From time to time we all lose focus. For me, this spring I started a new sport. I am now participating in the Heavy Athletics of Scottish Highland Games. For those of you who don't know what that is, It is a bunch of people, wearing kilts, throw... Read more
I competed in my first Highland Games last weekend in Spokane, WA. I managed to not hurt myself or anyone else, I didn't scratch on any events, I improved on my form and lengths. I picked the caber 3 times... didn't turn it, but I did pick it. S... Read more
Several years ago I went to the Portland Highland Games for the first times. I should have felt the initial tug of the hook right then. I love the sound of bagpipes. Meat pasties, beer, scotch and other yummie treats. The Kilted Mile, the dancer... Read more
FYI, I don't believe in the Biggest Loser approach to weight loss. Quicker the better, only one "Winner" allowed concept, from the tv show that I refuse to watch. Frankly, I believe it gives unreasonable expectations for general public that does... Read more
So I'm about 2.5 miles into my 5.25 mile walk, when the pain started. I swear, at the moment, I felt like there were legions of Huns behind me and I had been struck in the achilies by a spear. I was at a spot where I have a short walk back to my... Read more
This is a short and simple update to my blog on Feb 15th. Keeping myself accountable is the best way to succeed!!
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No more excuses.
My Goal weight is 165. My 45th birthday is Friday, June 1st. My goal is to get my weight to 165 by that date. That's 20 lbs and 15 weeks.
In my lifetime, I have been at 165 twice. When I was blowing past it on my way to 180's in my teens ... Read more
I've been looking for 'thinner', 'stronger', 'fitter', 'hotter', but shorter?
First of all, he's a stereotypical guy. Not so good with the communication. Not one with a compliment unless forced or coerced. A friend of mine for over 15 year... Read more
Last March when I went to Colorado by plane, I fit in the seat... mostly. But I was squirting under the armrest so that it would slowly slide up over time. And then I'd ooze over towards the other seat.
Flying home to Boston for Christmas,... Read more
Is it worth the knee pain?
Is it worth measuring portions, counting calories?
Is it worth re-evaluating "the plan" when it's not working?
Is it worth being hungry?
Is it worth NOT going out on Friday night because you've alre... Read more
...take a moment to know what you are seeing.
I had to take a step back last weekend. And had a realization. Sometimes we, as human beings, choose to believe what we *think* we see versus what is actually happening. Here is the situation. ... Read more
Don't compare yourself to others. Happy people judge themselves by their own yardsticks, never against what others do or have. Keep up with yourself - not the Joneses.
Does the other person have a bigger house, better car, loses weight fas... Read more
Exercise Regularly. Physical activity produces "feel good chemicals" (endorphins) in the brain which promote satisfaction and well-being. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
Amen... nuff said!! But I'll say more ... Read more
Be optimistic. A positive outlook is associated with better health, a longer life and greater joy. When you look to the bright side and believe people are good, you directly increase your own happiness.
And according to this article on abo... Read more