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.

Reflections on one week back in the gym

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Let me say up front, I really enjoy lifting weights. As far as cardio is concerned, I’d rather have a root canal. There is nothing more boring to me than a treadmill, elliptical machine or stationary bike. With that said, this week has stunk!  Not working out for two years has majorly hurt me. No, […]

I have a problem.

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I have a problem. Many of you know my story by now. Since the end of May, I have lost about 95 pounds. It has been tough, but very much worth the effort. This isn’t the problem. I have noticed a bit of a skewed image when I look at myself in the mirror.


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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 […]