TEADYBEAR77's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TEADYBEAR77 TEADYBEAR77's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327416 I'm going to relaunch my weight loss efforts starting today. I have a new job that involves a lot of sitting, and I have to admit I haven't handled the adjusting very well. I'm going to the gym six days a week, and walking when I can. Eating a descent diet and counting calories will take care of the rest of it. I'm not going to quit no matter what. I'm also going to try to catch up with my spark friends as well. I've been going through some difficult times of late. I'm glad I'm doing b... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:00:14 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272654 I haven't been on for a while, not by choice. I've been working some crazy hours and haven't had access to a computer in a while. I'm doing good though. And I'm now ready to continue to do live healthy and lose weight. I hope of you are doing great. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:59:45 EST Christmas weight gain gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209833 I made it back from the gym today and am happy to report that I have lost any weight gain that I put on over the Christmas holidays. I'm back down to where I was before Christmas. I was thrilled when I saw that. That means I can now move foreward. <BR> <BR> Today I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and I did a very painful upper body workout. I'm glad it's over to be honest. Tomorrow I do the elliptical and a lower body workout. It should be fun. <BR> <BR> I hope to post a significan... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:39:43 EST Feeling Icky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201937 I'm not feeling well today. It's nothing serious, but it does put a damper on my workout. Yesterday I made it to the gym for an intense upper body workout. When I got done, my arms hurt to say the least. I also get more of an intense workout with free weights rather than the weight machines. <BR> <BR> I tried the tuna patties for supper, they were good. Next time I'm going to tweak the recipe and add some hot sauce and spices to the mix. But it's a healthy way to use canned tuna, or any... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:30:01 EST A nice problem to have. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200767 I've never had many clothes as an adult. It was my own fault. I got so big the clothes that fit were hard to find and way out of my budget. Well when I lost weight I started hitting thrift stores and loving what I found. My latest is a pea coat I priced at Penny's at 80 dollars, I picked up for five dollars. Now I noticed my closet is bursting with clothes in three sizes. Those too big, those one size smaller than I am right now, and the clothes that fit. I went through my closet and pac... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:25:38 EST New recipe for supper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200751 I was looking for an easy way to make tuna patties for supper tonight. I'll try it out first the way it's written. Then I'm going to play with it. <BR> <BR> TUNA PATTIES <BR> Printed from COOKS.COM <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 can chunk tuna (6 1/2 to 7 oz.) <BR> 1 tbsp. tuna liquid <BR> 1/2 tsp. prepared mustard <BR> 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs <BR> Fat for frying <BR> Combine egg, tuna, tuna liquid, mustard, and half the bread crumbs. Mix well, shape into four patties. Roll in rest of crumbs. ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:15:34 EST Thrift Store Surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197857 I found three Ralph Loren brand shirts at a thrift store in mint condition my size. I bought them because they looked nice. I didn't know anything about the brand, besides their after shave smells nice. I looked them up because I happen to like the colors. I discovered their button down oxfords run between 89.50 and $125.00. My first reaction is holy crap. I would feel guilty, but I only paid two bucks apiece for the things. I'm amazed at some of the finds I discover at thrift stores. ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:31:10 EST Off My Feed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197525 I was up late last night due to things out of my control. I made it to bed at 2:00A.M. Needless to say I'm a bit off my feed today. But tomorrow is a brand new day. I hope to get to bed at an early hour and get right back on track with my workouts. I want to do an intense upper body workout tomorrow morning, as well as a nice walk. I also have my meal planned out for the day. <BR> <BR> Breakfast Oatmeal with 1 tbs of honey. 4 egg whites for protein. <BR> <BR> Snack. EAS protein shak... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 19:10:51 EST Clean eating Meatless Monday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195832 I tried meatless Monday. <BR> <BR> Breakfast is a slam dunk. Oatmeal rocks my world. <BR> <BR> Lunch I did steamed veggies with rice. I used soy beans for protein. They taste good if you take them out of the pods. The pods stink though. <BR> <BR> Supper, A bocca burger with fat free cheese, onions and tomato's. I fixed it up like a whopper. It was good. <BR> <BR> I plan on doing more of this kind of eating. It rocks. Tomorrow I'm doing meatless chili for lunch. <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:19:41 EST Day 4 Clean eating, the beginning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191227 I'm starting to change my eating habits. I'm going to do Meatless Monday's to ease into the veggie diet. I'm beginning to steam more of my foods. I've discovered that I actually like the steamed foods. I'm also going to enjoy planning a plant based menu for Monday. I like cooking and I enjoy a challenge so it should be all good. <BR> <BR> I've been getting my walking in. I do on the average 10000 steps a day. Some days' I do more, some days less. <BR> <BR> I have to take the time to p... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 09:03:19 EST Day 3 Clean eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189497 I watched a documentary on netflix yesterday called Fork over Knife concerning the benefits of a plant based diet versus eating meat. I have to say they have some good points. But then they added some political extreem left wing crap that ruined the picture. I know that former President Bill Clinton went to a vegitarian diet after his heart trouble. The Left wing wacko politics aside, it's something to look into. If by going to a mistly plant based diet, and taking up clean eating, I ca... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:09:50 EST Day 2 Reality check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187770 I got on the scale yesterday at the gym and realized I put on a few pounds over the holidays. I could get upset and quit, which to me is just dumb. Or I could remember that the holidays only happens once a year and get back to the gym and work my plan. So I choose to do the latter. I burnt off 3100 calories yesterday. I made it to the gym for a good workout as well. I've tried to eat nice, although I did have pizza with the family for lunch. But today is a new day and a new beginning. ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:12:42 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185137 Today I ate 2100 calories and burned off 3300 calories. I managed to walk 10,000 steps. I did most of my walking doing extra hall checks at work. I climbed the stairs at work 11 times. So I would have to say it's not a bad start for 2013. If I have a snack after work, I'm going to keep it under 150 calories. I also began to read the New International Version of the Bible through this year. <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday folks. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 23:45:12 EST eye opening experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181966 Yesterday I walked 9800 steps. I did manage to get in a short one mile walk. It's winter where I live, so walking is a bit of a challenge. But the thing is burned about 2600 calories for the day. I did ok eating so I didn't have a calorie surplus. But the point is that it would be very easy to do just that. I cringe when I remember the days I did no exercise and pigged out. If I could go out for lunch and easily eat a 1500 calorie meal. You can see the problem. So it turns out calor... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:13:15 EST Junk Food and depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178620 I have always thought that some of the depression I have gone through was related to my horrible diet. This article is from the Mayo Clinic site. It seems there is something to this. So I can eat myself into a junk food induced funk. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Depression and diet may be related. Some preliminary research suggests that having a poor diet can make you more vulnerable to depression. Researchers in Britain looked at depression and diet in more than 3,000 middle-aged office worker... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:10:52 EST An unexpected challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177364 I had the day off yesterday and made it a family day. We headed to the mall for some after Christmas shopping. I did find a shirt my size for $11.00 at Pennys. I also found a nice sweater that looks very nice on me. When I came home I tried on the shirt to see how it looked only to discover the size on the tag had no corelation to the size of the shirt. Now I could do the sensible thing and take it back or exchange it for another shirt. But the mall is 45 miles from my house and I don'... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 07:08:36 EST A Nice Surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176110 I had a huge emotional lift this morning. I put on a long sleeve polo shirt I picked up recently and a pair of jeans. I did notice I could have wore this in high school and been in style. It seems the styles are going full circle. I saw a young lady once in a Mall and started laughing. I looked at my son and said, "I think I dated her in high school". He just gave me the typical look teenagers give their parents. Well this morning when I looked in the mirror after I got dressed I not o... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 20:56:25 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175260 I want to wish all of my friends on this site a very Merry Christmas. I have come to the conclusion that I'm going to teach my family by example and experience what healthy eating really is. And the experience part won't be too difficult because I do ok in the kitchen. It's going to take living the healthy lifestyle and planning my menu's. But the end result will be worth the effort. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas everyone. <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:45:38 EST Entering the Torture Chamber tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172905 I haven't been to the gym for the last four days. It wasn't due to choice or neglect. I just couldn't get there. I did do a workout Wed. at home which felt nice. I'm also going tonight after I do my running. I'm in the mood for an intense workout. What I like about getting healthy is simple. Each morning we have an opportunity to begin all over again. One day at a time, one ounce at a time we'll reach our goals. <BR> <BR> And if you're lucky, you'll have some fun and meet some real ... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:56:43 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169311 I haven't dropped weight in a couple of weeks now. I'm not that concerned because my clothes are fitting a little better lately. That and I've been hitting the weights very hard. But I'm going to watch my diet more carefully. Then I'm going to make sure I do at least 20 minutes of cardio every day. I've been doing the weights very hard which is necessary. But I also have to do the fat burning exercise. I hope next week to add another weight loss to my goal. But either way, I'm enjoyi... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:44:51 EST It's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166256 I overslept today. I'm always upset with myself when I do something like this. That means no exercise before work. And it meant breakfast on the run. I managed to keep my breakfast at 450 calories. But I notice when I have my oatmeal and fruit or a protein shake, I feel much more energy. So tomorrow, I'll make sure I get to bed earlier. I had a good workout yesterday morning. In fact it could qualify for the team torture chamber's list. I'm planning on cardio this evening. <BR> I enj... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:51:47 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163483 Today was able to put on a Dockers sweater that was too tight a couple of weeks ago. This last week I didn't drop any pounds, but I had a huge drop the previous week so I can't complain. And I notice more definition on my chest. So I guess the upper body workouts are beginning to pay off. <BR> <BR> I hope to have a drop in my weight next week. I know muscle burns more calories than fat. And I also know that if I continue to do the right thing, the weight will come off. One weird thing ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:21:25 EST Sunday Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161274 This morning I went for a walk early in the morning. Nobody was around, so it was nice. And I managed to have an intense workout at the gym this afternoon. <BR> <BR> I did a two mile walk this AM <BR> 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer. <BR> I did the Bench press <BR> I did some hammer curls <BR> I did some shoulder presses <BR> I did some back extensions for the tricepts <BR> I did the traditional lat pulldown machine for my back as well as the low row <BR> And I did the Abdominals on t... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 17:08:36 EST Gym Rat, Who would have thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160099 I have discovered that I actually enjoy the gym. To be honest this is a total surprise. I have never been one for exercise, but I'm having fun learning the ropes so to speak. What a difference a year makes. I used to dread the thought of exercise, now if I miss a workout, I hate it. I love the energy I receive and the confidence that comes from conquering a challenge. It's nice. I'm still learning to eat healthy, but I'm doing better than I have done in a long time. <BR> <BR> I hope t... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 10:54:50 EST six pound loss. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155933 I finally broke through the platau. I've been working out every day and the last two days I've been eating great. I'm down six pounds for the week. What a great feeling. I feel like I can conquer the world. I'm going to continue to push hard and try for a ten pound loss by next tuesday. <BR> <BR> <BR> Life is good. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:03:20 EST Good day today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155033 I did the strength training thing today. I also did very well eating. It turns out if you eat healthy foods, you can eat a lot of calories. Have you ever tried to eat 400 calories of a veggie blend? I haven't, but I don't think I'd be up for it anyway. I'm having a hard time finishing the meals I'm eating now and I'm only at 2000 calories for the full day. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying the warm weather for as long as it lasts. Ever warm winter day is a day closer to spring and a day shorter ... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 17:39:13 EST Getting over the Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152628 Tonight I'm going to the gym after work. It's a strength training day so the emphasis will be on weights. I'll be a bit sore tomorrow, but it's worth the pain. I know every day I can add muscle and burn some fat, I'm doing ok. <BR> <BR> I'm going to get very strict with my diet to push through the plateau I'm on. But I shouldn't complain to much. I'm not gaining and I just may be adding some new muscles. I'm learning to love working out though. I enjoy the energy I receive. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:23:46 EST thurday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150971 Today I never did make it to the gym. But I did do an upper body workout with a couple of ten pound dumbells that I picked up at wall mart. You wouldn't think you could get much of a workout with light weights, but it is possible. You just have to do more reps than normal. I'm going to set the alarm for 5:00AM so I can do my workout before work. I can do some at the gym and some at home. I need to pick up some more weights, but it should work. And mornings when its cold outside, I'll w... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:25:13 EST Good day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149219 I had a good day yesterday. I kept within my calorie goal for the day. I also had a good workout at the gym as well. I have a ways to go before I can call myself healthy. But I see on this sight others who have made it, and I know I'll reach my goal sooner or later. It's going to take some work I fully realize that. But if you can do it I can. <BR> <BR> Today I'm doing some work at home trying to catch up with some things I've been putting off. I'm heading to the gym sometime today a... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:24:55 EST tuesday Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148352 I went to the gym this morning for my Tuesday workout. I did twenty minutes on the elliptical trainer, I did free weights this morning as well as some machines. I have to admit the free weights kick my but, but I did enjoy the workout. I did an upper body workout and a lower body workout on the leg press machine. I also hope to get a walk in. I'm planning a nice salad for lunch or supper as well. <BR> <BR> I've been inspired by reading the blogs of some of my spark friends last nigh... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:00:23 EST Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147661 I'm spending some time going through some of the blogs on Sparkpeople and cheking out some of the progress pictures and I'm getting very encouraged. I appreciate the support I've received here. I've met some wonderful people with beautiful hearts. I wouldn't trade some of the friendships I've met on this site for anything. I truly wish all of you folks success on your journy. <BR> <BR> We're in this together. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:30:27 EST I'm going to beat this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143180 This morning I'm up early, I went to bed to early which was a mistake. Every time I do this I wake up at like 3:00 AM and am unable to get back to sleep. But I do enjoy the quiet of the early morning before everybody gets up. It's Thanksgiving day! I woke up on the right side of the dirt ths morning so I have a lot to be Thankful for. Today I'm going to try to conquer the eating challenge. I'm doing this by measuring my food and planning ahead what I eat. And I'm going to make it to t... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 06:46:52 EST Now weight loss so far, but I'm ok with that. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141472 The scale isn't budging which could be frustrating. However; there is good news. I'm working hard on overcoming my stress induced binges. I'm going to the gym to workout instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for myself. But the good news is my pants seem to fit a little looser, and what I call my fat bubble seems a little smaller. That's the spare tire that men get around their waist. I have dimples on my tummy where fat used to be. It's a subtle change, but I'll take it. Besides, ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:48:27 EST Dealing with Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140634 I have to admit I'm having a major stress filled day. It seems like there's a storm raging around my life that I have not caused, or could avoid. In times like these I'm very tempted to overeat. The problem is at night when I'm relaxing after work. I overeat and blow it. So I know this will be a temptation when I get off work tonight. So I choose to turn a negative into a positive by packing a gym bag. I've eaten great so far today, and I have a healthy supper planned. So instead of si... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:50:28 EST I will not be defeated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140112 I will not be defeated. I wll not allow family members who bring in a mass amount of junk food into the house to defeate my goals. I will not allow a Thanskgiving meal with family to become a reason to pig out and blow my diet. I will not allow the trials of life to derail my progress. I will use food as fuel and keep moiving on. I may be going through some difficult times, but I also realize that hard times never last and when you're going through a difficult time the key is to keep movi... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:14:44 EST Gym Time and a Food Detective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139052 I made it to the gym yesterday afternoon. I did twenty minutes on the Elliptical trainer, ten minutes on the treadmill and then did some weights. I ran into a gentleman who lost weight and is now into body building. He lookgs great and turned me onto a site called bodybuilding.com. I'm going to check it out to see if I can develope a routine to help me get started. I don't just want to get skinny, I want to add muscle. It may sound vain, but I want to look good while I lose the weight. ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:49:05 EST A Personal Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137721 I have a goal for the next week that I feel is realistic. I want to see if I can drop ten pounds. I'm going to weigh myself at the gym tomorrow and use that as my start weight. I know full well it's not realistic for everybody. And I do feel it's wrong to compare yourself. It seems like the ladies outnumber the guys on Sparkpeople by about 1000 to one. For some people a one to three pound loss would be it. But I'm a tall guy and I think I can do this. And I like a challenge. So my cha... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:27:38 EST Life happens! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136087 Yesterday didn't go as I planned. I had a member of my family get hit by a car at a grocery store parking lot. She was on foot. I thank Jesus that she is doing well. All is off with bruises. This morning I was surprised to see my son come home from college with his girlfriend to check up on the family. Not what I expected when I began my day. Needless to say, I didn't make it to the gym. But I did keep my total calorie count under wraps. Even with that huge breakfast I ate, I kept it un... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:35:50 EST I Can't believe I did that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135111 When I was in college I often brought my books to a restaurant for pancakes, coffee and homework. I still enjoy heading off for some reading over a fresh cup of coffee and a good breakfast. This morning I went to Perkins. The Magnificent 7 was on sale so I had my breakfast. I didn't think much of the calories. I knew I could skip my morning snack and make up for the extras. When I put it on my calorie countier I was amazed I ate a 1000 calorie breakfast. I was going to eat oatmeal. But ... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:27:22 EST A really good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134270 I've been having a really good day. It seems like I've been hitting a brick wall forever. I eat very good, then at night I end up overeating and blowing it. The last night I stopped by McDonald's after work, (I had no choice, my ride was there). Instead of getting a McDouble at 400 calories, I picked up a Caesar's salad with grilled chicken at 190 calories and 20 calories for the Vinaigrette dressing. And a family member had doughnuts this morning which I turned down. It's a small step b... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:54:48 EST Victory began this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132527 Today I went to the gym for the first time in ages. I plan on going at least three times a week. I managed to burn off 400 calories on the elliptical trainer and put in an upper body workout. My ultimate goal isn't just to burn fat. I want to burn fat and add muscle. And the cardio three times a week is part of my plan. Tomorrow I'll a core and lower body workout, then Wed, an upper body workout again. To my surprise I have discovered falling off the wagon so to speak didn't do me much ha... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:06:16 EST Temptations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131728 When it comes to tempting junk food, you can run but you can't hide. I stopped by a Convinence Station this morning and discovered my favorite snack food on sale. Doughnuts! I still remember the smell of the bakery in my home town after church on Sundays. We always stopped for glazed doughnuts. I loved them then and love them now. I had a good breakfast and it was time for a snack. Well I did the right thing. I picked a banana and some cheese, which is in my eating plan. <BR> Just when I t... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:31:57 EST A pleasant surprise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130435 I had a great experience this morning. I was getting dressed. I'm going out later, so I was dressing nice. When I went to put on a blue tweed sports coat that I haven't worn since last winter, I discovered that it was to big for me. I mean I looked a bit sloppy in it. I find that a tremendous encouragement. I hope by next summer I have to head to the stores to buy a new summer wardrobe. My goal is to get down to my goal weight by then. My plan is very simple. <BR> <BR> 1. Go for a walk... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:40:39 EST One loss doesn't mean the war is over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129593 I have come to the realize that losing a battle is not the same thing as losing the war. There are times I fall off the wagon and overeat. Last night was one of those times. I don't want to know how many calories I ate. But it isn't the end. General Grant marched south in 1864 and fought Lee in the Wilderness. It was a dray. He fought Lee at Spotlvainia Courthouse. It was another draw. He fought Lee at Cold Harbor. It was the worst defeat the Army of the Potomac suffered in the entire wa... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 13:22:05 EST Thankful for small victories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128090 So I'm beginning day three of my attempt to get back on track and lose weight. Yesterday was a really good day. I stayed within my calorie budget. I even won a small victory. Last night I stoped at the Gas Station after church. They sold pizza that happens to be very good. Yesterday they had it for one dollar a slice. Boy was it calling out my name. I passed it by and had a bowl of oatmeal hat home. Now for me I love oatmeal so it was a nice way to end the day. I also went for a walk yeste... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 07:10:30 EST Excited about the journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127147 It's the second day of the relaunch of my weight loss journey. So far I've connected with some very nice people on Sparkpeople. I am going to follow the 400 calorie fix. Thats eating four or five 400 calorie meals. That will put me right where my calorie count is. And I can make it fit my lifestyle. I think of things on how many calories it will cost me. I found a team that will give me a vitual walk acrosss America. I love walking and I'm excited about doing this. So I have a plan. No... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:28:25 EST A new Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126504 This is the first step in a journey to a healthy new life. My goal is to burn fat and add muscle. I have lost a significant amount of weight already. But I want to finish up and reach my goal of 225 pounds. And I realize I can't do this alone. I also realize that I will finish this journey. I will eat healthy. I will work out and do the best I can with what God gave me. I have to admit, I enjoy dressing up. I look good in a pinstripe suit. And I haven't been able to say that a few yea... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:41:52 EST