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  1. 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: :grin:

  2. 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:





    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!!! :moondance:

  3. Month 2

    Day 1





    Month 1 wt



    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 :rocken:



    to be cont...

  4. DAY 30




    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??







    ..."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!!!! :fahq::rocken::moondance: 8D :) :) :)



    To be cont on a new monthly thread tomorrow!

  5. Day 29



    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 ;)



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  6. 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




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  7. Day 25



    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!!! :rocken:



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  8. Ponderosa...that is one of the funniest things I have every read on here :lmao::lmao:



    Day 24



    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 ;)



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  9. Why? You didn't like the Italian girl? ;) LOL



    Day 23




    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.



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  10. Thank you for the suggestions... I will look at some of those on line today...


    Day 22




    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. :)


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  11. A friend and I were talking about Freedom of the Hills awhile back and concluded it is an awful book for a beginner to learn from...


    I hate to say this because I know sooo many people swear by this book; but I must agree with RyanB. It is more of a tech manuel imo, and I am having a hard time learning from it while I read... Maybe its just me :blush:

  12. So far I only have two...


    Freedom (which I am slowly absorbing 1 chapter at a time)


    Mt Rainier - A climbing Guide by Mike Gauthier


    I really love the book by Mike G. I am re-reading it (my 3rd time).


    I would really love to read more GOOD books on mountain climbing and people experiences...


    List your top 10 books that you have read here. I will try to buy some of them and help keep myself motivated during the winter months! :grin:

  13. Another one of my favorites is "Minus 148 Degrees" by Art Davidson. If you have not yet read this one, it cover the epic first winter ascent of Denali and is just as good as touching the void (IMO).




    I will look for this book on Amazon; Sounds good! :)

  14. DAY 21



    Yesterday I did indeed get my wife to go with me to the Mima Falls trail :)

    The whole family hiked the trail and took us all a little over an hour both ways. My wife did ok, but did lay down on the picnic table at the falls to "rest" LOL. My 2 1/2 yo has not felt very well the last day so I wound up having to carry her 95% of the hike. Good for her and me... My baby got to rest and dad got to work out more with her 35+ lbs on his back.


    My feet did really well. My old blisters still were there but I barely noticed them, and the best news is; with those liner socks I got no New hot spots while walking!


    Now if my little "problem" would just freaking go away, I am ready to take it to my "next level" and start pushing myself harder....


    I think my next purchase will be a good back pack. I want to buy the same size that I will need while in the mountains, that way I can get used to it and gradually add weight to it while I walk/hike.


    I have read I need one 4,000 to 5,000 cubic inch capacity... Any suggestions on a good back pack brand that would meet this requirement and also have all the straps, pockets, etc that I will need later on??


    Thanks in advance for your suggestions! :)



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  15. Day 20




    Well as I was saying yesterday I headed to the Alpine Experience store in downtown Oly-town...Talk about a kid in a candy store! Tons of great stuff to buy there, and several things cheaper then the REI store in Tacoma... I would of bought a bunch of stuff but I would of had no idea what I was buying LOL.


    So, I just settled for two pair of Liner socks (that were recommended here)... I am still pumped up to do this and wish I was ready now, but heck; most of the fun right now is in the anticipation :)


    I stuck to my diet good yesterday and would of went walking or hiking a Ton, but my problem was driving me nuts still. Went back out and stopped by a local drug store to look for better remidies... What I found were some "white bullets".. Arggghhhh. I tried those and they did help for a while but I was running for the throne 15 mins after I used one :lmao:



    Later in the evening I did feel a little better though and talked my wife into walking with me to Best Buy (40 min walk) to get a movie. Pushed a stroller or carried baby most of the way, and I felt better knowing that I did at least a little bit of exercise yesterday. The best news is, the Liner socks really worked!!! Even with 4-5 small blisters already on my feet, the inner socks helped my feet from hurting, and the blisters got no worse! Thanks for that idea everyone!


    Today I helped to clean up the house and I am trying to twist my wifes arm to hike the mima falls trail I did a couple of weeks ago. Wish me luck! :)



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  16. DAY 19




    Well yesterday my feet will still pretty blister ridden so I just took my 2yr old to the Nisqually wildlife place (very close to my home btw).


    I enjoyed the fenced in boarded 1 mile path around the area because she could run free ahead of me. We had a chance to see many birds and even a bald eagle on a far away tree top (using one of the lookouts scopes). Walking at her pace it took us about 40 mins to walk around all the open trails, so at the end I put her up on my shoulders and did the whole route again and finished in about 21 mins. My blisters were not really bothered because most of the ground there is flat.


    The one problem I did have though is my A$$ was killing me...damn it. I thought that problem was going away but it hasn't :anger::anger::anger:


    I ate a good meal of rice and choplets for dinner and talked my wife and older daughter into going for another walk down at the wildlife place I had went that morning... My wife had never been there so I was glad she went with me. All of us walked the whole thing twice just like I had earlier in the day, so I guess even though I didn't get to hike any elevation today, I did get to get in 4 miles of walking.


    My other problem though got worse before bed time, and I wound up drinking a couple of tic tacs before bed to help me sleep. It worked for a while, but the pain woke me up at 330am and I stayed up for a couple of hours... it sucks getting old LOL


    This morning I ate 3 scrammbled egg whites for breakfast and I grabbed the baby to go down town to the Alpine Experience store and look for Liner socks... Tell you all about that tomorrow :)



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  17. THanks for all the great advice, I feel much better about bears now! My friend is just very nervous of bears after being "Chased" for a good distance by one in 2007 (so he claims)... He also swears he saw Bigfoot by a place called the "420 bridge" when he was younger LOL



    Oh, and Ryanb; I am not Homophobic... My grandpa and I used to drive our hogs thousands of miles just to disco to their funky disco beat!



    ...Here is a Pix of my grandpa and my friend Chaz... Poor grandpa, I miss him. (but he should of known he could drown in a hot tub doing what he did...)





  18. Day 18




    So now that we know what I "really" look like LOL, back to the show :)


    Yesterday was a pretty good day overall. Calfs were still knotted in a muscle type clench so I decided that yesterday would be my "day of rest" sort to speak, since I want to be active this weekend.


    Got in my Case of choplets from Amazon, so now I can eat stuff that is low in fat, taste good (to me), and I look forward to it!

    Since last night was my Friday and I am off today, I drank a little more ETOH then I had been.... Those tic tacs go down a lot faster then beer does, and I think I drank about 7 of them?? Don't remember LOL


    For dinner I made breakfast with pancakes, eggs, etc for the family... for myself I had 3 egg whites, scrambled them up and ate them with 2 of my choplets...


    Little tiny walk but not really yesterday, as it was my off day. Did have to drive all the way to the Ocean for a soccer game, but it was worth it (they won) :)


    Today when baby is up and kicking around I am thinking about taking her to the Nisqually wildlife place... I read they have about a mile long trail there that will be ok for her to do...


    Have a super great weekend everyone, and stay safe no matter what you do!!!


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