August 4, 2015
I do a monthly weigh-in, and I took a deep breath before stepping on the scale the other day. I reminded myself of what I wrote last week (about rethinking maintenance), including that while the number on the scale is an indicator of how things are going, it’s just one of many.
The big picture is that I’ve done – and continue to do – incredible things, so I’m gonna try to not equate a smaller number with success, or a larger number with failure. Nor will I make any judgments regarding self-worth, positive or negative, after reading the scale.
And with that reminder coursing through my veins, I stepped on the scale. Read the rest of this entry »
August 3, 2015
I got a wonderful little message after publishing my last post:
HOT DAMN! I’ve written 1,000 posts! I knew this milestone was approaching, but I hadn’t Read the rest of this entry »
July 30, 2015
My friends know I like to eat healthy. So when they have parties, more often than not, I’m asked to bring a salad. It happened the other day, and it’s happening again this weekend. And you know what? They’ve come to the right guy!
I love salads. I love trying new things. I love cooking for other people, and bringing a delicious dish with lots of flavor that’s also guilt-free. For this party, I wanted to Read the rest of this entry »
July 29, 2015
I’ve gone on some pretty fun hikes with my pal Jeff. We’ve crossed the Bridge to Nowhere, ascended to Inspiration Point, and walked the very same road Charlie Chaplin once famously walked. A few days ago, we went on another fun hike, to find a beautiful piece of art high up on a mountain. And we got awesome (and smoggy) views along the way!
Our goal was to find a little Read the rest of this entry »
July 27, 2015
I’m hard on myself. Probably harder than I should be. I set high standards and goals, and I’m good at beating myself up when I don’t reach them. When it comes to my health and weight loss journey, I push myself. And the results are impressive. I’ve lost around 160 pounds, and kept it off for over four years.
There are so many times, though, that I simply feel that this isn’t good enough. And that’s when I start beating myself up. And it’s got to stop. I need to rethink weight loss maintenance.
You know the saying Read the rest of this entry »
July 24, 2015
One of the awesome friends I saw last weekend at the IDEA World Fitness Convention was my friend Leslie.
Leslie recently gave me the chance to try out a new service she works with, called AcaciaTV. It took me a while to learn how to pronounce it (“a-kay-sha”), but I won’t soon forget it, because it’s very cool. You can try it too – keep reading for a coupon code!
AcaciaTV is a Read the rest of this entry »
July 22, 2015
I mean that literally. I had a colonoscopy the other day, and there’s lots of preparation involved. Basically, I had to flush out my gastrointestinal tract, so they should put a camera up my you-know-what and look around. And that involved lots and lots of bowel movements.
I don’t want to bury the headline, though: I’m fine. No need to worry about me. My primary care doctor suggested I have a colonoscopy as a Read the rest of this entry »