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Contemplating Life


May God’s love be with you; there is nothing I can do.

HeartBreak and Outrage

On Vulnerability

Three Obesity Types

Tough Choice

Help from Concerned Others can be very Unhelpful.

An Alternative Solution to the Body-Size Problem

My Preferences Matter

Dieting is So Much Harder than it Looks.

Winner of the “5 Percent Lottery of Hell”

Status Update - January 2018

I Know You Love Me - Now Let Me Die.

Unrealistic Expectations - False Hope Syndrome

Healthism: the modern religion

The Dilemma of Diet and Maintenance

Good Things

Shooting the Messenger Does Not Solve the Problem.

For a Reason

Tiny Dishes for Petite Meals

The Value of Food Photos

Why Is This Happening? - October 2017

Fat Cells are Forever

Weight Range Mantenance Plan

Is BMI the same as BMR?

Long-term Success in Maintenance

Status Update - September 2017

Summer Experiment 2017

You Don't Understand & I Can't Explain

Manipulating One's Body Size

Our Weight is Regulated by Our Biological System

Calorie Restriction = Calorie Restriction.

What Size Are You REALLY?

Reality Bites

Current Diet Guidelines

Is it a Plateau?

Calorie Balance

Dieting = Treatment of Obesity

Food is Not the Enemy

Am I Satisfied With My Appearance?

Status Update - June 2017

No One-Size-Fits-All Diet Journey

Eat Small to BE Small

Palm of the Hand

Fasting is No Better For You Than Regular Calorie Restriction - new Scientific Study


Turn the Page

Binge = Response to Starvation

Happily Ever After & Neuroscience

Status Update - February 2017

Trust Yourself - Words of Wisdom

Freedom in Maintenance

Portion Size & Measurements

Photo Examples of Food Experiments

About the Scales

Balancing Values

It Just Blooms.

3 x 3

Election Stress

Still Moving Forward - Words of Wisdom

Diet Experts & My Opinion

Dieting: The Alternative

Train of Thought


Target Audience

Status Update - July 2016

Charts of my Maintenance of Weight-Loss - Years Four through Ten+

Charts of My Weight-Loss & First Three Years of Maintenance

Growing Old Gracefully

My Petite Meals

Concerned About Your Fat-Loved-One's Health?

Be Authentic?

Meaningful Dialogue Ahead

Memorial Day 2016

Persistent Efforts

Intermittent Fasting & the Dangling Carrot - Diet Review

My Status - May 2016 Maintenance

Psysiology = Biology Messing with Physics

Making a Diet (or Way-of-Eating or Lifestyle Change) into a Religion

Reality is for People who Lack Imagination

Good Food, Bad Food

That Lost Weight? The Body Finds it.

Stop Telling Me WHAT and WHEN to Eat or Not Eat.

Every Other Day - Alternate Day Fasting

It is NOT a One-Size-Fits-All World

Another Fasting Experiment with ADF - JUDDD - EOD - QOD

Diet Books are Full of Lies

What Road Do I Take?

All Pleasurable Feelings Come from the SAME Brain Areas.

Love is an Emotion which Includes Feelings of Attraction and Affection.

Human DESIRE is the Fundamental Motivation of ALL Human Action.

We Need Food

Food is Important to Most People.

Food is More than Fuel

Devour: to eat hungrily or very quickly

In General ... I Tend to Agree.

Yeah, Ophra, Me Too.

The Hunger Games of Jennifer Lawrence

Allergic to Food

Following Instructions

Success is Never Owned

Me and You Both, Jennifer

Before & After Photos - Weight History

Secret Messages

Now fly.

If Ophra Can't Do it, Can it Be Done?

Three Truths

Maybe Fat People are NOT Doing it Wrong

Weight Loss Goals

It works for YOU, but....

The Currency of Weight is Calories

Happy Valentine's Day 2016

Why I Don't Wear Makeup

Just One Bite

Stuck in the Middle

Inner Voice

The Noise of Others' Opinions

ME Talking About ME

Intermittent Fasting via 5-Bites

Projections about the Rate of Weight-Loss

Day 1 Completed

Weight Watchers 1972 & 2016 - Diet Review

Food Does Not Have A Moral Value.

Bingo !!!

Body Weight Calculator - Timeline Projections

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

How Big Pharma Lies to Us

Health and Morality


Overweight means you live longer.


500% Done

The Problem with Poodle Science

Let Me Tell You

Helpful Fasting Information

Anyone Who Eats Food Will Die.

Current Diet Experimentation

Ten Steps to Eating Perfectly

End of the Line

Dark Chocolate Is Not Good For You And Also Sucks

Why Are Fat People Hungry?

Reaching Goal Weight

Does Fasting Make You Fat?

Myths vs. Facts

About Giving Advice to Fat People

Distinctive Genetic Makeup

F*ck That - a guided meditation

Cravings +

A New Paradigm for Mental Health - Cathy Casey

Hope for Transcending Addiction - Mark Howard & Christine Heath

Navigation Issues - 3 Principles (plus More)

Things You Don't Owe Anybody


The Real Deal on Maintenance After a Large Weight-Loss

Let It Go

Change your DEFINITION - Eliminate your PROBLEM

What Dieting/Weight-Loss/Fitness Lies Do YOU Believe?

Why Do Dieters Regain Their Lost Weight?

Biological Adaptations that Promote Weight Regain

How to Fix Your Body's Trouble Areas

How Do YOU Measure Oatmeal or Peanut Butter?


Hand Me Down Beliefs

Failed Diets and Current Maintenance Status

Recommendation for Tiny Meal Portions - very low calorie eating

No Facts or Evidence

Shrinking Fat Cells: What Happens When Body Fat is Burned?

And the Truth Is ...

INFO about disappearance of Facebook's 1400 member 5-bite Group


Thin for the Holidays?

A Goal Without a Plan

About Self-Control and the Marshmallow test

Is it REALLY up to me?

Alice in Hungerland

Don't Mention It

Beauty is Subjective

When's my Break?

Leaving Where You Are

Somthing Amazing

Not One Moment Sooner

The Past

Can't Stop the Waves

Sometimes - you have to push yourself.

The Dolly Diet - Diet Review

Time for a Reality Check

Freedom of Choice

I call it Dedication

Why do people keep believing things that are obviously untrue?

Long-Term Weight-Loss Almost Impossible

Diet Fix - Dieting Myth #06: Cheat Days Are Wise

Behavior = Problem and Solution

Start Again

Your Perspective

There You Are

Starving-To-Death is Unlikely

A Matter of Perspective

Percentages of Seriously Obese women with above-normal BMIs

Personal Diet Experimentation

Delicate Dainty Meals

Calorie Denialism


More About the Starvation Mode Myth

Weight Loss Expectations

The Secret of Change

Crazy Cat Lady Temptation

Is Overeating and Being Fat Ever Funny? ... Watch John Pinette

How Fast...How Much...Weight Lost After Gastric Bypass?

The Truth Is:


Status Update - March 2014

Save Yourself

The Habit Concept

The First Step

Being Human

Going for it

Overruling the Body

Maintenance Status Report - January 2014

Would it be Easier to be Thin?

Normalizing Obesity


3500 Calories = 1 Lb ?

Fitness through Exercise

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Making Plans

Everyone isn't the Same

The Hunger Games

MORE Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating


Taking Up Space

Weight Management Success

Health as an Obligation

Dressing to Please the Fat Bigots


You Can't Outrun Your Fork

A Calorie Deficit?

Designed to show a False Result? - Research Project of Gary Taubes / NUSI

Is it the Diet, or the Person, Who Fails?

It's Not Really About the Fat - Health At Any Size

Status Update - August 2013

Running DOWN the UP Escalator - Weight Loss & Maintenance


Conflicting Desires

All Goals Are Not Reachable For All People

150 Pounds

What Does the Scale Say?

Be Who You Are

DietHobby, my Digital Scrapbook

WHY Count Calories?

How Long Does Losing Weight Take?

If it Involves Eating, It's a Diet

More About Calories

Giving Advice

More on Intermittent Fasting

Calorie Dectective - Lying Food Labels

Healthy Eater?

Persistence, not Perfection.

Maintaining weight-loss

WheatBelly - Another Review

Appreciate What You Have

Our Inner Dialogue

21 Days to Form a Habit?

Foods to Avoid

Extra Food because I Exercised


Using Reason

Fear of Fat

Why We Diet

Individual Rules

The End of 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

The Chubby Side of Normal

The Fat Trap

Marketing Healthy

Set Point

History of the USDA Food Pyramid

Food History Timeline 1950-1980

Changes over Time

Seduced by Food

Having a Restaurant Dessert?

In Memory of Boodie

In Defense of Food - Book Review

Cultural Bias

The End of Overeating - Book Review

The WillPower Instinct - Book Review

Sometimes Hunger is a Lie

Beginning the Holiday Season

Healthful Eating?

The Simple Diet - Diet Review

More About Starvation Mode

The 5 Bite Diet - Diet Review

The Cookie Diet - Diet Review

Media says: For Happiness, Eat More Fruits & Veggies

Outrunning the Old Overweight You

What is Junk Food?

Points Worth Considering

A New Diet

What If?

Had Enough?

Walk a Mile in MY Shoes

Want to Know Your BMI?

Experiment of One - Current

Wheat Belly - Book Review

Thinking isn't the same as Doing

Alternate Day Eating - Johnson's Up Day Down Day Diet (JUDDD) - Diet Review

In-Between-Meal Eating

In The Future

Realities of Weight-Loss Maintenance

Eat Less Move More?

Status Update - Records: My past 8 years (August 2012)

A little bit of nothing.

How Little It Takes

Snack Yourself Slim - Book Review

Make Peace With What Is.

Wisdom Takes Effort

Buttons for VidCon 2012

Buttons not Cookies - Ask Grandma - Episode Forty-nine

More About Priorities

Videos are Here

Cats Save YouTube

Message from YouTube Grandma

Personal Behavior Choices

Choosing a Positive Focus

Change in my Weight Range Maintenance Plan

Weight-Loss in a Nutshell

No Clue


Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

Spring Cleaning?

Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe

Sing Anyway

Baked Potato (White or Sweet)

I Don't Feel Like It.

Roasted Chicken Thighs

Personal Worth

Cheesecake Sugar-Free

Mindful Eating

A Person of Value

Pork Chops with Onions Recipe

Pork Chops with Onions

DietHobby's One-Year Progress Report

Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe

Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Portion Size Awareness

Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Low-Carb Experimentation - Diet Review

The Same but Different

Fish in Foil Recipe

Fish in Foil

Oatmeal Banana Muffin Recipe

Oatmeal Banana Muffin

Vanilla Baked Apple Recipe

Vanilla Baked Apple

Update on The No S Diet - Diet Review

The Fat Trap



French Toast on a Diet

Diet French Toast

Pineapple Coconut Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Intuitive Eating and the No S Diet

Meal in a Dish

Pot Roast Recipe

Pot Roast

Chicken Crepes

Another Favorite Recipe

Chicken Rice Dinner

Buddha Take

Computer Frustration

Grandma's Goulash

Bread Substitute - Low-Carb

Oopsie Rolls

Salad for Lunch

Apple Tuna Salad

Hunger After Weight-Loss

Another Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Breakfast Cookies

Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Does Life Get in the Way?

Crab Salad

Creamy Crab Salad


Peach Bread

Peach Quick Bread

Eggwhite Salad

The Two Parts of Wisdom

Oatmeal Banana Nut Bars

Redefining Normal


Our Own Approval

Crispy White Pizza

Forget Your Diet?

Choices and Responsibility

Slipping in Maintenance

Experiment of One

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Feeling Uninspired

No Point in Dieting?


Vinaigerette Dressing

Weight Maintenance Challenges

Live and Learn?

Chocolate Milkshake

Sorting Through Nutritional Information

At Vidcon

Establishing Habits

Maintenance As Compared to Weight-Loss

Monday Morning

Diet Cookies for YouTube

Trust a Few

There's no Generic Plan

More About Attitude


Doing the Impossible


Judging Myself

Protein Requirement


Off-Line Data Storage

Blame It On The Puritans

It Isn't Easy


Love Yourself

Small Efforts - Setting Goals

Sweet Potato & Black Beans

Behavior vs Results

An Individual Call

Concepts of Intuitive Eating - Diet Review

Positive Thinking

New Beginings

Chili Cheese Cubes

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Nobody's Perfect

Calorie Accountability

Tuna Salad Wrap or Sandwich

How Many Carbohydrates?

Experimenting with Diets

Becoming The Person You Want To Be

Not A Perfect World

Calorie Counting

Almond Chocolate-Chip Ricotta

Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

Conflicting Rules

Peanut Butter Toast

Diet Books and Reviews

Weight Loss Surgery - 18 Years Ago

What About Leftovers?

Recipe Categories

Cheeseburger Pie

Update on Low-Carb Experiment-of-One

Food and Money

Value Judgment

Protein Cream Cupcake

Eggwhite Custard

Every Bite Counts

Tracking Weight

The Essence of Diets - Part One

The No S Diet - Diet & Book Review

Online Forums - A Useful Dieting Support Tool.

My First Cooking Videos

You Can Choose to Think Differently.

A Peek Into My Life

What About the Scales?

Taubes - Chapter 19 - Following Through

Taubes - Chapter 18 - Nature of a Healthy Diet

Taubes - Chapter 16 - History on the Fattening Carbohydrate

Taubes - Chapter 15 - Why Diets Succeed and Fail

Taubes - Chapter 14 - Injustice Collecting

Taubes - Chapter 13 - What We Can Do

Taubes - Chapter 11 - Primer on Regulation of Fat

Taubes - Chapter 05 - Why Me? Why There? Why Then?

Taubes - Chapter 04 - Twenty Calories a Day

Taubes - Chapter 03 - Elusive Benefits of Exercise

Taubes - Chapter 02 - Elusive Benefits of Undereating

Taubes - az - Introduction: The Original Sin

Taubes - Author's Note

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