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Nearing 260 in the Kilauea crater, December 07





Imaginary Mike at 180, working out. Seems to need a little head shrinking therapy



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Well-fed anesthesiologist takes action to shed 80-pound backpack (frontpack?) and rediscover joy of long active life with triathlete wife and teenage kids.
Well-fed anesthesiologist takes action to shed 80-pound backpack (frontpack?) and rediscover joy of long active life with triathlete wife and teenage kids.




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Member Since: 1/20/2008

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 4,564

My Goals:
Drop from 260 to 180; be so fit that I'm always ready to play.

My Program:
Careful food diary (an eye-opener); Lots of cardio in the form of walking, some running, and biking.

Personal Information:
Grew up in northern Ohio; med school in Chicago; lived in San Diego, Seattle, and Sacramento; now on the Big Island

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Writer, builder of wooden boats, driftwood mobile artist, life coach. [Picture background is Holoholokai Beach north of the Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island.]

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JUSTLYLE

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HAPPYINKONA

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GLITTERGIRL69

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GLOBALDAD

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JUSTLYLE

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Member Comments:
GLOBALDAD
10/5/2008 4:08:48 PM

Hey Mike:

All is well but the progress is very slow! Must have been the 1 week trip to Hong Kong for business and back! I managed eating "plane food" by making sure that I ate all the Japanese entrées instead of the Western style meals. Helped a lot and of course much easier in Hong Kong because of the all the fresh seafood available.

With respect to your comments on your blog and the progress since moving to Hawaii, I first would give yourself credit for just being aware of the need for focus. I have found that we do not give ourselves enough credit for just recognizing the need to take better care of ourselves. Moving the family to Hawaii is a huge undertaking and it takes a lot of time to readjust, particularly with the family in tow. The fact that you are now having fun with your family, will free up that "energy" to focus on yourself. I applaud your "physical" activities; you can record this in your "cardio" section of SparkPeople. Everything counts! Having moved my family multiple times I understand the time and and energy that it takes.

Anyway, this is not a race but a marathon and it is the smallest of steps that help us make progress!

Let me know about how it is going. Happy Birthday as well.

GlobalDad

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GLITTERGIRL69
9/5/2008 5:22:02 PM


I had to contact you, because I read your response to Dannac's blog about two weeks ago about feeling like a failure. I'm telling you, it really warmed my heart. All the things you said to her were perfect. You would make a good counselor. I just wanted to tell you that I was not only glad to respond to her blog so that I could help her, I was also glad to read such a kind and loving response.



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GLOBALDAD
8/30/2008 1:52:12 PM

Hey Mike:

Have not seen you on the pages recently. Hope all is well!

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DANNAC
8/27/2008 12:57:35 AM

Thank you Mike...
Your words made me see light through this challenging moment...




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JUSTLYLE
8/24/2008 8:18:20 AM

Hey there Mike, just stopping by to say hi. Skeeter emoticon



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