Lean Eating with Small Bowls

I really like this idea from Paul Akers, a guy I’ve been watching for years as he teaches Lean Manufacturing, here he has posted a couple of videos on how to eat lean with small bowls.  Really instructive, and intuitively it makes total sense!

I learned a couple of things in these videos. First, the benefit of portion control using a small bowl and second, that there is actually a healthy option at Panda Express. My family goes to Panda a lot and our normal item to get is a bowl of Orange Chicken with rice. Love the look of the healthy option, which sounds like Terriaki Chicken without the sauce, and vegetables. Wonder if they have to specially make it or if they always have the grilled chicken ready? I’ll have to check it out the next time I go.

I’m going out to run errands today and plan to go to Bed Bath and Beyond to see if I can buy a set of those small bowls.

Yesterday went OK – I ate well for breakfast and lunch, but ate too much for dinner and snacks and didn’t drink enough water throughout the day.

Giving It Another Go – Lose Weight in 2015

imageLast year on January 1st I had big plans to lose weight.  That lasted all of three days.  So here I am starting another New Year where I gained weight from the previous year, this time another 6 pounds, putting me at a high water mark of 312.6 pounds.  I’ve really got to do something and hopefully by blogging about it consistently I can stay on the straight and narrow of my diet plan.

Losing just 10% would be 31 pounds, and while 10% really doesn’t seem like much, 31 pounds does!  Time to start over and get serious, wish me luck.


Muscle Fatigue


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I’m Joining a Weight Loss Challenge!

Yesterday's post It’s a New Year! Weight Loss Goal for 2014 was randomly linked to by a friendly-sounding blogger named Carolina who is starting a challenge called Sprint to May Challenge. Since I can use all the help I can get I decided to sign … [Continue reading]

It’s a New Year! Weight Loss Goal for 2014

306 Pounds

Well here I am joining the millions of people setting New Year's resolutions that include losing weight.  Most of us will do well for a few weeks and then everything will fall apart.  Hate to be a Negative Ned, but the data bear this out as … [Continue reading]


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Weekly Weigh-in (2013-11-10)

Weigh-in – 304.4 Pounds

I'm on the road again on my journey to getting fit by fifty. Certainly a 1 pound loss is nothing to get excited about, but the key thing for me is that I'm once again documenting my journey, and I know from experience that if I can keep that going … [Continue reading]

Commitment is Tough


So what's worse than a weight loss blogger going on hiatus for 7 months? Maybe one like me who calls out a bunch of other weight loss bloggers who fall down and still haven't got up! No, I'm not going to call anyone out. But one of the more … [Continue reading]

Weekly Weigh-in (2013-11-3)

Weigh-in – 305.4 Pounds

I weighed in on March 17th with my 11th consecutive week of weight loss from when I started this blog. It's been all down-hill since. I lost my job at the end of April, and I'm still looking for work and now it's way past time to start looking for my … [Continue reading]

Weekly Weigh-in (2013-04-14)

Weigh-in – 297.4 Pounds

It's official - I'm a loser, and not in the good way (as in losing pounds).  I haven't weighed in for a month and in that time I managed to GAIN 6.8 pounds.  Fast food, not drinking water, not bringing veggies to work for a snack, not packing … [Continue reading]