Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I Couldn't Leave The Fresh Baked Cookies Alone

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 230.8-Pounds. Yes that's over the 230-Pounds.

I blame it on the fact yesterday I made Chocolate Chip Cookies (with real butter) and just couldn't leave them alone... Yeah, I was eating the batter as I was making them. Then when they baked, I had to chow down on some... They sure were yummy. There is something just so tempting about freshly made homemade chocolate chip cookies that makes them irresistible. Argh...!

Oh well...

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Weight Is Barely Below 230-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 229.8-Pounds

I was talking with my sister today and I told her something she might want to pass on to her husband. And, I don't know that this has anything to do with losing weight but I figured I would pass this one on.

Every night as of late I seem to wake up needing to use the bathroom. I would get that burning sensation and try to ignore it. Only it's too noticeable to ignore. Well, over the last two days I have been drinking a couple cups of orange pekoe tea before I go to bed. Something mysteriously wonderful has happened. At night I have lost that need to go to the bathroom. I have actually slept all the way through the night twice now without  that urge waking me up. I haven't changed my diet any. The other day I bought some orange pekoe tea on  the clearance table at the Walmart Store.  I purchase this big box of tea that doesn't have tea bags.

I started drinking it... And something wonderful has happened... I have lost some weight, and I don't need to go in the middle of the night....

Is it the tea? That's the only thing that has changed.

http://www.teablossoms.com.au/orangepekoeteainfo.php

http://www.infobarrel.com/Orange_Pekoe_Tea_Health_Benefits

Perhaps you'll check the link and read the little paragraph explaining a little bit about Orange Pekoe Tea...

That's all for now...

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

Monday, February 25, 2013

I'm Making Slow Progress, But Sure Progress

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 228.4-Pounds.
That's down under the 230-Pound Goal that I wrote about before when I stated the poundage lost seems to freeze at every 10-Pounds or so. It just seems like my body has these sticking points at every 10-Pounds. I have read though the body reaches plateaus for everybody. These are the sticky points in the weight losing program where the body it seems like it is going to be forever to break through a certain weight. For me it comes just about every ten pounds.

Now, I am happy with this new weight... It means I am making some progress. And it shows you the observer I am serious about losing weight. I am not just fiddle farting around with this.

It's slow progress, but it is sure progress.. I am happy about that.

I am not dying to get there either. Yesterday after work I had two bowls of granola cereal with two cups of whole milk... That was a yummy treat. I ate that instead of cooking dinner.

That's all for now...

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

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Pumkin Bread Kit, And A Cookie Kit, What Was I Thinking?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 231.2-Pounds.

OK that's not under 230-Pounds like I was hoping for by now... But, I am not going to cry over it.

Today I was talking to some friends. Both of them are very large people, one man, and a woman.
I told them when I got off work today I purchased a pumpkin bread making kit, and a toll house cookie kit at the Walmart. The woman laughed and said that's not too healthy. And I said to her this is the first time I have purchased something like this. I don't make a habit out of making cookies and pound cake.

I have a question: "Is it so unhealthy to eat a couple cookies, or a slice of pound  or pumpkin pie cake?" Now, if you were a Doctor Atkins purest it would be. Or, if you were some of these other fanatics that absolutely detest white flour in any form, I guess it would be unhealthy. But, I don't plan on eating a whole cake in one sitting, or eating a plate of cookies in one sitting.

And, as I have always written before, it's how much we eat that gets us into trouble. When I was doing the Atkins diet, I was actually gaining weight just eating protein from chicken, eggs, beef, etc..
That's because even with pure protein the body can become overloaded and start storing up fat.
If you read the Doctor Atkins literature they warn not to over eat.

That's why I write, everything in moderation, this includes cookies.

I think it is unwise to deny oneself a goodies one in a while. Denying goodies creates unwanted cravings. Therefore I say eat that donut for breakfast, but be sure that's it until lunch time.

Am I a purest on these points? NO, I am not... It's the total amount of food we consume that gets us into trouble. And, the less activity one engages in, then the less food ought to be consumed.

Well, I am done rambling on these things for today...

Bye for now...

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

Friday, February 22, 2013

That 10-Pound Hanging On Range?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 230.2-Pounds.

So is this my new 10 pound range that I have to over come? Years ago I wrote that when ever I lost 10-pounds my body seemed to stay at that range for a while before suddenly I would break below that 10-pound range and excellerate toward the next ten pound range.

Well, that seems to be what is happening now...

Oh well...

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Back To The Starting Point?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 229.2-Pounds.
Yesterday I weighed in at that weight too...

Now before we all start getting excited...( OH I KNOW YOU'RE ALL CHEERING ME ON, all one of you... )
The other night I was changing the settings on the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale, as I was doing so, I got into the memory settings. These were the settings I was playing with when I got the scale about a year ago.
I found something that I forgot about. I was already 229-Pounds when I got that scale. Yep, I actually gained weight, and watched it happen day after day as I stepped onto the scale.

So technically I am back where I started from when I purchased my new scale.  Argh....!

So I gained 10-pounds in less than a year, and then lost it all again... Argh...!

Well, there isn't anything I can do but continue to keep at it...

What about you? Are you going to keep at it?
Hey it's not easy to lose the weight. And the only way you're going to do it is, "EAT LESS FOOD."

And that's all for now..

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



Monday, February 18, 2013

It's Ground Hog Day

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale Weighing in at 230.8-Pounds.
Yes, you read that right...


I titled this Posting it's "Ground Hog Day" after the Movie that Bill Murray appeared in.
If you never saw this movie before I will sum it up like this. Bill Murray played a weather man who was sent to Pennsylvania to cover the traditional Ground Hog Day Celebrations. He was only to spend one day there and then head back to his hometown. Well, the story went on to tell that he was caught in a never ending loop of Ground Hog Days. And, from the amount of experiences he went through, and the talents he perfected apparently this never ending always repeating Ground Hog Day didn't end until finally he perfected his character enough to become the kind of man he was supposed to be.
Apparently this loop went on for decades of time by our calender.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could live a Ground Hog Day? Wouldn't it be nice if we could go back in time and change things.

What would you change? Would you knowingly eat too much, and gain more weight than you should? It's just a thought.

We can't go back in time now like in the Movie Ground Hog Day. But, we are moving forward in time. And, knowing what you know now, are you willing to make changes to lose weight?  Golly, I don't know...

I know that in 2006, I started losing weight.I lost 60-Pounds. Then I ignored the behavior that got me there. Part of it was because I was hanging out with my cousin who insisted I chow down on her cuisine, Cakes, cookies, big dinners. She always pushed me to eat the left overs.
Then three years ago my mom died. That really hurt, and I really wasn't paying attention anymore...

What would I do different?
Well, when my scale broke, I would replace it right away.
When my cousin pushed me to over eat, I would refuse her.
 I wouldn't drink as much beer as I was ... In fact for now, I have given up the alcoholic beverages.
I would have stopped drinking the diet drinks much sooner than I did.
I would have turned to water much faster than I did. I drink mostly water now.
I would have kept up with my food log.
I would have quit eating the french fries when I went out of town.
I would have eaten smaller meals.

Oh if it were Ground Hog Day and I could do it all over until I could perfect my body in a gym somewhere. I'd be buff....

Alas, I can't relive the days of yesterday, and neither can you. All I can do is go forward, and do what I can to see if I can get this extra poundage off...

That's all for now...

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


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Down, And Staying Below 235-Pounds... Goodie...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 232-Pounds.

That's right... I am staying below 235-Pounds.

Now, let me see how long I from now I can drop below 230-Pounds.

And that's all for now...

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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Two Days On One Report...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 233.2-Pounds.

I thought I posted something for yesterdays weight. Apparently I didn't. I was up in Wisconsin, and I know that I did look at my blog. And, I thought I put up a post.  I don't know why it wasn't up today.

That said... I am not going to make up a page for yesterday. Yesterday I stepped up onto the Scale weighing in at 233.8-Pounds.

The day before yesterday I went to the store. As I was bringing my groceries through the lobbey my neighbor was dumping here trash. She saw me with my arms full of groceries, and though that it would be a real good time to criticise my big tummy. She poked it and said you need to get rid of that. I said I am working on it. She keeps saying it's going to take my health away someday.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.... OKAY...

Which makes me wonder: What do you and other people think I eat? Do you think I go out and eat donuts all day long? Do people think I am out shoving cake in my mouth all night long? Do people think I am eating bags and bags of potato chips?

I promise you I don't... Yesterday I ate 3/4 cups of granola cereal, One cup of whole milk, six boiled eggs,  and 8 ounces of wine. That was all I ate yesterday.

The day before wasn't much different. 

I don't chew on candy all day long like some of my fellow workers do. I don't have desert every day like some people do... I don't eat that much. But, my weight just stays where it is.

That's just the way it's going right now....

I know for sure I don't consume more than 2,000 calories a day. ... I just know by what I am eating and how much I eat.

Well, that's all for now...

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




Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oh, So Going Backwards... Argh !

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 234-Pounds.

That's up from yesterday, and certainly isn't very far from that 235-Pounds I thought I might not return to any time soon. Well, that's what I thought anyway...

And that's all for now... I just can't think of any words of wisdom... "EAT LESS"

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Little Article You May Want To Read

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale Weighing in at 233.6-Pounds.

Today I have something I am linking to.... It's something you might be interested in if you want to lose weight.
http://authoritynutrition.com/11-biggest-lies-of-mainstream-nutrition/

I hope that you'll find it useful...

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ooops, I Wrote Good Bye To 235 Too Soon...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

OOPS, I wrote that too soon yesterday. Now, I really don't know why my weight jumped 2-Pounds over night. The only thing I can think of is I drink too much lime juice. That's more sugar than I should have.

Years ago I used to get a lot of comments added to my posts. Lately I haven't. When my mother died I stopped posting on my blog. I was depressed for many years after losing her. Over my absence it seems people have lost interest in my posts. Oh, well?

I think the other reason people were getting disinterested in commenting is because I use a comment screen so I can view any comments before they get posted. It's not because I didn't like comments, it's because someone sending links to questionable places. I figured out someone was using Chinese to link my commentary into nasty pornography. 
I had to put in a screen to stop that. There were other questionable comments that were coming too that I didn't think people needed to read.

So, if your a fan, and you desire to leave a comment, go ahead. Maybe I'll post it, and then again, maybe I'll send it off to the trash bin in cyber space...

And that's all for now...

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

Monday, February 11, 2013

Am I Close To Saying Good Bye to 235-Pounds... ?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 232.8-Pounds.

Is this GOOD-BYE to that 235-Pound Range as I attempt to get down to 230-Pounds?

A few posts ago I wrote about my brother who lost a lot of weight. He claims he's lost 90-Pounds so far. He said he lost 35 in the last year alone. Well, looking at him as he is, I would say he probably did lose what he claims. He looks good. And, since he is big boned, he wears his weight better than I do. My frame is light weight. That said, what really got him to make such an effort was his doctor found his fasting blood sugar was over 300 points.

I have never had an issue with my blood sugar. I for some reason, even though I was 100 pounds overweight, never had a diabetic condition. I count myself fortunate. However, had I continued on that course of being so overweight, who knows what might have shown up by now?

My brother is still working on getting his blood sugar stabilized at around 100 points. So he has continued to reduce his carbohydrate intake, and sugar consumption. As a result he has continued to lose weight. Now, he is fast approaching my weight. He said the other day he was 240-Pounds. That's good news. But, the thing that brought it about was not good news.

And it makes me wonder why so many people are happy being overweight.?

I know I didn't look so good being 100-Pounds more than I should have been. I knew that my weight was up there. I just couldn't figure out what to do. Well, the answer is so simple... LESS FOOD.
Along with that I would say start drinking water, and quit the soda pop, along with the diet soda. Diet Soda is what I think destroyed my joints.

If you want to lose weight, you'll have to change your diet. Cut out the sugars as much as you can. Oh I know, I wrote many years ago the SNICKERS DIET. But, that was based on a 1,500 calorie intake.
If you cut out the sugary drinks and turn to water, you'll probably lose weight just doing that alone. I know many years ago when I gave up drinking Coke I lost over ten pounds.

 It's not easy, but you can do it.

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

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Weights up some...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 233-Pounds.

I was trying to post a video someone sent to my FACEBOOK but, I can't seem to get it to embed into this blog. When I have it figured out, I will post it.

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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Weights Up Some Today

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 232-6-Pounds.
That's up from yesterday.

I think it's safe to say at this point 240-Pounds is gone for now.
I wrote that yesterday.

I am now aiming for the 230-Pound Mark.

And that's all for now...

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

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Good Bye 240-Pounds.

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 231.6-Pounds.
You read that right...

What's responsible for this shift in weight? I have been avoiding most carbohydrates, with the exception of the sugar that is in my yogurt.

I have been drinking smaller portions of the juices. I have avoided sugary soda mostly, and the French Fries.

I have kept myself hungry. That's right, around 4-5 PM I get hungry... I stay that way, I might eat a yogurt, or drink a glass of milk. That's all I do. So far it's working.

I wrote up there good bye 240-Pounds. Well, that's for now. That is unless I get fed up and quit working at losing more weigth. Only, I feel pretty good like this. I am going to keep at it.

That's all for now...

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Steady As She Goes... Slow Weight Reduction

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 232.4-Pounds.
You read that right.

Let me tell you even a better story. My brother lost 90-Pounds over the last four years. It started with giving up his 2 liter bottle of Coke, and Dr. Pepper. He finally gave up all soda because he went in to see the doctor and his blood sugar was up over 200. Now he has his blood sugar down to 160. And he is down to just about 240-Pounds. That's amazing he's just about the same weight as I am. But, he is a big boy and he can afford to be a few more pounds than I am.

I have some thoughts as to what you can do to lose weight. First you know the  weight you want to attain. If you want to lose 40-pounds then you have to plan to lose 40-pounds.
You have to figure out how long you think you will need to lose 40-Pounds. You have to figure out how to stabilize your food consumption. The only way you can do that is keep a written diary of everything you eat and drink; juices, sodas, milk, etc..

Most of all you have to have resolve to take action on a plan of action. You have to begin acting on your plan, by taking action to reduce your food consumption.

And don't think you have to give up every delicious thing you eat. I had two small bear claws over the weekend. I had a waffle with syrup and butter. Not more than an hour ago I had chocolate given to me from some woman on the bus. Now, after having that, I have to cut something out later that I am going to eat.

You have to eat less, which is what I always write. And it's not easy to do, especially when you might be feeling hungry.

That's all for now...

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


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I Am Happy... I Flew Bind Without My Scale

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I am so happy with this. Remember just Friday I said I was going to be without my scale. I went out of town and wondered will I have the will power to do the right things to keep off those pounds? Or, was I going to come back to town and find out I gained a lot more weight?

I didn't know... I used to bring my scale with me. But, this new scale has a tempered glass plate on it and it seem to be a lot more delicate than my last scale was.
Therefore I decided not to bring the scale.

I was out of town, so the temptation to over eat seems to be greater. Well, I relied on the "Keep Hungry Scale." (That's something I just made up.)

Yeah, I ate breakfast, and tried to keep it down to small portions. Do you remember I said I was eating the small bear claws? I was eating smaller portions of everything. And then when I went out to eat at let's say the McDonalds, I skipped the French Fries and the Soda Drinks. I just drank water.

When I went out for the super bowl at the Ruby Tuesdays I did not drink any soda, booze or beer like everyone else. I don't drink out on the road at all anyway because I never know when I need to fire up the bus and move it. It just doesn't pay to be drinking and then have that kind of responsibility.

All the time though, I kept making sure that I walked away hungry. I had some scrambled eggs, a couple sausages, some juice, and maybe a yogurt. One day I had a waffle with syrup...

So I made sure I ate and didn't stuff myself. In the evening I would have a hamburger or chicken sandwich. I also had one too many cups of hot cider.

All, in all though, the fat man is happy I came in at just 0.8 pounds more than when I left.

Right now, I am sitting here feeling really rumbly in my tumbly. I am thinking about what to eat for supper...

Any way I think the weekend was a success. For you who are normal and don't worry about packing on the pounds; LUCKY YOU...

Bye for now...

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

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I won't know until Tuesday... In the mean time I thought that I would tell something I have been thinking.

Years ago when I was a boy, my dad watched a hunting program where the hunters would go out and get wild game. The show didn't last long.... I think it was because even 40 years ago the liberals were infiltrating and making trouble for anyone who shot animals and used a gun.

I remember the men on that show were of normal weights, and looked fit...

Well, I am in a hotel and I have been flipping through the channels. I stopped on this one hunting show where the host is particularly highlighted along with his wife, and two sons.

I noticed something about the guy, and his guides. They were all very over weight. I noticed his two boys were chubby, along with his wife....

And I wonder what, what is the cause?  It's easy: We eat too much.  Along with that we eat the wrong things.  We pound the carbohydrates, without the thought that one day we'll wake up and face a doctors report for type II diabetes.

What's the solution? Cut your portions. I am not saying don't eat mashed potatos... I am not saying don't eat that roll. But, this morning I ate in the little area at the hotel, at the continental breakfast.
When I reached in for a sweet roll, I noticed that the bear claw I was reaching for was 1/3 or less than one I would get at a donut store. I also noticed all the yogurt containers were less than half the size of a six ounce container. Now, the hotel does it for the sake of economy. But, it benefits us in that we really don't need those big donuts, or rolls.

I hate to say it... I just don't like it anymore than you do. But, the facts are the facts.... WE EAT TO MUCH...

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

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sudden Change In My Weight For The Better

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Greetings from Knoxville, Tennessee.

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

Well, well, what do you know?

I won't be able to post my weight over the next couple days. I didn't bring my scale with me...

So, I won't know what I weigh in at until Tuesday...

And that's all for now...

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