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Beast Mode Challenge

Saturday, May 02, 2015      6 comments

Hopefully this challenge will give me the kick in the pants, er.. motivation I need. 1. Weight training at least 4 days per week. 2. Cardio 3 days per week at least 10 minutes per session, (walk, run, bike, etc.) 3. Lose 3-4 pounds... Read more

Feeling Better

Friday, May 03, 2013      6 comments

The "drain and shot" seems to be holding up. The right knee is much better, even managed 30 minutes on the exercise bike. Let's hope the swelling and stiffness are gone away for awhile. Excelsior!... Read more

Rough Day

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      4 comments

Doctor drained the right knee and put in a shot of cortisone. Should be feeling better tomorrow. Got a flat after work and couldn't get the spare down from the undercarriage of the minivan. Needed Thor's mighty hammer! Called AAA and they weren'... Read more

New Reading Material

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      0 comments

In order to look a little more like my avatar and a little less like current self, I'm reading "Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More Muscle. Burn More Fat. Have More Sex" . Certainly an engaging title. ... Read more

Interesting Evening

Thursday, March 14, 2013      2 comments

I attended a "running" seminar at a local runner's store by the name of Fleet Feet. Charlie (the store's owner) is not only a knowledgeable and experienced runner but a great guy. I always knew there had to be a right or better way to run, I jus... Read more

Strange - Like Old TImes

Sunday, March 10, 2013      3 comments

Strange experience during this afternoon's workout. I actually got sick to my stomach and well, I'll spare you the gory details. Haven't have that happen since high school wrestling practice some 40 years ago. Needless to say I didn't finish th... Read more

I Stepped In It Now!

Saturday, March 09, 2013      7 comments

Our CEO is a big proponent of health and fitness (who over 30 isn't) and supports a number of company initiatives to support employee wellness. One of his favorite fitness events is the local Corporate Challenge ( ... Read more

Monday Morning Blues

Monday, March 04, 2013      5 comments

It's painfully obvious that my horrible weekend choices are destroying my successes during the week. I need to break out of this loop. I went through a similar cycle during the 2 month holiday period which has undone 3 months of work. Just trac... Read more

Lost Week

Sunday, October 21, 2012      4 comments

Well, haven't done a single thing right all week; no planning, no tracking food, and worse of all no exercise. The scale certainly reflects the facts! Just right the week off to "overcome by events". Time to dust myself off and get moving forw... Read more


Sunday, October 14, 2012      2 comments

I haven't written anything in a while so here goes. Just returned from spending a week with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson down in North Carolina. Needless to say the weather is a little warmer than in upstate New York! We were there to he... Read more

This Week's Medical Exams

Friday, August 17, 2012      2 comments

Thank you each and everyone for your support and kind comments on the condition of the Becker family. In the grand scheme of things turned out fine. Mom is doing fine and her cardiologist agreed to "turn up" her pacemaker and she immediately ... Read more

A Pain in the Neck ..

Monday, August 13, 2012      6 comments

Literally speaking. I have a neck issue that crops up occasionally (a couple times a year). I normally go to the chiropractor and after a few treatments I'm good to go again. Unfortunately, not this time. After 4 weeks of treatments I'm about ... Read more

Promise not to quit pledge (Credit to MNABOY's blog)

Friday, August 03, 2012      4 comments

"Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myse... Read more

Morning Weigh-In, 30 July

Monday, July 30, 2012      5 comments

My weight is down a pound after two weeks of no movement, but down never the less. The better news is this morning's monthly measurements. The waist has drop a quarter of an inch over the last month. Additional good news is that the arms, legs ... Read more

What I learned about me!

Saturday, July 28, 2012      4 comments

Much like the research shows, it takes me about 90 days of consistent effort to establish a new habit, such as tracking food. On the bright side, I also have found the best way of eliminating an old negative habit is by substituting a new one. S... Read more

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