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W1D2

Saturday, January 11, 2014      8 comments

I did my 2nd day of the C25K program today. It was a little more difficult than Day 1. I'm not sure why I hit the wall a little more today, but I'm ok with it. I know that progress will come from consistency. It was a bit easier on my ... Read more

Winter Weather

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      3 comments

Still a little cold here in Northeast Ohio. The kids and my wife (who's a teacher) are still off due to the temperatures. That makes an extra three days on their Christmas break. Since I work from home most of the time, it's nice having them ... Read more

Brrrr...

Monday, January 06, 2014      5 comments

It's Monday, it's cold, and I have to work. Usually a combination that would leave me in a funk. Today, however, I'm feeling pretty good. I am feeling a lot of energy and can't wait to get done with work for the day so I can spend some time d... Read more

I Won't Start Over

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      8 comments

I'm not ashamed of my inconsistency anymore. I'm not going to wallow in my own self-pity again. I'm not committing myself to start something new. I'm simply accepting my mistakes, taking responsibility for my actions and understanding that wh... Read more

Just Another Day

Thursday, January 10, 2013      6 comments

Today I was thinking about my commitment to start blogging more frequently and realized that I don't always have something profound to talk about and that's ok. I intend to use this not as a source of ultimate wisdom for others but as a journal... Read more

SURPRISE!!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      3 comments

I have been back on SP for about a week now. I actually have been slowly working into the healthier living for about 3 weeks though. I gave up pop last week as I mentioned in a previous post. I couldn't be happier about it. It made me misera... Read more

Quick weekend check-in

Saturday, January 05, 2013      4 comments

It's hard for me to find time on the weekend to spend much time sparking, but thought I would take a minute for a quick check-in. Today was much better with getting over the caffeine. I did still fight a headache, but not as bad as yesterday. ... Read more

Caffeine Free Fog

Friday, January 04, 2013      5 comments

It's now day two without the nectar of the gods (my several daily bottles of Mountain Dew). Although I know I need to improve the quality of my diet, my biggest challenge to weight loss has always been my addiction to pop. I can rarely be foun... Read more

Yo-Yo Whiplash

Thursday, January 03, 2013      6 comments

For anyone that's been on the Yo-Yo, you know what my title is about. It's the emotional and physical pain of working incredibly hard to achieve success and then letting it all go and ending up right back where you started (or sometimes higher ... Read more

Another week down!

Friday, July 08, 2011      5 comments

Life has been hitting me hard lately. I don't mean with extremely high stress situations or anything, just REALLY busy. I have not been putting my fitness near the top of my priority list and as a result I have stalled out. I haven't gained, ... Read more

Family Time Fitness

Friday, July 01, 2011      7 comments

My family and I just recently tried out a new activity we heard about. It has been around for around 10 years now, but I'm just finding out about it. It's called Geocaching. For those who haven't heard about it (like me), it involves using a ... Read more

Check-in

Saturday, June 25, 2011      9 comments

It's been a really hectic week with work, church, my son's baseball games (making up a bunch that were cancelled in the torential rain storms earlier this summer), and so much more. I haven't been able to Spark much this week, but I have kept p... Read more

Are you prepared for change?

Thursday, June 16, 2011      10 comments

I just read a message board post that got me thinking about my own history with weight loss. When I first came to SparkPeople over two years ago I did something incredible (for me), I lost over 40 pounds. Now there are a number of reasons that... Read more

Who am I?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      8 comments

I just recently met someone here on SparkPeople that sent me a very detailed BIO after we became friends. I wanted to reciprocate and send him my story and as I wrote it I realized I've never really shared so much of my story here. So I decide... Read more

The Power of Momentum

Monday, June 13, 2011      7 comments

Some things come easy while some things require more effort than any one person may think possible. The latter is the way I have felt about the monumental weight loss effort that I have in front of me. That is until I actually started doing it... Read more


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