Thursday, February 12, 2009

We have more people joining in!

This is awesome guys. I just love that so many of you are hopping on board.

We have X new people who have committed to being losers!

My main man SUPER DAVE! is in for 25.
MaryFran is making A New Start and is in for 20
and our most recent is
Kdog! Who is in for 30 on he Journey for Health

It's not to late. In fact, wait till the 4th of May if you want and lose a pound in a day and I will give a dime to Harvesters.

I am so proud of all of you!



I missed Paul from several posts ago and he was kind enough to shot me a comment and let me know. Soooo

Paul say Hey Weight a Sec! I am in for 15!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Breaking news and a pound for found update

Lets start with the pound for pound update. 

First off you guys rock!  Second, I need to get off my butt.

Here is the list of participants thus far
Stages of Change will be changing by 80 pounds!
Rosie is a  Diet Soda Diva and is in for 20! 
Star plans to lose 20!
Octavialuna has pledged 20!
Jen the Cooking Bookworm is in for 30
Andrew is Getting Fit and has pledged 15lbs (dude from where do you plan to lose 15?)
Mary is living a Merry Life and looking to lose 20
John is Rejecting Reality but is totally in for 20
MaggieApril is Tasting not Wasting her way to 9 lbs
KC is taking Small Steps to 15 lbs
Renee says it is Finally Time for a 30 lb loss!
Its TJ's Weigh or the Highway on the way to 15lbs
Fars is in for 10% of her 150 and Counting (that's 15 lbs for those of you who happen upon this prior to your morning caffeine)
Mickey will be Losing the Chubbadoo to the tune of 24 lbs

So as I break out my abacus that is 333 and then add my 30, that is a grand total of 363 pound that we are pledging thus far. 

For those of you just joining us check out the original pound for pound post for more details.  It is not to late to sign up!


I have wanted to tell you guys all about my stress and the reason for it, but I couldn't.  You see a few of the people I work with read this blog and I needed to keep this very quiet up until now.  I am leaving my current employer and heading of to work at a new company!  That's right all that hubbub over a new job.  Currently I am a sys admin, but now I am getting back into the Credit Union industry and will be back to Managing an IT Department.  Actually Manager of Technology and Online Services is the official title.  So there you have it.  All of my stress had been due to the fact that I knew the position was coming available and interviewing and waiting and just that whole process.  I am very excited to start with my new company and will be able to again focus my energy on my health.

Have I talked about being singularly focused?  If not, we will discuss that in the next day or two. 

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pound for Pound Challenge.

Pound For Pound Challenge - I took the pledge to lose weight and help feed those in need - JOIN ME!

OK this is the official announcement.

Please join me in the Biggest Loser Pound for Pound challenge.  Click the link above and sign up for the challenge.  Then come back here and sign up for my challenge.

What is my challenge you ask.  So glad you did.

Let me know how much weight in pounds you intend to lose by May 5th in the comments.  Then once May 5 rolls around let me know how you did.  I will donate 10cents for every pound lost by you guys to Harvesters

So sign up both places and give some people who do not have the means a little help.

As I mentioned before I am trying to lose 30 pounds by may 5th with a starting weight of 306.  Unfortunately I have already gone in the wrong direction.  So I will just have to work harder.

Other who have already signed up

Stages of Change is in for 80 pounds!
Rosie at Diet Soda Diva is in for 20!
An Anonymous person plans to lose 20! (shoot me an email and I will keep you Anonymous)  :-)
Octavialuna has pledged 20!

That is a total of 140 so far. 

Come on folks!  Make me pay!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Breaking News... Soon

Maybe I am setting myself up for failure but I just feel like I need to turn my focus to exercise right now.  So to that end I am making a commitment to get in some form of exercise or another everyday until I am able to break an upcoming news story.

I started off today with 45 minutes on the elliptical at the gym.  I am feeling good and confident that I will be able to complete my goal. 

Tomorrow I am going to recap the Pound for Pound Challenge and list out those of you who have made a commitment and ask for more. 

Tell tomorrow! 

Oh and I will see you at the gym!

Monday, February 2, 2009

It is my path and I will travel it

I guess this is some of what it is all about. Each person has their own path to follow and each person makes their own path. Right now my path is uphill and the ground under my feet is unstable. I am gaining. I am making poor choices in the evenings and on weekends. I know what is going on and I am working to correct it.

Elimination of some of the stress will happen within the next several weeks. Refocusing my energy towards eating right will begin sooner than that. And getting back to the gym will begin tomorrow. Tomorrow morning in fact. Which brings me to what happened to me this weekend.

All bright eyed and bushy tailed I went out Saturday for a run. HA HA. I have not run since Turkey Day. 500 yards in my breathing was labored and I was struggling. I slowed to a walk to regain composure and started to run again. 300 more yards or so and I realized what was happening. I was having an asthma attack. I slowed to a walk and controlled my breathing for the remainder of my time out. 1.58 miles total. I was hoping run, but the walk was good and I am sore.

So the lesson is, you lose so much of what you gained when you do not maintain. I did not mean for it to rhyme but... Maybe MizFit can use it sometime.

So tune in tomorrow to see if I made it to the gym first thing in the morning.