Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday morning and a photo

Saturday and Sunday were spent shopping, a lot in bulk. we went to 3 different stores and compared prices and then bought the things that we needed at each respective store with the lowest price for said item. we stocked up on things and the idea behind this was to see how much we could save this month shopping like that, we spent at least 6 hours on shopping all together and for the most part we have the entire month of may covered for things that do not have to be fresh bought and we will make weekly visits to the supermarket for things like fresh fruit and veggies. if it turns out that we are saving a decent amount because of it we will switch to that routine for good.

I also have hunted down a set of pedals for my bike! I am extremely excited about this. I was searching as I have been doing on and off for a set online and an ebay ad popped up for an entire bike of the same brand etc as mine and it had no reserve and someone had bid it to $9.99 which was likely the start amount, so I decided to email the fella that was selling the bike and ask if I won the auction would he just mail me the pedals as he had "local pick up" under the shipping area. he emailed me back that he would send me just the pedals if I won, I bid and ended up paying $20 shipped for a set of pedals. I am just waiting for them to arrive now and I will have my bike back, and an extra pedal to boot. man I never thought finding a silly pedal for a stationary bike could be so hard.

Finally for my Monday morning post I wanted to post up a progress picture, the after picture was taken on Saturday (randomly by my wife while I was cooking dinner so I apologize for the unshaven face lol) and the before photo was taken by my mother in law last summer, and is the picture that I looked at and decided enough was enough and made me seriously start looking into weight loss options, I really don't remember being that large and that is why when I saw the photo I was shocked.


This is a 95 pound difference, click the photo for a larger image.

I have lost 95 lbs since Jan 1st and the difference in this photo is more than that I believe because I had lost some weight (not a whole lot but some) from Aug to Dec 2007. I was going to wait the 5 pounds to make it an even 100 lb loss before I posted progress pics but I figured since I had lost a little from Aug to Dec that this pic will serve as my progress thus far photo. I emailed this to everyone in my family on Saturday night and I called my Mom (who lives in CA) and told her to check her email on Sunday morning, she called me back within 3 minutes crying, to say she was happy about it would be putting it lightly. I could not be happier with my results so far and I think after taking a look at the photo above you can agree that there is a significant change in my body, I must be doing something right :), the keep on keepin on ain't stopping any time soon and the next progress photo will likely be when another 50lbs drops off, Thanks for reading and following along with me.

Carry on...

As Ever
Me

19 comments:

  1. that is abolutely amazing, what a difference!!! congratulations:) way to go!!!!

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  2. That's amazing! Well done!

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  3. AWESOME! You look like a different person- your face- you look much happier. I am sooooo happy for you. You are on an incredible journey. WOW!

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  4. What a remarkable transformation! You have earned every single one of those pounds that you've shed! Luck got you no where - it's all because of your hard work and diligence. You've kept on keeping on, and boy does it show!! Way to go, buddy! :D

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  5. Woo-hoo! Way to go! Your hard work is paying off big time! Congrats you look fabulous....what a difference =)

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  6. I am almost speechless!

    ALMOST!


    good grief what a difference 100 little lbs can make! you are going to be the poster child for weight loss pretty soon so when you go off and get all famous you better send me an autograph!!!!
    I do believe everyones weight loss journey must start from within but you are great help to have around for motivation and support! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I would be VERY proud of you if I were your Mom so I can imagine how she must feel! Good for you.

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  7. Oh My Goodness!! I really am at a loss for words!! I had to have my hubby come over to the computer to see you!! I know you from Renewed Reflections and I tell him about everyone's progress and whatnot so I just had to share, YOU ARE DOING AWESOME!!!

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  8. Oh my goodness Tony, I'm about to cry! Look at what you've done! I'm so excited for you and wify and the kids and your mom...just wow! I'm so glad I met you on here and can follow along with your progress, and boy oh boy have you made progress! You look great. I can't wait for the next photo 50 lbs from now :)

    As for the shopping, what a good idea, I'm sure you should be able to save some money that way. I can't imagine spending like 6 hours doing it though!!!

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  9. You know what is sorta funny? The first pic is in Aug - the end of summer time -- the next one in May -- spring time-- Notice how much more sun you have had already. Your complexion went from very pale to rosy! that is just one small difference in your lifestyle now you obviously get outside a lot more now. Plus you look much happier in the second. you are almost cracking a smile! check you out! I bet Wify is just thrilled. You look younger, healthier, happier AND ROSY!

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  10. Absolutely Phenomenal!! Thank you so much for posting these pictures. It just may be the inspirational nudge that I need! You've done wonderful!

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  11. Man you look great. I know you must feel great too. Thank you for sharing and I wish you continued success. Hope you won't mind, but I am gonna refer some of my dieting friends who are in a slump to come see this.

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  12. i'm new to this weightloss blogging scene...

    check me out
    iamabiggerloser.blogspot.com/

    :o)

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  13. You are an absolute inspiration !!!
    Our whole family is doing Weight Watchers to lose- myself to lose 11o lbs, DH to lose 80 and my son to lose 220 . So far, so good but progress has been slow. I came across your blog and your picture today and it is a great shot in the arm !!!! Keep up the absolutely awesome progress !!

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  14. AMAZING!!!!! I am speechless really!!!

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  15. Wow!! You are doing amazing. I have been having a rough time lately and your progress was just the boast I needed to get back on track!! Thank you and keep up the great work.

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  16. Tony,
    Congratulations!! You look fantastic. You should be VERY proud of yourself.
    Here's to continued success!!

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  17. I just love seeing people's progress photos and yours is awesome! All that hard work and determination is really paying off for you. Congratulations!

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  18. all i can say is congratulations, looking at you says it all

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