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Day 9.... Countdown to surgery....

Sunday, August 02, 2015      4 comments

Day 9 The countdown continues... From my highest weight when I entered the program, I am now down 21 lbs. 14 of which has been from the last week and a half. This hasn't been easy, not by a long shot but if anything, it has reinforced the f... Read more

Day 13... countdown to surgery

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      13 comments

Day 13 This begins my countdown to surgery, my big day. I want to document the days leading up to and the days post op. So much really isn't known about Bariatric surgery, especially in the health and fitness industry. In the articles and f... Read more

It's good to recall the victories...

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      14 comments

In sharing memories, I encourage myself because I am recalling some of the great moments and the lessons learned from those moments. One of the most emotional moments hands down was on the bike course of my 70.3. Never have so many deep, me... Read more

Let me share a running memory...

Monday, July 06, 2015      15 comments

I have been sitting here fondling my medals and trying to stir up some memories. Each medal has a story and no event is ever without significance. If you will indulge me, I want to share a memory with you. My first race. I'll try to be succinct.... Read more

It's been a while..

Thursday, July 02, 2015      13 comments

It's been a while since I have checked in and i know there have been several that have inquired as to my whereabouts and how i'm doing. The biggest reason i haven't been around is that I can no longer blog from my phone due to the format changes... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Getting to the root cause

Friday, April 03, 2015      57 comments

I have been doing some deep thinking to try to understand just exactly what the heck happened to me that caused my weight regain and fitness meltdown. Basic cause and effect, fault analysis if you will. If you don't take the time to understand w... Read more

Motivation Defined

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      12 comments

I woke up with this on my mind: One thing I have learned early in my journey is that it is a mistake to to think that motivation is some feeling that comes after the woo hoo fairy sprinkles pixie dust on you and somehow the feel good overri... Read more

Today I Was Inspired...

Sunday, March 29, 2015      16 comments

Today I was inspired to go to the gym. I got on the elliptical and just simply plodded along. At about 2 miles I was pretty much ready to quit. Mentally I was losing my focus and it was starting to get late. ....Then I popped in my ear buds... Read more

Today I choose...

Friday, February 20, 2015      17 comments

Today I am thankful. I am thankful I have a job that pays my bills and then some (not my jobs fault my eyes get bigger than my wallet). I am thankful that I have a new day to make things right instead of continuing on in my usual self infli... Read more

On my way back.

Saturday, February 14, 2015      19 comments

This period that I have been going through is by far the most difficult I have ever experienced on my journey. It has been a real eye opener. It's one thing when you are living in the promised land, it is quite another when you have seen it but ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If I had a client...

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      26 comments

It is easy to have faith for someone else. It is especially easy when you have been in the storm that someone else is experiencing. It is quite another when you are sitting in the drivers seat. When you are feeling the deep inner panic of knowin... Read more

Keep it simple

Monday, January 05, 2015      24 comments

Consistency and awareness is the key to successful eating. I admit that I am simply starting over in life as far as my lifestyle journey goes. I took a really hard tumble... Read more

Just a quick reminder to myself

Monday, December 15, 2014      15 comments

I am going to re-post these as a reminder to myself. These pictures represent one of the greatest moments of my life...ever, a monumental accomplishment. Just because I currently can't run doesn't take away from how epic that moment really was..... Read more

An open letter to runners...

Friday, December 12, 2014      11 comments

I posted this in a runners group forum on FB but felt it was worth sharing here... if you are a runner, read this and think... "It's been a long time since I posted here. In short, I miss running. For now, I have had to hang it up and follo... Read more

What true recovery is all about..

Thursday, December 11, 2014      11 comments

I am doing much better. If anything I am learning what true recovery is all about. It is about slowly rebuilding and taking small steps. Those things that drew me in close to a fitness lifestyle are those things that will bring me back. One of t... Read more


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