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How I Lost 30 lbs in six months….

I've written a few times on this blog about the scary heart issue that I had toward the end of last year and my subsequent overnight in the hospital emergency room. I also wrote about the ongoing fight I've been forced to face against myself to lose 40 pounds at the recommendation of my cardiologist. Since I've started this journey, I've lost 31 pounds total - and I hope to lose the remainder before the summer ends. While I've been going to WeightWatchers to help manage my food intake … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a New Year Resolution

This time of year, it's obligatory to write a post about New Year Resolutions - it comes with the blogging territory. One of my top resolutions for 2013 will be to spend more time with my family offline, which means less time online. Toward that ultimate goal, here's an interesting infographic from the fine folks at World of Infographics that looks at the most common types of resolutions that are made each year as well as other statistics - such as resolution failure rates. Regardless, … [Read more...]

Facing my fear and failure (again)…

My two biggest fears in life are the fear of failure and of disappointing people - I think many people can relate to those. But both of those fears combined into a queasy ache in my stomach yesterday as I walked into the local WeightWatchers office where I lost 35 lbs. - TWICE over the past three years. Needless to say, I re-gained most of that lost weight because I got lazy with the program - thinking I had "arrived" - not needing the support of others or the program itself anymore, … [Read more...]