Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Why be fat when you can live healthy?

Chugging along I am hitting on all cylinders with my nutrition and exercise, and its showing on the scale! of course I get on the scale almost daily and have done that for the last two and a half years, I'm liking what I see thus far for my "week 1" of the run at 275lbs. My calories for Tuesday came in right on the button at 1700 even while I drank a gallon each of straight H2O and home brewed green tea. The gym was fun too! I started off with 20 minutes on a stationary bike ending with average 99 RPM's followed that up with about 45 minutes of weight lifting and finished up my workout with a 15 minute go at a spin bike. We're rolling right along with this and I am hoping to see a good loss come Friday's weigh in, I think that if I can get off to a great start with the raw numbers that I am losing that it will just perpetuate my momentum and I believe they call that the snow ball effect my good people.

Wify is not happy about where the bikes are right now but she said and I quote "I am just glad to have them out of the bedroom" its all about compromise I suppose.

I got a few emails in the past couple of weeks asking me about my daily intake menus and why I don't post them as often as I use to in the beginning and the honest truth of it is that I use short hand these days to show me what I ate for any given day. I think that its a good thing to post some menus up so I have started writing them out again and will try my best to post as often as I can what the daily menu was, and with that here is yesterdays intake.

7:30 AM
2 cups corn pops 220
1 cup 1% milk 110

11:45 AM
1 banana 105
1 T peanut butter 95

1:00 PM
2 deli slims 200
1/2 oz American cheese 55
Miracle whip 60
2oz baked haddock 70
2oz deli turkey breast 60

3:00 PM
1 plum 30

6:15 PM
7oz roasted chicken breast 350
7oz baked potato 175
2 T light sour cream 40
1/2 T smart balance 25

8:00 PM
1 banana 105

I have been at the gym every day this week and the end of last and am really missing my bicycle rides! The last real ride that I was on was that 18 mile rail trail run that I did a little more than a week ago when I busted a pedal and its been raining since I got the new pedals installed on my bike. As I type there is a steady rain outside and I have two bikes sitting not more than 12 feet from me on the other side of the room and I really can't wait for this to stop so that I can go out and hit that trail again because I want to go a bit further this go around, that trail is like therapy for me. I rather enjoy the gym as well, there is something about being in a room full of equipment that is designed for health while people all shapes and sizes work out, every single one of them has issues with themselves, goals to reach and personal triumphs already reached, its almost like a collective mindset where each individual is getting something more out of being there than just the actual work out. My bike though is my me time, 15 mph down a dirt trail with the sound of the bike below me, staying alert is a must and the sounds of the woods around me as I get an awesome workout all at the same time, yeah I can't wait for the rain to stop.

The fella in the little plastic magic box says that the rain should stop some time tomorrow and Friday should be sunny and clear, this means that by Saturday the trail shouldn't be all mud any more so a ride should be had this weekend for sure. Eating well and balanced while maintaining an exercise regimen that will nurture a better lifestyle is how I get down these days and how I have been doing it for the past couple of years now, it has changed my life and it has changed the lives of those closest to me. Making the decision to get healthy was possibly the best decision that has ever been mad by me, of course there is a close race between that and marrying the woman that I did because she is a huge part of why I have been able to achieve what I have to this point in the game. As an over weight person you can have a healthy life if you choose it, You can live the life that you have dreamed of but only if you make the decision to do something about your situation right this minute, so what are you waiting for?

The success of each and every one of us is completely dependent on how much work we want to put into it.

That's all I got for today.

As Ever


  1. Awesome post! I'm looking forward to some bike rides this weekend too. I hope you have a great time and keep up the good work :)

  2. I personally think you should push your comfort zone, and do that spin class...but just my humble opinion.

  3. I like that you use everyday foods..healthy eating doesn't have to be complicated..

  4. Cool post!

    What's "smart balance" on your menu?

  5. Thanks for all of the comments guys!

    The spin class: yeah yeah I know that I should just do one already but...but...but.....

    Andrew, Smart balance is an olive oil based margarine/butter that I use in place of butter.

    As ever