November Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report… And October Too!

November 4, 2015

I have an official weigh-in at the start of every month. I share the results right here, along with data about my exercise accomplishments, but I didn’t share anything last month. It slipped through the cracks. Whoops! So now I have two months to catch you up on. Let’s dig in!

It’s a mixed bag of good and could-be-better news, but the overall headline is: Read the rest of this entry »

A Perfect Autumn Recipe: Butternut, Carrot & Orange Soup

September 23, 2015

It sure doesn’t seem like it’s autumn, but then again, autumn doesn’t really exist in Los Angeles. It’s 85 degrees today – and that’s not a brag, by the way – I want it to cool down! But leaves are turning in other parts of the country, and I just created a soup that screams Autumn, so I’m gonna share! It starts with this stuff:


The recipe is for Butternut, Carrot & Orange Soup, and believe me, Read the rest of this entry »

September Weigh-In and August Workout Progress Report and, What the Hell, How About A Mental Health Update, Too!

September 9, 2015

We’re already over a week into September, and I’m just now posting my first-of-the-month weigh-in results. There’s some shame involved, and some depression, too, so let’s just spit it out:


Up Seven Pounds. Ugh. I try to remind myself of the big picture – because it is an awesome big picture – but it’s hard. I try to emphasize my new way of thinking about weight loss maintenance, but that is also hard. And it’s because Read the rest of this entry »

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.


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 »


August 3, 2015

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


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 »


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