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The Weight Is Over – My First Love

Aug 08, 13 The Weight Is Over – My First Love

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We met when I was young. It was love at first site when I realized the things she would do to me. The way I would feel when I was with her. Sometimes I just wanted to be alone with her sometimes I would share her with my friends. I always felt so good when she was around and her spell over me would last for hours after she left. I knew she was no good for me but I couldn’t help myself. Whenever she’s not around I find myself daydreaming about her, wondering when I will see her next. I always see more of her during the Fall and Winter months but, to be ¬†honest, I would take her anytime I could get my hands on her! That’s right, throughout all my girlfriends, and even my marriage, she’s been there, reminding me of the sticky fun we used to have. My first love: sugar. I love sugar. LOVE IT! I can’t control myself when I’m around it. Sugar has made me do terrible things. Ever eat a whole sleeve of cookies in one sitting? How about eat all of your Halloween candy in one night? Or, even, suck on sugar-coated medication until you get to the medication, and then spit out the medicine? I’ve done all of those things. Sugar in moderation is good for your health¬†but, since I never met a candy bar I didn’t like, I have a hard time with the “moderation” part of this sentence. As I said in my last past, the most weight I ever lost (and consequentially the lowest weight I’ve ever been in my adult life) was when I was following the South Beach Diet (SBD). In Phase 1 of SBD, you eliminate sugar (both added and naturally occurring).from your diet completely. In Phase 2, you can “treat” yourself from time-to-time with some nice sugary snack. During those first two weeks, I dropped about 15 pounds. That’s how much sugar I had in my diet...

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The Weight Is Over – Time To “Chuck The Chunk”

Aug 01, 13 The Weight Is Over – Time To “Chuck The Chunk”

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Here’s a closely guarded secret: I’m fat. I’ve been overweight most of my life and have tried many attempts to lose and keep the weight off. My greatest success was the South Beach diet/lifestyle. I stuck to it for about two years and lost about 50 lbs. Recently, a gaggle of Dad Bloggers got together and decided, “Hey, let’s all try to lose some weight and keep each other honest in the process!” Some of the Dads are trying to lose weight prior to a Dad Blogger conference (Dad 2.0) in January so we set a beginning date of August 1 2013 and an end date of January 1, 2014. I probably won’t be able to get to Dad 2.0 next year but I wanted to join in on the fun for a few of my own reasons. The lowest weight I’ve ever been in my adult life is 232 lbs. I’m back up to 261. My goal is to get back down to under 232 pounds by the end of this year. If I lose more, I won’t be upset. I remember 232 lbs. I felt a lot better back then and I liked the way I looked. I had a larger choice of clothing I could wear and had a larger wardrobe. I didn’t constantly worry whether or not my pants were going to fit. I want to get back to that place, not only for my own benefit but also for my kids. I never really want to be active with them outside; mostly because I’m out of shape and tired (partially because I love to play video and board games inside!). So, join me, won’t you? I’ll be doing my best to eat healthier and actually exercise (I’ve got a treadmill and a Kinect to get me started). I’ll also make regular posts on the blog to let everyone know how it’s going. Not only will I have the other Dad Bloggers to keep me honest but I bet a...

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