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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Last One

I'm tired of this. Not the journey but this expectation I have for myself regarding this blog. I don't have desire to maintain it or update regularly so this is my last post. Maybe I'll be back, maybe not. Either way I'll be on Facebook. I might leave this open for when I need to vent but don't expect anything earth shattering.

I wish I was a better person.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Update and AFC

It's Sunday, the weekly weigh-in day but the number on the scale wasn't a big surprise, I've found myself weighing every day here lately, I just want this SO bad, it's like I can make the numbers move by looking at them.  I guess subconsciously I was planning my day based on the number:  If it was up or stayed the same then I worked out longer, once it went down I slacked off.  I am my own worst enemy and punished myself today.  Yesterday I did more exercise than I have in years, walked further than I ever remember doing in one jaunt but the scale didn't move more than it already had.  In my mind I stupidly let one day ruin my weekend.  I still lost for the week but it could have been more positive in my head.

So I figured if the scale didn't move after working out like crazy then I could do the opposite and eat ALL the food and it won't change either.  I know, my logic is flawed.  I said I was fat, not smart.

So while I'm posting a pic of my weight loss, I feel like it's been a bad week; I let today get out of hand and had 2x my calorie goal, not to mention being so depressed I made myself sick to the point where I couldn't leave the house.  I really need to get my mind right or this is going to be a tough battle.

Oh and I skipped a day in my Alphabet Food Challenge (AFC) so today I'm on D.  I had some dried dates for the first time and LOVED THEM.  Very sweet, a little chewy, totally satisfying.  I need to practice moderation though, probably had twice as many as I should have.


Friday, August 10, 2012

C is for Cheese

Yesterday's banana was epic and just right in the ripe factor.  If you are one of those people who only eat bananas when they are bright yellow you're missing out!  Yes it's a little squishy but the sweetness and taste cannot be beat!  Try it, you'll love a banana with some brown on it.

Today I'm having a some string cheese.  I really enjoy cheese and cannot imagine giving it up.  String cheese is epic because you can separate the cheese into well, strings.  That makes it go so much further and it's fun too!

B is for Banana (yesterday)

So on my first Alphabet Food Challenge (AFC) Day I had an apple but I figured that's boring, just to eat an apple.  Everyone eats apples right?

Well, actually apples are different to me.  To me, apples represent adulthood and choices.  I know, not what you expected right? Let me explain.

When I was growing up we had apples in our house; not everyday and as part of a regular diet but they were around.  I also got one every year at Christmas in my stocking (I know right, how sad is that getting fruit was rare enough it became a Christmas present).  Anyway, we had red apples, the ones everyone knows: Red Delicious.  And they were. Red. And Delicious that is. And to my chagrin, I found out a few years ago that apples come in more than one color.

That's right, I didn't know or realize there were green apples, pink apples, yellow apples, golden apples, and more.  And I've tried them all now and think I've picked a favorite.  The Yellow Delicious apples and the Granny Smith are 1st and 2nd in my choice list now, respectively.  I love learning new things and knowing that I can change the patterns and habit I grew up with.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A is for Apple

Today starts my new Challenge Series. I am going to pick different things to do to stay motivated. The first one is "The Alphabet Challenge". For the next 26 days I will eat a food per day to match the alphabet. This could get interesting!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Level Up Ideas!

Level Up Ideas to Improve my Life

So I'm totally stealing this from Steve over @NerdFitness.  He decided to stop living his life thru video games and MAKE his life like one.  You can read about it here http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/epic-quest/

I want to do the same and come up with some EPIC ideas of things I can do to make my life better.  Now Steve is a travel junkie while I'm a homebody so I won't be putting Peru on my list but I totally think I can come up with lots of ideas. And I'm taking suggestions too!

I'll be sorting these out later into categories but this is my random thoughts right now:

  • Wrestle an 6 foot or larger alligator
  • Drive a single cab pickup comfortably
  • Only require one seat on an airplane
  • Teach a dog how to ride a skateboard
  • Play football on an organized team
  • Lose 100 pounds
  • Lose 200 pounds
  • Lose 300 pounds
  • Lose 400 pounds
  • Find someone to play 3D chess with
  • Swim with sharks
  • Go skydiving
  • Live on a deserted island, Survivor Man style
  • Walk a 5k
  • Jog a 5K
  • Run a 5K
  • Own a bike
  • Become a chef
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset over the ocean on the same day
  • Ride a horse
  • Own a motorcycle
  • Ride a jetski in the ocean
  • Squat 670 pounds 1 time
  • Bench press 335 pounds 2 times
  • Do a real push-up, not a girl one
  • Buy clothes off the rack at Walmart
  • Watch the Dallas Cowboys play in person
  • Volunteer somewhere
  • Have Lasik surgery
  • Get a new tattoo for losing 100 pounds (x4)
  • Join a chess club
  • Be a guest blogger on a for profit website

OK, I'm sleepy so that's I can think of.  Give me more ideas, especially if you'd ever heard me say "I wish"!  Thanks Everyone!