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Bad Habits #3 – Desserts: Sugar and Spice and…Everything That Causes Obesity and Diabetes

A couple of years ago my wife and I got to witness one of my best friends from college become an American citizen.  We’d been pals since grad school, and finally, after nearly a decade living, going to school, and then working in the United States, she took the oath of citizenship. To celebrate, weContinue reading “Bad Habits #3 – Desserts: Sugar and Spice and…Everything That Causes Obesity and Diabetes”

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Good Habits #3 – Just Get Nuts With The Diet

As of this writing, I’ve lost 40 pounds. Using the Cronometer app to count calories is working. The most satisfying part of my last doctor’s appointment was watching the nurse slowly nudge the weight on the scale from my weight at the previous appointment to my current weight. As well as relishing the look ofContinue reading “Good Habits #3 – Just Get Nuts With The Diet”

Exercise #3 – How Is That Even Exercise?

Oftentimes, when I go home to visit my parents, I take a long nap in front of the TV after lunch.  This may be in part due to the nearly euphoric food coma that comes from my mother’s southern cooking.  But primarily, this is because my dad likes to watch golf after lunch. Now IContinue reading “Exercise #3 – How Is That Even Exercise?”

Bad Habits #2 – Libations: Why Your College Years Are The Worst Years of Your Life.

As I mentioned in my last piece, I, like many people, gained about fifteen pounds in my first year of college.  This was mostly imbibed in liquid barley/hops form. Now that I’ve started watching what I eat and tracking the calories in Cronometer, I’m stunned at just how many calories one night of college carousingContinue reading “Bad Habits #2 – Libations: Why Your College Years Are The Worst Years of Your Life.”

Exercise #2 – The Commute: How To Lose Weight While Avoiding Annoying People

Like many people, I often wonder why it was so easy to keep the weight off when I was younger.  Like most young people, at least in my generation, I ate the worst crap I could get my hands on (usually to avoid cooking) and didn’t seem to gain a pound.  Until college, where IContinue reading “Exercise #2 – The Commute: How To Lose Weight While Avoiding Annoying People”

Good Habits #1 – How To Eat Hamburgers Without Dying Young

Like any red-blooded American, I like hamburgers.  I really like them.  A lot. Of course, it’s not the healthiest thing you can eat.  I’ve seen butchers cutting steaks, and I’ve seen the fatty scraps of meat that they cut off and push to the side.  This is the stuff that goes into the grinder. SoContinue reading “Good Habits #1 – How To Eat Hamburgers Without Dying Young”

Bad Habits #1 – The Perilous Habits Of Bachelors Who Can’t Cook, But Often Try To

As I mentioned in my last piece, when I actually started tracking what I eat and where most of my calories come from, I noticed a few foods that were providing a disproportionate number of calories.  And it wasn’t necessarily the ones you might suspect. Sure, meats (particularly the fried and barbecued kinds) produce aContinue reading “Bad Habits #1 – The Perilous Habits Of Bachelors Who Can’t Cook, But Often Try To”

Exercise #1 – The Value of Exercise and the Honey-Do List

I’m planning to do several pieces about exercise and how I’ve managed to incorporate it into my regimen and around my schedule.  As I’ve mentioned in previous pieces, I’m a CPA, and it’s easy to pack on pounds when you’re a CPA, or in any other sedentary occupation.   I used to exercise when I could,Continue reading “Exercise #1 – The Value of Exercise and the Honey-Do List”

Thanksgiving Diet Advice is Actually Terrible

So the Holidays are upon us, starting with Thanksgiving.  And every year, news sites, especially the health and fitness ones, inundate us with advice on how to lose weight.  Most of which is asinine. So here’s some of the awful advice I’ve found out there, in no particular order. More than a few people thinkContinue reading “Thanksgiving Diet Advice is Actually Terrible”

I Have Fewer Chins Than I Used To

So I’ve managed to lose about 30 pounds in three months.  Keeping the weight off has been increasingly a problem as I get older.  It doesn’t help that I’m a CPA by profession, a rather sedentary job which lends itself to a certain portliness.  I also got married not too long ago, and I discoveredContinue reading “I Have Fewer Chins Than I Used To”