Denial about my Obesity

One of the strangest things for me when it comes to all of the weight that I have gained is that I don't seem to see it. I know I have gotten big - my clothing sizes keeps going up, it's hard to bend over and tie my shoes, I get ulcers on the insides … Continue reading Denial about my Obesity

Health First, Weight Loss Second: Turning Conventional Dieting Advice on its Head

I feel like conventional dieting advice sets everyone up to fail. Let's face it, most diets do not work over the a longer duration. How can we think about dieting and weight loss differently? Change Your Expectations First of all, I think that we need to stop focusing on weight loss as the end goal, … Continue reading Health First, Weight Loss Second: Turning Conventional Dieting Advice on its Head

Excitement and Depression: Two Sides of the Weight Loss Coin

Excitement and depression sit opposite one another. When you get overly excited about something, you are setting yourself up for depression when that stimulus is no longer there. A depressed stated can swing to excitement as the tides of life change. We become excited by good events and depressed by bad. This swing has defined … Continue reading Excitement and Depression: Two Sides of the Weight Loss Coin

It’s About More than the Food

The question became, if I know what to eat, then why don't I eat it? I know that a whole food plant based diet is the way to go for optimal health, and a healthy weight. So, why does cheese, sugar, fried crap, snacks, and chocolate continue to find it's way into my mouth? How do … Continue reading It’s About More than the Food

My Weight Story

I have struggled with being overweight and obese since I was a teenager. That is 20+ years of carrying around too much weight. It used to be an extra 30 pounds. Now, I need to lose over 100 pounds. I know that I am not alone in this struggle, so I am going to set … Continue reading My Weight Story