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Her "doggy bag" weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces. YIKES!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My daughter ordered spaghetti last night at a local diner. It came with a salad, garlic bread, and dessert. The order also had 4 HUGE meatballs - like 3 - 4 inches accross.

So, she ate her salad, a slice of bread, some of the pasta, and 1 meatball.... and she skipped dessert because she wasn't hungry anymore. So we took the rest of her meal home with her. When I lifted it up, I thought "Dang that's heavy!" So I put it on my kitchen scale when we got home. It weighed 2 pounds and 7 ounces!

I took home more than half of my meal, and my wife took home half of her meal, which size wise, was the smallest of all our meals.

I realize that it is up to the consumer to eat a healthy sized portion. I also realize that if restaurants served healthy sized portions they couldn't make money.

But it sure is an uphill battle for the folks who go to restaurants, when you consider that my 9 year old was probably given about 3.5 POUNDS of food as her meal. IMO, there just is no way to justify that for anybody. It's amazing, from my perspective, that anybody can stay thin these days if they go out to eat.

The food was good, but I don't think we can "afford", healthwise, to go back.

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NITAINMN 2/1/2012 3:55PM

    The restaurants these days seems to think its OK to charge more as long as there is more food served.......even McDonald' Super sizes!! Have you seen that documentary " Super size me" ? Worth the watch! Glad you are watching what you eat..... emoticon

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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 11/3/2011 9:32AM

    If you could all eat the same thing you could order one meal, enjoy that and save money and calories! And, you might have room for a nice dessert.


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LEXIE63 4/30/2011 7:18AM

    Good grief! This four meals worth of meat! What are they thinking?
Lex xxx

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TURTLERASKIN 4/23/2011 7:47PM

    When my sister and I go out now, we tend to get a dinner salad and an entree, and we split them. (I'm lucky that she and I have almost exactly the same taste in food.) And still sometimes it's too much food!

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I thought I was cheating, but I guess not! WooHoo!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So, we had settlement at our new home, 2 weeks ago. But tomorrow is when all the heavy stuff gets moved in by the younger, stronger guys who get paid, LOL.... But for the last 6 weeks I have been packing, unpacking. loading, and unloading basically everyday.

I feel "fatter" than before all this moving started. I haven't been on a scale in 6 weeks. And today I was AFRAID to get on a scale, fearing the worst, but I made myself get on....

WooHoo! Down to 282.

I've been incredibly worn out and listless for these last few weeks. I guess it is old age and diabetes raging their ugly heads. Plus all the work of course. But I was feeling like I was eating nothing but what I shouldn't be. LOTS of CARBS..... bad for diabetics, but the fridge is at my old house until tomorrow, and carbs is pretty much all we have at the new house so far, so that is what I have been eating. Plus, I / we have been eating out a lot because no fridge here yet.... and I'm not the guy who will order salads at a restaurant, though I eat them often at home.

Also, my Apple computer is still at the other house, or I would have made a video blog. Hopefully I have that up here and running by the weekend.

I am pleasantly surprised by weight loss. I really expected at least a 5 pound gain. I'll take it and run!

Looking forward to getting back on plan. And working out again.

Miss you all!

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LEXIE63 4/16/2011 1:58PM

    I hope it won't be too long before you are properly moved in. Congrats on the loss! :-) Not an easy thing to manage in the circumstances. :-)
Lex xxx
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ANDYINBC 4/14/2011 8:52AM

    Way to go! Lot of stress in moving. I would have gained 10 pounds for sure. Losing is a bonus!

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RAINBOWMF 4/13/2011 10:18PM

    Good luck Buddy, I hope thing settle down soon.
You have been moving far tooooooooooo long LOL!!!


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FINERFLOWER 4/13/2011 4:26PM

    Congrats! Hey dont order salads. Order a nice filet mignon, just pass on the potato. I do it all the time.

MMMM red meat.

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IMIN2GENES 4/13/2011 2:02PM

    Wow! Congrats on the loss! Just think how much success you'll have when you get back in the groove again...


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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Last night was my twin daughter's annual Father - Daughter dance, only this year they made it a father - daughter "Swim, gym, and DJ dance".......

The dance part was just the final 45 minutes.... but it was the gym part that set me back. About a month ago I did something to my thigh. Not sure what, but it was painful going up steps and running. A few days ago I noticed that all the pain was gone. So, last night I was playing Star Wars Tag, and running Hula Skirt races, when my thigh gave out on me.... though today I seem fine except when going up steps.

I gotta tell you, playing Start Wars tag was much harder than the relay race.... I collapsed as I crossed the finish line, when my thigh gave out..... and i had to run the relay 2x.... once with each daughter. It gave out just as i was finishing my 2nd race..... I wish - or maybe I don't wish - I had a camera... I was running through the gym, wearing a hula skirt, carrying an inflatable duck pool toy, wearing a lei, and a huge set of sun glasses.... oh, and also carrying a small "boogie board".... and after that we played beach ball volleyball.

Not sure it was the smartest thing I ever did, but it was my twins final father daughter event in that school.

Oh, and the DJ 100% ROCKED THE HOUSE! ( I was the DJ... LOL ) But then again, I expect to be good. I DJ kids events for a living.

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JEANNERR 4/3/2011 9:51PM

    I wish there was a video. LOL.

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MUEHLBBO 3/28/2011 9:34PM

    Sorry to hear about the thigh, but what a special time for your daughters! I love to see and hear about special times shared between children and parents. Love it.

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LEXIE63 3/28/2011 2:52PM

    In spite of your thigh issues, it sounds like a wonderful time was had by all! Hey, Mr. DJ, play a little song for me. :-)
Lex xxx

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ANDYINBC 3/28/2011 1:13AM

    Sorry to hear the thigh gave out on you but I am sure the memories for your daughters and yourself will last a lifetime. Way to go Dad!

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So excited finally. Not weight related.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

3 more days til we own the new house. 3 more days until I can start setting up my new gym. 3 more days before I have to work about 10 days to move.... LOL.... wish us luck.

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RAINBOWMF 4/13/2011 12:57AM

    Come back soon, we miss you.

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ANDYINBC 3/28/2011 1:16AM

    Good luck, enjoy the move and the excitement of a new place!

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TABUKRA69 3/28/2011 12:37AM

    Wishing you good luck and I can read the excitement.

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Salsa..... my entire dinner was salsa.

Monday, March 21, 2011

This was my entire dinner..... all of it...... it was just what i was in the mood for.... BTW, I don't really like fresh tomatoes, except in salsa. These were canned, but I frequently use fresh in the summer.

1 28 ounce can of plum tomatoes - preferably from San Marzano..... juice rinsed off.
1/2 diced red onion
1 TBS olive oil
2 chipotles in adobo sauce
1 TBS taco seasoning
1 or 2 habaneros.... usually 1, chopped fine
2 tsp MINCED garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 can of corn --- optional.... I did NOT add this tonight.
2 - 3 TBS of chopped cilantro

Pulse it all in a blender. Pour it into a strainer to let the juice drain out. Then add the juice of 1, or even 2 limes.

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JEANNERR 3/22/2011 5:25PM

    Mmmmmmmm! emoticon

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TJCADDO 3/21/2011 9:49PM

    That sounds really good!!! You always share recipes that are healthy and have so much flavor. Thank you. emoticon

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GLORRE 3/21/2011 12:12AM

  Yum! Sounds delicious

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