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Wearing Down Willpower
The blog post by CANNIE50 a couple of weeks ago about willingness versus willpower got me thinking how I approach the use of willpower in trying to lose weight. I have tried to focus more on "wantpower" than "willpower" throughout this journey, ... Read more
Kaia the cat: Sadness, relief
My 19-year-old cat Kaia had a 2+ minute seizure the other night. It seemed that her seizures were getting more frequent and lasting longer. She was getting wea... Read more
I felt so fit--until yesterday...
Yesterday I went to Muay Thai and boxing, and was having a great time until my boxing coach Ty popped a fitness assessment on us. He had us do 1 minute tests where we had to do as many line touches (running back and forth and counting the laps),... Read more
The Week in Review: Punched in the Face By a Supermodel
People seemed to enjoy seeing pictures of my new coaches in my last "Week in Review" blog. I guess they are both pretty attractive. I never really thought of my Muay Thai coach, Eric, as hot before...he's just Eric, a guy who I trained with on a... Read more
JILLBYBEAN25 on the disconnect in SparkLand
SparkPeople is such a vast virtual land, it's easy to get overwhelmed with trying to connect to people. JILLYBEAN25 wrote a blog entry talking about feeling disconnected on Spark. Her blog got me thinking about ways that I could be a better frie... Read more
The Week (and Month) in Review: 75% Me
"If you feel you are down on your luck, check the level of your effort."
September was a very "Eh" month all around. It wasn't awful, but definitely not a month that I look back on and harbor super fond memories... Read more
Awesome blog from MUSICALLYMINDED about facing our fears
My good SparkPal MUSICALLYMINDED wrote a great blog about facing our fears. Tracy has really stood in the face of challenges and plunged in head on. I really admire how she can acknowledge a challenge or fear, yet is able to forge ahead. I have ... Read more
The Last Marathon
"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work."
My brother John running Twin Cities Marathon, October 2nd, 2011--he is in the green t... Read more
Weight Loss is a Sport
"For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement."
-Pierre de Coubertin
Most sports have a pre-season during which athletes prepare their bodies for the tough task of their sport. Then there is "peak" training... Read more
Reality Check: Oh, the absurdity of dumb excuses...
***WARNING: A couple o' swear words used in satirical fashion in this blog.***
"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer."
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Must-Read Blog from CANNIE50: Willpower vs. Willingness
CANNIE50 wrote a must-read blog about the difference between willpower and willingness. Her wisdom has been invaluable throughout my journey, and this blog shows one of the many reasons why she is an awesome SparkPeep.
A couple of snippets:... Read more
The Week in Review: Rambling Randomness
I had all sorts of ideas for blogs this week, but I didn't finish them. I had all sorts of ideas for my weekly review, but I didn't feel like expanding on them. So, I bring you a generic blog post reminiscent of my week: aimless and apathetic. T... Read more
New evidence that the old "3,500 calorie rule" may not always work
In studying exercise physiology, I have suspected that the old formula of 3,500 calorie deficit=1 pound weight loss formula may not always work. A study done recently shows evidence that there are so many factors, including current body weight, ... Read more
The Week In Review: Me Me Me Me Me!
"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit."
There are very few friends who we know we can truly depend on during the best and worst of times. I have a friend who I met at a... Read more
Bittersweet Birthday: A life celebrated, a hero remembered
My second cousin Bobby, in his younger years.
My mother, brother, and I used to take frequent trips to New York City to visit our family there. Robert Mattson was m... Read more
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