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So when do you become a runner?
Friday, July 08, 2016      18 comments

I wish I had a dollar for every post I've ever read where someone is all aglow with some personally fantastic running experience then completely negates it with some self deprecating comment about not being a runner or something else that tak... Read more
Huge non-scale victory today
Friday, April 29, 2016      34 comments

I have no words to describe how I feel at this moment. I would have never imagined that I would have ever fit into my uniform 26 years later. The picture on the left is me about 26 years ago and the other is me today wearing the exact same unifo... Read more
Bumped into my old trainer, marathon training has begun.
Thursday, April 28, 2016      21 comments

It's been far too long since I have last posted and I apologize for that. Life happens. Currently I am about 14 lbs from my military weight and I'm ver... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Small goals make you strong
Sunday, February 21, 2016      41 comments

Simply put, seeing small goals to completion builds the emotional capital necessary to be able to purchase larger achievements down the road. Please allow me to define what I am suggesting with a real world analogy. Elephants are incredibly powe... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am finally overweight!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      273 comments

Today is my first day as an officially overweight person. When I started my journey, my BMI was 50.79, today, I have finally crossed the line from o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Take Up Your Sword
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      23 comments

This is a long read but to those who will slog through this unfiltered brain dump, I think you will come away with something that will help you on your journey toward long term weight loss success. When I was morbidly obese, my life was def... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Goal dates are pointless.. let me explain...
Saturday, February 06, 2016      30 comments

This is a really long post, another book brain dump after I woke up. One of the things that I would consider to be an eye opening revelation about what it takes to lose weight is the concept that setting goal dates is pointless. I know that flie... Read more
20 lbs from goal weight
Thursday, February 04, 2016      32 comments

I am so close!!! I feel so much better and I have more energy than ever. last week I was able to put on large shirt (rather than a 4x as pictur... Read more
Change your thinking
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      19 comments

I sat down and started "brain dumping" on a subject for my book. I thought it would make for a good share though it is unpolished but some times the the best writing is when it flows unfiltered from the heart. "The problems that exist in... Read more
5 1/2 post bariatric surgery update.
Sunday, January 31, 2016      23 comments

So far, things have gone really well. After about month 5, things have pretty much gone back to "normal" as far as most foods that I enjoy so I hardly lived what would be considered a deprived life. I've lost a total of 154 pounds. About 75 lbs ... Read more
Current progress photo 145 lbs lost so far
Monday, December 21, 2015      39 comments

So far I am down a total of 145 lbs. I've lost around 118 on my own, regained around 30 then had gastric bypass to help me finish the job after 7 ye... Read more
Losing weight alone will not make me happy.
Friday, December 04, 2015      23 comments

I am especially grateful for my past experience in weight loss and more importantly, life style change. It has served me very well in this Bariatric experience. One thing I have learned is that there is a phenomena that is very common where... Read more
4 months post RNY surgery
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      21 comments

It's almost my 4 month "surgiversary". On August 11th I had a RNY Gastric Bypass procedure done as part of my ongoing effort to reclaim a life that I lost to morbid obesity. I can honestly say that after 4 months, I have zero regrets about havin... Read more
3 1/2 month post surgical update
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      30 comments

3 1/2 month update. 137 pounds total loss so far between diet, exercise then ultimately surgery It's been a while since I've blogged about... Read more
I Passed My Kettlebell Coaching Exam :)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      26 comments

Just a quick note before I head off to work, I got notification today that I passed my Level 1 AKA Coaching test and am now certified. Onward t... Read more

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