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Milestone: 20,000 points.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

This evening I hit the 20,000 points plateau. On to the next trophy. Acquiring Sparks points toward the next trophy is a great motivator for me - gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Happy & Healthy 2010.

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BOBDAW 2/10/2010 8:34PM

    Thanks for the comment. Keep up the good work and enjoy the journey. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 12/31/2009 9:28PM

    great job on the points! i'm just over 20,000 myself and working for the 25,000 mark. slowly but surely and some work along the way!keep it up!!!

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100 Push ups In 6 Weeks Now Through August 30 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Here is a challenge. It is possible in 6 weeks to be able to do 100 push ups no matter what shape you are in now. The program is in it's second week and runs until the end of August.

Caveat: Check with your Doctor before hand. Here is the link.


Ideal Weight Calculator

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Came across this Ideal Weight Calculator that gives one the idea of what your ideal weight for your gender and height should be.

It is at

I am 6'3" according to the Ideal Weight Calculator my ideal weight should be 196. My weight has not budge below 206 in about 6 months on a consistent basis. Even with all the workout I do. I may be at that plateau stage i.e I am maintaining but not losing weight.

The rule of thumb is less calories in then calories burned.

Honestly I am not too keen on Sparkspeople diet tracker. It just seems too labor intenstive (call it lazy) for me to input all kinds of data on an item.

Anyone aware of a better way to track your calorie input or give me some idea of pointers within sparkspeople that makes it easier to input calories eaten?


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BOBDAW 5/31/2008 1:32PM

    Weight goal of 199 is getting closer. Today I weighed in at 202. I may have broken out of that plateau that I have been in for the last few months i.e not being able to lose any weight yet working out 3 times a week or better (2 hour duration each)/ What's different? With Warmer weather more outdoor activities Mowing the lawn gardening I have raised the bar. Working out a lot more -burning over 4,000 calories a week. Was 2400 calories. What I have added to my routine is the days not at cardiac rehab, weather permitting, I take walks that are 90 to 100 minutes of duration approxiamtely 10,000 + steps of duration. My research shows that you have to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. It seems I am validating that rule of thumb.

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BOBDAW 5/10/2008 3:04PM

    Here is an article I found on sparkpeople that I found very interesting.

Use Measurements Besides the Scale
What's So Motivating About Numbers Anyway?


The key was not to get too hung up on what the scale is measuring.

And I quote from the article:

"Take some of these regular measurements to stay motivated, even if the scale isn’t moving:

Body Measures – dress size, waist, hips, neck, arms, fitting into favorite clothes
Performance – more endurance during exercise, doing them at a higher level, jumping higher, walking longer, running faster, playing a sport better
General Feeling – rate energy level, rate attitude and outlook, track how often you feel very sleepy during the day, rate your confidence level
Health – blood pressure, cholesterol level, blood sugar level
Intangibles – how you look, compliments you receive, how others respond to you"

These regular measurements are good benchmarks to keep motivated even when the scale says otherwise.

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BOBDAW 5/10/2008 2:36PM


Thanks for the tip and the key that the weekly weigh in is key.


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JUSTLYLE 5/9/2008 7:40AM

    Just a suggestion Bob, what I do a lot on entering calories is I have gone to my food groupings, they are not always 100% correct but when I'm way too busy and also working harder it saves much time. The tell all is my weekly weigh in, it tells me it's working. Skeeter

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Major Milestone : Reach 10,000 Points

Saturday, March 08, 2008

This week I reached a major SparkPoint milestone - 10,000 Spark Points.To reach this milestone has been very rewarding to me and I am reminded of the quote.
"Quitters never win and winners never quit" -

On to the next Sparkpoint milestone emoticon

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SIEGRID 3/8/2008 6:25PM

    Wow, that's fantastic. I love your quote, too.
I've only just joined here 3 weeks ago and I am also a Grandmother of 2 little boys. Your two little guys are adorable!

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BLUEMACKEREL 3/8/2008 6:24PM

    Congrats, Whacha gonna do with all the sparkpoints? I want a ... sparkgift!

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