Health Category

And here.. we.. go (again)!

So I’ve been failing horribly at this Biggest Loser challenge. Hoooorrribly. But! When I weighed in today, I was right back where I started. I lost a bunch early, then I gained a bunch, then I was even higher than I started. But now? I’m back at the start. So why have I fallen off […]

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Week 1 – Biggest Work Loser

So this week started a Biggest Loser competition at the office. $50 buy in and weigh in happened Monday. Between Monday morning and this morning I’m moving in the right direction.

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Time to be accountable

I started this blog to not only chronicle my weight loss journey but to help hold myself accountable to keep up with the work I had been doing. Not only did the blog slowly stop to exist, so did the good habits I had put into place. Let’s recap:

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What was I thinking taking a spin class?

Less than a week into my new gym membership and I sign up for a spin class. Why? I ain’t gotta damn clue!

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Celebrating 100

I’ve been keeping 2 weights in the back of my mind: 435 and 460. 435 is the main weight I am using when calculating my weight loss. It’s where I was when I started this profound journey back in January of 2015. 460 is one that I’ve always kept note of. It’s the heaviest that […]

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Dear Body..

Dear Body.. You’ve really taken care of me over the years, haven’t you? Sure, there’s been some hiccups. The sleep apnea thing has been an issue. A couple random tissue growths that we’ve had removed. And the back – the back is the big one. But all in all, you’ve done a great job taking […]

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The Secret: My Fitness Pal

A big turn around in my journey was when my cardiologist broke down weight loss into a very simple concept: calories out needs to be more than calories in. Numbers. I get numbers. That made everything real to me. Simple numbers: men will burn 11 calories per pound per day, women will burn 7 calories […]

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The wake up call

It began the first full week in January 2015, around the 7th or 8th of the month. It came on small, as I’ve felt a few times before, just a fluttering in my chest. The fluttering continued, and grew stronger, and was accompanied by pain. I played it off, even made a joke to a […]

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