Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weekend Update

Friday I registered myself at so I could take advantage of the interactive calorie counter. According to the website, I am allowed 2,161 calories per day. So far so good. I have been under my calories for three days straight. I know it is not a huge win in the battle of the bulge, but it is a good step in the right direction.

The 5K did not go as planned. I was not able to run the entire race like I wanted to. My wife was not able to attend the race with us, so I had to manage the kiddos alone. The three of them started off very strong. Trevor was the first one to stop and turn around. He was close enough to the school that I let him go on his own. Riley made it just beyond the half way mark before she hitched a ride back. Ryann would run a little, then run a little. There was some type of law enforcement vehicle that followed the racers, but I couldn't just run off and leave my young kids to run alone. The weather was awful as well. I will just have to become more motivated and get out there and run on my own.

Small adjustments will lead to major changes in my health and fitness level.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Brutal Honesty from a Fat Guy

At track practice today I walked a little over a mile before practice began. That is probably the only good thing I did for my body today.

I feel like the biggest jerk ever. I ate like a homeless guy at a buffet today. I had fast food (large fries and sweet tea) for lunch. I grilled some steaks for dinner and had a baked potato. I had to stop and buy the steaks and potatoes. So while I was at the store I bought some chips and salsa. On the way home I had chips and salsa. When I got home my wife informed me I forgot something. So I had to go back to the store and get the butter for the potatoes. I bought some fried pies (the ones that come 4 to a pack). I ate the whole pack on the way home. But I did wash all of it down with a Coke Zero.

Why can I not get this over eating habit kicked? In our society people will over look the bad habit of over eating as if it isn't as bad as abusing alcohol or drugs. I need to realize I need God to help me with this or I will never get fit and healthy.

Struggling through,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Walhalla Elementary Family Fun Run

On Saturday March 26th at the butt crack of dawn I am going to run in my 5th or 6th 5k race. I have not went on any kind of run since probably November or December. I hope all of the basketball I have been playing will help me with this run. I am still playing basketball any where from 1 to 3 times per week. I don't have any delusions that I am going to set any world speed record for a 30 year old fat guy either.

In other news......
I was working as a companion aide for a student with special needs up until last week. I am no longer needed in that position, so I am unemployed. I am not dealing with this very well. I am struggling internally with what it is that I want to do for a living. I see a lot of different jobs that I feel I would be successful at and would probably enjoy, but I want to be doing what God wants me to do. I know I could get my teaching certificate and be a great teacher, or I could use my organizational skills in an office somewhere and be an outstanding administrative assistant, or I could be some kind of salesman and do great; but the thing I want to do most, is to please God with what I am doing as far as my job/career goes. This is not the easiest thing for me to deal with either because I have so much going on right now and I really enjoy all that I do. I work part-time at a therapeutic boys school. I am the volunteer sports league director at my church. I also coach the throwers on the track team at my local high school. I am getting ready to start subbing in the school district as well.

What is it that I am supposed to be doing????? All I know is that when I do get to the answer, I want the answer and God's will to match up.

I am seriously about to get seriously serious into losing weight and getting healthy.


Thursday, March 10, 2011


I am going to try and get my journey to good health and fitness another shot. I have not had the desire to get healthy and fit in a while. I am now helping coach track at my local high school and I need to be a healthy role model not only for my children, but for my athletes as well. It is not going to be an easy task. I am scared that I will fail and give up again.