strength training

Tightening Up My Strength Training Routine

December 24, 2007

Adding a morning strength training routine to my daily schedule has been one of the best things I have done over the last five months of my journey from fat to fit.  It’s also been one of the most challenging.  Because of my travel and work schedule I was already getting up early in the […]


Weekly Update - 12/23/2007

December 23, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 267 Today’s weight: 266 Week weight loss: 1 lb Total weight lost: 29 lbs I really thought I was going to do better this week than a 1 pound loss.  Yesterday I actually weighed in at 265 so I thought there was a good chance I’d be reporting […]


Weekly Update - 12/09/2007

December 9, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 267 Today’s weight: 266 Week weight loss: 1 lbs Total weight lost: 29 lbs I didn’t have losing 30 pounds as one of my official milestones (50 is the first one), but there is no question that the “decades” represent a significant accomplishment.  To say “I’ve lost 30 pounds” would […]


How I Lifted One Million Pounds

November 10, 2007

I passed the 1,000,000 pound mark in my strength training program today.  On August 13th, a couple of weeks into my weight loss program, I started the strength training portion of my plan.  I started light, lifting a total of 6,750 pounds over 4 exercises.  I’m now up to 22,110 or 24,075 pounds lifted in […]


Weekly Update - 10/7/07

October 7, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 279 Today’s weight: 278 Week weight lost: 1 lb Total weight lost: 17 lbs I knew going into this month that it was going to be a challenge because of a 4 day trip to Chicago this week and another 3 day trip the week after next.  So I set […]


4 Observations From My Hotel Workouts

September 20, 2007

As I wrote yesterday in I’m Still Fat But I’m Already a New Me I did a great job this week on my business trip, actually exercising in a hotel “fitness center.”  In addition to what I wrote in that post about not working out while I travel I should also point out that I haven’t […]


I’m Still Fat But I’m Already a New Me

September 19, 2007

I’ve been referring to my weight loss program as a journey to a new me.  I expect the journey to take two years although that is only the start - it needs to be for the rest of my life. I’m down 14 pounds in the first month and a half or so of my […]


4 Observations From the First 45 Days of a New Me

September 14, 2007

I started this weight loss journey on August 1st, 45 days ago.  What follows are 4 simple observations, in no certain order. A journal is important, a public one even more so I would be willing to bet that one of the common tips dietitians give their new patients is to keep a food journal […]


I am a Boiled Frog

September 12, 2007

It is a popular urban legend that if you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water it will jump out but if you put that same frog into a pot of cold water and slowly increase the temperature to boiling that the frog will stay in the pot and be boiled to death. I […]


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