Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lots to talk about today!

Well it was another quality week. I will just come out with it already and tell you I lost another 3.2 lbs this week. If you check out the side bare to the right you will find my current weight at 311.4 for a total loss of 88.6 pounds. I feel like I am back on track for the most part, but I must confess that I am not writing things down as much as I should. Part of me feels like it is wrong, but the other part says that this is something that I am going to have to come to grips with in the years to come. I am going to have to just know and start to listen to my body. That said, my points are still at 44 for the next several pounds so I figure once they stat tot fall off I am going to have to focus back in on writing everything down.

So if I am not tracking like I should why am I even going to Weight Watchers? It is for the accountability and the companionship I have with some of the people there. I understand the program and feel like I am looked to for advice from time to time. My meeting leader keeps me and other men involved, although this weeks topic was decidedly female oriented. That said we all had a good laugh because there were 4 men there this week!

On the exercise front I feel like this is really the difference maker for me and honestly I feel like it is probably the difference maker for most people if they are honest with themselves. I made it to the gym 3 times last week and road the bike a pretty fair amount. I actually road my bike to the meeting last night, then back to my parents to make them dinner and then home. A total of about 6.5 - 7 miles of hilly roads. I was pretty proud of myself and am feeling more and more the riding the bike as transportation in addition to exercise is going to happen, but maybe not to work until it cools down a bit.

Also on the exercise front, I went to the YMCA with my dad this morning. I do not care for their circuit training machines, maybe it is that I am used to the equipment at snap fitness. The real reason we were that was to swim. This is my dads preferred method of exercise and I have to admit is it a pretty good workout. I will say though that I was unable to keep my heart rate where I wanted it without breathing in a mouthful of water. So I resorted to the backstroke form most of our 45 minute swim. I still feel very good about the results. Once I am in better shape I think that swimming will be something I look to for a good workout.

My eating habits have improved considerably. Even though I posted about the trail and tribulations of the sweet and salty monster yesterday I can say that this past week has been much better. But I will need to make sure I start to limit the snacks as my points drop.

This has been a very good week and I look to repeat it and then repeat again and repeat again. I am going to go ahead and make my goal public. Since I hit 340 in April my goal has been to be at 299 by the opening of Mizzou Football season. Mizzou opens in St. Louis against Illinois on Aug 30th. My goal will be to weigh in the Tuesday prior to that below 300 lbs.

Thank you to all of you who have been commenting recently! You are such an inspiration!


HollyALP said...

I am amazed and so jealous of your progress. I'm going to take the advice of a professional and focus on getting some more exercise! Keep it up

Janessa said...

Here's an e-mail I received the other day that you might be interested in...

News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Mary Charles, City Communications Officer, (816) 513-1356

Bike contest is something to blog about

Challenge is open to those with or without a bicycle

The City of Kansas City, Mo., has partnered with five area bicycle retailers to sponsor the Choose 2 Bike Challenge. All Kansas City area residents at least 18 years old who apply online at are eligible for the contest. Four winners will be selected based on responses to short-answer questions.

Winners will receive a bike, helmet and lock and must be willing to blog about their experiences riding a bike in Kansas City during a three-month period.

"Whether you ride your bike daily or are interested in getting started riding a bike, this is a great opportunity to encourage others by sharing your stories about riding," said Deb Ridgway, the City's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. "The bicycle is a great way to avoid short car trips that pollute the most, and also is a good way to help make Kansas City, Mo., one of the greenest cities in the nation."

Deadline for entry is July 25. Winners will be announced July 28-30. For more information, contest rules and entry submission, visit

The City is partnering with Bike Source, Cycle City, Epic Bike and Sport, Family Bicycles and

Media inquiries about the contest and the City's bicycle and pedestrian initiatives should be directed to Deb Ridgway, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, (816) 513-2592.

Andrew is getting fit said...

Way to go!

new*me said...

wow, what a fabulous weigh-in! You must be so happy ;) I think your goal is very realistic and I bet you will make it with days to spare!

Kathy said...

Don't expect perfection...not even with the tools. Frankly, writing everything down is totally necessary for some and others do fine without it. Do what is right for you. Obviously you are doing something right!

Kathy said...

Big Tough Matt fell for a tear jerker video!!! Ah, the power of blogging!!! lol

Johnny said...

Kudos on all the recent weight loss - that's amazing! Keep up the great work!

spunkysuzi said...

Wow!! You are doing an amazing job at listening to your body and responding accordingly ;)