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Most weight loss programs tout, as their main selling point, “Quick” or “Fast” results. The reality is that your body can only metabolize fat so fast, so barring intervention by a surgeon, weight loss is going to take a while.

Of course, that means that the more you need to lose, the longer it will take to reach your ultimate goal. I fully expect it to take a year to get to my goal weight. A year!!

Wow! Talk about delayed gratification!

So what is one to do? A year is a long time to wait for anything. (Like, for example, the next Avengers movie!) That’s where the “1 Meal – 1 Workout” philosophy comes in.

When I first started my journey to better health, wrapping my mind around the need to lose 175 lbs or so was not something I could do. I decided to approach it one day at a time. Then, I broke it down another level: one meal at a time.

My goal was (and still is) at each opportunity, to make the best decision that I can. One year to go? Nah. One meal to go. I can do one meal.

Aaron, it’s been two weeks. So what’s the plan? Believe it or not, I do have one. It’s called “Absolute Total Transparency”, or AT&T.

Oh wait…that won’t work. How about…”Absolute Transparency Mode”, or ATM? Maybe not…

Maybe “Butler Extreme Transparency”, or BET? Okay…forget it.

I may not have a name for it, but I do have a plan, and it does involve transparency. Each week I’m going to post a blog. That blog will have 4 things in it (at least).

1) Total weight loss, starting from tomorrow as a new marker
2) Weight change from previous week
3) Exercise log from previous week
4) EVERYTHING I ate from the previous week

I don’t think I can get much more transparent than that. And again, if nothing else, it’s going to give me a high level of accountability.

This is going to be quite a bit of additional effort to post this info, so my goal is to do it for 90 days…basically through the end of February.

Let the information sharing begin!

Tonight, the guys discuss Aaron upcoming book!  Aaron took everything he’s learned in the past (almost) 3 years and put it in a book. Hear the high points of what’s covered! Click HERE to start listening!

Every wonder why dieting is hard?  So did we. Here’s our discussion about it…and some interesting articles, too? Click HERE to start listening!

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This week we discuss foods that might SEEM to be healthy, or better choices, but might just have you sabotaging yourself.  Click HERE to start listening!

In the news:
Atlanta Journal Constitution: How to talk to your kids about making healthier choices.

Recipe/Cooking Tip: How To Spice It Up! – Brought to you by Elizabeth Knecht of the CaveMomChronicles.com!

Every week Aaron gets some of the same questions about his fitness success.  Here are the questions…and the answers! And as a bonus, some great discussion about healthy eating choices. Click HERE to start listening!

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Recipe/Cooking Tip: Cooking Is Fun! – Brought to you by Elizabeth Knecht of the CaveMomChronicles.com!

Basically, Mark, Don and Aaron talk about themselves.  No, really. Their successes, their failures. Their weaknesses, their strengths. Maybe you can relate? Find out by clicking HERE to start listening!

Recipe/Cooking Tip: How to REALLY cook meat! – Brought to you by Elizabeth Knecht of the CaveMomChronicles.com!

This week we talk with fellow blogger and podcaster Heather Robertson, who has literally lost HALF of herself in her journey to fitness. Click HERE to start listening!

Heather’s website and podcast:  www.HalfSizeMe.com

Recipe/Cooking Tip: Caramelizing Vegetables - Brought to you by Elizabeth Knecht of the CaveMomChronicles.com!

Tonight, Aaron and Don talk about the basics of the 1 Meal – 1 Workout philosophy. How Aaron got started, and what’s worked for them!  Click HERE to start listening!

Fit & Fabulous Facebook Group

Healthy Recipe Tip: CaveMom Chronicles Recipes!

This week we talk with Tony Scornavacco! When Tony was 16 years old, he decided to make a change, and in a short time, he lost 85 lbs and transformed his life! Click HERE to start listening!

Tony’s Blog
Tony’s YouTube Video

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Healthy Recipe Tip: Kale Chips, courtesy of Lara Field