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Okay, time to stir things up a little

Friday, January 11, 2013      6 comments

I had another day of being super hungry yesterday, one that led to eating over 4500 calories. As I discussed in a previous blog, this isn't "binging". I'm not rushing to inhale the food. I'm not craving and caving in to that. I'm not hiding ... Read more

Heart Rate Monitor aka my geek is showing

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      17 comments

A DailySpark blog showing fitness gadgets happened to have the Polar RS100 heart rate monitor shown. I followed the link to Amazon, saw the price, and decided it was time to move ahead with my plan to get one. It arrived on Monday. I didn... Read more

What to do when January 2013 doesn't go as planned?

Sunday, January 06, 2013      27 comments

Did you set goals, make a fresh start, have all sorts of plans for 2013? How are they going? I can see from blog titles and SparkTeam threads that not everyone's month is going according to plan. And it's only the SIXTH of January. I... Read more

State of the Blue42Down - 2013 fitness review

Thursday, January 03, 2013      20 comments

A year ago, after three-and-a-half months active on SparkPeople, with the New Year 2012, I decided to do a review of a variety of statistics about myself - keeping my focus more on fitness than pounds. (** Hehe, hurried to post before midnight ... Read more

The "Magic Trick"

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      22 comments

It's been said before. It will be said again later by others. It bears repeating. There is really only one "Magic Trick" to improving our lives, and that is embodied in a single word: CONSISTENCY It is the magic behind Spark Str... Read more

It's only mid-December, right?

Monday, December 31, 2012      15 comments

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Binge or general Overeating?

Saturday, December 29, 2012      13 comments

This is a question that has been rattling around in my head for a couple weeks now, and I keep swinging back and forth in my answer to myself. Where this started was with a few days this month that I ate well over my calorie range, pretty m... Read more

Biggest Loser Challenge, Round #21

Thursday, December 27, 2012      8 comments

For anyone who has seen my blogs about various things in BLC#20, and has thought it might be fun to try out a challenge like that, registration is now open to new people (new to the BLCs, that is, or even those who missed out on the previous one... Read more

3500 calories adds up to what?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012      17 comments

Some of you may have seen the status on my feed this past week: ************************ BLUE42DOWN wonders if anyone knows the actual source study / calculations used to come up with 3500 calories in a pound of fat. We hear that so oft... Read more

Fifteen months along PLUS Santa Run 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012      22 comments

Time is speeding along. It seems like November was just last week! This month's loss definitely slowed to a crawl. Actually, it was going along better, hitting 167.5 for a couple days. But then I hit a ravenous beast stage where I just c... Read more

What I'm looking for in a Workout Routine

Friday, December 14, 2012      13 comments

Given the responses to my feed, I'm realizing I was less than clear what I'm looking for and why it is frustrating me. (My status was: BLUE42DOWN is getting a little frustrated looking at workout routines -- most focus either heavily on "b... Read more

San Jose's Christmas in the Park

Monday, December 10, 2012      28 comments

Here in San Jose, CA, we have an annual Christmas in the Park event as well as an outdoor ice skating rink called Downtown Ice that runs from around Thanksgiving until New Years (or something like that). I walked down there tonight, meander... Read more

BLC#20 - Final essay =P (My thing, not a challenge)

Saturday, December 08, 2012      20 comments

Back before BLC#20 started, we had some training weekends to give us an idea how the challenges would work. Included in one of those was taking some before pictures, measurements and setting some goals. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Self-deception

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      20 comments

Finally I'm getting to this blog that has been percolating in my mind for over a week. It started when I read NUOVAELLE's blog called: "Dark days" in maintenance. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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November 2012 zips into the past; planning December

Sunday, December 02, 2012      25 comments

Yep, ye olde goal review time. == November goals == 1) Stably below 170 emoticon -- Whoops! Well, I... Read more


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