Monthly Archives: January 2013

Day 31: Month 1 Summary

Food has replaced sex in my life; now, I can’t even get into my own pants.0C025D00-E738-4AAF-A1D6-48A2874F3752
  ~Author Unknown

Weight: 277

I’ve beaten my goal for January.  I needed to lose 8 pounds and I’ve lost 15.8 pounds .  That doesn’t mean I can lose less next month.  The plan is 8 pounds EVERY month.  I’d like to be below 270 by the beginning of March.  That will make the cycling even easier.

Last night a friend of the family gave my wife some lemon poppy seed scones.  That was the kind of thing I’d inhale just a few short weeks ago.  Instead I drank some water and the desire went away.



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Day 30: A Blogroll is Born

Gluttony is not a secret vice.
Orson Welles


I’ve added a blogroll to the right of this page.  A few are just about weight loss and most involve cycling.  I’ll be adding them as I find them.  The Year of the Phoenix is very inspirational.


I got a text today from a friend who I told a few weeks ago about this blog.  I collect comic books and have thousands of them from the 60’s and 70’s.  They are all Marvel and they are in nice shape.  Here is his text.

As Iron Man asks, “Give Up?”, prove to me that you haven’t “given up”
by meeting your February’s weight loss goal, and this book will be
added to your collection from mine.


It’s nice to have friends!!


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Day 29

When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away.  But first I spray them with Raid so I won’t dig them out of the garbage later.  Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn’t taste that bad.
Janette Barber

Weight 278.0

Back on the right track.  Doing this blog has really helped me get past issues.  I look at weight loss in the long-term.


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Day 28: Week 4 Summary

Life doesn’t happen to us, it happens from us.IMG_0566
Mike Wickett

Weight 280.6

This has been a tough week.  I’m calling it, The Week I Didn’t Quit.  Normally when things stagnate or gain a little bit I get frustrated and go eat.  This hasn’t happened yet.  I am heading down again.  There is a small blip on the weight graph.  That’s ok.

Along with the weekly summaries I’ll be doing monthly summaries.  Remember my goal is to lose 8 pounds a month.  I’m ahead of that now and expect it to accelerate when the weather warms and I can get on the bike.  It’s 39 F out right now with ice and snow on the ground and a light rain.  March can’t get here soon enough.


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Day 27: Back on Track

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Weight 281.8

I’m back on track.  Ate well yesterday and exercised.  I play in a poker tournament today which makes it easier.  I’m not tempted to eat as I’m distracted.  Hopefully the weight will start dropping again soon.

don't eat so much diet

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Day 26: Motivation Lost

Blow, blow, thou winter wind. Thou art no so unkind, as man’s ingratitude.
William Shakespeare

Weight 281.4

The past few days I have lost all motivation.  It is bitter cold outside and I’m tired. The big thing about this blog is I want to be absolutely honest.  My mother has lung cancer and after my brother died from colon cancer last year I have days when it gets to me.  The past few days haven’t been easy.  That said, I’m back and hitting it hard.

I found a good blog that also helps with motivation, 13 Weeks. I this blog Charlie Martin does a 13 week experiment in diet and exercise.  It’s a good read.

I lost my way a bit.  I found my way back.  It is sunny but cold outside.  Spring is weeks away.

Quote - Remember that guy

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Day 25

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.
Noela Evans.

Weight 280.8


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Day 24: Stagnation

Find out who you are and do it on purpose
Dolly Parton

Weight 281

Weight is stagnating. I’m going to lower my calories and see if I can get it moving again.

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Day 23:

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t
 Jerry Rice 

Weight 281

I take my mom to McDonalds three times a week so she can be with her friends.  Today I foolishly ate a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.  They had them on sale for a buck.  I had forgotten how salty and fatty they were, I loved it.  Afterwards I had dieter’s remorse and hated myself for a couple minutes.  The sandwich wasn’t worth it’s purported 510 calories.


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Day 22: A Minor Mistake

Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
Frank Herbert

Weight 279.8

Yesterday my wife asked me to go with her and the daughter to go out for some quick shopping and a bite.  I don’t see my daughter as much now that she is an adult so I jumped at it.  Since we were going to stop for something to eat I skipped lunch (first mistake).  I foolishly forgot that when they shop it is easily a couple hours in each store.  They would go in while I sat in the freezing car listening to NPR and writing on my iPhone with my wireless keyboard.


Finally around seven we got to dinner and I was very hungry.  Unfortunately we had taken my wife’s car so I didn’t have my iPhone charger.  Just as we entered the restaurant, the Tomo Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, I realized my battery had just died on my phone.  Without my phone I couldn’t access calorie info and felt naked.  I ordered the sesame chicken which came with a small salad and miso soup.  It tasted great and even though I felt a little guilty I didn’t go nuts.

I put an extra charger in the wife’s car and shouldn’t have that problem again.


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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Uncategorized