Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weigh in Day!!



To day was my official weigh in day. I weigh in every Saturday just after I get up.  Drum roll. I'm down to 241.8 with a BMI still in the 37's. Which is still in the obese range. I'm shooting for under 30 in the next month or so so I can be just "overweight".

I ended up with about 1500 calories for the day again. That seems to be what I'm falling into no matter what I eat. I haven't been planning out any particular menu. Staying accountable as the day goes on has helped me keep it before me and it's something I think about before I just put something in my mouth to eat. I do want to get where I plan out the days menu before I start so I can fine tune what I eat a little better.

After Breakfast with Shawn and Pat this morning Cindy and I went to the Gym. Today was  weights and upper body, along with my regular Cardio. I  also swam in the pool for about 20 minutes. So it was a pretty good workout day. My knee is being helped by all this excercise but my left leg is still shorter than the right so it is causing me the back pain still. I got a nice power nap in this afternoon. Cindy worked on the camper (sewing some more) when I was done with my beauty sleep I went out and helped her.
We grilled some Ny strip Steak on the Grill tonight. It was a little to done. I like it well done so I didn't mind. I think Cindy would have liked it a little less done. Also grilled some Peppers and a baked potato. Mmmmm good.
We went through my closets and drawers today taking out clothes that were to big for me. Sizes 3X. It was kind of neat trying on clothes that used to be to small but now they're wayyyy to big. We have quite alot to take to the Rescue Mission. Cindy has saved alot of clothes from my sized before I gained all the weight. We went thru them all so. I am now into 2X's but even some of them are loose on me. Heck this is turning into a weight loss blog. I guess that is better than talking politics huh? I have just about zero interest in Politics now. Both parties lie out of both sides of their mouths. Life's to short to worry about things I can't change.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My workouts have been going great!!

ardi_fossil_0526 Got this picture out of Time magazine.

Tonight was beat up Mark and Cindy night at Golds Gym in Liverpool, Ny. (I'm sure you saw it on the national news) Well if it wasn't there it should have been. I did a half hour of cardio before my time with the trainer then he worked me pretty hard for my half hour. Sweat was just pouring off me by time he was done with me. I guess that's what we're paying him for right? We told Gregg (the trainer) that this would be our last 6 week stint with him. We each get 1/2 hour a week for six weeks for $384.00 that's starting to add up. We think we have got a basic idea how and what to work on. Maybe we'll pick back up with him for a six week session in the winter as we get down near our goal weights.

I've got a new book I'm reading and Here's the website it's based on. I've just started reading the book and it is quite a change from conventional thinking. I'm going to have to take it slow as I tend to go all or nothing with things. It's an interesting blog. Check it out if you want to study up a little on how our body works and how to lose weight. Cindy is looking at my out of the side of her eye because she knows how I get anal sometimes. Speaking of anal. How are you doing Stan?

Monday, May 24, 2010



I had a pretty busy day today. I went to the gym at about 9:15 with plans to bike for 5 miles then work on the weights for a while before getting a shower and being at the Chiropractor's office by 11:00. Well a friend from a church I used to attend (Back when I did that) was there and we got to talking while I was still biking. One thing led to another and before I knew it I was on the bike for 41 minutes. I didn't have time to do a proper work out on the machines so I jumped in the Jacuzzi took a shower and made it to the Chiro with 10 min to spare.

Speaking of the Chiro. My left leg was quite a bit shorter than my right this time. Last time they were pretty much even. I could have told him with out him checking as my right hamstring has really felt tight. It must be compensating for the difference in length. I'm having all the pain in the right side of my hip now. I have to come up with an exercise that will stretch out my back on that side now.

I'm down to 246.4 as of my last weigh in on Saturday. I'm doing pretty good so far this week to. It's lower than that now but I'll wait to Saturday to officially weigh in.

I've been having some manic symptoms the last few weeks. Nothing that last very long but I can feel my self sort of losing it from time to time. I had a little bit of a Spiritual component last week to. I need to keep an eye on things and not let them go to far. Last time I went manic it cost us $107,000 for a new house. About the only project I'm working on money wise now is maybe getting a new 2 car garage. We got an estimate today. $19,500. That's kind of steep. I'll talk to a few banks and our credit union but I don't think we'll be able to do it. We don't really want to go into any more debt right now. The House is enough.


image I mowed the lawn again today. I just mowed it Friday but it needed it again already. It looks pretty good it took a lot out of me to do it. It's amazing how whipped I get even though most of what I do is on my riding mower. I can hardly walk after being on that thing for two hours.image This is what my Tractor really looks like. That seat isn't very comfortable after being on it for two hours. It hurts a lot but has to be done, so I just suck it up and use the heating pad when I'm done.

Cindy covered our adventures of being Grandpa and Gramma this weekend on her blog if you want to go over there and read it.Momma's site