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Another Refill?

Another Refill?

I'm sure you remember the failed policy that New York Mayor Bloomberg attempted to pass earlier this year, the ban on sodas 16 oz. or larger. It's not surprising that such a policy didn't work out as people need to make better choices on their own. However, I do agree that something needs to be done about the sugary drinks as so many people are obese.

One solution might be to stop offering self service for sodas at fast food restaurants. I don't know how many times I've witnessed people refilling their large sodas at McDonald's. Not only have these people ingested what was probably a huge meal full of calories, they went and piled more sugar and calories on by having 2 or 3 servings of soda. I think the only self service machine should be for water, coffee or unsweetened iced tea.

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A little late with my update. Week 6 weigh-in. Big loss!

A little late with my update. Week 6 weigh-in. Big loss!

This past Tuesday I weighed in for my 6th week of the YMCA's wellness challenge.  I lost 4 additional pounds since the previous weigh-in.  That leaves me at a weight of 241.5 lbs.  Since the start of the challenge I have lost a total of 23 lbs in six weeks.  Lets see if I can lose enough to break the 30lb mark by the end of the challenge.  That gives me 2 more weeks to lose 7 lbs.

I've gone from a 46 inch pant size down to 42's.  My target goal weight is still 66 lbs away at 175 lbs. I'm shooting for the end of March (my birthday) and I am confident I will reach my goal by then.

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Pomegranates... Nature's Natural Blood Pressure Medication

Pomegranates... Nature's Natural Blood Pressure Medication

Pomegranates are in season and they are once again in abundance at most grocery stores. I had a tough time finding them last spring, but it's nice to see them in so many stores again.

I've written about pomegranates before. I thought they were worth mentioning again as this fruit really is a super food.

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Weekly weigh-in update. I'm still going down.

Weekly weigh-in update. I'm still going down.

A brief update:  I weighed in this past Tuesday at 245.5 lbs. That is another 2.5 lbs dropped since last week!

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Rich H.
Scott, congratulations on the weight loss! You're doing great!
Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:35

Look At This! A Reminder Of Just How Fat I Was!

Wow. That's all I have to say. Look at this before picture! I can't believe I was this heavy less than two years ago.

When I look at this picture, it makes me wonder what's going through my mind. This was taken in a restaurant, although I can't make out which one. I can only imagine the kind of food I ordered then.

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