Entries by Paul Ramsay

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298.4 pounds: Less Stress, Less Weight

The week after the hypnotists’ convention, I began my annual “Back to School Tour” where I travel around the country performing stage hypnotism for colleges as they begin their new school year.  This is always a fun time of year for me, as I get to travel around, meet a lot of nice people, and […]

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STRESS and 300.3 pounds

The day before my hypnotists convention, the itching was so bad that I wanted to scratch the skin right off my body.  I went to an urgent care, and they put me back on steroids, but a slightly higher dose this time.  Within a day of being on the steroids the itching was practically gone, […]

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301 pounds

The poison ivy has mostly gone away, but I’m still finishing my steroids regimen.  I itch all the time, still, and my whole body has a light pink rash.  The itching is so bad that it wakes me up at night sometimes, so my sleep quality is suffering, and there’s a link between poor sleep […]

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302 pounds

After last week’s weigh-in, I went outside to do some yard work, which has been a regular part of my morning routine since I started this project.  I get outside first thing in the morning and get moving, just to start my day with some light activity.  Lately I’ve been doing a lot of weeding […]

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303 pounds

Well, I’m kind of hovering at this weight, and that’s frustrating when I first look at the scale, but then I think about how I’m not actually dieting, I’m not working out, and I’m eating whatever food I want.  I wouldn’t recommend this as a weight loss approach, but it is an important part of […]

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303.5 pounds… Again

No change in weight since last weigh-in.  It’s now been five weeks since I officially started this project, and I’ve lost 4.5 pounds, so a little less than a pound per week of weight loss, if you average it out.  While the results are disappointing, keep in mind that I really have not followed any […]

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303.5 pounds

Small victory, but I’ll take it.  With the fourth of July holiday mixed into last week, which did involve some cookouts and indulgent choices, to drop a pound and a half is okay in my book. Last week, I brought up the idea of becoming more aware of when I’m truly hungry and when I’m […]

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305 pounds

This one didn’t surprise me, actually.  I was good most of the week with nutrition and water intake, but then I checked out over the weekend.  I also finished chopping all my firewood last week, and haven’t found a good replacement activity in the mornings. I keep thinking about one simple idea: why do I […]

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304.8

Ok, so about a pound and a half down after not losing any weight last week.  Still frustrating, but at least there is weight loss, again. I am noticing that I have less cravings, now that I’m getting into a routine, three weeks in.  I still eat what I want to eat, but I’m working […]

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306.5… Again!

Well, that was a kick in the pants.  After being frustrated last week for only losing a pound and a half, imagine my frustration this week at losing no weight at all. So, it made me realize that I probably ought to be a little more detailed about what I’m actually doing so far, in […]