1,000-2,499 SparkPoints 2,220


Progress Is Nice
Sunday, March 28, 2010      3 comments

I've completed 3 months of solid workouts with a trainer at my gym, 3 evenings a week. These have included strength training, functional training, stability work and cardio. I can see small changes in my body but I feel entirely different. I ... Read more
What's Wrong with Me?
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      5 comments

I know myself pretty well. I've known my innnermost thoughts for half a century. I am a keen student of myself. But things have turned wierd and I don't have an explanation. Yesterday I ran for 5 miles. It was for me a historic run. Wh... Read more
Do the Program, Get the Results
Sunday, March 14, 2010      4 comments

Just passed the 1,000 point milestone. In the big scheme of things, compared to the SparkPeople Giants out there with tens of thousands of points, it's not much. But, it is a good start! :-) Today I ran 5 miles, a "long run" which I have... Read more
Fear and Uncertainty
Saturday, March 06, 2010      6 comments

Usually they are unwarranted, as they are here, yet they live. My fear is that this isn't working. So, let's use the facts to "get a grip." Right now the scales say I've lost a total of 2 lbs... a little dissappointing so far. I've los... Read more
Think Smaller
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      1 comments

I need to think a little smaller. I have some big goals, but one of my new SparkPeople Friends advises that I break these grand goals into mid-length goals and small goals. He's right!!!! Thanks, Mike!... Read more
Monday, February 22, 2010      1 comments

This whole "Spark Thing" is working. I haven't lost all that much weight yet, but I have lost almost 5 lbs. My lifestyle has changed substantially already and I'm "fixin' to change it" more. Those changes will produce greater results. DO... Read more
It Gets Easier
Saturday, February 20, 2010      3 comments

My golf instructor says that. "It gets easier." He was talking about taking a golf swing all goofed up with movements that don't belong, and leaving the pure movements that DO belong. It's so much easier to play golf with a simplified pure sw... Read more
Use Your Powers for Good and not Evil
Sunday, February 14, 2010      2 comments

At our age, we know ourselves pretty well. I've used denial before, extensively. It's a sword with two edges, apparently. Usually, I use it for evil. Now I must use my powers for good. I really didn't want to get out of the car for my run ... Read more
This is real. Right here, right now.
Saturday, February 13, 2010      0 comments

A lot of things can be put off. A lot of advice can be ignored. And I've done plenty of that. Decisions have consequences. Denial is deadly, since it thwarts the necessary changes. So here's the cool thing -- living in my skin I c... Read more
Just Do It!
Thursday, February 11, 2010      1 comments

What an awesome motto Nike came up with it, and it says so much! Talk is cheap, and action is precious. First, ya gotta wanna. Second, just do it. Don't over think it. So, I'm now in my 7th week in the gym, doing functional training (fo... Read more