They should make a documentary about people who lost weight when the sight of an obese person shocked them into health.

They could call it “Scared Skinny.”

It worked for me. And the oversized guy that scared me was the one staring back from the mirror.

Breakfast on porch after rainstorm

Lean New York steak, egg whites, homemade bread, Black Rifle Silencer Smooth coffee.

Sorry about the table – I was too hungry to clean it off before I ate, and since I’m the only one in the house who actually eats al fresco, this is on me.

Patchology: Presidential Champion

Back in July I talked about how important the President’s Challenge and the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) were to me changing my thinking and my lifestyle, to getting me off my ass, off of fast food, and onto a much better life.

After earning the PALA four times, I decided to take on a much tougher challenge, the Presidential Champions Award. I managed to make it to the Bronze Award finally in 2016 year, and was starting work on Silver when the program was terminated in August 2017 by a President for whom “fitness” was, apparently, a four-letter word. 

So I am doubly proud of this award, which is the highest recognition that I have received for any physical activity since I was in High School. It took me the better part of a year to complete the requirements, and by the time I had completed it, fitness had become a part of my life, rather than something that intimidated me.

Powering Up

Happy Saturday and Good Shabbos!

A treat meal for me: Protein and good carbs: Kodiak waffle, egg whites, half a banana. I’d call this a good post-workout or pre-hike breakfast, or, frankly, something to eat before shul on a Saturday morning. Lord knows I will need the carbs in either case. 

Turkey Smash

Sunny’s homemade turkey smash burger: half a pound of 99% lean ground turkey breast in three patties; two thick slices of fresh white onion; two tablespoons of Walden Farms zero-calorie Thousand Island dressing, all on an Albertsons Signature Kaiser roll.

Goodbye junk food.

Quest Support

During my fitness journey, @questnutrition for me has been more than just a source of nutrient-balanced meal-substitutes: they have been a source of inspiration, opening my mind to the possibility that food that was good for me actually could TASTE better than food that is bad for me.

Quest has been a lifesaver over the last week, helping me add 87g of extra protein to my diet each day – essential when subsisting on Scout summer camp food that is typically higher in carbohydrates and fats than proteins. 

All this and Kosher, too. Thanks, Quest. 

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