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May 24, 2020 Gadgets Strategies

Can Squeezing a Hockey Puck Make Me Sweat? Activ5 Review

I purchased an Activ5 and was somewhat skeptical that this would make me sweat. It turns out that this is not as easy at looks. After a few exercises, my arms were shaking.  I love that this is so portable, and the app is fun. You are a spaceship...

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May 19, 2020 Exercise Strategies

First Impressions of DDP Yoga

Weigh In I weighed in at 226.6 on May 11th. Today I'm weighing in a 228.6 which is somewhat frustrating. Typically I have some really good days and other days where I go over 2000 calories. So I've been inching my way back up, and that's why I...

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May 11, 2020 Mental Health

Grief and Weight Loss and Weight Gain

Today in the middle of a pandemic, I know many of us are losing people and not being able to grieve properly.  My Weigh In I'm up to 226.6 after getting up to 229.9 (almost 230 which would've been a new record). The last time I did an episode I...

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April 20, 2020 Mental Health Strategies

Are you Missing Your Zing?

Weigh In Today on 4/8 I weight 225.3  Today 4/20 226.6 Why Don't I Feel Happy When I Step on the Scale? I'm up a bit since the last episode. I say back and took a long look, and I notice I'm missing that  ZAH! ZING! WOWEE! When the scale...

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April 8, 2020 Society & Culture

How Did Jimmy Kimmel Lose Weight?

Weigh In On March 31st, I weight 225.8 Today on 4/8 I weight 225.3  How Did Jimmy Kimmel Lose Weight? According t He had gone years without weighing himself and when he finally did, he had come a long way from the skinny days as a teenager. ...

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March 30, 2020 Mental Health

Losing Weight While You're Losing Your Mind

We are ALL coping with a situation that we don't have a ton of control over (besides staying home, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands).  My Weigh In I'm up 4 lbs. On March 12th I was 221.8 and today I'm at 225.8. I'm up four...

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March 12, 2020 Strategies

Black and White Weight Loss

I'm back from the road, and I'm ready to get back in the saddle. Last time I was 220.6 and I'm at 221.8 so I'm ready to recommit.  Back Home is Back To Your Triggers When I'm on the road I don't know where the closest ice cream place is. I don't...

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Feb. 18, 2020

Losing Weight on the Road

Today I weight in a 220.6 - down 4.2 lbs Losing Weight on the Road A quick way to burn some calories is to take the stairs on any breaks. I did this two to three times a day and according to my Apple watch, my heart rate was in the "exercise zone"...

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Jan. 27, 2020

Two Motivational Movies To Inspire Weight Loss and Being Healthy

Weigh In I am down to 224.8 ( a .6 lb loss). Not great, but its better than going up.  Brittany Runs a Marathon Review This is a fun comedy with some serious undertones. I really liked it. Ladies this has some other things that you will connect...

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Jan. 13, 2020 Mental Health

Catch the Plane to Wonderland

I started the year at 225.3 and after losing a few pounds, I'm back to 226. This is partly due to me going out of town for the weekend. I tried to do things like skip breakfast and I even exercised one day. None the less my scale went up when I got...

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Jan. 9, 2020 Strategies

The 80-20 Lifestyle

I started the year at 225.3 and after losing a few pounds, I'm back to 225. It's frustrating. I was doing good, but by skipping a few days and not really paying attention to my calories, and not exercising they came right back. The other thing that is...

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Dec. 31, 2019

iFit Needs to Get Organized

You watch the Peleton commercials and you can exercise anywhere. I tried this with my iFit subscription that I got with my bike. They just need to get it in gear. Its weird the exercise routines for the bike are great and modern. The exercises I can...

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Dec. 30, 2019 Mental Health

Tomorrow is not going to work

Weigh-in: I'm up 1.6 lb back to 225.3 I skipped a workout (typically every other day) and said, "I'll just end up doing two workouts back to back days." In other words," I"ll do it tomorrow." So I did and I'm here to tell you my body doesn't like it....

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Dec. 23, 2019

Creating a Healthy Calorie Deficit

and it had a great plan.  Track your feed for 10 days and look at those days where your weight maintains. Then take the average of those days and subtract 500 calories.  So if you had 2100 1900 2200 1950 2300 1876 2400 1911 2145 1978 The...

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Dec. 9, 2019 Health & Fitness

Super Addictive Foods

Weigh In First things, I'm down .3 lbs. Not a huge win, but not a loss.   Currently, the is giving me Green, Yellow and Red foods.   The Most Addictive Foods Interesting article on the (hint its not broccoli) Eat Yourself Sexy  I...

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Dec. 1, 2019

A New Strategy to Overcome the Scale

Today I share a new strategy when it comes to weighing yourself. I've updated the weigh-in spreadsheet for the Support Group to use this strategy By adding a weekly average option it really is a red flag when you see your weekly average go down. You...

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Nov. 27, 2019 Mental Health

How Triggers Come into Play with the Holidays

Weight update.  November 5th I am at 226.  November 19th 225.  Different Types of Food Triggers Behavior Chains start with triggers: Environmental Biological Mental Emotional Social Triggers Produce Thoughts Thoughts Lead to Actions...

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Nov. 19, 2019 Mental Health

Celebrate All Victories

Weight update.  November 5th I am at 226.  November 19th 225.  Join the Healthy Wage Challenge Lose 6% of your weight by February Controlling Your Attitude I've been pretty good on hitting my benchmarks: 10 glasses of water 7 hours of...

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