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Fire Breathing Dragon

Swam half a mile this morning, the kids are in the pool.  It’s gorgeous.  I’m reading a book about change. Yesterday I stuck with my plan and skipped carbs (including alcohol).  I am running on coffee and water this morning.  Haven’t decided if I’m going to eat lunch today.  It depends on how I feel….

Fasting at Disneyland 

I’m getting ready to fly down to Anaheim this weekend.  I am once again at the cusp of another pound lost, and at that point mentally where I want to stick with what is working. Eating out is challenging.  It can be impossible to figure out what hidden sugar/salt etc is in the food you…

Fasting Do’s and Don’ts

I went to a team event today for work and I sat at the restaurant while people ate for an hour and a half.  I drank my bottle of black cold brew coffee (Peet’s of course!), and I drank water. I could have chosen to eat.  I could have struggled.  Instead I used my years…

Yin & Yang Dragons

Periods of feast are meant to be balanced by periods of fasts The scale goes up and comes back down. I deliberately turn in the direction that leads me to my long term goals.  Instant gratification is the shortcut back to square one in the shoots and ladders of life.

Unbelievable! No, sorry I’m not buying it…

If anyone has the actual study (attributed to UCLA Medical Center, and alternately to “Israeli reasearchers”) that eating a brownie for breakfast will help you lose 37(or 38) more pounds than just eating protein, please share.  It’s this kind of ridiculous article that steers people in the complete opposite direction of sustained weight loss.  We…

Add Space Between Meals

We live in a world that encourages to eat and drink throughout the day. If we are eating the wrong foods, then we have to keep refueling to keep from crashing. Real hunger comes in waves.  If you ride the wave by picking something else to do, after grabbing a glass of water if you…

Overcoming Fear of Fasting

I have always eaten two to three meals a day, usually with snacks. I didn’t know what it would feel like to go twenty four hours without eating anything. Because I had been eating so few carbohydrates in the weeks leading up to the fast, it was easy. To avoid snacking temptation: Stay busy Drink…

Sugar Dragon

If you are eating sugar on a daily basis while trying to lose weight, you are making your life harder than it needs to be. I spent four weeks eating animal based fuel after reading Thor Olafson’s book “Control The Fat Burning Hormone”. I was able to lose 7 pounds, but the weight would come…

Dragon Playlist

Every now and then I get woken up from a dream hearing a song in my head. Music is a powerful tool in your weight loss arsenal.  Make your own Dragon Playlist.  Think about songs that make you feel stronger, happier, more alive. Music is a great way to track time.  You can run (or…

Enter the Temple

My other blog about weight loss is Temple Diet.  We can treat our body better to get a better result.  Each day we make countless decisions.  We don’t need to spend so much of our willpower on what to eat throughout the day. After a few weeks of eating one meal a day, my body…