Saturday, August 27, 2011

Diet Day 35, I think

It has been a while since I posted something, aside from the 49ers wordpress stuff... Anyway, this morning something cool happened, my scale said 320.00 - that is fantastic. Especially since I haven't been as controlling in my diet as I should be.  So since I started this whole thing I have lost just over 15 pounds.  The important thing is the diet is still working, I just have to buckle down and keep my calories low.  I think, I will continue to hold off of the fitness and exercise until it cools off. That's all for now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

49ers to Participate in "Come Out and Play"

49ers to Participate in "Come Out and Play"

Scott Kegley | August 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM | Categories: Community | URL:
Join 49ers alumni Joe Nedney, Guy McIntyre, Keena Tuner, Steve Bono and Dennis Brown at the Spirit of Santa Clara: Come Out and Play on Tuesday, September 6.
The Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the 49ers as well as the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Earthquakes and Oakland Athletics to celebrate the spirit of professional sports in the region.
The event will be held at the Fourth Street Summit Center (88 S. Fourth Street) in San Jose, from 11:30-1:30 pm.
Individual tickets to the event are $100 and tables can be purchased for $1,000. Attendees will be served lunch and have the chance to win a "road trip" to their favorite team. To purchase tickets, call 408-291-5281.

Monday, August 22, 2011

49ers Sign Paulescu; Activate Zeigler

49ers Sign Paulescu; Activate Zeigler

Taylor Price | August 22, 2011 at 3:05 PM | Categories: Announcements | URL:
The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have signed P Sam Paulescu and activated WR Dominique Zeigler from the physically unable to perform list. The team also announced they have waived QB Jeremiah Masoli and K Fabrizio Scaccia.
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Gameday Story: Ready to Work

Gameday Story: Ready to Work

Taylor Price | August 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM | Categories: Announcements | URL:

Our first Gameday Magazine of 2011 featured my cover story on the 49ers 2011 draft class. The words, however, really came to life thanks to a classic photo of the bunch taken at a recent training camp practice by team photographer Michael Zagaris.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

49ers Statement Regarding Candlestick Park

49ers Statement Regarding Candlestick Park

Taylor Price | August 21, 2011 at 7:29 PM | Categories: Announcements | URL:
The following statements were issued from the San Francisco 49ers, the NFL, and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Sunday.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Game Blog: 49ers vs. Raiders

Game Blog: 49ers vs. Raiders

Scott Kegley | August 20, 2011 at 4:22 PM | Categories: Gameday | URL:

The 49ers will play their preseason home opener against the other Bay Area team, the Oakland Raiders. The fact that it is a preseason game hasn't toned down the rivalry for the Battle of the Bay.
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Send in Your Questions for Teddy Football

Send in Your Questions for Teddy Football

Scott Kegley | August 20, 2011 at 11:46 AM | Categories: Teddy Football | URL:
49ers radio broadcaster Ted Robinson is back for the second season of Teddy Football.
I'll speak with Ted before each week's game and he'll answer a few questions from fans. Submit you questions in the comments section of this blog, by using the #TeddyFootball hash tag on Twitter or on our Facebook page.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Into Africa with Vernon Davis

Into Africa with Vernon Davis

Taylor Price | August 19, 2011 at 2:48 PM | Tags: Vernon Davis | Categories: Announcements | URL:

Vernon Davis is well-known for his interests outside of football. The 49ers Renaissance man is an avid painter, a company spokesman and a philanthropic footballer, too.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Blogging 49ers Stuff

Since I got a few questions I just wanted you to know I am importing the 49ers blog to my blog because well I like the niners, even if they have been sucking  That's all really.

Diet Day 26 Salad

I have decided to eat salad as much as possible.  I bough some Fresh Express 50/50 Mix and that stuff is awesome.  Of course that best part is that salad has almost no calories - I mean you can stuff your face and not have to worry at all about it, until you add salad dressing.  I have been enjoying Ken's Light Cesear at 70 calories per serving (which is 2 Tbsps) it is really tasty and at the same time not that bad for you.  I usually eat a big bowl of salad with two servings of dressing and it only costs me about 150 calories and fills me up.  If I am still hungry I can enjoy a Yoplait yogurt (not the blue kind with aspartame, but the Original kind in the red containers) or even a sandwich.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Walker to Attend Hillsborough Concours D’Elegance

Walker to Attend Hillsborough Concours D'Elegance

Scott Kegley | August 17, 2011 at 6:40 PM | Categories: Community | URL:
Car enthusiast and 49ers tight end Delanie Walker will once again be attending the Hillsborough Concours D'Elegance. Walker will be joined 49ers Chairman/Owner John York, 49ers alumni and the Gold Rush girls for a day focused on automotive excellence
Money raised will benefit three local charities including the 49ers Foundation.
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Diet Day 25

Been a while since I posted anything... well I got caught up in life and didn't have much time. Today however I found a brief moment to blog. I mostly want to say I seem to have already hit my first hurdle. Since my last posted weight I haven't gained or lost any more. I have been keeping tabs daily and every morning I am within the same half a pound range. My diet has, as best I can tell, stayed consistently between 1500 and 2000 calories. So I can only assume this means that I need to become more active and/or try to stay closer to that 1500 calories. The thing is I am pretty self conscious as most fat people are and don't want to join a gym due to fear of ridicule. Even if that fear is unfounded. Of course I am also cheap. I also keep blaming the heat for me not wanting to exercise outside. Well, I guess thats just what happens when you are fat, you make excuses. Oh well. Well see what happens...

49ers Sign QB Josh McCown

49ers Sign QB Josh McCown

Scott Kegley | August 17, 2011 at 3:48 PM | Tags: Josh McCown | Categories: Transactions | URL:

The 49ers signed QB Josh McCown to a one-year deal.
McCown (6-4, 213) was originally drafted in the third round (81st overall) by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2002 NFL Draft. He has played in 47 games (31 starts), completing 610 of 1,058 pass attempts for 6,584 yards, 35 touchdowns and 40 interceptions, while adding 127 carries for 569 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
In 2010, McCown played for the Hartford Colonials of the UFL, completing 114 of 202 pass attempts for 1,463 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
McCown, an eight-year NFL veteran, has played with the Cardinals (2002-05), the Detroit Lions (2006), the Oakland Raiders (2007) and the Carolina Panthers (2008-09).
The 32-year old native of Jacksonville, TX, starred collegiately at Sam Houston State, where he passed for 3,481 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, as a senior.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Smith Distances QB Competition

Smith Distances QB Competition

Taylor Price | August 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM | Tags: Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Jim Harbaugh | Categories: Announcements | URL:

If there's any question of a lingering quarterback controversy at 49ers training camp, Jim Harbaugh quieted those concerns on Tuesday when he called Alex Smith's performance his best of training camp.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Twitter Talk: 49ers #FanFest

Twitter Talk: 49ers #FanFest

Scott Kegley | August 15, 2011 at 3:26 PM | Categories: Twitter Talk | URL:

The 8,200 fans who attended 49ers Fan Fest on Sunday were not only able to see the 49ers first-ever practice at The Stick, but experience the new Grand Plaza and get autographs. The response on Twitter was tremendous as fans and players alike shared their #FanFest experience.
Here are some of our favorite tweets from the day.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

49ers Address the Blitz

49ers Address the Blitz

Taylor Price | August 14, 2011 at 9:09 PM | Categories: Announcements | URL:

The 49ers went back to work on Sunday with a clear focus in mind. Two days after allowing six sacks in their preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints, pass protection and blitz pickups were given extra emphasis on a windy day at Candlestick Park.
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49ers Sign TE Nate Lawrie

49ers Sign TE Nate Lawrie

Scott Kegley | August 14, 2011 at 10:14 AM | Categories: Transactions | URL:
The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed TE Nate Lawrie to a one-year deal.
Lawrie (6-6, 255) was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He has played in 26 games (five starts), registering four receptions for 43 yards. Lawrie has played for Tampa Bay (2004-05), the New Orleans Saints (2005-06) and the Cincinnati Bengals (2007-08), while also spending time with the Philadelphia Eagles (2004, 2010) and Baltimore Ravens (2008).
Lawrie spent two seasons in the UFL, playing for the California Redwoods (2009) and the Sacramento Mountain Lions (2010), recording 26 receptions for 252 yards and one touchdown.
The 29-year old native of Indianapolis, IN, starred collegiately at Yale and, as a senior, set the school record for receptions by a tight end in a single-season with 72.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Game Blog: 49ers at Saints

Game Blog: 49ers at Saints

Scott Kegley | August 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM | Categories: Gameday | URL:
It's finally here 49ers fans...the first game of the 49ers preseason and playing the Saints will be a good test right out of the gates for Jim Harbaugh's team. This is my first trip to New Orleans and the Superdome is definitely a large stadium. Last night we has some delicious gumbo and jambalaya that [...]
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Money again

So, just saying.  I decided to monetize this blog, don't actually intend to make money, but decided to turn on the AdSense and Amazon stuff.  We'll see what happens.  I expect nothing.

Diet Day 21 - Three Weeks Oh My

Well, the only thing I really want to say today is looking back at the nutritional information provided to me by spark people if it wasn't for my One A Day Vitamin I wouldn't really get any of my daily recommended values of any vitamins and minerals.  It really makes me wonder what the hell I am eating.  I mean I suppose the real problem is the good for you food that also provides the vitamins and minerals is too damn expensive.  I mean foods like salmon and asparagus are healthy and delicious, but the grocery store I go to doesn't ever have them on sale so I sure as hell aren't going to buy them.  On the other hand, some of the stuff I eat like lunch meat and american cheese is inexpensive (relatively), but isn't all that great for me at all.  I suppose that a tradeoff needs to occur, but the fact is the good healthy food is too damn high.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Diet Day 19

Now that I finally got yesterday's blog update published I am ready to address another topic, breakfast. I think I have talked about breakfast before, but today I want to talk about taste. Can't someone come up with a low calorie great tasting fast and easy to prepare breakfast that is also inexpensive? Don't get me started on cereal bars, to a fat person the box of cereal bars is considered a meal and most of them aren't cheap. I don't mind eating oatmeal, but it can get old really quick. Well I have to finish getting ready for work so more later.

Diet Day 18

Some days dieting is the last thing I want to think about. This is one of those days. I ate too much for dinner, even though I knew it was too much. I think the problem is that I don't have any good support. Dieting alone is so damn hard. When everyone else you know is enjoying or even flaunting their food choices it makes me feel terrible. I don't know why. I suppose too, it pisses me off when people think they're fat and they aren't. Look people, I am fat. I weigh over 320 lbs and have a 48 in waistline. I wear triple X tshirts and my neck size in a collared shirt is a 19. So the next time you think you're fat, ask yourself "Am I really fat, like Ben, or do I just think I am fat because I believe what TV and Magazines say fat is supposed to be. Seriously, if we could make me (at this stage of my diet) the poster boy for Obesity and being fat so people have an accurate comparison. How the hell did I get so off topic? The point is I need to become motivated again or else I will remain on that poster.

As a side note I blog on my droid and blogger is being very irritating by not publishing this post. It has failed over a dozen times...
Oh just saw this on,  guess I have to wait til 8 to post...

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Diet Day 17 hunger and exercise

I have decided that this weekend I will start on the exercise thing. The weather is looking better and by that I mean cooler. I think I will start off in the morning with a walk, possibly with Oscar, if he's up to going a mile. Oscar, by the way is also on a diet since well I think he needs to be. He doesn't like his new diet food, but eventually eats it when left with no alternative. I sometimes feel the same way about my food. Although honestly I have not changed what I am eating as much as just eating less of it. My biggest complaint is fresh fruit and vegetables are so awful expensive. I wish I could incorporate a more varied selection into my diet. Although apples, oranges and bananas are good, it would be nice to have some melons, kiwi or grapes. As for vegetables, I eat salad whenever I get the chance, but that isn't every day. I also know that beans and pasta are cheap and filling, but the calories to portion doesn't work out in my favor. The hard part is that I am the only one in the house dieting so sometimes I won't eat what the others are having for dinner, although I am tempted. I am happy to say I haven't had a soda since I started this diet. Now to work on my sweet tea habit. I have unfortunately had some fried foods, but a very limited amount. The point is that I am trying and I will continue.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Diet Day 15

Lost another pound today. Making good progress. Looking forward to the weather cooling off next week so maybe Oscar and I can go for a walk.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Diet Day 14 two weeks in...

So, it has been two weeks since I started this diet and against all odds and possibly all office pools I am still going. August, September and October should be easy, but in November you have Thanksgiving and the start of Egg Nog, which I may have to skip this year. Then of course Christmas with all the cookies and sweets. We will see if I can last. I suppose first I should just keep looking to today and tomorrow. Take each day and make the best of it. I have started off with some good momentum and progress. As long as I can keep myself focused I know I can succeed.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Diet Day 12 Anniversary

No, not the anniversary of my diet, but the anniversary of my marriage. As such I went out to eat and did my best to stay true to my diet, until dessert. We went to BJs Brewshouse which is a relatively new restaurant in Tyler. We split a pizza Margarita (I am not sure if it is spelled the same as the drink) for an appetizer. And I had the pork chops from their light menu of choices under 550 (I could be wrong about the number) calories. I also, might add, had a mojito. The fact is I can't pass up an opportunity to try a mojito. We finished the meal splitting a pizookie which is a deep dish cookie with two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. That was what sent me over 2000 calories today.

I should mention the day started off light with my usual oatmeal and tea. For lunch I had taco bueno, thanks to my coworker for buying. I had two chicken soft Tacos without the cheese and a 12 oz strawberry smoothie. All that was just a little bit over 400 calories. So the brunt of my calories were dinner. Anyway after dinner the misses wanted to go shopping, so I am writing this at the mall, as she tries on clothes.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Diet Day 11 1500 calories or why feeling hungry isn't a bad thing

You know I am slowly, but surely getting used to this diet. The hunger pains are not as bad or even noticeable as they were when I started. I think that I can actually eat 1500 calories a day and be content, although that may change when I can start exercising in full force or exercising at all. The heat is less than ideal for someone starting out on the exercise thing. So far, dieting alone has proven more than adequate. The most important thing is drinking water, which curbs my appetite quite well. I am still drinking about 10 cups of water a day. Mostly because of the heat, but it is actually good for me - the water, not the heat.

Diet Day 11 Broke 325

So, today I weighed myself, mostly because I keep forgetting to in the morning. I got on the scale and it said E... it is one of those pesky digital scales that you have to step on at just the right time or it can't weigh you. Anyway the second time it said 324.2 and I was stunned. I had expected maybe a pound or two, but not over 4 since my last weigh in. I think this diet is working. Of course I have no idea how many calories I was eating before. I could have easily eaten three or four thousand calories a day, since I now know how little actually equals 2000 calories. Of course I say little because I am still used to mammoth portions and lots of snacking. Maybe that is why the obesity epidemic is so rampant, you don't realize how much you have had to eat. In the end though it is a persons own responsibility to monitor their eating habits and act accordingly.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Seriously weather?

How is it that at 9 PM the temperature can read 99?

Diet Day 10 sometimes...

So today I woke up rather late and just got to work on time. I didn't get a chance to pack a lunch and my wife offered to come by and have lunch with me. I graciously accepted, but made some bad choices about my meal. Suffice it to say, I am having a sandwich for dinner, thankfully I only had oatmeal and tea for breakfast. Tomorrow I am going to try to stay closer to my 1500 calorie goal. Dieting is not at all easy, which is why so many people fail or give up. The key is having a goal and a reason for changing your life. Motivation is part of the equation and so are determination and perseverance. I personally refuse to believe that any one has to be fat. They might choose it, directly or indirectly, but it is something that can be changed. I plan on proving that to myself.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Diet Day 9

Back to the doldrums of work. However with that comes the consistency of a packed lunch and Breakfast before work. Now, as for the dinner portion of my day, there is still no consistency, but that is why they say variety is the spice of life.