AUTHOR’S NOTE #1: The blog post includes measurements in U.S. customary and metric units, with metric conversions in parenthesis and courtesy of Wolfram|Alpha, except for a figure that was calculated by subtracting two metric figures, which was calculated by me.
AUTHOR’S NOTE #2: This blog post is merely a documentation of the author’s obesity problems and attempts at weight loss, and the post is not intended to give weight loss or other medical advice to anyone. When in doubt, seek advice from a licensed physician before starting a weight loss or other fitness regimen.
As I wrote about on here earlier this month, I’m trying to lose weight after years of being severely overweight.
Well, it’s been a week since I started trying to lose weight, and my effort to lose weight is working!
When I started trying to lose weight a week ago, I weighed in at 281.5lbs (127.69kg). As a result of my efforts to lose weight, which involves 45 minutes or so of exercise, usually in my small bedroom, daily and eating less food, I now weigh in at 274.6lbs (124.56kg). To put that another way, I’ve lost 6.9lbs (3.13kg) in one week! You can view the before and after photos of my tummy below.
There’s not a lot of visible difference between the before photo and the after photo, except for maybe a slight flattening of my tummy around my belly button. If I continue to lose weight over the next three weeks or so, I’ll provide updated tummy pictures three weeks from now or so.
I thank everyone who has encouraged me and praised me in my efforts to lose weight and become a fit person.
Who is the first Secretary of State to have an actual “.gov” email account? Ah, that would be current Secretary of State John Kerry. This is a fact and it can’t be disputed.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell used his personal email account during his tenure. According to the State Department, then-Secretary Condoleezza Rice didn’t use email to communicate with her staff. How transparent of her. These are facts and they can’t be disputed.
That’s right…Secretaries of State appointed by both Republican and Democratic presidents, George W. Bush-appointed Secretary Colin Powell and Barack Obama-appointed Secretary Hillary Clinton, have apparently violated federal record-keeping laws by using a personal email address for official State Department correspondence. Despite that, the right-wing corporate news media is attacking Hillary over this and not mentioning the fact that Powell had a virtually identical email policy when he was at the helm of the State Department.
Earlier today, I called for the U.S. Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation to determine whether or not Hillary Clinton violated federal laws, and, if she did, file charges against her and prosecute her. Now, I’m also calling for the Justice Department to investigate, and, if he violated federal laws, file charges against and prosecute, Colin Powell as well.
The Progressive Midwesterner will be launching later this afternoon, a few months earlier than expected.
Starting today, my coverage of national, international, state-level, and local-level politics outside of Illinois and Wisconsin will be on here, and The Progressive Idealist and The Apollo Diary, two of my blogs, will no longer be updated, although I’ll keep them online for archival purposes.
My blog posts about Illinois and Wisconsin politics will still be available at Blue Downstate and The Prairie Badger for the next few months, but, starting December 1st, my coverage of Illinois and Wisconsin politics will move to this blog as well.
I’m Aaron Camp, and, coming January 1, 2015, The Progressive Midwesterner will be my new home for all of my political blogging activities, with the exception of a few articles that I’ll write for DailyKos and Prairie State Blue.
The four blogs that I currently use, Blue Downstate, The Prairie Badger, The Progressive Idealist, and The Apollo Diary, will no longer be updated after December 31, 2014, although I’ll keep them online for archival purposes only. If you have one or more of these blogs on your blogroll, please update your blogrolls to include The Progressive Midwesterner, although please do not remove any of my other four blogs from your blogroll until January 1, 2015.
Starting next year, I’ll write primarily about Illinois, Wisconsin, and national politics on The Progressive Midwesterner, and I’ll also write about other political subjects, as well non-political subjects, from time to time.