My Weight Loss (#1)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails San Benito in Paicines, California.



Labor Day last year, I decided it was time to lose some weight. In general, just being careless I weighed in at a whopping 212.5 pounds. The most I’ve ever weighed in my entire life!


Many years ago I lost a lot of weight on the Atkins Diet. So, this time I put myself on a “modified” Atkins Diet.


It’s a three-point plan…

1) Restrict my daily intake of carbohydrates to a maximum of 25 grams.

2) Reduced portion sizes.

3) Moderate exercise…stretchy band for the upper body and a brisk 1-2 mile walk a day.


I began the plan last Labor Day and yesterday (30 weeks later), I’ve lost 34.5 pounds…an overall average of 1.15 pounds weekly. My current weight is 178 pounds.


The below chart shows the progression. I intend to continue on this program (new blank chart starting this week) and lose about another 20 pounds. I’ve discovered you do not lose weight at an even rate. Sometimes a week passes with no apparent loss (Mary calls them “plateaus”). I’m currently on my first two-week plateau. I’m expecting to continue in a downward mode in the very near future.



As always you may left click upon the image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…






With the weight loss, I’m feeling absolutely terrific for an old guy! My annual physical is scheduled at the VA Clinic in Sonora, California in less than four weeks. I expect my doctor will be as pleased as I am about this happening.


This time however, I intend to keep the weight off. HOW, you ask? Simple. I’m just going to continue charting my weight once I arrive at my destination. Only three things can be happening regarding weight…you are either going up, going down or staying the same.I’ll mark the chart with heavy lines and allow myself to “bounce around” within a 5 pound tolerance.


By keeping a chart from now on, I’ll have visual presentation to keeping me on the straight and narrow. Pun intended!  🙂





 Yesterday was sunny and 77 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 74 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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