Ridin’ off into the sunset

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I am back from my holiday visiting and boy does it feel good to be home. Already I’ve drunk two full bottles of water without thinking about it. It was a struggle for me when I wasn’t in my own home. Man am I ever a creature of habit/environment. I will do an official weigh-in […]


Posted at: December 31st, 2008 - 12:50 am - Number of Comments » 3

I’m snowed in and craving exercise. I’m finding it’s hard to eat as well as I’d like and count calories accurately while staying in someone elses home. For now I’m working on keeping portions small and not eating if I’m not hungry. My goal is pretty much to maintain through the Christmas holidays and get […]


Posted at: December 19th, 2008 - 3:14 am - Number of Comments » 3

Well it’s official – I am under 300 pounds and .6 pounds away from my New Years goal of being 299.0. Now it’s time to survive all that holiday cooking!  First Major Goal New Years Challenge


Posted at: December 15th, 2008 - 9:57 am - Number of Comments » 6

You know, I’m not 100% sure I even know how I got here. In September if you would have told me that I’d be blogging about weight loss and down 20ish pounds in December I would’ve looked at you like you had two heads. Now it’s the most natural thing in the world. I had […]


Posted at: December 15th, 2008 - 12:03 am - Number of Comments » 4

FOOD CALORIES Butter 50 Lite Sour Cream 60 Multi-grain Crispbread 90 Sliced Swiss Cheese 80 Chicken Breast 217.1 Walnuts (raw) 144.57 Dark Chocolate 100 Orange Mango Juice 30 Banana Raw 148 Fat Free Plain Yogurt 120 Organic Frozen Mango 135 Fuji Apple, Small 100 Hummus 50 Deli Turkey 60 Eggs 140 Artichokes 60 Mission Chunky […]


Posted at: December 14th, 2008 - 1:41 am - Number of Comments » 1

I got so excited about chocolate I forgot to post my artichoke update.  I ended up boiling the little critter and then dipping the leaves in hot melted garlic butter. I think I boiled it too long, it was a bit water logged, but overall a success. I decided that my kitchen definitely needs some […]


Posted at: December 12th, 2008 - 8:33 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Now that I watch what I eat I make sure whatever I eat is worth spending the calories. Sometimes that means spending a little more money, but I’m saving so much money by eating less it all works out. I discovered Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate flavored with Chili. It’s wonderful dark chocolate with a little […]


Posted at: December 12th, 2008 - 8:19 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I’m trying to broaden my vegetable repertoire so once a month or so I will buy one vegetable that I have never cooked before. This week I bought an artichoke and will cook it for dinner tonight. I’m not sure how yet – I’ll be perusing allrecipes.com for ideas and will let you know how […]


Posted at: December 10th, 2008 - 1:32 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Well after one month on plan I have dropped 13 pounds. I can see the 200’s on the horizon and hope to get there by New Years, or even before Christmas. So far I have no regrets about changing my eating habits. No food is worth how good it feels to fit into clothes I […]


Posted at: December 8th, 2008 - 10:31 am - Number of Comments » 3

I made my favorite casserole tonight. I substituted light and fat free versions of many of the ingredients and it turned out pretty good. The entire casserole (with my substitutions of lower calorie ingredients) is 3444 calories. 1/4 of it made a nice thoroughly indulgent meal of about 850 calories. I’m still under my caloric […]


Posted at: December 7th, 2008 - 11:19 pm - Number of Comments » 1