-December 9, 2013-
3:00 -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner sentenced, but media can't seem to determine his political affiliation. The Panthers' horrible showing in New Orleans, why leftists believe Obamacare will work, and why one progressive says Canada's death panels should be emulated.
4:00 --NC Secretary of Education June Atkinson says voucher money could go to "schools of terror" - when asked about a private Christian schools stance against gay marriage. Plus, NC Republicans say they'll try to get teachers a pay raise, Budget Director Art Pope responds to leftist picketings of his family's store. Meanwhile, Congressional leaders are in budget talks.
5:00 -- One in five Americans will be "rich" for some period in their lives. And would you rather have your dream job making $40,000 or the worst job - but making $150,000?
-December 10, 2013
3:00 -- President Obama shakes a communist's hand and poses for a "selfie" at the memorial for Nelson Mandela. Outrage ensues.
4:00 -- Mark Keller & Rick Phillips join us in studio to preview tomorrow night's Hometown Holiday Jam at the Orange Peel. Plus, Janet Casperson from Blue Ridge Bear Yogurt & Espresso tells about their "Joe for Joes" care package drive they're running. Stop by and donate to help send sweets & coffee to troops in Afghanistan.
5:00 -- More on the "Selfie seen around the world." Plus, NC DHHS software problems are completely different than the Obamacare website problems because ... well ... the GOP is in charge of the NC government while Democrats are in charge of the national failure.
-December 11, 2013
3:00 -- A former deputy with the Buncombe County Sheriff's office stabs a guy outside an Asheville bar and police arrest the guy who got stabbed.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from the Mountain Xpress stops by to talk about the latest edition on news stands today. Plus, a sword-wielding robber, a fake sign language interpreter at Mandela's memorial, and a new world record low temperature of -135.8 degrees.
5:00 -- Fake or real? Which is better. Christmas trees, that is.
-December 12, 2013
-December 13, 2013
As I sat at my desk doing show prep and eating some vanilla pudding, I thought, "You know, Pete, it's about time I posted a picture of my weight loss progress."
I then said, "That's a great idea, Pete!"
"I thought so, too, Pete," I replied. It was this point that I considered not carrying on conversations out loud with myself.
First, here is the pudding I was eating when I had my revelation:
(PHOTO CREDIT: Me)
And here is me:
(PHOTO CREDIT: Webmistress Jessica)
This is the first time I wore this shirt in about 8 years. I am so glad I kept half a closet of "thin clothes." (I'm not really sure what's happening with the hair, though.)
So far, I've lost 30 pounds on Medifast - going from 225 to 195. My goal is 180, so I'm more than halfway there. Look at my mug shot over there on the left side of the page for comparison. (Which reminds me - I need to get a new mug shot for the website!)
My dad is now doing Medifast (he loves the shakes and chocolate meal bars), and we have a bet on who can lose 15 pounds first.
Also, a friend saw me at a wedding for the first time in months and asked me how I'd lost the weight. I told her about Medifast and she signed up.
The other day she sent me a text message after weighing in, and she lost 6 pounds! She's excited because it's such an easy program with proven results.
Check out the Medifast website and join us. You can drop 2-5 pounds per week in the first two weeks, and 1-2 pounds per week after that. Swimsuit season is coming!
The proof is (literally) in the pudding.