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Here we go again - poor health and my (re)new plan.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ah yes, my disease is poor health and the symptoms are excess weight, loss of energy, inability to perform rather simple tasks and a deteriorating ego. The cure is simple... honest self analysis and a commitment to change. The tools are available and well known. The path to success has been traveled before. So, forgive yourself for letting your wheels come off and for letting poor habits seduce you into your current state of disrepair.

Use your lessons learned to give you the strength to never let this happen again. You must remember never, ever to use the word "maintenance" - sounds like "no more work" .... or "hey, let's see what happens". We have this disease and we have to deal with it at all times, aggressively, - it will never go away, it will never be cured. Poor health is always just around the corner, hiding in the shadows, waiting for the opportunity to wreck havoc upon us. The good news is that we have the power to keep it in its place - with continued hard work and the power of self love.
My thoughts as I begin again.

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LIZZIEB122 3/20/2011 9:26AM

    I completely understand Dennis. Way to go, its not a new beginning but another fresh start. You motivate those of us on the same road. Thanks emoticon

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YOGABEAR516 1/31/2011 3:02PM

    You CAN do this. So can I. Here we go again. :)

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Golf - finally

Friday, April 30, 2010

The weather has been horrible up here in Michigan for the past couple of weekends, and weekends are my golf opportunities. This weekend is no different - a poor weather forecast.... so I am leaving work early on this beautiful end to April and getting in a round with my friends at a course close to my office. I intend to walk the course to maximize the exercise!

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THATGIRL07 4/30/2010 9:04AM


No sense fighting mother they say "make hay while the sun shines!" Commend you for making it all work and doing what you love by being flexible!

Enjoy & have a great time!

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EVILKLOWN 4/30/2010 6:30AM

    Denny, I was a club pro for about 20 years. In the early days I always walked and carried my bag. (You weren't cool if you took a cart.) Of course, when you do that, you are interested in having a small bag with not too much stuff in it. I never had a problem with weight in those days.

Over time, many of the courses started "requiring" carts. I got used to it and it became a habit. I even got this HUGE "pro bag" ... NOT a good idea if your cart ever breaks down way out there. I started gaining weight around that time ... purely coincidentally, of course.

Also, if you walk/carry all the time you'll probably want to get golf shoes about a half-size to a size bigger. Your feet will swell up about 25% when you do that. We sold a lot of golf shoes so I was sensitive to that info when I sold them. My customers thanked me over and over. I always wore bigger sized golf shoes than street shoes.

I don't play any more ... I can't stand it ... takes too much practice to play decently and I'm just not up for it any more. Have fun -- good luck to you!!

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The weather is nice - looking forward to exercise

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Today I'll take a walk,
tomorrow is a round of golf!

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PLMITCH 4/29/2010 8:12AM

    Hey Dennis, I agree with you 100% - today is a good day to take a walk!

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Tuesday's and focus

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I like Tuesday's. The weekend seems long past and the next, long to come. So, my focus on my program is clear and commanding. I am albe to plan accurately for the next three days with confidence that I will not be distracted nor derailed. Food and exercise will be contolled and acurately recorded. Yep, Tuesdays are good.

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    I know what you mean. It does seem so much easier to stay on course on the week days. Weekends always seem to have some curve balls. I hope you have a great week!! emoticon

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Easter Crash

Monday, April 05, 2010

It was due, and sure nuf, the crash happened.
Wine and Easter do not mix... not that well. One's guard is lowered and inhibitions go out the door - and so do nutrition plans.
Alas, I will move on, wiser and more vigilant in the future!

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FIT4GOOD3 4/5/2010 3:30PM

    Yup, just a bump in the road... it happens. Good to hear you are still on track.

I've been drinking a little more wine this week too. The outcome for me is that my weight is holding steady, not creeping upwards. So this is telling me what maintenance looks like... still pretty careful about what I eat and drink!

It's a choice though, right? I feel a lot better and have a lot more energy when I trim down.

Here's to happy choices! emoticon


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THATGIRL07 4/5/2010 11:21AM

Well said; and I empathize too!

No sense wallowing in the guilt. Let us all just move on wiser and more vigilant like you said. Cheers to healthy weeks and healthy choices.



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GRAMJANX5 4/5/2010 10:36AM

  Loved your attitude! Didn't drink or overeat r/t severe sore throat, but I probably would have. Great positive attitude emoticon

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FRANKIEKNIGHT1 4/5/2010 10:11AM

    I agree I started fresh today and ready for this week.

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 4/5/2010 10:08AM

    New day ! New start ! Fresh week ! You can do it !

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