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