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Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 87

Day 87 of the original Journey and Day 25 of my Fast food challenge. Getting the fast food out of the way first… I don’t miss it and don’t think about it. Five more days and then I will put another 30 day challenge in with my friend!!!
Day 87 means that in three days that will be 3 months. That’s a significant time period. I have already seen big changes in my life and have seen where I can improve. This has been a great thing for me to do and I would imagine that at the end of it I will be so much stronger than I have ever been in my life.
My weight… well my house scale puts me at 211 and that is before getting into the shower. My guess is that I would weigh about 214 if I were to go to the gym. It is time again to get serious about my workouts. I have some added motivation seeing how I planned a vacation with the wife in Mexico in early November. So I will come up with my start date to get serious and the wife and I will do it together.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 80

Day 80 of 365 (Drinking) and Day 18 of 30 (Fast Food Challenge). Still going strong with both. This past weekend has been a tough one for the family. We have chicken pox in the house and strep throat. Our kids have been sick much more recently than in years past. Hope the area we moved to is not contaminated or something like that. Lots of home time this weekend. I am home from work today because my wife has been taking days off for the sick kids and it is starting to get noticed at her workplace. So I am the home mom and it is weird but I like it when I get the chance to do it.
I finally bought a scale for the house and it is letting me know that I am floating between 205 and 210 over the past week. It is not that expensive of a scale but it feels to be accurate for me. That is where I believe I am at so it will help to keep me in line. Working out… Hmmm… that is a big question for me I want to start back up and stay with it so I will have to give it some thought on when and what kind of intensity I will have.
Off to e-mails and daddy daddy daddy stuff

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 75

Hello to all. I have not been working out so I have not posted much. Posting is what got me through my original journey so I think I am going to post M/W/F no matter if I work out or not.
This weekend the wife and I went to a restaurant and then to a movie... something terrible happened and I think I am O.K. though. The wife and I were sitting at the bar and she ordered an appletini and I ordered a redbull and cranberry juice (it's surprisingly good and uplifting for an short period of time). She finished her drink and had the cherry left. She said she could never tie the stem into a knot and I remember I did it once a long time ago. I said let me try and I put it in my mouth and tried to tie it... after a second I realized that it had been soaked in the drink for a while and the stem had drinks in it. I spit it out and grabbed a bunch of napkins and began spitting into the napkins. I probably looked crazy at the bar... I was sad thinking I had ruined my effort this year but after some though I figured that I could not taste any alcohol and kissing my wife after she drinks I can taste it anyway so I don't think there is any harm there. Kissing the wife after she drinks... I have to think about that one - but I don't think that counts either.
I posted a comment on my friends PATRICK (click on his name) blog and I wanted to add that comment to my blog. It really says what is on my mind right now...
For me weight gain goes mostly with my mood. The family, job, and wife situations influence my mood tremendously. I have not been able to understand it completely and I continue to struggle with it. I feel great when my weight is down. I have more energy when my weight is down. I am upbeat when my weight is down. So why don’t I control the one thing that I know can make my mood better and that is my weight. I cannot control what my family, job, or wife does so why not focus in on the things I can control. This is not a new concept and I continue to struggle with it. One day I hope to understand it and find a way to level out my moods no matter what the uncontrollables are doing…

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 68

I have not posted a blog in a little while because I have not made it out to the gym. Typically I will post a blog once I have gone to workout that morning. No need to worry that I am not keeping my goals for this year. Every day that goes by I am more and more comfortable with this 365 day journey. Actually I have added a 30 day challenge to stop all fast food and I am currently 6 days into that one and going strong.
One thing that I don’t like about myself is that if I get out of my routine even for a little bit it is difficult to get myself back on. I have not worked out in a few days because my work schedule got really hectic. I just did not have the energy to work 16-18 hour days and then get up after a short couple hours of sleep and work out. Now that the work schedule has calmed down I have not gotten myself back to my M/W/F routine and unfortunately that is typical for me. This is something I know about myself and needs work.
I have talked from time to time about an invention I am working on and something big happened a few days ago. I submitted my invention to the US patent office and now my design is protected. I am starting the next phase of my development work and it is exciting. A friend is helping with the CAD work so I can get a professional prototype made. It is a very exciting time for me. The family is as calm as it has ever been, the wife and I are at a GREAT place, and the step daughter is healthier mentally than she has ever been I think. Things are in a good place for me all around. If I could only get my eating in line it would be the icing on the cake for my life.