Category Archives: Avoiding Temptation

Downhill Climb: Six Months Later – A Look At Willpower

Yes…I am still here and I still have not lost my resolve.  Many of my friends (TeamSumoflam) have asked how things are.  Best answer for now…stable. Fortunately, I am still hanging around the 406-410 range despite the two vacations in August (Seattle) and September (Connecticut).  Coupled with that is the job since the beginning of […]

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Downhill Climb Day 157: Vacation Derailments and Getting Back on Track

Things have been a struggle since returning from Washington in early August. Both Julianne and I have had to readjust to new work schedules and challenges, including longer hours, especially for me.  We also took another road trip to Connecticut on the other side of the country for another family visit.     As a result […]

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Downhill Climb Days 118-124: Vacation Time

Bet my readers wonder what happened to me the last few days.  Long story short, we have been in Washington state for the last week (and for a few days more) visiting family and taking a brief respite from the rigors of work life (and even from the rigors of whole foods plant based eating […]

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Downhill Climb Days 104-109: Working It In Utah

OK. Some of you may be wondering what happened to my downhill climb… Well, it’s still there and I am still “climbing” to that first goal of 400 pounds. Man, the past week has been a whirlwind of activity for me. I spent two full days of travel on airplanes going to and from Utah, […]

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Fitness Challenge Days 76-78: Those dangerous D words – Obstacles to Success

I want to preface this post with a couple of important comments. First of all, the subject matter in this post is very serious and can have a profound impact on the success of a weight-loss or health management program. Secondly, I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not seeking pity or […]

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