It’s My Anniversary… And I Know Exactly What You Can Get Me

January 15, 2016

Six years ago this month, I weighed 402 pounds.

Six years ago this month, Richard Simmons reached out to me, after meeting me in person only a couple hours before, and offered to help me lose weight.

Six years ago this month, and after 2 or 3 weeks of hemming and hawing, I took Richard up on his offer.

It’s been six long years that I’ve been working hard to get my health under control, and the end result still astounds me: I’ve lost 160 pounds and kept it off!

Before-And-Current-Anniversary

Left: Me in 2007. Right: December 2015, at the Hike the Halo race.

I’m so proud of Read the rest of this entry »


Personal Trainer Food Update – I’m Two Weeks In!

January 11, 2016

Two weeks ago, I started on a new food program called RECON from Personal Trainer Food. They very kindly shipped me a month’s worth a food, and I’ve been eating it! I wanted to do a little update, since I’m about halfway through the month. Read the rest of this entry »


My Favorite Smoothie Recipe – You’ll Love It Too!

January 8, 2016

Smoothies are usually a let’s-see-what-I-have-around affair. I’ll put in a little of this, a little of that, whatever fruits and veggies are about to go bad, or whatever, and I never measure or even jot down how I made them. That makes mediocre smoothies easy to forget, and great smoothies difficult to replicate!

Recently, though, I started paying attention, and through trial and error, I refined one of my recipes to the point where I can say that Read the rest of this entry »


Check Out My New Training/Torture Device!

January 6, 2016

I’ve been working out with an elevation training mask.

david-elevation-training-mask

And if I go black and white and putz with the filters and levels, I can really look like a badass. See? Read the rest of this entry »


2015 Year-End Progress Report

January 5, 2016

Time for one of my favorite posts of the year! (And it’s only January 5th!) You all know that every month I share my weigh-in results and workout progress report. Well, once a year, I take a look at the bigger picture and do a Year-End Progress Report! This will be the fifth year that I’ve crunched the numbers, and I’m excited to see what they say.

First up, though, my weigh-in results from January 1st. For that, let’s turn to my trusty weight loss chart:

december-2015-weight-loss-chart-close-up

Down one pound! After two weigh-ins at 257 pounds, I was happy to Read the rest of this entry »