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Orion’s Journey to Weight Loss with HMR

For as long as I can remember I was the fat kid. Even when I wasn’t, inside I was. I never understood that when I was a 230 pound center for the Champaign Central Maroons football team who could bench my body weight and squat over 500 pounds. I actually looked good and felt good, […]

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Building Muscle and Feeling Slimmer

Well, another Bagelfest is in the books and it was certainly a SCORCHER! And that was especially tough for me given that I did the Run for the Bagel 10K run. This was my second year doing it and, yeah, the heat and humidity made it rough. As a matter of fact, the humidity was […]

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Hydrate More to Lose Weight

  Hello all and WOWZERS! Is it ever hot out there! This time of year makes it really tough to keep to a decent workout schedule. Prior to getting on the HMR diet and committing myself to a more healthy lifestyle that included daily workouts, I never had a problem just sequestering myself inside in […]


Holiday Strategies for Staying on Track

So, it’s 4th of July weekend. So what’s it going to be? Hamburgers and hot dogs? Brats? Potato salad? Tons of cupcakes with red, white, and blue frosting? As with most holidays, Independence Day comes with a bunch of atypical foods associated with it. And most of the time, holiday-specific foods tend to be the […]


Letting Your Favorite Foods Go . . . Every Day Gets Easier

Hey, everyone! What do you think of my new medal display? I got it for my birthday a couple weeks back. Now I just need to get some more medals to properly fill it up. Guess I better sign up for more races! This week I have been thinking about eating habits and how they […]

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Never Count Yourself Out; Life Is A Journey

Hello readers! Well, racing season is upon us once again. And thanks to the HMR program, this is my second year being able to take part in a variety of 5Ks and 10Ks. Earlier this year, I did my first 15K, my most intense run to date. That was back in February. So far this […]


Happy Birthday to Me

Hello all, long time no see! It’s been a while since I checked in, ever since I exited Phase One of the HMR program and entered the maintenance phase, or Phase Two. Phase Two focuses on maintaining your current weight rather than the Phase One focus on weight loss. Because some would say that the […]

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The Real Work

Hello, my friends! Welcome back to another exciting edition of “Kurtis’ Journey Into the Phase 2 Blogosphere.” That’s the title I’m going with for this week. As always, if you have a suggestion for what I should title my blog then please leave a comment.


In Full Training

A little over a year ago, when I was only a few months into my weight loss journey with Sarah Bush Lincoln and HMR, I was enjoying some success and seeing some weight drop off, which I had never seen happen to me in my entire life up to that point.


New Experiences

Hello, my friends! Welcome back to another exciting edition of “Kurtis Tries Some New Things” weight-loss blog! Pretty good title for this week, eh? As always, you’re welcome to leave your suggestions in the comments section.