Fitness Quest: The Impact of Stress

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. I deal with fun things like depression and anxiety. With medication, a balanced daily routine and focus, I can keep it under control. When things that I cannot control spiral…

Fitness Quest: Alex Lynn Explains the Keto Diet

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. This week, Alex Lynn opens up about his weight gain and quest to get back in shape through the Keto Diet. Starting date: Aug 2013 Starting weight:…

Fitness Quest: What It's Like to be Obese

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. Don’t believe the hype. It’s not all fun and games until somebody shoots the button off their pants. That’s partially because clothes are an issue. All of the…

Fitness Quest: Gary Thurber Discusses Beachbody

First off, please introduce yourself and give a little bit of background on the work that you do. My name is Gary Thurber and I started with Beachbody in January of 2013. It was halfway through my senior year of college, and I noticed myself not having as much energy as I used to, making…

Fitness Quest: The Cheat Day

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. I’ll come clean: I have been struggling recently. A week prior, I went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch with some coworkers. The food was…

Fitness Quest: Fellow Dieter, Michael DeNicola Weighs In

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. This week, Mike DeNicola opens up about his weight gain and quest to get back in shape. What inspired you to make changes? There’s inspiration everywhere, but…

Fitness Quest: Early Lessons Learned

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. Find Patterns in the Data During previous attempts at dieting, I struggled at various points. Tracking my weight with Weight Watchers showed this but I never understood why…

Fitness Quest: Discussing the Localvore Movement with Holly Crow

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. This week’s column features an interview with localvore and Juice Plus+ advocate, Holly Crow. Philadelphians may recognize her from the Flyers Wives Carnival, where she served…

Fitness Quest: Early Setbacks

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. I have a dog named Sheldon. He is a pit mix and the most adorable dog you can imagine. Of course, he is a protective dog that has…

Fitness Quest: Exercising Insights from Mike Patota

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. This week’s column features an interview with professional personal trainer Mike Patota. How can someone who is stuck at home all the time get in shape at…