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A Few Days Off

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

I keep my blog on my personal web site. You can find it here...

blog.tokenfatguy.com

  
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WILSOCA 8/9/2011 9:24PM

    Looks like you're setting everything up for success. Way to go !!!
Arrghhh the bug joke emoticon Really .. is that the best ya got ?? :):)
C

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MAMASALLYSOCKS 8/9/2011 3:15PM

    MooHoo! Hope your wife is doing fine too!

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MSEMBERSTORM 8/9/2011 1:33PM

    Looks like you are making progress. Keep it up!

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MISSHARTUNG 8/9/2011 1:01PM

    Good for you!

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A General Restart (coming clean on my fall from grace)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

You can find my blog at...

blog.tokenfatguy.com/2011/07/general
-restart.html

  
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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 1/14/2012 3:56PM

    Sorry you and your wife are going through this and that you've put the weight back on. I've put almost all of my lost weight back on too, and the grim reaper is chasing me hard too. I also have MS and heart failure, so it is mightly important to take the weight off.

Here's to wishing both of us success.
Amber

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DIZZYK 9/8/2011 1:49AM

    I'm sorry I just now got around to checking up on my friends!

Heather is lucky she has you by her side through these terrible and tough times. No matter that the weight came back, your strength and determination when you lost it shows how strong you really are, and both Heather and you can lean on that strength for this part of the journey.

The weight will come back off, but it is NOT the most important thing. Don't be too fast to beat yourself up- many of us regain our weight with much, much, much less stress in our lives.

emoticon Here's a virtual hug for you both.

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TOKENFATGUY 8/9/2011 12:18PM

    Thanks everyone! I feel lots better now.

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WILSOCA 7/26/2011 7:16AM

    So good to see you back and blogging.
Wow .. what a time you've had !!! That's a lot to handle on your own with no support. I'm glad everything is now out in the open and you can talk about it.
I'm so sorry to hear about your wife's diagnosis. That must have been the hardest thing to hear. It is devastating when you hear something about a loved one and you can't fix it.
Glad to have you back and I'm looking forward to seeing you get back on track. If anyone, and I mean anyone, is nasty and doesn't support you .. you let us know. We'll go find them ... yes we will :):)
C

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DESERTFLOWERG 7/25/2011 5:57PM

    So good to see you back here and so sorry about your pain. I hope we will be hearing more from you soon.

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JAMIEHORN20 7/25/2011 2:25PM

    Wow, you two sure have been dealing with quite a bit of "life," haven't you? I'm so sorry to hear of your wife's diagnosis, but I hope that now that it's public, that you'll both start on the road to getting the support that you need. I have a close friend with MS, and the national MS society has been a really neat organization to work with as we try to raise money and learn more about the disease. I'm glad that you'll be focusing on getting healthy again so you can be strong for Heather! Welcome back!

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TOKENFATGUY 7/25/2011 2:33AM

    Thanks everyone. I don't know why I thought I was going to get anything but support from this group. :)

Next think I need to figure out is how to get my cardio in with the Charlotte heat as bad as it is this year. I'm thinking stationary bike or treadmill but I need to research what's good and what's just hype.

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HUGS2013 7/24/2011 10:25PM

    AHHHH, Token, So good to hear from you and so sad to hear why you have been away! You have got the weight off once before and you can beat it again. Jump back on to your program/ plan of action and before too long you'll be seeing some good results. So very sorry to hear of your wife's diagnosis! I will be keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.
Now that you are free to talk about it...let those fingers type it out for you. Journaling/Blogging will get your feelings out there, and give you the clarity you need to walk the path back to your healthy lifestyle. Plus, your friends here at Spark want to encourage you through this and see you get back to the healthier you! Don't stop believing in your ability to reach the goals that you set your mind on.
Start off with small steps and before too long you'll be back in the groove. You are worth the effort!

Thanks for sharing the kitten picture! emoticon emoticon Deanie

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LAKELIFE 7/24/2011 9:39PM

    THANK YOU. I thought I was the only Spark Loser who lost a bunch and gained even more back (after doing TWO triathlons, no less!) - who had life (a close bro-in-law diagnosed with cancer, my mother-in-law, who lives next door, diagnosed with dementia) come in and keep me off track (because I kind of was already off track, to be honest). I appreciate your honesty. I'm sorry about your pain. And I missed the weird kitty pictures. So... again... thanks.

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THECITYMOUSE 7/24/2011 4:05PM

    I had wondered where you were and just instinctively knew that something was "off".
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As for Heather's diagnosis...I don't have words, only empathy. I, too, am in the process of a "start over" after pretty much losing everyone and everything that mattered to me in the first quarter of last year. I gained some weight back....drank a lot of wine....it was really pathetic to let those old "coping skills" come back.

The importance of this post is...that you found the courage to start over. So many do not, even without the challenging circumstances such as those that you are facing.

Know that you and Heather are being sent positive vibes from Raleigh, North Carolina.

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HJFOGARTY 7/24/2011 3:26PM

    you are back and that is what counts most of all - and that your wonderful wife is allowing you to speak and talk about what has been going on for you both - when things get bottled up it is hard to not explode and you did a good old bottle job on yourself - so now that you've been able to uncork it all - you and unload all that unwanted weight and feel like yourself again - take care of you and your wife - and good luck

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TOKENFATGUY 7/24/2011 2:58PM

    Thanks...but you know how the mind will work against you if you let it. I let it.


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MSEMBERSTORM 7/24/2011 2:51PM

    No reason to be ashamed. LIfe happens If people judge or give you crap then you are right you don't have to listen or care about their opinions. Keep your head up. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife. Take care and keep up the fight!

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Un-Fun Run

Sunday, July 18, 2010

You can find my blog at...

blog.tokenfatguy.com/2010_07_
01_archive.html

  
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KLEONIKI 11/14/2010 1:23PM

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MSEMBERSTORM 7/19/2010 9:42PM

    Holy smokes. Great advice and glad your okay! Congrats on the loss.

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WILSOCA 7/18/2010 8:52PM

    Wow I'm so glad you stopped running before you had heat stroke. I'm sure you felt bad enough as it was.
Congratulations on the 40 lbs !! GREAT WORK !!!
C.J.

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Mind in the Gutters

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

You can find my blog at...

blog.tokenfatguy.com/2010/06/
june-22-2010.html


  
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MSEMBERSTORM 6/26/2010 12:38AM

    Love it!

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ENILLA 6/24/2010 11:46AM

    Perfectly timed blog because I need my gutters cleaned and I am going to make myself a runner. I have problems with running because I cannot pace myself. It is either sprint or nothing in my book so my plan is to do three miles a day, run as long as I can and then walk until I feel like I can run again. Ultimately, I want to run a 5k (which I know is 3.1 miles) so I figured if I just do a 5k a few times a week with the goal of increasing my time, like you before I know it I will be running more than walking and eventually running it all.

~E

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THESUGARFAIRY 6/22/2010 11:52PM

    Next time you need your gutters cleaned, try some local high school kid. I've always cleaned the gutters myself, and it isn't too bad. I've had to clean others and I'm getting better at identifying species of new trees.

You must really like zombies. Does it take longer for a bigger person to turn into one?

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HEYRED221 6/22/2010 1:46PM

    Great blog. I have never been a runner/jogger. But starting thinking it might increase my weight loss as well. So, just last week I started a combo of walking/jogging on the treadmill. I felt great and very proud of myself and plan to keep it up. I only got in one actual day last week on the treadmill, the rest of my exercise was walking outside, but will got for two days this week and then just continue to add for time and hopefully more days. Thanks for the encouragement - I love to burn those calories! emoticon

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CATNAP45 6/22/2010 8:20AM

  I think I like the idea of running more than actually running. I push myself at swimming, but...
I've gone as far as downloading the first podcast from a C25K program, but haven't found three days to actually go running. I sometimes add a short run into my walk (only when my 25 kg is playing up - she loves to run and it focuses her again).

BTW there are roof cleaning / repairing scams here too.

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VAECORDIA 6/22/2010 7:43AM

  I was thinking about you just this morning. How coincidental is that.

I really like the idea of running. I'm not so sure my body could take it just yet though. But now you have me wanting to go out and buy some decent shoes to make an attempt.

And may the lice of a thousand camels infest your roofer's back hair.

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Happy Birthday Blog!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

You can find my blog at...

blog.tokenfatguy.com/2010/06/happy-b
irthday-to-me.html


Happy Birthday to me!

  
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SAMANTHAADELLE 6/16/2010 6:19PM

    Happy Birthday!

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TOKENFATGUY 6/15/2010 9:58PM

    Thanks everyone!

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VAECORDIA 6/10/2010 8:46PM

  You really do motivate me. I'm glad you share yourself with us. Happy Birthday (a little late)

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HEYRED221 6/9/2010 11:29AM

    emoticon and Happy Birthday !!! emoticon

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ENILLA 6/9/2010 10:49AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

~E

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MAMASALLYSOCKS 6/8/2010 9:28PM

    Happy Birthday! Just had my birthday too.

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*AMBER512 6/8/2010 6:19PM

    happy, happy birthday!!

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MSEMBERSTORM 6/8/2010 2:32PM

    Happy Birthday! Great blog! Yeah on the loss! Keep it up!

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