Thursday, March 20, 2008

Day 79

Zipity doo da, and the band plays on. a quote to start the day off "The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well." -Sir William Osler- this defines me currently. As everyone knows I am almost 500 lbs, if I expect to see instant results I will fail. don't get me wrong I do see results, my clothing fits better, I feel better blah blah blah, BUT I am not instant oatmeal, I am not going to be amazingly svelte in a few weeks, its just not gonna happen. so whats a fella to do? welp the only thing that can be done, push through anything that comes my way and stay on the path of the straight and narrow where my eating and health is concerned. Boom! its crystal clear and has been for a while now that this is what I need to do to stay healthy and be around for a very long time. Things are great and weight is falling, my wife looks incredible because she is following the same regimen that I am (almost) and we both feel better. I don't know where I heard it but I once heard someone say "I can't lose 100 lbs" and then a response was "but I can lose 10 lbs 10 times" hmmmm that makes sense.

I write in this blog daily and I eat good foods every day along with exercise, and I take a photo every 2 weeks. I photo shop the new picture each week next to the original picture that was taken on Jan 6 2008, I looked at the picture from last weekend next to the one from Jan and I have to admit there is a noticeable difference. but the difference that I am most impressed with is the fact that I do not get out of breath walking around any more, so there are a ton of benefits to this thing besides just being smaller.

Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated, is something Henry Rollins said, I feel this statement couldn't be truer. a person can hope or wish or just plain old want something real bad and guess ain't gonna happen unless you just do it. I have come to this realization where my weight is concerned and I will not hope I lose weight any more, I will just work at it until its gone. I will not fail.

with that I give you the menu.


7:45 AM
1 Dannon lite yogurt 60

10:00 AM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 can tuna 160
1 tbsp miracle whip 35
2oz sliced tomato 10

12:30 PM
5 ritz crackers/tuna left over 70

3:00 PM
lean cuisine 180
3/4 cup white rice 150

6:00 PM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 can tuna 160
1 tbsp miracle whip 35
1 pat butter 35
1oz Vermont white cheddar 110
5 wheat ritz 70

9:45 PM
1 dannon lite yogurt 60

Grand total of 1415 calories for the day, and I know what I have to do to keep it going in a downward direction. with that, I end todays post and thank you all again for following along.

As Ever


  1. Of course you are correct, sir, once again. You will not fail. You're on a ROLL!! An upward-spiral, that is actually heading downward! haha
    Hey....I always feel better about what I've eaten when I see your menu. I kind of feel guilty when I've not had anything that is typically described as "healthy" like veggies and fruit....but guess what?! It doesn't really matter, now does it!! As long as the crackers and rice and bread fit into your daily allowance, and you feel full and all, you don't necessarily have to eat tons of veggies and fruit! I've been feeling like my menus aren't really "healthy" enough, but oh well....I'm staying below my calories, even if it's only eating Taco Bell, sandwiches, and snacks. I'll eat "healthy" occasionally, but I guess I just prefer "not-so-healthy-type" foods to the lettuce, brocolli, and apples. I especially feel kind of plain-jane when I see other people's menus who are having things like blueberries and cottage cheese for breakfast, salad with grilled meat for lunch, and veggies and lean meat for dinner...with fruit as snacks in between. I'm like, "Well, I had a sandwich, some chips, a cookie, and some Diet Coke...." and then I feel like a less-than-perfect dieter. But, OH WELL!! My way has worked good enough, and I'll always be thankful to the makers of my turkey and my light Miracle Whip for giving me something that is junk-food-like, but is low in calories!! :)
    How did I get off on that subject??!

    Anyway, no surprise here that you're still going strong, and starting to look and feel better!! I'm very happy for you, and it's only going to become more and more clear to you (and me) about what has to be done to get the weight off.

    You notice that walking up the stairs is easy now.....I don't have stairs, but I notice other things I can do now that I used to have some trouble doing.....that is much easier now that I weigh less. I know...I still can't run or even WALK long distances without suffering for days afterward, but I can do a lot of other fun stuff that I couldn't do well before. ;)

  2. I'm so glad for you that you are noticing those small differences that add up. Looser clothes, easier's all going to add up to a trim healthy you.

    I totally agree about it not happening in the blink of an eye. That's always been my problem every other time I've tried to lose weight. Well, if I can't lose it all in about a month, forget it...that was pretty much my mentality. I knew it didn't make sense but was just so overwhelmed with it that I felt like it was impossible. I've seen that quote too, about not being able to lose 100 lbs but being able to lose 10, 10 times. Sooo true!

    Have a great day!

  3. One way I look at things is I think back to what I was doing a month ago, 6 months ago, 1 year ago and realize it's not that long. How many times do you hear, "Well this year just flew by!" Well, then how come dieting seems to slow time way down?

    3 months ago seems like it was yesterday. And really, do I feel deprived because I didn't eat enough cookies or cake? In fact I remember that one piece of cake I had in Feb and it was gooooood. It's almost like, absence makes the heart grow fonder. I can appreciate that one piece of cake instead of it getting lost amongst it's brothers and sisters and cousins. That piece of cake probably never thought it was going to be so appreciated as it was getting thrown into the oven. :)

    Ok, thats enough nerd-ness. It's always fun watching robyn's mind work through a thought.

    Babe - start thinking positive about Easter and we'll get through just another day. Love you,


  4. Yea, it's bizarre. It's hard to wean yourself from the idea of instant weight loss gratification. I mean, internally, you've made all the changes to make you a healthier, average-weight person, but your body hasn't caught up yet.

    It's daunting to think of what lies ahead, and then you DO make progress and lose some weight, and in your head, you know your body is getting fitter and has more energy, but when you look in the mirror, you LOOK more or less THE SAME. afkasdfkalsjlsfkdj

    Like I've lost 31 pounds, and I did a lot of weight lifting and my arm muscles bulked up, but when I look in the mirror all I see is flab and I'm all blehhhhhhhhh. =/

    Bigtxmomma from 3FC

  5. And the Novel comment award goes to!... lol I always like reading your comments Robyn, honestly I do lol

    Andeely, my goal is to lose a total of 100 lbs by my birth day, it will be tight but if I can average 2lb e per week until then I should make it ;) and I plan on doin it 10lbs at a time.

    and you, yeah you there, don't you have work to do? does your boss know you are posting on blogs during work hours? ;)

    Bigtxmomma, Thanks for the comments and congrats on the 31 lbs! thats great. keep on keepin on.

    As Ever

  6. henry rollins rocks but new favorite quote is from Bruce Lee --

    Knowing is not enough, you must apply. Willing is not enough, you must do.