Turbo 13 Explained: A while back, Nutrisystem replaced their “Lean 13” program with “Turbo 13.” Basically it’s the
3 Tips for Weight Loss & Workout Motivation: (What’s a sweaty selfie?) Of course, we know that the biggest motivation is when we see our hard-work paying off. Results like
Biggest tip for someone who wants to be “healthy” and “lose a lot of weight?” These terms aren’t always exclusive to one another. For example, there are people who lose
To lose weight, you just need to eat right and exercise. Am I right? Of course I’m not.
We think that losing weight is so easy, when in fact it’s really difficult, and many variables
Nora Dressing Herself:
- Nora — “I can’t do it”
- Me — “Just try, put your feet in there with the tag in the back”
- Nora — “I
Look, I’m even in a shirt at the beach
Now that the swimming season is over I have to own up to a overweight social problem I have with pools & large bodies of water … I always wear a shirt at the pool (and the beach for that matter) and it’s not to reduce sun exposure. Except for when I’m doing laps for triathlon training, if there is someone other than my wife and kids around, I’m wearing a shirt.
*Look Dad, a commercial to lose 18 pounds now!
No, I don’t have the inspiration that Roni does nor the confidence of Sue to wear what I want. Right now I can’t imagine not wearing a shirt to be completely honest.
I recently had two really difficult social moments during my triathlons related to clothes. The first was during my first Sprint triathlon. I felt like it was too short to wear my new wet suit so I went shirtless for the swim. Well the shirtless “during” the swim wasn’t the problem, it was the 45 minutes waiting beforehand and the 2 – 3 minutes running out of the water into transition that was difficult.
Being around all of the amazingly fit people made me feel a tad bit inferior to be honest. I know, I know, I should be proud of what I’ve accomplished and few people have done a triathlon. That still doesn’t make me feel any more comfortable with the state of my body.
The second was during my triathlon. After the bike I had to change completely out of my cycling clothes and into my running clothes. While I was wearing my swim trunks as a base (even though we didn’t swim) that was all I stripped down into in the middle of transition. Obviously I’ve changed in a locker room a million times but not out in the middle of a crowd infested transition area with lots of watching eyes.
Even though I never hear anyone say anything about me, my subconscious was playing games on me imagining all of the things people might say. I think that is actually my underlying problem, my mind does more damage than the words of anyone around me. My wife has tried talking me into wearing my shirt but I’m stubborn and won’t budge.
I don’t know when or if I’ll ever be comfortable not wearing a shirt around water. I can assure you one thing though, my shirt never effects me playing with my kids and having a good time in the water. With it on I’m a laughing, kid throwing, dunking, splashing, goofy dad who loves to play in the water. Without it I worry that I’d be too self conscious and not be the same person I am with it.
So for now, because it’s not preventing me from being me, I don’t think it’s hurting. Ideal, no … but I never said I was perfect. I’ll work on seeing if I can’t take it off a few time next summer, at least now I have a few months to mentally prepare.
related: I’m A Man, And I’ve Spent My Life Ashamed Of My Body – huffpost.com | How Weight Watchers for Men Works
I started this journey in January of 2007 at 400 pounds with Nutrisystem, later ditched it for Weight Watchers, and today I stand before you weighing in at 199.6 pounds. I stand before you a very happy, humble, energized, and motivated husband, father, and son.
My Scale Is Finally Below 200
It’s like a stage of Le Tour de France … I mean, check out all those hors catégorie climbs. Fortunately though, this stage ends on a decent so the sprinters will have a chance at this one 😉 … if you’re not a cyclist then that won’t be funny at all sorry.
I was going to start this post with all of the cool meanings behind the number 200, things like:
200 — The sum of dollars given in the classical Monopoly game to a player passing Go
200 — An HTTP status code indicating a successful connection (yes, I’m a web nerd)
200 — The smallest unprimeable number, it can not be turned into a prime number by changing just one of its digits to any other digit
200 — Roman Numeral CC
I’m sure I could have went on and on … but then I realized something. This event isn’t about the quirky oddities of a number to me, this isn’t that kind of posting. To me …
- Losing 200 pounds is about being able to run instead of walk.
- Losing 200 pounds is about being able to cycle instead of drive.
Weight Watchers Shrimp tacos Recipe:
Videos for Weight Watchers recipes on youtube are a little crazy. I usually have to watch them 5 times to digest all the info, (and my heart rate goes up!) so here’s an actual recipe:
1.) To make the slaw:
- 2 Cups coleslaw mix
- 1/4 cup cilantro