A Trail by Fire

spare tireThanks for noticing, but no, I didn’t misspell “trial.” I was just being clever. It’s an intentional twist on a popular phrase. Why? I’m glad you asked.  Continue reading

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The ‘Back in the Saddle’ Edition

backinthesaddleSince my last post in September, I’ve been on a diet and gained 11 pounds. “Dude, you’re doing it wrong!” Yeah, I know.  Continue reading

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Baked Couch Potato

So what do you do when you realize you need to add a bit of pep to your weight loss program? Why, you start a Couch-to-5K program, of course! (What am I, insane?) Continue reading

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Bruised Eggos

So, sometimes life throws you a curve ball. Sometimes the curve ball is flat, toasted, and looks like it’s been beaten with a set of football cleats. Yes, for me, it was those tasty curve balls know as “Eggo Waffles.” Continue reading

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Irony of Ironies

So I’m sitting here, reading with great interest the advertising copy for a diet pill — and doing my level best to ignore the skimpy bikini the model’s wearing — while eating a bag of cheese curls. Life doesn’t get more ironic than that. Well, maybe it does. I did have a friend who once ordered the Tae Bo videos and then sat down on the couch with a bowl of popcorn to watch them. So maybe I’m not so bad, but I’m getting there. Continue reading

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The Man with the Plan

So I promised a plan, and I have one. This worked for me seven years ago. It’ll work for me again. I maintained it for a year. Then I fell off the bandwagon. Why? Because this is the most extreme form of my eating plan. I never got around to doing one that I could maintain once I reached my target weight. That one would have been a medium-carb diet as opposed to a low-carb diet. So, I need to work on that, and I’ll post it once I have it. But enough of that. Let’s dive in! Continue reading

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Chic-fil-A: Make It a Double!

So today started with breakfast at Chic-fil-A, which is better than some of my days have started. It was followed by an almost-meeting with the police (long story; our subtenant is a jerk). Thankfully, Washington, D.C.’s finest can recognize a troublemaker when they see one. Continue reading

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