October 24, 2016

You all know I like to play with my food, right? I recently opened a new package of eggs, picked two at random to scramble, and had a breakfast brainstorm that made me reach for my Sharpies. So I hosted… an egg funeral!


The brainstorm was sad. Or rather, I thought how sad the other eggs would be. After all, they’ve come this far together: Read the rest of this entry »

The End of One of the Greatest Chapters of My Life: Richard Simmons is Closing Down Slimmons

October 21, 2016

I got some heartbreaking news today. Richard Simmons is closing his fitness studio, Slimmons. The last day will be November 19th. I was told this in a mass email sent by the manager.


I’m experiencing a whirlwind of feelings surrounding this news, and the predominant one is, well, heartbreak. It’s devastating news. Read the rest of this entry »

3WAYS2 Survive a Party Without Overeating

October 21, 2016

It’s Halloween party season, and the food-based celebrations pretty much continue from now until the end of the year, thanks to Thanksgiving, holiday parties, Christmas, and New Years. That’s a lot of parties and events to navigate.

It’s a tough time of year for those of us trying to lose weight or keep it off. And that’s all the more reason to arm yourself with a strategy so you can enjoy yourself at these soirees and not feel guilty after. Here are three simple things you can do at any party!
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I Scored an Exclusive Coupon Code for Nuzest Clean Lean Protein, and You Can Use it Too! Save BIG!

October 19, 2016

Keep reading for an exclusive offer for Keep It Up, David readers!

I’ve been a long-time drinker of protein shakes, and lately, I’ve been enjoying Clean Lean Protein, a protein powder made by Nuzest. I’ve tried all their flavors, like vanilla…


…and chocolate. Read the rest of this entry »

I Cancelled My Gym Membership and Here’s Why.

October 17, 2016

It’s the end of a chapter in my life: I’ve cancelled my gym membership at Crunch, after four and a half years.


Crunch is a great gym, but it’s time to move on. Read the rest of this entry »

Crispy Eggplant Chips

October 11, 2016

Here’s an easy, healthy snack for when you’re craving potato chips but don’t want all the carbs: eggplant chips! All you need are Japanese eggplants, and a few things you probably already have in your cupboard.


Potatoes have about 3 times the carbs that eggplants have (17 grams vs. 6 grams, respectively, per 100 grams), so it Read the rest of this entry »

October Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report and SIX FLAGS!

October 9, 2016

My recent race and trip to New York made for exciting blog posts, but it also delayed my monthly weigh-in update. And I’m going to delay it a few paragraphs longer, so I can share a couple photos from Six Flags!


The first post on the blog, in 2010, was about going to Six Flags Magic Mountain. It was my first time at a theme park in about a decade, ever since Read the rest of this entry »