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FIRST 5K!!

Sunday, August 08, 2010      22 comments

emoticon Ran my first ever 5K!! What an experience! Never considered myself a runner, on purpose that is, but none-... Read more

Discouraging Plateaus?

Friday, July 30, 2010      6 comments

One thing I have learned from SparKPeople is that changing a lifestyle is something you do for a lifetime. Personally my previous lifestyle is directly responsible for me getting up to 277 lbs. I am now down to 232 lbs that has taken me 8 months... Read more

Tough week for dieting

Thursday, July 01, 2010      2 comments

It is a real mix of "eating" emotions when I am on vacation. The Hotel has a free hot breakfast and Dinner. (I know it is not really free but I like to think so). Knowing all that food is there and I have as much as I want, along with beer and ... Read more

My First Surprise Encouragement!

Saturday, June 26, 2010      9 comments

The morning started out as usual, feed the dog, let her out the 2nd time to take care of some business, make coffee, eat a fiberOne bar and do some Sparking. I need to Spark early in the morning to help get motivated for the remainder of the day... Read more

Motorcycle Road Trip

Wednesday, June 23, 2010      7 comments

Finished 2 road trips already this year. First one on May 7th, 6200 miles, was the Run For The Wall that started in Los Angeles heading for Washington DC for the Vietnam Wall. After leaving Portland we headed for Redding CA. (for my In-N-Out Bur... Read more

Motorcycle Show & Shine

Sunday, June 20, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday was my motorcycle chapters annual charity event. I belong to the Star Riding & Touring Portland Chapter 146. Our event raises money for our charity we have been helping support for the past 3 years. We raise money for the Candleligh... Read more

My Turning Point/Epiphany

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      6 comments

Something causes a person to make a change/epiphany. Sometimes it takes the direct THREAT of death to get a person to change. My turning point was October 3, 2009. I had all the symptoms of a heart attack. I went to the emergency room, then tr... Read more

Plateau Busting

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      9 comments

I have read several articles on breaking Plateaus but find it hard to implement. There are so many factors. I increase my workout times and increase or decrease calorie intake...and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. What I need to con... Read more

Back from RFTW 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      7 comments

Made it back safe and sound from the Run For The Wall motorcycle event. Did not make it "All the way" this year but did make it to Odessa Texas. This is the 22nd annual run from Los Angeles to Washington DC the place of the Vietnam Memorial. I m... Read more

Road Trip Ready or Not!!

Friday, May 07, 2010      4 comments

Well D-Day is here and no more trying to get ready...I have to be ready!!! Still worried about my nutrition and exercise routine and getting out of my controlled comfort zone. I have been so regimented for 4 months very controlled nutrition and ... Read more

Hit My Weight Goal Today

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      11 comments

I hit my 1st weight goal I set for the 4 months since I started my nutrition and fitness program. I began my program on 12/28/09 at 277 lbs. My weigh-in today is down 43 lbs weighing in at 234 lbs. WooWoo!! The goal is none to soon because my g... Read more

Thanks to SparkPeople: Close to Goal!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010      5 comments

Only 2 more pounds to go until I reach my goal for May. WooWoo!!! I have learned to like that word. To date I have seen 41 lbs disappear since Dec. 28, 2009. It has been 4 months has passed since I started with nutrition and fitness. I am thankf... Read more

Great to be in SHAPE!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010      4 comments

My friend and I had a great workout being amateur loggers last Wednesday. I have a lot on the Washington Long Beach Peninsula that has many trees on them. The associations CC & R's require only a 24 foot height level limit. My plan was to just... Read more

Sore Muscles

Monday, April 12, 2010      7 comments

I have been working out hard, in my humble opinion, for the past 3 months and I am still sore everyday. I try to change my workouts from cardio lower body, then upper body, and the same with strength exercises. I have taken 2 days off in a row ... Read more

Natural "No-Doze"

Friday, April 09, 2010      1 comments

My normal routine was to get home sit in front of the TV, eat dinner and lay around like a slug because I felt to tired and totally drained of energy. I needed to change-up my routine. It all boiled down to being bored and in a rut. I start... Read more


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