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Lake Placid Diet

LAKE PLACID DIET: Bring on the Take It Off weight-loss challenge

This week: 421 lbs. Last week: 421 lbs. Start: 470 lbs. Total lost: 49 lbs. - I’d like to thank Jason McComber and Janis Atkinson for teaching me a new word last week. Squat. If you could see the look of dread on my face whenever these two fitness trainers say “squat,” ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: I call it my little sock machine

VIDEO: Sock Machine (See how you can make your own sock machine.) - This week: 421 lbs. Last week: 427 lbs. Start: 470 lbs. Total lost: 49 lbs. - I spent the first month on the Lake Placid Diet not wearing socks because I couldn’t bend down and put them on ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: I’d like an app for preventing diet sabotage

This week: 434 lbs. Last week: 432 lbs. Start weight: 470 lbs. Total lost: 36 lbs. - I sabotaged myself this past week ... on purpose. On the surface I can explain why, but only psychoanalysts can dig deeper and find the root source of my self-destruction. Perhaps it was something from ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: The power of visualization for weight-loss motivation

This week: 432 lbs. Last week: 436 lbs. Start weight: 470 lbs. Total lost: 38 lbs. - Sometimes when I’m in bed at night, I try to visualize a time when I was younger and more fit, hoping that the memory will either speed up my weight loss or keep me in the right frame of mind to ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Couple transformed by weight-loss challenge

This week: 436 lbs. Last week: 446 lbs. Start weight: 470 lbs. Total lost: 34 lbs. - It’s hard to walk away from a conversation with Adam and Jennifer Friel and not be motivated to lose weight. The couple travels 40 miles, from the town of Saranac in Clinton County to Lake ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Baffled at the grocery store while shopping for a binge

This week: 446 lbs. Last week: 443 lbs. Start weight: 470 lbs. Total lost: 24 lbs. - Something happened at the grocery store last Tuesday that confuses the hell out of me. I called my wife on the cellphone after leaving the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee meeting, asking ...