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  • Birthday 12/25/1964

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  1. Where the HECK has that guy been?

    WOW, it's been a long time since I wrote on here. No, I have not given up my dream but it has been put on "stand by" due to my medical problems. Just had (Finally) one of these violate me the other day (God, getting old sucks) LOL Had 3 Polyps removed and just have to wait now to make sure that they were not cancerous. My weight has "ballooned" back to 166 (not too bad), and I plan on getting back out on the trails soon! Hope you all are doing great and having fun reaching for the sky! :grin:
  2. Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month TWO)

    Well... A whole month gone by, and not a whole lot to report to be honest with you. My medical problem has been a pain in my A$$ most of the month. My new years resolution will be to have it checked out if it is not better by then. As far as excercise the last time I walked was Nov 1st, so it has been 3 weeks without any walking. On and off I have been doing my home made stair stepper. I increased the time to 45min instead of 30. Bad news is though, every time I do it, by problem flares up. So I am just waiting patiently for that to blow over before getting "back on the horse". I am still doing good with my eating, and even rewarding myself once a week so that way I am not starving myself or just eating foods I don't really enjoy. Drinking... well, that is another story. I had to quit drinking mixed drinks because it is too dang expensive. So I went back to beer for the cost. I am trying to limit my intake though and only drink my fill on the weekend My weight as you can imagine has not dropped a whole lot because of lack of excercise. BUT, because of eating right, etc, I still have lost a little bit... My new Wt is: 160! So that is a total of 23 pounds lost since I started 2 months ago Hope all of you are doing great! Still come on a few times a week to read and always enjoy reading the TR's. Stay safe this winter everyone and have a great Turkey Day!!!
  3. Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month TWO)

    Month 2 is over! Have a ton of work today, but I will squeeze in some time to report what has transpired a little later today...
  4. Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month TWO)

    Still here Grandpa Just reading mostly and keeping up my excercise and diet as best I can... Will re-weight myself at the end of 2 months (around the 21st) and report for everyone
  5. Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month TWO)

    I am still around! Not a single bit of Halloween Candy for this guy. LOL Never was a candyman fan anyway. I have been sticking to my diet well and walking as much as my bumm would let me. Will give you all an update this week
  6. Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month TWO)

    Month 2 Day 1 10-21-09 183 Month 1 wt 166.5 Month 2 wt Great news for all of you who get tired of seeing me post so much LOL I am only going to do weekly updates for this month. Posting daily my 1st month sure helped a lot to keep myself motivated to lose wt and start getting in shape, but I think now I am pretty much in a groove and will just post weekly Thanks for all your help and encouragment; Couldn't of did it without all of you!! See you in a week, have a great one to be cont...
  7. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    Thanks for all the kudo's everyone ... and yes Pete; I am only 66"
  8. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    DAY 30 10-20-09 VERY excited yesterday with DAY 30 finally arriving!!! I knew this would be my last day and that this morning I would be able to weigh my self in! I ate my normal three meals yesterday and right after work with dinner my wife didn't feel well and my kids had ate, so for dinner I ate 2 choplets, navy beans, and some cranberry sauce. Drank a couple of tic tacs to wash it down and then had to run my daughter to her soccer game. Walked around the field for about 20 mins before the game, but really didn't get any good excercise until I got home. Around 930pm until 1000pm I did my 30 mins step up excercise I had did early this month. My 'problem' feels a lot better so I had no problem doing it... Thats it for yesterday, day 30... This morning I was excited to get into work. Dropped my daughter off at HS, and then when I made it to work the first thing I did was run to the bathroom to jump on the scales. I made sure it was still calibrated right then stripped down to t-shirt, boxers, and socks just like I weighed in before... The big moment was here! Last month (Sept 21st) I weighed in at 183 pounds... What would today's weight be?? .....drumroll..... ..."I will be happy with 3 pounds of loss" I thought to myself as I jumped on the scale..... the results: 166 1/2 !!!!!!!!!!!!! My total weight loss has been 16.5 pounds in 30 days!!!! 8D :) To be cont on a new monthly thread tomorrow!
  9. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    Day 29 10-19-09 Very excited, 1 more day to go to knock out my first 30 days I started my evening walks again and it felt Great!!! My 2 1/2 yo and I started doing what we call "Pumpkin Hunting"... All that means is we walk around a different neighborhood each night/evening and we look at peoples pumpkins, ghosts, or any holloween decorations. My little one loves it and it gives me the excuse to walk around for at least an hour and of course I carry her most the way. For dinner I made NewZeland Greenlip Mussels by melting some butter, garlic, and a pinch of salt n pepper. I brushed those on the mussels after I put them on a baking sheet and added about a 1/4 tsp of white wine to each one before baking them at around 350 for 15 minutes. I didn't eat any (don't like shell fish), but my family said they tasted like Heaven!! Have a great day, Monday is over to be cont....
  10. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    DAY 26, 27, 28 10-16 TO 10-18-09 Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was boring and long. Never got up to snuff on my phyical issues and just started feeling a little better last evening so I finally went out for an hour walk. Felt good to be back at it. Most of my weekend was spent going places with my kids and spoiling them as best I could. Both kids have a cold so it was a lot of laying around the house after we would go somewhere in the morning... I did get to watch more foot ball then I have in the past though Only 2 more days until I get to "Weigh in", I am excited for that because (at least in my eyes) I think I have lost some weight... We shall see though. I look forward to feeling 100% again and getting out and at least start hiking again. Very pumped up and still motivated to make this happen! Oh crap... I have to work now, darn Mondays!!! LOL to be cont...
  11. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    Day 25 10-15-09 I won't put "too much" into my weight, but I have to admit I do feel better since I have been watching my food intake and doing some exercise. I think my "problem" had to do with too much weight and pushing a little too hard at first (for me); but on a good note when I wake up in the morning my back does not hurt like it used to even 3 wks ago, and I am not getting out of breath as easy as I was either I know I have it in me to get in shape. Back in the "old days" I remember doing around 500 situps a day and running around 5 miles a day as well... Of course that was like 50 pounds ago LOL Not much too report yesterday. I made myself do a 2nd day of no stress to my body and I do feel a little better. I am going to give it 72 hours and see if it feels better... I am really trying to avoid a doctor visit if at all possible.... Well its TGIF, so I hope you all have a good today and having something Cool planned with your friends or family this weekend. Stay Safe, have a blast!!! to be cont...
  12. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    Ponderosa...that is one of the funniest things I have every read on here Day 24 10-14-09 Only 6 more days until the big "30 day weigh in"!! Can't wait to see if I have lost any of my blubber. Meanwhile at the ranch... Mountain Dew cont's to eat right, not over drink, and soda's are now a thing of the past As far as excercise, I forced myself to do None yesterday. If I am ever going to get inshape the way I want, I have to let my "problem" heal... So that is my goal for right now. Have a great day, tomorrows Friday to be cont...
  13. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    Why? You didn't like the Italian girl? LOL Day 23 10-13-09 Not a whole lot going on yesterday. Tried to not do any excercise to give my body some heal time, but couldn't help but do 15mins of stair stepping. Eating good, and feeling good still... If not for that one issue I would be 100% Woke up at 1am and stayed awake; I couldn't get back to sleep. So, I watched TV until 330am then tried to sleep again... I hate when that happens, but at least I had a chance to watch a couple of Andrew Zimmermans shows I had not seen (love that show). Here's to hump day... Hope all of you are enjoying these wet days we are now having. to be cont...
  14. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    Pete H, your response had me I have the PrepH supp's now Bug, prob is I keep "shattin'" them out! :lmao:
  15. The Chronicles of Mountain Dew (Month 1)

    Thank you for the suggestions... I will look at some of those on line today... Day 22 10-12-09 Had yesterday off again for the Columbus day Holiday... I am not Italian, but to celebrate Columbus day I did spend a few moments thinking of Hot Italian woman LOL Took my youngest in her stroller for a two hour walk yesterday and kept my diet up. (so far so good). Only problem is my problem...damn thing kept me laying awake in bed for 2-3 hours last night... I am exhausted today.... sorry, but not in the mood to type anymore today. Have a great day everyone. To be cont...
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