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Saturday, December 22, 2012

First let me address my poor math skills. Last week I said that I had lost .6 lb, that was not so, I actually lost .4 lb. I knew when I weighed in what it was, I knew when I wrote it down on my calendar what it was, but somehow when I wrote my blog post, I went all stupid and kept writing .6 instead of .4! I have edited last week's post to reflect a more accurate portrait of the actual weigh in.

With that being said, hello and good Saturday to you all. After hitting the gym real hard last week to only lose .4 lb I decided to try a different tactic this week. I only went to the gym twice this week! I tried to control my eating, but I wasn't always on top of it :( Chocolate chip cookies made it into the house... and they had to be destroyed! There were so many cookies, that today, 3 days after they arrived, I'm still trying to destroy them :)

So this week was yet again another disappointment on the scale. Man, I've got to pull it together! In the past I'd have weeks where my diet was good but I wasn't hitting the gym, or I'd be hitting the gym and my diet was all over the place. I was still losing weight, but I was waiting for the perfect storm of diet and gym time to converge in perfect harmony and have a week where I'd lose like 10 lbs and, in a perfect storm world, become amazingly strong, incredibly handsome, completely charismatic and unbelievably wonderful! Buuuuuut, I don't think that's ever going to happen :( The diet and gym getting sorted out and coming together might happen, but the rest of it? Pipe dream at best.

Let's take a look at this week's disappointment. Err, numbers:

Weight : 216.4
Lost : .2
Total : 100.8

Yep, 2/10ths of a pound, .2 lb, less than 1/4 lb. 3.2 ounces to be precise. Shameful, utterly shameful. But you know what? I don't care. It's too close to the end of the year, and overall I've had a pretty good year. I had hoped to go out hitting my goal of 207, but that is not going to happen with just one weigh in left, so oh well :)

My goal for between now and January 5th 2013 is to not go above 217.2 (my 100 lb mark). I figure with Christmas and New year's in the next two weeks, if I can pretty much maintain my weight through the 5th, I will have done pretty well. Of course I will still try to lose weight, but the temptations may be more than I can work off! Like they say, " you can't out exercise your mouth".

In closing, let me wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year :)

Ken Heaston
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    Hey - it's a loss! Wish I could say the same!

    And yes, you've had a GREAT year! And here comes another one!

    The last few weeks have been tough for most of us. Thank goodness this is just temporary. No one wants to fall back into bad habits. Go back to where we were??? NO WAY! In a way, maybe this is good to relax our standards for a couple weeks - enjoy, indulge. That way we don't feel deprived, yet it is also an eye-opener as to how easily we can lose our way. For me, I think I'll take this time as a bit of a wake up call, or reminder, that I can't continue to sit on my fat a** and get NO exercise, nor can I eat whatever I want - AND feel good...physically, or mentally.

    If anything, maybe the little backslide is a good reminder of why it's so important to make the good choices between Christmas and Thanksgiving. If we do - then the bad ones between Thanksgiving and Christmas aren't really that bad.

    Happy New Year, Ken! 2013 is going to be great!
    1972 days ago
    you look strong, definitly handsome, like a lot of the others are saying congrats on loosing something. Better than gaining...... emoticon
    1973 days ago
    To lose anything during this time is awesome man. I would love to see .4 or .2 loss lately. I am sure you will hit your grove again after the holidays.
    1974 days ago
    Congratulations on losing this week, albeit small, better than not. I, too, was not able to out exercise my mouth with all the Christmas food around (not home-work!). I had a horrible gain this week, hoping water retention since most of the Christmas tabemono (food) was carbs.
    1976 days ago
    You've lost over 100 pounds? WOW!!!!
    1977 days ago
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    1977 days ago
    Realistically, simply maintaining the same weight throughout December is a real accomplishment for anybody, including us Sparkpeople types, and here you are actually losing (I don't care how small the amount)!
    emoticon and keep up the good work!
    Merry Christmas!
    1977 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/23/2012 12:43:29 PM
    I'm feeling it ... I stayed the same for three weeks now, tried to adjust everything.

    But Christmas is coming, I haven't eaten all the chocolates in the house like I did last year so I figure I'm up on that.

    That magic equation is just not showing itself to me. I seem to lose by mid week and then cut back for a good result on Sunday (weigh in day) only to find its gone up again.

    Positive thought---weigh myself on wednesdays :) emoticon emoticon
    1978 days ago
    Congrats on the loss!! Even if it isn't as much as you wanted!! Better a loss then a gain.
    1978 days ago
    ok so lets make a deal/ Come Jan 5th i'll kick yourbutt if you will kick mine. hows that??

    Merry Christmas my friend!!!
    1978 days ago
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