Category Archives: Bountiful Baskets

Downhill Climb Day 103: BBQ and this week’s weigh in

Let’s start off with some good news! The official weigh-in has me at 407 pounds today, down another 1.6 pounds from yesterday. Only 7 pounds to go for #400Independence! This additional weight loss was exciting to me as I’m finally getting back to the point where I was before my daughter’s wedding.  My lowest weight […]

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Downhill Climb Day 85: The Power of Community

In his newest book (called “Fully Charged“) juicing guru Joe Cross (Fat Sick and Nearly Dead) talks about embracing community and getting a little help from your friends as one of his keys to health and happiness. I could not agree more. I have been on my current “Downhill Climb” journey to better health and […]

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Downhill Climb Day 83: Juicing It!

Early into my “Fitness Challenge” Julianne and I had determined to do juice for breakfast, salad for lunch and then a solid meal for dinner. During that period I experienced some immediate weight loss and began feeling better.  However, over the course of the journey, due to schedules, lack of juiceable veggies and then a […]

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Fitness Challenge Days 74/75: Finishing a 5K & Down More Weight

The day finally arrived…a 5K walk at the Great American Fitness Challenge. Team Sumoflam came all decked out in our bright yellow shirts. At 10:45 it was about 85° and sunny. The 15K event was over and the grueling obstacle events were in full swing. Hundreds of people came out for the events. It was […]

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Fitness Challenge Day 65: Butter Us Up – Julianne/David 50 pounds

Back in October 2013 I wrote a post about how Julianne and I had lost a large combined amount of weight.  At that time, together, we had lost 65 pounds together.  Unfortunately, we let a number of things get in the way, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, and much of that weight came back.  On that […]

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