heydy....picture update and everything else...

Hey guys..

I did a 3 mile walk today..
tomorrow is the gym...
for people new to my blog...this last week has been unusual.
I am usually droning on and on about my workouts and eating habits...
so, this coming month we will be back to that and probably up through may..
And I will always blog about my workouts and such, but I intend to start making a shift.
I won't be talking about my weight a lot after May 18th...
I think I will do what roxie does, which is to simply post my weight under my name.
That will keep me accountable.
I will still talk about the gym, and eating well....
I intend to start living my life the way I should have been...and art is going to be a huge part of that.
I will leave up what I did, how I did it...all my archives...
That is why I didn't name this blog 262, or walking away the pounds...because I knew from the get go that the weight was just one part of the puzzle...
That what I wanted to do was bigger.
So, I feel I should warn you...in a month or two the tone of this blog is going to shift and I will be working on finding a balance between eating maintenance calories, working out, my family and my art.
So If You don't like reading about my art, or my family or my attempts at balancing a healthy life...You may want to follow another blog.
I blog for me...I like that people want to read, I enjoy the interaction.

But this whole journey has been to get me to this point...right here.
It has been a natural progression.
I couldn't stay in weight loss mode forever...sooner or later I was going to reach healthy..
I am pretty much there.
If you are looking for a strict weight loss blog, this aint it anymore..
you may want to look for greener pastures.
Everyone else who is prepared to be bored at my artistic attempts while I leap into life as a healthy person..
well, here I go.
On that note:
here's an update on my new picture..the last four are the progress pics...so, 6-9....
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I am keeping it short tonight..
as for last night.
He was happy ;o)
oh...and I think I have found my theme song for this journey...

it's the song you are hearing now..
mumford and sons...I believe MR. Putz called it strange...
and it is a little...but it's me, so what can you expect.

here are the lyrics
The cave

It's empty in the valley of your heart
The sun, it rises slowly as you walk
Away from all the fears
And all the faults you've left behind

The harvest left no food for you to eat
You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see
But I have seen the same
I know the shame in your defeat

But I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck

And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again

Because I have other things to fill my time
You take what is yours and I'll take mine
Now let me at the truth
Which will refresh my broken mind

So tie me to a post and block my ears
I can see widows and orphans through my tears
I know my call despite my faults
And despite my growing fears

But I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck

And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again

So come out of your cave walking on your hands
And see the world hanging upside down
You can understand dependence
When you know the maker's land

So make your siren's call
And sing all you want
I will not hear what you have to say

Because I need freedom now
And I need to know how
To live my life as it's meant to be

And I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck

And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again

Have a great night guys...


VICKYFF said...

Thank you for the entertainment.Love those puffy clouds... so sweet and lovely:) Kisses and hugs, darling
i will be much missed.
Scarves Scarves

Christine said...

mmmmmmkaaaaayyyyyy.....well, there's one...

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

How funny, how our individual journey may juxtapose someone elses. I went in search of a better life, dropping the chaos and drama and really learning to live. No more fixing everybody elses life, just living my own. And lo and behold, there was a thinner me waiting there. I honestly never saw that coming. I had never really even acknowledged that my weight was an issue. Found you along the way and what a blessing that has been. You never know what you can learn from someone else. And how fabulous it is to land in a happy place after so much hard work. Can't wait for the next chapters.

The Traveler said...

If the biggest problem you have is that you have lost so much weight and gotten so healthy and changed your lifestyle so much that it is time to re-focus your efforts on other aspect of your life, then I say good for you. Personally, I am glad that I won't have to read about your weight loss any more and hope that one day soon, you won't have to read about mine either. Good luck on the next phase of your journey.

Retta said...

That's WHY we are doing this... to live our authentic lives. I love the transition... it's healthy, natural and we should ALL expect our own transition one day.

The pic: love it. You could easily have gone cliche... you didn't. Especially with the dramatic sky treatment. Something powerful there...

The song: I get it. I hear my name being called, too.

Hanlie said...

I'm staying right here! I know that I will still learn much from you.

Helen said...

When I hear the same song mentioned three times in 24 hours, I consider that a sign. I guess I need to find that song and listen to it!

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pinkvision said...

Lovely pic, Chris. Look forward to more of your art. :) Be fun seeing how you change & grow here too.

Shelley said...

How funny, I heard that song on the Grammys for the first time and can't stop listening to it...interesting how it resounds with you, too. :)

E. Jane said...

Your journey has been amazing, and it's only natural that you are in a different place today than when you started. I will continue to return to your blog regularly.

In many ways, I find maintenance blogs to be more helpful than some of the weight loss blogs. I need to hear about progress and ongoing success, in spite of temporary difficulties and setbacks. So I have started frequenting the blogs (both weight loss and mainenance) that provide a sense of commitment and just plain "true grit." Your blog is certainly in that category.

I have always appreciated your no nonsense style. There are a few blogs (very few) out there that seem to enjoy creating controversy by bashing other bloggers. They have their followers who seem to hang onto every rude word, but I have stopped frequenting those, as well. The need for that kind of negativity and dissent is counterproductive to my weight loss. Thanks for being real and yet gracefully allowing others to have their say, while keeping their dignity.

Anonymous said...

'Bout time.

Loved the song--I get it, too.

And I loved the flow of the angels dress. I was bizarrely captivated by that. (Just when I think I'm about as weird as I can be, I get mesmerized by flowing fabrid. chuckle.)


Robin said...

This has always been a "life" blog for me, so hearing less about the weight loss and more about the journey is just a big thumbs up. I think that anyone who wants to know how you did it should spend time in the archives. It is all there. I think that reading and rereading inspirational stuff can only help when you are on a weight loss journey. Or any journey. Particularly a scraping out the chicken coop journey. There is lots of good stuff in the archives for anyone who is on one of THOSE journeys!

I love your picture. I have to know one thing. Are you working off of a picture or is this coming straight out of your brain? I love it. It is gorgeous. Either way, it is amazing.