Getting Healthy

In 2016 I decided to tackle the challenge to get healthy and lost 50 pounds in 3 months. This is the plan I followed updated with lessons learned as I continue on my journey.

Challenges

I love to learn new things and find that personal experience gives me a better perspective. I like to take on challenges and measure the results. Here you will find the stories of my challenges.

About Me

I am a devoted husband, proud father of two beautiful girls, and a lifelong technologist. I love to travel and see all of God’s great creation. Learn more about me here.

Recent Blog Posts

Week 43 Results – Failure is an Option

Week 43 Results – Failure is an Option

I write these posts from the bottom up each week as filling in the stats and my report card helps me to think about what I want to say. This week, I needed to take a little extra time because the results were shocking to me and I needed some time to really process...

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Week 42 Results – Going Sugar-Free

Week 42 Results – Going Sugar-Free

In my post last week I mentioned that I was going to revisit eating sugar-free this week. I did that Monday - Friday this week. That helped me turn in a loss of 3.7 pounds this week, coming in at 244.7. I've lost 98.5 pounds since I began this journey and am now only...

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Cooking without Emily

Cooking without Emily

Pot Roast I made a pot roast this week that Wendy and Sarah both said was really good. Sarah actually said, "this is the best pot roast I've ever had". I followed this recipe: https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/sunday-pot-roast-instant-pot-recipe/ Mine didn't turn out...

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Week 41 Results

Week 41 Results

This week was a great week for experimenting in the kitchen, but I'm definitely indulging in too many of my daughter's desserts. I more than doubled my goal for sugar this week. I was aware and managed my overall calories and exercise fairly well which allowed me to...

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Carnitas, ribs, pasta, and cake!

Carnitas, ribs, pasta, and cake!

There were two things that got me excited about learning how to cook: Emily is really good in the kitchen, so I know she will be a big help (ok, let's be honest - she does all the hard stuff.) We have an Instant Pot, which to me feels more like I'm playing with...

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