Make-A-Wish 48hr bike ride... Sparky's long journey

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Re: Make-A-Wish 48hr bike ride... Sparky's long journey

Postby Sparky » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:06 am

uberhare wrote:Sent you an email!


Didn't get anything. which email did you send it to?

sparky@maaca.org has been deleted due to douchebags registering my email on spamming sites.

I reopened my PMs and made my email visible.

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Postby Sparky » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:12 am

I weighed myself this morning... 249.7 ... WOOOO... first milestone reached. 10 down, 50 to go.

But... it really did suck last night when everyone is enjoying a big chicken dinner, while I sat there eating my romaine/baby spinach salad for supper. Holy hell did I ever crave a bag of chips an hour later. I went out to walk with my dog instead in order to take my mind off things.

Not as easy as some may think...
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Postby uberhare » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:28 pm

Keep up the hard work! I too have similar goals right now...(50 lbs)
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Postby Fifty » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:08 pm

Nice work Ian. I feel your pain on the chips. I told my wife I'd give them up for Lent. The next day she told me how long Lent lasted. I was not happy.


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Postby foonleclown » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:08 pm

Bien manger est de loin Le plus important

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Re: Make-A-Wish 48hr bike ride... Sparky's long journey

Postby Dave W. » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:30 am

Sparky wrote:
sparky@maaca.org has been deleted due to douchebags registering my email on spamming sites.

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That is crazy! Sorry you have to deal with these kinds of things!

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Postby Sparky » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:00 am

Dave W. wrote:
Sparky wrote:
sparky@maaca.org has been deleted due to douchebags registering my email on spamming sites.

I


That is crazy! Sorry you have to deal with these kinds of things!


It is what it is.
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Postby tkaye » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:52 pm

I'm in for the $1 per pound pledge Sparky! Go go go!

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Postby cait001 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:21 pm

tkaye wrote:I'm in for the $1 per pound pledge Sparky! Go go go!


Steph: $1
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That's $3.50/pound in donations, and counting.
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Re: Make-A-Wish 48hr bike ride... Sparky's long journey

Postby Sparky » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:37 am

So... I've been doing this:

- no junk food
- small portions, 4 meals per day
- no meat at lunch
- no eating past 7pm
- minimum 1hr of physical activity
- no alcohol
- no soft drinks including energy drinks
- least sugar possible
- drink lots of water

Sounds pretty bad, but to be honest, not really. I feel WAYYY better than a month ago. Much more alert.

And the result? Surprising...

Wednesday = 249.7 lbs
Yesterday afternoon =
Weight apr 24.JPG


Ok, granted, I have also been busting my ass off on the kitchen renovation on weekends. LOL... but still...

Everyone says it is excessive loss... but I am not hungry to the point of passing out, I sleep well (better than in a while), and I have more energy now than on the Monster...

My 40-waist pants are now loose, and I an down 2 nothes on my belt...Still a way to go, but I am on the right track.
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Postby Murrsky » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:46 am

Atta boy, keep the train rolling!
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Postby Sparky » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:34 pm

I just thought of a great idea... Inspired by redketchup (merci mon ami!!!!)

With all the little parts requests that seem to be coming in, I have decided that ANY SMALL PART CAN BE BOUGHT AND SHIPPED FOR FREE, provided a donation to my Make-A-Wish cause.

So, I gotta look for:

Meteor spinner for Drano (to be shipped with drop target unit... already all paid for ;) )
Seabitch spinner for Grant
Trough rail for Lee

Time to get digging!!! PM me your requests! Take advantage of this before I regain my sanity. Hunger is making me loopy. LOL
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Postby SquidVicious » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:34 pm

Ian,

throw me into to the buck a pound group

Keep up the good work.

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Postby Drano » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:24 pm

Sparky wrote:I just thought of a great idea... Inspired by redketchup (merci mon ami!!!!)

With all the little parts requests that seem to be coming in, I have decided that ANY SMALL PART CAN BE BOUGHT AND SHIPPED FOR FREE, provided a donation to my Make-A-Wish cause.

So, I gotta look for:

Meteor spinner for Drano (to be shipped with drop target unit... already all paid for ;) )



Sweet! Thanks man.
BTW... we already located the drop target parts for fathom so the spinner is plenty... but if you happen to have a gottlieb (EM era) 4 DT bank in your cache I'll happily take that.
Need it for a custom project ;)

Keep up the good work. I need me some inspiration to shed a few pounds too :(

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Postby Sparky » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:39 pm

Havent found the spinner. I do have target banks for GTB, but they are SS. Still want them?
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Postby cait001 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:45 pm

SquidVicious wrote:Ian,

throw me into to the buck a pound group

Keep up the good work.

Squid



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Postby cdnpinballer » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:25 am

BUMP!

Donation sent! Good on you for doing this and to raise $ for a good cause!

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Postby Sparky » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:28 am

cait001 wrote:
SquidVicious wrote:Ian,

throw me into to the buck a pound group

Keep up the good work.

Squid



$4.50/pound total now!


Gadzooks!!!

I have to be careful... had a rough week so far, and I found out that lack of sleep affects weight... LOL. It creeped up a bit.

Gonna ramp up the physical activity...
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Postby Sparky » Sun May 29, 2016 8:12 pm

Update... apart from a couple of beers at Murrsky a week ago, no booze in months, cut back on greasy foods, eating more reasonable portions, and raised my physical activity.

Started at 262. Now at 227.8lbs

Ian may 29.JPG


I will be honest, I still find myself way overweight and quite discouraged, but my wife did mention to me that I no longer have the belly overhang when wearing a t-shirt. LOL So I guess I am heading in the right direction.

but I think things will get harder in a week... back at work. Looking more forward to a full-throttle kick in the nuts than going back... but it is what it is.

So... halfway done to my ultimate goal...

And if anyone still wishes to donate, PLEASE DO!!! ;)
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Postby Azatotht » Sun May 29, 2016 8:13 pm

Well done, keep it up !
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Postby Fifty » Sun May 29, 2016 8:50 pm

Wait a second... How do we know those are your feet? ;)

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Postby Sparky » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:13 am

Still keeping up with my mission...

I went back up to 240lbs, but pants are still loose. I gained maybe 5lbs since back at work, but I have been cycling and walking every day, so muscle mass is building up.

Stress these days is the killer... The kitchen is putting one hell of a financial strain, and my better half is driving me to get it finished ASAP. It's wearing me down hard. But I am staying on the path...


So, just a reminder, if you wish to donate for a great cause (Make-A-Wish) by sponsoring my 48-hr bike run, please do so here:

https://cause2give.unxvision.com/P2PWeb ... nguageId=1

ANY amount is GREATLY appreciated!!!
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Postby Sparky » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:35 pm

Wow... it's been interesting... in the last few weeks, I have dealt with nearly quitting my job due to stress, a nagging chest cough that is still there after a month, spraining my left ankle and tearing my leg up after a T2 arcade cab fell on it (long fucking story...)... but thanks to a super-supportive family circle (my wife and kids... as for the others, they don't believe, so fuck em), the course is held.

Back to 230lbs. Not exactly as low as I would have wanted... but I am still 32lbs lighter than when I started. And I do feel WAYYY better. More energy.

And on a positive note, I got myself a recumbent bike to help with the mileage. I have severe discomfort in my back, elbows and wrists on a conventional bike. This thing is more comfortable than my Laz-Y-Boy, and hits 50kph

Bent bike.JPG


The bike cost me more than a pinball machine... but I seriously want to do this.

So... for all that wish to donate to the 48hr cycling cause, please do so here:

https://cause2give.unxvision.com/P2PWeb ... nguageId=1

Again, thatnk you all to those that have already donated!!!!

I am doing it for the kids... and to prove to myself that I can do it.
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Postby Mrhide » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:43 pm

Sparky wrote:And on a positive note, I got myself a recumbent bike to help with the mileage. I have severe discomfort in my back, elbows and wrists on a conventional bike. This thing is more comfortable than my Laz-Y-Boy, and hits 50kph

Bent bike.JPG


The bike cost me more than a pinball machine... but I seriously want to do this.



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Postby Sparky » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:02 pm

Mrhide wrote:
Sparky wrote:And on a positive note, I got myself a recumbent bike to help with the mileage. I have severe discomfort in my back, elbows and wrists on a conventional bike. This thing is more comfortable than my Laz-Y-Boy, and hits 50kph

Bent bike.JPG


The bike cost me more than a pinball machine... but I seriously want to do this.



JE VEUX l'ESSAYER!!! ...


pis c'est pas loin de chez vous ca non ?! -- > http://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/longue ... nFlag=true :o


C'est à 30 mins par la 30.
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