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Though I have discussed some of the negatives in having a substantial weight loss, the positive outcomes far outweigh them. One of the biggest positives is learning to enjoy an active lifestyle. When I started my weight loss journey, I purchased one of those shiny new wearable exercise trackers called Fit […]

Wanna lose weight? Up your daily mileage.


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Aside from eating healthy, one of the big changes I made in my new life was becoming very physically active. I started going to the gym regularly, making new jock friends. I started finding new ways to sneak in exercise to my daily routine. Unfortunately, this was the final straw […]

“So, you think you’re better than us now?”


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People change you when you finally lose the weight. Some of it can be for the better, and some of it not so much. It is up to you to decipher the difference. Of course, the person losing weight is not always right when making these determinations. As humans, we have a […]

Let’s do brunch! (How weight loss suffers when your social ...







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After finally making the lifestyle change that resulted in my weight loss, I thought the hardest part was over. Physically, I guess it was, but psychologically, the hardest part was just beginning. When someone has a drastic change in their life, people expect them to improve. Whether it is getting […]

Confession: I got away with more when I was fat





Time to lose weight
I’ve said it once, and I will say it again: “The easiest part of losing weight is actually losing weight.” Once I had my head on straight about needing to shed some serious poundage, I knew what I had to do. The first step I took in the daunting task of […]

How I lost the weight


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If you’ve walked by Clarke’s Diner recently, you are probably aware that the well-known restaurant has been closed for painting since April. Once known as the go-to restaurant after late night parties, the restaurant’s windows have been completed blacked out for over two months. A sign on the door states that “Closed […]

Clarke’s on Belmont closed for good


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The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a public health advisory directed at men who have sex with men to get vaccinated against Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD). The warning is geared mainly towards gay men with HIV and those without HIV that participate in anonymous sex. Though IMD is […]

CDPH urges vaccination against meningitis for gay community