FIT CHALLENGE: 'I should stop eating giant ice cream cones'

Anonymous
Aug 23, 2011

This past week went well at the gym. I was able to get there five times, which for me is pretty good, especially because I spent a good deal of time getting my oldest ready and transported to college. 

I've mostly been just circuit training trying to burn as many calories as possible.  I lost a couple of pounds, which I hope to  keep off this time. I guess this means I should stop eating giant ice cream cones. It's just so tempting, especially when I drive by an ice cream parlor 40 times a night at work. Soon winter will be here so that darn place will be closed. 

This week will contain regular workouts but with basketball and racquetball. Those are the fun way to burn calories. Cranking up the treadmill and hoping you can keep up so it doesn't throw you through the wall is only so motivating.

Later.

Troy Keegan

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Taxpayer

Keep at it Troy!  This is about your health.  When it comes to ice cream, I am just as weak.  I used to drive all the way to Huron to enjoy those "nutdips" which are about 1,200 calories each and lots of wonderful sugar.  In October, I would buy a dozen of them to freeze and enjoy during the winter.  Now THAT was being weak and LAME.  Don't give up.  My citation?  Look around and see the ones who have given up on their own health because they think they are entitled to a job and paycheck.  Many have blown up and they KNOW they are in bad shape headed for MORE problems.  They are reminded everytime they have to get BIGGER uniforms.  They can stay in denial because they feel doing NOTHING will be the cure.  The evidence is in the mirror and trying to put that duty belt on.  That paycheck is worthless if you cannot manage your health.  With age comes more complications so keep at it brother.  I am impressed you still have the desire to hit the gym and keep working out.  Getting back in shape will take YEARS to reach your goals.  Unfortunately, there is NO instant pill or secret panacea for an instant hard body like all those FALSE TV commercials.  It is NOT about anyone else, it is all about YOU!  Get on it and good luck! 

Kottage Kat

Gee that makes sense Troy. Keep on Keeping on, and good luck.

Centauri

 I used to drive all the way to Huron to enjoy those "nutdips" which are about 1,200 calories each and lots of wonderful sugar. In October, I would buy a dozen of them to freeze and enjoy during the winter.

"nutdips"   ?

Where can the nutdips be bought in Huron, Ohio? I have never heard of nutdips

@ Taxpayer,     What is the secret to freezing them? Please describe these nutdips? What are they?

Everything in moderation

perkinsparent

Taxpayer is right, this is all about You and I know that you can do it!  You are an inspiration! 

Taxpayer

Pied Piper Drive-In, 502 Huron St., Huron, Ohio.  They offer a large, milkshake size styrofoam cup of soft ice cream, peanuts, chocolate syprup and other things.  It is a Pied Piper classic.  Ask anyone from Huron.  You could purchase "nut-dips" with a cover and take them home to freeze for the winter.  They are also sugar, fat and calorie bombs.  Those days are over for me.  It IS about moderation.  I find it easy to gain weight if you do not manage your health, do not exercise, do not workout, do not watch what you eat and do not get your yearly or flight physical with blood work.  The kids can eat anything and never gain weight,...for now.  When anyone gets older, things WILL change.  It is inevitable and there is nothing we can do about it, but manage it.  If you have health issues and refuse to get a COMPLETE physical, or refuse to do anything "hoping for change", then you have given up.  It is guaranteed to get worse.  I understand the liberal, "Out of sight, out of mind" concept.  People refuse to get any bad news about themselves because they do not want to hear it.  It is that liberal "FEEL GOOD" and being in DENIAL mentality.  It will NOT heal itself.  If Troy does not start now, he will end up looking like the plethora of older LE officers who have blown up.  They have served for decades only to retire in misery with additional health issues.  You can only stretch that duty belt so far before you graduate to "rotund" size.  I am glad Troy is doing this for himself first, and then for his family.  They need a healthy father.           

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