Wednesday, July 31, 2013

No Readers Maybe I'll Quit Posting.

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214-Pounds..

Wow, my readership has really gone low....

What no one wants to here my brilliant ideas anymore...?

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Weight Is Up From Gorging... Ah Those Family Get Togethers...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Oh Well...

I have noticed that my readership has dropped off... Oh well there too...

How many different ways can I say "Eat Less...?"

That's all for now...

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

Monday, July 29, 2013

I Pigged Out Yesterday

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217.8-218.2 Pounds... Well some where in that range I did anyway...

Yesterday morning (Sunday) I stepped up onto the scale weighing in at 213.2-Pounds. That's because I went to the county fair the night before and ate late, and then went to the beer tent.

Yesterday I went to a birthday party for my Aunt. There was a lot of food there, and I ended up stuffing myself. I had two beef sandwiches and all kinds of other goodies. When I was driving home at 8 PM or so, I had next to me a bag of Hershey's Chocolate Miniatures. I was sucking on them as I was driving. (Naughty...!!!!)

I went to bed immediately when I got home loaded up with a belly filled with food. I popped eight of my Betaine HCL tablets and some enzymes tablets. Well, as I slept my tummy wasn't digesting it's load of food so very well.

I actually woke up this morning at around 4:45 so I could get ready to work. I wasn't hungry and I could tell I hardly digested all that food. I skipped breakfast and went to work early. I haven't eaten anything yet today and it's already past 2 PM. I had one Frappicino Coffee that was about 180 calories.

I am going to fast today all day long until the morning because I am still digesting food. Trust me when I say that. I know...

So, that all said why would I eat so much... ? Because I could. It's not going to kill anyone to pig out once in a while. It's the daily over consumption of food which gets us into trouble.

And, since I am fasting today that will pretty much knock out some of yesterdays calories. It won't take out all of them. However, I really do need to clean the system out.

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

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I Had Some Beer And Cheese....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

It's up for good reason. After I got off work yesterday I went to the Dupage County Fair. I had some French Fries, and a Big Hot Dog.

Someone gave me a pass to the "Beer and Wine Tent." This is where different brewers give away samples in a small glass.
I had about 20 samples of different kinds of beer. Yummy...
Then I had some of the Free Cheese...

So that's where I am today..

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

Friday, July 26, 2013

Weights Down

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, July 25, 2013

Up Some...!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Yes, that's what it says. Last night I ate a large meal .... And had some goodies too...

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Weights Down

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Weights Down... A Visit To A Past Posting Of Mine

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

As you can tell, I am not where I wanted to be right now...
 I kind of stuck. That's OK because I am under 215-Pound

Today is going to be a RE-VISIT to an old post....

Some smarty pants has accused me of being a boasting braggart with my posts. He said that I was arrogant....
Well, you read this post from the past and see if I fit that criteria.

How Can I Encourage You?

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 179.2-pounds.

It's Better Than Last Year.
OK... This is better than last years 181.2 pounds.

I am scratching my head. I went back over my food logs for the past week and did some calculating for calories that I consumed.

The reason I am scratching my head is, I can't figure out why I don't weigh more than I do now.

During Christmas, and some of the days following it, I blew way past my daily allotment of 1,500 calories. Most of those calories was because I went overboard with the Christmas treats. I Had more than one serving of pie, ice cream, cookies, and chocolate candy. Oink...

Phew, I really should be more than the 180-pound target. I am not.

I am grateful for that.

Hmmm, why then am I not heavier? It goes back to the patterns of food consumption that I have adapted up until now.

On most days, I eat around the 1,500 calories.

On most days, I eat more green foods, and small chunks of meat proteins (around 3-4 ounces), with protein powder.

On most days, I don't entitle myself to a dessert.

On most days, if I have to have something sweet, I will eat fruit of some kind.

On all the days, I record what I eat.

On all the days, I make a running tally of the calories I consume. Most of these calorie counts are best guess estimates for what it is that I am consuming, since I am not able to measure everything.

On most days, I try to quit eating anything well before I have to go to bed. (Around 5 hours or more.)

On most days, I quit eating when I am at the 1,500 calories. I quit even if it's around the middle of the day. Then I tough it out with the hunger pains.

There's more to what I do. You do get the idea, I hope. I have built certain patterns that I follow.

Don't be naive, and believe that I follow every detail perfectly. I don't. Sometimes I forget to do something, then I have to back track. Some times, I can't wait out the hunger, then I eat something.

I am just like you. I fight the daily rituals and patterns. Yet, I've done just enough to get me this far. I've done just enough that I am able to at the very least maintain.

I am not striving to lose massive amounts of weight rapidly. I am not striving to develop a lifestyle that is difficult to maintain. If my weight losing program were too complicated then the day would come when I finally abandoned it.

Although I have explained to many people what I do, and had complaints it's too complicated.
Go figure...

What Would Make It Easier For You?
This is my last post for the year of 2008. I am hoping to go to visit someone up in Wisconsin, my cousin, doesn't have a computer.

As I am completing this, I am thinking, "Does anyone read this that struggles?" Is there someone, who is over weight, and tossed in the towel?"

What can I share? I believe you're going to have to be honest with yourself. I mean it. I was honest with myself. I knew I was in trouble with my weight. I didn't say like some people that this was OK. I wanted a solution for this mass of weight that was clinging to me.

Honestly, I had given up hope. Yet, again I wasn't in denial. You can't be either. If you are weighing yourself, you have to be honest about it. Is this the weight you should be at?

It might provoke an emotional response in you as well. You might become a little bit distressed. I sure did. I really became distressed when I was trying to button some pants that I was given the year before. I had to suck in my stomach real tight. Then I had to look at the bulge of fat hanging over the belt. It wasn't pretty.

I had to look at a weight that was at least 70-pounds over what was normal. I didn't look good, and I didn't feel good.

I had no choice but to face the ugly truth. What is the truth for you? Do you even care?

Let's just say, you have no answers. Let's just say, you know in your heart-of-hearts you couldn't do half what I did and maintain those habits.

If it's any comfort to you, I built these habits one step at a time. I wasn't weighing myself everyday initially. I wasn't writing everything down initially.

I did take a big leap. I literally started eating "Lean Cuisines" that were only about 250 to 300 calories a meal. I got results from that.

I progressed from that point. The same might be true for you. There is an old saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day."
Something great may not necessarily appear without great effort.

Those habits and efforts have to be worked into. Right now I am trying to learn the guitar. I have this fantasy that when I am 80 years old I will be up on the stage with 80 year old woman down below rocking-and-rolling then pulling their bras off to throw them on the stage. Argh...

It's not easy for me to play the guitar. I have no prior understanding of musical theory. I have no prior experience playing anything musical. It's been a real challenge for me.

I am much better than I was two years ago. Yet, I am no where near the expertise of a more experienced player. My playing has been more hit and miss too.

My point is this; I have to learn the guitar one step at a time. The same goes for anything we attempt. It's learning to do it one step at a time.

This year is almost over. Many people will be putting together those New Years Resolutions. The news networks will have their bubble headed blonds smiling and announcing this person here has their New Years Resolutions. Do you have your New Years Resolutions?

Of course everyone seems to think 2009 will be a new beginning. Yeah this the year things will be different.

Oh nonsense, I used to be into that New Years Resolution stuff. It's hype. Most people never stick to their resolutions. Most people never stick to their weight loss programs.

Why? Because it's a lot easier to write those resolutions on paper, and talk about them, than it is to implement them.

Most people start out trying to do too much, too soon. Don't be so gullible to believe that you can make a jump start with your exercise, and diet then stick to it forever. Most people make their programs much, much too complicated.

My program is real simple: Cut down the food portions. Eat, but eat less than you used to eat.

Keep in mind you are going to stumble. I have, everyone does. The trick is; you have to get back at it.

Don't strive for perfection with your weight loss. Don't strive for perfection with your exercise program. They both have to be programs that you can maintain.

Remember, a little bit more everyday, goes a long way towards the end results. This was true for me.

Number counter when I completed this post: 8443

Bye for now...




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

Monday, July 22, 2013

Up Some Today

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 214.4-Pounds.

That's still under 215-Pounds.

Tomorrow will be better...

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

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Weights Back Down...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 212.2-Pounds.

That's good news... Well, sort-of, it is.

Just remember my objective has been to be beyond this point by now. And, you may be wondering why I lost so quickly. As I reported to you, I had eaten a very large amount of chicken the other day.

Then the day after that I had a late meal. So the weight has been hanging on only because the insides needed to dump unwanted materials there.

Also, I did do a one day fast just so I could clean everything out, and start all over... No harm done in doing that. I drank my usual coffee for breakfast, drank a lot of water, and at night drank a little bit of tomato juice before bed time.

So there you have it.

I was listening to this program a little while ago where the host was making sugar out to be a villain, and he was saying we should tax sugar or make it illegal. I thought, this guy can't be serious.
He is a doctor, (who's name escaped my memory) and he thinks he is so smart.

Folks: Sugar isn't the enemy. It's "Too Much Sugar" that's the enemy.  Even white sugar isn't the enemy. It's too much white sugar that's the enemy.

Over and over again I have stressed it's the total calories consumed that gets all of us into trouble.
Yes, it matters if we eat too much sugar. That's because white sugar has only a small value nutritionally compared to some other forms of carbohydrates.

I rail against soda pop only because every 12 ounces consumed is around 150 calories. That's a lot of calories if you are someone trying to stay on a steady low calorie diet for any length of time.

Honestly, I eat some sugar. I just try to limit the amount of sugar. For example, I was eating butter scotch hard candy yesterday. I must have had about 8 pieces.

And, here today I am at 212.2-Pounds.

So, it's not the sugar that is the enemy... It's how much sugar, that gives us the problems.

Just remember, I am not a Doctor. I am only writing from my perspective and personal experience. If you need to consult a doctor, then be wise and do so.

That's all for now...

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


Friday, July 19, 2013

Fasting Helped...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Now I am not sure that is right because I usually weigh myself before I get dressed in the morning when I wake up. Well, I got in a hurry to start the coffee and drink down half the pot before I realised that I had not weighed in yet. So, that my actually be a pound or so high.

You may be asking how did I lose 5-pounds so quickly. Well, the real question should be: "What in the world did you eat the day before David?"

I had a bunch of chicken and three yogurt cups along with many cups of milk. That all was just sitting in my tummy waiting to make it's exit. Get it?

So yesterday I realised that I had just a bunch of food sitting around to leave.  I fasted all day yesterday on water, and a few cups of coffee. Late before I went to bed I drank a large glass of tomato juice.

That's what happened...

It's a ways away from the 212-Pounds that I was at a couple of weeks ago.

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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I Can't Believe It...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 220.2-Pounds.

I stood there in complete disbeief. I at a bunch of chicken for lunch and had protein powder for breakfast. Honest, I didn't eat anything when I got home from work last night. But, there is was.

I was shocked....

Today is a fast day with only water, and a couple of cups of coffee for breakfast.

I am still shaking my head in disbelief...

Where in the h.... did the weight come from?

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Some People Don't Know

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

It's been a rough two days. I have been glued to the seat of a charter bus. In the last two days I have put in 27 hours of duty, and logged in 1055 miles of driving.

I have literally gone to work, come home, and slept, then went back out again.

It was so fun, this morning my neighbor was telling me that I have to exercise more. Oh I do...? I told her what my schedule is, and has been and she said, "That's where the self discipline comes in, you have to make yourself do it anyway." Well, when then can I do it when in a two day period I had just enough time to put in 7 hours of sleep before going back out on the road? She is a retired old lady who goes to a fitness center everyday. She doesn't have to work anymore...

Lately she has been complaining she doesn't get enough sleep because her neighbor plays the radio at four in the morning. She's been complaining she gets headaches and is tired. Well, how does she think I would feel getting no sleep because I needed to go exercise?

Honestly, ignore some people. Their ideas are crap...  And I have been suffering with a messed up knee because I decided to go walk at night after work and something popped in my knee when I was "Walking for exercise." Well, I haven't been able to walk. In fact I have been limping....

So much for that exercise program...

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

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I am so sorry I don't have better news...

I am stuck ....

That's all for now...

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

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Weight Up...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217.6-Pounds..

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

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Up, Down, Up, Down... No where where I want to be

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Up, Up, Up

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 218.2-Pounds.
Yes that's way up....

I can't explain it, except I have been working these long days, and eating out on the road....
Don't lecture me please about eating salads, and delicate meals...
You work 15 hours driving and thinking about food, and see how self controlled you'll be ...!

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

Monday, July 8, 2013

I Will Add Commentary Later

Hello Weight Losing Fans..

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 216-Pounds.
That's down from yesterday. It's a ways off my current hopes to be lower...

I am currently working on a commentary for today, and if I have time, I will add it later.

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

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Five Pounds Over My Last Low

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

Saturday, July 6, 2013

NO POSTS, I Went Fishing

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I haven't posted the last couple days because I haven't been able to. I have been up in Wisconsin on a fishing expedition. I caught one large catfish. I tossed it back into the lake.

I ate with abandon as my aunt cooked up meals for me... I even had an excellent coffee cake for desert.

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Weight Is Up...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Yes and that is with good reason. I went to a friends home last night and had a meal with the family. I ate more than I usually do. So there it is on the scale.

Yesterday I didn't post, and weighed in on the scale at 213.6-Pounds.

So you can see the difference of three pounds...

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