Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Going Backwards...

David Dane here...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.4-Pounds.

Yep that's way up...

Last night I was very hungry. I made myself a hotdog on a bun, and ate some yogurt...

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

Sunday, December 29, 2013

David Dane here...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 212-Pounds.

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

Saturday, December 28, 2013

David Dane here...

Hello Weight Losing Fans..

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 210.8-Pounds.
Golly that was a surprise for me, considering what I ate on Christmas Eve, and the days leading up to it.

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

Friday, December 27, 2013

David Dane here...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 212.4-Pounds.

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

Thursday, December 26, 2013

David Dane here....

Hello Weight Losing Fans..

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.4-Pounds.

Honestly, I thought that it would be worse considering I ate so much on Christmas Eve. Then yesterday I went to a friends house and had a big dinner, and a large slice of cheese cake.

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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 210.6-Pounds.

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

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 212.8-Pounds.

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

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at ...? I don't know right now.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 210.2-Pounds.
That's down 5-Pounds from yesterday.

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

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Weight Is Unbelievable Today

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.2-Pounds.

I went to a company meeting yesterday. There was pizza. I ate many pieces of pizza. I also had a couple cans of soda pop. So there it is... It's all there on me this morning...

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

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 209.6-Pounds.

I could have come in lower at 207-Pounds if I didn't have a sandwich last night, drink a can of beer, eat a piece of pumpkin pie, and eat three pieces of chocolate candy... Yep, I could have come under again, only I was hungry, hungry, hungry..... I needed something to eat... PERIOD...!

Listen, you need to lose weight right? Guess what? YOU HAVE TO EAT LESS FOOD....!

Doesn't that just SUCK...!  ???? !

The calories add up, and that has an effect on you and me.... I know, I've been there.

What about a coach to tell you or me what to eat? Really, a coach? Guess what that coach can't stop you from cheating. That coach can't be with you or me 24 hours a day.

I'll be darned if I'll pay someone to tell me, "Now listen David, here is your eating plan. Call me if you need help."

Oh my gosh.... It's time to take inventory every hour. What the heck do we stuff into our mouths? How many soda pops do we pound down each day? How many beers are we consuming thinking it won't hurt? Are you kidding?

Calorie, Calories, Calories..., that's what matters.

Well, I wish you the best of luck...

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


Monday, December 16, 2013

Down Again....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 208.6-Pounds.
Yes, that's what it says.

I had to open this up and re-read what I wrote earlier this morning because I actually typed in the wrong weight. I edited to the weight you see currently at 208.6-Pounds.

That's right I came down a pound overnight. It's surprising isn't it? Who would have thought I would be losing this weight so quickly? Just remember: I am hungry all of the time now. I woke up this morning at 2 A. M., and was just dying of hunger. I could not fall back to sleep. I had to be up at 5 A.M. and this was making it hard. I finally fell back to sleep only to find now I was going to be late getting out to work. So I rushed to get up and ready. (Somehow when I checked the clock I accidently turned off the wake up alert.)

So here I am waiting in my bus for the customers and I am hungry. I did eat too.

This morning I didn't have time to make my eggs. I ate a big sausage instead. Add to that, I drank a cup of apple cider too.

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

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hello weight losing fans.

Today I stepped up onto the new magical mystical digital scale weighing in at 209.6- pounds. That's down from yesterday.

This new weight loss has come at price. It is called hunger, hunger, hunger and more hunger. For the last two days I have suffered with unthinkable hunger. It has been so painful it's been a pain in my chest. It frustrates me to no end. Just think for the rest of my life. I will have to monitor my weight for the rest of my life. It frustrates me to no end, thinking that I will have to do watch what I eat for the rest of my life. I will always have to watch the amount of food that I eat. I will always have to watch the kind of food that I eat. I will always have to monitor what I drink. This is all because there's a chance at all just are gaining weight again.

Please tell me it doesn't frustrate you. Now I don't tell anybody when I'm suffering with. I try to keep a smile on my face.

Yesterday I was walking and my pants started to slide off my hips, which means I'm going to have to put an extra hole in my belt. By the end of this I may have to put three holes in my belt. We will see what tomorrow will bring. In the meantime I'm just gonna keep trying to lose more weight.

Maybe tomorrow I will be 209-pounds even. We will see.

I hope I didn't go offend and anybody with my commentary three days ago.

Just to let you know, yesterday I finished the day eating a tuna fish sandwich from the Subway Shop. I think I wrote day yesterday as an add-on later in the day.

This morning I will scramble up six eggs. I will drink down two scoops of protein powder. I'm also going to eat one of those little chocolates. I will eat a large a apple for the fiber. I will also drink down a teaspoon of Metamucil.   I had a hamburger at work.

That's all for now... I'm David Dane !

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Soon I Will Be Putting Another Hole In My Belt

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 210-Pounds.
I had hoped it would be 209-Pounds.

I have suffered with hunger, hunger, and more hunger. Yesterday my stomach was killing me.

This morning I went to tighten up my belt. I kept pulling it to find the hole for the clasp. Then I discovered the clasp was past the last hole. Soon I will be putting another hole in my belt.

I added this later in the day: So for breakfast this morning I had six scrambled eggs mixed with yogurt. Then I drank down one scoop of protein powder in water. While driving to work I ate a large apple. In the afternoon I had a 6-inch tuna sandwich from Subway.

That's all I ate today.

I am looking at my views... Oh they dropped off suddenly. Maybe some didn't like my post from a couple days ago titles, "I going down the toilet."

Oh well.....

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

Friday, December 13, 2013

I'm Just Going Down The Toilet

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 210.8-Pounds. That's down from yesterday, and it's back under 212-Pounds.

I knew it probably would be considering I had that unstoppable gnawing hunger. I have it now. It goes right up into my chest. No it's not a heart attack. It's not heartburn either. I know what it is. I am trying to keep my self at this point because I know when I am here, I am losing weight. I looked into the toilet this morning and saw a floater. I know that is gross, but this means there was a lot of fat inside the stool, and it floats as a result.

I have also had to supplement Metamucil because everything seems to stop or slow down when I get to this point. I eat apples and some vegetables but it doesn't seem to help.

Which brings me to my topic today. I have written about this a long time ago and it's archived somewhere. Well today I am writing, "If you're losing weight consistently, you're just going down the toilet." You read that right.

Come and join me wondering about this phenomenon. If you're someone like me whose has gotten 60-Pounds, or 80-Pounds over what you should weigh and you've lived with it for a while. Unless you're a dedicated body builder, you're probably mostly fat. I know, I know it's hard to think about because it hits us in our pillowy guts. The reality is we have a lot of bloated fat cells.

If you've been over-weight for many years then you have gotten adjusted to your extra size. However when you decide to lose weight, did you ever wonder, or think where it all goes?

You go down the toilet. Yep, that half of extra you slowly leaves your body through your stools and ends up in the toilet. If you gradually lose weight over time, then you gradually poop you down the toilet.

I know it's gross to think about. That is the reality because your stool picks up the extra fat that your body sheds. If you are doing it right then you'll be burning up fat. If you're doing it wrong you'll be burning off precious protein in your muscles.

Well David aren't we using the extra fat as fuel. Yes, if we're losing weight properly the body is using it as fuel. However the waste goes down the toilet.

It's complicated, and I am not a doctor. But, give it some thought. Some days I look back and see some of me left behind... I guess it's but a small reflection of me... Oh that's sick....

In case you're wondering. Yesterday I ate my usual five eggs scrambled for breakfast. I ate a large apple. When I came home I had a piece of pumpkin pie. When I was sitting watching a video I had some snacking crackers and peanut butter. I also consumed four cans of Coor's Light. I decided when I am done drinking the left over cans, I am not getting anymore.

You may think I am a hypocrite because I wrote before give up the beer. Yeah, maybe I am. There are just sometimes when I have had a very long day, a cold beer hits the spot

That's all for now....

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

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How Did I Know I Would Be Down Today?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 211.4-Pounds.

This morning for breakfast I had five eggs scrambled and fried in butter. I had a can of cranberry sauce for my daily sweet tooth.

I titled today's post, " how did I know I was going to be down? " The answer is an easy one. I had non-stop hunger. Yesterday in the morning I woke up hungry. I had an ache in my stomach from hunger pain. I had to get ready for work. There was a couple of raisin cookies in the door of the refrigerator someone gave me the day before. As I was preparing my usual scrambled eggs, I ate one of the cookies. Then I ate my scrambled eggs. Before I left for work I ate the last cookie. (I think it was about 80 calories each.)

Before I went into work I stopped at the public library for about forty five minutes. I got to work later and found that my stomach was already gnawing at me with hunger pains. All day after that I had this hunger that just kept gnawing at me.

Later in the day one of my passengers was kind enough to buy me two McDonald's cheese burgers and a small French Fries. When I ate the fries the hunger would not go away. I ate the two cheese burgers and the hunger was still there. When I got home I had roaring hunger. I drank a Coor's Light Beer, and hit the hay. I was hungry.

When I woke up, I had this deep feeling of hunger again. Then I new that I was going to step up on the scale and see some loss of poundage.

Most of the time when I get this hunger that is deep, if I don't eat something, it usually results in some weight loss.

Who would have expected that I would lose weight after eating two cheese burgers and a small French Fry? Well, do the math. A small French Fry is about 250 calories. Two Cheese Burgers is 300 calories, times two for a total of 600 calories. I had no drink with it. So the total for that meal was 850 calories. Now add that to 350 calories for the eggs. That was 1,200 calories there. Toss in two cookies for another 180 calories. That totals up to 1,380 calories. Finally add the big apple I ate in the middle of the day for 100 calories. The grand total all day was 1,480 calories, which came in under 1,500 calories. Oh toss in one late night can of beer.

Now, maybe my math is off some. Even so, there wasn't that many calories above my range of 1,500 calories.

Time and time again I write it is how much we eat of anything that gets us into trouble.

Many times we miss out on counting calories in things like those soda pops, and the sweet drinks. A can of sprite is "140 calories." A 20-ounce Sprite is "200" calories. Eight ounces of Fruit punch (one cup) is 80 calories. Boost that up two a twelve ounce size can, and that punch is as many calories a soda pop. Iced tea in the bottle is "180 calories." It's the sugar that gets us.

Many times it is those unaccounted calories that confound our weight loss.

I have a brother who quit drinking soda, and in a little over one year he came down 100-Pounds. I am sure you'll lose weight just drinking water, and giving up those sodas.

I had this really big, big man telling me...( He's a big fat guy.) "Don't fry yours eggs in butter because of the cholesterol. " I thought, "Really, it looks like you've got bigger problems than Cholesterol." Honestly folks, when you run into a big heavy person don't take their advise about losing weight. Seriously, unless they are consistent and you can see they have results, just humor them when they start telling you how to lose weight.

Years ago I had a woman who was visiting a mutual friend. This lady used to be thinner than she was. She had rolls of fat bulging from her tight tee shirt. She told me don't eat so many eggs because they are bad for me. She told me I would die from cholesterol.

Well, what would she die from? Here she was 60 or so pounds more than she should have been. Then she had the gaul to lecture me?

You may say, "Hey David, why should I listen to you?" Golly I don't know. Why would you listen to me? I am not an expert. However, you can see my results. Well, that is if I am real.

I am ... I am just a preponderant guy trying to get off the pounds again for the second time.

I lost a lot of weight, and regained it. Now, I am back at it. Let's just see my results.

And I am here to tell you, I am not losing it by eating green salads everyday. All I do is cut back on the portion sizes, and try to keep a calorie count each day.

I am not perfect at it either....

Finally, I have written this before, and I'll write it again, "It's not easy." There is that gnawing hunger to deal with. There are the habits we build eating because of a need to feed, or comfort ourselves.

Let's face it. Society doesn't want us to look at food as fuel for our bodies. The food makers do everything they can to make food look attractive and taste good so we'll drink it, or we'll eat it. Who can really blame them? It's how they make there money.

And, I guess it's really Okay. But, just imagine how fast Coke would go out of business if everyone quit drinking Cokes. They have to come up with a saying like, "It's the real thing," to entice us to think about Coke.

Yep, they play with our minds.

You'll have to determine not to let them get to you.


Finally, I amazed that the numbers of viewers each days continues to climb. Wow...


That's all for now.

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

 

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Weight's Up Again...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213-Pounds.
Yes, I am scratching my head on this one.... What the heck?

Yesterday I had my usual five scrambled eggs for breakfast. I was so hungry in the late afternoon I went and purchased a large slice of sausage pizza, along with two yogurts, and a Sorbet Dessert.
I think what got me is when I got home at midnight I had a beer before hitting the hey.

So there you have it....

I had well over 100 views yesterday and am already at more than that today. Gee someone really looks at this thing.

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 212.4-Pounds. That's less than yesterday where I was 213-Pounds.

Now you may be wondering if my overeating the other day Is having an effect on me not continuing to lose more weight. You may be thinking oh that did it, he's finished. Not so fast. Time and time again I have written one day of overindulging doesn't throw the weight losing program completely off track. And to be honest with you I am not worried about it. If you look back to January of 2013 you'll find that I was at 236-Pounds. And in the months before that, I had regained all that weight I lost.

I got overmyself and decided to hit it again. So here I am just under 215-Pounds. Now what will happen if I lose another 15-Pounds. I will be down to 200-Pounds which is the weight I was three years ago when my mom died. I miss her and my dad terribly.

Last night I was home from work. I decided to pop in a movie. It was from the Star Trek Series. As I sat there I snacked on these small thin crackers. I didn't buy the box, it was given to me. I dipped these frail little crackers in a jar of peanut butter and when I was done finished half of the box. Now, you may thinking I blew it. Nope, I blew it when I added in six cans of Coor Light Beer. Oh stop, it's been a long time since I drank that much beer.   Oh yeah, I forgot to write that I had about four of those chocolates my sister sent... Oh the shame...!

In the morning yesterday I had five scrambled eggs. I also drank about two cups of whole milk In the afternoon I had some of that pumpkin pie that is sitting in the refrigerator. I didn't eat anything else before I started snacking on those crackers and peanut butter.

This morning I am going to scramble some eggs, eat them, and head to work.

Yesterday I opened up my statistics for this blog. I had 77 viewers by the middle of the day. Then last night it was over 100 viewers.

Honestly, I am astounded that all of a sudden people are taking an interest in what I am writing. All I am telling people is "Eat Less Food."

I am not a doctor. I am not a diet expert. I am just some ordinary guy that struggles with his weight. I am here to tell you that you can do it. You can lose that weight. Cut back first on all that sugar. And it's not too late to lose those pounds. I am 55 years old now. I am determined to get back to a normal weight.

Just Remember: If you plan to leave a comment, I screen them first. If I don't agree with the content, I won't post it.

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

 


Monday, December 9, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213-Pounds.

This broke the 212-Pounds today. Oh well...

Suddenly all my readership has dropped off... Folks, if you think there is any merit in avoiding candy and sugar completely, which some diet advocates say, then you are truly naive and nuts.

Time and time again I have written that I struggle just like anyone does.

My sister sent me chocolates, and I am eating them.....

Oh maybe you're upset because I commented about Oprah Winfrey...

Hey, I am not losing weight for you......

Oh wow, since I posted this earlier there has been a huge jump in views... Whoa... What's up with that?

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

Sunday, December 8, 2013

I Am The Same Weight As Yesterday, And Day Six Under 212 Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital scale weighing in at 211.4-Pounds.
That's the same as yesterday.

Yesterday I wrote my sister sent me a box of stuff for Christmas. She threw in two orange hats (safety on the job.). She tossed in two pairs of thermal gloves so warm you know. And she tossed in chocolate which is my Nemesis. Yeah she is evil... just kidding.

So there they were the box of liquid filled chocolate blueberries. I opened the box and saw the little chocolates jumping in the cellophane taunting me saying, "Go ahead bite me."
I bit five of them at 90 calories each. Oh the evil...

Today before I went to worship services I ate two of those chocolates. I also had a piece of pumpkin pie.

Today I ate what I wrote above and had five scrambled eggs early in the morning. Along with that I drank my morning coffee, and a cup of milk.

And, believe it or not, my viewers have increased to over 100 a day now. Who reads this thing anyway? Come on Oprah, you have better things to do than read this. I know you want weight losing advice girl friend. Hire another chef...

I know maybe Richard Simmons views this blog... Yeah that's it.

Oh, I make myself laugh.

That's all for now...

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

Saturday, December 7, 2013

I'll Take It... Day Five Under 212-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 211.4-Pounds.
I'll Take it.

Just remember yesterday I had a large lunch. Then I went home and had two beers. Oh the shame and the hypocrisy. That's not a bad weight after all of that.
I have written many times before it takes a little bit more than just one day of over eating to gain weight.

My sister sent me a care package for Christmas. In it she put a battery operated parakeet that sings, and moves its head and tail. Along with that cute little item she packed in two boxes of liquid filled chocolates,  and a large orange chocolate that's about 3 inches around. Then she put in Christmas chocolate peppermint candies. Along with that she send me four bags of cough drops.

Oh my evil sister. She knows I am trying to lose weight.

It's going to be a challenge to just eat one or two of those candies a day. I might make it to January, or I'll just chow down. This will test my will.

I still have many of the cough drops she send me from the last care package. 

This morning I didn't go to work. It's  my day off finally.
I made up five scrambled eggs along with four tablespoons of sour cream stirred in. I topped the eggs off with all-spice, and ketchup. Then I made up a drink with two scoops of protein in water, and drank that down. I took eight HCL Betain capsules along with that to help me digest the mix. I also just ate two small lolly pops my sister sent in a bag...

A lot of people out there may be wondering why I eat so many eggs. They are a great source of protein. I have been experimenting with something I heard on the Doctor Bob Marshal radio show.
He claims that the body doesn't produce enough insulin in the morning as we wake up and begin the day. He says if you're going to eat carbohydrates, then wait until later in the day. (Yep for you donut eaters that means you nix that chocolate donut in the morning.... Sorry....)

Doctor Bob Marshal claims if you will save eating the carbohydrates until past noon time or later the body is better prepared to produce insulin and help digest the sugar in the blood stream.
What I have been doing lately is just eating proteins in the morning. In this case eggs and protein powders, then I wait until later in the day to eat the carbohydrates.

Since I started with this approach, it seems to have helped me. I eat my proteins in the morning and then eat my starches or carbohydrates later in the day. You can see the results. I am down to 210 or so pounds.

I don't know if this approach will help you. Maybe you can try it. Eat your eggs, chicken, beef, or proteins in the morning. Skip the bread and sugar, along with the oat meals, or cereals. Switch those until past noon time.

According to Doctor Bob Marshal, if you are going to insist on eating that stuff, then at least wait until later in the day.

See if this helps.

I am just absolutely surprised. Yesterday I had over 115 viewers of my blog. So far today there are over 55 viewers of this blog. Maybe Oprah Winfrey is looking in just to find some words of wisdom...

I suspect it's actually advertisers and people who are looking to post something in the comment box who are doing most of the looking. You won't believe how many advertisements I have to delete before they get into the comments...

Shucks... No one really cares about the fat man who is losing weight... Buah, ha, ha....

Hey, honestly, I'm not doing this for anybody but myself.

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



Friday, December 6, 2013

It's Day Four That I Am Under 212-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 210.2-Pounds
That's right...!

Wow, oh wow, that's down three pounds since Sunday...

I don't have time to write a lot, so I will give you a brief menu.
Yesterday I ended the day in the afternoon with eating about a dozen Italian Cookies. I started eating them and could not stop until the container was empty. It's a two part reason, I was hungry, and they were so delicious.
This morning I scrambled up three eggs, and tossed in three table spoons of sour cream. I ran out of eggs and that was all I had.
I drank one cup of whole milk.
I drank a mix of two different protein powders in water...

I don't have time to pontificate right now.... I am on my way to work...

Wow, oh wow, I looked at my lists of view.... Yesterday I had over 100 people look in on the blog. That is up from zero just a few months ago.... I am amazed...

This is an addition to what I wrote earlier today.

I am currently at a Christmas Party for a bunch of factory workers. I drove them out here to Zion, Illinois to a Resort for their luncheon.

I was invited in to eat as well. Years ago I warned "Tis the season to over eat." Well, this time it was no different. 

The tables were set up buffet style with many different foods one could pick from. I was tempted as always to sample everything.

I filled the bottom of the plate with about 10 chunks of fresh pineapple, about five chunks of honeydew melon, and cantaloupe. Then I put green salad on top. I grabbed four of the small cream puffs. I piled on some green lettuce. I piled on some macaroni salad. I piled on some rice. Then I grabbed a 3-ounce chicken breast. Next I grabbed about a 4 ounce piece of roast beef. Then I piled on a bunch of green beans.

I went back to my seat and began to stuff myself with this over burdened plate of food.

When I finished I went back to find the dessert table. There is was the biggest temptation of all. There were so many delicious looking pies and cakes. I could have tried them all. I settled on a large chunk of chocolate covered cheese cake, and a piece of pumpkin pie.

I could have gone back for more. But, I had to stop myself.

We shall see what this does to me stepping onto the scale in the morning.

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

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wow, It's Day 3 Under 212-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 210.8-Pounds.
That's down from yesterday's weight.

This morning I ate five-scrambled eggs, and drank two scoops of protein powder, and a cup of whole milk.

Yesterday I ate the same thing for breakfast. At lunch time I had a very large slice of pepperoni pizza, along with two yogurt cups.

It was another 15 hour day. When I got home I was worn out tired. I got undressed, washed my face and went to bed.

I am really surprized, this morning I opened up the blog and saw that I am now up over 80 people a day who review my blog... Wow, that's up from zero a few months ago...

Who reads this thing anyway??? I make myself laugh....

Here is an annotation for the end of this day. I was on the way to work when I posted the first part of this. (Can you believe I still don't have a smart phone?) Anyway, I finished the day eating a large apple, a large fried chicken finger, along with two small fruit yogurts. Then someone gave me a container of Italian Cookies and I ate all of them...  As you know that's a lot of carbohydrate consumed there. We'll see if that has any effect tomorrow in the morning.


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

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I Am Under 212-Pounds Going On Two Days

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 211.8-Pounds.
That is the second day under 212.

Maybe you wonder what I ate these last two days.
Yesterday I ate four scrambled eggs for breakfast, drank two scoops of protein powder in water, and a cup of coffee.
In the afternoon I ate a large piece of sausage pizza, and three yogurts. I drank a cup of milk in the morning with breakfast. At Night when I went to bed I was so hungry. I drank a scoop of protein powder in water.

Today's menu isn't much different.

I am simply amazed at the number of people who are suddenly visiting my blog. I am wondering what spurred the interest.

Sorry, I have to go...

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 211.2-Pounds.

I am scratching my head. How in the world did I do that when just three days ago I had a giant, giant piece of chocolate cake, a very large cookie, and a gigantic blueberry muffin. I am not kidding. Add to the a double cheeseburger, and a very large serving of French Fries....

Yesterday I was listening to a radio program that talks about food addictions. Are you addicted to food? I don't know. But, how much do you consume? I don't know. It will help if you keep a written record each day.

Oh my gosh, yesterday I had 165 viewers... That's absolutely amazing... Ah, you folks must think I am really so wise... Buah, ha, ha... I make myself laugh...

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

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.8-Pounds.

Yesterday I didn't post and I was 215.4-Pounds.

I have to go.... It's going to be a very long day today.

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

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Good Weight After Thanks Giving

Hello Weight Losing Fans..

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.2-Pounds.

I had a longer post for today. Only I can't find it in the computer, or worse I didn't save it.

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

Friday, November 29, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.6-Pounds.
Hey that'not bad after having ate so much for Thanks Giving Day Dinner.

That's just slightly more than yesterday mornings weight.

I went to my brother's home for Thanks Giving Day. I had so many choices this year. I decided to stay close to home. It was a nice day...

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

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanks Giving

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.2-Pounds.
That's up from yesterday.

Today is Thanks Giving Day. I am not holding back on my eating. So, tomorrow... It won't be pretty.

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Four Days Below 214-Pounds....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Day Weighing in at 213.6-Pounds.
I triple checked that. I couldn't believe it since I  ate so late in the evening. It was just a can of green beans and some crackers.

Thanks to all the fans so far this year... We are now regularly topping 50 people a day, which is up from thirty. Many, many times I actually get over 100 views...

Golly is this that interesting... ? Buah, ha, ha...

As always, I review the comments before I post them.. If I don't like what I read, then it won't get up in the comments section.

Tomorrow is Thanks Giving... I won't be very careful tomorrow...

Happy Thanks Giving to the folks who can still appreciate all the rich blessing which God gives us.

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Under 214-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.8-Pounds.
That's up from yesterday morning; not by much.

That's three days that I am under the range of 214-Pounds.

Yesterday I had a hot dog, a hot dog bun, two slices of bread, six very thin slices of ham, two cups of kool aide, and a can of green beans.

I really didn't know if I would get under 215-Pounds today because I went to bed last night weighing in at 217-Pounds. So, I guess that all went down the porcelain throne this morning.

By the way, my readership has really picked up. Thank You to all you curious souls out there.

Just Remember: I screen the comments that are placed on my blog. If I don't like them, I will not post them. 

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

Monday, November 25, 2013

My Weights The Same... Good !!!!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.4-Pounds.
That's the same as yesterday.

Yesterday I went to work. I had a can of Sprite sitting in the car when I went to work. I drank it (140-calories of fructose sugar). Then there were some snacks. I had three snack bags of cookies. (The cinnamon cookies were 220-calories, and the small chocolate cookies were 200 calories.) Then I someone offered me a Sierra Mist (140-calories of fructose sugar made from corn syrup). I ate a hot dog and bun, along with a small  yogurt cup.

There you have it.

And my readers spiked up to almost 100 the last two days. Maybe someone is paying attention to the Narcissistic Fat Man... Buah, ha, ha... I make myself laugh...

Just Remember: I screen the comments before I let them post on this blog. If I don't like the comment, then I won't approve it for posting. 

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


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sometimes It Helps To Use The Bathroom

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.4-Pounds.

When I awoke this morning I weighed myself almost immediately. I weighed 214-Pounds. I entered that in the log on my computer. Then I went into the kitchen and prepared the coffee, started the breakfast cooking, and started my bath. I got a telephone call from mother nature and emptied myself accordingly. When I was done taking my bath, I stepped back up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale to find that I was now 213.4-Pounds. I stepped on an off the scale, and even moved it around on the floor. I stepped back up on the scale and was again 213.4-Pounds.


Well it just goes to show that I am full of it sometimes...Anyway that is going to be my official weight for the morning.

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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.4-Pounds.

Please Remember: If you you leave a comment; I screen it first. If I don't like it; I won't post it. This is a blog that encourages a continuous effort to get those pounds off, and then keep them off. I won't put up with Nasty Comments....!

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

Friday, November 22, 2013

It Was Just Another Day...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at  213.4-Pounds.

Yesterday when I got home I was at just under 212-Pounds. Then I decided to cut up some small cucumbers, mix the with some lowfat greek yogurt, sour cream, and spices, to make a salad. I cooked up a hot dog. Then I put it on a bun with catsup. I purchased a small pecan pie, and had a small slice of that to celebrate my birthday... Yes, I was alone on my birthday.

So the weight you saw is what was sitting in my belly from last night having eaten at 7ish in the evening.

Please Remember: If you you leave a comment; I screen it first. If I don't like it; I won't post it. This is a blog that encourages a continuous effort to get those pounds off, and then keep them off. I won't put up with Nasty Comments....!

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Okay, Okay, I Cheated Yesterday To Get Here...!



Hello Weight Losing Fans…

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 212.4-Pounds.
Admittedly, I cheated… Yep, I sure did.

Yesterday I was supposed to be up and out for work at 5:15 in the Morning (5:15 A.M.). Now, that was after getting off at 11:30 P.M. You got it; I got home at 12:30 A.M. It’s against the Law, and it’s truly illegal. My boss is so desperate for drivers. He’s willing to break the law, and risk the lives of people. Since things are so slow right now, I decided I’ll do it.
But, this is what I’ve lived with for over 9 years now.
My life has been truly topsy-turvy. Just imagine how hard it is to manage a diet.

Well, back to my point that I cheated. Yesterday I rushed out the door, and didn’t have time to eat. I decided to fast the rest of the day. So there you see up there at the top the results…

Today is my birthday: “Happy Birthday to me…”

Buah, ha, ha… Sometimes I make myself laugh. Look at the Narcissist Fat Guy wishing himself happy birthday…. Buah, ha, ha….

This explains the title of my blog: “Is It Too Late To Lose Those Pounds.”  When I began this project I was rapidly approaching 50 years old. Well, I have gone past those years.

Usually guys my age just let the pot-belly grow and never look back. Well, I did something about it. Now, I am back at it. This time it’s so much harder to do….

I won’t give up.

Please Remember: If you you leave a comment; I screen it first. If I don't like it; I won't post it. This is a blog that encourages a continuous effort to get those pounds off, and then keep them off. I won't put up with Nasty Comments....! 

That’s the way it is… I’m David Dane

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Weight Jumped Because Of Late Night Eating....



Hello Weight Losing Fans…

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.6-Pounds.
I am not so worried about this. Yesterday when I got home I stepped up onto the scale weighing in at 213-Pounds. I ate a can of chicken, and drank about 6 cups of milk.

So, what’s going on? Nothing is going on. It’s just stuff waiting to leave. Oh David that’s what you always say. Yep it is, because it’s true.

Now, you may be wondering why I am not progressing to a lower weight. I think it’s because I am stuck. I would have to do something dramatic like fasting to start the ball in the right direction. Honestly, I don’t feel like fasting.

Hey, My Birthday is going to be in 2 Days. I plan on celebrating. So don’t expect to see any dramatic results in the right direction…

That’s the way it is… I’m David Dane

Monday, November 18, 2013

I Am Surprised Today...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.4-Pounds.
This is a surprise because yesterday I stepped up onto the Scale weighing in at 216.2-Pounds.
I didn't post it yesterday. I didn't get to a computer online.

So what did it? Oh, I don't know. It just seems to me it has everything to do with how fast I can pass stuff through my system. Maybe it helped to walk my butt off on Friday to the point I was cramping up.  I just don't know.

Yesterday I had 2 cups of Koolaide mixed from a Half Mix of Stevia, and Natural Cane Sugar.
I drank 2 cups of milk. I ate a Turkey sandwich made with two pieces of Bread, and four thin slices of turkey. Then at night I ate a piece of bread with peanut butter on it. I had some beer too...
I think it was four bottles.  I don't remember because I went to sleep ...

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

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I Ate A Lot, But Exercise Burned It Off.

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.8-Pounds.

Yesterday I went hunting with my brother. I walked and walked up an down the fields. I am sure if I had not worn myself out to a frazzle, my weight today would be much higher than it is. I didn't get anything during the hunt.
I had fun anyway.

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

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Weights Down Again

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.4-Pounds.

That's better than yesterday...

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Oh That Cake Shake....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.6-Pounds....

I don't know why...

Maybe tomorrow won't be much better because someone purchased for me a "Cake Chocolate Shake" from Portillo's. That might be enough to set me back...

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Just Hanging Around At 215-Pounds...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

It's Tuesday and today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.4-Pounds.
That's the third day just down below 215-Pounds.

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

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.2-Pounds.

OKAY, that's been around 215-Pounds for what seems like forever...

I really don't have anything profound to write...

As a later additional statement to this post today. When I got home I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.4-Pounds... That's down One Pound from this morning.

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

Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's Under 215-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

It's Sunday and Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.6-Pounds.

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

Saturday, November 9, 2013

215-Pounds For Ever.... ?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.6-Pounds.

So here I am hovering around 215....

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

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.6-Pounds.

I am just hanging around that 215-Pounds...

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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Up Some Today

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.4-Pounds. Yes, that's up over 1-Pound from yesterday. It's because some friend invited me over for dinner last night...
It was good.

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Weight Is The Same Two Days In A Row, And Below 215-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.2-Pounds.
That's the same two days in a row...

Don't ask me what happened, because I haven't been doing anything real different.

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Back Under 215

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.2-Pounds.

That isn't anything to crow in the morning hours about. It's better than it's been...

Now, you may be wondering what happened. Well, it's called work, and long hours away from home.
It seems that when I am away it's harder to abstain from certain foods.
It's hard ...

Saturday I put in 15-hours. It was only supposed to be a 5 hour day. But, the customer was the military folks and they claimed the order was wrong. So there I was stuck hanging out all day with another driver waiting out of town to bring the military back late at night. I ate a big lunch because I didn't eat that much for breakfast.. I was so hungry. There it was the next day on the scale....

Well, maybe that was the cause...

Anyway, it is what it is...


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

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.6-Pounds.

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

Sunday, November 3, 2013

It's Bad News Day...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 218.8-Pounds.

Oh Argh...!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Okay, I Am Back Down...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.8-Pounds.

That's better than what's been going on... But, I am not happy with this.

I have been working, and working, day after day. It's been so hard to regulate my food consumption.

Let's face it, I get tempted just like everyone else does. I want to overeat just like everyone else does.

It's hard folks... It really is...

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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.2-Pounds.

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 218.2-Pounds.

That's a shocker... Yep, it just seems like I've lost all control.

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

This is the second day I don't know what my weight is....

Sorry, I was up in Wisconsin without a scale....

That's all for now... I'm David Dane

Monday, October 28, 2013

NO Weight Today

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at ??????

I Don't Know....

I am up in Wisconsin at my cousins, and have no way of weighing myself.

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

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 220-Pounds.

Yes, that is true... Last night I going to work and was passing by this new Buffet restaurant. It was called the Crazy Buffet. I went in and saw it was oriental cuisine. So I decided to eat there.
Oh, I ate, and ate... The only reason I stopped eating was I had to get to work at 6 PM.

Then did you want to know what I did this morning? I went to breakfast with my brother, and had three large pancakes, along with three sausage links. Tonight I am having a large burrito for dinner...
So there you have it...

So there you have it... I've thrown all my cares to the wind....

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

Friday, October 25, 2013

Okay, I Am Losing It...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217.8-Pounds.

Is it because I ate a beef sandwich, French Fries, and a small chocolate shake yesterday at Portillo's?

Golly I don't know.

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.6-Pounds..

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Weight Is Averaging Out.

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216-Pounds.

That's better than the other days...

I am still working on the post for the 19th of October. I will back date it..

I have been working all the time and just do not have the time to post and write. It's really a pain in my rear end....

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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Weight Closer To Where It Usually Is...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.2-Pounds.
This is certainly better than what happened a couple days ago. I was unable to post any thing about it because I have been working each day. However I am writing something which I will back date and post....

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

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 219-Pounds. Oh Argh...!

Last night I took a large group of college students to Kennilworth, IL... They were at the home of one of the students, and were a very wealthy couple who are the owners.

They had dinner catered for all the kiddies, in their lovely home. I was invited in. This was at around 7 PM.... So it was late ... I ate about 4 pieces of chicken along with pasta, and some desert. So that's the food that is just sitting around waiting to go.

That's the way it is... I'm david dane

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I Am Down A Little Bit..!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.8-Pounds...
Or was it 215.6-Pounds... It's another day the scale wasn't able to make up its mind again...

That is 3-Pounds off my 212.6-Pound Low of recent months....

Oh well, it is what is ....

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Man, I Can't Get Over This Hump...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.2-Pounds...

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

Monday, October 14, 2013

Can't Seem To Change

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217-Pounds.

So why am I gaining? I Don't know.

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

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Weight Up Again...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 218.8-Pounds.

That's a big jump. The only thing I can say is I was out until 3 AM in the Morning and had a late night meal.

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

Friday, October 11, 2013

Enjoying A Warm Fall Day On The Bike...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.6-Pounds....
Or was it that I was 214.8-Pounds... Yeah, it was another day my scale couldn't make up its mind.
The good news is that I am back under 215-Pounds today.

Yeah, I guess Dinah Soar must have been right when she stated in a comment I was retaining water because of the sodium content in all the left over Chinese Cuisine that I was consuming for days....

Today I had the day off, so I jumped onto the old ten speed bike to head off to the library to post this.

I am perspiring as usual, along with huffing and puffing some. It's fun though. I enjoy every bump and crack in the road. I also enjoy dodging impatient drivers who even though I have a bright green shirt on seem not to notice me.

The day is very bright and comfortable for a fall day.

I love the days like this. I also like rainy days in the fall, but then I wouldn't even try to ride on a day like that.

It's a day to say, "Thank You God...!"

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

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hmmm, Water Retention?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.8-Pounds.
Or was it 217-Pounds?

It's another day of which my Scale couldn't figure out what my weight was supposed to be. ..

I stood square on the scale, and got two different numbers when I clicked to start the readings....

Oh well, maybe I have flexi-weight....

Dinah Sore commented yesterday that my excessive weight is because of high water retention due to the fact the last four days I have been eating the leftovers of Chinese food given to me by one of my customers in two very large dogie bags...

I hope that's true. Yesterday I ate about three cups of rice with vegetables mixed in. Before I went to sleep I ate some yogurt cups, and a couple cups of whole milk. I was so hungry before beddy-bye-time.

So there you have it.

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

UP, UP, AND AWAY I GUESS...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 218.2-Pounds.

Yep, that's up above the 215-Pounds that I have been hovering around, but it's below yesterdays 220.2-Pounds.

Honestly, I don't get it... I have been eating Chinese Food that is loaded with some meat, and a lot of vegetables. Yet, here I am....

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Unbelievable

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 220.6-Pounds...

I can not believe this.... 

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

Monday, October 7, 2013

Not Good Today....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217.8-Pounds.

I know that's hard to believe....

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

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Knee Problems? Maybe You Should Get An ACE Supporter

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.8-Pounds.

I actually don't think that is so bad. Yesterday I was out of town in Sandwich, Illinois and had a gyro sandwich, and French Fries. Then I drank a half can of Dr. Pepper.

So for me to step on the scale and see that, I am thinking not so bad....


I wrote a couple days ago that I have had some problems with my feet, and my knee.
I went to the local Walgreen's and purchased an ACE knee supporter. It cost me almost $20.00...
So far it's been worth it. I wore it part of the day when I purchased it. Yesterday I wore it all day at work. I take it off when I go to bed.

The knee support seems to be helping tremendously. At first it was hard to get used to wearing. Then I got to the point I don't even think about it anymore.

What it does is it tightly supports my lower thigh, and upper calf, with a semi-ridged cup around the knee joint. It helps the knee to stop popping every time I step.

I am now considering getting one for the right knee too....

Walking long distances has been much easier with the knee joint being supported.

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

Friday, October 4, 2013

Riding The Bike For Fun... Not Fitness...

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.6-Pounds.

Yep that is up. I expected that was going to happen. I ate late last night past 9:00 PM because someone gave me dogie bags of Chinese Food, and I was so, so hungry.

So that extra poundage is just what's sitting in my tummy, and colon.

Today I had the day off, and decided to ride my bike some. I took the bike to get a hair cut. Then I took the bike to the public library to get online.

Ya know, that bike is a pain in my arse... literally. The tires are so thin. The bike is light and easy to pick up physically. Because of that every bump in the road becomes a new experience in stinging pain on my fanny, and hands.

I really don't know why anyone would want a racing bike. I took the bike to the shop and asked if the front rim could be tuned. The guy said no it's bent.
I asked what happened? He told me someone probably hit the curb or something. Well, hell I didn't know this thing was so delicate. I know I didn't bend the rim. I hardly rode it when someone gave it to me last year.  I am so glad I didn't pay for it.  As I said, it was given to me.

Honestly though... I may give up riding this thing. It's to hard on the body.  I can get up to speed pretty quick with it, only in town, I have to stop every block. You know obey the traffic laws, etc....

Every crack and bump becomes a new experience in pain.

I have been having fun riding it though. I have been huffing and puffing on it and felt the perspiration when I got off and went to the library.

I am not riding it for fitness, as much as I am riding just for the fun... I am enduring the pain.

Maybe it's just I've gotten so wimpy in my aging years... Yeah, I am now a soft wimpy old man...

Perhaps I'll get some physical benefit out of riding it... Maybe....?

Oh well that's just the way it is, I guess.....

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

Thursday, October 3, 2013

To Late To Be Eating...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.2-Pounds.

Excuse me for this late post. I went to work this morning so, so early, and then had no access to an online computer. I just put in 16 hours of work and I am heading home.

I don't expect my weight tomorrow to be any better because I didn't eat anything since 5 AM this morning except some granola bars.

My customer handed me some doggie bags of chinese food which I have been snacking on before bringing the bus back to the barn for the night. I have been eating barbeque ribs, and big chunks of stir fried vegetables. It's already past 9:00 PM. I am so hungry though.

My weight today was higher too because last night I was hungry and decided to pound down a couple glasses of milk and some yogurt. I am sure that's why I was over 216-Pounds today.

Like I said tomorrow I don't expect any improvement because it is so late.

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Oh The Autumn, And The Sale Of Apple Cider...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215-Pounds.

Okay, Initially it was 216-Pounds, then I used the potty, and stepped on the scale again. Poof, a Pound went down the drain.

So, it's going to 215-Pounds, and a pound of waste matter....

I had someone graciously comment about using a roller on the back. She stated she's been using tennis balls. Ya know I didn't think of that one. But, I was using a beer bottle for one annoying point in my left shoulder that has a pinched nerve that has wreaked havoc on my left arm, and my left side.

I have to find my tennis balls and use those too....

It's autumn here in Illinois. In the grocery stores there is usually raw apple juice for sale around this time of the year. Well, let me tell you something. If you have a problem with constipation, here is your cure. I got a gallon of the raw apple juice at the store the other day. I have been drinking down a couple glasses each day....

Wow, it goes to work on the inside colon like nothing I've used except prune juice. I mean anything that's natural and safe.

Hey, it's not going to hurt to drink some of that apple juice in the raw with the mother still floating around in it. It will help get stuff moving, and it is so delicious...

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

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Simple Foam Roller For The Back....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today  I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215-Pounds.
That's the same as yesterday.

As you can tell by my posts I haven't been writing a lot about my weight losing experience. There really isn't very much to say.

I get up, eat a skimpy meal, go to work, eat, sleep, and then go to work.

My mantra has always been "Eat Less."

Today I decided to write about something that I have kept quiet for well over a year.
I have had serious pain in the bottoms of my feet when I get up in the morning. I have been tested for diabetes, and that isn't the apparent cause.

It all started last year when I decided to start walking in January to "trim up." Well, that did something to me and I sustained an injury to my knee. Something popped in my knee when I was walking on the indoor track. After that it was down hill...

I quit walking when my knee swelled up and I began limping every day.  I rested my knee and tried to let it heal. It seemed to get better.  About eight months later I went walking again. My knee popped again.

This began an ordeal of constant pain in my knee. That pain seemed to start a problem in my left heal. I began having problems in my legs because of the constant compression of the underside of my thighs while driving.  

This last year has been a constant, day-in-day out problem with pain in my knee, and feet.

About a month ago I drove some girls to the college to play volley ball. They came out of the event carrying these black rolls that are six inches in diameter, and twelve inches long.

Someone gave me one of these odd little foam rolls.

I started using it to roll on my back side on top of the floor. Instantly I could hear, and feel my bones popping and snapping in my back.

I have been working at this for almost a month just about every day. The results have been that my feet and knee hurt less. My knee has been healing up. Although I believe there is some serious degeneration in the tissue, the result being a trick knee. 

When I wake up in the morning the bottoms of my feet don't hurt nearly as much.

I started riding my bike a little bit. And that seems to help some a little bit too....

If you have problems with your back, you may want to buy one of these foam rollers for your back. It sure costs less than a doctors visit.

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