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Meet Russ Version 4.0, a buzz cut and a few boxing lessons later. Still debating the goatee





Since moving to New Orleans, I became fascinated with boxing. I'm scrappy, who knew?





Me at 350 with my mother and my sister. About a month later I woke up and decided I was done.



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What's "keeping it off" actually mean? It's a question that long deserves an answer

I've gone from 350 to 155, throughout food writing, the death of my mother, grandmother, confronting abusive relationships and moving to New Orleans on a mission to alter how healthy cooking and weight loss are discussed.

And I'm pretty determined to have fun doing it, and make keeping weight off more realistic for more people.

I've gone from 350 to 155, throughout food writing, the death of my mother, grandmother, confronting abusive relationships and moving to New Orleans on a mission to alter how healthy cooking and weight loss are discussed.

And I'm pretty determined to have fun doing it, and make keeping weight off more realistic for more people.





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Member Since: 1/13/2009

SparkPoints: 1,157

Fitness Minutes: 55

My Goals:
To make sure people are supported on ALL phases of weight loss -- the after as well as before.

The rest of the world's quite qualified to lower obesity rates -- I want to make sure weight regain statistics reduce also.

And finally, I advocate cooking literacy as not just a weight loss tool, but a means of personal development. Sexy, mind-blowing improvisational recipes are just a perk.

My Program:
Cardio: 45 minutes or more a day in my target heart zone or higher, one long run during the weekend.

Lifting: A mix of traditional weight lifting and body resistance training, high intensity, mixing both drop-setting working opposing muscle groups to maximize intensity.

Eating: I eat every three hours -- lot of zip lock bags are involved with this. I've eaten low fat and low carb to some success; my eating's more in line with the Mediterranean Diet now.

Supplements: Flax and Fish oil, Vita D and Glucosamine + MSM, Daily Multi to cover the bases, and I'm experimenting to see if that antioxidant hype (read: Acai) has any merit.

Etc: Chiropracty and specialized orthopedics to keep my mutant feet from mangling my body, and Reiki healing to keep me chipper and positive.

Personal Information:
I went from a mild-mannered music critic standing in a big trench coast in the back of rock clubs to a food writer, recipe crafter, and much to my surprise, a post-weight advocate.

Otherwise, I have one pair of fat pants I plan on burning -- rather than look like a "success story," I'd rather BE a success story, on my terms.

Other Information:
I'm a huge fan of music and comics, which I write in between writing for work or Second Helping. I adore Gail Simone, Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis and Peter David. "Preacher" is my favorite comic series of all time.

Music wise, Aimee Mann, Maria McKee, and Kristin Hersh/Throwing Muses can do no wrong. Now that I live in New Orleans, I've enjoyed musicians that either live or keep tabs on NOLA: Shannon McNally, Christain Scott, the Iguanas, Jon Cleary, Otis Taylor

Favorite Quotes:
"We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are." -- Anais Nin

"What do you plan to do with all your stories/The new sheriff said, quite proud of his badge/ We'll wave them through the rocket's red glare/ And huddle mass, you just lift your lamp."
-- Tori Amos, "Scarlett's Walk"

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YBROWNING40
9/10/2011 10:46:02 PM

Very inspiring. Congrats on being the motivator of the day.... emoticon



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JIBBIE49
9/10/2011 4:33:48 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Love seeing you as THE MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY. You are a true inspiration to others.



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HARRIET2
9/10/2011 3:20:34 PM

how great you have achieved your weight loss goal and in spite of
loss and I suppose the inevitable flow of life. As for quitting smoking, I was successful using a website chat board. Other quitters who are also in the challenge at the same time as well as experienced quitters are a valuable tool. Blairsville at Forum 54 is the one I used. Whyquit.com is another good one. Good luck to you and enjoy that New Orleans sunshine today.



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NEVERGIVEUP68
9/10/2011 12:38:21 PM

Congrats on Motivator of the Day!! You certainly are inspiring. !!!



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SLENDERELLA61
9/10/2011 11:37:34 AM

Congrats on Motivator of the Day!! You certainly are inspiring. -Marsha



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