Joined January 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
269.0 lb
Lost so far: 11.0 lb

Current Weight
280.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 105.0 lb
I've been an overweight kid all my life. Even when I wasn't that much overweight, I was still referred to at the big kid. I once had a teacher refer to me as "pleasingly plump." (Eighth Grade, substitute, sort of, Mrs. King--not that I remember any details or anything.) When I was around 22, I went down to a size 33 jeans. Still have them in a drawer.

Needless to say, I am no longer a kid, nor a size 33. After a couple of rounds of heart problems, CAD, diabetes, and lately a stroke, I have had a change of heart. I have made some changes. I have new goals.

I will make better food choices. I also will work knowing that I am fallible. I promise not to get down and beat myself up when I fail, but to do my best to right the ship and go forward.

I will add to this list of goals and guidelines as I fully develop them. I only realized lately that I wanted to get to a destination, but that I didn't have a clear plan to get there. I will have that plan.

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  Lose 20lbs by July 4th
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I'm a sucker for pizza!
Yes! Here's one, although it's a little whacked. Use a pita bread. Coat with peanut sauce, the Chinese food condiment. Add some pre-cooked chicken, the grilled, convenient kind. Watch for salt in this product, it can be high. Sprinkle on some mozz cheese. I can say it, can't spell it. Toast all this, and add some fresh chopped cilantro. Viola! Mini pizza!

You can use a flatbread for the crust also, or even a premade pizza crust. And yes, I meant viola.
posted 09 Feb 2008, 08:47
I tried to ride the coat rack. They told me at the emergency room to tell you not to do that, at least not with a real coat rack anyway.

Great news on the elliptical! I'm not to the point of being fit enough to use one, but it's my next peak to climb. The lady who delivered and set up my treadmill said that she had an elliptical. She said that her results went up by 40% immediately, and this is someone who works out regularly and strenuously. so, look forward to it! Embrace it! Become one with the elliptical! Watch out for that coat rack! You are going to be delighted with the support your husband gives you!
posted 08 Feb 2008, 16:42
So far, my fitness program is that I just bought a new treadmill. I have wanted one for years. I wound up with a coat rack with a spinning wheel attached. Guess what? I've become motivated enough to even ride the coat rack some!

I can't really put together a program until after Thursday afternoon. That will be my first visit with the physical therapists, and I intend to use their advise to start. More then!
posted 06 Feb 2008, 19:38
That'll Motivate Ya
robw222 wrote:
Hey, thanks for inviting me... I've got a few lbs to lose myself, and hopefully this will help me be accountable.

I didn't know you found a treadmill, that is great.. Just please don't over do it to begin with. Your wife tells me you're wearing yourself out. I'm glad you have the energy and the motiviation to get all of this going, I think it's great, but also give your body time to continue to heal. "Slow and steady wins the race." "A stitch in time saves nine"... whatever the heck that means.. just thought I'd throw it in.

Talk to you later!!
Your sister

Stephen wrote:
Don't forget it takes one to know one. Slow and steady is how you make a quilt. I had 16 stitches, not nine.

They deliver and set up the treadmill tomorrow, or my next purchase is a shotgun. Remember, you can get more with a kind word and a double-barrel than you can with merely a kind word. The He-Man Woman Hater's Club is ready, complete to the sign. I keep wanting to rest, but really, when? (I'd use then "I'll rest when I'm dead" thing here, but it's just a little too close to home, if you get my drift.) Really, the hard work is over for that.

Next week, I'll see all of the therapists, and I'll have them evaluate whether I'm going back too soon.
Dr. Greco said that if I need more time out, consider it done.

Your brother
Bufurd Pusser
posted 02 Feb 2008, 23:29
That'll Motivate Ya
StumpsMom wrote:
Sorry to hear about your stroke Steve, and by the way, your typing is excellent, as is your grammar and sentence structure! Good job on the 10 pounds too---wish I could get that far along! Also, sorry to hear about the woman haters club? {hope that's not true}Very Happy

Steve wrote:
Thanky for the gooder than i spected comments on my grammar. She says thanks, too.

It takes me almost a half-hour to get some of these written, so it's good to know it's appreciated. And as for how to lose those first 10 lbs--go spend 11 days in the hospital. Talk Soon!Laughing
posted 02 Feb 2008, 23:16
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25 February 2008

I got on the scales this morning, and read the new number. I waited a long time, until I was on the way to work, before I called my wife and told her. ...
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10 February 2008

Tomorrow is my first day back at work since I had my stroke in December. Thanks to all of you who have supported me. Wish me luck! Yes, the good kind ...
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