PAULKNUTH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PAULKNUTH PAULKNUTH'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/ In 2010 we lost a special dog - Rusty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602544 Sharing this story with pictures via blog since the pictures add a lot to it. <BR> Written in 2011 <BR> <BR> The story of Rusty (?/2004 – 1/23/10) <BR> I gave my wife a high quality golden retriever puppy for Christmas 2004. Her name is Goldie and she is currently sleeping about 4 feet from me. Well Goldie was an active puppy and thought my youngest daughter was a fellow puppy. My wife’s solution to this was to get another dog. <BR> We went to the local pound, but was pretty disappointed ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:39:46 EST Hi Deborah - Good luck with Gismo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4192353 FPL is running a little late so I got a few minutes and I do not really want my blog streak to end. <BR> <BR> My wife is picking up a foster dog (golden boy 3 yrs old) name Gerry. What kind of a name is that for a dog. Gerald is not a proper name for a dog. Her father is a Gerald. I know we are only fostering but the kids and I decided we would not call him Gerald. Nope Gismo was selected. <BR> <BR> Wife thinks it is silly to rename a foster dog. Our other dogs answer best to "cooki... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:01:00 EST Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 73 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4135430 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 73 Days Left <BR> Weight this AM: 320 <BR> Calories for Day: 2340 <BR> Exercise Calories: 487 (20 StairMaster, 10 min Elliptical) <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> Oh so cold!!! Where did Spring go? <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> I got cheated on sleep again - only 6 hours again (like 4 nights in a row). Energy levels seem to be lower than normal. I did get up and I did go to the Fitness Center. I changed up my routine a little and did the StairMaster. I fin... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 21:22:39 EST Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 77 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4125094 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 77 Days Left <BR> Weight this AM: 323 <BR> Calories for Day: 2053 <BR> Exercise Calories: 755 (35 min Elliptical - all I had time for) <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Back by popular demand - Mission 300 update. <BR> <BR> This week is the last week for my workplace Weight Breaker competition (team weight loss competition). My team is vying for the win. Sad to say my team is named the "Half-Tonners". Sadder to say we only have 3 team members. The 3 of ... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 20:58:54 EST Mission 300 Rusumes tomorrow - Tonight was date night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4122504 Had a real busy day! <BR> <BR> Church, lunch, take Heather to Field Hockey Game, Rush Home, Trade Heather for Wife, Matinee Movie, Dinner Applebees, Grocery Store, Go home, Help Sarah with Math, Make dessert (strawberries, cool whip, biscuit), SparkPeople and soon I'll be making my lunch for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Wife and I saw the movie Grace Card. Movie was good but not great. Slow at times and predictable. Dinner was good - I had the chicken and shrimp skillet (did not eat the sauté... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:43:09 EST Have a Great Night - No Blog Tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4120378 Playing games with Heather tonight - Sparking when it is her turn. <BR> <BR> I know - it is almost wrong to post a blog like this just for 3 points <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> So I'll add a picture to make it worth while. <BR> <BR> Deborah went to help her Mom early in the AM and left me to sleep in. The dogs jumped in the bed and kept me up. I cropped out my head since I look really bad in the AM. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l934972711.jpg"> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 21:01:56 EST Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 80 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4118453 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 80 Days Left <BR> Weight this AM: 325 <BR> Calories for Day: Too Many <BR> Exercise Calories: None <BR> <BR> Okay - I ate too much, exercised too little and glad I still have 80 days. Need to get the scales to work. I am getting different readings every time I step on them. I take the highest which was 325.1 this AM. I like the 322 reading better. <BR> <BR> Dogs are playing tag with one of my hunting socks. Not sure where they got it but I d... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:35:19 EST Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 81 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4116322 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 81 Days Left <BR> Weight this AM: 325 <BR> Calories for Day: 2282 <BR> Exercise Calories: 1000 <BR> <BR> My wife messed up the dinner calorie count which resulted in me going over 2000. She thought a serving was in the 300s and it was really in the 500s. I had a serving and a half thinking it was still less than 500 but ended up being over 750. Bummer. <BR> <BR> Work was hard today - frustrating - could not get some stuff working on my project... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:44:27 EST Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 82 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4113838 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 82 Days Left <BR> Weight this AM: 325 <BR> Calories for Day: 2214 <BR> Exercise Calories: 1022 <BR> <BR> Not sure what was up with my mood and energy yesterday but I am over it now. Work up this AM and went to the Fitness Center. 50 minute workout on the elliptical - Yeah. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Work was okay - trying to figure out how to steer the Titanic to avoid that darn iceberg (Working on a project that is heading in a bad direction and ... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:44:05 EST Focus is so Fickle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4111146 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 83 Days Left <BR> Weight this AM: 325 <BR> Calories for Day: 2258 <BR> Exercise Calories: 250 <BR> <BR> Not sure what is going on today. Slept in and skipped AM workout, Had a candy bar (snack size) and had seconds on spaghetti. Graham Crackers for dessert. <BR> <BR> So I'm not doing bad - just not great. <BR> <BR> Talk about stress - Work was okay. My demonstration went very well although the topic was dry and boring. I took an afternoon... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:29:39 EST Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 87 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4101892 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 87 Days Left <BR> Weight this AM: 325 <BR> Calories for Day: 1865 <BR> Exercise Calories: 500 (Fitness Trail - 2 Laps), Strength training (no calories tracked) <BR> Rookie Runner Training Program: Week 2 Day 1 Saturday! <BR> <BR> Added this blurb after typing the rest of this. After work I met my friend Bob and gave him my clothes that no longer fit. We support each other although he is doing Medifast (Dr. care). He has lost over 50 pounds and i... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:27:11 EST Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 88 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4099552 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 88 Days Left <BR> Weight this AM: 325 <BR> Calories for Day: 2025 <BR> Exercise Calories: 1100 (Rookie Running Day 3 (350), Elliptical (500) & Fitness Trail (250)) <BR> Rookie Runner Training Program: Completed Week 1!!! On to Week 2 Day 1 Saturday! <BR> <BR> Quiet day at work on this very nice Spring day. I came home and played catch with my twins while waiting for dinner. Deborah made cabbage, potatoes, carrots and lean ham. I had my elfin sh... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:08:45 EST Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 93 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4087244 Mission 300 - Failure is NOT an Option - 93 Days Left <BR> <BR> Pounds to Go: 30 <BR> Days to Go: 93 <BR> Calories for Day: 1544 <BR> Exercise Calories: 235 <BR> Rookie Runner Training Program: Day 2 Completed <BR> <BR> Today I ate great! I had lots of veggies and fruit. A little light on meat today. <BR> <BR> Today was a busy day. I did day 2 of the Rookie Running Program (Plan on doing 2 more days at Week 1 since there was so much time between day 1 and day 2). I ran at a local... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 22:01:16 EST Mission 300 – Failure is NOT an Option – 94 Days Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4085042 Mission 300 – Failure is NOT an Option – 94 Days Left <BR> <BR> Pounds to Go: 32 <BR> Days to Go: 94 <BR> Calories for Day: 2086 <BR> Exercise Calories: 500 <BR> Training Program: Week 1 – Day 1 <BR> <BR> Today was an interesting day. I made poor food choices – did not eat much but the choices were poor. <em>2</em> I was going to start Mission 300 Sunday because I like things to start at the beginning of a week. But hey – why wait <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> This morning I weighed 331.x ... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:42:42 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama by 1/20/13 Day 115 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4080264 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> It has been a while since I have reiterated my goal. <BR> <BR> My goals as of today <BR> <BR> Primary Goal: The Obama Goal <BR> Secondary Goals: By my birthday June 15th <BR> Reach 300 pounds (stretch goal) <BR> Run/Walk in a 5K run (Opportunity in April) <BR> <em>57</em> <BR> Complete Running for Rookies program <BR> Complete... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 22:39:21 EST Long Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4077624 Got up early before 7am - over 2 hour drive to Shriner's in Philadelphia. <BR> Sarah surgery started 4 hours late. The surgery went well and Sarah is okay. <BR> <BR> We got home after 9pm. Tired. <BR> <BR> Food was okay but not great. Calories probably in 3000 range with no exercise. <BR> <BR> Back on track tomorrow. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 22:56:11 EST Not tracking tomorrow or tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4074708 I am eating okay - just hectic with Sarah's surgery tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Good News - tonight we took Sarah to Applebees and I fit in the booth just fine. Bad news - tonight we took Sarah to Applebees. Had 7oz steak, broccoli, mash potato and 3 cheese sticks (Sarah's favorite) and 1 chicken strip (Dad's job to help her eat her food). <BR> <BR> Calories for day around 2200. Exercise - Fitness Trail (250). <BR> <BR> I packed elfin crackers, 2 PB sandwiches, pretzels and Quaker Quakes (ric... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 22:55:55 EST Spark Friends make a big difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4069333 Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Today was day 1 of the Rookie Runner program. I had no issues doing the program on my treadmill – unless you count the fact I had to hold on while running. I’m tall so I stoop down to hold on. I use to hold on when walking but now I can walk swaying my arms so I hope soon I’ll be running with my arms free. Running right now for me is just 6 mph. Walk is 3.6. I’m going to stick with the program – no rushing and hopefully no shin splints! The hardest part of tod... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 22:22:12 EST Challenging Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4067231 Good Evening <BR> <BR> When plans go bad. I was having a great food day when I came home. My step children were home and CC asked if I wanted to join her and the kids for dinner. I said no - started to microwave a potato and leftovers when my stepson called and ditched them - no ride. <BR> <BR> So I packed up my healthy dinner and drove to a buffet place. I had to pieces of baked chicken (removed skin) and a piece of Salmon, veggies which tasted like they had some kind of butter flavore... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 22:20:29 EST Yet another good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4064330 Good Evening <BR> <BR> Got to love Mr. Elliptical - a fat burning machine for sure. I got to work at 6:30 AM to start my workout. Did Elliptical and some dumbell exercises followed by a long hot shower. Yeah. <BR> <BR> Nothing exciting happened to which is good. Sarah is doing homework with Mom's help. Dogs are lounging around with Reno playing with a tennis ball. I'm sitting in my chair taking a break before I pack my lunch and gym clothes for tomorrow. Not sure what I am going ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 20:04:31 EST New Goal (still keeping Obama goal) - Reach 300 by Birthday June 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4061768 Good Evening <BR> <BR> New Goal will be a challenge. <BR> <BR> Decided to start the Rookie Running Training Program under 5K Your Way. <BR> Hard to imagine me running 3 miles non-stop. Weird thing - I have a fear of running. <BR> <BR> I am going to put together a fitness schedule which includes 5K, Elliptical, Treadmill, Strength training and Stretching. In addition to fitness schedule - I'll still walk the fitness trail regularly at 3 to 3.5 mph. <BR> Sounds like a lot but I am alrea... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:48:06 EST Another Good Day in the books http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4058649 Good Evening <BR> <BR> Another great day in the books! Lost some zeal for waking up early to do an hour of elliptical but got up early enough to get 30 minutes in. Walked the 1.7 mile fitness trail TWICE. Ate good! <BR> <BR> Twins are trying out for softball - both should make JV if not varsity (they are freshman). <BR> <BR> Sarah has surgery coming up in a week. A minor outpatient procedure related to her physical disabilities (arthrogryposis). <BR> <BR> Wife seem happy and we al... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 20:22:38 EST Next Week Goals (Monday - Friday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4052678 Goals for next week - Monday through Friday. <BR> <BR> Let's try this again - Calories between 1800 - 2000 <BR> Exercise - 4 hours minimum <BR> BIG ONE - 1 no cookie day (no cookies, cake, candy for 1 day - got diet jello for dessert) <BR> Protein - 100g <BR> Sleep - 7 hours <BR> <BR> Weekend (next Saturday Sunday) <BR> Calories less than 2500 <BR> Exercise - hour each day <BR> <BR> Other Goals - <BR> Read Jesus, His Life and Teaching (Joseph F, Girzone) - The merging of the Gospels into ... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 21:42:37 EST Did you know you can find out who added you as a friend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4048256 This blog by ON2VICTORY has a link to the mutual friend page which shows you who added you as a friend and either has or has not been added as a friend. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4045988 </link> <BR> <BR> Today was a great day - calories was less than 2000, walked 55 minutes, overall a great day. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:18:04 EST This Week's Plan - Day 1 - Mixed Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4036366 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> I was doing real good today - right up to dinner - Mac n Cheese and Ham. Not exactly an ideal meal for this effort but awfully tasty. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals this week and result <BR> 2000 calorie maximum in - OOPS - 2346 calories <BR> 500 calories exercising a day minimum - WOOHOO - 800 calories <BR> 100g minimum protein - OOPS - 94 <BR> 7 hours minimum sleep - WOOHOO - 7 hours <BR> Fitness Center Streak Lives On - 31 <BR> <BR> I try again tomorrow. My ... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:40:48 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama by 1/20/13 Day 98 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4033473 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> As promised – a very good report. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> Calories 1876 calories (Protein 148, Carbs 144, Fat 84) <BR> Exercise 450 calories (Fitness Center 30 min elliptical) <BR> Scales - 338 and falling <BR> Fitness Center work day visits streak is now 30 (today does not count - not a work day) <BR> <BR> A very good day. I ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:58:05 EST Funny thing happened today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4031180 I was having a bad food day (slightly over my calorie limit) following another bad food day. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - got to get with the program - I'm not fallen off the wagon by any means. <BR> <BR> I had a men's breakfast and ordered one of my favorites (corned beef hash, eggs, rye toast, coffee, coffee and hash potatoes). That was over 1000 calories in 1 meal. Had 2 peanut butter sandwiches for lunch (Lego Robotics pizza party to celebrate a successful year). The bread was lower calorie ... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 21:37:35 EST Not my best day but still doing good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4029048 Not my best day but still doing good. My official weight is now in the 330’s - a long way from 375 of November. Lookout 200’s, here I come. <BR> <BR> I went over my calories today thanks to my wife’s cooking. I guess I’ll forgive her this time. Or maybe it was the cookies fault… Calories 2569 (my range 2000-2500). <BR> <BR> I skipped my 60 minute elliptical workout today but did walk the fitness trail - 1.7 miles on a hill side (counts as a fitness center visit so the streak lives on)... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:21:30 EST I had a long blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4026378 I wrote a great blog about my life but I must of had a greater than sign for when i clicked post blog I got the no html message. It said to click to go back and when I did - I got this blank form. <BR> <BR> I guess I'll write my personal feeling another day. I can not complain - the site is free but I do wish they would fix simple stuff like this. Not hard to scan the text and give user a chance to remove any accidental greater than or less than signs. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:14:19 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama by 1/20/13 Day 94 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4023727 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> Another good day in the books. I am eating my veggies and potassium intake is up. Now I need to make some tweaks to get my protein up. After dinner tonight I was way low - less than 70g - Yikes - so I ate a grilled whole wheat ham and cheese sandwich, hard boiled egg and yogurt just to get it up to 102 g - still low end. <BR> <BR> Calories in - 2453 ( thanks grilled cheese sandwich) <BR> Calories out - over 1000 between AM (800) workout and 35 minute wal... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:08:54 EST Diary II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4020800 Diary II <BR> I woke up a little late today <BR> Pre-Workout Food - Cup Orange Juice <BR> Workout - treadmill 20min, StairMaster 10min, Elliptical 10 min 600+ calories <BR> Post Workout Breakfast - 2 cups dry HoneyNut Cheerio clone <BR> Mid-Morning Snacks - 3 oz carrots & 1.22 oz of mixed nuts,sm York peppermint pattie <BR> Lunch - 2.5oz chicken breast, teaspoon mayonaise, 2 cups romaine, 3/4 cup pears <BR> Mid-Afternoon Snacks - Yoplait Light BBerry Yogurt & banana & Reeses 100 cal wafer ba... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:42:03 EST Diary of a Loser (of weight) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4017854 Diary of a Loser <BR> 6am - Dogs woke me up - time for breakfast - told them not yet and ignored them <BR> 6:22 am - Alarm goes off (I was married on 6/22) <BR> 6:45 am - 8oz V8-Fusion Goji-Raspberry <BR> 6:55 am - drop twins at HS <BR> 7:30 am - FC workout - 1050 calories Elliptical (50min), 2 cups water <BR> 9:00 am - Yoplait Light Blueberry yogurt 6oz <BR> 9:10 am - 1.22 oz mixed nuts <BR> 9:25 am - Ate 1 cup HoneyNut Cheerios clone (dry) <BR> 9:30 am - Filled 44oz drink cup with water (5... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:45:32 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama by 1/20/13 Day 90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4012704 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> Calories around 2000 (1647 now having yogurt & nuts later) <BR> 30 minutes @ 3.3mph - walk neighborhood (GPS walk tracker says we went down and back up 430 ft hill / 1.6 miles / 29+ minutes) <BR> Scales - 341 - Soon going to be in the thirties! <BR> <BR> Ate lots of veggies, chicken and venison (lunch) and eggs (... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 20:24:32 EST Buffet for lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4010397 My goal to lose 175 pounds (President Obama's weight - Goal is to lose Obama) <BR> Progress - excellent - over 30 pounds lost since mid-November. <BR> <BR> Recent issue - Hunger (Actually - a strong desire to eat in the brain). <BR> <BR> This morning I elected to postpone my morning workout and sleep in. <BR> Had regular oatmeal with blueberries and a cup of Malt-o-Meal Honeynut Cheerios clone. <BR> <BR> Lunch - went to the Casino's all you can eat with team. Had Turkey, mash potatoes... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:08:38 EST Working Hard to get rid of Obama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4004971 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> Calories less than 2200 <BR> 30 minutes treadmill <BR> 10 minutes stairmaster <BR> 30 minute elliptical <BR> THAT'S 60 MINUTES AND 1000 CALORIES!!! <BR> STREAK LIVES ON 23 days at work in Hershey - 23 Fitness Center visits <BR> <BR> The scales did not like me this AM - like 344 - what happened to 341 - scale keep ... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:34:51 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama by 1/20/13 Day 84 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3996118 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> Calories on pace to be less than 2000 <BR> 30 minutes walking outside (down hill n back up / 3mph) <BR> <BR> Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Superbowl is on - we had a family party with shrimp, chicken breast strips, mini hotdogs and popcorn (light microwave). Steelers are back in the game - WooHoo!!!! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:50:02 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama 1/20/13 Day 83 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3993167 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> Calories on pace to be less than 2000 <BR> 50 minutes Treadmill at home <BR> <BR> Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Hopefully I will not fall asleep while writing this blog. I was so tired last night I fell asleep writing my blog about being too tired to write a blog. I know - I am strange. <BR> <BR> Family cooped up... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 17:21:37 EST Too tired to blog tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3991359 Everything is going real good. <BR> 45 min Elliptical - 90 <BR> <BR> Just too tired need to go to be Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:35:52 EST Please, not another boring update - Day 80 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3985045 Sorry but right now everything is going good. <BR> <BR> Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 80 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> Calories less than 2000 <BR> 35 minutes Elliptical <BR> 10 minutes 3mph treadmill <BR> STREAK LIVES ON - 18 days at work in Hershey - 18 Fitness Center visits <BR> <BR> Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Anot... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 19:46:43 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama 1/20/13 Day 79 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3982074 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 79 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> Calories less than 2000 <BR> 45 minutes Treadmill at home <BR> <BR> Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Worked from home today due to the icy road conditions. May work from home tomorrow too - hope not - work out on treadmill not as intense as elliptical at work. <B... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:12:12 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama 1/20/13 Day 78 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3978831 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 78 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> Calories less than 2000 <BR> 35 minutes Elliptical <BR> STREAK LIVES ON - 16 days at work at Hershey - 16 Fitness Center visits <BR> <BR> Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Losing weight and feeling great! Work out in the AM second workday in a row. Getting home earl... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:11:30 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama 1/20/13 Day 77 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3975159 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 77 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> <BR> I exceeded all my January goals which explains the success I am having. Well - I was suppose to finish reading the Spark book but I have a chapter left. <BR> <BR> February goals will be similar to January. Why mess with success. <BR> <BR> February 2011 Goals <BR> W... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:24:03 EST Obama (fat / not President) is over 17% (30 pounds) gone!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3972678 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 76 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> - Calories less than 2000 <BR> - 35 minutes on my treadmill <BR> <BR> BIG DAY - 30 POUNDS LOST!!!! WOW - THAT IS A LOT OF BLUBBER GONE!!! <BR> <BR> A BIG THANK YOU TO SPARKPEOPLE.COM AND ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS. <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 21:05:52 EST Morning or Night during the quest to lose equivalent of Obama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3970138 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 75 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> - Calories less than 2100 <BR> - 30 minutes elliptical <BR> - STREAK LIVES ON - 16 days at work in Hershey - 16 Fitness Center visits <BR> <BR> Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Another great day in the books! Woke up very early this morning and drove to work's fitnes... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 20:29:52 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama 1/20/13 Day 74 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3967498 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 74 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> - Calories less than 2001 <BR> - 30 minutes elliptical <BR> - STREAK LIVES ON - 15 days at work in Hershey - 15 Fitness Center visits <BR> <BR> Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Everything is going great. Eating right, Exercising, and hopefully motivating my friend and ... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:20:12 EST For Golden Lovers - The story of Rusty with pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3963310 The story of Rusty (?/2004 – 1/23/10) <BR> I gave my wife a high quality golden retriever puppy for Christmas 2004. Her name is Goldie and she is currently sleeping about 4 feet from me. Well Goldie was an active puppy and thought my youngest daughter was a fellow puppy. My wife’s solution to this was to get another dog. <BR> We went to the local pound, but was pretty disappointed at what was available. I went online at Petfinders.com and found a local rescue, Molly’s Place, that had a ... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:33:24 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama 1/20/13 Day 72 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3960873 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 72 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> - Calories less than 2200 <BR> - 30 minutes elliptical <BR> - STREAK LIVES ON - 14 days at work in Hershey - 14 Fitness Center visits <BR> <BR> Wife bought 40 pounds of chicken breasts and 10 pounds of leg quarters. She now trimming fat and skin. I'd help bu... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:07:24 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama 1/20/13 - Day 71 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3957683 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 71 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> - Calories less than 2000 <BR> - 30 minutes elliptical and 10 minutes cool down on treadmill <BR> - STREAK LIVES ON - 13 days at work in Hershey - 13 Fitness Center visits - Kick Ass <BR> - Oops - 28 Day challenge has fallen aside. I don't feel to bad since I am... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:36:16 EST First Lego League - Innovative Solution and Design Trophy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3951534 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 69 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> - Calories less than 2500 <BR> <BR> Spent the day at the FLL Regional tournament in Delaware where my youngest daughter competed (her team Commonwealth Connection Academy Starkids (6 members)) against 37 teams for 8 trophies and her team won the Innovative Soluti... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 23:16:07 EST Goal: Lose Equivalent of Obama by 1/20/13 - Day 63 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3931533 Good Evening Everyone. <BR> No - not a political commentary - my long term goal is to lose the equivalent of President Obama's weight (175lbs). <BR> <BR> Day 63 in the Quest to lose Obama by 1/20/13. <BR> <BR> Highlights <BR> - Completed Day 14 of 28 Day Boot Camp Challenge <BR> - Calories less than 2000 <BR> - Walked 1.6 miles hilly neighborhood in 30 minutes with Reno (dog) and Heather (child) <BR> <BR> Today was another good day. <BR> Worked out - ate really good - not hungry - ... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 21:13:15 EST