About me

This is a quick article about my background and why I'm trying this

My thirty day aspartame experiment

This is my report about an experiment I did with aspartame and the horrible side effects it had on me.

What I've learned...

My philosophies about weight loss.

Journal

Day by day journal

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December 8, 2016- Thursday (T-minus 23 days)

Yesterday I was able to already nail the under 220 goal for the week which gives me an extra day before the weekend to rack up bonus points! And who...

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December 7, 2016- Wednesday (T-minus 24 days)

Today, instead of ending with the weighings, we’re going to start with them cause they make me so freaking happy!!!! Weigh-in: 224.2 Weigh-out: 219.4 SHAZAAM!!! Did you see that? I...

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December 6, 2016- Tuesday (T-minus 25 days)

Hey there! Only nineteen more days until Christmas!!! But more importantly…only twenty five more days of 2016 and I’m still exploding with motivation, especially after a strong weekend (I’m calling...

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December 5, 2016- Monday

The clock on this year is winding down and I just realized, I’ve only got three more official 100n1 Eat Less Mondays left! In hindsight, if I’d of thought about...

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December 3 and 4, 2016- Saturday and Sunday

This weekend was unbelievably amazing. Saturday morning we drove up to mom’s farm where I got to chainsaw up a bunch of old tree trunks, set up the tents in...

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December 2, 2016- Friday (T-minus 30 days)

I ate really, really light up to the time we got to the pot luck; maybe two or three apples and some flavored creamer? And then it all went off...

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December 1, 2016- Thursday (T-minus 31 days)

It’s been a really good week for me so far. I think I’ve come back strong from Thanksgiving plus the motivation to hit that one hundred and fifty pound mark...

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November 30, 2016- Wednesday (T-minus 32 days)

-Topographic maps kick ass- This weekend I’m going backpacking up at mom’s farm. We’ve got all our necessary gear to camp with and the stuff to carry it (framed backpacks)...

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November 29, 2016- Tuesday (T-minus: 33 days!)

Who’s losing weight like a champ this week? This guy! Who’s motivated more than a number one contender? Yup, this guy! Who’s going to screw this week up and go...

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November 28, 2016- Monday (34 days to go)

Had one of the best Sundays I’ve had in a long time and got me some momentum to head into an Eat Less Monday with a big slice of motivation...

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November 27, 2016- Sunday (35 days left)

I woke up outrageously motivated today. I’m so ready to see how fast I can drop this Thanksgiving flavored blubber. But I wasn’t just motivated to eat light; I was...

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November 26, 2016- Saturday

Finally…the last Thanksgiving meal has arrived. After today, I will hopefully be able to get my shit back on track and make something happen. Regardless of how the next month...

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November 25, 2016- Black Friday

This morning I got up for Black Friday and Opted Out of shopping. REI (big national hiking and camping store) started a thing last year called Opt Out for Black...

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November 23 and 24- Thanksgiving Eve and Day

Thanksgiving Eve, the day before the fall. I only had one goal today and that was to eat as light as hell. I’ve gotten all the way back down to...

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November 22, 2016- Tuesday

I think I just realized I’m coming up on the last month of this crazy year. It’s all been so surreal and mind blowing. One hundred and thirty pounds lighter...

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November 21, 2016- Monday

Coming into Thanksgiving week very close to 230 again. It’s going to take nothing less than a miracle to save me! Luckily…it’s Monday and miracles happen on Mondays. Miracle Monday…that’s...

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November 19 and 20, 2016- Saturday and Sunday

Me with two of my favorite people in the whole world; Logan…the man, the myth, the legend and Erika…the little ball of sexy hate. This was taken less than two...

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November 18, 2016- Feast Friday

Day one of the weekend! Going to really need to up the ante tonight and not blow it up at the pot luck smorgasbord (which is twice as bad because it’s...

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November 17, 2016- Thursday

I really needed a powerful set of weekdays this week to get me back under 220 before the weekend. Sadly, this did not happen. Now I’m about to head into...

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November 16, 2016- Pigday

One of these days I’m going to get back on track…I promise!!! Today’s mishap was that I couldn’t stop shoving pork in my mouth. For the first time in as...

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November 15, 2016- Tuesday

Let’s talk about that happy little grain we call rice. Rice is ancient staple of culinary yummy for a wide variety of amazingly diverse cultures and as such, has a...

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November 14, 2016- Eat “a little” Less Monday

I really wanted to have a light day today for two reasons…first; to prove to myself that after a mega-feast weekend, I could get back on track no problem. Second;...

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November 11 thru 13, 2016- Weekend!!!

I blew it up this weekend! I went crazy! I ate it all! And I mean ALL of it!!! I knew this weekend was going to be rough but I...

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November 10, 2016- Thursday

I was in an unbelievably great mood today! Hitting 220 has been the highlight of my entire year, even more so than hitting the hundred pound mark. Although I would...

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November 9, 2016- Wednesday

Weigh-in: 221.8 Weigh-out:   I’m here. I’m actually here. I almost can’t believe it. On January 1st I weighed 356 and now I’m at 220. That is so surreal. Right...

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November 8, 2016- Tuesday

Today was another busy day of errands and chores starting right after work. I had to run over there, over here, over yonder, down to the holler…it was crazy! I...

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November 7, 2016- Monday

Eat Less Monday in the house!!!! Today was a beautiful day of playing catch-up and I’m have high expectations to be pushing 220 on the weigh-out! The only thing I...

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November 6, 2016- Sunday

Woke up this morning and me, the wife and two good friends went to Clifty Falls State Park in Madison Indiana for an eight and a half mile hike. Eight...

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November 5, 2016- Saturday

Not a whole lot of time to write today’s post but wanted to get this out because it was an amazing Saturday!!! Last night the grandbabies spent the night so...

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November 4, 2016- Friday

First day of the first weekend of November and I’m feeling strong, good and determined. Let’s start off talking about hot chocolate and the lack thereof. No chocolate with my...

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November 3, 2016- Thursday

The first two days of November have both been weightloss happy and I have no intention of stopping the trend! Let’s keep going down, then a little more down and...

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November 2, 2016- Wednesday

Today was a feel good day for me. After yesterday’s brush with the manmade plague known as aspartame, I felt incredibly “bounced back” all day long. Right after work I...