Monday, April 16, 2007

When the going gets tough...

I sit down and a box a strawberries with sugar! Yum Yum. Well, what I was worried about happened. As soon as the contest was over I lost a lot of focus and drive in the weight loss but have rediscovered it with reading the YOU! on a diet book. Finally a book that breaks down how your body processes food and your mind reacts to food in certain situations...say your stressed and you eat some chocolate. Your mind associates that food with 'medicating' that certain feeling. So the next time your stressed your mind says "Hey, lets get some Snickers or (whatever you ate that last time you were stressed). Anyways heres to a renewed sense of purpose in fighting the weight battle.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


30 POUNDS!!!

....that is all.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

To cheat or not to cheat...

that is the question.

January 22 starts the "Scale Back Alabama" contest. (well it isn't really a contest if there is only one team that is competing)

I have already made New Year's Resolutions not to eat certain foods this year and I don't plan on breaking that but what if I added sticking strictly to eating right everyday of the week?

When I started this online blog about weightloss my initial intention was to make this spiritual journey as well. Perhaps I was being too literal, actually looking for verses that deal with being physically fit and completely overlooking the spiritual applications that come from sticking to a diet.

What good does it do me to stick to a strict diet during the week and then on one specific day eat whatever I want? Why not just stick to the diet all the time?

Maybe this is a stretch but couldn't you say the same thing about this toward acting like a Christian on Sunday's and Wednesday's?

What about sexual purity? Instead of saying...Okay, I have really watched myself and guarded my thoughts and I think that I have my thoughts under control so I can go back to watching that TV show or movie or reading that magazine and not be affected. Why not just abstain from that all together? Doesn't Paul urge us not to have even a "hint" of sexual immorality in our lives?

I am convinced that sexual purity is the one battle that men will face their entire lives. It is the one battle that is impossible to conquer on our own. Without God's help we will never be free from the hold that it has on our lives.

So back to the original intent of this post...I will not deviate from a strict diet of:

1. NO fried foods. Including chips
2. NO sweets. Including syrup on pancakes.
3. NO pizza.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Back tracking...

but for a good reason.

Lane, Jason, Jeff Sellars, Stacy, and myself have entered the "Scale Back Alabama" weight-loss contest.

When, WHEN, we win this thing we each will receive $1,000. Oh Baby.

So here is the plan. Pack on the weight that I had lost and then lose it again but get paid for it.

I know, I know, I am a fraud for starting this and then backtracking at this point but to have 4 other people counting on you to kick your own butt for 8 weeks is plenty of motivation.

Just remeber that everytime I cheat or whimp out on working out or eating right I hope that it was worth $5,000.

So we all weigh in on Jan 22 at Hunstville Hospital and then each week for 8 weeks. The contest is based on overall weight loss percentage, so I will really have to work extremely hard to lose enough weight percentag wise as some people who weigh less than me.

So our team name is

*ta dah*

'Skinny 'n' Rich'

Kinda catchy!?

I just wish I knew how many teams were entering this thing?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I fell off...

not just the wagon. I fell off the wagon rolled on to the shoulder and down into the ditch these past few weeks. My weight has held steady mainly due to the fact that I have had a stomach bug the past few weeks. I mean I could have gone through the screen door and not got any on the porch, if you know what I mean.

But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. January 16th we will be done with all major rennovations on our house and be in the house full time. Which is kind of weird since for the first time since we moved to Huntsville/Madison I will not take the Madison Blvd. exit off of 565 to go home. Hmmm...

Anyways the treadmill will be setup in the spare bedroom and I will not have to go the gym and use/wait on the broke ones. I plan to get back into the swing of things full force when Monday hits. It has been a little nice not being so strick but I can tell I am starting to slip to the 'dark side' unless I get back on this wagon and soon. There is a renewed sense of purpose in reading about other weight loss attempts. Some statewide and some personal.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Year, New Goals.

Well my new resolutions should help me lose some weight, actually according to Sunny I should lose around 2,000 lbs or 1 ton (in laymans terms ... I'm FAT). Ha Ha Ha, just kidding. Seriously though these new ommissions from my palate should encourage the weight loss.

And on another note I have now lost 27 pounds and rang in the New Year at 258!!! Like I said, "Here's to the 250's." Now on to the next milestone of 35 pounds!!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Not bad for the Holiday's

Not much to post here. Been busy working on our new house.