Crusted Drumsticks – Recipe


Eating these drums felt so guilty, but alas they were diet friendly! These are a great meal to serve to non-dieters, also a great family friendly meal!

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Relapse, Retool & Redux

Well it’s been awhile since I wrote my last blog post and had my victory lap. Unfortunately,  I may have celebrated a little too prematurely. Since my low weight 8 months ago, I have gained 38 lbs. Wow… as I write this and do the math, it kind-of becomes more real. Continue reading

Thank you!

I just noticed that I had my 10,000th view on this blog. Hooray! Thanks to everyone who has visited.

If it weren’t for those who read, commented and supported me, I probably would not have had the weight-loss success that I enjoy!



My Progress So Far – 1 year

When I stepped on the scale this morning I was pretty surprised to find that I am more-or-less the same weight as I was a month ago. For the past year I have dieted and lost 75+ lbs. I ended my diet 7-lbs short of my goal,  due to a ‘plateau.’ As recommended in the Dukan Diet book I started the ‘consolidation phase.’ This basically consists of protein + vegetable days everyday and once per week you can have a ‘celebration meal.’ I must admit the idea of a restriction-free meal is ultimately what convinced me to prematurely stop the weight-loss phase of this diet.  Continue reading

Personal Sized Meat Loaves – recipe

Larrythedood's Dukan Meatloaf with Brown Sauce

There are few comfort foods that are quite as good as meatloaf. I have listed two versions of these meatloaves, depending on your sauce  preference.

This recipe was inspired by Ina Garten’s individual meatloaves.


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My Progress So Far – The end of week 49 and the beginning of “Consolidation Phase”

Celebrating my Wife’s birthday this past weekend had a lot to do with my decision to end the weight-loss portion of this diet. I had been consciously trying to lose weight for 3 weeks short of one year. During that time I have lost 76 lbs (83lbs at my one-time low). Continue reading

My Progress So Far – The end of week 47

I haven’t written any progress updates over the past 2 months because I haven’t made any real progress over that time. When I look back at my weight-loss logs I realize that I am at the same weight that I was in early December (about 4 months ago). I have been faithfully adhering to my regime, and I think it’s about time that I start to entertain the notion that I may not be able to lose anymore weight.  Continue reading