Monday, January 19, 2009

Pictures, sleds and almost a goal!

More snow fell on us last night so Wify came up with the idea to meet one of her friends and go sledding this morning, right after I shovel the driveway. We bundled the kiddos up and into the car they went and we get to the hill and I had decided that I was not going to go down on the big tube we had but that did not last long and I said to myself "just one ride down" which turned into about 12 rides down! which means 12 walks back up the hill for me as well. Right after I walked back up after the first trip down I started thinking about how last year I probably wouldn't have went down that hill on the tube and maybe I would have stayed home all together and yet again I had one of those moments that shows me just what I was missing out on at 534 pounds. I then thought about why I was hesitant to go down in the first place, I mean I was there, the hill was there, I had a big ol tube sled thingy and there I stood thinking no way am I going down that hill, when it dawned on me why not? I am not 534 pounds any more and there is NO reason to not go down that hill and a good time was had, relearning how to just do things again instead of going through every outcome (will the tube pop?, will I roll off and tumble down the hill and be the blunt of everyones joke for the next 3 years? will I slide right into the woods because of my weight?) is something thats happening more often these days. My son was annoyed that I slid further than everyone else and kept trying to beat my distance with no success, we all had a good time, and walking back up the hill gave me some movement that was unexpected. I mentioned the possibility of sliding into the woods earlier and I almost made it into a soccer goal that was in the field we were in! here is a couple pictures.

Here I am on the way down the hill, if ya ever see a 358 pound fella sliding down a snowy hill in your direction get out of the way!

Thats where I ended up on that slide down! notice I have the only marks in the snow because I was went about 50 feet further than anyone else's attempt! and almost into the goal.

Sunday I came in under my calories at a total of 1595 for the day. We had turkey burgers for dinner and I seasoned them with Grillmates Hickory, chopped garlic, a shake of Parmesan cheese and topped with lots of veggies and I know that I mention this every time that I post it but that has got to be one of my favorite meals since starting to eat in a healthy manner, unfortunately I did not get a picture of the meal. Here is a look at the menu from Sunday.


9:15 AM
1 Banana 105
1 tablespoon Peanut Better 95

11:00 AM
6.5 oz Grilled Chicken 350

2:15 PM
1 can progresso soup 160
1 pear 85

6:15 PM
8 oz Ground Turkey 320
2 80 Cal Rolls 160
brussel sprouts 100
Onion/Pickle/Tomato/Lettuce/Ketchup 55
green salad 45
1 T newmans own salad dressing 35

9:45 PM
1 pear 85

Over all things are looking good this week where movement and intake are concerned, today I did indulge in some hot chocolate when we got in from sledding and I have a feeling that I will go over on calories today if not come real close to doing so because of bad planning this morning with intake, but I will attempt to keep it under. The week is off to a decent start and a fun morning was had, I plan on riding the bike a bit later today and I may do a bit more time for the next few days just to kick it up a bit. That concludes this latest edition of as the fat guy turns, I thank you for reading along and don't forget your glass of H2O!

As Ever


  1. My son and I go sledding as often as possible. I decided that I am entitled to have a blast no matter my size. I love the exhilaration of flying down hill with the potential of crashing into a tree. I also love the walk back up the hill. Ain't life great?

    (where are you , by the way?)

  2. What a cool post! Talk about progress! I love reading your messages and grabbed my H2O after reading. KEEP POSTING! I love your messages!

  3. That looks like fun! It also looks like a large hill to walk back up - good for you for doing so a dozen times! That's what it's all about, right? Having fun while being active.

  4. Glad you had a great time. I think that's what really makes losing weight worth while, doing things with our kids.

  5. Man that looks like so much fun!

    One of the things I want to do is go do the flying fox at an adventure park near where I live. I've always been too heavy but now I can!

  6. I'm so jealous! That looks like so much fun!
    I can totally understand what you're talking about when you say that you've turned down doing fun things in the past because you were afraid your size would somehow turn into something embarrassing happening. Just imagine how many times in the past I've refused to get onto a teeter-totter with ANYONE because I didn't want to be faced with the chance that the other person would be stuck, forever, up in the air on the opposite end of the teeter totter! Haha! Now, though, I think I would do it. :)

  7. isn't it great not to miss out on the fun, way to go on this NSV!!