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Down 15 Pounds!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009      0 comments

I've been on SP for about 8.5 weeks now, and I just hit the 15 lb down mark! I'm so thankful to the Lord for the weight loss, but much more for the desire and discipline to steward this body well. I do find joy in losing the weight, of course, b... Read more

Another MS Checkup Today

Tuesday, May 12, 2009      0 comments

My wife was diagnosed with MS 13 years ago now, and every time we change insurance companies (due to her employer, not us) we have to go through an MS checkup/intake procedure with the new doc. He/she will look at her MRI's, get some history, lo... Read more

Pushing a Power Mower

Monday, May 11, 2009      0 comments

The last strategy of SP Stage 2 is finding ways to exercise/eat well in every day situations. So yesterday, as I mowed my lawn, I decided to burn a few more cals by pushing the power mower rather than pulling that little handle! Of course, I let... Read more

A Motivating Quote

Sunday, May 10, 2009      0 comments

I moved to stage three today and one of the activities they have you do early on is find a motivating quote or two to spur you on. As I thought about what really motivated me to pursue a healthy lifestyle, a couple verses from the Bible came to ... Read more

Walk for Life Today

Saturday, May 09, 2009      0 comments

I serve on the board of the Abba Pregnancy Resource Center in Elk River, Minnesota. Today is our annual "Walk for Life" where we try to raise money and awareness for the cause of life. We believe that unborn children are full human beings who de... Read more

Why I Love Walking

Friday, May 08, 2009      0 comments

Like most of you, I've been walking for quite a while now--since I was about 1 year old! But only more recently did I start walking as part of my exercise regimen and I must say that I've really come to love it for at least these reasons: ... Read more

Prayer & Spinach

Thursday, May 07, 2009      0 comments

Today is the National Day of Prayer and thus I attended our local Mayor's prayer breakfast this morning. The choice was between eggs, ham, and cheese AND eggs, spinach, sausage, and cheese. I'm always up for a good ham and cheese omelet or what ... Read more

Small Victory over Emotional Eating

Wednesday, May 06, 2009      0 comments

For a number of reasons, the last two weeks have been fairly stressful, and yesterday was the most stressful of all--by far. Because a few things needed to be accomplished by early this morning, I had to work deep into the night and early mornin... Read more

I Splurged--But I Don't Feel Guilty!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday was my daughter's 15th birthday and so we took her out to dinner. I made a great choice for the entree, but when it came to dessert...not so much! I won't mention what I had so as not to tempt anyone, but let's just say it put me a lit... Read more

How I Thank the Lord for My Bike!

Monday, May 04, 2009      0 comments

I had the privilege of riding my bike for a little over 50 miles today. The weather was perfect--50-65 degrees, slight east wind, I cleaned my bike from head to toe yesterday so it was smooth and quiet, I felt particularly good on the bike today... Read more

Yard Work as Exercise

Sunday, May 03, 2009      2 comments

Well, today was the first day we did yard work out here in the burbs of Minneapolis. I mowed, seeded, weeded, etc. But I decided to make a race of it and turn it into more than yard work, and I must say that I got quite a workout. My neighbors m... Read more

Healthy Living is not an End in Itself

Saturday, May 02, 2009      0 comments

Air is important. If we don't breathe we will die. But air itself is not the point of breathing, living is. In the same way, eating well and exercising and caring for our emotional and spiritual needs are important, but these things are not ends... Read more

Tough Day on the Bike

Friday, May 01, 2009      1 comments

"Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger!" That's what I kept telling myself as I pedaled my bike straight into a 15-25 mph wind for about 40 miles. It's hard to explain just how much harder this kind of wind makes riding, but let me put it t... Read more

80 Mile Bike Ride Today

Thursday, April 30, 2009      0 comments

I've been training for a 110 mile ride I plan to take on May 19 in Palm Springs, CA, and today I'm scheduled to do an 80 miler. Two weeks ago I did 67 and felt great at the end, today I hope to finish strong as well. They key to finishing strong... Read more

Where the Real Joy Is

Wednesday, April 29, 2009      0 comments

I must admit that I enjoy loosing weight. But past experience tells me that if I focus on that I will most likely fail in the long-run and my mood will fluctuate wildly in the short-run depending on what the scale says each day. Not a physically... Read more

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