Eric Upton

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New Year, New You

Here’s to a new year, a new you and a new me! I spent a lot of time thinking since the beginning of 2015 about what I wanted to change. Of course, there are all the usual suspects such as “being a better guy“, “losing some weight“, “return to running” (pending a stupid little knee…

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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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It Starts With A Thought (The Beginning Of Change)

Everyone reaches a “decision point” in their life.

You’ve reached that point that you realize that the path you are on is leading somewhere you don’t want to go.

We all have areas of our life that we feel needs work.

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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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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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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