10 reasons that losing weight isn’t all fun and games…

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The last 11 months have been a long and grueling test of my willpower.  It has been a time of hard work, success, failure, tears (Hey, some of those cookies were awfully tempting!) and big changes. BUT! Losing weight isn’t all fun and games.  It comes with certain, ahem…problems.  So, if you’re trying to lose […]

Gym Tools

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Several people have asked, so I thought I would write a quick post and share several tools that I use at the gym.  These things are very helpful to tracking all of my health related stats.  

The “Before” Shot

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I was looking for a good “before” shot to at least try to see what I looked like at my heaviest.  This picture was taken April 2, 2011.  I started trying to lose weight about 7 weeks after this was taken, so I should be pretty close to my heaviest in this picture.


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I’m not one for resolutions per se, but I do believe it is admirable to set some goals for the coming year. Each new year brings the opportunity to reflect on the year that is ending and evaluate the progress made in our lives. Based on that progress, it is healthy to set goals for […]

Well, I Blew It…

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The diet, that is. Between eating out yesterday and my sister’s most excellent cheesecake today, I just blew it. I didn’t count a single honest calorie. I simply didn’t care. The kicker? I feel terrible. It has been so long since I’ve had that kind of food, and it is obvious that my body doesn’t […]


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I didn’t even realize this milestone was coming up!  Anyway, there it is—75 pounds lost!

Links: Saturday, November 12, 2011

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Just a couple of weight loss links for you today.  I’ll get back to writing soon, I promise.  Graduation is five weeks from yesterday. Man loses 200 pounds: Read 8 foods that lower blood pressure: Read 10 ways to make your diet easier: Read (#7 is one of my favorite ideas!) Like I said, I’ll try […]


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I did it! I hit my first goal today.  If you remember, I started this weight loss program at 343.  Today I hit 273.8.  That is 69.2 pounds lost since I started.  You can see the graph of my weight loss progress below.

Links: Thursday, October 27, 2011

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Random US’s most powerful nuclear bomb being dismantled: B53—100s of times stronger than Hiroshima How Steve Jobs drove without a license plate: Read Church/Theology The Manhattan Declaration—This may be one of the most important documents of our day.  It was drafted in 2009, laying out a biblical position on life, marriage and religious liberty.  Read […]