Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This Is Weight Loss Success

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 182.4-pounds. This is down from yesterday.

Lately I haven't been posting too many of my ideas about losing weight. On some of the days I have come to the computer and drawn a blank about what I wanted to post.

Much of the time, I wonder if what I have written really makes any difference. My hope has been to inspire someone to lose weight, and then to keep it off.

I have now been posting on this blog for over one year of time. I started my weight loss journey almost two years ago. At that time I was around 240-pounds. My waist-line was eight inches bigger than it is today. I still have a closet, and drawers full of clothes that now hang on me like burlap sacks.

Not so long ago I wrote that I was putting my head down, and was pushing to reach that 160-pound target. Well, as of today, it hasn't happened. I have reached down as far as 175-pounds, and then only regained that 5-pounds. Here I am right around 180-pounds.

I must admit, I have been baffled because I thought for sure I would have completed my weight loss journey by now. This is because I have kept myself at about 1,500 calories a day.
I haven't seen any progress. In fact, the last few days, I have actually woke up and stepped onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in as much as 185-pounds. Whoa....

I thought about this whole dilemma and realized "This is weight loss success." Remember, it was two years ago that I started this journey. I have lost as much at 65-pounds. Actually it's more than that because I have gone up and down around that 180-pounds. Today I am just about two pounds over that target range.

Why have I written "This is weight loss success?" Because I lost 65-pounds, and have to this day managed to keep 60-pounds off. This is a strong, unmitigated success for weight loss for anyone.

Just imagine how many people lose weight, and then regain it almost immediately. I guess it's less than 10% of the people who lose weight and keep it off. They may not regain it immediately, but most people regain what they lose.

Because of this many people think that dieting doesn't work. Oh, it does work, if it's done properly.

We preponderants (people who tip the scale) must realize we eat more than we need to physically survive. I dare say, "It's not what you eat," "It's how much you eat," that matters.

I am not advocating eating sugar donuts three times a day, but, if someone could keep that below the useful calorie intake for the day, he or she will lose weight.

That's right, if 1,500 calories is what your body needs each day, and you only eat exactly 1,500 calories a day in sugar donuts, then you will lose weight. How do I know? Because I have been eating donuts, and cake, and candy, etc along the way. I have lost the weight, and kept it off.

Now, there are better things for us to eat than sugar donuts, of course. I have a tendency to push at eating more protein, and less carbohydrates. I have a tendency to be a strong advocate of the Doctor Atkins's Diet. Yet, even that is hard to maintain after a while. That's because most of us have a sweet tooth. This includes me. And, I can't imagine going my entire adult life without having a big piece of chocolate cake once in a while.

So, what's the alternative? Ummm, I have written this many times before: "EAT LESS FOOD."

Doggone it David, there you go telling me to eat less. Nope, I am not. Go ahead and eat, eat, and eat. We'll see you in the emergency room someday with a heart attack.

Bye for now...

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

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.8-pounds.

Bye for now...

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

Friday, September 26, 2008

No Commentary Today

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184-pounds.

Bye for now...

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

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Up Five Pounds Over That 180-target

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 185.2-pounds.

I don't have an answer for this one. In other words, I don't know what's going on here. I ate yesterday, and cut the food off at 1:30 in the afternoon. I only ate a few hundred calories more than 1,500 calories. I climbed out of bed this morning and found this weight jump.

Oh well.

Bye for now...

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

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Made A Three Pound Jump...It's Food Sitting

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 183.6-pounds. Whoa, what happened? That's 3-pounds in one day.
Last night, around 7 PM, I decided to fry up some fish that was sitting in my freezer. It was fish that I had caught fishing. It sat in my freezer longer than it should have. Well, that and the rest of my meal was sitting in my stomach.

I am sure by this time tomorrow I will be back at that 180-pounds, or close.

I have written before that our weight goes up, and then our weight goes down. We can gain from 2-pounds to 5-pounds in one day. It can be fluids that are being retained, and then again it may be food waiting to find it's way to the porcelain throne that contribute to our gain. OK, maybe some of you do it in the woods like the bears.

Anyway, our weight will never stay consistent. We can keep it within a range. My range seems to be in the 180-pound range. Even when I am very consistent with my 1,500 calories intake a day, I still step on the scale at around 180-pounds. I have even attempted to go down to 1,200 calories a day. It hasn't helped. This is my normal range apparently.

Which is OK I guess. It's certainly better than the 240-pounds that I started with almost two years ago. In Late November will be the two-year-anniversary of my quest to loose the weight and keep it off.

Counter when I completed this post today: 5821

Bye for now....

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

Monday, September 22, 2008

You Need To Keep A Written Record

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 180.8-pounds.
Well, I'm sitting right back at just about 180-pounds.

I must say, this was with little or no extreme effort on my part. Guess what? Yesterday I had two of those giant muffins that Dunkin Donuts makes. Oh, that should be a biggie for weight gain, don't you think? No... It's not. That's because I ate those for breakfast. I didn't have anything else until much later in the day. That's 0.4-pounds on the scale this morning was that evening meal.

The main reason I am able to correct any problems with my weight so quickly is I monitor my weight almost every day. I know what I weigh just about every day. This keeps me up on the highs and lows of my weight.

When I see there is a problem, I can switch my diet to eat more protein, or just reduce down the calories.

I am just like anyone else. I like goodies. The problem with most of us Americans is we have gotten into the habit eating everything that we want. Gone are the days when cake was a treat that the family ate one a week at the family get together. Gone are the days when chocolate was rare.

Instead there are advertisements that hail the benefits of chocolate as a new health food. Well, maybe cocoa has health benefits, but drink it, or eat it without sugar. It's won't be so tasty.

That donut may not be so bad, it's actually like eating bread. But, try to eat that donut without the frosting and the pound of sugar put inside of the batter.

That chocolate bar may be great for the brain chemicals, but try to eat it without the cup of sugar used to sweeten it. Chocolate is said to have qualities that stimulate the brain.

Try to end that sweet tooth that most of us have. It's not so easy to do. I still struggle with a sweet tooth. Just the other day, it was late at night, and I was real hungry. All the local food joints were closed. I ate half of the bag of cookies my cousin gave me to take home. Oh boy...

I have written many times, write down everything that you eat, and drink. Then you will have an idea what it is you consume throughout the day. That's a pain in the fanny for sure.

Most people have no worldly idea what they eat. It's this misguided eating that gets us into trouble. Yep, if you will keep track for just one week, you may be surprised what it is you ate.
Go ahead get a notebook. Write down what you eat and drink. Then see you really do eat more than you need to survive. It's true. That's why you are gaining girth.

Bye for now...

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

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weight's Down To 180 Again

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 183.4-pounds.

No big worry for me though, when I got home from work I stepped up onto the scale weighing 180.4-pounds.

So, am I worried? NO.

Bye for now....

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

Friday, September 19, 2008

This Weight Keeps Climbing.... Oh My....

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184.4-pounds.
Ok, that's up again.

Am I worried? NO....

I think it's because I have a couple cans of beer in the evening hours that this is happening. We'll see.

I had someone ask me why I stopped writing more than I do. It's because there really isn't anything I can say that's any different than what can be Googled.

I am convinced that the best thing to do is to "Eat Less Food." That's right, count those calories. Eat what you want, but you better have a limit for the day.
And, if you are consuming a lot of sweets, then you really are begging to keep gaining the wait.

Number counter when I completed this post today: 5736

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Up Again...

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 184-pounds.
OK, so here I am at four pounds over the target. I am also about 9-pounds off the record. Ooops....

There isn't a whole lot I have to say right now.

Stay tuned if you like to see what happens. I think tomorrow I will go for the 186-pounds. Yeah, that will do me some good. NOT...

Bye for now...

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Weight Is Down Some...Whoopie

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 183.4-pounds.
Oh OK, so what happened to putting my head down and going for the 160-pounds?
I know you are thinking that.

Umm, nothing happened to that target. I still want to get there. It's harder than I thought. Yes, that last twenty pounds is a real tuffy to lose. I keep thinking that I will get down below the 180-pounds and then stay there. Nope, not yet.

Eating things like half of a bag of Keebler Dipping Delights cookies didn't help any. Oh my they are so good. It's not going to hurt anyone to have a couple cookies for a dessert. Only I went crazy and ate the cheesecake cookies. Oh, oh, oh, they were so good.
Here is the link: http://www.keebler.com/#/cookies/product/detail/

No one can fault me for cracking in the middle of the night after not eating all day can they? Who cares?

Bye for now....

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another Big Jump Up The Scale

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at (Are you Ready?)
184.4-pounds.
Yeow...David what have you been eating?

I had cookies the night before. I kid you not. I went fishing on Sunday. I stayed out real late at the lake. My cousin, who is always coaxing me to eat the wrong stuff (She the devil in a woman's body.) left me a bag of Keeble Milk Dunker Cookies. Oh My Goodness, these things were to die for. I put them in the front seat of the car as I drove home.
I thought, I can eat one. Well, I ate the one. I looked at the bag. One cookie was 90 calories. Oh boy, that's a lot for one cookie. I made a mental note and then ate one more. Then I ate one more. And then, I ate one more. Well before my 1 1/2 hour journey home was over, I had consumed at least ten of those cookies.
I am so ashamed. NOT !!!!!

Anyway, that, and the other stuff I have eaten, plus the beers, has added to this weight conundrum.

Ooops there it is.... Now, I am recommending to you preponderants out there go buy a bag of those Keepler Milk Dunkers. Yes, you'll love them. And then I will be able to say, "HUH you couldn't resist them either."

Bye for now...

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

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Weight Jump Today

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 182-pounds.

Again, it's the same story; It's stuff waiting to leave.
I got off work late last night. A friend of mine invited me out to a local watering hole. There I drank two beers, and ate a small pizza, and popcorn.

We'll see tomorrow.

Part Two For Today
Here are some more of my thoughts which were borrowed from an e-mail. I think you'll get a laugh out of this.

CALMNESS IN OUR LIVES I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives.

By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace.
Dr Phil proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never before finished.'

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates.

You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now. Pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace. ;~)


Bye for now...

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

Thursday, September 11, 2008

You Change Only You

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 179.4-pounds.
See, I wrote that it was FOOF... It was stuff waiting to leave.

Today I was talking to an old friend. This friend and the mate are heading for a divorce. My friend was crying and asking why this bad thing has happened. My friend went through the list of things that should have given the mate a reason to act loving.

I tried in vain to explain no one can control the response of another person. My friend could have been a perfect angel, and it wouldn't mean anything if the other person was no good.

I said really all anyone can do is control oneself, and do what's right. The outcome may or may not be what was hoped for.

This is the cold hard reality of life. We can't control anyone, but ourselves. Most of the time we don't even control ourselves that well. So, how can we even expect to control someone else?

Everyday we see our family members, and friends doing things we know are not so good. We, may see someone who is over weight. Our response may be to tell that person to lose weight. We may think we can have some sort of influence to make someone change.

Well, that's not really true. We can only change ourselves. We have to look into our own hearts, and minds and find the motivation we need to accomplish things in our lives.

If you are over weight, then you have no business trying to get someone else to lose weight. You, have to live the example that you want others to see.

If you are trying to lose weight, then lose it for you. Don't try to lose it so you can ultimately change someone else. It won't work.

You be the one that sacrifices the extra bag of chips. You be the one who gives up the donuts. You be the one that passes the plate without sticking your hand in it for a treat.

When you have lost the weight that you want to lose, then someone might copy you. I wrote might copy you. There is no guarantee that someone will follow you.

There is a prayer called the " serenity prayer." I am putting the stanzas here for you to read.
I think this will complete my thoughts for the day:

God,
Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the Courage to change the things I can
and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.

Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it.

Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life,
and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

Number counter when I completed this post: 5547

Bye for now....

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Don't Want To Exercise...I Guess I'll Have To

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 180.8-pounds.
See, I told you it was FOOF...
It was stuff waiting to go bye-bye.

So, what do I do now? Umm, nothing, except add some more exercise in to my regimen. That's really about all I can do. I can't keep cutting back, and cutting back on my calorie count.

Adding exercise won't be easy, and it won't be fun. I am past the days when I enjoy exerting myself. I am a bit like an old hound dog; I'd rather lay around on the porch in the sun.
Like old hound dogs, they eventually give up the notion that it's fun to chase raccoons through the swamps.
I am a bit like that. Just give me my rocking chair and let me sit in the window by the patio to catch the sunset.

We'll see what happens...

Bye for now...

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

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You Have To Be Responsible For Only You

Hello weight losing fans...

This morning I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 183.4-pounds.
Whoa.... What happened?

Ummm, foof happened.

One hour later, I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 181.8-pounds. This was after I drank half of a pot of cold coffee that's been sitting around since I left it in a hurry yesterday morning as I raced out of the door for work. (I microwaved it.) So, it's safe to say that I really was just about 180-pounds. The stuff that left me took my weight down, and the stuff I drank (coffee) brought me up another pound.

So, you know what was there... FOOF.... That's just being polite.

I couldn't post the last three days. I was out of town Saturday and Sunday. I didn't have access to a computer, not even in the hotel that I stayed at. Yesterday I went to work in a hurry, and couldn't stop to use a computer at the library along the way. It was one in the morning when I got home today. Yep, I worked almost 14 hours yesterday. I went to bed right away.

Here it is without three days of posting. Saturday, I was just under 180-pounds. Sunday, I seemed to be gaining. So the last two days I have been over that illusive 180-pounds.

Oh my...

I have a copy of the Atkins Diet sitting by my bed. Once in a while I pick it up and read it. I have been meaning to pull some written thoughts out of it and then share them in this blog.

One of the things this book said is the body weight for anyone can very from two-to-five-pounds in a day. This is what I have been writing all along. It's impossible to keep the body exactly even everyday. There are too many variables involved.

I don't have the time to list all of those variables. Well, if the body varies it's weight as much as five pounds in a single day, then how do I know if I am making any progress?

This is where the idea of statistical analysis comes into play. I look for a trend in my weight. I know that my weight has been hovering in and around 180-pounds for many, many months.

I have gone up from that weight, and I have gone down from that weight. I look at the numbers over a set period; let's just say one month. I add those numbers up, then I divide the number of days I used into the total. My average weight is right around 180-pounds.

Well, I thought that you David were going to put your head down and go for 160-pounds. Hold your horses there. In my own defense, I think I am doing pretty good considering I have the wackiest work schedule anyone can wish for.

This puts unbelievable stress on me. How, I have lasted this long is beyond me. Short of God's grace, I think I would have been dead by now. That's besides the point.

Meanwhile all my fellow employees, are getting fat. Yes, they all are gaining weight. Again there are those who insist they haven't gained a pound in years. I can see it's not true.

Perhaps if my schedule were a bit different, then I would actually be getting closer to my target of 160-pounds.

I came in from work two night ago. It was after midnight. I had to eat something. I looked in my empty refrigerator, and thought, "What will I eat?" I grabbed the wheat bread, and fixed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This pushed me over my 1,500 calories for the day.

Lately, I have been waking up in the middle of the night. I have had to wrestle with the hunger again. This is because I have been eating more carbohydrate foods, like a waffle for breakfast, and cereal. This spikes the sugar levels, and then down they come later in the day. When that sugar level drops, on goes that hunger switch. I can either ride it out, or do something to reduce it. Lately I have been eating something like a peanut butter sandwich.
Usually, I use honey.

Personal Responsibility For You
The other day I was listening to a sermon on Christian Radio. The speaker was saying that we all have to be personally responsible for our relationship with God, and Jesus. He said that I have to make strides to get closer to God, and to be obedient to what I know.

Now, I am not a legalist, I believe without the Holy Spirit, we can't do anything that God wants. But, hey that's my theology.

OK, so what's the point here? Personal responsibility is our deal. We all have to be responsible for what we have been given. We have been given this body. It's our responsibility to maintain it.

As long as we have our wits, and the ability, we should take care of our body.

We have what we have. We have this body. Like it or not we, I, to live in it. I don't have the option to trade my body in. I can't change what's there. I have to make the best with what I have.
I am not always happy about it. In fact, privately, sometimes I whine like a baby. Yep, sometimes I want to toss in the towel on life.

I CAN'T. That's not my right to do. It's only God's decision when I get to check out on planet earth. In the mean time, I must make do.

The same goes for you. You must make do with what you have been given. Perhaps you are one of those people who has a bit more body fat than is really good for you. I have in the past called this being a preponderant. We tip the scale in the wrong direction.

If you are like me, you have wrestled with your weight. Maybe you have settled on the notion, you can't do anything about it. Well, I was like that almost two years ago.

Today, I am writing you don't have to remain that way. If you are 100-pounds over weight, or 60-pounds over weight, or just twenty pounds over weight, it doesn't have to be that way.

You can lose weight. You can lose weight, and remain healthy. You can lose weight and feel better. Only, you have to take the steps to lose the weight. Step one, "EAT LESS FOOD."
Step two, "EAT LESS FOOD." Step three,"EAT LESS FOOD."

Oh common, there you go, giving me a sermon. First you mentioned God, then you mentioned my diet. Hey, you don't have to read this every day. Go look at the funny pages. I don't mind.

But, if you are discouraged, and you think your weight is hopeless, then tune in. I am telling you, you can lose that weight. You don't have to kill yourself to do it. Yes, you may wrestle with hunger. Yes you may have wit less friends who give you unsound advice. But, in the end you can get through the dilemma, and lose the weight.

Number Counter when I completed today's post: 5483

Bye for now...

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

Thursday, September 4, 2008

No One Can Do It For You: Only You Can Lose The Weight

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 179.2-pounds.

That's down from yesterday. I am hovering below that 180-pound target. Whew this is tough.
It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote I was putting my head down and pushing for that 160-pounds. Well, my body is saying, "No."

When I tell you that I haven't been eating that much food, I am not kidding. When I wrote that I have been, "A good boy," I have.

It seems to me, I have hit this wall. My one friend told me, "It's time to exercise."
OK...

He has been having terrific success losing weight because he runs just about every day. Me, I don't have that much ambition.
I suspect he's been trimming back on the extra cups of hot chocolate. That's only a guess on my part.

Exercise by itself won't get that extra fat off of the body. Sure, someone can build up some muscle mass. This extra muscle mass may increase the body metabolism. Exercise can increase heart endurance.

If someone is consuming more calories in food each day than he/she is using during exercise, then that person is only fooling them self.

The real truth is that yummy food that everyone loves to consume has to be forfeited. Yes, the sugar, donuts, Coca Cola's, Beers, and snacks, etc., have to be forfeited. What a shame.

Yeah, you and I can't eat everything that we want. Nope, we are those unfortunates that don't have the ultra-high-revving metabolisms. What a shame.

Lately, I have been getting "in touch" with my hunger. Yeah, I've been making sure that when I am done eating, I remain hungry.

Why? Well, when my hunger is satisfied, I know that my body isn't craving more food. If my body isn't craving more food, then it won't go looking for my fat reserves. I have about 20-pounds of fat reserves that it can use. This is why I am seeking to get to 160-pounds. I want that 20-pounds gone.

Will I get there? Some day I will. It's going to be one year and nine months that I began this weight losing season. Whew... the time has flown.

Tell me how many people have lost 60-pounds, and then kept it off this long?

Here is how I do it: I am neurotic about it. Yes, people think I am a kook-nut. I still sit at the table and write stuff down while I am eating. I carry my scale with me when I go out of town. (That is strange.)

Because of this, I have had success keeping that poundage off. Yes, even when I started going backwards 10-pounds, I was able to fix the problem, and get back on track.

I don't want to go back up in my weight. It's just too hard to move around. It's too hard to lose the weight after regaining it. It's frustrating to see that extra poundage.

I remember all too well how I was feeling when I was much heavier.

It's well worth the frustration too lose the weight, and then keep it off.

It's not easy to lose weight. It's not easy to go hungry when the stomach is craving food. It's not easy.

Who said it is easy? Who told you that losing weight, and keeping it off is easy? Who lied to you? Who was the idiot you believed?

Hey, what do I know. I am only sharing with you my experience. Hey, if you are one of those hot shots that boasts losing weight is easy, then answer this question? Why are you so fat? Huh...?

Number counter when I completed posting today: 5369

Bye for now...

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

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hey Mister That Bulging Belly Means You're Fat

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 179.4-pounds.
That's up from yesterday.

Yesterday I went to a local nutrition store. I was looking to purchase a particular brand of Vitamin D.

As I was standing there staring at the products, I heard this man telling the young woman clerk that he has developed a round belly over the last year.
This man told the woman that he thinks his metabolism may have slowed down a bit.
He was hoping that she could point him to a product that he could use that would help him get a higher metabolism.

I stood there listening as this woman tried to sell this man a very expensive powdered drink.

As I watched the man, and the woman, I was thinking about this man's excuses for being what he is today. He wasn't making the connection to the notion he is fat.

He doesn't have that belly for nothing. It's called a fat gut. But, he couldn't bring himself to admit it before this young woman.

I wanted to say something. Only I knew she was trying to get this guy to buy some products. She wasn't going to tell him it's time to eat less food. I am not so sure she even knew that was the solution to this man's fat belly.

When he left after making his purchase, I told her his problem isn't the food he eats, it's that he eats too much food. I told her that he is fat, and he can't admit it.

Many, many, many people are like this. They are FAT, and they can't admit it.

I have friends like this. I have family like this.

For some reason when it comes to someones weight, many people live in denial. They just don't want to face the truth.

This man in the nutrition store was just fat, and he wasn't able to deal with it.

Are you like that? Do you have a belly, but don't think you are fat?
What is that then? Is it muscle? I don't think so.

Go get a "Height/Weight" Chart. Look at your height, your build, and the weight that you should be at.
If you are at the weight you should be, then the odds are real low that you will have a belly.

Now, many woman struggle with loose skin because of belly stretching during a pregnancy. But, that's different than having a bulging belly.

The only dependable way to lose weight is to: "Eat Less Food."

Then you will lose weight.

Number counter when I completed this post today: 5335

Bye for now...

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Up Down And All Around That 180-Pounds

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 178.6-pounds.

Number Counter When I Finished This Post:5306

Bye for now...

And That's The Way It Is...I'm David Dane