PHATAV8R's Blogs

When you know it went too far....
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      4 comments

You know, I haven't always been fat. When I married my wife, I weighed 184#. When I joined the Army, I weighed 194#. When I left the Army, I weighed 235# (and that was because I purposely gained 15# in case they tried to call me back in). But, ... Read more
One day... one victory
Monday, February 14, 2011      1 comments

the fact that I am entering this blog, nearly a year since my last one should indicate to any friends observing that something VERY bad went wrong in 2010. The BAD was that I lost my job in January due to cutbacks, and spent the better part... Read more
Whooo! Back on course!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      2 comments

Man, I thought I wasn't going to get this ship turned around. After I started back up a couple weeks back, I had to really fight to get back under control with portions and overall calories. Too many little things I kept doubling up, or eat... Read more
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      1 comments

Well, I am back again, it was a pretty bad fall off. Back in November, pressure at work got worse and worse, travel more and more, and I simply gave up the fight. I decided I couldn't do it all. Well, I didn't gain much even with giving up ... Read more
I'm BACK!!! (not that I went far)
Friday, October 09, 2009      3 comments

Okay, well I am back, no I didn't get hit by a car, and I didn't do anything BAD per se, but I haven't been on a tear like I was before my vacation to the US. The loneliness of being back in China by myself, traveling 3-4 days a week, then ... Read more
Running the Freedom Festival Freedom Run 5K
Monday, July 13, 2009      1 comments

Okay, the name is a little long, most of us just call this race the Freedom 5K. Now, even though I have been overweight for the majority of the time since I left the military in 1995, I have not been entirely SEDENTARY. I have along th... Read more
Not to gloat, but I am a little proud of myself
Monday, July 13, 2009      1 comments

Just returned home to China (weird every time I say that) after my three week vacation (gotta love getting a break from living here). So you have the background, my last weigh-in before leaving for the US was on June 10 (got lazy about weig... Read more
The Parable of the Sack of Potatoes
Monday, June 08, 2009      2 comments

If you have seen my Sparkpage, you note that I celebrate my weight loss with SACKS of POTATOES. I do not claim any original thought for this idea. In fact, it was a friend o... Read more
As the journey continues (5-26-09)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      2 comments

Maybe my whole attitude is wrong, and the 'lifestyle change' is destined to fail, but recently, I have had a hard time LOGGING. I do when I have the time and availability, but the SP site has been slow, and that makes logging difficult. But, mor... Read more
Living in China
Thursday, March 19, 2009      1 comments

If you want a thrill, try living in China sometime. I know, there are the ones who will say "are you OUT of your mind?" There are those who say, "I could do it!" And then, there are the ones who look you squarely in the eyes and s... Read more
The FIRST 'sack of potatoes'
Monday, March 02, 2009      0 comments

One of the guys on a board I frequent (also for weight loss support - note to SP, our boards are just not USER friendly, nice, but they get tedious and I get bored with having to sort through every message top to bottom; a nice forum area with p... Read more
On dogs...
Friday, February 20, 2009      1 comments

Two years ago this summer, my big baby boy Grizz had to be put down. In a short matter of three months he went from 105# down to 65#, was listless, and off his food. He still loved to tromp along beside me and play, but then one day he went blin... Read more
Time for Phase III
Friday, February 20, 2009      1 comments

Well, Phase I was just accepting that I was FAT!! MORBIDLY OBESE!! and that I couldn't continue to blame it on my thyroid (which is probably gone stupid due to my weight). Anyway, Phase II was getting my diet controlled. No more binges at l... Read more
I didn't have to be FAT!! MORBIDLY OBESE!! even Overweight
Tuesday, February 10, 2009      1 comments

It didn't have to be like this you know... There I was, a military aviator, I had an entire, tax payer paid organization that REQUIRED that I maintain a level of fitness well above that of the 'normal Joe'. But, I wanted to be a civilian, a... Read more
Chinese New Year
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      0 comments

I left home on Jan 23 just before the Chinese New Year started for the US. I arrived in Yuma and spent the next couple of days enjoying American food (yeah, I binged okay, so shoot me!). Gotta say this: 1) In-n-Out? Those burgers SUCK... Read more

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