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Quick Update

Good Morning Everyone!

I am sorry it has been so long since I’ve posted on here I have been extremely busy! The baby should be here soon and my wife and I are excited but it takes a lot to prep a house and make sure it is ready; especially when you have 2 older ones that like to go behind you and mess it up again!

 

Anyhow I weighed in today and all of this extra work and stress has done absolutely no good for my weight loss program.  I am all the way up to 360lbs! I saw that on the scale this morning and was thought oh my goodness, I’ve been hitting to many snacks that are not healthy for me.

Spending money on items I don’t need is way to easy when I have a debit card in my pocket. I don’t have to think about how much money is actually leaving my hands.

I need to get back to work and get focused otherwise this weight will never come off.

Anyhow, there was a quick update.  I’m back to working on my projects now.

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Resolutions

Well it’s that time of the year again. It’s time for the dread resolutions! I am sure there are a million of these posts out there or soon to be out there. It happens the start of every new year. Gym memberships go up; membership at programs like weight watchers go up; after about 30 days they all drop again.

The questions I ask myself.

I have come to ask myself a lot of questions over the years. Why haven’t I been able to lose the weight? Am I any better than I was last year? What am I going to differently this year? How am I going to keep on track and not give up?

These are all very important questions to ask myself. How many years have I made resolutions that I haven’t kept or been able to keep for whatever reason?

When resolutions are made, people tend to resolve to do hard things that would be good for them, but how many of them have the follow through? What most people call resolutions I would call a dream. A dream is a thought of where we would want to be but don’t care enough to do the hard work that is required to get there; an unwillingness to give up the things we love; or possibly just to lazy to achieve.

I myself am guilty of being a dream and not a person of resolve. How many things have I made a resolution to do but just don’t do it? Way to many to ask.

This year I am going to do something different, and I challenge those of you who read my blog to think about it as well.

I have goals for the year, I want to lose 100 pounds, get into better shape, etc. The real question is how am I going to do these things? What is the action I have to take to make those dreams become a true resolution??

Well I have taken the time to at least start making a plan. I am certain there are a lot more pieces and things that must be figured out to truly be successful, but at least I have a starting point.

The plan and resolutions for 2013

My first resolution is to lose as much weight as I possibly can this year. Ideally it would be more than 100 pounds, but I would like to see 5lbs a month at minimum. To do this I am planning on finding/doing the following items.

  • I will work with my weight loss coach to come up with a plan that suits my life style.
  • I will find a weight loss support group here in my home town to keep me accountable.
  • I will find a friend that I trust enough to let them see my financial records. I know this sounds odd to some of you, but how easy is it to cheat on a nutrition plan if no one will ever no? If I put myself in a place of vulnerability and accountability I will be far more successful.
  • I will endeavor to make the changes in my life a habit, and not just a passing trend.
  • I will do my best to post weekly updates on my weight loss progress.

This post will be updated as I finalize the details of my other resolutions.

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Thursday morning weigh in

Well it is that time of the week again. Time to face the scale of doom and see what I weigh this week.

Week 3 Scale

I am dissapointed to not see the scale move this week even though I have lost almost 2 inches off of my body since I weighed in last week. I’m sure i’m losing fat and putting on muscle, but still it is a dissapointment.

I resolve to see that scale go down next week. It will be down, period. I don’t care if its just a pound, it will be down! I can and will make it go down.

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A battle with sugar

When I started this blog I told everyone that I would be honest with them about my struggles. It is a very difficult thing to do. Right now I am seriously struggling with the desire to eat a whole bunch of sweets. I’m not sure how to control it. It is like an overwhelming urge and I don’t know what to do.

I feel like this kid from Hey Arnold lately:

or maybe Augustuss Gloop

 

Candy and sweets are my addiction and they are slowly killing me.

Any advice on how to over come would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Weigh in – 12/6/2012

Good Morning,

I weighed myself yesterday morning:

9-29-2012 Weigh-In
9-29-2012 Weigh-In

That is last week’s photo.  This week I weighed exactly the same. The scale shows fat percentage but I don’t think it is accurate

weighin-2

 

So I would be much happier to see that number going down, but I’m happy it wasn’t up! Last week was a wreck, but I’ve resolved I am going to deal with the challenges life throws at me better this week.