Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Run Forest Run!!

Still feeling yuck and still staying positive despite that fact, Monday showed me my first on the button 1850 calorie day on paper but it is more than that because of the honey that I am not counting towards my total as well as the evening shot of Brandy that’s going into my tea. Over all I am feeling ok other than the stuffy nose, sore throat and a cough and I am taking it easy until this is gone. I am feeling good about this weight loss thing and a couple nights ago my Brother in law was here, he had dinner with us and he looked at the photos that I have on the sidebar of this blog and said "wow you can really notice the difference when you look at the old pics, I didn't even realize how big of a difference there was" or something like that and I thought about just how different everything is now from then and it was cool to hear someone notice the difference.

The one thing that is getting to me and my wife said it last night to my son "I think Dad and your sister are having a bit of cabin fever" because we were talking about "summer activities" that we were going to do, and this week its been in the 40's and 50's here and the snow is finally melting away so the new place looks like a new place again! All I know is how it looks covered in snow! But this cold or whatever it is has kept me inside for the most part because I do not want to prolong it and am waiting for it to run its course so that I can start walking again. I actually feel guilty for not riding my stationary bike imagine that! Feeling guilty for not exercising! I love the fact that I feel guilty for not exercising because it means that somewhere inside me something clicked, it is what I should be doing and the way that I do things is completely different now from 13 months ago. I can remember not too long ago when talking to people, friends, family the question would come up "you lost xxx how much did you start out it?" and I would shy away from the question and just say something ambiguous like "a lot!" and no one would push and now in the last 2 weeks I have told at least 5 people that personally know me how much I weigh currently and its not something that I care about any more. When you weigh a quarter ton (holy shit a quarter ton?!?!) ya tend to be a little self conscious about that fact but lately I just don't care, and maybe its that sense of accomplishment that one feels when losing 181 pounds or maybe I have just come to a point where it is what it is and I just don't care any more who knows.

To summarize I would say that even though I am under the weather all is well and for the most part on track besides the exercise of course. I do want to run that 5k race by years end even though as I have mentioned before I am unsure if its something that is good for my body, because even at 300 pounds which is where I am shooting for by June and is when I want to start running instead of walking I will still in fact be heavy and would hate to damage a knee or my back by pushing too hard too soon. I read a lot of blogs and one that I have recently found that has really given me the bug is Andrewisgettingfit.com, Andrew comments here on my blog sometimes and I found his blog through his comments to me, check it out for yourself he has accomplished a lot, the photos of where he runs are always beautiful and I hope that one day I am able to pop some pictures of my own up as I am running around CT because we have some great scenery here too.

The end of another post has come and of course that means that you have earned another glass of H2O so get on up and grab it and I will drink the rest of the green tea in my glass. Thanks for following along and thanks for the support that gets left via your comments etc it helps more than you know.
As Ever


  1. Thanks for the shoutout. :)

    I love taking photos of where I run.

  2. I have to say I give you (and other bloggers) credit for posting your actual weight.

    I haven't done that yet, but people know me and read my blog have enough hints to do the math if they so choose.

    I may reveal the actual # sometime, we'll see!