My Chilled Kale and Corn Chowder is Gluten-Free, Vegan, and DELICIOUS.

August 10, 2015

How did you spend your Saturday afternoon? I spent mine soaking my nuts.

Get your minds out of the gutter! I’m talking about cashews.

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I had no idea that soaking nuts was a thing. It’s popular among folks that Read the rest of this entry »


August Weigh-In and Monthly Progress Report

August 4, 2015

I do a monthly weigh-in, and I took a deep breath before stepping on the scale the other day. I reminded myself of what I wrote last week (about rethinking maintenance), including that while the number on the scale is an indicator of how things are going, it’s just one of many.

The big picture is that I’ve done – and continue to do – incredible things, so I’m gonna try to not equate a smaller number with success, or a larger number with failure. Nor will I make any judgments regarding self-worth,┬ápositive or negative, after reading the scale.

And with that reminder coursing through my veins, I stepped on the scale. Read the rest of this entry »


Keep It Up, David… FOR THE THOUSANDTH TIME!

August 3, 2015

I got a wonderful little message after publishing my last post:

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HOT DAMN! I’ve written 1,000 posts! I knew this milestone was approaching, but I hadn’t Read the rest of this entry »


It’s Time to Change How I Think About Weight Loss Maintenance

July 27, 2015

I’m hard on myself. Probably harder than I should be. I set high standards and goals, and I’m good at beating myself up when I don’t reach them. When it comes to my health and weight loss journey, I push myself. And the results are impressive. I’ve lost around 160 pounds, and kept it off for over four years.

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There are so many times, though, that I simply feel that this isn’t good enough. And that’s when I start beating myself up. And it’s got to stop. I need to rethink weight loss maintenance.

You know the saying Read the rest of this entry »


July Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

July 7, 2015

My weigh-in is about a week late, thanks to being in Michigan when June turned to July. Better late than never! Let’s go to the chart, shall we?

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Woohoo! I lost three of the four pounds I gained in May! Read the rest of this entry »


Chicken with Tarragon, Grapefruit, and Olives

June 23, 2015

I wanted to continue my little streak of cooking and eating citrus fruit, peel and all, so I came up with an easy, simple chicken recipe and tried it out on a couple friends who came to dinner. My recipe is inspired by a delicious meal my friend Katherine made in Sweden, which in turn was inspired by a Martha Stewart recipe. Leave it to me to mess around with Martha’s perfection!

It starts with Read the rest of this entry »


June Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

June 3, 2015

Remember the depression I mentioned last week? I’m feeling much better (thank you for all your messages and encouragement!), but I gotta address that depression one last time, because it had an effect on my weight. I do a weigh-in on the first of every month, and this one came after nearly two weeks of feeling kinda low. As a result, this is what I added to my weight loss chart the other morning:

June-Weight-Loss-Chart-Update

It’s a bummer. Two months of Read the rest of this entry »


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