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What’s New in the My World

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Well, I’ve neglected this blog for awhile. My apologies. I need to get back on track with my writing and updating.

This post will be simply about me and my life.

I’ve been on a major diet for my health this year. I’ve lost 56.2 lbs. on a medically-managed diet through my local hospital. I signed on for a 2-year program to lose weight and keep it off. I’m 20 lbs away from my health goal and 33 lbs away from my personal weight loss goal. I’ve consistently lost some weight each week for the last 18 weeks. So, I’m healthier and happier.

I’m still an avid homebrewer. My brand is Kilted Hop Brewing and I’m having a lot of fun and success with it. Kilted Hop Brewing has won 7 medals in amateur homebrew competitions for both beer and cider in Illinois, Ohio, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. I continue to brew for my family and friends and just enjoy life.

I’m also helping my lovely wife launch her craft jewelry business. She is running it under the name LeftHand Jewelry & Designs. You can see her on Facebook at She is going to be at her first show, Baconpalooza in DeKalb, IL on July 27th, 2013. (

I’ll add more beef to this blog in the future. I just wanted to get some news out there.

Thanks for reading,


Dieting is Expensive!

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Have you ever noticed how cheap and easy it is to get fat but, how expensive it is to lose the weight and/or diet?

I’d like to diet but, I’m in a financial crunch right now and can’t afford to splurge on the preservative free, non-processed foods I need to diet right. Plus, I’ve done this great diet in the past where I lost lots of weight and kept it off for a long time but it requires me to eat lots of small meals and I just don’t keep extra food like that around.

Organized weight plans are off limits due to cost. Diet drugs cost money. It all costs money.

On the other hand, fast food is cheap and on every corner.

Drop me your thoughts.