Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oh look, its a horse! I think I will get back on.

the physical pressure, pull, or other force exerted on one thing by another; strain.

This is the problem, sometimes when stress introduces itself into a situation things tend to go awry and not on the path for which we would like them to. The last couple of weeks have been anything but smooth sailing around here and it is in fact affecting things where the weight loss is concerned. I had a slight gain last week and finally yesterday I got back down to 369 pounds which was my weight the week previous so I am back to where I was a week and a half ago and am going to try and get back into focus with the weight loss. I have not exercised at all for the past week or so and though I have been staying within my calorie range I have not recorded it for the same time period and I know I am not eating and drinking the way I need to be to keep the weight moving in a downward direction, the bottom line is that I need to get this thing rolling again in a positive direction stress or no stress.

a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance: battle plans.

The plan, I have decided that the only way to get this rolling as I need it to is to do what I did in Jan, whats that you ask? well I am glad you asked! I have to just do it, thats it, simple right? well it is. In Jan I knew that I had to do something about the weight or else it was going to do something about me, though I have made a huge dent in the health issue by losing 165 pounds so far I am far from done I am afraid, so I need to keep that in mind. As of today November 11th 2008 I am going to attempt to go back to the strict Me that I know is there. I have not been exercising like I should, I have not been recording times that I eat like I should and I have been drinking a lot of Coke Zero and diet mountain dew in place of my green tea, I have not been taking my daily vitamins. thats all done now, I made 2 gallons of green tea last night and am more than half way through one of them already at roughly ten am. Between the stress that is going on here and the fact that I have gotten comfortable with myself, meaning that at 369 I am very much able to do pretty much anything that I want to and am happy with it, BUT as I said I still have a long way to go before I am at a weight that I would call healthy.

* At least 50 push ups daily
* At least 20 minutes on the stationary bike 5x per week
* Stick within my 1700 calories per day, no exceptions
* Drink at least 1 gallon of green tea per day
* Take my multivitamin daily no exceptions

Stress happens, life happens and neither stop or get out of the way because we have things to do or a program to stick to and the only way its going to get done is if we do it. I don't feel bad because of the last couple weeks and I don't feel like I am failing at this whole weight loss thang because of a stressful situation rearing its head, it is what it is and if I am going to drop this weight its exactly that, "I" have to do it.

Thanks for reading along.

As Ever


  1. That's the really important thing don't feel bad about anything in the past just move forward. Life happens like you said and there will always be stress and none of us are perfect. Plus, you have to remember this is for life so you will have ups and downs along the way. Keep patting yourself on the back for all you've accomplished so far.

    I think too with the exercise it really makes you feel empowered so the more you do the better you'll feel not to mention it helps a ton with stress and anxiety. I bet when you did those 70 pushups the other week you felt on top of the world, that's the feeling you want to recapture.

    You've accomplished so much, it's truly amazing. You are a success right this minute if you never lose another lb.

  2. All I can say is "Keep on keeping on"! I am a new follower to your blog (about a month now) but I have read all of your posts up to this point. I have you know that you have inspired me to follow your plan and lose weight. I currently weigh 411lbs and have literally just started my plan this week. I consider you very inspiring and I look forward to hear about your continued success.

  3. Hello
    Commented on spark,and here I am!
    I returned the horse to you nice and safe :) LOL It's yours now to pass on to the next person.
    Blah, Blah, Blah,- publish your blogs when you're done! I'll keep repeating that and I'll have a new pic of me taken with your m-i-l's expression. You know what I mean!
    Your NJ friend,

  4. Tony! Your post today sounds like what my post would say (if I actually had written one!). I was just telling Sandy something about how in January, I just kind of woke up one day and said, "Okay, this is the day. I'm doing it now." And, from then on, I didn't really "stop" (until I reached my goal, dangit). I can't let this little bit of time since then undo all that I've done since January, and neither can you!! I'm proud of you for getting on here and basically admitting that you've done less than awesome lately, yet plan to go back to being the awesomest of the awesome beginning (yesterday). I have no doubt that you'll continue with your success, because you are addicted to it. :)