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Jump Rope Follies

Monday, January 28, 2008      4 comments

Several weeks or so ago I posted an article about the benefits of jumping rope. Well I decided it was time for me to walk the talk and bought a jump rope. Now I knew it would be a challenge, but I had no CLUE as to what a KLUTZ I am...... Read more

Thoughts on my new role as a Team Leader

Wednesday, January 23, 2008      1 comments

I've recently become one of the Team Leaders for All Health Professionals SparkTeam (see link), and had these thoughts while posting to another team leader. I think many of us can relate to hitting rock bottom by having allowed our lives ge... Read more

Another Weight Loss Barrier Breakthrough!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008      4 comments

At long last, I have finally broken through the 250 barrier! Lost 4 pounds this week, dropping to 248...! Woo hoo! Bumping up the intensity of my cardio paid off this week! I read somewhere here at SP that if you rev up your speed at the B... Read more

Body Image Surprise

Friday, January 18, 2008      1 comments

It was such a pleasant startle the other day when a colleague of mine at work shared with me his recent weight loss successes, stating he was down to 274. Of course I gave him a pat on the back and said congrats on the payoff for hard work! ... Read more

Generational Rockout: More Burn For The Buck!

Friday, January 18, 2008      1 comments

Throughout my 'millwork past I have tended to start slow and build to fast, sometimes crescendo finish. Recently I read (was it one of SUNLUVIN's great posts at the All Health Professionals SparkTeam?) how one gets more cardio burn for the buck ... Read more

Bouncing Back / Elliptical Fun

Sunday, January 13, 2008      2 comments

Bouncing back from my December slide! During 6 days of traveling to MI I did no cardio and allowed myself some carbs...but really didn't go crazy...after it was over I was astonished to find I gained 9 pounds! Well in about 18 days I b... Read more

Who's Doing Who?

Wednesday, January 02, 2008      1 comments

Recently feeling a bit *blah* on my treadmill, despite my mp3 player. However when an upbeat song came along by The Who, I noticed a distinct difference in the way I was stepping along and although it's a bit tricky to define, it felt like I was... Read more

Crawling Back From the *Flabby-Daze*!

Friday, December 28, 2007      2 comments

Ugh... Missed too many cardio days (only six, but felt like SIXTY!) and allowed myself too many carbies. I struggle to figure out exactly HOW I let things go and I guess it was just too much of a shake up in my routine combined with ongoing... Read more

Wings Clipped by a Nose!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007      3 comments

My wings are clipped today by a horrible bout of allergies or something that keeps my nose running, stuffed up, constant tickle that often, but not always, leads to a sneeze. I was awoken in the middle of the night out of a sound sleep, si... Read more

Good Calories, Bad Calories

Wednesday, December 12, 2007      0 comments

Sadly here is further evidence of how politicized almost ANYTHING can become! Good Calories, Bad Calories By Courtney E. Martin, AlterNet Posted on December 12, 2007, Printed on December 12, 2007 If you spend much time at all tryin... Read more

Fanfare For the Purple Toes

Sunday, December 09, 2007      2 comments

My old Asics HAD to go...! The plastic was wearing through the heel and blistering my heel. I had looked around extensively but couldn't find a replacement until recently. Great! My wife said, we can wrap 'em for under the tree. Okay, but ... Read more

Holiday Revelations

Friday, December 07, 2007      1 comments

It has been about a year since I decided to make a serious commitment to a healthier lifestyle and begin to give up all these pounds once and for all. Last December 2006 I had become deathly ill with some gastrointestinal matter wh... Read more

Thanksgiving Recovery

Friday, November 23, 2007      1 comments

Well, I allowed myself to cut lose yesterday and am pushing myself on the treadmill to make up for it. Also right back to healthy eating today. Broke my record again on the 'mill yesterday with 87 minutes and another 61 today. Also revving up my... Read more

View From The 'Mill (First Snowfall)

Monday, November 19, 2007      1 comments

Our first winter's snowfall has graced our countryside this morning and try as I may to wince over the cold and discomfort which the winter brings, I am entranced all over again as I get started on my treadmill in the dark and watch the sun grad... Read more

Broke My Record!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007      3 comments

Broke my record today with a big help from Carlos Santana's Live @ Montreaux DVD...81 minutes on the treadmill and that was after a half hour of an upper-body strength-building workout...woo hoo! This is such an inspirational live concert!!... Read more

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