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Day number 216

Friday, July 30, 2010

My Wii fit board told me this morning that it was day 216 since I first stepped on at 264lbs. I remember the sound it made...the poor thing was groaning at me for being so big! grrrrrrrr...rude little (BUT HONEST) little board!!!!

That day I was shocked at 264LBS....HOLY COW JEROME.....

so I started the change.....(see other blogs)

TODAY.....216 days later.......
I have lost nearly 90 lbs (only .6 short)
I workout ALOT
I LOVE to RUN........run Jerome run.....
My wife is FULLY on board......
my KIDS are fullyon board....
I have some GREAT spark friends......

Weigh in today.....174.6

LIFE IS GOOD!!!

Thanks everybody......SPARKPEOPLE ROCKS....IT WORKS...USE IT

SPARK IT UP!!!

  
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SIMPLE_TAILOR 8/5/2010 3:46PM

    That is great. Thanks for inspiring!!!

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FLOOSIEMAGOO 7/31/2010 3:29PM

    You are lovely and make me want to do more. Thank you wonderful friend of mine.

Chana
Spark Baby!


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RMX_DELETED 7/30/2010 7:29PM

  Man, you continue to inspire me. Great work!

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MCCRIGHT 7/30/2010 3:50PM

    Rock on!

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TWICETHEMAN 7/30/2010 3:34PM

    Your a Spark Hero Jerome!

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PASHHR 7/30/2010 2:40PM

    emoticon
Great results all around!

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TOOKES519 7/30/2010 2:36PM

    How absolutely wonderful is that!!!!!!!!!

I am right behind ya Jerome. Jan 4th start date = 208 days - 85 POUNDS donated (so far) emoticon

You are quite an inspiration my friend!!!!

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Kristi

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EDGEOFSANITY 7/30/2010 1:59PM

    emoticon All your hard work has paid off not just for you, but for your family as well =)

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GOGOSHIRE 7/30/2010 1:38PM

    Woohoo!

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ABSOLUTZER0 7/30/2010 1:15PM

    Life is definitely better now! I know we have both made changes that we never thought would be possible. Keep setting goals and keep pushing yourself as well as others! We owe it to ourselves to have the best bodies and lives that we can.

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TODDJAMES 7/30/2010 12:52PM

    You are LIVING the HEALTHY LIFE! Congrats! And ALL OF THAT SUPPORT...I KNOW that REALLY HELPS!

Success BREEDS Success! WAY TO GO!

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MOMOF6BOYS 7/30/2010 12:45PM

    emoticonCONGRATULATIONS!!!! You worked hard to get where you are!!!

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PELESJEWEL 7/30/2010 12:15PM

    emoticonCONGRATULATIONS! YOU REALLY DO ROCK DUDE! SPARKING IT UP NOW!! WOOT WOOT!

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Listen to your inner voice

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I found the quote below in a guitar center magazine. Normally I wouldn't be reading this, but the article about one of my favorite rock groups stood out at me so...............I had to share this with my SP friends! GOOD STUFF

"Listen to your inner voice. You know within yourself what you should be doing. The people around who tell you that things are impossible are the ones who failed, and people who fail always need somebody else to cry with. THose are the people you don't need around. You need people around you who will spur you ton and tell you what is possible."

- Paul Stanley

NO matter what journey we are on in life, I think this quote FITS!!!

  
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MCCRIGHT 7/31/2010 1:42PM

    Reminds me of Paul Blart rocking the KISS at the arcade. The family was enjoying that last night. The only reason Blart didn't give up was his 2 person support team.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 7/30/2010 10:36AM

    Thanks for sharing. It is something I needed to hear this morning.

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SPARKLE1908 7/30/2010 8:24AM

    LOL@Toddjames!!!

Nice quote....thanks for sharing!

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KLS777 7/30/2010 12:11AM

    Excellent quote!

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3CHIHUAHUA 7/29/2010 10:43PM

    people around you who will spur you



and that's why you are on my friends list
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MSANITAL 7/29/2010 9:06PM

    Oh yea baby Paul Stanley my guy.. we even share the same Birthday.. Rock on ...

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STR8FMHRT 7/29/2010 7:38PM

    That is a great quote! So very true! emoticon

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CONDZMOMOFJJQ 7/29/2010 6:36PM

    Very motivating! Thanks for sharing!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 7/29/2010 6:18PM

    Nice quote bro and thanks for sharing! My inner voice is telling me that WE CAN ALL ACCOMPLISH OUR GOALS!!! LET'S GO!!!

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GOGOSHIRE 7/29/2010 5:14PM

    What a great quotation! Thanks for sharing this today.



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TODDJAMES 7/29/2010 4:32PM

    I could HIT Paul Stanley! We were hanging out in the dressing room and I told HIM this...and now look...he is STEALING MY THUNDER!

Oh well...I meant it then and it is true today!

Success breeds success! If you need to find some...look around...it is probably right in front of you!



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MOMOF6BOYS 7/29/2010 3:58PM

    Great quote! And....so true, unfortunately! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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JANDKZMOM2012 7/29/2010 3:37PM

  Wow! That is cool saying.. Thank you for allowing us to read this and use it to instill motivation within ourselves. Good luck!

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PELESJEWEL 7/29/2010 3:36PM

    Word Up! So true!

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RevAbs Review

Monday, July 26, 2010

REV IT High
REV IT Low
I'm STRONG, committed and READY TO GO

that's the Rev anthem!!

I'm liking this series so far. I can tell my body is changing even though we've not been at it very long. I am already able to do more crunches and ab work than I could 2 weeks ago, not to mention I can do more pushups as well! That MIGHT be due to the 100 pushup challenge my team is taking part in too. Not saying I have a 6pack yet, or that I'll EVER get a 6 pack again, but I'm feeling the workouts daily.

Brett - the trainer dude is kind of cheesy at times, but it's all good, I'm working on stealing his jokes etc! HAHA

I think with the RevAb workout every morning and my running 4 days a week, I'll be OK going forward. BUT...I AM a piece of work in progress...stayed tuned .....

  
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SHE-LION 7/28/2010 11:06AM

    Hi .. ! I "found" you on Reggie's page! You're doing AWESOME! I have REV Abs, also. Reading your review, I may take another look at it .. perhaps I need to get more serious about it!

Thanks! emoticon

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 7/27/2010 12:13PM

    How does this compare to P90X? Both in the results you are feeling and the actual routines,

Keep it up!

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ABSOLUTZER0 7/27/2010 12:26AM

    I see you bro! I am glad you like the program! Keep killing it! I started a new plan today. I did some weight training and I get my run tomorrow. Counting down the days until the half marathon! Woohoo!!!

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NANHBH 7/26/2010 11:53PM

    Hmmm, maybe I should take a look at that program. Can women get a 6-pak? I just need to firm up my ab area.

Thanks for sharing.

Be well,
Nancy
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GOGOSHIRE 7/26/2010 10:28PM

    If you want a 6pack again, then you'll have one again. There's no reason you can't.

Never say die!

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A little about me.....

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fun Questionnaire to Get To Know Each Other:

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Born in Great Bend, KS, Raised in Hoisington, KS - currently in Cedar Hill, TX (Dallas are)

DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS & IF SO HOW MANY?
2 beautiful girls

WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION?
Microsoft Exchange Engineer for a Securities firm

ARE YOU MARRIED & IF SO HOW LONG?
Wife Chelle in our 19th year

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
Mexican

DO YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS OR SISTERS?
2 brothers & 2 sisters

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
San Antonio, TX

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Sound of Music

PICK JUST ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF:
Fun

WHEN/WHERE WAS THE LAST PLACE YOU HAD A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN?
dunno

YOUR FRIEND JUST MOONED YOU. ARE YOU GROSSED OUT??
nope - on the floor laughing!!

WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU KISSED?
wifey

DO YOU HAVE MONEY?
NOPE

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?
running my first full marathon

ARE YOU EXPECTING A PHONE CALL?
Yes

DO YOU HAVE A SONG STUCK IN YOUR HEAD?
Get Back Up again - Toby Mac

LYRICS FROM THAT SONG?
when you fall down, get back up again......

DO YOU LIKE TO CUDDLE?
YES!!!!

ARE YOU LISTENING TO MUSIC RIGHT NOW?
Nope.

  
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TODDJAMES 7/26/2010 3:37PM

    Interesting little exercise...you should do it with your team...

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 7/25/2010 2:09PM

    Thanks for sharing

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GOGOSHIRE 7/24/2010 6:27PM

   
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Born in MA, raised in Chicago, moved to Alaska in early 20s - and that's "home," but I live in Colorado now (Boulder County).

DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS & IF SO HOW MANY?
Not the human kind, but 3 dogs and 1 cat

WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION?
Teach college English

ARE YOU MARRIED & IF SO HOW LONG?
Partner - We've been together over 12 years.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
Sushi or Indian. Or Thai. Or Nepalese. Or Vietnamese. Just send me to Asia.

DO YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS OR SISTERS?
1 of each

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Anywhere tropical with good diving

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
It's a toss up The Sound of Music vs Grease.

PICK JUST ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF:
Positive

WHEN/WHERE WAS THE LAST PLACE YOU HAD A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN?
No clue.

YOUR FRIEND JUST MOONED YOU. ARE YOU GROSSED OUT??
It would depend which friend, I think!

WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU KISSED?
My partner

DO YOU HAVE MONEY?
Like in the bank for yachts & mansions? Nope. Like enough for food & shelter? Yep.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Being with my partner again.

ARE YOU EXPECTING A PHONE CALL?
Nope.

DO YOU HAVE A SONG STUCK IN YOUR HEAD?
Nope.

LYRICS FROM THAT SONG?
n/a

DO YOU LIKE TO CUDDLE?
Yep.

ARE YOU LISTENING TO MUSIC RIGHT NOW?
Yep, DJ Theo, Soulful San Francisco House Sessions.


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Set Me Free......

Friday, July 23, 2010

I woke up this morning with this song on my heart. If you don't know their music, Casting Crowns is who does this song. They are my favorite group!

SET ME FREE
It hasn't always been this way
I remember brighter days
Before the dark ones came
Stole my mind
And wrapped my souls in chains

Now I live among the dead
Fighting voices in my head
Hoping someone hears me crying in the night
And carries me away

Chorus:
Set me free of these chains holding me
Is anybody out there hearing me?
Set me free

Morning breaks another day
Finds me crying in the rain
All alone with my demons I am

Who is this man that comes my way?
The dark ones shriek
They scream His name
Is this the One they say will set the captives free?
Jesus, rescue me

Chorus

As the God man passes by
He looks straight through my eyes
The darkness cannot hide

Do you want to be free?
Lift your chains
I hold the key
All power of Heav'n and earth belong to Me
(Repeat)

You are free
You are free
You are free

  
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NANHBH 7/23/2010 10:20PM

    I've never heard this song. I'll look for it now. Love the lyrics.

Be well,
Nancy
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3CHIHUAHUA 7/23/2010 4:18PM

    never put my finger on it


now I know why I like you

Spark on Dude

I love casting crowns


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ABSOLUTZER0 7/23/2010 1:04PM

    Yes, we are FREE! I am "Free to Run!" Woohoo!

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HOPERISING 7/23/2010 9:58AM

    I love Casting Crowns. Great song!

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PELESJEWEL 7/23/2010 9:55AM

    Awesome! Gotta down load this one! Every time I run I feel as though I am lifting my chains and setting my self free. One step at at time. Oh, and thank you for the goodie! You made me smile!!

Comment edited on: 7/23/2010 11:38:52 AM

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LAURA31370 7/23/2010 9:15AM

  that is a beautiful song and thank you for giving me a new group to listen to.

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JAJOLLY422 7/23/2010 9:14AM

    This song is amazing!! (As is the group!!) We try to catch them every time they are in town!! Hope you have a great day1

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