Monday, June 13, 2011

Accomplishments on both hikes



Last year I decided that I wanted to go on a hike with my weight watchers group. We went to a trail that wasn't extremely difficult called the wind cave trail, at usery park path. The thought of going on this hike both excited me and scared me at the same time. I couldn't wait to test my body after the 7 months on weight watchers, and I didn't know how I would feel if I couldn't make it all the way to the top. Having my wife, and new friends with me helped me to just relax and accept my abilities and strengths that I had then. I however did not make it all the way to the top, but where I stopped my friends and I named it "Victory Rock". I knew that this was indeed a victory for me because I did everything to get to that spot. I did not feel bad that I didn't get all the way to the top, I rejoyced in my ability to get to this "Victory Rock", and Sudenly it became my rock. Here are some of the pics from that excution. Unfortunately my camera died before I got to "Victory Rock", so I don't have a picture of that.







This is of my wife and I at the beginning of the tail.















Some friends and I taking a rest.















Carly and I about halfway of the mountain, and also the last picture before the camera died.









Knowing that I did not make it this time I knew that I would want to do this again, I knew that as my body got stronger I would want to make it to the top, and rejoice there. So about a month ago I got invited from my work to go do this Hike again. This time I made a goal to get to "Victory Rock" and stand on it, knowing that I would make it further this time. Well thats exactly what happend I got to "Victory Rock" and I wasn't even that tired. I cantinued to push forward, and I did it, I made it all the way to the top, and here is a picture to show that I was there.
Juan Te and I at the wind cave trail.

weigh in from 6/6/2011

Here is last Mondays weigh in. The previous week I was 312.8 and I weighed in this week at 305.6. That is a loss of 7.2. :)

I was so excited to see this loss because it has been a long time since I have seen a 7.2 loss. Now I only have 6lbs to go until I am under 300lbs :).

Enjoy.


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Monday, June 6, 2011

Before weight watchers and Now

Before I continue on sharing other neat things that I hadn't posted here is a Before and Now picture of my wife and I. Hope you enjoy.




















Most recent weigh in

So I wanted to get my last weigh in on here so that you guys could see where I am now. I do have another weigh in today though, but I will get that up as soon as possible.

weigh in 5/30/2011, my previous video that I uploaded I weighed 439.8, now I weighed in at 312.8, that is a loss of 127lbs since my last post. Enjoy :)




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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Long Time No See

So it has been a long time since I have been on here to up date my blog. Some of you may have wondered whether I have quit my healthy life style endeavor. The answer is no. I am still very active, and enjoying my healthy lifestyle. That means that I have a lot of weigh ins that I have video taped to be posted, but I am going to try and think of a way to just make one big video and post that, this way you can see the weight loss.

You are probably wondering... well... how much have you lost now???

I have now lost a total of 277.2, so now I weigh a total of 312.8. I will upload my latest video as soon as I can, and then work on the big video of the weigh ins.

Now that that is out of the way, there has been so much that has happened since we have last talked.

First of all, and probably the biggest thing is, my wife is no longer going to weight watchers as a member... I know I know, what!!! how could that be!!!.

Well before you have a Myocardial Infarction, I just want you to know that she is pregnant, and you cant be a member of weight watchers while you are pregnant. Not to worry she fully intends on rejoining weight watchers as soon as the baby is born, which will be next month on July 20Th. We are both really excited to have our daughter come and be a part of our lives.

Okay now that that is out of the way, on to other things.

Well I have now been following the weight watchers program for over a year now. I can't believe that it has been that long. It seems like just yesterday that I joined, tipping the scale at 590lbs.

Healthy living continues to be a mental process every day. Some easier than others, but the mental is always there. Someone once asked me, "whats the secret?". Well I don't know that there is just one secret but I said, "for me, I had to wrap my mind around this. Deciding that it was going to be difficult, but there were no excuses big enough, and there still aren't. This is something that anyone can do, it is just a matter of deciding that you are going to do it."

I used to be the biggest excuse giver out there. Here are some examples of excuses that I used to say to my self, when I wanted to self sabotage.
I had a hard day today, I deserve this.
It's my birthday, I deserve to eat whatever I want.
It's the weekend, I can get back on on Monday.
It's any ones birthday, I can eat to celebrate with them, I don't want to seem weird.
My family is getting together...
I'm going on Vacation...
It's a holiday...
My favorite spots game is on...

You get the idea, well I have learned that there is always a reason not to make healthy choices. The thing is, is for all of these occasions, I can enjoy food. I just don't go overboard. What I mean by that is, I can have those foods that I crave, but I just have one serving of them, or find healthier substitutes for those good foods. This has helped me immensely go through this journey. All of the sudden the excuses are not valid.

Okay well I guess you probably get the point :).

There is still so much to share, but I am going to space it out and put them in other posts. So I promise it will not be a month before I post again. So I say until next time, blog friends.

P.S. Is there something that you want to know from me? Please feel free to ask and I will include it in a post.