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Day #2 of a cardio streak and Thanksgiving vacation

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      4 comments

Well I survived another day of home cooked temptations here in New England. I've got mom trained now to realize that me having a smoothie for breakfast is all I need and that eggs & toast & cheeses & meats are not the best way for me to sta... Read more

Day 1 of the war.....cardio, blogging, and in calorie limits!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011      5 comments

So today's food war went well....not so much a battle of attrition as a series of minor skirmishes. I got up pretty early so I could drive cross-town to my meetings. I had hoped to sneak out of the house quietly by 7:00 AM, but my mom was u... Read more

Blogging from my mom's house.....let the food wars begin!

Monday, November 21, 2011      10 comments

So I made it to Boston tonight....balmy, blustery, wintery, Boston...I love it! This is home, this is where I grew up, and there's nothing like the cool, dry, wintery New England night air. Makes me yearn for a bowl of hot clam chowdah and ... Read more

Getting comfortable with hunger

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      10 comments

Gosh this has been a busy week! So far I've just been able to make my regularly scheduled gym times Mon & Wed night. Got too busy Tuesday, I'm hoping to do better and make it there Thursday, but La-De-Da. Somehow I went non-stop from about ... Read more

Singing the White Cliffs of Dover

Saturday, November 12, 2011      8 comments

Well we had a very interesting Saturday. It started off nice, slow, & relaxing, watching the news, drinking coffee, getting caught up on Sparkpeople. Then we went out for lunch. I've written before how our boy, when he gets good grades, whi... Read more

The Shadow

Friday, November 11, 2011      6 comments

So I'm at the gym today, working on chest & shoulders, and as I'm doing some presses I look down and see a black mark on my forearms. Note to self, wipe off that scuff mark with a towel when I'm done. I finish, put down the weight, grab tow... Read more

Annual Physical....Arrgghhhh!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      10 comments

Well I finally went to the doc and had my annual physical done. I'm always in a bad mood at the end of these things. Had to do the standard fasting for the blood tests starting at 8:00 last night. They didn't get me to the lab till 10:00 AM... Read more

The Smoothie King!

Monday, November 07, 2011      11 comments

So I'm digging the smoothie thing for breakfast! Maybe it's the novelty of my new "Smoothie Express", maybe it's the fact that I went through the rest of the day less hungry, or maybe it's the nice fact that I'm sitting here at 8:00 PM (Standard... Read more

25 hours in a day!

Sunday, November 06, 2011      10 comments

Man 'o man do I love Standard Daylight Time. And of course, its corollary in the spring, I hate Daylight Savings Time. But Sparkpeople is not the place for political discourse. I totally forgot about it last night. Luckily the DVR gets a ti... Read more

Weekly recap

Friday, November 04, 2011      8 comments

Well it's been a busy week. Flew to Seattle Monday, got up early Tuesday (the 2 hours time difference helped) and worked out, met all day with my team there, got in a 2nd workout before dinner with some friends of 25 years who also happened to b... Read more

Evicting Mr. Jif

Friday, October 28, 2011      12 comments

Hello Spark friends! This has been a pretty busy week so I haven't had a good chance to blog it out. But TGIF, so let me get caught up. I was at a local conference for part of the week, I hosted my boss's boss for an afternoon, went to a F... Read more

Change....the painful way to improve our fitness

Monday, October 24, 2011      6 comments

So evil sadistic bastard trainer guy changed everything up on me today. I hate him. I freely admit I am a creature of habit. I enjoy my known routines and I like to see improvement as I exercise. Weights go up, reps go up, times go dow... Read more

WOW, I gained 2 lbs in 5 minutes!

Saturday, October 22, 2011      9 comments

So I tried a little experiment after my Saturday morning weigh in today. I weigh myself 1st thing in the mornings. And every morning, even before my first mug of roasted Java, I drink up a big 16 oz glass of water. Before working out, I usually ... Read more

Take the long view....slow changes add up

Sunday, October 16, 2011      8 comments

Well it's been a surprisingly good week. Busy, but good. It's been nice to be home for a few days straight. All I have coming up is a quick overnight trip to Virginia Beach Wed/Thursday. I've also got an evening reception to attend Monday n... Read more

No Excuses...Brownies mean more gym time!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011      8 comments

One day of slacking off is all I can handle. I had been on the road most all of September. Being away from the office that long meant that yesterday my dance card was filled up with meetings from 7:30 till past 6:00 at night, Then another h... Read more


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