Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's time to lose some weight.

A lot of it.  I've been treating myself poorly and as a result I've very gradually grown to 255 pounds.    I've recently cut down my alcohol consumption and I'm still not losing weight so it's time to diet and to exercise.   I'm not sure of my exact approach yet.  I'm going to start by carefully tracking food and exercise and seeing where I want to go from there.  What I suspect, though, is I'll end up somewhere on the paleo/South Beach/Atkins continuum.  I'm kind of skeptical of the science behind any of those but I also know there are a lot of former fat people who swear by some combination of them.  Also, that route involves what I believe to be the least adjustment to what I actually want to eat, which I think is important if I want to maintain whatever new weight I manage to attain.

In anticipation of that, I might have purchased some protein today.

Beef, pork, chicken.  Fish I'll buy fresh.  I'll be needing a lot more fish.  Tomorrow it's off to Citarella to get fruit and veggies.  I've already got about every oil, spice, vinegar, and other intermediate/accompaniment known to mankind.  I also have at least 6 different kinds of sugar.  That may be part of the problem. 

The bigger change is that I've got to get moving more.

In case anyone cares, I've signed up with  It's supposed to sync automagically with, for which I have the free version.  I haven't figured out how to do that yet.  Also, I don't know how to attach the weight loss ticker to the sidebar over there ===>  but when I do it will apparently look like this:

Created by MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods

Anyone know how to attach that?   It's not a "widget."

At any rate, wish me luck!


  1. One word..popcorn! Air popped, of course. Unless you completely drench the stuff in butter it isn't going to be over 60 calories. It fills you up it's satisfying and fun to eat, it can be made in a bunch of different ways and it is packed with fiber. If you are going high protein, you are really going to need that last part.

  2. Good luck, Greg!


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