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 »
August 10, 2016
I don’t do official weigh-ins while traveling, since I’m away from my weight loss chart, so I missed my July weigh-in entirely, and I’m a week late for my August weigh-in. Better late than never! I stepped on the scale, nine weeks after my June 1st weigh-in, and here’s what it said:
Down two pounds! I’ll take it. A weight of 251 means I’ve lost and kept off 151 pounds for 6.5 years. That’s Read the rest of this entry »
August 3, 2016
Ever had kohlrabi? I came across it at Eastern Market in Detroit, and I was in the mood to try something new, so I bought it. (Full Disclosure: I’m pretty much always in the mood to try something new.)
Kohlrabi is a vegetable, related to cabbage, broccoli, and kale. The name is German in origin, loosely translated as Read the rest of this entry »
July 19, 2016
Compared to most other sports, stair racing is rather unknown. When I tell people that I race up the stairwells in skyscrapers, more often than not, the response I get is something like, What? Really? Is that a thing? But that’s slowly changing. Awareness is growing, thanks to articles (like this one, featuring me!), stories on the news (like this one, featuring my friend Lisa!), and other press. So when a book came out all about the sport, I devoured it in a couple sittings.
The book is called “See Jane Climb: How Competitive Stair Climbing Changed My Life,” by Jane Trahanovsky, and it’s a Read the rest of this entry »
June 29, 2016
I’ve been staying with my sister Laura ever since I arrived in Chicago six days ago, and while I shared many of our adventures in my last post, there’s something else I want to share: Laura has lost 64 pounds over the past nine months, and I’m so proud of her!
What’s really great is that Laura has lost it in a completely healthy, sustainable way. Her main method is Read the rest of this entry »
June 4, 2016
I weighed myself a couple days ago, as I like to do when a new month arrives, and I’m pretty much the same weight I’ve been for the past few months (since two pounds isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things).
Hey, I’m happy. Maintenance is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS a win, and I’ve maintained a huuuuuuge weight loss (do your best Trump impression while reading this sentence) for Read the rest of this entry »
June 3, 2016
I was figuring out my breakfast the other day when I realized two of the nectarines I had purchased at the farmers market had gone moldy. No bueno. So I decided to take stock of all the produce in my house, and I came to a startling conclusion: Lots of it was on the verge of going bad. I wasn’t eating it fast enough!
There was more produce in my fruit bowl and fridge than normal. I was pretty stocked up before my sister and niece came to town, and then I added to my stash at the farmers market. There was fruits and veggies everywhere.
So I took control of the situation and, Read the rest of this entry »