RICHARDGUNTHER2's SparkPeople Blog RICHARDGUNTHER2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Best "fresh start" yet Last Thursday was the "forced motivation" doctors visit that changed my life. With my training and fighting background I know how to get the weight off of me, and now I have the motivation I need to do it. It is to bad it takes a bad doctors visit, or some other form of tragedy or bad news to motivate us sometimes. Anyway, 6 days later and I am down 10 pounds. I have not short changed the process and from doing this before I know that I will hit "the wall" soon and experience a week with ... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:03:59 EST Cardio and Bless the City Prayer Walk Armed with my doctor induced, "forced motivation" today was a great day. I had planed on taking today off from work anyway. I spent a little over an hour in the gym doing had core cardio. Then we had a Bless the City Prayer Walk here in my little town of Mt. Airy NC. There were about 7 different churches who came together for this event. It was good to see a group of about 400 people come together as Christians under a common goal. For one event these churches could set aside denominati... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 17:26:19 EST Forced Motivation Part 2 Just a quick follow up from yesterday's blog. I was rescheduled for lab work today. From my initial visit yesterday it was determined that I may have diabetes. I was registering high blood pressure (which the doctor told me could have been from stressing myself out). I also had infection in my leg due to the fact that I have venous disease that I have never truly worked on. I have not had a physical before this since I was in my 20's so I can't blame anyone but myself. I have yo yoed wi... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:35:29 EST Forced Motivation Today is going to be scary and interesting all rolled into one. I got out of the gym for a little over a month, and guess what? I am back up to 305 today. Major set back, not the end of the world. I found out that a larger, more up to date gym with a doctors office in it, offers a corporate discount to the place that I work. I will be saving about $12 a month to go there. I start today. I also set up an appointment for a complete physical which is also today. I have been fooling mysel... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:54:11 EST Working out is confusing So I have to be at work at noon today. I work until about 8:30 then was dog tired and wanted to go home, but I forced myself to go to the gym. Without fail, every single time I go, I feel better afterwards. Tonight I worked my core and my shoulders. I also did 30 minuets on the elliptical machine and 30 minuets on the stair climber. I had a history of being in shape, and I know what to do to get there. My fighting history, along with the things I do here on sparkpeople is helping. So i... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:54:44 EST Lied to myself I swore I would never let myself cross 300. Did it. I have had personal issues I let get the better of me and have been away for nearly a month. I quit tracking my food. No accountability that way. I have not been to the gym. The bad thing is, even if I don't feel like going, I always feel better each time I do. I got up this morning with my foot swollen, which hasn't happened in a while and got on the scale, which I also have not done in a while. 305. I have got to do this daily or ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:44:10 EST Thankful for my short comings Since getting my focus back on I lost 7 pounds in the last week. I know that was probably just water weight but still a great week. Sunday is church and the day I rest and spend time with the wife. I decided to take the day off from everything so my body would not think I was starving it. I ate, I snacked, I enjoyed the day. At the end of the day I counted my calories and was a little over 1000 calories above my limit. No big deal I will take care of that in the gym as I get the new wee... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:38:48 EST