Simple Swollen Calf or Deep Vein Thrombosis?

May 27, 2009

My right calf has been swollen and a little sore for the last few days. It started last Sunday when I spent the better part of the afternoon trimming the bushes around our pool. I think the landscaping company that put them in assumed we would pay for them to trim the bushes every year [...]


I Am The World’s Worst Weight Loss Blogger

March 29, 2009

I should probably just end this post with that - I Am The World’s Worst Weight Loss Blogger. But from the beginning of this blog I have committed to writing about the good and the bad and so here I go - the bad continues. Take a look at my weight loss graph and you’ll [...]


Successfully Losing Weight in Your Forties

January 24, 2009

One of the things that concerns me about my weight loss journey is my age and the impact it has on my being successful. When I was young it seemed so easy to lose weight when I needed to. As I have hit my forties it seems to be so much more difficult. Not that [...]


Creating a Health Decision Scorecard

September 23, 2008

I’ve written before about how important it is to focus on your decisions and not the results. With good decisions will come good results over time. Results can be fleeting and it is very easy to get frustrated when you don’t see the immediate results to what you thought were good decisions. The primary scorecard [...]


Day Two of the Perfect Week?

July 2, 2008

On Monday when I wrote that I was going to go after a perfect week of health I had major doubts as to whether it was the right thing to do. One day at a time is surely a better approach, particularly when I have been off the wagon for so long. Yet I felt [...]


Going After The Perfect Week

June 30, 2008

After being bad for so long I don’t know what makes me think I can make it past a day, let alone a week, but my goal for this week is to have that perfect week. Stay on my diet. Get the exercise in. No binging. With July 4th parties it’s going to be tough [...]


Poker and Health Don’t Mix

June 19, 2008

I’m leaving for a few days of poker in Vegas tomorrow morning. It’s been hard to get full-bore back into my health plan knowing this trip was coming up. It isn’t that I go wild in Vegas, in fact I pretty much just sit at the tables and drink water, but I do know that [...]


My Goal Weight

December 4, 2007

In a comment here yesterday John asked, “So what is your ultimate goal weight?” The easy answer is 185, down from 295 and a total loss of 110 pounds.  At 267 I am a quarter of my way to that goal. But that’s my perspective from the start of the diet, I expect it might [...]


Caught a Glimpse of the 260s

November 7, 2007

I started my journey from fat to fit a little over three months ago at 295 pounds.  Through a combination of eating smarter and exercising more I have had good success, weighing in at 272 in last week’s official Sunday weigh-in, giving me a total loss of 23 pounds.  My pants are looser, I’ve had [...]


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