Monday, September 30, 2013

Even Up Today....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

That's better than yesterday....

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Got To Put In A Title... Up Over 215-Pounds Again...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.6-Pounds.
At first I stepped on the scale and it read 214.8-Pounds. I thought that isn't right. So I stepped up on it again and got 215.6-Pounds. I did that a couple times and got the second reading over, and over...

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

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weights Up Today

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I don't know if tomorrow will be any better.

I am out at the Notre Dame Game waiting for my group. I had a big lunch, and as I've been waiting, I have been snacking on Jelly Bellies...

That's not so productive for weight loss for sure.

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

Friday, September 27, 2013

Weights UP... Hmmmm?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Don't ask me why...
Yesterday I only ate 4 small sausage links, four scrambled eggs, 3 ounces of salmon, 1/2 cup of rice, some green beens, a cup of milk, and an apple tort. 

That's all I ate.

There you have it. The weight is so touchy that only an apple tort will put me over the top... NOT...

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

Thursday, September 26, 2013

My Weight Is The Same, And It's Below 215-Pounds

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

That isn't any improvement over yesterday. I am glad though it's two days in a row back down under 215-Pounds.

It's tough keeping on trying to lose weight. There are so many temptations out there. First there is that nagging hunger which never seems to go away unless I am stuffed to the gills. And, even then it only lasts to satisfy me for such a short time.

Second there are those times when the food is free, and I can eat all I want without fear of having to pay for it, or even prepare it.

Third there are those foods that I naturally love to eat, such as Ice Cream, Cinnamon rolls, candy, chocolate. My sweet tooth never went away after all of these years.

Forth there is that desire to quit. Yeah, watching what I eat gets old. I get tired of writing down stuff. I get tired of doing this blog each day. I get tired of using an artificial way of keeping score, and accountability..

So that's just some of the things which make it difficult to keep going...

The same goes for you too. You have your struggles... We all do ....

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Below 215-Pounds Today... Finally

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

That's a surprise, especially since the few days before the weekend I went to a couple buffets and ate until I was stuffed..... Naughty, bad evil guy that I am...

Just think how many of you I have lead astray with this revelation...

Hey, I am just like you... I let my appetite get the best of me... I am not perfect.

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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Survived My Bike Ride....

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

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

Well, that's not the best, but it has to do.

Yesterday I rode my bike for around six miles and woke up experiencing the pain of not having riden a bike for such a very long time.

I rode the bike to the public library 2 miles away, then I rode back to my apartment, and rode again to the grocery store.

The worst part of the ride is my legs kept cramping at the hip joints.  Oh, it stinks getting old...

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

Monday, September 23, 2013

My Weights Down Some ...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

OK that's getting in range again. I enjoyed every extra bite along the way....

Well, I went to the Bicycle Shop and had another tire sized up on the ten speed bike ...

I had no idea the wheels were so different. I never had to replace the tires before.

And, I was given the bike to me. So I didn't know what I was getting. The tires were showing serious wear, so I finally replaced them.

I also didn't realise the bike was so uncomfortable to ride. I never really rode it that much. So, I never got to give it a good road testing. I put it up last year and left it hanging in the bike room.

Then I had to take the bike out and decided to get it a little road worthy. Then I realised the tires were too dry rotted to be road worthy.

I got the other tire, and took the bike out for a spin. I just rode it two miles to the public library.
Imagine having a hard piece of vinyl jammed up your butt. The wheels hit every bump and crack with no give. My hands felt every bump on the steering horns. My butt felt every banging bump as the narrow tires hit the bumps and cracks. Ouch, ouch, ouch I was saying as I hit the down hill run of the trip. Oh, my hands, and my arse...! 

Common Sense would tell anyone make sure the brakes are working before going out, wouldn't it?
But, there I was trying to apply my brakes as I headed at the traffic light with traffic zipping back and forth... Shoooooo............. t.... as I tried to stop before getting myself killed....

Well, that was an adventure for sure heading out to the library on that bike which needs a little bit more tuning... and brakes... .. I am laughing at myself, I am such a maroon...

Well, I have no way back to my apartment but that bike. Let's just see if I kill myself along the way...

Oh, and I didn't mention the cramp that started up in my hip. Yeah, my weak, and under exercised legs started hurting along the way and I got a cramp in my hip. OUCH...

Oh well, it's fun...

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

That is better than the last two days, but four more pounds than the recent low of 212-Pounds.

Oh well..

Yesterday I got all excited because I was going to fix my bike and go for a ride. Little did I know that my rims were two completely different sizes. Yep, when I got the bike from a friend, I never replaced the old tires. Well, I got a surprise, and was dissapointed that I spent so much money for the new rubber, and couldn't put on one of the tires.

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

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Well, that's up ....

I am seeing that my readership has dropped dramatically over the last two weeks. According to the Stats on the blog site, I have had over 100 readers in one day which is now dropping down to less than 27 in one day.

Golly folks what do you expect me to write? I have nothing profound to share with anyone.

I did do something though that I will be trying to do until the weather gets impossible to deal with. I went out and purchased new tires for my racing bike. I was in shock when I paid the $83.00 for the two tires and rubber inner tubes. ...

I have  not ridden it in a very, very long time.... So let's just see what happens as I try to get the old bike back up on the road... One thing I don't look forward to is recondition my butt to that narrow, narrow seat again... That's always painful as the buttocks get accustomed to have a piece of hard vinyl jammed up the rectum...


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

Friday, September 20, 2013

UP, UP, UP

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Yikes...

I am quilty ... Too much food consumed over these last three days...

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

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Weights Up...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I went to two buffets two days in a row... The food in the serving trays jumped out and stuck to me. I tried to run but it kept jumping off my plate and into my mouth.

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oh True Confessions...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Yesterday I went to eat with a group of Norwegians who I was driving around Chicago, Il for a tour. We went the Old Country Buffet. Well, you already know what that means... FOOD...!!!! 

So I ate until my cheeks puffed out and had my desert.. Naughty... That's what you are seeing today on me...

Now, today I am sitting in the parking lot of the  Starved Rock Lodge, and I am going in to eat at that buffet.... So, here I go again.... FOOD... Lots of FOOD...

Oh the evil, and the poor will power...

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Revisiting An Old Idea Which Worked For Me

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

I am at work and stopped to post this near McDonald's, and I don't have a lot of time.

I was listening to a program that talked about natural digestion. Dr. Bob Marshall has a show on the radio that I try to tune into.

On his show he emphasizes that when we reach an elderly age, we don't produce enough acid in our stomachs to digest proteins. He also says we don't produce the same kind of enzymes any more.

Well, I found in my own life how true this is. I have been working constantly these last few days and have been unable to refill my HCL Betaine tablets. I usually by them at the vitamin store nearby my home. 

The results have been I have been getting hearburn everyday now after having eaten earlier. The other problem is, it's waking me up at night.

I can't emphasize enough the idea we need to be able to digest our food. I am a living example of the problems associated with age and poor digestion. I found I can't go without my HCL Betaine and my food enzyme tablets.

Maybe you have heart burn and you don't know the cause... Maybe you should look into using a suppement like food enzyme tablets, and HCL Betaine tablets, or capsules.

I do, and it helps a lot...

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

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Someone asked why I regained weight. Well, when my mom died, I was back up at 200-Pounds already. After her death I really struggled with depression. I basically gave up on my weight management program.

That about sums it up....

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

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Oh The Out Of Town Blues

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 217.4-Pounds.

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

Friday, September 13, 2013

No Post For Tomorrow... Today Wasn't So Good

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

That's not what I was hoping for.

Tomorrow I won't be posting anything because I am driving out of town. I won't be able to weigh myself.

So we will see what I weight when I return on Sunday...!

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

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Weight Is Up Again?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

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

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NO TIME TO THINK...

Hello Weight Losing Fans....

I don't have much time to post...

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Don't Waste Money At A Restaurant

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

That's still below the total of 215 that I broke up over temporarily there for a while.

Yesterday I was at work and had a short break. I was hungry and decided to go get something to eat.
Which by the way explains the one pound jump.
Anyway, I was looking to get a bowl of Chili at the local Jason's Deli. I was shocked to see that for a small 1/2 cup of Chili it was $6.00.  That didn't even include the 12 percent tax that would get added to the meal.

I  was disgusted. So I walked across the parking lot and purchased a can of Chunky Chili, and a 6 ounce yogurt. I paid $2.04 and had a delicious cold meal out of the can.

I was absolutely satisfied, and saved $4.60 cents (.60 would be the tax added).

Don't waste your money at a restaurant if you don't have to.

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

Monday, September 9, 2013

YIPPEE !

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

OH YEAH !

What was the problem? It was a blockage in the canal zone of my colon... I took some Casada which is a herb... Then the Dam broke.

So, I am back under 215...

That's a good thing...

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

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Not Sure... Oh well...

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. My scale couldn't make up it's mind...

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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Do You Have Heart Burn...?

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Oh That Heart Burn !

Today I was having a conversation with my sister on the telephone. I was talking to her about vitamins and how many senior people take vitamins. She mentioned to me that she has seen in many seniors have tablets in their stomachs when having x-rays taken.  She claims that she has actually seen clusters of vitamins in peoples colons. I can't dispute that.

I was telling her that when people reach a certain age they don't produce enough stomach acid. This could account for the body not digesting tablets coated with wax, and pressed together with compounds to keep them solid.

Heart Burn is one of the side effects of poor digestion. Many people make the mistake of believing the heart burn that foments into the throat is "too much stomach acid." The reality is the acid that foments into the throat is really "lactic acid" produced from rotting food. That acid irritates the stomach and the body reacts by trying to rid itself of the acid. Belching scalding burning acid into the throat is one of the symptoms of inadequate HCL stomach acid.

As I was talking to my sister on the telephone I told her I personally have told some of the seniors on my bus to drink down "Apple Cider Vinegar" after taking those hard shelled vitamins. I actually did a test while I was on the phone by dropping a hard "Vitamin B Complex" vitamin into a small amount of vinegar. Within in minutes the tablet was completely dissolved.

If you have heart burn, and you are afraid to try using a supplement of HCL Betaine (which is available at most health food stores) then try chugging down 1/4 - 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar.  That is an acid that will not irritate the stomach, and will help dissolve any tablets you consume...( I have tested it, and it works.) It will all help to neutralize that nasty lactic acid the bubbles up in the throat...

Try and see if I am wrong.

Of course you'll have to do it as a set pattern to see if I am right. I have been drinking apple cider vinegar so long now, I don't have any side effects or problems with it.

Just remember, apple cider vinegar is no more than apple juice that fermented and then turned to vinegar.

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

Friday, September 6, 2013

Slow, Slow, and Slow Weight Loss

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Okay that's up 4-pounds from the 212 that I was at....

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

Thursday, September 5, 2013

True Confections.

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 219.2-Pounds.

I made a little play on the words there in the title. I bet your first look is you thought I wrote true confessions. Well, maybe you did.

I wrote it because maybe my four days of eating at the hotel Thursday through Sunday has finally caught up with me. After all I did have a cinnamon roll every morning for breakfast, amounst other things.

Oh well. I am up, and it's only because I am not eating the skimpy little meals I was...
I hate losing weight, don't you ?

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It's Not Good....

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Yikes, that's not good. I had some chips yesterday, and a cup of oatmeal along with two hot dogs and two buns, and this is what I get?

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

OH WELL....!

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

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

Oh Well...

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

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hey, NO Scale And I Did OK...

Hello Weight Losing Fans...

Today I stepped up onto the New Magical Mystical Digital Scale weighing in at 215.4-Pounds. I am writing that with one note that this is after I drank a pot of coffee... So my weight was probably closer to 213-Pounds.... This is because a pot of coffee probably weights a couple pounds or so.

I am very happy that this was my weight after this long weekend out of town. I went out of town on Thursday and didn't bring the Magical Mystical Digital Scale with me.

Not only that, but I ate every morning for breakfast at least one small cinnamon bun that had to be at least 400 calories. Add to that everything else I was eating for breakfast and I thought sure I was going to come in at 220-Pounds by the time I returned home.

Well David, what went wrong? Ummm, the food was delicious, and I was hungry? Will you accept that explanation?

Tuff, I told you I don't worry what anyone thinks. I worry about what I thing....

That's all for now.

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