When is a diet not a diet?

My 92 year old mother likes to tell me (and anyone else who will listen) that she is on 3 diets. Between her doctor giving her confusing instructions following various real health issues (elevated blood pressure, kidney stones) and a few that she dreamed up all on her own (blood clots, congestive heart failure, diabetes) […]

Day 128: +1 lb.

Shit. Hit a speed bump this week. I had a feeling this would happen, especially since last week’s weigh-in I logged more than 2 lbs. lost and it’s been a long run since the last “adjustment” on April 20. It may also be a little water retention from the last couple of days. My salt […]

Of stairs and chairs

Recently I was requested to meet with a client at their home. Like a dope, I agreed to it and immediately after that the pangs of anxiety started. I had never been there before and so had never plotted the fat-friendly access into the house. Since my accident I have been stair-averse. Faced with a […]

Day 121: -2.5 lbs.

Every Monday is a nail-biter until I step off the scale. I am happy to report that the scale was happy to report a 2.5 lb. (~1 kg.) loss since last week and 41.5 lbs. gone since May, 2012. I am out of the 360s and chewing my way through the 350s. With the first […]

My body as a science project

(Warning: this posts involves MATH! Reader discretion advised.) I use this great app on my iPhone to count calories. Based on my initial stats, it computes the number of calories needed to maintain my current weight and my Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR), or the minimum number of calories  (kcal.) needed for basic function (breathing, heart […]

Hi, my name is Sistah Phat and I’m a …

I know what you’re thinking: Just what the world needs—another blog. But it’s time to reveal the ugly truth: I am one of the 6% of Americans who are “morbidly obese.” I suspect that a number of you who are reading this are (or were) in the same boat. I’m mainly putting this out there […]