Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 236.4-Pounds.

And that's after having two hamburgers on bread yesterday and then drinking a quart of grape juice...

That's al for now... And that's the way it is. I'm David Dane

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 237.6-Pounds.

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

OH DAVID.!!!

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

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today  I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 235.6-Pounds.

That's better....

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

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hello weight losing fans....

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

That's right.

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

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

OH DAVID!


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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Weight The Same

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 236-Pounds.

There is a tiny ray of hope in this. Yesterday I got of work and came home to step onto the scale weighing in at 234.8-Pounds. The only reason I am not at 235, or below is because last night I ate late.
I had a hot dog, a bun, and two cups of so of milk....
I was so hungry last night I said to heck with it.....

Oh well...!

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Weight Jumped Up When Least Expected

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Yesterday was a terrible day. I was hungry most of the day with awful hunger pain. Then I though maybe today I'll be below 235-Pounds.
Nope, it didn't happen. So what was the Problem? I can only think that it was because I drank milk last night before I went to sleep.

That's all for now.

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

You Can't Go Back...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Hey, I'll take it.

This means so far I am holding the line.... In the past I have always written that it's not good to lose weight too fast. That is because most often we end up losing the MUSCLE instead of the fat.
And looking at this belly of mine, I wonder if I may have lost more muscle than fat the last time I lost 60-Pounds. Well, there is no going back.

Today I want to talk about something that has been bugging me since September. This "Thinking" reared it's ugly head in September when I went to my brother-in-laws funeral, and it popped up around Christmas time...

The "Thinking" I  am writing about is this never ending need to look backwards at our lives.
I have been guilty of it most of my adult life. I have been someone who "Chewed the Past" in my mind like a Cow Chews its CUD....

Folks looking backwards and constantly thinking about the past is not constructive. I am not writing we can't learn from the past. Of course we have to remember history.
However, we can't let the past be what determines our future.

I have family members who constantly bring up the past. They are constantly talking about how their parents treated them, and they use it as an excuse to live deeply depressed miserable lives.
Well, I got tired of being miserable. One day I woke up and hated that black cloud that constantly hovered over me. I realised that black cloud over me was because hour, after hour I dragged the past through my mind. I was constantly thinking about the events that I perceived as wrong.

That is the way it is with our weight too... I had some years of victory there where my weight was down and I was feeling better. ... Then things were getting tough, and my mother died. I went into a depression, and really didn't care about my weight so much anymore.

Up, up, and away went my weight again.  It was simply a case of not being careful what I ate anymore. I got out of the habit of writing down what I was eating. My scale broke and for about one year I didn't replace it...

Then one day I woke up.... I put on my pants and couldn't button them. I put on some blue jeans and couldn't button them. Oh, what happened?

My neighbor ladies began telling me that I got fat. The guys at the garage started asking me what happened to me. Someone else that had not seen me for years exclaimed, "Oh my God, what has happened to you, you've gotten so fat."

Well, I went looking for a scale after weighing myself over at a family members home.
The scale read 235-Pounds. "Could it be," I thought?
Could I really be this big again? I looked all over for a scale to replace my "Magical Mystical Digital Scale." I originally purchased it a "Bed, and Bath." I went there only to find they stopped carrying that model.
So I opted to buy something else.

It took me a while after getting that scale to build the will power and determination again to try to lose weight. Meanwhile up my weight went to 240-Pounds.
Arg, day after day I was weighing in at 240-241-Pounds. I thought, "This has got to end. I have to draw the line somewhere, and put and end to this." Meanwhile one of my friends at Thanks Giving gave me a real good lecture about how fat I look again, and she compared me to Santa Clause.
She berated me and told me how my health was going to suffer....

I started to build my resolve again. I started going back to the patterns I initially developed to lose weight. I began cutting back portions. I began immediately to cut most sugar out of my diet. I started drinking water again when I had to eat out over the road. (Where as I had gotten into the habit of drinking Sprite or 7-up.) 

Well, I thought there is no going back. I can't take back what I did to get here. All I can do is put into practice the things I originally did to get my weight down before....

The other thing I made up my mind to do is daily cast my past behind me. That's right, I can't fix yesterday. It doesn't help me to dwell in the days past. All that I can do is live my day today, and think about tomorrow.

My family members are bitter. When something goes wrong they dredge up the family and how they were treated. And, some people need to comfort themselves when they do that, so they eat, and eat, and eat.

Well, cut the chains that anchor you to the past. What happened yesterday is gone into the history books, and we can not change it. All, we can do is change today, and tomorrow. (If we even get a tomorrow.)

My brother-in-law died in September 2012. He died a miserable, mean man that constantly dredged in his mind the past. He constantly remembered all the things that went wrong for him. It effected his weight, it effected all his relationships, and it effected the end when he was dead, no one came to his funeral....
That's right... Only his immediate family came to his funeral.

He was fat, and had diabetes. That was because when he was a young man he was injured in an accident of his own cause.  Then from there he got hooked on pain pills. From there is was down hill.
He ate, and he ate. He got fat, and sat in a bed until he died....

That is a horrible story I know. However, it's a lesson. Think about today. And think about tomorrow. Cut the chains of the past and let them sink away. It might seem cold and cruel. But, you can't live in the past, and you certainly can't change it...


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

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" Weighing in at 235.6-Pounds.

OK, so I am not a super weight loser here...

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

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Just Above 235-Pounds

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 235.8-Pounds...

I'll take it...

I don't consider a weight to be permanent until I stay there for about a week... I haven't stayed at 235 for more than three days, let alone one week... So I don't consider this a permanent weight. And I don't expect to see 234-Pounds tomorrow or anytime soon...

That said, I have stayed below 240-Pounds, and consider this weight to be the last line, or my fire line. The reason I am writing that is because I was up over 240-Pounds just because I ate a late night meal of a few pieces of chicken. With that inconsistency I don't consider I have made progress.

So I say the 240 is sort of like my fire line. For those of you who don't know this: there was a time when I was actually around 260-Pounds. That was back in the year 2000, and long before I ever considered posting a blog.

Well, now that I have written a lot of nothing, let's get on to another thought: Can I know that I am going to weigh less?

I think the answer is YES.

It has to do with the "hunger quotient." Now that's not some technical term that I got from magazine or scientific journal. That's my own made up idea.

So here comes my less than scientific idea: Are you hungry when you finish eating?

It's a question I ask myself lately. "Am, I hungry." If I am satisfied when I walk away from the meal then I almost know for sure I am not going to lose anything. Let me tell you it's not easy to deal with either. Hunger is awful. I know.

Hunger is the stumbling stone we all deal with. We don't like pain, and Hunger is Painful.

But, if we don't feel hungry, then we have enough calories temporarily in us to keep our bodies from using that body fat as fuel.

Believe me, I don't like it anymore than you do. But, when I was much more devoted to losing weight, hunger was one of the things I looked for as a way to know I am losing weight.

It's a hard thing to accept I know, but most of us over eat. And, unless we are a tri-athlete who needs a lot of extra calories to live and function, we most often pack away more food than we need.

I am as guilty as anyone. And, I like Cinnamon rolls, Ice cream, chocolate cake, cookies and on the list goes. And don't think for five seconds I can always stop at just one. 

I can't, and neither can you....

That's why we're packing on the extra pounds.

The other day I was at work. There was this fellow bus driver who is very, very large. He rolls out of the place. I felt sorry for him, and thought he must have a gland problem. That was until I watched the guy eat one day, and also saw what he eats.  I am sorry, he's got an eating problem... He eats way too much food, and that's why he's got problems.

That's the reality, and it's so hard to accept...

Now, I am not your conscience. I am not your guiding light. What do you have to do to lose weight?
I can't answer that for you.

All I can do is share some of my ideas:  It F.......G sucks losing weight.....

Bye for now...

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

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Down The Second Day....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale Weighing in at 235.2-Pounds...

Now, I am running out of time here otherwise I would share my thoughts about this...

Stand bye for my comments tomorrow...

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

Friday, January 18, 2013

Down Some Today....

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 237.6-Pounds..

Do you struggle with hunger after eating... Well here is a thought that might help...
Before you eat; drink some large glasses of water....

And if you are still hungry; drink water after your meal...


That's better than the last two days...

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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Down, And Steady Around 240-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 238.6-Pounds.

That's down from yesterday. And, I am sure it's attributable to expending waste matter...

Today I had a brat filled with cheese (220 Cal.), hot dog bun (150 Cal.), Catsup (15 Cal), Greek Yogurt (140 Cal.)...

Have you been to McDonalds lately? Did you notice that next to every item listed up on the menu board is a calorie count for the meal, or food item? I'd say McDonalds is trying its best to satisfy the "Food Nazis."
Let me make a prediction. "Food Nazis are never satisfied." They are what they are and if there is still just one fat kid on the playground then they'll still pitch a bitch... And that's because the "Food Nazis" are liberals who want to ultimately control not just the person but thoughts as well.

Just see if I am not right in the future about this....


Anyway... That's all for now...


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

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 240.4-Pounds.

I couldn't believe it either, as I scratched my head and wondered "What happened?"
It must have been the 3 pieces of Fried Chicken I ate last night, or the two cups of milk, or the Greek yogurt?

I don't know....

That's all for now...

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Critics From The Neighborhood

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" Weighing in at 237.6-Pounds...

Yesterday my nosy neighbor stated emphatically that I must lose my belly. Now this is a woman who has nothing better to do then spend most of her personal time at the recreation center, and riding the exercise bikes for one hour, and then walking for an hour on the elliptical machine. She is unemployed and has all the time in the world.

Me, I am employed, and have to go to work for 15 hours a day...

I have time now, but am trying to get my life in order...

Here is my thought.... It's none of her business what my belly looks like....

And that's all for now... I'm David Dane

Friday, January 11, 2013

Weight Down For The Second Day

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Here is what's so cool: I haven't gone back over 240-Pounds since I've gotten back into posting this block again.

That's all for now...

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

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Weight Down Today....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" weighing in at 237.6-Pounds.

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

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Well, I Am Not Losing So Well

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale Weighing in at 239.4-Pounds...

Argh....

I don't have my weights for the last two days because I was up in Wisconsin.


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

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Nosey Neighbor Said I Look Pregnant

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I was passing by the laundry room today.  My neighbor was in the doing her laundry. She said that I have gained to much weight and that I could die from a heart attack. Then she said you look like you're nine months pregnant.

Well, if I could sit on a bike for one hour a day at the gym, I might look a little different too....

Anyway that's my thought for today... I am going to go eat a bunch of junk food now... I am so depressed....


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

Friday, January 4, 2013

Big Jump Up These Last Couple Of Days

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

OUCH....

What can I say????


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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the "New Magical Mystical Digital Scale" Weighing in at 238.8-Pounds.

That's up... Phew it's so up...

However yesterday I went to my cousins home and had lots of cookies, and some candy, and of course a very large meal.

The night before that which was New Years Eve I ate at a Chinese Buffet and had three plates of food. That wasn't so good of food either....

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

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