2 Pounds Per Week

2 Pounds Per Week

I am still on track with my goal of eliminating one to two pounds of body fat per week. My goal is to weigh between 150lb to 160lb by Dec. 31st, 2008. I have been recording my weight weekly ever since March 10th, 2008. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.

First, some background, as I mentioned in my “A Win-Win-Win Situation” article, one of the “wins” was weight reduction. So here is the time line.

I quit smoking and started light aerobic exercise (walking) in November 2007. I increased my walking gradually and added other exercises in early January 08. Between November 07 to February 08, my weight was 230lb plus or minus a couple. So I didn’t gain weight after I quit smoking, but there was an anomaly that I noticed in March. I was gaining weight – What???

It went like this. I was substantial increasing my exercising, and to compensate for that, I was also increasing my food consumption. At my annual physical I learned that I weighed 244lb. The first thing I did was to buy a bathroom scale. The second thing I did was to figure out what I had to do in order to stop gaining weight and to start losing weight.

My assumption was that if I am exercising strenuously every week then I should be losing weight. This assumption was obviously incorrect. After a lot of research the “magic” answer came to me. It is just a matter of simple math – the net result of calories consumed minus calories expended. You do not need to be a member of Weight Watchers in order to understand this. So I started counting calories (1800 calories a day works for me) and every since, along with exercising, I have been slimming down slowly but surely. Below is my weight chart.

* Consult your health care provider before engaging in

exercise and or a change of diet.

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~ JB ~


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A Way

“A Way” in My Life

It is funny how sometimes we need other people to remind us of our beliefs. Oneonta Taekwon-Do recently put on an excellent seminar. My Taekwon-Do instructor Mr. Raymond Mannion, 2nd Dan brought up an excellent point in which he learned from his instructor Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim, 9th Dan. That Taekwon-Do is “a way” of thinking and living – it is not “the way”. Meaning there is more than “one way” in given areas of life. I believed in this principle before this seminar, but sometimes we need reminders to apply this principle to all areas of our lives, and for this, I am grateful.

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Detaching myself from the blog traffic outcome

Detaching/Blog Traffic

I can not be patient with patience. I need to work on being patient. Sometimes I have been disappointed with the amount of traffic that I have received to my blog. This is kind of or just downright silly considering that I started this blog a week ago. Obviously it will take time to build traffic.

With “looking for the good” in this situation, my strong desire for acceptance is forcing me to express myself through writing. I am pleasantly surprised with how much that I enjoy writing. I think this blog will be very therapeutic for me on several levels.

All in all – if the blog genie asked me, John, would you rather have one hundred a day thoughtful, intelligent visitors with a half-dozen comments or five hundred a day random visitors with no comments – I would say to the blog genie – send me the one hundred.

Here’s a little duality regarding my patience and impatience, being and becoming. I regularly listen to Brian Tracy’s “The Science of Positive Focus” so I can learn how to be what I want to be. I also regularly listen to Wayne Dyer’s “Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life – Living the Wisdom of the Tao”, so I can learn how to just be.

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