February 10, 2020 New Low Point #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

February 10, 2020 – Yup, it was water weight. Yesterday I weighed in at 312. The day before 308.
That was less than a MINOR set back. Barely a hiccup!

February 10, 2020 New Low Point

Having run out of my weekly supply of grilled chicken and salmon, I found some Mahi Mahi frozen (Trader Joe’s). I put in toaster over, still frozen solid with some Zombie Hot Sauce, fresh ground salt and pepper and a bag of frozen pineapple tidbits, also from TJs. Yummy. I at all 16oz of fish and all the pineapple. While not as pretty (hence the lack of #foodporn on instagram) the spicy sweet flavor was perfect.

Next I was walking up the monstrous hill to catch a bus to the club, walking nearly a mile from Port Authority to 53rd and 8th.

While teaching a 3-hour class and hosting a show, I sporadically nibbled on three protein bars. ONE Cinnamon Roll, THINK Lemon Bar and THINK Double Caramel Bliss, all have a low GI, with 0-1 sugar. All three brag 20g protein and less than 8g of fat.

I nearly fell asleep at the club. Exhausted! Finally picking myself up I walked back to the bus, then down the hill.

The whole ride I was anxious. I have no protein at the house. The cravings for a lot of bad choices popped in every time the bus passes a Fast Food joint I have avoided for seven months.

The prevailing thought was to hop in the car, before even going inside the house, to go shopping and maybe even grill.

By the time the bus dropped me off, I was ordering delivery.

Mixed grill kabobs and assorted cold appetizers. Beyti offers the most delishous chicken and lamb. I forgot to substitute salad for rice. The assorted dips included lebne, hummus, baba ganoush, a second eggplant salad, tabouli and a pepper based puree.

The dips were mostly for my wife, but by skipping the amazing homemade bread, more like pizza than traditional pita, I could taste.

Most importantly I made sure to guzzled LOTS of water yesterday. The day before I replaced water with three decaf coffees.

I also made sure to reduce the salt for the day.

As a result I purged six pounds of water from the body.

Forward we March….

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Yup, it was water weight. Yesterday I weighed in at 312. The day before 308. That was less than a MINOR set back. Barely a hiccup! February 10, 2020 New Low Point #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends Having run out of my weekly supply of grilled chicken and salmon, I found some Mahi Mahi frozen (Trader Joe's). I put in toaster over, still frozen solid with some Zombie Hot Sauce, fresh ground salt and pepper and a bag of frozen pineapple tidbits, also from TJs. Yummy. I at all 16oz of fish and all the pineapple. While not as pretty (hence the lack of #foodporn on instagram) the spicy sweet flavor was perfect. Next I was walking up the monstrous hill to catch a bus to the club, walking nearly a mile from Port Authority to 53rd and 8th. While teaching a 3-hour class and hosting a show, I sporadically nibbled on three protein bars. ONE Cinnamon Roll, THINK Lemon Bar and THINK Double Caramel Bliss, all have a low GI, with 0-1 sugar. All three brag 20g protein and less than 8g of fat. I nearly fell asleep at the club. Exhausted! Finally picking myself up I walked back to the bus, then down the hill. The whole ride I was anxious. I have no protein at the house. The cravings for a lot of bad choices popped in every time the bus passes a Fast Food joint I have avoided for seven months. The prevailing thought was to hop in the car, before even going inside the house, to go shopping and maybe even grill. By the time the bus dropped me off, I was ordering delivery. Mixed grill kabobs and assorted cold appetizers. Beyti offers the most delishous chicken and lamb. I forgot to substitute salad for rice. The assorted dips included lebne, hummus, baba ganoush, a second eggplant salad, tabouli and a pepper based puree. The dips were mostly for my wife, but by skipping the amazing homemade bread, more like pizza than traditional pita, I could taste. Most importantly I made sure to guzzled LOTS of water yesterday. The day before I replaced water with three decaf coffees. I also made sure to reduce the salt for the day. As a result I purged six pounds of water from the body. Forward we March….

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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…

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

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.

Healthy!

No number? No date?

Nope.

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

Monday February 3, 2020 New Low Point 311.2 #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

New Low Point

1.2 pounds less than 24 hours ago
72lbs since July 1 2019

How?

Food Choices

Breakfast: 10oz NY strip Steak purchased at Trader Joe’s, roasted in toaster oven with a few drops of hot sauce, teriyaki, garlic, salt and pepper. Served with a side of riced cauliflower simply flavored with some drippings from cooking steak. I realized years ago, one of the lowest calorie items on a menu is grilled steak. Red meat gets a bad wrap. The beef is not the problem. The real issue is the salt folks add, or sugar sauces, or worse, the bread, cheese and bacon added in burger form. But a grilled steak, or roasted as long as you trim most of the fat and lose the cooked off juices, beef is a lean protein.

Three protein bars for lunch and snacks –
THINK maple almond with 0 sugars low GI etc

Dinner: Chicken Enchiladas (unfriend corn tortillas) at legit Mexican taco joint…. Spicy green sauce, minimal sprinkled white cheese and sour cream, topped with lettuce and sliced avocado

Skipped the chips & salsa, just one taste of the rice. No beer. No margarita. Just a bottle of water.

Whole Mango for dessert with more water. This place sells sliced mango akin to a street vendor. During the summer I get it with lemon juice and hot pepper powder (similar to the stuff used to rim a bloody Mary). But for winter just the simple sweet. Perfectly ripe!

During Superbowl, no garbage, no alcohol, no wasted calories.

This morning, no regrets.

Movement

Walked 2+ miles round trip commuting to comedy club. First half mile ALL up hill.

Do what you always do, get what you always got!

Coming home meant walking in a cold drizzle. I wanted to hail a cab or call an Uber so bad, but I was determined to walk and burn some calories.

Most of the day was spent Teaching/Producing teen comedy class and show. On feet for three hours out of the five.

Today: lots of office time marketing, taxes etc. Plan to hit the pool this morning.

Have an inspired day all!

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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new #christmas song ???

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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