07 Jan 2015

How to Build Your Confidence

“If you will it, it will happen.” – Henry Winkler (A.K.A. The Fonz) “That’s bullshit.” – James S. Fell (A.K.A. Body for Wife)   “I forgot to do my metaphorical line of coke this morning.” “You’re metaphorical what of what?” Ashley, my publicist at Random House, asked me. “I was

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07 Jan 2015

Understanding Weight Loss Surgery

This is not some easy fix. This is a last resort, and there are countless people who have reached their last resort. Morbid obesity is a serious problem, and for many surgery is only thing that will help. Society stigmatizes bariatric weight loss surgery as much as it stigmatizes the

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07 Jan 2015

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask a Woman in the Weight Room

“Hey, babe. How you doin’?” That one’s a no brainer, and so I didn’t put it on my list. Notice that I didn’t put the word “never” in the title either, because there is some debate on one of these. I’ll get into that in a minute. First, a little

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07 Jan 2015

Running for Fat Loss (A.K.A. Why I’m Quitting Marathons)

This piece was first published on my old site on April 11, 2014. Boston. Soon, I will be in you. Ew, sorry. Barring catastrophe, my marathon running is about to take a path towards what for me is a perfect triad. First marathon was L.A. in 2012. The goal was

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