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11/07/13 A note from my gym

Thursday, November 07, 2013

"A scale can essentially only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That's really about it. It cannot measure your brain, your heart, your beauty, your talent, your purpose, your strength, your character, or your love. "

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TENNISJIM 11/8/2013 6:06AM

    love the quote. thank you for sharing it

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My food intake has really been awful. I'm talking a whole bag of chips or whole box/thing of cookies awful. I keep justifying overeating by thinking it's okay because I've been going to the gym quite a bit.

It's really gotten out of hand. My clothes really aren't fitting well and my stomach is noticeably bigger. And when my stomach is bigger, it makes my chest appear smaller.

Sometimes I wonder what it must be like to not have any soft spots--to be able to sit straight up without a stomach hanging over the waistband. Or to be able to jump without something jiggling.

It must feel awesome.

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TENNISJIM 8/21/2013 7:02AM

    Hum...are these binges sporadic or all the time?

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Monday, August 12, 2013

The guy who normally runs my Monday and Wednesday evening gym classes has been gone all summer. I think he gets back sometime in September.

But the person filling in is incredibly, and terribly, and insanely attractive.

This has been great motivation to get to the gym.

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TENNISJIM 8/14/2013 5:58AM

    Haha -- Eye Candy and working out -- a good combination

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07/17/13 It Could Be Worse

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

And so my friend, I hear you say that life is s**t
You think that love must always end in pain
You hate the fact you need a man
Someday, you'll need a nurse
Be glad you're well, you fool
It could be worse

You b***h cause you're a sardine in a subway car
And that your life is wasted waiting for the train
You hate that you can't take a cab
Someday, you'll take a hearse
Enjoy the ride, you a**
It could be worse

A man can make about a thousand jokes
So bored of all the dull things that he does
Just read the news, because it's full of folks
Who wish their life was just the way it was

And so my friend, I wish you'd see each day's a gift
You get to dance, so try not to complain
If life's a test and all the world's a stage
Go on, rehearse!
You can't see what's ahead stuck in reverse
At least you're stuck with me
It could be worse

-Banded Birds

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TENNISJIM 7/18/2013 6:20AM

    did you write this poem?

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I was weighed at my gym yesterday, and I weighed in at 170.
It's really kind of bothering me.
That's definitely the heaviest I've been in quite a few years.
I vividly remember the 180's.
I haven't weighed myself for a few months.

My diet has been better lately.
It's still hit and miss at times, but there has been some overall improvement.
I go to the gym consistently.
I sweat a lot.
Honestly, my clothes fit better than ever.
My shoulders are bigger.
My arms look leaner.
Someone said my legs look bigger, in a good way (I wish they were smaller).
My chest seems bigger, also in a good way.
My stomach seems about the same. (but maybe bigger, in a bad way).

So I'm trying not to freak out too much by the 170.
It's hard.
I keep ruminating about it.
Because it worries me.
I don't want to think about it.
I can't help it.
And then I startthinking about all of the slip-ups I've had.
I start thinking about what I could have done differently.
I start thinking about what I should change.
Which isn't an entirely bad thing.
On the other hand, I've got a lot of good things going for me (see above).
I got body fat measurements yesterday as well, but I'm waiting on the results.
I should stretch more.
Why are mere numbers so powerful and [potentially] bothersome?

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PLANKWALKER 7/11/2013 11:09AM

    Thinking about change is not at all a bad thing! I've always found the translating to action part far more difficult. Keep at it!

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TENNISJIM 7/11/2013 6:26AM

    Numbers are powerful -- remember muscles weigh more than fat....

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CHERYLHURT 7/10/2013 4:37PM

  Very powerful!

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