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My Battle of the Bulge

Discussion in 'Trucking Fit & Fit to Live' started by RoadTime, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. RoadTime
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    70 pounds gone now. Definitely in uncharted territory now. Best guess is at least 15 years, maybe 20 years since I've been at this weight.

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    Happy Birthday to me :)

    How did I celebrate? By trying two things for the 1st time.
    Grass fed/finished beef and making spaghetti squash.

    In case you missed the video by The CraftyTrucker here it is.




    Mine was pretty simple with what I had. Cooked the meat with some olive oil, added tomato sauce, little garlic powder, oregano and mushrooms. Topped with some parmesan cheese.

    OMG, was this good! Most tasty thing I've had in a long time.

    Excuse the messy plate. About half way through, I managed to pull myself away to take a picture ;)

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    The other day when I was at a Army Depot, the lady doing my paperwork asked for my ID.
    After doing a triple check between the ID and me she said.
    "you look very different"
    I told her I've lost 70 pounds since that picture.
    "on purpose?", she asked. I got a chuckle out of that.

    She went on to talk about how she needed to lose weight, but her knees hurt so much she couldn't exercise.
    I told her so did mine, but not any more. Explained what I've been doing, and that I have not exercised at all, 100% diet.

    I could tell her motivation level for change was really low and wanted a "easy" solution.

    She brought up that she was looking into bariatric surgery, pretty sure I groaned and rolled my eyes.

    Sadly, reminded me of this depicted old saying...

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    It's fish night.

    Decided to try something a little different and make Salmon En Papillote.

    Anyone like me that said, huh?

    It's salmon in parchment paper, and steamed in the oven.

    Pretty easy and interesting combination of ways to make it. Can even add veggies or whatever with it. And then the ahh moment, as steam and aromas are released at the opening.

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    Been watching the cooking channel again?
     
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    Lol, kind of. I saw it on master chef Jr. of all places.
    Since I love salmon, and never heard of such a thing before, I made a note to try it

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    With the 70 pounds off, I've been slowly working on some strength conditioning and flexibility training.

    This week I dusted off my old Perfect Push-up. Anyone else try this before?

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    Talk about a bad start. 1st attempt, could not even do one. Seriously?

    2nd attempt, struggled but did two. It is a lot more challenging then a normal push up. Just to be sure that was correct, I just did 10 regular with out much difficulty.

    After my first attempt fail, I did do 6 of the modified push ups.

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    FYI Yes, that's me in the pics lol



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    Growing up my #1 hated food was Liver.

    At least once a week, mom would make this cheap hated dish.

    With the rule that you could not leave the table until you eat everything on your plate, I'm just glad I had a dog, actually three ;)

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    Last night I made the dreaded Liver and onions for the first time. While I was sauteing the onions, I went back and forth deciding if I wanted to cook the liver on the electric grill or risk screwing it up in the pan. Heated up the grill 3 times, fully aware of my pan difficulties. I burned bacon just the other day :rolleyes:

    Finally I decided, I'm not going to get any better at using a pan unless I use it, so pan it is.

    By this time, the onions were partially caramelized, which later would taste incredible.

    I was shocked at how fast the liver browns up.

    Meal completed and taste test time.

    Despite the distinctive taste of liver, which was tolerable. Taken with the now caramelized onions, created many Mmmmm moments.

    So in the end, I can officially say, that Liver is back on the menu :)
     
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    On purpose?

    I've been asked this question about my weight loss twice in last couple of weeks.
    Today it was followed up by, "well, that's enough".

    Not that it matters, but both times asked by women.

    For some reason, the "that's enough" comment today, kind of irked me.

    Am I getting over sensitive about my weight on the other end of the spectrum now? I still want to lose 10-15 pounds more.

    At 6'3 and 193 pounds, I hardly think of myself as a featherweight





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    Their just jealous because women have a harder time at losing weight then men. I wouldn't worry about it. Keep up the good work. Your body will let you live a while longer.
     
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    I'm the same height and about 205 I say 190 is where I would like to be. Said as I drink my morning Mt. Dew.
     
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    Jeez, I was 5'10" and now shrinking. I'm 190 lbs. You guys are 5 plus inches taller than me! My weight must be in mussel. Yeah mussel! I'm pretty sure its mussel. I read somewhere that mussel weighs more than fat.
     
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    Tried my first fresh avocado tonight.

    Besides being good for you, and providing a nice dose of health fats and fiber, It taste awesome.

    I never knew there were so many creative recipes. I even saw one for avocado popsicles lol.

    But mostly, I was just fascinated with the huge seed

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