOMUCH
    I guess if you made what they made ($) you would learn to live through the pain... Good luck at the Doc's, and yes, the dreaded Aunt's and Mom (I'm one of those:))
    Happy Merry Hoo Hoo
    1357 days ago
  • v JOHGLO2011
    Relatives and holidays are hard, but with your attitude, I think you will do fine. Just be aware. :) Best wishes for your surgery!
    1357 days ago
  • v LACIEKAY
    it's hard for family to grasp the idea of something you once loved and asked for is now a huge no-no. they just do what they do and love you like they know how to emoticon
    i pulled a HUGE no-no and hurt my husband's grandma's feelings when i refused to eat her famous triple chocolate cake.... next time i'll suck it up for the sake of her feelings. cooking is her life. and i still feel like an a-hole over that.
    glad you came out of your mini-plateau! emoticon
    1357 days ago
  • v NEPTUNE1939
    They have heart and the love the game of hockey. Hang in there tiger, mom's and aunts are the epitome of love! Enjoy your sugar coma, Earl emoticon
    1357 days ago
  • v THEEXERCISER
    emoticon and good luck with the surgery
    1357 days ago
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