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2012 Weight Tracker

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Because I can't add updates to the homepage anymore. Enjoy

2012 - Time to make real the dream.

01/07/2012 - 202.5 lbs
01/14/2012 - 201
01/21/2012 - 199.5
01/28/2012 - 196
02/04/2012 - 201
02/11/2012 - 199
02/18/2012 - 198
02/25/2012 - 199.5
03/03/2012 - 199
03/10/2012 - 196.5
03/17/2012 - 195
03/24/2012 - 194
03/31/2012 - 198
04/07/2012 - 197
04/14/2012 - 195
04/21/2012 - 192
04/28/2012 - 190 (5K 31:53)
05/05/2012 188
05/12/2012 186.4
05/19/2012 187
05/26/2012 189
06/02/2012 187
06/09/2012 186
06/16/2012 185
06/23/2012 185
06/30/2012 181
07/07/2012 183
07/14/2012 186
07/21/2012 188
07/28/2012 186
08/04/2012 192
08/11/2012 194
08/18/2012 198
08/25/2012 196
09/01/2012 193
09/08/2012 188
09/15/2012 186
09/22/2012 187
09/29/2012 185
10/06/2012 183
10/13/2012 181
10/20/2012 182
10/27/2012 183
11/03/2012 182
11/10/2012 180
11/17/2012 179
11/24/2012 180
12/01/2012 181

GOAL: 175 lbs by December 31st.

12/08/2012 179.5
12/15/2012 180
12/22/2012 179
12/29/2012 178.5

Did I make it? Nope. But still enjoying the overall loss. My new motto: "Small changes lead to big smiles." emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RUSSELL1960 1/2/2013 10:54PM

    Hmmmm... this is cool. I'm about a year behind you. You started 2012 at 202.5. That's about my 2013 starting weight (I'll confirm that on the scale tomorrow morning). I've lost 20 pounds so far and I intend to accomplish in 2013 what you accomplished in 2012. Seeing what you accomplished is very inspiring and encouraging because it shows that it can be done. Thanks for sharing...

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    Kirk you CAN DO THIS !! OH YEAH YOU CAN !!! We (Dawgs) have ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE IN YOU !!!! WOOHOOOOO !!!!!!! Your a HARD WORKER !!

Want to REJOIN us? WORK ALONG as an INBETWEEN WORKER Dawggie ,,,and be held ACCOUNTABLE To those #'s? If you've left the team (OH WE HOPE NOT !! For you NEED to be ON for the winter invite !) just let me know,,, I'll reinvite ! You can just HOP onto the team (Inbetweeners) by starting to read where it is,,,we are up to,,,the last posted thread,,,we are about to go into week #2 on Sat (maybe ???? Sunday if we can't do Sat now????) So just read and JOIN !!! Well WELCOME JOIN YOU MUCHLY !! Also make a TEMPLATE For ur weight,,, PLEASE Put in what it was U weighed last week,,,,, Write to me FIRST so I can let MaryAnn know ur joining in,,,,, all will be FUN FUN FUN !!!!



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LE7_1234 12/4/2012 12:46AM

    Wow, you're so close!

And congratulations on being more than 20 lbs down, even if you're not yet at your goal!

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LOVESLIFE48 12/3/2012 4:44PM

    Looks like you are on your way to accomplish this goal!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 12/3/2012 8:28AM

    Just do it!!!

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GOING-STRONG 12/2/2012 10:24PM

    You have set a lofty goal for December with the Holidays.... but stay focused and you can do it!


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LIZZYP609 12/2/2012 9:18PM

    This is GREAT!!! It'll be difficult to reach the goal but I have no doubts you can do it!! It has been a great year!

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DIANER2014 12/2/2012 9:00PM

    You've done awesome! You will definitely meet your December goal! emoticon emoticon

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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/2/2012 8:34PM

    It looks like you are TOTALLY going to make it. Congrats. emoticon emoticon

I would like to be 175 by December 31st also. :)

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    Awesome! You can reach your goal!!

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GOPINTOS 12/2/2012 4:36PM

    Fantastic! I was really analyzing mine the other day also. It is so fantastic to see both of ours going down!!!!



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Jillian Disowns Her Booty

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Funny clip of Jillian discussing one of her trouble spots on her podcast.

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    Well, for the first time Jillian sounds like a human to me!

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RUFFIT 11/19/2012 5:02PM

    The song by Queen - "Fat Bottom Girls you make the rockin world go round!!!!!"" Love it... hahahahahaha... Moni emoticon

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LE7_1234 11/18/2012 1:13PM

    LOL!! Thanks!

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GOPINTOS 11/17/2012 8:48AM

    Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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KMCASSADA0515 11/16/2012 11:16AM

    emoticon LOVE IT!!!!

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STEVIEBEE569 11/16/2012 9:10AM

    LMBO! That was funny! Thanks for sharing!

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JURI62 11/15/2012 7:12PM

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Views from the Ride 11/9/2012 & Fasting for Fat Loss

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A few pics of yesterdays ride. Some of the places I come across are truly beautiful or special in some way and I'm going to start sharing some of those views with all of yous on Spark. Enjoy

And these patches are emoticon Rear tire is still rock hard from yesterday, or at least still close to 50 psi.

For larger versions check out:

Password: sparks

Hey Futurehope49, this tips for you. What I've been doing recently was based on a study that was discussed on "Cut the Fat Podcast": Fasting for Weight Loss. It seemed interesting and simple enough and the results that some of the participants achieved were compelling.

Here's a link to their podcast:

Dr. Ray and Blythe discuss 3 fasting techniques but the one I tried was #3. If you suffer from ADD or ADHD, or are just short on time, skip to minute 25 or 26 and that's when they discuss the Mexico study, the simple and quick instructions that were given to the hospital employees, their successes and examples of how to put it to work for you. Hope this helps. emoticon

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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/10/2012 3:43PM

    Very beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/15/2012 1:55AM

    Lovely photos !

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VENISEW1 11/12/2012 9:06PM

    Nice pics emoticon for commenting on my blog as well!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 11/12/2012 6:44PM

    Wonderful pictures : ) I am not sure that I have ever seen red sun patches before. Haven't gone for a ride in a while, but I will check into those. emoticon

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GOPINTOS 11/11/2012 5:35PM

    Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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Dr Oz Show Fans Team
Wheat Belly Team

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BILL60 11/11/2012 8:23AM

    Great pictures.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 11/11/2012 1:36AM

    Great pics

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SLFGOLF 11/11/2012 1:00AM

    Beautiful pictures. Sounds like a great ride.

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LOVESLIFE48 11/10/2012 10:07PM

    Beautiful pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing!! emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 11/10/2012 8:02PM

    Beautiful pix!

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GREENGENES 11/10/2012 7:26PM

    Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing. I never remember to bring my camera when I ride.

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DAWN14163 11/10/2012 4:18PM

    I love the colour of the sky in that first photo! Beautiful!

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She Looked So Normal

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ahh, but that's for another blog. This one's on my new daily writing exercise for the Fall 5% Challenge.

I remember having to do "exercises" like these during detention in grade school. It focused me then and using it again to help focus me here and now. I thought for sure I'd get some fried chicken the day after my original post but still have yet to lick any of my fingers of sweet, sweet chicken juice.

Here are the first 3 days. Not much yet but something weird starts to happen around line 7 or 8. It's like it resonates more than just writing words on paper.

In case you can't read it my mantra this challenge is: I will exercise and eat well to reach my fall goal of 174 pounds.

Thanks and please send all donations to the Post 5% Fall Challenge Chicken Fund to...

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 10/28/2012 11:04PM

    :) anything is worth a try :)

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ERNOINACTION 10/24/2012 2:23PM

    Let me know how this works for ya! They say the power of positive thinking overcomes all. I guess we'll see about that. Have a good one! You can do it!

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GRANDMACOO 10/20/2012 9:23AM

    Having a mantra really helps, but I'm not sure I could write it. Good for you! When I was training for a marathon a few years ago, I was reading a training book that suggested you use the mantra "I am a Marathoner" when the training got tough or you were discouraged and wanted to quit. It really helped.

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FUTUREHOPE49 10/18/2012 5:54PM

    What a good idea! I can do that and teach my GD to write at the same time! Ha Ha!

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GOULDSGRANITE 10/18/2012 10:07AM

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RUFFIT 10/17/2012 11:26AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 10/17/2012 8:54AM

    Hang in there!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/16/2012 10:50PM

    I love it great way to focus !

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CHEDDARSMAMMA 10/16/2012 9:58PM

    As long as it works for you! emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/16/2012 7:27PM

    I repeat my mantra as I'm taking my walks...helps to pass the time and I'm hoping it will inspire me to keep moving. Hadn't thought about writing mine down, but maybe I'll give that a shot. At least I'd get some much-needed penmanship practice! emoticon emoticon Jeannie

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LOVESLIFE48 10/16/2012 5:57PM

    What a great way to stay motivated!!! You will do awesome in the challenge!! emoticon

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KCNEWF 10/16/2012 4:41PM

    Nice and creative way to keep up motivation! emoticon

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COOP9002 10/16/2012 4:18PM

    You can do it.

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POLYANNA2 10/16/2012 1:47PM

    Kirk, if I can walk by all the Halloween candy when I'm out shopping for healthy food (it's killing me) then you can walk away from fried chicken - RIGHT???? emoticon
Your mantra is perfect and writing and saying it over and over will make it part of your psyche.
emoticon emoticon Carol

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VEMAN1 10/16/2012 12:47PM

    Great way to focus your energy! You create the reality you believe. So believe in a happy and properous you! Luck is a word from others who do not understand planning and execution!

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Riding the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ohio has some of best trails I've biked on and the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail was another fun one. Also one of the busier trails with lots of riders and walkers despite the heat. I rode from Massillon up to Lock 4 Park in South Akron, where most of the pics were taken. Rode about 7.5 miles one way of more than 81 miles of the trail, it continues north to Cleveland and the shore of Lake Erie. Didn't have the time or a seat padded enough but maybe one day :) Enjoy

For larger versions of the pics visit: (Password: towpath)

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MIPALADY23 1/27/2013 6:02PM

    I ride the Towpath through MD and WV, it's awesome. In the fall I was up to 28 miles in around 90 minutes. So much fun!

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RACEWELLWON 12/30/2012 6:37PM

    Wow nice ride ! Cannot wait to ride again , outside !

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FUTUREHOPE49 10/1/2012 7:19PM

    Beautiful photos! Looks like a very exciting place to be.
Please come and join us!
Woof! emoticon emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 7/28/2012 2:11PM

    Loved the photos! Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a great ride.

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KCNEWF 7/28/2012 11:25AM

    Looks like a great place for a ride in the shade!

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ERNOINACTION 7/27/2012 1:09PM

    Sounds like a fun ride! Thanks for posting the pics. I just love the mid-west and all it's green landscape. You'll need to get one of those padded seats!

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GARDENQE2 7/27/2012 12:57PM

    Beautiful pictures!
I looked it up, but found no they still have boats with tow horses today?
That would be a great experienceto ride one!

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RUFFIT 7/27/2012 12:21PM

    Great Pics!!! Thanks for posting. Hugs, Moni

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/27/2012 11:23AM

    Beautiful, pictures. I hope you enjoyed the ride. Sounds like a fun adventure.

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LOOKINGUP2012 7/27/2012 11:19AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing your pics!

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LIZZYP609 7/27/2012 9:54AM

    AWesome Pics! It looks like so much fun!

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MNABOY 7/27/2012 9:22AM

    Trains are my hobby and the Erie Canal helped develop railroads indirectly/directly. We have a rail-to-trails park that will ultimately take us through the White and Arkansas River bottoms for 50+ miles. Beautiful pictures.

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TINAJANE76 7/27/2012 9:15AM

    Great photos, thanks for sharing!

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DEZZIEJAMES 7/27/2012 9:15AM

    I love seeing how the Locks and Canals work. We went up to Lake Superior locks at Sault St. Marie a few years ago!

Keep up the great work!!!

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LOVESLIFE48 7/27/2012 7:34AM

    Beautiful pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Makes me want to go out and buy a bike!! Have a wonderful and successful weekend my friend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/26/2012 11:55PM

    I got a really fancy Peugeot bike when we were stationed in Germany,I almost choked when I realized how much it was worth in North America ! So I have a fancy soft seat ,as long as I keep riding LOL I am worried it will get stolen if I stop somewhere !!!!

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SASIKHASI1 7/26/2012 11:22PM

    beautiful pics and sounds like a lot of fun.

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MANILUS 7/26/2012 11:00PM

    Nice distance and beautiful location! I got a new bike seat last month and my husband keeps asking me to use it, lol!

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USFBULL 7/26/2012 10:33PM

    Thanks for the photo's, have not been to that part of the country to often. emoticon

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NEWJULIE2008 7/26/2012 10:13PM

    great pics...looks like a cool place to do you ever see the horses on the trail?

Good job biking in the heat, I live in detroit and we're too hot up here

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