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Apr 16th 2011 4:43PM I actually had a BIG situation re: a clog in my kitchen sink this week which turned out to be an IMMENSELY HUGE $300 problem...But the bottom line was that I had not used ANY of the brand name "drain-openers"...and thankfully so, as the plumber told me he would not have been able to the work he did on it HAD I used such products...Your plumber may say the same!
So it's vinegar and baking soda for me from now on. (Also a cup of vinegar about every other week or so is good PREVENTATIVE maintenance...and cheap,too!!)...Might save you $300!! >Yowee!
Feb 18th 2011 1:47PM Hey, again, Sobora...I totally agree about it being a "mental battle" as well as physical!!...I think that's where the expression "Mind over Platter" comes from. :D
You are still a very young guy...I have been fighting the "Battle of the BULGES" for most of my lifetime now (I am almost 60...so it's been 50 years for me.>YIKES!<
I have not lost the WAR yet...AND, thankfully, aging has also added WISDOM...Just hope I live long enough to win the war and still have time to enjoy it!!
Always remember where you came from and you will do just fine!
P.S. A bit of advice for yourself and every "younger" person on this road:
As tough as losing weight can be, it is far easier when you are younger (before you hit your 50's) to lose it and keep it off than when you are older... and HAVE Diabetes...And being thinner will help stave off the risk of Diabetes...
Diabetes is no fun...and far worse,in fact, than anyone with it ever lets on!
Feb 18th 2011 10:56AM Hi, Sobora...Just wanted to validate you on your mental, spiritual and physical outlook and say WELL DONE!!! You are an inspiration!...Keep up the great work!
And that realization that you had about:
"If my mother was diagnosed with cancer, will I make excuses to not show up for her day in day out, week in week out and month in month out?" ...That's a really great one. Too often, we don't care for OURSELVES the way we would others in our lives...Which is really nutty when you think about it...But the problem is that we DON'T THINK about it!
I am glad YOU DID and are sharing your experiences with others!
Best wishes for your journey!!...
And HAPPY TRAILS!!
Apr 4th 2010 1:29PM Hi, Geoff...I hope you read this.
Today is the first time I have seen your Blog...and I'm sorry if I am repeating something that someone has already said...But IF I AM, I have to say...It BARES repeating!!!...And that is my question,"WHAT are you doing to your KIDS!!!??"...These fast food places who don't give a rat's you-know-what what they are selling as long as they sell it!(They are SELLING you a BILL OF GOODS, frankly.)
Please heed my warning...You and your wife need to start COOKING ...and healthily. I know you both likely have very busy lives...But if you don't take the time NOW to do this, you won't HAVE any TIME later. You won't see your children's children even born! I am not kidding!...You need to arm yourself with more of the knowledge (revelations) that you have recently attained! And USE that!
Good luck....Losing weight is a rough road (I know this personally) but what you have if you don't do it AIN'T worth having!!
May 11th 2008 4:07PM Growing up in Ohio we always called it POP, not knowing there was ANY other name for it. POP was every carbonated beverage...After I was married, I moved to Florida, where my husband was from, and where they call it SODA. It took me 25 years to get used to calling it SODA...And NOW we have moved back to Ohio! I hope it doesn't take me 25 years to get used to calling it POP again!...(Although I DO hope I am around that long!!) :D