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Weigh In 1-9-13

Just a quick little post. I’m baby sitting for a friend of mine today. Her sweet angel is 2 months old already and really is a great baby.

Previous weight: 301.4 lbs

Current weight: 301.4 lbs

+/-: 0

I’m really not discouraged because I’ve been stuck here for a good month now. I keep telling myself its just a plateau and once I figure out the right thing to mix up the weight should start coming off again. Plus, at least I didn’t gain this week!

A friend of mine has committed to walking with me daily in the evenings, except on days that it is frigid outside or raining. Now I know some of you may say that neither of those things should be an excuse to not walk. But please remember, we do live in west Texas and are not accustomed to either of those weather conditions.

What commitment to your health have you made recently?


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Weigh In 1-2-13

Seems like my last weigh in was 11-21-11. I think this one is a little over due. Without further ado, today’s weigh in.

Previous weight (11-21-11): 322.0 lbs

Current weight: 301.4 lbs

+/-: -20.6 lbs

At least I know where I am starting from (again)!


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Weigh In 11-21-11

Previous weight:  319.6 lbs

Current weight:  322.0 lbs

+/-:  +2.4 lbs

I’m actually not very upset about the gain this week.  My monthly visitor showed up on Saturday with a vengeance.  Water retention, water retention, water retention! 

I was expecting to show a gain this week, simply based on how my clothes are fitting.  I suppose the real test will be at next Monday’s weigh in! 

I bought lots of healthy choices for the week.  But I think even with the best of intentions, we can all attest to how difficult getting through Thanksgiving and Christmas can be without going a little bit nuts.  Maybe I’ll just use the rule:  If you want it, you gotta earn it.  Then take a walk before giving in to over eating?  


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Weigh In 11/17/11

My last weigh in was Oct 20th, so almost a month ago.  How am I doing?  See for yourself…

Previous weight:  321.6 lbs

Current weight:  319.6 lbs

+/-:  -2.0 lbs

I know, I should be happy with any loss, but I have to admit I always hope to see more.  It would probably be helpful if I would have more realistic goals, instead of just hoping and praying that I’ll wake up one day to discover that I miraculously lost 150+ lbs.  Not going to happen, I know.

This is an attempt to get in there, get my ass moving and what better way than making myself accountable?  Please do me a favor, if I don’t post weigh ins weekly, kick my ass until I do.  Monday I will go back to regularly scheduled programming by posting my weigh ins then.

You may be asking yourself what the hell I am thinking jumping back on the waggon right before the holidays start.  That is a valid question.  The way I see it, if I am not at least trying to do the right things, then I am going to be out of control for the next month.  There won’t be a pie, cookie or piece of candy that will stand a chance.  I am counting on reporting my weight weekly again, as a means to hold me to not over indulging. 

The following recipe really has nothing to do with anything.  I just figured while I am posting I will throw this in, I’ve been meaning to for a while now.  I thought maybe this would go well with David from Keep It Up David‘s Dijon Green Beans.  For the record I got this from Atkins Recipe’s.  My family really enjoys it, I hope you do as well.


      12 ounce pork tenderloin, sliced into 4 medallions
      2 tablespoons unsalted butter
      1 teaspoon chopped garlic
      ¾ cup chicken broth
      ¼ cup sour cream
      1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
      1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
      Pinch salt
    Pinch ground black pepper


  1. Heat butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides. Add pork medallions and sauté until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove pork from skillet and cover to keep warm. 
  2. Add garlic to skillet and sauté until aroma is released, about 30 seconds. 
  3. Add chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits. Simmer liquid 2–3 minutes to reduce slightly.
  4. Remove skillet from heat and whisk in sour cream, mustard and dill. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Return pork to skillet along with any juices that have accumulated. Reheat over medium heat for just 2–3 minutes. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately

Nutritional Information
Per Serving:

Net Carbs: 3 grams

Fiber: 0 grams

Protein: 37 grams

Fat: 22 grams

Calories: 368
Recipe Information:
Makes: 2 servings

Prep Time: 0:05:00

Marinate Time: 0:00:00

Cook Time: 0:15:00

Cool Time: 0:00:00






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Weigh In 9-19-11

Previous Weight:  325.0 lbs

Current Weight:  325.2 lbs

+/-:  +0.2 lbs

Honestly, I am just glad I didn’t gain more! 

We spent the weekend at my mother’s house.  She cooked and cooked and cooked and cooked some more!

I’m still not 100% on Paleo.  Hoping to make that last leap of faith this week.  I didn’t do it this past week because I was sick.  I think it was the flu, if it wasn’t it was the most horrible cold I’ve ever had in my entire life.

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Weigh In 9/12/11

Previous weight:  326.0 lbs

Current weight:   325.0 lbs

+/-:   -1.0 lb

Yay?  At least it was something in the right direction.

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The Mysterious Case Of The Missing Blogger

You may have noticed that I have been absent, missing, on the down low, the dl, incognito.

Maybe, it isn’t really all that mysterious.  After all, I have lost my marbles in the past and flew the coop with little to no warning.

It is likely that this is what you presumed (notice I did not say you assumed, therefore I didn’t accuse you of making and ass out of you or me) was going on.

As I alluded to in my previous post, I have been using my “free” time to read, study, reasearch, learn.

For a while now, I have been telling Chris that in order for any diet to really work for me I have to get off the processed foods.  Plain and simple.  They are bad for you and addictive (at least to someone like me, who already has an addictive personality).  I have also expressed to him the desire to get the kids off of processed foods and sugar for more than a little while. 

I don’t want them growing up with the same food issues I have dealt with for a lifetime.  I want to teach them to make healthy and wise food choices.  But you really have to lead by example where that is concerned.  It does no good to preach to your kids about the perils of super refined and sugar laden foods while having a candy bar in one hand and a coke in the other.

After doing some internet research on the Paleo diet, I decided I wanted more information.  I know I could have gotten most if not all the information I needed right off the internet, but I like the idea of holding a book in my hands, turning the pages one at a time, even dog earing the pages as I come to a point I must stop reading.

So, off to the books store I went. 

I purchased The Paleo Solution: The original Human Diet by Robb Wolf.

I freaking loved it!

It was funny, smart, insightful and revetting.  I remembered enough of my EMS classes that at least the parts of the book that had information that I’ve previously been exposed too was correct. 

You may be wondering what The Paleo Diet is exactly

My interpretation is this:  Low carb minus all processed foods and dairy.

Will it be hard?  Yes!  I love my cheese and sour cream.

Will it be worth it?  Yes, I believe not only will I start feeling better, I will also start looking better.

This next week will be spent making the transition to a processed foods and dairy free lifestyle.  I am also going to be making the switch to grass-fed beef, and butters made from grass-fed beef.   I will begin trying to incorporate more wild fish and eggs enriched with omega-3.  All of this along with a rainbow of fresh vegetables (limited fruits due to my blood sugar issues).

I’ll be sure to keep you updated on my progress.




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