Category Archives: Fears

Need Control

In January 2007, I reached my goal weight. I had to lose 58 pounds to get there. But, I did it. And, from that time until (around) April of 2013, I was able to maintain that number of (around) 174 … Continue reading

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It’s Armageddon

It’s been the worst week ever. And, that’s saying something considering how the past five months, or the past two years, or the past four years have gone. I’m afraid to get on the scale. It’s been a while. But, … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom

One week ago, I weighed 185.5 pounds. This morning, I weighed 189 pounds. Too many Christmas cookies. Too much time on the computer. Not enough time exercising. I need to start tracking my food again. It’s been too long. I … Continue reading

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Ready To Crawl Up From Rock Bottom

On June 21, 2006, I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting. At that time, I weighed 232.4 pounds. (That was better than the 242 pounds that I weighed on April 21, 2003. But, I was still a tub of goo, … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/1/13

Even though I was sore from the gym yesterday and feeling incredibly fat today, I went for a run at 10 AM. It was cool out there – RealFeel® 32° F with some decent wind at times – but, I … Continue reading

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Pre-Race Fears

In less three hours, the starting gun will fire for my 5K race today. This course is a killer – monster hills.  Last year, I ran it – and it was my first 5K ever – and I did it … Continue reading

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What The Heck Is Wrong With Me?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me? I am tired, stressed, light-headed, irritable, lethargic, depressed, confused and I cannot stop overeating. I am not sleeping well. I have no drive to do the things that I need to get done … Continue reading

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Is This What Getting Old Means?

I went to the gym this morning after breakfast and before work.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls … Continue reading

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David “650-Pound Virgin” Smith Regains Weight

Back in 2009, David Smith – who lost more than 400 pounds in just 26 months without gastric bypass surgery – was the celebrated subject of a TLC documentary. Click here for more on his story at that time. This … Continue reading

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Fear Of What Happens When You Hit 50

In January, the husband of my wife’s friend passed away – after a nine-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 59-years old when he died. Yesterday, someone who I worked with for years passed away. He had stomach cancer. He … Continue reading

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Right Knee Not So Right

My right knee bothered me last Sunday, while running.  But, it seemed O.K. in the gym yesterday. Then came last night and this morning. It was stiff, but not terrible, after dinner yesterday.  And, then, this morning, when I woke … Continue reading

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Pre-Race Jitters

Four hours until my race today. Yesterday, I went to check the course for the first time.  It’s much more hilly than advertised.  I may have to reconsider my goal and just be happy to finish. And, it was really … Continue reading

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Sitting Makes You Fat

Great.  Between driving/commute time and working in the office, between Monday and Friday, I’m sitting for at least 11 hours a day.  Here’s the story behind the headline on this one, via the Daily News – Sitting down makes you … Continue reading

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Over The Hill?

Before this year, I’ve never run in my life.  However, thanks to C25K, I’ve now been running “personal” 5Ks for the last eight-plus months.  And, about a week and a half ago, I joined a running club. After joining the club, … Continue reading

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Com’on Scale, Cut Me Some Slack

I was pretty good yesterday with respect to sticking to my eating plan. But, I didn’t get much moving around in…thanks to working an 11-hour work-day. After that, I was pretty gassed and I fell asleep in front of the … Continue reading

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Orthopedist Bound

So much for “the test.” I got seven minutes into a run tonight, around 8 pm, and I had to shut it down because of the pain in my knee.  Took me 13 minutes to walk back home from my … Continue reading

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Bleeping Bagels

Yesterday, a co-worker brought in bagels for everyone in our department. And, they were huge. If I had to guess, they were 6 inches wide and 3 inches high. Big, old, monster, doughy, white bread bagels. Now, right away, I … Continue reading

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Le Freak, C’est Brief, Over Blippy Weight Gains

According to Weight Watchers, I’m 2.6 pounds heavier this week than I was last week. And when I first heard that, I freaked. My food intake this past week was what it normally is; and, I hit the gym, etc., … Continue reading

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No Gain, Old Pain…When The Plan Goes Bam!

Before I got fat, there was a period of my life where I was somewhat of a gym rat. I loved getting my workouts done. It started with Nautilus equipment back in 1981. And, I stayed with that until 1989 … Continue reading

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Can I Get A “Hang With ‘Em” From The Congregation?

As previously mentioned, in the 11 weeks prior to this past week, I had a lot of flexibility with my schedule which synched up nicely along side my recent fitness initiatives.  But, starting with this past week, my schedule became a lot … Continue reading

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Working Out The Work-Out Schedule Around Work

File this one under: “Bad News leads to Good News; and, then, Good News leads to Bad News.” Near the start of last November, I found out that my job was going to be eliminated at year-end (2010). That was … Continue reading

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