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Not Perfect. But Look at those Results!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The scale has been kind to me since I re-started Sparkpeople. It says now that I'm 21 lbs down from my mid-January weight. So... Yay for me. I also passed the 250 lb milestone (hopefully to never return). So I guess there's a lot of zeros in my plan at this point.

Now, I'm focusing on the positive but I can't ignore the places I need work. I still have an immense need to snack every day, after work. I haven't been able to conquer it every day but have at least improved the quality of those snacks at least half the time. I also can't help eating a bit too much at meal time. I serve myself a reasonable portion and then end up getting seconds or "helping" my wife finish hers. Or when I'm cooking, I take advantage of my right to taste everything. At least I know I'm not fooling myself.

Last, I am exercising more. It's still mostly easy, low impact stuff. I'm wrestling with Phil, the evil elliptical machine most days. He still has a potty mouth and is very rude but if I work in the morning, it shuts him up for at least a few hours. The doctor says I should try one of the interval workouts like 'Insanity' or something similar. I'm still a little leery of trying something that names itself 'insanity'. It's not like they don't warn you. Right?

I'll cut this ramble to a close with a joke I shared with my wife the other day...

ME - Look, I'm using the second to last hole on my belt.
HER - It kinda sounds like someone's bragging.
ME - Sorry. I didn't think I was being ambiguous.

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  • COOKIEMAKER-01
    You are on the right track. I've been fighting with the bike for a while and couldn't get any faster. Then I peddled as fast as I could for one minute then slowed down for 3 to 5 minutes. Kept doing this for 20 minutes. By then my recovery speed was a little higher and my fast speed was getting faster.

    I'm with you on the insanity workouts. I think I would have to be insane to try it.
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    That was cute.. I think the one on my blog the Adventure is better.. go and look it is at the bottom of the page.. I think you are moving forward and don't like the spoon cause it will lick back.. with calories.. Keep the water going and make sure you know that we are here.. Come on lets get to going.. In His Love and Grace Just Me emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • WILLIAMWONTELL
    Tell Phil he better be nice. New models ou every week
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  • LKBRIDGE
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    Oh my gosh you are doing so good!
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    Love your sense of humor.....some days are just easier than others aren't they? But, it sounds as if your getting a "mental" handle on where you still need to put a bit more work and thought. I'm happy to hear your doing better with the quality of food your snacking on. That's a good thing!

    Try drinking more water when those snack monsters emerge.....take a 5 minute spin with Phil and let him whine about it....sometimes doing something "healthy and good for you" can out yell the "hey, just give me the sleeve of Oreo's"!

    Stop by the Team page often...there is always someone around to lend a shoulder, cheer you on or listen. We're there to support you!

    ~Mel
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  • PATTIBGOOD
    Hey there...that weight loss is no small potatoes...you are obviously doing something right!!!

    And it really sounds like you have a grip on your triggers! This is awesome because it will keep you honest!

    Phil The Evil Elliptical Machine has a girlfriend and she is staying at my house...her name is Jillian the Snarky Stair Stepper! Named of course after Jillian Michaels whose butt I would like to kick everyday.

    Let me know if Phil gets lonely...I'd be glad to ship her to him!!! emoticon

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