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Update - still holding

Friday, July 29, 2011

Chocolate was my downfall but and early death was my insperation.
Hit a bump in the road, but back on track!


Here we go again update

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Well, here I am, about 11 weeks into my re-start and looking back I have learned:
1. The first week is always the easiest
2. You can realize significant progress in your first month - mine was a loss of 12 lbs.
3. After two months you become very cocky and think you have it in the bag - 20 lbs lost and on a roll.
4. At 10 weeks you wonder why you have not lost any more weight and you call it a "plateau".
5. At eleven weeks you wake up and get back to work.

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SUITABLE 4/5/2011 5:53AM

    I am at the same place and can relate.

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JETLAG320 4/1/2011 8:32AM

    Denny - I just read your story on your Spark Page and your blogs. Powerful writing !! You can see INSIDE of my head, and have the give to put it into words. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, motivating others out there (like me), and best wishes to you !


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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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