Sunday, December 27, 2009


I know its been a while since I last posted. Here's a little bit of an update:

I have a girlfriend now, yeah crazy hon. Its going pretty good so far. At my weight loss challenge, I weighed in at 163.6, and got second place. I lost just about 10lbs in the challenge that lasted 7 weeks. I am in between challenges now. I still want to lose a little bit more weight, but the big thing for me right now is losing more body fat percentage and getting my stomach tight, which seems to be the last thing to happen.

I goal is to get my body fat to about 10% and my stomach to show my abs.

My business with Herbalife continues to grow. I have been practicing consultations about the weight loss programs with friends and family. I am shy, but I am getting more comfortable with it. I find the programs very valuable and I want to share them with other people.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lost Bet, but still got to my lowest weight since HS

Well I lost my bet to my brother. In August, my brother and I were both about 175lbs, we decided to make and bet and who ever lost the least amount of weight had to shave their heads. Well I weighed in at 160lbs and he weighed in at 154lbs, so I lost the bet. However I did get to the lowest weight I have been at since High School. So I was happy it streched me to reach for a new accomplishment. Even though I lost the bet what it made of me to try to get there and get close meant a lot to me! Thats my brother in the pic shaving my head.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Post Race

Sorry guys I haven't been on your blogs lately and commenting. Been soo busy with the race and my new "girlfriend". Just a quick update.

I ran the race faster than expected, 13.1 miles in 1 hour and 39 minutes, it was an Awesome Race! It was soo much fun running with a group. The support before the race, during the race and after the race from Team Challenge was amazing. I met a girl at the 10 mile mark from Boston that was on the team and she helped push me the last few miles.

Weighed in at 164.6 yesterday, lowest weight I have been at since High School!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon

I went to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino today, where the race starts, and picked up my packet for my first 1/2 marathon. It was incredible to see all of the Awesome booths, with the best running gear I have seen. Good thing I didn't bring any money because otherwise I would have bought a lot and I don't have the money for it right now. Got my packet and a free shirt inside which was Awesome, Suigo shirt, soo comfortable! I'm ready to Rock now!

I ended up being $200 short of my goal for my fundraising. I still have until Jan. 16th to raise more money but I really don't feel like asking people after the race. If people do great but if not I will poney up the difference.

Tomorrow, first thing, I have a training at the Suncoast for Herbalife, 10a.m.-4p.m., it will be a challenge waking up, since I am working 8p.m.-4a.m. tonight. After that, I am meeting up with Team Challenge(Crohns and Colitis group) at 6p.m. for a Pasta dinner at MGM Grand, then seeing Robin Williams at 8p.m.. I got a room for Saturday and Sunday at MGM Grand so I don't have to fight traffic. That and I love the spa suite they have there. I love Hot Tubes, Sauna's etc.!! The race is 6:15a.m. Sunday morning, we'll see how much if any sleep I get the night before.

Wish me luck. I will take pictures and post them up soon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Weigh In

Today is my Weigh In for my Weight Loss Challenge. This week was pretty good, but I think I have to be great to get over my current hurdle. I seem to be able to maintain 170lbs but if I want to lose more, I really have to push myself to exercise more and eat healthier. My goal is 155 lbs by Dec. 12th, quit the challenge!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Well my weekend went well. Met a new girl from online dating and we hung out and had a great time together.

Saturday morning I metup with my Team Challenge group for the last time before my first half marathon on Dec. 6th. They went over everything and told us the game plan. I am super excited and nervous at the same time. I can't wait.
Still short of my fundraising goal by $350, I will have to make up the difference. Its ok, but cost me more than I thought. I was a little disappointed that more people didn't support me and the cause that I am supporting. I partly did it because I saw other people fundraised through their blog and got a lot of donations. I only got a few. Maybe I need to read a book on how to blog and make it more attractive for people. I have also considered joining the foodies world of blogging and foodbuzz, maybe that would help, who knows.

Monday morning right now and I am trying to get as much done as possible. It never seems like I have enough time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


My Thanksgiving Dinner that my friend Dayna made.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Any help is sorely needed!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Weigh In

Today I weighed in at my Weight Loss Challenge at 169lbs. Just about no change from last week. I really need to get serious if I am going to have any shot at 155 by Dec. 12th. So I decided to go to the gym after work at 430am in the morning. I lifted some weighted, something I haven't done in quit a while and I did 4 miles on the treadmill. Afterwards I went in the sauna for 15 minutes and then the hot tube for 15 minutes, I love both! Great reward. Right now as I am typing I am having a herbalife shake. Hmm, tastes good and fills me up. I have been adding some Activa Vanilla Yogurt to it. Very good addition.

Any support for my Dec. 6th race is huge for me right now. Finances are soo tight and I get stuck with the difference. I am at $923.10 and I have to raise $1500.
Please Help!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge Today, Weight In

Its 5:37p.m. PST and I am about to get ready for my Weight Loss Challenge. I am anxious to see what the scale tells me. Before I even get on the scale though, I know I haven't gotten as much running in as I am suppose to this week. I missed my Saturday morning run with Team Challenge to go to a herbalife training in St. George, UT. The training was awesome but I never replace the run, I planned on Sunday and things came up. I planned on Monday and I slept in and things came up. I planned on going to bed right away last night and running today, but I slept all day, I just couldn't fall alsleep after work at 5a.m.. I work 8p.m.-4a.m. most days.

Eating wise I have been descent. Been following my plan with herbalife pretty good. Two shakes a day, tablets three times a day. I am suppose to have one small meal and two protein snacks around 200 calories around that. I think I have been a little bit over that. I was doing very well with a food log but over the weekend stopped doing it.

Well lets see what the scale tells me? Will update later.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Team Challenge

Has anyone else ever done a fundraising race? I misunderstood some things and found out that I was suppose to pay the difference in the fundraising today. I had no clue. We were told we had until the middle of January but I guess that was just for a reimbursement. Since I didn't have the money and I was using a debit card, I told the coach I would have it on Friday or Saturday when I get paid.

Any suggestions?

Any support would really help right now!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'd love to give someone a chance to try some Free herbalife products!

The first five people that respond to this post, I will send you one of these two sample pacs, let me know what one you prefer, I will need a mailing address, email me at it will not be shared with anyone. It includes-
First Sample Pac-

Includes a delicious Vanilla Almond Protein Bar Deluxe (1); a healthy, low-calorie Herbal Concentrate tea (1 packet); Total Control® tablets (3 packettes of 3 tablets each) for metabolism ; and F1 Vanilla Shake packet for good health and weight management.*

Second Sample Pac-
Includes delicious Chocolate Peanut Protein Bar Deluxe (1) and healthy, low-calorie Herbal Concentrate tea (1 packet). Total Control® tablets (3 packettes of 3 tablets each) for metabolism and energy promote weight loss, while Liftoff® tablets (1 packette) help fight physical and mental fatigue.*

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge

Well I am off to my Weight Loss Challenge, its 6p.m, PST. I will update you later on how I did.

So far today, woke up at 3p.m., did some work on the computer, ran 4 miles. Had one shake.

I am a participant as well as a coach at the weight loss challenge. I was reading through our lesson today, which is about Metabolism: Truths and Myths and I thought this was a good piece from it-

"If you weigh 150lbs and 50lbs of you is fat and 100 lbs is fat-free, then you would burn about 1,400 calories per day at rest. If you don't get much activity, you won't burn much more than this throughout the day. But if you weight 150lbs and 25lbs of you is fat, and 125lbs of you is fat free, then you burn 1,750 calories per day at rest. And if you get some regular exericse and burn a few hundred calories more per day, your total calorie burn for the day might be 2,000 calories!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Well, yesterday I stopped over at my friends house that we do the Weight Loss Challenge on Tuesday's together and I took an early peak at my weight. At first the scale said 174lbs, I weighed 169 last Wednesday, I was shocked, then I took off my belt and some things from my pocket, 172lbs, still shocked because I have been eating relatively healthy and I ran 11 miles on Saturday morning. I think even though I have been eating healthy, my calorie intake has been too much, so I have to watch that.

After weighing in at my friends house, I went to work. Before work started at 9p.m., I was starving and decided to eat, put on my plate more food than I needed, I eat 3/4 of it and stopped and threw the rest out, which was good, it goes to a pig farm, so don't feel too bad and the food at work really isn't that good. The rest of my 8 hour shift, I had one instant herbalife shake with h30 hydration drink mixed in(180calories), two herbalife protein bars(140 calories each) and lots of water. When I got home from work, I was very hungry and had one abs burger(250 calories) with a think sandwich bun(110 calories) and water instead of the usual milk. I was still slightly hungry but I dealt with it and finally fell alsleep. Good day all in all.

The scale for me sometimes is a reminder that I need to readjust.

My goal is 155lbs by Dec. 12th when I go back to Utica, NY to visit family. One day at a time and I can make it!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


After reading Suzi's blog, I decided to update how well I have been doing with my goals and state new goals.

1. Water has been good, I have been getting at least half my weight in ounces of water almost daily.
2. Food log has been good but the last few days I got lazy and stopped doing it.
3. I'm sorry guys but I haven't been reading 5 blogs everyday, I love the blogs, I just sometimes get worn out and just want to watch tv, I will read more blogs this week
4. Following my running plan pretty well for Team Challenge this week, did miss one day but the rest was good, did 11 miles on Saturday, that was Awesome!
5. I have been very good with getting in at least one shake a day and my tablets three times a day with food. I want to mix up my recipes with the shakes and get more creative.

This week's goals:
My goals: 1. Drink at least half my body weight in ounces of water each day. 2. Follow my Team Challenge program and run four times this week for a total of 21 miles.3. Have at least one herbalife shake a day and my herbalife tablets three times a day with food.4. Never give up!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


A little update, I know its been a while since I last posted.

Last weekend my parents visited from Utica, NY for four days. We went to the Grand Caynon. Went on a mull ride, hiked down three miles and back three miles in the Caynon. It was a great time. From there we went to Claremont, CA to visit my 95 year old aunt who is dieing with Pancreatic Cancer. She was with her nurse and wasn't very responsive. She was always very upbeat, even just two weeks ago. It was sad, that she wasn't more responsive. She did however say she could hear us and was just very tired. We went in the mountains near by, it was beautiful. We came back to Las Vegas that night, yeah lots of driving. The next day, Tuesday, we walked the Las Vegas strip a bit, had dinner at Del Toro at the Palazzo Casino, where I work. I had Tortellini, bread and water. At the higher end places the food is good, but they don't give you as much, which is good for my program. That night we went to Jersey Boys, also at the Palazzo. I didn't realize how many of the songs that I have heard over the radio that they sing. It was a great show.

I have been doing well, keeping to my plan. I weighed in the second week of my weight loss challenge on Tuesday and lost 3lbs in the first week!! I weighed in at 169, the first time I have been under 170lbs since the middle of 2008.

This morning, Saturday, I ran 11 miles with my Team Challenge group. I felt good, although my knees where a little sore. Dec. 6th is the Rock and Roll half marathon here in Las Vegas, I think I am doing well. Been running three to four times a week for about 20 miles a week. Getting closer to my fundraising goal of $1500, I am at $810 right now. I got lucky, the Venetian Foundation, same company as the Palazzo where I work, gave me $250 to support my efforts. That helped a lot. Any support is greatly appreciated- , I know how tough times are right now, but its a great cause and I has really helped me with my training and losing my weight.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Barney PB giveaway

I just read an Amazing post about Barney's almond/peanut butter on Gina's blog. She is having a giveaway, so check it out-

Why, Why??

Today, meaning Wednesday night- early Thursday morning was a good day for me eating wise and exercising. After meeting with my weight loss challenge group on Tuesday and starting a new challenge I feel energized to face this thing head on. I know their will be challenges that lie ahead of me but I am commited to finding a way to hit my goal of 155lbs by December 20th.

Yesterday I shared at the weight loss challenge a piece from a Chris's blog on her reasons Why she wants to lose weight. I will just share a little bit here(Oct. 7th I believe it was)-

" Our fat is our protection, our guardian, our friend. Oh, out loud you don't call it that. You want to get rid of it. You hate it.
But have you ever really looked at it? Have you never looked at why? If you have started losing weight, someone notices and then.. you binge. I hate to be the one to tell you this , but there is a deepr reason that just, "I like food." If you find yourself eating when your not hungry, to fill a void, to feed the loneliness, it's not just, "I like food". If you keep gettting to ceratin number and are unable to pass it, there is a bigger reason. There is a mental block to going lower. You are going to have to figure out why."
It goes on but I just want to get the point accross of what she is saying.

For me being overweight is more a depression thing, a way of dealing with not having life the way I want it to be. If I am happy, I tend to take care of myself better and eat healthier and exercise more. If I am depreesed, lonely and beating myself up, I eat, drink, gamble, cry and sleep. Most men don't admit to crying but I do on occasion, its more of a slow cry and an emptyness in my heart but its still a cry. Its the weirdess thing, sometimes I almost feel happy at this point, its like I am letting go a little and its a weird sense of relief for me. In any case I know that my reason Why I want to get healthy and lose weight is the biggest hurly for me. I feel like I have an amazing weight loss program with herbalife to follow, its just keeping my Why strong enough to follow it. Without that reason why it doesn't matter how strong the program is, it won't work.

Another blog I was reading today has there Why's right on there blog frontpage, I might look into trying to do something similiar- this is the blog -

Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Start of WLC

On Tuesday, I started my new Weight Loss Challenge. I weighed in at 173lbs. My goal is to get to 155lbs in 7 weeks. I know I can do it!
I decided to go back to my food log. "If you nibble you scribble".

So far for the week, I ran on Monday 3 miles. No exercise on Tuesday. Today I am going to run on the treadmill after work.

Well thats my update, I am going to watch the World Series now. Hope everyone is doing well!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weekly Goals

After looking at Suzi blog I decided to set goals for this week.

1. Follow my training program for Team Challenge and run 4 times this week
Monday- 5 miles, Tuesday- 2 miles, Wednesday- 5 miles, Friday- 10 miles

2. Have at least one shake a day

3. Take my tablets 3 times a day with food

4. Clean my house before my parents come on Friday

5. Start of my new Weight Loss Challenge is Tuesday- invite people to come and show up early

6. Read at least 5 blogs a day

What are your goals for the week?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Getting ready for 10 mile run

I just got home from work. Its about 5a.m. in the morning. I work in a casino as a casino dealer and WOW did we see a lot of crazy costumes and it wasn't even Halloween tonight. I love how the girls barely wear anything for Halloween. Lots of nurse outfits. One of my favorite I saw was of Eve, not much on but you got the idea, it was cute.
I am getting ready now to go for my run with Team Challenge. Last weekend I was soo tired after work I didn't go and just went on the treadmill later. This week I made sure I slept extra during the day on Friday. So far it seems to have helped because I am still wide awake which is good. Drinking some herbal tea as well to keep me awake. We are meeting at 7a.m.. Most people are wearing costumes, since I didn't get to the store, I am going to wear my Beckham LA Galaxy Jersey with Soccer Shorts and Soccer Socks. Not the best but it will have to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated-

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A little update

On Sunday, we had our last meeting for the three month weight loss challenge. Even though I struggled emotionally at times during that three month span, I still ended up losing 4lbs during the challenge and getting third place out of about 10 people. I think training with Team Challenge and getting on a regular running pattern helped me towards the end. At times I had gained weight during the challenge.

We are now starting a new Weight Loss Challenge next Tuesday. If you live in Las Vegas you are welcome to join us.

This week. I ran 5 miles on Tuesday. 2 Miles on Wednesday. Plan on running 5 miles on Thurday and then 12 miles with Team Challenge on Saturday morning.

Please even $5 would mean soo much to me and just think if you support me I will be supporting your blog even more-

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Team Challenge?

1. What are your opinions on giving money for charitable functions

2. What is a good way to ask for money for a charitable cause without being out of line?

I am running with Team Challenge and need to raise money for it. Any ideas?


Friday, October 23, 2009


I had a good day eating wise today. I took two shakes, had a turkey sausage, two small meals at work and now a Abs Diet Burger.
I also got a 5 mile run in on the treadmill. Following my training program for Team Challenge.

I want to give TJ a big shout out for supporting me in my Team Challenge.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend in Atlanta

Well my weekend in Atlanta went pretty good. It was pretty neat hearing from the doctors of herbalife and the CEO of the company. Also hearing all the inspirational stories of people that have gone from nowhere to making an incredible career with herbalife. I enjoyed networking with many people at the social events and talking about nutrion and business. I went out to dinner with a group of people in there 20's and 30's(the younger crowd) on Saturday night. More than half were women, a little intimidating for me, but it was nice at the same time. Not that I am afraid of women, I just tend to have less to talk to them about. But at least we had herbalife and health and wellness to talk about. Had an incredible meal- Grilled Scallops, I researched it and there is a ton of protein in Scallops. The rest of the night I could barely eat anything. Its soo nice being around people that think similiar to you. We were all talking about what was healthy on the menu etc.
Atlanta was cold in the 50's most of the time.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I got out of work at 4a.m. and staying on track with my Team Challenge, I went to the gym and did two miles on the treadmill. Yesterday I did 5 miles at about a 9 minute pace. Today I challenged myself by running 2 miles at a 7 minute pace. I felt good afterwards. My best mile in High School was just about a 6 minute mile. I think I can get back to that pace at some point.
Afterwards I rewarded myself again by going in the hot tube, I love the hot tube at the gym. It relaxes me and lets me unwind after a good workout. While I was in the hot tube, a little depression about my life and lack relationships with women started getting me down. It passed after a little while, but it felt weird. I figure if I am going to be single at least I mid as well make the best of it and do something productive with my life. I see on soo many of these blogs people that are married and happy about there marriage. I am happy for them. I once had a great relationship with a women and it makes me wonder how it will feel again.
I am off to bed. Tomorrow I work 8p.m.-4a.m., then I am leaving out of the airport at 6:30a.m. for my flight to Atlanta. Going to the herbalife extravaganza for the weekend. A little nervous meeting soo many people at once, but it should be exciting at the same time.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Recent Pics, etc.

This is my training plan for my Team Challenge. Its a little after 5a.m. Wednesday morning. I just got back from the gym, I did 5 miles today after work, since I was lazy all day Tuesday and missed my training run. Today before work I plan on running 2 miles according to this schedule. I love having a reason more than just for myself to run.

After some people mentioned Dave Ramsey in there comments about my blog on Monday, I found this info that he wrote. It was in Success magazine. Not sure how to fix the image. Any ideas?

Herbalife Pie I made yesterday. I had two pieces after I went to the gym. About 250 calories a piece with lots of nutrition in it. I got the recipe from

Las Vegas Athletic Club, where I go to the gym.

Monday, October 12, 2009


I have not always tithed much if any. But after reading the book rich dad poor dad and taking a personal developement course through Robert Kiyosaki richdads coaching program. My view of tithing has changed. Basically he says you should pay yourself first. Its not the amount of money that is important its the concept. But he suggests, paying yourself 10% of your income for savings, 10% tithing, 10% for investing. I started with a piggy bank, then envelopes, and now a seperate bank account. I recently decided to join Team Challenge- Crohn's and Colitis- Crossing the Finish Line to find a cure. So it got me thinking about how people view tithing and giving. I decided to look at some youtube videos and here are a couple I saw that I liked. - Robert Kiyosaki philsophy - Church Philosophy, funny too

(can't figure out how to take the youtube videos and put them in the blogger format, any ideas?)

What are you opinions on tithing?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday summary

Well I finally got to sleep after my run around 10a.m.. Woke up a little after 3p.m. and we got to the UNLV vs. BYU game by 4:30p.m.. Starting tailgating before the game. In summary, I had several light beers, one hot dog, and half a pizza at the game. After the game we got free chicken from Canes chicken. Had two pieces of chicken and fries. Came home, still hungry, had 3 100 calorie packs, two cups of milk. Not the best day eating and drinking. Got to sleep around midnight, woke up around 3a.m.. Figured I would start the day off right, having a shake for breakfast, before I head off to the Arizona Cardinals game with friends. Hopefully I can find something realtively healthy at the game.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

9 Mile run wtih Team Challenge

Well I got out of work at 4:40a.m. Saturday morning and meetup with my Team Challenge Group at 6a.m. right around the corner from my house. This morning we ran 9 miles. It was a cool plensent morning here in Las Vegas. I started at the front of the pack and never looked back. I was feeling great and the thought that I was doing this for someone else and to help other people really was in the back of my mind and inspiring me. The music on my headset helped as well. The whole time, I only looked back once or twice to see if someone was close. I really just was challenging myself and the inspiration in my mind of helping other people. I ran real good and ending up finishing well in front of everyone else. I didn't time myself because it wasn't about that, but someone about 5 runners back said he came in 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Last week doing the same distance I was about 10th. However, I didn't know where I was going and I felt shy around new people and wan't to follow and not lead. I still felt shy this week, but not as shy. After we all finished we had a potluck breakfast. I made my shakes and put it in a pitcher. I don't think anyone knew what it was, I should have labeled it. There were lots of fruits, bagels, pancakes, muffins, I didn't have any, just two shakes, roughly 450 calories. It was nice chatting with other people and getting ideas on how to fundraise, what to write or say to people. I read a sad story that they had on the display of a girl that is 20, that has had Crohn's disease since she was 3. She missed her Senior prom, and spent most of her summers in school recovering from surgeries. They said she is in the hospital but we will meet her as soon as she feels better. If you are interested in helping my cause, I have a link on the side of my blog. Thank you for any support at all!

I am going to the UNLV vs. BYU game with friends tonight. Tomorrow morning bright and early going with friends to Arizona to see the Arizona Cardinals versus the Texans on Sunday. Go Cardinals!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Food Log for the day

I want to first thank anyone that has donated to my cause for Crohns and Colitis. I have got two donations so far, for $5 each. Not a lot but it all adds up and it makes me feel good people are supporting me. For all my blogger friends, if you support the cause with a donation of $50 or more, I will give you a small shake from my website for free.
So far it has really helped me joining this foundation. I ran 9 miles last Saturday. 3 Miles after work on Tuesday. And 5 miles after work on Wednesday.

Woke up at 3p.m.
1. Whole wheat crackers with salsa with Herbalife Tea

6p.m. before work- had a Wild Berry Herbalife Shake with frozen strawberries and Orange Juice

9p.m. More Herbalife Tea

11p.m. Had Dinner- Corn, Beef Wrap, Bowl of Soup

1a.m.- Had a Herbalife Instant Shake with Herbalife H3O Orangeade

3a.m.- Get out of work

3:30a.m. I was at LVAC- the gym, did 5 miles on the treadmill then I went in the hot tube, I love hot tubes!

Stop at Wal Mart on the way home

Now I am home 5:45a.m.

I made up a new shake- Herbalife Cookies and Cream shake, 1/2 bag of 100 calorie Planters Peanut Butter Cookie Crisps, a few Nestle Milk Chocolate Chips, and 1% Milk - At least I got the Herbalife nutrition in with the shake

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Well I slept in all day until 5p.m. on Tuesday. Got up and had some Herbalife Tea and then had a Herbalife Shake before I left for work at 7p.m. I was pretty good at work. Had some more Herbalife Tea around 9p.m.. At about 12 midnight I had a plate of food. Some chicken soup, two chicken wraps and half a plate of fresh vegetables. Yeah they had fresh vegetables for once.
Later around 2a.m., I had one banana, one chicken wrap and some more vegetables. I wasn't too hungry, but I knew I was going to go to the gym after work.
For my program with Crohns and Colitis, they have me running Tuesday- 3 miles, Wednesday - 5 miles and Thursday- 3 miles.
Well since I didn't wake up until 5p.m., I decided to go to the gym after work at 3a.m.. I did my 3 miles in just over 22 minutes on the treadmill. Then I went in the hot tube at the gym to reward myself.

So today went pretty good. Starting to get back on track.

? - Does anyone know how I can add my donation website-

to this blog?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Donation site?

Any suggestions for my website:

All donations are appreciated!

Quick Post

I signed up for the Crohns and Colitis foundation training program. I just got my website and I have to personalize it and then I will put it up here and on facebook. I ran 9 miles with the group on Saturday. I was soo sore the next day.
Weighed in on Sunday at 180 lbs. I am soo upset at myself. This is the most I have weighed in months. I have just been soo depressed about soo many things and it has been affected the way I eat. I really didn't want to tell you all, but I know this is all about the ups and downs we go through.
I slept a lot last night. My other way of dealing with things.

Tomorrow is the first day of my training program that they set up for me. 3 miles. When I start exercising, it seems to help my feel better too. I think signing up for a cause and running with other people is good for me. I just hope I get enough support so I don't have to pay the$1500 all by myself.

I will be looking at all your blogs soon. Just been lethargic lately.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

9 miles

Well I just got out of work. Its 5a.m., and I am going to go for my first training run with the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. They tell me I should have my fundraising website within a couple days. I will be putting it up on my blog, if anyone would like to support me and the cause. Thanks

On another note. I was dealing dice/craps tonight at work. It was slow for a Friday and we didn't make a lot of money/tip wise, but I did end up dealing to a couple famous people. I met Jennifer Morrison who plays Dr. Allison Cameron on the show House. At first I thought it must have been someone I dealt to before because she looked soo familiar. I even asked her if I dealt to her before and she says she doesn't come to Vegas much so probably not. After a couple more questions, like where are you from etc.? I finially figued it out and asked her. I love the show House and DVR it every week. Afterwards I was like, wow how come I didn't figure that out quicker. She was nice. She was with a guy from the show prison break, never seen the show, just looked him up-

Had a good day of food.

Breakfast for me(5p.m.): 1 English Muffin with peanut butter and sliced bananas on top- saw it on another blog

Lunch- Had a herbalife shake

Dinner(midnight)- Half a plate of Steamed Broccoli, Chicken Adobul and one piece of ribs

Snack- A herbalife instant shake with Orange H30 herbalife mix

Snack- two bananas

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Picture Food Blog, First Video

Lately, I have fallen off of the wagon, per se, a little bit. I had a friend at work even say to me today, are you gaining weight? But I am regaining my desire again. I am back to my program with Herbalife full force. It worked before extremely well.

Here is the basic idea of the program:

Weight Loss
3 times a day- take my tablets with my food
2 times a day- have a shake
1 time a day- have a regular meal

2 small snacks

As you can see from here, I followed it pretty good today. Had two shakes. Took my tablets. Had two meals instead of one(little slip). One small snack.

About 11p.m. at work. I good snack to hold me over. Herbalife Chicken Soup mix, 70 calories, 15 grams of protein. I take it with my tablets. Helps control my appetite, in between meals.

About 8p.m. at work. I only eat 3/4 of the sandwich. Vegetables with it. And of course my tablets with my food.
About 4p.m. in the afternoon at home. I took my herbalife shake with cantaloupe.

When I woke up around 1p.m., my herbalife shake.

My first video. Not really sure what I am doing. This is more of a test video. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Won't let it happen

After a long weekend away from work in San Francisco. I went back to work Tuesday night, 8p.m.-4a.m.. My pants felt tight for the first time in a while. I don't want to go back to my old pant size, I already gave them away. Don't want to spend money on new clothes right away either. I got away from my shakes on a regular basis and I have decided to go back to them. I know it works. I am trying to mix up the recipes I have though. Today I mixed in some H3O with my instant shake at work. I got the idea from another distributor. It tastes pretty good. A good change from the basic. Picture below.
Still no exercise for a while. I planned on running today but I got distracted with the credit card companies. And talking to my parents. Unfortunately my great aunt has pancreatic cancer. She's 95 but I would like to see her again before she passes on. She lives in the suburbs of LA and I live in Las Vegas. My parents want to come out and visit me and visit her at the same time. I decided to send her a card at least until I get a chance to visit her.

3a.m. at work- Cooked carrots, scrambled eggs with pepper on top, some kind of beef and cabbage, a few BBQ chips, water with lemon in it.
11p.m. at work I had an instant shake with Orangeade H3O added in.

Here is the shaker I use.

Plate number two at the Santa Fe Casino buffet on Sunday night with my roommate.

Plate number one at the Santa Fe casino Sunday night.

Tried to hold myself over before the buffet with a cup of applesauce.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weight + Life

Its amazing how things tie in together. My life is spiraling right now, mostly downhill it feels like. At the same time, my weight keeps going up slightly and my compulsions for food keep going up. The more I feel bad the more I eat, drink, gamble, go to message parols, etc. etc.. I felt better after getting back from my trip to San Francisco. But it is feeling shortlived. As soon as I got back my car's ebrake broke. I overdrafted on my bank accounts. I went to a buffet with my roommate. I skipped the gym. I didn't gamble, which is good.
I feel worn out mentally and I feel like giving up on things. I sometimes just want to go back to eating whatever I want all the time. It really takes a lot to get myself to feel better about myself to want to improve my weight and health right now.
Weight up= Depression, Self Loaving
Weight even= feeling ok
Weight loss/Exercise= I am ready to take on life and make myself feel better

I know this is quit simplistic but right now its the way I feel. I guess what keeps me going is the belief and knowledge that if I take my herbalife products, exericse and eat moderately healthy, I will lose weight, because I know it works. I also know that I have a dream to travel more, create my own life, and be home for holidays, if I do my business more with herbalife. The business is something that keeps me thinking about others a little more and not as much about myself. But I still have to be a good role model. And I still need to feel some confidence to do it.

I want to cry and hide today.
Hide from:
My house possible getting foreclosed on
My 8 credit cards that call daily and want their $75,000
The $50,000 my father lent me two years ago for my house
The feeling that my best life was in 2002 when I was with my girlfriend for one year, haven't found a relationship like that since, and she doesn't want to be with me.
My dirty house and how I need to clean it
Missing my extended family in Utica, NY

Depression, Lack of Self Worth= increase weight

Sorry about the pitty post, but just feeling it right now.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back to Vegas from San Fran

Well I am back to Vegas from my trip to San Francisco. Its a little after 11p.m. right now. I took the night off from work. I had a great time with my friends in San Fran. Its a very interesting city. We went to two baseball games, several art museums, a boat ride around the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatras, and went to the Aquarium. Had some great food and went to some bars at night. Also went on the Cable Cars, which was interesting.

On my way back on the plane I met a girl that also blogs. She was actually in town for the blogher convention. We had a good conversation on the plane, while our tv wasn't working. I took Virgin America, which is an awesome plane! Even more so when the tv's work. Her blog is-

Here are some pics from the trip:

Salmon Crepe, salad and potatoes.
My friends and I at the Sushi restaurant. Thats me on the far right in the white shirt.

Love Fisherman's Wharf, best part of the trip.

Golden Gate bridge.

Irish Coffeee with Butterscotch liquir instead. It was soo good! I gotta leave a tip everytime, I work in the service industry. I couldn't figure out if the bartender was a guy or girl, needless to say San Francisco is interesting.

Waffle with blueberries on top. It tasted good but a little heavy.

At the baseball game.

Clam Chowder in a bread bowl at teh baseball game, soo good!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America?

After I ran the Boilermaker 15K Road Race in July back home in Utica, NY I decided to sign up for my first Half Marathon here in Las Vegas in December and I signed up right away so I would not chicken out. Well since July I really haven't trained much, just a little bit of running here and there. I also have not been getting out of the house much and meeting new people. I have been single for a long time with occasional hookups or dates that seem to go nowhere. Anyways thats another subject, so I thought about joining the benefit for the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon and training with other people. This year its the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation benefit. I found out today that you have to raise $1500 for it. I have seen on other blogs people put up there website and people tend to give for the cause. I am a little worried though, because I have had my website, for like 9 months now and I've only gotten one sale so far. If I can't get sales on there, can I get people to donate? I really don't know much about Crohn's and Colitis, the guy asked me on the phone today if I had a cause and I was just thinking I just want to meet some new people, get a trainer, and do something for a reason. One of my other issues is, I work nights, M-F, 8p.m.-4a.m., and usually sleep by 6a.m.. Well their trainings are Saturday mornings at 6a.m. and 7a.m.. I would have to suck it up and stay up and run after work. I have done it many times before, but its still a challenge.
What does everyone think? Should I do it?

Breakfast at 5p.m., when I finially got my butt out of bed. Its soo hard getting out of bed when you are depressed and don't want to face life. And nobody is forcing me.

I have been a little constipated lately, soo I decided to get my herbalife Apple Fiber Complex out and have some. 5 Grams of Soluble and Insoluble Fiber, whatever that means.

I don't know much about Weight Watchers except what I read on your blogs. But it must be healthy if its on their plan. Only problem is I kept eating one after another. Not because there that great, I've had much better brownies, just bored and watching TV after work. Late night snacking kills me.

Had like 4 of these after I did my blog, while I was watching TV at 5a.m. yesterday morning. Thats what I do when I'm bored and depressed.

2a.m. Dinner at work. Eggs, Pork I think, Turkey and chicken bits and some BBQ chips.

My herbalife tablet box that I carry around soo that I don't forget to take my herbalife vitamins with my meal. When I am good about it, it makes a big difference for me. Took two total control before my lunch and it helped a lot.

Snack at work: herbalife soup mix, only 70 calories and 15 grams of protein, mix with hot water.

11p.m. Lunch at work. Fried Chicken, BBQ chips, some kind of tomato salad mix.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sunday and Monday food log with pics

This was what I eat late Sunday night before I went to bed. I finished off 3/4 of the cheese and 3/4 of the box of wheat thins. I mix the cheese with the sauce. This was my worst mistake of the day.
What I have been drinking a lot of lately. 1 cup has 90 calories, 8 grams of protein.

Herbalife Tea, burns 80 calories a cup and helps control your appetite. Has caffeine in it. This is what I have been drinking when I wake up in the morning.

I woke up at 5p.m. on Monday and I had this for Breakfast.

Had this at work. Cooked carrots, scrambled eggs and chicken and peppers with water. It seems healthy but I think I eat too much because I was way too stuffed after.

Herbalife Shake with Orangeade H30 Drink Mix from Herbalife. Just mix it with water and shake. First time I've mixed it with the Orangeade H3O drink mix, it was pretty good. Has only 180 calories and a ton of nutrition packed in it.