Eric Upton

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Penalty! Excessive Weight Loss Celebration

This post is strictly for those who’ve lost (weight) and loved (food) again. I’ve been pretty proud of myself for losing 100+ pounds. It was a tremendous goal and a lot of work to get there. I relaxed. I celebrated. I put pounds back on. Thirty to be exact. Why did I do that? I…

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Caveman Supper Club

I was listening to a podcast the other morning by Vinnie Tortorich, America's Angriest Trainer. Vinnie trains the stars of Hollywood and he's my “sort-of-personal-trainer”, courtesy of the world wide web. He just doesn't know it. Which saves me a bloody fortune in fees! During his conversation, he made a comment: “If you want to…

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Best Laid Plans Of The Mouse

You've heard the phrase “Best laid plans of mice and men” right? I put a few to pen last week and set my sights high toward a great week ahead. My goals included: Adding some miles. Dropping some pounds. Gaining some motivation. Getting consistent in writing. Guess what?! I didn't achieve a damn one of…

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Let’s Get Started (Again)

I've read a lot over the last couple of months. Mostly books relating to how I can improve the quality of life, both for myself as well as others. Somewhere along the way I kept forgetting to write on my blog… So, here we are again. 1) I simplified the front page of the blotto…

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Project 5210

Well, my weight loss has stalled. Don’t be surprised! It’s me making bad decisions on a daily basis! If you’ve followed any of my efforts lately, you know that most if my fundraising and community support has gone into a program called Project 5210. Project 5210 is a free weight management program for children and…

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Size Does Matter

Size Does Matter How The Food Industry Hides Behind Serving Sizes You’re standing in the aisle of your favorite grocery store, staring at the back of a label on your favorite food. “250 calories ain’t bad!” you say to yourself. But wait! There ’s math to be done. (I sucked at math in school by…

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How I Went Label Blind

How I Went Label Blind Food label reading for me over the last four years consisted of looking at one number: Calories That led to a great deal of success for me. I’ve lost as much as 150 pounds at one point. But now I’m buzzing around 120 pounds of total loss. Yeah, yeah. I…

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Progress Of Things

Well, we are in to Week 4 of Marathon training! So far, so good! Even better news for us runner types, the weather has finally broken a bit! After 80+ days at over 100°F, your mood starts to fry. I was just getting exhausted because the only time I could run was at the crack…

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Let The Training Begin!

Well, week number one of training for Memphis has come to an end. Overall, it was a good week: All of the target miles were hit All of the paces were kept Core training was completed Cross training was completed All in all, I was able to stay on task with every step of the…

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Your Goals, Your Rewards

So, I get lots of questions about how I lost 140 lbs. The answers aren’t glamorous at all. 1) I watched the food that I ate and budgeted my calories. 2) I became active and recorded my efforts. People usually do not respond well to those two answers. Likely because they both look and sound…

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