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It’s been a month!

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy, Mini Victories on 08/19/2013 by Ganns Deen

Happy one-month anniversary, me!

Let’s look at what we’ve accomplished so far:

  • From 231lbs, I am currently 224lbs. (I actually weighed 237lbs at my son’s pediatrician’s office a week before I started, but it’s best to use the weight on my home scale when I first started.)
  • I started running again. My most recent run was 2.4 kilometers in a little less than 24 minutes. I’ll work my way back to 10km soon enough. 😉
  • I’ve steadily watched my 1,760-calorie daily intake limit. I’m more conscious about my protein and fiber intake.
  • In the past month, I’ve had soda only TWO times! #bigvictory
  • I can feel the changes, and I’m excited about the future.

Keep it up, Future Thin Guy! You’ll be thin soon enough! 🙂


37 kilometers for February! WOOT!

Posted in Exercise, Mini Victories, Oopsies! on 02/23/2009 by Ganns Deen

Today, I ran 5.3km and surpassed my February goal of 37km! Who’s the man, who’s the man?!

Unfortunately, the man ain’t me. I’ve gained another two pounds, bringing me now to 204. Lord Almighty, what is going on?!

(I know the answer, and I repent. It’s Selecta Cookie Chip Heaven! Oh noes!)

Starting returning to a healthier food lifestyle this morning. Egg white and salmon omelette for breakfast. Lunch no rice. Come on!!

Woot! My 5K is seven minutes faster!

Posted in Exercise, Mini Victories, The Runs! on 02/14/2009 by Ganns Deen

Today, I ran 5k, a 25% increase over the typical 4 to 4.5 kilometers I’ve been running for the past few weeks. Edward, my Nike+ accelerometer, tells me I registered the 5K in 35:57, which is, while by no means close to fast, means I ran it seven minutes faster than my debacle at Race for Life, where I sputtered in at 40:58. A new personal best! Yea!! Joan Benoit Samuelson congratulated me again. (No offense, Joan, but I was hoping for Paula Radcliffe. How do I get a message from her? Run a 21K?)

Race for Life was November 21, 2008. Almost two months later, I’m glad my weekly runs have shown tangible, real-time results. Back in November, I ran at approximately 93.5 kilos; today, I ran at a little over 89 kilos. Obviously, when you’re running with 4.5 kilos less, you’re bound to get faster! HA!

I look at the time and I beam with joy. 7″06/km is nothing compared to almost every single person on my blog roll, but come on, that’s still so much better than the pathetic almost 8″00/km clip I registered at Race for Life. According to Nike, since I started using Edward, I’ve registered an average of 7″18/km (for eight runs), which is pretty good, considering that my first four runs were all above 7″22.

It’s true what they say: do it regularly and you’ll get better at it. It’s a great start to what promises to be a great week! I run again Tuesday – or maybe tomorrow! I’m psyched! – and let’s see if I can shave off a few seconds more off that 5K.

Have a great week, everybody!

Nesvita Weight and See winners

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy, Mini Victories on 01/21/2009 by Ganns Deen

Today, I claimed the iPod Nano that you all have helped me win at Nesvita’s Weight and See Pro-Weight Management Best-Kept Weight Management Secrets Videomaking Competition. As one of the Top 10 finalists, I won an iPod Nano, and I want to thank all of you for helping make it happen. It will help change my life, now that I have the Nano to go with my Nike+, thereby making my runs more fun and efficient!

Once again, thank you all, and thank you, Nesvita (Leiza, Trixie, Jake, Chai, Irene… you’re all so welcoming!). Congratulations to all the winners as well.

Future Thin Guy, Cathy and Trixie of NesvitaThe Future Thin Guy with Trixie of Nesvita and his beautiful wife, Cathy

Future Thin Guy with Carmen & JulianWith fellow finalists Carmen & Julian of “The Secret”

Hot Chick with Douchebags

They wanted a “Hot Chicks with Douchebags” photo; I was only too happy to oblige.

With BellaWith Bella, my new iPod Nano

199 lbs – the barrier is broken!

Posted in Mini Victories on 01/12/2009 by Ganns Deen

After more than two years weighing more than 200 lbs, at one point peaking at 233 lbs, I have finally broken the barrier! This morning, my scale told me I was 199 lbs! I’ve dropped 34 lbs so far, can you believe it? WOW.

Breaking this particular barrier is so important to me because I’d been more than 200 lbs. for so long. When I got married, I was about 180 lbs, so I’m actually quite close to my marrying weight. Going beyond that is even more important to me, so the one-pound-a-week goal will make things much easier for me to attain. One of my faith goals for 2009’s Prayer and Fasting is to be 160 lbs by the end of 2009, a goal I think is feasible and attainable.

Meanwhile, one of the biggest hurdles is gone. I’m 199 pounds! I’m never going back!!

Praise is a great physical and spiritual workout

Posted in Exercise, Mini Victories on 11/30/2008 by Ganns Deen

Today, I joined four amazing worship leaders and participated in an anointed praise and worship session at Victory Greenhills, an awesome church in Greenhills that celebrated its first-year anniversary today. My particular song was Lincoln Brewster’s You Are Good, which is a wonderfully fast-paced praise song. Don’t know how well I did, but it was awesome, God’s presence was there, and I’m sure I burned a lot of calories with all the jumping and dancing. *grin*

I know that I made it this far because the confidence, self-control, and motivation does not come solely from within, but is fueled by my faith in God and myself that I can make this happen. When I sang earlier today, it was a joyous offering of praise in thanksgiving for the 20+ lbs I lost, and the more I will lose.

I weighed myself today. 204 lbs. Four pounds to go before I hit 200!

Six pounds away from 200 lbs.

Posted in Mini Victories on 11/18/2008 by Ganns Deen

This morning, I weighed myself. I’m 206 lbs.

If I can melt away these six lbs, I cross a major hurdle. 200 lbs. has always been that barrier. I haven’t been 200 lbs. in over five years.

That also means a net loss of 33 lbs. since I started in June 2008.

If I can breach 200 pounds. 200 pounds. Dang, that’s, like, three first graders.

COME ON! 200 pounds! ROOOAAAARRR!!