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Day 54

Friday, December 07, 2012

The school week is over emoticon Today was an excellent day for many reasons..... from my workout, to my food, to new recipes tried to the fact that I have the most awesome wife in the world.

My workout - Today was Flirtatious Friday! The challenge I put out today was for everybody to flirt with pushing their workout just a little bit farther, even if it was only one minute. So with that in mind, and being that today was day 3 in the gym for the week, I decided to try to take my own advice and push it a little farther. On Wednesday, I had the best day in the gym I have had so far with my cardio. I stayed on the elliptical for and went 2.15 miles, which a personal best for me. Today, I went 26 minutes, but unfortunately, I only matched the 2.15 miles. That's ok though because I maintained where I had made it to. Also on wednesday, I did the recumbent bike for 26 minutes making it 5.85 miles, another personal best. I looked at the bike today and said to myself, "self, all you need to do is 5.86 miles to push it a little further and meet your challenge for the day. So off i went! I made it the 26 minutes, and my mileage was... 6.15 miles!! Not only did I push it a little further, but I crushed my previous personal best! emoticon emoticon That meant that my total from wednesday of 8 miles was also broken with 8.3 miles!! emoticon In addition, I have some other team challenge goals this month, including the sqyat-a-thon that i posted a few days ago. Today was suppose to be 50 squats, and I did 60!! Another challenge was to do 50 wall push-ups today, I did my 50 plus quite a few more! emoticon So to sum it up, I feel pretty good that I met and exceeded my flirtation friday challenge today.

Food- I have to say that I have always had a love affair with food, obviously considering how much I have weighed all my life. Sometimes, I think my love affair with food was even more intimate than my human relationships emoticon I guess that could be taken in a very bad way, but it wasn't meant to. When I restarted my journey, I told food that after 41 years, out love affair was over! I wanted a new life, a new love. That was day one. After 54 days, I have realized that I still am having that love affair with food, only now it is with healthy nutritious foods. So I have made nice with food, we are still together, but I love the food now more than I ever imagined I could and I have no plans on losing this newfound relationship.

New Recipes- One of my challenges for the month of December, that I set for myself, was to try at least 2 new recipes of healthier foods. I have to say that I absolutely love the foods that Tami and I cook now! I never feel sluggish, I feel better physically, mentally and spiritually. Tami has been doing most of the cooking, but I help as much as I can and some meals I insist on cooking. Today after school, Tami had to take our son to the dentist and I stayed home with the daughter. Earlier today, we had gone to the grocery store and restocked our supplies, not a lot, but ya'll we spent the majority of the visit in the produce section which is one place we didn't use to visit very often. As we walked down isle after isle of the produce section, things kept getting bagged and put in the cart. So I'm sitting at the table on the computer and it hits me... I have all these wonderful fresh ingredients, I should do something with some of them. Tami was making her Homemade Chicken Chimichangas tonight, much better than the ones you buy at a restaurant, nutritiously and in taste. I thought to myself, "self, what can you make to go with those wonderful chimichangas"..... Homemade guacamole, I have all the stuff. so I made it. Homemade Pico De Gallo, I have all the stuff, so I made it. Then Tami said those would go great with some homemade Pita chips... so we made those together when she got home. Hey, That's three new recipes made this month in just one day!!! Not to mention that we have tried 2 or 3 other new recipes also, so that goal has been met already!! emoticon

Wonderful wife- Here comes the part where my wife will tear up, she always does, but I can't help myself. When you have something that is the most amazing, wonderful gift any person could ever ask for, you typically like to talk about it or show it off. Since I am blogging, I will have to talk about it. I remember the day I met her like it was yesterday. I had been working for the phone company for 2 1/2 years in the credit department dealing with payment arrangements, shutting peoples phones off, angry customers and even did some time in the manager cue where really angry customers got sent. I put in for a transfer to the Order Writing department, and I was approved. May 28, 2001 was my first day in the new office. I got there and went to the training room.... picked my seat for the next few weeks..... sat down and drank some coffee and talked with others who were transferred, most of whom were all people I already knew well from working with them in the credit department. As class began, I looked up as the two instructors introduced themselves... I knew one from credit who had transferred a few months earlier, didn't like her then and was pretty sure that wouldn't be changing much now. That didn't matter much, because the other instructor introduced herself....... have you ever had that feeling that involves your entire body, every fiber of your being, jolting like you had your finger in a light socket or you just got struck by lightning? Well, that moment happened right then! This vision of absolute beauty, perfection dare I say angelic creature stood there in front of me. I never believed in love at first sight, thought it was one of the silliest things I had ever heard. But, that day, it was proven to me that it does exist and it had just bit me in the short hairs!! I was a grumpy frumpy old man according to her when she first met me. I had hair down to my shoulder blades and a big scruffy beard.... I was going through some very bad times.... none of that mattered at that moment!! I don't know what got to me that day, but I knew I had to have this Aphrodite. WE would go out on smoke breaks and talk... got to know each other.... I was falling head over heels in love with each passing day. It took some time, but eventually, she let her guard down, and I swooped in for the landing. I think about that day very often, and every time I do, I get that same feeling all over my body and I remember that head over heels love all over again. 11 1/2 years later, I still feel it. They say that for everybody there is somebody in this world that is a perfect match, their meant to be, their soulmate. I found mine and I thank God every day for the blessing I have of calling her my wife, my lover, my best friend, the woman who completes me.... my Eve! I can't put into words how much I love her, but I try every day to show her, even in the smallest of ways.

That's my story for today. I have just taken over as leader for a team that is pretty much dead. I am going to work on rebuilding it, and getting it active again. HUGZ to all, good night!

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    Great day at the gym! But the highlight of your blog is of course the love story of Tami and Paul! Thank you for sharing your meeting with all of us.
    1997 days ago
    You just love telling the story of how we met dontcha? emoticon

    It took me a bit longer and I was skeptical of my feelings towards you after all, I'd been pretty beat up in my previous relationship (not physically just emotionally). So you just lucked out that I fell in love with you too! emoticon I wouldn't change it for the world my "not so big" Teddy Bear!

    Love you!
    1997 days ago
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    1997 days ago
    What a nice post. I enjoyed it very much.
    1997 days ago
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