fireworksIt's been more than half a year since my last post and a lot has happened in my life since then. I am now about 104 kg (230 lbs), down from a two year maximum of 108 kg (239 lbs) a couple of weeks ago and I'm feeling more positive about the direction in which I'm heading. I guess that deep down, one of the reasons for which I stopped posting on the blog was because my amazing progress turned into a slow regress and I was somehow ashamed of being a failure. But things started moving in the right direction again... ...continue reading


When I set out to lose weight I could only dream of my scale showing two digit numbers (in kg)! After sustained efforts and sacrifices, I reached them last fall and I expected to quickly continue down to my target weight of 85 kg (187 lbs). I mean, if I could dispose of almost 60 kg (130lbs) in one year, there's no way a meager 5 kg (12 lbs) could ever stand in my way! Somehow they did...and still do! ...continue reading


2014-08-17 14.44.26It's been a long time since I've last been on a good, somewhat challenging hike. My work and the weather conspired to keep me indoors and I was longing for some quality time on the trails. We had a very rainy summer here in Tyrol and it always seems to rain on weekends. The few warm and sunny days we had, I was stuck behind the desk looking out the window at the beautiful Kaiser alps. So when the stars finally aligned for me on Sunday, I was determined to make the best of it! ...continue reading


sapantaThis is the last post dedicated to the trip to my home country of Romania and soon I'll get back to weight loss and hiking topics. But first let me tell you about my weekend in Maramures! A beautiful, picturesque corner of the globe where ancient traditions and customs not only endure but prosper! ...continue reading

turda salt mine decorationsAfter leaving the historic citadel of Alba Iulia behind, we got under way to our next destination on the list of must see Transylvanian landmarks: the Turda Salt Mine. This is one I've really been looking forward to seeing ever since I made the plan to visit Romania, a few month ago. I heard from friends and other people whom have visited the mine that it is really worth the trouble, so I was really excited about the prospect. Of course, I saw pictures online and knew what to expect but being there in person is so much better! ...continue reading