Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"The difference between 'try' and 'triumph' is a little umph." - Marvin Phillips

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Day 29

I have built weighing myself into my morning routine, so if I skip a weigh-in, it fees like I'm forgetting something. I end up having a left-the-coffee-pot-on feeling all day.

Day 28 was celebrated with half of a large apple (I'll have the other half today) and half of a packet of coconut M&M's. I've been having the M&M's as my treat for the end of every week, because they are yummy, they are on for 39 cents at my local 7/11, they're coconut so they're special, and they are wheat-free.

I'm back down to the 167 lb-ish mark, and maybe my body needs to rest there a bit before the next weight drop. I could also be building a bit of muscle. I've been doing walking lunges and bicep curls when I have time at work, as well as my usual work tasks. Yesterday, I built a display of air conditioners by myself, each one had to be at least 50 lbs. 9 in total, and I had to climb a ladder to place the top 6. Man, did I ever feel capable.

Anyways, I gotta go. Good luck on you journeys.

Remember to have fun.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Wow, that's awesome.


Day 25

I've let myself be discouraged the last couple days, but I'm back. I never abandoned my diet, but I had a couple moments of, 'Why bother?'

Why? Because I am proud that I have started and stuck to a diet for so long. Because if I don't stick to it, I won't know if I would have seen results next month. I've already seen benefits, like my skin clearing up some, and my sleep patterns getting better. Maybe because it took a while for me to get where I am, and it might take me a while to get that extra weight gone.

Confession: this is the first time I've ever dieted. When I was younger, all it took was to quit drinking every day off, and quit eating junk food. Now, I haven't eaten junk food regularly for years, so cutting it out completely doesn't make much difference. Now, I'm drinking at least 2 litres of water every day, in addition to all the tea and coffee I drink.I work in a job that has me on my feet and moving for 8 hours a day, with occasional burst of weight lifting, like re-arranging a couple of pallets of cased pop by hand a couple of times a month. I'm slowly adding body weight exercises to my daily routine, and I've started reading a book called 'The Slow Burn Revolution'. Slowly, I'll learn every at-home exercise, then I'll start to build a curcuit, then I'll be flying.

Also, This month, I'll try to cut down on on my weigh-ins. I've been weighing myself every morning at the same time, under the same conditions, and getting nothing but frustrated. I started at 170lbs, bounced around as low as 165, then two days ago I was 170, again. I actually cried. There's no reason for me to feel that way when weight is not the best way to show results, so I've weighed myself today, and from here on out, I'm only weighing myself on Saturdays, aka every 7th day of this endeavor. This is all just a big experiment to find what works best for me to get myself to the best thealth that I can, physically and mentally.

Any body out there struggling with motivation? Sometimes, like this time, all it takes is pushing forward, but sometimes it takes a lot more. Have you ever had to take our heart in your hand and just attack?