Recommitment: Week 1 Update

October 4, 2020

I started a new chapter last week. I recommitted myself to my weight loss efforts, vowing to tackle the things that I’ve let slide. I’m now one week in, and that first week went pretty well!

My meal prep worked wonderfully. It was great to have the lunches and dinners that I prepared last Sunday all week long, and I spent a good part of today Read the rest of this entry »


3WAYS2 Gussy Up Your Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Blink of an Eye!

September 9, 2016

I have some great tips on fun ways to eat hard-boiled eggs, but first, a quick shout-out to my pal Dawn Jackson Blatner, because she inspired this post. I met Dawn at the Fitbloggin’ conference a few months ago, and she had sets of three simple tips and tricks for everything. It was very impressive, and rather brilliant: It’s easy to remember three ideas, and easy to share them, too.

So I devised 3WAYS2, which I’m planning on making a recurring post on this blog. These posts will be devoted to sharing 3 ways that you can make positive changes in regards to your health and weight loss efforts. They may be about Read the rest of this entry »


Cucumber Radish Salad

April 10, 2015

First things first. I’m feeling a lot better since my last post. I’ve spent time with family I don’t see very often, had some good workouts (including the run I made myself do after writing that post), am eating ok, and have kept busy, which helps my mind from wandering down dark and depressing roads. This little lady has been helping out, too:

David-Luna-Bed

It’s Luna! She’s my pal Tavi’s dog, and I Read the rest of this entry »


A Hike in the Mountains, A Walk on the Beach

March 31, 2015

While racing up a 52-story building certainly burned a lot of calories, it wasn’t the only exercise I got during my weekend in San Francisco. In fact, it wasn’t even the only exercise I got that day! Read the rest of this entry »


2 Days, 8 Climbs, 320 Floors (Seattle and Portland ALA Fight For Air Race Recaps)

January 27, 2015

rainier-tower-seattleWHAT A WEEKEND. On Saturday and Sunday, I competed in back-to-back stair races for the first time. Just the thought of waking up and doing a grueling stair race, after doing an equally grueling stair race the day before, made me anxious. But it happened. And while I’m glad it’s over, I’m so glad I did it.

The first race was in Seattle, and it was held in one of the most interesting buildings I’ve ever seen. It’s called the Rainier Tower (on the left), and the base is a narrow 11-story pedestal. The building looks like it’s defying the laws of physics. It’s very cool. I’m in love.

My favorite vantage point is just outside the front doors. You look up to see Read the rest of this entry »


This Vegetable is Dangerous. Seriously. It Will Hurt You.

January 8, 2015

My friend Jen was at the supermarket when she saw something she knew I’d love. So she bought it for me. There was just one problem: it’s really hard to handle, because it’s covered in thorns. And they hurt.

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It’s called a thorny chayote, and the thorns are no joke. Jen wrapped it in a towel to bring it to my house, and the only I could manage to hold it, even for a little while, was to Read the rest of this entry »


The Bridge to Nowhere

January 6, 2015

I wanted to start the new year off with an exciting exercise adventure. So I roped in my pal Jeff (who’s always game to explore someplace new), and on the second day of 2015, we headed out for a hike.

david-jeff-waterfall

It was a rather epic hike – 11 miles. We hiked to the Bridge to Nowhere and back again, and it was incredible. My favorite hike yet. I liked it even more than Read the rest of this entry »