Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vacation For Some of Us

Hello friends, just a quick update.  Weight wise I have been in a 1-2 pound range for like forever.  I keep bouncing between 283-284 so nothing new and exciting there.

My wife and the kids went on a mini vacation for a couple of days to a horse show in Ohio and museums and an aquarium in Kentucky.  I am baby sitting our 2 large, spoiled dogs, not to mention my son's bearded dragon and 3 tanks of fish.  Of course I have been working like crazy on projects around the house.  They have my video camera, so I haven't been blogging because I like to do a blog/vlog combo usually LOL.  They should be back tonight so things should be back to normal soon.  I hope you are all out enjoying the weather.  I look forward to getting back in the swing of things.  Biking alone without my son is not as much fun!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gloomy Weather Makes for a Gloomy Update

Hi all.  Just wanted to give a quick update.  The weather here in Michigan has turned really cold.  Let me put it in context for you.  Last week my son was swimming in the lake, yesterday it was snowing.  Yeah, not good.  When the weather is so cold (low 40's day/ low 30's at night) it really puts a damper on wanting to get outside and exercise.  I was really improving my stamina on the bike too :(  Oh well, it is nothing we can control.  I will just have to work back up to where I was.  

I weighed in at 283 and that was about 1 pound down from the week before.  Very slow, but in the right direction I guess.

I have been spending some time on Google+.  I have to say I like it better than Facebook because you can actually meet new people that you don't already know unlike Facebook.  I put a link for my profile at the top right of this page.  If you are on G+, please feel free to circle me.  If you haven't tried G+ yet, give it a shot, I bet you will like it.  If you tried it a while ago, they just rolled out a total update today that is really very nice.  Have you tried Google+ yet?  What do you think?  Are you still using Facebook?  Let me know what you think!!  Hope the weather where you are is better than here.  Please comment on how nice it is there so at least I can think of moving lol.

Monday, April 9, 2012

To Lose Weight You Have to Make Sacrifices

Hope everyone had a great Easter dinner.  I have to admit ours was lacking some of my favorites!  I guess we are willing to give up some things in order to lose weight-even if it is grudgingly lol.  So, let's talk about what wasn't there this year.  No sweet potatoes.  Let me just say I love sweet potatoes-too much.  There were no mashed potatoes.  How can you have turkey without mashed potatoes.  Such is life trying to go low carb.  There was no gravy.  I still missed it on the turkey, but hey, who needs it if there are no potatoes to put it on anyways.  Plus, there were no pies, no cakes, and no brownies.  Yeah, i guess I am still pouting about it, but no one ever said losing weight was easy.  I just hope to see some results soon.  Before I run out of food to cut lol.  Did you do without any favorites this year?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Exercise and a Full Moon

A Good Friday to all my friends of the interwebs.  I hope you all have a great Easter weekend.  I got in a lot of bike riding in today.  In fact, we have been riding so much even with my big seat, my butt is getting sore.  TMI I know, but we are all about the honesty here LOL.

I just wanted to share a few shots of the moon taken from the dock tonight.  Let me tell you the moon was huge and the pictures cannot even begin to convey how large it was.  It almost looked like the sunrise.  My son is pretty proud of these as he took them.  He is only 11 and did these freehand without the tripod.

Anyway, I hope you all can get out and get some exercise in this weekend.  Of course, we all must refrain from over indulging in the ever present chocolate of the season.  Remember as the saying goes, "Once on the lips, forever on the hips".  Do you have a weakness for chocolate?  What are you going to be watching out for this weekend?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bike Riding for Weight Loss


A while back I posted about starting to ride my bike.  A couple of people wanted some pics and I am always happy to oblige.  Now, if you are going to watch the video, make sure you are sitting down.  I don't want anyone getting hurt if you fall over from laughing!  As always, let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Changes to My Weight Loss Plan

What do you guys think?  I need to change, so your ideas would be greatly appreciated.  I really value each of you, and your opinion and advice means so much to me.  I have learned so much from you all.  I really appreciate the time and effort you continue to give to help me.  Please share your thoughts.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Raspberry Keytone for Weight Loss 2 - My Thoughts

I really appreciate the response from my last post on Raspberry Keytone.  The Raspberry Keytone post is by far my most viewed post ever already.  Evidently, this is a topic of interest to many.  However, by far the overwhelming thought in the comments is negative.  I think this is good because we can put out ideas here in a respectful manner and have a discussion over things we may not be 100 % in agreement on.  I just want to explain where my thinking is in the video.  It's hard to explain because in many ways I have been and STILL am in your camp on this.  Check out the video and let me know what you think.  This is a big change for my thinking and I am not sure I understand it myself.  It is probably just desperation on my part, but what if they would work?  Please watch and let me know where I am wrong and help me understand why I seem to be changing my mind?  Thanks for your time and for your help!!