Keep on Sparking
Calories in must be less than calories out for weight loss to occur. That is a complicated formula to write out though, there are other factors like metabolism changes caused by medications (my issues) and plateaus from doing the same exercise ... Read more
Day 1095 = 3 years at Sparkpeople
Today is my 1095th day at Sparkpeople. That is a long time. I have learned a lot here and continue... Read more
Maybe so, maybe not
I was trying to achieve 100,000 spark points this week, it might be possible if I get a few nice bonus spin rolls. The team bonus wheel was not very kind today, unfortunately, I might not make it by Saturday night if I get another day such as t... Read more
Goal! Weight loss achieved!
I hit my goal weight today, plus an extra pound of loss besides. I have been working very hard and consistently at this and it is paying off. I am SUPER PSYCHED! From 312 pounds to 224 is a lot of weight loss, 88 pounds. I hope to continue t... Read more
nieces birthday / MI Awareness
Two of my sisters daughters have birthdays today, a family get together is planned. The older is 8 years old and the younger is 3 now. I'll struggle to stay within my calorie goals with pizza, cake and ice cream for the dinner tonight, but one... Read more
I harvested a batch of tomatoes for canning today. The water bath canning is now completed, from picking, washing, blanching to remove the skins and cores and chop the tomatoes, heating them on the stove, preparing the jars and lids, and proces... Read more
Last month: right on target
The last month has been great. My weigh in this morning showed a 10.4 pound loss over the last month, which averages to 1/3rd of a pound per day, or 1% of my body weight per week for me. Perfect. I am so happy and proud to be on track and see... Read more
Bread and Butter Pickles
Today was pickling day number 1, I processed about 8 pounds of cucumbers into 12 pints of bread and butter pickles. That was for harvest number 1 of the cucumbers, it looks like we will have that many 2 or more times over by the way they are fl... Read more
I gathered my first big broccoli harvest of the year, 7 1/4 lbs! This is more than I have grown in previous years, 10 heads of the 17 plants were ready at once. We washed them, chopped and blanched them, and now in the freezer for later, and h... Read more
I have been pretty active lately with fishing from the shore at the State Park, I don't own a boat so all my trips are when fishing is good near the land.
I went out May 21 and caught a limit (25) of bluegills, caught a bunch of creek chubs... Read more
Weekend Good and Bad
This past weekend I spent at my friend's home 3 hours away across the great state of Michigan with a couple of other old college buddies. Hard to believe it has been so long, we graduated in '96 and still get together every several years. I ha... Read more
Helped my friend move today
No guy likes to get called to help family or friends move. My closest friend is moving from Michigan to Texas and needed help loading up his car with large items that aren't being moved by the shipping company. He had a skiing mishap and wiped... Read more
May be the flu...
My fever isn't too high yet, but body aches and head aches, stomach aches, very tired, and kind of nauseated, these are not regular cold symptoms. The flu is going around here pretty hard and I didn't get my shot this year. I feel like going t... Read more
Level up today, WooHoo!
Reward system. I worked hard to reach level 18, lots of fitness minutes. I feel good.
I bought myself some used books online as a thank you to myself for reaching this goal. Go me!... Read more
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