Rob.c.weiss's Journal, 15 May 2014

Ahhhh, work. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

1) Getting paid

Ok... number 2. Number 2...

Ummm. Hmmm. That's about all I've got.

Everything else about it really bites... especially this week. Sorry I'm scarce all, but work has bumped itself back to the fore of everything. I'm trying not to let my weight-loss or workouts suffer for it. Never easy, but so far I'm keeping my head above water. What's taking a hit (as always) is my journaling and reading your journals. For that I'm sorry!!! But I'm still thinking about you all. Take care and keep smiling.

FYI, inspired by all the scale-weigh-in boycotting going on lately, and also because a few times my own progress has been stymied by getting down about a weigh-in despite hard work on my part, I've decided to put a moratorium on weigh-ins for me for awhile. I don't think I'll go **weeks** at it like so many of you, but I'm not doing daily weigh-ins for a bit. I'm going to put my head down, do things the way (weigh!) I know how, and let the scale work itself out on its own.

BTW, I've been doing some great workouts lately. With the nice weather, a lot of biking, and I'm averaging 10mph rides for about ten miles along the local riverside bike path. This is together with my usual one to one-and-a-half hour long weight lifting sessions.

I've stopped recording workouts on FS for the last couple of months, because my work gives us dollars towards healthcare if we log with them, and I got really tired of recording it in both places. Sorry, FS, but the $$$ wins. But trust me, I'm working out more consistently than ever, and the muscles are coming in nicely. One of these days you all just may suffer a shirtless pic. Hah! Probably not. I'm way to shy for that.

BTW, speaking of the workout recording... I've been using MapMyFitness (free on the web, to log my bike rides (it interfaces with my company's healthcare stuff). Wow that thing is really neat, if you've got a smart phone. It keeps a GPS log of exactly where I go, how far I go, average speed, as well as geographic elevation, and all kinds of neat stuff. Then, along with Google Earth, you can even do a 3D "ride through" of your journey (whether it is biking, running or other). It's really neat. Anyone into biking / running with a smart phone should check it out. Pretty nice! Check it out.

Anyway, all. I'll try to squeeze in a few more journals as I'm able... and I really do want to read through all your journal entries too. Ugh, I hate when life intervenes. I'll catch up soon! BEST WISHES ALL!!!!

Oh, shoot... one last thing. I just found out (inadvertantly) that I'm down another pant-size!!! I'm in size 36 pants now!!! Woo hooo!!!! That's down 12 sizes from where I started. I didn't even think I'd be ready for them yet, but on a lark I decided to try them when I was swimming in my 38's. Amazing. Had to buy another new belt too! Wooo hooo!!! :D

Again, all... talk to you soon! Keep smiling, and keep working hard. BEST WISHES EVERYONE!

Diet Calendar Entry for 15 May 2014:
383 kcal Fat: 13.55g | Prot: 36.30g | Carb: 25.72g.   Breakfast: Meijer Clear Soluble Fiber, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Half and Half Cream, Spring Valley Omega 3 Fish Oil, Konsyl Psyllium Fiber, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened Non-Dairy Beverage, Syntrax Nectar Fuzzy Navel Whey Protein Isolate, Splenda Nectresse Sweetener (Packet) (Net Carbs), Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Packets. Lunch: Half and Half Cream, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Meijer Clear Soluble Fiber, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Packets, Splenda Nectresse Sweetener (Packet) (Net Carbs). more...

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You're in "Onederland". Congrats!!!! 
15 May 14 by member: ClassicRocker
THANKS, Kath!!! Yes, and I did get your message about Baba O'Riley... yep The Who (Teenage Wasteland)! :D Sorry, I never got a chance to respond. You're the BEST!  
15 May 14 by member: Rob.c.weiss
Oh, I should add to my journal for anyone interested that I know the MapMyFitness thing works with my Android. I would assume it works with iPhones too, but I haven't tried that. 
15 May 14 by member: Rob.c.weiss
I love it when I hear about companies promoting fitness and giving incentives for participation. You get a few bucks for staying fit, pretty cool. Congrats on the new size 36 pants. 12 sizes down is incredible, keep being awesome. And best wishes to you, too! 
15 May 14 by member: ChicaLean
Amazing journal. Thanks for checking in.  
15 May 14 by member: sarahsmum
15 May 14 by member: northernmusician
Wish my company did that.. maybe I'll suggest it. Mm 
15 May 14 by member: wholefoodnut
Thanks, Rob! Perfect timing for info on the app as my cycling event is Saturday morning and my UP24 band doesn't count cycling as steps. Gonna definitely try this out. I think you found your #2 re your job - they pay incentives for getting healthy! Okay, it's still "getting paid" but it's an extra bonus the rest of us don't get. We're still looking for #2 on our list. Keep up the great work! 
15 May 14 by member: Kiki8123
Always great to read what you're up to & down to :D All you do is inspiring! I *especially* like how you are so awesome yet humble :D Thanks for thinking of us as you do what you do.YOU are the BEST! 
15 May 14 by member: myawethinTICself
Rob, thank you for all that you have written here in the past, on your own journal and comments on our journals. Congrats for your awesome accomplishments! Please don't be a stranger now that you decided not to weigh in daily!  
15 May 14 by member: Deb_N
Hang in there Rob, it's all for a reason. Difficulties that take place now only mean that it's training coming up for something in the future. All good things. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and eventually you will get there. We're all rooting for you! 
15 May 14 by member: summervijx
You gotta work! We'll enjoy you when you have time to visit. 
16 May 14 by member: Draglist
Fantastic news on dropping another pants size. Do what you have to do, we will miss you, but know you are doing what you have to do. Hope you have a great weekend. 
16 May 14 by member: SherrieC
Yep... if only FS sent us weekly checks for logging and journaling .. we'd all be really happy campers.  
16 May 14 by member: FullaBella
Draglist, that's me gotta work...sometimes crazy and overwhelming, just have to deal with it and work life around those demands. Bella love your comment about weekly checks for logging.  
16 May 14 by member: wholefoodnut
Yep! But I didn't see all of Rob's accomplishments in my first view of this. So great on the waist size! I love it. 
16 May 14 by member: Draglist


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