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The Obesity Code
Friday, January 08, 2021      5 comments

A few years ago, my doctor recommended that I read The Obesity Code, by Dr. Jason Fung. I dutifully checked it out, but was instantly turned off by the hyperbole and the overbearing "everybody else is wrong!" tone. But I decided to give it... Read more
Found it! Fresh Motivation for 2021
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      5 comments

I was beginning to think I was never going to feel motivated to lose more weight. These past few months, I felt content to drift along with what I lost in the first 6 months of 2020. But the 32-lb loss I was so proud of has steadily eroded...add... Read more
Rebuilding Strength After Injury
Saturday, September 12, 2020      8 comments

I have longstanding, chronic pain in my left hip joint--an old injury from 2006. I'm used to it, and I work around it. Exercise and strength-training help. But in late June, a new issue started to crop up on top of that, making it difficult to w... Read more
Coasting Through Summertime
Friday, July 31, 2020      6 comments

Ah, Life. I was so focused on and disciplined about weight loss and physical fitness for the first six months of the year, and had a 32-lb weight loss to show for it. And then my focus just up and vanished! A chronically injured hip and sw... Read more
Decluttering House and Spirit
Sunday, July 19, 2020      6 comments

House cleaning and arranging can be a good physical workout, with payoff for the spirit as well. emoticon ... Read more
Under Dawg team, Summer 5% Challenge
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      3 comments

This is Nikki. For me, she is the best example of how to live life with passion and joy. She was my old roommate's dog; I had the pleasure of living wi... Read more
2020 Summer 5% Challenge starts soon!
Friday, June 12, 2020      2 comments

Working towards losing 5% of your current body weight is a great way to set smaller, manageable goals. I learned this years ago by taking part in a couple of SP 5% Challenges. It was fun working towards goals with my team, and competing against ... Read more
Should You Set a More Ambitious Weight-Loss Goal?
Wednesday, June 10, 2020      3 comments

This question has been on my mind this week, now that the scale is moving in the right direction again. How did you decide on a target weight, and have you considered adjusting it up or down? Is it psychologically helpful to set a modest goal at... Read more
Monday, June 01, 2020      3 comments

Seems like only yesterday it was mid-winter and I was just starting this journey at an uncomfortably obese 210 pounds, making a pre-New Year's resolution backed up by a solid plan. In the first 4 months, I lost 27 pounds--a proud accomplishment!... Read more
Six Goals and Dreams for May
Thursday, April 30, 2020      5 comments

Hello, May! One of my favorite months of the year. The world is green and bursting with life--the garden is producing and baby animals are being born. The neighbors are outside grilling, I hear kids playing in the alley, and my youngest nephew w... Read more
Halfway There: The Weigh It Feels
Saturday, April 25, 2020      8 comments

emoticon Yesterday morning I was a stunned to see a big drop on the scale. The night before I'd noticed how loos... Read more
April 2020 Goals
Thursday, April 02, 2020      0 comments

[Update 4/30 - I managed to lose 6.5 lbs in April--a little short of my goal, but not bad, not bad! I'm pretty happy with it. I am 1 week ahead on my running schedule--mastered half-miles last week and moved up to longer intervals.] Hello, ... Read more
The Mixed-Up Month of Marpril
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      2 comments

The pandemic turned the world upside-down in March 2020, and the month seemed to go on forever. April will probably be every bit as distressing, or more so as the situation gets worse. But as Winston Churchill said, if you're going through Hell,... Read more
Tough Times Don't Last...
Saturday, March 14, 2020      4 comments

...but they suck in the meantime! How are you doing? Everything that's going on in the world, from the coronavirus pandemic to the stock market's nosedive (I work at an investment firm) to my contract job ending soon, has been stressfu... Read more
Ups and Downs
Monday, March 09, 2020      9 comments

The great news is that I've managed to get two full nights of sleep without assistance of any kind. Insomnia has plagued me for the past few weeks, and that's been rough. I was worried about the Daylight Savings Time change, but it's fine. ... Read more

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