23 Down, A Zillion More to Go...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

23 Down, A Zillion More to Go...
Another day. I stand and watch my Wii avatar puff up like some strange Atlantic blow fish as my daily weight and BMI are calculated. My only consolation? I no longer have to dodge the flying buttons and the console no longer says, "One at a time, please." 

Like millions of Americans, years of neglect, poor diet, and lack of exercise has put me in an area where I too am in for the fight of my life. The battle of the bulge was not fought in Europe. For many of us, it is being fought daily here in our own households
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"Baby, come back", is the call I hear from the fast food joints I used to frequent. Crap shoved to me through a window, has now been replaced by the taste-bud tantalizing medley of celery sticks, broccoli heads and baby carrots - Yum! Yum! And, let's not forget the cardboard and ketchup tasting low cal pizzas.

No pain - no gain seems to be worth it as I watch the pounds slowly melt away. Who knows, maybe I will become one of those biggest losers too.

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Suzanne McLaughlin
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Michael...there are so many good low cal and/or low fat recipes that you really don't have to eat the ketchup and cardboard.  In a while, your tastebuds will adjust and the burgers, fatty pizzas, etc., won't even be appealing.  You will yearn for a fresh pear or a crisp apple. 

January 29, 2010 06:48 AM #6
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Good for you Michael!  I never deprive myself of anything, well usually not, but I work out daily and really do try to eat healthy most of the time.....but, I love some fast food too once in awhile!

January 29, 2010 07:03 AM #7
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Micheal, I need to do this myself....too many fast food drive-throughs as we are rushing from one appointment to another.

January 29, 2010 07:20 AM #8
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It's amazing how age brings on the pounds and bad habits as well.  Our metabolism slows down but our eating habits increase.  Too many all-you-can-eat buffets, fast food drive-thrus, etc.  Where does it end?  Good luck on your venture to decrease.  I need to give up about twenty myself.  Have a great week.

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January 29, 2010 07:29 AM #9
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Michael, What's the saying?  If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself :)  I walk the track for exercise and then go and have a happy ending sundae as a reward!  I'm far from overweight but I have such high cholesterol :(

January 29, 2010 08:10 AM #10
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Michael - your energy level will increase dramatically as you have to drag around less weight. It will be a good summer for you.

January 29, 2010 08:16 AM #11
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Michael, I day at a time, my friend!
Thanks for making me think today,
Paul

January 29, 2010 08:19 AM #12
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Michael...You're on the program and as Paul says it is one day at a time..good luck.

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January 29, 2010 09:23 AM #13
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Michael, CONGRATULATIONS, you said 'eh'!!!!!  Love the Wii Fit also, but don't ya hate when she goes 'ow' when you step on? 

January 29, 2010 09:45 AM #14
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amen I started last friday and have made it to the gym 4 times.  I am so sore I wonder why I ever stopped going,  knowing I would have to go through this again.

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January 29, 2010 10:06 AM #15
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Hi Mike...sounds like a plan, Good Luck !

January 29, 2010 11:32 AM #16
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I watch a lot of exercise programs. Does that count when trying to keep fit?

January 29, 2010 11:33 AM #17
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Michael,

I do not do bad at home but I think I have put on some pounds here in Mexico.

January 29, 2010 12:25 PM #18
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Good luck my friend on your journey to visit the ultimate weight loss god.  I hear it can be fun one pound at a time....

January 29, 2010 04:36 PM #19
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Michael, the constant battle. Your post was very tongue in cheek funny. I know you would prefer a rib, but you only get tongue...hahaha...the aging body I heard all those years about, is upon me as well. Who knew?!!!

January 29, 2010 05:55 PM #20
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Michael.....when you hit 40 the body starts to change.  When I can, I watch the "Dr. Oz show".  He provides some great ways to lose weight, what to eat, etc.

January 29, 2010 08:27 PM #21
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Way to go!!! Just remember you can do anything you set your mind to do.

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January 30, 2010 04:09 AM #22
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My kids got the Wii for Christmas this year. I think ol' dad needs to use it to shed some pounds.

January 30, 2010 07:35 AM #23
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I feel your pain!  It seems that when I turned 30 my metabolism stopped!

January 30, 2010 04:08 PM #24
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Seriously, I have to do something too, but not sure what is going to be the best decision...I'm rooting for you!!!

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