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Ricardo Montalban passed away today at the age of 88. Although he acted in like 9 million different things, I can only remember him as Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island.He made wishes come true, but: Be careful what you wish for, it just might come true! (Yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah!!!) Well, in “Real Life” there is a Fantasy Island. That is right, it is a place that I used to live at, but have not been there for quite some time. When I was there, I did not appreciate it, but now I will cherish it! It is a place where most healthy people live at, and are loving life. It is a place that most, if not all, weight loss warriors want to go one day. That is right, it is known as “Onederland“! When I got involved with losing weight seriously, I learned all the lingo. NSV […]

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My life has changed a lot over the last year. Now I blog, have lost weight, gotten healthier, and got promoted at work, and have a baby on the way. Sure, I know it can change at any moment. I can lose my job during this economic downfall, or sprain my ankle and not be able to work out.Trust me, I think about it.I am pretty sure that I will always eat the way I do, because I do enjoy it now. It is not work, it is fun now. I really do not miss the way so many processed foods made me feel! The one thing that I NEVER thought would change about me over the last year is my lack of television watching.My DVR doesn’t even know me anymore. I used to watch every reality show, a few sitcoms, and the news. I used to spend probably 4-5 […]

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So I have gotten a couple of emails about my wife eating a pancake in front of me. “Jared, that is so cruel!!! Didn’t you want to eat it” ” You are an inspiration, but I can not believe your wife ate that delicious pancake!” “Hey, weren’t you supposed to pimp my blog?” Sometimes, I think it is harder for my wife to see me eat berries than it is for me to see her eat a pancake! This post goes out to all of the boyfriends,girlfriends, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and everyone else who lives with or knows someone who is on a diet/making a life change/ trying to live better. Here it goes! I am sooooooo sorry! I am the one that needs to change, not you! You see, I always wanted the world to change around me. I wanted to live in a healthier world without changing […]

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I do not know much about women, but my wife has taught me two things: 1. You can not have enough shoes 2. There is a HUGE difference between Target and Wal-Mart I have always been a fan of “anything” Mart (Wal or K) but my wife loves Target. I guess it has the upper class of crap we need! Anyway, we went shopping a couple of weeks ago, and while checking out, she pointed to the “People Half Their Size” magazine. We are both suckers for weight loss magazines!She looked at it, and said:“Look honey, those women lost 154, 119, and 126 pounds! You totally lost more than them! Way to go!” I smiled, but then made the mistake of opening my critical mouth: “Yeah, I lost more, but I did not lose half my weight! So what they did is more impressive!” My wife looked at me and […]

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Somebody once told me the best way to overcome a fear is to go at it head on. That is the way I felt about stairs this weekend. I have never been a fan of stairs before. I do not think any overweight or “out-of-shape” person is. Whenever I went to the mall, I never took the stairs, I took the escalator. Whenever I went to the doctor’s office, I went on the elevator. I always avoided stairs! In fact, I rarely went up the stairs in our house. There was no reason to, unless I wanted to be out of breath halfway up. Three years ago, stairs embarrassed me. It also scared me! In December of 2005, I went to Minnesota for a week long work function. I remember having to find a 5XL coat for the week, which I did at the ol‘ reliable “Casual Male”I also remember […]

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Well, here I am in BEAUTIFUL St. Petersberg! We are staying at a really nice resort this weekend, and we have done nothing but relaxed! Walking on the beach, picking up seashells, and watching the waves has consumed our last two days! People always want to know what I eat! When you lose over 200 pounds, it is like something of a phenomenon. People ask me: ” What do you eat on a daily basis?” ” What did you eat on (Fill in your holiday here)?” ” Do you eat pasta?” My favorite question is “What do you eat when you go out!” Well, here is goes! Being in St. Petersberg, most restaurants are very expensive and trendy! There are no Chili’s or Outback, and I really can not look up the nutritional information on the computer. So what I do is……. Eat the exact same thing that I always […]