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Back and working hard to reach my goal.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

WOW, 3 weeks on a motorcycle trip without access to a scale or a computer. I had learned enough from Sparkpeople that I was able to make healthy decisions.

The RFTW ride from LA to DC to honor Veterans and those who support veterans was again inspiring. The rural heart of America really appreciates and honors our veterans. Being able to visit VA Centers as we cross the country and visiting the "Wall" to honor those i served with is rewarding. Also, visiting the WWII memorial to honor my father's efforts is always enjoyable.

Overall, the motorcycle trip didn't hurt my efforts. Although I wasn't able to keep up with my strength training I did make a lot of healthy food choices. Net result, I dropped 2 pounds in weight. I was not able to maintain my current level of hydration on the ride so when I returned and initiated my 64 to 80 oz of daily water I quickly added back the 2 pounds. I have been back 2-1/2 weeks and finally was able to drop weight again. I'm close to my initial goal and I'm working hard to change my routine to drop these last few pounds.

  
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CBSPECIAL 6/15/2009 10:02AM

    Rolling Thunder is an amazing thing done each year, glad you were a part of it all!

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IAFARMERWIFE 6/15/2009 7:28AM

    What a trip! You did an awesome job! emoticon

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Gone for almost 3 weeks

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

Well I'm heading out for a 3 week motorcycle trip and I won't have access to a scale or a computer. I'll be on the RFTW ride from LA to DC to honor Veterans and those who support veterans.

  
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KIPSTER52 5/11/2009 1:25AM

    Thank you for your service.

Have a safe trip

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IAFARMERWIFE 5/10/2009 6:12PM

    My husband is Vietnam Vet-Thank you for serving our country through a difficult time in our history. You did so much and received very little support from the US people. Have a great trip!

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Back in Iowa

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

We are now back in Iowa, close to our daughter's family and our two grandchildren. I'm getting ready to leave this Sunday for three weeks on the Run For The Wall (RFTW). I'll motorcycle to LA then across America to "The Vietnam Memorial Wall" in DC with other veterans and military supporters. On previous rides I've lost 3 to 5 pounds so I'm 215 now and should be closer to my 210 goal when I return on the 27th of this month. I feel much stronger and the lighter weight will be very beneficial on this three week ride.

  
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IAFARMERWIFE 5/6/2009 8:20PM

    Glad to have you back in Iowa! Have a wonderful, memorable trip!

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In Route

Saturday, May 02, 2009

"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

Lin & I have left Arizona and headed out to spend the summer in Iowa. Today we are in Amarillo and we have decided to spend the day. The wind is strong and it's raining which can make traveling in an RV tough. Hopefully the strong storms will move far enough east that we can continue in the morning.

  
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VRCATON 5/2/2009 9:47PM

    Safe journey to you!

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IAFARMERWIFE 5/2/2009 9:15AM

    It's going to be 70 degrees in Iowa today and perhaps all week.
Good luck on your trip home! emoticon

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5 years = 3 1/2 SP months

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

I proudly exclaimed to my son yesterday that my weight had dropped to 215. We went out for a beer to celebrate, he's an SP'er also so we celebrated with a lite beer. We were carded and he happened to noticed something interesting on my drivers license which was issued in '04 and needs renewing this year. Nothing unusual about that except my weight in '04 is the same weight I am today 215 pounds. We got to chuckling that it took me 5 years to add the 30 pounds that SP has helped me take off since my January 14th start date. Thus 5 years of weight gain can be overcome in 3 1/2 SP months. Thank you Sparkpeople for the encouragement, challenges, information and tools to support my trek towards a healthier me.

  
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