Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. Also, should Santa go on a diet



Here is an article about an association of Santa's trying to shed a few pounds.http://www.edmontonsun.com/Lifestyle/Columnists/Castagna_Cary/2007/12/24/4739093-sun.html

Personally I think the surgeon general is taking to much ephedra and a little overly concerned about the nations health. It reminded me when C. Everett Koop wanted to ban happy hours. What does the gang think?
The Captain

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Zig Ziglar and FinalFifty.com endorse Mike Huckabee

Although Huckabee probably won't endorse my site, I want to give a finalfifty endorsement for the former "fattie" governor who both dropped over 100 pounds and wants to help everyone in america get lean!!!Go Mike

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Morton Downey Jr. gets some Cardio and the Captain gains a pound!!!

The Captain gained a pound and is back to 220. For the record Spidey Morton Downey passed away in March of 2001. I love the new Ironside avatar.
Jeff

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ron Paul doesn't like fat people


I guess presidential hopeful Ron Paul doesn't like us overweight folks. Is losing weight as easy as telling somebody go on a diet?
The Captain

Friday, November 16, 2007

219 up one pound

Honestly work is my number one priority right now. I have been trying to keep my energy level up while at the same time keeping my weight under control. I just thought I would check in with everyone.
Jeff

Friday, November 02, 2007

Back to 218

I quit weighing myself for over a week and gained back five pounds.
The Captain

Monday, October 22, 2007

Dr. Bill's weight gaining solution

The Captain needs to put on some muscle. Luckily he has found a new guru.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Stuck at 213

The captain is going nowhere!!!213 with not even a single pound leeway. 195 by Jan. 1st may be a pipe dream. C-YA on the flipside.

JEff

Friday, October 12, 2007

Success tips from Mr. Kunkel


The Captain met up with an old college buddy to find the secrets of sustained weight loss. Maybe it will help me get out of the 213 rut!!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

213.0 with 3 more pounds to go.


Well the finalfifty.com journey is almost over. Although I set a more challenging goal of 195 by Jan.1 2008, there is a certain sadness that the original quest is about finished.
Shout Outs.
Lyn won Spidey's weight loss contest. Good job!!!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Weigh in Wednesday!!!

I am going back to once a week weigh in. However, I am keeping my calories below 2000.I need to lose 7 pounds per month. C-YA on the flipside
update 10/3/2007
Stuck at 214. Better luck next time

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Noah's Journey


The Captain is stuck at 214.6, but I did find this great video of a gentleman who once weighed over 400 lbs. Good job Noah!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

214 Breaking through the comfort zone


Well the Captain didn't hit his goal of 210 by his birthday.But he is breaking through his comfort zone with an ambitious goal to hit 195 by Jan.1,2008. A new thin,fit,ripped, and awesome life awaits me. Get on the finalfifty.com program. We are setting sail!!!C-YA on the flipside.
Jeff

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Longshot 216.0


The Captain weighed in at 216.0 5.1 pounds to go in 3 days!!!Bumping up the walking to biggest loser levels(10 miles a day)C-YA on the flipside.
Jeff

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

217.0


I have 7 days to lose 6.1 pounds. I have eaten 1400 calories today and have walked 1 mile, and lifted weights for one hour at the gym. I am going to walk another 4 miles tonight. There is no stopping the Captain. Thanks for all the support.
Jeff
update 9/20/2007
weighed in at 216.4

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Double 18



The Captain hit 218.5 today. I have to lose 7.6 pounds by September 25th. I have 10 days left to hit this goal.
Now, I am throwing down a challenge to the fake captain. Post your real picture online. Stop being a coward!!!Maybe pops can up your allowance so you can buy a digital camera. C-YA on the flipside
Jeff

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Four Fingers Down Deja Vu



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The Captain hit 220.9 this morning. I hit this weight on July 31st,felt I had all the answers and had arrived, and quickly shot up to almost 230 overnight. One friend called me and said that he was buy futures in Producers, and ruiz chimichangas. He joked that if it was public knowledge that Jeff was off his diet, he could be arrested for insider trading. Now,I am going to hit 210 by my birthday and I will see you guys on the flipside.
Jeff

Sunday, September 02, 2007

222.6


I guess deuces are wild. It was great see all those twos this morning. I hope you are having good luck on your weight journey this week.
Jeff
update 9/3/2007
Can't stop the Captain 221.7

Friday, August 31, 2007

The Captain is back in the 224's

?Time Efficiency?

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I actually put this principle of time management to work in weight loss the past two weeks. Everytime on the job that it is possible I stand instead of sit. Standing versus sitting burns an extra one hundred calories per hour. Think about it.
Jeff

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bizarro Shrek



The fake captain is up to his mischief again. He has succeeded in ruining my blog which is about the only thing in his life he has succeeded at. This bizarro shrek's fiona left him for a different race of ogre, and the older fiona replacement is about ready to give him the puss N boot as well. Over 40 and living in a cabin using all of pop's cell phone minutes. How Sad!!!!No little shrek's for this Bizarro. Fiona said he was to irresponsible for kids.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

C-YA ON THE FLIPSIDE!!!



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The Captain hit 225.9. Nuff said

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Whack-A-Mole and Walking Willie



The fake captain changes blogging id's like a whack a mole. The quick and dirty way to tell the difference is that my blogger id ends with 2259. It would take him 10,000 tries to match that code. Although since he doesn't have a job he might have time to do it!
I have to concede this cabin troll has been effectively shut my site down and has made blogging more of a chore instead of a fun way to interact with my fellow weigh loss winners. Less and less normal people post here anymore. A big final fifty thank you for those who have stuck it out.However, I may be shutting the entire site down in a few weeks. Maybe over40andlivingathome beat me? Who would think that this would be the villain that took the captain and his site down? On a postive note I have been a walking willie and have kept up the 5 miles a day. C-YA on the flipside.
The Captain

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Fake Captain is back. Look for 6007

The troll who likes to impersonate me is back. His blogger profile is
http://www.blogger.com/profile/08192764322120976007
Just hit on the icon and if you see 6007 at the end just delete his nonsense. I guess his parents must have shut off his cell phone(too many texts and he used too many of pops anytime minutes) .I guess feels the need to desecrate finalfifty.com all over the web. It sad that the over 40 troll crowd can't move out of the cabin. Maybe he can catch some bass in the local lake. C-YA on the flipside
Jeff

Thursday, August 23, 2007

226.2 recashing the check


The old school methods are working like a charm. I want to be at 220 by next monday. Although my legs are a little sore from all the walking. Here is a great link to an hour long interview of donna krench by Bob Burg.
http://www.byoaudio.com/play/WPYq2hps
It was pretty motivating. The 5 miles a day is old wrinkle I have added to my lineup.
jeff
update 4/24
Weighed in at 226.8

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The captain is back on track

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I walked 5 miles today. I feel I am really have really grabbed back hold of the winning edge. Although the calories today were close to 5000 today I am definately back on the track literally and figuratively.
Jeff

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229.6 Out of control

The Captain is speeding over a cliff!!! Time to turn things around before it is back to obeseville.
Jeff

Sunday, August 19, 2007

227.6



The Captain slammed on the brakes to avoid crashing into skid row. Being roughed up by the villains is not my idea of fun. Chips and Salsa will become a banned food and this weeks real life rogues. Back to the drawing boards.
But, On a positive note let's give Halftheman a hearty final fifty congrats for losing over 7 pounds this week.
Jeff

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

2 more pounds

The Captain gained 2 more pounds. 225 is my new weight. At this rate I will be at 300 this time next year!!!!!
Jeff

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Who's can it be now?


Work has been great and the Captain has been working hard, but I need to focus on the scale and ignore the villains. I will be weighing in on Tuesday and I hope to drop a few pounds.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

We are family!!!! And the Captain gained 3 pounds!!!


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The weight loss bloggers are sticking together which helps our fat molecules come uglued. I think by Chrismas we are all going to be looking great. Congrats to Halftheman,Spidey,kb, and last weeks champion Farley. Let's throw the trolls under the bridges. If you get a message from the fake captain copy and paste it on my site. It should be good for some laughs. I hope this guys parents don't get mad at him using to much bandwith and exhausting all their cell minutes. Maybe he should get a hobby like knitting?
I am going to weigh in tommorrow. Hopefully, I can squeak a goose egg. Thanks again guys.
Jeff
Update. I weighed in at 223.9. Back to the drawing boards.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Four Fingers Down


I weighed in at 220.8 which is 80 percent of my goal. Focus,focus, and focus some more and I will be in the teens next week. Back to the Gym

Villain Voice issue 7

The trolls are back in town. Have fun reading their rants.
The Captain

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Geeked out at comic-con and updated weight

The Captain went to Comic-Con in San Diego last week. It was a real past meets the future blast. I never thought the event for us nerds could be this huge. Movie premires,video games,expo's for current artist and writers,the old timers, and free comics everywhere. It was a regular geek-o-rama. I am still reading all the comics I bought, and catching up with the Marvel Ultimate universe. "What if" all of us weight loss bloggers traded places with the Avengers. Would it be easier for us to drop weight if we had superpowers? Would Steve Rogers,Tony Stark, and Peter Parker pack on the pounds if they "walked" in our shoes?
Well, I will post my weight tommorrow. Hopefully, I dropped a pound. Sometimes after a big loss I get either a get a goose egg or a paltry loss. Either way there is no stopping this cyborg. Hasta la Vista Villains. Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel.
Jeff
update 7/30/2007
Although not a goose egg I lost .4 pounds and now weigh in at 220.8. I am going to put myself on double secret probation to buckle down to break into the teens.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Shake Rattle and Roll


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Well, I am off to the comic book convention to geek out. Hopefully, I can get some great interviews there. Have a great week.
jeff

Monday, July 23, 2007

221.2 Eleven more pounds to go and return of the fake captain

I watched the original Ocean's 11 before I watched the original. They were both great movies, but I would vote for the Frank Sinatra Sammy Davis as clearly being the best. Sometimes in weight loss looking back to a time when a person was successful can be motivating.
It was a great week this week. The weeks you are on top really get you through those goose egg and backward weeks. After I hit 210, which is my final fifty goal, I am going to set a new marker of 199 by Sept. 25th. I feel my 39th birthday is a perfec date to start my new journey. I desire to not only be a person with a bmi of 24.9, but to evolve into a fit over forty individual who is always in the top 5 percent of the nation. Staying focussed is the key to opening this exciting door of a challenging new life.
Jeff
update 7/23/07
The evil captain is back posting. If you get one of his messages just delete it. It is sad to see self loathing obese people not getting the help they desperately need.
Jeff

Villain Voice: Issue 6


Barry Bonds hit 753 a few days ago. He now needs 3 more to go to break the great Hank Aaron's record. The more boos Barry gets the more potent his bat becomes and the jeerers actually become his homerun fuel.
The villains helped the captain regroup,refocus, and rebound in order to lose over 3 pounds this week and say no to the real life rogue of fries with dinner! Fuel for the weight loss machine? Always!! Better luck next guys. Maybe there is an old lady crossing the street you can trip. Keep being mean, but never lean. maybe someday you can moe out of your parents basement.
Jeff

Monday, July 16, 2007

225.6 1 pound higher


Sometimes the scales do not match your feelings. I really felt I was going to weigh 222 or 223, but facts are a funny thing sometimes. I guess it is better luck next time for me and if I am not careful the villains will run the score up.
I think my problem is that I have been eating to many tomatoes. Sometimes over 10 a day and I need to be more dilligent in my calorie counting. Looking to the weight loss winners will be my inspiration this week. Good job for everyone who discarded bodyfat this week.
Jeff

Villain Voice issue 5

Overconfidence blindsided the Captain this week. A gain of 1 pound puts the poundage at 225.6. Not to cool Jeff Rhodes. Al Jolson's standing on top of the world was demolished by,"The Top" who countered the silver age flash's powers. I need to be careful and not to replace glutony with pride. Stay humble and stay focussed. It looks like the villains won this week. Good job guys!!! Back to the Batcave. Alfred, What's for dinner?

Jeff




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Monday, July 09, 2007

Standing on top of the world


The Captain hit 224.6. Al Jolson was right,"I am standing on top of the world" It wasn't always this way, but it is now. Never going Back. Never never never!!!
Thanks for all the positive comments and big time props to Cactus for losing 4 lbs. and Half the Man losing a "Whopper" of 5 lbs. Good job. Thanks to the guy impersonating me. You really gave some me some motivation.
Jeff Rhodes

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Captain stuck at 226.4



Although I lost .4 pounds I wasn't able to crack into 225 land. The 5's and 0's have always been milestone for me, and it would have represented 70 percent of my final fifty objectives. It makes me feel like a real punk/piker for failing to hit this goal. If I had just not eaten that Turkey club with french fries on the road last night I would have hit this homerun. Instead I struck out. I am adopting Spidey's motto,"Lose weight Now", but right now the Rogues can tell me "Better luck next time chump"
Villains 7,Captain 0 I think the trolls will score a few more touchdowns if I keep neglecting to focus on my mission I will definately throw an interception and have a regain. Thanks for all the encouragement both positive and negative and I will definately put an update tommorrow morning with my new poundage. "Lose weight Now" has nice ring to it.
Jeff
Update 7/7/2007
I weighed in at 224.6. 200 by my 39th birthday

Villain Voice issue 4: The Evil Twin



Well it has an event filled couple of days with the Captain being impersonated by an evil twin posting both on my blogs and the blogs that I frequent. He/She gets an A for effort and is the featured Villain of the week. Unfortunately, I failed to hit my goal and the evil Captain kicked my ass. Good job!!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

227 lbs. 17 to go!!! and the captain is impersonated!!!


The Captain is back on track. Hopefully one more week will give me 223 which will give me a bmi of 27 and put me one step closer to my goal of 200 by my 39th birthday. Thanks for all the positive feedback.
Jeff
update 7/4/2007
Weighed in at 226.8
The captain was impersonated by an evil Captain America and Bucky. I wanted to thank this troll for his creativity. Just for the record I am not going to start up a bondage and fetish site. Better luck next time guys!!!!!

Villain Voice Issue 3


I wanted to thank the villains and the failed superhero for the inspiration to lose another pound. 227 is the captain's new weight. As Ben Affleck told Samuel L Jackson in the movie Changing Lanes,"Better luck next time" C-YA in the funny papers guys!!!
The Captain

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Captain hits 228


The Captain stuck with the finalfifty program and had another pound off the scale. He still can't drive 55. 200 lbs by September 25
Update 6/29 Weighed in at 228.0 and goose egged it. Better luck next time


Villains Voice issue 2


I hope the segregation isn't dampering your mood. The featured villain this issue is Captain Cold. He gave the silver age Flash a real run for his money. Although once he did team up with the flash to defeat Colonel computron. I do have thank the villains for motivating me to lose one more pound and get down to 228. They helped me defeat the reallife villain Colonel Sanders.

The Captain

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Weigh in Tommorrow and why we need protection


I am going to post my weight tomorrow. Hopefully I can break through the 230's and hit 229. I feel like I am going to do it. We will see.

Well, I hit 229.4 This matches my 1995 low when I was on a diet which started at a high of270. The funny thing about that 95 weigh in was that I really thought that I had arrived. The next 30 pounds would be a snap.
I noticed myself becoming a drive through junkie and reinstating bad habits again. While interestingly enough I initially maintained a weight around 229-235 for a few months before I headed south and ran to the border. Plateau's work both ways. You can gorge and gorge and gorge and not really pack on any weight, for awhile, and then all of a sudden you jump 10 pounds and the cycle continues itself. I think if I can share something for anyone stuck at a weight for a few weeks is to remember that this stickiness is there for our "protection". It prevents us from both starving to death or weighing 500 pounds. The virtue of patience is the primary key to weight loss success. Enough rambling. I am going to weigh in on Tuesday morning and I hope your weekend was great.

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Believe it or not I had some requests to bring back the villains. The first comment is a combination of a rogue attack on my site yesterday that I chose to delete. Maybe that was a mistake. What do my fans think? Let's here some feedback


Thursday, June 21, 2007

3 fingers down


The Captain dropped down to 230. This is 60 percent of the goal. Only the little finger and the thumb are left. 9 pounds for the week is a personal record. Thanks for all the great feedback!!!
Jeff

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Me Me list

I have been "meme" by HalftheMan. I don't know what that means, but I will partially comply. However, I am not going to tag anybody else. There are a few questions I will answer. Hopefully this will prevent HalftheMan from suffering any bad luck with my replies(smile)


What were you doing ten years ago?
I was working my family business and gaining weight. I had a nickname at the local shell station. Sammy, the attendant would call me candyman because I would always buy a extralarge babyruth candybar with a biggulp pepsi. He would tell my friends where is candyman, big guy with glasses laughs like santa claus.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
I was in weight loss limbo approaching my 100 pound weight loss. Thinking of a new challenge. It was the beginnings of the idea for finalfifty.

Five Snacks You Enjoy
1. Cashews
2. tomatoes
3. Yogurt
4. zone bars
5. Apples

Five Songs to Which You Know all the Lyrics
1. twinkle twinkle little star
2. Why can't this be love by VanHagar
3. take me out to the ball park
4. star spangled banner
5. the way it is Bruce Hornsby

Five Things You Would Do If You Were a Millionaire
1. Pay off debts.
2. Buy a Rolls Royce
3. Help the homless
4. Become a nutritionalist
5. Meet Dr. Phil McGraw


Five Bad Habits
1. Blogging.
2. Procrastinating.
3. downloading mp3's
4. negative thinking
5. Forgetting my goals

Five things you like doing
1. Spending time with family
2. Blogging
3. Reading
4. Walking
5. Weight training

Five things you'll never wear again
1. 4xl shirts
2. 58 pants
3. band uniforms
4. Speedo- even after I achieve my goal weight
5. Afro

Five favorite "toys"
1. mp3 player
2. Computer
3. Tony Little Gazzelle
4. Itunes
5. Blockbuster online membership

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Captain down to 231




The Captain came down with a gum infection, went to the doctor, and had to get on antibiotics. I literally could not drink more than a few protein shakes a day without intense pain, and I was taking 8 alleves a day. It really was a miserable couple of days.
I also worked in the fields 11 hours a day stringing tomatoes and pounding heavy stakes into the ground. A sort of "perfect storm" of marathnon physical work,extreme pain, and a forced atkins diet. My jaw finally felt better this morning and I am now only taking 2 alleves. However, I am taking myself out of this weeks weight loss challenge. This is simply due to the fact that a swollen jaw gaves me an unfair advantage, but interestingly enough I would not wish this advantage on anyone. Any takers? My goal next week is to stay at 231 and not regain a loss due to sickness. This can be easy to do. Thanks again Spider for the great plug on your last post, and fantastic job half the man for losing almost 4 pounds.
Final Fifty
Jeff Rhodes

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Docked in Overweightville

The Captain hit 239 pounds today and is officially a 29 BMI and no longer classified as "obese"

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Down to 243 pounds.


The Captain has a lead foot for his Lard loss excelerator. He can't drive 55. Throwing some gas on this fat fire. 33 more pounds to go.