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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 37 of 175

Well, I weighed myself, and I'm down to 237 pounds. I'm finally way in to my 230s, and I'm really excited. The next weight that I will be really excited about is my lower 230s, or even high 220s. Once I get down to 225, I'm considered overweight instead of obese.

My food intake is spotty at best right now. I am working in the heat and it makes me not want to eat anything. I wake up early enough and run out of time so I accidentally skip breakfast. Supper is basically anything that is at the other house, and there is almost nothing to eat there. Unless, of course, we get fast food. No money to eat out right now anyway.

I have 37 pounds until I reach my goal weight! woohoo! That sounds better and easier then 70, huh?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 36 of 175

All seems to be going well. I weighed myself this morning and I am 238 pounds. It seems that all this hard work on the trailer and eating less is actually paying off and has gotten me over this plateau. I wonder how much longer until I hit another plateau? No telling, really. Probably when I stop working on the trailer so much and settle back into a routine at my two jobs. At least I'll be losing more weight before the end of the Summer. When I go back to school next semester I'm going to hop right back on the tredmill! I might lift some weights too while I'm at it.

Anyway, Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 34 of 175

Plateau is over! I just weighed myself, and I am down to 238 pounds. YAY!!!! I was 245 last week, but since I have been working on the new house and been working on my diet - it looks like it is paying off. YAY! I'm down in my 230s! Now I have to work hard to stay on the right track and keep off a plateau.

Well, time to go to work. Thanks for reading everyone!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 32 of 175

Well, progress on the trailer! I'm glad that everything is going according to plan. I just have to do some more work on the floors. Maybe tomorrow all of the floors will be done and I will be able to move in by next weekend! YAY!

I haven't weighed myself on the scale yet... I might in a few minutes... Just to see what is happening. Well, Good night everyone and I will report back tomorrow!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 30 of 175

Still no weight loss. It's ok though, I slipped up a little yesterday. I had a non-caffeinated root beer while I worked my butt off fixing up the new trailer we got to live in. I'm going to be working really hard for the next week or so to get it fixed up - while working two jobs this summer. So - lots of work and not enough time to do it.

I'm going to say that my exercise routine is completely whacked right now. I don't have enough stability in my life right now to continue on my weight loss. However, I am going to try as best as possible to maintain my weight at 240 so that I can start losing weight again when I do gain stability.

thank you all for reading!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 29 of 175

Well, today is a new day. I lost .4 pounds, and now I'm back down to 242. something. It's ok though, this last weekend I splurged beyond belief, I guess. That just means that I have to get back in routine of my rules and start exercising more. It's hard to find time to exercise with two jobs. My new blue jeans are looser though, even though I haven't had any weight loss on the scale. I can tell that my midsection is a little thinner.

I have to ramp up my intensity of my exercise -... and actually find time to start exercising again. I'm not going to let this plateau ruin my weight loss goals. IT CAN BE DONE!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 28 of 175

Hello everyone,

Still haven't been able to get below 240. This plateau is pissing me off. I wish I could do something to get over it. I don't want to starve myself or anything - I also don't want to over do my exercise. I guess I just won't give up and keep going and eventually I will get over the plateau.

I got to figure out a way I can hop on a tredmill this Summer

Monday, May 17, 2010

A couple pics of my lovely wife:

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since I have lost almost 30 pounds:

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So... can anyone tell any difference?

Day 27 of 175

Heather and I went on our Honeymoon all over again this last weekend. We went to New Orleans area and ate a bunch of food. We enjoyed every minute of it. I came back home and that little weekend trip cost me 1 pound of weight gain! UGH! Oh well, that's not much and I can easily work around it.

Heather and I have come up with a competition... at the end of the Summer, we will measure ourselves to see what our BMI is ... whoever loses the most BMI gets to buy what we want. In her case, it's a Net Book laptop. In my case, I want a Cold Steel Espada (large). So! Let the games begin! I have to lose 58.8 pounds! yay!!!!

It must and will be done!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 24 of 175

So, I'm still hovering at the 240 mark and haven't lost anymore weight. I'm not going to give up though. I guess my body is getting used to my routine, so I guess I got to increase the intensity of my workouts so that I can lose some more weight. I plan to lose another 30 pounds by the end of this Summer. YAY! I know I can do it - it will just take some time and a new exercise routine.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 22 of 175

My weight has rebounded a bit. I'm back up to 243.5 pounds. Over the last two days I've gained about 3.7 pounds. YAY! I guess I slipped up too much over the last two days. I need to really crack down and get back on my diet. Because I don't have school, it's easy to grab something out and eat it without a second thought.

I haven't been exercising this week because it is finals week and I'm not at school. I guess I need to go for a jog around the neighborhood before I sit down to do some work today. I'm also stressed about money right now - so I'm sure that doesn't help anything at all. Life will be ok. Everything will work out. I just need to breathe.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 20 of 175

I can't believe it! I lost 1.3 pounds over night. I'm now 240 pounds! 40 pounds to go! I can't wait until I can get in the 230s again!

Last night I ate a Grilled Chicken Salad from Sonic. For lunch yesterday, I ate at my grandma's house. We had brisket and some vegetable sides. I've been really good lately on my diet. At work yesterday, I walked on the trails, good exercise when I'm pressed for time. The trails constantly go up and down, so it's a good workout. I had to have drank at least 80oz of water yesterday at work.

The semester is finishing up. I'm ready to get the semester over with. One more year and I am done with my undergrad studies. By the time I start teaching I should already be down to my desired weight and maintained it for at least a year.

I am not giving up! I got over my plateau and I'm going to keep on keeping on! No one can stop me! Muhahahahaha!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Day 19 of 175

Success! In the last three days I have lost 3 pounds. I am now 241 pounds! yay! I'm getting so close to being in the 230s I can't wait! It's so exciting! All I have to do is keep up my diet and exercise routine and I'll be set to lose another 41 pounds! hah! Losing weight is difficult, but when you follow into a routine, it's easy!

Under 200 here I come!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 16 of 175

Doing pretty good today. I had a little fried catfish for dinner, and I had a manwich for supper. I ran 20 minutes today, so I'm following my new rule:

20 minutes of exercise a day regardless if I feel like it or not.

So, lets recap:

1. No soda
2. No cheese/really limit cheese
3. 20 minutes of exercise a day regardless.

I am determined to lose another 43 pounds. I will lose another 43 pounds. I have motivation to do it now that I saw myself in the mirror and really saw the difference. I haven't seen my grandma in a long time and when I saw her she was amazed! So, that gives me more motivation then I had.

I'm going to try to lift some weights today at work. I'm going to try to make some time to do pushups and maybe some crunches.

Well, that's it. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 15 of 175, 243 pounds

Hello everyone!

I weighed myself this morning and I'm now 243 pounds. Once I get down in the 230s, I'm going to be so excited! down from 270, I have officially lost 27 pounds. I looked at the graph on the Wii and it looks like I am losing about 10 pounds per month, which is a very good, very reasonable pace. I have it to where I'm losing about 10 pounds per month on my calendar too. So, by the end of this month, I should weigh about 233 pounds. ooo the excitement! :D

One thing I can control in my life is my weight. (yeah, now that sounds like an anorexic, lol!)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 14 of 175

Today has been a decent day. I woke up and got ready for school. Yesterday, I tried to break up a fight between two chihuahuas and one of them bit the tip of my right hand pointer finger off. It's taking forever to type with three fingers on one side. I'll be ok, I heal quickly.

I have to do a lot of housework today to catch up. I got some laundry going right now. Going to do some work cleaning everything up. I am going to try to fit a workout in there while I'm cleaning.

I'm still motivated. I am still just drinking water and milk. I didn't have cheese today, so I think I'm doing ok there. I'm strapped for time right now because of it being the end of the school year and everything. I'm not making excuses. I'm going to hop back on my full fledged workouts as soon as school is over.

thanks all for reading! 50 pounds to go!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 13 of 175

Well, I can tell that my stomach is getting flatter. My love handles / sides aren't going away as quickly as I want them to. My man boobs aren't really going away as fast as I want them to either.

I'll admit, towards the last part of the school semester, I haven't had much time to do any exercise. I committed to an exercise plan and did it for a few months but then all of the sudden I have so much more to do and not enough time to exercise.

I know I will need to find the time to just do 20 minutes of exercise a day to keep losing weight. I think that's one of the absolute main reasons I am not losing weight on the scale right now.

My diet is going well. Still trying my absolute best not to eat cheese. I am still not drinking soda, or if I do it's a caffeine free sprite when my wife and I go to the theater. I just don't feel like paying 3.75$ for a bottle of water when I could get a large sprite to share at the same price.

Also, something else my wife and I are doing to cut back is instead of getting a large popcorn with extra butter, we scaled it back to a small without butter. That should save a lot of calories right there.

I have noticed something about my stomach lately. I never really paid attention until now... but it doesn't really take much food for me to feel satisfied. If you eat until you are full and stop, regardless if you have food on your plate - you won't get that overly full feeling. It's as simple as that.

I guess as an American we want to "get our monies worth," but in the food industry - you get fat getting your monies worth! And you get fat because of the things that society tells you that you should eat.

Here's another tip, for those of you who are trying to lose weight: If you have a spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend - instead of ordering two separate entrees, order one and split it in half. You will get full, you won't waste food, and you'll pay half the cost. Besides, who doesn't get at least a little full on breadsticks, salad, chips and salsa or dinner rolls? Go easy on the bread though!

I tell yah, if I lose another 50 pounds, I'm going to write a dang book!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 12 of 175

Doing alright so far. I know I need to start doing more cardio exercise now. Weight lifting is putting muscle on me and kind of trimming my waist line, but I'm not seeing any results on the scale like I want to.

I got to go to work early this morning. Maybe I can fit in some push ups and crunches before my shift starts. Maybe I will park my mule a little further away and walk a little longer if I can. It's getting really hot and humid outside and it's hard to have the energy to do everything for work sometimes, especially on an empty stomach.

I'm still motivated to lose weight, even though I haven't seen any weight loss on the scale.

Well, that's all for now. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 11 of 175

Lost another 1.1 pounds. My Wii is happy for me. lol!

I had a small set back last night. I had pizza, because there wasn't anything else to eat. Oh well, all is good. Today I ate some spinach, green beans and a hamburger patty. I won't be able to eat this evening until I come home after work. I'm going to try a new rule: NO FOOD AFTER 7PM.

1. No Soda
2. No cheese
3. No food after 7PM

So, I broke a rule yesterday, but I can't be good all the time. At least I'm watching my portion sizes. I'm sure that after I get over this small plateau/hump in my weight loss plan that I'll lose a lot more weight. Just gotta get over it. I am determined to get over the hump and get down under 200 pounds