Wednesday Aug 13, 2008

Exercise = Ctrl + Alt + Del

As I am struggling to recover from the most excellent sale kick off on the banks of the Potomac, I must say that my cardio session this evening effectively reset my mind. Thinks become so clear when you are sweating profusely. Like why did they serve beef, fish and mashed potatoes as a balanced meal. Hey, I loved it. But I am paying the price now. I have seen double cardio days every day this week.

You also see things very clearly. The fog that is clouding your mind suddenly parts and things make sense. Especially when you take off your glasses and look through some one else's eyewear. What's that saying "Wake up and smell the coffee". So thanks for the clarity and may the scale inch downward tomorrow morning.

Monday Jul 28, 2008

Phase II Update 4 (289)

I loving the scale this morning. It is my freind. Down to 289. Wow it feels so good to be able to say 289. It is less than the big 300. Heck even the big 350 I was once at. All smiles. Still have a long way to go. But I must keep my focus. This weekends efforts seemed to have paid off. When the weekend gets here I occasionally lose my way but focus was maintained.

Now I need to be stable this week. We have a sales kick off next week. These events are great. Get to see old friends and see the course we will be blazing next week. On the flip side they tend to be terrible events that are unintentionally designed to promote weight gain. So I am going to have to be extra careful. My goal is to maintain that week. If I lose weight it will be a miracle.

Lifetime (61), Prior (30), Phase 1 (23), Phase II (8)

Tuesday Jul 22, 2008

Phase II Update 3 (293)

Not much of an update but after one week of unpredictability I have managed to stay at the same level. I spent the entire week on the road without any real great food choices. Got most of my workouts in. So I am happy to stay at the same level. Here is to a great week.

Saturday Jul 12, 2008

Phase II Update 2 (293)

Despite the drama this week in the work environment I have managed to stay focused to meet my goal. Well it may because of the drama I exceeded my goal. A little worrying to offset the cardio. Managed my food intake really well this week. I am now down to 293. Beat the week goal by 1 lb. Yeah ! So may next week be positive for all.

Lifetime (57), Phase 1 (23), Phase II (4)

Wednesday Jul 09, 2008

Phase II Update 1 (295)

Well July seems to starting off slowly buy surely. My trainer had a surprise for me this morning. The dreaded pop quiz, which in my case means weigh in. So yes I know I have been losing weight but the scale scares the crap out of me each time I get on the thing. Add in, at least my experience has been, that no two scales are calibrated the same. In this case the gym scale has always been heavier. If I was into conspiracy theories I would think they adjust the scale to be heavier.

Well the scale came right on the 295 mark. Yes. Less then the big 300. A ways to go but working. Had a great cardio and trainer session today. Got outside yesterday for some walking. Actually cooking healthy and eating almost balanced meals.

Lifetime (55), Phase 1 (23), Phase II (2)

Tuesday Jul 01, 2008

Final update month 6 (297)

Well I am at the end of the six month weight loss plan. Getting ready to start the next 6 month plan. The first few months were rocky at best. But I got my stuff together in May. Down to 297. So I made my June goal by 3 pounds. Reflecting back to 2007 I was up near or better of 350. So I over the past year and a half I made some progress. More off than on. But have made some progress.

So I now embark on Phase 2 of an unlimited number of phases to progress even farther. So by July I would like to be at 290 or even 285. I have zero travel scheduled either for work or pleasure. So there are few hurdles in front of me.

Lifetime (53), Phase 1 (23)

Monday Jun 16, 2008

6 month update 12 (299)

Well I made my goal of 300 for the month of June a few weeks early. Actually beat it by one pound(299). I will take it. Last week I had to buy new clothes on a business trip when the airline "delayed" my bags. I fit into a size smaller. Yeah. So the hard work is paying off. I have been doing extra cardio over the weekends or whenever I can fit it in. Watching what I eat very carefully. Small meals 4 times a day.

Lifetime:51 Restart:21

Friday Jun 13, 2008

6 month update 11 (301)

Well I am now at 301. One pound within striking distance of my goal of 300 for the month of June. No travel is scheduled. No office meetings where I feel compelled to participate in the food events. Here is to cardio weekend.

Sunday Jun 08, 2008

6 month update 10 (302)

Well this past week was pretty good. Down to 302. Working my butt off. Watching what I eat. Feel pretty good. Now I just need to survive this weeks travel. Luckily it is only a day trip. So I think I will be able to make some good food selections.

Monday Jun 02, 2008

6 month update 9 (306)

Well this is month six. Truth be told I fell off the plan. After JavaOne the scales tipped to 320. Not one of my prouder moments but now I am back down to 306. I worked my butt off the last part of May. Now June is here and I am on my way to the June goal of 300. So if I can keep my pace I will do well. So thanks to those who reminded me of my blog and goals. Here is to June !

Friday Feb 01, 2008

6 month update 4 (307.9)

Well here is my last blog before going on holiday. More on that later. Well I have made it to 307.9. Yes that ".1" counts :) I have been pretty consistent with the cardio and weights this week. But more consistent with the food intake. Eating healthier but less at one time.

My big challenge will be next week. On holiday. On a cruise ship. What made me choose that plan ? Well if I can survive a week at sea and tons of food then I can survive this challenge on land.

Here's to not coming back at my starting point :(

Sunday Jan 27, 2008

6 month update 3 (310)

Well I made it. My January goal that is. I made the 310 mark today. Watching the portions. Cranked the cardio up to 45 minutes. Funny that was the easy part. I find it to be mind clearing. So now I start on the February goal of 300. A good conservative 2 lbs a week. Wish me luck.

Thursday Jan 24, 2008

Who's in the drivers seat (don't go there)

Wow that is going to be one misleading title. But as my mentor and trainer basically put it to me today. Who is in the driver seat. I am. Which why I have been making good progress this week. I am not at the point for autopilot yet. That will take time and some serious bad habit changing. I think you never really go on autopilot unless it has corrective action built in. Hmmm. Maybe Leroy v45 will come with that feature. So down 2 lbs this week. Got my cardio to still do today.

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