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Friday, April 02, 2010

Hey Good Morning!

My glucose came in @111 this morning and my weigh-in came up with a 1lb gain...obviously not as cool as a big loss...but overall I feel like my metabolism is really doing great burning through everything...I really upped my calories and carbs going into last weekend and I had a few lingering sloppy days...so a pound up, as much as I'd like to never see that sort of fluctuation...I'm cool with it and in the big scheme of things...no big deal!

The real stuff this week had to do with gaining back a bunch of my life...getting out and driving my truck again, walking and exercising at a few parks, seeing the sights, checking in with friends...yesterday Cindy even pushed me to go to the Super Target in Fitchburg w/her, I was at first not sure...I'm not a big fan of crowded places and unfamiliar spots...but it happened...no problem. I even did laps around the produce dept. while Cindy was shopping. Scary to share some this stuff, because these are the basics, but they are big steps for me getting healthy and taking my life back...this journey is mine, all mine and I'm really learning to be good to myself and trust that not only can I do this, but I'm already doing it...one step at a time. I saw a really heavy lady in the target store riding one of those scooter things, as I walked by...we caught eachother's eye and I can't be sure what she was thinking...I'd like to imagine that she was saying "you go dude!"...but she looked pretty unhappy and even though there was an obvious common bond/being obese...it wasn't a real friendy look. As we drove out of the parking lot and I saw this woman again scooting to her car...I just said to Cindy "I'm not judging...but I'm never gonna let that happen." I mean that, come hell or highwater...there might be ups and downs, ebbs and flows but I'm gonna keep at this no matter what.

It was real cool to see some friends like I mentioned...these are a few of the women at Mallatts on Monroe Street(JaJa & Susanna) where we ship all of our orders for the business...they hadn't seen me in the store for awhile and they want to take a picture.

Cindy & I are banging away on a long list today, lots to do and family company tomorrow. My 86 year old Grandmother is coming for a visit...so that'll be really cool to spend time with her.

I've got a training session at 1pm w/Annette today...gonna sweat a little and give myself some more esteem!

Have a great Friday, Ryan
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    Hi Ryan,

    I read this blog yesterday but didn't have a chance to comment. It is one of the happiest blogs I've ever read. You have accomplished so much this week---getting out a lot and driving your truck. You called those things "the basics," but being able to do the basics like most other people is a TERRIFIC milestone!! I am so happy for you!!! You ARE taking your life back and you inspire the rest of us who just read about it!

    My best to you.


    4097 days ago
    Great picture! I love it and you all look great! I know Mallatts well and living in Fitchburg, the SuperTarget as well! Way to get out there and reclaim your life!

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    Comment edited on: 4/3/2010 1:50:30 AM
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    4098 days ago
    Way to go! Keep on keeping on Madtown Buddha. emoticon
    4098 days ago
    P.S. I just thought of something...

    You might not be familiar with the term YOU'RE KILLING ME LARRY!! Because it's a commercial for a mattress store in Southern California.

    You're in Wisconsin right? D'oh!
    4098 days ago

    When you make yourself vulnerable like this post, it just kills me, making me emotional because I know how hard that must be and I love that you put it out there.

    In a perfect world wouldn't it be great if you could have reached out to scooter woman so she could get on this ride? Sometimes I wish I could do that when I see people in the real world, but I have a feeling it isn't going to turn out the way I picture it in my head.

    That one pound - "in the big scheme of things...no big deal!"
    4098 days ago
  • MEGANC1988
    4098 days ago
    Dude, I am so happy for you. Forget the 1 lb. All the positive this week was well worth it. Starting to live your life is what it is all about.
    I don't know exactly what happened (eye contact) between you and that lady in the scooter, but perhaps you could have mentioned Spark People to her?! Let her know it can be done. Now that you are out and about you most likely will have more of these types of encounters. I'm not saying it's on your shoulders, but remember where you were and how great it would have been if someone who's been there tried to help you. Just a thought.

    Either way, way to go on getting up and going out. Have A SparkTacular and Eggcelent Weekend!

    Take care and stay healthy
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    4098 days ago
    I agree, re: "the real stuff"...!

    Kudos, congrats and hat's off to the *OPENING* of your lifestyle! :-)

    4098 days ago
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