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.

villains voice

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!!!

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.

Friday, June 01, 2007

The Captain's First Mate

Danny's Journey

Add to My Profile | More Videos All Superheroes worth their salt take on sidekicks. No offense, but fighting obesity is not for Lone Rangers. You need to take on an underling.
I met up with Danny a few days ago. His current weight is 335 lbs. Daniel is just starting his final fifty journey towards a new leaner self. Let's keep rooting for him
On a side note, the Captain weighed in at 244 lbs. 34 more pounds to go!!!!