A Time For Action

February 17, 2008

When in the darkest days of the American Revolution Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls,” he was not complaining about the conditions nor the dangers the patriots faced; he was issuing a call to action. After another 2 pound gain this week I am issuing a similar call to action, although […]


I Should Always Eat With Someone

November 15, 2007

I noticed an interesting thing over the last two and a half days that I was in Chicago. When I eat alone I eat everything on my plate.  When I am eating with a large group I eat everything on my plate.  But when I am eating with just one other person, I don’t eat […]


This Is How It Happens

October 30, 2007

Most, if not all, of my readers are or have been in a battle with food.  What I am about to describe will no doubt elicit a simple “well duh, that happens to me all the time” response.  Still, it’s important for me to write, for myself if nobody else. Here is how easily a […]


Weekly Update - 9/24/07 (Monday)

September 24, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 281 Today’s weight: 282 Week weight lost: -1 lbs Total weight lost: 13 lbs (Note, I am posting my update on Monday because I was out of town all weekend camping and couldn’t do my normal Sunday update.) I knew this week was going to be a tough one to […]


Weekly Update - 9/16/07

September 16, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 283 Today’s weight: 281 Week weight lost: 2 lbs Total weight lost: 14 lbs Looks like I might be starting to get some consistency now, this is the 4th week in a row with the scale showing a loss.  The tape measure also was kind, indicating that I have lost an inch […]


4 Observations From the First 45 Days of a New Me

September 14, 2007

I started this weight loss journey on August 1st, 45 days ago.  What follows are 4 simple observations, in no certain order. A journal is important, a public one even more so I would be willing to bet that one of the common tips dietitians give their new patients is to keep a food journal […]


I am a Boiled Frog

September 12, 2007

It is a popular urban legend that if you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water it will jump out but if you put that same frog into a pot of cold water and slowly increase the temperature to boiling that the frog will stay in the pot and be boiled to death. I […]


Weekly Update - 9/9/07

September 9, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 286 Today’s weight: 283 Week weight lost: 3 lbs Total weight lost: 12 lbs I backed up my 4 pound loss for last week with a 3 pound loss for this week and it feels great.  It is such a terrific feeling to be rewarded for the hard work I […]


The Power of Suggestion

September 6, 2007

One of the first things I did when I started this new weight loss program at the beginning of August was to look at my habitual eating at places like Subway, McDonald’s and Bruegger’s and work to scale back on what had become routine meals.  Two sandwiches became one, an ice cream cone for dessert became […]


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