Success Stories and News

Do you need Supplements?: Day 18

Do you need supplements in order to be successful with fat loss? In short, the answer is no. If you recall from my previous Blog posts, I've mentioned several times that fat loss happens when you are in a consistent caloric deficit. No supplements required. But are...

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I want a Donut: Day 16

I almost drove to Krispy Kreme for a half-dozen donuts today. It's one of THOSE days. I'm also two days away from starting my period, so that's a contributing factor to these irrational thoughts I'm having. Fighting the cravings and fatigue around this time is rough,...

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Big calorie burns can mess up fat loss: Day 15

I hiked the Crow Pass trail from the Girdwood side yesterday and went up to the cabin, then turned around. It was a 5.5 mile trek roundtrip. Damn, I love that area. It's invigorating to be so close to the mountains and the waterfalls. I haven't been up there in two...

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Visualizing Achievement: Day 13

When I was preparing for my first bodybuilding competition in February 2000, I devoured countless books and magazines in an effort to learn as much as I could about what to eat, how much water to drink, and the best plan for getting ripped. Arnold Schwarzenegger...

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Do food choices matter? Day 12

When I was a freshman in High School I became a Lacto Ovo vegetarian. I cut out meat and fish but still consumed eggs and dairy.  I'd grown increasingly interested in nutrition and how the different macronutrients impacted energy and overall health, and I felt this...

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Are there fat loss shortcuts? (A rant): Day 10

Today's weight: 174.4 LB. I'm sharing this number every day because it holds me accountable and because I want to be transparent in how I approach the fat loss process. I only weigh in once a day; nude, first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything and...

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Track Everything: Day 9

In yesterday's post I discussed how your plan can sometimes fall apart, no matter how well you prepare.  I found myself snacking on random things after we returned home from Hatcher Pass yesterday afternoon, and while nothing I ate was terrible, I didn't track macros....

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When the plan falls apart: Day 8

I'm back from a whirlwind trip to a Hatcher Pass, Alaska. It's a beautiful area up in the mountains located about 60 miles north of Anchorage.  This is one of our favorite areas to hike with our dogs because the views are incredible and the vibe is authentically...

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Staying on track while traveling: Day 7

I'll be out of town today and tomorrow, and that requires packing all of my food with me. Situations like this call for diligence around planning and preparation, otherwise I will get way off track. I'll bring a cooler with everything I will need for the next two...

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What to do when the scale goes up: Day 6

My weight today was 176.2 LB. That's a bit of an increase from yesterday.  When you're doing everything right and the scale goes up, there are a few things you can do:  a. Throw a tantrum in your bathroom then spend the rest of the day overeating and wallowing in...

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You are in control: Day 5

Earlier in the week, I set a bodyweight goal of 176.0 LB by Saturday morning. I hit that goal today.  Had I stayed the same weight as yesterday or gone up, I would have made an adjustment to my calories today. I've been at 1,800 calories a day for several weeks now....

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Do what needs to be done: Day 4

I wasn't hungry this morning, which is a good sign. It means my brain is adjusting to this new routine and it will send me fewer signals to eat more food. The negative side-effects of a caloric deficit need to be ignored in order to be overridden and for progress to...

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