Friday, October 15, 2010

Weigh in and a 5 pound apple pie...oh my!

Is it Friday already? that of course means that its time to post up the scales number for the week which is a little off this time around but it is what it is. I will get right to it and say that the display flashed me with a 330.0 this morning, I am happy with that number because it reflects a loss and that's where I am going with my motivation. What do you mean when you say "which is a little off this time around" man? how can it be off? that's talking like a fat person! Let me splain, Yesterday morning I weighed 328.6 pounds but weight lifting day fell on Thursday this week and instead of playing games and skipping it or doing it today I thought about what was more important a low number for the weigh in day? or making sure I trained the way that I need to and well the training won that battle. My back, shoulders and triceps are feeling somewhat fatigued as I type this and I am sure that I am retaining more fluid because of it, now don't read into that as some kind of excuse because its not, I knew that my weight would be higher than yesterday and honestly I thought that I would show no loss so I am very happy with the 330.0.

My 5.5 pound orchard fresh apple pie.

We have many choices to make throughout our days, all of us do, even the skinny people of the world and when we make good decisions most of the time things go our way. This week I got out there and did what needed to be done almost every day by either getting to the gym or taking a bike ride, for my efforts I am a pound lighter than last Friday. The weekend has some things in store for me that could end up being pretty fun and possibly motivational so I am actually looking forward to that and I will do my best to get to the gym at least one of those days, perhaps a Sunday bike ride down a path or trail.

Last night I did something that could threaten to derail me on some level, I made a five and a half pound apple pie from the apples that we picked at the orchard. I make this pie every year after our trip and I won't stop making it because I am eating better, my kids love it, wify loves it and it gets my daughter all kinds of excited when she helps me make it. I will have a slice, perhaps two but I will count it into my calories for whenever I have it and I do use splenda in place of sugar and smart balance in place of butter so it is a lighter version even if it isn't exactly light.

We have a one pound loss for the week and I am looking for a better number next week, I am down 4.4 total pounds since my run at 275 restarted and that's right on track so I ain't gonna sweat a smaller loss this week. Continuing down the road that will ultimately lead me to having the thinner body to go with the healthier me that I have worked so hard to get is what I will focus on daily until I get where I need to be. We can all achieve our goals as long as we keep on keepin' on and do what we must, the alternative is to not do anything and keep on wishing that things would be different, the thing about wishing is that if you shit into one hand and wish into the other the hand with the shit always seems to fill up first.

Do what you need to do and the rest will fall into place, this is how I choose to live my life.

As Ever


  1. To an outsider it sounds like you're doing very well and, let's face it, any loss is a good one.

  2. Some family traditions just shouldn't stop, no matter how bad they are for you. You are doing the responsible thing by making the Monster Pastry at least a little lighter. You are doing a hell of a job.

  3. A couple of slices of yummy pie (amazing looking pie, wow!) once in a way isn't the same as eating pie every to live life so you live well, and to give pleasure to your nearest & dearest! Well done on the loss, and go get it for next week's weigh-in! BTW great vid from yesterday, that was the kind of stream it might be fun to go poke around in for sticklebacks and other fascinating wildlife...

  4. Wow that's a beautiful pie! Please teach my husband lol ;)

    Great job man- I know you can get to 275- we all go through ups and downs. I gained 13.5 lbs back from my lowest weight and since I've been back on it I've lost 5 lbs of that back so far :) Despite the temporary gain I know I've never been healthier in my life and I'm sure you feel the same way :)

  5. Since you're doing it the healthy way, and making this whole thing a lifestyle change, of course you had to keep the pie. But you did it right, altering the recipe to be more healthy. Good for you! Vee at

  6. Congrats on the loss. And those Splenda pies are pretty good.