Meet Cal. His Story Will Bring You To Tears… and Inspire You Like Nothing Else!

August 25, 2017

I had the pleasure of meeting an incredible man yesterday, and I want you to meet him too. His name is Cal.

Me on the left, Cal in the middle, Alberto on the right.

Cal is visiting from Australia, and just reading about his life made my jaw drop and my eyes water. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Middle-Of-The-Night Junk Food Binge

August 13, 2017

It’s been two weeks since my exposure to poison oak (it happened during this hike), and I’m still as itchy as ever. I have rashes on both legs, a huge rash on my ribcage and stomach, and rashes up and down both arms.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal. Just a Read the rest of this entry »


August Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report… PLUS, a Touch of Poison Oak?

August 2, 2017

Before I indulge in my monthly nerdfest of charts and data, I have to share the aftermath of my adventurous hike a few days ago: I think I got poison oak. Just a bit. I’m itchy all over my arms and legs. I haven’t broken out in rashes, except for a little bit, on the inside of my arm: Read the rest of this entry »


June and July Weigh-Ins and Workout Progress Reports

July 14, 2017

This one falls in the ‘better late than never’ category. I weigh myself at the beginning of the month. This month’s weigh-in was delayed, because I was in the midwest for the first week of July, and even though I weighed myself last month, I forgot to blog about it. So today, you get a double dose of stats and graphs! Here’s my weight loss chart:

I’ve kept this baby for over seven years, and Read the rest of this entry »


This Isn’t the Post I Intended to Write, But It’s the Post I NEEDED to Write

June 8, 2017

I have a whole list of blog post topics I could be tackling right now: recipes to share, new workouts I’ve tried, solving an exercise-related math puzzler, but right now, at this moment, I feel drawn to write from my heart. So guess what? That’s what I’m going to do!
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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 »