January 2, 2018
I look forward to this post all year! You know I share my weigh-in results and workout progress report every month. But when a new year starts, I put together a report that encompasses the whole prior year. I find it very interesting and hugely motivating, so let’s get to it!
First, my weight loss chart. I did my first-of-the-month weigh-in, and I’m up two pounds. Read the rest of this entry »
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!
This chart has been desperately needed for a few months, ever since I Read the rest of this entry »
August 18, 2016
At the beginning of May, The New York Times published a lengthy article about long-term weight loss that was an absolute bummer. Scientists followed contestants from “The Biggest Loser” and concluded that their own bodies fought their efforts to keep the weight off, making long-term weight loss success nearly impossible. The article was a trending topic on social media, and so many people struggling with their weight read the article and felt defeated, overwhelmed, and hopeless.
I haven’t been on “The Biggest Loser,” but I have lost 160 pounds and kept it off for over five years. I’ve accomplished something that very few people have, and that article was terribly depressing for me, too.
I said, in a previous post, that the article Read the rest of this entry »
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:
Down one pound! After two weigh-ins at 257 pounds, I was happy to Read the rest of this entry »
January 12, 2015
We’re already almost half a month into 2015 (can you believe it?), but I need to do one big, final reflection on 2014. I’ve already shared my January weigh-in, but I never published my December Workout Progress Report. That’s because I’m rolling it onto a much bigger update: my 2014 Year-End Progress Report!
Breaking news! I’m a big nerd. One of my nerdier endeavors is to Read the rest of this entry »
January 20, 2014
Isn’t depression the best? I was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder after a scary hospitalization when I was a teenager, and depression has been a visitor that I suspect will come a-knockin’ every so often for the rest of my life.
Depression has been a recent house guest. I’m getting over a funk that I’ve been in for the past couple weeks. It might be some post-holiday blues, perhaps, and it could be related to the bruised or cracked rib that I’ve been healing from. Whatever the cause, it held on to me for a good solid two weeks, and it planted a thought in my head that got stuck there. I kept on thinking these five words over and over again, like a song you can’t shake: Read the rest of this entry »
January 16, 2014
Time to close the books on 2013! Because I’m a big nerd, I log all my workouts in my calendar. I notate how long I exercised and what I did. This easily allows me to keep track of how many workouts I’ve done in a given week, and reminds me of which workout (weights or cardio) I’m due to complete next. Every day that I exercise gets a dot on the calendar. Here’s my December ’13 calendar, which I accidentally photo-bombed with my own toes:
All in all, I worked out 22 times during the 31 days of December, including Read the rest of this entry »