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1/13/13 ~ 218.2

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I had a pretty good weekend. I did have some Fig Newtons last night. Should I adjust my servings of fruit? Anyways, I did lose a little weight. Down to 218.2. I feel great.

I already did my walk today, got groceries, pills, and spent an hour at my friend's pizzeria cleaning windows. He has health inspections, and I volunteered to clean some. I plan on watching another U-M game today, against the devil ( I mean Ohio State ). If they win, they will be # 1 in the nation on Monday. Then maybe read.

My brother started back to school, and one of his elective classes is a nutrition class. So my brother and I, are challenging each other starting today. He weighs 282, me 218. We are competing to see who can lose the most weight by 3/31, and whoever loses, has to buy a digital camera for the other. That way I do not have to buy a camera to take my photo ..lol... unless I lose. He has the advantage because he ate pizza this weekend, and I ate well( except fig newtons ). Plus he is 60 lbs heavier. He will be eating cereal, sandwich and fruit, veggie, another sandwich and fruit, and then chicken and noodles... 5 meals. He says it is 1800 ish in calories.

I will continue eating low carb with 1650 calories a day, and 11 servings of vegetables. Right now 5 eggs with 2 T butter, and a can of mushrooms for breakfast. Lunch is 11 ozs b/s chicken thighs, 1 can diced NS tomatoes, and 1 cup diced onion. Dinner is 3 chicken thighs, and a can of green beans. Plus 12 cups of water minimum.

I am waiting to see if he can stop drinking pop..lol. I took in an entire garbage bag of bottles to one of the pizzeria employees. I hate changing bottles, and she is a single Mom of 2. Probably 30 pop bottles, and he drank them in the last 2 weeks. A few were 2 liters.

Hopefully he loses 1 lb less than I do..lol. I had to buy chicken thighs with skin, because they had no b/s, except for 1 package, and of course, my brother needed that kind, so I got just 14 with leftovers from last weeks chicken. With low carb skin makes no difference, and I could use the fat. I cut out oil in my dishes, because it tasted... oily. Using water instead.

Weather was still warm enough to walk outside today, but will be down to 28 for a high in a few days. So I will be back in the gym. I am thinking of doing half my body with bands, and doing a band workout 6 days a week. Not sure about that though. Right now I do my entire body on M,W,F.

That's all I got for today. Have a great day. Start of another great week.
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FANGFACEKITTY 1/14/2013 11:53AM

    I won't wish you luck on your contest because you''ve got this! I will congratulate you in advance instead.

If you like to read historical fiction (like Harry Turtledove) there is a series called the Ring of Fire (or sometimes the Assiti Shards) by Eric Flint you might like. There are about 13 books in the series so far, not counting all the fan fiction type stories in companion books. The first book in the series is called 1632. It is about what happens if a 20th century West Virginia town gets transported to Germany during the 30 years war in the 17th century. Other than the town being transported somehow there is no science fiction involved in the story line. I know the library system there has at least the first half of the series available.

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CLPURNELL 1/14/2013 4:06AM

    Good luck with the contest with your brother!! If he can give up pop he will be hard to beat.

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WOUBBIE 1/13/2013 10:39PM

    Sounds like a win-win to me!

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HOUNDLOVER1 1/13/2013 8:08PM

    Awesome competition! You win regardless of who wins. And I bet if he buys the camera you would let him take a picture. emoticon
I'm tempted to ask if I can bet on you, but I guess spark rules wouldn't allow betting. So just Best Wishes! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TOMWAMP 1/13/2013 5:35PM

    You sound like you are doing great Russell. Hope you win your challenge with you brother, but also that this challenge leads him to continue to lose the weight. will check in to see how things are going. Have a great week

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RUSSELL_40 1/13/2013 4:30PM

    He is doing lb by lb, not %. He's a bit of a cheater..lol.

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ALLISON145 1/13/2013 4:21PM

    Just make sure you do it by %% lost, or he has a big advantage on you for starting heavier!!

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-POOKIE- 1/13/2013 3:06PM

    *nods* nicely cooked crispy chicken skin is delicious!

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