Author Archives: Mike Willner

Occasional Semi-Fasting May Be Healthy

Here’s an excerpt from an article entitled, “5 Key Ways to Lose Weight After 50” by Hallie Levine, AARP, May 9, 2018, https://bit.ly/2ulWANV: Try occasional fasting We’re not talking juice cleanses. Rather, research now shows that a specific type of intermittent … Continue reading

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Baby Boomer Kicks Ass

Hey fellow and wannabe L-Wackos, Guess who made weight a few days ago. Yup, yours truly. So now you can call me Sir L-Wacko, or just Wacko for short, or just Sir if you prefer. And don’t forget, where there’s … Continue reading

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I’ll Start My Diet Tomorrow

Hey folks, How’s it hangin’? My belly is hanging a little less than it was a month ago, about 10 pounds less, but I still have about 9.5 lbs to go to hit my target weight, which I have hit … Continue reading

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Long-term versus Short-term Willpower

Happy New Year! It’s five days into the new year – have you stuck with your resolution? I have, because I resolved not to re-start my weight-loss regimen until February 1st 🙂 Actually, I’m starting to get a little tired of … Continue reading

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No More Mr. Fat Guy

Hola fellow L-Wackos (and wanna-be L-Wackos), With 3 weeks to hit my target weight of 165, I’m about 7 pounds over. No problem! I could do that in 3 days if I had to and it would probably help me … Continue reading

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Gave the Paleo Diet a Try

Hello Fello L-Wackos, How’s everyone doing on the fat front?  Scott’s been eating quite a bit o’ fish lately.     Scott and I are doing pretty well, thanks to the Paleo Diet we followed for a month… and only … Continue reading

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L-Wacko’s Keeping it Off

The day before our target weigh-in date, the 4th of July, I got an email from Lee: “Out of the contest — my doctor told me it was too low a weight for me.” Lee, that’s a good one. Nice … Continue reading

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Commitment and the Lack Thereof

Commitment and the Lack Thereof This past March, after hitting my adjusted target weight of 165, I told Scott and Eric that I was going to try to make 163 by the end of April, but I didn’t set a … Continue reading

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Flipping the Switch

I was talking to Wendi, who lost 25 pounds and has kept it off since January, about how it was easy for her to stick to her diet when she was committed, and how she hopes she can “flip the … Continue reading

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Scott + Willpower = Weight Loss

As he was tipping the scales at 180, Scotty wasn’t too happy a few weeks ago when I reminded him that he had committed to hit 167 between March 24-31. Historically, Scott has been a twice-a-year kind of Wacko, hitting … Continue reading

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