Healthy food

Kyle Braden

December 10, 2010

Dear Jared Fogle and other Subway lovers, This diet is KILLING me! Not even going to lie here. I work at Steak N’ Shake (as most of you all know) imagine my pain. On my first diet, once I got over the one week hump, I was content with eating healthy food and giving up fatty foods that I love. I l...

Mixing it up

Kyle Braden

December 7, 2010

Dear faithful readers and avid fans, I have good news and more good news. I’m sure you’d love to hear both news! I have been back to the gym since I left you all. I’d estimate about 5ish times. And I’m also pleased (and not pleased) to announce that I’ve been on a diet for the past week and ...

Ettiquette: not just a fad

November 19, 2010

You're walking into school and you have your arms full of books. You think this kid right in front of you is going to hold the door open for you because he obviously sees you with your arms full. However, he keeps walking and allows the door to slam in your face. After you drop your books off you pr...

Tight ties

November 12, 2010

I’ve known numerous people who have treated me like garbage and call me their best friend. Personally, I am horrified for their “just friends.” A true best friend is there for you all the time, not just when it’s convenient for them. They laugh with you, cry with you, and travel through life wi...

Shakes, doughnuts and no applause

Kyle Braden

November 2, 2010

Dear Faithful Readers and avid Fans, Let me start my blog first by saying that I about died this past Monday when my Zoology and Botany class had a doughnut party (I mean a healthy apple and pear party for those administrators reading this blog). First of all, the doughnuts were from Paul’s Doughnuts...


Kyle Braden

October 25, 2010

Time slips through my fingers. Twenty four is the magic number but there’s nothing magical about it. Time for school, time for work, time for homework, time for food, and then (oh lord) time to work out? Time to work out, if there’s time. The subject of my blog is confessional. I work like way ...

Wacky Wednesday turns disastrous

September 24, 2010

Walking down the hall Wednesday were students with a sandal and a tennis shoe on, two different colored socks and bows and pencils in their hair. Either people forgot how to dress, or it could be fashion disaster day at Francis Howell Central. However, there are some students and faculty members th...

Wo-man in the Mirror

Kyle Braden

September 24, 2010

How we look and present ourselves is a BIG part of who we are. We carry ourselves based on our self-image, which supports our self esteem. In order to successfully carry ourselves in a positive manner (we should all be striving for this), we have to start at the base of the pyramid and work our way u...

Trick and treat

Kyle Braden

September 16, 2010

There’s a basic principle when it comes to eating that people should follow when trying to watch their weight. It’s hard to follow, a big-little concept, but hard to follow. The answer to my riddle is: you are what you eat. Not literally of course, but it can be well agreed upon that if you ea...

Shedding the pounds

Kyle Braden

September 10, 2010

Before we continue on through our weight loss journey, I think I need to take this week’s blog to be totally honest about my weight loss experience and the ups and downs I’ve faced, so I can help get you prepared for the onslaught of ups and downs that you may face. I embarked on my weight loss jour...

Motivation Devices

Kyle Braden

September 2, 2010

Motivation. I could give you some big long definition that doesn’t make any sense but instead I’ll break motivation down for you. It’s why we do what we do. Why do we get out of bed in the morning? To go to school. Why do we go to school? To get good grades. Why do we want to get good grades? To...

‘Whip It’

Kyle Braden

August 30, 2010

Hey all! I’m Kyle Braden, and I’m a junior. I’ve decided to write a totally awesome blog to reach out to teens who struggle with weight issues, body image issues and for those of us who just want to be healthier or who need to still shed the pounds from last Thanksgiving dinner! I picked this to...

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