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Life At Maintenance
Thursday, January 16, 2014      2 comments

My new life at a weight that is lower than when I was in high school is interesting. This is all new territory for me so I am continuing with my plan of measuring every bite on most days, calculating the calories and writing in my SP Nutrition T... Read more
New Experiment
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      1 comments

I was with a group of friends yesterday and we all went to a Chinese/Japanese buffet for lunch. It was the best one I'd ever seen. I was scared to know what it would do to my new maintenance weight. I choose carefully, no rice, no noodles, lots ... Read more
YAY, another new low
Thursday, January 09, 2014      1 comments

I hit a -30 this morning. I'm trying to find a resting point for my body. This has been a great journey. I'm on Day #159 of my 218 day journey to get to and stay at my goal weight.... Read more
I'm Trying To Find The Bottom
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      1 comments

I'm trying to find my maintenance point. The scales goes up 3, down 3, up 2, down 2 and my calories do not change. This is a bumpy ride trying to find the bottom and then settling down there. Today is Day #153 in my journey. I started 2014 at my... Read more
New Low Weight.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      0 comments

YAY, a new low of -29.0 lbs since I started this journey. I'm below my goal weight so now lets see if I can get my new body to adjust to this weight. The good/bad news is that I have a cruise coming up in just a month so I better adapt fast. My ... Read more
SP is the Answer
Thursday, January 02, 2014      1 comments

All of New Year's Eve Parties came back off with the SP Plan of measuring every morsel of food that goes into my mouth, calculate the calories, and journal the result in the SP Nutrition Tracker. It works. Estimating calories does NOT work for m... Read more
WOW, What Parties!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      3 comments

Well, we sure finished out 2013 with a blast. We invited some Chinese students over to our home and together cooked an amazing Chinese banquet. What fun! Then as soon as they left, we hustled off to the 60th birthday party for one of our best fr... Read more
New Goal For The New Year
Monday, December 30, 2013      1 comments

Now that I made my goal weight and am starting my new maintenance program on New Year's Day, my journey will be extended from 145 days to 218 days. This is when I see my doctor the next time. I want to be at 170 lbs on March 13, 2014. Tuesday is... Read more
Goal met ... but ...
Friday, December 27, 2013      2 comments

I'm at my January 1 goal weight a little early, but I'm still only eating my weight loss budget of calories. This means I'm at a plateau of my goal weight and I thought I could add a very few calories to find my maintenance level. I would hate t... Read more
Ending Well
Thursday, December 26, 2013      1 comments

We were given a gift to spend ... 365 days ... time. My wife and I invested a lot of it in other people, new international friends, and we were not disappointed. What a delight to have friends all over the world. Now we are on the brink of being... Read more
Merry Christmas to Everyone
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      1 comments

We are at the home of my daughter's family and last night we enjoyed opening gifts and a hearty soup supper. I went back to the serving pot too many times, but that's okay, tomorrow I will resume my budget of calories. Today we will celebrate by... Read more
Merry Christmas Eve Day
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      1 comments

'Twas the day before Christmas .... I'm going to go to my daughter's house and sing "Happy Birthday to Jesus" tomorrow. May the true meaning of Christmas consume your busy life. I love this season.... Read more
Potlucks are dangerous territory
Monday, December 23, 2013      1 comments

I found myself at a potluck after church yesterday with wonderful friends. I made wise choices of food but I made too many choices. Bummer ... estimating portions & calories does NOT work and the scale proved it this morning. Today I am back at ... Read more
Today's Activity - Snowblowing
Sunday, December 22, 2013      2 comments

The big storm is here. There are places to go. We have tickets for a local play and they never cancel for anything. Some of our family can't make it to town so I will try to get out and recruit people to use some of my tickets with us.... Read more
New Low Weight.
Sunday, December 15, 2013      6 comments

YAY, SP works. I'm on Day#135 and I hit a new low. I either need to set a new goal or start maintenance. I'm still sticking with my eating plan for now. It has been an amazing 135 days. I'm at the lowest weight in my adult life. I feel great!!!!... Read more

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