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Day 34: Dieting Myths

They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.
William Shakespeare

Weight 273.2

As a rule I don’t eat breakfast.  Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day but four days a week I take my mom to doctors, chemo or to see her friends and that means getting up, quick shower and some coffee before I’m off.  This deep into my lifestyle change I find I don’t really get hungry until I drop her off at 1pm.  Then I come home, make a sensible lunch and drink lots of water.

I have friends who tell me that you have to eat breakfast in order to lose weight.  So far it hasn’t stopped me.  I found this article on the web about dieting myths.  Check it out.

Also, I take video of my mom and post it on YouTube.  She is a fantastic funny lady.  Check it out.

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Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 32: Hitting My Stride

If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner.
H.S. Leigh

Weight 274.8

What I’m doing is working.  The biggest thing is no very little bread and no snacking.  It’s now February 1st and I”m thinking about my plans for the year.

I’ve talked about my interest into getting back to cycling big time.  I’m lucky that even though I’m overweight I’m still in pretty good shape.  Due to my job (from which I recently retired) I kept up a certain level of fitness.

I’ve had a very odd life as my father died when all the children (7 of us) were young and my mother was extremely agoraphobic.  That essentially means that she had severe panic attacks and couldn’t leave home.  Basically it meant that we didn’t travel more than a block or two from our house.  I’ve lead a very sheltered life.

With the bike, once I build up a base, I can ride to all of the small towns around Ohio.  I plan to combine that with my interest in photography.  I’d like to get up in the morning, cycle twenty-five miles or more to a small town.  Have a light breakfast, take some pictures and ride home. Who knows?  I might even take my banjo.

Eventually I’d love to cycle places like The Outer Hebrides in Scotland.  One of my other interests are megaliths.  In this video a couple of guys cycle around the islands playing banjo and making ice cream.

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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 008: Robert Lustig and Sugar

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e.e. cummings

Weight 281.6  Calories 1680 our of 1930

Weight seems to have stabilized.  Now, in an ideal world I would lose .3 pounds a day.  That will easily achieve my goal.  We will see how that goes.

Yesterday on the Diane Rehm show on NPR Robert Lustig was on talking about his new book,
Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.  He talked about the toxicity of sugar and it was enlightening.  You can listen to the show here.

The author also has a video on YouTube that has over three million hits.  It is worth the time to watch it.

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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 004:

Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.
William S. Burroughs

Weight 284.2  Calories 1710 of a possible 1930

The rapid water loss is slowing.  It’s going well.  I’m happy.

For motivation here is a TED video with Jamie Oliver on obesity.

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Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized


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