Goal Setting
Sunday, August 02, 2009      16 comments

I am often asked if I set goals for myself, and I always answer "yes." Except, I say, when I was obese. When I was obese I set all kinds of goals for myself, but not in terms of health. I just kept wishing that I could lose weight. I tried all d... Read more
What If?
Saturday, July 25, 2009      11 comments

I was reading through some of the message boards tonight, and was so struck by the number of questions on motivation and staying the course. It came to me that some of us think of weight loss as a temporary detour to travel before we get to our ... Read more
Self Sabatoge
Monday, July 20, 2009      5 comments

I wrote what I think is a really important blog this morning on my regular site. So, after you finish up all your fun on SparkPeople you might want to head over there and check it out. Basically I ask the question, "Why Do We Do This To Ou... Read more
Why Keep Trying?
Saturday, July 18, 2009      7 comments

As my weight moved up the scale from the 200's to the 250's and beyond, there was a period of time where I gave up. I tried to convince myself that I really did like being overweight, and big was beautiful. I stopped weighing myself for a while,... Read more
Planning for Maintenance
Monday, July 06, 2009      5 comments

I woke up this morning to several emails from people asking me how to maintain a weight loss. This is almost a more important question than just asking how to lose weight. After all, you don't want to lose weight forever - you want to maintain a... Read more
Why I Still Exercise
Friday, June 12, 2009      0 comments

You know, once you've lost a lot of weight it can be really easy to get complacent and end up going back up the scale, and up the path to obesity. It had happened to me more times than I can count. I'd lose weight, stay that weight for a short t... Read more
Legacies We Leave
Thursday, June 11, 2009      1 comments

I posted these thoughts in more detail on my blog at
log , but I thought it would be nice to share some of it here. You know there are a lot of things we will leave behind when we finally exit thi... Read more