OLDARMYMED's CalorieKing Blog

I'm ba-a-ack

Saturday, March 28th 2015

After a few months of chaos and getting a book (at least the text part) to the publisher, I finally have some free time to get back on CK. I put a bit of the weight back on but am am holding my own now and am planning to stay in a maintenance or moderate loss mode until June, when the book will finally be published. Until then I have at least two iterations of intense proofreading and correcting, along with the creation of a number of architectural drawings and illustrations. No it is not a nov...

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Maintaining through the holidays

Sunday, December 7th 2014

I decided in early November to put the weight loss golas on hold through the holidays. My objective is to reduce the holiday stress while simply maintaining my weight. So far I have been successful (up and down 3 or 4 pounds but holding the line as designed). I am going to stay off the weight loss train until after the New Year then pick up where I left off. The goal for the holidays is just to maintain without So far, so good. The holidays are stressful enough without the added stress of ...

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Gratuitous blog entry

Friday, October 17th 2014

I just realized that it has been a while since my last blog entry. So, here it is. :teeth1:

Blended Salads

Saturday, September 27th 2014

This is likely to be old news for many but, for me, it was an amazing discovery. I have had six blended salads this week. I find they are quick and easy, and a very tasty and satisfying way of getting a nourishing meal. The variety is almost endless and I can even toss in a few "super" veggies that I don't particularly care for and they are completely concealed in the menagerie of flavor. In addition to the nutritional benefits of blended salads over conventional salads is the fact ...

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A Short Poem - A Ballad for Weight Loss

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Joy I gain from healthy eating,
Loving salads and fresh fruit.
What I’ll do to look appealing
In a Speedo bathing suit.

Winning battles with temptation,
Fighting daily with desire,
Pushing harder on the journey -
CK forums do inspire.

I’ll forego the extra helpings,
"Pass" on sweets and “super size.”
Filling up on roasted veggies,
Saying “no” to cakes and fries.

Breathing easy as the weight falls,
Sleep more soundly every night.
As I watch, the poun...

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