Turkey Day is One Week Away! Take My Four-Step THANKSGIVING PLEDGE and Commit to Sensible Eating During The Year’s Biggest Food Holiday

November 15, 2018

One week to Thanksgiving! This is my 9th year taking my Thanksgiving Pledge, which allows me to enjoy whatever I want on Thanksgiving, without feeling terrible the next day or completely abandoning my healthy living efforts. I encourage you to take the pledge, too!

Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with overeating, but it doesn’t have to be. I work way too hard on my weight loss maintenance (160 pounds lost and kept off since 2010) to abandon it all in a turkey and gravy free-for-all.

So I created my Thanksgiving Pledge. It’s my way to get through Thanksgiving, enjoy everything I want, not feel guilty, and not open the floodgates for a month-long binge of poor choices.  Read the rest of this entry »

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November Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

November 13, 2018

This month is nearly half over and I never posted my workout progress report from my weigh-in at the beginning of the month. Better late than never, right?

I did my weigh-in on the first of the month, as I always do, but that night I hopped on a jet plane and flew to Michigan for a wedding, and it slipped my mind when I returned four days later. Truth be told, I wanted to forget about it. Read the rest of this entry »


One Robbery Led to Three Workouts… Including a Long Walk to the Police Station

November 12, 2018

The tires and wheels were stolen off my car last week, while it was parked in my parking spot, in my own building. Good times!

We have security cameras, so I’ve seen the thieves in action: they Read the rest of this entry »


Fitting Into This Tuxedo Required Two Pairs of Spanx

November 6, 2018

I’ve wore a tuxedo twice in the past six weeks – a new record, considering I’ve worn a tux no more than five times in my entire life. This one had a velvet jacket!

I was a groomsman at my friend Sean’s wedding over the weekend, and those are Read the rest of this entry »


Indulge Me While I Toot My Own Horn – ONE MILLION TIMES!

October 31, 2018

On Sunday, this wee little health, weight loss, and fitness blog hit a pretty big milestone: I had my ONE MILLIONTH PAGE VIEW!

I tried to get a screengrab from my stats page as close to one million as possible, and got close! It’s pretty cool to think that people have visited and read what I’ve had to say one million times. From the get-go, this blog has always been a primary way that keep myself accountable, and I continue to be humbled and flattered by knowing that Read the rest of this entry »


Photo Barrage: 24 Hours in Palm Springs!

October 30, 2018

I spent a very healthy 24 hours in Palm Springs, when I competed in the Tram Road Challenge, and I documented most of what I did and what I ate with my camera. Here comes the photos!
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It’s Quite Literally a Photo Finish! (2018 Tram Road Challenge Race Recap)

October 28, 2018

Although I didn’t have a specific time goal for the Tram Road Challenge race in Palm Springs, I started the race thinking that it would be great to finish in under an hour. And I made it… in the nick of time!

The results, which I saw a little later, showed my name with a time of 59:59.1 – 9/10ths of a second faster than my goal. It was a fantastic way to end an awfully difficult morning. Read the rest of this entry »