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Summer is over and I made no progress on those last 35 pounds. In July I gained almost 10 pounds while on a week long vacation on the Outter Banks. ‘Round about mid-September we had a cold snap and I switched from my lose summer shorts back to jeans… OMG! They were tight! Not unwearable […]


Posted at: October 8th, 2011 - 4:54 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The last couple months have just been crazy hectic and it finally got to the point where I was starting to be really stressed about finding the time to track my food and weight. So I took a break. I’ve still been (mostly) making healthy choices but I wasn’t tracking anything. During my 6 or so […]


Posted at: June 22nd, 2011 - 3:30 am - Number of Comments » 0

For reasons known only to the jerks of the world I’ve been getting dozens of spam comments to this blog.  So I went back through every entry and made them closed to comments. From now on, only 3FC registered users will be able to comment here.  It’s not like I write my infrequent posts for […]


Posted at: April 16th, 2011 - 8:42 am - Number of Comments » 1

I never thought I’d be so excited to be overweight but, yes, yes I am! I’m overweight! I’ve lost 100 pounds and I’m overweight! 35 pounds to go to be “healthy”….


Posted at: March 14th, 2011 - 6:07 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I’ve been at this a year now. When I started i wasn’t even sure I was starting. I thought I was but all i knew for sure was I was giving up junk food for Lent. From there I progressed to counting calories then to trying to limit the number of calories I’d have to […]


Posted at: March 6th, 2011 - 5:37 pm - Comments Off on one year in…

This week marks the 1 year anniversary from my start on this journey to healthy eating. I’m now in the 180’s and only a few pounds away from being “overweight”. I weigh less than I have in the past two decades. I am really looking forward to this “new” decade!


Posted at: February 15th, 2011 - 5:06 pm - Comments Off on A Whole New Decade!

I had carbonara tonight for dinner. My carbonara is a huge pile of veggies (mostly broccoli) with a little whole wheat pasta (and an egg, parmesan, and 2 slices of bacon). It’s an easy, yummy, healthy, and highly satisfying meal for 400 calories. I ate around 5:30 and I won’t be hungry till after church […]


Posted at: January 29th, 2011 - 8:20 pm - Comments Off on two meals…

First, the disclaimer: I don’t believe in horoscopes. That is, I don’t believe the stars predict if it’s a good time for a risky financial deal or that there’s a tall dark stranger in your near future. But I still enjoy the realastrology (http://freewillastrology.sparkns.com/) column in the local free weekly paper. It’s always semi-philosophical and […]


Posted at: January 21st, 2011 - 9:31 pm - Comments Off on Take it off. Take it all off.

I’ve been thinking ahead to Lent. And to maintenance. I know this is sort of “long range” planning, especially the maintenance part, but look at it this way: it took me nearly 2 years of thinking about healthy eating before I started for Lent last year. I sure hope it doesn’t take me 2 years […]


Posted at: January 19th, 2011 - 7:01 am - Number of Comments » 2

How does one learn to eat just one, to not go back for seconds, thirds, and sixth of some things? I’m not talking when you are legitimately hungry and took too small a portion the first time. I’m talking primarily about treats – when you portion out three cookies or a small serving of chips […]


Posted at: January 14th, 2011 - 1:10 pm - Comments Off on tastes like more….