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From Fat to Fit………clicks and pics!

Hello.  My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire.  Ladies and gentlemen.  Boys and girls.  Let us take a moment to reflect…………………..Okay, enough of that.  Today is the day I was measured, poked, prodded, and examined by my wife.  This is for her and only her for this past week.  Let us see if my undying love is strong enough to help me start to drop it a little faster, shall we?  So, here are the stats without much further adieu:

Chest:  50 inches

Biceps:  18 inches

Thighs:  27 7/8 inches

Waist:  55 inches

Belly:  Drum roll please……………..57 6/8 inches!  Woohoo!  That’s down from a whopping 62 inches.  We have read it can be as high as ten pounds of fat and as low as five pounds per inch.  Either way, we both agreed that I reached the goal!  I scored brownie points for myself with my wife by making a real promise and keeping it just for her!

Dedicated to my wife pic!


Second pic from the side.........

Next week we’re going for the same results!  I dedicate this next week to my children.  I want to run with them and play tag with them for hours.  I want to be able to swim and hike and bike and run and wrestle all in the same day.  I want to play sports again.  I desire most to be an example to my children that healthy is a life-long lifestyle and the only lifestyle.  So, here’s to the man who invented free weights that we may build muscles and become stronger individuals.  Here’s to the Greeks who invented the marathon and challenged the body to push itself to the limits of failure.  Here’s to all those individuals who day in and day out chisel out bodies of granite to set precedence amongst us who look to them for inspiration and admiration.  And, last but not least, here’s to a really good pizza because without good food like this, a cheat day just wouldnt be a cheat day without them.
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I dedicate this week to my wife………….

Hello.  My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire.  I measured this past week and to my un-surprise, I barely lost but a half inch.  HMMMMM….maybe it was the fudge we made or maybe it was the lack of disciplinary eating habits I had been following the week previous that got me into this predicament.  I didn’t get down on myself too much knowing I had derailed this past week.  That and the fact I didn’t have much of a chance to workout.  I could’ve have a couple of times but I actually did not have much time to work out this week.  I have been non-stop going from computer to envelopes and postage to home chores and holiday decorating to home repairs and so on and so on and so on and blah blah blah!  Yeah yeah, excuses….but good ones at that.  I mean, I have been keeping busy, pretty much from the time I wake up to the time I lay me down to sleep.  But then my good friend, Drew Manning, sticking to it with gusto and exercising with reckless abandon.  My diet, other than the fudge and two pieces of chocolate chip cookies, did I do too bad.  Just a lot of intrusive carbs with my not-so-bad meals.  Maybe I had white rice instead of brown or none at all.  Maybe I did not stick to the five to six meal plan.  I will say I felt worse after this week with not sticking to it.  I can actually feel the processed food not agreeing with my body.  I felt sicker, more lethargic and even felt cloudier in the mind.  I even switched to organic milk and let me tell you…….organic milk has a much better taste to it……AND, I feel better after a cup of it compared to when I drink a cup of regular anti-biotic filled hormone laced milk.  It also doesn’t take much for me to feel guilty about not sticking to the plan as I run around with my kids for a minute and am out of breath or when I walk by a mirror and can’t even look at my own reflection because I am so embarrassed to see how much I let myself go.  Then the whole negative talk comes into play about how stupid I was to have done this or I should have done this or that.  Shoot, I can’t even handle my wife seeing me without my shirt let alone coming out of the shower.  That’s just horrible for me to even think about.  So, I am definitely back in the race after a long look at the unbecoming physique I possess and realized that I have spent too long in my follies and carbohydrates and need to start practicing self-restraint.  That begins with pre-cooking my meals.  I notice when I don’t pre-cook, I eat what is convenient.  That usually entails fat, calories and guilt written all over it. 

Here are my measurements……….

Chest:  51 inches

Thighs:  31 inches

Belly:  62 inches

biceps:  19 inches

only 1/2 inch lost and 1/2 inch gained in belly............Aaaaaaaaaaaagh!

It's war this week!!!!!!!!


More color means more nutrients!

Splash of gree and red!


Cooked and shredded teriyaki chicken for the stirfry!


The final product!

For this week, I am dedicating everything I have to the one person who has stood beside me through my ups and downs.  She has encouraged me and always believed in me.  Even when I feel I fail….like this week……she tells me to push forward and learn from my mistakes.  So this week, I am dedicating my workouts to my wife and because of that, I will make sure to put in everything I have and more into each workout knowing I want to make her proud.  I know the best Christmas gift I could give her is to lose the weight and continue eating well so I can be around for a long time with my wife and kids.  So Christa, I raise my glass of water with a hint of lemon to you and say, “Cheers”.  This week is in honor of your love.  I pledge to lose 20 lbs. this week till the clock strikes midnight on Saturday evening!  Now I gotta put my money where my mouth is………YIKES!  For other blogs you might find interesting and inspiring, I have found a new one and really enjoy it.  Here is her link and I highly recommend it……http://www.myallnaturalweightloss.com/

Back on track!

this belly is what I am going to lose!!! Goodbye belly......

Hello.  My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire.  I apologize for my absence the last day or so but my mouse to the computer died.  Literally, it just breathed its last breath and stopped working.  I tried in vain to find a triple A battery for the old mouse but to no avail.  I finally was able to make it to Walmart and get a new mouse.  OH JOY……….RAPTURE!  I’VE GOT A MOUSE!  I am now going to upload a bunch of pictures and make up for a little lost time.  I have been doing quite well on my diet and exercising.  I actually did not work out yesterday……oh yeah, loving that!  I am going to take the advice of many of you though, and thank you to those who comment and encourage or give great advice, and let it roll of my back and focus on now.  I have a magnificent workout planned for today which includes a shoulders and back routine with weights and then a ten to fifteen minute boxing stint with the boxing bag followed by an exhilarating walk/jog for one mile around the neighborhood.  Heck, if I feel good then I might treat myself to a little longer jog.  My knee has considerably gone down in swelling and is nearly normal.  There is still a little stiffness, however, if I can walk, then I can work out. 

The Biggest Loser aftermath

Just two days following my biggest loser rendezvous with Bob Harper in my living room my legs are sore…….i’m sorry, let me be honest……i feel like I’ve squatted for the first time and my inner thighs near my groin area and my buttocks are quite sore.  It pains to walk and especially sit down.  I guess I deserve this since I did not put in the time to stay in decent shape all these years.  Note to self, “Don’t ever get out of shape ever again because if you start to forget, flip to page one of this blog and start reading”!   And there you have it.  For those of you who want to know how the biggest loser workouts are?  They are grueling.  Even for someone in shape you will break a good sweat and probably work some muscles you’re not accustomed to working like they make you do!

The Big Weigh-in……….

I guess I have not disclosed my weight on this blog yet and because of this one cannot determine the transformation I am making right now.  My philosophy is this……your weight is just a number, people.  We do not and should not identify ourselves with this number.  This number is just a number and exists because of choices we choose to make.  So, if you comment, please do not tell me your weight.  Only, tell me your name or something about you personally that I can relate with on a human level and that’s it.  I only want to know your triumphs.  The number we carry for our weight is only there to be annihilated!    So, this is how it’s going to go down, my peeps!  I am going to do my first weigh-in on Monday, the 29th of September.  It will be two weeks since starting this blog with the first week being very up and down with working out and diet.  I was basically trying to fine tune things as much as possible that first week and then I will have had another week to get it going.  I will post how much weight I have lost thus far.  Then, at the end of my transformation in December right before Christmas, I will disclose how much weight I have lost all together and what my weight is at that time.  All you will need to do is add the weight lost to my weight at that time and voila!  Presto!  Shazam!  Poof!  You’ll have the magic number.  So, all you guys…tune in everyday for another blog with Pono and for sure on Monday morning when I have my first weigh-in!


I want to live for my children......that man in the picture will not be me anymore!