CHUKWYCK's SparkPeople Blog CHUKWYCK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 16 Pounds... Today was "Weigh Day", about which I normally maintain strict neutrality owing to the fact that, while I've lost 16 lbs this past 4 weeks, I know the day is coming when I DON"T lose weight over the past week or, worse yet, gain a pound or two. So, I don't get too awfully excited when getting on the scale. <BR> <BR> In any case, 16 pounds is gone from my bod. My wife swears that it is noticable, but I see no difference in the mirror (the mirror... a whole other blog waiting to be born, lo... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:24:13 EST Is there anybody... out there? Doing well with calorie management. still hate exercise. love my wife. very cranky, but getting over it. bye. Thu, 8 Sep 2011 22:00:56 EST 1st Wedding Anniversary - Food Included! My wife and I decided to paint the town for our 1st anniversary last night, and we had a blast! We saw the worst movie made in 2011 (Apollo 18 - save your money for Netflix, and see movies you've already seen 100 times instead... much better value!), where we ate popcorn (no butter!) and split a cheery coke. Then we went to a new restaurant, where we had an actual MARTINI (woo-hoo!) and split a shrimp & calamari appetizer for dinner (total AWESOMENESS!). At last, we returned home and had so... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 13:42:21 EST My New Addiction: Blogging Wow. I never understood the attraction of blogging until the last few days. Now I'm starting to see it, & I can't stop writing down even the silliest nonsense about whatever happens to run through my head. As addictions go, it seems to be harmless enough, much safer than most abused substances (in my case, food included!). <BR> The hardest part is the waiting. Waiting to write something new. Waiting for someone to notice and respond. Waiting for someone whose blogs I've subscribed to to ... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 09:22:34 EST How I Realized I Had a Problem So, I read through maybe 50 different blogs today and, though the majority were well-written plus heartfelt, I realized I did not read any that discussed how people came to their decision to try to better their lives, be healthier, happier, and so forth. I'm certain those types of blogs are out there somewhere, and in quantity, but it got me to thinking about how I came to desire change in my life. It was really a composition of various things: <BR> <BR> 1) I wear loafers, flip-flops, slipp... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 17:44:49 EST Still On It! I want to eat whatever I want. I NEED to eat whatever I want. But not enough to die, I suppose, because I'm still trying to eat properly, plus we joined the YMCA. Might be a while before we are doing much besides walking/biking on machines, but paying the membership does motivate one to go there and do something. More fun when it's both of us though! Sat, 3 Sep 2011 11:59:29 EST Dark Days Yes... " maintain positive outlook"... "focus on the destination, not the journey"... "you'll feel better about yourself"... I get all that. But most of us have been here been here before, and this blog is about the dark days we ALL live throug from time to time. The day we absloutely cannot and will not drive past McDonald's, but go straight into the drive-through lane, feeling like we're visiting our childhood home. The party whereeven "lite" beer (wonderful beer!!) disables our willpowe... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:34:08 EST Insanity I have heard it said that the definition of insanity is to continue to do the same things every day but expect different results. Kinda ties in with wishing not making it so, I guess. The real problem for me has been that I want to continue to live my life as if I was still 20... eating, drinking and making merry to my heart's content, without concern for the consequences. Shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this doesn't work, but I've refused to believe I couldn;t just go... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:05:21 EST Stressed Ate too much this past week... either that or smoke... have to get back on the wagon! Unhappy with work, can't be with my baby each day, car needs more work than I want to spend on it right now... aauugh! Too much stress... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 16:50:01 EST Surpised Logging food intake does make for awareness; but I'm not eating as much as I thought. Well below calories/day needed to reach loss goal, but it's a slow go without much exercise. Have to step that up, if I can do so without crippling myself further and/orkeeling over dead. Sun, 27 Sep 2009 07:44:34 EST So NOW I care... Being immortal has had serious side effects... I have always believed that major health issues only happen to other people, and that I had no reason to worry about the state of my body. It had done my bidding, on demand, for 45+ years... what could change? Over the past 2 years or so, however, it has become painfully clear that things are on the decline. Way too fat, high blood pressure, bad knees, the works... new issues crop up regularly. Gonna fix this. Gonna make my life better quality. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 18:07:00 EST