Wednesday, August 26, 2009

244.4 lbs!!!

I didn't lose that much this week but I did lose and thats the important thing.

I did learn a couple things this week. 1) No more trail mix for me. I'm eating too much of it. I was eating less fruit and more trail mix. If you look on the back of the trail mix package it says its for 6 servings, meanwhile I can eat it all at once. So, thats too easy. 2) Drink more water. The other day I noticed my water consumption had decreased.

I have started eating egg whites in my salads or even just as omlettes. I really enjoy that and dont want to give that up. I dont think I'll have to. Its important to be aware of what I'm doing and how I'm feeling. I might be reaching a point where the instinct is to go for the "bad foods" just cuz they look so tasty. I may be compensating by eating the trail mix.

Got some new sponsors this week that I added along the way to last weeks blog. Its really great. And my friend, Kerry, has decided she wanted to drop a some weight and she is going to be looking for sponsorship for the CRF as well. Thanks Kerry!!!

Total weight loss to date - 22.4 lbs since July 1st 2009.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

245.2 lbs!!!!

I was on Long Island becoming a Godfather to my nephew Aidan and wasn't able to weigh myself on my scale until today! Yay! I lost more weight! Thats really good and it is extremely hard especially being home. My father, mother, brother all live in the same house and all eat terribly. My father had a couple stents put in when he was having trouble breathing a couple years ago. Turns out he was on the path to a heart attack. But he hasn't really changed his ways. We even voiced our concerns for his health on Father's Day where he said he would change his ways. He still says it but isn't doing it. How do make a 66 year old man change his ways after 66 years of being the same way? I don't know. But that is why I am changing my ways now.

My brother (who also has the same eye disease as me). Is ten years younger than me, two inches shorter and I think weighs the same as me if not more. I am concerned for him because of the scary statistic that says his generation will be the first to die before their parents.

I was watching Oprah yesterday (no jokes needed). She had obese teenagers. The older generations are not taking care of the children, I think, because of making money. Fast food, vending machines, advertising, trickory in advertising, etc. It's scary to think about a 20 year old needing open heart surgery or becoming diabetic.

I urge all you parents out there to be that example for your children. I hope if I ever have children to be a good example. I hope I'm not coming off preachy, I'm just really scared for these kids.

Even at the restaurants I went to I had to specially order my meals because everything was fried or filled with carbs or both. The trick for me is staying satisfied. If I'm hungry that pizza commercial looks better and better to me. And is more of a temptation. But when I have healthy food in my belly its not as bad. Not nearly.

For breakfast I had an egg white omlette with spinach and tomato with a side of rice and corn. On Oprah a guy said eating protein in the morning helps burn fat through the day. So I'm gonna try it. Egg whites in the morning.

I got a good salmon recipe I'm looking forward to trying from my girlfriends father and maybe I'll turn out to be a decent cook by the time I lose all my weight instead of a good guy to find the cheapest fast food deals. "What's that, McDonald's? 2 sausage breakfast sandwiches for just over $3? That sure is a good deal! Will you pay for my hospital bills too?? No? That doesn't seem fair."

Thanks for reading and sponsoring and donating.

New sponsor!
Jason Bartow - $2.50/lb!!
Kristine Wynn Berg - $1 /lb
Wikid Women total - $16.81 /lb
Billsbabes total - $17.70 /lb
The Camerons - $1/lb
Rebecca Caputo - $5 / lb
Sandra Silva - $2 / lb
Jenna Frye - $1 / lb

NEW TOTAL per pound...... drum roll please.....

$98.43 (previous total) + $14.08 = $112.51/lb!!! Sweet!!

Thanks everybody!! Keep it coming!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

249.8 lbs!!!

I didnt lose a whole lot since the last weigh in. I have to do better with portion control and eating late at night.

But my total weight loss to date is 17lbs!!!

New sponsors...

John and Laura McIntyre - $5/lb
Wiki'd Women - $16.48 / lb

$98.43 / lb TOTAL SO FAR!!!!

Thanks everyone for keeping me motivated!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

251.4 lbs!!! Total weight loss for JULY is 15.4 lbs!! Woohoo!!

Sticking with my new eating regimen is tough. Lots and lots of salads. I have easily eaten more salads in the last month than my whole life before that put together.

Deb and I had a good time at comic con. She wore a hat to keep the recogntion factor down but she still got recognized a bunch everyday. It was pretty overwhelming. I heard that they sold 125,000 tickets. Wow!! The True Blood panel was great. And I think my lady did especially well.

There was food I had to turn down everywhere. I'm devouring vegetables instead. I was offered cake. "No thank you. I'm trying to lose weight." It was a red velvet cake I think. It looked delicious. I get woozy just thinking about it.

I went to a mexican restaurant the other night. I ordered a salad and the waitress brought over a bowl of chips with salsa. "No thank you. Please take it away." I think I offended her.

Turning down alcohol, corn bread, pizza, you name it. But because of the sponsorships and the support and especially my lovely lady I feel pretty good about the weight I'm losing. Still not doing any exercise regimen. I want to take yoga. I pulled my back out right before comic con. Had to go to a chiro a bunch to get me back in line. (Its a problem Ive had for over a decade.)

Adding to my sponsors!!

Jerry and Bernadette McIntyre - $1/lb
The Gings - $5/lb
Suzie Switala - $1/lb
Kerry Lynn McHugh - .50/lb
BillsBabes total - $16.45/lb ($1.55 more)

$70.90 + $9.05 (new sponsors) = $79.95/lb!!!!!

WIKI'D WOMEN - $15.74/lb

UPDATED TOTAL as of Aug 5th is $94.14/lb!! Great!! So great my new goal is getting $150/lb!!
Total for the CRF thus far??? - $1,450.526

Thanks for all the help guys!!! Keep it up!! REMEMBER ITS DEDUCTIBLE!!! (sponsor here. say its for the weight loss)