Monthly Archives: January 2013

Day 021: Week 3 Summary

Everyone is having a harder time than it appears.IMG_0562
Charles Grodin

Weight 277.8

It’s been three weeks and I’m officially down 15.2 pounds.  This is far better than I expected.

I still have minor variations of water weight daily that used to make me crazy and want to stop but this is working.

The plan is to lose a little over 8 pounds a month and I will easily lose two times that the first month so even if it slows down I will stay on track.

The weather has turned into a real winter with high winds and temps in the lower teens (Fahrenheit).  All I can do is hunker down.  Before this that meant making a lot of food and going into sloth mode.  Not now.  I am doing some light weight training.

I can’t wait until Spring.  I read cycling blogs and plan out my rides.  Things are going to get better and better.


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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 20: Low Carbs

Try again. Fail again. Fail better. 
Samuel Beckett 

Weight 276.8

This is working quite well.  I have cut out all breads and simple carbohydrates.  My biggest weakness was bread and crackers.  It amazes me how much buttered toast I would eat at a sitting. The biggest thing about this life change is my new awareness.  It is obvious now why I was (and still am) fat.

BTW, here is Honey Boo Boo Barbie


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Posted by on January 20, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 019:

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Weight 278.4

Now that I am getting my diet under control I look back and I’m amazed at how much I used to eat.  No wonder I’m a lard ass.  I’d eat bacon, four egg sandwiches and a little later a couple buttered bagels.  This change is permanent.

bacon reduces your lifespan by 9 minutes

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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 018:

The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing to think about.
George Santayana

Weight 279.2

What I’m doing is working.  I feel thinner. Life is good.

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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 017:

Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.

Weight 281


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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 016:

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Weight: 281.6

Saw the stupidest way to lose weight on the internet.

Why Diet When You Can Pump Junk Food Out of Your Stomach?


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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 015: The Idea and the Dream

Greedy eaters dig their graves with their teeth.
French Proverb

Weight 279  Calories ?

Took my daughter out to eat at Texas Roadhouse.  It is so easy to keep track of calories with My Fitness Pal.

Thoughts on the future.

I used to be a cyclist.  I used to be in shape.  I will be both again.

One of my big goals this year will be to get back into cycling big time.  The plan is, once the weather breaks, to ride to small towns all around me.  I’ve never traveled much (sounds strange since I was a UPS driver).  There are many many small towns within fifty miles that I’ve never been to.  Once I get some miles on my legs I’d like to get on the road by six or seven and head to one.   Twenty-five miles should around an hour and a half.  Get to the small town, take some photos, eat a small breakfast and head home.

I used to be really into photography when I was young and I can combine cycling with that.

Eventually this site will no longer be a weight loss blog but a cycling blog.  That is the idea and the dream.

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Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 014: Week 2 Summary

Dum loquimur invida aetas fugerit. (While we talk, hostile time flies away)

Weight 279.6  Calories ?IMG_0554

I broke 280!  This is a big deal.  Now I know I can do it.

This week I lost 2.8 pounds.  Last week I lost ten pounds.  What I’m doing is working.   I’m going to maintain what I’m doing and at the rate I’m going by the time it gets warm enough to bicycle I’ll be ready.

This is better than I expected.  I can’t wait until I break 270  I haven’t been below that in twenty years.


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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 013: Losing Again

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Twain

Weight 280.6  Calories ?

The weight is starting to come off again after a few days of stagnation.  That is the time I would get frustrated and give up.  This year that won’t happen.  If I get a long period of stagnation I will increase my exercise and lower my calories.  I’m in this for the long haul.

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Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 012:

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Dr. Robert Schuller

Weight 281.4  Calories 1877

No real changes although I am feeling thinner.

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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Uncategorized