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Something I never thought I would say. LOL (plus blog idea reminders)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I have been crazy obsessed. Yes, that is my nature. I am a Capricorn. Slow to start and never ready to quit when I get going. I am so obsessed that I am breaking some of the guidelines that I set up for myself this time. I told myself that I wouldn't put exercise ahead of my family. I am at the borderline right now. I don't let anything stop me from exercising. I am getting the results like I have been wanting. Someone at work today told me that they could tell I have lost weight since starting work there. WOOO HOOOOO.
Now on to the thing that I never thought I would say. I looked at my forearms and upper arms and thought...man are these things getting small. I started to smirk. My arms are getting smaller and I am loving it, yes that is what I never thought I would say. I am so glad that my arms are shrinking. Trust me I am not a small guy. I still weigh 220 lbs. But I am getting leaner and more toned. I can see veins in my forearms and they are starting to become visible in my biceps. I almost get giddy if someone thinks I am skinny. Have you ever heard of a skinny 220 lb. man. That means muscle because a 220 lb man w/o muscle would not look skinny, he would look fat. My abs are getting rock hard. I added 1.5 lb ankle weights (1.5 lbs each ankle) to my abdominal workout. It has made it much more difficult, but also much more rewarding. I still have some fat covering my abs, but trust me when I tell you that my abs are harder than most peoples abs are. I have some loose skin since I have lost almost 100 lbs since last year. I don't know how much is skin and how much is fat. It just motivates me to increase my cardio intensity. Ab workouts won't make my abs any more visible. Got to keep my diet tight and keep up the cardio. I will update you on my workout changes another night.
P.S. I forgot to lead with the best news (not the notice of my weight loss that made me grin from ear to ear inside), but the job is mine. I start July 9th. Now I just have to find a way to not sabotage this. I will also post about the job and the sabotage thing at another time. I am not tired, but I need to take my pill so I can get to sleep and build my body back up.
P.P.S. I have 5 free counseling sessions coming from work. I hope they can be beneficial. I want to get better. That is a subject that could be blogged about for weeks if I decided to share. If you couldn't tell from my previous posts, I am a mess with very few friends. I have started to share, but getting burned will probably prevent much of that. I will also blog about friends if I can make time. I have typed all of the future blog ideas so that I won't forget them later.

Update: I have been called skinny twice since this blog entry. I am getting excited. I took a day off today. (my new resolution is to take one day off per week) I am having trouble with this, but I know it is for the best, at least I think it is ;) I will try to kill my self (working out that is) tomorrow.
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  • TIKATAKAWITHA
    emoticon job on the weight loss!!

    I know it makes me feel good when I notice clothes are getting looser or I can wear a smaller size. It makes me feel even better when someone (not my husband or kids) notice I’m losing weight. And when I can look in the mirror and see results… I feel great! Knowing clothes are getting loose but being able to actually see results on yourself are two different things… to me at least. Any idea on how to get rid of the extra belly skin? That is an area I’m having trouble with.

    emoticon on your new job!!

    Keep it up and I know you’ll meet your goals.
    3252 days ago
  • JMERLAU
    Great to hear that you are making progress in ALL AREA Matt!

    What program are you doing?

    Keep working buddy
    3252 days ago
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