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Record low weight!

Monday, October 10, 2011      14 comments

Well it's nice to be back on the home front....it was a whirlwind September....I've had only 7 days at home since Labor Day. All in all though, they were quite successful, professionally and personally. Last week especially could have been ... Read more

Darden day 6....Gym streak day 6!!!

Friday, October 07, 2011      5 comments

Ahhh, soon Groundhog Day will come to an end.....tomorrow I will demonstrate that I am worthy of ending these endlessly recurring days by having fought off my demons, by experiencing a rebirth and an ability to manifest deep compassion; that I a... Read more

Darden day 5....Gym streak day 5!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011      6 comments

Another Darden Groundhog Day it was...with just one teenie-weenie exception....but first the recap. Just like yesterday, got up, got ready for class, had some oatmeal & fruit before we debriefed last night's negotiation session. Lunch was ... Read more

Darden day 4....Gym streak day 4!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011      6 comments

OK, just another quick blog to keep on my streak. Pretty much Groundhog Day....up early to finish the readings I didn't get to last night, light breakfast of oatmeal & fruit, classes all morning, lunch of mostly sauteed green beans and some... Read more

Darden day 3.....gym streak day 3!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      6 comments

So just a quick update.....I've actually got homework to do, so my fun meter is definitely not pegged tonight! (good news is when I called home and talked to #2 son, who complained about his homework, I was able to express my disdain for his pli... Read more

Darden day 2.....Gym streak day 2!

Monday, October 03, 2011      8 comments

So it was a first class whirlwind today....but I Spark on, with 2, yes 2, awesome cardio sessions, and a victory cry for resisting all the bad temptations on display today! It was a full schedule today, as will be the rest of the week. Clas... Read more

Day 1 at Darden....and a committment for a fitness streak!!!

Sunday, October 02, 2011      11 comments

So I arrived here in Charlottsville....and Virginia is beautiful this time of year....I love fall weather. I think I'll miss the fall leaves by a couple of weeks. Airline travel was surprisingly uneventful. I packed a sandwich and ate healt... Read more

Danger, Danger Will Robinson.....Food Network Central ahead!

Saturday, October 01, 2011      6 comments

So I'm about to embark on an 8-day adventure....an incredibly good deal adventure....but there's some danger involved ....real danger Food danger! I'm talking about some incredibly good food, prepared by some very well-schooled iron ch... Read more

If it doesn't taste good.....Don't eat it!!!

Friday, September 30, 2011      10 comments

So has anybody here ever tasted something that they didn't really like.....but ate it anyway? Ever been served or offered food and thought, "Man I'd never pay for this stuff", then gone ahead and cleaned your plate? Ever been in a situ... Read more

Death by PowerPoint

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

Well I'm in Las Vegas....and it was a long day! Got in yesterday and it was a mad-cap travel experience Got up at 5:00 AM to get in the office by 6:00 so I could get a bunch of paperwork done before catching my 10:30 flight.....and thi... Read more

Busy day....but made the time to workout!

Monday, September 26, 2011      5 comments

Today was a roller coaster.....that's what I get for being out of the office for almost 2 weeks straight. Say what you will about e-mail, telephones, blackberries, VTCs....in the end, there's nothing like face-to-face contact.....and I had ... Read more

Nice, Long, Slow Ride....and enjoying the nice things

Sunday, September 25, 2011      5 comments

Now I know why people move to Florida....it's not for the summer.....it's for the nine months between September and May, when it cools down, the humidity drops, and everything still smells like suntan lotion! Unfortunately, I had to spend a... Read more

34 inch Jeans....and Day 1 of the Fall 5% Challenge!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011      8 comments

Well talk about a non-scale victory! My weight has stayed pretty steady for a few months, fluctuating between 188-192 (depending, of course, on how much I eat). But I have been pretty consistent in my workouts, making sure to get in 3 ... Read more

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome....Feel the Burn!

Thursday, September 22, 2011      4 comments

Maybe it was the time of day.....maybe it was the happiness I felt finishing my meetings early.....maybe it was my favorite 80s playlist (start off with Billy Idol - White Wedding, end with Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus....and some New Order in ... Read more

Thank God for short, High-Intensity Workouts!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      2 comments

Wow what a day! It started at 7:30, meeting my team that's operates out of Salt Lake City....and we just finished up at 8:30 tonight! I've got a great bunch of folks here and it's been a while since I paid a site visit, so they crammed... Read more


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