620 lb. tumor
Happy June to all of you out there!
Like most of you, and especially those visiting
Glutenfreeda.com, I like to eat. Actually, I like to eat a
And when I eat, I wanna eat pound after
pound of what it is I'm eating, and then when that settles,
I want to do it again. You get the picture...if you look at
the lovely picture of me on the right side of the page, you
know I'm not a small guy, and you know what...I have never
minded that. It's my look, along with the shaved head and
the ice cream cone perpetually crammed up my snout. No one
messes with old Buck at the pool hall! Fat is your body's
'money in the bank', and the way I look at it, at 355 lbs.,
I am as rich as Rockefeller!
June 1, 2006: Me in my custom tailored
Elvis-styled jumpsuit, sweet, huh?
Let's consider this my 'before' photo.
My Goal: I found this picture of myself
from a couple of years ago, this is where I want
to end up: 320 lbs.
Let's consider this my 'after' photo.
Well, I paid a visit to Doc Lampkin recently
for my annual check-up and to convince him how bad my back
hurts so I can continue on my SSI disability. Turns out my
blood pressure has gone crazy high and that my cholesterol
level was so bad my blood is like pure Crisco. He tells me
I need to cool it on the chow or he'll have to ship me to
the Fatty Farm. Or be buried in a piano case. He also told
me I need to take up an exercise program. Seems that nearing
the ripe old age of 40, I can't eat the way I used to.
Now, my idea of 'exercise' is to crush empty
off my forehead. Even back when I played football, I never
really moved much, just made a large wall in front of the
I told my Mom about all of this and she's
going on a diet with me, too. I think she's more upset that
I have had to wear her moo-moos lately than anything.
She's been browsing through the Glutenfreeda
Recipe Archives under Low
Fat and has started to make some of the recipes. Here
are a few that we have tried and liked immensly:
Bean & Rice Wrap
Forget the wrap concept, this is a burrito. I bet this would
be even better deep-fried, but I suppose that would defeat
the purpose. Dang.
(Curried Ground Beef with Peas)
I resisted the idea of this from the get go but was won over
by the curry flavor, my favorite invention of our Native American
Now we're cookin'! This was by far my fave of this month's
If this is low-fat then all of this should be pretty easy.
Mom slapped my hand as I went to the fridge for the ranch
I'll let you know how I rate some more of these recipes next
month, if I have not expired from hunger.
So, yeah, this all came as a major shock,
but I'll take it like a man and try to do something about
it. Maybe I'll get tight with Pam
Brooks, see if she has any special routines for 'burly'
So in the next little while I'll keep ya'll
posted with a handy little progress chart (under my picture).
It will take all my will-power to get through to my goal,
as my slightly less corpulent friends will no doubt tempt
me at every turn with the sweet aroma of succulant chicken
gizzards, pork rinds and party liquor.
Cross your fingers for me, in my quest for
Keep Eatin', but maintain, dudes - Buck
you have any feedback for Buck, you may e-mail him at
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Buck to respond, as he does not own a computer of his own
and has to share his e-mail with his mother (whom he lives
with). She spends 90% of her waking moments on a scrapbooking
chat group, along with other support groups that deal with
issues involved when your children RETURN home in their 30's.