Time to Get Real – Week of December 15

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Time to take an end of year break.

This has not gone the way I had hoped.  Way too much up and back.  Overall I have shown positive movement, just not the kind I need, not the kind I want.

At the same time I don’t want to spend the next couple weeks obsessing over my caloric intake and exercise.  I want to have a little fun.  My goal is to start the New Year at the same place I am right now (or better?).  The good news is that my eating has been better.  I enjoy my meals and snacks without making a pig of myself.  That’s a huge step in the right direction.

Not a bad place to take a break either.  I stayed steady.

See you next year.

My resolution remains :

I want to am going to be The Guy again.

The next milestone is getting back below 190.  I will get there and go on.

Official Weigh In Weight

195.2 pounds

Weight Change this week – -0.8pounds

Total Weight Loss To Date – 9.6 pounds

Goal Weight and Total to Lose – 175/30

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Time to Get Real – Week of December 8

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Some weeks you get a surprise.

I ate out way too often and I did very little exercise.

And the week went in a positive direction.  This time of year I’m just trying to not lose ground (like last week), so I’m happy.  And surprised.

Last week I had a massive charley horse that knocked me out of the gym, so I was positive this was going to go badly.

I said I would include my weekly stats.  I’m having a little trouble getting the graphics to work so here are some basic numbers.

From my Fitbit:

31,334 steps 54 floors 14.22 miles 15,669 calories

That is under my steps goal which is 70,000 steps per week.  There was one day when I couldn’t get to my computer for the Fitbit to log in but that still would be only about half of where I need to be.

From MyFitnessPal:

My daily goal, intended to help me lose a pound a week is 1920 calories.  I was basically at the goal three days, under two days and over two days.  I’ll keep working  on getting this info better.

 

My resolution remains :

I want to am going to be The Guy again.

The next milestone is getting back below 190.  I will get there and go on.

Official Weigh In Weight

195.2 pounds

Weight Change this week – -0.8pounds

Total Weight Loss To Date – 9.6 pounds

Goal Weight and Total to Lose – 175/30

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A New Beginning – December 4

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Six Months.

We have just passed the six month mark.

Seems like we’ve been here longer.  We have definitely fallen in love with Richmond and the surrounding area.

Great selection of food, entertainment, historical sites, places to get out and enjoy the great out of doors.

Fabulous people too.  This is a truly wonderful area.

The local wine industry still has a way to go to match New York.  On the other hand the weather here is much to my preference (it was 58 degrees yesterday).  No, I don’t miss the snow and cold.  Not even a little bit.  A bit of decorative snow around Christmas and I’m good.

It’s less than three hours to the ocean or the mountains or Washington DC.  Williamsburg, which is one our favorite places in the world, is just over an hour away.  We can be pretty much anywhere in the greater Richmond area in 30 minutes.  There’s a Jazz cafe Thursday evenings at the Virginia Fine Arts Museum.  There are festivals.  So many festivals.  Carytown.  Shockoe Bottom.  Church Hill.  The Fan.

And you know what’s really cool?

There’s still so much more to explore!

Let the next six months begin.

  • I am closing the hunt for rude Virginians.  I think they’re mythological.  No doubt everyone will be rude to me today.
  • NaNoWriMo update:I did not make the 50,000 word mark but I broke 30,000, which is no small thing.  Since I was continuing an existing project I ran into the problem that I have already written most of the story.  I don’t think there was another 20,000 left to write.  Now we begin piecing it together and filling whatever cracks are left.
  • I am actually going to play my guitar in public for the first time (I played a couple times at summer camp but I don’t count that.)  At the Christmas Pageant we will be singing “Silent Night”, which was originally played on guitar.  Kinda cool.  Couple more weeks to practice.  Need them!

It’s a new beginning.

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Time to Get Real – Week of December 1

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Do I really have to do this one?  I mean, seriously, it’s the week of Thanksgiving.  What can I expect?

I know that it’s possible to enjoy a holiday and still lose weight.  People do it.  I never have.  So it was hardly surprising that I gained weight.  I’d say it could have been worse but I am sick unto death of that phrase.

Here’s what we’re going to do to try and move past this hurdle.  I need to eat a lot more veggies and fruit.  They have all but disappeared from my diet.  I will be going to the half plate policy when I eat out.  I am going to exercise…I was going to say more but I’ve pretty much stopped.  So it’s actually, I am going to exercise AGAIN.

And here’s the other new wrinkle – I’m going to post the actual record of my eating and exercise on this blog.  The purpose of this series of posts is accountability.  Time to extend that accountability.  So starting next week you’ll be able to see what I’m actually doing.  Let’s see if that helps me stay on course.

My resolution remains :

I want to am going to be The Guy again.

The next milestone is getting back below 190.  I will get there and go on.

Official Weigh In Weight

196.0 pounds

Weight Change this week – +2.2 pounds

Total Weight Loss To Date – 8.8 pounds

Goal Weight and Total to Lose – 175/30

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A New Beginning – Thanksgiving Day 2014

Don’t know that I can say it any better than this, so have a wonderful Thanksgiving doing whatever makes you happy.

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Time to Get Real – Week of November 25

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Somehow I need to get this particular hurdle behind me.

This 193/4 hurdle is making me crazy because I can’t seem to put it permanently in the rearview mirror.

The worst problem is I know EXACTLY what I need to do.  My eating remains borderline, but especially when we go out.  I simply need to make the rule for eating out the “One Half Rule”.  I eat half of what is served.  Restaurant portions are ridiculously enormous.  Half for dinner and half to take home for lunch or dinner later.  That would solve a lot of problems.

But not all.

My exercise is awful.  I know I need to increase my activity level.  When I was “the guy” I was exercising regularly and with a purpose.  The underlying problem is that I hate working out.  I don’t want to be a gym rat.  On the other hand I must find a way to keep that activity level up.  You wouldn’t think that thrity minutes five days a week would be that hard.

I’ve put in two workouts so far this week.  Three more to go, minimum.

The weigh in could have been worse.  I just hoped it would have been better.

My resolution remains :

I want to am going to be The Guy again.

The next milestone is getting back below 190.  I will get there and go on.

Official Weigh In Weight

193.8 pounds

Weight Change this week – +1.2 pounds

Total Weight Loss To Date – 11.0 pounds

Goal Weight and Total to Lose – 175/30

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Time to Get Real – Week of November 18

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Deep breath.

We’re into an area we haven’t been in months.  And that’s very, very good news.

Exercise was a little better but I hardly became a gym rat.  The big difference is that moved some light weight work into the routine.  I can honestly say that I feel the difference even with only a couple days of light work.

Food was very good.  Had breakfast and lunch completely under control which allowed me to enjoy dinner.

And the results were good.  What I can’t forget is that the last time I was here (and even a little lower) I didn’t maintain.  The next milestone is in sight.

My resolution remains :

I want to am going to be The Guy again.

The next milestone is getting back below 190.  I will get there and go on.

Official Weigh In Weight

192.6 pounds

Weight Change this week – -1.4 pounds

Total Weight Loss To Date – 12.2 pounds

Goal Weight and Total to Lose – 175/30

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