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Backsliding Into 2009 Goals

Tuesday, December 30, 2008      7 comments

Here I've been at it for over two years...really committed to this new and healthy lifestyle...and BAM! Some serious backsliding over the past week! My DW wanted to make some holiday goodies...and needed my help. I've done this before, no p... Read more

Frosty The Treadmill!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008      5 comments

Well my son and I managed to dismantle and heft my treadmill up the stairs to our storage room, where I've cleared out space to set it up. We had to reclaim space in our living room for our Christmas tree! Moving that 250 pound treadmill be... Read more

Back On Track!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008      3 comments

I am OVER that bug...and you know...it's kinda weird, but I MISS it...as there isn't ANYTHING that kills the appetite like a gastrointestinal bug...lol! So now my appetite is back, but hey, stuffing with veggies and water. One thing I've n... Read more

The Good News Is...

Sunday, December 14, 2008      1 comments

I'm eating next to nothing these past few days...! The bad news is...this is due to a nasty gastrointestinal bug I'm fighting...ugh! Lots and lots of water...flushing it out as best I can! Don... Read more

Working Out When I Don't Want To...!

Sunday, December 07, 2008      1 comments

Been shopping till we're dropping, my DW & I both yesterday and today...not a lot re: $$$, but a lot of time as my DW is heading in for a surgical procedure (not a biggie, more of a diagnostic step) on Tues and figures she isn't going to feel mu... Read more

Working In Exercise

Monday, December 01, 2008      1 comments

For me, during the week I've GOT to get my exercise in first thing in the morning as I just can NEVER get around to it later. Either I cannot find the time or the day just wears me down to a point where I cannot find the energy to workout later.... Read more

How Will You Know When You've Reached Your Goal (s)?

Saturday, November 29, 2008      0 comments

That was the question posed by today's "Healthy Reflection" email from SP. It got me thinking a bit, as I agree with their point that "If you can clearly state and see what your vision is, you're well on your way to seeing it come to life."... Read more

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 www.realage.com 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


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