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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

In the news:
Fit2Fat2Fit Results!

Healthy Recipe Tip: Kale Chips, courtesy of Lara Field

 Since I was injured last fall, I’ve waffled back and forth a bit on my weight loss goals, and I’ve yet to really get some traction now that I’m (mostly) healthy.  I’ve got some things in the works that’s going to help get me moving again, but in the meantime, it’s import for me to stay motivated on a day-to-day basis.

I recently set up Google Drive on my PCs at home, and as I was syncing my photos to my new storage, I ran across some old pictures of myself.  My typical “before picture” that I use is actually after I had lost 20 or 30 pounds by, believe it or not, delivering pizza.

These pictures that I found are me at my heaviest. I also included my typical after picture at the bottom for contrast. Have a great week, and stay motivated!

My huge neck.
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What do you call a show about a multitude of topics? How about a hodgepodge? Hear how YOU can help US! Get an update on Mark’s personal experience having a sleep study, using a CPAP machine, and the change it has made in his life. Click HERE to start listening!

In the news:
New York Times: How One Minute Intervals Can Improve Your Health

Healthy Recipe Tip: Thanks to About.com for a recipe for Vegan Tofu Manicotti. Don’s says it’s great.

This week the guys discuss compulsive eating, getting back on track, how to win the “head game” and more. Quite the lively discussion! Oh, and Aaron uses dozens of cliches, too. Click HERE to start listening!

In the news:
ScienceDaily.com:Chew Gum, Lose Weight?

Healthy Recipe Tip:
Baked Flounder – courtesy of AllRecipes.com

 Last week I posted about my extremely bad idea of eating whatever I wanted the entire time during a 10 day vacation. My weight on Saturday night when I returned was horrible (270 lbs), and when I weighed in on Sunday morning, I was at 263.3 lbs. (In case you didn’t go back and read my other post, this is about 30 lbs heavier than I’ve been at my lightest.)

When I got on the scale and saw those numbers, I really only had two options of what to say to myself.

1)  ”I’ve blown it. Oh well, it was nice being fit for a while.”

2)  ”Okay, I’ve proven how bad an idea THAT was. Now it’s time to get back on track.”

I opted for the latter. I re-read some of my own posts for encouragement, started a food diary, did a podcast about my lunacy of eating bad for 10 days, and made sure to get all my ducks in a row to move forward.

I weighed myself this morning (my normal Saturday weigh-in time), and I was at 247.6 lbs. I had lost 15.7 lbs this past week. I’m sure a lot of that has to be water weight, but obviously I was very encouraged.

If you have a bad meal, a bad day, or like me, a bad 10 days, don’t let it stop you. If you eat a bad meal, eat better next time. If you miss a workout, make sure you make the next one. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. You can take back control of your health, one meal at a time, one workout at a time.

I said from the beginning that I was going to be as transparent as possible during this journey. That being said…

The week between Christmas and New Year’s I was pretty loosey-goosey on my eating.  And, yes, loosey-goosey is a real word. Then last week, the week AFTER New Year’s I was on vacation, and I made a conscious decision to eat poorly.

I didn’t eat bad just to eat bad, but instead, I just ate the way I used to eat all the time. BAD.

It was partly an experiment, but mostly just a bad idea.

Since May I’ve hovered right around 240 lbs, give or take 5 pounds. I’ve been as low as 233, but never more than 245. On Christmas Eve I weighed-in, and I had crept up to 247 lbs. So when I stepped onto the scales on the 8th of January, I was hoping that I hadn’t gone too far north of 250 during my “experiment’. I was weighing in the evening, so I thought the results might not be good anyway. On top of everything, I had just ridden 16 hours in a car, and was feeling a little “bloated”, to say the least. I stepped on the scales, and…

270.0 lbs.

That’s right, 270 lbs. Two hundred and seventy pounds. Two. Hundred. Seventy. Pounds. I hadn’t weight that much since LAST February, almost a year ago.

Ouch.

I was 37 lbs over my lowest weight, and I had “gained” 16 lbs in two weeks. Of course, I knew that an evening weigh-in and morning weigh-in was not really apples to apples. I hoped that the morning might bring better results. I really didn’t expect a miracle…and I didn’t get one.

263.3 lbs. 

On a positive note, I had “lost” 6.7 lbs overnight. On a negative note, I still weighed 263.3 lbs.

That morning, I got back to my original “1 Meal – 1 Workout” plan. This morning I was curious, so even though I would normally only weigh once a week, I jumped on the scales again.

259.0 lbs.

Over four pounds in one day, and eleven pounds down since Sunday evening. Obviously, some of that must have been water weight.  I’m still up 12 lbs in two weeks. Not good. But at least I’m heading in the right direction. To be honest, it scared me just a bit.

Here’s what I learned:

  1. I still have one of the most efficient metabolisms on the planet. I’m better at converting food into fat than just about anyone I know.
  2. The grass is not greener! Eating bad is not the promised land. I don’t miss it.
  3. If you sit in a car for 38 hours and eat lots of bad food, you will gain weight.
  4. I’m ready to “finish” my journey. My tentative goal is 220 lbs. I plan on hitting it in 6 months.

It’s that time again! It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, right? Maybe so, maybe no. Join the guys as they discuss a better way to approach the whole resolution concept. Click HERE to start listening!

In the news:
Time: Top 10 Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions

Eat Less/Exercise More: Set fitness goals. Know WHAT your goals are, and HOW you’re going to reach them!

This week the guys are joined by recent gastric bypass patient John Campbell. John is also a nurse practitioner by profession and an all around cool guy. He’s only a couple of months post-surgery, and candidly shares his experiences. Just click HERE to start listening!

In the news:

NY Times: Midlife Weight Loss Cuts Heart Risk

Eat less/exercise more tip: “Get your mind right.” – John Campbell