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Summer begins; and the weight loss struggle continues

Summer begins; and the weight loss struggle continues
Oh I’m so original and unique with my weight problems. Just kidding, I’m just like so many other people in the world, I emotionally eat. I eat when I’m happy, sad, worried, relaxed, bored, or excited. So, when I ended a relationship, changed jobs, and moved all within about a month of each other, I... Read more »

Cockblocked by CVS: Not every neighborhood is Boystown

Cockblocked by CVS: Not every neighborhood is Boystown
I recently moved from Boystown-adjacent to not-so-Boystown-adjacent. The move has been excellent thus far. Since there are no bars around, I’m saving so much money by drinking alone in the basement. Also, not living near of one of the best gayborhood’s in the country has made me a slightly more responsible adult. Of course, with... Read more »

Hey negative people, if you don't like what I love just keep it to yourself

Hey negative people, if you don't like what I love just keep it to yourself
As someone who loves to be in a crowd and who loves to step into the spotlight, it comes as a shock to a lot of people that I do not really care for people that much. To me, people are just so annoying, myself included. Whether they are whining about their job/partner/mistress/house or complaining... Read more »
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Gaining weight after a huge weight loss is not a laughing matter

Gaining weight after a huge weight loss is not a laughing matter
Talking about weight loss is super easy, but talking about weight gain is not quiet as easy. After celebrating the loss of over 126 pounds over the course of last year and the first part of this year, I am sad to report that I am now 30 pounds heavier than I want to be.... Read more »

Scratch Goods: Providing natural ingredients for a natural high

Scratch Goods: Providing natural ingredients for a natural high
Now that Summer is unofficially over, it’s time to start thinking about how to stay relaxed and rejuvenated without the help of the beach or rooftop party. That’s where Scratch Good’s comes in. Scratch Goods, located in the Roscoe Village neighborhood, is a “Chicago skincare salon and goods maker using consciously-sourced food-grade ingredients to provide... Read more »

FitBit: I'm breaking up with you, here's why!

FitBit: I'm breaking up with you, here's why!
I published a column a few weeks ago regarding how I tracked every step I took using my FitBit. I credited the personal fitness tracking company with making me more active, and I still give them tons of credit in my loss of over 100 pounds last year. My history with FitBit began when I started... Read more »
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My MacBook Pro: Why I left Windows for Apple

My MacBook Pro: Why I left Windows for Apple
“I don’t need a Mac because I know how to use a computer!” I am sure a lot of Mac users have heard the above statement before, and I am certain a lot of PC folks have said it. I know I am guilty of saying it quite a bit myself. Frankly, Apple products never... Read more »

525,600 minutes of health and happiness

525,600 minutes of health and happiness
It was one year ago today that I vowed to start living a better life. I made a personal vow to be happier, healthier, and to start living in the moment. Though I was determined, I was still about 50% afraid that I would completely fail. It is so easy to fall back into bad... Read more »

Help me Race to Wrigley to raise funds for Lurie Children's Hospital

Help me Race to Wrigley to raise funds for Lurie Children's Hospital
One of my goals for 2015 is to run in 10 timed races. I am happy to say that one of those will be the charity run Race to Wrigley. On April 25th, I will join thousands of people on the streets of Wrigleyville to raise money for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s... Read more »
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Skinny people unite against Winter!

Skinny people unite against Winter!
BREAKING NEWS: It is cold outside right now! Just kidding! You know that it is cold, I know it, and everybody else knows it as well. This weather is completely crazy, and I believe that it should never get to where we have the absence of a positive temperature. If it helps you feel warmer... Read more »
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    Former fatty. Wannabe health nut. Writer, photographer, fabulous homosexual. Trying to live a better life. Join me on my journey!

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