Saturday, June 29, 2013

Can We Admit Our Own Problem?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I was listening to a radio program driving here to the library. On the program the doctor was talking about a woman who was over weight, and joined weight watchers only to quit and regain all her weight. Along with that she had other issues to include high levels of mercury, and other heavy metals in her system, which add to that a bulging disc in her neck...

OK, I am not a doctor... I repeat, I am not a doctor... And if you are falling apart, perhaps it's wise to go see an alternative doctor who diagnoses the problems with your system...

Over and over again in the past I have emphasized that there may very well be a good reason why you are gaining weight... But, that isn't for me to determine.

I can say for me..., well it's simple, I have eaten too much of the wrong things. OK, I have my aches and pains and perhaps should see an alternative doctor too...

However, when it finally comes down to the nitty gritty, it's the amount of, and the kind of food that I consumed that got me where I was... This included many years ago pounding down two liters bottles of Coke, and Dr. Pepper, and drinking big gulp sodas with impunity. It included consuming whole large pizzas all by myself. It included pounding down two or three plates of food at the family picnic.
It included eating a whole bag of Oreos Cookies in about half of a day....

That is correct, I brought my obesity on me....

And, when I regained it all again... I went back to doing some of the things I did before.

So there is no one to blame, or anyone single illness (well maybe mental illness) for my weight.

And, that's the "Cold Hard Reality."  And, I do sympathise with someone who is predisposed to gaining weight because of a physical illness that is yet to be diagnosed....

However, the hardest thing to do is to do a personal-check-up-from-the-neck-up. 

It's hard to face the reality that I, or you may be personally responsible for over consuming the food you eat.

Let's accept that food makers develop food that is "Oh So Yummy."  And, I would love to sit around drinking ice cold Dr. Peppers, or tall glasses of sugar filled lemon teas... The reality is that sugar is my nemesis...

The reality is too much bread is my nemesis...

The reality is, I can't pop into my mouth a bag full of cookies, or chocolates...

I can't, and you probably can't either.

But, we were raised on all these goodies, and our parents probably weren't aware of what they do to condition us to eat the wrong stuff.

Plus, add to that insatiable hunger, and some goodies, which is a nice formula for disaster with our weight down the road.

NOPE, it's not some external thing, or illness that got me... It was the food I was eating.

Now I am cutting way back. It's SO HARD to do.

How about you? What is going to help you finally realise that you have a food consumption issue?

I don't know.

Bye for now....!

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

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's So Hard To Lose The Pounds...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 212.6-Pounds..

I can only write that it's been frustrating getting just this far....
I have had to deal with so much hunger.
I have had to give up so much...
I eat meager meals each day.

I hate it....

But, I am one of those whose metabolism doesn't REV up at 100 MPH and zip along all day long.
I feel like I  am one of those who has been cursed to be a PLUMP PERSON...

So I can sympathise .... It's SO HARD to lose the POUNDS...!

Today I had a sausage brat, an apple, 2 scoop of "Meat Protein Powder," and later I will have 2 nutrition drinks in the day... I  won't be getting off work tonight until 3 AM... It's going to be a long, long work day...

That's all for now...

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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.8-Pounds.

Yesterday I had written I ate 2 Sausage Brats, a bun, and a slice of rye bread. That was it for the day. Well, later in the day I did drink down a 2 serving bottle of Gator Aide.

Okay, so here I am at 213.8-Pounds it's under the 215 target. It's not what I wanted. I had hoped by now, I would have been past 210-Pounds, and sailing down to 205-Pounds.

Today I had two pieces of bread, two sausage brats, and a yogurt. We'll see what I eat later today.

Today I ran across this article. It's supposedly written by non-profit researchers. Basically what it says is the government needs to control obesity in the United States by raising the price of foods that "Cause Obesity."

Well, I am here to tell you... All food if it's over consumed will create obesity. Some just do it faster than others do. But, even if you were to remain steadfast to an all protein diet, and you consumed 16 ounce T-bone Steaks three times a day, you could still gain weight.

So this non-sence that somehow raising the price of food on sugars and carbohydrates by taxing them for government control is insane. 

Read the article for yourself:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/how-to-curb-obesity-tax-calories-study-says/2013/06/26/6ba98e5a-de6c-11e2-948c-d644453cf169_story.html

That's all for now...

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Well, I have been back up over 215 for many days now. I have been discouraged a tiny bit by my backwards movements, and by my lack of progress.

Now some of you think that I sit around eating donuts all day long, and every piece of junk food that is under the sun. That's not true.

Most days I consume different types of powdered proteins, vegetable proteins, and milk proteins. I try to avoid sugar, candy, and the like.

However, I do have time where I eat a big meal...  The other night I had 3 lean, small slices of prime rib, three small roasted chicken fingers, and mashed potatoes, with wild rice. I had about five large dipped strawberries, and water for dinner.

The next day which was yesterday, there it was on the scale with me...

Today, I am done eating for the day. I had to sausage brats, and a bun, with a piece of rye bread. I also had a nutrition drink. That's all I am eating for today...

I always say when you reach your calorie count for the day, it's time to quit. Well, this time I hit it early, in the day.

So that's it...

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

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217-218 somewhere in there....

Oops... I didn't weight this morning...


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217.2-Pounds.

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

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I know, I know... What happened? Well, you work 80 hours in one week and see how well you lose weight... I am serious, I turned in logs this week totaling 80 hours in the 8 day period. That's a violation.. But the company is in trouble so we all have to put out extra effort... B...S.... my company has been crapping on it's drivers for years, and now it's getting its due...!

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Today I my first day off in many days... I have been working 80 + hours a week at my job.

There is no time for anything but to work, eat, and sleep...!

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

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Slow, Slow, Slow.....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wow, My Weight Went Backwards....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.4-Pounds.
I couldn't believe it myself, especially since I was actually under that when  I came home from work.

Contrary to what anyone would think, it's not like I sit around pounding down donuts all day long. I did have a can of tomato juice last night before I went to bed. Maybe that explains the weight gain. Who knows?


Well, Anonymous keeps sending me comments. He must be a liberal who voted for our current president, because he is vindictive. Well, Anonymous, put the "Fatty" comment in the context of the blog post and you will see that I wrote what I wrote for laughter sake. And, I actually beat you to the punch so to speak and admitted having written that for the sake of humor.  If you are so ignorant as to not figure that out, then there is no hope for you. As for you having accused me of calling people porky, and pig, you couldn't find those things in my posts.

Anonymous you ignorant child give it up man. You are barking up the wrong tree here.

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

OK, 210-Pounds Is The Next Target

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Well, I got off work today an stepped up onto the Scale at just of 214-Pounds. Maybe tomorrow I will step up onto the scale weighing in at 212-Pounds...

Today some woman who is 330-Pounds and is 22years old sent me a comment because she went back and read one of my postings from 2007... I published her comment but it is now in the archives of history.

She stated in the comment. She is losing pounds on 2,600 calories a day. Wow, I could only wish to eat that much and continue to lose weight. NO WAY though...!

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

Monday, June 10, 2013

Another Break Through... Which Was Slow In Coming

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 213.6-Pounds.

Judging from that I would say things are moving again with my weight loss. But, let me tell you it sure felt like it was a long time coming. I have been frustrated because it seemed like I was never going to make any progress.

I have been careful with my total calorie counts. Sure I have had some days where I got up over 1,500 calories. I have had some days where I got closer to 1,900 calories and even 2,000 calories. Yet, it really hasn't been any different than years ago when I lost all the weight.

We will all have that happen where our weight just hangs on. I am convinced we will all hit those points in our weight losing regimen where it seems like there isn't anything we can do. It gets frustrating for sure.

All I can say to anyone who is determined to lose weight and you seem to be stuck in one place, KEEP AT IT... The damn will eventually break, and then you'll be onto your next target weight.

I have been doing some soul searching, and going through my blog posts from years past. I don't have the time to read them all. The reason I have been doing this is someone was sending me anonymous comments (I did not publish them, and they are deleted.). I was accused of projecting a superior attitude. I was accused of calling my readers names like pig, porky etc..

I did a word search looking for those words in the blog. I found only one time where I was clowning around for a laugh and said "Hey Fatty put the donut down."

If I have ever offended my readers, then it was never a deliberate act. I have tried to be sensitive to the IDEA that we who are the PREPONDERANTS are all in the same situation. We're over weight, and we don't like what we see in the mirror. We may very well be struggling with health issues as a result of our over eating. I don't know...

I have tried to encourage people with my own delema. Now, it's even worse because everything I ever wrote came true. I lost 60-Pounds. Then, like a dumb-dumb I regained that weight.

Now I have to go through it all over again making the effort to lose the weight.

It's not easy. It's not easy to go through it all over again. Yet here I am.

This anonymous person mocked me and demanded that I lose weight now and immediately get down to 175-Pounds. In other words Anonymous is a NUT-CASE.

All this said... Folks, it's not easy to lose weight. In fact when you're trying to lose weight it has an effect on everything you do. That's right.. You can't go to birthday parties, Christmas Parties, Easter Feasts, and church socials and continue to eat like you did.

And when you're trying to lose weight it just seems like all one can do is think about food all day long. ...!

Yeah, I know what it's like.

Take courage, you can lose the weight.

I am going to write this warning again: To those of you who make comments on my blog. I screen those comments. If I don't like your comments, they won't get up for everyone to see. If you can't be gracious like Dinah, or Lynn sometimes when she comments, then guess what, your comment won't get published.

I owe you no apology for my screening out what you write. It's my blog. ...!!!!!

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

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216.4-Pounds.

Anonymous one: Find the exact post where I was calling people pigs and oinkers.... You can't.... And, I never thought I was superior, it's you who felt inferior... !

Sorry folks there is an on going dialog here with some bozo that keeps commenting and I won't publish the comments....

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

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Weight Ebbing Down....

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215-Pounds.
That's not where I want to be, but hey, It's what it is...

Dinah posted this comment and I thought I would share it.... I did publish it in the comments. I ignored Anonymous snarly unwelcome comment, and won't publish any of them.

"You are making progress!! Good job. On to your next goal--would it be 210?
I agree--there is nothing wrong with a hamburger and french fries. You can eat it and lose weight.
I lost weight eating pizza once a week and chocolate everyday. Having foods I enjoyed helped me stay the course.
It is better in the long run to eat the foods you love than to try to live without them. 
When it comes to weight loss, everyone thinks they are an expert. Funny thing though, at the end of the day almost every struggles with regaining some of the lost weight--even the people who think they have all the answers.
We each must do what works for us and ignore our critics.
AND--most of us have to live in the real world and that often means few choices when eating out due to work or budget constraints. Fast food is fast and cheap. Nothing wrong with that as long as we balance it with other healthful foods."

Thanks Dinah.

I can only appreciate that Dinah is mature and gracious enough to share words that are encouraging.

For you who want to leave commentary that is non beneficial and nasty, forget ever seeing it get published on this blog. I have the last say as to what finally ends up in the comments. And, Anonymous you're out of here... Go pick on someone else. You calling me porky without knowing me and my situation was the wrong thing to do... And, just in case you think I sit around eating boxes of donuts... What if I do, what is that to you?  So buzz off anonymous go harass someone else.

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







Friday, June 7, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Wow, I just got some nasty comments sent on my wall... Well, guess what anonymous... Your comments won't get published...

You obviously haven't been reading since I restarted trying to lose weight. I admitted regaining weight. And, I gave reasons why.  But, your ignorant comments won't get viewed by the rest of the people.  So keep sending the comments and find they won't be seen by anyone.

And, anonymous one, there isn't anything wrong with a hamburger and french fries, but you are obviously an ignorant know it all...!

That's all for now...

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

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Weights About The Same...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217.6-Pounds.
Yesterday I don't have any numbers...

I was in a hurry getting up late for work, and rushing out the door without weighing myself. I had spent half the night tossing my cookies after having eaten a hamburger and french fries from a place out of town. I tried to get a work replacement and no one answered the dispatch phone, or even called to find out how I was.  So I ended up going to work with no sleep and a very achy body, and driving six hours. Yep, I was a road hazzard. The dispatcher finally answered the telephone at six AM and told me I have to come to work because there is no replacement. How would you like my job?

So, here I am recovering from and awful two days. And I am basically the same weight even after emptying myself with dry heaves. I don't usually get sick, and very rarely ever fall prey to food born illnesses. ...

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

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Oh Those Cook Outs...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.4-Pounds.
Yesterday I was at a family cook out...
There you have it... Over indulging!

Yesterday I didn't post and stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214-Pounds.

That's the way it is... I'm David Dane
Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

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

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217-Pounds.
That's up some from yesterday...

Yesterday I wrote I am thinking about doing another 24 hour fast. It's simply because it seems as if everything in staying inside me....
I haven't been eating big meals, and eating all kinds of junk. I really should be down below 215-Pounds by now...

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

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Lower Now, But It Isn't Good Enough

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

That's not what I am looking for.... I want to break 215... I am thinking of doing another 24 hour fast reset. ...!

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

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Slow, Oh So Slow....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Man, I getting so tired of this.... I can't believe this; slow, slow, slow progress. It's not as if I am going out there and eating, and drinking all the wrong stuff....

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