The Full List of Weight Loss Posts on Paunchiness

Here’s a complete list of all of the paunchiness post on one convenient page…

Where Do Thanksgiving Turkeys Come From?

James – Tuesday, 2:25 PM
November 25, 2008- Chances are that, wherever your Thanksgiving turkey comes from this year, it ate soy. It takes 75 to 80 pounds of soy-based feed to raise a 30 pound turkey. The U.S. Soybean Export Council helps farmers throughout the world raise quality turkeys in an efficient manner. In countries such as Morocco, Poland and […] Read more…

1UP USA Bicycle Trainer Ride Video

James – Tuesday, 11:25 AM
Ernie asked me if I’d post some video of me on the new 1UP USA trainer so here it is. I’m still working on the full review because I’d like to use it for week or so to give me a better feel for how it works in the long run. Read more…

Vitamin C and Heart Disease – Reduces Levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

James – Nov 20, 7:37 AM
Vitamin C supplements can reduce levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Participants who took approximately 500 milligrams of vitamin C supplements daily saw a 24 percent drop in plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) levels after […] Read more…

Orgasm on a Bike?

James – Nov 19, 3:22 PM
I’ve always wanted my wife to get a bike so she could go on rides with me. Unfortunately, she’s not really into the whole idea of riding and doesn’t really get it. I’ve thought about sneaking one in for a birthday or christmas present. I feel that getting someone exercise equipment in any form for […] Read more…

Unboxing the 1UP USA Bike Trainer

James – Nov 19, 12:27 PM
This thing is a work of art. I wish I had my bike to work with me so I could try it out. Even the box is cool. There is is in all its gloriously machined self. It took all of about 2 seconds to set it up. I’ll let you know how it works as soon as […] Read more…

Vitamin C and Weight Loss – 30% More Fat Burned While Exercising

James – Nov 17, 3:32 PM
Low amounts of vitamin C correlates with increased body fat and waist measurements. Nutrition researchers at Arizona State University report that the amount of vitamin C in the blood is directly related to fat oxidation during both exercise and at rest. The study shows that those who consume adequate quantities of vitamin C oxidize 30% more […] Read more…

1Up USA Trainer Review

James – Nov 16, 5:17 PM
It’s cold here in Saint Louis. I’ve been back in the gym using the Star Trac elliptical trainer and the recumbent bike but I can’t stand riding on the spinning bikes they have there. So I thought I’d buy myself a stationary trainer for my road bike. Indoor trainers all use some sort of device attached […] Read more…

What is HIIT (High Intesity Interval Training)

James – Nov 12, 2:03 PM
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. Now, this is where the “more for less” concept comes in, but don’t be fooled, you will be making up for that lost time with much higher-you guessed it-intensity! The question is do you have what it takes to go all out for a short amount of time, rather […] Read more…

Fish Oil – Weight Loss & Depression Benefits

James – Nov 12, 12:59 PM
Scientific research consistently shows that those who consume the most omega 3 fish oil weigh less and experience more successful weight loss than those who don’t supplement with omega 3s. Research published in the Journal of Nutrition found that omega 3 fish oil helps stop the conversion of pre-fat cells into fat cells by causing pre-fat […] Read more…

GOTR 5K

Ellen – Nov 11, 2:35 PM
Laura and I arrived at Forest Park early Saturday morning, layered up and ready to run. I was a little nervous to take part in my first organized run but figured that if a fifth grader could do it so could I. We met Cathi and James and set out through a sea of girls to […] Read more…

148 over 121 – High Blood Pressure

Laura – Nov 10, 7:29 AM
I’ve been feeling a bit strange lately: lightheaded, tingly, woozy even. I thought maybe it was because I had a bit of a stomach flu and I was just off kilter, or I was stressed from a horrible business trip, or maybe even that I was having a blood sugar issue from overindulging in cupcakes […] Read more…

British Researchers Prove Low Carb High Fat Diets More Effective for Weight Loss

James – Nov 7, 4:16 PM
Two British researchers, Prof. Alan Kekwick and Dr. Gaston L.S. Pawan, did the groundbreaking research on the metabolic advantage. In the 1950s and 1960s the two were at the top echelon of British obesity research, both serving as chairmen of many international conferences. In the early 1950s the two researchers were struck by the many studies […] Read more…

McCain’s Concession Speech Transcript

James – Nov 5, 10:09 AM
I believe this speech and the occasion where Senator McCain took the mic away from the woman who claimed Obama was an Arab where the two best moments of his campaign. I admonish my friends who voted for John McCain and are now disenfranchised with the state of things in our country and the results of […] Read more…

Go Vote!

James – Go out and vote.
Nov 4, 8:31 AM
Go out and vote. Read more…

Polar RS800CX Heart Rate Monitor Watch

James – Nov 2, 4:32 PM
Polar RS800CX Heart Rate Monitor Watch Price: — 7 used & new available from 399.95 Are you serious about your athletic training? If so, turn to the Polar RS800CX heart rate monitor watch, which offers a complete system for planning, monitoring, and analyzing every part of your training. The RS800CX is equipped with a host of valuable tools, […] Read more…

Girls On The Run

Ellen – Oct 21, 10:07 AM
In order to better ourselves and support young girls everywhere, Paunchiness has signed up to support Girls on the Run, a national organization dedicated to building self-esteem in girls through running. The Girls on the Run program hosts a 5K in which we have volunteered to be running buddies. We will each sponser one girl […] Read more…

Currently Reading: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Ellen – Oct 21, 9:13 AM
A friend passed this book along and so I thought I would give it a go. I will keep you updated as I discover the history of our national eating disorder. “Outstanding…a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits” – The New Yorker “A brilliant, eye-opening account of how we produce, market, and […] Read more…

Ketosis & Ketone Test Strips (Ketostix)

James – Oct 15, 12:48 PM
What are ketones? Ketones are a normal and efficient source of fuel and energy for the human body. They are produced by the liver from fatty acids, which result from the breakdown of body fat in response to the absence of glucose/sugar. In a ketogenic diet, such as Atkins … or diets used for treating epilepsy […] Read more…

I’m having an affair…

Laura – Oct 15, 8:45 AM
I’m having an affair… taking it to the courts… The tennis courts that is! Chingy and I visited our long lost tennis club last night. It was perfect – a crisp 72 degrees, the gentle buzz of the early autumn insects against the hum of the stadium lights… Well, court lights anyway. Friends… I love me some […] Read more…

Fall in love again

Laura – Oct 10, 7:14 PM
I just fell in love again… with my treadmill. I know you’re thinking… “She owns a treadmill?… And shes chubby?” Nonesense, right? One would think these things are mutually exclusive by they are not my friends. Happily, I got back on the treadmill. I believe this is due to my extreme laziness that has prevented me from […] Read more…

Visage A Trois

Caitlin
Oct 10, 7:39 AM
Much like hearing your voice on a recording, seeing oneself in a three-way mirror can be a shock to the system. Prior to this, it’s easy to imagine that you’re a two dimensional being with only the one angle. “So what you’re telling me is that I, too, have a backside? And that’s what all […] Read more…

Blue for Barak

Laura – Oct 9, 12:47 PM
I guess I will follow the lead of everyone else and make a political statement. See photo below. Notice how I am only consuming the blue popcorn kernels? Skills, my friends. The skills of a hard core, registered Democrat. Don’t forget to VOTE on November 4… Unless you eat the red ones…. Read more…

busy?

Maren – Oct 9, 9:28 AM
so i’ve been absent from blog writing for a while. blame it on my jammed packed social schedule or the laziness or the lack of inspiring weight loss achievement. i feel it’s probably a mish-mosh of all three rolled into one big lack of ambition. i’m back on. weigh in yesterday proved to be a good […] Read more…

Rock the Vote – Help Us Decide on a New Apartment.

Ellen – Oct 8, 1:34 PM
You may have read that Caitlin is getting ready for a move. Meet the catalyst for that move… me. Basically I broke up with my boyfriend and need to move out of his house (check back for an article on the correlation between relationships and weight loss). So you’ve heard about the move and you’ve […] Read more…

Random Letters to Politicians

Caitlin
Oct 8, 8:55 AM
James told me it’s post about anything week. And I just found my notes from the Republican National Convention. I think I had a glass of wine beforehand…maybe a glass of vodka. Dear Senator McCain, Your face terrifies me. In addition, its oldness, combined with the age apparent in your voice, makes you appear […] Read more…

Blogging Tips From the Pros

James – Oct 8, 8:50 AM
This was originally going to be an internal memo to the Paunchiness writers but I thought everyone who has a blog might be interested in some of the information. So I’ve compiled a list of links to blogs that attempt to help others who blog do a better job of blogging. Writing Great and Interesting Content 4 […] Read more…

Movin’ On Up

Caitlin
Oct 7, 11:17 PM
The three flights of stairs up to my apartment have left me winded as of late. I am especially worried because I’ll be heaving my furniture and various and sundry boxes up and down steps in the very near future…ah, moving day. The last time I moved, I had a nervous breakdown and was in […] Read more…

And Down We Go. DJIA Loses over 500 Points.

James – Oct 7, 3:35 PM
This is scary. The DJIA takes another beating today after Bernanke’s announcement. Feel free to comment. We’ll get back to weight loss in a bit. Read more…

Oh Thank Heaven. Obama vs. McCain at 7-Eleven

James – Oct 7, 9:43 AM
I realize that this is a weight loss blog and that this post is going to be terribly off topic. However, it’s my blog and I’m allowed to write about whatever I want. You can make you’re own decisions on weather or not you’d like to read it. For those of you truly looking for […] Read more…

Goose Eggs

Laura – Oct 6, 3:01 PM
I just got a message from my fitness watch. It read something like this: Total calories burned for the week: 0 Total number of workouts: 0 Average heart rate: 0 You are a loser. It slips away so quickly! I have been eating healthy but no workin’ out, man. In an effort to force myself to do something – anything, […] Read more…

Polar FA20 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor Watch

James – Oct 1, 5:36 PM
Polar FA20 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor Watch (White) Price: 109.95 9 used & new available from 107.91 The daily movements you make can have beneficial effects on your health. That’s one of many reasons to opt for the innovative, easy-to-use Polar FA20 women’s heart rate monitor watch, which tracks your everyday activities to help calculate your overall fitness […] Read more…

an experiment in weight loss

Ellen – Oct 1, 11:24 AM
I will fully admit that I have not been working out regularly since the wedding… alright let’s face it, I haven’t been working out at all since the wedding. I have, however, made a few small lifestyle changes as in experiment in weight loss. The laziness in me started to question if running and sweating […] Read more…

Down We Go!

Laura – Sep 29, 10:49 AM
Just a quick note to confirm I am officially back to my “pre-wedding indulgence” weight…. In fact, I’m lower by .6 pounds. For all of you keeping track at home, thats a total net loss of 9 pounds since inception of Atkins… I believe that not drinking alcohol, eating real food, and taking psyllium (fiber) are the keys […] Read more…

Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor Watch

James – Sep 26, 5:28 PM
Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Black) Price: — 11 used & new available from 289.95 If there’s one word to describe people who train seriously for athletics, it’s dedication. And if there’s one heart rate monitor that’s dedicated to helping you achieve maximum workout efficiency, it’s the Polar FT80. The FT80 starts by checking your daily condition, […] Read more…

Strictly Business Trip

Laura – Sep 26, 2:26 PM
In an amazing feat of strength and agility, I came home from a three day business trip to LA and was DOWN A POUND!! To clarify why this is such an accomplishment, I will outline the typical course of action on business trips: Fly In to Host City, become bloated and puffy on plane Arrive at destination: eat […] Read more…

The Office – “Weight Loss”

James – Sep 26, 1:07 PM
I saw an interesting episode of the office last night. Dunder Mifflin paper is having a weight loss competition to win an extra week of vacation time. The branch that loses the most weight overall wins. Things at the Scranton branch spiral out of control, with Dwight dumping Phyllis without her purse in a bad part […] Read more…

Running – Last Night Hurt…Bad

James – Sep 26, 9:54 AM
So once again home from work, lace up the New Balance and hit the road. I figured by now my lungs and legs would be accustomed to the abuse and not retaliate as much as they did. I thought that 24 hours of sleep, sitting in an office and doing nothing would have been adequate for […] Read more…

Win an Apple® iPod® Shuffle

James – Sep 26, 9:22 AM
In an effort to increase readers to our new blog we’re going to have a little contest. The rules are simple and you really don’t have to do all that much work to win. Simply send us some visitors from your blog, we’ll track it using Google Analytics and whoever sends us the most traffic […] Read more…

Running – Day Three of Torture

James – Sep 25, 7:17 AM
Last night I crawled into bed at 9:00 with muscles aching, it felt good. I’d been listening to NPR on the way home and was getting seriously frazzled about the whole 700 billion thing and the economy. I even started to talk about it as we headed out the door on our run. Thoughts of anything soon […] Read more…

Star Trac S-TRx Treadmill

James – Sep 24, 5:14 PM
Star Trac S-TRx Treadmill Price: 3,999.00 3 used & new available from 3,999.00 Designed specifically for those looking for solid, commercial-quality operation at an exceptional value, the 3 HP Star Trac S-TRx Treadmill offers user-focused features like adjustable personal fans, easy programming options, and an exercise console with oversized buttons and text. Two personal fans offers adjustable speed […] Read more…

And So Begins My Running Experiment

James – Sep 23, 7:44 PM
My wife used to run cross country so I thought to myself she’ll make the perfect running partner/coach. Last Saturday we went out and covered about three miles, mostly walking, with some short stints of slow jogs. We’d pick a park bench and leisurely jog to it never really breaking a sweat. Tonight was different. We’re house […] Read more…

Uncle Bill’s Diet – Believe It!

Caitlin
Sep 22, 5:50 PM
In South Saint Louis, there is a gem of late night dining called Uncle Bill’s Pancake House. It wouldn’t rank all that high on Zagat’s, but it is my own personal mecca. The staff is clad in tapered white denim and enough electric blue eyeshadow to put any lady of the night to shame, and […] Read more…

Flat and Strong

Laura – Sep 22, 8:36 AM
I returned from the wedding and recommitted myself to healthiness. And then I failed. I won’t go into the major consequences that directly resulting from my failing, but there they were: staring me in the face, taunting me, reminding me I had failed. And so I say again, detox and rejuvenation. Unlike all the other times […] Read more…

The Chair Fiasco

Caitlin
Sep 17, 4:08 PM
To avoid potential lawsuits, I make sure to tell everyone who enters my dojo that several of the chairs provided were rescued from the alley and were not actually made for sitting slash adjusting your weight on. Par instance, there is a leather arm chair whose springs have come through the seat and threaten to […] Read more…

My Big Fat Phenemonal Wedding

Laura – Sep 16, 1:53 PM
Even though the wedding was phenemonal, it made me fat! Or maybe it was all the booze I drank and all the cake I ate…. and that delicious, nasty, road trip food…. hard to say. Today I am back, we are no longer locked out of the house and I have already attended PowerPump at the […] Read more…

I’m a Married Man

James – Sep 14, 10:22 AM
I didn’t quite loose all the weight I wanted to before the wedding so my head still looks kind of fat…My wife, however, looked phenomenal. Read more…

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is Bad For You.

James – Sep 9, 9:19 AM
I saw this on TV last night, it’s alarming. The Corn Refiners Association decided to ’show’ high-fructose corn syrup was as safe as sugar. This is interesting because I just wrote a post last week about how HFCS makes you fat. I did this after finding a bunch of research that said that the body […] Read more…

A New Wedding Haircut

James – Sep 8, 5:45 PM
This is a photo of my wedding haircut as it happens. My future wife is in the background waiting for her color to process. Only five days left. I’m so excited! Read more…

Polar RS800 Heart Rate Monitor Watch

James – Sep 7, 5:37 PM
Polar RS800 Heart Rate Monitor Watch Price: 289.95 10 used & new available from 288.95 Designed for elite-level training, the Polar RS800 wrist heart rate monitor a complete system for planning, monitoring and analyzing your training. It includes the comfortable textile Polar WearLink W.I.N.D. transmitter with 2.4 GHz disturbance-free transmission from all other electronic devices. It comes with […] Read more…

Seriously? Pumped Up

Laura – Sep 5, 8:31 PM
This morning I woke up and went to my spinning class. Frankly, it wasn’t great. Even with missing PowerPump yesterday (dinner obligations with out of town guests), my muscles were sore from Tueseday’s famed class. When your legs feel like they may collapse out from under you at any moment, and you’ve got that sort […] Read more…

smackdown- round 2

Maren – Sep 5, 5:09 PM
official weigh in results: -7.2lbs alright. so we’re off and running. i feel that the efforts of last week have paid off. thursday in lieu of power pump i did yoga. great for calming the mind, not so great for fitness. today i have done nothing. it’s chilly out, i’m feeling lazy. fall is in the […] Read more…

On Cocktails

Caitlin
Sep 4, 4:34 PM
Bob Greene and Ellen tell us having a drink is bad for our waistline. I disagree. Last night at the mans, we were having a cocktail or three, and came up with these fun activities to counteract any negative effects your rum and Coke might have on your paunch. I mean if there aren’t cocktails, […] Read more…

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Making You Fat?

James – Sep 3, 11:06 AM
In a small study, Texas researchers showed that the body converts fructose to body fat with “surprising speed,” said Elizabeth Parks, associate professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The study, which appears in The Journal of Nutrition, shows how glucose and fructose, which are forms of sugar, […] Read more…

Power Pump

Maren – Sep 2, 8:53 PM
you know when i think of power pump, i think of a sexy pair of black patent leather stilettos. that is not what this refers to. power pump in this case is a life-threatening hour of squats, lunges, and screaming for your mother, weights included. i’m hoping this experiment in torture pays big dividends. namely […] Read more…

Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine

James – Sep 2, 4:54 PM
Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine Price: 900.00 1 used & new available from 900.00 Whether you already row or are considering rowing as a way to keep in shape, cross train for another sport, or compete on the water, the Concept2 Model D indoor rowing machine is a terrific choice. Rowing offers several benefits over other exercises: […] Read more…

the geometry behind healthy living

Ellen – Sep 2, 4:11 PM
The shape most associated with healthy eating is a triangle. A wide base informing of us of what is most healthy narrowing to the forbidden food point. Back in the old days we learned that fats, oils, and sweets were a big no no and that they should be used sparingly. As in spare your body […] Read more…

Harris Benedict Equation for BMR and Weight Loss.

James – Sep 2, 11:31 AM
This calorie calculator uses the Harris Benedict Equation to calculate your daily caloric needs. I don’t personally like to count calories but it is important to have a rough idea of whats going on in your body and how much energy it needs to function. The Harris Benedict Equation is a formula that uses […] Read more…

Why We’re Blogging About Weight Loss and Fitness.

James – Sep 2, 8:51 AM
There are a couple of reasons. I suppose the main one would be because we think we have some interesting things to say about weight loss. We’re all a little tubby and we’re all working on getting in shape so we look good naked, continue to live healthy lives and because it feels better to […] Read more…

smackdown round 1

Maren – Sep 1, 8:40 PM
so as many of you know, laura has issued a challenge. i’m going to assume it’s directed at me. i mean i’m the one extolling the virtues of weight watchers. okay, i’ll bite. beginning today it’s on. i realize that last week i said it was on too. it’s on bigger now. today we went on […] Read more…

Is Your Mascara Running?

Caitlin
Sep 1, 7:38 PM
For the sake of Paunchiness research, I did something ridiculous. I physically exerted myself on the first date. Heathen! Two reasons why this is a bad idea. One: I do not look normal when I exercise. I look like a lobster upon entry to boiling water. Two: It worries me because all I can think […] Read more…

Atkins Verses Weight Watchers

Laura – Sep 1, 8:37 AM
#5 Myth: The Atkins Diet allows you to eat all the bacon and eggs you want. Fact: During the kick-off Induction phase, Atkins suggests you incorporate meals with specific amount of eggs and bacon to help you start off successfully. But Atkins is not an egg and bacon diet. In fact, during Induction – and throughout […] Read more…

Happy Life List of the Century

Laura – Aug 31, 11:27 AM
This week I achieved my short term goal of “attending spinning class three times a week”. I am now focusing on maintaining that for a period of time greater than one week – and getting closer to my long term goal of completing a century bike ride. I’m not an avid cyclist per se but […] Read more…

Pandora’s Roasted Garlic & Onion (Leek) Soup

Laura – Aug 30, 12:44 PM
It’s the Saturday morning on the “last weekend of summer”. I woke up late and starting milling about. Then I realized there was a milk emergency at the house so I high tailed it over to the corner Hucks (gas station for those of you living West of the Mississippi). Of course I cannot make […] Read more…

you need a buddy!

Ellen – Aug 29, 11:02 AM
I will fully admit that running in the morning is not exactly going to plan. There are many days I wake up and think “I can’t do this” for whatever reason. A good percentage of those days I let myself believe I can’t and go back to bed. On the days I do manage to […] Read more…

Ode to Fad Diets

Laura – Aug 29, 8:07 AM
I miss the days of fad diets, of loosing 4 pounds in one day, of eating nothing but cabbage soup, or bacon and cheese. I miss knowing that while it can’t possibly last, it will be fast and relatively painless. I miss dropping a size in a week and feeling …. Not quite healthy, but […] Read more…

post vacation assesment

Maren – Aug 27, 10:37 PM
so wednesday is weigh-in official style. no standing on one foot, hopping up and down or otherwise tricking the scale. i’m up close to 4lbs. vacation is bad for the diet. sure, i walked on the beach and did the steps at least twice a day, but always with a drink in hand and after […] Read more…

A Brand New Pair of New Balance 992. Shoes as Motivation.

James – Aug 27, 10:45 AM
Getting a new pair of shoes is a good way to start a new fitness program. I just ordered a pair of New Balance 992s which arrived yesterday. I took them out of the box and put them on with my pinstriped pants and thought I looked like some sort of professor or other intellectual […] Read more…

What Happened to the Gym?

Maren – Aug 26, 9:25 PM
i’m wondering myself. i was devoted, motivated, addicted even. and then summer happened. well guess what school’s back in session, and so it begins. i am making a commitment to 9am workouts. i can do this. i know because from january thru july i did it. but then a funny thing happened, i got into […] Read more…

Nautilus NR2000 Recumbent Exercise Bike

James – Aug 26, 4:58 PM
Nautilus NR2000 Recumbent Exercise Bike Price: 999.99 2 used & new available from 999.99 Enjoy a superior cardio workout without leaving the house with the Nautilus NR2000 recumbent exercise bike. Boasting a smooth, super-quiet electromagnetic V-Force Plus resistance system and an industrial-grade Poly-V drive belt, the bike delivers a smooth pedaling performance that’s designed to last thousands of […] Read more…

The Ride I Didn’t Want to Take.

James – Aug 26, 2:17 PM
Sunday morning I woke up at around 9:30 with a good hang over. I shuffled out to the living room where I saw the pizza box surrounded by a couple empty bottles of La Fin du Mond on the coffee table. It’s easy to convince yourself after a couple of cocktails that ordering a pizza […] Read more…

Cocktailing. The Diet Killer.

Ellen – Aug 26, 1:02 PM
Drowning your diet in calorie heavy cocktails is a lot easier than you think. So before you schedule your next happy hour or bar hopping extravaganza think about what and how much you are going to drink beforehand. That way when you jump on the scale the next morning you won’t have three […] Read more…

Teenage Waifland

Caitlin
Aug 25, 6:59 PM
I am surrounded by cigarette pants and collarbones. My mornings have become a Calvin Klein ad, wherein the lankiest of boys walk around the sparse apartment we share together, clad in only their Marky-Marks and looks of distressed ambiguity. Read more…

Recipie I tried today: Roasted Chickpeas

Laura – Aug 25, 6:57 PM
Taken from www.weightwatchers.com/etools/recipes/roastedchickpeas: A healthy alternative to Cocktail nuts, these spicy beans also taste great tossed into salads. Store in an airtight container to maintain freshness, or eat them all at once! Preparation time: 3 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Level of Difficulty: Super Easy Serving: 4, ½ cup servings WW Point value: 2 Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil (or spray of that […] Read more…

From Fit to Fat and Back to Fit…

Laura – Aug 25, 1:04 PM
I just returned from a fantastic vacation. Prior to heading out to Lake Michigan, I committed to a week of respite that would qualify as a mixture of spa and boot camp. Turns out, it was more mixed drinks and reading chick lit than anything that would qualify as substantial sweat educing activity. […] Read more…

It’s Better to Be Fat and Fit Than Skinny and Unfit

James – Aug 20, 2:05 PM
Despite concerns about an obesity epidemic, there is growing evidence that our obsession about weight as a primary measure of health may be misguided.read more | digg story Read more…

Britain Threatens to Take Fattest Children Away from Parents

James – Aug 19, 5:50 PM
Dangerously overweight children will have to be taken from their parents and put into care because of Britain’s worsening “obesity epidemic”, council leaders have warned. One million children will be clinically obese within four years on current trends, storing up future problems from heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure and diabetes.read more | digg story Read more…

Ellen – 1, Running – 0

Ellen – Aug 19, 9:43 AM
I would like to take a minute to share with you some of todays accomplishments. Yes I know it is only 8 am but it has already been a full day. I woke up this morning at 5:45, grabbed the dog and hit the pavement. I have been working myself up for […] Read more…

Dear Exxon-Mobil

Caitlin
Aug 18, 4:14 PM
Dear Exxon-Mobil, THIS IS NOT HATE MAIL. I used to walk to work everyday. It was a beautiful time in my life, only compromised by the nerve-racking days when I was obliged to buy new Chuck Taylor’s. It might sound odd, but within in a week of buying work shoes, I was sure to be […] Read more…

Beastie Boys, Nelly, and “Friends”

Laura – Aug 16, 1:35 PM
Yesterday I was not hard core enough to wake up at 5:30 am and get to the gym in time for the early morning spinning class. Truly a shame. The AM spinning class is nothing short of intense. Not only do all attendees wear Pearl Izumi shorts for comfort, you are pretty […] Read more…

Ellen vs. Running

Ellen – Aug 15, 9:45 AM
It’s 5:45 am. I hear the alarm and instantly start making excuses. It didn’t seem like such a lofty goal when I made it but now the thought of lacing up my nikes seems almost impossible. It’s still dark outside. That must be unsafe, maybe I should wait til a little later. […] Read more…

Paunch and Circumstance

Caitlin
Aug 14, 7:24 PM
Having been without gainful employment for the last three months, my trips to the grocery store have been infrequent, replaced by a daily pilgrimage to the quickie mart for cigarettes and the occasional hot dog. I used to loathe the grocery store. Every week, I’d walk up to the storefront thinking this time, […] Read more…

The Olympics, Getting Fit & Making Yourself Puke

James – Aug 14, 10:59 AM
I’ve been watching some of the 2008 Summer Olympics and I’ve noticed that they have a lot of little segments of the athletes in training. Watching the games has certainly motivated me to get back on the wagon as they say and get back into the gym. That and the fact I’m getting Married September […] Read more…

Vitamin C and Weight Loss

James – Aug 12, 3:17 PM
Recent research suggests that you might be more successful at weight loss if you eat more fresh citrus and other fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C. It’s not that vitamin C is the new weight loss wonder drug, but the discovery that consuming an inadequate amount of the vitamin can hinder weight loss. According to […] Read more…

Kekwick Diet, Atkins Fat Fast Weight Loss Results

James – Aug 12, 10:56 AM
The Kekwick Diet was named after one of its developers, Alan Kekwick. It was documented in a study titled: “Calorie Intake in Relation to Body Weight Changes in the Obese,” Lancet, July 28, 1956, 155-161 by Alan Kekwick and Gaston Pawan. Basically, what they did was to take a group of overweight subjects and put them in […] Read more…

Good Fat, Bad Fat: The Facts About Omega-3

James – Aug 11, 11:57 AM
I found an interesting article on WebMD today about Fish Oil and Omega-3. I’ve been a long time reader of Mens Health Magazine and they’ve touted the merits of fish oil for a long time. Check out the following and let me know what you think. Think all dietary fat is the same? Guess again By Colette Bouchez WebMD […] Read more…

ECA Stack – Ephedrine, Caffeine and Aspirin – Thermogenic Effects

James – Aug 9, 3:46 PM
I am going to file this one under fad diets and throw in a word of caution. Ephedrine is a powerful drug and can have some serious side effects. Read and use this information at your own risk. I am posting this information because I’ve noticed a lot of my automatically generated Google adds are […] Read more…

Star Trac Pro Elliptical

James – Jul 26, 5:18 PM
Star Trac Pro Elliptical Price: — 1 used & new available from 4,499.00 The Star Trac Pro Elliptical Trainer is designed to give you a full body workout! Multiple had positions and no slip grips, heart rate programs, and 20 adjustable levels allow you to design a routine to reach your fitness goals. Soft Trac shock absorbing pedals […] Read more…

Star Trac S-TBTx Total Body Elliptical Trainer

James – Jul 26, 5:17 PM
Star Trac S-TBTx Total Body Trainer Price: 3,995.99 2 used & new available from 3,995.99 By integrating strength training into a cardio program, the Star Trac S-TBTx Total Body Trainer provides a more effective and more efficient workout right in your home. It incorporates Star Trac innovations like Soft Trac pedals with shock-absorbing comfort and personal fans that […] Read more…

Bowflex Revolution FT Home Gym

James – Jul 26, 5:09 PM
Bowflex Revolution FT Home Gym Price: 1,699.00 7 used & new available from 1,699.00 The Bowflex Revolution FT home gym is a smooth, versatile, and compact piece of equipment in the Bowflex arsenal. The Revolution is distinguished by the company’s SpiraFlex resistance technology, which provides a polished, consistent resistance through the entire range of motion–a principal ingredient in […] Read more…

Bowflex Xtreme SE Home Gym

James – Jul 26, 5:05 PM
Bowflex Xtreme SE Home Gym Price: 899.99 3 used & new available from 775.00 Whether you’re tired of investing in a monthly gym membership or you just like the convenience of working out in the home, the Bowflex Xtreme SE home gym is a must-have for serious workout enthusiasts. The Xtreme SE lets you perform more than 65 […] Read more…

Nautilus EV7.18 Pro Series Elliptical Trainer

James – Jul 26, 5:04 PM
Nautilus EV7.18 Pro Series Elliptical Trainer Price: 3,799.00 2 used & new available from 3,799.00 Nautilus’s Pro Series elliptical trainers offer the most advanced technology available, yet are still remarkably easy to use. The EV718 is equipped with a system called My Stride, which adjusts automatically to fit your unique stride length–from 0 to 32 inches. This creates […] Read more…

Nautilus NE3000 Elliptical Trainer

James – Jul 26, 4:59 PM
Nautilus NE3000 Elliptical Trainer Price: 2,799.00 1 used & new available from 2,799.00 Experience a full-body, low-impact workout with the Nautilus NE3000 elliptical trainer, a gym-quality machine that keeps you in top shape year round. The NE3000 is outfitted with the company’s patented SyncLink technology, which features articulating foot platforms that track the natural movement of your feet […] Read more…

Precor EFX 546 Version 1 Elliptical Trainer

James – Jul 26, 4:56 PM
Precor EFX 546 Version 1 Elliptical Trainer (Refurbished) Price: 2,199.00 4 used & new available from 1,889.00 The reconditioned commercial grade, health club Precor EFX 546 elliptical features a no-impact, forward or reverse elliptical stride that lets you adjust ramp and resistance for cross training benefits. The Precor EFX 546 allows you to stride smoothly while holding the […] Read more…

Sigg Traveler Classic Water Bottle (1.0-Liters)

James – Jun 26, 5:21 PM
Sigg Traveler Classic Water Bottle (1.0-Liters) Price: — 0 used & new available from — A safe, stylish alternative to plastic water bottles, Sigg water bottles are a great choice for transporting beverages on your daily commute or while backcountry hiking. This ultra-lightweight bottle is extruded from a single piece of aluminum and holds 1 liter of fluid […] Read more…

Bowflex TC3000 Treadclimber

James – Jun 26, 5:13 PM
Bowflex TC3000 Treadclimber Price: 1,789.00 3 used & new available from 1,099.00 Whether you’re just starting to get in shape or are a seasoned athlete, Bowflex’s Treadclimber TC3000 Cardio Machine is a home fitness machine that offers an array of electronics and features to push your workout to the next level. Similar in function to a treadmill, this […] Read more…

Low Carb Diets – A Long History

James – Jun 10, 1:02 PM
For three decades we have been told that for our health and to lose weight we all should eat a diet based on carbohydrate foods: breads, pasta, fruit and vegetables, and low in fat. Over the period there has been such a dramatic increase in obesity and related diseases that recently there has been a strong […] Read more…

The reason fat people find it hard to lose weight is found

James – Apr 5, 5:52 PM
Scientists have discovered why fat people find it so hard to lose weight, which will lead to many new approaches to weight loss. read more | digg story Read more…

Why the Polar Heart Rate Monitor Watch Rocks!

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Mar 14, 3:36 PM
I bet your asking yourself why you need a Polar Heart Rate Monitor. Well, I’m going to answer that question and explain why having one is a cooler weight loss gadget than a pair of running shoes or a gym membership. Here are a couple of reasons Polar believes you should buy their watch: A heart rate […] Read more…

The Scientifically Proven Approach to Nutrition

James – Jan 11, 3:15 PM
The millions that view flab as the most disgusting ingredient of human flesh have, for years, waged war against its presence. Yet, through all their clashes, fat has emerged victorious a dreadful number of times, only to foster the same frustration that ignited so many ill-advised attempts to destroy it. This inevitably has led dieters […] Read more…

Drink Green Tea, Its Good for You.

James – Oct 26, ‘07, 10:33 AM
The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. Today, scientific research in both Asia and the west is has shown the health benefits long associated with drinking green tea. For example, in 1994 the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published […] Read more…