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Need A Prayer...
Sunday, March 17, 2013      5 comments

Things are/were going fairly well for me. I started Sparking again, not "hardcore" like before, but I started taking baby steps. I log in everyday, I track my fitness as much as I can, I have started eating better. At least, for breakfast a... Read more
Exercising, Even When I'm Not
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      3 comments

I don't get to exercise every day. I wish I did, but I just can't. However, I DO move around a lot, walking, chasing kids, doing chores, and other similar activities. So, I KNOW that I am active and burning calories. Also, due to my BM... Read more
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      3 comments

So, I took my new "before Spark" pictures last night. I know that I have gotten a lot bigger over the last year. I feel it in my clothes. I feel it in my lack of energy. I feel it my fitness level (or lack thereof). I know that I need to lo... Read more
Reigniting My Spark
Saturday, February 09, 2013      8 comments

The past 12 months have been the most difficult that I have faced in recent memory. -I was involuntarily separated from the Navy after 10 years. -I packed up my life in Virginia and shipped it all down to Florida. -My new job is n... Read more
Friday, March 30, 2012      4 comments

The past few months have been hard on me. And the worst is still ahead. Among many other things, I have begun the foreclosure process on my house, I had to surrender both of my dogs, I had a brief scare with a Navy drug test, one of my vehi... Read more
Acceptance and Moving Forward
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      5 comments

The past couple of weeks have been a complete roller coaster of emotion for myself and my family. I've had good days, not so good days, and days where I don't even want to get out of bed. I have gotten a lot of support from my Spark family,... Read more
We Regret To Inform You...
Monday, November 21, 2011      14 comments

Why is that phrase NEVER followed up with anything good? On Tuesday of last week, I was called in to see the Commanding Officer. The Navy has been facing some pretty severe budget cuts and earlier in the year, I was informed that I would be... Read more
Navy PRT Weigh-In (Fall Cycle)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      4 comments

I have to admit that I was quite worried about this weight-in. I recently went on a week-long cruise to the Western Caribbean where I completely ruined my diet and Sparking was the furthest thing from my mind. I got back and had gained close to ... Read more
Feel That Burn? It Feels Fantastic!
Saturday, August 20, 2011      3 comments

I skipped my "planned" Insanity workout today and decided to try something different. I read a recent article that claimed kettlebell workouts can burn more calories than running. And combining a kettlebell workout with squats or lunges can burn... Read more
Life Starts Now
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      3 comments

I took off my shirt in the locker room and was told that I am "shaped like an outhouse". I took it in stride, because my buddies and I like to joke around. But, somewhere deep inside, I took it to heart. I looked at myself in the mirro... Read more
Starting Over?
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      5 comments

I posted this as my "status" a few days ago, but I thought that I would just add a full-blown blog about it. I am highly contemplating "starting over" with The Spark. Deleting my page, my pictures, my goals, and everything else. A clea... Read more
Thursday, May 26, 2011      5 comments

So, it's been a little bit since I Sparked last. 2 weeks ago, I got BAD poison ivy. I went to the hospital and had 4 different doctors tell me that I had BAD poison ivy. I did my best to explain to them that I was geocaching in the woods. T... Read more
Monday, May 16, 2011      6 comments

Now that the Navy's fitness test is over and I have passed my weigh-ins, it is time to get back on track with my exercise. I was planning on starting back up on my "Insanity" program Friday. I brought my gear to work, charged up my Zune pla... Read more
I Got This!
Friday, May 13, 2011      4 comments

You told me I had it. And I did. I ended up getting weighed in at 209 pounds, which is my lowest weight since January 2007 (in which I was 208). Unfortunately for me, that is still 3 pounds ABOVE what the Navy says I am allowed to weig... Read more
Note To Self: Stay Sparking
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      7 comments

12 months ago, I was pushing 240 pounds. It was the heaviest that I had ever been. My health was in jeopardy. My Navy career was in jeopardy. Then, I discovered SparkPeople. I started sparking and started working out. By October of last yea... Read more

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