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Wherein I get all Dear Abby on you.

We’re On the Same Clock

I often get e-mails or messages with a similar sentiment. Today it happened to be a message on Fitocracy from a user named MakingFitHappen (I see what you did there.). “Wow – just read your about you stuff – incredible! I lost 70+ pounds 10 yrs ago and thought I was something specials – nothing […]

It is a diet analogy

The consummate transformation problem: the canyon between socially acceptable mediocrity and perfection by way of sweat and searing pain; while nutrition represents the single strand of fishing twine we’re all trying to cross on at the same time that seems to sway violently every time a mouse a million feet below sighs too deeply. The […]

Reasons To Not Start Losing Weight

Reasons to not start losing weight. Loose skin. Being fat is genetic. I can’t afford surgery. I can’t live without my ____. Unsupportive spouse. Spouse loves me as I am. Unsupportive family. Not enough time to exercise. Holidays coming up. New Years isn’t for 2 months. Asthma. Have too many friends in these video games. […]

One Hundred Percent

Some time ago, I read a quote that really resonated with me that I’ll paraphrase for you. I wish I could cite the source but I’m unable to locate it. I’m also probably going to butcher it badly, which I’m now realizing is likely why I can’t locate the source. ‘If you’re 100% dedicated to […]

Bluebird of Happiness

Ever seen the movie K-Pax with Kevin Spacey? Well, even if you have, I have to explain what it is now for the people who haven’t. Just skip the next paragraph if you have. K-Pax is a movie about a human looking guy named Prot that shows up in the middle of a train station […]

Now is the Time

I lost 3 pounds this week, which brings me down to 281 pounds. I’ve lost 257 pounds total since I started in March of 2010. This time last year, I weighed 417 pounds. Just before that, in September, my brother, wife, and I were at the beach in Norfolk, Virginia with my parents for a […]

Leave It There

My wife’s sister is overweight and she has fairly severe knee problems. She’s expressed an interest in losing weight before and she happens to be visiting us this week. Yesterday, we went in to Walgreens to fill a prescription and as we walked through the candy aisle, she picked up a package of candy corn […]

The Secret

When I chose low carb dieting, I initially did it because it was the diet I could find the most information on. It is in no way perfect. Humans are supposed to evolve. We’re supposed to find strength within ourselves and trudge through life knocking down the various barriers and obstacles that fate place before […]

Get Up

Your life is a series of excuses. It hurts. I don’t want to get injured. I hate sweating. They’ll make fun of me if they see me exercising. I don’t want to be bulky. I’m not a morning person. I can’t run because of my knees. I don’t have time. My co-workers want to go […]

Diet Rules Everything Around Me

I put up a new page on my diet. Diet is the most important element in weight loss. You probably already knew that but I think it should be reiterated whenever possible. Years of conditioning made you fat — it dictates the terrible nutritional decisions you make now. You’ve taught yourself to look to food for comfort. […]