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Precision clockwork
Saturday, July 23, 2016      5 comments

The scale read 379.4 this morning for a 1.4 pound loss. People that know me keep asking me how I feel. My usual response is, "I'm feeling alright, not 100%, but not bad enough to go to the hospital". Diane is really the only person I encounte... Read more
Progress Report 9 weeks
Sunday, July 17, 2016      4 comments

It's been 9 weeks since I have been discharged from the hospital, and the changes since then have been subtle, some dramatic, and some not noticeable at all. Last time I wrote about the challenge being tough. My efforts were successful in ... Read more
The Challenge is tough, am I tougher?
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      4 comments

Since my last visit to the Cardiology team June 30, I have been in a challenge that is locking my attention and has me confounded at times. Going into the appointment, I was confident and poised with my nutrition plan and how I've been executin... Read more
In the shop for a check up
Thursday, June 30, 2016      5 comments

I took the old Ford into the shop today for a scheduled check up and I got some good news and some surprises. First up, the good news. My weight is down another 1.7 pounds from 5 days ago. Wonderful. I have validation again that what I'm doi... Read more
Surprises along the way...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      5 comments

I have been chugging along on my nutrition plan and I am still feeling quite well for only being out of the hospital only a little over a month. I am sleeping well at night and waking up at the same time every morning without the alarm clock. ... Read more
Had a pit stop today
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      5 comments

Positives from today's appointment with the cardiologist: *My blood pressure continues to be controlled within an acceptable range *My weight continues in the correct direction, I had another 2 pound loss since my last weigh-in *T... Read more
4 weeks
Sunday, June 12, 2016      4 comments

Today, I went to the gym for my weigh in. I was pleased with the result. The last time I had weighed in was May 25th and I wasn't pleased with that result as it was over the amount I was discharged from the hospital and the exact same weight a... Read more
On the road to Feeling good again!
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      4 comments

On May 17th 2016 I wrote about the roads and different paths that I have been on over the past 3 1/2 years. Today, I am on the road to Feeling good again! In my present position, I would be in an old, beat up Ford on a dirt road in Maine and Fee... Read more
2 Weeks
Sunday, May 29, 2016      6 comments

It will be 2 weeks today that I was discharged from the hospital. In the past 2 weeks, I have not been very active, which is not a huge change for me. The improvements that are: * I am not gasping for air after short bouts of activi... Read more
I've been on this road before...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      3 comments

There's something about being on a familiar path or trail. Sometimes it means the person is going home. It could mean you are travelling to work. In some cases, the destination on that path leads to a place that the person travelling the path... Read more
Mission Possible (Week 12 of 26)
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      2 comments

...and I thought last week was challenging! Getting comfortable in my new gym is not a problem. I am mostly all alone in the middle of the night working out. The challenging part is now that I am working a "regular" work week for the last few... Read more
Mission Possible (Week 11 of 26)
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      3 comments

Week 11 of this 26 week plan was probably the most challenging week to me so far. Not really given a choice, I was assigned a route of daily pickups and drop-offs at work that is quite lucrative. Only problem is that I have to begin each day ... Read more
Mission Possible (Week 10 of 26)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      3 comments

Ten full weeks of my plan and it met the holidays. As for my nutrition, I was somewhat careful a few days but had at it over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend so some of my numbers calorie wise were quite high, but the nutrient levels strayed ov... Read more
Mission Possible (Week 9 of 26)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      2 comments

It has been nine full weeks of solid nutrition and exercise after I recovered from pneumonia and I’m hitting it pretty hard. There were small improvements on the measurements and another 2 pounds of body weight lost. Here are the numbers: ... Read more
Mission Possible (week 8 of 26)
Monday, November 12, 2012      4 comments

Eight full weeks of careful nutrition and regular exercise are paying off. First off the strength…I have increased the weights on the Horizontal Leg Press to 195 pounds for the first set of 15 reps then to 155 for the 2nd set and 115 for ... Read more

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