Two Hikes: One Historical, One Completely Illegal

January 16, 2017

I love a historical hike. I’ve blogged about hikes to a Cold War missile defense facility, the ruins of a Nazi compound, and to the site of a hotel that overlooked the city (until it burned down 117 years ago). My most recent hike adventure was… to an abandoned zoo!

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The Griffith Park Zoo was the main zoo in Los Angeles from Read the rest of this entry »


Stay Warm All Winter With My Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Stew

January 12, 2017

Here’s an easy, healthy, outrageously delicious recipe that that’s perfect for a chilly evening this winter. Make a big batch, and freeze the leftovers for an even simpler meal down the road! Doesn’t it look great?

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It my Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Stew, and here’s how to make it: Read the rest of this entry »


Today is National Take the Stairs Day! (And I’ve Been Celebrating All Week)

January 11, 2017

Dust off your sneakers, because today is National Take the Stairs Day! I’ve been going cuckoo bananas with the stairs lately. Over the weekend I climbed to this awesome perch…

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…FIVE TIMES! 48 stories x 5 climbs = 240 total stories. And yes, that’s as Read the rest of this entry »


3WAYS2 Rethink Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions… So You Stick With ‘Em All Year Long!

January 9, 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a big deal, and so many of them involve losing weight. Self-improvement is always something I can get behind!

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It’s the ninth day of the year, and unfortunately, studies have shown that by the end of two weeks (only five days from now!), nearly one-third of all New Year’s resolutions will have already been abandoned. And GUESS WHAT? I don’t want you to give up on your resolutions!

With that in mind, I put together three ways you can rethink or reframe your weight loss resolutions.  Read the rest of this entry »


2016 Year-End Progress Report AND the Debut of My Brand New Weight Loss Chart!!

January 4, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the post I look forward to all year long. Every month I share my weigh-in results and workout progress report. But at the end of the year (or, actually, the start of the year, since this is January 4th) I take a step back, and instead of focusing on one month, I focus on the whole goddamn year. 

And, in order to do that, I’m going to need an assist from…My brand new weight loss chart!

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This chart has been desperately needed for a few months, ever since I Read the rest of this entry »


WOOHOO! I Started the New Year By Finishing the Bowflex 6 Week Challenge

January 2, 2017

In November, I kicked off the 6 Week Challenge, using my Bowflex SelectTech 560 dumbbells. It was definitely a challenge, and the timing when I completed it couldn’t have been more perfect.

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I found the 6 Week Challenge on the Read the rest of this entry »


HAPPY NEW YEAR! And… Christmas in Michigan, Part Two: Exercising Like a Lunatic

January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The new year excites me, because it means my anniversary is in a few weeks. I’ll soon be starting my SEVENTH year on my weight loss journey, and I’m still going strong. I’m so proud that I’ve lost 160 pounds and kept it off for two-thirds of a decade!

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That picture on the right is from Read the rest of this entry »