With your help I can make this work. You all must hold me accountable. If I haven't posted weights, calories, etc. in awhile please prod me a little!

If you're new check out the "about" section for some details...

Feb 21, 2015

Following up

Hey there,

I wanted to follow up with you on my previous email. There's no better time than right now to ramp up your sales for 1year100.com.

Google Shopping has been the "secret sauce" for big online sellers the last few years, which is great!

The problem is it can be expensive and difficult to implement.

The solution for smaller retailers (like your business) is a marketplace that lists and advertises your products on Google Shopping automatically. This is what we focus on at BitDazzle and have had great success doing.

One of our sellers recently increased their sales by 293%! Many others are now showing up on the first page of Google Shopping and seeing the impact that it has on their business.

We work with your budget and you can give us a try for a one-time fee of $10 to drive qualified shopper traffic from Google. Get started here: https://bitdazzle.com/sell

If you have any additional questions, feel free to give me a shout!


Emma Palmer
Merchant Specialist
Book an Appointment

Feb 18, 2015

Hey there

Hey there,

I was checking out your site 1year100.com the other day and love what you’ve done with it.

My name is Emma and i'm the Merchant Specialist at BitDazzle. I wanted to encourage you to check out our marketplace as I think your products would sell very well there.

As a seller on BitDazzle your products will be listed on our marketplace and advertised on Google Shopping, which gets millions of visits every day.

Because we work with thousands of merchants, we're able to keep advertising/marketing costs low and provide a platform that generates sales.

I'd love to get your products listed and start generating more interest for your business. Start today, here: https://bitdazzle.com/sell

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me!

Warm regards,

Emma Palmer
Merchant Specialist
Book an Appointment

Jan 26, 2015

Milk worse than smoking?

Hеу ospreyguy.1y100,
Gеt rеаdу.
Bеcаuѕе а mаjоr ѕcаndаl hаѕ Ьrоkеn.
It hаѕ tо dо wіth whаt wе Ьеlіеvе tо Ье а cоnѕріrаcу Ьеtwееn thе U.S. gоvеrnmеnt аnd ѕоmе оf thе Ьіggеѕt fооd рrоducеrѕ іn Ꭺmеrіcа.
Thіѕ tоріc оf thіѕ ѕtоrу іѕ ѕо cоntrоvеrѕіаl, Fох Nеwѕ Ьаnnеd а ѕtоrу оn іt frоm Ьеіng аіrеd... аnd fіrеd thе twо rероrtеrѕ whо cоvеrеd іt.
If уоu'rе hарру wіth thе рrеѕіdеnt, dо nоt wаtch thіѕ рrеѕеntаtіоn.
Thіѕ cоuld Ье thе оnе thаt fіnаllу Ьrіngѕ hіm dоwn.
I'm wаrnіng уоu, thоugh. Ꮃhаt уоu'rе аЬоut tо ѕее mіght turn уоur ѕtоmаch.
Dоug Hіll
Dіrеctоr, Lаіѕѕеz Fаіrе ᏟluЬ

Tо unѕuЬѕcrіЬе , рlеаѕеclіck hеrе.
It mау tаkе uр tо 10 dауѕ tо рrоcеѕѕ уоur rеquеѕt Ьеcаuѕе mаіlіngѕ аrе рlаnnеd lоng іn аdvаncе. Thаnk уоu.

Dec 19, 2010

My last post...

The site domain is up for renewal but I don't have time or patience to keep it going... Gonna see if I can sell it. 

If anyone is interested shoot me an email.

Oct 4, 2010

Let's do this!

Okay, here we go. I was back in the gym Friday after a few months off
from moving, and getting settled into a new life. I still have a
crazy work schedule but now I only live 2 miles from work (instead of
45) making up for any differences.

We joined a local Bailey's gym and so far have been impressed. Friday
was my first day back and boy was it a workout. I ended up having
massive calf and shin cramps (to the point where I can still barely
walk 3 days later) and to top it all off I puked in the locker room.

I will be back today though puke or no. I am ready to hit my 100 pound
goal and the year's end is quickly approaching. I have about 35 pounds
to lose in 3 months. No worries, I got this.


Aaron Patterson

Jul 20, 2010

The Weekend

We went to visit some friends this past weekend in St. Pete and had an amazing time.  It was a time to enjoy my self and let loose a little without the kids and have some fun. 

I was conscience of my food intake but never really worried about it.  This is one of the keys to being able to actually maintain a weight loss/lifestyle plan.  You have to be willing to let yourself have some fun and a few of those great foods/drinks or you will crash and burn.  Believe me.  Tyler over at 344pounds.com has a similar philosophy, although he is now pursuing a muscle building regiment that really doesn't allow for the mulligan meals (as I like to call them)...  

A couple of the things I tried to do while enjoying the weekend was drink plenty of extra water, order the smaller portions of meals (like no fries with the AWESOME burger at The Tradewind's - Piper's Patio) to be able to enjoy the food but keep the calories in relative harmony. 

We did a pub crawl up the beach so you know pub food isn't that great, but there are alternatives if you keep your eyes open...

Have a fantastic day!

Aaron Patterson

Jul 15, 2010

I just cannot get adjusted!

Man, I have hit the gym a few times in the past week but the one in my complex is total junk so it's out.  

My office has a gym but it's small and crowded.  

Do I start a new membership?  I might have to, but I hate paying.  

My last weight in on Tuesday was 232 which I call maintaining.  So that is why I haven't been posting.  That and work is extremely demanding right now. Ho-hum, excuses...  Story of my life.  

I tell you, moving from a small town to the active/trendy side of Jacksonville has been really interesting and time consuming.  

Back to work!

Aaron Patterson

Sitting At Work

I sit ALL FREAKING DAY at work.  I have now shaved 2 hours from my commute each day, which is awesome, but still...  Right now I am required to work a minimum of 50 hours a week and they push for 60.  Great money now but it will all be devoured by the multiple heart attacks later on!

"Your after work exercise isn't enough to counteract an entire day spent sitting at the office as far as your body is concerned. Incorporate micro-bursts of activity throughout your day to counter the effects of extended sitting."

"Men who spent more than 23 hours a week watching TV and sitting in their cars (as passengers or as drivers) had a 64 percent greater chance of dying from heart disease than those who sat for 11 hours a week or less."

Holy crap. I guess it's time to run the stairs instead of pooping on my breaks... 

Aaron Patterson

Jun 7, 2010

Sleep and Sleep Apnea

I have talked about my sleep issues before (In The Beginning - Sleep Apnea) and I wanted to give a follow up.  Sleep Apnea (SA) is a major disorder affecting tens of thousands in the US alone, with the potential to kill in more ways than one.  What is the major cause of this epidemic?  Well guess what, obesity.  Perhaps this is why you see just about every person on the Biggest Loser using a C-PAP machine at night... There are tons of studies and most can be found through this resource sleepapnea.org - Research but one that really struck home with me was Cardiovascular consequences of obese and nonobese obstructive sleep apnea.  Essentially the risk of Cardiovascular Consequences (i.e. heart attack) in increased greatly with the addition of SA. 
Now there is definitely a corollary between being obese and having SA but not always.  What they do know is an obese person is extremely more likely to have SA than an average weight person.  Also some research shows that SA can cause additional weight gain, just like not getting enough sleep in general can do, the question now is what comes first?  The weight or the SA?  Here's a good one talking about just that: Abdominal fat and sleep apnea: the chicken or the egg?
On a side note we actually knew someone who died as a result of SA without ever being diagnosed or treated... Very sad and he was only in his late 30's and had young children.  His wife woke up next to a dead husband...
Now that I have the preliminaries out of the way and you realise how serious this can be I want to give a status update on myself.  At around the 45 lbs mark I tried an experiment, I went a few nights without my C-PAP to see how I slept and behold the Lord said it was AWESOME.  I hadn't had a sound nights sleep like that in years. While the C-PAP will get me through a night it was always annoying and caused me to wake up several times a night, but I always felt better the next day.  Now, I haven't used my machine is a couple of months and I am going strong.  Once I hit my 100 goal I am going to have my sleep study re-done just to make sure I am okay, but I can tell you from the way I feel, I have one more monkey off my back.
PLEASE, PLEASE if you think you or someone you love may have this disorder take a quick online test to see how you rank, Do you think you have sleep apnea? or talk to your doctor (do BOTH!).  I don't want to see others suffer like I did...

Jun 6, 2010

Week 21 Weigh In

Starting back to my official weekly weigh ins...  Been a long transition but I nice break.  

As of this morning I weighed in at 233.8 lbs for an additional loss of 3 pounds.  I need to get an electronic key card for our gym, one of the main reasons I havn't made it in there yet, but that means I have to go to the HOA office during business hours, blah, blah, blah...
I'm still pleased with the 3 pounds, after what we've gone through with the move and trying to cook in a new house again, I'm surprized I haven't gained!  Well, let's get this party started!!

233.8 lbs 6/06/10
236.1 lbs 5/09/10
241.3 lbs 4/30/10
246.2 lbs 4/17/10
249.0 lbs 4/11/10
255.2 lbs 4/04/10
256.1 lbs 3/28/10
261.1 lbs 3/21/10
263.2 lbs 3/07/10
269.0 lbs 2/21/10
275.0 lbs 2/06/10