My Weight-Loss Journey Day (67) 33

started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 67 of my weight loss journey. I started the Beck Diet by Dr. Judith S. Beck on day 45. I skipped ahead and am now on day 33. If you like my blogs, send me a tip on Vocal. Thanks!

————— MY FOOD MEMO FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020 —————

My Daily Food Diary – Day (67) 33

Current Weigh In: As of Saturday, July 18, I still weighed in at 249 pounds – one pound less than the weight I was after finding out I was misreading my scale. I have lost 5 pounds and gained 4 pounds since beginning the Beck diet. My next weigh in is Saturday, July 25th.

AM Notes

WEDNESDAY FOOD & DRINKS

Wednesday, 5:30 am Breakfast (500 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 L of Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Banana Nut Muffin – 370 calories
  • Total 5:30 am Breakfast Calories = 370 (130 calories under allotment)

Wednesday, 1:30 pm Snack (100 calories allotted): at work

  • 1 Stick of Sugar Free Extra Watermelon Gum – 5 calories
  • Total 11:36 am Brunch Calories = 5 (95 calories under allotment)

Wednesday, 3:48 pm Lunch (500 calories allotted): at work

  • 1/5 Bottle of Orange Strawberry Sunny D – 60 calories
  • 1 Banana Nut Muffin – 370 calories
  • Total 3:48 pm Snack Calories = 430 (70 calories under allotment)

Wednesday, 5:08 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • 2 Peppermint Puffs – 40 calories
  • Total 5:00 pm Snack Calories = 40 (60 calories under allotment)

Wednesday, 8:00 pm Dinner (500 calories allotted)

  • 1 Slice of Watermelon – 85 calories
  • 9 Oreo Cookies –  480
  • 2 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – 210 calories
  • Total 8:00 pm Dinner Calories = 675 (175 calories over allotment)
  • Had a bit of a sugar attack. Thankfully, my calories so far have been moderate. I should still be under 2,000 for the day.

Wednesday, 10:00 pm Bedtime Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 10:00 pm Bedtime Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Total Calories Consumed: 370 + 5 + 430 + 40 + 675 = 1,520 as of 8:37 pm.

PM Notes

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Best of Mental Health and Wellness,

Goodnight.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day (66) 32

started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 66 of my weight loss journey. I started the Beck Diet by Dr. Judith S. Beck on day 45. I skipped ahead and am now on day 32. If you like my blogs, send me a tip on Vocal. Thanks!

————— MY FOOD MEMO FOR TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020 —————

My Daily Food Diary – Day (66) 32

Current Weigh In: As of Saturday, July 18, I still weighed in at 249 pounds – one pound less than the weight I was after finding out I was misreading my scale. I have lost 5 pounds and gained 4 pounds since beginning the Beck diet. My next weigh in is Saturday, July 25th.

AM Notes

TUESDAY FOOD & DRINKS

Tuesday, 9:30 am Snack (100 calories allotted): at work

  • 1/2 Bottle of Orange Strawberry Sunny D – 120 calories
  • 3 Peppermint Puffs (8.45 fl oz) – 30 calories
  • Total 8:00 am Breakfast Calories = 150 (50 calories over allotment)

Tuesday, 11:36 am Brunch (500 calories allotted): at work

  • 1/4 L of Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Banana Nut Muffin – 370 calories
  • Total 11:36 am Brunch Calories = 370 (130 calories under allotment)

Tuesday, 1:30 pm Snack (100 calories allotted): at work

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 1:30 pm Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Tuesday, 2:30 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – 110 calories
  • Total 2:30 pm Snack Calories = 110 (10 calories over allotment)

Tuesday, 3:30 pm Lunch (500 calories allotted)

  • 1 Slice of Watermelon – 85 calories
  • 15 Chicken Crackers – 140 calories
  • Total 3:30 pm Lunch Calories = 225 (275 calories under allotment!)

Tuesday, 4:30 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 4:30 pm Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Tuesday, 6:30 pm Dinner (500 calories allotted)

  • 1/2 Can of Sprite – 95 calories
  • 1 Asian Steamer Rice Bowl With Vegetables – 270 calories
  • 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – 110 calories
  • Total 6:30 pm Dinner Calories = 475 (25 calories under allotment)

Tuesday, 8:30 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • 1/2 Can of Sprite – 95 calories
  • Total 8:30 pm Snack Calories = 95 (5 calories under allotment)

Tuesday, 10:00 pm Bedtime Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 10:00 pm Bedtime Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Total Calories Consumed: 150 + 370 + 0 + 110 + 225 + 0 + 475 + 95 = 1,425 as of 8:54 pm.

PM Notes

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Best of Mental Health and Wellness,

Goodnight.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day (65) 31

started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 65 of my weight loss journey. I started the Beck Diet by Dr. Judith S. Beck on day 45. I skipped ahead and am now on day 31. If you like my blogs, send me a tip on Vocal. Thanks!

————— MY FOOD MEMO FOR MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020 —————

My Daily Food Diary – Day (65) 31

Current Weigh In: As of Saturday, July 18, I still weighed in at 249 pounds – one pound less than the weight I was after finding out I was misreading my scale. I have lost 5 pounds and gained 4 pounds since beginning the Beck diet. My next weigh in is Saturday, July 25th.

AM Notes

MONDAY FOOD & DRINKS

Monday, 8:30 am Breakfast (500 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 L of Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 8 oz of 2% Milk – 120 calories
  • 1 Pkg on Instant Strawberries and Cream Flavored Oatmeal – 140 calories
  • Total 8:00 am Breakfast Calories = 260 (240 calories under allotment)

Monday, 10:30 am Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 10:30 am Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Monday, 12:30 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 L of Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Stick of Sugar Free Watermelon EXTRA gum – 5 calories
  • Total 12:30 pm Snack Calories = 5 (95 calories under allotment)

Monday, 2:30 pm Lunch (500 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 L of Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Small Fry From McDonald’s – 230 calories
  • 1 Apple Pie From McDonald’s – 240 calories
  • Total 2:30 pm Lunch Calories = 470 (30 calories under allotment)

Monday, 4:30 pm Dinner (500 calories allotted)

  • Chicken Egg Rolls – 360 calories
  • 1/2 Serving of Fried Rice – 200 calories
  • 5 Pcs. of Orange Chicken – 200 calories
  • Total 4:30 pm Dinner Calories = 860 (360 calories over allotment!)

Monday, 6:30 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 6:30 pm Dinner Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Monday, 8:30 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 8:30 pm Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Monday, 10:00 pm Bedtime Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 10:00 pm Bedtime Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Total Calories Consumed: 260 + 0 + 5 + 470 + 860 + 0 + 0 = 1,595 as of 5:21 pm. YES! Under 2,000!

PM Notes

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Best of Mental Health and Wellness,

Goodnight.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day (64) 30

started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 64 of my weight loss journey. I started the Beck Diet by Dr. Judith S. Beck on day 45. I skipped ahead and am now on day 30. If you like my blogs, send me a tip on Vocal. Thanks!

Last night I was up late doing copyright research. I forgot all about dieting. I found that that since I am my Dad’s sole heir, and he left no other will, I have inherited his greatest treasure – all of his creative works including his almost twenty books. I want to revise and re-publish them with the latest psychology research. I would also like to someday re-open the center that he built for training.

I think I finally went to bed at 5:00 am this morning. Had to get up at 9:45 for church. It was announced today that this will be our last Sunday in residence until further notice, so services will be hosted on Facebook.

————— MY FOOD MEMO FOR SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020 —————

My Daily Food Diary – Day (64) 30

Current Weigh In: As of Saturday, July 18, I still weighed in at 249 pounds – one pound less than the weight I was after finding out I was misreading my scale. I have lost 5 pounds and gained 4 pounds since beginning the Beck diet. My next weigh in is Saturday, July 25th.

AM Notes

SUNDAY FOOD & DRINKS

Sunday, 10:44 am Breakfast (500 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 Bottle of Orange Strawberry Sunny D (10 fl oz) – 75 calories
  • 1 Glazed Donut From Casey’s – 260 calories
  • 1 Peppermint Candy – 20 calories
  • Total 10:44 am Breakfast Calories = 280 (220 calories under allotment)

Sunday, 12:50 pm Lunch (500 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 L of Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Pkg. of Animal Crackers – 110 calories
  • Total 12:50 pm Lunch Calories = 110 (390 calories under allotment)

Sunday, 2 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • 1 Pkg. of Strawberry Fruit Snacks – 80 calories
  • Total 2 pm Snack Calories = 80 (20 calories under allotment)

Sunday, 4:00 pm Dinner (500 calories allotted)

  • 1 Bowl of Vegetables and Sausage – 400 calories
  • 1 Pkg. of Animal Crackers – 110 calories
  • Total 12:11 pm Snack Calories = 510 (10 calories over allotment)

Sunday, 6:00 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 6:00 pm Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment!)

Sunday, 8:00 pm Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 4:30 pm Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Sunday, 10:00 pm Bedtime Snack (100 calories allotted)

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total 10:00 pm Bedtime Snack Calories = 0 (100 calories under allotment)

Total Calories Consumed: 280 + 110 + 80 + 510 + 0 + 0 = 980 as of 8:20 pm. YES! Under 2,000!

PM Notes

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Best of Mental Health and Wellness,

Goodnight.

——————— END ———————

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day (63) 29

started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 63 of my weight loss journey. I started the Beck Diet by Dr. Judith S. Beck on day 45. I skipped ahead and am now on day 29. Yesterday, I signed up to share my stories on Vocal. If you like my blogs, send me a tip.

Rest in peace, Daddy.

I’m up late doing some research. I forgot all about dieting. I have two days off to get this project worked out that came to me last tonight. I’ve been searching on copyright laws and it appears that since I am my Dad’s sole heir, and he left no other will, I have inherited his greatest treasure – all of his creative works including his almost twenty books.

A few weeks ago, someone submitted a speaker request at one of my Dad’s websites. Since I moderated his contacts, I had to give the sad news that my dad passed away silently on March 4, 2019. Also, other people are still going to his website (the stats keep going up) and some people want to buy his books.

My Dad was a deep thinker who wrote profusely just like I do. I learned from him to be a word connoisseur. He did not have a college degree, but he was extremely well-read and in a vast number of topics. He could communicate on just about any subject. This is the last video that I ever saw of my Dad. 

He had a decades long vision of opening a training center for youths and adults to teach them about manhood and womanhood. I was his webmaster. I also created many of his graphics like the one below created for his bestseller – used in the juvenile justice system in Georgia. Juveniles were required to take a course taught by my Dad…

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…and this one that he liked so much, he changed it to his official digital business card…

wtt_slider_manup2

…and some blog posts. Here is something I wrote for him in 2014:

In order to help male youths find alternatives to life in the streets, substance abuse, and delinquent behavior, it is the responsibility of every man to develop his manhood. Many males turn to gangs and other counterproductive recreations because they do not find at home, in schools, or in the faith community, the love, support, and constructive opportunities that they need to be fulfilled and maintain and a positive course of action and a thought process that is conducive to progress.

Men who are mature in their manhood (and maturity is not necessarily equivalent to age) need to make time to offer guidance, counseling, love, and training in manhood and behavior modification, to all males as early as possible before they are in a crisis mode. In fact, this is a key to ending generational crime cycles that plague many inner cities today. Unfortunately, many interventions for our young brothers are not started until they have gone so far past center, that those who would reach out to them feel that it is too late. It is not too late. We must try. When we allow a male to go astray without any effort to recall him, it is not only he who feels abandoned. Other males see what is happening to their brother and also feel daunted and unloved. This should not be named among us.

While many efforts focus on the plight of young girls, young males also are sometimes the victims of violent crimes and become blind sighted by their pain that they are not allowed to express, are told to repress, and are made to live with in silence despite the crushing distress of emotions that have no release valve. These withheld emotions often turn to anger and the male becomes a danger waiting to happen. With this sequence of unfortunate events in the absence of manhood development and someone to help him discover the real truth about himself – that he is not an accident, a failure, and a lost cause, the male soon gets the false perception that there is nothing else to except succumb to the negative forces and anti-progress activities of his debilitating environment. There has to be another way; and there is.

Males need meaningful education, and that includes more than reading, writing, and calculations. They need social and cultural development, including role models who have the liquidity of thought to understand that he is not his environment. A man who also given up needs to develop his own manhood in order to lead today’s youth. That means the job of manhood development is also larger than the youth population, because of our “lost boys” are already men – some with families, and now there is another level of need in that these boys are raising boys without knowing where to lead them.

The 1990s was a turbulent time in America, when African American males were imprisoned at a rate of six times more frequently than Caucasian males. Then and now, African Americans comprise nearly half (1/2) of the incarcerated population in US prisons. While this and other statistics such as the societal norm that one in three African American males is on the road to incarceration (Bureau of Criminal Justice Statistics), means that many African American males have already given up, there is nothing as powerful as a changed mind – and this is a product of behavior modification through manhood development.

Manhood development gets to the core of the male experience and pulls out of him, the man that he could be and the man that he should be. It turns a searchlight on the self and asks hard questions, faces the facts, and provides hope for a future because it exposes myths and breaks down barriers. The world cannot afford to lose another generation to a wilderness of despair. Each one needs to reach one and teach one and together we can make a difference.

The above was followed with a call to action, to enroll young men in an upcoming manhood training.

In 2017, Dad’s dream of opening a center for manhood development came true. The ManUp Manhood Development Center had its grand opening on Saturday, February 4th at 10:00am, at a location in Jonesboro, Georgia.

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Unfortunately, Dad is not here to witness the next level of his vision. It is going to be one for the record books.

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Best of Mental Health and Wellness,

Goodnight.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day (62) 28

started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 62 of my weight loss journey. I started the Beck Diet by Dr. Judith S. Beck on day 45. I skipped ahead and am now on day 28. Yesterday. I signed up to share my stories on Vocal. If you like my blogs, send me a tip.

During the same time that I saw the ad for Vocal, I saw an add for a technical college. Today I am un-dieting. This is not a loss of control binge, it is a planned hiatus. I’m taking a diet siesta to celebrate being accepted to that technical school to study Web Design! I have been designing websites for over a decade, but I do not have formal training or certification of my skills.

I’ve taken a few programming classes like Java, PHP, and C++, but I still have a lot to learn before becoming a software engineer. This translates into difficulty getting a job as a professional web designer since there are genuinely some gaps in my knowledge. I still plan to pursue my Masters and PhD. I just won’t have to worry about how to pay for them.

Did I say that I believe in prophetic moments? I do.

For example, six years after I asked for an application, I applied for and was hired to my current job. After working there for four months, I found the original paper application I had started, dated 2014, that I never submitted because I was not in a good place psychologically. As soon as my condition was manageable, I applied for the same job I had wanted six years earlier, although I hadn’t thought about it since. That’s focus running so deep it’s subliminal.

In 2013, I wrote an article entitled, “Unpack Your Vision to Make A Needed Career Change.” Now, I am in a position to take my own advice. Traditionally, most people are resistant to change since security is often the first thing one has to let go – though a fresh perspective can let you see that being securely chained to an emotional millstone (the wrongfill in the blank” in your life (such as the wrong job, the wrong partner, the wrong goal)) is not exactly the rising force you need to elevate your professional status.

So today I’m taking a break to say (as the Beck Diet promotes) good job for taking a chance on myself. I did not know if I would get accepted to the school, but I took a chance on me. Self-faith is a part of mental health. I’m learning how to believe in the me I can be instead of worrying about the me I was and letting that stifle me into not trying to reach my goals (which are no small bag of peanuts).

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Best of Mental Health and Wellness,

Goodnight.

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