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I must have lied

Friday, November 28, 2014      5 comments

I did another half yesterday, and it was really a let down for me. A few year back, when I posted my original Sparkpeople profile, I said that I was 1722 out of 1791 and I wouldn't have cared if I was last. Between then and now, I had fall... Read more

Notre Dame Bucket List trip

Monday, November 17, 2014      3 comments

Ever since I was a little kid, I have wanted to go to Notre Dame for a football game. You grow up Irish Catholic, it's on your list. When it was time for me to apply to college way back when, I did not put too much thought into it. I was fort... Read more

My admiration and appreciation of my Sparkfriends is real

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      6 comments

One of my Sparkfriends was needing some motivation today and I relayed something from this weekend that each of you needs to know about too. While we may be connected only through the magic of Sparkpeople, I realized just how real the suppo... Read more

Belt retired

Friday, October 10, 2014      9 comments

I have been putting it off as long as I could. I added two notches over the past month or two. But, since the beginning of the year, I have gone from the outermost notch to my second, "handmade" notch. And, I need another. But, the loose end... Read more

Landscaping, weight loss and steaming human waste

Thursday, October 09, 2014      3 comments

When my wife and I bought our first house in Philly back in 1992, it had no landscaping. We wanted to get some put in, but did not have the money to have it installed. So a local nursery made a plan and told us you just "drop the shovel in the... Read more

49 and ran the fastest 10k of my life on Saturday!

Monday, October 06, 2014      8 comments

Yes. I was 22nd out of 22 in my division, so not winning any medals, but I had set what for me was a lofty goal of 1:13 for this 10k, which would have been just under a 12 minutes mile. It was going to be a stretch. But I came in just und... Read more

Mind game that's working for me

Thursday, October 02, 2014      5 comments

One thing that has always sabotaged me in the past and derailed not only my weight loss efforts but my attempt to make an overall healthy lifestyle change is the fickleness of the scale. Going down, down, down, and then up. Everyone on here wi... Read more

Life lesson

Friday, September 26, 2014      6 comments

I got to the gym 15 minutes early today. I was really excited that I would get an extra 15 minutes on the treadmill. I chugging along at 38 minutes, keeping a decent (for me) average pace of 5.1 mph, happily listening to Pandora. And, then I ... Read more

"He'll regret it till his dying day, if ever he lives that long."

Thursday, September 25, 2014      8 comments

The Quiet Man - How can you not love that movie? But, I'm feeling a bit like that line right now. Feeling a little emboldened by the progress I have been making, but like I am idiot at the same time. I just signed up for another Half. Th... Read more

Tortoise and Hare Trail Half Marathon - Done!!!!!!

Monday, September 08, 2014      7 comments

Last weekend, I was still registered for this Trail Half Marathon. My daughter was not, but wanted to be. I had signed up back in late April/early May with hopes of setting a goal and finishing the event. I have been running and walking, but ... Read more

OCD, Fitbit and striking a balance - Anyone else have issues?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      2 comments

I love numbers. On the treadmill, I can occupy my time doing the math of "if I speed up to here for x minutes, then ..." So, when I got a Fitbit, I was ecstatic. And, I love my Fitbit. But I have to say, I hate my Fitbit too. On days th... Read more

Couldn't bite my tongue and now I feel like s#$t

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      4 comments

I normally keep my mouth shut when something pisses me off on Facebook. But, today, I couldn't do it. The post started with "Why is every high school coach I meet, except for soccer, fat?" Then the comments started - a sarcastic "because ... Read more

Parents! Don't let today be the day!

Monday, August 25, 2014      2 comments

I read a statement yesterday that is completely gut wrenching - "There was a day that your parents put you down and never picked you up again." I'm 49. My parents have been gone for 10+ years, so it was not too gut wrenching from that perspect... Read more

My only skill, and progress and The Princess Bride

Friday, August 22, 2014      3 comments

I have no talent or ability. I am not athletic, artistic or the least bit musically inclined (though I run, swim and sing regularly - just with no talent or ability). But, I have one absolutely useless gift (or curse). Somehow, my mind stores... Read more

Son's eating disorder and hating people

Friday, August 08, 2014      6 comments

I am really beside myself right now - feeling so helpless. My son was diagnosed with an eating disorder this week. He is going in to junior year of high school. He used to be a pudgy little kid that we just found out was tormented in midd... Read more


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