Quick Introduction

Before I dig into writing all about my lifestyle changes and sharing my experiences I feel the need to formally introduce myself. My name is Simon. I’m a thirty year old male living in the U.S. and like many Americans, I quit paying close enough attention to my lifestyle habits and I gained weight. At…

Recipe: Stuffed Vegan Seitan Red Peppers

I decided to be a little adventurous the other night and thought up a recipe. It’s probably very similar to many others out there as far as stuffed peppers go but I had a certain flavor in mind and had no idea how to “Google” that. So what we have here are stuffed red peppers…

Counting Calories

For my weight loss readers, I’m sure you’re all about counting calories. Some weight loss programs encourage it, use points, and turn it into a game. Calories are important and it’s vital we know not all calories are the same. In simple terms, calories are defined as “A¬†unit equivalent to the large calorie expressing heat-producing…

Motivation to Exercise

We all procrastinate about everything. Getting yourself worked up to exercise or change your diet is tough as well. Here’s five things I found help me get my head right: 1. Anything Is Better Than Nothing Remember that doing anything is better than nothing. So if you’re sitting around thinking “I only have thirty minutes…

Portion Control

Be honest, do you look at what a serving size is when you’re looking at nutritional facts? If you do, awesome, do you know what that looks like? If not, you need to start right now or you’re going to have a hard time shedding weight or staying fit. It’s easy to over eat, trust…

Before and Now

I guess I have to put my money where my mouth is. Here is me before and me this past summer. I’m still trying to lose more weight, especially the mid section but when I look at photos I am proud of what I have accomplished so far.  

Initiating Change

Lets face it, it’s easy to say we’re going to change. We all have done it for one thing or another. When I look back at initiating my lifestyle change it was my head that always caused the delay. It always wanted to say “start tomorrow just do whatever today.” Well tomorrow would come, my…