Two guys lose weight: The journey

Two guys lose weight: The journey

Every weekday for six weeks, Los Angeles Times employees (a.k.a. desk jockeys) Tony Pierce and Jimmy Orr will chronicle their battles of the bulge. It's real-life weight loss in almost-real time -- kind of like a reality show without the tears.

Two Guys Lose Weight: So long and thanks for all the sushi

6:52 AM PST, February 23, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: So long and thanks for all the sushi

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Lost weight, not money in Vegas

8:39 AM PST, February 22, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Lost weight, not money in Vegas

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Tony will turn into Elvis Presley

8:39 AM PST, February 18, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Tony will turn into Elvis Presley

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Vegas Awaits

7:13 AM PST, February 18, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Vegas Awaits

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Dan Marino talks Nutrisystem (and football)

9:01 AM PST, February 17, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Dan Marino talks Nutrisystem (and football)

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Last day of the Cookie Diet

6:25 AM PST, February 17, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Last day of the Cookie Diet

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: I want to pig out at Fatburger!

10:40 AM PST, February 16, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: I want to pig out at Fatburger!

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Nice Italian can be bella

6:39 AM PST, February 16, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Nice Italian can be bella

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Valentine's Day can be too much good stuff

5:20 PM PST, February 15, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Valentine's Day can be too much good stuff

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: The Bluto 'Animal House' diet

7:50 AM PST, February 14, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: The Bluto 'Animal House' diet

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Resisting the urge to be bad is so good

7:04 AM PST, February 14, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Resisting the urge to be bad is so good

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: We can all learn from Lindsay Lohan

6:54 AM PST, February 10, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: We can all learn from Lindsay Lohan

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Don't cut off your limbs to lose weight

8:43 AM PST, February 10, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Don't cut off your limbs to lose weight

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Justin Bieber made me eat popcorn

6:42 AM PST, February 9, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Justin Bieber made me eat popcorn

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Sylvester Stallone is the ultimate motivator

8:07 AM PST, February 9, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Sylvester Stallone is the ultimate motivator

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Pigging out on quality sushi

7:00 AM PST, February 8, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Pigging out on quality sushi

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: iPhones, Sirius/XM, and AC/DC versus a turtle sundae

7:41 AM PST, February 7, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: iPhones, Sirius/XM, and AC/DC versus a turtle sundae

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: A sober Super Bowl weekend of cookies and not much else

7:47 AM PST, February 7, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: A sober Super Bowl weekend of cookies and not much else

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Day 1 of Cookie Diet

6:49 AM PST, February 4, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Day 1 of Cookie Diet

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Nutrisystem beats Fatburger in ultimate showdown

8:26 AM PST, February 3, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Nutrisystem beats Fatburger in ultimate showdown

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: The Cookie Diet begins (right after these cookies)

6:40 AM PST, February 3, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: The Cookie Diet begins (right after these cookies)

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Monster winter storm and no diet Ho Hos

8:55 AM PST, February 1, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Monster winter storm and no diet Ho Hos

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Three weeks in and feeling great

7:30 AM PST, February 1, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Three weeks in and feeling great

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Society is to blame for my beer belly

7:12 AM PST, January 31, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Society is to blame for my beer belly

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

7:27 AM PST, January 31, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Hey Mom, where's the MEATLOAF??

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight:  Oops!

8:40 AM PST, January 27, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Oops!

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: How to dismiss the negative thoughts in your head

6:55 AM PST, January 27, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: How to dismiss the negative thoughts in your head

Two Guys Lose Weight: Tell your friends your goals

7:24 AM PST, January 26, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Tell your friends your goals

One of the nice parts of my job is I get to interact with a large number of people in the building. And although I have written hundreds of items for The Times, this series has gotten the best reaction among my co-workers and friends than anything else I've done.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Temptation lurks

5:29 AM PST, January 25, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Temptation lurks

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

10:48 AM PST, January 24, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: 10 pounds lost, but the danger zone awaits...

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight (even on an NFL playoffs weekend).  It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: The cheesiness of nutrition labels

12:48 AM PST, January 24, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: The cheesiness of nutrition labels

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: NFL playoffs and foods to avoid

2:09 PM PST, January 23, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: NFL playoffs and foods to avoid

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight (even on an NFL playoffs weekend).  It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Strategies for the NFL playoffs

11:42 AM PST, January 22, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Strategies for the NFL playoffs

The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight.  It all began on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Delving into the belly of the beast

12:21 AM PST, January 21, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Delving into the belly of the beast

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Live chat: Times editors Jimmy Orr, Tony Pierce on losing weight

January 20, 2011

Live chat: Times editors Jimmy Orr, Tony Pierce on losing weight

Times editors Jimmy Orr and Tony Pierce are losing weight (or at least, trying to), and are writing about it daily on Booster Shots.

10:04 AM PST, January 20, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Nutrisystem arrives

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: The nighttime is the wrong time

7:19 AM PST, January 20, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: The nighttime is the wrong time

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Preparing for the big, cheesy NFC Championship game

8:51 AM PST, January 19, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Preparing for the big, cheesy NFC Championship game

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" last Monday.

Two Guys Lose Weight : Call for 'Jaws of Life'

8:01 AM PST, January 19, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight : Call for 'Jaws of Life'

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Trash-talking Tootsie Rolls

9:17 AM PST, January 18, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Trash-talking Tootsie Rolls

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan 10.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Bacon-flavored gum

8:40 AM PST, January 17, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Bacon-flavored gum

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Soul food that's not sinful

1:40 AM PST, January 18, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Soul food that's not sinful

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" last Monday.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Climbing the prettiest stairs in town

7:45 AM PST, January 17, 2011

Booster Shots: Oddities, Musings and News from the Health World

Two Guys Lose Weight: Climbing the prettiest stairs in town

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" last Monday.

Two Guys Lose Weight (Day 5): Jimmy channels Cartman; goes Nutri-System

8:27 AM PST, January 14, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight (Day 5): Jimmy channels Cartman; goes Nutri-System

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Driving past the drive-thru is good for you

7:15 AM PST, January 14, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Driving past the drive-thru is good for you

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday. Read the entire journey, so far, here.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Jimmy blames Sasquatch Cyclops for weight explosion

8:54 AM PST, January 13, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Jimmy blames Sasquatch Cyclops for weight explosion

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday.

Two Guys Lose Weight: What we can learn from the Situation

6:38 AM PST, January 13, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: What we can learn from the Situation

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Jimmy has vegetarian stir-fry -- better than beer and cigarettes

8:47 AM PST, January 12, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Jimmy has vegetarian stir-fry -- better than beer and cigarettes

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday.

Two Guys Lose Weight: Just join a gym already, says Tony

6:26 AM PST, January 12, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: Just join a gym already, says Tony

There are endless excuses for not joining a gym: the expense, the looking sweaty and gross in public, the weirdness of the locker room, the new clothes and shoes that are required. 

Two Guys Lose Weight:  Day 2

9:25 AM PST, January 11, 2011

Two Guys Lose Weight: Day 2

This post has been corrected. Please see the note at the bottom.

Two Guys Lose Weight: When it comes to calories, bread is not just bread

6:16 AM PST, January 11, 2011

BOOSTER SHOTS: Oddities, musings and news from the health world

Two Guys Lose Weight: When it comes to calories, bread is not just bread

One thing I learned this weekend in my effort to eat right was that I needed the right foods in my house -- including bread -- so on Day 2 of my eat-right campaign, I went to the grocery store.

Two Guys Lose Weight (or try to): The kickoff

8:50 AM PST, January 10, 2011

Booster Shots: Oddities, Musings and News from the Health World

Two Guys Lose Weight (or try to): The kickoff

Late-night beer and taco runs can pack on the pounds. So can a new job in a new city, especially if a baking genius is among the colleagues. But it’s a new year, and these guys are ready to lose weight. And – get this – share. 

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