Building New Habits

August 16, 2007

I wrote a post yesterday called Losing Weight Is Like Playing Poker that I fancied to be a pretty good analogy.  That is, until I read The Pound Slayer’s Flying a New Kite.  Wow, color me impressed. In the early days of bridge building, step one was to fly a kite from one side of a […]

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Losing Weight Is Like Playing Poker

August 15, 2007

There are 2 kinds of poker players* - those who focus on the results of their actions and those who focus on the decisions taken to get them there, regardless of the result.  This quote from World Champion Greg Raymer, from an interview by Wil Wheaton, says it well: I guess I’d have to say […]


Kind Fruit & Nut Bars

August 14, 2007

Kind Almond & Apricot fruit bars are my new favorite between meal snack. At 170 calories each I don’t feel guilty eating them like I do some chocolate covered protein bars, but best of all they serve to both satisfy my sweet tooth and keep me nourished until the next meal. I have an 80 […]


Weekly Update - 8/12/07

August 12, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 292 Today’s weight: 291 Week weight lost: 1 lb Total weight lost: 4 lbs This was my first full week on my big weight loss journey.  This first week was not about losing weight, it was about picking up some good habits, getting some education, and most importantly, […]


Identifying My Weaknesses

August 11, 2007

I don’t think Jason Calacanis was the original fatblogger, but I think it may have been from him where I first heard the term.  I’m jealous because he’s at my goal weight of 185 right now.  He writes about 4 things he has learned about losing weight and as I am just starting out I find […]


FBT Weight Loss Challenge

August 9, 2007

I’ve dug in my heels and joined the FBT Weight Loss Challenge hosted by FatBlokeThin.  You can read more about this weight loss challenge at FBT Challenge Update. I’ve been blogging for a week now and I have done some things well and some other things not so well.  I’ll be writing about that later.  […]

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When I Was Thinner

August 7, 2007

That’s me about 20 years ago at I would guess 185 pounds. There is one thing that stands out to me about this picture, can you guess what it is? (You can zoom into the picture by clicking on it if you really want to) It’s not the very stylish all black “night on the […]


August 2007 Progress Pictures

August 6, 2007

August 5th, 2007 - 292 pounds  Progress not exactly the right word since I am just starting out of course.  But that’s where I am starting from.  Boy, I hate pictures of myself clothed - these are really hard to look at.  The body hair I long ago accepted, the gut is quite another. I’m now […]


I am fat, not fit

August 1, 2007

Hello world.  My name is John and despite what the name of this blog might imply, I am fat.  How the hell did I let myself go like this?  I’m 41 years old, 6 feet tall and weigh 295 pounds.   20 years ago I wavered between 177 and 190.  I really felt great at 185.  […]


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