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One Week In

Well, one week in and somehow I’m not back in my 34″ pants. What gives?

Fo’ reals tho, we’ve been getting up at 6:00am and hitting the gym, lifting weights Monday, Wednesday and Friday with some cardio and 40-ish minutes of cardio on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (though I missed the cardio on Saturday).

Been eating pretty good as well. Had a few bad things over the weekend but not a whole binge day of eating as we’ve done in the past.

I’ve got a long way to go before I’d feel comfortable in a swimsuit. I reckon I’m starting out as heavy as I’ve ever been. What can I say, I’ve enjoyed a lot of good food and couch time the last 9 months. Did I say GOOD food? I meant terrible, unhealthy, nasty food.

Oh, and I could REALLY use a personal bathroom in my office since I’m getting up EVERY 30 MINUTES to pee from all the water I’m drinking.

Maybe after a few weeks I’ll post my before picture.

Tomorrow it begins

It’s later than I’d like, but tomorrow begins an intense body and mind transformation. No more excuses. No more laziness. I finally have a deadline of late July. I have three months before I hit the beach with friends.

Stay tuned for more info. Off to bed with me.

My Name Is Kary And I’m An Addict

Surprised guy Fat-froDrugs? No. Alcohol? No. Tobacco? No.

I’m addicted to food. Food Food Glorious FOOD. And it’d be different if I stuffed my face every day with vegetables and tofu. But pretty much the worse the food is for me, the more I love it and want to eat it.

It wasn’t always like this you know. I blame the Body for Life program. I did that for 12+ weeks perfectly and never looked better. It has a “free day” where you can eat as much as you want of whatever you want. Its purpose is two fold: 1) to let you satisfy your cravings and 2) to be a self correcting behavior like when your dad catches you smoking at 12 and he makes you smoke the whole pack so you won’t ever touch cigarettes again. Unfortunately, the second part never worked for me. After the program, every day became free day.

Since then (2001) I have cycled gaining weight in the fall and winter, getting disgusted and then losing it in the spring and summer. Each cycle I gain more and lose a little less. I really just want to find a balance.

I make the worst possible nutrition choices. I guess I feel like “Hey, I’m gonna start being good on Monday so I’ll get the fries and burger and tenders and cheesecake and coke now” except that Monday never comes.

I don’t mind exercising and after a few weeks, the food cravings are significantly diminished. It’s just getting over that hump and being consistent. If I don’t work out, I don’t feel like eating well. If I don’t eat well, I don’t feel like working out.

So, it’s long since the time I needed to be getting my butt in gear. I’m hitting the three zero mile marker this year and when I do, I want to be in the best shape ever.

Plus, I’m seriously limited in my clothes selection right now.

Organic Food


I practiced my audition songs. M left for Birmingham. I had dinner with a friend. That lasted 3 hours. But that’s cool, the conversation was good.

I decided to go get some groceries since I’ve been slacking on my working out and nutrition. So I drove to Wal*Mart as I usually do, grabbed a buggy and walked to the back of the grocery section. About this time I realized that I had been wanting to check out the organic food selection at Kroger that I’d heard about. Since Wal*Mart ain’t got none and ’cause they have unethical business practices, I walked back to the front and left my empty buggy with the confused, elderly greeter. I think l.e.r would be proud.

I drove to Kroger. I was happily surprised in the produce section with the clearly labeled organic fruits and vegetables. I picked up some celery, baby spinach salad and a couple of apples. Then I saw the organic diary cooler with milk, eggs and cheeses. I didn’t need any of that at the time, so I just marveled over it and moved on.

I wish Kroger had a selection for organic meats. I couldn’t find any.

I’m willing to pay more for food that hasn’t been injected with hormones and laced with preservatives and who-knows-what-else. I just wish Starkville had a better selection.