Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thin people have problems too

I am looking forward to the weigh in on Saturday. Herbal T said he was going to log in tonight and say hi. I hope all your weight loss goals come to fruition. Don't give up!!!
Final Fifty,
The Captain

Friday, December 22, 2006

Congratulations Herbal T

Interview with T

Add to My Profile | More VideosBret Silva,AKA Herbal T, has recently lost over 50 lbs in his pursuit of a musical "rap" career. T desrves a big Final Fifty congratulations.
The Captain

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Congratulations to the 50 contestants losing a total of 4000 lbs. That averages out to 80 lbs per person. Also, outstanding Erik on losing twice as much weight in one quarter the time as "the blogger" and winning the 250,000 dollars for your efforts !! Now all the Captain needs to do is set sail and lose his "final" 39 lbs.
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Monday, December 11, 2006

Saved by Zero

The waters have been choppy for the Captain.I am going to try to steer a clear new dedicated path next week. The problem I had the past couple of days was that I got my FIXX on a few to many cookies.How unfortunate!!! Luckily, I ended up with a Zero pound loss, and dodged a big weight gain. Back to the Track.
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving 0 The Captain 0

The Captain barely broke even with the big bird. However, I should be able to snatch a pound away from the old bearded man next month. Hopefully I still won't be nursing an injury that I sustained at the track last week. Remember,stretch stretch and stretch some more. Keepin it lean, but never mean.
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Thursday, November 23, 2006


The captain threw a Hail Mary pass for the TD. It was a classic college football come from behind victory. One pound weight loss for the week and 39 more pounds to go!!! Thank you.
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Up the Creek

When I was in High School a friend of mine wrote a movie review. I brought this up at our 20 year reunion a few months ago. We both laughed. The title was,"Up the Creek is down the tubes" He received an A on the report.
I am not weighing in tommorrow because my diet today was DOWN THE TUBES!!!! and I got a big fat F. Although I am going to do alot of cardio tonight, it won't make up for a very very bad day. I will weigh in on Monday. It's time to throw the Hail Mary. Where is Doug Flutie when we need him?
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Monday, November 13, 2006

One finger down

Good news!!! I lost a pound this week. This means 10 pounds of my final fifty pounds are gone. One finger of the hand is now missing!!!40 more pounds.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Mega Dittos meets Ben Johnson

The Captain is changing course. After another week of not gaining weight I am going to start walking less and running more. Ben Johnson was dubbed the "fastest man in the world" after winning the 100 m final with a record time of 9.79 seconds during the 1988 Summer Olympics beating the great Carl Lewis. I am going to start with wind sprints. Who knows how far I will go.

Friday, November 03, 2006


I goosed egged it again. The captain might need to regroup. Maybe the group has some ideas?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Captain Goose Egg

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I goose egged it on Monday. Zero pounds lost for the week.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Number One

I was a little discouraged with the weigh in. I lost one pound for 2 1/2 weeks. I have 41 lbs. to go.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


I hit a 4 pound weight loss in two weeks while on the road. My weight is 252 and I have lost 8 of the final fifty pounds. I have set a goal to walk 5 miles a day for the next 2 weeks and keep the cals under 1900. I want to lose 6 pounds by Oct. 17. Let me know how you are doing.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wild Wild West?

I know all the Jared Fogles, and future Jareds are having to dodge bullets on this site. However, I feel it is healthy for us to confront negativity directly. Head on is the right approach. It will make us stronger and wiser when it comes disguised. Dr. Phil, in his audiotape series,"the ultimate weight loss plan", talks about people who sabatoge us in our journey to become healthy. Some of them surprisingly are people we love. They get their feelings hurt if we don't eat their food, and especially their deserts. They love us and they wish good for us, but if we don't have our guard up, we have had it. Others are just plain out to get us! Order pizza's and bring home ice cream on purpose. His tapes will help us to tell the difference and I really recommend them.Please consider this site a sort of boot camp for big,Xbig and ex-big people to equip us to fight obesity. Remember, this site is pg13 and will be edited on a daily basis.
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Post at will. Have fun.
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Mid Term Exam

Classes were tough this week,but I pulled a gentleman's "C" on my first exam since going back to School. Thank Rodney for the scholarship. I now weigh 257 with a meager one pound weight loss. However, I am still up one pound in the last 3 weeks. I am setting a goal of shedding 2 pounds by next Sunday.
First lesson I memorized. Oprah Winfrey said,"Nothing will ever taste as good as being thin feels" Let me know how you guys are doing.
Jeff Rhodes

Monday, September 04, 2006


I got on the scale today and gained 2 pounds in 2 weeks. Now I'm back to 258 and it's time to go back to school.

Friday, August 25, 2006

A Thousand points of lite

George Herbert Walker Bush, in his inagural address, challenged America to become a kinder,gentler nation through a thousand points of lights. These lights continue to make our country a beacon of hope.
There is a weight loss principle here. A thousand good food and exercise choices will yield a lifetime of health and wellness for you and your family. A candy bar forsaken once results in a savings of a mere 240 calories, or (240/3500)th of a pound. That same candy bar abandoned 1000 times equals 69 pounds. A 260 lb. man walking one mile exerts 150 calories. Times that by 1000!!!! What if you didn't use your remote control, but you got up off the couch to change the channel? What if you stood up while watching and became a standing potato? Maybe even moved around a little bit and did this again and again and again. I think obesity doesn't stand a chance if we follow our beloved 41st Presidents advice.
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Final Fifty: Vacation Version 1.0

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Back from vacation. Remember, having fun is your number one objective and a goal of breaking even is both reasonable and realistic. Relax. and remember that half a clam chowder bowl is worth two in the sand dunes. Take a walk on the beach, a real long one, and smell the seaweed. However, just because you are on the vacation version,this doesn't give you a green light to join the porkchop patrol. You may not take a step forward, but certainly don't take two steps backwards.
Final Fifty,
Jeff Rhodes

Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Tiny Taco

Well I weighed in today and my new weight is 256. My "Big Enchalada" became a tiny Taco. However, a loss is a loss, but it does not bode well for the "Big Race" in September. I also wanted to recommend a great site, it is

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Journey Begins

  1. Date: September 2004
  2. Weight: 360 lbs.
  3. All time record
  4. The direction of my life was about to change.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Staying the Course

This was one of my focused weeks in the past two months. I stayed at 2000 calories every day this week. I also ran 1 mile without stopping, and almost beat my 9 year old son Tyler in a sprint. Unfortunately, I was running late this morning and was unable to weigh in. However, I am sure when I hit the scale Wednesday morning it is going to be "the big enchalada" loss. Also, Check out he has a very upbeat interview with Sandra Ahten. She is a diet coach and creator of as well as host of two popular podcasts of her own: Six Minutes of Sanity & AIM Support Group

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Weekend edition of Final Fifty

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My weight dropped from 260 to 257. It was a great week. I have 47 more pounds to go.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006


I wanted to welcome people to my new blog. I am on a journey to lose my last 50 pounds and get down to 210 lbs. I have already lost 100 lbs.