Thursday, March 10, 2011

Now you know too!!

I saw this on the news today. I just wanted to share it as soon as I could. The prez and I have something in common.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Questions asked and answered

1.) How did you get so damn good looking? 

Ok it wasn’t really asked but I wanted to see right off the bat if anyone is paying attention. Ha! Ha!

2.) How much weight have you lost?

  As of this post I’ve lost 100.8 lbs. That's since Feb 14th of 2010. I’m pretty happy about that. I have had 3 months now where I haven’t lost anything though. I know, I know. It’s taken some time for my body and my mind to catch up. I’m ready for phase 2 now. I want to lose the rest of my goal. I will be down to my goal weight of 180 by this time next year. That’s 33 lbs in a year I should be able to do that right?

3.)  How did someone like you get so lucky to marry someone like Cindy?

I ask myself that every day. She truly is an amazing person. She is compassionate,loving,determined,understanding,and just downright perfect. Anyone that knows her knows that their aren't enough good adjectives that really do her justice. On her weight loss journey she is still sitting at 64lbs lost. She kicks butt in the Gym with me. We’ve been going at least 5 sometimes 6 times a week for a year now.

4.) Have you gone back to work yet you lazy so and so?

Can you believe some one would call me a so and so? It’s looking like work isn't going to be on the horizon for me in the near future or if ever I guess. I’ve been off work now since Feb 07’ That just blows my mind. It was supposed to be a simple Arthroscopic surgery on the knee a couple weeks and back to the grind. Not so much!! I’m still collecting Workmen’s comp and I’m now on Full Social Security Disability. There not even going to review my case at the SS office for 5 years. The combo of my knee injury and my Bipolar incidents in the last 4 years has pretty much put me on the shelve. Some good news is that the meds I’m on, Wellbutrin all the time and on occasion (like now) Risperdal when I get a little manic. are working very well. I’m not getting to high or to low.

5.) How the heck did you lose all that weight anyway?

Well you see, there is this little red and blue pill that you can swallow one in the morning and one in the evening, and the weight just melts off you with out worrying at all about what you eat or having to do any exercising at all. It was just that easy.

 Really Mark it was that easy?

Yeah dream on. What happened is that Feb 14,2010 Cindy and I each got a membership at Gold’s gym in Liverpool, Ny. That was our valentine gift to each other last year. I’ve mentioned how often we go previously. I’ve done most of my work on the rowing machine and recumbent bike. Those are the two machines that I’ve worked the hardest on and are the least amount of stress on my left knee. I also do some lifting just to tone up the muscles, because they say muscles burn fat and you need a little meat on your bones.

  Cindy loves the Elliptical and the recumbent bike and works some on the machines also. Along with going to the gym that much we have been watching what and how much we eat. I stayed at about 1500 calories a day and used  It’s a really good site to keep track of things. I’ve backed off on using it lately but I think to really start losing again I’m going to have to start counting calories. What I’ve been doing now works to maintain your weight but not lose it.

I’m pretty sore after working out. I sit in the Jacuzzi for about 15 min after each work out and that helps quite a bit with the pain.pool2_1084391434 Behind the Jacuzzi is the pool I’ve been doing some walking and swimming in that as part of my workout too. Although I’m limited for sure in the things I can do. I work hard on the things I can do and the things I can’t do I don’t worry about it.

6.) barfbag

Mark what is that brown bag your carrying around with you?

This bag is for use every time I think of you Liberal weenies that voted for Nobama. How’s that hope and change thingy working out for you?  I couldn’t resist this one. I mean really he’s even worse than I thought he would be. Thank you unions, your the ones that got him elected.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What a nice Birthday.

Today was my birthday. I popped out 57 years ago. I don't feel a day over 14. That's where Cindy says I got stuck. Cindy broke our agreement and got me an MP3 player. At first I was a little put out. (Only because I thought we had gotten past the get presents for each other on the birthday stuff) I have to admit though that I really like it. But now I have to figure out what to get her for her birthday in a month.

Jeff and Amanda and Brandon and Preston came over for dinner tonight. They to got me something (An awesome Gym bag) It's really nice. I wouldn't have bought myself one that nice. Thanks again guys. Jeff showed me how to down load songs off of Cindy's CD's I have a pretty good Library going already. It will make the workouts better. Some of the songs are pretty motivating.

I'm down to 207 lbs. Who would have thunk it? I feel like I've slowed down quite a bit because I'm down to losing 1 lb a week instead of the 3 or 4 I was melting off. It has helped taking off all that weight (107lbs) I have 37 more to go. My back still bothers me from time to time if I'm on my feet to long because of my left leg being shorter now. Cindy told me that for every pound you lose your taking four pounds of pressure off your knees.

Thanks to those of you that  called and wished me a happy birthday. I think I might be getting the itch to blog again. (I don't know if that means I'm going into more of a manic stage again. I've been going back and forth between depressed and really feeling good the last couple of months. It hasn't been to high and not to low. The Wellbutrin must be keeping me in the middle. I'm not sure if I can do that everyday thing or not. I'll have to see. If not everyday at least 3 or 4 times a week maybe. I might just be whistling in the wind. If nothing else it will be a record for the kids and the grand kids for when I'm gone.

The only thing that would have made this a perfect day was that Josh, Adrianne and Mackenzie weren't here. We didn't really plan on it a being a party. Cindy sort of turned it into one a little by making me a cake and putting candles. At least she only whisper "Happy Birthday".    Later.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

FitDay Free Calorie Counter and Diet Journal: Foods Eaten

FitDay Free Calorie Counter and Diet Journal: Foods Eaten: "- Sent using Google Toolbar" I'm trying to get this to print on the page. I haven't figured out how to do it yet. If you click on the link you can see what I had to eat today. Today was a disaster. It was the most calories I've had in 5 months on one day. Oh well. I beat myself up at the gym then my trainer finished me off. I think I burnt as many calories as I consumed today. I'm down to 222 lbs as of this morning. 92 lbs lost so far since Feb 14.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Just poking in for a minute.

image My sister Donna emailed me telling me I hadn't posted in a while. I haven't felt much like posting really. I've been down a lot lately and don't want to get on here and whine. As you can see from my recent picture, my workouts are going pretty good still. I'm up to 89 lbs lost. I'm more than halfway there. This isn't bad since we just got back from camping for the 4th of July weekend. I continue to work out at the gym and count my calories. If anything I need to pick up the calorie count a little. Besides this everyday is pretty much the same as the last one.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A pretty good week over all

image How do you like my nails? These aren't my feet. I forgot what blog I got the Photo from, sorry.I actually really don't need any help with the scale I've continue' d to lose an average of 2 lbs a week the last month. I've only lost about 3 inches so I must be building some muscle up. I'm down to 236.8 as of Saturday. I am more than half way to my goal of 165. It seems like such a long way to go still but I have to remember we've only been at this since February 14th. 78 lbs in 4 months. At this pace I should be down to my goal weight by October.


Yesterday Cindy and I got to baby sit Brandon and Preston. A good time was had by all. It's fun being a Grandpa.Brandon has  really got a great disposition and is fun to watch.He's very smart he must have gotten his brains from Mom right?  Next Saturday Adrianne, Josh and Mackenzie are going to come out for a short visit. That will be fun as Mackenzie is really starting to crawl and move around and explore a lot.


image This was dinner tonight. (It tasted better than it looks) Peppers stuffed with rice, black beans and onions, with diced Tomato's. It was very good.  Momma even made a couple extra so I can warm them up for lunches this week.Two half's only came to 360 calories. It was more than enough for dinner as we had a big ole Spinach and lettuce salad with various veggies and a fruit salad for lunch. With my Skinny Cow Ice cream sandwich I'll top out at 1513 calories for the day. My breakfast this morning was a to die for Vegetable omlet with Feta cheese and Bacon that Cindy made. It was one of the best omlets I've had in a while. A lot cheaper to eat at home too.


We continue to go to the gym. I'm getting to where I don't feel guilty when we take a day off now. I really didn't feel like going today at all. (kind of a downward trend in my mood right now) Cindy and I did go though and I ended up doing 8 miles on the bike. Not bad for not wanting to go.

Well off to have my Skinny cow Ice cream sandwich. mmmmmmm