I Don’t Have a Dog Anymore. The Sad, Unfortunate Conclusion to My Time with Rufus.

November 22, 2016

I took my final picture with Rufus on Saturday. He’s 75 pounds – so not exactly a lap dog – but he let me pick him up so we could hang out like this for a while.

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It was our last picture because on Saturday, I made the heartbreaking decision to return Rufus to the rescue that I had adopted him from. Between this and saying goodbye to Slimmons, Saturday was an awfully rough day. One of the worst.

Here’s why I had to say goodbye to Rufus: Read the rest of this entry »


Richard Simmons Closed Down Slimmons on Saturday, and OF COURSE I Was There For the Tearful Final Class

November 21, 2016

It was a very emotional weekend. On Saturday, Slimmons, the Beverly Hills fitness studio founded by Richard Simmons in 1974, held its last class, and then the doors closed forever. I knew it would be a tough morning, but nothing would have kept me from coming.

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I’ve shared plenty about Slimmons on this blog over the years. It holds a very special place in my heart. I started taking classes here in 2010, and have been a regular every since, even after Richard Read the rest of this entry »


Take the Keep It Up, David THANKSGIVING PLEDGE, and Enjoy a Guilt-Free Turkey Day!

November 15, 2016

I feel like Thanksgiving is sneaking up on me this year. It’s next week! It doesn’t seem like a year has gone by since then last time I tucked into a plate of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and the rest, but it has.

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It’s the time of year when a lot of people start giving up on their health and weight loss goals. Why bother during the holidays, when you can start over fresh in January? My answer to that is simple: I work too hard during the rest of the year to let go and senselessly gain weight back, especially when I have a plan to get me through food-based celebrations.

And that’s why I created my Thanksgiving Pledge. It’s a way that I can Read the rest of this entry »


I Just Bought a 10-Year-Old Infomercial Product and It’s PRETTY AWESOME.

November 13, 2016

LOOK! Me and Richard Simmons, reunited nearly three years after he disappeared from the public eye!

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OK, OK, I’m not fooling anyone. CLEARLY, that’s a photograph of Richard. (I have plenty of pictures of me and Richard, though, see them here.)

The photo is on the box of an infomercial product he sold about ten years ago, called Steam Heat. It’s no longer on the market, but I bought a Read the rest of this entry »


And So It Begins! I’m Starting a New Six-Week Challenge.

November 11, 2016

I’m kicking my exercise into higher gear, after a couple low-key months due to injury, and I’m embarking on a new program that will help. It’s the Bowflex 6 Week Challenge, and it’s available on the Bowflex 3DT app that syncs with my Bowflex SelectTech 560 dumbbells.

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I got the SelectTech 560s over the summer, and they’re pretty awesome, high-tech adjustable dumbbells that Read the rest of this entry »


My Stair Workout Inspired by the Show “This Is Us”

November 7, 2016

This post begins… with a workout selfie.

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But it’s not any ordinary selfie… it’s taken in the exact spot where a scene from the new NBC hit show “This Is Us” was filmed! And I can prove it, with this screengrab of Chrissy Metz (who plays Kate), standing in the same place: Read the rest of this entry »


What the F*** is ‘Quinoa Non-Dairy Beverage’?

November 3, 2016

I literally said, out loud, the title of this post when I first saw this new-to-me product. Quinoa Non-Dairy Beverage? Really? But I was intrigued, and enjoy trying new things, so I bought some. Plus, I was at the dollar store, so it only set me back Read the rest of this entry »