well this explains everything

I hate excuses, especially when it comes to exercise, weight loss, etc. So now I find myself debating whether I should share a little tidbit that could validate many of those excuses. This new-found (and disturbing) knowledge has been tormenting me for a couple of weeks now. Misery loves company, so – screw it – I’m…

the great and powerful oz

Dr. Mehmet Oz, charming star of the daytime TV show bearing his name, appeared before a U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection last week. Why was the beloved doctor hauled out to Capitol Hill for a grilling? Well, in short, it’s because he has been a very bad boy. You see, Dr. McHeartthrob has taken to using terms like “miracle in a bottle”, “magic weight loss cure” and “lightning…

a journey of a thousand miles…

I haven’t hosted many guest bloggers here; in fact this is only my third time. I reached out to Helen because I really wanted to learn more about her story. We first met late last year, at the tail end of my 365-day journey. We clicked right away, supporting and cheering each other on, but then she disappeared at the end of…

evil: thy name is monsanto

In between hours of watching embarrassingly bad TV – you know, the show where someone’s torch gets snuffed out and the one where some douchebag hands out roses to a bevy of fame-seeking whores lovely ladies – I also manage to squeeze in some quality programing [including pretty much everything HBO] and, on occasion, an insightful…

pssst…let me tell you a little secret

Diets don’t work. I didn’t charge you a dime for that hugely valuable piece of information. You’re welcome. Long time readers know that I first ranted about the total bullshit of the diet industry here.  Then I continued to vent here. I know I have bitched about this topic in a handful of other posts but, as Sweet Brown would…

supersize me not

While driving the other day my ears perked up to a news story on the radio. It was about a man who ate nothing but McDonalds for 3 months, and didn’t drop dead of a heart attack. In fact, are you ready for this?… He actually lost weight. WHAT? Most of us have heard of Morgan Spurlock…

forks over straws

How Joe Cross did it for 60 days I will never understand. I couldn’t make it past one day of just juicing. And, luckily as it turns out, I didn’t have to. While I recognize there may be significant benefits to juicing, chief among them your body’s ability to very quickly and efficiently absorb key micronutrients, I’m not convinced…

when the urge to kill surpasses the urge to eat

It’s Day 4 of my one week Juice / Cleanse / Detox program. Holy shit this is hard. Like really, really hard. My intention when I started this on Monday was to take all my meals, for 7 days, in the form of juice. Late that afternoon, when a massive headache took its vice grip-like hold on…

from sugar high to crash and burn

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Last week, I celebrated meeting my goal of working out every single day of 2013, and simultaneously lamented my poor holiday food choices. In December I fell out of many of my (formerly) healthy habits, like starting my day with a green smoothie, drinking 10+ glasses of water, and eating loads of fresh…

don’t boil the ocean

Back when I worked for the technology behemoth I learned a ton of valuable lessons; those of the business variety and also those that can be applied to life in general. One area of “learning” I never expected to pull from however is the arsenal of buzz words and cliché adages that were regularly bandied about. I thought those were filed…