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In my best Richard Dawson voice... The Scale says!

Friday, January 25, 2013

So today is Friday, big secret eh? but it means that I post my weight for the blog today and we do have a loss this week but I am skeptical at how accurate it is and at the same time it doesn't really matter if its off a tad as the trend is down. Last week I came in at 399.0 pounds and that was a loss from the week previous and this week am down to 396.4 so a 2.6 pound loss for the week and I'll take it. Yesterday morning I was a pound lighter than I was this morning, scale variance? fluctuation? perhaps I need to visit the little boys room? I don't care really and its a big part of the weight loss game because we depend on that number each week to drop and when it doesn't it can wreck our whole week.

This 2013 Honda Raptor weighs in at 396 pounds.

As long as my week to week trend is down I don't care about the fluctuations too much unless its a huge number and even then I realize that I may have lifted weights or not drank enough the day before so it happens. I have been at this game for a long time now, this is going to be how I need to live in order to keep the weight off and I'm cool with that. When I got down to 305 pounds I was on cruise control, I knew what to eat and when to eat it in order to stay where I needed to and keep on losing pounds while getting healthier. Enter stage left copious amounts of stress and to a guy like me that reaches for the nachos as soon as stress peeks its head out that's a death sentence.

I do believe that I have this all under control once again and the weight is coming down and I am down about 15 pounds since just before the beginning of January so I am pleased with that but I need to stay focused and this blog helps me do that. Somehow putting it out there for Joe Public to have a looksie at makes me stay in line almost as if I fail a crowd will gather around my house and point while laughing hysterically, which has never happened yet thank goodness but you get the point.

The bottom line is that I need to keep my $hit together and get back down to where I was so that I can continue being around for my kids and my wife for a very very long time. Yes yes, I know, do it for yourself Man! I think at this point if you have read any of my blog you know that I understand that part of it and I am very much in tune with that fact and the bottom line is that I have not done everything in life that I want to and if its cut short because I am unable to control my intake or am too fat to do something I will have failed in this health venture.

I'm back, this is what matters, I don't think anyone should get in my way as they are likely to get run over.

That's all I got for today.

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    Step Aside everyone...Botzzz is coming thru!
    1417 days ago
  • JENNY160
    I like the way you find things that weigh the same. It's an eye-opener. When I gained some of my weight back, I made the statement, "It's as if I gained the equivalent of a small child". That SUCKED. But it made a little bell ring, so I too, am "back at it".
    1423 days ago
    Terrific to see you back in the groove!

    Keep 'er Sparkin'!

    1456 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    2.6 lbs....Cool Beans!!!!! It had to be down, you've been working so hard. Lying scale or not, in your heart you had to know you were dealing with a loss. Way to go Big Guy, maintain that "tude" and keep on keepin' on! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1456 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2013 9:14:31 AM
  • BILL60
    Slowly but surely, you're doing it.
    1456 days ago
    Having a crowd show up and laugh would suck. So I can see how keeping them away would be motivational. Congrats on your successes and here's to continuing...
    1456 days ago
    I think its really cool how you find things that way the same as you for a visual :)
    1456 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!


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    1457 days ago
    Keep on going the way you're going and don't worry about the scale. emoticon
    1457 days ago
  • KNH771
    Congrats on the loss this week, but if you don't see one next week, don't let it ruin your week. Just keep working the plan, we're descending a mountain range, not riding down a slide. emoticon
    1457 days ago
    "...we depend on that number each week to drop and when it doesn't it can wreck our whole week. "

    Only if you let it. It can't push you in front of a city bus or make you pick up the phone to order a pizza. These are things that you control. Giving the scale the power to determine your emotions is essentially letting something else take control.

    You got this. Don't let the scale tell you how things are going!
    1457 days ago
    I've always thought that doing it for the spouse and kids is sort of the same as doing it for yourself. Aren't we really concerned about having as much time with our loved ones as possible? We are just so conditioned to feel selfish when we talk about our own needs.

    Anyway, that's my $.02. Congrats on the loss!
    1457 days ago
    Whoops... sorry for the double post!
    1457 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2013 11:56:00 AM
    If you take care of yourself FIRST then you will have the energy to take BETTER care of your family and will be in a much better place to handle the routine stresses of life. Very happy to hear about your less this week and what a great January you have had! Spark on my friend!

    1457 days ago
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