Author: Rob Portinga

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Blackberry Buckle

Blackberry Buckle, a delicious way to use up some of those fresh blackberries I’ve been picking. This made all those thorns worth it!

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Lessons Learned – Stay on the Trail

There are times you don’t want to stray from the path on your journey to a healthy life. The latest in my Healthy Living Lessons Learned from the Great Outdoors.

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The Wake Up Call, The Lost Episode

Before the Wake Up Call debuted back in July of 2011, we recorded a dry run. Now you can listen to this never before heard “lost episode”.

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In My Own Words… (reblog)

another reblog from my early days of considering bariatric surgery. This time I’m going over my thoughts on just why I want to have surgery.

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Lessons Learned – Not a Straight Line

In the previous installment we discussed choosing your own path, now let’s talk about how… Reaching that summit is not a “straight line”. Weight loss doesn’t happen in a straight line. Even when maintaining, your weight can tend to fluctuate...

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Bean & Corn Soup

Making use of the fresh corn still available and revisting an old favorite I haven’t made in awhile, and kicking things up a notch by adding chorizo (optional) in this Bean & Corn Soup.

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Gear I Use: Packs

In this post about Gear I Use, I talk about the various packs I use for day hiking and backpacking.

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Deception Creek

Video from my most recent day hike to Deception Creek along Hwy 2/Steven’s Pass area.