30 January, 2008

Livin' Large!

Hello again!

I hope that God has blessed you this week!

I live in Salt Lake City, and let me say….I am tired of SNOW! I am looking forward to warmer days.

I don’t know the official snowfall totals this year, but I know I have had to shovel too many times.

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I think I am down about a half a pound…so not much movement on the scales, but at least there is no upward movement!

I realized recently that all the clothes I buy are simply L (Large) in size. Praise God for helping me do this!
I used purchase XXL! I like to say now that “I am Living Large!”
(…as opposed to “Living Xtra Xtra Large!)
The feeling is absolutely amazing! Sometimes things like buying clothes can be so depressing when you are struggling with your weight.
Another odd thing I did not expect…my ring size is now smaller. ..my wedding ring is loose…but not THAT loose…ha ha!
I may have to have it resized…if you can resize titanium…

When I go to bed tomorrow, it will be a full year…count them…365 days…since making the life changing decision to follow a low carb lifestyle. What an amazing BLESSING this approach to eating has been to my life.

I hope God richly blesses you this week! If you don’t know Him…let me know…and I will introduce you to Him.

When I get some time, I will be blogging on some much deeper issues. Sometimes I cannot express myself well enough.

So the deeper subjects will take some time to “get down on paper."

Out of the mouth of babes…

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Popsible: She simply cannot say “Popsicle.”


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Look at everything new with wonder and surprise….


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Our little “E.T.”

23 January, 2008

Low-carb 1st Anniversary

Well….it has been nearly a full year since I started living a low-carb lifestyle. February 1st is my first anniversary!

God has blessed me so much this year. He has controlled my hunger, cravings, and temptations!

I have not gone “off-plan” this entire year and it seems now that I never will! This is way I choose to eat!

As of today, my weight loss total is 73 pounds! I have been annoyed/upset/depressed lately because I have been stuck on that 73 pounds for some time now. Jimmy Moore’s blogs and podcasts have helped remind me of what I have achieved and to focus on the incredibly positive results so far!

I have refocused and am beginning the Induction Phase of the Atkin’s plan to see if I attain even more loss!

There is a brave young man chronicling his low-carb progress using YouTube videos. His YouTube name is ShrinkingTonyG. Although I did not have as much weight to lose, I can certainly relate to some of the struggles and frustrations he is going through! Please watch his video entries and leave some encouraging comments for him!

For those of you wanting to shed 10 pounds or 200 pounds I highly encourage that you find some type of low-carb solution simply because it works! Read Jimmy’s blogs. The information he has about several low-carb options is fantastic!


God Bless!

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I want to pass along a few “new words” that my 4 year old daughter has used in the last year or so. Some are quite interesting, so I think I will have one per blog.

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Out of the mouths of babes….

Crocadator : a combination of crocodile and alligator. That one made us laugh out loud when she said it.

Here is a picture of the girl’s I love!

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16 January, 2008

Random TV

Hello again readers!

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

In my last blog I mentioned asthma. I was taking a daily steroid inhalant….that simply killed my voice. I do not talk that much….but by the end of the day my voice was simply shot.

At the follow up doctor visit I mentioned it, and he wrote a new prescription for a pill instead of an inhaler. What a huge difference this has made for me!

So far, all is well and I have not had any wheezing of any kind for weeks! Praise God for the miracle of modern medicine!

Where were you on the night of January 16th?
I was blogging away at the church I attend, waiting for AWANAs to end.

I could not think of anything really interesting to blog about so I thought I’d blog about TV…isn’t that SO EXCITING!

I watched most of the first episode of American Idol yesterday…..from Philadelphia! Hey…I’ve been there….seen the Liberty Bell…..sang in a choir at Liberty Square on the 4th of July….ahhh….the memories…..

I think those going to Hollywood were pretty good…some of them were amazing!

The “freak show” contestants were…in a word…excruciating! I think Simon Cowell should do what he can to reduce some of that. I know that is part of the appeal of the entire show, but come on……I wonder how some of those folks even made it past the preliminary auditions to get in front of the real judges.

I missed the second show….since I am here at church…not in front of the TV.

The other show my wife and I like to watch is Prison Break…or as we call it…for no sane reason…Prison Bake.

We have to record this one, and watch after the young’uns go to sleep. As impossible as the show is, it is done very well. We are anxiously waiting for 24! I guess production will begin again when Keifer gets his behind out of jail.

Television viewing in our house is mainly kid friendly stuff. We have a 1 year old, and an almost 4 year old. Disney Channel is the most common channel at our house.

I have seen episodes of Hannah Montana, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Cory in the House repeatedly...….so many times….but my daughter loves Hannah, and both the girls “dance” to the music…so it’s fun.

I must admit…I laugh out loud a few times watching the insanity that is…..Hannah Montana.

If it’s not the kid friendly channels….it is some kid friendly movie on DVD or VHS that we have seen ad nauseum.

I have to watch The Simpsons online…..during lunch break. Although this is arguably the best and funniest show on TV….it is just not suitable for the young ones. Too much sass mouth and such. Some people think that a lot of the Disney shows have too much sass mouth…..but I digress…

I almost forgot to mention another show we really like, but rarely watch for various reasons…..House.

Our TV seems to be stuck on Fox…ha ha! House is a GREAT show. My wife likes Dr. House’s snarky remarks….the Simon Cowell of doctors…..

We used to really like CSI: La$ Vega$ but have missed so many episodes, we have lost track of it. The Miami version of CSI is so pathetic…..we never even watched that lame show.

Until next time….

God Bless