Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Hate Him/Her and That Guy

We all know them. That friend that "can eat anything and never gain a pound!!" It has made us all mad at some point in time. I think the problem is, we only pay attention to what it is they are eating, and not the lifestyle they are living. When ever I was eating whatever I wanted, I was following that up with several hours of inactivity, more eating whatever I wanted, and you guessed it, more inactivity. What we aren't seeing the person we hate doing is not doing that! Up in the morning, jog for him/her. Home from work, get out in the yard and putter around. Opportunity for some cake, I will have a little, but that is it. I say that because I was that guy this week. I did not have a stellar eating week. It was not bad mind you, but it was not "Shaniac" style eating from earlier this year. And guess what? I have worked out every day but one this week, and I have not eaten after supper every day but two this week, and I lost 1.3 pounds!! See, that is the missing part of the equation we have all not seen in "them" before. Even moderate activity and moderate moderation ( funny sounding huh?) can get you where you want to go, even if it isn't at lightening speed.

Then I was "that guy" again at the park trail this morning. I shouldn't enjoy it as much as I do, but having been the other side, I can't help but smile a little. I was jogging at my favorite park this morning. I kept passing the same people on the 3/4 mile trail, and a fair portion of them were giving me the "look". It was hot and I was sweaty, but I just kept jogging and getting that "look". Haha, it was great! I highly recommend it folks. I really do!



10 comments:

  1. Feels good, doesn't it? Good for you!

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  2. So awesome Shane! So..so...awesome! =0)

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  3. Perhaps you are learning moderation?

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  4. Hello? Hello? Hello?

    Echo! Echo! Echo!

    Where are you Shane???????

    Cori
    http://cori-gonnadoit.blogspot.com/

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  5. HI Shane,
    I have been thinking about you. It is just about time for you to start Law School!!! Just want you to know that I am so very proud of how far you have come: in weight loss and fitness, but also with your education. good for you, buddy! Michele

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  6. SHANE?!?! Where are you??? Hello??

    Come back friend!


    Cori

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  7. We Miss You!!!! Hope all is well!

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  8. Shane, update needed!!! Are you in law school and still running?

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  9. Shane, where are you?!??!?!?! Michele

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  10. Shane, no one cares if you have gained any weight- we just want to know you're OK- no marriage or health problems...post please!

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