Showing posts from February, 2009


So I've been reflecting on the last 10 months of weight loss and how far I've come. I have a long road ahead of me but I'm very confident with God's help my fitness goals will be reached. I started my weight loss journey on April 16th 2008. I weighed in at 455lbs. The highest weight I had ever been at. Using the tools shown to me by First Place 4 Health and I now weigh 369lbs. My short term goal is to lose another 14lbs by April 16th 2009. I want to be able to say I lost 100lbs. the first year, doing it the right way. Eating healthy and exercising. With dedication and the reassurance of my family and First Place 4 Health bible study group, I will continue to loss the weight and grow closer to God in the process.

If your struggling with your weight and need some support, we should talk. It isn't easy to change and I know that. Without the support of others and a strong relationship with God I would be depressed and unhealthy. If you want to make a cha…

Hawx is coming

I've been waiting for this game for almost a year now. I can't wait to play it. My favorite jet has always been the A-10 Warthog. I'm looking forward to flying some missions with it in this game.

Bullet Time = Slow Down

So I'm realizing that it's about that time again. My programming has been planned out for months and my next big event isn't until March 21st. I have little things that people need me to get done for them and some long range projects but for the most part my life has entered into bullet time. Things slow down and I begin to anticipate the next wave of planning and activities. In a few weeks we will begin to plan for Promotion Sunday and VBS. Before you know it Rally day will be here again and the craziness will begin. For the next few weeks I'll enjoy the slow down as best I can. Before I know it I'll be planning for the Survivor Lock-in.

Weight Loss and Helix

So since April of 08 I have lost 83lbs. Its been pretty easy making the right food decisions. Kirsten has an occasional craving. I usually just ignore her when she starts talking bad food. She's lost about 70lbs. She's close to her goal but I have quite a longer journey. I need to drop about 140 more. It will take awhile but at least I know I'm doing the right way. No surgery, or crazy diets just eating properly and exercising 5 times a week. I ran around at Helix last night for about an hour. I remember when I did that and couldn't move the next day. Now I just feel great.

"You Hear What You Want To Hear"

Let me begin this blog post by saying I'm very upset. I will get into what has made this way in a moment. But first I must say that I'm odd and quite a difficult person to live with. I know this and my family knows it all too well. With that said what I'm about to share is coming from my skewed and distorted point of view.

Today the youth group will be having MYOP, make your own pizza night. I get ingredients that are cheap and often not the best for someone who is counting calories and watching his sodium intake. At times I choose not to have dinner with the group because I just shouldn't eat what they are having. Tonight I planned everything out so that I could eat with the kids. I logged all my food intake for the day in advance so that I knew where my numbers would fall. The computer program I use has the motto of going green. When everything is done properly I get all green bars indicating I did my part for becoming healthy and losing weight. Well, I planned out my…

Going Low Sodium

I've been faithfully logging all of my food intake on for several weeks now and the website has brought something to my attention. I'm not eating as healthy as I should be. My sodium is sky high. I've managed to eliminate the high sodium choices from my diet and yesterday I went all green. That means I met all the websites requirements for health and weightloss. Not only did I cut my sodium, I also cut 4.5 lbs. Sweet!