Monday, February 20, 2006

New material.....

Yes, yes.....

The blog has been neglected. I haven't really had the urge to write much. I have really been focusing on my health....and true to my form.....have substituted one interest for another.

I have lost almost 14 lbs and have been working out 5-6 times a week. My eating has gone back to the old healthy way.....havent been to McDonald's for over a month. When I go to a fast food place...I have been eating salads and other "healthy" things. I let myself eat the things I like....but in much smaller portions.

January was a very rough month on me. I was very depressed through much of it. I found that getting back into the gym and taking care of myself and doing positive things made my outlook much more optimistic. Some of the things that depressed me still exist...they still have the power to bring me down. But.....having a outlet that releases the anger,anxiety, and stress is something that I truly look forward to every day.

I purchased a cheap MP3 player and loaded it with music that I knew would move me.....and it works well with me. Nothing like a great blasting version of "wont get fooled again" with the cathartic scream at the end to make you feel like you are throwing a metaphorical rock off of your back.

I go to bed every night feeling good that I am not sneaking down to the fridge for something to eat before I rest my head. I even look forward to getting on the scale and seeing results.

Here is to a new beginning!

5 comments:

JAX said...

Sorry you're dealing with some depressing issues.

Working out IS a good release! You're a smart feller!

Keep up the good work. You're my inspiration.

Love ya buddy!!!! Hugs!

clew said...

I'm cheering you on, Mike. You're an inspiration, seriously! Glad to have gotten a chance to know you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!! 14 pounds ... you are my inspiration and I am so proud that you are dealing with the "low spots" of life with a healthy outlet...

Keep the faith and trust the process.... Love dad

Lori said...

I love that your Dad posts comments on here. That speaks so highly of you both, Mike.

I'm glad you're finding a good way to deal with the stress. I truly do understand. I've been doing better; eating healthier, cutting back on portions and trying to walk during my lunch. Small steps, but I'm getting there. Hang on with the other things. It truly does get better..promise. TT, Mikester

mavis2706@comcast.net said...

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Hi Mike!! I check out your blog every so often and do enjoy it. Your weight loss is terrific, keep up the good work, you have the right attitude. Aunt Maisie.