Friday, September 28, 2007

I Wish That I Had Words Of Wisdom Today

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto my Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in again at 189.8 pounds.
Whoa, that's still just under the 190-pound target.

Yesterday I made an error and put in 199.8-pounds. I went back and edited the error.

I wish that I had some words of wisdom to share today. I don't have time to write in all the stuff I have consumed and post my missing days. I really have to get going.

I am going to share this. Unfortunately for me, and for many people, I don't have one of these high reving metabolisms that burns every calorie instantly that I shove into my mouth.

No, I have one of those stinking metabolisms that panics and turns everything that I eat into fat. So, I must be diligent when controlling my food consumption.
This is going to be a life long task. From now until whenever I die I must be careful with my food intake.

You can see the results of eating too much food over a seven day period. I am up seven pounds.

If you are like me, and most of you are, you will face the same stinky, smelly dilemma. You too will have to be keenly aware of just about every bite of food you consume. That sucks.

I know.

Part Two Of Today's Postings
I have some time to kill here so I am visiting a relative who was kind enough to let me use the computer.

Someone added a comment about drinking water. I agree, more water is better than less. I believe we in America are way to used to drinking juices and sodas to satisfy the Thirst Monster.

Water is a solvent. Our body needs it, as we should all know. We don't drink enough of it. If you want something good, drink cool clear water.

It helps to move things along. The body needs it.


Bye for now...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm Almost Back At 190-pounds

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at a healthy 189.8 pounds. Whoa... That's just 0.2 pounds shy of the 190-pounds I worked so hard to get past.

Well, I have fallen off the wagon. It's easy to do. I lost my natural environment that I operate in. I usually weigh myself every day. I usually carry my scale with me. This time I forgot it at home. Oops.

Before I left town for three days I was struggling with a four pound gain already. Yep, I had eaten just a little too much at some events that I attended.

So, it's back to the same routine: cutting way back again, and seeing what happens.

Bye for now...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

My Weight Loss Took A Big Hit This Week

Hello weight losing fans...

Did you miss me? Judging since there aren't any comments lately it seems no one cares one wit if I post. I have been off of the computer for five days. Oh well...
I worked all of Saturday.
On Sunday I went out of town to Lake Geneva to fish. Nope I didn't catch the big fish.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I went out of town on business. Nope, I couldn't get to a computer.

I didn't have my scale with me when I went out of town. I was flying blind with my weight. I also didn't bring my food log with me. So I wrote all the food that I ate on scraps of paper.

I took a real big hit these last five days with my weight. I am up almost seven pounds after last weeks record day of losing weight. Yep one week after having set a record I am now up just about seven pounds. What can I say?

What is responsible for all this gain? Umm, I ate more food than I needed to survive. I especially threw caution to the wind during these last three days. I ate well for breakfast lunch and dinner. Here is why, I wasn't paying for it. And since it was being served in a buffet type setting I went wild. I had a little bit of everything. Yum, yum, yum...

I don't have the time today to type out all that I have eaten. Rest assured it was a lot more food than I needed.

Of course I can't fall back on the likely excuse that this is food that is waiting to leave. Nope, I take full responsibility for it. I enjoyed every single bite.

I guess though I lost my free dues days at the fatty club. I have to face fifty lashings with a wet noodle to boot. Oh, what a wretched soul I am. NOT...

Hey, I keep writing don't kill yourself to lose the weight. We are designed to eat food for energy. That's right. The challenge with losing weight is how to find that happy medium so that weight can be lost carefully.

Over the last few days I have found that I can't go much higher than 1,500 calories and then continue to lose weight. It only takes me to eat a couple pieces of bread and the weight loss progression stops.

This may be true for you as well. One day a woman told me, "I don't know how many calories I should eat." It's different for everyone. You have to figure that out.

Bye for now...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Walk Away From The Food: Let Them Toss It Out

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.6-pounds. That's one pound up from the record. I don't think that's bad.
Now, I am expecting tomorrow I will be at a higher weight. It's because I went to a picnic today and ate a lot of food.

I ate at the picnic:
  • Large hamburger bun
    Barbecued Chicken Breast
  • Hot dog bun
  • Large beef hot dog
  • Potato salad
  • Chili
  • Two raisin cookies Chocolate chip cookie
  • Granola bar

For breakfast I had a Lean Pocket Sandwich. For a snack I had a chocolate protein bar, and a chocolate granola bar. Both of which added 400 calories alone to the days calorie totals. Add to that a large glass of whole milk (300 calories)

I expect it will take some time for that to leave.

I Talked To A Woman Who Knows What To Do: Will She?
Today I was walking around a rummage sale. I ran into a woman who I started a conversation with about losing weight. She was a short stocky woman who obviously could lose 50-pounds off her short frame.

She was telling me that she saw a doctor on the Oprah Winfrey Show who was saying that the best way to lose weight is to reduce the amount of food consumed. He said cut out a little bit here, and a little bit there. (Oh My...) She said that she had been thinking about losing weight but didn't know how to.

Well, after we talked, I knew she knew more that she thought. Here is the catch: It doesn't matter what you know, it's how you use what you know.

If you know you should eat less food, then why aren't you? What's the hangup there?

She asked me about hunger while we were in our conversation. She admitted that she can't handle the hunger when she doesn't satisfy herself.

Well, I'll be, could I be right all along? Hey, you weight loss Gurus, what's really driving your binging? Could it be the Hunger Monster after all?

Well, I told her if she works her way into it slowly, she will learn to deal with the hunger.

Yep, I said work her way into it slowly. Don't kill yourself trying to lose weight. Don't sit there and play the martyr with your body and starve yourself out of your mind.

Golly, if you want a chocolate donut then eat that chocolate donut. Then skip something else.

It's when we get to the dinner table with the mind set that we have to eat everything on the table that gets us into trouble.

At the end of the picnic they were throwing away the food. Yep, whole trays of condiments and food were being tossed into the barrels. Perfectly good food gone for good.

I had to resist my urge to collect trays of it to bring it home. I could have rescued some of it for myself. But, I didn't pay for it. It wasn't mine to rescue.

It's hard to see good food go to waste like that. And I think we may think that when we get to the table or that next picnic.

Maybe we eat so much because we don't want to waste food. Oh, I am so funny.

No, we have bad habits. We eat way more food than we need to survive. We are compulsive. I know that I am.

So, here is what you do. Eat Less Food, and walk away from the rest of the food. You can't eat it all, so walk away.

Bye for now...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hang In There With The Weight Shifts

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up on the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185.2-pounds. That's up from yesterday's record.

Yep the weight goes up, and the weight goes down. This is the way it goes with the weight. It goes up, and it goes down.

If I am consistent in my food consumption, like I have been, it will eventually go down. It cannot stay at the Staus-quo.

So, if you are like me don't get discouraged. You will eventually get those pounds off. It takes persistence.

Part Two Of Today's Post
I went to work today and got off early. I decided to add to this morning's post.

Today I was at work and one of the women saw me and commented, "You have gotten skinny enough."
I asked her, why? She said that I wouldn't look good if I got any skinnier. Hmmm... was this a come on that I missed? (Ladies help me out here.)
Her argument was that my body will get all saggy if I lost more weight.

Granted I look thinner than I did at this time last year. However there was a time when I was actually 160-pounds. I was for a short time a lean fighting machine.

I am getting comments now that I don't need to lose anymore weight from different women that I run into.

I am not so sure they are right. My digital scale tells me that I am just about where I need to be. So maybe I need to go to 180-pounds and stop there for a while. I am not sure anymore.

If you were to see me I still have fat that is hanging on to my tummy. (I wrote about this before.) Some people think that I should just firm it up.

How do you firm up fat? Come on, it's fat that sit's right there on the top of the muscle.

I know that I may look thin at 160-pounds. But, that really is where I should be for my body structure. I have thin wrists, and thin legs. I can't have a gut that protrudes when I take off my shirt. And protrude it does do.

Maybe I will reset my weight loss target for 170-pounds.

I'll figure it out when I get there. In the meantime I am still trying to hit 180-pounds.

Bye for now...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I Hit Another Record For This Weight Loss Season: Down 57 Pounds

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 183.6-pounds.
This is a new record for this weight loss season.

I couldn't believe what I saw initially. I stepped up and saw the numbers ticking down to the new weight and was surprised. I stood down and stood back up on the scale three more times just so I could verify that I wasn't imagining things.

That Illusive 180-pound target is getting closer. I thought by now I would have blown past it. Nope, it didn't happen.

I didn't hit any of the presupposed targets that I wanted to hit. Some people call them weight loss goals. I call them targets.

And since we aren't dealing with machines here but with the human body, it can be frustrating to see how stubborn and resistant we are to change. It's like we are in this never ending downward spiral of self destructive impulses. Our bad eating habits is one of them.

For years many of us were eating what ever we wanted when ever we wanted; then suddenly we decide we are going to lose weight.

The body doesn't seem so cooperative at first either. When embarking on a new venture like losing weight the body throws fits. I had headaches, immense hunger pains, dizzy spells, and the usual wake up in the middle of the night Hunger Monster.

Now, I still have to deal with hunger, but it's not as intense as it was. I don't get the sudden rush of dizzy spells like I used to. And I don't seem to be getting the intense headaches that were related to being hungry like I did in the beginning.

Oh yes, I had it all. I was like a junkie coming off of drugs. My body was having hissy fits on me.

Now, I am down 57-pounds from where I started officially noting my weight. This weight loss season started at 240-pounds. That was back in November of 2006.

My drivers license shows a weight of 250 pounds. I actually was 260-pounds before I decided to use the Doctor Atkins Diet to lose 60-pounds. I was down to 200-pounds and over a period of three years I regained 40 of the 60 pounds that I lost.

Now, I am at a weight that I haven't been at since the summer of 1994. I am almost to the 180-pounds that I was at back then.

It's a new world now:
  • I run up and down the stairs.
  • My knees feel better than they did.
  • My gut doesn't hang out past my chest line like it did.
  • I am beginning to exercise.
  • I feel like I have more energy.
  • My heart lopes along at 60 beats-per-minute instead of 90-100 beats-per-minute.
  • I just feel much better

Bye for now...

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 183.6-pounds.
This is a new record for this weight loss season.

I couldn't believe what I saw initially. I stepped up and saw the numbers ticking down to the new weight and was surprised. I stood down and stood back up on the scale three more times just so I could verify that I wasn't imagining things.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I Am Full Of The Proverbial Brown Stuff

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.4-pounds.
That's down from yesterday's high. It's just a smidgen over my record by 0.2-pounds.

I would say that I was right: It was stuff waiting to leave. (Yes, I am full of ...)
This may be true for you too. You may have a temporary plumbing back up there and you need to get unplugged.

I drink large amounts of protein powder. I do it deliberately because my calorie consumption is so low I have to restrict the amount of meat that I consume as well as the carbohydrates. This leaves me short for my needed proteins for the day. And, the protein powder makes up for the shortfalls in Amino Acids. It's easy to digest and easy for the body to assimilate. (Well, so I think.)

I drink at least two scoops of protein powder per day. This has a tendency to slow down my internal plumbing a bit.

If you are consuming smaller amounts of food, like I do, you may find you have a tendency to back up.

If you hit a certain weight and you are hovering like I am around 195-pounds you may also find that you can back up if you over indulge yourself like I did at a weekend picnic. It takes a few days for the waste-by-products to get out.

Now, a normal person ought to use the potty at least once for every meal. Normally I do. However it does take some time for the overload to finally go out the door.

I use natural supplements to assist in the process. You may find that you have to as well. "Keep those wagons rolling" to quote John Wayne in an old classic movie. You have to keep that stuff moving, and it may need a boost.

In addition to using a supplement there is nothing that can take the place of water. I am consuming more and more water, and making a big effort to quit using the soda pop. I used to make a habit of drinking a two liter of diet-soda every day. I am making an effort to wean myself off of that stuff. (That's another habit I wrestle with.)

I wrote about this before in a past blog.

Bye for now...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Cold Hard Reality Creaping In: My Message Is Not Well Liked

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 187.8-pounds. Yes, that's up again two days in a row. I am convinced it's just stuff waiting to make it out the back door.

I noticed something when I talk to people about the amount of weight that I have lost. People get real uneasy when they hear the words: Reduce the food portions, Eat less food, Give up eating, Go hungry, Don't try to satisfy yourself at a meal. I especially see this with the chubby people; OK, the fat people.

I see the looks on their faces change when I tell my story. I can see the grimace in their fake smiles. I see the squint in their eyes. I can see the glassy look as their eyes glaze over.

Am I paranoid? I don't think so. You would think that when I preach the message about weight loss that I am an old testament prophet.

I can just imagine the fat people huddled together waiting to stone me to death. I can also envision the cult like mentality of certain weight loss groups that want to do the same thing to me. It's Because I dare to question them and their methodology.

MY MESSAGE IS NOT WELL LIKED. (That's OK with me.)

It's simply because my message is very short and to the point: EAT LESS FOOD.

Sooner of latter when a person undertakes the Weight Loss Adventure he/she is going to have to face a Cold Hard Reality: It's not easy to give up food. It's not easy to count those calories all the time. It's not easy, if you are using Weight Watchers, to keep counting those points. It's not easy to keep track of what you are eating 24 hours a day.

And, when the Hunger Monster visits, the Neurotic Monster visits, or the Compulsion Monster visits that temps us to overindulge our appetites we have to face the Cold Hard Reality that NO is the only thing we can do.

We have to say:

  • No to that extra Ice Cream Bar
  • No to that extra helping of spaghetti
  • No to that chocolate cake
  • No to that hand full of potato chips
  • No to that extra serving of food at the buffet bar
  • No to that free cookie from a friend
  • No to late night binges
  • No to that chocolate bar
  • No to the extra glass of wine
  • No to the many things that people don't say No to anymore
Am I dreaming, or is it worse than saying NO to drugs?


At The Party All The Fat People Sit Around Indulging Themselves
Then at the party when all the fat people are sitting around eating Ritz Crackers and cheese getting fatter; suddenly the feelings of loneliness and isolation creep into our bodies and souls as we begin to realize that we are the only ones here trying to lose the weight. I mean making a real true effort, not just talking about it.

It's like going out on the back porch and hearing the crickets in the late fall chirping their last chirps before the winter frost kills them off. The cool air blows and winter is beginning to make it's presence known. The cold begins to creep in and we begin to feel alone.

That's right you and I are alone.

My message may not be well liked. And at the time I am proselytizing I am not well liked when I try to convey the message that no one can do it for you. "All The Kings Horses, And All The King's Men" can't make you and I do what we need to do.

Sooner or later, you will find yourself alone in your quest to lose the unwanted pounds. No one, no not anyone, can give you the grit to take a course of action to lose weight and then keep it off.
That's something you'll have to find for yourself.

This is why my message is so unpopular. This is why I know my message is not liked and not well received many times. It's because no one likes the words "Self Sacrifice." No one wants to think about giving up our cherished food.

And since I dare to tell the truth, and I dare to be critical; I am like public enemy number one.

Go ahead don't post my blog on your blog. Try to disrespect me. Try to avoid me. Think you know better. Go ahead.

Sooner of later the pigeons come home to roost. Sooner or later the truth makes it's way to the front. Sooner or later the simple message of EAT LESS FOOD will be found to be the simplest and most direct path to getting results.

It's a simple message, but making it work isn't simple. I know... I know, I know, that I know.

Take heart you preponderant ones with the big butts. You can lose the weight. It takes time. It takes effort. It takes saying NO.

By for now...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Time To Buy A New Journal

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185.8-pounds. That's up over my three day record by 1.6-pounds. Don't worry it's just stuff that's waiting to leave.

I did eat a lot yesterday. I was out at work yesterday for fourteen hours. I had awoke early in the morning and basically blasted through the day without a nap. I relied heavily on protein powder and protein to give me the energy. I didn't get to bed until 2:00 AM. So, I was up for about 19 straight hours yesterday. That is a long time to avoid eating food. I get very hungry.

Later in the day I was hungry. This was in spite of the fact that at lunch I had a large Quizno's sub sandwich and a bag of Jalapeno Potato Chips. In the evening, I was given a free meal at McDonald's.
I was very hungry and decided to not worry that I was already at my 1,500 calorie allotment for the day.

Since the last meal of the day was at around 9:00 PM, I suspect that's why I am seeing the extra poundage. It's just the stuff that is waiting to leave. We'll see tomorrow if I am not right, or maybe Monday.

Believe me, the last few days I have been keeping a tight lid on my 1,500 calories. I don't have time to go through my menu. But, I have been eating less carbohydrates, and more meat mixed with vegetables, fruit and salad. I write it all down.

It's Time To Buy A New Food Journal
Today I realized it's time to head off to the Office Store and purchase a new legal pad to use for my food journal. I have only two fresh pages left, and then I am out of paper in the pad.
I have been writing in this journal since January 29, 2007.
Where has the time gone?

Maybe someday someone will find my box of legal pads full of records for my weight and the food that I ate each day. Then they will wonder, "Huh, so that's what the primitive man ate."

Another Woman Confessed To Me That She Has Joined Weight Watchers
Today I had another woman tell me she has joined Weight Watchers.

I told this lady that I am critical of weight watchers. She asked me, why? I told her that it's because the government established the calorie system years ago to evaluate the burning of food. Then weight watchers came along and assigned a point system to food.

I told her that the body burns food for energy. I told her that food companies spend thousands of dollars to have technicians in white lab coats burn food to establish a calorie count.
Along came weight watchers and nullified the whole thing by using points.

She told me that it's really simple to follow. She said that the less fiber food has the higher the points. Oh, OK.

I asked her about fruits. She said that fruits don't have points because fruits are high in fiber. She said that she can eat all the fruits and vegetables that she wants to.

I asked her if I eat a bag of apples I won't gain weight. She said no. I said if I eat a bunch of oranges I won't gain weight. She said no. She said that I can probably eat a whole bunch of apples and oranges and not gain weight.

She then told me how they figure out the points. She goes onto her computer and puts in the fat content, the calorie count, and some other numbers. They then spit out her points for the day.

Golly that sounds awfully darned complicated there to me. Hey, all I do is look at the calorie count on the package for the serving size. Then I add up the numbers.

OK... Let's get this straight. Go to the food store. Buy a bag of apples and eat it. Then buy a bag of oranges and eat it. Now, go get one of those juicy hamburgers. Eat that puppy down. If you can that is. Since a juicy hamburger doesn't exceed the points for the day, then you are OK. And since you only ate apples and oranges, you will lose weight?

Does that make any sense at all? What about the sugar in the apples and the oranges, isn't that fructose? Doesn't that have any effect at all?

According to this woman if doesn't.

Listen, take my advice. All food that has calories in them has an effect on the body. It doesn't matter if it's fruits, vegetables, or meats.

Now for this particular post I am not trying to go into the science of food. I am just writing there goes another lost soul down a rabbit trail. She needs to lose weight but can't do it the old fashion way.

All she has to do is reduce her portion sizes. Yes, that is it in a nut shell. EAT LESS FOOD.

This lady told me that she really doesn't eat all that much food. Oh, OK. So she has to lose weight but she doesn't eat that much. OH, OK. I get it. That fat just happened to jump onto her body there. She's 45-pounds over her weight limit, and she didn't eat that much food?

I told this same lady that I purchased lean cuisines to start my weight loss adventure. She then said that she would but there is too much salt in lean cuisines.

Let me make a prediction. If she doesn't get her head on straight about her food consumption, she won't lose weight. She can use Weight Watchers. That's fine.
But, in the end she is going to have to face some real hard facts. One: she eats more than she needs too. Two: she eats the wrong kind of food. Three: She needs to learn to deal with the ugly HUNGER MONSTER.

I hope she makes it. She would look real good going back to the weight she once was when I first met her. She won't get there without a struggle.

That's the cold hard reality. It's a struggle to lose weight.

Bye for now...

Friday, September 14, 2007

Can You Tell Me: When Does The Hunger Go Away?

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.2-pounds. Yep, that's three days in a row there that I have held the Weight-Loss-Line here. It's status quo for my weight.

That's three days in a row I have been under 185-pounds. For the inquisitive who want to know how I have done this: It's just because I have been holding real tight to the 1,500 calorie allotment of food that I give myself each day. That's all. Nothing fancy, and out of the ordinary.

This Morning I Woke Up Early And Felt Hungry
This morning I woke up at 5:30 AM without a clock. I tried to go back to sleep. My body said nope get up. I had set the clock for 6:00 AM anyway. So I only missed 30 minutes of sleep.

The first thing that I noticed when I woke up was how hungry I was. I wanted to jump up and eat something right away. Now, I have a stronger will than that.

I want to know something: I have been at this weight losing thing for nine months now. Doesn't the hunger ever leave?

Come on you weight losing Gurus. Come on you weight losing heros tell me what I want to know. Give me your magical formula for fighting the hunger.

Give me some more pablum about high concentrated foods, and balancing everything out. Tell me like one family member did that eventually you'll reach a point when you can't eat as much?
Ok, tell me when?

Tell me when I will be able to look into the freezer and not want to eat that container full of Ice Cream?
Tell me when I pull into Dunkin Donuts for coffee that I won't want one the chocolate cake donuts on the self?
Tell me when I go down the candy isle at the store when I won't want to eat a chocolate bar?
Tell me when I can go to a buffet and not cringe because I have so many choices and I know I am watching my weight?
Tell me when I go to bed at night that I won't wake up feeling like a victim in a concentration camp?
Tell me when I can finally stop weighing myself like a neurotic idiot?
Tell me when I can finally go to a picnic and eat everything there and not feel like I'll see it the next few days on my scale?
Tell me when I can finally feel full after a meal?
Mommy, make the Hungry Monster leave me alone.

Could any of you tell me when it stops? Can you tell me when the "Battle Of The Bulge" will finally end?

You can't, can you? Admit it folks. You're in this world with me. We are the unlucky ones who's metabolisms are a bit slow. Or, we are the smart one's who figured it out and are doing something about it. I don't know.

It certainly seems so unreal. I wake up and my stomach claws at me like cats in my belly. I am not sick. I don't have a tapeworm. That's just the way it is.

Am I happy about it? Not at all. Gee, I like having my guts gnawing themselves to death. NOT !

Right now I am blogging. It's real early in the morning. I am sitting here hungry and thinking about what I am going to eat.

Here is the sad part. I know that after I eat what ever it is that I am going to eat; I will still feel some hunger.

Mommy, could you chase away the Hunger Monster from my belly?

Bye for now...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Have I Lost Enought Weight?

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.2-pounds. That means I didn't go up any, and I haven't gone down any from yesterday's record loss.

Now I Am Being Told That I Have Lost Enough Weight
A family member of mine seems to think that I have lost enough weight. I am now around 184-pounds.

Yes I am much thinner than I was. However my waist line and my other dimensions aren't where I want them. I want my 34 inch waist line back. I won't get there at this weight.

I still have some more stomach to go. I think I need to get off another 25 pounds. Well, that's what I think.

Bye for now...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Get Radical With Your Weight

Hello weight losing fans...

And with the wave of my magical wand and a cross of my little fingers behind my back I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.2-pounds.

Yep, that's a new record for this weight losing season. Albeit it's a tiny little 0.4-pounds. I'll take it.

Didn't I tell you all that it was just stuff waiting to leave? I think I did.

How did you like my post yesterday? Now my name is going up onto the Federal Bureau of Investigations top watched list. And of course my name and picture are going into the ACLU's computers as well.

Getting Radical Is What It Takes
Are you looking in that that mirror in the morning and seeing a bulge and then ignoring it?

Do you step up onto the scale and see you've gained weight but refuse to get alarmed?

Do you go to the restaurant everyday and eat big meals without any regard as to what you are consuming?

Then you need to get radical. Yes I mean radical. You have to do the things that many people won't. You have to cut back on your food consumption.

It will mean that you can't eat that big stack of pancakes everyday. It will mean that you will have to start paying attention to what you are eating, not just some of the time, but all the time.

Then when you have developed that habit, you have to do it for all the rest of your life. Everyday for the rest of your life you will have to be vigilant.

That's radical. Most people won't do it. Some people can't do it, they don't have the mental capacity for it. However if you have your wits, then you have no excuse.

I didn't write it would be easy.

Don't think for five seconds I like having to keep my food journal. Don't think for five seconds I like having to weigh myself all the time. Don't think for five seconds that I like the idea that for as long as I live I will have to be aware that if I let my guard down I will regain all the weight back.

Losing weight isn't my hobby. It's something that I have to do to get healthy again.

I am doing it for totally selfish reasons too. I want to feel better. I want to look better. I want to be able to move around better. I want to wear different clothes. It's all for me baby. That's that.

Bye for now...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Always Hungry, And Never Completely Satisfied, And A Dedication To 911

Hello weight losing fans...

Six years ago today, Muslims flew hijacked commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon Building, and failed to hit the White House with a plane that smashed into the ground in Pennsylvania. They were Muslim men who believed that the only way they could spread the fear of Alla, and their extreme belief system was to kill Americans and terrorize our population. They slashed the throats of the pilots on those airliners, and then took control of the planes. They deliberately flew those planes to their doom and killed everyone on board. Along with losing millions of dollars in airplanes and equipment, billions of dollars were lost in buildings and historical land marks. More importantly thousands of Americans died in the planes and buildings. Families were destroyed, and property was damaged and lost forever.

This is in remembrance of the events that happened on 911. Our hearts go out to our fellow Americans for their losses.

Today I stepped up onto that Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 186.6-pounds. Up again some am I. It's just stuff waiting to leave. Well, that's what I think it is.

Anyway, I haven't had any comments on my posts lately. I guess I have lost all my audience. Yep, they are all gone. Oh well, it's not as if I am writing anything very profound.
I mean, how many different ways can someone write the message, "EAT LESS FOOD."

Hmm, let me see:
  • It has been found that if the total calories that we consume in a day does not exceed the recommended daily amount of 2,000 calories, we will maintain our weight at a specific level.
  • There's the old standby that I use: EAT LESS FOOD.
  • The proper diet and exercise will result in a healthy body.
  • Restricting the total amount of calories to a minimal amount will result in the eventual reduction of the body mass. Uh, what's a mass?
  • Don't eat donuts and cookies everyday.
  • Pardon me, ma'am I can see that you are struggling there. I lost weight, did you want to know how?
  • Or my all time favorite: "Hey FATSO, quit eating everything you see."
Do you get what it is that I am trying to convey here?

If you want to lose weight, then you are going to have to EAT LESS FOOD. You may have to suffer through some terrible hunger while you are doing it. That's that.

My Family Member Joined Weight Watchers
My cousin told me a couple of weeks ago that she joined Weight Watchers. She claims that with the incredible meal planning they give that she never feels hungry.
I was amazed, skeptical, and amused all at the same time.

I just couldn't believe her. She told me what she eats to lose weight. Golly, it sounds a lot like the food that I eat. I eat fruits, vegetables, and proteins like chicken, tuna, salmon, etc. I only eat red meat about three times a week.

Now, yesterday I had a giant salad. I mean it must have been half of a head of lettuce, and spinach. I was satisfied for about one hour. Then my nauseating hunger returned with a vengeance. Later I ate a fried chicken and tuna combination of meat and fish.

I never did get rid of my hunger completely. I want the magic powder these folks are dumping into the food they eat. It's because I never, ever, not ever go a day without being hungry. That is unless I just stuff myself like a Thanksgiving Turkey.

I can't do that everyday, otherwise I would return to where I came from.

Whoa is me, I am destined to wander around never feeling the satisfaction of a full stomach. I must suffer daily for this cause of losing weight. I am destined to be one of the odd ones.

Oh, please. It is what it is. I live with it. It's not as if there aren't some days I don't eat my cake and ice cream. I just don't do it everyday. You shouldn't either if you expect to lose weight.

Eating Dessert Is A Modern Day Invention
Eating dessert everyday after a meal is actually an invention of the 20th century. There was a time in our history when people ate a meal and never saw this thing called dessert. Sugar was expensive compared to regular staples of food, and so were the other ingredients that went in desserts, like chocolate.

It wasn't until modern manufacturing came along that we were able to get the commodities available at a price the common people could afford. Did you know that with the advent of Cracker Jack Popcorn, and the introduction of Coca-Cola that diabetes started to rear it's ugly head?

There was type-one diabetes which is related to genetics, but type-two diabetes came along in the twentieth century. Now type-two diabetes is quickly becoming a condition of the aged. Some say it's an epidemic.

If you want to get those pounds off, you will have to cut those calories. Giving up the dessert everyday is a good way to start.

Bye for now...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Hovering At One Weight

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185.8-pounds. I am down from yesterday, and I am up 1.2-pounds from my record weight for this weigh loss season.

Umm, gee, aren't I supposed to continuously keep losing weight? I mean isn't my objective to reach that illusive 160-pound goal? I mean David you are a goal setter aren't you? Aren't you writing this blog as an inspiration to all of us? Aren't you hoping that someday you will have a top blog on weight loss, and that millions of readers will come to you for weight loss advice?

Well, No, it ain't gonna happen that I have millions of readers who read my blog for weight loss advice.

It's like this, my weight loss advice isn't so historically out of the ordinary. Please tell me what's so profound about the statement, "Eat Less Food?"
Not only that, as I look around and see more and more fat people I am realizing that people really don't want what I am telling them.

Here is why. It's going to take personal sacrifice. That's right. It's going to take giving up that impulse to eat whenever someone gets rumbly-in-the-tumbly. And we live in a very selfish narcissistic society that wants to indulge itself at every turn of the corner. This is what we have become.

With modern food processing techniques food is now cheap compared to what it used to be. Not only is it cheaper to make, but it's more abundant than it's ever been in history.

Hey, those manufactured wheat chips are just so hard to resist. But they are healthy. NOT! And lately I have been hearing the commercials all over the radio about SUGAR being the natural sweetener, vs artificial sweeteners. After all, there is only 16 calories in a teaspoon of sugar. The commercial says 15 calories in a teaspoon full. Whatever...

Do you really believe that people are going to get any thinner? It won't happen even when the fat police hammer us with the fat tax.

Eating for many people is an addiction. And, let's face it, when it comes to being hungry, no one wants to suffer with hunger. I know I don't want to.

So, why waste my time writing this blog? Umm, I don't know. It gives me something to do. And it keeps me thinking about what I have to do for myself.

Oh, there may be one or two people out there who like what I have to write. But, really, it's not so profound. I am going to keep writing the same dribble.

Of course I will hit this drum one more time: EAT LESS FOOD.

If you do, then you will lose weight.

Bye for now...

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Adults Can't Handle The Truth

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 187.2-pounds. That's down from yesterday's weight, but still I am up four pounds over my record for this weight loss season.

Patty Cake
Patty Cake
Bakers Man
Bake me a cake as BIG as you can

Oh, come on, say Mommy
Come on that's a good little baby...

Blaa, Bloo, Bloo
Goo, Goo, Goo

How many times have we seen woman with their babies talking baby talk to them and saying the most ridiculous things to them? We have all seen it many times, on TV, and in public.

Moms do it because babies are babies, and their little delicate minds can't handle the adult world. So, their moms wisely and by instinct change the pitch of their voice higher, and start talking gibberish to their babies. And, of course, most babies love it.

Oh, it's cute, and fun to watch at times.

Unfortunately I am beginning to think that many adults can't handle the adult talk either. I keep running into people who don't want to hear the truth about how much weight I lost, and what I did to do it.

Here is why I am saying what I am saying. Just today I was talking to my niece who is thirteen years old. Now, in the school system they want to teach her how to put on a condemn, and how to have sex, but they will not tell her they know what happened on 911. They hide the truth, and they spread perversion.

Well, I got incensed and told her that it was Muslims who flew the planes into the Twin Towers, and that's because they want us dead. My brother got angry that I would dare tell her that. He told me that she is only thirteen years old, and I have to handle things delicately with her.

Now, in our politically correct world we our raising children, and they are growing up to be adults who don't know the truth, and when they are told the truth they can't handle it. And, of course, they would rather be lied to than face the truth; well because it's just too hard to handle.

How does all this relate to losing weight? I have a method in my madness here. Just hang with me.

More and more I am finding on the different web pages that I read differing ideas about how to lose weight. Some people have different versions of foods that we should eat. There is the Blood Type Diet. Doctor Atkins has the Atkin's diet. Another doctor has the Fat Flush Diet. Still another doctor has capitalized on our vanity, and plagiarised the Doctor Atkin's Diet and called it the South Beach Diet . Another Doctor has the Southwest Florida Diet.

Still other doctors are recommending more drastic and outrageous weigh loss solutions such as cutting someone open and rerouting the stomach and colon tubes.

Gee, God Was So Stupid When He Designed Our Bodies
Didn't he know that these blood thirsty doctors have a better idea about how the body should work? Hey, when someone can get $30,000 for a two hour operation that is now routine, I guess there is a lot of incentive to be malicious, but oh so caring.

Let the "Ugly Fat Man" have his guts cut open and rerouted his life is in danger. Oh... my...

Why can't they do the same thing to the sexual parts of the sex offenders? Gee isn't someone else's life in danger?

But, I have digressed from my point. (And I am oh so politically incorrect.)

I am seeing more and more adults who are just a little bit overweight. Well, maybe they are more than just a little bit over weight; they are pleasingly plump. Well, maybe they are just a little more than pleasingly plump. They are well, let's just say full figured. (That's what the women use in their on-line dating adds; "I am full figured."

No, let's just say the truth: You're Fat... That's that. How many pounds are you over your normal body weight anyway? Huh?

But, I don't dare tell this to anyone's face. It's because most people can't handle the truth. They would rather have words with sugar coating on top. People don't want to be told that they are eating themselves into their early graves.

People don't want to hear that to lose weight you have to learn to sacrifice and give up the eating lifestyle that got them fat in the first place. People don't want to hear they have to put up with hunger.

No, they would rather have some sweet soft talking doctor come along and tell them, "Your life is in danger, we can do this surgery here, and that will make it easy for you."

So, let me talk baby talk to you
Um, hello. How are you today? Did you want to have a Donut? You do? OK here. Oh, you want coffee too? Oh, you want two teaspoons of sugar? OK, here. What else do you want to eat? You want a pop tart too? OK, here.

There are you satisfied? Um, I lost weight, did you notice? Oh, I look good? Thanks...

How did I do it? Well, I am like most people. I tried all kinds of diets. Yes, diets don't work; I know. So, I went to the doctor. Yes, he tried diet pills, but they didn't work.

So, I asked him if I could have a four inch cut put in my stomach. Then I said pull my guts out. Then I said cut those guts up into pieces. Then I said try to sew them back up to the top of my stomach. Then I said tie off the rest of my stomach until it dries up and becomes a shriveled mass inside of me.

That' what I did to lose weight. How do you like it? Oh, pass me that last half of the donut please. Oh, and put only a little bit of coffee in my cup. No, not too much. Otherwise I'll vomit on you.

It's so pleasant losing weight. It's just a wonderful experience that I am having. Let's go walk around the block...

Goo Goo, Gaa, Gaa, Bloo, Bloo...

Gee, why don't I have a delicious food recipe to share too? Golly...

Bye for now...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Oh Horrors Of Horrors; I Just Keep Gaining Weight

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Greetings from Grand Rapids, Michigan and The Calvin University Library. Oh, I do get around.

Well, today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 188.0-pounds. Yep, you aren't seeing a typographical error there. It is what it is: 188.0-pounds.

What? How could this happen? Oh, you can't have given up have you?
NOPE!

I did eat well last night. In fact, I ate real well yesterday and throughout the day. I exceeded my calorie count for the day (1,500 calories) by a wide margin. And, most of that food consumption was breads, and sugars.

My Over Eating Started With A Weird Day
Yesterday was a weird day. I was supposed to wake up and be at work by 6:30 AM. I set the clock for 4:30 AM. Well, I awoke at 2:30 AM instead. I laid in bed trying to fall back to sleep. It was impossible.

So at 3:45 AM I got up and decided to do some things that I neglected to do. I was just loaded up with energy. I was also very, very hungry.

I knew that I was going to have a full day ahead of me, and knew that I wasn't going to quit work until late.

I started eating early on in the day for breakfast. I ate a cup of oatmeal with honey. I had a strawberry protein shake, and two hard boiled eggs. After I ate I was still raving hungry.

I went to work and there were fresh Dunkin Donuts in the break room. I was so hungry I decided to eat a blueberry cake donut. This was at 6:30 AM.

Later in the day around 11:00 I was with my clients. They wanted to eat at Quizno's Sub Shop. So I tried to be modest and ate a six inch Bourbon Chicken Sandwich, and a diet Coke.

Later in the day around 6 PM I was invited as a guest to someones home. There I was fed a large slice of Lasagna, lots of salad, two pieces of French Bread stuffed with melted cheese, and two glasses of fresh apple cider. Then for dessert I ate a large slice of Apple Crunch Pie, with 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream on top. That food was lots and lots of calories.

Now, you can see why today I weigh what I weigh. Here is the saving grace about it all. I wrote it all down. I may have gained weight, but I am not sitting here bewildered as to what happened to me.

I know exactly what happened and why I am gaining weight. From here I can take a corrective course of action.

If you aren't keeping a record of what you eat then you are going to find yourself in trouble with your weight, and you won't know what happened.


I Went For A Walk To Exercise
Yesterday I went for a two mile walk around the small town that I was staying in. Today I decided to find a library so I went for another walk instead of driving to the library.

It's better for me to attempt some sort of activity, especially when my time is limited.

It will help burn those calories and keep my rusty joints lubricated.

Bye for now...





Friday, September 7, 2007

I'm Not Even Recognizable Anymore

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Greetings from Holland Michigan. I am up here on business for two days. So I thought that it would be a good idea to pop into the local library and post my blog.

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 186.4-pounds. Yes, that's up some. There is an easy explanation for it. I had dinner rather late last night. Need I say more?

I have to hurry up and go. However, someone who saw me this time last year didn't even recognize me one year later. Yes, my face and body structure has changed that dramatically.

I have lost eight inches on the waist line. My legs are half of the diameter they were. My face is so much leaner looking. The man who saw me couldn't believe the difference. He really didn't even know it was me at first.

Oh that is so fun.

Bye for now...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

All Of A Sudden My Weight Jumped Back Down

Hello weight losing fans...

Oh so you think I really gave up? Awe, you wish. Then I wouldn't have to hit you in the puss with reality. Yep, reality.

It's sucks trying to lose weight. That's what I think. Yesterday a friend of mine and I were driving past Dunkin Donuts after taking a long walk down the Prarie Path. He commented it's a shame we can't stop at the Dunkin Donuts.

Yes it was. And that's an everyday thing. I can't eat like I used to with abandon anymore. And that sucks. How else can I put it?

Oh, I have this wonderful light, fluffy, wonderful, spiritual experience losing weight. And all is just positive and wonderful. Like, heck it is. Who are you kidding?

Weight Gain, and Loss Update
I didn't blog on August 31, 2007, September 2, 2007, September 3, 2007, September 5, 2007

Here is the weight updates for the days I did not post:

  • Friday, August 31, 2007: 185.8-Pounds
  • Sunday, September 2, 2007: 187.6-Pounds
  • Monday, September 3, 2007: 187.8-Pounds
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2007: 186.4-Pounds

As you can see the weight went up and down.

Darn, don't you just hate when that happens? Well, no, I don't. You might if it happens to you. I was telling someone the other day how dramatically the weight can jump up and down in a few days. (I guess it's just water weight gain. Yes, if I were a woman.)

My Weight Has Gone Down
Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystyical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.8-pounds. That's after having stepped up onto the scale weighing in at 186.4-pounds yesterday. (Which I didn't post yesterday.)

I am pretty happy with this. I really am. That is a dramatic weight shift up and down there. To be honest, after having eaten like I did over the Labor Day weekend, I thought sure that I was doomed. I thought that all that sacrifice would have been for nothing.

Ah, alas, I am heading back down again. Oh, the sweet flavor of success. I can't help but feel elated. What a pleasant surprise.

I got to eat like a little piggy. I enjoyed every single bite. Now, I am back on track. That's cool.

Walking To Help Burn Fat
I have a friend who writes the blog "A Runner's Dilemma." His blog is listed on my side bar.

He called me up a couple days ago and invited me out to go walk the Prarie Path with him. To be honest, I didn't really want to go walk and excercise. Yesterday I was going to whimp out, but decided I should take him up on his offer.

We went for a four mile walk up the Prarie Path. I was sore afterwards, especially in the joint by my groin area. But, today I woke up and was glad that I had gone with him. (I don't excercise like I should.)

I do think it had some influence on burning just a bit more fat. It certainly did something to get the body fluids into motion and get my heart beating a bit faster. All of which is very beneficial.

Hey, I am like anyone else. It's the law of perpetual motion: what ever is in motion tends to stay in motion; and what ever is at rest stays at rest until acted upon by an outside force. In my case I tend to stay at rest. It takes a big, big force to get me into motion.

It wasn't always like this. Years ago, when I was much younger, I was like my friend; I ran, and ran, and ran. But, my joints got rusty, and my disposition got lethargic, and then I quit excercising.

If you want to boost that fat burning get off the couch, and out from behind that computer. Go for a walk.

Bye for now...

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I Gained Weighed After Hitting A Record Loss

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Mystical-Magical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 188.8-pounds. Could this be real? Yep, it's real, I have gained 4.2-pounds above my posted record.

Now, here is the fun part, after I had posted on September 1, 2007, I stepped up onto my scale weighing in at 183.8-pounds. So in the last three days I have gained five pounds.

Well, how can this be David? You are shattering our thoughts about your great weight losing skills. Am I really?

First of all I am not losing this weight for anyone else but me. I am really just writing about it. If, by chance, anyone should gain any insight from it and encouragement great.

However I am well aware of the fact that my writing is at this time less than politically correct. I would love to be able to put a blue berry muffin recipe on my blog and say, "Here eat this delicious weight losing muffin for great flavor and good nutrition."
I would love to smother this weight losing thing with positive, up lifting messages that leave one feeling all tingly and fuzzy. I would love to.

It's just for me losing weight has been a challenge. It's not the only challenge that I face, but it's a challenge.

And, I like many people fall off the wagon. For instance on Sunday morning I consumed six large pancakes and syrup. That was a hefty chunk of calories there. I also had cheese cake, and a muffin. In one morning of eating breakfast I had consumed a full days worth of calories.
Need you wonder if I ate anything later in the day? Well, of course I did.

Now, this campaign of eating certainly had an effect on me. I have no doubt that in such a short period of time I actually gained weight.

So, what do I do? Well, here is where I quit. Yep, there is no use going on. I am licked. I am beat. Losing weight isn't for me. I will go eat, eat, and then eat some more.

Tell me why I should keep going? I am a total failure when it comes to losing weight. So what if I lost 55-pounds? So what? I'll only gain it all back again.

I think I'll go join weight watchers. I talked to a woman who uses weight watchers and she said, "She never feels hungry following their plan." That's amazing, so how did she get so fat in the first place?

So there it is, I have been wrong all along. I guess it's just because I don't avoid the list of foods that weight watchers tells people to avoid. I am all washed up with losing weight.

This is my last post. I am quitting my blog. Oh, I can't write about it anymore. I have gained way too much weight. I have lost my credibility. I am a weight loss wash out.

I am going to the store and buying a bag of potato chips and dipping cream. I am going to eat myself into an oblivion. That's it. Say goodbye to me.

All you positive weight losers have seen that I have been whipped. I was full of it. I am done for now. Go read someone else's blog. I'm no good now.

I guess I will just have to get fat again. I can't do it anymore. Give me my sponsor who I can call up at 2:00 AM and beg for assistance with fighting those food cravings.

Maybe I could just use points. Then I'll really know what I am doing then. Yeah, why count calories, just count points. That's my problem I didn't listen to the Weight Watchers. If I had I would be slim and trim with no frets or worries. Yeah, that's it.

Yeah, I am gonna quit trying anymore because there ain't no use in trying. I am done. Ka Put... Finished.

Bye for now...

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Staying In Weight Losing Hell

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185-pounds. That was this morning at 4:00 AM. Hey, hey... Yep I was up very early today.

Now here is an even better story. After I finished work and returned home I stepped up onto the scale weighing in at 184.6-pounds. This is after having eaten breakfast, a crispy creme donut, and a whole lot of coffee. So, what does this mean? I don't know. It is good news though.

Look at the panel on the side. Well Dah, it's a new record. 184.6-pounds.

I am sending out a message to you so that you will know, you too can get those pounds off. It does take determination and commitment. And I have gone through a mental hell, so to speak, to get this far.

I have had to change those habits that got me into trouble before now. It wasn't easy. I am still working on some of my eating habits. Yep, just because I lost weight doesn't mean that it's all peaches and cream here in the weight loss world of David Dane.

I still fight unbelievable hunger at times. Yesterday I went to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and had lunch. I ate a chicken breast, Cole slaw, butter biscuit, and mashed potatoes. That meal came in at 900 calories.

I eat 1,500 calories a day. With the food I had eaten for breakfast I had only 150 calories left to consume to reach that 1,500 calories. These calories that I was counting weren't the estimated calories that I have from my little calorie book. These were the calories posted at KFC on the wall, and on my breakfast box.

Well, in the evening yesterday I was absolutely starving. My stomach was gnawing in pain. I stopped at McDonald's and had a cheese burger. That was 300 calories. I was now over my 1,500 calorie count 150 calories (1,650). I also drank a beer before bed. This upped that count higher still (1,750 calories).

Here is my point. Even when I know I have eaten just about all I can eat, I can still get unbelievably hungry. That isn't so fun. I will eat just so I can quell a little bit of the hunger.

I usually ride it out if I can. Fortunately I don't have this compulsion to wake up at night and eat everything that I can to satisfy my cravings.

Who told you that losing weight is easy? Who said that you should feel comfortable losing weight? It's impossible to.

If saying no to food was easy then we wouldn't have a fat-epidemic here in America and around the world.

I see some potentially hot looking woman who have to shave off those pounds, and are letting themselves go. Now, I don't care if the guys get fat, that leaves more for me. Heee Heee Heee...
Yes, I do love woman.

You Have To Deal With Those Hunger Pains
In my quest to lose weight I had one really big obstacle to overcome: Hunger. Yep, I had that gnawing, nagging, thought consuming hunger that I had to deal with. The hunger gets so bad at times, it feels like cats are inside of my stomach digging at the sides. It's painful sometimes.

You may ask, "Well, what's wrong with you David?" Umm, nothing is wrong with me. Hey, cut your food consumption in half, and maybe you'll get to experience what I have been.

Here is the thing. Once you learn to deal with hunger, and it's not easy, then you pretty much have this weight losing thing under your control. Well most of the time you will. Some days though I do stuff myself. Oh, and I enjoy every bite of the food I put in my mouth.

I don't feel one lick of guilt when I decide to splurge with my eating. I am not on someones time schedule to lose weight. I am not on someones watch list.

I don't care what anyone thinks of my weight losing. It's my project. And I am reaching a point when I hear someone get critical of me I want to bite off their head.

Why so testy? It's because many people are damned self consumed and they are only trying to discourage my progress. Oh, I have one or two supporters. There is one real close friend who has been an incredible encouragement, and one of my family members. However some people are jealous. I have other supporters too. They aren't so vocal.

That's right, losing weight is a discipline. When you start to turn on that light of truth it brightens the room and the fat roaches start to scatter.

This will happen for you too. You will run into some people who are going to get nasty when they see your progress. This may come in the form of unfair criticism for stuff totally unrelated to losing weight.

I have. I will in the future too. I do deal with it. On some days though, like yesterday with the fat man I work with, I wanted to kick him where the sun doesn't shine.

It's not easy losing weight. Eating less food is a habit that has to be worked into over time.

I Am Choosing To Stay In Weight Losing Hell
Each day I have to make choices about what I will eat. I have to be strategic as to what I am going to eat. This is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute, second-by-second life style.

And let me tell you, on some days it feels like hell. I got dizzy, I was consumed with hunger, I have been restless at night in the beginning. Now, I sleep like a baby. In the beginning I didn't.

I am choosing to stay in Weight-Losing-Hell, and that's because the results are heavenly. I feel much better than I did. After time hell isn't so much hell anymore.

New Record In Two Days
Two days ago I posted that I weighed in at 187-pounds. Yesterday I weighed in at 185.6-pounds. You may ask how did I lose so quickly? It's because it's just stuff that was waiting to leave. I won't get graphic.

You may find that you will have to use something like Metamucil, or even Oatmeal to help the digestive process along and keep things moving out normally. I find that I have to. This is especially since I consume so much liquid protein products. They tend to bind me up some.

Try Metamucil, or a colon cleaner. You may lose a few pounds in very short order just using the bathroom.

Bye for now...

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