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Charles Tirrell
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Walking Away From It All!
That's it!  I'm walking away from it all! No, I'm not giving up on my weight loss efforts.  I'm walking away... from my former self.  Not figuratively... literally. About a month and a half ago, I started taking daily (or almost daily) walks around my neigh...

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Kicking the Brown Dragon....
Hi, my name is Charles and I have a problem... I have an addiction to diet soda.  I would drink it liters at a time from waking up to going to sleep.  I couldn't imagine a meal without it.  It was a habit that I didn't believe I could kick, but things chang...

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Using Social Media for Accountability and Encouragement
For those of you who are friends of mine on Facebook, you will have noticed that I use social media extensively to track my health progress.  I post my weekly weight loss (or gain), when I'm excited (or dismayed) about my exercises, foods that I enjoy that ...

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Six Months to Berlin
Today is March 20th.  We are scheduled to leave for Berlin on September 20th.  That means that we're exactly six months away from the trip.  Time to take stock. I have lost 48.8 lbs of my 100 lbs so far, which leaves me 51.2 more to go.  At 26 weeks away, I...

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Staying on Track while Sick
One of my biggest difficulties has been staying on track with my healthy eating while feeling ill.  When my normal routine gets disrupted by being bed-bound and not working, it has been far easier in the past to simply order some fast food and not track.  S...

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Not Just Berlin Anymore...
Another update to the plans surrounding this blog is our travel itinerary, as well as who is taking the trip.  In addition to my wife and daughter, my mother will be coming with us for the entire time and my brother will be flying in during the middle of th...

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Meine Lieblingsstadt... My Favorite City
I came across this great stop-motion video of various sites in Berlin today.  It's a fantastic look at all the wonderful places that Berlin has to offer throughout the course of a single day.  This video captures the energy, life, colors, and vitality of th...

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Getting back on the bike... literally
Although I have tons to write about in this blog with being a new dad and how life with a newborn has affected my weight loss effort (surprisingly its been really positive), I wanted to take a moment and make mention of a personal success that happened toda...
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