The Hard Part

I get up at 5am, pretty much every day. I do Crossfit, which looks insane if you’ve never done it before. I’m also running – did 15 miles this week on top of the Crossfit. People look at me like I’m crazy when I tell them all of that.  Especially when I say “5am”.  I […]

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I’m Starving – a Story in Gifs

So, a major premise here is that I am always hungry – I live my life in a constant state of hunger. The goal is just to keep it under control – a low level hum in the background.  Well, lately, the hunger, it has been assertive.  I think about food.  I dream about food. […]

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On Weight Watchers and eating better…

When I started this whole journey back in 2012, one of the things I knew needed to happen was a support group or tool to help me get my eating under control.  Hunger is not a reliable gauge of how much I need to eat – I’m in a constant state of hunger, after all […]

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The Monocle

Near the Capitol. Just do it.  Www.themonocle.com

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My day to cook…

On this family vacation, each family takes a day for dinner. Today is our day. This is a rather large pot of chili.       Related – that is my 2012 Family Chili Cookoff Champion apron. I’ve got chili game.

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So.Much.Wasted.Food.

In case you missed it, you should take the next 17 minutes or so and watch John Oliver talk about food waste. Two quick takes on this: I’ve spent a good portion of my life in the food industry – in a grocery store through high school, in restaurants through college, and manufacturing as part […]

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A Fragile Pattern

I think the detox worked, in a fashion. The running, it is back on.  I switched back to a new pair of Beasts to completely rule out shoes as the cause of my injury, and so far there is no pain.  I’m not even as far off of my cardiovascular peak as I expected to […]

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Detox, Day 6 – In Defense of Food

The following is discussion of Day 6 of my 10-day 6 day detox.  To begin with Day 1, click here. The detox ended at 1pm on Saturday, which was day 6.  The detox is dead. Long live the detox. One underlying principle of my approach to food is that things must be reasonable.  This goes two ways.  […]

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Detox, Day 5

The following is discussion of Day 5 of my 10-day detox.  To begin with Day 1, click here. I’ve been characterizing each day of the detox so far with short little summaries – Day 1 was about caffeine headaches, Day 2 was about worrying about caffeine headaches, etc. Day 5 was hard to characterize, though if […]

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Detox, Day 4

The following is discussion of Day 4 of my 10-day detox.  To begin with Day 1, click here. Finally we get to a day that doesn’t really suck.  If Days 1 and 2 were all about caffeine withdrawal, and Day 3 was all about gastrointestinal integrity, then Day 4 was all about settling in. Probably the […]

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