UZIEL5000's Blogs

A Special Father's Day Gift
Monday, June 18, 2012      0 comments

OK, so it wasn't really Father's Day just yet and it wasn't really something I was given as a gift (though I got some cool shirts on Sunday) and this more about something I did than something I was given but hey, coming up with catchy titles for... Read more
Trying to keep it up (and getting lost) in The Magic Kingdom
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      0 comments

So this running thing is working out a lot better than expected so far. I never thought I'd say this but I am enjoying running. I actually look forward to my runs and when I feel too tired to run at 5:30am, I make it up by running in the evening... Read more
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      2 comments

OK, so I'm running. Have been running for a month and a half now. Not exactly what I thought I would be doing. When I was a teenager, I was in the Civil Air Patrol. I loved it so much but to go up in rank you had to take a written test and ... Read more
Night is always darkest right before dawn.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      1 comments

Wow, for a while there things were looking pretty bleak for me and my family. I'm not going to lie: I thought I was going to lose our new born daughter. She went from bad, to worse, to us getting ready for our most horrible thoughts. But right a... Read more
Patience, perseverence and thankfulness.
Sunday, February 20, 2011      3 comments

I cannot begin this post without expressing how thankful I am for the people who have read my last post and either sent me words of encouragement or Spark Goodies or both. Even thought I have been here since 2009 I haven't been really been activ... Read more
Slipping, Pain & Heartache
Monday, February 14, 2011      5 comments

I wish I could be writing about better news than what I'm about to post but if things always went your way we wouldn't need pages like Spark People. We would all be thin and happy. My wife went into labor last Wednesday. She was 33 weeks. T... Read more
Getting into the rhythm of things
Monday, February 07, 2011      1 comments

Last week was really tough. I was sore from Monday to Saturday. It wasn't until yesterday that I could move all my extremities freely. This why for some people, starting out is most difficult part. Now that I can go up and down a flight of stair... Read more
First Weight Training Day ( a while)
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      1 comments

So I'm back in full force. Eating right, logging what I eat and have started running. As you can imagine, that day after the first run was quite interesting. Getting out of bed was tough. However nothing prepared me for my first day at the gym. ... Read more
On the road again...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      1 comments

It is with great sadness that I have to accept the fact that I have let myself go yet again. After losing 42 pounds I have gained most of it back if not all of it. It is quite frustrating. However instead of drowning myself asking the "why'... Read more
Progress Report #1
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      0 comments

OK, let's go back a moment to the pictures I took at my heaviest. Not my favorite thing in the world but then again the whole point of this blog is hold myself accountable so here it is again: Me at 319 pounds. ... Read more
Things I have learned
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      2 comments

In choosing the path I was going to take to change my lifestyle, I did a lot of research and self-analysis to make sure I did everything in my power to avoid failure. I thought about how other attempts that failed and why. I thought about everyt... Read more
In the Beggining, there was fat...
Monday, May 04, 2009      2 comments

10.2 pounds. That's how much I weighted when I was born. My first time in the display window of the delivery room, I inspired some guy(who wasn't there to see me I might add) to say: "That kid is like a 747!!". The nurses called me "The Bi... Read more