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Dave Plumley is a 35-year-old Mentor resident who is a contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.

Monday, July 1, 2013


That's what my scale says, very happy that I have lost 5 pounds since weigh in. There is a difference between my scale and the official scale we weigh in on of 4 lbs. I can feel the difference around my waist, quite happy!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Catching Up

Conference last week and I actually lost two pounds, Monday I was on my feet all day with a shoot with a major movie that is filming in Cleveland right now. A lot of work the rest of the week as well so hoping I continue to lose another couple of pounds before weigh in Saturday!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Brown Belt

Tough form but I was awarded a brown belt this week. Very excited because I am at a level I feel I can be proud of. My sparring has seen good results, too. This is partially due to, I feel, the weight I have lost. Another motivator to continue on the weight loss journey in preparation for tournaments this fall.

Ch Ch Ch Changes

The next few weeks involve a lot of transitions and business. All positive, of course, but I plan to be intentional about not eating out because of convenience. Or, when we eat out on the road, choosing good options.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Eat like a child

If I ate like my children, I would eat healthier portion sizes and consider food a low priority compared to playing and laughing.  Worth giving some thought to.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Every lb counts

Fighting to get out of the 190's by the next weigh in. I was so close last week then this weekend was a lost battle (see wife's blog). Chalk one up today in the win category. More wins please!

Monday, May 6, 2013


"Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing (or losing in my case).