Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hodge Podge Post

I don't really have anything earth shaking to say. If anybody has even noticed I haven't been posting and thought "there he goes again", that is not the case. Apart from a 2-3 day stretch last week where I ate crappily and I did it with style, I am actually in a really good place right now. I have come to accept that I am not using the "Incredible Shrinking Man" method this time, opting for the "Credible Shrinking Man" routine instead. I have come to find that one thing that calorie tracking does for me is that it keeps my imagination from running away about how many calories I had today. I have come to find that if I am not able to get to a paper and write down my calories, I start imagining that I am probably at 3,000 calories!! The tracking has really helped me begin to understand that realistically, I would have to go on a full on binge to get there, especially with the food I have been eating. Nice segue there to my next point. I think healthy eating really is starting to be my lifestyle, not my lifestyle change I am making. I love veggies and fruits now. I had cale chips the other day and LOVED them! I also have been putting away the almonds pretty regular. Kathy is still doing a great job with dinner prep for me, and also keeping the junk out of the house.

I think the thing that I am most proud of is the fact that my physical fitness level is getting noticabaly better. Silly little things like it doesn't feel like I am dragging a plow around behind me when I walk in Wal Mart, and great big things like how I am getting more and more pull ups (disclaimer: using an assist band on them) and I have gone up significantly on my weights in the resistance training part of my workout. Also, my cardio is improving!! I finished a program on the Arc Trainer today that was killing me, and now it isn't easy, but by the time I was done today, I was thinking it may be time to go to level 4! Also, I decided I was being a chicken sh*t about running a 5k and I was worried about the time I would put up. I gave up hanging on to the fact I ran on in 27 minutes in my peak, and decided I am going out, doing my best and starting to whittle away at that time to get it better.

I guess all in all, my point is that it has been a good few weeks. I can't wait until all this crappy winter weather is gone. I went out in the back yard during a break in the snow the other day and spotted a few projects I want to undertake when the weather improves. I sure hope that all of us are moving forward and seeing little bits of success and big bits of success! I really am excited to be feeling like this change is the one that takes!


  1. Hold on Spring is just around the corner ......

    c(K)ale chips are just great

    All the best Jan

  2. Glad to hear things are going well for you. You and I are running on parallel paths my friend; I think we both finally figured out that sprinting to the front of the pack at the start of a marathon doesn't necessarily mean you'll finish in the front.

    It sounds like you are ahead of me with the physical fitness part and it makes me want to skip ahead in plan to feel how you are feeling (damn competitive drive). However, I've learned that I have to take it one day at a time.

    I'm as big as I ever have been but I don't smoke anymore and last week I lost some weight. Keep pushing forward my friend you give me a point on the horizon to look toward.