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DDOORN's Blogs

In Search of the Elusive "Runner's High"...!
Monday, November 24, 2008      4 comments

During my 45 min. treadmill session today I jogged for 21 min. which is my record! Usually I walk @ 4.0 mph throughout the majority of my session with a couple upbeat songs @ 5.0 mph, occasionally 6.0 mph. But today I jumped right in at 5.0 mph ... Read more
Jump Starting...
Sunday, November 09, 2008      5 comments

Okay, so enough whining, time for action! Before the pellet stove could get things to blasted hot in here this morning, I hopped onto the treadmill for what I hoped would be a longer, 60 minute session. In the good old days, 60-70 min. sess... Read more
Losing My Spark!
Saturday, November 08, 2008      8 comments

Lately, despite all my success, I feel like I've run out of steam. My Spark has been flickering for reasons I can't quite pinpoint. As many of you know, I would REALLY like to break into ONE-ville someday, but lately I just haven't been able to ... Read more
Niagara Falls, CA / Letchworth State Park, NY
Saturday, October 25, 2008      5 comments

My wife and I had a mini-vacation (Tues through Thurs.) to Niagara Falls and took a stupendous detour on our way home through Letchworth State Park, our own New York State waterfall wonder! Unfortunately the wind was knocked from my sails t... Read more
Another Year Younger...!
Friday, October 17, 2008      5 comments

Yesterday was my 52nd birthday and a great way I've found to celebrate which I've been doing over the past couple of years has been to complete ALL the questions at Last year I was growing younger by s... Read more
Freewheelin' Skinny Santa!
Sunday, October 12, 2008      3 comments

Got out for the bike ride I've been yearning for! Had my bright red t-shirt on for visibility and a pair of biking gloves which my sister gave me for my upcoming birthday. Thing is, they're bright kelly green as they are Michigan State Universit... Read more
No Matter What: I'm Gonna Get Out and RIDE!
Friday, October 10, 2008      3 comments

Although I have been crazy / busy with: my 60 hour work week, no water in our house for 3 days, mastering the art of shampooing, scrubbing up and rinsing with only a half gallon of water... :-) , a well that appears to be ... Read more
On Keeping the SPARK Alive!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008      5 comments

What I think I'm finding out is that it is a bit of a let down in a way when all the BIG weight losses are made and all one has in the future are itty-bitty losses which seem to take TREMENDOUS efforts and persistence to accomplish! I find ... Read more
Back To The Hills!
Sunday, September 21, 2008      3 comments

Pretty good day today! Mowed lawns for a couple hours and later on headed out for our local state park for some biking and QUICKLY found out how spoiled I was biking such flat terrain lately! Those hills were something else, but I REFU... Read more
Trouble Kicking Up The Motivation on the Home Stretch!
Thursday, September 18, 2008      4 comments

Long time no blog! I think that is symptomatic of my latest rut: Success can breed complacency! I'm about 18 months into SP and if I could just nail 220 by December this would be 100# lost in two years' time. However I started SP in April s... Read more
Wednesday, August 27, 2008      6 comments

One of the good things about client cancellations (shhh, don't tell '!) is that I can slip on home and nab some extra time on my bicycle! Which I was able to do yesterday! :-) Tomorrow I thought of a nifty way to work in extra bicy... Read more
A Sea Change
Tuesday, August 26, 2008      2 comments

Reading a post by another Team member this morning, I realized that I've undergone such a transformation over the past couple of years in focusing on my health and wellness, at first on my own and since 04/2007 with the help of all of you in the... Read more
Summer's End...
Thursday, August 21, 2008      4 comments

Long time no blog! Been back from my week out in MI with my son since 8/12. Had a wonderful time at our family reunion and got VERY acquainted with Kalamazoo, which is where my son will be working as a Physician Assistant. There are terrif... Read more
Recovering My Weekend
Monday, August 04, 2008      6 comments

Due to staying up too late a couple of nights and oversleeping, I lost my Spark for a couple of days (Fri. / Sat.) and didn't do ANY cardio...finally got off my duff yesterday and did 50 mins. treadmill and 60 min. biking...getting braver about ... Read more
Watermelon Loses Out...!
Sunday, August 03, 2008      4 comments

I had some fun volunteering to sell beverages for our local Catholic Charities at the SpiedieFest & Balloon Rally on Friday night:
.aspx Great pics of the hot air balloons at this site...a motivator ... Read more

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