Starting to lose again, finally #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

It’s been a few weeks since I posted a NEW LOW POINT…

I have been getting exercise

It can be frustrating. After losing a pound a day for a week, then hitting a road block, or even experience a slight gain. I’ve been here many times before.

I have lost 50+ pounds three times in my life. Each time I hit that plateau. I gave up.

Each time I wanted to get back on track I gave up.

A few times I nearly gave up on this journey.

Every 10 pounds or so I hit a plateau. Everything seems so easy. Dropping a pound a day is a piece of cake, until it’s not.

The biggest issue these days is portion control.

At nearly 400 pounds, I could eat a ton of food and still lose weight. It’s easy.

Now, as I approach 300, portion control starts to play a major role. I need to start paying more attention to calorie counts and column.

Many will tell you not to worry about your counts with certain foods, as there is no way you could ever eat enough of that food to count.

Well I have a talent for eating WAY beyond capacity. My pain censors for bloated are defective.

But yesterday, I had an interesting break through.

First of all, I made a choice which led to me walking 4 miles.

I wanted to quit and call an Uber at least four times. It was cold. I was bored. I was tired…..

But I kept going. I choose to take the wrong bus, then go four extra stops so I could make a deposit at the bank (client for a comedy field trip handed me a stack of one’s and fives, $1000+ cash.)

With just a half mile to go, I stopped for tacos.

This place gave me FOUR tacos for just $8. Real Mexican “street” tacos have no cheese or sour cream, no fried tortillas. They simply line soft corn tortillas with marinated grilled or griddled meats.

This plate also had the most delicious grilled onions and peppers.

I turned down the tortilla chips but kept the four salsa choices.

Just a month ago I would have chowed down on all four, but even after one, I felt full-ish. I ate one more and asked for a box. (And some extra peppers and onions.

Not only did I make better portion control choices, I had TWO meals for $13 ($8 taco, $1 water, plus tax and a great trip)

I’ll be back!

February 8, 2020 New Low Point #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

February 8, 2020
New Low Point

Busy day yesterday.

Breakfast was grilled salmon over riced cauliflower topped with mango and pineapple.

Started teaching two classes back to back at a Queens Middle School via Arts Horizon. Thanks to Dena and all the amazing folks for giving me a shot!

Lunch TWO Protein Bars ONE Cinnamon Bun

Then I spent an hour singing and dancing in Times Square, promoting our show. So cold….. so cold…..

TWO more protein bars
ONE Maple Donut
THINK Maple Almond Drizzle

Then 70 minutes hosting EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv.

Dinner, while watching first episode of LOCK & KEY on Netflix, Grilled Chicken with big side of Asparagus.

Lots of water
The journey continues…

February 7, 2020 New Low Point #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

February 7, 2020 New Low Point

Highest weigh ever? 383.2 73+ pounds strategically removed since 7/1/2019

It occurs to me that when I choose the right foods, in almost any portion, I break even. If I simply moderate portions, I lose.

I am not going to bed hungry. However I often still go to bed with the deep sub conscious though, I SHOULD EAT!

I made the realization in Weight Watchers years ago.
I have NEVER been hungry in my life.

I have forgotten to eat, due to busy schedule, and felt light headed, but it was not hunger. I just had an inconsistent intake of quality energy foods.

Instead of hunger, I get a psycholical imperative to eat. Usually comes from boredom, anxiety, or other emotional response.
Traditionally I equally commiserate and celebrate with food and drink.

I started the day with comfort carbs.

I put myself to bed the same way. I was always seeking “comfort”. Of course what I got was discomfort around the belt.

When focused on weight loss I have to be lasar focuses. Sometimes that creates anxiety that leads to habitual food cravings.

Two days ago, this happened. Thankfully the fridge was full of veggies and lean proteins.

I binged and broke even on the day.

By following that up with a very moderate consumption day, I am down three pounds from one week ago.

Come celebrate with me I’m hosting the 6:30 show tonight at the Broadway Comedy Club, Times Square NYC. CLICK HERE for discount tickets.

Time for a new belt! Waist Down 8+ inches

Last spring I was busting out of 54″ elastic waist khakis.

Today I wore a non elastic 46″ waist khaki.

I bought these pants a few weeks ago and barely squeezed in while today they were comfortable and even slimming.

Weary of buying too many new clothes that may not fit right in a few weeks later (dropping that fast at times.) I have continued to rotate the old pants into my wardrobe.

Two days ago I nearly tripped, walking with pant legs tucked under my heels. Inseam has not changed, but all that material around a smaller butt is causing drag.

Great problem to have!

Next big stop?

30 year high school reunion. Maybe I’ll be back to my high school rock band front man weight

Lost 2 pounds over the weekend. 3 days later exactly where I was. Feared I would be heavier #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

Lost 2 pounds over the weekend. 3 days later exactly where I was. Feared I would be heavier

I grilled some amazing food yesterday.

This is the photo I posted on instagram. If you notice the plate is already a bit dirty from the other three portions….

I started the day eating about two pounds of sweet potato. Skin on, just a couple sprays of CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT BUTTER 0 calorie spray with garlic, salt pepper. I was going to eat just a few (small ones), but I binged the entire bag. The garlic salt and fresh ground coarse black pepper was yummy. I think a lot of the sugar bubbled out while cooking one hour in toaster oven. The foil lined pan was covered in hardened sugar.

Plus an apple and two protein bars.

Over ate grilled chicken and salmon for dinner. Big side of asparagus.
Over two pounds of food
Tons of water
Two more protein bars
Went to bed feeling bloated

To make things worse I procrastinated going to the gym, eventually not going at all.

Turns out over eating the right foods is not terrible. I did not lose, but I did not gain either.

@dr_oz calls it your FATURDAY, right. Well my weak day for portions was on point for choices.

What is your goal? #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

In response to my images of the scale reflecting new low points, many friends have asked this question to me.

What is your goal?

I have one goal.


No number? No date?


I can not predict how I’ll look and feel after losing 10, 20, or more pounds.

I’ve been 300+ pounds for 25+ years.

I’ve been 350+ pounds for better part of the last 14 years.

Every pound is a victory!

I’ve lost 50+ pounds twice before, in 2008 and 2013.

I have thought about dieting so many times, but the anger and sadness that I failed and gained back the weight each time, with a vengeance, is depressing.

I never want to go back to that place.

What’s different this time?

No bullshit!

I am more hyper aware than ever as to what works for me.

I am aware more than ever I need to ignore the so called advice from others.

I am aware that every time I slip I am offending myself and the hard work it took to get that victory.

Don’t know where I am headed but I am never going back

A boss of mine once told me I will always be fat. Not sure if he said that as a total jerk or as a way to challenge me.

The words were equally depressing and motivating.

Other shave told me I can do it and I did not.

For twenty plus years I have known what to do. I could have written this blog, perhaps a book, many times over

But knowledge is useless without action.

Do what you always do, get what you always got

One of my big “secrets” is creating new habits.

I know I cannot portion control well so I have to cut out certain foods altogether.

So I need to just say no to all chips, crackers, nuts, chocolate, cookies, cakes, donuts, bread, pasta, milk, cheese, alcohol, caffiene etc etc etc

Some of these foods trigger cravings, others kill my metabolism.

What ever it is, by not eating these food, I lose.

When I even sneak a taste, I slip backwards.

Add to that avoiding to much downtime on the couch and the formula is simple.

off to the gym and some laps in the pools….

Stay Inspired

How do you commute to work? Getting more steps into day #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

Today I walked up a massive hill a half a mile to catch a bus from West New York, New Jersey, to my comedy club in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. From Port Authority, instead of taking subway two stops uptown, I walked another 14 blocks, about 3/4 of a mile. I’ll go home the same way, adding up to over two miles.

This is the second weekend doing this both Saturday and Sunday. Both weekends started and ended with a decent meal at home with a couple protein bars and lots of water keeping me going at the club between classes and shows.

Until this summer I bragged that I could walk down the hill to catch the light rail at one station to go to work. Coming home I could get off the train at the top of the hill and walk down.

Of course too often I called my wife to pick me up, or worse, drive in, spending $40+ on gas, tolls and parking.

Eating healthy may sound expensive but losing weight allows you to save a lot of cash in other ways.

How can you get more steps in you day?

I am not a traditional lover of gyms. I am slowly getting the addiction, as workouts get easier and results are obvious.

But I look for ways every day to avoid going by getting in steps other ways.

  • Parking farther away than necesaary at the store, gym, work.
  • Getting off the subway a stop or two early, adding a kilometer or more each way.
  • Taking the steps, skipping the elevator.
  • Doing core tightening of the stomach while driving etc.
  • Skip the coffee shop, go for a walk. The oxygen and blood flow is much more effective than caffiene, anyway.

70lbs Gone since July 2019, more to move out soon #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

Seven months ago I was in the hospital.

By Walt Frasier @waltfrasier

June 30, 2019 I went to the emergency room. That morning at a North Bergen urgent care I was diagnosed with cellulitis, showing as a 3″ red band wrapping around my lower calf and shin.

The doctor sent me home with antibiotics after he drew a line. “If the redness grows past this line go to the emergency room.”

I went home, took a nap, and woke up four hours later with intense chills and the rash double in size. Off to the emergency room!

After a relatively brief check it was determined to admit me for a round of IV drugs and observation. Three days later I turned 47 and was let out of prison, I mean, the hospital.

In many ways, eating hospital “food” alone was a launching pad. It also helped that the doctors all scared me with talk of diabetes.

The doctors explained that my obesity, namely the diabetes, was allowing infections to take more easily. Swimming in dirty water (a NJ beach that was closed the next day for high bacterial levels) may not have been such a big deal otherwise.

My first goal, never going back to the hospital, EVER!!!

I determined the best way to achieve that was diet and exercise.

I did not weight myself before going into the hospital. The highest point I ever weighed in was 383+ at weight watchers, about two years ago. This week I was 313. So, I can only claim 70 pounds scientifically. I am convinced I was closer to 400, simply comparing photos and how I felt.

Me, with my wife, approaching 400 just a year ago…. or so

Over the next few blog posts I want to lay out how I did it and how I plan to move forward. I will track my progress.

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Me, 11 weeks ago, at 328.

I want to share my story to inspire others to do what I thought I could never do. While semi going it alone this time, I have 47 years of stories and support from friends, family, and fellow weight lose hopefuls at WW meetings etc.

Please follow this blog and or my Instagram account. @waltfrasier on most platforms. Help me in my journey. The comments from friends and family drives me forward.

#healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

Already falling out of Santa Suit lol