Days 164,165 & 166: Pumpkin Days, Questions & Gears

Just color me orange and give me a spaghetti squash drip.  Its Fall and I’m marginally sucked into the squash lifestyle. Thursday night I made Pumpkinsnaps.  Basically its the Maple Ginger Snap cookie from last week, but with a 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree instead of a 1/3 cup maple syrup all based on this…

Days 162 & 163: When You Receive a Compliment

I received a random compliment from my yoga instructor on Monday night after class.  Joel and I had gotten home and I was making a chicken soup dinner when I got some texts” “I looked at you today and thought, Patrick is no longer fat.” “Good job :)” Haha, talk about warm fuzzies! When your…

Day 128, 129 & 130: Gut Reactions

This post has the unique opportunity to be worked on before, in between  and I believe I will finish this up after my interviews are done.  Funny that. When it comes to most things in life, i’ve found that I am most happy with the resulting outcome when I trust my gut.  Say 90% of…

Day 108: The Positive Feedback Loop

This past weekend that boyfriend of mine did something that once again reaffirmed why I’m blogging about my dieting ups and downs (did I mention he’s smart?). He sent me an article from Fitocracy.com that spoke to the myth of the “eat less and workout more” concept.  At its core the article admits that indeed,…

Day 100: Overcoming Struggles

Welcome to my 100 day celebration. What is there to celebrate you might ask? Plenty! In the past 100 days I’ve… Lost 15.1 lbs 265 on April 20th to 249.9 on July 24th That’s approximately 1lb a week Dropped my BMI by .9 points 31.4 to 29.5 I’m no longer considered “morbidly obsese” (blog on…

Day 95: Permission to Stop Dieting

One of the worst things that people have told me throughout the adventure that has been my weight-loss is that I “look great”. Now a compliment’s a compliment, and I’m not one to be ungracious or to snap at the provider of such niceties. But telling someone’s who’s overweight that they “look fine,” “look great,”…