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Old 07-31-2009, 09:15 AM   #11
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I knew I didn't explain myself enough from the get go, I just want to thank you for your kind words.

This has been one of those weeks where my partner and I have been running in different gears and amazingly enough I have eaten more meals at home than him, but still we have eaten out a lot (my calories have been high). Also exercise has been limited. This is all work, family, and church schedule stuff (switching shifts back and forth, he has had more custodial time with his kids which always gives me the free in clear in my head to work more hours, we both have made church commitments this week, plus we have the mysterious vacation planned for my birthday weekend). So I would have another maintenance week, no losses/no gains

The birthday thing makes me reflective, this makes me want to stuff the feelings down. Instead I want to face this week with my head high and my goals in place. I have a feeling what we do this weekend will be active and I am going to ride my bike for 2 hours tonight. Sunday will be a reset because we will fast for 24 hours (religious observance not a weight loss strategy).

So this said next Wednesday is my birthday. Thinking about my health goals for the next year.

I want to lose 20-30 lbs and get closer to that goal weight. When I hit that point I want to make an appointment with the surgeon to get this excess skin removed (its bad).
I want to make exercise a priority 3-5 times a week.
I want to add Yoga and weightlifting back into my program.
I want to drink 8 glasses of water every day.
I want to make a keep all my doctor's appointments for the coming year.

(My food plan is simple, I count calories. I weigh and measure my food, I could have them all for breakfast if I wanted because there is no boundaries, because when cheat or call it cheating or binging or whatever, you are just doing that to you).
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Weight Jan 2006- 257 lbs
Current weight-202.8 (5'7 1/2)
Goal weight-155 lbs.
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