Cookie monsters and other stories….

Am I the master of my own destiny? No clue, but am I the master of what I eat? Yes!

Yesterday was a tough day, my roarsome SIL came to visit and to make christmas cookies. Here is a very interesting fact about the Big Boned Biker, until I met my wife I had never decorated christmas cookies. My family simply didn’t do those type of things. Another interesting fact, the incing is my favorite part…hence the tough day.

I tracked all that I ate, but I made some bad regrettable choices. We decided to go to IHOP, YUM! I love the cinni-stack pancakes, because they don’t need any extra syrup on them. So I ordered them up, knowing from previous experience they are only about 15-17 points. It was a wonderfully delicious, tickling the taste buds as each bite was savored. After, I pull up my trusty Weight Watchers App to track, and am shocked when I see that my 15-17 point meal was 24! I forgot that I meant to order the 3 stack not the 4. Le Sigh, ok I can move on no biggie, and try and plan out the rest of my day.

Lunch time rolled around but with a slight issue, instead of doing the cookies after my sons nap as I thought we would do, we did them when he got back from daycare at noon. I found myself soon taking little licks of frosting, and a few more, and a few more, and a few more. You get the idea, right? So lunch did not really happy, but at about 2:30 I ate some soup and chips. I was starving, and that is not a good time to eat. I am feeling kind of disappointed in my choices for the day but that is ok, dinner will be easy to get through.

Dinner time! I decided on some more soup, chips, broccoli with cheese, and a pastrami sandwich. Ok, so dinner is done and I am satisfied. Wait, no I am still really hungry! Ok, I will finish off the pastrami and that should do it! Nope…ok lets have some dessert, a pudding cup to round off the meal. Done finally? Nope. So I spent a few hours fighting it, getting hungrier and finally decide to have some candy. Candy is filling right? As I was putting it in my mouth, chewing it, the pain of regret already set in. So I spit it out! Still hungry though, so I decided on having a yogurt. After that, I feel asleep watching tv and woke up in a much better mood.

Lesson learned? Make sure I eat throughout the day, so that way I am not overly hungry for any of my meals.

In other news, I can now do 10 pushups in a row, NOT on my knees. I even did a clapper the other day, but only one of those. I also went to the K-mart the other day and saw some hoodies that I liked. However, they only had 1xl available, but decided to put it on anyways. It fit realitivly ok! I know that hoodies though tend to run a bit big, but still a great feeling none the less.

This is my last update most likely of the year, but if you have gotten any help from this blog, from my story, please share it with others. See you next year!

Keep On Rolling,

Big Boned Biker

Happy Holidays!

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Guest Blog part 2

Hey you made it! So lets continue the story where it left off….

Katrina, my trusty steed sat in that garage, anguishing that she had been sold to a fatty such as I. I soon found myself at a point where I was regaining any little bit of weight I had lost from first buying her. So I decided to do something drastic, something that would be a last ditch effort, something that I knew wouldn’t work! I rejoined Weight watchers, despite the fact in the past I had done horribly on it. If I remember correctly the previous time I had done WW I lost about 15 pounds and gained 20!

I joined, and the first week I lost 8 pounds! The “hellz ya I got this” attitude is a dangerous one. The next week we had some friends visit and went to check out the historical re-enacment(fur trader era I believe). I still remember the smell of the kettle corn, actually being cooked in a kettle at that, it was like ambrosia, so needless to say I felt that I deserved it. After all I had lost 8 pounds the week before right? Since I did so well, I should also have myself some lovely pizza, I mean I lost 8 pounds didn’t I?
I think you get the picture right? I felt so bad about the food I decided to not track it, because as ever one who ever has done WW(or many other diets as well) knows, if you don’t track it you DIDN’T eat it!

I gained, big surprise right? BOOM! BAM! THWAP! It hit me, it hit me hard and fast! You can not trick the scale!!! Nothing you tell yourself will allow that to happen, you weight what you weight. Since that day I have not missed a day of tracking yet(that was back in sept. 2012).

I also started riding Katrina again right before I rejoined WW. In 2012 I put on about 60ish miles! For a person of my size that was great! I still did not bike as much as I wanted, but winter came sooner than I had hoped as well. I spent the winter in the gym dreaming of hitting the road on the back of my majestic metal steed! I worked hard, and by spring I was down a hundred pounds. This year I put on 901 miles(though there were a few trips that I didn’t count). I am planning on doing a bike your next year( http://www.gofundme.com/bigbonedbiker ) of about 400+ miles.

For those of you who are new, I encourage you to go through the old entries, and for those who have already been here, thank you all for your encouragement.