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Richard Hubbard was once over 350 pounds. After a doctor's physical and finding out he was pre-hypertensive, he decided to make changes and avoid medication. Over the course of a year, Rich lost the first 120 pounds of his incredible 150 pound weight loss. He ate healthy foods based on Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book "Eat To Live". He was mostly plant...

Richard Hubbard was once over 350 pounds. After a doctor's physical and finding out he was pre-hypertensive, he decided to make changes and avoid medication. Over the course of a year, Rich lost the first 120 pounds of his incredible 150 pound weight loss. He ate healthy foods based on Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book "Eat To Live". He was mostly plant based, but switched to completely plant based in September of 2016. He also became a vegan in the process as his compassion for animals increased. He credits bodybuilder Robert Cheeke for influencing his decision of going vegan. Rich aspires to be a vegan bodybuilder and is planning his first half marathon this year.

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Jul
09

Obesity Hurts

I must have heard it a thousand times... "You must feel a lot better!"

After losing 130 pounds, I didn't really think much about it, but yes, I do feel a lot better. I no longer have knee problems, I don't wake up with nocturnal leg pains and I don't suffer from headaches. I never realized when I was obese that being fat really does hurt physically (and of course emotionally too).

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Congratulations Rich - you're a role model for anyone looking to get healthy - not just for those looking to lose weight! You've ... Read More
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Jul
01

Was This Picture Really Me?

Sometimes I need a reminder. I was looking at pictures the other day and came across a picture from May, 2010. What a difference a few years make!

I cannot believe how fat I looked. When I saw the picture, it reminded me how far I came. It reminded me why I do 10,000 steps a day. It reminded me on why I eat healthy every day.

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Jun
26

Strength Training Update

As many of you probably remember, I've been doing strength training since losing the weight. I've learned so much in the past six months and I think I'm slowly starting to see results.

I had a personal trainer that taught me a lot of different exercises with free weights. She also had me doing pull ups, modified push ups, crunches, chest exercises, etc. Although I'm not an expert yet, I do think I'm starting to get some definition. I hope that any remaining skin on my belly is tightening. I know it takes time so I have to be patient. I would like to go to the beach without having to worry about loose skin around my belly. At least I don't have the huge beach ball of a belly I had just a year and a half ago.

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Jun
20

So Obesity Is Now Considered A Disease...

It's official, the American Medical Association now recognizes obesity as a disease.

This is troubling to me for a number of reasons. Some of my reasons might be biased as my sister suffered from anorexia nervosa, but I thought I would share why I think it's a mistake to label obesity a disease.

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Jun
15

No Wonder We're the Fattest Nation!

How about a Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe? Or maybe you'd like a Dunkin Donuts Bacon Doughnut Sandwich? And this really is over the top... how about a hands-free Whopper?

A hands free Whopper for those of you who are too lazy to pick up your burger and eat it. And Burger King also makes a bacon sundae, something that Homer Simpson would love to devour.

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