Yet Another Weight Loss Show #2 – 249 – I Survived Thanksgiving


There was no change in my weight this week, despite a fairly major change in my diet. For the first time in many, many months, I went a week without a bite of fast food. It’s not the first time that I’ve done this – in fact, any time I’ve ever lost any kind of weight it was during a period where I laid off the fast food. I always went back to it eventually. Twice a week for lunch… swing through the drive-thru three times a week for breakfast… but no longer.

I ate responsibly at Thanksgiving. While many people stuff themselves as full of carbs and tryptophan as possible, I actually ate no more than I would at any other meal on any other day. Couple of slices of turkey breast, a bit of dark meat, a little mashed potato and some awesome cauliflower that I made up. I might post the recipe for that later on. That was all. I didn’t go nuts. Well, I did eat a couple of bites of cake afterward – literally, bites. My mom made this cake balls that were really great. They’re about the size of a golf ball and instead of frosting, you dip the ball-shaped cake in white chocolate and let it harden. Kinda like a chocolate covered strawberry, except with cake. I ate two.

Pretty modest for Thanksgiving, right?

So, that was my only life-change this past week. Fast food is officially out. Everything else remained the same. Next week, starting tomorrow, I begin with another piece of the puzzle: changing my snacks at home. Gone will be the white-flour crackers, corn chips and other not-so-great items. After that comes the really hard part – counting calories and changing my meal-time food choices.

What about exercising? I didn’t do any this week aside from a lot of walking around at the zoo on Wednesday. That’s another piece of the puzzle that will be implemented at a specific time.

Also on the podcast: I described how I got into the shape that I’m in.

Lastly, my apologies for the quality of the audio in this episode. It’s not as good as I would like it to be because I had to record in a room of the apartment that isn’t acoustically friendly to podcasting. If I wasn’t on a schedule, I might have put off recording until I could be in my normal location, but alas, it was not to be. Next week will be back to my normally clear audio quality.

Published by Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark is a podcaster and proprietor of QAQN, a writer at, and an all-around cool dude everywhere else. God, I hate talking about myself in the third-person.

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  1. I should get some Triscuits for the house – I think I could pass by them if I was starving.

    I like the music in the background – it's something I expect with this show now.

    1. Thanks! I really dig the music, too. I haven't decided if I'll do the same thing for the new podcast I'm launching next month, but I might. The right music can add a lot of flavor. The major downside is that you have to be willing to do the whole show without edits (or without subtle edits anyway). If I were to pause the recording or cut part of it out later, the music would sound like a record skip. That's why I don't do it on shows with co-hosts or guests, since those run a higher risk of needing editing.

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