Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obesity reaches down to youngest years

Nationwide, about 17 percent of U.S. children are overweight. American teens have higher rates of obesity than their peers in 14 other industrialized countries. The culprits are no surprise: fast food, snacks and sugary sodas. U.S. children also tend to lead sedentary lifestyles, spending hours in front of a TV or computer screen.

Good article here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

250s, meet Randy. Randy, meet your 250s

I weighed in this morning and the scale said 257lbs! That's 57lbs since I started my program!

Shout hallelujah and pass the nutrition bar.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weight off my mind video

I put together a video that I uploaded to YouTube over the weekend. It's short and gives a little synopsis of my weight loss journey so far.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

53 pounds and a new website

Weigh in this morning: 261 ....can you say, "whoopee!" ?!

My new website is up: and here's my personal Take Shape For Life site:

Onwards and downwards!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Very obese fliers on United may have to buy 2nd seat"

That was one of today's headlines in USA Today.

I remember the feeling well, when a ticket taker at an airline counter told me that I may have to buy two seats. You don't know humiliation until something like that has happened to you.

In other news, I am down to 262 as of this morning. That totals 52 pounds since January 21.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Diet Pepsi and Orange Shakes - not a great combo

Where did summer go? Now it's cool and grey up here in Or-eh-gone once more. That's alright, I can enjoy that too.

I weighed in this morning at 267 lbs. up from 264. I'm guessing I'm holding on to some water. I made a mock-oriental lean and green meal last night that was a little heavy on the sodium.

I'm trying to get all my water down (The Target brand of water flavor packets are the best). I had an Orange shake this afternoon - not my favorite. I forgot to bring a can of creme soda with me so I bought a diet Pepsi out of the machine here at work to mix with the shake. Ugh! Not horrible, but not great. I hate diet Pepsi!

I'm going to try to be a little more stringent with the food plan and see if that doesn't loosen up this mini plateau a little.

Monday, April 06, 2009

The great wait

I shuffled into the bathroom this morning for my morning weigh in and shower.

Does anyone else feel a twinge of fear when you step on the scale and wait for the answer to pop up?

Back before the digital era, you'd step on the scale and the little dial would almost immediately point to your weight. Now that it's all digital, I first have to tap the scale with my foot to zero it out and then step on it and then...wait.

It's just a few seconds, but they are incredibly long seconds before the amount you weigh flashes on the little screen.

My number this morning was 264 lbs. That 50lbs in 10 weeks. Congratulations to me.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

6,000 Pounds

I went to a meeting of heath advisers yesterday in Portland. There was about 200 people there. We all went up on stage and stated how much weight we had lost on Medifast. The total was over 6,000 pounds for the group!

This morning I weighted in at 265. It's really hard to believe it. 250s here I come.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

And the pounds keep rolling off...

I'd down 48 lbs as of this morning...thank you Medifast for saving my life. Thank you Dave for letting me know about it. :)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Down a pound

I'm back down to 267 this morning. Wow this has been a weird week or so of weight loss/weight gain.

I'm hoping that I back in the weight loss groove again! I do need to drink more water (seems like a hassle to me).

I got my latest order of Medifast foods in yesterday. I tried the Smores bar which was new to me...really good. I also tried the cream of chicken which was also good, but I needed to mix it a little better than I did. It ended up a little clumpy.

Onward and downward!