Sunday, November 29, 2015

Updated the e-book description on Amazon

This is the new description which is awaiting approval at Amazon. This is what someone interested in the book will see when they click on the link. I stand behind every word as it has all happened to me. I believe that it can happen for you as well. Ignore the squiggly lines please.

Carrying extra pounds and inches around your waist and elsewhere? Tired of overhearing the snide remarks aimed in your direction about your weight? Worried that you might be on a one way trip to insulin resistance, prediabetes or God forbid, Type Two Diabetes?

The author was having all these issues which came to a head in mid April 2015 during a visit to the doctor for the semi-annual checkup and bloodwork analysis. Officially diagnosed prediabetic and with insulin resistance, the prognosis was a one way trip to Type Two Diabetes and insulin shots unless something changed.  This was a disaster because I am a professional driver and if diagnosed Type 2 diabetic required to take insulin shots, it would mean that I would lose my license and livelihood.

Well something changed alright.The talk from my doctor galvanized me and I finally got serious about my health and took action.

This e-book is the culmination of my efforts that began immediately after walking out of the doctor's office. Efforts that have been distilled into a few easy to follow and understand concepts that you can readily add to your daily routine. Incorporating them into my life has resulted in 60 pounds of fat lost, the shrinking down of my waist size from 41 to 33 inches, and my doctor telling me to my face- "keep up what you are doing and you will never get diabetes."

You can get similar results. You can implement the ideas outlined in this e-book into your life cheaply, with no major expenditures or onerous calorie counting required. You can eat big nutritious meals and never feel like "you are on a diet." In fact, your friends and family may even call you a liar after watching you pack the food away, especially when you tell them that you are losing weight to boot!

Like I have, you can assume some measure of control over your body. It is not inevitable that you stay fat and get sick, if you can start changing some of your ways today. It is an inevitability that if you don't, serious consequences may occur sooner rather than later.

It is all up to you.

So why not try to become master of your own body? You can start changing your life and health today. It really is much easier than you think!”

Please excuse me while I dig into exactly one of those meals.

William McDonald

P.S. Add 2 small corn tortillas and extra spinach and onions, I was a little hungry. I am very confident that this meal will not spike my sugar levels nor will it raise my weight.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Falling off the weight loss wagon is easy to do, and easy to get back up on with the right plan(with pictures)

Let me tell you folks something. I like to eat. I used to like to eat junk food but a good ole fashioned diabetes scare took that right out of me. But I still like
to eat. Here is a quick story with pictures of what happens when you fall off the wagon and then use the plan outlined in the e-book to get back with it.

It started Tuesday, 11/24/2015. On that morning, I weighed in at 172.2 pounds.

That morning for breakfast I had a big bowl of steel cut oats with honey and raisins added for taste. No problem there.

Then for lunch, I went to Hometown Buffet with a friend to discuss this e-book. You know what is coming. Below is what I ate at that meal:

cream of broccoli soup, a bowl of taco meat with pinto beans-shredded cheese- sour cream-pico de gallo salsa, 3 or 4 big pieces of chicken,serving of whole kernel sweet corn,serving of green beans with butter on top,small hamburger patty with gravy,1 piece baked white fish,glass of2% milk,cup of black coffee, and the coup de grace was the big bowl of chocolate pudding with a serving spoon size dollop of whipped cream on top!

When I got home, I jumped on the exercise bike for 30 minutes going 4.8 miles and burning 203.7 calories.

Later that night, my girlfriend gave me this plate for my supper which was pork and brown rice. I also ate a big spoon of peanut butter.

After eating again, I knew that I was in real weight trouble and hopped back on the exercise bike for another 30 minutes going 4.8 miles and burning 203.6 calories.

I went to bed and woke up the next morning to see this number staring at me from the scale. And I believe only the two exercise rides kept it from being much worse.

My work was definitely cut out for me due to my self inflicted dietary wound. But I wasn’t finished. I did not exercise the 25th and had these two meals below. Note that bowl is not a cereal bowl, it is a HUGE bowl, almost 3 times the size!

Remember I did not ride the bike on the 25th. The next morning, Thanksgiving Day, I stepped up on the scale to this sight which blew me away as I expected another weight gain but instead…….

No change in my weight, despite all the food from the day before. This year my girlfriend didn’t feel up to doing the Thanksgiving thing, fine by me as I was in the pickle with this weight gain, so I had these meals. Breakfast was a big bowl of steel cut oatmeal. Lunch was another giant bowl of her beef caldo with pinto beans poured on top along with a sliced up banana. Wiped out the bowl with one of her gorditas, Mexican style hoecake made from corn masa. For dinner, I had Del Taco fast food- mini cheese quesadilla and a small chicken taco.

Well of course my weight should have gone up the next morning, but this is what I saw.

I lost 2.2 pounds which I attribute more to exercise. I forgot to mention that on Thanksgiving Day I rode 30 minutes for 4.9 miles and burned 208.6 calories.

As far as food on the 27th, yesterday, I had a big bowl of the steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, lunch was a small chili from Wendy’s and dinner was a fish taco from Alberto’s Mexican drive thru. When I got home I had a giant spoon of peanut butter and half a glass of regular milk.

Drum roll. This morning’s weigh in pic shows the lowest weight in decades, making it 60+ pounds lost since this thing began with that infamous doctor visit on April 15th this year.

Everybody falls off the wagon from time to time. But with this plan, you can do so and still climb back up on that wagon, eating big and nutritious meals while doing so along with easy aerobic exercising.

Now go buy the book and tell a friend!

William McDonald

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

E-book finally live on Amazon Kindle

After struggling with the formatting to upload the manuscript for Kindle for over three weeks, I finally decided to let a pro handle it. I went with Hauser Publishing out in Marina del Rey where I believe their office is located and Nicole who is one of the co-founders did the work. Right now they have a web special where they will do all the formatting for you in the different formats and return the files to you for a great price of $89, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

They can be reached via the web here.

This e-book is the story of my efforts to lose weight and make lifestyle changes in order to avoid possibly becoming diabetic in the near to mid-future. In a nutshell, I came up with my take on the diet and exercise recommendation from my doctor and in the process have lost almost 60 pounds at this very moment and 8 inches from my waistline.

I believe that the same results can be had by you.

This blog will be the place where I write about things that may end up in the second edition as well as expand upon some of the things in the book if needed, until that new edition comes out. I will also post an appendix here first for that edition as well as other photos and meal tips, etc.

So come back for future updates or subscribe to the mailing list.

In the meantime, feel free to surf over to Amazon and pick up the book here.

About me. I am a 61 year old shuttle bus driver and part-time blogger. Just an average guy who was fat for decades. I loved anything and everything with sugar added. I also came close to being diabetic which ran on both sides of the family. I finally saw the light after getting the bad news from my doctor this past April 15th, this book is the culmination of my efforts to change my situation and I believe it can help you.

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William McDonald

P.S. The inspiration for the title is due to the fact that my pants fell down every time I my waist size reduced, 41 down to the current 33 inch.