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YAY 2021
Friday, January 01, 2021      4 comments

I welcome 2021. I don't have to have a New Year's Resolution of starting a diet. I was able to find my maintenance point in 2021 and I'm at my goal weight on New Year's Day! I still reward myself with my ice cream every night but don't allow my ... Read more
Finally ... -100.0 lbs - AGAIN!
Thursday, September 03, 2020      2 comments

It's been 13 months since I first hit -100.0 lbs. This year of discovering maintenance has taken me to plus 15 but I've taken that back off and now am back to my -100. Maintenance is NOT easy. It's a whole new lifestyle but it's worth it. I'm al... Read more
Finally ... -100.0 lbs
Tuesday, July 30, 2019      0 comments

My journey is at 215 days and I'm finding my maintenance point on my ice cream diet. I've taken off -45.0 lbs this year and -100.0 from my all time high weight. This is where I want to settle in. I'm headed out of state to celebrate my 60th anni... Read more
Iowa Summer Games Today
Saturday, July 20, 2019      1 comments

My wife and I are traveling to Ames, Iowa today for the Iowa Summer Games competition in table tennis. As usual, it is HOT and inside the gym at Iowa State University, the heat index will be over 110. The air conditioning is ineffective each ye... Read more
An affordable new smart scale
Wednesday, July 10, 2019      0 comments

I just got a new smart scale yesterday. It's the FITINDEX scale that tracks13 different body measurements on your smart phone app. It was only $20 at Amazon. I'm enjoying getting familiar with this new device to help me track my health goals in ... Read more
Maintenance: Adding calories s-l-o-w-l-y to find the balance point.
Thursday, July 04, 2019      4 comments

I'm at 189 days into my 2019 weight loss journey on my Ice Cream Diet and still losing a little. I've added only 100 calories a day from my original diet plan and I'm holding it there to allow my body to adjust to this increase. I went on a 10... Read more
161 Days and Counting with Ice Cream
Thursday, June 06, 2019      1 comments

As my wife and I just finished our nightly reward of reduced calorie ice cream, she said, "WOW, I never get tired of this. This nightly pleasure keeps us on all of our goals all day, all meals, all snacks because we are looking forward to our re... Read more
158 Days and Counting with Ice Cream
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      2 comments

The Ice Cream Diet is still working for both my wife and me. I've reached my weight goal and she is still making progress toward her goal. We plan to both look trim at our 60th wedding celebration in August. Our love of finishing each successful... Read more
Reaching my goal is a fragile area.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      3 comments

Yes, I've reached my goal but the journey into maintenance is fragile. I ate one half of Mexican Shrimp Fajitas without any tortilla, beans or rice and still gained two pounds. Everything else was normal for the day. It took two days to get it b... Read more
The ice cream is back.
Monday, May 06, 2019      4 comments

My wife and I have been on target and we love our evening reward. The ice cream tastes so good and reminds us that it signifies another successful day on our program.... Read more
I reached my goal - now comes the hard part ... MAINTENANCE
Sunday, April 28, 2019      4 comments

This morning, I reached my weight goal for 2019 ... minus 37 lbs. Now comes the hard part, stepping into maintenance. My plan is to add 100 calories and hold that for a week, then add another 100 and hold that for a week. So tomorrow I will go f... Read more
Success while traveling & vacationing
Friday, April 19, 2019      2 comments

Usually traveling is a disaster to my weight loss progress. My wife and I just volunteered at the NCTTA national championships. We were on the road for 10 days. We were not able to measure and weigh our food but we estimated the best we could. I... Read more
No ice cream tonight
Wednesday, April 10, 2019      1 comments

After 102 days ending with the reward of ice cream there was NONE tonight. When I added up the calories, I had ZERO left for my nightly reward. I had to make a choice at dinner whether it would be 1/2 order of Bonefish Bang Bang Shrimp or someth... Read more
No fooling - I feel great!
Monday, April 01, 2019      1 comments

It's been 95 days on our weight loss journey and I feel great! Counting every calorie really works when it includes ice cream at the end of the day as a reward for another day well planned. My wife and I both use SparkPeople.com as our accountab... Read more
SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker really works
Saturday, March 30, 2019      3 comments

I've used SP trackers for years. But this year is especially significant. I'm at the lowest weight in my entire adult life thanks to SP nutrition tracker and I feel great! In the last 5 weeks, I've only gone over my goal of 1099 daily calories o... Read more

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