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The annual Heath Fair at work was yesterday. This free event was a major part of the start of my journey to a healthier me.  I’ll update my “stats” later this week when i am on the computer at work but I wanted to write a little about cholesterol… In 2008 my HDL was 48 […]


Posted at: October 22nd, 2011 - 6:16 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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