COACHMILLICAN's SparkPeople Blog COACHMILLICAN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community COACH LOST 6 POUNDS In the past month, I lost 6 pounds. Yeah, yeah yeah. Big deal. I want to know--I managed my emotional upsets this week. Can I manage them responsibly all the time? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:35:13 EST today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm working on my housemate/so-called girlfriend dilemma. I think I took on more than I bargained for when I started seeing her. She is a "project" with major-dude health challenges, and it is a challenge for me not to eat out of resentment, anger, frustration, unconsciousness, etc, etc, etc, --you know the drill. <BR> <BR> The challenge, really, as so many of you have reiterated, is to manage my weight, my food ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:21:00 EST COACH IS LOOKING UP IN FEBRUARY <em>334</em> COACH INVITES YOU TO JOIN HIM. IF YOU ARE IN THE PORTLAND, OREGON AREA AND WANT TO JOIN COACH IN A REAL LIVE SUPPORT GROUP, CONTACT HIM HERE! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:10:35 EST COACH STABILITY IN OCTOBER 2013 I have a regular, full time job. I finally have some stability in my life. <img src=""> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:05:40 EST DAMONS SELF CONFIDENCE AND SELF ACCEPTANCE ON THE ROAD OF EXPERIENCE, EH? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:09:53 EST changes It's weird. Last time I was successful in losing weight was 17 years ago! I thought it was a bit harder to lose weight at 40 than it was at age 32, which was my age when I was first married. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm 57 and it's hard as hell! My energy is low, my weight is much more, I work more hours, my metabolism is weird, I have arthritis in my knees and I get indigestion when I don't eat--my gawd, what a laundry list of circumstances that seem to conspire against me! <BR> <BR> I guess I need ... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:02:19 EST Damon--back in the fold <em>100</em> I'm back Sat, 6 Apr 2013 23:13:12 EST EMOTIONAL EATING AND MOTIVATION Damon describes the realization that he eats to medicate his emotions, and he discusses motivation--get out there and do it! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:21:46 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR I LIVE much of my life in a relative stupor--basically, unconscious. Why is that? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:07:28 EST GOOD FRIEND/HEALTH NEWS I'm feeling much better today! <em>41</em> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:48:58 EST DAMON'S VLOG2 Wow--a year has come and gone since my last vlog. I've made a lot of changes, so I'm starting over! Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:11:08 EST just for today <em>39</em> <BR> So here we go again. It's hard for me to write. I'm not really sure who is gonna read this. <BR> It's been like almost 2 years since I did a blog entry. <BR> <BR> What is changed is i'm smoking again I'm working too much & i live with my brother now. <BR> <BR> Lost any weight. I'm still just over 300 pounds. <BR> <BR> Not really sure what to do just to get motivated. <BR> <BR> Part of the problem is that i dont have a regular set schedule. So its hard to sustain a... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 04:08:56 EST I quit smoking <em>20</em> <BR> Yesterday, I quit smoking. I mean, like 2 days ago I had my last cigarette. I'm on the patch, and Free & Clear wants me to get on the patch, too. <BR> <BR> I feel nervous about quitting. I've kept my smoking a secret from my family for years. I live alone, so that wasn't so difficult, but sometimes I feel like I lived a lie for years. I was too embarrassed to let on that I smoked! <BR> <BR> Even now, just admitting this, i'm chewing on the gum like crazy! <BR> <BR> What ... Tue, 3 May 2011 01:37:26 EST Day 2 My diet is going well. I'm not exercising, however, and I thought I quit smoking--but not yet. I've decided on a quit date: May 1, 2011! <BR> <BR> I did a 'mini-quit' yesterday and through last night. I had a cig. last night. I delayed having one this morning, and am about to have one now. <BR> <BR> I don't feel guilty about smoking, because I've cut back. Last week, I was doing about 8 cigarettes a day. 2 days ago I had 2. yesterday I had 1! <BR> <BR> So, needlesstosay, I feel proud of my... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:25:01 EST Damon's 1st Blog <img src=""> <BR> My first entry. Where to begin. Well, the facts, ma'am, just the facts. <BR> Age: 55 next month. <BR> Height: 6'2" <BR> Weight: 300# <BR> <BR> Those facts up there kinda tell my whole story. <BR> Somewhere not long after marrying at age 32, I began to gain weight. I managed to get down to 190 for my wedding day, which was way back in 1988. I gained weight. My lovely wife, all 5' of her, remained about 100-125# for m... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 01:36:21 EST