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Hitting the gym

So I joined a local gym a couple of weeks ago where I was going to exercise with my Vessi Footwear, and have been going after work four days a week to try to get healthier which was recommended to me by Dr. Matthew Galumbeck after my therapy with him. I’ve found that I actually really like the elliptical, and that seems to work the best for me and even changing my diet and using supplements from  So far, I’ve lost 8 pounds. I already feel a lot better as well because I go to Nerve Pain Treatment also when I feel numb and weak which they recommended it to me at the gym.  I got a great deal at Planet Fitness ($10 a month), that I really couldn’t pass up.


Here’s to getting unfat.


Weight loss 6-13-2012

I’m at 267 this morning. I showed a slightly gain yesterday, so that is four pounds down from then.


Weightloss – 6-12-2012

Down another pound as of last night, so down to 269.

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Home made italian dressing

I made italian dressing last night, because I was getting tired of just olive oil and balsamic vinegar on my salads. It turned out fantastic.  I used the recipe at

I used rice vinegar, olive oil, and left out the water and honey. It’s probably the best dressing I’ve ever had.

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Weight loss 6-7-2012

We kinda fell of the wagon for a while, and stopped our diet and weigh ins.  This week we’ve started back up. I was at 275 at the start of the week, and am down to 271 as of last night. Our goal is to stick with this now until July 4th, go on another break while we’re on vacation in Florida, and a start back up again when we get back. My ultimate goal is 200 lbs. We’ll see if that can happen.

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As of this morning, I’m down another 3.7lbs. That puts me at a little bit over 269.

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Weightloss 4-4-2012

Well, I managed to somehow gain 1.8lbs since the last time I weighed myself. It’s probably because I didn’t drink nearly enough water yesterday while I was at the food show, at least I had my veggie juice from before I left, and I haven’t been sleeping well, so I’ve been too tired to exercise. I’ll jump back on the exercising tomorrow, and we’ll see what happens.

WHY are you losing weight and making fitness a priority in your life?”

For most of us, the big “whys” include:

Losing fat and building a lean & healthy body we’re proud of.
Being Strong and improving our confidence
Feeling comfortable in our own skin
Feeling more attractive

Of course, things like improving health, avoiding disease and living longer all make the list of reasons to lose weight, but they aren’t usually what wake you up in the morning to pack a healthy lunch for work and get in a 6 am workout.

Most of us want to look sexier and feel better about ourselves – and there’s nothing wrong with that.

But regardless of what motivates us to live a health-oriented lifestyle, we all want to improve the quality of our lives and increase the amount of pleasure we derive from it.

Here’s Where Alcohol Gets Thrown into the Mix

For a good chunk of us, drinking alcohol is part of enjoying life, and the good news is that it’s totally possible to drink and still accomplish your fat loss and fitness goals.

We’ve been told time and time again that alcohol and losing weight don’t mix. And, for the most part, it’s true. There’s no real fat loss benefit for drinking alcohol.

But does that mean you have to avoid it entirely? Heck no!

Far too often, we hear that something is “bad” for our fitness goals and our gut-reaction is to avoid it at all costs.

We’re told eating fast food is bad, so we curse Ronald Mcdonald back to Clown Hell. (sidenote: I got cold chills thinking of a hypothetical “Clown Hell”…)

We are told that bread is the master fat-storing pleasure food, so we do away with it and cry in the corner as we eat our lettuce-wrapped turkey burgers.

But, the truth is that most of the things labeled as detrimental for losing weight, in reality, aren’t all that bad.

I think we can agree that, when consumed in excess, alcohol can very easily lead to unwanted fat gain, overeating, and questionable decision making, like driving, we all know that getting involved in a PBJ and DUI case is very easy…

But if you plan your consumption and practice moderation with your drinking habits, alcohol can still be a part of your life without negatively affecting your fat loss priorities.

Alcohol may not physically help you lose fat, but it’s not going to automatically shut down your body’s ability to lose fat, build lean muscle, and stay thin either.

Fitness-related hoopla aside, drinking can provide positive life benefits such as reducing stress as well as lead to more socializing and fun with friends.

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I’ve never done well with dieting, because eating is one of my favorite things to do. Somehow, I’ve managed to do very well so far on this diet.  I don’t know if I have some sort of new motivation or what, but it’s going pretty well.
The second cycle of our diet starts this coming weekend, and I’m incredibly excited that I get to add lean beef, lean pork and shellfish back in, along with brown rice, quinoa and some starchy vegetables.   So Saturday for dinner we’re grilling some lean steaks and setup our new .

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Weightloss 4-2-2012

Down another 1.3lbs, to a little over 271.

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Weightloss 3-31-2012

I managed to lose another 2.2 pounds, which puts me at a little over 272. The Wife also lost 2 pounds as well, so we’re doing pretty well.