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211.5… And other stuff.

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This weeks weigh in, 211.5 lbs. Proof that even when you slide backwards a little, mess up from time to time, you can still be rewarded! This helps to strengthen my resolve and really reminds me what I am struggling for.

Breakfast:

Two eggs over easy, one slice of Silver Hills Mack’s Flax sprouted grain bread and a spoonful of organic salsa. Delicious breakfast. And of course there was local KBC coffee to wash it down!

While running around, had to get an afternoon pick-me-up:

Kaladi’s skinny tan white chocoloate mocha. Yea, I love my coffee! 🙂

For a quick lunch we split an order of sushi. My wife and I LOVE sushi and this lunch hit the spot.

So after lunch we headed to Eklutna Lake for the afternoon and enjoyed (a little) sun and (a little) rain. Walked for a good hour and a half enjoying mountain views and a gorgeous lake shore.

My wife and our two adorable kids:

And some gorgeous views:

iPhone camera close up:

And as for dinner my wife and I split half  of a half chicken quesadilla (1/4) and topped it with fresh made guacamole, salsa and lettuce and a spoonful of sour cream.

So, that was my day in a nutshell. Very good day. Hope everyone else is doing good too!

Bye for now!

No More Excuses!

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Excercise is hard! Really, I’m serious, it IS! But I’m not talking about the physical aspect of exercise (although this IS hard). I’m actually talking about the motivation required TO exercise. I find it SO hard to get off my lazy behind and actually get to the gym, or go for a run, or do a cycle class in the morning. Why is this? Why can’t I just wake up in the morning and go exercise? Why can’t I go to the gym after work on my way home? This is a long time problem for a lot of people and I have come to realize that while, yes, I am losing weight, I am losing it a lot slower than I should be. So today I wanted to present a few tips that may assist in conquering the “endless list of excuses.”

First, people are good at making excuses. No, really! We are! We will find or fabricate an excuse to get us out of any situation we aren’t comfortable with or simply don’t want to deal with. “Well, I didn’t eat a lot today so I will just exercise tomorrow,” or “It’s raining out so I’ll do my run when the weather is better.” These are all to common. So if you find yourself making excuses frequently, try writing them down. Look at them and then see if you can actually justify it. If you write down that you got hit by a car and are laying in a hospital bed then you’ve probably justified it. If you put down that you had a big dinner and are tired then you’re just making excuses!

Second, it is good for people to plan ahead. That is, don’t just show up at the gym not knowing what you intend to do. Many a failure has come this way. I have failed this way! I showed up, didn’t know what I wanted, got on a treadmill for 2 miles and left unsatisfied. Planning out your routine, what days you intend to exercise and so forth can definitely improve your chances of exercise success.

Lastly, write out a list of goals. What is it you really want, what is your prime goal and what are your smaller goals. Reward yourself when you achieve those goals (i.e. go on a small shopping spree, allow yourself a sweet dessert that is out of your normal diet, etc…). The goal system is a boost in motivation and confidence for anyone trying to change themselves. The reward system is also a good way to push yourself. This concept helped me quit smoking and I am trying to make it work for my exercise routines as well.

Always remember that little things can add up to big results. Replace the sugary coffee in the morning with a simple “skinny” latte or a plain coffee. Ease up on sugary foods, eat more fruits/veggies, etc… Every change you make for the better is one small step closer to your ultimate goal.

So, that is all I have for today’s post. Sorry but I have no food to show unless Moose’s Tooth Pizza is consumed later. We’ll see! 🙂 Goodbye for now and good luck for tomorrow!

A quick update…

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So just a quick update for anyone following my journey… Current weight is 212.6 lbs and my mood is optimistic. Today’s food was great and I’m thinking Friday night Moose’s Tooth pizza, the BEST in Anchorage!

So, breakfast was usual oats and berries, cottage cheese and OJ today instead of coffee.

Lunch was last nights dinner: Pesto pasta minus the onion and tomato. Had some blue corn chips and salsa for a snack as well.

I’m also keeping up with my water intake as this is a major player in weight loss. In fact, maintaining adequate hydration and eating a proper breakfast are quite possibly the MOST important players in losing weight. It works for me, but is also the two hardest things to remember to do when years of my life went by with those items skipped.

So anyways… Hope everyone has a great night and hopefully I start posting more again soon!

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August 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm

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Today is a good day!

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Well, aside from the rain, today is a good day. My current weight: 212.9 lbs! This is encouragement for me to keep on eating clean and pushing myself to exercise! My goal weight for Monday is 210 or less. For all you other bloggers trying to lose weight, making small goals really helps keep the motivation high!

Lunch:

Sorry, no pics today. Lunch is what I like to call enchilada lasagna. In the mix is fat free refried beans, brown rice and ground turkey layered between corn tortillas lasagna style. And of course we have low fat cheese and enchilada sauce. Top it off with homemade guacamole and salsa and this is one delicious lunch!

On the agenda for tonight is some running and a full body weight circuit. The wife and I are going to hit the gym tonight because we are tired of this dreary Alaskan weather and don’t feel like getting wet. Hope everyone is having a great day and achieving there goals however big or small.

And a question! What is your favorite type of exercise and what are your tips for keeping exercise interesting?

Update:

I got hungry… Yep, it happened. Soooo… I had to go get a snack.

Ebi Maki rolls with ginger and wasabi! Chips on the side… Two cravings for the price of one!! And of course, working on my third bottle of water which I have found to be a key ingredient to weight loss!

Ok, hope everyone has a great evening and a healthy dinner!

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August 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm