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10 Days and Counting...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008      1 comments

As I wait for this blasted blister to heal, I am all too painfully realizing how much my daily cardio has helped my energy levels and mood...because the ABSENCE of cardio has me feeling like a listless slug! This has been a record for me of NOT ... Read more

Long Time No Blog!

Thursday, March 06, 2008      2 comments

Thought I would just update great flashes of insight here, just day-to-day Something inevitably comes up to break my stride, but have been doing my best to continue to get on the treadmill daily and strength-training ... Read more

La Fiesta Follow Up

Tuesday, February 12, 2008      0 comments

For anyone interested in sampling or even buying a couple of mp3 on this album, I've included a link to Amazon where you can listen to songs from the album and consider buying a track or two. Sadly, Sometime Ago / La Fiesta isn't one of the trac... Read more

La Fiesta Groove...I'm baaaack! :-)

Sunday, February 10, 2008      3 comments

I've been babying myself on my treadmill all week long and yesterday I just kept bumping up the speed and my mp3 player dished up "Sometime Ago / La Fiesta" by Chick Corea and his original and best Return to Forever band. This song is an in... Read more

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

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