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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Heard a snippet of an Eminem song, and off went my mind. If I was any sort of rap fan, I might have gone to work deconstructing Slim Shady’s lyrics for that song, “Without Me”, and, keeping just the title, reworked it into a parodic take off on the It’s a Wonderful Life storyline of how everything turns out if I just didn’t exist. Or how things would turn out if I weren’t around any more, having died off due to crappy diet and lack of exercise. For you see, as per the ever derided, but still omnipresent BMI scale, I, at 5’6, 187 lbs, am once again an Obese-American.


The last 3 months have pretty much been a failure as far as healthy living goes. I started the previous round of the BLC (21) at 180 lbs, with a modest goal of reaching 174. I made that goal rather easily, getting down near 172 (I think 172.2 at the lowest), before I got this job that has me travelling, and eating out every week day. The new BLC, Round 22, starts today, and my scale looked like 187, and now I’ve got Snoop and Dre going Deep Cover in my ear.


Setting a goal, then, of getting back to 180 lbs for this challenge, which is slightly depressing in terms of being what I was at the start of the year. It’s also realistic…and if I can claim ‘maintenance’ from January 1 through the end of August, I’d take it, no matter the roller coaster ridden to get there.

As I failed what I thought were some modest goals last round, I’m resetting the same goals:
10 minutes of daily exercise, of any flavor.
10 squats
10 lunges

More salad-like food choices, less burger like items.

I need to take advantage of the fact that it’s summer-ish. Even though I’m missing out on playing ultimate frisbee, for the first time since 2004, I need to figure out some sort of alternative activity, to do on my own. Gotta change up something, because gaining the pseudo- freshman 15 in the past three months isn’t sustainable. And I really don't want to go back to Atlanta, at anywhere near the same weight I was back in 2011, on my first visit there.

The 10 pounds lost to start the year, 15 lbs gained thereafter roller coaster? It’s kind of capture in the title of song linked below, which is what I’ve actually been listening to today, Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell” album.


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    I know how disappointing it is. I am in the same boat you are. But I know you can do it because you are just awesome! We can do it together!
    1776 days ago
    I know how you feel my friend!! But I know we will both success the the BLC Challenge!! Go Mustangs!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1783 days ago
  • OWL_20
    You have some good measurable goals here--make little changes over the long haul. I like your 10 minute of exercise a day thing, may have to incorporate that. Is there anything (like other sports/exercise) that you really like and are able to fit into your schedule? emoticon
    1783 days ago
    Hey you can stop the slide anytime all by making positive actions!

    1784 days ago
    **SIGH** It's hard to stay in the saddle when you have to eat out so much. There are such limited healthy choices.

    Wishing you luck as you get back on track.
    1784 days ago
    Man it! (as my dd used to say when she was little).
    I hate when that happens.
    It is really hard when you have to eat out a lot.
    I started the 5:2 Fasting Diet in early April and have lost 6-7 lbs-
    not impressive but I haven't lost anything since LAST June so I'm happy with that.

    1784 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear you're having a tough time, but I have to say your blog title really made my day... so funny!

    We're all here for you! It's tough when you're eating out all the time. For me anyway, it always feels like "treat" time... even when I have been eating out a lot.
    1784 days ago
    I am also starting BLC 22 at a higher weight than I started BLC 21. Not happy about it but it is what it is. You can't undo the past, but you can make the present and future work for you (now I have to convince myself of that).

    Just get back in the saddle again, fellow Mustang, and we will work on this as a team.
    1784 days ago
    Ahh I feel ya. Good to see you blogging again though. I started over again on Monday, what say you start over as well my friend!
    1784 days ago
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