Made my weigh in!

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So after the holidays I stepped on the scale only to find I gained something like 14 lbs… I was 199lbs. Obviously I wasn’t happy, but I wasn’t demoralized. One thing that I have found that has kept me motivated is dietbet.com. I’m currently in the midst of trying to lose 10% of my body weight in 6 months. There is a monthly challenge as well, and I was determined to make it this month… obviously last month didn’t go over so well.

I’m amazed at what I just did, mostly because it took a lot of will power and it’s also given me a lot more confidence that this journey is going to be a successful one. I CAN screw up at times, it isn’t the end of the world. I’ve proven that I can get back on track pretty quick. I know what I did wrong… I ATE!

When I fell off the wagon, I didn’t track for the last month of December. When I don’t track, I eat a hell of a lot more than I should. So, for the time being, I’ll be tracking as much as I can even when I get to my goal weight. This month I’ve also started weight lifting… nothing major, but I’ve found it made a huge difference. The previous month I was mostly concentrating on diet, and doing cardio whenever I had the opportunity.

Again, just super happy. Especially since I pigged out during the super bowl… mostly out of sadness. I’ve been a die hard Broncos fan ever since I was a kid. Needless to say, I wasn’t too happy. lol. At least my team was the 2nd best team in the league this year. *sniff sniff* Go Broncos.

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I won’t try to explain it.

So life has thrown me a crazy curveball. My work didn’t make payroll this week which has added a eff load of stress into our lives. There is nobody telling me when or if we’re going to get paid… for the time being though, we’re told to work as if nothing is wrong.

So the work place moral is low… and the homelife is stressful now since we’re down to one paycheque all of a sudden.

To top it off, my SO and I ended Friday with a pretty big fight… for us anyway. Our fights aren’t epic by any means, mostly they’re just us being bigheaded and giving one another the silent treatment until we finally apologize for being jerks. lol

Once that happened, we endulged in nachos and cheese for supper. Yeah, pretty diet friendly eh? We were like, “The hell with it!”

That morning I weighed in at 189… I had lost 11 lbs since getting back on the “wagon” after the holidays. Pretty amazing considering… I was doing awesome.

So then last night I eat an entire big bag of ruffles with french onion dip. I then grabbed a non diet pop and chugged that down… it wasn’t one of my better moments.

Fast forward to this morning, I cringe and step on the scale. 187 lbs… I LOST 2 LBS?!?!

I am not going to try to explain it… but I’ll take it! lol

Needless to say I was pretty surprised… in all honesty I was expecting 195 since I felt so bloated. I even checked two more times and yeah, the digital scale wasn’t messing with me.

I dodged a bullet.

I’m going to try my best to eat well, and exercise. I’ll admit I’m pretty stressed out due to the no money thing, but it could be worse… I have my family, we’re all relatively  healthy… my wife and I are working on getting healthier. We have an amazing 2 year old son, we (at the moment) own a beautiful little house. Life is pretty good!

If the company that I work for ends up closing, I’ll have to switch gears and come up with a new career pretty damn quick, but if that’s the case… maybe it’s for the better. I have to tell myself that all these things are happening for a reason. I believe that my attitude as been the key to my weight loss success, so if I keep that same attitude in regards to this, everything will turn out.

 

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Determination!

So I have reasons I haven’t been blogging. Last month… I was eating and getting fat… this month, I’m working hard!

My job, my family and taking care of myself have been taking up most of my time so far. I’ve been waking up early in the morning to life weights then during the lunch break my wife and I go to the gym 3 times a week for cardio. I’ve been seeing some positive results. This morning I’m just under 195… a lot better than the 201 I saw earlier this month!

I’m really pushing myself hard. My muscles are sore everyday from the weights. I’m eating as best as I can, and I’ve been trying to drink enough water throughout the day. Before I felt I was kind of setting myself up for failure. I don’t think I was drinking nearly enough water and not lifting weights was probably a bad idea…

I’m not sure yet… but in my mind, psychologically speaking I feel that now that I’m lifting, and achieving the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) it’s just another sign of success… much like seeing the scale move. On days or weeks where the scale doesn’t move, I can look back and ask myself if I’ve been sore throughout that week… if the answer is yes then I know I’ve got nothing to worry about and to continue what I’m doing.

At the moment it’s still pretty early in the routine, I’m only a week and a half, but with each day I feel more and more motivated.

 

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December…

Oh how I loth you. Holiday parties, feasts, and other events to knock me off my routine. By the end of the month, you totally kicked my ass. I may have gained 12 lbs in that short time, but December… I have some news for you. YOU DIDN’T WIN!

You’ve made me stronger. When we meet again in 2014 you aren’t going to recognize me. I’m going to be in the best shape of my life. You can count on it!

I’m already down 4 lbs this month… you hear that December? I’m not afraid of you. You may have laughed at me this time around, but rest assured… I’ll be laughing by the end of 2014…

damn…

So… it’s been one hell of a week!

I fell off… and fell of hard. Last week I was just 2 lbs away from my goal weight for diet bet… today, I’m 8 lbs away… weigh in is today. DAMN!

I am not that angry really, I’m just glad I’m able to see where I went wrong, and today I’m getting back into my old routine. I ate a lot of awesome foods while I was off my game… the holidays suck for calorie counters!

I still have a few suppers and get togethers I’m going to have to deal with, but I think I’ll be okay. It just sucks because I was like superman for awhile.

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Amazing Message from a news broadcaster who was bullied…

I wanted to share this with my readers, although you are few,  I think you’ll find it interesting none the less.

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That sucks!

So I’ve been using a fitbit since August. I have never not used it. Yesterday at around 4 pm I lost it either in the snow or at the hair studio while my son was getting his first hair cut… I called and they haven’t seen it 😦

I’m hoping it’ll turn up within the next day or so… I feel kind of naked without it. The good news is that the company fitbit is pretty good with this kind of stuff. My wife lost hers awhile back and they sent her a new one for free! I’m hoping they do the same thing for me… seeing as how I’ve actually been using it.

Some good news… I had a dietbet weigh in today… I met my weight so again, I’ll be getting paid for losing weight! I’m at 190 lbs again… I have 13 days to lose 5 lbs for another dietbet… not too sure about that one, but I’ll try. I just can’t have another weekend like last week.

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Ouch!

So this weekend I would really like to redo. I fell off the wagon hard! So much so that I gained 5 lbs since Friday.

It was a combination of going out for beers, a birthday party for my son’s cousins, and a weaken state by both my wife and I where we dived into a order of honey garlic chicken wings… damn they were good… but in all honesty the regret I felt right afterwords wasn’t worth it.

The good out of all of it? I’m back on track. I’m not beating myself up, I’m simply doing what I did before my big Eff up. lol

 

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Run Kazi Run!!!

So yesterday I tackled the treadmill at the gym. You know, one of those big ass ones that I’d never be able to afford to have in my house? Yeah, that one.

One of my biggest frustrations this year has been that I didn’t run as much as I had in previous years… even in 2012 I ran a hell of a lot more with a newborn. Lincoln is a toddler now and for some odd reason I just didn’t run that much… instead I just gained weight. grrrr

20131127_122703From the moment I started the fancy smancy treadmill I was happy. It felt so much better than using my treadmill at home. I think it’s probably more of a head game because at home there is nothing but distractions. At the gym, I’m there for one reason and one reason only…

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting much, but was surprised at how good I felt running. I didn’t break any personal records by any means, but I did manage to run 5k in 31 minutes 30 seconds…. I’m not sure what my treadmill PR is for a 5k, but outside I’ve ran 5k in under 25 minutes… so going by that as a gauge, I have a fair bit to go before I’m back into my old running shape.

One of the best feelings was when I kicked the speed up to an all out breathless pace (for 30 seconds or so), I didn’t have any fat rolls swinging from side to side like I did earlier in the fall. Too much information? Maybe… but it’s true!

Today my wife and I went to the gym again. This time around I did an easy 2.5k in about 20 minutes… followed by some walking around the small little track that surrounds the gymnasium.

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Phase 2 of my diabolical plan!

homergymSo today my wife and I moved on to phase 2 of our diabolical plan to take over the world get healthy. We joined a gym!

I have my food intake pretty much figured out now… apart from the slip up every once in awhile I’m doing awesome. As of this morning, I’m 190 lbs which has me super motivated! Especially considering that since I met my wife, the lightest I’ve ever gotten while we were together has been 185 lbs… after that I slipped up and let myself go again. Not this time!

Our plan is to hit the gym during lunch hour 3 times a week… and take turns in the evening if one of us wants to go, the other stays home and entertains our little guy. I consider both good forms of exercise!

I’m really looking forward supporting my wife with her journey as well. She hasn’t lost as much as I have… apparently I’m kind of a freak when it comes to weight loss. 99% of the time I can resist temptations which translates well on the scale.

I’m really close to another landmark. I have like 1.4 lbs to lose to hit the 30 lb mark!

The other big thing I’m looking forward to is going home for Christmas… My family hasn’t seen me since I went on vacation…. 30 lbs ago 🙂 My mom is going to do everything she can to “fatten me up” so I’ll have to be strong!

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