Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Harder than it looks

Ok, so after a few days of logging everything I ate, I took the weekend off. Now, on Tuesday, I still haven't restarted. Why? It's awkward. It's a pain to remember. To make this stuff look good. Most of all, it gets in the way of eating.

Maybe that's why it's a good idea?

Friday, June 12, 2009

What the hell is this?

Marshmallow, nuts, and chocolate over vanilla ice cream sundae.

What one sees in the mirror should be no surprise at all.

A quick fix in the finest ZimDinner tradition. Peas, corn, and ramen.

Breakfast at Muddy's on Mississippi with the guys. Tasty! The iPhone camera makes it look like puke, but it was actually very attractive and yummy.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new sushi place.

Dinner - Chicken soup

Once again, what's with these portions? A package of ramen noodles and a can of soup.

Snack - Tots

Sitting in a bar with some CSz friends, having an iced tea and some tots.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Snack - Triscuits and cottage cheese

No picture this time. A half-dozen Triscuits, and about a half-cup of low fat cottage cheese.

Snack - raw almonds

Cereal and fruit

'got to get a grip on these portions!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Not what it looks like. Chocolate truffles with milk.


A large salad with beef, vegetables, and low fat cheese. But with the two big bowls full with home-made blue cheese dressing and the tumbler full of juice, not a low calorie meal by any means.


Three ribs, three shots of espresso, six squirts of syrup and a splash
of lowfat milk.

Cereal, milk & melon

Breakfast & lunch. Generic raisin bran & lowfat milk.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New American Heart Association Fat estimator web site

From Sally Squire's "Lean Plate Club":

This week the American Heart Association plans to unveil My Fats Translator, part of an interactive site designed to help take the guesswork out of eating fat and encourage smarter fat choices. (The initiative has been underwritten by part of an $8.5 million settlement from McDonald's; the fast-food chain was sued in 2003 for allegedly failing to tell the public that it had reneged on a promise to switch to healthier oils for its french fries.)

So, I went here and plugged in my stats. It came back with recommending over 3000 calories! (I need to stay under 2200 to lose weight and under 2500 to maintain my weight.) Still, it did provide some interesting alternative strategies for avoiding fats.

Main web site:

Fat translator:

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Back in the saddle

I went to a "booster" session of the weight loss maintenance health study I have participated in for the last 3+ years. It was good to sit in a room and have fun debating nutrition and exercise with a lively bunch of people. It was energizing.

You need a support group to be successful at any weight loss or maintenance program. Web sites, blogs and forums are all very good, but when we're discussing bodies, there's nothing like knowing people will see you as you climb up on the scale, even if they never know what the number reads.

Being in the room of similar people, I feel like I've got new motivation to re-establish some good habits. Habits I've let slide in the last few months, resulting in a gradual weight gain.

So, I need to re-establish some goals and I'll get back to you on that. For awhile, my Joe's Goals badge might be a little empty...