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Patriot Guard Riders (PGR)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      11 comments

You may ask "What does this have to do with "Exercise or Nutrition"? Well it is a little serendipity, if you will. Riding a motorcycle burns 2.8 calories/min. and standing in a Flag-Line burns 3.5 calories/ min. The average ride on a local missi... Read more

Getting Over A Bad Day

Sunday, October 03, 2010      5 comments

What a roller-coaster this past 9 months has been since I joined Spark! Sometimes the "Bad" days overshadow the "Good" days. Bad days have consisted of: lack of motivation, personal issues, health issues and .....life in general, gets in the way... Read more

Delayed Motorcycle Trip!

Friday, October 01, 2010      4 comments

Had my trip all planned and could already taste the In-N-Out burger in Redding CA. I decided to do my bike a favor and change its oil before leaving. Long story short is when I put the drain plug in it cracked my oil pan. I guess I don't know my... Read more

Getting Over The Negatives

Thursday, September 30, 2010      6 comments

It has been a tough year for losing friends in motorcycle accidents. In the last 4 mos. I have lost 6 friends. I have been riding motorcycles for over 35 years, and all of a sudden 6 friends gone. Four from the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR), 1 fro... Read more

Inspiration Needed? Then This is a Must See.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      4 comments

Found this very inspirational Video clip about one person journey. I guess you could say he reached his "Ah-Hah" moment and pulled himself up. I have met so many Sparkers over the past 9 months who have done the same thing. I have been so inspir... Read more

Ego Buster!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010      5 comments

For all my motorcycle (Bike) friends and future bikers. If you, bikers, deny this has ever happened to you, you may not be telling the truth or your time is coming. If you own a motorcycle long enough your day will come. In my case it has came ... Read more

More Wind in my sails today...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      7 comments

I think I have reconciled my feelings and emotions. My feelings and emotions over the past 5 days have been like a "E Ticket" ride on a roller-coaster. It has been a tough 5 days since I lost my friend, Fred, in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 1... Read more

Wind Taken From My Sails Today

Saturday, September 11, 2010      16 comments

While Sparkin today I saw an email come in from a group I belong to, Patriot Guard Riders (PGR). We are are motorcycle group, including cars, Our main goal is to attend funerals for Veterans and stand a flag line in their honor and to protect th... Read more

Finally Below 220 lbs.!!!

Friday, September 03, 2010      20 comments

I have been waiting a long time for the 2teen lbs.!!! Well I weighed in this morning and weighed in at 216 lbs. I am not ready to publish this weigh-in on my tickler because it may not be steady yet. However I am very comfortable posting 219 lbs... Read more

What to do when "GOAL WEIGHT' is reached??

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      5 comments

I have seen my goal-weight reached on several past occasions over the years, just to see it wane away. It is much harder to maintain goal-weight once the "goal" is met. Easy to let your guard down and allow the pizzas, ice cream,....etc, creep b... Read more

Hood To Coast 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010      13 comments

I have never wrote about my Hood To Coast (HTC) adventures before, but this time I am more attune than previous years. This time I know a team who is running! It is a long night, 12 hours on the motorcycle, but this time I had people to root for... Read more

That D@%& BMI Chart? (OR) Truthful Roadmap?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      6 comments

I came across this BMI chart this morning while collecting my SparkPoints while reading articles. (Worth 3 points you know and gotta have them!) For about 2 hours afterwards, I did a lot of negative self-talking. Discouragement hit big time. I h... Read more

Prostate...Good News!!

Friday, August 20, 2010      12 comments

I went to see the doctor last March to discuss the PSA readings concerning my Prostate. The reading was just above the high limit, 4.06, with the first exam (causing me some stress) and 4 weeks later the PSA was higher at 4.23. (more stress). Th... Read more

Treadmil Embarrassment!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010      14 comments

If you have run on a treadmill, long enough, sooner or later you will have an embarrassing story to tell. I was jogging on the treadmill, at 24Hour Fitness, while talking (me listening mostly) to someone who was standing in front of me. My foot ... Read more

The 2-teens lbs are getting close!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      6 comments

I am getting within sniffing distance of 219 lbs... Only 6 lbs to go! emoticon A far cry from the 277 lbs I st... Read more


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