Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 520 Striving For Tuckability and Watching Friends On TV

Day 520

Striving For Tuckability and Watching Friends On TV

This morning I got up feeling good, optimistic really—it was going to be a wonderful Tuesday. And it was. I started with this upbeat attitude and it carried over into everything I touched today. I started with my floor exercises and non-weighted squats. It’s a wonderful way to start the morning. I don’t necessarily break a sweat doing these, but I feel it in my muscles---it’s a nice start to any day, and I don’t need equipment or a drive to do them. It’s easy. And you know me, I’m all about making things as simple as can be.

At the same time I’m trying to keep things simple, my mind and my eyes are trying to absorb more information about better eating and strength training. I’m trying not to complicate things, that would be totally against my philosophy, but I do long for a better understanding of how our body works and why. This is where I am along this road. I’m very close to goal (whatever that is), and after 236 pounds of success---I’m realizing that the time has come to learn more, to broaden my understanding, and strive for optimal results.

I’m not there yet. I’m not. I still have weight to lose and don’t you even suggest I tuck in my shirt. I see people that have lost considerable amounts of weight and they haven’t had skin removal surgery, yet they are flat enough to tuck and look great. I want that too. Maybe my body is just different, I don’t know. I’ll strive toward tuckability while dressing in the most flattering un-tucked way. I’m going to get there, no problem!

I watched the Dr. Oz 100 Show today. What a wonderful idea and very well put together! I caught Ann on the intro, caught a glimpse or two of Zeusmeatball, and watched proudly as Diane from Fit To The Finish took the main stage. You can listen to an interview I conducted with Diane a while back, it’s still on my sidebar, just click play. Diane did a wonderful job---and everyone agrees, it’s unanimous---She looked absolutely incredible on TV! Diane, you might want to think about a career in TV! Maybe a weight loss type show? Seriously, great job Diane! It was so cool to watch friends on TV, it was just wonderful!

I was so proud of everyone that was a part of that show. It was inspiring to watch and Richard Simmons, what can I say---You know I’m a HUGE fan of Richard, He was just incredible. His story about his early eating disorders and how he turned it all around and has kept it off for over 40 years, it’s just amazing. They estimated that Richard has inspired at least three million pounds off of people around the world. That’s a bunch of inspiration. The pictures everyone took with Richard looked so wonderful, what a cherished memory that must be!

It was a long day today, but good. I had a creative spark today that resulted in a wonderful commercial that made the client laugh so hard, they had trouble regaining their composure after listening. That success made my day so much better. Big thanks to the voice talent that set that radio spot onto a wonderful level. Stephanie Williams and Anson Williams did an amazing job. It feels good when we do well, you know? Anything that improves our attitude and outlook like this---is a positive thing for our weight loss and fitness goals. And it works both ways. Losing weight and feeling great makes us do a better job, and doing a better job puts us in a positive frame of mind to do well at losing weight and feeling great.

Day 520 was a good day. I’m off work for several days starting tomorrow, so that’s going to be fun I’m sure! And tomorrow is weigh day! I can't wait to get those results!!! I need a little break from my workday routine---and this is it, so I’ll enjoy! Thank you for reading. Goodnight and…

Good Choices,


  1. Enjoy the rest of your week babe. :)

  2. Enjoy your days off. You deserve it!

  3. You may never be a shirt tucker. Even at my thinnest weight it has never been something I like to do. Enjoy your time off!

  4. Enjoy the rest of the week and I hope you have a great visit with your blogging friend!

  5. Oh drat! I missed that show. :-( Guess I will have to wait for the re-runs.

    I did watch a couple of video clips on the Dr Oz website... they had 2 of Richard Simmons from that show. I love that guy! Maybe someday he will let you interview him here for your blog. :-D

  6. Your comment about keeping things simple reminded me.... I was catching up on some journal papers I've had piling up on my desk since before Christmas, and there was one that I think you'll appreciate. There was a paper that appeared at the end of the 2009 in the journal Appetite in which a team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Germany and Indiana University studied people's ability to follow different diet plans. Anyway, the study and the finding are more complex than what I can describe here, but one of the major conclusions was that the more complicated people perceived their diet plan to be, the more quickly they lost motivation to follow it. The most effective diets (in terms of compliance, at least) are the ones that have the fewest rules to follow that people think are the simplest.

  7. Enjoy your days off!! I wish I could of watched the show but being in Germany right now I couldn't. Any plans for racquetball on ur days off??

  8. What determines whether or not you will need skin removal surgery? How often is it necessary when someone has lost a considerable amount of weight (say, over 100 pounds)? I haven't reached my goal yet, so I'm not sure if I'll need it.

  9. Stop it Sean! Stop telling yourself you still have work to do. You look awesome. Be proud. :)

  10. Sounds like a great show. Sorry i missed it! Congrats on the good WI.


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