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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Leaving for my first triathlon..

Saturday, June 30, 2012      123 comments

update for my Sparkfriends. I have finally packed everything, gone over my lists and done the Santa thing and checked them twice. I look at all the race numbers I have up on my wall and realize that one thing never changes... race day anxiety f... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From Mailboxes To Miles, My Journey To 26.2. Part 1

Thursday, June 28, 2012      286 comments

Beginnings.... 6th grade physical fitness test in gym class. My once a year dose of public humiliation whether I needed it or not. I had to make it 4 times around the cones  at opposite ends of the gym. My goal, the 50 yard dash. My heart w... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Open Water Triathlon Swim Clinic...My First Group Swim...

Saturday, June 23, 2012      89 comments

** MY NEW TRI-SUIT I went to a sponsored open water swim clinic where an experienced triathlete takes you on the swim course and passes on some hard earned lessons. What a... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Updates for my Sparkbuds....

Thursday, June 21, 2012      175 comments

Now that my blog series is over, I need to catch up a little. I made it a point to not blog about anything for the duration of the series to preserve continuity. In short, I have been through the grinder. Without too much detail, there have bee... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail - Response-ability....the series conclusion.

Sunday, June 17, 2012      82 comments

Mastery of response-ability Any guide, no matter how good they are, can only take you as far as they have been themselves. I started my journey in 2008 at 385 pounds. To date I have lost and kept off 116 pounds. I have survived many battles... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail- Drying Out From Food Addiction.

Thursday, June 07, 2012      238 comments

Hi, my name is Robert. I am a recovering food addict.  No, I am not talking about broccoli addiction or my cravings for a fruit fix. I have never lurked in a dark alley trying to hook up with someone to help me mainline a chicken breast. My push... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail-Reprogramming The Reward Center.

Monday, June 04, 2012      151 comments

The human heart needs sense of purpose and accomplishment. The energizing why behind the what. Obesity is a destroyer of lives, not only physically, but emotionally as well. When I was 385 pounds, my entire existence was defined by what I can't ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail- Regaining Emotional Balance Part 5- Independence And Passion.

Thursday, May 31, 2012      122 comments

Independence is a stabilizing force. Early in my journey, I found it necessary to take off the training wheels so to speak. To me it was becoming more important to develop an at home routine than to go to a class. Social support is really impor... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail- Regaining Emotional Balance Part 4 of 5 - Realistic Weightloss Goals

Friday, May 25, 2012      159 comments

Thanks for coming along on this rather long blog series. In case you are just tuning in, in short, I have been trying to organize and communicate the reasons I feel why I have been successful. This is not as if I had researched all of this and u... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail- Regaining Emotional Balance Part 3 of 5 - Self Talk

Friday, May 18, 2012      179 comments

Your mind is the most powerful computer on the planet. We only use a fraction of its capacity. This seat of emotions is the throne room where decisions are influenced and made for good or bad. Humanity, for all of its learned study, has yet to c... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail - Regaining Emotional Balance Part 2 of 5 My Relationship With The Scale

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      180 comments

Emotional Balance is one of four parts of what I call the “Holy Grail” of weight loss. The reason I refer to it as the Holy Grail is because I honestly believe that these core processes have enabled me to make it this far and they are THE founda... Read more

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


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