COURTESY OF JACOB TOOK A photo taken during a pageant at the weight loss camp Took attended. Growing up, I always hated my body. I was fat, and I was not happy about it. I hated eating in public because I felt embarrassed. Shopping for clothes was a nightmare, and whatever I ended up with would still be too tight in some places and too baggy in others. I worried that I’d never be able to get girls. After freshman year of high school, I went to a weight loss camp. We spent hours each day working out, learned to cut fat out of our diets and monitor what we ate. And it worked. I continued to lose weight that fall, basking in the glow of compliments on how much better I looked. I relished the freedom of shopping for jeans with a 32-inch waist. I came out — I’ve written already about how losing weight let me embrace my queerness. Since then, I’ve regained the weight I lost. I’ve never been very good at motivating myself to work out. I like eating tasty … [Read more...] about Embracing the label ‘fat’ and all its extra weight
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By C. Moon Reed (contact) Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 | 2 a.m. It’s January—time to atone for the sins of the season. If those turkey dinners, Christmas cookies and Halloween candies are haunting your waistline, you’re not alone. More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Las Vegas might be the land of eternal temptation, but with this guide you can overcome your instincts and have some fun in the process. We’ve scoured the town for the most delicious healthy eats and unique places to get fit; found strategies for navigating the minefield of a restaurant menu; compiled wellness tips; and gathered the true stories of real locals who have successfully lost weight using a variety of methods. Because in Las Vegas, it seems there are as many ways to be fit and lose weight as there are people. Now be strong, read on and prepare for a new you. Christopher DeVargas Justin Blum Justin Blum … [Read more...] about New year, new you: Losing weight doesn’t have to be a drag
Sports By The Associated Press | Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) grimaces after straining his left groin, during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Lakers won 127-101. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James prides himself in his durability, being available night after night, game after grueling game. That’s why the Lakers star is so mad he got hurt. ADVERTISING The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting King James’ 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout of the Golden State Warriors. “I take a lot of pride in it,” James said of always playing. “That’s why … [Read more...] about Lakers beat Warriors despite losing James in 3rd quarter
Best Rowing Machine – Top Indoor Rower Reviews for 2019 rowing machine has been proven to be the best solution for weight loss. It is one of the full body exercises which is also low impact which means that you can perform it at any fitness level without risk of injury. But what makes a good indoor rower machine and why would you even want to consider one yourself? When you want to lose weight or when you want to stay in good shape, the Best Rowing Machine can be a good solution. According to research, it is actually the best option, even better than a treadmill. This is why it is important to know that you can see great results when it comes training at home, at any age. Top 5 Rowing Machines for Home ① Concept2 Model E - TOP PICK ② Life Fitness Row GX Trainer ③ Lifecore R100 ④ WaterRower Natural ⑤ Concept2 Model D Why Use the Top Rowing Machine? When it comes to the reasons to use an indoor rowing machine, you need to know … [Read more...] about Best Rowing Machine [REVIEWS] Top Rated Home Indoor Rower 
On a typical afternoon inside a sunny Union Street showroom in San Francisco, people of all fitness levels can be found experimenting with a newly launched piece of workout equipment. It mounts on your wall like a flat-screen TV turned on its side, but it’s not entertainment. It’s high-tech enough to function as both strength-training machine and personal trainer, yet sleek enough to fit inside a city apartment. It’s called Tonal and it’s promising a pathway to a stronger, healthier body. Former Hewlett-Packard supercomputer engineer and entrepreneur Aly Orady founded Tonal to streamline the process of getting in shape after losing weight, during which he learned the necessity and efficacy of strength training — and the time suck of having to go somewhere to do it. He describes Tonal as a “Swiss Army knife of fitness” because it’s equipped with all the tools you need to achieve myriad fitness goals from the comfort of your home. The … [Read more...] about Are ‘digital weights’ the key to your best body?