Review: Where God Was Born

“In the Middle East, what you believe can still get you killed” After the post that was supposed to be about the book turned into an analysis of reading habits, it’s time to think about this book. As I mentioned, I read it on the iPad, so it wasn’t physically highlighted or dog eared, but […]


Weigh In: April 7 and Accountability Redux

Loss Since March 10: 1.6 lbs Total Loss: 16.8 lbs I could look at that and be disappointed, but I’ve instead chosen to focus on the last two weeks where I got back on track. I was so good through March 10 but then some things popped up and I wasn’t. I still tracked every […]


Weight Watchers vs. Calories

an interesting post, via @LoseIt. While it’s an interesting explanation of what the pro version of LoseIt offers (which the site itself doesn’t explain as clearly) it’s also a very solid look at the reasons I started to struggle with Weight Watchers despite my initial success with the program. I had fallen out of love […]


Tom Coughlin: Earn the Right to Win

Tom Coughlin signing his book at Barnes & Noble this blog has been mostly travel and weight loss journey with the occasional foray into sports. Today, is one of those forays because I just finished reading the best book I’ve read in a very long time. Tom Coughlin’s Earn the Right to Win. I don’t […]


Weigh In: March 10 and 300

Weekly Loss: 2.6 lbs Total Loss: 15.2 lbs Honestly, I’m losing in the most bizarre places. Not remotely complaining, but it’s weird to lose in my face and legs first. Over all, thrilled with progress since I recommitted and this is the longest (42 days since January 28) that I’ve been focused since I started […]


Weigh In: March 3

Weekly Loss: 1.5 lbs Total Loss: 12.6 lbs And the downward trend continues. Yay. I’m fibbing slightly. This is yesterday’s number because I fell in a vat of sodium. But I’m glad I WI daily and track obsessively because I know that this morning’s number isn’t real weight. My numbers are slightly out of sync […]


DietBet Round 2: Official Winner

Congratulations, your final weight has been verified! You are now an official winner in your dietbet game! You will be splitting the pot with the other lucky winners of your game. We’ll follow up shortly with details about your winnings once all player weights have been finalized. In the meantime, think about what you are […]


Weigh In: February 24

Weekly Loss: 0.5 lbs Total Loss: 11.1 lbs A loss is a loss. Yeah, I’ll parrot the official loss of any loss is a good thing, but this week has been bizarre. The scale has been all over the place for two reasons: a little too much eating out and a touch of the stomach […]


DietBet: WI 2

WIs for Diet Bet 2 and 3 also known as “I don’t see it in the mirror daily but I definitely see it in the photo.” This also has to be the first time where the first place the weight (or lack thereof) has shown in my face before anywhere else. I haven’t officially won […]


Weekend success

Weekend. Success. Those are two words that I never thought would go together. Weekends are and have always been my downfall. Not that I would undo all my good progress but I certainly could have done better if I didn’t fall into calorie and salt vats each weekend. Since I re-started this journey on 28 […]


Weigh In: February 17

Weekly Loss: 1.8 lbs Total Loss: 10.6 lbs Ahh the early stage “honeymoon”. I know I won’t lose 10lbs in 3 weeks going forward so I’m definitely going to enjoy it.  I’d love if I could consistently lose almost 2 lbs/week. This week was a bit odd. I’m sick again and haven’t felt hungry. I […]


Food Hospital: PCOS

One of the things I’ve learned in my various weight loss journeys is that everyone has an opinion on what foods you should (not) be eating and they conflict with one another ridiculously. I have found for me personally that I agree with something a colleague said: the only diet that works is the one […]


Weigh In: February 10

– I had a really good post, and then FireFox ate it I was going to say I stole this format from Jess, but I won’t put my weight on the internet (despite, you know, the fact that I did before) so I’ve modified it. Weekly Loss: 3.0 lbs Total Loss: 8.8 lbs I’m a […]


Days

11 days back OP 11 days tracking 10 days ( 8 work days) without m & ms although I badly wanted some when I was still at work at 9p yesterday and I had no Cheerios or snacks. Yep, this is all day by day. It’s Week 2 so I don’t have the w1 losses, […]


One Week

and not BNL’s One Week which is in my head for some inexplicable reason. I have officially tracked everything for one week. I can’t remember the last time I did that. I’ve tracked about one week with a day or two missing because I didn’t want to face it or some other excuse, but not […]


eating out, weekends and sick, oh my

As I mentioned, eating out is a stressor for me. Has been since 2010 and honestly, probably always will be. I didn’t bail on lunch Friday because I needed to get out. I used a strategy that a couple of friends mentioned and I’ve used in the past – pre plan. Well, sort of. I […]


GTD 2013: Q1

It took a lot of editing and re-editing not to call it “Q1 down the drain”, but I know Robby would brain me if I did that. I went off track with #GoTheDist last year when the weather got better. I naturally switched to walking home more which hurt my GTD goal (750 miles on […]


LoseIt while eating out

Had “coffee” scheduled with a colleague in the industry tonight and I was anxious. Not about seeing her as she’s good fun, but smart choices at dinner. I know there are healthier options at Starbucks but I can’t stand the taste of “skinny” drinks as I much prefer soy milk. Well coffee turned into “drinks” […]


Day 2

No, blogging isn’t going to be a daily thing. But this is really resonating with me today. I made a promise to my Hivers that I’m not going to have anymore Day 1s. Today is Day 2. Both tracked, including when I fell into the Cheerios. And the can of soup that was completely vile. […]


Accountability

that’s the new name of my game. I have maintaining down to a science. This year, I’m going to get the rest of my way to goal. Here are some small and big picture things I’m doing to achieve this accountability: Blog. Yeah, we’ll see how that goes. But when I was losing, I was […]


4.75 miles

that was never meant to be as long, but felt much longer on my feet. I headed downtown to go to the New Museum’s Block Party with the plan of spending some time there and then walking home along the river. But do my wanders ever turn out as planned? I went from the Block […]


#GreatManhattanLoop: Upper West Side

Sometime during yesterday’s walk when I was uploading photos to Instagram, #greatmanhattanloop hit me. It’s perfect for this little endeavor of mine, which reached 2012: Stage 3 yesterday. I know I’m still due to write on Part 2, but the week got away from me. Oops and the rest of the photos.The plan for yesterday’s […]


Hello, Sailors… and lots of miles 1/2

it all started with the sun finally coming out after a long week of rain, rain, rain and more rain. Combine that with a half day, Fleet Week and my love of the waterfront and New York history….   Since I read, or half read (yes, shamefully haven’t finished it) Phillip Lopate’s Waterfront, I’ve wanted […]


14.8 miles through DC

More photos here Back. Had an absolutely AMAZING time. Couldn’t have asked for better weather. Of course the map ended up wildly ambitious, which we expected. It still served as a good set of choices for things to do. Especially if you’re a history nut like I am. Part travel guide, part blog… We arrived […]


Memories: Travel and Otherwise

in which we briefly return to this blog’s origins as a travel blog inspired by Yom HaShoah I reread some of the posts from my Holocaust summer that included Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Terezin, among others. I learned so much that summer, but I was also saturated. After doing Poland, I couldn’t do the Berlin memorial. […]