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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Humbling Scale…

The scale put me in my place this morning. Let the truth be told. I weighed in at 195 which means over the past week I have picked up 9 pounds. Even if we decide to try and lie to ourselves or even the world, the scale will never do the same. It will tell us exactly what our minds are focusing on and be brutally honest with us. The scale told me this morning that even though you have come so far you still have a long way to go. You cannot rely solely on aggressive workouts to keep your weight down. You will need to completely change the way you think about food. There is no "reward" food, there is no "just for tonight" food. There is only the food you eat. You eat four meals a day and need to make sure that you stay focused on the health content of that food. If you choose to eat something unhealthy then there must be checks and balances that forces you to make up for that with the next meal (or meals) – NOT working it off the next morning. THAT can be a very slippery slope. So in closing I have learned a lot about myself. I have a lot of work to do with getting my eating habits in line with maintaining my weight goal of 185-190 pounds. ONWARD!

I have received my first award - thanks Patrick!
Ten things I like (in no particular order)
1. That feeling of my body hurting so good after a workout
2. Michigan Football Tailgating
3. Watching Sports (Most all of them)
4. Eating at a new Restaurant
5. Playing/spending time with my kids
6. Intimate time with my wife
7. Focusing on a goal and working hard to achieve it
8. Playing Basketball
9. Playing/Watching Poker
10. Vacations – resting on a beach with my eyes closed.

Pass on to one blogger (do not want to minimize the award)


  1. Yep, onward is all the need be said really. You achieved a milestone, took a bit of time to relax or enjoy it, not it onward you go to the next goal(s) you have laid out for yourself. That 9 pounds will be gone soon enough and then some I have no doubt.

    I have an award to honor you with on my blog today:

  2. How do rewards work? It is my first... I think.

  3. This is frustrating to say the least. But you were pushing yourself very very very hard. Maybe one of your major goals for now should be to try and maintain for a couple of months? I will be watching with great interest.

  4. darwinstable - starting monday I have blogged previously that I will be tracking my weight in the 185-190 window everyday (go back a couple posts with the charts). You are exactly right. Keeping on eye on what I weigh everyday is the goal for the next 90 days.

  5. Darn scale, I don't think I'm going to be to happy at weigh-in tonight myself. Some weeks though I know I deserved the scale going up but some weeks I'm just not sure why. Regardless, it is about finding that balance with food. I'm sure you'll be back in your range in no time, you're a tough cookie (oops shouldn't have used a food word lol).

  6. Misunderstood, thank you so very much! I'm honored to accept the award! :)