I found a dam photo of fat me!

Fat me is at the Hoover dam last summer thus the seemingly misspelled expletive in the post title. Sometimes I stumble across an old picture I forgot I had and get to revisit the fat me again. It is so weird. Makes me angry and happy at the same time.

Mother’s Day was nice but I failed in the gift department. Karlie let me slide with an IOU on the gift. Me and the kids made her breakfast in bead. On a side note, gift giving is harder when your wife is a florist who is on a diet and you are broke as a joke.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
  • flowers
  • chocolates
  • jewelry
I have to get creative. After I made her breakfast I made some corsage deliveries to the Moms in the family before church. As always, everyone was thrilled to receive Karlie’s beautiful orchid corsages and Karlie was thrilled to stay in bed while me and the kids made the deliveries.
After church Karlie enjoyed some alone time going through shows on the Tivo while the kids and I took a nap. After that, we headed over to Karlie’s mom’s house and visited for a while. Dinner at my mother in-laws is to hard for us because the food is so good and we can’t have most of it. Potato salad is Karlie’s favorite and she couldn’t stand to be tempted so we ate dinner before going over. After making a good choice like that, I ate some leftover Easter M&Ms out of the candy dish….stupid.
Cody, my ripped, college football Champ, Brother In-law & his wife Amber are staying at Mom Larsen’s for a while and he helped me work out a regimen to start gaining some muscle while I am losing weight. I have been reading a lot about body building and know that as I gain muscle I will slow down my weight loss but not necessarily my fat loss. My new goals will be weight related still but I think I am going to need to focus on body fat % loss as a more accurate measurement for my goals going forward. If I am doing this right, I should see the % drop every week and still be dropping pounds overall.
The weight lifting is going to be in 2 cycles that last 6 weeks long each. One cycle is strength training and the other is heavy lifting. I am starting with the strength cycle first. One thing I loved that Cody pointed out is that if you are doing the weight lifting right, your heart rate should stay up the whole time. He suggested working out by myself or with someone who wants to work even harder than me. Great advice. I need to make the limited time I have at the gym count so you won’t see me just hangin’ around between sets very long.
I miss reading and commenting all on the weight-loss blogs I follow. I need to set aside some time because it motivates me and gives me the umph I need in my weekly weight loss efforts. I feel so out of the loop with everyone and their struggles and successes. Even if I don’t comment I will be blog stalking this week for sure.

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