Author Archives: Matt DeMargel

About Matt DeMargel

Public Relations Flack, Health-Conscious Cyclist, Personal Finance Nerd, Global Wanderer and slightly deranged fan of St. Louis and Mizzou Sports. I only write when I have something to say, but I talk constantly!

For Mom on Mother’s Day…something really ugly!

Greetings from Texas! Misti’s family celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday with a fun get-together at her sister’s place. A great time with good people, plenty of food and lots of good cheer. I’m 1,200 miles away from my mom, but that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Texas Forever

My exceptionally talented supervisor (yes, she’ll probably read this) routinely accuses me of burying my lead. So without further ado… I’m leaving North Carolina. I’m moving to Texas. I’m doing it because of a woman.

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5 things we can learn from pop culture to make 2014 our best year yet

Funny, but for all of the scholarly quotes I’ve come across and enjoyed over the years, some of the best lessons came to me from fictional characters, disgraced athletes and musicians whose music I don’t even enjoy. Here are five … Continue reading

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7 things I’m incredibly thankful for

Kind of like my life, this list is in no particular order…

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Ready for my closeup!

So, my physical transformation has gone national, kind of. I’ve been featured in a syndicated news story about fitness apps and the privacy you sacrifice to use them. So far it’s run at least twice, but may be coming to … Continue reading

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Healthy Habit #5: Incorporate the ultimate calorie-burning exercise into your routine

Editor’s note: If you’ve been following this series of posts on healthy habits (and based on the analytics, you haven’t!), you know I said I would share 8 Healthy Habits and all of them before I left for the MS … Continue reading

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Healthy Habit #4: What Popeye and Elvis can teach us about good nutrition

One of my favorite things about MyFitnessPal is that it tracks nutrients as well as calories. You can set a quick view for the nutrients that are most important to you, but all of the major vitamins and minerals are … Continue reading

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Healthy Habit #3: Breakfast is for Champions

In case it’s been awhile since you’ve reviewed the data on the importance of breakfast, here are some interesting studies done recently about the meal more Americans skip than any other:

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Healthy Habit #2: Nutritional Budgeting

I resisted nutritional budgeting for years, but now that I’m on board, I’d say it made the biggest difference in my weight management success. Simply put, it takes the guess work out of losing weight.

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Healthy Habit #1: Form Good Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle When I was riding the trains in Europe last year I went through a number of audiobooks, one being The Power of Habit, an … Continue reading

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