Sunday, November 21, 2010

# 19

I am losing my creativity on what to title posts as, so for now I will start numbering them and add a title when I can think of something to call it.
Well the Past week has went very well I have made it to the gym every day.
I will say that eating healthy can be a lot more expensive then foods of poor health quality.
Our house hold grocery bill has went up by over 25% which is a lot when you are a single income family of 4 on a budget. So far we have managed but Beans are on the menu more then I would like.
On the plus side I entered a couple of contests on Anytime Health so votes would be Awesome!
Click here to vote for the Best Club culture Photo
Click here to vote for Best Holiday Family Photo!
The extra money would be real nice especially with Christmas and all the extra bills that come with this time of year.
All in all I think things are going really good. I wish the wife would let me eat fish more often but hey you can not have every thing. Don't get me wrong we are having fish 3 times a week or more if I can.
I have been tracking my calories on Anytime Health and it really does make a big difference when you can see every thing that you have eaten for the day.
Keeping track of all the food you eat and how many calories really is a more helpful tool then I would have ever thought it to be. I would suggest that anyone wanting to lose any weight needs to keep a food log. I have linked both Anytime Health as well as calorie counter at the bottom of the page I suggest checking them out they have some great resources. 
Anyways that is enough for now please feel free to comment or ask any questions.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SIX WEEK check up

Went to the Dr. to day for a check up to see if I could stay off blood pressure meds and a basic checkup.
Good news my blood pressure dropped over 15 points on the higher # and 20 points on the lower #. The Dr. said I was low enough to stay off blood pressure meds and very improved for a short time. I also lost 15 pounds making it 35 pounds in 6 weeks. I was very happy with the results I would have liked to have seen a larger #'s but that is alright.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wooped by Dumb Bells

Ok I know free weights are harder I used to lift a little bit YEARS ago and I really liked using dumb bells they seemed to give a fuller work out. However starting week two at the gym may have been a bit like looking at a grand buffet. It really looked like a good idea to start with but in the end I did get my but handed to me. I even took a good 20% off the weight I was using on the machines and still felt as week as a school girl. Definitely not the feeling I was looking for. It really did not help when I tried to sit up on the bench and realized I was to fat to even do that, I had to role off the bench and git up off the floor. Just another blow to the old ego. How did I ever let myself get this fat I can not even sit up.
 Now do I go on with free weights or back to the machines for a bit more? Decisions decisions

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Week five over!

Week five was the start of the gym.
The first week at the gym went a lot better then I thought it would.
I went every day spending an average of an hour and sometimes even a bit more.

I have spent a lot more effort on tracking what I eat and calorie intake thanks a lot to the gym I go to also has a website with a ton of resources and great tools you can check the web side out at 
I usually do not like to link other pages but I really think they have some great tools that actually help when it comes to trying to live a healthy lifestyle.

Monday I go to the Dr. to see if my blood pressure has come down enough to avoid meds. The Dr gave me 4 weeks to get it down so we will see if diet, nutrition, and some exercise lowered my blood pressure.
I will also be abel to check my weight and get the numbers from the blood test he took 6 weeks back.
I have been waking up with a lot of energy almost bouncing out of bed and down the stairs, I have found this the best time to get some things done and head to the gym as soon as I can. It does not last all day though but I am not dead in the evening either.
Well more latter thanks for reading.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Support Groups????

So as I browse the web I see more and more talk about support group for weight loss. As in the are either highly recommended or even necessary.
The problems I have with this is I really do not like to lean on people or even open up. I like to think that I should be able to do this on my own. Plus I do not want to be embarrassed when I go to use a piece of equipment or go do something and I am to fat to fit or do it. It is bad enough by my self I do not want an audience for such things. For example at the gym I just started I have already found 5 machines or things I am too large to fit in to be able to use. I do not need anyone around to see that it is depressing enough as it is.
So is a support group really good and how do you go about finding one that can truly understand that you do not fit in this world and just need help and a push to change that.

Day two at the Gym

Well I was not as sore today as I thought I would be. However I was not as gun ho as I was yesterday. I did get a work out in but I do not think it was as productive as the day before. On the up side I did go!
I took a couple of snap shots with the phone to share/ show a some what starting point this is after I have already lost at least 20 pounds so I was a bit bigger 4 weeks ago. 

enjoy and thanks for tagging along.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Gym in town!!

A new Gym opened up in town and guess what? They say they will let fat people work out there. Which is a huge up side sense I am...... you know FAT. They also have a lot more equipment and have 24 hour access. The down side is it is $150 more a year ooouch that hurts the wallet.
So I got a membership and put in my first workout today. It went better then I thought but I will see if I say the same in the morning. Here is a a photo of me (taken with cell phone low quality) trying to get my workout on.

I can not believe how large I am I do not feel I am that big. I hope I feel good enough or at least devoted enough to go back tomorrow.