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Day 56: Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
John Lennon 

Weight 274.5

A few days ago I was playing in a poker tournament and one of the players told me he’d been reading my weight loss blog.   He told me I was destined to failure because even if I lost weight I’d gain it right back, everyone does.  I smiled and looked at him.  He was well over four hundred pounds and had more chins than a Chinese phone book.

I tried to be nice. He said that his doctor tells him to lose weight because of his high blood pressure and diabetes.  He said that pills took care of the symptoms.  Besides, he said, who had time for all of that bullshit?  I couldn’t help but smile and think of Sweet Brown.  A few hands later he raised and I went all in with my set of fours taking him out.  As he left he grabbed a few cookies.

I’ve read that most of the people on The Biggest Loser gain the weight back.  That makes sense.  They are in an intense environment and lose it without outside influences.  Once back in the real world the same reasons they became overweight come back and bite them in the ass.

I am making a long-term change in my life.  I am doing a lot more than losing weight.  I am changing my life.  Once I lose this weight, and I will lose the weight, I will keep it off.  I am planning on becoming a serious cyclist and becoming fit.  It will happen.  My fat poker friend ain’t got time for that, but I do.

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day OO6: Still losing

Because you are in control of your life. Don’t ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.
Barbara Hall

Weight 281.2  Calories 1200 out of 1930

The weight is still coming off although it is slowing down.  MyFitnesspal makes it so easy to keep track of calories.

Last night I played poker in one of my leagues and many of the guys there are seriously obese.  A bunch are in between 300 and 500 pounds.  Last night I had three at my table and they were talking about their blood pressure and diabetes medications.  Wow.  I’m glad I’m nipping this in the bud before I have to worry about any of that.

Also I got my first comment on this blog.  I’m not alone.  That is a good thing.

I’m still excited.  I can do this.

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Posted by on January 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 005:

He who knows others is wise;He who know himself is enlightened.
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu

Weight 282  Calories 1910 our of 1930

Yesterday was the first day that I was ravenous.  Early afternoon I was starving.  I made myself a small meal and then drank water.  After an hour the feeling passed.  It felt great finding self control.

Later I went to a poker tournament which distracted me.  While there every couple hours I’d have a fiber bar (120  calories) and forgot about food.  This works.  I can’t wait until the weather warms and I can get on the bike.


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Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


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