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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail- Regaining Emotional Balance Part 1 of 5

Saturday, May 05, 2012      131 comments

Regaining a sense of emotional balance is one of the 4 principles of what I call the Holy Grail, the key I found to finally succeeding with my weight loss goals.  When, not IF I fail in my efforts, I return to these core principles and start ove... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Introduction To The Holy Grail

Wednesday, May 02, 2012      117 comments

Loosely defined, the Holy Grail (the chalice allegedly used by Christ at the Last Supper) has been the object of quests of fanatical proportions. To search for the Holy Grail in metaphoric terms is to search for an object of such great value tha... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What I have been working on...

Monday, April 30, 2012      48 comments

Just a short note about what I have been up to. I have been giving alot of thought to my weight loss journey and what has made this time different form all of the other false starts. I am not ready to publish them as of yet. I want to make sur... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Email from my trainer with starting measurements..

Friday, April 20, 2012      252 comments

With as much as I have left to lose, it is still surreal to me to look at my old clothes, my old measurements, and realize that that person was me. It is hard to fathom what life was like 4 years ago. That is why I blog and share as much info as... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Finally, some documentation for my starting weight.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      122 comments

Up to this point I have never been able to document my official starting weight because I haven't been to a doctor in years prior to my new job. It finally dawned on me that I might find it at the clinic where I took my pre-employment physical f... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Short Video Of My First Ride Of The Year (video blog)

Monday, April 09, 2012      162 comments

This is a short video of my first bike ride of the year. I did 56 miles in 4 hrs and 38 minutes. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts New Before Pic....

Friday, April 06, 2012      72 comments

A friend gave me this pic from a dinner that I went to at Red Lobster long before I started my journey. What makes this picture important is that there are so FEW before pics that exist. I avoided cameras religiously, haven't had a professional ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Having The Courage To Start And The Will To Finish..

Monday, April 02, 2012      213 comments

In short, the people that inspire me the most are found right here on Sparkpeople. This is why I stay and have made my virtual home here. There is something very real about the level of interconnectedness that I have with alot of people. People,... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Men have self image issues too...Combating feelings with facts.

Friday, March 30, 2012      337 comments

I checked the CF website this morning and found yet another pic of me. The last one was funny, this one was not. All at once I had about 1000 emotions hit me all at once and it wasn't pretty. Imagine working for 4 years toward a goal only to see... Read more

This is a really horrible pic of me..but funny!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      51 comments

I checked my local Crossfit gym website this morning to get the group workout schedule and wouldn't ya know it, Im in a pic on their site. This pic is totally unflattering but I got such a needed laugh out of it that I had to share it. No macho ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts An Open Letter To My Wife:

Friday, March 23, 2012      288 comments

Katie: I know it seems a little odd to post what should be something personal between us but considering how much I love you, this is something I want the world to know. I want the world to know how important you are to me and how very pr... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A very successful first long run

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      179 comments

this is my first long run/walk of any kind since my injury and the first few attempts at running have been very dissappointing. I had purhased what I thought were top of the line shoes (will not reveal brand) and little did I know that they woul... Read more

Could you do me a huge favor??

Sunday, March 18, 2012      48 comments

I have been working with my wife Katie for some time and trying to encourage her. She has made some really big steps lately and has been training on her own as well as whatever training I can help her with as my schedule allows. She has com... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Setting And Keeping Small Goals... (video blog)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      75 comments

This is a little long, about 15 min but I was pretty candid and speaking from the heart. I sometimes forget about how long something is when I am really getting into it. Let me know if you were encouraged by this... Robert Keep... Read more

A quick update in video format... (video blog)

Monday, March 12, 2012      26 comments

Here is a quick update in video form. I am not really good at candid vblogging since I do struggle with public speaking but I am just tossing this one out there with the idea that I want to do more in the future once i get over my stage fright. ... Read more


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