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Fresh Produce

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      12 comments

For most of my adult life, I'd have told you that I Don't Do Fresh Produce. It's hard to understand, you have to go shopping more often, you have to eat it before it goes bad, and it creates awful stinky garbage. I might have had some other ex... Read more

Weight Maintenance through Physical Labor

Monday, August 06, 2012      6 comments

It's Monday evening. The one day job of replacing the main wastewater drain pipe in my house turns out to be a two day job. Fortunately, I can take tomorrow off work too. It's been kind of interesting to watch the two guys doing the work.... Read more

Musings on Activity and Calorie Burn

Sunday, August 05, 2012      6 comments

Warning: Long rambling blog ahead, written purely for my own benefit. Feel free to move on when it gets boring. I've been racking up the fitness minutes pretty quickly lately. I don't notice this while I'm doing it or while I'm logging f... Read more

Changing Tastes

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      13 comments

Today was a disruptive day in my diet. Normally, I eat a standard breakfast, and pack a standard lunch and snacks for work. That leaves a little variety for dinner, before a standard evening snack. Today some of those standards got disrupted... Read more

Before & After

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      13 comments

Lately I've seen a few blogs with before & after pictures. This is timely, as one year ago today I took my before pictures. On the morning of July 31, 2011 I weighed in at 192.4, down 4.2 lbs. from when I signed up with SP. This morning I wei... Read more

Sunday Ramble

Sunday, July 29, 2012      8 comments

It's been an odd Sunday, but a pretty good day on the fitness front. I started out by sleeping for 9 and a half hours last night. Hmm. Guess my body really needed the rest; when it doesn't, I can't sleep that late. The extra sleep ... Read more

Unexpected Calm Motivation

Saturday, July 28, 2012      6 comments

Motivation is an odd thing. Yesterday I disrupted my normal routine. I went to a minor league baseball game with a group from my church, and took my daughter along with me. That's a twofold disruption. First, the game goes late with fire... Read more

Wednesday Maintenance Musings

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      5 comments

Wednesday has been a better day than Tuesday was. I got enough sleep. Maybe it wasn't enough to catch up on the deficit I've been running, but it was enough that morning exercises had proper motivation. The bad foot is still griping about... Read more

Blah Tuesday Checkin

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      6 comments

I'm running short of time to blog most evenings these days. Today is no exception, but I wanted to jot down a couple of thoughts/events. Thought: I need to be more consistent getting to bed. Two nights in a row, I was up toward the late ... Read more

How much is enough?

Saturday, July 21, 2012      7 comments

Once again, MARKSTIPANOVSKY is making me think. He says, "If you start today and modify what you're doing then you've started to successfully become fitter, stronger and healthier... It really is that simple. If you can only move fo... Read more

Being in charge

Thursday, July 19, 2012      5 comments

MARKSTIPANOVSKY said, "Maybe the secret of choosing to lose weight is as simple as remembering that you are in charge... " Um, yes. In my weight loss phase, when I was seeing an unexpected level of success, I commented that I didn... Read more

Musings on Motivation

Sunday, July 15, 2012      6 comments

It's been a tough few weeks on the motivation front. Getting my foot hurt to where I couldn't run, and at first couldn't walk 10K steps per day, knocked me out of my rhythm with fitness. This happened right about when I wanted to pick up the r... Read more

First Sparkiversary

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      12 comments

One year ago today, I joined SparkPeople. I wasn't at my heaviest weight, but I was heavier than I had been, and I reluctantly admitted I needed to track and control what I ate. That decision started me on a trend to weigh less and be more... Read more

Bicycling, Nostalgia, and Lifelong Learning

Sunday, July 08, 2012      6 comments

Between an injured foot and lack of motivation to exercise, I've got onto the bike quite a bit this week. The nice thing about bike rides is that I can tell myself I'm not exercising, I'm just riding for pleasure. What this means is, I don't m... Read more

Shorter bike ride

Thursday, July 05, 2012      7 comments

It's July 5. I took the day off work, anticipating that I'd be up too late on the 4th. I managed to sleep in till 6:25. Sigh. Today was mostly a relaxing day of down time and taking care of odds and ends. Got the car in for an oil chang... Read more


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