Category Archives: Plant-Based Recipes

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 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 Days 94-95: A Time To Celebrate

No, this is not what you’re thinking! I did not hit my 400 pound goal by July 4. That’s OK, I will get there soon. There is no doubt about it! Rather, I note the cause for celebration to be my daughter’s wedding on July 3.  It was a simple affair at her house, but […]

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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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Downhill Climb Days 79-82: More Progress – Down 41 pounds!

First off, you will notice that the title no longer says “Fitness Challenge.”  I have now changed it to my “Downhill Climb.”  Though my weight is still dropping, this is NOT easy.  It is like climbing UP a mountain…grueling at times, challenging always.  Temptations run rampant, whether it be the temptation to not go walking, […]

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