quote:Originally posted by SocialParasite Riding around town on motorized bicycles might have something to do with your weight problem. Man up and take the motors off.
Agreed but it's actually more beneficial for me to build a pedal bike I have parts to make me a 24 inch BMX bike.
There's always a place for my engines for the long haul and to reduce my stress by a lot.
Wifey is giving me a gift. A Bally's membership. I can take anyone in the family with me my daughter will do this during the day when my host home guy is at day program.
Cronus will probably sit out for a spell.
I feel like I'm not deserving to ride till I get my weight back in check.
So today breakfast was a dollar yogurt parfat at McDonalds while my host home guy munched on some saugage McMuffins. I ate really slow and he was done before me.
Then we walked the dogs around the park and I did some stretching. Behind my knees and on top of my lower leg muscles both are sore from when they both cramped up. I may have bruised them a bit it will take some time.
Lunch while my host home guy munched on a full lunch I had a can of tuna. It was good.
I ate it slow with lots of water.
We were gonna go to the People's fair downtown after lunch but the weather got bad.
A tornado hit Aurora this is unheard of it seems and caused some damage while I watched it all unfold at my treadmill doing 3 miles.
Dinner was a human sized portion of steak and tomatoes with potatoe slices and fried corn.
I ate that puppy real slow lots of water.
I just need to give food a new attitude.
Tomorrow my daughter and I is gonna sign up at Bally's. It seems they go month to month.
That's good cause daughter is leaving us in August. 24 dollars a month well affordable. They're having a pretty good special just pay first and last month no other charges when you cancel it ends the next month that's the last month.
It's a fixed rate they take it out of my account amount never changes month to month is rather realistic.
They told me they got a lap pool,sauna and hot tub along with every damn machine I can think of I imagine.
I bet that hot tub may help my legs some.
Daughter's gonna train me.
It's gonna be a bonding experience.
I'll weigh myself weekly every sunday I suppose.
But even if I can lose just 10 pounds a month I'll be happy.
I know I can do it because I gave ciggaretts a new attitude.
And I quit cold turkey with no remorse.
Food is also a killer in my mind if you eat too much.
I know I can do it.
24 dollars a month and you get every exercise equipment imaginable,a way warm pool,hot tub and a dry sauna next to a steam sauna.
I can get rather used to this. During the work day nothing but moms in classes and maybe just a handful of people no waiting for anything all the fat people are in the dry sauna.
So Daughter was my trainer. We stretched for about 15 minutes then spent 30 minutes on the excersise bike,30 minutes on that crazy stair climber with the arm things that thing was hard I had to pace real slow and still my heart rate was high on that one,30 minutes on the treadmill the one there is nicer than the one I have at home they got this fat burning program that raised or lowered my speed in accordance to my heart rate I could probably do that all day then another 30 minutes on free weights and mechanical weights.
No one under 18 is allowed in here so it's rather vip feeling. The showers are anti gay it actually has stalls so no one can stare at my fine arse and I can really do this.
Another 30 minutes on the lap pool,hot tub. The sauna's it's hard to breathe in there but I can get used to it.
Breakfast was a small bowl of rasin bran. Lunch was a half a can of spinach with a hamberger patty.
Dinner will be Tuna Helper for my Host Home guy doesn't need to do this with me.
That's gonna be a test because I usually scarf this shit up.
Just a small bowl tonight eat slow with water.
The hardest part of the whole day is when I'm watching TV waiting for my host home guy to get home. That's when I get not hungry but the need to feed my belly. So I went outside and pulled some weeds after satisfying myself with a grapefruit.
I gotta buy some more salad.
Gonna finish up the Buggy Bike and Cronus too by months end because some days my daughter won't be going with me.
I think as long as I pedal with the engine it may be okay.
The buggy bike has two back wheels to distibute my load....
I can do this 5 days a week.
I'm listening to this it's not too bad but your scaring me all the same.
A trainer just called me told me I am entitled to a free training day get some tips and shit.
I told her I'll call her back in a couple of weeks.
Today was a repeat of yesterday my daughter did her own thing today over there she did 20 laps and some weights.
They just opened up an all you can eat chinese buffet right next door.
The smells from there made me get some for dinner.
It's cool because the wife was craving some tonight anyway.
So normally it's the dollar a scoop place I would get for myself two scoops of whatever looks good,a scoop of fried rice and a large egg drop soup with crab wontons and an egg roll.
That was my norm.
Everyone else usually orders the sesame chicken with fried rice or lo mein.
Host home guy gets two scoops with lo mein and a pop.
Tonight I got the family what they wanted and I ordered just one scoop of Happy Family.
My host home guy finished before me.
I ate that puppy real slow,chugged a lot of water and I didn't even fucking finish it.
Host home guy was asking for it but I'm not gonna let him eat off of someone elses plate.
So maybe that's my lunch for tomorrow.
Lunch today was two hot dogs with the other half of that canned spinach.
Breakfast was Rasin Bran.
I just finished an orange just now.
Gonna fill up my water bottle to keep with me when I sleep tonight.
Oh just out of curiosity I stepped on my scale earlier today.
It's only been the third day of dieting and the second day of working out and the scale reads 285.
Not celebrating I know how weights fluctuate daily.
My goal is 10 pounds a month 90 pounds by early March of next year.
You know when I used to smoke I needed like three cartons pretty much every month cause I was just about a pack a day smoker.
Today's prices at 50 bucks a carton I was spending about 150 dollars a month wait cigs were cheaper a few years ago but it's still around a hundred bucks.
Now that I've been smoke free for two years now I'm finding a little bit of my youth again.
I mean no way is it there or ever will be there fully. I currently can't do even one sit up.
But when I'm working out I'm actually sweating.
Before I had to quit because I couldn't breath before sweat even started forming.
Now I'm sweating like a piggy and could breathe and can do more and more.
It seems to get easier.
24 dollars a month will add up yes it will.
But I'm not wasting my money on smokes.
And I'm planning to be right there 5 days a week unless I have a host home obligation.
For the price of 5 packs of smokes a month I'm getting my health back.
Daughter had an overnight Navy obligation so I went over to Bally's on my own. Did my stretching then the elliptical stair thing for only a few minutes that thing is real hard on my legs then 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes on the bike. Treadmill alone it says I had burned 250 calories. Then the mechanical weights I tried quite a few out getting my arms to go everywhere 3 reps of 10 starting with an easy weight then going up 10 pounds.
My arms are sore right now. Tommorow I'll keep the weights the same as today. I'm sure the soreness will eventually go away.
Then the hot tub,3 laps on the pool swimming on my back forget what you call it arms in the air thing back and forth then the dry sauna. That steam one is unbearable man.
Then after my shower I notice they have a doctor's scale in the shower room. So I figured what the heck.
Weights fluctuate and scales calibrate differently but this is a doctor's scale.
Breakfast was a small bowl of Rasin Bran I fucking love that stuff.
Lunch was my leftover chinese with lots of water.
Dinner was Hamberger Helper. Another test.
Macaroni is the debil man.
But I did good with one small bowl.
Kinda sucks I won't be able to go there much on the weekends for I got my host home guy.
But 5 days a week is cool with me.
Today I got there at 7:30 in the morning and left there at 11:30am.
I also walk my dogs with my host home guy every day it's nice out.
Today we walked quite far.
This is quickly turning into an addiction.
Right now I'm contemplating putting in a movie while I walk the treadmill.
Wasn't meant to disturb, but to communicate the savage, sometimes evil, always intense joy of living, the ruthless unfairness of it, the fact of suffering, the futility of self-recrimination.
At the end he shrieks "I want to live" until it drowns out any hint of politics or meaning - you realize that it's going to overpower every other sensation, qualm, need. He wasn't rich & famous when he did this one.
I know a lot about having to force myself to live - altering the patterns, giving up things that used to define pleasure, that used to seem to make life "meaningful". I still have things to accomplish in that area, and dammit if the shrieking faggot doesn't have an excellent point: I Want To Live. Fuck the guilt, fuck the mistakes, fuck whatever it was it "meant" yesterday.
Movie + treadmill is an excellent notion.
You keep walking and I will start it up. I've been putting it off because I suck, so, it's time to suck less, and start hobbling my gimp ass up the road and back.
When nothing else works I remind myself how much money my family and friends put into restoring me to a semblance of life, and let that sweet, sweet guilt push me through yet another agony-saturated 24 hours.
I didn't catch that part in the end I'll have to download that puppy.
You know I think of it like this.
Sit on your ass watch TV with a bag of potatoe chips next to you or just get your ass out of the house and go for a walk.
Thanks for that Mr Freign.
This time it's for real.
Two years without a smoke it really would be a shame to myself if I didn't take full advantage of that.
I like to type up stuff like this to help me motivate.
You stay alive 5 more years and at least minimally functional enough to communicate on the web and enjoy a meal, and I'll buy you the dinner of your choice. LF is gonna outlive us both; the living Buddha cannot die.
Today I was by myself again. The regulars are starting to say Hi to me. They cannot have my arse. They cannot have my virgin arse.
So stretched for 15 minutes then I passed on that eliptical it's just so hard on my legs that thing.
30 minutes on the treadmill set for fat burning and 3.0 mph. Heart rate a bit high today the machine dropped my speed to 2.4 till my heart rate dropped to 115 bpm.
Then on the bike for another 30 minutes set again for fat burning 80 rpm's.
Then on to the mechanical weights. After doing this one machine that has your arms going out and in while sitting I developed a cramp on both my shoulders. I just moved it around till it stopped.
Did that for 30 minutes got on maybe 7 machines did some leg presses too and leg curls.
My body isn't as sore today than it was yesterday. Maybe tomorrow iI'll bring it up a notch.
Then to the locker room took a quick shower changed to my swim gear friend had called me on my phone told her about what I've been doing with myself got some support.
Then 5 full laps at the pool. No big deal. Back strokes real easy.
15 minutes in that hot tub ohhh mannn. Then another 15 minutes in the steam room.
Bring a bottled water with you and it's not so bad you can get used to it.
Back to the locker,another shower and I was done.
Got in today at 8:00am walked out at 11:00am today.
I gotta get used to everyone staring at my scar man.
Got on the scale in the shower.
Like I said. No biggie.
Rest of the day spent riding MOOP2 my vintage 2 stroke.
Cronus is still down. I'll get around to fixing her.
I got back from riding at 12:30pm. Breakfast was Rasin Bran. Lunch should be a salad but I had run out again. I cooked up a hamberger patty while watching TV. The munchies started bothering me so I turned my TV off and walked one of my dogs around the neighborhood. Back by 2:00pm in time to wait for my host home guy to get home.
The minute I turned that TV back on there's that craving to eat again.
So I stepped out and mowed the front lawn just in time before it rained and my host home guy came home just a few minutes after I was done. Timing couldn't be better.
Then we walked another dog around the neighborhood.
Now I'm here typing this up.
Made Beef Stroganoff for my host home guy tonight. Pasta man.
I'll make me a small bowl and chase it down with lots of water tonight.
When my wife comes home she'll give me some money so I can go to the supermarket with my host home guy and get some things we need. I better get more than one bag of salad this time.
Friday. Same as yesterday except I stepped it up a notch. I tried the cardio on the treadmill and had to lower my speed but I stayed at 3.0 MPH.
I kicked it up a notch on the bike too. Burned 100 calories on the bike,220 on the treadmill.
Increased my weights on the mechanical weights.
Free weights I'll stay away from. You can easily get scroliosis or whatever you call that. It's basically a condition where your shoulder blades go uneven because your working one arm harder than the other. The mechanical weights are more evenly distributed.
So my arms are good tonight but my legs are sore. I have my host home guy this weekend so I can't come back till Monday. It would really be unfair to him if I took him there along.
I also did 10 laps today on the pool.
So my weight on that doctor's scale today?
I was at 290 last friday. And now just one week later I lost 15 pounds?
They say the first few pounds are the easiest.
I feel bad this afternoon.
I needed to bake some cookies for our cookie jar was getting low.
Host home guy loves the stuff.
I snagged two of them.
Other than that,Breakfast was a bowl of Rasin Bran,lunch was a small salad with vinagarette dressing no bacon no crutons just salad from a bag and that dressing.
Dinner was a really small bowl of that leftover Stroganoff. Ate it real slow with lots of water.
This weekend my host home guy and I are probably gonna take the bus downtown. Usually we stop for lunch somewhere and we both pig out but this go around he can pig out and I'll watch him while I enjoy a dollar yogurt parfait at McDonald's.
Lots of tests for me these upcoming days.
This sunday is a family birthday my wife's neice at the part lots of Mexican food oh noes and early next month we're planning a new Mexico trip with the clan to meet up with some more clan.
All you can eat buffets in my future.
I have control. When I see all that food I see that same food clogging up my arteries. Then impregnated in my mind is my nekkid body thru that mirror in the shower room at Bally's.
Pedro is really small man.