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New Year, Fresh Goals

Friday, January 01, 2010      1 comments

Here are my major goals for 2010 as far as health and fitness are concerned: 1. Continue building healthy eating habits one good decision at a time. 2. Go from 213 to 190-95 by July 31. 3. Complete a 5k jog/walk on Feb 13 (at a... Read more

Off to Lutsen MN

Monday, December 28, 2009      0 comments

Heading to Lutsen, Minnesota tomorrow up by the north shore (of Lake Superior, that is). We'll be spending time with family but mostly cross country skiing out in the woods while the bears are sleeping! I can't wait.... Read more

Time to Get Serious

Sunday, December 27, 2009      0 comments

Well the holidays are just about over and my mind is already turning toward March which is the beginning of cycling season for me. I do cross-training during the cold months (xc skiing and indoor training) and then get more cycling specific in F... Read more

Tons of Snow = Great Skiing!

Saturday, December 26, 2009      1 comments

Well, the latest report this morning is that we got about 10-12" of snow over the last couple of days and it's still coming down at a pretty good clip. This excites me very much because I love cross-country skiing and there hasn't been enough sn... Read more

Taco Bell Fresco Menu

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      5 comments

Last night on our weekly date, my daughter asked if we could go to Taco Bell and I reluctantly said yes, figuring that I could just piecemeal something decent together. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find that they have a new "fresco" m... Read more

Friendly Weight Loss Challenge

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      1 comments

Every year my wife and I ride our bikes in The Ride Across Minnesota, or TRAM for short. It's a 5-day, 300-mile ride that raises money for MS research (my wife has MS). Well, our Team Captain recently asked if I would join in a weight loss chall... Read more

Went XC Skiing

Monday, December 21, 2009      1 comments

Went xc skiing for the first time this year and it sure felt good. This is my third year of doing xc and I'm enjoying it now more than ever because I've learned the basics and can now focus on exerting myself. Still have some learning to do abou... Read more

Going XC Skiing

Sunday, December 20, 2009      0 comments

We celebrated Christmas early with one side of the family tonight and my wife got a pair of xc skis, so the plan is for us to go skiing tomorrow as it's my day off. I love xc skiing and haven't gone out yet so I can't wait!... Read more

Creating a Larger Calorie Deficit

Saturday, December 19, 2009      1 comments

I've been on a plateau since June! I've tried so many things to break through except substantially reducing my cals. So I'm going to try that for the next few weeks and see what happens. Wish me luck!... Read more

Reached 25,000 Spark Points!

Friday, December 18, 2009      4 comments

Wow, what a nine months it's been! Here's a snap shot: 1. I've gone from 242 to 213. 2. I've cleaned out my kitchen and stocked it with good things and more importantly I've developed a taste for those good things--for instance, I li... Read more

Long Day

Friday, December 18, 2009      0 comments

Had a lot to do today and ended up working for 17 hours--wow, more than two day's work in one day! But it's been a good one and I'm so glad to have serveral things off my shoulders. So I'm tired but very thankful to the Lord.... Read more

Making Due with the Wrong Tools

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      1 comments

I'm doing a job at my house today for which I don't have the right tools. The problem is that I can't afford to buy the right ones or to hire someone who has them so I'm stuck trying to make a way. This is frustrating me! But such is life. If yo... Read more

Not Sure I Can do a 5K

Tuesday, December 15, 2009      1 comments

I've been progressing through the Couch Potato to 5K plan for several weeks now and I'm up to three five minute runs with 2.5 minute walks in between. But my shin muscles have been hurting so bad when I run--not the bones but the muscles--that I... Read more

A Much Needed Challenge

Monday, December 14, 2009      0 comments

A good biking friend of mine just challenged me and a few others to drop some weight before our annual 300 mile bike ride. I've been on a plateau since June and this is just the motivation I need to find some way to break through this seemingly ... Read more

I Love Clemetines

Sunday, December 13, 2009      0 comments

It's clementine season and boy did we ever get a batch of good ones! There so sweet, God's candy, and I sure love to eat 'em!... Read more

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