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2012 Has Come and Gone!
I am amazed! The entire year of 2012 has passed and I can say maintaining my weight was far easier than I expeted. At the end of 2011 I said I would not post again until then end of 2012....unless...

2012 Has Come and Gone!
I am amazed! The entire year of 2012 has passed and I can say maintaining my weight was far easier than I expeted. At the end of 2011 I said I would not post again until then end of...

Staying Fit
It is 2011! I cannot believe I have been posting for almost 5 years! The good news is that I have stuck with the calorie restriction plan (I no longer consider it a diet) for five years. The great news...

Surviving Adding Vacation Pounds
I have just returned from Key West and five days of enjoying good friends, eating at fun places, and enjoying a beverage or three. Definitely not the environment for maintaining weight objectives or the time to worry about doing so!...

2010 Update - Calorie Restricted Way of Life
I guess the best thing I could post would be a boring post. And that is what I am doing. The holidays have come and gone. Thanks to my calorie restricted lifestyle (no longer a diet), I came through with...

Calorie Restriction Works!
What can I say. Monitoring my calories has become second nature. I am now able to manage my weight hardly thinking about it. Now I know when I over do it that I might slip up a notch. I also...

Another Year
I cannot believe it has been a year since my last post. Actually it has been a little over eleven months. The key to an effective weight loss plan is that it actually help to achieve one's desired weight then...

Facing the Holidays Without Regret
It has now been 32 months since I reached my targeted weight. For once I am looking forward to enjoying the Holidays without concern my weight might sneak out of control. For two years I have weathered that storm by...

Chia Seeds Can Imrove Your Quality of Life
Chia seeds, when added to my normal diet, seem to add stamina on the tennis court, clarity of focus on the court or in the business environment, and a general feeling of well being throughout the day.

Enjoy that Special Piece of Cake
No change is the good news. I continue at my targeted weight and have found that I rely less on the calorie intake monitoring tool I originally needed to keep my daily calories at 1,500. After three years I have...

Chia Seeds - An Easy Compliment to Healthy Eating
I am happy to share that as of this date I continue to enjoy a steady weight, my goal weight, that has been steady now for two years and counting. The key to maintaining my weight is simple. Calorie restriction...

January 2008!
I am back to report that I truly enjoyed the 2007 holiday season with no worries about my weight and for the second time in recent hisory of not making a resolution to lose weight, exercise more or anything relating...

The Impact of Snacking
A month ago I thought I would try a little experiment. I know I have learned what the impact of one's diet is on weight; especially total calorie intake. I know that a careful balancing of calorie sources is important...

It Really Did Work!
I am at a loss as to what needs to be said now. It is like I have said it all. It has been 18 months and I have enjoyed a stable, effortless maintenance routine. My weight is dead on...

Goodbye Weight Monkey
It has been one year since I achieved my targeted weight. The toughest part of any diet is to make all the hard work stay off! After a year I can say that not only has the weight stayed off,...

Be bold. Have it your way!
It is hard to come up with comments for this blog. Another month and another sense of victory; AKA control. I have held my targeted weight without any significant sense of personal deprivation. It is not because I am indulging...

Missing the Vacation Bulge
Here I am again. It has been another 90 days and I am pleased to report that my weight has remained stuck at my targeted weight. That includes a nine day trip to deliver a friend's boat up the Sea...

Calories Matter
I just thought I would provide an update. The biggest issue I have had with diets and weight management programs is that they may work short term, but the weight comes back as soon as you achieve your goal and...

One Year and Counting
Looking back it does not seem to be possible that I started this fitness campaign 18 months ago, achieved my target weight in six months, and have been able to maintain that target for the last 12 months. The key,...

Another Good Month to Report
Another month and the results are in. It has now been eight months and my weight remains unchanged and quite easy to maintain. In fact, I seem to have to work as much on keeping it up as I do...

Smart Eating in Restaurants
Once you're aware of the impact of your choices, it's interestng to observe how others apply their dietary regimens to dining out. Recently a group of us met for lunch. The menu was the standard fare of burgers, salads and...

Knowledge can set you free!
It is interesting how information can change one's habits. The program I have been following is more an awareness of the nutritional and caloric value of what I eat than a specific diet plan. It balances how much I eat...

Vacation With No Weight Gain
Using a calorie awareness approach I find that I can estimate meals easily and enjoy dining out without feeling restricted to a certain diet. I have learned about portion size and what foods are simply laden with calories. I can...

180 Days and Still Maintaining!
We do tend to eat until we feel full without realizing that we have overeaten. Our fast-paced dining habits may well be one of the causes of our obesity problems.

Weight Control After 120 Days
After 120 days I am still tracking at 155 with a half pound average variance day-to-day. Maintaining my target weight has become an after thought. What is interesting is that I have to watch losing weight as much as gaining...

Gaining Control and Taking Responsibility
Why is this working for me? Because I have no excuse for it not to work. The difference for me was control. By becoming informed of the impact my food choices were having on my life, I became personally responsible for the outcome of those decisions. Suddenly I was doing this for me and not for what others thought of me.

FitDay - Real Weight Control Results
FitDay does not so much as champion a specific diet or healthy eating program. It provides the programming to enable you to understand what you are doing, target what you want to do, and then monitor through trend reporting your progress.

Experience with the Zone Diet
The next phase of my campaign to regain control of my weight was with Dr. Sears’ Zone diet. It is definitely healthier than the low-carb craze. Fruit was suddenly welcomed back.

A Little History - Atkins Diet and Somersizing
I tried the Atkins Diet and the Somersizing plan. Low-carb, high protien, lots of cheese and bacon. This seemed to be doable; almost easy. And it seemed to work.

A Healthy Eating Plan for Weight Loss
A healthy eating plan is what it took for one man to lose more than 40 pounds. He had unsuccessfully tried all the fad diets, including the Atkins Diet and the Zone, but he found a method of his own that worked.


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