Beard On Beard Off

I grew a beard almost three years ago to cover up my face and as of today I’ve lost 72 pounds and now I’m seriously thinking about taking it off just to see my skinner face which I haven’t seen in at least 20 years. It’s amazing I never thought I would care how I look but losing this kind of weight has made me feel so much better about myself in ways that I never imagined. My wife has never liked the beard and I said I would never shave it off but I think at this point it’s just a matter of time before it’s gone. I’m just not sure if I should wait for another weight loss milestone or a special occasion.

Please comment and let me know what you think, I will defiantly be taking pictures if it happens.

I listed the Valen-Tater on eBay thinking about making a deal with my wife if the heart shaped potato actually gets a bid the beard will come off this week.

I am sitting here wishing for warmer weather to get here sooner than later, this healthier dad wants to go outside and play with the kiddos, take a walk, and just finally start to enjoy my healthier life.

Thanks for reading!

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Beard On Beard Off

Lazy Day ~ Having Fun On eBay Selling The ValenTater

Well not much going on today so I had a little fun with the gift I got my wife for Valentines Day, I needed some entertainment this morning so I listed the ValenTater on eBay.  Yes I know it’s a high asking price for a heart shaped potato but do you know how expensive it is to eat healthy these days if not I can tell you all about it?

If I can just find that special heart shaped food collector, I know he or she will appreciate this lovely spud.

So please share this link and if nothing else get a chuckle from reading the listing!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ValenTater-Heart-Shaped-Potato-My-Wife-Hated-Her-Valentines-Day-Gift-Tater-/271776550216?

My wife says anything raised off the ValenTater will go towards getting her a real gift, personally I hope we get to eat it just not sure how I will prepare it.

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Lazy Day ~ Having Fun On eBay Selling The ValenTater

The Gift of the ValenTater!

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What did I give my wife on this cold and very windy Valentines Day?  While most women will be getting jewelry, roses, or chocolates, this year I gave my special someone a heart shaped potato or what I’ve called it all day the ValenTater!  Chocolates were not an option this year with our healthier lifestyle and I’m too cheap for roses but my wife did get a love note, daisies (her favorite flower), and the ValenTater.  I will be making Darcie a special but healthy dinner later but I’m stumped should we have ValenTater salad, mashed ValenTater, or baked ValenTater?  I don’t think my wife saw the humor in this gift but that’s how I roll, speaking of rolls I wonder if I can find a heart shaped one.  This give beats the dead flower I gave her one year, yeah it was free so the price was right.  I’m just so romantic but I know this, my wife will never forget getting a heart shaped vegetable for the years most romantic day.

Thanks for reading and Happy Valentine’s Day!!

The Gift of the ValenTater!

I want to strangle Punxsutawney Phil!

It’s a VERY cold and windy day here in the heart of Illinois Amish country. It’s just been a slow day of office work doing paper work and sending emails, the only thing I can think of is that I want to strangle that darn groundhog. I never really cared how long winter was before but there’s so much this healthier dad wants to do this summer. I have always said that but this year will be different there will be NO EXCUSES my kids will NOT miss out on things this summer. I just cant wait to take them to the beach, amusement parks, zoos, and more. I will actually be able to participate this year and not be exhausted at the end of the day because of my weight. Life is just so much enjoyable when you cut out the junk!!

This healthier dad can’t wait for warmer weather plus 69 pounds of my insulation is now gone so I always feel cold anyway.

That’s all for now more to come soon….

I want to strangle Punxsutawney Phil!

It’s all mindset! We’re debt free again!!

As our healthy journey continues our finances are also improving too.  As of yesterday we are DEBT FREE again, not including the house and we are currently building back up out emergency fund.

We have tried to follow the Dave Ramsey plan as close as we could but it’s been a struggle, it was always easy to cheat like it was with our eating habits.  It’s funny how when we finally get on track we look back and realize a lot of things in our lives were unhealthy just not the junk we put in our bodies.

My wife and I spent my lunch hour today discussing our envelope system and trimming our monthly budget down to increase what we invest for retirement. Our grocery envelope had to stay high but I think over time we can lower it too.

It’s great to know we are going in the right direction with a lot of things and my wife is even looking into going back to finish college.

Life’s good right now, I feel so blessed.

Thanks for reading more to come soon…..

It’s all mindset! We’re debt free again!!

I’m just getting healthier, nope I’m not dying!

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I wanted to share this side by side I created last month yup this is the difference in just 3 months!!  I’m slowly creeping up on 70 pounds total weight loss I’m hoping to hit that in the next couple of days.  I told my wife when I hit 100 pounds total weight loss I’m shaving off the beard.  I almost did it two weeks ago just to see how my face actually looks, it’s been a long time since I’ve been clean shaven.  My wife has always hated the beard, hmmm so that must be the reason I got a big salad for lunch today.

I’m also starting to feel like kind of a celebrity in the tiny town we live in.  I get questions pretty much everyday how have we lost weight so quickly, what are you doing, what do you eat, how often do you work out, and even are you dying?  Yup someone actually asked if I was dying because my attitude towards EVERYTHING and everyone has changed so much and with dropping so much weight they thought something was seriously wrong.

It’s been a busy day just got back from a work meeting about an hour ago so this won’t be a long entry.

Thanks for reading, more to come soon…..

I’m just getting healthier, nope I’m not dying!