JWBSEVEN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JWBSEVEN JWBSEVEN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Excitement - The Journey Continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492310 The best thing about being alive is every new day is a chance to make your dreams come true! <BR> <BR> I'm still plugging away like the rest of only know the stakes are higher. I'll be 40 soon and I want it to be the best year of my life <BR> <BR> Also, in 30 days I'll be in Maui and would love to be 20lbs lighter. <BR> <BR> Follow my blog! <BR> <link>hawaii777.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:17:32 EST 2 Months In - Need To Step It Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280763 Excercising consistently but the diet is not good at all. But we will correct the mistakes and press on! Sun, 10 Mar 2013 01:39:15 EST 2 Months In - My Findings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271132 Feel free to refer to me as "Captain Obvious" after reading this... <BR> <BR> Starting on January 1st of this year I decided to track every single part of my journey. From my moods and habits to food and exercise. Even being accountable with noting failures and success. Here are a couple of trends that understandably have been there for most of my adult life and have me going up...then down - and back up! <BR> <BR> Excuses <BR> <BR> Its hard to fool other people but fooling yourself is l... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:12:31 EST Turns out they were right... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244949 You can work out from sun up to sun down but if your diet is not clean all will be for naught! I cut out sugar, salt and high fats and can see a difference in just days. <BR> <BR> This last month I exercised like crazy but was sabotaging those efforts with sweets and fried foods! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:38:31 EST Full Steam Ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237181 I look forward to being back on the saddle after derailing myself last week. I will say that I definitely enjoyed myself from last Monday's feast at Red Lobster to Sunday's Superbowl Wings/Chips/Beer bonanza! <BR> <BR> But, alas, at 39 years in that week alone let's just say the results are "noticeable." No sweat, though because I've already seen that my formula of exercise and diet works and today I start getting those results again. <BR> <BR> In years past I would chicken out and remo... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:03:26 EST The Pendulum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231492 Hmm. A month in and I feel fantastic! My clothes are starting to feel better, I can move around more fluidly, people are starting to comment here and there... <BR> <BR> But these last 3 days have been abysmal with my diet: <BR> <BR> Brownies, cakes, beer, candy, pizza... <BR> <BR> When I analyze why I would do such a thing, I can't tell if its self sabotage, or because I just love the food so much, or perhaps a reward for my good month? All I know is that history has shown that I swing... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:13:59 EST Training Preferences http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226932 <link>www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/02/01/<BR>what-burns-more-calories-cardio-interv<BR>als-or-weight-training/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What a fantastic article! We can train all we want and however we want but if we don't train ourselves to eat right its all for nothin'! <BR> <BR> My personal favorites between cardio, interval training, and weight lifting is definately weight lifting. I like the way it leaves you wiped out and of course the muscle gain is nice. I just need to make ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:46:58 EST 1 Month In - Down 10, 248lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226274 A month into my program and I'm feeling great! Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:08:18 EST Week 4 - Down 10lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226227 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l963232823.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm feeling good! Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:30:42 EST Testosterone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224262 <link>health.yahoo.net/articles/mens-healt<BR>h/5-easy-ways-increase-your-manpower </link> <BR> <BR> Great article that keeps it simple: <BR> <BR> Men, if you miss that feeling of invincibility and desire...LOSE WEIGHT! As you watch the numbers on the scale go down your testosterone levels will rise and you will feel youthful and strong again. I have been paying attention to that correlation in my life and when I have those peaks and valleys in my weight I can see the change. <BR> <... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:20:51 EST Wow - Revelation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219826 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1311782054.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been a SparkMember since 2007. I have used the "weigh in" feature sparringly but overall its been consistent on an annual and sometimes semi-monthly basis. Anyway, today was the first time ever that I ran a chart from 2008 - current to see my fluctations..truly astonishing. I noticed that quite simply, my peaks of weight gain come in the winter (what a surprise! :) and when I go on a run and drop... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:43:35 EST Sugar: How sweet it aint'! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219296 <link>pacificfit.net/article-archive/how-s<BR>ugar-makes-you-fat/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have an unbelievable sweet tooth. Add that to the fact that me and "moderation" don't get along and you have a recipe for disaster. I've been known to make it through the whole day with a pristine diet and then... hey look, the wife made brownies! Let's have 6! And then, why not wash them down with 16oz of Pepsi followed by the pallet cleansing package of starburst? While your at it, maybe we'll pop... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:58:59 EST Motivation - Sex! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214453 Carrying excess belly fat definitely has an adverse affect on sex lives for men. Everything from performance to the low desire to do it. If that's not a motivator to get fit I don't know what is! <BR> <BR> <link>www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/05/erecti<BR>le.dysfunction.lose.weight/index.html </link> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:15:09 EST Salt Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211330 These next for days I need to drink water and watch the processed foods. <BR> <BR> I have to make progress by Monday morning... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:21:27 EST Slip Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209959 Went a bit crazy last night. Hunger turned into a gluttony. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:57:04 EST The First 2 Weeks vsThe Next 2 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205406 The First 2 Weeks <BR> <BR> - Under the calorie goal but high fat <BR> - 2 HUGE cheat days in second week <BR> - Weight Lifting was at low to medium intensity <BR> <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Next 2 Weeks <BR> <BR> - High Protein, low carb and low fat diet <BR> - No full cheat days <BR> - High Intensity weight lifting session <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:56:00 EST Week 2 - Down 6 lbs! 252lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205091 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1774371857.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am working out and dieting right! The physical results are coming along slowly but my energy and excitement are increasing by the day. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:49:30 EST Land Mines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204002 Almost 2 weeks in and I am paying close attention to potential obstacles that lay ahead of me through out the year. I actually tracked my diet through "thick and thin" for the first 3 months of last year and it was quite painful. The pattern was eat decent throughout the first part of the week but then... <BR> <BR> Thurs - Slip up <BR> Fri - Hey, it's Friday...pizza sounds great <BR> Sat - Out to eat (w/drinks and dessert) <BR> Sun - I'll start over on Monday <BR> <BR> I work out HARD ove... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:32:41 EST My Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192465 In just a few months I'll live a life that I've only imagined for most of my adult life. I'll look amazing with very little fat and muscles just bulging. To have people stop and stare will be so gratifying after all of my self-image issues of the past. And the energy...I will be able play non stop with my kids and devote extra time to my wife. I've had a taste of it when I start to make progress - this time I will see it through. Being able to wear all of my nice clothes with confide... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 00:30:10 EST Awareness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190873 Living in the moment. It's so crazy how that can be the death of you and also give you new life! I am enjoying a successful first week of the New Year because I am highly motivated but more importantly I am taking one day at a time. Every meal is calculated and I think about what it means to my body - I'm in the moment. Last year I would devour whatever what was in front of me, throwing caution to the wind - I was in the moment. <BR> <BR> I think the parallel is that either way you decid... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 23:23:46 EST Wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182294 <link>www.thewhig.com/2012/10/31/study-dub<BR>s-breakfast-sandwich-a-time-bomb-in-a-bun </link> <BR> <BR> I had 2 this morning Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:36:42 EST First Week of the Year! 258lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181090 First week of 2013 Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:30:46 EST Happy New Year - First Day, 258lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181080 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792521360.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am like many of you out there that have been searching for years for a way to finally change my lifestyle: get fit and stay fit. In my 39th year on earth, I aim to make my dreams come true and have an amazing second half of life! <BR> <BR> Currently <BR> <BR> * 258 lbs <BR> * 46 inch waist <BR> * 29.5% bodyfat <BR> <BR> My goal <BR> <BR> * 200 lbs <BR> * 32 inch waist <BR> * 15% bodyfat <BR> <BR> I am goin... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:22:55 EST