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A Few Thank You's this Independence Day
Friday, July 04, 2008      2 comments

Thank you to all who serve, have served, and to all of those waiting for their loved ones to come home from service. Thank you to those who go wherever they called and serve in ways that put your lives at risk. You are hero's in every sense of t... Read more
Three Months of Sparking
Wednesday, July 02, 2008      2 comments

It was a small surprise when I logged in today and discovered extra points for another 30 days of being here. Three months of dieting is a personal record for me. The strange part is that Sparkpeople has become so much of a routine that I didn't... Read more
The Joys of Medical Exams
Thursday, June 26, 2008      1 comments

My doctor is leaving and I have mixed feelings about that. I like my doctor, I truly do, but I detest visiting her. It always results in some form of indignity. I have endured power failures during a pelvic exam and one of my annual mammograms. ... Read more
Blood Pressure Alarm
Sunday, June 22, 2008      3 comments

I was really pleased when my family doctor suggested monitoring my blood pressure and maybe cutting the dosage of medicine when I saw her next. That was great news, especially when you consider that my blood-pressure usually ranges somewhere bet... Read more
Ten Weeks of Sparking
Thursday, June 19, 2008      5 comments

When my doctor told me to lose 50 pounds she was being kind. I will still be morbidly obese when that 50 is long gone. At my weight I am literally carrying around an extra person. This is complicated by the long list of health problems I had bef... Read more
Overdoing the Party Food
Monday, June 16, 2008      1 comments

This past weekend was our resident graduation party. Yes, we are turning those brand new ENT Doctors loose on the world so get ready. Seriously, this years graduating residents are great doctors and the world is lucky to get them. Besides, as mu... Read more
Splash Down!
Thursday, June 12, 2008      2 comments

Wednesdays are a bit crowded at the university pool so yesterday we decided to take our workout to the neighborhood park. Yes--Our community pool was treated to the vision of all 200+ pounds of me decked out in my slinky black bathing suit. As f... Read more
Sultry Summer Days
Tuesday, June 10, 2008      2 comments

I have heard some nice things about sultry summer days, just not from anyone who lives with them four or five months a year. We have hit the summer heat wave early this year. Spring hasn't officially ended, but already the thermometer is climbin... Read more
Grandma Duty
Saturday, June 07, 2008      1 comments

Yesterday my boss took my grandson's tonsils and adenoids out. Grandma was on duty making sure Hunter had V.I.P. treatment. I arranged a suite with refrigerator and freezer for them the night after surgery, packed a cooler with things he could... Read more
When I tried to Kick the Bucket but it Kicked Back
Thursday, June 05, 2008      2 comments

It has been pointed out more than once that my family has bad vehicle Karma. Perhaps one of them was responsible for the Titanic sinking or some other great historic vehicle disaster. All I know is that we live under a black cloud. My daughter's... Read more
Bootcamp Update
Sunday, June 01, 2008      1 comments

Now that we have passed the official end of Swimsuit Bootcamp (my wife and I will be going another week since we could not follow the program every day while we were on vacation) I thought I should do an update on what I've learned: 1. Peo... Read more
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Wednesday, May 28, 2008      1 comments

Today has been a strange mix. I got a couple of pieces of good news from my doctor. I am down twelve pounds since beginning the diet. I won't officially change the weight showing on my scale until the weigh in Sunday, but it was great to hear th... Read more
Can I take a Weed Eater to the "To Do" List?
Monday, May 26, 2008      4 comments

I was planning for a long weekend of chores...Burn a few calories, get some exercise in a productive way. It started off so well. By the time my wife got out of bed Saturday morning the laundry was finished and I was getting my pruning tools out... Read more
A Calorie Burning Holiday Weekend
Saturday, May 24, 2008      2 comments

Not much travel or excitement for me this weekend, but lots of exercise. Having just gotten back from vacation my wife and I will be staying home this weekend and catching up on chores. There are lots of chances to burn calories on my "to ... Read more
Swimsuit Envy
Thursday, May 22, 2008      2 comments

Being able to use the university pool after work is great most of the time. It feels good to swim in Olympic sized lap lanes. But swimsuit bootcamp has made me very aware of how I really look in a bathing suit. The point was brought home to me y... Read more

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