Category Archives for Motivation & Inspiration

ELAB Success Story: Maria

If you’ve been in the Eat Like a Bear community, you surely have not missed Maria who posts weekly (or more) progress photos of herself, dating back to when she first started in January 2019. She was the first community member to break my record for losing 100 pounds (mine was in 8 months, hers […]

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The Eat Like a Bear Origin Story

“Why on earth is all this called ‘Eat Like a Bear!‘?” I’m glad you asked. You might be surprised that you are not the first to do so. 🙂 As I finished up the book The Ridiculously Big Salad, I took a day or so to write out our community’s origin story, as I see […]

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ELAB Success Story: Shon

Shon has graced the Eat Like a Bear community for over a year now and we saw her shrink before our eyes, a triple-digit transformation. In the process she has delighted us with photos of herself, looking very happy. I always think of her in this first picture, and this is when she was down […]

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ELAB Success Story: Melinda

Melinda joined the Eat Like A Bear! community on February 10, 2019 and delighted us with her progress pictures from the very beginning, and so we have watched her progress down to 145 pounds, a weight she has not seen as an adult. Melinda recaps her story for us here: ***** From Melinda Troxel: I […]

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Intermittent Fasting Before and After Weight Loss!

Maybe you’ve seen the intermittent fasting “before and after” photos scattered across social media, but I’ve tried to collect some of them here in one place. The bottom line is that I have lost 150 pounds with intermittent fasting and a keto diet. For the better part of a year, I ate no more than […]

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Century Hike! Celebrating 100 Pounds!

(Find updates, diary-style, at the bottom of this post.) And so it is spoken: We’re hiking 100 miles in a “discontinuous, disjointed, discombobulated” trek across the Pacific Northwest and somewhere in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, or Wyoming, wherever the car takes us this year! The “hike” is in honor of my 100-pound weight loss, a milestone […]

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Weight Loss and Discipline: Grab A Hold, Don’t Let Go!

Weight loss and discipline: You guys, you’ve got to grab it and cling to it like your life depends on it (and it very well may). In this video I talk about how I was able to stay the course for an entire eight months to lose 100 pounds. Eight months is a very long […]

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