Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 187.2-pounds. That's up ten pounds over February's record.

This whole weekend was a blowout. And, it's easy to see how fast the body is ready to start packing on the fat as soon as the food is available. My body isn't one of these fast food burning machines. Even though I have been exercising and maybe adding some muscle. Not much, but some.

OK, so here I am. I am slowly going backwards. I am trully tired of the battle. I know that it's a life long battle. I know that it's something that has to be wrestled with.

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Saturday, May 24, 2008

No Weight Scale, And No Weight

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at ????. I don't have my scale.

I didn't expect to be writing anything this weekend. I had plans to be out of town. Well, they went to ......
Something is wrong with my car, and I have to get it fixed.

So anyway, here I am. I still don't have a whole lot to say about weight loss anymore. I keep running out of ideas.

Yesterday was a blow-out for food. I went to a family members home and ate three Bratwurst on hot dog buns. Then I ate several fist fulls of potato chips. After that I ate about 10 small Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Later I had vanilla ice cream. So, I fully expect to see this on the scales. OOOOOOPS....
Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185.8-pounds.

Yep, I am scratching my head on this one. Up so many pounds, and so fast. Now, today at work I was so hungry. I decided to make myself three tortilla rolls, with peanut butter, and jelly rolled up inside. That's about 300 calories each there. I just ate one on the way home from work.

Today, I am saying to heck with it. I am not worrying myself over this. By the way, I probably won't be posting for the next few days. I am planning on going out of town to get away. So, let's see what happens from here.
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Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Thursday, May 22, 2008

What's Going On; The Weight Has Such Dramatic Swings

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at (Are you ready?) 187.2-pounds.

Ah, he's losing it. I knew it. He couldn't keep that weight off. He's lieing to us. He's eating Hostess Cupcakes, and chocolate ice cream, and lieing about it.

Nope, I am not. I don't have any reason for this extreme weight fluctuation. I am scratching my head on this one. I kid you not. I am perplexed.

There is no reason for my weight jumping up and down with such extremes. How, did I drop back down to 181-pounds, and then climb with in days back to 187-pounds?

It's safe to say I haven't given up my vigilant record keeping, and daily weigh ins. It's only something in me has gone wacky.

I'll keep you up on what's going on.
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By for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Weights Up Again, Oh Well

Hello weight losing fans...


Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 186.8-pounds.
OK, that's really taking the cake, isn't it? What in the world has happened to me?

I don't know. I have no idea. N0, worries though, before I left to post this blog I weighed in at 185-pounds.

Why, oh why am I having this up and down ride with the weight? Yesterday I didn't really blow it out with the food. Oh, I had some glasses of wine, but I don't think that's the issue.

I guess this goes to show we are all human. You, will have these crazy fluctuations too.

Today I decided to make some stir fry. It was a simple little recipe that's easy to make:

  1. I used four frozen chicken breast halves, defrosted in the microwave for 9 minutes.
  2. Cube the defrosted chicken pieces (175 calories).
  3. Fry in oil or in a WOK until cooked (approximately 10 minutes).
  4. Add in fresh cubed or sliced green bell pepper. (30 calories)
  5. Add in 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (Oriental Mix in this stir fry) (75 calories)
  6. Sprinkle on Paprika powder, Ginger Powder, Garlic Salt, and Black Pepper
  7. Dump in 1/2 cup of an inexpensive wine. Red or white wine is OK. It changes the flavor for the better.
  8. You can give the stir fry a tart taste by adding in vinegar wine and some honey. (60 calories).

This makes a quick filling stir fry. It actually had less calories in it than if I had made some of the TV dinners that I eat.
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Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Caffeine NO: Water Retention Yes

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 182.4-pounds.

Yesterday I wasn't able to post. I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing 183.4-pounds.

Someone mentioned to me why I may have had my mysterious weight gain over the past month. It had to do with me making an attempt at giving up the caffeine products. This person wrote that caffeine is a diuretic. When I went of the caffeine my body started to retain fluids. In my case; I retained water. I retained almost ten pounds of water.

I wondered what happened. I was still staying close to my calorie count per day. There really wasn't any reason I was gaining weight. So, perhaps the mystery is solved now. And, when I go back to being caffeine free, I might see that same scene again with the fluid retention.
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Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Why Did The Weight Just Drop Off?

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 181.4-pounds. That's closer to that 180-pound target.

Now, I have been thinking about this. What happened? Why did I gain so much weight? Why did I lose so much weight, so fast? I am wondering if it isn't because of caffeine. For a while there I went almost 1 1/2 months without drinking coffee, and caffeine sodas.

This is about the time my my weight suddenly jumped up. About four days ago, I started drinking caffeine sodas, (like diet coke) and drinking a couple cups of coffee in the morning again.
All of a sudden this is when I started seeing these fast weight drops.

I am wondering if that's what's giving my metabolism that extra boost that it needed. All through my weight lose program I have drank coffee. Then when I gave up coffee, suddenly that weight just jumped on.

I am not one hundred percent sure that's the cause. I am not sure of anything with my weight lately. Someone suggested that I haven't been calculating the calories correctly. Oh, OK....

What ever it was, let's see what will happen from here.
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Bye for now....

And that's just the way it is...I'm David Dane

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Weights Down, I Don't Know Why

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 182.2-pounds.
That's better than it's been. It's not that 180-pound target.

I have no explanation for why my weight jumped up so quickly to almost 190-pounds. I was thinking about what I may have been eating. Then only thing I can think of is perhaps drinking a couple of glasses of wine after work at night did something to slow my fat burning. I have written about this before in the past.

Like wise, I have no explanation why suddenly my weight has gone back to 182-pounds.
It just decided to drop. Let's see what happens from here.

Most People Are Clueless About Calories
Today I was having lunch with fellow employees. We went through the buffet line together and got our first plates of food.

On my plate of food was a slice of pepperoni pizza, salad, small carrots, 1/2 a cup of fruit salad, and a roll. I was still hungry, and then went back and got a slice of cheese pizza.

Someone at the table said hey, are you still eating, what's wrong with you? Someone then said, I thought you are supposed to be on a diet. To which I replied, "Do you have any idea what I have eaten today?" If you don't then mind your business. I also said, "I have plenty of calories left for today."

The one man said, "What do you eat, about 1,260 calories a day?" I said, "Nope, I can eat about 2,000 calories a day."

Most People have absolutely no clue how to figure out how many calories are in a meal. They have no clue about what can be eaten. As a result many people go through life getting fat, and fatter. Then they get critical of people like me, and are clueless about what I am doing.

You will encounter this with many people. You will run into those ignoramuses who will make comment on what you or I do. And, if you are weak willed from the beginning with your weight objectives, then you will be blown like a plastic bag in the breeze.

I don't care what people think about my eating habits. Most people have no idea what I went through getting to where I am now with my weight. I don't care if they do.

If you are going to lose weight, then you'll have to harden yourself to the critics. Yes, you will find them. These will be the people who will make comment about your weight progress.
They will act like they really care if you are losing weight. They will be critical of how you are progressing. They will even offer free advice. I have a sister-in-law like this. Mean while she is continuing to gain weight. She and her husband. But, they say they are healthy.

Many months ago I used to write over and over, don't lose weight for anyone but yourself.
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Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Weight Dropped A Couple Of Pounds For No Reason

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 183.6-pounds. That's better than what it has been. It's not that 180-pound target.

I can't explain why my weight dropped like this. Perhaps it's only because I stopped eating anything by about 2 o'clock PM. I had hit my total calorie intake by having a piece of lasagna and some meat balls with sauce. So, I made up my mind to deal with the hunger.

Lyn popped in and made a comment about losing a couple of pounds this month. Gee, I wish. Let's just wait and see what will happen with this.

I am being careful this week.

I have to work late tonight, and early tomorrow. I will have to deal with that monster called hunger. I will have to resist my impulse to exceed my daily intake of calories.
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Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day, And A Big Excuse To Pig Out....

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at ???? Golly, I forgot to bring my scale along.

Oh, I know. Today I weigh nothing. There... I am light-as-a-feather... I'm free...

So, I now have no fears. If I can't see the weight, or the numbers on the scale, then nothings wrong.

Yeah, that's it. Ditch the scale, and toss out the notebook. Then I can eat like there's nothing wrong. I'm freeeeeeeeee!

Yesterday was Mother's Day. I had a few more sweets than I usually do. Yeah, like two bowls of Ice Cream, and two slices of cake. Yes, I had my cake and ate it too. Ooops.

I am human like you. I like ice cream, and I like cake. And, I've been so deprived. Yeah, right...

I like you, have this gene in me that makes me a bit like a PIG! Oink. I will eat what ever is in front of me. Slurp, glug, burp...ah, that's good.

Have no fears, I am still at it. Yesterday was a day of overindulgence. I don't plan on many more.
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Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Weights Down Some

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185-pounds. That's down from yesterday.

Today I am celebrating Mother's Day. I will be eating a bunch of food today. Let's see what happens tomorrow.
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Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Weight Crashing...Going Up On The Weight Scale

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 186.6-pounds.
That's the same as yesterday.

Tomorrows weight may be higher. I had a big lunch. That's all I am eating for the rest of the day.
Now, I am scratching my head wondering why I am continuously gaining here. I have been holding the calorie line. Only, I just keep putting on the weight.

Someone mentioned that I should excericise. Here's a news clip, I have been excercising. I don't have the ability to get out there and run. I can walk and do. I would run, but my knees got tender again. So, I backed off of that kind of exercise.

I am not going to walk for miles and miles. It takes up to much time.

So, here I am. Scratching my head, and wondering what to do to fix this. I don't want to go back to real skimpy meals because I get to hungry. I have been eating TV dinners. They are only about 400 calories each. They haven't helped.

So, lets just see what happens.

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Friday, May 9, 2008

Can't Hold The Weight Loss Line...I'm Losing It....

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 186.4-pounds.

Yesterday I didn't post. I weighed in a little bit heavier at 186.6-pounds.

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is....I'm David Dane

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Cut Back Your Calories: You'll Face That Hunger

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185.4-pounds.

So, getting to 180-pounds and getting past that is tough. For some reason, I am stuck here at this poundage.

I am sick and tired of skimpy little meals. TV dinners with about 400 calories aren't enough. I have been following someone's advice by eating chicken broth, and other vegetables. It doesn't help with the hunger, and the empty feeling. It just doesn't.

I don't care what anyone says. There is no way to avoid hunger when cutting back on the calories.

I hate it...

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

How Long To Lose 20 More Pounds?

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185.4-pounds.

That's up from yesterday.

I am not sure why since I didn't go over 1,600 calories yesterday.

At this rate, I wonder how long it's going to take me to get to 160-pounds.

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is.

Monday, May 5, 2008

My Weights Going Down

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.4-pounds.

Yesterday I didn't post. I actually got back down to 182.4-pounds. Last night I had a second helping of meat loaf, and mashed potatoes, some icecream, and a piece of pumkin cake. That explains the extra two pounds for today.

So, I am up. It was suggested to me that I eat salads with my TV dinners. That's a good idea.
There aren't too many calories in green salads. It's the dressings that usually have all the calories. That is unless it's just olive oil with vinegar.

I am looking for that 180-pound target again. Only this time, I think I am going for my 160-pounds target. I am not satisfied here at 180-pounds.

So, let's see what happens.

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

Saturday, May 3, 2008

It Sucks Losing Weight, It Just Does

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 183-pounds.

So, what did I do to achieve these results? I cut back to 1,500 calories per day. I decided that I cheated too much. As you can see my weight jumped.

I went back and calculated up my calories for the weekend. There were days when I actually consumed as much as 4,000 calories in a day. This is because I was eating things like ice cream, buttered popcorn, and wine. These were added calories that added to the carbohydrates, which effects insulin levels, and adds extra calories that the body doesn't have to have.

Last year I used to write about being a preponderant. I used to write that I am a preponderant. That's a legal term for tipping the scales. In this case it means tipping the scales in an unfavorable way.

Being as I am a preponderant person, I am not like the average Joe. I am sort-of like an Alcoholic, only my sickness is food. I can't eat food, and eat food, and eat, and eat. (That's deliberate syntax there.)

I have to admit to myself that I have had a problem. I ate too much for my own good. I like anyone else like sweets, chocolate, Ice Cream, etc.. And, I like anyone else have to strain with my will to avoid consuming to much of these things.

As you can see, it caused me trouble real fast. I only went overboard for just a few days. Look what happened: I hit almost 190-pounds. Oops.

My heart sank that morning when I stepped up onto the scale and saw that weight jump. Whew, I couldn't believe the numbers.

It's like being knocked off of a horse. At my age it's a long way to the ground. It hurts when I hit the ground, no matter how hard I have to fall. So, I was knocked off of my high horse. Ouch...

I had to stand up, dust myself off, and get back up onto that horse. I had to overcome the mental momentum that I lost. Fortunately, I have been riding this weight loss horse for well over one year. I knew how to get back up onto that weight loss horse and ride again.

I know what I had to do regain the weight loss momentum. I had to cut back, and "EAT LESS FOOD."

I Hate Eating Less Food
I hate eating less food. It sucks going back to eating smaller meals. Here is why: I don't like being hungry all of the time. Yes, it's back to dealing with that endless, nagging hunger. I hate it.

I Fantasize About Food
Last night I had to work all night long. I ate a TV dinner at around 5:00 PM, and a cup of strawberry yogurt shortly after my meal. That was it. I was at my calorie count for the day.

For the rest of the night I had to deal with that empty feeling in my gut. I had to deal with the thoughts of food all night long. Yep, I went from fantasizing about one thing, to fantasizing about food. Go figure....

This morning I woke up at around 10:30 AM after having about three hours of sleep. (I worked all night.) My tummy was rumbly. I ached with hunger this morning. I had to get up and out the door, so I made another TV dinner.

This TV dinner was 410 calories. I looked at the tray with dismay. All that was on the TV dinner tray was a little blob of potatoes, maybe 1/2 cup of corn, and a pork rib that was about the size of a playing card. This meal was 410 calories? That's what was written on the box.

I knew before I ate it that I would still be hungry after I ate this meal. Yep, after I ate it, I was still hungry. I made up an 8 ounce glass of protein powder. That was my whole meal.

Now, as I am sitting here typing this, I feel that empty feeling in my tummy. Even though I have eaten, I am still hungry.

This is something you may experience too. You'll have to watch those calories, and at the end of each meal, you won't feel like you ate enough.

You will have eaten enough. This is where you'll have to over come that mental anguish, and that psychological pull that food has on you. I did, and I still have to wrestle with my desire to satisfy hunger, and my neurotic connection to food.

Did I write neurotic? Yep, I am nuts about food. I love to eat, eat, eat, and eat. I love Cheetos, potato chips, popcorn, ice cream, mixed chocolates, big cheese burgers, fried chicken, and other goodies.

I don't like dealing with the hunger. I don't like dealing with my mental anguish. I don't like it. I have to deal with all the trials of losing weight...

When I have achieved that target, I have to remain vigilant. You will have to as well. Sorry, but you aren't skinny anymore. You won't get skinny again if you don't take dramatic action.

Bye for now...

And that's just the way it is...I'm David Dane

Friday, May 2, 2008

Hold On When You Go Way Backwards: Don't Give Up

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.4-pounds.

I haven't been able to post the last couple days since I have not been able to get to a computer. I have been working maddening long days.

Since I haven't been able to post, you folks missed out on some real weigh loss blunders on my part.

I am listing my last two missing days here now:
Wednesday- April 30, 2008: 189.4-pounds
Thursday-May 1, 2008: 186:6-pounds

Oh wow, did you see those numbers? Whew, what in the world happened there? How did I go up to 189.4-pounds. Well, for three days I was in an an environment where I could eat, and eat all the goodies that were there. And, I did. Also, I went crazy drinking diet soda like coke zero, and cherry 7-up.

Also, I have been drinking wine. I polished off two bottles of wine over three days. (No, I'm not an alcoholic.) This contributed alot of empty calories.

Look what happened in such a short time. Also, I have given up drinking coffee. I have for the most part eliminated caffeine from my diet. Since I have, I think that changed things.

Caffeine is used in many non-prescription diet pills. I suspect that taking caffeine out of the diet my body changed metabolism. I can't prove it.

So, what have I done to remedy this dramatic weight jump. I have basically cut way back again on my food consumption. I have gone back to eating less food.

Yesterday I was on the road all day. I had to eat at fast food restaraunts. I made breakfast and had and egg with balogna sandwich. At lunch I had a McDonalds, club sandwich (660 calories), Then for dinner I had just a plain old fashion cheese burger. When I got home I didn't eat anything else. I didn't eat any French Fries, or anything else like side orders.

I was thinking about this whole thing. I have been trying to maintain my weight at 180-pounds. I would like to go lower. One of the things that happened is, being as I am trying to maintain, I thought maybe I could go over 2,000 calories more often that I did. I thought that I wouldn't have any problems. Well, I am here to tell you; I couldn't. Those extra calories added up.

Unfortunately, I am one of those people who can't keep splurging with the food. You probably can't either. And, I have to keep a close watch continuously on everything that I eat and drink.

I don't like it. But I have to regain the mindset that I am not lucky enough to eat until my tummy is full. I have to portion my food out. That's all I get to eat. Nothing more.

Let's see what will happen. Today I am at 184.4-pounds. I am watching carefully.

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane