Weight Loss Accountability

This year I have been eating healthy and exercising to finally do something about my fluctuating weight and failed attempts at weight loss in the past. I’ve been tracking my progress using LiveStrong.com. Today they launched a new widget that will allow others to see the progress that I’ve made this year.

Update August 16, 2012: It looks like their widget isn’t working anymore. I’ve lost 64 lbs. using Livestrong.com to track my calorie intake.

SOLD – 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Plus Sport For Sale

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Plus (Laramie), Sport package, “new” body style, leather interior with embroidered Ram logo, heated seats, power seats, power mirrors (towing extensions included), power windows, power door locks, remote engine starter, keyless entry, alarm, dialed 4×4 high/low/off, dual climate control A/C, Infinity premium stereo with CD/Tape/AM/FM, compass/temp/MPG/etc computer, Home link, bench front seat, tow package with trailer brake controller, bed liner, 20″ polished rims, powerful 5.9L V8 engine, running boards, etc. Runs excellent, always performed scheduled maintenance on time. Some minor cosmetic scratches and normal door dings in exterior finish. Time to sell my baby. 🙁 Somebody will be very happy with it. 🙂 The tailgate was keyed a week after I bought it. There are some scratches with surface rust above the gas filler door. The passenger side rear door’s lock does not open or close with the power door locks, it may need a new part. The driver side rear door’s “door ajar” sensor stopped working, so I needed to unplug it, so the chime would stop. It may need a new sensor. These are minor problems that I have lived with by just unlocking the back doors manually. If you can fix it yourself, great! If not, its no big deal.

Price is firm at $10,000.

Kelley Blue Book value $10,560 in “Good” condition
NADA Guides value $13,200 “clean retail”

The History of Selling Snake Oil – Chuck Asay

Chuck Asay

1935 – FDR’s Social Security Cure-All
FDR: “My friends, this will also protect future generations from going deeper in debt!”
Moron: “Oooo!”
Now It’s… “How much debt?” “$400,000 per household!”

1965 – LBJ’s Medicare Express
LBJ: “…and all this, fellow Americans, will only cost $150 a month!”
Moron: “Oooo!”
Now It’s… “How much debt?” “$500,000 per household!”

Now It’s…
Pelosi: “Folks, this new entitlement will actually reduce the deficit!”
Moron: “Oooo!”
“They think we’re idiots!”