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 »


I’m New to Snapchat. Share Your Favorite Tips and Tricks!

September 8, 2016

I resisted for years, but over the weekend, as I was laid up with an injured foot, I finally bit the bullet and joined Snapchat.

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There’s only one problem: I don’t know what the hell I’m doing! HELP! Read the rest of this entry »


My Race Registration Blitz… May I Have Some Money, Pretty Please With Sugar on Top?

September 5, 2016

Hope everyone had a fun long weekend. I spent most of it stuck on the couch, thanks to my bum foot. I binge-watched every episode of “Stranger Things” (loved it), but I was also productive: I registered for some autumn stair races!

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FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m about to humbly ask you to donate money to charity on my behalf for the umpteenth time, so grab your wallet. I need your help so I can compete in three fantastic events… including my first race in an Olympic venue!
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September Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

September 1, 2016

Before I start with the scale, charts, data and all that, here’s how I’ve been spending 30-minute chunks of time, two or three times a day:

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I mentioned at the end of my last post that my foot was starting to bother me, and what I really should’ve said was that it was bothering me a whole lot. It’s painful all the time and it hurts to Read the rest of this entry »


Conquer the Overlook 2016 (Race Recap)

August 31, 2016

I ran a race over the weekend and it kicked my ass. I’ve done some tough races in my day, and even though this was only a 5K, it ranks up there among the most difficult. Why? HILLS. More specifically, HILLS and STAIRS. These are the stairs at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. They’re colloquially known as the Culver City Stairs.

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There’s 282 stairs carved straight up the side of this hill. They’re made from recycled concrete, and each one is different: Read the rest of this entry »


READER MAILBAG! How I Weened Myself Off Soda

August 29, 2016

I got a question from a new reader named Allison, who learned about me from the Half Size Me podcast. Let’s see what Allison wants to know!

Did you have any food addictions that you had to get past on your journey?  Caffeinated drinks are my kryptonite. They include Starbucks peppermint white mocha, Dr Pepper, and caffeinated Crystal Light. How did you reduce your caffeine intake?

Great question, Allison! When I started my efforts to lose weight, one of the Read the rest of this entry »


Memories, Memories: The Tale of a Suit

August 24, 2016

Facebook reminded me the other day that it’s been six years since I first cleaned out my closet of clothes I could no longer wear. Clothes are a wonderful signifier of weight loss success: it’s an awesome feeling when clothes start feeling looser, or you can start using a new hole in your belt, or fit into something you couldn’t before. Six years ago, I was well into my weight loss, having shed a little over 100 pounds, and you can imagine how good it felt to set aside all the clothes that I had shrunk out of. They covered my entire bed!

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I went through other photos I took that summer, and remembered a great story that I haven’t thought about it a while.. a story about a suit.
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