All tagged Weight Loss

I Love Bread

Starting with the holiday season continuing through the first four months of the year I fell of the eating right wagon. It wasn’t as if I was eating like an animal but I certainly was paying attention to my diet. Here I use the term diet to describe what I’m eating not to describe a method to to lose weight. I also continued to exercise regularly so I didn’t balloon up to massive proportions that I had in the past. The result was packing on 15 pounds from my lowest weight (which still has me down 50 pounds from my highest level a few years ago) but I was starting to feel uncomfortable so I made a change. I rejoined Weight Watchers.

Formatting...Weekly Weight Update

The more and more I write these weekly weight updates the more I realize that the reader must be incredibly bored with the structure. At this point, you know I work out on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. You know that I usually run on Tuesday and Saturday and go to OrangeTheory Fitness on Thursday and Sunday. You know that I try to eat right (although this past week has been a bit of a stretch on that with Halloween and all) and we eat the same thing during the week. With that in mind, it is time for a change of format.

KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid

I love fast food. I really do. I think it is delicious. There is nothing I love more (that is a figure of speech people, there are clearly things I love more) that a Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich and a large side of french fries. I also know that fast food is terrible for you. Everyone knows this but we continue to eat it. Why? Because we, as a culture, have convinced ourselves that we don't have the time to cook a healthy meal and delicious meal on our own so we resort to fast food. We even named it "fast food" to convince ourselves that it is faster than making our own food. We are lying to ourselves.

Our meals can be delicious AND healthy AND fast. All you have to do it cook it ourselves. It seems so simple yet so complicated. That is because we, as a culture, have convinced ourselves that in order to cook a healthy meal it has to be complicated. That is where we are all wrong. Anyone can cook a delicious meal in less time than it takes for you to go out and get a burger. The key is from a phrase I was taught in Boy Scouts - KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Biding Time...Weekly Weight Update

This week was my last week at my job and it was tough to stay focused. It was important to me to work diligently up until my last day but it was very hard to keep my mind on my work when I knew I wouldn’t be there come Monday. Not only that, I knew I had lots of hard work ahead so I won’t bury the news way down at the end of the blog but just give it to you up front. I have started my own accounting and bookkeeping firm called, creatively, Clark Accounting Services. Please visit my firm website,, and let me know if I can be of service.

Labor Day...Weekly Weight Update

Ahhhhh, Labor Day. The day that summer is officially over (screw you autumnal equinox) and kids hate because it means that it is time to go back to school. All of the neighborhood pools allow the neighborhood dogs to freely swim because it will be time to drain and clean the pool anyway. All the teachers will perfect the complaining that summer was too short and start to talk about how much they are looking forward to winter break (Hi Rizzo and Carrie).

Green Beanniversary

Believe it or not, it has been a year since I started this little blog. The original goal was to have a place to document my weight loss journey. It was a place for me to make sure I was accountable for my diet and exercise program. It was a place for me to put out in the public my successes and my failures when it came to my health.