Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013 Which Is Coming Tonight

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 236.8-Pounds.

I had something to eat last night after 9-PM... So there is was in my tummy.

Anyway, this is the last posting for the year of 2012.  I regained a lot of weight these last years and now I found myself in the year 2012 back a the beginning of 240-pounds again...

Oh there are lots of reasons for it.... I am not going to go into them with this post.

Have a Happy New Year 2013....

Bye for now...

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

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Up A Little Again

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 235-Pounds...

Well that's all for today...

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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Naughty Eating.... Bad, Bad.....!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 234.8-Pounds.

That's up a bit from yesterday...

Oh, oh, oh, I did a bad thing yesterday... Naughty me.... I was out in my charter bus waiting for my customers, and I ate 2-Pints of IceCream... Oh the Evil....

Well, I couldn't help myself, I was hungry.....

Well that's all for now....


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

Friday, December 28, 2012

CHRISTMAS TIME: It Had Little Effect This Time

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 234.6-Pounds.

That's just three days after the "Christmas Day Celebrating," and Merry Making, along with consuming lots, and lots of cookies, cake, and Christmas Cuisine. Yummy, oh yummy....

So the damage was slight... I didn't lose anything more, and I didn't gain that much....

Whew is what I can say to that.

Well, that's all for now....

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

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 234.2-Pounds..

It's Christmas Day and I am going to eat like crazy today....

Oh well....

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

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in 236.2-Pounds.

That's not so good...

However; last night my brother needed some help at his home, and I headed out to help. I had something along the way that interfered with my weight today....

Oh Well....

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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

What In The World Happened?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 234.2-Pounds.
That's Down one more pound...

Many years ago I used to write on this blog about the difficulty losing weight. I also wrote that it was easy to regain the weight. It's is far easier to keep gaining weight than it is to lose it, and then to maintain it.

I also used to write that we should keep a food diary, and use a scale to weigh in every single day. I was so resolved to weigh my self everyday that I carried the Magical Mystical Digital Scale with me in my luggage when I left town...

Well, some things happened that caused me to lose my resolve.
It started with my fishing trips up to Wisconsin. I have a cousin who used to like to cook for me. She was a great cook. She made big meals, along with different deserts that she would lavish on me.

Now I never did give up the desire for tasty goodies, I only tried to limit my consumption of them.

When ever I stayed the night at her home, she would feed me. She would also get critical of me carrying my scale and leaving it on the floor in the bathroom. She also didn't like me writing down everything I ate in front of her.  One time she actually ripped the page in my log book out and crumbled it up. Nasty...

Well, you might say that's no excuse for giving in. Well, that is just some of the mental opposition I faced.

I had actually gotten down to 174 pounds, but found it was very, very difficult to stay there. I was basically eating very, very small meals to maintain that weight. It was nerve-racking.

As I ate more to try and satisfy hunger my weight began to climb. It didn't take long before I went back up to 200-Pounds.

Then it happened: My Mom died just about three years ago, and I lost my desire to fight the weight losing battle. I was depressed.... Yesterday I looked into one of my food diaries I was keeping at the time, and found that my entries weren't even properly dated. From the day my mom died for months on end my entries into the food diary were sporadic and with very incomplete lists of what I was eating.
My heart and mind were gone ......

It took months for me to start logging properly again. As I looked at the diary, my weight began to increase rapidly.... I was having a hard time staying at 200-Pounds.

I can't remember when it happened, but my Magical Mystical Digital Scale broke. It was about a year after my mom died that one day I stepped up onto the scale after climbing out of the bathtub.  My feet were dripping wet and some water seeped past the foot pads and fried the electronic board in the scale.

I didn't feel like going out and getting another scale. I tried to repair the one that I had, and could not bring it back to life.

When the Magical Mystical Digital Scale died, I quit weighing myself, and quit keeping a log as well.

There I went for almost two-years flying blind without a scale.

One day my neighbor who is a bit of a neurotic loon commented about how fat I was getting.  Every time she
saw me she would tell me how fat I was, and how unhealthy it was.....

I could see my clothes were not fitting.  I could see that my belly was bulging again. I didn't care. I had lost my resolve.

The one day I decided to get another digital scale. I couldn't find one like the original scale, so I got a different model, and maker.

When I weighed myself on the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" I saw I was back up over 230-Pounds again. I was discouraged for sure....

Another contributing factor to me not logging anymore is that I had a computer chip that was very expensive that I had all my weight loss videos on. It got lost in a computer at the college and I gave up logging after that as well.....

Well, excuses, excuses.... that's all we hear David is excuses.....
Huh, do you really think I care what you or anyone else thinks?   In short, NO ...!

I am just letting you know the things that influenced me....

And I surely understand how easy it is to quit on such a long term project as losing weight....

As you can tell, I went back to 240-Pounds and then some inside of less than three years.....

BUT,  I AM BACK....

Let me tell you something..... It's not easy.... It's not..... Everyday it's a struggle to lose weight.... It's hard to find the heart to lose weight and keep it off.....

Who told you it's easy..... And did you want to know something else.....?

NO ONE CARES.... That's right NO ONE CARES IF YOU LOSE WEIGHT....

I had a friend that used to think he was going to encourage me and he'd send me articles about weight and running.... Then I'd tell him where I was and he'd get critical...

Well guess what, my friend  is a little fat boy again...? He admitted in one his posts many months ago. He had a baby and his running and weight loss went to the devil... He has a machine in the basement he can walk and run on everyday. You know what; he doesn't use it?

So here is my point..... Don't you rely on anyone to help you lose weight..... You lose weight for you, and for no one else but you.....

That's all that I have for now....

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

Friday, December 21, 2012

Down Just A Bit More Today

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 235.2-Pounds.
Now that's a long way from losing a pound a day like I thought that I might walking just about everyday.

I'll take it....

Everyday it's a struggle with hunger. Everyday I have to resist the goodies. Everyday, I have to be ever so careful not to indulge. This even with me walking ...

Today I went for a 30 minute walk...


That's the way it is... I'm David Dane

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Years Ago I Wrote, "Eat Less Food"

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" Weighing in at 236.6-Pounds.
That is down from yesterday...

This morning I awoke, and the hunger in my tummy was absolutely overwhelming. That's good because it means there is potential to lose weight.
It's when we don't feel rumbly in the tumbly that means we're just a little to satisfied after eating.

Well, we'll see what happens tomorrow.

And that's all for now...

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" Weighing in at 237.4-Pounds.

And that's all for now...

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 239.2-Pounds....

And that's all for now...

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

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 236.6-Pounds.

Today I went to lunch and ate a very large hamburger. I was stuffed afterwards. It was delicious, and I could have eaten less and still been satisfied.... We'll see what happens tomorrow on the scale.


That's all for now...

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

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fat People Shouldn't Jog Or Run....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" Weighing in at 236.2-Pounds...
That's down a bit from yesterday, and it's an overall trend down for this week.

I wrote in the headline Fat People Shouldn't Jog or Run. I write that thinking about how after 11 days of walking around this tiny track for 30 minutes or so each day, I felt in my shin a constant burning. I remember many times when I ignore those burning sensations when jogging not so long after that I would have to give up. People need to listen to the their bodies.

This morning as I walked this tiny track I watched two fat women jogging... Their flab was jerking up and down, and I was thinking will they be doing that 6 months from now?
I was also thinking do these fatsos men, and women going around this track realize their biggest problem was their diet? That's right, their diet. They ate too much food, and they ate the wrong kind of food. Then one day they had a brain storm that they need to trim up.

Most of the time when we get this lightning bolt of an idea we need to trim off the fat we jump in whole hog with the determination I am going to lose this fat. Then most of the time we jump into activities that are completely unsuitable for our fat, out of shape, beaten up, sedentary bodies.... I know because I was guilty of the same thing.

That said my body isn't the young resiliant thing it once was. I used to be able run, and run... Not anymore. And, I have to be careful not to over stress myself, or I will quit doing what I need to do to get in to better shape.

Now, I am not a big fan of walking. I have been going around, and around this tiny track that encircles the basketball court. There is a clock with a second hand I can watch. There is rubberized matting that I am walking on that absorbes the impact from my feet. This is better than a concrete sidewalk. The environment is controlled, being as there is no excessive cold, or heat, no wind, and no sun. There are windows that look out onto the outside world, but that's it... Best of all there is no traffic that I have to dodge...

So for me, fortunately this seems to be the best environment I can get for now.

So I figure while I adjust to walking and go through the physical adjustments I need to go through, I shouldn't jog.  And I don't think the fatties should jog either. I can only imagine the impact that extra weight imposes on the joints and the bones. And lets face it folks injuries take time to recover from...

Well, I am not anyone's conscience. And, I have always written losing weight is a slow determined process. I have also written regaining that weight is easy to do, and most of us regain it...

Well, that's all for now...

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

Friday, December 14, 2012

Is Walking Helping?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digial Scale" Weighing 236.6-Pounds.

Well last night was day 10 for me walking at least 30 minutes a day. I deliberately missed the day before because my knee joint and foot were sore.  I thought I neede a break.

However, I am wondering am I losing weight because of the little bit of exercise that I am doing?  I don't know..

That's all I have for now...

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

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Today I Will Walk....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale Weighing in at 238.2-Pounds.
Tonight I went for a walk for 30 minutes.
And that's the way it is... I'm David Dane.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" Weighing in at 238.2-Pounds...

I am going for another 30 minute walk when I post this...

 I skipped walking today... My leg was sore from walking so much, I decided to give it a rest tonight.

And that's all for now...

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nine Days Walking... Weight Hanging On

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digial Scale" Weighing in at 239-Pounds. Gasp...

I don't know why ?

Today was day nine going for a 30 minute walk...

That's all for now...

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

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day Eight Walking For Fitness

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today  I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" Weighing in at 237-Pounds.
That's up from yesterday, and I am happy with that anyway. As always it's slow but sure progress that I am looking for.

I haven't yet gone for my thirty minute walk today. But, I will before I retire for the day....

Tonight I went for a thirty minute walk around the track at the TAXPAYER BUILT recreational building.

Hear is a shout out to Gary Hudson... I remember you bud...  Find me on FB....

And that's all for now...

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

Sunday, December 9, 2012

One Week Of Walking Briskly...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 236.6-Pounds.
That's right, you read it right.

Now, that's almost 4-Pounds in 6 days. I haven't walked today yet. I will later today after I post this.

Now, I have been thinking: "What if this trend continues? What if I can keep walking every day at least 30 minutes? (If I have the time.) And, what if I keep losing almost 4-Pounds a week?"

Well, that would be 4-Pounds x 4-Weeks, or 16-Pounds a month.  That means in two months I would be down 32-Pounds. Which, would put me close to 200-Pounds again. Then after a couple more months of walking everyday I might be back at 180 pounds again...... ?????

Well, I can dream....

Let's just see what happens...

Here is my additional comment for the day: Today I went to the TAXPAYER FUNDED exercise facility and walked for 30 minutes briskly.

It's so tempting to break into a jog. I have to remember that I am in no condition to be jogging or running since my shins, joints, bones and muscles aren't even conditioned to walk, let alone run. I walk around the track thinking that a long time ago  I used to run, and run, as late as my late thirties when I finally left the military reserves. Oh what a bummer that I am not young and fit anymore.

Well I will see the results of just walking if I can keep this up everyday..... If I leave town on a trip then I'll have to hope there is a hotel with a tread mill... It's too cold to go walking outside anymore.

And that's all for now...

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

Saturday, December 8, 2012

On The Sixth Day Of Walking.....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 238-Pounds.
Well, that's nice.

That's a long way from where I was five years ago.

Today was my sixth day walking for thirty minutes for improving my fitness.
Let's just see how long I can keep this up, and what the results will be.

That's all for now...

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

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day Five Walking For Fitness

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 239.2-Pounds.

Today was my fifth day walking around the indoor track of the TAXPAYER BUILT recreational facility.

My legs felt like rubber. I have to resist the urge to kick it out and jog some. I have to remember I haven't run or jogged for years and my joints, bones, muscles, and nerves are not conditioned for the stress that I am already putting on them. I don't walk much because my job doesn't involve walking, but sitting a lot for long periods of time.

And that's all for now...

I'm David Dane

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's Day Four Walking For Fitness

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 240-Pounds.

That's up from yesterday.

Today was day four walking around the track at the TAXPAYER BUILT recreational facility for a little longer than 30 minutes because I ran into a friend and was walking and talking.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale Weighing in at 238.8-Pounds. That's down from yesterday.

Today is the third day going to the indoor track at the TAXPAYER BUILT exercise facility.
I walked for 30-minutes. That's enough for now, because I want to get in the habit of doing something.

That's all for now...

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Second Day Walking To Lose Weight

Hello Weight Losing Fans; Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 239.2-Pounds.

Today is the second day I went to the TAXPAYER BUILT Exercise arena and walked for 30 Minutes as fast as my little legs could carry me....

I am breaking in slow... It's hard to do this and build the habit when getting up in the early morning hours and being at work for 11.5 hours today alone....

We'll see how long I can keep at it.

And that's the way it is.

I'm David Dane

Monday, December 3, 2012

I AM BACK....

Hello Weight Losing Fans; Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 139.2 pounds.

Yes you're reading it right after all this time of no writing and posting, I have regained all of 60 pounds. I told you most people do....

There are lots of reasons. But, I have had enough again.... My clothes are so tight, my tummy is so round that I look like Santa.

Well, I have decided to do something about this again......


Today I went for a one half hour walk around the track at the TAX PAYER BUILT recreational facility... It's only one mile from my apartment. It costs me no fee to use it. So, I am going to try using exercise to help burn extra calories, and get my body moving...

That's all for now...

And that's the way it is...

I am David Dane.