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The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 5

Previous Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-November 6, 2017): 34.4 pounds Weight Gain (November 6-December 4): 5 pounds Total Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-December 4, 2017): 29.4 Pounds Remaining to End of 2017 Goal: 20.6 pounds Well, I seriously considered pulling a CNN or a Brian Ross and throwing out some fake news today to avoid admitting I actually gained weight in November, but for what purpose? I know the truth,

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The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 4

Previous Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-October 2, 2017): 34.4 pounds Weight Loss October 2-November 6: 0 pounds (No Change) Total Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-November 6, 2017): 34.4 pounds Remaining to 2017 Goal: 15.6 pounds Well, gentle readers, old DZ here hates to ‘fess up and say she let the entire month of October come and go with no weight loss, but there it is. Last week, I was telling

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Downsizing for Life

My pants fell down the other day. Fortunately, I was in my closet at the time. But then it happened again in the garage while I was carrying in groceries. No one saw me thank goodness. I’m either going to have to get a smaller belt or get my pants hemmed. Don’t even suggest that I buy new clothes. That is not in the budget. Some people would be happy

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The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 3

Previous Weight Loss (November 28-September 4): 32.4 pounds Weight Loss: September 4-October 2: 2 pounds Total Weight Loss (November 28-October 2): 34.4 pounds End of Year Weight Loss Goal: 50 pounds Remaining to 2017 Goal: 15.6 pounds So much for boot camp in September! It was my lowest weight-loss month since I began this journey. But to my credit, I did overcome some adversity. Three weeks ago, I had already

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The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 2

Previous Weight Loss (November 28-August 7): 30 pounds Weight Loss August 7-September 4: 2.4 pounds Total Weight Loss (November 28-September 4): 32.4 pounds End-of-Year Weight Loss Goal: 50 pounds Remaining to 2017 Goal: 17.6 pounds Happy Labor Day! Well, I didn’t reach my goal to lose another four pounds during August, but I still made slow, steady progress with a 2.4-pound weight loss. In my defense, though, I weighed four

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The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 1

Previous Weight Loss (November 28-July 5): 25.2 pounds Weight Loss July 5-August 7, 2017: 4.8 pounds Total Weight Loss (November 28-August 7, 2017): 30 pounds End-of-Year Weight Loss Goal: 50 pounds Remaining to 2017 Goal: 20 pounds As promised, here is my monthly fitness check-in. In July, I had my best month of weight loss in 2017, 4.8 pounds. I’m averaging  3.25 pounds per month this year, so my weight loss

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