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China: Weight

Posted on 2012.07.15 at 16:58
Mental Status: accomplishedaccomplished
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In March I weighed 322 pounds.  I measured myself after I came back from a walk this afternoon.  I weighed 289.5.  32 pounds?  I am almost half way to where I want to be. 

What is responsible for it?  Well, limited food choices are a big help, but the biggest thing is being more active.  I walk everywhere all the time.  I try to get in three miles a day every day.  Today I did seven miles to an abandoned movie set.  My friend Sue from England accompanied me there.  It is a lot easier getting those miles out if you have someone to go with you. 

Of course I am worried for when I get home.  I want to keep walking every day and not miss doing what I need to do.  Hopefully a new assignment at a plant under construction will allow me to keep more active.  I hope so.  Being here allowed me to change, but changes back home are going to be needed if I am going to be able to keep it up.

You can easily get used to being inactive if you surround yourself with inactivity.  I have to leave the town I am living in and inject myself around people that are more active.  When I travel and see friends I match them in all that they are doing, but when I return home I return to old bad patterns.  

My calves are coming alive.  If you are obese, your calves grow to a HUGE size.  They move around a lot of weight and they grow thick with muscle, but the skin becomes rigid too.  They seem a little smaller now.  I have more feeling in them.  Leg and foot stretches are done twice daily to make sure everything is OK.  This is how things are going to get better.  Without these legs working as best as they can, I just don't see myself losing the weight.

In other news.... I don't post many open entries anymore.  This is one, but if you want to read more, you are going to have to sign on to read them.  You do NOT have to have a LJ account.  You can sign in using facebook if you want, but I want to know who is reading the protective posts.  A month into posting over here a Chinese engineer talked about finding this blog.  That was more than a little bit unnerving.  ....and I have a lot to say about life over here.


musicboxwaltz at 2012-07-15 14:27 (UTC) (Link)
one thing, you HAVE to keep a regimen and consistency to keep the lbs off, get into the habit of doing exercise everyday at the same time usually. congrats!
rani23 at 2012-07-16 22:17 (UTC) (Link)
Its not much longer now, right?
a_lonewolf at 2012-07-18 16:34 (UTC) (Link)
That's awesome, Bob! You're doing great!
sirch_nahgaug at 2012-07-25 03:25 (UTC) (Link)
Seriously bro, AWESOME EFFIN WORK! I am really proud of you!!! I know how hard losing weight can be and I totally agree that you will need to change how you do business once you get home. Trick is to keep it going one day at a time, think about what you're eating and don't cheat (too much) and you'll keep going in the right direction. ^_^
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