Sunday, August 3, 2008

Looking for answers

In this struggle of weight loss I was doing some research to , quite honestly, confirm what I already new. THIS IS HARD...... I have at least 30 years, if not a full 40 of eating habits to change. Ok so probably more like 20 but still a lifetime of weight challenges. The one thing that keeps coming up is something I already know. Eat less, move more. I have the eat less part going pretty good but the move more is what is keeping from long term success. Now I just need to figure out how I make this change in my life. I have written about this several times already in the past 100 posts but still do not have a personal answer. So What is your solution? I include this page I found on line that I thought made a pretty good amount of sense.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Another Gain.

So I gained again...... what else is new

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Banning Food Chocies?

I have to admit that my first reaction to the story the L.A. was banning fast food in poor neighborhoods was one of head shaking anger. OK anger may be a strong word but I did think "who are they to ban fast food?" We should be able to take care of ourselves, right?

Maybe Not?

I look at myself and my eating habits and see that I had plenty of healthy choices around. I just chose not to use them. I am not sure if it was convenience, taste or some other excuse I obviously chose to eat many of the wrong things and too much of them. After reading the article and found out that the ban was only for one year so that the community could try and attract healthier alternatives I thought that it may not be a bad idea. If someone, a long time ago, would have said hey try this for a 1 month or 1 year and see how it goes who knows were I would be today. Now I have a creature of habit and that habit is hard to break. My brain is wired for those types of foods, almost like an addict. I see that I am breaking the cycle and hope that I can keep it from beginning in my children. Do not get me wrong. I feel like we allow the government to get way to involved in our lives and are way too quick to give up some freedoms but I have to say that one year could make a difference. If it makes a difference for one person it is worth it in my book.

Monday, July 28, 2008

plan the work, work the plan

I had the majority of menu planned today (left dinner open so we could be flexible) and that seemed to work for me. I have the food listed and just check off the food. Well balanced. Plenty of veggies, not a lot of processed food. I am really looking forward to next week when all of the exercise excuses are gone. My new office is across the street from the YMCA that we belong to. So no excuses there....... Funny thing is the new office is 100 yards away from weight watchers ....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back in the Saddle!

Well, I got to the weigh in on Saturday after two weeks of not being there due to the health issues etc and I considered it to be new starting point. My goal was to not have gained more than five pounds and I only gained 2.4 lbs. I feel pretty good about that..... So I am back in the saddle and have pre-planned the first tow days of meals so I know exactly what I am going to be eating. I am actually excited about the program again and looking forward to moving forward.

Monday, July 21, 2008

11 Days

It has been a while since my last post and there has not been a weigh in since. I have debated on if I wanted to post about this topic but when I set out to do this my commitment was to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about my journey, good or bad. Well the last 8 to 9 days have been pretty bad.

Being over weight has many challenges. As I have gotten older my body shape has changed and I carry a lot of weight in the gut. This allows for my belly to hang over my waist line just a bit. This finally caused an issue last week when I got a scratch or sore of some kind that got infected and I had a huge abscess right under stomach in hip area. After prodding from wife and some consultation with my brother( he is a Doctor) I went to the emergency room and had it looked at. I knew they were going to say it needed to be lanced. However, I did not know how bad the infection was and how damn painful lancing an abscess could be. OMG it was the most miserable pain I have ever felt and to this point they were only numbing the area to actually lance the abscess. After a half hour of pressing and draining ( with pieces of infected tissue the size of my little finger coming out) I could not take any more and the doctor stopped. ( with much begging from me). They backed the open wound with sterile material and told me to see my doctor 48 hours later. Needless to say that did not go as well as expected either and the doctor debated on if he should send me to surgeon or not. The good news is that he did not and as of today I am feeling much better and the infection seems to be gone (heavy duty anti-biotics for the next 4 or 5 days )

The reason I am writing about this is that it was kind of a wake up call in a sense. There can be numerous health problems from being over weight but this is one I never imagined. It almost made me feel unclean. Granted, people get abscess's all the time but the severity of this one was due to the location and fold of fat that allowed it to fester. This could have been very serious. The doctor said if I would not have had it treated I was about 24 hours away from a hospital stay to get the infection under control. Talk about motivation..... So, I am back on plan. Spent tonight in the backyard playing with my daughter instead of on the couch or the bed and looking forward to a good week and weigh in on Saturday.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I just do not get it.

Here I am 3 days since my last post and fast approaching another weigh in where I know I have not done well. Do not get me wrong, I am not going on a binge or eating crazy stuff I am just not following plan like I know I should. I am not writing down my food, etc. I can not figure out for life of me why I can not seem to follow through on something I believe to be so important to me?????? I am really searching for some answers here???????