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Sunday, June 05, 2016      10 comments

Appalachian Trail here I come! Just wanted all to know what is happening with me since I've "KIND OF" been away from SP for the last 4 months. Some of you know that for the last 10 months I've been planning an Appalachian Trail hike this summer.... Read more
SOME of the reasons I'm getting healthier.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      11 comments

Heart attack - Stroke - Diabetes - EARLY DEATH? Pick any one option........... or all of if you like. THIS is only SOME of the reasons I have made the conscience decision to go from 350 pounds down to 273 (as of this morning). Today I did... Read more
I WILL "Sing That Victory Song"
Monday, January 25, 2016      12 comments

Monday Jan. 25, 2016 It's been 22 days since my status was last updated. My "Feels Like Gauge" has been poking me often and daily about getting back into the "correct" mode. Since the holidays began, staying in a routine aro... Read more
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      10 comments

It's been 5 months to the day since I started this journey on July 2nd, 2015. Some of it hasn't been all that great and some of it has. That's the way life is too isn't it? 5 months - and - 65 pounds ago. From 350 to 285.5 this morning. An av... Read more
10 November 1775 - HAPPY 240th BIRTHDAY MARINES!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      9 comments

Happy 240th Birthday to all my Marine Corps brothers and sisters out there. Nothing much more needs to be said. You all know what you did and how you feel about it. About the brotherhood, the team work, the good times and the bad. You went throu... Read more
From RoughSeas to Smooth Sailing Through the Horse Latitudes
Sunday, October 11, 2015      9 comments

Oct. 11, 2015 Well TODAY I hit a MILESTONE on my weight loss journey. It seems like it took forever to get here but it really only took just a week over 3 months. Since starting at 350 pounds on July 2nd, 2015, I have finally reached the miles... Read more
52 Cheez-it's and a glass of wine
Saturday, September 12, 2015      12 comments

Well, I’m sitting here thinking to myself I’m down 38 pounds. WOW! How cool is that? Down from 350 pounds. Let me say this about that. YES, I’m damn glad I am down 38 pounds. Pretty darn proud of myself to actually be truthful about it. At th... Read more
Proud Sparker!
Saturday, August 22, 2015      12 comments

Proud yes, but I have to remember what is contributed to Elvis Presley as saying, "If you let your head get too big it'll break your neck." Proud yes! Big headed? No way! So far I have succeeded in my weight loss endeavors through exercise... Read more
My pants size? Why Jumbo Petite of course!
Thursday, August 20, 2015      9 comments

Well, I could have sluffed off my walk today. I could have said, “It’s late.”, or “I’m tired.” Or I just want to kick back and relax with a glass or three of wine”. Is that OK? Would that have been all right? Do I really need to push myself to ... Read more
Monday, August 10, 2015      14 comments

Today I finally went BELOW the 330 mark on the "screamer". I was feeling SUPER about that until it said to me "OK, One of you guys have to get off now!" Well, at least I'm pretty sure that's what I heard in all the creaks and cracks and squeeks ... Read more
Hot! Hot! Damn Hot!
Friday, July 31, 2015      11 comments

Ever see the old Twilight Zone episode where the earth gets closer to the sun every day and people are dying in the streets and even at the end of the program the oil painting the artist was working on is melting, sliding down the canvas? ... Read more
Absolutely Tremendous Day
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      8 comments

Preparing dinner last night, which was my first try at oven baked chicken parmesan, I had a terrific, almost debilitating, pain in my left knee. It's the knee I'd had two surgeries on in the last 17 years. Not replacements mind you just rebuild ... Read more
Back at it again! after an EPIC 8 year fail.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015      11 comments

On April 1st 2007 I said "Goodbye 300ville forever!!!". Well I THOUGHT I had passed below the 300 pound limit forever. That was 8 years ago. Somewhere along the line I gave up Sparkpeople, gave up exercise, gave up the pride in accomplish... Read more
Sunday, April 01, 2007      4 comments

Went below 300 yesterday and DAMN!!!! Am I excited about that!!! I can't tell you the last time my scales saw ANY number that starts with a TWO unless my wife or somebody besides myself got on them. I didn't post yesterday because I just wanted ... Read more
I Feel Fat!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007      0 comments

Every morning when I weigh myself I step on the scale, look straight ahead, and when the scales have stopped screaming I look down to see what the damage is. Or at least look to see if I squeezed all the springs out of them. Also before I look d... Read more